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talktomenow's Avatar talktomenow 09:50 AM 02-13-2011

 

WELCOME TO THE "ONE" THREAD  for February 6-12!!!!

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posted by alexisyael in 2004:

The One Thread is designed for all on the MDC board. No matter where you are in your cycle, you are welcome to join the One Thread! We are also open to those who are "Waiting to be Ready" for one reason or another. We continue to embrace those of us who have become pregnant as well. Feel free to jump in at any time and introduce yourself!

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amberbella

baileyann3

becoming 
CNM2B
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HopefullyMama
impchild 
Jaclyn7  
Mummoth 
musicoholic  
slimkins
Stevi  
Taxlady
truemeli
TTCChloeOrConner
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Attached2Elijah 
Calycanth   
Gemmine 
Hykue  
Kay99
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littlest birds 
Lydiah 
nishag 
Sourire 
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Veronika01

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Xerxella 

 


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MommyMatsumoto 
  

 


 

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jojobean    

 


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crazykittymomma

chicajones

gozal

RoseRed


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brichole1214

sleepingbeauty

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vivica2 

 


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Big congrats to you all!!

 

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not_telling 

DomerJen 

Nicolian 

 

 

 

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yellowdart 

ValH 

MelungeonMW  

Mommy2b4

LovingBaby

FarmerCathy

 

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LadyJennifer 

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Attached2Elijah's Avatar Attached2Elijah 10:05 AM 02-13-2011

Thanks for the new thread :) 

 

Getting ready to O... possibly on Valentine's day or the next day. Would be kind of cool to conceive on V-day but it's hard to think about TTC right now ... 

my 15 year old step-daughter (and my heart) was just admitted to the psych ward for depression, anxiety and mood disorder. She has been having thoughts of suicide and is having a very difficult time at school and home. She has been struggling with her sexuality since she was 12. We are completely supportive of her but unfortunately, not everyone in her life is and she's having a very difficult time. She could use some thoughts... as could we as we struggle through this mess. My heart is breaking. :( We've been fighting for custody of her for the last month anyway... she wants to be here but her mom is fighting it and this is just adding to this mess right now. *sigh*


brichole1214's Avatar brichole1214 10:24 AM 02-13-2011

Thanks for the new thread!!

 

Attached:  My heart goes out to your step-daughter and the rest of your family! I went through that feeling too when I was her age and my family got close to having to admit me.  So I do understand her struggles and I hope that everything gets better soon!  I also wish you guys well with the custody battle.  I understand how hard that is too!!!

 

 

jojo:  I did take a FRER this morning with SMU and it was neg so i'm not too worried right now...but me and DH DTD without protection again last night (kinda just got caught up in the mood lol) and so I'm still scared to even try to use the provera if there was ANY chance that I could have ovulated at any point this weekend because I don't want to hurt a babe that could be. (is that crazy sounding?) 

 

 

Wishing everyone FERTILE thoughts!!!!


not_telling's Avatar not_telling 10:36 AM 02-13-2011

DomerJen: Congrats to you!!

 

A2E: Holding you and your family in the light, as the Quakers say.  That is some really tough stuff -- my childhood best friend went through some similar issues in high school and college and in her early 20's, but she has been doing really well for the past 12+ years.

 

AFM: 14DPO and holding steady, I guess.  My temp has been back and forth between 98.1 and 98.2 all week but today it was down to plain ol' 98.0 so I'm thinking this is the beginning of the end.  I should start my pre-AF spotting today or tomorrow.  But, boy, wouldn't it be exciting if tomorrow it was back up a bit and there was no spotting...


DomerJen's Avatar DomerJen 10:48 AM 02-13-2011

Thanks everyone - Please move me to BFP. :)


Stevi's Avatar Stevi 11:14 AM 02-13-2011

DomerJen...   Congratulations!!!! May your pregnancy be full of love and laughter!

 

Attached2Elijah...   I am very sorry to hear about your step daughter. I hope the hospital is able to help her. When she comes home (hopefully to you), you should see if there are any LGBT groups for young teens in your area. Being around other kids with whom she doesn't have to hide her sexuality may help her get through the depression.

 

Everybody have a Reproductive Valentne's Day!


Gemmine's Avatar Gemmine 11:22 AM 02-13-2011

Attached: I am sorry to hear that. I'm glad she has some support from you guys, that must mean a lot in the scheme of things.

 

brichole: Fertile thoughts to you too!

 

DomerJen: Congratulations!

 

I am CD12, supposed to ovulate on CD14/Feb. 15th so I'm trying to get as much in as I can!


Mummoth's Avatar Mummoth 12:00 PM 02-13-2011

A2E, what a difficult time! I hope this is a turning point for your step daughter, and it's all smooth sailing from here.

