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post #21 of 78

Attached2Elijah- Congrats on the weight loss! Even if it does mess with your hormones. :)

 

AFM- 7DPO and silly me, took a HPT this morning. of course, BFN. I did have some cramping that I am hoping was implantation and I'm super tired today but I do have diabetes and ate too many carbs yesterday so it could be a blood sugar thing as well. Trying to not get too excited. DH and I went on a date night last night (Avengers and dinner out) and i fell asleep in the car on the way back at 10pm (I normally don't go to bed until almost 12).

 

happy baby thoughts to everyone!

post #22 of 78
Oh, sorry to be confusing, it's not unexplained weight loss... I've been trying to lose and so far have lost 25 lbs. It's just odd that it's causing me to not have O cramps or EWCM anymore. We have had my thyroid (and everything else under the sun) tested and I have been diagnosed with unexplained infertility. We have been trying (off and on NTNP and using NFP) for 5 years with no reasons as to why we can't get pregnant. We have decided against fertility drugs or assistance since my husband has a total of 4 children, 2 of which are our's together... just doesn't feel right for us. We're just hoping that it DOES happen eventually... but if not, we'll deal with that too.
post #23 of 78
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Oh, sorry to be confusing, it's not unexplained weight loss... I've been trying to lose and so far have lost 25 lbs. It's just odd that it's causing me to not have O cramps or EWCM anymore. We have had my thyroid (and everything else under the sun) tested and I have been diagnosed with unexplained infertility. We have been trying (off and on NTNP and using NFP) for 5 years with no reasons as to why we can't get pregnant. We have decided against fertility drugs or assistance since my husband has a total of 4 children, 2 of which are our's together... just doesn't feel right for us. We're just hoping that it DOES happen eventually... but if not, we'll deal with that too.

 

Oh, I wasn't confused. I assumed it was intentional. :) I was just congratulating you. 25lbs is a great accomplishment. I need to do the same.

We won't use fertility drugs either. I feel like if we can't get pregnant on our own, then there is a reason we shouldn't... We will probably go foster-adopt route if we can't have our own but we just started TTC so we're still hopeful. I'm especially hopeful because right now my wedding/engagement bands are stuck on my incredibly bloated fingers and that has never happened before. :)

post #24 of 78

BaileyB, nice picture!

A2E, there does seem to be something about weight loss and hormones. Maybe once your weight has stabilized you will be able to read your body again...

post #25 of 78

Tested last night (12DPO) - once again I was planning to test on a Saturday am and broke down and tested early on a Thursday evening.  But, I had been feeling really GROSS the last couple days and my chart was looking awesome so I actually thought I had a good chance....

 

BFP!  I took 2 dollar store tests (1 from Dollarama, 1 from Dollar Tree) and both were good, strong positives in the early evening.  This morning I tested again, one of each, and both were good strong dark lines.  Temp went up this morning too!

 

Next week I'm going to use the expensive test - the digital with conception indicator and hope to see it say "Pregnant 2-3 weeks", which will be very reassuring that my levels are climbing.

 

I'm ecstatic, I still can hardly believe it!

post #26 of 78

woo hoo! Congratulations, Sophie! joy.gif

 

I've got my fingers crossed for all the rest of you.

 

AFM, I had a little spotting since last night ... hard to tell if it is pre-AF as I've had that the past few cycles or something more positive. I'm only 10 DPO and will test on Monday AM since AF is due Sunday. then again, I may break down since I've been feeling a little off the past 2 weeks, but am probably just paying too much attention and over-interpreting normal variation.

post #27 of 78

That is awesome Sophie! dust.gifSticky dust to you!

 

AFM DTD lastnite. Yesterday at 10 am I had a blast of O pain that lasted all day. This was the first time EVER that I had it on both sides, usually I just have it on the left side...weird. My cervix doesn't feel very ovulatory-ish but this is my first O after m/c so I am sure it will be a little different. I am not sure I will keep taking my EPO since we had to dash home when garage sale-ing because of a sudden diarrhea urge....def didn't want to ask to use some random person's house to do *that* in. blush.gif

 

Kimble - spotting at 10 dpo is a good sign!

post #28 of 78

good luck, Bailey! I hope you are feeling better now blowkiss.gif.

 

For me, spotting at 10dpo is meh. It's brown, not pink so I am more prepared for AF than no AF. I've been spotting for 1-2 days before AF since coming off the pill in Dec. I don't have temps for all cycles to know DPO, but spotted on CD28/28, 26-28/28, and 25-26/26 the past few months. This is CD27 so seems to fit the pattern. I am kicking myself a little for not temping this morning since we were out late last night and I had to actually get up and go to work when my alarm went off instead of sleeping another hour like I normally do. DH even asked about why I didn't bother.
 

post #29 of 78
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Well, this month I also didn't have any real EWCM to speak of either so I have NO idea when/if I ovulated. I have never O'd later than CD 19 (today being CD 19) and the one time I did O that late was because it was the cycle after the loss.... so I'm pretty sure I already have but I just have no idea WHEN. GRRRRR! We didn't quite make the every other day BD schedule but we DTD a lot so I hope our bases are pretty much covered. However, I just find it odd that in the last 3 months, because of losing weight perhaps, I can't tell when I ovulate anymore. I don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing but I REFUSE to start temping again. I can't do it! I really wish I could give DH a BFP this month. He's taking the loss of his mother so very hard and I would love to give him something happy to look forward to. I just wish my stupid body would cooperate.

I totally understand how you feel, I'm actually underweight, but have been this weight for as long as I can remember. This cycle I didn't really have any EWCM either, but I also know i've ovulated.. only time will tell.

post #30 of 78
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Tested last night (12DPO) - once again I was planning to test on a Saturday am and broke down and tested early on a Thursday evening.  But, I had been feeling really GROSS the last couple days and my chart was looking awesome so I actually thought I had a good chance....

