Wanted to say congrats to all the girls that got their BFP's this month. Its really amazing to see how many of them there are. Now the question is who is left on the TTC boards? Little survey anyone?
Name: Cycle #: Cycle day: Symptoms: AF Due date:
Name:Chelsea Cycle #: 7 Cycle day: CD 18 of 28 day cycle in 2ww officially Symptoms:I have itchy skin, and sore breasts, yesterday I got a UTI.Not sure if it counts but that is how my last pregnancy started. AF Due date:AF due 1-23.View Thread
Does anyone know how to deal with stress from life? Not just TTC. I am anxiously waiting for my BFP. Im only 4 days away from knowing too. But I just got a whole load of crap dumped on my plate this week. One of my 3 jobs has turned my whole schedule upside down because of one stupid manager. Its affecting my other job which is my main income. DH wants me to report the problem to the district manager and quit. Quitting means I lose 7 months work history which my family needs to get the home loan we need to build our house. I have 2 other jobs and just interviewed for another but still. I hate to quit. It makes me feel like I am letting my DH and DS and possible future LO down. Venting on here helps cause I know there are women on here that understand. Does anyone have any advice on keeping this from getting to me?View Thread
In November AF was 9 days late and I had all the symptoms. Turned out I had a cyst and it ruptured. I tested on 2 days late and 8 days late and all were negative. I thought for sure I was PG. In 09 with DS I didn't get a positive HPT until I was 6 weeks 4 days. If you are really concerned, you can always go to Planned Parenthood and get a quantitative HCG test. It will tell you how far a long you are by the amount in the urine. Just don't tell them you have had negative HPT. They are pretty adamant that HPT's are 100% accurate. IF it makes you feel better, HCG is typically filtered through the urine. Sometimes, some women, like in my family, it doesn't show in the urine. My mom and 1 of my sisters have never gotten a positive HPT and have had normal healthy pregnancies. We usually have to get the blood tests from the DR's. I had 1 PG end is M/C when I was 19 that wasn't detected until a blood test was done and the embryo detached. Im not saying any of this to scare you or put bad thoughts on the brain. Just saying different pregnancies start out and end different. Your Dr would be the best place for accurate information on your health.View Thread
I just really need to get some things cleared out of my mind at the moment because I feel if I dont, I am going to explode. I have bipolar disorder and this my be affecting some of my thought process but I just need to feel like I am not the only one thinking these things.
1- Some days I would rather strangle my mom than talk to her. I called this morning about our plans for the day and it turned into me fending her off because she feels that she is allowed to say whatever she wants to me without me getting my feelings hurt because she is "joking". Normally I would let this kind of thing roll off but lately, even after I ask her to stop poking fun at me about my weight, or stress, or life, she tells me I am oversensitive and continues. I thought I was doing the adult thing by telling her that I know she is joking but it still hurts and that I would feel better about it if she was a little less joking about my self esteem. The conversation ended with her telling me that she was sorry for how I take things and I hung up.
2- My 2 year old DS doesn't think I am "Mommy" anymore and refuses to call me so. He calls me by my actual name which is fine, except when I am trying to discipline him and he tells me "NO, chelsea!" and those around me laugh at him saying this. It feels like I am being undermined because it needs to be taken serious when I am trying to reprimand him. It turns into a joke and I get frustrated because these are people that are supposed to be backing my parenting up like my mom, DH, and my sister.
3- While DH and I are TTC #2, I am floored to be on these forums reading about women, with no job, insurance nor stable relationship asking for advice on how to go about conceiving. What is even more disturbing is how uneducated these women are. My opinion, which is by no means factual or to be taken personally, is unless you can spell pregnant and conceive, you shouldn't be actively trying. Further more, If you are so dim to think that you can conceive without ovulation, having sex, or don't understand how an actual cycle works, you shouldn't be trying to have a baby. I am proud of the women that have overcome all odds to provide support for their children in circumstances where they are left with no work, no support, no insurance, and no help. But my gosh, why would you intentionally bring a life into this world with no means to financially support it. It makes me sick to see couples that have spent their whole lives preparing to be parents, going through school, working their butts off, saving and planning to bring a child into this world so that they may have a bright future and know, they can't conceive naturally, and on the other hand hear from people on the street about trying to have another baby so that they can get more state assistance. DS wasn't planned, his father and I were only together for 2 months when I got pregnant. I am not proud of this. I wouldn't change my life for the world but we worked hard to get where our family is at today. We both worked while I went to scholl we paid our debt and struggled. We fought tooth and nail to be in a place where we provide for our DS 100%. Some months are harder than others, but make it through. And for someone to approach me with the idea of having a child for financial gain is disgusting. Or to do it for selfish reasons like they just want someone to love them or think that a baby will fix a broken relationship or even entrapment, makes me absolutely sick.
I hope no one takes this personally and I know that every situation has their own circumstances so this isn't really speaking to any one individual. I just pray that people give more consideration to that fact that TTC means bringing a life into this world because you have the love, time, and support that being needs to develope into a contributing member of humanity.View Thread
DH and I took off the December month for TTC. Not that it was getting to stressful, but Novembers period ended up throwing my whole body off. Once it ended after 9 days late and 7 days on with stabbing pains constantly, I still had pains for a week or so after. The DR offered an u/s to see if there was complications but I declined it. Chalked it up to cysts. Now this cycle I started 3 days ago and it had worse pains than last month. I literally woke up soaked in blood from my waste down on day 2. I called the DR and they want to do the u/s now and see if it isn't a miscarriage or ruptured tube. It may be wrong but I haven't let DH know how much pain I have been in cause I dont want it to stress him out. Tomorrow morning I will go to the GYNE squad and they are doing a full work up. I am going to ask for a full check up for TTC and see how well this all goes over. Hoping better luck for others.View Thread
Thanks everyone for the well wishes. Turns out my bipolar hormone problem isn't the only thing screwy with my body. The u/s showed 7 mature follicles on each ovary at CD3. All measuring close to 2 mm. The Dr called me back with the results and said there isn't anything physically wrong. Just that from the measurements, i ovulate early in my cycle. She advised us to either try OPK's or BBT. AF left 2 days later, and I have been cleared to conceive. She said give it 6 months. If it hasn't happened by then, she will run some hormone tests. I am still not ready to go full blown into opk's and temping though. So DH and I are going to try the every other day method. Starting on CD6 through CD17. I really didn't want this to be our month mainly cause it would make our due date close to DS bday. DH said he wouldn't mind that though cause it would be less work to do 1 birthday for 2 instead of 2 birthdays for 2. Any way Ill let the rambling stop.
UPDATE! I went to my yearly and 2 days ago I got the results. I have had an infection since the removal of my IUD in may of 2010. Its made trying to conceive the last few months impossible. They have me on some medicine to take care of it. They said its not often but I was probably allergic to the IUD and my body tried to fight it. Thats why I had all those weird symptoms and problems with it. She said the Dr that took it out should have checked for it but because I had it done at a community clinic they dont do it because of costs. If I would have known a year ago, thats what was causing all my problems, I would have gone in a year ago. Stupid not having insurance made it so I was afraid the cost would be too much for my family to handle. Either way, I am still gonna take the next few months off TTC and focus on getting some extra money to put together and then try again. Best of luck to you girls. Keep your chin up and enjoy the ride.View Thread