Are you sure it's AF and not IB?
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Are you sure it's AF and not IB?
I just want to comment about what a nice group this is. Everyone is so kind, supportive, and wise. Thanks!
I've still got a few days before I will potentially ovulate again. I'm just kind of down about how long it is taking me to conceive. It hasn't been terribly long (5 months); and I know others struggle for a very long time and some don't ever conceive; so I should just be happy that I eventually usually do. I'm just wondering...how many months TTC before you start to get frustrated with the process? For me, I'd say it's 5 months.
For me it was about the same. We tried for about 2 (or 3?) cycles and then got pregnant (miscarried) the next one when we actually didn't try and thought we completely missed the timing. Then we tried for the next 3 cycles and during the third I gave up all hope and was pretty much done. And I mean really done (not pretending), mentally, it seemed easier to me than to keep on trying. I convinced myself it's not a good time and we would be starting to avoid from the next month on. (That's when we got pregnant again.)
I just thought I'd check in and say hi. I am still in the 2WW (7DPO), so still in the boring part where I can't obsess about testing for a few more days yet. Technically, I could test next Wednesday (14DPO) but I had said I'd wait until the Saturday following...I don't know why, I guess so if I test in the AM I don't have to rush off to work. I can enjoy that exciting moment with DH instead.
When I conceived DS, during the TWW I thought I had a yeast infection because I had a lot of thick, white CM/discharge (but no itchiness). Anyway, it was just a pregnancy symptom for me, not an infection. Yesterday and today I've had a bit of the same type of CM/discharge and am absolutely sure it isn't a yeast infection, so this has me hopeful...but it could be totally unrelated and I don't want to be too hopeful based on this one little thing...We only had good timing twice this month (even though we BD'd four times...DH didn't "finish" twice. What's up with that?? That has NEVER happend before and of course its two times right during my fertile period. Do you think it was performance anxiety?)
Anyway, sorry for the somewhat TMI post.
Brogansmomma, I'll keep my fingers crossed for you that boomer78 could be right and that was IB not AF!
Jrsmamma, with DS we only TTC one month so I don't know how long it would take before I got frustrated. I am a bit of a control oriented person and so I don't know if it would even take 5 months. Plus, with DS I thought it would take a few months and was surprised it didn't. With DS having been so easy to conceive, I think that it's affected my expectations and will make me feel discouraged after a few months if we don't conceive.
Jrsmamma our first pregnancy (ended in m/c) took almost a year. At that point we didn't know if we would ever get pregnant so we were really excited that it did happen. Then with DS1 it was only 6 weeks (1AF) after the m/c. DS2 happened 6 months postpartum, but I wasn't nursing DS1 by then and wasn't TTC just not avoiding. So this is the longest we've had TTC since knowing we can conceive. I know I don't have grounds to be frustrated yet, but I am. Since both boys came so easily I really thought it would happen quickly this time too, but nursing seems to have changed that.
DS1 has just started potty training and DS2 is trying to start walking, so it may be a good thing I'm not already pregnant and in the morning sickness stage where bending over sends me running to the bathroom (usually kicks in at 5-6 weeks for me)
No change for me, as I'm CD12 and still waiting to O.
I'm pretty sure AF has arrived. My temp was down a bit this morning and then I started to bleed, so I thought, well, I did have some bleeding with DD, but it's definitely more than I'd expect. I do think BFing is affecting my fertility negatively, but DD still wants to nurse all. the. time. and I'm not sure cutting back on nursing is in her best interests.
Today isn't going well; DH arrived home from work with the cavalier announcement that a couple of his colleagues think we should put off ttc for another year (next May he has to apply for tenure) so we have to squabble that one out, and I just found out my sister is having her rehearsal dinner on Saturday night, when I have to work, and I tried to see if the morning person would swap me and she refused because she "already has too many late shifts this week". (Which bugs me because I would totally swap somebody in the same scenario unless I had a reason I couldn't that was significantly stronger than that one.) Sis's wedding is on the 25th. I'm not going to have as much time with my grandparents as I want, either, when they fly in next week, again because of my stupid work schedule.
Please move me back to Waiting To O.
I've also read a few times that avocados and salmon are great at getting sperm up to their best performance. :) A male friend of ours was laughing when I told him about it, he said he will avoid these - they didn't want kids back then yet.
I have been taking them since dd was born, although not terribly regularly. Just when I thought of it (maybe every other day or so, maybe less often). Then I stopped taking them completely but started feeling like I didn't have enough iron (I had anemia once when I was younger and I started feeling the same way - it might not had been lack of iron though) so I was still taking them once in a while. I don't have a specific brand that I like but try to buy the ones sourced naturally, I don't buy them at regular stores. I used to buy [I believe] Rainbow prenatals when I was pregnant with dd and after but noticed they had D2 instead of D3 so I don't buy those anymore.
I felt the same way. Dd just happened very quickly, I did not like the rocky road of TTC with no. 2. I wasn't ready to wean either and wouldn't. If I still didn't get pregnant after weaning I would be devastated. At least I think.