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August WTO

It’s a new month!  Who else is waiting to O?
CD3 for me. 

Re: August WTO

  • CD15 for me! Hoping for ovulation soon since yesterday I had aaaaalmost ewcm. Really hoping to get a positive opk early in the week since I am going on a weekend trip without my husband on Friday, so a little worried about the timing at this point. But really, as long as i ovulate I'll be pretty happy.

    @bakerstreetboys story you're back here :( 
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  • CD 30 and WFAF here. I'm either 7 DPO (based on ovulation tests) or 14 DPO (based on my normal cycle). We stop trying over 2 weeks ago and stark white tests the last few days, so def not pregnant. 

    This is the last month that I could conceive a baby with a due date before my 40th birthday, so I need to get serious. Thinking about starting acupuncture back up again. 
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  • Hi ladies, I've been MIA since I guess I'm not technically TTC yet.  I'm 7 weeks post D&C and still no AF, and I'm also about 99% sure no ovulation has happened either.  I've been taking OPKs in the hopes that we can either start trying again or to at least figure out WTF is going on with my body but always negative.  I have to wait another week before my doctor with give me meds to induce a period, and I have a feeling that is where we're headed.  Anyone ever induced a period before?  And if so did you O normally that cycle?  
    Me: 32  H: 32
    Married: 4/5/13

    "You know that place between sleep and awake, 
    that place where you can still remember dreaming?
    That's where I will always love you.  
    That's where I'll be waiting."
    ~Peter Pan 

    *TW*
    BFP #1: 11/12/12  EDD 7/25/13 Baby boy: 7/27/13
    BFP #2: 10/29/17   MMC dx @ 9 weeks
    BFP #3: 2/2/18 MC 2/7/18
    BFP #4: 3/2/18  MC 3/9/18
    RPL testing and hysteroscopy: all normal
    BFP #5: 4/1/18 MMC dx @ 14 weeks ----> genetically normal girl  :'(
    Hysteroscopy to remove scar tissue 9/28
    BFP #6 11/5/18 EDD 7/20/19  <3  Rainbow baby girl born 7/23/19 
  • I have induced a period several times because I have a hard time ovulating. Like I said, I don't ovulate on my own so it's hard to say whether it was "normal" after an induced period... so basically I have no useful insight lol sorry! 
    coco2787
  • I'm here with ya! CD 6. Got an appt with my OB to sort out my LP cramping. Kinda freaking out about it. I dont want something to be wrong but I also dont want to have it be unexplained. I also would love for him to have something more then "just keep trying" to say but I know that's just crazy of me.

    @bakerstreetboys what are your next steps?

    @coco2787 the waiting game is unreal. I didn't have to have mine induced but my thought on the matter is that you wouldn't O but just cause your lining to shed.
    coco2787
  • I’m jumping here.  Spotting started today so I expect AF either later today or tomorrow 
  • Thanks for the kind thoughts ladies. I will see my RE in a couple of weeks and we will go from there. It will probably mean at least one month of trying on our own before starting another IVF cycle. Unfortunately we’ll be visiting my Dad during my next FW. 
    @sagems10 I hope the timing works out for your + opk!
    @chloe97 I hear you on the age issue. I’m looking at 41 at this point. 
    @coco2787 I hope AF arrives on its own. Time passes so slowly when you’re waiting to start again. 
    @prpl11butterfly I hope your doctor has an answer for you. I always have pain and cramping in my LP, but I have endo. It sucks. 
    @Mack2342 Sorry to see you back here too 
    coco2787
  • I’ll jump in here for a brief time, got my positive opk this am so we’ll have -2, -1 and hopefully tomorrow too so I’m super hopeful this month - but then again aren’t we all every month haha! Only weird thing is it’s late this month by a couple days, CD 18 today for me...usually I O CD16/17 

    @sagems10 as always rooting for the femara increase to have done the trick and that you O soon! 

    sorry @chloe97 and @Mack2342 and @coco2787 WFAF is so disheartening. As far as inducing periods and O-ing I’m in the same boat as sagems10 I don’t O on my own without meds ever so I can’t say that inducing with progesterone has ever had me O on my own. 

    @prpl11butterfly hope you’re OB gives you some answers! 

