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Women of Strength!

A Strong Woman VS. A Woman Of Strength


A strong woman works out every day 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: (Are you back???)

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

vortex: BFP - 34 weeks
Joyce: BFP - 27 weeks
Jessie: BFP - 23 weeks
Stacey: BFP!!! 15 weeks!
Kaylee_Frye: BFP- 10 weeks (u/s 4/2)
rachjas:  BFP!!!!
kmcarino:  BFP!!! (u/s tomorrow!)

luvkayln:  Waiting for AF?
Shysana: Waiting for AF
Guesito: Waiting for AF, getting ready for FET
Keyan:  Started Lupron, lap 6/3

ad_06:  CD2 (appt tomorrow!)
jmh2005:  CD3 (started Femara)
Candie:  CD17 (dpo?)
Lina:  CD20
Arlotheslug:  CD22
dnikki:  CD23
wishandaprayer:  CD24
Mrspace: CD42

Mommyin09: 6dpo
Hannah:  8dpo (appt 3/27)
pyar:  8dpo
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ad_06:  Sorry about AF ;( Best wishes for a +cycle!!!

jmh2005:  Congrats on starting your Femara!  Good luck & let's pray for your right side!!!

luvkayln:  Thinking of you & hoping you get some answers soon... (secretly still holding out hope for a bfp)

Candie:  Are you joining us in the tww? ;)
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Best wishes to you for your u/s tomorrow!!!  I'll be thinking of you :)
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mommyin09: Thanks for starting a new thread!! You do such a wonderful job :-) And also thank you for the get well wishes. I'm feeling much better today! I haven't had a single cough drop....yet lol! How are you doing?

Well, no AF yet, but I'm spotting more red, but really not enough to have to wear anything. Hoping tomorrow will bring her on lol!

Hugs, Love and SSBD to all :-D
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This has been one messed up AF, Friday I just had a little discharge (sorry tmi) Then heavy bleeding and bad cramping yesterday, very light today,  like she is gone?? It usually lasts 3 - 5 day, but we'll see what the RE says tomorrow.... I'll let you ladies know.
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Good morning! :) Still no AF, so I'm thinking I will call my RE today, or maybe tomorrow and see what they suggest! I'm starting to have cramps again this morning, so maybe she's on her way? All's I know is if I'm not pregnant, I'll just let it come naturally and not take any provera! :) Hopefully she comes quick so I can do another follistim/iui round, and get it done before my trip next month. If not, looks like we'll be doing another non-medicated round, which is fine too b/c my fertility monitor should be here today. Another fun toy to play with! :) Sorry to make this so short and sweet, but gotta go to work! Our internet has been down at work, but hopefully it's back up and running today so I can see kmcarino's update! (Good luck girl! ;)
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mommyin09....thanks for new thread... i am now 28 weeks and next appt is March 25...every 2 weeks now... how cool is that?

luvkayln... you are in my thoughts and prayers, i hope that the reason af still hasnt shown is that you are indeed pregnant. didnt you say it took longer than "normal" for a hpt to show when you were preg with kayln... i am still hoping that this is it girlie.. but if not i hope af does show for you and you can get the next cycle rolling.

kmcarino.... good luck, hope all goes well at u/s

anyone hear anything new on vortex??? she is getting closer and closer.

for those who af is slow to show.... i hope she shows up soon so that you can get on with the next cycle, whether medicated or natural.

anyone still in tww... TONS OF SSBD going out to you.

good luck to all, and i hope to see lots more bfp's soon.
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Good morning everyone!  I'm cd43 now.  No idea what's going on with my body.  My temps went up this weekend.  But they are back down now. Still no sign of AF. Well not really. I'm feeling pretty cranky and a little bloated today but nothing big. So maybe AF will show soon.  

We SHOULD close on the house today, but it'll depend on whether or not the insurance company got the papers finished on Friday like they were supposed to.  So we might have to close tomorrow.  We'll see.  Either way, we're going to buy paint tonight!  I'm so excited.  

DH and I are doing fine.  We got into a fight this morning over BD'ing.  Because he'd rather go to bed at 3am and wake me up early for BD.  Um, no.  I've been too tired lately.  Oh well.  But it'll all be great.  We started packing this weekend.  We didn't get much done, but it's a work in progress.  Ha, Saturday I packed our dvds.  5 boxes later and it's finally done!  We have SO MANY!  We counted and we have just under 600.  Jeesh!  
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Michelle: (Offer support & prayers!!!)
naf38: (Home in Australia)

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

vortex: BFP - 34 weeks
Joyce: BFP - 28 weeks
Jessie: BFP - 23 weeks
Stacey: BFP!!! 15 weeks!
Kaylee_Frye: BFP- 10 weeks (u/s 4/2)
rachjas:  BFP!!!!
kmcarino:  BFP!!! (u/s today!)

luvkayln:  Waiting for AF?
Shysana: Waiting for AF
Guesito: Waiting for AF, getting ready for FET
Keyan:  Started Lupron, lap 6/3

ad_06:  CD3 (appt today!)
jmh2005:  CD4 (started Femara)
Candie:  CD18 (dpo?)
Lina:  CD21
Arlotheslug:  CD23
dnikki:  CD24
wishandaprayer:  CD25
Mrspace: CD43

Mommyin09: 7dpo
Hannah:  9dpo (appt 3/27)
pyar:  9dpo
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dnikki:  Thanks! :)  I'm glad you're feeling better & hopefully AF round 2 starts asap, so you can move forward! :)

luvkayln:  Let's hope your RE brings you in for a beta!  Best wishes to you :)  Keep us posted!!!

kmcarino:  Good luck today!  I hope you get the news you're looking for :)

ad_06:  That's good you have an appt today.  Looking forward to hearing what the doc says about your short "AF".

Joyce:  I guess I didn't move you up a week on Sat.!  Congrats on being 28 weeks & getting to have appts every two weeks ;)  How exciting!

mrspace:  How fun to buy your paint!  I hope the closing goes smoothly & you're able to get painting! :)

Candie:  How are you?

Arlotheslug:  Any news about baby boy?

Have a great day, ladies!!!
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mommyin09- It should all go pretty smoothly.  All we have left to do is sign the last piece of paper and they will give us the deed and the keys!  Also, we already paid some of the closing costs.  But apparently they calculated wrong, so now they are paying us!  So we get an extra 100 dollars.  Which will be nice. Just to put towards that first house payment.  I think our first payment is due in April and we're SOOO happy. It's going to be less than 400 a month WITH insurance and taxes.

Be sure I'll be posting TONS of pictures while we remodel!
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Good morning friends!
I hope everyone had a great weekend.  Dh and I had a very low key weekend of course.  I had an appt with my OBGYN Friday and the sch (Subchorionic hematoma) showed no improvement so I have had to officially go on short term disability with work.  I assume it will be for another few weeks.  But she also said I can go for some walks and not have to lie in bed the whole day...thank goodness!!!  (although I still can't walk Honey because she may pull) I had an u/s today and the technician was nice enough to actually give me information.  The sch is the same but it is longer and thinner which hopefully is good news.  Sounds like it is stretching and thinning as the placenta grows.  My next OBGYN appt is March 24.  This is day 6 with no bleeding or spotting so I am hoping and praying this is the end and we will start to see improvement.

AND I asked about the sex and guess what??  It's a BOY!!!  I could clearly see the "package" when she put the view up on the screen.  It's a healthy little boy.  I was so excited and could not stop laughing.  Dh is just sooo excited!!  I just pray that the bleeding is done, I can go back to work in a few weeks, and actually start to enjoy my pregnancy without all of this worrying!  Thanks again for all of your notes.  It makes the days so much easier.

Mommyin09 - Thanks for starting the new thread!  I can't believe you are almost done the 1st week of tww.  I hope dh stops working so hard very soon!  Did he start his new job?

Luvkayln - I would call your doctor to see what is going on.  I'm still holding out some hope but really, if AF is going to show then come on AF!  I am excited for you to do another cycle with the injections.

Mrspace - Closing day!  How exciting.  You will never forget the moment you get your keys and walk through the house on your own.  It's yours!  Good luck with the painting etc.  I'm sure it will turn out beautifully and it's nice to make it your own.  You are having quite a long cycle too.  Are you still thinking of testing?

Dnkikki - Sorry you are having issues with your boss.  I read some of your other posts.  Also, if the spotting is AF then come on AF.  Let's get on with a new cycle!

Kmcarino - Good luck with your u/s!

