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Baby Lust
06-25-2005, 08:38 PM
TTCers: Charting Our Course to the BFPs



http://www.ripleysorlando.com/images2/fertilitystatues.jpg
The fertility statues are known to work for some who rub them around the time of possible conception. It is said that the baby is the most potent part of the statue.
So rub away! :D It's worth a shot!


Who we are:
This is a group of women using charting (temperatures, CM, CP, OPK/FM results, or a combination of these) to try to conceive and, along the way, are learning a heckuvalot about their own bodies! Many of us use a software program to keep track of our charts as well as allowing us to share them with each other. The most common ones are FertitlityFriend.com and Ovusoft.com.

Your threadmistress for this thread is Baby Lust!
If you have any questions or comments, feel free to email me! (charting_is_knowledge@yahoo.com)


To our members:
This thread gets very busy at times, so in order to keep things less overwhelming and a bit more organized, we start a new thread each month as well as after 3 BFPs. A link to the new thread is always posted at the end of the current thread to help everyone find their way over. The threadmistress would really appreciate it if everyone would post their updates in RED. That way if I get a bit behind, it is much quicker to get the thread up-to-date.


KNOWLEDGE IS POWER!

Want to join the fun??
We welcome one and all. It doesnt matter if you have never charted before or if youve been charting to avoid. I am sure you will find lots of help and support in this group. Please don't be discouraged by the number of posts in this thread. You dont have to read the whole thread to join. Feel free to just jump in on the last page. Just read through these first couple of posts and post a reply with the following information and we will get you added right away. Of course, none of this info is a must but we like to know a little bit about one another.

WC Name: if applicable
Me: name/age
DH: name/age
Married since: date
Off BCP since: date
TTC since: date
Charting since: date
Known issues/test results:
Chart: link
Current status: waiting to O, What the bleep .., testing ...

We love to hear from our supporters and friends!

- Member ETF Status

Lutealating:

Think I O-ed - Testing 6/26 - 7/2:
dlj78 (http://www.ovusoft.com/forum/chart.asp?id=dlj78), Elenitsa (http://www.ovusoft.com/forum/chart.asp?cycle=13&id=elenitsa&tc=0&p=), JodyLovesScotty (http://www2.fertilityfriend.com/home/875bf)


Think I O-ed - Testing 7/3 - 7/9:
DallasLady (http://www2.fertilityfriend.com/home/1b17d), ds2003 (http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/ds2003), mrsT2b2003 ( http://www2.fertilityfriend.com/home/alt)


Think I O'ed - Testing 7/10 - 7/16:



Folliculating:
Waiting to O (a/k/a Boring Part of the Cycle)
Baby Lust (http://www2.fertilityfriend.com/home/Shanes_Angel), Babylove (http://www.ovusoft.com/forum/chart.asp?id=lotsofbabylove), Bellefior (http://www2.fertilityfriend.com/home/6231d), CTs Punkin (http://www2.fertilityfriend.com/home/mmthomas ), Gator97 (http://www2.fertilityfriend.com/home/84b2d), GMB4503 (http://www2.fertilityfriend.com/home/28f73), Guinness (http://www.ovusoft.com/forum/chart.asp?cycle=9&id=guinness&tc=0&p=), hbeshore (http://www2.fertilityfriend.com/home/721bb), Heidi0622 (http://www2.fertilityfriend.com/home/549f8), Ilovemygeek (http://www2.fertilityfriend.com/home/bec65), Kaeden's Mommy (http://www2.fertilityfriend.com/home/bcdb2), Katmg (http://www2.fertilityfriend.com/home/89994), Kopper (http://www2.fertilityfriend.com/home/9e5e6), LittleStar (http://www2.fertilityfriend.com/home/c204a), Lizard (http://www2.fertilityfriend.com/home/af125), Marteneym (http://www2.fertilityfriend.com/home/7fa78), MrsCantDecide (http://www2.fertilityfriend.com/home/59e5b), ShannonGH (http://www2.fertilityfriend.com/home/ShannonGH), SilentBunny (http://www2.fertilityfriend.com/home/ae6c8), Tunibell (http://www2.fertilityfriend.com/home/59461), UTChick (http://www2.fertilityfriend.com/home/bf25d)


Stagnating:
What the *bleep* is going on?!?!



Taking a Charting Break/Temporarily TTA:


Percolating:
Proud Owners of BFPs!
Christy5599, Lovin'it


Tributatoring:
Proud Cheerleaders!
Flygirl (http://www2.fertilityfriend.com/home/flygirl), Sevilla (http://www2.fertilityfriend.com/home/1b18e), t3h_wookie


Please advise if we're off-target with your ETF (that's Estimated Test-Fest) or other status, or just need a good old-fashioned Ovary Shout!

-- Please remember to post all updates in red! Thank you!


- Getting started

Welcome to charting! If youve never charted before, here are some resources to help you get started. It seems intimidating at first, but once you get the hang of it, its easy and even fun.

First, get ahold of a copy of this:
Taking Charge of Your Fertility (http://www.ovusoft.com/) (aka TCOYF)
This book is the charting bible and will answer all your initial questions and then some. It is more than worth buying, or at least borrowing!


How to get started:
The most important thing you will need to TTC with charting is a basal body thermometer. There are several different brands to chose from. Here are a few things to consider when buying a BBT:
- Accu-beep; the thermometer will beep while taking your temp as a signal that you have placed the thermometer correctly. (Cover the speaker in the back with your thumb if it disturbs anyone sleeping next to you. ;))
- Light; I am sure most TTCers will tell you this is one of the most important features. The light lights up the display of the thermometer, which allows for easy reading in bed. Typically comes with trial offer of TCOYF charting software.

You will also need charts. The two most popular charting software are
www.fertilityfriend.com or www.ovusoft.com.
You can download free paper charts from both websites. Both of these sites also allow you to keep an online chart, which makes it easy to share your chart with others. FF offers a basic software for no fee. For a fee you can also buy their VIP software, which gives you more options. Ovusoft offers a 15 day trial version. To continue using it, you have to pay a one time fee.

What to do:
Ideally you can begin on the first day of your next period. The first day is the first day of bright red blood. Once your period is started, you will need to monitor your fertility signs daily:
Take your temperature every morning. For maximum accuracy you need to take your temperature at the same time each day and before getting out of bed.
Check your cervical fluid every morning when you go to the bathroom and a few times during the day.
Record your data on your chart.

The TTCer Code:
For those TTCers using charting, there's a few important rules to keep in mind so that no one gets hurt on this wild ride of ours.
Relax THIS :mad: Never say "just relax" to another TTCer unless you want a basal thermometer jammed in your neck.
Patience May Be A Virtue, But Not Here. You are not allowed to wait until 18DPO to test, because if you do, you'll drive us all crazy. :p
BFN = Big Fat Neutral, not Big Fat Negative Don't get bummed by a BFN, it could just be too early!
It Ain't Over 'til... (y'all finish the phrase...I know you know it!)
When using an HPT, Use FMU except under special circumstances. Special circumstances are defined as being a week late for your period, at the doctor's office, or if we are particularly desperate to hear the results of your testing.
A Line is Practically Always A Line As long as it's read within the time limit specified on the test instructions, and as long as you're not on any crazy monkey pregnancy hormones (HCG trigger shots will show up as a positive) or something.
There Are No Dumb Questions Here Unless your question is "Hey, today is my 18th high temperature in a row; should I test?"
You are not allowed to use "I've got cramps so I can't be pregnant" as an excuse not to test... when you know full well that half the preggos on the board thought "Oh I am so crampy, AF is on the way for sure" right before testing BFP.

Baby Lust
06-25-2005, 08:42 PM
Things I Have Learned About TTC
by WC's Sherylb
TTC is a journey. You will discover things about yourself that you never expected. You will face fears you never thought you had. You will find joy in little things.
TTC can bring you closer to your DH or it can pull you apart. If your marriage is not solid, you will find out quickly.
No one understands exactly what you are feeling at any given moment, but someone can empathize at least a little bit.
You will experience an emotional roller coaster ride. There will be highs and lows and fast moments and slow. Sometimes you have to wait in a very, very slow moving line. You may not even get the seat you want. It is not always fun, it can be scary, but in the end it is worth it.
"Just relax" is the last thing in the world you want to hear from someone, but it is OK if you say it about yourself.
There will be moments when you question your own decision to start TTC. You will wonder if you should wait or if you should just give up. Those are normal. But you will get past those feelings.
The blue and green turtle likes to pop its head out! You will hear of someone's pregnancy and turn green with envy and blue inside because it isn't you.
It isn't fair, it isn't easy, and it isn't pretty. But you keep doing it because the reward is worth it.
You will be your best friend and your worst enemy. Your body will
surprise you and yet disappoint you.
Some women do get lucky and conceive right away. Others aren't so lucky and have to struggle to get there. Hope you will be in the first category, but prepare yourself to be in the second.
Once you decide to TTC, there will be babies and pregnant women
everywhere. You could swear there is a baby boom going on!
You will have questions. No one will ever be in exactly your position, so don't be surprised when no one can give you exactly the answer you are looking for. But there are people that can contribute, so don't be afraid to ask!
Two lines on a pregnancy test is not the end of the struggle. Pregnancy has lots of struggles in and of itself.

- HTP sensitivity chart

These numbers might come in handy when shopping for HPTs. The lower the amount of mIU measured, the more sensitive the test is!

If you know the sensitivity of a test not listed here, please let me know :)

AimStick Pregnancy Test Strip 20 mIU
AccuHome Midstream Pregnancy Test 25 mIU
Answer Early Result Pregnancy Test 25 mIU
Answer Pregnancy Test (Cup) 25 mIU
Clearblue +/- 25 mIU
Clearblue Digital 25 mIU
Confirm 1-Step Pregnancy Test 25 mIU
Dollar Store Brand Pregnancy Test 25 mIU
Equate Pregnancy Test 25 mIU
First Response Early Result Pregnancy Test 25 mIU
One Step Be Sure Pregnancy Test 25 mIU
Precise Pregnancy Test (doctors office) 25 mIU
Quickview Pregnancy Test (doctors office) 25 mIU
Walgreen Digital 25 mIU
e.p.t. Home Pregnancy Test 40 mIU
Fact Plus Pregnancy Test 40 mIU
CVS Cartridge Pregnancy Test 50 mIU
CVS Midstream Pregnancy Test 50 mIU
Drug Emporium Brand Pregnancy Test 50 mIU
e.p.t. + / - Test 50 mIU
e.p.t. Certainty Digital Test 50 mIU
early Pregnancy test 50 mIU
RiteAid Brand Pregnancy Test 50 mIU
Target Brand Pregnancy Test 50 mIU
WalMart Brand Pregnancy Test 50 mIU
Walgreens Pregnancy Test 100 mIU


- Common TTC abbreviations

This is a list of some of the more common TTC abbreviations. I know as a newcomer to the FB threads it can be hard to keep them all straight. I hope these will help and if anyone has any they would like added please let me know.

2WW ~ "2 week wait"; approximate time from possible conception to menstruation due date, when pregnancy tests can/should be taken
AF ~ "Aunt Flo"; your period; menstruation
AFNW ~ "Aunt Flo Not Wanted"; the day your period is expected to start (but you are hoping it doesn't!)
AO ~ anovulatory (cycle without ovulation)
BBs ~ "boobs"; breasts
BBL ~ "be back later"
BBT ~ basal body thermometer; this is used to measure your basal body temperature (when you wake up in the morning after at least 3 hours of sleep, before you start to move around); use a special BBT thermometer to take your temperature, because they measure the small changes in temperature from day to day more accurately than the regular fever thermometers
BCP ~ birth control pills
BD ~ "baby dancing"; baby-making intercourse
BFN ~ "big fat negative"; negative pregnancy test
BF ~ breast-feeding
BRB ~ "be right back"
CD ~ cycle day; a particular day in your menstrual cycle (example: CD1 is the first day of your period)
CL ~ cover line; a visual tool used to separate the low (pre-ovulatory) temps from high (post-ovulatory) temps; a coverline is typically based on the temperatures 6 days prior to ovulation
CM ~ cervical mucus; one of the most useful clues your body can give you in predicting your fertility; it can range from dry, creamy, sticky, or (the most fertile) egg white type
CF ~ cervical fluid; same as cervical mucus
CP ~ cervical position; an optional, but sometimes really useful, fertility sign; CP will generally be low, firm and closed before and after ovulation, and high, soft and open during your fertile time
DD ~ "dear daughter"
DH ~ "dear husband"
DS ~ "dear son"
DPO ~ days past ovulation; number of days from your post-ovulatory temperature rise (example: 1DPO is the day after your ovulation)
Endo ~ endometriosis (can be a fertility problem)
EDC and EDD ~ estimated date of confinement (antiquated, but still used by physicians) and estimated date of delivery
EPT ~ a brand of pregnancy test, or, generic for "early pregnancy test "
EW or EWCM ~ egg white cervical mucus; the most fertile quality CM; it is slippery, clear and stretchy, like egg whites; also EWCF
FAM ~ Fertility Awareness Method; the method of fertility and/or birth control that correlates the physical changes you experience during your cycle to predict when you are most fertile
FF ~ Fertility Friend, an online (free, for basic services) fertility charting site (website); (could also be formula feeding; check context)
FM ~ fertility monitor
FMU ~ first morning urine
FP ~ follicular phase; the phase before ovulation, where the egg matures in the ovaries
FRED ~ First Response Early Detection (pregnancy test)
HCG ~ human chorionic gonadotropin; the hormone that is present during pregnancy and what the HPT's and blood test measure to determine if you are pregnant
HTH ~ "hope that helps"
HPT ~ home pregnancy test; a urine pregnancy test you can do at home
IMHO ~ "in my humble opinion"
IMO ~ "in my opinion"
IUI ~ intra-uterine insemination
IVF ~ in vitro fertilization
KU ~ knocked up
LH ~ leutenizing hormone; the LH surge is what is measured by the OPKs; this hormone signals the egg to burst from the ovary
LP ~ luteal phase; the phase of your cycle that begins just after ovulation and continues for 10-18 days, ending with the start of your next period; during the LP, your body continues to build up the lining of your uterus, and produce hormones which would support a pregnancy; this is the time when a fertilized egg can implant into the uterine lining
NFP ~ Natural Family Planning; similar to FAM, but with abstinence during the fertile period
O, Oing, Oed ~ ovulation, ovulating, or ovulated
OPK ~ ovulation predictor kit; tests for presence of LH surge that usually precedes ovulation by 12-48 hours; these tests are quite expensive and not always accurate (if you take medication or depending on your age); these are optional when charting with FF, but if your fertility data is not clear it can bring more light and help interpret difficult cases
OS ~ Ovusoft; charting software based on TCOYF
PCOS ~ polycystic ovarian syndrome (a fertility problem)
PG ~ pregnant
PIAC ~ pee in a cup
POAS ~ pee on a stick
RE ~ reproductive endocrinologist
SA ~ semen analysis
SH ~ "sweet husband"
SO ~ "significant other"
SYS , SYL ~ See ya soon! or See ya later!
TCOYF ~ Taking Charge Of Your Fertility by Toni Weschler; a book about charting and fertility (website)
TMI ~ "too much information"
TTA ~ "trying to avoid"
TTC ~ "trying to conceive"
TTFN ~ "ta-ta for now"
TTYL , TTYS ~ "talk to you soon" or "talk to you later"

