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    Here you go lovelies, keep on chatting & catch up back here


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    hellooooooooo???

    where has everyone gone??

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    hye guys,

    cani join you?? I'm new to the clomid club and have been on met since feb.

    I took clomid this month form days 2-5 and had a scan on day 14. This scan showed 2 eggs both well formed and 1.9mm adn 1.7 in size ( is this right? ) so ther dr just said to BD every 2nd day unitl i get AF

    on day 21 i had major cramp for about 10 min And then a huge amount of EWCM- so i've assumed that the egg was released.

    but i have no idea- i feel thae same as all the other months and i don't really know if i have o'ed and know - just have to wait it out i odnt want to spend another $200 for appts next month- why why why??

    thanks girls for all your help

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    HI Willow and Welcome Princess,
    How are things going Willow - I am sorry I haven't been around. Things have been so busy around here. Finn had his 6th birthday party on Saturday - the lead up was busy with school breaking up for holidays etc.
    I am good - according to u/s I am 10 weeks tomorrow. I think I am 10 weeks on Friday - either way I am almost a quarter of the way there! Still tired, tingly bb's not much nausea. Another u/s next Tuesday and th following week my nuchal fold u/s with my darling friend Frank (foetal medicine obs - he is an absolute darling and we used to work together - he has u/s my last 5 pregnancies).

    Michelle - how are you Sweetie? I feel bad for being so out of touch. I just have been out of control busy. It must be progesterone testing time or even later? What were your results? Please come in and see me!

    Chelle, Debbie, how are you both.
    Talk soon

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    Welcome Princess. I'm only on my 2nd round of clomid so no expert and i don't have u/sound monitoring, just cd21 bloods so I can't help there - sorry! From your description I'd say you have o'd though. Are you having blood work done to confirm? The girls in the assisted conception forums could probably help you out too.

    Hey Deb, glad to hear you and Egbert are continuing to do well. How fantastic to have a friend doing your u/sounds, must make the whole experience much less scary.

    Nothing happening with me. Take my last tablet tonight and then hope for the best (again) but I must admit, all hope is just about gone. Can't explain it, but after a HUGE low last week I think maybe I just can't get hopeful or excited anymore about the possibility that this might actually do the trick.

    So much so that today I made an appt with a FS at IVF Australia. Don't panic, there is no suggestion here that I'll actually need IVF but I just want a second opinion. This guy specialises in unexplained infertility and also miscarriage so sounds like my guy at the moment!! Am waiting till I know the outcome of this cycle before I go to see him so my appt is on 26th October. As the lady who made the appt said - let's hope we don't need to see you at all!

    The EDD of my little P2 (peanut number 2. I used to call my daughter 'peanut' when I was prg with her, so my second baby was, naturally, P2!) is fast approaching and I am dreading it. Have already taken the wise move of organising a day off work that day. I want to do 'something' to remember my little angel but not sure what yet....

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    Hi girls!!! I'm around and doing ok at the moment. Actually, I'm doing great this week!!! While I have no news on the pregnancy front, I had a VERY positive OPK on Friday (DH's birthday) and then we spent a lovely, busy weekend together. Just going out, catching up with friends and spending some quality time together. It was fabulous and just what I needed. We also had *special time* making the most of the OPK result so all in all I am a very happy girl

    Willow - who are you going to see??? I had an appointment with one (early miscarriage guy) and found him dismissive of my situation. However, being the stubborn nurse that I am I applied *sufficient* pressure and got blood tested for all the potential causes of early loss and (surprise, surprise) we found Factor V Leiden. He may not be like this for everyone (and you may be seeing someone different) and the problem may have been more with me feeling like I wasn't being listened to. But, I am looking at making an appointment too to see what the next step is on the TTC roundabout. I have a recommendation for one in Sydney that also works at RPA where I plan to deliver (gotta think positive!!!)

    Deb - I cannot believe 10 weeks have gone by already!!!! I still have dreams of joining you soon but we will see Good to see that everything is progressing well though.

    Princess - welcome to our little corner. I am not having monitoring (this is my 6th cycle of clomid for this round - 10th if you count the cycle we conceived Caitlyn) but we know that I am ovulating and we have had good progesterone levels. Just waiting for the egg and spermie to get it together and make a baby.

    Hoping you are all doing well xx

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    Hi Michelle! Wow, it's so fantastic to *hear* you sounding so positive again - you need to pop in here more often and then maybe some of it will rub off on me!!!

    Sounds like you had a lovely weekend with your DH, just what the Dr ordered hey??? I am currently organising a weekend away at the Old Leura Dairy (this place is amazing if you've never been there/heard of it) in the Blue Mountains for DH and I - I cannot wait!!I am hoping we can go in the next few weeks cause I think I need a battery and oil change!!! hehehe.

