2 week wait - symptoms
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RGerber - April 9

I am so sad to read your post. So sorry about your difficult Easter and your insensitive in-laws. I have noticed however that people that have not been through this kind of thing (family included) don't seem to get how difficult it really is. Although I don't know them I would imagine they are very hopeful for more grandkids.
Try and hang in there and try to stay hopeful.
Are you considering IVF if this round of IUI doesn't work?

xo Robin


trababy - April 9

Thank you for your empathy Robin. It is true, most people don't understand the complexity and anxiety this whole process brings. And, it is true, my in-laws are amazing people and are dying for us to bring another grandchild into the world. I am doing IVF starting in June due to the end of school. My doc wants to do one more iui (#5) which I am not really down with bc the chances are just so slim. IVF truly scares/worries me bc I feel it is very close to the end of the road. Being a part of this board helps me keep faith and have confidence that IVF is the way to go.
Hey I just read through some of your past posts and today is the BIG day! (Happy Birthday) but more importantly much luck to you. I hope hope hope hope you get a positive!!!!!I will be thinking about you today:)


jamielee - April 9

Robin, Happy Birthday! Let us know how it turns out I have my fingers crossed for you!!!


vw79girl - April 9

I feel for you and want to tell you please try to just put that behind you and keep staying positive. Although she is a good person, my mother in-law says things like: "it's okay to not have kids y'know, think about all the trips you could take and things you will have or...maybe it just isn't meant to be." Even my Mom and people I know have said the "not mean to be thing". at times. That drives me nuts. I totally understand how hurtful those things are to hear as I am the only one without a child among a brother and sister in-law, a brother and cousins all with kids. Yesterday I had to watch my cousin who can't handle one child chasing around two, not to mention her parents do everything for her as it is. I am sorry if this sounds bitter but I just want you to know, you aren't alone and until you get results ... stay positive. We have been ttc for 3 years. We did 4 IUI's and no luck and then did our first INVitro back in Feb. It was unfortuately a chemical pregnancy but after 3 years of NOTHING. I felt like it was a start and we will begin again at the end of April. Hopefully 2nd time will be successful and keep on going this time. This site is amazing... It gives me a lot of hope and it is so good to be among other women who know how I feel. Good luck and I'll be talking to you and praying for you!

baby dust~-~-~

p.s. Robin...Happy Birthday and I hope today was a good day for you and you got a BFP!


Eddie - April 9

Hi Everyone,

Hope everone's Easter was good, I know how you feel Trababy, I spoke to you awhile back when I was doing my last IUI and we were doing the 2 week wait then. I have since progressed to IVF and am doing the shots at the moment, I go to see the RE tomorrow to see how many follicles there are, fingers crossed there is some and they are big enough. I wish this whole process only took a day or two then we could cope better. I also had a big fight with my Husband due to the stress, hormones and emotions going around. You do feel totally alone in this process. I really hope you get a BFP this month as with all of you and you are right this site gives you hope and courage to continue.........because we all need that.

Nice to meet you Robin I hope it all goes well today for you and Happy Birthday........


Eddie - April 9

Hi Lisa,

Nice to meet you, are you starting a new IVF soon or in the middle of one?


vw79girl - April 9

Hey Eddie,
No, I have to wait until the 17th of April for a supression check and then hopefully soon after that we will start meds again for another IVF. Nice to meet you too. :)


JaneX - April 11

Valerie I have been thinking of you all day. I really hope it went OK. Update us when you can.



valerie - April 11

Thanks Jane,

I go for scan this afternoon. Actually, I'm feeling quite confident as I've been really sick for the past two days....never thought I'd welcome nausea with a smile!!

I'll let everyone know the results this afternoon.
Thanks guys!



jamielee - April 11

Hi Valerie, I hope everything went ok! I have also been very sick since easter! I feel a little better today but I feel very reassured by my nausea! I haven't spotted since last week (knock on wood) but feel like it will come back due to the pattern I'm in! We are on the same track together! My u/s is on Monday! I can't wait to find out whats going on! I called the nurse again and she still doesn't feel my spotting is a concern! I hope shes right! Let me know how you are!!


valerie - April 11

Well girls, I'm still on the fence. My ultrasound today showed a much larger sac but no yolk. The ultrasound tech thought that meant miscarriage and she told me she was sorry.

I was ushered to another room where I had to wait for my doctor for 15 excrutiating minutes....I cried the whole time. The doctor came in and said he didn't know what to tell me. He said at this point they want to see something more but that he wasn't ready to call it quits just yet. He said "you've been thru too much to quit too soon"

He said it could still go either way and he has seen it go either way at this point. I thought for sure if there was no obvious yolk at this point that it would be over. He said not necessarily. He said there was a nurse in their office who was like me until her 8th week and she now has a healthy 2 year old as a result.

I am so lost I don't know how to feel. Now I have to wait another week for yet another ultrasound.

I was so confident going in because I've I've been so sick these past couple of days. In fact, I told the tech that when I went in for scan.....told her....I'm not worried a bit...I'm sick and I know why.

I asked the Doc....thought that if I had no yolk that would be it.....he said that they could hardly see anything last week and this week the sac was way bigger so that was progress....next week will definately decide.

From what I've read here, anyone with an empty sac miscarried .....did anyone else not?

I am beside myself and don't know how to feel. Guess I have to keep praying and thinking positive and wait some more. Wait is my new middle name.


trababy - April 11

Just when you think it is difficult in the tww, Valerie I cannot imagine the array of feelings/emptions you are going through. It is so hard to stay positive but it is the only thing you can do. Maybe you should go for a massage. I went to my acupuncturist today and she always reinforces how much stress affects a womans body. The slightest change in our emotions can screw with our hormones. I am 11 days past my fourth iui and I started to spot brown today so I know my period is on the way. It is a bit early but it is always the way. She even said she believes it is coming, so I came home and tested just so I can put an end to the thinking and sure enough it was/is negative. I am disappointed but I almost knew being it is the fourth- I am used to it. My Dr wants to do one more b4 IVF. She will up the dosage of clomid. I don't understand why do #5 but... my acupuncturist thinks I should take a break and get started on herbs. I don't know what I want to do. She also put a tiny needle in my wrist and a tiny silver (thing) in my ear that is supposed to help with relaxation. I am supposed to squeeze them now and then.
You are all in my prayers.


nadiaaboutaleb - April 20

my god can't believe they fixed the site... I was going crazy wanted to know how everyone was. It is been almost 10 days. What's going on with all you girls? I am ok... same old nothing new. No new syptoms and i am 7w3d pregnant going on Tuesday for my second ultrasound. I hope everything will be fine then. I hope you are all fine out there. Let me know.



valerie - April 20

Finally, I can't believe how long this website has been down.
I have bad news. After 3 ultrasounds, I was set to miscarry as there was no heartbeat or development at 8 weeks. The baby stopped.

I had a D & C early this morning and am just trying to do my best to recover. It's very hard to go thru the waiting, more waiting to finally end this way.

I hope the rest of you are doing better and look forward to hearing the news


JaneX - April 21

I am really sorry to hear that Valerie. I am sure this is a difficult time for you. I hope you are doing OK.

Take care of yourself.


nadiaaboutaleb - April 21

Valeris i am so so sorry for your loss. I know how it feels to be excited about the pregnancy and then lose it. be strong and get well. we are here for you.




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