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user banned Due December 8; 16 kids; Massachusetts 6396 posts
17th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting nurselindsey:</b>" Yes!!!! :) Awesome news! So glad you've been exposed to a disease :wink:"</blockquote>




lol! I think a lot of people are positive meaning they have had it before and don't even know it!

LindseyLou+2 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Washington 6600 posts
17th Jan '13
Quoting Mrs.O♥:" <blockquote><b>Quoting nurselindsey:</b>" I wish you could too. It's hard to digest ... [snip!] ... done your mandatory pre IUI counseling yet? "</blockquote> Tomorrow morning and sperm is going to be order Saturday!"


Good news! :)



I think your counseling might help some. I've come to the point where I've accepted that I can't change anything. It is what it is. If I don't get pregnant with IUI than that's okay. We'll still pursue it obviously.... I want a baby. We can always adopt. If that doesn't work out than I've got Jace and my husband and that's all that matters.

user banned Due December 8; 16 kids; Massachusetts 6396 posts
17th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting nurselindsey:</b>" Good news! :) I think your counseling might help some. I've come to the point where I've accepted ... [snip!] ... I want a baby. We can always adopt. If that doesn't work out than I've got Jace and my husband and that's all that matters. "</blockquote>




Exactly. Your so right! I keep having to remind myself that, I always say "we were given this life because we are strong enough to live it" good days are more frequent though.

LindseyLou+2 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Washington 6600 posts
17th Jan '13

So funny story.... I got my sperm. And I guess I imagined that the tank would be something like from the movie Baby Mama (like coffee mug size). Nope!!! See.....
I put it next to my couch so you can see something for comparison



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ETA I think I might tell Jace his brother or sister is in the box LOL j/k

LindseyLou+2 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Washington 6600 posts
17th Jan '13
Quoting Mrs.O♥:" <blockquote><b>Quoting nurselindsey:</b>" Good news! :) I think your counseling ... [snip!] ... myself that, I always say "we were given this life because we are strong enough to live it" good days are more frequent though."


I love that quote :)

user banned Due December 8; 16 kids; Massachusetts 6396 posts
17th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting nurselindsey:</b>" So funny story.... I got my sperm. And I guess I imagined that the tank would be something like from ... [snip!] ... my couch so you can see something for comparison ETA I think I might tell Jace his brother or sister is in the box LOL j/k"</blockquote>



Hahaha! A girl I know who used a donor took pictures with her container. It's so big you can sit on it. Hi spermies!!!!!! Baby D is in there!!!!!!

Amelia [26 wks Boy!] Due July 20; 4 angel babies; Tallahassee, Florida 14359 posts
17th Jan '13
Quoting nurselindsey:" So funny story.... I got my sperm. And I guess I imagined that the tank would be something like from ... [snip!] ... my couch so you can see something for comparison ETA I think I might tell Jace his brother or sister is in the box LOL j/k"


Holy wow. That's huge.

LindseyLou+2 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Washington 6600 posts
17th Jan '13
Quoting Mrs.O♥:" <blockquote><b>Quoting nurselindsey:</b>" So funny story.... I got my sperm. And I ... [snip!] ... who used a donate took pictures with her container. It's so big you can sit on it. Hi spermies!!!!!! Baby D is in there!!!!!!"


LOL I was thinking about taking a picture with it on my stomach or like sitting criss cross apple-sauce style with it in the middle.



I hope we've got a baby in 2 weeks :) I was wrong on his count... there's 70.7 million mobile sperm in this sample. It's unwashed but we still should have a really good count after the washing. The coordinator guy was really nice. He wants to know if we get a BFP (I think they keep a record of it) and wished us luck!

LindseyLou+2 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Washington 6600 posts
17th Jan '13
Quoting Amelia Margaret:" Holy wow. That's huge."


Yeah! The tank takes up the whole box. I just haven't messed with the box at all.

user banned Due December 8; 16 kids; Massachusetts 6396 posts
17th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting nurselindsey:</b>" LOL I was thinking about taking a picture with it on my stomach or like sitting criss cross apple-sauce ... [snip!] ... The coordinator guy was really nice. He wants to know if we get a BFP (I think they keep a record of it) and wished us luck!"</blockquote>




You should totally do that!!!!!!!



That's awesome! I'm like so excited for you!!!

LindseyLou+2 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Washington 6600 posts
17th Jan '13
Quoting Mrs.O♥:" <blockquote><b>Quoting nurselindsey:</b>" LOL I was thinking about taking a picture ... [snip!] ... and wished us luck!"</blockquote> You should totally do that!!!!!!! That's awesome! I'm like so excited for you!!!"


lol it'd be a good picture for the baby book, right?! :wink:



Thank you. I really really really hope this is it!

user banned Due December 8; 16 kids; Massachusetts 6396 posts
17th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting nurselindsey:</b>" lol it'd be a good picture for the baby book, right?! :wink: Thank you. I really really really hope this is it! "</blockquote>




Fingers crossed for both of us!!!! :)

LindseyLou+2 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Washington 6600 posts
17th Jan '13

So, question for you ladies!



I have a life long friend. We've been friends for 20 years. Our kids were born 9 months apart, and they're friends. She's been TTC since March of 2009 with no luck. She recently searched out an RE. They found a large cyst on her right ovary, which was removed about a month ago. She was told before the surgery that this cyst being removed would probably relieve all of their infertility issues and they'd have no problem getting pregnant.
Okay, so meanwhile, I've keep her up to speed with our infertility issues. So I text her today that I was picking up our sperm and we'd be doing our IUI this weekend most likely. She responded with something like "good luck" or something like that.
When I was at Target today, I went through the baby section (I've seriously got a problem with looking at baby stuff). I couldn't help but notice how the prices of everything have gone up since Jace was a baby. I text her something to that affect that diapers used to be like 0.17 each (I break down the box cost to per diaper cost - now they're about 0.26 each) and I remember paying like $60 (now $150 retail) for my pack n play and I paid like $140 for my breast pump (now $300). She text me back like, "I really can't talk about this right now. Like good for you and good luck with your baby just don't talk to me about it please."
Come to find out at her follow up appointment (after her surgery) she was diagnosed with endometriosis, a thin uterus wall, and she also got an infection from the surgery itself.
I felt like a big ol B after that. But was I wrong? Would you have been offended/upset? Sorry for my long posts today. This is really the only place I get to let all this baby stuff out.

LindseyLou+2 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Washington 6600 posts
17th Jan '13
Quoting Mrs.O♥:" <blockquote><b>Quoting nurselindsey:</b>" lol it'd be a good picture for the baby ... [snip!] ... :wink: Thank you. I really really really hope this is it! "</blockquote> Fingers crossed for both of us!!!! :)"


:!: This!

Amelia [26 wks Boy!] Due July 20; 4 angel babies; Tallahassee, Florida 14359 posts
17th Jan '13
Quoting nurselindsey:" So, question for you ladies! I have a life long friend. We've been friends for 20 years. Our kids were ... [snip!] ... have been offended/upset? Sorry for my long posts today. This is really the only place I get to let all this baby stuff out. "


I never really understood why some infertiles are incapable of supporting their friends' pregnancies. I get that it sucks to watch your friends experience the one thing you are so desperate for, I do! But my infertility has absolutely nothing to do with theirs and I know if there was a way they could help me, they would. So I DOUBLY don't get being that way to a friend who has also suffered infertility. Sorry, I have no advice. Just that I don't get it.