New here looking for some buddies ttc #4

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  1. Mommatoboys

    Mommatoboys Momma to 5 wonderful boys

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    Thank you:). I've been trying so hard to take care of myself this time and not get so fat haha. We have decided to name the baby Declan Timothy, after my father who passed away a few years ago. So happy you both are doing great! Wow 7 weeks already! The time sure does go by quickly:(. What name did you give your new little one?
     
  2. Mommy_DK

    Mommy_DK Well-Known Member

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    I soooooo wish I had your boy making magic! Lol my DH would be kissing my butt all day everyday if I made 4 boys for him! He wants 3 more boys so badly and I am working really hard to try....... I'm probably a wacko for this but I've been using this chart since I found out how accurate it really is: it was right for all three of my kids , my sisters one child and my best friends two kids SO we are using it to TTC the next two and I am praying it works!

    I know you have got to be beat running around with the kids with school and sports plus all of the house work , prepping for a baby and then thinking of hoping back to work :sleep::sleep: my hat is off to you for sure, I get tired just bringing the kids to school and doing the dishes lol it is hard to keep up sometimes my laundry gets backed up because of all of the running to the stores and activities with the kids. My DH doesn't like to show a lot of emotion either but when he does it's like wow you are human! Lol but I get on him about being more emotional because we have daughters and it's sooo important to show them emotion . Thanks for the positive energy , I hope your baby boy gets bigger but if not you are a pro with teeny tiny babies by now and he will be healthy and beautiful otherwise
     
  3. Mommatoboys

    Mommatoboys Momma to 5 wonderful boys

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    Lol well I really believe my body favors boys haha. I don't know if you have every heard anything about ph levels but I did a bunch of research on it and bought ph strips and started testing mine. Of course my ph levels were very alkaline which is suppose to favor male sperm. I tried doing a vinager douch before bd'ing but I think it was to acidic and was killing the sperm since is wasn't getting pregnant. Apparently they can also be used to predict the baby's gender just like the expensive gender test that you can buy. The Chinese calendar was right about all my kids including this one. We used it to try for a girl when I got pregnant with the twins we lost. I really believe that the twins were girls because my ph strips started showing acidic levels right after bfp and then went back to alkaline when bleeding started. With this pregnancy ph strips stayed alkaline and even got darker so I pretty well knew from the beginning it was a boy. Dh and I would have loved to had a little girl but I couldn't be happier with my boys though they are my whole world.
     
  4. TwinMommy6

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    Awe I love that name :) we named him Lincoln Andrew. Both the twins middle names are after each of our grandfathers as neither of us had our fathers in our lives. So with this little guy we gave him dh's name for a middle name. We just got back from a check up he is 12 lbs 9 oz already haha
     
  5. Mommy_DK

    Mommy_DK Well-Known Member

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    Momatoboys- Ok so I'm not the only one! Lol that makes me feel better, I'm going to try those strips beforr we bd :happydance: hoping we can get pg again Fx I have no idea what my fertility issue is as of yet hopefully well know by next week . Where did you get those strips from ?

    Twinmommy- I love the name Lincoln and using the great grandfathers names for middles is a cute idea ..... I'm stealing your idea lol if I get my bfp! I can't believe your LO is 12lbs already! I bet he is sooo cuddly , ugh I freakin miss that so much ):
     
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    Awe thank you mommy_dk!! And not if....WHEN you get your bfp :)
    I can't believe he's 12 lbs either but then again I did harvest a 10 pounder haha
     
  7. Mommy_DK

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    Twin mommy- Oh my goodness you are living my dream right now! Lol I have always wanted a big 10lb baby boy (or bigger)! Don't ask why , lol I guess they are just more cuddly and squeezable :hugs: all of my kids were small I felt like if I touched them they'd break. How's he eating? And yes your right not IF but WHEN I get my bfp



    I am so upset right now and I know this will probably sound so ridiculous but ........ DH had to put his swimmers in a cup today for his sperm analysis here at home and then take it over to the dr office, Well, he goes into the room grabs the iPad and watches porn.....:growlmad: (TMI) I send my DH naked photos of me all of the time he has them saved in his phone and he goes to a porn website! Then, although our 7 yr old and 3 yr old were both home and he only had 45 min to get it done and bring it in I could have gotten the girls set up with a movie and helped him out but he didn't even ask for me to participate :growlmad: I felt like he just had an affair with hot porn women :nope: UGH!! Maybe I'm over reacting but sheesh that was a little hurtful
     
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    Omg. ....you are not being ridiculous! I would be pissed!
    But......Maybe he just felt weird shooting it into a cup lol

    I caught my hubby watching porn a few times and tbh I was so mad. I guess its just a guy thing we don't understand :) I don't think he does it anymore or he just got really good at clearing the history on the computer because I still check hahaha
     
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    Oh great I'm not alone in that department either! Lol yes I've caught my DH a few times too! And like you... Pissed! I went off on him and then cried for a bit to myself because I just started to feel like he wasn't attracted to me ); and having kids changes your body in so many ways so it made me a little insecure but then I realized so many other guys find me attractive so eff that! Lol I just thought it was rude that I didn't get an invite to his 'party' this afternoon. Oh and his sperm count is high so it's looking like unexplained infertility for us :cry:
     
  10. Mommatoboys

    Mommatoboys Momma to 5 wonderful boys

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    That is such an amazing name! I love it! Wow what a big boy you have! Mine have all been so small and I'm measuring small with this one. I have until my next appt to catch up or I have to go have an ultrasound.
     
