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post #141 of 166
Weekend Wrap-Up

Name: Lemoncello
Age: 28
TTC #:1
CD:23
DPO (if applicable):10
Testing:not yet...FF says I should wait until 3/2 unless AF comes before then.
Trying Since: Jan. 2010
Plan for this Cycle: keep learning how to chart my temps and CM and wait to see what happens
Link to Chart (if applicable): http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/lemoncello

Thoughts: This 2ww thing is alot harder now that I am keeping track on a daily basis! I don't know how some of you ladies have kept it up for months and months. The past two days I've started having some symptoms of note, particularly extreme mood swings, which usually means AF is in my very near future...and rather strangely, some tenderness in my breasts. I say that's strange because I've never really noticed it as much as I have the last two days. Last night one of my cats was trying to get all comfy on my chest and kept stepping on my boobs...and it hurt! I've never had that happen before! I keep telling myself it's just because I am paying more attention than normal to my body, but it's hard not to wonder if that's a pregnancy symptom, ya know? Another weird thing is that today I have felt like my blood sugar is low--feeling fatigued, week, shaky and nauseous at times. This is strange because I have not felt that way since I stopped taking BCP's over 1 1/2 yr. ago. So, I am caught in this struggle between over-analyzing things and wondering if perhaps it means I'm preggers or trying not to get excited and expect AF to arrive any day now. It's so hard to be patient!

Verse, Quote or Sentiment that Has Helped Keep You Positive This Week: Hmmm...Just that God is in control and to trust His timing!

Prayer Requests:
I would ask for prayer for a friend of mine ("J") who has a sweet 7 mo. baby girl ("C") who was born premature and has had no end of medical problems since. "C" is currently hospitalized because she is not keeping her weight on and is not tolerating her feedings well (She has to be kept on a feeding tube because she was not able to gain while feeding by mouth.) The doctors have found that she has problems with both her pituitary and thyroid gland, as well as cerebral folate deficeincy (meaning her brain is not getting the folic acid that is in her blood stream.) This is all very serious, but they are still looking for the root cause of these problems so that they know how best to treat her. Please pray for "J" as she has to stay in the hospital with "C" away from her 5 other children. Pray for "C" to gain weight and develop more strength. And pray for the doctors to have wisdom to know how to help her tiny body get better.
post #142 of 166
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Weekend Wrap-Up

Name: Samantha
Age: 24
TTC #: Baby D. #1
CD: 1
DPO (if applicable):n/a
Testing: not this cycle
Trying Since: Sept. 2009
Plan for this Cycle: meeting w/ the urologist (pray for us), thinking about the Maca, *kind of* taking this month off, but not preventing.
Link to Chart (if applicable):
Thoughts: just glad a new cycle has started after a 45 day long cycle!
Verse, Quote or Sentiment that Has Helped Keep You Positive This Week: Honestly, nothing...
Prayer Requests: Pray for our doctors appointment on Tuesday please.
post #143 of 166
My husband got a job!!!! Its been 20 months and I actually wanted to cry when I heard as it has been such a strain. Thanks for all the prayers. While we have a lot to sort out and debts to pay back before we can properly start ttc, having another baby is high on our list now.

He should start middle of March and I start my job end of March so we need to find a school for my daughter and then plan when we can ttc again.

Hope everyone is doing well and God bless for this cycle. We are using contraceptives so will not be trying for a while still.
post #144 of 166
So glad someone started this particular group. Thanks!!! I'm Shell, I'm 36we've been blessed with a magical 4 year-old daughter and have been TTC a sibling for her for 2.5 years. Had an endometrial polyp removal Jan 12th. Using EPO, maca, acupuncture and prayer this cycle to increase our chances. Discussing moving on to clomid and IUI next cycle. Moving between feeling very hopeful this will happen for us and despairing that it won't. (I've had a few health care practitioners say they are very confident I can get pregnant, but the consultation with an RE left me utterly hopeless. I keep trying to convince myslef that he's trying to sell IVF because he wants a new boat and that's why he sees my labwork as giving us only a 12%chance without shelling out $15,000 for IVF).

