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POAS 2019 - September to December Edition

  1. yellowbeach

    nectarine / 2645 posts

    @Marfi: Great progression!

    @MoonMoon: I think that’s definitely true - consistency increases accuracy - but the temp rises I had were significant enough to still detect O. Maybe worth a shot.

  2. paranundrum

    clementine / 811 posts

    @Marfi: Wonderful! Can't wait to hear the results!

  3. Marfi

    clementine / 794 posts

    Waiting to go back for my blood draw! Here’s my continued progression! (Edit: not sure why it’s showing up sideways 😂)

  4. bhbee

    cantaloupe / 6085 posts

    @Marfi: that looks great! So happy for you!

  5. Becky

    persimmon / 1390 posts

    @Marfi: Lurker here! That looks like a great progression!

  6. Marfi

    clementine / 794 posts

    I just got the call! Level was 102!

  7. yellowbeach

    nectarine / 2645 posts

    @Marfi: Yippee!!!

  8. MoonMoon

    pomegranate / 3392 posts

    @Marfi: woo! Go go go !

  9. paranundrum

    clementine / 811 posts

    @Marfi: Wonderful news!

  10. MoonMoon

    pomegranate / 3392 posts

    Just a quick check-in and hello! For anyone in the tww, solidarity! I know that chances are very low that we conceived, based on the sperm analysis results, but I have to admit, I'll be so sad nevertheless. In the spirit of the season, I'm holding out hope, for myself and everyone on this thread!

  11. MoonMoon

    pomegranate / 3392 posts

    @Marfi: how's it going? Are you going in for any more betas?

  12. Marfi

    clementine / 794 posts

    @MoonMoon: I’m doing well, just anxiously waiting for my second beta on Thursday!! Just took a couple tests to make sure everything is progressing!

  13. MoonMoon

    pomegranate / 3392 posts

    @Marfi: haha, I love it! Here's to confirmation on Thursday!

  14. yellowbeach

    nectarine / 2645 posts

    @Marfi: Strong progression!

  15. yellowbeach

    nectarine / 2645 posts

    Merry Christmas 🎄 and Happy Hanukkah 🕎 to anyone celebrating today/tonight. Wishing for peace for those without their BFPs yet and a prosperous, fruitful New Year for those in the thick of trying. 😘

  16. raspberries

    pear / 1955 posts

    I was hoping I'd be able to POAS today, but I actually just got a positive OPK today so looks like I won't be testing until Jan 9. Ugh, long cycles are the worst when you're TTC!

  17. Marfi

    clementine / 794 posts

    Well it looks like this month we got a sticky baby! My second beta was 2636!

  18. Becky

    persimmon / 1390 posts

    @Marfi: woohoo!!!

  19. MoonMoon

    pomegranate / 3392 posts

    @Marfi: such great news!

  20. raspberries

    pear / 1955 posts

    @Marfi: Awesome news! Congrats!

  21. skiierchck99

    kiwi / 518 posts

    @Marfi: so happy for you! What does that make your EDD?

  22. Marfi

    clementine / 794 posts

    @skiierchck99: EDD is 8/28!

  23. bhbee

    cantaloupe / 6085 posts

    @Marfi: amazing news!!

  24. chypmunk

    cherry / 239 posts

    @Marfi: great news!! Yay for a sticky bean!!

  25. MoonMoon

    pomegranate / 3392 posts

    Hi all, I think I'm out again. I know I shouldn't be surprised, but I am so sad. Silver lining is this cycle at least made it to 28 days.

    We got an appointment with the urologist for DH for Feb 6. I hate how far away that is. My 41st birthday is in March. I'm wondering about reaching out to the fertility practice in the meanwhile, or is it better to do one thing at a time?

  26. skiierchck99

    kiwi / 518 posts

    @MoonMoon: don’t wait, IMO. It takes a while for everything to get moving anyway. If they want to wait till after, they will tell you, but you can at least have an initial visit. Curious, is dh going for semen analysis? My dh never went to a urologist - I think my OB ordered the semen analysis and he just stopped at the lab to give a sample.

