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Title: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on July 31, 2016, 10:02:42 PM
Looking for a TTC buddy to share all the crazy emotions with. This is our first month trying. Anyone else going through this currently?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Cheyostergaard on August 01, 2016, 12:00:05 AM
We are to. I have the same crazy emotions! And it's our first month.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on August 01, 2016, 12:48:00 AM
Hiii!!! Yay someone else's first month too. Are you excited? I'm excited and nervous at the same time. Baby dust sent your way.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Cheyostergaard on August 01, 2016, 01:55:36 AM
Hi!! I'm excited and nervous as well! Same to you!!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: jkw1991 on August 01, 2016, 02:11:07 AM
Hi ladies :)
I'm also in my first month of trying to conceive my 2nd. AF is actually due today but a no show at the moment. I took one of the 6 day early first response tests 3 days ago but it was negative. Have been told they are a waste of time though. So now I am trying to hold off a few more days before retesting :) best of luck to you both ! :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on August 02, 2016, 04:16:52 PM
Hiiiii. Good luck. Has AF showed up yet? Have you taken anymore test? I've also heard that those test are a waste of money. I'm not sure what's going on with me, but my period is about 12 days away and today I have such bad cramps all of a sudden. Not to mention I have so much pressure in my lower abdomen that it is uncomfortable to bend over. Any idea what this could be? Good luck and baby dust to you.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Cheyostergaard on August 02, 2016, 08:51:50 PM
I unfortunately am not this month. But hoping for next month now. I had the same cramps 12 day before my period as well. And pressure. It might just be your mind playing tricks. Lol or your just cramping. Implantation cramping doesn't happen till 6 days before missed period that's what my dr said. :) good luck :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on August 02, 2016, 10:16:49 PM
In sorry to hear that. Hopefully next month. But remember it takes healthy couples up to 2 years to conceive so try not to get discouraged. Idk what's going on with me. Last month, I only had my period one day which was weird bc I have bad periods. I took a test and it said negative, but all of a sudden I'm having these horrible cramps. Hopefully they don't last long. 
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: tdazy on August 03, 2016, 12:24:05 AM
Hi ladies!
I'm still here TTC for our first bub. My AF is actually now 8 days late and I still am too scared to take a test as don't want to be disappointed! Silly I know! But AF came really late last cycle so could be just the same thing.
When are u ladies due for AF?
T x
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on August 03, 2016, 12:59:28 AM
Girl I don't know how your holding off. I totally get it tho. I won't take a test until my missed period. But since your already 8 days late, I would be going crazy. I hope it's a good thing and af isn't coming. As for me, AF is due in 12 days. At least according to this app it is. Last month I had a really weird period and I've been cramping bad all day today. I'm not sure what is going on with me, but hopefully it's a good sign.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on August 03, 2016, 10:50:34 AM
Hi girls! Crashing this party! Tdazy are your cycles irregular? I usually know when my cycles are due because I can usually tell when I ovulate, so I just count ahead 12-14 days. Right now I believe I'm about that time frame away from AF. But that would make a really long cycle for me. Approx 39 days. Do you feel any symptoms? Really hope this is your month!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on August 03, 2016, 05:32:52 PM
Hi Nkap, welcome. Wow that is a really long cycle. I just stared using this app but it seems like mine are 28-29 days. Wouldn't that be great if we all got pregnant around the same time?  I can't tell when I ovulate so I'm depending on this app to give me an idea of when that happens. Hopefully it's in the right ball park.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on August 03, 2016, 05:59:38 PM
I hear that this app is not very reliable for predicting ovulation. A lot of the girls on here use the Ovia app I believe. Do you use ovulation kits? I do not, but might do it next cycle to be sure I'm ovulating when I think I am.

 That would be very cool if we all got pregnant together! 
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on August 03, 2016, 06:18:38 PM
Yea that's what I heard as well. I'm hoping as long as I'm consistent around the time that'll I catch it at the right time and get pregnant. Maybe I'll download that other app too. I don't use the ovulation kits yet, but will if it doesn't happen soon. With me personally, I'm trying not to put to much pressure on it bc I don't want it to drive me crazy and let me down when I don't see that BFP. But I might end up using them in a few months.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on August 03, 2016, 08:55:30 PM
Yes, deff don't put too much pressure on yourself. It only works against us! 
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on August 03, 2016, 10:54:58 PM
I downloaded the ovia app and it says today is my last day in my fertile window. This app said it ended two days ago. Husband works nights, but if he's not too tired I might try to get an extra night in. Haha
How long have you been TTC?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on August 03, 2016, 11:48:58 PM
Haha see! We could never be too sure! This is my 5th month trying.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on August 04, 2016, 12:07:51 AM
Yea you never know. It's so hard when he works nights though. He's so tired when he gets home. Sending lots of baby dust your way. I really hope it's almost time for you. :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Morgancrystal47 on August 04, 2016, 12:31:50 AM
Hi guys!!! I'm new to this app and was wondering if anyone has the same symptoms... I honestly don't think I'm pregnant. But I've been dizzy for 3 days straight and today I had bad diarrhea.. I don't start my period till The 9th.. My cycle is usually 27-28 days.. I did ovulate on the 24th but we didn't have sex. I mean that whole week... From the 19th to the 25th! Do you think the prenatal pills could play a part in this?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on August 04, 2016, 12:49:51 AM
Thanks wifelife! Hope so too! Hat really stinks that he gets home so late :/ maybe you could try mornings? Whatever works!

And Morgan, it seems unlikely that you would be pregnant, as your fertile window is about 5 days. The days leading up to your ovulation day. If you didn't have sex for 5 days prior to ovulating, I couldn't see how that would work. Prenatal vitamins could play a part.. Honestly not sure :/
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Sydneyls on August 04, 2016, 11:12:42 AM
Jkw1991- just wanted to tell you that I had tested 3 days before my expected period, got a BFN, tested the day before got a faint positive, and now I am 8 weeks 3days pregnant :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on August 04, 2016, 03:02:39 PM
Nkap, ok I just had something weird happen. Remember on the 2nd of August I had really bad cramping and pressure? Well TMI, I'm sorry, but today when I wiped my discharge had brown blood in it. Just a small amount so I looked in the toilet and there was also a dime size amount of brown substance on my discharge. I am 10 days away from my period. Do you think this could be implantation? I thought it was still too early for that, but I did have a very weird and short period last month so maybe I ovulated earlier then expected?

Morgan, I don't think your pregnant, but you never know. I would most likely think it has to do with the prenatal vitamins.

Sydney, congrats!!! How exciting. :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on August 04, 2016, 03:21:49 PM
Wifelife... Hmm maybe you ovulated later than you thought and your cramping and pressure could have been ovulation cramping? I always feel bloated along with twinging pain in either my left or right side, depending where I'm ovulating from.

Also, if your period was weird last month you really wouldn't know exactly where you are in this Cycle.

If you are sure of when you ovulated, I still don't think it could be inplantation bleeding becase that would t happen until 6-12 DPO and usually toward the latter end.

People can spot during their cycle so maybe your body is just thrown off a bit. Keep us posted on any further info.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on August 04, 2016, 04:16:36 PM
Nkap, your right? My body is probably just acting strange bc it's thrown off due to a weird period last month. I had my period on the right day last month, but it was very light and only 3 days rather then 5. Who knows. Only time will tell. :) Thank you for getting back to me. It's nice knowing there are people I can ask my questions to since no one else knows we are TTC. :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on August 04, 2016, 10:21:32 PM
Wifelife, you're welcome! That's why I joined this forum, hoping I had people to reach out to. Glad to know I'm of some assistance! Haha. Time will tell, so just continue to be patient with your body. Keep me updated!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Knzault on August 04, 2016, 10:33:05 PM
Hey ladies, my name is Kenzie. My husband and I are currently on our first month TTC. I've never been on birth control. I've also never really been good at tracking my cycle. But I think I have been fairly regular. I tracked AF on this app last month, and now according to this it says I'm 2 days late. Should I test in the morning or wait? I'm 2 weeks and 4 days since my estimated ovulation.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on August 04, 2016, 10:59:21 PM
Nkap, I most definitely will. Thank you. I'm new to all of this so I feel like I have so many weird questions that pop up. Haha. Keep me updated about you too.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on August 04, 2016, 11:01:00 PM
Kenszault, I would go ahead and test. You very well could be pregnant. If you get a BFN I'd wait a few more days and if AF still doesn't show I'd test again. Hope this helps.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on August 05, 2016, 01:04:50 PM
Kenzault.. This app is can be very off as it's sets to a 28 day cycle which you could adjust to your cycles. However you're unsure of your cycles. Right now this app for me says 2 days late as well but judging by when I think I ovulated (and my cycles varying every month) I know that I have at least another 8-12 days until expected AF. I would wait a week and then test. But you know your body best!! Good luck!

Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on August 05, 2016, 01:05:31 PM
Wifelife.. Ask all the questions you want! I'll try to help based on my own experience ttc and hope that I'm helpful. Haha
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on August 09, 2016, 02:16:33 AM
How is everything going for everyone?

I think I may be out of the running this month. My period is 6 days away and I have had no CM today or yesterday. I've read that being dry down there is a sign of your period and that you didn't get pregnant. I'll know for sure in a week or so.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on August 09, 2016, 06:02:58 AM
Wifelife,

Don't count yourself out! I've had plenty of months where I had cm leading up to AF and still got AF. It all depends on you're body. Not everyone experiences the same thing. Stay positive!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on August 09, 2016, 01:46:11 PM
Thank you Nkap. How is everything with you?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on August 09, 2016, 01:51:39 PM
Everything is good, thanks for asking! Think I have 4 or 5 days left until AF. So far my breasts have been very achy at night, and fuller. I have some sensations in my uterus, and that's about it. I don't ever count any of my symptoms as being much of anything because I've had these all before haha. So time will tell. Just going to continue not stressing about it.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on August 09, 2016, 02:18:31 PM
That is a good idea. It's a good approach. I'm doing the same. Trying not to worry about it and just wait it out. Looks like AF is expected around the same time for us both. So far I only feel a dull ache off and on in my pelvis and I'm extremely tired, but I also had a weekend out of town so that could be why.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on August 09, 2016, 02:27:02 PM
Oh yay a cycle buddy! Haha.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on August 09, 2016, 05:32:15 PM
Yay! :)
Nkap, how old are you and where are you from if you don't mind me asking?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on August 09, 2016, 05:47:19 PM
Hi everyone me and my husband are TTC this month my period was on the 28th of July and ended August 2nd my husband is away at training for the Marine corps we had intercourse all week and including up to my ovulation I am supposed to be  ovulating tomorrow. I know that if you keep thinking about it your mind will play tricks on you. So I'm hoping for a BFP in 2-3 weeks. My husband left yesterday morning but we had intercourse the night before he left that morning. I was wondering how high the chances were for us.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on August 09, 2016, 06:39:30 PM
I'm 28 from New Jersey. How about you?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on August 09, 2016, 06:43:57 PM
Welcome MrsS! How long have you been ttc? Your chances seem great if you know that you in fact ovulate tomorrow. How do you track ovulation? Sending luck your way for your BFP!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on August 09, 2016, 07:10:46 PM
New Jersey huh? I would love to visit there some day. I'm 29 from California. :)

Hi MrsS and welcome. I think you have a very good chance. I am on my 1st month TTC as well. I am now 5-6 days away from AF and I'm hoping she doesn't come. We will see what happens.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on August 09, 2016, 07:14:54 PM
Love California!! Lucky you!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on August 09, 2016, 07:30:35 PM
I love it here too, but I really want out now. Now that I'm married and we are trying for children, I really want to move out of state. I would love to live in the country and just have a slower paced lifestyle. But looks like we will be staying in Cali, bc my husband has a great job here that he can't pass up just to move. It's not worth it.

I know I'm still 5 days from my period, but I want so bad to test just for the heck of it. Haha. Fighting the urge.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on August 09, 2016, 07:36:30 PM
If you think it's fast paced there then you would hate it here! Haha. But I totally understand.

And don't test! Fight the urge! It just sets you up for disappointment. Most people don't even implant until 2 days before their missed period, hence the negative tests. You can do it! We will test together if AF doesn't show hahah.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on August 09, 2016, 07:46:20 PM
I love fast paced for vacation. I use to want to live in a big city. Now that I'm getting older, I would love to live in a small town with lots of trees and just live a peaceful life. Funny how things change. Haha

Your so right. I have to hold off. Husband is convinced I am, but I don't. Haha. I'm so glad we haven't become obsessed though. Just having fun with it. :) yes we can do it together if AF doesn't show for us. :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on August 09, 2016, 07:59:55 PM
Things certainly change as we get older. I feel the same way.  That's so awesome that your husband thinks you're pregnant! That would deff convince me I am lol. But I hate to get excited when we both think I am because it's a disappointing ending. So now I don't even tell him my symptoms and barely try to pay attention to them myself, that way he doesn't ask me about it and I won't obsess. Haha.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on August 09, 2016, 11:37:22 PM
This is the first month we've been trying we started a week ago. I'm hoping we are cause his 22nd birthday is on September 17th so hopefully I do get a positive. I'm 21 living with my mom and sister me and my husband have been together for 2 years and I know it takes a healthy couple 2 years to actually conceive.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on August 10, 2016, 12:14:15 AM
Nkap, I'm the one who will never believe I am until I get that positive. Haha I always say my symptoms are because of something else. I hate getting my hopes up so I also try not to think about it. Husband on the other hand, pays very close attention to me and picks up on if I'm having cramps or moody or whatever it may be. Lol. He's so not the observant type, but for some reason when it comes to me he has always been over the top observant. Lol
Fingers crossed that we both are. :)

MrsS, that would be a great birthday gift for the husband. Hopefully it'll happen soon for you. Baby dust. My husband and I also live with my parents and sister. Not because we "need" to, but because I have a mentally disabled sister that I help take care of. My parents are older and it's harder for them to do it now so I take care of her for them. We all work together.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on August 10, 2016, 12:59:55 AM
Well that's sweet we live with my mom because we have to at the moment but we will be out of here soon. My husband is observant of me he knows when I'm thinking hard about something or the same as you Moody or having cramps. But I'm really hoping I am he told me if I were to tell him I'm pregnant he would want to come home but he can't because of his training for the Marine Corps. This will be my first baby  so excited but so nervous. I have been raising my sister since I was 10 so it will be easy for me to take care of him/her. Do you already have names picked out?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on August 10, 2016, 01:20:16 AM
We have some good husbands. Even though he can't come home, I'm sure he will be very excited. How long is he away for?

As for names. We have two girl names picked out and one boy name we both like and one he likes that he is always convincing me to let him have so I'm still debating on which one to go with. Lol

You?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on August 10, 2016, 02:35:07 AM
Yes we do lol and he's gone for 2 months he's in FortJackson NC right now them he'll be in Virginia for a year but I'll be with him then. And we also have two girl names picked out and one boy name we have Lucy Mae Malakia James pronounced (Malachi) and Cloey Marie.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: jkw1991 on August 10, 2016, 07:27:18 AM
Hi girls, well AF showed for me last week, so have just started trying again for this month :) so mine about 20 or so days out from AF now, best of luck to you both ! :) have everything crossed for positives :)

By the way, I'm 25 & from Australia :) Haven't been to America before but would love to :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on August 10, 2016, 09:46:28 AM
Lots to catch up on! Your husbands sound great, as do you lovely ladies who take care of your family. We live alone, close to both of our families though. We don't have names picked out just yet ;) hope we all get our BFPS this month. Would be a nice birthday gift for your husband MrsS!

Fingers crossed for all of us!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on August 10, 2016, 09:47:45 AM
Jkw, sorry that last month wasn't your month, but onto the next!!! I've never been to Australia but it's a place on my bucket list! Hear it's beautiful!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on August 10, 2016, 11:40:42 AM
Mine too! And yes it would be a great surprise do y'all have any ideas on how I can tell him when I do find out?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on August 10, 2016, 03:55:56 PM
Jkw, I'm sorry it didn't happen this month. Hopefully next. Fingers crossed for you. Baby dust.

MrsS, those are cute names. :) I haven't thought about how to tell anyone yet.

Nkap, we have had our names picked out since we first started dating. Only the two girl names have stayed the same. The boys names have changed throughout our relationship. So who knows, by the time we get pregnant we may change our mind again. Haha.

I feel yucky today. Ran down and weak. :/
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on August 10, 2016, 04:05:25 PM
I feel the same I've been yucky for about 4 days now. I wake up at like 3 or 4 in the morning coughing my lungs out. I know it's deff not pregnancy symptoms because it is to early to tell. My sinuses are acting up and I hate it. I hate feeling yucky I've been in bed all day today and normally I'm not.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on August 10, 2016, 04:28:47 PM
Oh my gosh me too! My sinuses are awful causing a crazy bad headache and woke up with a very sore throat. Been drinking tons of fluids.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on August 10, 2016, 06:14:18 PM
My sinus are acting up as well. I have a migraine and on top of it I have these cramps. I can't explain them, they are just different then normal. Kinda give me this sick feeling. Idk. Maybe I'm catching a cold or something. Not really sure.

Jkw, I forgot to tell you. Australia is also on my bucket list. My husband and I would love to go someday. I bet it's amazing there.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on August 10, 2016, 07:04:47 PM
Wifelife.. These all sound like great signs! Have your cramps been constant? Any other things your feeling?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on August 10, 2016, 07:55:49 PM
I've been having cramps on and off
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on August 10, 2016, 10:14:54 PM
Nkap, no my cramps haven't been constant. Off and on all day. They don't hurt really bad, but I kinda feel sick when I get them. It's so weird to explain. I've never had it before, but it's prob AF letting me know her arrival is in 4 days. As for other symptoms, my lower back has been a little sore. Nothing major. That's all though. Nothing else I can think of. How are you? Any symptoms?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on August 10, 2016, 10:15:45 PM
Oh and they seem to be a little more to the left side rather then the center.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on August 10, 2016, 10:57:23 PM
That's probably ovulation pain I get that when I ovulate some times
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on August 10, 2016, 11:10:14 PM
I already ovulated between 10-12 days ago. I am 4 days away from my period. Could just be AF coming. Idk. I just ate a late dinner about an hour ago and could only eat a few bites bc I felt queasy. I just ate some watermelon and that helped a little bit. I really feel like I may be coming down with something. :(
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on August 10, 2016, 11:17:57 PM
I know the feeling I've been sick for 5 days now
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on August 11, 2016, 07:31:30 AM
I actually always get what feels like ovulation pain towards the end of my cycle. I remember be cause once I liked it up.. Wondering if you could ovulate twice in a cycle haha. I forget what it said, but I get that too.

I'm just the same.. Breasts feel a tad achy. Nothing major. Haven't had any cramping in uterus, but have had some weird sharp pains in my sides or towards the middle, below my belly button. Nothing that screams pregnancy Hahaa.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on August 11, 2016, 04:31:38 PM
Nkap, I'm with ya. Nothing that seems pregnancy to me either. I had a very small amount of blood today when I wiped, but literally it was so small that I wouldn't have even noticed it had I not looked so I don't think that's anything important. I think it's just my body gearing up for AF. We shall see. I do feel down and out today. Tired, headaches, and cranky. I just want to be left alone and don't want to deal with anyone. I feel bad for my husband, but at least he's very understanding and knows I usually get like that during AF however I don't usually do it a few days before.

Achy breast sounds like it could be good signs as well as the pains in your stomach. I've heard of people getting them early on. Baby dust to you.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on August 11, 2016, 05:52:50 PM
Thanks wifelife! But wait, did you not think of implantation bleeding? Could have been that! But I feel like we've been doing so great not getting our hopes up, so I'll just leave it at that! Baby dust to us all :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on August 11, 2016, 06:01:05 PM
Nkap, I thought about it, but it was so small. Barely even visible. Like a speck of blood. Not even a drop. Lol I thought if it was implantation it would have prob been a little more.

I love the approach we are both taking on this. Neither of us gets excited and gets our hopes up. We just go day to day and see what happens. It's really nice to have someone else that I can relate to. We are doing a great job.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on August 11, 2016, 06:20:48 PM
We are doing a great job! Go us! Haha. Well I'll take your word for it. Let me know if anything else!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on August 11, 2016, 06:26:02 PM
Haha I will. Keep me updated as well.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on August 11, 2016, 07:44:34 PM
I'm so glad that I found this forum I'm not getting my hopes or getting to excited about it. The only thing I'm thinking about is being sick and I absolutely hate it! I've been sick for the past 5 days and my throat is killing me from coughing so much
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on August 11, 2016, 08:11:12 PM
Mrs.. I randomly got a cold this week. It's not so bad, but I hate not being able to breathe at night, so annoying.

In other news, I was just telling my husband of my craving for sweets the past few nights, and he looked at me funny and asked me if I had a pregnancy test laying around. I told him I'm absolutely not testing lol. It's still too early... I think lol. I'm not completely positive about this cycle at all. For all I know I could be 5 days late. But I don't think so. Come Monday if AF is not here I'll test.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on August 11, 2016, 09:38:52 PM
I wish I could look at my husband and say that lol I miss him so much. But I know that he is doing this for our future. And I was awake all night coughing my lungs up so my throat hurts. I wanna know but then again I don't want the disappointment. But I haven't even thought about it at all. I know Stephen is though lol.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on August 11, 2016, 11:34:01 PM
It's so weird that we have all gotten sick this week. I'm not really bad sick but my face feels really flush and hot, my skin is clammy and I'm completely drained and exhausted. Last night I woke up coughing but don't have it today, but for some reason my lungs hurt last night.

Nkap, omg no way!! I have cravings today too. I just went and got a butterfinger ice cream because I was craving sweets so bad. Haha. Fingers crossed for you!!! I can't wait to hear what the test says. I keep wanting to test tonight just in case, but I know I shouldn't. The app says my period is due Monday, but I usually start on Sunday's. So same here if no AF Monday, I will test. :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on August 12, 2016, 12:21:25 AM
It is weird I think it's a sign lol. The only sweet thing I have is my peaches and cream oatmeal lol
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Jayonebby on August 12, 2016, 11:21:34 AM
Looking For a buddy too
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on August 12, 2016, 02:06:47 PM
We're all here for you jayone.
MrsS, yea it is weird. But keeping it light and not putting any pressure on it.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on August 12, 2016, 03:33:04 PM
Welcome J! Where are you in your cycle? How long have you been ttc?!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on August 12, 2016, 06:05:23 PM
Welcome Jayon! And I'm finally getting over my sickness thank God.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on August 12, 2016, 06:08:29 PM
AF shows in 13 days baby dust to everyone
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Post by: Wifelife on August 12, 2016, 06:41:30 PM
MrsS, that's great. Glad to hear you are feeling better. Ahhh waiting is the hardest. I know what your going through.

Jayone, welcome, is this your first baby?

Nkap, how are you? Any symptoms? I have a very strange taste in my mouth. I only drink water and sometimes Gatorade or watermelon water. Anyways I LOVE water, but I keep drinking new bottles and they all taste weird. I told my husband they must be contaminated. He took a drink and laughed at me and said it taste fine. So I changed to watermelon water and what do you know it has the same exact taste to it. I can put my finger on it. But my husband keeps making fun of me and calling me crazy. Lol
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Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on August 12, 2016, 08:31:23 PM
Lol I think the aliens are coming lmao cause there is a movie where the little girl won't drink the water cause it tastes weird lol
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Post by: Wifelife on August 12, 2016, 09:19:05 PM
MrsS, it's funny that you say that because my husband tells me I'm like her all the time. Haha. Bc I drink so much water. My taste buds are definitely off. NOTHING taste right. I wish I could explain the taste but it's weird. Never had it before.
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Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on August 12, 2016, 09:52:15 PM
That is crazy lol
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Post by: Nkap on August 13, 2016, 09:51:51 AM
Wife life doesn't it taste metallic? That's a sign of pregnancy!

I'm good. Still feeling like utter crap but dealing with it lol. My husband is pushing me to test but I just can't find it in myself to convince me that I'm pregnant. I told him I don't want the disappointment. He understands that completely. As far as signs, nothing new, last night I woke up randomly, completely nauseas, but I had a glass of wine for the first time all week. Not that I think one glass of wine could make me feel that way.

I should be getting AF within the next day or few and I have zero signs of that.

Hope you're all doing well!
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Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on August 13, 2016, 10:36:49 AM
I'm good still a little sick wondering what is wrong with me
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Post by: Wifelife on August 13, 2016, 01:27:49 PM
Nkap, not sure if it's a matalic taste or not. I felt like I didn't brush my teeth or something so I kept brushing them to get the taste out of my mouth, but nothing helped. Idk.

Noooo, don't test yet. Wait it out a few days and we can test together or even just a day apart.
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Post by: Wifelife on August 13, 2016, 01:32:48 PM
Idk why my whole post didn't post and only half did. Now I forgot what I said.

I think no sign of AF coming is a good thing. I'm the same. No signs here either and she it be here tomorrow (Sunday) or Monday according to this app because of my weird period last month. I usually have horrible cramps. So bad that I lay around a few days before and the first few days during. And those haven't started yet. Husband brought it to my attention yesterday that usually at this point I'm miserable and instead today I'm having family over for a bbq. Idk! I'm really hoping you are pregnant. Even more so then myself. I just really want this for you. Keep me updated with anything and if you decide to test. Fingers crossed and lots and lots of baby dust to you!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on August 14, 2016, 04:01:36 AM
Hey wifelife! That's so sweet, I want it badly too but we all do! Always wishing for all of us that we get what we want. Anywho, I've been tossing and turning all night. Have had total insomnia tonight, hence me posting now. My nausea at night, and I mean in the middle of the night, has been awful. That's be weirdest time to be nauseous, but I think it's from this awful cold.

As for the taste in your mouth that's so interesting. And also prob a really good sign that you're not feeling terrible due to pending AF. Maybe she's truly staying away! Hoping for that!

I'll wait to test! Getting anxious! Hope we get our BFP together!
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Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on August 14, 2016, 04:21:39 AM
Hopefully I get a BFP and AF doesn't show up
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on August 14, 2016, 11:42:34 AM
11 days till she shows her face hopefully I don't have to see it
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Post by: Wifelife on August 15, 2016, 03:16:30 PM
I'm officially one day late. Ahhh!!! I want to test so badly, but since I didn't do it this morning I'm fighting to wait till tomorrow.

Nkap - haven't heard from you in a few days? How's everything?

MrsS, how are you doing?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on August 15, 2016, 09:30:55 PM
Hi guys! Yes sorry I've been MIA, busy weekend! Unfortunately I think AF is on her way. Started spotting today. She will be here full force tomorrow. Was super upset about it, as I usually am, but I have to get over it and move forward. Onto cycle 6.

Can't believe you're a day late! That's amazing! Cramping that came and went could be great! Are you going to test tomorrow like we planned? Obviously I'm out on that one haha but you can still participate! I'm still holding out for you! As for you family drama I'm sorry about your stress, but it sounds like it's worked itself out being that your husband has your back. That's important.

MrsS- how are you doing? TWW can be torture, make sure to keep busy!
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Post by: Wifelife on August 15, 2016, 11:18:55 PM
Nkap, Well hopefully it was a good weekend even though busy. I can't wait for it to cool down. We are always so busy the summer months. I'm ready to be able to just stay in on the weekends and watch movies and relax. Lol Aww man. Don't lose hope just yet. I've heard lots of people spot and AF still doesn't come. Maybe tomorrow AF won't come in full force. I'm really hoping for you. If not, yes on to next month. We are in this together.

As for me. Still no AF. I've had a little pressure in my uterus off and on today, but nothing major. I'm also having lower back pain on my left side. Not sure if it's AF coming or not. If she is not here in the morning when I get up at 7am, I am going to test with my first urine. I still don't think I am. I'm going to use a cheap dollar store test I have here already, but I really don't think they work well. I don't like them. Whatever it says I will go buy a first response one tomorrow afternoon. I just don't believe I am. It doesn't seem like I am to me, but idk.
If AF isn't full force tomorrow for you, you can still test with me. :) Either way, I will keep you updated.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on August 16, 2016, 06:38:08 AM
Hey guys sorry I've been MIA as well I've been busy getting my little sister school clothes but yes I agree don't give up like that she probably won't even show and that's awesome!  8 days of torture I get to see my husband on his birthday I'm so happy I haven't even thought of me being pregnant I mean it's there in my mind but it's not lol I was told that I couldn't have ovulated on the 10th but I know I did. I'm getting my hopes up and I'm not letting them either.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on August 16, 2016, 08:04:56 AM
Oh she deff showed full force. It's ok though. I'm not giving up! Wifelife can't wait to hear about your results. And MrsS that's so nice that you get to spend your husbands birthday with him, that is so exciting to look forward to! How do you know you ovulated when you did? This next cycle I plan to use an opk to make sure I'm ovulating.

Hope you ladies are doing well!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on August 16, 2016, 09:03:56 AM
I had my period on July 28th and it ended on the 2nd of August. My next period is on the 25 of August so I subtracted 25-14 i understand that you ovulate 14 days before your next period but i guess i ovulated a day early. I never really understood how to track my ovulation now i do lol. Plus i went on the ovulation calculator on webmd and it said the same thing so I started realizing that I needed to start subtracting my next period date minus 14 and there is my ovulation date
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on August 16, 2016, 09:48:02 AM
Nkap, I'm sorry to hear that, but yes on to a new cycle. Don't get down about it. It's ok. We're here for you. Lots of baby dust to you.

MrsS, that's exciting about his birthday. That's good that you have been keeping busy. It helps the tww go by so much faster and then you don't obsess over it.

As for me, today I am two days late. Still no sign of AF. Took a cheap dollar store test this morning and BFN. I'll go buy a reliable brand later today and take it maybe tomorrow or the next day if AF still doesn't come. I'm feeling really queasy to my stomach at the moment. It could be from nerves. I'm gonna go back to sleep for a bit and see if I wake up feeling better.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on August 16, 2016, 10:13:04 AM
We'll I hope you feel better girl
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on August 16, 2016, 01:08:13 PM
MrsS, you can ovulate anywhere from 14-16 days before your next period, so it might not always be the same. Also, what if your period is late or early? You won't know you will be getting it the 25th, so it's hard to say 100%. But I know what you mean.. I calculate similarly. I predicted my period would be here either the 14 or the 15 and it came the 15th. But a day or two can make a world of difference when trying to conceive. It so it seems, being that I'm not pregnant yet!! Hahah. That's why I'm going to use the strips this month. I just want to be sure for once.

Wifelife, sorry you got a bfn, maybe it's still early, or maybe the test you used wasn't the best. I have read from these forums that the brand name ones aren't any better, they are all made the same, but the brand dictates the price, not sure whether or not I believe that haha. Either way, try it out, I hope you prove everyone else wrong haha. Wishing us all lots of luck in our current cycles!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on August 16, 2016, 03:09:27 PM
Nkap, I'm not sure what's going on. Maybe AF is just late. I was going to buy a new test, but I am just so tired today. Like I'm still in my pjs bc I'm just so tired. I could lay down and go back to sleep. I decided I'm gonna try my hardest to wait it out and test Friday morning if AF still hasn't come. Who knows how well that'll work but I'll try. Lol I always heard that the test work the same too, but I don't like having to use a dropper and it says exactly 3 drops. Idk if I accidentally put too much or too little and the lines are really faint on them. I think I'll just stick to what I know works. Haha.

I hope AF isn't being too hard on you. I wish mine would just come or give me a positive. Either way I just want to know.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on August 16, 2016, 03:42:28 PM
Yes I know the feeling. Waiting around is the hardest part. Especially when you're down to the wire of the last day or two. I think waiting to test is a good idea. I've decided that testing really makes matters worse for me. Because when I first see the negative it makes me upset, and then I have to get upset all over again when AF arrives. I think just completely waiting it out is just easier than being disappointed twice.

AF is fine, hate that she's here again, but ready for it to be over so I can look forward to a fresh start of trying.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on August 16, 2016, 04:47:09 PM
Nkap, so I caved and went and bought a test. They were sold out of the normal first response one so I got the rapid results in 1 minute test. It's still first response. I feel like so far I've liked this brand the best. I haven't taken it yet, but wanted it here for when I'm ready. I plan to wait a few days, but really who knows. I'm like you, I much rather wait it out, but I also stress over everything like will something I eat or drink hurt the baby if I am pregnant. that is the part that drives me nuts. I just want to be able to have a drink when I want or know I can't. lol

Glad AF isn't too bad. You'll be on your way in no time. Are you going to buy the ovulation strips? I know it's hard, but keep your head up. Try not to stress off it. Easier said then done, I know. Hang in there.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on August 16, 2016, 09:03:09 PM
I know what you mean about his wanting to know. I felt that way too. I deff will do the strips this month I think. Just to make sure I'm even ovulating.

Glad you went and got a test.. Try to hold out as long as you can!! But do whatever you're comfortable with!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on August 16, 2016, 11:13:35 PM
Let me know how the strips work out and if you like them. If I don't get pregnant within a few months of trying I'll get them too.

I'm really going to try to wait until at least Thursday or Friday. My husband said maybe I should test tomorrow morning and again Friday and if still negative and no AF then call the doctor Monday morning. What do you think?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on August 17, 2016, 08:04:00 AM
I think that's a good play. Hopefully the doctor can help you figure out what's going on.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on August 17, 2016, 01:18:27 PM
Hi Nkap, how are you?
So I took a test this morning and got a bfn. No surprise. Haha. Pretty convinced I'm not pregnant. Sorry tmi, but just now when I went to the bathroom and wiped. I had brown blood on the tp. Not enough to get in my underwear, only on the tp. So I'm guessing this is AF showing her face. Oh well. Hopefully it'll be a quick period and on to the next cycle.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on August 17, 2016, 01:46:31 PM
I'm well, thanks for asking! Sorry to hear that. Could still be implantation bleeding possibly. But if that's a normal sign for you that AF is coming then you know best. If so, on to the next month! Fresh start!! At least we will still be going through our cycle together :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on August 17, 2016, 02:37:02 PM
AF usually starts heavy for me, but last month my whole period was weird so I'm just assuming it's the same this month. I'll just have to wait and see tomorrow if it turns into more.

I am happy that I have a cycle buddy. It's nice to know where in the same place and going through it together. Makes me feel so much better.
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Post by: Nkap on August 17, 2016, 04:13:36 PM
I'm so glad wifelife.. I feel the same way. It's nice to have an outlet and people to talk to.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on August 18, 2016, 01:29:32 PM
Hi girls, hope all is well. Just an update. My period has been really weird this month. I got it at night on Monday which started as very light pink and picked up late that night/overnight. The next day, Tuesday it seemed normal but wasn't as heavy as usually on my first or second day. Yesterday it was even lighter and towards the end of the day It was barely there. I wore nothing to bed last night because it wasn't needed. This morning it was barely there but used a tampon anyway and it was deff more than just light pink again but it's sooo light. Usually my periods are pretty steady until about day 4 where it starts to wind down. But even so it will go a usual 6-7 days. So confused by my body lately
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Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on August 18, 2016, 03:47:35 PM
Do you think it could have been implantation?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on August 18, 2016, 03:49:28 PM
Hi Nkap, that is very strange. I wonder why when your TTC your periods change up on ya? It's not cool. Maybe it's a sign that your just going to have a really short period this month. That would be good. You could get right back to trying.
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Post by: Wifelife on August 18, 2016, 03:51:38 PM
I have no idea why my whole post aren't posting.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on August 18, 2016, 09:47:44 PM
I thought it could have been implantation but I feel like it picked up again today. It seems more like a period now. Still counting myself out. I think it's just a shorter lighter period and I'll be back to trying in no time. Just hope this cycle isn't another 40 day so that I'm not waiting forever to ovulate.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on August 19, 2016, 07:50:18 AM
6 more days til my period but 7 more days til I can test. Well hopefully this is your month.  Ugh this wait is killing me lol
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Post by: Wifelife on August 19, 2016, 01:43:23 PM
I'm with ya. Mine really picked up too and my cramps are going to be the death of me. I can't wait to be finished so I can get back to trying. I really hope you don't have a 40 day cycle either. That is terrible. I couldn't imagine. Hopefully this one is much shorter. MrsS, I know how hard the wait is, just try to keep your mind busy and it'll go by much faster.
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Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on August 19, 2016, 01:44:58 PM
I am I've been binge watching on Netflix lol so I've been keeping my mind busy
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Post by: Wifelife on August 19, 2016, 01:46:44 PM
That's good. I love binge watching shows. I seriously can't wait for this period to end. So upset that I'm gonna be on it through the weekend. That hasn't happened to me in years.
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Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on August 19, 2016, 01:48:08 PM
Yikes have you seen the show called Revenge yet?
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Post by: Wifelife on August 19, 2016, 01:50:24 PM
No it looks good though. I also want to start watching Stranger things. Looks good too. Right now I'm binge watching Raising Hope. So funny.
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Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on August 19, 2016, 02:16:18 PM
Baby daddy is hilarious too lol Revenge is good I just started this show 2 days ago and I'm already on season 2
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Post by: Nkap on August 19, 2016, 02:37:07 PM
Sucks that we both had to see AF this month wifelife. MrsS at least there is still hope for you!! Fingers crossed!!

TV shows are a great way to keep busy. I just spent the entire day cleaning my house. As small as it is it took forever lol. I actually have a lot going on the next few weeks so hopefully that will be keep very busy and not stressing this month!
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Post by: Wifelife on August 19, 2016, 03:35:11 PM
Nkap, I know.
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Post by: Wifelife on August 19, 2016, 03:35:46 PM
Ugh!!! My post still aren't posting. I'll try again later.
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Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on August 19, 2016, 05:59:55 PM
Nkap, hopefully it is your month as well. I just got off the phone with my husband I miss him so much hopefully he comes home. He might not be able to I would probably have to meet him in Virginia which would suck cause I don't think I could go another month or so with out him here
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on August 19, 2016, 09:18:51 PM
Ugh. I HATE AF! Every single month when she comes I'm so emotional and just down in the dumps. I hate that I get so depressed during my periods. I can't wait for this to over so I can get back to feeling normal again. Nkap, I really hope you don't have another 40 day cycle either. That sounds terrible. I hope it's much shorter this time. Hopefully AF will soon stay away from all of us for 9 months at least. :) MrsS, that's a bummer about your husband. I really hope he's able to come home and see you. That must be very hard. My husband works 10-14 hour shifts 6 days a week usually and thats also hard. I could only imagine if he was actually gone. I'm sorry. Hang in there.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on August 19, 2016, 10:33:38 PM
I am hes thinking I'm pregnant he's telling all his buddies that he might be a dad. He's thinking about it allot but as for me I'm not thinking about it at all trying to keep myself busy. I don't feel pregnant AF is probably going to show her face I have no doubt about that. It's hard but I know why he is doing this so we can get the hell out of my moms house I'm usually stressed here because my mom puts so much on me it's unreal I take care of my sister I basically raised her but she treats me like a doormat and disrespects me but she doesnt disrespect my mom or my husband it's just me. And I don't understand it. I cook I clean I make sure she has food in her stomach etc. And it makes me mad that my mom is less strict on her than she was when she was with me and my other sister.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on August 21, 2016, 11:39:09 PM
MrsS, I am sorry you are going through all of that. Try not to stress. Stress just makes this whole process that much harder. I know it's tough, I'm a worrier so I'm constantly stressed about something. It's just who I am, but I try really hard not to.

As for me, AF has officially left. ;) woohoo. Time to get back to BDing. Back to feeling like my normal self. Happy and go lucky.

Nkap, how are you?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on August 22, 2016, 03:03:35 AM
Baby dust  to you wifelife! I'm so excited for you everything is a bit better around here except for my husband not having his phone for a week which kills me but it's only 4 days I can survive that but it's hard lol
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on August 22, 2016, 08:44:32 AM
Hi Ladies! I'm doing well. AF officially ended for me as well. Still on same schedule wifelife!

Sorry to hear you guys had a stressful few days, hopefully everything has settled down a bit. Cheers to a more successful month!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on August 22, 2016, 06:20:16 PM
Well today I have had slight cramping I've been bloated I'm nauseous and my lower back hurts and Im never like this before a period. So I'm really hoping AF doesn't show her face
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Post by: Beauty232 on August 22, 2016, 08:43:45 PM
Hey everyone I'm new to this post hows everyone doing ?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on August 22, 2016, 09:45:29 PM
MrsS! Sounds so great! Please keep us posted!!

Welcome beauty! Doing well over here. Just began cycle 6. Where are you in your cycle?
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Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on August 23, 2016, 09:08:38 AM
Of course I will. Testing tomorrow I'm so excited lol
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Post by: Beauty232 on August 23, 2016, 10:51:37 PM
This is my first month trying to conceive 13 days till my next af
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Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on August 24, 2016, 05:15:47 AM
Got a BFN I got two tests so taking a another one in two days
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on August 24, 2016, 05:45:28 AM
MrsS, was your TWW over? Try not to test early, as it will usually come up as BFN. Hoping for better results for you in two days!

Beauty, you're officially in your TWW. Try to keep yourself busy busy, and good luck!!

Wifelife, how are you doing?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on August 24, 2016, 11:09:12 AM
What does TWW mean again?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on August 24, 2016, 02:39:28 PM
Two week wait! The extremely long two weeks after you've ovulated.
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Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on August 24, 2016, 02:41:51 PM
I'm out this cycle I started today on to the next cycle lol I'm sad but I knew I was going to start I had no doubt.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on August 24, 2016, 03:36:40 PM
Sorry to hear that MrsS.. All of us on to the next, no worries! It will happen for us.
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Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on August 24, 2016, 04:08:38 PM
Couldn't agree more. Stephen will be sad but he told me that he wasn't going to be upset if I were to start because he knows we could always try again. These cramps are killing me though. I hate that first period pee cause after that the cramps just start rolling in lol
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Beauty232 on August 24, 2016, 05:24:31 PM
I'm sorry to hear :-(
Omg it's gonna be along 2 weeks
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Beauty232 on August 24, 2016, 05:25:07 PM
Do any of you ladies already have children?
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Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on August 24, 2016, 09:00:52 PM
This would have been my first child.
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Post by: Beauty232 on August 24, 2016, 09:05:30 PM
Don't give up the more you stress the harder it is try to enjoy the sex part the more you and your husband try and try it's harder...  go with the flow because it will happen when you at least expect it!!! I've heard stories where people try and try and stress and never fall pregnant and then I hear stories that couples just enjoy each other and the sex and don't think of it and then poof it happens
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Post by: TickledIvory on August 24, 2016, 09:06:21 PM
This would have been my first child.

What would have been your first child? Your period? Were you pregnant?!?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on August 24, 2016, 09:19:33 PM
Stephen and I were trying as he went into the Marine Corps so seeing how we are stable now we wanted to start trying my period was on July 28th and it ended on the 2nd of this month my predicted ovulation date was on the 10th or the 11th we started trying days before he left for SOI school in Jacksonville NC I took a test today because my period was supposed to start tomorrow but it started today unfortunately
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: TickledIvory on August 24, 2016, 09:26:53 PM
Oh that's great! Last I talked to you you were still living with your mom and I know what a negative environment that was for you, and how you didn't want to bring your baby home to that. I'm glad your situation improved!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on August 24, 2016, 09:40:17 PM
I'm still living with her and it is still stressful of course I don't want to bring a child into this household I'm still constantly yelling at my sister to listen and still arguing with my mom.  But I will be out of this house in 2 months so I'm happy about that
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: TickledIvory on August 24, 2016, 09:50:45 PM
Oh I see. Sorry, thought you had moved already! Well hopefully it works out for you in two months time that you are under your own roof. As we all know TTC can be a long and stressful process, so getting away from the extra stress can only help the process.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on August 24, 2016, 10:01:24 PM
Hi everyone. How is everyone doing? Sorry to hear you started AF MrsS. It'll happen all in good time. We are all onto the next cycle.

Beauty, I don't have any children yet. We just started our second month trying. We're trying not to put any stress on it. It'll happen when it happens.

This week wait until my fertile window opens has seemed like a month long. Lol. I should be entering it on Friday.

Hope everyone is doing well. Sorry I haven't been on here much. I've been really busy.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on August 24, 2016, 10:01:51 PM
Could not agree more tickled could not agree more. I'm just happy that Stephen and I could finally land on our feet and get our own place. I'm tired of being Cinderella around here it's driving me insane
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on August 25, 2016, 06:30:12 AM
Hi everyone! Also trying for my first. I really am going to try to not think about it as much. I truly believe that if you're not trying, your chances of conceiving are higher. I was going to but the strips this month to track ovulation but I've decided against that. It will happen on it's own. I've been really busy lately so hopefully it will take my mind off of trying.

MrsS that's good that you'll be out in two months. It sure sounds like a stressful environment. Hopefully things become much easier for you soon!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Beauty232 on August 25, 2016, 04:59:14 PM
Yes this is what I'm gonna try too just have fun and not think of it  it's the best way less stress for everyone because then it just becomes a routine and no one enjoys each other
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on August 27, 2016, 03:00:21 PM
Nkap, that's a good idea about the ovulation strips. I wanted to try them too, but I think if I did I would just become way to obsessed if I did. I'm just trying to make sure we have sex regularly and more so during my fertile week. Hopefully that works for us. Fingers crossed for us all.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Beauty232 on August 27, 2016, 07:21:16 PM
Baby dust to you ladies
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Sar2416 on August 28, 2016, 02:42:41 AM
Hi ladies, this is my first time posting on here. I hope everyone is doing well. My husband and I got married in April this year and are in the first month of TTC. My last period started on July 26th and ended on July 30th. My cycles are usually 29-32days. Today however is day 34 and no sign of AF. I've never been this late. I've done a few First Response Pregnancy Tests as was thinking we had a very good chance they would be positive but all are negative. Are there any home pregnancy tests you would recommend over the other? I am having a general check up and blood test tomorrow morning so will know for sure in a day or two if I am pregnant but I just thought I'd ask if there was a chance that the tests could be incorrect and I am getting false negatives for some reason as I haven't heard the best reviews after today googling First Response Tests. Thanks so much for listening :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on August 28, 2016, 07:59:51 AM
There is no such thing as a false negative but you might have a chance you might very well be pregnant. Baby dust to you :)

As for me here is an update AF is officially over but won't be ttc for 1 month due to Stephen still being away at training how are you Wifelife and Nkap?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: XCharlieX on August 28, 2016, 10:37:38 AM
U can get a false negative if u test too soon. Don't waste money on early response tests, they're a con ! Have u recently come off birth control?  Just remember it could raise up to 2 years to conceive if you're perfectly healthy.... so it's unlikely (though not impossible!) that you'd fall first go. Good luck to you!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Kiadey94 on August 28, 2016, 11:33:46 AM
Hi everyone,
Im new to all this forum stuff mainly been googling things and doing it all by myself but thought it would be nice to get some help and support from other people
sharing similar situations to me. Well Im 17, 18 next month and I have been TTC for just over 6 months with my fiancée who I have been with 3 years and
engaged to for 1 year. As I say been TTC for over 6 months and was wondering is there anything out there to give it a shove along the way because nothing
is happening at all. I don't know weather to be concerned or just take the hint that it is taking a lot longer then people my age? any words of wisdom or
solutions on anything that can give it a shove. Thanks everyone in advance, have a lovely day!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on August 28, 2016, 11:49:23 AM
When y'all are having intercourse don't think about it just have fun with it do it every few days and keep yourself busy don't think about it try to do whatever you can to not think about it.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Kiadey94 on August 28, 2016, 12:33:03 PM
Hi Lovely,
I cant help but think about it when you just want it so bad its hard, Im going to try build some will power up and absolutely try my hardest haha.
I keep telling myself maybe its not the right time or maybe am doing something wrong. I have been searching all kinds of stuff on the internet for about 2-3
months now about TTC and stuff and doing everything they say. Could I or my partner be infertile? or does it take longer for someone of my age?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on August 28, 2016, 02:37:19 PM
Trust me I know what you're going through it was hard for me not to think about it. I was binge watching Netflix. Join an activity or something that's what I plan on doing next go around
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Sar2416 on August 28, 2016, 04:21:51 PM
Thanks ladies.

I did come off birth control back after our honeymoon in April but my periods became regular nearly to the day straight away... 30days, 29days and 32days until this month which today is day 35

(I'm in Sydney Australia btw).

I am definitely not stressing over becoming pregnant straight away, as many of my friends have taken on average 8mths... although my sister fell pregnant the first month when she started trying.  It's just strange that I am now possibly 3-6days late.

Anyways just thought I'd ask about the First Response Tests to hear your thoughts. I'm off to get a blood test now anyway so will know for sure by tomorrow.

Sorry I don't have much experience to comment on others questions and posts.

But Baby dust to everyone (ps I think that is the cutest little saying)

And thanks for the help.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on August 29, 2016, 08:02:33 PM
Hi all ladies! It's been a few days since I've been on so I tried my best to read everyone's post. I feel like most peoples concerns are, if conceiving is taking some time, they think something is wrong. I'm into my 6th month now and while it's frustrating, it took my this long to finally call it quits with myself and to really stop stressing over it. I've heard one too many success stories of people who let it all go and finally got pregnant. That's my goal. I have a huge project to work on starting soon and it's already made me super busy. This is great for me! I also decided against the ovulation strips because that's just another way to make me crazy.

I don't remember all the new ladies names, but good luck to all of you! Don't stress and don't try too hard! It will happen!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on August 29, 2016, 09:31:14 PM
I with ya Nkap. The best thing we can all do is try not to worry about it. Just have sex and enjoy your partner. It'll happen in time. I'm currently on my second day of fertile week and haven't had sex yet. My husband has been working extremely long hours and has been tired. Which I totally understand. I don't want to make this a chore. Hopefully tomorrow he won't be as tired and we can get some BD in. If we can't, we can't. It'll happen when it's the right time. I refuse to allow this to become a job.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on August 30, 2016, 09:57:20 PM
Today my ovia fertility score was a 9 and I was able to get some BD in. Woo!!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on August 30, 2016, 11:52:33 PM
Awesome!!  Now we wait for your 2WW. Hope you get you get your BFP :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on August 31, 2016, 12:02:59 AM
MrsS, thank you. Me too. My fertile week last through the rest of this week so hopefully we can get one or two more times in. If not, oh well. Husband has been working so much this week. Where are you in your cycle now?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on August 31, 2016, 12:05:40 AM
I start my ovulation in like 5 days I think? But won't be able to BD during my fertile week because I won't be able to see Stephen until next week. But were still gonna try even though the chances might be low
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on August 31, 2016, 12:13:41 AM
MrsS, yes still try. Never hurts to try every chance you get. You never know your body may ovulate later then expected. Fingers crossed for you.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on August 31, 2016, 12:18:37 AM
I looked at my ovulation calculator and it says I'm in my fertile window... I'm sad that I can't BD with my husband til next weekend
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on August 31, 2016, 12:26:45 AM
Stay positive Hun. Like I said, our bodies do crazy things and you never know. You may ovulate later. If not, there's always next time. It'll happen.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on August 31, 2016, 12:36:33 AM
Thanks for the support hun. My husband cried when I told him I wasn't pregnant. The day I took my pregnancy test I started my period a few hours later. His buddy Smith and him are really really close so Stephen claimed him to be the uncle and when Stephen told him he cried too. I told Stephen in order for us to have a much higher chance we cannot think about wanting to get pregnant he can't even think about it when we're having intercourse. He was confused as to why and then I explained it to him and he was like oh ok...  Like that was his reaction lol. So I'm going to be relaxed that night. I'm going to buy some nice scented candles have a hot bath ready for us and everything I want that night to be really relaxed for us
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on August 31, 2016, 07:29:20 AM
Sounds lovely MrsS! I do find it's a little harder for the men to understand the whole ttc process..

Wifelife, happy you got some bd time in!  And MrsS, like wifelife said.. You never know when you're ovulating unless you are using the strips, so don't count yourself out or only rely on your "fertile window" because these apps have no control over your body and are rarely accurate. So bd whenever! There's always a chance!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on August 31, 2016, 09:06:03 AM
Thanks ladies for the support! I'm do glad that I joined this forum and have you ladies in it :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Brown22116 on August 31, 2016, 08:13:45 PM
Heyy ladies I'm new to the app my husband and I have been TTC for a little over a year now!!!!! Best of luck and baby dust to all of you ladies!!!!!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on August 31, 2016, 08:15:20 PM
Welcome Brown! Keep trying!! Best of luck!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Brown22116 on August 31, 2016, 08:22:27 PM
Thank you!!!! I'm new to this so I didn't know that my user name would be the name that comes up when I post. My name is Jessica by the way!!!!!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on August 31, 2016, 10:47:08 PM
Welcome Jessica! Where are you at in your cycle?
Nkap how are you doing?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on September 01, 2016, 12:22:04 AM
Welcome to the group Jessica. Hang in there. Keep trying. Baby dust to everyone.

I have 2 more days in my fertile window. :) I posted a very long post yesterday, but I don't see it now so idk what happened. My strategy is to BD as a way of showing love and affection for my husband. I'm not BD'ing to just get pregnant. If I get pregnant, we will be thrilled. Maybe this laid back approach will help us get pregnant sooner rather then later. Haha
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on September 01, 2016, 12:32:33 AM
That's what I am aiming for as well Wifelife I'm in my fertile window today but won't see Stephen until the day after his birthday
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on September 02, 2016, 12:53:47 AM
MrsS. Well I hope you guys have a wonderful time celebrating. One more day left in my fertile window.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: nlucca01 on September 02, 2016, 01:50:34 AM
How are you ladies tracking your ovulation?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on September 02, 2016, 03:10:53 AM
I'm going to start doing OPKs to track mine also looking at signs for ovulation.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on September 02, 2016, 05:50:11 AM
Hey Jessica!!

Hope everyone is doing well! Wifelife, I deff agree that your "our" new approach will help us to get pregnant quicker. But just have fun in the meantime!

Nlucca, i track my ovulation on my own. My body deff goes through noticeable changes.. I usually get a weeks worth of ewcm, I can usually feel ovulation pain on one side and my period always shows up anywhere from 13-16 days later from right in the middle of my ewcm part of the cycle. It's been this way ever since we began trying six months ago. I won't try the strips because I feel like that will cause added strips, so I'm just having fun for now!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on September 02, 2016, 11:59:03 AM
Hello, ladies! I have been following this thread for the last month while I waited for my "September" cycle to start ttc myself. I was hoping now that my hubby and I are officially trying I could join the conversation.
I am 26 years old and this will be our second child. Our son was conceived the first month trying, and I'm trying to keep in mind that may not happen this time. I should be due to ovulate Monday though, so time will tell.. :-)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on September 02, 2016, 12:02:33 PM
Welcome justpeachy :) it's always good to have new members on this forum
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on September 02, 2016, 12:33:53 PM
Thanks, Mrs. S. Hope all is well with everyone today.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on September 04, 2016, 08:19:55 AM
Welcome just peachy! Wishing you the same luck you had with your first!! But like you said, it's good to keep an open mind and not get hopes up.. There's no telling how long or short the process could be. Best of luck!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on September 04, 2016, 12:39:45 PM
Thanks, Nkap. For my first baby I was convinced it would take at least a year to conceive because my dr was telling me I most likely had endometriosis and my husband was long haul trucking, and everything worked perfect on the first try. This time I keep catching myself thinking ahead like I'm already pregnant, so it probably really will take a year +. Lol
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on September 05, 2016, 05:41:18 PM
Hi Justpeachy and welcome to the group. Hopefully everything is just as fast this time around, but I know what you mean. It's always the opposite of what you think will happen.

Sorry I haven't been as active on here lately. Ive been super busy. And every single weekend in September we have a birthday party. All nieces and nephews except one friend at the end of the month. It's just been crazy. I am not 9 days from my expected period. Hoping it goes by fast.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on September 05, 2016, 08:29:51 PM
Where is everyone at in their cycle?
Nkap, are our cycles still in sync with eachother? :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MommyofT on September 05, 2016, 08:30:59 PM
I have 7 days till AF is due and have had slight bleeding maybe this will be our month y'all!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on September 05, 2016, 11:34:41 PM
MommyofT, fingers crossed for you.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on September 05, 2016, 11:35:05 PM
I hope we all get our BFP soon. It would be wonderful.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on September 06, 2016, 04:54:28 AM
I think I have a 14-17 day window until AF. Another long cycle for me lol.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on September 06, 2016, 06:32:01 AM
I'm ovulating I'm having some major ovulation pains on my right side
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: First-Timers on September 06, 2016, 06:33:41 AM
Hi ladies. New to this group. It's our first month trying but only recently stopped taking the pill. Any advice and tips greatly appreciated
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on September 06, 2016, 06:42:19 AM
Your period is probably going to take a full year to get back to normal you'll be very lucky if your period comes back to normal a month or so coming off of it
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Beauty232 on September 06, 2016, 06:52:43 AM
Today my period is due nothing so far
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Beauty232 on September 06, 2016, 11:37:47 AM
So I took a test and it came out positive
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on September 06, 2016, 11:40:29 AM
Congrats!!
As for me I'm not gonna ttc my husband has been trying to find a girlfriend so I'm getting divorced I wish you all the best of luck to you ladies :,(
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Beauty232 on September 06, 2016, 12:14:06 PM
Omg what when did you find this out
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: BrittanyMichellexoxo on September 06, 2016, 12:35:02 PM
I'm in my 6th month trying for first baby.... I had sex on my set ovulation date but I'm suppose to start my period tomorrow but I have brown blood right now. This is drivin me crazy. No matter what I do ... Still not pregnant .
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on September 06, 2016, 02:07:03 PM
Omg what when did you find this out
This morning
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Beauty232 on September 06, 2016, 02:55:51 PM
Omg im so sorry
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on September 06, 2016, 03:00:06 PM
Wow..
Congrats to you, Beauty, that's amazing news!
And, Mrs. S, I'm so sorry you're going through that!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on September 06, 2016, 07:18:05 PM
Nkap, aww man. That's no fun. I hope it goes by fast for you. I should have 7-8 days till AF shows up.
Beauty, omg!!!! Congrats!! That's amazing news. How long were you trying?
MrsS, I am so sorry to hear that. That is horrible news. :( prayers for you.

To all the new members, welcome. I can't remember all the names, but where is everyone in the cycle?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on September 06, 2016, 10:51:37 PM
Tomorrow will be day 16 of my cycle. I usually have a text book 28 day cycle, but my July cycle was 27 and last time only 26, so I may find out a bit sooner than expected if AF is early again. I definitely won't be testing before day 28 though.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on September 06, 2016, 11:39:56 PM
Justpeachy, that is a good way to look at it. It's always best to wait it out. I am on day CD21. I tend to start on my 28th day, but last cycle was 30 days so we shall see what happens. I'm going to try to wait till I'm a full week late, but idk if I'll be able to. As of right now, I feel completely fine and have no symptoms.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on September 07, 2016, 05:27:48 AM
MrsS oh my goodness I'm so sorry to hear that. I hope you're doing okay, and wish you luck in your future.

Beauty, wow, that is so fantastic!! Extremely happy for you!!

Wifelife, hoping your TWW goes fast as well!!  As for everyone else, happy to meet you all and best of luck In your ttc process!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Beauty232 on September 07, 2016, 06:57:13 AM
I started ttc after my last period August 9th
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MommyofT on September 07, 2016, 08:32:17 PM
Looks like I started my period but 5 days early is sooo weird to me I'm sooo confused
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on September 07, 2016, 09:48:50 PM
Nkap, thank you. Hopefully your cycle goes by fast as well. :)

Beauty, wow! That is so awesome. So happy for you. I wish you a healthy and happy 9 months.

MommyT, if it's not normal for you to start so early it could be implantation bleeding. You never know. ;)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Shelly1207 on September 07, 2016, 10:10:49 PM
Hello ladies,
I'm also TTC for my first baby. I was just curious, does anyone have a preferred name brand of ovulation test????
I went through two miscarriages, due to an incompetent cervix? Never heard of this, but now that we know the issue, fingers crossed for a healthy, full term pregnancy!!!!! Good luck and prayers to all of you!!!! ❤️
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on September 08, 2016, 12:10:40 AM
Hello Shelly and welcome to the group. I don't know personally about ovulation strips as I don't use them, but I've heard the clear blue ones are pretty good. Sorry to hear about the miscarriage. Praying you get a little sticky bean very soon. ❤️
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MommyofT on September 08, 2016, 07:49:20 AM
Wifelife
It's super heavy like i need a tampon and it's bright red so I'm guessing it's new blood im super sad!!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on September 08, 2016, 06:28:45 PM
Aww I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully the next cycle will be your time. Fingers crossed for you.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on September 08, 2016, 11:45:44 PM
Not sure if this is a symptom as I'm trying not to symptom spot, but today is the 3rd day that I have been freezing cold. Outside it is 85-90f degrees during the day and inside our home it is 77 degrees. I should not be cold yet here I am in a sweatshirt and thick socks. My family thought I was crazy till I touched them and they felt that my hands are like ice. So strange. Maybe I'm coming down with a flu or something. Idk.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on September 08, 2016, 11:58:29 PM
You never know. Your body does the weirdest stuff when you're pregnant. Fingers crossed for you
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on September 09, 2016, 06:53:19 PM
Thanks girl. Baby dust to all of us. :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on September 09, 2016, 10:28:51 PM
Hey guys sorry I've been MIA how is everyone doing
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on September 09, 2016, 11:01:11 PM
Wifelife, definitely!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on September 09, 2016, 11:02:10 PM
You ought to be getting close to the end of your cycle, right?
Mrs. S, doing good here. Waiting patiently... How are you?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on September 09, 2016, 11:13:23 PM
I'm OK talked it out with Stephen the posts were old but he was lying to me though. Talking to other girls behind my back not mentioning he is married. He went on his Facebook we agreed not to have it because of drama reasons etc. But we're working it out
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on September 10, 2016, 01:45:22 AM
Justpeachy, yea it is. Getting really close. It should be 4-5 days till I start AF. fingers crossed that I don't start. How's your cycle coming along? Your towards the end of yours too right? Any symptoms yet?

MrsS, sorry to hear that he lied to you, but that's great to hear that you guys are working it out. :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on September 10, 2016, 10:46:19 PM
Wifelife, fingers crossed for you. I have just over a week left. I've felt crampy pretty much this whole cycle. Not really sure what it's about, but I doubt it has anything to do with pregnancy since it's been the whole time. Yesterday I did have some sort of sharp pains on just one side that maybe could potentially have to do with implantation or could have been nothing. Hard to say, especially with all the AF symptoms being the same as preggo symptoms.
Mrs. S, glad to hear you're reconciling with your hubby. Hope it all turns out alright.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on September 11, 2016, 08:05:59 AM
We worked it all out :) I'm in North Carolina been here since yesterday. I'm so happy that I got to see him of course I'm gonna cry when I leave. I hope he  has libo next weekend Saturday is his birthday so I would hope he has libo
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on September 11, 2016, 10:55:12 AM
Justpeachy, I know what you mean. It's so hard when they are so similar. Hopefully that was implantation you were feeling. When I was about 10-11 days from AF I had some terrible cramping in my lower abdomen for almost most of the day. Idk what that was about, but it was weird. I am now 2-3 days away from AF and don't have any symptoms yet. I do have extreme insomnia. I'm at the point where I feel like I'm going to go crazy and I want to snap at everyone because I'm just so tired. Waking up every hour in a half at night for over a week now. Not fun. I really don't feel like I'm pregnant this cycle. I don't believe I am. I am just waiting for my period to start so I can get on to the next cycle.
MrsS, so glad to hear you are doing well and everything has been worked out between you and your husband. Marriage isn't always easy.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on September 11, 2016, 04:55:45 PM
Don't give up on it just yet. When I was pregnant with my current lo I felt anything but pregnant. I spotted for days and was having cramps just like before my regular cycle, told the hubby it was a no go and everything. Then the bleeding quit instead of turning into a real period and mostly out of frustration I took a test and practically threw up from the shock when it said I was pregnant. Lol. I actually feel something like normal today, just tired but that's because my baby has been sick and sleeping poorly.
Mrs. S, glad to hear y'all worked it out and you got to see your hubby. Marriage is hard for sure, and doing the long distance thing is no piece of cake either. It can be done though :-)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on September 11, 2016, 09:36:14 PM
Sorry for my extreme MIA! MrsS I'm so glad to hear you're working it out. Marriage is most definitely not a walk in the park. Will you guys still be ttc?

Wife life, tww is almost over for you! Hoping it ends very happily!! Fingers are crossed for you. I believe I'm finally in my tww. Although this cycle I don't feel like i took total advantage. Maybe that's better, as I wasn't paying as close attention to ttc. But time will tell, and if not, on to the next.

Just peachy, glad you're doing well. Hopefully your cramping was a sign for you, you really never know. Keep us informed! I will try to check back as often as possible ladies!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on September 11, 2016, 09:42:01 PM
Yes it is. But I'm very happy we worked it all out. I'm coming back next weekend for his birthday.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on September 11, 2016, 11:28:08 PM
Justpeachy, well that does give me some home then if you felt normal while you were pregnant in the past. :) I mean I'm tired, but like I said I think that's just because I'm not sleeping well. Other then that, nothing has happened that would throw up a red flag for me. I actually think I feel better then I tend to do this late in my cycle. Glad you felt normal today, but sorry to hear that the little one is not feeling well. Poor thing. I love that all of our cycles are "stair stepped".

Nkap, welcome back Hun. No worries, I know you've been busy. How's the new work project coming along? Are you liking it? Yay for you starting the tww. I'm also like you, I didn't take full advantage of my fertile window this month either. Husband was working a lot and then got sick, and I as well have just tried not to focus on it and worry about it. I just went with the flow this month. BD'ed when we were in mood to and kept it stress free. Hopefully this is your month. I'm rooting for you. Fingers crossed.

MrsS, that's great. I agree with the other ladies. All marriages have their struggles. It's just how we get through them together with our partner that matters. Plus, having a long distance relationship at the moment isn't easy either. It's just extra stress. I'm happy you guys are getting through it. Are you back TTC?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on September 12, 2016, 05:19:58 AM
Wifelife, work has been crazy. Certainly keeping me busy. I'm barely ever on my phone anymore lol. Free time is almost not existant. But it's good! I needed it I think. And that's good that you didn't stress this month. Over thinking it and Making BDing a chore was definitely not healthy for me. I feel much calmer now and enjoy it much more.

Luck to all as they approach the end of their cycles!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on September 12, 2016, 11:23:21 AM
Yes we are back ttc. I'm stuck here in North Carolina for the week because the damn greyhound station closed down and there's not another one around
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on September 12, 2016, 01:04:58 PM
Nkap, sounds like you've been keeping busy and staying relaxed about the process, so hopefully your 2ww will fly right on by!
Wifelife, how are you feeling today. Anything new? Did you get to sleep any better last night?
MrsS, does being stuck in NC mean you get to spend more time with your hubby?
As for me, my little boy is starting now to get over his cold, and we got to sleep a little last night. Otherwise things are pretty much as usual. I frequently start spotting as much as a week before AF, so watching for that but nothing so far.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on September 12, 2016, 03:13:37 PM
Nkap, wow you have been keeping busy. That's great to hear. I bet you'll wind up pregnant in the next few months if you keep this approach. People always say when they stop stressing over it, it happens. Glad you able to enjoy BD again. :) keep me updated if you find out anything. :)

Justpeachy, glad to hear your little one is feeling better. Being sick sucks. Hopefully you won't start spotting. Have any symptoms that jump out at you shown up? As for me, yes last night I finally got a good night of sleep. I worked a side job yesterday and it was such a long day. I had a ton to do after I got home last night too and I think because I was just so exhausted my body finally had enough. I slept like a log. Thank God.

MrsS, do you get to stay with your husband then? If so, that's a good thing then right? :) how's your cycle coming along?

As for me, not sure if this even matters, but I usually don't wake up to pee in the middle of the night and I've noticed for the past 4 nights or so I've had to wake up to use the bathroom. I wouldn't call it frequent urination bc I feel like I'm still going the same as usual through the day. The only difference is I'm going once or twice at night which I rarely do. Not reading anything into though.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on September 12, 2016, 04:02:12 PM
No, nothing jumping out at me, just waiting for now. I'm definitely glad my little man is better too. Sucks being sick, but sucks worse having a sick LO. I'm glad you got some rest last night, and I'd say having to get up to pee is a good sign.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on September 12, 2016, 06:36:17 PM
Wifelife, yes it's good that I'm not stressing about ttc but now I have work stress, not sure if that's ideal for the ttc process either haha.

MrsS- hopefully that means you get to spend more time with hubby. But If not, it's also nice "you" time. Would love a few days of that haha.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on September 12, 2016, 06:37:53 PM
Just peachy glad to hear your little one is feeling better :)

Wifelife, interesting signs you're experiencing. Remind again where you are in your cycle.. Aren't you done with your tww? I feel like you're late by now? Let me know!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on September 12, 2016, 07:30:26 PM
Yes I get to spend some time for myself. I won't be able to see him until Saturday though. My mom is severely worried about me because she and my papa know how the strip I'm staying on is. There are too many ticklish ass Marines on here so I get where she is coming from. But I'm staying in a really nice ass hotel though so it's a major plus lol. My period starts in 8 days but I know that there is no chance in hell I could be pregnant before my period. We did try and he was actually relaxed and not stressed trying to get me pregnant. Tbh it has slipped my mind allot and I don't really ever think about it myself
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on September 12, 2016, 07:31:05 PM
ticklish not ticklish stupid app lol
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on September 12, 2016, 07:31:40 PM
h o r n y seeing as it won't let me put the full word
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on September 12, 2016, 08:50:39 PM
Justpeachy, yea it's harder when the littles are sick. I always feel bad for kids. At least he's feeling better now.

Nkap, very true. Work stress still isn't great, but I feel like that's better then TTC stress. Maybe then BD'ing will become a stress relief. Haha. Idk, but it sounds like it could work. :) I'm on CD 27 so I should be starting tomorrow or the next day. Ovia says Wednesday so we shall see. No symptoms. I feel fine. Cramps should start the day before I start AF if my cycle follows my normal routine. We shall see... :)

MrsS, oh wow. Yes your mom has right to be worried. Be careful out there. Enjoy your alone time while you have it. I would love to have a few days to myself. Enjoy that nice hotel while you got it. :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on September 12, 2016, 09:29:16 PM
Yeah I am. The sucky part is, is that I only have two pairs of clothes so I have to go to the store to get me some food and clothes for the week
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on September 13, 2016, 05:23:01 AM
That does stink that you don't have enough with you MrsS. But the getting to shop part is nice!

Widelife.. So close! Really excited for you. Hoping you wind up preggers!! I'm not 6/7 days away. Not really sure what my chances are this month either but that's ok.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on September 13, 2016, 01:36:28 PM
MesS, shopping is fun. :)

Nkap, I'm with ya. I didn't BD much during that week so not sure my chances are great, but oh well. Just going with the flow. Yay!! Only about 6 days away. Our cycles are still close. No symptoms yet?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on September 13, 2016, 01:39:38 PM
Went shopping today how slim is the chance of getting pregnant a week from a period?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: TickledIvory on September 13, 2016, 02:06:43 PM
Well shopping sounds great but it won't get you pregnant. That much I know for certain, so unless you had unprotected sex, I'm going to say no chance.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: XCharlieX on September 13, 2016, 02:28:58 PM
I'm sorry- I've followed this post and bitten my tongue long enough for one simple reason. Not wanting to upset or bring drama on a nice thread for most. But time to get real Mrs.  U are NOT in a stable relationship.... what on earth are u thinking Ttc ??? U haven't been together all that long, married very quickly so that your hubby could get into the marines in the first place. You have never lived together alone. Infact you've never lived alone at all. You live with your mother.  U have no clue if u even CAN afford to live alone without adding a baby to the mix. U don't have a job. It wasn't that long ago u spoke on here about how you'd cheated on your hubby and now he doesn't trust u. He's then chatting up other women pretending u don't exist and u throw out there that you're going to divorce him.... days later you're back together.... fine... that's YOUR call to be with a man like that, just like it was HIS call to stay with a woman who would cheat on him. But Ttc?  Come on. Please wake up and stop being so naive and selfish. U have ALOT of growing up to do and should NOT be even considering bringing a baby into a relationship that quite frankly is a joke. I'm sorry that I know u won't like what I've said but u know me well enough by now to know I'm brutally honest, call it rude if u like. And I'm sorry to the other ladies on this thread for bringing a downer on it, but I'd be extremely surprised if nobody on this thread wasn't already thinking the same as me and encouraging Mrs to Ttc and that the way her marriage runs is normal and putting it down to it being "hard work" being married etc is not good. She shouldn't be encouraged. Not when an innocent baby could be brought into the mess. That's not responsible and it's not fair.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: TickledIvory on September 13, 2016, 03:16:30 PM
Mrs, it sounds like you and your hubby are a match made in heaven. But Charlie is right, bringing a baby into that situation is the STUPIDEST idea I have ever heard. It's selfish, and it won't fix anything. Work on your marriage before you bring another life into the mix. Marriage IS hard, but that's not an excuse to brush your issues under the rug and hop right back in the TTC saddle. You may think you've worked things out and honestly there's nothing wrong with that, it's good if that's what you both want... But time and ONLY time can prove out if you can trust one another again, not to mention your living arrangements. I beg you, Don't bring an innocent, impressionable baby into your situation.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: AJ88 on September 13, 2016, 03:35:42 PM
Well said ladies, nothing to add, just to say that's exactly what I've been thinking following this post :\
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: XCharlieX on September 13, 2016, 03:43:24 PM
See I absolutely knew others would already be thinking it but maybe just didn't want to say it. Too often people get brought down on here for being honest but this is too much for me to keep quiet about now. I have EXTREMELY strong views on people bringing a baby into the world when they aren't in any position to, and Mrs knows that and she knows why. And I'm not going to lie, I was secretly pleased your hubby had been up to no good..... NOT because i think it's good that he hurt u.... I'm not a nasty person. I was pleased simply as I thought this Ttc fantasy would be pushed to the sideline. But to see u come day days later saying you're back ttc has just pushed me over the edge as it's by far the most ridiculous and irresponsible thing I think I've EVER seen on here, and that's saying something.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on September 13, 2016, 04:00:04 PM
It was just a question I have not pushed this situation under the rug I am still heart broken about everything he knows what he did he knows it was wrong. I understand it is ridiculous. Like I said it was just a question. We are still working on our marriage no I am not trying to bring a baby into this world to bring us closer because I know that never ever works. My mom tried doing that with my dad with me when she found out she was pregnant with me by another man. I also know bringing a baby into this world will not solve mine or his marriage problems.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: XCharlieX on September 13, 2016, 04:08:19 PM
So if u know all this- why are u Ttc?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: XCharlieX on September 13, 2016, 04:09:06 PM
And I wasn't responding to your question.... please don't plead ignorance to what I was talking about. I'm talking about EVERYTHING. Not your question  about conceiving so close to your period
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: SoonToBeMrsHurt on September 13, 2016, 04:28:21 PM
This is our first month TTC as well. Fingers crossed ☺️
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on September 13, 2016, 04:31:26 PM
We weren't again it was just a simple question. Before all of this happened yes we were ttc. We are leaving out of my mothers house in 2 weeks Charlie we have been together for 2 years married for 1 year we didn't have a choice of getting married early he put me  on his insurance if I did not have his last name while I was on his insurance when he was a correctional officer he decided to join the Marines so he could give us a better life Charlie. Before we got married him and I both decided to wait two years of being engaged before getting married but plans changed when he put me on his insurance. So yes we married to early we couldn't help that.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on September 13, 2016, 04:33:36 PM
He could have gone to jail if I didn't have his last name while on his insurance (forgot to put that in there)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: XCharlieX on September 13, 2016, 04:34:37 PM
Yes we are back ttc. I'm stuck here in North Carolina for the week because the damn greyhound station closed down and there's not another one around

Why are u playing dumb ? See now I'm really losing respect for u as you're talking to me as if I'm stupid. You ARE back ttc. Even though you've just said you're heartbroken and admitted you have big problems in your marriage! Yet think a baby is a good idea ??? A baby doesn't deserve this!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: XCharlieX on September 13, 2016, 04:35:17 PM
So don't go on his insurance then ??? What am I missing here?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on September 13, 2016, 04:48:20 PM
How could I help going on his insurance!? He himself put me on there I did not ask to be put on there. You can lose respect for me if you want. I honestly don't care we decided today to wait to try for a baby until we CAN work on our marriage and our problems. I understand you are allot older than me and have more experience but I honestly did not think you would be rude to me yes you're a blunt person and I respect that. Again he decided to go into the Marine Corps so that way we could live a more stable good life instead of living with my bitch of a mother for the rest of our life. We were actually doing really well in our marriage. This was just a hiccup he forgave me for mistakes I have made and I forgave him for the mistake he made. He trusts me now because I have not messed up once since I cheated yes I made a mistake I will regret that mistake for the rest of my life. But we will get passed this problem just like we've gotten passed everything else. We are going to marriage counseling before we decide to try for a baby
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: XCharlieX on September 13, 2016, 04:57:48 PM
So now you're going to play the "rude" card?? Which also makes u a hypocrite. If this had all been said to somebody else in your situation, you wouldn't be saying it's rude and u know it. You'd be agreeing. It's not different just because it's u who it's directed at this time. I'm extremely glad you've decided not to Ttc..... though I find it very convenient that you've seemingly had that discussion in the last couple of hours since your comment about the possibility of conceiving so close to your period.  You should be sorting out your living situation BEFORE ttc, do its nothing to get all high and mighty about that you're realising it now. U shouldn't of been Ttc in the first place AND u know it. I won't change the way I feel or talk to people on here just because it's u. I'll talk to u in the same way I talk to anyone. Nobody gets special treatment from me. If I think you're doing something wrong, I'll tell u whether we're friends or not.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on September 13, 2016, 05:11:51 PM
We already figured out our living situation how do you think we are getting out of my mother's house? I am not being a hypocrite either. Technically we do live on our own Stephen pays for ALL of the bills my mom only pays half of the rent. The only reason as to why I don't have a job is because I STILL take care of Taylor. Taylor is my job that is my job. We can not afford to get Taylor a babysitter at the moment. I am the one who makes sure Taylor has food in her system I am the one who makes sure she is up in time for school stephen and I buy her school supplies and clothes and shoes when she needs it my mom does nothing STILL.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: XCharlieX on September 13, 2016, 05:17:56 PM
U say this but she is not your responsibility. I struggle to buy into it. Paying half the rent and all the bills still isn't the same as paying it all, if thats even true. Nowhere close. Just sort your marriage out. Sort your living arrangements out. Find out that u are capable of living together and are compatible living under each others feet ! Not everybody is. And that u can afford it all. Then and only then THINK about Ttc.  I'm talking like a year or 2 at LEAST down the line. You're only young. Your marriage NEEDS to be rock solid if you're to bring a baby into it. If it's not- it won't last 5 minutes once the baby is born. And u are being a hypocrite!  You're saying I'm being rude to u yet if this was said to somebody else in your situation, you'd agree and say the same! Why is it one rule for others but different for u? Your sister isn't a baby- she's at school. There's nothing stopping u getting a job during the day. Plenty of mum's have multiple children and still work everyday aswell as run a home.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on September 13, 2016, 05:33:01 PM
He pays for the cable he pays the internet he pays half of the rent he pays for the water he pays for my moms insurance he pays for the electric he pays for half of the groceries. He has had to give up HIS stuff because my mom is to much of a bitch to give up her stuff. I'm sorry for calling you rude you are absolutely right I would be agreeing with you if it was another person. I understand that she is not my responsibility but if my mom isn't going to do me as a big sister she has to be my responsibility. Stephen and I do allot around the house all my mom does is go to work and when she has her day off she lays in her bed watching Netflix and playing on her computer I am the one who cooks cleans and watches Taylor while she still doesn't do anything.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: TickledIvory on September 13, 2016, 08:06:18 PM
Nobody in your situation ever HAS to get married. You ALWAYS have a choice. So that whole excuse is a pile of crock.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on September 13, 2016, 08:25:49 PM
Actually no when it comes down to the job he had as a correctional officer if I was on his insurance and did not have his last name they told him and I that he would go to jail if I did not have his last name while being on his insurance he could NOT claim me on his insurnace if I DID NOT have his last name so no it was not a bunch of crock. Believe what you want but here in America that shit actually happens
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: TickledIvory on September 13, 2016, 08:35:31 PM
Exactly, so your choice was to get off his insurance if you didn't want to get married yet. And if he refused to take you off like you said, that's his problem, not yours.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: XCharlieX on September 13, 2016, 08:47:55 PM
I don't understand why u NEED to be on his insurance anyway ? What does that mean ? Nobody faces jail for not having the same surname on an insurance document. Surely u just risk the policy being void... someone explain as I'm lost. All that aside.... u know u can simply change your name without getting married ?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on September 13, 2016, 08:49:40 PM
I couldn't get off if his insurance because I didn't have any insurance period. I have not had a for about a year because of the fact of my sister and plus when I did have a job and my mom was working and stephen working no one was home for Taylor she is still under age to be left home alone she is only 10 she has to be 12 in order for her to stay home by herself. The house would be dirty constantly because my mom wouldn't clean stephen wouldn't clean and Taylor wouldn't clean. So I had clean and cook as soon as I would get off of work and make sure taylors homework was finished. Etc. Right now stephen being in the Marine Corps is the only way for us to gain stability for us to get out of my moms house. Other wise we would never have a life of our own.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: XCharlieX on September 13, 2016, 08:51:43 PM
No I'm asking what is the insurance for ?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on September 13, 2016, 08:55:39 PM
I have no insurance because I could not finish my education because I moved with my mom from my dad the school I went to did not transfer my test scores so I could not go back to a regular high school because if I did then I would have had to start all over I was already 18 at the time so I'm sorry if I could not get a really good job so that way I could have had insurance. So I'm sorry if I could not live up to everyone's expectations. You had parents who cared you had parents that were always there I had NO ONE I had to grow up really fast taking care of Taylor my mom was an alcoholic and my dad was never around! I was abused my whole f***ing life sexually mentally physically and emotionally. So my life has been really f***ing hard
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: XCharlieX on September 13, 2016, 09:02:13 PM
OK you're going way off track now. None of that is relevant to what were discussing. But for the record.... u have no idea what I went through as a child.... if I told u.... and u had any decency, you'd probably be ashamed and apologise for such a ridiculous comment.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on September 13, 2016, 09:04:08 PM
It's still hard 11 years of taking care of Taylor still doing what I had to at 10 years old. I have had so much responsibility at 10 years old and I still do not only do I have to still take care of Taylor I have had to take care of Taylor and my mom I am still the only one who cooks and cleans and I also have to carry the title of being a Marine Corps wife and that is the toughest job ANYONE can take on. So I have an even more of a responsibility. So the reason for being on his insurance is because I did not have any like at all.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on September 13, 2016, 09:06:16 PM
I'm done with this argument I'm going to bed. Y'all have a good night or day or whatever time it is in the UK. Bye
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: XCharlieX on September 13, 2016, 09:12:53 PM
Oh believe me, I'm done. Literally cannot have any kind of discussion with somebody so self absorbed and ignorant and will not join the pity party either. Night.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: TickledIvory on September 13, 2016, 09:17:26 PM
It's good he wants to make a better life for you, I'm not arguing that. All I'm saying is that the only way you would ever get in trouble with insurance is if he lied about it on the application. It's called fraud. You can't claim that you HAD to get married. Your other choice was to have no health insurance for a short period of time UNTIL you were ready to get married. Not the end of the world, and certainly insurance is one of the worst reasons to get married that I've ever heard of. 
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on September 14, 2016, 09:56:14 AM
So, trying to get this thread back on track with its intended purpose... How are the TTC ladies doing?
Wifelife, still no sign of AF, I hope? Are you still planning to wait a week to test?
Nkap, I hope your wait is going well and the work stress isn't affecting you too badly.
Soon to be Mrs, welcome! Where are you at in your cycle?
I'm 5 days out from my expected AF. Still no spotting, which is hopefully a good sign for me. Otherwise not much to report.
Also, I wanted to say to MrsS, I wish you all the best in your relationship with your husband.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on September 14, 2016, 10:59:01 AM
Thanks JustPeachy
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on September 14, 2016, 11:35:08 AM
Justpeachy, I'm on Cd29 and still no AF. I really don't think I can wait a week as the days are going by so slow. So I'm going to try to hold off until Friday. That's only 2 more days. Hopefully I can do that. Haha. Still no symptoms which is rare for me. I should get cramps at least the day before AF but nothing so far.

