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post #341 of 379

Rosie, YES!  I've done quite a bit of editing for graduate students, including dissertations and journal articles.  Hit me up when you're ready!  Funny you should mention oDesk - I stumbled across it yesterday and am in the process of creating a profile.  I've never heard of eLance, but I'll certainly check it out.

 

Pitch, lucky you!  Santa Fe is such a wonderful city.  DH and I were vacationing in New Mexico when we decided to get married (the actual proposal occurred on top of a dune at White Sands), and we bought our wedding rings in Santa Fe.  Between your holy dirt blessing and Taxlady's wish on the Arc de Triomphe, we should be covered in the miracle department.  I'm glad you did that.  We need all the help we can get!

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Pitch, I have heard of the video "The Business of Being Born".  The woman I hope to have as my midwife recommended it but, frankly, I think it would freak my husband out more than help.  I am currently going at the homebirth from an "I hate hospitals and I am going to be pregnant, not sick" perspective because my husband is totally with me on that.  I will just have to wait and see what happens once I get pregnant.

 

Went for a tooth cleaning today.  On my way there I was trying to figure out how to refuse the x-rays because I know I am close to O and I don't want to mess with any radiation right now.  My hygienist is actually a friend of mine and a parent of a former student.  I whispered in her ear, "I don't want an x-ray, I could be pregnant" and she got all excited.  I had to bring her back down to earth and keep her from telling the others in the office (also parents of former students from my close knit private school).  When I have a baby, there will definitely be a HUGE party!

 

Lots of EWCM right now, been seeing bits and pieces of it since Sunday.  No temp dip yet.  http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/LilacVioletIris

  It was cool when I added today's temp to fertility friend how the last 3 months actually converged at the same temp.  I am a mathematician at heart!  I am trying to stay away from my allergy meds that dry up CM.  Man do I have a runny nose!

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Speaking of homebirth and the Business of Being Born, Rikki Lake is putting together a series of short videos covering women’s options in birth.  Here is her opinion piece from several days ago:

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ricki-lake/mothers-deserve-options_b_884900.html

 

The full-length documentary is really fabulous, and very accessible.  I recommend it. I hosted a viewing party with the ladies in my life, and it converted a good number of them to a natural and empowered view of the birthing process.

 

Lilac, your synchronicity is bananas!

 

Pitch, thanks for the sacred holy dirt prayer.  Good energy goes a long way. On a vastly different topic, my hormones were so unbalanced with my PCOS that it wasn’t so much an absence of ewcm, but an absence of any lubrication at all.  I was both estrogen and progesterone deficient, which was really hard.  It didn’t just affect me physically, but also emotionally and mentally.  It was rough, and that was before we even started ttc! My body is gradually coming back into equilibrium.  Thank you Metformin!

 

Rosie, I’m sending some good vibes into the universe for you and your partner.

 

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Lilac - Thanks for mentioning EWCM...I need to start checking diligently. If I don't post about it (or put it in my chart), feel free to harangue me about it. I need to do this! Cool temps you've got there!

 

krunchy - thanks for the good vibes. I'll add mine to yours and we can focus on vibes for all of us. :D Yay for metformin working!!!

 

 

 

 

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My EWCM showed up earlier than I expected this month.  Last month it lasted for 9 days, which from what I can tell is longer than what most women have.  Hopefully it means good things this summer!

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Well, ladies, it appears as if I've ovulated.  I have a clear thermal shift and my temps have remained elevated for three days straight.  My last follicular phase was 60 days long.  This cycle? 19.  However, I'm completely skeptical.  Don't think I haven't googled a myriad of key word searches relating to thermal shift without ovulation.  Typically, my body has to work so hard and gear up for so long, that ovulation really is unmistakeable. Mood swings, acne, ovary twinges, ovary aches, ANGER, weeping, gnashing of the teeth...I've been so ridiculously content and complacent these past couple of days.  Surely, I haven't ovulated. I'm still skeptical, and I am not ready to throw my hat into the 2ww ring.  I think a baby could pop out in 40 weeks and I would still be skeptical that I've ovulated on day 19.  The jury is out, team.  

post #347 of 379

Hey everyone,

Been busy as hell with constant phone calls from potential adopters. 

 

I am with you all on midwives/home births/etc. but I think we'll have to compromise on a midwife-assisted birth at a birthing center.  For one thing, we have too many noisy and nutty pets here.

 

Rosie, crossing fingers for decent SA.  You have done so much research.  I had a good talk with my gyno and I am not getting the HSG but something with saline?  I will let you know more when I figure it out.

 

Would like to write more but there are kittens to clean up after.  :)

 

Love to all

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Well, KrunchyK, I guess you will be in for the long wait, maybe the 4WW.

 

I am having abdominal pain that is just annoying.  My temp was up today, but I took the temp later since I slept in until 6:10 a.m. (LOL, DH didn't have to work today and neither did I).  Still plenty of EWCM so I think it is still ago, must an anomaly because of later temping.