Candie - Hope you are enjoying some nice weather and walks with Nittany.  We have been having some beautiful days and I have been sitting outside (with my winter coat on!) and enjoying the sun.  You must be in the tww??

Arlotheslug - Any updates?  I know that you were possibly meeting the birth mom today!?

Leighanne - Hope you are doing well and enjoying your days with little Jaedyn.  
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Stacey: Congrats on the BOY!!! how exciting! I am so happy for you!!!!!

MrSpace: I am glad things are moving fast with the house...are you taking the HPT?

Arlotheslug: Did you meet today the birth mom? Any news?

Luvkayln: I am sorry AF is a no show, I am confused, I don't know myself for what to cheer...it could still be a BFP!! and I am praying it is!! Did you call RE, what did they say?

Mommyin09: Thanks for the new thread......I hope you get to spend lots of time with Dh this week, and he gets his much needed rest!




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Stacey: OMG!!! I'm so excited for you & dh, and so happy to hear your sweet, little boy is doing so well! Enjoy your time off & take care :) Yes, dh started his new position today! We're so happy :)

Keyan: Thanks! Looking forward to spending lots of time with dh :)
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I might take a test here soon.  I don't know.  I don't want to get my hopes up.
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How are you ladies doing?  I hope fabulous :)

I'm pretty good - sometimes I get a little depressed, because it seems like I have felt sick and tired for.e.v.e.r and I kind of work for an insanely competitive company.  So, it's stressful when you're at 100% which I'm not.  I'm thinking about requesting an incomplete in school this semester, because something has just got to give... we'll see.  Maybe I just need to hang on until the second trimester in a couple weeks.  I'll be 11 weeks Wednesday.  But, I am so happy to be pregnant.

My hubbie is touching my belly all the time and telling me how beautiful I am.  I pass out on the couch while he's studying next to me, and he rubs my head and my back.  He is really great and seems so happy.

MrsPace: do you usually have periods that last so long?  I know what you mean about getting your hopes up, but maybe you can take a test with the mindset:
well, I need to just rule out this thing.'  I don't really know much about irregular cycles, but I thought that women who didn't ovulate had *short* cycles.  I'm not sure.  I have a friend with PCOS I guess, and she hasn't had a period in 6 months.
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Hi everyone!  Well we were supposed to meet the birthmom today, but the meeting was moved to a TBD date - which makes me somewhat anxious, BUT she found us on facebook and has been sending messages - which calms me.  It certainly is an interesting road!  

Mommyin09:  Thank you for keep this up! I really appreciate it. Congratulations on the new schedule for DH!

Stacey:  Congrats a BOY!!! Yahoo!! I am sorry you have to go on STD, but it sounds like things are getting better.

Kenyan:  Still waiting anxiously to meet her . . . we shall see.  Keeping everything crossed that this sticks and we will have basically one night to get stuff together for the baby when he arrives - we are not having any showers until after (don't want to jinx anything) and I figure after birthmom gives birth - we can go to babysrus on a shopping spree - I hope and pray that it happens!

Candie: Do you think that spring is finally here??? ;-)
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3/7 I had spotting (2 brown spots). Called RE. Beta 3/8. HCG 136 (I think) and progesterone 15. HCG had gone up, but no where near doubled and progesterone had gone way down. Told to continue meds until the next Fri. 3/13 appt for US and bw. US did not show what it should. My hcg had dropped to 71, progesterone 5.8. Started miscarrying 3/15 on own at 5w5d. Will call RE's office Thursday. HCG test probably Fri. Will start new plan next new cycle.
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rachjas- OH NO....! Oh sweetie, I'm so sorry!! :( I'm speechless... I'm just so srry! (HUGS)

Stacey- Congrats on your baby BOY!! That's awesome you found out so early! So, what names are you thinking?? :)

kmcarino- I saw your mood that your having 1 beautiful baby! I know you were hoping for multiples, but this is what God wants for you! Be proud to be the mommy of your singleton! Be thankful that everything's coming along nicely with your baby, and thank God for every second of it! I would do anything to be pregnant right now, so just count your blessings, ok? :)

Arlotheslug- Sorry your meeting with the birthmom got postponed. That's great she found you on facebook though and has been sending you messages! That must be reassuring! :) Don't worry honey, he is your baby boy! :) Do you know when the next meeting will be? I can't wait until you post some u/s pics of him!!! :)

Keyan & Mommyin09- Thanks! :) I'm not really sure what to cheer for either...! I'm just as confused Keyan! :) I didn't call my RE today. I know I said I would... sorry! The day literally got away from me! Well, hold up... it's only 4:00. Let me call now... phone's ringing...(lol!) Ok, there's only 1 nurse working right now and she's in with a patient so she's going to call me back. Will update asap! :)

mrspace- Hope you get all the house stuff worked out soon! We're going to look at "our" house again tomorrow night when we get off work. Sean has a friend who he works with and said he wants to help out with the house when we get it, fixing it up and stuff, ONLY if I bring some girls from the winery to help me paint! Men!! lol :) Let us know if you test soon! I hope it's a suprise BFP! :)
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rachjas: Oh honey, I am soooo sorry this is happening. But your hcg levels seem okay. Did they say if by chance you were carrying twins and you lost one but the other continues to grow? I know that happens, so there is a little bit of hope. Befor you do anything though, make sure 100% that the p/g will not last. Too many stories of the docs saying the p/g won't be viable and the mom waits until like 8-10 wks, and then they see a healthy heartbeat even with lower hcg levels. I would just wait and see. Big HUGS to you...

Stacey: Congrats on having a BOY!!!!! That is soooo exciting, and boys sure are an adventure lol - the weather is pretty nice here, and yesterday DS was digging in the dirt and throwing it back in the garden lol... He was sooooo dirty but had soooo much fun!!!!

Update: AF showed this a.m at work - thank God I wore a liner and went to the bathroom when I did. See, I have to wear white scrub bottoms at work, that could have been a HUGE disaster lol!!!! But I go in on Wed (my day off) for a cyst check and then if all is good, I will start the Gonal-F pens Wednesday as well. I'm getting really excited for this cycle and soooo hope it works!!! I work aaaaalllllllll day tomorrow...Hopefully it's not slow like today. We had 4 cancellations first thing this morning. Time drug ooooonnnnn blah. But I guess at least I'm getting paid hourly even if I'm doing nothing lol.
Have a good night ladies!!!!

Hugs, Love and SSBD to all :-D
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dnikki- OMG, YES, that could've been a HUGE disaster!! lol! :) Hopefully your u/s on Wednesday shows NO cysts and you are able to start your injections!! Woo hoo, how exicting!!!!
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Rachjas: Oh, no! I'm so sorry! ;( I wasn't expecting that update & my heart hurts for you & dh. I hope dnikki is right that there is hope. Please keep us updated & take care.

Kmcarino: luvkayln is right. Be thankful for your singleton & be hopeful that he/she is healthy. I'm sure we'll all be praying for you.  I have been trying for one for 2 years now & would just love to be in your shoes. Stay positive!!! :)

Dnikki: Wow, disaster averted! LOL! That's great you may start your gonal f on Wed! Good luck!!!

Luvkayln: Any update??? ;)  

