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post #21 of 897
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Originally Posted by CA Country Girl View Post

Oh yeah-

I also got the 21 day Progesterone test yesterday, but it was actually on day 23 because the lab is closed on weekends.  That is supposedly within the window.  Wonder what it will show.shrug.gif



Sorry if this is a stupid question, but what is this test?  I've never heard of it..

post #22 of 897

Gator-mom

 

I think it checks to make sure you have ovulated.  7 days after supposed ovulation, to see how high progesterone levels are.

post #23 of 897
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Gator-mom

 

I think it checks to make sure you have ovulated.  7 days after supposed ovulation, to see how high progesterone levels are.


Oh OK.  Thanks for explaining :)

 

post #24 of 897

CA Country Girl-  I'm hoping you get that BFP this cycle and that it was just too early to test!  Sending baby dust your way!!

post #25 of 897
Thread Starter 

My temp dropped this morning so I am totally confused on what is going on this cycle.  I am not going to lie, I am a total wreck.  My back is out and I am in so much pain and it seems like everyone is pregnant (and due in December which is when I would have been due if I hadn't had a miscarriage) , so the tears are flowing this morning.  Not that that is going to help anything.  Any thoughts?  [url=http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/32d812/]My Ovulation Chart[/url] 

Thinking about stopping temping for my mental health, and DH agrees. 

post #26 of 897
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My temp dropped this morning so I am totally confused on what is going on this cycle.  I am not going to lie, I am a total wreck.  My back is out and I am in so much pain and it seems like everyone is pregnant (and due in December which is when I would have been due if I hadn't had a miscarriage) , so the tears are flowing this morning.  Not that that is going to help anything.  Any thoughts?  [url=http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/32d812/]My Ovulation Chart[/url] 

Thinking about stopping temping for my mental health, and DH agrees. 


I'm definitely a believer in crying to relieve all the 'bad'.  So I think it DOES help!  I hate feeling like I can't contain my emotions, but then I have to remember, why should I?  The more we let ourselves FEEL our emotions, the faster we can heal from whatever is bogging us down.  It looks to me like you just haven't ovulated yet.  I wouldn't worry too much about the ups and downs.  I have mo's like that all the time.  Plus, remember that it is normal to have a dip on O day.  However, I would have to agree with you and your DH.  If you still need to come to peace with your loss and the wanting to replace that void is causing you such stress, then maybe a break is just what you need.  Find something else to focus your energy on for a month and see how you feel at the end of it!  Anyway, sorry you are feeling so down.  hug2.gif

 

post #27 of 897

Sending you HUGS, Ava'sMom!  I'm sorry about your confusion this cycle.  I agree with GatorMom that today may be O day and you have that dip, and will see the temp spike tomorrow.  But I think a break from temping can be very good emotionally.  I know how you feel about everyone being pregnant-  It seems like everyone I know is pregnant too.  It sounds like you have an emptiness in your heart from your miscarriage.  Completely understandable (I had that horrible feeling too for a long time and my miscarriage was very early- and it must be even harder when you were further along).  Hang in there!  You do what you and DH think is best.  Hope you feel better soon.  Hugs!

post #28 of 897

2nd on both the previous posts.  Have you looked at the chart galleries in FF?  There are so many variations in both ovulation and pregnancy charts.  I have also had some strange ups and downs on mine.  If you need a break, stopping temping (if it will help ease your stress) would be a good idea, but this chart does not look too odd to me.  So sorry about the MC.  I have also found myself angry and envious when I hear someone else is pregnant.  It is even hard for me to see babies.  Virtual hugs to you.  Maybe, go snuggle your DD.  That helps me.

 

post #29 of 897
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Thats ladies, I really appreciate your support and insight.  Maybe you are right and I haven't ovulated, but all my other signs indicate that I did, or maybe it is all in my head.  I think I will put the thermometer away for the rest of this cycle.  But there is that part of me that is curious what is going on.  But judging from my emotional state, setting the thermometer aside may be the best bet.  Just went to the chiropractor and my back feels the best it has all week.  Going to acupuncture and chiro tomorrow.  This is probably the red flag I needed to get into a workout routine and get strong again, it has been so hard for me to consistently exercise, all I have are mommy muscles!

post #30 of 897
Ava's Mama - Sounds like you're doing the best thing you can right now, and taking care of yourself. I hope things continue to feel better!!

