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The August 'Whatever' Thread

post #1 of 491
Thread Starter 
Is it okay if I start the new thread? I'm new to this! We have a DS who is 8.5, a DD who is 14 months, are getting married in two weeks, and we are whatever-ing. We don't have a verbal agreement about it, but that's how it's been working out

We use FAM right now, but I think DP wants another baby more than he admits - he's not too into using bc, ever

I'd love to have another baby sometime soon - getting pregnant sometime this late fall or winter would be great!

So, I hope I can join in the conversation!
post #2 of 491
Oops! Almost ended up with two threads. Can you just add in the Stats from last month?

July Whatever Stats:
Posters: 24
Regular Posters (more than 1 post/not already pregnant): 16

July Graduates: Neuromancer

June Graduates:
lyterae
jozmom
kcroto42
post #3 of 491
Que Sera, Sera,
Whatever will be, will be
The future's not ours, to see
Que Sera, Sera
What will be, will be.


The song came on while I was at work today, and all I could think was how -perfect- it was. Here's to August ladies!
post #4 of 491
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Originally Posted by jeninejessica View Post
Que Sera, Sera,
Whatever will be, will be
The future's not ours, to see
Que Sera, Sera
What will be, will be.


The song came on while I was at work today, and all I could think was how -perfect- it was. Here's to August ladies!
That's great - I'll have to tell DP that one

Thanks for letting me post the thread - and for adding the stats from last month (I didn't know I was supposed to do that). I hope I didn't step on your toes - it didn't occur to me there might be a procedure to these things

BTW - I'm in my 20's also, and have adrenal fatigue I've been drinking gota kola/chrysanthemum/licorice tea, and it's helped a lot!
post #5 of 491
No, no problem. As long as it gets started, that's all that matters.

I'll have to look into the tea. I took ginseng for a bit and I felt like it might have been helping, but then I got really really sick randomly, and even though I know in my head it's not related, I can't bring myself to take them anymore.
post #6 of 491
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Originally Posted by jeninejessica View Post
No, no problem. As long as it gets started, that's all that matters.

I'll have to look into the tea. I took ginseng for a bit and I felt like it might have been helping, but then I got really really sick randomly, and even though I know in my head it's not related, I can't bring myself to take them anymore.
The tea has made such a huge difference. I also went off grain (as a personal choice) and corn products. I have beef with Monsanto. Anyway, both of those choices have helped tons too!

I have tons more energy and that's saying a lot, as my 14 month old DD still BF's 8-12 times a day.
post #7 of 491
Subbing.

Babycakes ~ Creacmy CF is fertile. EWCF is very fertile. There is something called leukhorrea (never sure if that's spelled correctly) that can resemble ewcf and can occur right after . It's perfectly normal and not fertile.

Ovusoft gave me crosshairs today for cd18.

My Ovusoft Chart

FF gives me dashed crosshairs for cd16.

My FF chart

So I could be either 8, 5 or only 3dpo.
post #8 of 491
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Originally Posted by MarineWife View Post
Subbing.

Babycakes ~ Creacmy CF is fertile. EWCF is very fertile. There is something called leukhorrea (never sure if that's spelled correctly) that can resemble ewcf and can occur right after . It's perfectly normal and not fertile.

Ovusoft gave me crosshairs today for cd18.

My Ovusoft Chart

FF gives me dashed crosshairs for cd16.

My FF chart
Ah, that's interesting and good to know. And yeah, I know creamy is potentially fertile, too, I just usually get that buffer so it was unusual. Maybe it was just this mystical leukorrhea.

Both of your CH's are pretty exciting...
post #9 of 491
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So I could be either 8, 5 or only 3dpo.
And you're not testing yet? Oh, I forgot, this is the thread where I'm supposed to discourage you from testing.

Thanks for the new thread! My first official month of not avoiding getting pregnant! Ever! I'm really in the whatever spirit right now - just whatever happens, I am ok with it!

We'll see how I feel when I start getting to the part of my cycle where it matters....
post #10 of 491
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And you're not testing yet? Oh, I forgot, this is the thread where I'm supposed to discourage you from testing.
You obviously didn't look too closely at my Ovusoft chart. I've been poas since cd18 because I thought I was 5dpo. Like I explained before (I think), I know I won't get a bfp that early but it gets the urge to poas out and gives me definite bfns to compare with other tests later. I buy IC hpts in bulk so each one is less than $1 so I don't feel guilty about wasting money on them.

Fun time for you!
post #11 of 491
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Originally Posted by Baby_Cakes View Post
Both of your CH's are pretty exciting...
Forgot to respond to this. Yes, luckily no matter which one of the possible 3 days I Oed, I'm covered. IMO, BD timing is actually better if I Oed later because I got it in the few days before O rather than just on O day.
post #12 of 491
MW AND BFS- HAHA I was going to egg her on (MW) to test too. LOL But I see there is no egging on necessary.

Hi everyone and happy AUGUST!

The bday party was quite fun yesterday. We all had a blast and eventhough it was small, i liked it that way!

My thermometer is doing something weird. Its not going above like 97.5. It takes forever to get into the 97's. It reads in the 97's at 10 pm if I try it, last night DF was 97.33 at 8 pm. So yeah I think I might have oed but the therm is being weird. I am always in the 97.4 range pre O, at 5 am. Yesterday it read 97.1. I took it again right after just to see and it said 96.99. This morning at nearly nine AM (I didn't get to temp this am) it was 97.47. So something seems off to me.

