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post #101 of 154
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GISDiva: woohoo! Come on BFP!

 

beingmommy: I'm doing ok for now, yesterday's total count 2002. I have plenty of time tonight so I intend to stay on track. I also downloaded No Plot, No Problem! That is a funny little book! "A deadline is, simply put, optimism in its most ass-kicking form." lol.gif I love that we're in this together. I think he calls it the SOS NaNoWriMo.

 

As for staying zen: too much here, too little there. Let me explain: I'm totally symptom spotting though most of the day I manage to stay sane. Then earlier some guy bumped into me at literally 5mph. So I get out of the car, look at the bumper, it looks fine, I tell him "Pay attention!" and drive off. Well, after looking more closely at the back of my car I realized the spare tire cover is cracked because that's the part he hit, not the bumper... Ugh. I don't really care but I'm dreading DH yelling at me for not getting his insurance info... So too zen there?

I'm totally tempted to test on Sunday but I'll be 8DPO so I doubt I would get any valid information. I guess I'm sort of looking for a good excuse to start taking it easier in my tennis lessons. I love them but sometimes he works me really hard and I wonder if all this exercise is interfering with TTC. I guess I just want to blame it on something and that's the only thing I do a lot of that I can blame it on...

Now back to writing!

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Dakipode So glad you're staying calm and peaceful. Not sure I think it is too zen, though I suspect your DH might. lol.gif I find it impossible not to symptom spot myself. Trying to keep it in perspective has been my challenge for myself. And it is always fun to imagine, maybe I am pregnant this time! I find I am sad when/if AF arrives regardless of what I have/have not done so I do allow myself to indulge in some dreaming and magical thinking. Sort of the opposite of what you discussed earlier in this month's posts re: negative thinking. I also think you are completely justified in taking it a little easy with tennis/exercise generally; you have to listen to your body, right? wink1.gif I am so impressed with all of you taking on the Nano writing challenge!! Awesome!! Oh, and we are doing okay here in Central NY, Sandy only brought us some rain and winds, nothing too bad. I feel so awful for those on the coast.

 

GISDiva Fingers crossed!!

 

AFM, I've been using my OPKs this week and am a little confused. Thursday I had a light test line, lighter than the control. Yesterday it was super dark, as dark as the control. And today it is so dark, it's darker than the control (been using them for 4 months and have never had that happen before, though I know the directions say it can happen). I've been having more EWCM than I recall ever having in my entire life and I've been interested in BDing for more than just procreative reasons, which has (quite honestly) been my sole focus the past 6 months or so... I am really hoping this is all good news for this month's chances. Been super busy at work and have lots of plans this weekend to keep my mind from becoming too obsessed. And the TWW begins!

 

Happy weekend!!
 

post #103 of 154
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Sparklemaman: sounds like the time is right. Happy BDing!

 

AFM: I've decided I won't test tomorrow. I'm going to try to hold out like last month and just wait for AF to show up. I did catch a slight cold so I'll use that as my excuse for him to take it easy on me.

And for those of you who care to know: total word count 6283. I totally got in the zone earlier and it was such a great feeling. I didn't even realize time was flying by and then I looked at my word count and was pleasantly surprised. Focus = zen!

 

Where's everyone else this weekend?

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Dakipode I sure hope so!! I am just confused as to when exactly I O'd, or perhaps I still have not!! I am going to try and trust that I have read my body's signs correctly and relax (well try to). Fingers crossed for you and goodvibes.gifbeing sent your way!!

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dakipode: I definitely think taking it easy on the exercise is a good idea if it feels that way to you, and I'm also waiting until AF does or doesn't show up rather than testing.  I freaked out at the end last month and regret spending to the money on the test, especially when I didn't beleive that negative anyways, haha.  You are rockin' the writing!

sparkle: I like how you put that - "I am going to try and trust that I have read my body's signs correctly and relax".  I'm going to try and join you on that project! 

