So sorry chuord :( Maybe wise to visit doc and chat about the super late AF? Can't hurt. Perhaps you had a chemical or miscalculated O? In any case, thinking about you and sending positive vibes all the way down under for next cycle.
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The Saner TTC-Flower Moon - Page 3post #42 of 3565/29/13 at 6:12ampost #43 of 3565/29/13 at 7:18ampost #44 of 3565/29/13 at 8:15ampost #45 of 3565/29/13 at 9:42amThread Starter
Chuord-When I heard from DP yesterday afternoon that they were returning to town much earlier than we thought I poas and thought of you figured I was safe since he was coming hm early enough for me to pounce on him and lo and behold it was positive so perfect timing I do believe. We got in a BD before bed and again this morn!!
Hang in there love
Oasis-that's a great story about your mom being pg w/you I haven't looked at your blog yet, but I just opened it in a new tab so I won't forget again
Patti-the plants in my window are silk...I thought about using the window to start seeds, but it really doesn't get that much sun, and the sill is too narrow for regular size pots for shade loving plants so it has become my nature/holiday window. It's so fun to just go to the store and see what new things want to hop in my cart each season. I've never really had a well thought out plan for the window, just some vague ideas and each time it just comes together magically. I realized when I finished w/this one that it was missing something like grass along the bottom, so I let that idea simmer and then decided to get some moss to put down there and I think it'll be the perfect last touch!
Good for you for keeping those sibs connected. I have a half brother and we both lived w/our mothers growing up and I wish that I had had the opportunity to get to know my brother more growing up. His stepfather adopted him, but my dad and his mom stayed in touch and we got to visit w/Josh like on his b-day and christmas and he's since taken our last name and gotten much closer w/my dad, but I still feel like I missed out.
Mamacat-any news today? I hope not!!
Thanks for all the tv support, ladies after a full day of doing absolutely nothing I was pretty motivated yesterday to work on some projects so it worked out pretty well! It's CD 13 and looking ahead at the calendar...seems like the end of the cycle is sooooooo far away...hopefully the nice weather and house projects will keep me from going too nutso. Yesterday I had 2 clients schedule so that's exciting-hoping that momentum will keep up. One lady has been wanting to get me to come over to help her organize for literally years and she's finally doing it!!
Hugs to you all!!!
ETA-Ok, Oasis...just perused a couple pages of your blog...you two are adorable!!!
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prescottchels - I tried to not POAS but I gave in and got a positive on my OPK yesterday (at 10PM) too. Today is also CD13 for me. How long is your average LP? I probably O'ed last night (slight temp rise this morning) or today. My LP is 11-12 days. Are we cycle buddies for this round??? I realize that you are self-employed but I have no idea what kind of work you do? organize? Tell me more! YAY for new clients!
mamacatsbaby - I am on pins and needles!
post #49 of 3565/29/13 at 2:38pmpost #50 of 3565/29/13 at 2:58pmPrescottchels - wow that day of relaxing certainly boosted your energy levels - lol like mamacats you can hear it when you read! Yay on the +opk, and dp being back and available! I agree with pattimomma, you do so many different things - what are you doing for these clients?
Pattimomma - I agree with Prescottchels, totally cute couple! And we'd love to learn anything extra about you you want to share... Hobbies? Lol I love slowly learning about each of you through the forum 😄
Oasis - thanks, I'm having a new wave of sympathy for you and your recent loss... So where are you in your cycle?
Mamacats - never too much info! Do you know how often a day I check this to hear from you ladies lol... Prob every hour till early arvo (when you start going to bed) so what's new?
Justjenny - thanks for popping in with the love! How are you traveling?
Ok I'm coping better today, I can't believe I went through all that and the ouster view simultaneously lol - I guess 'if' they offer me the job I should be impressed... At 5pm I got another job interview offer with the local council - I applied for 4 jobs (slightly lower level than my quals) so not a bad interview rate. Re everything else, when I saw Ranee on tuesday she took one look at me and said your aura is just filled with baby... So I had been relaxing into it - for some reason I've known for months I'd be a bfn forever chick lol. Anyway the cramping yesterday was worse than I've ever had with AF, and normally my pain (if any) goes as soon as AF starts. So I'm assuming it was more than that, it went all day, woke me up at night and is still sore - now it's back to that stretchy feeling...
