The Berries: Projecting the sausage signal and chasing rainbows whilst chanting FUFC in the hunt for that elusive BFP (thread 19)

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happylass Fri 28-Mar-14 18:24:38

The smallprint –
Berries have a strict entrance criteria (TTC #1, over 30, TTC for 12+months, NO instadiffers, must have a special pot and def no mention of baby dust or baby dancing UGH !!! Ooooh aren’t we strict!

happylass Fri 28-Mar-14 18:26:58

Roll up, roll up for lucky thread 19. Don't get too comfy ladies, this is the one where we all get our BFPs, I can just feel it!

Ps - can someone else re format the list please. I'm running late grin

Barking34, cycle 28 (stopped pill in Dec '11) Clomid bfp then MC sept '13, should have first appointment for stimulated IUI by July. Currently trying acupuncture, chinese herbs, vitB6 & Vit C, and going wheat free in an effort to 'balance my hormones' due to late Ov and 8 day LP.
Happylass, 36, cycle 17, possible issues with clumpy sperm and crappy eggs. Waiting to find out more at the fucking FC on April 3rd
Ladybunnikins 34, TTC since Jan 2012. Starting downregging injections for IVF#2 tomorrow.
kamikazecyclist, (still) 35, cycle 12, possible issues with lazy swimmers, starting investigations, first FC appointment April 7th
Otters, 32, cycle 25, Clomid bfp Sept '14 MMC Nov'14, starting 9th round Clomid, next FC app May.
Pipbin 39 on the 8th April. 2 lots of failed IVF. One blocked and one 'sluggish' tube, everything else brilliant. TTCing for 3 years. Now have a fur baby.
Parsley, 32, cycle 25 (inc. 2 cycle 'breaks' for HyCoSy and general sanity plus 3 months off while ill-fatedly pg). 'Unexplained infertility', MMC Nov '13 at 11+5. Awaiting appt with FC
tigerdog, 33, ttc since Jan 2013. All tests ok so far and awaiting follow up FC appt in May. About to embark on a gluten free diet and start on vitamin D and omega 3 supplements following advice from acupuncturist.
Beaky 34 ttc since August 2012, unexplained, doing iui shortly, taking every supplement ever & doing an oestrogen detox as of next week wooeffinghoo.

BecauseIsaidS0 Fri 28-Mar-14 18:40:44

Barking34, cycle 28 (stopped pill in Dec '11) Clomid bfp then MC sept '13, should have first appointment for stimulated IUI by July. Currently trying acupuncture, chinese herbs, vitB6 & Vit C, and going wheat free in an effort to 'balance my hormones' due to late Ov and 8 day LP.
Happylass, 36, cycle 17, possible issues with clumpy sperm and crappy eggs. Waiting to find out more at the fucking FC on April 3rd
Ladybunnikins 34, TTC since Jan 2012. Starting downregging injections for IVF#2 tomorrow.
kamikazecyclist, (still) 35, cycle 12, possible issues with lazy swimmers, starting investigations, first FC appointment April 7th
Otters, 32, cycle 25, Clomid bfp Sept '14 MMC Nov'14, starting 9th round Clomid, next FC app May.
Pipbin 39 on the 8th April. 2 lots of failed IVF. One blocked and one 'sluggish' tube, everything else brilliant. TTCing for 3 years. Now have a fur baby.
Parsley, 32, cycle 25 (inc. 2 cycle 'breaks' for HyCoSy and general sanity plus 3 months off while ill-fatedly pg). 'Unexplained infertility', MMC Nov '13 at 11+5. Awaiting appt with FC
tigerdog, 33, ttc since Jan 2013. All tests ok so far and awaiting follow up FC appt in May. About to embark on a gluten free diet and start on vitamin D and omega 3 supplements following advice from acupuncturist.
Beaky 34 ttc since August 2012, unexplained, doing iui shortly, taking every supplement ever & doing an oestrogen detox as of next week wooeffinghoo.
BecauseIsaidS0, 40 (wah!), TTC since last summer, doing blood tests, smear and dildocam scans in the next couple of weeks.

BecauseIsaidS0 Fri 28-Mar-14 18:41:13

Oops forgot to format Ladybunnikins, sorry!

Pipbin Fri 28-Mar-14 19:00:21

Just place marking.

