In December, I got a 20 day supply of OPKs with a pregnancy test for under $15 at Wal-Mart. The brand is Answer (or Answers?) I thought that was decent, but I'm sure you can get more online for cheaper. I don't know if any dollar stores have OPKs? I never thought of it til now.
DH is still on the mend, he's doing good, thanks for asking! He's out of the leg immobilizer completely now, no more crutches, just a fancy knee brace. He starts PT on his knee this Friday & has his 2nd post op appointment the beginning of March. I'm wondering if that's the appointment to see if he's good to get off workman's comp or not?
Evalyne, I'm on pins & needles for you!!! I hope you get some answers soon, & an answer that will move you to the 1st tri board!! Good luck!!!View Thread
Sorry about AF TKO & BeautifullyBlessed! Evalyne, my fingers are still crossed for you!! BeautifullyBlessed, are you charting or taking OPKs? I would take OPKs this month just to see when you ovulate, to have a general idea for March. Along with your charting if you are doing so. And maybe use OPKs again in March to make sure. I used OPKs when I was charting because I wasn't 100% sure if I was reading my chart right, and thank God I did do OPKs too, because I wasn't reading my chart right! Haha!
I really do hope to join you ladies soon again! I know I said earlier the wait would be easier now since of the possibility of birthday crashes, but it's not. I haven't been having that "pull" since I got over all of that stuff happening all at once. Still wanting a baby, but that "pull" wasn't there because I knew it had to wait. We still have to wait, but that pull is back. Mainly because my best friend, who should have been my sister in life, was the only one that knew we were ttc baby #3, & since we told her, she's been having dreams off & on that I'm pregnant & it's a girl everytime. We have 2 boys & hope for a girl (but a healthy boy will be just fine). Then my mom(who didn't know we were ttc) told me last week that she had a dream I was pregnant & I had a girl, and even went into details on her features and everything. I have people asking me all of a sudden when we're going to have another baby, and it's just....not helping this waiting game at all. It's making it worse than before. It's all I think about. So I really hope jobs start rolling in soon. Baby is on the mind all the time!!View Thread
Good luck to you ladies!! I'm cheering for y'all to get your BFP this month!! I had a "scare" I mean...It wasn't a "scare" because I want to be pregnant, but with everything going on, we have put it on hold still. I got scared, because I'm back on my BCP & even on it, AF was 7 days late. Once I became aware that it was late, I was scared because if I somehow was pregnant, I was still taking my BCP. I don't know how BC affects a baby those crucial 1st couple weeks so I stopped taking it & took a test & BFN, so I was...relieved. Of course, that night I took the test AF came. I swear, EVERY time I POS that SAME night, AF visits. Haha! Waiting to start ttc again will be easier now, because if we were still ttc, the last cycle was the last time until April to avoid clash of birthdays. So, hopefully, come April, things will turn around. I have a job interview after a month of applying for jobs. It's part time for now, but I'll take anything. DH had his knee surgery, he's 6 days post-op & yesterday was day 1 off of crutches & he'll be getting PT on his knee soon. He's been having PT on his shoulder because his muscle or connective tissue is messed up. We're not sure if it's due to his work injury or not. I hope he heals super fast so his Dr can release him from wokman's comp & he can start looking for another job again. I actually hope the company that laid him off rehires him come spring, then he'll probably get hired on full time if they brought him back a 2nd time. Maybe?
Good luck ladies, my fingers are crossed & POUNDS of baby dust to you!!!View Thread
Exercise!! Not hard core, just basic muscle toning exercises. Especially ones that will help your core. You will be having back pain once pregnancy happens, and having a strong core/back, will help you with that. Once you are pregnant, walk. I walked alot during my second pregnancy, and my back pain wasn't as bad as it was with my 1st. If you are underweight, or on the lower side of average weight, it would help to gain a few pounds. Some women can't conceive because they are too little. Same with overweight or a little on the chubby but healthy side. If you are on that spectrum, losing a few pounds can help. Some women can concieve no matter what their weight is, but that's just what I've been told. Hope this helps! Good luck!!View Thread
My DH is only 27...well...almost 28 & every now & then he has problems. I do really think it's an age thing. DON'T EVER think it's you!! Men's peak for testosterone is at 18 and slowly tapers off from there, while women's hormones tend to go up from there. So our sexual appetite, if you will, is higher than males between the ages of 20-30. Since DH & I got married, I noticed we don't have sex as much. When we got married 6 1/2 years ago, we could have sex twice a day, every day a few days in a row. And normally we would have sex at least 4-5 times a week. Now, it's 1-2 times a week, and I can't remember the last time we had sex twice in one day. I tried to get him to do it not to long ago, but his body wasn't having it. His mind was all for it, but body was not cooperating. Every now and then, even if it's been awhile for having sex, he has troubles. It's frustrating for me, but REALLY frustrating for him, so I know it's not me...it's just his hormones. Sometimes you just gotta wait it out or try different things. It could also mean he's tired, stressed, over worked, or even underworked. Since my DH got laid off, cuz he's not really doing anything, his libido has gone down & he has troubles in that area. It doesn't happen a lot, though. Just once in a great while. It sucks it's happening during your fertile window!! View Thread
Thanks Zaysmama! I hope things get goin' pretty quick here! Evalyne, I hope everything works out for you & you get that BFP this cycle!!
