- 5 months ago
- Wedding: May 2014
robin2015 : I’ve learned so much too, genuinely can’t believe how clueless I was before about it all. Good luck to you too 🙂
mama2bee71 : sorry to hear it’s taking a while to happen for you 🙁 have you had any tests? It’s great that there are these online communities so you can see how many people are going through the same thing. FX this is your month.
piratekitten : I’m a major symptom spotter too, I try not to be but it’s hard!
Well my TWW begins today! I have created a plan to do some kind of activity daily ranging from dinner with friends to reading a good book. I am going to TRY and not symptom spot or POAS too early. The good thing this month is I have family coming into town 4 days before I am supposed to POAS and will leave the day before AF is expected so I think that will help. FX!
Your age/partner’s age: 28/27
Baby #: 1
Current Cycle Day/DPO: CD15
Ovulation Date: I THINK 3/23 or 3/24 – I will edit when I know for sure. 🙂
POAS Date: 4/7
Usual Cycle Length: There hasn’t been a “usual” for awhile! Came off of bcp last May, had cycles that somewhat regulated to 40ish days, then got pg in October. I miscarried and had a super long cycle after that, finally got af after around 80 days! So that would make this my second cycle after mc.
Cycles Trying: 2 (after mc)
BFP Plan (BD timing, charting, prenatals, supplements, etc.): BD eod (trying!), prenatals, charting temps and cm, seed cycling to get cycle regular (which dare I say, is working), visualization and positive affirmations (I feel so much better even though it sounds silly to say), praying A LOT, I’m sure there are some other things I am forgetting.
Trying anything new this month? Maca and seed cycling, but those are both mainly to regulate cycle, which will hopefully help with a bfp!
What’s something positive you’ve learned so far on your TTC journey? I’m still trying to appreciate that this is all in God’s hands and I cannot control it. Sounds like some others feel the same! I am doing my best to eat healthy and prepare my body for baby. I also have brought positive affirmations and visualization into my life, and this has helped tremendously with living in the now and not getting caught up in the things I want so badly! Focusing on being in the moment and doing my best to stay positive has been a huge support.
MsGinkgo : I was a bit of a fence sitter at one point Too- I always kind of knew I wanted kids but I was a bit scared of my life changing and used to google the pros and cons of having a family. Now I’m very firmly on this side of the fence!
Meant2Bee : that sounds like a great TWW plan! Good luck 🙂
tm6173 : so sorry for your loss in October 🙁 what is seed cycling if you don’t mind me asking? I’ll add you to the list later when I’m home.
lucky_charm : Seed cycling is an interesting concept that I am still learning about! The gist of it is that you take 1 tbls. each of ground flaxseed and ground pumpkin seeds each day during your follicular phase, and 1 tbls. each of ground sesame seeds and ground sunflower seeds each day during your luteal phase. The idea is that it gives you more of the nutrients your hormones are made out of. They work together to balance estrogen and progesterone at different points of your cycle. I also forgot to mention that I upped my fat intake (think nuts and avocado) and reduced my gluten intake (just in case ;)). The seeds also give you healthy fats that your hormones need since they are made out of cholesterol. It is super interesting and I figured at the very least I am giving myself some healthy foods. 🙂 I am linking an article in case you want to know more – just an article that I found online and I found it informative.
tm6173 : thanks that’s really interesting! I have a short luteal phase and I’m interested in any natural ways to make it longer as I worry it’s too short for implantation (not saying that seed cycling would do this but if it boosts progesterone it’s maybe a possibility) I’ll look into this.
Grrrr I’m on day 5 of flashing smilies on my OPKs. I thought that I would’ve ovulated by now! Sometimes I feel like this is harder than the TWW because I worry about getting in BD’s. Last night, DH was too tired so maybe it was a good thing to see the flashing smiley again today.
lucky_charm : Would you move my POAS date to April 3rd?
Your age/partner’s age: 30/34
Baby #: 1!
Current Cycle Day/DPO: CD 1
Ovulation Date: I think around 4/5 – 4/8 but I’m not quite sure
POAS Date: 4/22
Usual Cycle Length: Well when I got off BC in August I had pretty regular 28-30 day cycles…but unfortunately I had an early miscarriage in Dec/Jan and have had a 48 and 32 day cycle, so hopefully it’s becoming more regular again.
Cycles Trying: 2
BFP Plan (BD timing, charting, prenatals, supplements, etc.): I’m charting with the Ovia app, taking prenatals, BD timing, and OPKs
Trying anything new this month? This will be my first month using OPKs, so I’m excited about that
What’s something positive you’ve learned so far on your TTC journey? I’ve learned that staying away from google is a good idea! And like others have said, learning about on patience, trying to stay positive, and trying to appreciate my body and all it does.
I’m trying to figure out my wondfo OPKs. They’re not making sense so far and I can’t really tell which line is darker at the moment. Should it be obvious. My predicted O date is tomorrow but I’m not sure. We BD’d last night, and probably again tonight if DH isn’t wiped (he’s having a rough couple days at work).