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post #81 of 199
Last night's planned BD didn't happen, Spicy couldn't make it. Tonight should still be on though, and it looks like today is/will be, ovulation day.
post #82 of 199
Dear, all (for those of you who still remember me ):

I'm back from my cycle away from the forums. Chilling out didn't seem to help, as I didn't ovulate any earlier (CD24), and am still not pregnant, so here I am again on CD4.

We'll hit the 6 month mark in a few days, so I went to the doctor this afternoon, where I was treated to the lovely "relax and don't stress" talk. They won't do anything (or even test me) until one year, sadly. Even at that point, the doctor was rather vague about what they will do.

So, I am trying not to stress out (or feel too bitter over all the pregnant women running around all around me) with the help of a little fertility yoga and a lot of distractions. My husband is flying away on business in a few weeks, and I just hope I ovulate before then.

Lots of love and fertile vibes to all,
Sweet.Bee
post #83 of 199
Welcome back Sweet.Bee.

Your Location sounds like a fun place to be! (see my signature)
post #84 of 199
Sorry Sourire and Gator-mom. I'm still rooting for all you ladies! Good luck!
post #85 of 199
Sweet.Bee, that sounds very frustrating about the testing. I hope you get to O before he leaves. My hubby travels a lot for work and boy does it make things more complicated!
post #86 of 199
Welcome back, Sweet Bee!
post #87 of 199
Hi everyone...back after a hiatus while DH was traveling. I decided I couldnt obsess while he was gone since it was very possible that we would be out this cycle. If you remember, we were crossing our fingers that I didn't O until he got home. So...

Sunday 6pm: almost positive opk (hard to tell - new brand and only my 2nd cycle using), some ewcm

Monday 7am: positive opk, definitely ewcm

Monday 6pm: almost positive opk

Tuesday 1:00 am: DH home, BD

Tuesday am: small temp shift...not as high as typical post-o, and DH back in bed could have contributed. ETA: the fact that I bd'd less than 4 hours prior to temp may have affected?

Thoughts? Clearly Im hopeful that I can get one more BD in, and that I dont really O until today...but am trying to be realistic.
post #88 of 199
Sourire and I am at cd 1 today. I really enjoyed having so many cycle buddies though! NEXT month we beat the odds and all get bfps!

Gator-mom Sorry she found you but sounds like the timing this cycle is better, so fingers crossed for you!!!

Hykue how is it going, any new symptoms?
post #89 of 199
Motray36 - Doesn't a positive OPK mean you will ovulate in 24-48 hours? I think it is likely that BDing was at the perfect time, are you still having fertile CM? Keeping my fingers crossed for you.

sweet.bee - welcome back, but sorry your no stressing cycle wasn't the one. It is very frustrating that your doc wont help you. Can you see someone else? Some doctors will ok testing if you have been charting for 6 months.

sourire and Gator-mom - So sorry AF found you, I was really hopeful for you both.

AFM - well, I am glad that I seem to be having more EWCM than last cycle, but this fertile window is getting long and I am not sure DH and I can BD any more! I thought I would be all dried up by now, but it appears not... We will try to get another BD in tonight, but not sure how it will go. We wont be trying so hard the next two cycles because July and August would be really hard months to have a baby next year, we wont prevent, but no marathon like this cycle. So for that reason I am willing to risk the extra BDing because i know we wont be burning ourselves out the next couple cycles.
post #90 of 199
Thread Starter 
I think I O'd last night. I had the worst O pains of my life, and my nipples are so senstive. I have to wear a tight bra because my shirt feels like sandpaper. I think I got that strong O I have been hoping for. So NOW I am 1 DPO. I hate wearing bras when I am at home.

