I have been posting in the TWW thread until chuord recommended you ladies (thank you!)
Lovely to see a few familiar names here. Hope you are looking forward to the weekend :-)
Much baby dust :-)
Prescottchels--those photos are amazing. I wish I lived somewhere with that much natural beauty.
I don't know what to make of these tests. I think they're just crappy, though of course I'm hoping it's more than that. I got another faaaaaaaaaint line this morning. No darker than yesterday's. It has darkened to *maybe* the faintest of pinks by now, but I read that evaps can be pink too sometimes. So I took another one a few minutes ago--another shadow. So I did one with just water, and nothing so far--not a shadow, but I'm waiting for one to appear.
I didn't temp this morning because DD woke up at 11 the night before, inconsolable. It was weird--she doesn't do that very often (anymore). It happened right as I was falling asleep--then ensued an hour + of us doing various things to try to calm her down. So I didn't get to sleep until after 1 a.m. and then didn't remember temping until I'd been moving around awhile.
One test left. I guess I'll see if my temp is still elevated tomorrow. I have a feeling this is all going to add up to nothing and I'll feel stupid for thinking it might be something.
In other news, I fixed our dishwasher today (the motor had jammed)! I think I want a new career as an appliance repair person. It was fun.
Mamacats--sorry, I don't know anything about supplements. The only thing I've taken is a prenatal and with DD, I took B6 to help my luteal phase. Yay for yoga, though!
Oasis--I had never heard that about late implantation! I'm so sorry about your recent loss. I hope this is your cycle!
Oxford--Best of luck to you. I am 35 and have been hearing that biological clock a lot lately, too. My comforting example when I think about it is my friend who conceived her daughter--naturally, and they weren't even really trying--at 43. Healthy pregnancy & baby. She did have two losses prior to that, though. I know that's just anecdotal, but it's nice to know it can happen! Have you seen the TTC #1 in our 30s thread? (Bajingo Juice)--that was a source of great comfort and support when I conceived DD (I had a molar pregnancy before her, and they were so sweet through all that).
AFM, I don't think I'm pregnant. My temp was high this morning but the test I took (my last one of this batch) was just as negative as the others. That is, a shadow within the time limit that dried a bit darker, but no darker than the others. I looked at the reviews for these one more time and a lot of people mentioned false positives. Up to this point, I didn't believe in false positives with pink dye tests! Oh well. On the upside, this means I'm having a healthy LP--I think I'm either 11 or 12 dpo, which is good for me (when I conceived DD my LP was around 9-10 days).
If my temp is still up tomorrow I might get a digital but my gut says if I were pregnant even the crappy tests would be getting a *little* bit darker.
ETA: Actually, I might only be 10 or 11 DPO. So I've been testing too early. Oh well.
Well, my dears, you can knock me over with a feather. I broke down and got a FRER and it was...a blaring BFP. So on the one hand I feel a little bad for badmouthing my cheapo tests, but on the other hand, geez, you'd think they could spring for a little more pink dye so they don't look like evaps constantly.
This makes me wonder if I had a chemical last month, because I got what I thought was an evap then, too, the day before AF.
When I saw that second line pop up I couldn't stop laughing. I think I was almost hoping it was negative. I was NOT expecting to get pregnant so soon. I STILL don't feel ready in some ways--it took me a loooong time to feel like myself again with a normal adult life after DD was born, and now here we go again. I was planning to get DD a "big sister" shirt and see how long it took DH to notice, but I couldn't stop cracking up so I had to tell him.
Crazy crazy crazy. And the baby--if it sticks--is due 3 days after my birthday. I had DD two days before her due date, so...
I know I've just been here a short while, but I've really enjoyed this thread--I wish it had been around when I was TTC DD! That was a long process, because of the molar pregnancy, and this thread would have been lovely.
Good luck to all of you! I'm gonna keep checking in!
Thanks, JustJenny! Congrats to you too!!!!!!!
I don't think they were Wondfos. They were sold by Watts Beauty on Amazon.com and came in a plastic casing. I think I used Wondfos w/DD and remembered that they were faint, but not *this* ambiguous! Looking at them now, they are darker than I thought, but that's after they've had the chance to dry--within the time limit there was almost nothing--definitely grayish if anything at all.
See you in the January DDC?
Blanca (& everyone) so glad you're enjoying my pics It is quite beautiful here, though much different than what I grew up with in Oregon. It took me a while to get used to the high desert, but I really do love it now.
I would take a faint line w/in the allowable time frame of the test any day! I Hope it's the real deal for you!! ETA-WOW!! Congratulations!!!
I love being able to fix my own stuff too! DP & I are both big DIY-ers
Oasis- for both of us! I did test this morn and wasn't surprised to see that it was neg seeing as how early it is...So more waiting waiting waiting I will probably test tomorrow too though lol I keep saying a pos hpt would be a great Mother's Day present!! Hint hint Universe!
Mamacat-what about a used yoga mat from a thrift store? Perhaps they'd be outgassed enough not to stink... The other day DP & I were out walking and it had rained the day before and things were still a bit moist and he said, "the trees are outgassing today, and it smells Soooooo good!!" as he took a big deep breath in it's our new "inside" joke lol
Chuord-where are you at in your cycle?? I've lost track...
On the topic of supplements and health and such I've just started learning about his new program called T-Tapp that actually gets your body in such good shape that people are not needing any of their supps cuz their body's are so efficient!! And they have a version to balance hormones too!! It's only 15 minutes a day and you don't need any implements or weights or mats or anything-just your body and there are even simple things you can do while standing in line at the store to get more fit for us overachievers I heard a story about a lady TTC and not long after she started T-Tapp she got pregnant. http://www.t-tapp.com/
It's CD 20 today, about 9 or 10 dpo. Yesterday I popped a rib out just bending forward to touch my toes to stretch my back out, stood back up and suddenly my back is hurting, but then I realize it's really my rib area and not my spine lol Thankfully I was with my best friend/bodyworker and she was able to put me back together a bit, but it still hurt quite a bit today. I may have done it unconsciously so I wouldn't have to help load, unload & set-up 60 horse corral panels today and/or she said that sometimes the body will do something like this to protect another part (like a baby?? the thought that went thru my head when she said that ) She could tell that it actually originated from my pelvis, not my ribs... Yippee! More waiting & seeing...
Also I made GF "slutty brownies" for our day together yesterday and they were a big hit.
and here's (my BFF's daughters B-22, & T-19 & me) & our half-hearted attempt at being "slutty" at 11pm after a full day of driving & shopping (& having a rib out)...
And for those with cats... or whomever just needs ridiculous entertainment to kill some time while we wait...this is going around my FB page...https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=PKffm2uI4dk
Thank you for the good wishes, everyone!
Prescottchels--I'm intrigued by that t-tapp thing. I have been feeling really strongly lately that I need to do more with my body. Until DD was about a year old I was so exhausted I had no energy for anything but walking, and since then something always seems to get in the way of going to the gym. We do try to walk a lot, and I just got my bike fixed up and am looking forward to biking and swimming a lot this summer.
Chuord--that sounds like a really challenging situation. DH's family is pretty messed up, too, which makes for a lot of frustration on my part. I don't know how he turned out so well.
GL to all who might be testing soon!