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Originally Posted by prescottchels View Post

Wow Revolting!! I hope this is the cycle for you!! I was reading yesterday about how to make implantation happen better and for babe to stick enough to get the hormones flowing to stop AF from coming and it's all about having a high enough level of progesterone during the implantation and early pregnancy time. So if you haven't looked into progesterone you might. There are different supplements and even foods that can help the body create more progesterone &/or use it better  thumb.gif

 

Something to keep in mind. I've had one healthy pregnancy while nursing, but with all the losses I've experienced with trying to conceive my third child,  I wonder if breastfeeding is majorly messing up my hormones and causing the losses, but I rather wait to see than prematurely wean my three year old without even knowing if my hormones are not within normal ranges.

 

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(x-posted from The ONE thread):

 

I'm in shock. I brought one clear blue digi with me to Texas, telling myself I would not test until 2/3/13. Well I just couldn't get over the urge to test today (really not unusual at all for me in the TWW) and I took the test about 45 minutes ago after holding my pee for 6-7 hours. IT WAS A BFP! Like I said, I'm in shock. I am so scared, I don't know if I want to be moved to graduate yet. I think I will wait until after AF is due, and go to the store to by some more tests.

 Congrats!!!

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Originally Posted by prescottchels View Post

I'm pretty happy w/my crapton of hpt Wondfo's I got from Amazon. I highly recommend it! It's so nice to know they're there when the mood strikes and they dollar out to about 30 cents each so if I wanted to test everyday or multiple times a day it's no biggy, right? shy.gif  Which I haven't found I've wanted to do. I think the urge is stronger when I have to think about wanting to test & not having any tests, and spending more $$ on the ones from the store.

 

AFM: I'm expecting my crapton (my new favorite word...) of OPK wondfo's to arrive from Amazon today so I can start peeing on different sticks lol I'm really interested to see if my O days are still in the range of days I noted when I was faithfully charting, a few years back. The biology nerd in me is coming out. I love me a little science project, but "Hey Universe! I don't need several more cycles to geek out here!! This'll do it! Thanks!!" thumb.gif

 

joy.gif Hi everybody! 

If I have tests in the house, I will test multiple times before my period is due. Otherwise, I probably won't get around to it until when my period is due or afterwards. I often wonder why I test at all, since it seems to add to my obsession without reassuring me, but I can't resist.

post #82 of 117

Thanks ladies.  I went and bought a couple FRER's this morning and took one about 10:00 with SMU, it was faint but it was definitely positive.  I plan on testing one more time in a few days just to make sure.  Yes it might be insane, but I won't believe it until I have my BFP and I'm late lol.

post #83 of 117
lol.gif Glad I could add a new word to your cache prescott.

It's a little early for spring severe weather but there are places here getting tornadoes nonetheless. I'm ready for daylight and warmth though in a bad way...
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John-I think I'd be the same way!! Hang in there!! hug2.gif

 

Mamacat-our forecast is calling for highs in the 50's to maybe even low 60's and SUN! I'm so excited at the thought of being able to go outside for walks and such w/o freezing my tush off! I can't even begin to imagine what it'd be like to have tornadoes in the forecast bigeyes.gif my house would blow away...

post #85 of 117

gloomy.gif Well Crap. Had a blood test today and it confirmed my suspicions that I was not pregnant. I had pregnancy symptoms for 3 days and a implantation dip then it all just stopped. Very much like a light switch turning everything off.  My progesterone is still not over 10 but better than it was. I guess all I can hope for at this point is that my progesterone continues to climb so I can hold a pregnancy.  I see the Dr. in a little over a week and I'll see what he says then. So now I get to sit and wait for AF. Yay.

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JustJenny, so sorry to hear that hug2.gif Hopefully AF will come quickly so you can have this cycle behind you.

 

prescottchels, you're in AZ? My brother lives there and I'm always making fun of his definition of "cold" weather wink1.gif.  To be fair though, buildings and homes here are prepared very well for cold weather so it's not so bad for us.  I'll be traveling to Tucson in April for his wedding and I'm actually looking forward for a kid-free week of warm weather.

 

AFM - nothing to update really. I've never had (or at least noticed) an anovulatory cycle before so I have no idea how long it takes till AF arrives. I spent so much time yesterday googling that and all the stories of 40 60 and 90 day cycles freaked me out a bit.

