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02/02/2015 at 09:24
Morning all! How's everyone?
AFM - H has to do his SA today for our tests and I have my CD21 bloods on Wednesday. I'm 7DPO and I just know herself is on the way! Off to Pilates in the Gym this afternoon and then WW tonight, hoping for a 1lb loss!
Hello to all who follow x
02/02/2015 at 10:12
Hope your Hs SA goes okay, and your bloods on wednesday go well :) Fingers crossed!
Grrr at her being on her way!
Good luck at WW! Fingers crossed for 1lb+ loss!
Nothing from me :)
02/02/2015 at 11:08
My H has his SA today too.
Good luck with all your tests Tayto.
02/02/2015 at 11:34
Hope your tests go well this week tayto - sorry you think AF is on her way though.
Hi CC - hope you are ok.
Hopeful - hope your H's test goes well.
Lottie - saw your question in the last thread, I use the Clearblue digital dual hormone ones (these ones; http://uk.clearblue.com/clearblue-ovulation-test-range/clearblue-digital-ovulation-test-with-dual-hormone-indicator) - nice and easy and no trying to decipher if the lines are darker or not.
AFM - CD12, peak on OPK yesterday right on time.
Did everyone have a good weekend? x
02/02/2015 at 13:27
Sorry I went a bit AWOL - had a bit of a rough time lately.
Tayto and Hopeful, hope the tests all go ok.
AFM - Saw the specialist last week. I have uterosacral ligament endometriosis. My left ovary is completely immobile, and fused to the uterus, left uterosacral ligament and pelvic wall. I have an endometric nodule on the ligament, and they also think I have adenomyosis. They aren't able to say whether it's old endo which wasn't removed during my last surgery or whether it's grown in the last 6 months. I've been offered excision surgery, during which the surgeon could check that my tubes are open as well, but because all of the endo is around the ovary, there's a risk of damaging the ovary and/or losing eggs. Given that, and how soon it's been since my last surgery, I've decided to just stick to painkillers for the moment. On the plus side, the endo shouldn't be having any impact on my fertility, so I've been advised to keep trying another 6 months and then ask my GP for a referral for fertility tests. AF was due on Saturday, but no sign so far. I had a little low-level abdominal pain last night, so working from home today in case AF decided to show up while I was at work (didn't fancy crawling home), and so far nothing. Even the pain's worn off. Trying not to get too excited - had this a couple of times now. Every time AF shows up a few days later and the endo pain kicks in with a vengeance. Didn't bother with the OPKs or dtd everyday this month for the same reason.
02/02/2015 at 14:19
Tayto - best of luck with the tests, I hope they give you some answers soon x
CC - hello :-)
Hopeful - fingers crossed for your hubby's SA
Sally - have fun!
MR - Sorry to hear you've had a rough time, that must have been a hell of a lot to take in. Good that the endo shouldn't have an impact on your fertility but I can imagine that six months must seem like a lifetime wait.
AFM - started the injections on Friday and it really isn't too bad. I cried for about ten minutes before the first one but it was the anticipation more than anything. Now they are flying in and I don't need H there to hold my hand. On a downer, I found out by accident that my parents split up two weeks ago. I am furious that they didn't think to tell me. There's also a lot of painful memories from the past that it's dredged up which I won't go into but, long story short, it was always a house of cards that could have fallen at any given moment, we were always encouraged to just plaster on a smile for the sake of the cameras. Long term it will probably be better but it's still upsetting nonetheless. I am so so angry that they didn't tell me. I need to work out what sort of relationship I want with them as every time I see them I feel tense and stressed, and I don't want to feel like that. I don't want them coming to Copenhagen at the moment, I just can't handle it. I haven't heard a peep from my dad at all and I don't think he cares about me anyway, he has NEVER been over to visit and last time I was in town he didn't bother coming to meet us. I'm sick of it but confused as hell. Had a meltdown at work in front of the VP today which was completely accidental and I'm really embarrassed about it now but once I started crying I couldn't stop. Was the EXACT moment that all of my department trudged through the kitchen (where I was) on the way to a meeting so everyone saw. I was sent home but will be back in tomorrow, I really hope nobody thinks I'm pathetic, even though I feel it. Still, gotta concentrate on the injections and fertility stuff for the meantime - I can't cope with separation on top of that at the moment. I need all of them to stay the hell away from me for the time being.
