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post #21 of 35

Well, move me to Waiting to O greensad.gif AF reared her ugly head this morning. I was ready for it. My temps dropped again and I didn't even bother testing this morning. Oh well. I'm actually OK with it. I really want to get pregnant with #2 soon, but I still have some "work" to do on my stress level & fitness before I get pregnant again. This past year of teaching has really done a number on me (not in a good way). So, maybe it's good that my next O will come right as I'm finishing my teaching year, and career for that matter, and I start down the path of SAHM. That being said, the workouts can start back up this weekend. Tonight I'm having a couple glasses of wine (and I indulged in coffee this morning as well). I'm so naughty orngbiggrin.gif

 

 

Sending happy baby dust to all the other mammas waiting to test. dust.gifHang in there & thanks for all of the support after my mild "am I preggo" freak out the past few days!

post #22 of 35

Sorry to hear Maydaymom10!  I know what you mean about being stressed, I wonder if that is whats keeping me from getting a BFP.  I'm a week or so away from graduating from grad school, and TTCing....doesn't seem like a good mix for being "relaxed".

 

Congrats GoBecGo!!!  The lines definitely look darker!

 

AFM, I've been pretty occupied with the last week of classes to focus too much on my 2WW.  I broke today and took a test at 8DPO.  Of course a BFN.  I was curious though because the sides of my breasts are aching, almost going into my armpits.  And when i press on the sides they hurt and feel tender, very odd for me.  I've also had a few cramps here and there but nothing unlike pre-AF.  since me and DH were off this cycle, his fault, I highly doubt i'm pregnant.  Did anyone have weird side breast aches in any pregnancies?  

 

Let's get more BFP's!!

post #23 of 35

Hi everyone

 

I am waiting to O' or just wondering wtf is going on right now. I expected to  O on Monday, left for a trip with my friend and even though we went to bed fairly regularly my temp stayed low so I assumed no O... but then I got a spike on Thursday and it went back down on Friday (today). Now that I'm home I will hopefully be able to figure out what the heck. I'm worried I missed my window of chance with my partner this month :( so I am just of the 'come what may' attitude. I'm stoked to track other people's status and hopefully see some more bfp this month!
 

post #24 of 35

firsttimettc - YES!  I had sore side-boobs/pits with (especially) DD1 AND DD2.  I don't have them this time, but i never fell pregnant while breastfeeding before and i think my boobs being "working" boobs still is changing that up, my nipples are very sensitive and i'm getting stabbing pains on and off, but they're much less sore than they were the other times i was pregnant.

 

I did another few tests (of course).  A $$$ digital test at 13dpo.

 

13DPO digital.jpg

 

And a repeat for comparison of the tesco's own test i did a few days back:

11dpo and 14dpo compared.jpg

 

I need to calm down i think and stop testing.  AF was due today and the 14dpo test above was this morning's with FMU.  It's faint enough that i'm comforted that it's probably not twins (i really think there were twins though, given the 11dpo spotting, the dreams and a few other weird things that happened) and dark enough that it seems normal (for me - that's about as dark as my successful pregnancies have been on AF-day).

 

I have one dip test and one digital left.  I'm going to do the digital next Wednesday, on the grounds that it should then say "2-3" then if all is going well.  The dip test i might do tomorrow! LOL!

 

Last time (with dd2) i did a bunch of tests at 20dpo, this is them:Pregnant.jpg

 

I LOVED seeing those dark lines.  Hopefully i can not cave in and buy more tests for no good reason, but maybe i will, just to see those nice dark lines again next Thursday!

post #25 of 35
Hi Ladies. I'm back after a very short hiatus.

Congrats GoBecGo!! joy.gif

nattery - fingers crossed that the temp rise was a fluke and that you are O-ing now.

firsttime - those boob aches sound like good signs to me. When I got pg with my DD, i got a BFN at 10 DPO and a BFP at 12 DPO. Fingers crossed for you!

maydaymom - sorry AF showed up. hug.gif. You have a great attitude! Hoping next month is your month.

freedEm - sorry this is one of "those" cycles for you greensad.gif I hope AF shows up soon so you can move on to the next cycle.

SophieAnn - Those twinges sound promising.

wannabmom - So hoping the IUI worked for you!!!

aHikaru - hope the wait ends in a BFP for you!

AFM - I had my blood test on Monday and my hcg was 4.2. That's technically "not pregnant". I got lucky and hadn't ovulated, so we are actively trying this month after all. No need to wait. Yesterday at 6pm, I got the darkest OPK of my life. The test line showed up immediately and well before the control line. I tested again this morning and it was still positive, but not as dark/quick to show up. I'm thinking I'll O today or tomorrow. I'm feeling positive about things and just generally feeling really grateful for what I have in my life. It's so nice to not be bogged down by negativity. I've been working hard on changing my pessimistic outlook. For now, I'm just grateful to be able to try again, regardless of the outcome.

