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February 18th, 2012, 04:29 PM
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The reason for calling this My Silver Lining is that Silver is a very beautiful metal, but it easily dulls and tarnishes. If I don't remember how beautiful silver can be when polished I will get caught up in the ugly brown tarnish covering the outer layer. This will make it very hard to put the work into achieving the beauty underneath. Anything of beauty and worth takes time, effort, and elbow grease. It's not always fun, but the end result is ALWAYS worth the effort put into it.

I will give a short back story. Dates are hard for me so don't expect much, just know that my original journey lasted right around 3yrs ending with the birth of my son on Dec. 22nd 2010. WARNING- there will be times when I may give TMI, or vent my anger and emotions.

So my story is this. DH and I have been married since 2004. I wanted to have kids right away, and he wanted to wait. We did decide to wait a few years. I guess it was July of 2006 that we decided for me to come off BC thinking that it would still be wise to wait a few months for it to work it's way out of my system. Our plan was that during that time we would be looking to buy a house since that was DH's condition for TTC. That we would have a home of our own before we started. We thought we would be able to start trying in Nov. The house hunting didn't go as planned but we did start TTC in Nov as planned. My cycles were very irregular during this time and I thought it was from the BC releasing from my system. Come Jan 2007 I didn't have a cycle at all for about 3 months. It went on like this for a few months so I saw the FNP at the clinic I was working at. She gave me Provera to jump start a cycle, which it did. Three more months and still no natural period. We continued this Provera every three months plan for about a year. In July 2008 she sent me to an OBGYN. They did some BW and ultrasounds. I was DX PCOS. However the ultrasound showed no cysts, and that my lining was the perfect density. Almost as if I was still having a period every month instead of every three months medically induced. Also my BW all came back in normal ranges, but on the outer fringes of normal. The OBGYN started me on Clomid 50mg. This went on for 7mo with increasing the Clomid by 50mg each month. I never ovulated in that time. The OBGYN sent me to a specialist. I only saw her once since insurance wouldn't pay for fertility, but would pay my normal OBGYN for PCOS. The specialist ordered a 3hr glucose tolerance test, and told me she thought that with my BW and weight it was most likely insulin resistant PCOS. After the 3hr GTT my OBGYN put me on 500mg Metformin twice a day along with Phentermine for weight loss, and told to take a break from TTC and focus on trying to loose weight. This was I guess around Jan 2009. I did try to loose the weight,but it was very slow, and since I didn't really think it would help since the Clomid failed I didn't try as hard as I could. In Sept 2009 my DH lost his job, and to get health insurance for him I changed jobs in Oct 2009. By this time I had finally lost about 25lbs and my cycles were starting to come back, but we had to stop TTC because I couldn't get PG before Jan 2010 if I wanted to have enough time saved up at work to get paid during my maternity leave. Well of course as things would happen I got PG in Dec 2009. I found out at 6wks. I waited that long to test because my cycles were still long and sometimes irregular. Sadly I MC the next week. It was an awful time, and took a full week for me to be no longer considered PG even though my numbers continued to fall every day. After going thru that I decided I didn't want to be PG again if I was going to have to chance going thru that again. Even though the Dr did say we could try again after my 1st natural period. I had another period in mid Feb. 2010 and was going to try to prevent pregnancy without BC. I guess DH had better ideas than me because I was PG again by early March 2010. This time things went perfectly and DS was born on Dec 22, 2010.

So as long as that was it was the short version. The one with only details and none of the emotions that I went thru. Amazingly as it seems I can remember the emotions, but I can't feel how they made me feel at that time. Once I got to hold my son everything else seemed insignificant and totally worth all I went thru.

Now we are TTC #2. Again with the same problems as before, but this time I know what to expect and how to handle things. Once we decided to TTC I saw my OBGYN for Metformin, and Phentramine. We've been TTC for 5mo, but really started with the weight loss in Oct. 2011. It's now Feb. 2012 and I've lost almost 30lb. and am having cycles anywhere from 29- 32 days. It may take time. And I may need this journal to vent my emotions, but I know where my silver lining is and that it is defiantly worth the time, effort, and elbow grease. In this case the end does justify the means. And I will fight for my next blessing.
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February 19th, 2012, 08:18 PM
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So yesterday was my back story. I guess today I should move on to my current story.

