reelala - thank you for the info.. now I see that EVERYTHING needs to be the exact same. I'm going to check out that link. Thanks so much.
Cute apron Lilac - I knit and crochet to keep sane each winter.
Welcome scowgirl! Glad to have you, but hope your stay is short as well. :)
lilacvioletiris - lovely half apron! I wish I was a crafty person. I think it's amazing that people can create things with some skill and their own hands. Also, kind of a bummer about your ex on FB. I myself have cut WAY back on FB because I feel like it was making me into a negative person.
dana - have fun BDing this weekend! best of luck too!
Glad to see everyone's temps are up during this 2WW! I'm at 6 DPO and temps are fairly high, but I started spotting today. :( I usually spot for a few days before AF is due, and it's due about next Tuesday, so I'm pretty disappointed. Not sure if the B6 I have been taking lately will help with luteal phase or not. So either the B6 didn't do anything, or that's implantation spotting, and I don't think that's it, judging from my typical cycle behavior. I'll just keep an eye on things until AF gets here... I hate the 2WW!
I can't tell anyone IRL right now, but had to tell someone. I got a BFP this morning!! Maybe not so "BF" because it's about the faintest line ever. I will attach a photo, but my camera is kind of crappy (plus the line is barely there) and none of the pics I got actually show anything. I am 10 DPO.
Right now I think I'm mainly just a little worried about the fact that my temp dropped a bit this morning. I haven't seen any spotting yet, but this is when AF would normally come, so we'll see what happens. Also I have been taking 100 mg Vitamin B6 to lengthen my luteal phase, and using a little OTC natural progesterone cream here and there (maybe once a day or every other day), so I guess I need to do some research to figure out if I should discontinue those now. I know the B6 is probably too much if I am pregnant, but I'm afraid my hormone levels won't stay high enough if I discontinue both cold turkey.
Then there's the fact that DH is out of town until Wednesday and I need to scoop the box for our 2 cats until then. I know the risk of toxoplasmosis is pretty low... however, when we got them they had coccidia. We treated them for it and their stool samples came back negative, and they also just got off antibiotics (we told the vet their stools were a little soft, and based only on that, she prescribed antibiotics... we were kind of skeptical of this approach but wanted to try and trust the vet). So who knows what, if anything, was causing the soft stools. They are strictly indoors now, and I picked up some of those disposable surgical masks and have been using those and gloves when I scoop the litter--and washing my hands, obviously--but I'm afraid I may have been exposed to it before or something. If we still had our cat who passed away in August, I wouldn't be worried at all, but these kitties are "new" and I don't know what they could have picked up in the short time they were outside at birth.
Really wish I could talk to my DH right about now...
Scowgirl, I can't wait to see what happens tomorrow! Do you have another test? Hopefully the line will get darker. Too funny that you are from Michigan. I moved here in 2001 for my first job and have stayed on! I like it here, even though there aren't as many women my age TTC around here. Most of them my age had kids over the last 10 years. That is why I love this forum.
Thanks for the compliments on the half apron - I traded one last night for a cute pair of Mary Jane crocheted slippers on etsy.com. There is a team called "Trade-a-holics" and all sorts of people who make all sorts of things exchange items with each other. I love it! I think hobbies, whatever form they may take, are so important to keep ones mind occupied and relaxed.
Still high temp today, although almost all of mine have been the same this LP - 97.18 degrees. Maybe I should get a new battery, even though I have only been temping since April.
Feeling kind of sick with coughing. Gonna lay low and relax today.
Hi ladies! I hope that you are all enjoying a great weekend. I am super busy, which is good, but not getting any rest, so next week will be tough.
Calpurnia7, I wish I could stop temping, but I'm still kind of addicted. But I am there with you on the keeping busy helping not obsess. Here's hoping that you get your bfp next week!
Reelala, your temps are looking good, how are you feeling?
Ncat, sorry about the spotting. I hope it's actually something like implantation!
Scowgirl, congratulations! Your stay here looks like it will be super short!
