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Krunchy - Congrats on the PhD! And good luck with the job search. That's some interesting info about gender and stress levels. At the rate I'm going, I'm almost guaranteed a girl! I haven't logged into it in months because I've been too busy, but I love the Ravelry.com knitting site. Lots of fun stuff over there. :) I'm really wanting to knit more right now, so maybe I'll get back into it.

 

Shell - Welcome! I learned a lot about TTC by taking an email class from FertilityFriend.com . They walk you through the basics of how your cycle works to more complex stuff like reading your cervical mucus, charting temperatures, and other things. They also have an online charting tool that I've found really useful. I've been charting for over a year now and think I have a pretty good handle on that. Let me know if you have any questions. The Taking Charge of Your Fertility book that Krunchy recommended is really good too.

 

Thebyr - wow!!! I think you just set a record for earliest positive test! Congrats!! Sending lots of sticky energy your way.

 

 

 

I'm still in a funk... but haven't cried in four or five days, so I guess I'm doing a little better. I spent the weekend doing NOTHING but reading. Probably shouldn't have, but I got sucked in and read all three books of the Hunger Games trilogy in two days. We're on our way to visit my family for Thanksgiving... and starting the baby making marathon at the same time. Thank goodness for hotels... even overpriced hotels of questionable quality! I'm back to using OPK's for this cycle because I'm participating in a research study and have to submit a saliva sample and take some tests on ovulation day. So I bought the cheaper test strips instead of the pee sticks that I'm used to, with the intent to test twice a day. I've always had difficulty getting a clear positive OPK, which is why I gave them up. Anyway... the point of my rambling is that I'm glad that I won't have to explain the strange laboratory in the bathroom to any family members, since we're going to be in a hotel room instead of staying with them!

 

 

 

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Thanks TT. I signed up for that study too - but they sent the packet after I left for SA. Hopefully I won't need it. Enjoy your thanksgiving!

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Hi Calpurnia7, sounds like you are probably ovulating as we speak! The day of your low temp is when you ovulate, and so when you bd you were doing it at the perfect time. I hope you see your temp rise in the next few days. It's great that your dh is going along with all the bd. Fingers crossed that you caught the egg!

 

Well, it is still early, ericaf, so don't lose hope yet! How are your temperatures looking? About the progesterone, I have heard about testing levels after ovulation, since that is when levels rise, but not at the beginning of the cycle during af (I could just be unaware of this time to test, though). My gyn tested my progesterone after ovulation to see if I had definitely ovulated and was producing enough to sustain a pregnancy, which I was. I want to test this cycle since now I'm not on clomid and I'm not sure how that was affecting my hormones.

 

I guess time will tell Thebyr, but if those tests were so unreliable, I can't see how they could still be on the market?! I lucked out last cycle by spotting a big sale on the first response early hpts, the boxes all had an extra test in them, and I had a coupon. But I use the dollar tree tests all the time. Well, me and many other women around here, since the shelves tend to be pretty bare of the hpts. Fingers crossed for you!  

 

Reading is a great escape, Tickletoes. Live it up in the hotel room! Sometimes being in a different place can make things much more fun, leaving the stress behind.

 

I'm feeling pain in my ovary area, but I also have gas from some chickpeas at lunch, although I can distinguish between them. I'm waiting to do an opk in an hour and a half from now and boy do I hope it's positive!!

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Hi everyone, well I am definatley going to go get that book and do the charting and the FF.com.... So these are my symptoms I would appreciate any feedback and thoughts as I am going CRAZY!! ..... I  O on or about the 7th or 8th ,,, me and DH have 2whistle.gif  everyday!! since then I have broken out bad, cramped on my right side, have weird cravings, tummy is bloated, super emotional, and the newset one is my breast have been SUPER sore! its almost unbearable... I tested this morning and of course got a BFN greensad.gif I am not late on my AF yet , so maybe its too soon to test ,,, OH and today I had a little creamy white CM ... I usually dont CM at all ... so we use pre seed everytime... I feel Pregnant and my breast are the most tender they have ever been... but when i got that BFN this morning I just cried.. I feel Like I am going crazy or something .. OH and I have been having horrible heartburn......  Thanks for letting me Vent :-)

 

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Thanks Andaluza - I hope I'm just over-analyzing. I hope your opk is positive too!!!

 

I took two more (yeah - two) of the pink ones and you can see faint lines on both - the left one was taken at 4 minutes and you can only see it with the naked eye - not my cell phone. The right one sat around a few hours - I said it was neg originally but when I saw the line later - I retested.

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here is another shot of the second test - I can see the line - but it's invisible to the camera. Maybe tomorrow. lol IMAG0291.jpg

 

Can you see it? Why am I so POAS crazy?

