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June 7th, 2013 12:01 PM #1291Senior Member
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@Milasmama, yeah, I'm gonna need more than triplets to use up all the fabulous names out there. I'm going to have to do what Sookie did on Gilmore Girls...she gave her last child all the names she didn't get to use. She named her daughter Martha Janice Laurie Ethan Rupert Belinda Carson Daisy Danny. And yes, I did have to Google that full name.
@Whitegold, I've never yet tried to feel my cervix, though I considered it yesterday after doing all that reading about it. I'm afraid of giving myself an infection or something. I know that as long as I wash my hands beforehand it should be fine, but I feel like things in there are so sensitive, encased so deeply inside the body for a reason, and I'm reluctant to intrude upon it with my finger. But I know lots of women do it and are fine...I just found a whole website about getting to know your cervix. But also...if I start feeling my cervix, I will forever be checking it during the TWW, and that's all I need is yet another symptom to analyze! But it is fascinating to know that it changes throughout the cycle like that.
@Frances, superb use of the TWW abbreviation. You nailed it. You mentioned the need to do pregnancy tests early in the morning when your urine is most concentrated. I had heard that somewhere before--I think I read it in the instructions that came with my tests--and just yesterday I found an abbreviation for it! FMU means "first morning urine." So there's another one to add to your TTC lexicon! Another word on that, though. I don't know if you're using ovulation tests that you pee on to see when you are ovulating, but I read that those tests should NOT be done first thing in the morning. The luteinizing hormone that they test for is more concentrated in your urine later in the day. So pregnancy tests = FMU. Ovulation tests = LAU...I just made that up, and it means late afternoon urine. I know, I've outdone myself. My wordsmithing brilliance overwhelms me.
@Casilayne, wishing you luck on the weight loss goal this month! Sounds good to have a productive distraction.
@Andrea, oh man, two appointments out of the way, but now you have a list of NEW appointments that you have to make. I hope everything is found to be alright. A few of you keep talking about genetics appointments. What does that mean?
@Blade, that clears up SOOO many questions that I've had each month for the past 10 cycles! I knew, because you told me before, that pregnancy symptoms never start to appear until after implantation, but then I didn't know what to make of all the PMS symptoms I was having way earlier than that. I thought perhaps they negated the possibility of implantation that month. My brain over-complicates things.
@Milasmama, I don't have a TTC diet, but in the first few months of trying to conceive, I made very careful food choices during each TWW in case I was pregnant. I would buy healthier groceries (not that we typically buy UNHEALTHY groceries, but I took it up a notch), and I would make a more conscious effort to hit each of the food groups daily. I even bought organic foods for a month or two. But after 10 months of eating for a baby that has never been there, I've thrown the towel in. This month's TWW diet has consisted of grilled cheese for lunch--as opposed to salad, yogurt and fruit that I would have had in the earlier TWWs--and dairy everywhere I turn, with some taco casserole thrown in. It may not be ideal, but I've given up on the idea of changing my normal (moderately healthy) lifestyle until I KNOW that a baby is on board. I do take prenatal vitamins every day. I have never drank alcohol or coffee, I've disliked soda since childhood (carbonized drinks feel like swallowing nails!), and my daily beverages are only water or Ovaltine. My husband and I never have candy or desserts or chips in the house, and a typical snack for us is either carrots and Ranch dressing or low-cal microwave popcorn. In short, there's really nothing I would need to cut from my diet, only things I would need to add (or, more likely, replace). I am, however, underweight, but my doctors never bring it up as a concern so I presume it's alright.
@Sarah, I had no idea that full-fat dairy would be a better choice for TTC! I've been drinking 1%. That's one easy change I could make.
@Cvdutch and Grecianern, I hope you are both feeling well! Grecianern, your post reminded me of swimming orders I once got from a doctor too...completely irrelevant to TTC, but a fun memory. Two months after my accident, the orthopedic surgeon who fixed my pelvic bone told me that I was allowed to use my legs again but I would have to relearn to walk. He let me try walking there in his office, and I ended up ridiculously hobbling along the bed with him holding me up. Since it was the middle of summer, he recommended that I try walking in a friend's pool. What an incredible difference water can make! I was able to walk back and forth in the shallow end of a pool like nothing had ever happened! But as soon as I came out of the water it was back to limping and tripping and falling. I refused to go back to outpatient therapy (after being trapped at a horrid rehab center for 11 traumatizing days), and it took two weeks to teach myself to walk again. The limp hung around for two or three more months, but I faked it a little longer because it was fun.
I apologize for my digression, but when you brought up the therapeutic value of water it sent me down memory lane. What a joy it is to be able to walk on one's own two feet. That moment when your brain tells your feet to walk somewhere and they just do it...that is amazing.
June 7th, 2013 12:16 PM #1293
June 7th, 2013 12:37 PM #1295
@alzora, When I was underweight my doctors mentioned it could reduce my fertility. However I wasn't TTC at the time so it wasn't a big concern for me. I guess it depends if that's a natural state for your body or not (it wasn't for me). Your accident sounds horrible! I am so glad you were able to recover. Do you have any idea if it will affect being pregnant or giving birth?Mother to miss Mila Arden. Expecting her brother Cato Bennett in March 2014
June 7th, 2013 01:05 PM #1297
RE: what to eat while trying to get pregnant, I may be naive but I thought dairy was a good thing? Is this something I should be avoiding? The articles I've read suggest full cream dairy (which i secretly love) but I had no idea dairy was a no-no...
In general, i've cut back on my caffeine intake, only having a weak instant coffee in the mornings as well as cutting out soft drink and 'diet' products... though i must admit, i am still eating too much chocolate!TTC #1
June 7th, 2013 02:53 PM #1299
@Alzora, Thanks I might as well do something productive. Well, I mean, besides trying to make a baby
My mother. I love her. But she's a goober. There is a lot going on in my family right now. I have one brother in the hospital and one who has special needs that is not doing well. It's been a lot to take in and to take on. So, I say all of that to say: I mentioned this morning that AF arrived. She sighed heavily and said, "I really needed you to be pregnant this month. I really needed something good to happen." My first thought was to respond, "Sorry to disappoint you..." But I try to be nice to my mother, even when she's being a goober, so I didn't say much. I know she didn't mean it personally, but it didn't help the situation.
So, now I'm pmsy, can't fit into my fat pants, and my mother is disappointed in my uterus...I am going to eat the WHOLE can of frosting today...and try to lose 10 lbs starting tomorrow.mamacravings.com
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