The Brookers will get their BFP's by any means necessary, thats the definition of Brooking No Argument!

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Your last thread got somewhat derailed so I thought I would treat you to a lovely shiny new place full of real open fires, fluffy blankets and an aga for baking bread and warming soups and stews. Back on with the job in hand ladies, lets have a round up of who's doing what and when.

link to last thread though I think it's best left behind now!

Nice one Boo smile. And an aga you say? I've brought the pup too. He can entertain us.

Well make sure to leave muddy walking boots by the door Maybe! Just had the rugs cleaned grin <pops a couple of dog beds by the fire>

ControlGeek Wed 25-Sep-13 11:24:59

ooooh boo an aga!!! <drools> thank you!

<watches pup play>

How are you feeling now maybe? I have no knowledge of hyperemesis, does it generally pass after a certain stage?

It's ok Boo I'm more of a slippers girl at the moment wink

I have no idea Geek I think it should start to die down. 14 weeks was my magical turning point I was aiming for. Alas, that has passed grin. But I'm ok!! How are things with you? How is MrG? Was all that business sorted out with his work?

Stacks Wed 25-Sep-13 12:12:11

Hello again. My what a cozy thread Boo, it's appreciated today with the horrible drizzly weather we have here today. Yuk.

DH and I are both feeling quite excited about the prospect of TTC again, and having another baby. We were quite nervous at the idea of 2 DC to start with, but the more thought we've given it the more exciting the prospect is. I'm just really hoping it doesn't take as long as last time. I know 18 months isn't long compared to some, but it's so far from that initial expectation when you decide to start. I was thinking last night how excited I was the first time we dtd without contraception! I'm rambling, sorry.

Nurse and Fox nice to meet you, kind of. I don't really know your situations so I'm a bit reluctant to comment. The ladies on here are wonderful though, so listen to their advice where you can.

I come back with mixed feelings really, it seems so long ago I was sharing my TTC journey with some of you. I sincerely wished you'd all have wee bundles of joy now. I've missed so much of what you've been through, I'm worried I don't really fit any more. Please let me know if you'd rather I joined a different TTC thread. I honestly won't mind. I've spent ages trying to think of a way of saying what I'm thinking, but just can't find the words. I hope you can kind of guess. Hugs.

BeedlesPineNeedles Wed 25-Sep-13 12:40:29

Oh stacks of course you're welcome here. Its Ok to jump the queue come back here to TTC number 2 or 3 or even to get accidently pregnant. It was just the very specific factors that were involved on the other thread that we found a little too much to cope with.

BeedlesPineNeedles Wed 25-Sep-13 12:43:10

Oh and thanks for the new thread boo Can I just confirm that you have employed a fit young man to chop the wood for the open fire (preferably without a shirt on) grin

Oh Stacks, it's lovely to have you back! Don't you dare go anywhere smile. And you're not rambling at all. The first month of TTC is by far the most exciting wink.

Beedle what a good idea. Who is our pin up boy going to be??

ControlGeek Wed 25-Sep-13 13:48:17

<pounces on stacks while the other brookers lock the door> of course you're welcome, I'm sorry you felt you had to ask. beedle has put it perfectly.

<loans beedle my tree feller fella's fit son, who gave me an eyeful of his shirtless chest while he was cooling down after felling my trees a few weeks ago>

maybe oh lovely that doesn't sound nice at all, I really hope it goes soon for you. MrG's work issue will be all sorted officially on 11th October, but he will find out unofficially tomorrow morning <crosses absolutely eeeeeeeeeverything except my legs >

<squeezes Stacks> welcome back lovely smile good luck

Geek brooking and thinking of Mr G for tomorrow <gives Geek another squeeze, so happy to have you back>

Beedle will he do? grin

Oh Geek that's great news. I feel a celebratory meal coming on and shag

<digs another moat so Stacks can't escape>

Oh, my BIL is a tree surgeon. He's pretty fit too

BeedlesPineNeedles Wed 25-Sep-13 14:10:11

boo I'm afraid that the internet at work considers that that link is unsuitable shock shock so I can't look at it

ControlGeek Wed 25-Sep-13 14:36:22

My work internet connection amazingly didn't block that link - ooh la la boo !!!

thank you maybe - obviously all of the brooking is rubbing off on him, too grin We are now on a health kick in prep for IVF nothing like a long lead up! but 11th October is on our 'officially allowed alcohol on this day' list.

How is everybody else doing? I've missed so much (but nothing so much as your company)

hinkyhonk Wed 25-Sep-13 15:02:01

boo 's link didn't come through to this thread but our log cutting friend so that was a bit of a treat up on my massive screen at work while lots of senior people mill about... off to fan myself

blush sorry, I will pop back and try that again <off to delete the clip board on my phone>

Munxx Wed 25-Sep-13 15:10:20

Nice one Boo

Just popping in to issue big squidges and mugs of hot chocolate to those who want.

Fixed the link on the old thread <off for another look at our lumberjack> grin

Ooh, hot chocolate, many thanks Munxx

hinkyhonk Wed 25-Sep-13 15:19:34

no need to apologise boo my tired old eyes perked up at that view!

DinoSnores Wed 25-Sep-13 15:25:30

Just popping in to say hello and thanks for the new thread.

I'm not TTC #4 but only using BFing as contraception (the prescription for Cerazette has been stuck to the noticeboard waiting to be taken to the chemist since my 6 week check!) and wouldn't be too upset if it happened. To be honest, after the time we've had, I find it difficult the idea of ever actively preventing a pregnancy again. AF has made only 2 appearances in the last 7 months so think it is all a bit academic at the moment anyway!

maybe, I've vomited every day I've been pregnant but it is amazing how easy it is to forget about once the baby arrives! Have you tried ginger biscuits? wink (A consultant obstetrician said that to me while I was attached to a drip! Really?! You think I've let myself get in this state and you don't think I've tried ginger biscuits?!)

stacks, exciting to see you back TTC. Feels like just a few months since you were here first time round! Have I missed any other postgrads returning properly?

There are even new people around. Excellent! Will have to go back and work out who people are. I can't believe keep is, what, 30? weeks already! And I am Brooking for Beedles! Geek, hope MrG has a good day with whatever has gone at work (I've missed a lot)!

ControlGeek Wed 25-Sep-13 15:45:24

hink I'm sorry but I'm shaking with silent laughter at your post (my boss is milling around too - best wipe the tears away!)

<gives munx and dino a squidgy hug>

dino my 2-doors-down-neighbour has four little boys, I swear there's barely a year between each of them! They are fab and adorable. If they're anything like cats, which obviously they are not nor am I portraying to be any kind of expert! anything more than one and you really don't notice the extra wink And as for that consultant - the mind boggles!

gringrin glad I could help Hinky grin

Dino I love the way you're looking at ttc (well not ttc but you know what I mean) I'm also feeling odd about preventing pregnancy (prescription for my implant alto stuck on notice board) but for me, my last pg was so hard, and now I have 3 I don't know how I will physically fit another in so it's for best for now.

musicalmrs Wed 25-Sep-13 16:37:07

Lovely new Fred Boo.

Beedles, how is downregging going?

Stacks, how incredibly exciting that you're officially TTCing again! I'm a tad jealous. We're not starting until December or potentially end of Nov when my pills run out. Both DH and I are on all the vitamins we took last time round in preparation though. I'm rather excited, and rather apprehensive all at the same time..

Maybe, are you still signed off of work? Sorry you've been suffering so sad

<waves to everyone else> What's new with all you lovely brookers? I apologise for not posting much, but I read the Freds lots (normally while putting DD to bed!).

Best go, DD is trying to feed a clementine to an increasingly disgruntled cat..

shock did I say 'for now' don't tell DH!! wink

Hi Musical glad to see everyone finding us over here

<sets up disco in the corner ready for all the dancing we have to do>

<Comes in to mark place bringing buns, thinks about it and scoffs all the buns just to be on the safe side> grin

grin Rubber I think you're ok over here, now share the buns! grin

Fox82 Wed 25-Sep-13 18:09:10

Nice to meet you stacks! Exciting you're ttc again! How old is your dc1? And hi to dino too! I don't think we've met! Best of luck with dc4!!

Me and DH are on cycle 11 of ttc #1. I went to the docs tonight about something unrelated, and mentioned that me and DH are ttc. He gave me the name of the female doctor "that deals with all that" (?!) and I have an appointment with her mid oct. It feels nice that something is booked in, as waiting each month only to be faced with disappointment is getting tiring (although I know lots of ladies have been trying/have tried for much longer).

Hope everyone's had a good day

ControlGeek Wed 25-Sep-13 18:20:13

musical the time will fly by between now and the end of November December. It's only 91 days til Christmas, I am reliably informed! Hope you managed to rescue the cat (and the clementine!)

boo shock

rubber oy, you could have saved us a bun or two, I'm starving after having the worst meal out EVAH at lunchtime (18 of us, pre-booked a good couple of weeks ago, took almost 40 minutes to finish taking our orders - at the bar - one at a time! The first meal was brought out and finished before the orders had all been placed. Half the people there had left before the last meal was even brought out, as they had already overrun their 1 hour lunch break)

fox that is fantastic that they are so proactive with you. I really hope they are able to give you a way forward quickly. It doesn't matter whether you've been trying for 6 months or 6 years, it's the not knowing when it's going to happen that is the killer. If it's any help though, our very own sparks was in a similar boat, and got her BFP on her 12th cycle!

AF has nearly departed here, so starting to feel a bit more human again at last. I was even nice to dink boss today wink

<Rushes down the shop, buys all the saffron buns and hevva cake and lays them out for everyone. Makes a pasty for Geek too>

Cornish goodies anyone?

Fox82 Wed 25-Sep-13 18:40:06

Thanks geek, that's really reassuring to hear sparks was in a similar boat and got her bfp! That's so bad about your meal today!! shock I hope you all got your money back! My mum met me for lunch today - good old weatherspoons!

I hope the doctor will get some tests done when I see her, but they don't tend to be very good there, so I'm not holding out much hope. But at least I feel like I'm doing something to move forward. DH is currently sat beside me looking up how much private healthcare is just in case! I didn't leave the surgery with much confidence in them today. I went in as we had a minor car accident on Saturday and I banged my head, but have had migraines for the last 3 days. The doctor just nodded and said its to be expected, and unless my vision is bad, I've got neck ache or feel dizzy then not to worry. I said actually I have been feeling dizzy and had neck ache, and he just said yes that's fine take ibroprofen shock

BlindKitty Wed 25-Sep-13 20:42:53

<falls through door in vest and berbudas, it was that hot in the last thread>

Withalittlesparkle Wed 25-Sep-13 20:50:11

Fox Boo is absolutely right smile we were TTC for 12 months exactly at about the 11 month mark we were referred for testing, after an internal scan they diagnosed me with PCOS. We were booked in to the fertility clinic for treatment as I was told that natural conception was unlikely due to the state of my ovaries.... 4 weeks later.... BAM!!! BFP!!! That was almost exactly 12 months ago, my beautiful little brooking baby was 12 weeks on Sunday!!

I agree that the first couple of months TTC are exciting and fun, its just a shame anyone has to go beyond that!

And agree with Dino Its amazing how quick you do forget everything!!

I'm currently holding AF hostage (first one since Twinks) sooooo that means theres a BFP due for someone!!

<looks round for anyone hiding a ramekin> grin

ControlGeek Wed 25-Sep-13 21:22:54

Crikey sparks I'd forgotten all about your diagnosis! Just goes to show, eh?! Can't believe AF has the cheek to show up so soon for you. That's just not on. Poor show, I say. But 12 weeks, where the hell have they gone?

Not hiding any ramekins here boo, but MrG actually asked me today when AF will be leaving the building shock looks like the 5:2 diet has given his libido a bit of a shake up!

I've only just caught up and I want to hug you all! It's so hard, this journey of TTC, and fraught with anxieties and sensitivities and made all the harder because most of us don't discuss it with people in RL, so things build up. So sorry about what happened on the last thread. It is a very emotive subject.

I am not TTC, but I am going to carry on living vicariously through you lot, if you don't mind! I am still, of course, brooking like mad for every single one of you.

PS Still not had AF since E was born 9 months ago, but when she comes, I will teach that bitch witch a lesson, you mark my words. And of course, when that day comes, that will be the day a brooker gets her BFP. Cos that's how it works!

<Leaves hot chocolate with marshmallows and whipped cream to calm us all down before bedtime>

keepitgoing Wed 25-Sep-13 21:40:25

Good on Mrgeek! smile I'm sorry you're in limbo at the moment geek. Were you talking about donor sperm iui if next ivf round doesn't work? Which it will.

fox the year mark is really tough. Great that you have a gp appt. Do not let them dont you off - you should get day 2 tests, day 21 tests, sperm analysis to start. It's still most likely you'll conceive in the next few months though, so don't panic....s,

keepitgoing Wed 25-Sep-13 21:43:13

dino I like your style of ttc, though not sure I could ever pull off the trying but not trying thing. You're spot on. I'll be 31 weeks on Friday, and still remember your support in the middle of the night the day of my bfp smile

Lovely to see gen and others.

Withalittlesparkle Wed 25-Sep-13 21:44:03

Geek Its crazy mental right?! which means its been well over 12 weeks since I last saw you!! Must fix that sharpish!!

<runs in for a Gen hug>

Geek how is the diet going? Is it very hard to not eat on those days? Am brooking for the 11th.

That's great news Fox it's such a relief to know the ball is rolling isn't it. But that ironic BFP is now well on its way wink

Sparks where is the time going? Scary Mary.

Fox82 Wed 25-Sep-13 22:25:06

Awww sparks that's lovely! What a happy end to your story smile Well fingers crossed the same will happen here!

Thanks for the reassurance that my bfp is on it's way keep and maybe. I'm really going to try and be firm with what I want the doctor to do and make sure I get what I need. 31 weeks keep! Not long now smile

<snuggling down with some of gen's yummy hot chocolate and ignoring the fact that I should be following mrgeek's dieting example>

ControlGeek Thu 26-Sep-13 08:13:43

Gaaah just lost a long post sad Will try and repost from the train or work as I've run out of time now.

<leaves an entire kitchen, waves hands frantically saying help yourselves>

ControlGeek Thu 26-Sep-13 08:41:21

Right, try again - have had to norrow mrg's phone as I left mine at home grrr

keep yes, my pct allows funding for up to three iui cycles and two ivf. Apparently there is no insistence on what order these must be used so I am glad we didn't try iui before ivf.

sparks af appears to have left the building here - will factor her stoopid self in the next time I make plans! We def need to have coffee soon. I need my fix of not so newborn snuggles.

maybe the very first day we fasted was incredibly diffocult. Now it's just a background thing I don't even think about. Mrg is still finding it quite hard though. We have some lovely recipes and treats saved for our fasting days to help us look forwarrd to them more.

Oops train about to arrive!

NoCupcakesOrCocktails Thu 26-Sep-13 10:48:57

Hello Brookers!

Sorry I've been absent, I've had my first AF since my miscarriage so I've been feeling sorry for myself and busy eating chocolate.

I hope everyone is ok.

Nurse I've not got anything to add as such apart from to say I've been there. DH and I lived about 200 miles apart for the first 18 months of our relationship. To say it was rocky when we first moved in is an understatement! Things will get better it just takes time to get used to it all. With you starting your first job as well its no wonder your stressed. How's it going? I found the first 3 months of my first nursing job so hard, there is so much to learn. It will get easier I promise smile

Fox that's promising you've got an appointment booked, you sound a bit like me. I always need to have a plan. Like everyone has said odds are you won't even need it. I know how tough it is getting to that year mark, ill be keeping my fingers crossed that you'll be telling us of your BFP in a few weeks.

Maybe I'm going to come down there and have a word with Fin! I really hope you start feeling better soon. I may join you in a nesquik later smile

Stacks and Musical I'm happy to see you both back and I truly hope it's a short stay for you both x

As for me I'm cracking out my CBFM, not that I think it will help me get a BFP. I'm sure I still haven't ovulated after my miscarriage. I've had no cm since IVF (I've just learnt via google that can happen after IVF) so I just want to use it to keep an eye on my cycle.

No news from my appeal to the pct yet, it's only been a week but I can't stop checking the phone for messages. I even picked it up earlier to check it was working as we had no calls yesterday. I feel like I'm waiting for a guy to call grin

Cups you are entitled to as much chocolate you can fit in wink. What's your chocolate of choice?! I can thoroughly recommend a nesquik. It's fortified with vitamins and minerals don't you know? Am brooking so hard for your appeal. Did they give you an idea of how long it would take?

Scarlett where the flippity flip are you? Have you had your final interview yet? Have you heard back over your appeal? Hope all is good x

Geek I'm pleased your new diet is working. Richard Wilson does it. Interesting fact of the day wink

We are off to look at a house today. It's not exactly what we want, but house prices here are crazy, and we can't afford a 10% deposit, so are going for another new build as you only need 5%. We can always move again when we need more space. I'm just very excited at having a proper house! And a garden for the dog to terrorise the wildlife play in!

anactualnurse Thu 26-Sep-13 11:25:57

Thanks everyone for your support. I'm feeling a bit better, and managed a lie in this morning, which I think has helped. I just need to be patient I suppose (not one of my strengths). Sorry I'm not replying to you all individually, please know that I read your kind words, and they are really appreciated. Your kindness makes me feel less alone and less mental. I will be a better brooker once I get a bit more settled, and have a bit more time on my hands. Am thinking of you all xx

musicalmrs Thu 26-Sep-13 11:27:04

Ooh Maybe that's exciting! Are you looking at staying in the same kind of area? We've just started looking tentatively at houses around your way.. no immediate plans to move but our current place is only a stepping stone. Where you are would be closer to both our families... grin

Cups lots of hugs coming your way. You're allowed as much chocolate as you want. My chocolate of choice today would be one of those Cadbury creation jellybean things. Not impressed by the new curvy blocks mind!

