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#51 Gummybear

Posted 26 July 2004 - 11:57 AM

Hello everyone!! I just had to pop in and tell someone! I did a hpt on friday and had a faint line and today I estes and before I could get my undies up it was pos!!!!! Bloody hell!!!cool.gifo: I go to the dr on wednesday to make sure, but since im 3 days late with AF it should be right, I'm not getting to excited yet though as  my friend just lost hers a 8 weeks, so we are'nt telling anyone yet, got to try and find an excuse to tell everyone why i've stopped drinking LOL. I feel pretty good too dont know wether thats good or bad, I shall let you know what goes on Thanks for all the good wishes original.gif

Geez its so freezing here today you make me feel jealous  Girolama, You know  we have a kids pool for summer, just comes up to your neck when you sit in, it we call it our drinks pool! people used to give us s*#t about it but whos the first to come round when its hot!!!!!! and Im with you too on the power of the mind we under estimate it.

Mazzee good to hear from you! Its so good DKH has got right into it an they reckon we are hard to work out!!
Good luck and big hugs and baby dust to everyone!!!  
Ive got to go get ready for work :mad: Wiil catch up soon Cheers for now P

#52 AMPSyd

Posted 26 July 2004 - 01:44 PM

Gummybear - CONGRATULATIONS original.gif
A good excuse for not drinking is that you are taking antibiotics or some other medication. Possibly the first 3 months is the most annoying cause you carn't say anything but often go around looking sick and just want to heave.

Not much to add this end and I know I haven't posted in these threads for ages (but have been lurking). Uni exams went well - I was rather pleased with myself last semester.

Me 35
DH - 37
DS - 2/2/01
TTC no2 - since Feb 2004

#53 Snagglepussed

Posted 26 July 2004 - 08:16 PM

Gummybear! Fantastic News! So happy for you!
As for the drinking, tell them you're on a diet! No-one ever believed me though as I'm the Aperitvo/G&T girl from WAY back!!!
God how I could go one right now!!!

Our pool is definitely NOT up to your neck but I wallowed (yep, like a HIPPO) in it yesterday with Bec and played with water pistols which was a lot of fun!
Gotta love 3 year old girls! She's gonna be a good matey I reckon in years to come! Fingers crossed!

Yippee for you again and agian all the way from Wogland! ;p The WOLF business is a sure thing in my books!
Take it easy, put your feet up and let DBF wait on you!!!!!


Rebecca Jade - 18/07/01

Little Titch due 17/11/2004

#54 Jahbee

Posted 26 July 2004 - 08:34 PM

Hi Girls,
GUMMYBEAR, congrats.  Wishing you a healthy and stressfree 8 months now.

MERGIE, want to wish you luck for your appointment.  I have the 28th stuck in my head so i think its this date.  Make sure you pop back and let us know how you are going.

JANE, how is your cycle going?  I remember you had started a stim so you must be getting close to EPU now?

MAZEE and KIM can't believe your both half way....and well we are still here, trying to get there.  Good things are going well for both of you.

WISHINGSTAR, where are you up to?
MINNI, how about you?

Feeling a bit flat myself but I'll be fine again.  AF arrived today and as time was getting on a bit you know you stupidly let yourself get a tiny weeny bit of hope.  Also a colleague of mine is leaving this week to have her baby.  We are good friends and she reads here and I know she understands its hard for me as when she fell pregnant with this baby our cycles were on exact days (Christmas time) and i feel pissed today i have done 2 full stim IVF cycles since then and nothing.  B you know I am happy for you, just brings it home you are leaving that dump this week and I'm just looking at another cycle.  Like i said i feel flat today cause that cow arrived again, I'll be ok in a few days.

Ok so i have 2 days (by wednesday) whether to decide to transfer the lone ranger or go a stim cycle again starting Wednesday.  I had a chat to my nurse today and she reckons i should just go to the stim for a couple of reasons....
1.  I only have 1 embie that might not even defost so nothing to fall back on.