    My appt is with Dr Gavin Sacks - PAHLEASE tell me this isn't the guy you saw??? I'd be surprised if it was because he is one of my best friends' FS and she raves about him and how thorough he is etc so I'd be surprised if he was unwilling to investigate, especially in your situation?

    My reason for seeing him is my current fertility issues not so much my miscarriage. As I've only had one (thank the stars) I think I'd be pushing the proverbial up a hill to get anyone to look into it but I just have a feeling with his experience he wouldn't be so dismissive of my concerns WHEN (yes, WHEN) I do fall prg - let's hope not anyway.

    Glad you girls have popped back in, I was getting a bit lonely in here!

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    Nope - different doctor (whew!!!) I have just started posting again after being MIA (or just lurking) for a while. I have been trying to get my head together and get more positive so I wouldn't have been much use to you prior to this anyway!!!

    The trip to Leura would be lovely!! We spent some time up there prior to getting married, for an anniversary and then after Caitlyn's birth. The healing power of the mountains is amazing. I think it has a lot to do with being a country chick who misses the freash air and sunshine and the rejuvenating ability of the landscape and outdoors.

    As for the amazing turnaround in my mood ... it has a lot to do with letting go and knowing that I have no power in this (and no control either ) It won't make it any better if I am not pregnant this cycle but it helps while I am waiting. I have been doing my own prayers and a novena which is funny as I am not Catholic, but DH has nun connections in his famiy and I love them dearly. They gave me the novena and the medallion prior to Caitlyn. I also bought new crystals (I bought a set just prior to conceiving Caitlyn) and I have Kazz's booties tucked into my pillow (rather than sitting next to Caitlyn's ashes). Hopefully something will work!!!!

    So anyway, I'm back and I promise not to leave you alone in here!!!!

    ETA P.S. Thanks for missing me. You girls have no idea how much your support means to me. I couldn't get through it without you. xx
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    Oh Michelle, thank god it's not the same Dr!!!! Yikes, that would have been a bit of a downer! I was pretty confident it wasn't though, apparently Dr Sacks is lovely.

    I am a Catholic and although I don't practice, our daughter was christened in a Catholic church and I want her to attend a Catholic school as I did - old habits die hard (scuse the pun!) BUT I have no idea what a 'novena' is?? I musn't have been at school that day or something...I don't have any of Kazz' booties BUT funnily enough the day before I read about the yellow booties here on BB I went out and brought a tiny little pair of baby socks - yellow socks! I sleep with them under my pillow every night.

    Leura is a very special place for us too - we spent our first weekend away together there and ended up having our lovely garden wedding at the same resort! We were supposed to go up there again for our 2nd anniversary in March but a cruel twist of fate had us spending the night in the ER following my miscarriage instead. Onwards and upwards though hey??

    It's funny what you say about letting go - I think I am starting to do the same thing. I was saying to my friend the other day after making the appt with the FS that after an IVF clinic there's really no where else to go so if it comes it, at least I have done everything in my power and after that, I just need to leave it up to the universe.

    Have you had any more thoughts on how to spend Caitlyn's birthday? I only ask because I find myself in the same predicament with our little angel's EDD. I have taken the day off work but I am just not sure what to do....

    No need to thank me at all, I feel the same way about you girls and the support I get here too. I don't know what I'd do without you! I have been popping into the ttc after m/c thread to catch up with you there when you post but that thread moves so fast I generally just lurk, not post!

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    Yep - I like our little corner of the world Much easier to keep track of (much as I love the other girls in TTCAML too).

    Wasn't sure if you (or anyone) was a Catholic. I am not, I have multiple religious inputs to my life experiences. I have found what I need in the Catholic community (although primarily the nuns) in the past 12 months. DH is a non-practicing Catholic but his 2 great aunties are / were nuns. One of them died this time last year and the nun community was amazing to watch. I had so many belly rubs from them when pregnant I claimed they turned Caitlyn into an angel!! Prior to that, DH and I were given medallions and the novena (a prayer to be said over 9 days with 9 Hail Marys each day - well this one is. I'm not Catholic remember!! You should have seen me trying to learn a Hail Mary ) of St Gerard by the nuns. He is the patron saint of mothers and children. They did it also and continue to have us in their prayers. DH blamed (and I am still not sure how serious he was) his great aunty who died for breaking the prayer circle and taking Caitlyn with her.

    When Caitlyn was born we wanted a small family service and, again, the nuns were there for support. They arranged a small, private chapel that belongs to the brothers and arranged Father to attend (he was part of the group who attended his dying great aunt). They brought a baptismal candle for Caitlyn so that she could be baptised as well as farewelled. DH's great aunt said some wonderful words to me on the day of Caitlyn's funeral too. Very special ladies. If only they were all like this with their amazing love there would be far fewer lapsed Catholics

    I am hoping to try to arrange a visit to the chapel for Caitlyn's anniversary if at all possible.