Glad to hear your still not spotting. That's a good thing so far. :) fingers crossed for you.

SoontobeMrs, welcome to the group. :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on September 14, 2016, 12:44:09 PM
Yay! So glad to hear that. Hopefully you will get your bfp on Friday. :-)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Gabby22 on September 14, 2016, 12:48:05 PM
Hi guys! First month ttc and I'm so excited and nervous! It will be our first one! Been married for 3 years now and we are ready for this new journey. The only thing I'm worry about is that it took my mom about 8 years to get pregnant with me, I really hope that doesn't happen to me. I also won't try after this month because we want a summer baby since it works out with out since I'm off for 3 months in the summer
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on September 14, 2016, 01:10:24 PM
Justpeachy, thank you. I just started getting this weird ache in my pelvis area so it could be AF coming. Hopefully not.

Gabby, welcome to the group. I am also trying for our first baby. This is my 2nd cycle and I should find out any day if we have conceived or if AF shows. I'm like you. Nervous and excited at the same time. It's a scary thing for sure, but We are ready to be parents. Where are you in your cycle?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on September 14, 2016, 06:42:22 PM
Update: Around 11:30 am, during the same time I had cramps I had a small streak of brown in my discharge only when I wiped.  Nothing major. Just a small amount. But since then nothing. Cramps have also gone away. I do have a slight uncomfortable feeling in my left pelvis area but again nothing major. I think AF is on her way.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on September 14, 2016, 08:29:27 PM
Just peachy, we have the same expected af date, hopefully it doesn't show for either of us.. That would be pretty awesome! Work stress is calming down a bit and I'm looking forward to my weekend haha.

Welcome to the group all new gals! I wish you all luck in your journey.. Keep us all updated on your cycles and life happenings :)

Wifelife, brown spotting doesn't Always have to mean AF is on her way.. So my fingers are crossed that she doesn't show!

MrsS- I hope everything works out the way it should for you. Keep your head up :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on September 14, 2016, 08:46:50 PM
Nkap, glad your stress is a little less now. I hope your right and its not AF, but not getting my hopes up. If nothing happens I'm going to test Friday morning. That way I can have some wine over the weekend if not pg. fingers crossed for you and justpeachy. I hope AF stays away from both of you.

MrsS, Hope all is well and your enjoying that hotel room. :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on September 14, 2016, 09:10:57 PM
Yes! So I don't symptom spot, and I never consider this a symptom because it happens every month, or at least for the last three. After ovulation, leading up to AF my left nipple always feels sore. The right feels fine haha. Sorry, tmi but just wanted to share. Wonder why that is. I know a lot of woman say their nipples get tender in pregnancy but why is just one of mine before my period? Lol just a thought. Anyway, carry on :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on September 14, 2016, 10:52:25 PM
Yes I am enjoying my hotel room. A friend of mine her husband is buddies with my husband so me and her are sharing the room she will be here tomorrow so now I won't be bored lol. She's 2 months pg possibly with twins. She's already showing she has an appointment early October. Expected period starts in 6 days. Even though hubby and I have agreed to wait and work on our marriage before ttc again I will still be on here cheering you lovely ladies on :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on September 14, 2016, 11:23:46 PM
Nkap, hmm... Maybe that nipple is more sensitive then the other? My right one is definitely a lot more sensitive then my left. It's more sensitive to touch and to the cold. It's always been that way. So maybe it's something similar with yours? Other then that, I have no idea what would cause that. Haha sorry I'm not much help.

It's now 9:30pm and still no AF and not one single spot more since the one brown spot earlier. It's been 10 hours and still nothing. I hope that's a good sign. But not reading anything into it.

MrsS, that's great that you have a friend joining you. You guys can have some girl time together. :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on September 15, 2016, 01:44:03 AM
Yes lol girl time is definitely needed lol we make each other laugh like crazy so I'm happy to have her in my company
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on September 15, 2016, 05:35:07 AM
Wifelife that's really great!!! Hopefully nothing still!!! Usually when I spot before my period it's light link and can last for hours and overnight sometimes into the middle of the next morning. It's not ever noticeable other than on the toilet paper. But mine is pretty constant unlike yours which you only saw once. And since that's not normal for you, could be a good thing!

MrsS that's nice that you'll have a friend joining you! Love me some girl time. Always lifts my spirits. It's not everyday we get to have some downtime and just have good old fashioned fun with friends. Enjoy!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on September 15, 2016, 05:38:50 AM
And yes Wifelife, must just be a weird a normal thing that one nipple is more sensitive than the other. I guess I just noticed it after ttc. Along with many other things I've noticed about my body since we started haha.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: tdazy on September 15, 2016, 10:42:09 AM
Hi wifelife, how's things going lovely?? I'm on the 2ww again, currently 9 days late. But it doesn't really mean anything as I've been late the last 5 months arghh! But keeping positive :) Maybe this is our month this time :) how are you feeling? When is AF due for you? I don't have any symptoms etc yet... Do you? Xoxoxox
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on September 15, 2016, 01:52:21 PM
Nkap, right? We notice all kinds of weird things once we start paying attention to all the details. Lol Still no AF today. I rarely spot and when I have it's still be consistent. At least every time I wipe it would be there. I've had nothing this time except for the one time yesterday. Hopefully she stays away from us this month. We did the right thing and didn't stress. :) time for our rewards. How are you feeling? Anything new happening?

Tdazy, hello. Wow 9 days late? Have you tested yet? I don't know how your doing it. I am currently 2 days late. I should have started the 28th, but I pushed it till the 29th since last month I was a day or two late too. Still nothing though. I'm feeling fine. No symptoms what so ever. Not even pms symptoms which is deff out of the normal. I was diagnosed with pmdd as a teenager, I get horrid pms. I really hope this is your month. How's everything going?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on September 15, 2016, 08:13:39 PM
Hey tdazy! How have you been? I feel like it's been a while since we've spoke! Can't believe you're nine days late, but you know your body best. Hopefully you're a different kind of late this month!

Wifelife, yes we have waited patiently. Always hoping for a positive outcome but it will be what it will be and I can't change that. I feel like my pms is sometimes worse than other times. Today I feel a little on edge but nothing out of the ordinary.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on September 15, 2016, 09:09:20 PM
Nkap, ugh I hate days like that. When I feel on edge I want to be left completely alone and don't want to be bothered. I just like being by myself. I hope you feel better. I think AF is prob on her way. I just started getting cramps again and there was some pink blood on the tp so maybe she's off to a slow start. I'm honestly not even worried about it. Either way it's fine. It'll happen when the time is right. :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on September 16, 2016, 05:27:23 AM
Sorry to hear Wifelife, but that's a great attitude to have :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on September 16, 2016, 12:29:35 PM
Well she still hasn't shown. Only had the pink spotting the one time yesterday and brown the one time the day before. Husband said we should hold off testing another day or so just so we don't test too early or waste a test. We only have one here. What do you ladies think? Wait it out? I'm on CD31.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on September 16, 2016, 02:46:37 PM
Wifelife, I don't think it can hurt anything to wait a couple more days of you have the patience. Pretty sure I'd be testing first thing tomorrow morning if no more bleeding by then. I hate the not knowing part! Lol.
I'm not so patiently waiting out my last few days. Bow hunting season started Wednesday, so my hubby has plans for this weekend that don't really include me and, unfortunately, my best friend also has plans already. Thinking the munchkin and I will have to find something fun to do on our own.
How are all of you other ladies holding up today?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on September 16, 2016, 02:56:10 PM
Justpeachy, think I'm deff going to hold off today as it will no longer be FMU. Maybe I'll test tomorrow if I don't have any more bleeding. Not knowing drives me nuts too. I really wanted to have a drink with my husband tonight, but I'll hold off. Oh man I feel for you. A slower weekend does make things harder. I'm also having a slow one. My husband and I have been so busy every weekend that we decided to stay home and start decorating early for Halloween. :) hopefully that'll keep my mind preoccupied. Hope your able to keep your mind busy this weekend. I feel like the last few days are the hardest. How are you feeling?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on September 16, 2016, 04:16:28 PM
That makes sense. Hopefully you'll have no more bleeding and a bfp as pay off for that skipped drink. :-)
Decorating could be fun. Do you go all out with your Holliday decorations? We might carve a pumpkin, but that's about it.
I'm feeling cautiously optimistic. Had a bit of crampiness this morning, but still no spotting which is definitely different for me.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on September 16, 2016, 06:06:24 PM
JustPeachy, that's great news so far. Being optimistic is really good. It keeps your spirits up. Idk why, but I have this gut feeling that AF isn't going to show. I hate even admitting that bc my luck she will show today. Lol but I feel if she was going to show she would have started from the spotting. I'm trying not to get my hopes up though. Trying to convince myself she will be here any minute. As for the holidays, yea we go all out. My mom always went all out with decorations for every holiday and so did my husbands mom so it's a tradition we both grew up with. He decorates the outside and I do the inside of the house. Christmas of course has a ton more decorations. We even had a Christmas wedding. Haha
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on September 16, 2016, 06:41:04 PM
That's so cool. I always thought it would be fun to put up decorations and get more into the holidays, especially with kids of my own, but my little one is only 18 months so really doesn't care at this point and my husband is kind of a Scrooge. Lol. We got married in April, and it was a bad move because the one thing he does like to celebrate is opening day/weekend and turkey season hits the same week as our anniversary. Oops. Haha.
Anyway, I hope you're right about AF being absent. So exciting! Makes a lot of sense to me too. That's how it was with my pregnancy. The spotting stopped, so I tested cause I had to know for sure what was going on.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on September 16, 2016, 08:45:46 PM
JustPeachy, yea your little one is still young so they won't remember yet anyways. I think most men don't want to decorate. I just feel like it's more of a woman thing. Haha. You should still do it. It's fun. I make a day or weekend of it and we get take out. I really enjoy it.

As for your wedding. Haha that deff sounds like something that would happen to me. At least you never have to worry about him forgetting your anniversary. :) I take it your husband is a hunter? My husband use to hunt when he was younger but stopped bc he didn't have anyone to do it with and my dad actually hunted my whole life, but stopped when my grandpa passed away. So now my husband and dad have been talking about starting to hunt again. I think it would be a nice thing for them to do together and have fun. They are really close.  I hate that I feel like AFs not coming bc I feel like I'm going to get my hopes up. But it's so weird. I just have this gut feeling. I'm really trying to hold off testing as long as possible to prevent a false positive, but it's so hard. When is your cycle due date? Is it early next week? When are you going to test?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on September 16, 2016, 10:21:52 PM
Hey ladies :) my friend Abi she's here now she is possibly pregnant with twins she's 2months and already showing she is freaking out she's bleeding a little bit and had a little clot just wondering if that is normal?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on September 16, 2016, 11:37:50 PM
Wifelife, yes, my husband is an avid hunter and fisherman. We hardly ever buy meat. :-) I have been with him a couple times, but I don't hunt just sit quietly with him in the woods. It's pretty peaceful if you can get past the mosquitos. Lol.
My AF is due on Mon, and I will probably go on and test that morning if nothing changes between now and then. Like I said, it's the not knowing that gets to me. If it's positive, great. If it's negative, fine. But I want to know!

Mrs. S, she should probably call her dr/after hours number just to be sure. Some bleeding in pregnancy is normal and not to worry about. Best to touch base with the dr though, just to be sure.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on September 16, 2016, 11:45:01 PM
Ok cause she has a UTI so that could be the cause of it.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on September 17, 2016, 12:04:47 AM
Could be. UTI can cause you to have blood in your urine for sure. Can she tell for sure where the blood is coming from? Is it only when she pees or continuous? How much blood is it? What color is it? And is she having cramping or pain as well? Again, I would call the dr to be sure but likely if it's only a little bleeding without any real pain associated with it they will tell her she is fine, just take it easy.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: deziredone on September 17, 2016, 09:15:11 AM
Hi everyone. New to this, but definitely wouldn't mind having that support and be able to share while we are TTC. I've been ttc since June and currently AF is here at day 5. So on to the next month. I just read about ovia app so I will download that to see how off I am with ovulation on this app. Good luck to all.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on September 17, 2016, 09:17:23 AM
Omg. Wifelife.. As I was catching up and reading all of the messages I was scrolling so slow because I didn't want to jump ahead and see that you wrote AF has arrived. Unkept getting more and more excited waiting for a message that said you're pregnant. I really have the same gut feeling you do about AF not showing  for you! I really hope AF stays away.. So far it seems really promising!! Keep us posted!

And MrsS I think your friend should call her doctor just to get some insight. It can't hurt to get things checked out just so she's sure.

Just peachy and Wifelife, decorating is so fun and I woke up this morning with the urge to start decorating myself. Haha. Although it would be hard for me to go all out because my house is small and not many places to put things. But I love the holidays so much. Christmas is my face to decorate for :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on September 17, 2016, 09:49:24 AM
JustPeachy it isn't continuous it is really really small bleeding and it's only when she wipes.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on September 17, 2016, 01:13:06 PM
Justpeachy, that's so awesome. I love the wilderness. I love to camp. It's so nice to get away. I bet I I would love to go with my husband if he went hunting to just sit there and relax.

Nkap, hahaha. Aww. How are you feeling? How is everything? You got the urge to decorated too? Go for it! It doesn't matter if you have a small place it'll look so cute and cozy. I wish I could attach pics on here. I'd show you guys what I've done so far.

Well ladies, AF has arrived. In full force. I knew soon as I thought she wasn't showing that's when she would appear. It's ok. No worries. On to the next cycle. And Tonight, I'm having Sangria. Lol
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: deziredone on September 17, 2016, 02:12:49 PM
Wifelife, I love your attitude. That's all we could do, onto the next month. Cheers!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on September 17, 2016, 03:22:50 PM
Hello Dezi and welcome to the group. Thank you. That's all we can do. I feel like there's no use letting it bring me down. It'll happen when the time is right and every month that I'm not I'll treat myself to something I couldn't have if I was. Haha.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on September 17, 2016, 04:48:44 PM
Wifelife, sorry to hear your AF showed up after all, but glad to hear you're not taking it too hard and going to enjoy your evening. Pretty sure I'm done this month as well. I'm feeling pretty crampy and have "heavy" spotting. Pretty sure It'll be full blown AF later this evening or by tomorrow anyhow. Guess I get my answer early after all. Lol.
Nkap, how's it going for you? You're due to start in a couple days too. Hopefully you'll have some better luck this month. :-)
Mrs S, how's your friend? Did she speak with the dr?
Dezi, welcome!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on September 17, 2016, 07:03:36 PM
No not that I know of I was with the hubby all day while she was wither hers.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on September 17, 2016, 08:12:13 PM
Right on. Well, I'm glad you got to hang out with your husband. :-)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.Reynolds2 on September 17, 2016, 09:04:03 PM
My husband and I are also TTC our 2nd child. We have been so excited waiting and I just started my period today :( so no baby this month. Does anyone have anything they do to make the time pass easier? That's the biggest problem we have, being patient and not getting all worked up when we get a negative test, or we have to wait longer! Thanks and good luck to you all!!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on September 17, 2016, 09:13:17 PM
JustPeachy yeah I was so happy to see him I topped his birthday this year lol he had a really good birthday today I'm glad I got to spend it with him
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on September 18, 2016, 02:09:01 PM
Justpeachy, aww man. Did AF end up officially starting for you or are you still just spotting? I'm having bad cramps at the moment too.

Nkap, how are you?

MrsS, glad you got to spend some time with you hubby and celebrate his bday. I'm sure you had a good time. :)

MrsRenyolds, welcome to the group. As for me making the time pass by, I just try to keep my mind busy. I do stuff I enjoy and just try not to think about it. This was only our second month trying, but when AF comes we've just decided to do something we couldn't do if we were pregnant. As long as we keep it positive I think we will be ok. I don't want it to get me down.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on September 18, 2016, 02:29:30 PM
I did very much so anytime with the hubby is a good time :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on September 18, 2016, 05:37:45 PM
MrsS, of course. I love getting one on one time with the hubby. It doesn't happen much so I enjoy in when I can get it.

Looks like I'm going to have a very short period. Yesterday I only had a medium flow and today it's very light. Such a strange cycle.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on September 18, 2016, 05:49:48 PM
My day was cut short because some idiot wanted to be late refused to get his cammies on and his phone magically disappeared he hid it so the Sargent's wouldn't find his phone. He got his ass kicked and stephen almost kicked his ass until people in his platoon got ahold of him. He's probably going to get it when he's sleeping.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on September 18, 2016, 09:10:09 PM
Oh man wife life.. Sorry to hear about AF but like we always say.. Onto the next cycle. Our time will come :) also I read your cycle is wing strange.. My last cycle was very odd too. It was very light, almost non existent the first few days then came on a little stronger. It's so weird what our bodies will do. But that's great that it's short.. Just means you get to start trying that much sooner!

Welcome all new ladies! Happy to have you and good luck on your ttc journeys! For anyone new, I've been ttc for our first for 6 months. AF is due for me either Monday, or Tuesday. I would say the latest would be Wednesday. Breasts are swollen and just a tad sore on the sides so I'm just going to go ahead an assume I'm out for this month, as this is pretty standard before my period.

Mrss.. I'm not quite sure what you last message meant, as I'm not familiar with that lingo haha but it doesn't sound very good :/ hope all is well.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on September 18, 2016, 09:44:59 PM
Someone in his platoon which is the people he is in school with he didn't want to get into his cammies (his uniform) he didn't want to get into formation (in line for count) he was late and he screwed up liberty (that's how I got to see him last weekend and this weekend) I won't be able to see him next weekend because the Sargent's (people in command)  secured their free time.   
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on September 18, 2016, 09:56:37 PM
Nkap, I know right? It's so weird how our bodies do these things. Deff not complaining about a shorter period. I think instead of tying to BD based on ovulation, I'm just going to make sure that were BD regularly, but only when we want to. Deff not going to make it a chore, but since this is a weird cycle I have a feeling next months ovulation may happen at any given time.
Oh no, don't count yourself out yet. You could still be in it. Your the last one left for this month. Haha. Well that is, if Justpeachy officially started.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: deziredone on September 18, 2016, 10:51:39 PM
Hello ladies! I'm on day 6 of AF, i should be spotting now but for some reason still pretty bright red. I hate having long cycles, definitely takes a toll.

Wifelife, it is strange about your short cycle. How many days total? Do you think it could be implantation bleeding? I'm still crossing fingers for you just in case. I also love doing things once I know I haven't conceived that I couldn't do if in case I got pregnant. This time around I had a few sangrias over the weekend.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on September 19, 2016, 12:01:29 AM
Hi Dezi, sorry to hear about your long period. They deff suck. No fun at all.

As for my cycle. I misspoke in my above post. My cycle was long, but period is going to be short I believe. My cycle was 31 days and my period barely started yesterday and today it's already very light. I'm almost positive it's not implantation though because it is bright red and yesterday I had a medium flow. There's too much I think to be implantation. I wish though. That would be nice. It's always fun to do something you couldn't of pg bc it keeps your spirits up. I was craving sangria so bad, but the store we went to didn't have it. And I didn't want to drive across town to our normal grocery store so I settled for a glass of wine instead. :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on September 19, 2016, 05:23:09 AM
Oh gotcha MrsS.. Thanks for the explanations :)

Hey dezire, deff agree with that. I love my wine, so if I'm not pregnant ill deff be participating in a glass or two :) Also, you're almost done with AF and can get started again, yay!

Wife life, hm that's interesting. Like dezire mentioned, it could have been implantation, as some people bleed more than others. But it could also just be your body going through some AF changes. I've deff noticed changes in my cycle ever since we started ttc.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on September 19, 2016, 11:39:59 AM
Hi ladies, just wanted to update. I spotted all weekend, and AF made her official appearance this morning. I'm not much of a drinker but hoping to get some horseback riding in this week. :-)
How is it looking for you this morning, Nkap? Tender breasts could definitely go either way.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on September 19, 2016, 01:13:48 PM
Nkap, hmm I really don't know what to think. I'm pretty sure it wasn't implantation, but I've never had such a short period before. It started Saturday, I had a pretty good flow, Sunday it was light all day. It would be in the toilet when I went to the bathroom, but not much on my pad. And now today is Monday and it's gone.
How are you feeling? Tender breast your only symptom?

Justpeachy, I love horseback riding. I wish I had a horse and could just go for a long ride and enjoy the scenery. Sounds perfect to me. Sorry to hear AF arrived. :( Onto the next cycle. At least all of our cycles will be close together still. :)

Ok ladies, should I take a test just to be safe or should I just count that as my period and move on to the next cycle?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on September 19, 2016, 05:49:30 PM
Update: AF is still here, just really light. So I'm guessing it's just a shorter period this month.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on September 19, 2016, 07:35:43 PM
Ugh hate when my period plays tricks on me! At the very least, at least AF wasn't a huge pain this month!

As for me.. My left breast is huge. Super swollen and both are slightly sore. Nothing major. Nothing else. Expecting AF tomorrow.

How's everyone else?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on September 19, 2016, 09:09:24 PM
I'm expecting AF tomorrow not loooking forward to it what so ever especially with how my cramps are. I really really hate my cramps
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on September 20, 2016, 02:34:00 PM
Hey ladies, AF ended for me. Woke up this morning and she was gone. Thank goodness it was a easy one.  Now the fun can start.
Nkap, did you start today? Glad to hear you don't have a lot of symptoms. I wonder why one breast is more swollen then the other? Hopefully it will feel better soon. Hoping that AF stays away for ya and you get that BFP. :)
MrsS, how are you? Did you start today?
Justpeachy, Hopefully it'll be over soon. How are you?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on September 20, 2016, 04:38:20 PM
Hi, Wifelife, glad to hear AF was easy on you this month. :-) Pretty sure mine's here for the week and being aweful as usual. I'm feeling kind of emotionally unbalanced at the moment and not certain if it's real life stressors getting to me or just an AF thing. Hopefully the latter, and I'll be back to myself in no time.
Everyone else hanging in there? Mrs. S, I definitely hear you on dreading the arrival of AF. She is the worst! Nkap, fingers crossed yours has stayed away!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on September 20, 2016, 05:09:37 PM
Nope she has not shown her face but I know she will there is no doubt about that.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on September 20, 2016, 07:48:14 PM
Justpeachy, aww I'm sorry to hear that. Hate bad AF months. That's the worse. I'm sure your emotions are due to AF. I get really bad emotions and feel like it's the end of the world, I think my husband is going to leave me, I dwell on stuff, and get very overwhelmed, but soon as AF leaves, I'm back to normal. I hope it's the same for you and will be over shortly.

MrsS, doesn't it suck when you know your going to start and it's just taking its time? Like come on get it over with already. Haha
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on September 20, 2016, 09:27:29 PM
Yeah lol I hate it she hasn't shown her face yet I've only experienced slight cramping today I went to the bathroom and I thought I started because of the cramps I wiped and nothing and still nothing and it's driving me up the wall.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on September 21, 2016, 05:19:38 AM
Oh my gosh, same here MrsS. I was at work and thought for sure she arrived. Ran to the bathroom and nothing. I deff had cramps like AF as well. Now still nothing. But still think it could arrive today.

Wife life you're officially done! So another exciting month is here for you!

Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on September 21, 2016, 05:21:21 AM
Just peachy, hoping yours ends quickly so you can begin fresh too! Just waiting for mine to arrive so I can do the same. That, or she stays away this month.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on September 21, 2016, 08:25:30 AM
Hopefully she will stay away for you, Nkap. When are you planning to test if she doesn't show?
Mrs S, I hope your AF will go easy on you when she does appear.
Mine is much heavier than it has been. Pretty sure that is because I weaned my baby exactly a month ago today, so my hormones and everything are readjusting to just being me instead of a nursing mom. Now I'm wondering a bit what other effects that may have on my cycle.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on September 21, 2016, 11:36:03 AM
It's 12:33pm here where I'm at and still no AF no cramps no nothing I really have a big feeling she's going to come. Me and my husband weren't trying but we weren't trying to prevent it from happening either I don't know but there couldn't be a possibility to fall pregnant a week before a period could there? Ugh I hate the waiting game when it comes to AF
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JackieD20 on September 21, 2016, 12:52:58 PM
Hello Everyone! I'm new to this app & me and my hubby
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on September 21, 2016, 07:35:39 PM
Nkap, Ahhh that's good news so far. I'm glad she's stayed away so far. I hope she continues to stay away. Keep us updated. Yes, onto a new cycle for me. The fun part starts. Keeping the same relaxed approach I had last month though. Not thinking too much about it. :)

MrsS, did she arrive yet?

Justpeachy, I'm sure that's why it's been a harder month. I've heard that a lot that after you stop nursing your periods get harder while your body readjust. Not sure if it's true but I've heard it.

Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on September 21, 2016, 08:07:06 PM
Dge has shown her face full force my mom had to give me one of her nexapranens in order for my cramps to go away. I don't know why I have such severe cramps these cramps have sent me to the hospital 3 times this past year but they couldn't find anything wrong. I hate periods with a passion especially my severe cramps
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on September 22, 2016, 05:40:02 AM
MrsS that's terrible. Sorry you're in so much pain..AF showed for me yesterday morning. It's funny.. The past two months when she arrives I get upset for like 5 minutes. They I have no choice but to deal with it. But now I'm into month 7 and it gets discouraging when I think of how long it's been. I never thought this would be me. My mom was saying the other day that she conceived me and my siblings on the first try. Ugh. If she only knew how hard this has been. I know it will happen, but it's hard to say how much longer this could take. I'm hanging in there and will be positive about it, but really just had to get my feelings out about it. I too will be relaxed this month and try to reduce my stress levels. Hope everyone is doing well :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: deziredone on September 22, 2016, 06:37:36 AM
Hey ladies! Sorry it's been a while. Work has got me overwhelmed and stressed. I wish it was Friday already.
Wifelife, plus side it was a less stressful cycle for you and now you can have fun practicing lol. That's basically my mindset. I'm using this app and ovia to watch and input my symptoms so hopefully I can get somewhat of an accuracy.
How are the rest of you ladies, Nkap and Mrs. S? Did AF show up?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on September 22, 2016, 10:36:24 AM
Yes she has shown her ugly face lol
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on September 22, 2016, 04:50:50 PM
Nkap, aww I'm really sorry to hear that Hun. I know it gets discouraging and it takes its toll on you, but hang in there. Your time will come. I wish I could have a glass of wine with you and just have girl talk and cheer you up. I'm always here if you need to vent. I get frustrated as well. Everyone we know is able to get pregnant so fast and so easy.  But here we are, have done everything right, are good people and our time hasn't yet come. its not fair how it works. I hope your time comes very soon.

Dezi, welcome back. That is the best approach to take in my book. Just go with the flow and hopefully we will be rewarded soon. :) I'm also using ovia to give me an idea of when I'm ovulating. Where are you in your cycle?

MrsS, glad she finally showed up, but sorry to hear that it's a hard cycle. That's never fun. Hang in there. :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on September 22, 2016, 05:14:08 PM
I'm just glad that my period cramps only last for a day
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Kaityalysha on September 22, 2016, 05:27:55 PM
Hey ladies! I'm currently in the same position. Me and my fiancé and I are currently ttc. I stopped my bc in July and started right after. My ovulation date was The 11th. I was expected to get af the 20th according to this app but I feel like that's wasn't going to be right because of ovulating so late. So im unsure when to expect af and when I should test. We are currently keeping me ttc a secret so I have no one to talk to about it! Ahhh
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: RachelD24 on September 22, 2016, 06:42:09 PM
My husband and I are keeping our TTC a secret as well so I'm trying to keep my self calm. It's so hard to keep quite when each cycle is a roller coaster of joy and frustration. This is the first cycle we are really TTC so I know it's not as likely for us and I'm trying not to get my hopes up. Baby dust to all you ladies!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on September 23, 2016, 05:19:45 AM
Thanks wifelife..I know your right, but sometimes i just can't understand why it's so complicated and doesn't work. I knew this war going to be a process but not the process has felt pretty long. But I have to remain positive if I want it. I'm over my few minutes of sadness. Just want AF to be over with now.

Welcome back desire and welcome Rachel, and Jackie. Hope you're all doing well. Keeping ttc a secret is difficult, but that's what we are here for. We have each other to discuss the joys and frustrations with. Good luck to all!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: RachelD24 on September 23, 2016, 01:45:43 PM
I'm at the point in my 2ww where I know it's still a little early to really know anything either way. I'm finding it hard to count the days until AF is expected. 11 days seems like a year right now.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: deziredone on September 25, 2016, 12:50:18 PM
Happy Sunday everyone! I've been on the road this weekend and had one day to ttc which was 7.5 of 10 in the ovia app.

Wifelife I'm currently on CD13 which is suppose to be the highest peak based on ovia. But the only day we ttc was on CD11 due to me hitting the road over the weekend. So something than nothing. Let's hope the swimmer stick around long enough for when I ovulate. Crossing fingers. But just like you mentioned go with the flow and when it's our time it will happen.

Today is such a great fall weather around 60-70s so I'm enjoying what I can. Hope all is well for you all.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on September 26, 2016, 05:12:27 AM
Hi everyone! Hope you all had a good weekend. Mine was super busy. I feel like it went too fast. AF is almost over for me. I'm prob on my last day.

The weather really changed, which I'm actually loving. Fall is so pretty and the temps are perfect.

Anyway, where is everyone in their cycles? I feel like we are all similar. Nobody is at testing stage.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: deziredone on September 26, 2016, 08:51:53 AM
Happy Monday! Weekend did go by quickly. I'm on CD14, from ovia app I'm still in the fertile window but on a down slope.

Hope everyone has a good day!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MommyofT on September 26, 2016, 11:20:02 AM
I have 7 days till AF is suppose to start fingers crossed I took a test yesterday just to see I know that was a mistake but I was anxious lol but it was BFN
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on September 26, 2016, 05:00:38 PM
AF ended for me yesterday
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on September 26, 2016, 06:19:47 PM
MommyofT, yikes!! 7 days before missed period will most likely never read a positive. Implanting usually takes longer than that. It's not impossible but not likely. But I've been there and understand the anxiety hahaa. Fingers crossed that your positive is around the corner!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: deziredone on September 26, 2016, 07:55:11 PM
Yes crossing fingers AF doesn't come for you.

Mrs.S, time to get busy and have fun! Good luck sweetie!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on September 26, 2016, 08:06:29 PM
If only I could get busy husband is still going to be gone for another week
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on September 26, 2016, 09:23:47 PM
Hi girls. Sorry I've been MIA. My family, husband, and I found a house that we really liked so we made an appointment to go see it and have been crazy busy. How is everyone? I am currently on CD 10. I should be entering my fertile window on Friday. :) hope you are all doing well.
Nkap, did AF offically end for you?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: TickledIvory on September 26, 2016, 09:37:42 PM
If only I could get busy husband is still going to be gone for another week

Are you guys still TTC then Mrs S? I have a hard time keeping up with everybody.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: deziredone on September 26, 2016, 10:02:32 PM
I'm sorry Mrs. S, I missed that. Well like wifelife and I do, when AF comes and we know it's a BFN we enjoy wine and other things while we wait to try again. Keep your head up.

Wifelife, well how was the house hunting? Time to do the BD and crossing fingers for you.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on September 27, 2016, 12:50:50 AM
MommyofT, good luck to you and fingers crossed.

Dezi, yes back to doing the BD again. We're going out of town this weekend and that's when my fertile window is suppose to start so maybe a little vacation is just what we need. ;) As for the house, oh my goodness it is absolutely beautiful. It is just what we need being two families living together. We are thinking about making an offer. Haven't decided yet. How are you?  I'm having a glass of sangria at the moment. Cheers! :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on September 27, 2016, 05:34:22 AM
Wifelife that's so great! A lot of great things going on for you! My husband and I house hunt too.. It's so fun. Haven't found anything yet though. Hopefully if you put an offer on it and get it, it will be something nice to keep busy with. And yes AF ended yesterday.

MrsS sorry you won't get to see your husband for a while. I'm in the same boat. Having some nice me time though and really let's me focus on work which is nice.

And glad all you ladies kick back with a relaxing drink or two. I deff had my fair share of wine over the weekend.. Working on detoxing during the week lolol.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on September 27, 2016, 02:40:52 PM
I'm back home so relaxing is no go around here I'm always up and down doing shit for either my mom or sister and their always coming into my room so the relaxing doesn't work with me around here.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on September 27, 2016, 11:21:39 PM
Nkap, I LOVE house hunting. I seriously am always online looking at houses, but never really find anything that fits our needs and if I do it's usually it's crazy expensive. This one is just perfect. It's such a big decision. It's scary. But we will see what happens. I swear you and I always have so much in common. :) Glad to hear AF ended. Time for us both to start the BD.

MrsS, sorry your husband is away, that's never fun. Keep your chin up girl. :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on September 27, 2016, 11:29:03 PM
I am girl just 1 week and then he'll be home I'm so excited I found the perfect apartment in Virginia on base I'm telling you it's so freaking g beautiful. I always look at the kitchen when searching for a house if I don't like the kitchen I don't like the house lol
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on September 28, 2016, 05:22:16 AM
Kitchen is most important to me too as I like to cook! And wifelife we are constantly searching too! We have the same issue.. Too expensive or we don't like the area. But it's deff a hobby of ours.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: deziredone on September 28, 2016, 08:22:57 AM
Wifelife, oh that is great, enjoy your vacation! Fingers crossed. Buying a house is definitely a huge decision, but when you know you know. I believe everything happens for a reason. Keep us posted.

Does anyone feel fatigued during their fertile window? I feel like 3 weeks out of the month I'm constantly tired. I'm trying to find motivation to workout. Ugh!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on September 28, 2016, 05:06:15 PM
Dezire...hmm I don't notice that with myself. Usually I feel that way the few days leading up to AF.  But anything is possible! Could be the weather too (depending where you're from). The change of weather/seasons always kind of runs me down.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MommyofT on September 29, 2016, 07:37:54 AM
Y'all I got my BFP this morning I got up and took me a hcg strip test and it came bk negative well something told me to use my first response so I did and got a BFP I'm sooo excited! I'm suppose to start in 4 days so it's ok to get a positive this early right?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on September 29, 2016, 03:09:11 PM
Nkap, it's always so hard to find something everyone likes. My husband is the one who checks out the kitchen. He enjoys to cook. I not so much.

Dezi, thank you. There is lots going on right now, but it's a great way to keep busy. As for feeling fatigued I tend to off and on through out each month. The week of AF being the worse. but I do get like that off and on. I've always just chalked it up to my personality type. After a lot of socialized and keeping busy, I need time to recharge.

MommyofT, yay!!!!!! Congrats hun!! I'm so happy to hear that. Wow 4 days early. That's great. I always feel like I'll be one of those people who don't show up to weeks later. Lol. I'm so so happy for you. It's so nice to hear someone in this thread get a BFP. :)

MrsS, I bet it's a wonderful place that you guys can call home. I bet your super excited to show it to him. :) house hunting is always so much fun. i enjoy it so much.

Well ladies I'm off for the weekend. It's going to be a 3 day weekend for us. So I won't be on for a bit. I wish you all a wonderful weekend. Get lots of BD in everyone. :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on September 29, 2016, 06:33:00 PM
It is very fun house hunting I love it. I'm so excited he's excited
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: deziredone on September 29, 2016, 09:11:14 PM
Nkap you're probably right. I'm in NW Virginia and it has been raining none stop. I know work is crazy busy so it has me stressed too. I'll keep note of it, definitely going to just me time this weekend.

MommyofT congrats on the BFP. Glad to hear some good news. I too always thought it would take me weeks or a month to see BFP, gives me hope.

Wifelife, get some BD in and enjoy your vacation. Talk soon!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on September 30, 2016, 05:45:39 AM
MommyofT congrats!!! I think you're the first in our thread!!! Wishing you a happy healthy 9!! Keep us updated on all of the details!!!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: deziredone on September 30, 2016, 11:35:19 AM
Happy Friday everyone! Hope you all enjoy your weekend.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: xo.T.xo on September 30, 2016, 01:35:20 PM
Hello! I've been TTC my first for a couple months now. I got off birth control about 9 months ago and I've had pretty regular periods ever since. But for some reason AF is 25 days late! I tested at 13dpo and it was a BFN. I don't really know what to do at this point, as it wouldn't make sense that I'm pregnant at this point....... right????
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on September 30, 2016, 03:23:38 PM
Welcome xo! But I'm confused.. You tested at 13 days past ovulation and then haven't tested since then? You could very very we'll be pregnant! I would certainly take another test!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: xo.T.xo on October 01, 2016, 09:15:11 AM
Nkap
Unfortunately I woke up to AF this morning!:( Really weird how my cycle was that late. But oh well, time to move on and keep trying!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: deziredone on October 01, 2016, 11:29:26 AM
Welcome xo, I'm sorry about AF being here. It sure seems weird to be that late, but maybe your body is still adjusting to being off BC. Some of us here also use the ovia app to track more of your symptoms and also compare the length of your fertile window. I hope AF leaves soon and doesn't do much damage this month. I'm about 7 days from AF showing up, so it's the waiting game again.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: deziredone on October 03, 2016, 07:18:52 PM
Hi everyone! How was your weekend? I'm on waiting game again, 6 days from AF. Hope all is good!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on October 03, 2016, 08:48:52 PM
I'm in my fertile window back in NC to see the hubby got some BD in yesterday tomorrow is my predicted ovulation day. Won't be able to see hubby again until Wednesday hopefully he can come home for a lil bit before we are off to Virginia. I had a good weekend I'm half puerto rican so Saturday I got to go to a Spanish festival when I was a kid my Abuela would make empanadas and I haven't had that since I was a little kid so having that on Saturday and all the Spanish food my abuela makes brought back so many memories :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: deziredone on October 04, 2016, 05:01:00 AM
That's great Mrs. S, so glad you got to see the hubby. Fingers crossed! All that food sound so good. I'm Filipino so I love all types of food. I love to try all the different empanadas from all different culture, so different yet still so similar. I'm just keeping myself busy trying not to think about AF coming soon, but definitely easier said than done.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on October 04, 2016, 05:40:05 AM
Agreed lol. I am hoping this is my month but I'm not going to get my hopes up I have allot of stuff to do because my husband may have to go to Virginia right after graduation so once I get home I have packing little by little.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on October 04, 2016, 09:40:38 PM
Hi ladies! My weekend was good. Busy as usual! Not a second to myself. My week is also very busy.. Seems like I'm just busy all of the time these days! But that's probably a good thing.

MrsS sounds like you'll be pretty busy yourself.

How's everyone else doing?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on October 04, 2016, 09:50:19 PM
Oh yeah most definitely but I'm not going to be able to go home until this hurricane passes through.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on October 05, 2016, 05:14:04 AM
Oh yes.. Stay safe MrsS.

Wifelife how are you?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on October 05, 2016, 08:35:22 PM
Hi ladies. Sorry I've been MIA. I broke my phone and took forever to get it fixed! How is everyone getting along?
I'm pretty much out from go this month as we didn't do any bding, and I'm about 4 dpo now. Might be for the best. I talked to my hubby about putting off ttc a bit because of some unexpected expenses that have come up and some timing issues. He's pretty upset with me over it now though as he was really excited to have another baby. He says I'm just making excuses cause I don't want another baby, but I don't see why we need to rush into it if we might be in a better spot a few months or a year from now.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on October 06, 2016, 05:28:54 AM
Justpeachy sorry hubby is upset with you. But you're deff right. If you don't feel like you guys Are ready financially, holding off is a subset decision. He has to remember.. Having a baby is stressful in itself. Throwing financial struggles to the mix would be difficult. He will come around.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MommyofT on October 06, 2016, 08:47:08 AM
Just touching base with all y'all my first dr appointment is the 24th of this month I feel like it's so far away):
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: ARCombs25 on October 06, 2016, 10:11:39 AM
Hello:) I am also trying and keep getting my hopes up!! I try so hard not to stress about it but it's soooo hard to NOT think about it when u want a baby so bad:/ we had sex 2 days before my ovulation day and I've been having minor cramps and last night was cramping pretty good so I'm going this is the month!! I don't start my period until the 13th so having cramps like that weeks before my period is not normal but it may be my mind getting to me. But I'm praying it happens:)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on October 06, 2016, 05:50:49 PM
Hello ladies, sorry I haven't been on. I've been really sick. We went on our trip, but we got back to our room soo late that we were too tired to BD and then I got sick so unfortunately we didn't get to BD at all during my fertile week so I'm out this month. It's no biggie though.
 Nkap, sorry to hear you've been sooo busy. I'm sure it helps keep your mind occupied though so your not stressing.
 Justpeachy, sorry to hear that your holding off TTC, but you gotta do what's best for you. You gotta feel comfortable bring another life into this world and if some unexpected circumstances came up then I would hold off too.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on October 07, 2016, 05:37:32 AM
Wifelife. Good to hear from you. Sorry you've been sick. And it's ok that you didn't get bd time in. I actually think losing a month is stress relieving since you're not thinking about it much. Could be a good thing for next month!

MommyofT that is so exciting!! It will be here so fast!! So happy for you.

MrsS how are you doing with the storm?

And forgetting the name of the new member I just read, but yes our minds can and will play all sorts of tricks on us.. But you deff have a chance! Fingers crossed for you, good luck!! How long have you been trying? And how do you track ovulation?

As for me, happy it's Friday. Three day weekend for me which is much needed.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on October 07, 2016, 06:35:24 AM
Storm hasn't hit here in NC yet I won't be able to go home until either Sunday or Monday hubby went off to Virginia 30 minutes after he graduated I cried like a baby lol.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on October 07, 2016, 05:16:46 PM
Nkap, very true. We did BD this morning and according to ovia my fertile score is a 6, but I probably am too late. Oh well. Maybe if I'm lucky I'll ovulate later. If not, that's fine by me. I'm really trying to not focus on it. How's your cycle coming along? Yay for the 3 day weekend. Any plans? Hubby and I are having a relaxing weekend at home. He's going to make Mexican food tonight and BBQ tomorrow night. We've been so busy we haven't had a weekend home in awhile so we're going to enjoy every bit of it.

MrsS, stay safe. Sorry hubby had to leave, but be careful out there.

To all the new members, welcome. I love having new people join. I enjoy reading everyone's stories. Where are you in your cycle ?

MommyofT, that's so exciting. I bet these 9 months are going to fly by. I'm so happy for you. Keep us updated through out this happy journey. :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on October 08, 2016, 07:44:15 AM
Wifelife.. That's so nice that you'll have a weekend with hubby. We are also very busy every weekend and don't have much going on this weekend and I too am so excited about that. Just hanging :). And who knows, maybe you'll ovulate late. Always a chance. But good not to worry about it. I'm never sure what my cycle is doing until I reach that ewcm fertile week. Then I know in 14 days away from AF. So right now I'm not sure where I am in my cycle. The days go by so fast I can't even remember when my last cycle ended. But I'm not paying much attention to it.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Alwayssbeyou22 on October 08, 2016, 03:29:06 PM
Me and my boyfriend have decided we wanted to ttc
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: deziredone on October 08, 2016, 09:01:01 PM
Hi everyone, I've been out of town spending QT and just returned back home to cold/flu symptoms. AF is expected to be here tomorrow. I'm crossing fingers she doesn't come plus it would be miserable dealing with her and being sick.

Welcome to all those new to this forum. Hope everyone is safe and sound if you're in the areas of hurricane Matthew's path.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on October 09, 2016, 09:01:28 AM
Alwaysbeyou, that's exciting! How long have you two been together?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on October 09, 2016, 09:02:35 AM
Dezire, sometimes cold symptoms are signs of pregnancy. Fingers crossed AF doesn't show!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: deziredone on October 09, 2016, 11:07:52 AM
Nkap, thanks dear! It would be nice, fingers crossed. I hope you get to rest and enjoy the rest of your 3 day weekend!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on October 09, 2016, 11:10:50 AM
I'm probably going to be off for a bit I gotta pack for VA I got so little time to pack I'll be with the hubby in a week so I'll be happy with that how is everyone doing?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: deziredone on October 09, 2016, 12:29:58 PM
Mrs.S, have fun when you head to VA. I know it'll be great for you to see the hubby! 
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on October 09, 2016, 12:34:17 PM
It will be great I'm so excited to finally be living on my own with the hubby :) finally out of my moms house. My mom found a guy that's good for her so I'm happy that she has someone their for her. Hubby still wants to start a family when though we're going through some things but I am happy that we are financially stable to bring a baby into this world. We're still working on us but we would still love to have a bundle of joy :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on October 09, 2016, 08:28:55 PM
Hi everyone, hope you all are enjoying your weekend. My period is about 8 days away and I'm having this uncomfortable dull ache in my lower pelvis area. Not sure why. I wasn't able to BD during my fertile window and finally did on friday which is 10 days before expected period so there really should be no reason for these cramps, but at the same time I'm super irritated today. Everything is frustrating me. Lol. Idk what's going on. Early pms maybe?! Lol idk.

Nkap, I'm so glad to hear that the days are going by so fast for you. That is awesome. It's such a nice feeling to not have to worry every day about it.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: deziredone on October 09, 2016, 08:54:15 PM
Wifelife, sorry to hear you're going through some pain and mood swings. They are all symptoms of both pregnancy and pms but since you mentioned no BD until late and you're 8 days from AF it's possible that it is early pms. Hope it gets better.

I am glad that I do have Monday off for the holiday because I'm stuck sick. Nasal/chest congestion w/ bodyaches. So just resting and lots of fluids.

Mrs.S, glad you and the hubby still ttc and while you are you can work on each other what better time.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on October 09, 2016, 10:36:09 PM
Dezi, I'm also thinking its early pms. My cycle every month has gotten longer by a day. June was 28 days, July was 29 days, August was 30 days, September was 31 days, so I'm thinking this month is going to be either 31 or 32 days. I ended birth control in feb so it looks like my cycles are just now regulating maybe. Idk. I just tried to take a warm bath to soothe the discomfort in my pelvis area and I had to get out because I got light headed and felt like I was going to throw up. That never happens to me. Idk what's going on.

I'm so sorry your not feeling well. That could be an early sign. I hate getting sick. It's the worse. Drink some warm tea and get lots of rest. Hopefully you'll be back to your normal self in no time.

MrsS congrats on the new place. Let me know moving goes. I'm sure you guys are very excited. :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on October 10, 2016, 09:05:29 AM
Wifelife, that's true, your period could be regulating still. But that's a good thing! It seems it's following a similar pattern so at least you have an idea. Odd though about your current symptoms. I deff have experienced being lightheaded around the time of my period. I think on some level that is normal. Hope you feel better soon :)

MrsS good luck with the move! I know how stressful that is. But so very exciting!

This app says today is my ovulation day. Never have I ever followed that because I know it's always wrong. Except this month it seems to be pretty close. I know I'll be ovulating any day maybe even today, as my fertile window symptoms came early this month. About a week earlier. As you all know my cycles for the past three time have been about 40 days. Which is not my normal. This month it seems to have shortened a bit, finally! We will see though. This is just speculation on my part given the cm changes I see. Sorry for the tmi. Anyway, it's kind of perfect timing since my husband will be traveling mid week. I think I'll have made it past my fertile week by the time he leaves.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: deziredone on October 10, 2016, 11:16:57 AM
Wifelife, those symptoms are kind of weird. Maybe hydrate more since you felt lightheaded in the warm bath.

Well AF came this morning. I'm all bummed and was hoping the cold/flu were early signs. She even came later too. In aug 25 days, sep 24 days, and this time 27 days. I'd like to say I hope for the best but I know I definitely prepare better for the worse. I think it's easier so when it is good news then it'll be all worth it. It just sucks now that I'm dealing with AF and being sick. I'm like a zombie cause the meds really drug me up. Today is my last day off so I hope I feel somewhat better cause it's an early day for me tomorrow.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: deziredone on October 10, 2016, 11:39:57 AM
Nkap, I forgot to mention... have fun BDing. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on October 10, 2016, 01:03:10 PM
Dezire, thank you! ... Sorry to hear AF showed. I always get a little bummed too. But it passes shortly and then I look forward to the next month. It's actually funny... Every month that goes by I say to myself "I'll try harder next time, or I'll do better next month" as if I have some control over any of it haha. But it works, because at the start of every new cycle I feel like it's a fresh start and I feel very positive about it.

So I guess my point is.. Don't get so down on yourself. Next month is a new start! And at the start of every new cycle you have 100% of a chance!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on October 10, 2016, 02:18:06 PM
Nkap, that is great news that your cycle may have shortened a little this month. And like you said such perfect timing as your husband will be home for most of your fertile week. Woo!! Time to get some BD in. I'm so proud of you for staying so positive through this whole process. :)

Dezi, so sorry to hear that AF showed up. I was really crossing my fingers for you that they were early signs too, but remember our system. Treat yourself to something you couldn't if you were pregnant. I hope you start feeling better really soon. Being sick and on your period is terrible. Hopefully AF goes by fast and you can be on to your new cycle. :)

As for me, my "cramps" if that's what they are stayed consistent all night. Then around 3am I woke up bc they got worse. Husband got home from work at 4am and I was still up in very uncomfortable pain. Around 4:30am they got worse and brought me to tears. Husband wanted me to go to the ER, but being I hate doctors and the Er even more since it takes so long to get in I didn't go. I only cried for about 10 minutes and then they lightened a little. By 5am they were light enough where I could relax again and drift back asleep. Today they are back like they were all day yesterday. A dull uncomfortable ache in my uterus area. Not sure what's going on? Looks like I'll be laying around most of today.

Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on October 10, 2016, 05:13:39 PM
Ok I'm really trying not to think much of this but it is more of a pulling sensation. Like it feels like something inside is stretched out and pulled to its max. Like a muscle or something. Idk how to explain it. Idk if you guys remember or not but last month I had a really light and short period. Day one was medium flow and the other two days were very light and then it ended. Do you think that perhaps it wasn't a period? Husband is thinking maybe I should take a test to be on the safe side? I was sure it was a period, but I looked online and read that some people have a lot their first month so now idk what to do. Advice? I don't want to read anything into it.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on October 10, 2016, 05:40:18 PM
Wifelife, yes trying to stay positive, thank you! And wow about your cramps. Honestly if I were you I would test. Just to be safe. It's not like you're getting your hopes up. You are just checking to make sure. It's very very possibly you could be pregnant. Especially since the cramps having been going on for some time. Let us know what you decide. :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on October 10, 2016, 06:25:47 PM
Nkap, I can even explain how badly I'm waiting for you to say "I'm pregnant"! You deserve this so much. It really makes me happy that your cycle is shorter this month. I know how hard on you they are when they are that long.

Do you really think so? I feel so silly testing, but this is just so strange. Sorry tmi, but I just went to the bathroom and when I wiped I had a lot of discharge and it was kinda tinged brown. Not dark at all. Very light, but deff not completely clear. Im only on cd24 so this would be very early if it is my period. This really has me stressed out. I feel silly calling the doctor if I'm just starting my period. I'll feel like an idiot ya know? Ugh!!! I'm leaning towards testing bc at the very least maybe that will elimate one option of what's going on. Ugh!!!! Stressful.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on October 10, 2016, 07:51:22 PM
Took a test. Negative. So either AF is coming early or something else is going on. Hopefully the pain is gone by tomorrow.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on October 10, 2016, 08:08:18 PM
Aw, Wifelife, I hope that you get to feeling better. My body does that kind of garbage on the regular and it sucks! (My AF is due a week from today, but I started cramping and spotting Thurs.)
Nkap, I'm glad your cycle seems to have shortened up. Hopefully you'll have some luck this month!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on October 10, 2016, 08:28:15 PM
Justpeachy, aww I'm sorry yours came early. Doesn't that suck  ugh. Why can't AF just stick to a normal schedule. I'm not sure what's going on, but the pains are a lot different then normal. I guess time will tell. If it still hurts tomorrow I'll call my doctor.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on October 10, 2016, 09:00:29 PM
That's a good idea. Got to make sure you're in good health!
I wouldn't really mind if my AF wanted to just come on early and get on her way, but this spotting nonsense will most likely last the week before the real bleeding starts and that'll last another 5-7 days. She really likes me, but I don't much care for her. Lol
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on October 10, 2016, 09:06:14 PM
Oh my goodness that would be dreadful. I feel for you girl. I hope she hurry and shows up to so you can get it over with. Spotting for a week and then to have her another week is just horrible. No fun at all.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on October 10, 2016, 09:07:12 PM
Wifelife.. Darn. Really thought it could have been something. Our bodies really do some weird things. So frustrating. Sorry to have gotten you so worked up over it.

And thank you for being  my cheerleader! I so badly would love to come into this chat one day soon and tell you all I'm pregnant. I know one day it will happen. But one of us really needs to get a BFP. Our group has only had one I think! Let's get some baby dust in here!!

Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on October 10, 2016, 09:28:20 PM
Nkap, no it's ok you didn't get me worked up. I didn't think I was, but thought I should test anyways just to be safe. :)
Your welcome. We all have to have someone rooting for us. This journey is so much better having all you ladies to talk to. Your right, MommyofT is the only one so far. If I end up starting AF then I have no idea when I'm ovulating each month so I may try a month of regular BD every two days or so and then if that doesn't work I may have to buy opks just to make sure I am ovulating. We deff need some baby dust in this group!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on October 10, 2016, 09:34:36 PM
Yes MommyofT.. How are things going? Hope to hear from you soon!

Wifelife.. I've done a few months of bd'ing every two days. It's very tiring for me and kind of took the fun out of it. But your chances would deff be higher. And I agree. If I don't get my BFP soon I might have to buy opk's to check things out.  But as for now I'll remain with regular sex to hopefully cover my bases. 
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on October 10, 2016, 10:01:32 PM
That's how I feel. Like if I do it every other day it will turn into a chore. We usually BD on Friday and Saturday and maybe once through the week but not always. I don't want it to be a job. Maybe I'll buy opks sooner to check what's going on. Idk yet. lol  we will get our BFP soon. :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on October 11, 2016, 05:31:32 AM
Wifelife, three times a week should be fine, but maybe try spreading out the days to cover the weekdays too. So maybe do Mondays Wednesdays and Fridays or Saturdays. That way you never go longer than three days.  The swimmers can survive for that span of time and will always be healthy :) lol idk this is how my crazy mind thinks. I've read somewhere that after a while, sperm dies or isn't as healthy if they are not released for a while.

What's you're BD schedule like during your fertile window? You don't have to answer that if you don't want to haha.  For us I was originally keeping it to every other day. But my husband thinks that doing the bd every day during that window would be better. So now I'm trying that.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on October 11, 2016, 02:33:46 PM
Nkap, that's true. Maybe I will start trying through the week. Even just a quickie before he goes to work. Now that the holidays are coming he is working a minimum of 12 hours a night so he's been exhausted. That makes it a little harder to BD, but Im going to try.  As for during my fertile window we were doing it 3ish times, but I think every day would be much better. I agreee with your husband you should try everyday during that time and see how that works. I really don't think ovia has got my fertile window right yet though bc I never start my period the day it says so I think it's still figuring my schedule out. Idk. I'm hoping this cycle I either ovulated early or late bc I deff didn't get any BD in during that week. Not till the day after my window ended. I still have that pressure feeling in my uterus today, but so far It hasn't been painful. How close are you to your fertile window now?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: deziredone on October 11, 2016, 06:34:33 PM
Hey ladies! Today has been the longest day, still sick and had evaluations going on at work. So I'm all stressed and tired. Took more meds and finally ate for the first time today. Just no appetite.

I had to catch up on all the post. Wifelife, I'm so sorry it was BFN, I would have said the same thing to test since I remembered asking you if it might be implantation bleeding. Our bodies can be so funny acting sometimes. I hope you feel better soon.

We all need some baby dusting. Praying and fingers crossed for everyone!!!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on October 11, 2016, 11:13:38 PM
Dezi, I'm so sorry your still not feeling well. Work stress definitely can't be helping any. Im wishing you a very speedy recovery.

It's ok. I figured I wasn't, but tested to be on the safe side. I have pressure still in my uterus and again today there was a slight brown color in my discharge so I think AF is trying to come early.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on October 13, 2016, 05:42:50 PM
How is everyone doing?

I'm spotting off and on, but haven't started AF yet. I think I'll get her earlier this month. Pressure in my uterus is gone. Ready to start the weekend. :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: deziredone on October 13, 2016, 06:54:59 PM
Wifelife, glad the pressure is gone. Sucks that AF is trying to come earlier. Definitely keep track also on ovia so it can track it more accurately. I'm still sick, not as bad as the weekend but it's still here. All the meds are strong for me even non-drowsy so while I'm working I'm not taking any meds until I get home. So every morning I wake up feeling like a zombie. Im just happy the weekend is almost here so I can rest more. AF is so heavy for me right now as well. Looking forward to next week.

 How is everyone?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on October 13, 2016, 09:03:45 PM
Glad pressure is gone wifelife. Dezire sorry you're still feeling under the weather. Hoping everyone is better for the weekend.

I'm doing well husband left yesterday morning, which coincidentally was the same day my ewcm ended. Thinking my fertile period is over and I survived it while hubby was still here! Fingers crossed that I was right about when I ovulated and I get  my positive. Keeping positive to get a positive! Haha.

Wishing everyone a great weekend :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on October 13, 2016, 10:38:29 PM
Probably leaving for VA next weekend instead of this weekend AF shows up in 6 days hopefully this will be good news this month. I can't wait to see the hubby :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Brown22116 on October 13, 2016, 11:51:25 PM
Hey ladies sorry it's been awhile since I have posted I have been trying to find my post for awhile now and just found it. I hope everything is good for y'all. I am still TTC but not giving up just yet.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: deziredone on October 14, 2016, 07:48:15 AM
Nkap and Mrs.S my fingers are crossed and hoping a BFP!!! I'm here sipping on day time theraflu. I'm taking half day off and head to the clinic since it's almost been a week on this cold. Mucinex is just not cutting it.
Happy Friday to all you ladies and have a great weekend!!!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on October 14, 2016, 04:49:53 PM
Dezi, so sorry your still not feeling well. I think a visit to the doctor is a good idea. Doesn't hurt anyways. Maybe they can help you kick this cold faster. Waking up like a zombie is no fun. Praying you feel better soon dear. Sorry to hear AF is being hard on you too. Hang in there hun.

Nkap, yay!  Glad you got to BD before your fertile window was over. It was perfect timing for you. :) I love when everything works out perfect. Fingers crossed for you.

MrsS, I bet your excited to be moving. I'm happy for you. :) Sorry your missing the hubby. I hope you get to see him soon.

Brown, welcome back. TTC is such a long stressful process. We're all in this together. :)

AF showed up for me today, but I'm actually happy about it bc today is Cd 28 and my last two cycles were 31 days so maybe it's going back to normal or trying to regulate some. Hope you all have a lovely Friday and enjoy your weekend.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: deziredone on October 14, 2016, 06:47:33 PM
Wifelife, thanks dear! At least I have the weekend to rest. Fortunately, today AF is light at cd5 so I'm good with that. I'm glad to hear your cycle is looking like it's becoming regular. Hope AF isn't too bad and then time to get back into trying. Yay!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on October 14, 2016, 07:55:42 PM
I am most definitely excited I am leaving this Sunday instead of next weekend so I'm happy about that. I will be in VA Monday morning at 5:30 :) I'm so excited
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: deziredone on October 15, 2016, 11:50:45 AM
Mrs.S so happy and excited for you. Save travels and some baby dusting your way!!!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on October 15, 2016, 11:54:49 AM
Thank you girl you as. Well I have really bad pressure on my back though it's been hurting since yesterday not counting this as symptoms whatsoever it just hurts like a bitch
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Brown22116 on October 15, 2016, 02:30:28 PM
Thank you wife life it has been very stressful and emotional for my husband and I
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Brown22116 on October 15, 2016, 07:28:59 PM
Any of you ladies have period symptoms that exactly like pregnancy symptoms??  If so how can you tell the difference between pregnancy and period????
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on October 15, 2016, 07:42:33 PM
I don't think anyone can lol
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Brown22116 on October 15, 2016, 07:47:54 PM
Well dang lol. Cause every month I think maybe it's actually possible this month and then AF shows up and it like sike not this month sweetie lol.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on October 15, 2016, 09:42:16 PM
I agree lol
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Brown22116 on October 15, 2016, 09:50:14 PM
It sucks!!!!!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on October 16, 2016, 08:26:02 PM
Hiii ladies.
Dezi, how are you feeling? Hopefully better. I hope you got lots of rest this weekend.

Nkap, how's everything going with you? I hope you enjoyed your weekend.

MrsS, I'm excited for you. You'll be there by tomorrow. Yay! Travel safe girl.

Brown, im sorry it's been hard on you and your hubby. We all understand. We're in the same boat. Some times are harder then others, but we all try to remain positive.

AF hasn't been too bad. The first day was heavy, but the second and third day have been light. I'm pretty sure she'll be gone tomorrow. My pms symptoms have been horrible, but I guess it's ok since AF was light. Haha. Back to trying very soon. We're gonna aim for every other day and see how that goes.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Brown22116 on October 16, 2016, 09:34:41 PM
Thank you!!! Fingers crossed that AF does NOT show up for me this month. But good luck for next mont of no AF hopefully it works out for you!!!!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on October 17, 2016, 02:55:54 AM
AF shows up in 2 days I think either my period showed up extra early or it was implantation I'm not 100% sure I will wait til AF I am in VA now hopefully I get to see the hubby tonight :) I'm so excited
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on October 17, 2016, 05:31:34 AM
Hi ladies I'm doing well!

Wifelife, glad AF was short and easy on you.  And I think trying every other day is good. Deff betters your chances. Good luck!

Dezire hopefully you're feeling better and well rested. I forget.. Where are you in your cycle?

MrsS that's so nice that you get to see hubby again. Hope the move wasn't too stressful.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on October 17, 2016, 09:50:49 PM
It was horrible I had four bags one sea bag one trash bag one duffel bag and my pink bag that I used in middle school along with my body pillow and blanket I had allot of stuff to carry luckily I had help from people AF showed her ugly face but surprisingly my period cramps have not come they're there but I'm not sitting in a ball crying like I normally do
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: deziredone on October 18, 2016, 06:43:24 AM
Hey ladies! I'm feeling much better, got some much needed rest over the weekend. The meds were super strong that it took 48 hours for it to be out of my system. So today I'm feeling myself again and not zombie like. Thank you all for your thoughts.

Wifelife, glad AF wasn't too bad. Good idea on trying every other day. Baby dust your way!

Nkap, I'm on cd9 so it's almost that time. I'm currently on a work trip so I hope I don't miss my window this month when I get back on Thursday. I'll only have a few days to try so fingers crossed.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Brown22116 on October 18, 2016, 01:42:30 PM
AF showed up late last night. So I just called doctor to get an appointment set up to see if my tubes are clogged up and we will go from there. So I'm hoping everything will get fixed so we can have a miracle baby. I hope all is going well for everyone and good luck with the baby maken :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on October 19, 2016, 05:39:35 AM
Dezire... So close you are! How long will you be away for? Hopefully you don't miss the window.

Brown.. Sorry about AF. It's always a good idea to visit the doctor just to make sure things are working the way they are supposed to. That will be my next step as well I suppose.

Wifelife you're onto your fertile window soon too, right?

I'm still over here on idk what cycle day. I'd have to look at my calendar but in trying to refrain from that. My week has been really stressful at work. I'm sure that works against me. But I really have just been focused on work. I suppose that could be both good and bad. Hubby things AF is on her way for me because I'm "cranky" lol. I'm not sure if I was cranky just because of my stressful day I had or because he might be right. Time will tell. Anyway, hope everyone is having a good week.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Brown22116 on October 19, 2016, 05:53:21 PM
I go to doctor on Tuesday have to be there at 11 AM to get a HSG done so I'm hoping that goes well.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on October 19, 2016, 07:42:40 PM
Desire, so happy to hear that you are feeling much better. That's never fun. Your so close to your fertile window now. Hopefully you'll be home in time to get some BD in. :)

Brown, happy to hear you have a doctor appointment set up. It doesn't hurt to get everything checked out.

Nkap, I'm sure you staying busy is going to help. It deff reduces stress of TTC. I hope it all works in your favor. I know all stress is bad, but I feel like every day stress is much better then stressing on getting pregnant. Are you planning on going to the doctor soon too?

I am on cd 6 and we made sure to start BDing today. I know it's still early, but since my period has been jumping around I want to try to make sure to catch it when I'm ovulating and there's no way to know the exact day when AF is all over the place. Lol. So we are aiming for every other day until close to AF is due. Really hoping this helps. For some reason this past week I have been wanting to be pregnant more then ever before. Idk why. Maybe because my husband googled the average age for people to live and my parents are close to that age. It kinda freaked me out. I want them to meet their grandchildren and they don't have any yet. Hope all is going well for you ladies.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on October 19, 2016, 11:40:52 PM
Bleeding has completely stopped it was very short. It went from heavy to completely nothing in 2 days taking a test tomorrow to see
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on October 20, 2016, 05:40:45 AM
Aww wifelife. I understand that. Everyone wants their parents to meet their grandchildren and grandparents to meet their great grandchildren. That would be really sweet. But I know it will happen. It's still early in our ttc days. Everyone always says it could take up to two years for a healthy couple to conceive. I never ever in a million years would have thought it could take that long, but this is month 7 for me. I'm inching my way there and I'm so surprised. My mom conceived her children on the first and second tries so I always assumed I would follow in her footsteps. So needless to say, I've had to drop the idea of fainf pregnant quickly and reset my mind to thinking I'm in this for the long hall. I'm deff very busy these days with work and I think that helps a lot. I'm with you though, and really would love a baby on the way. It's also hard to know that after conception there is long nine months of waiting.. Haha. I always felt that was an unreasonable amount of time to wait for the best gift ever. But worth the wait :). Our time will come, stay positive wiflife, and everyone else patiently waiting.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on October 20, 2016, 11:18:38 PM
Thanks Nkap. I have moments like that sometimes. I'm feeling better about it today and your post reminded me that we have to stay positive. This is only my 4th cycle so it's not like I've been trying for long. I always thought I would get pregnant on the first or second try since soooooo many people get pregnant on accident. Thank you for your positivity. Our time will come when it's the right time. All we can do is wait and keep trying. Your right, 9 months is a long time to wait to get the best gift. I've heard it goes by fast tho. I hope that's true. Fingers crossed for all of us waiting for our turn. :) enjoy your weekend girls.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on October 21, 2016, 05:28:26 AM
Glad you're staying positive :) I know right now it feels impossible, but look around And you'll see just how possible it is. I know it will work out.

Today I woke up feeling crampy. I have anywhere from 4-6 days before AF. I think this happened last month too though. Also I woke up from a dream that I was putting finishing touches on a nursery for a baby girl. Trying to make that a reality haha

MrsS. You're going to test? Usually a day of heavy bleeding wouldn't be considered implantation but everyone is different. Hope you're not buying those crazy expensive tests lol. Either way, good luck.

Wishing everyone a nice weekend.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on October 21, 2016, 01:09:59 PM
Your right Nkap. It is very possible. Our time will come. I know it. :) Sorry you woke up feeling cramps. Hopefully that's a good sign and not AF coming. What a wonderful dream. I love when I have those. For some reason they help me when I'm feeling down. I hope you get to experience that very soon. Sending baby dust your way. :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on October 22, 2016, 07:40:14 AM
Thank you wifelife :) I hope so too. Have a good weekend!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: deziredone on October 22, 2016, 07:21:35 PM
Hi ladies! I had to catch up on the post and just the love the positivity Wifelife and Nkap! It's been 4 months for me to on ttc and I know we put so much pressure, but I absolutely agree and believe that everything happens for a reason. Our time will come when it's time for each of us. Work has me busy as well so I'll take it as a good thing to keep my mind off of ttc. I'm on cd13 and definitely did some BD so I just hope I didnt miss my chance this month and can only hope for the best. Ovia says I'm at a fertility score of 10 so fingered crossed. I'm definitely tracking better to hopeful find accuracy and consistency.

Nkap, how are you feeling now? Hoping it's good news instead of AF.

Ladies, baby dusting and positive vibes to all!!!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on October 23, 2016, 08:08:50 AM
Hey dezire! That day was a random few hours of feeling crampy. My stomach was a little off that day so maybe that was the culprit. Since then I've felt fine. A little lightheaded at times is all. AF due any day. Either tomorrow or Tuesday at the latest I would think. As per usual I think I'm out this month, as I'm seeing my usual symptoms. Nothing out of the ordinary. But I'm still hopeful. Hope you're all enjoying the weekend.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on October 23, 2016, 06:13:42 PM
Hi ladies.
Dezire, it will deff happen for all of us. Just takes time and patience. We will each get our gift at the right time for us. :) I'm only a few days behind you. I'm on cd10. My fertile week starts tomorrow, but we have been BDing on a regular basis just to cover all basis since my period has been different the past few months.

Nkap, glad the cramps went away. That's good to hear. Any new symptoms or are they all like your regular AF symptoms? Either way I'm still sending baby dust your way.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: deziredone on October 23, 2016, 07:53:57 PM
Nkap glad you're feeling better. Is lightheaded a usual pms symptom? I'm really hoping AF doesn't come for you. Sending some baby dust your way.

Wifelife excited for you and all the bding you're getting in.

Today I have a major headache, been trying to hydrate more and now I have a ice pack on my head lol. I've just been feeling off today, more emotional than usual. I hope with work tomorrow my mind can be distracted.

How have all the other ladies been doing???Hope everyone has a good week!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on October 23, 2016, 10:59:19 PM
Took a test it came out neg. But peed in the afternoon and not in the morning. My diaphragm is hurting like crazy tho. It hurts to sit up cough laugh and even move a little.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on October 24, 2016, 05:32:10 AM
Dez yes usually I'll get some light headed ness. I think it's heightened because this is also a big allergy season for me. I get a lot of headaches. So I would never count it as a symptom. And yes, wifelife. Seeing all of my usual AF symptoms. Which aren't many but nothing screams pregnancy at me lol. Hate these last few days before AF. They are always filled with so much hope followed by so much disappointment. Trying to prepare myself.

Wifelife enjoy your fertile week! Somehow our cycles aren't close anymore lol. Glad you started bd early this cycle. That can only help your chances! Keep up the good work!

MrsS. Sorry about the negative. Your other symptoms I have never experienced. What do you think that could be from?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on October 24, 2016, 05:51:45 PM
Ladies.. You'll never imagine how impatient I am right now. AF (according to what I usually feel) should be here today.. Latest tomorrow. I'm literally pacing around waiting for it to arrive so I can get the whole emotional aspect of it over with. I can't seem to keep myself busy with anything at home to keep my mind off of it. Idk why I feel so anxious. I hate the last days of TWW. Sorry, needed to vent. Rant over. Thanks for listening. Haha.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on October 24, 2016, 08:01:18 PM
Oh, Nkap! That sounds intense. Crossing my fingers for you that she won't show, and you get your bfp!

Kind of embarrassed to admit I've decided my husband was right about me overreacting in putting off ttc, so we are back to trying this month.

Hope all of you ladies are doing well!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on October 24, 2016, 08:15:59 PM
Good for you just peachy! Best of luck on the continuation of your journey. And thanks for the well wishes. I'm hoping the same but I'm feeling the way I do every month. Which is not much! Hah. Just swollen and slightly sore breasts. Everything else is normal. I'm pretty cranky right now but I'm convinced I made myself that way because I'm literally sitting around waiting for AF to show. I've managed to calm down a bit. Planning on going to sleep early to put my mind at ease at bit.

So where are you in your cycle just peachy?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on October 24, 2016, 08:51:32 PM
Thanks, Nkap. I am just starting my fertile week. Hubby is out camping, but he should be back in time unless I ovulate really early this cycle.
I wouldn't count yourself out for feeling just like you do every other month. In my limited experience being pregnant feels just like starting your period. Lol. Sending lots of baby dust and crossing fingers and toes for you as you wait out the last few hours/days.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: deziredone on October 24, 2016, 09:34:12 PM
Nkap oh man I'm so anxious for you too! It's maybe a good thing you going to bed early. Rest is never a bad thing. I'm crossing fingers that tomorrow will be good news so you can test and get that BFP!