My beautiful baby boy was born on Dec 22,2010. DH and I knew from the beginning that we wanted our children close in age so they could grow up friends. Our idea was for them to be about 18mo from each other. I nursed DS for 3mo till I dried up, then we basically were NTNP. In June of 2011 we decided to focus more on TTC again, but AF was still not showing herself yet due to the BF I had done earlier. Finally she showed on July 19th and that cycle was only 15 days. After that she reappeared on Aug. 3rd. This time my cycle was 36 days. And she showed again on Sept 8th. During this time we were just timing BD based on CM. After Sept 8th. AF decided not to show again at all. Since I had been thru PCOS before I already knew what was going on. I had been told by the OBGYN that DX me that I shouldn't have to go thru all this after having a baby. That my hormones should regulate themselves during pregnancy. Anyway like I said I knew what was going on so I scheduled an appt with one of the OBGYN's at the clinic I work for now, who is also the one I saw when I found out about my MC and when I got PG with DS. By the time I saw him I had my plan in mind. I went in fasting even though I had an afternoon appt so that I could go ahead and get my BW that day. When I saw the Dr I went over the whole of my back story since I had not seen him before my MC and he didn't have all my PCOS history. He agreed that it looked like I was having a recurrence of the PCOS. He wanted to put me straight on Clomid if BW didn't show any other problems. I knew that this is what he would jump straight to, but like I said I had my own plan. I nicely told him that I had failed on Clomid the last time even though I took it for 7mo. I told him that I knew it was not usually the first step to go for Metformin and weightloss since I was wanting to TTC right away, but that was the only thing that worked the last time and if he would give me just 2mo doing things my way I would do whatever he said if it didn't work. He then admitted that Clomid is usually the first step, but that in his opinion it was only that way because most women are not willing to put the extra time and effort into trying to loose weight before TTC. He was hesitant to prescribe the Phentramine but agreed for only a 2mo time period after which I would have to see him and if I had not progressed we would have to try something different. Of course I agreed. After all I was getting my way, and getting to do things on my own terms for a few months. He did say that I would have to prevent pregnancy for the next 2mo until I saw him again because of the meds. He also started me on Provera since my current cycle was going on so long. I waited for a week to start taking my new regime since I was waiting on my BW to make sure I was on the right path. By the time I got the blood results, took the week of Provera and AF flew in again it was Nov 24th. Which means that I had just finished a 77 day cycle. 14 days later AF flew in again. I then had a 40 day cycle, and met with AF on Jan 17,2012. I saw my OBGYN the next week and was able to report that yes the Metformin and weight loss had indeed jump started my cycle and I was having spontaneous, natural periods again. They were still not regular, but the time line was matching up to how things started back up the last time I was on these meds, and that ended in getting DS. My Dr was also so pleased with my weight loss (26lbs) that he offered to re-prescribe the weight loss meds, which I of course accepted. We do have a deal that I will only take them during AF and until I confirm O so that I won't worry about anything happening to a potential pregnancy due to the meds. Mind you the Dr said that I could continue to take them until I got a +HPT, but I was taking the same meds when I MC last time and even though I believe him when he says there was no connection I still am too afraid to try it. I just ended the cycle I was on when I went back to the Dr, and started CD1 yesterday. I am back on the weight loss meds for a few weeks. I have about 16lbs to go before I reach my 1st goal. I am also temping this time for the 1st full cycle. I will be using OPK's even though I don't trust them since I always get almost a whole week of +'s. When AF leaves I will also be trying to check CP. I'm sure I will do other things also with my diet and exercise. So I guess all in all I have my plan, my Dr is behind me 100%, and letting me handle this on my own as much as I want to. So FX I get my BFP and can prove that I know my body and what works for me. The Dr did say that he thinks my chances are very good that I will be PG within 6mo. And I don't need to see him again until July for my physical unless I get pregnant before that. In which case I will go in for my physical at that time and he will also do a pregnancy evaluation, and get me started on my OB visits.
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February 20th, 2012, 05:32 AM
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Hi there! Just read your story. Just wanted to say, I'm so glad your body is getting back to "normal" and congrats on the weight loss! Psch. I can't even bring myself to lose 5 pounds . In addition, I hope these next few cycles are more regulated and you get your sticky bean. My fingers will be Xd for you!

