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I wrote out a post and was ready to submit it and my 3 year old son decided to push the power button on the computer... Puzzled

Anyways... Just wondering how everyone was doing??? It's been quiet on here! I'm currently 7dpo (I think - how do you exactly figure that out?) I had my +OPK 7 days ago. So, I'm assuming that's how I figure it out. I'm patiently.. ok let's by honest...I'm not being patient Big smile in my 2ww. I did a test this am.... knowing it would be negative. But thought... what the heck. My cycle has been so irregular since my m/c in March. It has been anywhere from 24-38. So, I have no idea when AF will arrive.

We had another 8" of snow yesterday... which we didn't need after our 20" over Christmas! Blizzard conditions today and it is down right FREEZING! Our temp tonight is supposed to get down to -25. The high tomorrow is a whopping -5! With windchills at -35 to -45. Sad( Oh how I love Iowa!

Hoping things are well with you ladies! Lot of Baby Dust to you!!!!!!!

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Hi, my name is Shannon. My husband and I just decided this month that we would start TTC. I'm 28 and he's 36 and we've been married for 2 1/2 years. When I 19 I had a laparoscopy (sp?) done and was told that my tubes were almost completely closed on the ends due to having Pelvic Inflammatory Disease as a teenager. The doc basically told me that my only options are in-vitro or adoption. Obviously both those options are very expensive and we just don't have the money for that, also we want to try on our own for a couple months or so.

I would appreciate any suggestions regarding this. I ordered ovulation tests and I am going to start testing tomorrow but I am new to all of this and I'm not exactly sure I'm going about this the right way.

Thanks!
Shannon

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Hey ladies! Welcome Shannon. I'm sorry to hear about your sitation, but since your tubes are not completely closed, I pray that you will have success on your TTC journey. It certainly doesn't hurt to keep trying until in the meantime! Only one little swimmer needs to meet your egg! Keep us posted on the results of your OPKs and we'll be rooting for you.

Sorry I haven't posted in a bit. I've been checking in, but since I'm just (im)patiently waiting Sad I didn't really have much interesting to report. I think I'm about 4 DPO or so and I also tested this morning, lol. (Jamie, after your + OPK, you're supposed to ov 12-36 hrs after, so you're probably 6DPO or so) Either way, I'm just counting down the days until I can get an accurate test. Since I work in a clinic, we have pg tests in the office so it's really helped to feed my addiction. After I POAS today, I was thinking, if I hold it to the light JUST right, I could see a faint trace of a line.....maybe....not really, lol.

What symptoms have the rest of you in the 2ww been experiencing? I've had some headaches, feel quite hungry lately and more gassy. I've read that these can be symptoms of early pg, but I'm trying not to get my hopes up that my incessant farting has anything to do with that. After all, it's too early for me to have implantation most likely, but I read it can occur as early as 4 dpo.

Stay warm girls! It's been a crazy winter. I live in Charlotte NC, so it's been pleasantly cold, but no snow and not freezing.

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Welcome Shannon! I would just start by doing OPK's. Many others chart their temps, but I haven't really gone that far yet. I actually have been trying to conceive for 20 months and just started doing OPK's. I so wished I would have found this site like 2 years ago. My DH was looking over my shoulder yesterday as I was typing and I was like - Hey.. this isn't for you Smile He said... Oh, Are you talking to your girls about your girlie things Wink It was funny! I think he is also glad I found other people to talk to!!!

Angie, You are TOO funny! ~ I had cramping on the night of my + OPK... which I never realized before. Does that mean I ovulated then, or I was about to ovulate?? Maybe I should start checking my temp too... Ugh. That just doesn't sound very appealing to me. It's bad enough peeing on sticks, in cups, on my hands... ect! I can relate to the whole farting thing!! TMI coming....... When I was pregnant with my son, I totally could out do my DH in loudness AND smell!!!! It was horrible!!! When i was preggo in Feb, even in the short few weeks, I had MAJOR bloating and my boobs were HUGE. They are by no means large at all, so I noticed that right away. I could actually fit in my bra decent! Wink I don't think I really have any symtoms right now. I am having bad gas, but I think it's from a combination of the antibiotics I just got done taking for a very long cold and my diet. I'm doing Biggest Loser 2010 with a group of people from my town. I'm not trying REAL hard because I made them all promise me that I could get an honerable disharge if I got preggo! But, I am trying to cut down on my constant snacking habbit I have developed. YIKES! Hoping maybe the healthier diet will help my chances.

Funny what you said about checking the tests. It's crazy how your mind can make you see a line. I walk around with it in my hand and look at it with every light. So dumb... If it's positive, I will be able to see it!!!!!! We are crazy people...hee..hee!

Ok... Sorry for the rambling. It's time for bed. Nighty night.