Baby Lust
06-25-2005, 08:45 PM
Our Members:

Baby Lust (http://www2.fertilityfriend.com/home/Shanes_Angel)
WC Name: Shanes_Angel
Me: Amanda/22
DH: Shane/27
Married since: 10/19/02
No longer avoiding: 10/03
Charting since: 6/04
TTC since: 3/04
Known issues/test results: B/W: 12/04 - Normal! SA-high count, lower motility and no ovulation; 50mg Clomid April/May; Chemical pregnancy 6/13; 100mg Clomid June

Babylove (http://www.ovusoft.com/forum/chart.asp?id=lotsofbabylove)
Me: babylove (Tracee)
DH: Kevin
married: 08/31/03
Off BCP: November 2004
TTC: March 2005
Known issues: m/c @ 6w4d in April 2005; short LP corrected w/ progesterone supplements

Bellefior (http://www2.fertilityfriend.com/home/6231d)
WC Name: Bellefior
ME: 36
DH: 35
Married since: 5/31/03
Off BCP since: 5/05
TTC since: 5/05
Charting since: 5/05
Known issues/test results: None

CTs Punkin (http://www2.fertilityfriend.com/home/mmthomas)
WC username: ManzekM
ME: MMT age 33
DH: CT age 36
Married: 11/04
Off BCP: 12/04
TTC since: 01/05
Issues: Long cycles

DallasLady (http://www2.fertilityfriend.com/home/1b17d)
WC Name: Dallas_Lady
Me: Giovanna, 25
DH: Tony, 39
Married since: 9-21-2001
Off BCP since: Nov. 2002
TTC since: Jan. 2005
Charting since: Nov. 2002
Known issues/test results: None (yet)

dlj78 (http://www.ovusoft.com/forum/chart.asp?id=dlj78)
WC Name: dlk78
Me: Dana/27
DH: Nick/31
Married since: 9/18/04
Off BCP since: 2/2005
TTC since: 6/2005
Charting since: 2/2005
Known issues/test results: none that I know

ds2003 (http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/ds2003)
Me: 27
DH: 31
Married since: 11/08/03
Off BCP: 12/03
TTC since: 6/04
Charting since: 7/04
Known issues: dx PCOS 7/04, annovulatory
Test results: DH's SA is normal; HSG 1/14/05 - tubes are clear; Ovarian Drilling 5/20/05 - other than PCO everything is normal and tubes are still clear
Meds: Currently only taking 1500mg Metformin; 3 failed cycles of Clomid (50, 100, 150 mg); If no O by 6wks post-op, retry Clomid or try Femara in next cycle.

Elenitsa (http://www.ovusoft.com/forum/chart.asp?cycle=13&id=elenitsa&tc=0&p=)
Me: Eleni/30
DH: Vasilis/39
Married since: 01.31.04
Off BCP since: never on it
TTC since: June 2005
Charting since: 2004
Known issues/test results: none

Flygirl (http://www2.fertilityfriend.com/home/flygirl)
WC Name: flygirl
Me: Jen, 30
DH: Jeff, 35
Married since: 2/22/03
Off BCP since: 4/03
TTC since: Still a cheerleader
Charting since: 4/04
Known issues/test results: none

Freckles
WC Name: ilovepac
ME: 29
DH: 36
Married since: 2/1/03
Off BCP since: Never really on BCPs
TTC since: 6/04
Charting since: 9/04
Known issues/test results:Too many issues to list here, but suffice to say I am taking a drug ****tail of clomid 100 mg, progesterone, and estrogen.

Gator97 (http://www2.fertilityfriend.com/home/84b2d)
WC Name: gator97
Me: Kristen/29
DH: Peter/29
Married since: 11/06/04
Off BCP since: 12/04
TTC since: 2/05
Charting since: 12/04
Known issues/test results:none

GMB4503 (http://www2.fertilityfriend.com/home/28f73)
WC Name: gc2003
Me: Gina/26
DH: Steve/26
Married since: April 5, 2003
Off BCP since: June 04
TTC since: Oct 04

Guinness (http://www.ovusoft.com/forum/chart.asp?cycle=9&id=guinness&tc=0&p=)
Me: Caroline (30)
DH: Tom (31)
Married since: 4/25/03
Off BCP since: 8/04
TTC since: 6/05
Charting since: 8/04
Known issues/test results: None

hbeshore (http://www2.fertilityfriend.com/home/721bb)
WC name: htravelo
Me: Holly, 29
DH: Jason, 31
Married since: 6/19/04
Off BCP: 10/03 (I think)
TTC since: 9/04 off and on
Charting Since: 1/2005
No Known Issues

Heidi0622 (http://www2.fertilityfriend.com/home/549f8)
Me: Heidi / 28
DH: Mike / 29
Married: 6/22/02
TTC since: 3/04
Charting since: 6/04
Known issues: m/c at 5.5 wks 10/04, SA excellent, saline u/s all clear, bw normal, unexplained IF, started 50mg Clomid 06/05

Ilovemygeek (http://www2.fertilityfriend.com/home/bec65)
WC Name: Ilovemygeek
Me: Rachel (22)
DH: Trevor (23)
Married since: June 8, 2002
Off BCP since: June 12, 2005
TTC since: As soon as my cycles regulate themselves
Charting since: June 12, 2002

JodyLovesScotty (http://www2.fertilityfriend.com/home/875bf)
WC Name: jodylovesscotty
Me: Jody, 31
DH: Scott, 31
Married Since: August 30, 2003
Off BCP Since: At least 10 years now
Charting Since: January 2005
Known Issues: None

Kaeden's Mommy (http://www2.fertilityfriend.com/home/bcdb2)
Me: Kelly, 24
DH: Jared, 23
Married since: 8/2/03
DS: Kaeden: 8/15/04
TTC since: April 2005
Charting since: June 2005
Known issues/test results: none

Katmg (http://www2.fertilityfriend.com/home/89994)
Me: Katmg, 26
DH: Jim, 30
Married since: Nov. 8, 2003
Off BCP since: 05/04
Charting since: 08/04
TTC since: 05/05

Kopper (http://www2.fertilityfriend.com/home/9e5e6)
WC Name: Kopper
Me: Kopper/26
DH: 28
Married since: 9/21/02
Off BCP since: Sometime in 2001
TTC since: 7/04
Charting since: 3/05
Known issues/test results: None

LittleStar (http://www2.fertilityfriend.com/home/c204a)
Me: Julie (30)
DH: Bradley (31)
Married: 3/10/2001
Off BCP: 6/2005
TTC: 6/2005

Lizard (http://www2.fertilityfriend.com/home/af125)
Me: Liz (30)
DH: Chris (33)
Married since: Sept. 20, 2003
Off BCP since: May 2005
TTC since: May 2005
Charting since: May 2005
Known issues/test results: none

Marteneym (http://www2.fertilityfriend.com/home/7fa78)
WC Name: marteneym
Me: 22
DH: 27
Married since: October 4, 2003
SWH since: October 2004
TTC since: December 2004
Off BCP since: September 2004
Known issues/test results: None

MMHinCA
WC Name: july26bride
Me: M (27)
DH: E (29)
Married since: July.26.2003
Off BCP since: June.2005
TTC since: June.2005
Charting since: June.23.2005
Known issues/test results: None yet.

MrsCantDecide ( http://www2.fertilityfriend.com/home/59e5b)
WC Name: MissCantDecide
Me: Stefani/28
DH: Shane/31 (on 7/11)
Married since: May 4th, 2002
Off BCP since: March 2004
TTC since: July 2004
Charting since: July 2004
Known issues/test results: Short LP

mrsT2b2003 (http://www2.fertilityfriend.com/home/alt)
WC Name: mrsT2b2002
Me:30
DH:36
Married since: 9/7/03
Charting since: 2/05
Known issues/test results: None

ShannonGH (http://www2.fertilityfriend.com/home/ShannonGH)
Me: Shannon (28)
Dh: Burton (32)
Married: 10/19/02
Charting since: 5/03
TTC since: 6/05
Known issues: Short LP

ShelbyMay
Me: Shelby/25
DH: James/27
Married since: 5/17/03
Off BCP since: early September 2004
TTC since: 2/16/05
Charting since: 9/08/04
Known issues/test results: possible semen allergy/antibodies

SilentBunny (http://www2.fertilityfriend.com/home/ae6c8)
Me: Kirsten,34
DH: Sean, 31
Married since: May 22, 2004
Off BCP since: End of january, 2005
TTC since:February 2005
Charting since: Consistently since April 7, 2005
Known issues: Crazy-ass long cycles which run in the family

Tunibell (http://www2.fertilityfriend.com/home/59461)
WC Name: tunibell
Me: Jessika, 30
DH: Pete, 28
Married Since: June 12, 2004
Off BCP Since: April 2005
Charting Since: April 2005
Known Issues: None

UTChick (http://www2.fertilityfriend.com/home/bf25d)
WC name: UTchick
Me: Kathy 27 (28 in August)
DH: Mike 34
Married since: September 20, 2003
Off BCP since: December 2004
TTC since: May 2005
Charting since: May 2005




Post away! :D


http://www.pattisimmons.net/fisher/nakedboy3.jpg

babylove
06-25-2005, 08:48 PM
Me: babylove (Tracee)
DH: Kevin
married: 08/31/03
Off BCP: November 2004
TTC: March 2005
Known issues: m/c @ 6w4d in April 2005; short LP corrected w/ progesterone supplements

Here is the link to my chart (http://www.ovusoft.com/forum/chart.asp?id=lotsofbabylove)


Question...is this thread different from the other TTC in 2005 thread?

kmmommy
06-25-2005, 08:56 PM
Yay!

Me: Kelly, 24
DH: Jared, 23
Married since: 8/2/03
DS: Kaeden: 8/15/04
TTC since: April 2005
Charting since: June 2005
Known issues/test results: none
My chart: FF chart (http://www2.fertilityfriend.com/home/bcdb2)
Current status: waiting to O

How do I post my chart from ff?

Baby Lust
06-25-2005, 08:59 PM
To post your FF chart, go to your chart, click on "Sharing", then "Home Page Setup". Your chart link will be right at the top.

Welcome! :D



My stats:
WC Name: Shanes_Angel
Me: Amanda/22
DH: Shane/27
Married since: 10/19/02
No longer avoiding: 10/03
Charting since: 6/04
TTC since: 3/04
Chart: My chart (http://www2.fertilityfriend.com/home/Shanes_Angel)
Known issues/test results: B/W: 12/04 - Normal! SA-high count, lower motility and no ovulation; 50mg Clomid April/May; Chemical pregnancy 6/13; 100mg Clomid June
Current Status: Waiting to O

Baby Lust
06-25-2005, 08:59 PM
This one is different because this is w/ charting. The other thread is just TTC.

Sevilla
06-25-2005, 09:02 PM
Hey, i'm happy to help with chart interpretations and stuff (i've been charting for almost 3 years now). :)

Baby Lust
06-25-2005, 09:08 PM
Welcome Sevilla! Are you TTC as well? Or would you like to be our official cheerleader? :D We could definitely use your help! I know we always have tons of questions! :p

babylove
06-25-2005, 09:08 PM
Hi Sevilla! I remember you from the TTA (?) thread on WC...right? I was KevinsBride then.

kmmommy
06-25-2005, 09:12 PM
Thanks! Here's my chart:FF chart (http://www2.fertilityfriend.com/home/bcdb2)

I already have a question about my temps. Are they supposed to fluctuate that much? I just started temping and don't have much of a clue what I'm doing.

Baby Lust
06-25-2005, 09:15 PM
Typically, your temps do fluctuate during AF, and your are actually fairly normal! That's great! They will always come down from your post-O temps, then become steady, then shoot back up when you O.


I will add your chart right now! :)

kmmommy
06-25-2005, 09:26 PM
Thanks!

BTW, I was going to mention this before, but I think I know your DH. I'm from the same state as you and may have met him during HS or something. Just thought that was interesting!

Sevilla
06-25-2005, 09:27 PM
Oh, i'll be a cheerleader since we're not officially TTC yet :).

Kaedan's: Your chart looks totally normal. Don't worry too much about interpreting at this point or anything like that--just take down your signs as you see them and things will be much clearer in hindsight after you've ovulated. Once you've charted for a few cycles things make a ton more sense throughout your cycle and aren't as confusing.

kmmommy
06-25-2005, 09:36 PM
Thanks Sevilla.

I've been charting for a few years, but never temped before. I prefer NFP to BC because I like to understand my body. But, oh boy do things change once you have a baby. I don't know what's going on with my cycle anymore. I'm hoping experts like you and Amanda can help.

Baby Lust
06-25-2005, 09:41 PM
Kelly, Are you talking to me?! :eek: That is so strange! Where are you from? I am from Bismarck and DH is from Center. That would be SO weird!!! :eek:

kmmommy
06-25-2005, 10:12 PM
I'm from a small town north of Minot - a class B school. I'll bet I've seen your DH at sporting events or maybe in college. He looks familiar from the pic I saw in your WC journal!

Small world, huh?!