 

BFP!  I took 2 dollar store tests (1 from Dollarama, 1 from Dollar Tree) and both were good, strong positives in the early evening.  This morning I tested again, one of each, and both were good strong dark lines.  Temp went up this morning too!

 

Next week I'm going to use the expensive test - the digital with conception indicator and hope to see it say "Pregnant 2-3 weeks", which will be very reassuring that my levels are climbing.

 

I'm ecstatic, I still can hardly believe it!


AWESOME! Congrats!

post #31 of 78
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Well, this month I also didn't have any real EWCM to speak of either so I have NO idea when/if I ovulated. I have never O'd later than CD 19 (today being CD 19) and the one time I did O that late was because it was the cycle after the loss.... so I'm pretty sure I already have but I just have no idea WHEN. GRRRRR! We didn't quite make the every other day BD schedule but we DTD a lot so I hope our bases are pretty much covered. However, I just find it odd that in the last 3 months, because of losing weight perhaps, I can't tell when I ovulate anymore. I don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing but I REFUSE to start temping again. I can't do it! I really wish I could give DH a BFP this month. He's taking the loss of his mother so very hard and I would love to give him something happy to look forward to. I just wish my stupid body would cooperate.

I totally understand how you feel, I'm actually underweight, but have been this weight for as long as I can remember. This cycle I didn't really have any EWCM either, but I also know i've ovulated.. only time will tell.


I feel the same aHikaru. Before having any kids I had to watch what I eat and how much in order to stay at 150 lbs. and now afterwards I am trying to gain weight and am struggling to maintain 140. I feel like if I could get to 160 I would have such an easier time conceiving and would be able to not have as terrible morning sickness as I did with my first. With #1 I started at 150, give or take, and was soooooo sick. I was always hungry and would stuff myself until I felt full but then would get such terrible heartburn I would throw it all up. With #2 I hadn't lost the last 10 lbs before getting pregnant and I still had morning sickness but was def not as bad! I wonder, also, if I got back up to 160 if I would see a return of my good helping of EWCM each month on the dot.

 

Oh well.

 

Edited to mention I am 6' tall.

post #32 of 78

Also, the problem I have is that I have been trying to buy more high fat high cal foods but DH tends to "steal" them. I am the one trying to gain weight and I have gained 5 lbs. over the last maybe 6 weeks and he has gained 20.....eat.gif

post #33 of 78

Hello lovely ladies!! I am not really sure what to report. I am optimistic but at the same time really sick of getting negative OPK, I've been testing twice daily based off of the Shettle Method suggestion to really have a clear picture of when I will O, but I think it is starting to wear on me......I can't seem to get a clear indication from my CM as wel, I have yet to get any EWCM. All in all I guess it's all a waiting game. My chart is stating that I am fertile today so I think we may just do a lot of BDing over the next couple of days and hope for the best.

 

SophieAnn--yay!!!!!!! Congrats!!

 

Bailey--Good Luck

 

Kimble-Crossing my fingers for you

 

Librarygirl- good thoughts sent your way

 

 

BABY DUST TO ALL!!!

post #34 of 78

Thanks for thinking of me, doulaRebekah, but I am definitely waiting to O now (you can switch me). And, that's okay. I feel like we didn't try very hard, so it was expected. Looking forward to trying again and keeping up with everyone.

post #35 of 78
Hey ladies,

I know this forum is ending today but I figured I would just post real quick to update you all. I went to the doctor and they saw that I have PCOS and my DHEAS (I think thats what it's called) hormone is elevated. I have an appointment with the endo soon and in a couple months I am going to start up with a beriatric (sp?) group to help both dh and I lose weight. We are emotionally and spiritually exhausted (after only 15 months) and we have decided to stop trying. We aren't going to prevent in any way, we're just not going to temp or track cm or anything. I have been on vacation and my sleep schedule hasn't been regular enough any way. We both are going to lose 50lbs and then start trying again. I'm really excited and motivated. I hope all is going well for every body and you are getting many many BFP's. I don't have time to read what everyone has posted but I will get on my phone and read them during the week. I may not be able to respond, sometimes if I have a lot to say it's too frustrating to try to type on my phone.

Anyway, Love and baby dust to all!!

<3 Em
post #36 of 78

YAY, I got my first positive OPK!!! I am praying for positive results. Just wanted to share since my last post was kind of a downer. Asking for positive thoughts and Baby dust joy.gif

post #37 of 78

Congratulations Sophie!!!

 

Will you please change me to 2WW?  I am 4dpo today. 

post #38 of 78

delilahbeau - Yay for the positive OPK!  Good luck and positive thoughts to you.

 

jr'smom - Sorry to hear that this wasn't your month.  Hope you're feeling positive about a fresh start with a new cycle.

post #39 of 78

Delilah - Do you like using OPK's? I think my dollar store has them. I am willing to try them if they don't cost me an arm and a leg.

post #40 of 78

BaileyB - It can be somewhat disheartening getting negatives all the time but I think that is because I have been trying to figure out my cycle so I have been testing more then normal. Right now I am a little confused. I got a positive yesterday, but a negative today.confused.gif  LOL. I am going to see if my temp goes up in the next couple of days to confirm but it may have been a really quick LH surge or maybe a false positive....anyway we are BDing and crossing our fingers. I would check the internet I got like 50 OPK and 20 pregnancy test for 17 America Dollars, so it was pretty cheap. I would suggest them, Hope this helps shy.gif


Edited by delilahbeau - 6/11/12 at 3:32pm
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