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jenjy 09-30-2013 10:02 PM

October 2013


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.


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jenjy 09-30-2013 10:10 PM

Welcome to October, everyone!  This thread has had a lot of BFPs lately!  Let's keep it up!!


delightedbutterfly, THANK YOU for being such a fantastic threadkeeper!   :love

delightedbutterfly 09-30-2013 10:21 PM

YAY! Thanks for taking over! Here's hoping for another BIG month of BFP's!!!!

scjp1109 10-01-2013 03:58 AM

Hope this is the month for us all!!!!

WifeofAnt 10-01-2013 06:06 AM

This is going to be the month for us. I have no doubt about it. This month is just too awesome to pass up, ending the first trimester right around Christmas and all. Mid-July only holds two other family birthdays, both adults. If we don't get pregnant this month (its gonna be this month, I swear!) then we have to stop TTC for a while because I am not having another August baby in the family. There are already at least 5 children's birthdays in August alone.

AF is still kind of light but I'm going to attribute that to coming off of Depo Provera. At least having AF in the right time frame means its likely I may have ovulated at the end of my last injection. I'm *probably* not going to start ovulating and stop again. I don't know when it'll happen but if I'm 10 DPO or more, I'm totally POAS on Halloween.

delightedbutterfly 10-01-2013 07:19 AM

I'm with you WifeofAnt! I think I just O'd two days ago on CD10 again and it looks like our timing was pretty much perfect! It would give me a mid-late June DD and since I wanted to avoid July and Aug I am happy! Now to just wait and see wink1.gif I don't know what I'm going to do about trying the next couple months though...

Oh and seems like my Dr is pregnant and going on Mat leave in Dec. I am really upset at our Dr situation right now and she was the only one I wanted to deliver me, in fact at our first meeting she said she only felt comfortable with herself and one other doc delivering me based on preferences and such. Now we have a huge doctor shortage (we just lost like 8 docs in the last couple months) and not only can you not get in to see your doctor but they are changing the way you are delivered to whomever is on call... I know this is normal in other areas, but it wasn't here until recently. We have no midwives here, I think we are five hours from the closest ones and 18 hours drive from my previous ones greensad.gif

We do have doulas though, and regardless of when we get pregnant and who we have as a doctor, I will be hiring one!

Katemonster128 10-01-2013 07:29 AM

Keep the BFP trend going.  Waiting to O here :)  Praying this is our month!

scjp1109 10-01-2013 07:43 AM

I'm waiting to ovulate too I'm on cycle day 10 and we are just gonna dtd every other day and see what happens lol smile.gif

Katemonster128 10-01-2013 07:59 AM

AF winding down here.  That is pretty much our plan too.  I think I ovulate later than I thought and that is why we have not had success.  Taking Vitex and B6 too.  Best of luck everyone!

WifeofAnt 10-01-2013 08:04 AM

Delightedbutterfly - I'm not sure about getting a doula this time (I had one last time and she didn't show up until the very end, still upset, I practically paid her $150/hr for all the time she actually spent with me) but I *really* want to get into one of the local birth centers. I still have to make the call to see if they take my insurance though, we're on Tricare Reserve and its not one that is commonly listed although I think it might still go through regular Tricare. I'm pretty sure at least one of the centers is listed on our insurance website though. I'm really excited. We had to use a hospital last time so I didn't go in until I was in transition. My doctor was supposed to be there but he had too many patients go into labor at the same time, in two different hospitals. They still cut DS's cord immediately to take him off for suctioning since he passed meconium (it wasn't even on his upper body, fools, how would it get in his mouth?). Other than that and the b**ch nurse who tried to "help" me breastfeed, it was pretty nice.

Anyway, AF has picked up. Its odd to think that a heavier flow is a good thing but it reassures me that I had some kind of lining. Out with the old! Fertility Friend thinks I'll ovulate sometime between the 13th and 19th. The later dates are more likely and will give me Halloween as a possible test date. I also got tired of searching for a due date calculator so I downloaded a free app that is one of those pregnancy wheels. I can put in Day 1 (CD 1), DOC (date of conception), LMP (listed as last missed period on the app), or EDD (estimated due date) and get any of the other dates along with the traditional time frames for any prenatal testing and stuff like that. Saves me a lot of time imagining what my pregnancy calendar is going to look like, haha.

ecnarwold 10-01-2013 08:09 AM

Can you add me to the Waiting to Know (2ww) list? I'm 10 dpo today, and got a BFN, but I'm feeling pregnant, so I'm really hoping for a BFP in the next few days! I'm happy to join this group!

