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post #41 of 348
So i am roughly 6DPO I think but don't know for sure. Had some weird twinges in the last couple of days but nothing too drastic yet. I have my yearly physical sometime within the next week so maybe I will just wait to take a test then..
post #42 of 348
Hi everyone! I have been following this for a couple day and wanted to ask your opinion.
My husband and I have been TTC, this is our first month. My cycle started oct.5 and we tried every other day from 10-22. I bought an OPK and I got a + on the 20th. Had bad cramps 21-22nd. Had sore bbs, very tired, the usual pregnancy symptoms everyone post. I am currently on CD 31 which makes me 2 days late. 4 days ago I had the slightest brown cm for just one day. No cramps, still don't feel like af is coming. Took a htp yesterday morning and this morning both bfn but should be 15 dpo.Last night I started getting this weird spasm/twinge by my belly button( maybe unrelated?) off and on. Reminds me of when I was pg with my only child and I first started feeling him kick. (Weird I know). Am I testing to early or am I out for this one? This waiting is killing me! thanks!
Edited by Becka32 - 11/4/13 at 9:49am
post #43 of 348
edub and delighted: I feel ya...I'm straight up evil! Last cycle when I had chemical, I did notice I was abnormally calm tho. And my CM remained slippery instead of turning thick and pasty....

becka: I would think it would show by now, but that's not the case for everyone. Also, if you got +OPK on the 20th (calendar date I assume), then you probably O'd on the 21st or 22nd, which means you are only 13-14 DPO. I think on avg, most ppl get their BFP at something like 13.6 DPO. Hope this helps! Test again in am and let us know!
post #44 of 348
Thank you Rosie! TTC is way more stressful than it just happening like with are son. And this is only the first month!Trying to stay hopeful though. GL to everyone in the 2ww right now. I will keep ya updated!
post #45 of 348

OK gals, looking for opinions.

This month I am an exceptionally over-monitored individual using CBFM, Ovacue, OPKs, temps and CM.  Today is the first point where I start wondering which information is actually the truth!

 

It's CD 12 and I normally have a 24-25 day cycle so the old rule of thumb about ovulating 12-16 days before AF would put me ovulating today or tomorrow at the latest.  However, past cycles monitoring with CBFM had my LH surge (which that machine uses to predict ovulation) at CD 14-15 and this made me think maybe I had a short LP.

 

Here are my monitoring results as of this afternoon.

CBFM:

2 bars with FMU.  This indicates high fertility and is a result of the machine picking up the rising estrogen levels from my maturing follicles.  This is my 3rd day of "high fertility" - 3 other cycles I got only 2 days of high and then went on to peak (LH surge detected, ovulation imminent).  Last cycle was the only wonky one where I got 5 days of high, followed by peak, and that's when I was on Femaprin (has vitex and b6).

 

Ovacue:

this montior reads electrolytes both orally and vaginally to track hormones in the body.  Following the standard pattern, and after inputting my readings mid-day today, it labeled today as O day.  Up through yesterday there was no prediction for this at all, and my high fertlity day had been predicted to be Wednesday!  What the heck??  Is this really the case?  Am I ovulating earlier than I thought? 

 

OPK: 

nothing, all negative checking twice per day.

 

CM:  had scant EWCM the Saturday and Sunday mornings, none today.

 

Temps:

I suck at temps.  I'm always hot in bed and never have a normal sleep schedule.  Regardless, I'm giving this a try and I did have a temp spike today of 0.5 degrees F. 

 

I've never been one to pick up on O-pains but Saturday and Sunday I had weird crampy twinges in my pelvic area. 

 

Putting all this info together - it looks as if there is potential for the Ovacue to be right.  What do you guys think?  Anything in here that seems like it doesn't add up?  Any input would be hugely appreciated!

post #46 of 348
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Originally Posted by innacircle View Post

OK gals, looking for opinions.
This month I am an exceptionally over-monitored individual using CBFM, Ovacue, OPKs, temps and CM.  Today is the first point where I start wondering which information is actually the truth!

