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June 10th, 2013 07:33 PM #1326Member
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been away from the computer for a bit but getting caught up a now on things here - as always, thanks for sharing experiences and generously offering feedback and advice to each other!
this is my first month using the wonfo strips. started testing around CD 10, now at CD 15. no positive yet, but my last cycle was 32 days (and who knows when i ovulated last cycle)...so hoping i'll get that positive in the next week.
i was curious if those using wondfo test more than once in a day? do you think you need to religiously test at the same time every day? i work weird hours and am sometimes working late/sleeping in, sometimes getting up early so not sure about this.
also just feeling like a big old negative nelly right now, can't help having thoughts like: well i probably don't ovulate anyways so why bother dipping this thing in my pee? i know this topic has come up before but feel like i need to chime in: lots of family and friends getting pregnant these days in my world and its strange how that for each new one i find out about, my fear that i am not able to conceive gets a little stronger. you think it would be the opposite (as in: hey, see, if she can do it so can i!). very strange. and i feel like a jerk for not just being happy for them. sigh. just getting that off my chest. and this only only my second real month trying to conceive so clearly i need to figure out a way to chill out about it all!
June 10th, 2013 09:00 PM #1328
@loveday - When using ovulation strips, I tested once a day, in the mornings. This cycle, I got a positive after only a couple of tests, so I then tested twice a day until I got a negative (so I knew how long my surge lasted). Last month, I ovulated late, so I got a lot of negatives before my positive. I HATE getting negatives! This is our third month trying and I know what you mean about feeling upset when other people announce their pregnancies. It's frustrating because I want to be announcing MY pregnancy, too! Actually, if there's a silver lining to not conceiving first try, it's that we'll now feel empathy for those who don't conceive straight away and understanding for women who may feel frustrated and upset when we announce our pregnancies instead of happy for us. In some ways, I'm glad it's taken me three months (hopefully ONLY three months) to conceive because now I have a better understanding for the difficulties many women go through trying to have a baby.TTC #1
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June 10th, 2013 10:58 PM #1330Junior Member
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Hey folks - it's been a while since I posted last, so I just spent a little time getting caught up on where everyone's at. Sending good thoughts to all those in their TWW - such a horribly painful time to endure! If I could give you some good advice about how to try to take your mind off things and don't overanalyze symptoms - I would, but then I'd be a hypocrite! I'm hopelessly impatient!
@loveday - I feel ya about the friends with babies! Since March, I have visited, held and cuddled no less than 4 newborns (of my close friends) and celebrated 3 more pregnancies. It's as if ALL my friends decided to get pregnant at the same time and I can't help but think 'But when is it MY turn?' Some of my friends got pregnant on their very first try - and while I should see this an encouraging, it only makes our journey seem more difficult (now trying for about 6 months). Anyway - just know that you're not alone in feeling this way...
I have a question for anyone who uses (or has used) the Clear Blue Easy digital OPK. This is my second month using this brand of OPK and I like it because it is digital and very easy to read (instead of me having to decide if one line is darker than the other - I just get a big old "O, blinking happy face or steady happy face"). Anyway, the kit claims to tell you your 4 most fertile days, indicating this with two days of the blinking happy face (high fertility), followed by the steady happy face (peak fertility).
The thing is, last month I got the blinking happy face for 7 DAYS before my first steady happy face (CDs 10-16) and then a steady happy face on CD 17. This month, I've already gotten the blinking happy face for two days (CDs 10 and 11) and - according to previous months - I won't ovulate until day 17 or 18. This seems strange to me. Does anybody have an opinion on why I would be getting so many blinking happy face days? The blinking happy face is supposed to indicate a "fertile day" so we've been TTC every other day just in case. But I can't help but think this is a little strange - and that coupled with the fact that I don't ovulate until CD 17 or 18 - makes me think something might be wrong. I have no clue though - I might just be paranoid. Can anyone shed any light on this situation?
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June 11th, 2013 12:01 AM #1332
@loveday - I feel ya! Today was my first day taking Clomid and last night my little sister announced that she was pregnant. This was only her 2nd month trying and BAM it happened! I am really happy for her and excited to be an aunt, but after trying for 9-10 months without success, being diagnosed with Poly-cystic Ovaries and now just starting fertility drugs, it is a little bittersweet to see her succeed so easily where I have failed. Additionally, a friend of mine with one child already just announced her second pregnancy. Again, super happy for them, but I get a bit down when I think how easy it is for some!TTC #1
June 11th, 2013 04:43 AM #1334
Mila. I conceived her while taking the mini pill (I didn't miss any or take them at the wrong time, but the mini pill is slightly less effective than the regular pill - something I now know! lol).
I think my fertile period is just starting today, but I'm unsure of my cycle length so we dtd yesterday as well. Feels very strange to have days where we are supposed to have sex, rather than just when it naturally happens. Er, TMI question sorry but is there any length of time you're supposed to let the egg and sperm get friendly for before you can go to the bathroom afterwards? I really dislike having to go to sleep afterwards before I've freshened up a bit.
My preg tests & prenatals were sent by my friend in the UK today - slow progress but at least they will be on their way to me now!Mother to miss Mila Arden. Expecting her brother Cato Bennett in March 2014