(Closed) DECEMBER POAS

posted 6 years ago in TTC
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  • Post # 197
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @terpalum10:  I’m walking a thin line with being romantic and wanting to get down to business too.  I know Darling Husband is 100% on board but last night would have been ideal, but he wasn’t feeling up for it so we didn’t BD.  I didn’t push the subject and now wish we would have. 

    And seriously, I just texted him to see if he could meet me at home for a lunchtime quickie!! How crazy am I?  Thank God that didn’t scare him off! …yet.

    Post # 198
    Hostess
    11165 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    @terpalum10:  Darling Husband was totally on board for the sex every day during FW. I would mention to him “hey I’m going to ovulate soon…” but as for the other scientific details of charting and OPK’s I didn’t force that upon him. However, once he saw me doing it he asked a lot of questions. He even did a little research himself on the whole thing and surprised me with some useful information. 

    If you Darling Husband is bothered by the talk just keep it to a minimum. Even if you “force” sex during the FW (which is important no question) just make sure to keep things romantic and focus on the sex itself…not the action of making a baby. We did our FW and BD on O-4, O-2, O-1, O and O+1. You can imagine that yeah with our crazy schedules we had to committ to BD that much but conceiving was never a topic of conversation. We didn’t make it about the baby, we made it about us. 

    Also, I would HIGHLY recommend that your Darling Husband do a little light reading on the sheer luck and percentages of getting pregnant. It might be that he feels he has something wrong or is inadequate in some way because you didn’t get PG the first go round. My Darling Husband was shocked at how difficult it really is to conceive, even with two perfectly healthy people. 

    Post # 199
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @BellaDee:  we’re naturally an EOD kind of couple, so I guess eventually we’re bound to get the timing right without trying. But he was SO bummed last cycle when it didn’t just instantly happen! I keep the scientific talk to a minimum, but I guess I overshared and said that I had a positive OPK and that I was fertile. Sigh – live and learn. 

    @MrsBaldEagle:  &

    @Treejewel19:  I agree, I think he’s just blissfully ignorant to how hard it really is to get pregnant, even when perfectly healthy. I’m just going to leave it alone for this TWW, and if we go into another cycle and he’s wondering why, start pressing him to do some research on the odds. 

    @MrsBananas:  Haha, that’s so funny! It’s gotta be tough being the guy. The BD-ing is essentially the only very little bit of control they have in the whole process (besides being supportive of course), so I’m sure there’s a lot of pressure. 

    Thanks for your responses! All is well today 🙂 We don’t disagree about important topics often, so I was bummed/taken aback to be on different pages about this.

    Post # 200
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    373 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013


    I think I actually get to post now!!

    Current Cycle Day/DPO: CD12

    Ovulation Date/fertile window:  CD 16 or so. 

    POAS Date/Usual Cycle Length: I’m guessing around 12/14. Cycle usually somewhere between 27-30 days

    Cycles Trying: This is the first, but we’re kind of half assing it. Next cycle will be more official!

    BFP Plan (BD timing, supplements, etc.): BD timing. Will be starting prenatals as well. 

    Link to Chart, if any: None yet. 

    and for fun –

    What would you REALLY, REALLY love for a holiday gift (other than the  obvious BFP of course…) ?  Nothing really. This has been a HUGE year for us. We’re buying a house  and stuff so not really much else we need!


    Post # 201
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    @terpalum10:  Darling Husband hasn’t said anything, but I just keep him in the dark unless he asks a question but more often than not he can tell I’m about to O (how I love those cramps :/). I’m not sure I really want him to know because I fear it might make him just “perform” and not enjoy the work!

     

    @kate02121:  bah! Thanks! I think Darling Husband would have a stroke if he knew everyone can see our sex schedule!

