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A Saner TTC-The Pink Moon - Page 4post #61 of 2485/4/13 at 8:13pmpost #62 of 2485/5/13 at 10:29ampost #63 of 2485/5/13 at 11:20ampost #64 of 2485/5/13 at 12:35pmThread Starterpost #65 of 2485/5/13 at 2:51pmThat's so exciting justjenny!!!!!!!!!! I'm so happy for u girl!!!!!
Well y'all can count me out for April, af showed this morning oh well...going to be drinking some Vegas bombs crown royal an some Jack this weekend with hubby an friends;) an having a fish fry! Just some more fun to have next time.post #66 of 2485/5/13 at 3:06pmJustjenny - wooohooooo!!!!! That is soo incredibly awesome... So glad you held on for that extra day!!! Sending you heaps of love and sticky baby vibes - man that's the news I love first thing in the morning! Fx crossed it keeps going for you, and please stay with us as long as you like!
Sandra - hugs! But I love your plan to indulge - its truly the best waypost #67 of 2485/6/13 at 8:53ampost #68 of 2485/6/13 at 10:48amThread Starter
Sandra-hormone fluctuations/imbalances can cause extra clotting. I used to get that a lot when I was younger.
Scjp-you've been popping into my head the last few days...are you still here? What's goin on?
I lost my zen. Where oh where did it go?!? I'm kinda grumpy which is unusual for me...It's CD 16, so it's about 5 dpo. This limbo time is driving me nuts...my libido fell into a dark hole so I don't really feel like BDing and it's too early to POAS, and I'm tired as heck, which is fairly normal but it's making me nuts.
Thankfully I have a bodywork session in about an hour so hopefully that will straighten me out
I hope ya'll are having a happy daypost #69 of 2485/6/13 at 10:50amSorry AF is doin' a number on you Sandra. Hopefully things mellow out soon.
prescott: How much maca did you start with? I wanted to get the actual veggie but my farmer's market didn't have it the last few times I checked. Could have sworn they had some before. Anyway, I've been reading some about people taking too much too soon and having side effects. Have you ever noticed anything awry while taking maca? I just picked some up yesterday and thus far have taken about 250 mg last night, and about 250 mg this morning (two capsules = 1,000 mg). I've read to take it during your FP and either cut down or stop during your LP. As long as I don't notice any ill effects I will increase my dosage every three days or so until I reach the two capsule/day serving. Thoughts?
How are things going with you dear chuord?
Still just beaming for you JustJenny!
Matt's Mom, oasis, and anyone else I'm blanking on , hiya! Hope things are well with you!
So me, I'm concentrating on trying to fix my hormonal issues. Until that's taken care of I don't think I'm going to get anything to implant properly in there . I've got a few things I'm throwing into the mix this cycle. When I get a comprehensive list ready I'll post and see what you ladies think.
Watched Avatar last night. Interesting movie! Quite a bit going on there. Can't wait to see the latest Start Trek and Iron Man 3. Plus I need to finish Lost (been waiting on DH but just can't do it anymore ) before I get too deep into Fringe, which is all kinds of awesome! Why yes I am watching a lot of tv/movies since I haven't gotten to do much of that in the last seven years . Plus, it takes the TTC edge off and who among us doesn't need that? Hope life is showing you ladies amazing things today!post #70 of 2485/6/13 at 10:51ampost #71 of 2485/6/13 at 11:06am
Mamacatsbaby--so sorry it didn't work out this month. I hope you're feeling better a couple days in, and that this cycle is the one!
Chuord--I know that frustration. Ugh.
Sorry, I'm really bad at keeping up with personals.
AFM, just waiting for testing time. I don't feel pregnant, but of course that means nothing. Part of me would be a little relieved if I'm not, because we're going to our college reunion in a couple of weeks and it would be nice to be able to party it up just a *little*--DD is staying with her grandmother, and we will be in one of the dorms--our first night EVER away from her. My daughter is still nursing and I"m a little worried it may be affecting my luteal phase, which was already short, but I guess I'll see. I have a rough idea of when I ovulated. I'll test this Friday if AF doesn't arrive.post #72 of 2485/6/13 at 11:32amThread Starter
Mamacat-I started w/2 caps of maca right from the get go and never had an ill effects. Though I think headache can be one of the downfalls w/too much. Also if you take it too late in the day, say after 3p some people have trouble falling asleep cuz they have so much energy. I've never read anything about taking it during certain phases of the cycle. I take it all the time since it's supposedly so good for overall fertility and health. Also I failed to mention in previous posts that it is super fantastic for men to take too!! DP thought his days of "feeling like a virile man" were over but since he's been taking maca...well let's just say it's been really good for him (he's 39). I think he started w/4 a day and did that for a couple months and now is taking 2/day.
I Iooooooved Avatar!! and I too am looking forward to Iron Man 3!post #73 of 2485/6/13 at 11:44amHi All!
Congratulations JustJenny!!!! Amazing news Sending lots of sticky vibes.... And so sorry to all those who got AF. Enjoy the beer and sushi ladies -- I know I enjoyed both in copious amounts this weekend but then I'm not exactly great at self control
mamacats I also can't wait for Star Trek. I'm not into sci-fi at all but was totally inexplicably obsessed with the first Star Trek movie. Maybe it has something to do with Chris Pine? Amazingly I've never seen a single Iron Man movie haha. DH and I are knee deep in season three of Game of Thrones right now. That is one crazy show.
