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01-01-2014 03:09 PM
innacircle

NOW POSTING TO JANUARY 2014 THREAD

01-01-2014 11:10 AM
jenjy

Whoops, I didn't see January's ... I'll post there.  Here's the link for anyone else like me who just goes straight to subscribed threads.

http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1395067/the-ttc-one-thread-january-2014#post_17537306

01-01-2014 11:01 AM
jenjy

Alivewithyou, I kind of think it looks like an evap or indent.  :(  But please test again and let us know!!

 

WifeofAnt, you could switch to weekly.  Back when I had to wait to TTC, I lurked a bit and earlier last year the One Thread used to be weekly.  That way you don't feel like you have to commit to the whole month of Jan as OP... just a thought.

01-01-2014 10:09 AM
Motivated Mama
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Originally Posted by badwolf092087 View Post

There won't be a need for me to test today. That bleeding from a couple of days ago was the start of an early miscarriage. I'm gonna take a break from the board for a while.
So, so sorry. I understand your need to take a break. I hope you're one of those people who's fertility increases after an early miscarriage, if that's what you want. Healing emotionally is so important too. greensad.gif
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Originally Posted by kateaton View Post

The idea about the other ovary kicking in makes sense to me, as I've been having discomfort on the left today (nothing like what I had on the right).  I did take my temp this morning and it was at an all time high, so that was comforting.  I need to do some comparisons with the same tests at the same time of day.  I have been an overemotional mess today.  I called dh at work crying because of something my dad said that offended me.  I'm not a crier, nor have I ever called dh at work in tears- so I guess this is a good preggo sign?
I definitely think crying is a good pregnancy sign. I'm a stone-faced kind of a person (it's innate; I've tried to be huggy and friendly and the glove just doesn't fit) and I find myself breaking down and letting people in when I'm pregnant. It's probably part of the reason DH likes it when I'm pregnant!
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I took this test yesterday at 13 DPO (based on best guess...) This is an evap line right? I'm on day 39 and still no AF.. pretty much feel like i've had the flu all day with diarrhea. Ornery as hell too. I'm out of pregnancy tests or I would have taken another one.
I would have said yes to the evap line if you hadn't said you saw it within a couple of hours. Is the picture taken much later? If so, a line's a line, and I can't wait until you test again!
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Originally Posted by mygreenestgrass View Post

Hey ladies- Happy & healthy 2014 to all of you! May 2014 bring lots of BFPs and sticky babies!
Happy New Year to you as well!
12-31-2013 08:19 PM
WifeofAnt

I'm a crazy lady who can't really decide if she wants to be OP again. Plus, I might be in the 2ww....

12-31-2013 06:15 PM
mygreenestgrass Hey ladies- Happy & healthy 2014 to all of you! May 2014 bring lots of BFPs and sticky babies!
12-31-2013 06:01 PM
alivewithyou
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I've never had an evap so I'm not much help. But I've used about 20 of those (assuming that's First Signal), and it was always stark white if negative...but I do think the placement of the line does look a tad low and thin....so idk. I hope it's a BFP!!

Good Lord! You ladies that can wait to test...I'm amazed! But you are all stressing me out!! Lol!! I'd already be at the store buying another. Or three.

Lol I'm waiting for my husband to get off work and then I might convince him to take me to walmart real quick. I just feel like I'm crazy. Every sensation I'm afraid I am starting my period and then I run to the bathroom and nothing. I don't know if that test looks like that because it dried out but I know we noticed it last night a while after I took it.. probably a few hours because we went out on a date. I already feel bloated but that could just be from ruining my diet last night. Lol, it's just so incredibly frustrating because I want this to be a baby so bad that I might just be tricking myself. 

12-31-2013 05:49 PM
rosie2727
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Originally Posted by Alivewithyou View Post



I took this test yesterday at 13 DPO (based on best guess...) This is an evap line right? I'm on day 39 and still no AF.. pretty much feel like i've had the flu all day with diarrhea. Ornery as hell too. I'm out of pregnancy tests or I would have taken another one.
I've never had an evap so I'm not much help. But I've used about 20 of those (assuming that's First Signal), and it was always stark white if negative...but I do think the placement of the line does look a tad low and thin....so idk. I hope it's a BFP!!

