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Hello ladies!!!

We went to my husband's urology appointment to check get his SA and everything looks great!!!! He let us look at them under the microscope and it was suuuuuuper cool!! Big smile

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Holley,
Thats awesome. So what did they look like lol?

So both of you have to go watch this video on you tube I cant stop laughing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQlIhraqL7o

Also look up the video "Pregnant Women are smug" It is so funny. I hope i dont turn into that woman. lol

Courtney,

Thats a great idea thats what i usually do. I lay there and read books on my phone via the internet.

So my holiday is going to be crazy, lol. Christmas eve at inlaws. Christmas day at my family celebration. Then on Sunday its my Stepdad (call him dad) 70th bday party. Lol so weekend consists of me eating sleeping and bding lol.

I cant wait to see my husband open his xmas presents. For his birthday I got him the Kinect for our Xbox. I love it. Our parents bought him the games. The dance central one is so much fun and a real workout. Its funny to watch people try to dance. lol.

So here is something interesting that happened to me today, if i didnt know I wasnt pregnant after today I would question it. So I had to go into the office for a meeting. Well the room it was in, really smelled bad. I have a senstive nose anyway. But it smelled so bad that it was making me sick, and I was burning up where everyone else was kinda cold. So I ended up moving my chair next to door that was open for fresh air. But after awhile it was so bad my nose was running and my eyes were watering so bad. I ended up leaving an hour early. I feel fine now. And yesterday I hurled out water in the kitchen just standing there. My husband couldnt stop laughing.

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Melanie,
You are having sympathy morning sickness Tongue

They looked like little swimmers. Millions of them. It was like tangible encouragement of this process. There they were. And I felt like, "this is going to happen!!!"

Courtney,
If you can't stop coffee cold, you may want to downgrade to black tea and then to green. To make it a gradual process and ward off the headaches Wink I still don't think one small cup will kill you but if you're planning on stopping coffee once you're pregnant anyways then now is a good time, right?

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Lol i know. Oh well.

I did the gradual quitting of caffeine. But I still find days I am dragging and I wish I had some. I had a really rough time when on bedrest when I had to go cold turkey.

On a better note, I am close to Oing cause I am having the little pains on right side, and am so in the mood Wink

Heres to wishing and hoping. Love

Sticky baby dust to one and all.

How is everyone today?

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Melanie - Those videos were HILARIOUS! I have both songs stuck it my head though, hopefully I don't start singing them Smile And I am also the Queen at imagining pregnancy symptons, the first and the fourth month I was so sure I almost told people! Hahahah. I think we are just super aware of our bodies now, and notice things we wouldn't have before. Now that I'm so late, every twinge and cramp is a sign that my AF is coming, my tubes are bursting, or I have cancer. Until it "passes" and I realize it's indigestion. haha! I'm so jealous about your xbox kinect!! My DH and I have been eyeing it for months, but I just got a new game for my wii, so I'm happy.

My Christmas holidays just got way better! My boss told me I could take off after lunch today, and didn't have to come it at all tomorrow! Then I also have Mon/Tues off, and he said i might not have to come it at all next week if it's slow!! Longest weekend ever! So excited.

I was a little bummed last night. I went to my sister's house to play with my adorable nephews (2 1/2 and 1). I don't usually get bummed out when I'm around them, because how could you? They are way to much fun and love you and make you feel awesome. But then my sister, who has no idea that we are trying, starting talking about how much she loves being a mom, and how even after two you get so excited about the little things that they do and learn. ugh. She usually doesn't talk to me about that, because I think they didn't want us to rush into having kids. But now that we have 3 married years under our belt, I can feel the pressure starting. Hopefully we'll be able to report a BFP in the next few months!! I can't imagine waiting until I'm 12 wks now. In the beginning it seemed like no big deal, but after this long it's like.. I have to wait?? not fair!

Holley- I think I will. Just the comfort of having a hot liquid in the morning will make it an easier transition, and I do actually like green tea. not as much as coffee, but oh well. And that's great news about the swimmers! So cool that they let you look, it's so nice when they actually let you be apart of it and really educate you instead of saying "it's fine". I think all this positive energy will be a great thing! Good luck!

Good luck Melanie!! How long ago did you guys start trying?

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Melanie,
Weird!!! I too am having pains on my right side and very "in the mood" as you said. Well, I'm just a day behind you so I guess that makes sense. That, and the confirmation of the swimmers was so encouraging Big smile .

Ladies,
It is SO hard not to micro-examine every twinge when you very much want it to be because you're pregnant. I think that is the hardest part. BUT, one day it will be true. I'm still going to try really hard not to get too invested in the idea. This time of year is choc full of distractions so hopefully that won't be too hard.

Courtney,
Congrats on your time off!!! It's hard not to get jealous of pregnant ladies or women with babies sometimes. But it will totally happen for you when it's the right egg and the right sperm, when the little person who is supposed to be your son or daughter is ready to start their journey.

I feel like so much about waiting to conceive is learning how to let go, then let go some more. It's really one of the hardest things we have to do, but prepares us for other challenges like raising the child and especially giving birth.

