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    So I'm officially on CD1 of Cycle 3. I am baffled that there even is a cycle 3! I have been pregnant twice before. The first time, which resulted in m/c, I was using the rhythm method, for the first time, and didn't think we DTD anywhere even close to my fertile time. With Braden, I started my BCPs a week late that month and got pg (Best scatter-brained mistake I ever made!)

    So here I am actually TTC for the first time, and finding it harder than I'd imagined. I realize that two cycles isn't really that big of a deal, but I have more to be concerned about this time. I gained a bit of weight since having Braden, and my stomach is also bigger than it was. I'm also diabetic now, which I assume can't help matters much. My biggest concern though, is that I've been charting, and while not horrific, I'm not impressed with the length of my LP. I'm hoping that it's just a result of my body getting used to being off BCps, since I never really had cycles this short before.

    I'm not letting it get me down too much yet, though. Lots of people don't get pregnant at the drop of a hat, and I'm fine to be one of them. Some day it will happen!
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    CD 2.

    Man do I have a headace right now. I hate AF. It's gross, I feel like crap, and I'm at my furthest point from being able to pee on sticks again. Bob's going to the gym soon, and I'm making him take Braden to the child care there so I can lie down in peace!

    I've been reading the book Taking Charge of Your Fertility. I already knew a lot of the stuff from Fertility Friend, but I'm learning a lot too. I'm feeling more positive about my shortish luteal phases, because the book lists that as a common side effect of getting off birth control, which should get better. I went from 10 days cycle 1 to 12 days cycle 2 - definitely an improvement.

    I went ahead and ordered some Preseed today. I figure it's worth a try.

    My sister's in the hospital right now. She's been having contractions all day, but they're still trying to stop the labor, since she's only 34 1/2 weeks. Even if she has the baby, though, the baby is measuring over 5 pounds, so that's a good sign. I hope she's able to cook the baby a little longer though.
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    My sister went home yesterday. They were able to stop the labor. I am determined to get a BFP before she gets a baby!

    I started reading a book called Fertility Foods, but I gave up. It basically says to eat healthy. Duh.

    I took a small break from TCOYF. I read most of the important stuff, but like I told Bob, I just need something to read that isn't about fertility!

    AF is much lighter, so she should be gone by tomorrow. Hopefully she doesn't come back to visit for another 9 months or so!

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    CD8 now. Based on the past two cycles, I probably have 6 or 7 days to go until ovulation. So boring.

    AF is finally gone! She stuck around way too long this time! I thought she was completely gone after 5 days, like usual, then when I woke up on day 6 she was totally back again. I was not happy!

    I watched my 1 year old nephew Friday night into Saturday. I found myself thinking, "Am I sure I really want 2 kids?" Hopefully it won't be as insane with my own 2 kids. First of all, Braden will be even older by then. Second, he won't feel as much of a need to show off for his own brother or sister. Third, my house just isn't set up for a 1 year old right now, which definitely adds to the stress.

    I'd been having these sharp twinges on the right side of my abdomen, which I was worried about, but they seem to have subsided. Who knows what that was. The female body does all sorts of strange things.

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    I just joined Sparkpeople.com. The program for tracking what you eat on there is awesome! I'm very excited about trying to lose some weight until I become pg.

    On that note, I have lots of EWCM today. Considering I'm only on CD9, it probably doesn't mean anything, but we better BD tonight just to make sure!

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    Ok. I had lots of EWCM on CD9. It lasted into about mid-morningish on CD10, then dissipated. On CD10 I had a decent temp dip, then on CD11 a decent temp rise. So now I'm thinking, did I O on CD10??? That seems crazy, but I guess anything's possible. Only the next couple of days worth of temps will tell. I'm probably covered if I did, though. Even though we didn't BD on CD10, we did the evening of CD8, CD9, and the morning of CD11. I'm probably just being paranoid, though.

    We shall see!
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    Well, I definitely did not O early, cause my temp dropped today, I have more EWCM, and......



    a +OPK!

    I can't wait to BD with the Preseed tonight!

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    Into the 2WW!

    I need 2 more temps to get my crosshairs, but I'm sure O day was yesterday. I guess I just had a fluke high temp the one day.

    I played around with sticking 2 more higher temps in, just to see what FF gives me for an EDD and test date, and my test date is Halloween! How cool is that. And if I'm not pg this month, it would be very poetic if the witch showed up on Halloween! I even have a witch shirt I was planning on wearing, and I was going to buy a witch hat.

    My EDD will be July 11. That's not the most ideal time, since there's like 3 other birthdays in Bob's family in July and 1 in early August, but I'm not concerned. I was certainly not about to miss out on a month of ttc over it.

    We tried the Preseed the night before O. Bob thought it was ok, but it didn't leave enough friction. He had a good enough time of things though. Last night we just did it unlubricated, but we didn't seem to need any.

    All there is to do now, is sit back and wait!

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    So FF refused to give me my crosshairs today. That's okay, I'm sure I'll get them tomorrow. I know it doesn't seem like enough of a temp spike, since I had a fluke higher temp on CD11. I'm still pretty confident that I O'd, though I guess tomorrow will tell for sure.

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    Crosshairs!

    And I nice little temp spike to go along with it.

    Feeling happy today.

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