TTC 10+ months, Part 11

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buzzybee123 Mon 05-Nov-12 19:55:46

A very friendly and supportive thread for those taking way longer than they had ever expected to make a baby.

akuabadoll Mon 05-Nov-12 20:04:28

Thanks buzzy

Over from the other thread, yes love 'Girls' watched the whole of the season as a gift to myself at the start of downregging. Critter likes it too as I remember.

CritterPants Mon 05-Nov-12 20:12:30

<settles in>

Thanks buzzy for the lovely new thread. Agree, 'Girls' is great. Cringeworthy sex scenes but very clever. Made me actually pretty glad I'm not 24 any more!

GinSoaked Mon 05-Nov-12 20:34:08

I'm watching Girls too and really enjoying it, tho cringing a fair bit too! I feel kinda embarrassed watching it with Dave. Need to watch it with other girls I think... The main character's boyf is such a dick!

rabbitonthemoon Mon 05-Nov-12 20:45:20

Goodness, thread 11. But I like football and mens legs. So maybe it's good?!! Princess has set tradition of thread starter updiffedness so here's looking at you buzzy!

gin good luck for tomorrow, I'll be thinking of you.

doll hold in there, there is egg growing time still to go. Sometimes my left ovary hides and since the op, two scans haven't been able to find it again confused where do the tricky buggers go? Sorry you feel poo. I imagine it like swallowing an entire pack of the pill and sucking on a pile of morning after pills for dessert. With pmt layered on. And a hangover? Close? Loves.

critter your post is on ye olde thread. But huge random loves anyway!

Um, better look at old thread again actually.

akuabadoll Mon 05-Nov-12 20:58:11

grin rabbit actually I don't feel that bad (mostly). My right one has been hiding before, if there were big follies on that side they would be seen though, they can only really hide when sleepy. Lazy fucker. Dancing about producing multiple eggs for free one minute, dozing though expensive drugs the next. It's cool though. If it's 3, it's 3. Not the end of the world.

Good luck again for EC gin

rabbitonthemoon Mon 05-Nov-12 20:59:44

Totally agree about the condoms joyce. I will be checking out girls. That sounds wrong!

euro thanks for saying that. So will you! I maybe need it tattooed to my hand.

I had acu today. She very gently said I need a little layer of fat for the winter - I was freezing today. I really am tying to put weight on but it isn't happening. I'm not a brilliant eater and I think I'm worrying off calories too. Am starting to wonder if this is going to actually be a problem for getting the green light for ivf. I do love eating tasty teas but get full up way faster than Hare. It also feels very counter instinctive to eat to put weight on.. Is the ivf limit really enforced does anyone know? She also looked at apts with me for next month 'after my period' so I'm guessing I'm not pregnant what with her super sense!

rabbitonthemoon Mon 05-Nov-12 21:01:16

Glad things not that rough doll! Only one egg of goldeness needed. The designer handbag of eggs.

akuabadoll Mon 05-Nov-12 21:10:49

rabbit I'm sure weight bracket being enforced depends on your post code like everything else. What is it BMI 18.5? Putting on weight is tough, eating 5 or 6 times a day is key, I think, even if a 'meal' is just a handful of nuts or something. Can you manage to get some high calorie snacks sorted for that winter layer?

EuroShagmore Mon 05-Nov-12 21:41:11

Thanks for the new thread buzzy!

Rabbit it's tough if you don't have much of an appetite. I never did when I was younger and was always hovering around the low end of healthy BMI. I seem to be over that now though!

joy I watched an episode of Girls on the US trip I did recently. I thought it was pretty good, although I did catch the episode where one of the girls finds out that she has HPV - so it wasn't really taking my mind off my smear situation!

Good luck for EC Gin and for ovary hunting doll.

mrsmellow Mon 05-Nov-12 22:00:34

Thanks buzzy !
good luck tomorrow gin
doll hope your ovary stops being shy for the next scan, am sure it will all look better with a bit more stimming.
AF still not here. Very irritating. I tossed a coin to decide whether to test this morning or not - have experience with testing and AF starting almost immediately, so trying to hold out! grin
Haven't seen girls no TV here - we watch DVD's - mainly series - just started spooks (about 8 yrs behind the trend blush

Cosmos1 Mon 05-Nov-12 23:53:40

Gin good luck for tomorrow, hope it all goes well, will be thinking of you.

