** TTC January 2019 **
, Dec 31 2018 07:21 PM
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Posted 02 January 2019 - 11:02 AM
Sylvester15, on 02 January 2019 - 05:34 AM, said:
Happy new year everyone 😀
Returning this month, I’m TTC #1 6 months. Experiencing long cycles approx 46 days. However this cycle I had my first ever positive OPK on CD16 and FF app is saying O on CD18. My temps didn’t go straight up after this so I’m unsure if it’s right. I’m 15 dpo now (according to FF ) and have been having mild cramps for days like I usually do before AF but it hasn’t arrived. Not sure what’s going on. Had a BFN on 12 dpo. Sharing my chart to see what anyone thinks.
Good luck everyone this month 😀
When do you plan on testing again, your chart looks promising!
Posted 02 January 2019 - 11:32 AM
I’ll wait a couple more days in case it was that second dip that was actually O. But it has honestly felt like AF is just around the corner for days now. Just need to keep on keeping on as they say!
Posted 02 January 2019 - 11:35 AM
BabyBlessed#4, on 02 January 2019 - 11:00 AM, said:
I caved & tested after DP went to work this morning & still negative! Going to see my Specialist tomorrow... Its only our 2nd month trying but with my age we need things to happen quickly!
We have both been tested and at this point we are apparently super fertile & things look good for us to fall naturally but I'm so impatient LOL
Will see what my FS has to say but I'm sure it will just be - Be Patient it will happen AGH!
#YKG did they test to see if you O'd? or just HCG?
Just HCG, I’m 99% sure I did ovulate.
Sorry for TMI, on Christmas Eve & day I had that egg white type CM, Boxing Day and day after was “dry”, Friday through to now is the creamy cm that has gone from a little watery to hand lotion consistency over last few days.
I still have that feeling that AF is coming any second for last few days, but nothing is there and lower back is sore.
If im not pg, then these are the weirdest PMS symptoms I’ve ever had.
Posted 02 January 2019 - 03:00 PM
I'm here too! Excited that I ovulated this month (today I think!!!) and joining the 2WW.
Was so excited to get that solid smiley and positive OPK as its the first time I've ovulated since our MC so good to know its working again!
I was going to try shettles method for a girl but got excited and DTD yesterday (day of solid smiley and + OPK) so who knows what will happen! We have been every 2nd day for about 2 weeks though
Hoping that what they say about being more fertile following a D&C is true!!!!!
Posted 02 January 2019 - 04:09 PM
I’m trying to work out when I ovulated... if I got a solid Smiley Face on Saturday Dec 22nd then an empty circle on Sunday when am I likely to have ovulated?
Trying to work out exactly how many DPO I am & im so new to this...thanks
Posted 02 January 2019 - 04:12 PM
Looks like a bunch of us are back for this month
Like a few other ladies I’m on month #13 TTC #1, in the unexplained category at this point.
DH took some time, but he’s officially on board with moving to ivf, so we go see our FS on the 10th. I feel like it’s the TWW, I’m so excited to see her and move onto ivf. I know nothing is a sure thing, but since we have no clue where it’s going wrong right now, if nothing else at least ivf can show us which step isn’t working, and give us significantly better chances than 6 months of natural trying and 6 months of letrozole with 12 BFNs to show for it.
Posted 02 January 2019 - 05:14 PM
Thanks Pupperino ������ my temp rose from 35.8 to 36 yesterday and this morning from 36 to 36.2 so it’s on it’s way up by the looks of it. Fingers crossed it was just a little delayed or I O’d later than the Clearblue and internet cheapie tests thought. Reading up it seems the rise doesn’t have to be a spike in temperature but can be a ‘sustained rise’. God I hope I’ve o’d coz DH and I went all out with the BD this time and we’re both exhausted as a result!!! I’ve posted my latest chart in case anyone is interested.
Sylvester, what’s happening with your chart? Has your temp not risen at all since O? I found the clear blue test to be very sensitive as it gave me a a solid smiley a day before I got the positive on the internet cheapie.
Edited by Mrs. Mish, 02 January 2019 - 05:15 PM.
Posted 02 January 2019 - 05:38 PM
Good luck Mrs Mish!
Good news about your DH, Beaches. That’s really exciting.
Blessedbaby, once you get a solid smiley you’re meant to stop testing - it sounds like you caught the tail end of the LH surge and ovulated on Saturday or early Sunday. Apparently exact precision isn’t that important in terms of BDing though. FX.
