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post #21 of 515
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Originally Posted by JohnsCelticQueen View Post
Triphastic is when there is a second temp shift in your chart after O.
Thank you for that! So, does the second temp shift indicate pregnancy? implantation? Sorry if this seams dumb, just haven't come across this info yet. Maybe I should have taken the complimentary TTC course at FF. :
post #22 of 515
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Originally Posted by A-Veg-123 View Post
Thank you for that! So, does the second temp shift indicate pregnancy? implantation? Sorry if this seams dumb, just haven't come across this info yet. Maybe I should have taken the complimentary TTC course at FF. :
theoretically, it indicates pregnancy, but i've personally had triphasic charts and not been pregnant. i've heard that this is actually quite common...
post #23 of 515
Can I join? I am 27, and we are ttc #2 Thanks!
post #24 of 515
Hi...I am new to this thread 26 yr old and TTC #2 while I am still BF'ing, not sure how it's going to happen when I haven't gotten AF back yet, but we are still trying. Anyone else in this boat???

Please join me.
post #25 of 515
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Originally Posted by ladylaura View Post
theoretically, it indicates pregnancy, but i've personally had triphasic charts and not been pregnant. i've heard that this is actually quite common...
My only triphasic chart was the month I got pregnant with my daughter.
post #26 of 515
Hey ladies. I could have sworn I was going to AF early or get some sort of spotting or something today b/c when I checked my cervix at one point this morning, it was soft and felt almost open again....nothing ever came of it except tons of creamy CM and now it's back to being around the middle and closed...who knows. I had this really cool moment a few nights ago at this drum circle and (not quite sure how you guys will react to this, please don't judge) I had taken a few seeds that contained LSA (the natural plant form of lsd) and I had this really open, amazing moment. I was talking aloud, as were many of the people around me, but since the drums were so overpowering, no one was really listening to eachother. I've always been a fan of the idea of spirit babies, and that night I decided I would talk to mine. I told him/her that we loved them so much already and couldn't wait to hold them, that I couldn't wait to feel them move inside of me, told them what an amazing dad they're going to have, and that we were ready whenever they were. I can only hope I was heard. After waking up the next morning and remembering this few minutes, I suddenly felt so much more at peace with us having a baby. I feel like I let go of a lot that night. It's a neat feeling. I don't really have anywhere else to share it (most people around here would think I was just some crazy druggie or something). Anyways I'll be 8dpo tomorrow, gonna try and hold out for another week but we'll see. This is a no-vitex cycle so I don't really know how long to expect it to be.
post #27 of 515
Monday Check in:
Name: Karli
Date: 12/3/07
Where are you at in your cycle: CD 167 AAAAHHHH!!!!
Appointments: THURSDAY, finally!
Symptoms if they apply: None.
Testing: I do it about once a week just to make sure I'm still broken.
Thoughts: I cannot WAIT to get some answers this week. And to finally be able to shave off my "mustache"... lol Trying to keep my body hair natural so they can observe it and not think I'm making stuff up.
post #28 of 515
Monday Check in:
Name: Lorry
Date: 3 Dec 07
Where are you at in your cycle: CD 11, maybe 1 DPO???
Appointments: N/A
Symptoms if they apply: N/A
Testing: N/A
Thoughts: I haven't posted in a while, but I see I'm still in the list. :
I'm a bit : since the last few cycles I've O'd on CD19 or CD20. Nothing particularly stressful or different. I just figured that's when I O'd. (Before that I was anovulatory due to stress for a few months, and before that I was not charting.) I was having a nice drawn out, but seemingly predictable, evolution of CM from dry through stricky and creamy and a good three days of EWCM.

Well, come CD9, out of friggin' NOWHERE I have EWCM. Again yesterday (CD10), and now this morning my temp is up more than .2º C! What the hey?? Not that I'm complaining, I mean, I'd LOVE to not have to wait so darn long to O, but I was totally not expecting this! :

Fortunately, DH is a good sport and doesn't mind some extra BDing.

I guess we'll see tomorrow if my temp is still up. :
post #29 of 515
Monday Check in:

Name: Anna
Date: Dec 3
Where are you at in your cycle: CD 26, 12DPO
Appointments: none
Symptoms if they apply: I have had a stomachache but honestly I think it may be a case of overindulgence! Slightly sore boobs but I'm beginning to think this is just common in my LP.
Testing: BFN at 11DPO and 10DPO. Will test again if AF does not come on Thurs or Fri. Friday I would be "late" so probably then.
Thoughts: I 100% do not think I am pregnant this cycle. I know I am being pessimistic but I trust my gut feeling. I feel silly for wasting 17.99 on a 3 pack of FRER! and wasting 2 of them... : oh well, if the 3rd is a BFP at any point in time, it will be worth 18 dollars. Strangely enough, although I used to be against temping, I am anxious for my next cycle to start, so I can begin doing just that! I have a feeling I O at a different time then I think, though I swear I don't and I think I will be one of those ladies who gets pregnant right away when temping. I hope anyway! :
Anxiously awaiting Thurs, so AF can arrive. It's a strange feeling to just know you're not pregnant this early. I really want to maximize my chances of conceiving these next couple cycles. I would love, love, love a fall baby!
post #30 of 515
Monday Check in:

