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<div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/treehugger.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Treehugger"><b><span style="font-size:large;">Welcome to May 30-something mamas <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/treehugger.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Treehugger"><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/earth.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Earth"> TTC #2 or more <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/earth.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Earth"></span></b><br><br><br></div>
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(new members will be added, just post and say hi)<br><br><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/pos.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="positive"><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"> In May <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"><br>
mom2fussy<br>
Myk<br>
segrau<br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"> In April <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"><br>
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apmama07<br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"> In March <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"><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!
 

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Happy May!<br><br>
I've been a bit out of touch for the last week, but I am BACK!<br><br>
Still temping...my temps are all over the place, but I'm hoping I'll see a shift next week. It funny though, remember last month I commented that all of my temps seemed significantly lower than everyone else's? This month my temps are all higher. If you look at last month's chart, I barely hit 97* until after I o'd. This month, half my temps have been over 97. Weird. I wonder why that is...<br><br>
Beth1231 & TulsiLeaf- I've added you ladies to the list!
 

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hooray for may! the snow is gone, the grass is greening up..<br><br>
ok i live in a part of canada that has more snow than sun, so that may not make sense to some of you that i'm so happy about it this week.<br><br>
also happy about this week: figured out fertility friend a little better, and i'm happy to say i'm 3DPO now! woo hoo! i don't think my chances are great this month but who knows.<br><br>
have a great BFP month everybody!
 

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ok so how do i set it up so the "see my chart" icon in my sig becomes a link to my chart?
 

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Thanks for the new thread!<br><br>
CD6 for me... I finally got some EPO yesterday and started taking it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> I really hope it helps! Yesterday I confirmed what I've been suspecting for a while... my milk is pretty much gone for DD. We just nurse once a day... IDK, it just made me feel sad, and that much more ready for another baby, as DD and I are definitely shifting to a new stage.
 

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Congratulations Marcie (Gabesgrrrl)!!!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"> She posted her BFP yesterday in the April thread. As much as I'd like some more BFPs on the April list, I think this gives us a good start for May!!!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br><br>
Myk- I grew up in VT and totally understand the "woohoo! no snow!" feeling of May. Now I'm in GA, where it's more "Oh, thank goodness it's getting cooler" feeling of October. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
justthinkn- Totally understandable that you're sad. And I can definitely see how that would make you even more ready for another baby! I hope this is your month!
 

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Myk- I linked your chart to the master list.
 

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Congrats, Marcie! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/jumpers.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="jumpers"> Wishing you a HH9!
 

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Congrats Marci!<br><br>
afm, 13dpo, bfn with fmu (frer) Oh well ... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br>
I guess 60 "pregnancy points" from ff and a pretty neat chart is just a bunch of crap. I'm trying very hard to not feel sorry for myself. Eventually it will happen right? Off to cycle 8 in a few days.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/Cuss.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="cuss"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hopmad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hopping mad"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/rant.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rant"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/banghead.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="banghead"><br>
ok, I think I feel better now
 

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Amy- It ain't over til it's over! Either way, we're all here to cheer you on. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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Congrats Marci!!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"> So exciting to start the month off and already have a BFP!!!! Hopefully that is a sign of lots more to come for our group this month!!!
 

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Yay to Marcie!!!<br><br>
Here's to lots of BFPs this month!!<br><br>
AFM: If you look at my chart <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/2dfb42" target="_blank">www.fertilityfriend.com/home/2dfb42</a> I really hope that is maybe a promising dip for today! We'll see what tomorrow brings.<br>
If AF doesn't show by mother's day I will be testing then. Right now it is all about wait and see...either way.
 

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congrats marcie!<br><br>
milosmama: thanks for linking my chart!<br><br>
justthinkn: i remember when my milk dried up and how it was kind of a bittersweet moment. saying goodbye to such a wonderful chapter is hard. welcome to the next chapter <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"><br><br>
mommytoallh: hang in there, maybe you'll still get a nice surprise <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Congrats Marcie! Hopefully more of us will be joining you, shortly.<br><br>
I'm at the end of my 2ww. AF is due in a couple of days, and I've been having problems with determining my ovulation with just cm. I actually bought some opk's and they came in the mail yesterday. I want to have hope for this month, but our last BD was 6 days before o, if my ewcm was a correct indicator, and I think it's pretty unlikely that May will be my month. Or, at least, early May probably won't be.<br><br>
I want to be excited for this month, since my dad called me a couple of days ago asking out of the blue if I was pregnant. I mean, he knows that we're trying and all, but he called because he had a dream that he bought me a crib. I also got a cold sore, and the last time I had one was when I was pregnant with DS. But other than those two (not likely) indicators, I haven't had much in the way of early preg symptoms. I have slightly sore breasts today, but that's probably because AF is coming. No early cramping, no implantation bleeding.<br><br>
I have decided to plan as though I might not be pregnant for a while. I just joined a really rigorous gym, took down my son's old crib, and stocked up on wine from a local vineyard for the summer. It's been solid 10 months of trying for our little girl via Shettles, and I'm ready.<br><br>
I did just quit bf in December, so I should give myself some time with full fertility restored before I get too frustrated, but I'm waiting for my baby, dammit! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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Guess what, ladies?? I got a BFP!! <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>
We've been trying for well over a year, including seeing an RE, & I was getting ready to focus on the infertility forum instead of TTC.<br><br>
DH & I were completely shocked. I had EVERY usual symptom of PMS at the usual time & felt like AF was going to start any minute, but she never showed up. I'm <b>very</b> regular, but as of today AF is 3 days overdue. So I took a FRER this morning & it immediately came up a dark positive! I'm still trying to get over the shock, especially since my only symptom is sore breasts... the total opposite of how I felt with DS.<br><br>
My best wishes for success to all of you!!!
 

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mom2fussy, congrats!!!! I am sooo happy for you!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"> Hard to believe today is only the 2nd day of the month and we have already had 2 BFPS!!! hopefully this is a sign of lots more to come in this month for moms!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br><br>
As for me, if I am nauseous tomorrow (my birthday) and CD 20, it will officially be one WEEK of dealing with daily nausea..Granted today and at least one other day, it was definitely most likely headache/migraine related since I had a migraine, but this is getting really old!! Also, if by some chance I am pregnant, this is a bad sign... since this could be the beginning of a really rough 3 months or so... With DS I my migraines improved and I only had rare nausea... there is still the possibility this is some sort of stomach bug, but the more days that pass the less likely that seems.. even with my body sometimes being bad about kicking things... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"> Off to attempt to drug my migraine into oblivion.. (hate to do it, when TTC but if I don't there will be no sleeping for me.. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">)<br><br><br>
Praying for all of you TTC, hoping all of us get to celebrate Mother's day with a new little one growing in us!!! (I know how hard it can be to celebrate mom's day when TTC and having gotten a BFN... (I had 7 years worth of those!)<br><br>
Kym
 

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Congratulations mom2fussy!!!! <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">
 

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Congrats Marcie and Mom2fussy!!!!!!!!<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>
What a fantastic way to start out May!! Woo hoo!<br>
Let's hope this trend continues!<br><br>
I'm just over here on CD9..
 

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Congrats mom2fussy! Gives me hope <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><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"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">
 

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Congrats, mom2fussy! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"><br><br>
AFM: Fingers crossed! Yesterday I had a decent dip and this morning a nice spike up again! Please let it be an implantation dip!!<br><a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/2dfb42" target="_blank">http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/2dfb42</a>
 
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