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Re: Late 20s and TTC #1!

Postby hockey_gal » Tue Dec 09, 2014 4:49 pm

Hi Cherms! How's it going? Still no AF?? I'm hoping that we will catch the baby dust that went on previously on this thread!!

I love that you could possibly bring your little one to work with you- that would be amazing! If not, the SAHM cousin could be a good option too- and I think I'd be jealous too that someone else got to see my babe all day-no matter who they were!

So how did DH react to the BDing at xmas conversation?? lol. I'm kind of thankful that I won't be ovulating at that time as BDing at the in-laws would be super awkward in the tiny squeaky bed that we have to share with our pup...fun! I'm due to start Dec 20 and I'll probably try to just wait to test to see if she shows. I tend to spot a day or two before so maybe if I don't spot I'll take a test...after trying for quite a few cycles now I've been getting better at waiting...sometimes...lol.
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Re: Late 20s and TTC #1!

Postby Cherms » Wed Dec 10, 2014 7:19 am

So I'm 13dpo today, CD32, so I *should* start today. This is weird- but I usually smell blood, or I guess it's more I smell the iron? right when I'm starting and I don't smell that yet. I did get a BFN on a FRER this morning so not too hopeful anymore. At least if I start, I'm going to get a glass of wine.

The baby dust in this thread was awesome. I started reading it and when they all ended up with their BFPs it was insane! Maybe the thread is lucky! I'll trying anything :)

DH was a little awkward about the Xmas BD but he said he'd "do his baby making part". My last cycle was 36 days for some reason (after a year or 30/31 day cycles) and this one is looking longer too, so it may be the weekend after Xmas and he'll catch a break :) I hope you get your BFP next weekend! What a great early xmas present that would be! I've definately decided I'd rather wait then see the BFN on the test. At first testing seemed like a great idea, now... not so much. Happy Humpday!
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Re: Late 20s and TTC #1!

Postby hockey_gal » Fri Dec 12, 2014 7:16 pm

Hi Cherms, how are you doing?? I see that you've started charting- how is it goign so far?

Nothing much going on over here- had some crampy feelings on my left side this evening, but with my emotions all over the place the past few days, who knows if it's anything!

I realized this week that if this was our month we would be due the week of my brother-in-laws wedding...eeek...I'm not sure if a Christmas BFP would be a good things or not!!? Deed's done now, so I guess I'll just wait and see!

Hope you are enjoying a glass of wine or a nice big latte!

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Re: Late 20s and TTC #1!

Postby hockey_gal » Tue Dec 16, 2014 7:12 pm

Hope all is well and charting is going ok so far!

Well, looks like no BFP Christmas present for me :( Started spotting thus evening...and proceeded to pour myself a glass of wine, instead of a glass of boo hoo.

I'm thinking of making a Dr appointment for the end of the week to see if he'll start running some tests or refer me to an RE, but I'm worried he'll tell me to wait 2 more months as this was take 10. But the fact is, I've been temping, using OPKs, and taking a whack of vitamins since take 2, so it's not like we're not timing things right...I also don't think it's great that I spot for a few days before AF (I'm only 10 dpo today). I'm taking B6 and a b complex but it doesn't seem to be helping. I also feel like my cervix has been abnormally low ever since September.

What do you think- should I give I make an appt?? I have Thurs-Fri off so it would be an ideal time...not sure when the next time I would be able to take a day off will be as I will have to start training the already pregnant again co-worker who is coming back from mat leave at the beginning of the year...trying not to be jealous but it's hard!!
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Re: Late 20s and TTC #1!

Postby Cherms » Wed Dec 17, 2014 9:21 am

Oh no :( I'm sorry you aren't getting your Christmas BFP. Charting and temping is going well I think. I'm apparently cold natured based on my temps, lol. Just waiting to ovulate again. This wait isn't near as bad as waiting to know if it worked. I'm much more relaxed :)

I would go ahead and make an appointment to see the Dr. If you're doing everything right and it's still not working, I think you're close enough to the time that my doctor would go ahead and start running tests. Honestly, if we dont get a BFP by February (I turn 29) he's going to go ahead and get a semen analysis done and I'm going in for bloodwork. I just don't want to risk it if we've been doing everything right. I'd rather know. Knowledge is power, right?

It's a crazy process, I've seen girls on here with a bazillion eggs, no issues, husband has super high sperm count, charting, temping, OPK's and still not pregnant yet. It's like the sperm goes *away* from the egg instead of toward. I wish they had a tracker and went straight for it every time.

Good luck! Let me know how the Dr. visit goes :)
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Re: Late 20s and TTC #1!

Postby hockey_gal » Wed Dec 17, 2014 9:55 am

Thanks Cherms, I called the Dr. today and the office is closed until tomorrow. :(

Glad that temping is going well, and wanted to let you know that I'm in the same boat when it comes to temps- my highest temp this month was 97.45! I'm usually in the low 96's prior to "O". I never realized these were low until you said anything! lol. Might explained why I seem to be cold all the time!

Will keep my fingers crossed for you, and will keep you posted on the Dr.
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Re: Late 20s and TTC #1!

Postby babymomma2b » Wed Dec 17, 2014 7:17 pm

Hi girls! This blog caught my eye. I just got married this past May and since the wedding we have been trying.. I just turned 29. In my little dream world I should be working on baby number two but life is funny like that and I'm praying for number one. Today is Cd 45. I thought AF started today and it might turn into that but it's been like 3 drops. I have a doctors appointment tomorrow so I guess that will be the definitive answer. I really thought this month was it. I've never been this late before. It was so hard telling my DH the news today. We both had our hopes up pretty high.
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Re: Late 20s and TTC #1!

