Show me a sign!!

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Show me a sign!!
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Mon, 03-14-2011 - 8:02pm
I'm supposedly in my fertile window but i say fertile schmirtle! Depending on different apps or online calendars I should O tomorrow or Thursday so where's my fertility signs already? Opk's are negative but I didn't get a positive last month either so I'm not overly hopeful there. Im temping this month for the 1st time so I don't really understand all the nuances there but my temps have been getting lower & lower so maybe that's a sign? Or maybe it's just cuz of daylight savings time?

And where's the cm!! Green tea- check, robitussin- check, cm- come out come out wherever you are!! It's getting stretchy but there's not a whole lot of it. Good thing we've got pre seed

I am so totally impatiently waiting to O!! There's also a chance that my cycle may be lengthening with my assortment of supplements so maybe O will be delayed all together? Ack!!!

Dh has been put on notice that it's "his" time of the month so we'll just keep dtd all week & hope O doesn't take her sweet A$$ time ;)

How are my other ladies in waiting coping?? Better than me I hope lol :D
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Mon, 03-14-2011 - 9:50pm

Have you been checking CP? Coach Tammy will encourage you to do so, lol! :smileywink: Seriously though, it is supposed to be a pretty good indicator.

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Tue, 03-15-2011 - 8:07am
Don't fret my dear! I personally think the apps and things online are crap. They are super when tracking and entering your own data but they do nothing else but confuse women and give wrong information. I LOVE my P Tracker on my iPhone and use it daily to track my date, however, if I followed the "fertility" week they give me, I'd miss it every time! And Fertility Friend may be a friend to some women but it gave me nothing but anxiety so it's more like my enemy. PASS!! So I wouldn't give a second thought to what they call your fertile week. You have to go by your body.

As far as temping, can't help you there but these great ladies here probably can. :) Last month, my CM wasn't very helpful either. I never got EWCM like I did the month before. Did I ovulate, maybe but I'm not really sure. I did use the preseed when I could. That is really supposed to help for the women who don't have a lot of CM.

As far as the OPKs go...when are you testing? How many times a day? Keep it up and don't get discouraged yet. Just because an OPK isn't giving you a positive yet doesn't mean anything and I can't say that it'll mean anything in the end. I have been doing some research on them and they actually have a lot of flaws...for some women, they will even detect ovulation but you may not ovulate at all...or you'll gear up, which is what they are detecting but for whatever reason it doesn't happen so you'll get a negative again and stop testing and a week later, you'll ovulate and without an abundance of CM, you'd never know it. See what I mean...faulty!

I think what it all boils down to, is all the tools they give us can't really tell us what our bodies are doing. Boo! Although I hear temping is your best bet if you can get the hang of it. Long story short, YOU are doing the absolutely the best thing you can be doing...HAVING LOTS AND LOTS OF SEX! :D It's slip and slide time baby! Enjoy!! :D

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Tue, 03-15-2011 - 1:15pm
Thanks ladies! I'm just so anxious to get this show on the road! I did sign up for fertility friend & am waiting for them to do their magic & interpret my temps but I am impatient!! After my initial hiccups with temping I've become a real pro at remembering to take it first thing! I know I wont know if I o'd til after the fact BUT I can't help but think I'll get a little clue when I see my temps rise since they're really low right now. Either way I'm hopeful to see if I o or not since im not sure if I did last month...

I use p tracker too. I upgraded to the full version last month & it was the best $1.99 ever! Is there somewhere to enter opk results? If there is I haven't found it...

As for opk I peed on another stick around 630 & actually got a faint test line which is alot better than stark white so that made me happier but I'm not totally convinced on the opk's. I got some cheapies & am going to double check with the digital when it gets close. We'll see if I keep using them when (I mean if!!) I run out...