Wishing I could unplug my ears and hear an answer from God...It's a work in progress.
post #145 of 166
MrsD~~~how'd everything go? Can't wait to hear the news.



shellnurse~~~"Wishing I could unplug my ears and hear an answer from God"...here is a wall hanging I found that is in the hallway down to our childrens bedrooms..."Make time for quiet moments, as God whispers and the world is loud." I hope your wish comes true!
post #146 of 166
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Jen D. and Everyone~
We liked this doctor a lot better. He has given us a number of things it could be and how we can deal with it. The other doctor just said DH was anejactulatory and there was nothing we could do.

First, he wants a semen analysis done. Our next appointment is March 30th. So we have to try to get the SA before then. If we can't get one, he is going to do a procedure to see if there is a blockage of some kind. He's also going to speak with a psychiatrict colleague about SSRIs, DH was on one a while ago and he thinks that could be a contributer, but he's not sure that that effect would be prolonged that much (he's been off the meds for 2 1/2 years).

We're much happier with this doctors approach. He was very professional and the office is really nice. I was worried about a lack of personable people because it's such a huge office, but everyone was really nice!

So, here's to another 5 weeks of TTC AND semen analysis'!
post #147 of 166
very nice to hear good news from all!

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I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety. Psalm 4:8

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Peace to everybody!
post #148 of 166
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Originally Posted by MrsD08 View Post
Jen D. and Everyone~
We liked this doctor a lot better. He has given us a number of things it could be and how we can deal with it. The other doctor just said DH was anejactulatory and there was nothing we could do.

First, he wants a semen analysis done. Our next appointment is March 30th. So we have to try to get the SA before then. If we can't get one, he is going to do a procedure to see if there is a blockage of some kind. He's also going to speak with a psychiatrict colleague about SSRIs, DH was on one a while ago and he thinks that could be a contributer, but he's not sure that that effect would be prolonged that much (he's been off the meds for 2 1/2 years).

We're much happier with this doctors approach. He was very professional and the office is really nice. I was worried about a lack of personable people because it's such a huge office, but everyone was really nice!

So, here's to another 5 weeks of TTC AND semen analysis'!
OH YAY!!! That's good news! YAY! YAY! YAY!
post #149 of 166
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Originally Posted by shellnurse View Post
So glad someone started this particular group. Thanks!!! I'm Shell, I'm 36we've been blessed with a magical 4 year-old daughter and have been TTC a sibling for her for 2.5 years. Had an endometrial polyp removal Jan 12th. Using EPO, maca, acupuncture and prayer this cycle to increase our chances. Discussing moving on to clomid and IUI next cycle. Moving between feeling very hopeful this will happen for us and despairing that it won't. (I've had a few health care practitioners say they are very confident I can get pregnant, but the consultation with an RE left me utterly hopeless. I keep trying to convince myslef that he's trying to sell IVF because he wants a new boat and that's why he sees my labwork as giving us only a 12%chance without shelling out $15,000 for IVF).

Wishing I could unplug my ears and hear an answer from God...It's a work in progress.
I will add you! Do you have any prayer requests or a chart you'd like me to add?
post #150 of 166
Hey guys. It's great to hear some good news coming from here!

Tanikit It's sooo good to here your DH got a job. It can be very stressful waiting, but wow what a load that's lifted when the waiting is over. I hope everything else falls into place so you can ttc soon. It's frustrating when you really desire another child and feel like it's not possible due to worldly circumstances. DH and I have had to wait over a year to ttc because we didn't have insurance.

MrsD08 I'm glad the dr's appt went well. I hope you can get BFP without any help. But I also hope that if there's a problem, the dr.'s can find it and give you a solution.

Shellnurse I'm sorry it's taking so long to ttc #2. It took us 4 yrs to conceive #1, and sometimes I'm afraid it will take that long again. I can remember, the dr's were unable to tell us anything was wrong, but they were pushing IUI and IVF. It was frustrating. We decided we weren't going to/couldn't afford to pay someone to play God.

jenniferadurham How are you doing? I remember our cycles are close to the same. Hope you're getting close to testing, and get your BFP this month.