Waves all, will do a proper post tomorrow.

MuddyWellyNelly Tue 06-Nov-12 10:45:11

Just marking my place. Thanks for the new thread buzzy. Good luck today gin.

I've finished my noristhisterone, am waiting for ERTD, and then have my prostap on Friday. Start my own jabbing on Sunday. Haven't had time to dwell on it. There are some family and wedding stresses going on that I could do without but I'm sure it will be fine in the end hmm.

General waves to everyone.

rabbitonthemoon Tue 06-Nov-12 10:47:43

mellow I admire your calmness! Keeping everything crossed for you.

nelly your wedding will be lovely and all the niggles in arrangements will be forgotten. Exciting times!

rabbitonthemoon Tue 06-Nov-12 10:48:13

(waves to cosmos)

Cosmos1 Tue 06-Nov-12 11:21:39

Doll I had a very similar result, of 3 follies showing the first time I got scanned. It's a weird situation, a kind of personal exam result, but really it only takes 1 so come on the Beirut 3, let's hope they're getting plump and juicy! (I ended up with 9 btw, it can vary). You sound quite calm and level headed about it all. Your lifestyle sounds sooo interesting. I think there could be a film about your life! Who would play you, the heroine?! Little Doll would have to play himself I think?!

Joy thanks so much for the info about the dr you went to see. I too get that fishy smell, not as strong as I once had it but it's still there this month and not just after sex, so I've made an appointment with the same guy and taking DH with me. I must admit I don't feel too much enthusiasm for seeing yet another doctor for some (expensive) yet more inconclusive test results, but it's onwards and onwards isn't it and you never know this could be the key for me so thanks for the encouragement. I'll let you know how it goes.

I'm going to have to post in stages today as I need to go out now.

Poutintrout Tue 06-Nov-12 13:27:59

Ohhhh new thread, thanks buzzy. Right girls, the number 11 really is a good & lucky number so we'll all going to get diffed this thread right grin

gin good luck for today, I am thinking of you. I so hope that all goes ahead.

rabbit Reading about your weight concerns about IVF I have a mad suggestion. Didn't your consultant table the idea of a few goes of Clomid for you? If you were to give that a whirl for a couple of cycles before IVF as well, as the possible benefits of super ovulation you would almost definitely put on some weight too without having to worry about shovelling in more food which is a horrible thought if you are an efficient eater & don't do face stuffing.
BTW I have to say that what your accu lady said last cycle is spooky. How the hell can they know from your pulse and sticking a few needles in. I am very impressed actually.

nelly there is nothing like a wedding to turn family into nutjobs grin I'm still not speaking to my MIL! Hope that things get resolved soon. I am willing the arrival of the witch.

mellow I am secretly hoping for you.

I haven't heard of the Girls series [missing out smiley]

Love and waves to doll, cosmos, lemons, joycep and everyone

My new phase of optimism and being on an even keel has taken a bit of a bashing yesterday. We were given our notice to quit the house (the landlord can't afford the repairs) and worst of all by a long chalk, the vet called to say that they had found abnormal cells in a sample they took of a lump in Big Dog's leg. I feel all a bit heart racy and stressed to say the least sad
Also selfishly as panicking about maybe having to move much further afield and losing the IVF.

Poutintrout Tue 06-Nov-12 13:29:23

Good, the above made no sense. Sorry. I really ought to preview.

Poutintrout Tue 06-Nov-12 13:30:28

Still no sense......I'm off and will try to post something sensible tomorrow smile

Cosmos1 Tue 06-Nov-12 14:51:30

Pout, I'm liking your cheering us all for this thread, good to start with some positivity. Crikey that all sounds a bit stressful for you, hope you find somewhere great to live. Why is it everything happens at the same time? Its like someone said somewhere on one of these threads whilst we're going this ttc nightmare we really should be exempt from other crap in our lives.

Rabbit, big waves back. I meant to say that I once did the forgetting a tampon thing. Actually what happened was i removed a tampon, only to realise that there was a second one in there! oops. Not sure how i managed that. and yes the smell was shocking. I'm so glad you've had some nicer days recently. This is such a rollercoaster isn't it! My acu lady also said similar things the month I did the FET and got a low hcg reading - tis quite spooky, but also reassuring that you know you're own body and also that surely you're getting closer.

