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<div style="text-align:center;">Welcome to December 30-something mamas ttc #2 or more!!!<br><br>
All we want for the holidays is a bfp! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/dust.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="dust"> our members <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/dust.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="dust"><br>
80'smum<br>
akinak<br>
babycakes1<br>
bunziemom <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/26d560" target="_blank"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/BFPChart2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Chart"></a><br>
carrin <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/1b1852" target="_blank"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/BFPChart2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Chart"></a><br>
chainedangel<br>
gretaoh<br>
ilovemyavery <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/29a1de" target="_blank"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/BFPChart2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Chart"></a><br>
jenger <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/14f115" target="_blank"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/BFPChart2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Chart"></a><br>
jenmk13<br>
jenrford<br>
justthinkn<br>
kjad29<br>
lilmom<br>
lizabeth<br>
mama~love <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/mama2many" target="_blank"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/BFPChart2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Chart"></a><br>
meganlisbeth <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/190f33" target="_blank"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/BFPChart2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Chart"></a><br>
mom2fussy<br>
qbear’smama <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/2a2324" target="_blank"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/BFPChart2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Chart"></a><br>
sapienta<br>
southern belle<br>
wanttohaveababy<br><br>
(new members will be added, just post and say hi)<br><br>
December's threadkeeper: Bunziemom<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/pos.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="positive"> success stories! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/belly.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="belly"><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">in December!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"><br><br>
amyrobynne <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/22d6a" target="_blank"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/BFPChart2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Chart"></a><br>
blessmeso<br>
finnegansmama <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/1bc90f" target="_blank"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/BFPChart2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Chart"></a><br>
foodmachine <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/28915b" target="_blank"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/BFPChart2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Chart"></a><br>
lindsey8<br>
pinkbunch <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/99502" target="_blank"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/BFPChart2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Chart"></a><br>
soxmama<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">in November!!!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"><br><br>
mellybelly <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/17eb26" target="_blank"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/BFPChart2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Chart"></a><br>
shenanegans<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">in october!!!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"><br><br>
sarmis35<br>
slgt <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/1a4ad8" target="_blank"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/BFPChart2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Chart"></a><br>
moonmama22 <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/2a3473" target="_blank"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/BFPChart2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Chart"></a><br>
livelovelaugh <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/28fe18" target="_blank"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/BFPChart2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Chart"></a><br>
sharr610<br>
yaliina <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/291a36" target="_blank"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/BFPChart2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Chart"></a><br>
laneysprout<br>
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the very helpful list of abbreviations!<br><br>
2ww/tww - 2 week wait (after ovulating and waiting for af or pregnancy)<br>
af - aunt flo (your period)<br>
ai - artificial insemination<br>
afm - as for me<br>
bbt - basal body temperature or basal body thermometer<br>
bd - baby dance<br>
beta - blood pregnancy test, come in quantitative (gives you a #) or qualitative (yes/no)<br>
bfn - bald-faced negative/big fat negative<br>
bfp - big fat positive<br>
cd - cycle day, usually followed by a number, cd1 first day you get your period<br>
cl - coverline, when charting, the temp you need to be over to indicate ovulation<br>
cm - cervical mucous<br>
co - cervical opening<br>
cp - cervical position<br>
crosshairs - lines on your chart. Vertical/ovulation day, horizontal/temp coverline.<br>
Dpo - days past ovulation<br>
dt – dollar tree test (home pregnancy test)<br>
dtd - doing the deed<br>
e2 - estrogen<br>
ecm or ewcm – egg white cervical mucous (the most fertile kind)<br>
edd - estimated due date<br>
endo - endometriosis, can sometimes cause infertility<br>
epo - evening primrose oil<br>
gio - get it on<br>
fam - fertility awareness method<br>
ff - fertility friend<br>
fmu - first morning urine<br>
frer - first response early result (pregnancy test)<br>
hh9 or h&h9 - healthy and happy nine months<br>
hpt - home pregnancy test<br>
hsg – hysterosalpingogram (a test for diagnosing tubal infertility)<br>
iui - intrauterine insemination<br>
ivf - in vitro fertilization<br>
kha - keep(ing) hope alive<br>
lmp - last menstrual period<br>
lp - luteal phase<br>
m/c - miscarriage<br>
o - ovulation<br>
opk - ovulation predictor kit<br>
p4 - progesterone<br>
pcos - polycystic ovaries (often causes infertility)<br>
poas - pee on a stick<br>
pp - post partum<br>
ppaf - post-partum aunt flo<br>
re - reproductive endocrinologist<br>
sticky vibes - vibes for a pregnancy to "stick" (carry to term)<br>
tcoyf - taking charge of your fertility<br>
tmi - too much information<br>
tom - time of the month<br>
tta - trying to avoid<br>
ttc - trying to conceive<br><br>
this is open to additions![/quote][/quote]
 

