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post #21 of 624
notsosecretly for a September DDC for me here....

Obsessing over this right now: http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/e...1130091058.jpg

was on the back of my 50 test package from saveontests.com

AAAAAND

if we get lucky

a certain lovely lady's tarot card reading of me which stated Sept./number 9 would be correct!
post #22 of 624
I'm notsosecretly hoping fot you too, Mae... well, now it's really not a secret!

hmmm... could that be a sign, Mae?????
post #23 of 624
I hope so! DF notsosecretly wants a boy. I know he would adore a girl (to be honest he wants one of each... and I know a daughter would be a daddies girl, but he IS hoping for a boy first)
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if we get lucky

a certain lovely lady's tarot card reading of me which stated Sept./number 9 would be correct!
I hope it to be so!!!
post #25 of 624
LZP for you! I hope you're able to get in today!

colorbywords, CONGRATULATIONS!

afm: continuing to stalk you ladies! I just put in a movie for the kids so I can take a nap -- I was up most of Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights at a birth with a doula client (yes, just one birth). She FINALLY had her baby and I am so looking forward to climbing back in bed.
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lauren, i am so an early tester! i do think i need to give temping a rest in some way though. i stopped temping pretty soon after i got my BFP with DD, but i wasn't trying at the time. although still very obsessive.

enigo, i totally feel you on that "aren't i off duty now?" feeling as well as the "COME ON FF TELL ME SOMETHING NEW" feeling. ever since i got a phone with a web browser, i have spent far too much time checking FF.

lyndzies, glad you had a good break. i conceived my DD 3 days before O, but even so i get really frustrated if we don't DTD as close to O as possible. so i'd be frustrated too, but just remember that it doesn't mean it won't happen! i have had quite a few cycles with great timing, and meanwhile the only time i got pregnant we DTD 3 days before O. so silly.

beloved... hoping for a temp spike from you to show that you did O! bwahahaha!

nanette, i might test tomorrow. it's 7 dpo by temps, but i don't trust those because i really did a piss poor job of temping this cycle. 9 dpo by OPK, so i might start testing tomorrow each day until i know one way or another. hoping you get some good answers in the coming week!

kiya, sorry AF has been so rough on you. we'll still be here when you come out of lurkdom!

jill, get some rest!

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AFM, I was waiting to say anything until I knew something for sure... but can't keep it in any longer. This morning I called the MW to get some blood work done for betas later today. I am still in a little bit of shock, and a LOT of disbelief, esp since I took only 2 ICs yesterday, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. There was definitely a line, darker on the second one, but still quite faint. I am only 13dpo today, and as you all know, i pretend to be able to hold out, but totally couldnt. i am having some cramping, which now i cant remember if it's normal for me pre-af or not... and some weird twinges, which I always have anyway. other than that, no symps at all... i dont even know what brought me to test, except that I'm compulsive.
OH MY GOSH! i cannot wait to hear more. fingers crossed tight and sending the super awesomest, healthiest vibes. show pics of your test!!!! can't wait to hear updates from you. hopefully some of us can join you in that august DDC and make it feel more like home! also i had lots of pre-AF cramping with DD, so much so that i got drunk out of my mind at 10 dpo since i "knew" AF was coming. whoops! i hope you get in for that beta ASAP. and it shows that the practice is hands-off, which is not all a bad thing, if they don't typically do betas unless something is wrong - neither does my MW group. but this meant i was spared a lot of unnecessary testing in general, through pregnancy and birth. i usually get betas done by my PCP, actually, because she is more medically-minded!

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What news would sting? A BFP? Any woman that posts in this thread deserves one!
: and also i saw you'd moved in the ONE thread (which i fail at keeping up with). can't wait for you to join a fall DDC with DF. wooo!

afm 7-9 dpo, nothing interesting going on. i have a bad cold and think i might give up temping since i never get 3 hours beforehand and often end up talking before temping. plus, the heat has been on the fritz so the bedroom is cold in the morning, and DD has been trying to "help" each time i temp, so why do i keep doing this? then i get really bummed about my temps. no real symptoms, though. as i said above i might test tomorrow, but it depends on how i feel. i was planning to start on thursday, originally, but i might be too much of an obsesser/tester to wait without going bonkers.
post #27 of 624
LIZ- OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!!!!!! I KNEW IT!! AHHHHHHH!!!!!! And how dare you say it might sting!? You deserve it girl! It's going to be a sticky one, I just know it I want to post a jumper sooooo bad! argggghhh.. Post as soon as you hear back from the MW re a beta: If you want to spend $40.00 you can order the BETA online, and have it done at lab corps. Lemme know and I'll post the address (I've never done THAT before )

AIIIIEEE. I'm so excited! You just totally made my day. I know I'm supposed to be "conservatively" happy. But I can't help it. I'm happier for you than I would ever be for me!!!