Fox, I was lucky to never get to the 12 month mark last time, but it must be so hard. Lots of hugs and chocolate for you too

When's your next cycle Geek?

Sorry for forgetting lots of people. The problem with the MN app is that you can't go back and check the Fred..

Yes Musical, Chelmsford it is! Whereabouts are you looking? If you need any advice on areas, give me a shout. I've been here and around here all,y life smile

Nurse I'm glad you're feeling a bit better lovely. Just take things as they come. You really will fall into a routine before you know it x

ControlGeek Thu 26-Sep-13 11:59:23

v quick message - MrG passed! His job is safe!!!

Oh yes Geek!! That's made my week.

<dons too-tight hula skirt, and shimmies away>

NoCupcakesOrCocktails Thu 26-Sep-13 12:24:05

Geek that is amazing! Well done Mr Geek x

Maybe I love all chocolate except nutty ones as I'm allergic I'm currently loving white crunch bars that can only be found in random cheap shops.

Good luck with house hunting, if you find something please post a link. I love a bit of house porn!

Music I've never heard of them, I'll be keeping an eye out as I hate to miss out on any new chocolate products.

I think it will take a few weeks for my appeal so I should really calm down on the telephone stalking grin

GEEK that's brilliant! So bloody pleased for you both smilesmilesmile

Loving the hula skirt Maybe

Cups you are an amazing brooker! I'm so pleased I met you. Have {{{{{hugs}}}}} and as much chocolate as you want!!!

Thanks Boo <twirls> <falls over>

I love a crunch bar Cups! Do you know what I have recently rediscovered? The gold bar. Oh yes indeedy.

NoCupcakesOrCocktails Thu 26-Sep-13 12:40:58

Thanks Boo <blushes> your amazing too! I'm so glad I got to meet you and the beautiful booby x

Maybe god I love a gold bar, it's like eating a full days calories in one go. I'm ashamed to admit I've eaten more than one gold bar at a time confused

ScarlettInSpace England Thu 26-Sep-13 12:43:29

blush sorry for missing the meet up. I didn't get dressed until 18.30 on Sunday blush and I was ill for 3 days. Perhaps I had a tummy bug rather than just an old age hangover? <hopeful>

Final interview isn't until the week after next aarrrrrggghhhhh - they are dragging it out! It's because they had to coordinate 4 diaries as I'm meeting the directors <eeek>

In the meantime my current boss is being super nice to me and had a long chat with me yesterday about strategy, opportunites, the future blah blah blah - top tip, if anyone wants to feel valued at work, book a couple of random half days annual leave, it's a big red light that you are unhappy and going for interviews but they can't ask you outright grin

cups I still havent had an entirely normal cycle since I started treatment... This month was the first 28 day-er since February [just before last IVF] and although I had 8 days of hellish sore boobs before-hand I had no spotting and cramps, both of which I always used to get. oh and they are soooooo heavy now, <tmi alert> Super flow tampon lasts 2-3 hours tops in the first 48 hours.

maybe nothing back from PCT, don't know if it's even worth chasing them, it's been 7 weeks, didn't really expect anything less hmm

NoCupcakesOrCocktails Thu 26-Sep-13 12:58:13

I am sorry you didn't make it to the meet up Scarlett, I was gutted not to meet you or Geek. God it's taken ages for that interview, I'll be brooking super hard for you.

I hope your feeling better now, 3 days is way to long for it to have been just a hangover. It's reassuring to hear about your cycles, I know realistically it can take ages to settle down afterwards. It's just a head fuck you don't need. That's the main reason I'm using the monitor again as hopefully it will stop false hope if my cycles longer than usual.

Speaking of job interviews. One night when I couldn't sleep post IVF/miscarriage I ended up applying for a job and I've just got an interview through for it. I'm in shock, I wasn't expecting to get an interview but I think I really want the job. I feel really guilty as I've only been at my new job for 5 months and they have been super supportive over the IVF and miscarriage. It's in health visiting so I would be working Monday to Friday. I'd even get Christmas Day off (it would be the first time in 7 years!). Obviously it's all very baby orientated which is worrying me a bit but its what I've always wanted to do. Plus most of my patients now are under 5 so it's not like I don't already have to deal with babies. What do you guys think? Is it wrong for me to go to an interview so soon after starting a new job?

ControlGeek Thu 26-Sep-13 14:01:51

Thank you lovely ladies, sorry to post and run earlier, just was so excited and had to share (then go off and celebrate with lunch with the man himself).

cups I'm sorry about AF, but hopefully this is the start of positive things moving forward for you now. I had to laugh at your telephone antics not that I would eeeeever be seen doing that, oh no not me (much) I hope CBFM proves helpful for you. I'm about to put mine on ebay. Since the D&C in March it's not registered my peaks at all, but I can identify them on the sticks by eye now so I'll keep on with them at least. I was just about to ask if you had tried the new peanut butter chunky kitkat then remembered what you said about nut allergy [d'oh!] And oh my god about your interview (have only just read my way up that far as I'm typing!) - go for it! Your profession is one that tends to move around between jobs every couple of years anyway isn't it? Go for it!

maybe who is Richard Wilson? Good luck with the house hunting, even if it doesn't tick every single box for you it will at least be getting you onto the ladder. That is some cracking hula skirt you've got on there missus grin

nurse hope things settle down for you soon, you've had so many huge changes all at once it's not surprised you're exhausted from it all.

musical I will start down regging in either November or December, and stimming in either January or February, depending on the impact of my clinic's Christmas refurb. Good luck with your house hunting, too!

Thank you boo grin

scarlett kudos to you for the three day hangover. That is a bloody accomplishment! The very best of brooking luck for your final round of interviews. Do you know how many are being interviewed? It might just be you! I think it's definitely worth chasing your PCT now it's been so many weeks. Have you even had an acknowledgement letter? I would chase for that at least.

Also apologies for not attending the meetup. I had been really looking forward to it from the word go, but didn't think to factor in when AF was due to land. As it was, every LP I've had since my D&C has been 11 days (down from my pre-D&C LPs of 12 days). This last cycle threw me a real curve ball and for the first time in my life AF was three days late - turned up on the afternoon of LP day 14 and made damn sure I knew about it. Unfortunately that was the Saturday afternoon, with the meetup being the following day. I will make sure I take her calendar into account the next time I give dates for a meetup wink

NoCupcakesOrCocktails Thu 26-Sep-13 22:56:13

I hope you and MrGeek have continued the celebrations wink
I'll let you know how I get on with the CBFM, I was thinking of selling mine as well at some point soon.

I've just spent hours on the phone with my old boss getting coached for this job interview. She's suggested about 8 documents to read in prep for the interview so that's my next few weeks sorted!

Cups I say go for this interview!! Sounds absolutely brilliant. And it's what you've always wanted to do. Good for you lovely. And Christmas Day off?! Break open the sherry wink

Geek who is Richard Wilson??!! I don't believe it! (See what I did there?!)

Ooh Cups definitely go for the interview!! Sounds great for you.

Maybe I don't believe it, you don't know who Richard Wilson is, he played Gaius is Merlin grin wink

Boo I know who he is!! I can't believe Geek doesn't wink. He was on Saturday kitchen the other week talking about his 5:2 diet. James Martin said if it were him, he'd get up, have a mars bar, then go back to bed. Oh, I love that man so grin

BlindKitty Fri 27-Sep-13 06:59:28

music curvy blocks are wrong! I hate change!

maybe ooh how perfect! Is the house ready or still bring built?

cups you've just reminded me to to my cbfm on eBay. I despise it and think I probably blamed it for all my fertility problems lol

Morning all!

Kitty it's still being built. Would be ready two months before fin makes an appearance! Scary times.

Scarlett I managed to completely miss your post! You've waited bloody ages for this interview! You're going to ace its, why are they delaying the inevitable?! That doesn't sound like a hangover lovely, 3 days shock

Also hate the new curvy blocks. Completely ruins the 'ill only have a line then put it away' intention!

BlindKitty Fri 27-Sep-13 09:24:45

maybe what if its not ready in time? Will you be ok where you are for a bit?

It really should be finished by the end of march when we are due. Technically we can stay here, but don't fancy moving with a very new baby!

musicalmrs Fri 27-Sep-13 10:50:45

Maybe how exciting! Are you going for it? Thanks for offer of advice on Chelmsford - if we decide we're going for it I'll have to draw upon your wisdom I think :-) We'll need to move at some stage, but it's when that's the issue! We moved last when I was 38 wks pregnant, which was ok but I was pretty useless - and packing took forever! I think moving with a very new baby would probably be similar (you could shove them in a sling)... but I imagine both situations probably aren't that fun!

Yes yes yes to whoever says the curvy blocks make it harder to just have a line of chocolate. You then think you'll have one more to even it out a bit better.. then another... until the whole bar is gone. I've not done that, of course

We are seriously considering it Musical! Definitely give me a shout if you decide on Chelmsford. Or any of the surrounding areas smile

TooExtraImmatureCheddar Fri 27-Sep-13 11:59:57

<sidles in, lays out cake and Pregnacare; makes massive pot of tea>

Helloooooo, does anyone remember me? My Brooking baby is now nearly 19 months and I am planning on starting ttc after my next period (which according to FF is due on 8 Oct). So excited! I have been taking folic acid when I remember and I'm so broody. <waves at Stacks, Dino, Rubber, Musical and Hinky and everyone else>

NoCupcakesOrCocktails Fri 27-Sep-13 12:11:58

Hi Too I think I remember you, did you used to have dumbledore or something like that in your nickname? I used to be called BabySade. I've been here for a few years. I'm still ttc #1, we have unexplained infertility and are having IVF.

Music I remember you moving. God you definitely don't want to do that again especially with DD to look after now! That would be freaky if you and Maybe end up living near each other smile

Kitty how are you and kitten doing?

I'm off out to take my nan shopping, I'm doing my good deed for the week. Wish me luck. I'll be subjected to a few hours of non stop criticism. Can't wait grin

BlindKitty Fri 27-Sep-13 12:21:58

cups not sure about kitten but my puppies are looking amazing haha!!! Don't think I've EVER said that before! Feeling absolutely fine. Roll on scan tues!

BlindKitty Fri 27-Sep-13 12:22:26

Oh and you'll defo go to heaven cups

TooExtraImmatureCheddar Fri 27-Sep-13 12:35:18

Oooh, hi Cupcakes! I remember you! Yup, I used to be variants on TooImmatureTurtleDoves/2BDumbledore or something like that. I'm so sorry to hear about the unexplained infertility - Brooking hard for IVF to work! Good luck with your nan grin. Mine puts her hands on my waist and then tells me to watch out or I'll end up like my fat aunty. hmm Grandmothers, eh?

My problems aren't ttc-related (usually!), they're more to do with complications in pregnancy. DD1 was stillborn, and DD2 (my lovely Brooking baby) put us through a roller-coaster of a pregnancy by producing a nuchal score of 1:10 at 13 weeks, causing much panic until luckily an amnio at 16 weeks ruled out Down's/Patau's etc, and then at the 20 week scan we discovered that one of her kidneys hadn't developed properly. She is absolutely fine now and one kidney is plenty to be going on with. Oh, she's waking up. Back in a bit!

NoCupcakesOrCocktails Fri 27-Sep-13 13:30:57

Thanks Too. I remembered about your DD1 and all the worry with DD2. This ttc is never easy. I'll be brooking for an uneventful pg this time for you. You really deserve that. I can't believe your DD2 is 19 months already smile

keepitgoing Fri 27-Sep-13 15:00:26

Oh my goodness too what a story you poor thing. Here's brooking for an easy then uneventful pregnancy this time round. Boring is good!

Have the second timers decided to come back en masse or something? Were y'all scared of us?

maybe we are halfheartedly househunting too. Planning to move in Feb if we can, when kip will be two months old. That is if I can get the energy to find and complete on a house in that time. So, a bit more unlikely than dh would hope.

I feel like the only old timer not coming bac to ttc at the moment

hi brookers, lovely new Fred here.
there's obviously something in the water over on post grads! oh rubber it will be your turn again soon! I know it. hi too we met briefly a few months ago.

Next summer is the earliest for me.

I bet it will fly by. aren't you doing a uni course? that will keep you busy smile

ScrambledSmegs Netherlands Fri 27-Sep-13 16:15:43

Blimey, look at all the returnees! You gluttons for punishment grin bullets, I won't be coming back to ttc either, but permanently for me. Not because I don't want to, but because my fertility issues mean that it's practically impossible sad

And also I'm incredibly blessed with having the DDs. Just because I'd always seen myself as having 3 (or 4!) children in my daydreams, doesn't mean that dreams can't change.

Wishing lots of joy and luck to all you lovely brookers, especially for those whose journey is/has been longer and more painful. thanks

Oh, and go for the job, Cups! Was that you in Rome recently? I saw the pic on that there book of faces <stalker> Looked like fun!

ControlGeek Sat 28-Sep-13 20:17:19

Oh dear lord mrg has had me whipping double cream by hand, I think I'm going to keel over!

Why on earth has he got you doing that (or is it best not to ask wink) grin

ControlGeek Sat 28-Sep-13 20:38:35

I'd love to say it's best not to ask, but it's just for scones. He thought it would be more fun than getting the electric mixer out confused

hinkyhonk Sat 28-Sep-13 22:42:53

Clearly you must ltb grin

Arf Hinky grin

grin Geek! And may I ask what he was doing whilst you were working up a sweat??!!

ControlGeek Sun 29-Sep-13 15:54:39

ROFL @ hinks

Maybe he was slurping beer and watching DVDs grin When I handed over the half-finished whipped job, he relented and got the bloody electric mixer out after all grrrr! Lovely scones though. We had bramble jelly to top them off.

Had ourselves a mini beer festival in the garden yesterday, some nice bottles and a ploughmans-style picnic.

MrG really seems to have taken our final IVF shot to heart at last. Yesterday was our last big alcohol blow-out, we now have a definitive list of days on which we are allowed alcohol between now and IVF. He is losing weight nicely on the 5:2 diet, and has suggested getting new undies to let the air circulate more. He's just started with the cold I had last week, unfortunately, and I've warned him it's the last one he's allowed to have before IVF otherwise I'll make him sit on ice packs to keep his swimmers cool.

Oh Geek it sounds like you're both so positive. I have such good feeling about this, I really do. When will they let you know about when you can start?

ControlGeek Sun 29-Sep-13 16:47:54

maybe I really hope so. I feel like we are back in control a little bit again, making what changes we can. MrG has set himself a massive weightloss target but seems supermotivated and is on course to hit it by christmas. I have to call again in the second week of october to find out whether I can start dring in Nov or Dec.

That's brilliant Geek. It's so important to feel like you're doing something isn't it?

keepitgoing Mon 30-Sep-13 09:13:08

I made an Apple and last-blackberries-of-the-year pie last night. Ready made pastry though <shameful> so no way would I hand whip cream!! Glad you're so positive geek! And so are we on your behalf. smile

Stacks Mon 30-Sep-13 10:45:00

Hello again everyone. Just spent a while reading back. Sorry I've not commented to everyone, just focused on a few things as I'm on my phone typing one handed while holding a sleeping DS.

Firstly, thank you all for the lovely welcome back. It's great to be back with you all, though I wish it was on the grads thread. xxx

Fox my DS is just over 9 months, born on Christmas Day! It took us 18 months TTC to get him, so as we'd ideally like a small age gap we've decided to TTC #2 now. AF came back for the first time a couple of weeks ago, and I think I'm now in the 2ww. I'm feeling quite hopeful it won't take forever again, as my problem before seems to have been blocked tubes. One is still totally blocked, the other was probably opened up by a HSG (procedure injecting dye through the tubes to check for blockages). We also have some male factor issues though, so it might still take a while. Of course brooking will help no end smile
I hope your headaches are better now? Good luck with your dr appointment too, maybe go in and ask for some specific tests for get to do for you, so she doesn't have to think for herself?

Happy MrG passed geek, I hope you enjoyed the celebrations smile

Maybe we're thinking of trying to move soon, though I'm finding it all quite daunting now we have to think about schools and catchment areas etc!

Cups thinking of you and wishing you luck with the appeal. Brooking they're in touch soon with a positive result!
If you like the idea of this new job, I think you should go for the interview at least. It's important to do a job you want to do, so much of your life is spent at work.

It's crazy how soon you have to think about schools isn't it Stacks!

Am brooking very hard that you'll have an easier run of things this time. Is it exciting starting again?!

CakePigeon Mon 30-Sep-13 13:50:39

<joins queue of returnees to the brooking world>

waves hello all, I'm not sure if people will remember but I was part of the brooking thread about two years ago. I remember generic and maybe and solars and if others were there too and I have forgotten you I'm very sorry!

DH and I were ttc #1 for about 10 months and then we stopped as I got a new job and the career opportunity was just too good to miss but meant that I wasn't able to ttc until my job was more secure. Well we are finally in a place to ttc again and I threw away my pills over the weekend so the obvious next step was rejoining the thread as you all gave me such wonderful support last time, I really wouldn't want to go through it alone this time!

so hello and cake to all smile

Wow, so many second timers smile it's lovely I'm NOT joining you though wink Cake did you have a different name back then? I'm NOT sure if we've met (possibly on FB?)

Ooh that second not wasn't supposed to be in caps blush

I remember you Cake but you probably won't remember me as I have nc. I'm the black sheep of the brooking family. <considers another name change>

CakePigeon Mon 30-Sep-13 14:04:18

boo nope, same name and I'm not on the FB group, mostly through lack of ability to find it rather than any conscious choice!

bullets ooh mysterious! did I read further up the thread that you are coming back to ttc next summer?

