Baby_Cakes, I felt the same way about going in to the July DDC. It's neat to have other women around the same stage but I don't know them like you guys! That's why I tend to stay over here. Plus I love seeing charts and BFPs!
The December "Whatever" Thread! - Page 3
Well, I have some good and some maybe not so good news. Baby was still there and still had a heartbeat. The doc said he was happy with the growth. Baby measured 6w4d, so 1 day ahead, and gestational sac was 6w6d. Everything looked perfect.
The heart rate was slower, I think. I asked the doc and he said it was fine, a good strong, heartbeat. He wouldn't tell me what it was, though. Last time he gave me a pick with the heart rate on it, 127. This time he didn't. I'm pretty sure I read 116 on the screen. Weird, though, because it looked faster.
I'm going to try not to worry since the doc was happy with it. It's a little strange, though, because he was concerned last week that it was a little slow at 127.
Thanks, Annie. I'm sure the heart rate can fluctuate a lot. From what I've read, 116 is still good for 6w. 127 was really high for only 5w3d so maybe slower is better. The growth is definitely a good thing. Now I just have to get through another week without a complete nervous breakdown. I got another pic, too. Of course, all my electronics have decided to crap out on me so I can't post it.
My HP scanner/printer is stuck on error. I don't know what's wrong with it and I can't get it to reset. My Kodak printer/scanner is out of ink so it won't let me do anything until I replace that. It's too freakin' cold to go to the store and ds3 is still sick anyway. Plus, the thing hasn't worked since I got my new router. It says it's connected to the router but my computer can't find it. Piece of junk! Don't ever buy a Kodak printer.
And then this morning the internet on my laptop just stopped working. I can't use either Firefox or IE. I don't know what the problem is. I get a message that says, "CA Phishing UDP stopped working." I have no idea what that is or what I'm supposed to do about it. I think I may have to take it to a repair place tomorrow.
Not sure about the scanners but it sounds like you have a virus on your laptop. When internet browsers stop working or do weird things, it's usually a virus.
As far as the heartbeat goes, I think it's fine. When I had my scan at 5w6d, the heartbeat was such a flicker that I don't think they could have even counted BPM if they tried. They definitely didn't tell me anything or put anything on the screen. So I think having it at 117 is no problem.
Yeah, I'm afraid it is a virus. My virus software expired in August and I didn't renew it because I didn't like the newer version. Unfortunately, I also never got around to getting another one. DS1 is always getting on my laptop and going to sketchy sites and downloading stuff. I have told him repeatedly not to but he does it anyway. He hacks all my passwords and hides files so that I can't find them to uninstall them.
I guess the cheaper thing to do would be to try some new antivirus software first and then take it to a tech person if that doesn't work. I did run my antivirus software and it didn't find anything. That still works. It's just not the newest version.
MW- that's why I got a Mac. We spent so much money fixing our previous laptop because of all the viruses it would get! Ugh!
Babycakes~ Yay for a super dark line! Woot!!! Definitely stick around.
Akind- oh, then I hope it wasn't O for you! Looks like it's close...
AFM- Dh feels strongly that I should still chart and use OPKs at least until I can confirm O. I agreed to it. It's not until 3 dpo that the obsession starts so I'll skip that part! He's all worried about his s. count going down and thinks we should do whatever we can to increase the chances before his count falls.
kinder ~ That's interesting. I don't think I've ever heard of a man encouraging his partner to chart. LOL
I wish I could get a mac. The first computer I ever had was a mac. My dad still has it. You'd probably laugh if you saw it. That was back in 1996-97 so imagine how it must have looked. They are way too expensive, though. My dad has been trying to get me into Linux. I have Mepis on my desktop (that's what I'm on right now). I have a really hard time finding things on here and don't have the time to figure it all out. The other problem with Linux is that most software, especially games that my kids want to play, aren't compatible with it. I just tried to hook up a Magic Jack (which sucks by the way so don't waste your money) and it won't work on my desktop. It has to have a Windows or Mac OS.
MW - Yay for a hb and growth! Breathe, mama. Breathe!
Kinder - I think that's a good plan. If I'm being honest I was annoyed I didn't confirm O last cycle, so if you can do that and still relax about things, go for it. As long as you DTD frequently you'll have good chances. And if you OPK, even better chances at good timing. If nothing else you can use me as a example as to why you should chill about it -- I still can't believe it happened on the cycle I only charted cm/cp. And I can't believe I held out til 14dpo to test. I'm still in disbelief!
I'm starting to poke around on the internet for a mw. Eeeep!
MW - appointment sounds like it went well to me! my parents have the magicJack and they love it. is it possible that your DS1 could get his own computer for visiting sketchy sites, etc? We had to do that with my FIL as he kept screwing up MIL's computer. rather he got to keep the screwed up one, and she got one he wasn't allowed to touch! this time of year you may be able to find a really good deal.
Carrie, good luck with the MW search. I am still contemplating VBAC options for whenever we get pregnant with #2. I am torn . . . I don't really like the idea of a hospital delivery, but I do like the idea of shadow care in the event of a transfer, it would make things go more smoothly I think. I want to cover all of my bases if at all possible. hope you find a MW that you gel with.
Kinder, temp was up again today, but I have a bit of a cold/sore throat and that may be affecting things? my CF/CM is still really watery but is becoming more stretchy, so I think I still have another couple days before O.
All you preggo ladies, do please still hang out! love hearing how things are going for you. I didn't hang out in the DDC much with DS's pregnancy as i felt the same way, like I didn't really "know" the other mamas well.
CD 42 for me . . .
Akind- time to get busy!
