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post #181 of 211
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Congrats Dakipode!!!!!!!!!!!!!! joy.gifjoy.gifjoy.gifjoy.gifjoy.gifjoy.gifjoy.gifjoy.gifjoy.gifjoy.gifjoy.gifjoy.gifjoy.gifjoy.gifjoy.gifjoy.gifjoy.gifjoy.gifjoy.gifjoy.gifjoy.gifjoy.gifjoy.gifjoy.gifjoy.gifjoy.gifjoy.gifjoy.gifjoy.gifjoy.gifjoy.gifjoy.gifjoy.gifjoy.gifjoy.gif
post #182 of 211

Yay yay yay for BFP dakipode! Hoping for a sticky bean for you!


AFM: Had a funky cycle this month and not exactly sure where I am.

post #183 of 211

Lily- I'm the same way, I'm very zen up until I o and then I go nuts lol.


AFM- Temp went to the coverline yesterday and I spotted a little, then it dropped below it today so I am expecting AF to show up.  Oh well, on to the next cycle.  I am surprisingly okay with my BFN, maybe it is because I have had my heart set on an October baby.  I'm saying my prayers I get one.

post #184 of 211

Lily and John16n33 Me too!! I feel so okay, relaxed, flexible, flowy, until I know I've O'd and then I am consumed with TTC thoughts!!! I've decided to try something new for 2013 and really chart, temping and all. Bought my first basal body temp thermometer over the weekend and used it for the first time this morning. I totally think it is in the cards for us to have October babies nod.gif I can feel it. I loved my previous pregnancy with an October due date/delivery. I'm sending up prayers with you!! hug.gif

post #185 of 211

I also had an october due date but a september baby! And I also loved the pregnancy.


AFM- Today I met with our mom group. My friend there is pregnant and she seems too worried and anxious about a second baby. And somehow the discussion went on to how difficult babies are, how much hard work. I just sat silent and sort of phased out. I had nothing to contribute. I loved being pregnant (well most of it) and somehow my brain is forgetting all the hardships of being a new mom and just highlighting all the baby chubbiness. I'm just feeling blue. I don't really like complaining about taking care of DD because she really understands now what we say. And in all truthfulness, (and I say this even though sometimes I hide from her because I don't want to share MY chocolate bar), I don't see her as a bother at all. She's such a joy to me and I'd love to give her a sibling. I just hope it is in the cards. 

post #186 of 211

Well AF is here, to celebrate I think I am going to eat an entire pint of Ben and Jerry's for lunch.  Or maybe I'll curl up with my knitting and watch some netflix while Dd naps.

post #187 of 211

Thanks for the congratulations everyone!


Congratulations Dakipode and Serena!


Dakipode, I agree with you that making comparisons to an ectopic chart might not work so well. I would imagine that pregnancy charts might vary anyway. I'm sending you good thoughts that your bean found a good spot this time!


John, I just bought a pint of Ben and Jerry's myself!


Sending baby dust to everyone!

post #188 of 211
Thread Starter 
Dakipode - I would think this pregnancy looks better anyways. The ectopic was a late implanter (always a bad sign) and this one seem sright on time. Also, the HCG seemed low with the ectopic and the HPT seems dark already for you which is a good sign.

Lilykay - I know what you mean. I really, really don't mind the middle of the night feedings. The falling asleep with a baby at my breast. The snuggle of a newborn asleep on my chest. I actually love it all. Even during the middle of the "worst" of it, I really, really didn't mind. I know no one believes me. But, I'll tell you again someday when I'm in the middle of it again with a newborn in the middle of the night. hearts.gif

revolting - I'm in the same boat. This cycle (immediately after my miscarriage) has been completely screwy. I have no idea if I O'd or not. (Although, we did get together on cd 16, so maybe if I did we have a chance this cycle.) I haven't had any cm signs though, so that makes me think theres been no O. greensad.gif
post #189 of 211

John, that's my kind of celebrating winky.gif


Hi everyone!!


I'm so tired today...DP stayed over last night, which he doesn't typically do and neither of us slept well. Every time DP fell asleep he'd start snoring and I'd wake up and nudge him and then he'd wake up too irked.gif  It's days like this I wish I liked coffee lol  We're both kind of getting antsy about this cycle. We're tired and I don't feel like anything is happening. It's CD 12 so there's still time for O to happen, but DP has to go out of town for a couple days starting tomorrow and I could go w/him, but the prospect of sleeping away from home (which means the increased potential of even more loss of sleep) isn't sounding like a fun time. If we somehow manage a sticky bean this cycle I'll be ecstatic, of course, but it just doesn't seem like it's happening. I'm already thinking that I'll get some OPK's so I have a better idea of when O is happening next month. I used to chart when I had a regular job & regular sleep/wake cycles, but now that I'm self employed my schedule is super erratic so charting isn't really an option and I've been remiss about checking my CM this cycle. Wah, wah, wah lol 

I hope you all are having a better start of your day than I am. It can only get better from here!

post #190 of 211

Xerxella, I believe you. I really do! Because I also enjoyed being pregnant when everyone around me complained about it. And even though in the end breastfeeding became more of a chore (but that's only at the end of two years) and that's why I weaned DD, the first year and a half I LOVED it. And no one around me got that! My happy place right now are those days when she was so tiny, we'll lie down and she's on my chest suckling and smelling like heaven luxlove.gif.  I felt bad sharing this with my friends, especially because one went through a very bad case of post-partum depression, but I was on a high for 3 months after the birth. It was difficult of course being a new mom, but it was the first time in my life where I was living 100% in the moment.


