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post #21 of 39

I feel dumb for posting this but...

 

I am feeling crampy today at 5 dpo. And I am not one to obsess over 'possible' preg sympt. I've been actually trying to ignore it because I don't want to think about analyzing sympt until after this weekend. I have also been really tired since yesterday. Usually I have one cup of coffee in the a.m. and then maybe another 1/2 cup in the afternoon if I am feeling worn out or lazy. Yesterday I had a cup in the morning, one in the afternoon around 2:00, and by 5:00 I was drinking a mt. dew. and my eyelids still felt heavy. We've been going to bed and getting up at my normal time. Ugh, i sooo don't want to read into this. The cramps are all in my low back and a little bit on the sides of my low abdomen/pelvic. They feel like AF cramps but somehow different. I'm bloated too, like pants-have-to-be-unbuttoned to fit bloating. Creamy cm yesterday and today (and DH said I was really 'wet' {sorry, I hate that word! uhoh3.gif} when having sex lastnite even though I wasn't in the mood at all.) CP is high and firmly closed. Does anyone have a magic 8 ball they could inquire about that status of my uterus??

 

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post #22 of 39
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Originally Posted by BaileyB View Post

I feel dumb for posting this but...

I am feeling crampy today at 5 dpo. And I am not one to obsess over 'possible' preg sympt. I've been actually trying to ignore it because I don't want to think about analyzing sympt until after this weekend. I have also been really tired since yesterday. Usually I have one cup of coffee in the a.m. and then maybe another 1/2 cup in the afternoon if I am feeling worn out or lazy. Yesterday I had a cup in the morning, one in the afternoon around 2:00, and by 5:00 I was drinking a mt. dew. and my eyelids still felt heavy. We've been going to bed and getting up at my normal time. Ugh, i sooo don't want to read into this. The cramps are all in my low back and a little bit on the sides of my low abdomen/pelvic. They feel like AF cramps but somehow different. I'm bloated too, like pants-have-to-be-unbuttoned to fit bloating. Creamy cm yesterday and today (and DH said I was really 'wet' {sorry, I hate that word! uhoh3.gif } when having sex lastnite even though I wasn't in the mood at all.) CP is high and firmly closed. Does anyone have a magic 8 ball they could inquire about that status of my uterus??

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No magic 8 ball here... Your symptoms sound like either pre-af or pregnancy symptoms. Isn't it frustrating how similar they are? Wishing you much baby dust!
post #23 of 39
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Originally Posted by BaileyB View Post

I feel dumb for posting this but...

 

I am feeling crampy today at 5 dpo. And I am not one to obsess over 'possible' preg sympt. I've been actually trying to ignore it because I don't want to think about analyzing sympt until after this weekend. I have also been really tired since yesterday. Usually I have one cup of coffee in the a.m. and then maybe another 1/2 cup in the afternoon if I am feeling worn out or lazy. Yesterday I had a cup in the morning, one in the afternoon around 2:00, and by 5:00 I was drinking a mt. dew. and my eyelids still felt heavy. We've been going to bed and getting up at my normal time. Ugh, i sooo don't want to read into this. The cramps are all in my low back and a little bit on the sides of my low abdomen/pelvic. They feel like AF cramps but somehow different. I'm bloated too, like pants-have-to-be-unbuttoned to fit bloating. Creamy cm yesterday and today (and DH said I was really 'wet' {sorry, I hate that word! uhoh3.gif} when having sex lastnite even though I wasn't in the mood at all.) CP is high and firmly closed. Does anyone have a magic 8 ball they could inquire about that status of my uterus??

 

sleepytime.gif

 

It's so frustrating trying to distinguish, isn't it! A few months ago someone posted this link on FB and it made me smile to know that I wasn't going crazy in my symptom analysis and obsession. I'm sharing it here -- I hope you find the irony and humor in it that I did and that it makes the waiting a little easier. Hang in there!

 

http://blogs.babble.com/being-pregnant/2012/04/11/pregnant-or-pms-8-annoyingly-similar-symptoms/

post #24 of 39
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Originally Posted by BaileyB View Post

I feel dumb for posting this but...

