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post #141 of 682
Oh my gosh, DH, DS, and I all have the flu. I don't think I slept three hours total last night b/c DH threw up every hour on the hour. So my temp is wacko, and I'm a little scared that the illness might affect any potential developing egg from implanting. What do you think? Could being sick right after O harm my chances?
post #142 of 682
So this is my first cycle charting and FF says that I already o'd on day 10. I know this is not true.
-My shortest cycle in the past 15 months was 28 days. On average, they are about 34-37 days, as long as 54 days.
-No EWCM yet. Not even close.

So, what does the dotted line mean as opposed to the solid line?
Will the o date automatically change as I keep recording my temps?
post #143 of 682
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Originally Posted by mom-to-jj View Post
Oh my gosh, DH, DS, and I all have the flu. I don't think I slept three hours total last night b/c DH threw up every hour on the hour. So my temp is wacko, and I'm a little scared that the illness might affect any potential developing egg from implanting. What do you think? Could being sick right after O harm my chances?
Ooh, sorry you guys are sick. As for hurting your chances for implantation, that doesn't *seem* very likely. However, I am not basing that on any concrete info. But, I wouldn't worry about that! Hopefully, someone else some insight for you.

Take care of yourself and get well quick!
post #144 of 682
Tuesday Check-In:
Name: Slowtime
Date: 2/3/09
Cycle Date: cd 20, ? dpo
Appointments: n/a
Symptoms: Still getting lots of EWCM. I had a positive OPK on cd 15, but I didn't keep testing after that. Not sure what's going on.
Testing: Not right now.
Thoughts: My cycle is still a little screwy. I've always had a regular cycle, but I'm not sure what my new normal is. I've only had two periods since my miscarriage. I should've kept doing the OPKs.
post #145 of 682
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Originally Posted by mom-to-jj View Post
Oh my gosh, DH, DS, and I all have the flu. I don't think I slept three hours total last night b/c DH threw up every hour on the hour. So my temp is wacko, and I'm a little scared that the illness might affect any potential developing egg from implanting. What do you think? Could being sick right after O harm my chances?
I think once your body has released the egg, and assuming it was fertilized, not much can interfere at this point. A very high fever might make implantation less likely, but I don't think that just feeling awful will affect your chances. Being sick shouldn't interfere with your endometrium, your progesterone levels, or anything else that I can think of. I'm sorry you are all feeling so badly, and I hope you all recover quickly.

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Originally Posted by ellesmama View Post
So, what does the dotted line mean as opposed to the solid line?
Will the o date automatically change as I keep recording my temps?
As far as I can tell, the dotted line just means that the cross-hairs are "tentative". Once you actually have fertile quality CF and another temp jump that coincides with it, FF should revise your O date. You can also change the "Method" setting and see if that changes anything. FF says to use the "Advanced" setting, but I prefer and always use, the FAM setting. Good luck!
post #146 of 682
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Originally Posted by ellesmama View Post
So this is my first cycle charting and FF says that I already o'd on day 10. I know this is not true.
-My shortest cycle in the past 15 months was 28 days. On average, they are about 34-37 days, as long as 54 days.
-No EWCM yet. Not even close.

So, what does the dotted line mean as opposed to the solid line?
Will the o date automatically change as I keep recording my temps?
FF is whacky. Dotted line means they think you might have ovulated but cannot say for sure. Solid line means they are pretty sure you did because they have enough data to "confirm" it. Even after getting a solid line, it can change based on the data you enter so don't worry about it if you don't think you O'd yet. It just moved my solid line to a day later. One cycle, it moved my solid line 4 times :
post #147 of 682
thanks kparker and brinalicious!

I changed the method to FAM, but it still has the crosshairs. That's okay though, I'm sure it will probably change. It is good to know that it can move and change the O date, because I know that is not right how it is.

Also, I had been adjusting my temps a bit to correct for taking them at different times in the morning. I *really* need to figure out a way to get more consistent with taking them at the same time. So, I'm sure that could be throwing it off. Also, since my cycles are really wonky, there is a chance that I am no ovulating, and I read that anovulation can cause a lot of temperature fluctuations.