  11. Mommatoboys

    Mommatoboys Momma to 5 wonderful boys

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    I just got my strips on eBay. They are super cheap.
     
  12. MomOf3Girls

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    It FINALLY happened! :bfp: :happydance: This has been THE HARDEST ttc journey we've ever had! IUI #2 did the trick! I did three tests this am. lol After the first one came up positive, an Equate brand that is supposed to be similar to EPT, I did an FRER and a Clearblue digital with weeks estimator. All of them :bfp: I could not believe it! What I'm confused about though is: I'm 12 dpiui (dpo), and the weeks estimator said 2-3 weeks. I would think it would say 1-2 weeks at 12 dpo. So, it's got me wondering if I have at least two in there making more hcg than usual for 12 dpo. I had a 16 mm follie, and a 12 mm follie at the follie scan. My nurse at the iui said that it's very possible that the 12 mm follie caught up and produced an egg as well by the time I ovulated.
     
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    Omg omg omg!!! I am so beyond excited for you!
    Congratulations. ...you deserve this :)
    I wonder if there is two? How amazing would that be...have you told dh yet?
     
  14. Mommatoboys

    Mommatoboys Momma to 5 wonderful boys

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    Oh wow!!! Yay!!! I'm so happy for you! That's just amazing! That would be wonderful if there was two! Although my experience with the weeks indicator wasn't that great. Hopefully you can get your levels drawn and maybe get a better idea if it's twins. My levels were really high with my twins. Good luck and congrats!
     
  15. MomOf3Girls

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    Thank you guys! Yes, I told DH this morning. I said, "I'm going to be really happy today." He said, "Why is that?" I said, "Take a wild guess." Then he was all, "Oh, really?!?!?!? Are you serious?" He figured out what I was getting at pretty quickly without me coming right out and saying that I was pg or got a bfp.

    And yes, I will be getting betas done. All part of the protocol when you are getting help from an RE. If :bfp: I was told to call Monday (actually test Monday, but I tested early), and then I'll be going in for my first beta either that day or soon after. Then, I think at about 6 weeks along or so, I'll go in for my first u/s to check out the baby or babies. What happened with your experience with the weeks estimator?
     
  16. Mommatoboys

    Mommatoboys Momma to 5 wonderful boys

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    How exciting! Can't wait to hear about where you levels are! Hoping everything looks great for you! The weeks estimator was completely wrong for me and caused so much worry until I got the results of my second round levels. I was around 5 weeks but after 16dpo it would not say more than 2-3 weeks so I thought I may be losing the baby but when my levels came back they were well over 2000 and it was suppose to read 3+ weeks with levels that high. I took one the day my levels were drawn as well and it still said 2-3 weeks. They are neat tests but I wouldn't put a lot of trust in the estimate.
     
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    Went into my fertility clinic yesterday am for my beta. Got the results this am.

    14 dpo: 418 for the beta number. I go in again tomorrow am for the 2nd draw. Will probably find out those results Thursday. They wanted them two days apart. Progesterone was 23.7

    DD #3 at 13 dpo: beta was 225, and doubled every 30 hours. At the 6 week u/s, we discovered a vanishing twin, so she started out as a twin pregnancy.

    DD's #1 and 2: Never had betas done. BUT DD #1, I first tested at 13 dpo, and the line on a FRER was so so faint, I could barely see it, and I wondered if it was + or not. It got darker a few days later.
     
  18. Mommatoboys

    Mommatoboys Momma to 5 wonderful boys

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    Those levels sound great! Although you can't tell if it's twins or not. You may know more when you get the second set of levels back but ultrasound will be the only sure way. So happy for you and just hoping for a healthy pregnancy for you!
     
  19. MomOf3Girls

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    Well, I don't think it's going to be twins anymore. I'm just grateful for the one, what seems to be so far healthy baby that is in there. Yesterday's beta was 990 at 16 dpo. The first one two days before that was 418. That's a doubling time of only 38 hours. DD #3 doubled every 30 hours, and she DID have a twin that didn't make it. I'm thinking this one must have just implanted on the early side, so my hcg was a lil higher by 14 dpo. Would have been nice to have finished our family in just one more pregnancy. I want this one to have a sibling close in age, and not just the girls that are 7+ years apart. So, I guess it'll be back to TTC again someday after this one is born. At least next time I'll know to go straight for the IUI!
     
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    I know I haven't been on this thread in awhile bit thought I would say my HCG doubled every 48 hours at first and I ended up with twins. So you never know. :) I was told some women's HCG doesn't rapidly increase with twins until around 5-6 weeks which must have been the case with me.
     

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