2.  The 80% Medicare rebate cant last forever, she reckons who knows once the election has been and gone and i reckon she's right.

3.  I turn 41 Mid August, no time to waste.

4.  The cost (gotta pay like $800 or so up front for the ranger, may as well pay $2,500 and maybe get a couple of embies to freeze).

5.  We wont be doing PGD this time.

6.  Dont need to take any drugs with the Ranger, well just progrestrone which is nothing once you've taken the colorado drugs for a full stim cycle.

7.  I worked out the difference of finding out results for the lone ranger or a full stim cycle will be 10 days.  Results of the ranger on Sept 1st, or the full stim Sept 10th.

So can i have votes for the lone ranger or the full stim?  The ranger will stay frozen meanwhile if i go the stim, but he would be there as a backup, so i wont be putting all my eggs in one basket pardon the pun.  Have to make decison by Wednesday as that is when i start the pill.  Oh and if i transferred the ranger it would probably be on my birthday or just after!
Decisions, Decisions, decisions, any suggestions?

Hope everyone else is doing good.

TTC No 1 27 months<BR>5 m/c's,<BR>3 Stim IVF's  
Analeise Christine born 23/11/02

TTC No 2 since April 03
IVF Stims 4 & 5 negative
IVF 6 (1st FET) Aug 04
Transferring the lone Ranger

#55 Snagglepussed

Posted 26 July 2004 - 11:13 PM

JB - you do have to excuse my ignorance when it comes to assisted conception but from what you have said there is a chance with a Stim cycle that you could add to your Lone Ranger an dhe wouldn't be so lonely????
I'd got the stim but as I do not know what is entailed emotionally or physically (drugs etc) it's easy for me to say!!!

But considering the threat (hopefully remote) that Lone Ranger may not defrost I would go the stim!

As for your Birthday! I'd be inclined to try and celebrate it without the stress of "What ifs".........you don't turn 41 every year you know???? wink.gif

Good luck whatever you decide!


Rebecca Jade - 18/07/01

Little Titch due 17/11/2004

#56 mamadom

Posted 26 July 2004 - 11:50 PM

Hi Everyone

GUMMYBEAR -CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! Wow that is really
good news. Good luck for everything to follow.

JB - I know what you mean about the hope thing.
Making decisions is tricky. You can either be serious, write
out all the pros and cons, or just flip a coin or follow your
heart irrationally. At the end of the day you will never know
whether you made the right choice because you have only
the consequences of one action and nothing to compare it
with. My philosophy is to try and never regret the decision
once you have made it and just go forwards. I used to be a
coin flipper myself, especially for life-changing decisions. So
here goes... heads is Lone Ranger......
It's heads! L.R. gets my vote. (I really did flip) Besides I think
you already sound pretty attached to him.

Mergie - Good on you for keeping the appointment and
staying positive.

Mazee - glad everything is moving ahead nicely. Who would
have though DKH would come round like that? Maybe he's
not as bad as you make out, lol.

Kim - what is WOLF? Did you ever do the campari and soda
with a shot of gin aperitivo? That would be nice in a pool
wearing a sexy Italian bikini. (Maybe minus the pg tummy)

"That cow' as jb calls her is due tomorrow for me but still no
symptoms. Probably just getting my hopes up for nothing

Good luck to everyone else.

angel Antonia Annie Jackson
born sleeping 10/01/2004 38.5

#57 Gummybear

Posted 27 July 2004 - 12:39 PM

Hi everyone  and thanks for all your good thoughts, I now know what all those hang overs were preparing me for! I'm good in the morning but hit 3pm and wheres the bucket! and what makes it worse my roster at work is all late shifts for 3 weeks!!! and if anyone at work realized I was sick it would be a free for all, coz I do tend to play a few little jokes an things on people...hehe so shall be interesting

JB Im like Mamadom I go on gut feelings too and I feel like I really know the Lone Ranger now!!! so Im going the Ranger, but its only a decision you can make and what ever one it is we will all be here to support you. We all have someone who watches over us so keep an eye out for a sign Good Luck

and a big hi to all those I missed
Cheers for now P

#58 Janel

Posted 27 July 2004 - 02:49 PM

Hi everyone

Here I am for my weekly update.  Ive got so much work to do so this will be quick

Congratulations Gummybear Great to see another BFP on the oldies thread.

