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    Ooh Michelle, hang in there! Sorry to hear you are still feeling a bit lousy but maybe there's a good reason for it. Hopefully Deb will pop in today with some info for you.

    I will keep my fingers crossed for you, I really hope you don't have another disappointment this month, you truly deserve a bfp and SOON!! I will keep my fingers AND toes crossed for you!!

    *** Not sure if you've already seen this, but thought it might help?? Deb has posted a couple of times in this thread on the same question: http://www.bellybelly.com.au/forums/...ad.php?t=19437

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    ooh Michelle, hope this is it for you....fingers crossed and good luck good luck!!!

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    Hi Michelle

    I am sure Deb would be much more equipped to answer your Q than me, but I have read somewhere that OPK's can detect HCG, something about similar beta strands or something???? Can't remember where I read it, think it was in these forum's, hopefully someone can point you in that direction. Why don't you do a PG test?
    Best of luck, hoping it is indeed a BFP!

    I think I O'd yesterday. As I don't temp I'm not exactly sure when so maybe I'll go to dr's in a week and check out my prog level. Last cycle it went from 28- 1dpo down to 9.9 -
    7dpo and got AF 8dpo. Anyone here get O pains??? I had them quite bad Monday and yesterday and this morning have gone, what with a positive OPK yesterday morning and feint yesterday afternoon anyone wanna guess when O would occur??? Also, I noticed a little bit of blood after BD last night (could this be O spotting???)

    All the best for a great day!

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    Hi girls. Sorry I haven't been around as I have been away again. Had a big thing in LA but made sure I was back for my specialist appointment today.

    Deb - how are you going? Your big day tomorrow (as if you need reminding!). I just know everything will be fine. Such a wonderful time and yet daunting as well. My best wishes and big hugs.

    Michelle - hope you have some good news for us too. Can't wait to hear from you. And if it isn't to be this time, I just know it will be soon.

    Can't believe how our little group has grown. I'm not going to name you all now as with my memory I am bound to leave someone out. But a big hello to you all and I hope this post finds you all well.


    I had my appointment this morning. Loved the OB. He looked at all my notes and went through my history with me. Took loads of blood. As I thought, at this stage he doesn't feel that there is anything specifically wrong. No call for Clomid or the such just now. He has booked me for a Laproscopy and Hysteroscopy (hope that's how you spell them) on the 25th of this month. He says I could do with a flush through as there doesn't appear to be anything else obvious at this time. He also added that a lot of his patients have fallen pregnant straight away after having this procedure and he has high hope for me. I don't want to get my hopes up but it was encouraging.
    I felt a bit teary when I left because I hadn't thought of surgery. It is only a day procedure and he said it is very safe but it was a bit of a shock at first. What with that and the cost (didn't know at the time I could claim from my insurance). I asked my husband if we should go through with it. He said if we didn't we would probably always be saying "what if?". He also said if we don't have it done we may really be saying that's it on our TTC journey. The OB had said first things first, but his aim was for me to go home with one more beautiful healthy baby in my arms. And he didn't make me feel at all guilty about my age. Treated me as a normal human being and not a geriatric. He did say that we obviously love children and why didn't we start earlier. I said yes, we do love our children but we didn't realise it until we had some!!

    I feel as if a little weight has been lifted. I have been getting mild migraines the past couple of days. As I have never had them before I thought something was wrong with me. A friend who suffers from them described my exact same symptoms before I even had chance to described what I had experienced. I was so relieved. I think it was underlying stress leading up to this appointment. I feel much better now. He originally booked me in for the 20th but I had to change that date as it was exactly a year ago on that day that I learnt we had lost Luke. Didn't want to be in hospital on the same day this year.

    Anyway, I will be around a bit more now as no more planned trips for a while.
    Hope I haven't bored you all silly.
    I really do wish you all the best and thank you for sharing my journey as well as your own.

