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I'm so happy for you mamablue! They are great follies xx
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If any of you are on Facebook - the place with the moon info is ascension: soulstice rising.
Apparently if we shed all the old baggage that no longer serves us (belief in infertility I'm thinking, or dodgy reproductive parts) by November 3 we will be able to move on like caterpillars who change DNA structure when becoming butterflies.. A bit intense - but I for one am happy to just use it as a mental fresh start with faith in my body and it's destiny to be pregnant. Does that work for anyone?
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Yikes, lots of pressure with the deadline! But I'll work on shedding the pressure wink1.gif. I'm at a conference right now, alone in a hotel with availability of free wine And a deep bathtub, big bed with fresh white sheets, which I think is giving me a lot of space to grieve and work on this.
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Chuord- LOVE THAT...I totally believe that each moon cycle brings a new season and we have to let to of the past in order to embrace the future.

Ratchet- you sure have been through it. I hope things go well for you and you have a BFP soon for us to celebrate!

Oh MamaBlue- soooo excited for your beautiful follies! Best of luck!!

Oxford- hope that your good old pressure washing (HSG dye...lol) is just what you need! I hope you can have someone drive you home. I would imagine that would be painful, especially if there is any blockage so best to be prepared to have a ride home. I know you said hubby is traveling.... Big hugs love- hope it goes well!!

I have been in a bit of a funk. Trying to keep myself distracted...anyway I am using OPK's for the first time this month and got my positive today. So hubby and I are BD. we missed the last few days over an argument (hate that). But we made peace. It was over a decision he made without me, re: a trip he has to take for work. He invited his daughter and didn't mention it to me until he next day. So their tickets were already booked...anyway I felt left out and like I wasn't his go-to person. But I gave it a few days and just decided to go along with them. I am still upset that he didn't talk to me about it first....but men are men.

Sigh....so that's all here. Baby DS is so stinken cute and we are getting ready for Halloween. I will post another pic. He had a little toddlers Halloween party today...it was cute. My 8 yr old went along with her friend because there was no school today. I think they were expecting more than a bunch of loud 18 mos - 3 year olds!!! Running around mad... Jacked up on sugar and squealing!! Lol


At a Fall Party this week:


I took him to see a children's show last week:
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Sorry I've been MIA the last few days - we're trying to pack and the house is in chaos. DH is going up to Washington for interviews at three different studios at the start of next week, after that he should be ready to accept a job offer. 

 

Quick cycle question - I just went to the bathroom and had pink when I wiped (and then wiped again to be sure). That has never happened to me befor, (between periods). I'm on cycle day 12 and the last time we BD'd was the 22nd. Seems too early for implantation bleeding, don't you think? Any ideas? I guess it could just be cervix stuff. I had thought I saw fertile CM the 22nd, but that would have only been cycle day 10, so way too early, I think. Besides, it was thick and white on my undies, that isn't the fertile stuff anyway, is it? The spotting or whatever is very odd for me.

 

So exciting about the follicles, MamaBlue! I'm glad you're feeling so good. Sorry for the BFN, Primal. Any chance it was still too early? 

 

Love the pictures, Wengrin! Fwiw, I would have been very upset in the same situation. I'm glad you've been able to move past it and get the good BDing in, though :) You are lovely! 

 

(ETA: I actually made a note on my chart after we BDd on the 22nd, because I just got this really special feeling. But then I realized how early in my cycle I was and that I was probably still a good five days from O and I thought it must have just been sentimental feelings, not magical baby dust feelings.)

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Morning all!

Mare- I sometimes get spotting a few days before O, it's supposed to be a good sign of a strong O and nothing to worry about. If you look up mid cycle spotting in the chart gallery of ff, it us quite common. So hopefully this us your month :-)

Mamablue- brilliant news! It sounds like everything is aligning for you this month. Keep the excitement and positivity up. We are all cheering for you. I will be watching Monday with joy!

