The turned up last night as I was preparing dinner for Brian's family...typical so felt yuck last night.It isn't as heavy as normal so don't know if thats anything to do with the acupuncture . So I will be up at the clinic today just to pop in and pay for my blood test then will pop around to bloods so if you see me say hi.I have managed to get my wonderful DH to take me (MR.8 FINGERS) but it wont be till later on this morning.So by this afternoon I will know if I have started again or not.Ahhhhhh.........
Feel much better today but still have snotty nose and a bit of a tough. When I spoke to Renee yesterday at the clinic she said must be a good sign that I have a cold and a cough .Mr Squirrel is making alot of noise outside my window the poor sausage has the hiccups my next door neighbours have lots of crap vines or whatever they are around there house Mr squirrel keeps looking into my bedroom window while I'm on here .
Hope your all OK and will pop by later to catch up with everything
LOL - i am sorry to hear your news, i really hope it is not a repeat of last time. As everyone has said don't give up just yet. I have everything crossed for your phone call today and hope it brings good news
Soph - sorry you are also going through the same thing, you are right to stay positive. Hope your phone call today also brings good news
Tina - sorry you are having such a horrible time of things. I hope next month is the start of nothing but good luck for you
Eva - good luck for your scan
Marly - The original midwife was away on my first appointment and there was a stand in who did see me with no problems. On my 2nd appointment it was the normal Midwife who is always there, she refused to see me because i am a private patient and her list of local ladies was long enough as it is. Even though she is employed by my GPs surgery. I must say my GP was very angry when he found out.
Enjoy seeing the puppies and hope you enjoy your anti natal classes.
Tyler - i am still waiting for my NK results, they usually take a week to come back.
Good luck with the sniffing
Claire - so glad all went well and you got to see a heartbeat, you must be on
Sabina - wishing you all the best for Sept 8th
Georgia - glad AF has finally arrived, it must have been the shock from trapping poor Brians fingers
Wishing you so much luck for your blood test, hope this is the one for you.
After my despair of yesterday I have good news. I have one four-cell about to turn into a 5 and one four cell that is showing signs of fragmentation but may right itself. Anyone would think the embryologist had told me I was pregnant I was that excited. Ridiculous I know but at least it means we have got further than last time so although this may be a long and tortuous journey I feel at least we are going in the right direction. I am obviously not allowing myself to get too hopeful as who knows what tomorrow brings.
Soph, really hoping yours are making good progress too.
Georgia, good luck today, hope your results are perfect and you are on your way.
Layla, glad your scan went well. Good luck with the stimms.
Claire, glad everything is going well. Ypu must be over the moon.....
Lol - that's such brilliant news, and I'm not surprised you were excited when the embryologist told you. It sounds like things are looking good, and I've got everything crossed for you (now that my scan has been done )
Soph - Sending you loads of for your call today. Thinking of you.
Marly - Good luck for your first antenatal class. Also, can't wait to hear about the puppies after you see them on Saturday.
Georgia - brilliant news that has arrived.
Carmela - hope everything's well with you.
Layla - so glad you got some answers and that you've now joined us stimming ladies.
Lisa and Tyler - how's the sniffing going? Have you got used to the taste yet?
Missy - I'm so sorry to hear you're stressed. I'm sure Mr T probably can sign you off work, as other specialists certainly can. Worth a try.
Hello to Claire, Sabina, Tina, Tiggy, Thelma, Fiffi and GM - hope everything's all right with you. Hello and sorry to anyone else I've forgotten.
I had my day 6 stimming scan today and they saw eight follicles - four on each ovary. I have mild polycystic ovaries and Mr T and the doctor today said that because of this I can take time to 'get going'.
For some reason, I never really have the wherewithall to ask all the questions I should. Is eight follicles at this stage OK? He measured them and he didn't say that anything was amiss, but really I'm in the dark.
There is usually an egg in each folly, sometimes two so that means you will get a good number of eggs. Quality is more important than quantity and I was told that generally speaking they aim for around 10 so that you don't risk OHSS or having too many asking for oestrogen. Sometimes you grow more follies that can catch up but the best quality will be the steady growers that you have now.
Martha- eight sounds really good for this stage. Well done!
Lol- I'm so pleased for you! Looking good. I know what you mean about the joy.....
I have good news too. I have one 5 cell, one 4 and one 3. All are looking very good too. I can't tell you what a relief it is. I cried when she told me. I feel I can relax now and be positive. Thank you for all the support. I'm sure all our positive energy has done this trick so far. Lol we really are cycle buddies- my goodness! Transfer will most likely be tomorrow, but small chance it could be later.
Well done Soph! So pleased for you. Thank god tomorrow is the last call. I can't do anything but think about how my embies are doing and nag DH to tidy the house!
Eva, start ramping up your water to around two litres + whatever else you drink, then your body will be ready when they tell you to up it to three. The milk is for egg quality so I don't bother until the first day of my period just before I start Stimms. Make sure you have protein with each meal though.
Martha, congratulations on your scan, it sounds like you are responding in text book fashion. I can't believe you've been stimming for six days - it seems to have flown by. My 5 days of sniffing seems to have dragged...
Layla, well done, you've starteed stimming and you managed to get some answers to your many questions. Hope you start to feel better, lots of people say they get more energy when stimming. Good Luck.
Lol and Soph, such good news, you must both be so relieved. More coming your way.
Gerogia, glad af has finally arrived. Good Luck with the blood tests.
Fiffi, hope your chromosome tests came back ok.
Tina, hope you are feeling a bit better today.
