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The Saner TTC-Thunder Moon - Page 11post #201 of 6699/8/13 at 2:38pmpost #202 of 6699/8/13 at 3:11pmpost #203 of 6699/8/13 at 11:18pmpost #204 of 6699/9/13 at 3:50ampost #205 of 6699/9/13 at 3:53ampost #206 of 6699/9/13 at 6:20am
Oxford have you tested yet? Really hoping for you this cycle! Metallic taste in the mouth is a classic sign! It really is horrible to keep trying and failing each month, it's getting me down now too...had enough of the roller coaster of testing and waiting and..blah
Today timing was perfect for this cycle! We bd then I layed down after wards for 1 hour, hoping that gives the spermies a better chance to swim up, but as usual when I stood back up I felt it kinda gushing back out (sorry tmi) 3 times.... does that happen to everyone else too? Or is it just me, I don't think it should be falling back out like that, how any sperm can stay inside with the fluid leaking out...I really don't know ???post #207 of 6699/9/13 at 2:35pmWengrin, thank you for your kind message, you made me smile. My temp drop was 0.3 degrees Celsius so quite large. I will see whether it pops back up tomorrow, but truly I think this is the run down to AF tomorrow or Wednesday :-( I had got my hopes up for the first time in a few months. Our appointment is on Friday and it is the irate time at the fertility clinic. It feels good to be taking action. I am pretty sure the barriers are all psychological - wanting it too much, combined with stress. Hopefully they can help.
Winter, yes I got excited with the metallic taste. Gone today though along with everything else. On the sitting up thing, I think you are supposed to lay down as long as you can, 20 minutes or so, so an hour is brilliant. I think as time goes on the admen liquid starts to get thinner so that it does leak out naturally, the swimmers should have hot to where they need to be though. Your chances sound good this month :-) fingers crossed.
How is everyone else doing?post #208 of 6699/9/13 at 3:03pmOxford - huge hugs lady - I totally understand... I've definitely had enough. Winter it makes me feel good that you girls got there so soon, 10 months and counting here...
Also I totally agree with Oxford re fluid - it happens to everyone, don't stress an hour is great!
So any exciting news in people's lives outside ttc?post #209 of 6699/9/13 at 3:53pmOh...Oxford that would be a pretty big drop (Celsius). I confuse the fact that we use different measuring systems. Why can't the entire world use one system?? I never understood why the US has to be different. But anyway.....big hugs. Maybe you had a chemical (which I know still stinks). I just wonder because you said you O'd late and had a longer cycle? And soooo many of the classic symptoms. I'm sorry hon...hang in there and thank goodness you have access to free healthcare. That is a huge bright side!! I really believe that stress can inhibit conception. It obviously affects ovulation so clearly it would make sense. I hope you and hubby can have a peaceful week and some hopeful news on Friday.
Winter- you're doing great. As long as you stay bottoms-up for 10-15 min you've given all the strong swimmers time to go for it. The stuff that falls out is mostly fluid, I have read.
I am at the beach right now trying to soak up the fresh air and zen with my 2 year old (which is not very zen....he is running circles around me, completely covered in sand!
We dropped my daughter (8) off at her dance class and now we are waiting for her. I am going to make more time for deep breathing, meditation, and exercise. I am fortunate to be a stay at home mom but the downside is no time alone...to yourself. I am going to schedule one night a week to go to the gym. I think that will help.
The weather is so nice here today. Feels like fall is around the corner. :-)
Here is a picpost #210 of 6699/10/13 at 1:21am
Wengrin your 2yr old is adorable! Can't wait to have a future child of that age
Ladies thanks for your thoughts re the fluid leaking issue, I feel reassured!
Oxford good luck with your test today, really hoping it will be a nice surprise for you!
Quick question again, I was taking my temp when I woke up this morning and for some reason took it a second time straight after and I got two different results! The difference was 0.3 of a degree which seems a lot to me in the space of a couple of minutes? So now I don't know which temp to record and wonder if my thermometer is broken...anyone else try taking two temps? And this days temp will affect when my chart says I O'd.post #211 of 6699/10/13 at 1:37amWengrin, beautiful boy, you are very blessed! The beach also looks good- a great place to be able to relax. Where is that? It looks lovely.