Baby Lust
06-25-2005, 10:15 PM
Wow! That is a small world!! What town are you from? I actually graduated from St. Mary's... you are my brother's age. Crazy stuff!! :p

kmmommy
06-25-2005, 10:16 PM
I don't want to say on here. You can private message me if you like.

I graduated from NDSU.

ETA: I know a few people from Bismarck.

DallasLady
06-26-2005, 08:20 AM
I'm here! I hope all our old members find their way!!


WC Name: Dallas_Lady
Me: Giovanna, 25
DH: TOny, 39
Married since: 9-21-2001
Off BCP since: Nov. 2002
TTC since: Jan. 2005
Charting since: NOv. 2002
Known issues/test results: None (yet)
Chart: http://www2.fertilityfriend.com/home/1b17d
Current status: Waiting to O, testing week of July 4

katmg
06-26-2005, 08:32 AM
I'm here!

Me: Katmg, 26
DH: Jim, 30
Married since: Nov. 8, 2003
Off BCP since: 05/04
Charting since: 08/04
TTC since: 05/05
Chart link:http://www2.fertilityfriend.com/home/89994
Current status:Testing 6/27

Bellefior
06-26-2005, 08:35 AM
Bellefior reporting in!

WC Name: Bellefior
ME: 36
DH: 35
Married since: 5/31/03
Off BCP since: 5/05
TTC since: 5/05
Charting since: 5/05
Known issues/test results:
Chart: Link to my Chart (http://www2.fertilityfriend.com/home/6231d)
Current status: waiting to O

jodylovesscotty
06-26-2005, 09:08 AM
I'd like to join as well.

Here are my stats:
WC Name: jodylovesscotty
Me: Jody, 31
DH: Scott, 31
Married Since: August 30, 2003
Off BCP Since: At least 10 years now
Charting Since: January 2005
Known Issues: None
Chart: http://www2.fertilityfriend.com/home/875bf
Current Status: Testing July 1st

kmmommy
06-26-2005, 09:09 AM
Welcome girls! Good to see more familiar people over here!

Baby Lust
06-26-2005, 10:10 AM
Updated to here!

Welcome ladies! It's great to see you! Aren't these boards awesome?! :D

Kat, Your chart looks amazing!!! I will have to stop in here first thing tomorrow morning for your test results! :cool:

kmmommy
06-26-2005, 10:57 AM
Question: I turned off my alarm this morning so I didn't temp. Is it a big deal or not really since I just finished AF?

Baby Lust
06-26-2005, 11:02 AM
Not a big deal since you are just ending AF. Sometimes I just temp when I wake up, then record the time on my chart so if it is a screwy temp, I know why. HTH! :)

tunibell
06-26-2005, 12:30 PM
Love, love, love the new home.

Here are my stats:
WC Name: tunibell
Me: Jessika, 30
DH: Pete, 28
Married Since: June 12, 2004
Off BCP Since: April 2005
Charting Since: April 2005
Known Issues: None
Chart: http://www2.fertilityfriend.com/home/59461
Current Status: Waiting to O

kmmommy
06-26-2005, 12:33 PM
Welcome tuni!

It's really great over here!

babylove
06-26-2005, 01:08 PM
Welcome to the newbies!! I *love* our new home and I am so glad to see you all over here!

Bellefior
06-26-2005, 01:37 PM
Ladies, not sure how many of you read my update at WC, but here goes. Apologies for those of you who have already read it, or some version of it.

I'm currently at CD 11 with some weird temp swings, and one low temp around CD7 which made me think I might be O'ing, but my temps are sort of back to where they should be for pre-O temps and no cross-haris from FF so I am inclined to think it was a weird aberration. Or it could be lack of sleep, which is probably explained by the next bits.

Now for the not so good news. My stress level ratcheted up several levels on Friday. DH left his old job, went to a new one, and in the boss's words, was doing an "excellent job". And you know what? He was let go after 3 weeks because the person they originally wanted came back and told the boss she was available! How low is that??? His old boss was so pissed that he left that he'd never sign off on an unemployment claim, and DH didn't work long enough for this new guy to be able to apply. He was working as an independent contractor, but was going to be put on the books as an employee, he even filled out the W-4 forms early last week! Because he technically wasn't an employee yet, he's probably screwed when it comes to unemployment benefits.

I'm so mad :mad: I'd like to go down there and beat the living daylights out of this guy for screwing with my husband's head. As I told my husband, its not even the money issue because we can get by and be comfortable. We're not going to fall behind on our bills, we have a roof over our heads, we're not going to starve, we have some savings in the bank and we are going to do alright. But what I am upset about is that boss f-ed with his head and made him feel like he's worthless, even though he's not and he is one of the hardest working individuals you would ever meet! That is their big loss.

But we most definitely did not need the added stress as we TTC our first. When I came home on Friday and found my DH home before me and he told me what had happened, I felt like a ton of bricks had hit me. Then he told me that this was not going to affect our decision to try and get pregnant I wanted just to sit down and cry. I'm doing better now (within reason) and DH is going to be actively job search come tommorrow. He has a lot of contacts, so hopefully he won't be out of work long. I just dread telling our respective sets of parents. We didn't tell them over the weekend, because we wanted them to enjoy it, but DH will be telling both of them tommorrow.

kmmommy
06-26-2005, 01:46 PM
Sorry to hear what you're going through Bellefior. I'll be thinking of you and your DH that things work out soon.

Freckles
06-26-2005, 02:19 PM
I'd like to join as well, even though I have always tended to be very private with our TTC journey. Maybe this will be a great spot for support. ;)

WC Name: ilovepac
ME: 29
DH: 36
Married since: 2/1/03
Off BCP since: Never really on BCPs
TTC since: 6/04
Charting since: 9/04
Known issues/test results:Too many issues to list here, but suffice to say I am taking a drug cocktail of clomid 100 mg, progesterone, and estrogen.
Chart:
Current status: Waiting to test...

*Babydust to all*

ETA: Bellefior I am so sorry for your hubby. What an awful thing for the company to do to him. :(

babylove
06-26-2005, 02:23 PM
Bellefior ~ I am so sorry to hear about what happened with your husband's job situation. What his boss did is terrible. Does he have any legal recourse for what happened (i.e. at-will employee vs. contractual employee)? I hope it works out for you. It sounds like your husband won't have trouble finding another job b/c his former (albeit brief) employer will probably give him a glowing recommendation (if he knows what's good for him!)

***

Totally pounced on DH this afternoon after finding some possible EWCM! :D He was pretty excited about it, needless to say!

Question:Has anyone ever used Robitussin to stimulate EWCM? If so, how much/how often? TIA!

LittleStar
06-26-2005, 02:50 PM
I'd like to join...

Me: Julie (30)
DH: Bradley (31)
Married: 3/10/2001
Off BCP: 6/2005
TTC: 6/2005

I'm on CD5 of my first month off BCP. And I'm trying to get the hang of charting - using FF. I've read in other WC threads that the first cycle off BCP can be a little wacky, but we really wanted to get started trying. We'll see what happens :)

kmmommy
06-26-2005, 03:13 PM
Welcome Julie! Hope your stay is short, but sweet.

ShannonGH
06-26-2005, 03:19 PM
Hi ladies!!! I'm so glad Katy and her Dh started this site...it's great! And thank you to you Shanes_Angel for starting this thread!

Me: Shannon (28)
Dh: Burton (32)
Married: 10/19/02
Charting since: 5/03
TTC since: 6/05
Known issues: Short LP

Current status: Waiting to O

Chart: http://www2.fertilityfriend.com/home/ShannonGH

ShannonGH
06-26-2005, 03:42 PM
I was just trying out how to subscribe and was going to ask for help but I think I figured it out.

mrst2b2003
06-26-2005, 03:45 PM
coming over here too and checking in :) I hate the new version of WC



mrsT2b2002
Me:30
DH:36
Married since: 9/7/03
Charting since: 2/05
Known issues/test results: None
waiting to test 7/4/05[FONT=Arial]

http://www2.fertilityfriend.com/home/alt

flygirl
06-26-2005, 04:09 PM
Hey everyone! Between here, LJ & WC I think I'm going to be very confused for a few days. Hope we all come together.

Me: Jen (flygirl on WC & flygirl74 on LJ), 30
DH: Jeff, 35
Married since: 2/22/03
Off BCP since: 4/03
TTC since: Not yet
Charting since: 4/04
Known issues/test results: none
My Chart (http://www2.fertilityfriend.com/home/flygirl)
Current status: Still a cheerleader)

Bellefior, I never did say how sorry I am that you're going through this! But, in answer to your question on WC, the fact that your DH is a contractor doesn't matter. If he did ANY work for this guy AT ALL, even if he hasn't yet been paid for it, it is considered employment. If you want to PM me I may be able to walk you through it. Best of luck to your DH in finding a new job!

silentbunny
06-26-2005, 04:26 PM
Oh, yayy!! We have color at such easy access again?? Whee!

Me: Kirsten,34
DH: Sean, 31
Married since: May 22, 2004
Off BCP since: End of january, 2005
TTC since:February 2005
Charting since: Consistently since April 7, 2005
Known issues: Crazy-ass long cycles which run in the family :(
My Chart: http://www2.fertilityfriend.com/home/ae6c8
Current Status: Waiting to O

My last cycle took forever...81 days. :eek: Good lord, I hope that was still part of getting used to being off the pill and that they're not all going to be that long. However, my cycles were always long and irregular before BCPs, and I found out recently that my sister's are about 2 months each, and that my mother's were 4 months! Yipes.

The good news I have discovered through charting: I do seem to be ovulating, and my luteal phase seems like it is a normal, healthy length. The bad news: wild unpredictability, and no EWCM that I have seen. I am hoping that comes back the longer I am off BCPs...

I have forgotten how to post links, instead of whole web addresses...could someone remind me? Thanks!

Bellefior
06-26-2005, 04:43 PM
Thanks for the offer Flygirl. However, it looks like the laws in our state do not allow for an independent contractor to collect. :( We're going to verify this with the DES tommorrow, it may be because he job before this one he was on the books as an employee, had taxes withheld, etc., he may qualify anyway. At least that's what we are hoping.

Guinness
06-26-2005, 05:06 PM
I am ready to join. I have been a long time lurker on WC where I learned everything I know about charting. Now we are ready to start TTC - without the charting pressure yet ;)

Me: Caroline (30)
DH: Tom (31)
Married since: 4/25/03
Off BCP since: 8/04
TTC since: 6/05
Charting since: 8/04
Known issues/test results:
Chart: Chart (http://www.ovusoft.com/forum/chart.asp?cycle=9&id=guinness&tc=0&p=)
Current status: waiting to O

Baby Lust
06-26-2005, 05:13 PM
Updated to here!


Welcome everyone! :D
I am so glad so many people came over, and that we gained some newbies too! :D

Freckles, When will you be testing and do you have a link to your chart?

LittleStar, Do you have a link to your chart?




What do you all think about posting our CD and DPO in the subject line since we can't use tickers over here? I know they did this on WC, and I know sometimes you forget or just post a quick fly-by, but even if we did it 75% of the time, we would be able to keep track of where everyone is and can chart-stalk more easily.
Any opinions on this? :)

kmmommy
06-26-2005, 05:30 PM
Sounds like a great idea to me. I don't even remember where I'm at right now - CD6 I think. :rolleyes:

kmmommy
06-26-2005, 05:32 PM
Question again: We BD this afternoon and I just went to the bathroom and had a bit of light pink spotting. Any ideas why?

Baby Lust
06-26-2005, 05:34 PM
Kelly, It could be possible that you go scratched by something :confused: or maybe it was a little bit of blood left over from AF. I have ended AF then had a little bit of spotting a couple days later. I don't think it is anything to worry about. :)

Baby Lust
06-26-2005, 05:37 PM
Silent Bunny, To post a link, type [*url=http://whatever your link is here]Whatever text you want to replace your url[/*url] and then just take out the *s. HTH! :)

flygirl
06-26-2005, 05:43 PM
Probably left-over AF. I've had that after BD; orgasm contractions help pull the semen inside and then as it trickles out it collects any extra blood hanging around.

Could we be any more TMI here?!

Bellefior, best of luck to your DH tomorrow! I just realized I didn't clarify myself :o Some states don't allow contractors to file if they're full-time contractors. But when your benefits will actually be based on full employment it doesn't matter what exactly you did when you were laid off. If that makes sense :rolleyes: Anyway, I just hope it works out for him!!!

silentbunny
06-26-2005, 05:54 PM
Silent Bunny, To post a link, type [*url=http://whatever your link is here]Whatever text you want to replace your url[/*url] and then just take out the *s. HTH! :)

Thank you!! I am not so technically savvy, unfortunately...

I have a question about Clomid and things of that sort. When your doctor starts you on them, when in your cycle does that occur? Do you think it would be something a doctor would consider for someone with loooong, unpredicatable cycles like mine, if I am in fact ovulating? Or is it only for those who are not ovulating at all?

Thanks in advance!

Baby Lust
06-26-2005, 05:55 PM
Could we be any more TMI here?!

I was thinking the same thing! I was going to post "this may be TMI, but..." but then I realized that we always say that and no one even seems to care! :cool:

Baby Lust
06-26-2005, 05:57 PM
Thank you!! I am not so technically savvy, unfortunately...

I have a question about Clomid and things of that sort. When your doctor starts you on them, when in your cycle does that occur? Do you think it would be something a doctor would consider for someone with loooong, unpredicatable cycles like mine, if I am in fact ovulating? Or is it only for those who are not ovulating at all?

Thanks in advance!

Oops! Cross-post! I definitely think you are a perfect candidate for Clomid! It will shorten your cycles by a ton and will give you a nice strong O and will up your progesterone too! Have you talked to your Dr about it? Usually they do the fertility workup first. Definitely a SA. Then s/he will decide what cycle days are best for you. Typically, it is anywhere from CD3-7 to 6-10.

It would be worth it to ask! :) Best of luck!

silentbunny
06-26-2005, 06:04 PM
I definitely think you are a perfect candidate for Clomid! It will shorten your cycles by a ton and will give you a nice strong O and will up your progesterone too! Have you talked to your Dr about it? Usually they do the fertility workup first. Definitely a SA. Then s/he will decide what cycle days are best for you. Typically, it is anywhere from CD3-7 to 6-10.

It would be worth it to ask! :) Best of luck!

