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No Stressing in October!

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No Stressors / No Obsessors - October 2010!

Welcome This is a place where we come together for strength and sharing wisdom on how to be more stress-free during our trying to conceive journeys. We may still test, just not ridiculously early, if we can help it. You'll find people encouraging you to hold off when you are feeling weak. Share tips and tricks, and words of wisdom on how to enjoy our time making a baby as much as we can!

Anyone is free to join!
Please BOLD new member info, changes in cycle, Big Fat Positives, adding charts etc, and if I miss it, direct message me.


Our Members!

* Attached2Elijah
* annaconda: TTC #1
* babsbob: TTC after m/c
* BabyCakes: Carrie (29), TTC#2, cycle #5
* baylady02: TTC #1, I'm 20, DH is 27. 5th cycle TTC. Never been on BC.
* Black Orchid: me (31) DH (34) TTC#3 Cycle 5
* blackbird2
* Birdie.B: TTC #2
* bootsvalentine: TTC #1. I'm 31, dh is 34, TTC since 7/10
* Copper.Kettle: (30) TTC#2
* CrimsonTideMom
* crunchyruchie
* *Dawn*: TTC#1
* EhveesMom: (31) and dh (32) TTC #2 Cycle #1
* EllyMayMomma
* frugalmum
* gringuitica: (27) TTC #1
* gummibears
* Hesperia: 23, & DH 30. TTC #1, Cycle #12
* iheartmyfamily: TTC #1
* janeyenaj: (29) and DH (32) TTC #1 Cycle #2.
* jtc77: 32 and DH 39 TTC #1
* Kaydove: (26) and DH (40), TTC #1, 4th cycle TTC, 8th cycle off of the Mirena IUD
* LivingSky: TTC #1, cycle #6
* Mommy*Wishes
* MoOnFiReGlOw: 27, dh 33. TTC 1 year, suspected MFI
* Mother Cake: TTC #1, cycle #1
* mrsberman: (26) ttc#2, DD 12 months
* MrsHin2002
* Musicoholic: (33) TTC #2 - finally brave enough to try for a sibling for our almost 6 y.o.
* naturechicplus1: TTC #2
* Paigekitten: DH (24) and I (23) are kinda trying for a third.
* painefaria
* Rubygirl36: TTC #1
* samy23
* sarahkristin
* Silverbird: TTC #1
* Sweet.Bee: TTC#2
* SWhite: We are TTC #1 Cycle #1
* swimming-duck
* Taxlady:TTC #1
* TickleToes (34): TTC #1, Cycle #3
* tjjazzy: TTC #3
* TTC3years



Waiting to Try Again
(ie health, distance between partners, taking a break etc)

* MrsD08: Samantha 24, DH 31, TTC Baby D #1 since September 2009 w/ male factor infertility.
* Waiting4SJ: TTC #1


CONGRATULATIONS!
Graduates of the No Stressors/No Obsessors tribe!


~October 2010 BFPs~
*BarefootinBrooklyn
*Wake_Up
*Mama Metis

~September 2010 BFPs~
* slb1107
* elonwy
* ryleeee
* BarefootScientist
* heathenmom
* anightingale
* Smokering

~August 2010 BFPs~
* Steph152
* Blanca78
* karmab

~July 2010 BFPs~
* Banana731
* Neuromancer

~June 2010 BFPs~
* Lydiah
* finnegansmom
* echospiritwarrior

~May 2010 BFPs~
* Pirogi: & DH 30-something. DD(2) DUE last week of January
* Nintendork: Kristin & DH, both 28 . DUE first week of February!


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Weekend Check-In
Name:
Date:
Where are you in your cycle:
Symptoms if they apply:
When are you thinking of testing:
Thoughts:
Appointments:
Any new regimes, ie herbs, medications, mantras etc:
Do you have any stress triggers:
What is working to help you be stress-free this cycle:
Partners feelings if applicable:
Plans for this weekend:



Past positive words from our members:
"My body knows how to conceive" from Lyndzies, expecting her first October!
post #2 of 120
Thread Starter 
Hi Ladies!

I'm new, but I lurk.. I offered to take the thread from BarefootScientist, since she is pregnant! I hope she has a happy and healthy 9 months.. I know that many of us sincerely appreciated her knowledge and the fun experiments she shared with us.