 

Next month I'm ready to start using OPKs. I was against them at first because I thought it is "too much". But there reality have been once I noticefertile CM, we'd start BD every day and then by the time O happens, it feels like such a chore, especially if it is all on weekdays (job and kid really suck the energy out of you). So I'm hoping OPKs will help us time it better so it does not feel like an obligation.

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Aw man, I'm sorry JustJenny greensad.gif .What are you doing to raise your progesterone?

LilyKay: Yes indeed, google = blessing wrapped up in a curse nod.gif . Are you charting and temping? Ooh, you're going to have a blast during an Arizona April wedding; sans kiddos to boot smile.gif .
post #88 of 117
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Hey everyone. Sorry I've been absent.

Lilykay - You might have ovulated, but poorly which resulted in low progesterone and no noticable temp shift. If that's the case, you should get you period about regular time. The other option is that you'll still ovulate yet and that was just a "false start." I hope you find some answers soon.

justjenny - Sorry about the negative test. I always think the worst part of any cycle is when you know you're not pregnant and you're just waiting for af. Once af starts there can be hope again, but until then it just sucks.
prescott, revolting, john, mamacat and everyone else - wave.gif

I'm still looking for someone to take over the thread at the next new moon. It'll be on February 10th and it's the Snow Moon (or whatever). I won't be able to do the thread next moon with everything else going on, so if someone else cant take it we can just let it lapse if no one's interested.
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Yup, LilyKay! April in Tucson will rock!! DP & I are planning a trip down there sometime in April too. It's a work trip for him, but I get to tag along orngbiggrin.gif

 

Justjenny- hug2.gif

 

 

Yesterday was super weird for me... I felt nauseous after I got up, had some breakfast thinking maybe I was just really hungry, still felt nauseous, went to work at the kitchen where I'm the baker for gluten free stuff and I was making peanut butter chocolate chip cookies and the smell of the peanut butter combined w/all the other smells in the kitchen-bacon, cheesy potato soup, and garlic bagels was super nauseating. I had to step outside like 4 or 5 times in the 2 hrs I was there. I didn't feel sick in any other way, and I was really burpy and afraid I was gonna puke. When I got done w/cookies I went home and laid down for about 30 min til DP got off work and felt kinda tired but not as nauseous as at the kitchen. We went for a walk around the neighborhood and when we got back I felt progressively worse-started getting chills and a little achey, and didn't want to eat anything. In fact I didn't eat anything after breakfast except a bite of cookie dough batter to make sure it tasted right winky.gif

This morning I feel fine  shrug.gif  DP thinks I'm pregnant even though AF came lol AF was lighter than usual...so I POAS this morning, but it was negative... It's CD 7 today and my OPK's came so I'll start doing those, I guess...so weird...

 

ETA: Xerxella-I didn't see your post before I made this one... I'll start the next thread thumb.gif

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prescott: Our bodies just love to throw us off right? shake.gif Well, I know I get randomly nauseous during my cycles and a lot of time it seems to be when I've let myself get too hungry. I see that wasn't the issue for you though. Sometimes I get nauseous just b/c and my guess is hormonal fluctuations. Maybe you ate something at some point that didn't agree with you? I've done that and yeah, not so fun lol. Glad you're feeling better though! And thanks for taking over the thread smile.gif . I was just about to come and say if no one else could I'd give it a go for a bit 'cause I need this bit of sanity since TTC sucks so bad lol.gif .

Xerxella: Sounds like you've got a lot going on. I'm not sure if you've shared what or not as I'm decently new to this thread still. Hope things mellow out soon though!
post #91 of 117

Thanks for the encouragement everyone. I'm feeling a little less negative today. I appreciate the hugs :) Mamacatsbaby- I'm taking a pill form of progesterone prescribed by my RE. I'm thinking he may up the dose considerably or try something else to help raise my levels more. 