Stacks Mon 30-Sep-13 14:28:15

I think I remember you Cake I was stasi back then.. I'm sure we can figure out how to get you on the fb group if you're interested. I think it's a secret group so you need to make friends with someone or get an invite by telling someone your real name in a pm.

Oh, hello then Cake nice to meet you smile the easiest way to join the FB as said above is to pm someone your real name, let them friend you on FB then they can sign you up and show you the secret hand shake wink Also wishing you all the brooking luck in the world with ttc smile

I remember you Cake! Hurrah! Lovely to have you back with us!!

keepitgoing Mon 30-Sep-13 15:54:09

Hi cake welcome back. How annoying to have had to take a ttc break, but I'm brooking it'll be swift this time. We don't know each other, but I am still here brooking for everyone, though nearly 32 weeks preggers after ivf, and next to sneeze. You can never have too many people brooking for you smile

CakePigeon Mon 30-Sep-13 16:05:44

I think I do remember you stacks hope you are well!

lovely to meet you boo and keep

keep congrats on your brooking baby how exciting! thank you for the brooking smile it's nice to be back in the fold!

Fox82 Mon 30-Sep-13 17:21:08

Welcome back cake! Must have been a hard decision to put ttc on hold, but great that you're ready again now! Brooking for you that your bfp is just around the corner! And waves to too! What a stressful and devastating time you had. Brooking for a smooth journey this time.

stacks that's so lovely your ds was born on Christmas Day! What a wonderful Christmas present! I was speaking to a lady at work who has 2 dc's, and she said she took 15 months to conceive dc 1 and so ttc dc 2 fairly quickly after for the same reasons as you, and got her bfp after 2 months! So you never know, could be quick for you this time around!

Would you suggest I just ask my gp for day 3 and 21 bloods to begin with? Or is there anything else? I had a blighted ovum miscarriage years ago and it's occurred to me recently that I wasn't checked to make sure everything had returned back to normal after. Does anyone think it's worth asking for some sort of scan??

Pie sounds yummy keep. I really should diet, but there's so much nice food waiting to be eaten!

Sounds like your DH is very positive and thoughtful geek. And great news about his job! Woohoo! Luckily my DH is willing to do whatever it takes to ttc too. I bought him some vitamins which he takes when he remembers and he is overly interested in the opk's and constantly asks how dark is the line today etc confused Better than having to do them in secret/arguing about doing them I guess. And he's willing to do a sa test if the gp recommends it. Oh and geek kit kat chunky peanut butter are amazing! DH once bought me a whole box full when they were difficult to get hold of

I think you should go for the interview cups. An interview doesn't mean you need to decide on anything definite, and gives you longer to think what to do. If you don't go you may regret it.

Good luck with the house hunting maybe!

CakePigeon Mon 30-Sep-13 17:53:26

Thanks for the warm welcome fox lovely to meet you smile It was a really hard decision which I regretted at times but I'm glad to be back to it now! Glad to hear your dh is fully invested in the ttc - asking to see the lines your urine has made on an opk certainly qualifies! we are trying to be a bit calmer about the whole thing this time har har I went a bit crazy with temping, opks etc last time, trying to hold off that for at least the first couple of months!

NoCupcakesOrCocktails Mon 30-Sep-13 18:10:54

Cake!!! Welcome back, I remember you well and have wondered how you were getting on. Glad to hear your back to ttc. I'm brooking for a super quick BFP smile

Fox I would expect the GP to sort you out a scan as basic tests anyway so I would definitely mention it.

Geek it sounds like you and MrG have a foolproof plan grin

Stacks I'm brooking you will be one of those that gets pg really quick second time around x

Smegs good to see you. Yep that was me in Rome. It was awesome smile
The food and drink was so good I put on half a stone!

Thanks for all the reassurance about going for the interview. I've gone from feeling guilty to being desperate to get the job. I need lots of brooking please! I've had the day off today after working all weekend. I've been busy reading lots of policies and updating my portfolio.

Fox82 Mon 30-Sep-13 18:14:25

Yes cake, it's definitely good to be relaxed about it if you can. I've not tried temping, but the opk's have been good for the past 2 or 3 months just to check when I ovulate. And I find them kind of fun, something to wee on do to while away the month! grin

Fox82 Mon 30-Sep-13 18:17:23

Exciting about the interview cups! Glad to hear you're going for it and brooking for you that you're successful (although I'm sure you don't need it). And thanks for the advice. Do you think I should I request a scan when I go for my first appointment anyway then?

CakePigeon Mon 30-Sep-13 18:35:37

cupcakes hello! That is so lovely of you to think of me thanks I hope you're doing ok? Your interview sounds really exciting best of luck! What is it for? You shouldn't have any guilt about going for a job you want, I'm a complete believer in being happy at work - we spend so much blinking time there!

fox I'm totally not the expert but if you think a scan would put your mind at rest then you might as well ask I reckon.

Cake! How lovely to have you back! I'm not TTC, I finally got my brooking baby 9 months ago, so with DD as well, that's me done! Best of brooking to you!

Cups, the new job possibility sounds ace and I agree you should go for it smile

Sounds like you e had a busy day of researching Cups. When's the interview?

Fox it really depends what your PCTs policy is. Mine would only do day 3 and day 21 bloods along with MrMs sperm sample. They wouldn't do anything else until they had these results back. But that's enough to be getting on with in the meantime. The positive OPKs suggest you're ovulating nicely though!

Cake it's good to hear about your relaxed approach wink. But we brookers are here to keep you sane ish grin

CakePigeon Mon 30-Sep-13 20:32:00

generic sooo pleased for you smile actual living proof of the power of brooking - wonderful stuff

and maybe Yay good to see you again smileWhat are you up to these days? Am I right that you were doing a phd before? Are you finished now?

You're right Cake I was. Very long story, but I quit as my boss was a twat. But I've left with an mPhil so that's ok. I'm a medical writer now, though I'm currently signed off due to hyperemesis!

Tell us what's new with you smile

DinoSnores Mon 30-Sep-13 22:59:09

maybe, this might bore the others so feel free to reply via FB or whatever, but how did you get into medical writing? I've been wondering if this is an option for me.

Morning all! I've made brew for you all.

Will send you a FB message Dino smile

Ta for the brew Maybe smile

CakePigeon Tue 01-Oct-13 14:23:05

wow what a rollercoaster you must have been on maybe although hyperemesis means there is a baby maybe on the way so really good news on that front smile

Yes indeedy Cake another IVF brooking baby here!! 15+1 today and all looks well. Thank god for the brookers is all I can say grin

Boo some cake to go with that?

BeedlesPineNeedles Tue 01-Oct-13 14:53:24

Sorry for being absent, I'm just feeling very pessimistic about this IVF attempt. Getting pregnant normally and even succeeding with IVF just seems like something that happens to other people. I'm off to the gym soon so I hope that will make me feel a bit happier. I'm not sure if its just teh DRing drugs affecting my mood, but I was OK last time (but then I had hope thta it might work then!)

Sorry for being all me me me.

Beedle don't you dare apologise. It's completely normal to feel like you are. And your hormones are taking such a battering, and you will be feeling more vulnerable. I don't care what people say, it is impossible to feel positive during an IVF cycle, and I think indulging in your worries and dealing with them can be more beneficial than just putting a brave face on it. We are all here as your sounding boards.

Now, go and beat the gym up and have a relaxing evening x

keepitgoing Tue 01-Oct-13 15:33:32

It might work, beedle. There's no reason why not. Just keep chugging on with it all. Any news on starting stimms?

Just cos you can't imagine it doesn't mean it won't happen. The gym sounds like a great plan x

Fox82 Tue 01-Oct-13 21:16:41

beedle there's no reason why it won't happen for you. You're having a tough time, and it's completely understandable you're feeling the way you do, but brooking so hard for you thanks

BeedlesPineNeedles Wed 02-Oct-13 07:11:14

Thanks maybe, keep & fox I do feel a bit better today. DRing will continue for another week or so, they're going to call me on Monday to tell me when to start stimming, but I don't think I'll start before Wednesday. I suppose I just feel so helpless, I want to do something that will improve our chances but there isn't really anything I can do.

ControlGeek Wed 02-Oct-13 08:04:19

beedle lovely you are completely normal to feel the way you do. Your comment about it only happening to other people really struck a chord when I read it. It's exactly how I feel too. You are already doing everything you can to make this succeed - it's just the sniffer dogs making you feel that you aren't. My clinic told me they'd had people in the past who had reacted badly to the dr drugs, to the point they didn't feel it was worth carrying on, and gave up on their ivf cycle at that point but then regretted it once the drugs were out of their system and the feelings passed. Brooking that this just means that the sniffer dogs are doing their work, because we all believe this is your cycle.

too I'm so sorry to hear your history, and am brooking for a quick and highly uneventful pregnancy for you this time round.

cake I remember you - I was geeklette back then, but I think our times may only have overlapped slightly and possibly it was when I was still lurking, prior to posting Lovely to have you back, and brooking for you too.

I'm so useless, I can't remember a thing anyone else has said blush 'Tis early in the morning though. No news here, other than MrG has lost 10lb in 4.5 weeks <dons pompoms and pulls a muscle>

NoCupcakesOrCocktails Wed 02-Oct-13 08:05:32

Glad to hear your feeling a bit better today Beedle. It's hard to know if it's the DR that's causing you to feel a bit low seeing as it didn't seem to affect you last time. I know how hard it is to think positive after a failed cycle. Just keeping telling yourself the first cycle is like a rehearsal. The odds of it working first time are not great. There is no reason why it won't work this time x

Maybe my interview is on Tuesday, hopefully it won't take too long as I'm working the late shift. Cake it's for a job in a health visiting team.

Kitty have you had your scan yet?

musicalmrs Wed 02-Oct-13 10:42:08

Glad to hear you're feeling a bit better Beedle. You will get your brooking baby... and in the meantime we'll all be here helping boost your spirits during the darker days.

Cups, the interview sounds very exciting! Good luck (in case I forget to say it before Tues! ).

Cake, I remember you! Welcome back. Once a brooker, always a brooker... :-)

Rubber, you say you can't TTC until the summer.. but is there any reason why you couldn't be pregnant on your course? wink I realise I'm playing devil's advocate here and you probably have many reasons. My project commits me until July, but there's no reason why I couldn't do it while pregnant, hence TTCing later this year..

Hurrah, it's October! smile

After the sickness I had with dd there is no way I could risk it. I could barely leave the bathroom for 9 weeks and if the same happened again I would probably end up failing the course as I would either miss the exams or the lessons learning what is needed for the exams. Fingers crossed we can take the exams a bit earlier if the class is ready as they are online and the course tutor decides when you take them.

TheLittleFriend Wed 02-Oct-13 20:13:40

Hi brookers, hope you're all well.

Does anyone still use a clear blue fertility moniter? I've got 11 test sticks with a dec 2013 expiry date in the cupboard for anyone who wants them smile

Cake I also remember you. My brooking baby is 7 months now, I'm not ttc again yet though, just popping by to say hi

How are you feeling about it Cups? You're going to ace it. I'm simply brooking no argument. And you do know that new job=BFP=hyperemesis making you unable to work said job right?! Just saying......

And that goes for you Scarlett. Is it tomorrow lovely? Bloody good luck if it is.

I'm pleased you're feeling better Beedle. I really didn't get on with buserilin. Hopefully you'll start your stims ASAP.

Someone take Little up on her offer. She has the luckiest piss sticks ever. Fact b

I found out I was pregnant with dd a couple weeks after I started a new job. I was signed off for 9 weeks with hyperemesis and therefore didn't get my temporary contract extended like I was promised...

TheLittleFriend Wed 02-Oct-13 20:43:53

grin maybe

Oh Rubber that's rubbish. My new company have been amazing, even sending flowers. I'm very lucky

anactualnurse Thu 03-Oct-13 08:07:29

Hello everyone, I posted yesterday to say hi, and apologise for not being around, but managed to post in the wrong thread ended up in one of the antenatal threads by accident...wishful thinking perhaps. Anyhoo, am waiting for AFto rock up, and feeling positive about next month now I'm a bit more settled and have found my thermometer and opk. Hope everyone is ok.

nurse u silly billy. you are allowed to visit us you know! who knows maybe you'll catch preggoness off one of us if only it was that easy right. you get that af gone then its all system go grin

CakePigeon Thu 03-Oct-13 14:03:09

little and musical hi I remember you both, how lovely you now have your brooking babies, I'm loving all of the proof of the effectiveness of brooking smile

AF here today I think after stopping my pills so that's the first day of my pregnancy right?

GreenOlives Thu 03-Oct-13 14:22:06

Just popping by to stalk say hi to you all! Like gen and smegs I have no intention of TTC again but I REALLY don't feel like I can stop checking in with you guys until each and every one of you gets your much deserved BFP! Sending lots of brooking vibes!

anactualnurse Thu 03-Oct-13 16:33:25

Thanks trix, and brook lots for me olive. I stopped taking my pill last sept, so am officially into year 2 ttc. Wowsah, a bit upsetting when I think of it like that. Ah well, lucky 13...or not.

Withalittlesparkle Fri 04-Oct-13 07:13:57

Nurse I got my BFP at the end of my first year, so keep faith your BFP is just round the corner!!

keepitgoing Fri 04-Oct-13 08:32:07

Also nurse you've not been living together, so that makes it a bit harder.

Bon jovi knows all. Keep the faith.

TooExtraImmatureCheddar Fri 04-Oct-13 11:26:28

<scatters general Brooking vibes in every direction>

Hello all! I thought I'd posted the other day but apparently not.

Nurse, yup, now you live together that rat will be smacked in no time!

Cake, that is indeed the first day of your pregnancy!

I have a question...alcohol when ttc. I've got a big birthday coming up and AF is due next week. The party is next Saturday. It's ok to drink during AF, isn't it? When does alcohol start affecting the egg? Once it's released from the ovary?

anactualnurse Fri 04-Oct-13 17:26:12

Love your positivity cake!!

Am on it sparkle and cheddar, worry not.

And I know, keep, I keep forgetting that would have made it extra difficult.

These past couple of months have been hard work, but am feeling positive. Just have to work ttc around shifts and long working hours and convince mr nurse he's not really too knackered to dtd.

Stacks Sat 05-Oct-13 10:36:28

Morning all. I'm suffering from an almost-cold. I've got a really stuffy head, but no snot (sorry for tmi) so I can't even blow my nose to clear it sad

I'm trying not to symptom spot just now, I might be at the end of in my 2ww, but as I've not really become acquainted with AF since having T I've no idea when to expect it back. I'm seriously considering buying some pg tests because what if this cold is cruelly a symptom!?

I hope everyone here is well? How are you feeling now beedle? Hopefully a bit more positive a la cake?

Too as far as I know, the egg/embryo isn't affected by alcohol until it shares your blood supply at about 6 weeks. That's just from the POV of fetal alcohol syndrome etc, not TTC and egg quality. I think you'd be fine to drink though, and tbh I'd probably recommend it. There's only so much of your life you can put on hold for TTC. Have a night off and have fun and if you believe my mother, alcohol is the cure for infertility.

nurse glad to hear you're feeling a bit more positive too. TTC when not living together is going to be a bit slower than otherwise - I'm sure now you're living together you'll be upduffed in no time. Remember those stories about getting pregnant from using he same towel as your boyfriend if only?

anactualnurse Sat 05-Oct-13 13:51:08

Stacks, the thought of that is beyond gross!! made me lol in the staff room at work though.

ScarlettInSpace England Mon 07-Oct-13 09:01:07

Morning all, just an update, my interview is tomorrow eeeek! Been working on my presentation all weekend, just got to clear some work down this morning then going to spend this afternoon finishing it off. In the meantime I've had another interview with a different company <job tart> who really like me and said I am a strong candidate, so I have a Plan B another job prospect, not a London singer/rapper

In brooking related news, my boobs have not stopped being sore post-AF 2 weeks ago which is weird, I usually get some respite week 1 - week 3 before I'm back sleeping in sports bras... Of course in true brooker style I'm quietly convinving myself that by some freak of nature a little emby has survived the 2 day torrent that was AF and I am one of those rare individuals who has full-on bleeds whilst diffed!

Much love xx

So nice to hear from you Scarlett! Lots of luck for tomorrow lovely. You'll walk it. And another job lined up!! Get you!

Sore boobs you say......wink

How are all other brookers?

Fox82 Mon 07-Oct-13 13:59:35

Good luck for tomorrow scarlett! I'm sure you'll ace it! smile

No news here really. Got a positive opk yesterday and hoping this will be my month! Viewed a house for the second time today. It needs loads doing but has potential so think we'll put in a low offer and see how it goes.

How are you feeling now maybe?

How exciting Fox! New house and a baby wink

My new meds are doing their job! No real appetite, but better than constant nausea!

Fox82 Mon 07-Oct-13 14:09:04

That's positive - a step in the right direction! I think anyone who has had to wait for their bfp should have an uneventful pregnancy - it should be law! grin Hope your appetite returns soon and you can eat plenty of cake

Yes what a great month this is going to be for me! A new house at rock bottom price and a bfp! wink

BeedlesPineNeedles Mon 07-Oct-13 14:40:54

Good luck for tomorrow scarlett

Glad you're feeling a bit better maybe

Just had a call from the clinic, I will be starting stimming on Wednesday, same dose as before

ControlGeek Mon 07-Oct-13 18:22:02

The very best of luck for tomorrow scarlett

maybe that's great news! It must be such a relief for you.

beedle ooh exciting times ahead! Well done, you're nearly there now. This is the one for you, I just know it. Brooking like crazy!

That's brilliant news Beedle. How are you feeling?

Any news your end Geek?

Ooh upping the brooking over here smile that's great news Beedle! Good luck for your interview Scarlett.

