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post #21 of 453
Trying not to be hopeful . . .but I THINK I saw "something" on my PG test. (BTW, ignore my chart-- I'm really just 9 DPO). It was a shadow- NOT a line, but it came up twice and never before. (I save my old PG tests-- I'm a nerd.)

Someone talk me out of being hopeful!

DH says he sees nothing, nothing!
post #22 of 453
Subscribing......I need to be added to waiting to try (or whatever it's called, my mind is mush!)

to everyone who needs it, since I won't need any until December. For the first time today, my husband said, "When we have the new baby ... " !!! He usually says IF. He's really getting on board with us having another child, and is even beginning to look forward to it! As long as he doesn't want to start ttc until Dec. that's good...sometimes once he decides he wants to do something, he can't wait!!!
post #23 of 453

Hi all!

Hope this week brings many BFPs and no reboots!

Keri, I'm sorry you rebooted . Glad you'll be sticking around till november

Elena... wait and test again in 3 days.... THREE DAYS!!!! I know it seems like an eternity, but you're only 9 DPO :

It's 6:30 and I haven't called my dad yet.. mainly because it's hot and I'm grouchy.
My dad is a great father... a little distant emotionally, but he taught me (and my sisters) to be lifelong lovers of the outdoors, gardening, and games We never have a family event without cards or boardgames.
My husband will be a great father because he knows how to love and respect someone. He is adoring, and sweet. He is goofy and funny, he laughs at his own and others farts, and chases me around with stuffed animals. He is the best guy in the whole world. (I know you all think your husbands are, but really, mine is. )

Ok, I've got to go to the grocery store.. see you all tomorrow!
post #24 of 453
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Originally Posted by chiromama
...he knows how to love and respect someone. He is adoring, and sweet. He is goofy and funny, he laughs at his own and others farts, and chases me around with stuffed animals....
Oh great, now Korin's HUSBAND and I were separated at birth!!! That's just too weird for words! (Where's the chase Korin around with stuffed animals smilie when you need it????)

Oh, shoot, my stuffed animals are still in a box downstairs... I forgot about them!

And for the record, yes -- farts are very funny! :

But seriously, I don't have to fight over who has the best husband, cause I have a wife! (It's true -- the Rabbi said to repeat after him: "I, Alexis, take this man to be my wife..." and I repeated it very quickly!)

Keri

May this be a week without anymore rebooting, and a week of many many many BFPs!

Belly Blessings!
post #25 of 453
Day 14 & where the heck is my CM???? :

i don't usually ovulate until around day 18 or 19, but i still usually have a little bit of CM starting by now......is it just b/c i'm looking for it now that its not there??? i bought some EPO today so i'm going to try that next cycle to see if it improves my CM. did this work for any of you???

i'm not actually ttc yet - we're waiting till sept. (big disney trip planned in sept and i really can't begin to imagine walking around the parks with the first trimester fatigue i had last time i was pg) but last night i told dh (just prior to GIO) that i thought maybe we should try sooner since it may not happen right away......well....he ended up pulling his boys out before the end!!! he wasted perfectly good sperm!! he thought i was just having a week moment when i said it.... that and he doesn't want me whining about pregnancy related stuff during our trip to disney in september! ahhh, the real truth is exposed!

anyway, lots of for everyone.

keri, sorry about the reboot.....
curious though - when are you visiting disney? sounds like it might be around the same time as us.

elena - :
post #26 of 453

Cd 15

Today I got a positive OPK! What a nice Father's Day pressie to give to dh!
post #27 of 453
Elena!!!! I'm so excited. I, for one, will not be able to tell you not to test again tomorrow morning with FMU. So please ignore me.

I'm having an ultrasound tomorrow afternoon in my mom's office. Hopefully we will see a heartbeat.

Gotta go get some rest, still recovering from the damn cold, and I have to get report cards done tomorrow (eek, end of the year stuff!)
post #28 of 453

The chart giveth and the chart taketh away...

Well, yesterday Ovusoft gave me a line. Today my temp dropped .4 degrees and it took it away. Ughhh. And I timed the GIO just right. Guess we'll have to just keep doing it!

Great pics Sarah- you both look so happy!!

Elena- :

Lesley- Good luck at your doctor's appt., I'm sure everything will be great. And you get to hear your little belly bean!
post #29 of 453
Hello again, all! Sending lots of baby vibes your way!

I'm at CD15, probably 1-2DPO, but I'm not charting yet, so I can't be sure.

Sooo, when is too early to test? I finally got some AimStick Pregnancy Test Strips - do those work well? I'm not in the know. (Yes, I know that today is too early. But when does it stop being too early?)