AFM- 7 DPO and no signs whatsoever (except constipation). My schedule for the next couple of weeks is FULL, but not the good kind of full. A lot of appointments (doctor, dentist) and decisions to be made (we're moving in April). At least I'll be busy. I've also decided to do something about my health. I haven't done any sports for the last couple of months and my diet's was getting worse. Yesterday I bought lots of good food (organic calf liver, veggies, salad); hopefully I'll get back on track. I already feel better today after having proper meals yesterday instead of all the snacking I've been doing.

post #191 of 211

Hey all.  CD7 for me today so not much going on. It's so much easier to stay sane before the 2WW! LOL. Been sleeping with my eye mask to try the whole lunaconception thing. I do feel more refreshed in the morning, other than this stupid cold I have, so I wonder if the ambient light has been messing with me more than I ever realized. Supposed to talk to my MW today about progesterone so hopefully I'll get a script all set up for 2DPO. That will make me feel so much better.  We are getting ready for an 8h (or 10 with the kids!) road trip today. It'll be a long haul but we're going to visit one of my very best friends in the world and I'm so excited! 

post #192 of 211

Lily- WTG getting back on track!  I am trying to do the same thing.  Good luck with these next few weeks, business tends to make me less obsessive so hopefully it will you too :)


katie-  Good luck on the road trip!  This summer I went on a road trip with my family from Texas to Idaho for my cousins wedding, with 3 stops in Colorado along the way so my Uncle could play shows (he's a musician).   There were 6 adults, 3 teenagers, and 4 kids all in a 15 passenger van.  It was hectic to say the least!

post #193 of 211

AFM- Nothing much is going on here, I am cd3 and my period has been strangely very light.  Like almost only spotting light.  I also STILL have not secured a spot for student teaching, and am starting to contact schools in Texas since my family said I could stay with them if I needed to do it there.  I just want to graduate!

post #194 of 211

xerxella and lilykay - Can't wait til I can relate to those amazing baby snuggles redface.gif I imagine enjoying every minute of it!


AFM-   Saw the Dr. yesterday and he saw a cyst on one of my ovaries. He didn't seem to think it was a big deal. He thought that perhaps it was left over from last cycles ovulation.  But he did postpone the Clomid a few days in hope that the cyst would "settle down" a little.  I go in for another ultrasound next Thursday to see how its doing and if the clomid is working.  I'm trying not to let my hopes for this cycle get to high but they already are. The Dr. was very positive and thought that the meds should do it. To my surprise he didn't push IUI at all like I thought he would. He seemed to think that if my ovulation could be stronger I should be able to get pregnant.  Crossing my fingers that he's right and it only takes a few medicated cycles to get preggo! 

post #195 of 211

That sounds really positive, JustJenny!! Fingers crossed for you that Clomid will do it.


AFM: So we started trying this cycle, and partway through the weekend I started panicking about the timing. So, we are back to preventing until at least July, probably October. It just didn't feel right. I feel like my DD2 still needs to be the baby. And, if we wait till the fall to try, by the time I have the baby DD2 will be 3, and by the time I go back to work, she will be eligible for school. All this is contingent upon us not conceiving this cycle, lol. Luckily, I got my OPKs in the mail yesterday (CD 11), and no signs of O yet. Our last unprotected bd was Sunday, so we should probably be clear for this cycle. I am curious when I O, though. My gut tells me it's more like CD 18 of a 28 day cycle. Does that make any sense?

post #196 of 211
Lidamama - it does make sense.. I read somewhere just this morning that women that go with their gut feel on O often have good results... If you are naturally in tune to it lol!
I admire your restraint and organization to hold off, I'm not going to have that luxury lol - at 38.5 already I'll have to rocket them out (universe willing!)
Sending lots of baby dust all around...
post #197 of 211
Thanks, Chuord! I wasn't this restrained with DD1 or DD2, but now my life is pretty full and busy. I want two more kids, but since I'm only 28 I do feel like I have the luxury of time, however my DH is 46, so I don't know how much longer he wants to be in the "baby" phase...I think that's why he's kind of eager to have them closer together...and every time someone has a rough day, he's like "and you want MORE?!"
post #198 of 211

Lida - I wish I felt so relaxed about my age. Since we've had so much trouble in the last year TTC, even though I'm only 26, I worry about each year making it that much harder to have a healthy pregnancy.


JustJenny - Hoping the cyst is nothing and you can get back on your meds soon!


AFM: Period showed up yesterday. A new cycle, a new beginning, right?

post #199 of 211

Revolting: I totally agree that my age is just a number and there is never any guarantee about future fertility. But, for the sake of staying sane, I can't let myself fall into that trap of worrying...  I'm keeping my hopes high that this is your cycle :)

post #200 of 211
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revolting - Hugs. grouphug.gif I guess that answers that question. Ugh.

Lidamama - Go with your gut on all of it. You're probably right!

justjenny - Good luck!!!!! clomid works for many, many women. I hope you're among that group! :babydust

wave.gif And, hello to all!

Sorry, to all the people I missed. I've been a bit distracted lately. I'll start the next moon cycle on Friday unless anybody else really wants it.
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