Kept my docs appt, and oasis hopefully she will be able to shed light... All the collective love makes it easier to cope with the crazy - so thanks ladies xxx
Mamacats - keep your legs crossed lol! Your chart looks good still (my temp was 36.26 this morning so above cover line still) I still have high hopes for you.
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Mamacat-I do love the blow by blow narration, actually! And...(this is like my 3rd ETA ) I tried opening the maca caps and mixing them w/water and I'm sorry to say I did not feel like I had extra energy-boo. Maybe I need to double my dose and see what happens
Chuord-glad to hear you sounding more up today
Patti-My LP is usually 14-16 days long, but that varies just like everything else as soon as I think I have it all sorted out I think it was shorter last month, But I like the idea of cycle buddies nonetheless. It's close enough, for me
The one gal that's been gearing up to call for years wants help organizing paper & figuring out a system to help her keep at it.
The other one is a past organizing client that just sold her house and is packing up, so I'm not sure if I'm packing, sorting, organizing...? maybe all of the above lol I'm looking forward to catching up w/her. She's super fun to connect with while we work together, and it's probably been a year or more since I've done any work for her.
I also do nutrition coaching & help w/making the transition to living gluten free. So that can look like me coming over to their house and helping them identify all the things that contain gluten, or going to the store to point out products that are good subs so they don't have to live w/o favorite things or passing on recipes or whatever other help they need.
Last year I edited a book that a client self published and got to help pick paper, printer, font, layout, etc. I'd love to do that again!
I also have another client that has an extensive collection of family historical artifacts. They were one of the first white families to move to AZ so they are well documented and I've been scanning photos and negatives so they can be made available to the rest of the family still living, as well as historians that want access and so they're safe from fire.
And then there's catering & GF baking for the cafe at my alma mater It's fun to see what comes along... I really dig variety if ya hadn't noticed
I'm kinda ready to hit the sack already. It's 5p lol DP had some major snoring going on last night and I hardly slept at all I'm headed to his place soon so we can watch "Life of Pi" and then I think I'm gonna head home so I can s-l-e-e-p!!
Edited by prescottchels - 5/29/13 at 6:33pmpost #52 of 3565/29/13 at 7:05pmchuord: I check throughout the day to hear from you guys too . I'm glad you're feeling better, at least physically. This is some emotionally gut-wrenching territory we're in . Wish we could give you some love in person as you absolutely need some girly-night pampering .
prescott: That's how I've always envisioned my world of work, many different avenues . How was the movie?
Sooooooo, for me, I'm just sitting here processing. You ladies have been here with me as I break down every single month then pull it back together, ya'll make me laugh, keep me company through all this crazy, and I feel so lucky to get to see just a little more into who you are each day. I had to decide which would drive me harder over the edge: getting a BFN or having to temp again tomorrow morning . Neither sounded appealing so I just said eff it, let's just get this over with. My heart was pounding and my stomach was bottoming out, my chest was getting tight as I took what felt like some sort of slow-mo yet fast as hell ('cause I just wanted to be finished) walk to the loo. I cannot adequately describe the terror I felt in those few minutes. I couldn't believe it when that test line came up within seconds and got almost as dark as the control line within moments after:
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I am in shock; cannot believe it finally happened . I keep checking the test every hour or so to make sure it's real! And then there's the terror right along with my elation; I don't want to lose this baby. I don't even know, I'm just . Trying to think of fun ways to tell DH. I don't want to leave though, I love hangin' with you ladies! So if you don't mind I'm going to keep right on being all up in this thread . I want to be here when every last one of you goes BFP .post #53 of 3565/29/13 at 7:07pmprescott: Maybe try boiling water? I had brewed some in our coffee maker and just poured it over the powder . Are you taking gelatinized? I started with the boiling water b/c mine are raw and that's not so hot for digestion from what I understand. Also, cooking with maca is the way it's traditionally consumed as you get more out of it. As a supplement that's what gelatinization is for from what I can gather. And yes, I am also doing much ETA'ing .post #54 of 3565/29/13 at 9:33pmpost #55 of 3565/29/13 at 11:28pmMamacat - woohoo!!! I agree with mama blue - so dark it scary... Any history of twins 😳?
I'm so glad, but not surprised it just felt like you had it in the bag this month! Please stay with us and share you're/our journey... We'll join you soon honest! 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈
Prescottchels - pattimomma - are you guys the next to 'test', oasis where are you?
