My husband and I are ttc baby#3. We haven't used any birth control since having our last child in March 2012. I still haven't had my period return yet. (still nursing but only 1-3 times a day) So we are watching for ovulation and hoping to get pregnant soon. It took 3 years to get pregnant with baby#1 and 2 months to get pregnant with baby#2. Not sure where things really stand fertility wise, I know my body would rather not have a period, very irregular or with nursing non-existent. Only time will tell I suppose. Good luck to everyone else out there trying!
@Violetink, that sounds miserable! I hope that clears up quickly.
@Butterflykisses, I'm sorry this month didn't work out for you. :/ But I really think you'll find that the Wandfo strips take some of the stress out of TTC.
@Sarah, are you having any of the other signs of ovulation? I still think you will get a positive any day now.
@Sara (is your name Sara B or Sarab?), welcome to the thread! I hope your #3 comes quickly.
Today I am either 8 or 9 DPO, and I can't tell if I'm beginning to feel my usual PMS progression or if it's just in my head. It will become clearer in a day or two. My first telltale PMS symptom is usually achy knees, and I'm lying here trying to determine if that is beginning. On a good note, I feel 100% better and seem to have conquered the Black Death or malaria or whatever the heck that was. Who just survived a second near-death experience? This little drama queen.
I haven't had much to post lately, but I have been following the thread and thinking of you all, as always. Hoping you are doing well and that we get some good news in the next few weeks!
Welcome sarab.cook and any other newbies I've missed!
violetink, hope you feel better soon!! And Alzora, glad to hear you got over the plague so quickly!
I downloaded Pink Pad on my Android tablet a few weeks ago and will start using it once I go off the pill, whenever that is. It seems to be kind of cool!
My one little update: I had my pelvic ultrasound on Monday. It was more than a bit uncomfortable, but done. I need to set up a follow up appointment with my doctor, which will likely be the first week of June after my overseas adventure. (We leave a week today!) Hopefully everything is normal. :)
@alzora - Well, I'm not too sure. I never took any notice of ovulation symptoms notice until we started trying last month. I think I get the "ovulation pain", but I'm not sure about cervical mucus. I don't seem to produce much mucus at the best of times, so I can't really tell the difference between different types of mucus. I guess my concern is that maybe my fertility hasn't returned yet after going off the pill, even though I've been off the pill for five months now. Either way, it's only cycle two of trying, so I'll try not to panic and won't make a doctors appointment or anything unless we've been trying for more than six months with no luck.
@Sarah, are you using Pre-seed? If you aren't producing much mucus, that may be a huge help to you. It is available in Australia: link.
@Andrea, eager to hear what the ultrasound showed, and hoping it's all good. Hope you have a great trip!
I think I feel my cramps starting up ever so faintly. :/ I am so tired of disappointment.
A question about the HSG: Who interprets it for me? The radiologist? Or will he send the results to my OBGYN who gave me a prescription to have it done? I feel like I'm kind of going to be on my own with this...will I schedule a follow-up appointment with the radiologist to hear the results or will he/she tell me that day?
tali, I use fertilityfriend
violet, hope you feel better soon!
alzora, ahh good luck! I am out this month and have the grumps. I'm so worn out from the ups and downs of ttc.
andieta, safe travels! hope you get good feedback!
sarahmezz, a friend of mine didn't have much cm and found out that she was taking a medicine that was affecting that, maybe that is irrelevant to you, but just in case! anyway, good luck!
Best wishes to everyone!!!
Unless implantation cramping feels like an achy vagina--the exact feeling that I experience each month prior to my period--I'm out for this month. I expect my period by Monday. I'm so devastated. My husband is now at a point where he wants a child very badly. :( Last night we went to visit some friends who have five kids: girls are 9, 8, 6, and 4, and the boy is 2. Even though about a dozen of our other friends were there who are OUR age, my husband spent the entire night romping around the yard with the four little girls. At one point he was crawling across the lawn on all fours with three little girls on his back. Then he was swinging them by their arms in circles. Six-year-old Kate even gave him a goodnight kiss, but the rest of us just got a sweet little, "Goodnight." As we were pulling out he said, "I would love to have daughters." He wants kids so badly...why can I not give him one...what is wrong with me.... :'(
I am a hormonal ball of sadness. I feel hopeless. I'm thinking about taking a Nameberry break. That's probably PMS talking, but I don't know if it's healthy for me to spend so much time immersed in babyland. :'( But my real life is a babyland too...everybody around me...I am crestfallen.
I'm so sorry alzora! Please don't blame yourself. Something may not be working right, but it's not because you are doing anything wrong. I am sure your husband doesn't blame you at all. For your HSG question: my reproductive endocrinologist performed the procedure, so she told me what was going on while it was happening. I would guess that in your case, the radiologist will send the results to your OBGYN and you will follow up with him/her. Don't give up hope yet. There are still a lot of unknowns for you right now. The HSG will tell you a lot, and depending on those results, your husband may also need to be tested. When is your HSG? I'll be praying you get good results!
Oh Alzora, hang in there!!! If you need to take a break, we'll be here whenever you come back (we'll miss you but do what you need to to take care of yourself)! -That is why I haven't been around much. I really thought I was pregnant this month and I take these things so hard. My husband's birthday is this week and I had all these daydreams about managing to keep it a secret and then tell him as a special birthday wish come true. Ugh, why do I go ahead and fall in love with a baby who isn't even real? Anyway, I feel for you, I hate that you feel so bad. But really, this is not your fault. I hope this happens for you soon soon soon. I hope you get more complete info. asap and that it is good news.