I guess I will see as time goes on. I just wish there was a way to get a real accurate temperature consistency. I wake up at different times. I will have to get that figured out so that I can be more confident in my temps.
post #148 of 682
Hey guys, I might not be on here for a few days. My friend losing her baby hit me pretty hard. I realized it could have been me. She went through so much to get pregnant why did it happen this way?? I just keep asking myself over and over. And If Im pregnant now its going to be VERY hard to tell her and to feel good about it myself after all this. Sorry, Im pretty debbie downer today

Kparker Hope your DH's SA comes back ok. DH had to do one before they would start me on Clomid. Thankfully his came back fine but it is still nerve racking waiting for the results.

Mom to JJ Sorry your all sick Thats no fun! Hope you guys get to feeling better soon.

Brin Good luck!!!
post #149 of 682
Take care of yourself and your poor friend Shannon. I'm so sorry
post #150 of 682
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Originally Posted by ellesmama View Post
Also, I had been adjusting my temps a bit to correct for taking them at different times in the morning. I *really* need to figure out a way to get more consistent with taking them at the same time. So, I'm sure that could be throwing it off.
I set the alarm on my cell phone to go off at 5:25AM every morning and I just sleep with it next to my thermometer on the nightstand. I have the alarm tone set to a low kind of bell sound, which is just enough to wake me up, but not loud enough to startle me (or DH). I take my temp right when it goes off, and then usually go back to sleep for 30 minutes or so (I don't like to get out of bed before the coffee is made!). On the weekends, I sleep in more, so I just temp and then go back to sleep. I think it is important to get your temps taken at a consistent time so that you know the fluctuations are actually due to your hormones and not something else.
post #151 of 682
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Originally Posted by brinalicious View Post
I set the alarm on my cell phone to go off at 5:25AM every morning and I just sleep with it next to my thermometer on the nightstand. I have the alarm tone set to a low kind of bell sound, which is just enough to wake me up, but not loud enough to startle me (or DH). I take my temp right when it goes off, and then usually go back to sleep for 30 minutes or so (I don't like to get out of bed before the coffee is made!). On the weekends, I sleep in more, so I just temp and then go back to sleep. I think it is important to get your temps taken at a consistent time so that you know the fluctuations are actually due to your hormones and not something else.
Yeah, that is a good idea. I did use my cellphone for a couple nights and that worked well, but then I got lazy and forgot about bringing into the bedroom. I either need to do that again, or just take the plunge and get a second small alarm clock for my side of the bed. That way, it would always be there and I wouldn't have the choice of being lazy about it or not.

Thanks for reinforcing that it really IS important to take them at the same time. I needed that little kick in the rear
post #152 of 682
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Originally Posted by mrscompgeek View Post
Hey guys, I might not be on here for a few days. My friend losing her baby hit me pretty hard. I realized it could have been me. She went through so much to get pregnant why did it happen this way?? I just keep asking myself over and over. And If Im pregnant now its going to be VERY hard to tell her and to feel good about it myself after all this. Sorry, Im pretty debbie downer today
I'm so sorry for you and your friend. That would hit me pretty hard too. I think it is a good time to be debbie downer, so no apologies necessary.

I will pray for you and for your friend tonight.

Take care of yourself. Come back soon.
post #153 of 682
brin I may be a newbie to the whole charting/temping thing, but your chart looks REALLY good. I am so excited for you!!! You are testing tomorrow, right? I'll be here in the a.m. to get the update. It looks like it really could be!
post #154 of 682
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Originally Posted by brinalicious View Post
I set the alarm on my cell phone to go off at 5:25AM every morning and I just sleep with it next to my thermometer on the nightstand. I have the alarm tone set to a low kind of bell sound, which is just enough to wake me up, but not loud enough to startle me (or DH). I take my temp right when it goes off, and then usually go back to sleep for 30 minutes or so (I don't like to get out of bed before the coffee is made!). On the weekends, I sleep in more, so I just temp and then go back to sleep. I think it is important to get your temps taken at a consistent time so that you know the fluctuations are actually due to your hormones and not something else.
I do that on the weekends because M-F, I get up at 5:45, so on the weekends, I set my cellphone for 5:45, take my temp (half asleep), jot it on a piece of paper on my nightstand, and go right back to bed!
post #155 of 682
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Originally Posted by mrscompgeek View Post
7dpo!! I am getting impatient. I went to CVS yesterday and got a 3 pack of PG test. Dumb move on my part. Now they are sitting in my bathroom just calling my name. Even though I know I wont get a positive at 7dpo. I am feeling hopeful though because I have had alot of cramping and I dont remember that last cycle.
I started testing on 7 DPO. I thought I was 9 DPO at the time, but yeah... I had FIVE NEGATIVES before I finally got AF. It sucked. I have three sitting in the cabinet, too, and it's totally irrelevant for me now at CD 5 but I know they'll start calling out to me soon...