Thank you all for your kindness. Another 0.1 drop today so the witch is circling! I particularly appreciate your support this month as things continue to be a challenge here. My step daughter is now refusing contact with us. It had really hurt DH. She is siding with her mother, which is totally understandable. However o think its opportunistic too. Her exam results were awful- mostly fail. She is just starting her final year of high school where it matters and she is lazy and hedonistic. All she cares about is hanging out with her friends. When she is staying with us we encourage her to do her homework and help her with her revision. She doesn't like it. I think in not coif over its easier for her, nobody makes her work and she can just have a nice time with her mates. It's a shame, she will probably fail and have to resit. It's so hard to watch. Also my DH is very upset, so I am supporting him. All a big mess
Winter, have you Od yet?
Ocelot, school, how are you?
Chuord, any news on the job front?
Mama blue- are you trying a natural month while you change doctors? I hope it helps. You deserve a little one my friend! :-)
Looking forward to our appointment on Friday, not sure what will happen, probably just talk through everything again. It's been 11 months and most of those the timing was good. I think I just want it too much :-(post #212 of 6699/10/13 at 1:26pmWinter- thank you :-) he is a little blessing for sure. I will be grateful to have him and my 8 yr old DS if that's all God has in store for me...though I would love DS to have a little sibling closer to his age.
Oxford- thanks also! The beach is in North Florida, a little south of Jacksonville. I grew up 2 hours west in Tallahassee (the Capitol of Florida), where there is no beach. So I really love living here and being near the ocean. It is soooo peaceful and relaxing. I need to go there more. It is about a 40 min drive from where we live but that's not too far for some tranquility. Plus DD goes to dance/cheerleading nearby once a week. So no excuses.
I am sorry AF is on her way...but hopefully the specialist can figure out an easy fix. I know you must want it desperately and that adds stress. You have a full plate with your little hell-raiser of a step daughter. I was young once too and made stupid choices...so maybe she'll come around. You are fortunate that your hubby stands by you and enforces rules for her when she is with you two. Mine wants to create a Disneyworld atmosphere when ours are with us, because he wants them to WANT to come. And he sees them so little I guess, relative to my daughter. They are good students though and so I can't say too much. The step children don't like my DD though and that infuriates me....and I don't think it is healthy to try to win their affection by taking them places and buying things. But....I have to choose my battles.
We are seeing a therapist tomorrow for counseling that specializes in blended families. There is so much strain on a marriage with life, career, finances, (ttc), without adding all of the variables of the step children not getting along and an ex-wife...etc. I am hoping to iron out our differences before they blow up to where they are unmanageable.
I hope everyone is having a great week! We are busy struggling to help my 8 yr old stay on top of her school work. It is tough because she practices two days a week for 2 1/2 hours each day. So she has to really focus...but she has ADHD. So we are struggling but chugging along.
Take care everyone!post #213 of 6699/10/13 at 2:41pmWengrin - cute pic! Good luck with the counselling - I'm glad in a way that both you and Oxford are having the issues at the same time - having someone who truly gets it must be invaluable.
Oxford - hugs lady! You are having a tough time of it... I understand the ttc frustration... We've been going since last November... So into month 11 now... I think my biggest issue is dh fitness... Lol he gets too tired to 'finish' bd... So I'm going to organize a trainer for us as I'm running out of time... Jobs - none of those materialized, have applied for a few more the last few days though.
Hugs everyone!post #214 of 6699/11/13 at 7:07amHi,
AF has flown in on her broomstick and hit me with it! Ouch. I am coming back a man next time, must be easier!!
Thank you wengrin, I understand your situation. It's hard when they want to Crete Disneyland, I have some of that too. I hardly recognise DH when she is around. It fakes a lot of tongue biting! It must be doubly difficult when your own child is involved too. You are doing a great job. I will try to follow your advice to choose my battles. Being a step Mum is the hardest job in the world. I really did not understand what I was signing up for.
It sounds like that beach is a great place for chilling out and recharging your zen!
Chuord- hang in there. This roller coaster gets so disheartening. It's difficult when you can't align things how we want, especially husbands!!! Keep us posted on the new job hunt.
How us everyone else?post #215 of 6699/11/13 at 8:17pmOxford- so sorry that witch got you this month. But here's to a new month and seeing the RE.
Yes we both share some of the same struggles so I am grateful to have you to share stories, frustrations, and hopefully some triumphs fertility wise soon!!