When you gonna tell DH? And how?
post #28 of 624
LZP Wooooooooo!

Read with care, I'm grouchy.
Man, I swear I am just so "irritable" today (That's the best FF had to offer). It's actually more like rage. My son has been ....er.. special today (running from the juice bar to outside in the parking lot at Whole Foods, throwing a fit at the counter for a toy he already has...sigh)
I was, I thought, very composed. The teenage girls at the counter were in shock. (They'll put off having kids for an extra 10 years now) Still, I was so angry inside, I was just trying to take deep breaths. While he was screaming about the toy, I wanted to bang his head on the counter! (I would never do that, but I think it!)
Usually when he behaves obnoxiously, I talk him down. Today I wanted to cry.


Oh wait it gets better...There is a lady there I used to work with a long time ago at Whole Foods. She is a licensed nutritionist and had talked to me about Progesterone cream. Nicest lady in the world. Last I talked to her she knew I was TTC again after having the mc in Feb. So I had JUST retrieved DS from outside when he had bolted outside and I was almost in tears. When I came around the corner, there she was. "Oh Hi, are congratulations in order? Did you get pregnant yet?"
Yeah great...thanks kick me when I'm down. I told her yes, but I lost that one too. At this time, my son is on the floor and she is probably wondering why I wopuld possibly want another one. (So was I). She was trying to show me a book when I told her I'd have to talk to her later because DS was gone again. At least it got me out of an uncomfortable situation.

I KNEW I should have taken him to the park rather than shopping today.

Anyhooo, I'm still cranky, and even though I am only 4dpo, I had this thought as I was trying to get my son down for a nap..."Wow! I haven't been this irritable since I was pregnant last time"...then it hit me, gasp!
post #29 of 624
LIZ!!! You know I am soooo rooting for you (I tolld you sooo!!) In my tarot reading, the number I got was 10 though, close . I knew you would conceive

I don't know how I would feel about a temp spike. I can't believe I have been so careless. BDing has been (ahem) pretty fun lots of fertile CM, BUT I was thinking it was too early to O Today's temp is pretty down there, but there is nothing to compare it to. This is around where I sometimes O though. Bets anyone?
http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/25415c
I will remind that the psychics told me that late November would be the crucial time in conceiving this child 3 of them saw for me 3!!) I assumed it was when I found out. Maybe it is conception. I don't know. I always come around in my 2ww to obsess even though my situation has changed.

I looked again, I know there is no chance. I have a temp drop every month around now. I really should temp earlier (but I forget
post #30 of 624
LZP!! I hope since your not posting you got to go in!
post #31 of 624
So as I am here celebrating with tears of joy for Liz, I COMPLETELY forgot to update ya'll on the HSG. It was pretty painless, a little cramping, and then poof done. The doc said there was no blockage, everything looks very pretty. Soooooo? Maybe it cleaned my pipes enought for me to join the next DDC- I can't even keep track of what month it would be . Ah well. I'm betting everything on the PCOS diagnosis at this point, since everything else seems to be working just fine. I'll know on Monday.
post #32 of 624
Beloved- i didnt stalk your chart yet... but when you mentijoned that you were BDing with reckless abandon, I remembered what you had passed along to us about the psychics- the late November thing... I thought either conception or birth, personally.

and, to be fair, you did say 10. and if I am right estimating my O date, then i'd be due on 8/10/10 so, I'd say there are a good number of ten's there!

enigo- GASP is right!!!! I hope hope hope...! maybe there is cause for this irritability other than your DS annoying you! And I agree. Ff shoudl offer something more than "irritability" and "mood: Good, OK, Swings, Bad." what about "wanting to kill everyone" as a symptom, and Good, OK, Swings, Everyone In The World Is An Idiot, Bad, and Stay Away For Your Own Safety as moods?
that seems more comprehensive.

sorry about that sales woman/old friend. some people just dont get it.