02/02/2015 at 14:37
Enjayee- have some **hugs*** sorry to hear your news.
Good the injections going ok
02/02/2015 at 16:20
I posted a huge reply to this but MD lost it!
Hopeful - Best of luck for your H's SA
Sally - Hope this one is your turn - did you manage to DTD a good bit? How was your weekend?
MR - So sorry your endo is playing up - have you tested this month? If I was 2 days late (for definite), I'd test!
Enjayee - really sorry your parents are splitting up - you have so much going on now, this is a lot to for you to deal with. Well done on the injections & no, you're not being pathetic - again, you have a lot going on. Tonnes and tonnes of vibes that this is your month too xx
02/02/2015 at 17:49
Good Evening ladies, back for my weekly catch up lol, will try & get on more often!
Tayto- Hoping tests went/go ok & good luck tonight at ww.
C.C- Hello :-)
Hopeful- Hope H's SA goes ok
Sally- Thank you for posting the link I found it really useful!
MR- I'm sorry it sounds like you must be in a lot of pain :( at least they don't think it will affect your fertility, but will they have to monitor you more closely (WHEN!) you are pregnant? ( Thought I'd send some positive vibes there!)
Enjayee- Don't feel bad about having a mini melt down, it's understandable in your situation. I hope things improve for you soon, sending hugs x
AFM- CD28, ff hasn't detected ov but according to my opk's I ov'd about 8 days ago, af due this Sat. FF did detect an ov pattern CD 14, we dtd twice around then ff changed it's mind & took the crosshairs off! Didn't dtd around positive opk as we both had a cold! We're getting over that now but not holding out any hope for this cycle as temp been so up & down plus other things. Thanks again sally for sharing the link I'm definitely going to send for the CB dual hormone opk think we might stand a better chance rather than the cheapy ones we have been using.
02/02/2015 at 17:59
Evening Mrs LG, am I right in thinking this is your first month temping? If yes, mine did that too - it took a few months to settle. I also use the FF custom data tool to record the CB digi opks (same ones Sally uses) so I can track when I get the highs and then the all important peak. You never know though, you may not need them x
02/02/2015 at 20:42
Evening all, I'm struggling to do personals as md on a phone is a nightmare but I've read everything and am sending big hugs to all that need them, sounds like a few of you, especially MR and enjayee.
I'm back on the ttc wagon of sorts, I had a miscarriage on Friday (I was 6 weeks.) I had been slightly spotting weds and Thurs but only brown on wiping which can be quite common. Something hadn't felt right all along though and I became obsessed with hpts, to see if lines were getting darker. Although they were, I still didn't have any symptoms and it took longer than it should for the digi to.move from 1-2 to 2-3, and it definitely should have hit 3+ but never did. I had red blood overnight Thurs / Fri so saw my gp who referred me to epu with a 'threatened miscarriage' but everyone was being quite positive. The nurse in epu reassured me that as my bleeding was light there was plenty of hope etc.
I sat in the waiting room waiting for the scan and then had a few mild.but prolonged contractions, like a mini labour, and that was that. I had the scan after and it was confirmed that I'd passed it all (they think) and blood tests to give a baseline hcg to check levels are dropping. Unfortunately when I went back in today, they've not.dropped much at all which is a worry, so I'm back in on Weds for bloods and probably and internal scan.
Mentally we're largely ok. Friday was awful and I sobbed all day. Saturday I woke up and was fine, I totally believe these things happen for a reason and that the embryo wasn't viable so it was nature being clever. What's upsetting now is this slow drop of hormones because we've decided to ttc straight away rather than wait for the next cycle and the longer it takes for levels to drop, the longer it will be until I ovulate.
02/02/2015 at 20:59
Oh Mrs 50's I'm so sorry your bean didn't make it - huge huge hugs. I wish there was something I could say to help ease your pain x I hope your hormone levels drop nice and quickly so you can get back to ttc'ing. We're here for you if you need to have a rant xx
03/02/2015 at 08:18
Mrs 50s - I am so so sorry to read your update and what you've been through. I hope that you and your H are as ok as you can be in the circumstances. I hope that everything goes as well as it can do on Wednesday.... I will be thinking of you. As Tayto says, we are all here if you need to rant. It's a truly *** time so good to have an outlet. Sending you huge hugs X
03/02/2015 at 08:37
Morning all - how's things today?
