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Ovaries are quieting down, but still angry. I think we've covered our bases this cycle as best as we can. All we can do now is sit and wait for January 16th/17th (when AF is likely to show)
I'm keeping everything crossed that she doesn't show again until Sometime in 2014. LOL.
I have not decided when I will start testing. Last month it was nice to have the 1 test a day from 1dpo forward (since there was some confusion with my O initially so what I thought was 5dpo ended up being 1 dpo), but it made the cycle so very long.
I know I don't have the will power to not test until the day the witch is due, so I won't even try that.
Thank you ladies. I'm going to start the progesterone cream tomorrow night, twice a day. If the witch doesn't show, we shall assume that I'm pregnant and will be making an OB appointment immediately for bloodwork and requesting progesterone levels tested. If they're low, we'll find a way to pay for it all somehow. LOL.
I don't plan on using an OB, but they have their bit of usefulness at least in the beginning when bloodwork is a necessity. The midwife clinics here don't have those options I don't believe. I really should make appointments for tours with them... I've only been putting it off since July... oi
Today I am 9dpo.. and I am not feeling well. Last night I really thought I was getting the Flu. I feel a bit better today, but still not 100%. I feel like someone has wrapped elastic bands around my body and are slowly squeezing from my cervix up to my ribs... At one point last night I was convinced my stomach had moved into my chest cavity. All signs of the flu.. but I have no fever, I still have an appetite... hopefully I don't get too much worse.
I've been testing for a few days now. I always test early. We've been seeing what I was pretty sure were some evaps.
This afternoon I took 3 tests, back to back from the same pee. #3 looks like this:
I don't have my hopes up, but they are not as far into the gutter as they were last night when I read that those who rely on some sort of ACA to be brought in to afford to have kids are unworthy of having them. That we are unstable etc. We rely on the government for nothing other than unemployment. It is not our fault that DH's company offers crappy benefits. Not everyone is blessed to work for companies that offer fantastic packages, your lives would be considerably less comfortable (remember, my husband restores power plants... you like your power right?) without people like my husband who end up having to make some sacrifices for decent wages. Insurance isn't affordable if you buy your own, and it's practically useless. $8000 out of pocket before anything is covered.. for just ME, isn't something we can afford at all. We'd be looking at 1/3 of our income going to just premiums and deductible, and with my Thyroid disorder I NEED a plan that covers lab work.. most don't.
I've been holding it since I took the last tests. That was 4 hours ago. I'm probably another hour-90 minutes before I will HAVE to go... I'm hoping that's nice and concentrated.
My cervix has dropped, it is wide open (I can fit the tip of my middle finger inside the outer opening) and it comes back with red blood. I'm done... I'm so over all this.
Woody asked, if the test came back normal, would it give us all the answers (the home SA test). I said no it would not. He asked if I was still going to stick him on supplements. I said yes. (rofl)
So his choice is to forgo the home test (Sperm Check test, tells you if count is over or below 20 million sperm), he will take the supplements (CoQ10 100mg, Vitamin E 325ish mg, and Omegas *still research to do on omegas, he takes some now*) until he can get a real SA done. He would rather not have me stressing out over a home test that really doesn't give us any real answers. He is willing to accept that he probably has some dumb swimmers from his condition, but he does feel that at this point, he can only be part of the problem because of my cycles.
I get to get my thyroid under control. Lose 10% of my body weight (I'm thinking more like 20-25%). Find a good Prenatal with all the essentials in it, take 600mg CoQ10, 750mg (total) vitamin C, 600mg Vitamin E, Extra B6, Find an Omega supplement and eat flax. Do the progesterone test BEFORE I start all the stuff listed above. I get to find an OB or RE, and get this **** started.
I would like to have an hsg done. I've had a surgical termination, and at least one female in my family has Endo. Unless regulating my thyroid fully fixes all the woes I've had with AF... I think going in and starting anything MA with out knowing what's happening in there would just be a full waste of money.
I feel better. I feel like I have a plan.. and the plan doesn't just involve me doing vitamins...
Am I missing anything? This is all before he gets home. After he gets home we'll either go with Dr suggestions (meds etc) or we'll go back to Vitex and Maca.
Cd 12. Opk's getting nicely darker. Using preseed, taking my meds. BDing as a married couple should.... I don't have any hopes for this cycle...I'm almost so laid back I don't care. lol
But we have a sick kid on our hands. We've not yet figured out what's wrong with him other than a stuffy nose, but he's barely left his dad's lap, feels warm (temp reading fine), barely eating, and wont let go of his sock monkey. I have a dozen things I could drug him with for a dozen illnesses... but nothing to help clear his nose. oi. He slept like crap last night too...
