One word: AF
I'm OK actually. I didn't really expect to fall pg the first month, although we did fall pg straightaway the first time. Anyway, AF arrived only a few hours after my post yesterday - guess I was right about AF coming at least!
This is probably going to make me sound like a lunatic, but I still feel quite certain that we conceived on that first night. I just 'felt' it was happening....Sound
I know! But, I felt just like I did the night we conceived Rhiannon. And, AF arrived on 9dpo again, which means it wasn't a fertile cycle
. This is how one of my natural fertility books explains it:
If the post-ovulatory phase is shorter than 10 days, the cycle is infertile, with the endometrium breaking down before the fertilised egg has a chance to implant.
Also, the fact that I don't O until CD17 isn't good either:
Long pre-ovulatory phases (greater than 16 days) have been associated with changes in the corpus luteum, and the efficiency of progesterone secretion, which is neceassary to maintain the pg.
So, basically, with my cycle as it is, I have very little chance of getting a fertilized egg to stick.
I spoke to my naturopath and she's going to give me some different herbs to try and get my cycle to sort itself out. A couple of my books also mention the fact that bfing can cause these probs with the cycle, and my naturopath agreed. So, I have decided to wean Rhiannon.
I don't feel too badly actually, considering she is down to only 1 feed a day, and most mornings she just mucks around with it anyway. So, this morning was her last bf. It does make me sad to say that, but I guess I would have been sad regardless of when I weaned her.
Anyway, I am hoping that my cycle will sort itself out this month and I can get a BFP in a few weeks!
But, enough about me - I can see you've all had another busy day!
Lists as they stand:
1. Rachel (EDD 18/3/08) + Kelly (EDD 27/9/08)
2. Bec (EDD TBA!) msgs Shell (EDD 1/8/08) + Shell msgs EmS (EDD end/8/08) + EmS msgs Bec.
3. Jess (EDD 3/8/08) + Mel (EDD TBA!)
4. Naomi (EDD 14/8/08) + Tam (EDD TBA!)
5. Nichole (EDD 11/9/08) + Shayne (EDD TBA!)
6. Kari (EDD 3/10/08) + Karina (EDD 9/9/08)
Pressie participants so far:
- Naomi? (sorry, can't remember if you've said yay/nay!)
- Rachel? (ditto!)
I think that's everyone! My apologies if I've forgotten someone.Tam
Sorry to have left you off the list!
Sorry you've lost your testing buddy this month.
I was looking forward to us getting BFPs a couple of days apart! And, I hope I don't have you as my testing buddy next month (because I want you to get a BFP this month, not because I don't want to be your buddy!) It sounds like I may very well be on my own next month! One of the ways I first realised I could very well have been pg, when I was pg with Rhiannon, was that I started to gag on things that had never made me squeamish at all: wiping snot off the kids' noses, floating poo (the kids') in the loo (sorry if TMI!), swallowing garlic/horseradish tablets. Anyway, seems positive that the chicken skin-thing made you squeamish!jazzmin
If you press Ctrl and N at the same time, you can bring the current screen up again. I do this so I can scroll through the thread in one window and write my reply in the other window at the same time! It saves flicking back and forth, or having to take notes! EmS
Can't believe you've been back in here for a couple of days and you take out silver!
Thanks for your thoughts on NT scan.
Have to say I can't stand Lost!
DH is mad keen on it, but it just bugs me how they always make out that you're going to find out some big secret and you just end up with more questions! jess
I can definitely understand how you would consider doing something with negative results. I certainly don't think any less of you! I always thought I would be the same until I got pg, and like I said in my last post, at the time, I just couldn't even consider going through 12 weeks of hell and then not end up with a baby in the end! I think because we got so lucky with Rhiannon being such a happy, healthy baby, we feel like we might not be so lucky next time - doesn't make sense, I know!
So, I may consider wanting to know next time. Plus, like you said, it would be great to see the bub at 12 weeks! You still have a 20 week scan as per usual, don't you? Nichole
Yay for being cooked for!
I did a pg diary with Rhiannon and I'm so glad I did. I read through it quite a bit and it's so nice to remember how I was feeling about everything (not the HG though!)
Tam is testing on Valentine's Day. Rachel
Thanks so much for your thoughts on NT scan - didn't come across as harsh at all. Although your second post - to Tam - did a little. For us, we decided we didn't want to get the tests done because we didn't think we would terminate anyway, and because I just couldn't stand the thought of spending the last 28 weeks of the pg stressing about yet another thing. With the HG as bad as it was, we were struggling to resist ending the pg as it was, as I was already depressed and DH was so over-stressed. We didn't need anything else hanging over our heads. It is a personal decision for each couple to make, and until you are living in another couple's shoes, you just can't fully understand their reasons for having/not having the tests done.
Anyway, it was good to hear from someone my age who gotten a reasonably high risk of some disorders, and scarey!
Has definitely made me think that we need to think more seriously about having it done next time. Although, we just won't know, until we are in that moment, what we would actually decide. Karina
Yay for having a scan booked! Is it too late to get a viability scan? Hope the time doesn't pass too slowly for you.Enigma
OMG! Those poor boys and their parents. That is just so awful.
Did they drug/drink test the driver? She sounds like a callous b*tch. Hope your students and yourself are coping OK.
HAPPY FRIDAY!!! This Monday coming will be my first without the twins, so I am looking forward to my first nice long weekend!