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post #41 of 342
Hello mamas,

My sister had a dream that I could not go through the ivf because my hcg was to high.. I am hoping that it means something.. As for me, just a bit crampy today. My bb's don't hurt like they usally do post O. Just a little on the sides.. Every cycle is different.. How are all of you?
post #42 of 342

x-post in IUIs

I'm pretty sure I ovulated yesterday!!! My temp was up this a.m., and everything was the most fertile yesterday. My cervix is hardening up today too. Our IUI timing was pretty perfect then!
and DH is super proud of his "sample" - it was really good considering we have MFI!! We have our second IUI this afternoon.

stayinghopeful, I second what Aly said, I'd take the prometrium if I were you! I wouldn't want to take the chance that you made a little bean but it couldn't stick around...

oh, and something else about cervical nectar (I love that Katie!) - I have been unable to get EWCM on my finger except for twice last cycle... I just don't get anything out even after I kind of wipe around my cervix and the os. But yesterday at the IUI the RE said I had really stretchy good CM!! I was really happy but also confused as to why I don't get any on my finger? Is it just staying up in the cervical os? how do you all get the CM out? sorry if TMI!!
post #43 of 342
How can two days already seem so long. I really do think I O'd on tues. so now 2dpo but I am already imagining (or maybe not) early signs. Anyway, how are you all doing?

I don't totally dry up after O -- in fact I never get totally dry.

Does this happen to anyone else?

Biomama good luck with your 2nd IUI.

As far as getting CM sometimes I know I have it even if I can't get it. Just the feeling of a wet vaginal sensation when I'm walking or sitting I know if my most fertile time. So instead of having to see the proof I feel the proof. Does that make sense?

Hope this helps.
post #44 of 342
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Originally Posted by corikodjo View Post
As far as getting CM sometimes I know I have it even if I can't get it. Just the feeling of a wet vaginal sensation when I'm walking or sitting I know if my most fertile time. So instead of having to see the proof I feel the proof. Does that make sense?
When I was charting using the forms photocopied from the back of TCOYF (in the old days!) I found it useful that there was a place to record "Vaginal Sensation." So you could note that you felt something like "slippery" or "lubricated" or "cold" or "damp," and it was a good additional piece of information.
post #45 of 342
Can someone please tell me how to do that box quote around someone's reply when you only want to quote part of it? I hit quote and the whole thing comes up!
Funny, I checked back (edited this post) and the part of corikodjo's reply quoted by Aly below was what I wanted to quote. How do you do that?

So does fatigue kick in right after O if you are pregnant? I know, everyone is different!
post #46 of 342
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Originally Posted by corikodjo View Post
How can two days already seem so long. I really do think I O'd on tues. so now 2dpo but I am already imagining (or maybe not) early signs. Anyway, how are you all doing?

I'm 3 dpo and I am doing the exact same thing, honestly, ever since O I have been soooooooo tired, for example I usually go to bed around midnight, well recently I have been going to bed around 11 and I wake up at 8:30 ON THE DOT usually, well today I slept until 11AM...I have not done that since I was in high school, almost 10 years ago!!! I know it is WAY to early to be a pg symptom, but I can't help but let my mind wonder!!

On a sad note, EXACTLY one year ago today, I surprised my husband with a wrapped present containing a BFP!! We have been unable to get pg since then. :
post #47 of 342
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I'm 3 dpo and I am doing the exact same thing, honestly, ever since O I have been soooooooo tired, for example I usually go to bed around midnight, well recently I have been going to bed around 11 and I wake up at 8:30 ON THE DOT usually, well today I slept until 11AM...I have not done that since I was in high school, almost 10 years ago!!! I know it is WAY to early to be a pg symptom, but I can't help but let my mind wonder!!

On a sad note, EXACTLY one year ago today, I surprised my husband with a wrapped present containing a BFP!! We have been unable to get pg since then. :
Let's hope for BFPs for all! I had a BFP back in the beginning of NOV and haven't been able to get pg since then - this is sooo hard.
post #48 of 342
I have to believe that we will all get there. Good luck with the IUI Biomama. My fingers are crossed. I will agree, I am 7dpo and time is standing still.. Sigh
post #49 of 342
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Let's hope for BFPs for all! I had a BFP back in the beginning of NOV and haven't been able to get pg since then - this is sooo hard.
I am with you corik, Our last was 10/07. It didn't end well.. Baby dust all around.
January babies for all of us..
post #50 of 342
*sigh* take me off the list, I think.

My housemate is having her period right now and our cycles decided to sync up, so I'm currently having some brown/pink spotting etc., so I don't suppose there's any way it took.
post #51 of 342
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*sigh* take me off the list, I think.

