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post #361 of 647
@kateaton based off the patterns and family history. My sister is only 3 years older and starting menopause. Mom started in her mid thirties. Grams we will never know for sure. He said if it's not that and the pap and blood tests show nothing, that it could actually be a cyst on my ovaries causing them to miscommunicate and screw up when the seed is trying to make it's way in.

What I positively know right now is I am ovulating today, we did the deed and my obgyn said it's officially a 'tww' for me. So I'm just praying that the graces of God kick in.
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UPCOMING TEST DATES

19th  – rosie (12dpo)

        – sarahviolet (CD31)

21st  – alivewithyou (AF due date)

23rd  – nattyb (16dpo)

24th  – delighted (CD 30)  - maybe, maybe, maybe early???  Gettin' twitchy with those FRERs?

25th  – dancingmama (2 days past AF due)

 

TEST RESULTS

5th    – becka (13dpo)  BFN :( 

        – badwolf  AF :(

7th    – edubluv   AF :(

        – mygreenestgrass   AF :(

8th    – nikwhit  AF :(

9th    – innacircle (8dpo) faint BFP!   Then tested on 11th (10dpo)  BFP 1-2 wks on digi!  :bgbounce

13th  – scjp (CD 41) BFN :(

15th  – jenjy (8dpo)  BFN

           – tifga   AF  :(

        – alittlemischief  (11dpo)  BFN  :(

16th  – jenjy (9dpo) BFN so far but still testing daily...

       – motivatedmama (CD 20 / 6ish dpo)  BFP on FRER!  At night!  Huge congrats - well done.  :clap

post #363 of 647
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Originally Posted by badwolf092087 View Post

@kateaton based off the patterns and family history. My sister is only 3 years older and starting menopause. Mom started in her mid thirties. Grams we will never know for sure. He said if it's not that and the pap and blood tests show nothing, that it could actually be a cyst on my ovaries causing them to miscommunicate and screw up when the seed is trying to make it's way in.

What I positively know right now is I am ovulating today, we did the deed and my obgyn said it's officially a 'tww' for me. So I'm just praying that the graces of God kick in.

Wow, that stinks.  But FX for you this month!

post #364 of 647
innacircle Maine Medical Center in Portland is not a bad place to be close to for pregnancy concerns. They have a good NICU. They also have a great children's hospital. My third child had heart surgery there and they had the resources to get it done within hours of her diagnosis. She was FTT and they couldn't figure out what was wrong until she was 9 months old and admitted to the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital. She was a coA baby (coarctation of the aorta). People around here are not really into the Joneses and all that (some are), but there is a cool hipster standard in the Portland area. hippie.gif I live in central Maine and grew up here. 45 minutes from the Portland jetport. smile.gif Maine is the next best thing to Vermont and San Francisco when it comes to the style of parenting familiar to mothering, and in some ways better since we have the longest coastline of the continental United States. -10 degrees today cold.gif is not so cool, though next week we're expecting rain. ROTFLMAO.gif

I'm especially lucky to have found a great group of moms IRL in my area. We even have a book club. read.gif which is perfect because I am a total geek. trekkie.gif They are all older than me. I'm only 30, but considering I'm expecting my 5th child, and I have a masters degree in public heath, I think I'm much more mature than most other people my own age, at least in Maine. wink1.gif

Took the other FRER this morning. Looks the same. thumb.gif

AppleMark
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@motivatedmama - Congrats, looks like a BFP to me!  Brave lady to go for #5, but I think it's SO wonderful and have several friends with amazing families-of-7!  Good luck

 

@nikwhit - your TMI made me literally LOL bc I also often have that problem and I guess I just thought everyone had it too!

 

@delighted - I know I'm in the minority here, but I say hold off if you can!  Either way, hoping for good news for you this month!!

