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Hey everyone! So, I am new to this forum, and before joining, have been TTC lil baby number one for about four months now, on and off.
Here's a little background:
DH is in the Army, and proposed a little over a year ago, after 2 years of dating He left last August for Aviation training, and we tied the knot in a little ceremony last November. We officially decided to TTC this past February ( of course AF was going on at the time, lol) and began our baby making in March! However, he was gone for 3 weeks in April for training, so that month was basically moot, and then I was gone for 2 weeks in July. So, counting this month, we have been BDing for 4 months.
Even though it technically hasn't been that long, it feels like a lifetime! The first month I went out and purchased OPK's, and EPT's and was like a crazy woman, timing BD, charting and everything that goes along with it! But after two months of nothing, it all felt like a waste! So, we've just been BDing whenever the mood strikes us, of course w/o any sort of protection, to see where that takes us.
So, yeah, so far nothing. On top of all of this I have been having some medical issues that all seemed to start when DH and I began dating. About a month or so into our relationship, I had random pains during sex that would leave me unable to even move without wanting to scream! After going to the hospital, and being assured I was STD free (rolling eyes at this moment BTW), the pain stopped. It happened on and off, but never to that degree. However, April of '08 it happened AGAIN, and I had to go to the emergency room, only to find out I had a ruptured Ovarian cyst. Every now and then, during BD, the pain will come back. However, it hasn't been as bad as it was the time I had a ruptured cyst.
My problem now is that I have an aching sensaton in my lower abdomen off and on, and this has been going on since March. I also don't know if I'm ovulating because my periods are really irregular. So far, my cycles have ranged from 32 to 39 days.
Anyway, that's a bit about me and my TTC journey! Right now, I am expecting my period to hopefully show up this Friday! Of course, it would be wayyyyy grand to have it not come because I'm PG, but we'll see!!!
Last edited by Brannyt; August 11th, 2009 at 10:50 AM.
So, according to my chart, AF is supposed to arrive tomorrow.
However, it's been so irregular that I doubt it will. It was so crazy. For about 3 cycles, I would spot for a week before AF would show. Last cycle I didn't...AF just showed up one day. So I'm hoping that maybe this means it's regulating itself? Who knows.
Anyway, I'm doubtful about AF arriving tomorrow only because (and this may be TMI), every time DH and I BD right before my period shows, we see light brown creamy CM. Well, we BD'd last night and nothin.
I don't wanna even get my hopes up for a minute and think I may be PG though. Truth is, I'm not having any EPS.
Oh well. I guess we'll see tomorrow! I really hope that my cycles start becoming more consistent. I would hate to have to find out something else is wrong!
If you'd like you can share your FF chart and we can give some input. Usually, it's your luteal phase (after O) that stays the same. So, look at what it was last cycle and that is about within 1 day or so of what it will be. It's the follicular phase (before O) that flucuates. GL, KUP!
Well because my cycles have been so irregular, I'm not sure if I even ovulate at all. So right now I'm just using FF to keep track of when I get my period each month. That way, if we don't get pregnant within a certain time range, at least I'll have a record of each cycle for the doctor.
The first month we actively TTC, I went out and bought an OPK and got a positive result on CD 17 and CD 18. That cycle was only 32 days. However, we decided against doing it every month because of how expensive it was. That's the only sign I have had of possible ovulation. I don't use a BBT for temp, though I probably should.
After that first month, back in March, my cycles have ranged from 37-39 days .
I have long cycles too, and so temping on FF is great because it can confirm whether or not you are ovulating. Like, I had an 84 day cycle once (WOW! I know...) but I KNOW I ovulated becuase my temps rose and stayed up the last 12 days. Just an idea... GL!