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The ONE Thread - Aug 5-12

post #1 of 52
Thread Starter 

WELCOME TO THE "ONE" THREAD  for August 5 - 12!!!

posted by alexisyael in 2004:

The One Thread is designed for all on the MDC board. No matter where you are in your cycle, you are welcome to join the One Thread! We are also open to those who are "Waiting to be Ready" for one reason or another. We continue to embrace those of us who have become pregnant as well. Feel free to jump in at any time and introduce yourself!

To help keep the list current and manageable, members will be deleted after a month of not posting to a One thread.

Please make add/remove/change requests in Bold.

 

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aHikaru

baby4makes6

bdavis912

dakipode

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filiadeluna BFPChart2.gif

FreedEm11 BFPChart2.gif

gratefulstella  BFPChart2.gif

jeslynn BFPChart2.gif

jr'smom

kimble

lenny1027

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maia.springgoddess

nattery

newtoTTC

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Stevi BFPChart2.gif

SweetMama34

sweetnatural

ThePeacefulMama

tinytina

Tropicalfever

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zebrapopcorn

 

 

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Angierae BFPChart2.gif

BaileyB

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BetsyPage

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cavertmmy

ciga

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firsttimettc

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lilgreenmama

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mamainthemaking

Mz J

odinsmama

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SandyLoam

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StudyingStones BFPChart2.gif

wannabemomkt

 

 

 

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bloodofthefae

southernmommie

RavenMadMommy

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Butterflymom

candyshells

imbjer

jeminijad

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John16n33

Lidamama84

LisaAdkins20

Michaels-Mommy

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samy23 

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Zyon'sMommy

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Big congrats to you all!!

 

Graduate Thread in I'm Pregnant

http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1352182/one-graduates-may-june/20

 (the current thread keeper can update the graduate link as needed)

 

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Edited by maydaymom10 - 8/11/12 at 4:15pm
post #2 of 52

Thanks for the new thread. =D

post #3 of 52
Thanks for starting this week!

Still waiting to O - temping this month, but on vacation now and not sleeping real regular hours. Is that going to skew my temps a lot?

Fingers crossed I don't O until I get home to DH!
post #4 of 52

Thanks for the new thread. Please move me back to Waiting to O. Mope.

 

That was a confusing cycle. I must have O'd the latest I have in "recorded history," i.e. since I've be charting. Only CD20, but I usually O on CD16-18. My temps were confusing to boot, so I wasted a lot of tests, thinking I had O'd on CD16. Knowing now that it was not until CD20, I had a perfectly normal 12 day LP, though I had 2 days of spotting beforehand, which NEVER happens to me. Ever. Since I started my AF 18 years ago. So weird.

 

Staying positive! I'm looking at this new cycle as an opportunity to really get myself back on track with healthy eating and regular physical activity (other than mothering a toddler; I sit at a desk all day at work) so that I will be in better shape to grow my little one.

post #5 of 52

Thanks for the new thread.

Is it me or has it been kinda quiet around here lately?

I'm staying hopeful, and reminding myself DTD is also fun when it's not "strategic".

Good luck to all you ladies this week!

post #6 of 52
Thanks for the new thread! Yes, I 've found it pretty quiet the last week. Maybe everyone is on vacation smile.gif

Sorry about AF arriving lenny.

AFM: 9DPO and counting. I'll test on Saturday (14DPO). AF is due to arrive Friday. Until then, just twiddling my thumbs and trying not to think about it! My MIL is visiting this week to help take care fo DS (my daycare lady is on vacation) so that should keep me occupied!
post #7 of 52
Thread Starter 

Hey everyone!

 

This post was in last week's thread from a new member. I'm posting it here as well, just in case some of you didn't see it. This mama needs some love and support, and I know that this group is the one for her. Hope everyone's week is off to a good start!

 

 

Originally Posted by tinytina

 

Hello everyone,

 

I am new and feeling really alone and could use some support.

It's difficult as many of our friends have kids already or are pregnant. 

 

We are finally at a point where we want to have kids but we know its going to be a long and difficult road for both of us.

My fiance is a paraplegic and we may have a difficult time conceiving.

 

I feel so alone.

 

July was the first month we tried- we only managed to have sex once during my fertile period so we knew it was a long shot but I was so upset when I get my period on Saturday.

So I guess, I am waiting to ovulation in August and hope for the best.

 

How do you deal with the loneliness but also not let it become an all consuming thing within your life?s

 

Thanks

post #8 of 52
SweetMama34, not getting a lot of sleep does tend to skew my temps quite a bit, hopefully it doesn't for you! Crossing my fingers with you too.

lenny1027, sorry about AF and wasting a lot of tests, but I'm glad you are thinking positive about it, that is how I am looking at this cycle as a little more time to prep my body.

dakipode, I know I didn't post much last week as I was super busy at work, not sure about everyone else, but it was quieter for sure.

tinytina, welcome smile.gif talking with other ladies on this site who are going through the same TTC roller coaster helps me a lot, so hopefully we can help support you!

Well, I was hoping to get a temp this morning to confirm if my temp had actually risen, I've been good all this cycle about getting them, but my DD woke up at 5am and I brought her to bed and didn't feel like trying to take a temp then so I skipped it. Ah well, hopefully tomorrow, but I am thinking I O'd this weekend, but I'll wait until FF confirms. I'm feeling good about this cycle, but who knows!
post #9 of 52

Thanks. I guess I am in the Waiting to O category.

