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CALLING ALL WOMEN OF STRENGTH!!!

A strong woman works out every day to keep her body in shape…
But a woman of strength builds relationships to keep her soul in shape.
A strong woman isn't afraid of anything…
But a woman of strength shows courage in the midst of fear.
A strong woman won't let anyone get the better of her…
But a woman of strength gives the best of herself to everyone.
A strong woman makes mistakes and avoids the same in the future…
A woman of strength realizes life's mistakes can also be unexpected blessings and capitalizes on them.
A strong woman wears a look of confidence on her face…
But a woman of strength wears grace.
A strong woman has faith that she is strong enough for the journey…
But a woman of strength has faith that it is in the journey that she will become strong.
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Leighanne:Jaedyn Michael Born on 2/10/09  Now is 18months 21lbs and 31 inches long  
Vortex: On 4/20/2009, Sahana was born! (Check out her pics!!!)  
Joyce: 5/28/09 Daniel Joseph was born, 8lbs, 8oz and 19 3/4 inches long.  
Jessie: 6/11/09 Zachary Kaden arrived at 5:43am. 7 lbs, 12 oz and 20.5 inches long  
Armyprincess: 7/24/09, Jeremy Michael was born 9lbs, 3 ozs & 20 inches  
Stacey: 8/12/09, Jake Harrison was born a healthy 6lbs! Check out his handsome pics!  
Arlotheslug:  Home loving her little girl!!!  See her beautiful pics! :)  
Kaylee_Frye: Hayden Elizabeth was born 9/12/09; 6lb 12 oz and 19.5 inches!  
Luvkayln: Adalynn Noel was born healthy & beautiful on 12/7/09! 6 pounds, 15 ounces!!!  Check out her beautiful pics!  
Dnikkki: Welcome Peyton Therese!!! Born 2/2/10 at 9:47 p.m. 6 pounds, 6 ounces & 19 inches long!  
Mommyin10: Richard Clay, III & Ava Kathleen were born 2/18/10! He was 4 lbs, 5oz, born at 12:15 a.m. She weighed 3lbs, 14oz, born at 12:16 a.m.    
Sbumblebeeo: Shelby Rachel arrived on April 1st, 7 pounds, 1 ounce, 20 inches long! :)  
Help4baby:  Twin boys were born on April 30 6 lb 5oz & 7 lb 4oz  
kmcarino:  Ryan Joseph was born Sunday, 6/20/10 at 2:33 pm.  He's a healthy 7 lbs, 02 ounces and 20 1/2 inches long =)  
ad_06:  Welcome, Conner Jamison! Born 7/17 at 5:13 pm, 8 lbs, 2 oz, 19 1/2 inches long :)  
Rachjas: Baby girl was born 7/16!  Congrats, Mommy!  Update with details  
=)  

trh0819:  BFP! 16 weeks :)  
Guesito: BFP!!! 12wks!! U/S  Perfect!, but found vanishing twin ((HUGS))


Michelleinhawaii: BFP - Send prayers & positive thoughts :)

Luvkayln: 3DPO!!
Bfromthed: Waiting for AF to return & +OPK on 9/17 ((HUGS and PRAYERS))
krichar:   CD23- Started meds on 9/25!!! FET October 25!!!
Keyan:  CD23, Needs Endometrium Biopsy done ((HUGS))  



Waiting for an update:  
Candie ((Miss you!!))      
Hannah  
pyar  
Nino7  
BabyMadd  
princessJam  
SammyJ  
jmh2005  

Taking a Break  
Lina    
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by sbumblebeeo , 4 hours ago
krichar-  LOTS OF LUCK TO YOU!!!!! .
  
by luvkayln , 2 hours ago
Hi ladies! I got my +opk on Thursday (CD 14) and another one on Friday! So according to my tracker, I'm 2 dpo today, although I really think it's 3dpo b/c I didn't feel any O pains past Friday. Oh well, at least I'm in my 2ww! :) We bd'd Wed thru Fri so we'll see! I'm thinking I may follow bfromthed and have a progesterone test done just to make sure?? Although I'm pretty sure b/c I'm not having O pains at all anymore, and that's my key sign... I'll probably still have it checked though! lol!
Bfromthed- I'm sure if you would've waited one more day it would've been more accurate, and would've showed that you did in fact O! I would call and double check with your Dr. Maybe you can have another one done just to reassure yourself! :)

Dnikki- Mommyin10 texted me that too! That's SO gross! Uugh!! I put Addy on Enfamil and seems to be doing great with it! Hopefully Peyton will adapt ok too! :) Lucky you, wish I had some time off from work too! ;)

Krichar- Yayyy!! Look at you! I LOVE how positive you are! :) I agree, this IS your cycle!!! :) Good luck!!!!