I think my mind is playing tricks on me lol. I feel these little waves of movement and I know it's all to early to have symptoms but I just can't help and hope.

Mrs. S, sorry for the bfn. Maybe try testing in the morning if AF doesn't show up.

Just peachy, great news! Sending some baby dust your way!

Have a great night to all!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on October 24, 2016, 11:26:59 PM
Nkap, I know. My cycle switched up on me so much that now we're not synced. :( oh my goodness now you have me soooo anxious for you. Nothing wrong with getting anxious sometimes. We can't expect to always feel so relaxed about the whole process. Don't count yourself out just yet. When are you planning on testing? Ahh I can't wait to hear what happens. Lots of baby dust.

Dezire, I hope your head ache has gone away. I've had a head ache every day for like a week. I'm convinced it's bc allergies. I always suffer with bad allergies. I know what you mean about it the twinges. That month I had a weird period that started late I was sooooo convinced I was pregnant. Sending baby dust your way too.

Justpeachy, welcome back. Our cycles are close together. I checked ovia today and I should be entering my fertile week on Wednesday. I'm on cd 11. Gotta love it when our husbands prove us right. Haha.

MrsS, sorry for the bfn. I would think you just had a weird period this past cycle. I've had a couple too. It happens. Remain positive girl. 
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on October 25, 2016, 05:17:15 AM
Thanks girls for all your positivity!! It's still really early in the day. If AF doesn't show at all today ill test tomorrow with fmu.

Just peachy, that makes me feel more confident! I really don't know what I feel though. I'm not crampy yet. Sometimes I only start cramping after my period has started full force. Other times I get slight cramping just before starting. Ugh don't know what to think! It's a good thing I have the work day to keep me occupied lol

I'll keep you ladies posted later as to what happens
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on October 25, 2016, 11:29:13 AM
Thank, ladies! I'm excited to be back.
Nkap, definitely keep us updated. I think we are all anxious to know how it turns out for you and hopeful for some good news!
Wifelife, our cycles are pretty close. I think I'm on cd 9. I expect I'll ovulate this weekend.
Desire, you most likely wouldn't feel any movement from a pregnancy until you get into the second trimester, so I would definitely put that down to mind tricks. Doesn't mean you can't be hopeful though! :-)
Mrs. S, how are you feeling? I hope the pains you were having have subsided.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Brown22116 on October 25, 2016, 01:04:40 PM
So doctor went well everything is clear and she wants to start me on clomid. Has anyone done clomid if so feel free to tell me about it. :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Jeysy velez on October 25, 2016, 01:22:38 PM
Hi! I been trying to conceive #4 for 10 months now, I'm 5 days late and I took 2 test on my expected period Friday and also Saturday and both negative so I'm afraid it may be negative again so I'm just here waiting for something to happen hahaha... waiting for AF to arrive sense I been having little cramps here and there but nothing yet! Baby dust to all of you!!!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on October 25, 2016, 09:38:26 PM
Nkap, how's everything going? My fingers are crossed for good news. I've been sooo grumpy today. No idea why, but I have just wanted to be left alone all day. Just one of those days I guess.

Justpeachy, yay - cycle buddies. Pretty sure I'll be ovulating this weekend too.

Brown, that's great that everything looked good and they are starting you on clomid. I've heard a lot of positive stories about it.

Jeyse, welcome to the group. Ahh 5 days late I'd be going nuts. Maybe wait a few more days and test again. Sending baby dust your way. I'm TTC our first. I'm on our 4th cycle trying. :)

Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Jeysy velez on October 25, 2016, 10:04:27 PM
Thank you!  I'm just to scared to get disappointed again with another BFN.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on October 26, 2016, 05:18:07 AM
Hey ladies. AF showed up mid day yesterday. Made it through thr work day without her and bam, there she was. Really thought I made it this time. Hate getting my hopes up. But thankfully I was at work and couldn't get too upset. By the time I got home I was over it. At this point I might get doctors involved. I'm moving into month 8 now. I guess I should check if tubes aren't clogged. I've had everything else checked in the past. Might have hubby checked too just to be safe.

Welcome new comers and good luck!!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on October 26, 2016, 05:21:27 AM
Brown.. Why are they suggesting Clomid? Idk a whole lot about it but I thought it was to make you ovulate? Aren't you ovulating? And I know a little bit about its potential to cause multiple births!! Correct me if I'm wrong.. My info isn't from my own research just hearsay from others. Either way.. Glad everything is good!!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on October 26, 2016, 11:18:19 AM
Oh no! I'm sorry, Nkap. I thought usually the drs want you to try for a year before they do tests? I can't see what it would hurt though.
Brown, I'm glad your testingcame back all good. I don't really know anything about Clomid, but hope it works out.
Jeysy, welcome! Maybe wait till this weekend and try testing again if AF still hasn't shown? Hopefully by then you will be able to get a positive and if not then maybe it's just an off cycle.
I woke up feeling crampy this morning, which always happens to me around ovulation. Hoping I don't o early while my hubby is still away...
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Crystalmikayla on October 26, 2016, 12:15:33 PM
Hi ladies! I've been reading y'alls posts for a couple days now and finally decided to join in. We've been ttc for 2 months now and AF showed up today, much to our disappointment. I really love all of the positivity y'all have.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Brown22116 on October 26, 2016, 02:16:15 PM
Wifelife thank you I have heard a lot of good stuff about it too.
Nkap yes ma'am I am ovulating and fertile. She is putting me on it to help us. I honestly can't remember but she wants to put me on it to boost something up can't remember the word she used I was just glade that the HSG test was done with because for me it was kind of painful. I have also heard from other people's experience that it can cause multiples. Which I know it's weird but I wouldn't mind haven twins I know it is double the work and all that but I wouldn't mind as long as I can have at least one healthy baby I will perfectly fine lol.
Thank y'all for the kind responses :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Brown22116 on October 26, 2016, 02:17:33 PM
 Justpeachy thank you I'm hoping it works as well.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: deziredone on October 26, 2016, 05:05:09 PM
Nkap I'm sorry that AF showed up but glad that work distracted you a bit. I was really wanting some good news. I hope AF won't be a pain for you this month. I don't think it ever hurts to see the doctor along with the hubbie.  I don't plan on seeing a doctor until I've tried an entire year.

jeysey welcome! If AF doesn't show up by the end of the week, I would retake and if it's still a Bfn and AF doesn't show up I'd see your doctor to get a blood test. Sometimes hpt can be a bfn but then when a blood test is done it'll come out to BFP if you are pregnant.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: deziredone on October 26, 2016, 05:12:54 PM
Brown I'm glad every was good and keep us posted how the Clomid works for you and symptoms. Never tried it or know much about it.

Crystal, welcome! Glad you joined us. I know there are so many blog post but I too felt so comfortable with this post. The ladies are a great support system and so much positivity.

Wifelife/justpeachy, enjoy the bding.

Baby dust to all!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on October 26, 2016, 05:49:06 PM
Welcome crystal! Happy to hAve you!

Brown, I would clarify a bit more before going on Clomid. If your test came out fine then nothing stands In your way except for time. But if it's for getting some numbers up, that's a different story!

Just peachy, yes you're right it's a year before allowed to get tested. But I'll tell a little white lie to get results right now lol. It's not that far off. So if I find that god forbid my tubes are clogged I can at least start tackling the problem now.

AF isn't too bad so far. Hoping it ends quickly
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on October 26, 2016, 08:18:24 PM
Nkap, I'm so sorry that AF has showed. Such a bummer. Hang in there girl. I don't think there is anything wrong with telling a little white lie just to get everything checked out. At the very least it will give you piece of mind. I know how you feel.
Just peachy, hopefully hubby gets home in time. :) happy BDing.
Brown, i know what you mean about having twins bc I too want them. I have wanted twins for as long as I can remember. Everyone has always told me I was crazy, but I would love it.
Crystal, welcome to the group. There is an amazing group of woman in the post and we are all very supportive of each other. We are all here for eachother.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Jeysy velez on October 26, 2016, 09:05:07 PM
I went to the clinic today and got another BFN so I'm calling my dr tomorrow for a blood test. Thank you!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: deziredone on October 26, 2016, 11:24:24 PM
Jeysy, fingers crossed for you! Hoping for a BFP!

My fertile window is over so on to the waiting game.

Nkap, glad AF isn't too bad. Hope it ends quickly for you too! Keep us posted when you get checked, hope everything is good and if not we are all here for you morale support!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on October 27, 2016, 01:13:14 AM
Hi ladies,   
Decided to come on board after being encouraged by you all the last few weeks.    Been Tcc for 4 months, tracking for the last two, with O kits.  Gyno is getting blood tests done this month. It's #3 for me but 1st with my partner.   
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on October 27, 2016, 05:27:13 AM
Thank you everyone :) you're support is appreciated!!

welcome dutchie. Best of luck conceiving miracle number 3. So exciting. How do you like using opk's? I thought about using them myself. I'm moving into month 8. Guess it would be good to know if im ovulating haha. Do you feel like they make you stressed? That's my worry.
Also I'm glad to have another member who's already been through pregnancy. Will be helpful for us newbies who don't know what to expect.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on October 27, 2016, 06:28:26 AM
Hi Nkap,
I used clear blue for the first time last month and was easy, a simple pee test each morning.    I wanted to see how accurate the ap was and was happy with it.      As I've hit my 40's don't have time on my side and thought it can't hurt, they are about $40 odd dollars per set of tests.      And just wanted to make sure I was ovulating, more a peace of mind.    I only get a new kit once, sorry forgot abbreviation A? Appears which did
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on October 27, 2016, 06:54:52 AM
18 more days for AF to show her ugly face. I just want her to come and get this done and over with already so hubby and I can try again. We're in our 4th month as well Halloween will actually be 5 months trying. I'm staying in Halloween night not getting attacked by those pshyco clowns lol. How is everyone doing?
Dutchie and jeysey welcome to the group these lovely ladies are amazing we're all here for each other baby dust to us all!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Brown22116 on October 27, 2016, 10:21:49 AM
Thank you I will keep y'all updated I have to call next month when I start my period to get the meds.
Nkap yes ma'am it is to help get some numbers up for a better chance.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Jeysy velez on October 27, 2016, 10:23:46 AM
Update: so today me and my husband had sex and right after I went to the restroom and saw a little bit of blood, sense my period is late I thought it was my period so I put a pad on but nope my pad it's clean I had a brown discharge but it was super light not even strong enough like a period, I clean my self again and there's nothing on the toilet paper. I'm sooo confused like is AF here or what is this?? My period is 7 days late
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Crystalmikayla on October 27, 2016, 11:33:57 AM
Jeysy I've heard of people getting false BFNs even after a missed period. I would get blood work to be sure just in case your HCG levels are too low. Good luck!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on October 27, 2016, 05:45:13 PM
Wow I love to see all these new members. Welcome ladies. It's nice to have a mix of experienced and newbies to TTC. I'm happy to have all of you apart of our group. :) I'm currently in my fertile week. On fertile day two. its really raining hard here so makes for perfect BD weather. ;p
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on October 27, 2016, 06:39:08 PM
Justpeachy, I have a question for you. If you don't mind me asking. You don't have to answer if you don't want. But I remember you saying your husband is a big hunter. Does he dip/chew? What's your opinion on it?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on October 27, 2016, 07:34:26 PM
Wifelife, I don't mind at all. Yes, he does. I hate it. He quit while we were dating, but couldn't ever get off that nicotine gum and eventually switched back to tobacco. I thought he was still off when we conceived our first baby, but found out just after he'd been back to chewingfor 6 months! He's tried to quit a couple more times, especially once we started talking about trying for a second baby because that stuff can cause lower fertility and potentially ups the risk of my having a miscarriage, but he hasn't been able to quit. He also drinks more than he should (also bad for the swimmers), and I haven't had any luck getting him to quit that either, but he has cut back on both habits a bit.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on October 27, 2016, 09:47:21 PM
Justpeachy, I  didn't want to intrude or anything. :) I was asking because my husband use to chew. He quit about 3 years ago. Lately, he has been begging me to let him start back up. He said he wants to so bad, but wont do it unless I give the ok. He's been bringing it up everyday and I'm getting weak. Lol Just trying to decide whether to let him or not. He's very curtious about it. Doesn't leave spitters laying around and doesn't do it all day long. Mainly at work, working in the yard. Stuff like that. I do find the ring in the pocket attractive and the way they hold their lip. (I'm a sucker for country) lol. But I know it's bad for him. At the same time, I hate telling him he can't do something when he's an adult. But he's very respectful to how I feel. Ugh Idk what to do. He also drinks more then he should. I swear, hunting, chewing, and drinking comes with the territory of a country boy. Haha. He has also cut back on his drinking. I'm really proud of him bc he has cut back a lot while TTC. He has one or two after work and even on the weekends he has cut back significantly.

At least your husband has cut back. He's at least trying. I would so much rather him do it and I know about it then do it behind my back ya know? He says he would never do it behind my back, but I don't want that to end up happening if he were to cave for some reason. I feel like that would be a bigger deal then me just allowing it. Idk what to do. He says he could always quit again if it causes problems. Last time he quit cold turkey bc he said he doesn't need it, he just really enjoys it.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on October 27, 2016, 10:17:18 PM
There is way more nicotine in chew than in cigarettes, so it's way more addictive. Maybe you can make a deal with him to hold off till after you conceive at least. For men lifestyle is most important for their fertility because they make sperm every day, so you don't want him starting up bad habits while your trying to make a baby. There are lots of good reasons to stay quit like his health and insurance costs, not to mention the cost of buying tobacco all the time, but he's an adult and I would say let him do what he wants if that's what he really wants. You don't want to try and control him, and I totally agree that it's worse if he does it behind your back cause that's what happened to me and I really wasn't mad that he started it again (like I said he's an adult and can do what he wants) but I was really hurt/disappointed/upset he'd been "lying" to me about it for 6 months
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on October 27, 2016, 10:20:21 PM
Also, it's awesome he at least doesn't leave his spit bottles around. My hubby leaves them in the car with no lids on all the time, and our son has gotten into them twice
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on October 28, 2016, 01:21:22 AM
Justpeachy, that's a good idea about asking him to hold off till we conceive. I don't really mind him doing it, but don't want it to interfere with us getting pregnant. Your story about your husband hiding it is how I feel. I don't really care that much and I'd be really hurt if he hid it from me. That would be a bigger deal for sure. I know he says he won't, but all the guys at work are always trying to get him to take one from their tin and make fun of him that he won't. Stupid boys! I don't want to control him so it's prob best if I make a deal with him. He always rinses his mouth after thankfully. I worry about his health more then he does. He's always telling me I worry to much, but I want him around a long time. Lol Omg I would die if my child or my handicap sis got ahold of one of his spit bottles. I don't know how you do it girl. Id freak out on him. I would throw away all of his tins for sure. Hahaha Thank you for the advice hun and sharing your story. :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on October 28, 2016, 05:42:29 AM
Jeysey.. Yes agreed. Some people claim not to get a BFP until well after their missed period. Maybe you fall into that category? That would be some pretty great news! I would ask for a blood test for sure. At this point  full period never showed up and you're still late. Unless you ovulated much later than you thought and your period isn't actually late yet. Either way, I would try testing again and phoning in for some blood work.

Wifelife- yay! Hope fertile week is going as you Planned
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on October 28, 2016, 08:30:36 AM
Wifelife, no problem at all. I'm happy to help if I can. :-) Your guy sounds like he's pretty forthcoming. He's already been discussing it with you. I bet he'll let you know if he does pick it up again especially if you let him know you won't be mad.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on October 28, 2016, 03:10:49 PM
Nkap, how's AF coming along? I hope it hasn't been too hard on you. My fertile week is going good so far. We've BDed every other day since getting off my period. Not sure if it's right, but ovia says I should ovulate tomorrow so we are going to make sure to BD tonight, tomorrow, and Sunday. Then back to every other day till AF comes. Are you going to try BDing every day in your fertile week this cycle?

Justpeachy, he's pretty good about being honest with me. I just want to make sure it stays that way. Lol Hope your able to get some BD in during your fertile window. :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on October 28, 2016, 03:30:48 PM
Pretty sure I ovulated this morning, and hubby just got home. Might be too late, but I guess we'll find out. :-)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on October 28, 2016, 04:02:01 PM
Aww man. Well it doesn't hurt to try. :) fingers crossed for you.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on October 28, 2016, 05:06:26 PM
Thanks. :-) back at ya! Sounds like y'all have been gettin' it done. Lol. Hopefully it'll pay off!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on October 28, 2016, 06:11:47 PM
Hi wildlife,
Just a query,  you mentioned BDing every other day in fertile window and every day when ovulated for 2 or 3 days.    I am now in my fertile window according to the ap and due to O next Sunday, last month according to my opk I O on the Saturday.    Just wanting to BD on the right days
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on October 28, 2016, 10:57:43 PM
Justpeachy, haha thanks we've been trying. Working hard this month. Lol

Dutchie, I'm not really sure when I ovulate because I don't use opks and I don't temp either. This month we've just tried a new approach and tried to BD every other day so hopefully we catch it whenever it happens.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on October 29, 2016, 07:50:49 AM
Wifelife.. AF was not bad at all. She's on her way out and you best believe we will be BD as soon as she's over. Last cycle we did every day of our fertile week. Clearly somehow that didn't work lol. But not giving up. We will do the same this month. In addition, hubby is on board with us going for some tests. If I find the time I'm certainly going to look into that.

And dutchie, sorry to butt into your convo with wifelife haha but the recommendations I've heard from my doctor in the past are to make sure you're having regular sex, every other day, to make sure you're covering your bases for when you ovulate. Since sperm can live inside for a few days, it will assure that some swimmers are always waiting for you to ovulate.

I always keep that in mind during our fertile week, and that's why my hopes are always so high. I can never understand how one little swimmer isn't catching the egg since we follow that rule.

Anyway, AF should be over completely on Monday. Looking a forward to starting fresh this month.

Wifelife, glad you got some good quality bd time in during your window!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on October 30, 2016, 03:17:26 AM
Hi Nkap,   Don't mind you joining in.   Am about to hit fertile few days, guessing Tues and peak Sun, and last month think I missed the window.    Have heard to BD every 2nd day.   Have BDing every day so not to miss.  Having a blood test tomorrow ☹️
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on October 30, 2016, 04:33:06 PM
Nkap, glad to hear it wasn't too bad and she's almost gone. That's great that your hubby is on board. It doesn't hurt to get it checked out ya know? Like I said before at least it will provide some peace of mind if you find out everything is ok. I'm going to stick with the BDing like I've done this cycle. I think it'll give us the best chance.

Dutchie, glad to hear your getting plenty of BD in. Hope the blood test goes well. I hate getting them. :(

As for me, I wasn't able to BD All 3 days surrounding ovulation like we had planned. Saturday we went to a friends birthday and by the time we got home we were way to exhausted to even try to BD so we decided not to. We did get to on Friday and again today, Sunday so we've been able to keep with our every other day plan. Going to continue every other day until AF shows up just in case I ovulate late. Hoping it works out for us. Baby dust to all of you wonderful ladies.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on October 30, 2016, 07:09:36 PM
Today and yesterday has been a really good day yesterday went to Virginia beach played laser tag and putt putt with the hubby walked around saw an arcade and won almost 2,000 tickets. Today we went and ate and got tattoos. Period starts in 2 weeks so hopefully we got it this month
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on October 31, 2016, 05:41:10 AM
Happy Monday and Halloween ladies! Hope everyone had a good weekend. Mine was great. Nice quality time with my husband and finally back to bd yesterday.

Wifelife, even though bd didn't go as planned it sounds like you still covered your bases. And good thing you plan to continue in case you ovulate late.

Not sure how I plan to approach this cycle. Husband thinks bd ing every day is the way to go, haha. I told him there is no way I could keep up with that. And he couldnt either. It's too much work and takes the fun out of it. Plus, contrary to wHat he thinks, I've only heard that that could hurt your chances as it depletes your sperm. Not sure what to believe anymore lol. So I guess I'll stick to every other day again and hope that someday soon that method works. Both of us are getting antsy now.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: csayamath on October 31, 2016, 02:38:15 PM
Hey guys! I apologize ahead for the long novel I'm about to type.. I'm kinda new to this discussion page. I've actually been reading and following you all, not to sound like im creeping or anything. My husband and I have actually been TTC the last three months. First month I did a few HPT and they all came out with BFP. About four days later I started bleeding pretty heavily. I read that some heavy bleeding can be normal since it varies from women to women. The bleeding stopped after a couple days. I retested and it turned out to be BFN. I was disappoint. I didn't think anything of it and I didn't have any symptoms of pregnancy so we decided to move on and try again the next month. Next month comes, ends up just being AF due to the fact that we weren't really trying all that hard. We both worked long, hard, and stressful hours so it wasn't a "priority." This month has been a bit more calm. So we tried again this month. About five days ago, I tested and got a positive. Slightly faint, but positive. The day after I tested I had very little brownish spotting. In my head I'm thinking "oh yeah I think I'm pregnant for sure." Well.. today, I went to go use the bathroom first thing in the morning only to find that I am bleeding heavily again like the first month we tried. Slight cramping and all as well. I have tender breasts, dizziness, fatigue, and a little sick but still can't help but start to feel a little discouraged. I know I gotta be optimistic about all this and stay positive. So I'm reaching out to you guys. I don't know if anyone else has dealt with the same situation but if any of you have some advice or experiences that they'd like to share, I'd really appreciate it. I love reading about how everyone is doing.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on October 31, 2016, 04:06:28 PM
Hi ladies,

I have been reading this thread for a couple of weeks (getting me through the dreaded 2ww) and thought I would finally post, esp to reply to Csayamath.
I was pregnant earlier this year which ended up being ectopic. Without going into too much detail, the day I got my BFP I was already bleeding and cramping and when I went to the dr, she sent me straight to hospital. I def don't want to alarm you, it could be very different in your case but if you are still getting a BFP and bleeding like you say, plus cramping and dizziness etc you might want to see your dr to check that everything is ok. Xo

As for me, I'm on CD 33, no AF yet and still bfn so I'll just keep waiting!

Baby dust to you all! This can be such a long and confusing journey so it's great to have such supportive people around you xo
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on October 31, 2016, 04:07:22 PM
Hi Nkap, have you tried to use the opk?   This is my second month using and gives you a 6 day window of fertility, rather than assuming straight after af.    I got my flashing smiling face this morning and should be there for the next 4 days before I get my solid which states O.    Rather encouraged this month especially with the blood tests this month as the bloods will confirm the opk is accurate.   It may also take the pressure of you both if you know that you are in high and peak fertility.
Csayamath, do you test after your AF is due?     If so maybe see a doc and explain what's happening.     I know that certain hormones increase naturally at the end of cycle.   That would be really discouraging.    Maybe if you are testing before af, wait till after.   
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: csayamath on October 31, 2016, 05:13:18 PM
Thanks for the responses! Didn't think I'd get any today.
To tell you the truth, I'm kinda scared to go see a doctor but I know that if I want answers I have to. Slight problem, I'm away from my home right now due to training for work. As in I'm in a totally different state. In this case, should I try and find a doctor around Oklahoma City where I'm at or should I wait till I get back home to Kansas?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on October 31, 2016, 05:42:43 PM
Csayamath, if you think you might be having an ectopic pregnancy you should see a dr ASAP since that can be life threatening if it bursts your tube. However, it like it may be chemical pregnancy/very early miscarriage. If that's the case, the dr probably can't do anything except confirm that's what's happening. You might at least want to contact your dr when you get home to know that it has happened to you twice in three months to see if they think they should run any tests to try and figure out the cause
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on October 31, 2016, 08:15:22 PM
Hard for us to say csayamath, depends how you are feeling. If you think there could be something wrong or are in a lot of pain of extremely heavy bleeding then I wouldn't wait. If you are feeling ok, you could wait. I can only speak from my own experience and I just new something wasn't right. I agree with above though, regardless i would go see your dr when you get home given its happened twice. Good luck x
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on November 01, 2016, 12:14:15 AM
csayamath, I agree with the other ladies. I don't really know much about it as I haven't experienced that and I don't want to give you wrong advice. You know your body best. If you think your symptoms are AF related and normal for you then you could hold off till you get home, but if it's out of the norm I'd deff see a doctor. Either way, when you get home you should see one and explain what has been happening.

Nkap, my husband says the same thing about trying every day, but that's just too hard with his work schedule. Plus I get sore down there sometimes and need that day in between to recover. lol I don't think there is anyway I could do it every day for an entire month. I have way to much other stuff to do. Haha. I think as long as you do the every other day you'll be fine. Let me know, what you decide about the doctor.

I think I may have ovulated today, but not sure. I've felt bloated all day and have had a cramp-y like feeling in my pelvis all day. Never went away. Maybe that's a sign for me that I'm ovulating. I'm not sure, but at least we bd'ed yesterday if I did.

Hope all of you ladies had a wonderful Halloween. My husband had to work, but I still spent it with family so it was pretty good.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on November 01, 2016, 05:13:54 PM
Csayamath, sorry you're going through such a tough time! What an emotional roller coaster. I would certainly recommend seeing a doctor though for some answers. It always helps me to clear the air when I feel confused about my body and to just make sure morning more serious is going on.

Dutchie, I don't use opk's to track ovulation. I feel like I do t really need to as I get such clear bodily signs and AF always shows up 14-16 days after those signs. whoever I guess my question always was and still is, even though I'm seeing EWCM and getting my period, would that mean I'm DEFINTELY ovulating? I always assumed the answer was yes. But I could be wrong.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on November 01, 2016, 05:14:40 PM
Wifelife.. How do you feel about this cycle? Confident? I think you did well! Haha.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on November 01, 2016, 05:39:55 PM
Nkap, I'm not really sure how I'm feeling about this cycle. Haha Part of me says there's no way I could have missed it and that I have to be pregnant, but the other half of me keeps saying I didn't get it this month. Maybe that's me just protecting myself from feeling down if it doesn't happen. AF should be here anywhere from 9-13 days so we will see.
How are you doing? Any new approach this month? Oh I've also been staying laying down for at least 10-15 min after BD. Figured it deff wouldn't hurt. Lol

How are all you other ladies doing?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on November 01, 2016, 05:59:46 PM
Yes totally understand how you could go either way. I've done months where I strictly bd every other day and it didn't happen. We can only help how we approach the situation we have no control over want happens on the inside haha. So for whatever reason those swimmers just didn't make it to that egg. Hoping for a change soon! I will try to stick to every other day this month again. I so the same as you wifelife and lay down for 10-15 minutes. Deff cannot hurt.

anyway I wasn't trying to make you feel down. I'm just always trying to. We realistic with myself as I believe you are too. I know our time will come. Fingers are crossed for you!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on November 01, 2016, 06:09:23 PM
Nkap, Exactly. It's out of our control. Oh don't even worry about it, you deff did not make me feel bad at all. I'm the same as you. I try to be realistic. Once I convince myself I am I will be so torn up to find out I'm not so I would much rather do the opposite and just say I'm not. Haha it's an easier process for me. I know our time will come when it's the right time for the both of us. We will both get our precious babies. I'm going to do the same as you and just continue the every other day BD. At least that way we are doing everything we can to help on our end. Sending sooooooo much baby dust your way. :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on November 01, 2016, 06:40:15 PM
Still nonAF for me..! CD34 now which is my longest cycle yet but hot yesterday was still negative. Going to test again tomorrow I think but might go to the Dr next week if it's still neg and AF hasn't shown. Have had cramps and sore boobs but it's obviously not resulting in anything either way haha. Pretty frustrating.
Baby dust to you ladies back in fertile window or 2ww! x
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on November 01, 2016, 07:17:02 PM
Thanks wifelife! MrsD wow. What are you cycles usually like? How many days? Do you have an idea of when you ovulated this month? Trying to help you figure out what your body is doing! Haha. Hoping its a BFP for you!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on November 01, 2016, 07:46:15 PM
Nkap, of course hun. :)
MrsD, wow. That is so frustrating. I bet your going crazy. I think you have a good plan. If AF doesn't show in the next few days I would call the doctor. Maybe your hormone levels are just low. What are your normal cycle lengths?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on November 01, 2016, 08:36:32 PM
Oh thanks girls! Yep so frustrating.
I normally range from 28-33 days, but most commonly 29 or 30. And I don't know when I ovulated this month annoyingly. I used opk through what was meant to be my fertile period according to Ovia, from CD15, and kept getting 'low' so I stopped on like day 22 which is also the day I got brown spotting that lasted like 4 days. So I either O'd really early or really late. The last 2 months I have used opks I have had Lh surge in cd19 and cd21. Any other info that might help? Haha. So confusing!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on November 01, 2016, 08:44:31 PM
Hmm it's quite possible that you ovulated really late. Hence why tho still haven't seen AF. I'm thinking that if you ovulated really early, then by now you should be getting a positive HPT. But you never know. I would wait a few more days and see if AF arrives. If not then make an appointment for a blood test. Early on in my ttc days I would always think I was pregnant because I was thinking AF was late, but randomly my cycles became 40+ days long. I guess because of the ttc stress. So I was never actually late, just getting longer cycles. Now my cycles have come back down a bit.. I guess since I'm calmed down about the process haha.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on November 01, 2016, 08:49:11 PM
Oh maybe that's what's happened to me! God, I don't know how I will deal with 40+ day cycles ongoing! Haha. All I can do is wait I think, it's just so frustrating! Haha. Thanks nkap
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on November 01, 2016, 09:06:10 PM
Nkap, I've heard different things about O, the doc has got me doing tests this month on day 7, which tests the hormone released just prior to O, find out that result this arvo, and have to do another on day 21, this test will say if I ovulated during the month.   The blood tests are the only way to be 100% sure you have.    I have just found that doing the Opk it gives me the high and peak of the month and to make sure BD during that time then at least the other part of the month can be more chilling.   
Wife life, my cycles for the last 3 months have been 28 days and last month and this month my op k's have been high on day 8, hoping it peaks day 12 this month again which means will O in 36 hrs.   This month I'm thinking of doing another opk on Fri arvo in case I peak the 12 hrs before, to really pinpoint closer the 36hr window, I normally do them first thing in the morning.     
Feeling positive this month though, haven't the last few.     Find the tww always hard though.   
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on November 01, 2016, 09:08:15 PM
Which opk do you use Mrs D?   I use the clear blue one.     
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on November 01, 2016, 09:25:03 PM
Mrsd, the 40 day cycles were a killer but if I survived them you can too! Also if that happens to be the case for you, that means you have to take a step back and stop putting so much stress on the ttc process. I became obsessed with it. Every part of my day I was googling stuff and pinpointing symptoms and it was driving me nuts. That's when my cycles went crazy. They are just starting to calm down thankfully. So some advice..keep it fun and simple and don't stress! Haha

Dutchie.. I suppose I should phone my doctor sooner than later. I would love to be sure that I'm ovulating.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on November 01, 2016, 09:33:20 PM
MrsD, I agree with Nkap. Maybe you ovulated really late. I also would think that if you ovulated early either you would have a BFP or AF would have probably shown by now. As long as AF hasn't come, your still in the running. Fingers crossed for you.

Dutchie, Let us know how the blood test go. I always think about doing opks, but I'm such a worrier that I think it would just be too much stress on me. I think I would dwell. Tww is soo long. I hate it too. I'm currently in it and wish there was just a way to find out early. I'm going to try to stay busy to keep my mind off it. Happy to hear your feeling positive this month. Keep it up girl.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on November 01, 2016, 09:36:16 PM
I feel positive about our whole group this month! Let's go ladies!

Off to bed I go. Talk to you all tomorrow.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on November 01, 2016, 09:41:36 PM
Thanks Nkap. I'm joining in on your positivity. We are all doing a fantastic job. Go us!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: deziredone on November 01, 2016, 10:51:23 PM
Hi ladies! Wifelife/Nkap, you two are doing great this month. I know it'll happen when it's time, but I'm being hopeful for you both as you are getting in on the bding you can possibly do. Kudos!!! Also, Wow! Welcome to all the newcomers as well! Great to see more of us in here and a few who have conceived to help us first-timers out. I have been so stressed and sometimes feeling anxious and depressed this pass week. I just can't explain it. Anyway, I'm at cd23 and should be expecting AF in about 4 days. App say Saturday. I usually get cramps and tender breast a week to 2 weeks out. This time I'm getting them 4 days out and more mild than usual. I guess I can't complain. Still keeping my fingers crossed, hoping for the best but also preparing for the worst. This is month 5 on ttc.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on November 02, 2016, 01:04:09 AM
Hi ladies, 
Just rang doc,  so happy right now.    Apologise in advance as I get the two mixed up eotrogen and oestrogen.    One tests to see if you are premenopausal - came back I'm not, The other is 309 which the doc said is normal for healthy females.      My test on day 21 will tell if I O.      This has just confirmed for me that it is possible to fall instead of worrying, maybe I can't because of my age.     Having such understanding ladies here to chat with is so encouraging, thank you.   
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on November 02, 2016, 02:06:51 AM
Oh Dutchie that's great news! :) as you said, nice to just have that peace of mind. I agree, such a great group of ladies! I have been using Clearbue as well, just for the last 3 months although the first 2 we weren't actually trying again yet I was just making sure my cycle was back to normal and I was ovulating post ectopic. This month is our first month back at it.
Thanks everyone for all your support. I have been pretty stressed this month with work etc too so maybe that's what it is. But as you say, I'm not out until AF shows (though if she is going to I wish she would already! Haha).
I like your method of just bding everyone 2nd day nkap and wifelife so might try that next month. Esp if my O is all over the place.

Will update you all with test result in the morning. x
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on November 02, 2016, 04:38:19 AM
Hahaha Mrs D,   Won't BD everyone every 2nd day just my partner,
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on November 02, 2016, 04:54:00 AM
Bahaha my bad.. just your own partner of course ;P
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on November 02, 2016, 05:23:54 AM
Great news dutchie! That takes a lot of stress off your shoulders! Glad you got checked!

Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on November 02, 2016, 05:27:16 AM
Mrsd, deff a good idea to try the every other day method if you're not sure, or even if you are sure when you ovulate. Bd every other day assures that you're covering your bases and that the sperm is healthy. I believe the longer the man goes without using it, the less healthy they become. Use them while they are fresh!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on November 02, 2016, 05:57:30 AM
Sounds like a good theory nkap. As soon as I can move on to next month, that's what I'll do I think :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on November 02, 2016, 02:44:33 PM
Dezire, thanks girl. I'm deff trying. Since I never really know when I O and the past few months my cycles have changed in length I figured this would insure that there is always a healthy dose of swimmers ready. Haha. Hopefully AF doesn't show for you and if she does I'm glad to hear that your cramps haven't been very bad. I'm sorry you've been feeling down. Hang in there girl. We're all here for you. Fingers crossed for you.
Dutchie, glad to hear all came back well. That must be a huge relief. I'm happy to hear all is good. :) keep positive hun. It'll happen.
MrsD, ugh I know what you mean. My cycle changed up and I was 2 or 3 days late I thought and it was just so frustrating. I would much rather her show and get it over with then leave me hanging in limbo. I hope you get it all figured out soon.
Nkap, I'm convinced our method will work sooner or later as long as we stick with it. Haha

Sending truck loads of baby dust to every one of you ladies. We have all been very patient and deserve to be blessed with a little bean for it. :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on November 02, 2016, 02:46:41 PM
Woo that was a lot to post. I had to keep going back and forth to reread what each person wrote. Lol. Love that there are so many ladies in this group now. :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on November 02, 2016, 02:49:33 PM
Another BFN! I officially give up. Absolutely no sign of AF. CP is high and lots of creamy CM, opposite of AF if anything!
Do you think it's possible that my strange spotting at CD21 could have been a crazy early (and light) period and I've started my cycle again!? I'm so confused :S
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on November 02, 2016, 05:09:23 PM
MrsD, maybe. It could have been an off cycle. I had one of those too. Or it could have been really late ovulation. I know your frustrated and I'm sorry. I hope you get some answers one way or another very soon.

My every other day BD may come to end soon. My husband is on my very last nerve. Haha Maybe I'm just moody. I'm not sure. He leaves for work soon so we will see how I feel tomorrow. Lol
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on November 02, 2016, 06:28:02 PM
Yes Nkap and wifelife,  it is good to get the good results and knowing physically it's possible.   
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on November 02, 2016, 07:47:48 PM
Wow Mrsd. How very frustrating. It could also be possible that you just skipped a period. Really not sure. Maybe just get that blood test to be sure. Maybe for whatever reason if you are pregnant your body just refuses to say so with a hpt. Something has got to give!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: deziredone on November 02, 2016, 08:19:36 PM
MrsD, I'm sorry but I agree with Nkap to get that blood test just to be sure. I had a friend that had 4 bfn on a hpt and when she went to the doctor and had a blood test done it was a BFP and the hpt still would not give her a BFP. I really hope that is the case for you but better to find out. Fingers crossed.

Wifelife, thank you so much for that support. I know we are all here for each other, I really love this forum! Also you crack me up with the hubby comment. I know what you mean though, I get that way sometime, like get out of my face lol. Hopefully it'll be better tomorrow.

I'm feeling better today than yesterday and work was so crazy busy that I didn't have time to stress about my feelings and the thought of AF showing up or not. So I'll look at that as a positive note.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on November 02, 2016, 09:13:36 PM
Wifelife, lol. I'm feeling the exact same about my husband right now. I want nothing to do with his side of the bed tonight.  But might try to get over my annoyance so I can be pregnant instead. Choosing my battles lol
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on November 02, 2016, 10:00:16 PM
Bahaha you ladies are so funny! Def pick your battles with the hubbys!
It's for the greater good ;P you are doing so well with the every other day.

Thank you all so so much for your advice and support, it is really helping me. I think I will get through the weekend and make an appointment for Monday. I have 1 test left so might do it on Sat or Sun and if still a bfn and no AF I'll get a blood test.
I'm trying not to stress, but another ectopic is always at the back of my mind. My situation is very different to last time but I think it was just such an awful experience i can't get it out of my head.
Deziredone I really had no hope left in me but that gave me just a little more to keep going, so thank you :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on November 02, 2016, 10:35:59 PM
Dezire, so glad to hear that your feeling better. Sometimes keeping busy is just what you need. Helps the time go by faster.

So glad I cheered you guys up with my comment. :) I like to hear that.

Nkap, right? I know how that is. Deff gotta chose the battles. My husband and I never stay frustrated long so even if I say I'm not going to BD I tend to be over it by the time we Do. Haha. He already said sorry before he left for work. He's been sick and has been moody and I just couldn't take it today. Lol. Luckily today was our off day so I didn't have to suck it up. We will keep with our BD schedule and make sure to do it tomorrow.

I told him today too much sex is ruining him. Hahahaha totally just kidding tho.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on November 03, 2016, 03:10:06 AM
Hahaha you crack me up wifelife. The struggle is real!

My CM is almost EWCM tonight..wth!? So just in case maybe my cycle has started again I think we might bd tonight.. can't hurt right? ;P
I'd hate for all this craziness to mean that i miss another O! I don't have a clue what is going on so I'm just going to try everything haha!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on November 03, 2016, 03:26:14 AM
Also, 1 more question (jokes I will totally have more!)... what are your opinions on the best pregnancy tests? (Obviously different in different countries but we will see how we go.. I'm in Australia btw).
I've been using First Response Esrly Result as they are supposed to be the most sensitive but thought maybe I should try a different brand? Do you think it would make any difference? Just curious.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Alexskippy1995 on November 03, 2016, 04:12:02 AM
I need advice. I'm lactating and my breasts are bigger and sore but when I took an early test the other day it was negative. I am very new to the whole ttc thing and need some friendly advice. Please help
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on November 03, 2016, 05:23:30 AM
Lolol. Sometimes too much sex does make them a little nuts. But I'm pretty sure he's loving this ttc time.

I'm going to try my best to stick to every other day as well. This time though I want to try to keep it normal as I did last month. We never talked About ttc last month we just bd without putting the ttc label on it so it wouldn't be stressful.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: deziredone on November 03, 2016, 07:53:43 AM
MrsD, you're quite welcome! That's what  we're here for sweetie. Please keep us posted.

Today is cd25. Last month AF arrived cd24. Ovia app and this app says to test in 2 days and that's when AF should show up. So we shall see.

Have a great Thursday ladies!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on November 03, 2016, 08:51:42 AM
Mrs. D, I don't think the brand of test really makes a big difference; although I've read somewhere that the cheap regular ones can actually be more sensitive than the more expensive digital tests... that being said, when I was preggo with my son I used a digital early response test the day of my missed period and it worked just fine.
Alex, if you are testing early wait it out and test when your period is late. Lactation also could potentially be caused if you are really obsessing about wanting a baby or can sometimes be caused by a pituitary tumor or something like that. If you turn out not to be pregnant, you might see a dr to be sure what's going on.
Dezire, you're so close! How exciting to find out. Anything different happening? Still getting light cramps?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on November 03, 2016, 04:54:00 PM
MrsD, you could have skipped a period or had a very light one. I would BD too. Just to be on the safe side. :) As for hpt, I use the first response ones, but I truly don't think it matters.

Dezire, ahhhh your so close now. I'm a little behind you. I'm on cd 21. Fingers crossed for you. How are you feeling?

Nkap, it deff makes them nuts, but they love every second of it. It must be that their not getting proper blood flow to their brains. Lol
We've done the same when it comes to BD. We haven't talked about it much. Just made sure to do it every other day and stay relaxed. Last night he did bring it up tho. He got home at 4am and I'm a light sleeper so I always wake up. He said good night babe and gave me a kiss and then said good night maybe baby and kissed my stomach. I just laughed and went back to sleep. That's pretty much been it though.

Justpeachy, how is your cycle coming along? How are you feeling?

I'm extremely moody today. Snapping at everyone. Very short fuse today.  I'm on cd21 so maybe it's bc AF is near. Not sure. Hope you all have a wonderful day.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on November 03, 2016, 05:32:34 PM
Wifelife, I had to check and see which cd I'm on. It's 18. Lol. I think it's pretty unlikely I'll be pregnant this month, and I really haven't been paying much attention. I had some bleeding the beginning part of this week, finally quit yesterday, but I have this pain in my belly sort of between my right hip and my pelvis and it's real tender to be pressed on (my kiddo keeps leaning on it when he climbs in my lap). Not really sure what it's all about, but I know it's not pregnancy related. I'll probably have to go see the dr eventually but won't be this week. Sorry you are feeling itritable lately. Hopefully it's just a mood swing and not a sign of AF.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on November 03, 2016, 06:36:29 PM
You are all so positive.   Feeling a bit blah today.   Hubby was strangely quiet last night and this morning and I'm feeling it a bit with O on Sunday.    Weekends tend to be when he does a little bit of drinking so BD is not always possible, he has cut down a bit though.     Was so happy with the results from the doc earlier this week, but he didn't really react to the news.    Just a bit of history he was married before and they tried ivf twice and she miscarried both times.    Not sure if he's worried it may be him with my good results.   we don't talk about ttc too much so it doesn't put stress on us.      Going to try not to think about it too much.   
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on November 03, 2016, 07:49:38 PM
Dutchie, if you're hubby is acting off, and you think he may be concerned about something you might ask him about it. you'll both probably feel better if you just talk about it. Also, try bding earlier in the day on weekends before he hits the bottle if possible. No reason it has to be a nighttime activity ;-)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on November 03, 2016, 10:05:53 PM
Thanks ladies
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on November 03, 2016, 10:07:55 PM
Ugh! I lost my whole message!

I've got my telltale pre-AF headache so I think she will be here by the end of the weekend. But I get headaches before O too so might BD to cover all bases! Haha.

Dezire not long until testing! What day are you going to do it? How are you feeling?

Wifelife, you aren't far behind. How long is your cycle/when can you test?

Baby dust x
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on November 03, 2016, 10:58:55 PM
Justpeachy, that's good that you've kept busy and haven't thought about it much. That's the best way to be. Sorry to hear your in pain. That's never fun. Maybe it's a pulled muscle? I hope that it gets better. Doesn't it seem like when your hurt you always hit that spot or someone else does? Sucky. Thank you. I hope so too. I'm feeling a little better now. I went and bought hair dye and am changing my color. Haha

Dutchie, I'm sorry your feeling down. Men react to stuff differently then we do. Maybe try talking to him? Keep it light and just check to see how he is. Maybe he's concerned thats theirs a problem with him and just needs to be reassured it's going to be ok. Oh and like Justpeachy said try BDing during the day before he drinks. Through the week H husband and I have to BD mid afternoon bc he works nights. :)

MrsD, your not out yet. Fingers crossed AF doesn't show. That would also be nice if your already half way through this cycle. Maybe it'll go by fast.

My cycle lately has been between 28-31 days. So AF should be here between 7-10 days. I'm going to try to hold off testing to at least cd32 if AF doesn't show. Then it would be longer then any other cycle. If I can hold out longer I will. :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: deziredone on November 04, 2016, 12:21:54 AM
Dutchie, glad you had some good news but sorry your husband is feeling down. I agree with the other ladies, talk to him about it at least just to see how he's doing about all this.

Wifelife, you're close too! Are you noticing any different symptoms yet?

I typically get cramps 7-14 days before AF but this month I started the light cramping 4 days prior to expected AF's arrival off/on. It wasn't constant and now I'm feeling cramps/ soreness in my lower back and tender/sore breast here and there so I don't know ladies, I maybe out this month. I can't complain though since none of these symptoms are constant or severe. Both apps say expected AF is Saturday so if she doesn't show up I'll text on Sunday. In the last 3 months AF arrived cd24-26. I definitely appreciate the support ladies. Baby dust to each of you!!!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on November 04, 2016, 12:45:05 AM
Dezire, maybe your lack of symptoms is a good sign. I'm really hoping that you are. You are sooo close to finding out. I'm anxious for you. Haha.

I don't really have any symptoms and don't feel different at all. I tend to get cramps a few days before AF. Usually no more then 3 days before. It's still kinda far away for me. I feel like these next 10 days are going to drag on. Hopefully they go by fast. I very well may have not even implanted yet had any swimmers got to the egg. According to ovia I'm only 3dpo, but I don't really know if it's accurate.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on November 04, 2016, 05:39:21 AM
Wow hi ladies. That was a lot to read since I posted yesterday. Also for some reason when in posting it's as if my app isn't showingn certain message, so it looks as if I'm ignorinfb certain ladies posts. So sorry! I don't want to ignore anyone.. But there was also a lot to read and I can't remember whose comments belong to whom so I'll just comment generally from what I remember.

Dutchie, I believe it wad  you who said hubby was acting strange. This process is stressful for us but can also take a toll on our other halves. Especially given his situation it is possible he's putting more pressure on himself then you are on yourself. He might feel responsible. Just assure him that everything will be fine. And he can alswyS get tested to put any concerns to rest.

Dezire (I think) you're so close! I can't wait for the outcome!!

As for which HPT to use. In the past I've used extremely cheap and also the expensive first response. I've never been pregnant so I can't tell which would be better, but they are all made the same way. It's just the brand name you are paying for so I wouldn't go spending tons of money for the name brands ones. Also I haven't purchased a HPT in a Long time. I never ever test anymore because AF always shows and I always have an idea of her latest possible show date. If it ever went beyond what I thought I would go but one.

Mrsd (I think) that is interesting that you're seeing ewcm. It's very possible you skipped a period and have started a new cycle. I would deff let go of the craze and get to bd ing!! Don't miss out on a possible window!

As for me.. I think I'm on cd 11. Three days after AF I was seeing very watery/creamy cm.. Sorry for the tmi. That's pretty strange for me as I don't always see that during my entire cycle. I wonder why. Plus it's pretty early in my cycle for that type of cm. thought you were supposed to be pretty dry straight after AF. Hmm. Anyway, the bd game has begun and may the odds be ever in my favor. Lollll yup just quoted hunger games.

Wishing everyone a great weekend, full of positive results and/or lots of BD ing!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on November 04, 2016, 05:44:36 AM
And wifelife! Sorry about your moodiness. I hate when I get like that. But hey.. It could always be a positive sign. We never know! But I think you said you thought you were 3 dpo. So maybe it's an ovulation symptom. Anyway.. Hoping those swimmers are doing their best.

Oh yea one more thing... Our husbands are very alike. When he kissed your belly and said goodnight "maybe baby". Mine does that all the time. I had to tell him to stop because I said he was jinxing our chances lolol. But it's really cute and one day it will be real. So he can save his cuteness for then.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on November 04, 2016, 06:15:13 AM
Hey everyone sorry I have been MIA I haven't been sleeping well so I've been sleeping all day and I know thats not good. AF shows her ugly face in 10 days. Tattoo is starting to itch already but I can't scratch it I can only tap it and it's driving me crazy lol. I don't feel any different I think I ovulated on the 23rd of October I am not sure cause my period decided to be really short with me last month. I hope everyone is doing well.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on November 04, 2016, 10:35:49 AM
MrsD, it really sounds like you may have skipped a period and the headache is from ovulation rather than AF since you said you've got ewcm and your cp is high. Fingers crossed..
Wifelife, who knows what the pain is from, but it definitely seems like you aleays bump the sore spots most often. I'm glad that you're feeling better now. What color are you dying your hair?
Desire, heaps of baby dust and luck for no AF and a positive result on Sunday!
Nkap, maybe the discharge change so early in your cycle is because your cycles are shortening. Eleven days in would be getting pretty close to O in a 28 day cycle. My hubby did that talking to and kissing my tummy when I was pregnant with our son, and it was adorable. <3

Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on November 04, 2016, 12:59:29 PM
Mrs. S, I must have missed your post. Oops. Your cycle is really close to mine. I've got 9 days left till AF. Have you tried Aquafor ointment on the tattoo? I've never had a tattoo myself, but my best friend says that stuff is the best for tattoos
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on November 04, 2016, 03:25:18 PM
Nkap, I'd have to agree. Maybe your cycles are getting shorter. If they are I'll be so excited for you. Keep up the BDing. I feel very positive for you. :) haha our husbands are very alike. Their sweethearts. I'm not really sure how many dpo I am. I wasn't able to judge my cm as I BDed so much it seems theres always his there. Sorry tmi. I may be further then that I just used ovia as a reference. It also says AF is 8 days away, but I know in reality that's more like 6-10 days away. I really have no clue this cycle. But that has actually helped me not stress over it. The moodiness has also went away. Haha

MrsS, sorry your not sleeping well and that your tattoo is itching. Not sure if you have many or not, but my husband has a lot. He uses a&d ointment for about 3 days and then fragrance free lotion while it's ashy. That seems to work pretty well.

Justpeachy, I went from light blonde to a natural brown. A pretty big change. It came out really well though. I'm liking it. That's so cute that your husband talked to your tummy when you were pregnant. I feel like I would just melt if he did that when I was really pregnant. Guys can be so cute sometimes.

I wish all of you wonderful ladies a great weekend, lots of BDing, and lots of baby dust.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on November 04, 2016, 04:29:42 PM
Yes maybe my cycles are shortening again! That would be great. I would love to ovulate at a normal time during my cycle haha.

And wifelife I know what you mean about the cm and not being able to tell the difference. I usually feel like I'm able to determine if it's him or me of I still see it towards the end of the day. There is only so much of his to go around. Eventually it has to be gone as I go through the day. Lol but I'm just guessing.

MrsS sorry about the itchy tattoo.. Hopefully that ends soon! And hopefully you can get some sleep as well! How is the new living situation going?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: deziredone on November 04, 2016, 05:42:07 PM
So weird, I could've sworn I posted earlier but I don't see it... anyways... Well ladies, AF arrived today so obviously no testing needed, but I do appreciate the support and cheers. I feel so bummed out
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on November 04, 2016, 05:43:53 PM
Nkap, hahaha right? I feel the same, but I'm not sure so I don't even try to tell the difference. Haha. At least I'm even less stressed this month then usual bc I can't really google anything when Idk how many dpo I am. Lol that would be nice if your cycles were getting shorter. I can only imagine what you go through with such long cycles. Poor thing.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: deziredone on November 04, 2016, 05:46:51 PM
... crazy I just posted a long post but then only the top half posted. So now rewriting what I remembered. Anyway symptoms are really bad with lower back aches and severe headache. Just got home and I will be enjoying a glass of wine or two. I know I didn't get to BD as much as I wanted this past cycle but when I did it was around the peak of when I was to O and I even felt that O pain and BD within 12 hours as well. I even talked to my doctor but since she knows when I started ttc no extra test will be done until I try for a full year. So off to the next month as everything happens for a reason.

I too forget who all wrote what but not trying to ignore anyone so really I'm talking to everyone. I will start taking notes so I can comment to who said what and so forth. I wish this app allowed us to go back and forth to see the messages without having to lose what we wrote.

Well I work tomorrow so I hope everyone has a great weekend and get some bding in while I'll have some wine for you all. xoxo
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on November 04, 2016, 07:06:00 PM
Dezire, awww I'm really sorry that AF showed early. Yes, have a few glasses of wine and try to relax. Sorry AF is being so hard on you. Keep your head up girl. Onto a fresh start.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on November 05, 2016, 01:38:10 AM
Oh sorry about AF arriving Dezire. Hopefully the wine will dull some of your symptoms haha.
I have no further update really.. my headache turned into a killer migraine (something I am also blessed to suffer from unfortunately!) still no sign of AF so who knows!?
I don't really think I can be pregnant now, but I'm just not sure how I am going to track my next cycle and get the timing right.. it's kind of stuffed everything up!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on November 05, 2016, 06:52:59 AM
This is my second tattoo I have some stuff for when it's dry. Living situation is good hubby graduates December 7th after that he'll be off to Hawaii then i have to figure out how to get my dog in a plane then we're both off to Hawaii I'm so excited. That was actually my first dream vacation lol. I was finally able to get some sleep last night so that's good.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on November 05, 2016, 05:04:50 PM
Hey mrsbec, if you don't mind me asking, what happened with your pregnancy journey? I'm sure it was you who had a BFP yeh? So sorry x
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on November 05, 2016, 05:10:16 PM
Whoops wrong thread! This is getting confusing! Haha
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: deziredone on November 05, 2016, 09:08:24 PM
I appreciate the thoughts ladies. Today was so busy that it kept my mind off all this so it was good that I had work today.

Mrs.d you're so funny! That's why I read through the forums to find me just one to be in cause I know i'd be all over the place lol. Are you using multiple apps to track your monthly cycles?

Mrs. S so happy for you. You'll love Hawaii, it's beautiful. Food is great too! That's all I did when I was there back in '09, tourist and ate everything. Lol How long is the tour for?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on November 05, 2016, 09:11:44 PM
Haha. I've got two main threads that I've been on for a little while then comment randomly on others where I think I might be helpful haha. I only use this app for the forums, I use ovia to track, I think it's much more accurate and lets you track all your symptoms and opk etc too :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on November 06, 2016, 07:16:38 AM
@dezi we'll be there for 5 years from what I'm told by hubby. But then he told me before we even go to Hawaii were going to Washington DC first. I've been there before when I was a kid it was pretty cool
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: deziredone on November 06, 2016, 12:41:39 PM
Mrs.d, that's cool! Yeah I use this and ovia to track but I like ovia better for all the extra tracking. I figured it doesn't hurt to compare my fertility window and use to my advantage when ttc.

Mrs.S, you sure are doing a lot of traveling. Five years, that's a long tour for overseas. I usually hear 3-4 years. You'll definitely have a blast. I wish I could visit again.

Man, my lower back is killing me. The cramps are crucial. What pain meds if any do you all take that works quickly without making you feel blah? Some meds even if non-drowsy makes me feel drowsy.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on November 06, 2016, 04:24:57 PM
Yes Justpeachy, BD happens a lot in the mornings due to him having a few drinks.    Wifelife he is great he rang during the day and said he felt a bit off.    We ended up going to his mates overnight, a 2 hr drive.    His wife was away for the day and disappeared at night.   We had a great relaxing day and have to say it's not often you are asked by a man, so it's ovulation time for you now, which means hubby has had a chat with him about where we are at.    Which is cool.    Have to say this cycle we have been able to BD more so at peak then previous.   
Tomorrow will be the waiting game again, at least I have a blood test at 21 days and the doc will confirm I O.
Sorry to hear AF arrived Dezire.    I think it was you that said Dezire it's hard to remember who posted what, I also tend to make notes. 
Hawaii how exciting,   What work does he do?   (Can't remember who posted).
Hope you all had a great weekend and baby dust to all
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on November 06, 2016, 04:44:58 PM
@dezi yeah but I'm used to the traveling I'm a military brat myself so I know what it's like to be moving around allot.

Dutchie he's in the Marine Corps he does security forces so whenever he deployes I won't be allowed to know where he's going or what he's doing.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on November 06, 2016, 06:58:16 PM
Dezire, glad you were able to keep busy and keep your mind off of it. As for meds. I always take excedrin. That's my go to as I get A LOT of headaches. I take it during AF too as midol and pamprin don't seem to help me much.

MrsS, how exciting. I've always wanted to go to Hawaii. Lucky girl. :) When are you guys moving?

Dutchy, that's awesome. How sweet that your hubby is talking about it with his friends. I'm so glad that you had a nice relaxing stay. We need that kind of stuff every once in awhile. :)

I hope all of you ladies had a wonderful weekend. My husband was sick all last week and what do you know, around 11:30pm Friday night I started to feel sick. Woke up yesterday and it was full blown. I caught my husbands head and chest cold. My head feels so heavy, my sinus' and throat are killing me, and I can't stop sneezing. Hopefully this passes fast. He's just ending it and I'm just starting it. :(
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on November 06, 2016, 07:22:41 PM
We're probably moving middle of decemeber not sure yet.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Capriceee97 on November 06, 2016, 07:26:44 PM
Hiya ladies, I just wanted to know if anyone else got a BFN around 11 DPO? AF was due today but not shown so impatiently I tested a day earlier than advised (not my FMU). Should I test again tomorrow?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on November 06, 2016, 08:03:36 PM
Caprice, sounds like you may have tested too early. You could try again tomorrow with fmu or hold off a couple more days.
Wifelife, glad the hair dye turned out good for you. Always fun to try something different. Sorry your hubby shared his cold though. Hate it when that happens!
Dezire, sorry to hear AF showed for you and is being so hard on you. I used to take Midol. Haven't used anything but Tylenol the last couple years though (because of restrictions when I was pregnant/breastfeeding) and it works just as well for me.
Mrs. S, seems like Dec is the perfect time to be moving to Hawaii as I understand the temperature is awesome there year round, and I don't know about you, but I hate the cold. Lol.
Dutchie, glad you're still getting some bd in and sounds like your hubby is really excited about ttc if he's sharing with his friends. My hubby has been telling the whole neighborhood, and it makes me feel really awkward. He was bad about letting the news slip too early when we were preggo the first time too. He just gets too excited and can't contain himself. Haha
Anyways, luck to all! :-)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on November 06, 2016, 09:23:51 PM
JustPeachy I am with you on the cold I cannot stand it only time I will allow myself to be cold is when it is extremely hot outside and all I want to do is get in a ice bath lmao. I'm in cd20 she shows her face in 8 days I'm just wanting this to be over with already so we could try again.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on November 06, 2016, 10:52:00 PM
Yes Justpeachy, he's done the same, everyone knows that we're ttc.    Think when it does happen he'll be telling everyone, even though he says he'll wait the 12 wk mark.   We'll see, he's quite excited being the first for him after what he's had in the past
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on November 06, 2016, 11:21:22 PM
Dutchie, I bet that's right. We discussed waiting till 12 weeks, but maybe got to 6 before he told our vet and a couple of our chattiest neighbors. Lol. It's always good to know they are really excited and happy about it though.
Mrs. S, my AF is due a week from Monday. Today I kept feeling excited about it getting close and what if she doesn't show and then just squashing that bubbly feeling down like hold up there, cowgirl, there's not even a very good chance you got the timing right. Way too early to be getting excited... haha
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on November 07, 2016, 12:27:07 AM
Justpeachy, it deff sucks. I'm hoping it makes the days go by faster. But doubt it. Now that I'm getting close I'm getting really anxious. Like you said, I also keep squashing that bubbly feeling and telling my self to be realistic and take it as it comes. Don't want to jump to any conclusions. Like you and dutchie, my husband will be so excited and telling everyone I'm sure. We have also said we will wait till the 12 week mark to tell anyone other then our parents, but I know they won't happen. He won't be able to. He wasn't suppose to even tell anyone we were trying and the entire warehouse where he works knows. Lol. All men and they all know my cycle. Lmao!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on November 07, 2016, 05:22:52 AM
Wow ladies, so much to catch up on! Are you all in the U.S I feel like there are always so many posts while I'm busy working here in Aus. Haha. I can't remember who wrote what but sounds like everyone has very excited and chatty husbands haha. Mine is quite the opposite, he's excitied when it's just the 2 of us but not many people know we are ttc. I guess he's just being cautious. I told my parents and my sister about my ectopic but he decided he didn't want to tell his. Also majority of you seem to be in or close to the 2ww and testing!? That's exciting! Anyone ready to test this week?
Caprice (I think) I would wait a couple of days and test again with fmu. It can take up to 12 days for implantation I think so wouldn't be odd for you to not have a high Enright hcg yet. Fx!

I still haven't seen AF despite my headaches but still been nauseous and sore boobs, cramps/twinges on and off. I've ran out of hpts and opks which is probably a good thing coz I was going crazy poas!! Haha. but I have made an appt at the Dr on Thursday. I'll get her to send me for a blood test for hcg and progesterone to see if I've ovulated.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on November 07, 2016, 05:47:29 AM
I'm in Aus , FNQ Mrs D, but work in the office on my own and at times gets quiet so will pop on here.    Where in Aus are you?    Yes I think there's a few about the same time, tomorrow I'll be tww.    A good idea to gets bloods done, I am getting mine done next Monday to see if I O, and will confirm my opk is correct.   
Hope you feel better soon Wifelife, being crook won't make the waiting easier, would think it would add to the nerves.    Yes funny how the men seem to know more about our cycles.     
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on November 07, 2016, 06:35:15 AM
Oh nice! Where in FNQ? I holidayed in Port Douglas and Cairns in September, it was amazing! I'm in Melbourne but have just moved back here (home) after living in Perth for a while :)
Bloods seem so much more definitive don't they? Well  hoping they will finally give me some answers anyway!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on November 07, 2016, 06:36:37 AM
Wow so mAny posts! I'll try to remember everything.

I am loyal to Advil. I've been using it my whole life, it's the only thing that works for me. I try not to use it though during AF. I choose my battles. Because I get headaches a lot, and they are much worse than my cramps, I'll wait to take it then, and suffer and bit through my day of AF cramps. But mine are not so bad so it's doable.

I forget who mentioned it, but sorry you caught hubbies chest cold. I know the feeling all too well and it is the worst. Hope you feel better soon!

I am not in my TWW or close to testing. Should be heading into my fertile week this week I would think. Time will tell.

My husband and I have not told anyone we are trying. He is very adamant about keeping it a secret. Which I kind of like, because having to deal with our families excitement over us trying and dealing with questions from friends seems like it would eventually wear my patience thin. I'm already annoyed with myself that it hasn't happened yet so I think it would just make matters worse. But hubby is deff excited. He does a good amount of talking about trying and babies these days (behind closes doors of course). I love it. I just can't wait until it's for real.

MrsS, I'm super jealous. Hawaii will be amazing. I feel in need of a small vacation these days. But I have some time off this week, so that will be nice

And I can't remember the name of the woman who tested on 11 dpo but my opinion is that it was a tad too early. Plus you could have ovulated later than you think. I would hold off a few more days to see if AF shows, and if she doesn't show at your latest possible cycle then I would test again. Good luck!!

Looking forward to hearing from all of you who are waiting to test or in your TWW! Fingers crossed for everyone!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Capriceee97 on November 07, 2016, 07:42:41 AM
Thanks justpeachy and MrsD, I'm driving myself insane waiting, haha. Happy i found others in the same boat as me x
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Capriceee97 on November 07, 2016, 07:47:15 AM
Just seen your message Nkap, I felt it may have been too early, I'll need to restrain myself for the next couple of days as long as AF stays away.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on November 07, 2016, 11:05:58 AM
Wifelife, maybe you can get some extra sleep while you're fighting your cold and that will help pass the time by. I guess I'm lucky my hubby can't keep track of my cycle so at least that much info remains private. I wish he was a better secret keeper like some of the other ladies' husbands. I've even kind of considered trying to keep the news just to myself for a bit when we get preggo this time as I'm terrified of having something go wrong and then having to explain to all of our acquaintances.
MrsD, I think several of us are in the States. I live in MO myself and don't work outside my home, so there aren't specific times I can or can't be on, just depends what my day looks like. Probably a good idea for you to see the dr and figure out what's going on with your body/cycle since it's being so confusing.
Nkap, good to hear that your getting a little time off when you're needing it. Hopefully your o will come on time and give you another shorter cycle. No more drawing out the wait!
Caprice, maybe try picking a specific test day, so you'll have a specific time you are waiting for instead of thinking "a few days". Might be easier to hold off with a "goal" in mind.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on November 07, 2016, 03:47:16 PM
Sorry I can't remember what everyone has said. I'm sooo groggy. MrsD, I believe you asked if majority of us were in the states. I think there is a bit of us. Im in California. But I wish I could pick up and move anywhere other then here. Haha
Caprice, like the other girls have suggested you prob tested too early. We all have done it. :) Try to hold off as long as you can.
Nkap, glad your getting some time off. You've been working hard lately and deserve the break. Plus maybe it will make for perfect BDing time. Haha
Justpeachy, I also wonder the same thing about keeping it to myself bc I too worry something horrible will go wrong and then I'll have to explain to everyone which would make it even worse, but deep down I know I can't. I'm really going to try to keep my husband from talking to people about it.

At least he only tells the guys at work. We don't hang out with any of them outside of his work so they don't know our family or anything. I guess it's better he tell them then people we really know. lol I've learned to not even tell him where in my cycle I am that way he doesn't dwell on it either and doesn't really know much of what's going on. Haha
I'm currently on cd25. Testing or AF is getting close.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Capriceee97 on November 07, 2016, 04:02:15 PM
Thank you for the advice ladies! I'm going to test again Friday :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on November 07, 2016, 04:15:12 PM
Wifelife, I hear that. I won't actually be able to keep it from mine either, especially since he asks about it all the time. Lol. You are getting so close to the end of your cycle! What day are you planning to test if AF is a no show?
Caprice, that's a good plan. Can't wait to see the results!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on November 07, 2016, 05:03:14 PM
Justpeachy, I wish I could keep it to myself tho. At least until 12 weeks, but I think he would notice if I never started AF. Lol. I'm not really sure when I would be late bc last cycle was 28 days and the two before that went to 31 days. I think I'll TRY to wait till Monday which would be 32 days. That would be longer then any cycle I've had. I may cave before then Idk. Haha but that's my plan. How's yours coming along? 
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on November 07, 2016, 05:35:39 PM
I doubt my hubby would notice if I missed my AF, but since he asks about whether it regularly it would mean actually lying to him, and I'm pretty sure if I kept it to myself for the first few months his feelings would be hurt.
My AF is due Monday (that'll be cd 28 for me). Since I'm pretty sure I ovulated early this cycle, she may even show early, but if she's not here Monday I'll test Tuesday.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on November 07, 2016, 07:21:16 PM
Wow, a few getting ready to test.   Baby dust to you all.   I'm in tww now.
Hope you feel better soon wifelife
I lived in Port Douglas for 20yrs Mrs D and moved to Cairns, northern beaches 3 yrs ago. 
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on November 07, 2016, 08:19:35 PM
Wifelife, ahh you're so close!! How are you feeling?! I can't wait for your TWW to be over and hopefully you getting that positive!

Capricee, yes patience is a virtue Haha. Takes everything out of us not to test, but you can do it! I've got faith In you! Haha.

Chiming in on the "telling the family/aquaintances" convo. I know waiting to tell people will be the hardest thing I've ever had to accomplish. That's why I'm happy I have you ladies :) but yes it will be pretty difficult. Ill have to tell my husband. That's the one thing I look forward to is finding a cute way to tell him. He will be so excited and I can't wait for his reaction. I was thinking the other day that I have so many events coming up and the holidays of course, so if I end up pregnant any time soon, it would be a struggle to keep it hush, as I'll be around friends and family and lord knows nobody on this planet would believe I would voluntarily turn down a glass of wine. So I'm doomed lol. But oh well, if they find out without me telling them, then at least hubby can't be mad that I opened my big mouth lol. But we will cross that bridge when we get to it.

And wifelife, yes, looking forward to my time off and good bd time. Plus I think it will be heading right into prime bd time. Yay.

Wishing all close to testing ladies good luck!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Capriceee97 on November 07, 2016, 08:35:38 PM
I'm soo jealous of you ladies living in these lovely warm places!

Do you girls tell you OH's once you've got a BFP on a home test or after you've been to the Dr? My OH is away working in the week for a couple of weeks and I'll only be seeing him on weekends. If I get BFP I'll be desperate to tell him but I'd also like it to be 100% before I do, any suggestions/advice?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on November 07, 2016, 09:33:35 PM
Caprice, when I was pregnant before, my hubby was trucking over the road and would be gone for a week or so at a time. I did not want to tell him on the phone, but as it turned out he came home the same day I tested. I didn't wait for the dr apt. Actually, I'm not even sure why they make you "confirm" at a dr apt since (at least at my dr office) they just give you another pee test so it's the same thing as your hpt anyway.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Capriceee97 on November 07, 2016, 09:56:13 PM
Oh that's great! I was worried about the results being different. I'm hoping to be able to tell my partner the same day as he is home the day I am planning to test again x
How was you partner during your pregnancy with him being away?  :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on November 07, 2016, 10:36:38 PM
We made it work. I think he only actually ended up going to one of my apts with me the whole time, and he missed both of my ultrasounds which was pretty heartbreaking. I had the tech hide the screen when she was checking the sex of our baby, so we could look at it together later and find out at the same time. He was also unavailable when I had issues with bleeding later in the pregnancy and had to go sit on the monitors at the hospital by myself. And he wasn't there to help me walk the dogs and take care of the horses when I could barely walk because I had spd... Like I said, we made it work, but it was hard. Pregnancy and the postpartum period were much harder than I expected going in. That's for sure
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: deziredone on November 07, 2016, 10:42:59 PM
Dutchie yes this time I took notes lol the thread is so long now, no way I'll remember who said what lol. So cool that your hubby talks with his friends. Glad you got to relax, it's the waiting game now for you. I hope everything goes well with the blood test.

Wifelife I'll look into excedrin, thank you. I used to take Tylenol but that no longer works and Advil makes me drowsy. I'm sorry you caught the cold from hubby. That's what I had last month. Hope you feel better soon. Take lots of fluids and get some rest. You are so close, fingers crossed dear...baby dust!!!

MrsD I'm also in the U.S, Virginia to be exact. It's definitely cold in the mornings, low 30s and high 60s. I've always wanted to visit AUS. One day! I hope you get good news when you visit your dr.

Nkap have fun bd, I believe if you stick to your every other day your odds will be great!

Caprice it'll be hard for me to keep a secret but since I'm also scared and superstitious about all this and just seen a lot of my friends go through ttc and telling the whole world then losing within 1st trimester. So I would only tell my OH in person even just on a positive hpt so even after test at dr if it was a false positive then he'll be my support. Other than that I wouldn't tell anyone else except you ladies as my support system until after week 12 or even possibly week 16.

Well wishing all the ladies close to testing lots of baby dust and good luck!!! Fingers crossed.


Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on November 07, 2016, 11:04:32 PM
Caprice, also, if you are worried about getting a false positive, you can collect your fmu in a cup the morning you test and use it on a couple of tests, so you can compare the results! If you get multiple positives within the stated timeframe for the tests it's pretty much a sure thing :-)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on November 07, 2016, 11:35:39 PM
I can't believe how much our thread has grown. I love seeing how big it has gotten. I remember when there was only like 3 of us in here. It's great to see so many ladies here cheering eachother on.

Justpeachy, right? My husband would be soo hurt too. Plus I know me and I actually can't wait to tell him. I kinda want to test on Friday or Saturday just bc those are his days off and it would be nice to have the whole day together to enjoy it. This being our first and all. So I'm not sure. If not then you and I will be testing back to back. Yay! Do you have any symptoms?

Dutchie, thanks hun. Hopefully I'll feel better before the weekend. I tempted to do some shopping with my mom today. Big mistake. I kept feeling light headed.
:( welcome to the tww. Hopefully it goes by fast for you.

Nkap, I know. I'm only 3 days away from cycle 28 and that's how long my cycle was last month so not sure if that's when I should count as being late or what? As for how I'm feeling. I haven't noticed anything out of the norm. I feel like maybe my boobs are a little bigger, but it could be in my head. My right breast has also been kinda tender on the outside side of it, but I'm not really sure if that is because I'm sick. I could just be achy from being sick ya know? The only weird thing that has stuck out is.. TMI alert-- on Friday I went pee and when I wiped I had a pretty good size glob of yellowish discharge. That's not common for me as Ivery dry before AF. However, it was only the one time so I'm thinking it was just a weird thing. I really want to get my BFP, but I'm just not thinking it's going to be this month. I don't really have any symptoms. I'm with you on the wine thing. If I get pregnant soon that'll be the first big give away especially around my husbands family as we always have wine, mimosas, beer, or some sort of alcohol at every family gathering and the second I refuse a glass of whatever it may be it's going to be a dead give away. Lol So excited for you to be entering your fertile week. Woo! Hoping this is your month.

Caprice, we are trying for our first so I have no experience in telling anyone lol but I plan to tell my husband right away. I'm not sure if I'm going to do it in a cute way or just blurt it out. Haha.

Dezire, thanks girl. I hate being sick. I feel terrible. Hopefully it passes soon. I hope the next few days pass by so I can hurry and find out one way or another. It's ok if I'm not, I just like to know either way. Lol the waiting game kills me.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on November 08, 2016, 12:09:34 AM
Wifelife, I don't have anything I would really call symptoms. I have had a bit of spotting this evening, which is normal for me at this point in my cycle but doesn't conclusively mean anything since I had the same spotting when I was pregnant before. Otherwise, I did have kind of a little wave of nausea this morning, but that also happens to me as part of pms sometimes.
Picking which day to test is so hard! I totally get the inclination to test a bit early to find out a bit sooner and spend some time celebrating with your guy. But it might be best to wait for the later date to be more sure of the results, and it might buy you some extra time to decide how to tell him. I loved doing the reveals with our first. It was so much fun!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on November 08, 2016, 01:17:40 AM
Justpeachy, same here. I really don't have anything that are definite symptoms. I feel like they can be caused by me being sick. Idk. I really think I'm going to try my hardest to wait till Monday. Just because I don't know how long this months cycle is suppose to be and don't want to test too early. Fingers crossed for both of us. :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on November 08, 2016, 05:29:04 AM
Wow ladies, so many replies!! I hate how this app doesn't let you scroll back or reply to seperate comments. I think a facebook group would be a much better idea. Anyway I'm just going to write a general reply.

My hubby has known every day I have tested and was there when I got my bfp last time. We both work office hours so he's always around when I'm testing. I always think I'd like to surprise him but it's actually a bit difficult haha. Although, if my some miracle my bloods came back positive that could be my only opportunity for a surprise. Has anyone had any ideas on how they would do it?

Family and friends are a tough one especially around Christmas. Same with work colleagues with Christmas break ups etc. no one knew we were ttc until my ectopic. I didn't plan on telling anyone but I finding like lying either. I talk to my parent a lot and was in hospital for tests etc every second or third day for like 4 weeks so it just felt like I was keeping such a big secret. Now they are just trying to suds out whether we've started trying again! Haha.

I've got a cold too and feeling pretty average. My boobs have been sooo sore and my appetite has been really off but might just be because I'm sick.

Wifelife, I think wait to test if you can. Save your money and possible disappointment. You might end up being in for the long haul like me! Haha.

Part of me wants to do one more test before I go to the Dr but not sure if it's worth it. 

Anyway, hope I covered everything!?
Baby dust wonderful women, you are all doing a great job x
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on November 08, 2016, 05:31:56 AM
Oh wifelife, one more thought.. your different length cycles, was your Ov date different in each? Have a look how many days your Luteal phase was for the past 3 cycles and see if it was the same (like 14 days from ov to AF) and if you know ov date this month it could help you figure out when AF should be coming.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on November 08, 2016, 06:09:38 AM
Dutchie yes this time I took notes lol the thread is so long now, no way I'll remember who said what lol. So cool that your hubby talks with his friends. Glad you got to relax, it's the waiting game now for you. I hope everything goes well with the blood test.

Wifelife I'll look into excedrin, thank you. I used to take Tylenol but that no longer works and Advil makes me drowsy. I'm sorry you caught the cold from hubby. That's what I had last month. Hope you feel better soon. Take lots of fluids and get some rest. You are so close, fingers crossed dear...baby dust!!!

MrsD I'm also in the U.S, Virginia to be exact. It's definitely cold in the mornings, low 30s and high 60s. I've always wanted to visit AUS. One day! I hope you get good news when you visit your dr.

Nkap have fun bd, I believe if you stick to your every other day your odds will be great!

Caprice it'll be hard for me to keep a secret but since I'm also scared and superstitious about all this and just seen a lot of my friends go through ttc and telling the whole world then losing within 1st trimester. So I would only tell my OH in person even just on a positive hpt so even after test at dr if it was a false positive then he'll be my support. Other than that I wouldn't tell anyone else except you ladies as my support system until after week 12 or even possibly week 16.

Well wishing all the ladies close to testing lots of baby dust and good luck!!! Fingers crossed.
Dezi I'm in Virginia too what part are you in?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on November 08, 2016, 06:33:29 AM
Good morning ladies. Hope everyone that was feeling under the weather is feeling better.

And this is for everyone- I was just thinking.. For all of us who think we are out for the month because we aren't noticing any different symptoms. I think that's ok. I've heard from many people that they don't feel any different until they have missed their period and have gotten heir positive. But I've also heard from others that they knew they were pregnant because they just had a feeling. I wonder what that means or feels like haha. So I guess my point is that none of us are out until AF shows.

