thanks nikwhit. You put a tiny amount of baking soda (via your finger) in the vagina. http://genderselectionhq.wordpress.com/2012/04/26/baking-soda-and-conceiving-a-boy/
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~*~ The TTC ONE Thread ~*~ November 2013 - Page 8post #142 of 34811/12/13 at 10:12am
Good morning, ladies!
After the chemical and another month of TTC and no luck, my SO pulled the plug on TTC :/ This last cycle we used the pull out method. I was so upset after each time! I did all this research on the pull out method and turns out it's super effective when done right (expelling all sperm and washing before the next time we have sex). So, I didn't log any of my BD on my chart because I thought, whatever, there is no chance. Now he's all in this, if it happens it happens mode. Well, it's NOT going to happen with you pulling out!
That being said, I had an estrogen surge at 4DPO and a dip, and then yesterday at 6DPO I had yet another dip and now my temps are on the rise again. So my head is spinning and I'm allowing myself to get ALL CRAZY about the possibility of it...which, realistically it's like, GET REAL, GIRL! I cramped ALL DAY LONG yesterday. I'm 7DPO today. We did BD on CD11 and CD 12 and I O'd on CD13. But again: he pulled out. I'm so lame :(
Anyway, here's my chart:post #143 of 34811/12/13 at 10:24ampost #144 of 34811/12/13 at 10:26ampost #145 of 34811/12/13 at 10:26ampost #146 of 34811/12/13 at 10:38ampost #147 of 34811/12/13 at 1:19pmThread Starter
Sorry, been slightly swamped. Work on Saturday, work on Sunday, drive out to my mom's Sunday night and then I have no computer unless I used theirs (which I can only really do when they aren't home). I've Updated To Here, hopefully got everyone in the right spot.
AFM - I don't know what we're doing. My parents are trying to convince us to move out here but it would mean putting off TTC (you know, if I start ovulating) and finding a job an hour and a half away from DH. The pros are that we'd have "our own place" (its a newer trailer but its not an apartment and we have the option of buying it) and we'd have more space than we currently have. The cons would be spending so much time away from DH, delaying TTC, and having more bills to pay (we currently don't pay water or heating). Hopefully we won't have to delay too long, just long enough for us to get settled in. I'm not so excited that I can't wait but it isn't going to be pleasant if I start ovulating again in the near future. At least if I *can't* get pregnant I won't feel so bad about not trying, yk?post #148 of 34811/12/13 at 1:43pm
phunky - in a perfect world there's that 4% failure to prevent pregnancy. However, the withdrawal method's normal rate of failure is 15-28% so that puts you right back in the running with the rest of us! I think I would've knocked something over my SO's head if he made a "if it happens, it happens" comment after pulling out all month. WHAT???
rosie - I meant to ask you if you were doing OPKs once or twice per day. When was the last one you took before your pos at 10am Sunday?
sarahviolet - I would be beside myself with impatience by now. The not knowing is the worst! Keep us posted.
nikwhit - still a bit on the early side for you, but when are you planning to test again?
clarwyn - I think fertility friend might have a tutorial on charting. I use ovagraph and it calculates my coverline (not sure what that is) and O-date (plus possible secondary O-date) for me. All I do is put in the numbers as this is my first month temping too. The big pic is having a trend of lower temps before O, then higher temps afterwards (due to progesterone). On O-day there is a big temp drop and the next day is a big temp spike.
AFM: Please move me to waiting to know (TWW). Today is 6dpo (or maybe 5, but I'm calling it 6 bc my 5 methods of monitoring don't all agree). I have had ridiculous cramping the last couple of nights - can't sleep on my stomach cuz my lower abdomen hurts. I'm wearing loose athletic pants hung low (think gangster) to keep the pressure off my belly. Last night I also had a definite increase in cardiac output (my BP was up as well as my HR). Even resting in bed my pulse was up in the low 90's, when it's usually low 70's. I could feel my heart beating in my chest and the tips of my fingers were pulsing. It was still that way this morning for a while but has receded. Most of my cramping has been on the right - so already (thx kateaton) I'm picturing a 1st ultrasound and asking my OB/GYN which side of the uterus the placenta is attached to???! GEEZ... totally mental.