    @bakerstreetboys thinking of you this in between cycle - wouldn’t that just be an amazing miracle to conceive between IVF cycles! FX for you! 
    bakerstreetboys
  • Thanks for the input ladies.  I wasn't expecting the progesterone to make me O before inducing the period, more just wondering if it will be like a "typical" cycle if it's induced where ovulation will happen about 2 weeks after CD 1.  I've never had issues ovulating on my own, I'm just concerned about things being wonky if I use meds to start my cycle.  
    Me: 32  H: 32
    Married: 4/5/13

    "You know that place between sleep and awake, 
    that place where you can still remember dreaming?
    That's where I will always love you.  
    That's where I'll be waiting."
    ~Peter Pan 

    *TW*
    BFP #1: 11/12/12  EDD 7/25/13 Baby boy: 7/27/13
    BFP #2: 10/29/17   MMC dx @ 9 weeks
    BFP #3: 2/2/18 MC 2/7/18
    BFP #4: 3/2/18  MC 3/9/18
    RPL testing and hysteroscopy: all normal
    BFP #5: 4/1/18 MMC dx @ 14 weeks ----> genetically normal girl  :'(
    Hysteroscopy to remove scar tissue 9/28
    BFP #6 11/5/18 EDD 7/20/19  <3  Rainbow baby girl born 7/23/19 
  • @bakerstreetboys so sorry to see you back here—and I second everything @justarius said—FX this is the lucky in betweener 
     
    @justarius FX that this is the cycle—it sounds like you have an awesome shot!

    @coco2787 I’m sorry for all the waiting—it’s hellacious—especially when it feels like you’ll never get to move on 

    @prpl11butterfly I hope you get some answers and some type of solution!

    I’m CD5 and very meh. My LP was only 9 days last month which makes me feel like this is never going to work. School is starting back up soon which will be a nice distraction because the fall is always insanely busy. So that’s something. 
  • CD 16 and got a positive today! Although the clear blue gives you two days so i think my actual peak will be tomorrow which puts ovulation Thursday or Friday which! We will BD tonight and tomorrow before i leave on my weekend trip. I am busy so happy to actually get a shot this month! 

    @justarius thank you a looks like the increase did the trick! Sorry for the late ovulation, that is frustrating. My other two femara cycles i got a positive on days 17 and 18, feels like you wait forever when it's that late. Fx for you! 

    @prpl11butterfly I know how you feel, I'm always torn between wanting to know what's wrong so we can try to fix it and sticking my head in the sand and pretending everything is fine. I hoped you get some answers, not just "wait and see".

    @mwmiller4 wishing you luck this cycle! It's nice that you have some built in distraction, that's always helpful. 

    @bakerstreetboys fx for you this cycle and also on preparing for ivf!
    bakerstreetboysjustariusmwmiller4
  • Well, they say no news is good news right? Doc said everything seems to be okay and keep trying. Thanks doc... I do love him and I know he is giving me the right advice, but that doesn't mean I have to like it.
  • @prpl11butterfly Ah, that's so frustrating!  Good that everything is fine, but it be be nice to hear that X is wrong and can be fixed miraculously with a pill :/   Hopefully you won't have to try much longer....
  • @bakerstreetboys I am really glad nothing is wrong. I was just really concerned that maybe the D&C had caused scaring or something. I didn't want to go 4,5,6 more months unsuccessfully just to find out that was the case and could have been corrected now.
    bakerstreetboys
  • @prpl11butterfly gah I'm sorry, that is frustrating. Are you seeing an obgyn or a specialist? If you still feel like something is wrong after a few months, I would push for testing/a referral. I've definitely learned to trust my instincts more during this journey. Everytime I felt like something was wrong, it was. But I really hope he's right and nothing is wrong! 

    As for my ovulation, I'm so confused. Got a +clear blue yesterday, but a negative cheapie. Figured I'd get positive on both today because that's how it's worked in the past, but both were negative. So I don't know what to think... I guess I'll be counting today as ovulation day, but I'm not confident about it. I will be checking my progesterone next Wednesday to see if i ovulated or not. It's going to be a pain in the butt to wait for that! 
  • @sagems10 do you only test once a day or twice a day? LH surge can be anywhere from 12-48hrs long 
  • @prpl11butterfly I’m glad your appointment was reassuring. If I don’t get pregnant by November (6 cycles), I can  get a hysteroscopy to check for scaring and then go from there. Yayyyyyy... 