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Hopefully this will be our month! Good luck Ladies!<br><br><b>AFM</b> - AF is here, and HORRIBLE! The things we go through to have babies <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> . It's so worth it though!
 

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Happy December everybody! A big round of applause for <b>bunziemom</b> for becoming our new threadkeeper. Hopefully I have a wave of GL coming my way for keeping the thread for 3 months. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/fingersx.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="fingersx"><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/dust.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="dust"> to everyone.<br><br>
A note on threadkeeping for bunziemom and any future ones: Historically the thread has listed three months of success stories, i.e., when you add the December BFP list, you delete the oldest list. This keeps the OP readable iykwim (if you know what i mean). <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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woohoo! new thread <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
hope this is our month!!<br><br>
AFM, I should O next week, not exactly sure when since I don't chart, so we'll just do it for the whole week so we're covered. First month trying - yay!!!<br><br>
Good luck mamas <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">
 

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Thanks for the tip <b>Foodmachine</b> -fixed it! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
Yes ladies lets get those <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/pos.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="positive"> rolling in! Good luck to us all!!!
 

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Thanks <b>bunziemom</b> for taking over threadkeeping!<br><br>
I hate to bring bad juju to a new thread, but AF arrived this morning. At 3:45 a.m. while dealing with a sick toddler. Yay. I'll be taking this cycle off but will be back in the game around 12/26. I think I'm breaking out a CBEFM--I'm starting to get impatient and want to make sure we're timing it right. OPKs are stressing me out.
 

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Thanks <b>bunziemom</b><br>
I hate to bring bad juju to a new thread, but AF arrived this morning. QUOTE]<br><br>
Don't worry, that's November juju. December is an AF free month!
 

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Hi all,<br><br>
Just wanted to say 'hello' and say that I am officially joining you guys. My LO is 13.5 months and I want nothing more than to be able celebrate a bfp for Christmas! AF is supposed to start around the end of this week.<br><br>
I actually had quick and easy success with my cbefm with #1, but the thing is stuck on 99 and I canNOT reset it for the life of me. Perhaps my old sticks expired and that is what won't allow me to reset...anyway.<br><br>
Good luck to all.<br><br>
Here's to hoping we all get what we want this holiday season!!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I hate to bring bad juju to a new thread, but AF arrived this morning. At 3:45 a.m. while dealing with a sick toddler. Yay. I'll be taking this cycle off but will be back in the game around 12/26. I think I'm breaking out a CBEFM--I'm starting to get impatient and want to make sure we're timing it right. OPKs are stressing me out.</div>
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Bummer! I hope AF is easy on you and your toddler gets better fast! Have a calm and peaceful December.<br><br>
Bunziemom -- thanks for taking over!<br><br>
AFM, my temps are staying over 98, which is my threshold for hope/doom. I'm 10dpo now (although FF is crazy and says I o'd three days later. I NEVER o that late). My luteal phase varies between 9 and 13 days, so I won't be late until around Saturday, but AF could come anytime. I'm not feeling anything, so I probably won't test tomorrow, but I might cave on that.
 