  27. MoonMoon

    pomegranate / 3392 posts

    @skiierchck99: he did have a semen analysis which came back abnormal, which is why we were referred to the urologist. I can't stand the waiting game! I wish they had a fast track for older patients Like you said, I think I'm going to get the ball rolling with the fertility specialist while we wait for the urology consult.

  28. skiierchck99

    kiwi / 518 posts

    @MoonMoon: interesting. DH also came back abnormal but they never referred him anywhere. I won’t second guess it now but it seems odd! Maybe he just had too many “off” dimensions haha. We did some iui rounds but they would have let us move to ivf much quicker than we did. I would at least get into the first appointment while you wait!

  29. MoonMoon

    pomegranate / 3392 posts

    @skiierchck99: that is interesting! I wish my OB would give us some interpretation/counseling instead of just a referral. Like, are we still candidates for IUI? Is IVF our only chance? I would love some real counseling and I hope the urologist and fertility Drs can give us that.

    Did you guys end up with success with IVF?

  30. skiierchck99

    kiwi / 518 posts

    @MoonMoon: yes! DD1 is almost 2 and I’m 17 weeks with #2. We did IVF with ICSI. Your OB or RE should also recommend bloodwork for you and a test to check your tubes. They’re based on the day of your cycle (day 3 and day 7-12 maybe?) so even once you’d encode to do that testing it can take time before you can do it. Of course, I have 45 day cycles these days so it was a heck of a wait!

  31. MoonMoon

    pomegranate / 3392 posts

    @skiierchck99: so happy to hear that! Congratulations on your babies!

    Yes I did all the bloodwork and the HSG in the last few months. I seem to be within normal ranges (though I seem to have late ovulation and subsequent short lutenizing phase, but my Dr hasn't seemed concerned about it so who knows).

  32. skiierchck99

    kiwi / 518 posts

    @MoonMoon: I can’t remember what Husbands counts were (could maybe look them up if you were interested) but he was low in count, morphology, and motility, as I recall, though at this point the original test was like January 2015. But because I was normal and the numbers were not zero our RE was never really concerned because they weren’t zero. Also, if you do end up doing assisted cycles with ends, your natural cycle length won’t matter at all - I was worried about that since I’m so long but it all ends up being controlled. And, if you do go that route, I’d limit IUI attempts to 3-4 if you can afford it/have coverage. A nurse told me that, I didn’t listen, but should have! Wishing you luck and success in the new year - I know how hard the waiting and trying can be.

  33. MoonMoon

    pomegranate / 3392 posts

    @skiierchck99: good to know, thank you for your perspective!

  34. chypmunk

    cherry / 239 posts

    Negative.... I guess this isn’t my year....

  35. yellowbeach

    nectarine / 2645 posts

    @chypmunk: how many days post O?

  36. Marfi

    clementine / 794 posts

    @MoonMoon: Late to the conversation but wanted to share our MFI story! We did 3 IUIs (all failed). The count when he had his first appointment with the Urologist was 5 million something. The first IUI count was 12.6, I don't have record of what it was the second IUI and then the third and final IUI the post wash count was .6 million. We moved on to IVF after that and had our son from our first FET.

  37. chypmunk

    cherry / 239 posts

    @yellowbeach: 12

  38. MoonMoon

    pomegranate / 3392 posts

    @Marfi: thank you for sharing, this gives me lots of hope! I'll have to dig up the report to find exact numbers from the semen analysis.

    @chypmunk: I'm sorry!

  39. chypmunk

    cherry / 239 posts

    UPDATE!!! apparently there is such thing as a Christmas miracle!!! I retested yesterday and today and the faintest lil positive poked through!! Hoping for sticky dust!!

  40. MrsJBeeG

    clementine / 787 posts

    @chypmunk: so so so happy to see your update. Keeping my 🤞 crossed for you!!!!

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