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post #561 of 654
Congrats Annie!

And... yeah, I noticed a few oopses this month too. Ulp. Cannot get pregnant until next March, you hear me, people? Cannot. Don't do anything to infect me, k?

I finally got organised and bought new batteries for my thermometer, only to find that the lady in the pharmacy had told me the wrong kind and they won't fit. Sigh. I'll try to get some more today - I'm only on CD3 so it's not urgent, but I shouldn't get out of the habit of temping!
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I finally got organised and bought new batteries for my thermometer, only to find that the lady in the pharmacy had told me the wrong kind and they won't fit. Sigh. I'll try to get some more today - I'm only on CD3 so it's not urgent, but I shouldn't get out of the habit of temping!
I've always found it difficult to find batteries for my thermometers.

On the oopses, I'm not sure sk8ermaiden counts because I don't think she had been charting very long. I may be wrong but I vaguely remember thinking there was something confusing about how she got pg. So, keeping that in mind, I don't think we've ever had a method failure.

Today is my 10 year anniversary. I didn't even realize it until dh sent me a text about it.
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Today is my 10 year anniversary. I didn't even realize it until dh sent me a text about it.
Congratulations, MW! We'll celebrate our 10th this December.

I don't think the pregnancies are "contagious" at all. On the contrary, I think they should just make those who are serious about avoiding all the more cautious!
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This is what I take. I just follow the directions on the bottle. It says 1-2 capsules a day. I'm starting with one a day to see if it makes a difference. If not much difference after 3 months, I'll try 2 capsules.
Wow! I never heard of this before, but I'm definitely going to try it too! I have endometriosis, and since I started getting symptoms of it my periods are really long, heavy, and painful. Maybe this would help. My diet is pretty balanced at this point but it doesn't really help. Thanks for sharing the link.

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I don't think the pregnancies are "contagious" at all. On the contrary, I think they should just make those who are serious about avoiding all the more cautious!
I'm a bit nervous that I'm going to "catch" everyone's pregnancy too, but I hope it works this way instead. As happy as we'd be to get pregnant, we literally CAN NOT for at least a year, probably 2-3 though.
post #565 of 654
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Wow! I never heard of this before, but I'm definitely going to try it too! I have endometriosis, and since I started getting symptoms of it my periods are really long, heavy, and painful. Maybe this would help. My diet is pretty balanced at this point but it doesn't really help. Thanks for sharing the link.
Did you see this?
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Did you see this?
Thanks! I didn't realize there were natural things for it besides dietary changes! This is really exciting
post #567 of 654
Does anyone have a tilted uterus? I've realized that I have to pee a lot during the second week of my lp, and am wondering if that has anything to do with it?
I didn't think about it before until a few months back-MW-didn't you mention you go a lot during your lp? So I started taking notice and realize I do.

Congrats MW. Dh and I met 10yrs ago this month too, but we are only going on 9yr married this fall.
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Does anyone have a tilted uterus? I've realized that I have to pee a lot during the second week of my lp, and am wondering if that has anything to do with it?
I didn't think about it before until a few months back-MW-didn't you mention you go a lot during your lp? So I started taking notice and realize I do.

Congrats MW. Dh and I met 10yrs ago this month too, but we are only going on 9yr married this fall.
Thanks.

There is a time during my cycle when I feel like I have to pee a lot more than usual. For example, most nights I can easily make it through the night without having to get up to use the bathroom. However, when I'm at that time in my cycle I have to get up several times before I even fall asleep. What's even more annoying is that there isn't much there. My bladder isn't full. It's like my urethra is overactive or something. I've never been told my uterus is tilted. I assumed it was hromones because I read that's what causes more frequent urination in very early pg when nothing is big enough to crowd the bladder. I can't remember when in my cycle that is now.
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Does anyone have a tilted uterus? I've realized that I have to pee a lot during the second week of my lp, and am wondering if that has anything to do with it?
I didn't think about it before until a few months back-MW-didn't you mention you go a lot during your lp? So I started taking notice and realize I do.

