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post #161 of 221
Poet - don't you worry - the dogs didn't eat the brownie sundae you sent me... I ate that RIGHT AWAY! They ate some other brownies that I made over the weekend... *Sending you a virtual sleepover - we can stay up all night playing "truth or dare" and ouija board!*
post #162 of 221
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Poet - don't you worry - the dogs didn't eat the brownie sundae you sent me... I ate that RIGHT AWAY! They ate some other brownies that I made over the weekend... *Sending you a virtual sleepover - we can stay up all night playing "truth or dare" and ouija board!*
LOL!! Yeah! How about "light as a feather stiff as a board"?
post #163 of 221
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LOL!! Yeah! How about "light as a feather stiff as a board"?
Poet - I swear that worked once at a sleepover when I was a kid!
post #164 of 221
On to the next cycle! I'm bleeding.

I'm actually not that disappointed--I had a nice long luteal phase and I'd pretty much worked through the disappointment of not being knocked up around the second negative test. What DOES make me : though is that I'm SICK today. Sick as a freakin' dog. Fever, aches, headache...it just does NOT seem fair.
post #165 of 221
Just popping in to send more love to everyone, Laura, Jencat, Poet....and everyone, Hugs! .

Still ok here, still trying to relax into the pregnancy, but at least we heart the little one's heart beating strong last week!

I'm still wearing my old, big baggy jeans and long sleeve tops, but I'm thinking that when I tell my boss and office (next week), that I'll break out the maternity wear.

Thinking of you all often, and sending good wishes.
post #166 of 221
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My bad, sorry, I missed that! Soooo, let me clarify. You got AF for 2 light days at the end of Dec. but you didn't test and you don't know if your temps ever dropped with the AF in question? Do you feel anything funny? Still the sore bbs? I sure hope you're preg.!
Yeah well the only time we Bd'd was 4 days before O so i was pretty sure our timing sucked it did cross my mind at the time but I thought it was just wishful thinking and maybe it still is but my breasts are REALLY sore more sore than I've ever known them before thats what brought the question to my mind....think I'll test tomorrow with fmu
post #167 of 221
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On to the next cycle! I'm bleeding.

I'm actually not that disappointed--I had a nice long luteal phase and I'd pretty much worked through the disappointment of not being knocked up around the second negative test. What DOES make me : though is that I'm SICK today. Sick as a freakin' dog. Fever, aches, headache...it just does NOT seem fair.
being sick isnt fair
post #168 of 221
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Ahhh...TMI-land, I live there...let's start a new society!

Kiya~My bad on your birthday passing. Was it grand? Will you still accept a late : I hope this next year for you reveals many many blessings.
We totally should - or, a radio station! wTMI, all Information, all the time!

I'm sorry to hear about your sister - does she have an idea of what she's going to do next?

*sigh* I can totally see how yoga would make you puddle - it's so - close/tender towords your physical self, and I'm wondering if some of that displaced anger is towards your self, somehow - and the tenderness of yoga combined with the mad over the 1% tumbles you all up and over and out?

It was - wonderful. Not special, really, but that was part of waht made it so wonderful. I told DH that we only need to go all out every 5 years.... the inbetweens can be serene.



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one last thing though, last af was quite light and didnt last long. the last 2 days I have had really sore breasts like excrutiating which is something I dont usually suffer from, ladies you all know what I'm thinking right? so gonna see what happens in the next week if af doesnt show up I may test anyway...
Okay.....

Why haven't you tested yet??? That sounds - wow, promising. And I would suggest testing now, to determine if you are, because that would make a big difference in dating the pregnancy. If you DID just ovulate, you would expect to get a BFN, because it's too early to tell if you caught this time.... If you are pregnant from LAST cycle though, you should get a big, bright, BOLD, BFP.

Go!

Test!

Now!

Rivka - ugh, I'm sorry your so sick!!! Rest up, take care of yourself!

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Kiya - I'm glad you love your wonky cycle! You're stuck with it so might as well accept it, right?

Work has been really stressful lately. Still dealing with personnel issues and today I was dealing with requests from 4 different reporters! Plus, we're going on vacation and you know what it's like before and after vacation - ugly! Tuesday we leave for the cold midwest!

GIO in preparation for O this weekend! Gotta love sex! Since I have the day off tomorrow I'm going to drive out to the next town to get a bunch of preseed and really do it up this month!
It's easier to love it, than to despise it, I think.