 

@badwolf - glad you like the new OBGYN, but sorry to hear his thoughts re perimenopause.  Hopefully the tests will bring helpful answers

 

@jenjny - sorry it's BFN so far, but fingers crossed that it's just too early & you'll get better news in the days to come

 

@livesay - at 14 est dpo it is possible that hpt would still be BFN and blood test could be BFP, but it's also possible that it is just taking your body a little while to respond to the new meds and it may need another month to "do it's thing"... and as innacircle said, even if it did respond with O, it's still not 100% guaranteed that you would get BFP because of all the myriad other factors involved.  Try to stay relaxed as best you can and trust that this will work out now that you are on the right track with the dr & meds.  Good luck!

 

@crunchymonkey- sounds like the stars are aligning to make your life ready, maybe this will be the month for you guys... welcome back!

 

AFM - I'm feeling potentially SUPER bummed, and I need a little advice from those of you with medical knowledge.  DH and I decided this month we would DTD every day that could possibly even be in the fertile window plus a day or so on either side.  A little ambitious, but so far so good... UNTIL DH was just prescribed oral steroids, and I am not sure if we are "allowed" to keep TTC while he is on these meds.  He will continue the meds at least through the rest of my fertile window, which would mean if we couldn't continue TTC, we would probably be out for the month and have to wait until Jan :(  So the questions is, is there any reason to stop TTC?  Or is it ok to continue?  I have read contradictory advice online and am waiting to hear back from his dr/my midwife.  Any thoughts from you ladies would be super helpful?

post #366 of 647
Quick update... I didn't test. I thought about it at 6 and when I got up at 7 totally forgot. It's better this way lol

Going to buy some $store tests if they have them... But it's surprising how strong I'm being knowing there's tests in the house. I have all these "perfect conincidences" down to my doctor leaving (on mat leave) and the interesting information I found out from one of DH's coworkers wives about the doctor replacing her. I love my doctor but this could be a *better* thing. Not going to jinx myself though... I guess I just want to hold onto the possibility a little longer.
post #367 of 647

Just waiting on my CH's from FF:) My cervix is still low, soft, and open, which it was NOT the day I got pos OPK's, so gonna BD today to make sure:) Still neg OPKS today tho, like not even a soft line at all....ALSO.....can my testing date be set as the 22nd please INNACIRCLE? Thank you:)

 

DELIGHTED: You are a stronger woman than me!!! Id be peeing on that stick, I cant help myself. I also yell it from the roof tops when I get a pos, I cant hide it,lol. 

 

My chart, because its my newest obsession:)

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post #368 of 647
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Originally Posted by badwolf092087 View Post

What I positively know right now is I am ovulating today, we did the deed and my obgyn said it's officially a 'tww' for me. So I'm just praying that the graces of God kick in.

badwolf - that's a good outlook... working with what you've got RIGHT NOW.  It must be a relief to have gotten a good workup from a doc and have your gameplan out in the open with a doc who understands and is ready to help.  Good luck!

 

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Originally Posted by Motivated Mama View Post

innacircle Maine Medical Center in Portland is not a bad place to be close to for pregnancy concerns. They have a good NICU. They also have a great children's hospital. My third child had heart surgery there and they had the resources to get it done within hours of her diagnosis. She was FTT and they couldn't figure out what was wrong until she was 9 months old and admitted to the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital. She was a coA baby (coarctation of the aorta). People around here are not really into the Joneses and all that (some are), but there is a cool hipster standard in the Portland area. hippie.gif I live in central Maine and grew up here. 45 minutes from the Portland jetport. smile.gif Maine is the next best thing to Vermont and San Francisco when it comes to the style of parenting familiar to mothering, and in some ways better since we have the longest coastline of the continental United States. -10 degrees today cold.gif is not so cool, though next week we're expecting rain. ROTFLMAO.gif

I'm especially lucky to have found a great group of moms IRL in my area. We even have a book club. read.gif which is perfect because I am a total geek. trekkie.gif They are all older than me. I'm only 30, but considering I'm expecting my 5th child, and I have a masters degree in public heath, I think I'm much more mature than most other people my own age, at least in Maine. wink1.gif

Took the other FRER this morning. Looks the same. thumb.gif

AppleMark

Motivated - 1st let me say LOVING that beautiful pink BFP.  Wow!  You must be thrilled... like I said, "no sweat" (which btw is so cool). :bouncy

