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post #501 of 522

LOL! Saoirse! But!! No wrinkly knees here!!

 

How about: "Birds do it , bees do it, even women in forTIES do it...40+TTC"

post #502 of 522

I added this (above) once, then I couldn't find it, then I added it again, now I see two. And I don't see the delete button, so I'm editing. I hope it's pregnancy brain!

 

Sticky baby dust to everyone! dust.gif

post #503 of 522

Saoirse - that is very cute. I like it(the title). Sorry to hear your belly has been ucky. Hope you feel better soon.

 

Waturmama, I love what you wrote about the universe and gut instincts. I want to say more, but I'm in a hurry.

 

Karalina - that has to be more than mere coincidence! I often have those "sensible" feelings/ideas about life without a new babe (I'm sure they are the same as my DH's ideas), but despite seeing "sense", this desire just won't go away. Why would the universe give me these burning desires if not for a reason?

 

I did a test (it's 8 dpo, and too early, I knowblush.gif) and I think it has a bit of an evaporation look about it. But then again, I always seem to be able to see things that aren't really there! I've had early morning insomnia the last couple of days, boobs still tender and even a little nausea. So, I am getting hopeful. I only hope it doesn't all come crashing down with AF. It remains to be seen.

 

The universe will provide...smile.gif

post #504 of 522

Gumblossom - I'm getting hopeful too.

 

Definitely nauseous. Just afraid to have a repeat of last month. I bought some First Response tests (6 d before period is due) on the way home tonight. I think I'm gonna do one in the morning.

 

Last month I had a really positive feeling about every thing and it didn't stick.

 

I'm hoping for the best!

 

post #505 of 522

Yes, Waturmama- we crossposted-- about 7 minutes apart!!!  You do seem very clear so this must be the right choice for you! Thanks for your input on my being so clear to the outside- i feel conflicted inside!

 My sister who always does a good job of putting things into perspective helped me today- i told her the story about seeing that baby and she said to stop pressuring myself and just keep trying and if it happens it does---- to stop stressing about the decision- she said you obviously want a baby so stop thinking about it and keep trying- if it is meant to be it will be-- 

easier said than done- but i will try!

post #506 of 522

Oh and I didn't even see the last page of posts!!! no preggie brain here- what is my excuse!!! lol!

Gumblossom and Lotus1--- everything crossed for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Quote:
Originally Posted by WaturMama View Post

LOL! Saoirse! But!! No wrinkly knees here!!

 

How about: "Birds do it , bees do it, even women in forTIES do it...40+TTC"

 


 

no wrinkles here either...lol

I love your version!!!!

 

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Originally Posted by gumblossom View Post

 

 

1 did a test (it's 8 dpo, and too early, I knowblush.gif) and I think it has a bit of an evaporation look about it. But then again, I always seem to be able to see things that aren't really there! I've had early morning insomnia the last couple of days, boobs still tender and even a little nausea. So, I am getting hopeful. I only hope it doesn't all come crashing down with AF. It remains to be seen.

 

The universe will provide...smile.gif


with this pg i had a "evap" on friday on frer and a light bfp on monday;)
 

 

post #508 of 522

Waturmama. I'm so very happy for youjoy.gifjoy.gif Wonderful news!!!

 

AFM...I'm on CD 12 after having another CP last month that was even shorter than the month before. +++hpt that didn't show up until 13 dpo and AF started at 15 dpo, but the lines were there:-(

 

I decided to give SOY a try this month. I've read that for some women that the SOY can help with a better quality of egg. Figured I'd just give it a go so took it CD 3-7.  I have read it can move up ovulation for some and delay it for others. I'm usually a very regular CD 14 or 15 for ovulation, but yesterday I did have a fair amount of EWCM and some lower abdomen pains. OPK was still neg. so we'll see. It was the first OPK I had taken this cycle, so it's possible I missed the surge and really did Ovulate yesterday, but it's also possible I'm just starting to gear up to O. So BD to continue....lol

 

I'm truly sorry, that I'm so sporadic around here. It always takes me a bit to get my mind over the previous month's disappointment so I tend to spend the first week or so of my cycle trying hard to  focus on all the good I have in my life. I'm always sending +++ thoughts to you ladies.

post #509 of 522

Sounds promising, gumblossom and lotus!!! Fingers and toes crossed for both of you!!