 

not_telling, I've got my fingers crossed for you!

 

DomerJen, CONGRATS!!!

 

AFM, the kids are visiting their paternal grandparents so it's far too quiet around here. SO won't be home until late tonight. I'm on CD13, and it's probably a week or so until I O.


brichole1214's Avatar brichole1214 12:25 PM 02-13-2011

So, i think i've decided to just bite the bullet and go ahead and start charting to see where my temps stand right now.  I don't guess it would hurt anything lol.  I know that things won't be completely "normal" but hey....at least I can see what my temps will do with the way that I wake up with my DD! 

 

I can't believe that my LO will be 10 weeks old tomorrow! She's growing way too fast for my likings lol.  She's 10lbs and 21 1/2 in long now!  (She started out 6lbs 6oz and 17 1/2 in long so I think that's pretty good progress so far!!) She def. doesn't miss a meal these days! HA!   She is sleeping most of the night now too.  She only wakes up 1 time during the middle of the night so I think that's pretty good for a 10 week old! 


Mummoth's Avatar Mummoth 12:47 PM 02-13-2011


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She only wakes up 1 time during the middle of the night so I think that's pretty good for a 10 week old! 



That is excellent for a 10 week old!!  My 6 1/2 YEAR old still wakes up once, usually between midnight and 3AM 2 or 3 times a week! All she needs is a hug though...


brichole1214's Avatar brichole1214 01:01 PM 02-13-2011


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She only wakes up 1 time during the middle of the night so I think that's pretty good for a 10 week old! 



That is excellent for a 10 week old!!  My 6 1/2 YEAR old still wakes up once, usually between midnight and 3AM 2 or 3 times a week! All she needs is a hug though...

 

 

I am pretty excited about it :)  One of my friends who had a baby 11 days after I did said that her ped. wants her son to be sleeping all the way through the night without getting up that one time during the night by the time he's 3 months old.  I think that's a lot to expect out of a baby but whatever.  I enjoy getting to see my little one that one time during the night since I've come back to work!!!

 


Mummoth's Avatar Mummoth 01:58 PM 02-13-2011

That IS a lot to expect from a baby! In my mind "through the night" is from midnight - 5am... any 5 hour stretch, really. It's natural for some people to be more wakeful at night than others. The sound-sleeping types who are out within 5 minutes of hitting the pillow and can sleep through an earthquake (or Scotland the Brave blaring from their farking iPhone at WTF o'clock in the morning, like my SO) are seen as the norm. People like DD and me, who wake up at any unusual noise, or from a dream, or if we're itchy (DD has eczema) are seen as having a problem, and I don't really believe it's true. The only time I go into a deep sleep is if I'm sick/on medication. I don't ever say "Go to sleep." I say "It's time for bed." and "Your body needs to rest." Expecting DD to sleep is almost a guarantee that it won't happen for her. I used to get so stressed out TRYING to sleep, but it's easy to just be restful. I think a lot of people have serious struggles with their kids at bedtime, simply because it's an impossible expectation for some people to just go to sleep. Trying to sleep is extremely frustrating!! ...oh my... did I just go on a rant? Maybe I need a nap!


not_telling's Avatar not_telling 02:58 PM 02-13-2011

So after avoiding Fertility Friend all this time (cuz it kind of sounded annoying the way it seems to have a tendency to put things like coverlines and ovulation in the wrong places), I decided I'd like to have a chart link to share with y'all as I go through this journey.  I don't know how it gets linked to my name on the first page, but here it is:

 

Please add my chart thumb.gif 

 

http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/33c224

Mummoth's Avatar Mummoth 03:15 PM 02-13-2011


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Originally Posted by not_telling View Post

So after avoiding Fertility Friend all this time (cuz it kind of sounded annoying the way it seems to have a tendency to put things like coverlines and ovulation in the wrong places), I decided I'd like to have a chart link to share with y'all as I go through this journey.  I don't know how it gets linked to my name on the first page, but here it is:

 

Please add my chart thumb.gif 

 


That's the prettiest chart I've seen all day! love.gif


NishaG's Avatar NishaG 05:02 PM 02-13-2011

Hello. Please add my chart, too:

 

http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/110c0

 

I am 4 DPO today.

 

Thanks!


not_telling's Avatar not_telling 05:19 PM 02-13-2011

 

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Originally Posted by not_telling View Post

So after avoiding Fertility Friend all this time (cuz it kind of sounded annoying the way it seems to have a tendency to put things like coverlines and ovulation in the wrong places), I decided I'd like to have a chart link to share with y'all as I go through this journey.  I don't know how it gets linked to my name on the first page, but here it is:

 

Please add my chart thumb.gif 

 


That's the prettiest chart I've seen all day! love.gif


Awww, thanks. orngtongue.gif  I was actually just thinking how it's these last couple days before the anticipated AF that suck worse than the rest of the 2WW.  Obsessively checking the toilet paper for any little tiny sign of pre-AF spotting.  Knowing that within 24-48 hours I'll know whether this week of cramps was regular PMS or something else.  Sigh...