Arlotheslug: That's great you're speaking on Facebook. That's a great sign :) Oh, a shopping spree! Wouldn't that be a blast!!! I'm thinking of you & praying that all goes well & you'll soon have your little one in your arms!
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Ok, here's the update... the nurse called and offered me provera to bring on a period. But I told her the last time I took that it totally messed up my next cycle, so I preferred not to take it again. So she said she would call me back after she talked to my RE. He said to take a test, and if it's negative then to just wait it out. I already knew that's what they would say, but that's ok! :) There's not much they can offer me since I don't want to take the provera. I'm suprised they didn't offer me a beta, but that's ok. Probably b/c my test was neg on Wednesday or Thursday, whatever day I took it. So if no AF by Thursday, I'll take one of Friday morning. Just gotta keep being patient... :)
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Hey, sorry you couldn't get a beta, but you're right...  stay patient & test again on Friday.  AF should show by then & if not, a BFP surely would!  My fingers will remain Xd that you get your answer very soon!  Stay strong :)
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Believe me---you would not want to be in my shoes right now.  I have a 50% chance of being forced to abort this baby.  I don't think any of us want to be in that situaion.  I have to wait six more weeks at least to find out if I can keep this baby.  I would rather just not be pregnant than to be pregnant with just one since I have this disorder that we do not want to pass on.  Also, we went through this fertility journey just to end up with the same result as if we just tried naturally.  What a waste of money too since we have no fertility issues.  We have avoided becoming pregnant naturally because we did not want to take the risk of being pregnant with one and then having to abort.  I do not want to be faced with that.  I really hope this baby is healthy but I am not very hopeful....at least not today.  I also have no support at home since they both think abortion is my only option if it has the disorder.  I am on my own.  I guess no one can understand unless they were me.
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kmcarino- I know this is a hard situation for you, and I hope I don't say the wrong thing or offend you, but this is YOUR baby too! What your husband and mother are asking you to do is just something that makes my heart skips beats! I can't even say the word... I couldn't imagine being faced with the decision that you are facing, and you're right, I would never want to be! God has given you this gift, whether it has your disease or not, it's still your child. I guess this just touches my heart big time because I've had a miscarriage and a still born, so I get into my emotions. I'm sorry... I don't want to upset you, I'm here to support you, just as we all are, especially since you're not getting it at home. I know I will never truely understand your disease, and I really hope this note doesn't offend you. I'm sure I'm not telling you anything you don't already know. Please know that we are here for you, and if you can't get support from your family, please turn to God. He is always there! (HUGS)
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Of course I can't understand how you're feeling because I'm not in your shoes & I'm sorry you're not getting support at home.  All I meant to say is that your baby also has a 50% chance of being perfectly healthy, so try to stay positive & know that we're here for you!!!  
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rachjas: I saw your post and cried.  That's so terrible.  What hurts even more is the way you listed out the updates, so factual and devoid of any judgment one way or the other.  You must be in some awful pain.  I'll pray for you.  If you're ready, you have friends here... may of which sound like they have been pulling for you for a long time.  Nature is just so unfair...
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Thank you.  No one offended me so don't worry.  I just wanted to make my situation clear to you so you can understand as best you can.  I agree with you about the decision I feel like I don't have.  I really hope the baby is fine too but the wait is so hard.  I also wanted to tell you about my congenital disorder.  It is rare and is called ODDD for short.  For me, it has made me legally blind, my two fingers were together as one on both hands when I was born, some physical rarities in my face, which were corrected when I was young, and ODDD causes there to me hardly any enamel on your teeth so I've had a lot of dental work.  It is not as bad as it seems.  The worst part is that I can't dirve, but no one really understands what legally blind is.  I can still read and see everything...I just have to be close up to it.  It limits me in the kind of work I could do I guess too.  But this is not a disorder that you die from or have extreme pain from.  That is why I don't see this disorder as being THAT bad and I would not want to abort a baby just because it has my disorder.  I would only consider that if it had something that would cause the baby great pain and/or was a terminal illness or an awful disease.  Thank you so much for your support.
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Good morning everyone.  Well I'm cd44, or possibly 5dpo.  My temps went up this week and then dipped yesterday, but now they're going back up.  So who knows. I will keep everyone updated for sure!  

The house situation.  Sorry, I'm going to vent for a minute or two.  We were supposed to close on the house yesterday or possibly today.  Well now it'll be late this week (maybe even Friday) because of our stupid insurance company.  They sent in a HAND WRITTEN policy!  Um, you can't do that.  They've done business with the loan company before, so I don't know.  They keep lying to us also.  We have our car insurance through them, and now our policy is being cancelled.  They have yet to send us a single bill in 2009, and now they are cancelling our policy because we didn't pay it.  Um, you didn't bill us.  So they said that it's not their fault, and that we should know, with or WITHOUT a bill, that it needs to be paid.  We asked them at the end of '08 if we could set up e-statements or online payments or direct deposit, or something and they said no.  We HAVE To pay with check, sent to them (their office is 40 minutes away).  So it's frustrating.  Well, turns out, my boss's aunt deals with the same overall company here in town and she's wonderful!  So here in the next half hour, DH and I will be going to talk to her to see if we can transfer the account.   We'll see what happens.

We bought paint last night for the house. Since everything's done except for insurance, we thought it was safe to do it. And insurance is done (they already submitted it once) they just have to send back a typed copy this time. Well, paint is MUCH more expensive than I thought.  We bought 9 cans of paint, rollers (etc), DH got an oil change and new wiper blades for his car, dog food, and a few cleaning supplies (new mop, bathroom cleaner, etc).  We spent 300 dollars.  Holy cow it's expensive. But oh well. We have everything we need I think. At least we don't have to pay closing costs.  Whew.

rachjas & kmcarino- I am so sorry.  My heart goes out to you both right now. I don't have the right words to say, but I'm here for both of you if you need anything!
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Michelle: (Offer support & prayers!!!)
naf38: (Home in Australia)

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

vortex: BFP - 34 weeks
Joyce: BFP - 28 weeks
Jessie: BFP - 23 weeks
Stacey: BFP!!! 15 weeks!
Kaylee_Frye: BFP- 10 weeks (u/s 4/2)
rachjas:  BFP
kmcarino:  BFP

luvkayln:  Waiting for AF?
Shysana: Waiting for AF
Guesito: Waiting for AF, getting ready for FET
Keyan:  Started Lupron, lap 6/3

ad_06:  CD4
jmh2005:  CD5
Candie:  CD19 (dpo?)
Lina:  CD22
Arlotheslug:  CD24
dnikki:  CD25
wishandaprayer:  CD26
Mrspace: CD44

Sexykeme:  dpo?
Mommyin09: 8dpo
Hannah:  10dpo (appt 3/27)
pyar:  10dpo
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ad_06:  How did your appt go?

rachjas:  I'm thinking of you & hoping you're doing okay...

mrspace:  Sorry things aren't going so smoothly, but it'll all work out & you'll have your house ;)  Hang in there!

kmcarino:  Just my two cents, but it sounds like all the more reason to fight for your little one...
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joyce- i heard from  vortex just a few hours ago and i think she is doing well. i am waiitng on a response.  she congradulated me on jaedyn.  how are you feelings?

stacey- congrats on joining the blue team.  lil boys are fun and love to cuddle.  i am enjoying every minute of him, that is why i do not have much time to post as i would like to.  are you feeling lots of movements yet?

kcarino- i agree with luvkayln and that it is your decision.  i have a friend who had a sister and now a little 1 year old son and they are both legally blind.  just like you, being legally blind did not stop her sister from doing aything.  i think that regardless if there is nothing life threatening for you or the baby, you should be able to make your own decision.  best of luck to you, we are all here for you:)
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I am really sorry that you aren't getting support from your family, especially from your mom, she did have you and I know she loves you, so why would it be different now with you and your baby??? You don't need to respond.......like others have said, we are here for you........and of course you have to understand that most of us, if not all that have been TTC for a baby for years, in my case 4 years...would give anything to have a baby and is really hard to even read about abortion, more so, if you know you can live with the condition and in your own words, is NOT THAT BAD! ....again ...I am sorry..I pray to God that your baby is healthy....


Rachjas: I am just so sad......I am really sorry...I pray you can move on real soon with  a sticky BFP!!  

Luvkayln: Hey! Can't you go to a lab and have the test done? I know HPT sometimes take for ever to show positive, I have a close friend, she was over 4 months pregnant when she got her first BFP on a HPT...she already knew she was pregnant by the blood test, but she wanted to have a HPT as a memory so she kept on doing them every month until they finally show +......so my friend, I hope your case is similar to her!!

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Happy Tuesday!

kmcarino:  I really don't know what to say other than I am sending you support to get through this difficult time and mommyin09 is right - there is a 50% chance that everything will be ok. Focus on that 50%.  

Luvkayln:  I agree with Leighanne, see if you can get a lab test! She is waiting to schedule  the u/s.  Believe me I will be in tears when I can post those pics!

Mrspace:  I am sorry about all of the bumps in the road, but unfortunately, that is the world of home ownership!  IT is a very bumpy road on so many levels and exciting!  

Rachjas:  I am very sorry you are going through this and will be sending you support!.

Mommyin09: Thank you.  I think I am feeling a little bit overwhelmed.  We have 3 mos to prepare for a baby that may not come - blessed but overwhelmed! It is exciting too! Mixed emotions.  

Well, the meeting has been moved to Monday the 23rd.  We are trying to connect birthmom to various social services so she can get some more financial support after she gives birth (in PA you can't pay birthmom, but can pay medical costs).  Hopefully it will all work out.  I am excited for Monday and a bit freaked out.  We are pulling together an album of pictures of our lives separately and together - Ironically, in a very odd way, it feels like Juno - but DH is nothing like the husband in that movie.  