 

So sorry about the cp beachlover. It is so hard to get hopes up and then be disappointed. But it is a good sign of fertility, so yay for that part.

post #510 of 522

 SORRY IF THIS  IS ILLEGIBLE DUE TO CAPS.

 
QUICK QUESTION-
HAS ANYONE EXPERIENCED ODOR CHANGES IN A TWW AS A SYMPTOM FO PREGNANCY QUESTION MARK. 
IVE NEVER NOTICED THIS BEFORE,  BUT I SEEM TO HAVE A STRONGER ODOR  AND DIFFERENT SORT OF BODY ODOR AND WONDER IF ITS RELATED.
 
ANOTHER QUESTION-CAN ANYONE THINK OF WHY SPOTTING COULD OCCUR NOT DURING OVULATION, BUT A FEW DAYS BEFOREHAND QUESTION MARK.  I MEAN, IF ITS ESTROGEN WITHDRAWAL BLEEDING, DUE TO LOWERED AMOUNTS OF ESTROGEN  BRACKET THAT SAY  YOU MIGHT EXPERIENCE IN PERIMENIOPAUSE BRACKET, THEN HOW IS IT THAT YOU WOULD GO ON TO OVULATE SINCE THE LH SURGE RESULTS FROM A BUILD UP OF ESTRGEN.
 
I GOT SPOTTING BOTH TIMES, DURING OVULATION, AND BEFORE. SO MUCH FUN. OKAY, I GET IT THAT AFTER OVULATION SPOTTING WOULD BE  LOW PROGESTERONE, BUT BEFORE OVULATION,QUESTION MARK, I CANNOT FIND  AN ADEQUATE EXPLANATION.
 
I ASKED A DOCTOR, AND GUESS WHAT, THEY  COULDN’T ANSWER EXCEPT WITH THEIR TRIED AND UNTRUE CLICHÉ- WOMEN IN THEIR 40’S HAVE IRREGULAR HORMONES, BLAH BLAH. SERIOUSLY, I WANT TO RESPECT THOSE DOCTOR MORE, BUT THEY JUST DONT GIVE ME REASON TO.
 
GUMBLOSSOM AND LOTUS, YOU BOTH HAVE SUCH PROMISING SYMPTOMS. WOW, MAYBE WE’LL GET A  COUPLE MORE BFP’S THIS MONTH.
 
SORRY ABOUT CP BEACHLOVER. HUG
 
KARALINA, YOURE LUCKY TO HAVE A SISTER YOU CAN DISCUSS ALL THIS WITH.  
WATURMAMA, I LIKE  YOUR SUGGESTION.
 
PS.I FORGOT TO MENTION THE KEY INGREDIENT-EVENING PRIMROSE OIL. APPARENTLY IT CAN CAUSE INTRAMENSTRUEL BLEEDING, THO IM NOT  SURE HOW. IVE ONLY READ ABOUT IT ANECDOTALLY. ANYWAY,  FOR THOSE WHO ARE INTERESTED, MY EXPERIMENT WITH EPO IS OVER. IVE BEEN TAKING IT NOW FOR OVER 4 MONTHS, AND IT BROUGHT BACK EWCM, BUT NOT ENOUGH.  BUT IT ALSO SEEMED TO DELAY MY OVULATION BY SEVERAL DAYS-VERY VERY ANNOYING. THIS MONTH BY 4 DAYS. IT MAY, APPARENTLY ALSO CAUSE BLEEDING FOR SOME WOMEN.
 

Edited by contactmaya - 4/15/11 at 11:51am
post #511 of 522

Contactmaya.....The only odor difference I've ever noticed is that my CM gets a sort of sweet smell to it when I'm pregnant that it doesn't normally have. Good Luck!!!

post #512 of 522

Contactmaya, I have noticed body odor and cm odor changes with pregnancy. My dh smells something on my breath. Have you tried fish oil for cm? I've been doing that. I don't know about the spotting. Sorry about the unsatisfying answer.