 

I really appreciate the warm welcome. I am trying to stay positive moving forward.

post #10 of 52

Hi everyone. I don't recognize that many names, I haven't been around for a few months. I took some time off because I was feeling stressed, but this AF I started to feel the baby bug biting again. I am frustrated with myself because I could have lost some weight during the hiatus, but stress makes dieting as hard as conceiving, I guess.

 

So here I am, starting prenatals and healthy eating, walking daily, all over again. I am not sure if we will try this cycle, it will take some convincing with DH because he doesn't change his mind back and forth as easily as I do. LOL.

 

It is nice to be WANTING a pregnancy again. We'll see where that takes us. (For those who don't know me or remember me, I TTC'd for 6 cycles starting last winter with no conception. I have a 4 year old DD that we conceived easily. I'm 30.)

post #11 of 52
anylily, welcome back, sorry you have been so stressed and that conceiving this time around hasn't been easy as with your first.

Well, temp still high today, so even though FF isn't committing since I missed yesterday, I'm pretty sure I O'd on Saturday, so please move me to Waiting to Know whenever you get a chance. I'm pretty hopeful as our BD timing was good again, but we'll see smile.gif My SIL is pregnant (due in October) and saw a few new photos of her this morning and man do I want to be pregnant!
post #12 of 52

Hi all,

 

I'm new to TTC, but we are foster parents. I have PCOS and hypothyroidism and we're officially halfway through our one year of trying on our own before we move onto Clomid. I just wanted to introduce myself and say hello! 

post #13 of 52
anyalily I remember you! What's funny is I just posted in the TTC#2 -seems all those lovely ladies graduated. DH finally is on same page wanting #2. So here I am again. I feel a little lonely though...hadn't really connected with anyone again yet. So good baby vibes and baby dust to you, I think I'm out this cycle- at due tomorrow and I'm already having spotting... Noticed I was already in the waiting to o list so just leave me there smile.gif
post #14 of 52
Oh, and I'm debating vitex, any thoughts?
post #15 of 52
I take vitex for PMS- related symptoms ( cramping, acne), but apparently it's good for TTCing as well...something about it mimicking progesterone in the body, I think. But don't quote me on that, lol. The only thing is it takes about 3-4 cycles to be effective.
post #16 of 52
Thanks for the new thread, Mayday! How are things going with your pregnancy? I hope all is well!

I just got back from five days camping up near Ottawa, Ontario. The weather was great, except for one night, and we got to bring DS on his first boat ride (in a paddle boat). We also brought our 6 month puppy with us and she had a blast. I'll try to put a picture or two up once I get them off the camera.

Welcome, TinyTina! I hope you'll find this to be a wonderfully supportive community, I know I have. I share your feelings of being alone. I haven't told anybody we are trying IRL, except my best friend, and she and her DH don't want kids so it's kind of a one sided conversation, and I get the feeling she's getting sick of hearing about it.
I got the baby bug about a year ago when my niece was born after thinking I was done with having kids and happy with just one (DS is 5 now), but bit by bit I started changing my mind, and now it's like babies are everywhere around me. Everyone's having them or becoming pregnant, and I feel like I'm on this TTC island all by myself. I'm glad I've met some other island dwellers on this forum joy.gif

I haven't been temping or doing anything else this month. Today is cd20, and it kind of snuck up on me for a change (which is nice). Being in the forest for 5 days really had me confused, and I tought for sure I was cd14 only. I had some fertile CM before we left, but who knows what while we were there. It's hard to track when you're constantly sweaty and dirty! lol
So, I guess you can move me to Waiting to Know, and we'll see what happens. I have some opk sticks for next cycle if this one doesn't pan out (but I'm secretly hoping I won't need them...shhh)
post #17 of 52
katiebugbug, welcome and good luck to you smile.gif

gratefulstella, I don't know anything about vitex, sorry you are feeling lonely, I have been too but not because of TTC really, just a lack of local friends/family

StudyingStones, sometimes it is nice to take a break from keeping track, I hope you have a nice surprise this cycle and glad you had a good time camping

FF did update this morning with my O date that I was already sure of so goodvibes.gif
post #18 of 52

good luck Quinalla

 

I think I have just been feeling "lonely" because I haven't been as active on these boards as I used to- so just not feeling that close to anyone, but getting back into it

 

Lidamama84 I have heard that Vitex takes a few months to really regulate things, there is no hormones in it but it helps balance things out...so I think I might take a shot in the dark and try it. Have you noticed a difference in your PMS? I get HORRIBLE mood swings (poor dh) and that about sums it up, oh and pretty bad cramps during AF...but other than that pretty decent...

post #19 of 52

gratefulstella, I started taking vitex three cycles ago. The first one didn't seem to do much for me, was taking one a day in the AM. Talked to a lady at the herb store and she recommended I take one AM and one PM and that seemed to have an immediate effect for me. This cycle I'm sticking with the same formula so we'll see if it was the increase in vitex or something else. I take the Solaray with the red cap, guaranteed potency 0.5% agnuside.

As far as mood swings are concerned, I've found that taking extra niacin helps me out quite a bit, 50mg three times a day.

 

AFM: going in to get my parts checked out this morning. Curious about the results, hoping it'll help speed up the TTC process.

post #20 of 52
Welcome to the newcomers!

Studying Stones - I'm always hearing stories of women who conceive the first month they 'lose track' of things...it just sorta happens. Fingers crossed for you that you have a similar story to tell soon!
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