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post #81 of 342
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Originally Posted by Kayda's Mom View Post
You should get him the most unique gift ever...a cup of FMU!
That's what my DH is getting.
He wants to test then, I don't. So I will leave him a cup of pee, a test and a poem about it when I leave for work.

That is so funny!

Here are my imaginary symptoms:
I have been feeling like total crap since Saturday (O day). I know in my head that it's not possibly pregnancy symptoms, but I have been having a burning sensation high up in my stomach, serious nausea on and off all day and (TMI alert) way too frequent trips to the bathroom. I'm considering self-diagnosing an ulcer. Just kidding. I'm sure I'll develop more imaginary symptoms as the days pass.
post #82 of 342
I have no imaginary symptoms right now so I'm hopeful we missed this cycle despite the spot-on timing. I want another baby but I really wanted to wait.
post #83 of 342
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Originally Posted by Aly22681 View Post
Updated to Here!!

I am so happy MDC is back up, I was really obsessed for a few days while it was down.

I've been in NC since Sunday, having my IVF consult. It went GREAT!! They said I was a PERFECT canidate for IVF and they are going to try to get me into the June cycle!! YAY!!!!!!!!!

I'm still hoping this cycle worked though, and we wont have to bother with any of it!!!
How long are you in town for??? I am so happy about the IVF thing for you!!! Fingers crossed you won't even NEED it!
post #84 of 342
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Originally Posted by Lauren31 View Post
How long are you in town for??? I am so happy about the IVF thing for you!!! Fingers crossed you won't even NEED it!
I was only there for basically a day! I thought about calling you, but then got so busy hanging out with my SIL I forgot all about it!
post #85 of 342
I don't know if any of these are even really symptoms, but here's how I've been feeling:

Boobs still feel humongous. I was repositioning them in a shirt earlier and realized I think they feel heavy. However, I could be imagining or overreacting to this. They aren't sore, but I did realize my nipples have seemed unusually sensitive. I have them pierced, so I'm pretty in tune with my normal level of sensation because of the amount of time I've invested in taking care of them, lol, and it does seem like they're a little extra sensitive.

I feel bloated, I guess... But it's more fat than bloated! (Though I have been kinda gassy the last couple of days... good thing DH is out of town for work! ) I just feel wide... Though I don't think I've gained any weight, so... :

Oh yeah, I've also been craving Lays Sour Cream & Onion potato chips like crazy. Though I think that's kind of a default for me, so I'm not reading too much into it.
post #86 of 342
No symptoms here -- but at 3 DPO, what symptoms could there be? There couldn't be an implanted egg or pregnancy hormones yet.

Plus when I was pregnant with my son, I didn't feel that different for nearly the entire nine months! I'm exaggerating a little bit, although I did feel very normal while pregnant. However, I did get really hungry starting at about 10 DPO. So I guess I can watch for that as a symptom.
post #87 of 342
Hmmm... mark me down for another one, maybe? I just turned my head to the right and was suddenly VERY aware of one of my submandibular lymph nodes. I started poking at it, and it's definitely sore on the right and not on the left. Not particularly swollen, but tender.

Of course, that sent me off to Google in a frenzy... "lymph node sore pregnant" and so forth... And lo and behold, swollen lymph nodes are apparently common in pregnancy?

I don't feel like I'm getting sick, so...
post #88 of 342
Okay, I know I'm being a posting maniac, but it's the only thing keeping me sane! :

Repeat after me, friends: LAUREL, YOU WILL NOT POAS TOMORROW.

I am sitting here rationalizing to myself that hey, I'll be the pregnant one, so maybe I want to have the BFP to myself for a couple of days before DH is home for the weekend. Or maybe instead of testing on our 4-year anniversary, I can just tell him on our 4-year anniversary. And I didn't want to use the "good" tests willy-nilly, but hey, I have two in the house, so I could use one...

No, no, NO! Willpower. ARRRGGGGHHHHH!
post #89 of 342
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laurelg : I am the EXACT same way right now, I always talk myself into testing earlier.

Like this morning for example...I am 9DPO (way to early to actually get a BFP, so I decided to test (I was mainly testing just to see a BFN so I would KNOW my trigger was gone and I could test again at 12dpo with out worrying about if its a BFP or still the trigger.) So my test (FRER) came back with a super super super faint second line (I AM SURE IT IS MY TRIGGER, I have had this happen way to many times over the last few months) However, that STILL wont stop me from OBSESSING about whether its real or not : "well maybe it IS just a super early BFP, or my trigger was a small one this month it should be GONE after 5 day, and this is day 10" HAHA, every cycle I do this!!