Tomorrow is my appt with my OB/GYN to discuss 6 mos no dice (except the mc on cycle #1). She said all my labs before were perfect, so not sure what to expect. Maybe I've just got a bunch of chromosomally challenged eggs in there. Truthfully I'm not looking for miracles, but I would like to know that I'm playing on a level playing field (everything is in proper working order). Maybe she'll give me some clomid so I can bust out some twins and get this over with in one shot! As if.post #149 of 34811/12/13 at 1:50pmpost #150 of 34811/12/13 at 5:44pminnacircle: I use OPK's twice a day. Both Fri and Sat were so close to being + that I almost recorded them that way. But I knew it would have been a lie. Sundays was clearly +. I don't normally continue to take them once I get my +, so I don't relate to those that get several days of +. But I did take another one Monday am and it was + too. Either way....we never DTD again. I know when I tried with my first child, my fertility specialist at the time told me that once you get that +, it could be too late. So even tho I got the + on sun, trying to convince myself it was too late, thus putting myself having done the deed closer to O. Ha! Totally lying to myself. Oh well. What's done is done and I've moved on. But I will say when we DTD on Thur, it was almost midnight! Reminding myself it's not the end of the world. It's not like this was last chance to TTC. I'll just keep moving. It will happen eventually!post #151 of 34811/12/13 at 6:10pmpost #152 of 34811/12/13 at 7:21pmsaharaviolet: you said this is first month TTC? Were you on birth control? Sometimes getting off bc can cause cycles to get weird. A friend of mine at work recently got off bc and her cycles have been 45-50. Grrr!
Alivewithyou: thinking about you! Guess you're still testing before your appt tomorrow? Good luck!
phunkymama: oh my! Those shenanigans would frustrate me to no end! It would have taken all I had to not attempt to scoop up and insert whatever I could! Which would have been an interesting sight! Lol! If it bothers you that much, you should talk to DH about it.post #153 of 34811/12/13 at 7:24pmpost #154 of 34811/12/13 at 8:00pmpost #155 of 34811/12/13 at 9:17pmQuote:. I agree!! Men are real pusses lol. My is awful when he is sick he goes to the doctor spends money we don't have on medicines and stuff and never uses them lol and me when I'm sick I just let it take its course I have not been to a doctor for being sick in 4 yrs lolOriginally Posted by rosie2727
My DH is sick now and driving me crazy! He acts like he has the plague and is dying. Am I horrible for wanting to strip him of his man card right now? Men can be such pusses when it comes to being sick. I know I'm horrible to say such things, but I needed to get that off my chest.post #156 of 34811/12/13 at 10:07pm
I was a September graduate, but I miscarried on Sunday at 9w5d. Could I please be moved to waiting to O. I'm still working through everything that is happening with this loss, but we really want to start trying again as soon as possible, so I thought that it would be good for me to jump right back in here. Also, my DD turned 3 today, so the last few days have really been a mix of loss and blessings, grief and gratitude. My mom (who I don't have a very good relationship with) has been staying with us for DD's birthday. She got here last Friday and will be here until at least Saturday. She didn't even know that I was pregnant and now I've had to hide everything that's been going on, all while she's staying at our house. Ah, I'll be glad when she goes home and I'll have the space to process this all properly.
I'm curious if anyone here has tried to get pregnant again right after a loss? How did you figure out ovulation in that first cycle? I don't temp (it's just not for me), but I do track CM and use OPK, although I'm thinking that OPK's may be a bit tricky with hormone levels still in fluctuation.
I can't say that I'm glad to be back here, but I am very grateful for all of you and this space to share this journey. So, here's to BFP's for all of us!!!post #157 of 34811/13/13 at 5:35amjenmk13: I'm so sorry to hear this. It's so awful. You TTC and stress about it. Then you get that BFP and stress about it sticking. At some point you start to feel good about things and assume you'll have a healthy term pregnancy. But wham! It can happen at any time. I truly think the further along you are, the harder it is. I'm so sorry you had this happen to you. I have a good friend that had her first loss at 8 weeks and one at 12. But then went on to have two healthy pregnancies. I hope your next one will be healthy. I don't really have any answers to your questions tho. All my losses have been super early. And my cycles returned to normal right away. I hope yours do too. ((HUGS))post #158 of 34811/13/13 at 5:57amI am so sorry Jen I have not tried again after my miscarriages but they were both early losses and they both messed up my cycle for a few months first. I hope this doesn't happen to you. I know what it's like trying to hide the MC and grief, I hope you get the chance to process sooner than later.post #159 of 34811/13/13 at 7:32am
New around here! Sprinkling loads of babydust to us all!
First cycle temping/OPK. Just got married in September and this will be our first baby! I'm 29 and H is 33.
7 DPO today. O confirmed by FF and by OPK. Symptom spotting like a crazy person. Sore BB's but nothing too major. Have gone to bed an hour earlier each night...had a REAL weird taste in my mouth yesterday and today. No spotting or anything yet. Temp dropped .26 this morning. We shall see!
Here is my current chart!post #160 of 34811/13/13 at 11:10amjen, so sorry (((
rosie, men are such babies!! I was sick on Saturday and asked DH to make me some soup, he instead managed to convince me that he was even sicker and I made HIM soup... a couple hours later he goes off with the boys!! I was so mad! he goes "well I WAS sick, but now I feel better!" suuuuure.
I am temping right along and I'm so proud of myself LOL. CD6. thinking I'm going to try the LE diet this month, hey I can do anything for ten days or so, right? lol. we really want a girl, tho I'm at the point where I don't really care anymore and just want to get preggo.
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