We'd be looking for the woods/coast in Maine out of the city.  We like it small-town style with a sense of community, with privacy.  We spent some time up there this summer.  DH has clients in Portland and others in St. John NB so we drove the whole coast between. We've traveled a lot and I've been to all 50 states (my dad was a pilot, so for vacation were big road trippers to change it up a bit) and with all that I've seen I fell in love with Maine immediately.  I could tell it's not a Joneses kinda place!  The sheer volume of properties for sale is telling of the job situation up there though.  There is just so much for sale!  I don't mind cold either, so long as I've got a huge fire burning.  My brother lives way up in Northern Michigan and I've spent a bit of time there in the winters.  Def bundle up, but it's amazing what a diff the right clothes can make. 

Sounds nice with your group of gals in the book club.  trekkie.gif - ha I totally get ya!  And a masters in public health, OMG I have to commend you for that one.  Thx for the tip on the hospital there - very good to know. 

So is your due date end of August or early September?

 

 

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Originally Posted by mygreenestgrass View PostDH was just prescribed oral steroids, and I am not sure if we are "allowed" to keep TTC while he is on these meds. 

mygreenestgrass - Like 10mg prednisone?  Don't trust looking it up on the internet.  Most of the info you'll find on steroids and male fertility is regarding anabolic steroids (like for muscle building) and that's a totally separate type of drug.  The name sounds the same but that's the end of the similarity.  My best advice would be to call the pharmacy (any pharmacy) and ask how the drug your husband will be taking affects fertility.  Pharmacists are really, really knowledgeable and can certainly give you an answer that you know will be correct.  That is what I would do bc my drug references don't have any details about effects on fertility.  Let us know what you find out, OK?

 

 

 

post #369 of 647

I took my 1st First Signal test this am so I could send the pic to my DH. 

 

I'm 16 dpo

 

I didn't realize he was so traumatized from the mc in May.  Naturally we text frequently when he's gone, and our messages are brief/minimal at times.  Last night I typed "call" which is totally normal for when I want him to call me.  He said he got sweaty hands and his heart started beating harder when he got that message.  I've written that exact thing at least 100 times before, but now it's being read with super-paranoid eyes.  This type of thing has happened twice now.  Poor guy!

post #370 of 647
So much I want to say to each of you. Love the conversation right now and the newest BFP! Awesome!! Went MIA all day yesterday and didn't know so many of you were here cheering me to test.

So... Here I am in bed pitter patter typing to you all on my phone..... Killing time because I have butterflies... Saving up FMU.... I've decided to test because that was the strangest CM/brown stuff. Literally three small dots made it outside and now nothing... Bought FRER at target last night... Eek... I hate white tests more than AF so I am nervous to do this. I am so nervous right now, but going to do this....
post #371 of 647
The starkest of white BFN. Now I want to sit a while and cry or puke maybe both. It all seemed so promising. AF must be having a strange arrival. I am so ticked that my two TTC months have been the strangest cycles ever. What happened to my textbook clockwork cycles I was blessed with for at least a year? Tears.
post #372 of 647
... I'm sorry
post #373 of 647
@saharaviolet - sorry about the BFN and the wonky cycles. I too was like clockwork all these years since my DD was born, and now that I'm ttc, things have gotten weird. I can't help but thnk the two are related for me and for others on this thread too.

@innacircle- yes re prednisone and I'll def post if I hear back w more definitive answer. Until then, in limbo :/

afm i feel O approaching - should be today or tomorrow... Maybe the last few days worth of dtd will have done the trick?
post #374 of 647
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Originally Posted by saharaviolet View Post

The starkest of white BFN. Now I want to sit a while and cry or puke maybe both. It all seemed so promising. AF must be having a strange arrival. I am so ticked that my two TTC months have been the strangest cycles ever. What happened to my textbook clockwork cycles I was blessed with for at least a year? Tears.


