Ani - Lots of O vibes being sent your way! I'm taking your advice from the other post and bd'ing every other day after AF and then every day closer to O. I told DH that was the plan this month and he was not disappointed. haha
My update - CD7, probably won't O until next week. But since my cycle was all wacky lately, I'm trying to be safe and bd as much as possible for the next 2 1/2 weeks.View Thread
I don't have any advice on how to track O because I haven't been very successful, but I wanted to give you another resource. I've been using the My Days app since the miscarriage to track my cycle and BD days on my phone. It also gives you a fertility window, so it could be yet another thing to help you narrow down your window.
I understand about nothing lining up. It looks like we will be visiting family over my most fertile days. I am not going to BD at my dad's house! ugh.View Thread
It turns out it was AF!! So yay for answers! The dr. said it can be totally normal to just completely skip a cycle, so there's no reason to think anything is wrong just yet. I got a little freaked out this morning because (TMI) there was a large half-dollar sized rubbery thing that came out. But that's normal too, since I'm basically making up for the missed period this month. Woohoo. I was on the couch with my heating pad for 6 hours yesterday.
So I'm on CD2 and hopefully after this hellish AF everything will go back to normal. I still have quite a few opk left so I'm planning on using those again this month.
I'm surprisingly not too bummed. I would rather have a 'normal' pregnancy than one that started so dramatically, if that makes sense. I'm alright waiting out another cycle for now. It's so nice to be able to stop worrying!View Thread
Vybe - Sorry about DF That's definitely a tough situation and it will take time to heal. You know you are always welcome to come back and post whenever you need support!
Perry - That's great news about the estrogen and the acupuncture! Good luck this month!
Ani - O vibes!
B - Sorry af showed Good luck next cycle.
My sort of update - I'm feeling pretty discouraged this morning. If this were a normal month and if I didn't skip my period last month, af would be due today. Well I got up last night and had some moderate-heavy-ish bleeding. It was pretty heavy again this morning but now it's more like heavy spotting, nothing showing unless I wipe. I'm not sure if it is af or if it's from BD last night or something else. Either way I'm still going to the dr tomorrow, but I'm not expecting much in the way of good news anymore. Oh well.View Thread
Just wanted to welcome you and say I'm very sorry for your loss. I haven't had to deal with an ectopic, so I'm not sure if recovery is any different. I would just say give yourself time and be patient with yourself...that is way easier said than done, I know! It will be difficult to wait the 2 cycles, but if your doctor thinks that is best then I'm sure you can do it.
I felt emotionally ready to start trying again right away, but then I changed my mind for a few months, and now I'm back again. So it's ok to just kind of go with it and be honest with yourself about what you want and what you need right then.
It's not always a fun journey, but we're all here to listen to both the good and bad. Don't hesitate to ask questions or just vent if that's what you need.View Thread
Pray, I just wanted to echo what everyone else has already said. You never have to worry about bringing us down. We all know there are ups and downs in this journey and we're all here to support each other through the good and bad. I know I have had some reservations about posting everything that is going on, but after this last week I realized that this really is the only place I can get everything out and not feel like a crazy person. Nobody else gets it. That being said, I also understand needing a break from talking about everything sometimes. I can't even imagine being here as long as some of you have, so I'm sure sometimes you just don't feel like talking or updating and that's totally fine! No apologies necessary.
Vybe - I'm so sorry to hear about DF Don't ever think you're a failure. It sounds like you both handled it like adults and you really did give it a fair shot. We never know how things are going to work out in life, whether it's with relationships or pregnancies or anything else. Hang in there ((hugs))View Thread
As much as I want to be pregnant, at this point I just want an answer. I love the doctor here but his staff is just...ugh. Like, when they called to tell me my test was negative, she was ready to hang up the phone. I was like ummmm ok, I still need an appointment then, since my Fri appointment was cancelled and you refuse to reschedule until I had the blood test. And I told you then that even if it comes back negative, I need a gyn appointment because I have skipped an entire cycle and am having horrible symptoms that are not normal at all. It was frustrating to have to fight just to get an appointment and have to repeat everything a million times.
It doesn't help that this has been an emotional week anyway. DH has been gone since the 4th for work, he finally comes home tomorrow. DS has been mr. attitude lately, my best friend just completely ignores me most of the time so I'm realizing that I should probably just stop telling her anything and expecting support. Even if she asks to be updated. I will shoot her a text because I know she's busy and I don't expect an immediate answer. I just get absolutely zero response. Just nothing. Ever. It's frustrating. And then with all the negative test drama I've been a wreck the last few nights, just here alone with nobody to talk to.
Needless to say I am so happy this week is OVER! I don't even care what happens at my appointment on Wednesday. I'm going in with zero expectations and I will be satisfied if my dr just listens to me and doesn't make me feel stupid, like everyone else has (except all of you ladies, of course!).
Well that got a little ramble-y, but like I said I've had nobody around who wants to let me vent lately! Thankfully we have the internet. lolView Thread
Just got the blood test results and they were negative. I am seriously freaking out here, ladies. I am having STRONG symptoms at this point, and have never ever EVER been more than 4 days late since I got my period 11 years ago. I have zero health issues. What the heck is going on? To top it off, the staff seemed extremely rude and condescending, like they don't think I need an appointment since the test came back negative! I had to repeat my symptoms, miscarriage history, health history, etc, to the lady, only for her to finally agree to transfer me to the person who does scheduling. Then this person is asking me questions and not even letting me answer, interrupting me 3 times!! So she doesn't even know WHY I am making an appointment or what all of my symptoms are. I was trying to explain everything and I think after 45 seconds she just got sick of it and interrupted me and just said "morning or afternoon". Ohhh I'm beyond angry at his staff.
I have an appointment on Wednesday now. ugh I'm so emotional. View Thread
Just got off the phone with my dr office, they had to reschedule all Friday appointments. She asked if I was still having issues and I said yes I'm still getting negative and no AF, so she went ahead and ordered a blood test for tomorrow. Hopefully at least that will show up positive. I'm super nervous now. So I don't have an appointment scheduled, but at least I can get the blood test done.View Thread