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Well everyone, it's been an eventful day.  We finally got everything finished with the house, now we just have to close.  It'll be later this week when we close because they have to give the final "once over" and get the deed done.  Which is fine.  

Then I got other exciting news.  I was thinking about my chart and I was just frustrated that I'm on cd44.  Well, at lunch I took a test.  Now, I've not even told DH yet. But..... guess what? bfp
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OMG!!!!:)))))) Holly cow, YEAAAAAAA:))))  I'm very very happy from you last sentence in you last post!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! Blessed nine month journey sister!! WoooHooooo! BRAVO:)
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CONGRATS!!! Can I say...I told you so!! ;o) I am really happy for you! WOW a new House and a BABY!! a great to start a new chapter in life!! I pray for a healthy and happy 9 Months..!! How exciting!!
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Wow, congrats!!! :) I guess your mom was right: new house, new baby! I'm very happy for you & look forward to hearing dh's reaction!!!
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Arlotheslug* I'm very excited for U dear. I hope that your & DH dream will be come true soon! God bless both of U:)

Stacey* I'm very happy for your little baby boy:) Congratulations to U & DH! God bless three of U:)

kmcarino* you are in my thoughts & prayers! Don't you lose your hope girl, stay calm & happy as much as U can, don't let someone hurt U. U are in God hands & I do believe that he is there for U! We are all here for U! Hugs

rachjas* I'm very sad and sorry for you. I can't express the words that I want to tell you. But, I hope this will be only bad dream for you & wish you sunny days in your life soon. Hugs

LuvKayln* any news your way?:) I think & believe that it is BFP dear:) Hugs

Mamushko* Thank you again for the new threat! How are U doing moja drugarice? 5 more days for me to know?!? :) Hugs

Kaylee* I'm very happy for U & DH! God bless 3 of U:) Hugs

Keyan* Hugs 2 U:)

Candie* How are U? Hugs

Leighanne* How is bebushko Jaedyn? Hugs to U & kisses from U to Jaedyn from me:)

SSBD,
Lina
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mrspace ~ Congrats!!!!!

My appt went well with the RE yesterday. All of the cysts are gone. Which I figured they were because of the pain I was in Saturday. Well I started Femara yesterday, and planning on IUI on the 26th. She really didn't say much about the length of AF this time. She said that my lining looked good. So I am keeping my fingers crossed that this cycle is it. I will start using OPK's on CD 11 or so. I have changed my vitamins, so we'll see if that helps with me being tired all of the time. Now it's just a waiting game to see what happens..... Good Luck Ladies!!!
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mrspace: HOLY COW!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! I"m sooooo happy for you! Are you going to go in for bloodwork asap? I'm off tomorrow so give me a call when you get a chance :-D

kmcarino & rachjas: I'm so sorry for all you both are going through. I have all the words in my head, but for some reason when I type everything out, it doesn't sound right. But both of you, please know we are all here for you. ((HUGS))

I go for my u/s tomorrow :-) So lets just all keep our fingers crossed that the cyst is gone!! If so, I will start injects tomorrow. Also, I think I will see if he'll do another HSG. I think my last one was early last year if not before then. So hopefully he can do it next week on one of my early days off work, or I'll just request a day off and hope.
I bought some "healing" stones today. There are tons of different stones for many different things, but I bought 3 that had to deal with healing and balancing the female body and one that basically balances you out. So I'm going to try to  keep them with me all the time. Also, my acupuncture office is right down the road from work, and I'm going to start going back probably twice a week starting next week or so.... Last time I went I got a BFP but it ended in a m/c... SO we shall see.... But, sorry this is waaaay long!! I'll update you all tomorrow!!!

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Congrats on all the BFP's!  

Joyce- I would have been 28 weeks too..my due date was June 2nd.

My situation has just went from bad to worse. Over the months my molar pregnancy developed into malignant metastatic tropoblastic disease. The cancer cells penetrated into the lining of my uterus into my bloodstream and into my right lung. I started a single agent chemotherapy a month ago. It's been a horrible 7months, but hoping it will be over soon. I'm just glad I had my crazy breakdown when I did...it gave me enough time for my zoloft to kick in before having to start the chemo. I'm doing better than my family and friends...thank you zoloft and Xanax LOL!

Just know that no matter the situation you r in someone always has it worse...at least my cancer is 97% curable, which I am thankful for.
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rachjas- i am so sorry.  i know the pain after 2 MC's myself.  please know that you will have another BFP so soon and you will have your lil angel.  we are all here for you.  take it day by day.

lina- me and baby jaedyn are doing great.  he sleeps 4-5 straight during the night and wakes up for a bottle and goes back to sleep.  he barely cries.  he loves to cuddle and he is so cute.  i will post some new pics soon.  our computer did crash last week so i am getting adjusted to the new computer and we had to recover all of our pics from our old computer.

mrspace- wow, so you could be like 6 weeks already.  congrats.  call your doctor and start your prenatal vitamins asap.

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Leighanne: Oh! Jayden is a good boy!! I am really happy for you that all is well!

Michelleinhawaii: Finding positiviness in such a difficult time, says a lot about you! You are so right, there is always someone in a worse situation than what we are, and having your positive attitude will help you heal fast, statistics show, that the way you aproach any type of sickness, will help or not, the treatment you are receiving have the effect it is suppose to! Stay strong and positive!

Dnikki: I am hoping your U/S brings you positive news and the cyst is gone. I am also thinking of doing acupunture after my next LAP. Good luck today!

Ad_06: Congrats on starting a new cycle, free from cysts!

LinaG: Hey! Thanks! How are you feeling? any promising symptoms that a BFP comes for you soon?! I hope God bless you with a baby soon, you are always so sweet and I know you would be a wonderful loving mother!

MrSpace: Did you take another test today, BETA? I am excited for you and dh! Congrats!

Arlotheslug: with God's help all will be great Monday! I will be praying really hard for you, dh, the birthmom and your baby boy! I did watch the movie Juno, I did like it, except for the guy, and I am very happy that is not your case!! Is the birthmom young?

Kmcarino: I am praying for you and your Baby!

Luvkayln: I am praying for you too, hoping you can share some surprising good news with us all!

Candie: Hey my friend! How are you?! USA eliminated us last night ;o(  Hope all is well, Friday is just around the corner!

Rachjas: I am thinking about you! hope you feel better soon.

AF was around for 10 straight days, left on Friday, but unfortunately came back Monday and she still is....who ever wants her, please tell her to go your way and leave me alone..LOL!! .....about lupron side effects, nothing really yet, AF is because of the D&C I had with the LAP.  The other day I thought I was having a hot flash, but it was really not that shocking so, I think it still hasn't kick in the true Hot flashes. I started doing Zumba class on Monday trying to keep my weight under control, last time I was with Lupron I gain 10lbs in one month, I am having lots of fun with the Zumba class, I mess up the routine, and try to do it my style, which I really don't have, sooo I guess I must look very funny trying to follow all the moves, LOL ;o)....and I am still hoping the time goes by fast and June is here really soon!

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Keyan* I'm doing OK, just waiting for the days to pass & see what new will happen to us.  I believe if it is going to happen it will happen, I'm in God hands:)  I have strange BBT last night I was worm & my DH told me that I have temperature, I said no but I'll check & I had  temperature 98.96F but today in the morning it went down 98.24F, but I'm still feeling warm. My sister told me when she became pregnant with my nephew she felt very warm & she new that she was pregnant:) Hugs

Leighanne* I'm very happy that Jaedyn and you are doing great. Wow he sleeps 4-5 straight during the night and wakes up for a bottle and goes back to sleep!!! Amazing boy:) God bless him:))) He is very clever little man though:) I can't wait to see new pictures of him LOL. I'm sorry about you PC but I'm happy for you that you have another one! Hugs to U & kisses from you to Jaedyn:)

Michelle*  I totally agree with Keyan notes. You are amazing person who finds positiveness in everything, in such difficult times! I'm happy for that for you. You always see the bright side of the life. Bravo, that will help you pass the every difficult steps on your way. I wish you first health and sunny days in your future steps! Stay strong and positive, you will succeed! God bless U
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Good morning everyone!  So I had a beta this morning.  1500!  I am 6 weeks and 2 days preggo.  Gotta go... my stomach is KILLING ME!  I'll write again in a little while.  
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And I already messed up. My beta was 15000, not 1500.  Sorry!  They tried to tell me that I was farther along than I could be.  So I'm 6 weeks at the most. We'll find out more on Friday.  