post #513 of 522

Hi guys!  I'm new to most of this... and I'd like to join you.  I'm 40 turning 41 in June, married for a year and a half to my DH who's 40 in June, and were TTC #1 for both of us.  I'm really looking for support, because as a late bloomer, most of my friends are finished already. Sheesh.  We've been trying since mid 2009, then hit a roadbump last year when my period went all wonky, but after 2 transfusions (ugh) I'm no longer anemic.  I'm on my 3rd round of clomid (100mg) and I'm going to see a RE at the end of the month. Today, I'm on CD11 and I think I'm looking at a positive OPK, but the lines aren't the same color. However yesterday we only had one line. What do you girls think?  IMAG0012.jpg

post #514 of 522

Well now that I've searched online for positive OPK pictures, I'm thinking not quite positive. Geesh.  I hope I don't seem as dumb as I feel about this. I have no idea what I'm doing.  :)

 

post #515 of 522

Stargirl, it is not quite positive, but my guess would be that it will be positive soon. I know it says to test between 2 and 10 pm, but I am different - I get my positives in the morning, and sometimes miss them, but a temperature rise will always let me know that I ovulated. Welcome - I hope your stay won't be too long - that you get your bfp soon. I had my last baby 3 months before my 42nd birthday, and I'm hoping for another at the ripe old age of 44. I think you are young.

 

AFM - not feeling as hopeful today. BFN on a First Response. I know it's early, but I'm just starting to think I'd have no hope after only DTD once in the fertile window...gloomy.gif

 

But on the upside - my DH and I talked some more and although I don't have the green light to ttc, he seems a bit more understanding. We never get to resolve anything because life seems to get in the way (kids, appointments etc seem to end our discussions just when we seem to be making headway.)

 

I know he worries a great deal about financial stuff, and I wish there was a way to help him understand it will be alright, but maybe he's just being realistic. I dunno. I'm just going to keep on praying, and trying to attract good fortune and a new babe.

 

I hope everyone else is feeling okay.

post #516 of 522

STARGIRL, I MADE THE SAME MISTAKE THIS VERY MONTH. DUE TO MY DELAYED OVULATION, I WAS GOING THROUGH QUITE A FEW OPKS, I EVEN HAD A DREAM ABOUT IT TURNING POSITIVE.  I WAS SUPPOSED TO  O ON DAY 13/14, BUT PRIOR TO  THOSE DAYS, THE LINE WAS VERY FAINT. IT STAYED THAT WAY ON DAYS 15 AND 16. THEN LOW AN BEHOLD, ON DAY 17, LINE WENT DARKER. JUST LIKE YOUR PICTURE. YAY EXCLAMATION MARK, LETS GET ON WITH BUSINESS EXCLAMATION MARK. I WENT TO GET AN IUI THIS MONTH, SO THEY DID AN ULTRASOUND. MY FOLLICAL /FOLLICLE, WHY CANT I SPELL FOLLICLE QUESTON MARK  WAS AT 17MM. THEY LIKE TO SEE IT AT 18. NOT ONLY THAT, IT WAS ON MY RIGHT SIDE, YET I HAD FELT SO MANY TINGES ON MY LEFT, AND ABSOLUTELY NOTHING AT  ALL ON MY RIGHT. LEFT SIDE HAD A BUNCH OF TINY TINY FOLLICLES DESTINED FOR EXTINCTION.  THEY ADVISED ME TO COME BACK THE NEXT DAY, BUT I FIGURED I WOULD RISK IT.

 

NEXT MORNING, SURE ENOUGH,  MY OPK SHOWED A TRUE POSITIVE, THE LINE WAS NOT ONLY AS DARK AS,  BUT ACTUALLY DARKER THAN THE CONTROL LINE.

 

ALL OF THIS RAMBLING IS TO SAY, YOUR PICTURE LOOKS LIKE A POSTIVE OPK WILL BE HAPENING  WITHIN 24 HOURS, BUT IT IS NOT A POSITIVE IN ITSELF.

 

WATURMAMA, I TAKE FISH OIL TOO.

 

 

 

 

 

post #517 of 522

GUMBLOSSOM, DARN IT ON THE BFN, BUT ITS STILL EARLY. GLAD TO HEAR HUBBY IS BEING MORE SUPPORTIVE.

