WELCOME TO THE "ONE" THREAD for Jan 22-Feb 5!!!!
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!
To help keep the list current and manageable, members will be deleted after a month of not posting to a One thread.
Please make add/remove/change requests in Bold.
Waiting to O
Waiting to Know (2WW)
WTF IS GOING ON?!?!
Big congrats to you all!!
(the current thread keeper can update the graduate link as needed)
Leading up to some Valentines BFP's ladies! Fingers crossed and babydust to all We had 5 BFP's last month, hopefully we're on a bit of a roll!
Ugh I woke up with a sore throat and stuffy nose this morning. I don't know if I should go to church or not. I am drinking some hot tea now and hopefully I will feel slightly better in the next 30 minutes or so.
Thanks for the new thread, doularebekah!
J16n33, so sorry you're not feeling well :( Hope it passes quickly!
AFM, I'm thrilled that today is 11DPO and no sign of AF! I mean, no sign of pregnancy either, and my temp is dropping rather than climbing so I'm sure AF is on her way, BUT that means my LPs are getting longer and I didn't even use progesterone cream this month! Wahoo!
Yay! New Thread!
J16n33: I felt the exact same way this morning, what are the allergen counts by you? I'm in Austin, and right now we are having a TON of cedar in the air, which I am pretty allergic to.
DoulaRebekah: Please move me to 2ww: AF is due on the 12th and I am trying so hard not to test!
I have been VERY queasy, smells are bothering me, my boobs feel heavy, and I'm MOODY. These are good signs, yes?
DoulaRebekah... Can I be moved to Waiting to Know? Thank you!
AAM... My nipples are a wee bit tender. That means my hormones are present and doing their job! So nice to have further proof that I'm not out of the game yet.
J16n33 - Oh man, I'm sorry you're not well! We've had this weird summer cold going around here that we've all got, it's the worst not feeling like yourself! Hope you feel better soon!
dbl_my_luv - That's awesome news!
Stevi & KatCooke - Done! You both sound like your bodies are doing what they're meant to, fingers crossed!
AFM - I'm pretty sure that I'm now in the 2WW for real, I guess I'm just a late ovulator!
Doularebekah- thank you for the new thread!
J16n33- sorry you are not feeling well! I have had a bad weekend at work. I work in an Assisted Living Facility and on Friday we had 5 sick people with diarrhea and throwing up, this morning we had 38! It is spreading like a wildfire, some people are confused and it is very hard to quarantine them to their rooms! I hope I won't get it and that this is not what you are having!
AFM- AF is due next Sunday, so I hope she won't show up! It is my Birthday on Sunday, so that would be the best present ever! I have been urinating a lot, I am very exhausted (which could be because of all the sicky people at work) and I have been feeling nauseated all week. So, I hope those are good signs!
Lots of positive 2ww-ers here! Yay! KatCooke, my AF is also due on the 12th. You can join John16n33 and I trying to keep each other away from the tests til Tuesday!
John 16n33, I'm sorry you're sick. I feel like in my house we get sick ALL THE TIME!! I decided to start putting it in ff because I don't know if I imagine it or not, but I feel like it's at least one virus every month! DD is sick now, it's the first time I haven't gotten it, too. FWIW, I'm pretty obsessed with Umcka. It's a name brand for an African herb/plant called Umckaloabo (umcka) a/k/a Pelargonium sidoides a/k/a South African Geranium. You can even get it most CVS/Wallgreens pharmacies. It's very popular in Europe. I prefer the kind you mix in hot water (like theraflu) but you can also get it in chewables or syrup. I really believe that it helps shorten the duration of a virus and keeps it from getting into the lungs and sinuses as badly. HTH. I HATE being sick so often, but if you take Umcka early it really has helped us. Good Luck!
Doularebekah, sounds like that you may just O later. Hope you caught it! BTW you are a very good threadkeeper!
Stevi sounds good! FXed for you!
dbl_my_luv, FXed for you, too! Missed why you did no progesterone this month. Any reason?
LisaAdkins, FXed for you, too! Yuck - I'm so bad with puke - mine or otherwise. It's terrible. I'd totally suck at your job! Hope that's not why you're queasy!
Thanks for the new thread!!!
My LO turned 3 months on the 31st. Wahhh, where does the time go? =(
JPack: Too late, I couldn't resist! I bought a bunch from Save on tests, and I SWEAR there was a very faint, but visible line!!!