So, since I am new.. I'll start with the WEEKEND ROLL CAAAALLLL!

Weekend Check-In
Name: Taxlady
Date:10/2/10
Where are you in your cycle: CD 10
Symptoms if they apply: None, but I am feeling super well right now.
When are you thinking of testing: Feels like forever and a day away, but I'm not stressin!
Thoughts: I've been really careful about taking good care of myself. I have Crohn's Disease, but it's not messing with me right now.
Appointments: On Tuesday I will see a lady who helps me with Bioreprogramming (working on changing my mind about the health of my body).
Any new regimes, ie herbs, medications, mantras etc: I am drinking cranberry juice this cycle. I really do like the bitter taste and I think my body thinks it is wine.
Do you have any stress triggers: just work and BFN's.
What is working to help you be stress-free this cycle: Feeling healthy makes me feel so less stressed.
Partners feelings if applicable: He's psyched and supportive.
Plans for this weekend: I'm working now, but then I have some fun things to do later.
post #3 of 120
I'm new

I can't believe I'm TTC, yay! DH and I have a son, J, who is 2y10m. This will be our first month not avoiding pregnancy, like, EVER. I'd actually love to get pregnant in Nov more than Oct, but we're ready, and I just didn't have it in me to avoid for 1 more cycle, kwim? And, I'm 30 and a little worried it's going to take some time. Anyway, I'm so excited to be here

Weekend Check-In
Name: Copper
Date: 10.2
Where are you in your cycle: finishing up CD 6
Symptoms if they apply: na
When are you thinking of testing: AF is due around the 26th, depending on when I O, so not until then.
Thoughts: I am so thrilled and nervous and giddy that the time is finally here!
Appointments: nope
Any new regimes, ie herbs, medications, mantras etc: nope
Do you have any stress triggers: Not really. Every few days I get all freaked out, but I think that's pretty normal.
What is working to help you be stress-free this cycle: I don't know yet! Haha! Just really trying to have fun and enjoy the anticipation
Partners feelings if applicable: He is excited too, but also nervous. Whenever we talk about it, which is fairly often, we look at each other in disbelief, like, holy cow! are we really going to DO this?! But with big smiles on our faces!
Plans for this weekend: Working, boo. I'm a nurse. Next weekend is my weekend off, which will be very good timing
post #4 of 120
Thread Starter 
Hi Copper and WELCOME! I'll add you to our list straight away. Good luck on your new journey - it's a very exciting time!

I'll put Copper.Kettle.. (30) TTC #2 (Let me know if you want me to add or change anything).
post #5 of 120
Wow, you're fast! No changes, that sounds great. Thanks for the warm welcome
post #6 of 120
Ok, here's to another stress-free as can be cycle!

Weekend Check-In


Name: Carrie

Date: 10/3

Where are you in your cycle: CD16 -- and still waiting to O?

Symptoms if they apply: Lots of O pain, a pos opk yesterday

When are you thinking of testing: 14 dpo

Thoughts: Right now, honestly, I'm frustrated. I'm trying not to obsess over why my O is later than normal. I'm trying to believe that even if we don't have the time/energy to DTD one more time, chances are good and we'll still get pregnant. But right now I'm just frustrated. Why!?!

Appointments: None

Any new regimes, ie herbs, medications, mantras etc: Nothing new, but still doing EPO, Maca, and Fertility Oil.

Do you have any stress triggers: Not O'ing? Ha. And DD. She's spirited and learning to sleep in her own bed.

What is working to help you be stress-free this cycle: Trying to let go of control (b/c I really have none) and just taking this journey for what it is.

Partners feelings if applicable: He's in this boat w/me. Ready to conceive already, but ok if it takes awhile. I'm not as patient, lol.

Plans for this weekend: DD's 2nd bday, so yesterday was all about her!! We had an awesome day. I can't believe she is 2. Today will be all about cleaning, relaxing, playing, and just hoping, I guess.

Trying to be STRESS FREE!
post #7 of 120
Thanks for doing the thread, Taxlady

Can you please change my info to cycle #3 and add my chart? Thanks!


Weekend Check-In
Name:
TickleToes

Date: Oct 3

Where are you in your cycle: CD 1

Symptoms if they apply: Stupid cramps!