post #518 of 522

I'm having a little trouble formatting my replies - it  seems really screwy, so I know this is going to be one big paragraph... it's not on purpose!  I definately had a positive yesterday. Both lines were identical. Yay. The bad thing is that the man is going out of town tonight - actually already left - for some family thing he couldn't get out of. Great timing. Oh well, we took care of business and I've got my instead cup handled. I'm crossing my fingers but meh. I'm kind of upset that he had to go when I didn't ovulate at all last month and I was really hoping this would be the month. A little more about me.  I'd been charting since late 2008, and we were sorta trying then, but I was getting married in October 2009, and didn't want to be noticeably prego at my wedding, and my period has always been wonky, so I got on yaz from May till the end of October.  I had a chem in December. My period went a little nuts after that, much heavier than in the past, and I'd already had issues with being anemic from my heavy periods for years, so when the anemia kicked in hardcore in May, I was forced to get on b/c again. It was so depressing, and it didn't work. I still got my period 21 days apart for 10 days..so they put me on a different bc and i kept bleeding to the point that in July, I ended up in the ER hemmorhaging and tachycardiac. Fun. Got 3 units of blood. Got a little better. Was still on the pill. In September, I had another transfusion and my hemoglobin stabilized at 10. My gyno knew that I was ready so I got off the pill in October...and then my period disappeared for 2 months. GREAT.  I couldn't believe it. In January, I went on provera to give me a period and that was also my first round of clomid. I know now that I didn't ovulate because the tests were almost positive but there was quite a discrepancy in the color

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #519 of 522

Geesh. This may take a couple more posts! .... Color on the strips. In February my grandmother passed and his father had some health issues and he went to seattle. My opk was positive that time and he wasnt here...grrr.  Last month no ovulation again.  This month we switched to 100 mg Clomid and I did ovulate...or will sometime tomorrow. Good Grief.  Oh, I had a D&C last July with a hysterogram, they removed a small fibroid and everything looked good. I've had my estradiol and FSH tested and had normal results.  The man has had his semen tested and had nothing out of normal range except a high ph, so he's been taking multivitamins with extra zinc. He'll be testing again next week.   SO now, I just hang out for a while and wait. Is that what the 2ww means? I'm not too up on the forum lingo. I basically go on Facebook or buy stuff on line. This is my first TTC board, I was just really searching online for a group who was in the same boat as I am...being an older chick.  So many things to think about.. Like why did I wait so long. I was with my ex bf for 8 years, why didn't I just do it then. Why didn't I do it when I was 26 and single, I could have handled it. I'm probably going to be the oldest mom at my kids school, is that going to wig me out?  Ugh.  Anyway, I'm hopeful for all of us. I know plenty of women that have given birth to healthy happy babies in their 40's, and they seem to be able to handle it.   OK. I'm babbling now. Sorry about that.  I'm going to go back to reading the rest of the thread.  25 pages is a lot!  Have a good night all.  flowerkitty.gif

 

 

 

post #520 of 522

Stargirl, if you BD on the day you got the +++OPK you should be good to go. Personally I have a fade in on OPKS like you seem to have had and therefore always seem to ovulate the same day or next morning of when I get a true +++. 

 

I've conceived several times from BD one, two, three and twice even 5 days before I ovulated, so don't let that discourage you. Sperm can live for quite some time in a favorable environment.

 

Good Luck!!!
 

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I'm having a little trouble formatting my replies - it  seems really screwy, so I know this is going to be one big paragraph... it's not on purpose!  I definately had a positive yesterday. Both lines were identical. Yay. The bad thing is that the man is going out of town tonight - actually already left - for some family thing he couldn't get out of. Great timing. Oh well, we took care of business and I've got my instead cup handled. I'm crossing my fingers but meh. I'm kind of upset that he had to go when I didn't ovulate at all last month and I was really hoping this would be the month. A little more about me.  I'd been charting since late 2008, and we were sorta trying then, but I was getting married in October 2009, and didn't want to be noticeably prego at my wedding, and my period has always been wonky, so I got on yaz from May till the end of October.  I had a chem in December. My period went a little nuts after that, much heavier than in the past, and I'd already had issues with being anemic from my heavy periods for years, so when the anemia kicked in hardcore in May, I was forced to get on b/c again. It was so depressing, and it didn't work. I still got my period 21 days apart for 10 days..so they put me on a different bc and i kept bleeding to the point that in July, I ended up in the ER hemmorhaging and tachycardiac. Fun. Got 3 units of blood. Got a little better. Was still on the pill. In September, I had another transfusion and my hemoglobin stabilized at 10. My gyno knew that I was ready so I got off the pill in October...and then my period disappeared for 2 months. GREAT.  I couldn't believe it. In January, I went on provera to give me a period and that was also my first round of clomid. I know now that I didn't ovulate because the tests were almost positive but there was quite a discrepancy in the color

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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