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post #21 of 215
As much fun as I've had practicing, I's really like it if we got it right this month.

If not this month, then I have to sit back and do some thinking for a while. I'm a teacher and I have to go back to work so having a July baby would mean missing the start of the school year. Although my husband will be home with the baby, I'd feel bad leaving for work while the little one is still so little. Argh, too many choices. Guess that just means I'll have to get it right this month and have a baby before the summer vacation starts!
post #22 of 215
Update:

Still no AF, just creamy CM. AF-type cramping seems to be gone now. BBs a bit sore when DD nurses. I just got a call back from the OB/GYN's office and the blood test was negative.

I'm a bit perplexed as to why AF isn't here if I'm not PG. But maybe I miscalculated my delayed O? Or maybe I never really did O at all? We've had some stress but we always have stress and I thought for sure I felt O. I don't know. If I don't get AF by the end of the week, I guess I'll call the docs back and ask if I should be concerned or what could be going on?

I suppose it could be perimenopause? But it just seems very odd to me that it would happen all of a sudden at age 35 () after very regular and predictible cycles. Especially right when we finally started TTC again.

I'm OK with the negative results. I would really like to know if anything's going on that I should be concerned about though. Anyone else have this type of thing happen? Regular, predictible cycles then a suddenly seemingly unending one? This is CD38 for me. My longest cycle previously was 36 so I guess it's not that big of a stretch. I just hope there's nothing wrong with me.

On the plus side, I bought tickets to go see Paul Simon in concert this month.
post #23 of 215
and much to Emma's_Mommy and PatchChild!

mommy_in_chaos: : It WILL BE OK.

PatchChild: I'm a teacher too. Just started back yesterday. I tried to plan my DD's birth time and it worked. She was born in June so I missed the last two weeks, I stayed home all summer and then took 60 days Sick Time and returned to work the week of Thanksgiving. I'm trying to do the same thing this time, a birth between April and June, pushing it to the first week of July. This is cycle three for me and would be a May baby if it worked. If not, I'm running out of time. Only September and October left to get it right!

Mary-Beth: Sorry, no idea!
post #24 of 215
Got a good amount of EWCM today. Hmmmmm to BD or not BD.... I really don't want my oldest to have to share his June birthday. But I sooooo want to be pregnant.
post #25 of 215
Starflower...I'm with ya. My cycles were normal 32 days until 2 months ago. Now I'm a mess! I'm on day 44....???? :
I think it might be the Universe telling me this isn't the perfect time for us to have a baby...Somehow thinking this actually helps me feel better.
post #26 of 215
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Originally Posted by Mary-Beth
Starflower...I'm with ya. My cycles were normal 32 days until 2 months ago. Now I'm a mess! I'm on day 44....???? :
I think it might be the Universe telling me this isn't the perfect time for us to have a baby...Somehow thinking this actually helps me feel better.
I was kind of wondering the same thing here.
post #27 of 215
I've been reading all the posts you ladies over 30 have been posting and wanted to tell you all that stress can delay ovulation. Doesn't matter if it's stress from moving to another home, moving to another state, stressing about a new job, stressing about cleaning your house, stressing about ovulating, stressing about ANYTHING... stress will delay ovulation.

Take a look at my cycles and what was going on durring each cycle.


January 1st - February 1st ... Nothing too exciting going on, just a bridal shower and a new year. Cycle 32 days long.

February 2nd - March 21st ... Got married March 18, BIG stress. Cycle 48 days long.

March 22nd - April 23rd ... not much stress... just hoping to get PG on our honeymoon with no luck because af came just as timed. Cycle 33 days long.

April 24th - May 28th ... Small stress planning DD's birthday party, not bad though. Cycle 35 days long.

May 29th - July 10th ... Tested for one week and had the build up to an LH surge and the day I thought I'd get a positive OPK, DH & I traveled all night from PA to NC and I drove the whole way. BIG stress, I ended up geting a positive OPK on CD 33, 2 weeks after I had anticipated it would have happened. Cycle 43 days long.

July 11th - August 28th ... stressed about ovulating because we're sick of TTC and really want to get it this time, Positive OPK on CD 35! Cycle 49 days long.

This is my year-to-date callender of proof that stress can and WILL delay ovulation. I'm anxious to see how long my cycle is this month with DH starting a new job in NC and us moving to NC from PA. I bet this will be a long one!!! But I wont be able to post much because of the plans we've been making to find an apartment and what not. I'll be spending a lot of time away from the computer...
I WISH WE COULD ALL STOP STRESSING ABOUT THIS!!! TTC is supposed to be fun, not stressfull!


I'm sending lots of baby dust to everyone who is stressed out right now...



