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The "One" Thread for December 2-10

post #1 of 61
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for Dec. 2 to Dec. 9

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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Big congrats to you all!!


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post #2 of 61

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANYALILY!! jumpers.gifjumpers.gifjumpers.gif   Enjoy your special day!



Welcome diaperjunkie!


AFM - 12dpo and tested negative today. I expected it as I don't feel even the slightest bit preggo.  Monday I'm going to call and get us set up for some thorough exams at a fertility clinic. Its overdue and we are both ready for the next step. 

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Happy birthday, anyalily!!!partytime.gif Hope you have a fun night!


JustJenny: having a plan is good, I hope you can get an appt soon and maybe get some reassurance or answers.

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Happy Birthday, AnyaLily!! jumpers.gif Enjoy your day.

post #5 of 61
Thanks for the new thread.

Happy birthday!
post #6 of 61

Happy Birthday anyalilybirthday.gif Hope you have a wonderful day!!!


JustJenny please keep us in the loop with your appointment, etc. really hope you get some answers soon.


wave.gifHi to everyone else!

post #7 of 61
Happy Birthday Anyalily!!

Here's to a week of bfps for everyon in 2ww!
post #8 of 61
...and sticky eggs and lots of BD for those of us waiting to O. :-)
post #9 of 61

Happy Birthday Anyalily!


AFM I am 3 DPO today and ordered some pregnancy tests over the weekend, so waiting for them to arrive probably tomorrow. When to start testing though? I will start as soon as the tests are here I bet! When is everyone else testing?

post #10 of 61

I'm a little late, but happy birthday Anyalily! joy.gif

post #11 of 61

AF is here this morning. Anyalily could you move me to waiting to O, please. 

post #12 of 61

Happy Belated, AnyaLily!


Samy23:  Good luck on your 2ww- I am right there with you (8 dpo). AF is due  Sunday so trying to hold out till then.


JustJenny:  Wishing you the best in the next steps!  Keep us posted. Actually, if you feel like sharing, I would love to hear what those initial appointments look like and what to ask for.


AFM: I am both symptom spotting and feeling pretty negative. It is not really a good place to be.  I have even gone so far as to start to look up vitex and maca, and even perimenopause symptoms (I am 35).  I know that I have not been TTC very long, but with the first it was so quick that I am getting very discouraged.  


Anyone have positive experiences with vitex or maca (or both)? How much do you take? When?  At what point did you decide it was time for these types of interventions, or others like acupuncture? I know that there are some other MDC threads on this and will look there too. 

post #13 of 61

Jillgayle- Sure, I don't mind sharing what happens at the appointments. I understand being in a negative place, believe me. I am 36, dh is 41 and I think all the information about "advanced age" really adds to the pressure and anxiety. It doesn't matter how long you've been ttc. It hurts with each bfn. Plain and simple. It can be so tough keeping anxiety and disappointment at bay.  I believe it was Dakipode  who recently said that she had went to do early testing right towards the beginning of her ttc journey. I think that is really smart imo. I can't help but think if I had done that it would have relieved so much of my anxiety. Clear any illusions up, ya know?

           You asked about vitex and maca. I tried vitex and had to give up on it because of some serious gastro issues. Too bad to because its worked for a lot of people. I'm on my 4th month of Maca. I'm not pregnant obviously, but I like the way I feel.  Unfortunately I may have to stop as I've noticed it has shaved 2 days of my luteal phase. I'm taking 3 pills a day for a little over 1,000 mg. 

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Vitex really helped me after my miscarriage, helping my body to regulate again. I took 2 capsules a day. Now I'm drinking the Fertilitea, which has chaste tree berry in it (Vitex). My last AF was light and cramp free, compared to my normal heavy flow and constant cramping. Some say that it can affect your cycle length negatively if you have pretty regular periods, but it hasn't for me so far.

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Yeah, Vitex screwed up my cycles when I tried it years ago, but it did make AF completely cramp-free.

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JustJenny Sorry to hear Af is here.


JillGayle you are doing well not to test yet! I will have by 8DPO, I'm 4 DPO today and losing patience for those pregnancy tests to arrive in the mail....but it's good really they are not here yet as I might have tested and wasted a couple because you can't get a true result this early! I'm thinking of testing from 6DPO if possible.


Anyone know about the temp rise after ovulation? My temp has only risen .2 and .1 since ovulation... which doesn't seem very high for a temp 'spike' after O...right? I was expecting more of a .3 or .4 temp rise..  thoughts? And if I am pregnant, my temp would be slowly rising each day...which it isn't so far.. at 1DPO and 2DPO it rose by .2 then 3DPO and 4DPO it went down .1 from the .2 spike. greensad.gif


Hi Stevi! wave.gif

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<---- waiting to O


Hey, all...been an interesting week or so for me because I'm officially training for a half marathon (just completed a full marathon Sept 30).  Halfs aren't that big a deal to me, I work up to that distance pretty easily.  I'm slightly concerned my training could affect TTC, but I also feel like maintaining my health and sanity are just as important.  I've never had my training (even full marathon training) affect my cycles, so I'm hoping that trend continues.  

post #18 of 61
I hope you had a great birthday. Anyalily. Hey Stevi!

Afm- I'm either 13 or 10 dpo (if I even O'ed!) AF should have been here by now if it was thirteen :/

Thinking about running to the dollar store, but pretty sure all I'm going to get is a BFN!
post #19 of 61

Hi girls! I have been gone for a while after my second miscarriage in September. I am juuuust starting to feel ready to get back on the horse. Maybe I'll try in January or February again.


Anyway, my doc gave a speech about "two miscarriages isn't a problem, its just bad luck, especially since you have a healthy son. There is no reason to think you have anything wrong."


I, however, think I could possibly use progesterone supplements or testing this time around. He said that, statistically, these make no difference. I have heard otherwise from pregnant women. 


What is your experience with progesterone prescriptions or even the creams? Is it crazy for me to just get some cream and start using a little during my two week wait on the cycle I go for it?


I'm at a place where I'm ready to try, but still terrified of another loss. I don't think I will try again if I have a third loss.


I'm going to post this in TTC after loss, too, but I "know" some of you and came to you first!

post #20 of 61

Banana Good luck with your testing! I will be joining you tomorrow, even though I'll only be 6DPO I can't wait any longer to test! Is it impossible to get a positive at 6dpo? I'll test anyway.


5DPO today and having some pre-AF cramping....

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