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Old Aug 12th, 2017, 16:23 PM   2641
ireadyermind
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I have crappy insurance with this group called Kaiser. They treat us more like cattle in line for milking rather than individual human beings. I've had to fight and argue with every doctor I've had, except one, just to be taken seriously on minor ailments. I'm assuming it'll be the same for a pregnancy.

January can't get here fast enough. I'm switching insurance and finding a private practice where I'll be treated well and looked after!

I may contact the fertility clinic Monday to get a copy of my records anyway. I can ask the doctor what he thinks then.



 
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Old Aug 12th, 2017, 18:28 PM   2642
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that line is sooo dark!! eeekkkk!!! i still can't believe it! tuesday can't get here fast enough!!! i can't believe they won't take your low progesterone seriously. I would totally call the fertility clinic monday and see if they can give you a script for progesterone suppositories or something.

My OB office didn't do progesterone levels with my betas but that could have been because i was already taking progesterone lol



 
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Old Aug 12th, 2017, 19:51 PM   2643
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Lol Swimmy, if YOU can't believe it, imagine how I feel! I'm still in shock over here. Trying to stay positive, but you know the doubt creeps in.

Do you gals think it's possible I'm farther along than 4 ish weeks? The line is SO dark... but when I did an HPT last week, there wasn't even a squinter of a line! How'd it get so dark in 4 or so days?

Bah. I can't wait til Tuesday. They'll give me a date then, but in the meantime I'm going nuts with all this wondering....



 
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Old Aug 12th, 2017, 19:55 PM   2644
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Oh, I missed you did an hpt last week. I'd guess you're probably no more than 4.5-5 weeks then. But I think such a strong test is a great sign. I've heard wondfo can take awhile to darken and yours looked great.

I think I implanted late so my bfp was a serious squinter the day af was due at 13 dpo. 12 dpo was stark white.



 
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Old Aug 13th, 2017, 15:00 PM   2645
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Well, I never had AF after I stoped taking the BC pills, so I did one hpt the week after, one hpt the week after that, and one more hpt the week after THAT, and all were negative. But I had this sneaking suspicion that they were wrong, somehow, so I did another one Friday and the line showed up instantly!

So I don't know what's going on. DH and I didn't really BD at all the past 2 weeks, mostly just the end of July. So maybe we just happened to sync up with O time!

A friend of mine who has been supporting me through the fertility treatments and knows about the BFP says she thinks moving out here to the countryside and the decrease in stress and sleep disturbances was what sealed the deal for me. We've only been out here 2mos!



 
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Old Aug 14th, 2017, 08:53 AM   2646
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That line is beautifully dark, IRYM. I'd guess you have a strong little bean there. My lines for my little guy were the same. They got dark very very quickly, and HCG levels were tripling rather than doubling, but no twins... just a strong little boy brewing in there! I hope the same is true for you. You've got a strong sticky little one sprouting!

I remember taking multiple pregnancy tests daily for over a month because I couldn't believe we got pregnant on our own before starting IVF, so I definitely know the amazing tumultuous feelings of awe, thrill, terror, and the absolute inability to think of anything else or be productive in any way that isn't baby related. Haha! What a wild wonderful time for you! I hope tomorrow goes very well and you're reassured.

Krissie, how are you feeling? Hope this pregnancy is going smoothly for you so far!



 
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Old Aug 14th, 2017, 09:18 AM   2647
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IRYM- I love your new ticker..

MissDoc- Things are going well now. I am finally past that first tri fatigue and am starting to feel good. I am still having a ton of food aversions but I am making it work.

I was in complete shock with this one until maybe two weeks ago. I was barely able to even acknowledge it in person. I think part of it was the fear of something going bad at my 12 week scan. After that came back good I was much more excited. Even DH is now coming around to the idea and talking about it and planning.



 
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Old Aug 14th, 2017, 11:37 AM   2648
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I remember taking multiple pregnancy tests daily for over a month because I couldn't believe we got pregnant on our own before starting IVF, so I definitely know the amazing tumultuous feelings of awe, thrill, terror, and the absolute inability to think of anything else or be productive in any way that isn't baby related. Haha! What a wild wonderful time for you! I hope tomorrow goes very well and you're reassured.

Oh boy, I am in that same place right now. I debated taking another Wondfo test this morning, but I knew that since I took one yesterday, it wouldn't be much different today and wasn't going to prove anything to me, AND I've already taken 4 tests already.

I've been in "all things pregnancy" mode and I think DH is a little put off by it. He's never been that great at discussing things dealing with female anatomy. I complain my boobs hurt, he gets this weird expression on his face and he's like, "I'm sorry...?"

This morning, I thought I'd sleep in so that it helped pass the time til tomorrow, but of course I couldn't. So now I'm going to have to try to find something to do to keep busy until then!


Krissie - Thanks! I'll have to remember to adjust it after my scan tomorrow to more accurately reflect my due date.

Glad to hear you're feeling a little more relaxed and cheerful about this pregnancy!



 
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Old Aug 15th, 2017, 08:33 AM   2649
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Can't wait to hear about your scan today!!!



 
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Old Aug 16th, 2017, 08:52 AM   2650
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Good morning, gals. I'm here to report on my appt yesterday, and to post HPT pics, since I'm still obsessed with POAS.

The ultrasound didn't reveal anything yesterday. It's too early to see anything, according to my OB. I suspected as much, and it was refreshing to hear her talk about this pregnancy in terms of "but we'll probably see it later" and not immediately jumping on the Miscarriage bandwagon like the last time. This is a new OB and I already like her a lot better.

On the other hand, when I asked her about progesterone and estrogen supplements, she says she's forbidden from prescribing it to me because she doesn't work on the infertility team! What a ridiculous rule! If you're an OB and your patient needs supplements to continue a healthy pregnancy, you oughta be able to provide them!

So since I still haven't heard back from the fertility clinic after my message Monday morning, I'm going to call again today. This is too important to wait any longer.

After the scan, I was sent to the lab for blood tests for the usual. HGC, blood typing, etc. even though they already know my blood type and that I'm HIV negative and all that. I guess it's standard procedure to redo all of it every time.

The OB said she won't tell me what my HGC numbers are until Thursday after the second draw, so I'm going nuts over here because I'd at least like to know if my first draw was higher than when I MC'd in 2015!

So in the meantime, I'm POAS every couple days to watch the lines.

Here's today's compared with Friday's, within the 5min window. I'm feeling a little optimistic about those lines!



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