P.s. I'm Hannah and I'm on my 3rd cycle of TTC #1.
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February 20th, 2012, 07:46 PM
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Today was a long day at work. 2 of my Dr's were out and the others didn't have any pt's scheduled after 1pm. Plus the Chemo room only had 15 pt's on their schedule for the whole day. Needless to say the day dragged. Which gave me plenty of time to think and feel strange things. The worst being the insane nausea all day long. I'm on CD3 so I know it's not PG symptoms, but some of the people I work with have had the stomach virus lately. But I haven't been around them since Fri morning so I don't think that is it. DS is sick right now, but it's an ear infection, and a minor cold, so I don't think that's it either. Although DS is running a low grade fever. I also started my weightloss meds back again on Sat and haven't been eating as much which means I'm taking my Metformin with less food on my stomach which could be it. But I didn't have this the last times I was taking this combo. Oh well, I guess I'll just have to wait it out and see if things get better when I get used to the med combo again. The other bad side effect today was major jitters. Now that I know is from the stimulants in the weightloss meds. I'm not sure how it will work with me taking the combo from AF until O and then going with just the Met after O until AF shows again if I have to readjust like this every time I restart the combo. I also started drinking a different green tea today that has blackberry and pomegranate so that may not have agreed with me too. Usually I only drink green tea with mint. On the TMI side. The tea did help clear my bowels. I think I could have lost at least 3lbs just from that today.
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February 22nd, 2012, 07:18 PM
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WooHoo down to 163lbs.

Ok now that's out of my system. This has been a stressful week. Baby Garry has been sick, which is not normal at all. He turned 14mo today and has only been sick once before, and really I think this is the same sick as last time and he just never got fully better. I took him the the Pediatrician on the 27th of Jan because he had no balance and kept falling when he walked. Turned out he had a double ear infection. Got him some meds and he seemed to get better. No more symptoms at all. Then last Thurs. he started falling again so we went to the convenient care clinic that is part of the practice I work for, and sure enough ear infection. This time the left ear was fine with just a little fluid, but the right ear was infected. The Dr thinks that some of the bacteria was resistant to the antibiotics so even though he seemed to get better what really happened was that a small bit of infection got left and had time to rebuild. So now we got a stronger antibiotic. Then on Sun. he started acting like he was feeling run down. We spent all weekend at home and then he stayed home with Garry since he is off work on Mon. and Tues. By the time I got home from work on Mon night Baby's temp was up to 102. I gave him some Tylenol and it came down to 100. He got another dose Tues am before I went to work because temp was still 100. I got home and temp had gone up to 101 so of course another dose. I got up this am and his temp was only 99 so I skipped the Tylenol. When I got home it was down some more to 98.6 so again no meds. But I still don't want to expose him to my nephew just in case he's still contagious so I'm taking off work tomorrow. If the temp goes up or his cough gets worse we'll go back to the Pediatrician tomorrow too.

On the TTC front. Nothing much going on. I've never had a truly "NORMAL" cycle so I'm still trying to get used to this one and wondering if this is normal. I was heavy the first day, med the second day, and have been light for the past 3 days. In the past I've stayed heavy for at least 3 days with lots of clotting the whole time. Now it just seems easy. No clots, and almost no cramps. And that's about it.
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February 23rd, 2012, 06:42 PM
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162.4lbs

So for today all I had was extremely light spotting. Had a slight headache, but I think it was due to no caffeine and too much sleep. I didn't go to work today so that I could stay home with DS. I really kinda think I should have gone to work anyway so that I didn't have to take some of my CTO time because DS wasn't sick at all today. He went to bed last night at 99 degrees which I know is not really a fever, but I still didn't want to take him to my mom's and expose him to my 7mo nephew just in case. I know I wouldn't want my sister to do that to me so I was going to be considerate to her as well. Anyway when DS woke up at 8am, yes he slept in thank goodness, he didn't have any fever at all and was up and ready to run. He's still kinda out of breath and coughing with a little runny nose, but at least his snot is clear. He's eating again. He took his naps well and seems almost back to normal. So tomorrow we're going back to our normal pattern. DS will go to my mom's and I will go to work. Sadly tomorrow is not going to be one of my short Fridays. One of my Dr's is seeing pt's until 3:30 so I have to stay till they all check in. Normally I get off by 1:30 on Fridays.

