08-02-2013 04:52 AM
I'm copying my super-long post that I wrote on the other board.... those of you who already read it are welcome to ignore...
Hi, ladies! I keep meaning to post and keep getting distracted. :-/ I didn't mean to boycot (and I know that this board is up till the end of July), just got busy...job-hunting, apartment-hunting, and the like... Sorry about that. :-/
Simone, I just asked for a hormonal profile. But I would wait one normal period, at least, before checking anything, since before then your body probably won't be 100% back to normal. I don't know why they want to get you checked out now. Maybe it's just time for a checkup? I hope Ty's birthday went okay. Len is so cute! Too bad you didn't get any pictures (to post). I've had dreams like that, too. I WISH I were pregnant. And it sure doesn't help that everyone around me is either pregnant or just gave birth. Ugh. I'm sorry about the beta. I tested yesterday (late period) and got 0.13. Makes me really sad, even though I wasn't really expecting anything. Thanks for stalking my chart. Listen, what you guys are going through with Ty is really tough, on everyone. I don't think that Eli's behavior or Ty's is your fault. And you're doing what's important, by getting help for them both. But it's DEFINITELY not your fault.
Brie, I am so glad your insurance covered the Mirena removal! That really is a relief, that you'll be done with it. I get what you're saying, it is kind of nervewracking to have to worry about pregnancy.... Good luck with that test! Hope you passed. Layla is so cute! I agree with Tara - there are ways to be discreet. We don't let guests bother us, we just do it quietly. OTOH, we only have two weeks out of every month, so maybe it's different. I don't think your DH would mind getting you pregnant, though, at least from what you've shared with us.... Yes, you are terrible. Oh, well. It's nice to know he's interested. I am glad you are feeling so much better. And I'm sorry you've had to deal with so much stuff lately. Maybe you should try suing Mirena? You could get billions of dollars (and give half of it to Tara for 5 IVF babies).
Haley, congrats! Doesn't sound like you had an easy birth, but at least she is here! Glad everything is going well so far.
Tara, I agree that it's worth a shot with 100mg. But I'm not a doctor and get why he's nervous... We really are the only ones left...wonder who'll get a BFP first. You had a really good LP this past month! BTW the best way to get AF is to take a HPT. Always (well, 99% of the time) works. Hmm, maybe I shouldn't come on the board anymore. I feel every time I come back after a bit of a break, I see that you're on CD2 or 3. If I stay away, so will your AF, right? LOL. That IVF plan sounds like it might be worth it for you. Oh, no, I can't believe they messed up so badly....and now you lose a whole month. That really stinks. :'(
Gina, those are gorgeous pictures. I'm sorry about the reflux and milk allergies. Hopefully you will find something that works for him and you'll all have it easier.
Christine, I am so glad you reached your due date with a healthy 3 week old! I hope the boys are feeling better already! Yes, nursing and typing are two activities that are really hard to do at the same time.
Nicole, it looks like you boycotted the board, too. How are you doing?
AFM - After one and a half failed interviews and over a 175 CV's, I have a job. Except that it's in Dimona. Which means we will have to move cities. Here's a link (copy and paste, I guess): maps.google.co.il/maps?hl=en&tab=wl
I took B6 from O and on, and ended up with a 16 day LP. Kind of wondering if it was a chemical. But if it was, my levels were back down to 0.13 at 16DPO. Because of my previous cycles, we "decided" that if we made it to a 14 day LP, I was probably pregnant. I guess not....Honestly, I have kind of given up. On the one hand, back to normal - woke up with my period and didn't have weird staining before. On the other hand, it's too "light", it looks empty...know what I mean? Same amount, but it's not the same stuff... Whatever, I think my body went cukoo, and am trying to come to terms with the fact that we probably won't have the big family we dreamed of.
I just noticed that the link doesn't show the distance. So put in "get directions" and in one box put Jerusalem, and in the other put Dimona. And then you'll see what I mean...
08-02-2013 08:04 AM
isra: that seems a little strange, but i've had cycles like that as well.
afm- ran out of lavender oil, and nothing is helping. I used the aquaphur and it seemed to make it worse. Called Dr M's office, but really I just want answers and to get rid of the burning.. for real. DH doesnt want to touch me, and Im ready to cry, scream, and smack him for that and just cry and scream out of frustration for no answers. The nurse just called and she is at a loss, and she said she is going to get ahold of Dr. M and call me back.
I know it sounds weird, but I feel raw there, but no inflammation or irritation is present. /and of course, all test results were fine. I think im just going to cry
08-03-2013 08:28 AM
Called the doctor, they want me to go see a dermatologist for the burning feelings.. I am beginning to think its a urological problem, but will go see a dermatologist, and if that doesnt yield results, i'll be going to urologist. Something isnt right, and I sure wont accept a "thats just the way its going to be" result.
I believe im going to have to cave on my "no bcp until i wean layla" stance. We DTD (because DH said he was tired of hearing me complain...wait..what? i thought i had a good valid reason..lol) and DH "forgot" that we had to use protection and "forgot" to withdrawl. Now, he really could have forgotten, we cant risk that.
how is everyone else?
08-05-2013 08:41 PM - edited 08-05-2013 08:49 PM
Just peaking in to check on everyone. Hope all is well. I see Nicole had her little one! Very exciting. Things are good here. I too am using FF to try to avoid getting pregnant. I had to take something to get Nathan so I figure avoiding the times I'm fertile should work just fine. If not I suppose I wouldn't mind, though Nathan still isn't quite walking and that was my criteria before trying for another.
Just realized they changed the login stuff... this is Amy
08-05-2013 09:56 PM
Amy- Hi! Glad things sound like they are going well! Can't believe Nathan is already over a year old now! Seems like the charting should work out for your family planning. You used to be able to check the old boards but as of August 1st you can't anymore.
08-06-2013 05:28 AM
08-06-2013 06:12 AM
I too posted yesterday and its gone.
Amy: welcome back lady!!! Can't believe nathan is a year old! Time sure has flown. I cant say how well NFP is working for me as a way to NOT get prego again, but im trying it anyway. I am starting to get cramping, so im wondering if i am ovulating early. So far, it still is having me slightly confused. lol.
afm- We finally have a diagnoisis!! Atrophic Vaginitis brought on by low estrogen levels due to breastfeeding! Its usually a menopause thing, but it also affects breastfeeding women! (figure 9..almost 10 months of it every single day and still doing it 4-5 times a day now!) I figured it out, (thank you google) by doing a last minute search to see if breastfeeding could really be causing issues. I have every single symptom, right down to the urninary symptoms! its suggestions for treatment were to apply lubrication like astroglide to see if it helps and to have "regular sex"., I did that over the weekend (even convinced DH to BD once) and BINGO!! Alot of relief! I called the doctor, told them what I read, what I did, and how much it helped. Dr. M must have agreed because she is giving me a very small dose (even smaller than in my BCP that i havent started either lol) of the estrogen cream to use externally, and possibly internally for a few days over the next 2 months.
Now its just a matter of getting all the way up there to pick it up! DH offered to, but he has to work out of town today. She is just giving me a sample for now, but at least she saw the correlation and agreed!!
Im going to wait and see if my other post appears lol because i did reply to simone and tara as well