Sorry AF found you Sourire and Gatormom.
post #91 of 199
So my neighbor gave me a crap load of ic OPKs from when she was trying. I am CD14 now, took one and it is negative (although I have a hard time holding my urine and not drinking water for any extended period of time). I am really hoping I have already Oed or maybe Oing right now, but I was thinking that I would just take an OPK for the next two or three afternoons and make sure I don't get a surge since I am still having fertile CM. Does that sound silly or like a good plan? If DH and I get another BD in that would be great, but I don't want to force it unless there it a reason.
post #92 of 199
sarah - Are you temping? I'm sorry if you've already answered this, but if you have EWCM still I'd assume you likely haven't O'd yet. So if you can keep it up, I'd keep BDing. Also, I have had lengthy times of fertile CM in my charts that is common while breastfeeding - which is the case with me. I don't know if you're breastfeeding, so that may not be a factor in your case. I'd definitely keep using the OPKs as long as you have fertile cm. Just my thoughts!
post #93 of 199
FF gave me cross-hairs but I never had a completely high, soft open cervix and my cm hasn't completely dried up either. I think my temps are just a bit higher (I havn't gotten my PPAF yet so dunno)???
post #94 of 199
AFM: So I think I have O'd based on my cm (dried up) and my slight temp rise. My temp rise isn't as much as I've seen in the past, which is throwing me off. BUT it's been a long time since I've temped. My current fertility specialist has me doing a method with no temping. That method is based on cm alone. According to my charting for that, my peak day would be cd 12 because that's my last day with cm. BUT, according to my temp I likely O'd cd 13 or 14. I've checked my cervical position the past two days and it's low. So given all that I'm pretty sure that I O'd. I'm supposed to start my progesterone on peak + 3 in terms of cm. That would be tonight. But if I didn't really O until cd13 or 14 as I suspect I'll be starting my progesterone a day or two early and could be artifically raising my temp, thus causing FF to confirm O even if it didn't really happen. If for some reason I didn't really O and I take my progesterone, that could obviously be a bad thing because progesterone before O could suppress O. Bah - I'm so confused. This is my first cycle where I've decided to start temping again and it's the first cycle that I've had cm so early and dried up so early. So of course I'm just very confused that my body is doing something different this cycle! I think I should probably go ahead and take my progesterone tonight. What do you think? Oh...and here's the link to my FF chart again.

http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/244ba2

My method that I'm using with my nurse practitioner (Creighton method) doesn't have an online program or I'd link that too. That's all on paper - bleh.
post #95 of 199
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Originally Posted by swimming-duck View Post
AFM: So I think I have O'd based on my cm (dried up) and my slight temp rise. My temp rise isn't as much as I've seen in the past, which is throwing me off. BUT it's been a long time since I've temped. My current fertility specialist has me doing a method with no temping. That method is based on cm alone. According to my charting for that, my peak day would be cd 12 because that's my last day with cm. BUT, according to my temp I likely O'd cd 13 or 14. I've checked my cervical position the past two days and it's low. So given all that I'm pretty sure that I O'd. I'm supposed to start my progesterone on peak + 3 in terms of cm. That would be tonight. But if I didn't really O until cd13 or 14 as I suspect I'll be starting my progesterone a day or two early and could be artifically raising my temp, thus causing FF to confirm O even if it didn't really happen. If for some reason I didn't really O and I take my progesterone, that could obviously be a bad thing because progesterone before O could suppress O. Bah - I'm so confused. This is my first cycle where I've decided to start temping again and it's the first cycle that I've had cm so early and dried up so early. So of course I'm just very confused that my body is doing something different this cycle! I think I should probably go ahead and take my progesterone tonight. What do you think? Oh...and here's the link to my FF chart again.

http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/244ba2

My method that I'm using with my nurse practitioner (Creighton method) doesn't have an online program or I'd link that too. That's all on paper - bleh.
Maybe you just O'd really late on the 13th so that your morning temp didn't really reflect it quite yet? Cuz based on CM it would look like cd13, but temps would cd 14. i have heard that temps trump CM so technically you should go with cd 14? See what FF gives you in a couple days?
post #96 of 199
Sweet.Bee... Welcome back, I wish it were under better circumstances. So, if your cycles are normally 36 days or more, you've only had 4-5 cycles in the last 6 months? Have you tried things like Vitex, Soy Isoflavones, Maca or a B Complex? If not, you may want to try one, just one at first... Maybe research and see which one seems the best fit for you?

Motray36... I say BD again tonight and see what tomorrows temp brings you. I think the timing is great!!!