MW- I know! I tried to convince him it's not necessary. I can just follow CF! He is just worried about his count. Good to hear baby's heart is beating away!!!! If the doc isn't worried, then don't worry!
Babycakes- I woke up and immediately thought of you! What about your trip? when were you guys planning on going again?
Katrina ~ DS has been through 4 computers now, I think. He's also been through 3 or 4 PS3s and 2 X-Boxes. It's ridiculous. We always pass our old computers down to him when we get new ones. My dh is almost as bad . Plus, he's supposed to be using this one since he killed his last laptop. He doesn't like it because it's Linux. I can't afford to buy Windows 7 right now, though. I was planning to ask everyone in the family to chip in to buy him a new laptop but we really can't afford it, unless the rest of the family pays the majority. I don't see that happening.
I think I may be getting pregnancy nausea finally. I felt sick when I went to bed last night. I woke up starving this morning but couldn't really eat much. I just tried to eat a little bit again but I still feel sick. I'm such a goof. I don't even want to get my hopes up too much about pg nausea in case it's caused by something else.
I hate being both hungry and queasy. it is a joke! why make me want to eat, if I won't keep anything down? (not feeling this way currently, but have not so fond memories of pregnancy and many, many migraines!)
Kinder, I know right? He was studying last night, hopefully can work on that tonight! I am really hoping O is Friday because he has no school that night so will be less distractions! I love how involved your DH is, that is fantastic!
i keep going back and forth from here and TTC. i think i am obsessed. lol. i also think i could be pregnant!! my chart and my body says i o'ed at the right time. i feel pergnant. i hope i hope i hope....
if not then at least my cycles seem to be getting on track.
i might just be getting my hopes up, but i can feel the stuff going on in my body. i know those were twinges in my ovaries. i know those are cramps and back pain i am feeling. i know i am having nausea and headaches and cravings for chocolate. sigh.. i am obsessing!!!!! help :lol
Lioness - it looks possible! I also just started posting on the TTC with Loooooong cycles thread because they seem pretty laid back (you have to be with cycles like that!) - also though - I get those feelings all the time during the TWW fx - this is it for you!
I was thinking, if we don't catch the eggy this time, I may not O again until February, which means an 11/2011 baby. DH joked that it would be awesome to have an 11/11/11 baby. which while that would be awesome, I don't know if I want DS's and the next baby's birthdays so close together - it would be 9 days difference. Anyway, point may be moot if we can hurry up and get BD'ing and catch THIS egg!
MW - that is alot of computers. I might have him have no computer access (if that is possible) until he can pay for one on his own! I had to use the ones at the library for a while because we didn't have one that worked at home when I was about that age. not fun, but hey, you do what you have to.
Jennifer ~ I'm sorry to say that I'm not at all convinced by your chart that you Oed. I don't see a thermal shift at all.
katrina ~ We were always a lot better at dtd on the weekend because my dh didn't have to get up early the next morning to go to work. If we dtd during the week, the poor guy was lucky if he got 4 hours of sleep.
Unfortunately lioness, I think I'm with MW- I wouldn't normally confirm o with that chart. But- that may be a good thing, because if that was o, I don't think the BD timing is that great. So it gives you another chance! And it does look like your body is getting closer to o!
AFM- I'm not temping yet, should start tomorrow am, but I think I'm going to write them on paper and try to hold off entering them on the chart. I was so busy last cycle I had no time to stare at the chart, and that helped, so I'm going to try to keep with it.
Lioness~ I might be in the minority here but it seems likely that you did O. No other place in your chart shows sustained higher temps (albeit they aren't esp. high) and with that dip---could be implantation. The rest of your temps zigzag like crazy so I agree with you that you probably did. If you temps jump up again and stay up, even more so. Your timing isn't the best but it's possible you caught the egg!
I am on the fence, I think it is possible, but really hard to know for sure.
My temp is still up, but today I have EWCF, so thinking that the sustained high temp is due to the cold I have, not O 3 days ago. Didn't BD last night, I could barely keep my eyes open, but fx for tonight! and/or tomorrow! I would like to have one in, just so I can tease myself with the possibility.
Last night I had a dream that DH said he was done with one, absolutely did not one more kids. EVER. totally freaked me out and broke my heart, even though I KNOW that is not how he feels!
it is so cold out! wish it would snow . . .
i am skeptical too. but my temp is still up this morning. it has never stayed up this long ever. so i have hope that i at least am starting my cycles up again. that way i can start really trying. my temps are always crazy bc of the bfing and the co sleeping etc. i havent changed anything else about the house or the temp etc. but i gotta kick my socks of at night recently bc i feel so hot.
another symptom is the stink. doesnt matter if i just showered or put on deodorant. and i usually dont wear deodorant. i stink. bad. the last time this happened i got pregnant with DD2. so i know something is going on. i just have to wait to see what. i hate waiting. i am not patient. but i should only have to wait up to 4 more days to see if i start af or something.
i also chart of tcoyf. it says i o'ed too.
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i had a dream last night too. i dreamt i was poas. and the stick was a giant piece of cardboard and the pos line was so long it touched the ceiling. and then i dreamt i was in high school and went to the nurse for an US to see how far along i was. she gave me a vag us with a pc mouse. and then it got weirder. yes weirder is a word. :lol. iit showed little particles that were skull shaped (cute skulls like on clothing) and they were all floating around heading towards the baby. and the baby looked like a work in progress. and the nurse said they were just pieces finding their way. and that baby had enough fluid. when i got up my belly was hard and stuck out a little.
am i obsessing enough? lol. and holy cow that was a weird dream.