I hope everyone has a merry, merry Christmas and great time with the hubbies and family. Good things are coming Smile

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Courtney,

I am so happy for all the time off you got off. Enjoy it. I know how tought it can be sometimes watching little kids even if they bring you joy. Its because we want our own so bad. I have the same reaction sometimes to my nieces and nephews. I also have a hard time sometimes when my best friend complains about all of her symptoms. I want to say that i would kill for the morning sickness right about now lol. But I am so happy for her and just keep quite.
I love how people who have never tried to get pregnant or have had kids tell you that you need to stop stressing. I want to tell them that until they are in my shoes not to judge. : )

When you finally break down and get kinect it is worth it. So much better then Wii, it is so sensitive to the moves you do that it really makes you work for it. Also number one thing is no batteries for controllers. Its all in your body.

To answer your question, this will be our official 3rd cycle. We originally started in end of May but I got sick. So we werent really trying but we werent not trying either.

Holley,

Its funny how we both are feeling it. My husband doesnt believe we can feel it.
I feel kind of terrific today. Although so busy, two days before Christmas I get two clients who want to put an offer on houses. So I am running around like crazy.

It keeps my mind off things and hey if all works out money to spend lol.

I also want to say Merry Merry Christmas. I will be on here off and on so maybe we will catch each other. Cool

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Hello Ladies!

I'm going to go read all of your post to catch up on everyone's story... But I wanted to introduce myself..

My name's Belle. I am pretty young, 24 next month, and my husband just turned 30 last weekend. My husband and I have been married 1yr & 7months, together for 2 and a half years.. My husband has 2 girls from previous relationships, whom I love dearly Smile
We've been "not preventing" from before we were married, but actively tracking from January 2010. I was using OPK's and found that I am ridiculously NORMAL... 26 day cycle, positive OPK on CD 11 or 12! But month after month, no luck! I wasn't getting any answers and my doc was just giving me the old "you're young, plenty of time.. don't rush" blah blah blah... needless to say, I have a new one. I just recently (11/20) went for my annual exam and amoung conversation she decided that she was going to test me for this random bacteria that lives on the cervix that kills and prevents the sperm from entering and fertilzing the egg.. found out Wed of last week I was positive! So as of right now I'm on this extremely strong antibiotic and am waiting for my next cycle to come so I can see if it's worked and we get our BFP!!!
I want nothing more than to get pregnant and add a baby to our family.. Since my husband has been successful in having 2 children, I feel like it's obviously on me. I feel childish and petty for feeling this way, but why can they give him babies and I can't.. it hurts so bad Sad

I could just really use some ladies to talk to that understand even a little about how I feel..

I'm going to read up on all of you and your stories..
Looking forward to hearing from you all!

Good night!
-Belle

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Courtney, Melanie, and Holley..
I just wanted to let you know I've read all of your post, all caught up Big smile

It seems like all of you really have all eyes on you.. like everyone is just waiting for the "we're pregnant", I'm sure it's tough with the constant reminder. My husbands mother more than anything wants us to wait... she's great, I love her, but she has a hard time not being the 'mommy' of all. We struggle very much so with my 4yr old, she tends to step on my toes when it comes to being the 'boss' lol.
When it comes to my family... I don't have a relationship with my mom, never really have. I am the youngest of 7 (4 sisters and 2 brothers), I only really talk to the sister closest in age to me I love her dearly, but she's unmarried and really can't relate
I occastional speak to my 32yr old sister only because my DH and her DH are cousins and all she ever says is "when is he gonna give you your own baby.. or.. when are you gonna get yours, its not fair he gave these other women children and you're doing it the right way..."
Hearing her say it really doesn't seem as bad until I write it down, wow... I'm actually really ticked off at her!!! I love my girls, I wouldn't trade them for a 'biological' child EVER!!!

Courtney, I know all too well about ovarian cyst ruptures.. I was hospitalized literally every other month from March 2008 to May 2009 for cyst ruptures.. the worst being Sept 1, 2008 when I had 6 cyst on my ovaries and a 7th on my right that was ruptured causing all of the pain (4 on my right & 2 on my left). I am happy to report that I haven't really had any issues of cysts since May 2009 (the month before we got married).

Are y'all ready for Christmas?
How are your holiday plans coming?

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Hi Belle!

Well you've come to the right place because we all relate to where you are at- wanting a baby and waiting and hoping.

I had no idea there could be sperm-hostile bacteria on the cervix. Do they routinely check for this if you're not conceiving? My gyno never mentioned it. Would this show up on an annual exam when they do the dreaded pap?

I am going to do the ovulation predictor sticks for the first time this cycle so I may have some questions for you! Actually, I'm going to start either today or tomorrow. Most likely today because I'm impatient and we're kinda snowed in at the moment.

It's hard to tune out all the noise either from other people with their not so helpful advice/anxiety or from your own worries but it can be done. And I am really enjoying having other women to talk to who also know what it feels like to have to be very patient and persistent in conceiving.

By the way, Melanie, I know what you mean about being told to "just relax and it will happen." There was a point when I felt like I might have to smack the next person who said that to me Wink It's a TAD more complicated than that emotionally and we're doing the best we can on that front people!!! Tongue

We are having a great Christmas and I feel very blessed! I hope everyone else is enjoying their holiday!!