AFM - I started spotting las night. Maybe implantation bleeding?! It could be a crazy cycle, but I do tend to be quite regular. I guess it's a down side to not temping, when stuff like this happens! I'm really trying not to overanalyze smile.gif
post #31 of 897

Add me to the too early testing club. I couldn't help myself this morning (9 DPO) even though I KNEW it was too early. I've just been feeling off, so I had convinced myself that if I was feeling symptoms that surely there would be enough HCG for the test. No such luck. I'll probably be weak again tomorrow if my temp stays high.

post #32 of 897

Hello ladies! Hubs and I are TTC #2 since Dec. 2010. I had to have an ovarian cyst removed in may which made us take a month off. I am on my second cycle with 50 mg of clomid. I temp everyday and do OPKs cd 8-next AF. As far as the doctor can tell all of my parts are working I just need a little assistance in the ovulation department. Today I saw my happy positive digital opk smiley! Last night and today I have been feeling ovulation pain. We are hoping that come September 7th we will see our BFP. I am wishing all of you ladies a ton of baby dust!IMG_0357.jpg

post #33 of 897

Sending you baby dust Lilly!  That smiley face is so reassuring!  dust.gif

 

Sounds like you have a good plan, PurelyMama.  Hugs to you and I hope that this break will give you the mental sanity you need!

 

AFM: Was my fist day back at school and I'm glad to have something to focus on for now so that I don't to obsessing.  Last Fall I got way too stressed about TTC last Fall.  I think the fact that I don't have a deadline this year will help me out tremendously as I will be graduated by the time my due date rolls around from this cycle forward.  Now, the only thing I have to stress me out is the fact that DS is already 4 1/2 and I feel like the age gap is getting bigger every day.  But I know that he will be happy to have a sibling at any time, and it's not like it's going to be a disappointment if it's later rather than sooner.  So with as much will power as I have, I am trying to be zen about this!  I'm glad I'm not in OB this rotation..cuz that was rough last semester..CONSTANTLY reminding me that I was NOT pg!! 

post #34 of 897

Oh..also.  I'm 6DPO now and things are looking pretty good so far!

http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/3076f9

post #35 of 897
Hi all!

My DD is 15mo and I'm on my first PPAF smile.gif (It's weird to be so excieted about a period, right?) I'm also coming off of the minipill, so I suppose it could be withdrawal bleeding, but I'm optimistic. Anyway, I'm trying to get back in the habit of temping and we're officially trying for the second LO. joy.gif I bought 100 OPKs and 40 pregnancy tests on ebay and they arrived today. I'm wondering about the OPKs, though, since I'm on campus (in a big shared office) all day on Tues/Thurs ... I suppose I'll figure it out!
post #36 of 897

I'm thirty, and we've been trying for three years to have #2. We need fertility assistance (DH is transgender [FtM] so doesn't produce sperm) so it's sort of a rough road. We actually managed to get pregnant in late June, but miscarried at eight weeks. We're jumping right back in, though. Our daughter's eight and a half (the first day of third grade was today!) and I really don't want to be starting over with an infant once she hits double digits, so I feel like the clock's really ticking.

 

Anyhow, I've gotten out the thermometer again, and we're (rather optimistically) ordering sperm tomorrow, and I guess we'll see what happens. Yay for a shiny new credit card? Fingers crossed that the BFP doesn't take another three years.

post #37 of 897

Good Morning Mommies.

Hello Megan and Crystal (sorry for shortening screen names). Thanks again Ava's Mama for starting this great thread. My daughter had her first day of Kindergarten yesterday.  It is an exciting and slightly bittersweet step.  I had hoped she would have a baby sibling by now.  But I am so proud to see her growing into such a sweet, smart girl.  Hope you all have a great day,

post #38 of 897
Thread Starter 

Didn't temp this morning and I feel free and better emotionally.  :)  Anyone testing between September 5-7??

post #39 of 897

I will be testing On September 7! I had a dream I had gotten my BFP and was having multiples! I sure hopes that good things are happening in my body hehe. Today is CD 16 and had positive opk yesterday accompanied by ovulation pain!

post #40 of 897

I guess I'll be testing around the 1st of Sept..

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