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They camera totally didn't capture the actual color of the test. It's totally darker, with more than 50% of that front line darker than the control. My ovary is starting to twinge pretty good now, I figure by the time I get to test tomorrow, it'll be a neg test.
LOL oh yes BDing isn't an issue in this house, if I ask, I shall recieve. If I dont, he shall whine that he wants it. LOL.
CD 11 very late PM test
CD 12 AM test (only 2hrs held, had to shower.. which meant, had to pee!) Last night's dry test is on the top... it's darker than the wet test. LOL.
So looks like I should O sometime tonight.. and how ironic that tomorrow is our anniversary? We will be picking up a few bottles of wine and enjoying a very lovely weekend, with dinner at TGIFriday's tomorrow, and hopefully some good thick NY strips tonight!
For anyone who is lurking/reading and hasn't given fertilitea a try... the difference for me in O is 5 days early, darker opk's and the first cycle I tried it I did get pregnant (just miscarried). So imo, it's worth a shot if you aren't ready for MA yet.
Darkest opk's from my August Cycle:
Darkest from first july cycle (both tests are from same urine, taken 3 min apart)
Darkest from this cycle:
I took fertilitea for the first july and this cycle... it's a big difference to me!
Today is our first anniversary. Can I say that crap this year has completely flown by. Exactly 1 year ago RIGHT NOW, Dh was shoving me out the door, making sure I had my flowers, the rings, my flat iron and my purse in hopes we'd make it to City Park in New Orleans on time. Begging me to move my butt before he threw it over his shoulder and deposited me into the van very unceremoniously.
Unfortunately, it appears that our little impromptu wedding has made it very unmemorable for other people. While I don't expect my strictly online friends to say anything, so far no one has remembered that it is our anniversary. Not my mother, not my grandmother, not even my witnesses! I guess that's one hazard of eloping, no one really puts the date into their brain.
Today also marks the 1 year mark for being off Birth Control. I took my last pill on September 23rd at about 1am... and promptly threw it up. Grumbled and threw the last two or three days of the cycle into the trash saying "*** it". Two NOLA hurricanes (basically sugar mixed with rum lol) and a huge slice of wedding cake was probably not the best combination on a pretty empty stomach, and I ended up with a sugar overload and spent most of the night heaving. Yup, that's how I spent my wedding night. LOL.
I find it very fitting that I received my positive OPK mid day on Thursday, which means I should have already O'd, or O very shortly. It just seems right that it will happen on, or so close to, our anniversary.
It hasn't been an easy year, we've moved several times, Dh's had a few job contracts, We've dealt with immigration (I'm Canadian, I met DH online, waited out his Divorce, and then moved to the US temporarily where we instead ended up getting married almost a year in advance of our original plans), spent thousands of dollars, gotten our first apartment, adjusted from him going from a Family of 3 with his ex, to a Family of 2.5 (as we call it, since we only have Reme half the time if we're lucky). But, despite some predictions from outside sources, we made it the year. And we aren't ready to kill each other yet!
DH leaves next weekend for Illinois/Indiana for work. We don't know how long he'll be gone. 4-10 weeks us the usual for jobs at that specific power plant. I start my job October 9th... so unfortunately the chance of me getting down there to see him are extremely slim, and he wont have any time off to come back home and see me either. We've never been apart a single day since I came down in April of 2011 and only been apart a total of 50 days since we first me. While he's gone we will both turn another year older. I really hope this is our cycle, while DH put the limit of no kids past age 40 for him.. I'd honestly really like to have one before I turn 30... I'm running out of time for that one. If this is our cycle, it's a June baby. July and August will be out because he'll be gone for those 0's... leaving us just two cycles to get in before my 30th.. and the second of those would give me a probable due date of my own birthday! gah! I already share that with someone, I don't need more people on my day.
Well that's my long winded post for today... hopefully my next big one involves a tonne of bfps!
If it helps, we didn't get much in the way of 'Happy Anniversary' wishes a couple of weeks ago either. We had a bunch of people like the Facebook status I put up, and I know our families are supportive, but I think a lot of people have kind of forgotten that the formal ceremony took place long after we were already married.
I hope that this cycle is it for you guys. Maybe some extra anniversary luck will bring you a BFP!
Congratulations again on your new job. That's really exciting and hopefully will help the time without your DH go by more quickly.
