Thanks for all the support ladies! We chose not to tell anyone about the pregnancy, so while I have DH to lean on during this time after our loss, it's nice to be able to share my experience here as well.
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~*~ The TTC ONE Thread ~*~ November 2013 - Page 9post #162 of 34811/13/13 at 8:27pm
jenn - I'm very sorry to read about your loss. That is quite a predicament you were in. I had similar circumstances at 8 weeks. Started bleeding and next day flew all the way across the country for a multi-day family reunion. Nobody knew except my husband. What a time that was - and plenty of "so when are you two going to start your family?" questions.post #163 of 34811/14/13 at 9:04am
Wow - it's like *crickets* around here. Guess that's a good thing as everyone is out not obsessing.
Today is 8dpo. My visit to the OB/GYN yesterday was interesting. I had been having lower abd cramping/discomfort, but it was more acute on the right side. It bothers me enough that I can only sleep on my back at night and have to pull my stretchy pants way down off my belly. Turns out my ovary is swollen. She suspected strong ovulation, which is sweet music to a 40yo (it never seems real when I say 40 and it applies to me... ugh). They took blood to test my estradiol/progesterone levels. She wants to do an ultrasound but said it's late in the cycle to see what's up, so she told me to set one up for next month on CD12 or 13. That way she can sneak a peak at how my developing follicles look as well as investigate if something is not quite right.
They called with blood results this morning and said that I am "ovulating very strongly" and my levels are:
Estriadol: 234 (ref range is 125-150)
my take on this is it likely means more than one egg was released, based on what she and I discussed about eggs producing estradiol (which is a threshold trigger that turns off your LH surge)
Progesterone: 10 (ref range is >5)
So that's it. My parts work and now I've just got to find some eggs that don't have funky chromosomes!post #164 of 34811/14/13 at 9:17am
SMDH, 11 dpo, BFN this am with FMU. with all my others I got very early BFP's, usually 8-9 dpo....Im pretty sure im out. I dont even feel like I have symptoms I can try and stalk. Im crampy, and twingy, to be honest I keep feeling like i am ovulating...but im not. But, that is not a normal preg symptom for me....Trying not to be grumpy about it. My DH wants me to pee on a stick every 4 hours, because he is just uber excited about this, I on the other hand am tired of the BFN's. I think I took a grumpy pill this AM instead of a prenat...post #165 of 34811/14/13 at 10:17aminnacircle; I'm still obsessing....I just have nothing to report. I'm about 3dpo and nothing. I do have a sore right boob, but that ones a mystery to me. I think I just strained muscles cleaning house. I'm overly angry like I was the month before last. I can pretty much find a reason to dislike anyone that crosses my path right now. I'm at lunch right now and while driving I literally road raged and said out loud "I hate people!!!" Ok, I've probably said way too much. Yes, I'm psychotic!!
nikwhit: that stinks. I hate seeing BFNs too. Ruins my entire day. It is still early tho (for the avg woman)...post #166 of 34811/14/13 at 12:55pm
Hello! I'd like to join in! I have an almost 19 month old daughter who nurses very regularly still but I've never missed a period post partum (Got my first one at 6 weeks pp). I had one miscarriage from an unplanned pregnancy at 9 weeks the day before my daughters birthday.
I just started charting this month when we decided to start TTC. We DTD on O day and a few days later found out that my husband isn't getting the job he was told he had. So I am waiting to know but if I'm not pregnant we will be waiting to be ready. Currently 7 dpo, CD 20
Today I've had MAJOR mood swings. DH woke up with a crick in his neck and has been an ass all morning and I broke down about how poor his attitude was and then after we got through that he started being nicer...I dropped two fresh hot sandwiches off the griddle (expensive too I might add, deli meat, rye bread, swiss cheese) straight into the trash can. I started bawling, collapsed on the floor break down. My lovely wonderful husband came in there gave me a hug, picked one sandwich out (fell on a cereal box) and said it was AMAZING haha I did have mood swings like that with my daughter but I feel it's way too early to have them if I were pregnant now.
I have one good pregnancy test and can't afford at the moment to get the good ones so I'm definitely making myself hold off testing until CD 23 or 24 (only have 26/27 day cycles) since if I use it too early I'll only be able to afford the dollar ones to test again after I miss my period.post #167 of 34811/14/13 at 12:56pmpost #168 of 34811/14/13 at 4:17pm
Hi! My name is Donyale and I just joined the forum a couple of days ago. If you don't mind I'd like to join this thread. A little background.... I am 31 and TTC #2. This is my third cycle and I'm currently in the dreaded 2ww. I got pregnant with my son right away...I had just gotten married and was pregnant one month later. Now I'm finding that things are a little different. So I've been stalking the net for the past several weeks trying to learn as much as I can.