So happy to hear about your temps, lilac, and your successes at constructive frustration. Do I recall you saying that you were testing this weekend?
Afm, aside from the busyness I had a temp surge this am, but last month I had a gradual rise up to this temp before it plummeted on cd 13, which is still 6 days away. Seems so long away! We'll see. I'll just keep trying not to overanalyze the crampy feeling I've been having lately.
Thanks for the congrats, lilacvioletiris and Andaluza! Glad to hear about the continuing/initial high temps you are both experiencing!
Of course, as soon as I said I was not spotting, the next time I went to the bathroom there was pink on the tp. It's been happening like that off and on all day (mostly on, if I'm being honest) and I had a reddish-brown spot on my underwear. Really nervous to see tomorrow morning's temp because I think this might be the short lp coming back to bite me in the butt. I'll test again either way, but I think the result will really only be meaningful if my temp stays up and this darn spotting stops.
Also, I did a stupid thing because although I did get DH to call me and told him over the phone, I couldn't obsess about it at length to him because he's out of the country and we didn't have that long to talk. So I ended up telling my parents and brother this afternoon because I just really wanted to talk about it with someone. I'm afraid I'm going to have to untell. I guess that'll teach me not to do that again.
Congrats Reelala and Scowgirl! Very exciting.
So... AFM. Since I felt crampy but still didn't have my period this morning I POAS.. BFN. I'm REALLY hoping that my period hasn't disappeared again. This time last year it just stopped for 6 months. Of course I've been worried that it wouldn't act right JUST when I needed it to. I kinda want to cry. If it doesn't come in the next few days - our dreams for getting preggers in South Africa are gone. I'm going to try and relax about it.. but I'm pretty down. *fingers crossed* that it's coming today or tomorrow.
Wonderful news, Reelala! Congratulations and my best wishes for a happy & healthy 9 months!
How many days post ovulation are you, Thebyr? Maybe it's just too early to see a + yet?
AFM have been relaxing the past few hours after all my weekend craziness ended. Temp was still very high this am, but the next few days will tell. I had a blood draw Thursday, so I may hear about the results Mon or Tues. I found out that my gyn wants to do some more cycles of clomid if this month doesn't work out, but I am undecided. I think I may do two natural cycles in the next few months before we take a break.
Hope we get even more bfps soon!!!
Congrats Reelala and scowgirl, I hope tomorrow is a stronger line for you and this little one is a sticky!
Yes, I have an etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/CarlasInspirations
Today was an excellent trade day. I made one vendor apron this morning and a little boys tool apron this afternoon. I traded 2 vendors aprons, one tool apron, and a destash of white seed beads in exchange for some awesome Christmas gifts.
Hoping my temp will still be high. Potential test date is Nov. 4, 2011 (my oldest brother's 25th birthday!)
Hey folks, I'm back! We had a two week honeymoon which was absolutely amazing. We came back last weekend and this weekend has been nothing but fun-- I haven't laughed so much in ages. I was also struggling with some work related issues and I'm finally coming to a resolution. So I'm feeling pretty good about life.
CD1 was right at the beginning of the two week vacation and by the time O came around, I'd been hiking, eating healthy food, not stressing, barely drinking coffee or booze... Ladies, I have never had such fertile looking cervical fluid! I am not holding my breath this cycle-- we went to hot springs and DH did a lot of high temp soaking so I wonder if it gave him a low sperm count for the month. However, I am 7DPO and the 2WW crazies are starting to set in. I'm very busy this next week so the rest of the wait shouldn't be that bad.
Good luck andaluza and lilac! Sending you well wishes. Nice to meet everyone else! Didn't get a chance to read very far back on the October thread...
Happy Halloween! Hope you get tons of cute trick-or-treaters!
Reelalla and Scowgirl congratulations!!!!!!! My heart is warmed and excited for you both
I'm CD14 today. SHOW cervix and EWCM so I'm thinking I'll O today or tomorrow. DH is working from home today and I'm starting work late, our houseguests just left, and it's a beautful fall day here. It seems like the perfect morning to make a baby. I really hope it works!