Congrats MW. Dh and I met 10yrs ago this month too, but we are only going on 9yr married this fall.
Yes, and I've noticed that about myself too. I never put the two together, I think it's mostly hormones that cause the needing to pee often. The Dr. told me something like 40% of women have a tilted uterus.
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Does anyone have a tilted uterus? I've realized that I have to pee a lot during the second week of my lp, and am wondering if that has anything to do with it?
I didn't think about it before until a few months back-MW-didn't you mention you go a lot during your lp? So I started taking notice and realize I do.

Congrats MW. Dh and I met 10yrs ago this month too, but we are only going on 9yr married this fall.
I have a SEVERELY tilted uterus (which my first OB didn't tell me, had an emergency c-section) went back for baby number two and the nurse is like uhhhhhh, wow, your uterus is REALLY tilted!! I freak out because I'm like "oh no! did they put it back wrong???"

I also have to pee alot in the last little bit of my LP. I only know this because I freak out about the peeing so much . I'm not sure if it has anything to do with my tilted uterus or not though

Thanks for the info on maca MW
post #571 of 654
Lol-and I secretly hope every month the peeing is a sign. Sigh. Maybe I should join the "Whatever" thread. While dh wants no more kids-he is just so lax about w/d it's not even funny. And every month I hope and hope.
post #572 of 654
FF gave me dotted crosshairs today sometime after I punched in my temp. I'm a little confused. Anyone know why? Maybe all my high temps are making it think my O date was really later on?

chart

Any ideas?
post #573 of 654
Carrie: I think it's actually the wet CM that is confusing FF.
post #574 of 654
yeah that would be my guess. It doesn't seem to know that it's normal for a lot of people to have fertile cf after o. Even with a massive temp jump, it still flags that for some reason.
post #575 of 654
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yeah that would be my guess. It doesn't seem to know that it's normal for a lot of people to have fertile cf after o. Even with a massive temp jump, it still flags that for some reason.
Yeah Baby Cakes, that's probably what it was. Last cycle, I had what looked like EWCF a few days before so I marked it like that in FF and it changed my solid CH to dotted CH.
post #576 of 654
Thanks! You ladies are geniuses when it comes to this stuff! I took out the CM and it went right back to solid!!
post #577 of 654
I get ewcf too after O, usually in the second week of lp. Oddly, just started spotting this afternoon, and am sure by this evening will be light or straight to heavy. For now I put spotting on ff. Usually I wake up to spotting/af, not mid day. Shrug.
http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/28fb6b
post #578 of 654
I've been getting ewcf at in the week leading up to af as well. It is nice to know that there are women with reasonably normal cycles that have that. I'm still trying to figure out what is normal for me.

So, I need some tips about thermometers

1)Where do you put your thermometer so that a. you can reach it without getting out of bed and b. your children don't steal it.

My 1 year old keeps stealing my thermometer and running off with it. I just found it after missing five days of temps. I keep it in my bedside table drawer or under my pillow but she just keeps finding it!

2)If I take my temp several times in a row and it comes out different does that mean I have an inaccurate thermometer? Or could it have something to do with placing in the mouth or something? Yesterday morning I took my temp 4 times in a row and got a range from 95.89 up to 97.02.

It is a BBT but I bought it at Wal-Mart. The back says MABIS Healthcare. It is less than three months old. Any thoughts?

My charts are so irregular and so full of holes.
post #579 of 654
I keep my therm on my windows sill, right above my bedside table, out of DD's reach. After I put her to bed, I move it right to the bedside table. Sometimes, I forget, but I don't think it's too much of a big deal to have to reach to the window to grab it, as long as the movement isn't too rushed/panicked where it might raise my temp.

The longer you're awake the higher up your temp will go. It's hard not to keep temping, but try to just take the first one and put the therm down! Also, once it's been in your mouth for that long, the therm itself is going to be warmer from the start. If you need to adjust the temp later on for time, you can, and it's better to do that than keep temping. I think your therm is probably fine, though.
post #580 of 654
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I've been getting ewcf at in the week leading up to af as well. It is nice to know that there are women with reasonably normal cycles that have that. I'm still trying to figure out what is normal for me.

So, I need some tips about thermometers

1)Where do you put your thermometer so that a. you can reach it without getting out of bed and b. your children don't steal it.
Here's my trick -- I put a little velcro on my therm and attach it under my nightstand (under the top shelf) to hide from little fingers. When I first started temping I velcroed it to the "snooze" button of my alarm clock to remind me, it worked really well!
Beth
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