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Women of Strength!
A Strong Woman VS. A Woman Of Strength


A strong woman works out everyday to keep her body in shape…
But a woman of strength builds relationships to keep her soul in shape.

A strong woman isn't afraid of anything…
But a woman of strength shows courage in the midst of fear.

A strong woman won't let anyone get the better of her…
But a woman of strength gives the best of herself to everyone.

A strong woman makes mistakes and avoids the same in the future…
A woman of strength realizes life's mistakes can also be unexpected blessings and capitalizes on them.

A strong woman wears a look of confidence on her face…
But a woman of strength wears grace.

A strong woman has faith that she is strong enough for the journey…
But a woman of strength has faith that it is in the journey that she will become strong.

Author Unknown.
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Michelle: (Offer support & prayers!!!)
naf38: (Home in Australia)
Arlotheslug: (We miss you!)

Leighanne: BFP - 38 weeks!!!
vortex: BFP - 29 weeks
Joyce: BFP - 23 weeks (doc appt 2/11)
Jessie: BFP -18 weeks (doc appt today & tomorrow)
Armyprincess: BFP - 17 weeks
Stacey: BFP!!! 10 weeks (u/s 2/12)
Kaylee_Frye: BFP! 5 weeks (u/s 2/24)

angelbaby:  waiting for AF ;(
Guesito:  Come on, AF! waiting to start FET!
(send prayers for her mom!)

Candie: CD6
rachjas:  CD8
Keyan: CD8 (lap 2/11)
Sexykeme: CD8
Mrspace:  CD8 (HSG today)
kmcarino:  CD9
pyar:  CD11
Lina:  CD13
Shysana: CD15
Mommyin09: CD16
Hannah1505: CD19
Luvkayln: CD19
jmh2005: CD26

babynr:  (Transfer soon!)

dnikki: 5dpiui
wishandaprayer: 7dpt
ad_06: 14dpiui
BabyMamma:  17dpo
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Good Morning!  I got my +opk yesterday & my temp dropped today.  So, I'm expecting to O today, but we're not going to do iui & I'm perfectly okay with that! :)  We've covered our bases & I'm feeling so relaxed & stress-free.  It's really nice :)  I'm off work today, but will cancel my days off for tomorrow & Wednesday.  Be sure to check out our old thread to get the latest updates.

Keyan:  That su cks you were sick this weekend!  I'm so glad you're feeling better.  Just one day of work this week, that's great!  We'll all be thinking of you & looking forward to your recovery at home on Wed. ;)

Candie:  Sounds like a fun weekend!  I love shopping with dh :)  I'm glad you're having nicer weather, but honestly 40s & 50s...  Brrr!  j/k! It's actually been cold & rainy for us since Friday & I love it!  I think the rain has actually relaxed me ;)

luvkayln:  Hmmm... interesting that your ovaries are sore again.  Either way, we are close this time around ;)

ad_06:  So sorry about the bfn! I'm with you, just wait it out at this point.  Hopefully you're too early & AF won't show.  Then you can test again.  Best wishes to you!!! :)

Shysana:  Yay for cm!!!  That's awesome!  Looks like the increased dose of clomid is working for you! :)  Now, come one +opk!!!

mrspace:  Thinking of you & hoping your HSG goes well! :)
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Michelle: (Offer support & prayers!!!)
naf38: (Home in Australia)
Arlotheslug: (We miss you!)

Leighanne: BFP - 38 weeks!!!
vortex: BFP - 30 weeks
Joyce: BFP - 23 weeks (doc appt tomorrow)
Jessie: BFP -18 weeks (doc appt today)
Armyprincess: BFP - 17 weeks
Stacey: BFP!!! 10 weeks (u/s today)
Kaylee_Frye: BFP! 5 weeks (u/s 2/24)

angelbaby:  waiting for AF ;(
Guesito: (offer support!)

ad_06:  CD1 ;(
Candie: CD9
rachjas:  CD11
Keyan: CD11
Sexykeme: CD11
Mrspace:  CD11
kmcarino:  CD12
Lina:  CD16
Shysana: CD18
Hannah1505: CD22
Luvkayln: CD22
jmh2005: CD29

babynr:  (Transfer soon!)

Mommyin09:  3dpo (blood test 2/23)
pyar:  4dpo
dnikki: 8dpiui (blood test 2/19)
wishandaprayer: 10dpt
BabyMamma:  20dpo
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Stacey:  All I can do is think about you & hope that luvkayln's story is what is happening to you.  I can't even imagine how worried you must be ;(  I am praying for you & your little one & anxiously awaiting your update.  I hope your u/s alleviates your fears.

Keyan:  I hope you're feeling well today.  I'm thinking of you & happy you're home! :)

ad_06:  I'm sorry about AF ;(  Let us know how tomorrow's appt goes.
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Well I am not sure what is going on.  I think I may ovulated over the weekend and since i ddnt test i cnt knw for sure.  So if you can help me out an tell me what you think.
Friday~ Took a test and was negative
Sat~ No test but BD
Sun~ No test but BD
Monday~ Tested and had a faint 2nd line
Tues~ Thought I wld O on tht day but no 2nd line
Wens~ Tested negative
Today~ Tested and again negative

And I ddnt feel no cramps or any pain till monday which was the worst day now these last cpl of days all i have are some light cramps.   Do you all think maybe I O over the weekend and dnt realize i did?    
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Stacey:  I will keep you in my prayers today!  I know it is scary, but am sure that Luvkayln is right!  Sending Karma.

Candie:  Thanks for the note and happy soon to be anniverasary of dating . . . . it is good to know that someone else celebrates that.   I tell you those wind storms last night were INSANE - kept me up too!

Mommyin09:  I hope you are enjoying your day off.  Savana has had some "issues" and she is still not integrated so well with Alice - just working on it and trying to be patient with her.  I really wonder what her former life was like, I know she was in a cage for a long time, but she seems so stressed out!  Just trying to keep her relaxed and realize it is a new environment for her.  How is the puppy?  (btw, I call all dogs puppies)

Mrspace:  Good luck - with the bd!

AD_06:  sorry about AF . . .

Kenyan:  Sending my wishes and I hope everything is ok.

Dnikki:  Congratulations on ending the jury duty and good luck with the TWW.

DH and I have decided to try an IUI (w/ clomid) with donor sperm next cycle.  I dunno.  Part of me is not very hopeful (watch I will suddenly not do well on clomid) - but I think I am trying to protect my heart after all the stuff that happened last year.  Part of me is starting to get excited.  Dunno - just wanted to give you an update.

