@southwind - Yeah, I think I just need to relax! This is only our first month TTC. But it's such a small window each month so I want to ensure we're doing everything possible over those crucial few days! Anyway, there's not much I can do when our work schedules collide like this...
I took a hpt today, even thought I'm only 5 DPO. WHY do I even do that to myself? Of course it was negative. I'm going to try to wait until Friday (10 DPO) to take another. But, I probably won't make it. I'm obsessed. I can't think about anything else for more than 2 seconds.
This is how I am every month during the two-week wait. :)
Originally Posted by misslindseylou
I have no idea which day I ovulated, and I have no idea which day to expect AF. There was a two-day gap last week where I wish we had made at least one more attempt, but at the time I was going through one of my panic phases and not wanting a baby, so we took two nights off. Now I kind of regret that. We'll see what comes of it.
Looks like this month wasn't our time.
Fingers crossed for the next...:)
Thanks so much @alzora!!!
I realized that today, it has been 4 weeks since we lost our baby for good. And it amazes me how fast it has gone. Time has seemed to fly by faster than the pregnancy did. Which is a relief, I guess.
My recovery must have been ok. After going into detail with my doctor, she elected not to do an invasive exam - no touching at all. It was weird. maybe she wouldn't have been able to tell or feel anything anyway? IDK... I just peed in a cup and that was that.
She said to expect AF anytime from 26 day from the day of my D&C to 26-28 days from the day all the after-effects ended. So, I'm on standby for AF... for the next week+. Ugh.
As for the moving on... I'm ready. new Wadfo kits on their way (I gave mine to a friend when I told her I was pregnant) and Femara Rx in hand, But the husband isn't catching any of my signals. In fact, when I brought it up last night (that we weren't on the same page) he blamed our son. Which he seems to be doing a lot lately. It's like having 2- 4 yr olds. I know older children regress when under stress - but do husbands also? I'm hoping that we can connect again before going back on the band wagon... I thought this no-stress time would be like a practice run. But he won't even join me on the field.
Hi all! I've been a bit scarce lately and wanted to check in. This cycle is my first on 50 mg of Clomid. I took it days 5 thru 9 and it made me a raving lunatic. Which is to say it made me cry for no reason. It also made me red hot pissed. And exhausted. I didn't exercise for about 4 days in a row. I also bled like crazy. I have a hilarious blog post here about Easter Sunday, when I bled on myself in a Cracker Barrel after seeing Brett Favre at Mass. http://chroniclesofradness.blogspot.com. So it was a weird day. And mostly sucked. It's humorous in retrospect, tho.
Anyway I'm on day 15. I don't appear to have ovulated yet from temps but not quite worried yet. I've heard Clomid can make you o late. I go in to doc on the 15th to have progesterone level checked.
We got word that my husband def will deploy this autumn. We are hoping we get a BFP before then. But if we don't, hey. All in God's good time. Yes we will lose a year of trying but I will gain a year of focusing on getting really healthy.
Can you tell I'm trying hard to have a good attitude about it? :-D
Still eating paleo, exercising almost daily. Wish I were losing more weight but doc says I need to keep doing what I'm doing. I know I am building muscle too. I certainly feel better. I'm concerned about how high my BP is but he shrugged it off and said we will watch it over time.
I am not obsessing, and I plan to keep it that way. I'm doing what I need to do and then putting my attention elsewhere. All that obsessing and yearning is negative energy and that's not what I need. I had flare ups of self pity on the Clomid, but that's just because Clomid is a bottle of crazy. :-) Otherwise, I'm on a pretty even keel.
I hope everyone is doing well and getting all kinds of knocked up. Much love!
@grecianern, you mean your husband doesn't want to try again yet? I don't think I quite understand; in what way is he blaming your son? Does he talk about the whole thing openly to you?
@MrsH, you crack me up. Your posts always amuse me, though I know you must be hurting emotionally with all of this stress. I've been waiting for you to post an update for us, and was about ready to post a shout-out to you. You have PLENTY of time to conceive before the fall. I know that pressure must make you insane--it would me--but in reality it's only early April. Up here in PA the leaves aren't even on the trees yet and everything is still wintery-bleak except for the finally-bright-blue sky. Autumn is far, far away. Keeping that in perspective may help you relax. Relaxing may help you conceive. :)
Hi girls, I've been wanting to start trying for #1 for over a year now, but my husband wasn't a 100% behind the idea. Frustrating!!! But no point pushing him into ssomething this major. So I've been reading your stories in stead, getting hopefull by the BFPs and sharing your frustration on not being pregnant while everyone keeps posting about the babies in their bellies on facebook! @gracianern so sad to read your story, sending a whole lot of love your way.
My patience paid off, hubby asked me when we're going to start trying several times this month, and last night we decided we're officially TTC :D how long ditld it take you for your cycle to get back to normal after coming of the pill? I guess all my patience has ran out the last year....
Glad you joined us, Khaatje! Welcome to Nameberry. I can't answer your question about coming off the pill, but I look forward to updates on your TTC journey. Best of luck to you!
@khaatjie - I came off the pill in January in preparation for TTC in April. I'd been on the pill for about five years. My cycles were normal straight away. I had 28 day cycles before the pill, 28 day cycles when on the pill, and 28 day cycles when I came off the pill. I've heard it can take a few months off the pill before you start ovulating again, though. I didn't use an ovulation kit or anything during this time, so I don't know if I was ovulating or not. If you've only just stopped taking the pill, you might not get pregnant for a couple of months until your body returns to normal. But you might! You never know! Plenty of women get pregnant while taking the pill. Good luck!