Infertility Board ~ TTC Buddies!
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Shara - June 14

Hey Renee

I sent you an email but I basically said that during my 2ww I had b/w for my progesterone levels. When your progesterone levels drops or never rise high enough(above 20) it signals your body to shed its lining for your menstrual. So they were checking my levels to ensure that when implantation occured my body would not shed the lining afterwards or inhibit implantation from occuring in the first place.


Ange - June 14

14 Things to Do when 14 Days Seem Like Forever, by Lynn Steen
Please note that this is a humorous article and is not intended as advice.
As any woman who is trying to get pregnant can tell you, the two weeks from ovulation to the due date for your next period are pure torture. You promise yourself you'll just wait it out, distract yourself with other activities and you won't even THINK about taking a pregnancy test until you're at least a day overdue. Then something happens – your breasts start hurting in a slightly different way than they did before, you get slightly nauseous, you have some spotting, or nothing happens, but you find yourself waking up wishing you could go to sleep again so that it would be another day closer to knowing. You can't think, you can't sleep, you can't work, and you start taking HPT's days before they are even possibly meaningful. You are deep in the abyss of THE TWO-WEEK-WAIT!
In my opinion, it's no use advising women to stop obsessing, it's impossible. Instead, I give you a list of more productive ways to obsess. Please note, however, that there is a limit that each woman must define for herself, between indulging in some baby daydreaming and going overboard. I've included some examples below:
1. Take a walk around your neighborhood and figure out what will be the best route for strolls with the baby. Find areas with nice pavements and easy curbs. Go ahead and daydream. But do NOT buy a stroller for the dog.
2. Clean out your wardrobe to make room for the maternity stuff you'll be buying soon. Try on anything you haven't worn for six months. Yes, if you wish, you may put a pillow in your undies to see what will work as maternity wear. But taking a picture of yourself like that is going too far.
3. Start a journal. Write down everything you're feeling. It will be a great opening chapter for your child's baby book. If you can't put your feelings into words, draw something; try to create a symbol that expresses the frustration you're feeling. Don't get that symbol tattooed on your ankle.
4. Plant a hope garden. Or a hope rosebush. Or a hope citrus tree. You want to grow something inside of you, well start by growing something outside of you. Nurture it. Feed it. Give it water. Talk to it. But do not send out birth announcements.
5. Get better at photography. Really learn how to work all the buttons and settings on your camera. Experiment! If you have a digital camera, get all the downloading and editing stuff worked out. You will be well prepared once you have a baby, and will be able to get some great shots and get them emailed to your family before the child's graduation. Do not take photos of your cervical mucous, even if Toni Weschler begs you.
6. Make an appeal to the committee meeting going on inside you. Sperm, egg, uterus, corpus luteum, progesterone – they are in there either making a baby or not. Treat them like any other unruly committee you've ever addressed. Yes that's right, go ahead and talk to them. Put your hands on your stomach and tell them how much you respect them. Make your best argument in favor of a baby, and then let them decide. It's out of your hands. Addressing the committee within earshot of normal people is not recommended.
7. Paint your toenails. Imagine how difficult this will be when you are pregnant. Go shopping for the perfect pink and blue nail polish in preparation for a celebration polish. Alternating colors on the day you find out you're pregnant, or a single color for the day you find out the baby's sex. Don't be tempted to paint a cycle day countdown on your big toes.
8. Make a cup of herbal tea. It is a nice ritual: boiling the water, adding the tea leaves, pouring into a nice china cup, adding some milk or sugar, sipping peacefully. Ahhhh. There's nothing that a nice cup of tea won't help. Yeah right. Well it does kill a little bit of time.
9. Swim laps. Think about the sperm and how they need to swim to your egg. Imagine that you are a sperm, the end of the pool is the egg, then GO, GO, GO! Don't wear a tail or anything. Just imagine it quietly.
10. Make lists. List all the people you will tell when you get pregnant, and in what order. List all the little jobs you need to get done instead of obsessing about this 2WW! List all the healthy activities you intend to do this week. List all the girl and boy names you like. Lists are helpful for all sorts of things, most of all for passing time rather than actually doing something.
11. Create a fertility dance. Choose whatever music speaks to your soul and make up a dance routine as a prayer to the universe for the growth of an embryo. Move your hips, rotate your belly, let your arms flow – but close the curtains.
12. Prepare a folic acid feast. Cream of broccoli soup as an entree, followed by spinach lasagne, enriched whole grain garlic bread and frozen orange juice sorbet for dessert. Dedicate the meal to your baby-to-be. Just don't set a highchair at the table in his or her honor.
13. Delegate the burden of the two-week wait. Clearly someone has to worry constantly during this time, but does it have to be you? Divide the days up among your best friends and closest family. On their assigned day they are required to think, wonder, and worry all day about whether you are pregnant or not. At the end of the day they have to call or send you email describing how agonizing it was. Also they have to report to you if they had any "symptoms," such as sore breasts, excessive urination, nausea, bleeding, fatigue… you will be surprised how many people, male and female, have early pregnancy symptoms if they just look for them.
14. Write a list of 14 things to do during the Two-Week Wait and post it to the internet. For me, this killed nearly 3 hours. Now what? I've still got 9 days to go? Aaaarrgrhhhh.
BB: Don't forget to check out our Two Week Wait Diaries where you can read about others surviving the two week wait or contribute your own two week wait diary!
Lynn Steen is a busy professional working in the Silicon Valley. When she turned 38, she decided to become a single mother by choice and is now actively trying to conceive via donor insemination. In addition to taking her temperature and checking her cervical mucous, Lynn enjoys writing (sitcom and feature screenplays) and being an aunt to three wonderful nephews.