We just found out yesterday that DH DOES have to have surgery to repair his meniscus. I know it's not a big deal surgery, but to be honest, I'm scared. I don't want anything happening to him & be that rare case that has an underlying condition & he dies on the table over something so routine. I'm crazy...I know! Haha! We're finally getting his workman's comp checks in after 2 weeks of living off of $500!! It was tight & hard, but we made $500 last 2 weeks! I've applied for 4 jobs so far, 3 within the past 3 days, so hopefully something will kick in to gear here! I won't have to worry about child care until DH gets to ok to start looking for a new job from workman's comp, and that will be at LEAST 2 months, if I get a job soon. Ugh....stress....it sucks!
CONGRATS Zaysmama!!! SOOO exciting!!! I had a feeling you were going to be one to get a BFP despite what you thought before! I hope you have a happy & healthy pregnancy!! I wonder how many left from this discussion post do we have to get a BFP now?View Thread
BeautifullyBlessed, if you don't mind me asking, why do you live in the states while he lives in Canada? Just curious. What is everyone's update? Evalyn, did AF actually show, or did you just have spotting? Zaysmama, have you tested yet or did AF show?
With an update with me(Sorry if it's long, I just need to get this out), I went back on my BCP 3 days ago. It took me a few days to be ok with the fact that there's no baby #3, & won't be until DH can find a job. He is getting workman's comp payments to help us out, but it's not as much as when he was working. Unemployment is even less than that. And he can't get unemployment while on workman's comp. We won't know if he'll need surgery on his knee for another 2 weeks, & he won't be able to look for a job until he's off of work restrictions, so it may be a few more months til he can find another job. I had to cancel my registration for Spring semester, so I won't be a student this semester. When I signed up for financial aid in the fall, it asked for just fall, just spring, or both semesters. I thought if i hit "just fall" i could reapply for more for spring....no. I had to hit "both semesters" to get aid for both semesters. I...was not thinking there. So now, I won't get enough financial aid to help with the cost of living. I feel kinda...lost...not being a student right now. It's ok though, because I'm done with my pre-reqs for my course, and I took all the extracurriculars I can, so we're saving a semester or tuition/book costs. Still...it'd be nice for my financial aid overage right now. So, I'm looking for a job since I won't be a full time student til fall semester. I'm kind of heart broken about it because I had a taste of stay at home mom life for the past 6 months, & I don't want to work til I get my degree, cuz I'll be working alot then. I just want to enjoy my boys as much as I can(& that's why we were going to try for #3...cuz I was staying home). Before moving here, I worked full time, and started my classes online, so I was always working or working on classes. They didn't get much mommy time. And my youngest, he's 4, & SUCH a momma's boy. He's attached to my hip, and I'm scared to push him into a daycare where he doesn't know anybody & there's more kids, so he probably won't get as much 1 on 1 time he's used to. Back at our hometown, when we'd have to work, we had family watch our boys. Ugh...I'm just starting to feel everything happening is my fault. I could've found a degree 100% online, we could've stayed at our hometown where my husband could've stayed at the job he had for 7 years with GREAT pay & GREAT benefits. I'm thankful for him in supporting my decisions, but...I do feel crummy about everything going on, like it's my fault. I'm thankful for my dad, too. He's helping us out financially until we can get back on our feet. My dad & DH tell me to stop worrying, that everything will be ok, & for me to just keep focusing on our future, cuz that's what brought us here in the first place. Me wanting to better our future by getting a degree. They're right. But I'm a woman/mom...I worry.
Sorry for my rambling, but I'm done now. I hope there's a BFP somewhere in this group! Good luck to you all!! View Thread