Thanks! I haven't seen a doctor yet; I am new(ish) to the area and have a new patient appointment, but it's not until July 11, and I am wondeing if that will be too late into the cycle to do anything this cycle (hello, patience? :rolleyes: ) and I am dreading another 2+ month cycle. I went to Dr on Friday to get something for the eternal cold I have been suffering with (it was an Urgent care place, but there are regular Drs there too) and I really liked the lady who took care of me...she was very interested in the TTC conversation and I am wondering about going back to her sooner rather than waiting for the July lady, who is an unknown entity.

Anyway, thanks for the info. I think I will talk to her on Monday when she calls me with teh results of my blood test, which I now know will be negative. :(

kmmommy
06-26-2005, 06:07 PM
Thanks girls - even if it's TMI I appreciate it.

I love that you girls know every time we BD...and even time of day based on charts!

Baby Lust
06-26-2005, 06:07 PM
Do you know what CD you will be on then? If you tell them about your superlong cycles, or better yet, bring your charts, typically they will start Provera to induce AF if she doesn't arrive by CD35 or something like that. I would just express to them that you don't want to wait for another long cucle. Maybe they can do the fertility workup while you are finishing out your 35-day cycle. If you like the other lady better, I would definitely call and see if she can see you! You definitely have to be comfy with your doc when it comes to TTC! :o

Baby Lust
06-26-2005, 06:09 PM
Thanks girls - even if it's TMI I appreciate it.

I love that you girls know every time we BD...and even time of day based on charts!

LMAO! Oh how true is that! :p Our DHs would be so embarassed if they read the things we post! LMAO!

kmmommy
06-26-2005, 06:12 PM
Mine would probably ask if I brag about him!! J/K

babylove
06-26-2005, 07:11 PM
Do you know anything about using Robitussin to produce EWCM??

Anyone??

kmmommy
06-26-2005, 07:11 PM
Sorry - I've never heard of that before.

I'm interested to learn more though.

flygirl
06-26-2005, 07:19 PM
Do you know anything about using Robitussin to produce EWCM??

Anyone??
No personal experience, but I know it's discussed & suggested in TCOYF.

Try taking an expectorant found in cough syrups such as Robitussin, or long-actingtablets of Humabid LA, both of which have the active ingredient guaifenesin. Along with helping to liquify mucas in the lungs, it also has the added benefit of making your cervical fluid wetter. So if you only produce sitcky or creamy cervical fluid, you could try this: 2 tsps, 3x/day, starting several days before your anticipated ovulation through to the last day of your temp shift. (Caution! Be sure to use plain Robitussin, since the other types can actually dry up your cervical fluid.)

*Sorry if this is redundant!*

Ilovemygeek
06-26-2005, 07:36 PM
Please add me! We are not "officially" trying until my cycles go back to normal (post-BCP), but we are not avoiding either.

WC Name: Ilovemygeek
Me: Rachel (22)
DH: Trevor (23)
Married since: June 8, 2002
Off BCP since: June 12, 2005
TTC since: As soon as my cycles regulate themselves :rolleyes:
Charting since: June 12, 2002
Chart: My Chart (http://www2.fertilityfriend.com/home/bec65)
Current status: waiting to O

babylove
06-26-2005, 08:20 PM
Thanks flygirl! I forgot about consulting my TCOYF. Also wondering if anyone 'round here has ever actually tried this....

Baby Lust
06-26-2005, 09:45 PM
Sorry Babylove! :o I have heard of many women using it to increase EWCM, and for some it worked, and for some it didn't. Some people complained that the taste and hassle was not worth the little bit of fertile CM they gained from it... so I don't know if it will work wonders for you or not... might be worth a try though! Good luck! Let us know how it goes if you do try it!

Baby Lust
06-26-2005, 10:00 PM
Updated to here!



For those of you who are new, or for anyone who has forgotten, we do start a new thread every month, or after 3 BFPs, whichever comes first. I will post a link to the new thread when it is up and running and will carry everything over. Hopefully I will organize it a little bit better this time. :o I don't know how many more members it is going to let me add in those 2 posts, but I will sure try! :D I'm so glad we are growing so fast! I wish more WCers would come over!



Have a good night everyone! It sucks waking up to a Monday, doesn't it? :rolleyes:

Baby Lust
06-26-2005, 10:09 PM
Ok, I am totally addicted! :o

I have a QOTD for Monday. When you BD, do you try to orgasm after "the deposit" is made or do you just go with the flow? Jody mentioned this earlier in the thread, and WebMD mentions this as well. You are supposed to orgasm after your DH in order to get the boys where they are going. So does anyone make a point of doing this?

UTChick
06-26-2005, 10:35 PM
I would like to join! I have been lurking in FP on WC for awhile and posting occasionally. I really like what has been set up here and after checking it out for the last hour or so, I think I have found my new place.

WC name: UTchick
Me: Kathy 27 (28 in August)
DH: Mike 34
Married since: September 20, 2003
Off BCP since: December 2004
TTC since: May 2005
Charting since: May 2005
Chart: My Chart (http://ttc.fertilityfriend.com/ttc/index.php)
Current Status: Waiting to O

We went off BCP several months ago because they were making me sick all the time. I wasn't ready to TTC at the time but DH was. In March we decided to "see what happens" and somewhere around the April/May timeframe I got the baby bug big time! If you look at my chart, you will see that I have been doing it half-heartedly, but now that we are serious about TTC, I will be more on top of things. I look forward to having such a supportive group to go through this with!

~Kathy

UTChick
06-26-2005, 10:40 PM
QOTD
Since it is practically Monday here, I'll get us rolling on this one. We go with the flow. I have never heard about it making a difference. DH has always been overly concerned about me having an orgasm first, so if I am supposed to after him, we have some adjustments to make!

silentbunny
06-26-2005, 11:15 PM
QOTD : Huh! Learn something new every day, I guess!! I didn't know I was supposed to go after...we are usually simultaneous, actually -- just how we do things around here. Makes sense, though...I would think simultaneous would also be good, though, wouldn't it? (And I mean that in more than a "Was it good for you?" way...)

babylove
06-27-2005, 04:47 AM
Baby Lust ~ Thanks! I don't know if I am going to try it. I invested in some preseed and that probably does the trick anyway.

QOTD ~ We just go with the flow. Between temp taking, CM observing, BD'ing, OPKs, etc. there is already enough to obsess about...I think I would go crazy if I had to time an orgasm too! LOL!

Guinness
06-27-2005, 05:56 AM
QOTD We go with the flow. This is our first month of seeing what happens while charting. Just going with the everyother day for as many days as we can ;) Perhaps if things don't happen after a few months of this, then we will try all the weapons.

I will be shocked if we actually get PG on our first cycle. I do have to say this TTC stuff is stressful. I didn't realize how much of a control person I really was until - hey, can't 'really' control when you are going to get PG. I mean we can try and hope, but it may not happen at the snap of the fingers. I hope my stay is short here, but I am prepared to be here a while.

katmg
06-27-2005, 06:45 AM
babylove - I was all excited to test this morning but my temp dropped...a bunch...so I didn't bother.

I'm pretty bummed. 13 DPO but I had a big temp drop this morning so I imagine that AF is just waiting to rear her ugly head. We'll see what happens tomorrow. :(

Lizard
06-27-2005, 07:01 AM
I decided to move over here, given all the issues on the other boards. However, we've decided not to chart this month. Since the last couple months have been fairly even and I've been having O pain, combined with the fact that we're going on some trips this month (visiting family & camping) that will hamper temping, I figured this was a good time for a quick hiatus. I might temp around O if I can, just to document the temp shift... we'll see though.

Anyways, I'm on CD 6 so you can put me into Waiting to O. Thanks. :)


Lizard (http://www2.fertilityfriend.com/home/af125)
Me: Liz (30)
DH: Chris (33)
Married since: Sept. 20, 2003
Off BCP since: May 2005
TTC since: May 2005
Charting since: May 2005
Known issues/test results: none

jodylovesscotty
06-27-2005, 07:02 AM
Katmg~ :mad: about the temp drop. Hopefully the witch will stay away.

I am currently 9dpo (obviously that is what my title says, lol). I had my temp go up again. For the last six cycles my temp always dropped on day 10 so I am anxiously awaiting what tomorrow will bring.

QOTD ~ I don't really worry about it, even though WebMD said to wait. I can't really controll it when an orgasim happens, but most times it isn't when we are BDing because that is usually as my husband calls it "just a deposit".

mrst2b2003
06-27-2005, 07:16 AM
hey ladies:)

how do I get font and color to work? I tried and it just shows up as the font or color in brackets.

thanks

gmb4503
06-27-2005, 07:39 AM
I'm finally here :)



WC Name: gc2003
Me: Gina/26
DH: Steve/26
Married since: April 5, 2003
Off BCP since: June 04
TTC since: Oct 04
Chart Link: http://www2.fertilityfriend.com/home/28f73
Current status: waiting to O

Lizard
06-27-2005, 07:45 AM
Whoops, it helps if I actually subscribe to the thread. :)

katmg
06-27-2005, 08:23 AM
jodylovesscotty - Thanks! I'm trying not to get too down about it. It's really hard - I don't know how people do this for years. I can only imagine that stress. Hopefully tomorrow's temp will go up! (for both of us!!) ;)

DallasLady
06-27-2005, 08:39 AM
Good morning!

I am 7dpo today. I didn't temp though, I was starting to obsess way too much and found myself waking up at 4 am waiting to temp. So I probably won't temp again until 12-13dpo just to see if it's still high.

I don't know if I mentioned this in the WD thread, but DH is having an SA done on July 6th. We have reason to believe he may have some issues. If he does, that will at least let us know what is going on. I know 6 cycles isn't a long time, but TCOYF says that a charter should start looking to see if something is wrong after 6 cycles.

Do any of you know where the rest of our members are? Are they over on the LJ thread? Still at WC? I hope everyone ends up over here, I love this format. But it seems like the group has been split into three parts now :(

ShannonGH
06-27-2005, 08:54 AM
Good morning! :D This new message board just puts me in a much better mood than the format of the new WC. :D

QOTD : We just go with the flow too. I agree with babylove. There's so much to stress over when TTC that if I tried to worry about one more thing I think I'd blow a gasket.

On that note, I forgot to mention earlier that even though this is our second cycle TTC, I'm not going to temp after I O. Watching and wondering about my post O temps just caused too much anxiety last cycle. I'm trying to approach this cycle with whole new, stress-free attitude...we'll see how long that lasts! :rolleyes:

A quick story: The church Dh and I have been going to for the last few months is under renovation and, therefore, the concrete floors were exposed because they're getting ready to put down new carpet next week. During the pastor's sermon, he passed out permanent markers and told us to write the answer to this question on the floor: "What do you want from God to make your lives more complete?" I got tears in my eyes as I wrote "Lord please bless us with a baby." (I've noticed I've been getting a lot more emotional lateley since TTC.) So now we'll just see what's in God's plan!

katmg, I'm so sorry about your temp drop. :(

Jody , I'll be anxious to see what your temp does tomorrow too! I hope it skyrockets!!! :D

Guinness, I totally understand what you mean about turning into a stressed out control freak! It's hard to keep everything in perspective when you're ready for a baby *right now*! Good luck and hope your stay is short and sweet! :)

Baby Lust
06-27-2005, 09:41 AM
Updated to here!
Welcome to all the "newbies"! It's great to have you!

UT, The link to your chart did not work. It goes right to the log in screen. Go ahead and post it again when you have a minute and I will throw it in. :)


MrsT, To post color and bold and stuff, it is the same as WC. Just type [*color=red]Your text here[/*color] and take out the *s. Same with bold and italic... [*b] Text[/*b]. HTH! :)

Baby Lust
06-27-2005, 10:02 AM
I just have to say that you ladies are cracking me up with the QOTD!!! :D Too funny!

Dallas, I think more girls will come over here in time. There are very few people on the LJ thread. In fact, I think MSH and I are the only ones on the roster! :o

Kat, So sorry about the temp drop! :( I hope it shoots back up tomorrow! Don't lose hope!

Jody, I will be watching your temp in the morning! :cool:


As for me, my temp plummeted this morning, which makes me think I will O today or tomorrow. I don't know if we will get any BDing in today though because I work both jobs and don't get off work until DH is already at work. :( That makes me sad! I was thinking about going home for lunch though. :cool: And then if we BD tomorrow, we should have our bases well-covered!

CTs_Punkin
06-27-2005, 10:05 AM
I want to join!

Stat:
WC username: ManzekM
ME: MMT age 33
DH: CT age 36
Married: 11/04
Off BCP: 12/04
TTC since: 01/05
Issues: not sure, this cycle is now on CD54 w/ no O in sight. DRs appt next week to hopefully sort this out.

Chart: http://www2.fertilityfriend.com/home/mmthomas

Thanks Shane's for starting up the thread over here. If you need some help threadmistressing, let me know.

MMT

Kopper
06-27-2005, 10:15 AM
Joining up!! Today is CD1. :( I have an appointment to see my ob/gyn today since we have now been trying for 11 months.

WC Name: Kopper
Me: Kopper/26
DH: 28
Married since: 9/21/02
Off BCP since: Sometime in 2001
TTC since: 7/04
Charting since: 3/05
Known issues/test results: None
Chart: http://www2.fertilityfriend.com/home/9e5e6
Current status: waiting to O

Baby Lust
06-27-2005, 10:19 AM
Updated to here! Just kidding! Hang on.... :) Ok, now that is a true statement! :p

Welcome Manzey and Kopper! :D

Kopper, So sorry about AF! :( Best of luck at your appt today! I hope you get some answers and are given some options so you are able to get preggo very soon! {{{HUGS}}}

t3h_wookiee
06-27-2005, 10:54 AM
Updated to here! Just kidding! Hang on.... :) Ok, now that is a true statement! :p

Welcome Manzey and Kopper! :D

Kopper, So sorry about AF! :( Best of luck at your appt today! I hope you get some answers and are given some options so you are able to get preggo very soon! {{{HUGS}}}


Hi Amanda! (OU here).

