Tough news Prescott :-( hope you are enjoying some tummy contraband... Sushi and pâté with blue cheese, washed down with a nice glass of wine! Look after yourself and take some pamper time. TTC is rubbish :-(
Hope you don't mind, I'm going with random to help lift everyone's disappointment... Prescottchels I know dp is wrapping you in love to help recover... Eat lots of chocolate - the real and evil kind!
I thought that was really good... (Not as random as it could be though)
Faithrising - good to se you back.
Ok I think we need a progress list on this site... I'm losing track of who holds the vote - pg or not pg lol...
Afm - poss 1dpo but will assume not until ff makes it obvious... I put in Saturdays temp this morning - late- and ff decided to give me o on cd 13 lol soo not right... So I deleted it...
Hugs to all!
Here's a pic of my signature piece for that last exhibition... The muslin is white with black paint - representing the journey of life, the coloured embroidery floss wrapped around it represents the changing emotions and colour we put into it... It sort of sums up ttc as well...
Love the journey of life chuord. You could do a great version for TTC- calm at the start of the month, anticipation and excitement at BD time, hope in week 3, irritation and impatience in week 4 and then elation or disappointment at the end. It would make a great visual with your mood colours.
I am in BD season. My charts are all messed up- the 15 day LP has started me questioning my other charts. There are a few months where changing the detector (advanced to FAM) changes the LP. I am now uncertain how long it is! It is around 13 or 14 days, but can hit 15. One month that I discarded was only 12 days LP. Most confusing.
So I am a day or two away from O now.
Back at work today after my beautiful week off. We had an amazing time at the spa hotel this weekend. DH took me to the theatre, a food festival and two trips to the spa. On the final day I had a gorgeous treatment and when I came out he was waiting in the bar with a glass of champagne. I am so in love with my husband!!
It's back to reality with a hard bump today to return to my desk!!
So, chuord and I are around O time. Who else? Anyone else in BD time? Who is next to test? Surely we can get a few more BFPs before June is out....
Oxford - what a gorgeous dh to spoil you so wonderfully! I'm glad you were refreshed and ready to get back to it 😜...
Re the chart drama, mine sometimes (rarely) is shorter too, I'm thinking do t stress on it and just add a couple of days to bd season... Lol shouldn't be too hard given the romance going on there 😃, otherwise it becomes a stress... I didn't even opk till o I'm trying to get hints and then relax Into it... Guess we'll see the results end of June!
chuord I like your work! Best of luck with BDing oxford and all of that tummy contraband sounds absolutely amazing to me right now. Have you tested scjp? Could also be low progesterone -- I had issues with chronic spotting starting at about 10 DPO a few months back and I think I determined it was low progesterone -- my hormones were all out of whack due to irregular cycles. But two cycles on natural progesterone cream restored the balance, I think, and I haven't had issues since.
AFM reallllly struggling to remain zen about the prospect of miscarriage...I now understand a bit how mamacats was feeling. I had my first beta draw yesterday and my hCG was at 121. Not bad for 15 DPO but not awesome either and definitely doesn't rule out the prospect of a miscarriage. I spent the better part of today reading as many journal studies as I could on the reliability of hCG in determining pregnancy outcomes and after pretty exhaustive and comprehensive research figured out that with my levels I have about a 75% chance of having a viable pregnancy. I'm in a much better position odds wise than I was last time but I just can't stop myself from freaking out. On another note my progesterone came back freakishly high at 103 which can only be a good thing! I go for another draw tomorrow.
I don't think I'll be feeling much zen in my life until I hit that 12 week mark... I probably shouldn't have gotten tested at all bc it really hasn't given me any more certainty...
oxford: Wow! What an amazing week off you had, beautiful! Glad you're feeling so refreshed and in love .
oasis: Yeah, I'm still having major anxiety issues doll. I've spotted pinkish EWCF a couple of times, spotted pinkish with no EWCF a couple of times, and had (TMI ahead) an orange-red gush Thursday morning. Any symptoms I've been feeling since around 4ish weeks have all been fleeting and vague. I was sick as a dog with my boys and felt great with my m/c. This pregnancy I'm somewhere I'm not sure about. I didn't feel that the bloodwork would help me b/c it wouldn't give me any piece/peace of mind, only increase my obsessing. I am absolutely terrified to get a scan and find that my baby died again . There is no zen or peace for me. Even if I were to get whomped by the extreme nausea I had with my boys I've realized it wouldn't comfort me. I would just be thinking about all of the women who had great symptoms but baby stopped developing weeks before they found out. I'm crocheting a lot and watching a lot of tv. I've numbed up and locked my emotions down. It's awful b/c I want to be happy the way I was with my boys but I can't; I've been trying so hard . I cry a lot. Anyway, all of that wasn't to freak you out but to let you know I get where you're coming from. I haven't been posting as much even though I read along with you guys b/c I'm in a really horrible limbo and doing my best to keep my sanity.
Mama cats and oasis. I feel so bad for you both. Hang in there. You ate both string wonderful women and those little babies will be growing like mad and creating perfect little miracles. Keep chatting to us and we will keep you sane! Right behind you with the cheering squad. Big hugs!
I'm seconding Oxford! Have faith that those babies are meant to be with you, if the worst case happens it just means their shell didn't fit right - and they will be back... You are where they want to be... Lol and reread that worry pic I posted...
Mamacats - you've been sounding really good in your posts - lol but we can always take more!
Btw ladies remember you are under the influence of lots of hormones - be kind to yourselves!
I'd like to join in. I was shy at first about how close everyone seemed on this thread but I've been lurking and soaking it up.
Let's see. I'm 28, married, trying to conceive our first. I'm on CD1 of my very first cycle TTC. My copper IUD is coming out the day after tomorrow (I'm pleased with the way that timing worked out) and I imagine that there might be residual irritation from that, so I'm going to treat this cycle like a practice run. I do chart; I used TCOYF in college for backup birth control, so it felt good to slip back into that.
Mamacat and oasis: Oohhhhhh, that sounds so stressful for both of you. If babies could be made sticky through all our good vibes and care, I'm sure you'd both end up with TRIPLETS. Thinking of you.
Prescott: So sorry! Damn that nasty auntie!
Chuord and Oxford: Good luuuuuuuuuuuuuuck with catching that egg! I really hope the magic luck in this thread continues for you.