This is all so new to me--we didn't TTC with my daughter. She was a happy surprise blessing. Thanks for letting me tag along! I enjoy browsing your posts when I have time, and I hope for happy, healthy babies for all of us!
post #30 of 453
Back to not feeling hopeful. I have cramps. I think AF may be coming soon. Of course, I am going to break my promise (I know, I know, Korin, I really should wait) if my temp is up tomorrow and test in the AM. Wishful thinking since these cramps seem to be telling me NO WAY, but I'm a test-a-holic. IT'S AN ADDICTION!

Keri: I'm sorry about the reboot. I was really hoping . . .

Tara: When you find a BBT with a light, would you let me know? I had a flashlight near my bed, but DD found it and now the battery is dead . . .I think that scenario will keep repeating itself if I keep the flashlight there!

Adina: The days are clicking by-- I can't believe you're getting close to O again!

mom2three: It's so nice when DH is on board!

Jodi: I tried EPO this cycle AND Robitussin and I had a lot more fertile mucus than before (but I also had a cold). It wasn't tons more eggwhite, but at least it was watery.

Sarah: Great pics! Thanks for sharing!

Trisha: YAY on the OPK!!!!

Lesley: I'm so excited for your u/s! Report back if you have time/energy. (I know report card time is exhausting, though!)

Dani: Maybe tomorrow's temp will go up and the line will come back!

Serina: Don't ask me about too early testing .. .I'm notorious for it!

Time for bed . . .progesterone making me feel woozy . . .HUGS TO ALL!
(Oh, and I loved everyone's dad/partner stories!)
post #31 of 453
subscribing

Jess - great idea for today. I'm too tired to type much though - my dad is awesome, and my DH ... well there are too many wonderful things to type and I'm off to bed in a minute.

Just will add to my symptoms (besides what you already know, eh Jess? ) that I'm very WEEPY! OMG, I rented Love Actually today and started crying in the very beginning when they show the people hugging at the airport. You can imagine the state of my face by the end of it.

Night all, and lots of to everyone!

Serena
post #32 of 453

9 dpo

Helloooo, just got back from OR, to visit my dad! Its my first visit since he re-married, and I seldom see him anyway, so it was good. My mom died a long time ago, and I am happy that he is happy!!
Best thing about my dad, he has an outrageous sense of humor. In his office, he has a picture of himself holding a HUGE HUGE fruit bat in Malaysia, it pooped all over him during the picture, and he's laughing his head off.

Best thing about DH. He loves me no matter what. He has an amazing work ethic. He restores old cars, and he is fantastic at it. He is also an engineer, and he makes me cool things, like fancy recipe boxes and flower boxes. He buys me organic stuff because he knows I love it.

Sooooo, I'm 9 dpo and this is the most un-pregnant I have ever felt in my 8 months of trying. I don't even have a glimmer of hope. Really. Am I wasting my time you guys? Is an advanced maternal age gal really going to have a baby??
What do you all think? Sometimes I want to chase my dreams forever, and then the practical side of me thinks I should hang up my hat. It isn't working. I'm not getting pregnant. For a million reasons, I can't persue fertility specialists...........I can try on my own all I want. I can research, do herbs, drink teas, get great cm, but I can't make a baby.....
s
post #33 of 453
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Originally Posted by Velveteen
Sooooo, I'm 9 dpo and this is the most un-pregnant I have ever felt in my 8 months of trying. I don't even have a glimmer of hope. Really. Am I wasting my time you guys? Is an advanced maternal age gal really going to have a baby??
What do you all think? Sometimes I want to chase my dreams forever, and then the practical side of me thinks I should hang up my hat. It isn't working. I'm not getting pregnant. For a million reasons, I can't persue fertility specialists...........I can try on my own all I want. I can research, do herbs, drink teas, get great cm, but I can't make a baby.....
s


I wish I had some great words of encouragement, but I don't I just want you to know that I am thinking of you!
post #34 of 453
Thanks Trisha.
Heve, did you do anything different the cycle you conceived?? What about the rest of you that are preggers? The cycle you conceived, was there anything different? Or did the universe just align that night?
post #35 of 453
squeaker....i've been taking EPo this month and I have masses of EWCM.

velveteen

everyone hanging on the testing cliff edge :

Best thing about my dad: he has shown me the potential to change. He's gone from being self absorbed, aggressive and violent drug user, to dedicated practicing Buddhist. And, the music (we're both jazz trumpet players).

Best thing about Dh: His commitment to me, his dedication to his work as a peace activist, his ability to see good in everyone and everything, and just being the most loving, involved father to our Ds I could ask for.