Happy Thursday!
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Hi Friends,

Thanks so much for the notes and support.  My dear Luvkayln was right...it sounds like a very similar thing.  The baby is absolutely fine!  I was sick with worry as you can imagine.  The bleeding is now almost done...just old blood now.  But my RE said he saw a part of the placenta, far from the baby, where he figured the bleeding was from.  I'm not sure if it is placenta privia but that sounds pretty common also.  But I felt exactly how Luvkayln felt - waiting in the ER feeling the blood and thinking "I am losing my baby and there is nothing I can do".  I hope this never happens again!  The RE said everything looked really good and I just need to stay off my feet as much as possible - lots of rest!!  

So thanks again my friends. You mean so much to me and I feel like you are so much a part of this process.....which you are!  I want you all to get your BFPs but to never have to go through what I just went through!!! I feel better but am shaken up and really tired.  I am going to bed and will catch up with all of you in a little while.

SSBD as always
Stacey
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Stacey:  Thank God everything's okay! :)  I'm so happy to hear from you.  I can imagine it's been a really difficult time & yes, you should get some rest.  Take care & know that we love & care about you and your little one ;)

Arlotheslug:  I'm so happy to see you back on here with us :)  Your next step does sound exciting, but I understand that you want to guard your heart after all you've been through.  I'll be thinking of you & sending you all the karma you so rightfully deserve & always send our way :)  Yes, Carmelo is doing great!  I call all dogs puppies, too.  I actually call him pup or pupper more than his name ;)  He & Huck are warming up to each other & I'm sure Savana & Alice will be good friends once they get used to each other.  I know, it's hard to know what they've been through.  It breaks my heart to think that my own family had Carmelo & didn't see just how amazing he is!  How could they not see that?!  I wonder how he was treated, but I like to think he's started a new life with us & is just as grateful as we are :)  Kisses for Savana!!!

Shysana:  I bet you O'd on Monday since that was the day you had such bad cramps.  What do you think?  You also had a faint second line.  You would O 24-36 hours after you get your +opk, so maybe that's why it was faint on Monday.  Welcome to the tww!!! :)
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Thank goodness-I have been praying for you. Take it easy now that your mind is at ease!




I am 10dp5det and have NO syptoms at all-my beta is Monday morning-hoping for a miracle
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Stacey: I'm sooooo glad the little one is okay :-) I was worried and couldn't even imagine how you were feeling.... I think I may be almost as relieved as you are lol :-) Again, I'm glad everything is good! Stay off those feet!!
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stacey great news looks like the power of prayer works as we all prayed hard that your little one is ok rest rest rest!!!
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Stecey- I am so glad that your baby is fine!  Take it easy.

As for me, I will be having my IUI on Valentine's Day and I am very excited since that is my favorite day of the year!!  My estrogen level was 4700 this morning.  Here are my follies: on the right: 17.5, 16, 19, 18, and 2 15s.  On the left: 17, 16, 17.5, 19, 15.5, 2 15s and 2 14s.  I am thinking that since I take my stim med in the morning that the 15s should be 16s by tonight and should be 18 by IUI time so there are a lot in the game if they grow as I think they are.  I wanted to go another day but the doctors and nurses really think I should trigger tonight so I am and I am happy with that decision.  I can't wait to be in the tww with mommyin09 and everyone else waiting:)  My lining is at 9 so I think that is good.  The nurse says that I have some fluid in my lining but the doctor is not worried about it.
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Stacey- I left you a note, but man am I so relieved! Yes, just definately take it easy and relax knowing everything is ok! Prayer works, and I think God heard us all!! :) Your baby is here to stay, no more worries!! It really makes you realize how much you already are so much in love with this baby, that you don't even know his/her personality yet and you can love someone THAT much! It's a mother's love! After I bled like that with Kayln, the blood was already turning into a brownish color and was gone by the next day. I went home and just layed down all weekend, and it worked for me! I'm sure your bleeding will be gone by tonight, especially since it's brown now. Count your blessings! :)

Ad_06- So sorry about AF! :(  Let us know how your appointment goes tomorrow!

wishandaprayer- Wow! Time is flying by! Good luck for your beta!! I know we'll be seeing a BFP post from you in just a few days! Will you test at home before your beta? Good luck!!! :)

Arlotheslug- You should be hopeful and excited, and you have every right to be! This is a very exciting decision that you and dh have made!! If clomid worked well on you before, it won't change now! When is AF due for you? I'm excited to see you back to ttc! We've missed you! :)

Ok, gotta get ready to go back to work! :( I was only supposed to work 8-4, but there is a banquet tonight and the girl who is supposed to work it is sick. So guess who gets to work it??! I left at 2, came home and ate lunch, watched Untraceable ( Has anyone seen that? It's good!) and then checked in on everyone!! Gotta get pretty now! ;) Talk to you all later! Hopefully Sean (and myself included!) will be up to bd'ing tonight! :)
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kmcarino- Wow!!! You're having a huge follie pary in your ovaries! lol That's a LOT of follies! I have a great feeling for your iui!! I can't wait to see your BFP post in a couple weeks! ;) Good luck!!!
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Hey girls...sorry I haven't posted in a while. I am on CD2 now and offically start Femera tomorrow! The doctor possibly wants to try IUI this month so if anyone has any info on it i would love to hear it...
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wishandaprayer:  Fingers Xd for Monday's beta!!! :)

jmh2005:  Sorry about AF ;(  Good luck with the Femara!  There are many of us who have tried iui.  We can definitely help.  What would you like to know?

kmcarino:  Yay!  A wedding anniversary iui!  That's awesome :)  Best wishes to you & dh!!!  Keep us posted.

luvkayln:  I don't think I've seen Untraceable, but sometimes the names don't ring a bell.  I'll look it up.  We might see the movie Taken this weekend.  Have you seen that?  Sorry you have such a busy day!  How's tomorrow?  Have a great night! :)
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Stacey - I AM SOOO happy everything is OK!!!

Arlotheslug: HEY! Nice to see you here ;o)

Ladies Thank you all for the good wishes, messages and notes. I really appreciated.

I really don't know where to start, don't have good news .... I will start saying that as we have read here so many times, no ones knows our bodies better than we do.....the good part is that I still have all my organs, which IS GREAT, THANK GOD!!

I have severe endometriosis, so bad the doc couldn't "clean" it (and he specializes in endo), he just performed the exploratory part of the LAP. My Ovaries are both tangle together, really tight and near my intestine, there is endo all over my intestines also. THE PLAN is to put me on Lupron shots for 3 months and then try to go back in thru the LAP again to clean and place my organs where they belong, if he is not able, he will cut me open to work better. He did do the D&C and he took out some tissue and perform a biopsy. I did see the doc again today but I haven't really spoken to the doc and don't have all details, I am little sore, but is no big deal, what really has me down is the pain in my stomach...I didn't eat yesterday until 9pm and the antibiotic I am taking aren't helping my stomach...my complaint yesterday was having some issues emptying my bladder and had to get up every 30 minutes to go to the bathroom, but today that is all ok except for my stomach.