    Post # 202
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    171 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @terpalum10:  about a year ago dh and I started talking about ttc right after the wedding. He was on board. A little before the wedding I brought up the subject again and he says ” let’s do one thing at a time and take it as it comes” this freaked me out and made me worry that he changed his mind. So after the wedding he kept making comments about getting me KU and I was like not before our vacation. Since the vacation we still haven’t said that were tycoon but we are no longer using any bc method. I’m charting and trying to jump him during my fw! He acts all confused and says wow your frisky this week….. I think it’s his way of keeping the romance in, by pretending that we are ” taking it as it comes” and that I’m just super frisky sometimes and that it’s “not” scheduled lol. When I got a bfn last month I told him and he was a little sad and said Guess we wI’ll have to spend more time in bed next month…..then when I was trying to jump him he continues to act surprised saying ” what’s gotten into you?”  I guess everyone handles it in their own way lol

    Post # 203
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    171 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Sorry for all the spelling errors. I’m on my phone 🙂

    Post # 205
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    @missstarling:  I laughed out loud at the “tycoon” autocorret!

    @Mrs.Elivs:  Well, I know that I usually O around CD 17 or 18 so we’ve been starting our BD plan on CD13 or so…It’s sort of backfired this month, though because I think I may be O’ing sooner than expected. 

     

    Almost December! Looking forward to the test results and BFPs rolling in! We almost have at least one tester every day. 

    Post # 206
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    373 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    So excited for everyone. Hope this is the month for you all. I would love for it to be our month, but I have a feeling there wasn’t enough planning involved. We will see!

    Post # 207
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    493 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @Purple_Bride:  Die Hard is totally a Christmas movie.  Bruce Willis makes my knees weak.

    Post # 208
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    1860 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Ok.. So I had charted temps for the last week or so, but we had a few drinks on saturday night, so I didn’t temp until like 9:30 am, and it was abnormally high and I didn’t really think it was accurate – so finally today I had some ‘sticky’ CM and decided to see what happened if I discarded Sunday’s temp – whaddya know.. BIG RED crosshairs on my chart!! Looks like I O’d on Tuesday, CD17.

    Too Much Information: We only had one BD remotely close, on O-3, but we also had company staying over, so didn’t end up, ahem, finishing…. So I guess that’s a long shot – expecting not to have to POAS this month.. Will probably get a visit from AF. But it’s at least exciting to think that I might have had a pretty normal first cycle off BC! 

    Post # 209
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    493 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @terpalum10:  Mine feels sort of similar.  When I got my period last month, I was upset about it and just needed to be upset for a little bit (just sad, not like hysterically sobbing or anything).  He felt that I was getting too stressed out about TTC and trying to do too much.  He doesn’t want to know about all of the details either.  I know that he wants a child and would be thrilled if I got pregnant now.  I really think that he was getting stressed because I was stressed and it’s really hard for him to see me upset and not be able to fix it.  We talked and of course I cried because that’s what I do.  Since then we have both relaxed a bit and had some really amazing sex this month!

    Post # 210
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    493 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I genuinely have no idea how I missed this until now!

    ROLL CALL

    Current Cycle Day/DPO: CD 19

    Ovulation Date/fertile window: Temp spiked up higher today, it’s looking like I O’d two days ago on CD17.  Last month I had a slow rise too so I’m hoping to confirm with a third high temp tomorrow.

    POAS Date/Usual Cycle Length:  POAS on 12/8 which will be like 11DPO, but it’s the weekend so both Darling Husband and I will be home, otherwise I would wait until 13DPO.  LP was 15 days last month, so I’m looking at about a 32 day cycle.

    Cycles Trying:  Lucky number 2!  (Hopefully)

    BFP Plan (BD timing, supplements, etc.):  BD… we were on an EOD plan but this month Darling Husband is gone a bunch hunting so we’re on a “jump each other whenever we are in the same house” plan.  It does not suck.  Also doing prenatals, temping, charting, have some preseed and have used it when we need to.

    Link to Chart, if anyhttp://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/emelee

    and for fun –

    What would you REALLY, REALLY love for a holiday gift (other than the obvious BFP of course…) ?  I just really don’t know.  Maybe a new pair of boots?  And money to get some things done around the house.

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