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post #401 of 418
Narn, that chart looks great!

Yea on O'ing, xtara!

GL in your waiting, Gumblossom. It is so hard, isn't it?
post #402 of 418
Goin crazy here guys!

My temp didn't go up yet!? WTH!? I got a pos. OPK, not to mention COPIOUS amounts of EWCM.....my temp was totally in the "pre O" state. So does that mean TODAY is O day? I can't figure this out!

It might make sense that it's going to be today or something, because I have a feeling that maybe I've been Oing a lot later than I expected, therefore missing the BDing on the "right" days.... I don't know.

I'm gonna go use a few more OPK's today and see what they say. I've never really had any pos. OPK's before cuz I've never really used them.....but I'm curious if I happen to be one of the women who get pos. OPK's for a few days or something.

post #403 of 418
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Originally Posted by xtara2003x View Post
My temp didn't go up yet!? WTH!? I got a pos. OPK, not to mention COPIOUS amounts of EWCM.....my temp was totally in the "pre O" state. So does that mean TODAY is O day? I can't figure this out!
Yes, from what I understand, pos OPK, O, then temp goes up. But I've never used OPKs before.

AFM, I took a preg test last night. I must not have peed on the stick long enough because it took a full ten minutes for the urine to reach the window and give me a control line. But once it did it was clearly positive. Still technically an invalid result. I'm going to take another this evening once I get to the store to buy it.
post #404 of 418
Tara, I use opks a lot. I've had two days go by after the pos opk day before getting a temp rise. If you hit the very beginning of your lh surge, then it might not end until the next day. I think you o something like 0-48 hours after your positive opk, so if you got it yesterday, today would probably be your o day, but possibly even tomorrow, and it could have been yesterday, and your temp should go up tomorrow, but it could even be the next day. Does that make sense? Just keep bding until you see that temp rise, because the day before your temp goes up is your best day, and you don't know that until after the fact. Everything always makes sense after the fact, in ttcing.
post #405 of 418
Tara, I use OPKs a lot too and though this is my first cycle temping along with using OPKs, I agree that you need to wait another day or two to see the rise. It may not be evident right away either if it climbs slowly at first. I usually get two days of positives (probably because I test 3 times a day when I know it's getting close). Here's my chart this month: http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/1de026 It took a few days from that first + for FF to recognize a rise.

Narn, congratulations!! There have been a few BFPs since I last checked in here and that's so exciting!!!

AFM, I'm 8 dpo and getting pretty anxious to test. I stupidly did this morning and of course it was neg. I should wait a few more days but I know I'll be testing every morning now (or more) until AF shows. LP has been 9 days at the longest since my cycles came back 4 months ago. This cycle I am trying B6 and NPC so we'll see if that makes a difference. Even if I'm not preg, I'll be happy with a longer LP. Then I'll try to work on moving O up. Waiting 21-23 days is killer.

Is anyone else testing in the next few days?
post #406 of 418
CONGRATS narn!!! :-)


AFM: I am 3 dpo today- FF gave me crosshairs this am! :-) WOOHOO!
post #407 of 418
Congrats, Narn!

I took some tylenol last night about 10 hours before I temped this morning, and my temp was back to below the coverline. I don't think the tylenol that much before would have brought it down, so I am even more sure I didn't ovulate (and very happy about it, since we didn't get much a chance to try in beforehand). My CF is moving from EW to creamy, though, which makes me think I'm winding back down again. I really thought this time might be it because I had EWCF for so long. Bummer.

I have my annual exam tomorrow, and I'm planning to ask about this super long cycle. Do you think it would be helpful to bring charts, or will it make me look like a "high-maintenance" patient? I've never seen this doc before, so I'm not sure what he'll be like, except that every person who has seen him highly recommends him, especially for natural birth and helping breastfeeding get off to a good start.
post #408 of 418
Just as I was making peace with being anov and having to wait it out a bit longer- FF gave me crosshairs today! They're dotted and the temp spike isn't that impressive, plus I know if my temp drops tomorrow, it wasn't real, but still- WDYT? I dunno, my other fertility signs don't match up...
http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/2c383d
(btw, zwitterion, thanks for the thoughts on my first really low temp, I discarded it)

I'm excited, but also kinda not b/c if that was O, our BD timing wasn't great. I know theoretically, sperm can live for 5+ days, but TCOYF says only a few HOURS w/o fertile CM and I certainly had NO fertile CM the day we BD'd prior to O...
The only four day BD break we take all month b/c I'm making peace with being anov and I go and O! Oh, the irony!

zwitterion- I'd take your charts. I don't think it makes you look high maintenance.
KingsDaughter76- woohoo! crossing fingers for your 2ww
Congrats, Narn! KUP

ok, more, but gotta run. NAK.
post #409 of 418
Hi all

Babygrey- fx for you. I'd be relieved if I just O'd by now, so hope you did. Let go and things happen, isn't that what they say? I can't tell you how many times i have gotten a few high temps, even 6-7 and turns out to be a false O, but no idea how/why my body would have temp shift anyway... doesn't mean it's not real for you this time, though. So we shall see...

zwitterion- yes take your charts, please. what a shame we live in an era or situation that women have to feel intimidated or worry what sharing true knowledge on their cycles will intimidate their care providers who will then scoff at them or cop an attitude about the women having knowledge of their own bodies... you seen the appendix at end of TCOYF book, she has a cut out chapter for the docs to read... tells them like it is. LOL.

kingsdaughter- i have followed your progress since last endless frustrating cycle and am happy for you that you are on your way!

