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post #21 of 78

LittleKind, hoping this time passes quickly and peacefully for you. I know it is a roller coaster and confusing most days. Just take time to pamper yourself, do things to help yourself relax & recover. I'm not sure what is going on with my body either, following m/c, and it really does stink.

post #22 of 78

Thank you all for the kind words. I will be so relieved to get my period this month! and if I don't, I will be glad too, I really will, be after two miscarriages in a row I don't want to hope. I have a healthy little son so I know I CAN stay pregnant, which makes things possibly even more confusing and difficult. I am glad I have him. On days I am really down and sure he will be the only one, he cheers me up and I realize having "just" him is a huge blessing. So, we will be ok in my family. I just have to take it day by day and, like Sarah said, try to be kind to myself and just let myself go through this time.

post #23 of 78

Littlekind- Big hugs to you hug2.gif Two miscarriages in a row must be so incredibly hard. TTC can really be unkind and unfair sometimes. I'm on my 19 cycle of trying with one early loss. It can really wear you out. I hope you get a clear answer soon so your healing can begin....

post #24 of 78
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LittleKind, do you know what your average luteal phase is? Could progesterone help?

post #25 of 78
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Anya, is there a chance the tests could be slightly defective? I have heard stories about how each test varies and sometimes you can get a bad batch, or that one will not come up as darker but the rest will? Either way I hope that it is just a fluke and you are still as pregnant as ever! :) Thank you for adding me to the list, by the way!

There is a chance... I actually dipped two Wondfos into the FMU and got similar readings... I found one more and tested with SMU and it looked darker, so I think maybe I had had a lot of water the night before. I am still a little concerned, but there is not much I can do right now. It is disturbing that I don't feel any symptoms, after feeling super hungry and a little light headed and when I didn't eat, and now all I feel are some mild cramps that come and go and a slightly tender left boob... Prayers are appreciated!

post #26 of 78
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LittleKind, I am sending you prayers for a short stay and a healthy pregnancy.

 

I tested again this morning on a Wondfo (my last), and I hoped to see a darker line. However, it was a slightly lighter line than two days ago. I did drink a full glass of water before bed but it was 6 hours FMU. I hope this doesn't mean anything? Any experience with this sort of thing? Does it always mean M/C?

 

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There is a chance... I actually dipped two Wondfos into the FMU and got similar readings... I found one more and tested with SMU and it looked darker, so I think maybe I had had a lot of water the night before. I am still a little concerned, but there is not much I can do right now. It is disturbing that I don't feel any symptoms, after feeling super hungry and a little light headed and when I didn't eat, and now all I feel are some mild cramps that come and go and a slightly tender left boob... Prayers are appreciated!

 

That happened to be last month. :-/ I also used wondfos. I used answer brand tests as well and they got lighter over the course of a few days.

I also found I'd get a darker line with SMU as my FMU always seemed to be watered down from the night before. Guess I drink too much water at night. But, with only one day like this, who knows. I would go buy a 3 pack of answer brand tests from walmart personally. Then use them every other day and watch for line darkening. I hope you get nice dark lines soon.

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That happened to be last month. :-/ I also used wondfos. I used answer brand tests as well and they got lighter over the course of a few days.

I also found I'd get a darker line with SMU as my FMU always seemed to be watered down from the night before. Guess I drink too much water at night. But, with only one day like this, who knows. I would go buy a 3 pack of answer brand tests from walmart personally. Then use them every other day and watch for line darkening. I hope you get nice dark lines soon.

 

Hmmm, thanks. I think I just have to give it time. Walmart is really out of my way... I just hate obsessing!

post #28 of 78

Anyalily, of COURSE it had to happen with your last wondfo, right? How better to drive yourself batty?

 

I'm actually in the same boat (it's funny how much that seems to be happening with us. Did you see we have the same due date?) I said I was done POAS after I got my darker line at 13dpo, but then this morning I figured that surely the line would be as dark as the control by now, so I took another this morning and it was lighter than yesterdays! (but still slightly darker than 12dpo) At first I was worried, but then I realized that I have been making a concerted effort to drink more water lately, and maybe that was the reason for the lighter line. In my experience SMU, or holding it for 8 hours minimum, always results in the darkest lines. But I usually test in the morning after only 6 hours of sleep.

 

Anyhow, I'm trying to stay calm and just trust that I am pregnant. It's hard, though, because if I were going to get my period it would come tomorrow, so of course all day I have been feeling crampy with lower back aches just like before AF rears her ugly head. *sigh*

 

Here's hoping for a healthy 9 months for both of us and our LOs

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Anyalily, of COURSE it had to happen with your last wondfo, right? How better to drive yourself batty?

 

I'm actually in the same boat (it's funny how much that seems to be happening with us. Did you see we have the same due date?) I said I was done POAS after I got my darker line at 13dpo, but then this morning I figured that surely the line would be as dark as the control by now, so I took another this morning and it was lighter than yesterdays! (but still slightly darker than 12dpo) At first I was worried, but then I realized that I have been making a concerted effort to drink more water lately, and maybe that was the reason for the lighter line. In my experience SMU, or holding it for 8 hours minimum, always results in the darkest lines. But I usually test in the morning after only 6 hours of sleep.