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Nah, we're not crazy! I thought I was crazy, but now I know I'm not alone Big smile I had resorted to digging my old HPTs out of the trash which resulted in me thinking I was pg last cycle and all it was was an evap line, so I won't be doing that anymore, lol. This time I really feel pg and in fact I'm a little scared that I will get very depressed if I get a BFN next month, so I'm trying to prepare myself just in case. I've been analyzing EVERY twinge and symptom to the point where I'm starting to reconsider that "crazy" thing as I type. I just discovered a new site called twoweekwait.com where women post their early pg symptoms so that has added a whole new layer to my OCD and I'm going, "Ive got that! and I've got that too!" Well, headaches, gas and bloat are pretty non-specific signs and I'm starting to wonder if I'm developing psychosomatic symptoms because I was pretty sure I was pg last cycle too only to get a BFN.
The pelvic cramping occurs when the egg is released, so you were probably ovulating when you felt that. Usually you will release an egg on one side and that is the side you will feel the cramping or heaviness. This month I felt the pain on both sides of my abd, and I dreamt that I gave birth to twin boys while I was ovulating. Not sure if that was a Nostradomas moment, or if my mind was just reacting to that sensation in my sleep.
If I don't get my BFP this cycle, I'm definitely going to start temping just to make sure I did Ov. I had 2 aunts in their 40s who were TTC and they were temping and I remember thinking they were obsessive and I would never do that, but here I am a few months into this pulling out all the stops. They both got pg by the way, it just took a little while.

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OK this is like the 3rd time I've tried to sit down and reply. I need me time!!!!!!!!!
I always feel guilty because I'm gone so much of the time for work.

Hi Shannon, Good luck on TTC. I started with temping just because it was the first thing I learned about on my first TTC journey. Then I heard about OPK's ( I knew nothing about TTC, never wanted kids for a long time ) I love OPK's we got PG in 2 months after I started using them. I was happy since I was already 37. I hope I have good luck with them this time too.

Jamie and Angie - I obsess too, I will study my charts of FF, I took OPK's for 3 days after my peak just to see what I would see. NUTS!! Now I'm doing the "what was that I felt" I pray every day.... more than once a day to get PG. I feel selfish praying for myself so much but I can't help it. I have a good friend who is very analyitical about everything and I'm not usually this way so she is laughing at me.

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Hi Julie! Nice to "see" you again! I wondered if you had been busy with work. Where do you work? If you don't mind sharing. I work in an insurance agency with my mom and Grandma. My Grandma started the business 30 years ago when my Grandpa had his 2nd heart attack and couldn't work anymore. It's nice cuz I have a lot of freedom and it's not so stressful. My Grandma will be 75 in Feb and still works everyday! I enjoy being with them, but it's hard cuz they now everything that happens in my life (which is both good and bad).

Anyways... I've been a POASoholic (or whatever). Even did 2 this morning. One from this sight and one with CB Easy. I just want it so bad I can hardly stand it! My friends (neighbors accross the street) just had a baby Friday morning. We went to visit them and baby Wyatt and I just wanted to cry. I could hardly look at him when I was holding him. I got home and hugged my DH and said... I'm so happy for them, but I want my own so badly.

I really hope we all get our BFP's this month! I'm just impatiently waiting. The only symptom I have is a little tenderness in my boobs... but that's probably from poking them so much Wink

I'm so glad I have you girls and glad we can express our feelings... no matter what they are!!!

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I REALLY hope we get our BFP. Since this is the first month I got a + OPK and we BD'd on the right dates I am hopeful to a fault. I know I will be crushed if I'm not pg and even worse, DH keeps saying "I know you're pregnant". I have to admit I did something really bad though. My anxiety has started kicking up again because the deadline for our IRS audit is almost here and between our crappy accountant and me throwing away tons of important documents when we moved, I've been worried. So, I had a fairly big glass of red wine, then had wicked heartburn and felt awful for caving. I mean, what kind of wino can't even take 2 weeks off from drinking when TTC?! Well, I started an OCD internet search on this and I gotta tell ya, the internet can get you all freaked out.... But in my heart I know one glass of wine wouldn't likely do anything. Sometimes I feel like conceiving a baby is like trying to light a candle in the wind.... one wrong move and - POOF, it goes up in smoke. Well, I want details from everyone in their 2ww! I'm gonna try to hold out on testing until this coming Friday, which is 10 dpo and I'm debating on whether I will have the girls at work draw my blood if I get a BFN pg test. It's nice having access to these things, but it makes me even more obsessive and I'm not sure I like the idea of people at work knowing if I'm pg or not before I do. I'll keep you guys posted.

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I'm going to try and hold out on testing for a few days - at least until Wed. Curently I am 10 dpo. I keep thinking, oh... I'll just give it a try, but every negative is starting to get depressing! It must be convenient Angie to work there but I can see how it can make you crazy! I don't think I would worry to much about the wine. Researching it will obviously make it sounds worse. When I conceived Aidan, I drank more beer (and I hate beer) a few nights later then I had in a LONG time.

I'll let you know if I cave in and test in the am.... I just might end up testing everyday this week. My will power is not very strong this month. Puzzled

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Oh.. and Angie~ I'm hopeful at fault also. Also got my +OPK and BD'd at the right times and used soft cups for the first time. All these 1st's so I guess I'm thinking... why wouldn't I be this time!?!

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