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post #141 of 209
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Erin, it is actually my DH who is the Canadian!  I love him.  He has really appreciated his medical care here, so far just a general practioner/family physician.  He lived in Kingston, ON and said that for 3 of the 10 years he lived there he didn't have a family doctor because none in the area had openings for new patients and the doctor he had when arrived retired.  He just went to walk in clinics to get his health care.  Also he loves the fact that although he has to pay a $20 copay to see the doctor, he actually gets to "see the doctor" and take care of all his concerns in one shot.  His Dear Mother who just had a recurrence of breast cancer showing up in her hip, ribs, and skull was told at her last appointment, "Sorry we can only talk about 2 concerns today.  If you have a third, you will need to make another appointment."  The cancer doctor is 2 hours away from where they live in the sticks of Ontario.  Come back?  What?  Both DH and I have excellent health care coverage through our jobs.  If we didn't, my response may be different but given our situation, it has been good.  As a kid I didn't have health insurance, my parents would pay out of pocket for health care if we were really sick.  We survived but I am sure we could have been better if we had more access to health care.

 

Now on the area of maternity leave, Canadians and other countries have it RIGHT!  One year of maternity leave would be the bomb.  I get paid leave of 6 weeks and 6 more weeks of unpaid leave.  I was so hoping for a April or May baby so I could have my 6 weeks of paid leave, then summer vacation as a teacher.  No such luck for 2012 but 2013 has promise.

post #142 of 209

Well, I spoke too soon about the herbs working.  AF showed up today, giving me my 2nd 8 day LP in a row.  I already have that followup appt with my doc next week, so I'll be sure to address it with him then.

post #143 of 209

nemrac - Totally! I loved Chicago when I went back to visit it a few years back, such a fantastic city. I'm so sorry to hear that AF has arrived and your LP length hasn't extended, it must be disappointing for you. I hope your doctors visit brings some answers for you!

 

AFM - EWCM! I think I might have finally ovulated or am at least just about to. Hurrah!

 

post #144 of 209

Hello All... well My AF started Saturday and came with a vengance!! I stayed in bed with cramps and bright red blood all weekend ( I thought I was going to need a transfusion) I know TMI ...I was also very sad because I had major pregnancy signs greensad.gif So I started on taking 160mg of the Soy Isoflavones on Sunday and I will take them till thursday. I did a lot of research and I really hope it works ... that way i can have a little halloween baby :-) ... I also started fertility friends and temping .. but I didnt start temping till CD 3 but its already all over the place.. CD3 97.01 CD4 97.21 CD5 96.88... I wonder what this means? I havent been sleeping very good at all ... but I temp every morning at 7 am before I do anything!! 

 

I was born in Chicago and go every summer to visit my family ... small world!

post #145 of 209

Uh oh, I am starting to get excited this month. I am about 6 DPO and I have been having little tiny cramps in the vicinity of my left ovary for three days now. They are consistent, every few minutes I feel a twinge, and it's totally unusual. Still have another several days to wait and I'm trying not to get crazy about it.

post #146 of 209

Shell - I am sorry to hear about your vengeful AF!  I've been curious about soy isoflavones for awhile, but my acupuncturist long ago told me I should stay away from phytoestrogens.  

 

TeamViddy - The cramping sounds like a good sign.   I think any change from my regular cycle symptoms is a good sign though!shy.gif

 

Lilac - I am with you on timing for summer vacation babies.  At this point though, I'll take any baby, any time!  

 

nemrac - Sorry to hear about your short LP/AF arrival.   Are you trying anything to lengthen it yet?

post #147 of 209
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nemrac, that stinks.  Hopefully your doctor can get something worked out.

 

Rebekah, EWCM is exciting stuff!  Hope this means good things for you.

 

Shell77, do you have a link to your chart?  I would love to see it.  Seems like some pretty normal "movement" in temps. 

 

TeamViddy, seems like you and I are cycle buddies this month, I am 7 DPO so just waiting to see what happens.  I am hoping you get a BFP, I am less sure for myself given my O date was 2 days earlier than it has ever been!

 

PUH, yep, I would like a summer vacation baby but I will take a baby whenever one decides that my belly is its growing place.

 

AFM, temp at a normal high but otherwise nothing special going on.

post #148 of 209



 

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nemrac, that stinks.  Hopefully your doctor can get something worked out.

 

Rebekah, EWCM is exciting stuff!  Hope this means good things for you.

 

Shell77, do you have a link to your chart?  I would love to see it.  Seems like some pretty normal "movement" in temps. 

 

TeamViddy, seems like you and I are cycle buddies this month, I am 7 DPO so just waiting to see what happens.  I am hoping you get a BFP, I am less sure for myself given my O date was 2 days earlier than it has ever been!

 

PUH, yep, I would like a summer vacation baby but I will take a baby whenever one decides that my belly is its growing place.

 

AFM, temp at a normal high but otherwise nothing special going on.



 I'm not sure how to do the link... its fertiltyfriends.com and my user name on that site is Scottysbaby ... I dont even know how to put those cute little icons on the bottom of my profile ( like when you make a reply)

post #149 of 209

PUH - I certainly have.  Vit B6, Vitex, and Red Raspberry.  Didn't even get a day added.  So far the only benefit I've seen from the herbs is my AF itself isn't quite as heavy as it usually is, but I am only 3 days into it.

 

Shell - When you're on your homepage on ff.com, you'll see a collection of 8 buttons under your current chart.  The one in the bottom right will say "Share". From there you can get a link to your charts that you can share with us so we can see your charts, too.