For everyone close to testing, just make sure you're testing at the latest possible cycle day so that you're not setting yourself up for disappointment. I totally understand wanting to celebrate early and together if you can, but I know many people are not lucky enough to get their positive earlier than the norm. I want to hear good news in here!! We have expanded so much that we are bound to hear something positive soon! Can't wait!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on November 08, 2016, 06:38:35 AM
We could do a group message if you all have instagram this is my instagram name hannaandstephensingletary I know it's long lol
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Capriceee97 on November 08, 2016, 08:41:29 AM
Morning Ladies,
I am starting my (fingers crossed) 3rd day of late AF.

Justpeachy, sorry to her about that, I'm glad you could make it work even through the hardest parts, such a strong couple, I love that.

deziredone, I am also very superstitious. I agree I think I'm just worried about disappointing my OH, but he is incredibly supportive. I'd just like to surprise him in the best way.

Wifelife, this is also my first! My OH is back home the day I plan to test so I have been trying to think of a creative way to let him know! Any ideas??

MrsD, I can't even imagine the amount of excitement there was when you both saw your first BFP, I can't wait to have that feeling! I thought about telling my OH with an early dad Christmas card (he knows I get really excite about Christmas so it would be strange to receive an early one, haha) and then watch him work out why he has a dad card!

Mrs.s, group chat is a great idea! Would be nice to put a face to a name to!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on November 08, 2016, 10:26:08 AM
Yes it would lol does anyone else have instagram?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on November 08, 2016, 11:23:23 AM
Good morning, ladies. I do not have an instagram.
Wifelife, waiting is probably the best decision, but it's so hard to count down those last few days!
MrsD, sorry to hear you also have a cold. Hopefully both you and Wifelife will get to feeling well soon. When is your dr apt?
Nkap, I agree. Not having clear symptoms doesn't mean you can't be pregnant. I only tested when I was pregnant the first time because my usual spotting stopped instead of turning into AF.
Caprice, I think the card idea is a good one. I'm kind of a card freak, and that's basically how I told my husband the first time. It was June, so I gave him a Father's Day card. It was actually just one of those generic "for my husband" cards (I bought it before I tested which was 2 days after the Holliday), and I wrote inside something like "I know this card is a bit late, but I still figured you should have a Father's Day card since you're going to be one." Worked great.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on November 08, 2016, 02:43:42 PM
MrsD, thank you for that advice. I just went and checked all my info and my LP has been 11 days for my past 4 cycles. If I o'd on the day I was suppose to based on ovia then I would currently be 10 dpo. I'm never really sure when I O as I don't use opks. I'm really trying to hold off until Monday to test. Ovia has AF predicted to show on Saturday. This stuff is confusing when your period has jumped around.

Caprice, I'm not really sure yet. I've tried not to think about it bc I don't like getting my hopes up. But I think I may write a cute note and attach it to the test for him to see when he walks into our room after work. (He works nights) Fingers crossed AF doesn't show for you. :)

Nkap, your right. We are all still in this at least until AF shows. Fingers crossed she doesn't.

MrsS, I'm sorry. I don't have Facebook or instagram. I use to, but deleted them both a while back.

Justpeachy, your right. We will be testing back to back. :) Fingers crossed for us.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on November 08, 2016, 06:20:21 PM
My goodness, lots happening here
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on November 08, 2016, 06:29:25 PM
Aaah keep losing my typing
Caprice, Just peachy I would probably tell my partner with the hpt with a card and see his reaction.     Think that's as much the joy as well.
This month we are going away a few days after AF is due to his mates 40th then in December to his family for Christmas so will be hard to keep from them all if AF doesn't show.   Thinking partner won't be able to keep quiet being his first. 
Yes too right Nkap we are all still in until she does show.   Hopefully not. 
Baby dust to you all close to testing.    It's great having all you positive ladies to talk to, keeps me sane. 

Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Capriceee97 on November 08, 2016, 09:25:13 PM
I've also thought about getting things with the word 'baby' in it and give them to him throughout the day until he realises, for example give him jelly babies, or play songs with the word baby repeated.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: deziredone on November 08, 2016, 10:04:58 PM
Wow! I agree wifelife, this forum has grown so much and it's great! Just hard to remember who said what lol. Maybe you having the cold could be a positive sign for you and justpeachy!  Hope you both feel better soon!!!

I agree with Nkap, until AF comes don't count yourself out and test after expected AF just so there is less disappointment. I know it's hard but that what we are all here for.

Mrs.S I'm in Winchester VA not by choice lol work brought me here but it isn't bad just get super cold and I don't like the cold lol.

Good luck to all the ladies waiting. Baby dusting to all. ladies who are getting close to fertile week get some good bding in. I too want to hear some good news soon!!!

Oh love the card reveal idea for the hubbies and OH.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on November 08, 2016, 10:07:14 PM
I'm in Norfolk
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on November 08, 2016, 10:28:43 PM
Dezire, I hope it's a good sign. :)
There's so many of us in here now we have to be about due for someone to get a BFP. I hope we all start getting them and can all be bump buddies. Haha. Hope everyone is having a nice evening.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Chelsey on November 09, 2016, 04:07:24 AM
Hi ladies I know this isn't the most recent thread. I'm TTC came off the pill last month and had my first AF. I would love to be BFP before Christmas. Also looking for someone to share the steps and emotions with
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Chelsey on November 09, 2016, 04:10:39 AM
Also this is our first time trying! So haven't a clue what to look out for with OP :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on November 09, 2016, 04:50:43 AM
Welcome to the group Chelsey, and the crazy journey of TTC! We have a great group of very supportive ladies here.
My best advice for you just starting out is to get to know your cycle and your body. Also, this app isn't the most accurate infertile window imo, I would suggest downloading ovia. It will help you with lots of info on ttc and you can track lots of different symptoms etc to help you drill down on when you are due to O.
Any questions, I'm sure everyone here would be happy to help answer them :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on November 09, 2016, 06:46:46 AM
Welcome Chelsea.. Happy to have you. And Welcome to the ttc journey. I too am trying for our first. It's an emotional roller coaster, but know that the end result will be worth it.

To my understanding, the first period you get after BC is a withdrawal bleed? So you'll have to track your period for a few months to see if it become regular. Until then, your ovulation date may be a little out of whack and difficult to track. Just try to be patient.

I've been trying for 8 months now. HAvent given up hope yet, as it could take a healthy couple up to two years to get pregnant. Hoping that's not the case for any of us! Any questions, let us know!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on November 09, 2016, 06:47:12 AM
Sorry, I spelled your name wrong, Chelsey
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Capriceee97 on November 09, 2016, 09:10:37 AM
Hello ladies!
How is everyone today?
AF arrived this morning, going in to day 4 of AF being late I thought I may have had a BFP by the weekend.

Welcome Chelsey, I hope you've got all the advice you need from these lovely ladies, I'd love to offer some myself but I am also just starting to figure this out, haha!

Goodluck to everyone getting ready to test!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on November 09, 2016, 10:39:41 AM
Good morning, ladies.
Caprice, sorry to hear AF arrived. What a terrible tease! :-(
Chelsey, welcome. I agree with what Nkap said. First bleed off bc is a withdrawal, not a real period and, unfortunately, it can take up to a year for your body to adjust and for your cycle to regulate after coming off bc. That being said, if you bd regularly (2-3 times a week) you can have a good chance of conceiving without a regular cycle. Good luck!
I can't remember much else of what was said, so wishing all of you other ladies wellness and lots of luck wherever you're at in your journeys.
My body has got me very confused at this time. I am bleeding lightly (more than what I would call spotting but not anything like AF), but this morning my breasts are firm, swollen and sort of ache. I'm not sure whether to be disappointed or hopeful...
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on November 09, 2016, 02:58:22 PM
Sorry to hear AF arrived Caprice :(
Hopefully she goes again quickly so you can start again.
Just Peachy, that sounds exactly like what I had around CD21. I now think it could've been when I ovulated (though I've never had that when I ov before) or the shortest cycle, and lightest period I've ever had which would be weird. Our bodies do strange things under stress. What CD are you?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on November 09, 2016, 03:44:44 PM
23, I think. AF is due for me Monday. I normally have some spotting the week leading up to my AF, but I feel like this bleeding is different from what I usually have. Figured it meant AF was coming early, but then the breast changes this morning really threw me off. So now I don't know what's up
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on November 09, 2016, 06:34:11 PM
Chelsey, welcome to the group. Try to remain positive as this can be a long journey. We are all here for you. It's an emotional process.

Sorry to hear af showed caprice. :( treat yourself to something you enjoy. Hopefully af passes quickly and you can get on to starting a new cycle. :)

justpeachy, maybe it's a good sign. My left breast is a little achy, but Im thinking it's from being sick. Hopefully these are signs that your bfp is around the corner. :) I've heard that some people bleed lightly when they are in fact pregnant. Fingers crossed for you. 

CD 27 for me. No sign of Af yet and no symptoms either.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on November 09, 2016, 07:59:41 PM
Wifelife, I really hope they will be good signs. I'm just scared to be too hopeful, especially with bleeding but don't want to give up hope just yet either. Good to hear you still have no sign of AF. Hopefully it'll stay that way, and you'll get to see your bfp this month!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on November 09, 2016, 08:06:29 PM
Justpeachy, I know how you feel. Part of me hates to be so hopeful that I am bc I don't want to get my hopes up, but I hate to be so negative too. It's hard to find a middle ground.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on November 10, 2016, 01:58:23 AM
I'm off to the doctors now ladies! Wish me luck.. or at least answers! :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on November 10, 2016, 03:31:35 AM
Ok, so.. I did another test at the Drs which was negative (which I pretty much expected) she wants me to go and get a blood test tomorrow and results will be back Monday. She has given me a form for an ultrasound pending results of the bloods which will test a few things including hcg and progesterone but she did say stress can obviously have a huge impact on your cycle so it may just be that. It feels good be proactively doing something about it though :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on November 10, 2016, 03:31:41 AM
Good luck MrsD. I'm heading to bed, but hope to read good results in the morning. :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Capriceee97 on November 10, 2016, 08:14:18 AM
Fingers crossed for you results MrsD!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on November 10, 2016, 09:34:49 AM
Caprice, sorry to hear AF showed. Don't be down about it.. You have to mentally prepare for the potential of this journey being a long one. It's something I wish I did when I first started trying. I thought it would happen In 1-3 months, because my mom conceived that way with all of her kids. So hang in there and remain positive, because stress will really throw things off.

Wifelife, happy that AF hasn't showed yet for you! Hopefully we can keep that going and get a positive over here !

Mrsd, so glad you went to the doctors and are getting some answers. It really helps to put your mind at ease and remain positive during this process.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on November 10, 2016, 04:36:14 PM
MrsD, glad to hear your doctor ordered a blood test. Hopefully you get some answers as to what's going on. Keep us updated. Like nkap said, it's nice for at least peace of mind.

Thanks Nkap, I hope so too. I'm tempted to test today, but fighting the urge and trying to hold off till Monday. Hope all is well with you. 
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on November 10, 2016, 07:28:46 PM
If I were you I would hold off. You can do it! I'm doing well. I contemplated buying opk's last night and last minute decided against it. Really don't want to stress about it. I've been doing every other day or sometimes two days in a row so I feel like no matter what my bases are covered. Really really really hoping for a positive this month. Husband is really talking about it now. It would be nice for us since we are born truly in a place of wanting it. He wants to be able to announce at Christmas lol. Hope we can.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on November 10, 2016, 10:21:27 PM
Nkap, that's great. You guys are doing everything in your power. Yay! Aww Thats sweet that your husband is really wanting this more then ever. My husband has been the same way. I understand wanting to announce at Christmas bc I too want so badly to announce it at Christmas. It's my fav holiday. We even got married in December so we could have a Christmas wedding so it would be perfect to announce a baby at Christmas too. I'm still holding off testing, but I keep pushing back those feelings that I may actually be. Ugh these few days are going by so slow.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on November 10, 2016, 10:58:37 PM
Welcome Chelsey, it's always good to have people to talk to through the journey. 
Shame AF showed Caprice and after the wait too.
It's always hard finding that middle ground wifelife, but being here helps.
Mrs D hope the tests at the doctors go well.   I was glad when mine suggested I get mine bloods done. Next one on Monday to test progesterone and that I O this month.
The last few days are hard to not test just peachy but you will do it.
Nkap that would be awesome finding out around Christmas.   
I talked to my partner as I'll be testing just before we head to Brisbane, and asked if he wanted to know before,  haha should have known he'd say yes.    The waiting is hard.   At least I have to get my bloods done in between. 
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: deziredone on November 10, 2016, 11:55:20 PM
Caprice sorry AF showed up, hoping she leaves quickly so you can get back to ttc.

Chelsey welcome! You have a great group of ladies here. I've also heard from a few friends that you're most prime to get pregnant right after getting off BC, so just continue to BD every other day until you figure out your cycle. I also use ovia app since you can track more symptoms unlike this app. It's also my 1st time and I've been ttc 5 months now.

Wifelife and just peachy I'm crossing my fingers for you both. Soon enough someone should be getting that BFP here!!!

Mrs.S, I used to be in Newport News from 2008-2015. I actually miss the hampton roads area.

Baby dust to all!!! xoxo
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on November 11, 2016, 06:49:06 AM
Oh wifelife and just peachy, I am so anxious for you! I have everything crossed. So something fun over the weekend to take your mind off it.

So my bloods came back negative, which I expected but there was still that tiny bit of hope, you know? I'm not really sure what to do next...

Dutchie, how often are you getting bloods done? My dr commented today that my progesterone was low but that could just be because I am after ovulation. This strange cycle has really confused things for me. As if ttc isn't hard enough, I don't even know when to try now or even if I'm ovulating now.. :| no AF means no Ov right? Pretty frustrated right now.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on November 11, 2016, 08:38:06 AM
Justpeachy and wifelife, I'm really positive for you both! I know it's hard not to get your hopes up. There's nothing wrong with herringbone excited about the possibly. Part of what was exciting deciding to ttc was that we were so excited to dream about what it would be like when we finally got that positive. Each month that's what keeps me going. Maybe being positive about the possibility is what our bodies need! Sorry. I know that's corny lol but I try to think completely positive during this stressful situation. Hoping AF holds out for you both.

And Mrsd, that is super frustrating. So sorry that your stuck in this limbo. If I was in your shoes I guess I would just bd regularly to make sure my bases were covered for when your body does regulate itself. It will happen. Don't lose hope. The more you stress about it , the worse things become.

Meanwhile, I'm over here hearing baby announcements left and right. I'm always very happy for people but it makes me sad too. It's happening right away for people and I just can't understand why it's taking so longn for me. Also im switching up my method. I've always read conflicting info about how often to bd. I read something last night that says bd'inf every day of your fertile window could ONLY increase your chances because the sperm is always new and you're assuring that there is always sperm in the Fallopian tubes. Also read that starting to bd 6 days before your most fertile day gives you your best shot. I don't think I'm in my fertile week yet. Should be moving into it over the weekend but we have started bd'ing long ago and plan to as often as we can. I really want this to be my month. It's my goal.

Baby dust to all. We can do this! 
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on November 11, 2016, 11:44:33 AM
Hi, ladies,
MrsD, sorry to hear about your test results. Didn't you say you had O symptoms a week or so ago? Maybe your AF will show soon, and you can get back to a regular cycle.
Nkap, sounds like you're doing all the right things. I hope your luck has changed this month, and you will finally get your bfp.
Wifelife, how's it going? Still no sign of AF I hope?
I have apparently stopped bleeding this morning, which is exactly what happened when I got pregnant with my son in 2014. So my hopes are sky high right now, but I'm kinda terrified that AF might show yet. It's going to be a looooong weekend for me. Lol.
Hope you all have a lovely weekend, and sending baby dust all around!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on November 11, 2016, 03:03:34 PM
MrsD, I'm sorry your test came back negative, but like justpeachy said if you had O symptoms a few weeks back, Af could be very near. Then you'll be onto your next cycle and back to trying. :)

Nkap, i hate when that happens. I just had a very close person to me announce a pregnancy. I am happy for them, but it still sucks when I want this so bad. Your right there is nothing wrong with getting excited. I like to think of what they will look like and stuff. :) I think I'll do the same if AF shows as you plan. It sure won't hurt.

Justpeachy, it would be so hard not to get excited at this point. Ahhh I'm excited and anxious for you to find out. Everything is looking good for you so far. :)

I'm on cd29, still no af and no symptoms of her arrival yet. Ovia has me predicted to start tomorrow so we will see. Thank you all so much for the positivity and baby dust. I'm getting close to finding out. Ahhhh!!!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on November 11, 2016, 05:03:47 PM
Hoping that AF doesn't show wifelife and Justpeachy, be great to hear a bfp soon.
Mrs D, I thought the same AF means you O, but unfortunately it's not the case.    This is the first month of blood tests.   I was lucky in the for the last 2 yrs I had to go to the gyno / ob for smear tests.   He always asks about contraception however this time said no, as we are trying.   Cos of my age he got me doing bloods straight away.   I am doing them cd 7 and 21.   Day 7 tests that the hormone, estrogone (E2) is being released that talks to the body to release an egg.    When I got that result it was good.   He confirmed I wasn't menopausal and the level was 309 which he said was normal.  did Google search and normal range is 20-400.   
The next test is to see if I O and also progesterone.    The progesterone level is confirming that the body is capable of sustaining a pregnancy.    It is important that test is done 7po / 7 days before AF.     I know Monday is 7dpo as I also do the clear blue opk.    I don't stress too much when I do them, I find it makes it easier as I then know when I'm high and peak as it tests the hormone.
Good luck with the testing and any queries just ask.    I have a friend that went through it all years ago.   
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on November 11, 2016, 05:44:56 PM
Thanks for the support ladies. It is definitely very frustrating. I'm such a control freak too so I hate the unknown and as much as I want to be able to take the 'we'll just bd every other day' approach I hate how imprecise that is, which actillay will probably make me more stressed haha. Also, my hubby and I both work really busy jobs and long hours so I think that could be hard to keep up every other day for 3 weeks of the month! He really doesn't get it either which is probably frustrating me more. He's so blasé and relaxed about it. I'm thinking I might use clearblue every day so at least I know for certain when I'm in my window and when I've ovulated. That way we can ramp up the bding during my window and I won't have all the stress and confussion this cycle has caused my having no idea when i o'd.
Sorry.. that was long.. I needed to vent haha. Thanks ladies!

And just peachy and wifelife I know how hard it is not to get excited but at least you are realistic about it potentially being negative. If think it's ok to allow yourself to say 'what if I am' if it helps you hold out to test haha. Are you both testing Monday? X
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on November 12, 2016, 01:13:42 AM
Ahhhhh so excited for you both, wifelife and Justpeachy!! Praying AF stays away!!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on November 12, 2016, 10:30:23 AM
AF showed her ugly face two days early this time
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on November 12, 2016, 11:07:49 AM
Boo, that stinks MrsS. Sorry to hear that. On to the next month though. Fresh start!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on November 12, 2016, 11:22:17 AM
Yes! Gotta stay positive my cramps were so severe this time I was curled into a ball crying because of how bad it hurt my cramps are so severe it sent me into the hospital 3 times this past year but the doctors can't find ANYTHING wrong with me and it makes me mad
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on November 12, 2016, 02:55:20 PM
MrsD and Dutchie, I know both of you are going through a hard time with all of this testing, but I just wanted to tell you both that your in my prayers. Try to stay positive, your doing everything you can and it will all be worth it in the end.

MrsS, sorry to hear about Af. :( Also sorry to hear about your cramps. Have you tried heating pads and elevating your feet? I too get horrid cramps. So bad that they keep me home some days.

Nkap, I'm really hoping this is my month. Only a few more days to go.

Oh and I forgot who asked, but I'm planning to test Monday. I believe Justpeachy is going to test Monday or Tuesday. :) Sorry I haven't been on much. I'm trying to keep busy these last few days to keep my mind off of it. Lol
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on November 12, 2016, 03:11:55 PM
Heat pads don't really work for me anymore the only thing that helps is when Stephen massages my lower back pain medication a hot bath and a nap other than that nothing works for me
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on November 13, 2016, 02:52:12 AM
Here's hoping some positive news wifelife and ms peachy.  Waiting in anticipation for you two.   
Thanks wifelife,I actually feel at ease with the test as the outcomes have been positive.
It's good to vent Mrs D that's why where here to help where we can.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on November 13, 2016, 11:07:52 AM
Wifelife, Justpeachy... Anything? Still no AF. Cannot wait!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on November 13, 2016, 01:37:24 PM
Hi, ladies. My AF has arrived. Hope yours is still holding off, Wifelife. Would love to see you get your bfp in the morning. :-)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on November 13, 2016, 02:55:51 PM
So sorry to hear Justpeachy :( you're time will come. Stay positive! It seems that you are already.

Wifelife.. Still praying for you!

This app says my ovulation day is today. Which I know isnt true. But it's pretty darn close. Just started seeing ewcm last night and my bd'ing has been in full swing since last week. Really trying to maximize my window.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on November 13, 2016, 03:18:20 PM
Hello everyone, AF has shown up for me this morning. :( Onto a new cycle.

Sorry to hear yours also showed justpeachy. Make sure to treat yourself to something. I will definitely be having a drink tonight. :)

Nkap, that's great. Keep it up. I hope this is your month. :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Capriceee97 on November 13, 2016, 04:47:55 PM
Hiya ladies! Soo many messages! I just want to say I'm wishing you the best of luck! Looking forward to hopefully hearing some good news soon!!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on November 13, 2016, 05:21:17 PM
Had me a couple drinks last night and a yummy Margarita today. I was treating myself lol
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on November 13, 2016, 06:34:43 PM
Sorry to hear AF showed Justpeachy and wifelife.   
Glad your getting heaps of BDing Nkap.     
Gotta do a little some thing for yourself Mrs S.    I went and got my hair cut and coloured on Sat, been 3 months since I did and with a few trips to Brisbane the next few weeks had to look my best.   
Had a funny chat with partner on the weekend, we were talking baby names, which we have never done before.   And he was so encouraging and said it'll happen.      Had my cd21 bloods this morning, have to say wasn't one of the better blood test as felt it.     Will get the results Wednesday, hopefully good.   Makes the last 7 days in tww a bit easier. 
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: deziredone on November 13, 2016, 06:50:32 PM
Justpeachy I'm sorry AF showed her face. I hope symptoms aren't too bad for you this month and that she leaves quickly so you can get move on to the next cycle.

Wifelife anything yet? I'm so excited for you and keeping my fingers crossed.

Mrs.S I hope you feel better soon. I hate when cramps are horrible. That's usually me every month.

Nkap, I'm hopeful for you as you're covering all bases. Baby dust your way and to everyone coming close to their fertile week.

I'm counting myself out this month cause OH is out on a work trip and left today. We did bd before he left but im only on cd10 so chances aren't high. I almost don't know if I O. I would always feel the O pain but I never really notice the ewcm. I'm also prone to fibroids so I'm also extremely heavy during my cycle too. I'm thinking of signing up to see if I qualify for the fibroids study. I also wonder if that's what's preventing me from conceiving. I have 3 surgeries in the past to remove the fibroids. I was told I have no scarring but since I'm just really ttc they can't test anything until after a year. I hate it cause time OH and I aren't around each other when the app says I'm O so really bd when ever we are. Everything happens for a reason and when it's meant to be it'll be my time I guess. Sorry so long, vent over. Thanks ladies!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: deziredone on November 13, 2016, 06:53:47 PM
Wifelife I'm sorry. I guess as I was typing you posted. Keep your head up. I enjoyed a few mimosas. I was really pulling for you and I know our time will come. We just have to learn to be more patient than usually. xoxo
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on November 13, 2016, 09:22:08 PM
Good evening ladies. Wifelife, so sorry to hear your AF showed as well. I guess we will really be cycle buddies this go round.
Nkap, how exciting that your approaching O, and getting lots of bd in. Heaping the baby dust your way; ready for some positive results in the group!
Dutchie, wishing you luck with the results of your test today and with the last week of your cycle! Did you come up with any good ideas for baby names? We've had ours pretty much picked out for ages. Lol
Dezire, don't get discouraged. My hubby was longhaul trucking when we were ttc the first time, and I ended up preggo the first month. You just never know when the timing might turn out just right. I also don't usually notice a big change in my cm or will notice it some months but not others, but I always get cramping for at least a couple days leading up to O and i actually used the opks a few months before we started ttc to confirm what I was feeling and get familiar with how my cycle worked. Anyways, point being, hang in there and don't let it get you down!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on November 13, 2016, 10:28:02 PM
So sorry about AF ladies. Was really hoping and praying for you both. Ugh. I feel like the months are just flying by. I'm tired of all of us saying "sorry AF showed". It's seriously about time we have a little cheer In here.

I was talking with someone this weekend about how things happen when you least expect it. I always thought that to be true. But when trying to conceive that's kind of a difficult way to look at things, since we are actively "trying" to grt pregnant. Just trying to keep us positive any way I can. I know it stinks to see AF month after month. Hope everyone is hanging in there :)

And yes. I'm Deff getting close to O. Hoping I'm doing everything right, even though I know sometimes that's not what it takes. Really hoping I can keep my hopes to a minimum during my TWW and I can keep my mind off of it.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on November 14, 2016, 01:22:08 AM
Hii ladies and thank you for all the positivity. I'm doing ok. I was a little down, but I don't want to let it get to me. AF has hit me hard this month. Causing me to throw up. I'm all shakey. No fun. Hopefully it passes soon. I hope each of you has enjoyed your weekend. Let's get to work ladies. We need some positives in this group. Haha.

Dezire, sorry OH is going to be away. Sometimes it's nice to get a break though. At least it'll probably pass by faster bc you won't have the extra stress during the tww. :)

Dutchie, I hope your test come back with good results. Keep us all updated.

Nkap, really crossing my fingers for you. I can't believe our cycles are 2 weeks apart now. We use to be cycle buddies. :( Happy to hear your keeping up with the regular bd. It does suck that we all keep saying sorry af showed. We deserve to have a bfp in this group soon. We've all been doing so well remaining positive.

Justpeachy, haha we definitely are cycle buddies. Lol At least we know we have eachother during the tww again and can test around the same time. We can keep eachother sane. Lol. I hope AF isn't being too rough on you.

If I missed anyone, I'm sorry. I would never ignore any of you girls on purpose. Hugs to all!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on November 14, 2016, 07:34:17 AM
Wow just got caught up on all the posts. Sorry about AF wifelife and just peachy :( I agree, definitely time for some bfps here ladies! There are so many of us now, surely one of will be lucky soon enough!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on November 14, 2016, 06:32:40 PM
Came up with a good boys name,  it's one of his strong names in his family, not crash hot on the female first name.    Partner has a dream last night, he put tanning solution on the baby girl, so hopefully a good sign. 
Will keep you posted on the results will get them late tomorrow afternoon then only 4 days wait to see if AF shows. 
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on November 14, 2016, 06:46:15 PM
AF ended today only lasted 3 days thank God lol hubby comes back Wednesday
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on November 15, 2016, 06:26:34 AM
Justpeachy, wifelife how's AF this month. Hopefully not too bad. Wifelife I remember you saying af has made you sick :( hope you're feeling better and that AF has been easier on you.

Anyone close to the end of their TWW or ready to test? I can't keep track anymore.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on November 15, 2016, 03:10:25 PM
Nkap, I'm feeling better now. AF has been weird. She has lasted 3-4 days the past few cycles. This month however I had one day heavy, one day of spotting and now it's pretty much gone. 2 days. Does that seem normal?

Any of you ladies have any advice? I also have zero appetite. :(
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on November 15, 2016, 06:07:52 PM
Sorry you're feeling unwell wifelife always hate getting sick.   How are you going with doctors test Mrs D, I get my blood results today, here's hoping I O'd this month.   
Nkap AF is due next Tuesday and she always comes in the morning, finding the last few days a killer.   Had some weird feeling this last week but trying to not read anything into it.   So tempted to test early, but did that the last 2 months and really want to resist the temptation. 
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on November 16, 2016, 01:25:09 AM
Just got off the phone from the gyno / obstetrician and got my results, progesterone is 63!    Which means from cd 7 and CD 21 tests, my hormones are going up as they should, I am ovulating and my body is capable of pregnancy.    He said they are normal and I did query normal in general or normal for a 40+.   He said normal for a female ttc and a lot of 40yo levels are only 20.    No hormone treatment needed and he did say come back in Jan if you aren't pregnant by then.    OMG this news is as good as getting BFP.      A few more days wait and hopefully AF shows.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on November 16, 2016, 02:11:22 AM
Oh Dutchie that is great news! Hopefully knowing that will help you stress less about everything and you will fall pregnant naturally and quickly :) I've been in Perth for work for last few days, flying home tonight. I haven't actually spoken to my Dr since getting the blood results so need to do that to see what she thinks I should do next, if anything. Technically I am now on CD48!!!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on November 16, 2016, 06:39:48 AM
Hmm wifelife that is strange. You don't think it could have been implantation? Although you said it was heavy one day. Maybe your period is just changing?

Dutchie.. What kind of feeling? Also I'm so happy your tests came back with great news!! Hopefully that takes the stress of ttc away a bit. Yay!

Idk where I am in my cycle actually. I always just follow my ewcm. Once it starts I know I'm 14-16 days out from AF. But I'm not sure if I've seem ewcm yet this cycle. I've bd'ed so much that I can't tell what's mine or what's his (sorry that was tmi). I think I'm on cd 22 now. So I should have ovulated already or nowish. Otherwise this could be another really long cycle, ugh. Either way, the bd will continue in case I haven't ovulated yet. But I've been having horrible headaches. I think it's a combo of being stressed at work and my allergies. I always get horrible headaches 

Hope everyone has a great day!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: deziredone on November 16, 2016, 08:19:14 AM
Wifelife, i agree and will take this time to get things done without having to stress on ttc. Your cycle this month does sound weird. I almost question it being implantation but from what I hear it's typically light pink then spotting and last no more than 3 days. But you said first day was heavy? Who knows but I would monitor your symptoms. For me when I say heavy...TMI...you think I was having a miscarriage so very subjective. Keep us posted.

Mrs.s glad AF is gone and you get to have hubby home today. Time for some quality time and prepping for some bding.

Nkap, where are you in your cycle, I hope AF doesn't show and you get to test soon!

I'm on cd13 downhill based on ovia but so weird that I didn't feel the usual O pain I get on either side of my pelvic area. Last month was on point. Even if I know I didn't conceived this month since OH is out of town I'm trying to figure my body and symptoms out to plan for the following month.

How is everyone else doing! Anyone else testing soon? Fingers crossed and hoping for some positives here soon! Happy hump day everyone!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on November 16, 2016, 09:33:47 AM
Good morning, ladies.
Nkap, I'm sorry to hear about your headache. I hope it will ease up soon. Do you have a plan for knowing when you might test since you have no idea when you may have ovulated or how long this cycle might be?
Dutchie, I'm glad your test results turned out so well! That's really wonderful. :-) Maybe the good results will help you get through the last few days waiting for AF.
MrsD, sorry to hear you are still waiting on cd48. That sounds very tough/discouraging. I hope your dr can give you a good course of action that may help.
MrsS, how long will your hubby be around?
Dezire, perhaps you will o a bit later this cycle of you haven't felt the twinges yet?
 Wifelife, sorry to hear you're not feeling your best and your AF had been so strange. Things have been weird for me too. I bled heavily with lots of clots the first 2 days, bled only lightly yesterday and seems to be completely gone today. (I have never had a period last less than 5 days.) Sunday night I also passed some small bits of something that was not blood or clots which has me wondering if I may have been pregnant for a minute after all, but it didn't stick. :-(
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on November 16, 2016, 12:05:42 PM
Well I found out he wont be home until this weekend next Wednesday he'll be home. This weekend he'll be home Friday Saturday and Sunday but leaves Sunday night. On Wednesday he'll be here from that day until Sunday. We were trying to get back home to his family but unfortunately we aren't going to be able to do that.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wisdomdoll on November 16, 2016, 02:12:00 PM
I'm a newbie, been trying to conceive for last 6 months.. My Doctor just prescribed me clomid.. We'll see what's happens this month!! Good luck everyone
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on November 16, 2016, 02:44:27 PM
Welcome wisdomdoll! We always enjoy having new ladies join the group :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on November 16, 2016, 03:34:48 PM
Dutchie, that's wonderful news. So happy for you that everything came back great. One less thing to worry about. Hopefully since you'll have a little less stress you'll get your bfp soon. :)
MrsD, sorry to hear you still haven't had af. I'm thinking you just skipped a period and hopefully will get af this month. Hopefully once you get home you'll have some good results from the doctor and they can help you get this all figured out.
Nkap, omg you sound just like me last cycle. Hahaha Remember I said the same thing. It's sooooo hard to tell the difference. I felt like soon as I thought his was coming to an end we would bd again. Haha I hope your headaches get better. I always have terrible allergies so I deff understand having lots of headaches. They are no fun.
Dezire, I deff wasn't that heavy and I wasn't as heavy as I normally would be. For me, it was probably more on the medium side, but idk what that would be for others. That's good that you'll be able to get some stuff done while OH is away. Maybe you are going to have a later ovulation this month? Or maybe it didn't give off any symptoms this time. Hopefully this cycle passes by fast for you.
Justpeachy, that is strange. I wonder why you had a weird period too. That is so strange about the other bits. Maybe it was a chemical pregnancy? If that's the case I'm truly sorry hun. I know that must be so hard. Are you ok?
MrsS, sorry hubby could be home today, but glad he'll be home all weekend for you to spend some time together. Also sorry you might not get to visit his family. :(
Wisdomdoll, welcome to the group. Is there a reason your doctor prescribed you clomid? It's a long journey. There is a wonderful group of ladies here.
As for me, last night I was talking to my mom about af (without telling her I'm ttc) and she told me I should take a test anything af is off. She said she had a normal period with me till she was 4 months along. She didn't even find out she was pregnant till she was a little over 3 months. She said she started to feel flutters of movement and went to the doctor for something else and when they did blood they told her. I was born 2 months too early, but I'm here. She also had her period a couple times while pregnant with my sister. Af is gone now. So I may test just to be on the safe side. I'll let you know what I decide to do.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on November 16, 2016, 08:39:28 PM
Mrs. S, sorry to hear your plans have changed. I'm sure that's disappointing. It sounds like you will still get to see your hubby a bit this weekend and over the holiday though.
Wifelife, might not be a bad idea to test if you aren't sure, especially with your mom's experience. If nothing else it can put your mind at ease over it. I also thought perhaps I'd had a chemical pregnancy, but I didn't test and I didn't go to the dr, so I don't suppose there's a way to know for certain whether it was that or something else. I'm doing alright either way though. Thank you for asking. This evening I started having light cramping and spotting again though, so maybe it's not quite over after all.
Wisdomdoll, welcome to the group!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wisdomdoll on November 16, 2016, 09:26:07 PM
Thanks ladies.. My Dr prescribe the clomid I'm assuming I Just turned 40 and I've been trying for about 6 month.. my ovaries looked good, regularly 27-28 day cycles so just in case I'm not ovulating to give me a boost, I already have 2 children, however they're older.. Me and the hubby want to try for another one
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on November 16, 2016, 11:59:46 PM
Justpeachy, I might test over the weekend. Not sure yet. But your right it may be best just so I know for sure I'm not. I'm pretty sure it was an off period but who knows.
You very well could have been pregnant and for whatever the reason it didn't stick. Idk about you, but I don't think I would want to know. I think that would be too emotional for me. That's the main reason I don't test early. I'm glad your doing ok. Just wanted to check on you and make sure. :) Maybe af isn't done with you yet. Hopefully it'll be light for you if she's back.

Wisdomdoll, oh ok that makes sense. We are happy to have you. :) I am currently ttc baby #1. We've been trying for a few months. Since about August-ish. Hoping we get our bfp soon.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on November 17, 2016, 01:34:36 AM
Welcome wisdom doll,  in a similar boat as you in regards to age.   Was surprised to read your doc put you on clomid to make sure you are ovulating in case your not.   Did they do any blood tests to see if you are?   They CD 21 tells them if you did.   Hope it goes well with the clomid. 
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: deziredone on November 17, 2016, 01:36:55 AM
Wow! There is so much to catch up on. I didn't take notes this time lol so I'm sorry but really don't mean to leave anyone behind.

First, Welcome Wisdomdoll!!! We have a great group of ladies here. Also, you can definitely over some advice to us 1st timers ttc. This is also my first time and been trying since about June.

I forgot who, but great news for the positive test from the doctor. Crossing fingers and baby dusting your way.

I'm sorry to whoever is on cd46, I'm sure it must be hard not knowing what is going on. I hope you get to see the doctor soon to get some explanation.

Mrs.S sorry to hear plans have changed with the hubby coming home but still great news that you'll get to see him even though it wasn't as planned. I hope you both will get to see his family sooner than later.

Justpeachy, that is so strange to have AF and then those bits and now spotting. I would be scratching my head and wonder the same thing. Sometimes I also wonder if I had a chemical pregnancy since I have so much huge clots as well but no way to test. It is sad to think that it didn't stick but I always just think that God knows best and I guess this time if it was a possibly pregnancy it wasn't going to be a good or healthy one so that's why the pregnancy didn't stick. Hope you feel better soon.

Wifelife I think you should test as well considering what you experience and knowing what your mom mentioned. It gives you some hope. If not at least you'll know the answer after you test. Crossing fingers!

Nkap, sorry the headaches/sinus are bad. Hope you feel better soon. I'm getting anxious for you cause you should be coming up soon. Someone needs to have a BFP on here!

I'm now having backaches and some cramping so maybe I am ovulating late which is a first to be off but maybe stress is going this to my body.

I'm hopeful for everyone and lots of baby dusting to all!!!

Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on November 17, 2016, 02:13:29 PM
Yikes a lot to comment on again. Wifelife, that's interesting about your mom bleeding for her pregnancies. In that case I would certainly be on the safe side and test just to be sure.

MrsS, sorry about Mix up of plans to see hubby. At least you do have the weekend though with him.

Wisdom doll, welcome! Always great to have new women in here. Wishing you the best of luck on your ttc journey. We are hear to help/listen, whatever you need.

Dutchie, I think you asked me where I am in my cycle. Well I'm sooooo confused. I'm on cd 24. And didn't know when I ovulated this cycle or if I even did yet. TODAY I went to pee and found some pink when I wiped. This happens to me before my period but only sometimes. Then AF comes full on a few hours later or the next day. But as you all know my cycles were much longer than normal 28 days. Like anywhere from 34-40 days the past few cycles. I don to know what to think of this pink spotting I'm having. Also has the tiniest stream of red in my discharge. Sorry for the tmi but these signs have never been part of my cycle this early. Am I getting my period at cd24? What is happening?!?!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on November 17, 2016, 03:05:17 PM
Nkap, maybe it could be implantation bleeding if you have ovulated already! Or maybe ovulation spotting? Or it could be early AF... You'll definitely have to let us know if AF turns up or what happens next!
Wifelife, make sure you keep us up to date if you decide to test and how the results turn out.
Dezire, what cd are you on now? Hopefully the crampiness you're feeling is ovulation, and it won't be too far off normal.
Good luck to all of you ladies wherever you're at in your cycles!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on November 17, 2016, 03:26:00 PM
Ahh that's so many options Justpeachy! Lolol. The spotting seems to have stopped. It could be ovulation. But I've never ever had spotting with ovulation. How common is that? I'll have to do some research.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: A93 on November 17, 2016, 03:37:39 PM
Hey am new to this thread..

I don't know where to start.. basically my period went from regular to irregular. Now i have no idea when my period is due each month. My last cycle was 44days till i came on my period again but am guessing my period time is nearly here again. 3-4days ago i woke up from sleep around 5am puking but didn't actually throw up. And I've noticed that my body temperature rises whenever i take a nap or go to sleep at night time. It gets sooo hot, feels like 200degrees. It keeps me awake all night. I've been ttc for couple of months now. Any ideas? Also one of my nipple is harder than the other and it hurts.

Forgot to mention; I've had really little spotting last night only when i wiped. It was only once and nothing came out after and i have noticed that my vaginal discharge is more than usual...

Baby dust to all!!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on November 17, 2016, 03:47:04 PM
I don't know percentages or anything for how common it is, but not rare. Happens to me pretty much every cycle usually the day after I've ovulated. It's not really a big deal as long as there isn't a lot of blood, just caused by the hormonal shift.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on November 18, 2016, 06:34:51 AM
Thanks Justpeachy. I was wondering whether it meant I already ovulated or am about to. Guess I missed it then. Before last night we bd'ed two days prior. Hopefully we did enough lol.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on November 18, 2016, 06:39:34 AM
Welcome A93. Do you know what cycle day you're on now? If your at least on cycle day 28 and experiencing these things then you might want to test. It's possible you're already pregnant.

If not, don't worry. I too have suffered from long cycles. I was having 40 days cycles the past few months, which I attribute to my insanity during the ttc process. I had to focus my attention entirely on something else and calm down a bit. My cycles did start returning back to normal. Not entirely yet though, and this month I think I'm back onto a longer cycle as I think I've just experienced ovulation symptoms around cycle day 24/25. That's super late and will bring me right around 40 days when I see AF again. Hopefully she stays away. Wishing you tons of luck.. Just be patient though. Your body will figure things out once you calm your nerves.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on November 18, 2016, 01:28:07 PM
Ladies.. My spotting has returned. It's not constant. Like yesterday was maybe one time when I went to pee and saw it. Today so far same thing.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: A93 on November 18, 2016, 01:42:07 PM
My period is irregular so i have no idea when it will arrive hence the reason why I'm not taking a pregnancy test. But am assuming it should be arriving very soon (7days) the latest i would wait then i can take a PT.

2days ago i had little pink discharge. It was kinda thick and stretchy sorry TMI but I didn't get any since then. I so badly want to test but am scared of getting disappointed again and i want to keep my mind off from it but its hard
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on November 18, 2016, 01:57:32 PM
Nkap, still could be ovulation spotting. Mine usually last throughout the day for a couple days, but my body likes to bleed :-/ Also could still be implantation bleeding depending on where you actually are in your cycle... Do you have any other symptoms? Maybe crampiness or one sided twinges? Or maybe if you went a couple days without bding you got a better idea if you were having ewcm?
A93, welcome to the group. Sorry to hear you are struggling with irregular cycles. Have they always been that way or did you come off bc recently? How long has it been since your last period?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: A93 on November 18, 2016, 02:07:04 PM
I was never on birth control, my period was always regular until one day, the first time i had sex was protected but the condom broke inside me. I took the morning after pill the next day (that time we wasn't planning for a baby)  which made my period come 1week earlier. Next 2months i still had my regular cycle but after that God knows what happened. It got so messed up to the point i lost track of my cycle. My last period ended on the 7th October and it was for 4days.. :(
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on November 18, 2016, 02:39:37 PM
Ah, I see. I don't know very much about the morning after pill but since it's hormonal to stop you ovulating I imagine it might can have some after effects that would mess with your cycle. Also, as Nkap said above, if you are stressing about the process it can make your cycles screwy. If your last period was Oct 7, that should put you around day 42 now I think. Hopefully you will be able to get an answer in the next couple of days. Good luck!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on November 18, 2016, 05:20:17 PM
I'm on CD 25. But I have no reason to believe its implantation because I have zero symptoms. My breasts are no swollen nor do they ache or hurt like they normally do after I've ovulated. I've only been having headaches. But i have so much sinus pressure so that explains that. Really just have no idea. Guess I'll wait it out?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on November 18, 2016, 05:43:25 PM
Now having definite twinges. Feels like ovulation on my right side. Which I thought would be my left side because I feel like I ovulated from my right side last month. Sorry about all the messages! Really just want to figure myself out haha.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on November 18, 2016, 06:36:18 PM
You wouldn't have any pregnancy symptoms until after implantation, so it wouldn't necessarily be ruled out, but since you are missing your usual post ovulation symptoms and having side twinges, seems like that would be the likely culprit. I'd say wait it out at least a few days even if you really thought it was implantation as it takes a bit for the hcg hormone to get built up and be detectable for the tests.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on November 18, 2016, 06:56:48 PM
Yes I agree. I don't think it was implantation. But either way I'll keep my eye out for any new happenings. Thanks for the quick replies Justpeachy!! I appreciate your input! Guess I should keep up the constant bd if it's ovulation time for me.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: A93 on November 18, 2016, 07:03:43 PM
Ah, I see. I don't know very much about the morning after pill but since it's hormonal to stop you ovulating I imagine it might can have some after effects that would mess with your cycle. Also, as Nkap said above, if you are stressing about the process it can make your cycles screwy. If your last period was Oct 7, that should put you around day 42 now I think. Hopefully you will be able to get an answer in the next couple of days. Good luck!


Well am guessing it was the morning after pill that messed up my whole cycle and i heard it can take upto a year or so to get back to normal. And no i am calm about ttc; there was a time when i was stressing over it when i was unsuccessful for months. But now i just cover the bases every month so that way am not missing out on anything and keeping my mind off this whole TTC. just got few symptoms that is unusual for me so am just focusing on my work and trying to stay positive. Thanks for the reply bdw! :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on November 18, 2016, 08:01:33 PM
Wow I missed so many post. Sorry I didn't get to help you out any Nkap. I had some family come into town yesterday and they are staying with us so I haven't had a chance to get on here.
Nkap, I'm with Justpeachy maybe it's ovulation or implantation spotting. Or maybe it's your cycle trying to get regular. Your right, that is way too many options. I wish we knew. Keep us updated. Hopefully whatever it is, it's a good sign.
Justpeachy, how are you feeling? How's your cycle?
Dezire, sorry you had a late ovulation. It's crazy the stuff that stress can do to our bodies. I swear none of it happens until you start Ttc. Lucky us. Haha
A98, I agree with the other ladies. Try to wait it out till when you "think" af might come and then test.

I haven't yet tested, but my husband and I are going out to dinner tonight and going to pick up a test on our way home so I'll be taking it tonight or tomorrow. I'm 99.9% sure it'll be negative, but I just want to be safe. We are getting back to our every other day bd starting tonight. Woo!!! Haha 

Baby dust to all and I hope you all have a great weekend. 
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on November 19, 2016, 12:47:49 PM
I tested late last night after dinner and got a negative. No biggie. Just wanted to be safe.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Gemf25 on November 19, 2016, 01:03:07 PM
Sorry to hear that wifelife
Sending u baby dust xx
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: deziredone on November 19, 2016, 02:51:20 PM
Welcome A93! Hope you find some answers soon. I know it's hard to wait around to test. We're here to help keep your mind off things.

Nkap, sorry the headaches are crazy.  I hope you find out soon what all these craziness are that's been happening to your body. I'm anxious for you too.

I'm on CD16 and never felt the normal twinges on either side like I usually feel when I O. It was just back cramps and I too have been having headaches.

How are you Wifelife/justpeachy? Have you ladies tested?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: deziredone on November 19, 2016, 02:54:53 PM
Wifelife, I'm sorry it was a bfn. At least you know and you can get back to bding. It looks like we are always typing around the same time as I ask you a question then when I post you've already answered it lol.

Baby dust to all!!!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on November 19, 2016, 08:13:45 PM
Nkap, I'm happy to help if I can. :-) definitely keep up the bd, and hopefully this will be the month it will pay off!
A93, definitely sounds like it would have been the morning after pill that got your cycles messed up. Maybe the symptoms you're feeling are a good sign, and you won't have to wait for things to straighten out.
Wifelife, sorry to hear it ended up being a bfn after all. Now you can proceed to the next cycle without any more wondering though. Good luck with the bd this cycle!
Dezire, it's odd that you haven't had your ovulation twinges, but maybe you still ovulated and just didn't feel it for some reason this cycle.
My AF (or whatever) seems to be over. I haven't had any bleeding since Tuesday, but I still have cramps on and off and have been having some nausea. It's making me a bit nervous. My dr has told me she suspects I have endometriosis, and I'm concerned that having symptoms during this part of my cycle may mean it's getting worse
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: deziredone on November 20, 2016, 08:22:26 PM
Justpeachy, I'm glad the bleeding has stopped but sorry you are still cramping. Sorry to hear about the possible endometriosis. Will you be getting some follow-ups soon to find out if you do have them or not?

I'm prone to fibroids so I'm always monitoring my symptoms. Usually my period will last 6-8 days long and heavy from days 3-5. For whatever reason, maybe stress, who knows this past cycle I was just off. Total of 5 days and day 1 and day 5 were light. I'm definitely not complaining on the short cycle and light days but just not normal for me. So I'm scratching my head lol.

I hope you all had a great weekend. Here's to a short week as we look forward to Thanksgiving.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on November 20, 2016, 09:42:29 PM
Sorry to hear about your test wifelife. 
Welcome A, must be hard having regular cycle then it becoming regular, hopefully it will sort out soon.
AF due to arrive for me tomorrow, thankfully had to do an emergency trip 4 1/2 hrs drive to no where and work the weekend and got home to minor drama,  so took my mind off it .   Hope everyone is doing well
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on November 21, 2016, 01:13:05 AM
Dezire, haha I know right? We always respond at the same time. Very weird you didn't feel your normal twinges, but maybe they were just a lot more subtle this month for some reason. Hope all is going well.
Gem, thank you. I figured it would be negative, but just wanted to be on the safe side.
Justpeachy, oh no. Sorry to hear your still cramping and possibly endometriosis. Are you going to tell your doctor of your new symptoms and get some more testing done? As far as this months cycle, any new strategy or plan?
Dutchie, so sorry to hear about the emergency trip and minor drama, but glad to hear it at least kept your mind busy. Keep us updated about af.
Nkap, how's your cycle coming along? Anything new?

Husband and I are back bding every other day. Shouldn't enter my fertile week till about Saturday. Hope you all have a wonderful week.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on November 21, 2016, 01:49:53 AM
My weekend went to shit husband and I argued when he got home and on Saturday it was over little stuff. I think I ovulated when I wiped it was slippery stretchy and it was clear. I have no clue if I did or not hubby and I bd on Friday and Saturday. So hopefully this is my month. Just gotta wait til AF shows her ugly face I'm on cd 4
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on November 21, 2016, 05:10:37 AM
Oh ladies, I'm so sorry I have totally abandoned you the last week! Just caught up on everything and not even going to try and respond to all of it. But know that I have caught up on where you all are and will try and keep up from here! Haha. I was so hoping in all of that there would be a BFP but sadly not! :(

No news here, cd53 and still waiting it out! Dr is repeating my bloods this week and if nothing I will go for an ultrasound to see if that gives any answers.

Baby dust to all! X
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on November 21, 2016, 11:40:20 AM
Dezire, sorry to hear you've struggled with fibroids. I'm sure that's not any fun. My periods are shorter and lighter than they were before I had my son, but I have been getting pain/cramps and spotting through more and more of my cycle. I don't think I'm going to go back to the dr though. They confirm endometriosis with surgery and since there are always risks with surgery and sometimes the scar tissue can end up causing more problems I'm not willing to do that as long as the pain isn't unbearable and I manage to get pregnant again.
Wifelife, glad you're getting some good bd time in. Can't start too early. I don't really have a strategy. We just kind of bd when it's convenient, try to hit close to ovulation and hope for the best. I am hoping we may be able to get an extra bd session or two in this week for a better chance since I will most likely o by or before Sunday. I sent my hubby an article the other day about male fertility and why it's important to keep the swimmers fresh. He definitely read it and took it at least somewhat to heart because he only had one drink all weekend. Wasn't really the main point of the article, but it can't hurt.
Mrs. S, sorry to hear you and the hubby have been fighting. That's always tough. Hopefully you'll get things smoothed out for his next visit.
Dutchie, I'm sorry your life has been so hectic the last few days but glad it kept your mind off the waiting. It's almost over!
MrsD, I hope your dr will be able to get something figured out for you soon!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on November 21, 2016, 02:47:16 PM
Justpeachy, I don't blame you at all. If I was able to deal with it I wouldn't have surgery either. I've actually needed surgery on my ankle since high school and I still haven't done it bc I don't feel it's worth it. That's great that you hubby took the article seriously. I can't believe we're already so close to our fertile window again. :)
MrsD, I'm so sorry to hear your still waiting. I really hope the doctors are able to get you some answers soon.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on November 21, 2016, 03:55:21 PM
Wifelife, the first few weeks always seem to go by so quickly, then that last one just crawls by. Lol. Surgery scares me quite a bit. I'd definitely rather avoid it if I can.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on November 21, 2016, 04:29:26 PM
Oh well not my month this month, AF arrived right on schedule this morning.   
Ok have a question as I use opk and I know O should happen 14 days prior AF.   AF normally every Tues occasionally We'd. 
On the opk I get a flashing face (high fertility) is a rise in estrogone and is recommended to BD from this time on until solid face (peak fertility) / O happens and if it does
Solid flashing face appears when LH surge is detected and about before 24-36 hrs before egg released
Solid flashing face appears, last month Sunday 6th Nov, month before Sat 8th Oct.   so would that mean O happens on the Monday night/ Tues morn?       
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: deziredone on November 21, 2016, 09:25:58 PM
Dutchie sorry AF arrived. I'm also sorry I can't help you with your question. I've never used opk so I'm clueless there. I'm sure the other ladies can help and I can learn for future reference. I hope AF Isn't too bad and leaves quickly this month.

Wifelife you're onto a great start with the bding.

Nkap where are you in your cycle? Close to testing I hope?
 
MrsS sorry you and hubby had an argument but even with that glad you guys got to bd!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: deziredone on November 21, 2016, 09:32:43 PM
MrsD I hope you get some news from the doctor soon, cd53 is long. When I was dealing with my fibroids I'd hope for long days like those where I didn't care if AF showed up cause I probably bled enough for 5 women in a lifetime. I do know when ttc though not knowing what it going on with your body makes us all anxious. Like Wifelife mentioned seems like our body goes crazy once we are ttc. lol

Justpeachy I don't blame not having surgery. As long as you can deal with the pain then I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you. I've had 3 surgeries already to remove the fibroids. I just couldn't take the long days. I even went two months long with AF around. Luckily I've been told no scarring but who knows.

Baby dust to all and crossing fingers for those close to testing!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on November 21, 2016, 10:30:57 PM
Oh boy ladies.. So sorry for everyone's troubles.  I'm not big on surgery so I'm with you all in avoiding if possible.

Justpeachy and wifelife.. That's so nice that you guys have cycled up haha. It's nice to have someone in the same stage as you.

MrsS, sorry you're arguing with hubby. Hope it all works out soon.

Yikes I can't remember any more than that. Except I know dezire asked me where I was in my cycle. I'm on cd 28. Not really sure where I stand though. That spotting last week seemed to be a sign of ovulation but I think I'm just starting to see ewcm now... Days later. I'm very confused this cycle.  Idk if AF is due in a few short days or I still have a TWW. So I'm just continuing to bd because I don't want to miss anything. I truly feel that I had about another 12 ish days though. Don't ask why.. Literally pulled that number from the sky. But Either way, I'm really hopeful this month.

Hoping everyone is doing well. Enjoy bd'ing and baby dust to all!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on November 21, 2016, 11:36:44 PM
Sorry to hear your argument Mrs S, we had similar thing on Sunday after I got home from work.   
Mrs D,  must be hard having the long cycles.
Dezerie, I'm fortunate with AF, don't get any signs of her, no cramping, headaches, can be a curse at time cos you don't know when she'll arrive, luckily since being off bc cycles are like clockwork.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on November 22, 2016, 12:26:13 AM
Everything is ok now we got everything situated it was just me being a bitch a bit. Again I don't know if I ovulated or not yesterday it was slippery stretchy and clear so could it be that I did?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on November 22, 2016, 06:34:02 AM
Oh and dutchie sorry to hear AF arrived. Hope it goes by quick!! You'll be trying again in no time. Hopefully as the holidays are near we are all so busy that we forget to care about our cycles haha.

MrsS idk if that means you've ovulated exactly yesterday. Usually I get 5 days worth of stretchy cm. I believe I ovulate somewhere towards the end of those days. It's certainly a sign of being fertile. When was your last period over?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: A93 on November 22, 2016, 01:36:43 PM
Miss out alot, tried to keep my head off things. Anyways thank you ladies for your lovely support.

I have no sign of AF yet however i do get cramps here and there for the past 2days that makes me feel like I'm gonna start. But still nothing. Am on cycle day 46. Am not really surprised coz my previous cycle was 44days and that's the reason am waiting it out to see if my period shows up although am soo tempted to test! But am fed up of the negatives so am just tryna stay positive.

KEEP CALM & SAVE MONEY haha
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on November 22, 2016, 03:36:19 PM
Oh and dutchie sorry to hear AF arrived. Hope it goes by quick!! You'll be trying again in no time. Hopefully as the holidays are near we are all so busy that we forget to care about our cycles haha.

MrsS idk if that means you've ovulated exactly yesterday. Usually I get 5 days worth of stretchy cm. I believe I ovulate somewhere towards the end of those days. It's certainly a sign of being fertile. When was your last period over?
My last period was on the 12th and ended on the 14th it was actually supposed to start on the 14th but she came two days early
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on November 23, 2016, 05:48:58 AM
Hi ladies,

Mrs S - I think slippery and stretchy sound like O. Is that normal for you around O? Everyone is different so you just need to work out what is normal for you.

Dutchie- so sorry AF arrived. Your question about opk got me a bit confused but I think it's really hard to try and work out the day like you are. I think as long as you are doing to opk every month and are continually getting the flashing and solid smileys then bd lots during that time should give you a great chance.

Nkap- your confusing cycle sounds so much like mine! My weird spotting, think maybe AF was coming really early. Then it stopped, then I thought maybe I was ovulating. I know how confusing it is. My advice is to try not to play the guessing game. It just sends you more crazy.

A- you might be in for a few long cycles coming off bc.

Dezire- the issues you've been through with the fibroids sound horrible. I'm hating my long cycle but I'm sure that would be much much worse! What were your symptoms to have that diagnosed?

My 2nd lot of bloods came back and I have a high level of prolactin which is the hormone responsible for supporting breastfeeding (go figure!?)
I have to have an ultrasound now. Not really sure what they are looking exactly as I haven't seen my dr (just spoken to the nurse who gave me the blood results) but thanks to some DR Google-ing I read that high prolactin can cause irregular cycles or missed periods so that would explain a lot!
Does anyone know anything about it?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: A93 on November 23, 2016, 08:38:19 AM
MrsD, I was never on birth control...
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on November 23, 2016, 12:19:55 PM
Dutchie, sorry to hear your AF arrived. I'm afraid I can't help with your opk question. I don't really know how those work, but I agree with whichever of the ladies said just bd plenty when you are getting flashing/solid smileys and your chances should be good.
Dezire, sounds like your fibroid struggles were terrible, and I don't blame you for having the surgeries. Glad they said there's no scarring.
A93, how long are you planning to wait to test. I know you said your last cycle was 44 days. Was that the longest cycle you've had so far?
MrsD, prolactin can definitely stop your cycling. That's why breastfeeding mommas don't usually start back to cycling soon after baby. I'm not really sure what would cause your prolactin levels to be so high if you are not breastfeeding though. Seems like I read somewhere that thyroid issues might cause something like that. Hopefully your dr will find you some answers real soon whatever is causing it.

Lots of luck and baby dust to all of you lovely ladies!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: A93 on November 23, 2016, 12:39:41 PM
JustPeachy, sorry i got it mistaken. My previous cycle was actually 59days (I accidentally counted it from the day I stopped my period till i was expecting my next). Thats like once in 2months?? :O And yeah that was my longest cycle. I don't want to test yet, am starting to lose my hope with ttc :'(
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on November 23, 2016, 01:18:29 PM
I just read all of your post. There's too many for me to answer everyone, but I'm all caught up. So sorry I haven't been on. We had a family member recently move in with us and between that and getting ready for thanksgiving I've had a lot going on. I've actually lost 4 pounds bc I've been so busy. No complaints here.
A- I'm sure your weird cycles have to do with the morning after pill. It's a long process, but it'll get better.
MrsD, I don't know much about that,but I'm happy that the doctor has at least found something and your headed in the right direction to getting better. :)
Dutchie, I've never used opks so I have no idea. I wish I could help. :(
MrsS, we all have our arguments with our significant others. It happens. Glad to hear all is better now. :)
Nkap, where are you at now? Any symptoms? Do you still feel like you have a while till AF? I'm sending so much baby dust your way. I hope this is your month. Our cycles use to be so close.
Justpeachy, how are you feeling? Any better? When does your fertile week start?
Dezire, so sorry to hear about the fibroids, that sounds horrible. Glad you got them taken care of and there is no scarring. That's great news. :) How's your cycle?

I think I responded to everyone. If I missed any of you, I'm truly sorry.  I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving with your loved ones.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on November 23, 2016, 02:26:49 PM
Aw, A93, I'm sorry. That is a very long cycle. :-/ Don't get discouraged though. Your body will get everything sorted eventually. How long has it been since you took the morning after pill?
Wifelife, I'm feeling alright. I should be in my fertile week now. Having a little extra crampiness and stringy discharge. Pretty sure I'll ovulate in the next few days, maybe tomorrow or Friday. I was hoping my hubby would be up for bd last night and we could try every other day all week, but he wasn't feeling it so hoping the holiday makes a difference, and he'll be in the mood tonight since there's no work tomorrow. How are you getting along? Any signs of ovulation? Sounds like life has been very hectic for you. Hopefully that'll make the whole wait go by so much faster this month!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: A93 on November 23, 2016, 02:52:50 PM
I took the morning after pill on December 2015 (11months ago) almost a year now... still trying to stay positive. Thanks for the replies ladies hope everything going good for you all. Baby dust to all
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on November 23, 2016, 03:00:22 PM
Oh sorry A93 I must've got confused!
This ridiculously long cycle is a first for me and it's so frustrating so I'm sure dealing with it month after month wouldn't be fun. You may have said this already and I missed it, but has your Dr looked into why at all?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on November 23, 2016, 06:30:46 PM
Justpeachy, sorry you didn't get to start bding last night, but you still have time. :) At least since you always have crampiness around ovulation you know it's coming. I tend to get watery cm, but that's my only indicator and if I'm bding a lot I can't tell the difference. lol All is well here. According to ovia I should start my fertile week Saturday so I shouldn't ovulate till next week. I'm so happy our cycles are so close together. We can at least help eachother through it. :) Life has definitely been hectic, but not in a bad way. I haven't got to see my cousin in a while so him staying with us has been fun being able to catch up. The holidays always get crazy around here. My husband has a huge family so there's always a lot going on. Haha
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on November 25, 2016, 12:03:47 AM
Hi ladies. I hope everyone had a nice T-day.
Wifelife, I am definitely thankful my cycles are easy to track; although, frequent bd can make it harder to know what's going on for sure. A lot of times I get cramping after sex, so that wouldn't be much more telling for me than cm if we were bding often, but it's probably less important to know when you're ovulating if you are getting regular bd in. I'm glad you are getting to enjoy some family time. I have a big family too, but we never manage to get back to see them for Thanksgiving. Usually make it work for Christmas though, so I'm looking forward to that. Actually, we didn't see hubby's family today either even though they live close by because his mom had to work, so we are getting together with them to celebrate on Sunday. :-)
A93, wow, it's been nearly a year and still not close to them being regular... maybe you could check with your dr to see if there's anything you can do to help straighten things out at this point if you haven't already spoken to them
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Crystalmikayla on November 25, 2016, 02:00:47 PM
Hey ladies. Hope everyone had a good thanksgiving!

Well I was supposed to start on the 21st, and AF still hasn't shown. I'm usually every 27 days on the dot. I'm so nervous about taking a test and getting a BFN though. Should I wait a while longer?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on November 25, 2016, 02:45:33 PM
Crystal, I would go on and test in the morning if I were you. You should be able to get an accurate result at 4 days late, and if you're usually always on time it's looking promising. Fingers crossed! Let us know what you decide and how it turns out
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Crystalmikayla on November 26, 2016, 09:19:11 AM
JustPeachy, thanks for the reply. I'm just now reading it this morning so I'll pick one up while I'm out today. Nausea woke me up so hopefully that's a good sign. I'll let y'all know what the results are.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Crystalmikayla on November 26, 2016, 11:29:05 PM
I took a $1 dollar store test and it was a very faint positive. I'm going to take one again first thing in the morning
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on November 26, 2016, 11:38:29 PM
Crystal, very encouraging! Good idea taking another in the am to confirm. Always best to test with fmu. Good luck :-)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Crystalmikayla on November 27, 2016, 09:51:40 AM
I tested again this morning and it was another very light bfp. Slightly darker than yesterday though. Looks like it's my month
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on November 27, 2016, 10:53:51 AM
Aw, congratulations! That's very exciting!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on November 27, 2016, 11:05:54 AM
Wow crystal congrats! Keep us updated on any other test results. Really hoping this is a BFP for you!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on November 27, 2016, 11:13:28 AM
As for me, I'm on CD 34 and nothing in sight. Still so confused about my cycle. But what I've seen so far is for a few days beginning last week, I've had ovulation type twinges on my right side. I would feel it for a few seconds throughout the day and this happened for a few days. My cm was watery/creamy for a few days, but now idk what it is since we bd'ed and I can't tell. And my breasts have been achy, but not larger or sore. Other than that, I don't feel like my period is coming (don't have my usual symptoms yet) and I don't feel like I could be pregnant either. Still a waiting game. I've been tempted to test because i feel like it has to be close to the end of my cycle, but my body isn't telling me I have any reason to test. That's my update.

Hope everyone is well. Due to the long weekend, I forget where everyone is in their cycles, so let me know :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: deziredone on November 27, 2016, 11:35:01 AM
Wow! It's been a while for me. Hope everyone had a great thanksgiving! Congratulations Crystal! Keep us posted.
Nkap, wow cd34... I understand trying to wait so you don't get disappointed.  Last month when did AF show up? It's really hard to determine if you should test if you don't know what you're body is trying to tell you. I know the struggle is real lol. Maybe within a week if AF doesn't show up try testing. Let us know what you decide.
I'm on cd24 and AF is expected to show up on Tuesday. No usual symptoms so jos month has really been off for me as to noticing any usual symptoms. Maybe it's all the stress. I'm trying to just relax but who knows.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on November 27, 2016, 11:51:57 AM
Hey dezire... Yes I'm thinking baker 5 days for me. I've had cycles up to 40 days. I deff think I stressed a bit this month about it. We were so determined. But now I'm thinking that because I stressed so much that my ovulation was also off. Not sure when or if I ovulated. So time will tell.

As for you, stressing can definitely make changes to your bod and symptoms. Idk what "usual" symptoms for me are anymore as they are always different in some way.  But hopefully AF doesn't show! Fingers crossed.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Crystalmikayla on November 27, 2016, 12:07:03 PM
Nkap, I agree with Dezire. I'd test if it doesn't show up soon.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on November 27, 2016, 02:04:15 PM
Justpeachy, sorry you didn't get to see family, but that's great that you get to go see them today. It'll be nice to get to visit your family for Christmas too. I just love the holidays. Like you i also cramp sometimes after sex, so I try not to ever pay attention to my cramps unless it's around time for AF of course. How's your fertile week been going?

Chrystal, ahhhhh how excited. Congratulations!! :)

Nkap, woo cd34. Your making it far girl. I am so anxious for you. Maybe wait till cd40 and then test. Your body has been seeming like it was shortening your cycle so maybe this is good news. Sending soooo much baby dust your way.

Dezire, happy to hear no af yet for you either. You never know when it could happen. Stress does do weird things tho, your right. Hopefully that's not the case for this month.

Im on cd15. Should have entered my fertile week yesterday. We started bd on Friday and are aiming for every day this week. If not, at least every other day.

Hope everyone had a wonderful thanksgiving!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on November 27, 2016, 03:56:00 PM
Today and yesterday hasn't been good for me my best friend of 16 years her dad probably won't make it through the night he has been like a dad to me I probably won't be able to make it to the funeral due to the money situation plus hubby has school...
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: deziredone on November 27, 2016, 07:47:37 PM
Nkap I'm definitely crossing my fingers for you hun! Lots of baby dust!!!
So weird tonight I had sharp twinge pains on left pelvic but I'm like two days from AF showing. I'm almost there with you not knowing "usual" symptoms anymore lol.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on November 27, 2016, 09:49:48 PM
MrsS so sorry to hear of the sad news. I'm sure your friend knows gnat you would be there if you could. Sometimes things are out of our control. Hang in there.

Dezire.. Sometimes I get twinges that feel like O right before AF shows. But hoping they are different twinges for you!

Wifelife.. Best of luck in your fertile week!!! Shooting for everyday would be great, but every other day works well too. Go make that baby!!

I've convinced myself that I'm not pregnant. I read way too much about CM and what the changes mean. I feel like where I'm at with my cm is a sign of my cycle coming to an end and moving towards AF. And then there was another part of me that thought I saw the start of ewcm which would be the strangest thing on earth seeing as I'm at cd 35. If I ovulated within the next few days that would mean I'm still very far away from AF and I would be seeing my longest cycle ever. Also, hubby is away so I would not be able to bd at all and would miss this cycle completely. I'm very tired of this month. Lol. It's obvious I'm very confused about it all.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on November 27, 2016, 10:16:44 PM
Nkap, I do the same thing to myself all the time. I start reading all this information and confuse myself even more. Lol. I'm really hoping and praying it's your month. You bd'Ed as much as you could and should be rewarded in my opinion. :) I know I have no proof, but I'm choosing to believe you've already ovulated and will have your answer very soon. Hopefully it's that AF doesn't show up. Have you decided when you will test?
We haven't been able to bd every other day the entire month this time bc we have been so busy, but have still made sure to keep it consistent. But are deff making sure to bd as much as we can this whole week. If Ovia is correct I'll be ovulating Tuesday. Hopefully we can get a swimmer to an egg this month as I would love to find out we're pregnant in December. Our 2 year wedding anniversary is also in December and projected af will be due around the same time. It would be a wonderful anniversary present for us both. :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on November 27, 2016, 10:21:53 PM
Nkap, I'm sorry that your cycle is being so confusing this time. That's the worst! I hope that things will get straightened out for you soon.
Dezire, I agree with what Nkap said. I also sometimes get twinges before AF, so may be she is coming.
Mrs S, I'm sorry for your loss. That's terrible.
Wifelife, good luck with the bd. Fingers crossed for you. I'm pretty sure my fertile period is over. We dtd Wednesday. Tried again Friday, but had to stop cause I was having pain. My low back and pelvis have been hurting pretty bad since too. I'm calling my dr in the am to see if I can get an apt to find out what's up.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on November 27, 2016, 10:49:25 PM
Thank you guys. I'm on cd16 I have no freaking clue when I ovulated... I will be using OPKS next round if af shows your face
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on November 27, 2016, 10:53:10 PM
Wifelife, thanks for the positivity! I really hope you're right! I deff need to stop reading up on stuff. Driving myself nuts again! I'm going to wait a few more days and see if I'm getting my normal AF signs. If by cd 40 I still don't have AF or a clue, I'll test. I at least want to give it to my longest possible cycle.

Totally understand being busy and not being able to bd. Sometimes as much as you want to and know you have to, it's just not an option. I always find it funny when I'm the one that's like "nooooo too tired" and my husband is like "common babies don't make themselves, let's go!" I'm glad he keeps me in line haha.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on November 27, 2016, 11:11:02 PM
Justpeachy, oh no! That's no fun. I wonder what's wrong. Hopefully you get into the doctor soon and they can figure it out. I'm sorry your going through that. :( Did you have any pain prior to bding or did it start during? Keep me updated. Dont get down on yourself, You still dtd during your fertile window. :)

MrsS, I'm sorry your going through a rough time. Keep your chin up girl. What kind of opks do you plan on using?

Nkap, your welcome hun. Anytime. I don't blame you for waiting till your longest cycle. I do the same. It helps you not get so down by always seeing bfn. Plus saves money. Ahh I'm really anxious for you. 40 days is sooo long. I'd be going crazy. Don't worry we all Google stuff when we shouldn't and drive ourselves crazy. Lol. We can't help it. Aww that's so cute that your husband says that to you. It has to make you feel good that he's there to cheer you up and encourage you. :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on November 27, 2016, 11:52:10 PM
Clear blue? I haven't really decided what brand to use for it to be accurate
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on November 28, 2016, 06:34:02 AM
Wifelife totally forgot I read that it is going to be your two year anniversary!!! Congrats, that's so exciting and I hope you get the greatest anniversary gift ever!!

Justpeachy, yikes.. So sorry you're feeling off. Hope it's not too painful :( deff get checked out and keep us updated.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on November 28, 2016, 03:19:43 PM
Nkap, haha no worries. Thanks hun. Its about 2 weeks away still, but coming up fast.  This second year went faster then the first. I swear we just had our anniversary. Haha
How are you feeling? Anything new? Ovia says I should ovulate tomorrow but I'm not seeing any ewcm yet so I'm wondering if I already ovulated when we were bding so I didn't notice the ewcm. Or if I'll ovulate later then expected. Not sure but going to make sure we bd today just in case.

Justpeachy, how are feeling? I hope you were able to get into the doctor. Keep us updated.

On another note, I'm down 6 pounds. Woo!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on November 28, 2016, 04:50:26 PM
Hi ladies,
I am feeling a bit better today, but still called the dr and was able to get in. She said that I have a yeast infection and cervicitis (inflamed cervix). She gave me medicine for the infection. Said the pain was because of the inflamed cervix and as long as it doesn't continue to happen I shouldn't worry about it, but if I continue to have pain during sex I should come back so they can try to determine the cause of the cervicitis. I'm hoping it was just caused by the infection and won't bother me any more. Thanks for the encouragement, Wifelife. I think it's pretty likely I ovulated either Thursday or Friday, so hopefully Wednesday will have been close enough! Congratulations on the weight loss. I've got about that much left over from the first baby I wouldn't mind losing. How exciting your anniversary is coming up! Do you have any fun plans? I hope you will get your extra special gift.
Nkap, hopefully you will get an extra special early Christmas gift as well! Maybe all the strangeness this cycle will turn out to be a good sign for you. Maybe the baby dust for this month will have a little Christmas magic mixed in, so we can get some bfps!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on November 28, 2016, 05:17:52 PM
Justpeachy, oh man that sucks, but so happy to hear it's something meds can fix and not too big of a deal. Sounds so painful. I'm truly sorry. You'll be back to your normal self in no time. :) I would think that dtd on Wednesday would be close enough. They say that swimmers can live for up to 5 days so I'm sure you were still covered. As for the weight loss, thank you. If that's all you have left from your pregnancy I'm sure you look great. :) I was always super skinny. Skinner then I should have been. I couldn't keep any weight on me. Then 3 years ago I started gaining weight. I was ok with it at first, but then it wouldn't stop. I had to see numerous specialists to try to find out what was wrong and no one could find out. Finally in January '16  we found out I had very high cortisol levels which causes extreme weight gain. It won't come off until the problem is fixed and you will just continue to gain. We finally figured out what was causing it in July and fixed the problem. I wasn't able to even start ttc until my levels got lower. End of July I got the ok to start ttc as my levels were finally going down. I ended up gaining almost 100 pounds. So now I'm trying to get it all back off. 6 pounds is huge to me because I couldn't stop gaining no matter how hard I tried before. I'm so happy. Sorry for the ramble. Lol For our anniversary my husband has mentioned he wants to go out of town for the weekend, but hasn't told me where so we will see what he comes up with. Hopefully something nice because little does he know I bought him a rifle for his anniversary present. It'll be here in a week. :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on November 28, 2016, 06:28:29 PM
Justpeachy.. Yikes that sounds painful. Good thing you went to see the doctor so they can fix you right up!! Hoping you feel better soon.

Wifelife that will be so nice to get away for a little while! You'll have to let us know where you're going! And congrats on the weight loss and finally having a diagnosis for the gaining.  Also about your ovulation.. Yes hard to tell when you bd constantly. Maybe you already did or it's always possible that your off slightly. Keep up the bd to cover your bases.

I'm doing well. Still nothing over here. Started seeing some cm that looks kind of like ewcm but isn't quite clear. It has some white in it  I've researched it of course and many have talked about it being a positive thing. But I'm pretty sure I've seen it in the past, and obviously nothing came of that haha. Also had some cramping today but think that was due to being a bit constipated. So sorry for all of this tmi haha but just being honest. My breasts seem larger and fuller but no soreness. Nothing else besides all that. Minor things
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on November 28, 2016, 09:30:03 PM
Nkap, I'll deff let you guys know if we end up going somewhere or what he ends up doing. :) Yes, its very hard to tell the difference so I made sure to bd again today just to keep us covered. Mid afternoon quickie. Haha. Thank you, hopefully I keep losing. I would love if I could be down 10 pounds by Christmas. :) if not, it's ok.

All your symptoms sound really promising to me. What CD are you on now? I've read that any cm during the end of your cycle is a good sign. I always look for it and so far I've always been dry at the end. Deff have my fingers crossed for you. I can't wait for you to test. Glad that your feeling good overall. How are you keeping so calm? I check the board a million times a day just to see if you have found out yet. Hahaha.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on November 29, 2016, 05:23:24 AM
Sorry I've been a little absent again ladies, but big new... AF ARRIVED TODAY!! Sorry not the big news we really want here but I've never been so excited to see her in my life! Haha. Only 62 days later! So no ultrasound now but have to have bloods done again to check prolactin because that's still unanswered. Will let you all know how I go. Anyway, now to get back to everyone!

Sounds like a congrats is in order for Crystal! Let us know how things go.

Mrs S- so sorry about your sad news. Whether you are there in person or spirit I'm sure he knows how much you care.

Dezire- is it today AF is due!? Fx she doesn't show!

And Wifelife good luck for your fertile window and lots of bd ;) sounds like you have done an amazing job with your weight loss, you should be proud of yourself.

Just peachy you poor thing, that sounds so horrible! Hopefully the antibiotics clear things up for you quickly. This is hard enough without bding being painful.

Nkap, your crazy cycle sounds so much like what happened with me! But given you haven't tested yet there is still hope for you. I think the cm sounds positive. Not wanting to get your hopes up, but when I was pregnant last time I had lots of milky/creamy type cm. fx for you.

