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post #181 of 386
Tara2, which brand OPK are you using? Have fun!

I think I'm going to start using OPKs, not sure if this cycle since I don't know how long it'll be....

Lifegaurd, congrats on finding a good OB, when do you start the clomid?
post #182 of 386

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Finnegansmom..I just now read through all the posts..I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I so hope your stay here is short, and you have a healthy pregnancy and baby very soon!!

Tara..the very, very positive sounds good!! This may be the real deal now..have fun bding, and hopefully you will see a temp rise soon!!
post #183 of 386
Please move me to the "waiting to O" catagory. AF came, and though I'm not disappointed, I'm excited for the opportunity to keep trying to conceive. That's a fun part!
post #184 of 386
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Please move me to the "waiting to O" catagory. AF came, and though I'm not disappointed, I'm excited for the opportunity to keep trying to conceive. That's a fun part!
Oh, that is so positive
post #185 of 386
Thanks! I think that charting and the suspense of wondering, "am I or aren't I?" really is fun. Might as well enjoy the process!
post #186 of 386
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KingsDaughter76~ Congrats

zwitterion~ did you test yet ?

littlebearsmama~ on af hope you catch the egg this cycle.

WendyLynnn~ on af showing up.

lifeguard~ Glad you were finally able to find a obgyn.


post #187 of 386
Kingsdaughter - Congrats!!

Socalimommy - I tested this morning and got a BFN. I'm not terribly disappointed because I really didn't think I'd ovulated then (but I was a tad bit hopeful). I'm pretty sure I didn't ovulate then because I'd be 14 dpo, and with a 7 day LP max up to this point I would think I'd either have AF or a BFP at this point.

My temp went down a bit today, so I don't think I've ovulated. Again, it's good and bad. I'd like to be ovulating again, but now I can hold out hope that I will ovulate at a time when I might possibly get pregnant.
post #188 of 386
13 dpo today and took an Answer test first- the line came up right away and it made be hard to see in the pics but it is also MUCH darker than yesterdays!! So then I decided to try a FRER digi- then got brave enough to try the CBE digi (it said I was NOT preggo yesterday!!) Well look below and you can see the results for yourself!! WOOHOO! The Answer test was not even dry yet and the line is STILL getting darker!

http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/e...potests003.jpg

http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/e...potests005.jpg

http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/e...potests001.jpg

http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/e...potests010.jpg

AND- just for fun- here are my OPK's that show a very nice fade-in and fade-out of my LH surge!! Thought it was pretty cool~!

http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/e...potests002.jpg[/img]

OMGOSH!!!!!!!!!! I AM PREGNANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOOHOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!! Now just have to pray this little one STICKS!!!:crossfingers: I am now on my full dose of progesterone so hopefully that will keep things good. My EDD is October 23, 2010!!! My birthday is on October 13th and I tend to deliver a week or so early - SO I could very well end up giving myself an AWESOME birthday present!!! Please move me to Feb BFP's!!! !!!
post #189 of 386
Congrats Kingsdaughter!

That is so exciting, I LOVE October birthdays. My 3yo is an October baby.
I love your OPKs as well...fun to see them all lined up.
Have a healthy and happy 9 months!

Zwitterion, sorry about the BFN. Maybe you haven't Od yet and will this cycle? Do you think that AF is on the way? I had a few of those kind of cycles last summer/fall. I hate fakeouts like that, especially when you think you have good timing and all. Sucks.

ETA - Z, I just looked at your chart again--with the neg OPKs I bet you didn't Ovulate at all. were they close to be being positive at all? I know when I had some anaovulatory cycles, I got almost positive tests or at least darker lines - had a slight, weak temp rise, and then got my period. I can't remember, but if this your first pp cycle?
post #190 of 386
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Originally Posted by KingsDaughter76 View Post
13 dpo today and took an Answer test first- the line came up right away and it made be hard to see in the pics but it is also MUCH darker than yesterdays!! So then I decided to try a FRER digi- then got brave enough to try the CBE digi (it said I was NOT preggo yesterday!!) Well look below and you can see the results for yourself!! WOOHOO! The Answer test was not even dry yet and the line is STILL getting darker!