Narn- yes take another, but in my experience if it's a case of not enough p, it turns clear BFP when you add more it is real... happened with my pg with DD. anyway, a tentative congratulations!?

Not neglecting anyone else, just don't want to post too much right now. If I O'd today, as all signs point to I should see a temp spike tomorrow. If not, I will let you know to move me to waiting to be ready, because if no O this time, I just want to ride it out until first PPAF without worrying about TTC... too frustrating.
post #410 of 418
So now I'm totally confused. Maybe one of you mommas can clue me in on what signs you had that your PPAF was on the way or whatever...

Last night after I had the pink spotting I wore a panty liner. There was a little bit more that evening, but really not too much. I woke up in the middle of the night to pee, nothing. And today, NOTHING. I thought for sure something more would be happening today, but nada. My temp is the same today as it was yesterday, so no change there. I think my chart may almost be confusing me more than helping me at this point, as I don't have a consistent wake time and some days I am moving around too much for it to make sense for me to temp, so I have a lot of days with no info... I know all that I can do is wait, I just got so excited for something new to be happening! Maybe my body is having false starts. Patience, right?
post #411 of 418
babygrey: I don't want to burst your bubble, but im really not sure you've O'ed. You only have two values above your coverline, which has happened before. I would wait to see what your temp is tomorrow before feeling too optimistic. If you had had nice fertile CM, i wouldn't be doubting FF...

Narn: Congrats!!! Let us know once it's confirmed... I would have been in agony, waiting 10 minutes for that urine to get to the window. I would have wanted to just shake the test or something!

zwitterion: bring the charts. You'll get a feeling once you're there, you'll know whether to take them out or not. At least you'll have them with you!

Kingsdaughter: yay for Oing. How are you feeling about your chances?

Jessiebird: Keeping my fingers crossed for you. 8dpo is early, but im sure i would have poas'ed too!

sundaya: "everything makes sense after the fact in TTCing", I like that. SO true!

xtara: Before being pregnant, i would get 3 days of +opk, one before, one on O day, one the next day. This cycle i only got one on O day (and an almost + the day before) It sounds like this was the real deal for you with all that EWCM. Keep us posted!
post #412 of 418
Tara2, we must have been posting at the same time, i didnt see your post. I didnt mean to ignore you!
I've been chart stalking you, things are looking better for you, i hope this is the real deal.

CrunchyKatie: not sure what that meant. I didnt have any bleeding/spotting until AF showed up in full force...
post #413 of 418
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Originally Posted by babymango View Post

xtara: Before being pregnant, i would get 3 days of +opk, one before, one on O day, one the next day. This cycle i only got one on O day (and an almost + the day before) It sounds like this was the real deal for you with all that EWCM. Keep us posted!
So do you think I COULD have O'd yesterday (the day I got the pos. OPK) even though I didn't get a temp rise this morning?....just going off of the HUGE amount of EWCM and the major cramping, bloated, yucky full feeling? Today I do NOT have that feeling at all.....it totally went away?....and we tried BDing TWICE today and my poor husband feels too much performance anxiety so let's just say it is NOT working! He told me we could try again tonight..but I'm afraid that if I O'd today it would have been earlier and the egg wouldn't be quite as viable or something.

We started BDing a bit too early this cycle...so we are both pretty exhausted in that department....so I'm just very curious if you can O and then get a temp rise a day or two later?

Anyway..will be back more tonight to check everyone else's charts and such! G2g for now!!!
post #414 of 418
Katie, the signs I had just before my first PPAF were bloating and my toddler complaining about the taste of my breastmilk. That's it.


I just took another test and immediately saw my BFP! You can add me to the last of January's success stories!
post #415 of 418
Narn - again I say yippee!!

CrunchyKatie - My first PPAF was simply a day or two of glorified spotting (that's what all my PPAFs thus far have been like). I would have been hesitant to call it AF except that I had a beautiful temp rise and fall just before it indicating ovulation and a 7 day LP. Perhaps that really was AF for you?

xtara2003x - What would be most telling, IMO, is your CF and CP. Did they become less fertile? If so, when?

Tara2 - I hope you did O! I know this waiting game is miserable. I'm not strong enough to back away for a little while--more power to you!

I will take my charts tomorrow. I have them printed up and in my diaper bag ready to go. Thanks for your input! If he seems receptive to that, I may ask about vitex, maca, or anything else he thinks might help.

I have a charting question for you experts. I know you are supposed to mark your most fertile CF of the day on your chart, but I'm not sure how to handle the CF I've seen the last few days. I have mostly creamy, but sometimes (once or twice a day) there is a very small bit of EWCF mixed in. I'm not sure if that's enough to count it as EWCF on my chart. Any ideas?
post #416 of 418
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Originally Posted by Narn View Post
Katie, the signs I had just before my first PPAF were bloating and my toddler complaining about the taste of my breastmilk. That's it.


I just took another test and immediately saw my BFP! You can add me to the last of January's success stories!
Arg! so jealous. I checked your chart, only 1 BD before O time and you caught the egg, what luck! I am trying much harder than that and not having luck. Mother nature is so fickle. Congrats though!!
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