As you all know, we don't all respond the same to treatments, procedures and medicnes, so for all of you that are considering the LAP, this was just my case and not necessarily will be yours. BUT if you ask me, I would recommend everyone having TTC issues to have the LAP done, there is really no way to know what you are dealing with if you don't have a look at it.

Again, Thanks to all for caring.
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Hey there!  I'm glad you're home & you're recovering from your lap, but I'm sorry to hear about the endo & the placement of your ovaries.  Have you taken Lupron before?  Hopefully this is a plan that will help you out so you can see that much deserved BFP!  I'm sorry you don't have better news, my friend, but it's good there is a plan in place!  I'm thinking of you & praying for a speedy recovery!!!
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I don't really know much about IUI so anything is definitely helpful.
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Well, I know there are different protocols, but what I do is I have an u/s around CD12 to check my follies.  Then I test with opks & when I get a positive, we go in the next morning with dh's semen sample & drop it off at the lab.  I have an u/s done to see if I've O'd & in the meantime, the lab is "washing" the sample.  About 45 minutes to an hour later, I go in for the iui & it's very easy.  The doc will insert a speculum & then insert the semen sample.  It's in a super thin catheter, so you probably won't even feel it.  It only takes maybe 2 minutes.  Afterwards, I lay on the table with my knees up for about 20 minutes & that's it!  If you have any specific questions, let us know.  I guess if you're using a trigger shot, it'll be a little different, but I haven't done that.  I'm sure the other ladies will have some advice, too :)
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Hello ladies!  Gosh, Leighanne 38 weeks.....you'll do great...can't wait to see that beautiful boy!  Stacey, 1st off congrats!  2nd..so glad baby is ok, stay strong.
Hopefully over the next 2 or 3 days I'll have time to read the prolific dialogue here!  I'm having my transfer tomorrow am and will be resting after that.  I'll keep you all posted, take the best of care!
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Well i am thinkin i mite have O on Sunday since i took the OPK on monday morning an was a faint line an i tested tht night also and had a faint line.  So myabe u can chng me to dpo now at least i am hoping tht i O on sunday.
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Good morning everyone!  

I'm cd12 today and I'm going to go buy some opks after work. I can't tell if I'm getting close to O'ing.  Plus, I don't know if I will O this month. I'm on Metformin now so maybe I will, maybe I won't.  We'll just have to see.  

It is CRAZY here.  In the last 20 minutes we've gone from having no snow on the ground to having 2 inches.  And it's not letting up AT ALL.  We're supposed to get up to 9 inches by 3pm this afternoon, if not more.  They keep changing the forecast.  

DH and I are doing GREAT GREAT GREAT!  He had the day off yesterday and he got almost all the dishes done (a few needed to soak).  I cleaned the bathroom yesterday and then we just had fun.  We watched tv, and we fooled around.  We chased each other around the house in a tickle fight.  It was just fun.  I laughed so much.  God I love days like that.  I was in such a "weird" mood all day yesterday.  I just was irritible and cranky.  But then I came home and everything was better.  I'm going to miss him this weekend. We're not going to see much of each other.  He works til midnight tonight then works from 6am to midnight tomorrow :(  But that's okay.  We both have Sunday and Monday off, so we'll celebrate V-day then.

keyan- I am so so sorry that things didn't go well.  But in a way I think they did.  I'm so glad that you found out what was going on and that you have a plan of action.  I think it's so much better to know, up front, what you're dealing with.  You are a strong chica and I know you'll be fine.  You'll get that BFP.  DH and I are taking time off til we get the Lap done and get everything in order.  It feels GREAT so far.

mommyin09- How are you doing?  I hope that your tww flies by!

luvkayln- Hey girl, I hope that you're doing well.  Hopefully you will O soon!  My fingers are crossed for you this month, honey!

dnikki- How's life after trial?  Ha ha, I bet it feels good to have it all over with!  I sure miss talking to you.  Email me sometime soon.

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Stacey:  I am so happy for you that everything is ok.  Please do take it easy and get some rest.  

Kmcarino:  What a wonderful gift for Valentine's day!  Sending karma.

Babynr:  Welcome back!  It is good to hear from you!  I will send prayers for you for the transfer tomorrow.  

Kenyan:  I am glad you are home - it is good to hear from you.  I am sorry that things did not turn out as expected - we both know how that goes - I also know that you are an incredibly strong and amazing person.  We will all find our way to parenthood - one way or another.  I will keep you in my thoughts.  

Luvkayln: I am on CD 22 I think . . . I should have AF somewhere between 30 and 35.  I am excited, but also don't want to go rushing in . . . you know.  This is really a push from DH - I was ok adopting, but he says I deserve to be pregnant . . . and be part of that club.  He is a really amazing and strong man.  Practice that BD dance!  

Happy Valentine's Day Eve Everyone.  I hope you all have the opportunity to rest and enjoy your DH this weekend!
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Well...today's the day.  Just had breaky....no phone call so I'm assuming my "babies" have survived the thaw.  It's weird, I just feel calm.  No expectations, just hope and leaving it to a higher power.  CD 14 today, great mucous, on high dose estrogen and progesterone vaginally....oh, FYI prometrium capsules are fabulous compared to suppositories....wow SO much less mess.  Did my yoga this am...soak in the tub is next.  My baby is on the way!  Luck to all....will check in later.
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Michelle: (Offer support & prayers!!!)
naf38: (Home in Australia)

Leighanne: BFP - 38 weeks!!!
vortex: BFP - 30 weeks
Joyce: BFP - 23 weeks (doc appt tomorrow)
Jessie: BFP -19 weeks
Armyprincess: BFP - 17 weeks
Stacey: BFP!!! 11 weeks !
Kaylee_Frye: BFP! 6 weeks (u/s 2/24)

angelbaby:  waiting for AF ;(
Guesito: (offer support!)

ad_06:  CD2
jmh2005: CD3
Candie: CD10
rachjas:  CD12
Keyan: CD12
Sexykeme: CD12
Mrspace:  CD12
kmcarino:  CD13 (iui tomorrow!)
Lina:  CD17
Arlotheslug:  CD22 (welcome back!)
Hannah1505: CD23
Luvkayln: CD23

babynr:  (Transfer tomorrow!)