OttersPocket Fri 28-Mar-14 19:05:06

Excellent thread tiyle grin

And whoops, I have indeed put the wrong year in my stats! It should be:

Otters, 32, cycle 25, Clomid bfp Sept '13 MMC Nov'13, starting 9th round Clomid. Having weekly acu and lots of vits. Next FC app May.

OttersPocket Fri 28-Mar-14 19:05:27

Title not tiyle. Bloody ipad.

<ambles in whistling, pushing a wheelbarrow of yellow bricks>

Don't mind me, ladies, just re laying the yellow brick road. I've got us a ladder an' all, reckon it'll give us a leg up to the 'copter wink .

And I've brought a king size, super snuggly duvet so boodle can come in when she's ready but still hide under the duvet if she needs to.

tigerdog Fri 28-Mar-14 20:39:58

<admires barking's work and starts arranging the furniture>

I reckon I'll plonk myself down next to lava lamp of limbo for now.

beakybeak Fri 28-Mar-14 21:36:48

<Joins Tiger next to the lava lamp of limbo, also admiring Barking's handiwork>

Oo good thread title Happy enjoy your night out grin

Hope everyone else is having a lovely friday, Im stuffing red wine and cheese in prior to the start of the detox on monday.... maybe cake next! <voms in mouth from overeating>

RevoltingPeasant Fri 28-Mar-14 21:53:30

Hello everybodeeeee!

Please can someone add me to list?

Revolting 34, ttc since May 2013 with various issues, blood tests normal and off to FC at some point....

beakybeak Fri 28-Mar-14 22:12:09

Barking 34, cycle 28 (stopped pill in Dec '11) Clomid bfp then MC sept '13, should have first appointment for stimulated IUI by July. Currently trying acupuncture, chinese herbs, vitB6 & Vit C, and going wheat free in an effort to 'balance my hormones' due to late Ov and 8 day LP.
Happylass, 36, cycle 17, possible issues with clumpy sperm and crappy eggs. Waiting to find out more at the fucking FC on April 3rd
Ladybunnikins 34, TTC since Jan 2012. Starting downregging injections for IVF#2 tomorrow.
kamikazecyclist, (still) 35, cycle 12, possible issues with lazy swimmers, starting investigations, first FC appointment April 7th
Otters, 32, cycle 25, Clomid bfp Sept '14 MMC Nov'14, starting 9th round Clomid, next FC app May.
Pipbin 39 on the 8th April. 2 lots of failed IVF. One blocked and one 'sluggish' tube, everything else brilliant. TTCing for 3 years. Now have a fur baby.
Parsley, 32, cycle 25 (inc. 2 cycle 'breaks' for HyCoSy and general sanity plus 3 months off while ill-fatedly pg). 'Unexplained infertility', MMC Nov '13 at 11+5. Awaiting appt with FC
tigerdog, 33, ttc since Jan 2013. All tests ok so far and awaiting follow up FC appt in May. About to embark on a gluten free diet and start on vitamin D and omega 3 supplements following advice from acupuncturist.
Beaky 34 ttc since August 2012, unexplained, doing iui shortly, taking every supplement ever & doing an oestrogen detox as of next week wooeffinghoo
BecauseIsaidS0, 40 (wah!), TTC since last summer, doing blood tests, smear and dildocam scans in the next couple of weeks
Revolting 34, ttc since May 2013 with various issues, blood tests normal and off to FC at some point....

beakybeak Fri 28-Mar-14 22:13:13

Done RP smile

greatbigbushybeard Fri 28-Mar-14 23:22:03

Hello too shiny new thread!

I'm listening to that radio programme now, call 2 also made me laugh and the brother comment, maybe that's the next avenue, dh's bro has 3 kids!!

parsley that's exactly what we did last year, as far flung, indulgent and totally un child friendly ( couples resort!) as we could, had loads of dtd but no baby but a bl**dy great time and fantastic memories. It was the sort of place we would never have gone to unless we had had our ttc problems, if you know what I mean!!

I'm not sure how to add to list so could someone peg me on please?

greatbigbushybeard, 35-eek! Ttc since dec 2011 so 2 years and the rest! Low amh, sluggish tubes, endo found and removed at lap back in aut, small ovaries, dh with lower count and motility but has improved since last time. Currently at sniffing stage of Ivf- eek.

