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post #81 of 126

Congrats Skinnylove!!!!

 

AFM- AF came this morning.. :( on the up-side, my luteal phase is getting longer.. so when we actually start TTC again it will be easier. And I am definitely disappointed, but after the horrendous night we had last night I am actually a little relieved. Not sure what this means for our TTC future either.. ah well.. happy thursday everyone!

post #82 of 126

Sorry LadyCatherine.  I really thought this was it for you. :(

Congrats to the BFP! :)

 

Running late to work...but of course I had to stop on here first! lol  Talk more later...

post #83 of 126

LadyCatherine, sorry about AF, and very sorry to hear that you had a rough night!

 

Sleepingbeauty, were you waiting to start your cycle following the BCP? any luck?

 

Gozal, Thanks, I really appreciate your words and its great to hear from you! FXed for your IUI! Good luck!!

 

Anyalily, that's so great about having friends during your day! I love your idea of planning outings every morning. Man, if I could make that happen... I'm gonna try! I'm an "accidental" SAHM. I think if I could work harder at being a better SAHM, I'd be happier about not having a lot of work right now. I think that's gonna be my goal for the next week or two: focus on being more proactive about planning projects and outings with my DD. Thanks for inspiring me!

 

Cassandra, I second Anyalily, positive OPK and EWCM: get busy! No? Possible your body is gearing up again? Do you temp? I couldn't see your FF chart.

 

SKINNYLOVE!! CONGRATULATIONS!! WOOHOO!! That's great!!! (And early!) Congratulations!!

 

Angierae So sorry about your being sick. It's terrible, hunh?! I hope you get better quick and that O was delayed for your recovery!

 

Doularebekah, how's it going? you're 2ww now? FXed!

post #84 of 126
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Cassandraz, am i wrong or could you still catch the eggie if you are O'ing now? I may have missed something. About the phobia, I am right there with you. I totally lose my mind when I am nauseous. Are you scared about conceiving and having morning sickness? It is one of the biggest reasons why I don't feel entirely ready. My traumatic labor and delivery has faded into the past (thanks to a lot of work on ptsd... EMDR is amazing!) but the nausea is a big fear. I am doing work on it though, and it is part of the reason I want to be in good shape. I've heard gentle exercise can make the morning sickness lessen. Also, sea bands were a life saver...



 

your right smile.gifSperm can live up to 7 days if the environment is sustainable. 

 

We were definitely TTC, no worries here, I actually had a great natural birth experience, despite being in a hospital. 

 

Long story short (so your updated):

we started having unprotected this month, I left to visit family last Friday and I have been using OPK's to give me something to do during the 2ww, but yesterday I got a pretty dark positive on the OPK yesterday (cd21), then EW CM shortly after, so I'm assuming I Ovulated later than I thought, which is bad news because it's 6 days past the last BD, but good news because I'll be back home before I ovulate, so we'll be together when we catch the egg. biggrinbounce.gif

 

**i deleted my FF account, I was driving myself crazy, I'll prob open up a new one after February's cycle if we don't get pregnant..


Edited by aHikaru - 1/26/12 at 7:43am
post #85 of 126

Gozal...   Ooooh! I'm so jealous!!!! I hope the IUI is the lil extra you needed to get knocked up! (I would jump at medical intervention if I could afford it.)

 

AAM...   The bleeding seems to have stopped, nothing yesterday or today. My CM is still creamy, so I suspect the bleeding was hormonally related. I'm on CD11, I'm usually looking to ovulate starting now, but this cycle I'm still awaiting the arrival of EWCM. I'm hoping it was all just a fluke, and not the beginning of menopause. Sigh

post #86 of 126

Doularebekah: Thank you so much!! You're so sweet with your teary eyes! smile.gif    Haha, yeah I love that smiley, too! goodvibes.gif  Excited for your TWW!

 

cozal: I hope you have great luck with your IUI!

 

Angie: I'm sorry you're not feeling very well. Maybe your body is just giving its all this month to fighting your bug and then next month, you'll be super healthy and fertile! FX

 

anyalily: Thank you! And good for you for eating better. We all know how difficult that can be, so BRAVO and keep up your good work!

 

LadyCatherine: Thank you! I'm sorry about AF. I sure do despise her (for many reasons).

 

jpack: I know, so early! I was 100% expecting a negative test, which is why I did it in the afternoon and not earlier, etc. Thank you!

 

stevi: I'm sending positive vibes your way! You're not even old enough to be considering menopause!

 

AFM: Feeling lots of AF-like cramping this morning, which is carrying over from last night. Also, abnormally hungry and running to the bathroom a lot. I really hope the cramping doesn't mean anything negative. I'm not really sure how common that is. Does anyone have any experience with that?

post #87 of 126

I don't have a lot of advice to give you guys, but I am following all of the ups and downs and rooting for everyone!

 

AFM: Still doing yoga, taking vitamins, and bd-ing! I'm at CD 16, and I'm pretty sure that I had ovulated last week. 