It's CD 12 and I normally have a 24-25 day cycle so the old rule of thumb about ovulating 12-16 days before AF would put me ovulating today or tomorrow at the latest.  However, past cycles monitoring with CBFM had my LH surge (which that machine uses to predict ovulation) at CD 14-15 and this made me think maybe I had a short LP.

Here are my monitoring results as of this afternoon.
CBFM:
2 bars with FMU.  This indicates high fertility and is a result of the machine picking up the rising estrogen levels from my maturing follicles.  This is my 3rd day of "high fertility" - 3 other cycles I got only 2 days of high and then went on to peak (LH surge detected, ovulation imminent).  Last cycle was the only wonky one where I got 5 days of high, followed by peak, and that's when I was on Femaprin (has vitex and b6).

Ovacue:
this montior reads electrolytes both orally and vaginally to track hormones in the body.  Following the standard pattern, and after inputting my readings mid-day today, it labeled today as O day.  Up through yesterday there was no prediction for this at all, and my high fertlity day had been predicted to be Wednesday!  What the heck??  Is this really the case?  Am I ovulating earlier than I thought? 

OPK: 
nothing, all negative checking twice per day.

CM:  had scant EWCM the Saturday and Sunday mornings, none today.

Temps:
I suck at temps.  I'm always hot in bed and never have a normal sleep schedule.  Regardless, I'm giving this a try and I did have a temp spike today of 0.5 degrees F. 

I've never been one to pick up on O-pains but Saturday and Sunday I had weird crampy twinges in my pelvic area. 

Putting all this info together - it looks as if there is potential for the Ovacue to be right.  What do you guys think?  Anything in here that seems like it doesn't add up?  Any input would be hugely appreciated!
That is a lot of info! Idk what to tell ya. But I will say, that BASICALLY speaking, "they" say that CM is the best predictor. And that fertile CM comes BEFORE ovulation to allow the sperm a hospitable environment to live in for a few days prior to O. And I know with my first child I thought I had it all figured out. But after months and months, a fertility dr took one look at my chart and said the ship was sailing wo me. So we moved our efforts up a few days and got pregnant within a month or two. And last cycle, I remembered this and did the same thing and had a chemical-which is technically pregnant. Hope this helps. I say based on the CM you had over wkend, that was your fertile time....but that doesn't mean you O'd then...it means it was time to get the sperm in there so they could be waiting. Just my theory tho!
post #47 of 348

Just chiming in to say still here at the end of 2WW from late October. I had a test in the cupboard from a month AF was late but wasn't TTC. So I took that test way too soon this cycle, probably about 7dpo.  I probably could test for real now, but I think I'm the opposite of POAS addicted and I'm POAS averse. That negative that I knew would be on that overly early test still stung even though I knew it would be there. Now its like I don't want to see that again because I know what it feels like but it would be nice to know now... so conflicted. (Or maybe I'm just too cheap to buy a test. I do wear holey socks sometimes and always take home my left overs. hah)!  

 

But really, I just want to see if AF comes in the next day or two. My average cycle is 31 days (today is CD31 and no AF or typical AF symptoms) but range sometimes between 29 and 34. If it doesn't start when I wake tomorrow.. its going to take everything I've got not to go buy a test. I am hyper sensitive to every twinge in my body as I'm sure you all can relate to right now, my FF chart looks like a colorful stained glass church window down in the specifics area.