Thanks for all the congrats and well wishes.  I appreciate them more than you all know.  DH knows now (obviously).  I was so happy.  Scared but happy.  Especially today.  My beta seems WAAY high to me.  They didn't explain much so we'll see what happens.  

mommyin09- Thank you for the note!  9dpo?  I'm crossing my fingers for you dear!  You'll be next!

luvkayln- Hey girl. I hope you're doing GREAT!  I miss talking to you and hope that all is well. Thanks for the note.

dnikki- Girl I miss you!  I will definately give you a call when my boss is out on lunch today!  Ha ha.  

keyan- Thanks!  We are really excited.  Dh is really nervous because of the numbers.  I said that they could be high for any reason.  We have NO idea when I ovulated so I have no idea what dpo I am right now.  It'll all be okay.  Still haven't heard what day we'll be closing on the house. Hopefully today or tomorrow!

lina- Thank you sweetie!  I just can't believe it.  I feel like my heart is going to fly out of my chest!  I hope that your bfp happens soon!  For everyone on here. I want to see everyone's names on the bfp list!
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mrspace: I am sooooo shocked!!! and I am soooooo happy for you!! Give a call when you go on lunch or something! I still can't believe it...did you tell Richard yet?

Well the stupid cyst is still there - 24x16...so I am on another month of bcp's and they are stronger than the last one's. Can't wait to see how I feel on those...but maybe it's a good thing I didn't start the injects this month since I had a period 2 wks ago an just started another on Monday. They are holding all my drugs for me, which saves me $2000... Also I have to start taking Decadron again - it's a low dose steroid for the pcos.
I'm just a little down today - sorry gals.
But I should be getting my hair done today - maybe a new outfit...? and DH is taking me and our neighbors out for dinner tonight (we didn't go last wk - I felt way to sick for it). I'll check in later!!
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Michelle: (Offer support & prayers!!!)
naf38: (Home in Australia)

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

vortex: BFP - 34 weeks
Joyce: BFP - 28 weeks
Jessie: BFP - 23 weeks
Stacey: BFP!!! 15 weeks!
Kaylee_Frye: BFP- 10 weeks (u/s 4/2)
rachjas:  BFP
kmcarino:  BFP
mrspace:  BFP!

luvkayln:  Waiting for AF?
Shysana: Waiting for AF
Guesito: Waiting for AF, getting ready for FET
Keyan:  Started Lupron, lap 6/3

ad_06:  CD5
jmh2005:  CD6
Candie:  CD20 (dpo?)
Lina:  CD23
Arlotheslug:  CD25
dnikki:  CD26
wishandaprayer:  CD27

Sexykeme:  dpo?
Mommyin09: 9dpo
Hannah:  11dpo (appt 3/27)
pyar:  11dpo
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mrspace:  Congrats on the great beta! :)  I'm sure you & dh are just so happy!!!

dnikki:  Oh, so sorry about the cyst!  That su cks, but I'm glad you're feeling positive about not starting your injections just yet & that your meds are  being held for you.  That's great :)  I hope the new bcps treat you well!  Enjoy your day off :)

michelleinhawaii:  It's so nice to hear from you :)  I totally agree with Keyan's comments.  You are so strong & so brave, and that positive attitude will surely pull you through such a difficult time.  Take care & be sure to pop in every now and then :)

ad_06:  Yay!  That's great your cysts are gone :)  It sounds like you've got a great plan for this cycle & I hope the Femara and iui are just what you need to get that BFP!!!  Best wishes this cycle :)

Lina:  I'm doing good.  Keeping busy with work & my new exercise schedule :)  I'm really loving it!  You & I are very close this cycle.  I should know by next week, so good luck to us both! :)  Hopefully you are following in your sister's footsteps & feeling the same warmth before your BFP!  Fingers crossed for you!!!

Keyan:  Good for you starting Zumba!!!  I'm so glad you're trying something new & having so much fun with it!!! :)

luvkayln:  I'm always holding out hope for you, my friend!!! :-)

Arlotheslug:  I'm thinking of you & hoping your meeting with the birthmom goes forward & goes well!!!  :)

Candie:  I miss you!  I hope you're doing okay.  You should be well into your tww now.  Good luck to you! :)

leighanne:  I heard from Vortex & she's got 6 weeks to go!!! :)  Looking forward to seeing new pics of Jaedyn!
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mommyin09 - Wow, this week is flying by.  Sorry I haven't posted in a few days, but I have been trying to check in.  It sounds like you are doing good.  I guess I never did give you my exact dpo - I think it's 7dpo today.  Sending lots of good wishes your way!  :)

Keyan - AF s u c k s!  Has anyone told you that before?  :)  Maybe you could send her luvkayln's way, she could use the help!  

Arlotheslug - What great news about the meeting!  I'm sure you are feeling anxious, but that is encouraging that the birthmom has reached out to you.  I will keep praying that everything works out!  I am still so happy for you I could cry.  I'm sure you're reliving a lot of great memories going through all of your photos.  This just seems so meant to be.  How about this weather!?!  I'm loving it!  :)  

luvkayln - I am totally admiring your patience!  What is AF doing?  She's making me mad!  I would love to still hear some good news for you, but if not, then I hope she gets here already.  I know how much you hated that provera.  Hang in there dear.

Stacey - Congrats on having a boy!  DH must be thrilled to.  I'm glad to hear that the spotting has stopped, so hopefully that will calm your nerves.  Plus, you got to see that he is nice and healthy!  :)  Take care and keep resting.  

mrspace - I've already sent you a note, but again, CONGRATULATIONS!  What great news!  Hopefully the BFP's continue to catch on so that we can see everyone on that list soon!  Take care and can't wait to hear updates!  Good luck with the house too.  A new baby for the new house would be perfect.

LinaG - I really hope that your feeling of warmth is due to a little one starting to grow!  :)  You are very sweet, and you're right, it is in God's hands and we just have to have faith that he is guiding our path and will take care of us.  

Kaylee - How wonderful that you are almost into the 2nd semester already.  I hope everything calms down with work and school soon so that you are not so stressed.  your story about DH made me smile - how sweet he is!  We're all so lucky to have such wonderful partners through all of this.

dnikki - So sorry about the cyst.  I know continuing the BCP is not what you wanted, but hopefully it will help.  Enjoy your night out!  I hope it lifts your spirits.

leighanne - Sounds like you have a perfect little boy there!  What a blessing. Can't wait to see new pictures!  :)

ad_06 - Great to hear that the cysts are gone. I hope the IUI works for you this time!

rachjas - I just have to say again how sorry I am that this is happening.  I pray that God gives you and DH the strength to get through this and I'm sure he will bless you again in the future.

kmcarino - Like the others said, there is no way we could understand the decision you are faced with.  I'll be praying for your little one and that God gives you the guidance you are seeking.

Michelle - I am just so very sorry and my heart is so sad for everything that you are having to endure.  The initial thought of a molar pregnancy was hard enough, but now all of this.  I'm sure DH and your families are having a hard time seeing you having to go through so much, but it's good to have their support.  I agree with the others, your strength is an inspiration.  You're right, no matter what happens, it could always be worse and we have to be grateful for that.  It sounds like you will make a full recovery and I'll continue to pray for your health and strength.  Take care.
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keyan- yes jaedyn is such a good boy.  he is definately a momma boy already and will sleep on my chest for hours.  he is starting to smile when you rub his face.  he loves sticking out his tongue and talking.  well his talking is more a grunting but it is in response to you taking to him so it is considered talking in baby world

lina- thank you.  i hope your BFP os right around the corner.

mrspace- thats funny because if you read my post from last night i told you that you are probably about 6 weeks along.  i am getting good at baby charting.  now it is a waiting game til all the major symptoms start happening.  a few more weeks and you will feel very odd and then the morning/all day sickness kicks in.  its all worth it though.

mommyin09 and candie- i will post new pics very soon.

dnikki- i hope you enjoy your dinner.  i want to go out to the cheesecake factory soon.  i was there a few days before i had jaedyn and it is about time i go back.  do you like your new outfit?

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leighanne- Well I already feel like it's kicking my b u t t.   Morning sickness started on Monday and whew it's bad.  I talked to my doctor about my lower back pain too.   He didn't seem too concerned.  There is just so much pressure on my lower back and hips it is uncomfortable. Not so much painful unless I stand a lot.  But he said we'd talk more about that at our next appointment.  So we'll see. But yes, he said that according to AF I'm 6 weeks, 3 days preggo!  