 

Shell - I sure hope you get your positive soon.

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Thebyr I can definitely easily see the line on the one on the right in the upper picture and I think I see something in the bottom pic, too! 

 

Shell77 I have never been pregnant, but some of those symptoms sound promising. What's tough is that it is progesterone that provokes many of the same symptoms for pregnancy and pre-af, so time will certainly tell!  Good luck.

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yeah - I feel like such a dork for taking 3 tests in one day. lol

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ThebyrI wouldnt feel stupid , your excited and you should be... I wished I had a little bit of a faint line on mine.. but I didnt irked.gif  ... So I am waiting till Thursday to take another one ...

 

Andaluza : Yeah I thought the same thing ... maybe pre af symptoms... UGH ... but My breast have never hurt like this... and I havent started charting yet... but I have been taking my temp the last couple days and they are in the high 98's ... is that a good thing?

 

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Shell77, high temps can be good, but it is the trend from pre-O to post-O that really tells you something.  Hopefully they stay high and hopefully get higher!

 

Thebyr, that is so cool that you probably conceived your South Africa Vacation baby!  I think I see a line, too.  Hopefully today's will be higher.  If I had a line, I would totally be testing more than once a day until it really truly was dark and visible to all.  I will be waiting for this morning's FMU pregnancy test!  Dollar Tree HPTs are supposed to be pretty good, their sensitivity is 25 which is the same as FRER.  See this great side by side comparison http://www.peeonastick.com/hpts.html  Since I temp, I wait to find out if my temp dropped or not.  I am hoping for some great news this month too.

 

Oh, the BD marathon with family over Thanksgiving.  Yeah, this is going to be interesting.  Strangely, I expected to O today but my temps the last few days have been exactly the same 96.48 degrees.  I haven't had any spikes and deep valleys this month so maybe my body is being more consistent with temps?  Could this be a good thing?  DH and I had be DTD this weekend but nothing was happening.  Sunday morning we discussed his stress about trying to get me pregnant and how it was negatively affecting his performance.  Just talking about the fact that I am okay with not getting pregnant for a couple more months was enough to help him relax and good things happened.  I think we had a good deposit Sunday morning and Monday morning.  Hopefully I O today or tomorrow, otherwise we will have to get creative at my sister's house with my 6 siblings and mother around.

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Shell - I think I'll be waiting until thursday to take another too.

 

Lilac - yeah - I have really become a POAS addict - my bladder was so full around 3am that I had to jump up and go in the middle of the night. I figured that it was still the FMU so I needed to test.. Still a faint line. BOO HISS BOO! I didn't have the heart to take another one when I got up at 6. Maybe Thursday - maybe later.

 

I'm starting to talk myself out of being preggers. Faint lines make me a non-believer.. I've even convinced myself that all my pregnancy symptoms are mental. However - I'm still taking my prenatals faithfully and watching what I eat and drink. Just in case. I even read that faint lines on the DT tests are really REALLY rare. So - I'm only half talking myself out of it. Oh the TTC conundrum!

 

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Hoping you o soon, lilac! It can be exciting to have to bd in creative places, although this summer at my mother-in-laws it was a little awkward because dh told her we were trying, so she didn't blink when we would go into our bedroom in the small apartment, shy.gif. Embarrassing. 

 

Thebyr, I think you can believe the bfps, since it doesn't seem like you would get so many lines on a fluke. Take care of yourself, pregnant woman! orngtongue.gif

 

AFM, finally opk is almost positive! I am pretty sure it will be glaring tonight when I get home from work, since my surges don't last very long at all. I am so glad we bd last night! 

 

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Hi everyone, well I am definatley going to go get that book and do the charting and the FF.com.... So these are my symptoms I would appreciate any feedback and thoughts as I am going CRAZY!! ..... I  O on or about the 7th or 8th ,,, me and DH have 2whistle.gif  everyday!! since then I have broken out bad, cramped on my right side, have weird cravings, tummy is bloated, super emotional, and the newset one is my breast have been SUPER sore! its almost unbearable... I tested this morning and of course got a BFN greensad.gif I am not late on my AF yet , so maybe its too soon to test ,,, OH and today I had a little creamy white CM ... I usually dont CM at all ... so we use pre seed everytime... I feel Pregnant and my breast are the most tender they have ever been... but when i got that BFN this morning I just cried.. I feel Like I am going crazy or something .. OH and I have been having horrible heartburn......  Thanks for letting me Vent :-)



Your symptoms are totally in line with your luteal phase.  For me, they start right at the tail end of ovulation.  You'll have the tender bbs, bloated tummy, and cravings for a couple to a few days, then they will go away if AF is coming.  If *fingers crossed* AF is not coming, not sure what happens.  I have also started having the creamy CM starting 4-7 DPO.  You might also have a bit of queasiness and disorientation.  The 2WW is the worst, but you can get through it!  Just try to relax and pamper yourself.  Exercise also really helps with the symptoms.