Gillster Sat 29-Mar-14 07:15:20

Barking34, cycle 28 (stopped pill in Dec '11) Clomid bfp then MC sept '13, should have first appointment for stimulated IUI by July. Currently trying acupuncture, chinese herbs, vitB6 & Vit C, and going wheat free in an effort to 'balance my hormones' due to late Ov and 8 day LP.
Happylass, 36, cycle 17, possible issues with clumpy sperm and crappy eggs. Waiting to find out more at the fucking FC on April 3rd
Ladybunnikins 34, TTC since Jan 2012. Starting downregging injections for IVF#2 tomorrow.
kamikazecyclist, (still) 35, cycle 12, possible issues with lazy swimmers, starting investigations, first FC appointment April 7th
Otters, 32, cycle 25, Clomid bfp Sept '13 MMC Nov'13, starting 9th round Clomid, next FC app May.
Pipbin 39 on the 8th April. 2 lots of failed IVF. One blocked and one 'sluggish' tube, everything else brilliant. TTCing for 3 years. Now have a fur baby.
Parsley, 32, cycle 25 (inc. 2 cycle 'breaks' for HyCoSy and general sanity plus 3 months off while ill-fatedly pg). 'Unexplained infertility', MMC Nov '13 at 11+5. Awaiting appt with FC
tigerdog, 33, ttc since Jan 2013. All tests ok so far and awaiting follow up FC appt in May. About to embark on a gluten free diet and start on vitamin D and omega 3 supplements following advice from acupuncturist.
Beaky 34 ttc since August 2012, unexplained, doing iui shortly, taking every supplement ever & doing an oestrogen detox as of next week wooeffinghoo
BecauseIsaidS0, 40 (wah!), TTC since last summer, doing blood tests, smear and dildocam scans in the next couple of weeks
Revolting, 34, ttc since May 2013 with various issues, blood tests normal and off to FC at some point....
greatbigbushybeard, 35-eek! Ttc since dec 2011 so 2 years and the rest! Low amh, sluggish tubes, endo found and removed at lap back in aut, small ovaries, dh with lower count and motility but has improved since last time. Currently at sniffing stage of Ivf- eek.
Gillster, 40, TTC since Mar 12, half completed round of IVF, have 6 one cell embies in the freezer waiting patiently for a comfy, non-polypy home. Have FC frozen cycle app on 23 April and polyp removal op on 25 June. Hoping embies will defrost and divide OK before transfer in July/Aug(?)

Happy, I've just bolstered the "oldie" numbers, hope this is to your liking!

happylass Sat 29-Mar-14 07:56:59

Morning all. Glad to see everyone made it. Top night out last night. Haven't laughed so much or been that pissed in ages. Feeling rather delicate this morning so may just hide away under that duvet until Boodle needs it. Now if everyone could just keep the noise down it would be very much appreciated grin

<pulls in a drum kit and starts assembling it>

I thought a drumkit would be just perfect for taking out our ttc frustrations grin .

<bang, bang, bang, bang, crasssssshhhhhhhh......>

How are you doing under there, happy? grin

First non clomid cycle in ages and looks like I Ov'd on cd17. Pre mc it was always cd19 or cd22 so maybe all the needles/Chinese medicine/vitamins/non wheat is helping?! shock Now to count the LP and see if I get to more than 5 days before spotting...
No bfp this cycle, going skydiving instead grin .

Parsley2506 Sat 29-Mar-14 08:27:07

<passes happy a glass of Aspro and throws pillow at barking from under the duvet>

My head!!! Quick drink at the new local wine bar after work with MrP turned into 2 bottles of (very naice) wine, a cheese board and a platter of exotic foreign meats. I have to be up and ready to go shopping with my best friend in 2 hours!!

bushy that is exactly what we're after (although obviously a holiday baby would be a bonus). We're currently thinking Mauritius but also tempted by the Maldives. We are very much 'active' holiday people, never done the all inclusive lounging about sort of holiday before but I am oddly thrilled by the idea of it!
Is it wrong of me to want to ensure we book it during 'the window'?

greatbigbushybeard Sat 29-Mar-14 09:16:07

parsley we went to Mauritius on our honeymoon!lovely place! but outside of our board drinks etc were very expensive. Until then we'd always done city type breaks and I thought I'll never manage just lounging round on as sunbed by the pool for 2 weeks, turns out it's pretty easy when the surroundings are so beautiful. Perhaps book somewhere that has lots of activities included so if you want to be active the answer is there.

