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Thread: Ttc 2013
August 30th, 2013 09:40 PM #2521
@Nowakasia, so funny--MY husband's friend from work is also having a cookout at his place tomorrow! I think we are planning to go to that, as he just lives two streets over from us. Have fun at yours!
@Maggie, I don't know if I should call them "cramps." About a week before my period, I just start to feel my uterus in there. It starts to feel heavy or something. It doesn't hurt, but it just feels like my period is on its way...and so far, it has never failed to arrive as scheduled. :/ So since I am feeling that same sensation this week, I am pretty discouraged, but I have no idea what pregnancy feels like, so...we'll see.
@Sophie, it will be interesting to see how your week progresses. Keep us posted!
@Casi, I love your insights about what TTC does to a marriage. It has eaten up our whole past year. Our marriage is doing great--better than ever, in fact!--but at the same time it does feel like we are wasting time that could be spent focusing on other things. I'm afraid that I will regret not taking advantage of this honeymoon phase. I have such a hard time peeling myself away from my TTC obsession. I truly hope that this is your month so that you can move forward and have your dream fulfilled. I too still think about adoption. Just tonight I was looking up an organization called Project One Forty-Three (http://www.projectonefortythree.com/..._143/Home.html) which brings orphans to the States to be hosted by families for several weeks and hopefully get adopted. I confess, I emailed one of the staff ladies with a whole list of questions about the program. Hope to hear back from her on Tuesday.
@Bettydogooder, my skin clears up during my fertile days, particularly on the MOST fertile day, and then it clears up again briefly during the luteal phase. I suspect that estrogen is the cause, because estrogen rises for ovulation, then falls, then peaks again about a week before your period is due. As for book recommendations, I like memoirs and biographies. Right now I am reading two books--Team of Rivals, which is an award-winning biography of Abraham Lincoln (if you don't live in America I don't expect you to take an interest in that...and it's huge, so I've been reading it on and off since March!), and an autobiography of George Mueller, a Christian evangelist who founded orphanages in England and cared for over 10,000 orphans in his lifetime.mid-20s . married to my best friend . trying for our first
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August 31st, 2013 06:20 AM #2523
Casilayne, I totally here you on TTC being tough and I have only been trying a fraction of your time (2 months). Seriously, I was thinking to myself "Anyone who does this for a few months is amazing!!!" So I think you are amazing!!!!
Bettydogooder, interesting that you brought that up. I didn't get a fever, but neither DH nor I were feeling 100% around ovulation time. I didn't notice as much CM as usual, so maybe as Alzora suggested ovulation happened later then usual. That would kinda explain this patience game I am in at the moment. I totally felt pregnant this cycle and was getting the milder then period cramps for about 4 days during tww, accompanied with headaches and CM. I caved and tested on the day I usually get my period and BFN. It is two days later (sometimes AF will be this late but never later) and still no AF or sign of her and another BFN this morning. I really don't know what is going on. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!
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I really do hope somebody gets a BFP soon. Here's to a string of them in SeptermberMumma of 3 Angel babies, Lani (my heavenly flower), Charlie (my free little one) and Brennan (my brave teardrop) xxx
August 31st, 2013 07:57 AM #2525
Thanks for your thoughts on vitamins, I'm going to go out tomorrow and buy some zinc and a general multi for my partner. Now to get him to take them
@frangipani, hoping that this is your month, it's not over til AF arrives, keep us posted!
@alzora, not that I know what being pregnant feels like but from what I've heard it can feel like PMS; hoping that is what your feeling! fingers and toes crossed!
@betty, where abouts in Australia are you? It's always lovely to meet other Aussies on Nameberry as for book suggestions here are a few of my recent favourites (not pregnancy/ttc related): Rosie Project by Graeme Simison, The Dinner by Herman Koch, Swords and Crowns and Rings by Ruth Park (my absolute fav book I've read this year), any of Gillian Flynn's books (thriller/crime) but very easy to read, Death of Bees by Lisa O'Donnell..... I'm sure more will come to me later but these are the ones that stood out
@everyone else in their 2ww, hoping and praying and wishing you BFPs :0 I agree with the pps that we are really due for some good news!TTC #1
August 31st, 2013 10:29 AM #2527
@alzora Thank you. I'm going to look into that website! My husband and I want to go through the state and foster to adopt, which is a brutal heart-breaking process. I want a bit of an older child (4-6). He wants a younger child (1-3). So, we'll see. This is going to sound silly, but I don't want a baby of bf age that I can't bf. I know, I know. It's ridiculous. I would just feel like I'm missing out.
@frangipani It does get easier in a lot of ways. It just becomes part of routine. The first 6 months were the hardest for me (though I hope you don't ever have to know that personally). I'm praying for a BFP for you!!! My cousin, best friend and another dear friend of mine all get a BFP on their 2nd month of TTC, so it can happen )mamacravings.com
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August 31st, 2013 12:03 PM #2529Member
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So AF showed up last night/this morning after two days of spotting that got my hopes up.
I just had an interesting thought I thought I'd share/get your reactions to, although it's a little hard to explain. Looking back at my charts on Fertility Friend, it looks to me like In April, the cycle when I was pregnant, I was already pregnant. That is, I think I actually conceived mid-March. At the end of my March cycle, after a 9-day luteal phase (short even for me), I bled lightly for four days, a bit shorter and lighter than my usual period. After that bleed, which Fertility Friend counted as a period and beginning of a new cycle, I had positive OPKs straight from the first time I tested- CD 6 according to fertility friend- to CD 20 when I also did an HPT for the first time and got a positive. OPKs can pick up the pregnancy hormone. Plus, even though Fertility Friend's algorithm tried to denote an ovulation and base line, the ov day involves a minor and not sustained temp hike, and the base line is at 98.2, much higher than ALL the baselines of all my other cycles, which are at 97.6.
So I know that implantation bleeding can sometimes be mistaken for a period, but I don't really think that's what this was, given it lasted 4 days and was light flow, not spotting. I've been looking around, and it looks like you can get your period even if you're pregnant, especially if you have a short luteal phase. How it works is that the fertilized egg implants so close to the time of your period that you don't produce the level of hormones needed to halt your pregnancy. So if the egg can manage to hang on even though you're bleeding, in a few days, you start producing enough hormone that your period stops. And then you're still pregnant. I really think that might be what happened to me. Apparently some women even get their periods at the usual time each month well into pregnancy, which just sounds awful.
Just thought I'd put that out there and see what you think. Of course, the irrational part of me is hoping that's also the case with this period, but I'm pretty sure that's just wishful thinking and denial. I took an HPT this morning even though I'm bleeding, and it was negative.
I don't want to prolong the agony of uncertainty and raise false hopes. But at the same time, I feel like it's something to be aware of. Or skeptical of as the case may be. WDYT?