Xposted: 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....
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Bajingo Juice brings forth May Flowers and BFPs! TTC #1 in our 30s - Page 2post #21 of 665/6/13 at 4:11pmpost #22 of 665/6/13 at 6:28pmpost #23 of 665/6/13 at 8:30pm4dpo today... Worst headache ever! Not unusual just extra shitty cause usually I would take ibuprofen and it would go away but don't wanna risk it just in case. They get so bad if I don't take anything that I get nauseous and light sensitive, all I could do was pull a blanket over my head and wait it out.
Temp question: anyone else have their high temps in the 97s? Before O I am in the 96s and after in the 97s. I even checked today during my headache cause I was so hot but still 97s.post #24 of 665/6/13 at 8:31pmpost #25 of 665/7/13 at 5:40pm
MrsJJ, that is exactly what happens with me. It makes things super easy-- above 97, after O. Below, before O.
Waiting... Last month I got a 50 pack of pregnancy tests. I was avoiding testing until now. At this point I want to know if I am having chemical pregnancies or early losses. I have about a week until my expected AF, might start testing on Saturday. Our chances are good this month.post #26 of 665/7/13 at 7:25pm
MrsJJ- Yes, my temps are that way too. At first I thought it might indicate a thyroid issue but everything checked out fine. My Dr. said that's normal for some people. In the winter my pre O temps are around 96.0!
Viddy- Fingers double crossed for you! I hope this is the cycle. I agree testing might be a good idea. That way you'll know for sure .post #27 of 665/8/13 at 12:05ampost #28 of 665/8/13 at 3:29am
JustJenny, that beta is awesome! Are you having another to make sure the numbers are increasing? Hope you get excellent results!
MrsJJ, yes, I had temps that were low 96s before O and 97s after O. I actually found out I was hypothyroid once they did the TSH and the free T4. My TSH was always normal, but my free T4 was low, so I was started on supplementation and man did I feel so much better. My body temps didn't change however but my cycles went from 35 to 40 days to 28 to 30 days.post #29 of 665/8/13 at 9:14amThread Starter
Just having a bad day and wanted to vent a little bit. my spotting turned into full-fledged AF by Monday morning so we are starting cycle #9. And I'm having a really, really, really hard time with Mother's day this year. I just did a mom-themed storytime and I had to hide in the bathroom and cry as soon as it was over. I really thought I'd be okay, but I'm not. I was unpleasant about a woman being mean to her kids in the library and my sister told me I was judgemental and nasty. I find it hard to watch someone mistreat a child when I would give anything to be in their position. I think I will have to hide all day on Sunday. Please tell me I'm not the only one feeling this way this week. :(post #30 of 665/8/13 at 9:38am
Hey librarygirl, just want to send you some love and encouragement from the other side. I know it's the hardest thing to have faith but in a way that is all there is to do. It took us 10 tries in 12 months with one botched attempt (ectopic) in November. I had very little reason to believe December would be successful since I was running on 1 tube and no meds but that was the one for us. I hope you can find some peace this week with yourself and the TTC process. Know that you will be a wonderful mom some day and in the mean time have a good cry if you need to!post #31 of 665/8/13 at 9:39am
Thank you Pitch and Lilac- My RE is not doing a repeat beta at this time. He's a weird dude and doesn't always go by the book. Evidently he puts more emphasis on weekly ultrasound measurements. So I go in Tues for a ultrasound barring any bleeding or something happens. I've taken more pregnancy tests to keep my anxiety at bay, lol.
Librarygirl- Awww honey big big hugs. I'm so sorry AF came for you. Take it easy on your self- this ttc journey is soooo difficult and emotional. I absolutely have had those same thoughts about other mothers. We want a child so badly that watching negative interaction (or any interaction) between mom & child triggers all kinds of emotional junk. I hope you do something to treat yourself well today.
Mother's day has been painful for me too for many years. I lost my mom 14 years ago to breast cancer. That was hard enough then wanting to be a mom myself made it double worse. What has helped me keep that day in perspective is this- You already are a mother. You mother people, other peoples children, pets and your home and yard. Think of the positive ways you have contributed to the world as a woman. Being a woman you naturally have mothering instincts. Its all there and you already use them.post #32 of 665/8/13 at 10:29am
hi everyone! Happy to hear Jenny's good news and wishing you a healthy pregnancy. Library girl, hang in there, and thank you so much for taking over the thread.
I've been MIA because I've been busy traveling for a conference and am now in full-on dissertation data collection mode. My cycle is a hot mess. I had a positive OPK on CD 19, right before going to SF for a conference, and got in some time getting busy with DH right around them. But my temps never really surged. Then yesterday, CD31, I noticed a little EWCM so I did another OPK, which was a strong positive. Unfortunately, I was so wiped out from data collection (8 hours of driving, interspersed with conducting interviews and writing) that all I was capable of was sleeping. Not sure how good an egg that pops out after day 30 would be anyway. I've been trying SO MANY things to reduce stress--mindfulness meditation, daily yoga in the mornings, regular exercise, tai chi . . . but I feel sort of doomed with this hell that is the doctoral program, a perpetual source of insecurity and stress. Maybe I just need to go see a RE already.
post #33 of 665/8/13 at 10:38pmSorry to hear AF got you librarygirl! I know this Mother's Day is going to be rough but don't give up hope or get discouraged, it will happen! *hugs*
Thanks ladies for responding about low temps, makes me feel much better!