http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/e...potests003.jpg

http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/e...potests005.jpg

http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/e...potests001.jpg

http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/e...potests010.jpg

AND- just for fun- here are my OPK's that show a very nice fade-in and fade-out of my LH surge!! Thought it was pretty cool~!

http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/e...potests002.jpg[/img]

OMGOSH!!!!!!!!!! I AM PREGNANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOOHOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!! Now just have to pray this little one STICKS!!!:crossfingers: I am now on my full dose of progesterone so hopefully that will keep things good. My EDD is October 23, 2010!!! My birthday is on October 13th and I tend to deliver a week or so early - SO I could very well end up giving myself an AWESOME birthday present!!! Please move me to Feb BFP's!!! !!!
That is wonderful! Happy and healthy 9 months to you.
post #191 of 386
Congratulations to the mothers with BFPs!

I'm checking in occasionally as I wait until at least May before TTC again. With changing insurance at the beginning of this year (meaning no Mat coverage until next year) I just can't afford to get pregnant! I still officially owe about $30K for my last c-section (over 1 yr ago) and the insurance company (that went under) is trying not to pay.

Right now, we're thinking we'll pay OOP for prenatal care as long as we're covered at the time of of the birth. At this point I don't have any realistic option besides a c-section (I've had 3 now, even though I attempted natural homebirth with all 3.) My only fear is that if I have anything other than a normal pregnancy we could still be in trouble without maternity coverage kicking in until Jan 2011. Since I'm 37 (don't want to wait longer) and have had 3 healthy pregnancies, I think I 'll take the risk of getting pregnant without maternity coverage that kicks in until the 3rd trimester. Last time it took me 8 months to conceive anyway.

Good luck everyone!
post #192 of 386
Question for you nursing mamas...or mamas who got pregnant while nursing....

In December, I had a 25 day cycle.

November, 29 days

October 26 days

End of Sept, 29 days

Beginning of Sept, 26 days

So I really don't know WHEN to expect if she is coming. Grr. Does it even really "matter" how long a cycle is...or is it just the LP that matters. Last month I had a 13 day LP...so I'm assuming that if AF were to come this cycle...I'd get her by Friday. Right now I'm 11DPO and keep getting negatives on the internet cheapies. Yesterday I took a test with a CB digi and it said I wasn't pregnant. With DD1...I didn't get a until 15DPO in the afternoon..and I tested early with her too.

Since my cycles are really not seeming to be a specific number of days long....does that mean something really IS up with my hormones and something is out of whack? I AM nursing DD 1x per day..but it's really hard for me to think that that one nursing per day is throwing my hormones off this much...could this really be the "issue?"
post #193 of 386
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Originally Posted by finnegansmom View Post
ETA - Z, I just looked at your chart again--with the neg OPKs I bet you didn't Ovulate at all. were they close to be being positive at all? I know when I had some anaovulatory cycles, I got almost positive tests or at least darker lines - had a slight, weak temp rise, and then got my period. I can't remember, but if this your first pp cycle?
I really appreciate you looking! I agree--I really don't think I've ovulated this cycle, either. While I have definitely had some dark negs on my OPKs, they were definite negatives. I had to laugh at your comment about similar cycles last summer/fall--this cycle has been so long that it will essentially be my winter cycle! (At this point, it's laugh or go nuts!) And no, it's not my first PP cycle. I ovulated in August and then had some primarily anovulatory 27ish day cycles for a while, and then this craziness happened. Blargh.

xtara - I'm no help. Your cycle length is incredibly regular compared to what I'm used to, but I know if you're used to clockwork cycles it's got to be tough.
post #194 of 386
kingsdaughter!
I'm so happy for you. Lovely pics.
post #195 of 386
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I really appreciate you looking! I agree--I really don't think I've ovulated this cycle, either. While I have definitely had some dark negs on my OPKs, they were definite negatives. I had to laugh at your comment about similar cycles last summer/fall--this cycle has been so long that it will essentially be my winter cycle! (At this point, it's laugh or go nuts!) And no, it's not my first PP cycle. I ovulated in August and then had some primarily anovulatory 27ish day cycles for a while, and then this craziness happened. Blargh.