I also have a theory on opks for all of us..
lots of women say they don't want to use them because it will make them stress more and over analyse everything BUT I think they could alleviate a lot of our problems! If you know exactly when you ovulate you know to bd at the right time (no stressing that you've done it enough and the right time). If you know when you O you know exactly when AF should show as it's always 14-16 days after O no matter what. Therefore no stressing about when she is due, maybe you o'd late and if you did did you do enough bd then etc etc. and lastly, if you know you are definitely ovulating you know you can get pregnant. Imagine waiting to use opk as a last resort then to figure out you actually haven't been ovulating this whole time. You could've had it sorted ages ago. Anyway, some good for thought. I'm just thinking maybe we shouldn't always think of them as a negative and maybe they could help alleviate a lot of the stress of 'what if' :) good luck ladies! X
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on November 29, 2016, 06:28:58 AM
Mrsd, so glad you finally got AF! I'm sure you're so relieved! Good idea to still see the doctor to make sure things are going smoothly.

And yes, you're right. I have thought of opk's from that perspective too. I think a lot of not using them is just pure laziness on my part haha. But i might get into it next cycle.

Wifelife, haha. Don't worry I don't plan to test just yet. My symptoms sound promising but don't really feel that way. I personally do see cm before af. It light stop the day before AF, so it's not really helpful to me.

Last night I had a dream that I was full blown pregnant. It felt so real. I had a huge belly and was so excited. I remember saying I was 15 weeks haha. Sometimes I believe in weird dreams haha, but I won't get my hopes up. I really don't know what to expect. Do all women have to experience sore breasts at the onset of pregnancy? That's the only thing throwing me off. My breasts are not sore to any stretch of the imagination. I just wish I had more clues lol. Today is cycle day 36. Still holding out to test. Since hubby isn't here i actually  have a huge fear that if I tested positive I would have to tell him over the phone. And I don't want to do that. So I'll wait it out. And in the meantime AF still has time to show up.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on November 29, 2016, 11:39:35 AM
Wifelife, I'm so glad they were finally able to figure out the cortisol issue for you, so you can get things straightened back out with your body. You're doing amazing with the weight loss, especially with it being the holidays... always too many good things to eat this time of year! Lol. Sounds like you are going to have a good anniversary for sure! Always fun to get away with the hubby. What kind of rifle did you get? My hubby had been on about a muzzle loader. Might be a good Christmas present, but I'm not sure I know enough about guns to buy one...
Nkap, I don't really remember noticing anything different with my boobs at all before my bfp with my son. But not long after they got enormous and my nipples/areolas changed color and my boobs weren't sore exactly, not like before AF, but the nipples were like super oversensitive like pulling my shirt on or off felt like scraping them with a razor or something terrible. They weren't just sore all the time and pressure didn't hurt, it was just if something brushed against my nipples. Sorry, maybe a bit tmi, but that was my experience. I also think dreams occasionally turn out to be something. I was convinced that I was pregnant with a girl, but kept dreaming about having a boy... sure enough he's a boy. Fingers crossed for you! When does your husband get back in town?
Mrs D, it's good to hear AF showed for you after all that time. When do you go to get your prolactin levels rechecked? Hopefully they will have dropped and you will be able to start having more regular cycles. Out of curiosity, how old is your last baby? Did you nurse? And when did they wean? If it's ok to ask... My Scrunch will be 21 months on Saturday and he has been weaned for just about 3 months. finally seems like the milk has completely dried up just the last couple of weeks, guess that's why I'm wondering
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on November 29, 2016, 03:26:30 PM
Thank you ladies so much for the support. He passed away Sunday evening at 6:30 pm. He was in so much pain it was heartbreaking I honestly couldn't stop crying. Unfortunately I won't be able to make the funeral but she understands but Stephen and I agreed that we go see her when we get to Washington so we get to see her for Christmas and new years.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on November 29, 2016, 07:14:55 PM
Hi ladies, been missing for a bit, just been feeling a bit low.   Work has been crazy and taken its toll a little bit.   I decided this month to not do the op k's.   Just wanted to cruise this month, pretty sure when my fertile window is and going to see how it goes and not focus so much on it.   
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on November 29, 2016, 08:01:45 PM
MrsD, yay for af finally arriving. Yes deff keep up the bloods with the doctors so hopefully they can get everything figured out for you. :) Thank you for the congrats. It's a big accomplishment in my mind. Lol
Oh and I think you may be right about the opks. I just never wanted to spend the money on them, but maybe I'll look into them after the holidays.

Nkap, deff good to keep holding out to test. Especially since your hubby isn't home. You don't want to tell him on the phone. You want to enjoy that moment together. Aww what a cool dream. I do feel like sometimes dreams hold the answers, but even if not that's still a nice dream to have. :)

Justpeachy, it is deff hard with the holidays here. Especially bc I love them sooo much, I'm still eating all the goodies just not that many.  One or two here and there. I don't want to deprive myself. I really wish I could be down 10 pounds at Christmas. That would make me really happy. As for his rifle. I bought him an AR-15. I, too no nothing about guns, but he has been talking to me about this one and that he really wants to buy it and has sent me links to check it out and stuff so I just got the exact thing he has been looking at. He will find out early on the 3rd because he will have to be the one to pick it up so it'll be in his name. I have no idea what a muzzle loader is. Lol. Maybe ask him to show you a picture or just have him go with you and pick it out. It's ok if it's not a surprise Christmas morning. If he's anything like my husband he will be just as happy just knowing your buying him one. :)

MrsS, I'm sorry for your loss. That's great that you will get to see your friend over the holidays. I'm sure she will be happy to have you around. :)

Dutchie, ahh man. Sorry to hear your feeling low. I get like that sometimes too. This is a very stressful process. It's always nice to just take a break from it and relax a little bit. Helps us recharge and not obsess so much. I hope that you feel better soon. Hugs.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on November 29, 2016, 08:47:08 PM
I'm happy to see her my husband just called me instead of going to Washington we're going to be living in KingsBay GA and that's only 3 hours away from her
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on November 29, 2016, 10:21:03 PM
Justpeachy thanks for the insight! It makes me feel better to know that I might not be out for the month. Love having someone in here with some experience !

Dutchie, sorry you're feeling low. I know how you feel. I think it's wise to step back from all of the ttc craziness and just let things happen. I should probably do the same, but at the months keep adding up I find myself getting more and more crazed.

My Cycle continues to be crazy and driving me crazy as well. This morning I went to work and went to the bathroom to find pink spotting. So I came to terms with the fact that my period had arrived. Put in a tampon and hours later when I removed it, it was practically dry. But I figured the spotting process took a few hours as it had in the past. Put in a new one and hours later, taking that one out I practically saw stars as there was nothing on it at all. Seems as though I had the same spotting I did about 2 weeks ago. It's not gone and cm seems to have dried up. Needless to say I'm completely lost again. Wondering if AF will actually show up tomorrow or if I'm still in no-mans land.

Still no new symptoms. Still getting twinges. No nipple pain haha. I'll keep you all posted tomorrow.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on November 29, 2016, 11:26:49 PM
Nkap, ahhh that's so confusing. I am completely lost. I have no idea what it could be. I'm still keeping my fingers crossed for you and sending loads of baby dust your way. I have heard that lots of people spot around the time af should arrive, but then in never arrives. So who knows. Lol. Keep us updated.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on November 30, 2016, 04:15:29 AM
Hey just peachy, I don't have a bub. I fell pregnant in May but it was ectopic and I was treated with an mtx injection at 8 weeks (no surgery luckily). My hcg went back down to zero with no issues and no one mentioned prolactin at the time so not sure if that could have anything to do with it but I'd say not. I'm having the blood test on Saturday. Dr suggested coming on the weekend so I would hopefully be less stressed. Hopefully that is all it is that's causing it.
AF is giving me horrible headaches but I'm glad I can at least track my cycle again.

Nkap how are you not going crazy!? Haha. No idea why your cycle would be so all over the place, I guess the only thing you can do is test. Only when you are ready of course. I have everything crossed for you x
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on November 30, 2016, 06:31:51 AM
Thanks wifelife and Mrsd. Ugh. Really just would like an answer. Cm is still dried up as of this morning. That's not a good sign. Thinking AF is to be expected any minute, although I don't feel that way. I'm just annoyed that when she does come I'm going to be so upset all over again. When I started spotting I was so upset at work. Then nothing, so naturally I gained back some hope. But I'm just setting myself up for disappointment. People say you just know when you're pregnant. I don't have that feeling.

Mrsd, glad you're seeing a doctor so you can continue to check on things. Hopefully it's a jus a stress thing :)

Wifelife, overall, how are you doing With this cycle?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: deziredone on November 30, 2016, 09:28:05 AM
Hi ladies! I'm going to try to respond to all but if I forget who, I'm sorry.
Crystal, congrats did we confirm it was a BFP?
MrsD wow AF showed up after cd62. I know we should be celebrating but for you that's good news. So now it's time to prep for bding.
Wifelife and Nkap I'm just Iike you all always reading up when I feel something with my body lol. So exciting and congrats on the upcoming anniversary Wifelife. I'm also glad you shared the story of the weight gain and now starting to lose weight. I have a friend going through same thing but hers is due to her thyroid. Keep bding as you're in that prime window! Nkap, almost close to cd40- any new happenings with this cycle? I really hope we hear some good news soon!!!
MrsS sorry to hear of your friend's dad, I know if you could be there you would. Keep your head up. As for opks- I've never used any but I hear the clearblue are the most accurate. They are pricey though.
Justpeachy sorry you were feeling lots of pain but glad you listened to your body and got checked immediately and taking care of it. Hope the pain doesn't continue so you can start bding once you're done treating the infection.
Oh my I hope I didn't forget anyone, if I did I didn't mean to leave anyone out. So sorry!
As for me, yesterday was suppose to be when AF showed up but she didn't so today is cd27 but have all day for her to show her face. Which I expect her to show up and agree with both Nkap and Justpeachy about how sometime twinges could be a sign of AF coming even if this month all these symptoms were new to me. But remember when I was down that OH had to go out of town during start of fertile week so wasn't sure that our bding made it to me O and also never felt the O pains. I think AF is just late cause of all the stress especially at work. But I will lee you all posted. Happy hump day!!!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on November 30, 2016, 08:07:35 PM
MrsD, I'm sorry. I was thinking one of the other ladies has kids and when you mentioned your prior pregnancy I was thinking it was you. Forgot you had mentioned having an ectopic. I'm sure that you're right about the high prolactin levels being unrelated. Sending lots of good wishes for lower lvls on Saturday!
Dezire, anything new happening this evening? If I remember right, you said your OH left just a few days before O was expected. Maybe it was close enough! When are you planning to test?
Nkap, how about you? Any more bleeding or anything? A little spotting now could be implantation! And I definitely did not "know" I was preggo. I was so shocked when the test showed positive I about threw up! Lol. I have heard people say that before too but definitely not always true. I'm hoping hard for you.
Wifelife, I'm glad to hear that you aren't depriving yourself too much of holiday treats. Definitely seems like what you're doing is working. I hope you reach your goal for Christmas.  Very clever of you to get all the info to just order your hubby exactly what he had his eye on. My hubby usually just buys it himself if he's looking that hard. Makes buying him presents awfully difficult. Haha.
Dutchie, sorry you are feeling down. I think we all go through that sometimes. If your cycles have been regular and and easy to predict, maybe taking the opks out of the equation will reduce some stress since it will be less to keep up with this month.
Mrs. S, glad to hear you will get to visit with your friend over the holidays and possibly be able to see her a lot more often if you are moving close to where she lives.
Good luck to all of you wonderful ladies!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on November 30, 2016, 09:24:13 PM
Dezire, did AF show!? Please keep us posted! Were you seeing any symptoms? Can't remember if you mentioned anything like that.

Ugh as for me. I'm going nuts. Got up this morning and period had not arrived. Went to work and still nothing. At lunch time I went to the bathroom and when I wiped had lots of pink and a tiny but of red. So I put in a Tampon again. Well if you haven't guess yet, when I got home from work I took out my tampon and nothing was on it. What. The. Hell. Is. Happening. Now it's late at night and still nothing. Oh yea I forgot to mention when I got home and took out tampon and saw nothing on it, I tested. Because I knew I was about to have wine with my mom I figured let me just see. Well, bfn. But it didn't bother me because I honestly feel like AF is bound to show sometime soon. If that was implantation I assume it will take a few days before a positive will show? And also if that was implantation I still have no symptoms? Should I if It in fact is implantation bleeding? Either way, don't think it is. Think my body is just being super weird. I'm over it lol.

Sorry for all the commotion with me. Hope it ends soon and ends happily :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on November 30, 2016, 09:38:32 PM
It will take a few days to test positive if it's implantation because your body will have just started making hcg. Symptoms could take a bit to show up to for the same reason. eait it out a few more days and see what happens. AF will likely show if she is going to since you are having some spotting like leading up to your period. If in a few days the spotting has gone, try another test. They say implantation can last a couple of days. I, personally, had spotting for 4 days then nothing for 2 before I tested. Not trying to get your hopes up unnecessarily, just don't thinks lol hope is lost yet.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on November 30, 2016, 09:46:23 PM
Justpeachy, yes I know. And I deep down know the answers to these questions. It's just nice to hear it from someone else so I don't go insane. If it's implantation i realistically know I would have to wait a few days before testing again. I'm just trying so hard not to have false hope. Also, I read a lot how uncommon it is for implantation bleeding, so I convince myself that my body is just weird and that it couldn't possibly be blood from implantation. Another part of me wants to be hopeful though. But yea. I'll be patient and wait to see what happens tomorrow. If I don't spot at all tomorrow, idk where my mind will go. Haha. Anyway, thanks for the quick reply!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: deziredone on December 01, 2016, 08:39:42 AM
Morning ladies! Got home last night and their was slight pinkish brown spotting when I wiped after peeing so I knew AF was here. Just wore panty liner for the rest of the night. In the past four months I've had my period from cd24-27. This morning when I woke up to pee there was nothing on my panty liner so I grabbed a test since cd28 figured why not hoping I can be just like you justpeachy with no symptoms but get that surprise lol. Wishful thinking! Anyway after wiping saw more pink and a little clot red line. So I'm sure AF will full blown be coming through and now feeling the lower back and abdominal cramps. Oh and the test of course a bfn. I'm sure that all this stress is messing my body up and i have confused myself too.
Nkap I'm really crossing my fingers for you as it does sound like implantation bleeding. I'm still glad you enjoyed some wine. Why not until you get that BFP! You've had a lot of spotting but no full blown AF so if she doesn't come try to wait until the weekend or Monday. Is the hubby back? If not maybe wait until he gets back. Regardless we are here for you!
MrsS glad you'll get to be near your bff so you can meet up!
Dutchie sorry that you're feeling down. I get that way often as well. Work has me going crazy too! Sometimes it's good when it's busy to keep your mind off other things but other times you just need a break for yourself. I know easier said than done.
Wifelife and justpeachy you both are in the same cycle right? Well good luck with the bding. It would be nice to hear good news for the holidays.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on December 01, 2016, 08:49:35 AM
I'm very excited to see her I haven't seen her for 9 years so its been a long time. What's awesome is that we've been best friends for 16 years I married my marine she married her marine and we got married 1 year 4 months and 5 days apart. It's crazy lol. Period shows up in 7 days. Boobs are sore but they usually get that way before AF. I'm on cd 20
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on December 01, 2016, 05:39:31 PM
Thanks Justpeachy and dezire! Your well wishes are appreciated! Here's my update.. Woke up this morning and don't remember seeing much at first morning pee. Went to work and peed again and saw some pink, so I put on a pad today. Hours later I went and pad had some brown discharge on it. So just continue to spot pink and brown. Not cramping or anything. Felt a bit dizzy here and there today. If AF doesn't show, I'll most likely test Saturday with fmu. Which will be perfect because hubby is due home late Friday night. Maybe we can celebrate his homecoming with a nice surprise. Part of me is a little excited. And part of me keeps saying "cut it out, AF will be here any minute!" But whatever is meant to be will be.

Cycle day 38 btw. So realistically I might have to wait a few days after cycle day 40 to test. 

MrsS, that's so cool that you guys have similar stories and are bffs! Love that! Glad you get to be closer to her now.

Dezire.. Idk, your situation seems like it can be promising as well! Spotting, no period, back aches and cramps?! Holding out for you!! Fx! We are in this together!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on December 01, 2016, 05:51:33 PM
Me too :) Nkap hopefully this is your month! Crossing fingers for you! :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on December 01, 2016, 09:17:20 PM
Thanks MrsS!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on December 01, 2016, 09:32:26 PM
Dezire, any updates this evening? Did AF show? Or are you still waiting? If it's not AF, it definitely sounds promising if it's not AF. Wifelife and I are on the same day of our cycles I believe, but my cycle tends to be a bit shorter, so maybe not exactly the same part of the cycle. Pretty close though!
Nkap, still sounds like it could be positive signs! I don't blame you for getting excited.
I so hope things turn out for you both!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on December 01, 2016, 11:18:33 PM
Hiii ladies. Dezire, any update yet? Is af still at bay? Your not out of the running just yet. :) My cycle is a few days longer then Justpeachy, but we are deff cycle buddies. Haha.
Nkap, how are you doing hun? Everything sounds very promising so far. I get what your saying though about telling yourself to snap out of it. I do the same thing. I know if I get too excited I'll just be let down so I try not to get to that point. Saturday is perfect timing since your hubby will be coming home. I'm really hoping that you guys get to celebrate. :)
Justpeachy, how is your cycle coming along?

Ive entered the tww. We were able to bd 3 times during the fertile period. Not the best it could have been, but at least it was something. I'm on cd19. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: deziredone on December 01, 2016, 11:33:07 PM
Well ladies AF is full blown this evening. Earlier first two tampons were just light pink/brown so I was hopeful but once it got dark out I had more cramping and then changed and it was full on red. Sorry tmi. So I went and got me a pedi/mani to relax and release that disappointment. I know it was a slim chance but you know there's always that wishful thinking.
Nkap I completely understand not wanting to be over excited about it all. the good thing though is not only do you have us for support but your hubby will be home to hopefully celebrate with you and if not your number 1 supporter to comfort you.
Well Wifelife and justpeachy you both are doing what you can with the bding. Now the waiting period. Try to find something to keep your mind off of it so you don't add more stress to your bodies. I know that's why my body is out of whack lol.
I'm going to enjoy some wine for you all this weekend and come Monday will start my workouts again so I can help with the stress.
Baby dusting to all you ladies!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on December 02, 2016, 12:02:55 AM
Dezire, so sorry to hear AF arrived, but I'm glad you get to treat yourself and relax this weekend. Now you can move on to the next cycle and hopefully have a fairer shot at it.
Wifelife, you did a better job than me. I maybe got 2 times in, but the first one was way early. Actually, that's pretty much the way it went when I conceived my son too. Maybe it's the secret key! Lol. I've been in my "easy week" where I don't really think about it. Sunday will start the countdown (1ww). I'm not really feeling super hopeful as I am worried the health stuff I had going on may have interfered with our chances. I've definitely been keeping busy the last couple days though, reorganizing the house, "spring" cleaning, and working on budgeting stuff. Not exactly thrilling, but it's good busy work
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on December 02, 2016, 12:44:25 AM
Dezire, so sorry to hear AF showed. Happy to hear you treated yourself though. That's the best way for us to get through this. On to a new cycle where hopefully your SO will be home and you guys can catch O in time. Yes, deff have a glass for me. :)

Justpeachy, maybe that's the secret. If you bd earlier you get pregnant. I'm choosing to believe in it for you. Haha I'm with you. This is definitely my easy week too. I don't really put much thought into it. Or havent yet anyways. I'm sure by like Wednesday, it'll start getting to me. That's about 6 days before AF should arrive so I'm sure I'll be going nuts by then. That last week goes sooo slow. It gets me every time. I too have been keeping busy. Nothing major, but Christmas shopping, organizing the linen closet, decorating... stuff like that. Don't get down about your illness getting in the way. You were still able to dtd before it got too bad. Plus your health is most important. How are you feeling btw? Any better? I don't feel very positive this month for some reason. I have no reason or logic behind it, I just don't. Maybe because I've kept so busy I haven't thought about it. I'm not sure. Lol
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on December 02, 2016, 09:34:07 AM
Wifelife, I'm the same way. Once I get to that last week and start counting down to AF, I just go crazy trying to figure out what my body is doing and what it means. I'm glad to hear that you are keeping busy and staying relaxed about it so far. Maybe feeling a bit less positive about it will actually keep down the stress and craziness in the last week. As for my health issues, I feel somewhat better and am pretty sure that the infection has cleared up, but I am not sure about the cervicitis. I am still having some pain on and off and some other symptoms. I haven't attempted sex again yet which is sort of the real test.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: deziredone on December 02, 2016, 09:36:09 AM
Thanks ladies! I have waxing, facial, hair did planned for Saturday. Lol have to treat yourself once in a while. I try to do this every 5-6 weeks. Wish it was more often than that lol. It's good that you both are keeping busy.
Nkap any other symptoms? So crossing my fingers for you dear. Keep us posted.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on December 03, 2016, 02:03:48 PM
Justpeachy, I hope so. Hopefully we are both able to keep busy enough that we don't think about it. Happy to hear your infection cleared up, but so sorry to hear that your cervicitis hasn't cleared up yet. Do you have to go back to the doctor? That sounds sooo painful. I hope it gets better soon.

Dezire, that's great! Just what you need to cheer you up. Sounds like a fun, relaxing, well deserved day. Af will be gone in no time and you can get back to trying. :)

Nkap, it's Saturday. Did you test? Did AF show? How are you feeling? Hope your having a great weekend with the hubby home. :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Vanny019 on December 03, 2016, 03:25:34 PM
Hello,
I've been tycoon conceive for over 3 months after losing a pregnancy in may 2016.   This month is the first time using clear blue ovulation kit.  Thursday was my first solid smile so me and my husband bd.  I'm really hoping this works after a few months ttc.  It can become frustrating.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on December 03, 2016, 10:55:59 PM
Dezire sorry about AF showing up. Keep you're head up. Glad you're treating yourself to something nice! Much deserved.

Yes ladies I have tested. Hubby made me test this morning. It looked pretty negative to me with like a shadow of a line. Neither of us looked at it positively haha. Still been spotting. Today is day 5 of spotting. Brown and pink and every now and then I get a tint of red. Currently it's 10:51, the day is over and I'm feeling crampy. My breasts are deff larger today, I'm sooo tired, and when we went out for dinner tonight, I had zero desire to order a drink. (So not like me). That all seemed positive lol but I feel like AF is about to arrive by morning or sooner. But by now, I've been expecting her arrival pretty much all day every day for the entire week, so I'm kind if prepared. Plus I feel better now that I have some support at home. This week has been a roller coaster and being by myself wasn't so fun. So whatever happens happens and I think I'll be fine, but I'm certainly phoning my doctor to maybe go get some opinions. We are now on month 9 if AF shows this cycle. So I would like to go for a check up.

Hope you are all well and enjoying your weekend :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on December 04, 2016, 12:01:02 AM
Dezire, it's good to hear you are taking a little time to pamper yourself! Sounds like you're having a good weekend in spite of AF.
Welcome, Vanny! I'm sorry to hear about your miscarriage. Three months is really not so long to be trying. Try not to get to discouraged and just keep at it!
Wifelife, I probably will not go back to the dr just yet. I'm thinking of waiting AF out and seeing if things clear up with a fresh cycle. I only have about a week till she is due anyway. And if she doesn't show, and I should be lucky enough to get a positive I'll need to make a dr apt then anyway.
Nkap, I bet you are going completely crazy! So glad that your hubby is home now to support you through it. The signs seem to be pretty positive. Maybe wait a few more days and see what happens. Can't be a bad idea to talk to the dr with all the craziness you've been dealing with. Surely they will be willing to run blood tests or something to help determine why your cycles have been so screwy. Good luck! Still crossing my fingers for your positive!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on December 04, 2016, 07:34:33 AM
I've started taking prenatle vitamins to help with conceiving better. Hopefully it works boobs are really sore and feel heavy but they are like that when af is about to show her ugly face. She comes in 4 days the day that I'm leaving for ga so I'm gonna be in pain completely throughout the bus ride...
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on December 05, 2016, 12:41:26 AM
Vanny, welcome to the group. Ttc can be a long process for many of us. Try not to get down on yourself about it. So sorry about the miscarriage. :( That is terrible.

Nkap, you must be going nuts by now if you still don't know. Your results seem like they very well could be good. Are you planning on restesting? Is Af still staying away? How are you feeling? It definitely doesn't hurt to make an appointment and get some test done. I'm sure it'll make you feel better to get some answers.

Justpeachy, your right. I prob wouldn't make an appointment yet either. It doesn't hurt to wait it out a week or so and see what happens. Plus sometimes it takes a little longer to heal. I hope you feel better very soon.

MrsS, taking prenatals is a good thing. I've been taking them for a few months. My doctor told me they won't hurt you to take them before your pregnant. They help get your body healthy. So sorry that af may be there when your traveling. Hopefully she isn't too hard on ya this month.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on December 05, 2016, 01:39:41 AM
Hopefully but I already know how my body works with her she's going to make my life a living hell on that day
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on December 05, 2016, 06:40:54 AM
Hi all! Welcome vanny! Wishing you the best of luck ttc! Try to be patient, the process can be grueling at times but we have the end result to think of :)

Wifelife, Justpeachy, dezire, Mrsd, how are you all and what are you cycles doing. Wifelife and Justpeachy are you guys still synced up? dezire, how was AF, is she gone?

MrsS, prenatals are great to get your body prepared for baby, but won't help with the conceiving part of it. But I would still recommend taking them.

AF never "fully" showed for me. I think I ended to having 6 days (hoping it's over today) of spotting, pink or brown. I do not think it was implantation at all, as that wouldn't go on for that long, and at this point I probably would have seen a positive test. I've tested a few times and all were negative. I feel fine. Was maybe feeling certain things like nausea (a tAd) over the weekend, and loss of appetite, but nothing at all major and most likely me putting it in my head haha. Truly don't think that I'm pregnant at this point, that it's just my body being affected by stress. I might call my doctor anywhere and talk to her about so many does of splitting without a real period. If there is an underlying issue, I think it's necessary I know about it. That's all for me. Need to get back to some normalcy of not stressing about this. I feel like I went crazy this past week.

Wishing luck to everyone who's is prime bd'ing and everyone in TWW. Not sure where Anyone is anymore haha.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: deziredone on December 05, 2016, 08:03:08 AM
Welcome Vanny! Sorry to hear about the miscarriage. Try not to stress on ttc, it can take a while and we are all in here for support. This month will be month 7 for me ttc.
MrsS I'm still hoping AF doesn't show up for you!
Nkap, you're probably right with stressing has made your body go through some roller coaster emotions. It's a great idea to see your doctor and maybe a blood test will show BFP that the hpt is not showing. At least check things out and make sure like you said there is no underlying issue.
Wifelife and Justpeachy any new symptoms? Crossing fingers as it's almost time for testing. I'm hoping to hear good news, we need it!
My weekend was great with pampering. This cycle was similar to last month. Super heavy on cd2/3 and cd4 was light. I'm currently on cd5 light still red but hoping to be spotting by end of day. I don't know if theis will be regular for me from now on but I'll take the shorter cycles. 5-6 days with spotting is so much better that 6-8 days cycle.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on December 05, 2016, 11:05:06 AM
Hi ladies. I hope you all had a nice weekend.
MrsS, prenatals are a great idea. My dr told me I needed to be on them 3 months before ttc (not a problem since I never quit taking them after my son was born). I agree with Nkap though; they won't help you conceive, just help to ensure a healthy pregnancy when you do! As for AF and your bus ride, maybe she will come early for you like she has in the past, so you at least don't have to deal with her on the bus. I hate riding in a vehicle when I'm having bad cramps! Or maybe she won't show at all this month....
Wifelife, thanks for the well wishes. How are you getting along, still hanging in there and staying relaxed? You're getting pretty close to your anniversary too, right? Any clue as to where you'll be going yet?
Nkap, I'm sorry things have been so crazy for you. I was so hoping you would have a positive result. It still seems like it might be possible that you could be. Definitely talk to your dr and see what he/she thinks of everything you've been going through!
Dezire, I am glad to hear that the length of AF seems to be shortening up for you. I know how much easier that can make it to deal with as I used to have 8-10 day long periods before I had my son.
As for me, since a couple of you lovely ladies asked, I've got 6 days (counting today since it's still early) till AF is due and really no news. I feel totally normal except for a backache that I'm hoping my chiropractor can fix. I'm not even having cervicitis symptoms this morning, so fingers crossed that's over. I haven't started spotting yet this month, which is nice. I really don't have much hope for this month, but the good side of that is that I'm still not stressing or feeling anxious to know at this point, pretty much just assuming AF will show
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on December 05, 2016, 11:23:28 AM
Thank you ladies :) hubby told me we would be flying so that would be even worse I would love for her to come early if so but normally when I start hubby is usually by my side. The doctors showed him a massage technique to calm my nerves because they are always inflamed that's why I get cramps the way I do but hubby won't be by myside this time. I hope she doesn't come at all either she comes in 3 days ugh just my luck hope you ladies had a wonderful weekend I'm back to packing again it's allot easier this time though lol
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on December 05, 2016, 07:56:34 PM
Hi ladies,   Sorry works been busy so haven't been on here as much.   My fertile window is about to close and back to tww.    It's funny I never did the opk this month and tried not to focus on ttc.    I think I have also worked out my body telling me when I O.   
Welcome Vanny, sorry to hear about your loss.   I have used the opk in previous months and found them helpful, took a break from using them this month.
Nkap what a weird cycle, must have been frustrating. 
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on December 06, 2016, 01:20:16 PM
Nkap, wow! So sorry your cycle has been so crazy. If I were you I would make an appointment too. At least to tell the doctor what's going on and to run some test if he/she feels needed. Maybe you'll still get your bfp.
Dezire, that's so great that you got to pamper yourself. That always helps make you feel better. Glad to hear your Af is possibly getting shorter. That's always great. I too use to suffer from very hard and long periods back when I was in high school.
Justpeachy, yay!!!! So happy to hear that your feeling better. That's great. I think assuming af will come is the way to go because I've been the same andhave no stress or anxiousness this month. Oh and yes my anniversary is a week away. On the 13th, but we are going out of town this weekend. My husband told me yesterday we're going to San Francisco this weekend. Not because we love the town or anything because we actually never go lol, but because they go all out for Christmas. Lots of lights, trees, decorations, ice skating, and more. Being that I love Christmas so much he thought it would be a fun experience for me to see it all. I'm excited.
MrsS, I know traveling on your period sucks, but st least you'll get there sooner.
Dutchie, welcome back. I know how that can go. We all get so busy with everything we have going on. Glad you took a break from opks. I think it's good to relax and take those breaks sometimes. Helps with the stress. :)

As for me. I'm about 7 days away from AF. About 2 days behind Justpeachy. :) I currently don't have any symptoms and haven't stressed about it at all. Like justpeachy, I too am not very hopeful this month and assume af will show up. Luckily, this cycle is going by very fast.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on December 06, 2016, 02:35:44 PM
Wifelife, I agree completely. I'm not stressing at all, and this week is moving right on by instead of feeling like it's about a month long. Lol. Sounds like you have a fun weekend to look forward to! I bet that will really make the last days zip by with preparations, travel, and enjoying the trip.
Dutchie, that's a good plan backing off on "trying" for a bit. I think that I'm not going to actively try for the winter. I would rather have a spring baby, and we are getting into the part of the year that will give fall due dates. If the more relaxed approach gives me a bfp I'll still be super excited of course, but if not I'm not going to stress about it.
MrsS, maybe the stress of another move will push your period back if it's going to start, so you'll miss the plane ride and be with the hubby. Like Wifelife said, if nothing else at least a plane ride will be shorter than taking the bus.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on December 06, 2016, 03:40:13 PM
True. Ok so not counting this as a symptom but yesterday I felt nauseous when doing laundry and then today I went to taco bell and as soon as I walked in I walked right back out because the Snell almost made me throw up. I have no clue to what's going on with my body it's confusing me and I don't like it lol.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Lilwarrus on December 07, 2016, 12:20:08 PM
Hello all, I have been ttc for 6 months now.... every month that passes it becomes more disheartening... I tried to do this in my own but With AF showing up month after month I just keep becoming discouraged so I thought I would try this group out...... this will be our first child, we have been married for 6 years, I was excited to start trying now every month that AF comes, it just makes me want to give up. AF is due in a few days and it's taking everything I have not to test early but I'm trying to stay strong hoping for a positive this month!!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on December 07, 2016, 04:38:37 PM
Justpeachy, you never know maybe not actively trying will give you your bfp sooner rather then later. Any symptoms yet? Af should only be a few days away right? Oh and my husband got his gun. Early since he had to be the one to pick it up with ID and everything, but he loves it. He says it's currently his second love. Next to me. He has been telling everyone how I'm the best wife in the world. Lol.
MrsS, could be a symptom. You never know. It could also be a stomach bug or something else. Try not to stress over it.
Lilwarrus, welcome to the group. That's what we are all here for. To support one another as we all know this can be a long process and it can definitely take its toll on you. I'm currently on my 5th month trying so I know how it is.

Ok something weird happened today. I'm super emotional for some reason. I feel stupid even saying this, but Here it goes...... Someone broke my fav mug today and I broke down crying. Like really crying... over a mug. I mean yes I use it a lot in the winter as I love hot tea and hot chocolate, but still it's just a mug. That is not like me at all. I don't get emotional like that. Im not sure if it's because I've been so busy with Christmas shopping and wrapping and doing so much that it was just the last straw that broke the camels back or if it's simply because the mug. It's not even broke. It's chipped and cracked, but I can still use it. I don't know what my problem is. I feel sooooo stupid and my poor husband has been searching online all day for a new one to replace it. Such a good man I have, but I mean come on now. I shouldn't have been crying. Even my husband said he has never seen me like that. I don't cry easily. So stupid. Lol
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on December 07, 2016, 05:04:01 PM
Ok so in must be going crazy I've had 5 people tell me that I'm pregnant. I almost threw up in taco bell yesterday I've been nausesous all day today and the other day. Whats worse is I don't even get to travel with my husband I'm not going to be able to go home for like a week...
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on December 07, 2016, 05:28:35 PM
Mrs S, could be a symptom. I've been feeling a bit of the same thing, but that's a normal pms symptom for me ever since having my LO. Any updates for you? You're within a day or 2, right?
Lilwarrus, welcome. Don't give up! It can be discouraging watching the months tick by, but just keep trying. It'll probably happen when you least expect it.
Wifelife, maybe it will. We'll just have to wait and see. My AF is due Sunday. Still not feeling anxious about it. Like I told Mrs S, I've had a bit of nausea/smell aversion stuff happening, but that's pretty normal for me. This morning I had sharp cramping and thought I'd got my period earlier this afternoon, but turned out just to be discharge. Cramping has stopped for now, and I don't even have spotting at this point, which is kind of different but I'm not complaining. Still expecting AF, maybe even early since the sharp cramps usually mean she's about here. How are you feeling other than the emotional stuff? That's how I was last month. I literally broke out sobbing over something that was totally ridiculous... can't even remember what it was now other than embarrassing. Lol. Glad your hubby is being sweet about it, and that he liked the gun. That's nice about him saying it's his second love. Pretty sure it's the other way for my hubby- I'm second after the guns! Haha.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on December 07, 2016, 06:41:41 PM
MrsS, I'm sorry your not feeling well. Try to take it easy. I'm sorry that you can't travel with your hubby too. I know that must be upsetting. No fun. Hopefully it'll pass by fast.

Justpeachy, hmm... maybe it means something that you've been nauseated and haven't started spotting. I'm really happy that neither of us are stressing this cycle. It's so nice to just be able to relax. I know what you mean about not actively trying for a fall baby because I feel the same way about a summer baby. I would much rather have any of the other 3 seasons. I can't take the heat of the summer. So being full blown pregnant during it sounds miserable to me. Of course I'll still be happy either way. lol I'm pretty sure my hubby loves his gun more too. He hasn't stopped playing around with it since he got it.

Besides for the emotional thing, I feel completely fine. I don't even feel emotional now. It was only for 30min to an hour and then it went away. Weirdest thing. Im with you. I am embarrassed too. I can't believe I acted like that over a mug. Lol I don't know what that was all about. At least I'm not alone and not the only one who had a melt down over something silly. You feel my pain. Haha. AF is expected Tuesday for me. On my anniversary. Lol
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on December 07, 2016, 10:42:02 PM
Ugh! Stinks AF is due to show on your anniversary! Hopefully she won't show, and you can get the most wonderful anniversary surprise instead! I'm glad your emotions seem to have leveled out now. Mine were wacky for like a week and a half. I felt like a crazy person. Lol. Definitely glad that's not happening this time. Also definitely enjoying the stress free cycle; although, I wish I could feel hopeful and still this relaxed about it. I made our ttc plan for my first around avoiding being very pregnant in the summer cause I heard it was TOO miserable, but I hated being huge pregnant all winter. I spend a lot of time outside, and I couldn't find sensible, warm maternity clothes and layering was impossible cause everything is fitted and stretched as far as it can go, so I was just freezing the whole time! Lol
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on December 07, 2016, 11:26:05 PM
Justpeachy, it does suck that she is due to show on our anniversary, but at least it's on a Tuesday and my husband will be working all night. That's better then it ruining our weekend. Haha. I'm like you I wish I felt hopeful too, but I just don't. I feel like we didn't dtd enough. it is what it is. If I'm not, that's fine, but that would be the best anniversary present ever if we were. Omg I would think I was crazy too if it lasted that long. I usually get emotional during af but it starts with being irritated and frustrated and then I get upset. This was completely different. Ugh that would stink not being able to find clothes that fit and being cold all winter. I hope that doesn't happen to me if I end up pregnant during the winter. I would prob get cabin fever from never going outside. Haha.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on December 08, 2016, 04:37:01 PM
How is everyone doing?
Nkap, did Af ever end up showing?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on December 08, 2016, 06:33:17 PM
Well guys....  IM PREGNANT!!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on December 08, 2016, 08:55:24 PM
OMG Mrs S congratulations.    So very happy for you.     Great timing with Christmas around the corner.    Happy dancing for you xoxo
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on December 08, 2016, 09:15:08 PM
Thank you dutchie of course I'm not going to disappear I'm still going to be on this forum
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on December 08, 2016, 09:28:57 PM
Hope you're not going anywhere.   Will be good to hear your progress :-)   It was so encouraging to hear your good news and have to say brings back some hope.     At least you won't have to worry about the pain of AF with your flight.    How long were you ttc?   
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on December 08, 2016, 09:40:39 PM
5 months
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on December 09, 2016, 12:25:26 AM
Congrats MrsS. What a nice Christmas present. Now you don't have to worry about af during your travels. :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on December 09, 2016, 12:38:51 AM
Aw, congratulations, Mrs S! Guess it was a symptom after all! Have you announced the news to your husband yet?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on December 09, 2016, 03:49:23 AM
He pretty much knee before I took the test haha. So I couldn't really surprise him with it haha.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on December 09, 2016, 05:23:59 AM
omg Mrs S Congratulations!! :)
I was so behind (I've been away for work again) and just read through like 4 pages of convo then saw your news and jumped out of my skin! Haha. So happy for you! So you've obviously peed on the stick, have you been to the Dr yet? X
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on December 09, 2016, 06:58:30 AM
No I won't be able to go until I get to Georgia from my pregnancy app I am 3 weeks and six days I've taken three tests all came out positive. I was supposed to start my period yesterday and didn't get it so around 6 in the evening I went to the store got three tests that came in one box I took two an hour apart and then I took the third one this morning the first two are very faint but the last one is strong :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on December 09, 2016, 07:03:25 AM
It won't let me attach the picture of the tests
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on December 09, 2016, 02:23:47 PM
MrsS, I bet your estatic. Congratulations again. I wish you a happy and healthy 9 months. :) Hopefully you'll be in Georgia in no time and able to see a doctor. I'm sure it'll be exciting.

No symptoms here. Af is due Tuesday, feeling fine so far. I was suppose to go on a weekend getaway with my husband today for our anniversary, but it's raining and we don't want to spend the weekend walking out in the rain and cold. So next weekend it is. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on December 09, 2016, 03:03:45 PM
Mrs S, I also wish you a happy, healthy 9 months. They don't really do anything at your appointments until you're a little further along anyway. My first one with my son I didn't even see a dr. They just took a urine sample, confirmed I was pregnant, gave me a list of medicines I was allowed to take (for colds, pain, allergies, nausea etc that are safe during pregnancy), and a sheet about coping with morning sickness and sent me on my way.
Wifelife, I'm sorry your trip had to be postponed, but I'm sure it will be much more fun if the weather is nice. Hopefully, if AF shows she will be mostly over with by the time you leave for your anniversary celebrations. Fingers crossed she won't show for you at all though! :-)
My AF is due the day after tomorrow. I've been having cramps pretty bad on and off for about 3 days now but none of my usual spotting.
How is everyone else doing? I feel like we haven't got updates from some of you ladies in so long! Hope everything is going well.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on December 09, 2016, 03:24:36 PM
Thank you lovely ladies :) I'm still going to stay on the forum to keep everyone updated I'm not going anywhere haha. I made the mistake of eating taco bell I swear my smell sensitivity has really increased I can't keep food near me anymore when I finish eating it makes me want to throw up
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on December 09, 2016, 05:43:54 PM
So exciting Mrs S! Can't deny 3 BFPs
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on December 09, 2016, 05:47:46 PM
Oh my msg cut off!

Wishing you a happy and healthy pregnancy mrs S! x

I know I haven't updated in a while.. i had another lot of bloods and everything came back normal. My Dr really thinks it was all due to stress so I really need to work on that. My fertile window is next week but we aren't really going to take it seriously this month as we both have so much on with Xmas it will be hard. Will get more serious in the new year. Hope everyone else is doing well and we get some more BFPs before Christmas :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: deziredone on December 09, 2016, 07:36:16 PM
Woot woot...Congrats Mrs S!!! So happy that all the symptoms you were going through is all a Christmas surprise. Your plane ride will be so much better and you can share with your bff when you see her in person! I'm glad you'll stick around, I'd do the same as all the ladies have been great for morale support. Love to hear all the updates, gives us hope. Have you told the hubby?
Wifelife I hope AF doesn't show instead a BFP for you and your hubby's anniversary gift. That would be so exciting. It's so great to read of you and Justpeachy'S experience. Wish I had a cycle buddy lol.
AF ended on Tuesday for me. So she stuck around for 6 days. Other than 2 days of heavy flow cramping was tolerable. So I can't complain. Right now breast are sore so I'm coming close to my fertile window.
Justpeachy when is AF suppose to show?
Nkap, any sign of AF or have you gone to doctor to check on what you experienced this past week?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on December 09, 2016, 08:02:23 PM
Hubby was excited he freaked out because he was in shock lol
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Faith901 on December 10, 2016, 11:31:32 AM
Hey Everyone I'm new here but this is Day 10 for me no sign of AF. I'm kind of on the irregular side but I have been very tired and having the urge to puck so have my boyfriend when will be a good time to test?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on December 10, 2016, 02:55:22 PM
Girl test now! Lol your ten days late a positive should show up by now
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: deziredone on December 10, 2016, 10:49:33 PM
Welcome Faith! Even irregular I would test just like what Mrs.S mentioned. Good luck, baby dusting!
I'm on cd10 and ovia says my fertility score is at a 5. OH and I will be bding today and tomorrow. I know it's early even if tomorrow'/ score is 7.5 but we just found out yesterday he has another work trip. So sucks again but at least he'll be home a few days before Christmas! So I'll take that than him not being here for the holidays. We can always start trying again in the New Years.
Justpeachy any symptoms yet? AF is suppose to show up tomorrow right? I'm crossing my fingers that she doesn't show for you. Well ladies have a great weekend!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on December 11, 2016, 01:31:58 AM
I'm in tww arm Justpeachy, 8 days before AF.     This month I didn't do the opk which I normally do and decided to just go with the flow this month.   Things are settling now at work and home, which is great.    We are going to see my partners family at Christmas, shall be interesting, I've met his mum and sister and will then be meeting his other brother and sister and other family members umm
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on December 11, 2016, 09:03:25 AM
Good morning, ladies.
Mrs D, I'm so glad to hear your latest test results came out well! Maybe taking a step back this month and just enjoying the holidays will help with the stress.
Dezire, good luck with the bding. I'm sorry to hear your SO will be out of town during your fertile period again but glad he'll be back for Christmas!
Dutchie, you're getting pretty close. How are you feeling about this cycle? Staying relaxed?
Wifelife, how are you getting along? Feeling anything different?
My AF was due today. I havestill been having cramps especially at night/when I first get up in the morning but no spotting/bleeding. I took a test this morning and it was bfp! Second line is lighter than the control but definitely there! Mrs S, my sense of smell/taste is wacky too. Hasn't made me feel sick, but I keep thinking the meat just doesn't smell right when I go to cook, and the other day I had roast for lunch and it tasted "fishy" :-/ Otherwise, I'm feeling pretty normal. Spreading the baby dust! Good luck everyone!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: SarahJaine on December 11, 2016, 10:15:38 AM
Hello Everyone, I've been using this app for a few months now and never know about the Forums.

I lost my daughter last July due to stillbirth. I've been TTC my rainbow baby since the end of July this year when I decided I was ready to come off the pill (microgynon) and try again.

I've been regular, 5 periods all 28 days apart from one at 23 days and one at 26 days but never late. This month I was due AF on 8th December but it never happened. Now 4 days late and 3 BFN's later I'm confused. No pregnancy symptoms except odd twinge but tbh I think I'm imagining them just to feel something.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Nkap on December 11, 2016, 10:57:05 AM
Justpeachy and MrsS OMGGGGG!!! congratulations! About time some ladies in here got their bfps!!! I'm so happy for y'all! In sorry I've been so Mia for a while. I read everything but will be hard to reply. Just so excited for you guys!!

Wifelife sorry about your postponed anniversary, will still be great though! When is AF due for you?

I ended up seeing a doctor about my spotting. We decided it wasn't anything emergent and that I was going to de stress and get my cycle back on track myself. That's why I went missing. Trying not to think about it by reading anything at all lol. Finally my spotting has stopped. Not sure if that was considered a period though. This might be a good thing not knowing where I am in my cycle. Less pressure for us to bd when we think we have to.

Anyway, please keep us updated! What a fabulous holiday gift!!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on December 11, 2016, 03:20:16 PM
Justpeachy, OMG!!!!! AHHHH!!! Sooooo happy for you. What amazing news. Woo hoo!!!! Perfect holiday gift for you. I told you that was the key for you when you said you only got to BD early during your fertile week. I knew it!!! Yay!!!! Happy dance for you. Did you tell hubby yet?

Dezire, sorry to hear your SO will be gone during fertile week but at least you'll still get to bd before he leaves and he will be back for christmas. That's a good thing.

MrsD, that's great everything has come back good. Always nice to find out everything is ok. :)

Dutchie, sometimes taking a break is a good thing. Especially with the holidays here. Gives you time to just relax.

Sara, welcome to the group. I'm so sorry about your loss and hope you get your rainbow baby very soon. Sometimes it can take up to a year for your cycle to regulate after birth control.

As for me, af is due in 2 days. I feel fine. No stressing and no symptoms that I can think of. I actually forget that I'm about to start bc i feel so normal. I'll keep everyone updated. I'm expecting her to show though.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on December 11, 2016, 07:16:10 PM
Oh my,  congrats Justpeachy.    You and Mrs S will be pregnancy buddies.   Extremely happy.    Some great news on here.   
AF is due next Tuesday for me, I'm feeling quite relaxed Justpeachy.   Just trying not to focus on it, mind you with the good news happening hard not to think that maybe. 
Wifelife I agree focusing on other things can make it easier.
Welcome Sarah,   Sorry to hear about your loss.   
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on December 11, 2016, 08:18:13 PM
I'm thinking AF is on her way. I just had some brown discharge when I wiped. This has happened two days before af for the last 3 cycles. :( No cramps though.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on December 11, 2016, 08:49:24 PM
Thanks for the congratulations, ladies. I'm so excited! I did tell my hubby shortly after I tested. He said "I knew it!" Lol. He wants to tell our families for Christmas, which I'm a bit nervous about, but maybe it will keep him from telling all the neighbors and random people. I would rather tell close family early than all of our acquaintances...
Wifelife, just a couple more days! You can do it! You don't want to test too early. I am sending so much good luck your way! I think the early bd was the key for sure, that and the fact I thought there was no way so I was totally relaxed about it. :-)
Dutchie, so glad you are staying relaxed. I really do think that helps a lot, but it's so hard to do!
Nkap, welcome back. I am so glad to hear that your spotting finally stopped and that your dr doesn't feel there is a major problem. I hope that you will be able to relax and get everything worked out!
Sarah, I am sorry to hear of your loss. That is definitely one of my worst nightmares. Sorry to hear you had to go through it. Good luck with the process and getting your rainbow baby. I have heard that sometimes when you come off bc, your cycle will seem normal for awhile before it messes up and can take up to a year to get regular again. I hope that is not the case for you and maybe this is just one odd cycle or may still turn out to be a bfp.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on December 11, 2016, 10:28:04 PM
Nkap, sorry I forgot to respond to you. Yea it's ok it was postponed. This weekend will be just as fun. Tuesday is our actual anniversary so I'm going to pick up food at his lunch time since he works nights and meet him outside his work so we can eat together and then when he gets home around 4am we're going to have some champagne together and a toast to many more years in our wedding glasses. :) Af is also due for me on Tuesday.

Justpeachy, I am seriously sooo happy for you. That's wonderful. You, Nkap, and I have been on this post together since the beginning. :) I would deff make a deal and tell families at Christmas and not tell other people. I mean at least it's just close family then. Plus I feel like that would be such a wonderful Christmas announcement. That was my plan if I got pregnant. lol I'm holding off testing. I think af is on her way. The past 3 cycles I've had very little spotting two days before af and today (2 days before af) I had a little brown discharge when I wipped, but nothing since so I'm thinking she's right on schedule and going to show Tuesday.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on December 12, 2016, 04:03:53 PM
Aw, Wifelife, that stinks you're having signs AF is on her way! How are things today? Any more signs or are you still feeling pretty normal?
I think we are going to use gifts to make the Christmas announcements. My MIL told me today not to get them anything. I told her "I think we already got you a little something." Lol. They will be so surprised!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on December 12, 2016, 04:45:09 PM
Justpeachy, I still feel fine, but my spotting has changed into a little brown mixed with light red so I'm pretty sure I'll have a normal flow by tomorrow. I'm wondering if I should start cd 1 tomorrow or should consider yesterday cd1 since I've been having light periods. Maybe because I'm waiting till an actual flow to start cd1, I'm getting my O date wrong. Idk. I wonder if I should buy opks this cycle just to see if I am ovulating and if the time is correct. Or maybe I'll just keep waiting it out a few months and see what happens. Not sure. At least I have good news. I wanted to lose 10 pounds by Christmas and I hit it today. So that was nice. :)

Omg that will be soooo cute to announce it like that. I wish I could be there to witness it. (So not in a weird way) lol. Everyone is going to be so surprised and excited. I was thinking of getting this shirt I saw that said cookie in the oven and it has a gingerbread man on the stomach. I was going to wear that on Christmas day and see how long before they noticed. Haha How are you feeling? Do you have a doctor appointment yet?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on December 12, 2016, 05:08:51 PM
Hooray for your weight loss goal being met! That is fantastic. :-) I never count spotting beforehand as part of my period, but it could be that your cycle has changed so that is the actual start for you. I don't see that it would hurt to try the opks, but I also think if you are bding regularly throughout your cycle it's probably not too important to pinpoint exactly which day you ovulate. I'm sure whichever way you decide will be good.
I'm pretty excited about the announcements. That's a cute idea with the shirt too. There's so many great ways to announce! I am feeling good. I have cramps on and off still and have had a little nausea last night and this morning but nothing too bad. I mostly feel normal actually. I didn't have a bad first trimester with my first baby either, so I'm hoping it will stay this way for awhile. I haven't made an appointment yet. I'm kind of on the fence about going on and having my "confirmation" apt, but I probably won't go for a real apt until after the first. I'm hoping that if I wait it out till 8 weeks I may be able to hear the heartbeat at my first apt
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on December 12, 2016, 05:18:53 PM
Justpeachy, yea your right. As long as we continue with regular bd it should be ok. :) I'll prob stick to that for awhile. I feel like opks will make me obsess and I really like how laid back I've been this entire cycle. My weight loss has taken my mind off it because I'm focusing on that.

Aww that's great that your still feeling good. I hope you have an easy first trimester as well. :) That would be great to be able to hear the babies heart beat at your first appointment. I'm still so excited for you. I even told my husband. lol Are you guys wanting a girl or a boy?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on December 12, 2016, 07:54:12 PM
Wifelife, that's a good plan. I bet if you are able to just stay relaxed about it you'll have your bfp before you know it!
My hubby would definitely prefer another boy or twins with one of each. Lol (I hope NOT twins.) I thought I'd really like to have a girl this time, so I know I've got at least one of each (we'd eventually like to have a third), but really as long as it's a healthy baby I'll be a happy momma. :-)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on December 12, 2016, 11:08:20 PM
Justpeachy, I hope so. It'll happen when the time is right. :)
Yea, I think I'm with you. As long as it's healthy it doesn't really matter. I would love to have twins though. One of each. My husband on the other hand wants a little girl soooo bad. Which I find completely strange. Usually guys want boys, but not mine. He wants a girl that looks just like me he says. Lol. Don't disappear on us. I would love to hear updates. I'm sad that I'll be losing my cycle buddy. But so happy for you.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on December 13, 2016, 10:05:21 AM
I always thought it would be fun to have twins, but after having my son it sounds unbearable to have to push a second baby out right after the first one. Lol. Plus, it would be so hard taking care of 2 newborns plus my toddler by myself most of the week!
I was hoping we could graduate from cycle buddies to bump buddies, but I guess maybe it's not in the cards. Has AF shown for you this morning?
I am not planning to disappear. If you ladies would like to hear my updates, I would love to share them. And I wouldn't want to miss out on everyone's bfps either!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on December 13, 2016, 01:44:16 PM
I went on and set up a confirmation apt. They don't like to do it until around 6 wks, so it will be first thing Fri the 23rd. We are leaving that evening to head to my folks for Christmas, so I'll have it "confirmed" before we make our announcement. :-)
How is everyone else doing? Mrs S, when do you head to GA? Dutchie, how is the countdown coming along? MrsD, Dezire, how are your cycles coming along? Nkap, I hope that you're hanging in there and finding plenty of distractions. 
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on December 13, 2016, 03:28:52 PM
That's true. That would be hard with a toddler at home too. You would want to pull your hair out I'm sure. Lol. AF showed this morning. And it seemed like she is angry. lol horrible cramps and heavy. But it's ok. I was hoping we could be bump buddies too. Maybe it'll happen in the next few months and we can still be bump buddies. Lol that's awesome that you got your appointment scheduled. That's perfect timing right before you leave for Christmas. I deff want to stay updated on everything. :)

Ps. husband woke me up to a back massage to start our anniversary out right. :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on December 13, 2016, 08:11:02 PM
Congrats on your weight loss Wifelife.   It's never easy losing weight.     Sorry to hear AF showed.      Glad that hubby is spoiling you on your anniversary.
Justpeachy, that's great your get your dr confirmation app before you head off.    Will be good to hear how you are progressing along.   I am on cd 23, so another 5 days.     My partner has been so good, he said don't stress about it, it'll happen when it does.   
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on December 13, 2016, 08:30:27 PM
Hey ladies sorry I've been MIA I'm in Georgia and where I'm at I have no signal I'm using a friends phone to get on here I'm 4 weeks 4 days I'm feeling OK just using the bathroom allot and eating allot more
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on December 13, 2016, 10:51:02 PM
Wifelife, so sorry to hear AF showed and is being so nasty this month. :-( Good to hear your hubby soiled you a bit this morning. Back rubs are my favorite! I hope that we still can be bump buddies in the next couple months!
Dutchie, that is great! Glad to hear he is being supportive and you both are taking it in stride. Fingers crossed for you.
MrsS, good to hear you made it to GA alright. Have you looked for a dr yet or got an apt set up? I'm glad to hear you're not having too many symptoms.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on December 13, 2016, 11:17:48 PM
I won't be able to make one until I get to kingsbay where Stephen is at
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on December 13, 2016, 11:26:15 PM
I see. I guess I forgot/didn't realize you were staying somewhere else in GA first. Sorry. My dr said they don't like to do it before about 6 wks anyway, so I'm sure there's no rush!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on December 14, 2016, 12:52:43 PM
Oh OK I didn't know that
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on December 14, 2016, 03:36:46 PM
Dutchie, thank you. It hasn't been easy, especially with the holidays, but I'm still happy no matter how small the loss is. A loss is a loss. :) Only 4 more days. Your almost there. That's great that your partner is being support and that your staying relaxed.

MrsS, Glad you made it to Georgia. I loved it there. I spent a month in Savanna, Ga. years ago. I would love to move there.

Justpeachy, I hope we get to be bump buddies too. That would be so cool. It would be really nice to be able to have someone to talk to about it and ask questions. Are you excited about your appointment?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on December 14, 2016, 09:51:42 PM
Wifelife, I know this visit won't be too exciting, but it will make it feel more official/real and I'll be able to set up for my first real apt, so I'm looking forward to it. I hope that AF is starting to ease up on you a bit.
Mrs S, I didn't realize that either till I called to set up my apt.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on December 14, 2016, 10:41:37 PM
My friend Ashley told me is was 8 weeks and then ultrasound I'm so confused haha
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on December 15, 2016, 12:01:01 AM
Ah! Probably varies a bit depending on the dr office. My dr has confirmation apt and first prenantal check separately. Maybe your friend's dr does them together and that's the reason it's later. Also, my office doesn't routinely do an early ultrasound, only the 20 week one! I talked them into doing one with my first (8.5 wks - he looked like a gummy bear except you could see his heart beating) but I probably will just skip it this time
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on December 15, 2016, 12:04:58 AM
I can't wait to see my jelly bean I'm so excited to hear the heartbeat as well I'm probably going to cry
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on December 15, 2016, 12:11:16 AM
I'm excited to hear the heartbeat too. Then I'll feel like everything is good, and I can relax a bit.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on December 15, 2016, 03:28:03 AM
Justpeachy, that's so cool. Even though the first appointment isn't too exciting it will still be exciting to get the official confirmation.

I'm having a problem with AF. Idk if my period is getting shorter or if I should see a doctor or what? It's after midnight here, but I'm up worrying. TMI WARNING! Ok, I had two days of light spotting brown (normal for me prior to af), third day I got an actual flow. It started like it was going to be heavy, but it never did. It was medium I would say, never filled up a pad, but was still there. It was super bright red in color instead of the dark red like usual. Also very thin in consistency. Then the 4th, back to spotting. Red spotting. By the end of the night like right now, there's practically nothing. That's only one day of a flow. Not even a very heavy flow at that. Usually I have the two days of spotting prior. One day of heavy flow, and two days of light flow.

It's even shorter then last month when I had a 2day flow. Should I call a doctor or does this sound ok?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on December 15, 2016, 05:42:18 AM
Omg JustPeachy congratulations!!! So great to have some positive news in our little group. I'm a bit like nkap, trying to keep my mind on other things so I'm not stressing and can regulate my cycle so I haven't been on here as regularly sorry.
Wifelife, if there is one thing I have learnt about this whole process it's that as soon as you start trying you notice every little detail and change in your cycle that you would have paid no notice to or given a second thought at all before. This tends to make us overthink things, get stressed (whether you feel it or not) and throw our bodies out of whack. But you can only do what you makes you think is right, so if you think seeing your Dr will help you feel better then you should x
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on December 15, 2016, 12:15:34 PM
Thanks, MrsD! What cycle day are you on now? I hope you and Nkap will start seeing some shorter more regular cycles soon.
Wifelife, it might not hurt to put a call in to the dr. Maybe you can even just speak to a nurse and see if they think it warrants a visit. It could be concerning to have such short light periods because you are supposed to shed the whole lining of your uterus during AF, so maybe it is not all getting shed or maybe not forming completely for some reason if you are only bleeding a very small amount. I mean, I probably wouldn't worry about one off, but since your last few have been off, it might be worth checking in. Also might not hurt to take a hpt, just to be sure.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Vanny019 on December 15, 2016, 01:30:51 PM
Need some advice one day late on my af, but had a negative pregnancy test.... how long should I wait ?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on December 15, 2016, 04:13:23 PM
Wait a few more days
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Vanny019 on December 15, 2016, 05:05:46 PM
Yes I'll wait a few days
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on December 15, 2016, 06:47:33 PM
MrsD, that's very true. I had regular 28 day cycles prior to ttc. Once I started ttc they started jumping all over the place. Now it looks like they are staying at 30 days which is still ok. It's always nice to give yourself a break from ttc. It gives you time to settle your nerves and take a break from the mental stress.

Justpeachy, I'm concidering calling my doctors office. Not positive yet, but deff concidereing it. I'm leaving out of town tomorrow for my anniversary so it won't be till after I come back. As for taking the test, today would be 2 days past my start date. Do you think that would be late enough to show an accurate result? Also, would I need to wait till tomorrow so I can test with fmu or would it be ok to test today? I drink a lot of water through the day. About 100oz. Would that affect the results? Should I not drink any water prior to testing? Sorry for so many questions. I just want to make sure I do it right and get an accurate result. I don't think I am, but with such a light and short af I should prob test before leaving for the weekend and drinking. Side note, no spotting or anything today.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on December 15, 2016, 07:22:47 PM
I turn 5 weeks in 2 days I just ate like 3 hours ago and I'm f***ing hungry again lol
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on December 15, 2016, 07:28:14 PM
Wifelife, I think the best time to test is first thing in the morning.   
What your describing is exactly what my cycles are, first day heavy for me, but considered light for most, then the next 2 days very light and last day is spotting.   I have 28 days cycles and 4 days AF. 
If it's not normal for you then maybe see a doc
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on December 15, 2016, 07:39:26 PM
Dutchie, it's deff not normal for me. I mean yea my periods have gotten shorter, but they are still three days of a flow. Even if it's a light flow. This month I had 2 days very light spotting (only when I wiped and not every time.), one day light/medium flow, next day spotting. That's it.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on December 15, 2016, 07:51:28 PM
I hope you're pregnant wifelife you me and justpeachy can be bump buddies
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on December 15, 2016, 08:04:40 PM
MrsS, my sister in laws eat like crazy too. They are pregnant as well. I wish I was pregnant with you guys too. Unfortunately I really don't think I am. This one day of an actual flow just has me stressed out. I only have one test at home so I don't want to waste it. I hate testing after I bleed. I feel like it's sooo silly, but feel like I should just to be safe ya know?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on December 15, 2016, 08:12:18 PM
Wifelife, I would probably say test first thing in the morning. I'm not sure if the water makes a big difference, but testing first thing will give you the highest concentration either way. It should be fine to test at this point. I tested the day I was due to start with both pregnancies and got positives, so 3 days later should be enough I would think.
MrsS, be careful about the constant eating. Baby doesn't really need the extra callories yet, and it can make you gain a lot of weight. I felt like I was starving or nauseous in turns the first trimester of my first pregnancy, and I ended up gaining like twice as much as I should have!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on December 15, 2016, 08:20:51 PM
Justpeachy, I'll wait and test in the morning. I feel so silly. Why can't I just have a normal period so I don't have to test? Lol. This is crazy. I wish I had two test bc I would take one right now. I hate taking it once my husband is home when I really don't think I am because it gets his hopes up when the only point of the test really is to confirm I'm not pregnant. Now, if I hadn't started at all or something then I deff would want him home when I test. Not sure if that makes sense. Lol
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on December 15, 2016, 08:30:47 PM
Aw, I understand. Maybe you can sneaky test while he is asleep or something?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on December 15, 2016, 08:43:51 PM
Yea I'll just take it before he wakes up. That way I'm not testing without him, but at the same time if I get a bfn I don't even have to tell him. :) and we can go on with our trip and have fun.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on December 15, 2016, 08:49:50 PM
Right! That's what I did. I woke up at like 4 am while my hubby was still sleeping and took the test. Then I told him when he woke up
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on December 15, 2016, 09:03:50 PM
Hahaha that's so smart. :) I'm stealing it. Lol im sure it'll be negative, but whatever. If so, I'll prob call the doctor next week.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: deziredone on December 15, 2016, 09:50:50 PM
Omg I've been gone a few days and what!!! Congrats Justpeachy woot woot! So freaking excited for you. Wow, you and MrsS are bump buddies now!!! I wish I could be as lucky as you to bd early and that would be the jackpot lol. Fingers crossed.
I'm sorry Wifelife that you're getting AF symptoms/spotting. I also wouldn't count spotting as start of cycle until actual red flow but who knows your body is changing. Btw, Happy belated anniversary! Hope this weekend will be wonderful.
I've been so busy so I apologize but I'll be MIA most days. I'll try to come in every few days but job has me overworked and then I started a small business opportunity so even more crazy. I like that I have stuff to keep my mind off things when OH is away and not dreading every cycle. Also, hating the weather. Today was 3 degrees with wind chills. Burrrr!
Nkap, it's good to take some time off. Definitely need to regroup and let the stress go. This will all happen for us in our own time.
Please justpeachy and Mrs.S keep us in the loop. Love hearing some great news around here.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on December 15, 2016, 10:48:46 PM
My question is, when do I have to stop eating fish I love catfish I feel guilty now because I love fish period and I just ate two pieces of catfish. I am so upset that I read online that I have yo stop eating it but do I really have to? I know I can't with mercury in it
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on December 15, 2016, 11:16:45 PM
Dezire, sounds like you have been busy for sure! How exciting you are pursuing a new business venture. I hate the cold too. So glad it hasn't got that cold here yet! 20s is bad enough. Haha.
Mrs S, you don't have to stop eating fish. Avoid anything undercooked (sushi) and do be careful how much fish that is high in mercury (shark,tuna, swordfish, king mackerel, and tilefish) that you eat, but you don't have to give fish up entirely! Actually, fish is good for baby's brain development because of omega-3s in the oil. Also be aware of where the fish you eat is sourced from and pollutants that it may have been exposed to. Looking in my "what to expect" book it says to limit freshwater fish caught by recreational fishers to about 6 oz a week. You can have about twice that much per week of several types including salmon, cod, tilapia, and trout. I'm sure you can find a more complete list on the internet, but basically don't feel guilty!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on December 15, 2016, 11:18:47 PM
Omg thank you haha
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on December 16, 2016, 12:48:34 AM
So I just had the best grilled cheese sandwich instead of using butter I used mayo I put pickles in the grilled cheese and I put sour cream on top of it. It was amazing Lol justpeachy you should try it, it was amazing
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on December 16, 2016, 10:36:57 AM
Lol, MrsS, I don't know. I'm a pretty boring eater when pregnant. Last time about the only thing I craved was chicken nuggets with BBQ sauce. Haha.
Wifelife, how'd the test turn out this morning?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on December 16, 2016, 02:28:18 PM
Hi everyone. Took the test this morning, it was just another off period. Which I figured. Just trying to be safe. We are just about at our hotel so I won't be online this weekend. I hope you guys all have a great weekend and I'll be back Sunday. Talk to you soon.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on December 16, 2016, 02:50:22 PM
Well, darn. But at least you know now. I hope you have an amazing weekend!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on December 17, 2016, 05:52:34 AM
Wifelife, if you're still concerned I would see your doctor. If nothing else it will at least hopefully ease your mind knowing you have done something about it xo
My fertility score is 10 today according to ovia, bd'd yesterday and will again tonight ;) even though we're not focussing on it this month it can't hurt, might just happen while we're not taking it too seriously :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on December 17, 2016, 01:49:01 PM
I get to go home with hubby today I'm so happy. Am now 5 weeks today :) I don't feel any different other than being hungry lol. How far along are you justpeachy?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on December 17, 2016, 04:29:50 PM
MrsD, fingers crossed for you. I think sometimes all it takes is to not take it too seriously.
Mrs S, I'm a day behind you. 5 weeks tomorrow. Read in my weekly update that babies heart is the size of a poppy seed in week 5 which is so amazing since the 4 week update said baby was the size of a poppy seed!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on December 17, 2016, 06:18:30 PM
Its so cool that we're bump buddies :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on December 17, 2016, 06:56:26 PM
Yep! Right there together. Maybe we'll even have our babies the same day. :-)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on December 17, 2016, 11:30:23 PM
That would be awesome lol
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on December 18, 2016, 04:31:18 PM
Hi ladies. I'm back from my trip. MrsS and Justpeachy it's crazy to think your both already 5 weeks along. Granted I know you don't even find out till your about 4 weeks, but still. 5 weeks seems so long. I have a feeling it's going to go by soooo fast. I'm not sure if I'm going to call the doctor or not yet. Being the week before Christmas I have a ton going on. My mom and I do a lot of baking and I gotta finish wrapping presents and we have a lot of family traditions this week. That'll keep me too busy to go to the doctor. I might wait it out and see if next period is also weird. I'm not sure yet. Lol
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on December 18, 2016, 06:15:06 PM
I hope you had an awesome weekend wifelife. Hopefully you will be able to be bump buddies with us soon :). It would be really cool. I'm making a doctors appointment tomorrow I can't wait to see my little baby. He/she is as small as an orange seed right now so it's teeny tiny still.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on December 18, 2016, 06:22:39 PM
Hi ladies,    Must be good to be with hubby Mrs s.    AF is due tomorrow and had something happen this morning.   Sorry in advance for the detail.    We went to BD and partner said you're bleeding as he had blood on his finger.     We BD and I thought AF came.   There was not a lot of blood.  Thinking AF was here I used my normal protection, I don't use liners.    Now 2 hrs later I went to change and it doesn't look like she's here.    I have never spotted before AF.   We were a bit amarous two nights prior and not sure if it's that.    I never had implantation bleed with the boys.    Could it be that, or is it to close to AF for it to that?   Sorry just a bit baffled why the spotting this morning.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on December 18, 2016, 07:36:16 PM
Wifelife, I hope you had a great time on your trip. The holidays are always such a hectic time. I don't blame you for thinking about putting off a dr visit a bit longer.
MrsS, so exciting you've made it back to your hubby and can now set up your dr visit! You'll have to let us know when you get it set up for.
Dutchie, I'm not sure what might have been the cause of the bleeding. Does seem a bit late for implantation, but who knows? I hope it turns out to be a good sign, and you can get a positive this time though!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on December 18, 2016, 10:48:23 PM
Always :) I am just so excited what kind of tylenol do I have to take cause I have a really bad headache.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on December 18, 2016, 11:15:50 PM
Just regular acetaminophen. It's ok if it's the "extra strength" kind, but you don't want anything else mixed in there for colds or whatever
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on December 19, 2016, 05:55:21 AM
Oh well just peachy,  by lunch time AF arrived.  Back to ttc again
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on December 19, 2016, 08:39:43 AM
Darn. So sorry to hear that Dutchie. Sending extra baby dust for your next try. Don't forget to treat yourself a bit!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on December 19, 2016, 11:40:06 AM
Dutchie, so sorry to hear Af came. It's sucky I know. Enjoy something nice and reward yourself. That seems to help me.

MrsS, that's wonderful that you are back with the hubby. Keep us updated when your appointment is and how it goes. I hope I'll get to be bump buddies with you guys too, but you never know what's going to happen.

Justpeachy, it was wonderful trip. My husband ordered breakfast in bed and took me to every Christmas display possible. We had nice dinners together and would stay up all night joking around and just laughing. He also bought me some rose gold earrings. They are beautiful. I got up this morning, however and realized I didn't lose a single pound. Lol I guess I just had too much fun to lose any weight. Haha. I'm still down 10 pounds though I doubt I'll lose anymore until after the holidays. Hahaha I'm starting my baking tonight so there will be way too many good things laying around. I think I'm going to wait one more cycle till I call the doctor. That'll be 6 months of ttc if I don't get pregnant this cycle. I can't believe I'm almost 30 and don't have any children yet. For some reason that really stresses me out. How are you feeling dear? Anything new going on?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on December 19, 2016, 12:42:01 PM
Wifelife, it sounds like a perfect anniversary trip! So glad to hear it was great. I would call holding steady weight-wise for the holidays a definite win. So easy to gain this time of year! I'm sorry you are feeling a bit of the biological clock ticking, but you're still young! Try not to stress about it.
My back has been hurting a lot, especially when I first get up on the mornings, but otherwise I don't feel much different. No breast changes, no nausea, no appetite increases, really haven't even been tired except maybe a bit in the evening. Makes me a bit paranoid, but I don't actually think it means anything bad. My in-laws wanted to do Christmas before we leave town, so we went over there yesterday and gave them their gift. It was an m&m minis tube (with the test inside). Mine and my husband's names both start with m, and we had the candies as part of our wedding celebrations and used a minis tube in our fb announcement with our first, so they understood immediately when they pulled it out of the gift bag what it meant. They are so excited and volunteered immediately to keep our son when I go to the hospital to have this one as well as for dr apts or if I just need a day to rest or something. Lol. I have great in-laws
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on December 19, 2016, 02:52:46 PM
Justpeachy, haha I'd say your right. As long as I don't gain, I'm happy. I was always soooo skinny so these past 3 years of constant non stop gaining really took a toll on me. It feels good to finally see the scale going down. I can't wait to get back to a good weight. As for the biological clock, your also right. I know it's silly to worry about. I always thought I would be a young mom because that's all I ever wanted... to be a mom. Plus I want 2-4 depending on how it goes with each one. Lol but I'm very happy I didn't rush into it with the wrong person. I'm glad I waited until I found the perfect person for me because now it's not just about wanting children, it's more of me wanting a family with the person I love. If that makes sense. Haha. I get like this every once in a great while. Prob bc of the holidays.
Omg that is the cutest way to announce that. Ahhhh!!! I just love that. That's so sweet of your in laws to offer to help you guys. That's so nice that you have great in laws that are there for you guys. I'm sooo happy for you. I really love the m&ms idea. That's cute that it's like a tradition for you guys. So cute. My husband and I wanted to be able to have a winter announcement because everything significant in our relationship has been during winter. He also wants to bring my mom a plant the day we announce it because the day he asked my parents permission to ask me to marry him he showed up with a plant for my mom. She said she knew right then something was up. Haha
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on December 19, 2016, 08:26:11 PM
I think you are definitely right about it being better to wait and raise a family with the right person than to rush into having kids. It's such a huge step to take! There are still a couple of winter months left. Maybe you will get to announce before it's over after all! I love a fun announcement. My first was my folk's first grandbaby, and we told them on their anniversary. We got them a small grandfather clock with a note that said "time to choose" and had a list of grandparent names. Maybe you can find a "baby themed" plant of some kind when the time comes.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on December 19, 2016, 09:23:25 PM
Aww that's really cute. When I have a baby it'll be my parents first grandchild as well. My other siblings don't want kids and my one sister has Down syndrome and cerebral palsy so she can't have children. So it's up to me to give them grandkids. Lol no pressure or anything. Haha. Hopefully we get our time soon, but I'll be happy whenever it happens. I'm so glad to hear your feeling well. I get why you get paranoid, but I think your just blessed. :) Hopefully it continues to be an easy pregnancy. Your leaving soon for Christmas right? Going to go spend time with family? Are you excited to tell everyone? Are you going to do it the same way as your in laws or something different?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on December 19, 2016, 09:43:01 PM
Hey ladies. Tonight has been a good night for me I ended up crying because I went to my moms house to get some things once I walked inside I wanted to throw up it smelt so bad in there. My mom is still neglecting my sister. She has a stack of DSS papers and one of them said a deputy sheriff wilbe out there next time. I'm trying not to stress but that is my baby sister I raised her so that is my baby in there and she is getting treated like shit. And it felt like my own mother didn't want me there either
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on December 19, 2016, 09:43:26 PM
Has not been a good night*
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on December 19, 2016, 10:52:32 PM
Wifelife, we are leaving on Friday evening after my husband gets off work to go down and see my family. (I'm going to the dr to have the pregnancy confirmed that morning, so hopefully that will help me feel a bit more at ease.) I am planning to tell them the same way as I did my in-laws this time. It worked really well and a pretty simple idea. I'm planning to wait till the extended family has left and just tell my folks and siblings. I'm really looking forward to this weekend and the holiday. Although, I'm sure with the drive and everything it's going to be pretty exhausting.
Mrs S, I'm sorry to hear you are having family troubles. That is a tough situation. :-(
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on December 19, 2016, 11:36:29 PM
Justpeachy, yea at least the doctor will help ease your nerves and reassure you that everything is going well. That way you'll be able to enjoy your trip to see your family. How long of a trip is it? Maybe you'll be able to nap on the way. That'll be a lot of fun once you get there. I just finished baking a ton of fudge so my husband will be a happy man when he gets home tonight. Lol We pretty much stay in town for the holiday. We go to his grandmas Christmas night after everything at our house has calmed down and another grandmas Christmas Eve, but both are only 45 min away.
He just told me the other day he would like for me to look for him jobs in other states. He has a great job here and that's what's kept us in Cali, but we want out of here sooo bad. I have no clue where to even start. lol

MrsS, I'm also sorry to about the situation with your sister. I know that must be tough. Have you ever thought about moving her with you?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on December 20, 2016, 09:08:19 AM
My folks live about 400 miles from us, so it's around an 8 hour drive depending on stops and so forth. My husband gets up at like 2 in the morning for work, so I will probably drive at least at first while he naps. We will leave here Friday evening and come back Monday morning.
That's exciting about your husband asking you to look into jobs in other states. I think you had said you would really like to move and raise kiddos somewhere else. I'm sure it's a bit of an intimidating task trying to decide where to look though!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on December 20, 2016, 03:29:48 PM
Yeah I have but I dont think the court will let me have custody
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on December 20, 2016, 06:57:04 PM
Justpeachy, oh wow that's a long trip. Well hopefully by the time you start getting tired, your husband will be waking up and can take over. It's hard traveling out of town when your husband works weird hours. Mine doesn't work standard hours either. He leaves for work around 3:30pm and tends to get home anywhere from 1:30am-6:00am. Most days it's between 3-4am. It's crazy. At least your staying the full weekend. I bet it'll be a nice little get away. :)

Yea I already feel like it's an impossible task. lol I'm pretty sure it'll never happen. Not to sound negative, but 1, he's got such a good job here that it'll be hard to find something with as good of pay and benefits. 2, I don't even know what state to look in let alone the city. Hes named off a few states, but how am I suppose to decide on what towns in each state are good when I have never been to any of them? Haha That's just way too complicated to try to figure out. I don't think it'll ever happen. Which is ok too. It's not like we live somewhere bad, we just like the country, mountains, small towns lifestyle.