Oooh - : Did you already talk about vacation? Skiing? Visiting family? And you have to totally forgot about work as soon as you walk out the office Monday night, eh?

Oooh!! Have fun with the pre-seed!! Have you used it before? It's VERY funny sounding....

frog Sorry you are so ill!! Wonderful to hear about the better LP, though... what's up with the sickness? you and Rivka don't live close to each other, do you?

Hi, Michelle!! that you heard the heartbeat - so exciting!! I can't believe your out of the first trimester already! Time flies!


Just got back from the doc - they did an HSG instead!!! Didn't hurt nearly as much as I thought it would (I truly hate catheters, all the same) and the dildoprobe (they gave me a funny look when I called it that ) wasn't too bad...felt rather familiar....
Putting the dye in - I could actually FEEL it filling up my uterus - very, very weird feeling - but it didn't hurt.
I'm cramping just a tiny bit - more the lower backache kinda feeling vs actual 'cramps'.

I didn't realize they were taking an x-ray shot, but I guess it makes sense - otherwise, they wouldn't need the dye, ya know?

The tech said that my tubes appear to be clear, and they didn't see any polyps, etc, so it seems all good....

DH quietly muttered this morning that he's going to get his S/A done next week. *fondglare*

I don't think I mentioned it here, but we are going to Atlanta this weekend for a cooking competition - DH is so excited!!! So, we are doing some last minute stuff, and then heading out...
post #169 of 221
Kiya - Happy belated birthday!!! Sounds like today is a good day for you too - positive HSG (yeah!), weekend trip...

Frog - I'm so sorry AF has reared her ugly head... and sick on top of it!? Mope, have a pity party... you deserve to wallow some... stay in bed and watch movies with the cats!

Michelle - holy crap!? You're going to tell work... breaking out the maternity clothes... wow, very cool!!!! Glad things are going so well.

Ok, I'm a little freaked out about something... (TMI society..) I just had a BM which will sometimes push out some eggwhite CM when I have it... So, I got this big blob of eggwhite which is great but... there was a tiny bit of blood in it... ??? I've never had this happen before... If it was around implantation, I'd be excited but I'm getting ready to O... WTF?

I'll monitor today and see if I get any more...

Gonna post a note about this in the infertility thread too to see if this has happened to anyone else on clomid...
post #170 of 221
Hi everybody,

Sorry I've been a stranger. I have such long waiting to O phases I just have to not think about ttc during them or I go insane.

jencat-sometimes I have tiny spotting around o, but only in my cm or on the instead cup I use after sex, not even on my underwear, more like a tiny dot of blood. I googled "ovulation spotting" once and it brought up this article http://www.beyondfertility.com/art238.htm that said that sometimes the egg release can cause spotting. Maybe that's what it was.

Hugs to everyone with wonky cycles and unwanted af.

My cycle has been wierd, in that there is this one temp that is really high pre-O, and fertility friend changes my o-date when I include it to one that is earlier than I have ever o'd and that doesn't match anything else, really, but then I discard it, and my chart looks more normal. But I am sort of irregular, so normal? who knows... I don't know, I am going with my instincts and think I am on cd7 and had a dip yesterday (hoping it was implantation), have been weepy this past week, and have itchy nipples and lots of head congestion with little appetite, which could be a cold or a pg symptom I guess. If it is a cold, I am pissed because I just had a cold one month ago! Who deserves two colds in two months. Anyway, there's my drama. I guess I will just wait and see what happens. My mom is coming to help with some bathroom remodeling from Sunday-Thursday and then I have a conference to attend, so that will take my mind off things.

I do lurk around here from time to time and send healing thoughts to all of you as I read your ttc experiences. I am just sort of raw right now about it so I can't post much until I get to the tww and then I just have to find other people who know what this struggle is about.
post #171 of 221

A Negative & A Choice To Find Gems...

A few things big and small:
x posted

•Happily whatever was making me sick yesterday left as fast as it came, My temp plummeted and my energy returned with vigor.

•HCG blood test came back today 0.78 at 13 DP(a possible)O so i doubt I ever ovulated or either way did not catch it. I have a lot of more info in my blood test that I am still needing to look into as to what they mean in the big picture. (high testosterone for instance)
•I have now decided to go ahead with the progesterone withdrawal course the gave to me to end this now 80 day cycle and be done with the stress. (I'm going to give it till next Wed. to get the readout from my CT first and give AF the full chance to show herself. Since I am getting a CT scan on monday, this is no longer a heathy cycle in any way for a sprout to start in.