I have a new tactic by the way for the 2 ww mentalling. At each twinge and flutter for the last couple of months I've been asking myself 'is this significantly different from what i've felt before. Not in a negative way, just a factual way. It seems to have worked anyway, tis Day 1 for me here and no expectations and no disappointment.

s43ll hope you find us in the new thread, gosh thats a big shock and a lot to take in. Did they manage to remove any of it during the lap? What else did they say?

mrsden Tue 06-Nov-12 14:57:36

Thanks for setting up our new home buzz. I say this at the start of every thread but I think this will be a lucky one for us all!

I'm thinking of you today gin.

Pout, it's so lovely to have you back with us. I'm impressed with your crafty skills, I am rubbish at anything like that. What sort of things are you making? If I ever do get a baby, I'll have to buy everything, no hand made booties or cot bumpers for my babe. Mil is into knitting, and has knitted loads of things for her yet to be conceived grandchild. The problem is I don't like any of the stuff she makes, she seems to like pastel colours and itchy wool. I'm sorry to hear about possible move and big dog. It's awful when pets are sick, a big worry. Re. The house move. Will you not be able to find somewhere in the same pct area?

Joy, I get the fishy smell. Not all the time, just once in a while. I'd never considered that it might indicate something is wrong.

Rabbit, I find it hard to put weight on too. My BMi is now in the healthy range and I've got it there by making sure I eat 3 meals a day And snacking in between. Im probably not followi g the healthiest diet, lots of cake and chocolate. I find it so annoying when people think its easy to put on weight, if your metabolism is fast then it's so hard. My clinic hasn't mentioned weight directly but they did weigh both me an mrden, I assume all was ok or they would have said but who knows.

GinSoaked Tue 06-Nov-12 15:36:06

Well I'm back home after EC, hurrah! They got 11 eggs (funny with it being Fred 11), but think that not all will be mature. I only had a little bit of bleeding this time - just had to go back into surgery so they could reapply pressure but it wasn't serious this time and no nasty fanjo tea towels vaginal packs. I now just have some pink spotting. Did other ivfers have this??

Think they gave me a tonne of sedation drugs this time - it took me ages to come round and I couldn't remember a thing, although apparently we spoke to the dr. I also appear to have bitten my lip!

I have to go back on thurs morning to be checked out for ohss. The embryologist seemed to think that the clinic is ultra cautious but we shall see.

When I'm more with it, I'll post properly! The anti anxiety iv drugs they gave me were ace.. I'd quite like to be on them for the next few weeks!

Thanks again for all your support and well wishes. It helps immensely xx

CritterPants Tue 06-Nov-12 16:17:24

Yay gin attagirl, well done you! And 11 eggs is fantastic, way to go! Hope you're snuggled up with a hot water bottle and being generally pampered by MrGin. Hurrah for happy drugs.

pout how stressful about the house. I'm so sorry.

mrsd eek at itchy wool booties.

rabbit sorry about the fat layer requirement. I know it's hard to eat when you aren't hungry.

mello you are amazing for holding out on the testing. Fingers crossed for a happy surprise.

nelly sorry about the family wedding stress. Weddings do bring out the strangest behaviour in people.

cosmos and doll I did grin at the Beirut 3!

Waves to everybody else - it's sunny, crisp, chilly and gorgeous here but I am traumatised after finding a MASSIVE dead cockroach in my closet this morning. It was at least three inches long. I'm ashamed to say I left it there as was late for work and couldn't quite cope with hoovering it up at 8am, but will deal with it when I get home - unless - eek - something even larger has carried it away for breakfast. shock We just turned the heating on two days ago and I think it came up through the heating vent (American houses have them instead of radiators) attracted by the warmth. The horror.

akuabadoll Tue 06-Nov-12 16:37:14

Just to say yay gin amazing news, great job. And artemis your scan was today? What's the situation? critter me too at the Beirut 3. Cosmos you have some 1970s hostage vibe going there. Btw, many thanks to all for your observations and support on the minimal effort over here grin one extra yay for gin .

EuroShagmore Tue 06-Nov-12 17:15:00

Yay Gin. I'm glad that it went well this time. 11 eggs is great!

pout sorry about the house move and Big Dog. sad

rabbit have you discovered reese's peanut butter cups? They are hugely addictive and immensely calorific. They could be the answer to your problems (assuming you like peanut butter of course).

<shudders> at the cockroach story.

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