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Lori (nice pic) Italy-woo, Wine YUM... I will keep saying that in a couple weeks for you if needed (or preferably I'll be saying wine Yuck...Chianti is overrated Smile )!!!

Well my plan has already gone south...Dh and I argued over (absolutely) nothing last night and that was on our 'every other day schedule" so no BD last eve. Sad I hope to get us back on track and try tonight, I may O anytime?..not sure yet going to go POAS in about 20mins. And Deanna I also get so mad at myself and DH with every missed opportunity! I want to shout "well that was it and we missed it cause you were being an A** last night and needed to fight about nothing" I guess if I blame him then it would only make him feel just as miserable as me and will not help anything.

A question, EWCM, EWCM its on everyone post and I honestly do not really know how to 'see' or check the EWCM? I know everyone talks about it, but I do not think I have any. (hence the reason I'm taking EPO and Robitussn) I don't know how to 'feel' for it and can't figure out where I'm actually suppose to be feeling anyway and the texture of what ever you feel for is very subjective? stretchy, white, clear, sticky...The answer is uhh Yes? I think? -also How in the world do you know if your cervix is high, low, soft, open??? what? I have no clue what I am feeling up there Sad and not to mention, its really not the most plesant of things to do in a small work restroom. Any tricks or advice is much appreciated.

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Heather, OMG I literally was JUST having this conversation with a friend of mine this afternoon (her name is Heather too! lol)... about how if I miss the very night I had it in my mind to BD then I get all grumpy and think the WHOLE MONTH IS SHOT just because we didn't do it THAT time.... like one time I thought we needed to do it on a certain day and we had company in town, and DH didn't feel comfortable with a quickie in between plans with them, so he put me off until that evening and had a little too much to drink so we didn't BD...and the next morning I woke up and was like ITS ALL YOUR FAULT!! Well just keep in mind that sperm can live for 3-5 days so it's not the end of the world if you miss a day. Maybe you were meant to switch up your schedule for some reason and do it today!

As far as EWCM goes- its supposed to be clear, stretchy slick, they call it egg white because it's supposed to be like the consistency of egg whites. I think people just notice it as discharge (how many times when I'm supposed to ovulate to I feel something discharge and think OOOHHH GOTTA GO CHECK THAT OUT?!! Answer: lots...haha)...A lot of women (myself included) don't get much at all. I only notice it on very rare occasions on my own (like in my underwear)...sometimes if I bear down then a little will come out or if I stick a finger up there I can find some... the mucinex is supposed to help with that, also fertilCM maybe... or preseed lube.
I have NO friggin idea how to check CP though... I've tried and it just feels all squishy, I can't tell anything from anything up there! soooooo, you're definintely not alone there. Some women have an actual monitor/scope to stick up there to check CP... but I haven't gone that far.

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Heather.............I've never been able to feel a difference in the texture of my cervix, but once I went on Clomid I noticed a definite difference in how high it went. I had never felt that before, but I was able to get pregnant even before the Clomid, so I don't think you should read too much into it if you can't figure it out and it doesn't seem to go anywhere. As for the EWCM and how to check for it.........I never got a whole lot of CM, so I read that you can insert two fingers, rub them around a bit, then pull them out pressed together and slowly pull them apart. Just make sure that your hands are clean before you try it. Smile The trickiest part is telling the difference between EWCM and DH's swimmers. With experience you can totally tell the difference (can you tell I've been doing it FOREVER?? lol) but in the beginning what you'll have to look for is how far the CM will stretch. DH's swimmers will string out a little, but breaks pretty easily. EWCM will stretch at least an inch or two. But anyway.............some women never get EWCM and are still able to get pregnant, so again, don't sweat it too much. Like I said, I've always been a bit dry, but I've successfully gotten pregnant twice while using PreSeed, so don't stress over it too much. My problem is getting the bean to stick, now!

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BFP May 2010 -  M/C same month
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Hi ladies,

I am totally having the whole freak out about BD and waiting for my LH surge. This is my 7th day of high on my CBE moniter and this afternoon I just got a slight fade in line on an OPK. My biggest challenge is making sure I don't wear DH out to soon because the whole sex on demand thing has gotten really tiresome for us. So, o think we will still try to BD tonight incase my surge is tomorrow. DH and I were talking yesterday and we were saying not only how exciting it will be to be PG, but also what a huge relief it will be from this very unromantic BD on demand thing.

Heather, sorry about you and DH arguing, that stinks. I wouldn't worry to much about not BD yesterday, those swimmers can live for a couple of days at least inside you. As for CP, I haven't been able to figure anything out by monitering mine, lol. EWCM has been lacking for me too. I am usually only slightly moist, thank goodness for pressed!! I usually get EWCM once if i take EPO. Although it is hard to really picture what EWCM looks like exactly, I knew what it was the first time I had it because it was abundant and stretchy. Hope that helps.

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Keiki, amen about the the whole unromantic BD on demand thing... what a relief it will be to not have to worry about that anymore!

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Lori, thanks, glad we all get that upset when we just miss one opportunity-so sorry for our DH's having to put up with us and our craziness- it will all be worth it!! Smile And I think your right, we were meant to skip that day bcause I havent even O'd yet (gonna go chek in a sec to see if today is the day- but had a slight line yesterday) but if its is today we are gonna BD for the next few days....hopefully Wink

Katie, Keiki (and Lori) thanks for info on EWCM, glad we all kinda have the same issues with it and its not just me. I still don't think I really have any. But I do use Preseed a bit, so maybe we should add a little extra for these next few times!

Have a good week everybody Smile

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Hey Everyone,

Just thought I would pop in, I don't get much or any EWCM either, so I am not feeling so bad that I'm not the only one! We use preseed, but I usually don't use very much or even every time, so I'm wondering if I should be upping it!

I just found out that DH's SA results came back as according from a text from DH "good number and motility but a little low on the shape but they aren't concerned about it" whatever that means!! LOL I hope that means there isn't really anything to be worried about....

We see the RE tomorrow so hopefully I will have more info after that!

Jayne

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Great news Jayne with DH's SA!! Let us know what the RE says...

I had an appointment for the end of this month but DH wants to wait a couple more.... so were just hoping the Progesterone capsules work before then!! Smile

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Oh Jayne that's great news on the SA!! I'm sure we've talked about this before, but does your DH take vitamins? After my DH's SA came back slightly abnormal the first time, I started him on a multi, and added L-Carnitine (sp) and grapeseed extract (same ingredients in FertilAid for men)...and had him cut back on the caffeine... this time his was completely normal, so I am hoping some of that helped!
Can't wait to hear how your appointment goes!

Heather, I hope the capsules work for you too!! What CD are you? ..oh, never mind I just read your 2ww post. Smile FX for you!

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Hey, Well we had the appointment today and the recommendation is IUI. I don't have a problem with that in and of itself, but I just don't know how many times we can afford it! I was excite earlier because we have some direction, but now 'm starting to really worry about the financial side of it. We were hoping to get some other things paid for, an now this may put a wrench in those plans...

Jayne