JB- what a toughie.  I would be happy to sit on the fence and not give you an answer but I know that is not what you are looking for. I started to type this and was going to say go for the stim but I have changed my mind and my vote is for the ranger.  If he (for some reason I think it is a boy) doesnt survive the thaw (and of course I hope he does.) you will only have a few weeks to wait before you can start a stim cycle and if you get a BFN (and of course I hope you dont) you can go straight into a stim cycle. So in this case you will only be delaying your stim cycle by a month and you body will have another month to recover from the last stim cycle.

And if you get a BFP (and of course I hope you do) you will not have to put your body and bank account through a stim cycle.

I certainly hear you on the age and Medicare issues but I dont think one month will make a difference.  If you go the stim cycle and I can certainly understand if you want to go that way, just make sure you are physically and emotionally up to it and your doc thinks your body is up to it.  Just worried about you. LOL.  Good luck with the decision you make and know that we will be here to support you what ever you decide.

As for me Trigger tonight, EPU Thursday and transfer Saturday and then the horror 2ww.  Looks like I have at least 15 follies so fingers crossed for lots of eggies.  Will report back next week with the results.

Did I say this was going to be short???  Better do some work now!

Take care everyone


Jane - 38
DH - 46
DD - 14/08/01
TTC#2 - May 2002
6 Cycles AIH - all failed
5 Cycles IVF - all failed
5 Cycles FET - all failed

#59 Snagglepussed

Posted 27 July 2004 - 05:04 PM

Mamadom! That'd be the dreaded NEGRONI no doubt!

DH and I a real NEGRONI sticklers so it's hell watching him choof them back!

We do Negroni Sbagliato (Wrong Negronis basically) - 1/3 Martini Rosso - 1/3 Bitter Campari - 1/3 Champagne! Yummo!
Knocks you for a six but very decadent! :eg:

Ho Hum! Have to make do with a smell of DH's at the mo!

WOLF refers to the increased sense of smell that Gummybear was experiencing and which I put down as a sure sign of pregnancy! Re: a few posts back of mine!


Rebecca Jade - 18/07/01

Little Titch due 17/11/2004

#60 SportySpice

Posted 28 July 2004 - 08:31 AM

Hi Ladies
Kim - ok ok no cutting and paste.....

So just when we all think the DK'H is getting there - he lulls me into a false sense of secrurity and then WHAM he gets ya!

Friday night was not really much different - just that he called me at 2am to say that he was having trouble getting a cab home....... and plastered as usual..... so most of the w'end I was in tears, he just said that I whinge and complain - well yeah I do coz he's smashed on the w'end and then sleeps most of the day so what joy is there in that for me????

Who knows what this w'end will hold - its a full moon - so there has to be something going on LOL..... and he's the best man at a wedding on Saturday - so to make sure the groom is ok - he has to have a "sleep over" with him - bunch of poofs!!! LOL wink.gif  Guess I have to try and keep a sense of humour about this otherwise I'm to teary!

A glass of red on Monday night and a good girlie cry and chat with a mate seemed to help!

Otherwise - bubba is growing well.  Moving about quite a bit.  Just have to sit tight with the low lying placenta thingy.... sex... well OB said OK (that's if the DK'H is sober enough....) but not to althletic.....! LOL

Work is flat out - heaps of events to lock in for Christmas schedule....... and Chinese New Year for 2005 - it's going to be huge!

