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02-10-2013 07:26 PM
prescottchels

The new thread is up http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1374345/a-saner-ttc-the-snow-moon

02-09-2013 01:26 PM
prescottchels

So what are you all up to this weekend? It's snowy and cold here and it's after 2pm and I'm still in my jammies watching TV on hulu and crunching numbers for taxes.

It's CD 15 and the closest to a positive OPK was CD 11 (but I'm not sure, cuz this is the 1st cycle I've ever used them), and/but I'm still testing and we're still BDing lol DP is bound & determined orngbiggrin.gif  I had bodywork this past week, which I do regularly, and my friend was so confused by the differences in my body that she told me to POAS, again, cuz to her hands I felt pg. It was negative. eyesroll.gif and of course we're still trying, so I feel like I'm straddling some weird limbo land...and wondering if I should get a different brand of hpt or if my mind is just sooooo powerful that I'm manifesting big changes in my body cuz I want to be pg so bad dizzy.gif

02-07-2013 07:54 PM
mamacatsbaby Aww, don't beat yourself up too much LilyKay. Kids are funny. We'll be playing some game or another with the kids, they're especially fond of rough and tumble tackling games, and they'll be going nuts with laughter and having a great time. Then boom, somebody gets pushed or something one time to many or when he doesn't want to and the tears and fighting start duh.gif . I think they do it to make us feel guilty winky.gif .
02-07-2013 12:12 AM
LilyKay
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lol.gif That's too funny about your DD LilyKay! I love playing little games like that with my boys smile.gif.

 

Yup I LOVE tricks and sneaking up on her... this time it did not end well! I sneaked on her while she was on the potty and I think the mud was starting to dry up and it looked weird. She flipped out and started crying. I felt so bad so I wanted to comfort her but she did not want me anywhere near. DP was quite upset with me. I washed it off immediately and then all was good, she was happy again. Mother of the year award here please!

02-06-2013 08:46 PM
Xerxella Revolting!!!!! I'm so happy for you!!!! Sending lots of sticky vibes your way!!!!
02-06-2013 12:42 PM
mamacatsbaby lol.gif That's too funny about your DD LilyKay! I love playing little games like that with my boys smile.gif.
02-06-2013 11:06 AM
LilyKay

prescottchels - Go for it! That's how we got pregnant the first time by mistake, oh those baby-free days orngbiggrin.gif

 

In funny news, I'm sitting here with a face mud mask and it is completely freaking DD out. She keeps coming to check on my face while keeping her distance so I making a funny face at her  and she runs away shouting "Aaaaaah"! Some times I can't help being mischievous with her biggrinbounce.gif

02-06-2013 09:35 AM
JustJenny

Congrats Revolting!! dust.gif Sending magic sticky dust your way joy.gif

02-06-2013 09:19 AM
prescottchels

LilyKay-so glad you're feeling better!! Sometimes our Spirits are more willing than our tired bodies lol but we don't have kiddos yet to wear us out or otherwise distract us from BDing and we want that SO much! lol.gif

 

Revolting!! So So excited for you!! Yahooooo!! love.gif

 

I think I had a positive OPK last night, but it wasn't much different looking than the 2 lines I'd already been getting (1 dark test line, and 1 lighter-which is sposed to be a neg result) Last night both lines seemed the same color... shrug.gif but I took it and then forgot about it for like an hour, guess I'll do it again today and see what happens...

02-06-2013 07:21 AM
mamacatsbaby joy.gif That's awesome news revolting! So happy for you! Healthy, sticky baby dust.gif to you! I hope the next nine months are the most uneventful of your life nod.gif

LilyKay: I'm feeling a general tiredness but I haven't had the 7-8 PM passouts the last couple of nights lol.gif . I have begun not being able to sleep though nut.gif . 11 DPO privateeyes.gif . I'm glad you're feeling better and that AF hurried it up! fingersx.gif this is your cycle! coolshine.gif
02-06-2013 06:38 AM
LilyKay

oops - I double posted and I don't know how to delete this one...

02-06-2013 06:32 AM
LilyKay

revolting -joy.gifjoy.gifAwesome! Sending sticky dust your wayjoy.gifjoy.gifgoodvibes.gif

02-06-2013 05:56 AM
revolting

I got my bfp! Thanks for all the kind words, ladies. Praying that this is a sticky one!
 

02-05-2013 11:56 PM
LilyKay

revolting - goodvibes.gif Best of luck! Hope this is the month!

prescottchels - lol.gif Wish we had your energy! 

 

mamacatsbaby - still feeling wiped out in the evening?

 

AFM - I'm happy today! It's been a while since I got excited about AF arriving but it did this morning. Shortest cycle ever (22 days). Now I'm feeling 90% recovered from the flu, I'm putting that weird cycle behind me and hoping this is the month!  The only problem now is if I do get pregnant and it is anything like the last time, I'll be comatose during my brother's wedding... but I don't care. I want a baby!