Nanette: I told DH yesterday. i can't keep secrets like that. it was very lame. He was talking yesterday, and I just said, "Oh Yeah?" and held up the test. He just smiled, and said, "really? You think?!?!" at which point, I wanted to say, "No, i dont think so, i just thought I'd show you this test with two lines for fun." but I held my sarcastic tongue and just broke down crying instead. he asked if they were happy or sad tears. sometimes i wonder about him.
he also doesnt think ICs are "real" tests, so he kept asking yesterday, "do you want to go get a real test today" and I kept saying, "We have real tests here. they dont lie. I shoudl know after staring at stark white like 40 times from this same batch of tests ." he still wants a "real" test.

ETA: thanks for the update, Nanette! I forgot to ask for it, but was thinking about it!!! sounds like that is a good thing- that the uterus is primed for the implantation, and there are no blockages or anything. very good!!!

YYYM- I really have a good feeling... really good. no symps could be a symptom!!!

thanks for all the congrats, girls.

I finally got in to get betas. they were not planning to check my progesterone, since they dont normally do it that early, but I begged. so she will put it through. what a saint. I wont have results until tomorrow at BEST!!! whhhaaaaaa? that is so long. I am used to the RE where they give you results within like 2 hours.
i think you're right, YYYM, that at least that shows they are low intervention.

they also said to me, "what is the difference between today and later int he week?" I said, "I've been counting days for over a year. it makes a difference to me. PLEASE just get me in today." esp since I want to get in again Thurs so I can get results by Friday for a second draw. ha! low intervention Liz style. i decide how much.

ETA again: I will try to post pics tonight when i get home. obviously, i havent brought in the camera to work...
post #33 of 624
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ETA again: I will try to post pics tonight when i get home. obviously, i havent brought in the camera to work...
So glad to hear you were able to get in and get the first beta done! Can't wait to see your lines! ICs are TOTALLY "real" tests!

...and FWIW, I always bring the camera in during "test time" just in case there's something to show you ladies. Now THAT'S obsessive. Lol.
post #34 of 624
LZP, fingers absolutely, totally, very much crossed for you!
post #35 of 624
Liz Waiting on Pins and Needles for the results of that blood test- you'd better be in here filling us in today! And where are the pics you promised we could look at?!

Enigo WOW. What a day. It's a really good sign when those hormones take over after O, (especially if it resulted in a BFP last time!) but it's miserable! And a child that's decided to pick that particular day for a meltdown is in for it. My DH was a real pill when he was younger and he pooped in a toilet at the local hardware store (a show toilet). My MIL never went back. She still refuses to go in there . In no time you'll be retelling this story to his GF Hopefully you feel better today though

YYYM Did you test??
post #36 of 624
thanks starkyId! How are you doing these days?

Lyndzies and everyone else- I forgot to take the pics last night!!! maybe I should have brought in the camera to work. i thought about using my phone this morning, but it was so dark that i couldnt get a good shot.

actually, i took another test last night, with super diluted P, and it was so faint. fainter than the day before. i know it was super diuted, but still, it made me take pause. so today, i just wait for some numbers.... perhaps I wont be leaving here after all. longest. wait. ever.
post #37 of 624
Super Diluted pee AND on an I/C, AND you're testing super early...But I know it's hard not to stress, especially after a loss. I hope the results will put all your fears to rest. And the stress is not good for the bean either. Try to drown yourself in busywork today
post #38 of 624
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Anyhooo, I'm still cranky, and even though I am only 4dpo, I had this thought as I was trying to get my son down for a nap..."Wow! I haven't been this irritable since I was pregnant last time"...then it hit me, gasp!
!!!!! i'm sorry you had such a hard day with DS. i don't take DD to the store anymore. DH goes alone, or he takes her because of course she is an angel for him! anyway i hope all this grouchiness is because of something good.

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I looked again, I know there is no chance. I have a temp drop every month around now.
well one temp doesn't tell us much, but hey, you never know! i'll be stalking you. i believe that whichever path your family takes will be the right one!

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The doc said there was no blockage, everything looks very pretty. Soooooo? Maybe it cleaned my pipes enought for me to join the next DDC
woooo! they say the cycles immediately following an HSG you have a higher chance of pregnancy. glad you're being well taken care of!

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YYYM- I really have a good feeling... really good. no symps could be a symptom!!!
who knows! i have some more "symptoms" today but i don't think they are real. i will post about that below. as for YOU, though, just FYI whenever i've gotten betas done they always take 48 hours to give me the results, sometimes more. which makes me wonder why the heck i'm even DOING them. i hope you get your results soon and that they are AWESOME, and that getting another draw on thursday is no biggie. squee! i am so, so hopeful for you.

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...and FWIW, I always bring the camera in during "test time" just in case there's something to show you ladies. Now THAT'S obsessive. Lol.
that is awesome. our camera broke; otherwise i'd be guilty of the same.