Get smacking that rat Fox

Big snogs for Geek grin what's news with you?

Can't remember what else I read now blush

ControlGeek Mon 07-Oct-13 19:14:12

I need to call my clinic some time this week. I have Thursday and Friday off work so will call then rather than risk more tears in the office if it gets delayed until Feb. Kind of distracted from it at the moment as MrG is very poorly with a spider bite. Apparently, cracking a joke about going shopping for red and blue lycra isn't funny confused

<snogs boo back and hugs everyone else, passes round trays of well-cooked prawns in pastry as they were on offer in Morrisons so we have stocked up for Yule>

Oh no! Poor MrG. How'd he manage that one?

<snaffled party food>

Solars Mon 07-Oct-13 19:41:10

Wow I've just been reading the whole thread and Cake lovely, I remember you too! I've often wondered how you were, that was a tough decision to make at the time and glad you've come out of it the other end and ready to start ttc again. Will be brooking for you heaps! I have only recently graduated so was here quite a while after you left!

Brooking for your interview tomorrow Scarlett

Good luck with the stimming Beedle

Big waves to everyone else x

ControlGeek Mon 07-Oct-13 19:50:33

It was my fault, maybe - I was working all weekend so left him a list of things to do, including wood preserving the summerhouse. To do that he had to shift a load of bits from round the back of it, and that's where he reckons he was bitten. No sign of the little blighter so no actual idea what it was but there are a few contenders, judging by some of the stories of uk spider bites.

<tops up the party food with mini toast triangles spread with proper WI Rhubarb and Ginger jam>

Oh no!! Has he got some antibiotics? Poor old MrG. Is he doing what MrM would do, and milking it for all it's worth??!!

That jam sounds amazing.

ControlGeek Mon 07-Oct-13 20:04:45

Ended up spending yesterday evening at the hospital seeing the out of hours GP maybe - she prescribed ab's and piriton but there was nowhere to fill the prescription at that time of a Sunday. Managed to get it done today but by this morning the swelling had spread right up to his elbow. It's still spreading now, but at least it has slowed down. It's the itching that's driving him bonkers! He's ever so good though, he never milks anything. He's so un-man-like when it comes to illness. The pharmacist told him yesterday to go to a GP if it was no better by Tuesday - I was so worried that I did an AIBU about waiting that long because I'm a paranoid fecker and an arachnophobe to boot so that's how we ended up in OOH. Pics are on my profile if you want to see the grossness grin

The jam is lush, by the way <munch>

<waves to solars>

Ouchy! That looks nasty Geek. He really is being a trooper.

As an aside, we have those placemats!!

ControlGeek Mon 07-Oct-13 20:29:03

Ha! Just goes to show what good taste we Brookers have grin

That goes without saying wink

BeedlesPineNeedles Tue 08-Oct-13 11:20:53

geek hope MrGeek is starting to feel a bit better, his hand looks really nasty. I hope its good news from the clinic when you speak to them

I'm still not feeling as hopeful as I did last time but I'm hoping that all the vitamins etc we've been taking will have done some good. and our doc did say that she thought we just had bad luck with the poor fertilisation rate last time so I'm hoping we have better luck this time

CakePigeon Tue 08-Oct-13 11:40:17

solars it's really lovely to see you again, I'm so glad you graduated smile yay how far along are you now?

good luck for your interview scarlett good luck with your presentation, sounds like you are really well prepared though

sorry to hear about all the illness stacks and Mrgeek an actual flipping spider bite in the uk? that it truly terrifying although, as a full on phobic, it does give me some sense of vindication to all those who say not to be so stupid because they are harmless!

best of luck beedles
and best of luck for rat smacking nurse

keepitgoing Wed 09-Oct-13 08:59:33

Brooking for beedles stimming tonight! And good luck Scarlett you'll ace it.

Hope the old fashioned rat smacking is going well for nurse fox stacks and the others x

Thinking of you Scarlett!

Good luck for tonight Beetle. You will have better luck this time x

How are the rest of the brookers? I hope you're all too busy smacking the furry rodent to post wink

keepitgoing Wed 09-Oct-13 10:50:55

Last night's house needed a bit too much work for the money they were asking, so my favourite is still the first one. Only problem is a fairly small, and north facing, garden.

Good luck for the MW appointment. Given you've got your own doppler it will probably be rather boring though. My next one is Thursday next week (34 weeks one).

I am working at home today and washing lots of baby things that we bought at the weekend, so they can go in my hospital bag. smile

keepitgoing Wed 09-Oct-13 10:52:08

Oops, meant to post this on AN thread.

Fox82 Wed 09-Oct-13 22:39:15

Hope the stimming went well beedles! And hope the interview went well scarlett??

No news here. Me and MrF have put in a good effort this month, so I'll be annoyed if AF arrives! Just starting the 2ww now [yawn]

So sweet washing the baby stuff keep. Exciting! smile

BeedlesPineNeedles Thu 10-Oct-13 09:12:29

Thanks fox 1st jab was done last night, only another 9 or 10 to go grin

Aww keep washing little babygros, does it seem real yet that you're going to have a screaming puking cute baby soon?

keepitgoing Thu 10-Oct-13 10:16:21

oh beedle yay - well done! I think it goes fast once you start stimming until the tww... When's your first scan? You were quite fast at stimming last time weren't you? A fast grower.

No, it doesn't seem at all real, even though our house is overflowing rather full of baby things! I've not read anything on what to do with a baby once you have it. I don't know why, I think it's because it's still feeling unreal...

fox nice work on multiple rat smackings. I'm brooking that this is going to be your month. Anything fun to pass the 2ww?

Oh Fox the 2ww is the worst. Well done on the rat smacking action wink

Glad all went well last night Beedle! Roll on EC.

Scarlett, fill us in!!!!!

BeedlesPineNeedles Thu 10-Oct-13 10:22:40

keep I have a blood test on Monday and then if its teh same as last time a scan on Thursday, when they will hopefully decide when to do EC.
I'm sure you'll quickly learn which way up to hold the baby, and which end to put the nappy on grin

Stacks Thu 10-Oct-13 10:26:02

Morning all. We're in the land of the 2ww here, though fertility friend has moved my ov date, and hence AF date a week further away! I'm going to poas when my Internet cheapies show up AF was originally meant to show up this weekend.

Beedle good luck. I've been brooking for you the last few days, I find it a bit hard to comment though, as I don't really know what you're going through.

I think about all you guys most days, whenever I cuddle my DS or smile at his cuteness, I think of you all and know how lucky I am. You will all have your little screaming, puking bundles of joy soon. {{hugs}}

ControlGeek Thu 10-Oct-13 10:41:47

beedle well done on your first jab - the ball is rolling now, you are on your way. Lots of hugs to you and MrB.

scarlett when will you find out the result of your interview?

I called the clinic today as planned, but they still don't know when they will reopen following the refurb at Christmas so still can't tell me whether I can start downregging in November or if I'll have to wait until December. I need to call again in November, a couple of weeks before my next natural cycle is due to end. They can't fund my downreg drugs via the NHS contract (which I already knew anyway) and I was going to self-fund that part but the lovely nurse I spoke to today thinks my GP might be able to prescribe the drugs so I'm waiting for a call back from my GP to see if this is the case.

Geek what a mixed bag of news. It's bad they still can't give you a start date, but I'm so pleased your GP may be able to help with the dr drugs. That's fantastic news. How are you feeling? How's MrG now?

Stacks I bet you haven't missed the 2ww!!! Keeping everything crossed for you.

BeedlesPineNeedles Thu 10-Oct-13 11:23:04

sorry you're still waiting geek though perhaps its better they admit that they don't know when everything will be finished instead of giving you a totally unrealistic date which they they postpone at the last minute. And I'm sure you don't want to DR longer than necessary. Hope teh GP comes good with a prescription, i could send you 10 million needles if you needed them, each vial of menopur (that has enough for 4/5 injections for me) comes with about 20 needles, so we're over run with the things!

stacks don't worry about not commenting, all brooking is gratefully accepted. Though I think the next week or so shouldn't be too stressful, I just need my bodyto concentrate on growing lots of nice healthy eggs.

Cups lovely, was it your interview this week? I have a feeling it may have been Tuesday. Though I could be making this up smile. Hope all is well.

Hello all, anyone remember me?
Just wanted to pop in and say congrats to all the pregnant brokers maybe and Solars, and I still brooking for all of you trying to conceive.
My brooking baby girl is almost one years old now and a complete delight. We had a rocky start as she had a cows milk protein allergy so after some scary trips to a and 3 with blood in her nappy and all night screaming fits, everything settled down once I went dairy free (was great for post baby diet too!)
We are not TTC yet although not preventing either but I wanted to poke my head round and see how you were all doing.
I definitely could not have gone through TTC and a fraught pregnant with out the brokers!

Hello Stacks!

Far! I was only thinking about you the other day

Fox82 Thu 10-Oct-13 19:52:04

I can imagine it won't even feel real once the baby's here keep! maybe because you'll be sleep deprived grin And you'll soon know what to do, you'll be great

I don't completely understand what you're going through beedles but bet you're glad the 1st jab is over with, and hope the jabbing time goes quickly for you!!

Geek that must be frustrating about the clinic but positive news about the possibility of the gp providing the drugs.

I'll 2ww with you then stacks! I've not got much to pass the time except job hunting. I handed in my 2 month notice yesterday, so need to find something to move on to! It's a bit scary giving my notice in without another job to go to, but I think I've done the right thing. Work is stressful, and what with ttc etc I need to feel content with at least one part of my life! grin

musicalmrs Thu 10-Oct-13 20:19:59

Farfalla! Almost a year old? Wow! So lovely to see you, glad you're doing well smile

<waves at all the other brookers> Will catch up properly soon. Hope you get good news from the GP Geek, and I hope the 2ww passes quickly Stacks and Fox.

Far!!!! So lovely to see you!! A year?! How on earth is that possible shock hope all is well with you lovely x

Far! I think about you quite a lot! Glad you're doing well and best of brooking for when you do TTC again.

anactualnurse Fri 11-Oct-13 08:20:06

Good morning ladies. Just finished 7 days of work and am exhausted. Af is here -- with a vengeance--, and my thermometer and opk are sat ready to rock.

Just need to try to convince mr nurse to help me make a baby when he's knackered, and I'm knackered. Haven't had a freak 40-odd day cycle for a few months, so hoping that's a good sign.

<gets up for breakfast and folic acid> - my levels must be excellent after taking it for a year.

Hope all is well in Brookland.

maybs how's the nausea. You eating yet?

Stacks Fri 11-Oct-13 09:47:55

Morning all. I seem to have a cold, again. I never used to get ill at all, now I've had about 10 colds in the last few months. I hope this one passes quickly, it's so hard trying not to sneeze or snot everywhere when feeding DS to sleep!
I did an ic today and got a bfn, which I'm ok about really. I wasn't ever expecting to get pg on my first cycle, and also have no proper idea where I am in this cycle anyway. I'm sure bf is going to make TTC a bit harder. Still, if we go by the new date on ff then it was way to early to test anyway, as I'm barely into the 2ww!

Far, lovely to see you again. I can't believe how quickly the last year has gone. Especially as I have DS growing up so fast too! We had some issues with intolerances, luckily T has grown out of them though, so things are much easier here now.

Fox I quit my job yesterday, though I'm not planning on returning to work till DCs are in nursery/school. Just need that second cd to know when that'll be! I realise I'm very lucky to get to stay home with DS, though it's hard work at times I couldn't imagine leaving him with someone else, especially not to go to a job I don't like.

DS is awake. Waves and hugs to all.

BeedlesPineNeedles Fri 11-Oct-13 09:50:35

nurse sorry that AF has made an unwelcome appearance, but I hope you can enjoy a few days off now. I don't really have any tips about how to convince tired DPs to have sex - luckily we don't have to this month grin He just has to JIAJ on demand in a little room at the hospital, which is far worse - perhaps you can tell mr nurse what he'll have to do if you don't get pregnant soon, he might decide that having sex would be quite nice actually in comparison (not that I'm suggesting that we or anyone else would be having treatment because we didn't manage to dtd often enough!)

wow far nearly a year, after the tough time you had it must be a bit scary thinking about trying for another one.

keepitgoing Fri 11-Oct-13 09:53:33

envy stacks have you not gone back after mat leave then? Do you have to pay money back? How often are you still bf?

Thanks for the vote of confidence fox! I'll have the brookers' wisdom too smile

ScarlettInSpace England Fri 11-Oct-13 14:11:05

I'm sure I came here to tell you all something confused

Scarlett! What! Job or the other thing? TELL US!!

Solars Fri 11-Oct-13 14:37:12

Oh Far how lovely to hear from you and I can't believe your DD is almost one! You will definitely have to come back when you are officially TTC or at least let us know of any happy accidents!

Cake I am 21 weeks (yikes!)

I hope there's lots of visualising going on for your summer babies in your 2ww Stacks & Fox

A big boot up the jacksy for AF on your behalf Nurse

Scarlet hurry up and remember what it is you're supposed to tell us!

Geek I'm brooking the clinic refurb gets sorted and you get to start soon and you get all those meds on the NHS.

Beedle it won't be long until you'll be getting those lovely eggs collected now!

ScarlettInSpace England Fri 11-Oct-13 14:51:13

I got the job grin

Handed my notice in today, start in the new year grin

Well done Scarlett, knew you could do it!

ScarlettInSpace England Fri 11-Oct-13 15:03:06

Cheers gen I'm excited and scared all at the same time!

Oh Scarlett I'm so happy for you!! thanks

ScarlettInSpace England Fri 11-Oct-13 15:52:16

Thanks maybs just what I needed I think, am looking forward to learning new stuff again!

ControlGeek Fri 11-Oct-13 15:55:43

Well done scarlett!!! Congrats lovely, that'll be a fab new year's present to yourself. How did it feel, handing in your notice? <lives vicariously through scarlett>

keepitgoing Fri 11-Oct-13 17:07:58

Amazing news, well done Scarlett! smile time for an ironic bfp now you'll get crap mat pay

ScarlettInSpace England Fri 11-Oct-13 17:11:49

geek I was a bit naughty and did it on the phone as I won't see my boss for a few days and I wanted it on the record. Followed it up with an email so he can't just pretend it didn't happen, I also don't want him to think it is worth trying to counter-offer me.

Feels really scary to be honest! Am having a mild internal panic about it all at the moment!

ScarlettInSpace England Fri 11-Oct-13 17:15:17

PS, he said he was 'disappointed'.

Six years and I get 'disappointed'


pmsl at me though, what did I expect, tears? please don't go's?

ScarlettInSpace England Fri 11-Oct-13 17:16:16

Thnaks keep

ssshhhhhhh ddon't say that, I've got 3 months notice then 6 month probabtion period to get through!

NoCupcakesOrCocktails Fri 11-Oct-13 19:33:38

Woo hoo!! Scarlett great news smile I'm very excited for you.

Far! Lovely to see you again. I can't believe your DD is nearly a year. It only seems like yesterday.

Stacks yay to quitting your job. Being a sahm will be lovely.

Beedle how's the stimming going? It will be EC before you know it. Hope your getting your protein on grin

Sorry I've not been about. I've barely had a minute to myself. I had job interview on Tuesday as well and just found out this morning I got it! I'm so excited.

keepitgoing Fri 11-Oct-13 19:40:56

Oh cups yay!! That's the hv post, yes? What a great end to the week x

What clever brookers! grin

musicalmrs Fri 11-Oct-13 19:48:11

Hurrah hurrah for both Cups and Scarlett!

Good to know this brooking malarky isn't only successful for BFPs, sneeze births and sleep.. grin

NoCupcakesOrCocktails Fri 11-Oct-13 20:16:01

Thanks Keep and Musical smile

Yep it's with the health visiting team. I need to learns loads more about babies fast! I'm so used to seeing sick babies I don't know what to do with well ones.

It's ideal really as they will pay for me to do my training when I'm ready. I could have applied for the years course starting in jan but with ttc and IVF it's not the best timing.

Oh Cups this makes me so happy!! What brilliant news I'm brooking land!!

Scartt my probation runs out on my due date wink

NoCupcakesOrCocktails Fri 11-Oct-13 20:23:26

Thanks Maybe, how are you doing? You feeling any better?

Scarlett my probationary period for my current job ends in jan which is probably be as Im leaving grin

I'm ok thanks Cups new meds are helping smile. I hope you're celebrating tonight?

And you too Scarlett

anactualnurse Fri 11-Oct-13 21:45:33

Wowsah, new jobs all round!

Thanks for the advice beedles, and to solars for opening a can of whoop ass on af.

anactualnurse Fri 11-Oct-13 21:48:08

So seriously, can I just get preggers this time round? That would be quite great really. Have a few friends coming to stay this weekend with other halves, and two of them have babies to bring. --wonder if they would notice if I just kept one...-

Nurse this month will be the month lovely. In the mean time I hope you are armed with wine and Ben and jerrys x

GreenOlives Fri 11-Oct-13 22:05:00

Brilliant news on the new jobs cups and scarlett! grin grin thanks

anactualnurse Fri 11-Oct-13 22:18:53

You know me so well maybe! Have just baked and therefore eaten some blondies. Naughty naughty.

Ooh, chuck us one Nurse if there are any left

anactualnurse Fri 11-Oct-13 23:15:31

Catch <<lobs a few small slices in the air>>.

Bit random (didn't quite stick to the recipe), but certainly edible.

They're lovely Nurse wink

Fox82 Sat 12-Oct-13 00:06:24

Oooh congrats on all the job news!! I hope it rubs off me confused <= scared

CakePigeon Sat 12-Oct-13 16:12:31

Great job news guys smile all your preparations clearly paid off.

BlindKitty Sun 13-Oct-13 10:08:11

Hi guys! Sorry I've not been around for a while!

