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post #21 of 70

Hi, Jayray.  I'm new here, too.  Welcome!

 

I thought I O'd on Sunday, but I still had quite a bit of cm yesterday, so we gave it another go.winky.gif  A January due date would not be the best for us because of some travel concerns at that time of year, but we aren't being picky.  We'll make it work no matter what.

 

And yesterday I found out that Ina May Gaskin is going to be speaking near my area this spring.  I would DIE to be there!!!!!  Have any of you heard her speak?

post #22 of 70

Changed my profile pic!  That's my crew. :)

post #23 of 70

hi jayray, welcome. 

erica, your 'crew' looks adorable.

 

okay ladies i am freaking out! aaaah! i think i am either pregnant, which is highly unlikely, or my cycle is all mixed up. either way its messing with my head! i am kicking myself for taking a break from charting for the past few cycles! I am CD 26 but usually i am spotting at CD23 or 24. i am still waiting to be ready. forgive the freakout for those TTC.

 

My cycle is short, O day 13/14 and luteal phase 9-10 days. the last few cycles my luteal phase has been getting shorter so in preparation for TTC i started vitex and B6. i have used both in the past ttc#2 and it has lengthened the luteal phase by 1 day. it has been 2 months on vitex and i know it will be kicking in now. 

ANYWAYS, i o'd on day 16 ( i know because i get EW fluid, bloating, and pain for 3 hrs right after) and then i had sx of pms the next week. day 21 and 22 i was sooo tired and had watery CF like before my period. Then i started spotting, almost light flow for half a day and then back to spotting. i've been spotting for 4 days but it's been pretty dry for the last two. so sign of a real period. it feels over and done. the only time i've had a 'period' like this has been when i was pregnant the first two times. which has my head spinning! 

so either i had some strange bleeding/mini AF DPO 5 and the vitex has lengthened my luteal phase so much that AF will still be coming in the next day or two (doesn't feel like it)

or i am pregnant. we BD on day 5 or 6 (dry days) and have been using condoms since. and i have been avoiding DH as i was hoping not to have a dec baby. we ended up getting pregnant with DD2 in a similar way, BD day 6 (but CF) and then that cycle my ovulation jumped early to day 13. so sperm had to live 7 days. this time its 10 days so i don't think that's possible! 

I temped this morning 36.74. which is above coverline based on previous cycles. so not dropping but not high. i took a test but it was negative and not FMU. i am DPO 10.

i will temp tomorrow to see a pattern.

thoughts? either way thanks for listening/reading as this helped me get it all 'out'. i have been sooooo excited about ttc but i'm not quite ready yet. we have enough dec birthdays in our extended family. 

post #24 of 70

I just noticed I'm still on the TWW list. I got a BFP yesterday so I can be moved to the graduates list biggrinbounce.gif.

post #25 of 70
Thread Starter 

jesepumpkin - I don't have any advice, but I can offer hugs.  hug.gif    

post #26 of 70

Hi everyone!

I haven't been active on this thread (I was when we were TTC our daughter back in 2010), but can I be put in Waiting to Know? This is our first month trying for #2. I think we had decent timing, but I am not charting as I am determined not to let the anxiety and obsession that characterized my last TTC take over. So I was just going by CM.

 

I feel neither pregnant nor not pregnant. I did have a few days of some extreme gassiness (sorry) and *maybe* some breast tenderness, but that seems to have passed now. But I have never had very strong period symptoms and when I was pregnant before I had hardly any symptoms my whole first trimester, so I'm trying not to read into it either way. I think I'm about 8 or 9 DPO. I have some HPTs on the way in the mail, so once they arrive I'll test if I haven't gotten AF.

 

JesePumpkin--I hope you get some answers soon!

 

LilyKay--CONGRATS!

post #27 of 70
Thread Starter 

Hi Blanca!  Welcome.gif  Hope you get your BFP!

post #28 of 70

Congrats, LilyKay!

 

Jesepumpkin, I hope everything gets sorted out soon so you can figure out what's going on!

 

Hello to everyone one else that is new and TTC or waiting to be ready.  smile.gif  We went to a birthday party on Sunday and drove by the Birth Center on the way home.  I was so giddy and excited, you would think I was already pregnant!  winky.gif

post #29 of 70

congratulations lilykay! hope your pregnancy goes smoothly. 