I'm leaning towards the theory that I'll O later this month. Such is life!! I just need to work on being patient. Definitely gonna follow the "bd like rabbits playing slip'n'slide" gameplan this time around. We got a few rounds in over the w/e so I gave dh the night off last night. He woulda dtd but he has a bit of a head cold so I thought he deserved a break but I did tell him he might have to bd x2 today to make up for it!!

Angela
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Tue, 03-15-2011 - 7:18pm
Suddenly I picture you with a whip Angela! "Oh you can have the night off dear, but you'll be making up for it double time tonight! Now get your pants down and get on that bed *snap goes the whip*" :D I like the new Angela!! :D

Oh I love P Tracker! There isn't an OPK section yet, disappointing I know, but I put it in my notes section with the time I test. I also like to add anything I'm doing that month like Green Tea or Preseed on the days that I do them so if I get a BFP, I can say...OOH that helped! I also add stuff random like *cleared out bowels* HA HA or cramps that feel like this at this time. My notes are more like books! ;)

Since you have internet cheapies....are you testing at 6:30am by the way or pm? Anyawy, PM is best just in case that's not the time you're peeing. If you have a few extra cheapies this month, I would be curious to see what happens if you peed on them twice a day...say at noon and at 7pm or something. Maybe you have a super short surge! Than back them up with a digital.

Anyway, we're on top of it!! :D Now go snap that whip!

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Tue, 03-15-2011 - 7:48pm
Time to find dh some a$$-less chaps ;) snap snap!!

I've come up with all sorts of abbreviations for my p tracker notes!! Only a true ttc-er would be able to crack my code ;) Im glad I'm not completely blind & couldn't find the spot for opk results - not sure why they don't have that? I think I'm gonna write them a letter & demand they rectify the situation *Snap snap!!*

Btw do you back up your p tracker notes? I always thought it did it when you sync your iPhone on the computer but that's not the case. I had to get my iPhone replaced & ended up losing almost 1 years worth of records :( luckily it was just cycle dates & no ttc stuff

I'm currently peeing afternoon & evening for the opks. Another faint line today so we'll see what shows up later...
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Tue, 03-15-2011 - 8:40pm
Just a hint...back up those faint lines with a digital or name brand. Last month, my net cheapies were stark white or faint line after about 6 min, I double checked with answer brand, and it had 2 lines, easy. When the answer showed +, the cheapie had a 2nd line, but not a +. I'm not 100 percent sure I ovulated, but I think the sensitivity of the tests are different. Good luck!!
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Tue, 03-15-2011 - 8:44pm
Oh, and one more thing. Fertility friend won't confirm your O day until you have had 3 days of higher temps. It can be tricky, but helpful.
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Tue, 03-15-2011 - 9:28pm
*snap snap* I love it!! You totally made Dh give me the strangest look as I sit and giggle at my iPhone! :D You have tall black boots on right?! ;)

There's actually an option in settings to back up to an email so I did it for a while, got annoyed and turned it off...when I got the 4, boy was I ticked I lost all my data so now I'm missing about 6 months worth in the beginning...Def worth getting the annoying reminder to back up to your email.

Jenni might be right...maybe the cheapies are the problem...women have the worst time with them...So when you feel you're getting close, start backing those puppies up with the good kind! We won't miss it this month! :)

Now go back to your assless chap stead and show him whose boss! ;)

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Tue, 03-15-2011 - 11:51pm
Tall black boots? Check! Itty bitty panties? Check! Burlesque nipple tassels? Lol not yet ;)

I'm one tall black boot step ahead of you ladies! I've got leftover digi's from last month for back up. I tested again at 7 & got a way darker line than this afternoons so fx'd I should get a + & a smiley face tomorrow or Thursday. Oh snap!!!
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Wed, 03-16-2011 - 6:34am
Yes yes yes yes yes!! I'm now jumping on the bed with excitement! I don't know what I'm more excited about...the darker line or the nipple tassels! :D This is your cycle, I can feel it because you're gonna whip that seal team into submission!! ;) "Aye Aye Ms. Captain, take over the egg. Roger that!"

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