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^^^June Waiting to O^^^

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Re: ^^^June Waiting to O^^^

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    LMAOOOOO @ lube & porn and the search for the g-spot!!! I'm dead!
    “Be present in all things and thankful for all things.”  ~Maya Angelou

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    Me: 40    DH: 39
    Married 12.19.13
    BFP #1 1/14, MC 2/14 (6wks)
    BFP #2 1/15, MMC/D&C 3/15 (12wks)
    BFP #3 6/15, MC 8/15 (9wks)
    BFP #4 4/16, MC 4/16 (5wks)
    BFP #5 7/16, MMC 8/16 (10 wks)
    BFP #6 3/4 , EDD 11/9/17
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    @iceandsnowflakes29 Thanks for the tips! 
    I don't really know where my cervix is... :grimace: I also don't know where the g-spot is but that's an entirely different issue. Probably even a different board. 
    Amen that someone else said this! Everyone's like oh I checked my cervix and whatever whatever and I'm over here like where the eff is it?! And should I really be sticking my fingers up there to check?!..I have long nails :neutral: 
     That being said I definitely only check the TP or my underwear for CM! And then categorizing the damn stuff...I'm at a loss. yesterday the only way I could describe it is stretchy muscus with a pink hue (shockingly FF doesn't have that in the drop down box)...so i put egg white figuring it was closest to that and then FF is like jump on that pony girl today you're very fertile....ummm its cycle day 10 of a probably 40something day cycle, I don't think so. 
    UGH

    Sidenote...do they have YouTube videos for this ish?
    DH - 34, Me - 32
    Married 7/13
    TTC #1 since 10/13
    BFP 2/4/15, MC twin boys at 18w3d 5/15
    IUI #1 2/25/16

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    dubcompaniondubcompanion member
    edited June 2016
    @SoonToBeMommaHowe Well, my mama always taught me to be honest! :smile: Yeah, I did grow up to  be proud of my body (ergo, I wasn't raised to be shamed of it), but I still feel weird exploring up there. I might actually have felt it. Is the cervix tender? Something complains up there. 

    Your CM stretchy though! That's gotta amount to something, because no other CM is categorized as stretchable. So I'd put that down as EWCM. I did read somewhere once that fertile CM is not always aligned with when you ovulate, unfortunately. Sometimes the body's just gearing up for it. However, this can also be a good thing, because if you have fertile CM now, any BD you have will mean the sperm is more likely to thrive in your woman shrine until you do ovulate. In sum, you might not be O-ing today, but your body's readying you for it. I say HIO tonight just in case. :smile:

    ETA: I don't have long nails, so I'm not scratching when I'm exploring, lol..
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    @dubcompanion you're right, i should just ride that pony as per FFs recommendation ;) can't hurt right?

    Oh long nail problems...you just can't go diving into uncharted, sensitive territory. Esp without knowing what you're doing!

    DH - 34, Me - 32
    Married 7/13
    TTC #1 since 10/13
    BFP 2/4/15, MC twin boys at 18w3d 5/15
    IUI #1 2/25/16

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    @SoonToBeMommaHowe  

    I had a very hard time at first finding it. You might try hiking a leg up first. I can't find it just standing or laying down.  Start early in your cycle when it is lower. 

    Sometimes I can't reach mine. If it is so high up you can't reach it consider yourself fertile! 

    And gross but, in order to identify different types of CM, I straight up Googled pics. 
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    @allysondunn2 I usually BD EOD during high and then once I get peak I BD ED until temp shift. The cycle I got KU I never got a peak and had EOD timing. This cycle I only had 2 days of high where other cycles I've had many more high days. So what you think is right if you think you are going to dry out!

    @renneannemm @dubcompanion I think we've talked about this before but I have a extroverted uterus too. When it's high during FW I can barely touch my cervix and can never reach the opening half the time so have no idea when it's open or not.
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    @rainbowturtles LOL ... Thanks for the story and for some Cumberbatch! I'm sure your H is darling though, so that's why you keep him! :smiley:

    Yeah, when my BBT thermometer arrived on Monday, here's our exchange:

    DH: Oh, that's a BBT thermometer.
    Me: Yep, it is.    ::momentarily lull::  Do you know what it does?
    DH: It takes your temperature?
    Me: And do you know why I'm doing that?
    DH: It's to know when you're fertile. 
    Me: Right. When do you think I'll know?
    DH: When it dings like an oven timer?