I'm a little crampy, and my appetite has been weird for the last few days- like I'll feel like I'm starving, start eating, and then get disgusted and not be able to eat whatever is in front of me. I'm also exhausted- I slept for 12 hours last night (which was GLORIOUS!)

So I'm hoping these are all good signs!

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #88 of 126
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Sleepingbeauty, were you waiting to start your cycle following the BCP? any luck?



 

I was.  It arrived right on time with my pre-pill schedule!  34 days.  Perfect!  the pain wasn't too, too bad.  Attacked with Ginger tea.  I might have to take the anti-inflamitory medicine.  I'll try it this next cycle and find something that works for me so I don't have to get back on the pill ever again.

post #89 of 126

Is everyone having a good week? 

This is going to sound bad- but I am starting to get sick of bd-ing! It feels so business like instead of romantic. This is not how I pictured I would get pregnant. I always thought it would just happen. In addition, last night my mother in law told me that I will have to work to pay back my student loans, because I certainly don't expect her son to do that. Arrrgh! I don't, but I am working now and paying HIS tuition, so that he doesn't need to take out loans, so....?!?! 

 

Anyways.... I want to be a SAHM, maybe work every other weekend or a couple days a week. But I don't want to have a baby and then not enjoy it. Anyone have any thoughts? I am just frustrated right now...

post #90 of 126

sleepingbeauty: I had miserable AFs before I went on the pill--I actually kept passing out and going into shock, going to the hospital, etc. So I went on the pill and nearly stopped having periods altogether, which isn't really a great option either. Plus, I just didn't feel emotionally like myself. Felt all over the place on the pill. So I stopped taking it shortly before I got married and then started seeing an acupuncturist after being referred by a friend. I had one bought of the fainting cycle and then no more after that. Plus, the treatments got my hormones back on track again so that I feel more like myself and I have a more normal flow, which is a good thing for getting pregnant. So, for me, that made all the difference. And no more pill for me! :-) Maybe just something to think about.

 

LisaAdkins: I'm sorry about the MIL drama. Mine has a borderline personality disorder, so I understand the stress that their opinions can cause. That's a really neat gift that you're giving your husband and future family--paying his tuition so that he doesn't have to take out loans. How do you mean you don't expect him to pay your loans? Like, that he won't be able to financially, or that he shouldn't have to because their yours?

 

I totally understand wanting to be a SAHM. I read a book recently called "From the Hips" and it shared fun and interesting perspectives from working moms that I had never considered before. It pointed out that many (if not most?) women work at some point when their children are little and still get tons of time with their kids in addition to the salary and recognition in their career. It reminded me that being a working mom is totally possible and can be really enjoyable depending on what you make of it.

post #91 of 126

LadyCatherine - so sorry about AF, but glad your LP is getting longer! 

 

LisaA - your MIL sounds as nasty as mine.  Grrr.....that is so frustrating, and can cause a lot of marital strain.  I've learned to either ignore mine or leave the house when she's over.

 

 

post #92 of 126

Skinnylove- Well, I don't expect him to pay them- even though I am sure he will! But if he told me that I should work a couple hours a week to cover it, then that would be fine- because they are mine! But the way she said the word EXPECT. I don't EXPECT him to do anything! Everything we do for each other we do because we love each other and that is just how it is! Do you remember the author from the book? I may try to find and read it!

 Lisoula- I am sorry about your MIL. Mine is nice most of the time, but sometimes she just gets to me. 

post #93 of 126

LisaAdkins: Here's the link to the book: http://www.amazon.com/Hips-Comprehensive-Open-Minded-Uncensored-Pregnancy/dp/0307237087. It was a fun read!

 

I see--thanks for clarifying. I understand you getting miffed at her word choice. It sounds like she maybe meant it rudely. Maybe his MIL will eventually recognize that it's also sort of a reality of (many) marriages that we end up paying bills we didn't incur and for things we didn't want, need, or use. Although her statement implies that she's pretty protective of money, in general.

 

Her word choice made me chuckle though because I really do expect my husband to pay for my student loans that are about 5 times greater than his as well as my truck payment, food, electricity use, phone, waxing--just about anything you can think of. And he expects me to pay for his truck, electricity use, food, energy drinks, dinners with the guys, brewing supplies, etc. But there's nothing but love in it for us because we share our finances and see it as that debt (regardless of the owner) brings us down and needs to be taken care of ASAP. Kind of like, if it hurts one of us, it hurts the other. "The greater good" kind of thing.

 

 

I'm a bit of a rambler in case everyone didn't notice! I'm a writer-editor by trade. Sorry!

post #94 of 126

LisaAdkins- Your MIL sounds like a piece of work!  I'm sorry you are having to go through that.  I'm lucky enough to have a pretty decent MIL who generally takes my side with all things Dh lol.

 

Skinnylove- Dh and I are the same way.  When we got married we had a long talk and decided that our individual debt would now be considered joint debt and we would work our butts off to pay it all off.