This is my first full month charting an FF says I ovulated on 11/7, CD17 for me (and that's questionable). My chart isn't the prettiest and I'm already feeling that this cycle was a bust. At any rate, I look forward to chatting with you all and if you don't mind, please add me to the 2ww list! :)post #169 of 34811/14/13 at 5:04pmpost #170 of 34811/14/13 at 5:33pmQuote:
Thanks Rosie2727! Baby dust to you and everyone here. I'd be over the moon if I could make an exit in a weeks time. But I'll just have to wait and see. (Trying hard not to POAS like a maniac.... I'm going to wait until next week to test!)post #171 of 34811/14/13 at 6:27pmpost #172 of 34811/14/13 at 6:41pm
ugh.... I was wrong about not feeling pregnant. This morning after getting a BFN, I figured we probably hadnt caught it this month...since I didnt even feel any symptoms. Tonight I feel like my uterus is trying to escape, and fall out my bottom, my hips are so achy...and Im pretty good with pain, but this sucks!!! Yeah, better be pregnant for feeling like this,lol. 11 dpo, maybe Ill actually get to wake up to a nice BFP in the am?post #173 of 34811/14/13 at 6:51pmQuote:Originally Posted by nikwhit76
ugh.... I was wrong about not feeling pregnant. This morning after getting a BFN, I figured we probably hadnt caught it this month...since I didnt even feel any symptoms. Tonight I feel like my uterus is trying to escape, and fall out my bottom, my hips are so achy...and Im pretty good with pain, but this sucks!!! Yeah, better be pregnant for feeling like this,lol. 11 dpo, maybe Ill actually get to wake up to a nice BFP in the am?
Nikwhit76....fingers crossed for you!post #174 of 34811/14/13 at 6:54pm
Random thoughts for tonight...I never really noticed how many pre-menstral symptoms I had until I started charting and TTC #2. (Was I really out of tune with my body forthis long????) With so many symptoms that could go either way I've decided not to get myself all worked up with every little ache or pain. Last month I could have sworn I was pregnant but AF showed up just as usual. I wish this were easier...it's no wonder why many folks say its "easier" to get pregnant when you stop trying.post #175 of 34811/14/13 at 7:49pm
I actually hurt worse than I should for anything at this point, it kind of concerning me...all through my hips, my lower back and my abdomen, up through my right shoulder. Ug, I feel like I have the plague or something. I actually hope Im not coming down with the flu or something:( Im really sort of miserable at the moment:( Yo know how it feels when you have had multiple children, the first month of nursing in your uterus? I swear it feels like that:(post #176 of 34811/15/13 at 6:27am
Hubby and I have decided to TTC baby #3 and this happens to be my high fertility week... so I'm holding happy thoughts that we can be lucky and conceive on this first cycle. I know the likelihood is slim, but of course I'm hopeful. Set to O tomorrow or Sunday. Doing BD every morning and night to increase chances as much as possible.
Our kids are 8 (9 next month) and 4 (5 in January), so its been a while since I've been in the baby making game. Looking for a bit of advice on the best prenatal vitamins to take. Looking to start taking them right away. (nevermind - went to Wholefoods and bought New Chapter Prenatal - already started taking them!)
Look forward to getting to know you ladies better. :)
Edited by swilliams771 - 11/15/13 at 2:42pmpost #177 of 34811/15/13 at 7:10amThread Starter
Updated to here.
I don't know what's going on. I'm pretty much just waking up and going with whatever the day has for me. I only have one temperature this cycle from being away from home and only started checking CM yesterday (CD 9). I don't really want to try this month but its whatever. NTNP I guess. I wish someone would come to clean my house for me.post #178 of 34811/15/13 at 7:13amHi everyone. Officially two days late now.. Had very minor spotting yesterday in the morning and then nothing all day. Typically I go from spotting to heavy bleeding when AF starts. I have also had some cramping off and on. Trying not to get my hopes up at this point and trying to hold off on testing as well.post #179 of 34811/15/13 at 9:16amMove me from 2ww to WTF please. I never thought I'd have to go on that dreaded list. Still BFN and no AF at CD 42 and many uncomfortable symptoms. I am so bummed. Researching my issues points to a functional cyst this month. But who knows since I haven't gone in for a doctor visit. So a big fat WTF for me. Of all the months.
Eta: Rosie you asked me about BCP. No, I haven't taken anything like that for 13 years. The one cycle I did that in my whole life resulted in my surprise pregnancy and he's an awesome 12 y/o now.post #180 of 34811/15/13 at 9:45am
Hey everyone, my name is Sarah-Rebecca and I'm new here. 26 years old, recently married and fertility issues beyond belief. At least that's what my current OBGYN is trying to convince us of. Anyway, we are TTC and it is pretty mentally stressing on myself. Doctors told us to look into adoption or a surrogate, but the hubby says no (as do I) and he has taken what they've said as a challenge. Since my last ovulation cycle and him attempting to prove doctors wrong, I've been experiencing the "symptoms." Nausea feeling, exhaustion, not being able to have apples around me because they make me sick (I LOVE apples, btw), and my moods are apparently.... awful. I took a test and it was negative. Then the weekend before AF was due, I started having peach discharge and brown spotting with very MILD cramps. When I get AF, it always results in an ER visit. The cramps are horrifying. So what happened last weekend was definitely not it. I know my body and how my cycle functions very well. I don't want to take anymore tests till next month for the obvious reasons. I dread the negative, or my body was being 'off' this month. As for seeing the doctor anytime soon, there's a 5 week wait. I do NOT have the patience of a saint. Any advice?
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