I already did this once and I pressed something and it deleted everything lol!!! I'll update on myself later!

If I got anyone's updates wrong, let me know! Have a great day everyone!!

Hugs, Love and SSBD to all :-)
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luvkayln,
my dh and me live outside the US due to my dh work. The doctor gave a prescription, but in the US they dont accept any prescription from non US doctor. Funny they ship to military us address outside US and they ship to international address. I asked them how come!!!

My dr in the US he cant give me one now since he didnt see me for sometime now... I guess, business is business!!

I asked my friend to ask her dr. if he can give her a prescription for estradiol. I have no idea if he will accept or not !! I say even if it was under her name. I still can order it.

bfromthed,
I believe that the sample will be as good :) no worries.

The other day, one of my friend told me something made me smile :) she said: if you want really want to get pregnant too bad and from the bottom of your heart... you will sooner or later.. God will give you one.
  
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478429 tn?1265244387
Hey ladies :-) Starting a new thread - It will still be titled "Calling All Women of Strength"
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bfromthed- Ya know, even if you ovulate from the side where you have no tube doesn't mean you are actuallhy out for that month! Your right tube can actually reach over there and grab the egg once it's released! This is what my friend's Dr told us, and she actually only has one tube to a tubal she had. 2 months later she was pregnant again and is now 6 months along! So anyway, don't count yourself out! ;)
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449498 tn?1338772039
Well, I'm officially in my 2ww. My temp was even higher this morning. We have absolutely no chance of anything happening this month, we be'd 5 days before O day! :( Oh well... We wanted to take a little break and just monitor my cycles for the next couple months, just to see what's going on with them. I know in May I didn't ovulate until when AF should've come, on CD 32. This month I know the spotting I experienced wasn't a true period, no way it could have been honestly, so that means I O'd on CD 39 this cycle. I was researching last night on ways to regulate your cycle w/o using BC pills and the only thing that really popped out at me that sounded like something I would want to do is fertility blend for women. Anyone ever used it?? It said it helped with regulating ovulation and cycles.


Nino7- Oh, I see. Aww, I wish there was a way you could get it too! :( But if your Dr suggested them, why can't he just give you a prescription for it? Why does it have to be ordered online?
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342693 tn?1425621476
thank you I too hope that this is our month even though all my o pains were from the left side where I have no tube who knows what God has in store....I will have my progesterone drawn next Thursday
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342693 tn?1425621476
thanks for the well wishes ...not sure they just gave us the total and said that was excellent...that was with our old re 1 year ago but the new re is in a new health system so he has to give another sample but he is in training right now during regular business hours for the next 16 weeks so we will continue to move forward and when time permits he will do the sample....praying with some miracle that this month is it and I dont have to worry anymore
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bfromthed,
I agree with you that sometime we need to change RE. Some are better, some we feel more relax with. Anyway, its credence, we don’t know what exactly they are doing until we see the results. Therefore, all we can do is trust and hope.  Good luck to you and your dh. By the way, 319 million is very good, is that total or per ml?

luvkayln,
Yes, am reading and researching a lot. I need  to help myself  because I really want a baby.
I took estradiol, but it seems its not enough to increase my endo. My doctor suggested taking vaginal cream, patches, or injections, but since my dh and me are not living in the US currently, I don’t have verified US prescription to order them online  (here there is only pills). I wish I can find a way to get them :(
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449498 tn?1338772039
Hi ladies! So, Fertility Friend has me at 3dpo today. Weird... I have had fertile cm lately and did notice some O pains during my spotting. We'll see what my temps do tomorrow. It doesn't matter if I did O, b/c we didn't bd at all! lol!! Oh well...!

