(Closed) Charters of the Hive #77

posted 6 years ago in TTC
  • poll: What is your favorite spring flower?

    Daffodil

    Tulip

    Azalea

    Lilac

    Magnolia

    Cherry Blossom

    Iris

    Crocus

    Other

  • Post # 2
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    I’ve been lurking for a long time but finally am able to jump in early in the thread!

    TTC/TTA: Technically we are TTA for now…we want to wait until after our upcoming wedding to get pregnant, but we want to ttc right away after the wedding. I quit the pill last month after being on it for about eight years. For now I am temping and charting and we are sorta following the rules. We wouldn’t mind a suprise though!

    CD/DPO: If my chart is accurate I’m 14 DPO. I had my normal withdrawal bleed three days after finishing my last active bcp, and FF is counting this as cycle day 1. According to FF I’m on CD 28.

    Cycles TTC/Charting: This is my first month charting off the pill. I charted 11 years ago for a few cycles before getting pregnant with my DD.

    Age/SO’s age: I’m 31 and FH is 40.

    POAS/AF date: I started light spotting two days ago, had very little yesterday and heavier brown spotting today. It’s so frustrating because I just want AF to start already! I haven’t had a temp drop yet so I’m hoping AF will really show up tomorrow. I hope this is normal after quitting the pill.

    http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/5727d8

    My favorite family tradition is family dinner! I already make this important with my dd, and want to continue it with FH and our future kids.

    My favorite spring flowers are peonies. I love them so much and wish I could grow them at home but it’s just too darn warm here in southern California.

     

    Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

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    Feist:  Thanks for starting the new thread!

    ROLL CALL!

    TTC/TTA:  TTC

    CD/DPO:  CD 22 / 9 DPO

    Cycles TTC/Charting:  3 / 14

    Age/SO’s Age:  32 / 37

    POAS/AF Date:  Planning to POAS tomorrow at 10 dpo.. AF is due Thurs or Fri.

    BFP Plan and/or Known Issues:  This cycle tried SMEP, used OPKs, and added EPO.  No known issues; 2nd cycle TTC after a MMC diagnosed at 10 weeks.

    Link to chart:  http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/SaltedCaramel

    Random question: What traditions do you want to pass on to your kids?  Lots of holiday stuff comes to mind.  Also lots of crafts/baking/things like that.  Going to summer camp.  I am really excited to start new family traditions with our kids, too.

    Poll question: What is your favorite spring flower?  I voted tulips, but really my faves are ranuculus, followed closely by peonies!  I love spring flowers… currently have some ranunculus and snapdragons in my dining room.

    Post # 4
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011 - Boy #1 12/2015, boy #2 02/2018

    ROLL CALL!

    TTC/TTA: TTC

    CD/DPO: CD19

    Cycles TTC/Charting: 9/30

    Age/SO’s Age: 30/33

    POAS/AF Date: TBD

    BFP Plan and/or Known Issues: The plan is to do as we did last cycle and have a series of home inseminations around my FW. As far as issues, we are dealing with DH’s performance issues and long irregular cycles.

    Link to chart: http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/candy11

    Random question: What traditions do you want to pass on to your kids? Good question, I will have to think about this one.

    Poll question: What is your favorite spring flower? Tulips are pretty and colorful. 

    Post # 5
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

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    BeverlyGeese:  Mmm, sushi!  I had sushi for lunch on Fri too.  Glad to hear that the nurse will make sure you get your results earlier.

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    auggiefrog:  I’m so sorry about AF, and that you’re feeling down.  And I think birthdays and other big events make it tougher, esp after a loss.  If you are leaning towards stepping away from temping, maybe give it a shot and see how you feel/if it helps?  Sending you big hugs.  Also, we did SMEP this cycle and this was what it ended up looking like:  BD EOD starting on CD9 (so 9 and 11).  I got a positive OPK on CD 12 so we did ED on 12, 13, and 14.  We skipped the last one (where you skip a day and then BD one more time) because I was pretty sure O had happened by then, plus we were BD’ed out after 4 days in a row.  It was a lot, but manageable– 5x over a week, but then not much before or after that, you know?

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    MiJeS1104:  Yay, yay, yay!!  So glad the betas were strong!  And March 23 will be here before you know it.  FX for you!

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    BeverlyGeese:  Interesting about the acupuncturist.  It’s crazy to think that you can tell so much by a pulse!  I guess we’ll see if she’s right… but in the meantime, I hope it helps with your foot!