Mommyin09:  4dpo (beta 2/23)
Shysana:  5dpo
pyar:  5dpo
dnikki: 9dpiui (beta 2/19)
wishandaprayer: 11dpt (beta 2/16)
BabyMamma:  21dpo
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babynr:  Best wishes for your transfer tomorrow! :)

kmcarino:  Have a wonderful Valentine's Day, anniversary & iui!!! :)

Have a great weekend & Happy Valentine's Day :)
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I'm sorry, I didn't realize your transfer was today!  Best wishes to you & dh!!! :)
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Stacey - I checked in quick last night to see your update, but didn't get a chance to respond.  I am so so so happy for you!  Thanks be to God for answering our prayers.  After hearing luvkayn's story, I had a lot of hope for you.  I'm so relieved that you and the little one are OK.  Just take it easy this weekend and get in some cuddle time with DH and Honey.  :)

Arlotheslug - I am so glad you are back!  :)  First of all, it sounds like your DH is an amazing man.  To be able to find peace with the situation and be supportive of doing the IUI with donor sperm just so the love of his life can experience a pregnancy.  Wow, a love story right in time for Valentine's Day.  :)  You are a very lucky woman (although I'm sure you know that!).  I can totally understand why you are keeping your guard up, but I know you've thought about this a lot.  You still have the adoption process underway, so that could still happen, but in the meantime, maybe this will work for you too!  I sure hope so.  I know Clomid has worked for you in the past, so doing that with IUI should definitely boost your chances.  Keep us updated and know that we are here if you need to talk.  I wish you nothing but the best.

mommyin09 - Your chart looks great!  I know we don't like getting our hopes up, but maybe a nice, relaxed cycle without the stress of the IUI will be exactly what you need.  I'm so glad to hear Carmello is still doing good.  Speaking of neglected animals, I have to share this story.  We had a case in our area recently where this dog's bandanna brushed against a candle and caught fire.  The idiot owner threw his drink (alcohol) on it, which obviously made it worse.  Then, he didn't want to take care of him, so he dropped him off along a busy road.  It took a week until someone found the dog and luckily the local shelter took him in, got him treatment, and put him with a foster family.  The poor thing lost both ears and still has to have more treatment, but thankfully he's expected to recover.  They've had his picture all over the news and there's a fund set up for him.  When you send money, they send you a letter that the dog "wrote" saying how thankful he is to be loved.  It's the saddest story, but at least it has a happy ending.  I just don't understand what's wrong with people.  I have no time for anyone who would ever abuse a helpless animal, or child.

luvkayln - Hope the banquet went well.  Sounds like you had such a long day.  Are you thinking you'll O soon?  I'm hoping to O this weekend, or early next week, so looks like we'll both have perfect timing with the weekend and Valentine's Day!

Keyan - Oh hon.  I'm sorry things didn't work out as perfectly as we had hoped, but I'm sure God will take care of you.  I'll be talking to you.  Hope you feel better.

jmh - Good luck with the femara!  Pairing that with the IUI should really give you a great chance for that BFP!

kmcarino - Holy cow!  That's a lot of follies.  I'm so happy it worked out that you get to have your IUI tomorrow.  Hopefully it brings you a lot of luck.  Happy Birthday!!!!!
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Back from the RE.  Wow....embryos did great!  All 3 did well thawing and were even starting to grow!  We had an A, B, C, (3,4 & 5 cell).  He transferred all 3.  As you probably know FET is less successful than fresh, about 30% and of course less because of my age.  I feel great, other than a hormone migraine...has happened everytime.  Well 3rd time lucky...I'm feeling positive and praying all ready!  Going to go rest and get pampered.
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babynr- How exciting!!! :) That's awesome all 3 made it through the thawing, and all were able to be transferred! I think the odds are in your favor! This is gonna be it! :) Keep up the positive attitude, and God will take care of you! Good luck! :)

Candie- OMG, that story about the dog is SO sad! :( But, I'm so glad there are people out there who care and giving of their time and money to support him! And that's great he'll make a full recovery! Poor thing! :( Screw his old owner, sounds like a loser and unworthy of the dog! I'm totally with you! Anyone that would hurt a helpless animal or child is a piece of ****, and I could care less about them! I hope the dog finds a loving home, with people that deserve him and that can give him the love he deserves! That's great you'll O soon! :) I'm honestly not sure when I'll O... My ovaries have been sore for a while now, and my CM  has been watery for almost a week now! My RE did say it'll probably take me longer to O since I had 2 cysts, and when I had just 1 cyst I didn't O until CD 26! So we'll see. I guess I'll know when AF shows when I ovulated, lol! ( 14 days before! :) Good luck to you, and have a wonderful day tomorrow!

Keyan- Oh, I'm so sorry about your news! :( But, that's great that you're starting to take Lupron, and will go back for a second LAP and hopefully get things the way they are supposed to be then! These are just stepping stones to your BFP! Get lots of rest so you have a quick recovery! Enjoy your Valentine's Day tomorrow!! :)

Mommyin09- That's so funny you mention seeing Taken, because Sean will NOT stop talking about that movie! LoL! :) He wants to see it so bad, so of course, we will! I had another LONG day today, with setting up for the Valentine's reservations for tomorrow. But the room looks so sweet and romantic, it'll be perfect! :) I have to go in tomorrow morning for an hour or so to finish up some things, and then we're off to St. Louis to have dinner with the whole family. We didn't do Christmas this year with them, so we've decided to spend it together tomorrow so it should be fun. Then on Sunday, I have to go in early to get ready for a bridal show event we're doing at the winery, so it'll be a busy weekend! I finally have a day off on Monay, yay! :) Who would'a thought I'd be excited for a Monday! :) I hope you and dh have a great day tomorrow! :)

Arlotheslug- Wow! What a sweet, sweet dh you have! How unselfish of him to do this for you!! Aww... your post just made my heart melt! :) You deserve to be pregnant, just like he said! And you will be! :) You're just one CD behind me, but I'm not sure that I've even ovulated yet, since I have 2 cysts and my RE said I'll probably ovulate really late b/c of them. I know it's hard not to be anxious about your next cycle, but you can't help but be! I know we're all just as excited for you as you are, and we're so glad to have you back! :) God will take care of you! You'll be a mommy, you'll see! :)

jmh- So sorry AF showed, but how exciting that you're starting Femara! I hope this it does the trick for you! :) Good luck!!

kmcarino- Good luck tomorrow! This has got to work for you! There's so much love going on for you tomorrow, and what a way to top that off with making a baby! It's almost too perfect! :) Leave it in God's hands, and He'll take care of you! :)

mrspace- That's awesome you and  dh had a "play day" yesterday! :) I love those days when you can just really appreciate each other, and have fun together! That su cks you and him won't be spending much time together over the weekend, but at least you'll have Sunday and Monday to celebrate together! :) Good luck to you as well this cycle!!
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24 weeks today with a GIRL..... my next appt is March 11th.  good luck to all
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Joyce- Congratulations!!!