Good Lord! You ladies that can wait to test...I'm amazed! But you are all stressing me out!! Lol!! I'd already be at the store buying another. Or three.
12-31-2013 05:45 PM
alivewithyou

I took this test yesterday at 13 DPO (based on best guess...) This is an evap line right? I'm on day 39 and still no AF.. pretty much feel like i've had the flu all day with diarrhea. Ornery as hell too. I'm out of pregnancy tests or I would have taken another one.

12-31-2013 12:01 PM
kateaton
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Originally Posted by innacircle View Post

 

kateaton - it's got to be a FMU vs non-FMU issue.  Your right ovary might be getting a little reprieve bc as I understand it the other ovary starts kicking in some hormones too (that's what my MD said).  I hope you get another test, and do FMU tomorrow so you can put your mind at ease (as well as all of ours)!

 

  

The idea about the other ovary kicking in makes sense to me, as I've been having discomfort on the left today (nothing like what I had on the right).  I did take my temp this morning and it was at an all time high, so that was comforting.  I need to do some comparisons with the same tests at the same time of day.  I have been an overemotional mess today.  I called dh at work crying because of something my dad said that offended me.  I'm not a crier, nor have I ever called dh at work in tears- so I guess this is a good preggo sign?

12-31-2013 11:52 AM
kateaton
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Originally Posted by rosie2727 View Post


I know what you mean sweetie. The first trimester is the worst! I don't know...I know I read about someone that had higher concentrations later in the day. Do you have another one of those same brands you could use this afternoon? Do you have a dr that would willingly allow a blood test? Maybe you could get one done now, have it redone in two days, then compare quants. How many kiddos do you have now? Totally irrelevant, but I was thinking you had 3...isn't it so strange how after "so many", you'd think you're body should know what to do. And you'd think our minds would "get it" too. But every pregnancy is a miracle and a mystery! Keep us posted. I hope everything is fine, but I'd totally be freaking out too.

These were dollar store tests and I don't have anymore right now.  I have 1 frer that I may take with fmu tomorrow.  My midwife that I used last time is very hands off and doesn't usually do blood tests.  I guess I could go to my gp and request them, but with new years tomorrow and it already being late in the day, I'll have to wait until thursday.  I do have 3 kiddos, but I've had 1 miscarriage at 11 weeks, and a chemical in october.  Experiencing these losses is traumatizing.  It kind of ruined the first trimester for me.

12-31-2013 11:49 AM
innacircle
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Originally Posted by badwolf092087 View Post

There won't be a need for me to test today. That bleeding from a couple of days ago was the start of an early miscarriage. I'm gonna take a break from the board for a while.


oh badwolf - I'm sorry this cycle didn't work out for you and DH.  I had such high hopes for you... and truthfully, I still do.  We'll miss you - so don't stay gone too long!

12-31-2013 11:38 AM
innacircle
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Originally Posted by saharaviolet View Post
Those on FF, do you find the forums and data analyzing skewed for those with fertility issues? With most couples conceiving naturally in several months, i found it odd that chart galleries show so many with really Lon TTC time frames. Just curious on your thoughts.
 

Saharaviolet - I do think the data is skewed toward those who don't easily conceive bc those women will have more data representing their ongoing efforts.  For comparison's sake, if a person takes one month to BFP, they have one month of data.  If a person takes 12 months, they will have 12 months of data.  So 12 times the amount of data to = the same result.  Def skewed!  I think you can search by months TTC though, so maybe that'd be helpful.

 

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Originally Posted by apeydef View Post
Well yesterday I had EWCM and today we DTD with no precautions taken wink1.gif!!! If you remember he changed his mind and wanted to wait until next month! CD18

apeydef - right on, lady!  I suspected you'd "have your way" with him!

 

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Originally Posted by kateaton View Post
Feeling nervous because I took a second test this morning (not fmu) and got a fainter  line than 2 days ago!  Does this mean anything?  Honestly, I've never taken multiple tests after getting a positive before.  But it seems like everyone here has done that.  Maybe I should just only use fmu so the comparison can be equal- or maybe I should just stop testing!