When are you thinking of testing: Nov 3rd... if AF realized she's not invited anymore

Thoughts: I'm tired, I'm grouchy, I'm uncomfortably cramping. I'm also glad that its the weekend so I can be a slug today. I'm disappointed that I won't have a perfectly timed pregnancy to fit in with my teaching schedule. At the same time, I'll find a way to work it out whenever my BFP happens.

Appointments: None

Any new regimes, ie herbs, medications, mantras etc: I'm going to try to chart my CM this time around... although I have to say that the process still boggles me a bit and I'm unsure about how accurate I can be.

Do you have any stress triggers: Work and school. I'm so far behind in my paperwork... assessments of the children are coming up. Half of my class has some sort of special need and I've had no time to record any observations of their development because I'm spending all of my time redirecting and supporting them.

What is working to help you be stress-free this cycle:Today, my hubby is making me a really good breakfast.... its the little things.

Partners feelings if applicable:He's really disappointed. He's also trying not to push that onto me because he doesn't want to get me down.

Plans for this weekend: So far, the weekend has been spent in wedding activities for a friend. Now that its all over, I'm spending today relaxing and picking at my paperwork and homework.
post #8 of 120
Thread Starter 
There you go Ms. Tickletoes - updates granted! Sorry about the witch and stupid cramps! Maybe a nice breakfast followed by lazy day looking at paperwork (from across the room) is just what you need. I know it's easy to feel disappointed and like BabyCakes, frustrated - but we've just got to keep trying. Be gentle to yourselves.

Happy Birthday to BabyCake's baby!

AFM - I'm going to breakfast with my MIL & FIL.. ohhhh... I can't think of anything else I would rather do (or actually I can think of a million things) So looking forward to the question - ANY NEWS?? I should whip out my charts and ask for their opinion...
post #9 of 120
Weekend Check-In
Name: Teresa
Date: October 3
Where are you in your cycle:CD24
Symptoms if they apply: sore nipples here and there/fatigue
When are you thinking of testing: if AF doesn't show up on Wed. or Thurs.
Thoughts: it's getting difficult to feel out of control of my body. i see myself trying to control everything else in my life (the house etc) and it's not working.
Appointments: cavity filling on Wed. totally stressing me out. i hate (fear) the dentist.
Any new regimes, ie herbs, medications, mantras etc:
Do you have any stress triggers: see above
What is working to help you be stress-free this cycle: i guess being too tired to think about it (sick son) and too much to do!
Partners feelings if applicable: he seems to be rolling along fine but he's anxious to know too
Plans for this weekend:
it's been low-key. we hit the local fall fair today; it was cold and miserable. i should've stayed home with ds2! i feel bad for taking him out in this awful cold weather.
post #10 of 120
ooh, can i be added, please?

Weekend Check-In
Name: alison
Date: 10/3/10
Where are you in your cycle: 3dpo
Symptoms if they apply: well, i actually enjoyed a ham sandwich tonight. does that count?
When are you thinking of testing: the 16th, if my period hasn't shown up yet.
Thoughts:
Appointments:
Any new regimes, ie herbs, medications, mantras etc: i try to drink 2 cups of raspberry leaf/peppermint tea. try.
Do you have any stress triggers: coming down from a stressful week with the known donor.
What is working to help you be stress-free this cycle: staying positive and taoist. closing my eyes and taking one deep breath when something is frustrating.
Partners feelings if applicable: nervous as all get-out, but also staying positive.
Plans for this weekend: it's over.
post #11 of 120
Babycakes: Late O is annoying no matter what. I was TTA, since forever, and a late O drove me nuts! I think it might drive me nuts now that I am TTC, maybe even more so. Hope you get a temp spike soon!

Tickle: Boo AF. Better luck this cycle!

Tjjazy: Hope you can sit in the dentist chair on Wed and focus on the happiness of your BFP

Ruby: Yay for the 2ww! Do you not usually like ham sandwiches? I wish that were a pg sign for me, haha, I'd be pg right now!

AFM, CD7 and pretty boring. It feels weird to say we're TTC when I'm not even fertile for another week, lol.
post #12 of 120
copper ~ i hate ham, especially the deli kind. i probably just enjoyed it because i was too hungry. it's too early for me to have any symptoms. with a chemical pregnancy a while back, the first sign was wanting to take a tylenol b/c of my breasts hurting so much. **crosses fingers**
post #13 of 120
Hey guys! Back after almost 2 weeks away. Can you please change my info to cycle #6?