 

(Clearly those threads here for Saner TTC and Zen 2WW are not for me, I am keeping myself from visiting the chill mama threads so my neurosis doesn't kill the buzz there.) 

post #48 of 348

Two things and then I'm going to call it a night:

 

1. Am I the only on person crazy about peeing on a stick every single day? I find myself peeing on a stick almost every single day for an entire month. It's getting a little ridiculous but considering the fact that I have no idea when I ovulate, I almost have to. Sigh.  Why can't I just be pregnant already? And can someone PLEASE tell me there is a certain technique to this that I am missing? I've had to start peeing into a cup and putting that stick in that is since my aim is so freaking dreadful. (sorry for the tmi

 

2. If I hear about another friend or celebrity that is pregnant and it's not me, I'm going to scream! I'm happy for those are preggo but c'mon it's a little disheartening to those who are actively and tediously trying with no results. I'm almost nervous that something is wrong with me. I just don't get it. I don't want to subject my husband to DTD every other night for the next month. I'm pretty sure he's exhausted too but he wants this baby sooooooo bad so we are sticking it out.

 

 

Ok, vent over...

post #49 of 348
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Originally Posted by saharaviolet View Post

Just chiming in to say still here at the end of 2WW from late October. I had a test in the cupboard from a month AF was late but wasn't TTC. So I took that test way too soon this cycle, probably about 7dpo.  I probably could test for real now, but I think I'm the opposite of POAS addicted and I'm POAS averse. That negative that I knew would be on that overly early test still stung even though I knew it would be there. Now its like I don't want to see that again because I know what it feels like but it would be nice to know now... so conflicted. (Or maybe I'm just too cheap to buy a test. I do wear holey socks sometimes and always take home my left overs. hah)!  


But really, I just want to see if AF comes in the next day or two. My average cycle is 31 days (today is CD31 and no AF or typical AF symptoms) but range sometimes between 29 and 34. If it doesn't start when I wake tomorrow.. its going to take everything I've got not to go buy a test. I am hyper sensitive to every twinge in my body as I'm sure you all can relate to right now, my FF chart looks like a colorful stained glass church window down in the specifics area.


(Clearly those threads here for Saner TTC and Zen 2WW are not for me, I am keeping myself from visiting the chill mama threads so my neurosis doesn't kill the buzz there.) 

I hear ya. Sitting at CD31, 10 ish days DPO? 10 days of high temps. Don't want to see that negative! Just want AF to hurry up or better yet be a week from now with no AF and still high temps! Probably will break down and test Weds or Thurs. Or maybe I will fight the urge. Or maybe ... bah!
post #50 of 348
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Two things and then I'm going to call it a night:

1. Am I the only on person crazy about peeing on a stick every single day? I find myself peeing on a stick almost every single day for an entire month. It's getting a little ridiculous but considering the fact that I have no idea when I ovulate, I almost have to. Sigh.  Why can't I just be pregnant already? And can someone PLEASE tell me there is a certain technique to this that I am missing? I've had to start peeing into a cup and putting that stick in that is since my aim is so freaking dreadful. (sorry for the tmi

2. If I hear about another friend or celebrity that is pregnant and it's not me, I'm going to scream! I'm happy for those are preggo but c'mon it's a little disheartening to those who are actively and tediously trying with no results. I'm almost nervous that something is wrong with me. I just don't get it. I don't want to subject my husband to DTD every other night for the next month. I'm pretty sure he's exhausted too but he wants this baby sooooooo bad so we are sticking it out.


Ok, vent over...

Yea, had to delete my Facebook page for a while. Couldn't stand to see/hear about another pregnancy especially after my m/c. That was late Aug and still haven't been back on. Don't really miss it!
post #51 of 348
Monday has sucked big time.

I should have gone back to he'd and stayed there all day.

Found out one of my best friends is pregnant. She texted me the heartbeat wink1.gif I'm super excited for her. Super super bummed for me and a bit sad she didn't tell me sooner... She'll he 13 weeks on Friday. But I am still so excited for her.

DH is ignoring me right now and I know he knows I'm sad about it... Gah!