 

I keep reading this birth book and I have to say, "I am not getting a big needle shoved in my back to relieve pain.  That would be a BIG NO!"  I was reading through what epidural actually does and it was not anything I want to experience.  Getting to use a water bath or shower to relieve pain, YES.  Finding a doula to be an extra encourager and give me a massage if I need it, YES.  Being at home in my own four walls, YES.  Okay, it has been a good day.  Hopefully I will see either a temp drop (like the last two months) or the temps will just climb higher. 

post #349 of 379
My HSG was normal. I have tubes and a uterus and they are open for business. We see RE 7/7 and repeat SA results Monday. After those, I expect we wait and keep trying.
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Good to hear that Rosie.  Glad to know the inner parts are ready to grow a baby.

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Rosie, that's good, right...?  fingersx.gif that the second SA comes back normal so you and DH can move forward with a clean bill of reproductive health.

 

Cath, pet those adorable little kitties for me!  I'm glad you're getting lots of phone calls about them, since that means they're finding homes.

 

It's way too hot here.  Icky, sticky, Midwest hot.  Yuck!

 

 

 

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I think the air conditioning messes with my BBT.  It was up today ALOT and fertility friend said I O'd 3 days ago.  I am not sure I believe it since I have still had some big amounts of clear stretchy EWCM.  The last time my temp was unexpectedly high I had the air conditioning on the night before. 

 

Totally weird.  I missed 4 days this month temping because I was camping and not sleeping much those nights.  This month I have been temping 30 minutes earlier because DH has a different work schedule.  I will wait and see what tomorrows temp brings.  Hopefully I won't need the air conditioning on but like Caly said it is HOT here in the midwest.

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Oh, my goodness, my MIL just called and asked if I was pregnant because someone congratulated her last night based on something they saw on facebook.  Um, I will be telling my mom and my parents first!  I am not pregnant yet.  What are these people talking about!  I have been congratulating a bunch of people lately on their babies and pregnancies.  Some people just don't understand facebook connections!

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Lilac, ugh!  That would really irritate me if someone asked me if I was pg and I had to say NO.  Especially if it was someone in my family and I would obviously tell them before it went on facebook!  I've wondered about the a/c and my BBT as well.  It's been very low this cycle.  I even had to put a heating pad on my feet because it's freezing in our house with the a/c going and DH refuses to sleep with just a fan. 

 

Rosie, yay for the insides working properly!  :)  I'm sending lots of positive vibes your way for a good report with the SA.  Let us know what you find out---I'll be checking in tomorrow to see how it went. 

 

Cath, I agree about the idea of a midwife-assisted birth and foregoing a home birth due to pet chaos!  My dogs are like our kids, but I also know that they would want to "be involved" in a birth and stick their noses in the wrong places.  ;)  Plus I wonder if they would worry or have anxiety if I was stressed or vocal during birth...?  It's all about keeping our dogs calm and happy.  :)  Either way, I'm open to trying anything that DH feels comfortable with.  It is very good to find a place like MDC where I can express my feelings on birth openly without being called crazy. 

 

Krunchy, thanks for posting the huff post link!  I'll check it out for sure... I'm kind of becoming a birth geek along with a TTC geek.  :)  hee!  Glad to hear you are coming back into balance with your hormone levels.  Hormones can make a girl think she's going crazy.  I know this from experience.  ;)

 

Caly, I hate the heat, too.  It makes me angry.  We've been contemplating going to a neighborhood cook out for the 4th, but I can't do prolonged exposure in this heat.  Also, DH gets overheated and I'm all about keeping his swimmers nice and cool this week!

 

AFM, I'm forecasted to O on Wedesday and things seem to be right on schedule.  Just did an OPK and it was negative, which we expected.  I've got a good feeling about this month... not sure why, but I like feeling hopeful instead of so glum.  My EWCM is glorious right now and I'm finally feeling relaxed on summer break.  I'm also back running about 12 miles per week so that makes me feel even more de-stressed.  I'm crossing my fingers this is the month for all of us!!!

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Happy Independence Day! I had a great time with family yesterday. I thought I was going to have to endure some annoying discussion of TTC from my overbearing cousin, but she's pregnant (though not announced, her SIL told me). So the whole day was pleasant and free of pregnancy talk. Apparently she got pregnant via IUI and had had mucus plug issues. I'm happy for her! (I think she'd been trying for a couple years.) 

 

Pitch - Sending you some babydust for this good-feeling month!

 

Lilac - I'd agree with FF, looks like you O'd a few days ago. I think it's cool how precise your temps seem to be. Look at my chart, mine are ALL over the place, but I still see a clear biphasic pattern. THere SO much going on that affects my temps, it seems, that I try not to read in any further than just confirming O. 