Weekend Check-In
Name:
LivingSky/Allison
Date: October 4
Where are you in your cycle: CD18/4DPO
Symptoms if they apply: I was very crampy for the first 3 days after O, which is pretty unusual for me. Other than that, nothing unusual.
When are you thinking of testing: 15 DPO is my plan, which would be Friday the 15th. We'll see if I last that long
Thoughts: Mostly just chillin out
Appointments: None
Any new regimes, ie herbs, medications, mantras etc: I took Soy Isos this month as well as adding EPO up until O, and a B Complex.
Do you have any stress triggers: Thinking about TTC and MDC
What is working to help you be stress-free this cycle: DH and I have been running around like chickens with our heads cutoff for the last two weeks. We had our big yearly horse inspection about 7 hours away from home, then we flew to Vancouver, BC and had a whirlwind tour there. Being crazy busy sure helps keep stress about TTC away!
Partners feelings if applicable: He is psyched still and as impatient as I am I think!
Plans for this weekend: It's over now! But this week is RELAX time!
post #14 of 120
Thread Starter 
EEEAK! RUBYGIRL.. I didn't see your post - I'm adding you right now.. sorry.
post #15 of 120
AF showed up this morning so back to CD1 for me and a 25 day cycle? i thought it would come tomorrow or thursday so it's on schedule anyway.
kinda depressed. at least sexfest 2010 begins again, right? going to try to focus on weight loss this month...and TTC, obviously.
post #16 of 120

Weekend (Tuesday) Check-In

Hey, I'm back. Sadly, not pregnant, though. Cycle #6, here we come.

Name: Sweet.Bee
Date: 5 October 2010
Where are you in your cycle: CD4
Symptoms if they apply: Not pregnant.
When are you thinking of testing: Ordering OPKs tonight. I think we'll do sperm meets egg this cycle.
Thoughts: Hopefully, I will ovulate before my husband flies away on business.
Appointments: Saw my doctor today, and no help there. They won't even take you seriously until 1 year of TTC.
Any new regimes, ie herbs, medications, mantras etc: Fertility yoga.
Do you have any stress triggers: Not being pregnant yet again. I'm going to work on that one this cycle.
What is working to help you be stress-free this cycle: Trying to distract myself by keeping constantly busy.
Partners feelings if applicable: Sad, but not as bummed as I am.
Plans for this weekend: We chilled out at home with our toddler this weekend.

P.S. I usually am more upbeat as my cycle progresses.
post #17 of 120
May I join?

Name: Metis
Date: Oct 5
Where are you in your cycle: *sigh* not sure really. AF has been a no-show for the last 3 weeks, but I've had a couple of BFNs.
When are you thinking of testing: Assuming the possibility that I'll just skip this cycle's period entirely, my next period would be due on the 8th. I think I'll test then.
Thoughts: October is our first month TTC! I'm really excited.
Appointments: A physical with PCP coming up soon.
Any new regimes, ie herbs, medications, mantras etc: I've started on a prenatal vitamin, prenatal DHA, Vits D3 and C, and a probiotic. I'd like to talk to you ladies more about what you're doing/taking.
Do you have any stress triggers: Too much going on at work is my main stress issue.
What is working to help you be stress-free this cycle: I'm working on making sure I get a full night's sleep every night.
Partners feelings if applicable: He insists he's ready but nervous. I get the feeling that he won't mind if TTC takes a while.
Plans for this weekend:
I'm late to the thread - weekend's over!

ETA: I'm Metis (28) TTC#1, cycle #1
post #18 of 120
Thread Starter 
Hi Mama Metis Welcome..

I am happy to add you to our group.. would you like me to write a little something about you after your name? Just let me know.
post #19 of 120
Thanks!!!

Sure, how about "Trying for #1, Cycle #1" I'm going to start charting again when AF shows up, so I'll add a link to that eventually!
post #20 of 120
Quote:
Originally Posted by Taxlady View Post
EEEAK! RUBYGIRL.. I didn't see your post - I'm adding you right now.. sorry.
it's all good!
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