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    saratiara2:  You have such a great attitude!  It would be great if the silver lining were twins… but I hope you don’t get to the point of needing to explore IVF!

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    Aqualov:  @saratiara2 @candy11:  You know the likelihood of natural twins increases with age, right??  I will also be over 35 for #2 (I turn 33 in June so will be at least 33 when baby #1 is born)… I wouldn’t be upset if I got twins out of being advanced maternal age!  Though the thought of two newborns is also kind of terrifying, ha.

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    MattieK:  That’s great about the hormone levels!!  Your chart is looking good, when are you going to test?

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    candy11:  Love the egg idea!  Haha.

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    Turtle83:  I hope that the birthday POAS date is extra lucky!!!  FX for you.  And hopefully the follie is looking bigger tomorrow!

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    LittleRiver:  That is great about acupuncture!  I can’t wait to hear what you think of it.  and I totally agree with your sentiments about living your life– it’s so hard not to put things on hold, but at the same time, it’s unrealistic to keep doing that indefinitely.

     

    So, just got back from our ski weekend and it was awesome.  We stayed at a big house with a bunch of friends– many of them are our closest friends, and then two other couples that I know less well.  Also two babies.  Lots of skiing and lots of quality chatting and relaxing.  At one point, one of the girls that I’m not as close to mentioned her SIL having repeated miscarriages.  I brought up that I’d had one, and it turns out that both of the other girls that I don’t know as well have also had them.  I can’t even express how nice it was to be able to talk to women IRL who have been through this- this was the first time I’ve experienced that.  One of the girls is currently pregnant with twins, and the other is still trying (they’ve been trying for a year).  It was just so… normalizing and refreshing.  Most of my friends have gotten pregnant right away and none have had losses, so it feels like they are in a different boat.  It sounds cheesy, but I felt so emotionally fulfilled after that convo and a few others that followed.

    And I am symptom spotting like whoa.  My boobs have felt fuller and a little sore practically since O, but today I woke up and they HURT.  This was true the last time I was pregnant so I can’t help but wonder… also noticing dizzy spells, which I had the last time I was pregnant starting very early on.  Today I had a little bit of mild cramping, but it’s pretty early for AF (9 dpo).

    Of course, I could be just finding what I want to find, too.

    Post # 6
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

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    kirsnikity:  Welcome!  Added you on FF.

    Post # 7
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

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    kirsnikity:  Welcome! Added you on FF! ๐Ÿ™‚

    ROLL CALL!

    TTC/TTA: TTC

    CD/DPO: CD 26/5 DPO

    Cycles TTC/Charting: 2nd TTC #2/20 charting

    Age/SO’s Age: 28/36

    POAS/AF Date: POAS March 22nd at 12 DPO/AF due ~March 23rd. I would have waited till AF was due but it’s a Monday. ๐Ÿ˜›

    BFP Plan and/or Known Issues: Lots of BD in FW, EPO, RRL, Prenatals/One CP 1st cycle TTC #2

    Link to chart: http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/newfiebullet/

    Random question: What traditions do you want to pass on to your kids? Oh, all kinds of things! My home province is full of all kinds of culture, and even though we live on the other side of the country for now I want them to know about where their mother comes from! I want to teach them about mummers, cook jiggs dinner on Sundays, and I want them to know what it means when the sun goes in, what I mean when I ask “did you get to the grocery store after,” and how to respond to “whaddya at?” I also want to make them toutons and make sure they love Purity brand cookies. Oh, and when they’re 19 (legal drinking age), I’ll take them to George Street to get them screeched in so they can be official Newfoundlanders.

    Poll question: What is your favorite spring flower? I love Cherry Blossoms! They are all over the place here! 

    I’m very proud of myself! I was in the dollar store at the mall that almost never has HPTs and I didn’t buy one! I was tempted! Now just 7 more sleeps…! I am always excited to get to 6 DPO since that’s the earliest implantation can take place!

    Post # 8
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011 - Boy #1 12/2015, boy #2 02/2018

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    SaltedCaramel:  I have everything crossed for you lady! FX you get two pink lines tomorrow. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Post # 9
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

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    SaltedCaramel:  Oooh, POAS day tomorrow!!! Good luck!!!

    Post # 12
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    ROLL CALL!

    TTC/TTA: TTC

    CD/DPO: CD21 / 9DPO

    Cycles TTC/Charting: 8 / 16

    Age/SO’s Age: 31 / 29

    POAS/AF Date: POAS today at 9DPO (originally wanted to hold out until tomorrow). I wanted to know in case the dr needs to do any more xrays of my foot this morning. BFN. I’m still not feeling overly optimistic about this cycle, so I won’t test again until at least Wednesday.