Been really looking into adoption lately too but it's a 2 year process where we are and that's for a domestic ministry adoption...
post #52 of 348
Over here cycle day 45 no signs of af coming at all my boobs are a little sore and been really tired lately been falling asleep on couch every night after we lay down ds and hubby has
To wake me up to go to bed. But just waiting havent test since fri wanting to hold out maybe to test again lol should I? Lol
post #53 of 348

Hey everyone, 

 

Just catching up a little with everyone's posts.

 

As many have stated, I cannot believe its November already and that 2013 is almost done. 

 

Nothing really new to post --AF did arrive on Saturday tho. We have our appts. scheduled for the 18th to go over my blood-work from last month and to get our referral in to the fertility clinic.

 

We want to get this started as we really don't know what to expect given our special circumstances. I have been trying to keep myself busy and not over think things but easier said than done. Been really upset lately (overly emotional) and kinda depressed. I am finding it difficult to keep seeing everyone so happy getting pregnant or having their babies and it breaks my heart constantly. 

post #54 of 348
2ww is over for me AF came this morning greensad.gif usually I have really bad cramping the first two days. This time no cramping yet so I'm thankful for that. I am excited to start all over again but wishing for something so bad an not getting it is hard (especially when it's so natural). In this world instant gratification has turn this game not so fun. No one like the waiting game but we all want it right now! It's aggravating, depressing at times, and stressful. I believe from here on out I will put this anxiety into gods hands. He now has control and his will be done! Looking forward to lots of "stretching" with my hubs smile.gif. Baby dust to everyone else!
post #55 of 348

Thats weird for me.... I never have EWCM, ever.... however Im extremely fertile, 6 kids and 2 second tri miscarriages... My CM stays creamy but closer to O, gets more clear, not sticky, but almost like it has wet paper flakes in it, kwim? Ive always wondered about the EWCM, because I have never experienced it. I check my CM internally, so not just looking to see whats on my panties, so I know im not missing it, I think?

 

 

Edited because I apparently cannot spell "so"

post #56 of 348

Actually, i wonder if it has something to do with my only having 1 functioning ovary? I had an abcess the size of a grapefruit in my left ovary when I was 19, and it left it damaged, they usually cannot even find it. Would that have something to do with my CM?

post #57 of 348
Everyone here gives me hope. I keep trying to fit in with what is normal but it seems like everyone is unique but doesn't necessarily affect your outcome. I've somewhat seen ewcm but not consistently.
post #58 of 348
Bummer town. 11DPO. Brownish spotting and a temp drop (although not yet below cover line). I assume AF will be here tonight or tomorrow. Going to work on losing 6-8lbs this month. Feeling icky and out of shape. Candy/food season is here. I need to set goals for self improvement and boundaries around food.

UPDATE: Waiting to O
Edited by edubluv - 11/5/13 at 5:24pm
post #59 of 348
Okay well af decided to find me anyway this month lol. After 45 days of MIA she found me with a revenge. Sooo painful but I think te longer she is away the more I'm in pain lol. Not heavy yet but lot of Just pain, hubby wants me to just relax and not have it on my mind like I been doing an stressing bout it. So hopefully my new job will help me keep my mind off of it. Pray for that please I just don't know how to not think about it. Advice please and thanks goodluck to everyone
post #60 of 348
delighted: is DH still ignoring you? Hate when things like this happen! Oh well, marriage isn't perfect. How we doing on mood?

scjp and becka: sorry AF found y'all. What a bummer. So tired of everyone's disappointment.

nikwhit: idk about ovaries effect on CM - but it doesn't sound like you have any worries! Miss fertile myrtle!

edubluv: did AF officially show yet? Maybe that brownish CM was implantation related?

AFM: just waiting to O. Need to start my OPK's. Today is CD 11 and I'm overly irritable! Almost like PMS. Thank goodness I don't deal with ppl at work. I can sit in my office and focus in quiet. DH has been informed that my window is approaching and that he better be ready! I'm hoping that the chemical last month will make me extra fertile this month!
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