I went to my doc, from what I told her she confirmed it was prob a miscarriage yesterday. Had bloods just to make sure all clear (poss repeat if still hcg). All good, emotions are settling - better out sooner if not viable and ready for next time...
So everyone - updates please 😄 thanks again for the love and support xxxpost #56 of 3565/30/13 at 4:39am
mamacats OMG that is one dark BFP! That's like the kind of BFP I fantasize about, haha. Congratulations!!!!!!! So happy for you. It's incredible being able to follow other women through this process and witness their happy endings :) And I loved the play-by-play drama, btw.
chuord oh so sorry about the MC. Good for you in seeing the silver lining -- I thought the same thing when it happened at 6 and a half weeks. I was so grateful I wasn't further along. One of my best friends MC'd at 11 weeks after they saw a heartbeat. Truly devastating. Obviously I'm half a globe away but if there's anything I can do to support please let me know. Another silver lining: They say you're more fertile after a MC/chem so BD your heart out as soon as you're ready.
prescott thanks for the compliments :) Yay on the stars aligning and DP coming home early just in time for the +! What did you guys think of Life of Pi? We really loved it. They don't have the whole 3-D Imax thing here but watching it on our flatscreen at home really made me wish they did bc the visuals were just stunning. Ang Lee is a great director and I think one cool thing about him is how varied and diverse his canon of work is. Kinda like your canon of work :)
AFM, CD 12 and judging from CM and O pains I'd say my egg is due to pop in the next day or so. DH is super busy studying for the CFA exam like every waking second but we've managed to make time ;) Since this is our second clomid cycle and I got a BFP with the first, it's reallllly hard to not get my hopes up. Of course then I start looking at the stats for clomid and twins and I freak myself out and think OMG what have I gotten myself into?post #57 of 3565/30/13 at 5:38ampost #58 of 3565/30/13 at 8:30amThread Starter
Mamacat-OMG!! That. is.so. awesome!!!! Hang around here as long as you like. This thread wouldn't be the same w/o you
My maca doesn't say it's raw, just organic I think I'm gonna take an extra cap today. It'd be awesome to feel like I'm running on more than pure motivation...
Chuord-awwww big hugs to you. Between you and Mamacat I'm sitting here crying my eyes out
Oasis-and btw, you're a great writer! I read a couple posts on your blog and just loved them. We really enjoyed Life of Pi. I won't say what our reactions were at the end cuz I don't want to spoil it for anyone who hasn't seen it, yet, that wants to....I really think it's worth seeing.
Glad to hear DH is making time to BD. Just remind him, if he needs it, that it's good stress relief
You're right behind Patti & I , and now I can't remember where Oxford is in the lineup here...
I'm off to work, and as my voicemail message says, "Do something to make it a wonderful day!"post #59 of 3565/30/13 at 9:02ampost #60 of 3565/30/13 at 2:37pmHello ladies!
Sorry about going AWOL, more about that later. I have been re reading the last few days and catching up on the news.
Chuord. I followed your up and then down journey and was so moved. I'm so sorry it didn't work out. It's good to hear that you are still with us and we will all support you getting your dark BFP. I can't believe how many charts on ff show strong pregnancy after mc, go for it girl. Have you had any news from your interview? I hope this is new chapters in your life :-)
Mamacats - wow! Wow! BFP tastic!!!!!
That is beautiful! I hope you have the picture in your purse/wallet until you have a gorgeous ultrasound picture!! Congratulations. Have you told DH?? So glad you are sticking around on here, I love reading your posts, you have a great style (maybe writing should be a career route for you?!)
Over here it's 9DPO. No symptoms, don't feel pregnant, but keeping an open mind and a positive attitude.
Things have been a bit rough here, of my own making. I had my performance review and things have been difficult with my boss for the past few months so I was dreading it. It consumed me for a few days. You can spot what's coming now. My review was good and she thinks I'm promotable to the next level, even though I was only promoted last year! I was literally stunned. I had expected a pasting and had wound myself up to expect it- I didn't sleep for two nights!!! It's funny how the bad stuff is easier to believe. I have a lot of reflection to do about how much pressure I put myself under!
Anyway, nice to be back with you. Think I might do a sneaky early test tomorrow at 10dpo ;-)
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