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post #41 of 196

Good idea all :) I threw something together really quick. Here it is: http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1324544/ttc-in-our-20s-graduates-summer-2011-edition#post_16590789 I'll try to hunt down all of those who've graduated recently :D

post #42 of 196

Monday Check-In
Name:  Poly
Date:  8/5
Chart: don't know how to link this
Where are you in your cycle: CD4 - period has just finished
Appointments:  none
Symptoms if they apply:  none
Testing:  n/a
Thoughts:
Feeling discouraged and frustrated... we only just started trying last cycle, so I certainly didn't expect to be pregnant, but just figuring out how TTC fits into our lives is challenging. Is it ok to have a glass of wine? Did I remember to take the prenatal vitamin this morning? Some friends are trying to make plans for next summer and I feel so uncertain about planning.  Will I be pregnant? have a newborn? Still be trying? I don't like this not-knowing!

post #43 of 196

Hi everyone....

 

Mae- I am so excited for you... :)))

 

Bela- Glad to hear everything is ok and your moving to a DDC. hopefully i'll meet ya over there soon

 

 

Im pretty depressed today. I feel foolish about it because its only my second month. I wonder how much our previously confirmed fertility issues are affecting us now? I mean I know we have children together, but I just get the feeling this might be harder than I thought. ugh. I hope your all having a good day. Sorry to be such a downer

 

post #44 of 196

Yay graduate thread! Thanks maevankayt! Now I want to join it! OJazzy can add it to the front page for us joy.gifWarning, I'll using that link to lurk on you guys...

 

N&A - Hugs. I hate days like that. On those days I just do my best to present with the little one I do have. You don't want to miss out on "moments" with the family you do have by fantasizing about the one you don't. I know how you feel though. I thought for some reason it would maybe be "easier" this time. Or at least not take so long. I thought "I know how to do this now!". Boy was I wrong.

 

Polyhymnia - Don't get discouraged. You have just gotten started.  Give yourself a little time. I think tcc kind of become a "lifestyle" after a while...

 

To link your chart choose the "share" tab on FF and you can create a url and then share that with us.

 

Have a good weekend ladies!

post #45 of 196

Poly- Oh I know how you feel! I have been trying to make plans and do what feels right and should there be a baby in our future, we will adjust. ((HUGS)) mama

 

Sila- thanks. It doesnt help that my periods are SO FREAKIN HEAVY. I mean im on day 3 and still super heavy and having clots. UGH Sorry for the tmi. I just feel so gross.

post #46 of 196

Tested this morning BFN. I guess I cant say Im shocked but I am still very disapointed.

post #47 of 196

DandJ - Thinking of you and I hope it was just to early, sending you hugshug2.gif

post #48 of 196

DandJ, I am sorry to hear that :(

post #49 of 196

Hi ladies! After speaking with DH last night, I expressed some concerns I have about  ttc right now. I realized that this might not be the best time for me emotionally. I also realized that DH and I are just starting to get some much needed time together. I also talked with my mom, who surprisingly was understadning about our wanting to TTC but I was able to speak with her as a woman, vs my mother and she shared with some of my concerns. DH and I have decided to not TTC actively at the moment. I would happily open my arms to anj "Oops" at this time, but im not sure its the best time to try for us. I wish you all luck and BFP'S... I'll be around ;), still going to temp and def stay off birth control, so who knows!