Posted 02 January 2019 - 06:05 PM
My FS office just called... he wants to see me tomorrow at 9:30am to discuss my next step!
It’s only early days & im hoping I may still get a BFP this month... but he goes on leave for the next month so want to make plans for if I’m not PG by the time he gets back
Posted 02 January 2019 - 06:28 PM
Good luck tomorrow babyblessed, I hope you get next steps sorted but don't need them.
Beachesbaby we did ivf also in the 'unexplained' category, it didn't give us any answers but it kick started things for us, we conceived with IVF, had a mc, then conceived naturally the very next month, almost like it helped my body figure out what to do.
10dpo, we're away camping otherwise I'm sure i would have caved by now. We get home friday and af is due Saturday, getting so impatient!
Edited by MissTR, 02 January 2019 - 06:31 PM.
Posted 02 January 2019 - 07:53 PM
I am excited to see some BFPs this month!
Hi all, I'm 28 DH is also 28, 6 months TTC #1. 2 miscarriages one at 7 weeks and one at 5 weeks back to back.
Cycles are long since the first miscarriage but I'm hoping they will get back on track as they were regular before.
Currently cd 12 and natural cycles estimates I will ovulate cd 19 as per data pre mcs.
Taking vitamin b complex this cycle to try and lengthen my lp.
I'm getting excited again thankfully. It's been hard getting to that point.
Fingers are crossed for all of those in the tww 🙂
Posted 03 January 2019 - 06:59 AM
11DPO & BFN 😢😢😢
Currently laying in bed bawling my eyes out!
I honestly thought I was PG this month... I had all my usual PG symptoms!
DP is also upset but staying strong for me... he so desperately wants a baby of his own & I just hope & pray that I will be able give him that!
I’m going try & get some more sleep before I go see my FS in a couple of hours...
Posted 03 January 2019 - 07:00 AM
Glad your DH is now on board for IVF, Beaches. Must be such a relief to progress into that stage. We have our first IVF consultation March 7th.. hoping to give letrozole 3 rounds in the meantime.
Got my positive OPK today, so covered bd well so far, will go again tonight and tomorrow. I hope I get that lucky bfp on the first round of letrozole .. but also trying to keep my enthusiasm in check as well!
Posted 03 January 2019 - 07:43 AM
MissTR thanks for sharing your story! I do realize we may have just been completely unlucky and nothing might be “wrong” per se, so either way it’ll be really interesting for me to find out what’s happening behind the scenes that we can’t see right now. I’m a data nerd, so I like knowing and tracking and seeing, which is hard when things aren’t happening like they’re supposed to.
If I can ask, does ivf actually hold a higher risk of miscarriage? It sounds dumb but one of the characters on home and away is doing ivf and had a MC, and she said oh I knew the risk was there bc it was ivf, and I was kind of surprised, I’d thought MC risks were the same, not higher with ivf, so now I’m wondering about it.
Pupperino it’s definitely a relief. I think us going together to counseling has been the push we needed to get our relationship back on track, and now that’s going well it seems like he’s feeling much more on board for a baby no matter how it happens, when he was hung up on it happening “naturally” before. We just did a 4,000km, 2 week road trip and I was sure we’d strangle each other at some point, but other than a few small disagreements at the beginning, it was so, so nice! We even talked about being excited for ivf, so I’m feeling positively about next steps.
Good luck with letrozole, let me know if you have any questions, as I just came off 6 months of it.
Posted 03 January 2019 - 08:02 AM
Sorry to hear about the miscarriages, Pmac
:-( that’s so hard. I’m glad you’re feeling excited again.
Babyblessed, let us know how you go with the FS.
Posted 03 January 2019 - 08:47 AM
Beaches I'm not sure if scientifically chances of mc with ivf is higher or not, all I can say is that it is really tough physically, mentally and emotionally, which is not the ideal environment for baby making. Also I suspect that more eggs fertilise with ivf than normal because they're putting them in the right place at the right time, but those embryos may never have been viable anyway in a regular cycle. Some people choose to do pgd testing on the embryos so they're only implanting good embryos, I think the success rates are a bit higher if you do it that way. That's just not experience and observation, not sure about the science.
Edited by MissTR, 03 January 2019 - 08:48 AM.
Posted 03 January 2019 - 09:56 AM
Love the positivity ladies! Pmac, you’re amazing it’s great to hear you’re feeling strong again.
