Just a few more days Wendy! I'm sure this being an IUI cycle is making it go slower for you. I really really really hope this is it for you!
Time drags when you're waiting for it!
So, I figured out last night that my cycles for the last couple of months have been 38 days in length! Is that normal? It seems a little long to me and I have never gone a whole month without AF like I did in Sept!
Kristi - it's not way outside normal but is longer than most people. Becky has had 60+ day cycles if I remember right. A lot of things can effect your cycle.
Wendy - we are only 2 days apart now, that's cool!
8dpo today. For once this cycle seems to be going faster in the TWW. I guess I've just been busy so that helps. I'm sure I'll be a wreck next week when AF arrives though.
60 days? Wow, that IS long! I really need to shift some lbs I think.
Yes. When I got pregnant with my DD it was day 60 of a cycle so if I hadn't gotten pregnant it would have been 74! So far this time TTCing they were 33,30,50,43,and 32 days. Before my DD I had 37, 47, and 48 days that I recorded. I don't remember ever having a 28 day cycle except while on Birth Control, even then they weren't regular like they should have been. All that being said, I believe I O'd this cycle on CD 15 thanks to adding exercise at least every other day and trying to avoid unnecessary stress. Charting made a big difference for me because I could also track things like my husband being gone and discovered the stress of that usually delayed ovulation. The most important thing is that you do ovulate and that you have a good luteal phase. If that is the case all you need to do is chart or use OPKs so you know when to DTD for your cycle since CD14 isn't going to do much good if you are O'ing 10 days later.
Maybe closer, I am 8 dpiui. AF should be due next Fridayish.
I can't even symptom obsess because I know progesterone can cause some of the symptoms
cool Wendy! I'll be testing next Friday if AF doesn't arrive before then. Lately she's been arriving 12dpo or so though so I'll be optimistic if AF hasn't arrived by Thursday morning!
Yup thats my testing day too, though I almost can't be bothered, I'm not feeling pregnant (yes I know it's early and all but yeah for some reason just not feeling it). I will have to test though because if it's negative I will have to stop progesterone and organise the clinic to fax a script for clomid to a pharmacy here if I choose to do another cycle next month
Are you going to do a cycle next month Wendy if this one doesn't work? Would you try just clomid, or clomid and IUI at the same time?
YAY! Officially in the 2WW! I am about 5DPO and already anxious to test lol
I'm not sure what I will do, It's a lot of travel and takes a lot out of me and I have to get the ok for time off with my boss. This month is a quiet month for me work wise so it will be easier for me to catch up on time I miss. It will be a clomind/iui cycle, the dr doesn't see the point in just putting me on clomid. I guess I will see how I am feeling next week, and if there is still any frozen sperm left. If I ever get to talk to hubby in the next week we will dicuss it as well, we have barely seen each other this week beyond a good morning we are going when he is getting out of bed each day and R and I are leaving. I've been asleep by the time he gets home
People better with charts than me, what do you think, almost triphasic? They are all open circles because since IUI i have been having to wake an hour earlier for progesterone, so temp at that time.
My Ovulation Chart
I'm back in the TWW! But...I o'd a few days later than expected (CD16) which would probably put me into August (with an EDD of July based on LMP). I feel like our timing was good this month...not wanting to jinx things but am feeling positive
Wendy - I've given up on figuring out charts. @@ They rarely make sense anymore.
Julie - I hope your positive energy results in a BFP and a baby 38 weeks from now!
CD10 now, starting to be a bit more anxious about the TWW. Friday can't come fast enough.
Finger crossed for you Mel. I know what you mean about charts not making sense anymore.
Julie I hope you get your bfp this month
Wendy, your chart looks promising! Fingers crossed
Mel, I totally understand about charting not making sense. I'm hoping this is your month
Julie this sounds great and I'm really hoping you have caught that eggie
Hoping for good news girls!
Temp dropped o.1 of a degree this morning so now I feel discouraged which is stupid because it can be normal. I'm sick of being in the crazy TTC part of life right now.
Wendy, I didn't do much temping last month. I only basically do it now to get an idea of when I might expect AF as my cycles were getting irregular. I'm going to post it though, so you can see the big dips I had. They were after bfp so definitely not implantation. (it also shows why not 100% sure on when O'd, not enough temps).
My Ovulation Chart
I know it can be normal, but every month I have seen high temps that start to slowly drop over a few days so I get discouraged any time there is a drop.
Thanks for sharing that chart. I am certain I I'd on CD 16, but temp came back down after 2 days. I'm hoping it's a blip and not indicitive of anything major.
Wendy - don't panic yet. Let's see what tomorrow's temp is. Hang in there.
Julie - your chart almost looks like you haven't O'd yet actually. I'd keep DTD if I were you.
I'm getting nervous even though it's only Monday. I just feel like if my temp doesn't go up tomorrow then I'm probably out. only time will tell though!
As long as you DTD every other day then it has to happen. The charts drive me crazy. I don't even rely on them anymore, it's too much of a downer
Good luck ladies. I'm sure we're going to hear great news soon from you all
temp has dropped a bit, but no spotting or AF yet. So that's better than the last two months when I started spotting on 11dpo.
