TTC December Thread

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TTC December Thread
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Fri, 12-02-2011 - 11:22am

It looks like the November thread was successful and we have a bunch of new TTC ladies...let's get started with some intros

Name/SO & Age:

TTC/NPP/Adopting?

Where in the process/cycle are you?

Are you charting, if so, do you have a chart for us to follow:

Any other kids/pets and their ages:

Fun Question - What is your favorite thing(s) to do in December?

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Thu, 12-08-2011 - 7:51am
Alison-That is such AWESOME news!!! I think you two are making a really smart decision, as I seriously believe that at some point it really makes sense to move on to the next step if you want to bring a child into your life. I'm glad that it is going to be possible for you two to do so much in such a short time instead of waiting ages just to get an appt.

Adrienne: So how are you feeling? Maybe you O'd later then you thought (CD 17 or 18 ?) and you will get a BFP soon!

Liz: Sorry you are all sick :(

AFM: Temps went up today, I hope our timing was good enough for a BFP :) We shall see I guess. Otherwise there is a nice big bottle of champagne with my name on it for Christmas and New Years LOL
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Thu, 12-08-2011 - 10:03am
Alison - that's great news!!!

Adrienne - sorry about the BFNs. I hope it's just too early yet!

Liz - it sucks when sickness goes through the whole household. Hang in there, hope you're all starting to feel a little better.

Ashley - Good luck!! So glad O cooperated for you :)

AFM - just waiting to O. I usually O around CD 14-16, today is CD9. I took an opk last night just to make sure; since this is my first full cycle after my m/c I'm afraid my cycle is going to be messed up and I didn't want to miss O. It's was negative, but I'll probably start using opks this weekend until O.

Shawn 
Mom to DS, July 2009
Expecting our little girl after three m/c - EDD 11/29/12

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Fri, 12-09-2011 - 2:00pm
How is everyone doing? My chart is driving me crazy. I totally thought I O'd and the timing was fine but I have been having cramping off and on and nausea and todays had (TMI pink tinged creamy cm) with a not high temp so I have no clue what is going on- maybe I still have yet to O... but my cervix and everything else is very not fertile. AAAHHHHit's driving me crazy. DH is out of town until Sunday night so I will probably waste way too much time thinking about it too!
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Fri, 12-09-2011 - 3:08pm
Looking at your BFP chart, your cervix is the same now as it was when you O'd that cycle. No idea about the CM, though. I'll be stalking you to see what happens!

AFM--I'm getting EWCM. DH is still complaining that his stomach feels funny, so we'll see what happens.
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Fri, 12-09-2011 - 3:53pm
Give DH some tums and try and seduce him? :D You don't get EWCM just everyday LOL.

Yeah I definitely think there are 2 possibilities- one I have O'd already and what I am experiencing is the egg doing whatever it does LOL or I haven't o'd yet and I am just having a crazy build up to it. We'll see although obviously I am hoping for one option more then the other.

The only thing which makes me think that I may not have O'd is how low my temps are, if they don't go up significantly then I will assume that O is still coming and this was a crazy psych out by my body LOL.
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Fri, 12-09-2011 - 4:48pm
Ash - I really hoped you O'd already. I'm sorry your chart is being so confusing!

Liz - time to tell DH to suck it up! :) I'm kind of kidding, it sucks to be sick. But like Ash said, EWCM isn't always around when you need it.

AFM - I'm not sure, but I think maybe I'm going to O early?? I've been having a lot of cm the last couple days, not quite ew but not watery either. I decided to take another opk last night, the test line was about half the darkness of the control line. Took one this morning and got the same result. Maybe O is coming sooner than I thought?? Today is CD 10, the earliest I've ever O'd I'd CD13, and it's usually around CD 14-16. Guess we better start BD'ing just in case!

Shawn 
Mom to DS, July 2009
Expecting our little girl after three m/c - EDD 11/29/12

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Sat, 12-10-2011 - 1:03pm

Shawn-Woo hoo for probably Oing early:) That means you could have a BFP by Christmas:)

Adrienne: What is up with those negative tests?? Maybe you O'd later then you think? I hope a BFP is still in store for you this cycle!

Well I know where the spotting is coming from- both times I had it now it came immediately after checking my cervix which was higher then expected. So at least that explains the spotting and I don't have to be too worried that AF is already coming after an annovulatory cycle. I must say I am really mystified by this cycle and wish I had temped during AF. I have so many weird symptoms like constant cramping O type pains that I didn't have last cycle. But because my temps are still so low I am thinking it must just be my body trying to find its normal.

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Sun, 12-11-2011 - 6:59am
I know I am basically having a conversation with myself- but whatever DH is still out of town and Teddy is taking a nap and I can't help but obsess.

I am just so frustrated with my body. I don't understand why I can't have a nice normal cycle where I can at least know what is going on. I mean I know it isn't a big deal if I haven't O'd yet as then we get another chance for good timing, but it also means my body likes to psych me out and that I have to wait forever and a day just for a chance to catch the egg which obviously doesn't mean that I will.

My "symptoms" have me feeling hopeful but I know if I would just look at things rationally then I would see that my chart is basically showing me that I haven't O'd yet, my temps are still low and all of that. So I guess I should just give up the dream of having a BFP for Christmas or New Years and start planning fun things to do in the coming weeks. I am thinking many of these plans will involve drinking LOL :D
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Sun, 12-11-2011 - 12:21pm
Ash, I'm sorry your cycle is being so frustrating. You're right, if you haven't O'd at least you have another chance at it! Hopefully your body starts cooperating soon so you know what's going on.

It looks like maybe I'm not O'ing early afterall. My opks have all looked exactly the same for three days now. since I normally O between CD 14-16 and today is day 12 its not completely out of whack yet, just weird how the opks have been. Guess all I can do is wait and see!

And I'm totally with you on the booze.....

Shawn 
Mom to DS, July 2009
Expecting our little girl after three m/c - EDD 11/29/12

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Mon, 12-12-2011 - 11:45am
Ok, I set an O date based on past history that it tends to be the day after I last see EWCM. We managed to BD that day, but DH didn't finish (he wasn't all that into it what with the whole upset stomach thing), so I'm not giving us a chance, really. And then I got the bug again Saturday night. So in 8 days, I've had two 12 hour bugs. Great for weight-loss. Not so great for TTC.

Ash--What the heck? I see you have a tentative O date. Do you believe FF?
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