I've been MIA bc it was such a busy weekend (all four days of it!) and amazingly I hardly spent any time on the Internet. The weather here right now is perfect so I spent most of the time laying out poolside. It felt amazing to soak up all that vitamin D. Between the parties and traveling though I basically stopped temping so have no idea if I O'd or not. I had another positive OPK so I'm really hoping I did but tomorrow's temp will tell for sure.
Hope everyone is doing well!post #74 of 2485/6/13 at 1:49pmBlanca: Keep us posted! A chance to party it up sounds pretty dang good if you in fact don't get that BFP. GL and baby yet and still though!
Thanks for all the tips on maca prescott . How many mg's were you taking per two capsules? Mine have 1,000/two capsules. I've been thinking and I will probably be fine if I go ahead and up it to one cap then two over the next couple of days. I'm fairly certain that estrogen is out of her damn mind with me and I need to get her to calm the hell down . Yeah, I've read that it's fantastic for men. I will not be giving it to my DH though 'cause I can't keep up with him as it is .
oasis: I'm a total sci-fi/fantasy nerd . Now, I'm not one of those folks that will shout you down in a Next Generation vs Classic Star Trek argument or anything lol, but we do geek it up 'round here . Ooooh, I'm so jealous that you're getting all that poolside sun! Soak some up for me girly! It's been gray, rainy, and cloudy for something like a week and a half here *sob*. Not cool .post #75 of 2485/6/13 at 2:41pmchuord. Sometimes guys are just so thick . I'm sorry things got all funky for you and DH around your best times. I think men just really don't process all of this the way we do and their priorities can get all muddled up. Or they just freak out. I hope everything goes a lot more nicely next go 'round.post #76 of 2485/6/13 at 3:23pmThanks Blanca and mamacats.... Emotionally we are as tight as ever... I've just been wondering how to ramp up the sex life... Then all this talk re maca 😜 I think I might be evil and try it on dh... I got him 'performance' multi's that he said did nothing to his energy levels... Of I have to share, I was being paranoid and insecure and asked him if he ever got bored and wanted to leave would he please tell me (pathetic I know) he looked me right in the eye and said 'yes' then after a pause 'but I never will tell you that' such a romantic at heart lol
So Prescott thanks for the macca advice - ladies is there any particular type I should order?
Re the movies, I liked avatar - but not desperate to see it again... How to train your dragon I watched twice back to back - loved it! We watched iron man 3 last night, but no spoilers from me till you've all seen it... Mamacats oasis we are totally hanging out for the new Star Trek movie, watched a 9 min preview/chat with jj Abrams yesterday too... For all you scifi lovers have you tried dr who? The new ones are awesome.
Oh yeah baby stuff lol Hang in there everyone in the tww - good bd to those starting a new cycle... Baby dust to us all!
Edited by chuord - 5/6/13 at 3:37pmpost #77 of 2485/6/13 at 4:09pm
RE- Maca- Loved it and will resume taking it at some point. I started off slowly because I know my system is super sensitive. I took one pill and then when I felt I had adjusted to that dose I moved up. Eventually I took 3 pills a day. I had some stomach burning/ discomfort at first even though I took the gelatinized form. I personally didn't have a increase in "desire" but it sent my energy through the roof! I took all my pills at once in the AM otherwise- as prescott pointed out I couldn't sleep. I also took them all month long without a break. I went 3 months on and 1 month off.
Got my beta blood test today and it was 125! For 4 weeks that's very good. I have a ultrasound next tuesday to see how many sacs are in there Thank you all for your well wishes and support. It has been a very long 2 years ttc and you all have been the best! I still can't believe it! I don't feel anything other than the sore boobs and tiredness that have become the norm with the progesterone over the last 6 months. The only symptom I can pinpoint is a salt craving- its been very unusual for me wanting potato chips at 10 am. I'm such the sugar freak! Anyhow I'll keep you updated....post #78 of 2485/6/13 at 4:17pmpost #79 of 2485/6/13 at 4:42pmThread Starter
Mamacat & Chuord-my maca is 750 mg or 1000mg/2 caps depending on which brand is a good price when I need to re-stock Lifetime & Gaia seem to be good brands, solaray not so much. I typically pay $10-$14/bottle here. I go back & forth between the vitamin store and the health food store for it.
JustJenny-so glad to hear your beta levels are good Yippppppeeeeee!!! And Happy Cinco de Mayo to you!post #80 of 2485/6/13 at 6:15pmchuord that is so sweet what your DH said . It feels so good to have that kind of closeness with someone . Ok, now I'm jogging the old memory . Your DH works a lot, just finished his residency not to long ago and is working on building his practice right? Energy levels sounds about right where he needs to focus then like you were saying. Hope the maca does the trick! I am definitely hoping it works some magics on me that's for sure lol. I absolutely need more energy, whew! The brand I have is Fruitrients, going to see how I like it. Yeah, I used to love the old Dr. Who as a kid, haven't checked out the new stuff yet. I'm pretty sure it's on Netflix so I'll look for it .
Thanks for your input on the maca JustJenny. My body is super crazy sensitive as well (which is why I'm in hormonal hell right now ). Hoping I tolerate one well and can quickly move to two as I'm ready to get back on track! Reading about it sure has me excited. Mmmm, salty, salty potato chips, with extra salt . I've certainly had that pregnancy craving, bad lol. We'll definitely be looking for your updates .
Thanks for the recs prescott. I'm super excited to start on the maca road. There's a few different brands at the HFS I shop at so thinking I'm going to try and make the rounds, ha, and see which ones I like. I saw the Gaia powder the other day I do believe.
Man, I'm soooo exhausted! Maybe I should go ahead and pop one of these maca pills 'cause I do NOT want to go to sleep right now. Kids aren't even asleep yet. I refuse to pass out before my kids .
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