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post #81 of 209
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Mollie - Hm, that's really strange about the spotting. I wish I knew the answer. All the more reason to see a specialist, right? Can I kick your DH in the shins for you? Can you just flat out tell him that it's time to get it on? I give my DH warning a few days ahead of time and then I tell him it's on until I O.

Myorianna - It really does seem like everyone in the world is pregnant or has a newborn. I guess it's probably always like this, but it really does seem worse right now. Oh well.

callieollie - I want to ditto Myorianna about telling your sister. I think as long as you take a sensitive approach to how you tell her, you might be really surprised that she can support you too. One of my good friends went through IF, multiple miscarriages, and she lost a tube. She has a son now, but she has been very supportive of me throughout my journey. Even when I've whined and probably been obnoxious, she's never made me feel like my problems are silly (even though I feel that way sometimes). Everyone has different challenges, you know? You know your sister best, of course, but maybe she would want to talk to you about it.

AFM - Well, ANOTHER friend announced her pregnancy today. Wow... that makes something like a million pregnancies in 5 days.

Today is definitely CD1. I'm not even that upset - just relieved to be done with the 2ww and all the spotting. I can't wait until my appointment on Monday.
post #82 of 209
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Yoga is a pretty self-centered activity, so you should just focus on yourself and not worry about anyone else anyway.

Why, why, why, why, WHY can't I get pregnant? I just don't understand.
very true about yoga as a self-reflective activity.

Callie


i think it's been a while since i updated. i'm on CD 10 now. i was feeling some cramp-like feelings last night and some pangs on my right side so i'm hoping that's my body getting ready to ovulate or ovulating. my chart on fertility friend says i might ovulate week..sexfest is going VERY well over here. wow. hubby is loving this. if we're not conceiving, boy are we having a good time working on it!

this weekend, i actually think we don't have a lot going on. that's new for us! we've been busy the past few weekends. nope. just checked my outlook calendar-nothing going on til monday when we have chiropractor.

working on losing a bit of weight and getting in some workouts/jogs when i can while we TTC. might do some measurements soon to see if i've had any success because as far as weight loss goes, i've only lost about 3-4 pounds in the last month. i'm just not a good dieter! i like my food too much
post #83 of 209
jazzy- now that its cooling off, I was also thinking about jogging, if for no other reason then to clear my head.

tulpen- sorry about cd1

mamalove- I've gotten some toys and things from online places like passion parties, they have this stuff called pure satisfaction that changes everything.

AFM-Well, I'm 12dpo/cd26, got a BFN this morning. Tomorrow is the official 14 days after the hcg shot, so I will test again in the morning. I really got my hopes up because the Femara made everything feel so different. I had constant mild to moderate cramping everyday since ovulation, huge sore boobs and things just feel different. I didn't realize how much & how long the Femara & Hcg injection would effect me. I wish I knew what the problem was, pcos is so broad.

The dr said the eggs were great and the lining was good and thick and even if we didn't get pregnant this month I should actually have a period on my own at 28 days. Which it doesn't look like thats happening either. Sorry to be so grumpy. Just very sad today.
post #84 of 209
Ugh I lost my post!

off the top of my head....

Callie, s s s I know how you feel and I don't think there is anything wrong in feeling that way. Like Mollie said, our little babies will be so loved and wanted and perfect, they're just taking a lot longer than we hoped for.
My parents don't know that we are TC again and having problems. With DS, we didn't tell them about the fertility meds or that I was even pregnant until I was almost 4 months along. I think sometimes its easier to not have to answer questions about it?

sweet tea, don't give up yet, there is still time!!!!

Mollie, what's the deal?! its sexfest time!!!

Im sorry, I know Im missing people

AFM: this is my best chart yet! im 5dpo and CD25

I have a question... I was working out everyday as I need to lose weight. Then I ended up with emergency gallbladder surgery in March, not only did it mess up TTC and our fertility Dr appointment, I also stopped working out. Im slowly starting again, very slowly (15 mins every second day). Do you think that there is any chance that working out now, 5 dpo, that I could lessen our chances on conceiving? im 99% sure my doctor work say that it wouldnt, but I don't see him for a week and a bit. What's your thoughts?

Im off to give my croupy DS a bath.. how long does croup last?! its been a week now...
post #85 of 209
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jazzy- now that its cooling off, I was also thinking about jogging, if for no other reason then to clear my head.

