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Re: TWW - Thursday 07/26
I have been such a bad bumpy lately and not being able to get back for tags. Sorry guys!
@jessg2223 Oh, how are you liking the 8? We are eligible to make the switch soon too and on the fence since ours are still in decent shape.
@mermaidca Hahah oops! Definitely feel that temping is a good idea when you are starting out. It gives you a great sense of what your body is doing. If you feel obsessive over it, you can always stop once you have confirmed O. Also, use FF if you aren't already, it is a great app.
@crookshanks10 Yay for getting stuff settled in the new place. Hope that you are loving it still.
@TJtheGoat Sassy grannies for the win! Cherish those special moments.
Month/Cycle: 14/16 (4 benched)
Timing: -3, -1, +1
Typical LP length: 14 days
R/R: This weather is starting to get the best of me now. So muggy, it really needs to break. Even though we got some rain this morning, the humidity is off the charts. Come on weekend!
Timing: -4, -3, -2, -1, O, +1
Typical LP length: 10-12 - it's varied a little since coming off BC
Testing: not anytime soon!
R/R: My brakes are all screwed up so I have to rearrange my work day to work from home so I can leave it at the shop. This totally ruins my "go to my hair appointment early and drink wine and have fries at the wine bar next door" plan I had since I have to hitch a ride. Grumble grumble.
CS/Q: here's my hot mess of a chart
CD/DPO: don't know for sure
Timing: doesn't matter
Typical LP length: 14-15 usually, but has been varying a bit lately
R/R: I was hoping to get cleared this week from my back MRI, but my doctor is on vacation until next week, so I am a bit frustrated and of course something showed up on the MRI that was questionable, which probably means more tests.
CS/Q: no, I am still trying to decide if I want to temp. I know if I don't, I will regret it.
@nitnat007, I hate mugginess! We have had a lot of rain lately, but it really hasn't been too humid. The bridges out of our town keep getting flooded out though, so I have to drive around forever to get anywhere.
Timing: -2, -1
Typical LP length: 13
Testing: Tomorrow before we leave to go camping
R/R: Work has been a nice distraction this week. I’m hoping for another busy day. I’ve left my schedule open for Monday just in case AF shows and I need to take a personal day. My preconception genetic screening test should be in by now but I haven’t heard anything from my doctor. I even called and left a message yesterday and she never called me back. I’m getting a little annoyed.
@nitnat007 Sorry you’re dealing with high humidity. It really sucks when you don’t even feel like being outside. Ugh. We’ve had some pretty bad humidity here too. It finally broke and temps have dropped. But of course this is the weekend we’re going to an outdoor water park and we want it to be hot and humid. Lol. Oh well.
@MRDCle Sorry about your plans being scrapped. They sounded pretty amazing. Hopefully you can still make it to your hair appointment? Doing anything fun or different with your hair?
@holly321 I’m sorry you haven’t gotten the official clear from your back doctor yet. Hopefully the questionable spot on the MRI is nothing. I can’t believe they’re making you wait for your doctor to get back from vacation before they’ll talk to you. Can’t someone else look at your images?
TTC #1: 4/2017
Testing: HSG, U/S, BW, and DH's SA all normal
8/2018: Clomid + TI = BFN
9/2018: Clomid + TI + Progesterone = BFN
11/2018: Clomid + IUI + Progesterone = BFN
12/2018: Letrozole + IUI + Progesterone \\ Cancelled due to cyst
1/2019: Letrozole + IUI + Progesterone = BFP! \\ EDD Sept 30th, 2019
10/7/2019: Healthy baby boy!
TTC #2: 12/2020
2/2021: Letrozole + TI = BFN
3/2021: Letrozole + TI = BFN
4/2021: Surprise! Natural BFP! \\ EDD Jan 6th, 2022 \\ Chemical, betas not rising
8/2021: Letrozole + IUI + Progesterone = BFN
9/2021: Letrozole + IUI + Progesterone = BFN
10/2021: Letrozole + IUI + Progesterone = BFN
11/2021: Letrozole + IUI + Progesterone = BFP! \\ EDD July 29th, 2022
@holly321 Oh no! That is such frustrating news from your MRI. I really hope that the testing isn't too intense and that there are clear answers. I hate it when you you get "some" news, but have to wait to get the full story. FX that happens quickly.
Also, that is a lot of rain! I hope that it breaks soon. Would it flood enough to cause damage to houses etc? Or fairly contained to rivers?
@LJMoon6 That is annoying! I hope they get back to you soon, and with good results. Bummer about the weather lining up badly with the water park. We are heading to one next week too. Hoping that we still have this heat to go with it.
@MRDClesorry about your car and your plans being ruined. Get some fries to go and open a bottle of wine at home after!
@holly321I understand the want to not temp. I've been toying with it but feel like I'd be unable ti function "not knowing". Hopefully your MRI results dont require more testing and if they do, then nothing that will keep you benched.
Timing: Good or high
Typical LP length: 14
Testing: Holding out for Aug 4
R/R: Going to look at another house tonight. I feel like DH really leaning towards buying. We've talked to 1 bank about the possibility of an addition and they don't want to give us enough for even our lowest quote (which includes a friends and family discount).