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Thebyr - I think I see faint lines, definitely keep the testing up!

 

TickleToes - sending you happy relaxed vibes!  Take good care of yourself this week, and enjoy some fabulous holiday treats.

 

AFM LP symptoms abound: feeling warm, queasy, sore bbs, crampy, etc.  That compounded with cough medicine (yes, I still have a cough) aren't making for a ton of fun.  I hate that I'm taking cough medicine right now; my system should be squeaky clean as I enter into the 2WW phase.  I've switched from Mucinex to Robitussin DM.  I also got some cinnamon spice tea that I steeped with lemons last night, super soothing.

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Thebyr, I see a line on the test on the right. Just keep testing, and don't feel like a dork for taking so many tests! It's okay to be excited and unsure. I tested every single day for the first couple of weeks because it seemed so unreal. Thank goodness for internet cheapies.

 

Erica, I got pregnant my first cycle using progesterone suppositories, so I really do think they make a difference! You'll have a blood test on CD 21 (I think the CD 3 test is for estrogen, but I could be wrong) and if your levels are low, your midwife will probably recommend using progesterone (either pills or suppositories) every cycle starting a few days after you ovulate. You'll use it until AF arrives or until sometime late in the first trimester, whichever comes first. I get to stop using mine when I'm 12 weeks. If you have any questions at all about progesterone, feel free to PM me.

 

TT, I love your description of your bathroom as a "strange laboratory." That's just a perfect way to describe a TTC woman's bathroom. lol.gif Glad you're feeling a little better.

 

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Hope you all have a lovely holiday.

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Andaluza - that's what I was thinking.. so I called my doctor for the better prenatals - I've been on the gummies for months. The doctor seemed to believe that the tests were correct and gave me the script for citranatal assure yesterday.

 

Cal7 - Yes Ma'am! :-)

 

Thanks Caly I was starting to feel little neurotic about it.

 

In fact - my I got up this morning and tested with FMU since I still had one DT test left. And after 3 minutes I saw a much better line than the ones I got monday evening and yesterday. I can see the line on my phone - but not so much on my computer. DH confirmed that he could see the line and then super side-eyed me for even testing again. lol

 

Both tests are the same - just different light. But the pink line is there and full - so I'm preggers and more preggers than I was monday evening and yesterday. orngbiggrin.gif

 

So - really I won't test again until next Wednesday when my AF is one day late.

 

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Eat lots of Turkey US dwellers! Everyone else - have a great rest of the week!

 

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Thebyr, definitely looks like a stronger line!  Sweet!

 

My temp was up a bit this morning.  I guess I need to wait 2 more days to see if I Od today or not.  Waiting....

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Thanks Lilac! Hope you Od!

 

 

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Both tests are the same - just different light. But the pink line is there and full - so I'm preggers and more preggers than I was monday evening and yesterday. orngbiggrin.gif

 


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The top looks darker, but definitely see a line!

 

My temps were way up this morning, hope to see it sustain!

 

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Looks great, Thebyr! The citranatal I have is the 90 DHA, and they seem to be fine. They have a lot of iron and a stool softener that works pretty well for me.

 

Here's hoping you ovulated, Lilac and Calpurnia7!  Seems as though I've done so or an doing so now. I've had +opks yesterday and today and lots of pain and tenderness in the lower abdominal area last night. Today it feels better and my temps rose half a degree from the last 3 days, so I'm hoping this has been it. We bd the last 3 days and will do so today for good measure! Dh had the fireplace cleaned and inspected, so even though it's not that cold outside, the fire gives us nice atmosphere! 

 

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Congrats thebyr  :-) so happy for  you!!! Bunches of prayers sent your way :-) .... My news not so good :-( AF came and I was not at all happy to see her... so I have a Very normal cycle .. 25 day cycle I always ovulate 4 days after af stops and have a luteal phase of 16 days ... I just dont understand what could be happening .... why cant I get pregnant? Ugh I am so frusterated.. I m going to buy soy Isoflavones today and take that ... and start charting ... and continue to use the pre seed and the ovulation tests...and stop with the everyday bd and only do every other day... ( thats what my doctor told me to do ) ... So maybe I will get a nice Christmas present  ... Oh well at least I can drink my wine for thanksgiving.

 

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