Katemonster128 10-01-2013 08:25 AM

Don't get me started on b*tch nurses who try to "help"!

Water Mama 10-01-2013 08:26 AM

I have an update: I got my first smiley face on the digital OPK yesterday afternoon and this morning as well.


Also, I started cramping this morning so I am pretty certain I am Ovulating today--do you start to cramp right as the egg releases? (I am making a "timeline" chart of the sperm's life, the LH surge, and the egg release to visualize what is going on this month.


Might as well move me to the Waiting to know (2WW) group now. Really hoping this is the month!!!!


Good luck everyone!!

rosie2727 10-01-2013 08:32 AM

Still waiting to O! I'm on CD 5 now so I still have over a week to wait!! Just forming my game plan. Think we're gonna just DTD every other day starting on CD 11-17...then prob on 18 for good measure! Good luck everyone!! Try to stay positive!!

WifeofAnt 10-01-2013 10:16 AM

Originally Posted by Katemonster128 View Post

Don't get me started on b*tch nurses who try to "help"!
She left about a half hour after that but she was grabbing DS's head like a softball and trying to force him onto the breast. I got a MUCH better nurse in the postpartum area but that first one shouldn't be working with babies for sure!

delightedbutterfly 10-01-2013 11:36 AM

I am just wistful as I had had such a great experience with my midwife last time after such a horrible Dr/hospital experience with my first. My worries are not about having a Dr or hospital birth, my worries are that *I* won't be listened to. And while my DH is a great guy, he's not always on the ball when it comes to reading my mind so to say. I've heard great things about the Doula's here so I'm hopeful. We have a brand new hospital and the mat ward says it's a "birthing center" but there's no midwives here and we're in a very "mainstream" small town. I have a feeling that I will have to do a lot of advocating for my rights here depending on the doctor I end up with. While I would love to have *my* doctor back from her mat leave by the time I have the baby, I'm also not willing to put off TTCing for that to happen.

I only just found out she was pregnant and going on mat leave. She has obviously been able to hide it well. I am going to try and make an appointment with her in Nov or Dec(she's booked solid for Oct and may be away in Nov) for a med refill and discussion of options.

WifeofAnt 10-01-2013 12:21 PM

I've heard of some people having luck getting their birth plan signed and added to their chart. I don't remember if mine was signed but it was in my chart. Just keep it as simple as possible or it becomes TLDR (too long, didn't read). I need to find mine and rewrite it. Not that much is changing, haha.

louloudeer 10-01-2013 12:57 PM

Hi all! Hope everyone is doing well! Everything had been CrAzY for me with work the last couple weeks but I just wanted to check in! AF showed up Thursday night for me! I'm really glad I have been so busy! If someone could move me to Waiting to O I would appreciate it! smile.gif good luck and baby dust all! wink1.gif

siuann 10-01-2013 01:56 PM

I'm just checking in as well. FF moved my o date after I put in todays temp. It was moved from day sixteen to day eighteen. So aggravating! We dtd on cd sixteen so I'm hoping that we caught the egg. Not feeling too positive tho. We've had this happen before and no luck. if I don't get prego this month it'll put me at six months of trying.... ARG!! Also if I need them next month I'm gonna invest in some opks. Any suggestions on brands? I'm trying to stay hopeful but its hard.

Water Mama 10-01-2013 02:07 PM

I have used Clear Blue Easy digital OPK's for the past two months. They are very accurate. From my research I have found that it is best to test twice a day. You should try to wait 3 hours after peeing before testing (so it's not diluted). Also, sometimes first pee is too concentrated which is why it is best to test twice a day. I love seeing the smiley face two tests in a row. Good luck!

WifeofAnt 10-01-2013 04:18 PM

Suiann & Everyone Because This Is Just So Important - They say DTD on the day of ovulation itself is actually too late because it takes the sperm too long to swim and that DTD 2 days prior is actually the BEST day if you want to conceive, with the day immediately before ovulation coming in for a close second. (Ov-Watch says there's a only a 5% chance on the day of ovulation but a 26% chance from the day before and a 28% chance for two days before.)  In fact, it may even be too late if you wait for an OPK to turn positive before you DTD because many women have their surge within the 24 hours before ovulation (past the "best chance" window). You absolutely *need* to have sperm waiting and ready in the fallopian tubes before the egg is released for a realistic chance of conception.

