OASIS!!!!!!!!! Wonderful news!!!!!! I am so freaking excited for you!!!
OASIS GOT A BFP! OASIS GOT A BFP!
When are you due??? I am due in February.
Go Flower Moon Babies!
I'll catch up with everyone else later!
Will it make you feel better to test, regardless of the result? Or is a BFN just going to make you feel like you wasted a test?
It wouldn't necessarily be pointless to test. hCG doubles every 2-3 days, so the levels could easily rise to a detectable point in two days. However, it's also entirely possible to get a negative at day 14 and still be pregnant, so if you really want to avoid a false negative, wait.
Oasis -- Congratulations!!! I'm so happy for you! No worries about not appearing "zen" enough; I'm only zen when I'm not getting ready to test. :-) I have a FRER in my purse right now from last month, just hanging out. That's pretty weird, right? Regarding how I chose my name -- I read an article a while back about whether or not parents were "happier" than other people. The study concluded that, overall, they weren't. They had more stress and fewer diversions. But, there was something described in it, a particular KIND of happiness that seemed to be unique to parenting, called "primal joy." And I really liked that, and it seemed really true. Having kids does increase stress and such, but I haven't found this particular brand of joy anywhere else.
Ocelotmom -- Nice to meet you officially! I did use OPKs previously to get pregnant with the one I just lost, and it helped me know that I ovulate pretty solidly on CD11. I don't know if this cycle will be different. I did have a longer/heavier period than usual, so I expect ovulation may be delayed. We're just doing semi-regular BD, and waiting to see what happens. I would be okay if we don't conceive this cycle; we have a family visit at the end of the month I wouldn't mind drinking during. But next month I hope we succeed. TTC kind of sucks.
MamaBlue -- Hi there! Good luck to both of us! I'm glad to see your hat is still in the ring!
Chuord -- Hi! Sorry to hear about your loss. Any promising job prospects lately?
Oxford -- Hello! Neither of us expected or wanted to be hanging around the TTC boards this long, huh? :-)
AFM, like I said, trying to keep chill over here, mostly don't want to refresh any feelings of loss from the mc as I work on conceiving again. I am going to call yesterday my O date, just based on my timing historically. If we get in some BD tonight (which I'm not counting on, going to be a late night at the end of a long week), all the better. If not, I think we still have a fair shot. Even though I KNOW that a six week mc (we found out at 8/9 weeks, but embryo had stopped developing at 6 weeks) is almost certainly due to a chromosonal issue I couldn't have controlled, I'm still trying to be healthier this time around to reduce risk factors as much as possible. I quit my Pepsi addiction this week (I was down to only about 20 oz a day while TTC/pregnant, but it's a slippery slope and I'd really regressed lately), and I'm going to try to taper down some of my unfortunately necessary other medications if possible. And maybe, exercise? That would be awesome. Still working on that.
As far as this cycle goes, my sanity goal is to wait until June 27 to test. That will be 13/14 DPO, and also the first day of the family visit on which I will probably do some drinking if not pregnant. Here's hoping I hold out that long!
Oh, I am so ready to be done with BD for a while! It's over a week later than I've ovulated the last few cycles, and my BD-drive just isn't that high.
I could have sworn I ovulated yesterday, between the questionably positive OPK I got the day before yesterday, lots of EWCM yesterday morning, and likely mittelschmerz last night. But my OPK yesterday was negative and my temp was lower this morning. Ovulation dip, or am I still waiting?
(I need to start tracking my mittleschmerz, just for the heck of it. I tend to alternate long and short cycles. This one was left-sided, and I'm pretty sure my left side is associated with longer cycles, but I could just be making that up because it's convenient. I haven't had it at all that I noticed the past few months, though.)
DH is happy, at least.
PrimalJoy-in regard to exercise...my circle of holistically minded friends has adopted this exercise routine that does more than help you get fit, it also helps on a whole body level w/blood pressure, metabolism, lymph flow, immune system, etc (I've even heard some stories about gals getting pregnant quickly after starting it) and it's pretty easy and you don't need any equipment which I think rocks and it's only 15 min/day. http://t-tapp.com/ I've heard there are some videos on youtube too. I've been doing it semi regularly for maybe a month and I'm noticing when I go too many days between my back hurts a lot more than when I do it more often.
Ocelot-we posted about the same time earlier so I missed yours...would definitely be interesting to track which side you feel O and if there is a difference in cycle lengths...never thought about that before!!
Chuord-stillllllll waiting....CD 29 is almost over, kinda spotty, no cramps, no boob soreness, still using progesterone, if I make it to Monday w/no AF and still a bfn I'll see if my bff will test me w/the EAV machine again. I just wanna see 2 pink lines! Is that too much to ask?! sheesh....
Got super motivated this afternoon (not to be mistaken for energy)-took the car through the carwash, ran some errands, came home & did some car detailing, cleaned out the dresser in the office that I'd been storing random crap in that I haven't had access to for 2 yrs cuz the wood flooring was stacked in front of it, packaged up the extra wood flooring that might be enough for the office when I get around to remodeling that room, which is next on the list, and now I'm ready keel over and there's a bunch of crap on the front porch that needs to go to the shed or to storage and the shed is a scary project for another day! I'd hoped that all that productiveness would have improved my mood, but it really didn't. hmf.
Congrats Oasis!!!! How exciting!! Welcome to preggo land!
Prescott - I am on PINS and NEEDLES! Can't wait to hear that you got a BFP too! And I also prefer natural fibers. I prefer washables, but it depends on what I'm making. I LOVE alpaca and I used it for a shawl that was so cozy (and then I lost it!!! I was so sad! Not to mention it was expensive to make!). I found a special edition magazine that is all natural fiber based projects for babies/toddlers 0-3. I think I'm going to make at least a couple things out of it.
PrimalJoy - Welcome! I'm sorry to hear about your loss Praying you get a sticky BFP soon!
Mamacat - You are so cute....and sound just how I feel too... Pregnancy is weird I tell ya! So strange that a little being currently the size of an apple seed is affecting me so much!
Chuord - Sending you some BD energy! (mixed with babydust). By the way, I meant to ask you this ages ago...how do you do energy work on someone far away? I am not familiar with energy work at all, other than kind of wanting to get a Reiki session someday to see how I like it!
Ocelot - The mittelschmertz thing is interesting. I never tracked things according to which side, but I did notice that whenever I would have a cycle a day or two longer, my next cycle would "correct" it and be short about the same amount of time (ie: average 25/26 days - so a 24 day cycle would follow a 27 day cycle).
To anyone else I've missed - babydust and prayers!
AFM, I'm SO feeling the spacey, tiredness of the 1st Tri. Dh is being SUPER sweet though and taking really good care of me. He makes sure I'm calm, have what I need, and he's managing it without being annoying! This week has been a marathon of announcements to family and close friends. Told my mom Sunday night, a friend of mine who m/c'd recently on Wednesday, my dad and brother (17 and doesn't want to be called "uncle" ) last night, sister 1 and BIL and my aunt tomorrow morning, then ILs Sunday (if we can hold out telling them Saturday evening), and then sister 2 Sunday on our way back home. Craziness. Oh, and I'm probably going to tell my Bible study ladies on Monday. Two of them already know because one was supporting me with tracking and the TWW, and the other is a dietician and I had a pg related question for her. I had been obsessing over whether or not to do a blood hcg test, but some friends convinced me that I don't need to and to obsess over other things. So I've stocked up on a bunch of pg/baby books. It's a good thing I have an employee discount on them!!!