 

Anyhow, I'm trying to stay calm and just trust that I am pregnant. It's hard, though, because if I were going to get my period it would come tomorrow, so of course all day I have been feeling crampy with lower back aches just like before AF rears her ugly head. *sigh*

 

Here's hoping for a healthy 9 months for both of us and our LOs

We do have funny (and now, not so funny) synchronicity. We even both have foreign exchange husbands! You're in California, too, right?

 

I am trying to calm down and just appreciate that at this moment, I am pregnant. No more testing, at least for a while. Maybe I should go get betas, if I can't stop thinking about it... I have been crampy too, but I remember this from when I was pregnant with DD, so it worries me less... And in the last hour, my boobages have started feeling a little more preggers again. Let's keep in touch!

post #30 of 78

6 DPO here...I feel like I am pregnant but of course who knows for sure. I think I'm going to test on Saturday at 11 DPO.

LittleKind > *hugs* I'm sorry for what you are going through! You have a great attitude about it and are so blessed to have your little guy :) I've had a very early miscarriage and it's not fun at all and it makes me worried for next time too. My thoughts are with you and I'm sure that no matter what the outcome is this month, it will be for the best for you.

Anyalily > Sending you lots of good thoughts! I'd be nervous too, but it sounds like it could just be that your FMU was watered down from the night before.

post #31 of 78
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LittleKind, do you know what your average luteal phase is? Could progesterone help?

When I conceived my so, my luteal phase was 10 days. I'd worried because that's short but my pregnancy with him was fine. When I got my cycle back 18 months after he was born, I suddenly had 14-15 day luteal phase. I don't know much about progesterone but my miscarriages were at 10 and 7 weeks. Is that early enough that progesterone could help?
post #32 of 78

If you could move me to waiting to know I would appreciate it! I'm not very optimistic about this cycle, but we'll see. 

post #33 of 78
Hi everyone!!

I've been away for a while. It's nice to be back. How are you all? I hope you are all new faces and the "old" members are all graduated! =)

I just looked at everyone's charts, I'm so excited! There are so many people in different "stages" I'm especially crossing my fingers and sending lots of baby dust to all of you in that 3rd + week of 2ww.

GRATS TO ALL THE BFPs!

As for me, I'm on cd 19. Still getting EWCM and I don't know when I'm going to ovulate but I'm diligently temping and if everything goes right I'll be able to tell based on my temp spike (and cm). First month after miscarriage was bfn obviously, I'm hopeful for this month because I'll be in Kansas for CDsmom1031's son's first birthday and her sister's (also my cousin) baby shower, around the time I'll be testing and it would be awesome to share bfn news with them! I was so confident last month and was crushed when bfn came (actually cried) so I don't want to get too excited this month.

I hope to hear from you all soon,
-Em
Edited by FreedEm11 - 10/15/12 at 7:56pm
post #34 of 78
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You're in California, too, right?

 

 

Yay for California! I am in Los Angeles. :)

post #35 of 78
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There is a chance... I actually dipped two Wondfos into the FMU and got similar readings... I found one more and tested with SMU and it looked darker, so I think maybe I had had a lot of water the night before. I am still a little concerned, but there is not much I can do right now. It is disturbing that I don't feel any symptoms, after feeling super hungry and a little light headed and when I didn't eat, and now all I feel are some mild cramps that come and go and a slightly tender left boob... Prayers are appreciated!

 

Let's hope your lack of symptoms is just a blessing & not a cause for concern. It totally makes sense that an increase in water would cause a slightly lighter line. Definitely praying! How soon would you be able to get betas? 

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Let's hope your lack of symptoms is just a blessing & not a cause for concern. It totally makes sense that an increase in water would cause a slightly lighter line. Definitely praying! How soon would you be able to get betas? 

I don't even know. They weren't offered to me with my last pregnancy and I wasn't planning on seeing a Dr or MW for a few weeks yet. I think I will give it another week, if I possibly can... What can they do with the information besides predict or rule out M/C?

post #37 of 78
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I don't even know. They weren't offered to me with my last pregnancy and I wasn't planning on seeing a Dr or MW for a few weeks yet. I think I will give it another week, if I possibly can... What can they do with the information besides predict or rule out M/C?

 

It wasn't offered to me either. I was frustrated that I had to ask, because at that point they had already suspected MC due to lack of heartbeat & betas were pretty much the only way I could tell for sure what was up. I am sure you are completely fine though, I know it's impossible not to worry, just give it a few days and take another test if it will give you peace of mind! Sending good thoughts your way.

post #38 of 78

I realize the thermometer I'm using isn't giving me accurate temps, so unfortunately, I have no idea what's going on anymore. Blah... annoying. Don't buy a temporal thermometer. I had the exergen one. - $34 thermometer, kinda makes me mad.

I just bought a basal thermometer at walmart and will start using that instead.

I'm a mouth breather and do not want to stick that in the hoo hah, so will under arm readings be accurate? I guess I'll start temping right away, though without starting at the beginning of my cycle, I won't have much to go on. Might be useful to have those reading when I go into my next cycle though.


Edited by dayiscoming2006 - 10/16/12 at 1:45pm
post #39 of 78

dayiscoming2006 I think as long as you are consistent with where you temp and when, you should still see a shift. Armpit, whoha, or mouth.

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Under the arm is not accurate, unfortunately. Neither is the forehead/temple one.

 

You may just have to stick it in the hoo-ha. I love the way you said that! LOL.

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