Fab news re scarlett and cups!

Sorry to hear about af nurse but next month will be your month, I'm sure! Have you settled in now?

maybe has the he subsided yet? Please say yes!!

Congrats on the new jobs. One time when I handed my notice in my boss just said that nobody is irreplacable.

anactualnurse Sun 13-Oct-13 19:56:29

Am getting there kitty, still in a period of transition, but I've had a house full of babas this weekend, and have told mr nurse that this is our first month of properly trying, so am gonna need lots of hand holding in the 2ww not that I'm putting any pressure on myself, of course.

keepitgoing Sun 13-Oct-13 20:31:51

What a lovely response rubber......

GreenOlives Sun 13-Oct-13 22:03:41

marking place smile

BeedlesPineNeedles Mon 14-Oct-13 07:32:30

Congratulations on the new jobs cups and scarlett I'm sure the new job brooking vibes will help you too fox

nurse I do hope you're not going to tie mrnurse to teh bed for the next couple of weeks grin

I've been for a blood test this morning so they can decide how much of the drugs I need over the next few days, I'm expecting that they will want me in for a scan on thursday. I think the menopur is working as my ovaries are feeling rather heavy

Fox82 Mon 14-Oct-13 10:05:25

Thanks Beedles and good luck Nurse! wink

I'm off to my gp appointment today to say I want to start investigations. I'm going to take details of past cycles, ask for day 3 and 21 tests and mention that I wasn't checked at all after my miscarriage. Is there anything else I should really be saying/asking for?

BeedlesPineNeedles Mon 14-Oct-13 10:15:45

fox MrFox will need a sperm test, but maybe he will need to see his own GP, but you can ask anyway. Not really sure there is much more that the GP can do. But if they agree to the tests make sure you get actual figures from the GP when you get the results, so we or google can tell you whether they are OK. I think it was MrMaybe's GP who said the sprem test was ok when in fact there were none (I'm giving this advice even though I have no idea what any of our results look like - but all our tests have been done by fertility specialists, so I hope they know what they are doing!!)

BeedlesPineNeedles Mon 14-Oct-13 10:17:15

ooh new smileys thlgrin is it for halloween?

Fox82 Mon 14-Oct-13 10:28:04

Thanks for the advice Beedles that's really helpful. I'm really worried that the gp won't take me seriously and just get me to come back another time. I don't know why. I've just never had a good gp. But I'm going to write down what I want to say and try and make sure I get answers!

Ooooh thlhmm thlconfused (just for fun)

Good luck Fox. GPs will only do the basic bloods and they should insist your DH does a sperm sample, as your results are meaningless unless he has his done too

Beedle is right about MrMaybes sperm, they told us it was low when it was zero. But they wouldnt give me a value, even though I asked.

Also, do you know roughly when you ovulate? As day 21 bloods won't necessarily be on day 21. And unfortunately, they will not run tests after a mc unless you have three in a row.

Hope all goes well x

Fox82 Mon 14-Oct-13 11:51:24

Thanks maybe!

I don't feel like I'm more at risk of miscarriage as I've had one (fingers crossed!) it's just that I've since been told I should've been checked that I had miscarried completely at the time. But maybe that's wrong? And I guess I'd have known by now if there was a major problem as it was years ago?!

I do know when I ovulate if I go by my opk results and have everything written down for the gp grin. I'm actually on day 21 today and expecting a 29 day cycle.

Thanks both for the info about the SA. I'll make sure I ask about it if the gp doesn't mention it

In other news, got a new dining table and chairs delivered this morning. It's lovely! The table is a lot bigger it's huge than I remember though!! It would've been perfect for our new house, but as the sale fell through its way too big for our little flat hmm

Hello all, just been catching up on all the news thlsmile <---- loving these by the way

Cups and Scarlett mahoosive congratulations on the new jobs, its brilliant news, so pleased for you both.

Keep how's work and house hunting going? You can't have much longer left at work now can you?

Geeeeeeeek so sorry I missed Mr G's news, hope he's feeling better now, that sounds awful (didn't look at pics, already have spider fear, don't need it making worse) thlwink any news on the clinic who apparently can't function wild they're having a lick of paint, wankers they should have moved to different premises instead of expecting people to wait for them!! Has your gp been able to help, or is it possible to transfer to a different clinic (is it Cups that's trying to do that too?)

Fox when I went to my gp about fertility issues he didn't want to deal with it at all, he fast tracked me straight to the hospital fertility clinic (love my gp) within 2 cycles we'd had a whole raft of tests done thlsmile hope you get to see a good one this time!

Nurse I find with a tired DH naughty knickers and just enough alcohol did the trick thlwink good luck!!

Can't remember what else I read now, will try to pop along more often, been super busy in Boo Towers lately <leaves brew for everyone >

I know Keep. I know it is true but it was a bit annoying considering I was employed as a Receptionist but ended up doing additional jobs for no extra pay such as becoming the IT Department, Purchase Ledger, fixing machines in the workshop...

Fox82 Mon 14-Oct-13 19:22:00

How's everyone's day been?

I've had a good day! Feeling positive for a change grin The gp was lovely and arranged a test for iron, chlamydia and 21 day bloods, all of which I had done this afternoon as I happen to be on day 21 today!! And she gave me a form to have my day 3 bloods and a pot for DH grin

Ah, that's fantastic news Fox! It helps so much when you have a GP that listens to you!!

Fox82 Mon 14-Oct-13 20:16:11

Thanks Maybe! Yes she was really nice. I was a bit nervous about having to fight for what I wanted but it went perfectly, so I can relax now. At the moment I feel so much happier just knowing something's being done, even though it could be bad news.

By the way, chlamydia test was just routine thlgrin

thlgrin Fox I've had so many STD tests in the last year, panic not!! I know what you mean though, just doing something makes such a difference doesn't it.

Woo hoo Fox that's great thlgrin

BeedlesPineNeedles Tue 15-Oct-13 07:50:24

Great news fox sounds like you have a good GP. What did mrFox say when you presented him with his pot? thlgrin

I don't think my follicles are growing quite as well as last time as theyhave kept me on the same dose of Menopur instead of reducing it, but I have a definite tenderness in the area of my ovaries so I'm fairly sure something is happening.
I told MrB that I thought EC might be next Monday, at which point he decided to inform me he has a really important all day meeting. thlshock I told him that seeing as he hadn't thought to mention it earlier he could speak to the clinic about whether he can JIAJ a little earlier. It would be nice if he was there to hold my hand, but seeing as they were ok to do EC speaking English to me last time I'm sure I could cope on my own. he did say he wanted to be there so I'm hoping he will tell work he can't be there (his boss knows about the IVF but hopefully it wouldn't require too much explanation to any bigger bosses)

keepitgoing Tue 15-Oct-13 09:18:33

oh god beedle, silly MrB. Still, maybe EC won't be on Monday. And if it is you'll figure something out - he'll have to JIAP at 5am or something... You'll be fine - after all you know what to expect this time even if you're on your own. I'd come with you! Do you have some time booked off during the tww or not? Brooking that the extra menopur give your eggs that little extra boost that they need.

Oh no Beedle! But I'm sure you'll work a way around it. <strikes up the grow follies grow dance>

BeedlesPineNeedles Tue 15-Oct-13 12:05:53

yes keep silly MrBeedle! well its up to him to sort something out, my Swedish is not up to saying "my boyfriend is a bloomin' idiot, how do we sort this out?" But hopefully he's coming with me for my scan on Thursday so hopefully we'll have more idea of what's happening and we can attempt to find a solution. maybe the extra menopur will do such a good job that I'll have to have EC on Sunday!
I'm only planning on having the 3 days of EC to ET off, and it also looks like I will be away at a work conference on my OTD thlshock Though as I started bleeding at 13dpEC last time I'm hoping I'll know one way of the other before I go away - I'm also hoping that I don't have to share a room with a colleague thlshock

thanks for the dancing maybe grin

TooExtraImmatureCheddar Tue 15-Oct-13 17:10:03

<joins in the grow follies grow dance>

How infuriating, Beedle, Brooking that MrB sorts himself out sharpish! And sorts himself out sharpish when the time comes with some extra good quality JIAP. What is OTD? I think I've worked out most of the other acronyms. thlblush

Sorry have been a bit lax at keeping up - I am a bit wary about MNing on a conception board at work! Too many people can see my screen these days - oh for the good old days when my screen pointed away from everyone else and I could MN to my heart's content! Also, my laptop gave up the ghost and I hate posting on my phone because it takes so long to type. I will try harder, o Brookers!

In my news, AF showed up right on cue on the 8th, hurray, but then buggered about a bit getting going thlhmm so was still pretty heavy yesterday. I ought to be all clear to start ttc today but I don't think the evil witch will have left the building by tonight, grr! DH will be most disappointed. I may have however spent some time this morning putting 8 October into the MN due date calculator and working out that a due date of 19 July would mean a baby born at 38 weeks which would be 5 July, which is a Saturday so call it 7 or 8 July for the ELCS, which would be an age gap of 2 years and 4 months between DD2 and the new baby...thlblush

oh Beedle what is it with these men folk, not sure if I told you over here, Mr B actually went to work, a 40 minute drive away, but got dropped off by a colleague so he had no way home, on a 10.30 - 7.30pm shift the day I was being induced thlshock we had to be at the hospital by 8pm, not entirely sure what he thought was going to happen what actually happened was I was screaming like a banchee at him, so he lied to work and told them I was in labour and they collected him early

<joins in the grow follie dance, bit too enthusiastic, sits down for a mo>

musicalmrs Tue 15-Oct-13 19:26:12

Oh Beedle how infuriating. Hope MrBeedle manages to sort something out...!

Fox so glad the appointment went well!

Too, glad AF is finally on her way out. How exciting about TTCing again. I can't wait to get started! (though am apprehensive too..)

Very excited by Stacks' news wink

Fox82 Tue 15-Oct-13 19:59:39

Stacks so excited about your news!! grin

Oh no Beedle! Hopefully EC isn't Monday or Mr B sorts something out. Brooking for the follies!!

Exciting AF is going and you can get ttc again Too! It's great working out dates etc isn't it! And sounds like a good age gap! grin

Love the story about Mr B Boo! grin Silly men!

Mr F is willing to do his part of the investigations but draws the line at speaking to the person at the desk and handing over his ahem.. sample. So I said it doesn't bother me, I'll hand it in! But a bit worried that we have to book an appointment to hand it in, and it has to be there within an hour - preferably half an hour - of being, well, produced. Think DH might find this a bit too much pressure! We shall see!

TooExtraImmatureCheddar Tue 15-Oct-13 20:32:19

Anyone else have a vision of the follies dance being a line of tutu-clad ovaries all can-canning away in the manner of the Folies Bergere? No? Just me then...

Stacks, your news is so wonderful! grin

Yikes, Fox, having to..ahem...produce the goods and then rush them to the docs is somewhat alarming! Bet the receptionist is sat there going 'I know what you've been doing!'

Musical, can't wait for you to join the ttc-ers!

yep just you Too. My Follie imaginary dance is more like the opening credits for a 1980's bond film, all wafty and airy grin

ScarlettInSpace England Tue 15-Oct-13 21:14:07

Haha my mental image of the grow follies dance is very Hawaiian Luau thlgrin

musicalmrs Tue 15-Oct-13 23:41:09

My imaginary follie dance is quite Fantasia-esque. <joins in the dance for Beedle>

Eek to the time pressure Fox. I suppose that's why samples are often produced on site...

I can't wait either Too! Only about 30 pills left. DH and I did originally say December but my pills run out mid Nov... nothing will happen instantly anyway and it seems daft to go back for only a couple of weeks' worth. Just practicing my story for when I mention it to him.. grin

BeedlesPineNeedles Wed 16-Oct-13 07:06:46

too OTD is official test date, they make me wait about 16 days after EC until they will accept the result of a test (actually they say don't test before then, but like that's going to happen!)

I'm loving all the dancing thlgrin

Am I being a bit dim, I can't see anything exciting posted by stacks

I've given MrB the phone number and the times he can ring the clinic, so now its up to him

Beedle there is a rather exciting pic over on the FB page thlgrin we're waiting for confirmation!

BeedlesPineNeedles Wed 16-Oct-13 09:14:52

Stacks if this is exciting PIAR news why is there no update? thlgrin surely as you have a small child you must be up and awake by now

Stacks Wed 16-Oct-13 09:27:17

Morning. Beedle somehow putting it on fb seemed less 'real' than saying on here! I POAS stick yesterday morning, checked it and nothing.. Went back hours later and there was an invisible line there (except the Brookers claim to see it too, over on fb). This morning I've POAS again and the invisible line was there after 5 minutes. However, it really is invisible so I'm ignoring it all till the weekend!

Can anyone else not bring themselves to accept the new meaning of 'literally'? It no longer means literally!!!

I'll go re-read the last few posts again, got distracted how unfair I'd been to the non-fb Brookers.

BeedlesPineNeedles Wed 16-Oct-13 09:32:57

OOOh exciting stacks though, when you say you're ignoring it I take it you mean I have POAcheapyS, therefore I am immediately going out to buy a FRER so that I can inform all the brookers tomorrow thlgrin

NoCupcakesOrCocktails Wed 16-Oct-13 09:34:25

<joins in the grow follies grow dance in full on hula outfit despite the arctic conditions>

Yikes Beedle hopefully EC won't be Monday. If it is hopefully MrB can pop in early on. I hope its a different day though so you don't have to be on your own. How are you feeling? Any side effects? apart from feeling like you've got bowling balls for ovaries grin

I'm really glad you asked about Stacks as I was a bit confused too! Wow that would be amazing if she got a BFP straight away this time around. I'm brooking for some good news.

Fox sounds like it all went well with your GP. I'm glad to hear everything's moving. MrC was very shy about his sample too and I had to take it in for him. He soon got over that shyness as he ended up giving about 5 samples. Our GP wanted two samples. The lab cocked up twice and lost them, the third time the sample pot leaked in the lab and they didn't have enough to analyse.

Music and Too very exciting times for you both! Get ready to smack that rat ladies wink

Nurse I have an image of an exhausted MrNurse tied to the bed! I'm brooking for a quick BFP now you are actually living together.

Geek how are you doing? Any news about when you will start down regging?

We went to a patient evening at our clinic last night. It was about feeding back on patient experiences. We didn't hold back on how unhappy we are with our treatment so far. They seem keen to improve things so that's something at least. I've chased up our request to transfer funding with the pct but they say they haven't received it. My GP is on holiday. So I'll have to wait until next week to chase it up with her. Basically I'm no further ahead.

We have been away to visit my nephew this weekend. It was nice to see my sister. He is a really lovely baby, very content. I tried to keep really positive. I only had one moment when I was on my own with my sister. She started telling me a story about someone she knows who relaxed and got pregnant. The usual crap that you hear. I didn't say anything I just handed her back the baby and went outside for a few minutes. When I came back in she acted as if nothing happened and we carried on as usual. I felt I was probably a bit rude walking off like that but I'm sick of telling my whole family that I don't want to hear stuff like that. DH was brilliant with the baby which nearly broke my heart. We have got another 5 nephews. The youngest is 2 years old so it's been a while since I've seen him really interested in a baby. He's never that bothered about friends babies but he's always been a very hands on uncle. He fed him, changed his nappy and picked him up a few times when he was crying.

NoCupcakesOrCocktails Wed 16-Oct-13 09:36:50

Cross post

So exciting Stacks!! Are you going to crack out a bad boy FRER? grin

Stacks Wed 16-Oct-13 09:41:10

Beedle I really hope DP can be with you for the EC. If he can't though, then all the Brookers will be there with you in spirit. I'm sure it'll all work out smile
My follie growing dance is like the growing dance in the anime movie Totoro, lots of stretching up and jumping...

Fox, you need to keep the pot at body temp too. I had it shoved inside my T-shirt for the drive over smile. It was freezing out at the time though. You have to tell MrFox not to spill any too, all the good stuff is in the first little bit, if he spills that it'll throw off the results completely.

Too, hope you can get back in the DTD zone soon. AF just never does as she's told, sigh.

Stacks Wed 16-Oct-13 09:48:04

Do the FRER actually show if the lies are that faint on an IC? I thought everything would give me a BFN unless the line was a bit stronger.

Cups my mum spent months telling me the cure for infertility was getting pissed! If I'd have told her that when she was struggling to conceive my little brother she'd probably have tried to kill me though. They spent 5 years TTC, and only got pg when they'd nearly completed their application to adopt. Oh well. It sounds like you handled your sisters comments well though.

Stacks Wed 16-Oct-13 09:48:48

Hehe, the iPhone obviously doesn't think the IC results count smile

Stacks I'm so excited for you. Buy a FRER immediately!!

Cups you are doing so bloody well. You sound so much stronger and positive. Im pleased you managed to be honest with the clinic. I hope your PCT come through x

Fox I kept the pot inside my jeans!! We didn't have to book an appointment, just turned up before lunchtime and handed it over!!

Scarlett that's how I imagine the dance to be!!

Too sorry AF was a bitch, but you are well and truly on the road to smacking that rat now!!

Beedle any news on EC yet?