Good luck everyone.
post #28 of 215
Quote:
Originally Posted by mommy_in_chaos
But I wont be able to post much because of the plans we've been making to find an apartment and what not. I'll be spending a lot of time away from the computer...
Theresa~ I just wanted to pop in here and wish you the very best with your move, finding an apartment, and of course with TTC. You have been a wonderful source of encouragement and support during my time on the newbie thread. sooooo much! Your presence will be missed here, I'm sure of it!
p.s Just so you know, I will be : in here once in awhile to catch your announcement. I know it won't be long.

Lola
post #29 of 215
Lola~
Thanks for the kind words. I'm really going to miss having you here. This is my last cycle on the newbies thread before I move to the 6 months + TTC thread. But If I get that BFP, I'll be sending you an personal message just to let you know. How are you feeling? Are you enjoying the pregnancy board? How are the women over there? They better be nice to you or I'll kick their butts Well, I gotta get back to cleaning the kitchen... I don't want to start packing, so I'm cleaning so I don't have to when I do start to pack... I'll try to stop in every once in a while just to say hi...
post #30 of 215
I know stress can delay ovulation but for me it is interesting that I've gone through life with normal cycles- new jobs, moving, job loss, marriage, death of loved one's, ttc#1, ttc#2, etc, etc. without having it effect my cycles like this. So that's why for me it seems to mean now just isn't my time for my third little miracle...I'm okay with that but I'm not giving up either.

I had a visit with a holistic Dr. and found some hormonal stuff going on...I'm on various nutrients that I think will help. Hopefully no more leaking breasts!

Mommy in chaos, is everything getting better at your house? Wishing you well!
post #31 of 215
Mary-Beth~
Thank you for asking about everything... Things have been pretty crazy with everything that's going on. As for my best friends mom, they have decided to get a second opinion, and they have to travel over 2 hours to get her there. She can barely move, let alone walk to the car, drive for almost 3 hours, and then go into a hospital waiting room and wait to be examined by the doctors. They have a whole group of people looking at her, they are a board of oncologists who say that there are only about 400 cases of this type of luchemia diagnosed every year! That's not very many if you think about how many people there are in this world. And on top of that, they say that not everyone who has this type is responsive to the treatment they have available. So it's still up in the air, and your continued prayers would be a great asset to us.


As for the move... I really don't want to start packing untill we have a new place to live. I hate living out of boxes. So I'm procrastinating by cleaning, and I really don't even want to be doing that!!! I just want to be like Genie (you know from "I Dream Of Genie) that crossed her arms and blinked and everything was done... But I don't think they make those kinds of Genies anymore! Oh well... I'm back to the laundry room to iron DH's work clothes...
post #32 of 215
I hear you Mommy in Chaos, moving is rough. I hope it goes smoothly for you guys.

T
post #33 of 215
Got the crosshairs today--nailed the first insem timing, the second may have been too late, but maybe not, since FF only works in 24-hour blocks.
post #34 of 215
Frog - I hope you and I get our BFP's this month. Have you decided when you might test? I'm thinking if I can I'll wait until the 18th.

T
post #35 of 215
Quote:
Originally Posted by frog
Got the crosshairs today--nailed the first insem timing, the second may have been too late, but maybe not, since FF only works in 24-hour blocks.
Frog, your insem timing and +OPK result are EXACTLY how my chart was with my daughter's pregnancy. +OPK, BD same night, BD again the next night. Got the crosshairs for the day of the +OPK. So, looks good to me!!!!!!
post #36 of 215
hi girls! Can i join ya? This is our first cycle ttc # 2...not temping this month. I am 11dpo *i think* based on cm and cp. Cp is high today, with ew...i guess it could be because af is coming? maybe one of you could take a peek at the chart and tell me what you think.... we'll be temping next month, if there is one!


Oh, and for those who bf while ttc, did your cycle seem to return to normal right away? I got first ppaf when dd was 8.5months.
post #37 of 215
: and jillybeans! Lots of to you!!!
post #38 of 215
Hi, jillybeans! My period returned to normal just about right away after each of my three births. I think maybe the first month was a little off, but I've always had very regular 28 day cycles that came back all too soom (6 weeks after my first birth, about 3 months after my second, and about 5 months after my third). Good luck to you.
post #39 of 215
Well, FF rescinded my crosshairs. :

I'm ignoring it, though. It'll come around to my way of thinking!
post #40 of 215
I had a similar experience as 2much2luv. I got ppaf back at 5 months even though I was still ebfing. My MW said that some women are just more sensitive to hormonal shifts than others. My af was pretty regular w/in a month or two but really everyone is different so you'll just have to wait and see. My DS weaned himself two months ago and not much has changed for my AF but I have noticed more acne since he weaned.

My update is that I got a temp at coverline today and I'm really hoping it was a implantation dip since I'm 6 dpo. I've been thinking a lot about hope and positive thinking lately so I'm really trying to stay positive this cycle and I really believe this one could be it for us.

http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/13f793

T
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