We need some more threads going on here, methinks. :)
This is the place to post when your BFF gets preggo without even trying, when your perfectly timed intercourse didn't crack the egg, when your DH just can't get it up and out, or for when you get your first period, your first +OPK or your wonderful BFP..
Rant away, ladies... :)
I had a faint postive OPK last night, but this morning's is pretty much neg-ah-tivo. I even dug out last nights to make sure it *was* positive... :-p DH is coming home at lunch time for some BDing, but I'm not sure now what good it will do. Sigh..
DH: 28Me: 29 Married: Oct 2010. My Chart
TTC since August 2011
Me: Hypothalamic Amenorrhea, Annovulation, Vit D deficiencyDH: Low Count, Motility, & Morphology
I'm not really familiar with these OPK's, but all the OPK tests that I've seen, the test line needs to be as dark/darker than the control line for it to be positive. Are these OPK's that your taking--are they positive if there is something (anything) in the test line? If so--I definitely see a line. Also, you said..
lindita:I even dug out last nights to make sure it *was* positive... :-p DH is coming home at lunch time for some BDing, but I'm not sure now what good it will do. Sigh..
You really shouldn't look at any type of OPK or pregnancy test long after the "result" time. A lot of tests will say to read results at 4 minutes, but not after 5 (that's what mine say anyway). The longer it sits, the darker the test line can become. So maybe take a picture of each possibly positive one to reference it later. I wouldn't go by a test that's been sitting for a while.
Keeping my for you that you are getting ready to and how nice that your hubby gets to come home for some afternoon delight! even if you aren't' ovulating yet...still gotta be spontaneous and have fun with it! GL!
Anna: 23 Trent:26 Newly married and new to TCOYF. DH and I are TTC #1.
Good Luck lindita. I hope you do O and that you are able to catch it! My OPK's also need to have the control line darker then the test. I have yet to ever get a positive.
So my current Emotional Rant is that I am having what seems to be the lightest "period" (technically a "breakthrough bleed") of my life. I keep going back and forth between whether I think it is spotting or heavy enough to be menses. And it doesn't help that if it is menses that means my previous cycle was 17 days with no O. And other wise I'm CD20 with no O and spotting! ARRGH! Lol. There's my rant for the day
BCP 8 years - Off BCP since Jan. 2011
TTC #1 since then
PCOS diagnosed officially May 2012.
Great idea for a thread Lindita!
After two days of what seemed like pretty fertile CM and senstive nipples (only happened the one other time right before I think I ovulated .. in July), I was really hoping for a temperature spike this morning. Nope. Same old 97.6.
With my usual optimism, I thought maybe I still had time for one more BD, just in case I actually am going to ovulate. So when I ask my DH if he was game, he turned me down! Didn't want to be late for work. Said that we had just BDed on Tuesday, and that the book says the sperm can live for up to 5 days. I was just SO aggravated.
My fertility signs have been so confusing that we've been having lots of "on demand" BD, which really sort of ruins the fun of it. Plus, I keep making him cancel his analysis appointment because "I think it might be EW CM."
My emotional high for the day--Creamy CF. There was very little/none of this last month. I'm excited to see a change from dry to sticky to creamy...EW next?!? Keeping my . Also excited that it's almost the weekend and we will have more time for . ALSO thankful for my husband who is doing his best to even though he's completely exhuasted. Sorry if TMI, but two nights ago we...DTD...I was exhausted and so was he. It was one of those, "Okay, we really should do this" things, and I said he really didn't have to, but he smiled and goes, "Gotta give you your babies today, love." Haha. Not exactly an accurate statement, but it was funny and sweet. I appreciate him.
I'm on an emotional low currently. The feel like I'm never going to go back to normal, that I'm incapable of having a baby. Took me forever to fall asleep last night because I can't quit thinking about it. I'm just grateful that my DH is trying to support me and encourage me. It's hard to be happy when you feel like your own body is just screwed up and its your own fault. I wish I had never taken BCP, maybe I would be normal by now.
Hope everyone else is having a better day then me cause it sucks to be in the dumps.
Awwww, hugs, Lorettia... :( It IS really hard to have the 'if only' feelings. I wish I had never taken BCPs either! I've been off them a whole year, and my cycles are STILL screwed up.. :-p I finally took a course of progesterone recommended by my midwife, and she said, "if you aren't pregnant by next month, come back!" lol It's nice to have somebody who is optimistic.