My housemate is having her period right now and our cycles decided to sync up, so I'm currently having some brown/pink spotting etc., so I don't suppose there's any way it took.
I am so sorry
post #52 of 342
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How many DPO are you??? Judging my your test date, that seems REALLY early to start, are you sure its not implantation spotting. I hope AF doesnt show up in full force for you tomorrow!!
post #53 of 342
I am at day 15 in my cycle today, so it'd be REALLY early even for implantation bleeding. I think my body is just saying "hey, it'd be great to sync up with the other woman in the house." Argh![note: I'm not charting til next cycle so I don't know DPO, just days since LMP]
post #54 of 342
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I think my body is just saying "hey, it'd be great to sync up with the other woman in the house."
I don't know if this is comfort, but I read recently in the "Really?" science column in the NY Times that proximity menstrual cycle synchronization doesn't actually happen. Women's cycles are more true to themselves, it turns out.
post #55 of 342
Yeah, for two days now I've had brown spotting, but not anything CLOSE to AF levels of bleeding and nothing red (even the pink spotting was just yesterday). I'm confused, because if it's implantation bleeding, I must have the longest luteal phase in the entire universe.
post #56 of 342
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Originally Posted by TheRationalCrunchy View Post
Yeah, for two days now I've had brown spotting, but not anything CLOSE to AF levels of bleeding and nothing red (even the pink spotting was just yesterday). I'm confused, because if it's implantation bleeding, I must have the longest luteal phase in the entire universe.
Have you been checking your CM at all? Maybe it's ovulation spotting... that could make more sense at CD 15.
post #57 of 342
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Have you been checking your CM at all? Maybe it's ovulation spotting... that could make more sense at CD 15.
I agree it's probably ovulation spotting at CD15.

I got my crosshairs today - I;m 3dpo and can't believe I have to wait another week and a half to test. ARGHHHH! I know myself and I'll probably test earlier but I"m really going to try and hold out till the 7th.
post #58 of 342
Thread Starter 
Well, here I sit at 4dpo

I am dying to test, the good news is they only gave me 5,000 units of HCG this month, so it should be out of my system in 5 days so if I get a BFP anyday from now on I know it should be a real one.

I went to the Dr this morning for more blood work and a u/s to see how many eggies released. I ovulated 5 eggs this month!! ::

In case you cant tell I'm really proud of myself (and a little scared of quintuplets

I guess that explains all the pain on O day, not to give yall WAY to much TMI but while bding this month I felt like DH was rubbing between my two ovaries. Oh the price we pay!!
post #59 of 342

Life during the 2ww

So what do you guys think:

Are there things you know of to do and things you know of not to do during the 2WW that can increase or decrease chances of conception?

I am wondering- once you have taken all precautions and timed sex right and ovulated, do you guys know any ways of increasing chances that this fertilized egg will implant? Also, are there things that one could do that would stop a fertilized egg from implanting?

Lets take extremes here- just for the sake of a broad argument- not that I would do any of the bad things necessarily, just to pose a broad spectrum of a question:

So lets say a fertilized egg is headed to the womb and the mama is drinking lots of water and taking prenatal vitamins and eating lots of fruit and veggies. so would that sperm-egg be more likely to implant than from a mama who didn't do those things?

Now what if a mama was doing those things in the 2WW but then (maybe if she didn't know she was preg yet) went out on a weekend and had 2 cocktails and smoked a few cigarettes.
Would that fertilized egg then go- nah, I'll skip this one, it isn't welcoming.

Do you see what I mean?
Or what if a mama went dancing on a Saturday night in the time when the fertilized egg was headed to implant, would it shake it out?!

Or what if the mama just smoked a couple cigarettes?

I am just wondering, again, if you guys think that once the sperm and egg have met if it is fated that certain babies will implant and grow, or if it is based on the actions of the mama? Do we all need to sit real still and be perfect or is there room for life-error in this time? Do our actions affect the succesful implantations of our fertilized eggs?

I am really interested to know what you all think on this!

Oh- another one- what about SEX during this first week while egg-sperm is on its journey to implantation? Is that fine?!

Thanks.
post #60 of 342
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Originally Posted by Katie34 View Post
So what do you guys think:
Katie - this is mostly my opinion/anecdotal knowledge, so hopefully if anybody else knows anything more they will weigh in.

I hear all the time about women concerned because they went to a party and got drunk before realizing they were pregnant - or continued smoking, or even did drugs. Their babies are almost always just fine. How much those activities could affect implantation, I don't know - but I honestly don't think it's much if at all. Your uterine lining is going to be more or less established at the time you ovulate. I think you'd be more likely to have your body reject implantation because you suddenly get really sick or something, than if you have a few beers.

To be perfectly honest: I went out dancing last night for a friend's bachelorette party. I had three drinks over the course of the evening. I was 5 DPO. I really don't think I'm pregnant this month - but I also don't think that dancing or a few drinks is going to be the deciding factor. I know that last month - our first TTC - I obsessed over every possible thing I could do right and wrong, and I hated it. It wasn't fun or exciting or anything else... It just felt like a chore. I want to be excited about TTC and ultimately getting pregnant, but I don't want to let it completely run my life in the meantime. I'm going to keep doing the things I normally do, because my life is pretty healthy already.

That said, it's obviously smartest to take good care of yourself so you know you did everything you could. I don't plan on going on any drinking binges, or hanging out in smoke-filled bars, or anything else. I'm taking my prenatals and trying to drink water. I'm still trying to lose a little weight, eat right, and walk more. Who knows how long it will take me to get pregnant - in the meantime, I want to behave like a human being, not a walking incubator.

As for sex: Unless you are advised otherwise because of a risk factor, it is my understanding sex is always safe in pregnancy. As long as you're physically and emotionally comfortable having it, go for it.
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