One ill sign...I had a pretty big temp drop today. .5 degrees Fahrenheit. So I'm 9-10 dpo. It could either be AF circling or possibly hopefully late implantation?? We will see by tomorrow AM's reading. I will post an update.
:-)post #216 of 6699/11/13 at 11:35pm
Oxford sorry AF turned up for you
I am confused with my chart! My temps don't seem to be giving a clear indication of which day I ovulated or even if I ovulated at all, so I'm a bit concerned by that. I hope I did ovulate, but I know a positive O test doesn't mean you will for sure Ovulate, it depends on a consistent temp rise afterwards. A positive sign is I had O cramps and I have got a temp rise, but it isn't as big of one as I usually get....but my chart has still given me crosshairs and said I did O...so maybe I shouldn't worry? If I did O ... then I am 3DPO according to my chart. So the long TWW has begunpost #217 of 6699/13/13 at 12:30amWengrin- 9-10 dpo sounds a but early for AF, so fingers crossed. Did your temp go back up?
Winter- if you've got the cross hairs the. The temp Rise must have been enough. Great news. I'm watching your TWW. It's about time we had our next BFP!!
All quiet here, CD4. I am feeling a little anxious about our first fertility appointment today. I will update later.
Baby dust to all!post #218 of 6699/13/13 at 8:18pmOxford- you were on my mind today..I wondered how your appt went and hoping/praying things are positive. I know that fertility specialists probably try to eliminate the easy fixes first...Well that's what I would do but I am not a doctor. But I hoped that maybe they would find something that would be a smooth "fix" with the least amount of intervention...that is my hope for you.
I just love that literally clear across the planet you have people keeping you in their thoughts and positive energy really does make a huge difference. I am sending lots or it your way!! All the way to Australia!! :-)
Winter- did you say how many PPAF's you have had since your cycles resumed? I found that the first 2-3 were like duds....my body was preparing to O and I had all the symptoms except the temp rise. My doctor said it is common for you to have a few annovulatory cycles before your body gets fully ready to launch that perfect egg. :-) FXd for you....I hope you have a great BFP!!!!!
Yes Oxford I agree that it would be early for AF but I ovulated late.....and my cycles are only 26 days. Technically I should start today but didn't. I guess the Prometrium would keep it at bay at least until I stop that or get my BFP! Monday will be the deciding day....if no positives then I will have to stop the supplements, let that nasty AF witch fly on on her broomstick into my personal space and get the new cycle on the road.
Peace, Love, and LOTS of sticky baby dust to each of you!!!post #219 of 6699/14/13 at 2:10amHi
Wengrin, thank you so much for your thoughts and positive energy, that means a lot to me. It's so nice to have this international support group. I'm in England, hence the time difference.
The appointment wasn't ground breaking. He asked loads of questions, then gave me the line I hate- you should be pregnant by now, there seems to be no reason why not, just relax and it will happen. Grrrr! He has booked me in for a dye test so we will see what that says. Otherwise he says the next level if treatment would be IVF, which he wouldn't do until we've been trying 2 years. 2 years!!!!!!
That is because it is free healthcare. We are going to keep trying and see what happens. My other option is to pay for private treatment.
He was very laid back about the whole conception stuff. He said don't bother charting, use change in your cervical fluid. Don't worry about timing and frequency of BD because sperm can live for two weeks! He was just very laid back about the whole thing. I don't feel very reassured though.
Wengrin- any news on your temps? Still high? I have my fingers crossed for you!
Anyone else any news?post #220 of 6699/14/13 at 2:26am
Wengrin thank you, I have been trying for a few months now but the bd timing has not always been good. This cycle it was good though so I am hopeful.
Oxford everything I have read says sperm live upto 5-7 days...not 2 weeks! Those must be some super human form lol
5 DPO today and just noticed my boobs are starting to feel a little tender, but that is normal for pre-AF anyway, although usually not this early, more 8-10dpo...so maybe that is a sign I don't know, but I feel very anxious an scared to get my hopes up. Tests should arrive Monday so the earliest I can test with FMU is Tuesday at 8DPO but I will of course try to hold off longer in fear of facing yet more BFN's...
Does anyone else find they eat more in the TWW? I feel like 'well I might be pregnant so forget about the diet' lol Anyone else?
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