:•We have now heard that my DH Iraq deployment, starting in May, will possibly last 15 months. With that news we have decided today to bench our efforts to get pregnant till later, whether that may be mid tour home leave or after he returns waits to be seen. The choice seemed easy this morning and then hit with a ton of bricks when i got home and started writing this, sadness is now slipping in from areas of hope I did not even know i was harboring.
I know this is the right thing to do, my beloved should be home to have the joy of sharing his first child's beginning of life and that, right now, trumps all. It is just so sad as we have been doing so many preparations for this life stage.

I will spend my time and focus on getting my body back on a great cycle and exploring why I have been topsy turvy. I will also focus on setting up my life as full and rewarding even before I get my baby (return to school, do some wanted travels), all the more for that little bundle of magic to come into.

Life hands us all many things of which we have no or little control over. What remains in our control at all times is how we choose to react to these things.
I choose to find gems in the dirt.
post #172 of 221
Rivka,

I know how hard this must be for you to decide to wait. I am glad that you are at least going to get the chance to get your cycle sorted out, and not feel like that is the only thing holding you back. I pray you and your dh will have a very easy and enjoyable time getting a bfp when it is closer to the right time for you both. Know that I am keeping you in my thoughts.

Anica
post #173 of 221
Thread Starter 
I had to check in on the sickies (anyone heard from frog?) and Rivka - it's so hard to put it on hold after starting - can you fill your mind (and time) with things that you couldn't do with a babe/pregnant - like finish school?

I'm in Atlanta (I think I mentioned DH's cooking competition?) and I forgot the power cord to my laptop, so I'll be incognito over the weekend....

Be well, ladies.
post #174 of 221
yeah i plan on making a little list of things i can do in the next 8ish months that i cant do so easy after i'm preggo and get to them! Finding the Gems...
post #175 of 221
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On to the next cycle! I'm bleeding.

I'm actually not that disappointed--I had a nice long luteal phase and I'd pretty much worked through the disappointment of not being knocked up around the second negative test. What DOES make me : though is that I'm SICK today. Sick as a freakin' dog. Fever, aches, headache...it just does NOT seem fair.
I'm so sorry that showed up AND that you're sick at the same time, you're right, that's not fair.

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Still ok here, still trying to relax into the pregnancy, but at least we heart the little one's heart beating strong last week!

I'm still wearing my old, big baggy jeans and long sleeve tops, but I'm thinking that when I tell my boss and office (next week), that I'll break out the maternity wear.
Michelle, I am SOOOOOOO happy for you.

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Just got back from the doc - they did an HSG instead!!! Didn't hurt nearly as much as I thought it would (I truly hate catheters, all the same) and the dildoprobe (they gave me a funny look when I called it that ) wasn't too bad...felt rather familiar....
Putting the dye in - I could actually FEEL it filling up my uterus - very, very weird feeling - but it didn't hurt.
I'm cramping just a tiny bit - more the lower backache kinda feeling vs actual 'cramps'.

I didn't realize they were taking an x-ray shot, but I guess it makes sense - otherwise, they wouldn't need the dye, ya know?

The tech said that my tubes appear to be clear, and they didn't see any polyps, etc, so it seems all good....

DH quietly muttered this morning that he's going to get his S/A done next week. *fondglare*
WooHoo for the relatively painless HSG and clear tubes! Have you already had an ultrasound, or did they just skip that step?

It took awhile for my DH get around to doing his SA also, glad to hear your DH had finally named a date. Good luck to him in Altanta!

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Originally Posted by anica View Post
Hi everybody,

Sorry I've been a stranger. I have such long waiting to O phases I just have to not think about ttc during them or I go insane.

My cycle has been wierd, in that there is this one temp that is really high pre-O, and fertility friend changes my o-date when I include it to one that is earlier than I have ever o'd and that doesn't match anything else, really, but then I discard it, and my chart looks more normal. But I am sort of irregular, so normal? who knows... I don't know, I am going with my instincts and think I am on cd7 and had a dip yesterday (hoping it was implantation), have been weepy this past week, and have itchy nipples and lots of head congestion with little appetite, which could be a cold or a pg symptom I guess. If it is a cold, I am pissed because I just had a cold one month ago! Who deserves two colds in two months. Anyway, there's my drama. I guess I will just wait and see what happens. My mom is coming to help with some bathroom remodeling from Sunday-Thursday and then I have a conference to attend, so that will take my mind off things.