Postby Cherms » Thu Dec 18, 2014 7:21 am

Welcome Babymomma! I'm sorry to hear about the news :( It's so hard when you've been waiting for ready for so long. I feel the same as you, that I should be working on number 2 now and not number one. I hope you get some answers at the Dr!
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Re: Late 20s and TTC #1!

Postby babymomma2b » Thu Dec 18, 2014 8:04 am

So the doctors appointment went well! Everything is completely normal. They did an ultrasound and everything looks exactly as it should. Now I just have to wait for my BFP! If no BFP by February or March then they are going to put me on progesterone and we will do an SA? So relieved now just praying!
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Re: Late 20s and TTC #1!

Postby hockey_gal » Thu Dec 18, 2014 8:19 pm

Hi babymmoma! Glad to hear that everything looks as it should!

I got a hold of the Dr today and next available appt is Jan 7....have to wait 3 weeks...but at least I feel like I'm moving forward.

Sorry if I'm absent for the next little while, we've got something going every day/night until Christmas! (Which also means that "O" will be here again before I know it...that's me trying to be positive...)

Merry Christmas and hope you find a way to keep sane amongst the crazy family asking you about babies, and all the nieces and nephews running around! :D
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Re: Late 20s and TTC #1!

Postby Cherms » Sat Dec 20, 2014 6:27 pm

Glad to hear that everything is normal babymomma! FX for you this month!

Hockey - I'll probably be a little MIA as well, this week will be so busy! Enjoy BDing ;)
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Re: Late 20s and TTC #1!

Postby Carmie85 » Wed Dec 31, 2014 4:04 am

Hello all, I am new to this site and just wanted to speak to people going through the same thing. My DH and I are both 29 and have been trying for 6 months (I know it doesn't seem that long but feels like an eternity for me) I have been tracking my ovulation for 12 months and seem to get a positive LH surge day 12/13. I have a 28/29 day cycle so all seems to look normal. Was on BC 14 yrs til 13 months ago so should be out of system. Have been using pre seed for 3 months and drinking raspberry leaf tea for 2 months. I am underweight but not much and I do eat healthy and a lot. I take all vitamins needed. The only thing what worries me is after I ovulate I tend to spot from 4 to 9 dpo. Does anyone else get this? Sorry about long message :)
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Re: Late 20s and TTC #1!

Postby Cherms » Wed Dec 31, 2014 7:07 am

Hi Carmie! What are you tracking your ovulation with? OPKs? Temping? I ovulated 4 days earlier this month with the RRL tea, so maybe taking it each month for you is creating an earlier ovulation? If so, that's something that temping/charting could catch. I use OPKs and temping and really like the information it gives me.

I'm sorry, I don't usually spot at all during my cycle so I have no insight on that matter. There are a lot of really informed women on this site that may have more information for you from their own experiences. Welcome and hope to see you around!
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Re: Late 20s and TTC #1!

Postby hockey_gal » Sat Jan 03, 2015 10:13 am

Hi All,

Happy New Year and I hope you had a great holiday!

Welcome Carmie! I have experience spotting post O before but not on a regular basis- I do however spot a fair bit right before AF on the regular. I had spoken with my Dr a while back about it and he didn't seem to think much of it. I have started taking FemMed this cycle which is supposed to help regulate hormones...hoping this helps!

I go to see the Dr this Wednesday so I'm trying to prep all my questions while at the same time making sure that I don't sound like a baby-crazed woman. (Is that even possible??) I'm a little bit nervous and hope I don't cry...yes I'm a bit of a cry baby....

Cherms- how are you doing? How many dpo are you now?? Fingers crossed for you! (I'm 3...let the wait begin)
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Re: Late 20s and TTC #1!

Postby hockey_gal » Thu Jan 08, 2015 3:25 pm

Hi Ladies,

How are we doing?? Any symptoms??

I had my Dr. appt yesterday, and it went more or less as I figured it would...not a huge fan of my Dr....he tried to tell me that it was guidelines to wait a year and a half prior to a fertility specialist referral. That being said, he said he would begin the referral process as he estimates it will take 3-4 months!

I'm not sure how many women he's had ask him about their next steps in fertility, but it's as if he thought that we've been trying willy-nilly for the last year- he even drew me a diagram to show me when my most fertile days would be (He also tried to tell me that the LP is a fixed 14 day period). I almost wanted to strangle him and say "Thanks for the helpful information, I guess I really don't need the 3 fertility apps on my phone, take my temp every day, use OPKs, preseed, and take a cocktail of vitamins!?!?" He didn't even want to look at my charts! (I printed off the last 6 months to prove that we've been doing everything that we can). And I'm guessing he's never struggled with infertility because he very non-chalantly said- "You know it can take healthy couples around 2 to 3 years to conceive". Not what I wanted to hear...

OK, Doctor rant over- and onto some strange things that I have going on this month....7 dpo I had some light spotting and then this morning (8dpo) I spotted a little heavier with a clot (TMI sorry!). I've only ever spotted in the middle of a cycle once before. I'm sure it's nothing, but in the back of my mind I can't help but think- is this what implanatation bleeding looks like? Is it too much??? I've had a little bit of cramping, and some crazy bac pain, but I think the back pain has more to do with some hasty shoveling I did the other day...who knows! Trying to decide whether to test prior to AF date as normally I'm pretty good at waiting.

Oh the TWW....how I loathe thee!
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