Thanks for all of the best wishes for today.  My IUI went great!  I just love Valentine's Day!  I am having ovulation pain now but at leaast I know I am ovulating.  My husband's number was 256 million before the wash and 114 million after wash!!  I am so glad I had him start taking extra vitamins...it made a big difference!  This is the most he's had!  We have a good chance this month I think:)  I go in next Saturday to check progesterone and estrogen levels.  Good luck to everyone!!
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Michelle: (Offer support & prayers!!!)
naf38: (Home in Australia)

Leighanne: BFP - 38 weeks!!!
vortex: BFP - 30 weeks
Joyce: BFP - 24 weeks (doc appt March 11)
Jessie: BFP -19 weeks
Armyprincess: BFP - 17 weeks
Stacey: BFP!!! 11 weeks !
Kaylee_Frye: BFP! 6 weeks (u/s 2/24)

angelbaby:  waiting for AF ;(
Guesito: (offer support!)

ad_06:  CD3
jmh2005: CD4
Candie: CD11
rachjas:  CD13
Keyan: CD13
Sexykeme: CD13
Mrspace:  CD13
kmcarino:  CD14 (iui today!)
Lina:  CD18
Arlotheslug:  CD23 (welcome back!)
Hannah1505: CD24
Luvkayln: CD24

babynr:  1dpt!
Mommyin09:  5dpo (beta 2/23)
Shysana:  6dpo
pyar:  6dpo
dnikki: 10dpiui (beta 2/19)
wishandaprayer: 12dpt (beta 2/16)
BabyMamma:  22dpo
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babynr:  I'm so happy to hear your transfer went so well!  Best wishes to you, dh & your 3 little embies!!! :)

kmcarino:  Yay for dh's count! That's awesome!!!  Congrats on your iui & Happy Anniversary/Valentine's Day!!! :)

luvkayln:  Have a fun, busy weekend!!!  Enjoy the day with your family! :)  Let me know if you see Taken.

Candie:  Oh, there are just too many stories like that.  It just breaks my heart ;(  We recently had a story of a white lab named Giddeon who was rescued & I won't go into detail, but it was just amazing that he was in such awful shape after being hit by a car & when he was rescued, his tail was wagging at the site of his new friends.  They took donations, as well & he's doing great now!  Thanks so much for all the baby dust!!! :)  I hope you have a Happy Valentine's Day & how appropriate that you expect to O!  Best wishes!!! :)

Joyce:  Congrats!  I'm sure you're thrilled to be having a beautiful little girl :)

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Just want everyone to know that Leighanne had her baby on the 10th :-) I saw it on the right side of the page and didn't know if anyone knew!!!
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thanks nikki-
yes ladies i had Jaedyn Michael on 2/10/09 at 11:43pm via emer c-section.  he was 6.13lbs and 2 inches long.  so even 2 weeks early he was average size, he would have been big if he stayed in there longer.

so get this.  i was in verizon trying to get me cell phone fixed tuesday night when i kept getting phone calls.  so i finally listened to my voicemails and it was my doctor saying that my liver level was very bad and to head down to L & D because they were going to enduce me because i was shpwing major signs of preclampsia and they did not want my kidneys getting worse.  So of course i freaked out and i was a mess.

we headed down to the hospital and got there round 7pm.  i was scheduled for a c-section for 10:30pm and off we went.  he was born at 11:43pm that night and was perfect.  check out his pics and how much hair he has.

i was a mess that night and all wed because of the morphine that i was pumped up with.  but we are home safely today with our little guy and it is great.  it is amzaing how on love you can fall.
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Happy Valentines Day to all our lovely ladies!

I hope you are all out on romantic dates with your dhs!  Dh and I have dh's nephews for the weekend.  This afternoon we went to the show We will Rock You.  It is a live show featuring Queen music.  It was really good and the boys really liked it.  They are 11 and 15 and very into music.  Things are better with me.  I had some more bleeding yesterday.  I still felt a little upset about it but tried to convince myself to not get too stressed.  I was at my friends wedding reception.  But, I have been in bed as much as possible and taking it easy.  We left the wedding early and dh has been doing all of the fur baby walking.  So all in all feeling better.  Thanks again for all your notes and prayers...it all helped!!

Leighanne - What a surprise!  Congrats to you, dh and little Jaedyn.  You must have been so nervous when you got that message.  I'm so glad everything turned out well and that everyone is healthy.  Are you recovering of from the c-section?   Good luck and enjoy every moment!

Arlotheslug - So nice to have you back!  And wow, that is amazing that your dh is supportive of the donar sperm.  He is so strong....you both are.  It is very exciting and you do deserve to be pregnant, and you baby deserves to get that beautiful red hair of yours :)  What a wonderful plan.  I am very excited for you both!

Candie - That story is soooo sad!  It is amazing how many stories there are. Amazingly sad.  Did anyone watch Oprah where the family adopted the dog that had his face severely damaged when he was a puppy in a dog fighting cage?  It was so sad but another lovely story.  He was the cutest dog and the family just loved him so much. Hey, you must be o'ing soon!

Mommyin09 - My dh also wants to see Taken really badly.  We just have not had the chance to go and see it yet.  Let me know if you like it!  And look at you almost mid-way through the tww.  SSBD to you!!!

Luvkayln - Enjoy your family Valentine's dinner and good luck with your busy weekend!  I hope you and dh find some time for yourselves ;)

Babynr - Sounds like your transfer went really well!  That is great.  All the best to you and SSBD.

Kmcarino - Congrats on the great IUI!  Dhs counts are awesome!  All the best to you in the tww!!

Joyce - Congrats on the little girl!  Awwww!

Wishandprayer - My fingers are crossed for your beta!!  I hope you get a nice strong BFP!
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Leighanne:  Awww, what a scary start to such a wonderful story ;)  I'm so happy for you!!!  I'll go check out your pictures now.  Congrats!!!