I'm confident that I o'd on CD 16. Temp went back up today and I discarded yesterday's temp, which forced FF to agree with me that I o'd on CD 16. I think I need a new thermometer. If I don't get pg this cycle I'll buy one
Temp went up again. Not sure if I should get excited or if it's the progesterone so my hopes aren't up yet. I have no inkling either way right now, my boobs were really sore the other day but not so bad now, I can walk down stairs without pain now, but coming home and taking my bra off is still the best feeling of the day. I've felt a bit gaggy a few times, and an emotional roller coaster and am a witch at times, but all of this can also be chalked up to progestrone
I hope it goes up for you Mel, maybe crazy late implantation? I have everything crossed for you that it happens very soon
Mel and Wendy hoping this is it!!!
Good luck gals
We will see soon, my chart means nothing pretty much because of the progesterone, my symptoms may or may not be real because of the progesterone and besides have subsided. I have to decide quickly if we will do another cycle next month if this one didn't work
yes, but that still is such a pretty chart Wendy! Mine looks like a train wreck this month! I'm holding out to test until Friday.
I think both of your charts look very good! I have FX for you two! Mel I hope we share the same BB again..and July even. : )
I'm 6DPO, i have slightly sore BB's, AF type cramping this evening, metallic taste in my mouth. Ugh, the dreaded TWW.
Julie, Marie, Katie, Jodie- How are you guys doing?
I I'm 5DPO. Have no symptoms, but the aches and pains in my uterus area that I've been complaining about is still there. I had my final set of bloodwork taken today (progesterone and glucose) and have a follow up booked with my dr for Monday. I'm just crossing fingers and toes and anything else that will cross.
Well 7 dpiui, went in for blood work, and great news, my progesterone levels went up! My highest so far was 17.5, today was 26!! Now I have been using progesterone cream, taking Vitex & vitamin Bc, plus acupuncture. So not sure if its 1 particular thing, or combination of everything...either way, I'm thrilled!
I'll be headed to August now. Tested this morning, whiter than white so I stopped the progesterone and I'll be moving on again
I'm probably joining you. temp dived this morning, but haven't seen any spotting or AF yet so if temp goes back up I'll test in the morning. Guess there is still a chance if AF hasn't arrived right?!
So sorry Wendy(((hugs)))
Oh Mel, Fingers Crossed for a temp jump tomorrow! ((hugs))
I'm 7DPO today and I'm just exhausted. I have work this weekend, so that should keep me pretty busy until Monday and then I'll start my POAS addiction.
I'm so sorry, Wendy. I wish it had been your month
I hope your temp goes back up tomorrow Mel
thanks ladies. No temp jump, but no dive either. It's exactly the same as yesterday. So I didn't test, but still no AF. Not sure what to think. I'll probably test Sunday if no AF by then. I'm totally waiting because I don't want to see that negative. ha ha
I really hope this is it for you Mel, I would say no temp dive at 15dpo is a good sign. Everything crossed for you.
Oh Wendy, I'm so sorry, I was really hoping that this was your month Did AF arrive?
Jordan, you're only 1 day behind me! Need someone to join me in my POAS addiction! I started 6 DPIUI b/c I wanted to see if trigger shot was still in system. I previously reported it was BFN, but it might have been a very very light line. so of course I kept testing, daily (and yesterday, twice a day!) and I thought the lines were getting slightly darker. Well this morning, 9 DPIUI, with FMU there was no line AHHHH, this is all so confusing!! I guess it was still the trigger shot left in my system, so hopefully now it's FINALLY out...FX!! I know that it is still super duper early, but was really hoping that the line was getting darker, but maybe it was just my imagination since I want it soooo badly.
I find myself chart stalking all of you! Makes me wish I had started charting again. Good Luck ladies. I POAS this morning at 8dpo. I know it's early, I knew I would be disappointed. Luckily, I'll be gone until Sunday night, so I can't test again until 11dpo. FX!
Spoke too soon, spotting now. Guess I'm onto August. Best of luck ladies!!!
Oh Mel that sucks.
No af hasn't started yet, I only stopped the progesterone yesterday morning and the clinic said it can sometimes take a few days. My temp dropped to just above normal pre O temps this morning so I would say later today or tomorrow. I am going to pick up my script for clomid today
Good luck Wendy on clomid
So Sorry Mel
Wendy, I hope clomid works for you!
Marie-That's too funny, I'm a day behind you and Julie is a day behind me!
Julie & Marie- Want to symptom spot with me?? Haha, I am sooo gassy. It's ridiculous! and I feel like I'm starving even after I have just eaten.
I was wiped yesterday and DH said my bb's looked bigger but I think he was just being immature
Thanks, picked up the clomid today and have a couple of little bits of spotting so hopefully soon with af. I just want to get this cycle started and really need to know when to request time off for
Well I started spotting yesterday - 11 DPIUI. and it's still happening today! UGH UGH UGH! I seriously don't know what causes the early spotting?! Like I want to know if this is an issue - will this prevent me from getting pregnant? Is it normal?! I always thought it was due to low progesterone, but I started progesterone cream, my level was 26 this month (the highest it's ever been!) yet I still started spotting same time I have the past few months.
I know I shouldn't get discouraged, we technically are only on our 3rd IUI (we can't get pregnant on our own) so really we are like a "normal" couple, so I know that it can take several months to get pregnant...it's just that we have been trying for 2.5 years (before we realized there was a problem, then all the testing, waiting, and now IUI) so it just seems like so much longer!!! I don't want to give up hope, but sometimes I feel like it's never going to happen