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D❤L 2 kids; Sunnydale, CA, United States 2715 posts
3rd Nov '12
Quoting Hugger-Mugger:" If I can ask, how are some of you ladies affording IVF? DH and I make a good living for ourselves, just ... [snip!] ... be in. We can totally do 100-400 a month for the RE, just I dont see us being able to do it without taking out credit for it."


Honestly, saving for years.. I've been saving for 6 years now! We got pregnant with DD, insurance covered the IUI. Since we didn't have to pay OOP we decided to save the money up to buy a house. Now we're trying to save for both IVF and a good down payment on a house.



ETA; I'm trying to become more frugal so we can save more.

user banned Due December 8 (boy); 16 kids; Massachusetts 6396 posts
3rd Nov '12

Wicked baby fever today!!!



I went to a tastefully simple party tonight that my cousins wife planned, yum!!! And her sister was there with her 8 week old daughter that I got to hold. As we were chatting I found out she had done IVF due to her husband having low sperm count. I felt excited to say "well, me too!!" Lol we chatted about her experience and she gave me advice and wished me well. I felt strong and for some odd reason, pride. I don't know why. I just can't wait to start. As I was holding her baby, I just couldn't stop thinking about the baby I will call mine :)



Anyways, I'm trying to stay positive but it's hard. I'm having more bad days (sad days) than good ones with moments of happiness. I just can't lose hope, I try my best. Sometimes I feel like November is flying by and others I feel like it's going so slow. I'm just nervous and anxious.



We got a letter in the mail regarding DHs surgery. 7am, need to be there an hour early for pre-admission. Oh boy I am NOT a morning person, but this is definitely worth it. I don't think I'll be able to sleep the night before!!

D❤L 2 kids; Sunnydale, CA, United States 2715 posts
4th Nov '12

I'm 8dpo today and I just tested.. I see something on the test but I think it might be the antibody strip :(

cuteexplodenkitties 3 kids; Somewhere, MD, United States 1287 posts
4th Nov '12
Quoting Spookshow Baby☠:" I'm 8dpo today and I just tested.. I see something on the test but I think it might be the antibody strip :("

Don't get sad yet it's still early!

Angel Mommaa Due February 22 (boy); 16 kids; Indianapolis, Indiana 525 posts
4th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting CuteExplodenKitties:</b>" Don't get sad yet it's still early!"</blockquote>




!!!

D❤L 2 kids; Sunnydale, CA, United States 2715 posts
4th Nov '12
Quoting CuteExplodenKitties:" Don't get sad yet it's still early!"


I know it is.. I wouldn't be upset if it was a BFN but the antibody strip came up, at first I was excited that it might be a faint BFP but it's clearly the antibody strip :(



I'm never buying these tests again

D❤L 2 kids; Sunnydale, CA, United States 2715 posts
4th Nov '12

I for sure know that it was the antibody strip.. Somebody just posted a picture of their test, it's the same brand.. It looks like a BFP but it's just the antibody strip.

Amelia [a Mom] 1 child; 4 angel babies; Tallahassee, Florida 15015 posts
4th Nov '12
Quoting Mrs.O♥:" Wicked baby fever today!!! I went to a tastefully simple party tonight that my cousins wife planned, ... [snip!] ... Oh boy I am NOT a morning person, but this is definitely worth it. I don't think I'll be able to sleep the night before!!"


What day is it again? I'm so excited for you!

user banned Due December 8 (boy); 16 kids; Massachusetts 6396 posts
4th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Uh-milly'Yuh:</b>" What day is it again? I'm so excited for you!"</blockquote>




Thank you girl! It's the 28th. I'm so nervous yet excited!

seattlemama3 *NMD* Due December 16 (girl); 19 kids; Spokane, Washington 5427 posts
4th Nov '12

I'm having a bad day! I really shouldn't be nothing is wrong. I'm just siking myself out for this month. We only had sex the day before and the day of my positive opk. I don't know what I was thinking. Actually I know what I was thinking......dh does not have a huge sex drive. I was afraid if we did it again he wouldn't be able to finish then I would be frustrated and he would be disaapinted. Then last night I was exhausted. Due to having sex and laying there I have a raging bladder infection. Luckily I found my old atibiotics for my last one. It feels better today but yesterday was awful. Then after breakfast this morning dh and I tried to sneak away and bd but the kids started fighting and screaming and chasing each other. My dh said that he couldn't do it while that was going on. Now I'm. Just obsessing that we didnt have sex enough and I'm out this month. blahhhh i want out of this funk. vent over sorry.

Ryans Mommy TTC #2 TTC since Jun 2009; 1 child; Madison, West Virginia 1869 posts
4th Nov '12
Quoting Uh-milly'Yuh:" For our first round we obtained a credit card with 0% interest for one year and paid it off over the ... [snip!] ... parents have chipped in about 90%. It's definitely cost prohibitive if you're not lucky enough to be covered by insurance. :("


O wow that sounds awesome!! What is the credit card company? I may need to look into that if the new protocol we will be starting doesn't work
Good Luck Spookshow on you HPT!
Also good luck Mrs. O on your DH;s upcoming surgery!!
Just wanted to fill you in- so friday evening I started having severe sharp pains and thought I was in labor It lasted for about 3 hrs and finally went away. Well since then I've had pressure in pelvic area which is weird, but tolerable. Anyways I think it was a cyst- has anyone else had this before? I wouldn't wish that on my worse enemy.
As for my BBT chart- I've lost time charting every morning. Last night I was at my friends going away party and had a great time being the bartender and all I really enjoyed getting everyone else wasted and not myself....lol.....but I did have a few since I know that I'm not prego. My bbt hasn't rose at all since I O so I know I am out this month, so I'm going to try and enjoy myself and then next month get back on track with TTC (since my RE told me to take this month off). I'm really looking forward to our next IUI! IDK whats been wrong with me though the past couple of days I have been really moody and grouchy maybe PMS setting in?! I hope so I'm so ready to start our new protocol!

Amelia [a Mom] 1 child; 4 angel babies; Tallahassee, Florida 15015 posts
4th Nov '12

I believe it was Wells Fargo Visa. I think it also had a cash back incentive as well. You absolutely have to pay it off within the year though because the interest gets stupid high after that.

Coriann TTC since Jul 2009; 16 kids; Spokane, Washington 2196 posts
4th Nov '12
Quoting seattlemama3 *NMD*:" I'm having a bad day! I really shouldn't be nothing is wrong. I'm just siking myself out for this month. ... [snip!] ... I'm. Just obsessing that we didnt have sex enough and I'm out this month. blahhhh i want out of this funk. vent over sorry. "

i was going to ask you since you live in spokane , if you ever went to edwin robins for infertility and if so what did you think of him ?

LindseyLou+2 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Washington 6606 posts
4th Nov '12
Quoting Mrs.O♥:" Just curious.... does anyone work on Christmas Eve?"


I won't be working on Christmas Eve but I will be working Christmas :(

user banned Due December 8 (boy); 16 kids; Massachusetts 6396 posts
5th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Dicey Wifey:</b>" I won't be working on Christmas Eve but I will be working Christmas :("</blockquote>



Oh that's a bummer! I might be working on Christmas Eve morning... I guess it's not so bad.