Oh saharaviolet, I'm so sorry that you are having this kind of letdown.  Big hugs. :Hug

post #375 of 647
saraviolet and mygreenestgrass: I too think TTC is causing wonky cycles. Last month mine was all jacked up after 3+ years of normal! If it's any consolation, I had this happen when TTC my first, and right after the wonkiness started, I got pregnant.

innacircle: love the first signal! Hope I get one soon that looks just like that! Oh yah, been meaning to ask, are you still on the ubiquinol? I take coq10 - couldn't find ubiquinol. I also take Royal Jelly. One if them is giving me a strange taste in my mouth. And it started before last AF - so it's def not a preg symptom....

AFM: today is deadline day at work. So pissed too cause I worked over the weekend and til 9 last night and our deadline has passed and others are still working. So disrespectful. Still feeling PMS'y. Short fuse. I don't really get other PMS symptoms, other than being hard to deal with 😜. I'm getting anxious and nervous about testing. I'm so afraid it will be negative. Idk how much longer I can do this. I keep telling myself it's no big deal. Technically I have gotten pregnant twice this year. And I was actually trying to avoid the fertile window the first time. So odds are I can get pregnant soonish. I'm just tired of waiting!! I wish it would happen now!!!
post #376 of 647
So sorry sarahviolet It sucks that you are having weird cycles as well. I remember you saying that you only BD once during your fertile window though? I bet next time it will happen for you.

mygreenestgrass I hope you timed it right! DH and I DTD on CD12 and not after. I'm not sure, but I think that every successful pregnancy for me, we DTD 2-3 days before O.

AFM I have a dull lower back ache right now. I am so paranoid that this is not really going to happen. I wish the dollar store had tests so I could monitor daily. greensad.gif
post #377 of 647
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Originally Posted by rosie2727 View Post

innacircle: love the first signal! Hope I get one soon that looks just like that! Oh yah, been meaning to ask, are you still on the ubiquinol? I take coq10 - couldn't find ubiquinol. I also take Royal Jelly. One if them is giving me a strange taste in my mouth. And it started before last AF - so it's def not a preg symptom....

AFM: today is deadline day at work. So pissed too cause I worked over the weekend and til 9 last night and our deadline has passed and others are still working. So disrespectful. Still feeling PMS'y. Short fuse. I don't really get other PMS symptoms, other than being hard to deal with 😜. I'm getting anxious and nervous about testing. I'm so afraid it will be negative. Idk how much longer I can do this. I keep telling myself it's no big deal. Technically I have gotten pregnant twice this year. And I was actually trying to avoid the fertile window the first time. So odds are I can get pregnant soonish. I'm just tired of waiting!! I wish it would happen now!!!

rosie - I'm not taking the ubiquinol anymore.  I stopped with BFP cuz I figured my egg's mitochodria were as suped-up as they were gonna get!  Ubiquinol is just the activated version of CoQ10.  I took both actually (interchangeably, kinda like mix and match) bc I didn't want to waste the bottle of CoQ10 I already had!  I got my Ubiquinol at Costco.  Neither of them gave me a funky taste so it must be the royal jelly. 

I totally get it about the group project.  I despise that kind of work - I'm always the one who ended up doing the heavy lifting and it ticked me off so badly!  If it's any consolation, I had super snippy moments with DH, what seems like daily, from early in my TWW.  We have a joke that pissed is my norm tho... but during that time I swear my blood was about to boil! 

How long exactly have you been TTC? 

I always thought of each passing month as my body interviewing an egg for the job.  After all, we'll be stuck with that egg forever so my body might as well be picky.  I picture it going down like this:

Body: so egg, tell me a little about yourself...?      Egg:  Ummmmmm... cat?      Body:  next!  (too dumb)

Body: so egg, tell me a little about yourself...?      Egg:  Which one of us are you talking to?      Body:  NEXT!! (two heads)

Body: so egg, tell me a little about yourself...?      Egg:  &*(^^(&    @#%^(_*^%$     Body:  NEXT!  (huh?)

Body: so egg, tell me a little about yourself...?      Egg:  I can't - I'm mesmerized by your beauty.    Body:  HIRED!