The morning sickness wouldn't be terrible if it didn't lead to heartburn for the rest of the day.  Blah!  But you know what, I'm loving every minute of it!  I wouldn't trade it for anything.
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Well, I didn't get a new outfit - I opted for a pedicure instead lol - but I feel cr appy for getting it now - it just looks like they painted my toenails and that's it. Soooo, I won't be going back to that place!! $37 for someone to paint my toes, nope lol. But I do like my hair. It was wayyyyyy over due for a color lol. I was waiting for customer appreciation week so I could get a discount price on service and products!

I'm feeling better - About noon I decided to quit wallowing in my self pity and get the damn house cleaned lol. It wasn't to messy, just the weekly stuff to do like dusting and mopping, and I also cleaned the kitchen and swept. So then I started feeling better. I guess its just another month on the pill, so as long as it goes away then I'll be fine. My question is, I don't think it's from a follie that didn't rupture because its a hemorrhagic corpus luteum (hcl) so it's a bloody cyst. I've had chocolate cysts before, but they had to surgically remove it and that's how I lost 1/2 my right ovary. Back to the question (lol) is the cyst really from the Clomid?
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OK ladies-i posted some new pics of jaedyn, check them out.  tell me if you think he has gotten bigger.  well i posted 3 hospital ones and some new ones, so not all of them are current.
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Candie:  It's great to hear from you!  Thanks for the message ;)  We're really close this time!!!

dnikki:  Yes, sorry! :)  I'll change your cd tomorrow.  It's funny, I went for a manicure on Friday, the first one since I got married in '97!  So, the next day, the polish was already chipping & I noticed my nails weren't even...  I decided to make an appt at a salon this Friday for a manicure & pedicure :)  Time to spoil myself!

Leighanne:  Your pictures are so cute!!!  :)

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hello everybody i hope you are all well

mrspace congratulations you are truley blessed i wish i was in your shoes new house new baby wow
well as for me same ole same ole af has been teasing me all week from spotting to nothing at all i'm spotting a little bit more today so i think tomorrow will be cd1 and we start meds the day after its strange even at this early early stage i don't feel very hopeful i don't know if thats because there have been soo many disapointments month after month also it would be such an unbelieveable miracle like winning the lottery i can't imagine it  it would just be my wildest dream come true i just can't bring myself to believe it could happen i'm sorry to be so negative i just needed to vent
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Michelle: (Offer support & prayers!!!)
rachjas:  (Offer support & prayers! appt tomorrow)
naf38: (Home in Australia)

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

vortex: BFP - 35 weeks
Joyce: BFP - 28 weeks
Jessie: BFP - 24 weeks
Stacey: BFP!!! 15 weeks!
Kaylee_Frye: BFP- 11 weeks (u/s 4/2)
kmcarino:  BFP
mrspace:  BFP!

luvkayln:  Waiting for AF?
Shysana: Waiting for AF
Guesito: Waiting for AF, getting ready for FET
Keyan:  Started Lupron, lap 6/3

dnikki:  CD4
ad_06:  CD6
jmh2005:  CD7
Lina:  CD24
Arlotheslug:  CD26
wishandaprayer:  CD28

Sexykeme:  7dpo
Candie:  8dpo
Mommyin09: 10dpo
Hannah:  12dpo (appt 3/27)
pyar:  12dpo
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pyar:  I'm sorry AF is trying to show & that you're feeling down ;(  I think we all go through the same rollercoaster of emotions, month after month being let down.  Honestly, I can't imagine getting that bfp either just because it's never happened & it's been so long... Take care & feel comfort in knowing you're doing all you can.  The rest is out of our hands ;)
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OMG!  MRSPACE - awesome news congratulations!

MichelleinHawaii:  I am so sorry that you are going through all of this, but very glad to hear that it is a positive success rate in treatment - Stay strong - I already know you are.  

pyar:  no problem on venting.  I think all of the women on this forum know how you feel . . .

Candie:  I KNOW - but I think we are going to be brought to reality this weekend.  I don't think I will calm down until the baby is in my arms.  This is surreal . . .

Mommyin09:  Have fun spoiling - I love Pedis - DH and I will do them together sometimes.

Lina:  Here is hoping that being warm = BFP!!!

Kenyan:  Birthmom is 24.  She is a single mom raising another child and does not feel like she can afford another child.  Birthdad is no longer in her life - from what I can tell.  It is very surreal right now.  No, DH is nothing like the dad in Juno.  The movie was very cute, but I cried at the end . ..

Happy Thursday everyone!

Leighanne:  Jaedyn sounds amazing.  Can't wait to see the new pics.
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Happy & blessed St. Joseph day!:)

Today is St. Joseph, when we make pies with coin inside. We cut the pieces for every member of the family, 1 piece is for God & 1 piece is for the house. In which peace the coin falls it will be lucky year who finds it. So, I make & baked 2 spinach pies today one for my DF & his wife, & one for me & DH. Our coin was between my piece & Gods piece, but my DH said that it belong to me!:)

Today I'm excited LOL, I got an e-mail from Sweden Embassy in my country telling me that I'm chosen & will be employed there in Migration section LOL. I'm very happy, thank U Lord!:)

Arlotheslug* thank you dear.:) I'm feeling strange though I'm warm all the time but during the nights I have a little bit high temperatures & in the morning not so high. I don't know what to think? Only God knows, I'm waiting for few more days & I'll know soon. I wish U good luck & happy day for U & your DH in Monday, God be with you both! Hugs

Candie* thank you very much for your comment I love reading U!!!:) I wish BFP for you this month too.:)

Leighanne* thank you I hope too.:) LOL your pictures are amazing. Hugs to you & kisses from you to Jaedyn:)

Pyar* I'm sending my love & prayers to you. Hugs

Dnikki* I'm sorry for the cyst,:( I hope & wish it to be lost soon. Hugs

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WOW! Look at how long that BFP list is!  

Mrspace - Congratulations again.  That is quite the surprise and the fact you are already over 6 weeks!  Your new house is perfect timing!  I hope your morning sickness does not get too bad.

Arlotheslug - It sounds like everything is moving along wonderfully. The birth mom must feel so good about her choice after seeing your photos and getting to know you more through facebook.  I can't wait to hear about your meeting on Monday!  I cried at the end of Juno too and I am glad your dh is nothing like that guy!  I would never have guessed that ;)

Kmcarino - I am so sorry again that you are in such a difficult position.  I'm hoping and praying that your little one lands on the positive side of that 50%.  Other than that I just find it so difficult to even think of terminating because of your disorder.  There are medical advancements all the time and I bet your child would have even less issues than you did.  Either way, as the other ladies mentioned, we are here to support you.

Mommyin09 - I've got my fingers and toes crossed for you as you get to the end of your tww.  Glad you are keeping up with your new exercise regime!  How is dh's new job going?

Luvkayln - Oh goodness, no af yet?  Well, I'm still hoping for you but if she is on her way then come on af!!  Enough is enough!!

Candie - Thanks for your note.  We are so excited about a little boy. And look at you already 8dpo!  That is awesome!  Fingers and Honey paws crossed for you!!

Keyan - Sorry af made such an unwelcome and long visit!! I hope she has moved on!  Good for you and the zumba classes although I have no idea what they are :)  I'm sure it is a lot of fun.

Lina - Hoping you get a wonderfully warm BFP!

Leighanne - Jaedyn is the cutest little man.  I checked out his new pics :) Glad you are enjoying every moment!  (even if you do get peed on once in a while) ;)

Well unfortunatley i had some spotting this morning after 8 clear days!  I was diappointed but I just keep taking it easy and stay hopeful that my next u/s will show even better news.  The good thing is the baby is still doing well and I think I felt a few movements over the last couple of days. :)  Other than that Honey is loving our new "in bed all day" routine! :)

SSBD!!!
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First of all, thank you ALL of you who are just going as crazy as I am to get AF here for me! :) Here's the plan: I'm taking my last hpt test in the morning. If no +, then I'm picking up my prescription for provera and starting it tomorrow. I wasn't going to take it again, but come on, I'm like CD 60 or something! The last time I took it, they gave me a really high dose and I took it for 7 days. This time, they're giving me a really low dose and I'm taking it for 12 days. So hopefully that will make a difference. Once AF shows, we're doing another hsg test. I think it'll really help the cycle after next, with freshly cleared tubes and with a mix of follistim/iui, it will surely do the trick! :) I got my monitor too, so I'll start using that when AF shows, since we won't be doing follistim until this next cycle is gone. I don't feel preggo, plus I keep getting neg's. I also don't feel like AF is coming either, so the provera will just have to taken!
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thank you for the pic comments ladies.  he is a little blessing.  

