Indeed, my testing time comes closer. Proabably the end of the week; I'm only 6 dpo now and want to test closer to 12 - 14. You ladies will be the first to know!
chuord- I'm 14 weeks today and the babe is doing very well. My RE released me a few weeks ago and I had my first prenatal visit with my home birth midwife last week. She's awesome and I'm so happy to be in the care of someone who's philosophy matches mine. I'd had enough of the weekly over monitoring for the last 7 months! I'm still struggling with morning sickness but I am now having more good days than bad. Right now my only concern is trying to gain weight. I've lost a lot and my appetite is still very small. But its time for this babe to grow so I'm trying to stuff it down.
I'm still lurking to see all of you get your bfp's! I miss this group and think of you guys often. Baby dust to you all!
Hi all! Thanks everyone SO MUCH for the well-wishes. I've only told my husband so far, so it is beyond wonderful to have support so early from this group. I really appreciate it.
PrimalJoy, I'm waiting with bated breath! I want this to be it for you! Fx that our luck has turned . . .
Winter, yay! I'm glad things seem to be working out. Good luck! It's nice to be able to keep hope alive. I've heard lots of conflicting things about egg viability, too, but let's say 48 hours, shall we? ;-) Seems much nicer that way!
Chuord, Awh, YOU'RE sweet. We should all just have a big sniffly group hug now. I am SO thinking of you and wanting your turn to be soon . . .
MountainMama, Welcome! Sounds like you've had a rough time. I'm afraid to even try to imagine the emotional roller-coaster all those early miscarriages must have been for you. I'm glad you're getting a baby no matter what. Maybe that will ease some of the stress this time around? I'm hoping that's true for you. Best of luck, let your stay here be short!
scjp, THANKS! How're you doing over there?
JustJenny, Nice to hear from you! And thank you! Glad things are going so well. I am hoping I can follow in your footsteps and have a smooth pregnancy . . .
Oxford, acupuncture is pretty much my favorite bit of "alternative medicine." I think there are some pretty good studies to back up a lot of it (I'm evidence based medicine girl over here). Also, you're right --- can't hurt! But I guess I'm saying --- I think it might well help. So YAY! Glad you're doing it. Hope you catch that egg . . .
As for me, (and to answer Oxford's question . . . )
I'm probably going to hand around here just a bit longer. It feels too early for a DDC, though I'm seriously stalking mine. I'm worried that I'm going to miscarry. I'm pretty symptomatic, though, and I'm told that's a sign of a sticky baby, so . . . yay for that! I'll take every minute of nausea, aching breasts, aching pelvis, and freakin' hot flashes if it means holding on to this little peanut.
I told my husband not long after I took the test. It was pretty anticlimactic. I sat him down with pizza and a beer and slid the (cleaned! dried! capped!) test across the table to him. He sort of stared and said, "what does this mean?" I said, "It has a legend. You're a smart guy." He said. "Oh. Why is one line lighter than the other line?" and then he answered his own question by saying "Oh, one's the test and one's the control." And then he just stared at it. And stared at me. And stared at it. And stared at me. And gave me a hug.
Man needs to process. ;-) We had some good talks later in the day, and then on Sunday.
Thanks for the welcome, and congrats on the BFP. I thought this would be a good group to join, because I dont want to obsess, because its stressful. I want to enjoy TTC like I did when I conceived my daughter, and for the first bit when we tried for baby #2. I have been spotting for a few days, and I hope thats just my body figuring things out.
pepperedmoth - Congratulations!
oxford - I'm glad everything seems to be working right for you. I'm not sure whether we're all incredibly tuned into ourselves or barmy for this whole temping thing, myself!
CD 21 for me. I think that I ovulated yesterday (or maybe sometime today), but my temp doesn't reflect it yet (which I suppose it wouldn't if it was today, but my temp rise came a day after I thought I ovulated last month, too). But maybe it didn't happen yet, as usually once O passes I'm not remotely in the mood for BD for a while, and I still am. No positive OPK yet.
I'm not feeling fabulous about my chances in general, but I think I'm ok with that. I never really pictured having more than three up until a year ago when it suddenly seemed right. I had major baby rabies then, but less so now. I wish it was possible to go back to "not trying, not avoiding", and just let things happen as they do, whether it's now or in 5 years, but the only time in my sexually active life when I wasn't questioning whether I might be pregnant was, ironically, the half-year or so before #3 was an oops. So I'm not sure that getting off the TTC-train is going to actually help my stress levels any). And all the BD is good for our relationship.
I tried to make yogurt starter today (we suddenly have a gallon of goat milk a day that we need to make use of), but the powdered culture was nearly a year past the best-by date, and I don't think it worked right, though I suppose I'll give it a try tomorrow anyways. The weird part of it is that it came out quite a bit sweeter than when I started. Not tart at all, and it didn't really set up. I think it's safe, but I don't think it'll make anything even vaguely resembling yogurt. I guess I'll try a batch tomorrow, and if it doesn't work, I'll make the rest into no-sugar-added ice cream. It's really that sweet. I can't remember what happened with the stuff I made last year - I didn't make very much yogurt before the dehydrator we were using for temperature control broke. Sorry, random babbling!