 

Also, the pain I've been having on the right ovary seems to have completely gone away.  You'd think that would be a relief, but it's making me nervous.  I thought a corpus luteum cyst was supposed to stick around through the first trimester.  Uggh, the first trimester is so nerve-wracking.

kateaton - it's got to be a FMU vs non-FMU issue.  Your right ovary might be getting a little reprieve bc as I understand it the other ovary starts kicking in some hormones too (that's what my MD said).  I hope you get another test, and do FMU tomorrow so you can put your mind at ease (as well as all of ours)!

 

 

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Originally Posted by rosie2727 View Post

AFM: question...ok, so according to OPK's, I O around day 16-18. And I recall the same from charting years ago with DD1. And with DD1 I concentrated my efforts around 16 with no luck and specialist told me to try earlier. So we did and I got prego. Now, I don't know how this hadn't occurred to me yet, but I went back an looked at BD'g the last two times I got prego (both losses, but still preg), and the last time we DTD during fertile window was CD14. This doesn't make sense to me. Even tho I preach to others what that specialists told me "that sometimes waiting on that +OPK allows the ship to sail without you". So, maybe it's possible that I get a +OPK literally right before O or even during O? Therefore making it too late? With all that being said, I'm just going to go with BD'g on CD14. It's worked in the past. I will likely try to sneak a BD in on CD15 too, but I'm trying to pretend it's not planned wink1.gif. I think the planned BD'g is getting to both DH and I (him more so tho). If we only "try" one day a month, then maybe it won't be so stressful. I feel all the pressure is putting DH in the verge of giving up. So maybe that was the longest most obscure question ever! Or maybe I just want everyone to tell me how this sounds like a brilliant idea. Ha!

rosie - maybe your CD 14 is like my CD 12... the magic day.  I think Motivated Mama put it brilliantly when she explained that the stronger sperm are waiting...  not the little pansies that would've died off in 12-24 hours.  Have you ever thought about adding daily 50mg B6 to bring your O-day forward a bit?  That might be interesting to try.  

12-31-2013 11:21 AM
badwolf092087 There won't be a need for me to test today. That bleeding from a couple of days ago was the start of an early miscarriage. I'm gonna take a break from the board for a while.
12-31-2013 11:03 AM
Motivated Mama rosie I think, and this is my opinion, that BDing a couple days before O is more successful because the sperm that reaches the egg is stronger and the embryo has time to develop properly before implanting a week or so later. I've always gotten pregnant when we DTD much earlier than most - CD11 - CD12ish.
12-31-2013 08:48 AM
rosie2727 AFM: question...ok, so according to OPK's, I O around day 16-18. And I recall the same from charting years ago with DD1. And with DD1 I concentrated my efforts around 16 with no luck and specialist told me to try earlier. So we did and I got prego. Now, I don't know how this hadn't occurred to me yet, but I went back an looked at BD'g the last two times I got prego (both losses, but still preg), and the last time we DTD during fertile window was CD14. This doesn't make sense to me. Even tho I preach to others what that specialists told me "that sometimes waiting on that +OPK allows the ship to sail without you". So, maybe it's possible that I get a +OPK literally right before O or even during O? Therefore making it too late? With all that being said, I'm just going to go with BD'g on CD14. It's worked in the past. I will likely try to sneak a BD in on CD15 too, but I'm trying to pretend it's not planned wink1.gif. I think the planned BD'g is getting to both DH and I (him more so tho). If we only "try" one day a month, then maybe it won't be so stressful. I feel all the pressure is putting DH in the verge of giving up. So maybe that was the longest most obscure question ever! Or maybe I just want everyone to tell me how this sounds like a brilliant idea. Ha!
12-31-2013 08:31 AM
rosie2727
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Originally Posted by kateaton View Post

Feeling nervous because I took a second test this morning (not fmu) and got a fainter  line than 2 days ago!  Does this mean anything?  Honestly, I've never taken multiple tests after getting a positive before.  But it seems like everyone here has done that.  Maybe I should just only use fmu so the comparison can be equal- or maybe I should just stop testing!