It's great seeing the charting thread back up and running over here. I'll be lurking in here, but not joining back up. I just want to pop in and given everyone support and congrats and such. :D

Baby Lust
06-27-2005, 10:55 AM
Hey Jess! Thanks for popping in! We can definitely use the support! If you ever want to be a cheerleader, just say the word! ;)

t3h_wookiee
06-27-2005, 10:57 AM
Actually, that sounds good to me Amanda. :) I haven't been a cheerleader since 8th grade, so that should be fun! :D

Baby Lust
06-27-2005, 11:00 AM
I'll put you in right now! Hard to picture you a cheerleader! :p LMAO!

DallasLady
06-27-2005, 11:01 AM
QOTD
We do make a point for me to have my O after he makes his deposit. I am willing to try just about anything. I'm a major control freak and being 6 months into TTC is about to make me lose my sanity.

~~~~~

I am 7dpo and I am having a weird little pain on the right side of my uterus. (At least, I think it's my uterus, it's too low to be my stomach). I am majorly obsessing about every little symptom.

t3h_wookiee
06-27-2005, 11:03 AM
I'll put you in right now! Hard to picture you a cheerleader! :p LMAO!

I know! I was only on the squad for 2 week before I got fed up with the cliqueishness. I did cheerleading back at my small elementary/middle school for 6th and 7th grades, and loved it, but we were a small little hick school and were all friends. It was quite different at the city schools. So I just joined the nerds and had more fun. :p :D

UTChick
06-27-2005, 11:06 AM
Baby Lust
Whoops! Ok, let me try this again...

Crap! I don't know what I am doing wrong! It keeps linking it back to the login page. Anyone know what I am doing wrong here?

LittleStar
06-27-2005, 11:23 AM
Let's give this a try...

My FF Chart: http://www2.fertilityfriend.com/home/c204a

My next goal - figuring out how to subscribe to a thread :)

marteneym
06-27-2005, 11:56 AM
Thanks so much for directing us over. This is so much better. I will stick around wc a while as well, but I think is is my new home.
I will have to look around this site some more. Is there a way to do a journal here?

Nothing new on the TTC front. Just checking in.

marteneym
Me: 22
DH: 27
Married since: October 4, 2003
SWH since: October 2004
TTC since: December 2004
Off BCP since: September 2004
Known issues/test results: None

Baby Lust
06-27-2005, 12:07 PM
Updated to here!

UT, To link your chart, go to your chart, click on "sharing", then "home page setup" and your chart link will be at the top of the page. HTH! :)

Star, To subscribe to a thread, go to the thread, then click on "watch this thread". Then it should reload and the link will change to "stop watching this thread". HTH! :)

Martenym, Welcome! Do you have a link to your chart? They are talking about setting up a journal section this week, but they aren't going to split them out into FP, newlyweds, etc. Keep an eye out! They will pop up! :)



Is everyone else figuring out the boards? Does anyone have questions about anything?

marteneym
06-27-2005, 12:16 PM
Let me try this...
FF Chart (http://www2.fertilityfriend.com/home/7fa78)

does anyone know how to change the size of a pic to fit?

Baby Lust
06-27-2005, 12:21 PM
Perfect! Thanks! ;) There is a thread on here that tells you how to resize pics and where you can get avatars and stuff.

UTChick
06-27-2005, 12:22 PM
Ok...I always seem to make things harder than they really are.

Third time's a charm!

My Chart (http://www2.fertilityfriend.com/home/bf25d)


It worked! Thanks Baby Lust

Baby Lust
06-27-2005, 12:29 PM
Sweet! You are updated! :cool:

aprilshowers
06-27-2005, 12:47 PM
Hi everyone! I'm so glad I found you over here. May I be the first to sprinkle some very fresh baby dust on your new home :)

~~~~~~~~~babydust~~~~~~~~~ to all! (oooh, those colors are much better than the options we had before!)

Baby Lust
06-27-2005, 12:54 PM
Hey April! I'm glad you found us too! :D And thanks for the baby dust! I am so glad everything is working out for you! In return for the baby dust, here is some *~*~*~*~*~*~*STICKY DUST*~*~*~*~*~*~* for you! :cool:

ShannonGH
06-27-2005, 01:57 PM
Hey April ! Thanks for the babydust! We could all use some around here to get this thread started with a bang!

Baby Lust, I was stalking your chart and noticed by one of your tickers that you're taking a trip to Kansas?!?! Where will you be going? I live in Kansas (Kansas City).

dlj78
06-27-2005, 01:58 PM
WC Name: dlk78
Me: Dana/27
DH: Nick/31
Married since: 9/18/04
Off BCP since: 2/2005
TTC since: 6/2005
Charting since: 2/2005
Known issues/test results: none that I know
Chart: http://www.ovusoft.com/forum/chart.asp?id=dlj78
Current status: have no clue :(

Hi everyone! I have no clue what is going on with this cycle. S/W said that I o'ed but I have no clue, it doesn't match. Anyhoo, I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone :)

~Dana

Baby Lust
06-27-2005, 02:21 PM
Updated to here!

Dana, Welcome! Looking at your chart, I would say that you O'd on CD20. OS has your CL too low, IMO. With your -OPK, I think if you would have kept taking them, you would have gotten a + around CD18. If you think you O'd on a different day, you can override OS's calculations. I have done that before, but they are usually pretty accurate. If you need help overriding, let me know. My program is on my computer at home so I will have to look, but it is under Options and Preferences I believe.

Shannon, We are going to Wichita to visit my brother. I am SO excited! I love KS! :cool: I actually used to work with insurance for KS at my current job. Everyone down there is SO nice!! :)

dlj78
06-27-2005, 02:28 PM
Thanks Baby Lust!
I stopped the OPK because I was on an antibiotic(UTI) and didn't want to waste it this cycle, lol. I think when I get home I will override it because that is way too early, for me. ;) Thanks for your input! :D

Baby Lust
06-27-2005, 02:33 PM
Dana, Looking at your previous charts, it looks like CD20 is right on track! :D See? Now you know what is going on! :cool: Would you like me to move you to a testing section? I have you in the "What the *bleep* category.

ShannonGH
06-27-2005, 02:56 PM
I love KS!

This had me LOL! I've never heard anybody say that but I will admit that it's nice to hear! :) I'm glad you've had a good experience with us Kansans! If you'll be coming in August (or even Sept), be prepared for some scorching heat. :eek: Hope you have a great visit with your brother!

Baby Lust
06-27-2005, 03:02 PM
If you'll be coming in August (or even Sept), be prepared for some scorching heat. :eek:
I know! :eek: When my bro and I went down to "scope it out", it was SO hot!!! I thought I was going to die!! We are going in the middle of Sept so I better prepare the hubster! He hates being hot and thinks 80 degrees is WAY too hot! :p

dlj78
06-27-2005, 03:31 PM
Baby Lust, I changed it to CD20. You can put me in the testing section ;) Thank you for all of your help! :D

Baby Lust
06-27-2005, 03:40 PM
Dana, You'll have to excuse my stupidity! :o :o It is definitely a Monday! I looked at the date, rather than the CD, so I think you actually O'd on CD23. That is where your temp jump makes the most sense and your CL is much more normal! Sorry! :o When will you be testing?

dlj78
06-27-2005, 03:47 PM
LOL, it's ok. I made it to CD23. I'm not sure when I should test. Usually my cycles are either 34 or 35 days. I'll get back to you on that one ;)

Baby Lust
06-27-2005, 03:53 PM
Ok, I will leave you where you are at until you get back to me. When you calculate your testing date, you should go by your Luteal Phase, not your cycle length. Your LP is always going to be almost exactly the same length. But, if you are stressed, or something delays your O, that will make your cycle longer, but your LP will stay the same. In essence, stress does not delay AF, it delays O. So if your other LPs have been 12 days, you should test on 12 or 13DPO. I hope I didn't confuse you too much! ;)

ds2003
06-27-2005, 05:43 PM
I wanna join:
Here is my info. I am also ds2003 on the WC and LJ.


Me: 27
DH: 31
Married since: 11/08/03
Off BCP: 12/03
TTC since: 6/04
Charting since: 7/04
Known issues: dx PCOS 7/04, annovulatory
Test results: DH's SA is normal; HSG 1/14/05 - tubes are clear; Ovarian Drilling 5/20/05 - other than PCO everything is normal and tubes are still clear
Meds: Currently only taking 1500mg Metformin; 3 failed cycles of Clomid (50, 100, 150 mg); If no O by 6wks post-op, retry Clomid or try Femara in next cycle.
Chart: http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/ds2003
Current status: Just waiting

babylove
06-27-2005, 06:21 PM
Welcome to all of the new members!! It's really great to have everyone in one place again :)

Well, CD 8 and getting some possible EWCM today. I still can't decipher EWCM from semen, so who the heck knows...especially after yesterdays romp ;) It's looking like my temps are a little bit more predictable (CL ~97.6) after last cycle being all over the map. As of CD1 I am taking 100 mg B6, 2 Fertility Blend caps and 1 prenatal vitamin per day....starting 2DPO I will be taking all of that plus 100 mg progesterone suppositories each day....fun stuff. I'm practically a pharmacy these days :rolleyes:

Guinness
06-27-2005, 07:13 PM
This thread is moving. Welcome to all!!

ShannonGH - Glad you can sympathsize with the control issue. Just so odd after all these years of TTA and BCP. It will all happen in good time though.

My temp rose this morning earlier than usual (CD 12). I can't think of why - maybe an early O. Last time I was high early was a looong cycle. I sure hope that doesn't happen again, especially since it is our first month TTC. It will be the longest 2WW (though the 1st probably is anyways).

LittleStar
06-27-2005, 08:03 PM
babylove , you just reminded me that I haven't taken my prenatal today!

I'm trying to decide whether to check CM this cycle (as of now, I'm just taking my temps). I'm such a planner and control freak that I'm starting to get a little anxious about when I'll O. OK - deep breath - I'm OK :)

AraEllen
06-27-2005, 08:07 PM
Hey Girls!
I came back from vacation and everything was different over there on WC! Anyway, I made it over here (same name as before). I have to stop ttc for the next month or so, because I have a heart problem that I'm going to get taken care of. Then we can ttc again! But I'm still charting and will hang around to see what is going on with everyone else.

Can someone instruct me on how to put my chart in my sig over here....I have forgotten everything!

Baby Lust
06-27-2005, 09:39 PM
DS, Would you like to be put in a testing category?

Ara, Welcome! :D Would you like me to put you under cheerleading or Temporarily TTA, or would you like to just lurk? :)

Babylove, The best advice I can give you is check your CM! It really does help! That way, if your temps are screwy, you can still go by CM. Plus, it is excellent practice! Good luck!

babylove
06-28-2005, 05:04 AM
Baby Lust ~ I wish it was that easy! I have a really hard time deciphering my CM....it seems like I always have one or two sticky days after AF and then go right to creamy. I can only remember one cycle when I had very easy to identify EWCM....now a'days, I don't know if it's semen or EWCM, even if I examine the former when I know that's what it is (ew)! Oy!

Baby Lust
06-28-2005, 06:55 AM
Morning ladies! I hope everyone finds their way over without any problems! I thought they would have a message on Clever Couples that told everyone where to go... darn!

Babylove, TCOYF says an hour after BDing, you should start doing Kegals to get the excess semen out since, by this time, it is not going to do you any good, and then afterwards, check your CM and it should be true CM. Might be worth a shot for checking after BDing. Me, personally, I check it before any BDing happens, and instead of recording in on my chart, I just make a mental note of how fertile it was. I don't care if it was creamy, sticky, or otherwise, but as soon as I see what may resemble watery or EW, I make a mental note! Might be worth a shot just to look for the fertile stuff. That's all that matters anyway! ;) Good luck!



Well, my temp is still down, so I know I didn't O yesterday, which I am happy about because DH and I only saw each other for 5 minutes before I left for work, so no BDing for me! Tonite though... and he knows it! :p


Have a great day everyone!

Baby Lust
06-28-2005, 07:02 AM
Here is the Pregnancy Test Timing study from FF. Interesting!

Out of 93,184 charts, here are the results:

Average Day Past Ovulation (DPO) for the first positive pregnancy test: 13.6 DPO
Average DPO for the first "false" negative test result: 10.3 DPO
% of pregnancy charts with a positive test at 10 DPO: 10%
% of pregnancy charts which show negative results before a positive result: 17%
Average time between expected period and first positive pregnancy test: 0.5 days before the expected period.
% of negative test results taken three days or more before the expected period day on non pregnant charts: 40.7%

Baby Lust
06-28-2005, 07:05 AM
Kat and Jody, Your charts look amazing! Kat, your temp went back up! Why didn't you test?! :eek: Good luck if you do or are or did...! :D

DallasLady
06-28-2005, 07:37 AM
Well, I said I wasn't going to temp, I was just going to ride it out and wait for AF next Monday, but I found that I was obsessing over the fact that I didn't know my temp, so I might as well obsess over actual information. I temped this morning and it is up pretty high! Implantation dip on CD6? Triphasic on CD8? Hmmmm...

katmg
06-28-2005, 08:21 AM
Baby Lust - Thanks for chart stalking me! I feel so loved!!

My temp did go up this morning. Only .1 degree but still up. I told myself last night I would test if it went up. So I tested and got a BFN. I'm pretty sure this cycle is going to end up like my cycle 2 months ago - looong LP but no pregnancy. :( I updated my FF site to include that cycle to compare to this cycle - they are soo similar. Anyway, bottom line, I'm sure AF is on her way, she's just taking her sweet time.

My mom sent my a blog of one her friend's daughter who is pregnant. It was really sweet and talked about how she was surprised by the pgncy and seeing the first ultrasound. But if I'm really honest, it just made me jealous that it wasn't me and sad that I'm not the one writing it. :(

I told DH last night I didn't know if I was moody b/c I was pg or moody b/c it was PMS or moody b/c I wasn't pg.

ShannonGH
06-28-2005, 08:56 AM
I think I'm going to buy an OPK today. Are there certain brands that are better than others?

CTs_Punkin
06-28-2005, 09:01 AM
Morning Ladies, nice to see so many of us over here in once place. I stopped by the WC, but it's pretty much a ghost town on the TTC thread. It's too bad, but they seem to have made it that much more non-user friendly, so why bother??

