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Thread: Ttc 2013
June 5th, 2013 04:51 AM #1236
I'm really not sure if I want a boy or girl next time. Some days I think a boy, some days a girl. If I'd had a boy the first time I would definitely have wanted a girl this time. I remember trying to convince myself I was having a boy last time because I *knew* I wanted a girl, and I wanted to get used to the idea that I might not be! But as it is now, I'm pretty open to either.
Will you all find out the sex of the baby while you're pregnant or wait til the birth? We found out last time and will do the same next time. Knowing at least one thing about the baby and having a pronoun that wasn't "it" really helped me bond while I was pregnant - made it seem more real!
So, I'm pissed at the chemist who sold me the multivitamins. He promised me they were ok for pregnant women to take but I got home and researched the ingredients. It turns out there's 3x the safe level of Vitamin A in them. Thanks for nothing! So I currently have nothing until I can buy something decent online. Frustrating as post her takes ~3 weeks to arrive. Oh well, I guess at least my diet is healthy & I eat loads of veges - should make my folate intake pretty good.
@Whitegold and butterflykisses, good luck!!Mother to miss Mila Arden. Expecting her brother Cato Bennett in March 2014
June 5th, 2013 07:28 AM #1238Senior Member
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Awwwwww. Thanks for the nice welcome everyone!
Alzora- TWW? Sorry, sort of new here & definitely new to posting lingo. You might have to spell it out for me.
So, I woke up with a face full of acne today, usually a sure sign my period is about a day or two away. I knew it was a long shot this month, but I still felt myself hoping. Going to focus on the positives: One more month to try to lose part of the 10 lbs. that are still hanging on from the birth of my first (and only) child, one more month my adorable son gets to be the only child in our family, one more month to work with my wonderful preschool class before they move up (I'm intending to take a year off once I have my second/last child), one more month to enjoy a full night of sleep. All good things!!
I'm extra disappointed b/c last month I had to take a z-pack for my sickness, so now, who knows when I'll be ovulating this month!!! UGH! June might be a bust too. Oh well...chin up.
June 5th, 2013 09:12 AM #1240
June 5th, 2013 11:35 AM #1242
Took test this morning and BFN. Not surprised. Nipples have been super sore for a couple of days and light cramping so maybe AF will finally show up soon! The hardest part? I had a dream last night that I took a test and it was positive. I was so happy and totally woke up thinking it was a sign. More like my subconscious really hoping for it! Booooo
Anyone track their CM? I've been on BC for 8 years and tracking cm is still new. My cm for two days has been sort of wet with white clumps in it. No smell and no irritation due to it. What stage am I at in my cycle? Period soon? Or what? Or is it different for everyone? It was creamy with a bit of a yellow tinge before this started. Any ideas?
Thanks!Shannon, recently married my BFF and TTC our first <3
June 5th, 2013 11:45 AM #1244Senior Member
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@Seirenreign, Verity Faith is such a pretty name!
@Butterflykisses, I hate when the last few days before a period drag on longer than you expect. It's so nerve-wracking! But I'm hoping yours isn't coming.
@Milasmama, I've put a lot of thought into whether we would find out the sex of a baby. My husband would like to, because he thinks it's nice to be prepared with either girl baby things or boy baby things. I think I would like to find out as well, for two reasons. I can't WAIT to decorate a nursery, and the project would be more fun if I could do a gender-specific nursery. Also, since I have my heart set on a girl, I would want to find out what I'm having before giving birth so I could get myself all psyched for a boy. I really would adore a son--sometimes my preference even switches to that--but I'm afraid that if I give birth and am hoping to hear "It's a girl!" I will be ever so slightly disappointed to hear otherwise. I don't want to feel an ounce of disappointment in that moment, so I think it would be best for me to find out beforehand and be fully prepared for whichever the little darling is.
Sorry to hear about your vitamin confusion. That's aggravating!
@Frances, I apologize for throwing around abbreviations! I generally hate all internet abbreviations for exactly that reason--not everyone is familiar with them, and I believe that communication should be as clear as possible in all circumstances--but I've begun using some of them against my better judgment. It's a bad habit, but they are convenient. Here's the rundown:
TWW means "two-week wait," which is the time frame from ovulation to your period.
DPO means "days past ovulation" (so implantation usually occurs between 7 to 10 DPO).
CD means "cycle day," with CD 1 being the first day of your period.
AF means "Aunt Flo," a colloquial term for your period.
OPK means "ovulation predictor kit," which are tools to help you know when you are ovulating.
BBT means "basil body temperature."
CM means "cervical mucus."
BC means "birth control."
BFN means "big fat negative," and BFP means, of course, "big fat positive."
DH means "dear husband," DS means "dear son," DD means--can you guess?--"dear daughter."
Am I forgetting any?
I'm sorry to hear that your period is on its way. But really, the acne doesn't necessarily mean that you aren't pregnant. Hoping you get a surprise!
@Whitegold, I'm sorry about the disappointment. That sucks after such a hopeful dream. As for the cervical mucus question, you'll get a more accurate answer from those who have read Take Charge of Your Fertility, but for me, I tend to only have it right around ovulation. It dries up after I ovulate. I think I do get very light traces of clear cervical mucus right before my period starts, but barely an amount worth noting.Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in glorious light.
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