CS/Q: I was freezing last night and couldn't get warm (I have Reynauds and once I hit that point of being cold there's no saving me) so I slept with a shirt on as opposed to just bra and undies. I was worried it would affect my temp but also needed to be warm so went with it. This morning I thought it had caused an issue but I looked and last cycles 8dpo temp was only .05 less so just just be a thing.
@LJMoon6, I am sorry you are waiting for results too, hopefully you will get them back soon!
@prpl11butterfly, trying to decide to buy is so stressful, hopefully you both will be on the same page. And I have Raynaud's too, it is so miserable.
Afm, no one else will give me the results. They tried to tell me I had to wait until my follow up with the doctor, which is in September.... I work for a doctor, I am thinking of asking him his opinion if I should see someone. (There is a probable cyst on my kidney, which can be pretty common). I had the results send to my rheumatologist too, so I may call him later. He is great about getting back to me quickly.
Timing: -5,-4,-3,-2,-1,O (I didn't really mean to hit this many days but I was so paranoid about another CD9 O and then I ended up with two days of blazing OPKs when I usually only have one day, le sigh.)
Typical LP length: 14
Testing: Aug 3rd or 4th so I can either celebrate or drink heavily at a concert on the 4th.
R/R: Rant: This week is dragggging. Rave: CH!
Typical LP length: 10-12
Testing: Not planning to but it's hard. Not too optimistic due to our timing
R/R: Rant: My DH has been binge watching a show on Netflix and sits on the couch the whole time after work. I can't wait until he finishes. We have stuff to do! Rave: I'm glad tomorrow's Friday!
CS/Q: Nothing to see
CD/DPO: 32/7 DPO
Typical LP length: 13 or 14 days
Testing: If I feel like doing it early I will test on Sat at 9 DPO.
R/R: DH told me that he may have to travel to the UK for a week or two in Sept. He used to travel there a lot for work, but hasn't had to go in a while. I am super annoyed by this. That is when we are supposed to close on our new house and I need him home. He did this to me last time and took a work trip right around when we were supposed to close and it caused me so much stress because I was dealing with it all by myself. So I am a little pissy this morning about it.
CS/Q: Well I had zero to drink last night and my temp was still in post-O range, so looks like I did actually ovulate.
@holly321 I hope your MRI turns out okay and it is something they can clear up easily without running more tests.
@LJMoon6 I hope they call you soon!
@crookshanks10 What show is he watching? Anything good?
@MRDCle I'm so jealous of your timing!
@holly321 I hate that the drs office is making you wait. That's so frustrating. I'm really hoping your questionable spot is nothing.
@LJMoon6 EEK! I have my fx for you for tomorrow!
@prpl11butterfly I hope you like the house tonight. It's such a hard decision. I struggled too with our most recent sell. I found I started loving the house we were in a lot but I'm really glad we ended up moving.
@Sparty18 I'm still so jealous of your timing! I'm glad you got your CH! It's such a good feeling lol.
@sparklingdiamond I'm glad you got your confirmation of O! Sorry to hear about your DH's trip. Maybe he won't have to go! That has got to be super stressful knowing you're supposed to close around then. My DH is watching this show called Last Chance U. It's about a junior college football team. It's good but goodness, I can't sit on the couch all night after work everyday lol.
@MRDCle I’m sorry about the car and missing out on wine and fries.
@holly321 Fx your MRI is nothing
@prpl11butterfly Good Luck house hunting
@[email protected] You’re a nicer wife then I, I would definitely be putting down some binge restrictions. I already do this with DH or he’ll spend every/all evening gaming.
@sparklingdiamond YAY for O!!!
Month/Cycle: 2/2(13 overall with 5 benched)
CD/DPO: 21/5(today anyway)
Timing: -4, -1, O
Typical LP length: 14
Testing: Probably Aug 2, trying to hold out until DPO 12
R/R: I’m so happy my brother and his wife are here I love visiting, but being around people all afternoon/evening exhaust me. I ended up staying home last night and feel bad because after tonight I’m not sure I’ll see them again before they leave. But I was mentally exhausted and it was physically effecting me. Hopefully today goes better.
CS/Q: Silly FF playing musical chairs with my CHs. I’m going to take today’s CHs and go with it. Start my Progesterone tonight so temps won’t be accurate here on out so I will probably just stop.
BFP: 2/7/19 EDD:10/16/19
@sparklingdiamond so glad your O is clear now! I also wouldn't be cool with DH taking that trip around closing time. Much much to stressful.
@kindbytealikat I totally get the the mental exhaustion. Sometimes you just need space and time to decompress. Don't feel bad, you wont be good company of your worn out.
@prpl11butterfly Fx the house tonight is what you're looking for!
@holly321 eesh hopefully you get some answers soon.
@sparty18 nice timing!
@crookshanks10 I swear the second DH's ass hits the couch it's over for the night. Solidarity.
@sparklingdiamond that stinks about the trip. That timing is super crummy.