Name: Laura
Date: 12/3
Where are you at in your cycle:CD 4
Appointments: n/a
Symptoms if they apply: n/a
Testing: after Christmas
Thoughts: this is cycle 5 of ttc for me. I really got my hopes up last time, but I'm optimistic that we've got this system down by now. It'll be really nice to have Christmas wrapped up in all of this because I'll be really, really busy and distracted during my TWW. Also, I wasn't sure how I was going to handle announcing a pregnancy at Christmas anyway (if I'd gotten pregnant last cycle), because we are going to my aunt and uncle's house and they just lost a baby at birth (from known issues) a month ago. If get pregnant this cycle, I probably wouldn't tell anyone until mid-late January or even February.
post #31 of 515
Monday Check in:

Name: Luna
Date: December 3rd
Where are you at in your cycle: CD 2
Appointments: none
Symptoms if they apply: no cramps (for once in my life), nipples still sore for like the 20th day in a row (seriously, WTF?)
Testing: hahahahahahahahaNEVER again!
Thoughts: DH doesn't want me to temp or use OPKs anymore because he thinks it stresses me out too much. I will still check my CP and CM, though. I guess in a way it's good because I should probably focus on losing weight, studying for my French final (next Tuesday), selling more stuff on eBay, catching up on cleaning & organizing at home, working on the scrapbooks I'm making for my best friends for Christmas, and getting back into photography.

I got to drink last night, which was nice. I had "Hummingbird Water" which is basically Woodchuck Pear mixed with a Raspberry Belgium Lambic Beer. It's really yummy! Perhaps we should try the "get drunk and $crew" method for awhile... it seems to work for a lot of people. I guess all we can do is DTD every other day b/c I still have no idea when my normal ovulation window is. I guess it's not the end of the world if I don't get pregnant by the time I'm 25 (February 11th).

One last thing - I am NOT going to take Vitex ever again! I believe strongly that it screwed up my last cycle. I will continue taking my regular vitamins & EPO, though.
post #32 of 515
Monday Check in:

Name: Sarah
Date: December 3rd
Where are you at in your cycle: CD 22, 5 DPO
Appointments: none
Symptoms if they apply: sore boobs since what FF says was ) day. They keep getting worse, but I think this is just an LP thing. Strong hunger over the weekend. I feel like I've been eating a ton. I won't be stepping on a scale any time soon.
Testing: Not until I make it past my usual LP; AF is due on the 8th. So, sometime early next week
Thoughts: Chances are low this month. FF originally gave me crosshairs for CD 13, which would be early for me, but I am taking Vitex, but really that was just skewed from travel. However, CM dried up so I believed it and DH and I pretty much stopped DTDing except what would be the morning of O-1.

I haven't thought too much about it since I have a big paper and presentation due tomorrow and I've been working round the clock on that.

When we started TTCing , I kept expecting a + every month, but now I just expect the - and it doesn't bother me anymore. I still sometimes despair whether it will ever happen. I really don't want to have to go to doctors and get tested and all that crap especially since I would never do IV or anything.

Congrats Luna for finally finding closure to the cycle that never ends!

Countrybound you are in my thoughts today and I hope you get better results today.
post #33 of 515
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Originally Posted by SimplyRochelle View Post
I had this really cool moment a few nights ago at this drum circle and (not quite sure how you guys will react to this, please don't judge) I had taken a few seeds that contained LSA (the natural plant form of lsd) and I had this really open, amazing moment. I was talking aloud, as were many of the people around me, but since the drums were so overpowering, no one was really listening to eachother. I've always been a fan of the idea of spirit babies, and that night I decided I would talk to mine. I told him/her that we loved them so much already and couldn't wait to hold them, that I couldn't wait to feel them move inside of me, told them what an amazing dad they're going to have, and that we were ready whenever they were. I can only hope I was heard. After waking up the next morning and remembering this few minutes, I suddenly felt so much more at peace with us having a baby. I feel like I let go of a lot that night. It's a neat feeling. I don't really have anywhere else to share it (most people around here would think I was just some crazy druggie or something).
Wow, this sounds very beautiful and exactly what you needed in your journey. I believe in communicating with the spirit baby. Thank you for sharing this personal, spiritual moment with us.