 

In other news, we're making lobster tails for the first time and DH kinda butchered them...literally.  I'd say a poorly written recipe shoulders the most blame, but I think there was also a cooking vocab issue.  DH does most of the cooking 'round here, but I do most of the food-related reading (I've been a foodie since I was a child).  Recipe said to split the lobster tails and DH thought that meant cut them completely in half.  Oh well...guess it'll make it easier to get the meat out when they're done cooking.
 


jojobean's Avatar jojobean 05:40 PM 02-13-2011

Brichole:  Nope I don't think it is crazy at all! Sounds like you are just looking out for a potential little growing bean:)  And as far as your 10 week old only waking once...sounds AWESOME.  My 22 month old wakes all.the.time.  I swear she slept better when she was only a few months old!  (we co-sleep and it is the "nani's" that she wants all the time)

 

A2E:  oh lots of hugs for you and your family during this time! 


MommyMatsumoto's Avatar MommyMatsumoto 08:03 PM 02-13-2011

The "positive" was on an IC and the next day when I tested again, I used 2 ICs and an FRER... all negative.  All were FMU (the positive and negatives).  I don't have any idea what the problem was, unfortunately.  I started spotting yesterday too... and had a some more today.  I expect AF to be here full-force tomorrow.  gloomy.gif

 

I'm going to call an acupuncturist tomorrow and give that a try.
 

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Brichole1214...   I'm at 7dpo, I usually try not to test. But when I do, I wait until 11dpo, since that is when AF typically shows up.

 

MommyMatsumoto...   I don't really believe in false positives. So I hope that your tests today were just wonky. Did you use FMU? Different tests? Was there anything different that could explain it?



 

Stevi's Avatar Stevi 08:17 PM 02-13-2011

MommyMatsumoto...   I am very sorry. Big hugs!


gozal's Avatar gozal 09:58 PM 02-13-2011

Hi everyone - thanks for all the kind words on the previous thread. A few new BFPs while I was away - yay! Congrats all around! Sorry to hear about AF showing up for others. Attached2Elijah, so very sorry to hear about your daughter. Wishing your family lots of love, strength, and peace.

 

I do have an update - I am officially diagnosed with a prolactinoma (a non-scary tumor that causes elevated prolactin, basically). I've just started medication for it that is supposed to work very well. I'm supposed to stay on it till I get a positive hpt. Those are some drug instructions I like very much. :) So, I guess I am waiting to O, although I am knocking on wood as I say that. I'm charting my temps, counting the day I started the meds as CD1.


MommyMatsumoto's Avatar MommyMatsumoto 10:24 PM 02-13-2011


Awh, thanks Stevi. love.gif
 

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MommyMatsumoto...   I am very sorry. Big hugs!




Sourire's Avatar Sourire 10:33 PM 02-13-2011

Hey ladies, I just got back from my vacation. It was wonderfully relaxing and we got in plenty of BDing thumb.gif

 

Could you please move me to waiting to know?

 

My temps have been completely wacky for the past week... my coverline is normally around 36.4, but my temps jumped to 36.5 on CD 13, way too early for me to be Oing (I normally O between CD 17-19)... that is also 2 days before I went to Mexico so I can't blame the weather! Then my first morning in Mexico (CD15) it went up even higher, which is totally normally since its a heck of a lot warmer down there than it is here in Canada!!! Also there was a 1 hour time difference. However I am convinced based on my CM, OPK, and Fertility Monitor that I O'd on CD 17, but my temps don't really show that at all... and to confirm the CD 17 O, my breasts started hurting on CD18, just like they always do at 1 DPO. I am totally confuzzled by my temps though because they are totally contradicting every single other fertility sign I have, and my temps are usually spot on.

 

Anyways my fingers are crossed for my little "hecho in Mexico" baby, in spite of the totally messed up temps!


Sourire's Avatar Sourire 10:38 PM 02-13-2011

Ok I'm trying to catch up on the past week now!

 

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Thanks for the new thread! Sorry I have been MIA!

 

AFM:  strange thing is that my CBFM is still reading low.  However, when I checked the test stick, both lines were really dark!  So, I think it's missing my surge.  So....I took an OPK and it was +++!!!!  What is up with my CBFM?  It totally missed my surge last month, too.....



