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If all the cool kids are doing it…

Here’s 5 things on a Sunday night: ‚óŹ I forgot to get the blood test for my fourth beta! I really am relaxed about this pregnancy. The clinic called to remind me in the afternoon so I did get it … Continue reading

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Beta #2 and 20 months

I’m happy to report that my HCG is 797, which is a doubling time of 47 hours. Bang on schedule, which is reassuring. I have also been feeling more symptoms. Intermittent nausea and mild heartburn. Plus that sensitivity to smells … Continue reading

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And… nothing

No sign of a LH surge today (CD16). Blood test and ultrasound scheduled for Sunday. If nothing is happening then, it’s all out for this cycle. I feel mostly numb at this stage. I haven’t really believed that we are … Continue reading

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Tiptoe tiptoe

First blood test was on Saturday (CD10), second on Monday, and the third is scheduled for Wednesday. Obviously I have shown no sign of a LH surge. Last cycle I probably ovulated on CD19. So I’m not expecting anything until … Continue reading

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CD1

I’m more cheerful than average to see my period arrive, as it means the first TTC cycle has officially begun. However, the actual period experience hasn’t been magically made more enjoyable. Also, I managed to get more detail on my … Continue reading

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Results, and confusion

It turns out that I have had a previous CMV infection. It seems strange to be really happy to have had a disease. Just one of a number of really strange things related to conception and pregnancy I guess. All … Continue reading

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Vampires

So much blood! They took 6 vials from me. The nurse said she hoped it would be enough to run all the tests, but she didn’t want to take any more. Which, seemed a bit odd as I have given … Continue reading

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