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Originally Posted by filiadeluna View Post
I got to drink last night, which was nice. I had "Hummingbird Water" which is basically Woodchuck Pear mixed with a Raspberry Belgium Lambic Beer. It's really yummy! I guess all we can do is DTD every other day b/c I still have no idea when my normal ovulation window is.
Luna, sounds like a nice night. Dh and I have, also, been BDing every other night at a minimum for the last few months. There is absolutely no way that lack of sperm is the cause behind all the bfn.

Monday Check in:
Name: Jen
Date: December 3rd
Where are you at in your cycle: CD 11
Appointments: none
Symptoms if they apply: none
Testing: no
Thoughts: Dh will be away this week (when I O). :
post #34 of 515

Monday Check-in

Name: Connie
Date: Dec. 3rd
Where are you at in your cycle: CD 25 (DPO- I have no idea)
Appointments: None
Symptoms if they apply: Slight O twinges, sore BBs (no clue on that either)
Testing: Not for a while
Thoughts: Well, I'm pretty confused right now. I thought that I O'd on CD 18, and got a + OPK, but I never had a major temp jump. Then today my temp dropped super low again, and of course I'm out of OPKs, so I have no idea if I'm Oing or not- although I think I'm having slight O pians. I'm not too worried about it at the moment, surprisingly. I'm just praying and hoping that this is our month. We'll see. Baby dust for everyone!
post #35 of 515
Monday Check in:
Name: Meredyth
Date: 12.3.07
Where are you at in your cycle: CD17
Appointments: None
Symptoms if they apply: None
Testing: Not until January, if i even do then
Thoughts: Moved into our new house this weekend, but very mixed emotions. Happy to have an extra bedroom, currently DH's "man" room, but someday will be the nursery, hopefully next year

Luna Hope I don't ever have to say this to you again, but I'm glad AF found you

Rochelle I'm glad you feel peace now. Good luck mama!!

Sarah I can relate, my cycles were so wonky that I got used to the BFNs. I was so relieved to see AF after my 60 day cycle last time. Trying not to stress it this month, too much going on here as well. Hope you get some answers mama

Anna & Laura & Lorry Good luck to you!! Sending lots of baby dust!

Karli Hugs mama, I felt so broken, too with having my period only twice a year. I hope you get answers mama. Keep me posted...
post #36 of 515
Monday Check in:
Name: Jennie (Binkin)

Date: 12/3/07

Where are you at in your cycle: CD19, 6dpo?

Appointments: None.

Symptoms if they apply: I had some cramping yesterday that felt like the beginning of AF cramping - just mild and the tops of my thighs felt sore and tired, which is how I know it felt like AF cramps.

Testing: Still trying to wait at least a week until 13 or 14dpo.

Thoughts: : I am just really hopeful even though it is our first cycle because it would mean a lot to me. I'm not sure I'm prepared to see the - result that I'm pretty convinced we'll end up with.
post #37 of 515
Thanks Sarah & Meredyth!
post #38 of 515
Monday Check in:
Name: Gillian
Date: December 3rd!
Where are you at in your cycle: CD 40 - 1 DPO (I think)
Appointments: None
Symptoms if they apply: I am very sore/tender in the area of my right ovary. It feels different than my usual twinges, so I think it's just sore because an egg popped out yesterday. Well, I hope so anyway.
Testing: I will test at 12 DPO.
Thoughts: At this point I'm just hoping I actually ovulated, I've thought I was about to O for a month now, so it's been a little frustrating to never have a sustained temp spike. I had my highest temp yet this morning, but still not enough to confirm ovulation. So I just have to wait til tomorrow! I'm feeling pretty good right now, I've been sort of depressed lately but I'm feeling better. I ordered next months supply of preseed, plus a bunch of opks, so maybe that will help make me pregnant this month! And if not, then at least I've got what I need for my next ovulation.

SimplyRochelle - that sounds really amazing! I think the idea of our babies being around us in spirit is fascinating and also really soothing. Maybe this is just what was needed for you to finally get your bfp!

Luna - I'm glad you finally had some closure to your crazy cycle, even if it wasn't the closure you wanted. Lot's of baby dust to you for this cycle!

I hope everyone is doing well!
post #39 of 515
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Originally Posted by filiadeluna View Post
Thanks Sarah & Meredyth!
Wow... I guess you did O on CD39 huh? Okay.... I hope it's your month!!!! Can't wait to see what entertainment your body does this month.
post #40 of 515

Monday Check in:

Name: songbird
Date: 12/3/07
Where are you at in your cycle: CD33
Appointments: None yet.
Symptoms if they apply: None.
Testing: None.
Thoughts: Looks like it's another anov. cycle. I totally fell off the wagon wrt diet in November and I'm trying to get back to low simple carbs. It takes a lot of planning to change your habits and my husband is no help. I ask him to help me figure out ways of making sugar free muffins and he says "I don't know how to alter recipes." Gee, thanks, neither do I, that's why I want your help with experimentation!
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