(x-posted from TWW thread) Afm: 6 dpo today... Started symptom spotting. Dull mini cramps and pulling in my abdomen, headache for three days and I'm being a huge bitch... So who knows... Could just be PMS and my dairy sensitivity throwing my off. I test on Mother's Day (wouldn't that be something?!) so I'll continue to be totally paranoid and symptom spot like a hypochondriac until then.post #34 of 665/9/13 at 8:10pm
Bailey, I think we are on the same wavelength about some things. Have you ever heard of Christiane Northrup? She wrote a book called Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom. She talks a lot about women doing creative projects and going through some of the same process as gestating and giving birth. One of her ideas is that women who do not create or express their creativity tend to get fibroids, which is the body just wanting to make something, anything. It's an interesting idea. Most of her book cites a lot of academic research, although I am not sure this theory is very supported by research. Maybe your dissertating (as my now-PhD in Physics friend always called it) is what your body is most concerned with creating at this time...
LibraryGirl, I am sorry to hear that. It's not easy to see these markers come and go. Do you have any ways you like to cope with it?
Yall, I have a sad story. I belong to one of those subscription massage places where I get a discount massage every month. I got a massage from this woman once or twice a month for almost 3 years, up until this spring. She is 10 years younger than me and was at a similar place in her TTC journey. We would talk and talk the whole hour, and grew fairly close. She got pregnant last year and I was over the moon for her. She is just so sweet and gentle and compassionate, they had been trying for a while and she had some losses, so it meant a lot that she got into the second trimester. She carried the pregnancy to term, and the lady I've been seeing since she went on maternity leave told me that last week she gave birth. The baby died almost immediately. My heart is so broken for her. I can't even express how sad this is. I just wanted to see if you can send some good energy towards this random person in Ohio... She is such a sweet person and this baby was so wanted, and I think she needs a lot of prayers right now.post #35 of 665/10/13 at 9:32amQuote:Originally Posted by TeamViddy
Yall, I have a sad story. I belong to one of those subscription massage places where I get a discount massage every month. I got a massage from this woman once or twice a month for almost 3 years, up until this spring. She is 10 years younger than me and was at a similar place in her TTC journey. We would talk and talk the whole hour, and grew fairly close. She got pregnant last year and I was over the moon for her. She is just so sweet and gentle and compassionate, they had been trying for a while and she had some losses, so it meant a lot that she got into the second trimester. She carried the pregnancy to term, and the lady I've been seeing since she went on maternity leave told me that last week she gave birth. The baby died almost immediately. My heart is so broken for her. I can't even express how sad this is. I just wanted to see if you can send some good energy towards this random person in Ohio... She is such a sweet person and this baby was so wanted, and I think she needs a lot of prayers right now.
Oh my God- that is absolutely terrible.
Candle lit for the family and baby in Ohio.post #36 of 665/10/13 at 9:07pmViddy, I will definitely send good energy her way.
Good news from my end, folks, a BFP!!!! I am 37, DH is 43, and this was our very first month TTC. I had been thinking that I had a short luteal phase and was freaking out about everything, and then --bam! I am only 13dpo at this point so it's not a sure thing yet. Please send sticky vibes our way. I'm so relieved and a little freaked out, to be honest. Wow. I had been so convinced that it would take about 6 months to conceive that it never really occurred to me that it might happen so quickly. Anyhow, I wanted to share the good news with you all, and I'm sending tons and tons of baby dust your way.post #37 of 665/11/13 at 5:31ampost #38 of 665/11/13 at 7:42ampost #39 of 665/11/13 at 7:57amThread Starterfaithrainbow, that's amazing! Congrats!!!!
teamviddy, that is so sad. I personally know two women who lost newborns within days of their birth (one died at birth, other at 12 days) and watching them deal with that has been heart wrenching. Both of these women have since had another healthy baby but their losses are still painful for them. I hope she finds a way to cope and eventually heal.post #40 of 665/12/13 at 12:05am
Hi, can I join? I was on this thread a looong time ago and we decided to take time off from the charting/tracking/obsessing side of TTC because it had become too stressful. That ended up being about a year of just not preventing and then I got pregnant out of the blue (first time in three years) but unfortunately it didn't stick so I guess this is CD 2 :( (Happy freaking Mother's Day to me.) However the past week or so between the BFP and the loss when we were so excited at the prospect of finally having a baby made us realize we want to actively TTC again, so here I am hoping the fact that I got pregnant at all is a sign that maybe my body's ready to cooperate. I found out I have Celiac last February and I'm in much better health after a little over a year completely gluten free so I wonder if that has something to do with it. Anyway, we've basically been TTC #1 since April of 2010. Which is a crazy long time but I feel like I have a reason to be hopeful now.
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