I kinda felt like I was asking too much for it to work a second time and was confident that it wouldn't work.annashope wrote:Wow Barbara that is amazing beta I can't wait for the ultrasound I am definitely inspired by you and your story gives me hope that it will work for us a 2nd time too. Congratulations! how are you feeling? I have been meaning to ask you have you breast fed at all? did you have to stop for IVF? I am still breastfeeding so still no periods and I am curious how soon you can get pregnant once you stop bfeading?
I did breastfeed but only for 3 weeks because I was never able to produce enough. Oddly enough, my doctor never asked me about breastfeeding, he only asked me about my period. At the time of my consult, I'd had the odd/not really a period after the baby and a second real one. My start cycle testing was on my next period so it seemed like I got a period, made an appointment, then *poof*, I was on a cycle - everything moved really fast. My doctor didn't blink an eye that I was there so soon.
A bit of second timer advice... Try your best not to compare your cycle to your previous successful cycle. For me, my cycles were nothing alike. It's as if I had an expectation that things had to be the same to get the same result which is not true. I was filled with doom and gloom about this cycle. It's tough to resist the urge to make comparisons between your cycles but try to remember that any comparison that you make really doesn't mean anything.
I feel good... I'm very weepy this time. I knew to POAS when I cried because I saw a pumpkin pie, then at a school bus then over a Christmas candle. I suspected that something was afoot because I'm not an emotional person. The nice part is, I'm not getting that early scary cramping that I had with Brooke - I guess my uterus already knows what to do.