Can you please add me to the hopeful list??
I'm 41, with a beautiful 9yo dd already. I've been a single mom since she was 2, but now have a wonderful man in my life. He is the best parent already to my dd and we want to expand the family with a baby or two. Hoping to get married and dive in in the next few months. I can't wait!!
Thank you to all the other mamas for sharing your stories, it's so inspiring to read them!
what does this mean - AF showing up 7 days late??
I also tested this morning - BFN.
Was actually a relief - compared to reading all about "spotting early pregnancy" and "bleeding early pregnancy" - both of which apparently CAN happen in a normal pg too. but entirely too stressful for me to deal with.
so now i wonder ....
was I never pg and just got AF very late?
was I pg and had early m/c - which would at least mean that dh and I may still have a chance (was wondering if it was over for us)
as it is I am blaming myself for 1) having an O - the next day the streaking began.
2) exercising - though it wasn't more than 10 minutes, it was later that day that the streaking began.
so many thoughts ... if I had tested and gotten a BFP earlier, I am not sure I could have handled losing it. but then, of course i woudl have handled it, so many others do. of course then i would definitley be blaming myself for whatever i did that disturbed it.
maybe i really should get back to taking my temperature. can try again later. or think about adoption.
Shy sorry about af but just wanted to say having an orgasm and exercise will not cause a pregnancy to terminate. I exercised an hour a day during my pregnancy with my dd who recently turned 4. Neither orgasm nor exercise will have any effect on a healthy pregnancy. Of course there are exceptions but those don't really come into effect until later in the pregnancy. So I think you can rest assured that if it was an early loss nothing you did had anything to do with it.
maybe someone can also dissuade me from the irrational conclusion that posting on MDC put a jinx on it .... after i posted that AF was late, I started spotting. After I posted that the spotting disappeared for 3 days I started streaking, then bleeding. It makes NO SENSE that posting on MDC caused these things to happen. Thinking this way sets a bad example for my children (except of course she doesn't know about it hee hee. and second child is not with us yet )
And yet I am inclined to lurk from now on.
: I got dotted crosshairs today so it looks like maybe all that ewcm was possibly O Which would mean I O'd on cd33 and I am now 3dpo Will wait and see if I have a normal LP or not. Timing for BD was okay not great considering. LOL
~Karenso happy to be mothering my four... DS ('94), DS ('94), DD ('00), and DS -- June 8, 2011, our UC baby!
I've been trying to decide if the swine flu outbreak is reason to wait on TTC. I'm overweight & type II DM... adding pregnancy to that might just be asking for trouble. I work in health care in a state with some major outbreaks.
I'll be 42 in March- the end of regular flu... I could use this time to get off some weight and increase my exersize. I hate to waste any of the fertile time I have left though. Is the flu scare a big hype? Bleh IDK
Anyone else worried?
Lisa DH Pat DS Liam DS James
Missing DD Lily 6/17/10- 12/13/12
when you marry a man almost 7 years your junior...they think that they have all the time in the world!
good conception vibes ladies ~~~~~~
mom to ds '07 first day of a new year, dd '09 in the caul, and ds '11 at home Oct 24th
O not yet detected, but I did have O pain and possibly a thermal shift (no EWCM). Love reading about all of your charting adventures. Fingers crossed for you, MM!
MM, I hope your long cycle is your lucky cycle.
Lisa, I've thought about the swine flu some and what it might mean with pregnancies. Mostly I've come to the conclusion it's a big unknown and for me it wasn't a reason to wait. Pregnancy is diving into the unknown anyway, and I'm feeling that waiting has a big cost. But I'm not in the health care industry like you. And I see how for you waiting might have some benefits, too. I think the answer to this would be different for each of our individual cases and my main advice is to listen to your own heart and mama intuition on this. Sending you good wishes for that process. .
shy. I hope when the AF hormones fade some and the disappointment does too, you'll have more clarity.
AFM, I'm CD10. I need to get into the temping again.
Mama to DS (3/05 ), wife to DH , remembering and Spirit 1/07, Hope 5/09, Harmony 6/10, Love 5/11, Joy 6/11
Well FF moved my O date to cd35 and gave me solid crosshairs this morning. That means I am now 3dpo and waiting instead of 5dpo and waiting LOL. Our timing was better if this new date is right. Lets hope that if af is showing she waits another 9 to 10 days so I at least have a normal LP this cycle.
Do you see what I see????
I'd say you're IN!!!! You go, girl!
LegalShield Sales Representative. (Affordable access to quality law firms throughout the US and Canada...low monthly fee! Ask me about it!) Mom to Justice :in doggie heaven (13 yr old Dalmatian), Single, age 47. TTC'd for years. Now lurking and rooting on my fellow women friends!
Daen - that's what my test looked like at 8 (or was it 9?) dpo. The next day it was darker...the next darker....and now I'm 9 weeks!
|Congrats M I Dawn Looks like you will be leading the next round of BFPs|
AFM cd 39 looks liek 4 dpo I had some cramps this am and was afraid af was coming. I subbed in a 3rd grade class all day and that would have been completely inappropriate timing but they went away.
vibes to you!
Now maybe we'll have another round of BFPs!
AFM, I had my previa recheck u/s today, and I got good news as well -- the placenta has cleared my cervix and I am OK for a home birth! Yay!
Jen 47 DS C 2/03 04/29/08/ DD S 10/28/09 DH Bill '97.
mighty-mama and her sister Kundalini-Mama
: Dawn !!
I'm so happy for you ladies
MM hope you get a BFP instead of AF this cycle.
Waturmama: Thank you for the good wishes and I'm sending some back to you
Welcome LitMama and Shy
Hugs & babydust to everyone
Lisa DH Pat DS Liam DS James
Missing DD Lily 6/17/10- 12/13/12
I know blue tests aren't the greatest? What kind should I get to retest?
Today is 12 days after my transfer, beta is on Monday.
Update: got a First Response, and it says yes!!!! It is sooooo hard to believe after all this hard work and uncomfortable medical crap! Yay going out to dinner!