Internet cheapies are rubbish Stacks. I was getting 2-3 weeks on a digi and faint on a cheapie

BeedlesPineNeedles Wed 16-Oct-13 09:51:32

stacks I don't know for sure but I had heard that FRER are much much better than IC - so get to the shops thlgrin

BeedlesPineNeedles Wed 16-Oct-13 09:59:58

cups well done on spending all that time with your nephew. and I'm glad you got a chance to tell the clinic what you think. Hope your GP gets on with her paperwork as soon as she gets back from holiday.

maybe no news on EC yet, I have a scan tomorrow morning, but last time I had to wait until the next day to find out when it would be. So unless all the follicles are about to burst I think we'll ahve to wait to find out. All the more reason for MrB to get something sorted soon, as there'll be no time to do anything on a friday afternoon. So far he hasn't plucked up teh courage/found teh time to ring thlhmm -- even though I have reminded him, twice--

MrB had to have appointments for his JIAJ, 1st time he took it in hiimself, teh 2nd I had it in my bra thlgrin He only had to do it there when we had EC (but they did make him do it twice)

Stacks Wed 16-Oct-13 10:00:14

We're going swimming this morning, which just happens to be by a Boots... Maybe I'll arrange lunch with DH too, he hs no idea about faint lines yet.

NoCupcakesOrCocktails Wed 16-Oct-13 10:07:01

Stacks I have heard of lots of people getting BFPs on FRER and nothing on the internet cheapies. Get yourself to a shop! smile

My mum ttc for 4 years and still likes to spout the usual gems like go on holiday, get drunk etc.. Plus she decided my IVF was going to work no matter how many times we told her the odds were against us. Not the best source of support!

Maybe how are you? How is little Fin? Are you 20 weeks yet? Sorry I'm not very up to date with you guys on the graduate thread. I'm too superstitious to go on there.

I was a bit scared about telling the clinic staff what I really thought. The had quality managers there from the trust too. I did put some positive stuff in there. I said the nurses during EC and ET where great and I also mentioned the helpful sympathetic nurse who eventually dealt with me while I was miscarrying. I made sure I gave her name so the witch who I first spoke didn't get any credit. To be fair to them a lot of the negative comments about waiting to start treatment and the lack of reviews post failed cycles they all agreed with wasn't good enough.

keepitgoing Wed 16-Oct-13 10:08:46

stacks for me I found the strength on an IC didn't mean much. Now stop drinking, go to the shops, and POAnotherS at lunchtime!!

cups WTAF that they haven't received your application. Rather they've purposefully lost it. It's all so frustrating isn't it, when this is hard enough already. Still, I assume you're still on the waiting list for your original clinic? Well done on how you coped with your sister. I'm sure she was trying to be nice, and encouraging, and I do think it's hard for people to know what to say. I guess the thing is that the overwhelming chances are that you will be knocked up, and soonish. But we've all been in the minority enough to not find that comforting.

fox you have reminded me of Spermgate. Was that MrMaybe who spilled his sample outside the pot, but gave it in anyway...? Or was that MrBeedle? grin I don't feel that sorry for them given all the prodding and poking that we have to go through, but it is quite a lot of pressure. A couple of times i gave MrK a helping hand, but i think he found it easier without me there, tbh. He had to hand in his samples at the hospital where he worked... Hoping he didn't bump into anyone who'd want to chat. Can you imagine? grin

Yup, that was MrM Keep! not that it made an difference wink

I'm good thanks Cups, don't be superstitious, we are alright really wink. 17+2 now, we had a gender scan last night smile

Stacks I will be refreshing this page until you buy a FRER

Hoping those follies are growing great guns Beedle

keepitgoing Wed 16-Oct-13 10:20:19

just delayed things maybe

I was superstitious too, that's why we come back here.

maybe you've gotta tell them your news, not just that you had the scan <slaps wrist>

NoCupcakesOrCocktails Wed 16-Oct-13 10:35:52

Hi Keep, yep I'm still ready to go with my current clinic after my review in November. I'm not surprised by any of the delays anymore, I expect them. I'm in a bit of a denial phase at the minute I think because I wasn't even that bothered when I realised it's been a month and nothing's been done yet.

Maybe yay! So what is Fin? I'm guessing girl x

Morning smile

Cups I don't know where you get your super inner strength and dignity from, but I wish I could have a bottle of it! Well done telling the clinic where their faults complete f***ups were! It also sounds like you did the right thing taking yourself out of the room with your sister. Brooking super hard the PCT change the clinic for you!

Stacks have you been to Boots yet? We can't won't wait much longer thlgrin

Beedle brooking for a convenient ec day!

Mr B did his sample at the hospital in a little toilet because we couldn't guarantee him getting there in time through traffic thlgrin

oh and Cups I also used to think if I went over to grads too soon I would jinx it thlblush

Maybe tell the class your news, don't keep them in suspense thlwinkthlgrin

NoCupcakesOrCocktails Wed 16-Oct-13 10:45:23

Ha! Thanks Boo, I can't wait to tell my DH that. I must be having a good morning. I'm normally the queen of tantrums. I once said to my DH during a silly row years ago "I tell you what to do, you don't tell me what to do" he loves to remind me off that when I start going off on one blush

It's good to hear I'm not the only one superstitious about going on the grads thread too soon smile

NoCupcakesOrCocktails Wed 16-Oct-13 10:47:40

Err Maybe you are clearly not refreshing the page as promised! Tell us the news grin

keepitgoing Wed 16-Oct-13 11:03:26

maybe are you vomiting? What is keeping you?

cups, 'I tell you what to do'!! Brilliant

Oh god, I'm so sorry brookers. I honestly thought I'd out what Fin was! I'm such an idiot!!

You are correct Cups, Fin is a girl! Poor thing will have a complex!! We have been saying he the whole time!!

I wasn't vomming Keep, was opening cards, Tis our wedding anniversary today smile

Cups I might steal that one, I have actually said, in a moment of anger 'yes you do it how you want, then I will do it properly!!' but I'm a sharp tongued bitch when I'm angry thlblushthlgrin

Maybe come on, they're all waiting over here you know!!

NoCupcakesOrCocktails Wed 16-Oct-13 11:34:02

Maybe gringringrin yay to a beautiful brooking girl!! Now you need to start thinking of names x

Boo I think I'll have to borrow your line. That's genius!

keepitgoing Wed 16-Oct-13 11:34:12

Happy anniversary! smile

keepitgoing Wed 16-Oct-13 11:34:17

Happy anniversary! smile

NoCupcakesOrCocktails Wed 16-Oct-13 11:35:30

Ooh and happy anniversary Maybe grin

Thanks Cups and Keep thanks

Indeed Cups, let the name debate begin....

CakePigeon Wed 16-Oct-13 11:47:10

wow lots to catch up with!

stacks do we have definitive news yet? Get thee a proper stick!

cups so sorry to hear to you had a difficult time with comments from your sister, people who never experience ttc for any length of time can be sympathetic to a point but don't really get it unless they see it for themselves via boards like this one and can really see how it affects people. My mother also said that they "tried for ages, like six months" which she found difficult because she got pregnant with me in the first month, I just gave her a withering look!

maybe a tiny brooking baby girl so exciting smile and happy anniversary - I hope you are celebrating!

beedle I hope your EC dates work out ok in the end, what a pain!

I think I probably should be in the dtd zone at the moment but I have such an exhausting week at work this week with late nights and early mornings so we have been terrible a bit lax at dtd

BeedlesPineNeedles Wed 16-Oct-13 12:40:19

Congratulations maybe and happy anniversary thlgrin

I'm definately feeling happier about this IVF cycle now, and actually quite excited, and even though I'm still expecting it not to work there is a little bit of hope that it might thlsmile

Still no FRER action? I'm in college and need news of a positive pee stick. I never got a dark line on an IC so don't let the fact that it was faint put you off.

Happy anniversary Maybe lovely to hear another brooking girl is on the way. Mine was poorly last night but some calpol seems to have done the trick as she is ok today.

Cake get shagging!

Ooh happy anniversary Maybe and Mr M thanks

Cant believe we're still waiting for frer results <taps foot>

Hope N feels better Rubber, K is under the weather but I think she is teething sad

Beedle so pleased to see you are feeling happier about this cycle, there is nothing to say it won't work, plus you have extra brooking on your side thlgrin

Stacks Wed 16-Oct-13 15:47:05

Hey Brookers. Sorry to keep you all waiting, and sorry to tell you you're going to have to wait a little longer. I met DH for lunch today after swimming, and showed him the picture of the invisible line. He claims he can see it too, his response was "that's how T started" and "it's a bit quick". We'll have another talk about it later, but the suggestion was to test again in a couple of days. So I've ordered a two pack FRER from amazon, delivered tomorrow. I'll pee on one when the postman arrives on Friday morning.

Happy anniversary maybe.

Really glad you're feeling some hope for this IVF cycle.

DS is shouting at me and trying to grab my phone. Will check back in after bed time.

BeedlesPineNeedles Wed 16-Oct-13 15:50:24

wait a couple of days stacks ? Does your DH not realise there is a whole group of brookers waiting for a BFP? Does he not realise how impatient we are? thlgrin thlgrin

Stacks Wed 16-Oct-13 16:00:55

I'm not sure where the Beedle went from that last post, but it's ofc you I'm glad to hear the positivity from. I don't have anyway of knowing how hard it must be for you, I can imagine how the need to preserve yourself can stop you feeling any hope at all. I guess I still have that a bit too, I'm not going to call any invisible lines a bfp till it really is just that - a big fat positive.

ControlGeek Wed 16-Oct-13 17:44:42

stacks I'm just popping on to mention that it's my birthday tomorrow, and since it is till 6 or 7 days too early for my own BFP, I am relying on yours. Pee tomorrow please grin

I love that we all have our own visions of the follie dance! Mine is like the Wayne's World flashback dance <diddly-dee, diddly-dee, diddly-dee>

<waves to everyone and wafts copious quantities of brooking vibes in beedle's and cups' directions, and generally to the whole room>

<Sneaks in with balloons and decorations for Geeks surprise party> thlgrin

Birthday tomorrow you say Geek, hope you have a lovely day.

<bakes cake for Geek>

<polishes ramekin for *Stacks>

TooExtraImmatureCheddar Wed 16-Oct-13 21:23:11

Yay for little Fin being a girl, Maybe, and happy anniversary! How lovely. Finnula? Fiona? Fintana?

Stacks, you may have said you'd pee on a FR in a couple of days, but you'll be peeing on another internet cheapy tomorrow, right? grin

<can-cans off, waving fluffy petticoats at Beedle>

Fox82 Wed 16-Oct-13 22:58:12

Exciting stacks! In suspense over here!

Ahh a girl, maybe! Lovely news! And happy anniversary!

Happy birthday for tomorrow geek! cake

Loving the positivity Beedle! Of course it'll work! thlgrin

Well done one walking away from the situation with your sister cups. I think I need to learn to walk away sometimes especially at work

Waves to everyone else! Sorry if I've missed anything, it's been busy here the last couple of days!

Mr F is going to arrange his appointment tomorrow and hoping to get it booked for next week if possible. It says on the letter that the sample must be done at home, and if it's more than an hour after being produced it won't be any good! Just as well we don't live too far from the hospital really! thlhmm. And thanks for the tip stacks - will make sure DH provides the full sample thlgrin

BeedlesPineNeedles Thu 17-Oct-13 06:12:18

Happy Birthday geek hope you have a lovely day with plenty of cake

Hands stacks a ramekin so she can save the fmu for when the frer arrives grin

Off to my scan this morning, MrB has arranged with a colleague to cover his meeting if necessary on Monday, so that's all sorted. I just hope the bosses don't ask too many questions about why that was necessary.a

keepitgoing Thu 17-Oct-13 08:11:45

Bravo mrbeedle!! Brooking for lots of juicy follies x

CakePigeon Thu 17-Oct-13 08:17:27

happy birthday geek!

good luck at your scan beedles, really glad to hear you have got Mrbeedles all sorted out for Monday, you can relax and concentrate on your follicles now thlsmile

Stacks Thu 17-Oct-13 08:27:30

Morning gals (is that an acceptable term? No idea why I want to use it this morning). Well, I POAIC this morning, and the line is definitely more there (even when I look at it in less than perfect lighting positions angled in a less than perfect way). I showed DH too, who seemed to be happier about it all this morning. We had a chat last night, and he owned up to being scared - he was scared before DS, but now can't imagine life without him, and he thinks it'll be the same with DC 2. Unfortunately I flushed away the pee - I was totally planning on keeping it for a FRER, but habit took over.

Happy Birthday Geek.

Glad DP has sorted out for Monday Beedle.

TooExtraImmatureCheddar Thu 17-Oct-13 08:30:59

Good luck, Beedle!

Happy birthday, Geek!

Stacks, how are things this morning? <looks meaningfully at the polished ramekin>

Hope MrF gets a speedy appt, Fox.

The rat-smacking has commenced in the Too household! even though according to FF I've got a week to go before I'm fertile I even symbolically lay with my feet up on the headboard afterwards for all of 3 minutes before deciding it was too uncomfortable. <polishes eat-smacking badge>

TooExtraImmatureCheddar Thu 17-Oct-13 08:34:38

Rat-smacking. Rat-smacking, ffs.

Cross-post with Stacks - yay! Hooray for slightly more present lines! How are you feeling? Glad DH is calming down and feeling happier.

NoCupcakesOrCocktails Thu 17-Oct-13 08:39:07

Stacks it sounds really promising! I'm really excited for you but I get why you and DH are being cautious. Brooking for a big fat line tomorrow grin

Geek happy birthday! Hope you have a lovely day and MrG spoils you rotten smile

Beedle good luck with the scan, brooking for lots of juicy follies. Well done MrB for getting it all sorted.

Too good work on starting the rat smacking. I used to always stick my legs up afterwards until I got really bored of that about 2 years ago

BeedlesPineNeedles Thu 17-Oct-13 09:14:22

it does sound promising stacks we'll get excited for you until you feel ready thlsmile

geek hope MrGeek has brought you breakfast in bed and that twatboss is sick so you won't need to see him today thlgrin

well the scan went well, she measured a few of them that varied from 13-23mm and said there were at least 9 there. They're going to call me tomorrow lunchtime to let me know if its going to be Mon or Tues for EC. poor MrB saw someone he knows through work in teh waiting room thlshock though they were obviously there for the same reason so its not like they're going to mention it, but rather embarassing all the same.

Stacks Thu 17-Oct-13 09:17:52

I somehow missed your news about the scan Beedle. Good luck!

Too go smack that rat smile I read the name Fintana as Finatra.. As in, Frank. A possibility Maybe? Congrats on the baby girl, are you looking forward to buying all the pretty things? I don't really believe in gender stereotypes, but I've found baby girl clothes seem to have more thought and detail put into them. Lots of the boy stuff was a bit boring, even when very cute.

keepitgoing Thu 17-Oct-13 09:32:21

Good growing beedle!!

stacks I agree girls clothes tend to be cuter, but I'm not so keen on too much pink and frills <eyes up kip's drawers of pink hand-me-downs...> I think you should do your frer as soon as Mr postman arrives!

Stacks Thu 17-Oct-13 11:05:30

This time im telling you guys first. Mr postman arrived just as I needed a wee, fate right? There are two little lines on that FRER... smile

That's great news on the follies beedle. All the dancing seems to have worked, even if we were all dancing discern steps to different tunes!

BeedlesPineNeedles Thu 17-Oct-13 11:13:44

oh congratulations stacks grin grin grin Are you going to wait until this evening to tell DH?

Congratulations Stacks that's amazing news thanksthanks

DinoSnores Thu 17-Oct-13 11:19:17

Excellent, Stacks! Congratulations! What does DH know about all the tests? Does he believe the tests any more than you have done?

Stacks Thu 17-Oct-13 11:21:14

DH was actually more convinced by yesterday's test than I was, and again by this morning's. We'd agreed not to pee on expensive sticks till the weekend though, so I'll have to 'fess up at some point.

NoCupcakesOrCocktails Thu 17-Oct-13 11:46:12

Congratulations Stacks that's fab news!

Beedle sounds like the follie dancing is working gringrin not long know. I bet your getting excited x

Stacks I'm over the moon for you thanks we went and got some girlie bits yesterday! I'm with Keep, I don't like to much pink, but some of the stuff is cute wink

Happy birthday Geek! cake

Good luck on the rat smacking Too!

Thank you for all the anniversary wishes everyone!

Stacks Thu 17-Oct-13 12:36:35

I don't really like pink, I just like the little extra designs and things you can find on girl clothes. Like jeans with a little embroider flower on ykwim?

I'm still in a bit of shock. Totally didn't expect to get pg in the first cycle of trying. It almost feels like an accident! We are both really sure we want a DC 2, and we talked about all the timing and things. Still, neither of us dared hope for, let alone expect, a first try baby!

ControlGeek Thu 17-Oct-13 14:12:29

OMG Stacks that is the most amazing news!!! I came on having had the morning from hell, really hoping for an update from you and this has really made my day. I am so over the moon that the FRER has confirmed it. When I tested in my IVF round, the FRER was the only thing that returned a positive line, everything else including the Morrisons' own supposedly sensitive test returned nothing at all.

beedle congrats on your scan news, that is really brilliant stuff. Brooking like crazy for your EC. Poor MrB, but as you say they were both there for the same reason.

maybe I'm so sorry I missed your scan news - squeeeeeee at having a brooking baby girl!

I'm still waiting for my GP to call me back to confirm if my dr drugs can be funded or not. No other news here, but am being well and truly pampered today. Came down this morning to find MrG had decked the kitchen out in balloons and banners after I had gone to bed last night, and there was an actual bottle of real, honest to goodness champers with a bit of tinsel around it, waiting for me! Going out for a meal tonight so really looking forward to that. Dink is being really lovely and supportive thlconfused but one of my two main customers has spent the entire morning making my life a misery. I don't think I have ever managed to squeeze so many swearwords into one lunchbreak before!

TooExtraImmatureCheddar Thu 17-Oct-13 15:33:02

Stacks, am still so pleased for you - have you told DH yet? I would have been unable to restrain myself and would have rung him immediately.

<sends Call Now vibes to Geek's GP> Sounds like a lovely birthday apart from the horrible customer. There should be a rule that no one is allowed to be horrible to you on your birthday! Have a lovely time tonight.

