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Katie Woo hoo for the positive OPK!! Get busy mama winky.gif I'm hoping we're cycle buddies again this month. I got my first positive OPK Tuesday night. I am 1-2 DPO today. Even with temping and the OPKs, I feel a little less certain this month and am still wondering if I O'd on Thursday or perhaps yesterday. Assuming I have a higher temp again tomorrow, FF will place O on Thursday. Either way, I feel confident that we're covered and timed things perfectly this month (we either got -3, -2 and -1 or -3, -2 and O). Interestingly, I used Wondfos and First Response OPKs this month (had a FRER coupon!) and got sort of contradictory results. I used both twice a day, morning and early evening. By the FR OPKs, I didn't get a positive until Thursday morning and it was positive again yesterday morning (Friday). With the Wondfos, I got a positive Tuesday night, both times Wednesday and Thursday morning it was negative. Basically, I am glad I had both and the temperatures to go off of. Officially in the TWW!! I am very excited and feeling great about our chances this cycle. My Ob/Gyn said things looked perfect. She said, "you just need to wait for that perfect egg!" Here's hoping that we both caught that perfect egg this month fingersx.gif

 

Fx Ladyelms!! I agree, I think CD 11 or 12 O can still result in a perfect, beautiful baby. PokeyAC said last month her current pregnancy is the result of O on CD 12.

 

A big Welcome.gif to Publicnerdity, Writeonyogamama, Crunchynerd, Marie and Primaljoy (and any of the newcomers I may have missed)!!

 

Marie Timing in DPO when you can get a BFP vary from woman to woman, with each pregnancy, and by the sensitivity of the HPT (home pregnancy test) you're using. Here's a link I have shared many times to stats on sensitivity of HPTs by brand http://www.countdowntopregnancy.com/pregnancy-test/brands.php  Within each brand's info, you can look at the sensitivity of that brand by DPO. Ultimately, it also comes down to when implantation occurs, as you need to be producing Hcg for the tests to detect it! Implantation varies from 6-12 DPO (days post ovulation), with most pregnancies implanting 8-10 DPO. But with that range in mind, and knowing you would be able to detect a pregnancy a few days after implantation, the very sensitive HPTs (like FRERs) would most likely give you a positive if you are indeed pregnant by 14-15 DPO even if implantation occurred on 11 or 12 DPO. I am a little confused by your post, you said you knew you were pregnant last month because you were 4 hours late? Did you mean 4 days? Most women, even the most regular, who can anticipate AF by hours (I know, I used to be that regular) , can vary cycle to cycle by hours or even a few days.  Everyone has a wonky cycle every now and then. All that said, you could certainly be pregnant this cycle and a mc can throw timing off in the following few cycles. What brand of tests have you been using?

 

Sending out lots of goodvibes.gif and dust.gifto all. I hope to see to a lot of BFPs this month!!

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Thanks for the replies! Yes, 4 days not hours :) But, AF is here. I really thought I was pregnant! Hopefully next month!

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Marie I am so sorry!! hug2.gif Fx for next month.

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Hugs, Marie!

 

Sparkle, I love your positive attitude! So awesome. I just know your BFP is coming!! So glad your OB was so positive as well. Fingers and toes crossed this is the month for you! 

 

Doing ok today. Lots of cramping this morning so I think today is o day. Although last month I cramped the day after my pos OPK and FF put o day as the day after that, which seemed weird but it did look right with my temps. I have hardly temped so far this cycle so I'm not sure my chart will be that reliable but I'll just see I guess. If in doubt I think I'll just count today as o day. We DTD last night and the night before and two nights before that and we'll try for tonight as well if we can. That should be as good as chance as any! This is an early o day for me, which I'm taking as a good sign that my body is getting on a more "normal" schedule. I have read that progesterone in the 2WW can help with a stronger o as well (although the physiology of that doesn't really make sense to me but whatever) so maybe that's helping as well. I'm also feeling a new wave of ambivalence about this TTC thing as well, which is actually taking a lot of pressure off. My job is just so challenging (I know people asked a while ago - I am a resident in Emergency Medicine) and thinking about doing it pregnant is overwhelming me. Plus thinking about doing the nb thing again. Phew. I look at my two and they are so funny and witty and beautiful and I think, maybe this is all I need. But then there's that little piece of me that feels like there's someone out there that's meant to be in our family. If I'm going to do it, I should just go for it. Who knows. I'm still figuring out our fertile window but I feel a little less intense about it this cycle. Probably a good thing! 

 

Hugs and baby dust to everyone! Who's testing soon??

