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post #141 of 163

Congrats tomtemama! jumpers.gif

post #142 of 163

I am so confused this month. I swear I ovulated (pain, mucus, temperature jump), then had a lot of nausea at 9dpo, but my temps have been all over the place since 7dpo...that's five days under the coverline. And no sign of my period. I'm hoping this doesn't mean I'm still not ovulating.

post #143 of 163

Congrats tomtemama and RosieL!  I think I gave congrats to the other mamas in my last drive-by post.  I Lol'd at "morning porn" from tomtemama.  Pregnant sticks are so nice to look at any time of day.  "Pregnant once, pregnant twice, pregnant chicken soup with rice!".  That's a sendak shout-out for all you crazy mamas out there.

 

I am clearly in some kind of strange hormonal place.  I feel like bouncing off the walls.  I am cutting out coffee (again) and the lack of caffeine always makes me feel strange.

 

Anyhoo...I'm excited to see so many BFP's.

 

And here's another ((hug)) for Wengrin.  I think that it's sweet of your DH to even acknowledge that you are hormonal.  My husband just tries to pretend that I'm acting completely normal even when I'm not and its infuriating.  I have also considered using a sample in my quest for more children but he would probably figure out that's what I did since unprotected BD is a rarity in our house.  BD in general is a rarity so he'd definately be suspicious if I turned up pregnant in a month we only BD's once and that with a condom.

 

AFM - I got my second PPAF after a 42 day cycle so we'll see when and if I O this month.  I just hope that this cycle doesn't feature 2 weeks of spotting in the middle like last time.   

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So, I took a test knowing darn well it would be a bfn, and I could get along with waiting for af... what do you guys think? It's a cheap dollar store test, and I've got one more, so I'll test in the morning and if I still see what I think I see, I might go get a test from the drug store. I honestly don't believe it...
post #145 of 163

Looks Positive to me.
 

Congrats

post #146 of 163

Definitely positive! How exciting!

post #147 of 163
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So, I took a test knowing darn well it would be a bfn, and I could get along with waiting for af... what do you guys think? It's a cheap dollar store test, and I've got one more, so I'll test in the morning and if I still see what I think I see, I might go get a test from the drug store. I honestly don't believe it...

:bananas: !!!!!!!!!

 

We'll be in the same DDC again!!!!  Heheheee, I'm so excited for you. There's nothing ambiguous about that test. 

post #148 of 163

piratemere...yup that's a BFP! Congrats! Sticky baby dust to you!  dust.gif

post #149 of 163
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So, I took a test knowing darn well it would be a bfn, and I could get along with waiting for af... what do you guys think? It's a cheap dollar store test, and I've got one more, so I'll test in the morning and if I still see what I think I see, I might go get a test from the drug store. I honestly don't believe it...


I see it! I see it!!! Congratulations on your BFP!

 

AndtheStars ~ I didn't even notice that I had written "morning porn". LOL.

post #150 of 163
Well, I took another test this morning and the line is still there, but still very faint. I didn't get a picture right away (ds was screaming to be nursed and I didn't want him to wake up the other kids, since I got up early to test). It's darkened up a bit now. Is that normal?
post #151 of 163
Congrats Piratemere!!! That is awesome news! Happy for you!! Sticky baby dust your way!

AndtheStars: Thanks for the hug and support! That is too funny what you said about your hubby...isn't it infuriating when we know something is wrong but men act like everything is completely fine and we are imagining things. We really are different!!!!! They seem to carry on without processing things the way we do.

How funny if you were to successfully save "a batch" and turkey baster yourself and turn up prego. He would probably think it was the postman!! Too funny :-)

From what I hear the little spermies don't last very long anyway.....(sigh).

AFM- I am doing okay. I have been temping and waiting for signs of O. Hoping it doesn't happen until Fri night or Sat AM when hubby returns. I am going to pounce on him the minute he walks in the door. (Ha)
post #152 of 163
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Congratulations piratemere joy.gif  I agree - that test is totally positive.  Do you want me to move you yet or are you going to test again with a better test first?

 

AndTheStars - I'm going to join you in cutting out caffeine if you don't mind because...  I got my first PPAF today!  OMGoodness - never ever ever thought I'd be excited to say that in a million years ROTFLMAO.gifbut here I am, moving myself to waiting to ovulate.

I'm a bit miffed that I didn't catch the first PP egg - stupid wondfos telling me I'd not ovulated...  I'm considering buying an ovulation microscope instead.  Has anyone else ever used them?  Are they any good?  It just seems like a good option now as I expect my periods to be all over the place for several months at least.