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i actually am having a hard time getting used to jogging in cooler weather. i started in july so it was hot and now i feel like my muscles and joints are chilled running in fall. it's making jogging harder!! eep! however, we (i go to a muay thai class) sprinted up a bridge/hill we have in our town on Tuesday. wow. 10 minutes of sprinting up and jogging down. craaaazy. i'm proud that i did it though.
i let my head get in the way too much when i jog. i need to learn to let it clear my head. i guess if i'm tired enough, there's no room to think...so sometimes it does. on off days, i let it get to me too much though. then EVERYTHING gets to me and it's a downward spiral.
question for all: what are the most noticeable "symptoms" of ovulation?
post #86 of 209
Serena - awesome chart! that this is your BFP month! I would think exercising would be fine.

AFM - nothing new to report. We attempted BDing last night, but DD interrupted us. Ugh, I hate when that happens!! I called my Dr. yesterday, but he's out of the office until Monday. I left a message though.
post #87 of 209
Oh, and now what's up with the nausea??? The past 2 days it's been off & on. There's no way I'm pregnant, so what's the deal?? Ugh, this sucks.
post #88 of 209
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Mollie - Could the nausea be a Clomid side-effect? I hope it ends fast. I hate nausea. And about your DD interrupting last night! Boo! Have you started OPKs yet? How are they looking?

Tjjazzy - It is hard to get used to jogging in colder weather. Not that I've been running recently, but last year I was doing a lot of running in the Fall. I think it takes my body at least 1 mile before I start to warm up, and I'm not sure if my legs ever get completely warm. I learned to take the first mile really slow. Once I felt warm enough to ditch gloves and/or my hat, I was usually able to pick my speed up a bit. Man, I miss running. I really need to get back in the habit.

Serena - I don't think that working out will hurt your chances at all. Maybe if you went and did 2 hours of heavy exercise or something, but slowly increasing your workouts is fine. I need to go check out your chart!

sweet tea - for you! What all were you doing this cycle? Femara and hcg, or did you do an IUI? I'm sorry I can't remember. I hope you get your BFP!

AFM - One of my good friends (who has been through IF) texted me last night to see if I wanted to meet her for dinner, and it was really nice. It's nice to have a friend who can sympathize with me, and who wants to cheer me up. The food was SO good too... I can't wait to have my leftovers for lunch.

We have a busy weekend ahead, with Yo Gabba Gabba live tomorrow, and hopefully a trip to the State Fair on Saturday. I am very excited. And then my RE appt is on Monday! This has to be the most excited I've been about a doctor appointment in years. LOL
post #89 of 209
If it's a side effect, I've never had it before. Possible, I guess. I've started OPK's, still barely visible lines. It's nice to be able to feed my POAS addiction .

Glad you had a nice dinner out last night, with someone who understands. You deserve it .

Your weekend sounds like a lot of fun! It'll keep you busy til Monday!
post #90 of 209
Mollie, it could be the Clomid making you feel gross! The first two rounds of Metformin, I was really feeling it! this round it didn't kick in for a couple weeks. Glad you are enjoying the OPKs

Callie, is Yo Gabba Gabba Live today?! let me know how you like it! I bet you will love it!!!!!! Our FB profile pic is Sebastian wearing his DJ Lance Rock glasses that they gave out at YGGL!
So happy that you had a good day out

AFM: nothing to report. Loving my chart this month!!! but, Im kinda wondering how reliable it really is, I always wake up at night and go back to bed, so im taking my temp after 5 hours of straight sleep... who knows!
Im feeling kinda yucky today had a busy day, met with a friend for brekkie and then a pedicure.. guess it doesn't sound that busy! DH is at work so its me and Mr.Croupy and I feel so tired I even had a venti Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate (my favorite!) and it hasnt perked me up.. I think I need sleep!
post #91 of 209
I'm feeling better today, no more nausea, no more spotting. I'm guessing it was the Clomid. Anyway, DH & I have been having fun .

Serena - your chart looks awesome! I'll keep my for you!!
post #92 of 209
Mollie, yay for sexfest! heeeheee

I had a HUGE temp drop this morning, im 8 dpo... its huge, so huge that I dont think it could be an implantation dip. Before the meds I did have short LP, I think the shortest was 9 days, but it hasnt been like that with the meds, so who knows what's going on?! Ive been in a poopy mood yesterday and today, so im trying not to get too bummed...
post #93 of 209
Oh, sorry about the temp drop Serena . That IS a big one, but you never know, it could be implantation.

It's been awesome here, we've done things we haven't done in years, so yeah, it's been great!
post #94 of 209
Mollie, that's awesome!!! I think this is going to be your month!!!

So.... my temp is up now?! Its a crazy roller coaster! I go in for my bloodwork today to see if the Clomid is working or not, ill find out the results next Monday.
post #95 of 209
Serena - yay for the temp rise! What are they going to check for with the blood test?
post #96 of 209
Hey ladies! I've been MIA lately. Lots going on.