On the TTC front. I should be totally off my period tomorrow. I'm still waiting for my first shipment of IC OPK's and HPT's but they should be in by tomorrow or the next day. Last month I either O'd on CD17 or 22. FF and I have a difference of opinion about this. So I think I'll wait to start testing until CD10. My cycles are still so wacky that I don't really know how things will go this month.
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February 24th, 2012, 06:03 PM
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Today is my first day after bleeding stopped for this cycle. Without that going on and my OPK shipment not here yet I kinda feel up in the air with nothing to do. Really hope my shipment arrives tomorrow so I can get started on the next phase of this cycle.
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February 26th, 2012, 09:07 PM
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I got my OPK & HPT shipment from Amazon yesterday. DH just laughed at me when I came in and told him I got my baby making package in the mail. I had told myself that I wasn't going to start testing till CD10 at the earliest since I know the earliest that I could have O'd last month was on CD17, but I was too excited about everything arriving so I stared testing yesterday on CD8. Of course they were - but I still felt better, like I was doing something. Also since DH has been working out as well as dieting with me BD has gotten more frequent and even more fun. So maybe since I will have a full cycle temping, and all the other checking I'm going to be doing, along with more and better BD we'll have our ducks in a row for a BFP this month.
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February 28th, 2012, 04:19 PM
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I'm so frustrated to day I could cry. I'm on CD11 right now. I've had no +OPK which I didn't expect yet anyway. I don't think I O'd last month till CD17 or 22. My CM has been virtually nonexistent. Really only noticeable maybe once a day when I go to the bathroom. But my temp dropped on Sat which was CD8 and then jumped on Sun. Now FF is giving me CH for Sat. Which wouldn't bother me too much if it wasn't for the fact that my OPK are also lighter than they were Fri & Sat. Today the second line was not even visible. And to top it off the tiny bit of CM I did see today was EWCM. So now I don't know what's going on. I thought I finally had my body figured out and under control.
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February 29th, 2012, 09:05 PM
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161.8lbs--I really hope I keep dropping. I will be so excited to be in the 150's again.

Well after my slight freak out over the possible CH on FF I am very pleased to say that once I put my temp and stats in for today they went away. I knew it was too early for me to O, but seeing the lines just knocked my mood way down for a short time. Now that they are gone I know I have more time to get in the BD that I need. My OPK for today were slightly darker, but still not + so that gives me hope since yesterday I couldn't see a line on them either. Since I started temping at the beginning of my cycle this month I'm hoping that I can really see my pattern, and hit all the right marks. I also started back on my prenatal vitamins and started a super B complex, to go along with the Metformin, and Phentermine.
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March 1st, 2012, 08:21 AM
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Hah. We weigh almost the exact same! Congrats on all the weight loss. Hopefully all these vitamins are making super eggs for you . I'm anxiously awaiting CH too. Thought I'd get them the first time I thought I O'd but now that I know I'm O'ing later I'm impatient. haha. FX we get our BFPs for Turkey babes!
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March 1st, 2012, 07:59 PM
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Hannah I really hope we both do get our Turkey babies. If so that will give me a Turkey baby and a Christmas baby. My holidays will be super full and exciting.

So I still can't figure out my temps, but I'm not going to worry about it yet. I have been getting some EWCM and today it was almost up to my normal abundant amount. I've also been fighting fatigue for the past two days, and having headaches. Today I started cramping and strangely feel kinda like I'm having a visit from AF. But when I get to the bathroom there is nothing there but the EWCM. So I'm kinda wondering if this may be ovulation pain. I still haven't gotten a + OPK, but I'm not putting too much stock into those this cycle. Last month I got several +'s but from being on here I found out I shouldn't be taking them first thing in the morning so I don't know if I ever really got a positive last month at all. I guess only time will tell.
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March 3rd, 2012, 08:56 PM
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I realized something tonight at about 7pm. I'm falling into old patterns and causing potential harm to my body, and to top it off I'm not sure if I even care. It could cause even more problems with me TTC, but part of me is still saying "Don't worry you have everything under control. You know what your doing, and you're only going to be doing it for a little while longer anyway so what could it hurt?".