I'll be praying that each of us get the answers we need. Answers from God, answers from tests, and answers from dr's. Also, that the Lord will grant us His peace to deal with what's ahead.

AFM I'm 8 dpo today. My chart looks promising and I've got lots of symptoms. But I know the mind is a powerful thing. I'm planning on testing in the morning, still kind of early. I'm afraid I'll be really disappointed if we're not BFP this month. We timed our bd'ing very well. Anyway, the tww really stinks. I'm like you Lemoncello, I just started charting this month, and I do think it makes the tww wait worse
post #151 of 166
slarue~Thank you for remembering me! I am 5-6 DPO and feel more and more pg each day. And then I say to myself...I"m not really pg, so what am I thinking?! I go back and forth all day, every day. I won't be pos until I get a pos...pun intended. I'm more than likely going to break down and test the 28th. I should wait until the 3rd, but yeah...not gonna. LOL

I'm so hungry today. I ate 2 avacodo's today. I can't get enough of them today. I was sitting on the floor folding clothes and my lower back started hurting so bad it was burning. OYE. My bb's aren't 'hurting' but they're NOT, not hurting. KWIM?
post #152 of 166
happy belated birthday, jennifer - we share the same bday - feb 20. and i'm 7 dpo, so if my LP doesn't conck out again, maybe we will be testing together.
post #153 of 166
So, today was the "big day" for me to finally get to test. I woke up around 6:30am, desperate to go to the bathroom after holding it all night. I got out the little dollar tree test, put the drops in, and watched the pink dye slowly move along the test strip. Waiting, waiting, waiting...I see the control line darken. Waiting some more, then, gradually, what's this I see? Two lines!? Yes! It's really a BFP! I quietly tiptoed out of the bathroom so as not to wake DH, got the camera and snapped a pic, just to make sure I wasn't dreaming!

Here it is...you can see it for yourself!
http://i46.tinypic.com/fvlr91.jpg

This is from an hour later when it was dry...
http://i47.tinypic.com/xmmpgl.jpg

FF says according to my O date, my due date would be 11/04/10. So, let's pray this baby sticks!

DH was so sweet this morning. He's going to need some time to get used to the idea (but then, so am I!) But he already was teasing me this morning when getting breakfast ready saying, "How many eggs would the TWO of you like today?" And before he left for work he sat me down on the couch and prayed for us all, that the pregnancy would go smoothly and that we would be healthy and know how to be good parents. That made me cry happy tears!
post #154 of 166
Thread Starter 
Congrats Lemon!! I'll add you to the February BFPs!!
post #155 of 166
Congrats Lemoncello! That is awesome!
post #156 of 166
lemon that is sweet!
post #157 of 166
Thread Starter 
Ladies~
I just wanted you to know I'll be starting the March thread late on Sunday afternoon/evening. Probably around 4pm or so. If you don't do your weekend wrap up before then, try to do it on the new March thread!
I hope to see (and be) more BFPs in March!
post #158 of 166
Thread Starter 
Weekend Wrap-Up
Name: Samantha
Age: 24
TTC #: Baby D. #1
CD: 5
DPO (if applicable): n/a
Testing: not this cycle
Trying Since: Sept. 2009
Plan for this Cycle: Trying to get a sperm sample while also TTC...could prove interesting because DH is anejactulatory most of the time!
Link to Chart (if applicable):
Thoughts: Just trying to stay strong.
Verse, Quote or Sentiment that Has Helped Keep You Positive This Week: Nothing in particular.
Special Prayer Requests: None this week.
post #159 of 166
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Originally Posted by Tanikit View Post
My husband got a job!!!!
Praise God that is great news!!
post #160 of 166
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Originally Posted by MrsD08 View Post
We're much happier with this doctors approach. He was very professional and the office is really nice. !

So awesome to hear! Very happy that things are looking up-i believe your victory is on the way!
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