Wengrin- your DS is so adorable, I love seeing your pics and stories. Is that you with him? You have a really beautif smile!!
Boy do I understand your point about DH. I get the same. It is so difficult when they put the other child first and don't even talk to you. I'm sure my DH does that when he thinks I will disagree so he pretends he didn't realise, like they are kids. Put your foot down and insist on your partnership. He is so lucky to have you and he should not take your good nature for granted. I'm pleased you made up in time for BD though!! ;-)

Chuord- I love your posting about the moon. I do t understand that stuff but I feel the full moon, it's like someone is squashing my head and the animals in the fields around our house go mental! The sheep bleat all night. There had to be something energetic there.
So yes, I will definitely join in with dropping old beliefs that don't serve me. I'm going to get "beyond the f*** it" and just do it. Stop planning, thinking and obsessing. My body knows how to do this! Shall we all work together on this?

Ratchet- enjoy your me time. It sounds like some lovely luxury to soothe your soul. Drink it in!!

Over here I have big restructure and change at work. I was upset on Friday, now I'm practising letting go. It's going to happen so I might as well go with it. Loving my new attitude!!! Lol.
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I guess I'll start posting here. I don't really know how to count what cycle this is. The first, we half-missed ovulation. The second, I didn't ovulate at all. This would be the 3rd but I'm still not sure if I ovulated, even though my cervix was sort of responding like it had (I'd be 4 DPO). DH is really excited that this is our month and DS just told me I had a baby in my big belly this morning. Its probably just him parroting stuff back to us because we've been talking about it a lot and I'm bloated today. I can't get a good temperature at all because I'm not sleeping and/or waking constantly. I wish I could just fast forward a week and start POAS already. I feel crappy, I feel like I've failed at charting, and I just want to get it over with. Since we can't try next month (avoiding August birthdays), the only thing I have to look forward to is taking care of my mom after her surgery. Fertility Friend is predicting the next ovulation outside of our "no-no window" is the week of Christmas and it'll probably stress me out so bad I won't ovulate. When I had a cervical cancer scare (last year?) my body held off ovulating from the time I got my abnormal pap results until I got my second round of biopsies back, showing everything was okay. I guess the longer it takes us, the more money we can save up before I leave my job.  :o

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WifeofAnt- what are your periods like, with this odd ovulating?
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Ratchet - I was just on Depo Provera. It "wore off" (I was overdue for an appointment) about 6 weeks ago. Before I took it, my cycles were around 36 days but very susceptible to stress.

 

I just noticed some more EWCM so that possibility of being 4 DPO is out the window. I have about a week to ovulate before we take our break. Hopefully then I'll get a clear temperature shift and I can relax (as much as you can in the 2WW).

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Ooh that sounds tough to track now.
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Mare- I sometimes get spotting a few days before O, it's supposed to be a good sign of a strong O and nothing to worry about. If you look up mid cycle spotting in the chart gallery of ff, it us quite common. So hopefully this us your month :-)

Over here I have big restructure and change at work. I was upset on Friday, now I'm practising letting go. It's going to happen so I might as well go with it. Loving my new attitude!!! Lol.

That sounds promising! I wasn't particularly worried, but it is very out of the norm for me. I actually have more today - still the pink smear when wiping. I put a pad in just to examine more closely, lol. I'm really curious about what the heck is going on! I've also had three really sore, red pimples on my face, which is also out of the norm for me. Hopefully this is just a HUGE O and I'll get twins out of it :wink

 

My dad is going through a big restructure at work, too! It has definitely been stressful for him, I think your attitude is great! It should make things much easier.

 

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I guess I'll start posting here. I don't really know how to count what cycle this is. The first, we half-missed ovulation. The second, I didn't ovulate at all. This would be the 3rd but I'm still not sure if I ovulated, even though my cervix was sort of responding like it had (I'd be 4 DPO). DH is really excited that this is our month and DS just told me I had a baby in my big belly this morning. Its probably just him parroting stuff back to us because we've been talking about it a lot and I'm bloated today. I can't get a good temperature at all because I'm not sleeping and/or waking constantly. I wish I could just fast forward a week and start POAS already. I feel crappy, I feel like I've failed at charting, and I just want to get it over with. Since we can't try next month (avoiding August birthdays), the only thing I have to look forward to is taking care of my mom after her surgery. Fertility Friend is predicting the next ovulation outside of our "no-no window" is the week of Christmas and it'll probably stress me out so bad I won't ovulate. When I had a cervical cancer scare (last year?) my body held off ovulating from the time I got my abnormal pap results until I got my second round of biopsies back, showing everything was okay. I guess the longer it takes us, the more money we can save up before I leave my job.  :o

 
I think we might try and avoid August birthday, too (My son's BDay is the 25th of August) but I'm not sure. Is that why you're avoiding August? 
 