Lottie - how're things with you?
AFM - Am feeling a bit excited, my temp went back up hugely again this morning giving me a very pronounced dip on 7DPO - I have had dips at 7DPO before but never this pronounced - it really resembles an implantation dip so I'm feeling hopeful! I thought about testing and mentioned it to H this morning and his sleepy response was 'what dpo are you?' - my response was '8' and his response was a very sharp 'no - don't test'!! He's away to Ireland this weekend so I've promised not to test until Monday morning. I'm probably wrong but.......
03/02/2015 at 09:46
MR - have you tested? Sorry you've been struggling lately. x
Enjayee - hugs for you sweetheart. What awful timing. Well done you for injecting yourself though! I think most people would struggle at first! Fingers crossed it works. x
MrsL.G - glad you found the link useful, I really prefer the CB ones over the cheapies, they just make it easier for me! Do let me know if you have any questions. Hope you and your H are feeling better.
Mrs50s - I am so sorry - lots of hugs heading your way. We're here for you whatever you need. x
Lottie - hope you're ok?
Tayto - weekend was good thanks, yours? We've DTD every other day since CD6 so hopefully covered (CD13 now), will carry on as I'm a bit confused about when I O'd (more below). I'm so cautiously excited for you and have my fingers crossed! Hopefully you having tests has invoked law of sod. I agree with your H though to hold of testing as long as poss. x
AFM - CD13, Peak on OPK on CD11 as yet no temp rise, but I think my sleeping pattern at the mo is just too erratic, plus it's my first month so perhaps like you tayto it'll just take a while to settle? I am waking at all sorts of times in the night so not getting a clear block of sleep, and then I'm trying to take around the same time so think it could just be messed up and not accurate. I plan on carrying on temping, DTD and crossing my fingers really! Tiny bit worried but probably over nothing.
Also had a trip to the vets last night with eldest cat, came home to her limping quite severely - got an appointment at the vets to make sure she'd not broken it and the little madam stopped limping! She started up again when we got home so must have just been hiding it. He's given her pain meds for a couple of days and see how it goes. Probably just banged it but could be beginnings of arthritis. Poor baby.
Hope everyone is ok. xx
03/02/2015 at 10:43
Morning Sally! My weekend was good too - got a bit done in the Dining Room and the Ironing Mountain has been reduced to just a few sheets!
I know messed up sleep can really screw up your temps so I wouldn't worry too much at this point. the CB digis have been fairly accurate up to now so I would go on them as your ov date. Anyway, the first month you temp, FF is cautious about giving you cross hairs unless all the signs match, i.e. EWCM, pos OPK and 3 good high temps after ov. By all means, if you have the energy, continue to DTD! How long is your cycle and LP normally?
Sorry about your cat - have you ever flashed us pics of your fur babies? Feel free to show us your felines!!
03/02/2015 at 13:42
Glad you reduced The Mountain tayto! As expected you helped, thanks lovely!
Cycle is normally 26/27 days with an LP of 13 - so the dates would be right around now anyway.
Will find some pics of the munchkins for you! x
03/02/2015 at 13:45
Ahh I'd say you have it covered then by the sounds of it!
Forgot to add that I stayed the same at WW last night - no loss at all
03/02/2015 at 14:40
Sorry for lack of personals.
Good luck to those of you who are having tests at the moment.
Mrs 50s - So sorry for your loss xx
Enjayee - Sorry to hear about your parents. Glad to hear your injections are going ok I look forward to a postive update from you soon!
I haven't been posting much recently as I've been a total grump and don't want to keep bringing the thread down, now I understand why there used to be separate ones lol! I hope everyone else is well xx
03/02/2015 at 17:23
Aww Lulu, I'm sure you couldn't be a grump even if you tried - I don't think I've ever seen a 'proper' ranty post from you! Mind yourself and you know we're here if you need us xxx
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