Stacey:  The show sounds like fun & I bet your nephews are having a great time! :)  I'm glad to hear you're resting & doing so well.  I didn't see that story on Oprah, but it's true that although there are so many uncaring people out there, I think there are more who are so good & loving, thank God! :)

Happy Valentine's Day!!!
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luvkayln

thank you so much for your support. somedays i just feel like giving up and im sure we have all been there. i thought my pregnancy problems could be fixed but i just cant stay pregnant and they dont know why so I am hoping 5th times a charm. since tey are talking about IUI i am getting kina anxious and nervous. I have an ultrasound on the 20th to see if I have any follies on the right side so im praying hard...thanks again for your response
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stacey- that voicemail was the scariest thing ever.  i am healing well so far from the c-section.  i am up and moving around very well, the doctors are all impressed.   It does hurt a lot though, i was not expecting this type of pain but then again it is major stomach surgery.

he is great though. i put up a few moe pics.
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Good Morning ladies :-)

Leighanne: Again, Congrats!!!! He is sooo precious! I hope you heal well and take care of you and your new little man :-)

Keyan: I'm sorry about the lap results...however I'm glad you know what's going on know. I too have endo, so if you need someone to talk to let me know. I'm always here...

Arlo: Glad to see you on here! DH sounds so wonderful to support you with donor sperm...I'm so happy for you!!! Do you still have adoption under way?

Stacey: Again, I'm so glad your little one is safe in there :-) Just keep on resting! That concert sounds like fun!!

Kmcarino: How did the IUI go? Good luck!!!

To those who AF showed - I'm sorry :-(

Well I'm 11DPIUI...I tested with FMU and got a bfn. I will test again in 2 days. But I don't think I am pregnant. I'm really starting to weigh my options right now. I don't really want to do injectables, and I don't want to do IVF - 1.) We don't have the money to do it and 2.) I don't think I can put my body through it... I'm starting to think that God just wants me to have our little boy. I'm so grateful for him though! I guess I'm thanking my lucky stars that I have one healthy child... We've been doing clomid and IUI since Sept. 2007, and got one BFP but it didn't stick (April 2008). I think I'm going to allow 3 more rounds and if it doesn't happen then I'm done. Maybe we'll start looking at adoption or something. I don't know.... My aunt was 27 when she had to have a hyster due to endo, my mom should have had an early hyster, but she didn't and had sooo much pain and blood. I think at 30 I will have mine, that's 7 yrs... but it's already starting to seem so real.

Anyways, on another note. We are interviewing yet another sitter today and hopefully we like her! I have 2 potential employers so we shall see how that goes! I can't wait to work again! I hope that doesn't sound aweful lol!!!!  Sorry this is so long... and thank you ladies yet again for listening....

Have a great day!!
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luvkayln - Hope you had a nice weekend with the family.  I'm kind of with you this cycle.  I expect to O soon and I've been keeping an eye on my CM, but I may not know exactly when O happens.  Just relaxing and having fun, right?  :)  

mommyin09 - That's such a sad story too.  I think you're right though, thankfully there are a lot of good people in the world too.  It just stinks because all you ever hear about on the news are all the bad stories.  I Hope you and DH had a great Valentine's Day!

Keyan - Hope you are feeling better.

Stacey - Sounds like you've had a fun weeknd.  I am so sorry that you had to deal with some more bleeding, but thankfully it's all done now and you've been able to get some rest.  I hope you have a better week.

leighanne - Wow, what a story.  I'm so glad that everything turned out alright and you now have your precious little boy in your arms.  I checked out your pictures and he is absolutely adorable!  Enjoy being parents!  :)

kmcarino - Congrats on the IUI!  Those counts sound great.  I hope it works this time!

dnikki - So sorry about the BFN, but don't give up yet.  I'm sure your family history is weighing heavily on you, but you could definitely be different.  We're in the same boat as you because we won't do IVF, so I understand all too well how scary it gets the longer you're trying and when your options are running out.  You're right, you are definitely fortunate to have your son, but God may still have another one in store for you.  I hope these next few tries give you a great gift.

jmh - Yes, I think we all have those days where we get discouraged, but all we can do is have faith and stay positive and pray that God has good things in store for us.  I hope the Femara helps you and you get to experience a full-term, beautiful pregnancy.

wishandaprayer - Good luck with your beta tomorrow!  

babynr - Hope the transfer went well.  Take care.
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I'm sorry about your bfn but it is still early.  I hope you get your bfp in a few days:)  Does your insurance cover any fertility meds?  I think IUI with injectables icnreases your chances of it working so I would suggest that but do whatever works for you!  I guess you missed my post yesterday.  Dh's count was 114 million after wash so I am optimistic this cycle:)
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Thank you Candie. I guess my frustration is that nothing is wrong besides a blocked tube. Everything came back normal which means there are no answers for us =( I guess since hopefully this will be my first IUI i am still in the beginning stages so we will see...thank you agian
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Michelle: (Offer support & prayers!!!)
naf38: (Home in Australia)

Leighanne: BFP - 2/10/09 Jaedyn Michael was born beautiful & healthy!
Check out his pics!!!

vortex: BFP - 30 weeks
Joyce: BFP - 24 weeks (doc appt March 11)
Jessie: BFP -19 weeks
Armyprincess: BFP - 17 weeks
Stacey: BFP!!! 11 weeks!
Kaylee_Frye: BFP! 6 weeks (u/s 2/24)

angelbaby:  waiting for AF
Guesito: (offer support!)

ad_06:  CD4
jmh2005: CD5 (u/s 2/20)
Candie: CD12
rachjas:  CD14
Keyan: CD14
Sexykeme: CD14
Mrspace:  CD14
Lina:  CD19
Arlotheslug:  CD24 (welcome back!)
Hannah1505: CD25
Luvkayln: CD25

kmcarino:  1dpiui! Happy Birthday!!!
babynr:  2dpt!
Mommyin09:  6dpo (beta 2/23)
Shysana:  7dpo
pyar:  7dpo
dnikki: 11dpiui (beta 2/19)
wishandaprayer: 12dpt (beta tomorrow!)
BabyMamma:  23dpo
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leighanne:  Your pictures are awesome!  Your little one is just precious :)  I hope you heal soon & I'm sure it'll be easier with your mind focused on your beautiful son ;)

jmh2005:  I think we all know how you feel.  There are times when it really hits you hard & other times where it's easier to deal with...  I'm in the same boat.  dh's s/a is normal & I O on my own, so there isn't an explained reason why we're not getting our bfp.  My only issue is my uterus being miss-shaped, but I'm told that won't prevent me from getting pregnant.  Anyway, that's why I didn't mind that we skipped the iui this time.  I think it's gonna happen.  We just can't predict the "when".  I know it's frustrating, but hang in there!!! :)

kmcarino:  Happy Birthday & welcome to the tww!!! :)

Candie:  Yes, there are lots of good people out there.  The news is just generally focused on the negative, unfortunately.  Sending you extra baby dust :)  I hope you had a nice Valentine's Day!!!

