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August 31st, 2013 12:48 PM #2526
@alzora - I don't experience any cramping before my period at all. I usually only have cramps on the day my period starts, then they're gone. Before my period, I usually feel achy in my back and shoulders and I break out a few days before.
@nowakasia - Glad you have some fun Labor Day plans to get your mind off of things! This afternoon, I'm leaving to go on a little getaway with my brother and sisters. It's sort of a tradition- we've done it for the past 5 years or so. Since it looks like I'm not going to be ovulating this weekend like I expected, this will be a good way for me to take a breather and catch up with my family.
@bettydogooder - I'm sort of a book junkie, so I do have a lot of suggestions! I read all the time to escape from all the stress of TTC. It really helps! Here are some of my favorite books I've read recently: Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes, Helen of Troy by Margaret George, The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman, Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend by Matthew Dicks, The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin, and Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt. Some classic books that are worth reading (if you haven't already read them!) are Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell, Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, and Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov.
No great news from me. I'm on CD26. I've done OPKs for the past 5 days and all have come back negative. Looks like ovulation will be late this cycle. Great.Vanessa + Matthew
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August 31st, 2013 07:06 PM #2528
@Frangipani, oooh that sounds so hopeful! Maybe you will be our next BFP!
@December, thank you for the encouragement. It's always nice to hear an optimistic perspective!
@Casi, I have heard that foster to adopt can be rough. But international adoption is no piece of cake either ($$$!), so I guess there is no easy way to do it. (Oh, and a lady from that orphan hosting program already wrote back to me...on a holiday weekend!)
@Daisychain, I'm sorry to hear that your period came. Has it gotten very heavy? If it remains light, you might have good reason to hold out hope. My husband has a hard time accepting it when my period comes each month, so he often reminds me that maybe I am still pregnant anyway. So far that has not been the case for me, but hey, it happens!
@Vanessa, a late ovulation sucks. Do you have any cervical mucus yet? I hope your fertile window comes soon!
I am 11 or 12 DPO. My libido is rising (always does before my period), my breast soreness is fading, and my cramps continue. Still crying at least once a day. It's not looking good, but it's not over yet.mid-20s . married to my best friend . trying for our first
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August 31st, 2013 08:35 PM #2530
I can agree with Casi actually that you get so consumed with waiting that you forget to enjoy the now. This could really be applied to anything in life tho- i see ppl rushing around to make more money and then they will be happy, or they will be happy when they get married or buy a house or get that promotion….with TTC i think its a million times harder as there must be so many doubts, worries, up and downs, it may seem like there is no end in sight but you have a sense of urgency. Its really hard to just be present in the now and enjoy the journey. Id recommend everyone look up the art of being mindful if you get consumed with thoughts of "i will be happy when….." . keeping in mind its actually hard to do.
here is a short article on it
@frangipani i agree i think anyone TTC over 4 months is amazing!! it takes allot of strength to go through so many highs and lows for so long… Its possible that if you got pregnant later then you think that the test could give a false negative, fingers crossed for you. Most ppl i know got pregnant first or second month actually..
@december im in sydney and you? yes there seems to actually be allot of aussies here! thanks ill check out some of those books, the type i sully read is dystopian but i read pretty much anything.
@daisy sorry to hear
It does sound to me like you could possibly be one of those ppl who get a period in the first month of pregnancy- perhaps its due to short luteral phase?
@nessie thanks for the book suggestions i have era a few of the classics you suggested, i will look into them and see if any take my fancy. Books have definitely been a life saver for me- nothing better then escaping into one.
I wouldn't worry about a late ovulation- as long as you have 5 days before period everything can still work as normal i believe…
@alzora my husband also is the optimistic one thinking I'm pregnant all the time, which kind of annoys me actually,…. sorry to hear that you have AF symptoms, it really sucks that fine line between not getting your hopes up or down and just waiting, i still have my fingers crossed for you.My current favourites for my baby bear #1 in the making
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September 1st, 2013 06:59 AM #2532
Hi Berries and thanks for all your kind words. Although I would love to be the long awaited BFP, I don't think it's happening this month. It feels as if AF is on her way. In some ways I am relieved to finally have some form of answer and get started on a new cycle. Part of me was hoping this would be the month as I found out a week ago that my friend was pregnant and I would have been two weeks behind her in EDD, but oh well. My silver lining in not having a May baby is that my baby's birthday won't be too close to my stepsons birthday.
Daisychain, sorry Af came, bummer interesting theory too. Our bodies are so intricate and mysterious sometimes eh. I think I might be your AF buddy as I can feel she is on her way (3 days late). Although I'm pretty certain I am not pregnant now, I am almost certain some part of pregnancy took place this cycle (as I just know my body and this was no ordinary cycle).
Alzora, I hope AF stays away from you. But if not, we can bear the burden of her together.
Bettydogooder, I agree about trying to live in the moment and not letting Ttc or anything try to consume us. That was great to read your post and it gave me some perspective, thanks.
Nessie, hope you are having a great time catching up with your siblings and work out when you are ovulating soon
Casilayne, thanks for your encouragement The first month I tried I got pregnant and had a miscarriage at 5 weeks and this has been my first month trying again since then and this time I had a weird cycle. I hope I don't have to go through six months either, but I am encouraged by your strength and determination to keep at it.Mumma of 3 Angel babies, Lani (my heavenly flower), Charlie (my free little one) and Brennan (my brave teardrop) xxx
September 1st, 2013 08:21 PM #2534
@Daisychain - Honestly, I think if you start thinking that way you're only setting yourself up for more disappointment. I know it's definitely possible to be pregnant and have a "period", but it's unlikely. Are your luteal phases normally only nine days? That can be a problem when TTC because your body doesn't have enough time to register pregnancy hormones before your period comes (so the egg doesn't have enough time to implant properly).
@Frangipani - Always nice to see another Aussie berry! I'm in Adelaide, but originally from Victoria.
This is our sixth month TTC and, I agree, anyone who does this longer than a few months is a hero! Lol. Although, honestly, everybody expects to be pregnant within three months, but the average amount of time healthy couples take to conceive their first baby? Seven months. And it's not unusual for people with zero fertility issues to take over a year (even up to eighteen months according to my doctor). He's actually said to me in the past: "Since you're under 30, and you don't have any obvious problems, I wouldn't worry until it's been more than eighteen months." Easy for him to say! I've just entered my fertile time, so we'll see what happens. AF is due on September 20. A Mayby would be fantasticTTC #1
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