you are right, once he stops taking *prescription drugs, it takes a couple days for it all to get out of his system.
Edited by aHikaru - 2/28/12 at 6:09pm
you are right, once he stops taking *prescription drugs, it takes a couple days for it all to get out of his system.
Happy birthday dear Litmama! Welcome to 44. I won't be with you here for long, but nice to be here together for now. Your celebrating sounds lovely. We'll put our heads together about the yogurt warming conundrum. Several times I've seen the St. Benoit's and considered it, but it crosses the expensive line for me too. I have some big glass jars myself, ready to make yogurt in. I don't have a slow cooker. I've heard people use a heating pad in a cooler. I've got neither of those either. I wonder if a hot water bottle, rotated occasionally in cooler would do the job. I could buy a cooler. Your travel decision sounds intense. Good wishes in the journey of working that out.
gumblossom, so sorry you've had such a tough week. (((hug))) It is really tough to be caring for everyone else when you don't feel well. You are a trooper. Your pg symptoms sound very promising. I hope this is your month. Maybe the feeling negative is part of that. I don't think a BFN at 10 dpo means all that much. Crossing everything for you.
Shell, so sorry to hear about your upsetting doctor experience. I hope the next one is much better. Happy 20 years of being a mama! That's awesome.
Welcome beingmommy! I think worrying is just part of being a mama and mama to be, so I say, don't worry about the worrying! Know that it is because you care. With the statistics, I find that they sound a lot better if you flip them around. For example, if there is a 1 in 25 chance of some birth defect, then think it's a 24 of 25 chance of not having that birth defect--those sound like pretty good odds. One great thing about this board is that you will hear tons of stories of babies that turn out just fine.
Thanks, Waturmama. I'm out this month. I'm now 12 DPO and a first response test was starkly negative this morning. Which doesn't surprise me as my temperature has dropped, and I no longer have breast tenderness. I also feel the irritability has lifted, which is a sign that AF isn't far off. In some ways I feel sad, but I keep telling myself, that for some reason, the time isn't right.
I had acupuncture yesterday, and as I was telling my TCM lady what was going on in my life, I listened to myself tell her how busy and crazy things are right now. It made me realize that right now probably isn't the best time. We are also just starting to get back on our feet after a very tight time financially, and that's because I'm back at work. I think getting pregnant right now would mean I'd find working very difficult, in terms of morning sickness and tiredness, so maybe it's better if that happens later on in the year, when I've settled back into teaching (our school year starts in Feb in Australia).
But of course, it is hard to remain positive that "when the time is right it will happen", when I am 45. I worry about time slipping away.
Anyway, whilst I lay there with acupuncture needles all over me, I really relaxed, and meditated, and could see my future daughter (this, of course could be something that I brought into my mind), and asked the universe to give me a hopeful sign. I then forgot all about it. Later while I was grocery shopping I heard a little baby crying, and saw in the trolley right next to me a newborn baby girl. Later I saw a lovely fully pregnant belly. I know it is just coincidence, but I don't always see brand new babies in the supermart. I live in a retirement town, so I usually see elderly people in the supermart.I hope it is a hopeful sign that I should just trust.
I'm not sure about the antibiotics and painkillers for my husband's sperm. I recall years ago when we were ttc our 15 year old daughter, my husband had toncillitis, he had a strong antibiotic and the doctor told us it would take three months for his sperm to recover. I do worry about that, but I'm going to do a bit of research and see if I can find out some more. Shell, I'll let you what I find out. Maybe this is a way of putting off a pregnancy, and a chance for me to be in tip top shape too.
Sorry, this post is all about me.
Shell, I just found out that the antibiotic (cephalexin) that my husband is on is okay and won't affect sperm quality. But other antibiotics can affect them, so you need to look up that specific one.
I couldn't find anything that suggested codeine was an issue, but Ibuprofen might be.
I should think it'll all be out of his system in a couple of weeks - hopefully he won't be needing them for much longer.
Thank You Waturmama
Thank You Gum Blossom , My Dh is on Ogmentin (sp) and now I am on Doxycyclin (I am sorry your out this month)
I had a large Lump on my neck and so I went and saw another doctor about it, It was 24 centimeters and it was over my throat glands... So he surgically removed it ... So now I am on antibitics and Tylenol for pain...11 Stitches I look like I have had my neck sliced open... well I guess I have haha , I should know in a week if its benign or not.. I am pretty positive that it is benign, I am just really glad it is out of my neck!! I am sore and have to take it easy for 10 day's then i can go about my normal routines.... I hope with me and Dh on antibiotics that this does not mess us both up ... I am just waiting to Ovulate... I have a sonogram scheduled for the day FF say's I am supposed to O ... would that be interesting if they could see something happening with me?
DH Birthday is Monday so we are celebrating Saturday night and next Sat we are having a big party with 2 other birthday friends of ours... So this will be a busy month... this sunday my DD(age 11) is having a vogue modeling shoot , So that will be fun to get to go watch ! And then the 16th we are going to spend the weekend out of Town.. going to Sea World ! So I have a very busy month planned.