 

welcome blanca

 

as for me, i took my temp today at 36.6. so it dropped from yesterday. also a bit of spotting again, but nothing fresh. so i think i am just having an extra long luteal phase with random spotting thanks to the vitex. because it was identical to implantation bleeding it really got me in a tizzy! i am not quite ready to TTC so i am happy but i wish this cycle would just hurry up and get onto menses. my cycles are normally 23 days, now i am finishing day 27 with no light bleeding yet. thanks for your support ladies! 

post #30 of 70
Matt's Mom-Can you move me to waiting to know? CD 24 but I haven't really kept up my chart this month, and didnt do any OPKs... but we did DTD a lot during the time when it may have mattered! We shall see. I may test tomorrow actually because I just can't stop myself. Lol
post #31 of 70

So...when was the earliest that you felt pregnancy symptoms?  I didn't notice anything until about 14 dpo with my first two pregnancies.  A bit earlier with my third.

 

I'm curious to know how others felt.

post #32 of 70

I think the earliest I felt pregnancy symptoms was around 14 dpo, but that was very slight--just some tugging/stretching in my abdomen. Otherwise, I felt pretty much nothing.

 

I think I just saw a hint of spotting, so I'm going to guess I'm out this month, but I'm not totally sure.

post #33 of 70

Hello all :)

 

I'm usually just a lurker, but I too am having weird cycle stuff this go around, and thought I would share my chart and get some feedback, if you can :)

 

I am having a longer than normal LP, a couple of BFNs, but temp staying up, and I just sort of.... *feel* pregnant, if that makes sense.

 

<a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/3e8841">My Ovulation Chart</a>

 

I wasn't trying this month, we just got sloppy with BC around O time, and now I think my hopes are up. I would be so happy to be having another baby - I have had serious baby fever for the last year, but didn't want to rush with my partner. We've been together two years now, and I know I want to spend the rest of my life with him, so I am READY for a baby!

post #34 of 70
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Originally Posted by jesepumpkin View Post

we BD on day 5 or 6 (dry days) and have been using condoms since. and i have been avoiding DH as i was hoping not to have a dec baby. we ended up getting pregnant with DD2 in a similar way, BD day 6 (but CF) and then that cycle my ovulation jumped early to day 13. so sperm had to live 7 days. this time its 10 days so i don't think that's possible! 

 

I would say PG not likely, if sperm would have to live for that long - but I'm not a scientist, just a TTC junkie :P

 

As for Dec b-days, I hear you! I wasn't trying this cycle, the unprotected BDing around O just sort of happened... my DS in a New Years baby, and this one would be due around the same time, which is less than ideal in some ways. I mean gifts and such for two is expensive! However, joint birthday parties cut the cost of two parties, so that's a plus, right?

 

I think I would happily deal with the multiple Dec b-days, if it means I get a baby out of the deal ;)

post #35 of 70

Valarie-intriguing! Maybe it's just one of those flukey things where the tests aren't picking it up right away--stranger things have happened. But ambiguity sucks.

 

AFM, could I be moved to waiting to O, please? AF arrived in full force this morning. I took a test last night and got a veeeery faint line after it dried, but I guess it was an evap.

post #36 of 70
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Originally Posted by Blanca78 View Post

Valarie-intriguing! Maybe it's just one of those flukey things where the tests aren't picking it up right away--stranger things have happened. But ambiguity sucks.

 

AFM, could I be moved to waiting to O, please? AF arrived in full force this morning. I took a test last night and got a veeeery faint line after it dried, but I guess it was an evap.

 

Sorry about AF- I'm getting on a plane to AZ today for a weekend away, so I fear I'll start about the time I throw on the first cute outfit :P But my fingers are still crossed....... 

post #37 of 70

well i got AF too! but i'm happy to have this cycle done. turns out i spotted for 5 days on and off. then AF with no sx. crazy. but i am glad about my longer LF so maybe next cycle it will be long without the spotting as the vitex kicks in more. one more cycle then TTC in may! yahoo!

 

blanca, sorry to hear about AF 

valarie, i could get the link to work so i didn't see your chart. sounds like you are excited about a potential pregnancy! enjoy your time away. 

post #38 of 70

valarie,

i tried again and i looked at your chart. maybe you ovulated on day 17? then your luteal phase would be normal, though i'm not sure what is normal for you. 

post #39 of 70

TWW just ended. You can put me on the Waiting to O list. 

Thanks!

post #40 of 70
Thread Starter 

Changes made.

 

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