@kindbytealikat yeah it's draining having extra people around for sure.
Hey quick question for a newbie - when do I start POAS? Do I wait till the day that FF tells me? I got hella cheapie tests burning a hole in our hall closet. Obviously NOW is WAY too early...but when is not too early?
@holly321 I hope that your rheumatologist will be able to give you some insight on those results. That would be great if you didn't have to wait for your doctor. Sending all the positive vibes for good news!
@Sparty18 Wohoo for CH's! Your timing is insane too. I am starting to feel old over here. Need to step up our game clearly.
@crookshanks10 Oh I back you on that one. I would put a stop to that binge watching immediately. Summer is over so quickly so wasting that time inside seems silly to me. Although I don't remember where you are so many that doesn't play in for you guys.
@kindbytealikat I am the same way with company. During the week it is so hard to visit and still do your normal routine. I hope that you still get to spend some time with them before they go.
@jessg2223 Good to know! Maybe I will get DH to wait it out.
CD/DPO: 27/10 or 11
Typical LP length: 13ish
Testing: maybe Sunday, although I’m not optimistic that I’ll need to anymore.
R/R: I am super pessimistic about this cycle now because I started cramping and spotting after sex last night. It’s super early, but not unheard of for me to spot for a couple days prior to AF. I, of course, was thinking ahead to how this would be perfect timing because we could announce at our housewarming party in September. Why do we do this to ourselves?!
CS/Q: Temps are still holding steady.
@nitnat007 @MRDCle @sparty18 hi DPO buddies!
@holly321 sorry it's looking like you'll need more tests.
@LJMoon6 Glad work has been a good distraction for you. I'm sorry you haven't gotten your test results yet, that is frustrating.
@prpl11butterfly sorry about the loan/addition situation. GL house hunting!
@crookshanks10 I'm with you - I'm trying to tell myself I'll just wait until AF is due to test, but I'll probably cave at 10 dpo.
@sparklingdiamond sorry YH is taking a work trip! I feel like MH is always taking trips at bad times, too.
@kindbytealikat visiting with people exhausts me too. I'm too much of an introvert!
@TJtheGoat don't count yourself out yet! Your chart still looks good to me!
Timing: all the days
Typical LP length: 13
Testing: I am telling myself I'll wait until AF is due
R/R: Someone convince me to not temp during the TWW this month! I always tell myself I won't and then I do it anyway. I've been getting such shitty sleep since we started TTC due to the temping anxiety, though. I'm honestly feeling like even though we ended up with great timing, we won't get KU again this month. IDK why. I woke up feeling great today and totally normal, so maybe that's why, though I know full well I wouldn't be feeling anything at 3 dpo anyway.
DH leaves tomorrow to go to his little brother's bachelor party this weekend. *insert poop emoji* He comes back Sunday. I'm just glad we got good timing well before his trip. It was stressing me out because I've O'd on CD 17, 18, 19 in the past and we cleared the trip by a lot!
Me: 31 Him: 32
BFP #1 12/30/15 - CP
BFP #2 3/11/16 - DD born 11/16
TFAS since April 2018
CD/DPO: 29/? (FX that O happened which would make today between 1 DPO and 3 DPO)
Timing: not sure but EOD at least
Typical LP length: 12
Testing: If temps stay high, next weekend. We will be visiting my MIL at her house, so hoping to not test while we're there.
R/R: We had a great time on our trip!! I tried to temp while we were gone, but missed a bunch of days and figured the time difference between the US and Europe would mess up the consistency anyway. My temp this morning was significantly higher than my pre-O temps (after not temping for a few days) and I had EWCM for the last few days so really hoping that O actually happened and I can stay in TWW!
CS/Q: I'll post if I keep getting high temps the next few days, otherwise may need to return to WTO!
@nitnat007 Hope your weather improves soon!! We had great weather in Europe for the last 2 weeks but returned to flooding in the States!
@MRDCle Your plan sounded awesome! Hopefully your brakes are an easy fix.
@holly321 Ugh, sorry for the unfortunate timing of your doctor's vacation! Hopefully the spot was nothing and you are able to get off the bench ASAP!
@LJMoon6 Sucks that you haven't heard back from your doctor yet. I hate when people don't respond to calls or e-mails in a timely manner!
@Sparty18 Way to go with that timing!!
@sparklingdiamond FX you actually ovulated!! I'm sorry that your H is causing you stress - I would be frustrated too!
@kindbytealikat I totally get exhausted being around people all the time as well!!
@TJtheGoat Ugh I feel you about getting our hopes up about planning when to announce. I kept hoping we'd get a positive while on our trip and get to announce to family once we returned with "souvenirs"... I'm not even sure if I've O'd yet. FX that you are not out for this cycle!!
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@sparklingdiamond, I am sorry about the timing of your husband's trip, that is frustrating!
Afm, thanks for the support. I had to argue with my doctor's office, but they got me in next week. The doctor never gives MRI results over the phone and they were trying to tell me O had to wait until September ! Which, the original reason for the MRI was to see if my spine was fractured, so that is ridiculous.