    Me: 


    My DH is a smart man, but talking to him about my body and fertility is sometimes like trying to educate a toddler. :lol:
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    @iceandsnowflakes29

    i have zero clue what you might look like but picturing someone with their leg "hiked up" and their hands in mysterious places had me giggling out loud. However I have taken note of the advice and I'm sure next cycle I'll be in the bathroom with my leg on the counter in front of the mirror!
    DH - 34, Me - 32
    Married 7/13
    TTC #1 since 10/13
    BFP 2/4/15, MC twin boys at 18w3d 5/15
    IUI #1 2/25/16

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    p.s. Is it not allowed to post a picture of your OPKs? Somehow I think my one from yesterday is darker than today...is that weird?? Yesterday was CD10, today 11
    DH - 34, Me - 32
    Married 7/13
    TTC #1 since 10/13
    BFP 2/4/15, MC twin boys at 18w3d 5/15
    IUI #1 2/25/16

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    @SoonToBeMommaHowe  I've wracked my brains over my OPKS this month. No help there! 
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    @dubcompanion lol oh DH is wonderful and I'm sure yours is, too, but as you said, they can be a bit clueless ;) I haven't decided yet whether or not I want him to know exactly why I'm temping because I'm worried he could get "performance jitters" as others have mentioned, when the time comes to burn the bench! So for now I'm completely okay with him thinking I just want to track my temperature every day lol
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    Oh dear, I'm going to hurt myself trying to find my cervix. At least with locating the g-spot, it sounds like there's a reward for that scavenger hunt.

    I do appreciate everyone's guidance on this matter. I'm thinking temping and what CM will cooperate will be my charting mainstays for now!
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    You are all cracking me up today!  Which I seriously needed since I got a BFN this morning, saw a "guess what Santa's bringing us" PG announcement on FB, and got a picture of the woman at my office's baby born last night.  Ugh!  

    Also, as for the CM, getting in the mood isn't so much the problem and I can produce for that.  Just in the past, pre-MC stage of my life, if my guy were like "Hey baby ::wiggles eyebrows::" and I weren't really interested, there was enough 'stuff' down there, I'd be like, "whatevs."  Now... sometimes it's the FW and I'm like, uh... well, I'm clearly interested and I should be good to go, but where is all the EWCM I'm supposed to have pouring out of my body right now!?!

    MC #1: D&C Oct 23, 2015 (7.5 weeks)
    MC #2: July 1, 2016 (5.5 weeks)
    MC #3: October 17, 2016 (CP)
    RE #1: RPL testing November 2016-January 2017
    MC #4: Feb. 28, 2017 (CP)
    RE #2: Additional RPL testing March-November 2017
    MC #5: January 2019 (6.5 weeks)

    RE #3: More testing 2023. 
    Egg Retrieval Sept/Oct 2023, 2 good embryos after PGT-A testing.
    Surgery for endometriosis January 2024
    Lupron Depo March 2024.  Benched 3 months.  Hopefully FET after that.

    #BitterHagPartyOf1

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    For some reason it's not letting me tag people (I'm mobile bumping today) but I wanted to jump in the convo. I'm really mad I was too busy to get on yesterday because I missed so many things! 

    DH and I usually try to have relations EOD but one month I guess we were particularly randy and had a few days where we did it every day. But the time I was at like cd10 we were exhausted and I usually o on cd13 or 14. So now we try to pace ourselves. :-)

    I have only had EWCM like a handful of times in my life. I had it once before I was TTC and googled it because I had no idea what it was and why I had so much. Of course now that I'm trying to get KU its disappeared. I do have watery CM which I usually mark as fertile for me. It hasn't disappeared since my loss but I have noticed that since me mmc I have fertile cm way past ovulation and have had it up to af the last 2 cycles so I never switched to creamy. Not sure what that's all about. I have been drinking tons of water and green tea so I hope that's helping. 
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    I'm currently on CD9, cycle 6 of TTCAL. I've been offline for a couple weeks as I've had a lot going on (both good and bad things) for a few weeks.  I am so over TTC honestly, too. BFPs usually don't trigger me, but lately I am just wallowing so they seem to. I've brought up to DH a few times that maybe we should just be done and close the baby chapter. He doesn't want to give up.

    As you can see I am feeling like a downer so that is why I've stayed away. But I want you all to know I've been thinking about you guys hoping you get BFPs and that the babies stick.

