Anyone starting a new cycle- part two

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Re: Anyone starting a new cycle- part two

Postby Momma-of4 » Thu Oct 27, 2016 6:27 pm

I think I had a fever today, I havent felt good all day so I think it was a fluke. I still am not spotting and my cervix is soft kinda in the middle. I had more cm today though. I still think we missed o. I think the dip and spike was off. Im always spotting by 11 dpo and Ive had so much cramping this cycle that I really think we were off. If I add 2 more temps after todays at that range it moves my o date to yesterday. Ive wasted so many hpts this month. I threw away two walmart sacks of empty boxes. Well they all werent from this cycle and I take the new ones out of the box and just leave the tests in the drawer so itś not as cluttered. FRERS here had a 3$ off coupon on them so I bought several boxes. Im really just ready to move on. I hurt my back too so Im not feeling that great anyway. I went to the dr today and they gave me a steroid shot and pain meds which Im not taking. I hope the steroid shot didnt mess me up.

I guess I checked your chart before you entered your temp. I guess it was yesterdays temp that I saw. I hope it goes back up tomorrow but yes if not atleast it was a pretty normal cycle.

I need to get a better pic than what I have to show you. She is playful but a snuggler too. Shes sweet as can be. She sleeps with us at night and snuggles Luke for the most part. I think she likes him bc he doesnt have a shirt on and hes warm. Max my other cat hates her so far. They did sleep about 2 ft apart on top of the entertainment center today which I think is progress. My dogs dont mind her but the more playful she gets Roxy my german shepard looks at her like a play toy that she wants to eat!! Ill post the pic I have then take a better one and post it.
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Re: Anyone starting a new cycle- part two

Postby Momma-of4 » Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:29 pm

Best I could get bc she won't sit still when she's awake!!
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Re: Anyone starting a new cycle- part two

Postby Momma-of4 » Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:48 pm

Becky Im sorry to see you started AF :( One good thing is you did have a good normal cycle. Hereś to next month!! Did you ever get that FS appointment?

I started spotting and cramping tonight. FF has me at 12 dpo. I usually start spotting at 10. So either I od a couple days later than I thought or my lp decided to lengthen this month. So heres to a new cycle for both of us. Maybe better for both of us next month. Hugs!!
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Re: Anyone starting a new cycle- part two

Postby Janeite » Tue Nov 01, 2016 10:49 am

Hey Court,

Sorry I've been quiet. I need a few days away. I tried to keep myself busy last weekend and mostly succeeded.

I'm sorry to see that AF got you, too. :( I hope this next cycle is way less confusing for you! FX that you still O early. Then we can hopefully be cycle buddies again!

Your new kids try is adorable! What a sweet gift! Has she settled in with the rest of the pets, yet? IWhat else have you been up to?

Like I said, I've been trying to keep busy. On Friday night we hung out with friends and on Saturday night we went to a Pride and Prejudice and Zombies themed dance. So a lot of Saturday was spent in figuring out how to give myself a realistic looking zombie bite, lol! We had a great time, though. Sunday was also busy.

I've been having a real tough time since things have calmed down, though. I'm still down that this cycle was a bust. I'm also worried about the holidays. I've always loved this time of year, but with my loss last December, I'm really not sure how I'm going to be emotionally, especially since we still don't have a BFP. I really don't want to talk to DH about this right now either, because I'm afraid that it will ruin his time as well and he really hates seeing me like this. I also don't want to have to field questions when we see our families at Christmas. It's bad enough that there will be lots of other babies running around. Even if no one asks us outright, it always seems like the question is there, you know? I'm trying so hard to remain positive, but I can't seem to pull myself out of this funk.
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Re: Anyone starting a new cycle- part two

Postby Momma-of4 » Tue Nov 01, 2016 7:15 pm

Im really sorry you are having a rough time. I understand. I cant believe its almost been a year already. This year has flown by. I know its hard to avoid questions and even if they dont ask you know people are thinking it. I hope this cycle works out for both of us. i kinda knew mine was going to be a bust once I had all those stupid flashing smileys. Even though my temps looked like I od I dont think they were accurate bc my lp was much several days longer than normal. I just keep it in the back of my head that 4 is all we may ever have and try to be ok with it. I feel bad saying that when you dont even have one and I hope it doesnt come across badly towards you. I understand needing a few days away. I didnt get on here over the weekend except to update you and the one other thread Im involved in. Its hard to talk to our dhs I know. I told mine that I started and he said Im sorry and that was the end of the conversation. He really wants me to try and deal with my emotions if we never have another. He knows it will be hard on me. He wants me to accept that it may never happen so if it doesnt I wont be so devestated. I understand his thinking but its still hard to just get over. Im not ready to give up yet.

My kitty is starting to settle in. Shes comfy with everyone but Max still doesnt want her around and Roxy thinks shes the new play toy!! I cant trust Roxy with her. Im afraid shes going to play too rough with her.