MrsS, have you talked to your mom about letting her move with you?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on December 20, 2016, 07:45:50 PM
No because that would just cause a huge argument between her and I and I can not handle that stress from her anymore.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on December 20, 2016, 09:38:51 PM
Wifelife, It definitely makes things more complicated when your guy has a weird schedule, but I'm glad he at least has a fairly predictable schedule these days unlike when he was driving over the road.
I think you would have to start looking for openings in his field of work, see what was available where, then do some researching on the area you might end up moving into to see if it would be somewhere you might like.
MrsS, I don't really have any advice to offer. I think you just have to do what you think is best and try not to let the rest of it get to you too much.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on December 20, 2016, 09:50:46 PM
Justpeachy, yea at least you know what his schedule will be like. At least you can plan around that. Yea, I would have to see what warehouses pay and who is hiring where. We will see what happens. I know his job has a branch in Oregon so that may be an option.

MrsS, I'm sorry. I hope it all works out for you.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on December 21, 2016, 04:19:38 PM
Thanks lady's. Everything is going well at the in-laws having a good time. My dog decided he wanted run off on me and made me strain myself. But other than that everything is going good
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on December 23, 2016, 10:39:18 AM
Good morning, ladies. I just got back from having my pregnancy confirmed with my dr office. My first real apt is scheduled for January 18. I'm very excited!
How are all of you doing? I hope all is well, and you all have a very merry Christmas!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on December 23, 2016, 01:54:48 PM
Justpeachy, yay!! So happy for you. That's so exciting. Everything is well here. Baking and getting ready for Christmas. Family stuff starts tonight for us. We go out to dinner and go look at Christmas lights with my fam tonight. Tomorrow we go to my husbands grandmas for dinner and christmas day we spend here until 3ish and then go to his other grandmas for a few hours. We have a busy weekend. I'm sure your getting everything ready to leave. Have a safe trip and I hope you have a great time. Have a Merry Christmas everyone.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on December 23, 2016, 02:32:24 PM
Congrats justpeachy that's great news! :)
So I know I said we weren't trying much this month, well I have still been taking my bbt every morning (just out of habit now really) and I am about 11 or 12 Dpo I think and my temp just keeps getting higher and higher, this morning it was 36.84 (Celsius) which I haven't had a temp that high since I was last pregnant! I'm really trying not to get too excited and I am telling you ladies to resist the urge to tell hubby and get his hopes up. But here's hoping it's a good sign. I won't be testing until the new year though given my crazy cycle I think. Merry Christmas everyone, let's hope santa leaves us all some magic baby dust! Xo
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on December 25, 2016, 01:10:04 PM
MERRY CHRISTMAS LOVELY LADIES!!!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: deziredone on December 25, 2016, 01:45:11 PM
Hi ladies! I know it's been a minute. I just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas.  I'm caught up with the feed and excited for all the updates to occur. Enjoy the quality time with the family and I'll be back in the New Years! xoxo
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Kerrie.ince on December 25, 2016, 04:31:23 PM
Hiya ladies been reading these Chats on this app for about 6/7 months now. Im TTC and been trying for 8/9months now And I'm in need of advice and help
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on December 25, 2016, 05:12:33 PM
Welcome Kerrie! What advice do you need?  We are always here to help
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Kerrie.ince on December 25, 2016, 05:29:32 PM
It's not letting me write a lot so I'm gonna have to cut it short for you Hun. I'm 5days late iv had a lot of symptoms of pregnancy, nosebleed, runny nose for past three days, lower back ached over the two week wait, very bad head aches same again started half way through, my knee joints have been hurting lately, temperature is high I did it today in the after noon though it was 36.8 and I'm Normal 35 its been high for ages now, my abdominal hurts when pushed down as I had pain when I was supposed to have my period but didn't come and iv had very bad pain in my right ovary area like sharp stabbing pain and a constant ache over the past 5 days not here anymore though get the odd twinge now and then.iv done two test now one on the first day of missed period and one today both done in the afternoon to. So I'm all confused with this pain and other things also hungry all the time.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on December 25, 2016, 08:19:34 PM
Hi Kerrie,

I have never heard of nosebleed, runny nose or knee pain being symptoms of pregnancy before. Also, headaches can be very common in your cycle whether pregnant or not due to fluctuating hormone levels. I know I personally experience migraines in the day or two before AF is my estrogen drops. As for your temp, it is only useful to track your ovulation etc when taken first thing in the morning before you get out of bed. It's your basal body temperature that you monitor for signs of ovulation (which is your lowest body temperature and must be taken first thing). Your regular temperature (taken in the arvo like you did) won't tell you much, other than if it is unusually high you might be getting sick. Maybe that's what causing runny nose and joint pain?
I would do a test with fmu and see how you go. However, any severe or sharp pain in your ovary area, plus the low back pain might call for a visit to your doctor to make sure everything is ok. Sending you lots of baby dust, we all know how frustrating this process can be. X
And Merry Christmas ladies :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Kerrie.ince on December 26, 2016, 04:23:07 PM
Thank you for the reply and I'm still not on yet my nipples has got really saw you carnt touch them as their that bad and feel really heavy to and I'm going to take another test in two days if I don't come on Hun xx
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Ttc-June-2016 on December 27, 2016, 07:19:35 AM
Hi still in the 2ww on cd49 of 56. AF is due on or around the 4 and been trying to convince since June with no luck was on the implant for 2 month before having it removed due to it snapping in my arm :/ and decided just to start then rather than after xmas. Anyhow took 10 weeks to get period again then they have been 8weeks apart since then. I'm 98% sure I ovulated this month :) took a test this morning was BFN not that I was expecting anything different just couldn't wait I'm a testaholic lol starting to get a little down now as it's been so long so though I would joint this group with everyone as we all seem to be in similar boats and nice to have someone to talk to about it and make new friends <3 bby dust to everyone and hopefully we all get our BFP soon xxx
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on December 28, 2016, 12:17:57 AM
Hey everyone sorry I have MIA I ended up seeing my friend Taylor from middle school in Walmart. Anyway she thinks I'm further along than 6 weeks because of how firm I am getting. Like I am completely firm I've only had morning sickness once and that was at my in-laws. You visibly see the veins on my breasts. She says I am probably about 10-12 weeks pregnant
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Ttc-June-2016 on December 28, 2016, 09:30:04 AM
From what you have decried it's sounds very much like you could be further on then you first anticipate but the only way to know is to have a dating scan Hun xx
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on December 28, 2016, 10:37:12 AM
Hi ladies,
I hope everyone had a great Christmas. Welcome to the new ladies. How's everyone's cycles coming along? Mrs D, I hope your high bbt turns out to be a good sign! Would be so great to see some more positives in here!
Mrs S, I wouldn't get your hopes too high about being further along until you see the dr, just because if it turns out you're not it might feel like losing progress. That would be exciting though if it turns out you're further along!
I had a good visit with my family. My mom is very excited for grandbaby #2. My dad just kind of seemed stunned, which was about his reaction last time too. Lol. The trip wore me out so bad I could barely function yesterday. Also, I think the morning sickness is starting to set in for me. Haven't actually been sick, but feeling icky and nauseated. Boob soreness also started up yesterday, still not terrible but definitely a bit more tender than usual.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Kerrie.ince on December 28, 2016, 11:14:31 AM
Still waiting for af it's 7 days late now and I got sore nipples three days ago which are getting a lot more sore, I keep getting period cramps and sometimes still get that sharp pain in my right ovary area. At some points I get really sick like as if I'm going to be sick but I'm not. I took a test two days ago it was negative so I'm going to try again in three days time.
Baby dust to everyone hope you all get what you want!!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on December 28, 2016, 07:41:10 PM
Hello and welcome to all the new ladies on this thread. :) We are happy to have you.
MrsD, that sounds promising. Any new updates?
Justpeachy, I am sooo happy that you had a good visit. I bet you were exhausted. I've been exhausted too and I didn't have to travel like you did. That's funny about your dads reaction. I bet mine would be the same way. Lol. I'm sure everyone is so happy and excited to have another grandbaby on the way. I'm sorry your starting to feel a little sick. Hopefully it passes quickly and won't be something you have to deal with the entire first trimester.

I came down with a cold. Woke up Christmas morning and my throat was itchy. Finally feeling better today. :) I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on December 28, 2016, 08:29:42 PM
Hi ladies,
Glad to hear everyone had a nice Christmas.
Not much more news from me. I've just got home from being at my parents for Xmas. CD 31 and still no AF but you all know how crazy my cycle is so I'm going to wait a bit longer. We have family staying with us now until the 2nd so if it doesn't show by then I'll test I think.
Mrs S, I agree with the others, see how you go at your dating scan before you get too excited.
Kerrie, I would go and see your doctor if I were you. They can do bloods to test for pregnancy and make sure nothing else is wrong.
Just Peachy, sucks you have been feeling sick but all those signs show that things are working they way they should be and your hormone levels are increasing which is a great thing.
Wifelife, glad to hear you are feeling better. Where are you in your cycle now?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on December 28, 2016, 11:01:24 PM
Went to the doctors today I was in pain everything is fine the baby is healthy I am 6 weeks and 5 days along my due date is August 18th, 2017 I am so excited hubby was upset because he couldn't be there for the first ultrasound but he understand because of the privacy of other patients privacy. But everything is fine I'm happy
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: deziredone on December 29, 2016, 12:07:43 AM
Hi ladies, hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. Welcome to all the new ladies! Awwww Mrs.S that's amazing already know the due date. I hope your hubby can go next time.
Justpeachy I'm sorry you're feeling sick, hopeful it passes soon and less nauseated. Glad you enjoyed the family time and excited about the new addition to the family.
Wifelife I hope you feel better soon. Where are you on your cycle?
Kerrie, definitely get checked. I agree that the blood test can tell you if you're pregnant and if there are any other issues. Better to be safe.
OH got back a few days before Christmas so glad we were both off from work to enjoy Christmas. Too bad though my fertile window was long gone as ovia said I was at a 1.5 score lol. Oh well we'll call it practicing :-)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on December 29, 2016, 12:18:31 AM
I gotta get my social back in order for me to get my military ID so I can make an actual doctors appointment instead of going to the hospital every time
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Kerrie.ince on December 29, 2016, 03:36:02 AM
Thank you sweethearts I'm going away to my hubbys family for a day so I'm Going to book an appointment on Friday with my doctor. Iv woke up this Morning really achey and tired with tonsillitis but my bother has got it so iv must of got it from him -_- throat is hurting abit so going to sort it asap.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on December 29, 2016, 04:17:23 PM
Good to hear everyone's holidays seem to have gone well.
 Wifelife, I hope you get over your cold quickly. My guys both had colds right before Christmas, but so far I seem to have managed to avoid catching it thankfully.
Mrs D, I agree my symptoms are a sign things are going right even if they aren't much fun to live with. Glad to hear your AF hasn't shown. Fingers crossed for you.
Mrs S, glad to hear everything was well with you and baby, and how exciting you got to see the little one already! Could you see the heartbeat yet?
Kerrie, sorry to hear you're not feeling well. Hope it passes soon.
Dezire, sorry to hear you missed your fertile period, but I'm sure you're glad to have your OH back anyway! Hopefully he will get to be around during the next one.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on December 29, 2016, 06:03:42 PM
MrsD, that's so great that af has stayed away so far. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you. I hope this is your month. :)
Dezire, sorry that OH was away, but hey practicing is always fun anyways. Haha. Plus it helps keep your stress levels down. Hopefully he will here for the next one. :)
Justpeachy, glad to hear you didn't catch it. So many people here are sick with colds. Luckily my husband also hasn't caught it. I'm feeling back to normal today so at least it passed quickly.

I am currently in my fertile week. Its almost over. Ending on Saturday. Today I had a lot of ewcm. The most I've actually seen in a long time so hubby and I made sure to bd. :) Not putting any pressure on it though as I'm focusing all my energy on losing this weight. It keeps my mind busy so I don't stress.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on December 29, 2016, 06:44:31 PM
Hi ladies,  hope everyone had a great Christmas, sounds like it.   We went to Brisbane and I met the rest of my partners family.    His sister talked to him about his alcohol consumption which didn't go down well.  Then when we were home again she sent him a huge text about how alcohol affects sperm and if you want to be a father you need to cut down.  He knows this and I think deep down he thinks it's because of that we haven't seen a bfp yet.    I started to use the otk again, just so that I know I'm O.    I have also started tracking on another ap and find its more accurate. 
I've started my fertile window today as well wifelife.   
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on December 30, 2016, 03:04:59 PM
Well ladies looks like it's on to 2017 with the rest of you for me. AF has shown up just in time for New Years Eve (great!). I know we weren't even really trying this month but I still feel down. I think knowing that if it wasn't for my loss I would've been 36 weeks now doesn't help. When I was first pregnant I kept thinking about what Xmas and NY would be like being so heavily pregnant etc. let's hope 2017 brings a truck load of baby dust our way xo
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on December 30, 2016, 03:06:24 PM
P.S just wanted to shout out to Mrs S, how exciting you have a due date and a healthy bub!? What amazing year this is going to be for you :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Kerrie.ince on December 30, 2016, 03:22:43 PM
Still no sign of af and I thought I was getting tonsillitis but it wasnt, it must have been the way I slept or just my neck aching. 9 days late now going to get some more test tomorrow and take one Sunday.
Going out tomorrow night for New Year's Eve looks like orange juice for me. Was hoping to get bfp or af by now so I would of known by new year.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: deziredone on December 30, 2016, 04:39:11 PM
Hey ladies, ok I need to get this out cause I'm all confused right now. When OH left for trip we bd'd but it was too early and not in fertile window at all, ovia app score was at 3.5 and when he got back it was at 1.5 to 1. In the past few months AF has shown up any where from cd24-28. I'm currently on cd 30 and still no AF. But I don't want to test cause I just don't want to be disappointed. Only thing I feel are tender breast and cramps here and there. Any thoughts ladies.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on December 30, 2016, 05:00:37 PM
Take a test woman! Lol that is what I was experiencing before I got my positive especially the tender breasts. It wouldn't hurt to test dezrie. Hopefully you get your BFP
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: deziredone on December 30, 2016, 06:39:59 PM
Well I went to use the restroom and after I wiped there was slight brownish pink spotting so I'm  sure AF is on her way and maybe hormonal changes or stress got me all late, just never been this late. She's messing with me for reals. I just put on a liner for now. Keep you posted.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on December 30, 2016, 08:43:04 PM
It may be a sign of implantation you may never know!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: deziredone on December 31, 2016, 07:44:33 AM
Well I tested as soon as I got up this morning and bfn then an hour later AF is really here. So my body is all whacked. I guess I should be happy cause i used to be on my period every 3 weeks. So to go to 24-28 days and then get this break of cd30. I have to look at the bright side. Sucks that it's New Year's Eve though! Oh well at least I know I get to celebrate with unlimited drinks lol. Happy New Years Everyone!!!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on December 31, 2016, 01:48:02 PM
Aw that sucks dezerie but at least you can have a wonderful time. On to the next month! I'm 7 weeks and 1 day today I've heard from my grandpa two half glasses of red wine is really good for the baby I don't know if I want to try that and it not be true but my grandfather has allot note experience with kids lol
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Kerrie.ince on January 01, 2017, 04:57:54 AM
Hiya ladies it won't let me put up this picture -_- but I did two test one yesterday and this morning clear blue and I'm pretty sure their is a very faint positives on both except this mornings is abit more clear. I need someone adivce if you could message me I think I can send it through their please.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on January 02, 2017, 08:02:32 PM
Hi ladies. Sorry I've been MIA there is always a lot going on for me around the holidays. Plus in january I have my hubbys bday, as well as 3 other close family members. November-January is a crazy time for us.
Dutchie, sorry to hear about what your partners sister did to him regarding the drinking. I know that must have been uncomfortable. I'm sorry you guys had to go through that. I hope you have a wonderful fertile week. Happy Bd'ing.
MrsD, sorry to hear your on to 2017 with the rest of us and that you've been down. I know it sucks. It's not fair at all, but try to remain positive. It'll happen for you at the right time. :)
Dezire, sorry to hear your body played a trick on you, but love that your looking at the bright side. Maybe your cycle will finally lengthen a bit and give you periods every 4 weeks instead of 3. That would be nice. :) hope you had a wonderful NYE and had lots of fun.
Kerrie, I hope your right and got your bfp. Maybe try a waiting another 2 days and doing a test again. hCG levels double fast at the beginning of pregnancy. Good luck!
Justpeachy, how are you? How's everything going?

As for me, I'm out of my fertile window and in the tww. I have about 10 days till AF shows. I only got to Bd twice during my fertile window, which sucks, but one of them was on the day that ovia predicted my fertile score was a 10. So that makes me feel a little better.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on January 02, 2017, 10:02:26 PM
I have been using the ovia pregnancy app along with the what to expect pregnancy app. I conceived the day after Thanksgiving. I'm 7 weeks and 3 days today. Hubby and I are going to a parenting class tomorrow around 5 I'm excited.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on January 02, 2017, 11:52:43 PM
Hi y'all.
Dutchie, sorry to hear things got awkward with the family visit. I'm sure that was pretty uncomfortable and not particularly helpful. Good luck with this cycle!
Mrs D and Dezire, so sorry AF showed up for you both. Mrs D, that must be so hard thinking about how close you would be getting if the last pregnancy had stuck, but just keep moving forward, and I'm sure you will get another chance soon.
Kerrie, I agree with Wifelife. Give it a couple/few days and try the tests again if still no AF. Fingers crossed for a stronger positive!
Wifelife, don't let it get you down that you only got to bd a couple times, especially if one was very close to O day. It worked for me; fingers crossed it will for you too!
Mrs S, I have Ovia pregnancy ap too. I love the daily updates about babies development!
I'm doing pretty well. Kind of struggled through last week feeling icky and have been having a hard time getting out of bed in the mornings, but nothing too bad. My husband about scared the life out of me this morning. There wasn't enough work to go around, so he got sent home. I thought someone was breaking into our house when he tried to sneak in at like 5 am. A text would have been nice. Lol
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on January 03, 2017, 08:12:47 PM
Justpeachy, very true. I'm just trying not to put any pressure on it. I got my cold back. Idk how I caught it again. I was feeling back to normal and now here I am again sick with a stupid cold. So frustrating. I'm sorry to hear you were feeling crummy and had a hard week. I hope it gets better for you soon. It'll all be worth it in the end. Your growing a precious little bundle of joy. :)
Ahh, I would have been so scared too if I were you. That's happened to me before when my hubby said he would be home at 5am and got sent home at 1am instead. I was so scared. Stupid boys. They should give us a heads up at lease. Lol
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on January 03, 2017, 10:23:37 PM
Wasn't too bad Justpeachy, think it was a bit of an eye opener for him.   We've done a bit of positive talking about it.      Wifelife AF is due for me about the same time as you, I'm a few days behind.   
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on January 03, 2017, 11:20:41 PM
Dutchie, Yay!! A new cycle buddy. I'm glad I'm not alone. :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: deziredone on January 03, 2017, 11:27:38 PM
Dutchie and wifelife you both are cycle buddies! I'm hoping we all get our news in 2017 while I'm so excited for Mrs.S and JustPeachy. I love hearing the updates. It gives us all hope.
Kerrie I hope in the next few days you'll get the strong BFP. Crossing fingers!
I'm back to trying to lose some weight. Gained about 11lbs since July and I feel horrible physically carrying this weight gain and I'm only 5'2". Stress doesn't help but this year I'm focusing on taking care of me and not always work work work. It's hard when sometimes you're gives unrealistic expectations but I know to listen to my body and take care of me. When I feel good then everything will hopefully fall into place. Here is to hope and blessings for us all in 2017. xoxo
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on January 03, 2017, 11:43:36 PM
Dutchie, I guess it's a good thing then. If he's taken it to heart maybe he will cut back on the drinking and that can only help with the ttc process. My hubby is a drinker too, but he basically quit the month we actually conceived after reading an article about sperm production. (Back to drinking now it's paid off though. Lol)
Wifelife, my hubby apparently considered sending me a message and decided against it, maybe hoping not to disturb me? But, really, we have 4 dogs; I'm definitely gonna know about it if someone comes in the house. Haha. I'm glad you ladies are cycle buddies now. Always nice to have someone in the same spot to relate too :-)
Dezire, I hope all of you ladies will get bfps this year too! I'm glad you are taking some time to focus on yourself, your health, and feeling good. It's very important to take care of yourself
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Kerrie.ince on January 04, 2017, 10:24:28 AM
Hiya ladies update iv been to docs this morning I did a urine test and it came up negative at the docs and I did a first response rapid test this morning with fmu it came up negative so I'm so confused. I'm 14days late now from when I should of started my period still no sign. I keep getting period pains and a dull ache down their but no blood. Iv also had a few twinges in my ovary and a ache to, it still feels like a sore feeling idk how to explain it when I push down just above the pubic bone. Iv still sore nipples gone really sore again now and feel heavy when I take my bra off (since Christmas Eve). Iv got a runny nose that I have had for few days now before I got this I kept getting a sore throat when I woke up in the morning. Iv always got back ache, few heads. My doctor said to go back in, in another two weeks if af doesn't show and they will arrange a scan to be done as I would be 8weeks then according to her.

Dose a positive fade away on a pregnancy test or dose a evap fade away on a test?
Is their a difference between first response early result and first response rapid result?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Kerrie.ince on January 05, 2017, 02:18:52 PM
Hiya ladies really in need of help I have felt really sick all day today just a constant feeling in my stomach it goes after iv eaten but then it's back within half hour. I went to the loo this afternoon and I wiped down their and there was really really light pink blood on the loo paper I've been again and nothing. any ideas on what this could be,had no cramps that make me think it's my period and when I normally do it always dark red and loads of it with strong cramps. Do you think it could be implantation blood?????
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on January 05, 2017, 05:37:54 PM
Dezire, I'm with you. I'm also trying to lose weight. I started in November and I'm down 17ish pounds so far. Maybe 20, but I haven't weighed myself in a few days. It's hard work, but I figured the same as you. If I just concentrate on getting myself healthy the rest will fall into place. Good for you girl, you can do it. :)

Justpeachy, I know right? We have dogs too. There is no way I'm not going to know. Plus I'm a very light sleeper so every little sound wakes me up. How are you feeling?

Kerrie, it honestly could be either one. It could be implantation or it could be your period trying to come. I'm thinking it's probably your period trying to come, but idk. I haven't ever had a period be that late before.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Kerrie.ince on January 06, 2017, 01:54:34 AM
Iv had no pain what so ever with it I always get pain like really strong pains that's how I know it's af. Iv woke up this morning and my stomach doesn't feel right at all it's hard to explain the weird feeling, think I'm iver going to go to clinic or a&e I'm not sure.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on January 06, 2017, 04:48:13 PM
Oh Kerrie it sounds like you are going through a tough old time! You need to get your doctor to do a blood test, it's the only thing that will 100% accurately detect your hcg and tell you if you're pregnant. I think at 14 days late you would def be getting a positive on a urine test though so I would say it's unlikely. You are prob too new to the group to know but I recently had a cycle that was 60 days! It was horrible and I went through all the confusion you are. Turned out my hormones were out of whack due to stress and I bsdically just skipped a whole period. It's never happened to me in my whole. I have a particularly stressful job but ttc just adds another layer of stress onto us poor ladies, whether we recognise it or not.
Anyway, ask for a blood test and go from there. Good luck x
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on January 06, 2017, 06:49:03 PM
MrsD is right Kerrie. Your best bet is to have your doctor do a blood test. At least that'll provide you ease of mind either way. Fingers crossed for you hun.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on January 06, 2017, 08:27:35 PM
Well ladies I am officially 8 weeks today
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on January 07, 2017, 06:03:54 PM
Yay Mrs S how exciting! Hope you are feeling ok xo
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on January 08, 2017, 12:05:23 AM
I'm doing good haven't had morning sickness for 3 weeks. And I pee every 1-2 hours I know I'm pregnant I just don't feel like it
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Kerrie.ince on January 08, 2017, 06:18:17 PM
Hiya ladies I started bleeding three days ago but it's nothing like my usual period I'm normally really heavy and changing my tampon every hour n half for four days but it's more like ever three hours just in case, then for two days it's not as heavy then the last day it's really light but it's looking like I'm about to come off soon so this is nothing like my period I'm ALWAYS!! 7 days no less or more than that. I keep feeling really sick like I'm about to throw up but I don't, I also cant eat certain food anymore as it makes me about to throw up. I keep getting this weird taste In my mouth to. I went to the clinic three days ago and they wouldn't do a blood test because I said I was bleeding and she like forced me to start take these combined pills for contraception which I don't want?? She did my blood pressure and it was really high, she wasn't even that bothered.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Kerrie.ince on January 08, 2017, 06:21:15 PM
I had spoken to my mother and showed her my pregnancy test before I started bleeding and she said that is deffo a positive, mind in you she has had 14 children so I'm pretty sure she knows what it looks like. She told me to do another test once I had stopped bleeding. What do you ladies think??? Xx
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on January 09, 2017, 05:40:51 AM
If you honestly believe you are pregnant and you are bleeding then that warrants a visit to the hospital or at least your doctor to get everything checked out. At least that way you will know for sure?
From my own experience with this, i had a blood test and an ultrasound at the hospital straight away.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Kerrie.ince on January 09, 2017, 06:25:24 AM
Thank my mrsD I think I'm gonna go to A&E tonight with my hubby get it all sorted once and for all xxx
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on January 09, 2017, 02:56:55 PM
Good luck Kerrie, let us know how you go! X
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on January 09, 2017, 06:07:25 PM
Hope it goes well Kerrie.
How are you going wifelife?    This ap says AF is due in 5 days, believe it's more 7.   
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on January 09, 2017, 06:57:17 PM
Boy oh boy have I been exhausted lately 8 weeks and 3 days. I wake up around 11 and then just wanna curl up under the covers and go back to sleep lol. Hubby won't let me though yesterday he wore me out and ending up with a hurting back. People tell me that I'm having a boy because I'm o ly craving salty and sour stuff I'll be happy with either one. I find out the gender in about 8 weeks or so and will definitely let y'all know. I'll have y'all guess :) I made friends on the ovia app and we snapchat :). I hope everyone is doing well. How are you JustPeachy any food aversions?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on January 10, 2017, 11:17:00 AM
Hi girls, I hope things are going well for you all.
Kerrie, did you end up going in to get checked out?
Dutchie, you're getting pretty close. How are you feeling about this month?
Wifelife, I think you should be getting very close as well. How are things going?
Mrs. S, have you been to a regular apt yet? I kept thinking mine was this Wednesday (like tomorrow) but it actually isn't till next week! As far as food aversions, ranch dressing now tastes so gross. Otherwise, I have been able to eat whatever I feel like, but cooking is aweful cause I can't deal with the raw meat smell.
How is everyone else doing?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on January 10, 2017, 05:34:59 PM
Hi Justpeachy, don't feel any different this month.    Thankfully we have a few distractions,  we are about to start renovations in the next few weeks.  Adding master bedroom, ensuite and office.     And a friend of ours knows someone who's had a litter of pups and partner said we can get one.     Wrapped about that as I had to get rid of my little Jack Russell shortly after we moved in as she was no good with the animals.   
Hope all goes well with doc Kerrie
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Kamy on January 10, 2017, 07:42:37 PM
Hi ladies, I followed this thread occasionally before got BFP on December 8th. I would be 8 weeks 5 days pregnant but had ultrasound today and couldn't see baby just empty sac.did this happen to anybody here or heard about it? Im heartbroken and seeing doc for options. This was my first pregnancy and was so excited to see BFP after trying for 8 months.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on January 10, 2017, 08:15:13 PM
No I haven't gone to a regular appointment yet my social just came in the mail today so I'll be able to get everything squared away shortly thank God.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on January 10, 2017, 10:55:47 PM
Hi, Kamy, I haven't had that happen myself, but my best friend experienced it and hers turned out to be a blighted ovum. :-( The drs did wait a bit and test hcg levels to make sure the pregnancy wasn't actually just earlier than she thought, so maybe that could be a possibility?
Dutchie, sounds like you have some exciting things to keep you distracted. What kind of puppy is it you'll be getting?
Mrs S, glad to hear you've about got it sorted and will be able to start making your apts soon!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on January 11, 2017, 05:38:59 PM
Me too. I had to stop taking my gummy prenatles because they were making me nauseous.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: deziredone on January 11, 2017, 07:56:21 PM
So exciting MrsS. Well officially I started my workout and healthy eating plan on 3 Jan and I've lost 3.5lbs. I'm happy with that as I told myself to take it slow cause if I over do it I may burn myself out and then quit. Realistically aiming for 1-2 lb loss a week. So I'm glad what I'm doing is working. It does take work and control and some days can be more stressful than others so if I eat bad I say eat a bad meal instead of eating completely bad the entire day.

Wifelife, great job lady! 17-20lbs that is amazing results. Keep it up. Yes, we control what we can control and the rest will fall into its place.

I agree Kerrie with the other ladies, blood test to know for sure and ease your mind. It does suck that due to stress out body can play tricks on us. It happened to me last month then sure enough when I opened my mouth AF came lol. Best of luck and keep us posted.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Kamy on January 12, 2017, 01:37:05 PM
Thanks JustPeachy. They confirmed with second ultrasound that baby is gone. It's very hard but hope it will be all ok and one day I will be blessed with a baby.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on January 12, 2017, 02:43:20 PM
Aw, Kamy, so sorry! :-(
Mrs S, I take Spring Valley prenatal vitamins (the kind you just swallow) and haven't ever had trouble with them, and I usually have trouble with vitamins making me nauseous even when not pregnant. Might be worth a try to keep getting the folic acid and nutrients you need from them...
Dezire, congrats on the weight loss! Sounds like you have a good plan to follow. :-)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on January 12, 2017, 02:58:24 PM
I am officially enrolled in deers and now have tricare along with my military ID now time to make an appointment!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on January 12, 2017, 05:07:25 PM
Sorry to hear Kamy.      I'm 3 days off AF now.    How are you going wifelife?   
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on January 13, 2017, 04:56:32 AM
Oh Dutchie fingers crossed! How are you feeling about this month?
I'm just going into fertile week now but already been bding lots just in case.
So sorry for your loss Kamy, such a horrible thing to go through but it will get better I promise x
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Kamy on January 13, 2017, 11:00:01 PM
Thanks ladies for kind words and be supportive.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on January 15, 2017, 05:48:02 PM
AF is due any day.   My cycle is normally 28 days and she comes Tuesday.   A few months back was the Wednesday and last cycle was Monday.   This ap and Ovia say I'm late.   I do the opk and I peaked sat 31 dec. I am wanting to wait till tomorrow, thoughts please
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on January 16, 2017, 10:07:08 AM
It never hurts to wait the extra day and test with fmu. Good luck, Dutchie!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on January 16, 2017, 06:50:42 PM
Thanks Justpeachy.  Still no AF.    Feel a bit heavy in the stomach, could be her.   She normally comes first thing on a Tuesday, and she isn't here yet.    Will wait till Thursday if no AF then will test.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on January 17, 2017, 03:30:54 AM
Oh good luck Dutchie! Never hurts to wait longer if you can, however if you did O on the 31st you she should've now. Fx for you xo
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on January 17, 2017, 10:54:14 AM
I'm already 3 months pregnant :o it's crazy how much time flew by I'm 9 weeks and 4 days today hubby is supposed to be calling tricare today to set up an appointment
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on January 17, 2017, 02:19:28 PM
Very exciting, Mrs S. My first apt is tomorrow! I'll be 9w 3d. Really hoping we'll be able to hear the heartbeat, but I know it may still be too early
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on January 17, 2017, 04:31:08 PM
Probably not there have been allot of people who have heard the heart beat at 9 weeks
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on January 17, 2017, 04:43:20 PM
AF arrived full force late yesterday, so glad I didn't test.   
Wow seems to be going fast Mrs S
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on January 17, 2017, 10:12:45 PM
Yeah :) I have my first ultrasound on Thursday I am so excited!!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on January 17, 2017, 11:25:33 PM
Hiiii ladies!! Sorry I have been MIA. I've had so much going on lately. AF arrived last week and has ended. I'm on cd9 so should be starting my fertile week over the weekend.
Dutchie, aww man I'm so sorry to hear af showed. As I was catching up on everyone's post I was getting excited for you and hoping af didn't show.
Dezire, great job! It deff takes time and patience. You don't want to burn yourself out. Just keep at it and it will continue to come off. I don't deprive myself of anything I want to eat. I just limit how much of it I eat and even then that's only Monday-Friday. On the weekends I eat what I want and don't think twice about it. ;)
Justpeachy, aww I hope you get to hear the heart beat at your appointment. That would be wonderful. Hope all has been going well in your pregnancy.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: As101 on January 18, 2017, 02:36:15 AM
Not my month this month, Mother Nature at full force today!!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on January 19, 2017, 10:31:19 AM
Sorry to hear AF has shown for everyone.
 Wifelife, it's good to see you back in here and get an update! Sorry to hear there was no success last time around. Hopefully this month will be better. Good luck with your fertile period! :-)
I had my dr apt yesterday. Mostly was answering questions about family history, my last pregnancy, symptoms, etc. The midwife did try to hear the baby's heartbeat. She couldn't pick it up with the Doppler, so she surprised me by bringing it the portable ultrasound machine. I got to see the little one, its heartbeat, and even some movement! Midwife told me the lab should contact me in a couple of days to set up for a better ultrasound, which I think she wants done because I have had some sharp pains and a little bit of spotting. Baby was definitely looking good yesterday though, so I'm feeling better about it now.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on January 19, 2017, 02:52:44 PM
Oh just peachy! How incredible was it to see your little bean and the heartbeat? I can't wait for that moment. So glad to hear everything is going well.
Wifelife, sorry you didn't have any luck again, hopefully not too much longer.
I am now back in the 2 week wait. Have seen a big spike in bbt so I'm confident of when I O'd (which was right when ovia predicted). We have bd'd lots so I'm hopeful for this month. It's our 5th wedding anniversary on Feb 11 so it would be amazing to surprise hubby or at least celebrate with that little extra excitement :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on January 19, 2017, 05:04:17 PM
Hopefully will be your month Mrs D.   Do you do op k's?   
Always hard Wifelife when AF shows,  hopefully we can get some more bfps.   
Partner and I have been doing heaps of talking, he has to go for follow up doc appointment and asked him to tell his doc we are ttc.    He knows I do opk and he wants to know this month when my fertile window is.   Have never said anything in the past to not put stress on him. 
Glad it's all going well Justpeachy,   Lots of little things to look forward to with the pregnacy.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on January 19, 2017, 09:28:54 PM
Went to my first appointment today got see the baby I am 10 weeks and 1 day today due date is August 16th. The baby was moving a little bit and I got to see the heart beat I was so happy I also got pictures today!!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on January 19, 2017, 11:17:39 PM
Justpeachy, aww how sweet of her was that. That was awesome. I'm so glad everything is going well for you. I'm sorry you've been in some pain lately. I'm sure it's nothing to worry about. I'm glad you feel better about it after your appointment. When is your due date? It seems like it's already going by so fast.
MrsD, that would be an awesome anniversary present. I am crossing everything for you that this will be your month. It would be the best gift ever.
Dutchie, glad you and you and your partner are talking about everything. That's great that he wants to be aware of when your fertile. What cd are you on now?

No new updates here. Lol. Going out of town on Monday for 2 days to get a little break from the ttc stresses. :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on January 20, 2017, 07:15:30 AM
I'm on cd 4 wifelife, fertile window will start about next Tuesday / Wednesday.  What cd are you?    I hope you enjoy your time away.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Chloe96elise on January 20, 2017, 03:27:50 PM
Hi all how is everyone. Hope everyone is well. It's so nice to see all these pregnancy posts. So this month I'm hoping is my month been Ttc for about 18months with my partner normally I know when it's my ovulation date as I get a pain as I'm ovulating so I ovulated on 15th this month a day later than the app says but me and my partner dtd every couple of days that week and dtd the day before and the morning I ovulated so hoping this month could be my month. Good luck to all those who are still trying and good luck for those who are enjoying pregnancy life hope all goes well for you all
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on January 20, 2017, 03:28:58 PM
Dutchie, Oh ok your a little bit behind me. About a week. I'm on cd 12. My fertile week should start Saturday and end Thursday or Friday. It should be a fun trip. Nothing expensive or fancy. Just a little get away about 2 hours or so. We go often so we get comped free rooms so it's nice and cheap. Hubby has a week off so I wanted to make sure he got to do something fun.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on January 22, 2017, 03:46:53 AM
Ladies, I am struggling massively through the 2ww today!! Please help distract me! Haha. Weekends are the worst. During the week at work I'm too busy to think too much about it. I've still got like 8 days to ago. Think I'm about 5dpo now. The struggle is real. Hope everyone is doing ok x
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on January 22, 2017, 11:46:33 AM
Everything is going good for me 10 weeks and 4 days I'm so excited. Sitting on the couch with my friend Taylor from middle school :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on January 22, 2017, 02:08:40 PM
Oh man MrsD. I know how hard it is. Even if you are it won't show up on a test yet. Just keep reminding yourself that and hopefully it'll help with the urges. I know it's hard, but You can do it. :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: deziredone on January 23, 2017, 11:08:10 PM
Hey everyone! I feel like it's been a while. My 2nd week of my workout plan fell through with work travels and on the road most days. Extreme stress got to me and gained 3lbs back then got sick and lost the 3lbs again. My body has gone haywire with this stress that AF showed up 4 days earlier than stated on Ovia. Wow! Mrs.S and just peachy 9 weeks and going time is flying.  So excited. How are the rest of you ladies doing?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on January 24, 2017, 03:33:42 AM
Ladies, is 7dpo too early for me to be symptom spotting? I think I'm going crazy haha. But just to get it out of my system, I have had lots of milky/wet CM (sorry tmi) which is the one thing that I noticed the most last time I was pregnant. Also, boobs have started aching today, but I do get this before AF, just not normally this early, and by bbt has been really high (36.9) other than yesterday it dropped slightly but back up again today, wondering if this could be 'implantation dip'? But I still feel it's a bit early.
Phew, I feel better already. Thanks! :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on January 24, 2017, 11:58:43 PM
Baby dust Mrs D.    How was your weekend away wifelife? 
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on January 27, 2017, 09:47:22 AM
Hi, girls. How is everyone doing these days? Mrs D, you should be getting very close now I think. How're things looking? Where is everyone else at in their cycles? Mrs S, how're you feeling these days?
My dr's office ended up letting me know I had a uti after my last visit, which was most likely the cause of the pain and whatnot I was experiencing. I'm on antibiotics now which have to be taken between meals and make me feel nauseous, which stinks cause the pregnancy nausea was just starting to let up! I know it's important to take them and get better though and it's only for about another week. Better news, I have an ultrasound scheduled for this coming Wednesday. I will be 11wks 3 days then, and I'm so looking forward to seeing the little one! As long as everything is looking as it should, I will probably start telling other family members/friends (the people I don't want to find out from fb) after the scan. Thinking of doing my fb reveal on Vday.
 
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on January 27, 2017, 01:36:57 PM
Justpeachy that's awesome! I went and had an ultrasound done. I was 10 weeks and 1 day when I got it done. I had to go to the hospital the other day I have a uti as well. They gave me a shot in my butt it hurt and when I got home I ended up throwing up the pills they gave me before the shot. And it sucked big time. I am 11 weeks and 2 days today. I have OB appointment on Feb 6th I'll be 12 weeks and I have another one on Valentines day I'll be 13 weeks and 6 days on that day. My little peanut looks like a mermaid in the sonogram. Lol
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on January 27, 2017, 04:17:54 PM
MrsD, how is it coming along? You should be close to testing time now right? How are you feeling?
Dutchie, your in your fertile week now correct? My little trip away was nice. We got snowed in though so we just got home today. Lol Stupid unpredictable weather.
Justpeachy, that's so good to hear your doing well. I'm happy to hear it was just a uti and nothing more serious. Only one more week and you'll be back to feeling better. Announcing on Vday is a cute idea. Let me know how you decide to do it.
Dezire, I'm sorry af showed up early. That's sucky. I hope you start feeling better. Don't stress about the weight thing. It's natural for our bodies to fluctuate about 5 pounds. :) your doing great.

As for me, I'm on cd19 about 2dpo if I ovulated when I think I did. I have no way of knowing for sure. So far all is well here.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on January 28, 2017, 10:06:41 PM
I am out again this month unfortunately ladies :( was really hopeful this month so feeling a bit down. I think I'm going to try opks again and if no luck this month we might have a little break as I really don't want a Christmas baby haha.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on January 29, 2017, 10:35:51 AM
Mrs S, I am sorry to hear you are also suffering with a uti, but glad things seem to be going well for you otherwise. If you do t mind my asking, why are your apts so close together? Usually ob apts are every 4 wks until about 28 wks. I won't see my dr again until the day after Vday (my birthday) unless I am having problems.
Wifelife, just entering your 2ww then... I hope that you are able to stay relaxed about it this month and wishing you luck for a positive result at the end! :-) I am debating a bit about when I want to do my announcement because I want to do Vday with a little poem, but I also kind of want to wait till after my apt the next day for the reassurance of hearing that little heartbeat first.
Mrs D, I'm so sorry to hear you're out this month. Was really hoping you'd be getting your positive. :-( Make sure to treat yourself and try not to let it get you too down.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on January 29, 2017, 11:35:51 AM
I have no clue justpeachy that's just how the nurse scheduled my appointment
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on January 29, 2017, 09:05:49 PM
Sorry to hear Mrs D. 
Yes wifelife just about to finish my fertile window, got heaps of BD in. 
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on January 30, 2017, 06:03:12 AM
Well ladies, my op k's peaked Friday arvo, I normally do every morning then when I get the high I'll do in the arvo as well to see if I peak.   Once I get the peak I can't test for 48 hrs as the tester freezes, due to O in the next 24 to 36hrs.    My tester was good again this arvo and thought I'd do one again this arvo to ensure I know exactly ehen I O and was encouraged to see the low in the test, meaning I O'd Sat night Sun morn and checked a few ape to see which was the most accurate and found it was Ovia.    Sorry for rambling but found it encouraging
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on January 30, 2017, 03:03:03 PM
MrsD, I'm so sorry to hear af showed. She is so frustrating, I know. Like Justpeachy said, try to treat yourself to something you enjoy. You deserve it. I get what your saying about taking a break after this cycle to prevent a Christmas baby. I'm wondering the same thing. With our anniversary in December and Christmas and so many birthdays in January I'm wondering if I should avoid those months too, but I haven't decided yet. It would be a great anniversary present. :)
Justpeachy, aww that's cute. I totally understand wanting to hear your the heartbeat first. What about still doing a Valentine's Day announcement, but just posting it the day after? I know it's not the same though.
Dutchie, glad you got lots of BD in. That's all you can do. :) that is interesting. At least you know you actually ovulated over the weekend.  I feel like that by itself would make you happy. I'm starting to wonder if I even ovulate. If I don't get pregnant by my 30th birthday in a few months I'll probably start using opks just to make sure I'm ovulating.

As for me I'm on cd22, nothing new except my throat is itchy AGAIN. I swear I get over this cold for a week and catch it again. I have no idea how, but it feels like I'm getting sick again. :(
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Cj94 on January 31, 2017, 06:23:15 AM
Hi ladies, I've come off the depo and it's been a long process but my periods are finally regular! Sending baby dust to everyone and hope you all get your bfp soon! X
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Knzault on January 31, 2017, 12:15:11 PM
Has anyone heard from nkap? Did she get her bfp?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on January 31, 2017, 03:14:59 PM
Nkap, is taking a break from ttc and this board. She was under too much stress. I hope she'll be back soon.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Knzault on January 31, 2017, 04:55:00 PM
Gotcha. I loved talking to her, I hope she is doing well.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on January 31, 2017, 08:29:38 PM
Me too. :) I miss Nkap.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Chloe96elise on January 31, 2017, 09:16:22 PM
Hey ladies not to sure on whether to wait a few days and do another test as I had light spotting about 3-4days ago now but then began bleeding very lightly and got a bit heavier but has completely stopped today and I've read implantation bleeding can Ben Lightbown bleeding and spotting or in very rare cases can be heavy bleeding but stops after 3 days of implantation bleeding which is roughly the time frame it has been for me and normally AF Is 4 days exactly and starts very heavy and stays heavy throughout the 4 days but took a test a couple days ago and was negative but is one of them early signs tests which I've heard aren't that good so shall I wait and test again in a few days or take it as this wasn't my month thanks in advance and baby dust to you all
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on February 01, 2017, 01:56:30 PM
Hi girls, I had my ultrasound today. Just thought I'd post an update. Baby is measuring a week and a day ahead of my dates at 12 +4, so they may change my edd to Aug 12 instead of Aug 20. I'll have to ask at my next apt to be sure. The ultrasound was amazing! Baby has a good, strong heartbeat that we got to see and hear, and he/she was moving around like crazy: flipped over so we could get a good profile pic and looked out toward the little wand thing so we could see the face, kicking little feet and waving hands so we could even see fingers and toes! The tech said with legs stretched out the baby would be maybe 3" long, but looks like a sweet little baby <3
I hope all of you are doing well, and I'm sending so much luck and baby dust out, so hopefully we can see some more positives this month!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on February 01, 2017, 06:44:00 PM
Aw! Congratulations! I just 12 weeks today :) I have an OB appointment on the 6th and then another one on valentines day
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on February 01, 2017, 10:46:03 PM
Chloe, it was probably just an off period. I've had a few of them. However, you can always retest again in a few days. The hcg should be plenty high enough.

Justpeachy, omg how exciting. That soooo sweet that he/she was moving around so much. It's almost like they were saying hiiiii mom and dad and wanted to make sure you saw them. Such an active little baby. Adorable. I'm happy your appointment went so well. I can't believe it's already been 12 weeks. How did it go by so fast? So crazy.

Currently on cd24 here. Thinking I'm about 7dpo. No signs or symptoms. Just trying to keep busy and get through that dreaded tww. Af should be here within the next 6 days. Hope everyone is doing well.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on February 02, 2017, 05:04:44 AM
Oh just peachy that sounds incredible! :) so glad everything is going well. I really can't wait for that moment, I'm sure it was very special.

Chloe, I tend to think the same as wifelife, probably an off cycle. In saying that, trust your instinct, you know your body better than anyone.

How are you finding the 2ww wifelife? I really hope it's your month! How long have you been trying now?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on February 02, 2017, 09:33:51 PM
MrsD, the tww hasn't been too bad. I've been keeping busy and focusing on my weight loss, but the second half of the tww is always slow for me. I'm about 5 days away from af and today I'm getting antsy. Not stressed at all, just want to know if I'm either pregnant or have another month of focusing on losing weight loss. I hate not knowing. That's just the kind of person I am. lol
I believe I am currently on my my 7th cycle. I'm sure I've missed ovulation numerous times. As of this month, it's been a year since I've been off birth control and I know that can make periods wacky. Hopefully it'll be our turn soon.
How's is coming with you?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on February 03, 2017, 04:51:00 AM
Is so agree, it gets a lot harder the closer you get. You start symptom spotting more too as much as you try not to. And I'm totally the same, I just want to know so I can either move on or be excited!
Today was my original due date which makes me a little sad, but also feels super weird. So that makes it 9 months since we first started trying but with all the ectopic drama and waiting in between it's been about 5 cycles.
 I've had heaps of people either announce they are pregnant or give birth in the last week which I'm finding a bit more difficult than I have in the past. Friends that it's exactly 3 months since their wedding and they are announcing etc and you think we'll they obviously fell pregnant first go.
I've just finished AF so back at it. I'm going to do OPKs again this month. I really really want it to happen this month as we probably aren't going to try in March or April (because of the Dec/Jan baby thing).
I've got everything crossed for your BFP wifelife :) x
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on February 03, 2017, 02:38:14 PM
My OB appointment is in 3 days I'm so excited I'll be 12w 5d and then another one on Valentines day I'll be 13w and 6d on that day. I'm so excited just 2 more weeks then I will be in my second trimester. I'm so happy and excited I have more food aversions than I do cravings.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on February 03, 2017, 09:00:54 PM
MrsD, thank you hun.
aww I'm sorry that your going through a hard time today. That's no fun. Do something you enjoy today and have fun. You deserve it. I can only imagine what that must feel like. I'm truly sorry hun. I completely understand how you feel about everyone announcing their pregnancys. I'm in the same boat. Everyone is barely married or had a one night stand or didn't even want to get pregnant. It sucks. It's so frustrating. But I try to remain positive and tell myself that I'll appreciate it more when it happens. I have 4 ish days left. Trying hard not to symptom spot, but I've been using my weight loss as my distraction, but it's coming off slow this past 2 weeks so that's not helping much. Haha.

MrsS, it sure is going by fast. It's going to fly by I'm sure.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on February 03, 2017, 11:23:00 PM
It is hubby is excited he rubs my stomach every night before he goes to sleep
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on February 05, 2017, 07:39:54 PM
Totally agree wifelife,  been finding the last week especially few days before AF hard.   I am 7 days to AF, which is our anniversary. Some ways hoping it's my month mainly because I'd find out a year after we were techs calmly together.   We also have distractions as the Reno work starts this week and should be getting out pup in the next week or so.    We are up to 7 months ttc now.    Partner had some normal tests done not to do with ttc and he's anemic and testosterone is down, hoping it's not impacting on the ttc too much, we still BD as it only takes one.
Sorry AF arrived Mrs S
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on February 05, 2017, 09:11:55 PM
? AF hasnt arrived since December 8th lol. I'm 12 weeks and 4 days today lol
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on February 06, 2017, 04:05:43 AM
I think that was to me, just the wrong Mrs ;P

So I'm only on CD and have right lower abdo pain for the last couple of days, kinda like O pain, and lower back pain on the right side which I never get. I'm way too early for O, I normally O around cd18. I know it could be a million things, but any thoughts? It's just really random for me..
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on February 06, 2017, 09:10:13 AM
Oh haha I got confused
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on February 06, 2017, 06:31:24 PM
Sorry Mrs S of course you wouldn't have had her for that long.   It's funny when ttc time goes so slow, but when that bfp happens it goes quick, can't believe it's 12 weeks already.
Thanks for clarifying that Mrs D.   Hard to remember once you are replying
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on February 06, 2017, 07:41:40 PM
Dutchie, ahhh were getting close. I feel like I'm out this cycle. Not confident in it at all. But we will see what happens. I have about 2 days left. Do you have any symptoms? That would be nice to find out on your anniversary. :) sorry to hear your partners testosterone is down, but I'm sure it'll be an easy fix for you guys. Fingers crossed for you.

MrsD, umm hmm.. that is weird. Maybe it's early ovulation? Maybe your cycle is going to be a lot shorter this cycle.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on February 07, 2017, 10:46:09 PM
I'm spotting as usual so I'm sure I'll start tomorrow right on time. :-/
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on February 08, 2017, 03:50:02 AM
Oh no wifelife, let's hope not! Fingers crossed for you x
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on February 08, 2017, 02:59:51 PM
MrsD, thank you hun, but oh she is definitely here. Guns blazing! lol I usually have horrible cramps and this cycle I don't. At least not today, but instead my back is killing me. Worse then it's ever been.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on February 08, 2017, 07:29:21 PM
Hi girls,
Wifelife, sorry that AF has arrived and is making your back hurt so bad. That must be miserable. I hope you get to feeling better soon. Maybe you can relax with a heat pack and treat yourself to a drink or something.
Dutchie, fingers crossed for you as you get close to the end of your wait this month!
Mrs D, that's odd about your spotting. Wonder what caused it...
Mrs S, how was your first apt. Do you like your dr?
I wasn't supposed to have an apt until next week, but I ended up going early because I had some bleeding and weird discharge. Baby is doing good. They still couldn't find heartbeat with the Doppler, so I got another in room ultrasound. Turns out I have another infection, and the bleeding was most likely just from things being irritated down there. Oh, also they have officially changed my due date to Aug 12, which makes me 13 wks, 4 days now.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on February 08, 2017, 10:38:44 PM
Sorry to hear about AF wifelife.  I have 4 more days, but don't feel any different
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on February 09, 2017, 12:07:47 PM
My midwife is a bitch and I got to hear the heartbeat I'm 13 weeks and 1 day today due date is August 16th. Everything is perfect when I got my ultrasound done the baby was moving and kicking it was flipping around it was adorable.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on February 09, 2017, 02:52:01 PM
Justpeachy, sorry to hear you have another infection. I hope it gets cleared up soon and you get to feeling better. So glad to hear everything is going well with baby though. :) How are you feeling? I can't believe you are already done with the first trimester. Wow!

Dutchie, that's great. Fingers crossed for you hun. I hope AF stays far far away. :)

MrsS, glad everything went well.

As for me, my back is still hurting but my DH has me propped up with pillows and a heating pad in a recliner. Lol. Not nearly as bad as yesterday thankfully. Today my period is still heavy, which hasn't happened since I got off birth control. I use to have very heavy periods which is why I thought it was so weird when I've been having light ones. But I know it can take a year for birth control to get out of your system and as of the end of this month it will be a year so maybe my period is finally going back to normal.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on February 10, 2017, 09:24:44 AM
Dutchie, any updates/changes?
Mrs S, sorry to hear that you don't like your midwife. Maybe you could find another office to go to? Youll want to have someone you like and feel you can trust at the delivery. I'm glad to hear your little one is doing well though! :-)
Wifelife, sorry to hear that your back is still hurting, but glad your hubby is looking after you and helping out. That's so sweet! Maybe if the bc hormones have still been affecting your cycle that could be part of why you haven't conceived yet, and you will have an easier time now that it's all cleared out and hopefully you won't have to deal with your old, heavier AF for too many months!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on February 10, 2017, 12:58:35 PM
I mean she's ok she just made me and hubby feel like we were stupid. She made him feel like he was some douche bag that knocked me up and is going to leave
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on February 10, 2017, 03:44:12 PM
Well, only you really know If she is someone you will be comfortable with. But if you are unhappy with her and think you may want to change practitioners it will be better and easier to do it ASAP while it is still fairly early in the pregnancy than trying to find someone else last minute. I just know labor and delivery is stressful and super intense, and you want someone you will be comfortable with who you feel like is on your team, not someone you are going to be at odds with or bring negativity to the experience.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on February 10, 2017, 05:19:21 PM
You're right I might I just gotta see how my next appointment goes that was my first appointment
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on February 10, 2017, 06:49:12 PM
Justpeachy, I hope not. I'm feeling much better today. Af is much lighter thankfully. :) Since I have irregular periods, we were thinking of maybe trying opks this month. Just because I never really know when I ovulate and it will at least give us an idea of when to bd. With my husbands crazy work schedule and working nights it's hard to bd every other day during the whole month. I'm not sure yet but we might try them. Have you decided if your going to announce on Valentine's Day? 
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on February 11, 2017, 08:47:15 AM
Mrs S, not a bad idea to give it another go, especially since the apts already made and only a few days away if I remember right.
Wifelife, I'm glad you are feeling better. Using OPKs isn't a bad idea. In a situation like that I think it would probably take stress off you if anything to know when you're fertile and be able to aim for those days.
I am planning on doing my announcement on Valentines Day. I edited an ultrasound pic, so it has a little poem around the baby that says "roses are red, violets are blue... in August this little one's due." It's pretty simple, but I think it's cute.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on February 11, 2017, 11:56:08 AM
I think it's cute your family is gonna love it.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on February 11, 2017, 02:24:07 PM
Justpeachy, I was thinking the same thing. It may be less stress on me if I at least know what days I'm fertile instead of wondering all month If we've hit the right day or not and I'll at least have an idea when af will come too.

That is super cute. Simple and adorable. I love it. :) everyone will be so happy for you.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on February 12, 2017, 03:33:47 AM
Love the announcement idea Just Peachy :)
And wife life, I think I would try the opks if I were you. I've just started using the clearblue digital again this month and got the flashing smiley face this morning that means high fertility so should see a solid smiley in the next few days indicating peak. I find them not stressful at all because they are so clear, no starring at lines trying to figure out what they mean etc. worth the extra $ imo. And It does feel good knowing you can target the right days, especially if you are irregular.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on February 12, 2017, 06:17:38 PM
That sounds absolutely gorgeous Justpeachy. 
I, like Mrs D also use Opk's and find them less stressful with guessing if I'm in the fertile time.   Gotta love the flashing faces and the solid one.   I'd give it a go wifelife.   
AF is due today/ tomorrow.   Not feeling anything, so thinking she will come.  Tempted to use one of my tests to confirm that I'm out though.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on February 12, 2017, 07:39:15 PM
I think it will be less stress especially because my periods are not seeming to regulate. I'm really thinking I'm going to try them. I just ordered some off line. I ordered a bunch for $15. I figured even if I changed my mind it's only $15 so not a big deal. I'm going to try the cheapies first and then if they are too frustrating then I'll go with clear blue. I'm want to at least find out when I'm ovulating. It's starting to get so frustrating. I've been off af for two days now and when I went to the bathroom I had blood again. Idk what is going on, but it's becoming too much. Too much guessing for me.

Dutchie, oh fingers are crossed for you hun. I really hope she doesn't show and you get your bfp any day. Loads of baby dust your way. :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on February 13, 2017, 10:25:37 AM
Hi ladies,
Thanks for all the encouraging words about my announcement idea. I'm very excited for tomorrow!
Dutchie, any sign of AF this morning? I hope not! Would so love to see you've got your bfp instead.
Wifelife, that is so strange you're having bleeding again so close after your AF ended. Hopefully the OPKs will help you get your cycle figured out.
Mrs D,  where are you at in your cycle again? Maybe you said and I just forgot... pregnancy brain is getting to me. Lol.
Mrs S, any updates from you? Have you told everyone about the pregnancy yet or have plans for the announcement?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on February 13, 2017, 01:42:50 PM
Everyone knows lol I told everyone the night I found out. I have an appointment with my OB tomorrow at 2:30. I also have an announcement even though Capricee hasn't been on here in a long time I've been messaging her on Instagram and this evening UK at 5:00 she found out she is pregnant!!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on February 13, 2017, 08:00:59 PM
Still no AF this morning ladies, she is due today and she normally arrives first thing.   Been terribly tired last few days, but trying to not read anything into it as been sleeping bad the last few nights.   Going to hold off testing for a few days as she has come at the latest Wednesday's.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Capriceee97 on February 13, 2017, 08:44:38 PM
My first BFP!!! Still can't believe it!!!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on February 13, 2017, 08:47:58 PM
Justpeachy, I'm hoping they at least give me peace of mind.
Dutchie, ahhh!!! I have everything crossed for you. Sending soooo much baby dust. I hope you update and say you got your bfp! I'll be checking back a lot to see the update. :)

Caprice, congrats!!! How long were you ttc?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Capriceee97 on February 13, 2017, 08:48:17 PM
Dutchie, good luck! I was 4 days late today, I had been having period-like cramps the past few days so I just thought AF was late but Mrs S convinced me to test and got my BFP!!!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Capriceee97 on February 13, 2017, 08:50:10 PM
Thank you wifelife! I had the implant out in July, so since September xx
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on February 13, 2017, 08:51:39 PM
Caprice, that's wonderful. I know the implant can cause some people to take longer to get pregnant. That's so great that it didn't take you too long. Very happy for you! :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Capriceee97 on February 13, 2017, 08:54:17 PM
I was very shocked to be honest Wifelife, I didn't think it would happen so quickly! X
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on February 13, 2017, 09:04:03 PM
Caprice, I bet. Haha.  I feel like I'll be shocked whenever it happens. It's just an exciting thing, that you hope for, but never know when it'll be. it's great to hear wonderful news on here. 3 ladies in our group are pregnant. Woo! Congrats again! :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Capriceee97 on February 13, 2017, 09:10:24 PM
I'm sure it won't be long now!
It still doesn't feel real, I'm not really getting any symptoms though, just feels like pms to be honest but it's still early days xx
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on February 13, 2017, 09:21:01 PM
Congrats caprice so happy for you.   Only time before the rest of us follow suit.     I have a test here at work and not sure whether or not to wait.        I have heard Opk's can also pick up on the rising Hsg level.    Last month before AF arrived, 2 days prior I did one mainly out of curiosity and the test peaked but AF came 2 days later, but was very clotty, never did a pretty test so early.   Thought it may have been a chemical.
Well on Sat I did one and got a high fertility and thought would do one again Sunday and it peaked.    I have used these tests for a number of months and know they are accurate as had bloods to confirm the rise in hcg.     I know I O'd on 29th Jan as test peaked, and did another mid the following week to confirm the solid circle (being low). 
Sorry for the info just wanting it to happen I suppose.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on February 13, 2017, 09:55:52 PM
Caprice, I'm sure it takes a few days to set in that you really are pregnant. What a very exciting time. :)

Dutchie, I have heard the same thing. Maybe last cycle was a chemical. Do you have any opks with you or just a hpt? If you have some opks with you, I would go ahead and test just out of curiosity. It doesn't hurt and won't really get your hopes up either way because it's just an opk. I'm curious to know what it says. If you decide to do one, let me know what happens. I'm sending as many positive vibes as possible your way!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Capriceee97 on February 13, 2017, 10:01:04 PM
Thank you Dutchie! I agree with Wifelife, won't hurt to take one :) x
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on February 13, 2017, 10:16:54 PM
I did a Opk on Sunday which peaked.    They are at home and have hpt at work.   I am not getting AF symptoms, which normally isn't much except for mild stomach cramps.   
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on February 13, 2017, 11:06:00 PM
That's so weird Dutchie. Maybe it is a good sign. I'd test in the morning with fmu but I've been guilty of testing late in the day too. Haha
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on February 13, 2017, 11:17:25 PM
Ok I caved and tested, bfn.    At least I know she's on her way.  Looks like I'll be joining you wifelife for this month
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on February 13, 2017, 11:33:19 PM
Aww I'm sorry. Don't give up hope just yet though. Your not out until af shows. Your still in it Dutchie. I hope she stays far far away from you.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on February 14, 2017, 04:24:21 AM
Congrats Caprice, how exciting!

Sorry about your bfn Dutchie :( I have also tried using opk to predict pregnancy in the past only to be disappointed when AF showed so I have sworn I will never do it again. They test for estrogen (high) and LH (peak) but do not detect hcg which is the only hormone that can truly tell you if you are pregnant or not. The theory that you can use them to detec early pregnancy is that your estrogen stays elevated if you conceive and would usually drop if you haven't. Therefore it's not really a great indicator as we have both now learnt the hard way! I really hope it happens for you soon Dutchie!

Also, you may be able to answer a question for me.. I got my peak yesterday morning and was therefore expecting my temp rise when I did it this morning (I always see a temp rise post O every month and is how I was predicting it when I wasn't using opks). But my temp was low this morning which makes me think I hadn't O'd yet. I def expect it tomorrow but just wondering what day I should consider as ov day? Yesterday or today?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on February 14, 2017, 04:26:31 AM
Oh and Just Peachy, I probably answered you in my above post but I am in my fertile window now, O'd yesterday or today and have done the deed the last 4 days in a row so fingers crossed!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Capriceee97 on February 14, 2017, 04:51:18 AM
Sorry to hear about your bfn Dutchie :( it will happen! Sending lots of baby dust your way! I'll be honest last month I tried to stay as stress free as possible, plus I've been taking a break from the forums for a while as I felt I was putting to much pressure on myself. But I'm glad to be back now surround but all the love and support.
Thank you MrsD!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on February 14, 2017, 01:58:33 PM
Congratulations, Caprice! So exciting to see another bfp on here! :-)
Dutchie, sorry to hear your test came up bfn. Although, like Wifelife said, you aren't totally out till AF shows as the hcg could just not be high enough for a positive result yet.
Mrs D, sounds like you did everything you could! Fingers crossed this will be your month.
Mrs S, how did your apt go today? Was the midwife any better or still giving you a hard time?
Wifelife, where are you getting to be in your cycle? Fertile week starting soon?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on February 14, 2017, 06:16:41 PM
Mrs D normally when you get the peak you O in the next 24 to 36 hrs, so today would be your ovulation.    And won't be using my Opk's  at AF again.   
Thanks for the advice ladies.  Was talking to a girlfriend and will not use my Opk's for the next month.
Still no AF this morning, latest she's been first thing on a Wednesday morning and only once in the 7 months of ttc.   So she's throwing a spanner in the works.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on February 14, 2017, 06:29:47 PM
She was actually very kind today which surprised me. My appointment went well my cervix is inflamed so she me a prescription for that. But everything else so far so good I go back to my next appointment on March 13th at 3:30 pm.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on February 14, 2017, 06:33:37 PM
Justpeachy, according to ovia my fertile week starts on Tuesday. My opks should be here tomorrow so I plan to start using them on Friday to see if and when I get a peak.

Dutchie, everyone is different so I think it just depends on the person if opks actually predicted it or not. Af still hasn't shown so your still in the running. The weirdest things happen when we start ttc. Keeping my fingers crossed for you.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on February 14, 2017, 09:13:11 PM
Glad that your next appointment was better Mrs S
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on February 14, 2017, 09:32:27 PM
Yeah I'm glad too.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on February 15, 2017, 01:29:38 AM
Happy birthday Justpeachy. I know it's later over there so you usually get on earlier then I do and wanted to make sure to post it in time. I hope your pregnancy announcement went great! :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on February 15, 2017, 06:38:47 PM
Finally she has arrived
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on February 15, 2017, 08:27:36 PM
Wifelife, thanks for the birthday wishes! I'm glad your OPKs will be in before your fertile period, so you can go on and try them out this cycle. Hopefully they work out!
Mrs S, I'm glad that your apt went better. Sorry to hear about the cervical issue though. I had an overly sensitive cervix with my last pregnancy, which caused me to bleed randomly, and I think it's back with this one because I've been having bleeding again. Hopefully your issue is just short term and resolves with the medicine they gave you.
Dutchie, sorry to hear AF showed, but I guess since you were expecting her after your bfn it's just as well to be able to move on to the next cycle.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on February 15, 2017, 10:06:10 PM
Thank you JustPeachy :) hubby took me out to eat tonight I'm paying for it because of how much I ate my stomach hurts so bad. I have a baby bump though it's so cute he also bought me new bras of course sports bras I needed them they are soooooo comfortable.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on February 15, 2017, 11:27:53 PM
Dutchie, I'm sorry hun, but at least the waiting is over and you can get on to the next cycle. I thing not knowing is the worse.

Justpeachy, my opks came in the mail today. Hopefully they show something during my fertile period. I hope your not getting a sensitive cervix again. That sounds terrible. I hope you start feeling better.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on February 20, 2017, 04:26:47 AM
How's everyone going? It's been a bit quiet on here :)
I'm 6dpo and desperately trying not think about the 2ww and symptom spotting this week!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on February 20, 2017, 01:28:48 PM
I'm good been hanging out with my best friend watching Jersey Shore on Hulu lol
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Jamsta on February 21, 2017, 04:54:18 AM
I'm now 6 days late. I took a test last night which had a seriously faint line, like squinting faint line. I am going to buy some more tests today. I'm going to buy the 2 pack First Response instead so will take one tomorrow morning. Fingers crossed. X
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on February 21, 2017, 05:25:31 AM
Oh good luck Jamsta! At 6 days late you should def see a positive on first response with fmu :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Capriceee97 on February 21, 2017, 09:50:04 AM
Good luck Jamsta, I tested at 4 days late and had the same thing! I took a second one and it was a lot more visible! At 6 days late I'm sure you'll have the same:) sending baby dust your way!
Title: TTC buddy
Post by: Stace124 on February 21, 2017, 06:42:50 PM
Hey everyone, I'm really new to this hope everyone doesn't mind me jumping in. Me and my husband have been trying now since December with no luck :( took afew pregnancy tests all negative! Does anyone find when your trying for a baby everyone around you is suddenly pregnant? I'm hopping I have some luck soon! Wish everyone good luck on there journey whatever happens :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Capriceee97 on February 21, 2017, 07:50:49 PM
Hello Stace, welcome to the group! Don't worry everyone here is in the same boat and the same journey! You will get your BFP soon enough, and remember it can take up to 2 years for two perfectly healthily, fertile people to conceive! Try not to put soo much stress on yourself, we're all supporting you! Try to enjoy the journey don't make it a chore! Sending baby dust your way! :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Jamsta on February 22, 2017, 03:08:38 AM
Still no AF (7days late) and two negative First Response tests yesterday and this morning. I know the odds are against me now. Going to wait another week and if AF hasn't shown I will test again and book a doctors appointment. I am think of starting ovulation testing from when I was supposed to be fertile according to apps just encase I missed my period all together! What do you ladies think?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on February 22, 2017, 03:40:33 AM
Sorry to hear about your negatives Jamsta. I had the same thing happen late last year and my unusually regular cycle was 60 days (so basically just skipped AF all together). I was the same, just kept testing and getting negatives. Go to your doctor and they will do a blood test then you will know for sure and make sure nothing else is going on. Probably not much point waiting and wasting your money on more tests. Mine ended up being a hormone imbalance due to stress. Have been back to normal since then. With the opks I would personally wait until you have had a period before bothering with them. Without a period to trigger the start of a new cycle I doubt you will ovulate. I would just dtd every few days on the chance you do. Your Dr will be able to give you more info on that too though. Good luck.

Welcome Stace! Don't worry, everyone here is in the same boat and knows exactly how you feel.. that's the best but about it x
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Watson14 on February 22, 2017, 11:21:02 AM
Hey everyone, I'm Sarah. Jumping in on this with a question for you ladies. I had a solid 7 day period this month (which I've been lacking since getting off the shot). I'm in my fertile window right now. Haven't noticed any CM changes, just seems somewhat watery, not stretchy though. My period is due on the 10th of it's on time. This app says today is my peak but I'm just not sure. Can you ovulate late?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Jamsta on February 22, 2017, 01:05:56 PM
Thank You MrsD you have been very helpful. I think you are right I will call the doctor's office tomorrow and book an appointment. X
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on February 22, 2017, 03:29:13 PM
Hey Sarah, yes you definitely can ovulate late, everyone is different. A perfect cycle would be 28 days with ovulation in day 14. That's why the app will be saying you are fertile now, however we aren't all perfect! I have a fairly regular cycle of about 30 days. I use opks and know I don't ovulate until day 18-20 every month.
As you have recently come off bc it can take quite a while for your cycle to regulate again. I'm not much help with the bc stuff as I haven't been on it for years but from reading things on here it seems the shot takes the most amount of time for your body to get back to normal. Plenty of the other girls in here will be able to tell you more I'm sure. Anyway, my advice would be to dtd every few days to cover your bases. Also, try the Ovia app, lots of people find it much more accurate and it adjusts your predictions based on the data you enter so mine now knows my fertile window is later than normal. You can also track your cm and other things which might help you.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Watson14 on February 22, 2017, 03:42:25 PM
Thanks MrsD. We will see what happens. I'm surprised I got my period this soon! Everyone is so different it's crazy. I had a friend that was on the shot for years and got her period back 3 months after and got pregnant the first try. Crazy how those things work but people like us on here have to really work at it! Wishing all of you luck
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Jamsta on February 23, 2017, 04:40:52 AM
Hello Ladies. Just wanted to update you all, AF arrived this morning 8 days late. Time to get ready for the next fertile period. Going to try ovulation tests and try not to symptom spot too much
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Capriceee97 on February 23, 2017, 07:30:13 AM
Sorry to hear that Jamsta, I agree with trying not to symptom spot, I found that as soon as took all the stress off and didn't make DTD to be a chore, it really sped things up! :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on February 24, 2017, 08:45:54 PM
So I only have a few days left until AF is due ladies, hopefully they go quick. My boobs have been so bloody sore, so much so that yesterday I wasn't sure if it was my boobs or my chest. :S
 I defs hope this is a good sign and not going to be an ongoing pms thing that's for sure!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on February 24, 2017, 11:44:51 PM
Hopefully you get your BFP this month! As for me I'm hopefully finding out the gender next week!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on February 26, 2017, 05:10:32 PM
Hi ladies, so AF is due today! I wasn't going to test until tomorrow but hubby convinced me to do one this morning and bfn :( I ovulate late though so I'm actually only 13dpo. Will wait a couple more days for af or will test again. Fx!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Capriceee97 on February 27, 2017, 01:41:29 PM
It's not over just yet MrsD I tested 14dpo and it was an incredibly faint line but my period was about 4 days late so you may have tested too soon. Fingers crossed for you Hun, sending baby dust your way :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on February 27, 2017, 06:41:31 PM
AF has arrived :( feeling more down about it this month because I really felt like we did absolutely everything right and I was so hopeful.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on February 27, 2017, 10:36:00 PM
So sorry to hear Mrs D.   Totally understand I felt the same this last AF, thus my being a bit quiet.   Doc is doing my 7 & 21 days tests again.   My 7 day ones came back good and do 21 next week.   Didn't do opk either this month, really not thinking about it.    Do something special for yourself, it is a hard journey.   Sending you hugs
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on February 28, 2017, 05:55:06 AM
It really is a tough journey hey Dutchie? After 9 months I really thought my luck would turn around. I also lost my brother last week very suddenly so here I was thinking that surely this month was meant to be, a life for a life so to speak. It's probably just made my emotions worse this month. All we can do is just keep going hey? Good luck with your tww xx
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on March 02, 2017, 10:49:20 AM
Hi girls,
Good luck with your testing, Dutchie. I hope it all comes back as it should.
MrsD, sorry to hear no luck for you this time and also very sorry to hear about your brother.
MrsS, did you find out the baby's sex?
How's everyone else doing?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on March 02, 2017, 11:47:13 AM
I'm finding out tomorrow! I'm 16 weeks and 1 day today! How about you JustPeachy when are you finding out what you're having?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on March 02, 2017, 12:15:16 PM
I don't even have my next apt until Wed. I expect they will set up the ultrasound apt after that since I'll be 17 weeks +4.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on March 02, 2017, 02:56:27 PM
I'm paying to find out what I'm having lol seeing as I'm impatient to know :D I'm so excited to find out  I hope I'm having a girl
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on March 02, 2017, 03:00:26 PM
I thought I would really want a girl, but I just haven't got a preference at all as long as it's healthy. Actually, it would be easier if it's a boy because I have all the clothes and everything already. Lol. I'm excited to find out, but not overly anxious or impatient. Just looking forward to being able to say him or her instead of it
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on March 02, 2017, 03:26:15 PM
Same here as long as it's healthy I am perfectly fine with either gender :) Hubby really wants a boy
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on March 03, 2017, 06:22:45 AM
Oh ladies I can't wait to find out what you both are having :) so exciting!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on March 03, 2017, 07:42:23 AM
Thank you Mrs. D :D just 10 more hours til my friend and her fiance pick me up hubby is at a volunteer event today basically he was voluntold. So I need ideas on what to surprise him with other than getting an outfit lol
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on March 03, 2017, 11:56:28 PM
So, Mrs S, boy or girl?! I think you should show you're hubby the ultrasound pic that shows and make him guess. That's what we did to grandparents with our first one... assuming you haven't already done the big reveal of course!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on March 04, 2017, 12:05:57 AM
ITS.... A.... GIRL!!!!! Hubbys reaction was priceless I bought a really cute outfit. He looked at it and said "it's a girl? I hate you" lol he was mad because I was right the whole time about the gender lmao
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on March 04, 2017, 09:34:49 AM
Aw! I have a fb friend that's prego right about the same timeline as you and I and she found out the sex of theirs yesterday too (boy). Now I'm jealous everyone knows what their having except me. Lol. I've probably got to wait it out another 2-3 weeks!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on March 05, 2017, 02:28:26 AM
Oh yay Mrs S! You wanted a girl :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on March 05, 2017, 12:31:49 PM
Yes I did lol hubbys reaction was priceless lmao
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Capriceee97 on March 05, 2017, 04:22:49 PM
Looks as though it's game over for me ladies :(
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on March 05, 2017, 08:21:24 PM
Oh no, Caprice! I'm so sorry!! :-( Have you been to the dr?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on March 05, 2017, 09:59:02 PM
Sorry to hear caprice.   We'll got our time soon hopefully
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on March 08, 2017, 01:19:29 PM
Hi girls, how's everyone doing? I went for my apt this morning and was finally able to hear the heartbeat on the Doppler! Should be getting a call to set up my ultrasound apt soon. And the dr told me that the bleeding issues I have are, in fact, due to an overly sensitive cervix like I had with my first pregnancy. It will probably continue, but we don't need to be concerned about it as long as I don't start bleeding much heavier and the baby is moving like it should.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Capriceee97 on March 08, 2017, 01:52:50 PM
Thank you ladies, I had an appointment yesterday, they did a test and it came up positive so they booked me in for a scan, I waited about 40 minutes for that and then she did an internal scan because I'm 7-8 weeks so it's tiny and wouldn't be picked up externally, and at the end they told me because of all the clotty tissue they can't see a pregnancy, I had a meeting with a nurse and she told me the same thing and told me to treat it as a miscarriage, I basically have to just let it take its course for the next two weeks, hopefully problem free and then test again at the end of the two weeks, if it's negative, the bleeding stopped and I feel fine I can just carry on, but if it's positive I need to go in for another scan.
Just peachy, that is lovely, glad everything is okay! so happy for you :)x
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on March 08, 2017, 07:45:23 PM
Hi ladies. Wow it's been awhile since I've been on here. It's been hectic around here. I used opks this cycle, but never got a true positive. I did start getting a second line but it was faint and the next day it was a little darker, but still pretty faint. It didn't get darker and got lighter from there till it was gone completely. This was over a 4 day span. I should be getting af on Friday. I'm going to try another cycle or two with them and if nothing, then I'll make an appointment.

Justpeachy, happy to hear everything is ok with baby. Can't wait to hear what your having.
MrsS, congrats on the little girl.
Caprice, I'm soooo very sorry for your loss. That is absolutely terrible.

As for all the other ladies, how are you girls? Where are you in your cycles?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Capriceee97 on March 08, 2017, 08:03:35 PM
Wifelife, that's such a shame, I wish you the best of luck next time!

