Winter, yaaaaaaaaaay! Good luck to you! Have fun. ;-)
scjp, Good luck to you HOWEVER it works out. It's hard to not be totally on the same page as your partner . . .
Thanks for the welcome, and congrats on the BFP. I thought this would be a good group to join, because I dont want to obsess, because its stressful. I want to enjoy TTC like I did when I conceived my daughter, and for the first bit when we tried for baby #2. I have been spotting for a few days, and I hope thats just my body figuring things out.
Sorry for the quietness, I have been lurking and following you all.
I got the results of my fertility tests today- blood tests at day 2 and 21. All results are good :-) just waiting for DH's speem test (bless him, he survived!). Doctor things everything is normal and no reason we can't get pregnant :-) such a relief. She is going to refer us to the fertility clinic so we can start down the process, but thinks it will happen naturally before then. I think she thinks I'm a bit barmy with my temping, charts and OPK!! Still it's lovely to know everything is working as it should.
How are you doing today?
Mountainmama - Welcome! This is a lovely bunch of ladies. I hope your spotting is your body finding its natural rhythm.
AFM - 7dpo. Trying hard to stay sane. I'm on progesterone supps, so symptom spotting is not allowed. Not that I feel anything anyway. I just really want this cycle to work.
So I forgot your temp rises the day After you O, not the day of O....and my temp did rise today, so I'm sure that I O'd yesterday. Dp came home and we bd today, which is 1 day after O, and going by the timings that I had (quite painful this month!) O pains, it looks like we bd 19 hours after O......which is not the best if the egg has 12-24 hours fertile, because the sperm also has to swim up and meet it and I have no idea how long that takes! But maybe they had less far to travel to reach it as 19 hours after O maybe the egg was moving down nearer to the uterus by then, so less distance for the sperm to travel??
Glad it is all done now and I can relax for a while and try not to worry about it being too late to have worked
Hoping timing is going well for you all this cycle.
pepperedmoth - Congratulations!
oxford - I'm glad everything seems to be working right for you. I'm not sure whether we're all incredibly tuned into ourselves or barmy for this whole temping thing, myself!
CD 21 for me. I think that I ovulated yesterday (or maybe sometime today), but my temp doesn't reflect it yet (which I suppose it wouldn't if it was today, but my temp rise came a day after I thought I ovulated last month, too). But maybe it didn't happen yet, as usually once O passes I'm not remotely in the mood for BD for a while, and I still am. No positive OPK yet.
I'm not feeling fabulous about my chances in general, but I think I'm ok with that. I never really pictured having more than three up until a year ago when it suddenly seemed right. I had major baby rabies then, but less so now. I wish it was possible to go back to "not trying, not avoiding", and just let things happen as they do, whether it's now or in 5 years, but the only time in my sexually active life when I wasn't questioning whether I might be pregnant was, ironically, the half-year or so before #3 was an oops. So I'm not sure that getting off the TTC-train is going to actually help my stress levels any). And all the BD is good for our relationship.
I tried to make yogurt starter today (we suddenly have a gallon of goat milk a day that we need to make use of), but the powdered culture was nearly a year past the best-by date, and I don't think it worked right, though I suppose I'll give it a try tomorrow anyways. The weird part of it is that it came out quite a bit sweeter than when I started. Not tart at all, and it didn't really set up. I think it's safe, but I don't think it'll make anything even vaguely resembling yogurt. I guess I'll try a batch tomorrow, and if it doesn't work, I'll make the rest into no-sugar-added ice cream. It's really that sweet. I can't remember what happened with the stuff I made last year - I didn't make very much yogurt before the dehydrator we were using for temperature control broke. Sorry, random babbling!
DS born 6/03, DD1 born 9/06, DD2 born 10/10, DD3 born 4/14.
And of course a big congratulations to pepperedmoth!!
Me(29) + DH(29) married 8.2010 | MC 4.2013 | Expecting #1 2.2014
Ocelot- home made yogurt, wow! You are creative, even if it is sweet :-)
Oasis- lovely to hear from you! How are you getting on?
Mama blue- 7 days have flown by (but maybe not for you!) I laughed that you were posting from the couch after your treatment! Fingers, knees and ankles crossed for you. Just remember quite how many sperm they used, that's a lot of contenders!!
I think I o'd yesterday and we got a nicely timed BD in last night. That's O and -2, I will take that! Ocelot, I think we are cycle buddies this month. How long is your usual LP? Mine is around 14 days.
Chuord- how are you doing my dear?
Fx to you all!