Sarah2881 & KaliShanti... If you still have fertile CM, I recommend you keep BDing.

Everybody have a Reproductive Evening!
post #97 of 199
Gator-mom, sourire, jojobean - too bad about AF. At least you can have some wine, right?

AFM: I think I might be AFing with you in a day or so. No spotting, but my CM has the sharp smell/taste I associate with AF, and I've been getting nothing but BFNs. I know I said I wasn't going to test but really I just meant I wasn't going to tell anyone. Yeah.

If I'm really out, I don't understand what all these symptoms I had were. I know sore boobs can happen without pregnancy, but what about the two solid days of cramps around 9 dpo? I definitely didn't imagine that. This is my first cycle with the natural flux of hormones, so maybe some of these things I'm just not used to since I didn't have them on BC.

Anyway, it's only my first month TTC so I won't be devastated if I don't get it. At least I'm getting better at charting! My chart this month was a hot mess.
post #98 of 199
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I know I said I wasn't going to test but really I just meant I wasn't going to tell anyone.
You are singing my song . Fingers crossed for you!

Stevi - no harm is trying, right? We'll see what happens tomorrow. Looks like we may be cycle buddies this go around!

swimming-duck - it is a small temp rise...when I conceived DS, I had a small jump followed by a big jump...if I was looking back at that chart without BD info, I definitely would have thought I O'd later (but couldnt have gotten pg then cause no bd-ing). Don't know enough about progesterone to weigh in on that. But a small rise can still be a rise.

KaliShanti - is your cervix typically a good indicator for you? Mine was high and soft last cycle, but has been totally inconsistant this cycle. I think it's the least reliable data.

sarah2881 - I read somewhere it was 12-36 hours...would love to be wrong on that though!!! CM is tough to read - seems like its getting less EW and more watery, but it could be a mix of CM and semen. Going to bd again and hope for the best - thanks for crossing for me!!
post #99 of 199
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Originally Posted by swimming-duck View Post
sarah - Are you temping? I'm sorry if you've already answered this, but if you have EWCM still I'd assume you likely haven't O'd yet. So if you can keep it up, I'd keep BDing. Also, I have had lengthy times of fertile CM in my charts that is common while breastfeeding - which is the case with me. I don't know if you're breastfeeding, so that may not be a factor in your case. I'd definitely keep using the OPKs as long as you have fertile cm. Just my thoughts!
I am using creighton also. I have about 20 months worth, the first 5 I was not cycling though. My cycles have been so easy to read though... until this cycle. I do have ALL THE TIME cm, but my fertile phase is very easy to pin point and I usually O the day after or day of dry up. My past cycles I have had five or so days of fertile CM and this cycle I am going on a week, plus BDing during the fertile phase is making it harder to read I think. Plus, I have had one full cycle since weaning DD2, then a PG cycle with an early m/c and now this is my first cycle post AF following the m/c... so yeah, I know my hormones are messed up!! We have gotten lots of BDing in while fertile CM was present, so i guess there is not much more I can do. I think I will keep doing the OPKs for a couple more days just to be sure... I have not confirmed peak day yet, each of the last three morning I thought for sure it would be peak day and it just keeps going. Not the worst problem in the world, other than I don't know if I can BD anymore!!!
post #100 of 199
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Originally Posted by yellowdart
I know I said I wasn't going to test but really I just meant I wasn't going to tell anyone. Yeah.



Quote:
Originally Posted by yellowdart
If I'm really out, I don't understand what all these symptoms I had were. I know sore boobs can happen without pregnancy, but what about the two solid days of cramps around 9 dpo? I definitely didn't imagine that. This is my first cycle with the natural flux of hormones, so maybe some of these things I'm just not used to since I didn't have them on BC.
I know what you mean. I still don't understand what all my crazy symptoms were! I have been charting for 3 years without any hormonal birth control and I have never had sore boobs that start @ 1 DPO, nausea before AF, cramps before AF, shooting pains in my boobs, boobs that become all lumpy and hard right before AF.

I think I will just tell myself that I had a chemical pregnancy and that I have no problem getting pregnant, I just have a problem staying pregnant because of my short LP.
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