 

AFM- Not much is going on around here other than a lot of bd'ing.  I am still waiting to O so that's all that will be going on for the next few days at least.

 

post #95 of 126
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sleepingbeauty: I had miserable AFs before I went on the pill--I actually kept passing out and going into shock, going to the hospital, etc. So I went on the pill and nearly stopped having periods altogether, which isn't really a great option either. Plus, I just didn't feel emotionally like myself. Felt all over the place on the pill. So I stopped taking it shortly before I got married and then started seeing an acupuncturist after being referred by a friend. I had one bought of the fainting cycle and then no more after that. Plus, the treatments got my hormones back on track again so that I feel more like myself and I have a more normal flow, which is a good thing for getting pregnant. So, for me, that made all the difference. And no more pill for me! :-) Maybe just something to think about.



 

I'm definitely going to look into it.  I was going to look for something else anyway. :)

post #96 of 126
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Is everyone having a good week? 

This is going to sound bad- but I am starting to get sick of bd-ing! It feels so business like instead of romantic. This is not how I pictured I would get pregnant. I always thought it would just happen. 


I definitely know how you feel, when we were TTC our DD, it was strictly business. Most people don't know that it's actually hard to get pregnant, keeping track of cycles, predicting ovulation and taking vitamins. But I honestly feel that it is women like us, those that educate ourselves on every detail, that make the best mothers, because we learn how everything works and the process itself makes us stronger.

 

AFM

 

Had my yearly checkup today, everything went well and strangely, it was fun lol.gif My OB and I were playfully bickering back and forth and I have a need to summarize my experience:

 

[doctor enters exam room]

 

DR: Are you taking birth control? ...No

DR: Do you want to take birth control?...No

DR: Do you want to get pregnant!?

Medical Assistant: [laughing] She's taking prenatals 

DR: ooohhh! congratulations! it's about time

ME: what are you talking about! last time you saw me you said "I better not see you in a couple years!", Audrey is turning 3 next month, its time.

DR: wow 3 already!

ME: yeah your getting old [laughing]

 

...[exams me in less than a minute]...

 

DR: well, make it happen!

ME: I'm working on it..

DR: you better!

ME: I will!

 

[we high five]

 

DR: well, hurry up..

ME: All right! See you in 3 months!

 

smile.gif

 

Soo.. everything looks good, I have high hopes for next cycle, now I just have to wait for AF to start in about 10- 12 days.  

 

post #97 of 126
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LisaAdkins: Here's the link to the book: http://www.amazon.com/Hips-Comprehensive-Open-Minded-Uncensored-Pregnancy/dp/0307237087. It was a fun read!

 

Congrats skinnyloveBC! btw, I loved that book when I was pregnant with my first.

post #98 of 126

Skinnylovebc...   LOL Thanks, but I'm 42. And my mother hit menopause early, I'm pretty sure her periods started going wonky before she turned 40.

 

LisaAdkins20...   Next time your mil comes off with something about your student loans, ask her if she thinks you should add up how much you are paying for your husbands tuition, so that he can pay you back, and you can then use that money to pay back your loans. I'm only slightly kidding. That was an extremely rude thing for her to say. The way you and your husband arrange your finances is none of her business.

post #99 of 126
Well, girls... I think I'm ready to re-join here if you'll take me. wink1.gif I lost my little bean a week ago today. I pretty much knew from the get-go things weren't quite right but that didn't stop me from getting my hopes up. But when the time came to say goodbye, I wasn't really surprised. Of course, I was very sad and am still but it gave me a glimmer of hope that after 5 years, my body CAN get pregnant. I just have to make it stick next time! DH and I have decided that we're going to try pretty hard for the next 3 months or so hoping that it's true that there is heightened fertility after a loss. Thankfully, the bleeding only lasted a day longer than my normal period although much, MUCH heavier so hopefully O won't be delayed too much this month. Or maybe that would be okay too as that would put me due in the beginning of November, which I know DH would love to share a birthday with a little munchkin. smile.gif

Anyway, please add me to waiting to O! Thanks! Oh and I am not charting my temps but I am charting everything else so here's the link -- http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/ee041
post #100 of 126

cassandraz--ROTFLMAO.gifThat's hilarious!!  I get on well with my doctor too.  She also sees my mother and delivered my littlest sister.  Every time I go in to visit she remembers the birth.  My mom had gone in for a checkup and when the doctor went to take a peek my mom's water burst all over her.  Mom drove herself to the hospital and told my dad to meet her there.  The doctor always tells me that she has yet to have had that happen again since. lol  the best story was when I had my legs in the air and just as she's starting to check me out she asks "How is your mom?" then realized how funny that was in context and had a good laugh about it.  I told the story to my mom and grandma later on. and grandma starts cracking herself up.  We were asking her, "What the hell is so funny??" so she says, "At least she didn't say you look like your mother!" twins.gif

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