Angela - unexplained infertility - so they have no idea what's going on? Could it be your lining? Cause obviously the egg and sperm didn't have an issue. So it seems like it's with implantation? My mind just immediately searches for some explanation. I think the natural FET could be a great thing. I cannot tell you how titular crossed my fingers are for you. I want so badly to read a post from you saying you have your bfp. Seriously my heart would skip a beat for you and krissie. This is hard. And I think it is completely natural to feel sad or bitter or whatever when you hear of other pregnancies. Things are always shades of grey. Of course you can simultaneously be happy for the other person and also sad. It's entirely natural. I think the journal thing is a good idea. I might do that for issues in my life too. Just to release some emotions. I did acupuncture for my ivf. I did it once a week leading up to it and immediately before the transfer and right after the transfer. Also during implantation I followed the advice I read online about only eating warm food and staying real warm. Maybe it's all silly and not real but I did it anyway. I drank none broth too. It was awful and I only did it twice bc it tasted so bad to me.
Krissie - I'm so hopeful that whatever strategy you choose works. If going on birth control and then coming off cleans the slate a bit and gives you any advantage I'd say go for it. So praying it works. Does your DH not want to try bc it's too emotionally draining? How are you feeling about it all? I know limbo sucks and the process is just draining bc it's not a casual thing. You have to at the very least know when are the fertile days and then there is the hope and testing. It's hard. if you decide to keep trying, I hope that you can do so without getting too drained. I don't know what to suggest for that. But I'll send out all positive energy toward it. What does your doc suggest?
Hey guys! Not sure if you'll really remember me, but I was here last year and had taken a break from TTC! Well we got back to it in October, and no luck unfortunately. I just do not ovulate! We were sooo bummed out that nothing was working. Then, a blessing in disguise, my sister, who does NOT want children, now or ever, found out she was pregnant. It was a one night stand while she was travelling in Europe, and she doesn't know anything about the dad to get in contact with him, so she was freaking out. Now she had no idea how hard we were TTC these last few years, but I guess my mom explained it to her, and she has decided to have me adopt the baby!! I am SO excited! She's coming home from England next week, and she is only 9 weeks at the moment, so I will get to be at every appointment with her. It is amazing and I'm so happy
Hi everyone! It feels like forever since I've last been on here. Its mostly because I like to get on bnb via my phone, but every time I try to log on my phone, the website appears and then immediately goes white. not sure if its something with my phone or what (it only happens with the bnb site though), but given that i feel so much of my day to day is dealing with these types of admin issues, i just feel to exhausted to figure it out. so im using the computer today b/c i wanted to see what was going on.
angela - how are you?
krissie - how long will you be on birth control? are you still meeting with your doc?
mama - congrats!
afm - pregnancy is going well. of course i'm feeling the symptoms that come along with the third trimester. but, really i have been struggling with the move, it has been very isolating. its hard to meet people. ive also really noticed that the weather has such a strong impact on how i feel. this past weekend, the sun was out and it was 53 degrees Fahrenheit and i was a lot happier b/c its such an improvement from how its been. i have been longing for some sunshine and warmth. so im feeling much better today after getting better weather this weekend. i've been decorating the nursery and that's going well. im nervous about the delivery and what's to come, but i also realize that this must be how many ftm's feel. i can't prepare for everything, i have to accept that i'll learn things a long the way. i have a hospital class coming up this week. where i will learn about the delivery, etc. i am looking forward to that b/c i need to know that info. it would also be nice if i could find classes for what to do after the baby comes. something that teaches people the basics. i've had trouble finding anything like that. most classes are about delivery.
there is still a lot left for me to do to prepare, but things are finally starting to come together a bit more.
Star- definitely all ftm feel that way. It is such a steep learning curve, but you got this! Don't underestimate how much of it is really instinctual. The best parts really are the prepping and excitement as you prepare for the baby to come home.
Afm, I plan to do one more round of bc after this cycle. I should get af sometime in mid May. After talking with DH about everything we decided to try from May-October. If it doesn't work out in that time frame we are going to be done trying.
I am not currently seeing a doctor for fertility. I am undecided what we will do in terms of trying. We both agree probably not through a fertility specialist. I was thinking between my low carb diet and lydia-pinkham I should ovulate.
For now I am spending the next two months really working on eating low carb and hoping to prep my body the best I can. If this doesn't work then we both decided to are okay moving forward as a family of 3.
Krissie - good to hear that you and DH are on the same page and you are going to give it another go. I think that time frame is good bc it gives you many cycles to work with. I'm very hopeful that it will happen for you. may is just around the corner but still far enough away to give you the time you need to do the low carb stuff. So hopeful it works for you!
My feet and ankles are really swollen! Got a pedicure done and the ladies there were shocked because I had indents on my ankles from where my socks were. I can't fit into any shoes except for my sneakers. I'm exhausted and that part is frustrating. Today I didn't feel like I was awake until the late afternoon. I have a doctors appointment tomorrow and will tell him about my swollen feet. Also I know myself well and bc I have a low pain tolerance will ask for an epidural come delivery day. But I don't know if having bulging discs in my back will effect anything. So I'm going to tell my doc a about that. I'm curious though, after you had your DS, were you as tired as you were during third trimester (assuming you were super tired) or were you more tired? I'm so hoping that I won't feel this exhausted!
I managed to cook dinner tonight. But don't do it nearly as much bc of tiredness. And I am so so craving a cheesecake. I could just buy one but it's fun tomakenthings myself. Oh well. I'll have to buy one soon!
How are you doing? summer is approaching so I take it you'll have the summer off since I think you mentioned working at a school? Hopefully you do and can enjoy the summer!
This is your last month in birth control, right?
Hope everyone is doing well! Angela - any updates?
Star- I found myself way more exhausted after I had him. The exhaustion was different than during pregnancy, more deep to my bones. I guess it's common for newborns to have flip flopped days and nights and I found that true. It was very hard for the first 3 months. But ds didn't sleep well until he was over 2 so it was rough until then. Now he sleeps like a dream.
I would recommend prepping some freezer meals for after baby is arrive. Those first weeks are just a blur. I'd do crockpot freezer meals and quick, simple things dh could throw together.
Yes, I have 2.5 more weeks of birth control. I'm leaning towards using the last two rounds of clomid I have. I was never monitored by my doctor so I don't see the being any different.
I have 5 more weeks until summer break. I cannot wait! It has been a crap year and I'm ready to just do some of my projects and play with ds. He turns 3 this summer and I just love this age.
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