luvkayln:  How was your family dinner?  I'm sure you had a great time seeing everyone!  Hopefully your workday isn't too long & luckily you have tomorrow off to relax a bit! :)

dnikki:  Sorry about the bfn ;(  It's true, it is still early.  Hang in there & good luck with the sitter :)

Keyan:  How are you feeling?  I hope you're doing better.  I'm thinking of you! :)
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I had my CD 14 Re appt. today. It went great! My lining was 10.4.  That is the best it has been. While on Clomid it was 7-8ish. On my bad side, I had my cyst as normal. Then one small follie, around 7 or 8.  On my good side, I had one follie about 23!!! I immediately asked her if that was too big, she said no! She said you are ready for trigger now!  At first she said we would trigger tonight then IUI at 9am Tuesday.  But then she came back and asked about tmw.  So, the nurse did the trigger... which DH was sooo happy he didn't have to.. and we have to wait for the nurse to call in the am.  Most likely, DH will have to make his deposit around 2, then IUI at 4 tmw! That will put us at 30 hrs past trigger. So , what do you all think? I am soo nervous.  This is my first IUI.

mommyin09- First thing I told the nurse today was that my pharmacy couldn't get it.. she told me not to worry.. that had some! It was $40.  Is that a good price? I have never used it before.

dnikki0928- Don't give up hope just yet!
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Good morning ladies! :) Hope everyone had a great weekend and a romantic Valentine's Day!! So, for peace of mind, I called my RE's office this morning and asked if I could have an u/s today to see if I've O'd yet. Since I'm not temping and am only tracking my CM this cycle, I have no real definate way of knowing if I've already ovulated. I had very watery/slippery CM for about 7 days, then it was creamy yesterday, and is now EWCM?! So, I said screw this, I'm calling my RE. :) My u/s is at 1:15, so I'll be able to update soon.

Leighanne- Here's a BIG congrats to you and dh!! I'll check out Jaedyn's pics! :)

Kmcarino- Oops, I missed your birthday! Here's a Happy (belated) Birthday to you!! :) I have a great feeling for you this cycle! :)

rachjas- Wow, Congrats for having a huge follie on your good side!! How exciting!! :) And your first IUI is today! Woo hoo!! :) Don't be nervous, it's such a simple procedure. You can't even feel it. Sending TONS of baby dust your way!! Good luck! :) Oh, and I pay $40.00 for my hcg trigger shot too, so to me that's a good price! :)

dnikki- Sorry about the bfn too... But it's still early! Really! Just Rachjas said, don't give up hope just yet! You may get a suprise very soon! :) I know you're on the verge of giving up b/c of how long you've been doing clomid and IUI, but that's why I think you should give injections a try! I know you're leary of them, but I absolutely love them compared to clomid! I had such terrible side affects with clomid, pretty much every side affect that was listed as a symptom I had it! With follistim, I had absolutely none! They are more expensive, but you have such a higher chance with them b/c it doesn't mess with your CM, it doesn't thin your lining out like clomid does, and you make a heck of a lot more eggs with them! Do what your heart is telling you to do, and stick with that! :) I'm just putting my 2 cents in, but tell me to mind my own business if you want! :)

Mommyin09- I had a great time with my family, thanks! :) I haven't seen everyone together since I was 6 months pregnant with Kayln! So it was nice to see everyone together again! My cousin has a 2 year old little girl who she and her husband adopted right from birth. They were there when she was born, and it was an awesome environment b/c the birth mother and her became very close during the pregnancy, so there was no uneasiness for them. Well, guess what! They've been picked again, and this time they're getting a baby boy! I'm just so happy for them!! :) Sean and I went out to dinner last night to celebrate Valentine's Day together, since we didn't have any alone time on Valentine's Day. It was awesome! We stayed there for a while, just talking and laughing! I loved it! :) I'll update asap on my status of ovulation. We won't know an exact O date if I have indeed already ovulated, but we'll have a round about idea I think. And if I haven't ovulated, they can give me an idea too of when I'll O! :) Hope you and dh had a great weekend!!

Candie- You got it, just relaxing and having fun! ;) Too much fun in fact! lol ;) My CM is getting more fertile, so I think O may be coming up soon, if I haven't already. I just find it odd that it was watery/slippery for about a week, then creamy for a day or so, and now it's EW... So that's why I decided to just make an appointment today and know for sure if I'm about to O, or if I already have. I'm still not temping, and I honestly think I'm not going back to it! Especially since I'm going back to the RE next cycle so I can do the follistim again, and I'll already know when I ovulate. I don't stress over my temps before O, just after it! Wondering what every little thing means, ya know? And I can't help it, it's too easy to be anxious over it in the 2ww! Have you been feeling any O pains? You should be ovulating soon, if you haven't already! Hope you're staying busy! ;) Good luck!!!

jmh- Oh, you're welcome sweetie! :) I'll be praying for your good side too!! I know it gets hard, especially when you try to keep so positive every month just to get the same results! But we just have to have faith that it will happen. And even when we get down and swear we're done, something inside us just triggers and we have new found hope for the cycle to come! That inner strength is our hearts yurning to be a mommy, and we will never be able to let that go! It'll happen, you'll see! Stay strong!! ((HUGS))

Stacey- That sounds like you had a great weekend! How fun! :) I'm sorry too that you had a little more bleeding, but at least you know that the baby is ok! It's honestly very common to have some bleeding during pregnancy. For the first 3 months with Kayln, I had "periods" every month where I would bleed exactly 30 days from each other. Just for a couple days, then it would stop. The story I told you when you first had bled, is the last time I ever did. And what's funny is when I was 4 months I actually went out and bought pads, b/c this time I was prepared for it! And it never came again! Our bodies just react differently to pregnancy, so just keep doing what you're doing... relaxing as much as you can! Everything will be fine! :)

wishandaprayer- Thinking of you today!! Good luck with your beta! Everything's crossed for you sweetie! Please update us asap with the good news! :)