The pride and prejudice zombie dance sounds interesting. Wouldve liked to have seen a pic of you. lol

Hugs to you and hope this cycle gets you a bfp. When are you going to start opks?
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Re: Anyone starting a new cycle- part two

Postby Momma-of4 » Sat Nov 05, 2016 6:59 am

Yay I see you got your positive opk and bd beforehand incase your temp being already up was o. Keep up with the bding!! Did your dg ever get the SA done? Also did you get the appt with the specialist? AF is wrapping up for me. I havent even been thinking about ttc lately which has me in a good place. Fxd for you this month!!
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Re: Anyone starting a new cycle- part two

Postby Janeite » Mon Nov 07, 2016 11:47 am

I hope you are still feeling relaxed and not thinking about TTC too much! Did you have a good weekend? More ball tournaments?

Don't feel bad for wanting another little one! We can't always control the desires of our hearts. I know you are a great mom and will be if you end up with four or five children! :)

Have you started your OPKs yet? Do you think you'll O early again this cycle?

We had a nice low key weekend. We went out on a date on Friday night. DH was sitting on a huge gift card he'd been given to a really nice steak house, so we decided to use that. Then we came home and had cocktails. It was a nice night.

TTC-wise it looks like I'm in my TWW already. It's one of the nice things about Oing early. FF has my O on CD 9, but I suspect CD 10. Either way, we have our BD covered. I'm hoping to get one more BD in today or tomorrow, just in case I did O late. I'll probably start to take the p and eat pineapple core tomorrow. And now, back to waiting.

We're waiting until the new year to see the specialist. We buy our own insurance through the exchange, so we want to wait until our new plan is in place. Plus, if we keep our current plan, we pay 20% co-insurance until we meet our deductible. By waiting until the new year, all of our out-of-pocket costs will go to the same deductible. I'll be sure to keep you posted, though!
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Re: Anyone starting a new cycle- part two

Postby Momma-of4 » Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:24 am

Well Im glad to see you od. You have a nice temp jump and yes, I think you couldve od the day after positive or day of by your temps. Ive lost my thermometer. Not sure if Im going to temp this month. I havent even started opks. I honestly havent even been thinking about it.

We had softball last weekend but it was in our hometown so not as hectic and only two games. It has turned off cold here. I dont think we have another tournament until Dec and its indoor.

I understand waiting until the new year for insurance purposes. Im going to take a step back from the computer for awhile but I can still check my phone so I will be able to check in and see how you are doing. I wont be able to see your chart though. You can email it to me if you want. cthompson580@yahoo.com

Bel turned 2 on the 7th. We had a little bay for her on the evening of the 6th. I got her a kitchen set which she loves. I found it on facebook for 7.50!! So I just cleaned it up good and got her the accessories to go with it. Cheap bday present. She doesnt care itś not new. lol I just cant believe shes already 2. I totally thought Id be pregnant by now. Still trying to wrap my head around if it never happens. She instantly hit the terrible twos on her bday. lol Shes been so grouchy and had so much attitude its not even funny. Its time to crack down on that or shes going to be a handful!!

I so hope this month is it for you!! I hope your wait isnt bad and you are stress free. Atleast you are having multiple regular cycles now and oing later than you were. I have lots of hope for you!!
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Re: Anyone starting a new cycle- part two

Postby Momma-of4 » Sat Nov 12, 2016 7:10 am

Your temps are looking good!! i guess I need to start opks. cd 14. I didnt take one yesterday. Wasn even thinking. Hoe i didnt miss it.
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Re: Anyone starting a new cycle- part two

Postby Janeite » Sun Nov 13, 2016 1:37 pm

I'm hoping that this chill approach is exactly what you need to catch the eggie this cycle!

Hard to believe that Bel is two, huh? It's such a cliché, but they really do grow up too fast! I understand trying to wrap your head around the "what ifs." I find myself doing that too, sometimes. It's hard to look at those things practically, without letting your emotions get too much in the way (at least it is for me).

I'm jealous of your cold weather! It's still been in the 70s here. Yuck! I always really miss winter weather this time of year. I wish it would be cold in November, then cold and snowy in December and the first half of January. After that, it can go back to 70 degree winters! Lol!

Yes, my temps are still looking good at 9 dpo. I want to be hopeful, but I'm trying to manage my expectations so I don't get my hopes up too much. So far, so good. It the next few days that are always hell, though. I'm getting to be close to when I can test. This week, I'll actually be nervous when I take my temp each morning, dreading to see it drop. Hopefully, the next few days will go by quickly!
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Re: Anyone starting a new cycle- part two

Postby Momma-of4 » Mon Nov 14, 2016 5:07 am

Well, I think I would have had a positive on Friday when I didnt test. It was kinda dark Sat morning and theyve faded since then. Luckily we bd just for fun and my temp went up this morning, but I did have a couple drinks last night and I know that can give me a higher temp. So Im not really for sure if I od or not already. I will keep taking opks and see what tomorrows temp is.