Could you be nursing more? Maybe not more often but longer sessions?
More nursing at night? My cycles after #2 have been 28-40 days, and not always have I ovulated (I might have only ovulated once actually out of 4 or 5 cycles?) I've had cycles where I got crosshairs from FF and then got my AF 4 or 5 days later... zoinks. Obviously a fakeout.

Is there something you can take to regulate your cycle? I going to start Maca and maybe vitex. I have no idea when my cycle will start again but I'm too impatient to wait. I literally need to have 20 day cycles where I O on CD5. I hate waiting and waiting and waiting...
post #196 of 386
Quick check-in here while DD sleeps... still no positive signs of ovulation, but I am on CD 17 or so and trying to DTD as often as our baby will allow us to (i.e. when she is sleeping which is rare when DH is home). *sigh* I am tired of these long cycles.
post #197 of 386
Thanks ladies for your support. Today's opk is negative, and temp is down. I think it means no O. However today cervix has gone closed and firm, and cf seems gone compared to a day or two ago. I have a feeling temp will be up tomorrow and I will have missed my window cause the last time BD happened was Sunday night. I mean, pg would still be possible but not likely. But if temp is still low tomorrow then I'll call another fake out. Luckily or unluckily I have only 2 opks left! So my testing frenzy will be over for now.

Kingsdaughter- how wonderful! What a lovely set of tests!

zwitterion- well i suppose it's a bright side to no O is not missing the window yet. I am hoping as well.

xtara- well those cycles seem pretty fair to me. I used to cycle between 26 and 35 days. If you chart, your lp length should be pretty standard from cycle to cycle, unless it is growing from coming off PP nursing. You can measure each cycle or know when to expect AF based on the date of temperature rise. Like if your lp is usually 13 days give or take a day, and temp shift is on the tenth of the month, you can expect AF around the 23rd/24th. Does that make sense?

lifegard- I have felt bloated for over a week now but it started to go away yesterday. That was hugely noticeable and different from all my other possible times I thought I'd O, so maybe this is it, but who knows? I hope it's a positive sign for you soon!

finnegans mom - using wondfo brand opks. Had a good stash but it's almost up.
post #198 of 386
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Originally Posted by Tara2 View Post
Thanks ladies for your support. Today's opk is negative, and temp is down. I think it means no O. However today cervix has gone closed and firm, and cf seems gone compared to a day or two ago. I have a feeling temp will be up tomorrow and I will have missed my window cause the last time BD happened was Sunday night. I mean, pg would still be possible but not likely. But if temp is still low tomorrow then I'll call another fake out. Luckily or unluckily I have only 2 opks left! So my testing frenzy will be over for now.
Why do you think no O?
when I got pregnant with my now 18 month old, I got a + OPK on a monday, got a + OPK on a tuesday, on wednesday temp went down and got a negative. Thursday, temp jumped up and FF confirmed O and temps stayed up and I got a BFP. I BDd the 2 days I got the + OPKs. I believe ovulation is detected after the surge goes back to negative. Can you BD tonight?

Also sunday night is only 3 days ago....so still in the running.
post #199 of 386
HOORAY for more February BFPs! This is a very lucky month so far!
KMFX for those of you patiently (or not so patiently) 2WW'ing!

I'm having tender nipples and TONS of EWCM so I'm getting really depressed that DH is being such an a-hole and I'm gearing up to O for nothing. DD has been going back and forth from wanting to nurse every couple of hours during the day, to nursing twice- before her nap and before bed so I've been waking up engorged for the first time in 16 months!
post #200 of 386
I see the call out for BFP charts and I have one here: http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/2bf486

I used to have it in the list at the beginning of the thread, but it is not there now sorry. I think my chart was about as ideal as you could get this month so if it hadn't worked out, I would have been crushed.

Kristin SS
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