(As I'm typing this, I realize that this is not helping you guys wait it out...lol) But I will be re-testing next week for sure.
Oh wow, KatCooke! That's exciting! Lots of sticky healthy vibes to you!
jpack, my naturopath wanted a day 21 progesterone test without the influence of the cream, so I skipped it this month. Also, I felt our chances of having caught an egg this cycle were pretty low, so I didn't feel worried about going without it.
I have to go get my kids moving on schoolwork. It's amazing I want more children when we have days like these around here! They're making me nuts!
Way to go KatCooke! Good Luck! FXed for you!! Hey, when the spirit moves you and there are cheapies callin' from the bathroom closet... right?! Keep us posted!
Dbl_my_luv interesting about the progesterone. Good to get a comparison, yeah?
John16n33 - hope you're feeling better! I totally caught my DD's cold. Bleh, but I don't think it's too bad of a cold... FXed it'll pass quick.
AFM Off to get my results from the 3dpo blood work. Got a message, "Everything looks good, but [midwife] wants you to redo the progesterone cd26-8, so we'll have the order here for you."Kinda thought that would happen! I'm interested to know the #s, so we're gonna go get them now.
A2E- LOL!!! I like your belly button idea!
AFM- I have been spending half of my day on fertility friend. Many of the charts that showed a pregnancy were able to test + on 9 DPO or 10 DPO. I think I might go tomorrow and buys some HPT from the $ store. I want to know already! I hate this week or not knowing what is going on at all!
jpack- Oh no! I hope you start feeling better soon. I feel slightly better, but not 100%. My head is still so congested I feel like it's about to explode. I am chicken and dumplings tonight with A LOT of garlic so hopefully that helps some.
Lisa- Your doing a lot better than me! I am only 5dpo and already tested today lol. I have 23 Wondfo cheapies left though so it wasn't too big of a deal.
AFM- The only symptom I have had so far is extreme fatigue, I actually took nap today while the kids did. But I get more tired every cycle after o'ing and I have a cold so I'm not reading into it much.
Hi everyone. Thanks for the new thread DoulaR! Please move me to the 2WW. I am on CD17 or something close to that. I think I O'd on CD13-15, or thereabouts. I am not charted, except to notice signs when they are obvious.
It sounds like a lot of us are sick right now. I got a sinus thing yesterday and now I am feeling a nauseated, but I think it is more nerves than anything else. The acacias are blooming, so allergies on top of a cold. Fun! I would suspect just allergies, but DD came down with it too.
I am feeling a little down and stressed right now. I have been a SAHM since Wednesday. But on Friday I smashed my pinky finger in the door and on Sunday I got a cold, so I am feeling thwarted. At least my DD is eating well. She ate ALL her broccoli tonight and a few sardines with very little bargaining. A triumph!
I have been TTC since December of 2005, and I just bought my first batch of cheap Internet HPTs (Wondfro). LOL
anyalily- I'm sorry you are sick too. I wonder what the heck is going around? I am just grateful that we have not caught the stomach virus that is going around here too.
Anyalily - bummer about the cold and pinky! Sorry to hear that! great about DD eating well though.
Stevi - That's so funny!
A2E - I had extra cramping at O this cycle, too! I'd never noticed it before, and maybe it is because of the loss, but yeah, I had some wierdness, too. Lets hope it was just for super crazy ovulation awesomeness! LOL about the bellybutton ring! I've already gotten a couple BFNs. bleh- I peed on SO MANY sticks last cycle hoping for darker and darker lines, it's like I got a bad habit! I wish I was more hesitant like you. I think I'm setting my self up for .
KatCooke: Fingers crossed that you did see a line! Good luck!
To all my sick dearies: We've been sick with colds around my house, with my 4 yo getting pink eye last week and being out from preschool for 3 days with fever and yuck. Get some rest and take lots of vitamin C!