Anyway to explain. When I was in high school I battled anorexia. I wasn't as bad off as a few of my friends were (it seems to me that anorexia travels in groups of girls), but I did have a problem. I would go for weeks eating nothing but saltines, and drinking water. At 5'6 I had gotten down to 118lbs and was wearing a size 3-4. I'm not one of those girls who has a small bone structure so this was way too small for me, and could easily be seen in my collar bones, wrists, hip bones, cheeks, and eyes. Even though people around me could see that I was too skinny I was very good at deception, and would always make sure to eat when I was with others, so no one was really worried about me. When I finally got to the point where I couldn't take it anymore I actually went to my mom and confessed what was going on, and asked for her help. See I knew the whole time what I was doing, but it didn't matter until I wanted it to change. My mom was really great. She would sit with me while I ate or take me out where she new there was something that I couldn't pass up, and slowly it got to where I seemed to be back in control of myself. The thing that I didn't realize was that I was slowly giving up one addiction for another. I was letting go of the addiction restricting what I ate, and ended up on the opposite end of the field with an addiction to food. Or at least you could put it like that. When I thought about it rationally it was really that I was so afraid of going back to the old me that I would overeat to make sure that didn't happen.

Now after getting up to 216lbs and having PCOS. I found out that I couldn't get pregnant at the weight I was because of hormonal imbalances. So I lost some weight. About 25lbs at the time. I had been TTC for almost 3yrs and this was finally what worked for me. It was great. After DS was born I BF for 3mo and lost all the baby weight, and then a few more lbs. I made it down to 194lbs. When DH and I decided to have another baby and found out that the PCOS was still making my hormones wacky and I wasn't ovulating I knew what I had to do. I went to the Dr and got back on Phentermine for weight loss. I'm down to 161lbs, and still loosing even though it is coming off much slower now. My mom and I went shopping today and I found myself running out of energy very quickly. On the way back to her house I started shaking, got very nauseous, and started to feel like I was going to pass out. It was at that time that I realized, all I had to eat today was a handful of grapes, and 2 pieces of popcorn chicken, and the only reason I ate that was because I was feeding the baby so I popped a few things in my mouth. To keep myself from getting sick I drove thru Burger King and got 2 chicken sandwiches, because they were buy one get one free. I ate half of one and fed the other half to DS. It kinda scared me that I let myself get to feeling that way while I was driving around town with my mom and son in the car, so I told my mom what I think is happening. I think I'm starting to fall back into the restricting again. I find myself eating less and less every day even though I'm still hungry. I supplement coffee for food because the caffeine stops the shaking and makes me feel full. I freak out if I don't loose at least a pound a day. And I'm really having trouble with the fact that for the past few weeks I keep loosing and gaining the same pound every other day, even though I have actually lost like a pound or 2. I see the problems I am causing, and I know I can't get PG if my body is too weak and undernourished to sustain a pregnancy, but I only want to do this until I loose like 11 more pounds. Once I get to 150lbs I think I'll be satisfied.

Sorry this was such a long rant. If you made it thru to the end I'm impressed. But I had to get this out. Telling my mom made it seem real again, and writing it down is making me own up to it. I don't know what I'm going to do. I am determined to loose the extra weight. I guess I'll just have to keep a closer eye on myself, and even if I do restrict for awhile, I will have to make myself eat a few healthy things like fruits and veggies every day. I won't let my head go under water, but I may struggle to stay afloat. But I am going to eat the other sandwich now just to prove to myself that eating an actual meal isn't going to make me fat overnight. Now when I weigh tomorrow I may regret this and totally change my mind, but I'm going to take it one day at a time.
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March 4th, 2012, 06:22 PM
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Feeling much better today after getting everything off my chest yesterday. I made healthier choices. Well sort of. At least I ate 2 meals today, kind of. I had Mexican after church with a friend of mine. I ate maybe 5 bites of the burrito, 5 bites of the rice, and most of the beans. Baby Garry ate most of the rest. All we had left on the plate was half the burrito. I'm so glad that he can still share a plate with me so I don't have to buy him his own meal. For dinner I had a small chicken breast that DH had cooked overnight in our small crockpot. Tried giving the baby some of that too, but he spit it out. Guess he didn't like the seasoning that DH used. Also I was bad, I had a coke with lunch and M&M's just a few mins. ago. I didn't take any of my meds today so now I'm wondering if maybe they are playing into my restrictions.