Well, great timing getting me to write about those. We just had my dad here for a week and I was so sad to say bye. And ever since he left Dh and I have been fighting like crazy. : If charting has done one good thing for me it's confirmed that I turn into a raving monster around O time every month. All these yrs I thought I had bad PMS, but it's actually more related to ovulation. So, damn, I am about as fertile as a gal can be and we are busy screaming at each other, and I am massively ambivalent and freaked out about TTC suddenly. We go through this EVERY cycle, since the last m/c. Then, we miss the egg and I get depressed....I think today is our last shot at it but I don't know if we will sort through things to be able to give it a try.

post #36 of 453
Hi
I'm really new here at TTC and so have very little idea what most of you are talking about, lol. I just got the IUD that I got 6 wks pp taken out last week, and have been charting my temps and using a saliva microscope. I wasn't even sure if I've been ovulating (no af), but today I got partial ferning on the microscope! Yay! I'm really really stoked

: for those of you who might be pg...
post #37 of 453
Thanks ladies for the hugs. I think I really will need these feew months to get my head together and figure out if I'm up for more of this roller coaster ride. Today I feel as if I should just hang up my TTC hat for good and it's not worth it because the universe has decided I get one to take care of for life and that's it. So I need a break.

Velveteen, Unfortunately, it sounds like we are in the same mind set. I hope you find your hope again.

Elena, we are going to WDW in Oct. They have a "Not-So-Scary Halloween" thing on different days of the month where the kids get to trick-or-treat around the Magic Kingdom (for a price, of course). Dd already has her costime picked out - Cinderella. She's the dress-up queen and has lots of costumes to choose from (wears them everywhere - library, grocery store, friend's house, etc.), but Cinderella is her favorite.

Katy, it sounds good, but don't test until after you are 10 or 11 dpo at the earliest because you need at least a 10 dpo in order to get pg.

I never talked about my dad or dh! My dad taught me that girls can do "boy thing". He always had us help him with projects, like finishing off the basement. He also taught me my work ethic. He's a hard worker and never complains about anything.

MY dh is great with my dd. He adores her. They play together every chance they get. Her new thing is that she wants to be a daddy when she grows up, so she is dh's shadow to learn all she can about being a daddy.
post #38 of 453

Subscribing

Waiting to reboot, so I can start clomid.

Can't wait to hear about Shannon's wedding!
post #39 of 453

Cd 8

You ladies are hard to keep up with!

Keri, sounds like you're in a hard place right now. Sending you lots of good and serene energy to help you make whatever decision is the right one for you.

My daddy: He is the picture perfect daddy. That's just really all there is to it. I can't pick one good thing. Easily expressed, abundant, unconditional love -- encouragement and support for everything I've ever wanted to do in my life -- guidance to help me learn to make the right decisions in my life -- I could go on and on and on, but I won't, 'cause I'm already starting to get teary.

My husband: My husband is not a patient man. He is short-tempered, easily gets pissy, is very rigid about things being done what he thinks is the best way. (Because he has many, many other wonderful qualities, I choose to put up with these things and have developed ways to minimize their effects on our relationship.) So you're saying, wait, this is supposed to be good things, right? Here's the good thing: He has never exhibited those qualities with our son. Even though I know it's the hardest thing he's ever done, and sometimes he feels like he's going to break apart from the struggle of it, he is infinitely patient, sweet tempered, reasonable and gentle and kind with our son all the time. And it absolutely blows me away.

Velveteen: s: I'll send you some of that same energy I'm sending Keri.

Adina: Fingers crossed for you.

I know there were others who posted, but I have such a hard time remembering enough to say anything meaningful, so can I just say that I hope this board is completely devoid of posts next month because everyone got what they're dreaming for?


I just got some unhappy news. My college roommate has a mild form of muscular dystrophy that was diagnosed early this year. Apparently, this not only has some effects on fertility, but it is also a genetic disease that gets worth with each successive generation. She just went through a round of IVF -- seven eggs were collected, five were fertilized, but only one was unaffected by the disease and therefore only that one was implanted. She just got a negative pregnancy test back. She has been telling me how desperately she wants to be pregnant and have a baby since we were in college together. I'm really sad for her right now.


Last night, my husband and I GIO deliberately without protection for the first time ever. It didn't really feel any different at all to me, but after we were done, he said "I'm terrified of having another baby." HUH???? After much talking, it seems that he's not saying we shouldn't have another, he wants to have another -- it just terrifies him, and he's willing to accept that as a normal state of affairs. He thinks it's normal for men in our culture to be terrified of having babies. This also makes me sad.

Okay. I think I've typed a novel. I'm going to run cuddle with my baby now. Hope y'all are having a great week!
post #40 of 453
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looking fwd to hearing about Shannon's wedding.

My dad is WONDERFUL I adore him...he is a family & marriage therapist so very in touch with his & other's feelings...very supportive...unconditional love...lots of fun too...great dad humour...taught me lots of cool things (how to drive, how to canoe, how to bike etc.) he has his moments too... used to be very short tempered (has improved a lot!) and is a bit of control freak (gee, did I inherit that?). But all in all I am also a Daddy's girl big time . He will be a wonderful grandad too & I can't wait to make him one!

Beth & I both have great daddy skills & traits which we hope we get to use soon! (she's good with power tools, I bring home the bacon )
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