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Katie -- I hear you on the ambivalence. I want another baby, but I've been around the block enough times on this to know there are pros and cons. So, during however many months I'm not pregnant, I'm just enjoying the freedom and energy and trying not to focus too much on getting there immediately. There are days when I'm really impatient and just want a positive test, and days when I'm relieved by the BFN. This whole process makes you crazy.

Crunchynerd -- I think so many things are more expensive now (healthcare in particular comes to mind). I work full time and my husband is a student, and we get by without much difficulty, but it takes a lot of care and planning, and passing on a lot of wants. I don't mind most of the time, but I hate that earning less makes me feel like an outsider among friends who have more, because they have dual incomes, fewer (or no) kids, or whatever. I feel that there is a lot of pressure today to maintain a high standard of living, and it does bug me that what feels just fine for me seems to be not enough in the eyes of other people (who also tend to be the one questioning my wisdom in having more children). But mostly, I just blow all that off. They don't pay the bills or change the diapers, so they don't get a vote.

AFM -- Tested again with Walgreen's early response test, still BFN. 12 DPO, and I did not use fmu (impatient!). Going to try to wait until Monday to test again, except omg I cannot stop peeing on sticks. Still some nausea, though much less noticeable today. However, I have been extra sensitive to odors, which has previously been a big symptom for me. DH cooked salmon for dinner, and the smell in the house afterward had me climbing the walls. I made him open windows and doors and air the whole place out even though it was snowing and freezing cold outside.
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Katie I hear you on ambivalence and wondering if what you have is enough. I've struggled with this too. But I keep coming back to knowing I will regret it if I don't just jump in and do it. Sometimes you've got to listen to your heart and your gut. I am glad that these feelings have taken pressure off for you, as that intensity is stressful. Emergency Medicine! That's fantastic. While I know your residency program is crazy, demanding and difficult, the bright side is that once you're finished, you get a set schedule without on call coverage, right? You can actually have a real life outside of work! Several of our Ob/Gyn residents jumped ship and ended up in Emergency Medicine several years back, when I worked in L&D. It was for exactly that reason. Plus I always loved the adrenaline rush of emergency care, the puzzles, the skill sets and the ever changing patient population. Whatever you decide and however things work out for you and your family I know you will land on solid ground and find your path. And selfishly, (I'll admit it) I'm still hoping we'll be due date buddies smile.gif

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Today I'm 12 dpo, and had no intention to test except my temp went up a tiny bit and that is somewhat rare this close to the start of my period. I took two wondfo's and they both had a faint line! I'm going to test again tomorrow because I don't believe it. I don't feel pregnant. Good luck to everyone still waiting :)

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CLplus1 Ooh!! So exciting!! You could hold your urine and test with SMU (Second Morning Urine) if you can hold it for 4-5 hours. I know a number of mamas find their SMU more concentrated and the results more accurate/stronger than with First Morning Urine. Wondfos are quite sensitive and I know a number of ladies who have gotten Wondfo positives before a positive shows up on even a FRER. Good luck to you!!

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Congrats, CLplus1!!

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Originally Posted by PrimalJoy View Post
 I'm just enjoying the freedom and energy and trying not to focus too much on getting there immediately. There are days when I'm really impatient and just want a positive test, and days when I'm relieved by the BFN. This whole process makes you crazy.

AFM -- Tested again with Walgreen's early response test, still BFN. 12 DPO

Hugs on the BFn. This process does make you crazy!!

 

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Katie- You can actually have a real life outside of work! Several of our Ob/Gyn residents jumped ship and ended up in Emergency Medicine several years back, when I worked in L&D. It was for exactly that reason. Plus I always loved the adrenaline rush of emergency care, the puzzles, the skill sets and the ever changing patient population. Whatever you decide and however things work out for you and your family I know you will land on solid ground and find your path. And selfishly, (I'll admit it) I'm still hoping we'll be due date buddies smile.gif

I definitely look forward to having a real life! 60-80 hours a week is just too much. I do love my job, I just don't want to do it quite this much! I SO hope we will be DD buddies! FX!

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CLplus1 - that's so exciting!!!  Keep us updated!

 

PrimalJoy - sorry about your BFN.  It's still early; I hope you get your BFP on Monday!

 

AFM, I've been having recurring thoughts about twins after having a particularly vivid dream last week.  Does anyone know much about dream interpretation?  I dreamed that I was a passenger (with my husband driving, I think?) and I was looking out the window at the trees and landscape at the side of the road.  We drove past what I thought was a bright red Macaw parrot so I told him to stop and go back.  When I get closer, I realize that it's 2 Eclectus parrots, not 1 Macaw, and that the birds were 1 male and 1 female (easy to tell with Eclectus because the female is bright red and the male is bright green).  I didn't think much of the dream the next day but it stuck with me and the day after that I started to think about the possibility of it being related to twins.  Maybe I've been worrying about twins because I've heard that you have a higher chance of conceiving fraternal twins after a loss, plus I'm older now which ups my chances compared to the last two pregnancies (and my brother has a set of fraternal twins but I don't think that affects me?), and top if all off, my cycle was wonky this month and I thought I O'd, then had more EWCM, then was sure I had O'd and was into my LP (only by symptoms, not temping, so it really could be nothing).  Thoughts anyone?  I'd love help interpreting the dream, even if it's not twin related.

