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post #61 of 227
Terrible. I think AF is here.


#@$%$&**
post #62 of 227
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Originally Posted by Mom4tot
Terrible. I think AF is here.


#@$%$&**
post #63 of 227
Thanks Polka. I am sorry for the abrupt post I was just checking in and had discovered it. Blech.

Good luck to you

Hard to believe how long this can take!
post #64 of 227
I'm sorry, Joan, that stinks.

I'm just hanging out...no idea where in my cycle I am. Actually, this is cd 26 but my period was so wacky this month that I don't really know where to count from. When I should have O'd, I was still bleeding, so this month is a wash.

Some days I feel like I should just give away the baby stuff and call it quits, yk?
post #65 of 227
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Originally Posted by Joan
I'm sorry, Joan, that stinks.

I'm just hanging out...no idea where in my cycle I am. Actually, this is cd 26 but my period was so wacky this month that I don't really know where to count from. When I should have O'd, I was still bleeding, so this month is a wash.

Some days I feel like I should just give away the baby stuff and call it quits, yk?

oh don't do that....
I know sometimes it seems overwhelming.
hey, I have 21 yrs between kids
post #66 of 227

cd 28 ?? dpo

Hey everybody. Thanks for the reminder, Polka! I'm just hanging out either expecting another crazy long cycle or I'm pg. Ha. Does anyone else ever experience pre-menstrual symptoms like cramps, pimples, foul mood and then not get it? Or, have more than one episode of EW CM? I had that happen a few times this month and just when I thought AF was on her way, nothing. But I'm not getting excited because I've had cycles last as much as 50 days before. Oh, the plight of an older mama. I refuse to do a test until at least 35 days go by. Besides I forgot to pick one up at the birth center when I worked on Wed nite and I refuse to pay for one.. and, I don't want to know yet.
Hey you Joanies: hang in there! Sometimes it does take a while and then it surprises you.. if it's meant to be and all that.. I sold a bunch of stuff that I had given my girlfriend for her last girl when she brought it back for a fund-raising yard sale we had, but not before taking back my very favorite pieces "just in case"! There's always that flicker of hope.
But then again, today is my oldest's 26th birthday! And there was 19 years before #2 came along.. I thought I was done then too!
Ellen are you still out there? How's everything going?
post #67 of 227
Thread Starter 
I'm glad the thread got re-visited....I was wondering about you all!!

This is CD 1 for me and I'm pretty unhappy about it.

Anyone else on this board doing/done Clomid?? What was your experience? I'll try again this cycle, but boy, is this process ever long. I hope that if I do get pg, I can get it to stick.

Nanmama, I hope your pg!!
post #68 of 227
Thanks, Polka.

Sorry about af, Velveteen. I actually spoke to my midwife today about Clomid--she didn't think it was appropriate in my case. I actually agree, I guess I was just looking to DO something.

Today is cd 28 for me...kind of...because I bled for 21 days this last time. One of my questions to her was how do I figure out where I am in my cycle right now. Her response was that there was no way to know and I just needed to wait. :-P
She ran a bunch of blood tests though to check hormone levels and my thyroid and said we'd talk more when the results came back. And we talked a little about insemination. Dh isn't crazy about that idea, but he'll get over it.

Ironically, I had ewcm today and came home from my appt. to find out that the opk was positive! So, Dh came home early from work...

I guess we'll see. Does anyone else calculate due dates before they even finish the 2ww? I don't know why I do that to myself each month!
post #69 of 227
Hi everyone!

I'm still here and still feeling yucky. Yay!

We told the boys and it was great. Isaac (4) had the most amazing look of wonder on his face! He has had lots of comments: "I'll be so big when our baby gets here that I'll be able to pick it up right over my head!" "We'll need another pasta bowl!" (we have a set of 4) He is thinking about the baby all the time, although I am trying to be low-key about it for now.

Ronan (2) has been playing "baby" a lot: "I'm a baby! I need to nurse! This is my baby toy!" Interestingly, he started that game after I knew but before I had told him! He never ever said that before I was pregnant.

Baby dust and good wishes to all of you. (That is partly a selfish wish - I want some other 40+ pg mamas to commiserate with!)
post #70 of 227

cd 16 & maybe 1-2 dpo

oh Velveteen sweetie.
dammit. :
how long are you gonna do clomid?
I have no experience with it.

Napless, good to see your hanging in there.
We're working on it, girl.

to the reboots.

Joan... here's to catching the eggie -

Oh I always figure out due dates !

If I forgot anyone, I'm sorry.

Y'know, I'm really working nature to the edge.
I'm 43 with one tube/ovary, a nasty history of Endo still nursing my 13 mon old.... : :nana: :

post #71 of 227
Hey Polka, we're cycle buddies! The mw may have no clue as to where I am in my cycle, but *I* do. (Yes, I'm gloating, and after the past 2 months, I'm proud of it!!) From my chart, it appears that I ovulated yesterday. Only 13 days left to wait.
post #72 of 227
Thread Starter 
Hello!
Nice to see you Napless! I so hope we can all join you soon.

This is my second cycle of Clomid. I'm taking the minimum dose. I was hoping to take it no more than three cycles. I have not experienced any side effects at all, so hopefully that is a good thing, and not because its not doing anything.

Desiree,
I'm hoping against hope that at 43 you will come up pg very soon! Besides, I'm not that far behind you!
post #73 of 227
fingers X'd for everyone...

here's to a fertile Holiday Season

joan - cool on the same cycle
post #74 of 227

cd 36

well I waited 35 days but I already knew. Took a PT yesterday of course it was that's ok. I wasn't a bit surprised. Unless my body has totally changed, I will know right away because I always do. And as bitchy as I've felt lately I'm sure AF is on the way..

Ellen: glad you're still feeling yucky! that's always a good sign.

to all the rest, all the best...
post #75 of 227
I'm sorry Nancy How long are your longest cycles?
post #76 of 227
Nancy - rats!!!!!

post #77 of 227
Thread Starter 
I'm sorry Nancy : How long are your cycles usually?

I'm CD 9 and hoping to see the egg in the next week or less.
post #78 of 227
I'm sorry, Nancy. Have you tried charting? (sorry if we've already discussed this!)
post #79 of 227
So, where is everyone?

I'm 9 days post-O but had a temp dip this morning. Not below the coverline, but still...I'm setting myself up to expect a period.

All my bloodwork came back "normal," so I'm going to go back to EPO next month--maybe it'll help those poor swimmers along.

How are you all holding up?
post #80 of 227

cd 24 & 9 dpo

well, I'll know any day now.
it's hard b/c my early pg & pms symtoms are the same. lol
i might try the vitex again.

i'm hoping the holiday season will bring good tidings b/c we both love x-mas season & just generally happy.
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