    Hugs to you all,
    Debbie

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    OH MICHELLE!!!! Now, I am a little *nervous* about answering your question so I will answer it in my experience!!! In my experience you will get two lines on an opk before you get a positive on a hpt. Naturally your LH is lower at the end of your cycle so you *shouldn't* be getting a positive or close to it now - especially when this isn't your norm. (if you often get 2 dark lines than this theory and using opk's doesn't work) I am so excited I am squirming in my seat. However, we must remember that the only definitive is a positive preg test. Have you got a lab at work? Could you just take some blood, spin it down and grab a test strip from the fridge????? Of course you can tell I have *never* done this!!!!!! I am so hoping that this is it for you. I too felt a bit queasy before I tested - nothing horrific just a bit *off*. I will pop in later to read what you have to say. The other thing is that a sensitive hpt may pick up hcg at 10dpo - I got my positive on 9dpo with this baby...

    Debbie - so glad to hear from you!!! LA woo hoo - life sounds a bit more exciting in your house than in mine!!! I am really happy that your appt went so well. It is great to be doing something proactive and the procedures are really simple ones and you shouldn't suffer any ill effects. Roll on the 25th!!!!! I have missed you so it's good to hear from you! Yes, tomorrow is u/s day. Yep, I break out in a little sweat when I think of it!!!! My experiences with u/s in the past 16 months haven't been a hoot - however what I am reminding myself is that prior to that they were joyous exciting occassions without a thought of darkness. This is where I am trying to stay!!!! Nausea is on and off so I am embracing 'my friend' and thanking it's reasssurance! My husband keeps saying how he hasn't had a proper conversation with me for a few weeks because I keep falling asleep each night!!! Poor love!

    Aussie - go the prog level. This is good for you to know and to guage how things are going. It's a bit of reassurance. LOL at the short luteal phase = short tww!!! I too have thought of that and that was my only consolence in the LPD thing!!!

    High Willow and Chelle and Butterfly to you all....

    Now BFP vibes to Michelle!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Thanks for all your positive affirmations girls. I am absolutely terrified of doing a HPT at this stage. I think it is too early for me to get a positive so I may just have to keep you (and myself) in suspense for a bit longer. No symptoms as such - just feel off still from this flu but getting better.

    Deb - thank you for the tips (and Willow - thank you for the link too).

    I'll pop in later when I have bitten the bullet and tested with FMU.

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    Ooooh good luck michelle!!!

    Sending you tonnes of

    And good luck to you too Deb for your u/sound today!!

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    Michelle - lots of good luck vibes being sent your way. Do lets us know as soon as you do.

    Deb - thinking of you. I know you will be feeling really nervous right now. I know so well those feelings prior to any U/S I have had since the loss of my twins. Wish I could be there to hold your hand but I just feel that you (and everything else) will be fine. Love to you and hubby.

    Debbie

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    Well this morning was negative on a different OPK and a HPT BUT (trying not to lose all hope) it is early and I don't usually get a positive before 14dpo. My last cycle was 29 days and I think I ovulated on the Monday this cycle so if AF is not here by Monday, I'll test again.

    Thank you for all the positive thoughts. I hope I can give you a better answer in the near future.

    Deb - I can't wait to hear the fabulous results from your u/s.

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    Bugger Michelle! But like you said, it is early days for you, you never know what might happen next week.

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    Default I Definitely Have A Guardian Angel!!!!

    For a start a 1.45pm appointment is a bad idea - remember this girls! It took all of my ability not to bail on the appointment. I can't explain it - I know I can survive if my baby wasn't *there* it is just that waiting - the probe goes in and you know he is looking looking and talking all the time saying I am just looking around and checking everything.... Finally - "this looks as good as it gets Deb". I squealed!!!!! (squealing with the dildo cam in place is a little err... odd!!!! :eek: ). Anyway, Egbert measures exactly 6w5days, heartbeat gorgeous, implantation fabulous, endometrium beautiful, babies shape perfect!!!! Am I a happy woman, right now - you betcha!!!!!!!
    So, my first Clexane injection happened today - bit ouchy but I don't care! I went to see my midwife after the visit and we both had a little cry.... There was a woman in hard labour and I just know in another 30-32 weeks that will be me!!! I am feeling excited. We are going out to dinner tonight to celebrate and we will tell our other kids. I want them all to be a part of this pregnancy just like they were for the others (aside from the last one).

