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Brooking now arguments for BFPs for everyone in 2014. Get smacking those rats or sniffing those dogs!

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NoCupcakesOrCocktails Thu 09-Jan-14 09:52:55

Come on Brookers I want BFPs for everyone this year and I am brooking no arguments smile

keepitgoing Thu 09-Jan-14 10:00:28

I'm brooking no arguments either! grin

cups how exciting you've almost finished work. do you have time off before next job?

parents' dog (I think of as mine) is OK. still on antibiotic. it was on his neck so he can't wear a Cone of Shame (from Up) so we have to just tell him to stop scratching. he's nearly 11, and v intelligent border collie.

SantaMaybe Thu 09-Jan-14 10:18:28

Here you are!!

To continue the sperm discussion, I read (like Keep) that boys are more likely from 'straight' IVF, but girls are more likely from ICSI. But we are talking a couple of percent here. I think we are almost balanced out on the gender front, Keep, Sweetie and me have girls, Sweetie and Solars have boys.

Keep grin at the cone of shame!! They are a health hazard!! Glad he is doing ok.

Cups when do you finish your job?

NoCupcakesOrCocktails Thu 09-Jan-14 10:20:11

Keep aw bless him, is he being good and not scratching? I'd have to be watching my girl 24/7 without a cone!

I've got next week off, it's unpaid so it's not great but I really want a few days off to get organised. I need to go shopping for work clothes. It will be the first time I've not had to wear a uniform, I know its sad but I'm excited about wearing my own clothes. I still can't believe I'm going to have every weekend off grin

NoCupcakesOrCocktails Thu 09-Jan-14 10:21:11

Tomorrow at 8pm grin

NoCupcakesOrCocktails Thu 09-Jan-14 10:23:41

Ooh I didn't know Solars was having a boy! I'm rubbish at keeping up with it all. I can't really go on the grads thread though apart from for a quick congratulations as I'm too superstitious.

ControlGeek Thu 09-Jan-14 10:36:02

Thank you for the luffly new thread cups, may it bring is all much luck and many BFPs (I just accidentally typed PFBs - how freudian is that?!) I'd heard that chocolate is bad for dogs, the darker the worse it is. So pleased that your pooch is on the mend. It's so scary when they do that, they don't realise how bad it is for them.

I had also heard that IVF has a higher chance of producing a boy. I hadn't heard about the opposite for ICSI. TBH (and speaking for myself and myself alone, without casting judgment on anybody else) as long as it's alive and healthy I wouldn't care if it had a tail, let alone what gender it was.

As for swaying through natural conception, I'd read that mixing the sperm with egg white supposedly increased your chances for a girl as the egg white forces the sperm to put a lot of energy into swimming out of the egg white and girl sperm is, as someone mentioned on the other thread I think, supposedly more robust even if it is slower. I wonder if non-spermicidal non-ttc friendly lube might have the same effect, as that can act as a sperm barrier whilst not killing them.

I've been a bit up and down emotionally lately but last night I had a complete and utter meltdown. I was on the verge of jacking everything in, leaving MrG and booking myself into a travelodge. Calmed down a little this morning. Desperately need a great big mug of perspective though.

SantaMaybe Thu 09-Jan-14 10:52:30

Oh Geek lovely, what happened? Did something set you off? I have a large shoulder smile

Not long now Cups!! How you feeling about the new job?

NoCupcakesOrCocktails Thu 09-Jan-14 11:04:13

Oh no Geek, are you just getting nervous about starting stimming?
I can't wait to start my cycle but at the same time I'm terrified it won't work and I don't know if I can stand all the heartache again.

I am excited Maybe, I'm nervous too as I will be completely out of my comfort zone. I think it's what I need though. Unfortunately I'll probably be starting stimming during my first week. I'm going in on thurs to meet my new managers so I'm going to speak to them about it.

ScarlettInSpace Thu 09-Jan-14 11:34:08

Marking place x

Loopyaboutmy2boys Thu 09-Jan-14 12:22:24

Ultimately I know what will be will be, and if its another healthy boy I will still count my blessings as until I met DH I thought I might never get the chance to be a mother at all, as he is my second DH. Just can't help the way I feel about wanting a girl, but I will stop talking about it now.

I hope you are ok now geek, and I really hope you and cups and any other assisted brookers get their BFP's this year.

Have lost track of things on here, but is dino Bartlett? I will pm you a link if you want, although whether my house is in the right bit of Cambs for you I don't know. I have loved living here the past 6 years and if I could pick this house up and plonk it nearer to my family I would, but I can't. It has lots of space for a growing family and a decent garden. There is a road running behind the garden and you can hear traffic a bit in the garden which only affects us really in the summer but it doesn't bother us or our neighbours in the slightest when inside, it's a very nice place to live, and ds2 slept 14 hours on Tuesday night, which I'm sure he wouldn't do if the road was noisy!