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Congrats CL! I got faint positives with my wondfos at 11DPO and wasn't totally convinced at that point either! Took a digital and a FRER the day before AF was due with middle of the day urine and got positives with that and so that convinced me. Lol
What would your due date be? Mine is technically Oct 24, but I go so long with my pregnancies I know it won't be born till Novemeber so I am in a quandary over which DDC to join. Lol
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OMG so many pages!  I am back after no BFP last month and am hoping the best days caught the egg.  It couldhae been anywhere between the 9th and the 15th because my cycles are so irregular.  It is interesting having to work so hard to get pregnant when one cannot reley on ones's body.  I want to test  on the 21st --early :)  I know this is not a good idea but UGH.  I hate the wait.

 

Congrasts to the BFP's!

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CLplus1 Ooh!! So exciting!! You could hold your urine and test with SMU (Second Morning Urine) if you can hold it for 4-5 hours. I know a number of mamas find their SMU more concentrated and the results more accurate/stronger than with First Morning Urine. Wondfos are quite sensitive and I know a number of ladies who have gotten Wondfo positives before a positive shows up on even a FRER. Good luck to you!!

I probably should have tried that, oh well I'll just wait til tomorrow. It probably would have been darker if I didn't drink so much water before bed haha. Thanks :)

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Congrats, CLplus1!!

Thank you!

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Congrats CL! I got faint positives with my wondfos at 11DPO and wasn't totally convinced at that point either! Took a digital and a FRER the day before AF was due with middle of the day urine and got positives with that and so that convinced me. Lol
What would your due date be? Mine is technically Oct 24, but I go so long with my pregnancies I know it won't be born till Novemeber so I am in a quandary over which DDC to join. Lol

I'm debating getting a digital test just for pictures, and to convince me lol. Fertility friend says I will be due Oct 29th, I would love to wait until November lol. I'm guessing I wouldn't be overdue, but I have nothing to base that on. I wanted a November baby, but getting pregnant this month puts me in line with announcing on mothers day which would be awesome!

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Congrats to you CLPlus1! Here's to a happy, healthy pregnancy with a nice fat, healthy baby at the finish line! champagne.gif < - - - - - - - - virgin mimosa wink1.gif
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Congrats clplus1 and renaissance! It's great to see things moving along over here!
Hugs and baby dust to all still trying... (I'm in the wait till O now 😜
Patience and pleasant distraction to those in the tww! (Lol good luck 😃)
Katie - thanks for the job update, I forgot that in the US residency means on the program! Here registrar is a trainee and resident is a doc in a position without a training place - lol a common system would be good! My dh got 'distracted' in emergency for 5 years before starting his training... He loved it - but like sparkle said he wasn't on those crazy hours, he was on casual pay (big score) and worked 4 x 10 hour shifts! Quite cushy really. I hope that you are almost finished? And that it goes well (exit exam?) fx that you get a bfp and the ambivalence will be over!
Sparkle - you are constantly a pleasure, so supportive and friendly 😃 fx for your his month!

Afm - waiting to O... A week or so to go, we've both been feeling under the weather so an annoying way to spend dh time off
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Congratulations CLplus1 and Renaissance!

 

And thanks PrimalJoy for the reply!

 

Here goes: I had BETTER be pg, because I had to go get some stretchy pants today. I got out a clean pair of jeans that fit me fine last week, had trouble shuffling them up, and then wow, I figured I must have gotten out the ones I saved from when I was a size or two smaller, because I could possibly have buttoned them, but sitting down was not a good idea, so I got them off and was stunned that they were my normal size.

 

I hear from everyone that you get thicker in the middle (and less able to tolerate anything binding) earlier with each one, and I know it was true with #3...so I guess it's possible. But if I am not pregnant, boy, do I feel embarrassed!

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Crunchy - lol! That is so something that would happen to me! Wishing you a bfp so you feel justified!
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I'm still lurking :) Good luck to you all!!!! And congrats to the bfps!

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Crunchynerd, I'm having the same thicker around the middle dilemma! Tomorrow wil be my first POAS day--cd 25. I suspect I could be pregnant but also suspect I could be imagining it. Fingers crossed!
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