Nisha - the CBFM has missed my peak before. Since I was taking OPKs a few times a day, I was able to figure out was happened. In the morning of the day I got my + OPK, I took the CBFM test and an OPK. CBFM showed high, OPK showed a half-dark line. Later that day I got a +++ OPK. By the next morning the OPK was lighter, and CBFM still showed only high.

 

However if your OPK is + and your CBFM is low, maybe there is some issue with your estrogen levels since that is what gets it to go from low to high (as opposed to OPKs which look at luteinizing hormone only).

 

Also, congrats to DomerJen on the BFP!!!!

 

MommyMatsumoto - What you went through sound heartbreaking, hugs to you. I hope you get a real BFP soon!

 

A2E - I hope you get custody of your stepdaughter soon, it sounds like a tough time for her and for your whole family!


mindfulmomma's Avatar mindfulmomma 10:39 PM 02-13-2011

Hi all I am Gretchen. I am in the 2ww at 9DPO.

 

I recently fired one RE b/c he was a tool-bag and just cared about doing IUI, i.e. $$$$ instead of answering my questions. DH and I went to a new RE on Feb 10 and she said we don't need IUI or IVF. Looks like a little hormone tweaking should do the trick. She answered all of my questions and gave me a real reason as to why she didn't believe checking my progesterone would be helpful. All that being said she has suggested I go on Crinone 8% from day 21 till day 29. I am to POAS on Day 30 and if pregnant go get a beta. If not she wants me to stop the Crinone allow my new cycle to come and go get a new set of day 3 panels including my thyroid done. So I am on the Crinone and praying that A) we got conception this cycle B) that the Crinone will help it stick.


NishaG's Avatar NishaG 10:47 PM 02-13-2011


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Nisha - the CBFM has missed my peak before. Since I was taking OPKs a few times a day, I was able to figure out was happened. In the morning of the day I got my + OPK, I took the CBFM test and an OPK. CBFM showed high, OPK showed a half-dark line. Later that day I got a +++ OPK. By the next morning the OPK was lighter, and CBFM still showed only high.

 

However if your OPK is + and your CBFM is low, maybe there is some issue with your estrogen levels since that is what gets it to go from low to high (as opposed to OPKs which look at luteinizing hormone only).

 

 

Thanks. I do have PCOS.  However, before TTCing this time, my Fertility OB/GYN did a complete lab workup and said my levels are normal.  I take Actos for my PCOS and my IR levels are fine.  I have conceived on the CBFM before.  With DS2, I didn't use one, only OPKs.

 

Le Sigh.....  I have been advised to do a hard reset on my monitor again (I bough it used)....

 

Thanks again!


yellowdart's Avatar yellowdart 11:45 PM 02-13-2011

MommyMatsumoto, so sorry about the BFNs.  What a drag.  :(


not_telling's Avatar not_telling 08:25 AM 02-14-2011

Gozal: So happy that they've found a cause and that you have a treatment that should solve the prolactin issues.  Good luck and wishing you a speedy BFP.

 

Sourire: Welcome back!  Hope it was a productive vacation winky.gif.

 

Mindfulmomma: Welcome and hope you have an easy hormone adjustment and a short stay here.  Good for you for finding a new RE.

 

MommyM: hug2.gif  This just sucks sucks sucks.  I'd really like to know how that could happen.  And, like someone else said, I'd like to throttle those tests for you.

 

AFM:  Holy Temperature Spike, Batman!  I said I wasn't going to test before 16DPO...unless I got a huge temp spike.  Today is 15DPO.  Tested at 6:00am (when DH got up).  Huge spike.  Couldn't go back to sleep.  Debated testing, not testing, testing, not testing.  At 8:00am I decided to just test.   And...

 

 

 

 

 

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RosieL's Avatar RosieL 08:27 AM 02-14-2011

energy.gifWow how exciting!!!!!  Congrats!


Sourire's Avatar Sourire 08:28 AM 02-14-2011

Mindfulmamma - Welcome!!!!

 

Not_telling - congrats!!!! joy.gif February seems like a pretty lucky month so far!


talktomenow's Avatar talktomenow 08:57 AM 02-14-2011

Not_Telling!!! WOO!!! Congrats!  love.gif

 

Gozal: I have a prolactinoma as well. Diagnosed at 20, took the meds, accidently got pregnant at 21. Soo... guess the treatment works!  Good luck. 

 

MommyM: I will also kick the faulty test's a@$! 

 

AFM, cd 12. *Huge* temp drop this morning. Cervix is HSO and tons of EWCM. I'm wondering if the soy is making me O early. I hope so. Got plenty of BDing in this weekend. winky.gif

 

Oh, think I got all the updates up. Let me know if I missed you. 


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