TWW pupperino woo fingers crossed 😀
Mrs Mish, your chart looks good! I know what you mean about being over-doing it. We did so much this cycle I ended up with a uti (so stupid!) My temps are staying up now but no other pg signs. I think I must have O’d at that second dip but we missed the window due to uti. Past cycles this has happened where I get all the signs I’ve O’d and then we calm down on the BD only to get another 1 day dip a week later and miss the window. Should have learnt by now!
Posted 03 January 2019 - 10:19 AM
BabyBlessed could it just be too early? I know with mine I didn't get BFPs until day 14 and 15 post o. Glad you're getting to see the fs today.
Posted 03 January 2019 - 10:36 AM
Sylvester those temps look so good!
Having this forum to read and seeing other people going through the same things had been really helpful. DH is supportive but it's not the same when they aren't going through the emotions and thinking about it as frequently.
Posted 03 January 2019 - 11:52 AM
Appointment went well with the FS this morning... he agrees that we need act fast as I am almost 40 & time is not on our side!
I got a script for Leutizole (I think that’s what it’s called) & start taking it on Day 3 of my next cycle... he will then scan me on the 16th to make sure I’m not over stiming & then a BT on CD 23 to check progesterone levels & confirm ovulation!
I haven’t ever done the temp thing but lots of you ladies seem to do it... how does it work? What do I do?
Patience is not one of my strengths LOL... so I am doing as much as I can to be PG ASAP!
My kids all had to come with me to the FS appointment & my 9yo DD is prettt switched on & when walked out she asked me if I was Pregnant as she knew we were at the Baby Doctors... she is desperately wanting a new baby & has been asking for years! But my Ex was dead against anymore babies so I figured my baby making days were over but here I am with a new Guy & back on the TTC journey!
2018 screwed me in so many ways but then so many amazing things happened too... if my Ex hadn’t had an affair with a MAN I would probably still be with him & still be miserable! But he did & now I have the most amazing man in my life... my real soulmate! ❤️
Sorry for the long post... feeling a bit fragile & emotional today!
Posted 03 January 2019 - 12:27 PM
Sylvester, UTI’s are the absolute worst. I use to get a lot of them before I was treated for the prolactinoma, so feel ur pain! temping can be so frustrating when it shows an increase followed by a dip!!! Makes it almost impossible to determine when O occurred! Thankfully mine seem to go straight up but this month there was a day or so delay which threw me. The constant BD is exhausting and I worry about UTI’s plus if my husband doesn’t have amazing swimmers (he hasn’t been tested) then I worry We’re stuffing up our chances! Blerghh so much guess work!
Posted 03 January 2019 - 01:35 PM
Blessed - I fell pregnant on my first round of Letrozole so your FS is definitely on track getting you on it straight away! If you’re in a hurry, my only advice would be if it doesn’t work within 3 cycles, push to go to injects. Then do 3 cycles before IVF. A lot of my friends have been on meds for 6+ months with nothing, there’s always the next step if you’re in a hurry but sometimes you have to push for it! My FS also said she generally sees things work in cycles of 3 (i.e. if there’s no progress in 3 months, it’s less likely it’ll be the solution you need).
Good luck and no matter how much of a hurry you’re in, if you’re with a supportive man that you want to be with for the rest of your life, you’ll get through it and are in a great place!
Apologies for lurking in this thread, I just want to keep up with all your stories!!
Posted 03 January 2019 - 02:04 PM
Mrs Mish, the uti’s and prolactinoma were related? Might be worth me mentioning to my doctor as I’ve had a number of them this year weirdly when I haven’t had them for over a decade.
Posted 03 January 2019 - 02:56 PM
My partner is seriously THE BEST! He loves my kids like his own already... but we so desperately want to make him a Daddy!
My FS is brilliant... I have known him for over 12 years & he got me pregnant with all my other kids with IVF (ex had issues) so he knows me all too well!
Posted 03 January 2019 - 03:02 PM
Hey Sylvester, it hasn’t technically been linked but I found that treatment for the prolactinoma meant I wasn’t desert dry 24/7 and *touch wood* I haven’t had once since. I use to get one EVERY time we had sex. I am also taking urofem which my urologist recommended. It helps to stop ecoli (which is responsible for a lot of UTI’s) attaching to the bladder wall. The combination of prolactinoma treatment and the urofem have been AMAZING.
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