House going well, haven't done any bubba shopping - about to organise a bubba shower thingy - girls just wanna come and see me, eat my food, and drink my champers!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL - love it!

To all those on that IVF merry-go-round I'm hoping for success in the coming months, to everyone else, I hope all is going well and that you're not getting to uncomfortable with the belly popping out!

Lots of hugs and take care to all,

<a href="http://lilypie.com"><img src="http://lilypie.com/days/041112/0/21/0/+10" alt="Lilypie Baby Days" border="0" /></a>

#61 mamadom

Posted 28 July 2004 - 07:45 PM

Hi Girls,

OK, help, AF is 2 days late but I am too nervous and scared
to test, in fact don't have one in the house. I am seeing my GP
tomorrow so maybe I will ask for a blood test. Or should I race
out now to Coles and do a hpt in the morning before I go?

Here's hoping that Gummybear has started a run in here. For
me a positive could be just as hard to deal with, there's so
much to fear after you have lost a baby right at the end.

Mazee - I can't believe you even answered the phone at 2
am! You didn't pick him up did you? You should try a vodoo
doll and some pins.

Janel - I will think of you tomorrow for the EPU when I am
having my blood test and visualize masses of eggs. What
colour do you think they are?

Girolama - wow look at your ticker go, talk about speedy. I
moved twice when I was pg, you can't always get away with
just lounging back. Does that mean you are moving
somewhere bigger?

Mergie - Any news about the appointment today?

Wishingstar - Bought a house yet? What's it like? How
exciting if the bank okayed it. You will certainly have a lot to
focus on now.

Good luck to everyone I forgot to mention.

Wish me nerves of steel for tomorrow.


DD#1 ^!^ Antonia Annie Jackson 10/01/2004

This message was edited by mamadom on Wednesday, 28 July 2004 @ 9:30 PM

#62 Gummybear

Posted 28 July 2004 - 08:43 PM

Oh Mamadom!!! I'm so excited for you, you may as well wait till the docs tomorrow and if you have to wait for the results get into coles!!! I have it all crossed for you.and make sure you let us know!!

Mazzee its the ferral in them, it tends to poke its head up every now and then, youwatch he'll be howling at the moon next week, its such a cop out when they say we "whinge and complain" when it them not towing the line, mob of weak *rs* girls blouses!!

Girolama whats nergoni? sound like I may have to try it

Janel will have it all crossed for you and wishing you heaps of eggies!

JB  howd you go?

I went to the movies today and I could pick out the smokers not just the general area but point them out!!!! geez talk about spinny lol
hugs to everyone P

#63 Jahbee

Posted 28 July 2004 - 09:09 PM

Hi girls,
I caved, i took my 1st pill 10 minutes ago.  I have changed my mind so many times in the last 24hrs.  In the end my decision was flimsy but based on i hate sitting on the bench and that's what i would be doing in August.  Medicare won't pay back to back cycles so i couldnt do the lone ranger this month followed by a stim immediately as i had planned - this would push the stim out to Oct/Nov, tick tock, tick, tock.  That big 41 looms over my head which propels me into action.  I really don't know how i am doing it cause mentally i am not prepared like i usually am and i worry about my tired inflated old ovaries.  So here we go back on that bloody rollercoaster again.  Pity they don't do frequent patient points and throw in a free cycle after 5 stim cycles!

MAMADOM, fingers crossed for you, i hope this is it!  Get the Dr to do a blood test anyway, get your levels checked (ask for your progrestrone level to be checked too, can't hurt).  Good luck, let us know how you go.

MERGIE, any news?  How did you go with the Dr's appointment.

MAZEEEE, sorry to hear about you lazy DP, i think you are getting your head around a possibility of life without him.  Hopefully he will melt when he sees his baby and grow up!

JANE, good luck for egg pick up!  Go the over 40's, really rooting for you here.  Pop back and let us know the egg count.

WISHINGSTAR, how are you going?