Besides, the newlyweds aren't the ones paying their salaries on that site, it's the brides that are buying all the stuff that advertised, so even if we do Bitch we don't have the buying power behind getting them to change anything... just my 2 cents... :o

CD55 and no o.... my CM is a cross between creamy and watery, so I'm hoping I o... if not, I guess the DR will likely induce AF when I see her next week.... I'm sure it's a stress thing... or that's what I keep telling myself anyways... pehaps hoping that it's not a "real" issue, just that we moved to a new place, new altitude, new climate... and my body is just pissed off about it :D wishful thinking I suppose..... I never had long cycles when I wasn't on BCPs... in fact they were very short with long AFs... so don't know what it's problem is.

Sorry for the book... Hope everyone out there is doing great!
MMT

Baby Lust
06-28-2005, 09:15 AM
Kat, So sorry about the BFN! :( What DPO are you, I forget... Sending you {{HUGS}} hun!

Shannon, Honestly, I think the Target brand OPKs are the best! They are so easy to read and very easy to use and best of all, cheap! :D Good luck! If you need any advice on them, I am quickly becoming an expert! :o

CT, I hope you are going to O soon! I feel so bad that you have to go through such long cycles! :( {{HUGS}} How's the new house? :D

Nice temp jump Dallas! Lookin' good! :cool:

ShannonGH
06-28-2005, 09:34 AM
Thanks BL, I will go today and get some. I have another question...as with pg tests, is it best to use FMU with OPKs? Or does it not matter? Thanks again!

dlj78
06-28-2005, 09:39 AM
I have a five day test kit for next cycle. But when should I start using it? Sorry if that is a silly question :o

Elenitsa
06-28-2005, 09:43 AM
Me: Eleni/30
DH: Vasilis/39
Married since: 01.31.04
Off BCP since: never on it
TTC since: June 2005
Charting since: 2004
Known issues/test results: none
Chart: http://www.ovusoft.com/forum/chart.asp?cycle=13&id=elenitsa&tc=0&p=
Current status: testing 6/30 - 7/4

Elenitsa
06-28-2005, 09:46 AM
do you tend to have a CL that is close to the same every month or does that wander all over the board?

Just wondering about my own CL that seems way high for my norm.

DallasLady
06-28-2005, 10:06 AM
Thanks BL, as with pg tests, is it best to use FMU with OPKs? Or does it not matter? Thanks again!

You're supposed to do OPKS midday or afternoon (I think). I never got good results when I did OPK with FMU.

Baby Lust
06-28-2005, 10:07 AM
Shannon, OPKs are the opposite of HPTs. You should test around noon or in the evening. FMU will not give you an accurate result. It is best to test twice a day for the most accurate results, but that is not always the best option since the $ does add up! So pick a time and make sure you limit your fluid intake for 4 hours before you test. Good luck!

Dana, How long is your cycle, typically? If you normally O around CD20, you will probably want to start OPKs around 4 days before, because you should get a + 1-2 days before O. I saw that you have O'd as early as CD18, so I would suggest starting them on CD16 or 17. HTH! :)

Elenitsa, Welcome! Your CL will typically be almost the same every month. It should only vary by .01 or .02 degrees.

charissa
06-28-2005, 10:10 AM
duh - wrong thread :) Sorry ladies!

ShannonGH
06-28-2005, 10:15 AM
Shannon, So pick a time and make sure you limit your fluid intake for 4 hours before you test.



Doh! So if I want to test this afternoon I guess I'd better put down this green tea, huh?. :p You are truly a wealth of knowledge! We're lucky to have you! :D Thanks again!

dlj78
06-28-2005, 10:19 AM
Thanks BL! My cycles are usually 35 days so next cycle I will start the OPK around CD 16. Thanks again for your help! :D

tunibell
06-28-2005, 10:31 AM
I had a seriously OPK+ yesterday and the day before, and my temp did go up this morning, but if this is the beginning of a thermal shift it's a pretty weak one. I'm wondering if my weak thermal shift last month and my possible weak shift this month (or even AO) indicate a lack of progesterone?

jodylovesscotty
06-28-2005, 10:54 AM
ShannonGH~ I used the target brand ones last month and I really liked them. It was the first time I used them and I actually could read them. I took mine each day at noon. Good luck (they are so reasuuring)!



Well my temp did go up :) I am only 10dpo so I think I will wait until Friday to test. My LP is usually 13 days so if the witch isn't here by then I will know to test.

Baby Lust
06-28-2005, 11:15 AM
Elenista, The link to your chart did not work. Would you please repost it when you have a moment? Thanks! :)

aprilshowers
06-28-2005, 11:47 AM
In return for the baby dust, here is some *~*~*~*~*~*~*STICKY DUST*~*~*~*~*~*~* for you! :cool:
Thank you! I will take all of that I can get! Still nervous over here. :o

I hope to see more BFPs from you ladies soon! Here's some more ~~~~~~~babydust~~~~~~~ to help out!

ShannonGH
06-28-2005, 11:58 AM
Well I just got home from Target and they were wiped clean of Target brand OPKs, so I went with Clearblue Easy instead. Those things are so stinkin pricey.

Yay Jody on your temp rise!!!!! :D I hope this is your month!!!

ds2003
06-28-2005, 12:01 PM
BabyLust. Sure you can put me in the Waiting to Test 7/3 7/9 category for now. I have a progesterone test tomorrow so Ill now by Thursday if I have really Od. If I have Od, Im going to test on 7/6.

Soulmate
06-28-2005, 12:18 PM
Not really charting anymore but still casually TTC...I just wanted to stop by and let you ladies know that I am thinking of y'all and following the pack during the WC revolt.

Baby Lust
06-28-2005, 12:33 PM
Updated to here!

Good luck at your prog test DS!

Shannon, I totally know what you mean about the CBE tests!!! :eek: Maybe they will do the trick and you won't need the Target's! :D

Hey Soulmate! Good to see ya! :cool:

heidi0622
06-28-2005, 12:34 PM
Ok, I'm joining up over here...I hope you don't mind. I feel a little guilty abandoning the Charting thread on the WC, but I just did not have the time or patience to continue that thread!

Here are my stats:

Me: Heidi / 28
DH: Mike / 29
Married: 6/22/02
TTC since: 3/04
Charting since: 6/04
Known issues: m/c at 5.5 wks 10/04, SA excellent, saline u/s all clear, bw normal, unexplained IF, started 50mg Clomid 06/05

gmb4503
06-28-2005, 12:44 PM
Today is day 3 of Clomid for me. The only thing I have noticed is that I am extremely hot all the time! At first I thought it was just the weather, but when I tempted this morning I was shocked!! 97.6 which is usually a post O temp for me.

Question: does clomid affect CM? I'd like to keep the little that I did have or gain some of course ;)

marteneym
06-28-2005, 12:48 PM
Welcome to all the WC converts and the newbies. Glad everyone is finding there way over.

Kat Sorry about the BFN. COuld still be to early. DOn't lose hope yet.

Shannon I never got a positive with the CBE and the are expensive. I tried target as well. The ones I liked the best were cheap strips from babyhopes.com. Hope you get your positive.

MMT I am rigth here with you. Hope yo uget some answers at your appt. I am planning to start Provera this week as well. {{{HUGS}}}

tunibell Hope that temp jumps up even higher tomorrow.

Soulmate Glad to see you found us over here. Hope you are doing well.

CD45 and no. I had a temp jump today but if you take a look at my chart that may mean completely nothing. It wasnt a very god post O temp. I stopped OPK's because I am sick of negatives and who knows how long this cycle could last. I was going to start Provera tonight but since I had a jump I will wait and make sure it is not some fluke O. Otherwise i will be starting Provera Tomorrow or Thursday.

Baby Lust
06-28-2005, 01:30 PM
Hey Heidi! Welcome! Did you close the WC thread or is someone else maintaining it? How's the Clomid treating you? Also, would you mind posting a link to your chart when you have a minute? Thanks!

Gina, My temps have been higher since starting Clomid, so that is normal. Typically Clomid does dry out your CM, so I would strongly suggest trying Pre-Seed! And even though you may not find any CM externally, there should still be enough internally to get the boys on the bus and on their way. ;) Good luck!

gmb4503
06-28-2005, 01:47 PM
Thanks Amanda!! I've never tried Pre-seed before. Can I buy it at any drug store?

LittleStar
06-28-2005, 02:51 PM
I have a question. I'm on CD7 of my first cycle off BCP and TTC, and I'm spotting some today. Is this b/c of going off BCP and my cycle trying to sort itself out? Should I be worried?

flygirl
06-28-2005, 02:54 PM
LittleStar, I would guess it's definitely your body regulating itself. The first cycle off BCP raretly goes according to plan. Your body was expecting more hormones once AF was gone, and when it didn't get them it started shedding whatever was left over.

LittleStar
06-28-2005, 03:08 PM
Thanks Flygirl!

marteneym
06-28-2005, 04:13 PM
WTH is going on. FF gave me back my crosshairs today at 15dpo? ANybondy have any ideas?

flygirl
06-28-2005, 04:32 PM
Your temps don't really show it, but I can how the temps since have averaged higher. Every other sign is there, though: cervix position, fertile CM, a pre-O dip. You're also showing some pretty good BDing ;). And it doesn't look like you too any OPK's then to show otherwise. I'm getting excited looking at your chart!! Go test!

marteneym
06-28-2005, 04:40 PM
Well thanks for encouraging my obsessing flygirl. I was so convinced I hadn't even O'ed yet. What a shock that would be. I am at work but I will test in the morning. If my temp is way down though I probably won't(yah right I say that now). I do have some dollar tree tests at home. I could right after work but it will probably be to diluted to work anyways. Ok, now I am way ...I don't even know what the word is... Scared, nervousm excited, afraid to get my hopes up. Although I did just get a job this week that shouldn't have even happened. Stranger things have happened.

UTChick
06-28-2005, 05:21 PM
Ok...funny thing that happened last night. I was reading some stuff for my class when DH yells from the bedroom for me to go in there. It was about 9:30pm and he had gone into work at 5:00 yesterday morning so he was lying on the bed half asleep. I asked him what he needed and he said,"Have we gotten to those, like, 5 days in a row when we have to [BD]?" I told him no, that it was actually going to be starting on the 8th when I have my O window. His response--"Oh, good, 'cause I am seriously exhausted and I was afraid you were going to jump me tonight."

How sad is that? I am going to turn into crazy obsessed, "we have to do it NOW", I just know it. Poor thing, he already sees it coming.

silentbunny
06-28-2005, 05:53 PM
"Have we gotten to those, like, 5 days in a row when we have to [BD]?" I told him no, that it was actually going to be starting on the 8th when I have my O window. His response--"Oh, good, 'cause I am seriously exhausted and I was afraid you were going to jump me tonight."

I found this very cute! Poor DH, all that sex!! :D

I am glad this thread wasmoved aesaily -- I had a moment of confusion and then frustration thinking I was going to have to move posts, which I don't know how to do...fortunately it all happened without me!

marteneym -- I hear ya. My last cycle was 81 days and I went through, I don't know...9? 10? boxes of OPKs.... I actually did finally get a + on an afternoon sample, but I shudder to think how much I spent before that happened. I can't afford to do that every month.

I am going to see a Dr tomorrow to see if I can get some tests run and find out why my cycles are so long...I only stopped BCPs in January, but mine have always been long,and this last one was just ridiculous. For those of you with known issues -- how were they discovered? Tests? Exams, Charts? I am trying to learn what to expect.

Along the lines of the dry CM, Preseed conversation...have any of you gobe the actual egg white route?

CTs_Punkin
06-28-2005, 05:54 PM
Marteney Not to discourage you.. however your chart looked similar to some Crosshairs that FF gave me earlier this month. I would first try switching your charting type (FAM, Advanced, Research) - I tried them all and sometimes Advanced would give me CH and other times Research would... I just don't want you to get discouraged if you get a BFNeutral.

Good luck and I do hope this is it for you!!!
MMT

DallasLady
06-28-2005, 06:13 PM
My last cycle was 81 days and I went through, I don't know...9? 10? boxes of OPKs.... I actually did finally get a + on an afternoon sample, but I shudder to think how much I spent before that happened. I can't afford to do that every month.

Where do you get your OPKs? I order mine online and it's way cheaper than buying them in any store. It's not an actual "kit" just OP sticks.

http://www.early-pregnancy-tests.com/

MrsCantDecide
06-28-2005, 07:26 PM
Hiya Girls! I want to join too!

Can't say I'll be able to keep up, I'm trying to do actual WORK at Work, and saying away from the internet is the only way I can do it!

That's being said.... Dear threadmistress, please add me to the roster... :D

WC Name: MissCantDecide
Me: Stefani/28
DH: Shane/31 (on 7/11)
Married since: May 4th, 2002
Off BCP since: March 2004
TTC since: July 2004
Charting since: July 2004
Known issues/test results: Short LP
Chart: http://www2.fertilityfriend.com/home/59e5b
Current status: waiting to O

babylove
06-28-2005, 07:34 PM
silentbunny ~ re: how my issues were discovered, I charted for 3 cycles before I got pg and noticed that I had a short LP. Then when I had bloodwork done right before my m/c that turned up very low progesterone (related to the short LP). Based on that, my dr prescribed progesterone supps. Good luck w/ your appointment!

ShelbyMay
06-28-2005, 08:17 PM
I haven't read through all of the posts yet, but would whoever is in charge please add me? Same screenname as on WC. Here's my info again in case you need it:

ShelbyMay
Me: Shelby/25
DH: James/27
Married since: 5/17/03
Off BCP since: early September 2004
TTC since: 2/16/05
Charting since: 9/08/04
Known issues/test results: possible semen allergy/antibodies

Christy5599
06-28-2005, 08:54 PM
Hi girls,

I just wanted to come over and share my news... I got my BFP today after 29 cycles of trying and nothing wrong with us! DH and I couldn't be happier and are so looking forward to my first u/s in two and a half weeks.

I just wanted to say 'hi' and 'goodbye' and GOOD LUCK to everyone. If DH and I can hang in there it will happen for all of you!

I'm journaling over on LJ now (Christy559) if you want to email me to be added as a friend. I'm having trouble keeping track of everyone's new names!

How about a little fresh **********************BABYDUST!******************* *********

Baby Lust
06-28-2005, 08:59 PM
CONGRATULATIONS CHRISTY!!!!!