Why do we tourture ourselves, again I repeat, I am 100% sure it is the trigger, but I will still hang on to some hope that I get a REAL BFP tomorrow (because OF COURSE I am testing again tomorrow ).
post #90 of 342
My imaginary symptoms are huge boobs, they hurt when I walk up stairs. But then again everything jiggles at that point!!! I am crabby. My right nipple was itchy all day yesterday. I am a bit backed up (again). Up last night and the night before to pee.. AF due tomorrow. I will be testing in the am. Keep you all posted.
post #91 of 342
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Originally Posted by KJRSMR View Post
My imaginary symptoms are huge boobs, they hurt when I walk up stairs. But then again everything jiggles at that point!!! I am crabby. My right nipple was itchy all day yesterday. I am a bit backed up (again). Up last night and the night before to pee.. AF due tomorrow. I will be testing in the am. Keep you all posted.
I had to get up at 4 a.m. to pee.....that has got to be a sign right? LOL
Maybe it has something to do with the tea I drank before bed.

I don't know why we torture ourselves either and I don't know why I am so impatient (but it helps to have company).

I just want to fast forward to next week and get this over with one way or another. Then I think that *maybe* just *maybe* on Friday DH will call me at work with our good news.....and from there my irrational fantasy brain takes over...LOL
post #92 of 342
I think it is fine to POAS early if you get a bunch of the dollar tree tests. Though I dunno if they work too early. I cannot believe the nerve some of these companies have to charge us so much for opks and hpts, though! When I was getting opks this cycle- I had bought out the dollar tree (I live in a small town!!)
so I went to some big pharmacy and picked up their generic brand and go to the counter w- my package of 7- she goes- thirty-something dollars - I go- yeah Right! I will skip it.

Anyway.
I was feeling more before than I do now- 7 DPO- I actually felt a lot going on from 2-4 DPO (cramping on the side I oed on) now I feel slightly tender breasts, just like usual in theis part of the cycle, a bit of fatigue but I often do, and occasional cramps and this feeling in my womb. The feeling in the womb part I like and I guess is my only real sign.
It is occasionally mild cramps but generally just- I guess tender feeling.

Then sometimes I get little cramps in the middle-right.

Oh- what about Vivid Dreams ? Don't people say those are a sign of early pregnancy? I have generally been a strong dreamer- but in the last week or so I have these totally complex long intricate dreams- all about random things- that go on and on.
Could that be a sign?!

One more Question Please! Has anyone felt implantation cramping in the middle-side as opposed to the direct middle? I keep feeling little cramps ( not painful) sort of just to the side of the middle. I have tried looking at diagrams of the female anatomy to determine where exactly but I can't pinpoint it.
post #93 of 342
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Originally Posted by Katie34 View Post
I think it is fine to POAS early if you get a bunch of the dollar tree tests. Though I dunno if they work too early. I cannot believe the nerve some of these companies have to charge us so much for opks and hpts, though! When I was getting opks this cycle- I had bought out the dollar tree (I live in a small town!!)
so I went to some big pharmacy and picked up their generic brand and go to the counter w- my package of 7- she goes- thirty-something dollars - I go- yeah Right! I will skip it.

Anyway.
I was feeling more before than I do now- 7 DPO- I actually felt a lot going on from 2-4 DPO (cramping on the side I oed on) now I feel slightly tender breasts, just like usual in theis part of the cycle, a bit of fatigue but I often do, and occasional cramps and this feeling in my womb. The feeling in the womb part I like and I guess is my only real sign.
It is occasionally mild cramps but generally just- I guess tender feeling.

Then sometimes I get little cramps in the middle-right.

Oh- what about Vivid Dreams ? Don't people say those are a sign of early pregnancy? I have generally been a strong dreamer- but in the last week or so I have these totally complex long intricate dreams- all about random things- that go on and on.
Could that be a sign?!

One more Question Please! Has anyone felt implantation cramping in the middle-side as opposed to the direct middle? I keep feeling little cramps ( not painful) sort of just to the side of the middle. I have tried looking at diagrams of the female anatomy to determine where exactly but I can't pinpoint it.
I too have been having weird dreams. And....I usually don't remember my dreams - but the last few mornings I've woken up totally remembering them. I guess I'm also feeling a bit of cramping - and yes in the middle. And I'm also pretty gassy. 8DPO and counting!