Any other updates?

I'm thinking shortly we should be looking to start a new thread. Cant be good karma to include the old negative cycle with the new cycle on the one thread for me.  Would be good to have a One liner on everyone at the start on where they are don't you think?
JB- downreg on pill for IVF
Mergie - meeting with Dr July 28th to discuss IVF
GIROLAMA - 25 weeks pregnant.

Wish i had the time to go thru, but alas must go do some moderating!  Any volunteers?  I could put a sticky on our post so it stays up the top.
Catch ya

TTC No 1 27 months<BR>5 m/c's,<BR>3 PGD Stim IVF's  
Analeise Christine born 23/11/02

TTC No 2 since April 03
IVF PGD Stims 4 & 5 negative
IVF STIM #6, Aug 04
The lone Ranger Lives on to be transferred another day wink.gif

#64 wishingstar

Posted 28 July 2004 - 11:14 PM

Hi all, Mamadom and Gummy...big congrats and everything crossed for you both!  JB, i still got a good feeling about the lone ranger, glad to know you made a decision on the direction to go.  Think the hardest thing is the deciding, then everything seems to feel a lot better.  Me, well not much to report.  Went to gyno on friday for Pap & colposcopy (dont u just love those!), and doc said my mucous looked very fertile...hmmm i often wonder about these gynos.  So he suggested I BDd with DB over the weekend.  Well, DB had night shift, and slept most of the day when home, so only got to do a couple of times.  So, not holding out much hope really.  Waiting for AF to arrive, and then I have the blood tests for tracking my cycle.  The loan hasnt been approved yet, but not decllined either so still might get the house. (fingers crossed).  well, better get going, take care, wishes and wiahing u all baby dust and sprinkles!

#65 Hermione

Posted 29 July 2004 - 12:51 AM

Hi guys,
Thought I'd do a quick update before the thread gets locked.
Congrats to Gummybear and Mamadom (get thyself to Coles girl!).
JB good luck with your stim cycle, sounds like the right way to go.

I'm going to add to the list. I got a BFP on Monday night. 1st cycle of Clomid 50mg! I was so convinced that it wasn't going to work till I got up to 100 like last time. I'm in shock! Called in at Coles tonight on my way home and got another test to "just check", even though I've had MS since Sunday and DH noticed the booby thing happening on Saturday! My EDD is 4/4/05.

I've now got 5 weeks holiday, though don't I wish now that I was able to cancel it and add it to my ML, so I will be able to lie around the house and indulge myself - yeah right, I have an 11 month old! At least I wont have to face patients vomitting (like tonight) while I'm at the worst of my MS!

Mazeeee- Good girl satying away from those KKs. Got some on Sunday when we were in Sydney. They didn't taste as good as the first lot but maybe the fact that Gus threw up while we were in the drivethru queue took the edge off them! And can so relate to DH spending the weekend in bed recovering! I stomp around and eventually Dh gets the message but by then the day is half over and I'm in a foul mood!

Oh well enough from me!
Take care!

Kaz (36)
DH  (38)
DS Angus 12/8/03 Clomid baby
DS 1994-1999
SS 1992
EDD 4/4/05 Another Clomid baby

#66 Snagglepussed

Posted 29 July 2004 - 01:22 AM

WOW! Congrats Kfogo!
Maybe GUmmybear has started something!
I did in my Expats thread! After LynnyP joined pregnant (17 weeks) from memory I fell pregnant in March and then WHAMMO - there are about 6 of us now!!!!! Cool eh????

I'll volunteer the list this time but do excuse me if my TTC and Assisted Conception info is iffy!!!!!

Mamadom - everything is crossed for you now ok????
Just hang in there and get to the Docs tomorrow!
Hanging out for the info!!!!!!!

Sandra - can I have a new thread please???? Or can I dare to start one :eg:


Rebecca Jade - 18/07/01

Little Titch due 17/11/2004

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