I am SO damn excited for you!!!!!!! :D Seriously doing the happy dance over here!!! :D:D:D

CTs_Punkin
06-28-2005, 09:00 PM
Congrats to our first BFP of the new thread!!!
Congrat Christy Happy, Healthy and stick 9 months to you!!

MMT

Christy5599
06-28-2005, 09:02 PM
Thank you so much! I just can't put into words how happy we are... it's just amazing!

Baby Lust
06-28-2005, 09:08 PM
Mart, I have to agree with Manz. I don't think you are 15DPO... but your temp jump today looks nice! I would definitely test tomorrow, but like Manzey said, don't be discouraged if it is a BFN. Good luck! Maybe you can roll around in Christy's potent baby dust! :p

Silentbunny, I charted for 6 months before going in for testing. I suspected I wasn't Oing, but refused to admit it. :rolleyes: So I went in and she ran some tests and said I wasn't, so we moved on to a SA and Clomid. And here I am today! :D

MCD, Welcome! :D I'll add your stats now!

Shelby, I will add yours as well! :)

Baby Lust
06-28-2005, 09:13 PM
Updated to here!

Shelby, Do you have a link to your chart? TIA! :)

MMHinCA
06-28-2005, 10:26 PM
WC Name: july26bride
Me: M (27)
DH: E (29)
Married since: July.26.2003
Off BCP since: June.2005
TTC since: June.2005
Charting since: June.23.2005
Known issues/test results: None yet.
Chart: http://www.fertilityfriend.com/ttc/
Current status: Waiting to O.

babylove
06-29-2005, 05:05 AM
CONGRATULATIONS CHRISTY5599!!!!!!

H&H 9 MO TO YOU!!!

jodylovesscotty
06-29-2005, 05:37 AM
Congratulations Christy!!! H & H 9 months to you! You definitely give me some inspiration.

Well ladies the temp made a drop this morning. I know the saying is it aint over till its over, but I am guessing I am moving on to the next cycle soon. Hubby and I had a long talk about how we learned from the OPK's this month so hopefully next month will be ours (which would be the perfect month, but I know nothing happens the way you want it). We made a BDing game plan as well :p Just trying to think positive. Heck if my cousin can get pregnant (and she never had a period due to health issues) without anything (she just found out she was already 4 months pregnant when they went to do a sonogram to find out why she wasn't getting pregnant) I know I can too. I think I can! I think I can!

Keeping my fingers crossed for katmg :D

Aletheia
06-29-2005, 06:04 AM
Hi Ladies- I'm charting TTA right now, but started taking pre-natal vits at the start of last month's LP. I'm having a bit of a weird chart- over a week of EWCM and ovulation was several days late. I'm wondering if it might have anything to do with the PNV? Do any of you still have your chart from when you began taking PNV's, or remember what it looked like?

Thanks for any help!

Lizard
06-29-2005, 06:27 AM
Congrats Christy!!! :D :D :D

katmg
06-29-2005, 06:27 AM
Congratulations Christy!! H&H 9 months to you!

Alethia - I know my LP has lengthened since I started PNV (from an avg. of 11 days to 15 days) and I've been O'ing a day or so later than I used to. I believe I have one of my first charts on PNV linked onto my chart right now if you want to look at that.

15DPO for me today - temp dropped back down today. Just waiting for AF.

aligirl
06-29-2005, 06:35 AM
Congratulations, Christy!!! :D :D

aprilshowers
06-29-2005, 06:52 AM
Wow, Christy, I am so happy for you!!! Congratulations and a very Happy and Healthy 9 months to you! I'm not sure if a March mom's thread has been started or not yet but I will probably see you over there as I am right on the border between Feb and March.

Congrats again, to both you and DH!

dlj78
06-29-2005, 07:06 AM
CONGRATULATIONS CHRISTY!!!!!

mrst2b2003
06-29-2005, 07:24 AM
had a huge dip yesterday..maybe implantation?

Trying to have the willpower to wait and test on the 4th of July.

Hopefully I can hold out.


Congratulations Christy

DallasLady
06-29-2005, 07:40 AM
Congratulations Christy!!! Have a Happy & Healthy 9 months :D :D :D

Okay, so, I broke down and tested this morning. Yeah, yeah, I know, 9dpo is too early, I must be a glutton for punishment. I use 20miu tests that I order from the internet (I wouldn't waste a $7 drug store test on 9dpo)

I took it, it was negative, I cried a little and moved on. 30 minutes later I go back to look at it and I swear I see a line. And EXTREMELY faint, I can only see it if I squint and hold it at a certain angle under bright light, line.

Now I know, a line is a line, I have said it several times to other people. But this was so faint that I think I may have been hallucinating. Not to mention the fact that it took 30 minutes to appear. So, I'll test again Friday (maybe tomorrow if I can't wait) to see if I am still hallucinating or not.

Welcome MCD- Glad you found us!

Ryan
06-29-2005, 07:46 AM
Hi girls .. I am back...

First and foremost CONGRATS CHRISTY and DALLAS LADY I HAVE MY FINGERS CROSSED.

So I have been out of town for almost 2 weeks and I come back and the WC is completely different and now I find you gals over here!!!

Anyway, I think I will be O'ing very soon.. lets say maybe 7 days... I usually ovulate on day 22 and I am currently on day 20 .. but I think I might be a little late this time... not sure why....

Well glad to be back...

Ryan

AKA RYANM33

Elenitsa
06-29-2005, 08:35 AM
Christy Congratulations!!!! H&H 9 months!

Here's my chart:http://www.ovusoft.com/forum/chart.asp?cycle=13&id=elenitsa&tc=0&p=

to replace former that didn't work.

Also, I think I'm #2 of the new thread. I didn't get to add it to my chart, but my temp went up today 98.4 @ 5:30 am (a half hour earlier than I normally temp), so I tested and I got a faint blue line! I'll try to post it later and see what you all think

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~BABY DUST ~~~~~~~~~~~~ to all the rest....

Lizard
06-29-2005, 08:39 AM
I know this is going to sound like a stupid question, but can you buy pre-natals OTC?

My OB/GYN suggested taking pre-natals since we are TTC but said any regular multivitamin would do just as well. I went to the drugstore and didn't see them in the vitamin section and am wondering if its prescription only?

Yup, I buy mine at Target... they were in the vitamin section, but they were around the "women's health" vitamins and supplements. I started mine before we started TTC, simply because I ran out of my regular vitamin and I figured I might as well buy pre-natals. Plus they come in giant 200-pills bottles, and aren't too expensive. :)

Bellefior
06-29-2005, 08:41 AM
I know this is going to sound like a stupid question, but can you buy pre-natals OTC?

My OB/GYN suggested taking pre-natals since we are TTC but said any regular multivitamin would do just as well. I went to the drugstore and didn't see them in the vitamin section and am wondering if its prescription only?

(Sorry for the out of order post, I accidentally deleted the last one to which Lizard responded, and this is a reposting. The posts are not flipping, I screwed up!)

Lizard, thanks for the recommendation, I'll check again!

UTChick
06-29-2005, 09:24 AM
Congrats Christy!
This is going to be an exciting thread!

Dallas Lady~
FYI...I have a friend who thought she had gotten a BFN, threw the test in the trash and then later that night went to empty the trash and saw the faintest of lines. She held out and testing a couple of days later and got a BFP. It could happen!! I'm sending good vibes your way.

ds2003
06-29-2005, 09:38 AM
Congrats Christy!!!

Dallas_Lady, I hope your eyes were not playing tricks on you. Hold out until Friday.

I went in for my prog test this morning. I should hear the results tomorrow. If its positive for O, I am half way thru 2WW. I plan to test next Wednesday if AF doesnt show up first.

Mindy3094
06-29-2005, 09:43 AM
Congratulations Christy!

*~*~*~babydust*~*~*~

marteneym
06-29-2005, 10:09 AM
SilentBunny Lond cycles have been the norm for me. I did have one normal cycle while on FB. I will be starting that again next month if no BFP.

MMT and Babylust Hopes are not up. BFN this morning, but econd high temp in a row.

MMH, MCD, Ryan, and Shelby Welcome!

Christy HUGE CONGRATS!

Elenitsa tiny CONGRATS! Can't wait to hear how your next test comes out.

Dallas 9dpo is way to early but that is definitley hopeful for a BFP!

Jody Sorry about the temp dip. Glad OPK's helped so much.

Mrs2TB Looks like an implant dip to me.

As I said above, I had a BFN tis morning. FF gave me back corsshairs yestetrday at 15dpo. I didn't think it really was true but it sure makes you anxious to think it oculd be. The good news is I had a SECOND high temp. I haven't had that yet. Maybe an O? The bad thing is our BD timing is not great. Of course I O when we have IL's with us for the weekend. Oh well. Just means I won't have to start provera and maybe next month on FB will be the trick.

heidi0622
06-29-2005, 10:11 AM
First things first, huge, huge congrats to Christy559! I am so thrilled for you!!!


Babylust, here is the link to my chart...thanks!!! Chart (http://www2.fertilityfriend.com/home/549f8)

Dallas, fingers crossed! Faint line at 9DPO is definitely a good sign!!! So, so hopeful for you!

Wow, I'm really liking these boards! Gotta go figure out though how to put links in my siggie now though.

tunibell
06-29-2005, 10:51 AM
Congratulations Christy559!!! Wow...29 cycles? I think you deserve a medal.

DallasLady - I've got everything crossed for you! (Legs included...fertile time being over and all. ;) )

I think I ovulated on Day 20, which would leave me at 2 DPO. FF is going to make me wait for two more temps at 97.2 or higher to confirm, though. Temp was 97.5 this morning - really high for me! (I think I must be a mouth-breather extraordinaire to have temps this low.)

ShannonGH
06-29-2005, 11:02 AM
Congratulations Christy!!!!! I am so happy for you! I agree with Tuni, I think you do deserve a medal!!! :D

ShannonGH
06-29-2005, 11:06 AM
Jody and katmg, I'm sorry about the temp drops. :(

Dallas, I hope you bring us good news on Friday!!! :)

Marteneym , yay for 2 high temps in a row!

Christy5599
06-29-2005, 11:35 AM
Thank you all so much for your good wishes and support... DH and I have been waiting so long to be able to share good news! I can't say "thank you" enough!

Bellefior
06-29-2005, 11:39 AM
I haven't O'ed yet for this month, but should this weekend (based on last month;s cycle according to FF). Figures I am going to be in a crowded beach house with my dad and my in-laws where the walls are so thin you can hear a mosquito fart in the next room (I'm not kidding, you hear everything in that house)! DH proposed going for a a little drive, just the two of us ;) !

Congrats to Christy!

ShannonGH
06-29-2005, 11:43 AM
Bellefior , oooo in a car? That sounds exciting! Dh and I have been trying to spice things up in the world of Bding, just so we're not going through the motions. We've been experimenting with different places around the house but haven't ventured out doors yet. ;) Good luck!

Lizard
06-29-2005, 11:58 AM
Oh geez Dallas, I missed your post... I have all crossables crossed for you!!! :p I really really hope it's your month!

Bellefior, we're in a similar position.... O could happen this weekend, and we're going to be on a long weekend camping, and then visiting my in-laws. Luckily we'll be camping by ourselves, so we'll be able to have fun there at least. :D

DallasLady
06-29-2005, 12:01 PM
Thanks for all the well wishes... Though I have a feeling TTC is causing me to slowly go insane and I am projecting images of faint lines where none exist.

Wait until Friday to test!?!? Surely you ladies don't really just how neurotic I am. Why else would I order a pack of 10 tests each month if not to obsessively test every single day?

marteneym
06-29-2005, 12:09 PM
Bellefior Definitely take up your DH on the drive. JUMP HIM ASAP!

Guinness
06-29-2005, 12:24 PM
Congrats Christy!! So exciting :D

Dallas Lady - rooting for you in TX ;)

Ok, question for all the charting experts. I am CD 14 and usually ovulate CD16-20, although I have been all over the place due to stress and travel. This morning I had a slight temp drop and some watery CM - not EWCM. Around 11am I felt a sharp pain on the left side - ovulation maybe :confused: So if you 'feel' ovulation is that too late to BD? We haven't BD since Sun am. Do I have a good shot if I jump him tonight if I already felt ovulation?

I have felt it before, but my temp doesn't rise for 3-4 days later, so I am never sure if I really felt it or if it was something else.

Any ideas?? TIA!!

Elenitsa
06-29-2005, 12:35 PM
Bellefior I say go for it in the house. It would take much nerve to ask what is going on? Besides, it would sorta feel like a HS thing... and sneaking around the parents. Even if they did bring it up, just tell them that you're working on grandkids... right?

But going for a drive would be fun too. DH and I have explored that avenue before... (no pun intended)

But, it does bring to mind some actor or director, either Tom Hanks or Ron Howard I forget which was talking about how all his kids are named for where they were conceived. One was the street name where the conception occured.

Baby Lust
06-29-2005, 12:45 PM
Ok, I am a little behind today as I had an off-site meeting all morning, but I will catch up and update when I get home tonite.

I see that Dallas has a faint line... fingers crossed for you girl!

And I also see that Elenista got a second line! Is it official? :D

Elenitsa
06-29-2005, 12:51 PM
Guinness I say give it a try. I think I feel something about the time that I ovulate too. But it ain't over.. till its over and the temp rise and the dry up all confirm it -- right?

Baby Lust No, only the first test with a faint line. So, its not fully confirmed yet.

MrsCantDecide
06-29-2005, 01:40 PM
Congratulations Christy!!! H&H 9 Months to you!!

Elenitsa ~ tiny congrats to you until you make it official!

Thanks for all the Welcomes Babes! (I've been reading Sushi for Beginners by Marian Keyes, and that word 'Babes' is in there all the time!)

QOTD from a couple of days ago.... ~ We just let it be... if I O, I O, if not... there's next time! ;)

Baby Lust
06-29-2005, 02:16 PM
Updated to here!

Elenitsa, Just let me know, and I will move you!

Ryan, Would you like to be added as a member? If so, would you please post your stats? Thanks! :)

lovin'it
06-29-2005, 02:23 PM
BFP!!!

I can't believe it! I am gonna be a mamma!

We got into Brazil this morning and because our flight was late getting out of the US, we missed our connection in Brazil. So, American was kind enought to put us in a hotel until the next flight.