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Motivated Mama View Post

AFM I have a dull lower back ache right now. I am so paranoid that this is not really going to happen. I wish the dollar store had tests so I could monitor daily. greensad.gif

Motivated - it so stinks to start feeling all those things that make you wonder/worry!  I had a pretty bad backache for about 3 days last week.  So glad it's gone.  I'm guessing your "no sweat" egg is just setting up shop, rearranging the furniture and such.

post #378 of 647
innacircle: technically I've been TTC for 6 months, but I don't count 2 of them: one I had a raging yeast infection so we didn't even DTD during my window. Another we were fighting, therefore no DTD. So I claim that this is my fourth month.

Re the job...it's not even group work. Everyone in my dept has their own work load and today is the deadline for getting it all done. I have a heavier work load than most, and 3 youngsters at home. So I have no patience for those that don't complete their work on time. I was even off for a week (no one does your work for you - you just have less time to get it done). Oh well. After Fri I get two weeks off for holidays!!!

Yes, pissy is my norm.

Oh, the egg interview process is priceless!! Just too bad we can't get like 10 applicants per month!
post #379 of 647

rosie - I feel like you have good news coming soon -- I just have a good feeling.  And what the heck about that friend of yours?!  I think it's amazing and awesome that you quit cold turkey and we're all super proud of you -- your friend is jealous.  Feel sorry for her.

 

alittlemischief --I'm sorry about the BFN at 11DPO -- have you tested again?

 

scjp - any word on what's causing the nausea?

 

tifga - I am so sorry the IUI didn't work.  I forget -- what are your plans?  Another IUI soon?

 

sahara - oh I am so sad for you!  I was really hoping all those signs meant it would be BFP!

 

crunchymonkey - did AF stay away??  

 

livesay - that sounds very difficult.  On top of it all, to do everything right and still not work -- ugh, it's just so hard.   I'm sorry.

 

badwolf - so glad you liked the dr OK!!!  I knew you were concerned so it's great that he turned out fine.  And he sounds really helpful, which is great.

 

delighted - Did the dollar store have any tests?  If not, I would take the FRER!!!  But I don't mind going through them, so maybe don't take my advice...

 

motivated - That is wonderful!!  Congratulations!!  

 

innacircle - Hope you are holding up OK with DH gone all week!!  He sounds so sweet!  You've got a keeper there.  Your neighbors on the other hand... geez, not what I would expect from MO.  I lived in OK and AR and I figured MO would be similar.  I want to move back to that area.  I'm done with AZ... 

Your egg/body interview made me literally LOL!!

Oh by the way, please don't leave this thread!!  We love having you here.

 

AFM - 10DPO and BFN.  So yesterday I was at the dollar store and Target to stock up on cheapies and FRERs.  As usual, I buy a lot at a time.  I always wonder what people around me are thinking when they see me at the register with a pile of tests.  No one says anything... until yesterday.  

 

The cashier at Target asked, "Oh, got a good deal on these?"  Me: "No, I test early and often so I stock up."  Cashier: "You are trying?  That's wonderful!  Good luck!"  Aww, so sweet! 

 

Then the cashier at the dollar store asked, "I thought you just need one?!"  I explained my process and she said, "You'll be pregnant soon."  Me: "Aw, thanks, I hope so.  I've already had two losses this year."  Cashier [piercing stare]:  "You'll be pregnant soon.  And this time it will stick.  I know it!"  

 

I tell you, I was basking in the positivity!  :love 

post #380 of 647
So I am 4 days from AF which means I could be roughly 11 DPO if my body decided to behave this month. I still feel very calm.. I've had a little bit of nausea and dizziness. I've also noticed that nothing really tastes good anymore.. Even my favorite take out is just blah. I've been very constipated with an upset stomach but I have IBS so who knows. These symptoms haven't really jumped out at me until I started just thinking about it ha ha. I am mostly just scared to test the unknown is almost better than the stark white negative.

Also when I buy pregnancy tests people usually look like they feel bad for me probably because I look like a teenager ha ha.
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