Originally Posted by discalceata
Hello all! I'm back from a glorious week in the woods, sleeping in a lovely yurt under the stars and the trees, doing some wine tasting, hiking, playing Yahtzee in the breeze naked with my husband all day, and working diligently to make a baby! I ovulated on my 35th birthday, got two separate and strong surges of LH, and my temperature shot up by a full point and stayed there for the last few days. Monday I'll get my progesterone tested and the Monday after that, I should know! I hope I got a baby for my birthday!
But either way, it was a seriously lovely week. I needed that. I don't know where I left my stress but I looked around my apartment and I can't find it now.
Off to read the thread and catch up on y'all's news!
...seriously sounds like an awesome way to spend the weekend and I'm having a hard time not being envious. It just sounds sooo relaxing, trying not to picture it, lol. spending a weekend like yours, full of baby makin, and..., could it be more perfect? Fx for you, don't think youll need them though. The stress relief alone was worth it.
...picture progression looks beautiful....still keeping some hope that I'll get to cautiously cross the magic threshold with you. Keep us posted!!!
...getting ready? good? I'm quite the procrastinator myself and have a hard time staying focused once I finally get motivated, double whammy, I am trying to get the house organixed though. We have so much stuff that its hard to deal with, three households full, and getting DH to part with anything is like prying a favorite toy from a child...next to impossible and not at all pleasant. organizing is my big thing though, I b=need some sense of peace from the chaos of "stuff". FX crossed for you.
...you must have one of the tidiest homes on town, could you rub off on me a bit please. Or maybe I could borrow some of your focus and organizational skills. Keep yourself busy though, Pamper yourself a bit too, a massage maybe, bubble bath, something special that makes you feel good...days of pampering might be more challenging in your very near future : ))
...DH's head is getting better...and I'm becoming a bit bolder in "fixing his glitches" lately. Please forgive me if I missed something while I was clearing my head, but I thought congratulations were in order for you...I'm sorry, I've read back and can't find anything... but I hope all is going well for you.
...hope you are doing well and really hope that those herbs your neuropath had lying around are working well for you and will soon bring you your answers!
,,,((hugs))) It will be your month Soon.
...I'm happy to hear that you aren't letting your setback stand in your way. I'm impressed at how you seem to barrel through whatever challenges or curveballs come your way. I'm sorry your family vacation in OC was interrupted by the stress and running around. I have many fond memories of family vacations in OC...it sure has changes a lot since I was a kiddo...the crowds...Since I now live over the northern state line I've recently been introduced to the Jersey beaches, major taboo words growing up, but honestly...some of the small towns are awesome and so family friendly. The roads aren't clogged with people who shouldn't be driving and not paying attention to people on bikes...I loved OC and the surrounding small towns are great but the crowds have made me love the Jersey small towns on the shore, Riding bikes with little ones are safe, the beaches are awesome...the sandbars go forever with plenty of gentle surf for little ones to safely play in. Anyway...I'm not trying to sell you on a trip , I'm actually taking a break from planning out last minute/great price vacation now. If you'd like some ideas for adorable very family friendly areas to check out please let me know. depending in where you live, the milage is actually shorter from MD to the Jersey beaches than to the MD shore. Sorry so off topic...just want to let you know that I admire your strength and taking the many unexpected obstacles in stride. FX that the IVF is gentle on you and first time does the trick.
So sorry if I missed anyone, I'm sure I did, but wanted to catch up a bit.
AFM...I'm 16 DPO, CD32
Yep another update on my status, I actually had a very positive test that skeptical DH even confirmed, Took a more expensive brand test on Friday evening and I could tilt and squint a line, but DH saw nothing. He suggested that maybe the sample wasn't as concentrated...I don't even want to mention what the other option may be. I'm not giving up hope yet. I'm on day 32, longest my cycle ever is, AF is nowhere to be seen and my symptoms that brought my wonderful DS are still strong. So saying prayers, and trusting His timeline. I tried to share the pics of the good tests, couldn't figure it out,,,Frustrating!
Just in case... anyone have any experience using the concieveeasy.com products. They have a starter kit that has 2 months worth of various supplements, 20 "free" ovulation or pregnancy tests(or split 50/50), Basal thermometer...just pay $6 or$10 S $ H, send back empty supplement containers and no obligation to purchase anything else. I've been known to be a sucker, so I try to be very thorough. Thought I'd check if anyone had any experience? Thanks.
Back to planning for me...sleep is calling me though...It was great to catch up a bit!!! Sleep well all!!!
Happy Birthday again Discalceata....I bet your still smiling from that Birthday weekend!!! I may have to share the idea with DH, we have a 1\2 year anniversary coming up...not something I usually pay attention to but any excuse to "play, au naturel in the woods"...Heck who needs an excuse??? LOL