    Anyway, now I have made myself cry I'll toddle off and find a tissue!!

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    Awww, Michelle. The service sounds just lovely. How beautiful that she was baptised too. I don't know why but although there are a lot of things about the Catholic church I don't necessarily agree with, I always find it comforting and familiar to be in a church, reminds me of my childhood. I thought often of visiting our local church after my loss, I was just so overwhelmed with grief that I was looking for answers anywhere I could find them.

    I hope you have a good cry and then pick yourself up again. It's all sounding very positive for you this month sweety!

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    Michelle - I was so happy to see your post. I have been thinking of you a LOT. You and I are a lot alike - I relate to so much that you talk of. YOu keep praying and the letting go thing will stand you in good stead when you do get pregnant. Each day I have to remind myself that I am doing all I can and the rest is up to the Universe. I love the energy of Crystals and I sleep with a collection under my pillow (shh - some of my colleagues would think I hve a few roos loose!). Moonstones are really valuable for healing as you probably know and smoky quartz are good for absorbing negative energy.

    Some days I feel that fear creeping in and I just repeat my mantras: My body perfectly supports the healthy growth and development of my baby... My baby is healthy and strong... It is really what gets me through. I have another u/s next week and I break out in a sweat just thinking of it. I truly believe this baby is going to be born live and healthy but the memories of the losses is so strong too.

    You are doing all the right things Michelle - I hope and pray so much that this is your month. I want your friendship over in PAML!

    Debbie - I think today is the day you are having your procedures am I right? I am thinking of you Sweetie. Please come in and tell us how you went.

    Willow - I am glad you feel cheered by Michelles gorgeous presence. YOu will get there Willow keep coming in here and getting support. We all need each other!

    Love to you all...

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    Deb - I know what you mean about a few roos loose!! I went to work with acupuncture needles (they look like bandaids) in my ears after going back after Caitlyn's birth and got a few comments / questions - when they eventually noticed!!! The needles were (according to my acupuncturist) the equivalent of 5mg valium!!! I felt great and they really helped with the management of those acute days. I don't get them at the moment (don't feel that I need them) but they were great at the time. As for the crystals - not telling work about them (or Kazz's booties!! )

    Keep those prayers going for me. I want to join you on the *other side* too!! And your ultrasound next week will be fine too - and another excuse to check out Egbert!! Something to look forward to.

    Willow - how are you today???

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    Hey Michelle, I'm really good today (makes a nice change!) thanks for asking!

    Spent a lovely day in the garden with my little DD mainly just weeding, watering and tidying up (and her making a mess playing in the bird bath and making mud pies...three wardrobe changes later!!) after the wind on Saturday - we live really close to the old ADI site (which is basically just a huge lot of vacant government land, where the emus and kangaroos run free!) and there are heaps of HUGE gum trees all around us. There were broken branches, leaves and bark everywhere!

    Was another one of those days where I am eternally grateful that I only have to work 2 days a week. I've been thinking a lot lately that if I never get to share another little life then at least I've been lucky enough to spend as much time as I do with the gorgeous little creature that I do have. I don't want to miss a moment in this child's life. She truly is my one joy (as is my DH of course!!).

    Maybe that's my lesson in all of this - be truly grateful and cherish that which I do have. There has to be a lesson in there somewhere amongst all the pain. That's what I tell myself to make it bearable anyway....

    Hope you are well. I keep all of us in my prayers and thoughts and hope that there is some joy for us this month.

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    Willow, I truly believe that we all have lessons from the pain in our lives. I don't though necessarily believe we need pain to learn, just that when Pain and Difficulty visit us we eventually can look through that curtain and see some valuable lessons. They are different for each of us and sometimes they are not clear. That is life's journey (I believe). I think it can help to *ask* that our lessons be gentle ones. Sometimes I believe the the same thing bites us until we finally turn around and face it. Acceptance and detatchment are very difficult sometimes but helpful. It sounds like you had a great time in the garden with your daughter. I have no doubt she will have a sibling one day - you are sounding stronger and more positive each day.
    Michelle - I had a giggle at your story - I can just see it! I have no doubt you will join me in PAML very soon. I can't wait!

    Love to you both...

    Are you about Debbie? I hope things are going well and you have recovered from day theatre... :hugs:

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    Pre-empting by 1 day but ..... wooo hooo Deb!!! You are a quarter of the way through!!!

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    Sorry girls, yes I'm here. Have had some problems logging in hence my period of absence. Had procedure on Monday and the good news is that everything is in working order. Actually, don't know if that is good news or not! Anyway, see specialist again in 2 weeks and will see what we do next.
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    Hey Debbie, glad to hear everything went well for you, I know you were understandably anxious about the procedure.

    It is great news that everyhing is in working order but I understand your frustration at not having an 'answer', I feel the same way a lot of the time although its pretty early days for us.

    GL, Let us know how you go with your specialist.

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