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YYYM Did you test??
no, i almost did and then told myself to forget it. i'm 8-10 dpo and i'm feeling under the weather ANYWAY, and i thought a BFN would totally bring me down. maybe thursday?

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actually, i took another test last night, with super diluted P, and it was so faint. fainter than the day before. i know it was super diuted, but still, it made me take pause. so today, i just wait for some numbers.... perhaps I wont be leaving here after all. longest. wait. ever.
don't be negative, now! read this if you haven't already, or at the very least i can summarize: dilute pee will almost always give you a fainter line, some tests have less dye or are less sensitive (even within a batch), and depending on what you've had to eat or drink your line can be fainter or darker. it does not tell you how pregnant you are based on the darkness of the line, just whether or not you're pregnant. i hope your beta has some nice reassuring news for you. this morning, if possible! can't wait to hear an update from you. and hey, you could always test again today with more concentrated pee!

afm i feel like absolute crap today. all 3 of us were up from 3 am until 4:30 am, hopping between our room and DD's room. she just would NOT stay asleep! she'd fall asleep, be out cold for 10-15, and then wake up SCREAMING. despite this, my temp still seems very on par with the temps before it. i think this makes my chart look weird, to have these three very steady lines of temps. it looks possibly triphasic, don't you think? not like that means anything. but still, steady rows of temps despite hugely erratic sleep patterns. is that weird?

anyway, i'm absolutely exhausted and my stomach is feeling funny, and all i want to do is cry. stomach stuff is normal for my LP, and the exhaustion and near-tears thing can easily be explained by the crappy sleep night. i was so hoping to catch up on a few hours last night!

i'm trying to decide if i should stop temping. i thought i might temp till thursday (10-12 dpo), and then depending on how my temps look i'll see if i want to test. but how accurate are my temps with all this crazy sleep? but if they're inaccurate, why are they so steady?? does not compute.

okay, DH is working from home this morning so i can rest, so i'm gonna nap!
post #39 of 624
LZP - twiddling my thumbs waiting for some news from you.

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i'm trying to decide if i should stop temping. i thought i might temp till thursday (10-12 dpo), and then depending on how my temps look i'll see if i want to test. but how accurate are my temps with all this crazy sleep? but if they're inaccurate, why are they so steady?? does not compute.

okay, DH is working from home this morning so i can rest, so i'm gonna nap!
I have been trying to be more relaxed about temping both before and after I O. I made it I think 4 days not temping during last TWW after O was confirmed, we'll see how I do this time around. This time, I only started temping yesterday when I finally was sleeping in my own bed (6 days before expected O) and plan to stop after temping for 5-6 days after O, so I at least have it confirmed that I DID O. I really REALLY hope to stick to it this time, because temping during the TWW just adds to my stress! I think if you're able to step away from the thermometer for the rest of the TWW, maybe you'll be able to relax a bit? Or, if you're like me, you'll wonder all day what your temp might have been. Lol!

Have a great nap. I've got my for you, and GL holding out on testing!

AFM - first of 3 insems today. We're figuring about 6pm today, sometime mid-pm tomorrow, and 8pm-ish on Thursday (expected O Saturday... maaaaybe Friday). No EWCM yet, but it's still early for me for that. I usually start getting it today.

I'm trying to stay positive and tell myself that no only will I still have a great shot at pregnancy this month (assuming I O when I'm "supposed" to) but that people do my timing (or even earlier) all the time when trying for a girl.

So I'm just going to try to chill and think girl thoughts.
post #40 of 624
LZP - I am so, so, very, very glad I decided to hop over to my fellow Sushi Ladies and take a little lurk. I am so hoping that your beta is nice and strong and that this little bean sticks! Cramping is so totally normal. I really, really thought with 100% of myself that AF was going to arrive any minute the week I got my BFP.

Oh... I want so much to have some (or all) of you ladies over at I'm Pregnant with me. We could start our own Thread!

I'll be watching this thread closely for an update!

Nanette56 - Hoping that HSG did wonderful things for your tubes!

Enigo - Even now, with DD 6 (almost 7), she can be very demanding of my time and attention (as any relatively only child for so long would be)... kids are wonderful but so exasperating at the same time! I hope that DS gives you an easier time today... (and I'm hoping the irritability is a good sign!)

Thanks to YYYM for taking over the Thread for Tear, I know she really didn't want it!

s to everyone else... sorry not better at the personals this time around! (P.S. We woke up to the first snow this a.m.! Happy December!)
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