Forgot to mention... my due date from my second micarriage is the 24th of this month. So, I'm sure that's not helping my optimism (or lack thereof). I never imagined I'd get to this point without at least having another pregnancy under my belt.View Thread
Shana - hope all is well with you! Thanks for checking in
Vybe - crossing my fingers for you. I've never had o spotting or implantation bleeding,so hopefully it's a good sign for you.
As for me... I'm feeling less than hopeful for this cycle despite what I thought was well-timed BDing. I'm 5 days out from starting my period. Took an early response test this morning, BFN. The 4 times I've been pregnant, I've gotten a positive at this point. I suppose there is still a chance for this cycle, but I'm feeling pretty down in the dumps today. I've never had trouble conceiving, just with keeping the pregnancy. Now it seems I'm going to have trouble with both. To add insult to injury, I have pg symptoms... tender breasts, occassional nausea, pressure. Thing is, I had them last month, too. Obviously it's all in my head.
Getting pregnant really shouldn't be this hard.View Thread
Where my girls at??? lol This board board has been quiet lately. Happy first day of April, and more importantly HAPPY OPENING DAY! I'm so jealous of DH... He's going to the game today.
My update: CD #20, 5 DPO. Got a solid smiley on my OPK on Wednesday last week on CD 15, a couple days later than I thought I would. Got some (hopefully) well-timed BDing in based off the OPKs. So, time will tell.
Hope you all are doing well. Have a fantastic week!View Thread
Ani - fingers are crossed for you. Hope the 2ww goes buy quickly for you.
My update - CD #13. Got a high fertility indicator on my OPKs yesterday and this morning. Still waiting on the "peak fertility" indicator. I will test again this evening. We've gotten a lot of good BDing in, so I'm feeling optimistic and hopeful for this cycle. We shall see.View Thread
Oh Katie. I am so, so sorry. My heart aches for you. It is always just one thing after another. Or at least it seems that way.
I think my DH is very similar to yours. I think a lot of men are. My DH is a fixer by nature and has no idea how to help me cope when things just are fixable. He wants nothing more than to make it better but has no idea how to take away my pain, so he avoids it or says harsh things.
You have every right to be sad. There's no time limit on greiving. But, if you want my honest opinion, I think counseling is a great idea. Especially if your DH is willing to go with you. I don't think he thinks you're beyond fixing, but I do think he feels he doesn't know how to help you feel better. And it's not a matter of fixing. You're not broken, you're trying to heal and move forward. There's a big difference.
I think counseling would have a dual benefit.... you will hopefully learn some new coping techniques and DH may also learn how to be more supportive, to let go of his need to fix things for you and just BE there for you.
Hang in there. And please, let me know what you decide to do. Hugs and prayers for you.View Thread
Thanks for the advice ladies!! So far so good (though today was the first day I've tested), right now I'm feeling pretty positive and less anxious... Be sure to remind me that I said that in about a week, lol
Heather - I bought the Clear Blue Easy... supposed to give me a happy little smiley face at peak fertility and a smiley with lines around (or maybe that means it will flash, idk?) it at high. I believe it says ovulation will occur within 48 hours of the peak smiley. Says to continue testing until I get a peak result.
TTC should really be less complicated
Thanks again for the well-wishes. Really hoping this is my month.View Thread
Oops... Also meant to add I'm on CD #10, took my first OPK today, was negative, of course. Based off of my body clues, I think I typically ovulate around CD13-14. I have a very regular 27 day cycle. Crossing my fingers for a Christmas baby.View Thread
TGIF. That's for sure. Unfortunately I have to work most of the day tomorrow at a business expo. Boo. But, I'm debating between going shopping for this kids' Easter stuff this Sunday or taking the kiddos to see The Croods at the theatre, my son has been talking about it for weeks. It's supposed to snow as well, so we may just stay home and clean (oh, what fun!).
I hear you on the family drama. I have two sisters,too. One I would just like to smack around a little. She's recently divorced and acting like a 21 year old again (she's almost 34). Sometimes I just want to shake her lol!View Thread
Just got a call from my hospital's labor and delivery department wanting to set up a hospital tour before my due date in April. Wow. Poor girl didn't know what to say when I told her I miscarried in September.
Anyone here use OPKs? Anyone also know what SMEP is? I came across this "plan" on baby center and we're giving it a shot this month. In a nutshell, the plan is to BD every other day starting CD 8 (we started CD 6 ). On CD 10 start test with OPKs and when you get a +, BD for three days, rest on the 4th then BD once more.
Seems as good a plan as any, and since I've been facing some anxiety around timing and ovulation, I'm hoping having a plan might settle me down a bit.
So, here's my question... I bought a 10 pack of the Clear Blue Easy digital OPKs. Tomorrow is CD 10 and I will starte testing. Supposedly they should indiciate High Fertile days and Peak Fertile days. So, what would count as a positive to start the three day BD -a-thon? The first positive or the peak positive?
Maybe I should have bought the cheapie, non digitals. Or my plan is backfiring and now I'm going to create more anxiety??View Thread