*Cautiously and excitedly expecting number two - shhh, if we're friends on Facebook. *
Yes yes it does. I didn't take it Post O last time (the cycle of my miscarriage) so I'm going to continue taking it daily until either I get a BFP or AF shows.
IF AF shows, I'm going to drink the god awful tea (I really don't like it at all) until we get some true income flowing, then I'm going to switch to vitex instead and just take that. I am going to take it while Dh is away, since it helps regulate underlying hormone issues regardless of ttc or not. That way, by the time he gets home, I should be in better shape than I am now.
I've also considered purchasing Fertile CM, I just can't, at this point, justify the cost of it. Maybe if we haven't conceived by the time DH goes back to work again in the New Year I'll give it a shot.
Something else I'm doing different this cycle, is I started my thyroid meds again. I only have 24 days worth, so if we get a bfp I need to get my butt to a doctor asap to get bloodwork and meds. We will figure out a way to pay it.
I'm naughty. I only have 5 cheapies left... so not enough to last me a cycle. So I ordered two 25 packs from two different companies on Amazon. Let's see if the evaps are as bad with these. Oh.. and don't tell my husband. I told him we couldn't afford Avengers right now and then I ordered hpts.. I doubt he'll be pleased.
I also have 1 FRER, and one CB digi... I'll be holding onto those until I know I'll be getting lines, since they'll be how DH finds out
I'm trying to hold onto some hope for this cycle.... I need to, or I'll go crazy.
I'm standing my the opks. I suspect it was just left overs. I don't react like most to semen, I get massive amounts of thick slippery cm that's very stretchy every.single.time.we.dtd. Doesn't matter what part in my cycle. It's not fertile, it's my body going "holy hell man the battleships and attack!!!" The result is the discharge. It's been happening since I was 16, and it only takes coming into contact with precum to get it. Same quantity of goo. I had some the cycle of my chemical, so it's obviously not freaking fertile cm!
Off my horse now, I'm just cranky. And cold, and those two things do not make for a happy person!!
Last week we got DH's van repaired. There was something wrong with the radiator, so we spent $400 to have it repaired. He leaves for work Monday. Under normal circumstances, the van would have sat, undriven until Monday.
I'm a bit of a priss. My car is messy yes, but it is relatively clean. Dh's van, is not clean. He's been driving it for several years. With his skin condition, and his job, the van is a freaking nightmare. I told him what ever vehicle we purchased would be mine, because he wasn't going to get it full of power plant dirt and chemicals. He pouted (who wants to give up the new car for the crappy one?) but said it was probably the best idea.
Well we had to pick something up from Reme's so DH could get ready to go back to work with out needing his full tool box. It had been sitting out side for months, so I whined and said I didn't want it in my car. I got an eye roll, but we jumped in the van and went over. Well, it smells like cat pee, so I'm glad we did. We roll down the windows to get some fresh air, and are met by smoke. Wtfudgesticks? So we pull into the parking lot, and the front of the van is oozing smoke. DH goes to open the hood.. and it doesn't open. Ok... we're leery at this point. He pushes the van back so we can see what's leaking out all over the ground... antifreeze. The brand new freaking radiator that is a week old is busted and leaking. But the real kicker, the hood will not pop. So the repair place busted it, and didn't say anything.
This vehicle needs to be road worthy by Monday morning. DH needs to leave for work. If it's not, he has to take MY car. My clean, pretty shiny car.
Insert selfish whine.
I do not want him to take my car. By the time it comes back it will not be fit for me to drive anymore. It will be full of metal dust, fly ash, dirt, skin, and the oils he uses for his skin. This makes a mess that is not something I want to put a child into. My car will be unfit for us for the reason we bought it. Children. So we'll have TWO vehicles that are unfit, and we don't have the money for another. Not to mention, I need a vehicle for work too, and while I'm sure the van will be ready before I start, it will not be clean and we don't have the money to have it detailed before then. Which means I'll have to go to my job covered in who knows what! I've always driven then come in and changed because the driver seat is so dirty, and I can't find seat covers to fit it.
These idiots better fix the van this week or I'm going to be livid. It's also not my idea of fun to drive all the freaking way down to Southern Illinois to trade off vehicles next week (which is DH's back up idea). He's not booked into the kind of Motel I'll willingly sleep at.