Mollie-Yay for sexfest! Keep it up!

Serena-That's great about the temp rise!

AFM-FF changed my O date, so I'm only 9dpo, which I think is right. Temp is still looking good. Maybe I'll test tomorrow. I was holding a baby on Saturday night for a while, and it just felt so right! I just wanted to snuggle him and love him and not let go. So hope that I'll have one of my own to help again soon!
post #97 of 209
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I'll BBL for personals, just wanted to fill you in on my appt today:

So the appointment with the RE went really well. She is really nice! She has such a great bed-side manner, and that's really what the other RE was missing. She was very sympathetic with me about the spotting and she understood how frustrating it is. I felt like she was actually listening to me and that she cared, you know? She thinks that it's definitely a luteal phase defect, so she's having me take Clomid for days 5-9, then estrogen days 10-14 and then progesterone after O. So basically I get 4 days a month that are unmedicated. Ha! She said she really likes this regimen, as it's what got her pregnant. We'll do this for 2 cycles, and if I'm not pregnant we'll talk about next steps. She said if this doesn't work , we'd likely have to move on to injectibles. Yikes. Oh, and we're also going to go ahead and do a SA, just to make sure that everything's okay there. Since today is day 5, I went straight to the pharmacy and had the prescriptions filled and I just took my first dose of Clomid. It feels so good to feel like I'm actually doing something to help.

In other news, we had a great weekend! We took DS to Yo Gabba Gabba live on Saturday and it was SO much fun. It was totally worth the $ and the drive out there. He loved it, and DH and I had a great time too. Yesterday we took DS to the State Fair and had a ton of fun there too. It was just an amazing weekend. Even though this whole TTC process is taking a long time, I'll admit that I appreciate being able to do these things with DS while he's an only child. I hope we can do things like this with more children too, but it's nice to kind of spoil him and enjoy him while he's the only child we've got, KWIM?
post #98 of 209
Mollie, they are checking my progesterone level.. if its up, it means that I O'd and the Clomid is working The test will also check my hcg levels, but at this stage I don't imagine anything would show up even if I was pregnant.

Emma, we're cycle buddies, im 9dpo today too!

Callie, I am so happy to hear that your appointment went well!!!! Ive never heard of taking estrogen after Clomid, but if it works it works!!! Injectables are our next step too, im hoping we don't need that! I don't think I would deal well with it!

I know what you mean about spending time with the kiddo you have right now I feel like some people (mainly woman I work with) are so focused on that next baby, that the one they already have misses out. We are determined to give Sebastian everything we can right now and actually, today is my first week of my new work schedule (Mondays off!). The cut in pay is worth seeing my little guy and husband together at the same time.

AFM: very happy that my temp is back up! im going to wait on testing for a couple more days, FF has my test date as Thursday.
post #99 of 209
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I'll BBL for personals, just wanted to fill you in on my appt today:

So the appointment with the RE went really well. She is really nice! She has such a great bed-side manner, and that's really what the other RE was missing. She was very sympathetic with me about the spotting and she understood how frustrating it is. I felt like she was actually listening to me and that she cared, you know? She thinks that it's definitely a luteal phase defect, so she's having me take Clomid for days 5-9, then estrogen days 10-14 and then progesterone after O. So basically I get 4 days a month that are unmedicated. Ha! She said she really likes this regimen, as it's what got her pregnant. We'll do this for 2 cycles, and if I'm not pregnant we'll talk about next steps. She said if this doesn't work , we'd likely have to move on to injectibles. Yikes. Oh, and we're also going to go ahead and do a SA, just to make sure that everything's okay there. Since today is day 5, I went straight to the pharmacy and had the prescriptions filled and I just took my first dose of Clomid. It feels so good to feel like I'm actually doing something to help.
Hi Ladies, it's been a while since I've been around. I had to pop in to say, Callie I have done both clomid and injectibles. Clomid worked for me with my first and it was fine. I had to move on to injectibles with my third and it was so much better than the clomid! There was so many less side effects as it gets the meds directly to your ovaries when you need it. Clomid tricks your body into thinking it's going through menopause. So, while I hope the clomid works like a charm, if it doesn't, don't be scared. I was so suprised how easy the injectibles were, and it took two tries for me to get pg. Good luck.

afm, I am 23 weeks and having some complications - but everything will be ok. We found out we are expecting a little girl! I'm pretty excited and so is my dd. I wish there weren't so many familiar names on this thread. I have my fx for you all!
post #100 of 209
Callie, I'm so glad your appointment went well. I had been thinking about you today. It must feel nice knowing that you're taking steps forward. My appointment is tomorrow morning to go over all of my blood work and charts. I'm nervous but so excited to finally (hopefully) get some answers.
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