And I saw your post below-- your poor friend What a terrible thing. She must be so devastated.
post #156 of 682
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Originally Posted by HeatherRD View Post
Is it possible to be pregnant if I am 16 DPO and still got BFN this morning?
I have no idea, that is strange. What is your normal LP?



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Originally Posted by mrscompgeek View Post
I just found out that one of my good friends who is 33 weeks pregnant just lost the baby. She had high blood pressure and passed out so they took her in and the baby was gone. My heart is broken for her. I cant imagine. They tried over a year to get pregnant and she has had a hard pregnancy too. I feel so bad, but am kinda clueless as to how to help them ya know?
Lots of hugs to you and your friend. I am so sorry for you both. You are a good friend to want to help, like the others said I think all you can do is be there for her.



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Originally Posted by Lauren31 View Post
Do you all think there is something odd going on-- I have had two days of light flow and now its all about gone... and my temps are about .3 degrees higher this time during AF....
That just might be your normal pattern. Its hard to know what to expect after a year of nothing. I think you will probably get a temp drop in the next couple of days.



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Originally Posted by brinalicious View Post
AFM: I am too nervous to test. I'm going to wait until Thursday the 5th so I can be more certain that it will be +. I am very hopeful!
I cannot believe you haven't tested yet!!! Your chart is beautiful and much different than prev cycles. We are all holding our breaths here waiting for you to POAS! :!



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Originally Posted by mom-to-jj View Post
Oh my gosh, DH, DS, and I all have the flu. I don't think I slept three hours total last night b/c DH threw up every hour on the hour. So my temp is wacko, and I'm a little scared that the illness might affect any potential developing egg from implanting. What do you think? Could being sick right after O harm my chances?
So sorry you are all sick, I hope you feel better soon. I don't think a little puking is going to prevent implantation, don't add worry to your stress right now.
post #157 of 682
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Originally Posted by Snow~Pea View Post
I have no idea, that is strange. What is your normal LP?
I don't know. I've only been charting for 2 months, since I started the Clomic. My last cycle was 29 days long. I'm on day 31 right now. I hate the waiting...
post #158 of 682
So guys, I did some math this cycle.

If I conceived, we'd find out for Valentines Day.
I would be far enough along to have the sex determined by the time alicewyf has her baby (I asked for a free prediction from one of those psychics and she said boy/girl combo in July.. I'm thinking alicewyf and I will have opposite sex babies and since she's not finding out the sex and I want to, she'll have hers, we'll see it's a boy/girl, and I'll get a U/S and see mine's the other!).
The due date will be on or around my first anniversary with DH!

So why does this cycle feel so much worse emotionally already than any other? I feel like just having all those odds and perfection going for me automatically dooms it

I'm so down tonight after realizing all that.
post #159 of 682
brinalicious: have you tested yet? i think we are all on edge waiting for you to poas. man, good luck!!!!

kparker. i am 1-2dpo today and i will be testing on Vday too, well if i can hold out that long, i figure, since i am an addict, i will use a stick before then lol
post #160 of 682
OK, Ladies, I'm going to test.

I had initially said I wasn't going to test at all this cycle--I think my exact words were "not until I feel kicks." But I feel pretty sure now that I am preggo, so I'm ready to test. Temp stayed about the same today (15DPO) and FF finally says my chart is triphasic (even though I still only have 20 pts on the Pregnancy Indicator). I'll either test tonight or tomorrow with FMU and I want a perfectly clear indicator...what should I use? Thanks in advance for all your advice.
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