 

All - Thanks for the well-wishes and support with my testing. Despite the troubling worry that morphology is a problem, I've come to realize that a normal HSG is in fact a good thing. Despite wanting to know more, I'm happy my tubes and free and clear. I'm battling tomato blight, welcoming the sunflowers heads which I expect to show up today, and I tests out my knee by running a couple miles this morning. Yay no pain!

 

Tickle, Taxi, I'm thinking of you guys pretty often. Hoping you're healing and having good recovery.

 

Boots! I miss ya! 

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Yes, Rosie, after today's temp without the AC on I am pretty sure I did O last Thursday.  Bummer my DH and I didn't BD that day because I thought my O would be two days later.  But then last month we BD'd the day before and after and I didn't get pregnant so maybe the 3 days before will do the job.  I had EWCM then so maybe some swimmers survived.

 

Man my breasts are so tender this morning and I feel like throwing up.  But it is only 4 days past O.  Um?  I don't think those symptoms should come for a few days.

 

Pitch, at least the person who asked me hasn't seen me since Christmas so at least she doesn't think I am just getting fatter.  My DH and I are still stumped because we haven't said anything about TTC on facebook.  Six different friends of mine had babies in the last 2 weeks and I congratulated them but other than that, there has been no baby talk.  And DUH, DH and I are going to tell our parents first!

post #357 of 379

Hello All!

 

I'm a newbie and thought this may be the place for me smile.gif.  I will apologize in advance for messing up all the lingo-- don't have that down yet.  I just married the love of my life joy.gifthree months ago and we have been TTC since then.  This is the first month that I have charted (on paper-- haven't figured out the fertility friend site yet).  I know I'm just at the beginning of this, but it's a little nerve wracking!  Anyway, I have no idea if I'm figuring anything out right, but I think I ovulated 8 days ago-- that's when my temp shifted up.  But, today it dropped way down greensad.gif.  I can't help, but be disappointed.  It's weird though because my AF isn't due until Thursday at the earliest this week.  I have no idea...

 

Anyhow, a little about me-- I'm 31 and my DH is also 31.  I am a step-mom to a very sweet 5 year old boy.  We have a giant, smelly, old Mastiff (she is a big, beautiful girl).  I have been helping other women and new families for the last 10 years in a variety of different settings (homebirth midwife assistant, then at a birth center, then as a nurse in a birth unit and for the last few years in the home with high risk moms and babies).  I'm ecstatic to finally be a mother myself!!!!  It's what I've wanted for so long!!!!  And, I think because of that I have these crazy fears that it won't work for me....  I'm trying to stop that...

 

Looking forward to getting to know you all!

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Hi Jessicmaca! Welcome!! I just saw that you had posted in the thread I had started as well, I am also glad we're in the same place! First - congratulations on your marriage!! What an exciting time this is for you!! I am also 31 and have just started charting too, and just now learning and figuring things out. Hopefully with the help of this community we'll figure it all out together!

 

I also can relate about having those types of fears... I'm trying to stop it too, but I worry about everything already as it is. orngtongue.gif Glad to meet you! I'm looking forward to getting to know you too!
 

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Hello All!

 

I'm a newbie and thought this may be the place for me smile.gif.  I will apologize in advance for messing up all the lingo-- don't have that down yet.  I just married the love of my life joy.gifthree months ago and we have been TTC since then.  This is the first month that I have charted (on paper-- haven't figured out the fertility friend site yet).  I know I'm just at the beginning of this, but it's a little nerve wracking!  Anyway, I have no idea if I'm figuring anything out right, but I think I ovulated 8 days ago-- that's when my temp shifted up.  But, today it dropped way down greensad.gif.  I can't help, but be disappointed.  It's weird though because my AF isn't due until Thursday at the earliest this week.  I have no idea...

 

Anyhow, a little about me-- I'm 31 and my DH is also 31.  I am a step-mom to a very sweet 5 year old boy.  We have a giant, smelly, old Mastiff (she is a big, beautiful girl).  I have been helping other women and new families for the last 10 years in a variety of different settings (homebirth midwife assistant, then at a birth center, then as a nurse in a birth unit and for the last few years in the home with high risk moms and babies).  I'm ecstatic to finally be a mother myself!!!!  It's what I've wanted for so long!!!!  And, I think because of that I have these crazy fears that it won't work for me....  I'm trying to stop that...

 

Looking forward to getting to know you all!



 

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Welcome Jessimaca!!! I hope you enjoy your stay here, and that it is quite short indeed! Congratulations on your recent nuptuals. We'll get your info up on the front page as soon as...well...stay tuned. As for fears that it won't work, I'm quite familiar with that. I've had fears of infertility since I was about 15. It's tough to be patient. But again, I very much hope you won't have to be patient for long!

 

Hey everyone! I guess we should start a new thread. Any takers?

post #360 of 379

Thanks so much RosieL-- I really appreciate it smile.gif

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