Also, the pain I've been having on the right ovary seems to have completely gone away.  You'd think that would be a relief, but it's making me nervous.  I thought a corpus luteum cyst was supposed to stick around through the first trimester.  Uggh, the first trimester is so nerve-wracking.
I know what you mean sweetie. The first trimester is the worst! I don't know...I know I read about someone that had higher concentrations later in the day. Do you have another one of those same brands you could use this afternoon? Do you have a dr that would willingly allow a blood test? Maybe you could get one done now, have it redone in two days, then compare quants. How many kiddos do you have now? Totally irrelevant, but I was thinking you had 3...isn't it so strange how after "so many", you'd think you're body should know what to do. And you'd think our minds would "get it" too. But every pregnancy is a miracle and a mystery! Keep us posted. I hope everything is fine, but I'd totally be freaking out too.
12-31-2013 07:28 AM
kateaton

Feeling nervous because I took a second test this morning (not fmu) and got a fainter  line than 2 days ago!  Does this mean anything?  Honestly, I've never taken multiple tests after getting a positive before.  But it seems like everyone here has done that.  Maybe I should just only use fmu so the comparison can be equal- or maybe I should just stop testing!

 

Also, the pain I've been having on the right ovary seems to have completely gone away.  You'd think that would be a relief, but it's making me nervous.  I thought a corpus luteum cyst was supposed to stick around through the first trimester.  Uggh, the first trimester is so nerve-wracking.

12-30-2013 07:43 PM
jojobean

Kateaton:  Congratlations!  :joy

 

Apeydef:  yay for no precautions ;).  We might be in a tww together.

 

AFM  CD 37 after first ppaf.  I think I am gearing up to O.  Wet cm, super increased libido, ovarian pain. Usually my ovulations are extremely painful, and this is mild thus far.  Bfn yesterday.  

12-30-2013 10:52 AM
apeydef Well yesterday I had EWCM and today we DTD with no precautions taken wink1.gif!!! If you remember he changed his mind and wanted to wait until next month! CD18
12-30-2013 10:11 AM
saharaviolet Kateaton so happy for you!! joy.gif so sweet about hubby as your fertility partner in on all your cycle details.

Inna- your hubby's belly cutout bed idea had me positively squirting tea out my nose!!


Those on FF, do you find the forums and data analyzing skewed for those with fertility issues? With most couples conceiving naturally in several months, i found it odd that chart galleries show so many with really Lon TTC time frames. Just curious on your thoughts.

By jan 10 I'll have an answer about this cycle. Feeling hopeful!!
12-30-2013 09:02 AM
innacircle
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Originally Posted by tifga View Post

This TTC stuff just keeps getting better and better. Last 2 months I got +OPK on day 18. Well this month day 14. Wtf? I'm just glad I decided to test before my ultra sound that was scheduled for today or we would have lost this month. Husband is chalking it up to me responding very well to the B complex we added and the nurse who did our IUI seem to think my worry was dumb but she also couldn't believe my cycle was really 30 days and I O around day 18 so I guess I'm the only one concerned. Which is actually pretty normal in our life now that I think about it. Trying to look at it positively that early O will mean and BFP. So now I'm in TWW and have a.blood test for Jan. 13.

tifga - I bet it IS the B6 component of your B-complex vitamins bringing your O day forward for a longer LP.  That is a great improvement.  I got my BFP on the first cycle that my O-day moved forward, so hopefully you will too!

 

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@innacircle

I've been having right ovary pain!!! Maybe I'll be joining you all lol

apeydef - Who knew this would be the new "it" thing amongst TTC circles (hehehe)!!!

 

 

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You're not going to be sleeping on your stomach for long as that belly will soon be getting bigger!

kateaton - you know what's funny about this?  To most normal people, this statement would be 100% true.  However, I have a DH who is a little too crafty sometimes. 

We sleep on a tempurpedic mattress...  he has already told me about his plan to progressively "carve" out a dip/indent/hole in the mattress to accommodate my belly.  He said we'll just get a new mattress when the baby arrives (he said he'll have it here a month early, so it'll be ready when we need it).  Such a goofball!