    I am sorry to just begin with myself I just couldn't help my excitement. The phone has been running hot with friends checking on me and I was eager to let all my friends in here know!

    Michelle, I have everything crossed for you. I am sending lots of positive thoughts and good wishes. Can you feel it???? to you...

    Debbie - thankyou for your kind thoughts. I know you understand how awful the whole ultrasound thing is - it will never be the same for us girls that have had to look at a blank screen.

    Willow - thankyou too.

    B542 - Welcome to our little corner! I too conceived this baby on cd21 with a usual luteal phase of 10 days... It really all depends on when implantation occurs as to weather a pregnancy will be maintained. It is good to see that your pregnancy is going along so well.

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    Oh Deb I am so pleased for you (and relieved). Have a lovely dinner sharing the news with your other little ones. Yay for Egbert!!!!!

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    Thank you Michelle. How are you feeling??? This is a terrible time I know. Can you take some blood at work? Just know I am thinking of you A LOT. :hugs:

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    Thanks B456,
    I am releived! How do you know that implantation happened 10dpo?

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    I'm OK Deb. Frustrated and feeling a little doubtful about this conception thing but trying to stay positive without creating an even bigger level of disappointment if AF does show up some time in the next week. Just the usual roller coaster with a few extra bumps. DH and I have been discussing the next step if clomid doesn't help us to get pregnant this cycle or the next which only adds to the bumps.

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    Talking Yay Deb!!!!

    Congratulations on a great scan!! Am so happy and relieved for you!! I've been coming in to check if you'd posted all afternoon. What a wonderful day for you and your family. I bet your kids will be so excited about Egbert!

    LOL about your squealing but hey, it deserved a squeal!!

    Michelle, I really feel for you at the moment. It is agonising at times - wouldn't it be great if we could just get off the *@&^% rollercoaster already????? Gonna keep my fingers crossed for you.

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    So glad the scan went well Deb! Were you ever wondering if it was twins??? As a matter of interst did you have an U/S when on clomid and how many dominant follicles if so??? Sorry if you have answered this elsewhere. DH and I wouldn't mind twins at all - having said that I remember laughing at a friend who said they wanted twins straight after my DS was born and said to her "you've got no idea..." At least I wouldn't have to go throught the dreaded TTC#3.

    B456 - welcome from a newbie to this thread myself. Any idea why you had LPD??? I'm obsessed with trying to figure out what is causing it in me! I'm on my 7th cycle of 8-9 day LP. This has occurred ever since weaning. My FS reckons B/F has nothing to do with it, but I've also got a Billings Ovulation Method instructor who says it's really common for mums who "recently" weaned.

    Michelle- best of luck, hope you get a BFP soon!

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    Aussie chick, I'm with you - I'd lurrrrve twins!! And for the exact same reason, to NEVER have to go through this heartache again! I'm pretty much aware of what I'd have in store, my best friend has twins born 7 weeks before my daughter and is expecting her second set :eek: !

    I think everyone exagerates the chances of twins on clomid though, I've got a couple of friends who've taken it, no twins there and I don't think I've seen anyone here on BB who has clomid twins?? I might be wrong though. Shame though, I'd love it!!!

    I too would love to know why I am having these problems and given long enough I think it probably would have corrected itself (must point out here, I don't have the patience to wait for 'long enough'! that's why I'm on clomid). I don't know that I have a short LP as such, but definately have less than great ovulation and prog. levels following my surgery. Then again, I've seen the photos taken by my gyno, and it weren't pretty! No wonder my poor ovaries aren't coping too well!

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