OH stacey- i know being peed on is worth it but he always gets you when you have to go somewhere soon.  i wish he would pee on me when i was not doing anything for the day.  its worse when he pees all over himself because you feel so bad.

OMG ladies- i had the worst day ever.  the F'in mail man pepper sprayed my poor dog right in front of me because my dog went up to him to see him.  i was sitting there walking after dozah and telling the mail man, he is friendly see his tail wagging and the A-hole took out his spray and sprayed him.  then he continued to spray him even after i was trying to pick him up and bring him in the house, so he could have gotten me.  my poor dog did not bark, growl or anything, he just wanted to say hi.  but i guess its my fault because i did not even have a collar on him.  he is crate trained and when he goes in the crate you are not suppsoed to keep the collar on him and i did not put it back on before i let him out to pee.  I am a mess about it.  i borught him to the vets to have his eyes checked.

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Leighanne: love the pics...Jayden has so much hair! ;o) He is loving his momma!! and already wants to tell her how much he loves her...and he is doing it...just like you said in the baby world talks!!

MrSpace: I am proud of you!! when you say you are loving every minute even the morning sickness!! Keep that positive attitude!!! when do you go for your first u/s?

Luvkayln: I Pray you share with us all today great BFP news!!!

Stacey: Congrats on feeling the little guy move!!!... I am sorry about the spotting, I know that it must be scare to see that even knowing that the little one is doing fine! But just concentrate on the last part, that he is fine and growing and soon you will have him in your arms!!.... Zumba is like an aerobic (sp?) class but you are actually dancing...I am not a dancer and I am having a hard time following the routines, but I don't care if I look funny or not, I am loving it, I am having lots of fun!!

LinaG: Congrats on the new job!! and love your pie tradition! THis will be your year!

Arlotheslug: I can't help everytime I read about your updates get sooo excited for you! I know it doesn't seem real yet, but soon you will be sleep deprive waking every few hours to feed the little boy and I know it will be so REAL then and you will be loving every minute of it!! I did cry watching Juno too! Especially when I thought she wouldn't have a chance of adopting the baby, because of her Dh...

Candie: Hey friend..IS FRIDAY!! ;o)....I told Luvkayln that I would keep AF on my side if it will help her get the BFP!!!!  AF was really heavy for the last 2 days and I kind of got scared about it, but today she is slowing down, but I AM SO SICK OF HER!!  16 days and counting! AGRRR!!

Mommyin09: I am praying hard for your BFP!! keeping everything cross for you!! hopefuly you will be able to update us all with great news!!

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I forgot to mention - that mail man is an idiot... what a Jerk he was! I have no clue as to how I would react to something like that...don't know if I would be able to control myself. Is he doing ok?
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Good morning everyone!!!  I'm 6 weeks, 4 days preggo!  It's funny, I started writing "Good morning, everyone. I'm cd...."  and stopped.  I write that every day and now I'm not cd anything!  We had our second beta this morning.  I should get the results of it back in a few more hours.  I'll let you all know how that goes.  If the number is crazy high compared to the last one (15,000) then I will have an ultrasound next week!  I'll be 7 weeks then so HOPEFULLY we'll be able to see the heartbeat too.  

Thanks for all the well wishes. DH and I are so crazy excited.  We closed on the house yesterday morning and I took the day off to work on the new place.  We got a lot cleaned, all the wallpaper taken down, walls washed, and our bedroom is primed.  No, I didn't do hardly any of that.  I did a lot of cleaning, but I took it REALLY easy just like the doctors told me to.  And I washed walls.  That was easy.  I took lots of breaks.  And I'm STILL exhausted.  

The morning sickness is kicking my hind end, but that's fine by me!  I just can't believe it's actually happening.  I'm hoping we have the ultrasound next week!  I can't wait to see the little guy/girl.

stacey- Yeah, I couldn't believe that we actually got a positve.  With my charts, I was SURE it was annovulatory cycle.  I just didn't care last month at all.  I was more worried about the house and everything.  I guess that's just what we needed!  

luvkayln- Congrats on cd1!!!  I'm glad that it finally started for you. That's awesome!  So what are you doing this cycle? I'm having a brain fart and can't remember if you're doing injectables or what....

keyan-  I hate the morning sickness more than you'd ever know.  But I would take that over losing my baby any day.   I am just so blessed.  Now....watch in a few months I won't be saying that.  Ha ha.  I'll be saying get this kid out of me!!  I'm just so thankful and happy.

leighanne- What a jerk!!  That's awful.  If a mail man did that to one of my dogs, I'd kick him in the face Chuck Norris style!  

mommyin09- I hope you're doing really really well!  Just a few more days til you test!  My fingers are crossed for you!!

arlotheslug- Thanks for the well-wishes!  DH and I are so excited.  He's not handling it very well, but we're both happy.  He is just worried about all the things that could go wrong.  And he's worried that there could be more than one baby.  He's so focused on supporting his family that he's afraid that we won't be able to take care of more than one.  He's silly because we'll be fine!
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Keyan - Yay, it is Friday!! :)  Do you have any big weekend plans?  DH has to work tomorrow morning, but only until noon, and then we have some shopping to do.  It's his step-mom's birthday, so we'll then be going out to dinner with them.  I think Sunday sounds like a good day to stay in and relax!  Yuck, I hope AF goes far, far away for a very long time.  That's terrible.

luvkayln - I'm so sorry that this cycle just won't end!  I'll still be hoping for a BFP, but if not, hopefully the low dose of Provera will give you just enough boost to allow you to move forward.  Take care dear.  ((hugs)) to you, this stinks.

Leighanne - What a jerk that mailman is!  Granted you didn't have his collar on, but you were right there supervising him and I'm sure he wasn't being aggressive or anything like that.  That guy had no right to do that.  I hope his eyes are OK.  On a better note, the pics are adorable.  Like I told you before, I am a sucker for the outfits with ears.  :)

Stacey - You're right, that BFP is impressive!  I hope it continues to grow - let's hope mommyin09 is next!  :)  Thanks for the good wishes, although I'm getting AF symptoms.  Honey paws LOL, that is too funny!  So sorry about more spotting, but I know you've got a tough little boy in there.  :)  Have fun snuggling with Honey this weekend!

Arlotheslug - We had snow flurries this morning!  :(  I understand completely, the feelings of anxiety until you get to finally hold the baby.  I know this process can be so up and down, but you have so many of us praying for you and I know God will take care of you both.  Such a sad story about the birthmom, but at least she is trying to do the right thing and give her baby the chance at a better life.  What courage.  I wish all mom's faced with difficult situations chose life and gave their little blessings to couples like you who are so deserving, unselfish, and willing to provide such a wonderful home for children in need.

LinaG - Your St. Joseph tradition sounds so beautiful!  How sweet of DH to give the coin to you.  :)  Congratulations on your new job!  I know you've been worrying a lot about finding something, so now you can relax and enjoy and hopefully a BFP will soon follow!

pyar - mommyin09 is exactly right.  The constant series of disappointments is tough for us all to bear, and we all have our down moments.  Know that we are all here to support you and even though it seems unbelievable, miracles do happen everyday and I pray that you get to experience one.  :)

mommyin09 - Thanks for updating my status, but unfortunately it's just in time for the start of my AF symptoms.  I'm sure she'll show by the end of the weekend.  How are you doing?  Like I told Stacey - I want to see your name on that BFP list next!! :)

Have a good weekend everyone!
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Michelle: (Offer support & prayers!!!)
rachjas:  (Offer support & prayers! appt tomorrow)
naf38: (Home in Australia)

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

vortex: BFP - 35 weeks
Joyce: BFP - 28 weeks
Jessie: BFP - 24 weeks
Stacey: BFP!!! 16 weeks!
Kaylee_Frye: BFP- 11 weeks (u/s 4/2)
kmcarino:  BFP
mrspace:  BFP!

Shysana: Waiting for AF
Guesito: Waiting for AF, getting ready for FET
Keyan:  Started Lupron, lap 6/3

luvkayln:  CD1
dnikki:  CD5
ad_06:  CD7
jmh2005:  CD8
Lina:  CD25
Arlotheslug:  CD27
wishandaprayer:  CD29

Sexykeme:  8dpo
Candie:  9dpo
Mommyin09: 11dpo
Hannah:  13dpo (appt 3/27)
pyar:  13dpo
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Good morning, ladies!  Just a quick update before running off to pick up my parents from the airport.  I'm really running late this morning...  I'll read your posts & catch up later :)

Leighanne:  I'm SO sorry about your ******* mailman!!! :-(  I can't imagine how helpless & angry you must have felt & I'm so sorry you and Dozah had to go through that.  I hope he's feeling better.
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Second beta results are in.