 

I am feeling crampy today at 5 dpo. And I am not one to obsess over 'possible' preg sympt. I've been actually trying to ignore it because I don't want to think about analyzing sympt until after this weekend. I have also been really tired since yesterday. Usually I have one cup of coffee in the a.m. and then maybe another 1/2 cup in the afternoon if I am feeling worn out or lazy. Yesterday I had a cup in the morning, one in the afternoon around 2:00, and by 5:00 I was drinking a mt. dew. and my eyelids still felt heavy. We've been going to bed and getting up at my normal time. Ugh, i sooo don't want to read into this. The cramps are all in my low back and a little bit on the sides of my low abdomen/pelvic. They feel like AF cramps but somehow different. I'm bloated too, like pants-have-to-be-unbuttoned to fit bloating. Creamy cm yesterday and today (and DH said I was really 'wet' {sorry, I hate that word! uhoh3.gif} when having sex lastnite even though I wasn't in the mood at all.) CP is high and firmly closed. Does anyone have a magic 8 ball they could inquire about that status of my uterus??

 

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Oh BaileyB, I feel your frustration. I too have been having the same things happen. Increase in appetite, tired, etc, etc.....but today I got a faint positve!!! I am only 10DPO so I am not gonna jump the gun. I will test again in a few days to verify and pray everything goes well. I just tried my best to keep my mind off of it, I don't know if you work or not but my job seems to keep my mind pretty occupied until I get home and that's when all of the "waiting" takes place. Just know you are not alone. I am sending positive baby dust your way and to all the ladies.

 

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post #25 of 39

Hey One Threaders!  Missed you all a whole ton!  Since I was on about a month ago I've graduated with my AS in Music, gone to India for 3 weeks to see my goddaughters and am now in the middle of moving back down where I grew up.  It's been super busy so I hope you'll forgive me.  I haven't forgotten any of you or stopped sending pregnancy vibes in your direction!  Hop eyou're all doing well.  I'll read and try to catch up a little later.  Still super busy today! @_@

post #26 of 39

Delilahbeau! Congrats!!  I never test before 14 dpo so I don't know if I would get a + that early. That is exciting.  dust.gifmakebabe.gif

 

Thanks mayday mom!

 

AFM: not much difference than yesterday but less strong of symptoms. I had some extended family drama today and was feeling a little extra emotional than normal (maybe) but I got a malt and some onion rings and am feeling better lol. I don't normally emotionally eat but I was parked right next to Culver's when talking to my cousin on the phone so it seemed like the right thing to do at the time.

post #27 of 39

Please move me to waiting to know.

 

I have a question for y'all. What do you consider a stronger indication of ovulation: when EW fluid dries up, or when the temp shifts? I had EW dry up a few days before my temp shift this cycle and I'm not really sure which to trust more. FF seems to be going with the change in mucus.

 

Also, today I'm starting prometrium (progesterone) vaginally to try and lengthen my LP. I'll let you all know how it goes. I'm supposed to do it just after ovulation, but apparently I'm now 5DPO so hopefully it still works. AND hopefully it doesn't make me the tired, emotional, headachy mess that progesterone cream did! Fingers crossed!

post #28 of 39

Congrats, Delilahbeau! That is so exciting! I hope you have a nice, sticky bean!

 

AFM: AF arrived today, a couple days early. 26-day cycle this month. (34-day last cycle). I'm thinking about charting because now I'm wondering if my luteal phase might be a bit short. Does that tend to be a concern with a short cycle?

 

Today I ordered a BBT and 20 CB OPKs to try out this cycle. My PP cycles have been all over the place but seem to be slowly getting closer to my pre-pregnancy 28-day cycles (they were, say, 41 days 6 months ago). Here's hoping!

 

Maydaymom10, would you move me to Waiting to Ovulate? Thanks! And baby dust to everyone!

post #29 of 39

Hiya SleepingBeauty!!

post #30 of 39
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Originally Posted by maydaymom10 View Post

 

It's so frustrating trying to distinguish, isn't it! A few months ago someone posted this link on FB and it made me smile to know that I wasn't going crazy in my symptom analysis and obsession. I'm sharing it here -- I hope you find the irony and humor in it that I did and that it makes the waiting a little easier. Hang in there!

 

http://blogs.babble.com/being-pregnant/2012/04/11/pregnant-or-pms-8-annoyingly-similar-symptoms/

 

What a great article - thanks for sharing!  I especially liked the line about "I may cry if I don't have any chocolate during PMS too" hahaha

 

Can you please add my fertility chart? (just started charting temps 2 days ago).  Link is in my signature.

post #31 of 39
Congrats Delilahbeau!

BaileyB: I absolutely hate how similar AF and preg symptoms are. I seriously try not to think about it at all. The months I'm convinced I'm having preg symptoms, AF arrives, and the one month I didn't have symptoms was the one I got my BFP. So who knows! All we can do is wait and see, but it really sucks!