 

Thanks everyone for your support.

post #50 of 196
Thread Starter 

Sure will Sila :-)

post #51 of 196

Hi! I thought I'd join in this thread if y'all have room for one more. I'm Anna, I'm 22 in a week, and just married to my DH. We are currently in our first cycle TTC our first baby! smile.gif  Currently, I'm not temping. I just stopped taking BC about 2 weeks ago. I've always had a really regular cycle and only been on BC for about 2 cycles, so I hope everything's normal. I seem to be heading into the fertile phase which seems about right (it's been 13 days since I had my bleeding/"AF" from coming off of BC). Since it's probably unlikely we'll conceive in the first cycle off of BC, I decided not to temp or use OPKs etc this cycle because I thought it might be frustrating. Idk. We aren't preventing but I expect to get my AF hopefully around Aug 25, then I'm going to start charting. smile.gif

post #52 of 196

So I took another test yesterday just to be sure and another BFN. But on a hopeful note I dont think I ovulated when I thought I did because today I woke up and checked my CM and I had alot of EWCM mixed with white CM so I think Im Oing now which is pretty late for me. We DTD this morning to ensure we caught the egg and tomorrow morning I plan to do it again to ensure enough swimmers are up there :)

 

Welcome to all the new girls! Welcome.gif

post #53 of 196

DandJ - Way to get a second chance! Hope you guys catch the egg.

 

NandAhug2.gif I understand -- sometimes it's just not the right time. Hope you get to relax and enjoy your family.

 

Maevankayt - Congrats to you!! H&H nine months. biggrinbounce.gif

 

Poly - OMG I know the feeling. I just got my IUD out in June. I am so used to being "covered." Every time we make plans I'm wondering, will I be pregnant? Ovulating? Nursing? Etc. It is nerve wracking when you've been preventing so long. We've been married 5 years and are used to doing whatever we want. I knew a baby would change that but I underestimated how much TTC would change that. Hopefully you get your BFP soon -- so you'll at least know for a fact when you're likely to be pregnant or not! lol.gif PS - If you chart on FertilityFriend (or as Sila calls it, FertilityFoe orngbiggrin.gif) you can link by clicking the "share" button under your chart and copying the URL.

 

Monday Check-In
Name:  
Jamie
Date:  8/8
Charthttp://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/35e790
Where are you in your cycle: CD15 and still waiting to O
Appointments:  none
Symptoms if they apply:  scant, unreadable CM splat.gif
Testing:  if I get bored - maybe some OPKs this week? Last O was CD 25 so could be too early yet. 
Thoughts: I wish I could just Google my ovaries and see when O might arrive.

post #54 of 196

Monday Check-In
Name:  
casmer
Date:  August 8
Charthttp://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/casmer
Where are you in your cycle: 3 DPO/CD 19
Appointments:  None yet, but if I start spotting at 5-7 DPO again, then I’m going to be making an appt to at least have my progesterone checked.
Symptoms if they apply:  Nada.
Testing:  I don’t think I’ll be testing-crazy like I usually am.  If I conceive this cycle it would be a miracle.  Things were just too stressful during my fertile period, so DTD just wasn’t something we felt like doing.  TTC is also starting to stress DH.
Thoughts: I think our chances of conceiving will be much higher in the next few months because today I RESIGNED from my job!  After August 31st I’m a free woman.  I plan on working on my stress level and trying to prepare for being a stay at home mom.  There’s no way I could have worked up the courage to resign had it not been for my DH.  whew.

post #55 of 196

Hi there,  would just like to know if anyone here had a very light AF after a D&C?  I at first thought that it was not a real AF, but now a week later I am noticing a increace in my CM?

 

Monday Check-In
Name: 
Maryke
Date:  August 8
Chart: trying to remember to take temp in morning
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Where are you in your cycle: Not to sure, think I might have started a 1 day light AF last Monday?
Appointments:  Had one this morning, but it got canceled. Ugh
Symptoms if they apply:  None really, getting a increace in CM since today
Testing:  I will test on the 30th of August
Thoughts: I also resigned from my job.  Working from home and creating a stress free enviroment for me and my DH, DD and DS.

post #56 of 196

N&A - Sounds like you have come to a decision that is best for your family love.gif Feel free to lurk on us! 

 

D&J - Come on O!

 

RKB - There are a lot of things you can do to increase CM if you think that may be an issue for you. The angry disintegrating smiley is just so sad!