12-30-2013 08:40 AM
mygreenestgrass @rosie- don't give up on temping yet. Even though conditions may not be perfect, you may still be able to see trends and patterns on a larger scale when you look at all the data together. I would just suggest you keep breif & basic notes with your chart as to possible confounding factors (I.e. sick, up late, didn't sleep well, etc) Also, once you accumulate a few months of data, it makes predicting O much easier (as opposed to just confirming O) (although I hope you're not still TTC in a few months!).
Good luck & feel better!
@scjp I hope Thursday's appt brings some clarity to your situation. Don't be afraid to push a little with the Dr until you are satisfied with the answers given. And don't assume going in that it will be useless- just be open minded and see how it goes. You can always get a 2nd opinion if you're not happy. Good luck!!
12-30-2013 08:10 AM
rosie2727 Ok, so I mentioned that I started temping a few days ago. Well, first off, I'm on vacation so I'm waking at odd times, and I'm sick so I haven't been sleeping well. I woke at 3:50am and couldn't go back to sleep til 5. Then I woke when I heard DH getting ready for work. Went back to sleep. Woke up several times drenched in sweat. Anyway, temp was 99.37. I think I have a fever from being sick. Today is CD10 and I think I O around day 16. Assuming things normalize over the next few days and I shake this illness, do you think that will give me enough days to confirm O? I knew it would be hard to temp since my son wakes me every night, but this is already proving to be useless!
12-30-2013 08:06 AM
cagirlintexas Congrats. Kateaton!!! Still hoping to join you.
12-30-2013 06:19 AM
scjp1109 Congrats kateaton!!!!! That's awesome I hope I'm joining you lol I'm over here
Cycle day 56 never happened before... I have started thinking bout ectopic kinda scares me.. I haven't had any pain no cramps nothing... Don't know what's going on my doc appt is Thursday and I probably won't find anything out which sucks so I think I'm gonna try and get into a real doctor and not a health dept what ya think? I have been some hopeful thinking Maybe I am preg cuz my stepsister went 10 weeks not knowing but she had bad
Nausea. Hubby won't let me drink or anything and so I don't get to enjoy New Years with a small drink poo!!! Lol
12-30-2013 05:44 AM
kateaton
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Originally Posted by mygreenestgrass View Post
 

Yay, kateaton!  congrats & best wishes for a sticky, healthy baby!!

 

thank you!

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Originally Posted by alittlemischief View Post

Beautiful line kateaton! Congratulations smile.gif

 

thanks!

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Originally Posted by delightedbutterfly View Post

Congrats @kateaton!!!!!!!!

thanks!

 

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Originally Posted by Motivated Mama View Post

@kateaton Congratulations! joy.gif

thank you!

12-30-2013 05:42 AM
kateaton
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Originally Posted by innacircle View Post
 

kateaton - YAY!  Big congrats to you.  :)

I guess there is something to it with that right ovary after all.  My sensitivity on that side has finally subsided so in total it lasted quite a long time.  I had it in early November from CD 19 or so on through AF and a few days beyond.  Then it went away for 2 weeks till CD 18ish of this last cycle (approx Dec 10th).  It came back less strong, but still there - and lasted until just this past week.   Finally I am able to sleep on my stomach again and not have to constantly pull my pants away from my abdomen.  Yours, however, didn't have the month's break to heal.  I'm guessing as you pump out more progesterone you may be stuck with the discomfort for a while but it's probably nothing that could be "fixed" per se.  Keep us posted on your progress and what you find out.  

thank you! I feel like it may have become stronger the last few days- nothing where I can't function but just more noticeable.

 

You're not going to be sleeping on your stomach for long as that belly will soon be getting bigger!

12-30-2013 05:40 AM
kateaton
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Originally Posted by apeydef View Post

@innacircle

I've been having right ovary pain!!! Maybe I'll be joining you all lol

I hope so!

12-30-2013 05:39 AM
kateaton
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Originally Posted by jenjy View Post
 

kateaton!  I knew it!!  I'm so happy for you!  I totally get the accompanying worry.  That looks like a beautiful BFP, and I hope for a wonderful healthy pregnancy and birth, as worry-free as possible!!!  

 

I have a really good feeling that more of these wonderful One Thread ladies will be joining you!!  

thank you!  And I really hope for many more of you to be joining me!

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