 

EDIT: forgot to say - VITEX WOW!  I've been taking it for 3 weeks so after only a week or so of using it, I ovulated.  Might be a coincidence but I'm impressed.  I'm also taking a low dose so it's not affected my milk supply either (knock on wood)

post #153 of 163
I'm still kind of in denial, so keep me where I am until I take another test, please. I kind of feel like I can't possibly have been that easy. I've spent so long trying to just get my period back, I figured I'd take a while afterward to actually catch an egg.
post #154 of 163

Congratulations on your first PPAF TheCrunchyBrit thumb.gif. I'm loving your profile pic. too.
 

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Congratulations piratemere joy.gif  I agree - that test is totally positive.  Do you want me to move you yet or are you going to test again with a better test first?

 

AndTheStars - I'm going to join you in cutting out caffeine if you don't mind because...  I got my first PPAF today!  OMGoodness - never ever ever thought I'd be excited to say that in a million years ROTFLMAO.gifbut here I am, moving myself to waiting to ovulate.

I'm a bit miffed that I didn't catch the first PP egg - stupid wondfos telling me I'd not ovulated...  I'm considering buying an ovulation microscope instead.  Has anyone else ever used them?  Are they any good?  It just seems like a good option now as I expect my periods to be all over the place for several months at least.

 

EDIT: forgot to say - VITEX WOW!  I've been taking it for 3 weeks so after only a week or so of using it, I ovulated.  Might be a coincidence but I'm impressed.  I'm also taking a low dose so it's not affected my milk supply either (knock on wood)

Ooh! Exciting! Hooray!

post #156 of 163

Can i be moved to Waiting To O

 

 Pretty sure i got  AF :( and ended up with a 5 day LP 


Edited by SoCaliMommy - 8/29/13 at 8:29am
post #157 of 163

SoCaliMommy, I hope that LP gets longer for you!

 

TheCrunchyBrit-What IS an ovulation microscope?

 

Piratemere, that looks like a nice BFP from the one pic you shared! Congratulations!

post #158 of 163
Thread Starter 

List updated to here

 

Thanks for all the congrats ladies - I am very chuffed we can start trying properly now and very excited!

 

SoCaliMommy - sorry about the 5 day LP but at least your cycle's back.  It's all positive, we're getting there.


Texasfarmom - an ovulation microscope is a little microscope that you use to check your saliva.  Apparently when you're about to ovulate your saliva forms a fern like pattern - Lord only knows why... but they have mixed reviews.  Some people swear by them, others say they saw no 'ferning', so I'm in 2 minds really.  This is a link to one I found:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Babystart-BSF-FertilFocus-Ovulation-Microscope/dp/B001CQJPS4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1377892366&sr=8-1&keywords=ovulation+microscope

post #159 of 163
Congrats TheCrunchyBrit!!! I'm so excited for you!! That's great!! I wonder if it was the Vitex it just coincidence....either way it is happy news!

SoCaliMommy I hope this time your LP gets longer this time. Good luck!!

I was supposed to ovulate Friday (based on my usual cycle) but I just yesterday noticed the initial signs...so I think this time I am going to O late...however hubby is back from his business trip as of last night fortunately so we will be practicing over the weekend and fingers crossed!!

For what it's worth- I spoke with my lactation consultant last week...she calls to check on me occasionally. Anyway I told her I had an early miscarriage and asked if she thought my nursing was suppressing my hormones and caused the miscarriage. She said absolutely not there is no way...unfortunately I would have miscarried either way (which makes me feel better knowing it isn't something I could have prevented) and that when you are nursing a toddler your body is not relying on hormones as much anymore as it is just "supply and demand". I mentioned Prolactin and she said no...that is only in the beginning when you are nursing an infant. She said the medical community (mostly) is ignorant about nursing, especially extended bf, so she said the only time it is necessary to wean in order to get pregnant is if your uterus is very sensitive to the oxytocin that is released when you nurse. (Which she said is of course also released when you BD and have the BIG O) so if your doctor clears you for sex while preggers then you are fine to bf. I found that interesting and encouraging.

I don't feel like my 2 year old is completely ready to give up bf yet, at nap time and bed time. He uses it for comfort. So I hate to take it from him before he is ready. Now- I don't plan to pop in at kindergarten for a nursing (ha) I definitely see him finished over this next year but I would like to slowly ease him into it.

Anyway just wanted to share that- and Happy Baby Dust to all this weekend!! Have fun practicing BD :-)
post #160 of 163
Sorry - I am waiting to O
For list update purposes :-)
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