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post #81 of 571


Oh, Congrats Mae!!!!!!!! I'm so thrilled for you!!!!
post #82 of 571
jessica_s - oh noes! I am so sorry to hear about your job.

Tear78 - spotting = good, methinks!!! !

enigo - what Mae said. You are SOOOO not out yet!

AFM - as I posted in The ONE, I'm currently CD13, waiting to O. My insems planned for tomorrow, Thursday, and Friday... I'm fairly confident that I will O on CD16 or 17, though, as is my norm. I'm feeling a whole lot like last month was a chemical. I'm not sure which is more depressing: convincing myself it was another chemical, or convincing myself that I O'ed late.

I'm pee'ing on OPKs this month, too. Not having them last month, what with the "long" LP (if that's what it was) and all... well, it made me cuckoo. And not cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs, either. Anyway, it's nice to get some of the POAS urge out of my system early in my cycle. lol. Negatory today, but I get a nice fade-in, and based on previous expereinces I think I'm looking good so far for that line to darken up nicely by Friday. I usually get 2 days of "for real" positives. We'll see what happens....

What else? Oh, I started blogging again. I used to a long time ago, but stopped because I got "too busy." (Which really just means I stopped making time for the things that I enjoy, writing being one of them). One of the blog features will be a daily "Something Good," which is something a friend and I decided to do this year to create more positivity in our lives in 2010. We have to tell each other one good thing that happens each day.

... hopefully this will also take some of the TTC obsessiveness off my shoulders, too... because I don't plan for this to be a TTC blog (so if you visit and comment, please don't mention TTC unless it's in response to a post about that topic. ) Gotta be honest, though... wouldn't mind if it ends up turning in to a pregnancy-focused blog in about 14 weeks or so. Lol!!!
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i hate my body. and my charts. and temping. i'd have a full on tantrum but lyndzies, your post cheered me up! anyway, almost definitely out. SIGH. october ddc, anyone??
post #84 of 571
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i hate my body. and my charts. and temping. i'd have a full on tantrum but lyndzies, your post cheered me up! anyway, almost definitely out. SIGH. october ddc, anyone??
Awwwwww!

If this cycle is "my" cycle, I will be in Oct DDC (as well as straddling Sept) so no worries, we will be there together!!!!!!!!!!!!! xoxo
post #85 of 571
I have been taking Solaray Maca in capsules for 3 months or so. I just got some raw Maca powder today and everywhere I look, there is differing suggestions on how much to take. Help. I know you can't overdose since it is a food, just wondering what the optimal/babymaking dose is.
post #86 of 571
i took 1500 myself... and obviously it didnt hurt lol... this was my first TTC cycle after starting the maca and cant help but wonder if thats part of it...
post #87 of 571
MP, You were taking capsules?
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MP, You were taking capsules?
3 500 capsules per day.

its right around half a tablespoon for 500 AFAIK
post #89 of 571
Hmm I'm taking enough for sure. I have been doing 325mg of standardized Maca 6 caps a day
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hubs and I each take 2000 mg (why don't people just write 2g when talking about maca? i always see it as 2000 mg), not like it's done anything yet, but hope springs eternal. and maca definitely helps with his libido and performance. not to say that anything was lacking, but when he's tired and stressed he tends to get grumpy in the sack. this totally helps with his stamina and has ended all those times where he's been in the mood but then was too tired to finish. i haven't noticed much from the maca, but i'm sticking with it anyway.

so, you know you're a TTC nut when, despite a CLEAR temp drop a day or two before your expected period, you browse the FF gallery to see all kinds of temp drops below coverline at 10-11 dpo and then decide you're still in the game. (no AF yet, but i FEEL it coming, plus look at these TEMPS! hope is RIDICULOUS in this scenario. ) but you know you're DEFINITELY nuts when you glare at your thermometer by the bed, wondering how to trick it. maybe i can wear like, four sweaters and 3 pairs of pants to bed. THEN my temp will rise! BWAHAHAHAHAHA! take THAT, system! i'm a rebel!