My lows this week--no postive OPKs even tho I was testing twice a day. I'm grumpy about that.
My highs this week--I did have some stretchy fluid, the weirdest thing I've ever seen! Never had that before. I was soo excited to see it, I just about talked to it. Don't tell anyone. Then, this morning, I actually had a temp shift. Whoopeee! Pleasepleasepleaseplease let it stay up!!
The one thing I can't figure out is if I DID ovulate then why weren't my OPK's positive?
Right now, I'd say I am feeling sort of hopeful but still with a lingering feeling of doom banging on the door.
And the door opened... :(
My temp bottomed out today, lower than it's been all cycle. Yippa dee do dah.
Go, Lindita, go!!! for you and lots of !
WHOOO lindita! that your temps stay up now! up up up!
I also just had the lowest temp I've had all cycle. ...really, really, really don't want to get my hopes up. Was so very sad last night that we didn't get to because my poor hubby was way too tired. Going to try again tonight, and praying my temps go up tomorrow and stay up. Could really use some encouragement. Thanks, ladies! for you all!
oops! I meant I'm sad we didn't get to . haha.
Scoo and Lindita - How have your temps been looking? I've had my fingers crossed for you both! The progesterone seems to have helped kick my system into a having a real cycle this time. I know you were both just a few days behind me with your rounds of meds, so I'm hoping it's helped you too. Wishing you lots of .
Katie--excited for you! My temps have actually stayed below my coverline and have been pretty steady. I guess that's a good thing, right? It's just weird because last month was so wacky. Keeping my that this IS a good sign and that maybe, just mabye I will !
Sending you lots and lots of
Hay Katie! Thanks for your good wishes!
Today was a pivotal day, and I'm not quite sure what to think. I woke up sometime early this morning and took my temp, but I fell back asleep until about an hour after I normally take my temp. The first one was 96.8 and the second 97.5. I wasn't quite sure which temp to report, so I averaged them. As a result, I got an on my chart!! Yippee! However, I am trying not to count my eggs before they hatch (giggle), so working on not getting too excited. Guess we'll have to wait and see what tomorrow brings.
Yay for normalcy!! to all and to all a fair trip to !
Go, lindita! go!! WHOO.
Don't leave me too far behind, ladies.
Yay Lindita! for you! Hopefully that means everything is working normally now :) Did you every end up getting a + opk?
Scoo, I would say your chart looks pretty decent so far, at least you do have a coverline! (I've had cycles before that didn't). Hopefully soon you will O and then stay above!
Katie, how are you doing?
AFM I'm doing allright, waiting to O again (if it will ever happen ) Lol. Temps have been somewhat steady, and I do have a coverline So I'm in pretty much the same stage as Scoo. I'm feeling pretty positive today, for no real reason, but it sure is nice to not feel upset! Hoping that this will be the month that I actually O.
Hope you all have a great day
Lorettia-Hi! No, I didn't ever see a +OPK. There were 2 days I didn't test when we were out of town for our anniversary, but everything else was cold negative. Glad you are feeling positive! I sure hope that you see happy things on that chart soon!
This morning, my temp dropped below the coverline, so I am not sure what to think now. Any ideas?? I'm pretty sure that means I'm not pregnant, but I'm starting to wonder now if I ever even O'd...
My MW told me to come back in a month to go on Clomid if I didn't get pregnant, so I am starting to think I'll have to do that. I hate BCP's!! I had normal cycles on my own for years before I took those guys. Now, I haven't had normal cycles for over a year... :(
Sometimes, I think my emotions are as erratic as my chart!
Lindita - it's not over until AF shows up. And your temp today was very close to the coverline. Maybe your temp will be back up tomorrow. I wouldn't give up hope yet. I'm really hoping for you!
One other thought - If your temp doesn't stay up post O, it's a sign of low progesterone. So it could be that you just need some help boosting your progesterone to get you through to Implantation. The clomid will only help you ovulate, which it looks like you're already doing. Are you taking any B6? It's supposed to help with prolonging the lethal phase. My multi vitamin doesn't have a full daily allowance, so I'm also taking an over the counter supplement.
Katie7879:Are you taking any B6? It's supposed to help with prolonging the lethal phase.
Accck! Lethal?? We're gettin awful serious here.... [giggle]
No, I'm not taking B6.. Maybe I should look into that.
LOL, "Lethal!" That one falls under "damn you autocorrect!" Then again, given the agony of the TWW, maybe "lethal" pahse is more accurate!