I'm sorry your cycle is so wonky! It's frustrating when you're trying to figure it all out. Are you using O predictors? I am thinking about breaking down and buying a smiley face one or two, just because I'm really curious why I'm bleeding a bit right now. Is there anything you can do to help manage your stress? Maybe you shouldn't worry about charting! I tried and couldn't get the temps, either. I figure that's okay. I also had a cervial cancer scare - I'm glad we were both okay!
 
Anyone with insight into wth is going on with my cycle feel free to jump in :) I am pretty confused. I would think the skin breakouts were a very early symptom if is was after O in my cycle, but I just don't see how that could be possible. Maybe my period was too short and I'm going to have another? I don't know!
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Morning all! Wow so much chatting over night wink1.gif please excuse me if I don't reply to all (on my phone in bed lol)
Wengrin - ds is totally adorable, but the apple never falls far from the tree smile.gif
Mare - hugs on the crazy... It could be you O'd a little early? Spotting at I happens... I wouldn't stress too much - there's not much you can do till the end of your cycle... But I've had spotting at I and from 7dpo as a normal thing at times... You have so much going on right now your body could be just reacting to stress.
Oxford - lol seems to me you are well tuned into the months wink1.gif. Your attitude re the move is awesome! I'm imagining you in a raincoat and like a duck none if the bs that goes with the restructure is sticking to you!
Wifeofant - welcome! Tell us a little bit about yourself and try and relax - it sounds line your system is very sensitive to environmental changes in your life! I had a letz procedure for precancerous cervix - ouch! However I've been clear ever since (after years of borderline smears). Re balancing your system have you looked at taking either maca or vitex? If you have time google them and see if they seem appropriate.
Ratchet - I so love your attitude, great to have you with us!
Primal, mamablue - how's it going?
Prescott - are you around anywhere? How's things with you?
Afm - nothing much to report, starting 5dpo, antibiotics are knocking me around! Last day today - thankfully! Yesterday I'm sure I felt uterine stretching?? Also have been having either o or muscular pains in the same area... I seem to be in your camp mare - I just have a feeling it could be happening for me this month... We will see
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I don't have any OPKs. They don't give me very much notice and only the wondfo would be cheap enough for how often I'd probably have to use them. Its just not worth the investment right now.

I started taking maca root a while ago, I've been slacking some now though. I just stopped taking Depo Provera (I was due for another last month) and I credit it with being part of the reason I'm even close to ovulating now. I've heard so many horror stories about women who stop taking it and try for *years* afterward.

We've been married 5 years and already have a little boy, 3 in December. DH was active duty military through about the first 4 years. We actually "tried" for DS for more than a year and half because we saw each other only about 3 weeks in the first 16 months. He switched to reserves so he didn't have to deploy again (the unit has a long interval and *just* got back when he arrived). Now he's going to school to be a chef and I work at a crappy part time job for minimum wage, haha. There are cons to having a baby right now but we don't think it's worth it to sit around waiting for the "perfect" time. Our insurance is good (great!), we know he's non-deployable for a while (not sure about staying in yet, the insurance is part of the package), and a lot of our baby gear is still going to be "good". We're the happiest we've been in a long time. We're hoping for a little girl (ah, dreaming like fools) but I'll love any baby I can cuddle up on my chest. smile.gif
Edited by WifeofAnt - 10/26/13 at 8:01pm
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Originally Posted by chuord View Post
I just have a feeling it could be happening for me this month... We will see

I LOVE that you have that outlook! Things really do seem to be lining up for you. I really hope you get your BFP this month. 

 

AFM I'm a little frustrated/discouraged. I decided to get an OPK, because I really wanted to figure out what the breakthrough bleeding/spotting was, and when I took it last night the test line was almost nonexistent, so very negative, I guess? And really I should be getting fairly close if not already there. But now I'm wondering if this will just be one of those throw away months where nothing works as it should? Or if I just need to wait an additional few weeks, acting as if this was the start of my cycle? I don't know.