I do lurk around here from time to time and send healing thoughts to all of you as I read your ttc experiences. I am just sort of raw right now about it so I can't post much until I get to the tww and then I just have to find other people who know what this struggle is about.
Anica, come and go as you need to. Good luck with this cycle .

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Originally Posted by Rivka  View Post
A few things big and small:
x posted

•Happily whatever was making me sick yesterday left as fast as it came, My temp plummeted and my energy returned with vigor.

•HCG blood test came back today 0.78 at 13 DP(a possible)O so i doubt I ever ovulated or either way did not catch it. I have a lot of more info in my blood test that I am still needing to look into as to what they mean in the big picture. (high testosterone for instance)
•I have now decided to go ahead with the progesterone withdrawal course the gave to me to end this now 80 day cycle and be done with the stress. (I'm going to give it till next Wed. to get the readout from my CT first and give AF the full chance to show herself. Since I am getting a CT scan on monday, this is no longer a heathy cycle in any way for a sprout to start in.

:•We have now heard that my DH Iraq deployment, starting in May, will possibly last 15 months. With that news we have decided today to bench our efforts to get pregnant till later, whether that may be mid tour home leave or after he returns waits to be seen. The choice seemed easy this morning and then hit with a ton of bricks when i got home and started writing this, sadness is now slipping in from areas of hope I did not even know i was harboring.
I know this is the right thing to do, my beloved should be home to have the joy of sharing his first child's beginning of life and that, right now, trumps all. It is just so sad as we have been doing so many preparations for this life stage.

I will spend my time and focus on getting my body back on a great cycle and exploring why I have been topsy turvy. I will also focus on setting up my life as full and rewarding even before I get my baby (return to school, do some wanted travels), all the more for that little bundle of magic to come into.

Life hands us all many things of which we have no or little control over. What remains in our control at all times is how we choose to react to these things.
I choose to find gems in the dirt.
Rivka, I'm so sorry that you are having to put TTC on hold, that must be *so* hard. But good for you for trying to find the positive. What was the CT scan for again (I'm sure you've said but I don't remember , sorry!)?
post #176 of 221
Hey, y'all,

I'm back in limited action today. I think I still have a fever but I don't feel as sick as I did yesterday, thank Maude.

I VERY MUCH appreciate the kind words and positive thoughts and prayers and PMs and all that. It helps so much not to be in this as our own little island, you know? And to be posting here with other women who are as flippin' old as I am and don't have a baby yet, either, is very comforting, though I wish NONE of us were here, you know?

jencat, thanks for the happy words about our felions. We love them to little bits and pieces, that's for sure. And as a bonus, they take great care of us when we're sick. Sevyn slept near my feet all afternoon yesterday, and Kissa kept coming to check in, knead my chest and purr. Adorable--and healing, I think!

Rivka, I'm so impressed by your strength and optimism. I could learn a lot from you.

mischevium, WTF are you doing up?
post #177 of 221
Is my green light showing? How embarrassing.
Dude, WTF are YOU doing up?

It's 2 am here, but it's got to be 4-5 am where you are. So either you are up VERY late or got up REALLY early on a Saturday (and, seriously, what's the point of Saturday if it's not to sleep in?).








Okay, okay... I was up waiting for your little light to turn green so I could say "Hi." Now I can sleep in peace.
post #178 of 221
Yeah, it's now 5:15 where I am. I'm up because I think I went to sleep last night at something like 7 p.m. I feel like crap and needed to blow my nose so I could breathe. Now, I'm hanging out online, waiting for my meds to kick in so I can sleep some more or some indication that they will NOT kick in and I'm up for the day, in which case I'll put on some damn pants and go watch a movie.

Good times here at the hatchery!
post #179 of 221
Awwww... poor frog (I'd insert a hug here, but I don't want you getting my smilies sick ). Being sick is no fun! HTH (that does stand for "here's to hoping," right because recently I saw some one use it in a context where it seemed to stand for "hope that helps") that the meds do their thing and allow you to get a little more rest.

I'm up because, well, since I quit my job I've got into a bad pattern of staying up late and sleeping in... it's like being in college again, without the hassle of classes .
post #180 of 221
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I'm up because, well, since I quit my job I've got into a bad pattern of staying up late and sleeping in... it's like being in college again, without the hassle of classes .
Nice!

I'm thinking some tea and toast with homemade jam might be just the thing. I don't feel like sleep is near for the time being.
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