    @sagems10 I hate OPKs with a firey passion because they’re never actually positive for me. I ended up getting a clear blue easy fertility monitor which has worked much better (and I’ve gotten pregnant 4 times using it—and I leant it to 4 friends who got pregnant using it, too). It was expensive but worth it because I’m a dirty mouth breather and temping is a nightmare for me :neutral:
  • @justarius I only test once a day so it's very possible that I either had a short surge or missed it because I only test at noon. Thanks for the reminder! 
  • edited August 2018
    @mwmiller4 I'm now in cycle 5 after loss. He still wants me to wait till closer to 12m  :(
  • Got my second period yesterday after one only 14 days ago.  My poor hormones must be super out of whack since the D&C.  I don’t think I ovulated this last cycle as I didn’t get any of my usual pain.  I’m one of those people that typically feels ovulation pain. Although we were planning on benching ourselves for the month of August we might give it a try in a week or so.  
  • @denma2015 yikes! It's hard when you want to get things rolling and your body isn't cooperating 
  • Flashing smiley today so looks like I will O over weekend. Bad thing is we are traveling tomorrow for the weekend for my sons 3rd birthday.  Not sure how we will do the deed with him sleeping in same room lol 
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    @Mack2342, benedryl.....I'm kidding! !!! Seriously, I hope you can work it out! See you back in the tww. Hope the birthday is lots of fun! 
  • chloe97chloe97 member
    edited August 2018
    Hi so sorry to post and ghost 2 weeks ago, that is how long I’ve been waiting for AF. Seriously, 16 days from a positive OPK to AF. So ridiculous and of course it would happen the month we got off the bench.

    Anyway, CD1 here we go! Let’s do this! I started thinking about how many months we’d try before heading straight to IVF+PGS. My RE was ready to go that route with us before we conceived DD, but I’m not sure what the route would be the same now. Part of me thinks since I’m 39 and we have IF insurance, I should get another consult, but then part of me thinks that I should just have faith in the natural way to do the trick since it eventually worked last time. Time is much more of factor this time.

    @Mack2342 DH and I will likely have the exact same issue this month, except we will be staying at my ILs house. DD is 14 month- I’m sure how that will work.

    @denma2015 after both my D&Cs my body did nothing as it used to! I had a period that was just 1 spot of blood. Fx this is your month!

    @bakerstreetboys I’m so sorry this cycle failed. You sound like you have a good attitude all things considered. 


  • Mack2342  Can you settle him in with a movie while mommy and daddy go shower together to 'conserve water'? DTD in the bathroom?
  • @chloe97 we will be at my parents.  If I had IF insurance I would jump straight to IVF 

    @dpjennifer we might just have to tell my mom so we can get it done lol since we will be there 
    dpjenniferKath525
  • @Mack2342 GL getting to it with DS so close!

    Sorry I've been MIA. Just got back from vacation and busting butt to flip our rental for new tenant. I'm still here....WTO.... guess I'm going to push CD19 this cycle (from 15 last...). OPK is almost +. Almost.
    rowedking6
  • @prpl11butterfly maybe your body is holding off until you finish rental property.  Hopefully it happens soon. 

    AFM, we got one in while DS was sleeping. 
    rowedking6
  • @Mack2342 sweet! It's always a little tricky with the littles in toe.

    I got the most super + opk I've ever had yesterday so I think we are good. Believe it happened in the night as this mornings temps are in line with my other 1DPO temps (but I've failed at temping the last 2 days so.. ) and my O pain seems to have subsided. My body holding off would put us out for the cycle as DH leaves for Vegas Tue night and wont be home till Fri. But our timing looks great at -5,-3,-2,-1 and I may shoot for +1 tomorrow.
    rowedking6
  • Well I’m heading over to dreaded TWW.  I got a temp increase yesterday morning and this morning.  I’m pretty sure I O’d sometime Saturday night or early Sunday morning. 
    prpl11butterflychloe97
  • Hello ladies,
    I just had a CP about a week ago and a mc at 8 weeks in May. Hoping to try again soon! Nice to meet you guys.
  • Welcome @carpathia. I'm sorry for your losses. I hope your time here is short.
  • @carpathia welcome to the group, sorry for your losses. Take care of yourself! 

    Well I’m back in WTO, CD 1 today ugh
  • Guess I'm back, but will most likely O first week of September. 

    @carpathia, welcome. I'm so very sorry for your losses. 
  • chloe97chloe97 member
    edited August 2018
    CD 16 and no positive OPK yet, but lots of EWCM. DH and I plan to DTD tonight, but I’m going out of town this weekend without him. I know that tomorrow will be the day that it turns positive when I can’t actually do anything about it. Hopefully we will still have a chance on Monday! 
  • Go for it tonight!  
    chloe97
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