02-05-2013 05:57 PM
mamacatsbaby ROTFLMAO.gif What your DP said, that's absolutely something me or my DH would have said and we'd be the only ones who got it lol.gif .
02-05-2013 10:36 AM
prescottchels

goodvibes.gif om.gif   dust.gif lotsa good stuff coming your way Revolting!! love.gif

 

 

 

It's CD 11 today and O hasn't shown up yet on my OPK's so we're havin' fun BD'ing everyday. My thinking is BD til O shows up on a stick and for another day or 2 and then stop, if ya want winky.gif

Last night we had dinner kind of late so we watched a little tv, after 2 shows DP said, "I'm really full, but I want a baby..." headscratch.gif  lol that took me a minute to unwind in my head.  I was expecting the rest of the sentence to be I'm really full, but I want chocolate or something like that...But the actual meaning was...I'm really full, perhaps too full to comfortably BD, but I'll put that aside so we can make a baby-Love him. 

 

 

02-05-2013 06:13 AM
revolting

John - Woo hoo!!!

JustJenny - That sucks. Hugs!

Fertility signs - I actually knew about these as a teen. I didn't use it (and also wasn't super responsible as a teen), but I was aware of it. I'll teach it to my daughter, but I'd be supportive of her using the pill, too.

 

13dpo. Meant to test yesterday and today, but a congested preschooler not sleeping well kept me awake enough that I peed several times during the night and figured that it'd probably be negative either way. I'm hoping to test tomorrow and not obsess today. Once I drop the eldest off at school, the youngest and I will head off to the library and go sledding!

02-04-2013 01:18 PM
mamacatsbaby Oh! Forgot to say sorry that you missed the eggy LilyKay. What rotten timing!
02-04-2013 01:16 PM
mamacatsbaby
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Oh yeah, God forbid we enjoy our sexuality and actually learn something useful! Instead of grossing us out with pictures of STD's how 'bout a lengthy month on fertility awareness. SO much more important. Using fear to motivate instead of information... eyesroll.gif
Using fear instead of information seems to be a running theme everywhere for everything duh.gif .

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I remember when I learned about fertility awareness my first thought was "WHY did I not know about this before?!". Seriously, I spent some time in my teenage years thinking there is something wrong with me because of all the "stretchy-goo". The only explanation I got was that it is normal but because no one actually saw what I was talking about I did not buy it. I'm dead set on teaching DD about it when she's about to reach puberty. I really feel knowledge about this will not turn teenage girls into irresponsible nymphos! A lot of the mothers in our baby group are ok with giving their girls birth control pills once they reach that age. I have nothing against about women wanting to take the pill, but not 14 or 15 year olds that are not fully developed. That'll just mess them up! OK I'll stop the rant!
Yes, exactly! I was having serious O pain every month too (always have) and I was told I needed to drink more water lol. They tried the best way they knew though now didn't they? I will definitely be teaching the ins and outs of FAM to my boys when the time comes. At least if they don't get all freaked out about talking about DTD stuff with their mom at that age lol.gif . DH can handle a good potion of that with them when they're teens doing their guy thing but I think this information is so important for them to have. They can add it too there cache of reproductive knowledge orngbiggrin.gif . And it goes w/o saying if we ever have a girl she'll be able to understand what's going on with her body from day 1.

Me, I've been passing out the last few days around 7:45 or so after I get the boys bathed and ready for bed. Still trying not to get too excited here. Just things that make you go "Hmm..."
02-04-2013 09:45 AM
prescottchels

LilyKay, do you have the dates for your Tucson trip? If they coincide w/my trip down there it'd be super fun for the 3 of us to meet up biggrinbounce.gif

02-04-2013 12:17 AM
LilyKay

I remember when I learned about fertility awareness my first thought was "WHY did I not know about this before?!". Seriously, I spent some time in my teenage years thinking there is something wrong with me because of all the "stretchy-goo". The only explanation I got was that it is normal but because no one actually saw what I was talking about I did not buy it. I'm dead set on teaching DD about it when she's about to reach puberty. I really feel knowledge about this will not turn teenage girls into irresponsible nymphos! A lot of the mothers in our baby group are ok with giving their girls birth control pills once they reach that age. I have nothing against about women wanting to take the pill, but not 14 or 15 year olds that are not fully developed. That'll just mess them up! OK I'll stop the rant!

 

JustJenny - I totally missed your location.. cool! I'm up for it too, I'm there for only a few days but a gluten-free cafe sounds like a great idea. We don't have those in Germany. It'll be funny though trying to explain to my family where I know you guys from "we're on the trying to make babies forum." haha I can already see my father's face bigeyes.gif.

 

AFM - So this cycle is getting weirder. AFTER my cervix literally closed up and all fertile CM was gone (for several days), my body decides, "Time to pop an egg!". I had ovulation pain and a sustained temp shift for the last few days. Can one ovulate with the cervix closed shut and no fertile CM? Of course I missed it all so I'm now out this cycle unless the little dudes survive for 5 days in feverish sick me . Ah well, at least I know it will not be too long until AF comes around.