Candie- Hi you! :) Gosh it's so good to hear from you! Of course we wouldn't take you off the list!! We knew you would come back to us! ;) Ok, so I highly reccomend injectables!! We used them the cycle we got pregnant with Addy, and I had less side affects with them than I did with clomid. Plus, clomid is known to dry up your CM, making it harder to have fertile cm and injectables don't affect that at all. The only thing I had was soreness at the injection site, but you just have to switch them up every day. That's great that your ovarian reserve is good, and the only thing really is your luteal phase, which honestly the progesterone will really help with that! We used injections for 2 months and got pregnant, whereas we tried for 6 or 7 months with clomid and no pregnancy. I'm not saying clomid won't work, it just didn't work for us! Will you be doing iui with this as well? I know that will increase your chances big time! When will you be starting all this? I can only imagine where your thoughts are right now, and I know you do want a baby! I'm happy and hopeful for you!! :)

bfromthed- Congrats on the new re!! That's great, this gives you new hope! It definately sounds like they really care!! :) That's how my re was! He's always say, "Ok, let's get you pregnant!" Haha! I loved him!!! But, I'm truely hoping for a bfp this month, and you don't have to worry about it! :)

Nino7- Sorry about AF, but it sounds like you've been researching and have a new plan! That's great! :) Good luck to you this cycle!!!

Guesito- Oh wow, yayy!!! Congrats!!!! I'm so excited for you! I'm thinking a boy too, don't know why! ;)

Krichar-lol, thank you!!! :) I'm sorry the meds are affecting you like that! That *****!! You don't have to take it much longer, right? I think once you get done taking the stimulating meds, and things start progressing with the transfer, that you will start getting more excited and hopeful!!! :)

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342693 tn?1425621476
went to new re today she seems very thorough...took 13 tubes of blood even scheduled dh to come in for karotyping and another semen analysis the last one was 319 million but since Im in a new health system we have to stat from scratch. She said if no bfp this cycle all my bloodwork should be in and we will have some type of plan in place...she seems good...so fresh eyes, fresh ears, and who knows.
God Bless
Sticky Vibes and Baby Dust to us all!
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Hey ladies,
its my CD1 today. I took one of my Medhelp advise and I ordered Raspberry leaf tea. I started taking it from today.

I hope it helps in improving my endo, so we can do the iui this month.

I also read that vitamin E may help improve the endo thickness, so I will give it a try this month...

My prayers to whom wants a baby :)
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342693 tn?1425621476
so happy for you Im thinking boy not sure why but keep me posted!
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574521 tn?1313495146
Super excited... They moved up my 4D U/S to this Sat 10/23 3 days til we find out our munchkins sex... Hopefully he/she cooperates =)
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Thanks for checking out the pics.  You are right I am soooo lucky to have her.  I am sorry you are having a hard time on these meds.  I pray it all works out sooner rather than later but the truth is as long as you don't give up it will work out sooner or later.  It just has too!  Lots of SSBD to you!!!!
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Good morning ladies.  It's been quite a while since I've checked in and I was very touched to see that my name is still on your list!  It's good to see so many familiar names and so many new little ones.

I wish I had good baby news to share, but just thought I'd let you all know that I'm doing OK.  We are now well over 4 years of TTC, so needless to say it's been a hard road.  I recently saw an RE who feels that my ovarian reserve is decent, but not that great for a 30 year old.  Plus, I have a luteal phase defect with my average cycle being only about 23 days.  He feels that our best chance would be IVF, but DH and I have done much soul searching and know that this is not an option we want to pursue.  So, we still do have the option to use injectibles to stimulate ovulation, accompanied by an HCG trigger shot and progesterone supplements.  We just met with him about 2 weeks ago, so we're still trying to digest it all.

Basically for us, we feel in our heart that we need to make a decision.  It's too hard to live every day hoping for something that seems so out of reach.  With so much trying and never one BFP, we feel it's coming down to whether we want to push the issue, or whether we should just accept our life as it is.  I'd welcome any thoughts, as well as any advice/warnings on the meds from those of you who've used them.

Well, my best to all of you.  I really am happy to see that so many of you have started your families, and my prayers are with those of you still on your journey.  
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574521 tn?1313495146
I too felt that way for my last cycle, I was taking estrace as well. My emotions where everywhere I cried a lot, Just hang in there and stay positive!! This is your month!!!
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342693 tn?1425621476
feeling really bloated today and still having the o twinges...will have progesterone test on next Tuesday :-)
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Hey everyone!!! I seem so out of touch...I have been so busy just in life and trying to get ready for this cycle. 3 more days till lining check and transfer in probably 7 days. Everything seemed to be going great up until this week. I guess a week and a half of estrace seems to be taking a toll on me. I am crying at EVERYTHING!!! Also i have been riddeled with terrible bouts of anxiety and a sense of dread! It may just be the meds but all of a sudden i am aware it may not even work  at all this time. I don't know what to do???

guesito- Congrtas on feeling the baby move...you must be over the moon!!! And you are going to fine out the sex in no time...How exciting!!!!