Happy Friday/weekend everyone!
post #26 of 35
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Originally Posted by FreedEm11 View Post

I have realy long irregular cycles. Some times I have on the dot 29 day cyclesfor several months in a row and sometimes (like recently) AF takes her time and only comes every other month. I never know which it's going to be. There has never been a pattern in the 10 years I've been doing this.

My cycles have been irregular since stopping b/c pill well over 10 years ago, they really messed me up. I now have cycles between 27 and 42 days. I was like clockwork before starting them, started young because of super heavy cramps. Decided they just weren't doing me a favor and switched to condoms and ever since it's been guesswork as to when AF will arrive. My only way to predict it is that my bbs will get heavy and then "deflate" a couple of hours before AF arrives... The TCOYF has been a godsend in understanding how to read my body since it's so irregular!

 

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Originally Posted by maydaymom10 View Post

Well, move me to Waiting to O greensad.gif AF reared her ugly head this morning. I was ready for it. My temps dropped again and I didn't even bother testing this morning. Oh well. I'm actually OK with it. I really want to get pregnant with #2 soon, but I still have some "work" to do on my stress level & fitness before I get pregnant again. This past year of teaching has really done a number on me (not in a good way). So, maybe it's good that my next O will come right as I'm finishing my teaching year, and career for that matter, and I start down the path of SAHM. That being said, the workouts can start back up this weekend. Tonight I'm having a couple glasses of wine (and I indulged in coffee this morning as well). I'm so naughty orngbiggrin.gif

 

 

Sending happy baby dust to all the other mammas waiting to test. dust.gifHang in there & thanks for all of the support after my mild "am I preggo" freak out the past few days!

Sorry to hear about AF coming. Enjoy that glass of wine! Good for you for recognizing this as another opportunity to keep working towards a healthier body and state of mind, keep thinking positively!

 

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Sorry to hear Maydaymom10!  I know what you mean about being stressed, I wonder if that is whats keeping me from getting a BFP.  I'm a week or so away from graduating from grad school, and TTCing....doesn't seem like a good mix for being "relaxed".

 

AFM, I've been pretty occupied with the last week of classes to focus too much on my 2WW.  I broke today and took a test at 8DPO.  Of course a BFN.  I was curious though because the sides of my breasts are aching, almost going into my armpits.  And when i press on the sides they hurt and feel tender, very odd for me.  I've also had a few cramps here and there but nothing unlike pre-AF.  since me and DH were off this cycle, his fault, I highly doubt i'm pregnant.  Did anyone have weird side breast aches in any pregnancies?  

Yeah, that whole "relax" thing... I feel like ripping someone's head off when they say "relax, just let it happen" Easier said than done. And I don't feel like my life is ever "relaxed", there is always stuff to do/deal with unrelated to TTC.

On the other hand, the side boob thing sounds promising...

 

GoBecGo: YES, YES, YES!!! So happy and excited for you!

 

AFM: nothing new, still waiting to O, hoping to get busy this weekend, hehe ;-)

post #27 of 35

MayDay: I'm so sorry to hear AF came! It sounds like next month will work out better! :)

 

GoBecGo: Yaaay! Congrats! jumpers.gif

 

SKJ: Sorry about the BFN and good luck this time around!

 

AFM: Just waiting whistling.gif I think I'm going to test tomorrow which will be 11DPO. I don't really expect much, and won't count a negative as a real negative until the days go by and tests keep showing negative. Ohhhh just praying for a BFP!

post #28 of 35
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firsttimettc - YES!  I had sore side-boobs/pits with (especially) DD1 AND DD2.  I don't have them this time, but i never fell pregnant while breastfeeding before and i think my boobs being "working" boobs still is changing that up, my nipples are very sensitive and i'm getting stabbing pains on and off, but they're much less sore than they were the other times i was pregnant.

 

GoBecGo.....did you get the sore side boobs before your BFP's?  I'm only 9dpo and tested this morning, BFN.  The boobs feel better today.  So I'm not sure what it was, they were both sooo sore all day yesterday and a little the day before.  BTW, I love your BFP pictures! They look so nice....haha! I know that sounds dumb.....but I can't wait to see one for myself.  ALso.....I haven't heard the word Tesco in forever, I lived in Europe for 6 months and every country I lived in, there was a Tesco....I miss it! haha.

 

afternoon update.....my weird side boob-armpit pain is back!  It's so weird, never felt it before.  The pain is radiating down my arms, making them feel heavy.  And it hurts/feels uncomfortable to touch the side of my boobs.  Also, a random lower back pain on my left side appeared out of nowhere, this is unusual for me before AF.  I really need to not get my hopes up!!  

 

Nattery.....I hope you caught it!  It must be frustrating not being able to be with DH to BD when you know you might O!  I might be in the same position next month.

