Hi Kate! Great to see you here! I'm officially TTC now so I guess here I am! I feel VERY rusty at this so I have to remember what I'm supposed to do! I still have my CBEFM from last time so I guess I need to dust that bad boy off!
I'm sorry things didn't work out for you this month but here's to another shot this month! :o)
Thanks, Lisa. Welcome to officially TTC! So exciting :) DH and I had discussed taking a month off, but I told him that I would be ready again this month. I have like 40 OPK sticks left but he thinks I should try not to obsess this month. I agree, but felt we did get pregnant because I knew when I ovulated. Maybe I will agree not to test until I'm one week late if he will not roll his eyes at me using OPKs ;)
So did you make an announcement at the WTT board? I must have missed it.
Not using OPK's?! Does your DH know what that does to a girl?! Heee. I agree on the not trying to obsess idea but wow, that's a challenge! I like your deal though, you won't test until you're late and he won't give you grief about OPK's! I just don't talk about it with my DH - he knows we're TTC but if I told him about all my obsessions and stashes of tests, he'd institutionalize me!
I told myself I wouldn't obsess for a few months too and I already am looking at my CBEFM instructions to make sure I remember how to use it!
I did make an announcement on WTT (probably in the wrong folder!)
Good luck - I'm glad I have a WTT grad buddy!
I'm glad I have a buddy too. And if anyone else is TTC for less than 6 months and wants to join the thread, that'd be great too.
I think I went through literally... 12 pregnancy tests this month (9 negatives and 3 faint positives total). Yeah, major POAS addict here. I think it's reasonable to not test until 1 week late, although I know a 3 week wait WILL KILL ME. I have one FRER that I will wait to use. I haven't told DH about my plan to use OPKs. Maybe I won't, mwuhahaha.
We were going to wait because I assumed my lower back pain was from my symptom-based diagnosed UTI and so I wanted to be completely healthy before we tried again. But it turns out that I don't have a UTI at all and the back pain and general sh*tty feeling is from my m/c. Man, I can't wait for that to be over...
I did see your announcement when I went over there. I'm not as active anymore so I didn't reply though. So are you TTC sooner than you planned or was this the plan all along?
"if anyone else is TTC for less than 6 months and wants to join the thread, that'd be great too."
Yeah it seems like everyone graduated all of a sudden!! But from my lurking on the WTT board, it seems like a lot of people will be coming over here in May and June. AND I think there will be a lot of Grads who are starting to try for their second coming back to TTCing around June.
Hopefully you'll both be graduated by then anyway though!!
Anyway, even though I'm not TTCing anymore I always read the TTCing threads because I was a part of them for so long I just can't break the habit, LOL!
Good luck this month, ladies!
Thanks, Adrienne. I'm hopeful that we'll get pregnant again soon. We may be taking April off but I'm still deciding.
Andrea, I'm glad your procedure was successful! Was it laproscopic? I had my ventral hernia repaired laproscopically in December and was able to DTD after 3 weeks or so.
Thanks Adrienne!! I remember when I was TTC the first time and I got pregnant, I went back to the TTCYFC board all the time - I just couldn't quit! :o)
Andrea - I hope you recover quickly from your procedure - sounds like it went really well, that's great news!
Kate - the original plan was to go off BCP now but I thought we might wait another month or 2 before REALLY trying. But who are we kidding, once there's no birth control, I can't just not try, right?! Plus, DH is getting anxious for another one - that man loves him some babies! I'm glad your back pain isn't a UTI but still sucks that your m/c is making you feel so crappy. I hope you're back to "normal" and feeling great soon!
Lisa, we're women with like-minds. I was going to just "not prevent" for a few months before using OPKs. Well I decided to use OPKs on a month we weren't trying and when I got a positive, I convinced DH it was time, lol. When we go for it, we really go for it ;)
Well, last night, DH told me that he wants to take a month off. I know he is saying that for me. He wants me to feel healthy (body and mind) before we start trying again. Surprisingly, I feel even worse emotionally about waiting. Today has been the worst day since the m/c so far and I think it's because I know I don't want to wait. I have an appt w/ the NP at the gyn's office on Monday (which would be CD10) so if she says I'm clear to go, I'm going to tell him that I don't want to take this month off.
When DH says "not try" does that mean actually prevent or just not use OPK's, etc? That would be hard for me too, to know that not only did you have to go through a loss but you also have to wait another month, its like double punishment.
Maybe if you get the go ahead from your Dr your DH would feel better about giving it the good ole try again this month. Or at least not prevent, and then you can at least try based on your natual body signals, that way you wouldn't feel like you're "wasting" a whole month.
Ugh, I'm sorry, there is NOTHING worse than waiting!