Ange - June 14

Hi Girls,

Wantafamily~ I am doing great I just had my sugery to remove my septum and feel really good. I am have IVF hopefullly by september. How are you?

Renee~ the above 14 ideas I copied and pasted them for you they really crack me up and you need some good laughs. have you been tested for you pregestorone? I was tested a few months ago and all seemed fine. It is on cd 21.

luv to all



lili246 - June 14

Thanks I am glad that everything went well as well. :)

I did hear my baby's heartbeat. It is such a blessing knowing that everything is ok.
I am waiting to have my first u/s done. I can't wait to see my baby. :)
For now I know that there is one baby. I notice that you said heartbeats. But well see what the u/s says :)

How is everyone else doing?

Hope you all are having a great day. Here in California is very hot today I guess summer is getting here it is about 85 degrees :)

Also I am waiting for the weekend for my B-day YAY!!

Love ya all



wantafamily - June 14

Hi girls

Renee, I actually don't know what CD I'm on as I try not to pay too much attention to that. AF should be here soon though, I know that. My bbs started to get a little tender today, a sure sign that she is coming. Probably be 3- 5 days or so before she shows up. I know this is your month - know why? Because everyone I pray for end up with a bfp. Lili, Shara, Tia, Shan, Bless Me, and Jess to name a few. (except me and one friend, so far)
:( But I feel so positive that this will be it for you - I know it in my heart!!! Where are you in your cycle now?
When is your IUI?

Ange, that list is so funny - thanks for posting. Could you tell me why they removed your septum? (Sorry, but as DH and I are still trying without consulting Drs quite yet, I'm rather ignorant.




shan1234 - June 14

Ange, that list is hilarious. :) I needed that. I’m having a bad day at work today.

Renee – You should feel special. I think a lot of us ladies think of you as a big sis. I know I’m one of them, besides BlessMe. I have to agree with Heather, this will be your month. You have all of us ladies praying for you.

Shara – How are you doing, any pg signs? It looks like we are pg buddies. You’re a few days ahead of me. I’m still cramping and feel bloated, that’s about it. Have you had your first u/s? I can't remember if you posted it or not. I'm too lazy to look and see.

Heather – Thanks, I’m still in disbelief. I can’t wait for my 1st u/s on Monday. Are you waiting on your period or waiting to test?

Baby Dust!!



lili246 - June 14

Hey girls,
Just wanted to let you all know that I am so happy to see that we are getting more BFP and I pray for more to come this month. Please keep your faith and trust in god because you know that nothing is impossible for him. I am sure that you all trying to concieve will be bless very soon. You just need to keep on trying and really do it with faith. Never give up and always try your best for what you want.
I am praying fro all of you. I can't wait to see all of you with a pregnancy ticker. I know that day will come and very soon. You are all around the corner and we must keep our chin up and believe in ourselfs aswell.

You know that I am here for you and I am preaying for you to get that BFP. We all know how hard you have been trying to concieve and how bad you want to give Will a lil sibling. I am sure that you will be the next you'll see. :)

I am sending you all lots of healthy baby dust your way!!

Love you all



Mahogany Heart - June 15

Hello Ladies,

Just checking in to say hello. Pray everyone is doing well. Have a beautiful evening.

Keep the Faith!!!


RNORST - June 15

Ange, Thank you for that, that was good! The 2ww can be so long. I dont think I have had my progestrone checked?? The re took blood cd 3 and then before O. Do they test for prog. after O or before?? I go to the re on monday so I'm going to ask them.

Heather, thank you so much, you put a smile on my face and made my day. Thank you so much for the prayers. I'm praying for all the ladies also and we only have a few left. Lets keep praying!!! Well I hope that af doesnt come for you. So you expect her in 3-5 days. Keep me posted. I'm here for you and praying!!! Together we will get though this!! Thanks again for the encourgment. I'm on cd 8, I'm still on clomid today and tommorow. Then to the re on Monday to see how many eggs I made. I will know on Monday when the IUI will be.
So what are you all doing while ttc?? Green tea, temps??
How long have you and dh been trying, you sould see a re after 1 year of trying.