Thank you for your condolence, it's been hard especially as I'm still having symptoms :( but has only just happened so understandable I guess x
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on March 08, 2017, 09:16:00 PM
Caprice, I can only imagine. I'm truly sorry. Your in my prayers hun. It's unfair and no one should have to deal with such a thing. :(
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on March 09, 2017, 05:07:59 PM
Caprice, so sorry to hear that! You will be in my prayers as well.
Wifelife, don't be too discouraged that you didn't get a real peak. I've read that for some women the hormone peak has a very short window, so if you don't test right at that time of day you could miss it but doesn't mean you aren't ovulating. Good luck!
The hospital nurses called today to set up my ultrasound apt. I'll have it on the 29th. It's going to be a long 3 weeks waiting!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on March 09, 2017, 05:38:30 PM
Justpeachy, yay! That's so exciting. Yea, I bet. I feel like it would take forever for those 3 weeks to go by, but so exciting to have a date set. :)

That's what I was thinking too. I didn't know it was possible, but thought maybe I just don't have a very high surge of the hormone or something. We still made sure to bd during the days there was a second line. That's all we can do. Our time will come. On a happy note, I've still been focusing on getting healthier and losing weight and I'm officially down 35 pounds so far. :) It's really helping keep the baby blues away.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on March 09, 2017, 08:26:52 PM
It is exciting to have a date set for sure!
I'm so happy for you with your weight loss going so well. That's fantastic! And you never know, this could be your month. If you bded during those fertile days, I'm sure you have a pretty good chance. After all, you don't have to hit exactly on ovulation, just within a few days. Fingers crossed! I'm so ready to see some more good news on here
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on March 09, 2017, 09:10:24 PM
I can't wait to hear what your having and when you decide on a name and everything. I'm living through you right now. Lol

Very true. We made sure to bd during those days so hopefully if I did ovulate we caught it. Just trying not to let my hopes get up. It's much easier when I just tell myself it's not the month. Lol. Af is suppose to be here tomorrow, but not really having any sumptoms yet. They'll prob kick in later tonight. Lol
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on March 09, 2017, 09:54:25 PM
We're naming my daughter Sarah Grey Singletary. But my back is severely hurting like it is throbbing it's that bad and nothing is working...
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on March 10, 2017, 12:17:18 PM
Wifelife, I hear you about it being easier not to get hopes up. And it's good you have other things like your health and weight loss to focus on too! Plus, those things can only help you out with the ttc process and having a healthy pregnancy when your time comes, so good all around. :-)
We have a pretty definite name if the baby is a boy, as a probable name for a girl already picked out. I'm a little iffy about the girl name though because my hubby mentioned calling by a nickname I'm really not a fan of...
Mrs S, it my be time to look into a pregnancy pillow or just extra pillows in general. They can provide extra support to keep your body in line while you sleep and help keep down on the back pain. You might could also try a belly band for support during the day. Otherwise I haven't got much advice except warm baths, which were a lifesaver for me during my first pregnancy. Hope you get some relief!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on March 10, 2017, 12:59:37 PM
Thank you JustPeachy I was finally able to sleep last night thank God I have my body pillow so I just put that between my legs.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on March 10, 2017, 01:49:52 PM
Glad to hear it. I've been sleeping with an extra pillow between my legs the last week or so too and it really helps. Except, then I don't move as much during the night and my legs get crampy. Joys of pregnancy... lol
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on March 10, 2017, 01:57:27 PM
Yes the joys of pregnancy lol.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on March 12, 2017, 11:18:10 PM
Hi ladies, it's so quiet on here these days!
Wifelife, did AF show? Are you still waiting?
Mrs S, have you felt baby moving yet?
Caprice, how are you feeling? Making it ok?
I feel like someone else is usually pretty close behind Wifelife in their cycle... Dutchie, maybe? How're things going for you?
Mrs D, Dezire, how are you ladies doing? Anything new happening?
I hope you all are doing well and everyone has just gotten too busy to be on here as much!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on March 12, 2017, 11:33:44 PM
No I haven't felt her yet hopefully soon though. But everything so far so good except for in have a yeast infection.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on March 13, 2017, 08:26:33 AM
Glad to hear things are mostly good for you. I bet you will feel her moving pretty soon! I felt my first baby around 17.5 weeks, and this one I've been feeling since 14 +1.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on March 13, 2017, 08:29:18 AM
I've heard with second pregnancies you can feel the baby allot sooner. I wasn't fairly skinny when I got pregnant so I know I'll feel her soon. My friend Brailee is 19 weeks and she can feel her son and see a buldge on the left or right side of her stomach lol. But that's because she is skinny but was in the 120s-130s
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on March 13, 2017, 06:45:43 PM
Hey Justpeachy, af showed for me today. She was suppose to start Friday, but was late. Maybe because my possible ovulation was so late in my cycle. This was my longest cycle yet. 33 days! Ugh! Hopefully this month I'll get a positive opk. :) I'm giving it 2 more cycles before I go to the doctor. So by mid may if I'm not pregnant I'll make an appointment. Really hoping it happens before then. Hope all is well with you and baby. :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on March 13, 2017, 07:24:18 PM
Sorry to hear wifelife.   Not a bad idea to go to doc.   I got my bloods done again this month with a score of 94 at cd 21, normal for ovulation is 20-90, so it's all normal.   Yes Justpeachy I'm right behind wifelife.   Haven't focused on it too much this month.  Normally AF would show today, but had a longer cycle of 30 days last month, so based on a 28 day cycle she's due in 2 days. 
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Abell on March 13, 2017, 07:27:24 PM
I am also ttc!!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on March 13, 2017, 08:02:16 PM
Mrs S, I weighed around 130 for my startoff weight with first baby too, and felt him at 17.5 weeks. Took several more weeks to be able to feel from the outside or see the movements though.
Wifelife, sorry to hear about AF. That stinks. Hopefully you'll get a positive OPK this cycle and maybe even a Bfp too. :-)
I am doing good. My toddler has been sick most of the last 2 weeks and finally seems to be back to himself today. Thank goodness!
Dutchie, glad to hear that your tests with the dr came back all good. Crossing my fingers for you while you wait out your last couple of days!
Abell, welcome! How long have you been trying and where are you at in your cycle?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Capriceee97 on March 13, 2017, 11:23:54 PM
Hey justpeachy, I'm coping but I really wish the bleeding and hormones would disappear now :( x
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on March 14, 2017, 05:13:02 AM
Hi ladies,
Sorry I've had a lot going on the last few weeks. I'm in my fertile week and got my peak on my opk this morning. I only tested 2 days and bam so has been really good for me mentally I think as I'm really trying not to over analyse everything. I will make my tww long though as I've peaked like 4 days earlier than normal! Haha. Trying to keep my mind off it so will just check in here every now and then but baby dust everyone x
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on March 14, 2017, 06:14:15 PM
Dutchie, so happy to hear everything has gone well with testing. That's such a relief I'm sure. I hope you get your bfp very soon. Hopefully af stays away.
Justpeachy, sorry to hear your little one was sick. Glad he's feeling better now. That is never fun.
MrsD, get to bd'ing. Haha I'm with ya girl. I've been the same. Haven't been getting on much as I'm trying to stay. Yay and not worry about ttc as much.

As for me, idk I'm really starting to think it's just not in the cards for us, but trying to keep busy so that the thought doesn't get me upset. My DH and I were recently informed that he was born with Hypospadias and Chordee. It was corrected with no issues at a very young age. (He doesn't even remember it). There was no issues with the surgery and he hasn't had any issues since. I did a little research and it said that it's not common to cause problems with fertility as long as it was corrected. I mentioned to the hubby that when we go to the doctor we should mention it and he refuses. He said that's not something he wants to tell the doctor and doesn't feel comfortable with anyone knowing. So idk what to do. I wish it would just happen, but doesn't seem like it will.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on March 15, 2017, 03:42:20 AM
Oh wifelife, how did you find that out? His parents? He really shouldn't be concerned about telling the doctor. I get he is probably embarrassed and fair enough he wants no one to know but Drs deal with much worse still than that every day. And if it means it could give you some answers (if not just reassurance that all is ok so you're not stressed) and help you have a baby then it's well worth it. Would you mention it to your doctor without him there?
I know how you feel about thinking it's never going to happen. I've got to the point now where I'm like, oh well probably won't be this month rather than getting excited. It's probably just a coping mechanism but after 11 months it's def getting old! How long have you been trying now?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on March 15, 2017, 10:32:01 AM
Caprice, glad to hear you're coping. I hope it all resolves for you soon, so you can move past it.
Mrs D, good luck! If your ovulation came early this month, AF might as well if she shows.
Wifelife, don't get discouraged! I get why you want to mention your hubby's past issues to the dr, and really that's what dr's are there for and he shouldn't be embarrassed to bring it up, but if he gets checked over and gets the all clear, good count and all that then I don't think it would be a big issue to not bring it up.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on March 15, 2017, 07:02:53 PM
MrsD, yea his mom told us. Ive thought about mentioning it to my doctor when he's not there, but I haven't decided yet. He tends to go to my appointments with me as he likes to show me his support, we've only recently found out so I guess I'll just have to think it over for a bit before deciding. I get what you mean about saying "this isn't the month" because I do the same. I feel as though it's easier to deal with when af shows then to get my hopes up and be upset. We've been trying for 8 months. I know that's not that long so I'm trying to stay as positive as I can. I hope you get your bfp very soon. You've been trying so hard and I know coming up on the year mark must be very hard. I'm sending you good vibes hun.

Justpeachy, I told him he shouldn't be embarrassed. It's not something he can help, it doesn't effect him in any way that we know of, and it's only the doctor. It's not like we're telling friends and family. He said I'm the only person he feels comfortable knowing. So we had a talk today and he said that we will stick with our normal plan. If I'm not pregnant by mid may we will make an appointment. He said he will go through testing, sperm analysts, or whatever if they suggest and I'll go through whatever test they want to do. After all that if something comes up wrong on his end then he may consider letting the doctor know what happened. That way if all comes back fine he doesn't have to say anything. So as of right now, we're taking your approach. Hopefully it just happens on its own. Your appointment is getting closer. Are you getting anxious yet?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on March 16, 2017, 11:17:32 AM
I think that's a good compromise. If you both get checked over well and all is well, no reason to make him reveal personal information if he's not comfortable doing so. But if the tests show there is a problem, then discuss his past surgery with the dr to see if it might be a cause for the issue and maybe reveal a way to correct it as well. :-)
My ultrasound is still 2 weeks away, so trying to just stay distracted with other things for now. I am definitely ready and excited for it though! I'm feeling baby move a lot not the last couple of days. I can't feel it when I'm up doing things, but pretty much any time I'm still for a few mins I can feel squirming. I came down with a bad cold yesterday and finding it hard to get through the day. I really just want to go back to sleep.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on March 16, 2017, 06:16:15 PM
AF arrived yesterday, right on 28 days.   Have to say didn't feel as disappointed as I have the last few months when she arrived
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Capriceee97 on March 16, 2017, 10:56:51 PM
Dutchie, I don't know about you but sometimes it 'feels' like we haven't concieved that cycle, like we did something different that cycle if you know what I mean? So it's almost not as much of a disappointment because we're expecting it, but like I said maybe it's just me.
Just peachy, thank you for the concern, i tend to not think about it during the week when I'm busy but when OH is home it all comes back again x
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on March 18, 2017, 02:42:43 AM
Sorry to hear about AF Dutchie. I think the longer this process takes the more we learn to absorb the disappointment. It should help the stress levels though x
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on March 19, 2017, 04:22:25 PM
Sorry to hear AF arrived, Dutchie, but glad to hear it didn't get to you too bad this month.
Caprice, I'm glad to hear that you've mostly been doing well and able to focus on other things.
I hope all of you other lovely ladies are doing well.
I am starting to feel so anxious-excited for my ultrasound. Only 10 more days until we get to see our little one again and find out if we are having a him or a her. And 4 days before that I'll hit the halfway point through this pregnancy!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on March 19, 2017, 08:21:31 PM
Sorry to hear af showed Dutchie. Make sure to reward yourself if you can. :)

Caprice, I'm sorry hun. I hope you start feeling better soon.

Justpeachy, omg I cannot believe it's still that far away. I was thinking it was any day now. Lol. I gourds I'm anxious for you. Haha. Aww that's so awesome that you can feel squirming. Little one is letting you know he or she is there. :) so cute. Ahhh I can't believe your almost half way through already. That is sooo crazy. It's going by so fast.

I'm currently on cd7 and even though it's way before my fertile week we have been Bding a lot more then normal. Hubby has just been extra lovable and affectionate lately - more then normal because he always is and I'm enjoying every minute of it. Haha. Im going to start using opks on cd10 which will be Wednesday for me.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on March 20, 2017, 08:14:22 AM
It definitely is going by fast! I hope this week will too. Haha
Glad to hear that you and the hubby have been really enjoying one another lately, Wifelife. Always nice when the hubby decides to be a little extra wonderful and loving. :-) Good luck with your OpKs this month!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on March 21, 2017, 08:26:33 PM
Thanks Mrs D and Justpeachy.    Think in my mind with AF showing just coming to expect it.    Last month and this month even though I am aware on my fertile window, been just going on as normal.   Haven't done opk either since Jan.      Partner and I had a chat, well got a bit heated and I said I can't do any more testing than the two, which were six months apart to show that my cycle and hormones are normal.    We are trying more so cos he doesn't have children and I said the stress has gotten to me, and now he needs to seriously think whether he wants a child and if so he needs to test himself, and we give it a few more months.   If it doesn't happen it's not meant to be.    I feel heaps better after talking to him.   
I did spoil myself wildlife and cut my hair short
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on March 21, 2017, 09:01:50 PM
Hey ladies hope everyone is good. Went to my mommy class today and did a little more shopping for my lil one. She's got so much clothes now lol and more coming because of my step mom she's already spoiled haha
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on March 21, 2017, 10:09:25 PM
Dutchie, aww I'm sorry your convo with your guy got a little heated, but it's still good that you said what you needed and are feeling much better now. Was your hair really long before? I did a dramatic change kinda like that back September. I went dark brunette from platinum blonde. This time when af showed last week I decided to go back blonde. Not as light as it was, but a light blonde still. It's nice to change it up. :)

Justpeachy, ahh I hope it goes by fast too. I just want to know. Lol. I hope your feeling better now. The hubby is still being extra affectionate which I'm still loving. I start my opks tomorrow. When I start getting a second line I'm going to start testing twice a day just to see if my surge happens or not. I really hope we get it this time.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on March 21, 2017, 10:19:19 PM
Dutchie, I'm glad you got to talk things out with your guy and are feeling better about it now. I'm sure if you've done testing twice and everything came back like it should, there isn't any problem on your end, so makes sense it's his turn if he really wants a child.
Mrs S, don't buy too many clothes in tiny sizes. They grow so so fast those first few months she won't get to wear half of them, even with multiple clothes changes/day!
Wifelife, I'm not feeling 100% but am quite a bit better and doing a little better each day. Thanks! That's a good idea to do your OPKs twice a day during fertile days to try and catch the peak. I hope it works!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on March 21, 2017, 10:34:41 PM
I already have that covered lol my step mom spent like $200 something dollars on shoes and clothes from 0-24 months so she's definitely set with that
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on March 22, 2017, 02:02:18 AM
Awesome! Glad you got some of all the different sizes. I only ended up buying my son a couple of special outfits for about the first 6 months (might have been longer, but my son has been way ahead on the growth curve from the beginning) of his life because all of his other clothes were given to us either as baby shower gifts or secondhand from friends/neighbors/family with boys a little older than him. It was a huge blessing!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on March 22, 2017, 10:11:07 AM
I'm lucky to have her in my life she's amazing she's been there for me as a role model and parent since I was 14
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on March 22, 2017, 07:45:15 PM
Justpeachy, aww I'm sorry your still not back to feeling completely like yourself, but happy to hear you are starting to feel better. That's so awesome that you were able to get so much clothing from family and friends with your first little one. My nephew was born premature recently and my SIL couldn't find any newborn clothing so I bought him like 12 outfits. Pretty sure that was way too many, but I couldn't help it. Lol They grow so fast they end up never wearing some of the things you buy. Hopefully when I have my own little one I'll be able to figure out how much is the right amount and how much is too many. Lol

MrsD, I completely agree with you. We just learn how to deal with it and push the emotions to the side with time. I've got where I never think it's the month and don't even symptom spot anymore. Lol

Hope everyone is doing lovely.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on March 23, 2017, 08:08:18 PM
I had been growing it for 18 months, grows very quickly wildlife.   Got sick of it, was far too hot here and especially with the humidity.   The sides are just to my ear and the back a bit shorter and also got my colour done had been 3 months the last time I got it coloured
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on March 23, 2017, 10:00:11 PM
Dutchie, I get it. I have the same problem. My hair grows very fast. I just died it and can already see roots. Lol. My hair is about half way down my back. Maybe a little longer and it gets sooo hot in the summer with the heat. So I completely understand. Wow, that is short. Your so brave. I use to want a short A line cut for the longest time, but I'm so afraid if I cut it short I won't like it on me. Lol
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Capriceee97 on March 24, 2017, 05:47:03 AM
Hey ladies, haven't really caught up yet but I have a question for you! After my MC I went to cost my mum for the week, after I told her we're trying again, Tuesday night she "made" me take a test (Did it to make her happy even though I knew it was way to early) I took the test anyway and I thought I saw a line which must have just been me trying to see one as no one else could see it when holding it up to the light. I wasn't the only one who took a test, for "fun" my sister took one because she thought she got caught pregnant on the implant and then one again in the morning and my sister-in-law also took one but she has the coil (all negative obviously). Anyway this morning while my mum was at work I decide to clean the house for her and while emptying the bins obviously I saw all 4 tests, two of which now have faint blue lines... This is just to do with the dye being left so long right? Thanks ladies x
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on March 24, 2017, 06:22:49 AM
Hey caprice, no test is considered accurate if read after like 10 minutes let alone overnight. You'll just need to wait it out and test when AF is due. Good luck! X
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on March 24, 2017, 06:28:26 AM
Hey ladies, I have a question too..

So my cycle is normally 30 days (give or take a day) and I usually O around cd 20. This month I got my peak on opk on CD 15, so much earlier than normal. I'm not CD 25, so let's say 9-10 dpo (which is usually the length of my whole luteal phase!).
Ovia is saying '3 days until test' obviously based on my O date, but hasn't changed my AF prediction which is still showing 5 days away!

So my question is, when do I test? And when should I expect AF? I don't want to be disappointed if I test too early but at the same time I'm impatient haha. Thanks x
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Capriceee97 on March 24, 2017, 06:37:02 AM
Hey MrsD, thank you for the advice, it was very early to test anyway so I will be testing again at a later date. To answer your question ofcourse it doesn't hurt to test early but of course be ready for a possible BFN, but that also doesn't mean you're not pregnant this cycle so if it is just test again in 3 days. Good luck!! Xx
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on March 24, 2017, 09:39:58 AM
Wifelife, that's so nice you bought your little nephew things to wear. It's always hard to pick just a couple outfits for babies because everything is so cute. 12 outfits probably isn't a bad number if that's all he had to wear. That way there will be plenty for each day of the week and extras cause babies are messy!
Caprice, totally agree with Mrs D, the tests would just be showing evap lines at that point. Wishing you luck for when you might be ready to take a serious test though. I've heard you can be extra fertile just after a miscarriage.
Mrs D, I'd say don't be surprised if your AF shows early, but I'd hold off testing until the later date. Tests are more likely to be accurate then, and you don't lose anything by waiting to test
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on March 25, 2017, 08:05:24 AM
20 weeks today. I'm halfway there! Yay :-)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on March 26, 2017, 03:10:26 PM
Thanks for your help ladies. Today is CD28 and despite Ovia telling me to test today (given I'm probably 14dpo) I'm going to wait until later in the week, probably Thursday or Friday as my cycle is usually 30 days.

And just peachy 20 weeks is so exciting! Half way! :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on March 27, 2017, 12:43:29 AM
Justpeachy, how exciting!! Ahhh. That's so awesome. :) are you showing a lot? As for my nephew, yea that was all he had to wear. His mom couldn't find anything premie for him and I found a bunch so I bought them. I just saw him again today and she said he's almost out grown all of them. Still has 3 or 4 that fit, but was so thankful as she said There was plenty so she didn't have to wash multiple times in a day. I just love him so much. He's so tiny. Ahhhh he makes me want one sooo bad. Lol
MrsD, I agree. I wouldn't be surprised if af showed early, but I'd hold off and test at the end of the week too just in case. :) keeping everything crossed for you.

Today is the first day of my fertile window. Hopefully I get a positive opk this time and have some idea of when it's happening. Dh and I have been regularly bding too just in case. :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on March 27, 2017, 08:55:18 PM
I always find Ovia tells me to test too early Mrs D and always hold off till I'm late.
Hope you get you positive on your opk wifelife.   I'm also in my fertile window.   But it's been good as we haven't been focusing on it ATM, as our renos are almost complete and that's been our focus.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Chloe96elise on March 28, 2017, 04:24:49 AM
Hi ladies so I'm currently 3 days late I'm hoping this was my month but don't know whether to test yet as I don't want to get my hopes up so I'm really trying to wait until my AF is a week late I've had cramps but no sign of AF and I've had a white discharge(sorry TMI) and I've being feeling very tired lately and also sometime have some pains in my breasts so any ideas ladies if this could be a possible pregnancy. Thanks in advance ladies and baby dust to all
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on March 28, 2017, 05:48:29 AM
Hmm interesting Dutchie. Do you have long cycles? I figure it's just basing it on dpo. I'm going to wait it out though. Each day AF doesn't show I let out a sigh of relief.

Hi Chloe, is your cycle regular? If so, at 3 days late you should be fine to test now. Do you know how many dpo you are? Your signs sound promising but I know what it's like to not want to get your hopes up. Good luck!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Capriceee97 on March 28, 2017, 06:09:21 AM
Hey Chloe, I was 4 days late when I tested and got my BFP, but it was a faint one. Good luck and if you haven't concieved this cycle, doesn't mean you won't concieve. You're not alone and you have all the lovely ladies here to support you threw your journey! Baby dust :) X
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on March 28, 2017, 06:09:28 AM
Just an update for you ladies I finally felt my little girl kick 4 days ago and then 2 days ago she kicked my hand twice. It was so awesome it felt weird but really cool at the same time.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Chloe96elise on March 28, 2017, 07:15:48 AM
MrsD90 yes my periods are regular so trying to keep myself away from the tests until I hit a week late so I'm trying not to get too excited and get my hopes up
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on March 28, 2017, 02:55:52 PM
Same here Chloe! What day do you think you'll test? I'm going to wait until Friday I think. We can do this! :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Chloe96elise on March 28, 2017, 05:57:05 PM
Hey mrsD90 I'm not sure hoping for bfp but not getting to excited and my hopes up. What do you think you will test
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on March 28, 2017, 06:42:22 PM
No, Have regular 28 day cycles, but always 2 days before af is due it tells me to test.   
That exciting Mrs S
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on March 28, 2017, 09:08:15 PM
She was kicking so much at my mommy class
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on March 29, 2017, 04:08:15 AM
Well AF arrived today and I'm just going to put it out there on behalf of all of us, but this f@$king sucks! I'm so tired of doing everything right and being disappointed every.single.month!
This now puts me on to month 12! 12!! I'm 26 and perfectly healthy, there's no way I thought it would take this long. It has been 6 months since we were allowed to start trying again after my ectopic and OB said we could come back after 6 months if no luck. So at the moment I'm thinking a month off and a visit to the OB is next steps for me.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Capriceee97 on March 29, 2017, 07:35:44 AM
Mrs D, I'm so sorry to hear that :( I really wish you the best of luck and hope your time is very very soon X
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Chloe96elise on March 29, 2017, 04:38:38 PM
MrsD90 sorry to hear about that it's so horrible but I decided to test this morning and got a bfp so very happy got my doctors appointment on Tuesday but baby dust to all your lovely ladies and hope your keeping well
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: ksbabe on March 29, 2017, 05:01:21 PM
Hey everyone! Hope you don't mind me jumping in here. I've read everyone's stories, and I'm so happy for all the magical baby dust happening here! That's amazing. But for me I may need extra dust Lol. Been ttc for 8 months now and have had tracked properly for at least 6 of the months.... my AF is due tomorrow and I'm very regular. I tested today 3/29/17 and got my BFN:( feeling bummed but trying to reassure myself that I've still got time. I've experienced far more back pain then I've ever had in the last 2 weeks very consistent. And also breasts feel swollen especially around the areola. Is this normal? Hopefully I hear back from y'all. Thanks
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on March 29, 2017, 05:08:17 PM
Yes it's very normal and welcome ksbabe! Everyone is welcome to jump in. Have your aereolas gotten dark?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on March 29, 2017, 10:45:50 PM
Hi Mrs D, totally understand.   We've been trying 8 months and gets very disappointing when af shows.   What I've found hard is that that month and 6 months ago I got my bloods done and hormone levels are very good prior and after ovulation.  Even did opk for a number of months.   Funny enough last month and this month I haven't been thinking as much about it, yes it's in my mind.    And feel that the disappointment of af showing hasn't been as hard.   Maybe too am now convinced it won't happen.   
Try making an appointment in your month off to get your bloods done and that will show 1: that your hormone levels are increasing prior to ovulation and 2: that you are ovulating. 
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: ksbabe on March 29, 2017, 11:03:47 PM
My areolas have got a little change in color but not derasticly. My nipples have gotten larger it seems.. it's crazy how much more in touch I am with my body since this whole process. I notice everything! If AF arrives I will take the next step w my doctor.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on March 30, 2017, 03:41:14 AM
Thanks for the love ladies! Feeling a bit better today. Hubby bought me flowers and said we can go to the OB and do whatever I want to do in terms of tests etc.
Dutchie, I've been using clearblue opk for quite a few months and always get a peak but could it still be possible I'm not actually ovulating or my hormones aren't strong enough to support a pregnancy? I wonder if there is an underlying issue since my ectopic? Which, by the way, only makes it harder because I know I actually can get pregnant (and did on our very first month trying!)

Chloe, congrats on your BFP! Such amazing news and I'm so happy for you. Good luck for your appt.

Welcome ksbabe :) there is unfortunately quite a few of us who have been trying for quite a while so always here for support. I totally agree about being more in tune with your body, it's crazy! You always hear the stories of people who 'just knew' but that's only because it turned out positive. I've had plenty of months where I've though 'yep this is it' and would've prob told the same story and it alas hasn't been. Baby dust to you!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on March 30, 2017, 06:21:09 PM
I have found the clear blue to be extremely accurate, they are the only ones that test for both hormones,  and found it was confirmed with both sets of bloods I did.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on March 31, 2017, 11:15:38 PM
Hi ladies, lots going on here it seems.
Wifelife, how're the ovulation tests looking this month? Have you seen a peak?
Mrs D, sorry to hear that AF showed, but I'm glad to hear your partner was able to help you feel better.
Dutchie, how are your renovations looking? Turning out like you had hoped?
Mrs S, so glad you finally got to feel your little one! Mine is kicking so hard it shocks me sometimes.
Chloe, congrats on your bfp! Such wonderful news!
KS, welcome to the group! Has AF shown or are you still waiting it out? Sounds like you have some promising symptoms.
I had my ultrasound on Wednesday, and my little boy is getting a sister! :-) Baby was looking healthy and perfect. Measurements say she weighs 12 oz. The techs were impressed with what clear images they were getting of her, so we got an extra long look <3
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: ksbabe on April 03, 2017, 05:08:46 PM
Congratulations on your baby girl. My AF arrived yesterday period was 2 days late but hey that happens I guess.. no luck for me this time. Crossing my fingers for April!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on April 03, 2017, 07:16:32 PM
Well, darn! Sorry to hear that; just late enough to get your hopes up. :-( Make sure to treat yourself to something special, and good luck with this month.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on April 04, 2017, 08:44:13 PM
Hello ladies, wow so much has been going on. Sorry if I miss anything.

Chloe, congrats on your bfp. That's such wonderful news. You must be so excited.
MrsD, so sorry to hear af showed up. I understand how you feel. I too get very fed up. As Dutchie has said, I too seem to believe it's never the month for me and that seems to be lessening the blow a bit. It's just too hard on me to be so hopeful every month and then get AF. I get so frustrated. It's just easier for me not to read into it. I think going to the doctor is always a good idea. It never hurts.
Dutchie, how is everything going with you? Where are you in your cycle?
KS, welcome to the group hun. There are a few of us who have been trying for a long period of time and completely understand the frustration of it.
MrsS, that's so cool that you can feel baby kick. I'm sure your enjoying it.
Justpeachy, a girl!!!!!!!! Yay!!! So happy for you hun. Are you excited? Was your hubby excited too? Any names picked out. Ahh so happy for you. Now you have one of each. Woo!

As for me, I have came to the conclusion that I don't get "true positives" on opks. I think it's because I drink so much water through out the day. Even though I tried to cut back I still didn't get a dark positive. However, I do get two days where the lines are very visible even though light. The rest of the month the second line is either non exsistent or almost invisible so I'm thinking I'll count those two days where the line is clearly visible as my positive. Because then it goes away after. This cycle I got "my positive" on cd 21 & 22. That's so late in my cycle. I'm currently on cd 23 and the line is almost gone again. I also tested twice a day on those two days and the line was the same in darkest in the evening on cd21 and lighter on cd 22. So I think I o'd on cd 21. Either way we have been bding regularly so there was fresh swimmers in there all cycle. Lol
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on April 04, 2017, 11:03:04 PM
Congrats Chloe on the bfp. 
A girl Justpeachy, that's wonderful.  Were you hoping to find out the sex.    The renos are crap, been a few stuff ups on the builders side, hopefully another week and we can have our house to ourselves.   
Mrs D clear blue is pretty accurate.  They test 2 hormones, which others don't.    I used them for about 4/5 months.     Am thinking there are so many factors and ovulating is just one.   
I'm also cd 21 wifelife,  af is due next Thursday and expecting her to be honest.   How long are your cycles?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on April 05, 2017, 02:27:03 PM
Wifelife, that's so interesting that your getting strongest results on the OPKs so late in your cycle. Maybe if you are ovulating so late in and had been "slacking" on bding later in your cycle assuming you'd have ovulated already that could be part of why you haven't gotten a bfp yet.
Dutchie, I'm sorry to hear your renos have been such a problem! At least they're almost over, and you can get back to normal.
Good luck and baby dust sent to both of you ladies as you near the end of this cycle!
We did want to know the sex of the baby, mainly because I have all the boy stuff from the first baby, but wanted to have time to prepare and get some girl clothes if this was a girl. I am definitely excited to be having a girl this time, but it's a bit stressful too. Mostly the naming process. Hubby and I were having a really hard time agreeing on a first name, but middle name was going to be Louise for my grandmother. Well, now I think we have just about decided to name her Sadie, but my mother-in-law is begging for us to use the middle name Ann, which is a family name on their side. So I guess there's some consideration for naming her Sadie Ann-Louise, but I really like just Sadie Louise better. What do you ladies think?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on April 06, 2017, 02:18:14 AM
Dutchie, sorry to hear the renos aren't going the greatest at the moment. I know how frustrating that can be. Last year we had a fish tank break and flood our house. We were only suppose to be out of the house 2 weeks and it ended up being 4 months. Nothing was going right. So I definitely get it. Hopefully it all gets situated very soon. Glad to see that we are still fairly close in our cycles. :)  My cycles tend to be about 30 days. The longest I ever had was a 32 day cycle and that was only once until last month. I had a 33 day cycle last month and I'm guessing this will be a little longer. Not sure what's going on.

Justpeachy, I was wondering the same. By cd 20 I didn't worry about bding as much if we were tired or didn't have as much time because I figured I ovulated already. I'm now wondering if I always ovulate late in my cycle. I have no clue how many days are average for my LP yet so I guess we will see what happens. I'm worried my cycles are all of a sudden getting longer. I'm thinking I'll have about a 34-35 day cycle. Ugh.

As for the names. I love them both. I'm a huge fan of Sadie. So adorable. I think both middle names sound good, but honestly I would go with Sadie Louise because that's what you originally wanted. I feel like too many people put in their imputs when it comes to naming a child. It should be up to you and your hubby. Name her something you and hubby love. But I get wanting to use both as middles because of you MILs request. Either way, she will have a beautiful name.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on April 08, 2017, 08:45:12 PM
Wifelife, I hope your cycles aren't lengthening! That sounds lousy. Maune they could be in flux because of your recent weight loss? I wouldn't think that would make them excessively long though...
Thanks for the compliments/advice on the name! We're still not totally decided but we've got lots of time still to make up our minds. I went garage saling today and got lots of things for baby girl and big brother. I LOVE garage sales! Absolute best place to get kids clothes.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on April 11, 2017, 04:51:33 PM
Justpeachy, I really hope they aren't lengthening either. That would suck. I've always had irregular cycles but never longer then about 32 days. I'm hoping this is just an off month and I get back to normal. Yea, it could be because of my recent weight loss. I've currently loss 40-ish pounds. I know that can change a lot of stuff in your body. I thought it would help shorten them, but who knows. Lol I'm currently on cd 30 and should be about 9dpo. I'm thinking af will show Sunday or Monday?

Yea you still have lots of time to decide which one you like better. She will have such a cute name no matter what. :) ahhh thats awesome about the garage sale. I'm with ya girl, I love going to garage sales. Even thrift stores because I find the best deals. I'm such a bargain shopper. I love finding stuff that is like new at a really cheap rate. Glad you found stuff for both of your little ones. :) they out grow stuff so fast, why spend tons of money? :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on April 12, 2017, 06:56:02 PM
Wifelife, that sounds like it should be about right, but I guess you'll have to wait and see. Although, with a little luck maybe AF won't show at all. :-)
I'm so with you on buying clothes for the kids! I buy everything secondhand or off season when it's on sale! Then I don't feel so bad when it gets outgrown, stained or torn. I also saved and stored away all my sons things that are still in good shape until we are completely done having babies. I know so many people who get rid of everything as their child outgrows it and then have to buy everything over again for the next one!
Dutchie, how is your cycle coming along? I think you had said you're due for AF tomorrow?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on April 12, 2017, 07:24:45 PM
Just peachy I used to do the same thing with my boys and their clothing too.   They were 22 months apart, so didn't have to buy a lot for the youngest and it's amazing how many specials there are around.    Mind you when it happens this time won't have any hand downs from them as the youngest is now 9 and never thought I'd go another time.   Amazing what a new partner does. 
Yes cd 28 and that's my normal cycle, she normally comes first thing, like when I wake she's here, nothing yet.    Last cycle was 28 days, the one before threw a spanner with 30.     So will be a bit in the same boat as wifelife and test probably Sunday if she doesn't arrive.     
Baby dust wifelife
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on April 13, 2017, 06:50:12 PM
Justpeachy, I always hope she doesn't show. But I try not to think about it much anymore. I just kinda have a routine down now.
That's exactly how I am with buying pretty much anything. I love shopping for sales and always go to the clearance rack first. Getting a good deal or buying something like new from a thrift store makes me happy. I always brag how cheap I got something. lol That's really smart that you kept your sons clothes. I plan to do the same. I too know a lot of people who want to buy all new things for each baby and it just doesn't make sense to me. How are you feeling btw? How's baby?

Dutchie, haha yea it's funny what happens when you get with a partner you truly love. Plus it'll be fun to shop all over again when you get pregnant because you've never had this experience with this partner. It'll be a new exciting experience together. :) At least when my cycle goes screwy so does yours. It keeps us in sync that way. Haha. Any signs of af yet?

I'm currently on cd32 and 11 dpo. I'm feeling a little weird today though. When I went to do my normal workout I had a hard time. Idk how else to explain it, but I couldn't give it all I had. I do it everyday just fine, yet today I couldn't put anything into it and was still out of breath and sweating like crazy. I'm also bloated today. My stomach is sticking out so far and I have a lot of pressure. It feels heavy. I weighed myself and I'm 3 pounds heavier then yesterday. I know it's from the bloating, but I don't usually get bloated till the day before af. My cycles must truly be confused. Lol
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on April 13, 2017, 08:20:16 PM
Dutchie, I agree with Wifelife that it may be lots of fun starting over getting baby things in your situation, but if you know you're planning more it makes the most sense to hang onto things! And, Wifelife, I love clearance and second hand for other things too, but I think kids clothes and furniture are like my top things I have to get deals on if I'm going to buy it. Lol
I am sending so much luck and baby dust to both of you ladies! Fingers crossed for a little luck in the group this month. Wifelife, could be a good sign or maybe AF will be a little easier than you expected?
I'm feeling ok. Kind of tired and hips/Levi's are starting to get achey and my legs have started cramping badly overnight, but nothing too bad. I feel like the second trimester so far has been fairly smooth and easier than with my first. Baby girl is doing good. She's a little wiggle worm. I feel her all the time these days! I have a definite baby belly now too, like random people have started asking when I'm due. I've started trying to explain that there's a baby in there to my little boy and let him try to feel the movements sometimes. I don't think he really understands, but he'll kiss and cuddle my belly and it's so cute! <3
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on April 15, 2017, 02:17:30 PM
Justpeachy, Thursday after I posted my comment I had a little brown spotting so  I figured I would spot two days like I always do and get my period on the 3rd. But there wasn't much spotting besides for twice on Thursday. On Friday I only spotted a few times and it was also very little and a brownish red color. I assumed I'd start today since I did spot two days, but I haven't yet started and haven't spotted any today either. So I'll just have to wait it out and see. She could still show at any time. Aww I'm sorry your hips are getting achy and crampy. That has to make it harder to sleep at night. Hopefully it doesn't last long. That's so adorable that your little one cuddles your belly and gives it kisses. He's prob going to be so surprised when he comes to realize it's an actual baby. So cute. I can only imagine how precious of a time this is for you. :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on April 16, 2017, 06:22:31 AM
Well I'm out again,  af showed late Thursday.    Been busy with the Easter long weekend with cleaning and the renos pretty much complete.
How are you going wifelife?   
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on April 16, 2017, 12:46:26 PM
Aw, Dutchie, so sorry to hear! Glad your renovations are nearly done though.
Wifelife, crossing fingers so hard she doesn't show for you! That spotting sounds like it could have been implantation. That's what happened to me with my first, I spotted as usual leading up to AF, then it stopped rather than turning into a real bleed.
How has Easter been for you ladies? We didn't do anything too eventful. Yesterday we went to a small animal swap (I raise bunnies and poultry), and today I took my 2 year old to a neighbors house to hunt eggs with her kiddos. My husband is busy prepping for turkey season, which starts tomorrow, so he stayed home. Was a fun time. Last year my lil guy was too little to really get Easter.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on April 16, 2017, 07:23:00 PM
So sorry to hear that Dutchie. Hope your treating yourself to something nice. :)

Justpeachy, aww that sounds fun. I bet he was so excited to hunt the eggs. That's so cool that you raise rabbits and poultry. My husband and I are looking to buy some land. Maybe like an acre or so. Not more then 5. I would love to have a small ranch/farm.

Af showed first thing this morning. I'm not too bummed. I mean I always want to be, but it's ok. My 30th bday is at the end of this month and my husband surprised me with a Vegas trip the first weekend in May to celebrate so that'll be nice. If my period shows in May, I've decided to for sure set up a doctor appointment. It sure won't hurt anything. Easter is going well here. We celebrated ours earlier because my husband had to work tonight. Which sucks. I wish he was home, but at least I got the morning and early afternoon with him. Hope all of you wonderful ladies are having a great Easter. :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on April 16, 2017, 09:11:49 PM
My Easter consisted of cleaning the house hubby went to Parris Island to requalify at the rifle range. He won't be back til Thursday but my sister is moving in for a little bit so I'm happy about that baby girl is kicking allot more now :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on April 17, 2017, 05:07:07 AM
Sorry to hear af showed wifelife.   But understand what you say about not been too bummed, as I was as well.    I think another few more months and that'll be it and will be happy with the two I have as much as I'd love to have one with my partner now.     And had a huge 4 days Easter weekend.   Sorted out the new office, our bedroom and have changed both boys rooms around.   
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on April 17, 2017, 09:25:56 AM
Aw, Wifelife, I'm sorry to hear AF showed, but glad to hear you weren't too disappointed and have a fun trip to look forward too! We have 6 acres and I'd love to have more. I'm working on cutting back some on my animals this summer because I want to minimize winter chores this year with the new baby coming.
Dutchie, it sounds like you had a really busy weekend! I need to do some reorganizing in our house before the baby gets here, but probably won't do too much until next month.
Mrs. S, that's nice that your sister is staying with you a bit, and always good to feel the little one moving. I find it so reassuring feeling all the wiggles and kicks through the day.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on April 17, 2017, 10:45:12 AM
It feels amazing :) I can't wait to see her she's my best friend I've known her since the 8th grade so she is more like a sister to me more than anything. She's coming tomorrow morning so I get up really early so I can be there on time to pick her up from the airport
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on April 24, 2017, 09:36:04 AM
Hi ladies, how is everyone doing? I hit 24 weeks on Saturday, which according to Ovia is the first viability milestone, so baby might be able to survive if she were to be born now! Not, of course, that I expect her to come early or would ever want that. Ovia also says baby has a hair color now, which seems extra interesting to me because I've been having heartburn the last couple days and hoping it means she'll have lots of hair. Lol.
I hope you all are doing well and your current cycles are going by quickly and smoothly. Good luck ladies
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Capriceee97 on April 24, 2017, 01:13:12 PM
Hiya ladies, I've not checked in for a while, I hope everyone's doing okay and everyone's TTC journeys are going well:) baby dust to everyone
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on April 25, 2017, 08:14:15 AM
Hi Caprice, how have you been? Are you back ttc?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Capriceee97 on April 25, 2017, 03:55:40 PM
Hiya just peachy, yeah, after the MC we both got very stressed coping and work on top of that we were constantly arguing but when he came back during his 2 weeks off work everything worked itself out. Still not 100% sure when my period are but I have an average, I tested yesterday morning, BFN but I'll be testing tomorrow morning again as I believe if AF doesn't appear between now and then I'll be a day late.
How's the pregnancy going? X
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on April 25, 2017, 04:23:32 PM
I'm glad things have worked out for you. I'm sure that was a very stressful time. Good luck with the testing!
Pregnancy is going pretty well. I have my next apt tomorrow. I think after that I'll only have one more with a four week gap, then they will get closer together. It's going by fast, and I haven't done much prepping yet. My mom is bringing me some baby stuff in May when she comes for a visit, so I'm waiting till then to start getting things really together since I'll have a better idea of what I still may need.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Capriceee97 on April 25, 2017, 07:48:39 PM
It was very stressful :( but we got threw it, thank you! X
Well maybe that's not such a bad thing, some of my friends here said they "regret" buying everything straight away because later in the pregnancy there's not much left to do but wait x
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on April 25, 2017, 07:58:19 PM
Yeah, I didn't get in a rush with my first either. Only thing I bought early was a cradle because I had a specific idea of what I was looking for and didn't want to miss out on getting one because I'd waited too long and couldn't find it. I'll just be starting my 3rd trimester when my mom gets here and then she can help me sort things and work on getting setup while she's here visiting
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Capriceee97 on April 26, 2017, 07:29:07 AM
At least you and your mum will have a lot to do together, sounds lovely.
I tested this morning with FMU and got a BFN, I'm not really upset about it and still hopeful as my first BFP in my last pregnancy was very faint at 4 days late, I'll test again Friday if AF is still a no show :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on April 26, 2017, 06:36:50 PM
Baby dust caprice.   Well I am seeing my obstetrician/ gyno in 10 days.   Going for my 6 monthly smear test, but will talk to him about going on clomid and about getting bloods done to see my egg reserve.   My last visit in Oct he told me to come back early in the year, so hopefully something good
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on April 26, 2017, 09:16:30 PM
Aw, Caprice, sorry to hear it was a negative but hopefully you'll get a positive soon! I am definitely looking forward to my Mom's visit.
Dutchie, good luck with your dr visit and tests. Hope it all turns out well
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on April 30, 2017, 06:30:36 AM
Hi ladies, I'm back after my month of and it seems not much has changed here.. I was hoping for some BFPs!!
Month off was great, I didn't realise how good it was going to be nor how much I had been stressing about ttc until I stopped. So back on it this month with a new perspective, no opks and trying not to take things too seriously for the next couple of months. Then if still no luck I will go see an obgyn. Hubby and I have decided to move (about an hour away) when our lease ends in July so that will give me something else to focus on. I'll find a new Dr after I move if I need to.
Glad our preggo ladies are getting along well and good luck this month to everyone still ttc x
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on May 02, 2017, 12:35:53 AM
Hi ladies, how is everyone doing? Wanted to check in on everyone.
Justpeachy, aww that nice that your mom is coming for a visit. I bet your looking forward to it. I would love to have the land you have but totally understand why your waning to cut back on your winter chores.
MrsS, hope your pregnancy is also going smooth.
Dutchie, good luck with your doctor appointment. Let us all know what happens.
MrsD, yes stress is so bad for us. I'm sure focusing on the move will help keep your mind off ttc. :)

I've really been trying to not think about ttc. I do my opks but I haven't been putting any pressure on me getting pregnant. My birthday was this past Saturday. The big 30!! Ahh.. hubby got me a great gift though and is taking me to Las Vegas this weekend. He says he has surprises planned for my birthday there. :) I'm really excited and looking forward to our trip.
I'm on cd 16 today and almost positive I got my positive opk today. I'll know for sure when I test tomorrow. Looks like I am ovulating earlier this cycle then the last two. :) which will be nice.

Hope everyone is doing well. Sending baby dust to everyone!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on May 02, 2017, 09:41:25 PM
Welcome back, Mrs. D! Glad to hear you enjoyed your month off and feel better for it. :-) I hope your move goes smoothly. In my experience that can be a pretty stressful process as well. Where are you at in your current cycle? Hopefully the new perspective will help you as you continue the preocess.
Happy birthday, Wifelife! I hope you have an amazing trip with your fella this weekend. Good to hear your cycle seems like it may be on a more "normal" timeline this month. Fingers crossed for you and for all you ladies this month!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on May 02, 2017, 09:59:50 PM
My pregnancy has gone really smooth. I turn 25 weeks tomorrow so I'm halfway there! 
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on May 03, 2017, 07:56:11 AM
Good to hear, Mrs S! I was 25 weeks on Friday and have my gbs test next week. Have you done yours yet? Or have you made an apt to yet?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on May 03, 2017, 11:02:02 AM
No not yet
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on May 03, 2017, 12:17:10 PM
Justpeachy and MrsS, that's so exciting that your both 25 weeks!! It's going by so fast.

So based on my opks, I forsure had my positive on Monday, cd 16. :) Thank goodness for an earlier ovulation this cycle.

Where is everyone in their cycle?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on May 03, 2017, 08:26:02 PM
That's great news Mrs S and Justpeachy.   It's amazing how the weeks fly when your pregnant and so slow when you're ttc.
I'm cd 22 wifelife.    So glad you got your positive opk will make it easier to predict when you're late.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on May 04, 2017, 12:54:21 PM
Dutchie, yes at least I won't have such a long cycle this month. I'm right behind you on cd 19.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on May 08, 2017, 12:58:43 PM
Hi ladies, how are things for everyone? How are cycles coming along? Seems like a couple of you may be getting close to AF now. I hope all is well and sending extra baby dust to you ladies!
Not much going on for me. Yesterday morning my husband was out turkey hunting, and I ran my dogs out to their kennel and our 2 year old locked me out of the house! I had to crawl in through a little window over our chest freezer. When I told my hubby about it, he was surprised I fit because I'm "looking pretty round these days." Lol. Good thing I did though!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on May 09, 2017, 12:43:44 AM
Glad you managed to get in the window Justpeachy.   
Af is due on Thursday for me.    Saw the ob yesterday and he was good.   Said that clomid would be no good as he showed my on my bloods that I am definitely ovulating.   He did give me a test, actually 2 for my partner.   One for sperm check and one for chromosome to make sure that wasn't the reason his ex had miscarriages.  So happy with that
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on May 09, 2017, 02:08:12 PM
Aw, that's good, Dutchie. Hopefully your partners tests come back alright as well. Good luck!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Kamy on May 09, 2017, 05:12:03 PM
Hi ladies, how everyone is doing? I posted on this board back in Jan while going through mmc. We have started again to TTC.i have regular cycles between 27-30 I've been using OPK tests first thing in the morning but haven't got positive. I'm CD13 today.Should I be testing in the afternoon instead? Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated. Baby dust to you all!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on May 10, 2017, 06:07:21 PM
Justpeachy, oh no! So glad you were able to get through the window and get back in the house. My nephew locked me out once and I kept saying open the door and he would say, "no you told me if I open the door anymore I was going to get in trouble" because he went through a time where he was opening the door for random people. Lol that's sooo adorable that your showing. :)

Dutchie, that's great to hear that your blood work is showing that your ovulating. Hopefully all is ok with your SO too. Your moving in the right direction to figure it all out.

As for me, I'm now home from Vegas. It was so much fun. Yesterday however, I woke up with a itchy throat and today it's very sore. Hoping it's just allergies and not a cold, but I'm feeling pretty drained so thinking it might be a cold. I am on cd25 and 9dpo. I went to the bathroom a few minutes ago and had a little bit of brown spotting so looks like af may be showing early. :-/ I had an agreement with my husband If af showed this month I'd make an appointment with an ob to get checked out. However, I am having one hell of a time doing that. Every obgyn I call tells me they can't help me and I need to go to a fertility clinic. I don't even know if something is wrong, why would I go a fertility clinic? I'm so stressed about this. Maybe I'll just make an appointment with my General practitioner doctor and explain my situation to him and see what advice he can give or he can then refer me to where I need to go. I'm at a standstill. :(
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on May 10, 2017, 06:10:40 PM
Oh and Kamy, sorry I forgot to mention in my last post... your still early in your cycle being only on cd13. Most people ovulate around cd14, but everyone is different. I have got my positive on cd16, cd19, and even cd23 ish. Don't get discouraged just yet. Just keep testing and hopefully you'll get your positive soon. This is only my third cycle using them so I'm still trying to figure it all out too.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on May 10, 2017, 06:44:21 PM
Wifelife, it is normal here to go to a fertility clinics. Docs and obs, can only do your bloods and sperm check.   Then they advise a fertility clinic as the docs are specialised more so in the field and then they have have all your records in the same place.   They'll do bloods, sperm check and if anything comes back, scans if necessary and can help through any other process you need to go through.     If other half sperm shows something, we have to go to a fertility clinic.   Often they charge a set price for standard testing and can be a cheaper than constant ob appointment.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on May 10, 2017, 07:57:55 PM
Dutchie, thank you for explaining that because I had no idea. I feel like looking into a doctor is now stressing me out even more. Ugh! I just looked up the closest clinic and it's an hour in a half away. It says they accept our insurance, but I must get a referral from my primary care doctor. So I guess mh first step is to make an appointment with him and then I can go from there.

Sending lots of baby dust your way that af doesn't show for you tomorrow? Any symptoms? Hopefully all is well with your others sperm and you guys have nothing to worry about.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on May 10, 2017, 08:17:11 PM
What you can do depending on when your appointment is, and especially if there is a wait, get your bloods done before ovulation and post ( which will test progesterone - shows how strong ovulation is) and your partners sperm and the docs will be able to send that on for you.   
Yes af due today, with our time difference it is lunch time already, trying not to get my hopes up.   Last night I had some cramping and swore she was going to show during the night / early morning. 
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on May 10, 2017, 08:51:42 PM
That sounds like a good idea to me. I think I'll call this week to make an appointment that way maybe I can at least get some blood work done. I only had the one little brown spot of blood so I'm trying to remain hopeful that it's implantation bleeding, but I know how rare that really is and that most likely af is on her way early. We shall see what happens. Af is suppose to be 5-6 days away.

Oh that's good news so far then! Happy to hear it. Keeping my fingers crossed for you. We need some more bfps in here. :) When do you plan to test?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on May 10, 2017, 10:59:21 PM
I really don't know wifelife.   I think I'll wait till at least Saturday, but I know if she isn't here tomorrow will be tempted to.   It's strange cos even if it's bfn, the dispointment won't be there, I'll just know she's late.    Yes, some bfp's would be great.   Fingers crossed for you too, hopefully it's implantation bleed
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on May 10, 2017, 11:11:33 PM
I completely understand Dutchie. I'm the same way. If I get bfn they don't really bother me anymore because I'm just use to it. It is hard to hold on though. Sending as many positive vibes your way as I can. Our day will come. :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on May 11, 2017, 05:39:43 AM
Just got up to date again and wanted to say I have everything crossed for you Dutchie! We are definitely overdue for some BFPs!
Wifelife, sounds like a good plan to start at the gp and go from there. Can't hurt to make sure there is anything preventing you from falling pregnant all this time that could've been easily resolved. Keep us posted :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on May 11, 2017, 06:36:45 PM
MrsD, yea definitely doesn't hurt any. I'm going to call my gp Monday to schedule an appointment. If af shows it should be on Sunday or Monday so hopefully I'll know either way by Monday. No spotting today so maybe it was a good sign. Really hoping that it'll happen soon for us.

How are you doing MrsD?

Justpeachy, have you guys came to a conclusion on a middle name?

MrsS, have you forsure decided on a name?

Dutchie, how's it going today? Any updates?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on May 11, 2017, 07:44:37 PM
Yes we are naming her Sarah Gray Singletary. Hubby's grandmother is throwing me a baby shower on the 28th of this month.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on May 11, 2017, 07:52:02 PM
That's a cute name. I love Gray. :) that's really nice of your hubbys grandmother. I'm sure it'll be a lot of fun.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on May 11, 2017, 08:22:40 PM
Well I'm out.  Af arrived this morning one day later.

Fingers crossed for you Wifelife
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on May 11, 2017, 08:35:59 PM
Aww I'm really sorry af showed Dutchie. It'll happen for us one day. Try to remain positive. I know your good about not letting it get to you. I'm still sick in bed with a head cold, but having light cramps on and off so she is probably on her way.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on May 11, 2017, 08:50:37 PM
Thanks wifelife, will be giving it another three months then will call it as it is.   
I really hope she doesn't arrive for you
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Knzault on May 11, 2017, 10:38:18 PM
Wifelife, not trying to get your hopes up but right before I got my BFP I had a head cold. And I was cramping on and off I thought FOR SURE the witch was coming!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on May 12, 2017, 12:21:08 AM
Yeah it will be I love his grandmother she is also the one who picked the name as well lol. His step mom and dad are making and buying the food for the baby shower. His mom won't be there she is choosing a party over coming to the shower which we honestly don't care if she shows or not.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on May 12, 2017, 01:21:10 AM
Kenzault, oh wow that is good to know. Makes me feel a little better. I am only 10dpo today so I still have a few days before I test, but that definitely gives me hope. I've been sooo sick and no one around me is sick so I honestly have no idea where it even came from. Lol. I had one smear or brown spotting on the toilet paper yesterday but it was only a small amount and nothing since. Keeping my fingers crossed.

Dutchie, thank you hun. I'll keep you updated.

MrsS, all that matters is that the people you want to be there are there. :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on May 12, 2017, 07:06:24 AM
I agree :).
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on May 12, 2017, 07:17:32 AM
Oh no, sorry AF arrived Dutchie! :(
Fingers crossed for you wifelife, but if not hopefully you'll get some answers soon. How long have you been trying now? Sorry I forget!
I'm doing alright, just taking the carefree approach this month. I'm about half way though my cycle but my O varies a bit so not too sure where I'm at. Just bding every 2-3 days but I must admit, I like doing opks so I at least no for sure when I've ovulated so might go back to that next month if no luck this month.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Kamy on May 12, 2017, 02:36:16 PM
Wifelife, thanks for kind words. I hope you get BFP soon! When I was pregnant first time I had cold and got sick so your symptoms sounds promising! When are you planning to test?
I'm on CD16 today and still getting high. This is my first time using OPKs so it's interesting to learn things about my body. Just BDing every other day anyway to cover all the days so let's see when I get peak.
Dutchie73 sorry that you got AF.hope you treat your self with a glass of wine.

MsD90, I'm using OPKs first time so it's different. I must say it get stressful though. we'll see what happens this cycle. I'm trying to take relax but it's very hard when everybody around you is getting pregnant, some accidentally and I can't get BFP after all these planning. Very unfair

Good luck ladies!!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Jayonebby on May 14, 2017, 01:04:13 AM
Hi ladies sorry I was gone for along time how is everyone doing!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on May 14, 2017, 01:50:39 AM
I'm good 26w and 4d today! So happy that this is my first mother's day
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Capriceee97 on May 14, 2017, 07:52:40 AM
Hello Ladies,
I haven't really caught up as I cannot remember the last time I read this topic! But I hope our lovely pregnant ladies are doing well! And all you lovely ladies awaiting their BFP, we'll get there eventually! Goodluck girlies :) x
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on May 15, 2017, 01:14:12 PM
Hi, ladies,
Wow, lots of posts, so not sure I can respond to everything...
Dutchie, I'm sorry to hear AF showed for you again. :-(
Wifelife, how's it looking for you? Did AF show in full or just that one day with a bit of spotting? Hoping that was implantation and you'll be announcing a bfp soon!
Mrs D, welcome back. Hopefully you'll have some luck after taking some time off. :-)
Mrs S, I hope you enjoy your baby shower! I don't think I'm having one this time, but the one I had with my first was great. Lots of fun and we also got some amazing gifts.
I am 27 wks 2 days now. Next dr apt will be on the 24th and after that I'll start having them every 2 weeks as I'll be in my final trimester! It has gone so fast! I think we are going with Sadie Louise for baby's name. I like it better and feel that it goes better with our son's name (Also 2 2 syllable names), and my husband basically doesn't have a strong preference. He kind of wanted the Ann in there but just to make his mom happy, so he's happy to go along with my preference.
I can't remember what else was said, but I wish all you ladies the best of luck wherever you're at in your cycles!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on May 15, 2017, 03:08:58 PM
MrsD, thank you. I hope so too. I have been trying since last August so we're getting close to the year mark. But my ovulation is all over the place. Like you I like at least knowing when I'm ovulating. This was only my 3rd cycle using opks and I feel like I'm less stress knowing my o date because it just jumps around too much.
Kamy, your welcome. I'm trying to hold out to test till Wednesday, but we'll see what happens. That makes me feel good that others got sick too right before. So maybe it's a good thing. I know it gets frustrating. Feels like everyone is announcing 2nd and 3rd, pregnancies and I haven't even got to do my 1st yet. It'll happen with time.
Caprice & jayone, thank you ladies. Hope all is well with you guys as well. :)
Justpeachy, I like Sadie Louise too. Such a beautiful name. Aww both of you ladies are naming your little girls "S" names. :) how come you don't think your having a baby shower? As for me, I had that one spot of brown at about 9dpo and then I didn't have anything till yesterday which was also only once and brown as well. Today I am on cd 30 and about 13-14 dpo and nothing so far. I did have really bad cramps last night so I was sure I would wake up with af, but nothing yet. I'm going to try to hold out till Wednesday to test. Because then I'll for sure be a day late. That one spot of blood at 9dpo made me feel more hopeful, but I hate that because I feel like I'm just going to get my hopes up. Keeping my fingers crossed.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Knzault on May 15, 2017, 08:55:51 PM
Wifelife, seriously cramps but no AF is a good sign! I'm crossing my fingers for you! I hope it's your month!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on May 15, 2017, 10:12:33 PM
Thanks kenzault, but I think I'm out.

Husband and I bd'ed today and after I had some brown blood and it stopped so I didn't think anything of it. However, I just went to the bathroom and there was some red blood on the tp so by morning I'm sure af will be here. I'm completely heart broken this month. I really wanted it to be my month and the spotting at 9dpo made me get my hopes up some. It doesn't help that a close friend of mine just started trying 3 months ago and just told me today that she is pregnant. I don't understand. Why haven't I been blessed with a child yet? This isn't fair.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Jayonebby on May 16, 2017, 03:53:37 AM
So happy for congrats Mrs.singletary161
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Jayonebby on May 16, 2017, 03:58:58 AM
@wildlife yes I'm still trying been trying since July 2016 I had my TR on April 23... Don't get discourage I know several couples it took them 2-3 years to conceive a child..
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Knzault on May 16, 2017, 11:26:48 AM
TTC is so hard wifelife. And it does really suck to watch everyone around you getting pregnant. I'm sorry AF is on her way ): I really got my fingers crossed for ya.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on May 16, 2017, 11:35:16 AM
Aw, Wifelife, so sorry it sounds like AF is on her way! It was sounding pretty promising. :-(
I don't think I'm having a shower this time because no one has mentioned one to me, and I'm not going to throw one for myself
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on May 16, 2017, 01:25:40 PM
Hey everyone, af definitely showed. Showed up heavy last night right before I went to bed. I called and made a doctor appointment for Monday. Hopefully we will get something figured out soon.

Justpeachy, aww I'm sorry. I wish I was there. I would definitely throw you one. You deserve to have one for your beautiful Sadie. I hope they surprise you and throw you one soon. :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on May 16, 2017, 07:13:10 PM
Oh wifelife, so sorry to hear af arrived. It's so hard when you get your hopes up. I know exactly how you feel when you it seems like everyone else is getting pregnant except you and you want it more than anything in the world. Such a tough road. Hopefully your Dr appt will help give you some answers or at least peace of mind. Just Peachy, I would totally organise your own party, stuff it! Haha. Just arrange for all your closest friends to come over for afternoon tea or something to celebrate the baby. Doesn't have to be a major thing, just nice to get everyone together.
As for me, AF isn't due for another week so I am exactly in the middle of my tww. I've had cramping pains all this morning, kind of like period pain but mostly on one side. Not sure if this could be implantation or late ovulation or what!? My O can be a bit all over the place so who knows! That's why I'm with you wifelife, back to opks next month I think.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on May 17, 2017, 11:26:42 AM
You ladies are so sweet! Maybe I'll consider throwing together a little party, but I'm not sure anyone would actually come. My parents were the only ones who came to my sons birthday party this year. Luckily he isn't big enough to care yet, but it was very disappointing for me to set everything up and have no one show up.
Wifelife, I'm very sorry to hear AF showed after all. I hope the dr can give you some answers when you go to your apt. Make sure to let us know what they say!
Mrs D, best of luck! Fingers crossed that feeling is from implantation and you'll get your bfp. We need some more in here
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on May 17, 2017, 05:55:27 PM
MrsD, I really hope those are implantation pains your feeling. I would love for someone else to get a bfp in our little group. :) I definitely feel less stress with the opks because at least now I know I'm bd'ing at the right time. All the other months, I have have missed it for all I know. Keeping my fingers crossed for you.

Justpeachy, I know how that feels. My friends have two kids and no one except their parents and my husband and I show up. Everyone always flakes on them. They never have any kids at the parties. I know that must be terrible. But even if you just have a little lunch with your parents or a friend or whatever. It's still a time to celebrate. Hell even if it's just the 3 of you going out together I would do something. You deserve it. :) I will definitely keep you in the loop and let you know what the doctor says. I made the appointment with my gp since the obgyn wouldn't see me for it. I'm really nervous about the appointment. I hope it goes ok.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on May 17, 2017, 06:27:30 PM
Thanks, Wifelife. My mom is coming in for 2 weeks starting Sunday to help me do baby prep, and she is one of my very favorite people and probably my #1 support person so I'm really looking forward to that!
I hope your dr apt goes really well. I always get anxious about going to the dr. Hate waiting for my apts! I'm sure your gp will do just as well for you as the gyno although I'm kind of surprised they refuse to see you. I've seen one lots of times for things a gp probably could have taken care of and never been turned away
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Capriceee97 on May 17, 2017, 07:56:31 PM
Hey Ladies,
Wifelife, sorry to hear AF showed up, I definitely would have got my hopes up if I had spotting, I hope your doctors appointment goes well!

Just peachy, that's a shame about the baby shower, beautiful choice of name, are you planning on having a naming ceremony?

Mrs D, I hope this will be your BFP! My last pregnancy I had cramping about a week before for 1-2 days, so hopefully it's a good sign, good luck!!

As for me, AF is due Monday, I'm not feeling very hopefully after the MC, I thought I would have conceived quickly this time around but apparently not :( I've also had non stop cramping since ovulation, also not sure that is a good thing as I've had no spotting, guess we'll just wait and see! Xx
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on May 18, 2017, 05:54:36 AM
Thanks ladies for all the positive vibes! It only lasted a day and now it's gone again.. Don't want to get my hopes up but will keep you posted. :)

Caprice, I got pregnant first try originally and couldn't believe it. So naturally after my ectopic I thought it would be just as easy.. apparently not. It's now been a year and still no luck. Be patient and stay positive, it will happen.. for both of us!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Capriceee97 on May 20, 2017, 07:48:44 AM
MrsD, I hope it happens for you soon, you soo deserve it! This wait will be worth it! I hope AF is over and you're able to start trying again this cycle!

My period is due in 2 days and I'm not sure what it is but this morning I woke up feeling positive, even though I have like pms symptoms such as; achy, tingly boobs and slight stomach cramps.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on May 20, 2017, 06:09:21 PM
Regardless if it's something, or nothing staying positive is really good caprice :) my AF is due in 3 days so let's hope this is it for both of us.
Ovia is telling me to test tomorrow (day 28) but I'm usually a 30 day cycle so I'm just going to wait it out and resist the urge to test! Good luck
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Capriceee97 on May 20, 2017, 06:27:11 PM
Ovia says to test in 1 day for me and Iam on cycle day 24 but my cycle is usually between 24-25 days so I will also be waiting to test, good luck MrsD :) x
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on May 21, 2017, 10:08:29 AM
Mrs D and Caprice, fingers crossed for both of you ladies!
I am not planning a naming ceremony. I honestly am not even sure how one of those would work. I hit 28 weeks yesterday, so am now in my third trimester!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Layla-stars mummy❤️ on May 21, 2017, 10:32:55 AM
Hiya I'm 19 with a 2yr old girl in October and me and my partner is trying for our second and been to see 2 Clair voiants and both said it will be a boy now am worried that I wont be able to move out of my 2 bed flat and I will be stuck lol but Eyyyy hope you conceive soon
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Capriceee97 on May 22, 2017, 06:39:28 AM
Just peachy, thank you! Unfortunately AF showed up, a day early too!
I'm not really sure how a naming ceremony works either, haha. Third trimester! How exciting, the final countdown begins!! x

Layla, I've never visited a clairvoyant before, but how very interesting, me and my OH are going to keep the gender a surprise, when we eventually get to that point! Haha. I hope you're able to find a bigger home for your growing family soon! Goodluck! X

 I'm thinking about using opk's on my next cycle, any advice ladies? X
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on May 22, 2017, 03:38:19 PM
Sorry to hear af arrived wifelife.   Fingers crossed caprice and Mrs D.     I am in my fertile window now.   Been using Opk's this month, started on day 8, got high cd 11 and peaked cd 12.   Funny first time I have only had 1 high day.     To be honest when I look back I think 50% of the time we've missed the mark and not be close enough to O.    I will O tomorrow/Friday and we have bd almost every day since Friday.    Caprice I find opk really good.   I use clear blue as tests both hormones, a bit expensive but I find it worth it.    You use fmu.   At first you get a solid 'o' meaning not fertile.  When you get flashing face your hormones are rising and you are in your fertile window, and when you get solid smile face, you will O in 24-36hrs.    I find them great
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on May 22, 2017, 04:03:46 PM
Oh no, so sorry to hear AF arrived Caprice :(
I'm still hanging in there, thinking that every time i go to the toilet she will be here but not yet. I'm cd 29 today. My last 4 cycles have varied from 27-31 though so who knows! Ovia is saying af is due tomorrow. I've also used clearblue and think they are worth the extra $ coz there is no second guessing lines etc with the smiley faces.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on May 23, 2017, 09:27:20 PM
So AF is a no show but I did a test this morning and got a BFN :(
Will wait a couple of days and see what happens but guess af will show soon. Finding it really hard to find a balance between staying optimistic and getting my hopes up. It's just such a hard process!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Kamy on May 23, 2017, 10:27:30 PM
MrsD90, I'm in the same boat. One day until AF and tested this morning and got BFN. I'm having mild cramps so not sure what to think.This is very hard process and I get stressed out. Finger crossed for both of us and hope to get BFP soon!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on May 24, 2017, 05:18:35 AM
Sorry to hear that Kamy :( what made you test early? You never know, it may still be possible. It's not over until she shows as they say. Good luck.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on May 24, 2017, 06:13:21 AM
I am officially 7 months today! So close this pregnancy has gone by so fast! I can't wait to hold my baby girl going to go see the in-laws this weekend hubbys grandmother is throwing me a baby shower!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Kamy on May 24, 2017, 11:00:18 AM
Hi MrsD90, thanks,I'm having similar symptoms when I was pregnant last time. Sore boobs, tired, and got cold. May be that's all in my head but I was hoping this is the month. I also used OPK first time so thought I had all my days covered. This so hard. I hope you get your BFP!! Keep us posted!! Good luck :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on May 24, 2017, 03:59:46 PM
Oh I was exactly the same Kamy. I said to DH, it feels like last time. I would have been one of those women who say 'I just knew I was pregnant' .. but nope :( AF has arrived and I'm feeling pretty crappy. How long have you been trying for? It's super hard when you just want it so badly and you are doing everything right. I also think when you have fallen pregnant before it can sometimes make it worse because you know it's possible and just not happening. Xx
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on May 24, 2017, 04:01:05 PM
Mrs S, yay for a baby shower!! Can't believe you are 7 months too! It's one of my friends at work last day today before mat leave, she's 36 weeks and it seems to have gone really quick too!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on May 24, 2017, 10:13:37 PM
It has gone by so fast
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on May 25, 2017, 06:46:03 PM
Justpeachy, ahhh I can't believe you are already in your third trimester. It is going by sooo fast. I wish we could be bump buddies, but it's ok. How's your visit with your mom going? That's great that she is there for you. :)

MrsD, so sorry to hear af showed. As I was catching up I was getting excited thinking any minute you would get your bfp. Sorry your down. I know how that is. I was the same way this past cycle. I'm close to the year mark now and it gets to me at times.

Dutchie, wow that's an early positive opk. That's great. Maybe you'll have a shorter cycle. :)

I went to see my primary doctor. He ordered a blood and urine test and sent a referral out to an infertility clinic. He said I should be getting a call within a week to set up my appointment. The clinic will probably go over my blood test if anything shows up. If not, I'm able to see them in a week or two through my online account.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on May 25, 2017, 07:50:41 PM
Sorry to hear af arrived Mrs D.   
Positive opk was right on par wifelife.   Means I O Wed night / Thursday morning being cd 14.    Now tww.   We did bd every day from 4 days prior, so at least we have covered our bases.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on May 26, 2017, 11:41:06 AM
Dutchie, oh that's right. That's great. Glad you got all your basis covered. You've done everything you can. :) hoping in two weeks you'll get a bfp. :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Jayonebby on May 27, 2017, 03:22:18 AM
Wildlife just to catch you up I order fertility pills from my doctor. I'm going to start taking them next week when they come in. I had my tr in April 2016 I been ttc since June 2016 & still nothing :( so that's why I'm starting the fertility pills. I'm hoping this will work!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Kamy on May 27, 2017, 04:39:37 PM
Hi all, I'm out this month.AF showed up today. I'm so upset, I thought this would be our month. Moving to next month. Good luck everyone who is in TWW.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on May 30, 2017, 06:13:35 PM
Jayone, ahh I see. Good luck and positive vibes sent your way. We've been trying since July/August and still no luck for us either. Hopefully it'll be soon.
Kamy, so sorry to hear that. Treat yourself to something you enjoy.

I got my positive opk today on cd16 which is the same as last cycle. That's a first. Still waiting for my referral appointment with an infertility clinic, but the receptionist who does referrals at my doctors office is taking her sweet time. It's been over a week and she still doesn't know what doctor my insurance is contracted with. Very frustrating.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on May 31, 2017, 08:50:30 AM
Hi ladies, sorry to see everyone's AF has shown so far. :-( Is anyone getting close to AF/testing now? I've lost track.
Wifelife, maybe your cycle is starting to regulate after your weight loss or whatever if you've gotten ovulation on the same cd last month and this. Can't be a bad thing! :-) I hope the dr will get back to you soon, so you can get your testing done.
I've been having a great visit with my mom and working on getting things sorted and set up for the baby. I'll be 30 weeks on Saturday and feel like I'm moving into the countdown. I had my apt last week, and midwife told me I tested positive for strep B in my urine sample, so they won't have to do that test later on. I'm a bit disappointed as I was positive with my first pregnancy and was hoping not to have it this time, but oh well. My glucose test for gestational diabetes came back all clear and good, so grateful for that. :-)
Good luck to all of you wherever you're at in your cycles.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on May 31, 2017, 06:07:14 PM
Sorry to hear af arrived Kamy.   Hopefully the blood tests come up good wifelife.   My partner did his test yesterday so hopefully we will have the results tomorrow.   He was nervous about doing it but so glad he has now.   I have one more week for af
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on June 01, 2017, 10:05:00 PM
Justpeachy, that's what I'm hoping. Maybe it's starting to regulate. I've lost 45 pounds so far. I took a little break though just because I keep getting sick and don't want to stress my body even more. The doctor suggested I take a break until the end of this cycle. Then I can start back up. :) I think we covered our basis better this cycle then any in the past. We bd'd two days leaading up to my positive opk and then also the day of my positive, and the two days following. So 5 days straight. May have to take a break tomorrow. Hahahaha. Still no word from the doctor. If I don't hear from them by Monday, I'm calling back.
Aww so happy your enjoying your visit with your mom. How long is she staying again? I still can't believe how fast your pregnancy has gone. It's just crazy to me. Since you tested positive for strep b what does that mean? I don't know a lot about pregnancy stuff. Haha. I hope everything is ok. Glad to hear your glucose came back good. I know that's a big one. :)

Dutchie, oh good. I'm glad your partner was able to get his test done too. I completely understand being nervous. My DH was even nervous going to my gp last week for my appointment. It's a scary thing. It's the unknown that's stressful. Especially if you've never gone through it before. My fingers are crossed that everything comes back great for you guys. :) one more week to go. Your half way there. I just entered my tww and have about 12 days till af.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on June 01, 2017, 11:04:21 PM
Hey ladies how are y'all doing? I'm good I took my 1 hour glucose test waiting to see if they call or not. If they call I failed if they don't I passed they are gonna call on my birthday of all days which is on Monday. Fingers crossed that I passed. Baby shower was awesome got so many cute clothes finally got her crib and set it up and hubbys dad bought us a really really nice high chair. Everything is coming along smoothly my little sister and her friend are coming for the summer picking them up on Saturday so I get to see my mom again. Just 2 more months til baby girl is here I can't wait.
Justpeachy are you getting the epidural or going natural? I'm going natural as I cry when I stub my toe lol
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on June 01, 2017, 11:05:32 PM
Scratch that! Lol I'm getting the epidural lol nope not going natural!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on June 02, 2017, 02:22:00 PM
Dutchie, I'm glad your partner got his tests done. Have you gotten the results back? Hope everything looks good.
Wifelife, never hurts to give the dr a call back if you're not hearing from them in a reasonable time. Mine forgets to call sometimes when they're supposed to. It sounds like you did everything you could to hit ovulation this month! Hopefully it'll pay off.
The strep B test is for a bacteria that's pretty common and isn't harmful to adults, but if the test comes back positive it means there's enough of the bacteria present it could be harmful if the baby is exposed to it. My dr won't strip membranes of the strep B test is positive and I will need to have antibiotics during labor to protect the baby. It's not too awful, just makes me a bit nervous because my son was born pretty fast, so having time to get the antibiotics is a bit of a concern.
Mrs S, good to hear your baby shower went well and you got some things you needed. :-) I hope your glucose test turns out well too! I am definitely planning a natural birth. As natural as possible. I had to be induced with my first, but otherwise did everything natural and it was a great experience. Actually, the worst pain I had started 2 days after birth when I couldn't have anything but ibuprofen anyway. Lol
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on June 02, 2017, 02:39:54 PM
I couldn't go natural lol I have a very low pain tolerance
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on June 04, 2017, 09:15:47 PM
Hi ladies,  just got my partners results and they are all good.    So why oh why hasn't it happened????
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on June 05, 2017, 07:00:11 PM
Hi ladies,
Justpeachy, ahh I see. Well at least it's nothing too major. I understand being nervous, I would be too, but at least they can prevent baby girl from getting it. :) Is your mom still in town with you? All natural? Your so brave. I have a high pain tolerance, but I still don't think I could go all natural. Lol

MrsS, that's great that everything turned out well. Glad it's all coming together for you. :) That'll be nice to have your sister in town for the summer.

Dutchie, that's great news that everything came back good on your partners test. Yay!! That much be such a huge relief. At least you know there is nothing wrong. It just hasn't happened yet, but it will. Nothing is preventing it. Thank goodness! :) How's your tww going?