I took a pg test just to make sure and obviously it was BFN.

So off to walmart to get a new therm. This is soooo frustrating because now I have to wait till af shows and then start all over. UGH

I guess it could be A. I am not ovulating because of Depo. or B. the therm is broken. Either way I am pretty done with temping this cycle. We bded a lot this cycle and we will continue to do that with no more than 2 day spaces in between. Once AF shows I will start temping around cd 5 or 7 most likely.

I did get 2 pack of those pregnancy tests, lol. So in case peeing is necessary, I know just where to aim it.
post #13 of 491
MW- I meant to say, I think the FF chart crosshairs look accurate. but I could be totally wrong.
post #14 of 491
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Originally Posted by MarineWife View Post
You obviously didn't look too closely at my Ovusoft chart. I've been poas since cd18 because I thought I was 5dpo. Like I explained before (I think), I know I won't get a bfp that early but it gets the urge to poas out and gives me definite bfns to compare with other tests later. I buy IC hpts in bulk so each one is less than $1 so I don't feel guilty about wasting money on them.

Fun time for you!
LOL no, I only looked at your FF chart. I was thinking you should be testing by now, because I know of your obsession.
post #15 of 491
T ~ I'm glad the party was fun. I prefer small parties. I always wonder why people have huge parties for their young children. I wait until my kids start asking before I get extravagant about it. Sounds like a low battery on the thermometer.

Ok, you guys are not helping me at all! I already had 20 hpts but I ordered 10 more just in case I didn't O until cd18. I hate worrying about running out. To be honest, I am just not feeling it this cycle. I know that probably doesn't mean that much to you guys but I've always been very confident in the past that I was pg and I was never wrong. I had awful cramps last night. They woke me at around 2 am and I had to take some ibuprofen to get back to sleep. Yesterday and today I've had this overall sad feeling like I'm constantly on the verge of tears. I hate lp hormones. I think I tell you guys that every cycle (if you used to be on the CTA thread).
post #16 of 491
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Originally Posted by MarineWife View Post
T ~ I'm glad the party was fun. I prefer small parties. I always wonder why people have huge parties for their young children. I wait until my kids start asking before I get extravagant about it. Sounds like a low battery on the thermometer.

Ok, you guys are not helping me at all! I already had 20 hpts but I ordered 10 more just in case I didn't O until cd18. I hate worrying about running out. To be honest, I am just not feeling it this cycle. I know that probably doesn't mean that much to you guys but I've always been very confident in the past that I was pg and I was never wrong. I had awful cramps last night. They woke me at around 2 am and I had to take some ibuprofen to get back to sleep. Yesterday and today I've had this overall sad feeling like I'm constantly on the verge of tears. I hate lp hormones. I think I tell you guys that every cycle (if you used to be on the CTA thread).
MW - that's how I felt last cycle, like I just had a feeling that I wasn't going to be pg. I didn't trust it b/c the cycle before that I was convinced I was pg, and ended up not. I've learned that I just can't trust that gut feeling, lol.

What do you think of ICs? For some reason, even though i know they are uber sensitive, I don't trust them. I feel like FRERs are more "reliable" for early testing...what do you experts think??

I don't think I'm going to order any more of those. I think I'll just quit it w/the early testing and wait til 10 or 11 dpo to start w/FRERS. Oh, and I bought a 2 pack of CBE digis to use in case of a super faint 2nd line, lol.
post #17 of 491
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Originally Posted by Baby_Cakes View Post
What do you think of ICs? For some reason, even though i know they are uber sensitive, I don't trust them. I feel like FRERs are more "reliable" for early testing...what do you experts think??
I don't trust FRERs. I've never liked them. I think back in the day when I first started TTC FRER was notorious for false + or evap lines. If I were going to use a more expensive hpt, it would be Answer Early. I trust those much more. Funny thing is they are made by the same company. I don't know why FRER is so much more expensive. I get bfps earlier with ICs and $ Store hpts than either Answer Early or FRER and get bfps earlier with Answer Early than FRER. I've never had a problem with the ICs or the $ Store tests like false + or evap lines but that may be because I knew all about that sort of thing long before I started using them.

I don't believe in false +. I think when someone says they got a false + it was more likely an evap or a chem pg. Maybe it's just the way the phrase is used and people actually mean an evap when they say false +. I don't know but it drives me crazy. Say exactly what you mean, please.
post #18 of 491
OMG I know what you mean. No such thing really as a false positive -- it's a chemical or something, or an evap that you didn't read right. LOL we're so horrible.

I've been seeing a lot of ppl in TTC talking about these Answer tests. I still have 6 or 7 ICs left from my lot of 20. That's good to know that you did get bfps on them early. I just keep seeing pics where ppl test from 8 or 9 dpo on, and even the 14 and 15 dpo ICs aren't that dark of a bfp. Makes me think they're not that great of a test.
post #19 of 491
Well, the darkness of the line doesn't really mean anything. A line is a line. The last time I used FRER (May 2009) the line was very faint while the lines on my ICs and $ Store tests were darker. Same with the Answer Early. I remember questioning if they'd decided to get stingy with the dye. I've got a photobucket album of them if you want to see. The lines on all the tests are really hard to see but there's a digital test that is + to prove I'm not completely insane.
post #20 of 491
I def think the batteries were going. I couldn't find the right ones so I got a new thermometer all together. I am going to use it tomorrow, but really I know it won't be accurate in relation to the temps with the old thermometer. At least if its high I will know I did O at some point.
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