 

Casmer - Congrats on becoming a stay-home-wife!!! Looking back, my DH wishes I would have quit sooner. I hope you are able to relax and enjoy it.

 

Name - SilaMarila

Date - 8/8

Charthttp://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/SilaMarila

Where are you in your cycle - CD45

Appointments - acupuncture on Thurs, I left a message with an Arvingo mayan abdominal massage lady today...

Symptoms - EWCM

Testing - Got one of those weird "half positive" opks today. I don't know why I even use them. They don't work for me.

Thoughts - It appears I may be trying to O again. My temp jumped almost a whole degree this morning. We are actually going to sit this one out/prevent until we can figure out WTH is going on. 

 

post #57 of 196
Thread Starter 

Sounds like you have a good plan set out for you NAN. I hope you get some much needed stress-free fun time with your fam.

 

Welcome Pasta (Anna). Nice to "meet" you. I have put your info up on our opening note. Hope your stay here with us is short.

 

Monday Check-In
Name: 
Jasmine
Date:  August 8
Chart: Not right now

Where are you in your cycle: 11 DPO (at least I think so) CD 28 anyway. AF is due to arrive tomorrow if I ovulated when I thought I did. Either way AF is due within the next 2 days.
Appointments:  Nope
Symptoms if they apply:  Not really
Testing:  I caved and tested yesterday but I was silly and did it in the afternoon and of course I got a glaring negative. Haha. Pretty much what I expected.
Thoughts
:

post #58 of 196
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Originally Posted by NANandAUBIE View Post

Hi ladies! After speaking with DH last night, I expressed some concerns I have about  ttc right now. I realized that this might not be the best time for me emotionally. I also realized that DH and I are just starting to get some much needed time together. I also talked with my mom, who surprisingly was understadning about our wanting to TTC but I was able to speak with her as a woman, vs my mother and she shared with some of my concerns. DH and I have decided to not TTC actively at the moment. I would happily open my arms to anj "Oops" at this time, but im not sure its the best time to try for us. I wish you all luck and BFP'S... I'll be around ;), still going to temp and def stay off birth control, so who knows!

 

Thanks everyone for your support.

 

 

 

I actually been feeling like that too I keep telling myself that if Im not pregnant this cycle that I would go back on BC pills to get my cycle more regular and have shorter time between periods. I hope your break is a good one and when you decided to start ttc again I hope it happeneds quick :)



 

post #59 of 196

Name - fnord


Date - 8/9


Chart it's on the list. smile.gif updating from an iPad is nearly impossible.


Where are you in your cycle 11DPO, CD86


Appointments still have the appt with an endo on the 30th, and need to get a blood test for free testosterone when I get back from vacation


Symptoms - still getting twingey feelings in my ovaries, and my boobs felt weird a few days ago, but they don't feel as weird anymore. I tried to ask SO if they felt weird to him, to get an objective answer, but that didn't work. He just said,"yes, they feel different; they feel heavy and full of milk because you're pregnant!"


Testing - I usually get AF on 11 or 12 DPO, but I haven't felt any crampiness like my period is coming. I don't know if being on thyroid meds will affect my LP, but I think I'll test tomorrow...


Thoughts - I'm quite pleased with life right now and I'm really excited for my trip to Portland.

post #60 of 196

Name - DandJsmommy


Date - 8/9


Chart


Where are you in your cycle CD 37 Not sure about the DPO because I think I just Oed I would have had AF by now if I Oed when I thought.


Appointments no


Symptoms - A fullness in my uterus, heartburn, pulling feelings in my uterus and tingly boobies.


Testing - I took 2 tests this past weekend and they were both negatives but now that I think I Oed just yesterday or possibly today Im gonna wait till the 22nd to test again.


Thoughts - I hope we caught the egg! we DTD yesterday and were gonna try again today to make sure we have enough swimmers up there waiting :)

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