It's been a few days because I've given up posting on this site on my phone and I haven't had much of a chance to sit down with the laptop...but I've been reading and keeping up to date with all of you.
I also apologize that I can't properly tag people anymore. I used to be able to just start typing a name and it would give me a list to click on the member I wanted to quote. It doesn't do it anymore so I'm not sure how to do it anymore. I'm NOT good with technology.
- So glad your ovaries look good! That's great news. Always good to get some positive news to keep you motivated to continue. Sounds like your doc thinks you just need more time...which is good (and probably annoying because it's tough to think something must be wrong for it not to be working...at least I always think that. But I'm totally worst-case-scenario girl and have to try really hard not to be).
- had to laugh about your nurse. I always want to know what's going on with my body and do a ton of research about anything, so it hasn't been an isolated experience when I've gone in to appts knowing more than my health care provider. It's scary when I think "wow, I am the expert around here
???" Not very comforting, but it's definitely great to feel empowered knowing what's going on with your body. I've talked to so many women since reading TCOYF and charting/BBT, and they all just look at me confused. This should be required reading for young women so they understand what is happening with their bodies. Everyone just goes through life having no clue about their bodies and taking whatever their Dr. says as truth. I'm sure we've all dealt with Dr.s who seem to have no clue what they're talking about.
- I've been following your test results and thinking good thoughts for you!!! I really hope this works out! The lines still look nice and dark to me. I'll continue to send good thoughts your way.
- I haven't even tried to give up coffee yet. I usually have one large cup each day. I will definitely give it up if I get a BFP but I don't know if I will before then. I feel like I'm giving up so much in my quest TTC, but if I give up everything I like and then don't get pregnant, I can see how I might get resentful. I'm still drinking a little wine too. We're only 6 cycles in to TTC, so maybe as time goes by I'll start giving up more and more, we'll see what happens. Good for you for giving it a try now.
- So scary about what happened in your area. We just had a school shooting at one of the universities in Seattle (might have been on the news). I just have to try not to think about that stuff, it's too scary and overwhelming. Seems like the world is going crazy.
- Glad you're hubby is more willing to take it easy and not try to avoid. I think it's scary for men because they feel strongly about being able to provide, and they want to be in the perfect place to bring a child into the world (probably a generalization but mine is that way). I definitely had to push the "there is NO perfect time, there will always be something, and no matter what it is, we will figure it out". If we waited to be rich to have a baby, it would never, ever happen. My husband and I also have very different views about money. I just care about being happy and being able to pay bills, he wants no debt, to be very financially comfortable, to have investments, etc etc. I think somewhere in the middle is the probably just fine.
- Hope you got your positive OPK! I'm hopefully right behind you!
- Hope you got some good baby cuddles!! Some friends of mine have a 4 month old who is the most adorable thing. I try and see him and smush his little cheeks every chance I get.
- Interesting article. I imagine every possible condition could change sperm slightly, but I know soooo many people with spring/early summer bdays, seems like those summer sperm were doing just fine.
We should definitely be rooting on those summer sperm in this thread right now! haha
AFM- I can't remember what I last posted here so I apologize if I repeat anything. We got hubby's SA results back. Everything was normal except his sperm count was off the charts high (yay!): 334 mil...normal range 60-200, but the volume was really low: .4ml (normal 2-5). He was telling me it had to be fluke because he noticed how little there was and he was in a rush trying to give the sample before work and rush it w/in 30 min to the lab. Rather than freak out, we decided to just try again at home under better circumstances...since volume is the only thing in the SA that you can actually check at home. I have a few of those cups to pee in for the OPKs that have measurements on the side. Anyway...so the at-home repeat test was 4-5ml, so totally normal. So, I'm super relieved that hubby is good to go (better than good) in his dept. Now, if only my body would cooperate. I'm currently cd10 and just chugging along. Started my fertility monitor and OPKs, nothing yet, but it's pretty early. Really hoping since I stopped the B6 that I'll ovulate on a normal schedule...no more of this cd25 crap I hope. We shall see! My temps have been abnormally high for pre-o for me, so not sure what's up with that, but they are still below 98 which is kind of my normal pre-O/post-O line. I've been running 97.7/97.8 ish when normally it's in the lower 97s. I get quite a bit of fluctuation in general though so I'm not too worried about it. Hubby has an overnight bachelor party to go to tonight and we'll probably need to start getting busy tomorrow night. I've vowed every other day no matter what because I don't want to think we missed the window. Last month we took a 4 day break after I thought I O'd but then it turned out I hadn't and I was so mad at myself. I wish my charts were better...half the time I'm not even positive if I O'd or not. Anyway...crossing my fingers.
Hope you all are having a lovely Saturday!