 

Had a different doc's appt today, for a skin biopsy.  I got him to order an FSH test since I know that's one of the possibilities for a LPD and today happened to be cycle day 3 for me.  I figured I'd rather just get the test done and hopefully be able to just cross it off the list when I see my Gyn next week.

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PUH - I certainly have.  Vit B6, Vitex, and Red Raspberry.  Didn't even get a day added.  So far the only benefit I've seen from the herbs is my AF itself isn't quite as heavy as it usually is, but I am only 3 days into it.

 

Shell - When you're on your homepage on ff.com, you'll see a collection of 8 buttons under your current chart.  The one in the bottom right will say "Share". From there you can get a link to your charts that you can share with us so we can see your charts, too.

 

Had a different doc's appt today, for a skin biopsy.  I got him to order an FSH test since I know that's one of the possibilities for a LPD and today happened to be cycle day 3 for me.  I figured I'd rather just get the test done and hopefully be able to just cross it off the list when I see my Gyn next week.


[url=http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/37766f]My Ovulation Chart[/url]               ha I feel like a dummy... lol
 

 

post #151 of 209

AF came yesterday! The first time I have ever been excited about AF - my hubby is going away on a trip on the 16th and I will probably o on the 14th so timing is right for once!  Praying for a V-day baby!

post #152 of 209

Shell - Ugh, I'm so sorry to hear about AF. She can be such a piece of work! It's hard to say about the temping, but it's not unusual for it to fluctuate a bit and it will take a few cycles before you start to see what's normal for you. Although hopefully you'll be pregnant by then!

 

TeamViddy - I like the sound of these cramps! Crossing my fingers for you!

 

Lilac - It is very exciting! I hear you about the summer vacation baby timing, but like you I'd just be happy whenever at this point. Really, for us if I waited another two months that would be perfect timing but as we all know we have seemingly little control over the whole process so I don't want to tempt fate!

 

PUH - Haha, hooray for AF!!

 

AFM - It doesn't look like I've O'd yet, but still have watery and ewcm and based on last cycles temps I think maybe I will today or tomorrow. My temps are still low, but hopefully a spike is coming soon. I've been a bit braindead this week with the first school week of the year, no teaching yet but so many meetings! I am excited after meeting our new Yr 9's (13yrs, first year at high school) though, they are so very cute!

post #153 of 209
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Rebekah, I hear you on those meetings.  For me it is the middle of the 3rd quarter and parent teacher conferences are coming up.  This last week has been intense for me with meetings.  Next week more so as parent teacher conferences come up.

post #154 of 209

Lilac, how is your 2WW going? Are you feeling anything?

 

 

post #155 of 209
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Temps still at normal high, three temps exactly the same the last three days.  Weird metallic taste in my mouth.  Kind of crampy.  Waiting to see what happens with my temp tomorrow.

post #156 of 209

Lilac - Teaching definitely can tire me out, but it's the meetings that really do me in! We've got a lot of politics going on at school at the moment, too which adds to the stress levels. My mantra for this year is to let it go and focus on this things I can change, my teaching and not the crazies in management! You're chart's looking pretty good btw! goodvibes.gif Good vibes coming your way!

 

AFM - Huge temp spike this morning so I'm guessing I O'd today or yesterday, unfortunately we've got a pretty slim chance with only one BD session in my fertile window. I was hoping we could try again last night and/or today but my husband is really sick at the moment :( Oh well, fingers crossed what we did was enough to catch the egg!

post #157 of 209

Maybe it's just a weird temp month?  I am definitely having odd temps.  97.5 every day.  I'm usually 97.2 early, and 98.3 late.  no shift, no nothing.  Also some breast tenderness... Tuesday will be 5 days before expected AF, so maybe some lucky news.... guessing not without any shift at all in temp.  *sigh*   Weirdness.

post #158 of 209
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I am expecting AF on Tuesday or Wednesday.  FF has set my test date for Wednesday.  Temp was stable again for the fourth day.  Good sign?

post #159 of 209

I'veeee been stalking your chart this week Lilac, I dunno.... lookin goodddddd. Your temp seems to usually drop by day 10, right? goodvibes.gif

post #160 of 209

Lilac, sounds like a good sign! Keeping my fingers crossed for you.

 

Rebekah, you never know! Hopefully this is your month. We usually only get one BD in my fertile window- that's what happens naturally. Once we BD'd because I requested to get an extra in during my fertile window. DH wasn't that into it and it just felt yucky. So I am just going with the slower pace, not holding my breath. Er, trying not to.

 

I totally got the 2WW crazies and felt a bunch of phantom symptoms. AF paid her visit yesterday morning (an hour after I broke down and POAS!). Last night while laying in bed I started one of those late-night wine soaked philosophical rants. It was something like this. Each month when AF has come (I think this is six now?) I don't really feel sad. The moment DH and I got together a few years ago, I knew he would be the father of my children. If it doesn't happen this month, it will happen. I just know in a very deep place that my DH and I were meant to raise a family together. The timing is secondary. Now, the part of this process that does seep under my skin is the loss of potential each month. I can keep working towards my own potential, but the potential of a new life! I was watching floor gymnasts while working out yesterday and I was thinking of how our child has the potential to be a great athlete. Or scholar. Or just your average do-right person. Either way, I know the soul who is right for our family is just taking its time in finding us. That's OK with me. I'm just looking forward to it-- it's hard to wait.

 

Do you harbor these dreams for a child who doesn't yet exist? Do you feel like that plays a big part in your TTC journey?

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