27,750   Ultrasound scheduled.  

I don't even know what to think right now.
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Woohoo!! Think that all is going well!! I am excited for you! Congrats! Can't wait for your update on your u/s!
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Hi everyone!

Happy Friday! . . . Personally, I am exhausted - boot camp is kicking my *** (and the fact that I have been getting up at 5:00am every day . . . UG)  We just got test results back for Alice the cat - they thought she had cancer, but it turns out it is hepitus . . . happy!

Leighanne:  What a stupid mailman.  Is your puppy ok?  

Mommyin09: Have a good weekend with your parents!!

Mrspace:  Wow!  When is your u/s?

Candie:  AF is not here yet for you --- maybe -- we can all try and will her away . . .  I know, the weather is completely crazy . . . it is cold here too!  What a great first day of spring!

Kenyan:  AF just needs to go away . . . !  (it is aweful nice of you to keep her on your side)

Luvkayln:  Keeping my fingers crossed . . . come on BFP!  If not, here is hoping the Provera works  . . ..

Stacey:  I am sorry about the spotting, but glad you saw him move!  Honey must be an awesome snuggle buddy . . .

Happy soon to be weekend!
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Hi ladies! :) I've been wanting to get on here all day and update you guys, but the internet has been down at work and won't be fixed until Monday! So, as some of you saw, AF finally showed this morning! Yay!! :) So, I called my RE and they immediately told me to come in tomorrow, and I explained that I was doing the hsg test this month, and had to put off the injections until next month. Silly me.. I didn't think I could do both in one cycle, but apparently you can! :) So tomorrow is my baseline u/s, then I'll start my follistim either tomorrow night or Saturday night, and then my hsg test is on Tuesday. Not exactly sure what time, but I'll know tomorrow. So I'm just sooo excited! The nurse said there's a slim to 0% chance that there's any blockage with my tubes, since I've had one before and they were clear then, so this dye test will only open my tubes up more and clear anything that may be there, and it'll be just in time for the little spermies to swim their way to my 6+ eggs that I'll make on the follistim! :) Woo hoo!!! It's funny b/c last week I said I everything will work out perfectly if I start by Friday, and the first thing that was there this morning was AF! :) I think God's working a little miracle for me this month, since everything is just falling right into place! Hopefully this will be our month!! :) Thanks to all of you for being patient with me and my silly body! :) I'm just glad I didn't have to take the Provera! That's a blessing in itself! lol :)
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Luvkayln - Yay!!!  What an exciting and event filled month you have ahead of you!  Wow that is great.  The HSG test will be awesome to have in the same cycle.  I have read about quite a few ladies who got their BFP right after the HSG.  Well, hopefully you have a relaxing weekend ahead of you so you can start to prepare yourself. :)

Leighanne - What is with your mailman??  What an ***!!  I can't believe he continued to spray even when you were getting your dog.  That is just so maddening.  I hope you gave him a peice of your mind.  Let us know how your little fur baby is doing.  Poor guy!
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i called and put a complaint in at the post office but god knows that it will not help since it is the federal government.  i brought him to the vets to have his eyes checked that day and all was well.  luckly no damage but yes i swore i was going to punch him.  if he felt threatened then whatever but the fact the continued to spray him when i was holding him was out of control.  the poor dog never barked, growled or anything, just wanted to say hi.

thank you all for your picture comments on jaedyn.

stacey- i love the outfits with ears too, he has a couple of them so i will make sure i post others with ears.

mrspace- that is a nice high hcg level, either things are great or you are having twins. which is great too but after just having one, i have no clue how i would feed and change 2 at once.  congrats on your level.

luvkayln- i am glad you got af.  make sure you take a motrin before your hsg exam just in case you have a little cramping.
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Michelle: (Offer support & prayers!!!)
rachjas:  (Offer support & prayers! appt tomorrow)
naf38: (Home in Australia)

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

vortex: BFP - 35 weeks
Joyce: BFP - 28 weeks
Jessie: BFP - 24 weeks
Stacey: BFP!!! 16 weeks!
Kaylee_Frye: BFP- 11 weeks (u/s 4/2)
kmcarino:  BFP
mrspace:  BFP!

Shysana: Waiting for AF
Guesito: Waiting for AF, getting ready for FET
Keyan:  Started Lupron, lap 6/3

luvkayln:  CD2- Starting Follistim tonight! :)
dnikki:  CD6
ad_06:  CD8
jmh2005:  CD9
Lina:  CD26
Arlotheslug:  CD28
wishandaprayer:  CD30

Sexykeme:  9dpo
Candie:  10dpo
Mommyin09: 12dpo
Hannah:  14dpo (appt 3/27)
pyar:  14dpo
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Hey girls! :) Had my u/s this morning, and we're all good to go for this cycle! Woo hooo! :) My RE put me down to 75iu per day, instead of 100iu per day like last time b/c I responded a little too well last time! I have my next u/s on Tuesday at 1:30, and then my hsg is at 2:30. I'm sooo hoping the hsg helps us this cycle, and this is our month! If we do concieve (conceive), the baby would be due in December... December is almost becoming a bad month for us. (M/c in Dec. '05 & a stillborn in Dec. '07) so maybe we'll conceive and actually get GOOD news in December for once! :) I'm optimistic and super excited for this cycle!

Leighanne- Thanks! I'll be sure and take something. I had an hsg before, but I was already preggo, so I think that's why I was in so much pain last time from it! Hopefully this time won't be as bad, and will end up helping us get pregnant. :)

Stacey- Thanks girl! I'm sooo excited that AF finally showed, and everything just fell right into place and we get to do all this stuff this cycle! I'm praying it works!! :) Sorry the spotting has returned a little. :( Hopefully it'll stop soon...

mrspace- Congrats on the high numbers! Can't wait till your u/s! :)

Candie- You're nearing the end of your 2ww, how're you feeling??? I'm keeping everything crossed for you sweetie! Not too much longer till you get to see your new doc! :) Do you think you'll test soon? Good luck! ;)

Arlothslug- Glad to hear Alice doesn't have cancer! My cat at my mom's house, who I've had since I was 5 years old, had cancer a couple years back but they were able to remove the mass, thank goodness!
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Hi ladies hope you are all well

mommyin09 arlotheslug, lina G, candie thanks so much for your encouraging words and thanks for letting me vent i think the fear of my ivf journey starting had kicked in.

Anyways so today i am cd2 and just had my shots of gonal and menopur it wasn't too bad. Mommyin09 or luvkaylyn could you please up date me thank you so much.
Anyway in the meantime i will be shooting 525iu gonal and 75 menopur till wednesday then we add .25 of cetrotide and next friday I go for my u/s to see if all these drugs have worked any magic fingers crosseed
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luvkayln:  Thanks for the update! :)  I had a loooong day.  Went to a court reporting seminar from 8am-7pm, so I'm pooped!  We walked Carmelo & are just about to eat, so just a quick note...  I'm so happy for you that you get to start your stims tonight!!!  Everything is working out just perfectly for you & you'll be boarding your flight knowing that you did everything you could this cycle!!!  I'm really excited for you :)

pyar:  No problem!  I hope you're feeling better :) How exciting for you that you're starting your IVF journey!  Best wishes!!!
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Michelle: (Offer support & prayers!!!)
rachjas:  (Offer support & prayers! appt tomorrow)
naf38: (Home in Australia)

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

vortex: BFP - 35 weeks
Joyce: BFP - 28 weeks
Jessie: BFP - 24 weeks
Stacey: BFP!!! 16 weeks!
Kaylee_Frye: BFP- 11 weeks (u/s 4/2)
kmcarino:  BFP
mrspace:  BFP!

Shysana: Waiting for AF
Guesito: Waiting for AF, getting ready for FET
Keyan:  Started Lupron, lap 6/3

Pyar-CD3
luvkayln:  CD3- Follie check & HSG on Tues!
dnikki:  CD7
ad_06:  CD9
jmh2005:  CD10
Lina:  CD27
Arlotheslug:  CD29
wishandaprayer:  CD31

Sexykeme:  10dpo
Candie:  11dpo
Mommyin09: 13dpo
Hannah:  15dpo (appt 3/27)

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