AF is due for me on the 12th, and I'm feeling much less crazy than last month.  I'm overall relaxed.  We may be relocating for my midwifery apprenticeship, and everything is up in the air as to where, when, if, which has made me surrender to the flow a little more.  I have been curiously investigating my chart as it unfolds this month though, as fertilityfriend.com has posed a different opinion about my ovulation timing than I had originally thought.  Either way, I've covered my bases with BDing, so only time will tell.  Thinking of you all!

post #106 of 154
dakipode - So, did you hold out? And, did I miss what nano is? (Or maybe I just failed the crunchiness test! bag.gif )

sparklemama - Love it! smile.gif

AFM - I was going to test this morning and collected my urine and then wiped and realized I didn't need to test, AF is here. Oh well, I really didn't think it'd be + anyways. Onward and upward.

Sorry, I've been MIA. I'll try to be a better member in the days moving forward. Baby dust to all. dust.gif
post #107 of 154
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Originally Posted by Xerxella View Post

dakipode - So, did you hold out? And, did I miss what nano is? (Or maybe I just failed the crunchiness test! bag.gif )
sparklemama - Love it! smile.gif
AFM - I was going to test this morning and collected my urine and then wiped and realized I didn't need to test, AF is here. Oh well, I really didn't think it'd be + anyways. Onward and upward.
Sorry, I've been MIA. I'll try to be a better member in the days moving forward. Baby dust to all. dust.gif


Ugh, I hate the feeling of seeing the proof that I am not pregnant :(

post #108 of 154

xerxella - We're going to be cycle buddies again. Af came this morning for me too. I was expecting it too so there isn't much disappointment. Just the normal period blahs....

 

dakipode- How did your weekend go? Did you do a lot of writing?

post #109 of 154

I also started my AF this morning!  There's a bunch of cycle buddies.

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justjenny and devilish - I wish we weren't cycle buddies and were DDC buddies instead! Apparently, we all relate to the "Waning Gibbous Moon" which looks like 3/4 of a moon as it's going away. hhhmmm. This is what the Waning Gibbous Moon looks like in my household - moon.gif ...... ROTFLMAO.gif (I had to put the dots in there because the rolling head was getting a little too close to the wagging ass. Can we say ass on here?)
post #111 of 154

xerxella: November could be our month. I knew I wouldn't be this month because we missed our window (we were visiting my dad and the walls are thin).  I'm also excited because for the first time since before I got pregnant with my now two year old dd, I've had two cycles in a row that are <40 days long. Prior to this, it was this weird thing where I'd have a 35 - 39 cycle and then a 60 day cycle. And now I can start the clomid a full month sooner then I thought I would. I am sorry that you and Justjenny are not. But baby dust to us all! DD gives me hope that it will happen again.


Edited by devilish - 11/6/12 at 5:26am
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xerxellaROTFLMAO.gif     wtf waning gibbous moon nono.gif

post #113 of 154
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Xerxella: Na(tional) No(vel) Wri(ting) Mo(nth), the goal is to write a 50K word novel by the end of the month. Beingmommy mentioned it and I thought it would be fun so I signed up. Sorry AF found you. On to the next cycle.

 

I wish for all of us to be DDC buddies instead of cycle buddies. I feel like I've gotten to know you all so well and how great would it be if we could continue our journeys together.

 

devilish: sounds like your cycles are straightening out. Good luck with the Clomid. I'd love to hear your experience.

 

JustJenny: I wish you good luck in this next cycle too!

 

AFM: I did get some writing done this weekend but probably won't get much done tonight. DH won tickets to a basketball game so we're doing that instead.

Yesterday I was completely convinced I was pregnant (after a week of diligent symptom spotting...) but now today a symptom of oncoming AF showed up... Part of it was wanting to feel sure of something, whether it was pregnant or not, in a way it was easier to believe in something than to wonder. Now I'm pretty sure AF is coming and I'm off my cloud. I guess we'll see what happens in the next few days. I haven't tested.

post #114 of 154

Sorry I haven't checked in for a while. I just got a new computer, so I had to find all my passwords.

