A boy and a girl!!
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SMS1129 - February 26

Hi Elizabeth!

It is great to hear from you. I can't believe your babies are 3 months old and doing so well, that is fantastic. Keep us posted, I love hearing about it.

I will be 29 weeks on 2/28 and time is flying by. It's very exciting!! I hope I can go to 36 or more weeks, we'll see.

Take care,


Cupcake - February 27

Congratulation Ladies,

I am new to this group. I have been TTC for 1 year and 3 months. I found this site while up very late one night. From what I have read, this seems to be a very supportive and encouraging group. Right now I really need the support of others who have gone through or are going through the same thing. Most of my friends (all with children) don't understand what I am going through. If they did, they wouldn't tell me to "just relax". It is not that easy.

I have gone to the fertility specialist and my husband is currently going to a specialist/urologist, because the doctors can't seem to find anything wrong with me. I really hope to one day have a child because I am an only child and I have always loved children.

Well, congratulations again and I look forward to keep you up to date with my progress.



Debie - February 27

Cupcake welcome to the boards. You have come to the right place for strength and wisdom during this emotionally and phyisically daunting journey. I hope your stay here will benefit you as much as it has me. I still don't have a baby yet but I'll keep trying until I do.

All the best.



baby4us - February 27

Welcome Cupcake..t his is indeed the place to come and share stories and gain strength...

What hav eyour and yrou dh's docs said about your fertility "challenges" and which treatments are you pursuing?


snindy - February 27

Welcome Cupcake,
We are all here to give you comfort and support. You need to go through fertility w/ people who understand. You came to the right place. This could be a short journey or a long journey, it all depends on how your body is reacting. Don't give up when it seems to be going slow. Every body is different and it can take a few tries to get it right.

Good luck


Cupcake - February 27

Good Afternoon Ladies,

Thank you very much for the very warm welcome.

I've done the basal body temps for a year, Clearplan Monitor for 6 months, progesterone test and HSG. I am ovulating and there's no blockages. The fertility specalicist wanted to proceed with clomid and intrauterine insemination, but decided to refer my husband to a urologist first. We are now waiting for his 2nd appointment.

Do you know if anyone else's husband has had fertility issues?



baby4us - February 28

I do!

My husband had low motility and a low sperm count. He did also have a varicocel (sp??) which he had operated on during our TTC-ing... which helped immensely. His varicocel was basically 'heating' up the sperm.. and killing them off.. and about 6 mos after the operation we started to finally see an increase in his counts. Although it was around that time that I found out I had one blocked tube...

It will be good to hear what your husband's prognosis is... that will help a lot with your choice of fertility treatment. By the time we started our IUI's... it had been a good 10mos since DH's surgery and the sperm count was increasing steadily... which was obviosuly a great sign. I don't think we would have had the success we did without that surgery.

When is your husband's 2nd appointment with the Urologist? I'll be interested to hear what he says.

IUI with Gonal-F worked for us... but that was only after a few years of figuring out what was possibly "wrong" with us.. as well as DH's surgery..

Good luck and let us know what happens with your husband!


fiso - February 28

Hi baby4us, just wanted to let you know that everythignis fine. In fact, the IVF center discharged me! This is it, not more visits over there (eventhough everyone was soooo nice), I can now go to my regular OBGYN. Such a good feeeling. Also, I had an u/s and the baby is growing fine. The cramping and the bleeding can still happen but nothing to worry about now. Also, no more progesterone!!!! That will help my ovaries to shrink a little. They are so painful now. I'm sucking on my ginger chew right now, trying to get rid of nausea but feeeling happy!

But enough about me, how is everyone?
I feel like a big weight is off my shoulders. I know, I could end up back at that place again (the IVF center), but I want to think positive and about the future.


baby4us - February 28

Fiso.. GREAT news.. wow.. what a relief!

Did they give a reason for the bleeding though? I guess it is just one of those things... just remember to listen to your body and take it easy!

It is great to get off the progsterone... and in a way it is nice to be "released" from the clinic.. but also bittersweet in a way - as it becomes such a huge part of your life!!!

Glad you saw an ultrasound.. that is always reassuring!

Take care and keep us updated with your progress!!!


fiso - March 2

Hi baby4us. No reason for the bleeding, it could happen. At least now, I know it can happen, I won't freak out if it happens again. I wish my doc told me that after the first time. I wouldn't have worried so much.

I feel so much better with the idea of not taking any kinds of meds any more. One lady at the IVF center told me that their patients suffer from withdrawal syndroms after they leave! No more going there every other day, seing the baby at least once a week. You are more or less on your own for several months until your reach the end of the pregnancy!

I went to the grocery store yesterday afternoon and I was waiting in line at the cash register. There were some cooking magazines on display with pictures of food. Oh boy, that was the thing I shouldn't have looked at! It triggered major nausea, I thought I was going to throw up on the cashier! But my ginger chew came to the rescue!

Feeling slow today.



baby4us - March 3

Fiso.. sorry to hear about your nausea.. but seems that your ginger chews are helping...

I know how you feel about feeling slow... and the weather hasn't been helping much!!


Cupcake - March 4

Hi baby4us,

On my husband's 1st visit he was told that he didn't have varicocele. His next appointment is March 22nd. We're just waiting which is so hard. I hope whatever the problem is, it can be resolved.

I'll keep you posted.

Thanks for your concern.



baby4us - March 8

Good news so far Cupcake! Keep us posted after the 22nd... in some ways you hope they do find soemthing (maybe low motility) with your DH's sperm.. which is very common and that way you know what your obstacles are.

So I am keeping my fingers crossed for you!

How are you doing otherwise?


Cupcake - March 10

Hi baby4us,

I am just fine, but it seems like everyone around me is pregnant. I am just waiting patiently for my day.

How are you? I see your special day is coming in June. Do you know if you are having a girl or a boy.

Hope to hear from you soon.



baby4us - March 13

Hi Cupcake... I guess you will hopefully find out next week what the urologist says about your DH??? I'll be interested to hear!

We don't know whether we are having a boy or a girl.. I wanted to know at the beginning.. but my family and DH overruled so I had to give in and actually now I am glad I don't know.. although I keep seeing these really cute little girl outfits.. and am so tempted to buy them.. oh well.. I'll know for sure in the next coupel of months!!!


Cupcake - March 29

Hi Baby4us,

Another long wait! The doctor had to go out of town, therefore cancelled appointment and he won't be back until April 13th. I'm just trying to hang in there.

Hope you are feel great!

I'll keep you posted and thank you for the concern.




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