Tyler, I have IM you.
Marly, enjoy your ante-natal class, what a milestone!
Hello to all of you ladies I haven't mentioned, I hope you are all doing Just fine.
I'm still waiting for my d/r side effects, don't know wether to be pleased or worried that I'm not feeling to bad. I do feel rather tired today though...
Thanks for all your lovely messages, I really appreciate it, especially when some of you girls are going through such a difficult and worrying time, I used to feel like everyone else got BFP's and I could only watch from the sidelines other people achieving their dreams, but finally I have made it to this stage and I truly believe that each and every one of you will get there too, stay strong, stay positive and believe, that is what I tried to tell myself in my darkest moments. I am so eternally grateful to have got this far, and am still waiting for someone to tell me it's all been a mistake, silly I know!
Lol and Soph, god what a hideously anxious time you are both having, it is bad enough waiting to hear from the embryologist at the best of times, so plenty of hugs and support going your way . Great news that you have some fighters in there and really hope your embies are blossoming as we speak now, really praying for you both xxx
Julie - how's it going? have the af pains eased up at all? I had quite a few yesterday but it could have been all the worry of the scan. Do you know when you are back in again?
Marly - cannot believe that your are due for your first antinatal class - how scary is that!!! hope you enjoy every minute of it! I am waiting to hear on my nk results at end of week, but they have been quite high both times so I am sort of assuming I will need ivig again at some point.
Lisa - it always feels like everyone else's tx flies by but everyone of us feels like it drags and we are so impatient to actually see some results!! honestly you will be welcoming your sniffing days when you are waiting on those anxious calls from the embryologists! just try and enjoy the fact that you are on the way to getting your dream, easier said than done of course!x
Tina - sorry you've had such a rough time of it already, hopefully those different opk's will sort you out and you can go full steam ahead, it won't be long before you ovulate again, you'll see! and don't forget sometimes some things happen for a reason and maybe your house problems would have not helped your tx this month so it could just be fate. I know that's hard to believe when you are feeling so knocked but you will soon feel a bit brighter xx
Georgia - look forward to hearing your news today
Hope everyone else is ok, will catch up more later
Blimey I have no patience am waiting for clinic to call me said it would be between 3-7 hopefully .Have actually resigned myself to the fact that it wont be this month but if it isn't then never mind.
Soph and Lol so pleased for you both glad things are turning round must be all that orange girl power we all seem to have.
Well I will all let you know as soon as they have rung me.
Georgia, hope that the call comes with good news and you can start. Have you had a scan or just bloods?...BTW, this will make you laugh - I wrapped my phone in my Orange bracelet last night so that it could take on some orangeness!!
Thought I'd have a quick catch-up with you - seems ages since I last posted...
Tina ~ What an absolute pain that those bloomin OPK's didn't detect your surge this month - I've never had any luck with them. Plus to lose your new house purchase and sale is just a kick in the teeth. I so hope September will be the month for you honey - I've got everything crossed for you
Joanna ~ Hope you're OK honey and that you feel up to posting soon
Lol ~ What fantastic news about your embies today - I'm sure the embryologist told me they like them to be 2, 3 or 4 cell on day 2, so to have 2 at 4 cell is brilliant. Got everything crossed for you honey
Soph ~ Brilliant news on your embies too. I'm sure I saw you that the clinic last week - I should have stopped and said hello to be sure
Julie ~ What great news to hear you've got a lovely embie with a flickering heartbeat causing you all that trouble! I hope the bleeding and pains have subsided now.
Georgia ~ Hope your levels are behaving themselves today and that you can start tx soon. I was looking out for you this morning, but just read your post where you said you were going in later.
Claire ~ Fab news on your scan - I'm so happy for you
Layla ~ Glad stimms are going well and that you have a bit more energy. DR certainly wiped me out too but I felt better once I was stimming.
Lisa ~ The symptoms I got during DR were tiredness and headaches (which went away when I drank more water!) - I didn't get any hot flushes at all.
Tiggy ~ How's work going? I'm back to work tomorrow. I've been off since I started stimming, so it'll be good to catch up with everyone.
Martha ~ 8 follies is brilliant - well done honey!
Eva ~ Good luck with the scan!
Carmela ~ I had a tear in my eye reading your post about having to run out of Mothercare - I long for the day when I can go in a baby shop and actually buy something. It's only a matter of weeks until you meet your little ones - we'll all be celebrating!
Marly ~ Good luck with your antenatal class - let us know how you get on.
GM ~ Good luck for your nuchal tomorrow honey
Hi to any other ARGC girls I haven't mentioned.
I went to my GP in a bit of a state yesterday - I was getting some 'deep' pains in my lower tum & back which had been around for a couple of days. He booked me in to the Early Pregnancy Unit for a scan this morning, but I had to cancel as I had to go to ARGC to have my NK levels re-tested. I phoned ARGC and they said they'd do a scan if I was worried. Our little bean has grown to 22mm now and the outline is so much clearer, so all is well there for an 8 and a half week old embie. The doctor did notice a small bleed on the placenta and said, although not normal, it's not uncommon and I shouldn't worry about it - plus the pains are normal in early pregnancy and are unrelated. Barbara mentioned I might get some spotting from the bleed, but not to worry - yeah right! Me being me was still worried when I got home, so got in touch with our local Early Pregnancy Unit to ask what I should do. They were lovely and confirmed it was quite common - they were happy to leave it but if I was worried, they'd fit me in for a scan next week. So I've booked in for a 'reassurance scan' next Weds. I feel a lot happier now - do you think I'm being too paranoid?