On the TTC front. Nothing much happening. Waiting to O. OPKs are not getting any darker really, and we haven't been BD lately. We will have to better about that this week or I might as well give up this month before I even O.
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I typed yesterday's entry about 8:30pm and then decided to throw in a load of laundry and go to bed. Just for fun I decided to take one last OPK since all the others I had taken had been so light and not getting darker. I didn't think anything would come up since I was using diluted urine, but lo and behold it was actually +. I could have cried. I even sent DH a text and showed him the pic. I told him if he wanted a shot at this month he would have to wake me up for BD when he got home from work and that we should BD every day until the test go back negative. Needless to say at 1:30am I got woken up for some play time. Now DH is on his computer in the other room playing his games, and I'm wondering how I'm going to get him in the mood again this evening since we are typically a once a week couple. Not to mention that I'll have to go thru this again tomorrow night. After that I may take a break because I don't know how many 1:30-2:00am BD sessions I can handle and still stay awake at work the next day. FX that I can catch it before DH goes back to work Wed night.
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March 6th, 2012, 07:40 PM
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After last night's blaring + OPk my temp dropped a small bit. I didn't take an OPK this am like I have been because I was running late for work, but the one I took after work was very negative. So I think I may have O'd during the day today. I've been cramping, and my CM is virtually gone. I don't know if I can beg another BD session out of DH tonight. Two nights in a row is way more than normal for us so to push for three may be way out of the question. So FX my temp skyrockets in the am, and two times is enough for us.
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March 7th, 2012, 06:59 AM
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Guess what.....You O'd you O'd! Yay Now you can join the TWW with the rest of us. I'm on 4 DPO waiting for any signs of IB. FX you caught that eggy!
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March 7th, 2012, 08:22 PM
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Well I got my temp spike today, so I guess I did O yesterday like I was hoping. Now I'm on to the TWW. Trying to keep my hopes up. I know that we BD in the right time, but I was really wanting to get in one more session before time ran out. However DH could not be persuaded. We work different shifts so counting that we don't see each other Wed, Thurs, or Fri unless I stay up till 1am it's hard to get any BD done those days. On top of that we are typically a once a week couple when we are not TTC. So the fact that I got two days in a row was more than I would usually hope for, and I'm not too surprised that the third day didn't happen. Anyway I'm almost falling asleep while typing this so it may not make sense, but at least I got it out of my head.
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March 8th, 2012, 08:29 PM
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On a good note, my temp stayed up today. If it is still up tomorrow and I get my CH then I'm going to stop my weight loss meds. My OB said I could continue to take them until I get a +HPT, but I'm not comfortable with that. I was taking the same meds when I had my MC and even if that didn't play a role in it I still don't want to take that chance. So for now I'll take it from AF until O is confirmed and then stop until my temp takes a dive or my baby is born which ever happens first.

Other than that today totally sucked. I should have had a good day at work. I mean compared to the rest of the week today was pretty tame. I had plenty of energy this morning and was feeling great, but things changed early on. For some reason I was extremely irritable, and I had a horrible headache. So many of my sweet wonderful patients were just getting on my last nerve. I just wanted to scream at them and call them all kinds of stupid names. Everything they said or asked me just rubbed me the wrong way. My head hurt all day, and is even still hurting now. My BB's are kinda tender which is normal for this part of my cycle. I really think this was just an off day and I'm really hoping tomorrow is better.
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March 10th, 2012, 07:49 PM
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Well I guess being in the TTW makes me not really very interested in keeping a journal. During the time before O I had my charts to obsess over. Every temp, test, and secretion needed a complete look into. Now all I can do is sit back and wait. I may only be 4DPO, but I'm taking this TWW better than any before. That may change as time goes by, but for now I'm just trying not to think about it. I am still checking my temp every morning since this is my first cycle charting. I have also stopped my weight loss meds even though my OB said I could continue them until I get a + HPT, but that just didn't seem like the best idea to me. So now I feel like I want to eat every thing in sight, but I find myself still trying to restrict food intake. Which has left me for the past two days with a headache, and a feeling of dehydration also. I know this could prove even worse for me than if I were taking my meds still, so I am really doing my best to keep an eye on it. I have also started taking a fish oil supplement. When I was pregnant with DS my OB wanted me to take it, but I just couldn't make myself. It really isn't bad. I also am doing the pineapple core thing. I don't know if it even helps, or if there is any scientific backing to it but I love pineapple so I figured it couldn't hurt. DH thinks it is a bunch of hokum. I guess we'll see.
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