AFM: Well, on to cycle #6. Got my AF on Sunday, so please DoulaRebekah, can you move me to Waiting to O? My husband went in for another SA on Monday and failed miserably. With my son recovering from pink eye over the weekend, we didn't have a chance to DTD when we should have on Saturday, so my DH took care of business on his own on Sunday. The clinic wanted him to have 48 hours between "donations" but he ended up with 24 hours. As you remember, when he got his results from the last test the lady on the phone was a bit unprofessional. She was very unprofessional when he made the deposit in the clinic the first time as well. I think she thinks she is cute or something. So when my DH did his SA yesterday, I think her stupid comments really got to him mentally, so his sample was much smaller than last time, and after the fact, they yelled at him for not abstaining for 48 hours like they asked. They told him not to expect great results, and that the results would most likely be worse than last time. They instantly rescheduled him for another SA and are having him do it from home and drive it in to them so he'll be more comfortable and get a better product. This last "failure" was partly our fault for not abstaining the 48 hours and leaving only a 24 hour gap, and also sort of their fault for not providing a safe, comfortable environment. But this also is a little eye opening since most months we usually go everyday once my AF stops. I know you should go every other day, but my ovulation is so wonky that we never know if we're going to miss it, so we just did it everyday, sometimes 10 days in a row, to make sure we hit ovulation. If his numbers are drastically reduced and don't bounce back within 24 hours, this may be part of our problem. Honestly, I don't know if his numbers were down because a guy's sample isn't as great if he isn't "turned on", and procuring a sample by yourself at a clinic is not sexy or if its because there really is a problem. Having to do it a second time after less than stellar results and being mocked or belittled won't produce a better product. I'm looking at getting my husband on some sort of natural supplement to increase his count. Anyone have experience with or know of a good supplement? Also, DH is an avid bike rider, so I'll have him cut that out. The sad thing is that most natural methods of increasing count take MONTHS to really do anything. It feels like one step forward and two steps back. Not really moving toward our goal of getting pregnant, but understanding why we haven't.
Way to go KatCooke! I hope you post the dark line soon!
myllissa - really sorry to hear about your troubles. I hope you're on the path to fixing things, even if it's a long path.
dbl_my_luv - when do you plan to test? I am in a similar place (no AF, but temps are low). I'm trying really hard not to waste a test.
Analily, yay for broccoli! My kids used to love it, but they've gone sour on it. Not sure why, but they're into kale these days, so I won't complain. Hope you feel better soon! Being a SAHM mom takes a lot of adjustment time. Not to paint a gloomy picture, but when I left my job, even though I loved being with my son, it took me a year, at least, to feel like this was the new "normal." But wow, it's been so worth it!
Stevi, yay for cheap tests!
jpack, I agree... let's hope the O pains were super eggy awesomeness! FXd for you!
myllissa, OMG! I can't believe that the clinicians would be so unprofessional. That's got to effect the results. Ick. I'm interested in herbs for DH, too, so if I find anything out, I'll let you know.
LindsayDawn, I actually tested this morning because I'm 13DPO and I don't know how long its been since I've seen a 13DPO!! BFN though. Should have known because I have backache and I never had backache the cycles I was pg. But I am so so so super-excited about my LP!!
AFM, I'm in the middle of a 21-day cleanse diet, so nothing but veggies and protein shakes for me these days. I'm doing ok with that, except that I haven't lost any more weight :( I need to lose 75 pounds to be in a decent range of a healthy BMI, and having cut my calories to 1400-1600 per day and not seeing any results is FRUSTRATING! I just want a freakin' cracker! lol! Will talk to the naturopath about it today. Hopefully we can do something to boost the burn.
Can you add me to waiting to "O". My hubby and I, after trying not to conceive naturally for 3years now, are going to start trying this month. We have three children already DS 6.5yo, DD almost 5, DD 3.... It seems kind of crazy but we never thought we were done... just needed a long break! I think making a baby should be fun after avoiding it for so long! Good luck to you all!
Not sure when to test next- I'm thinking I'll hold off as long as possible (which for me, will likely be tomorrow morning...lol)
I'm wondering about prenatals now. I'm taking the nature made prenatal with dha, but it's got some scary chemicals and dyes in it, so I want to switch to either the new chapter or garden of life prenatals, and getting a separate omega/dha supplement?
What do you ladies think about prenatals in general? What sort of supplements are you taking?
I take the Rainbow Light Prenatals Ones-the ones you only have to take once a day. I also take B6, B12, and sometimes garlic.
I can't afford the fancy stuff, I've been on Prenatals since 2006, so I just take the cheapie brand.
Meagan, are you taking the B vitamins for any other reason- are you veggie?
No I was taking the B6 to increase my cm quality/amount and the B12 is something I have been taking since high school.