 

SKJ2011.....I like hearing when people get late BFP's, it frustrates me when I read that someone gets a BFP at 8DPO and I go to test and its negative. But I wonder if those people even know their real O date.  This cycle I also got a super dark OPK positive and I O'd exactly 40-48 hours later....but my DH was all BD'd out!  I hope you can catch it!  I agree with the negativity part...I really need to be more positive, I constantly tell myself "I'm not going to get pregnant" I guess as a way to cope with all the BFNs, perhaps I should switch it around!  

 

Dakipode.....there should be classes on how to relax while TTCing, I need it!  haha.

 

Wannabmomkt........good luck with your testing! I think we're around the same time.....waiting to know.  I hope you get a BFP!!!  


Edited by firsttimettc - 5/4/12 at 9:51am
post #29 of 35
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GoBecGo.....did you get the sore side boobs before your BFP's?  I'm only 9dpo and tested this morning, BFN.  The boobs feel better today.  So I'm not sure what it was, they were both sooo sore all day yesterday and a little the day before.  BTW, I love your BFP pictures! They look so nice....haha! I know that sounds dumb.....but I can't wait to see one for myself.  ALso.....I haven't heard the word Tesco in forever, I lived in Europe for 6 months and every country I lived in, there was a Tesco....I miss it! haha.

 

afternoon update.....my weird side boob-armpit pain is back!  It's so weird, never felt it before.  The pain is radiating down my arms, making them feel heavy.  And it hurts/feels uncomfortable to touch the side of my boobs.  Also, a random lower back pain on my left side appeared out of nowhere, this is unusual for me before AF.  I really need to not get my hopes up!!  

 

Oh yes, i never got a BFP before 13dpo before this pregnancy, straight up!  That's why i was wittering about twins earlier in the week, i have NEVER had an early BFP - i think i usually metabolise hcg faster or something, for whatever reason not much ends up in my bladder!  With DD1 i had the sore side boobs for about 3 or 4 days before i saw BFP, with DD2 i only noticed them the day before i tested (but AF was actually late by then).  The Tesco thing made me LOL - they're seriously taking over the world in Europe!

 

I'm excited today, AF is officially late, the BFP this morning isn't super dark but it came up nice and fast, everything looks good so far.

 

dust.gif to everyone! xxx

post #30 of 35

Lots of second lines here!  

 

AFM- I just started charting temps this month and got my first peak this morning.  DP is away for work this weekend, but before he left yesterday morning I told him I had to steal some of his seed, so we BD yesterday morning *phew*.

 

I think I need three daysof elevated temps to know about O for sure, but I think I might be in the 2ww group now.

 

Here's the link to my chart :  http://fertiityfriend.com/home/3caa12 

post #31 of 35

Posted in the wrong thread earlier! I'm new to these subforums and TTC in particular, so I know I'm joining late here. I'll figure it out eventually. :)

 

Anyway, I just had an early pregnancy loss last week. We are going to TTC going forward, and not sure what to expect since our other two children (and my recent pregnancy) were surprise blessings, when we weren't paying attention or just threw caution to the wind.

 

I'm Elizabeth, 35 yo... I don't have a chart, just use cycle beads and I know my fertility signs pretty well. I have a 26 day cycle... anyone else with a shorter cycle? When we weren't TTC my short cycle annoyed me, but in light of TTC it actually seems like a positive, more fertile days per year if I understand correctly.

post #32 of 35
Hey ladies, I know technically this thread has ended but I need some advice.

Based on CM I ovulated around Cd40 (if I even ovulated) and that makes today the day I should test. I have been looking forward to this day for a while. However, based on temps I am not pregnant. The only signs I have had are vivid dreams and weird fluttering in my stomach but I have had vivid dreams before and the flutters could just be nerves or AF...what do you all think? Should I temp and waste at test and disappoint myself or do I wait until the illusive AF decides to show up (whenever that mabe)...sigh. Is it even worth thinking I am pregnant based on those temps?

You can see my chart up by name. Sorry it is messed up lately I didnt sleep a lot this week and I pulled two all nighters.
post #33 of 35

BetsyPage...   My cycles were 26 days for many, many years, including when I had my pregnancies in 2008. It's the luteal phase that matters most, and at my best, mine was 11 days. :)

post #34 of 35

FreedEm11: When I'm in 2WW everything is a symptom... I wouldn't pin your hopes on dreams and flutters. From what I understand temps are important, have not looked at your chart but you should be able to see a clear shift after O and sustained higher temps if PG. How many more days till AF is supposed to show up? Can you wait a couple more days and see what your temps are? I know every day seems like an eternity when you're in 2WW...

Also, you can get the internet cheapies on Amazon, 50 tests for $12 or so, that way you don't have to worry about "wasting" tests.

Hope this helps. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.

 

Ok, just took a quick peek at your chart: imo you're very low temp and I can't see a shift so you may not have O'd. I can't remember if you've mentioned this anywhere else but have you been tested for low thyroid? My temps generally are 97s before O and 98+ consistently after O.

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