a good friend of mine told me not to be upset when i grumpily mentioned that my temp had dropped and my period was about to show. that's why it's bad for people to know when you're TTC. each time you AREN'T pregnant, everyone has a great reason for why it's TOTALLY okay that it didn't happen. and it's like, dude. c'mon. i want a baby. i will obviously be disappointed when my period comes. am i going to slit my wrists over it? no. am i going to freak out that i'm abnormal or try to suck my uterus out with a vacuum or something? no. i am just going to be freaking DISAPPOINTED when my period comes, like ANY TTC-er is no matter how long they've been in the game, because when you want something and you don't get it the natural emotional reaction is DISAPPOINTMENT. you feel it, you process it, and THEN you work on moving past it - you can't just force yourself not to be upset when it's a natural reason to be disappointed. even the zennest person can't stay zen ALL the time. i mean, what are you supposed to do, throw a party when AF comes? lie to yourself and say it's fine because you didn't want a baby anyway? jeez louise.

anyway, projections for next cycle: staying on maca and vitex, keeping up with acupuncture. gonna start exercising regularly and eating better, this time FOR REALZ. daughter is re-nightweaned and we saw a sleep specialist today, so we have a good (yet still gentle and gradual - woo) plan in place to help deal with her sleep issues. i so didn't think i'd come out of that appointment with an actually good plan that i'd feel comfortable with, so mega bonus! with any luck, this cycle will see us better rested at O time and thus more relaxed and able to bang. if not, i totes expect that by the next cycle. we've already seen improvement since nightweaning, so i hope that things keep up in that department. i also appreciate having an extra cycle to really get my energy and motivation back up. they've been super low since i was feeling sooo depressed last month, so some time to get things in order and feel like things are running smoothly would be great.

really, the one thing that is getting me this cycle is that i'm just SO not in the mood for AF. my keeper has been leaking, i hate tampons and pads (even cloth pads), and so my period just totally sucks. and who wants to invest in better period stuff when you want to keep the b!tch AWAY for at least 9 months? maybe i should buy some really swanky period stuff to ensure that i get knocked up. that was the thought behind buying the keeper last june, though, so clearly THAT did nothing for me. anyway, i'm totally at peace with the no-baby part (at least, i think so, but i'll question it if i really do wear extra clothes to bed just so the thermometer can't slap me in the face tomorrow), i'm just sooooooooo not in the mood to bleed like a stuck pig for the next few days.

suuuuuuuuuper rambly. anyone else? where's LZP at?! check in, dangit! i miss having a fellow MDC-novelist on board.
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Originally Posted by YummyYumYumMama View Post
so, you know you're a TTC nut when, despite a CLEAR temp drop a day or two before your expected period, you browse the FF gallery to see all kinds of temp drops below coverline at 10-11 dpo and then decide you're still in the game. (no AF yet, but i FEEL it coming, plus look at these TEMPS! hope is RIDICULOUS in this scenario. ) but you know you're DEFINITELY nuts when you glare at your thermometer by the bed, wondering how to trick it. maybe i can wear like, four sweaters and 3 pairs of pants to bed. THEN my temp will rise! BWAHAHAHAHAHA! take THAT, system! i'm a rebel!
Where's the "high 5" smiley. Tell it sista'
It's been so cold in my room. The sheets are so cold they feel like they're wet. Anyhoo when I wake in the morning, I make sure all body parts are under the covers until I can feel warm enough. I've also been dressing warmer for bed. Not to stay warm mind you, since if my temps go down tomorrow, I'll probably burst into flames. Not that it matters (I keep telling myself) in the TWW. NO matter what the temps say I am already either pregnant or not. Still I want my temps to rise...damnit
post #92 of 571
Hi Ladies:

May I join? I'm a former ttc 12+ who went on a hiatus because my life completely imploded. I'm still not officially ttc as I'm trying to get my sudden soap opera life back in order and I'm awaiting some testing from an Endo for a possible Adult Growth Hormone defect on 1/22. We've been ttc our entire marriage (9 years in Feb) - and may FINALLY have some answers about wth is happening w/ my body. I've been lurking for a while and definately get the being bitter part. Currently on cd16, but haven't bothered temping since I won't know where I stand until after these tests.