AFM: Strong ovulation pains last night, but my temp didn't go up this morning. hopefully it's up tomorrow. But, DH and I agreed to try to sneak in one more BD tonight, just to cover our bases. Fingers crossed!
post #32 of 39

Well ladies, got another faint positive. I know I said I was going to wait but I just couldn't help myself joy.gif I just hope this little one is like SandyLoam says a sticky bean. Crossing fingers.  Thank you everyone for your positive thoughts. I am going to stick around like I said I don't want to jump the gun. 

 

Fingers crossed for you livingsky,  and all you other lovely ladies. 

 

Sending sprinkles......hail storms of baby dust!!

post #33 of 39
I forgot to add: CONGRATS to all the BFPs I missed while I was away!

Stevi--Hiya Stevi!!  How's it going?


AFM...


Happy Birthday to me!
Happy Birthday to me!
Happy Birthday to meee!
Happy Birthday to me! ♫
 
I'm 23 today!  Headed to the beach with my friends then cake then SLEEP.  I'm going to be exhausted and I'm expecting my stupid period today...  I'm super excited though  banana.gif
post #34 of 39

SleepingBeauty...   Happy Birthday! I'll be 43 this month! lol Fertility-wise things aren't very good, but other things in my life are going well.

post #35 of 39

Congrats to all of the BFPs!

 

I am happy to announce that doing prometrium (progesterone) vaginally does not cause adverse effects for me. Yay! I'm so happy to know that there is something I can use that may help to lengthen my LPs. Now let's hope it actually does the trick.

 

I'm still wondering what y'all think is the priority for marking ovulation: drying up of EW CM or a temp spike? I ask because it seems like my CM dried up a few days before my temp spike this month. Here's my chart: http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/9f639

 

Could I have my chart added to the intro page? http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/9f639

 

Thank you!!

post #36 of 39
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Originally Posted by dakipode View Post

 

I do feel that in this modern age the amount of control we have can be a negative. It's become so much more of an intellectual choice than a biological one when people decide to have kids and I think a lot of times we overthink it, trying to create the best possible circumstances to bring a child into this world, when in reality most of us could provide a pretty darn good environment if we just trusted ourselves and the universe a bit more. Just my two cents.

 

 

 

Hi everybody- sending baby dust to all and hoping that these little beans I've just read about are sticky, sticky, sticky!!!!

 

Dakipode- I think what you wrote is really insightful.  There's NEVER a good time to take on the all-consuming job of parenthood... there's always a good reason to wait... and for worriers like me, it can be so hard to let go and pull the trigger and DECIDE- yes, I am going to TTC.  I was finally forced into it by my age- DH and I were married for 10 years before TTC #1, and I would have waited another 10 years to TTC #2, but I was worried about TTC after 40.  I'm 39.5 right now.  shy.gif  It was good for me to have that artificial deadline of my birthday.  I wish I had more of an ability to trust in the universe, and while I do have that trust intellectually, I don't feel it in my gut.

 

Sorry, I'm just rambling.... this post just really spoke to me.

 

Best of luck to all!

post #37 of 39
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Originally Posted by LivingSky View Post

Congrats Delilahbeau!

BaileyB: I absolutely hate how similar AF and preg symptoms are. I seriously try not to think about it at all. The months I'm convinced I'm having preg symptoms, AF arrives, and the one month I didn't have symptoms was the one I got my BFP. So who knows! All we can do is wait and see, but it really sucks!

AFM: Strong ovulation pains last night, but my temp didn't go up this morning. hopefully it's up tomorrow. But, DH and I agreed to try to sneak in one more BD tonight, just to cover our bases. Fingers crossed!

 

I always O 2-3 days after o pain.

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Originally Posted by sleepingbeauty View Post

I forgot to add: CONGRATS to all the BFPs I missed while I was away!

Stevi--Hiya Stevi!!  How's it going?


AFM...


Happy Birthday to me!
Happy Birthday to me!
Happy Birthday to meee!
Happy Birthday to me! ♫
 
I'm 23 today!  Headed to the beach with my friends then cake then SLEEP.  I'm going to be exhausted and I'm expecting my stupid period today...  I'm super excited though  banana.gif

Happy Birthday! I ALWAYS get my period on my birthday and holidays and I got it for my wedding and during our honeymoon. AF is such a bitch!

post #38 of 39

Just calculated when my next period should be due....just in time for 4th of July...

post #39 of 39
Thread Starter 

DS was up a early today, so I'm on the ball & the new thread is up: http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1356450/the-one-thread-june-24-july-1

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