 

I'm actually looking forward to this week, my boss is on vacation and we have a long weekend coming up. It's Karneval here so there'll be lots of drunk (yet harmless) people in funny costumes roaming the street come Thursday.  On Sunday they have the kid's version of "Karneval" which will be fun for DD, even though I'm not looking forward to her being pumped on sweets...

02-03-2013 10:09 AM
JustJenny

Oh yeah, God forbid we enjoy our sexuality and actually learn something useful! Instead of grossing us out with pictures of STD's how 'bout a lengthy month on fertility awareness. SO much more important. Using fear to motivate instead of information... eyesroll.gif

02-03-2013 07:24 AM
mamacatsbaby If they're going to bother with sex ed. learning FAM inside and out should be a required part of the course...
02-03-2013 05:05 AM
mamacatsbaby Right?! I guess that was part of their fear? That we would all becoming raging nymphos or something?
02-02-2013 05:16 PM
JustJenny

Mamacatsbaby - No kidding, lol. I would have enjoyed the freedom of sex so much more!!

02-01-2013 06:18 PM
mamacatsbaby Gotcha JustJenny. I'm glad you're feeling a bit better today. I hope you find just the right combination of things that will work for you soon. I swear, I get the worst urges to cuss out my high school health teachers and everybody else that told us when we were teens that we could get preggo just by thinking about sex eyesroll.gif , ugh...
02-01-2013 06:00 PM
JustJenny

Thanks for the encouragement everyone. I'm feeling a little less negative today. I appreciate the hugs :) Mamacatsbaby- I'm taking a pill form of progesterone prescribed by my RE. I'm thinking he may up the dose considerably or try something else to help raise my levels more. 

 

Hey Lilykay and Prescotthola.gif I'm in Tucson...  You will have great weather in april Lily! If you ever want to meet IRL I'm up for it. It would be cool to meet some of you...I know a great Gluten Free Cafe....

02-01-2013 02:10 PM
mamacatsbaby prescott: Our bodies just love to throw us off right? shake.gif Well, I know I get randomly nauseous during my cycles and a lot of time it seems to be when I've let myself get too hungry. I see that wasn't the issue for you though. Sometimes I get nauseous just b/c and my guess is hormonal fluctuations. Maybe you ate something at some point that didn't agree with you? I've done that and yeah, not so fun lol. Glad you're feeling better though! And thanks for taking over the thread smile.gif . I was just about to come and say if no one else could I'd give it a go for a bit 'cause I need this bit of sanity since TTC sucks so bad lol.gif .

Xerxella: Sounds like you've got a lot going on. I'm not sure if you've shared what or not as I'm decently new to this thread still. Hope things mellow out soon though!
02-01-2013 09:18 AM
prescottchels

Yup, LilyKay! April in Tucson will rock!! DP & I are planning a trip down there sometime in April too. It's a work trip for him, but I get to tag along orngbiggrin.gif

 

Justjenny- hug2.gif

 

 

Yesterday was super weird for me... I felt nauseous after I got up, had some breakfast thinking maybe I was just really hungry, still felt nauseous, went to work at the kitchen where I'm the baker for gluten free stuff and I was making peanut butter chocolate chip cookies and the smell of the peanut butter combined w/all the other smells in the kitchen-bacon, cheesy potato soup, and garlic bagels was super nauseating. I had to step outside like 4 or 5 times in the 2 hrs I was there. I didn't feel sick in any other way, and I was really burpy and afraid I was gonna puke. When I got done w/cookies I went home and laid down for about 30 min til DP got off work and felt kinda tired but not as nauseous as at the kitchen. We went for a walk around the neighborhood and when we got back I felt progressively worse-started getting chills and a little achey, and didn't want to eat anything. In fact I didn't eat anything after breakfast except a bite of cookie dough batter to make sure it tasted right winky.gif

This morning I feel fine  shrug.gif  DP thinks I'm pregnant even though AF came lol AF was lighter than usual...so I POAS this morning, but it was negative... It's CD 7 today and my OPK's came so I'll start doing those, I guess...so weird...

 

ETA: Xerxella-I didn't see your post before I made this one... I'll start the next thread thumb.gif

02-01-2013 09:01 AM
Xerxella Hey everyone. Sorry I've been absent.

Lilykay - You might have ovulated, but poorly which resulted in low progesterone and no noticable temp shift. If that's the case, you should get you period about regular time. The other option is that you'll still ovulate yet and that was just a "false start." I hope you find some answers soon.

justjenny - Sorry about the negative test. I always think the worst part of any cycle is when you know you're not pregnant and you're just waiting for af. Once af starts there can be hope again, but until then it just sucks.
prescott, revolting, john, mamacat and everyone else - wave.gif

I'm still looking for someone to take over the thread at the next new moon. It'll be on February 10th and it's the Snow Moon (or whatever). I won't be able to do the thread next moon with everything else going on, so if someone else cant take it we can just let it lapse if no one's interested.
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