ControlGeek Thu 09-Jan-14 12:32:52

Sorry, I tried to post again earlier but dink decided to hold a mass meeting at the desk next to me.

Thank you for the support, and sorry to sound such a drama queen. Things that have bothered me for years but that I've just put up with all got on top of me last night and the final straw was MrG (accidentally) breaking a sugar bowl I'd had since leaving home 20 years ago in a fit of temper. I don't know whether it's just that the zoladex side effects are starting to come through stronger, or just my body reacting to the lack of its normal hormones, combined with my terror nerves at the upcoming ivf. I went slightly ape. A bit scary for both of us tbh.

cups I know exactly what you mean about the terror that it won't work. You had it so much harder last time, it's no wonder you have that at the forefront of your mind. But this is our time. We can hold each others hands and we will get through this, and come out the other side with our BFPs, bumps and PFBs. <massive hugs>

musicalmrs Thu 09-Jan-14 12:37:12

Just marking my place. Busy day here, will catch up properly later.

<hugs for Geek>

musicalmrs Thu 09-Jan-14 12:37:13

Just marking my place. Busy day here, will catch up properly later.

<hugs for Geek>

Lovely new thread thanks smile

<sits next to Geek, offers brew laced with JD and discreetly holds her hand>

SantaMaybe Thu 09-Jan-14 13:37:05

<holds Geek's other hand> hormones are a bitch Geek. I found it hard to distinguish my real feelings from my artificial ones when I was cycling. We are all here for hand holding throughout this whole thing. And you are right. You and Cups are coming out of this with BFPs. I'm brooking no argument.

Cups you make total sense. It's a scary time. But you're going to do just great. I know these things wink. I hope your supervisor is understanding, it always helps when you know people are backing you.

Loopy I forgot to say its lovely to have you back smile

musicalmrs Thu 09-Jan-14 13:41:09

Ahh apparently I marked my place twice earlier. Naughty MN app..

Dino, the high on the ovulation tests is promising! Not sure what mine are doing yet- the last line was very faint but getting darker. Need to do another one this afternoon (doing them every other day at the min). Wanting 4DC isn't greedy... you'd have such a busy, noisy, laughter filled mad house smile I think two would be enough for us.

Cups how lovely that you'll have a week off! I know what you mean about wearing your own clothes smile

Geek, so sorry to hear what happened sad You're going through lots though, with the hormones (or lack). I also don't blame you being terrified about the next cycle - we'll always be here for hand holding smile

Sorry to hear you're not getting anywhere with selling Loopy. Whereabouts are you in Cambs? We'd consider south possibly, but are most likely looking at Herts/Beds/N Essex. Very excited about the prospect of moving closer to family, and of having a home that's laid out more efficiently for my work!

GreenOlives Thu 09-Jan-14 13:54:05

<marking place> And brooking no argument for a raft of bfps on this thread! smile

ScarlettInSpace Thu 09-Jan-14 14:11:29

Oooh quick post I meant to tell you all, AF wasn't here yesterday brookers it was spotting woooohooooo! And today I feel sick and have cramps and I still have big sore boobs and its CD27 and I had a suspiciously pmt tantrum last night so I am actually having a bona fide proper real normal cycle with a full range of symptoms an evryfin yaaaaaaaaaay! DHEA & IVF have now left the Scarlett Building I think! First 'normal' cycle in probably a year, maybe 18 months even?!

geek not the sugar bowl?? Ltb wink

musicalmrs Thu 09-Jan-14 14:18:15

Hurrah Scarlett! Though.. are you sure it couldn't be a sneaky BFP ? smile I was about to ask when you'd normally expect AF, but I guess that's a silly question..!

Loopy, in terms of cycles, my AF returned just before NY, so at least I've had one! It took a while for my cycles to normalise after coming off the pill last time, so we'll see what happens this time round.

ScarlettInSpace Thu 09-Jan-14 14:21:31

musical nah I definitely feel af-y, my cycles were textbook 28 days but since I started treatment in Sept 2012 they have ranged from 21 - 37 days!

SantaMaybe Thu 09-Jan-14 14:35:24

Brilliant news Scarlett!

That's great news Scarlett so pleased!!

ScarlettInSpace Thu 09-Jan-14 18:08:47

An amazing excuse for a hot bath, glass if wine & takeaway for tea grin

Never thought I'd be this pleased to have such a painful period grin

Loopyaboutmy2boys Thu 09-Jan-14 20:35:59

Is your AF actually happening now Scarlett? I was wondering if it was an imminent BFP when you said it was just spotting....

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