I hope I can hold off from testing at least another few days - FF wants me to test on may 7 - but I may just test on Sunday, May 4 at 11dpo so my husband will be home. OY!
post #94 of 342
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Originally Posted by corikodjo View Post
I too have been having weird dreams. And....I usually don't remember my dreams - but the last few mornings I've woken up totally remembering them. I guess I'm also feeling a bit of cramping - and yes in the middle. And I'm also pretty gassy. 8DPO and counting!

I hope I can hold off from testing at least another few days - FF wants me to test on may 7 - but I may just test on Sunday, May 4 at 11dpo so my husband will be home. OY!
I was wondering if there is a term for our POAS obsession in psychiatry...LOL

POAS personality disorder. I may have to phone my local addictions foundation and see about a 12 step program. Maybe that show Intervention should do an episode on this....LOL

Sorry...humour is one of my ways of coping with stress. I don't mean to make light of anybody's situation. I know how difficult this is. DH keeps asking me "what's wrong...how come you're so quiet" etc.
The women on MDC help me cope with my loss and TTC.
post #95 of 342
Thread Starter 
If there is a 12-step Program for POAS addiction, I WANT IN!!!!! :

Although, its not hurting anyone except my POCKETBOOK!!
I paid $20 for 3 FRER last night, ugh, TTC is so expensive!
post #96 of 342
When I got pregnant a few months ago, I spent $25 on a 3-pack of FRER. I will never do that again. I got a 25-pack of internet cheapies and even with shipping those tests were less than 3 FRERs.
post #97 of 342
Glad to see everyone else is having imaginary symptoms too! I've been having the strangest dreams lately...and so many of them. My breast are definately sore-but that could be because my 22 month old has been nursing like crazy-wait that could be a sign too! But the biggest symptom is that I woke up starving this morning at 3am. I was so hungry I couldn't go back to sleep. When I'm pregnant, I always have to have a snack in the middle of the night.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for all of us!
post #98 of 342
Alright, I made it through the FMU without POAS today - now I'm going to make myself drink a ton of water and pee every three hours so I can't be tempted to do it tonight.

My nipples are still sensitive, and last night I was trying to figure out if my boobs are bigger right now, or just big in general. I do think they seem bigger - and... denser, I guess? They weren't exactly tender or sore, but did feel kind of funny when I was poking at them. (But I don't think it was just because I was poking at them, lol!)

I'm really trying not to get too excited... but I think my chart looks good, and I may or may not have spent two hours last night watching homebirth/waterbirth/unassisted birth videos on YouTube.

Regarding our 12-step program - I am totally in! Before I started TTC, I always thought "those ladies" who were obsessed with pregnancy tests - especially early ones - were weird. I mean sheesh... just wait until your period is late, right? You'll figure it out.

WRONG! I AM NOW THAT LADY!
post #99 of 342
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Originally Posted by laurelg View Post
Regarding our 12-step program - I am totally in! Before I started TTC, I always thought "those ladies" who were obsessed with pregnancy tests - especially early ones - were weird. I mean sheesh... just wait until your period is late, right? You'll figure it out.

WRONG! I AM NOW THAT LADY!
I used to think "who buys pregnancy tests from the dollar store?"
I also used to think that getting pregnant was a)nothing to worry about and b)that a positive test meant a baby in 9 months.
post #100 of 342
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Originally Posted by Kayda's Mom View Post
I used to think "who buys pregnancy tests from the dollar store?"
ME TOO. The first time I saw them there I was like "Uh, it's a PREGNANCY TEST, don't you think you could splurge and get a real one!?" Of course, this worldview failed to take into account that... well, I don't know what this "one" pregnancy test I was talking about was!

Last time I was at the dollar store, I bought five.

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I also used to think that getting pregnant was a)nothing to worry about and b)that a positive test meant a baby in 9 months.
That one I've been a little more realistic about, mostly because my mother has been filling me with pregnancy/birth horror stories since I can remember. (My own birth was almost disastrous.) I still hope achieving pregnancy will be relatively quick for us, as we don't have any infertility indicators, but I have a lot of miscarriage anxiety. Right now I definitely plan on waiting until 12 weeks to tell the world - a select few will know before that, but in the event of an early loss, I don't really want it to be something I go through with the general public.

EDITED TO ADD:
Do any of y'all ever catch yourself blankly staring at your chart, as if it's going to magically start flashing "GUESS WHAT, YOU'RE PREGNANT, I CAN'T KEEP THE SECRET LOLZ!"

...I need help.
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