Gosh I cant believe you are 9dpo already. Thatś crazy how fast that went by. Your temps are looking good and steady so I hope you are pg. I hate the dreaded drop. My temps have seem to have went back to normal. I had a couple of months of higher temps than normal. I wish I would have temped earlier in my cycle but I just wasnt thinking about it and I had misplaced my thermometer. I will keep watch on you. Hoping for another good temp for you tomorrow.
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Re: Anyone starting a new cycle- part two

Postby Janeite » Wed Nov 16, 2016 7:10 am

Hi Court! BD for fun is the best kind! I'm glad that it happened to be right before O, too! Your temps seem a little rocky. Do you still think you O and Tuesday's temp was a fluke? I sure hope they smooth out for you and don't give you as much trouble as last cycle.

My temp this morning is the highest yet this cycle, but I'm afraid it may be due to some serious stress I'm under from work. I think I might be turned into a scape goat for someone else's incompetence. My heart has been pounding and I've been struggling to take a free, full breath since I found out yesterday. Not what I needed right now. It makes me worried that if there was something cooking that it's not going to stick anymore due to the stress. Prayers, please! I need them!
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Re: Anyone starting a new cycle- part two

Postby Momma-of4 » Thu Nov 17, 2016 7:42 am

I love your temps!!! You are about the only one on here I really talk to anymore regularly. So you'v got all of my attention and prayers girl!! Im sorry you are having a rough time. What kind of work is stressing you out so badly? Just try and relax and breathe. Remember worrying wont change anything. I use to have that problem with the breathing and anxiety. It was so bad I went to a lung dr bc I thought there was something wrong with me bc I couldnt get a deep breath. I didnt feel anxious or anything like that but they diagnosed me with anxiety. Its a scary feeling. Praying for you sweetie! I was under alot of stress during one of my pregnancies and It turned out ok so hopefully if you are it wont affect you.

I dont know whats going on with me. Still no positive opk. Ive never not had a positive opk. Maybe the surgery really messed me up. My ob is moving to New Zealand so I have to start going to another dr. I have already picked another and maybe if I call in and tell her Im not getting positive opks now she will let me do clomid. My temps have been all over the place. Unfortunately we havent gotten anymore bd in. I think my temps are in accurate again as well. I think the one high temp was a fluke bc I forgot to temp before I talked to Luke. Plus Ive been having the hot flashes again. We've been struggling financially as well and that is added stress as well. Normally we are fine but this month has been a rough one with extra expenses. Plus I had to get an mri of my back and i really wasn't expecting anything but my dr wanted me to get one bc I have been having some flare ups of pain in my low back. Come to find out I have 3 bulging discs, an annual tear in the covering of the spine and a benign tumor in my vertabrae with something pushing on a nerve. Sooo now I have to see a neurosurgeon. Not what I had planned. I dont have pain all of the time just occasionally and I dont feel like I need surgery at this point but the dr said it will probably get worse over time. Im trying to get in the same dr as Luke but its like 3 hours away and they have to review my case before they will accept me as a patient.
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Re: Anyone starting a new cycle- part two

Postby Janeite » Fri Nov 18, 2016 4:26 pm

I'm glad that you still drop in to see how I am! I love chatting with you and would miss your friendship! I know the feeling of financial stress all too well! Hang in there! Things always seem to have a way of working out, don't they? Frustrating about the lack of a positive OPK. Your chart certainly looks as if you may have O'd. Did you take your temp this morning? I hope your new doc will be more proactive for you and let you try the clomid! I'm sorry to hear about your back problems. That's really scary! Especially since it seems as though your pain wasn't too bad. Hopefully, this means that they've caught it early enough to fix it for you. I'll definitely keep you in my prayers!

My work trouble was with my private teaching studio. It's okay, though! It's all been settled and I can breathe again! Thanks for your prayers and support! I really needed it!

I'm pretty sure that those extra high temps were due to stress. I was excited to see my temp still elevated this morning at 13 or 14 DPO ( normally it falls on 13 DPO), but I tested this morning and BFN. My only hope now is that I implanted late. I have a feeling, however, that my body is playing a cruel trick on me. :/
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Re: Anyone starting a new cycle- part two

Postby Momma-of4 » Sat Nov 19, 2016 11:43 am

Im glad your work issue got straightened out and you can feel better now. I hope your temp doesn't fully drop tomorrow and still stays up. Have you ever considered clomid? Its cheap when paying out of pocket. Im going to call my new dr on Mon and ask for it. I did however get a close to positive opk today but its way late for me. I did miss a temp yesterday and my temp was rather high this morning but Ive had zero o pains which I always get and my cm seems to be more watery now. I don't know what the heck is going on. Im so sick of trying to be honest!! The testing and temping are starting to make me crazy. We are deer hunting this weekend which makes things quite chaotic around here for the weekend. I dont get good sleep or enough of it to give me good temps. I didnt even go this morning bc it was so cold. Abby killed a big buck, her first last night sitting with her dad. Isaac our youngest son is now sitting with his dad hoping to get his first. That means I get to sit by myself and hopefully Ill get one!! Its been 4 years since Ive got one. Ive kind of lost the love of it. I just dont do good in cold anymore since Ive lost all of my fat. lol Well, Ive got to run. Ill check in on you tomorrow hoping to see your temp still up and no af. My opk is processing right now so Im hoping it turns positive in a few minutes. Its close now!!
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