    BFP Plan and/or Known Issues: 1 chemical pregnancy. Early-ish ovulation, taking prenatals, b6/folic acid/b12, CoQ10, baby asprin, using preseed and trying SMEP (didn’t work this cycle). I’m also charting, using OPK and started acupuncture this cycle.

    Link to chart: http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/BeverlyGeese

    Random question: What traditions do you want to pass on to your kids? I want to do family dinners as often as it allows. DH and I have talked a lot that once we do get pregnant and have kids, it is imperative that his work schedule allows him to come home for dinner to have family time. I don’t care if he needs to continue to work once the kids are asleep, but I do want him present for dinner. My dad worked and traveled a lot as a kid and I think sometimes he regrets not always being physicially present, although he was a fantastic provider. I also want to continue some of the meals served for holidays. My mom is a phenomenal cook and I have learned my way around the kitchen from her. We have had the same Christmas eve dinner for as long as I can remember. I even registered for the holiday china she uses so that I can one day do this with my family.

    Poll question: What is your favorite spring flower? I chose “other” – I really love hydrangeas (even though they are more of an early summer vs. spring flower). Also, peonies! I just think they are a happy flower. Clearly I like the big, robust bulbs vs smaller such as roses or tulips.

     

    Post # 13
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

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    kirsnikity:  Welcome! I added you on FF 

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    SaltedCaramel:  Thinking of you today, can’t wait for your update! I agree about the pulse…until acupuncture I honestly didn’t realize you could have “different” pulses and they could indicate different things. I’m not basing too much off of her reading, especially since I got a BFN this morning. My logic in testing early (aside from the doctor) was that if she could feel it Saturday…surely if I were pregnant I would see it on a test by Monday. Oh well…its still early! 

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    NewfieBullet:  I love all of your traditions that you want to pass down to your children…but I will be honest and say I have pretty much no idea what any of those sayings mean

    AFM, DH and I had a great day yesterday. I expected that he was going to have to work and that I would be cleaning/binge watching tv all day. He ended up staying home and we went to a new local brewery for trivia and lunch! When we got home we sat outside on the porch and had a few more beers while enjoying the first real spring weekend here. I think I’m officially over my seasonal depression after yesterday…lol. My temp this morning was super high (and I half expected it to be from the drinks…but this is almost .5 degree higher than a post-o drinking temp). I take it around 2 am and it was 98.8! I took it again at 6am and it was still 98.7…so I assume it to be accurate and not really from drinking. Now I’m sure I will get sick and March will continue to be a dumpy month for my health.  Off to the doctor to see what he says about my foot!

    Post # 14
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

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    NewfieBullet:  Such restraint on not buying tests! I am not that strong.  

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    Feist:  Lol at daffodils looking like people jumping for joy!

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    BeverlyGeese:  Sorry about the BFN, but 9 dpo is still so early.  You’re definitely not out!

     

    Thanks for the good thoughts, ladies.  I woke up at 3am today (about a 4 hr hold) and took an OSOM.  But I didn’t read the directions and only put in 3 drops of urine, like the dollar store tests. Later I read the directions and you’re supposed to use more.  Anyway, I didn’t see anything but the control line and went back to bed.  When I got up at 7am, there was a faint line there– do OSOMs get evaps?

    I took a FRER at 7am (another 4 hr hold) and got a faint but clear pink line, within the designated time.  I don’t want to get too excited yet, but I am pretty happy with this for 10 dpo.  I’ll test again tomorrow.  Here’s a pic:

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    Post # 15
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    Busy bee

    ROLL CALL!

    TTC/TTA: TTC

    CD/DPO: CD 2 ๐Ÿ™

    Cycles TTC/Charting: 2/2

    Age/SO’s Age: 28/27

    POAS/AF Date:  POAS 4/18; AF due 4/22 (feels so far away!)

    BFP Plan and/or Known Issues: PCOS, trying to regulate cycles after BC. Taking Metformin, Prenatals, Vit D. If/when I get a BFP, I already bought some pacifiers with the logo of our NFL team (49ers), and will tell him that I “got him something for the upcoming football season”

    Link to chart: http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/ADiamondInTheRough

    Random question: What traditions do you want to pass on to your kids? I want to make sure they have a yearly passover dinner!

    Poll question: What is your favorite spring flower? I love peonies and ranunculus!

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