    DD1 born 5/24/10.

    Missed M/C at 14 wks Feb 2012.

    DD2 born 5/14/13.

    Missed M/C at 9 wks July 2015.

    Expecting someone new 4/17/17.
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    @MooFish2364 I don't always have EWCM but usually have watery at least during FW, sometimes even after O, which always makes me think I'm totes KU. For me, watery is usually my most fertile as well. I've heard guaifenesin is useful to help thin the CM if you take it daily up until O is confirmed. Just probably not something I would do as I don't like taking extra meds. I'm more apt to just add a dab of Preseed since I've found that DH and I don't hate it. 
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    My symptom spotting has just gone to a whole new level. I haven't even ovulated and I'm feeling twinges in my lower abdomen and my FIRST thought is 'oh maybe I'm pregnant!'  Helloooo dummy, you had a doctor crank you open and mash your uterus around yesterday, that's why you're having these twinges! Like calm yourself SS, we still have a week to go. 
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    Me: 26 DH: 28  
    TTC #1 since 06/2014
    BFP #1 09/23/15. MMC discovered 11/24/2015
    BFP #2 08/24/16 EDD 05/08/17


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    CD 4 over here. after the conversation about fake wonfos on here (not sure which thread) i decided to toss the imposter wondfos i accidentally bought on amazon and restocked opk and hpt so i'm all set and ready to poas. now if i could only figure out how to fast foward time...
    TW*** Child and loss mentioned
    Married 10/12
    DS 11/14
    Ectopic 2/16
    PCOS/Ovulation Dysfunction 11/16
    IUI x 3- BFN
    Laparoscopy 3/17 Endo and tubal damage
    IVF- 4/17- 40 eggs retrieved, 10 blasts, 7 pgs tested embryos
    FET- 6/17- BFP!
    Due Feb 15, 2017
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    @brooklyngirl18 Right? After reading that convo, I had to run to my bathroom and check that I had genuine ones. They check out so far on the wrapper. 

    Anyone CD 8 or whereabouts? Otherwise I might steal @brooklyngirl18 as a cycle buddy. 
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    @dubcompanion you can steal me! what is your CD? 

    the packaging said wondfo on the back but the front said HCG and LH instead of Wondfo. I also never got a true positive on the opk even though i know i O'd from temping so i figured my peace of mind was worth the 20 bucks to restock.
    TW*** Child and loss mentioned
    Married 10/12
    DS 11/14
    Ectopic 2/16
    PCOS/Ovulation Dysfunction 11/16
    IUI x 3- BFN
    Laparoscopy 3/17 Endo and tubal damage
    IVF- 4/17- 40 eggs retrieved, 10 blasts, 7 pgs tested embryos
    FET- 6/17- BFP!
    Due Feb 15, 2017
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    CD8 today over here too. My cycles are typically 25 days but I still ovulate around CD14/15 usually. Except my Dr got me all confused and told me that if/when I start Clomid I start on CD5 and to count spotting as CD1, I've always not counted spotting. Who knows anymore, for now, today, I am CD 8 lol. 
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    Me: 26 DH: 28  
    TTC #1 since 06/2014
    BFP #1 09/23/15. MMC discovered 11/24/2015
    BFP #2 08/24/16 EDD 05/08/17


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    @brooklyngirl18 I am CD 8. :smile: A little ahead of your time but I'm happy to cheer you on either way! And agreed - much better to have the genuine stuff to ease your mind.
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    @roper2617 I've heard that before too. Normally, they say to start counting a new cycle when AF hits full force, but on Clomid, to count spotting. (Makes sense; progesterone levels are causing the spotting and that's important for timing of Clomid.)

    Anyhoo... CD 8 twins!
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    @dubcompanion wonderful! i'm warning you now, I'm an awful influence and will encourage early and often testing  >:)
    TW*** Child and loss mentioned
    Married 10/12
    DS 11/14
    Ectopic 2/16
    PCOS/Ovulation Dysfunction 11/16
    IUI x 3- BFN
    Laparoscopy 3/17 Endo and tubal damage
    IVF- 4/17- 40 eggs retrieved, 10 blasts, 7 pgs tested embryos
    FET- 6/17- BFP!
    Due Feb 15, 2017
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    dubcompaniondubcompanion member
    edited June 2016
    @brooklyngirl18 Uh-oh, I've met my match!! :lol:

    ETA: And here I was thinking I was in the clear, because @iceandsnowflakes29 moved over to TWW...
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    @roper2617 Will your doctor be monitoring your clomid cycles? I've only done 1 clomid cycle with my RE, but we did CD 3-7 and counted full flow as CD 1 which from my understanding is pretty standard. It amazes me the differentiation with information doctor to doctor. 
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    @brooklyngirl18 CD5 here! AF is finally leaving! I can be the middle of the sandwich with @dubcompanion


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    roper2617roper2617 member
    edited June 2016
    @dubcompanion that makes so much sense! Thanks for the clarification 

    @BornReady He's letting me run wild for now, if I do need the Clomid. I already have the prescription because I live out of town and he figured me having to drive back just to pick up the prescription would be a waste of time (I agree). I'm to go back to see him in 6 months if I'm not KU. I imagine that's when he'll want to monitor more closely. We're first figuring out if diabetes or prolactin are issues before starting the Clomid. I was supposed to get my blood work done today but I went to the building and they had a water main break and were closed, so tomorrow it is! 
    Edit to add: I agree, there's so much difference in opinion from doctors! It's frustrating at times. 
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    Me: 26 DH: 28  
    TTC #1 since 06/2014
    BFP #1 09/23/15. MMC discovered 11/24/2015
    BFP #2 08/24/16 EDD 05/08/17


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    @Wishilivedinflorida @brooklyngirl18 Best sandwich ever!! Let's make this our month, ladies!

    Any WTO voodoo you're doing for this awesome cycle?
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    @dubcompanion The extent of my voodoo will be using OPKs. I've got 50 Wondfos itching to be peed on (or dipped, actually). Staying well hydrated, ramping the caffeine usage down. I may try the pineapple core thing after O, though. 
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    @Wishilivedinflorida I might try the pineapple core thing as well. I've completely cut out alcohol for WTO and likely TWW also. I enjoy wine on the weekends but I can live without it. Water drinkage has definitely increased, though the near 100 degree temps help to encourage it.
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    I'm CD 12 but have the longest cycles ever! So I might be Oing around the same time as you guys!! :smiley:
    DH - 34, Me - 32
    Married 7/13
    TTC #1 since 10/13
    BFP 2/4/15, MC twin boys at 18w3d 5/15
    IUI #1 2/25/16

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    @Wishilivedinflorida I might try the pineapple core thing as well. I've completely cut out alcohol for WTO and likely TWW also. I enjoy wine on the weekends but I can live without it. Water drinkage has definitely increased, though the near 100 degree temps help to encourage it.
    ^Ditto. Anymore I get hung over no matter how little I drink. Getting old sucks. 
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    @Wishilivedinflorida  MOAR cycle buddies!

    i don't have much voodoo planned, just peeing on opk twice a day (thank you amazon for my plethora of wondfos arriving tomorrow) and plenty of BD. O should arrive right around the time DH is graduating so it might be excellent planning or terrible planning based on all the craziness surrounding those days. 


    TW*** Child and loss mentioned
    Married 10/12
    DS 11/14
    Ectopic 2/16
    PCOS/Ovulation Dysfunction 11/16
    IUI x 3- BFN
    Laparoscopy 3/17 Endo and tubal damage
    IVF- 4/17- 40 eggs retrieved, 10 blasts, 7 pgs tested embryos
    FET- 6/17- BFP!
    Due Feb 15, 2017
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    @Wishilivedinflorida I've never metabolized alcohol well. Luckily, I've only had a few hangovers in my life, but that's also because I start feeling like death after 3+ drinks!! (I'm soooo fun at parties, lol. At least I'm a cheap date?) But yeah, we'll see if zero drops of alcohol help move things along. Can't hurt. 
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    paigeamcnultypaigeamcnulty member
    edited June 2016
    Hi all!  I'm on CD5, so almost done with AF (yay) and then I'll be starting the waiting game for OV...this round I started Clomid -- found out I wasn't OVing at all since I miscarried back in Nov 2015, so that was sweet....I've been seeing BFN's for over 4 months, and come to find out my body wasn't even doing what it was supposed to, so here's to crossing fingers this works!
    Me: 27  DH: 28
    Married since 2011
    DS#1: 10/10/2013
    TTC #2: since March 2015
    BFP#1: 11/12/15
    MC: 11/20/15 
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