Well I Pray for everyone daily Baby wishes to you all
Yikes about that lump, Shell! I'm glad it's out of there.
I like the story of your signs in the grocery store, gumblossom.
AF came today, CD1. I ovulated early this month, so we really did not have a legitimate try. I was pleased that my luteal phase was 14 days. It is amazing how when we don't try (and just occasionally when we do) I don't have the symptoms I have on the months when we do try. I guess I am pretty consistently having chemical pgs. Or maybe there is some other factor.
So I am hoping to backread on this thread and get to know everyone here a little more. But haven't quite had the time yet.
Anyway, I think I am on the brink of ovulation right now and so far things are looking fertilish (good CM and all that - heh). Eeek! Crossing my fingers!
I also just found out that my brother and SIL are expecting their second. She's only 6 weeks along so it's still very early but it's very exciting. (She's quite a bit younger than me so not quite in the boat I am.)
Hoping for babies for everyone!
Oh, Stevi, I'm sorry. But it's a one off,isn't it? It doesn't mean you're infertile. You still have time.
I've just spent a couple of days resting - as I seem to have caught a bug. Not surprising when I've just gone back to working with students after three years off, I guess there are a few viruses I need to catch up on. It was a good excuse to have a rest - something I don't often get. I felt a bit better today and took my two youngest kids to the beach. It was perfect. I just loved watching them play. My daughter is 11 and a half, and my son is 3 and a half, and they had a wonderful time playing together. I sat and watched and thought about how lucky I am, and that if my spirit baby doesn't find his/her way to me, then I shall be content with my lot. I still think the little spirit is there, but who knows how it will make its way to me?
Anyway, still feeling positive that my fertile days aren't over.
It is interesting what you say about symptoms, Waturmama, I really think that it is likely that you are experiencing chemical pregnancies. I think we all do a lot more often than we realize. I'm amazed at how often I have symptoms before implantation, then the symptoms seem to go away, and I wonder if an egg fertilized but then doesn't implant. When I think about it, our babies really are miracles, aren't they?
gumblossom, I went to the beach with my ds yesterday, too! I'm also just going for enjoying the child I have. We sure had a great time yesterday. I love hearing that your two kids with the 7 year age spread had a great time together. Yes, our babies are miracles.
Stevi, have you tried TCM ? It has done a lot for me in making my cycle more regular.
WaturMama... I cannot afford a TCM. My cycles were very regular until recently. I'm really afraid this may be early menopause. But then again, I had that weird cycle just before that one too, when I took a high dose of soy isoflavones. So, it could have been more after effects from that.
So Good News!! My Test results came in on my lump and its benign So that is a load off!!! I think I am ovulating today and me and DH didnt bd yesterday... So We will tonight... even though we are both on antibiotics I still dont want to miss a opportunity , I am having my Sonogram tomorrow and I am so excited to finally see whats been going on in there lol ... My 11 year old DD did her mini Vogue fashion shoot , so I have to show ya'll her picture .. She may be famous one day .
Stevi, a lot of communities have TCM clinics (where multiple patients are in one room) that offer services at very low prices. Maybe even that would be too much, but I wanted to make sure you were aware of that possibility. You seem very young for menopause. Does young menopause run in your family? I know that can be true of some families. I hope it's just soy blip.
Waturmama... I'm pretty sure my mother went through early menopause, but I'm not certain, and she's not around anymore to ask. I also have no relatives on her side to ask about family history since she was adopted. All I can do is see what each new cycle brings and hope it's not. Thanks for the info on group TCM, sadly right now everything is too expensive. I will keep it in mind if my financial situation improves.
Shell77... Your daughter looks just like you!
Think Reproductive Thoughts!
Stevi: Thank You , I am very proud of her as you can see lol .....
AFM: I had my sonogram today , I wont know anything till I guess the doctor gerts the report... But they did tell me they saw follicles on both sides I just wish I knew more... But hopefully the doctor will call me with the results within the next couple of day's.
I would like to announce the birth of my gorgeous baby boy on March 7 2012! I had a very long labor but was with an amazing team of midwives at a great hospital here along with my amazing doula (who is also a homebirth midwife), a dear friend, my partner, and my 9-year-old (who was there to see little brother enter the world) -- and the whole experience was actually fantastic. Baby was 9 lbs 13 oz!
I did have to get an induction because of the discovery of low amniotic fluid at 40 weeks (even Ina May agrees that this situation requires an induction) but I did go into early labor myself before the induction began so they were able to skip cervical ripening and they went amazingly easy on the Pitocin. I have to say that many of my fears about hospital birth were completely vanquished by this experience. It IS possible to have a good hospital birth, even an induced labor, if you have the right support team -- and I really did.
Sending you all very fertile wishes! (and for those of you waiting for books -- will send them soon and sorry for the delay!)