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    Gentoo, I hope your sister in law is recovering more today! What an awful time for your brother - thank goodness you and your family are there to support him.

    I had my FS appointment today and had a mix of good and bad news. The good is that my AMH is 5.28, which is about average for my age and means I have a few years left yet - so no need for panic immediately. The bad is that despite having a nice big follicle at CD19, apparently I didn't ovulate last month. The follicle just wasted away or something. So the FS has put me on Clomid and will monitor my next three cycles. I took the first tablet just now before going to bed. I'll have a blood test on CD11, and an u/s a few days later, then doctor-ordered BDing four days in a row. Bring on the BD!

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    RoRo - I'm glad you're getting a plan underway. How annoying that the follicle just disappeared!! This TTC is so frustrating when things like that can happen BDing under doctor's orders....ha!

    Maplefern - are you in two minds about TTC altogether or just for a while? I certainly have the same thoughts with all that we want to do and wondering how a child will change the possibilities. Lately I feel like I need a big pro and con list of all my options and what the outcomes might be, kids, no kids, travel etc etc. I sway between all the possibilities. Nice to have options though!

    Well we are in O week so it's early nights for us

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    Nat256 & Maplefern- I'm in 2 minds at the moment too. I left a high pressure job & city living to move to regional Vic to be with my partner. I don't regret leaving that particular job & I knew that moving here would limit my work in that field. The cost of living is affordable here on my lower income & my partner's (he has a good job he loves), & we both agree it would be a good area to raise kids. But I'm craving city living & challenging work.. I thought I would be happy to take any job till I fell pregnant (which I just assumed would happen instantly lol!!!) but I don't think I thought things through?! I really want children but am trying to balance other aspects in my life - does that make sense??!

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    Yes makes total sense! I'm actively looking for a new job and am thinking what if I become pregnant at the start of my new job, not that it has happened very fast for ourselves either.... We have decided to skip this month and wait to see what the specialist says about my thyroid and see how the medication for the polycystic ovaries works (after I start taking it that is). We both really want children too but in the next couple of months seems to be a bad time to try with everything going on.

    Good luck for O Nat lots of looks like you and Roro will be doing lots of early nights!
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    I understand what you mean about being in two minds a bit too. I know deep down that I want a child, but sometimes I get a bit nervous about it and think that maybe I'm not really cut out for it after all. And to be honest I'm getting a bit sick and tired of the whole TTC thing too - it's really starting to do my head in. This is month 7 for us and I think if we don't make it this month (AF due next Tues or Wed), then I'll just put it all out of my head. I wont prevent, but I'm not going to time Bding or anything like that. I don't think that DH or I are interested in going down the assisted fertility path, so I'll just try to accept that if it is meant to be it will happen in its own sweet time, whether I stress about it or not. The anxiety and stress that TTC is starting to cause is just not the way that I want to live.

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    It's really good to read that others share similar questions about TTC. At the end of the day I tend to leave it up to whatever my path is supposed to be. I figure if it happens for us then it's supposed to be and if not, I can see a great life ahead anyhow. Of course I don't know if I'll feel the same if the day comes when I am officially not able to conceive any more. Easy to say now.

    Meg2 - I felt exactly the same and took a month off that really turned into 3 as we focussed on other things and didn't make TTC a priority. I have to say I'm in a much better head space now and our relationship has benefited big time! I absolutely agree that the stress etc just isn't the way I want to live either.

    Gentoo - how is your sister in law and their bub?

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    I can empathise.
    I contract for work and am finishing my current one in June. I keep getting asked what I want to do next and Id like to reply - Whatever will keep the cash coming in until we get a pregnancy underway but instead I waffle.
    In my mind I planned to have a bub and then decide what next big challenge work wise Im going to tackle next. I think this adds to the pressure as the months go by and nothing happens.

    Just got back from my GP and she has recommended to go and see a FS. She said we could do blood tests etc. but if they all come back ok, its the next step anyway so rather than repeat the tests, lets start there.
    She asked me who I wanted to see to which I replied with a blank face. She has given me a referral for a Melbourne CBD clinic.
    Anyone I should have recommended? Sometimes I feel like Im so naive in this process and maybe I should have researched FS before I went and saw her so I can make an informed decision

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    NAT256 - Bub is doing really well. He's named now and has gone home from hospital with BIL. MIL and FIL (retired) are staying to help out. SIL is still in ICU, but making good progress. She's talking (albeit slowly) and has started physical therapy. Her memory isn't the best, but hopefully will improve. All in all, we're glad she's doing so well. I can only imagine how frustrating it is for her, though. Thanks for your concern - it's appreciated!

    We've got the go-ahead to start TTC now that my thyroxine has kicked in. With only two cycles under my belt post-pill I'm not 100% sure when O will be, but suspect it will fall the week after next when I'm in BrisVegas and DH is in the NT... Oh well, after so many years putting it off I suppose a few roadblocks are only to be expected. Meanwhile, I hope those of you trying this month have success, and those of you undergoing investigations find the answers you're seeking.

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    3 hour round trip yesterday for an x-ray I couldn't have because we're in the TWW!! I didn't even think of that until they asked the question! I'm hopeless...

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    Morning ladies,

    Gentoo, I hope things move along quickly with your sister. It is amazing how quickly the brain can get things functioning again and I hope she will be out of hospital in no time to enjoy her little one.

    I've enjoyed the discussion running. In our situation I know now that we are both ready and want this. The past 18months I've always found a reason why it's ok not to happen, but now I can't find any. I've tried to make sure it's not the only topic of conversation between me and whoever so the focus can be elsewhere, just too stressful otherwise.

    AFM had our first IVF interview and prelim checks at the clinic. 2.5 hours worth, but at least we feel like we are in our way now. I hope we can start at the beginning of my next cycle which will be very end of May. We might do an IUI first. I'm surprisingly calm about this and very excited. Didn't think this would happen.


 

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