Of course this means that I'll end up with what ever he has, I do every time. I got sick during Ovulation last cycle too. *sigh*
Hope you are able to catch the egg even with the sickies I understand about being over this. We are at the point of going to the Dr, and it's not a fun place to be!
Thanks Jaidynsmum for the siggy! My fertility blog: Only Infertile
NTNP since March 2012, TTC since August 2012, HSG = one blocked tube, SA = normal, 1st RE 7/11 - took a zillion tests, 2nd RE appt = Tubal issue with PCOS tendencies, possible polyp, August 2013 - possible polyp, September 2013 - new job, insurance change! January 2014 - new insurance, March 2014 - new RE appointment, then surprise BFP!
DH is feeling bad today. That is NEVER a good sign. I feel the same I have all week... so nothing new yet from Reme. Of course, if Reme would let us SLEEP we might not feel like we were dying. He's never done it this bad before, If it happens next time he sleeps here, I'm going to set a punishment (of quiet reading in his room) for every time he comes in.
At this rate, if he lived here full time, if my fertile cycle landed on a night where he didn't have to go to school the next day we'd get no time to BD!
So tired. oh my word... so tired. I don't know what's wrong with me, but I just can't keep my eyes open. I've napped on my desk, napped on the couch, and almost fallen asleep standing up in the last two days. I'm sleeping fine, but it's like my body can't keep up.
I got my positive opk on the weekend, CD 13 to be exact. Love seeing that smiley face. But, I've been testing with cheapies to, and have yet to see a positive test. I don't know if the brand is bad, but I don't like not having them as a back up to confirm. I don't even feel like it's O time. I've had some twinges down there, had a bit of a sore cervix for a day or two.. but that's it.
I do my progesterone test Monday (cd 21). I need to pick up medical gloves tomorrow since I can't apply the progesterone cream with my bare hands after Friday (and have to skip Sunday's evening dose). I'm nervous about this test. It won't be back in time for a possible bfp... but it could give some insight if this isn't our cycle, or if we have another chemical. If we do, I'll redo the test once DH goes to work so my OB will have something go off later.
I am trying to remain positive... too many people around me are getting pregnant and it's making it super hard. I know it will happen eventually... I'd just like it to happen naturally, or as naturally as possible. I know if we have to start spending money on getting pregnant, my DH is going to be upset. Money is a big deal to him... and I'm still not sure he's ok with spending anything, even if he says he is. *sigh*
My God I'm so freaking tired. I had to nap again last night.. for THREE Hours. And then still slept 8 hours at bedtime. ugh.
My left ovary is hurting. This is new for me.. it usually the right ovary that hurts every.single.cycle... and while it's a little uncomfortable over there... the left one's taking the cake.
I didn't get my gloves picked up until today, so I'll put on a dose of the cream tonight, and again tomorrow. I'll fill out the paperwork for my test tomorrow, and take it Monday morning.
I've had a lot of external signs that indicate that this could be my cycle. Oct 22nd would be the edd for this cycle... and it turns out that's MY edd as well. I've had a few fortune cookies have wonderful fortunes, I've had an oracle card drawing indicate that I WILL get my wish regarding children SOON. All I can do is put my trust in FATE and hope that it works in my favor.
and I typed this 2 hrs ago, and forgot to hit send.
Yet another can't stay awake night... Laid down to watch Dexter.. next thing I know Dh is watching his 4th episode of Falling Skies... oops
Not much happening other than some major cramping. I'm 9dpo... thought I might have seen something on a cheapie earlier... but I don't know. I'm pretty sure at this point I want to be pregnant so dang bad that I'm probably imagining it.
DH got the call from his supervisor today... he (the sup) goes back to work on the 18th.. so DH shouldn't be too far behind that. I don't want to see him go... but we could really use some decent money coming in again. He also got word of a few other jobs coming up, that he'd want/get before the big one in Kentucky we were looking at. Which would be good... I was terrified of having to move to Ky.. since I couldn't use a midwife and birth center (same in Indiana I was told). Down fall.. being close enough to have my inlaws show up right after having the baby. lol.
So now we sit and wait. The pool in our building opens up next week again... so I'm going to somehow drag myself over a few days a week and get active again. See if I can get some of the weight off. And even if I do get my bfp, I'm not opposed to exercising while pregnant either.. it's not like I'm doing impact training, and swimming is supposed to be good for sore joints