Post # 17
@jaguar: Good Luck to you. I can’t imagine how frustrating and heartbreaking your journey has been. Thank you for sharing.
As far as I can tell I’m O’ing. I think DH and I are just either not timing our BD’ing correctly. I’ve been off BCP since July. Since I started temping my O date has been CD7, CD9 and CD11. So will I be CD13 this month? Do we just BD every day from CD 5 on? I’m also drinking green tea in hopes of increasing EWCM. Oh the all-consuming process.
Post # 18
I’ll join…this will be out second month trying! AF just ended today, so it’s onto the good stuff.
Post # 19
I’m in…CD 4 of our second month trying. Good luck!
Post # 20
@kimbo89: hi. I’m not sure how OPK’s work. I haven’t tried them yet. But Good Luck! Fingers crossed for you!
Post # 21
can i join? being off bc for one month now and AF still hasn’t shown up yet, so don’t even know whether and when i’m ovulating again and don’t want to get my hopes up but still who knows what might happen this month :-)? hopefully some kick starting o action and the poas with the rest of you!
Post # 22
@Wispy: In response to your question, I am on Clomid for a numbre of small reasons that are insignificant but put together, mean a little bit. 🙂
I was diagnosed with PCOS, unofficially, by my GYNO a few years ago. I have since lost some weight and am back to having regular periods. My bloodwork has checked out okay. DH is a bit up there in age. I also have a job that is very important to me and I flat out told my GYNO that if I wasn’t pregnant by May or so, we would have to hold off because I will not have a summer baby – doing so would decrease our income, potentially, $30k+. Selfish, I know, but at the same time, I know my limits.
GYNO said, I will help you as much as I can and I will do what you want to do. I will not make you wait 6 months or a year.
And so here we are.
Post # 23
I’m in. I should be ovulating next week and testing the week 3/10. My bday is the next week so that will be an AWESOME Bday gift.
@Wispy: I’m over 40 and my RE is requiring me to use OPKs. Basically, it checks for your LH surge. Because I have ovulation cramps, I can tell when I’m ovulating but the OPKs help for me to discover when the urge will start. I don’t temp because it stressed me out but I do use OPK, check CM and cervix. I also use My Days for my Droid. I do suggest you try the OPKs.
Post # 24
well Im still O`ing last time i checked, and my tummy feels very tight like bloaty so Im hoping its good signs. Ugh, I had a girl on facebook whos my friend from school, shes 7 months pregnant,and telling me all about how to get pregnant.When I told her I knew everything she mentioned (OPKs,CM, LH surges etc) she changed tactics and told me getting pregnant was basically the worst thing shes ever done!!!
it was so frustrating that someone a few years younger than me, gets pregnant without trying and then talks to me in a really patronising way, about “how to get pregnant properly” and that we “musnt be doing it right” I just felt like screaming “go away little girl!!!”
Sorry for rant it just really got to me and I cried to DH afterwards. I may or may not have stomped my feet and said “its not fair” once or twice too…
Post # 25
- Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia
Sometimes people just don’t have any idea.
Post # 26
@SFreeman2187: Good Luck to you! It is such a crazy experience. You know what you want, and how to get it but it just doens’t work the way we want it. I completely understand the need to “time” having a baby at a certain time. Originally DH and I were hoping for a summer baby, but now we will go with whenever.
Thanks! If this month doesn’t work I will definitely be thinking about using OPKs. The temping isn’t too bad for me ( wake up at 5am everyday, even if I have the chance to sleep in).
I think DH and I just need to increase our BD’ing this month. I am CD5. Since I’ve ovulated 3 very different days over the previous 3 months I think we will try to BD every other day (starting today) and then hopefully throw in a couple of extra BD’s. Fingers crossed.
Post # 27
A little Too Much Information but just thought I should share. I know people always tell you that if you just relax, you will get pregnant. Annoying. As. Hell.
Well, I’m certainly trying to take that advice and trying to relax and with my personality, it’s soooo hard. Anyway, the last few days, I’ve been spontaneous with DH. For instance, early afternoon living room sex, woken up just minutes after he fell asleep sex, etc. Point is, it’s been fun and I’ve noticed that even though this is my most stressful time with work, I feel a bit lighter, a bit happier, and kinda breezy.
I never talk like that. Ha!
Get busy, ladies! And enjoy!
Post # 28
Hi I’ll join! I am on cycle 8 CD11 testing 1st week of March. Good luck!
@kimbo89 I totally get how hard this is. I hear comments on spacing kids apart and they have no clue how much we have been trying to get our one!
Post # 29
@kimbo89: that is so annoying!!! My age has caused people at work to mention/comment about when DH and I are going to get going with having a LO. So annoying b/c you want to keep it private (at least around people who aren’t your closest friends). I also know people who aren’t really interested in having kids right now..who then just got pg and were like “well you know sometimes it just happens”. Ugh!
that is awesome! I know the “just relax” comment is so annoying! it is hard to since it is on your mind 24/7. but I like your spontaneity. I think that is great! I may have to take your advice and “surprise” DH a bit over the next few days.
Post # 30
I am joining even though I am technically still Feb POAS- AF is due next friday. I had the stomach bug for the last two days though…I am pretty sure that is what it was because it is way too early for morning sickness.
However, @kimbo89 I hear your frustration! I got a text from a very close friend and two people at work who asked me if I was lying about my stomach bug to cover for “morning sickness”.
Ummm when is that appropriate? Just because I am married now, I can’t throw up without people asking me if I am pregnant? First of all, if it was it is none of you business. Secondly, if it is not, what if I wish it was and I am sad that it is only the stomach bug? Never question a woman’s fertility. People have no idea. So annoying!
On that note: Good luck everyone!
Post # 31
Just going to vent a little here….not having a good day and it’s only 8:13 AM. First off i’ve been charting & my opk was + this past Monday & I was waiting for the higher temps to assure ovulation via Fertility Friend & it won’t cooperate! 2 days higher temps & then one lower & this morning higher – went from 97 to 97.7 except for the day before yesterday when it dipped to 97.5. So thinking I didn’t O??? I think you can get a + on opk & not O & I’m sad if this is what happened. 🙁
Then I get another text message from a friend that is pregnant announcing they went to their anatomy scan & found out they are having a girl… it just makes me want to cry. We lost our baby girl almost a year ago to birth defect that was found when we went to our anatomy scan…this has been the 5th person that has found out their babies are nice & healthy in the past few months & it just makes me realize again how random our case was & then I have a pity party for myself & do the “why me” thing. I would never wish harm or unhealthy babies on anyone & it’s not that I’m not happy & RELEIVED for them…it just makes me sad. I feel like no one understands that & I can’t tell anyone how I feel, so I’m telling you guys.