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Thank you so much for the new thread! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"><br><br>
Let's hang in there ladies. Hope we all have some good news and a wonderful gift this month. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/dust.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="dust"><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/goodvibes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Goodvibes"><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/praying.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="praying"> for all of us....... Let's have faith! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Hi all,<br><br>
Just wanted to say 'hello' and say that I am officially joining you guys. My LO is 13.5 months and I want nothing more than to be able celebrate a bfp for Christmas! AF is supposed to start around the end of this week.<br><br>
I actually had quick and easy success with my cbefm with #1, but the thing is stuck on 99 and I canNOT reset it for the life of me. Perhaps my old sticks expired and that is what won't allow me to reset...anyway.<br><br>
Good luck to all.<br><br>
Here's to hoping we all get what we want this holiday season!!</div>
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<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/Welcome.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="welcome"> you have been added to the list!
 

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Ok, I am certain that even asking this question is going to trigger my body to commence the most massive period I've ever had, but...<br><br>
(and please forgive me if this is menstruation 101, I've never paid this much attention before!)<br><br>
I thought I started my period on Saturday morning (or implantation bleeding-wasn't sure), it was super-light pink and only when I wiped. I usually spot like that for about 1.5 days before the flow actually starts. This time around, I've been spotting for three whole days and it's turned brown and is still only happening when I wipe.<br><br>
Could this be implantation bleeding, or is my cruel cycle playing a mean joke on me? Probably a mean joke, but I thought I would ask the smart people. (that's you!) <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Thanks in advance! Also: can you believe it's December?? Er, in a few hours, I guess.
 

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Welcome <b>Southern Belle</b>!<br><br><b>amyrobynne</b>--Stay up, temps! Stay up!!<br><br><b>jenrford</b>--Hrm...brown is old blood. Sounds like possible implantation spotting to me. Was AF due Saturday? Or was that a little early for AF blood?
 

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<b>PinkBunch</b>- AF was actually late by about five days. I took a test (ok, three) and it was negative, but that was the few days before Thanksgiving. It's probably going to turn into a period-I feel a little crampy, I think-but I am still holding out a tiny bit of hope!
 

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Just wanted to check in <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I'm still lurking, but took this month off of TTC following my chemical pg last month. I started bleeding on 10/25 and no sign of AF yet, no real possibility of PG either... Just waiting... I expect to start pretty soon, by the weekend I hope. I have an appt. on 12/15 at an OB/GYN for blood work. Lots of waiting... We plan on starting to TTC again in January for sure, maybe next month. I needed a bit of a break. Anyway, best of luck to everyone!
 

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Hello ladies, could I be added to the group please? Nov was actually our first month of trying for #2 but I think AF is coming tomorrow since I am cramping now. I am hoping for a AF free December!
 

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Welcome moms!<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/fingersx.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="fingersx"> for the waiters!<br><br>
AFM: 14 DPO, AF's average arrival is today (+/-1 day), but no show yet. My temp took a dive (not below the CL though) and boy did I wake up in fool mood. Late for nursery, late for work and mad at DH for not waking me up to POAS this morning before he left for work. My HPTs don't say anything about FMU, just to not drink a lot before you test, so tonight perhaps if I cheer up and AF stays away.
 

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<b>Jenerford</b> Hmm sounds like implantation spotting to me. Keep us posted!<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/Welcome.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="welcome"><b>lilmom</b> I hope your stay here isn't long.<br><br>
Come on <b>Foodmachine</b>! We need a December BFP!<br><br><b>ilovemyavery</b> I admire your patience. After my CP last June I got back to baby making right away against the advice of my doc!<br><br><b>Amyrobynne</b> I would have caved and tested at 9DPO <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br><b>Pinkbunch</b> I know what you mean about OPK's and stress. I have decided not to temp after O anymore- just too stressful.<br><br>
I want to back off in the tww and be a little more <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/om.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="meditate"> zen about things. We'll see though. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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I just need to vent! On another board, someone just announced their PG for the third time in 3 years. It's not fair, I tell you! That's 3 babies in the time since I've had my last one.<br><br>
Is it wrong to have the feeling of strangling her?? I can blame it on AF <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> .
 
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