Beedle, yay for some good follies and a positive scan!

Beedle that's amazing news. Brooking for a Tuesday EC so MrB can be there.

Geek MrG is a star!! Where are you off to for dinner? Boo to the shitty customer. Hope you got it all sorted. Hurry up GP!

ControlGeek Thu 17-Oct-13 17:47:46

Bloody GP's receptionist gave the GP the wrong info - I said to only call before 12 or after 2 (ie not while I'm out at lunch) so what did she tell the GP? Only call between 12 and 2. Now I have to wait until next week to get a bloody answer.

Thank you all for the birthday wishes and offers of cake and wine - I will of course be having copious quantities of both thlgrin

maybe we're off to a local hotel who have an utterly amazing menu at a very reasonable price. It's actually my third choice for venue because I hadn't gone there before, but I think it might be closing on pole position shortly!

stacks - update please, how's DP? How's you? Is it sinking in yet? How many more tests have you done???

How frustrating Geek! But at least you'll have a lovely night to distract you. I want a full run down of what you ate thlsmile

BeedlesPineNeedles Fri 18-Oct-13 08:02:42

How was the meal geek ? I hope today is less stressful at work.

stacks how did DH take the news of a proper test?

I'm expecting the call from the clinic around lunchtime to tell me if EC will be Mon or Tues

Stacks Fri 18-Oct-13 08:20:21

Morning. Sorry to keep you in suspense all night. DS takes up quite a lot of my day, so I tend to just manage to read and not post. Then last night I was tired so stared into space till bed time. It's unfortunate that DS has started waking in the night just as I'm getting tired!

DH got a text message with the news (classy huh?) not much response apart from a "you're pregnant then!" However last night he seemed quite happy about the whole thing, and we had a bit of a chat about plans and the like. He's adamant we'll find out the sex at the 20w scan, though I did suggest a yellow bean could be kinda fun. He's also got a bunch of questions I don't really know the answer to about being pregnant while breastfeeding DS still. I'll chat to the advisor at our breastfeeding group sometime soon and see what she says maybe.

I'll be checking to see the news from your phone call Beedle. Do you have a preference which day you'd like?

Sorry you had to deal with an awful customer Geek, but I hope your dinner out is lovely. DH and I are planning our first dinner out together since having DS soon, no idea where we're going to go though. Sorry you missed the call from the GP, brooking you catch them Monday.

This morning was the first day in a while that I've just got to pee rather than preparing a ramekin etc. It was quite nice, but I did consider doing another stick or 3.

ControlGeek Fri 18-Oct-13 09:12:46

awww stacks it's so wonderful that he is happy! He's bound to feel a bit scared too, but I think that's just completely normal. Do you feel like you've forgotten to do something with not peeing on anything? I usually feel that way after ov but this month have somehow managed to get through without peeing on a single stick - not even an IC ov stick! thlshock

beedle The meal was amaaaaaaazing thlgrin but the quantities were far more than I was expecting. We thought they would be quite small, so ordered two sides to share in addition to our main courses thlblush Do you have a preference for Monday or Tuesday? Good luck!!!

maybe I may get some of this wrong or mixed up, but we had:
pre-starter - a tiny teacup of chicken stew (yes, it was actually served in a miniature bone china teacup!!!)
starter (both) - pan-seared scallops with black pudding bhajis and a smoky tomato sauce
main (me) - brie, beetroot and caramelised onion tart tatin with a butternut squash sauce and potato and rosemary bake. Side order of braised cabbage and fennel.
main (mrg) - 10oz rump steak, medium rare, with hand cut chips and a side of beetroot and tomato salad.
dessert (shared) assiette of puddings - frangipani tart, orange bombe (think eton mess in a ball of orange icing), beer-misu (droooool!) and chocolate and walnut brownie.
A bottle of pinotage helped to sink the ship, in addition to the pre-dinner champers we had at home.

Ladies, I had massive birthday brain yesterday - I forgot there was still Friday to go before the week was over <hides head in shame> I have chased my surgery and asked for a telephone appt with my GP, and have stressed the times I am available on my number. Got a different receptionist today, she was actually rather lovely and very helpful. Hopefully I will know if I have funding by the end of the day smile

BeedlesPineNeedles Fri 18-Oct-13 09:29:03

ooh geek that sounded lovely, you're making me hungry thlgrin Hope you get a phone call today.

I don't think I really mind which day they do it, though Tuesday would posibly be better as MrB won't have to rush off (and teh bosses that don't know won't be wondering what could possibly be so important that he was late to his meeting) and OTD would then be a day that I'm at home rather than away at a work conference (though if it doesn't work I expect I will start bleeding before OTD, so if I'm not bleeding I'll be expecting a BFP, and I don't mind getting one of those whilst I'm away grin )

ScarlettInSpace England Fri 18-Oct-13 10:15:45

Morning all, sorry so hit and miss with posting lately, brief hello again to stacks before you head back to grads!

happy birthday for yesterday geek x

Nothing much to report here, I'm trying to get my manager to release me at christmas [my notice takes me to 10th Jan technically] but he is being a cock and not coming back to me so looks like he is going to make come back after christmas just for 1 bloody week, honestly what an arse - like one of my friends said though, its just like a paid weeks holiday really to kick the new year off nice and relaxed as I won't be doing feck all work-wise grin but tbh I really just want to break up at christmas and be done with it.

ScarlettInSpace England Fri 18-Oct-13 10:16:33

Oh beedles brooking for it to be Tuesday, it always feels more positive when things fall in to place how you want them...

BeedlesPineNeedles Fri 18-Oct-13 10:16:50

They have phoned, its going to be Monday, I've told MrB. I think he'll be happy when I tell him the details (I have told him its Monday!) as they said he can do his bit at home and bring it with him -- then he'll have had some recovery time by the time they ask for a 2nd lot--

ControlGeek Fri 18-Oct-13 10:34:44

Ahh beedle that's great news! I am sure MrB will be relieved to hear the details, too.

scarlett Have you heard back about your appeal yet? It feels like it was ages ago that you raised it. What a pain about that extra week of work, but at least that will be the end of it. They will never be able to ask anything of you again!

That's great news Beedle. Brooking for lots of juicy eggs. Roll on Monday I say.

Oh wow Geek! That's what I call a birthday meal!! Sounds amazing. Especially the starter. Black pudding bhaji?! I'm all over that! And brilliant that you will (I'm brooking no argument) be hearing from the GP today thlsmile

That's lovely Stacks. I can imagine you're feeling quite overwhelmed at the moment!! But it will be great thlsmile

Scarlett how bloody annoying. Your boss is clearly sulking as you've decided to leave. It would be lovely for you to have that extra time over crimbo off! Maybe a weeks sick? <devious>

ControlGeek Fri 18-Oct-13 14:20:36

Grr GP tried to call at 12:38 thlsad I even hung around until 12:30 in case she called at 12:20 like she did yesterday! She's now gone for the day and there's no-one else who can advise so I have to wait for another call back on Monday.

This is taking the mick Geek. I am thlangry on your behalf

BeedlesPineNeedles Fri 18-Oct-13 14:36:54

How annoying geek I hope you manage to get it sorted on monday.

scarlett what a shame your boss won't let you have the extra week off, I hope he won't find you a load of crap stuff to do that week just to make a point

ScarlettInSpace England Fri 18-Oct-13 16:25:51

geek what a nightmare!

beedles big brooking for Monday!

Well I've finally spoken to my boss & we've reached a compromise, I will take Christmas off as planned and go back on 2nd & 3rd to do handovers. He is actually off all that week anyway so will be dead quiet couple of days thlgrin and I don't have to take them unpaid [which I was planning for] so looks like I start my new job on the 6th Jan thlgrin

<Sets off to give Geeks Dr a telling what for> Ooh, I'm so angry for you, stupid ineffective bloody people!! On a plus, your meal last night sounded really lovely smile hope you had a good birthday.

Scarlett I know its not helpful, but I did have to chuckle at the immaturity of your sulky boss thlgrin

Beedle so happy you have arrangements made that your DH can do too smile I am crossing everything and brooking like a crazy lady for this cycle!!

Not much to report from Chez Boo, K has started to wean on to proper food, and she loves it!

ScarlettInSpace England Fri 18-Oct-13 18:59:58

boo pretty obvious my boss is a wanker man - my new boss is a woman which will be much better i think, my best bosses have all been women thlgrin

Anyways am soaking in big hot bath now, AF decided cd24 was a good day to land unannounced this afternoon thlangry and I've got full hospitality at the races tomorrow [work arranged, very funny, signed off the week before i handed my notice in] so am looking forward to rinsing my expenses thlgrin

Oooh geek i did hear back for pct, nice letter but basically told me i had to raise it with the clinic had forgotten i needed to do that in all the job excitement thlblush

ScarlettInSpace England Fri 18-Oct-13 19:03:15


ScaryHalloweenName Fri 18-Oct-13 20:21:03

Boo to AF turning up Scarlett

Booooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Fri 18-Oct-13 21:00:54

^ who is that??? Do you like my Halloween name <<<twirls>>> thlgrin (tis I, Boo)

And me thlgrin <dons cheesy black cape and hat, and brandishes broom menacingly>

ScaryHalloweenName Fri 18-Oct-13 21:40:41

Not telling thlbiscuit

Booooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Fri 18-Oct-13 21:56:44

Bahahahahahahaha just hovered thlgrin Hiya <waves at Scary>

Stacks Sat 19-Oct-13 09:45:14

How's everyone today? I keep getting the urge to POAS and check the lines are still both there... We have a day out at the PILs though, so hoping it'll take my mind off it a bit.

Sorry AF turned up Scarlett, you should make sure you have lots of fun on the company dime at the races.

Scarlett boo to AF but amazing yore going to be rinsing the expenses!! Champers anyone??!!

Ooh Stacks I know what you mean. Luckily after the IVF o only had 4 tests in the house. Once they were gone, they were gone! Though I distinctly remember before my 8 week scan walking past a boots and having a massive urge to by a stick. Just to check grin

Fox82 Sun 20-Oct-13 20:01:01

Well AF has turned up yet again thlangry. Well at least I can have my day 3 test tomorrow at the hospital when I take Mr F's sample in I guess! thlhmm

What a bitch Fox thlsad. Still, nothing like carrying a put of spunk to cheer you up thlwink

Fox82 Sun 20-Oct-13 21:26:11

Haha very true Maybe thlgrin

Booooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Mon 21-Oct-13 08:29:40

Bloody AF, what a bitch, sorry to hear she's landed with you Fox but like Maybe said, there is a lot to be said for doing the daily commute with a jar of man juice in your pocket thlgrin

keepitgoing Mon 21-Oct-13 08:43:40

oh fox sad Why did AF not get the message!! Anyway, you have a plan now, so

beedle huge good luck for egg collection today - brooking for lots of good juicy ones, and that MrB's sample goes well. thinking of you - let us know how you get one x

Stacks Mon 21-Oct-13 09:00:15

So sorry AF got you Fox. She just can't take the hint that she's not wanted!

Beedle brooking everything goes well with egg collection today.

Good luck for today Beedle, can't wait to hear about the golden eggs x

ScarlettInSpace England Mon 21-Oct-13 09:28:59

Brooking for beedle today x

NoCupcakesOrCocktails Mon 21-Oct-13 09:44:17

Beedle good luck to you and MrB today. Brooking all goes well xxxx

Fox sorry to hear about AF, at least you have a plan now. That BFP will be yours soon smile

How is everyone? I've got a 13 day stretch at work starting tomorrow with one day off next Saturday. I'm dreading it hmm

No AF yet for me, I'm on cd 30. I'm not even sure I've ovulated this month. I did get a peak on my CBFM but I haven't had any cm or ovulation pain. Also my boobs normally get really sore about a week before AF but they are completely normal. No way am I PIAR though, I refuse to torture myself anymore that way! I'm sure AF will turn up, I'm just worried my body still isn't back to normal yet.

Booooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Mon 21-Oct-13 09:45:01

Ooh Beedle completely forgot, sorry lovely. Brook brook brooking for you and Mr B today!

Fox82 Mon 21-Oct-13 10:21:14

Thanks everyone!

Good luck for today Beedle!

13 days working sounds horrible Cups thlshock I hope you get a nice few days off after that! How long will you leave it before PIAR?! Exciting! thlgrin

musicalmrs Mon 21-Oct-13 11:10:48

Brooking for you today Beedle smile

So sorry to hear about AF Fox. It'll be the last one you see for months, of course :-)

Cups, eeek at 13 days. Hideous :-( How mysterious about AF..

BeedlesPineNeedles Mon 21-Oct-13 11:15:04

We got 9 eggs and Mrb's sample was fine too. No request that he performs twice this time grin I'm now home resting and Mrb has gone off to work. We're back in on wed for ET and the Dr has put me on a double dose of crinone, so hopefully AF won't turn up early or ever this time.

fox sorry AF turned up for you

cups sorry that your body is playing tricks on you, random odd cycles are a bit annoying. Hope you don't get too tired out with all that working.

Oh and I POAIC on Sunday after my trigger shot and was quite surprised at how pale the line was considering I should have had quite a lot of hcg going round my body. And it took a while to come up shock

beedle massive brooking luck for you today, I have everything crossed in a good collection/fertilisation rate for you.

cups It's so rotten when your body does different things to normal, isn't it? Do you know when AF should be due, based on the CBFM peak?

Sorry to hear about AF turning up at your place fox, I hope you manage to get shot of her quickly.

Found out from my GP this morning that they can't fund my prostap. She will write to the gynae dept of the hospital but I don't hold out much hope there, if I can't get it via either my NHS IVF contract or my GP not least of all because she will be writing to twunty consultant and his super-twunty secretary so looks like I need to find a few hundred quid to throw at this next cycle.

AF is looking like she will arrive as expected tomorrow, given last night's night sweats and my foul mood today. Still need to wait a couple of weeks before I find out whether I will down reg from November or December though, as the clinic said to call back early November.

<waves to boo nurse maybe keep sparks and everyone and leaves a steaming bowl of bangers and mash with onion gravy ready for lunch>

ScarlettInSpace England Mon 21-Oct-13 11:24:57

cups this month I had a 24 day cycle, my shortest ever, with no sore boobs, cramps nuthin, just a 3 day bleed and all over. Last month was 28 days standard but the sore boobs lasted for 3 weeks shock 2 wk before and on until CD14. Honestly, I give up.

Beedle axing news lovely!! Brooking for a tip top fertilisation rate. Will they allow you to go to day 5 if you have enough embies?

Cups sorry your body is playing silly buggers. 13 days straight. That is no fun at all. When do you start your new job?

Scarlett, how was the races? Did you win?

I'm sorry to hear that Geek. What a pain. Brooking that the consultant can help and that you find out soon about the start of dr-ing.

How was operation jizz pot fox?

keepitgoing Mon 21-Oct-13 12:04:20

scarlett it baffled me how some months my boobs would be sore before ov, some months not at all, most just a couple of days pre-AF. It's all a mystery.

9 eggs beedle!! grin well done you!! And a great sample from MrB as well grin I have such high hopes for you this cycle. Will you get a call tomorrow re fertilisation, or do we all have to wait until Wedensday to see how they are getting on?

BeedlesPineNeedles Mon 21-Oct-13 12:40:23

geek sorry you probably won't get funding, I hope the twunty consultant is having a rare good day and says yes.

maybe definitely no 5 day transfer, no matter how many good eggs we have left, they only do 2 day transfer and freeze them then too, I think.

keep no phone calls tomorrow, I even asked at my review meeting but they said no. They will only phone on wed morn if there is nothing to transfer shock otherwise we're in on wed pm

I'm also baffled by my boobs, they're already quite sore, presumably from the trigger shot, but I don't remember that from last time. I was a bit worried all my follies had burst prematurely, but they obviously hadn't as every follicle contained an egg.

ScarlettInSpace England Mon 21-Oct-13 12:45:24

keep I do feel like before I started treatment it was all very straightforward though, can't help feeling I've fukked it up & should've left well alone, it's not like I'd be any worse off now if I hadn't bothered, and I wouldn't have had such a shit 12 months...

beedle 9 is fab well done you girl xx

geek at least it's only a few hundred, and not £3-5K for a full cycle tries not to think about having to spend that much money if I ever want to try again

maybs Only won on 2 races, down about £60 over the day but has such a good time that's a small price to pay!

Nine weeks of actual work left til crimbo!!!

ScarlettInSpace England Mon 21-Oct-13 12:48:51

thlblush has just had a flashback to being involved in a twerk-off with a random bloke on saturday night...

keepitgoing Mon 21-Oct-13 13:06:01

Yes but you'd be always thinking 'what if' Scarlett. Giving it all you've got is going to pay off, and I'm brooking no argument!

beedle I've only just noticed I x-posted with you - congrats on your 9 eggies! Brooking for great fertilisation for you <switches to the fertilise eggs fertilise dance> and also a mahoosive Yay! to mrb for not having to give a second performance. How are you feeling?

maybe are your new meds still holding the sickness at bay? Can you start to enjoy your pregnancy properly yet? It should be against the law of the universe that if you've had to wait more than a short while for your BFP, nothing nasty is allowed during your next nine months. Fact.

scarlett unfortunately it's a few hundred out of the private IVF/mat leave fund, which I've already had to dip into to get repairs done on the house, and will have to dip into even further when MrG's decided what shed he wants. Now MrG's talking about getting a new car... Would anyone notice if I just buried him under the patio, and jumped straight to donor sperm? thlgrin

There must be something in the air, my sore norkage has been weird this month too. I normally start hurting a day or so before ov, then it gradually gets better towards AF being due. This month I got incredibly sore around ov for about two days, then it went away completely for a few days, then crept back up again slowly. It's gradually dying away again now but I'd expect to not feel anything at this point in my cycle, normally.