Shan, Also thank you so much for the prayers and encourgment!! I need it. I hope this is the month because I dont want to have to take out a loan for IUI.
Hey, I will also have a u/s on monday, Let me know how yours goes.

Lili, Thanks, You ladies are all so wonderful. It's nice to have such great friends. I want Will to have a brother or sister so bad, he doesn't want a sister only a brother, because you know a sister would be a GIRL!!! lol

Prayer and love to all you ladies.
Remember I'm her for all of you.
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wantafamily - June 15

HI ladies,

Renee, DH and I have been trying for about 10 or 11 months. Other than taking O testsn and bding on the right days, I haven't been doing anything. (Oh, the prenats too). I tried to drink Green Tea but can't stand it. YUK!! And I don't take my temps because I feel like that would really drive me crazy. I think if it doesn't happen soon, maybe by Aug or Sept, we will go see a doc. We have already both had routine work done and DH has had his little guys checked. They were a little slow, but the doc said not to worry.

Anyway, hope you all have a great weekend. I'm praying hard for you Renee, thanks for your support!!!


shan1234 - June 15

Hello Ladies,

I just wanted to let you ladies know that I had to reschedule my dr. appt. My DH wants to be there for the 1st u/s, so he want be able to make it on Monday (June 18), so now I have to wait until the 25 for my 1st u/s. Hopefully, by the 25th of June, I will be able to see a heartbeat. :)

I have a lot going on this weekend, so I probably want be on-line to chat.

Have a great weekend, talk to you ladies on Monday.

Baby Dust


P.S. -- HAPPY BIRTHDAY LILI!!!!! ;D Don't party too much. :)


lili246 - June 15

Thank You Shan!!!

best wishes!!



destinybaby - June 15

Hi Ladies,

I have been so busy these last few days, talk about tired all the time. Let's catch up. I had a scare yesterday, saw blood when i wiped. (tmi) so i had to go in today to check my levels agian. well my numbers came back more than doubled from 461 (wed) to 1169 (today fri) i guess there may be 2 babies in there :D.

Happy Birthday Lili, hugs.

Wantafamily, that cruise sounds wonderful.

Positive girl, That must have been so awsome to see and hear the heartbeat I can't wait for that moment.

Renee, how are you luv, I truly believe this is your month, you have been there so many of us I can't wait to see your BFP ticker.



Shara - June 16

Good Afternoon Ladies-

I went to that High Risk Program I was writing about before and I was really impressed with all the state of the art equipment they had. I was able to get my first 3d ultrasound and my little squirt looked like a piece of rice. I also got to hear the heartbeat off the same machine - how cool is that. Everything was cool and clean, but I found out that I would not be able to deliver at the hospital i wanted to I would have to deliver at their hospital so I am a little iffy about that. Even though I am not in love with the hospital that I am at because of losing my twins, I am kind of hesitant to just leave all together. I would hate to jump into a new world and something goes wrong. I did go ahead and start the process but now I can't decide and nobody is offering any help, advice or anything-i hate that. It seems like everyone I talk to has had one bad experience or another at any hospital I bring up. In addition to that, if something happens before 16 weeks then I would have to go to the hospital's ER and only 16 weeks and after can I go tot the Labor and Delivery part. I know that sounds minute but the ER is so impersonable with you when you are going through certain things and the Labor and Delivery are so much more intuned with what you need. So a little down about that whole ordeal. I told my dh I am just going to have my baby at home in the tub and call it a day LOL!


Those levels sounds great - there may just be two -are you ready??


Yes I have had my first u/s this past wednesday and another one (3d) this friday. It was too cool. No serious pg signs for me either except for fatigue, cramps and sometimes nausea. But only the fatigue is a constant factor for me now. It looks like we are pg buddies - I am so excited!!!


Shara - June 16


Have you ever been diagnosed for PCOS by an RE. Before I saw a RE and was taking ovulex and other remedies for infertility- I was losing handfuls of hair from the center of my head to the point I was almost shiny bald and my other hair was thinning. I later found out that when you go years with PCOS and insulin resistance without being treated that losing and thinning hair is a definite side effect. My RE put me on Metformin to put my isulin levels in check and allow my ovulation to return to normal and then my hair started sprouting like weeds. Hope this helps-
PS. Metformin is a generic for Glucophage (same Med)


Yukon Queen - June 16

Yes i have pcos ,was put on met by ny specialist dr but i stopped taking it since a month ago and i quess that since then it has become worse
Will call my dr on monday to get anew prescription ,do you know any cheap site for buying metformin.



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