The waiting game

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The waiting game
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Sat, 09-10-2011 - 7:32pm

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Sun, 09-11-2011 - 12:13am
I doubt it's related to ovulation at this point since ovulation happens in a short time period. Aside from being pregnant, have you thought about it possibly being the flu? September is the start of flu season and there have already been some cases reported this year.

Since your period is due in about a week, you could probably get one of those early response HPTs and test within the next few days. Good luck!
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Sun, 09-11-2011 - 11:17pm

Thanks for the response, Celestial Cutie.

I'm going to test in a few days if I am not feeling any better. Last night I woke up three times to use the restroom and the stomach cramping is still here. Let's see what happens...:)

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Sun, 09-11-2011 - 11:55pm
Let us know how it goes when you retest!
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Mon, 09-12-2011 - 10:44pm

wow i am on the exact same cycle as you and experiencing a lot of the same symptoms. My last period was 8/20 and I have been having crazy mood swings (mostly crying at the drop of a hat like nothing to wear...nothing in the house I want to eat..or even sappy made for tv movie etc) constant light cramping and fleeting stabbing pains in my lower left side or back....weird fatty food cravings...slightly nauseated or just not feeling "right" all the time... and soooooo lazy/tired every day...if I stand up to fast I get very dizzy and it makes my face pound and throb.

The only extra thing I have that you didn't mention is that my left nipple has been bugging the heck out of me the past 2 or 3 days! It is almost like a deep down itch that itches so bad it is a stabbing annoying pain deep in my breast. It is bazaar.I also think they might be slightly darker than normal...but maybe they change in color every cycle and I just havn't noticed before.

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Tue, 09-13-2011 - 12:41am

Oh wow! That's too funny. I will cross my fingers and say a little prayer for you. Since my last post, my breast have become more full and I am still using the ladies room pretty frequently. The cramping has subsided a little, but still there. Kind of have a flutter feeling sometimes. I am getting pretty anxious as I am sure you are too. Keep in touch and let me know how things are going.

BTW- you mentioned you could feel your cervix..Dumb question, but where about is it and what does it feel like?

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Tue, 09-13-2011 - 1:10am
I just rechecked it and it is much higher right now *almost too high to find..i have to kind strain like a BM to make it reach my fingers* than it was earlier today I think....it also is pointing almost straight backwards..I think this morning it was pointing straighter down. It is still softer than I thought it would be at this point in a normal cycle. I think I have read before AF it should get back to being hard like the tip of your nose..but mine is definitely more like pushing on the meaty part of your thumb where it meets your palm.I have never checked it twice day and night...so maybe it just moves around constantly? haha silly cervix :P

have you noticed a difference in your CM or position during your TWW?

good luck to you too! do you plan on testing soon? I think I want to try thrusday morning!!
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Tue, 09-13-2011 - 1:32pm

I don't know what I am looking for? I just keep pushing on my belly hoping I could distiguish it. lol!

My CM today is white and milky and I still have some mild crampy feelings. I can't suck my gutt in at all. I took a test yesterday and it was negative. I remember when I was pregnant from my daughter it didn't show positive till I was already close to 5 weeks prego. I think I will re-test on Thursday morning. Keep me posted and I will you! :)

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Tue, 09-13-2011 - 6:12pm
This might help to read over: http://infertility.about.com/od/tryingtoconceive101/ht/cervixovulation.htm there is also a really cool blog I found a few weeks ago where this woman took a picture of her cervix everyday throughout her cycle...it really made me understand better what I was feeling and what it actually looks like in there :) http://www.beautifulcervix.com/cervix-photo-galleries/photos-of-cervix/

I broke down and tested..and ofcourse it was a bfn :( i knew it probably would be..but I was just hoping for an end to this anxiety!! I have noticed smells getting to me more and more each day and today I can not go anywhere near strong smells (which everyone around me swears are not strong, but to me they are unbearable) Normally in my cycle by now I would have very sore and swollen breast... they are a bit fuller but there is no sign of that normal heavy/sore feeling I normally get before AF. I have also been much gassier than normal the last 2 or 3 days....and the waiting continues.....
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Wed, 09-14-2011 - 10:01am
ha-ha! so did I! and big fat neg! how do you feel today? I really feel like my p is on it's way now. Well, actually I keep checking to see if I started because I feel wet down there ( sorry TMI). Cramps continue and a little nausea. Is your stomach distended at all? I look prego when I look at myself naked in the mirror because its just my lower part of my belly that is pooched. I'm on the thinner side so it's pretty obvious.
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Wed, 09-14-2011 - 10:54am

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