A case manager called from my actual insurance today. So weird. She was nice though and said she will find me a specialist to see and will call me back in a few days with the info. I'm feeling a little crampy today, but thinking it's probably just something I ate because I'm only 5 dpo so obviously too early for any symptoms yet.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on June 06, 2017, 08:01:14 PM
Mrs S, I know natural isn't for everyone! I like to avoid interventions though since they can lead to further interventions and raise the risks for c-section which I really want to avoid if possible. Plus, I had a really positive experience with my first labor, so don't see a reason to do it differently this time. :-)
Dutchie, so glad to hear that the test results have all come back good! Hopefully you'll be getting your bfp very soon.
Wifelife, my mom isn't in town any more. She had to go back on Sunday. She will be back when I hit 38 weeks and stay all the way through August to help with final preparations, be here for labor/delivery and help out after baby girl makes her debut.
Happy to hear someone finally contacted you back about getting in touch with a specialist. I hope you get all the details ironed out soon, and can get tests done next cycle if no bfp this time!
Hope everyone is doing well
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Jayonebby on June 07, 2017, 04:11:37 AM
Wildlife, thank you & positive vibes to you too... Hopefully we will be pg together....
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on June 07, 2017, 06:56:34 AM
Hi ladies, sounds like everyone is doing ok.
Dutchie, glad to hear your partners tests came back normal. And good to catch up on everyone else's news.
I'm in my fertile window at the moment. Hubby has been away for work for a few days but is back tonight.
I have a question for you all, based on your knowledge and what you've been told by Dr's etc, do you think you should only BD every second day during fertile window or should you try every day? I have read conflicting things about whether you should allow time for the sperm to build back up.. I realise it's not necessary every day to actually fall pregnant but wondered if it could have a negative effect if you were?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on June 08, 2017, 04:42:45 AM
Hi Mrs D, the gyno told me to be day 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 and I have 28 cd.   My girlfriend was told every 2nd day and she was told Day 11, 13, 15 & 17 and she has 27 day cycle.    My partners test had to be 48 hrs with no bd for an accurate test.    Hope that helps.   Af should have appeared today and is night time nothing yet
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: SarahLou25 on June 08, 2017, 05:19:15 AM
Hello ladies! I'm totally new to this forum thing! I have a 3 year old boy and have recently got married! Now ttc! This is our first month with no contraception at all YAY! Just wondering if anyone knows if it's a myth or is there anything you can do to help have a girl? X
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Momof2princesses on June 08, 2017, 07:10:30 AM
Hi ladies,
I am new to this forum. I just want to introduce myself I am a new wife I married my best friend on 5/20/17. We have 2 beautiful daughters together we are now TTC. We have had 3 miscarriages in the past and numerous failed attempts at TTC until our rainbow baby came along almost 3 years ago. It was almost 2 years of TTC.  Now that we are married we this is our first month trying so we're just scared that we'll go through countless months of TTC and they will be failed attempts. Now skip forward to today we had s_x on 5/29 and 5/30 I tracked my ovulation for 7 days prior and bought the Equate brand which was a horrible brand by the way each test said negative for LH SURGE. But I took a test because I was to anxious it came back negative so I was down in the dumps because I feel like we missed egg day because of me. But since yesterday I have been spotting nothing heavy just light spotting with some cramps here and there. I'm not sure if this is implanatation bleeding or my period starting, and I'm kind of wondering should I wait and test again in a few days. BABY DUST TO ALL OF YOU!! ✨✨✨
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Momof2princesses on June 08, 2017, 07:13:29 AM
Hi nice to meet you! I am recently
Married as well congratulations to you guys, Ans I'm new to the forum myself. We are in our first month of TTC as well, we have 2 girls so with us we had sex a few days prior to ovulation maybe like 1-2 days prior and none of ovulation day. That's how we got our girls. Hope this helps. BABY DUST TO YOU!!! ✨✨✨
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: SarahLou25 on June 08, 2017, 08:27:27 AM
Oh how exciting is this!! That's what I thought! thank you for your help! My son is so ready for another sibling so I don't really mind girl or boy! Would just be lovely to have a pigeon pair :)
My son wasn't planned! He was our lovely lovely surprise so this whole trying thing is totally new to us! We are so excited/nervous all at once!
I'm sorry to hear about your previous miscarriages.. thoughts are with you and your husband! Hopefully this time it will be smooth sailing for you both!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on June 08, 2017, 01:13:16 PM
Justpeachy, that's so great that your mom is coming back into town and will be there for delivery and to help you with everything. I at least got the name of the facility I'll be going to today, but my doctors office is suppose to call me back with an appointment. It's  an hour and a half away so that kinda sucks, but as long as it's a good doctor I don't mind.

MrsD, I'm not really sure what is best. I haven't asked the doctor. I think I'll ask the specialist when I finally get an appointment. We've been doing the every other day method with no success so this cycle we bd'd two days prior to my positive opk, the day of, and the two days following.

Dutchie, woo! Happy to hear af hasn't showed her face yet. Af is due for me in 5 days. I hope she stays away for both of us. Fingers crossed for you hun.

Jayone, I know right? That sure would be nice. Where are you in your cycle now?

To all the new ladies, I'm sorry I can't remember everyone's names... welcome and congrats to all the newlyweds. This can be a long process, but we are all here to support one another. This is a lovely group of ladies. I got married in December/2014 and have been ttc since July/August 2016 so coming up on a year.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on June 08, 2017, 04:05:27 PM
Thanks for your help Dutchie and Wifelife. I think in the past we may have been doing it too often so will give this new method a go. Dutchie, fingers crossed AF stays away!!

Hello to the new ladies! You have found a great group of supportive women here. The best advice I can give is be patient, it can be such a long process, but let's hope it is a quick one for both of you :)
I've been married 5 years and TTC for 1 year (with an ectopic pregnancy after my very first month of trying). Baby dust to you all x
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on June 08, 2017, 06:16:55 PM
Welcome mommo and Sarah, what cycle days are you on?    I have been ttc for my 3rd child, but my partners first for 11 months now. 
Thanks ladies for the support, trying not to get my hopes up, now cd 29 and no af.   Two times in the past year she was cd30, but I know I got my positive opk 17 days ago, which means I O'd Day 14.   
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on June 08, 2017, 09:45:23 PM
MrsD, I'm sure everyone is different. Maybe some people have to bd more often and some less often to get proper swimmers. Who knows. But I feel like nothing in the ttc world is a one size fits all. Hopefully not doing it as often will work for you guys and give you your bfp this cycle. :)

Dutchie, woo! So happy to hear af hasn't shown yet. That's good news. When do you plan on testing if af doesn't show? Sending truck loads of baby dust your way.

I'm on cd 25 and feeling bloated. I'm still 5 days out so I'm hoping it doesn't mean af is trying to come early. I'm only 8dpo. :(
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on June 08, 2017, 11:39:40 PM
Thanks wifelife,  not going to test till Monday.   I want to make sure she isn't Just taking her sweet time in coming.   Fingers crossed for you too, love having someone about the same time as me
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on June 09, 2017, 12:55:16 AM
Thank you hun. That's a good idea. I'm going to a baseball game this weekend so I won't get tempted to test early. :) I love it too.  It makes it a little easier knowing someone else is waiting with me. I love that our cycles are close.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: SarahLou25 on June 09, 2017, 02:19:31 AM
I'm on my 10th cd. O in 2 days according to this app! I had a cyst and my mirena removed about 6 weeks ago and last month my ovulation was so full on! Not sure if it was that fact that it had been blocked for so long (the cyst was he size of an orange and had been there for about 6 months) or not but I'll see what it's like this month. We really want a baby girl so only bding tomorrow and then waiting! If nothing happens this month then we will just bd on O and just hope for the best!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Momof2princesses on June 09, 2017, 07:53:33 AM
SarahLou25 no problem at all. Girls are so fun. I don't care what the gender is of our next baby as long as they are healthy. On the other hand I'm outnumbered my husband and our 2 daughters want a boy!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on June 11, 2017, 05:48:04 PM
Well I'm out this month.   Af arrived late Sunday
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on June 11, 2017, 06:41:51 PM
Oh Dutchie, I saw you had posted and I was so hopeful it was good news! So sorry :(
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: SarahLou25 on June 11, 2017, 07:43:24 PM
:( sorry to hear that! It's O day for me and I feel stupidly nervous. I didn't want to BD today due to wanting a girl but now the time has come I don't think I even care what we have! I just want a baby! So now I'm thinking have I wasted this whole month by not BDing on O day... :(
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on June 11, 2017, 08:04:34 PM
Aw, sorry to hear AF has shown again Dutchie!
Wifelife, how's your cycle coming along? Believe you said you should be close to the end as well.
Sarah, I wouldn't be too worried about hitting right on O day. Either way you may or may not conceive this month. I'm currently 31 weeks pregnant with a baby girl and did not bd on O day as I was having some health problems the month I conceived. Good luck to you!
Good luck to all of you lovely ladies still waiting this month. I can't remember all of what else was said, but wishing the best for you all. :-)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on June 11, 2017, 08:58:20 PM
Sarah, I think you should be fine. I know people who tried to have one and got the other. I would just bd when you want rather on O day, before O, after O. Just do what you feel. :)

Momof2, that would be cool to get a boy after two girls, but I'm like you. I don't have a big preference.

Dutchie, oh no! I'm so terribly sorry hun. Try not to get discouraged. I know how hard this is. It'll happen. Hope your doing something you enjoy and taking it easy.

Justpeachy, how are you? Any new updates with baby? Are you getting nervous?

I'm currently 2 days away from af. Yesterday I had one string of pink blood when I went to the bathroom, but that was all. I was 10dpo so hoping it was implantation. If my cycle is like it always is I should be spotting today and tomorrow and starting af Tuesday. But so far I haven't had any spotting yet. I have some cramps, but the biggest thing is my boobs are sore. Especially when I take my bra off. I've never had this before. Really trying not to get my hopes up as I'm sure it's just my cycle throwing me a curve ball.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on June 11, 2017, 11:25:52 PM
Thanks ladies.   Sarah I would just bd if it's a baby you want, you can be trying for awhile if you only bd at a certain time in your fertile window for a girl.   
Justpeachy you don't have that long to go now, you must be so excited.
Hopefully it may be implantation bleed wifelife,  I hope so.   
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: SarahLou25 on June 12, 2017, 02:24:09 AM
Yes I'm thinking that's the go! I've been talking to my husband most of the day and he has given me the thumbs up to just go for it haha.. except it's O day today and I'm feeling really nauseous :( to the point where i couldn't go to work today or barely get off the couch. Do any of you get O sickness? I don't remember having it before I had my son but then again I was on the pill for a good 5 years so I just don't remember ..
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on June 12, 2017, 09:27:16 AM
Wifelife, sounds promising, but I can understand not wanting to get your hopes up. Never know when it might just be a funky cycle. Fingers crossed it's good news though!
Sarah, I don't think I've ever felt sick from ovulating, but I do get cramps and feel less than great around that time. The good thing about that is it makes tracking easy.
I'm doing alright, definitely getting less comfortable and having lots of Braxton hicks contractions. They've started feeling for baby girl's position at my apts, and said she was head down last week. I actually feel like she may have engaged already the last couple days as baby and bump don't feel like they're in my ribs now and the week or so before that her little feet were always pushing on my lower ribs. I'm getting a bit anxious about getting everything done as the weeks keep ticking by, and I'm not making as much progress as I'd hoped but I'm sure it'll work out somehow.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on June 13, 2017, 06:10:10 PM
I'm out this month. Af showed up right on time. Also, I realized my boobs probably hurt because I had been swimming the night before. I'm sure I worked out those muscles. Lol The fertility clinic called and is just waiting on authorization from my insurance and then I'll be able to make an appointment. Moving into my 12 cycle ttc.

Sarah, I have also never gotten sick during o, but I do usually feel more crummy then normal. I tend to be bloated during that time.

Justpeachy, how exciting that she's already in the position and ready to go. I'm sorry your getting a lot of Braxon hicks. I've heard they are terrible. Try not to stress. Everything will get done. And your mom will be there to help you with everything. I'm sure anything that's not done when she gets here can wait a bit. :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on June 13, 2017, 06:28:33 PM
Oh wifelife, I'm sorry to hear that.   I know you try not to let it bother you, but know deep down it does.   We've been trying the same time as well and understand.   I'm trying something different this month, I heard from a girlfriend that Maca powder is good to increase fertility so taking 1/2 teaspoon each morning with juice, doesn't taste great though.   And my partner and I started walking yesterday and going to do that 3 times each week.   
Hope it goes well at the fertility clinic
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: SarahLou25 on June 13, 2017, 08:14:22 PM
Wifelife I'm sorry AF showed up :( you have the best attitude towards it! Hopefully the insurance company doesn't take to long!
Justpeachy I had insane braxton hicks woth my little boy! They say the stronger the braxton hick throughout pregnancy the "easier" the contractions so there is an up side I guess! And my labour was not anywhere near as bad as I imagined haha so I like to think all the bhs helped in that!
I'm still feeling so uneasy this morning so I'm thinking I might have a bug :( I'm in Australia so winter has just started so lots of stuff going around!
Good luck dutchie! Exercise is great in general so it's a great idea to get your body to the healthiest!
I'm so glad I found this chat!! It's so nice to be able to discus this stuff with someone and to be able to do this journey with others :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on June 13, 2017, 10:49:54 PM
Hi Sarah, I'm in Aus as well up in Cairns.   Where in Aus do you live
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: SarahLou25 on June 14, 2017, 01:58:26 AM
I'm in Albany wa! This is the weirdest start to winter we have had in so long! We had a wetter march than June haha! It's pretty cold here today though!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: EmmaWill95 on June 14, 2017, 03:20:15 AM
My period is now 12 days late, and we had regular unprotected sex last month. I took a test after 2 days and it was negative so I took another one after 6 days and first thing in the morning and it was still negative. I haven't tested since but if it was gonna be positive it would have showed up by 6 days, right? What other reasons could there be for my period being so late this month?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Kamya on June 14, 2017, 12:09:51 PM
Hi Emma, it happened to me back in September 2016 and my period was always regular at that point. I went to doctor to get my preconception tests done and she found out I have under active thyroid(hypothyroid) and might have been the reason for being late. I take 75mcg synthroid everyday and it's been good since then. I'm not trying to scare you but just a suggestion to get your thyroid checked out just to have peace of mind.
I hope you are pregnant and just taking longer to get HSG detect in urine. You can ask your doctor to do blood test for accurate results. Good luck! :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: EmmaWill95 on June 14, 2017, 03:01:03 PM
That's great thankyou very much for your reply! I will make an appointment with my GP and go from there. thankyou again for your help
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Chantelle90 on June 15, 2017, 02:56:05 AM
Hi All,
I'm new to this forum, my fiancé and I are new to ttc, this will be our first month of trying. From this app I was supposed to ovulate on the 8th June. We decided to do it every 2nd day 5days before O and 4 days after. I hope we covered the right days. Fingers crossed!
I hoping to share my experiences and learn from others.


Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on June 15, 2017, 05:44:08 AM
Sorry to hear AF showed Wifelife :(
We are definitely due for some good news here!
Emma, I had the same issue last year and AF ended up being almost a month overdue (so basically just skipped). I went to the doctors and had a few tests done and had a slight hormone imbalance, probably just due to stress. It's all corrected itself now. But def best to check it out.
Chantelle, welcome to the fun and challenging journey of ttc! Can I suggest you don't base your O purely off this app? It isn't very accurate. Try ovia, another app that is more accurate but also is really helpful to educate you on different ways you can track your ovulation (temp, cervical mucus, ovulation tests etc). Once you are confident you know when your ovulation is you are doing the exact right thing BDing regularly leading up to it and day of. Anything after that won't help though as the egg only lasts about 24 hours after being released. Hope that helps! Good luck x
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: SarahLou25 on June 15, 2017, 08:38:06 AM
Hey girls!! Today has officially sucked! I have been crampy all day and I burst into tears at work today because I did something wrong (which is totally ridiculous) and now my husband and I have just got into a massive fight :( :( now I'm laying in bed with a heat pack on (more because it's freezing but is nice on my crampy tummy) thinking what the heck is wrong with me! Do you think this could just be pms? I never get like this! I'm a hot mess :(
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mikanashea on June 15, 2017, 11:48:40 AM
Hi everyone! My name is Mika and I am from the US. I hope you don't mind me joining your group! Just a little back story on me. I got married when I was 20 and had a miscarriage at 22 and then got divorced. I found the man of my dreams and am getting married this Saturday and we are ttc right away. Just worried about this time around!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Chantelle90 on June 16, 2017, 08:03:24 PM
Thank you so much MrsD90
I have downloaded the Ovia app and it is very good and lots of detail.

Do you girls usually take a pregnancy test if so what brand do you recommend and what time would you take it?

Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on June 17, 2017, 05:01:31 AM
No worries at all Chantelle :)

A lot of the girls on here, including myself, have been trying for quite a long time and therefore most of won't test until we are really late (like probably a couple of days after when you think you should be due). I would say all of us have experienced the pain of testing too early and being disappointed so it's easier (and cheaper) to just wait it out. It also means you are less likely to get a false negative by testing too early (before your hcg level I high enough to detect). I don't think brand matters too much but I've used clearblue and first response before. I'm fairly sure that when I got my positive last time it was on a cheap brand though so prob doesn't make much difference.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: SarahLou25 on June 19, 2017, 04:35:05 AM
I'm on my TWW and it's torture :( so much love for all you ladies that have had to do this for the last 6+ months... what do you girls do to not think about it? Everything my body does I instantly think "is that a sign of pregnancy?" Driving myself crazy
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on June 19, 2017, 05:12:48 AM
Oh so am I Sarah! How many dpo are you/when is AF due?
Having done this for 12 months I can't say it gets any easier but after being let down so many times you just start not getting your hopes up as much as you once would. You still think 'ooh could that be a sign?' But it's often quickly followed by 'probably not'. I can safely say I have had every 'pregnancy sign' known to man and it ended in AF haha.
I try busying my mind with other things and focus on work, or fitness or something unimportant that is all of a sudden very important haha. I also finds it helps that from the outset you think of AF being due a couple of days after it actually is. It helps your mindset but is also good to wait to test anyway.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: SarahLou25 on June 19, 2017, 08:18:29 AM
I'm on 7dpo, AF due on 27th! As my son was not planned I never went through this the first time! I couldn't eat my steak tonight and my husband instantly went to "your so pregnant" but I don't want to enter that mindset just to be disappointed.
I'm so anxious haha! I feel so silly!!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on June 19, 2017, 09:03:02 PM
Wow! So much to catch up on. Sorry ladies. I've been trying to get all this insurance stuff figured out so that I can set up my appointment with the specialist. I'm Cd8 today.

Dutchie, your right. It really does. I mean I try to remain positive and not let it get me down, but at the same time deep down I have this nagging voice that says, "maybe you can't have children." I just try my best to push that away because I have no reason to think that. I gotta stay patient and it'll happen when the time is right. Some days it does get to you though. I never thought I'd be on my 12th cycle ttc.

MrsD, how's your cycle coming along? What cd are you?

Sarah, thanks girl. I try to remain as positive as I can. Being negative doesn't get you anywhere but more stressed out. I try to push those thoughts and feelings away, but of course they still get to me some days.

Welcome to the new ladies. It's so nice to have all of you here. Ttc is a very stressful journey for many of us and we are all here to help support eachother. :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on June 20, 2017, 04:47:01 AM
Hey Wifelife! I'm CD 27, 11 dpo. Not much to report and not really thinking about it as I don't really like our chances this month given hubby was away leading up to O. We did manage to BD on O day though so that was a bonus. Will keep you posted ;)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Kamya on June 20, 2017, 12:24:09 PM
Hi MrsD90, I'm on CD25 and I think 10DPO. I got peak with out getting high so had BDing on O day so not sure if we caught it. I had HSG done day before so didn't have sex leading up to O.im gonna leave it up to the god this time. My due date would have been in August if I didn't have miscarriage so I'm getting very sad thinking about it.When are you testing?
@Wifelife, I'm glad that all the insurance stuff is getting done and you can go see the specialist soon. It's been one year since we started TTC too. 
And hi to all the wonderful ladies and good luck with TTC journey.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on June 20, 2017, 04:03:55 PM
Oh we are cycle buddies Kamya!
I won't test until the weekend as my cycles often vary by a few days and I have been caught out testing too early before and I hate the disappointment of getting that bfn. What about you??
 I also had an ectopic this time last year and would have been due in feb. every memory/milestone still hurts a bit so I know exactly how you feel. Good luck! Xx
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Kamya on June 20, 2017, 04:17:17 PM
MrsD90, let's hope we can be pregnancy buddies as well! I wasted so many test last month which was crazy and full of disappointment so will hold on until Saturday. I'm not having any symptoms so don't know. I started crying out of no where yesterday so getting emotional as August approaches. Hopefully both of us will get our rainbow babies soon! Good luck!!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: StarLiteEyes on June 20, 2017, 05:30:36 PM
FTT- first month trying I went off the pill 2 months ago! Wow the emotions crying, cramping, my boobs are sore and I want to strangle him at times! I'm just saying they should make meds for this!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on June 20, 2017, 07:09:47 PM
MrsD, ah your getting close. :) sometimes it only takes once. You never know. But I totally get it because I would feel the same way. I hope it's your month.

Kamya, hoping it's your month too. :)

Everything got sorted out today with the doctor, the specialist, and my insurance. I finally got an appointment and the fertility clinic. Woo! It's not till August though. Which sucks. I wish I would have just booked my appointment weeks ago when I first talked to them, but I didn't realize how far out they have to schedule appointments. Oh well, at least I have an appointment. :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Kamya on June 20, 2017, 09:33:17 PM
Wifelife, thank you! Everything is moveing in right direction for you. Good luck!
I'm having leg cramps so not sure what to think. AF might be on her way :(
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Chantelle90 on June 20, 2017, 10:29:16 PM
I'm on CD27 today and AF expected on Saturday.
These two weeks are so hard, playing the waiting game.
I have had only mild cramping the last couple days. I expect its because AF is due soon.
Good luck to rest of you girls :) fingers crossed.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on June 21, 2017, 01:23:48 AM
Oh Chantelle you can be cycle buddies with Kamya and I :)

Wifelife that is great news!! After all this waiting I'm sure the time will fly until your appt. wouldn't it be funny if fell pregnant between now and then!?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: SarahLou25 on June 21, 2017, 06:53:27 AM
When's it best to test?? It's telling me on Ovia that I should test in 3 days which is the 24th but my period is not due until the 27th.. Do you think the 24th is just setting me up for fail??
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on June 21, 2017, 07:37:22 AM
Yes, definitely! If you know AF isn't due until 27th, don't test until then (or the day after). Sometimes ovia says to test early (I think it is based on when you O not when AF is due) but always just wait for AF. As much as it sucks when she shows, it's much less disheartening than the bfn. Plus, imagine the disappointment of a bfn only to end up with a BFP later because you tested too early! Long story short, always best to wait.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on June 21, 2017, 12:29:43 PM
Hi ladies, so much going on here I'm having trouble keeping it all straight, but I wanted to wish luck and send baby dust to all of you that are getting close to AF/test time!
Wifelife, August does seem a long time to wait for your apt, but it'll be here before we know it and maybe you'll even get a bfp before then and not need the apt after all. :-)
Sarah, definitely don't test until you expect your AF. It's hard to wait, but better than setting yourself up for disappointment.
I went to my 32 week apt today. Everything still going great and moving right along. I'm taking my doggy to the vet later for an x-ray because she seems to be pregnant as well, so we are going to confirm and get a rough count of puppies.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Knzault on June 21, 2017, 04:36:40 PM
Wifelife, maybe you'll get your BFP before your appointment and you can cancel (:
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: SarahLou25 on June 21, 2017, 07:32:28 PM
Well I don't think it matters this month now! Woke up today with cramps.. I think AF is getting ready to appear! Did not sleep well last night. Now I know why :(
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on June 21, 2017, 07:47:27 PM
Oh sorry to hear that Sarah :(

I'm cd 29, 13 dpo and feeling so nauseous this morning!! I also feel a bit cramps though so don't know what to think..
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Chantelle90 on June 21, 2017, 07:50:32 PM
Good luck wifelife, hope it works out for you.
My cramps are getting stronger and now my stomach is feeling bloated. I also think AF is coming for me too :(

Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: SarahLou25 on June 21, 2017, 08:46:17 PM
What cycle day are you on Chantelle? I'm on cd23.. having a heap of twinges :( oh well there is always next month!!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Kamya on June 21, 2017, 08:58:36 PM
So sorry Sarah. You are not out until AF is tho.
MrD90, being nauseaous could be good sign! Good luck!
Chantelle, im on CD 26.I'm feeling the same way, bloated and heavy and leg cramps so AF might be on her way too. ☹️
Good luck to everyone!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on June 21, 2017, 10:26:45 PM
Cramping and bloating can be symptoms of early pregnancy as well as signs of AF. Don't count yourselves out till she shows!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Chantelle90 on June 22, 2017, 01:08:44 AM
Sarah I'm on CD27.. I'm hoping it's not AF.. but deep down I have this feeling it is.. :(

And yes peachy you are right, until AF appears we are still in...

To the girls who use ovulation test kits, do you use the strips or digital? I'm trying to decide what to buy to help me work out O day.
Digital is very expensive and I can find cheap strips online. But have read mixed review about both.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on June 22, 2017, 03:55:49 AM
I use digital and definitely think its worth the extra money. though I have never used strips, It's just so clear with the digital and there's no second guessing, trying to read lines etc. you just get the flashing smiley meaning 'high fertility' then the solid smiley which means 'peak' (12-24hrs before O).
I've heard lots of people say using Opk is stressful but I've honestly always found it the opposite with the digital because you know exactly where you are at. At knowing exactly when you O'd means you know when AF is due/to test and there's no guessing.
I know Dutchie uses the digital as well and and recommends them too :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on June 22, 2017, 04:04:01 AM
I also agree with Just Peachy that cramps and bloating are common in early pregnancy too so you never know.
Sarah you are still pretty early for AF symptoms at only cd23 or do you normally have short cycles?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: SarahLou25 on June 22, 2017, 04:58:12 AM
Well I've only had one cycle since I got my mirena out and that cycle was 27days.. so I'm only 4 days to AF so I thought it might be that..
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on June 22, 2017, 12:17:11 PM
Ahhh so many post I can't even remember who said what. I'm sorry.

Thank you to everyone who wished me luck. It would be nice to get a bfp before my doctor appointment, but it's nice to know I have one set up if not and can find out why.

Justpeachy, how exciting. I love puppies. i have a tea cup yorkie that knmy weighs 3 pounds so it's like having a puppy all the time. Lol.

I do the opk strips and don't have a problem with them because I only get a second line 2 days out of the month. The rest of the time there is only the one line. So I never have to guess if it's positive or not based on the darkness. I don't think that happens for most people though. I think their lines gradually get darker.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on June 22, 2017, 06:51:05 PM
I've been lucky with my opk as well wifelife, even though I use the more expensive ones, takes the guessing out of when I O. This month though I got strong O symptoms and clearly saw the egg white.   Not sure if it is the Macca powder I am taking this month but thinking it might be.  I am in my fertile window now, so fingers crossed and partner is very much so on board.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Capriceee97 on June 22, 2017, 07:29:29 PM
Sorry to dismiss everyone but WHY AM I NOT PREGNANT YET?! :( :( :(
It's been 11 months since beginning of TTC and nearly 5 months since my MC.
We've "stopped trying" and gone for just not using protection, I've minimised my use of apps/forums and tried to not track AF/O days in hopes to take the stress off but still nothing.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on June 22, 2017, 09:57:00 PM
Dutchie, yea it definitely helps with the stress. At least we know what days were getting positives and can bd accordingly. Aww yay! Cycle buddies again. I'm right behind you. I'm on cd 11. I should be ovulating next week. So just a bit behind you.

Caprice, try not to get discouraged. I know it's hard and it sucks. I'm on 12 months ttc and haven't been pregnant once yet. I know how horrible it makes you feel. We will all get our time. :) you'll get your bfp don't worry.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on June 22, 2017, 11:04:32 PM
Yeah wifelife, It's made the last couple of months easier having you as a cycle buddy and also ttc about the same time, hopefully we'll get our bfp at the same time.
Keep your chin up Caprice, it's not an easy journey and a few of us have been ttc just as long,  I'm in my 12 th cycle now and there's nothing wrong with me or my partner, it just hasn't happened yet.   We are now going to keep ttc till the end of the year and he has agreed if nothing happens in the next 2 months we'll see a fertility specialist but only as far as artificial insemination.   He went through years of ivf with a previous partner and he says the stress is too much
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: SarahLou25 on June 23, 2017, 02:42:54 AM
So girls I'm so confused! I couldn't hold out and I did a test this morning which gave me a really really faint positive line within about 3 minutes. But I've just gone to the toilet and I've got (TMI) brown stringy blood on the toilet paper.. so do you think that the pos was an Evap line and af has shown up early? :(
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on June 23, 2017, 04:58:26 AM
Hey Sarah, did you read the test within the recommended time frame? If so, any line, even faint means positive! :)
As for the blood, brown blood is 'old blood' meaning it's probably been around inside you for a while and is just now coming out. This could easily be from implantation.
I would suggest doing another test first thing in the morning with fmu as that's when your hormones will be the strongest and you should get a more definite positive.
I'm also going to test in the morning so let's hope it's good news for us both! I'm excited for you! X
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on June 23, 2017, 04:59:26 AM
Just re-read your message, was this mornings test with fmu? How many days are you again?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: SarahLou25 on June 23, 2017, 06:43:56 AM
So the bleed was only that one time I went to the toilet so now I'm thinking maybe it is implantation.. I'm on CD24 DPO11.. I have barely any symptoms except for being really cranky ha so I thought it was for sure AF! I don't know whether to be excited or not now haha x
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on June 23, 2017, 07:20:28 AM
Oh at only 11 dpo it could definitely be implantation! And also a reason for a very faint positive given it's so early. If you are pregnant then your hcg will double every 24-48hrs so just wait and test again and it should get darker. Fingers crossed for you :) x
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Kamya on June 23, 2017, 04:16:46 PM
AF just showed up. I'm out this month. Feeling so sad. ☹️good luck everyone!!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on June 23, 2017, 06:22:37 PM
Well ladies, I finally got my BFP!!!!

After 14 months on this long hard journey and a year ago yesterday since we lost our first little bean it feels like it's meant to be. Due date will be about 1 March!

Sorry to hear AF arrived Kamya :( Sarah is really hope it is good news for you and we can be pregnancy buddies!
Thank you ladies for all your support, especially those who have been 'by my side' from the start, you are the best xo
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Kamya on June 23, 2017, 06:57:58 PM
Congratulations MrsD90!! Very happy for you! Those symptoms were very promising!!
Sticky baby dust to you!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Knzault on June 23, 2017, 08:26:28 PM
Congrats MrsD (: so happy for you! It was about time there was a BFP in here!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Chantelle90 on June 23, 2017, 09:41:11 PM
Congrats MrsD!! Hopefully it's the same for you too Sarah.
AF is due today for me. So I guess I'll see how I go today and tomorrow. If she doesn't show up this weekend I will test on Monday.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on June 23, 2017, 09:43:49 PM
CONGRATS MRSD!!!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: SarahLou25 on June 23, 2017, 11:36:36 PM
CONGRATULATIONS!!! We will most certainly be pregnancy buddies because I got my BFP this morning as well! Good luck to all you girls still waiting!! Xxx
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on June 23, 2017, 11:47:59 PM
Yay Sarah that's so exciting, congratulations!! Was it heaps darker this morning?
And thank you ladies xx
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on June 23, 2017, 11:48:39 PM
Oh and good luck Chantelle, hope it's good news for you too :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: SarahLou25 on June 23, 2017, 11:59:17 PM
Yep! It was twice as dark. I will do one on the day of my due period but the last two days I've felt full on morning sickness.. before I thought it was nerves but now I know. I'm so happy that your BFP has finally come for you!! Xx
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on June 24, 2017, 12:04:02 AM
Yay!!! Congrats Mrs D and Sarah! So happy and excited for you both!!
So Sorry your AF showed Kamya. :-(
Good luck to you, Chantelle!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on June 24, 2017, 12:14:53 AM
Yay that's great Sarah! I did another one this afternoon and it was heaps darker than even the one this morning (even without fmu!) it's crazy how quickly the hormones increase.
It's very surreal. Have you told your partner?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: SarahLou25 on June 24, 2017, 02:08:28 AM
I'm telling him at dinner tonight :) I'm more excited to tell my 3 year old haha he's going to be very excited! Does your partner know??
I know right! So surreal! I'm just hoping my morning sickness isn't anywhere near as bad as my first! I ended up in hospital on a drip last time :(
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on June 24, 2017, 03:02:54 AM
Oh I didn't realise you had a little boy already, how cute! My husband was in the bedroom when I went to the bathroom to test. It came up so quickly I ran back into the bedroom and said 'we're having a baby!' He couldn't believe it.
That's no good about your morning sickness, hopefully it won't be as bad for you. I don't know what to expect but after this long trying I'll take any of it haha
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Capriceee97 on June 24, 2017, 08:48:20 AM
Thank you for the support ladies, I know it will happen, just a bad day I think...
Congratulations Sarah! :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Kamya on June 24, 2017, 12:31:13 PM
Thank justpeachy. I was sad yesterday but gives me hope seeing all these BFPs here. I know it happened once so will happen again when the time is right. Congrats Sarah!
You guys have happy healthy nine months!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on June 24, 2017, 05:12:08 PM
I have said that all along Kamya, it happened once so it's bound to happen again eventually. It's so hard being patient though I know. If it helps, this month the things I did differently were we actually only did it in O day because my Huang was away. Previously we would do it every day from when I got my 'high' on opk right up until day after peak. So maybe we were bding too much? I also laid down with my legs up for 10 mins after and I started taking vitamin D tablets again. I had taken them before I started on pregnancy multi vitamins and was still taking both when I fell first time. So who knows if that helped? Sending lots of baby dust your way x
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Jaszy Mommy on June 24, 2017, 05:57:12 PM
Hey I'm Jami and I have been TTC for about 3 mos and last month AF was 3 days late came on but stayed only for 3 days now this month I was 4 days late and had very very faint pink blood could I possibly pregnant?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Chantelle90 on June 24, 2017, 05:57:53 PM
AF showed up today.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Knzault on June 24, 2017, 10:08:36 PM
MrsD I'm curious to see if you have a boy. I've heard that if you want to have a boy you should have sex as close to ovulation as possible. Lol
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on June 24, 2017, 10:49:56 PM
Oh sorry to hear the Chantelle :(

And yes me too Kenzie, I said that to my hubby! If the theory is true then I will surely have a boy!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on June 25, 2017, 12:57:04 AM
I bought a clearblue digital today and it came up saying 'Pregnant, 2-3 weeks' :)
I obviously already knew but just seeing those words was so exciting.
Every now and then I get that thought of 'what if it doesn't stick' but i need to stay positive so just keep pushing it out of my mind. Hubby took me to buy a little outfit and pregnancy book today too to help me be excited and not worried which was really cute.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: SarahLou25 on June 25, 2017, 04:20:55 AM
Aw I'm so sorry Chantelle :(

My husband told me I'm not allowed to wasted anymore money on tests so I'm just waiting till the doctors on Wednesday!
I'm so scared of this nauseous feeling to get worse :( each day it seems to grow!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Knzault on June 25, 2017, 08:06:31 AM
MrsD, that feeling will stay with you unfortunately. It gets a little better after the 12 week mark. But there is always that thought in the back of your head. All you can really do is like you said try to stay positive. Eat as healthy as you can and relax as much as possible. (:
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Knzault on June 25, 2017, 08:10:03 AM
Sarah, I was lucky enough not to have any morning sickness or nausea at all. But I've heard it's bad for some. Wishing you the best of luck. Try to get lots of rest. Make sure you are still eating no matter how bad you feel, and drink plenty of water (:

This is exciting with all the BFPs!
Now Wifelifes turn!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on June 25, 2017, 05:37:49 PM
Congrats Mrs D and Sarah, that's awesome news and great to hear some bfp again.
Sorry to hear af arrived Chantelle and Kaymu.     Well I've just finished my fertile window and got heaps of bd.   
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on June 25, 2017, 07:01:21 PM
What happened to Nkap?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on June 25, 2017, 07:30:07 PM
Congrats MrsD and Sarah!!!!!!!! That's such great news. I knew one of us needed to get a bfp soon. We've all been trying for soooo Lin now. I'm so happy to hear you finally got yours. Here's to a happy and healthy 9 months! Woo!!

Sorry to hear af showed kaymu and Chantelle. I know it's frustrating at times. Try to reward yourself with something you like.

Kenzault, that's sweet of you. Thank you. Hopefully I'll get my turn soon.

Dutchie, I think we are going to be even closer cycle buddies this cycle then expected. I'm on cd 14 and got my positive opk today. :) this is the earliest I've ever got it. We bd'd today and the past two days. We're going to bd tomorrow too since that'll probably be when I O. It really has been nice having you as a cycle buddy. I don't go as crazy knowing I have someone else who is in the same place as I.

MrsS, Nkap is taking a break from the forum due to all the stress ttc has caused her.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Capriceee97 on June 25, 2017, 09:06:13 PM
Wifelife, I did the same as Nkap at the end of last year-beginning of this year and got my first BFP in Feb, I hope this break will really help her x
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on June 25, 2017, 10:39:58 PM
Oh ok and I agree I hope this break will help her as well
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Chantelle90 on June 26, 2017, 06:43:49 AM
Thanks girls! :( it really sucks when AF shows up. I got so upset...
Hopefully we get lucky with this cycle. I'm thinking of trying ovulation kits so I know exactly when I ovulate. I've also started taking my temps to help.
My fiancé works long hours and usually tired most nights. He struggled bd'ing everynight/second night. So I thought if I can narrow down the window it won't be so hard I him.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on June 26, 2017, 01:48:15 PM
Caprice, I hope it does too.

Chantelle, I'm sorry. I know it gets discouraging, but it'll happen. I use opks for that very reason. My dh works Nights and long hours so it's hard to bd every day and sometimes every other day.

Speaking of I got my positive opk yesterday and we bd'd. I took one again today and it's lighter then yesterday but still positive, so I think I'll ovulate today, but idk if we're going to be able to bd today or not. My DH worked 14 hours last night and I'm sure he is going to sleep till about the time he has to leave for work today. I don't want to wake him up to make him bd when I know he's exhausted and needs sleep before going back to work. I hope yesterday's and the two days prior will be enough.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on June 26, 2017, 03:55:35 PM
It only took me one day wifelife so don't be discouraged. My hubby was away and we didn't bd for 5 days. He was home the day I got my peak, we did it that day and bam pregnant! Haha.
Chantelle, I also like opks for the certainty of knowing when you ovulate. If you do start them you prob don't need to temp too. Too many things might dress you out x
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Kamya on June 26, 2017, 05:49:36 PM
Thanks everyone for kind words. I'm on CD4 and feeling better now. I'm thinking to take a break from this forum but then again I like the idea of sharing and being supportive of each other.
Thanks MrsD90 for sharing about what worked for you this cycle. I'll try to relax and not get so stress out once the ovulation approaches. I'm in Canada and it's Canada's 150th birthday this weekend and then Stampede starts which is like western rodeo and stuff so will try to enjoy all the fun stuff and hope I get distracted for the next couple weeks. When is you first appointment? It's very cute that your husband is trying to make you feel calm and excited about this pregnancy.
Wifelife and Dutchie, are you in TWW now?good luck to both of you!
Chantelle, I'm on CD4 today so we are cycle buddies. Hope this is our month!! :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on June 26, 2017, 06:11:51 PM
MrsD, that's very true. I remember you were thinking it wasn't going to be your month and bam! Look at that! All it takes is once. :) Soon as my husband woke up he said babe hurry we gotta have a quickie before I head back to work. So we were able to bd today too. Wasn't the most passionate one, but it'll do the the job. Lol. When is your first appointment?

Kamyu, yea I am officially in the tww. :) Dutchie is a few days ahead of me so she is in the tww as well. :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on June 26, 2017, 09:38:36 PM
Hahaha that's hilarious wifelife, good on him!
I had a Dr appointment yesterday and just got my blood results back. Hcg of 302 which she said is perfect for my dates so very exciting :)
Because of my history I have to go for an early scan which I booked in for Saturday week. I'll be just over 6 weeks by then.
After that I will prob see my OB at about 9 weeks my GP said.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Chantelle90 on June 27, 2017, 06:03:34 AM
Thank you Wifelife and MrsD! :)
I went out today and bought myself clearblue digital opk and will be spending the night reading how to use it.
Kamyu I'm on CD3! It's good to have a cycle buddy! Fingers crossed we get pregnant this round. How long have you been trying? Will this be your first child?
Good luck Wifelife and Dutchie in the tww hopefully it's your month too! :)
I thought I may introduce myself a bit to you girls... I'm 26 from Australia. Been with my hubby for 10years. Moving into our second home in two months.
So soon will be very busy(hoping this keeps my mind of always ttc).
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Chantelle90 on June 27, 2017, 06:06:49 AM
Oh and all the best with you dr appt MrsD. :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on June 27, 2017, 06:13:30 AM
Thanks Chantelle.
If you have any questions about the clearblue digital or anything let me know :) you should find them really easy and helpful though.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on June 27, 2017, 05:45:19 PM
Yes just ahead of you wifelife, I'm cd 17, fw just finished.    I use clear blue digital too Chantelle so any queries just ask.    It is important to start testing at the right cycle day.    How long is your cycle normally.   Mine is 28 and I start using them on cd 8.   Have to say I like the digital, takes the guessing out and love seeing the flashing face and especially the solid one.   Once I see the flashing face start bd.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Chantelle90 on June 27, 2017, 09:06:20 PM
Over the past couple months my cycle has been 29days. But past 6 months it's been between 27days and 32.
I was thinking on starting on cd9 as the past couple months I've been 29days. Is this what you would do Dutchie?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on June 28, 2017, 12:27:39 AM
Yes that'd be good.  Expect a few days with the solid circle
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on June 28, 2017, 02:42:30 PM
MrsD, that's great. Try not to stress too much. I'm glad you have some early appointments set up. I'm sure everyone will make you feel a little better. I'm very excited for you.

Chantelle, nice to meet you. A little about me. I just turned 30. Have no children. Been ttc for 12 cycles and have been married 2 1/2 years. :) I hope this is your cycle as well.

Dutchie, wow we are really close this cycle. I'm on cd17 now. I'm hoping this is both of our cycles. Would be nice to finish off all the originals getting bfps together. :)

Justpeachy, how is everything going with you?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on June 28, 2017, 03:52:25 PM
Oh I would love you both to get BFPs wifelife and Dutchie!! Fingers crossed x
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on June 28, 2017, 07:14:26 PM
It would be awesome wifelife,  I think we are the last of the originals, what about Nkap?    We have my partners mum and sister arrive 2 days before af.  Mum will stay for a week but his sister will be here for 2
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on June 28, 2017, 08:48:19 PM
MrsD, thank you my dear. How are you feeling?

Dutchie, yea we're the only ones left. And Nkap of course. Other then that, everyone from the original thread is pregnant. It makes me so happy. It took so long for anyone on this thread to get a bfp, but now they are happening often. :) how many dpo are you? Oh how fun the family will be in town. I'm sure that will help keep your mind off the tww. My weekends are packed for the next 3, but through the week is when I struggle. Lol
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on June 28, 2017, 10:15:03 PM
I'm 5 weeks today :) For the most part I feel no different. I've had a few symptoms on and off, sore boobs and a bit queasy but nothing full on. The only constant seems to be my need to pee!! Haha
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on June 29, 2017, 12:05:50 PM
Hi ladies, I'm glad to hear everyone seems to be doing well. Hopefully we will continue getting good news in here!
Dutchie and Wifelife, it would be so fun if you both got your bfps soon, and pretty much our whole original group could be preggo together for a bit before my and Mrs S' babies arrive.
Mrs D, it's good to hear that you're feeling pretty well so far in your pregnancy. Hopefully it continues to go smoothly for you and everything will look good at your apt coming up.
As for me, I'm doing alright. Time is just ticking by so fast. I've been putting off some of the baby prepping getting ready for puppies which my dog should have in the next few days, then I'll have to really get back after getting things ready for baby girl's arrival. I'll be 34 weeks on Saturday, so we are getting pretty close and still have lots to do!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on June 29, 2017, 01:16:50 PM
MrsD, that's great that your still feeling good so far. I hope it stays that way. I know morning sickness is a part of pregnancy, but hey if you can avoid it all together that'd be nice. Are you getting excited for your appointment?
Justpeachy, yay for puppies. What kind of dog is it? That's exciting. How's your LO doing with your pregnancy. Is he excited that a baby is coming? It's so close now. :) That would be pretty cool if we were all pregnant together even for just a small amount of time. Lol
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on June 29, 2017, 02:17:55 PM
They are Saint Bernards. x-ray showed at least 5 puppies, so we're excited! :-) I'm not sure if my LO really understands about the baby. I mean he will want to look at or kiss my belly, and we talk about baby sister but I don't know if he really gets that in a few weeks we actually will have a baby. Mostly my pregnancy hasn't effected him much. Getting hard to sit him on my lap now and it's harder for me to chase after him and of course we've been moving in baby clothes and things, but things are mostly the same. Not sure how he'll feel once she's actually here, and he has to share attention.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on June 29, 2017, 06:36:12 PM
I'm cd 19 now.  Yes it'll be great having the family here to take my mind off tww, I also have my birthday on Monday so a few things happening.     I am also taking a week off end of July so that'll be great.     Wow how awesome is that Justpeachy.   You will have your hands full thrn
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on June 30, 2017, 12:13:12 AM
Baby girl will be here in 6w and 5d I'm so excited but nervous lol. Time has flown by I can't wait until I can hold my baby girl in my arms. Wifelife dutchie I hope y'all get y'all's BFP'S soon! That will be really exciting
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Jayonebby on June 30, 2017, 09:32:10 AM
Idk ladies I been ttc for about a year next month. Not feeling it at all :( I feel like just giving up. Like I been positive this whole time,  I guess it's just getting to me because it's almost the 1 year mark:(
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on June 30, 2017, 06:34:36 PM
Justpeachy, that's exciting. I love puppies. You will have your hands full for sure. I'm sure your son will be ok once baby sister is here. It'll just be different for him in the beginning. I'm sure he is going to adore her.

Dutchie, happy early birthday. You have a busy July going on. I'm sure your going to have lots of fun these next few weeks. I'm one day behind you.

Jayonebby, try not to get discouraged. I know it's really hard sometimes, but try to stay positive. Majority of us have been ttc for a year or longer so your not alone. We all understand how hard and emotional this process is. We're all here for eachother. You'll get through this. It'll happen for all of us when the time is right. Chin up hun. :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Shameel on July 01, 2017, 09:50:16 PM
Helo..same here ..plz share wat u feel..iv been nauseous from last 3days ..but i dnt know why..i sstil got 9 days to my periods but i did test as i really wanted to know befor time n it came negative
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Knzault on July 02, 2017, 07:21:14 AM
You won't have any symptoms 9 days before AF is due. And if I were you, I'd save some money and not test until your period is late!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on July 03, 2017, 01:41:05 PM
Hi ladies. Happy birthday, Dutchie! Hope you all are doing well.
My dog had her puppies, and all but one were stillborn. I tried to revive them but no luck. :-( Hoping the one survivor will make it.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Chantelle90 on July 03, 2017, 06:57:24 PM
Happy Birthday Dutchie! :)
I'm so sorry about your pups peachy. :(
How is everyone else going in their cycles?

I'm approaching my FW, I started my ovulation tests yesterday. I'm on CD10 today.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on July 03, 2017, 07:24:12 PM
Justpeachy, oh no! I'm sooooo sorry to hear that. That is terrible news. I know how hard that can be. I'm glad that at least the one made it.

Chantelle, that's good. Keep using them the same time everyday until you get your positive. :) good luck.

I'm doing ok. Should be about 7dpo. Af is expected in 6 days.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on July 04, 2017, 06:09:57 AM
Happy birthday Dutchie!

So sorry to hear about your pups just Peachy, that must've been really hard :( I hope the one little guy pulls through happy and healthy.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Knzault on July 04, 2017, 02:21:01 PM
I hope that if nkap gets pregnant she come on here and let's us know! She was the easiest to talk to. I miss her!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on July 05, 2017, 02:10:02 AM
Kenzault, I'm sure she will. I still talk to her here and there. She is doing well.

I know I said it in my last post, but HAPPY BIRTHDAY Dutchie!! :)

Happy Independence Day to everyone in the states. It's midnight here, but I hope everyone had a great 4th. :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Chantelle90 on July 05, 2017, 04:27:15 PM
Hey girls, just after some help.
I've been testing every morning with clearblue digital and so far I've been getting low fertility when I tested this morning I got the solid smiley face(peak fertility). Is it normal to skip the high fertility?
Also I can't have sex till tonight? Should I be alright? Or would I have missed my window?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Chantelle90 on July 05, 2017, 05:11:36 PM
I also noticed a streak of brownish blood in my CM..
I'm worried I've missed my window :(
We haven't BDd at all the past 5days :(
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on July 05, 2017, 05:49:12 PM
Hey Chantelle, yes totally normal to go from low to peak. The peak shows when it detects LH hormone in your system indicating ovulation. When you get your peak it generally means ovulation will occur in the next 12-24 hours. The brownish streak could be from ovulation but brown blood is old blood so could just be left over too so I wouldn't worry about that.
Def BD tonight and don't worry about not having done it already. That is exactly what happened to me last month, hubby was away and we didn't bd for 5 days, only BD the day of my peak and bam, pregnant! :) fingers crossed for you.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on July 05, 2017, 06:41:37 PM
Quite normal Chantel, I believe the instructions say you should ovulate 24-36hrs.   So I would say bd for the next 3 days as the egg stays alive for 1 day after ovulation.  What cd are you?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Chantelle90 on July 05, 2017, 06:59:06 PM
Thank you ladies :) I really appreciate all the advice.
I'm on CD12.
On Ovia it said my FW started on CD11 so I was planning on BDing from today and also when I hit high fertility on the opk.

How is the pregnancy going with MrsD?

Where are you at Dutchie?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on July 05, 2017, 07:31:46 PM
Ovia is pretty accurate, did you enter your peak.   Getting your peak today sounds on par that you ovulate day 13/14 and you are on a 28 day cycle aren't you?
I'm cd 25, 2 days till af.
On another note ladies, I am looking for some cool name suggestions starting with either 'T' or 'M' - I got a Macquarie turtle for my birthday
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Chantelle90 on July 05, 2017, 08:18:57 PM
Yes once I entered that today was my peak my FW completely changed.
It's now saying it started on Sunday and tomorrow is my last day.
Past couple months have been a 29day cycle.
Good luck hope AF doesn't make an appearance for you. :)
I'll have a think of some names for your turtle. What a cute gift. Hope you had a great birthday.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on July 05, 2017, 10:11:11 PM
Thanks Chantelle, it is and another addition to our 'zoo'. We have 15 adult snakes, 22 babies, 3 turtles in a pond outside, 5 blue tongue lizard, 2 dogs a pair of breeding ecclectus parrots, a baby one we are hand raising and a 6ft fish tank with a 1/2 metre Garami with other fish,  11 baby chickens - my partner incubates them at the school for the preps and now my baby turtle :-)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on July 05, 2017, 10:11:57 PM
Oh and two stacks of rats/ mice with 70 containers which we breed.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Chantelle90 on July 06, 2017, 04:20:34 AM
Haha, wow that is a zoo... that's awesome how you have so many different animals. Must be so much fun. :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on July 06, 2017, 10:55:10 AM
Thanks for the condolences on my puppies, ladies. I'm afraid that we lost the last little one early yesterday morning. :-( I had a dr apt later in the morning and my weight and uterine measurements have barely changed from 2 weeks ago, so they called in the have an ultrasound done to measure baby. I have to wait two weeks to do that though, so feeling a bit anxious.
Wifelife, I'm glad to hear that you still hear from Nkap sometimes and that she is doing well. You and Dutchie are getting quite near to AF/test time again! Crossing my fingers for some more good news this month.
Dutchie, that's neat you got a little turtle for your birthday and have so many animals. I love animals and have a lot of them too. We have 4 dogs, 8 cats, 5 full size horses and a miniature, a calf, 3 potbelly pigs, 14 adult rabbits with 32 babies, a pair of turkeys, about 60 chickens, and probably 35 adult guinea fowl with close to 100 babies. It's a lot of fun and a lot of work too.
Chantelle, I never really used ovulation tests because my body gives me pretty clear signals for where I'm at in my cycle, but agree even if you just hit ovulation day it's worth giving it a try. With my first baby, my hubby was traveling for the 4 days beforehand, so we just bded on o day, and I got pregnant with my son. Only bded once during my fertile window with current baby as well but a couple days before o this time and having a girl..
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on July 06, 2017, 08:15:51 PM
It's great having the animals Justpeachy,   And they do keep you busy.    So sad about the last puppy.   Was it her first litter
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on July 06, 2017, 10:19:19 PM
It was her first litter. She had the pups pretty quick and without struggling and her milk came in really well. The one that was born live was even gaining weight. I'm not really sure what went wrong. My poor girl isn't eating great though and chewed and injured herself near a nipple, so she has been to the vet twice this week and is on antibiotics and supposed to go back again on Monday. Vet is concerned she could get pyometra or that she may have issues with mastitis because of the chewing. Hopefully she heals up alright and there won't be any further complications
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on July 07, 2017, 02:13:25 AM
Dutchie, wow that is definitely a zoo. I love animals though so I think it's amazing. That's so awesome you got a turtle for your bday. Have you thought of a name yet? Anything interesting happening in your cycle?

Justpeachy, I'm sorry to hear about your recent doctor appointment. I'm sure that makes you more anxious having to wait for your appointment. I don't really know anything about pregnancy related stuff since I've never been, but I'm sure little Sadie is doing great. :) I'm really sorry to hear about your last little puppy. That's so sad. I've dealt with puppies passing and being born still as well and it's never easy on me. Wow you have a full farm going on. I'm so jealous.

I thought I was bad. Lol. I have 4 dogs and my cousins additional 3 that are living here with us at the moment, and a turtle. I had a rabbit that passed a few years back. I'm trying to convince my husband to get us a pig. But he's worried it'll become huge. I don't care if it does. I just want one. My dream is to
live on a ranch/farm. Hopefully someday I'll get one. Land is just so expensive in California. Af is due for me on Sunday. Nothing interesting has happened yet. No symptoms at all. Hope everyone is well.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on July 07, 2017, 04:50:41 AM
Dutchie and Wifelife, just wanted to say good luck for the next couple of days. Would so love for you both to get your BFP! x
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on July 07, 2017, 06:31:05 AM
Af due on Sunday wifelife, what cd will you be then?    I think my cycle is a bit mixed up today Friday I am cd 26 normally I was on a 28 day cycle, which means af is due Sunday.    But my cycle last month was 31days.    But then this month I did opk and peaked today 2 weeks ago.    So ladies I am stumped as to when af should arrive, according to opk then today,  according to my normal 28 day cycle then Sunday, but according to my last cycle of 31 days then Tues ......   puzzled
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on July 07, 2017, 05:31:45 PM
Oh it's so confusing hey Dutchie! If it helps I waited and tested 2 days later than af was technically due (so tested cd 30) because I often would have a bit longer cycle. That was also exactly 2 weeks from the day of my peak. I would probably just wait until Sunday morning if I were you. Good luck!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on July 07, 2017, 07:37:44 PM
Thanks Mrs D,   Strange enough I don't even feel tempted to test.  But will wait.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on July 07, 2017, 09:11:00 PM
Scan was perfect! Dates are spot on, all in the right place and growing well, at a very tiny 3mm. We even got to see the heartbeat which was beating at 110bpm. Such an amazing feeling :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on July 07, 2017, 09:38:46 PM
Aw, MrsD, yay! Glad that your scan went well and everything looks as it should. :-)
Dutchie, I think 16 days past ovulation is the longest you should be able to go without a period, so if you wait and test at like 17 dpo, you should be good to go.
Wifelife, pigs are a fun pet. They're very smart and can learn all sorts of things and they love scratches and belly rubs like a dog. Lol. They can get pretty big, I guess but all the ones I've ever known are about the size of a medium dog but weigh a good bit more because of the difference in build.
Good luck to all of you lovely ladies. Crossing my fingers for some missed AFs in the next few days
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on July 08, 2017, 08:26:33 AM
That sounds exciting Mrs D,  seems so small. 

Well I'm out ladies.   Fingers crossed for you wifelife
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on July 08, 2017, 05:06:00 PM
Oh no Dutchie, sorry to hear that :(
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: SarahLou25 on July 08, 2017, 06:37:56 PM
Hey ladies! Thinking of you! Sorry to hear dutchie :(
Fingers and toes crossed for wifelife! X
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on July 08, 2017, 07:49:22 PM
MrsD, thank you. I hope so. Aww so glad to hear your scan went well. How exciting. :) That's so awesome.

Justpeachy, that's about the size that I would like to have. I like all animals. I would take all of them in if I could. Haha

Dutchie, I'm so sorry to hear af showed. :( I hope your feeling ok. Try not to let it get you down.

As for me ladies, I'm cd 27 today (Saturday) and af is expected tomorrow. I've notice that my cycle length is all over the place, but my lp is almost always 12 days. I'm almost positive af is going to show tomorrow. I'm spotting which always happens before af arrives and I'm bloated. We will see what happens tomorrow.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on July 08, 2017, 09:35:37 PM
Darn, sorry to hear you're out, Dutchie. And not sounding real promising for you either, Wifelife :-(
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Knzault on July 09, 2017, 11:03:58 AM
Good luck wifelife!
Fingers crossed for you. You're not out until AF comes!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on July 09, 2017, 07:17:13 PM
Well I'm out as well ladies. Af made her appearance first thing this morning. :( I'm out though. I'm really fatigued today so I'm just laying around being lazy and eating junk. Lol.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on July 09, 2017, 08:21:58 PM
I'm so sorry wifelife.    A lazy day sounds great.   Keep your chin up, our time will come
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Chantelle90 on July 10, 2017, 03:34:02 AM
Sorry to hear that AF showed up girls :(
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on July 10, 2017, 03:35:35 AM
Oh no wifelife :( a lazy day sounds like just what you need x
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on July 10, 2017, 12:34:51 PM
Thanks ladies. I really needed it. I felt so out of it yesterday. Just pure exhaustion.

Your right Dutchie. It'll happen when the time is right.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on July 10, 2017, 08:16:47 PM
Not sure if you're interested wifelife and of course any other ladies, but on fb there is a 14 days fertility challenge, just things to change to help fertility.   Her name is Gabrielle Rose and is called the 14 day fertility challenge.   You need to register and costs nothing.   I am finding the info interesting.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Annie89 on July 13, 2017, 02:41:24 PM
Hey guys
I am new to this board
My situation is a little different/complicated
My husband is in the military and currently overseas. I have irregular cycles and don't ovulate regularly. I've been monitoring my cycles with the OvaCue for the past 5 month.
My husband is on leave in September and will officially be back in the states next February. We have been married for 7 years and are finally ready to have a baby. With my condition it might take longer or eventually need help (fertility meds)
Just looking for some other women who are ttc or maybe have husbands in the military.

Xoxo
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on July 15, 2017, 12:08:23 AM
My husband is in the military. He's in the Marine Corps he won't be deployed until my daughter is 1 or 2 I'm currently pregnant just 4w and 4d til she is here. But welcome! Everyone here is VERY supportive.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Chantelle90 on July 15, 2017, 03:21:56 AM
Welcome Annie,
I'm also new to ttc im in my second cycle of ttc. The girls on here have been very helpful so far.
Good luck
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Chantelle90 on July 15, 2017, 03:25:16 AM
Kemya any update? 7 days till AF shows up for me. I think I'm out this month... seeing symptoms of AF
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: DisneyCG on July 15, 2017, 07:55:50 PM
Hello, I'm new too :) 3 cycle TTC for me x
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Chantelle90 on July 15, 2017, 08:22:17 PM
Welcome Disney. :) Good luck
What CD are you on?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: DisneyCG on July 15, 2017, 11:50:00 PM
I'm on day 8, how about you? :) x
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Chantelle90 on July 16, 2017, 07:03:12 AM
Cd22, AF due in 6 days
Good luck for this round.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: DisneyCG on July 16, 2017, 10:04:44 AM
Good Luck! :) fingers crossed x
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Kayroy on July 16, 2017, 10:12:57 AM
Hi Girls, I'm 31 and this is my first month ttc. DH and I have been using condoms for s long time so there's nothing on my system. I'm so exited, I used opk and got LH positive on 14th July.
My period is due on 25th this month, hope it won't come. Good luck girls xx
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: DisneyCG on July 16, 2017, 01:39:23 PM
Welcome Kayroy, fingers crossed for you!! :) not too long to wait! X
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Chantelle90 on July 16, 2017, 06:25:49 PM
Welcome Kayroy,
I got my opk positive on the 6th of July, and AF due this Sunday.
We will find out around the same time if this is our month. :)
Good luck!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on July 16, 2017, 08:37:22 PM
Hi, ladies and welcome to the new girls. Chantelle, don't get too down about symptoms a week ahead of time, you still never know how it'll turn out till AF shows or you test.
Mrs S, how are you feeling lately? We are getting so close! My pelvis has started aching like crazy the last few days. Forgot how miserable that part is! We set up the cradle the other day and have started washing all the baby stuff and working on packing bags though. Its really starting to feel real now. Lol. Hope you're hanging in there, not too uncomfortable, and getting close to prepared.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on July 18, 2017, 12:00:31 AM
Wow just peachy sounds so exciting.   How much longer have you got?    Can't believe how time has gone so fast,  funny when ttc seems to take forever.   
I've been keeping a bit low this cycle and trying not too focus on the ttc so much, been still doing my opk and hit my fertile window today. 
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on July 18, 2017, 11:27:44 AM
Dutchie, I'm 36 weeks 3 days right now. I'm going for my ultrasound tomorrow to check how the baby is growing since my measurements hadn't changed from 31 weeks at my last apt. I weighed myself yesterday and have actually lost a couple of lbs since then too, so I'm feeling a bit anxious. Hopefully she is growing well but if not we may end up meeting her a bit early. The prepping has been helping keep me distracted and makes me feel better since if she does come early we will need to be ready. It really is crazy how every month drags by when ttc and then time just ticks away so fast during pregnancy. Hopefully taking a bit of a step back from the process this month will help it to be an easier, quicker month for you and maybe even help to finally get your bfp.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on July 18, 2017, 09:12:42 PM
Im great! Baby girl has been hitting a nerve in my back to where I have to take pain medication it gets that bad. I turn 36w tomorrow already have her hospital bag packed and nursery has been set up for about a month now. We had to put our German Shepard Athena down a few days ago her stomach flipped and the surgery would have cost $3,000 so we really couldn't do much for her putting her down alone was $135. That day was the most depressing day of my life. She was such a sweet dog she was about 10 years old she was already sick when we got her. But at least she's not in pain anymore and she got spend as much time as she had with us a family who loved her
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on July 19, 2017, 09:10:02 PM
Hello and welcome to all the new ladies.

Justpeachy and MrsS, I can't believe how close you both are. It's sooooo crazy. I'm so excited for you guys.

Justpeachy, how did your appointment go?

Dutchie, I'm right behind ya girl.

I'm in my fertile week too I'm assuming. I started my opk yesterday on cd10 and I already had a faint second line. That usually only happens a few days before I ovulate so I'm thinking I'll get a positive either tomorrow or the next day. Either that or I already missed it. My ovulation seems to happen earlier with each cycle.

I'm also laying low this cycle. We had a lot of family bdays in July and some other family things that happened that have kept me pretty busy this cycle.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: DisneyCG on July 20, 2017, 01:39:34 AM
Wifelife we are roughly the same timings as this is my fertile week too :) first month of me working out which week ... just not 100% which day. I calculated Sat before I got this but this app thinks today haha xx
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on July 20, 2017, 08:23:45 AM
Mrs S, I'm glad to hear that you are doing pretty well with the pregnancy and don't have too many bad symptoms. Sorry to hear about your dog. It's always hard losing our four legged friends.
Wifelife, my scan went perfectly! Everything looks normal, and baby Sadie is estimated to weigh a healthy 6 lbs at the moment. My measurements at my apt afterwards were where they they should be as well. I think the nurse practitioner I had my last apt with just measured wrong. It's such a relief to finally know what's going on and that everything is alright! Good luck with your fertile period. Hopefully you haven't missed your peak already!
Disney, good luck in your cycle as well. This ap isn't very accurate for a lot of women as it's just set to an average 28 day cycle with ovulation on day 14, so I wouldn't rely on it too much
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on July 21, 2017, 05:40:39 AM
Hi ladies, I hope you are all doing ok?
Just Peachy that's great news that your scan went well and little Sadie is growing perfectly.
I had my first OB appointment today which went great. Got to see bubs who was perfect and even heard the heartbeat :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: ashxnicole on July 21, 2017, 08:06:54 PM
Hey ladies! I'm Ashlyn and this is mine and my hubby's 3rd month ttc. My period is 22 days late but I have to take it lightly because most the time they are regular but sometimes they are off / i miss one :(. Started spotting (implantation bleeding possibly?) earlier today and still am. Hoping to get lucky and best of wishes for you all x
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on July 22, 2017, 03:00:37 PM
Mrs D, that's so exciting you got to see your baby's heartbeat! I'm glad everything is going well for you and baby is growing and doing what it should. :-)
Ashlyn, I hope things work out for you. That must be so frustrating when your cycle plays tricks on you. Good luck!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Chantelle90 on July 22, 2017, 09:52:33 PM
I'm out, AF showed up yesterday
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on July 24, 2017, 08:32:07 PM
Hi ladies, I still haven't ovulated yet. I'm on cd16 and my second line has stayed the same. No darker, no lighter. It's so faint though so I know I haven't ovulated yet.
So glad to hear Justpeachy that your scan went well and that baby Sadie is growing perfectly. That's great news. MrsD, aww yay! So happy you got to hear and see babies heart beat. How exciting!!

I'm getting worried that I'm going to be on my period when I go to the specialist and they won't be able to do the vaginal scan. Really starting to stress. It took so long to get in, I don't want to have to reschedule it. Hopefully I ovulate soon. Hope everyone is doing well.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on July 24, 2017, 08:45:40 PM
Sorry to hear that AF showed for you, Chantelle.
Wifelife, that stinks that your cycle is being so odd this time, and you could have AF during your dr apt after you've waited so long for it. Maybe they can check things out even if you do end up being on your period at that time. Would be awful to go in and find out you have to wait for yet another apt :-/
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on July 25, 2017, 03:41:18 PM
Well baby girl has dropped a little and lost part of my mucus plug on the 20th after getting my cervix checked. Hopefully I don't go past my due date 3w and 1d left
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on July 25, 2017, 04:04:38 PM
Justpeachy, I really hope they can. I haven't called because I'm trying to wait and see if it ends up coming or going away before my appointment. I still haven't got a positive opk yet. I guess I ether ovulated before cd10 or I'm going to ovulate late like I have in the past. The only reason it's worrying me is because of this appointment. I don't want to have to reschedule after waiting months to get in. That's just my luck honestly. Lol
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on July 27, 2017, 07:28:31 PM
Aw, Mrs. S, good luck. My first baby was low and engaged, was losing bits of mucous plug and had started to dilate/efface when I went for my 36 week apt, and I thought he'd come early. Lol. He was a week late and only came then because I was induced. I've just decided this one will be late, so I won't be disappointed. Haha
Wifelife, I hear that about luck. That's the way mine always seems to run too. I hope everything turns out for you in the end though and you don't have to reschedule. Have you gotten a positive since your last post?
How are all of you other ladies doing?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on July 27, 2017, 07:45:32 PM
Justpeachy, don't you just hate that? Lol. If it wasn't for bad luck I wouldn't have any at all. Lol. I'm cd19 now and still no positive opk. i have a lot of cm though so that makes me think it's coming.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: DisneyCG on July 28, 2017, 01:03:02 AM
Hey, I'm in cd20 :) I've no idea if I've ovulated or not, I've not reached testing it stage yet haha. I had bad tummy cramps cd12, 13 & 14 so I think I'm passed. Who knows lol xx
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on July 28, 2017, 02:00:30 AM
I've just recently lost part of my mucous plug yesterday I'm 37w and 2d which is absolutely good timing haha! I can't wait til baby girl is here!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Capriceee97 on July 28, 2017, 09:46:47 AM
Hello again ladies!
I hope all the TTC ladies are doing well, wishing you all luck!
I hope all the pregnant ladies are doing well too!

Just a quick update on me, I've had a UTI for about a week, had a doctors visits about it got some medication, she also did a PT which was a day early but it was BFN:( I am currently 2 days late but I heard that UTI's can delay AF soo.. we'll see :)
Just Peachy, glad to hear your scan went well and baby Sadie is doing well!
Mrs D, glad to hear everything went perfectly! Hearing the heartbeat must have been amazing!
I see there are a few new ladies I have yet to speak to, hope you are all well? :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: AngelaFox on July 28, 2017, 01:40:35 PM
Hi everyone! I am new to TTC - only started during around the time when last ovulation was and already so confused about my body as AF is late 3 days now but HPT are negative  :o not sure what to do as never been through anything like this before!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Mrs.singletary161 on July 28, 2017, 11:22:29 PM
So I don't have an iPhone so I use the browser to get on here and I swear this new update is weird!!
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on July 29, 2017, 10:00:42 AM
Wifelife, definitely so frustrating! I hope you've had some luck with ovulation now since you said you'd thought it was close.
Disney, I always had cramping around ovulation too, made it easy to track.
Good luck, Caprice! Hopefully the test was just too early and being late will turn out to be a good sign. Sorry to hear you've had a uti. Those are terrible. Hope you're feeling better now.
Angela, welcome. I'd wait it out a few more days and see if your AF turns up before testing any more. Sometimes ttc can make your cycle do weird things.
Mrs S, I have an iPhone and am not liking the new update at all so far. Much harder to find what I'm looking for I feel
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Capriceee97 on July 29, 2017, 10:52:57 AM
Welcome Angela! Good luck with your TTC journey, I found this app helped learn everything I needed to know about TTC, also the ladies here and so helpful! As for your negative test, you may have ovulated after than you thought so your HCG levels could still be too low to detect :)
Mrs.S, I'm not a fan of the new update, I like that you can see what everyone's said when replying though! Much easier to reply accurately and to everyone!
Justpeachy, thank you! They are terrible but I get them quite a lot so I am used to them I guess x
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: AngelaFox on July 29, 2017, 10:58:03 AM
Thank you for your reply girls! Well the wait is over - for the first time in years my AF arrived 5 days late! On the plus side we are off on holiday to attend the wedding in few days which means I can enjoy myself with the drink! How is everyone else getting on? :-)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on July 30, 2017, 06:12:27 PM
Justpeachy, I did finally get a positive over the weekend. I got it on cd 21 and 22. Unfortunately because of some unexpected things that came up we were only able to BD cd22. So I'm pretty sure I'm out this month. So frustrating.
Disney, I too gets lots of cramping around ovulation. It's a shorter form of my af cramps.
Angela, welcome to the group. I second what Justpeachy said. I would wait it out a few days and then see what happens.
Caprice, it's like they say. Your not out until AF shows. Fingers crossed for you.

I'm not really sure about the update. It makes me feel like I'm on a internet browser rather then an app.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on July 30, 2017, 10:01:49 PM
Hi ladies,  so agree with you wifelife, thought I did something wrong when I checked today.   So it looks like you are on a longer cycle this month?   
I'm up to cd 24
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on July 31, 2017, 01:52:53 AM
Dutchie, yea unfortunately I'm on a longer one. It's really frustrsting. it took so long to get a positive & then it fell on the most difficult of days so we were only able to BD one time and I think it was too late. Not feeling hopeful at all.
I'm right behind you on cds, but I'll have a 34 day cycle. When is af expected?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on July 31, 2017, 06:17:52 AM
According to the ap and a 28 cd it's Sat. 
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: DisneyCG on July 31, 2017, 12:05:19 PM
Hey! So I'm on cd23 now, although I had cramps mid cycle (pretty obvious cramps) & assumed i was ovulating I saw no change in cm. I have more cm now on cd23. I tend to have a 28/29 day cycle - could it be I've not ovulated? I also have really sore throat & feeling kinda yucky but no idea if that's connected or if I'm just ill?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on July 31, 2017, 02:29:44 PM
Dutchie, your getting close. You just have to make it through the rest of this week. :) how are you feeling? At least I'll still only be about a week behind you.

Disney, you could be ovulating late. It happens, but if you have a pretty regular cycle I'm sure there is nothing to worry about and you ovulated on time. Sometimes feeling sick before af is a good sign. As for cm. Some people get a lot of watery cm before af. It all just depends on what's "normal" for you.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: DisneyCG on July 31, 2017, 03:11:12 PM
Guess I'll just have to BD until end of my cycle to be sure haha ... we have no probs with that. Only my 3rd month off of BC anyway, first month looking for signs so I'm not sure what's 'normal' yet
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on August 01, 2017, 08:45:36 PM
How are you doing, Caprice? Did AF ever show?
Angela, sorry to hear AF showed, but glad you'll be able to relax and enjoy yourself atthe wedding.
Wifelife, I'm glad you finally got your positive, but sorry it seems to have been at an inconvenient time. :-/ How is your expected AF lining up with the apt for the specialist now?
Fingers crossed for you, Dutchie!
Disney, it can take awhile for your cycle to get sorted after coming off bc, so if things are weird or hard to track that may have something to do with it. Never hurts to bd all the way through your cycle though. Good luck
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on August 01, 2017, 08:58:26 PM
It's a buggar your positive opk came so late wifelife.   I try not to symptom spot, thing is with my boys I never had any early symptoms.   I'm on cd 26 now and about an hour ago I almost vomited.  So who knows.   
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: DisneyCG on August 02, 2017, 01:33:34 AM
Mid May I came off bc & both June & July were right on schedule so I'm hopeful I'm going to be keeping my cycle but I don't know if it's left my system yet. I'm tender/swollen pretty much everywhere but that's usual for me. Normally I've stopped bd since I feel like a house haha but at the risk I ovulated late ... lol. Af should arrive fri or sat so hopefully ill know soon. If only my sore throat would go away!
Angela sorry to hear, but I hope you have a fab relaxing time at the wedding.
Good luck wifelife & dutchie :) x
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Missdyan on August 02, 2017, 07:55:35 AM
This update is really slow
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Missdyan on August 02, 2017, 07:57:57 AM
By the way .... is anyone charting basal temperature??? This is the first month trying after having no luck on getting pregnant last month. I can see the ovulation changes by tracking down my temperature, but as I said it's the first month I don't know if I got pregnant or not.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Missdyan on August 02, 2017, 08:02:13 AM
WHAT IS (#)cd???? anyone?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: DisneyCG on August 02, 2017, 11:17:46 AM
Hello missdyan, I'm not charting my temp as I'm not sure how it works but CD is cycle day :)
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on August 02, 2017, 11:33:30 AM
Justpeachy, yea it sucks, but hopefully the BD we got in was enough. If not there's next month. I'm scheduled to start AF the day after my appointment. So I should be spotting at the time of my appointment. Hopefully they can still do everything with me spotting. I'm just praying that AF doesn't show a day early. It's keeping me really stressed out. :( How are you feeling?

Dutchie, I think a lot of people don't have symptoms early in pregnancy. At least not ones they are able to blame pregnancy on for sure. I feel like I'll be that way. Lol. That sounds so promising that you felt neauseous. Hopefully it means something. Keeping my fingers crossed for you. Only a few more days. :)

Disney, I had a perfect 28 day cycle when I stopped birth control for like 6 months after. Then all of a sudden it went crazy and all over the place. So it's true, that it does take some time for it to get regulated after stopping.

Missdyan, I'm sorry I can't really offer any advice as I've never checked my temp so I'm not sure how it works.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Missdyan on August 02, 2017, 12:27:45 PM
I'll explain. During one month's cycle, our temperature changes due to estrogen and testosterone levels. Before ovulation our BT (basal body temperature) should be quite low, after the egg is release, there is an increase meant of about 0.2-0.5 depending on Fahrenheit or Celsius. That indicates we have ovulated (egg release). So every morning you wake up, go pee and check your temperature. This app has a chart you can track down on "notes". After we realease the egg, our BT stays high until we have our period. I started with 36.2c two days after my period days and stayed like that till day 12 on a 27 day cycle. On day 13-14 I had a peak of 36,5 next day 36.7 (that's when my app indicated ovulation day. Now I'm 11 days before my period and my BT had stayed between 36.7-36.9 (as today) if I'm pregnant by the end of my cycle, my BT will stay high if I'm not the day I will have my period it will go down to 36.2 or so. I check my temperature every morning with a digital thermometer and I check just right after I pee and put the Th l between my bulva. It's very accurate. I do not recomend checking it out anywhere else and needs to be checked right after you wake up. ( I wake up at the same time everyday) so that's it. I hope we have a positive this month, otherwise I'll be very sad :( anyone trying this?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Missdyan on August 02, 2017, 12:30:02 PM
I live in turkey and we don't have ovulation kits here, that's why checking my BT is a sort of DIY ovulation kit.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on August 03, 2017, 11:38:41 AM
How's it going, Dutchie? Think you should be due today or tomorrow for AF?
You're about there too, Disney! Good luck!
Wifelife, fingers crossed that everything works out for you. I'm sure they'll be able to check you out even with spotting of that's the way things work out. Hopefully your cycle will cooperate.
I'm doing pretty well. 38 weeks 5 days now. I had a dr apt yesterday and my midwife said my cervix is 3 cm dilated and about 50% effaced and baby is down and well engaged. I've been losing bits of mucous plug as well and having quite a few contractions on and off. I'm hoping Sadie will stay in through this weekend but come pretty soon after. We'll see though as it looked really promising I might go into labor with my first and he was induced late anyway. Lol
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Wifelife on August 03, 2017, 03:09:35 PM
Missdyan, yea if you don't have opks, temping is definitely the way to go.

Justpeachy, I hope so. Im keeping my fingers crossed. Yay! That's awesome that your so close to delivery. Thats so exciting. :) Hopefully she will be here soon. Are you nervous?
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: DisneyCG on August 03, 2017, 04:35:06 PM
Thank you justpeachy ! Good Luck Dutchie. Yup I'm on a waiting game now, due either tomorrow/sat. Just feel knackered & slightly bloated atm, all generally normal signs for me so will just have to wait & see.
Fingers crossed you've not got too long of wait justpeachy xx
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: Dutchie73 on August 03, 2017, 09:08:16 PM
You are at the same time as me Disney, today or tomorrow.   Baby dust
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: MrsD90 on August 04, 2017, 06:20:22 AM
Hi ladies,

Sorry I have been MIA, I can't work out this new update!! :-\

Good luck Dutchie and Disney for the next couple of days, I really hope this is your month.

Wifelife, I hope your appointment all works out and you can get some answers.

Just Peachy I can't believe how close you are! Are you getting nervous?

I'm 10 weeks already and still quite sick. My morning sickness seems to have hit peak in the last week or so, hoping it goes away really soon.
Title: Re: TTC buddy
Post by: JustPeachy on August 04, 2017, 10:17:30 AM
Hi ladies, my water broke this morning, so we are going to have a baby today! I can't believe it. Was an anxious, rushed morning for sure. Checked in the hospital now but not settled in a labor room yet. So crazy! I'm not feeling nervous, just excited at this point. I really wanted to have this one without induction. Not having contractions yet though, so still a possibility I'll have to have pi