Our futtc holiday was to the Caribbean and I can't recommend it enough to other people. Absolutely beautiful,totally chilled out ( much more laid back than Mauritius, which was gorgeous but more formal) and our hotel had activities on throughout the day if you wanted to take part but equally if you wanted to do nothing you could too. Also some nice trips out, including zip lining through the rainforest! Also know what you mean about having it within your window, ours was but didn't work out and I was so relaxed I was almost horizontal and there was a lot of dtd!!!

Ha ha to all the hangovers that was me and dh last week!! My dh had 2 in a row. I thought it was rather ironing we got so trashed the first w/e of Ivf sniffing but you know what I think life is for living, so go on that holiday, have that glass... Bottle of wine- when we're pged up we won't be able to!!

Bunnygirlie Sat 29-Mar-14 09:27:03

Hello lovely berries!!!

Just marking my place so I can keep an eye on you all and all the BFPs to come very soon! Two seats vacated in the copter that need to be filled grin

<waves dramatically at everyone>

Parsley2506 Sat 29-Mar-14 09:54:39

Argh, stupid ipad crashed and lost my post.

bushy that also sounds fab. Plan is to hit up a couple of travel agents tomorrow with our budget and see what the best options are, we may get end up potholing in Timbuktu!
I think it was feather or because who said last thread about life getting small when ttc and it's really stuck with me. I want to give us the best shot (hence catching rainbows plan and demanding new FC referral) but I am also fed up of missing out on stuff.
We're (relatively) young, have good jobs and no commitments. We should be enjoying what is essentially the prime of our life instead of avoiding anything remotely pg unfriendly. Footloose and fancy free is not how I would describe the last 2 years but maybe I can make our lives that way for a bit now.

Bunny good to see you! Fx along with booking holidays I can book a seat on the 'copter very soon! (I went in a helicopter once when I was quite young - made me feel really sick!)

Hope everyone has lovely weekends planned xxxx

tigerdog Sat 29-Mar-14 10:48:19

Busy in here this morning! <tiptoes in so as not to disturb anyone with a sore head>

parsley I couldn't agree more - enjoying life right now has got to be the way forward. Someone described me as 'achievement orientated' the other day and I guess I'd be inclined to agree. I'm not so good at relaxing and enjoying the journey. Hope your hangover isn't too bad today. Very naice wine makes me think of that series The Trip with Steve Coogan - very funny!

bushy where in the caribean did you go? We were thinking of going this year but then decided to have a few breaks rather than one big one. Will definitely consider it for later in the year if I don't get pg before then.

Well, the sun is shining and I'm on my way back home for friends and family catch up and a night out in that London. I do miss it! Also looking forward to a snuggle with my best mates baby and giving her the patchwork quilt I have made. Quite proud of it.

Hope everyone else has a lovely day! X

BecauseIsaidS0 Sat 29-Mar-14 18:42:58

Parsley: I've got the location for you: Maafushivaru in the Maldives. Look it up. It's pure heaven. We got engaged there!

Hello, ladies, is there space under that duvet? I've been actually feeling fine but like the coziness. Just being visiting a two week old baby, all soft and squishy and cute. I think her mom was half expecting me to be upset but I wasn't, I guess I was too busy adoring the little darling!

<clambers up from the rope ladder dangling down from the new Berrie HQ, carrying the Vase of Vagueness under her arm>

Sheesh! Nearly missed the gateway! <looks around appreciatively> love what you've done to the place, ladies.

Just a quick one as on my way out now, but wanted to say hello! Been a tough week in my world so have been off line. Feel like I've turned a corner though. Will catch up on the end of the last thread and post properly soon, but hope you're all well - good too see some hangovers around, I'm off to procure one myself. grin

Please could someone add me? I'm on my phone yadda yadda:

Feather, 35, ttc since Oct 2012. Clomid bfp in Nov 13 ended in ectopic. Hsg Mar 14 was all clear in left tube. Trying to decide next steps and having acu and vitex in the meantime.

HampshireBlues Sun 30-Mar-14 08:45:31

Morning berries,
Just popping in to mark my place and looking for somewhere safe today.

Hi Feather, how are you doing?

Loving the holiday talk and wondering if I can persuade Mr HB to book a holiday this year.

Would someone mind adding me to the list as on my phone;
HampshireBlues, 35, TTC 2 1/2 yrs, unexplained infertility, no Clomid but first cycle of IVF in April

Will pop back in later for a proper catch up and read if the last thread.

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