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Thanks for sharing wifeofant smile.gif I'm sure you read all of our blurbs as we did them only a week ago - ish... Everyone on here seems to have had some issues, Hoping is the wife of a soldier too (Australia) and he's having to have tests done to make sure the equipment didn't affect his Sperm.... Wishing you a short and easy journey from here, maybe you don't need to worry about opk's I'm sure your cycle will regulate fairly soon. Basically this is a lovely place for support, we don't judge when we each have a manic or panic phase about ttc - just try and bring everyone back to a more zen and chilled place. We have soo much experience on here with so many ladies having babies like you... Also a few nurses always end up here smile.gif must be the right vibe lol.
Thanks mare! I was going to writers add about me being wrong lol, but I can't say it and mean it - so I left it off... Can't shake the feeling... Re you, breath and relax... You have so much going on in your life - what cd are you now and when do you normally o? There is a chance o is delayed through stress - Oxford you had that recently right? If this month is very important I would take an opk every other day - so o doesn't sneak up... Or you could just romance dh until the end if your cycle wink1.gif
Primal, Oxford, mamablue, hoping how is everyone? Anything exciting going on?
Mamacats - any chance you will be joining us soon?
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So, I'm returning home tomorrow from my conference. I basically had the miscarriage diagnosed, D&C the next day, then conferences/traveling for all the days since, which is why I wanted the D&C (couldn't cancel the trips and can't handle the idea of miscarry ing in a hotel somewhere). My bleeding was never much after it and now has stopped, and it has been the amt of time recommended by the OB for pelvic rest, so... Condom sex when I get home. My husband every once in a while gets me some unflattering and ill fitting "lingerie" that makes me less interested in sex, not more. Like, it has taken me all of my adult life to figure out what kind of bras fit, he thinks he is going to figure it out? It's always a disaster. So I bought myself a nice, mildly modest-almost, nightgown/ lingerie/ lacy thing for $50, online (I never spend that much on myself, esp for basically PJs!) will probably arrive at the house shortly after I do! It is knee length, so hides the French-fries-and-coke thighs I got from dealing with morning sickness in this short-lived pregnancy. Dammit, we are going to have fun with this! If I have to wait until HCG=zero before TTC, I'm at least going to look good doing it! And really, lingerie doesn't have to be very exciting for DH anyways, so long as it isn't sweatpants and it makes me enthusiastic, he's happy.

The urge to POAS is so compulsive... I am getting serum HCG drawn at my f/u appt on 11/7 but I want to know the minute it goes down! Physically the pregnancy sx disappeared like the afternoon of the D&C, in my mind there is no physical remainder of it at all, but I'm sure my hormones don't move so fast. Funny to want the BFN, and I know I will get very sad I see a BFP,because it will be all about what was lost. So, I will be actively sitting on my hands once I get into range of the 2 pregnancy tests I know are hiding in my drawer...
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Hi, I have few updates to share. Mainly, I am waiting on AF to show up. Pre-miscarriage, my luteal phase was always 11 days for the three months or so, in which I tracked it. Today was 11 DPO, and I was sure I'd get it but it looks like it will either happen overnight or tomorrow. Maybe those supplements I have been taking did lenghten my luteal phase a bit, and that can't be a bad thing, right?

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Well I'm over here on cycle day 36 no signs of nothing lol except boobs are a tad sore and I'm a grouch the last few days lol. My husband keeps saying ill start I said no I'm not not for another 9 mths lol. Haven't tested since last mon I believe and of course neg so just waiting if dont start by halloween ill test on halloween. And also I have Been smelling alot more like stronger and yesterday I got carsick with my mom but I think just too many curves lol idk I don't ever get carsick last time I got carsick was when I was preg with my son 3 yrs ago
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Scjp1109- I always found having a specific date to test always helped, esp one that coincided with a time I was likely to have alcohol. I remember in my pre-TTC, naively natural earthy days (now I'm practically earthy I guess)-- I always thought, why bother testing so early, I will act "as if" and not test until I've missed 2 periods and would this not get my hopes up in the high-risk-for-miscarriage days. HA! This last go round I found it hard to not buy maternity clothes before I had missed 2 periods! Ahh, how silly we all once were...
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Hi, guys. Sucking at personals this week with travel and homework. DH actually went out for me this week for tests, and unfortunately picked up the evil blue dye ones. So, I got this result, but I'm also cramping (AF was due today) and I think it's just a yucky evap/dye run. I expect AF to be with me in the morning. Another month, then!
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