rosie2727 10-01-2013 05:04 PM

I know it can vary from woman to woman, but I agree with wifeofant!! And when I was trying to get preg with 1st DD, my fertility doc said same thing about OPK's...sometimes it's too late if you wait for +OPK! He told me the ship was sailing without us! We started trying a few days earlier in my cycle and were preg within a couple of months...after 10 months of already trying diligently!

southbaymama 10-01-2013 05:33 PM

Hi Ladies, I've been trying to stay off this forum for my own sanity! Congrats to everyone on all the BFP's in September! I hope Octobers the lucky month for all of us! I'm on cycle day 29, I have been meaning to update telling everyone that my cycle temps seem completely wacky and I don't know when or if I ovulated. Despite the temps and negative OPK's I couldn't resist testing in the morning for the last few days! Tested this morning and thought it was a BFN then when I looked at the test this afternoon I saw the faintest of pos.gif! I retested this evening and got a squinter within the time limit!



I'm trying to not get too excited because it's so early and the test is an internet strip. I have one more internet test and a digital that my friend gave me. I'm trying to resist the urge to POAS but I really want to go buy a FRER to confirm it. Do ladies see the line? Do you think it is too early to get a positive with the Digital? I don't want to waste $$ on more tests when I might have a baby on the way!


p.s. I also posted this in September's forum then I realized it's October already! 

WifeofAnt 10-01-2013 05:57 PM

southbaymama - Maybe I'm really good at squinting but I can totally see that line. I got my BFP on a ClearBlue Easy Digital at 10 DPO with DS and, looking back, I think my line was lighter even than yours (on a FRER)! I would totally take the digital tomorrow morning.


AFM - I am totally bored. CD 2, what else is there to do? I've already purchased far too many pregnancy tests (I have 3 ClearBlue digitals and 3 FRERs hidden in my dresser), figured out the dates I will probably be fertile, figured out the range of dates my due date would fall into, contemplated how/when we're going to "break the news", and even bought some candles in hopes that some 'wish power' can help us get a little girl :goodvibesstork-girl.gif. I nearly bought some pink burp cloths today (they were on clearance!) but I stopped myself. I can probably just use my old prefolds. I figured out the math and it'll cost me *far* more to use the laundromat here than it will cost to buy plain Babies R Us disposables when they go on sale (size 1 are on sale for 11.1 cents a piece at my local Toys R Us, a single load of laundry is $3.25). My parents are moving so I even had to go pick up our old baby gear from their old house. I'm going to be washing and reassembling the jumper seat, infant car seat (doesn't expire until 2016 so we're cool), bouncer, and the seat portion of the baby swing tomorrow.


Final question: What do you do with your pregnancy tests when you get pregnant? Do you wait until after the first trimester and give them away?

rosie2727 10-01-2013 06:09 PM

southbaymama, how long are your cycles usually? Or are they regular?

NaturallyMo 10-01-2013 06:15 PM

Are we really in October?? Have I really been on this thread since early spring (April??) Sheesh! Well, anyway, we are still waiting to see what's what over here. I suppose not getting pregnant at this moment isn't a bad thing since I am furloughed from work until God knows when. I'm not stressing because I know it will be worked out soon so for now I will just relax. AF is due in about 5 days so we'll see if she makes an appearance. If not, I guess I'll test and see what happens. 



Let's keep up the trend of BFPs to everyone. I love hearing/reading such wonderfully happy news.

southbaymama 10-01-2013 06:39 PM

My cycles aren't normally clockwork around 32-36 days. My last few have been a bit crazy lately, I only started temping this month. Here is my chart:

rosie2727 10-01-2013 07:49 PM

Originally Posted by southbaymama View Post

My cycles aren't normally clockwork around 32-36 days. My last few have been a bit crazy lately, I only started temping this month. Here is my chart:
I don't know what to make of that either, but I haven't looked at a chart in 12 years! They say you O around 14 days before AF is expected to arrive. So based on 32-36 day cycle you "should O" around CD18-22. Looks like you could have O'd around day range, and puts you at 9DPO...I'd def take another test ASAP! It could answer your question!! Keep us posted!

WifeofAnt 10-01-2013 07:53 PM

Originally Posted by southbaymama View Post

My cycles aren't normally clockwork around 32-36 days. My last few have been a bit crazy lately, I only started temping this month. Here is my chart:

That's not ovulatory. I'm not sure any of your charts are that I can see (July-September).

jenjy 10-01-2013 08:34 PM

updated to here (I think:dizzy).  If I have anyone in the wrong place, let me know :innocent 

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