 

Congratulations beingmommy! That's wonderful!

 

I am very impressed with those of you doing nano. I've always been much better with numbers than words myself.

 

Margo, we are cycle buddies. My AF is due on the 12th as well.

 

AFM: I've been feeling pretty calm this cycle. I just had a doctor's appointment last Friday, so I felt like maybe I had some control because I am doing something. So I had a blood test today to check my thyroid, and I have a sono HSG scheduled for next week. My husband went for his semen analysis yesterday. This was all making me feel better, but we just got the semen analysis results, and his morphology is only 1% normal. Googling tells me that means IVF is recommended. greensad.gif But he'll have to go back for more testing later to check if it gets better on its own.

post #115 of 154
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Originally Posted by coati456 View Post
My husband went for his semen analysis yesterday. This was all making me feel better, but we just got the semen analysis results, and his morphology is only 1% normal. Googling tells me that means IVF is recommended. greensad.gif But he'll have to go back for more testing later to check if it gets better on its own.

Sorry to hear it. Often we women do anything and everything we can think of to improve our chances and our partners are just along for the ride. I hope you find that your DH is willing to try some natural remedies, maybe alter some eating/exercise/underwear habits and things will improve on their own.

post #116 of 154

My husband will do anything he needs to do, but I think we are going to wait for the next doctor's appointment and see what she recommends.

post #117 of 154

Dakipode You are SO right! I have countless friends who's partners are less than supportive or just not pulling their weight in their relationships, especially around TTC. While no one wants to hear they may be part of the reason TTC has been challenging, I suspect for many men it is a gendered ego blow, not worse or better, just different, they aren't even willing to explore. Coati, I am glad your DH doesn't fall into that lot smile.gif

 

Margo How are you doing with the relaxing and letting go? I am 5 DPO and feeling rather acutely aware of symptoms and not quite sure what to make of them. That is to say, less than relaxed, but still trying! I have a card on the visor of my car that says, "I am flexible and flowing." I keep reminding myself this is what I aspire to be.

 

My DD appears to have the flu, fever 103+ last night. A temp that high starts to make me nervous but it did come down with Tylenol. I will take her in this morning. She was so pitifully sad last night, grumpy and clearly uncomfortable. It was nice to just snuggle her up while she fell asleep.

 

Dakipode How was the basketball game?

post #118 of 154
sparkle - Sorry your dd is sick. sick.gif I know it's wrong, but one thing I like about a sick kid is they're SO snuggly. So, I hope you at least enjoyed that part.

coati - I've been wondering about dh's swimmers for awhile now. I'm going to make an appointment with the regular RE and do the basic testing (HSG and SA). My dh, like yours, will do anything, but I'd at least like to know where we stand. Please keep us advised on what the doc says.

dakipode - How many dpo are you? I tend to think if an early test, like a First Response Early Result, is negative at 12 dpo, you're definitely not pregnant. But, I'm the type that just has to know, one way or another. (((hugs)))) hug.gif

devilish - Good luck with the Clomid!!! What's the plan, cd 5-9? Will you have any monitoring?

AFM - Nothing new here. CD 4 today and af is moving out. It was a little lighter this time than normal. hhhmmmm That always makes me nervous. (Of course, if it was heavier than normal that would make me nervous, too.) namaste.gif
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Just lurking and rooting for everyone!

 

Baby dust!!  goodvibes.gif

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dakipode: Bolt.gifduh.gif banghead.gif bag.gif

 

Sparkle: I'm sorry your dd is sick. I hope she feels better soon.

Xerxella: I am doing clomid days 3 - 7. I will be monitored. And my AF was super light this time, too. I wonder if it's something else that goes around?

 

Thanks, beingmommy!  Right back at you!


Edited by devilish - 11/8/12 at 10:21am
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