Fox82 Mon 21-Oct-13 14:18:36

I have to confess Beedle that I don't know much about what's going on for you! but it sounds good to me! And great that MrB didn't have to give another sample!

Sorry about the funding Geek. What a pain.

Operation jizz pot was fine Maybe. Mr F was understandably a bit nervous but we had a laugh at the thought of his sample stuffed in to my bra thlgrin I was a bit thlhmm at the receptionist when I handed over the sample. I'd been so careful about keeping it warm and when I handed it over she chucked it onto the counter and said she'd call the lab and let them know it's there thlshock

Fox I now have visions of you covertly speaking to the receptionist and handing over MrF's JIAJ, slipping it out of your bra and the receptionist slipping it into hers thlgrin Perhaps that should even be in the job description - must have great jugs for warming jizz pots mwahahaha

Oh dear I am easily entertained today, sorry thlblush

Fox82 Mon 21-Oct-13 15:31:34

Hahaha Geek! grin. I did actually forget to take the pot out of my bra before I got into the hospital, so had to take it out and put it in my pocket as discreetly as possible while walking down the corridor!! blush

BeedlesPineNeedles Mon 21-Oct-13 15:35:31

fox luckily we have always handed the JIAJ directly into the lab so they know to keep it warm. Mrb had a bit of a comedy moment whilst we were waiting to go in for EC, a couple of pensioners had got a bit lost and confused in the hospital and ended up in the fertility clinic. I know they say women are having children later in life but that was taking things a bit far grin

NoCupcakesOrCocktails Mon 21-Oct-13 15:43:17

Beedle well done on 9 juicy eggs! Glad to hear your taking it easy

<starts up the fertilise eggs fertilise dance>

Fox well done to MrFox. grin At you discreetly removing the sample from your bra. Hopefully they don't have CCTV!

Geek that's rubbish that you'll have to fund the prostap but it will be worth it as it's going to give you your BFP!

NoCupcakesOrCocktails Mon 21-Oct-13 15:45:01

I'm glad it's not only me with fucked up cycles post IVF. How are you doing Scarlett? Not long until you finish your job!

Maybe I haven't even had my job offer through the post yet. I'm going to chase it up today

Fox82 Mon 21-Oct-13 16:03:41

grin at the elderly couple Beedle!!

Oh I never thought about CCTV Cups! blush Hope you get the job offer in writing soon. It's a nice feeling to have it in writing. I actually got a call today about a possible job offer but declined as it's the same as what I'm doing now, and I really need a change. Let's hope something else comes up in the next 7 weeks or I might have to call them back! confused

ScaryHalloweenName Mon 21-Oct-13 16:07:11

Cups my cycles have been rather random since my miscarriage.

Beedle fab news about all those juicy eggs. Brooking that they fertlise well for you.

TooExtraImmatureCheddar Mon 21-Oct-13 16:48:14

Gosh, you lot have been chatty today!

Beedle, hurray for 9 eggs! <joins in egg-fertilisation dance, which sounds more like a rain dance>

Fox, boo to AF! grin at the man-juice-in-bra, though!

Geek, so sorry to hear about the lack of funding. Hope you hear from the clinic soon about down-regging.

Scarlett, I am Brooking No Argument that a lovely BFP is waiting just around the corner for you!

Loving the Halloween names - must have a think.

According to FF my most fertile time begins on Thursday - wait, is that right? What's dark green on the calendar? The app is frozen and won't load the key. Anyway, something shag-related begins on Thursday, and my dad, stepmum and half-siblings are coming to stay on Thursday, Fri and part of Saturday. This means 1) M will have to sleep in our room and 2) we will have to perform any ttc activities Extremely Quietly and probably on the bedroom floor, because our bed creaks ridiculously and is impossible to DTD in because the noises are so off-putting. also MrToo has developed a penchant for al-fresco ttc in the rain, which will not be possible with guests in the house

Stacks Tue 22-Oct-13 08:45:28

Beedle so pleased to hear they got so many eggs. I hope you're still taking things easy today. Brooking super hard for a really positive phone call nice and early tomorrow.

Geek, sorry your GP said no to the funding, hopefully the twunty consultant will be in a good mood though. Fingers crossed.

Cups and Scarlett, sorry your cycles are all messed up. I really hope things get back to normal for you soon.

Fox maybe they don't have CCTV... Or maybe the people watching take bets on whee they'll see people pull jizz pots from ;)

Too sounds like you've got some creative dtd coming up. Perhaps send your guests out for the day? Or you could blame any noises on M smile

BeedlesPineNeedles Wed 23-Oct-13 07:07:44

Back at work this morning, my belly is still a bit uncomfortable but I think it is better than last time. I'm desperatly hoping we won't get any phone calls this morning (maybe I could turn my phone off grin ) then I'm hoping we have a good embryo or two to put back.
I found out on Monday that they are doing an embryoscope trial at the moment so I'm a bit gutted that we didn't get picked for that.

too I'm hoping that you live in a detached house with a very large, secluded garden, as surely a terraced house with a postage stamp sized garden is not ideal for al fresco ttc in the rain thlshock And why in the rain? I'd only consider outdoor sex in the rain if we lived in a tropical country grin

Stacks Wed 23-Oct-13 07:48:29

Beedle so sorry I got mixed up with the phone call! I remember now it's bad news if they phone, so obviously they won't! I can't believe they just let you wait, it must be torture. Good luck for later though.

BeedlesPineNeedles Wed 23-Oct-13 08:08:51

That's Ok stacks everyone else gets a phonecall to let them know what's happening hmm
When I asked if I could have one, they explained that if they had phoned on Day 1 last time only 2 of the eggs had fertilised, by day 2 another had fertilised and that was one tath was put back. But it was still a bit much of a shock to go from 12/13 eggs taken out, to decide if we should put back the only 2 viable eggs, with only about 5 mins to think about it as we were already in the operating room.
They'll ring between 11 and 11:30 so its only torture for that half hour grin

ScarlettInSpace England Wed 23-Oct-13 08:27:33

beedle brooking for you today!

We got some nice news yesterday, OH is getting a promotion thlgrin so what has been generally a shitty year, with some massive emotional downs, 2 failed treatments, a number of mini breakdown for me and both if us unhappy at work is ending on quite a positive! my job, his job, these things come in 3s right? wink

cups any news on your job, you got the letter yet?

Keeping everything crossed for you Beedle lovely.

Scarlett that's fantastic news, so pleased for you and MrS! It's about bloody time something good happened for you. Will you be celebrating tonight?!

Booooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Wed 23-Oct-13 09:40:19

popping by to brook for Beedle, good luck today!

Geek so angry for you that you have to go through the twunty consultant sad Brooking they sort you out soon!

Well having looked at the weather forcast, I can see it being a busy week for Too thlgrinthlwink

<waves at everyone else>

BeedlesPineNeedles Wed 23-Oct-13 10:04:16

Boo is the Uk weather forecast cloudy with a chance of shagging showers thlgrin

BeedlesPineNeedles Wed 23-Oct-13 10:32:01

11:30 and no phone calls, so I think we have at least 1 to put back grin it was a rather stressful 30 mins

Stacks Wed 23-Oct-13 11:19:07

I was just coming on to do some hand holding beedle I forgot you're an hour ahead did I ever know?

So glad you didn't get that call. When do you go in later?

BeedlesPineNeedles Wed 23-Oct-13 11:27:52

Not long to wait stacks I'll leave work in about 45mins. Thanks for the belated hand-holding grin

Stacks Wed 23-Oct-13 11:32:03

Wow. Are you managing to get anything done at work at all? I'm sure I wouldn't be able to think about anything else. I'd me Beedle coming along with you for the et? Do you have a few days off then to rest up?

BeedlesPineNeedles Wed 23-Oct-13 11:36:33

That half hour was rather tough but I'm a bit calmer now, at least work gives me something to concentrate on. No time off, I'll be coming straight back to work afterwards thlshock My job isn't strenuos or stessful. And unless I suddenly take up kickboxing or bungy -jumping or heroin then theres probably not much I can do to affect anything one way or the other grin

Mr Beedle is coming with me grin

Oh Beedle this is fantastic news. So pleased bcant wait to hear how it all goes. Really glad MrB can go with you. You're a better woman than me, there's no way I could've concentrated at work after! Have some cake to calm your nerves thlsmile

Booooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Wed 23-Oct-13 12:27:06

Beedle that is fantastic news, so pleased Mr B is going too smile can't wait to hear your news later thlsmile

keepitgoing Wed 23-Oct-13 13:13:43

Good luck beedle x

BeedlesPineNeedles Wed 23-Oct-13 14:12:45

Good news, 2 good ones put back and 1 has gone into the freezer grin grin grin 5 of the 9 fertilised which is also much better than last time. MrB is also very happy grin

Well done on not getting a phone call beedle and fab stuff that MrB can come with you. Good luck!!! <resumes the divide embies divide dance>

OMGOMGOMG beedle you are PUPO!!! That fertilisation rate is brilliant, last time's really was just bad luck. This is your one or two !!

Oh Beedle, bloody amazing news!! I'm so very chuffed for you. Did you say you were on a double dose of crinone? That's one thing I don't miss. Hope you get spoilt tonight thlsmile

BeedlesPineNeedles Wed 23-Oct-13 14:51:23

thanks geek & maybe

yes double dose of crinone, which is good cos hopefully I won't bleed early, but if when not if, I don't bleed I won't know if its because it has worked or if its just the extra progesterone. and MrB wants me to wait until the day after OTD so he can be there when I test. he's even talking about hiding the tests thlshock

beedle I am just thlshock at mrb. BAAAAD MrB! However, does he not know you can buy more yourself and hide them in the cleaning cupboard somewhere he will never look for them? When is OTD? Sorry if you have already said. I have the memory of a goldfish today.

<sits patiently on AF, who by the way is being as good as gold for me this month>

Hiding the test? hiding the tests is he mad??!! That's a brooking no no!! There will be no bleeding Beedle except maybe some implantation bleeding cos that doesn't freak you out at all I am simply brooking no argument

Booooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Wed 23-Oct-13 15:05:38

Squeeeeeeeeee brooking for the Beedle 2 thlgrin sounds like a fab fertilisation rate this time, and frosties too, fabulous. Now sit down with Mr B and explain very calmly that if he does in fact hide the test, you will only purchase more, full price on his credit card but you will also poke him in the eye not be pleased thlgrin

Geek maybe this is AFs swansong? She knows her days are numbered and she has done all she can to piss you off, so she is giving up before she is evicted <hopeful>

LMAO @ the beedle 2

Booooooo t'would be lovely to think so, as I have just started the cycle which could potentially be my last chance for an ironic BFP. MrG and I have been invited down to see his son the weekend after next (nervous much? Me? nahhhh <wibble>) and MrG doesn't realise that all I'm going to be thinking about is getting him back to the hotel room. MrG that is, not MrG's son. That would be very naughty.

DinoSnores Wed 23-Oct-13 15:44:46

Sounds great, Beedle! Will do lots of Brooking!

Solars Wed 23-Oct-13 16:20:23

All appendages crossed for you Beedle yay you're pupo!

Stacks Wed 23-Oct-13 18:04:55

Been thinking about you all day Beedle but had MIL visiting so not managed to get on mn at all! So, so glad you got the 2 put back, and one in the freezer too. Well done you and MrB. If MrB hides all the tests I can send you the 48 I have here, including a FRER. smile You could do a few a day and still now run out. What do you think?

Hello everyone else. MIL is still here, so not much time to post. She's distracted with DS in the bath though smile

musicalmrs Wed 23-Oct-13 19:43:22

Beedle, that's excellent news! <joins the divide emby divide dance* When's OTD?

Stacks 48?! That's impressive! I only have one test currently. I'm not a before AF tester though - get too nervous (though my last BFP was after AF, just to confuse me!). Will keep an eye out for CBDs on offer though...

Geek, brooking for an ironic BFP.. :-)

Too, managing much SWI with the family visiting? grin

About 3wks left until I'm officially TTCing again. Not that I'm counting.. grin going to be an interesting couple of months, what with having had no AF since August 2011..!

Fox82 Wed 23-Oct-13 21:27:31

Amazing news Beedle! Such exciting news!! grin

keepitgoing Wed 23-Oct-13 21:54:22

Woo hoo beedle grin fab fab news. Last time was just a blip. I think knowing I wouldn't bleed was easier, as I was less mental each kip trip, just counting the time to otd.

Could you poas a day early, so mrB could be there or four days a la sweetie

musical no af?! Are you just going to smack the rat all the blooming time?! Brooking she doesn't get a chance to return.

stacks you may be beaten by geek who generally has more pee stick choice than Boots do. geek, let's have an inventory please? ... smile

keepitgoing Wed 23-Oct-13 21:55:49

Loo trip. Loo now defaults to kip... confused that my phone knows kip makes me go a thousand times a day...

musicalmrs Wed 23-Oct-13 22:39:48

Nope, no AF whatsoever keep! Last time I didn't bother with OPKs or similar - in the month we got our BFP we smacked the rat every 2/3 days. I've told DH I think similar conditions may make us successful this time - so we're on all the same vitamins, and I think he's looking forward to the mad SWI initially wink.

I know I should probably come off of the pill and then wait for first AF before TTC, but c'est la vie..

NoCupcakesOrCocktails Thu 24-Oct-13 05:39:34

Yay Beedle congrats on being PUPO!!! The Beedle 2 sound like criminals, I now have an image of two asbo embryos grin
Sorry I didn't get chance to check in yesterday, I was thinking of you and MrB though.

Hi to everyone else, I've not read back sorry. We have a big inspection at work today. I'm dreading it. Just got to get through 2 double shifts today and tomorrow.

Yay for the Beedle 2! Brooking smile

TooExtraImmatureCheddar Thu 24-Oct-13 07:58:23

Oooh, yippee for the Beedle 2! What does PUPO mean, please? Is OTD 14 days from yesterday, then?

Loving the weather forecasts - in my part of the UK skies are looking unusually clear, but we'll see! Family arriving tonight - I am going with them to see The Lion King in the theatre, while DH is at home putting M to bed. Creatively silent non-baby-awakening or bed-creaking swi commences tonight...

48 ICs
7 Morrisons Own
3 Superdrug
1 Clear Blue Plus
1 Clear Blue Digital

<slinks back out, ashamed at own hoard thlblush >

<pops back to give cups a squeeze, good luck with the work inspection>

<pops back again to show fingers are still doing the grow embies grow, nestle embies nestle dance>

Booooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Thu 24-Oct-13 08:19:05

Pregnant Until Proven Otherwise thlsmile Loving the weather watch Too thlgrin and good luck with the silent non creaking swi tonight thlgrin

BeedlesPineNeedles Thu 24-Oct-13 08:20:37

Thanks stacks but I have a fair few IC plus a FRER from olives grin

cups I also thought that the beedle 2 made them sound like criminals my poor babies already branded criminals before they've even implanted thlgrin Good luck with work.

too PUPO means pregnant until proven otherwise

musical only 3 weeks left to wait , does MrM know that you're counting down the days thlgrin

I don't think MrB will really hide the tests he's just scared about me testing early, we've been told twice by the clinic not to bastards
So OTD is the 7th and I'll be away for 2 days with work on the 6th and 7th. So if I test early and its negative we'll be apart from each other feeling really crap, and it seems really unfair to test when I'm away from him in a hotel room (possibly sharing with a colleague thlshock ) So I reckon that evening testing at 17dpEC with a FRER (when I get home) should give an accurate response. The clinic have already said its ok not to phone them on OTD

BeedlesPineNeedles Thu 24-Oct-13 08:22:14

geek did you just know how many you have or did you have to check? thlgrin

Booooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Thu 24-Oct-13 08:28:24

I think Geek has a spreadsheet with these thing on Beedle thlgrin

beedle what a nightmare about testing. Your plan is a good 'un though. How are you feeling?

I don't have a peestick spreadsheet <eyes boo sternly> and had to count everything apart from the ics, which I know I've only used 2 of. In fact, on my last cycle, I didn't use a single stick, not even an icov or cbfm stick!!! thlshock to be honest I was a bit surprosed how many I jad until I rememberrd I've already started stocking up on frers for testing out my trigger.

BeedlesPineNeedles Thu 24-Oct-13 09:08:20

I also thought that there might be a spreadsheet boooo thlgrin

I'm feeling OK thanks geek still a bit bloated but lesss than last time. Might be because I'm less constipated, I had stocked up on prune juice in advance thlgrin
The doc scanned one of my ovaries yesterday (it was in the way!) and we could see that all the follicles had refilled with fluid, she then spoke a bit about the symptoms of OHSS. But they didn't do this last time, so I'm wondering if this was just standard (but that they didn't do it last time as the dr wasn't confident enough about how to say everything in English) or that she was worried I could be affected, though it seems fairly unlikely with just 9 follicles.

keepitgoing Thu 24-Oct-13 12:47:52

I prefer pregnant UNLESS proven otherwise - that's more in the brooking spirit!

beedle glad you're feeling ok. Just keep drinking lots of water. I think it'd usually be standard to talk about OHSS risks. Maybe last time your follies hadn't filled up anyway. Just keep an eye on yourself for the next few days; I'm sure it'll be fine - as you say some people get hundreds of follies. But you have three perfect embies. I think your plan sounds like a good one, apart from one thing - that you had EC on Monday, so you should be able to test with a high degree of confidence 14 days after that, which is <checks calendar> the 4th, ie before you go away!!

geek that's a lot of tests even for you... How did you feel going a month with any poas-ing?! Did you get withdrawal symptoms? Oh, I meant to say before, how lovely that you are going to see MrG's son!! So pleased that things are progressing there - just fab!

oh musical i see what you mean. I thought you'd stopped the pil