So go with romance, candle and chilling chuord ;-)
Well, tested this morning, 11 DPO, BFN. I know it's not over until it's over, but I'm not feeling optimistic. Pretty terrible PMS this month already. And since this will be the last cycle we're trying in for a few years... I'm feeling pretty sad about this. Waiting was my idea, but I'm worried that if it's not now, it's not ever. I just wish there was magical child care solutions that would let us do this now rather than wait.
Oh well. I have a bunch of dollar store tests and am just going to test every morning until AF shows. I have an appt on the 30th for an IUD, so I'll at least have some closure for a while.
(Bad, bad attitude about it all today. Sometimes I hate being a grownup.)
Oxford thanks, just wa waiting game now while it bakes...or not lol
I'm just chilling at 3DPO today feeling cautiously optimistic. Sorry I forgot who it was who said their doctor told them bd on the day After O as well as before, so that sounds like I may have a definite chance as that is the only day we managed to do it this time.
Do I have a cycle buddy?
PrimalJoy - I hate the time of month when I'm pretty sure I'm out but it's too early to officially move on!
My chart this month is so different in appearance from last month's that I half wish I could keep charting another few months to see if there's a pattern, like if it varies consistently based on which ovary is dominant that month. But I don't wish it enough to try to avoid for the sake of science, especially since the next few months are my ideal timing.
DS born 6/03, DD1 born 9/06, DD2 born 10/10, DD3 born 4/14.
AFM - 9dpIUI. I feel nothing. No extra CM, magic prickly cramps, nothing. Feeling kinda sad that I'm out, but I have no reason to feel that way yet. I'm not going to test until my DH goes to work on Monday (12dpo), that way I can work mentally through it before I talk to him.
Again thanks for the welcome. I spotted for like 4 days in a row so I just counted the first day as CD1 on FF just to have a starting point because its been so long since I charted. I dont temp. I just go by CM and CP. I used to temp and my CM patterns seem to follow my temp patterns pretty well, so I just dropped the temping. Here is hoping my body is just as consistent. I am taking vitex like 3 times a day and I think its helping. I think if I should actually get pregnant I will take it throughout the first trimester. I have been thinking about things. I dont think I will test until I am actually late, but maybe that will all go out the window.
Primal, 11 DPO is not out, but I know if I test that early I would test everyday as well.
3dpo over here and all calm. DH got his test results back and all normal. It is touching how relieved he was, this really us a masculinity issue for them. Bless.
Hope all is well?
Primal- that's still early. Hang in there!
Marquess- sorry to hear your struggling with timing. This getting pregnant thing seems so much more difficult than it should be.
Mountain- it sounds like your zen is fully intact. Keep your calm and we will all watch your story :-)
Mama blue- stay positive, there could be a little one there now, growing quietly and waiting to meet you. Let us know how your testin goes. I am cheering you on so loudly I'm surprised you can't hear from there!
Chuord- we seem to have got a spell of your weather. Sunny little England is around 30 degrees everyday at the moment, it's wonderful. My body is loving the bright daylight an vitamin D. Hope you are doing ok my friend.
Baby dust to all!
AFM - 10dpIUI. Yesterday afternoon I foolishly tested with a FRER and it was a BFN. I don't know what I was thinking by doing that. It promptly took the wind out of my sails, even though I tested too early. I've had intermittent AF type cramps since mid-day yesterday. This is normal pre-AF stuff for me. I even thought I saw the lightest bit of spotting last night. Again, normal. I'm hoping there's implantation going on in there, but it sure does feel like AF is on her way. I hate the TWW.
Sorry I hear you are having a difficult TWW. You may not have implanted yet though :-) did you say you usually have spotting that early? u am really hoping that its a little one burrowing in! Take a look in the FF gallery at all the pregnant women who ha a negative before a big fat positive. I am watching your story mamblue and cheering you on every step of the way. Big hugs!
Mama blue - fx for you lady... It will happen soon
Hi everyone else
Afm - back to Darwin today for more r&r while dh works and rests with me... I'm totally out this month, and have been enjoying the lack of stress...
I read something today that gave me hope regarding my timing this cycle, it said once the sperm are inside they can take 1-12 hours to reach the egg, the fastest strongest sperm can reach the egg in 1 hour! and my egg had maybe 5 hours left of viability before it's 24 hours were up once the sperm were in, so hoping there was a strong fast swimming one!
Hello all! We're hoping that this cycle we finally get it. I'm scheduled to O in3 days but I've been feeling some mild cramping and nausea since Saturday so I'm thinking I maybe O'ing now. I took an ovulation test on Saturday and it came back negative so I will test again tomorrow to see what our window is looking like.
We DTD on Saturday morning and will go for every other day this week. Hopefully one of those little swimmers will make it to the egg. I'm really hoping and praying this is the month. Come on baby, come on!
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