 

Hey Lilykay and Prescotthola.gif I'm in Tucson...  You will have great weather in april Lily! If you ever want to meet IRL I'm up for it. It would be cool to meet some of you...I know a great Gluten Free Cafe....

post #92 of 117
Gotcha JustJenny. I'm glad you're feeling a bit better today. I hope you find just the right combination of things that will work for you soon. I swear, I get the worst urges to cuss out my high school health teachers and everybody else that told us when we were teens that we could get preggo just by thinking about sex eyesroll.gif , ugh...
post #93 of 117

Mamacatsbaby - No kidding, lol. I would have enjoyed the freedom of sex so much more!!

post #94 of 117
Right?! I guess that was part of their fear? That we would all becoming raging nymphos or something?
post #95 of 117
If they're going to bother with sex ed. learning FAM inside and out should be a required part of the course...
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Oh yeah, God forbid we enjoy our sexuality and actually learn something useful! Instead of grossing us out with pictures of STD's how 'bout a lengthy month on fertility awareness. SO much more important. Using fear to motivate instead of information... eyesroll.gif

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I remember when I learned about fertility awareness my first thought was "WHY did I not know about this before?!". Seriously, I spent some time in my teenage years thinking there is something wrong with me because of all the "stretchy-goo". The only explanation I got was that it is normal but because no one actually saw what I was talking about I did not buy it. I'm dead set on teaching DD about it when she's about to reach puberty. I really feel knowledge about this will not turn teenage girls into irresponsible nymphos! A lot of the mothers in our baby group are ok with giving their girls birth control pills once they reach that age. I have nothing against about women wanting to take the pill, but not 14 or 15 year olds that are not fully developed. That'll just mess them up! OK I'll stop the rant!

 

JustJenny - I totally missed your location.. cool! I'm up for it too, I'm there for only a few days but a gluten-free cafe sounds like a great idea. We don't have those in Germany. It'll be funny though trying to explain to my family where I know you guys from "we're on the trying to make babies forum." haha I can already see my father's face bigeyes.gif.

 

AFM - So this cycle is getting weirder. AFTER my cervix literally closed up and all fertile CM was gone (for several days), my body decides, "Time to pop an egg!". I had ovulation pain and a sustained temp shift for the last few days. Can one ovulate with the cervix closed shut and no fertile CM? Of course I missed it all so I'm now out this cycle unless the little dudes survive for 5 days in feverish sick me . Ah well, at least I know it will not be too long until AF comes around.

 

I'm actually looking forward to this week, my boss is on vacation and we have a long weekend coming up. It's Karneval here so there'll be lots of drunk (yet harmless) people in funny costumes roaming the street come Thursday.  On Sunday they have the kid's version of "Karneval" which will be fun for DD, even though I'm not looking forward to her being pumped on sweets...

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LilyKay, do you have the dates for your Tucson trip? If they coincide w/my trip down there it'd be super fun for the 3 of us to meet up biggrinbounce.gif

post #99 of 117
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Originally Posted by JustJenny View Post

Oh yeah, God forbid we enjoy our sexuality and actually learn something useful! Instead of grossing us out with pictures of STD's how 'bout a lengthy month on fertility awareness. SO much more important. Using fear to motivate instead of information... eyesroll.gif
Using fear instead of information seems to be a running theme everywhere for everything duh.gif .

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Originally Posted by LilyKay View Post

I remember when I learned about fertility awareness my first thought was "WHY did I not know about this before?!". Seriously, I spent some time in my teenage years thinking there is something wrong with me because of all the "stretchy-goo". The only explanation I got was that it is normal but because no one actually saw what I was talking about I did not buy it. I'm dead set on teaching DD about it when she's about to reach puberty. I really feel knowledge about this will not turn teenage girls into irresponsible nymphos! A lot of the mothers in our baby group are ok with giving their girls birth control pills once they reach that age. I have nothing against about women wanting to take the pill, but not 14 or 15 year olds that are not fully developed. That'll just mess them up! OK I'll stop the rant!
Yes, exactly! I was having serious O pain every month too (always have) and I was told I needed to drink more water lol. They tried the best way they knew though now didn't they? I will definitely be teaching the ins and outs of FAM to my boys when the time comes. At least if they don't get all freaked out about talking about DTD stuff with their mom at that age lol.gif . DH can handle a good potion of that with them when they're teens doing their guy thing but I think this information is so important for them to have. They can add it too there cache of reproductive knowledge orngbiggrin.gif . And it goes w/o saying if we ever have a girl she'll be able to understand what's going on with her body from day 1.

Me, I've been passing out the last few days around 7:45 or so after I get the boys bathed and ready for bed. Still trying not to get too excited here. Just things that make you go "Hmm..."
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Oh! Forgot to say sorry that you missed the eggy LilyKay. What rotten timing!
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