Please change my info in the list: I'm 35 now and on cycle 6... or you can just put "TTC since 8/10". Thanks!
Date: Feb 6th
Where are you in your cycle: CD 25, 10 DPO
Symptoms if they apply: Sore breasts, bloated
When are you thinking of testing: Friday, Feb 11th - if AF doesn't show on the 10th.
Thoughts: I took a break from the forums after an early m/c in Nov... I just needed some time away from most things TTC related. Last month was the first cycle since Nov that my body felt and behaved normally. Now I'm 10 DPO and cautiously optimistic... my breasts are mildly sore. I don't know what to make of my chart at this point because my thermometer betrayed me and went on strike! I had to buy a new one after five days of nearly the same temp! I had a huge spike yesterday and a dip today. I'm hoping for another rise tomorrow.
Appointments: None scheduled, but if this isn't our month, I will be booking an appointment with my doc and looking into fertility assistance. We've only been trying for six months, but given our ages (35 and 44) and desire to have two children (we're TTC #1), it is time for us to look into it.
Any new regimes, ie herbs, medications, mantras etc: I've gotten MUCH better at remembering my folic acid. At the recommendation of a friend who practices Chinese medicine, I'm easing up on Omega 3's and carbs and eating more greens and fatty foods. I'm tempted to try acupuncture, but not sure that I can follow through with all of their dietary restrictions... the whole cold food/warm food thing boggles me.
Do you have any stress triggers: I am working full time, taking three online classes, and teaching dance and organizing a dance community on the side. I have a very full plate... stress comes with the territory.
What is working to help you be stress-free this cycle: Oddly enough, all the things I have on my plate keep my busy and stressed in a slightly good way. I'm feeling competent and confident. A recent dance performance helped with that too. And I've taken up knitting!
Partners feelings if applicable: His positivity and optimism eased up after the miscarriage, but he's feeling hopeful again.
Plans for this weekend: Homework and lesson planning!