Elderberry Pavlovas And The Eternal Sausage of Wang (Part 4): a frightfully good thread for the over-30s TTC their first baby.

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viviennewestwould Fri 25-Jan-13 18:58:59

Over here, sausage-wangers!

Boodle9 Fri 15-Feb-13 19:37:14

Hello! Just checking in to say I have tightly crossed fingers for 2cats, but also feeling a bit jealous as AF has rolled in right on schedule at 9DPO (after 2 days of spotting). Am I absolutely bloody bonkers to wish I could have a normal, nail-biting 2 week wait like everyone else?

Happy belated birthdays to Happy and Aquarius. My birthday was very recent too, but I was too scared to say when it was as I have 'outing' fear! smile

Sidney, good news that things are on the move; I do understand how you feel about having mixed feelings though! As Captain has already said, your pelvic scan may well involve the 'dildocam' - it's certainly what mine involved! When my doctor booked me in for the scans she said I might have to have it, depending on how good a 'view' the sonographer got from the abdominal scan. As it turned out, my sonographer said she got a great view from my abdominal scan but that she'd prefer to do the internal scan, just to cover all bases. She gave me the choice and I figured I might as well! It really was absolutely fine - much more dignified than a smear test as she only had to look at (ahem) "me" for a couple of seconds, and then she was concentrating on the screen. Can't remember if you were around at the time, but this was all last month just as my AF spotting was starting, so I had to explain and ask if that was OK before she started! blush

Does anyone have any idea how long I should wait before my fertility specialist referral comes through? I saw the doctor 3 weeks ago now. I don't mind having to wait for the appointment...I just want to know when it is!

Pipbin Fri 15-Feb-13 22:03:24

Evening ladies
2Cats, what news? Did you really only dtd once this month?

Soph80 Fri 15-Feb-13 22:11:31

2cats - yeh know the stats aren't great for IUI but I'm so much happier now that we seem to have more of a plan. So excited about you POAS tomorrow lol!!!!

Sydney - oh god I hope you're right! x

Bunnygirlie Fri 15-Feb-13 23:28:49

Evening all, I have nothing to add at the mo, just waiting for AF to come is a right pain in the arse! Another 10 or more days to go!!!

2cats222 Sat 16-Feb-13 00:31:33

Pip yes just once the right time this month. We are TTC failures!! Will keep you all posted in the morn, DH said he could see the shadow from yesterday so hoping FF was right and I'm only 10dpo and therefore early testing!!

Rache1S Sat 16-Feb-13 09:22:28

Any news 2cats? I can't stand the suspense!! grin

captainmoll Sat 16-Feb-13 09:35:46

<drums fingers impatiently, living vicariously through 2cats>

Pipbin Sat 16-Feb-13 09:54:17

Damn 2Cats I would be up at 6, even on a Saturday if I was you.

twinklestar2 Sat 16-Feb-13 09:59:28

Sidney I never had the abdominal scan I had the pelvic scan.

Fx for 2cats

2cats222 Sat 16-Feb-13 10:02:20

Ha ha, sorry to keep you waiting, woke at 6 to take my temp and its dropped below cover line so AF will be on its merry way. Hence not leaping out of bed to POAS

Bunnygirlie Sat 16-Feb-13 10:15:08

Bumsy, sorry to hear that 2cats

Rache1S Sat 16-Feb-13 10:22:15

Have you POAS anyway? Stranger things have happened smile

Pipbin Sat 16-Feb-13 11:28:20

It's not over until the witch sings.
POAS.

2cats222 Sat 16-Feb-13 16:23:16

Have followed instructions but nothing I'm afraid. Damnit!!

Soph80 Sat 16-Feb-13 17:42:15

Oh I was so excited for you, although no AF yet so theres still chance!! I actually woke up thinking of you this morning!!!!

2cats222 Sat 16-Feb-13 19:57:30

Bless you! I'm pretty confused what is happening as still spotting quite a lot which is not 'normal' for me... Like you say it's not over yet!

Soph80 Sat 16-Feb-13 20:23:40

Oh really hope you are! Does your temp drop stay up when your pregnant then? x

2cats222 Sat 16-Feb-13 20:31:37

Yes, your temp normally drops just before AF but stays high if you are pregnant. To be fair i've had fairly erratic temps all cycle but it was a big drop.

2cats222 Sat 16-Feb-13 20:46:03

Am tempted to test once more because if it stays down tomorrow I will know i'm out (and therefore no more testing this cycle sad I love testing!). Got very very faint cramping (it's not cramping but I cant think of a better word as it's not pain but it's a feeling) behind my belly button, and seriously sore boobs (as in if i lean forward they hurt (and i'm only a B cup so it's not like they're swinging around!). It's all odd. But then again I do this EVERY month!!

Soph80 Sat 16-Feb-13 20:49:27

really? Ive not done the bbt thing yet but think I will next cycle. I just get really hot with the clomid so don't know whether it will work x

2cats222 Sat 16-Feb-13 21:04:23

I believe that your overall temps will be higher due to the clomid but otherwise you will get the same trend. It takes a while to get into the habit but def worth it and it makes me feel better to know there are other mad women waking up at stupid o'clock to take their temperature

Bunnygirlie Sat 16-Feb-13 22:59:40

Crikey if I did temping aswell I think DH would freak out!!!

2cats222 Sat 16-Feb-13 23:19:04

Bunny honestly I found it gave me peace of mind and wasn't another thing I stressed about. We don't usually talk about it except occasionally DH wakes up asking if I took my temp I'm bad at waking with the alarm!

happylass Sat 16-Feb-13 23:36:42

Sorry to hear that things aren't looking quite so positive 2cats but as the others said its not over yet!

Bunny I second what 2cats said. Temping isn't at all stressful for me. Most of the time I do it half asleep and DP is always out for the count so he doesn't even notice! Very reassuring to see that temperature going up at the time it should.

AF due for me in next few days. Only gonna POAS if it hasn't arrived by Thursday as DP off to France and want to know either way before he goes!

Bunnygirlie Sun 17-Feb-13 09:30:48

Very quiet on here lately, where is everyone?!?

Quick question, I take folic acid but I have read you need vitamin b12 too, what do you all take?

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