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Umm... where the f is everyone???!!! Well, here's my  update anyways! There were no follies on my right or left side  ( which means my cysts are gone! Yay! :), and there was free fluid in the back of my uterus- just indicating that there was a rupture. My lining was only at 5.4! So... I think I'm having an annovulatory cycle, which I'm fine with. The nurse thinks the cysts faked my body out, and my body just thought those were my eggs releasing. I'm cool with it! I'd rather it be an annovulatory cycle than have ovulated and having such a thin lining  would probably just end in a m/c if a baby did try to attach. So now we just wait for AF. I'll do the follistim next cycle again, this time without IUI! :) My gut instinct is to not have the IUI ( and I felt that way last cycle too, but my RE talked me into it) , so this time I'm following my instincts! :) So get this... Just to see if we would get approved, I applied for a medical loan for IVF and we got approved. So if all else fails and we're not pregnant lets say by the end of the year, we have that option. I'm sure we will be, or I hope anyways! :) Sean and I are going to talk more about it tonight when  he gets home from work. I went and visited Kayln today. We're putting her spring stuff out on March 1st. Sean bought her a cute pin wheel that looks like a flower, so he's anxous to give it to her. :) I've decided to for sure get another tattoo for Kayln. This time, I'm getting her feet tattooed on my feet. That way, it'll be like she's walking with me. I think it'll be adorable. :) I was thinking about it a while ago, but I've decided to for sure do it. I can't see the one on the back of my neck, even though I know it's there, at least I'll be able to see this one easily! Well, I hope to see some posts on here soon.... Was there a pary and I wasn't invited?! :(  j/k!
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Hey Ladies :-)

Luvkayln: I wondered the same thing lol! It seems like Mondays are usually slow for some reason. That's great your cysts are gone!!  And awesome you guys got approved for IVF loan! I really hope it doesn't come down to that though... The foot tatoo is a neat idea :-D I think it might hurt though lol!!

Well at 12DPIUI, I had some funky feeling going on in my abdomen. It felt like someone literally was pinching my uterus. The last time it felt like that is when I had my m/c. But isn't it a little late for implantation?  Do you guys think I should test in the a.m with FMU? Anyways, other than that things are okay. I'm still struggling to find a good sitter with reasonable rates. The lady yesterday wants $180 a week!! IS SHE NUTS?!?!?!?!
Well, I don't know where everyone is at, so ya'll must be having an okay day!!
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Hi Ladies,
It has been quiet!  We had a holiday here today and I have been in bed for most of the weekend.  It's getting to me a little bit!  But I have continued to have spotting every other day and (knock on wood) it seems to be less and less each time.  So hopefully it continues.  I have officially "graduated" from my RE's office and have my first OBGYN appt on Feb 24.  So, I am just crossing my fingers that everything is fine until then.  I feel like I was getting confident with this pregnancy, and last week really shook me up.  Plus the fact that I am still spotting and having cramping on and off.  Ugh.  

Luvkayln - When I read your earlier post I was wondering if your cycle was annovulatory.  Well, at least you know and you can continue to relax for the rest of the cycle.  And that is fantastic about the IVF option.  I'm sure you won't need it but you know, it is nice to have that option there in the back of your mind just in case.  I love your tatto idea too!

Kmcarino - Happy belated B-day!  I hope you get a nice bday present at the end of your tww!

Rachjas - Congrats on your follie and all the best with your IUI!

Dnikki - You are definitely early.  Try to wait a couple of days and try again.  Don't get discouraged just yet!!

Mommyin09 - Hope you had a great weekend.  You are just sailing through this tww.

Candie - I hope you have a great week!  I assume you will O in a couple of days?

Keyan - I am so sorry that your surgery did not go as planned and your results were disappointing.  I agree with the others, this is just the start of the process and every step is in the right direction in getting your BFP!

Take care ladies and SSBD!!!
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Hi Ladies,
It has been quiet!  We had a holiday here today and I have been in bed for most of the weekend.  It's getting to me a little bit!  But I have continued to have spotting every other day and (knock on wood) it seems to be less and less each time.  So hopefully it continues.  I have officially "graduated" from my RE's office and have my first OBGYN appt on Feb 24.  So, I am just crossing my fingers that everything is fine until then.  I feel like I was getting confident with this pregnancy, and last week really shook me up.  Plus the fact that I am still spotting and having cramping on and off.  Ugh.  

Luvkayln - When I read your earlier post I was wondering if your cycle was annovulatory.  Well, at least you know and you can continue to relax for the rest of the cycle.  And that is fantastic about the IVF option.  I'm sure you won't need it but you know, it is nice to have that option there in the back of your mind just in case.  I love your tatto idea too!

Kmcarino - Happy belated B-day!  I hope you get a nice bday present at the end of your tww!

Rachjas - Congrats on your follie and all the best with your IUI!

Dnikki - You are definitely early.  Try to wait a couple of days and try again.  Don't get discouraged just yet!!

Mommyin09 - Hope you had a great weekend.  You are just sailing through this tww.

Candie - I hope you have a great week!  I assume you will O in a couple of days?

Keyan - I am so sorry that your surgery did not go as planned and your results were disappointing.  I agree with the others, this is just the start of the process and every step is in the right direction in getting your BFP!

Take care ladies and SSBD!!!
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luvkayln- I am happy you are o.k with the outcome of your appt. So, when do you think AF will arrive? It is exciting you already have your plan for next cycle. I am glad you are going with your gut. You have to do what is best for you and your family. If you don't mind me asking, who did you get pre-approved through? A local bank?

dnikki0928- On some websites, I have read that implantation can take place betwenn 6-12dpo. But, I think most Dr. would say that would be late. You never know though. I would say... test when you feel most comfortable.

So.. DH made his deposit today.  Pre-wash was 61mil per ml with 50% motility.  Post-wash was 170 per mil with 85% motility. I had my IUI around 4:45. I was scared. It went really well. Home now relaxing.  
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Well here everyone is! :)

Stacey- That's awesome that you're moving to a regular OB now! I know how you feel, but stay positive, b/c everything is ok! :) When you had your u/s, did they give you a possible reason for the spotting?

rachjas- Thanks, I am truely ok with the outcome of my u/s. Sean and I decided that if we're not pregnant in a year from now, we'll do IVF. I better be by then though! It's only taken a year for each baby for us, so if our average holds true, we should be pregnant soon! :) Of course, that was with no meds and on natural cycles, now I'm having cysts b/c of the meds and having more annovulatory cycles b/c of it. We've actually decided to finish the follistim that we already have, which is 3 more cycles, and then we're done with the meds. We'll just leave it in God's hands, just like we did before. :) I'm honestly not sure when AF is due. I'm not counting on any time soon though, just b/c my lining was so thin. Doesn't your lining need to be thick to have a period, since Af is  the shedding of the lining? We'll see, I guess. Congrats on your iui today! Sounds like everything went perfect! :)

dnikki- I say test again in the morning!! It still really is early, so I have high hopes for you! :) Yeah, I really think the tattoo will be cute! I'll let you all know when I get it done! :) Of course, if I get pregnant next month, I won't be getting it done for a while! lol :) Good luck for tomorrow!!!

Mommyin09- Where are you??!! Starting to get a little worried! You're never gone this long...  Hopefully you check in soon! :)
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