Luvkayln- I hope your body straightens itself out soon...you can say so from me in a very stern voice!! LOL!! It must be super frustrating to not know what is going on!!! I can only imagine!

mommyin10- I am so glad to see you are back and that the twins are doing great!! I can't wait to see pics of them in their costumes...i bet they look sooooo cute!!

mlward3- Welcome and sorry for your loss. I too had a miscarriage back in february at 12 weeks. It was from an FET so we are still trying...it is just a waiting game. I hope this cycle works for you!

sbumblebeeo- I checked out your new pics....and Shelby is absolutley adorable!!! You are one lucky mama!!!

SammyJ- I am so glad to see you are back on board!! I hear you on the hoplessness. After 4 failed iui's, 1 failed fresh IVF and 2 misscarriages from FET there isn't a lot of hope left...but what else can we do. We have to try to hope as much as we can!!!
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I have been so emotional thanking god every da y it. Still hasn't sunk in. Grandbaby is good she's the smartest little girl I know...she's 14 mths already.  How is everything going with u?
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agggrrrr..I think I hit too much backspace and it deleted the message.

Luvkayln: I am sorry about the BFN, I do think it was AF, here and there I've been having very light AF, I know is AF because it is around the time it should be. think of it as if is just making it more interesting to TTC...;o)

mommy: I am so happy your babies are doing so good. happy 8 months!

Guesito: everytime I read your post, I can feel your excitment!!! congrats....btw how is your grandbaby?

Sbumblebleeo: I am so sorry you and Dh had to experience such a difficult situation. hopefully this was just the beginning to a full recovery!

Dnikki: how are you feeling? any better? hopefully the doc will find a way to ease your pain. It was around this time last year we met, right? how fast!!

I think I am CD16, not really paying much attention to my cd, not temping, I figuere I would take it easy before we try IUI....my appt is next week oct 26, I am starting to get scared, everywhere I read, almost every post, is just about how awful it was, I don't even know why I did the research...I am used to pain, but I don't know why this time is making me so anxsious.
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291233 tn?1347297526
Posted new pictures of Shelby....
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342693 tn?1425621476
Ok here we go + OPK at 430 am triggered at 5am and covered our bases. All the o pains were on the left (I  have no tube there) we will cover our bases for the next 2 days. I am mentally prepared for bfn since I have no tube on my left and looking forward to next cycle since they say each month you o from the opposite side that you o'd from the previous month. So progesterone check in 1 week to be sure we o'd and the wait begins....again already doubtful but not defeated. God Bless us all...sticky vibes and baby dust!
Beatrice
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449498 tn?1338772039
Ok ladies, the test was neg! Not suprised though! My temp was low again this morning at 97.3, which is pre O temps for me. I'm really starting to think that it was just a funky AF...! I have been a bit more stressed this month, and maybe it's just taking a bit to get back to normal after my m/c. I went ahead and put my first day of spotting as light in my tracker, b/c that was the "heaviest" day of spotting for me. So if this is accurate, I'm CD 8 today. I think we'll hold off on really trying until the new year. I want to give my body time to get back on track. I will continue to monitor my cycles and will still chart my temps so I know what's going on. We will not prevent obviously so if it happens, it happens! :) I just don't want to stress over it when my poor body just needs to get back to normal before I start adding more stress to it!

Sammy_J- Yes!! Keep up that awesome attitude!! You're absolutely right! It WILL happen, it's just a matter of when. :) Thanks for holding out the luck for me, but I think I've finally got this all figured out and it was really a funky AF. At least it's trying to get more regulated I hope! My first cycle was 25 days long after my m/c, my 2nd AF after was only 19 days long, and if this really was an AF, then that puts me at a 31 day cycle, which is more normal for me.

Bfromthed- I looked at your chart yesterday, and honestly I think it looks great! Your +opk is on it's way!!! :)
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342693 tn?1425621476
Good luck testing and thanks they say after a d & c depends on the body it can take 12weeks to get things back "regular" just anxious but I do understand.... Keep us posted and thanks for the support!
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Yay, so happy it stopped!! Best of luck for your hpt, praying for a bfp for you this time. Thanks for the sweet message. Its gonna happen when its gonna happen, but I do know its GONNA happen coz I'm gonna make it. So why stress... well lets see if I feel the same at beta time ;)
Positive vibes, SSBD and many hugs,
Sam
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