We were exhausted once we got to the hotel, so I made my way to take a shower, when my husband noticed how dark my nipples were. Before I got in the shower, I tested with a cheap Dollar Tree test. Boy, that little second line didn't wait for me to even jump in the shower. It is solid and pretty dark!

I can't believe it still...I am just in disbelief! I thought I would wanna tell the world, but I don't wanna jinx anything...so, I will most likely wait for those 12 weeks!

I took a picture of the test, but this dumb hotel computer doesn't have a USB port!

I will do that once we get to our final destination and I can hook my laptop.

Thanks to all that followed me through this TTC thing!

Hugs to all!

Emma

DallasLady
06-29-2005, 02:30 PM
Yay Emma! Congratulations! Happy & Healthy 9 months :D :D :D

This thread is really taking off! I am so excited!

ShannonGH
06-29-2005, 02:31 PM
Congratulations Emma!!! What a wonderful way to start your vacation!! Happy and Healthy 9 to you!!!

Baby Lust
06-29-2005, 02:32 PM
CONGRATULATIONS Emma!
That is wonderful news! H & H 9 months to you! Enjoy Brazil! :D

katmg
06-29-2005, 02:37 PM
Congratulations Emma!

What a great souvenir from your trip!

As for me...AF finally showed up! Woo Hoo! I can move on to the next cycle and stop wondering - plus a nice 14 day LP. That's good. Yes. Focus. on. the. positive. Please move me to...Waiting to O.

Baby Lust
06-29-2005, 02:51 PM
Updated to here!

Kat, So sorry about AF, but you are right... you have to focus on the positive or we would never get through this journey! {{{HUGS}}}



I just wanted to let everyone know that I will have the new thread up and running tomorrow night. Let's close out July with a bang! :D (And you can take that however you want to! :cool: )

TheFuture
06-29-2005, 03:37 PM
CONGRATS TO THE BFPs!!!!!

:D :) :D :)

babylove
06-29-2005, 03:43 PM
CONGRATULATIONS LOVIN'IT!!!!! H&H 9 MO TO YOU!!!

Guiness ~ NO!! It is NOT to late to BD if you've felt O pains....I'll tell you why...back in March, at BIL's wedding, I *distinctly* remember having a sharp pain right over my right ovary--it was so painful I winced and my dad asked what was wrong. That was around 8pm on a Sat night. DH and I happened to BD the next day in the morning (and in the afternoon actually :o ) and lo and behold, I was pg that cycle!!!! GET THEE TO THY HUBBY!!!

ilovepink
06-29-2005, 04:29 PM
OMG! Congrats Christy! I remember you from the other TTC thread! How exciting! :D

kmmommy
06-29-2005, 04:49 PM
Congrats Christy!

Wishing you a happy and healthy 9 months!

jeeplover
06-29-2005, 05:04 PM
I made it here from the WC-it was so lonely over there!

WC name: htravelo
Me: Holly, 29
DH: Jason, 31
Married since: 6/19/04
Off BCP: 10/03 (I think)
TTC since: 9/04 off and on
Charting Since: 1/2005
No Known Issues
Current Status: Waiting to O

ds2003
06-29-2005, 05:23 PM
Congrats Emma!!!!


I have wonderful news. I got a call from the nurse and she told me I ovulated. This is the first time I've ovulated since we started TTC 13 months ago. I had ovarian drilling done on May 20 and was just hoping and praying that it would straighten out my hormones. If there is no AF in the next 7-10 days I go in for a pg test.

Guinness
06-29-2005, 05:24 PM
Wow more BFPs - CONGRATS

Can't believe this thread just opened and it is onto the next :cool:

Thanks for the feedback Elenitsa and Babylove - we'll give it a shot!!

It is weird because Ovusoft says if we conceive this cycle our due date will be my birthday!! Of course where that leads my mind is that I was conceived around 4th of July and my brother was as well 3 years before (we had the same due date, 3 yrs apart of course). Either that means fertility is in the genes only one time per year (the 4th), or my parents only BD one time per year ;) I always thought the latter, but better make sure to capatalize on the possible 1x/yr fertility!!

marteneym
06-29-2005, 05:56 PM
Emma CONGRATS! Have a wonderful vacation. Can't wait to see that pic.

Kat Sorry about AF!

Welcome to CC hbeshore
All these new names to remember. :)

ds2003 YAY FOR O! WOO HOO! I am so excited for you. I hope it results in a huge BFP!

Baby Lust
06-29-2005, 06:43 PM
Updated to here!

hb, Welcome! Do you have a link to your chart?

ds, Woohoo for Oing! :D That is wonderful news!!!

jeeplover
06-29-2005, 06:49 PM
Updated to here!

hb, Welcome! Do you have a link to your chart?

ds, Woohoo for Oing! :D That is wonderful news!!!

Ooops sorry I forgot to put a link to my chart:

My FF Chart (http://www2.fertilityfriend.com/home/721bb)

Baby Lust
06-29-2005, 06:59 PM
Got ya updated! Thanks! :D

t3h_wookiee
06-29-2005, 09:03 PM
Congrats Christy!!! :D

babylove
06-30-2005, 04:52 AM
CD11 for me and until this morning, my temps have been pretty stable around 97.55. This morning my temp went up to 97.74 but I have ALL negative OPKs (I take them twice a day--once in the AM and once in the PM). And I haven't really noticed any EWCM yet (though I never really get much and I can never tell the difference b/t EWCM and semen). Could it be a fluke? I did have an extra blanket on the bed last night.....

I guess I won't know until tomorrow if it's a fluke...but if I did O yesterday, we BD'd O -1 so I guess that's still ok. But not great :(

aligirl
06-30-2005, 06:39 AM
Congratulations, Emma!! :D :D

Baby Lust
06-30-2005, 07:05 AM
BL, I highly doubt you have O'd. Ovusoft doesn't like to give out an O before you even get to your fertile window, so I doubt you will get CHs. This temp was most likely a fluke, but it really isn't that much higher than you have been. As you know, only the next 2 temps will tell! :cool:

DallasLady
06-30-2005, 08:08 AM
Remember my super-faint "I think I may be hallucinating" line from yesterday???

Well, I took another test this morning. I know, I should have waited, but, I took it anyway. I took it at 6:30 am. There was no line. Not even a hallucinating line. I left it sitting on the counter and went on with my morning. 2 hours later, I go back into the bathroom and there is a faint line. I can definitely see it. I'm not hallucinating this time.

But it took 2 hours to appear, so I am not counting it as a BFP. For me it will probably take AF being a week late and 10 dark lines for me to really believe it, though.

katmg
06-30-2005, 08:16 AM
So Dallas Lady, can I issue a teeny tiny congrats to you until you're willing to believe that a line is a line is a line? :D

CTs_Punkin
06-30-2005, 08:22 AM
Just a quick drive by post to say congrats to all the BFPs!! Happy & Healthy 9 months to you.

Just hanging out at CD57... so nothing new to update. Hope you are all well.
MMT

flygirl
06-30-2005, 08:29 AM
Congrats Emma & Christy!! (and hopefully Dallas & Ellenista!)

Very happy & healthy 9m!

gmb4503
06-30-2005, 08:30 AM
Today is CD9 and my last Clomid pill. Let the BD fest begin :D

Congrats to the BFP's!!!

aprilshowers
06-30-2005, 08:50 AM
Congrats, Emma!!! H&H 9 months to you!

~*~*~*~*~*~babydust~*~*~*~*~*~ for the rest of you!

And a special note for Dallas. I'm so sorry you're going through this rollercoaster, sweetie. And I don't mean to burst your bubble but please, for the love of God and your sanity, throw out the test after you first read the result! It is true that you may be in the very early stages of a pregancy, but you may just be getting evaporation lines - those internet cheapies are notorious for them. And especially if the line is so faint you're not seeing any color. That said, your chart is looking promising so hopefully you will get a real bright pink line in a couple of days! Is there any way you can add your current chart to that comparison graph so we can help you obsess over it? ;)

DallasLady
06-30-2005, 09:10 AM
aprilshowers

No need to apologize, I'm really ok with it all! I know that you are probably right, that's why I am not getting excited about it. I am a glutton for punishment, I guess. I have been thinking I am probably seeing evaporation lines, which is why I don't think it's a BFP.

gator97
06-30-2005, 09:56 AM
I was only out of town for 5 days and all of a sudden we are at a new place! Thanks to Baby Lust (aka Shanes_Angel) for setting us up in the new digs.

I'd like to join;
WC Name: gator97
Me: Kristen/29
DH: Peter/29
Married since: 11/06/04
Off BCP since: 12/04
TTC since: 2/05
Charting since: 12/04
Known issues/test results:none
Chart: FF Chart (http://www2.fertilityfriend.com/home/84b2d)
Current status: waiting to O

Back to CD 1 for me. A short cycle this time. It was only 25 days (usually 30 days but anywhere from 29-38 days). I have very incomplete charting due to sharing rooms with people this month! First, I was at a conference and sharing a room with a colleague (whose 21 year old son just conceived an oops baby so explaining the whole charting thing.. . ) When I returned, my temps were post-O high?!?!?! That would mean I O-ed CD14 or earlier!!! I usually O CD18, and once about a week later. . . but never earlier!

Then, this week I thought we'd be sharing a room with family so I didn't even take the BBT. Turns out, the in-laws are so desperate for grandkids, we got our own room!!! It was fun enduring the grandkids comments all weekend. . they don't know that we are trying. We just kept telling them we were going to get a new "grandpuppy" (as they call our current dog).

Congrats to all the BFPs!

Elenitsa
06-30-2005, 10:00 AM
ds2003 I am so glad for you and getting a confirmation on O'ing. Hope that in short order you will have BFP.

I haven't tested again, but the temps are steady and high. 98.4 again this am. I probably won't test for a few days b/c the test i have are like 40 sensitivity.

UTChick
06-30-2005, 10:00 AM
Congrats to all the BFPs! I am so excited for you all!!

Meanwhile, it's boring over in my world...still waiting to O.

ShannonGH
06-30-2005, 12:31 PM
I'm truly a TTC mad woman! I had EWCM yesterday afternoon and Dh was out of town on business so what do I do?!?! I drive 3 hours to where he was so we could bd. :o We did end up going out to dinner and I stayed in his hotel room so I looked at it like a mini-vacation (a VERY quick one!). I got back this morning. Oh, the things I'll do for a BFP! Dh says that if we do get a BFP this cycle that it will sure make for a good story! Hell, it makes for a good story even if we don't get a BFP. :rolleyes:

Yay ds2003 for Oing!!! Just out of curiousity, what is ovarian drilling?

Dallas, I'm so hoping those weren't just evap lines. I obviously know what TTCing can do to one's mental well-being (due to my story above)!

marteneym
06-30-2005, 12:34 PM
Good for you Shannon! Way to take control of TTC. A girls gotta do what a girls gotta do. HEE HEE! I hope yo udo get your BFP. That would be so funny.

jeeplover
06-30-2005, 01:00 PM
Shannon that is hysterical but good for you! I bet DH loved it though! You are a woman on a mission!

DallasLady
06-30-2005, 01:13 PM
That's awesome, Shannon! I probably would have done the same thing. I hope our kids appreciate how much we wanted them!

Baby Lust
06-30-2005, 02:32 PM
Updated to here!

Welcome Gator! Sorry you had to endure the grandkids talk, but how funny that they let you have your own room! :p

Dallas, I have to agree with April. Throw away those tests after the specified time! I hope you get a BFP very soon!

Shannon, You go girl! Good for you!


Just a reminder, the new thread will be up tonite!

silentbunny
06-30-2005, 03:38 PM
ShannonGH -- Great story! Good thing your husband is so game for it!

Dallas -- I hope a clear true line is in your very near future!

As for me, I did go and see a doctor the other day. She and I had a good conversation about my body, my family history, and she ordered tests for me so I can tell what is going on. Knowledge is never a bad thing (right?), so I am excited to learn something, even if it's that everything is fine and I just need to have more sex! I had blood drawn yesterday and am set to go get an ultrasound in the next week, to see if I have any cysts, how many follicles, etc. So, that makes me happy.

Also -- Very short AF this month. Three days(?!?) and my temps are lower than they have been in the past -- just hitting 97.0. Interested to see what happens this month...

Baby Lust
06-30-2005, 03:49 PM
Silent, Glad you are getting some answers! Sounds like a very pro-active OB! :) Good luck!

babylove
06-30-2005, 04:22 PM
Baby Lust ~ Ovusoft already gave me CHs!! I think the temp was a fluke too. We'll see what happens w/ my temp tomorrow, but I will probably have to discard today's temp. I really don't think I O'd either--I still have O pains, creamy/watery CM, no + OPK....

ds2003
06-30-2005, 05:51 PM
Thanks for all the congrats. For me, ovulating is a huge milestone.

Shannon Ovarian drilling is pretty much like it sounds. It is a laparoscopic procedure where the multiple holes are put in the ovaries. I have polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and the surgery is supposed to release the excess hormones in the ovaries which caused me not to ovulate. I had the surgery done on May 20.

Shannon..It is amazing the things we do for our kids before they are even conceived. I would have driven the 3 hours too if I were in your shoes. You go girl.

Baby Lust
06-30-2005, 09:15 PM
New thread! (http://www.constantchatter.com/showthread.php?p=17852#post17852)

klav
07-21-2005, 09:38 AM
hello I'm New here just joined CC :D
here's my information
WC Name: Same
Me: koren/33
DH: dennis/32
Married since: Oct.11.2003
Off BCP since: Jan 2003
TTC since: Jan 2004
Charting since: August 2004
Known issues/test results: the only thing is I may have a tube blocked but can really tell with the HSG and Dennis is fine had his S tested. But i HAD A LAP in 2002 for pelvic pain and nothing??? :confused:
Chart: will have to let you all know later have to update it
Current status: waiting to O :confused: I've just started to take clomid about 5 day's a go finished the second perscrip. yesterday called Estradol and have about 4 day till I have to start progesteron
so that was a lot in one little post??

ShelbyMay
07-21-2005, 10:09 AM
Hey Koren,

I think you've stumbled across an old thread -- Come join us in the most recent one, here (http://www.constantchatter.com/showthread.php?p=64257#post64257).

flygirl
07-23-2005, 08:56 PM
Shoot, I guess I forgot to close this thread. Now closed :)