Wanted to say Congrats to MaerynPearl - Love your sig line.

And keeping my for everyone else (Lyndzies, Enigo & Tear - and anyone else I'm missing).

to everyone else.
post #93 of 571
Hi fierrbugg Welcome I do hope your stay here is short.

I am 7 dpo and last night was almost asleep and was awoken by sharp pain in my left side, but not in the fallopian tube area, deeper. It was persistent for a few minutes and then I fell asleep. I did think, hmmm. I forgot about it until this morning during dance practice I got it again, but more dull. Now I feel it, but there is no pain. Hmm.
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fierrbugg, welcome! I hope you and your hubby get some clear answers soon!

Beloved, ee! I felt something like that the cycle I got pregnant. I hope it was implantation!

afm, well I'm spotting more this morning: TMI...some tissue-like strings, and some brownish-red. More AF-like cramps to go with it. I'm only 9ish dpo, you guys!!! What's going on!? Is my cyst finally letting go? Do I now have a super-short LP without progesterone (I'm not taking it this cycle)? Am I implanting? aaaargh!!!
post #95 of 571
Mae!!! Congratulations! I'm very excited for you.

Tear--that spotting sounds very, very promising. Fingers crossed.

I'm finally starting to really, really believe in my pregnancy despite all of the past bitterness and worry. We had Bagel's big 20 week anatomy scan yesterday and everything seems to be fine (although I wasn't given nearly as much information as I would have liked). It's starting to really feel like it was all worth it.

Good luck to the rest of you! I'll be sure to peek in on occasion.
post #96 of 571
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Hi fierrbugg Welcome I do hope your stay here is short.

I am 7 dpo and last night was almost asleep and was awoken by sharp pain in my left side, but not in the fallopian tube area, deeper. It was persistent for a few minutes and then I fell asleep. I did think, hmmm. I forgot about it until this morning during dance practice I got it again, but more dull. Now I feel it, but there is no pain. Hmm.
My temp went up my temp went up! I took it when I woke up and it was 98.04. I took it again immediately and it was 98.17. I kept the first lower temp, but it was very difficult.

ETA Crud! After feeling all happy when Mae overlaid her chart, I noticed my last (nonpreg) chart looks just like my current one so far....only the temps are waaay lower on this one. It has been unseasonably ridiculously frickin cold here though. I don't do well below 75. Good thing I am not in the about to O phase, I would not be taking any clothes off!!
This is it! I swear, next cycle I am confirming O and then moving on with my life.

Gasp! Beloved I had the same thing at 7dpo. It was off and on throught the day! I keep wondering if all this stuff goes on when we aren't TTC

Welcome Fierrbugg!!
post #97 of 571
Hey Tiara!!! Long time no see! Welcome to the bitter side.

I'm around ladies, but deeeeeep in lurk mode.
post #98 of 571
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! I keep wondering if all this stuff goes on when we aren't TTC

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I know that I usually get twinges, but never where I got it last night. Usually they are in my tubes (or it feels like it) and it is a twinge, this was more needling. hmmm, I am starting to obsess

That is cool, we really are cycle buds, and I have a real chance this month I can't believe my chart (the BD schedule, and temp spike.) Of course my chart is usually pretty.

I have decided that I won't tell DH until I get a strong line.
post #99 of 571
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well, i'm out for sure, dangit. no threadkeeper's luck for me! drat. oh well, look how long lisko kept the thread before that luck popped in... my time is coming!

hello to fierbugg! i'll add you to the front page, and if you want me to change your little blurby thing let me know. i hope that you get some answers really soon and find your way to a sticky baby!

beloved, enigo, and tear, i am that i'll be moving you ALL to recent BFPs with mae. i'd love a busy january for the BSLs! mae, have you guys started a BSL thread in "i'm pregnant" yet? there are quite a few of you in different pregnancy phases!

eta: i am a dork and alphabetized the names on the front page. just as a PSA.
post #100 of 571
I didnt think of that lol
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