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    How am I so hormonal at only 5DPO?

    I've cried something like 3 times today, and yelled at the guy at the cell phone store. I've also felt very exhausted, and my boobs are extremely sore. I usually don't feel this way until AF is just about due. I'm not sure if that's a good or bad sign. For now, I'm just hanging in there....
    Bob and Jackie
    Proud parents of Braden since 9/27/03 and Jenna since 7/28/08

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    Four 98 degree temps in a row! How awesome is that!

    Only 7 DPO, however. I still have to hang in there and be patient. It's so hard.

    In other news, Braden had a speech screening at his school on Tuesday, and she recommended that he get evaluated for speech therapy. I never would've guessed that! Right now I'm just waiting for the people to call me back to schedule an evaluation.

    Other than that, life is just pretty normal and boring. I'm just hanging out, dying to POAS.

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    10 DPO.

    I've officially gotten my first BFN of the cycle. I'm sure there are many more to come

    10 DPO is still really early, so I'm not gonna let it get me down too much. It ain't over till the witch shows, and I don't have any signs of her yet. My boobs are still nice and sore, and I've been feeling like total crap. Last night was the worst so far. I couldn't stand to even look at food cooking on the TV. I also have a few nice new pimples on my face. These can all be signs of impending AF, though, so we will just have to see. I keep trying to tell myself I'm either pg or I'm not, and no amount of obsessing is going to change that fact. I can't seem to help it though.

    My temp went back up into the 98 degree range today, so that's a plus. I can't rely too heavily on the accuracy of this temp though, since I took it almost 4 hours early. Yes, the fact that I didn't go potty right before falling asleep, coupled with my anxiety to test, woke me up at 3:45am. Now I can't go back to sleep, even though I don't have to wake up until 7:30. I am so not going to have a fun day tomorrow. The nice thing is that I work for my husband, and we run our office out of the garage of our house, so if I start feeling really bad I'm sure he won't mind if I lie down. He sympathizes with me right now.

    In other news, we got a new TV that I am just in LOVE with! It's a 50" plasma flat panel TV that we have mounted on the wall in our bedroom. It made TV watching so much fun last night! This will definitely make the passing of the rest of the 2WW so much more enjoyable.

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    Cycle 4. CD 1.

    I started spotting last night, and the witch showed this morning. So, it's on to being an August hopeful for me.

    My cycle was only 23 days this time, and my LP was 10 again. I realize that's on the low end of normal, but I really think that is where my problem lies. I just hope I can get my doctor to agree with me before I've been trying for a year. Bob isn't getting any younger, after all, and we want some time to ourselves in the golden years.

    As bad as I've got the baby fever, though, I would be alright with our family just being the three of us. A fourth would be nice, but not necessary. I love my family.

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    CD 3.

    Not much to report. I'm just sitting here waiting for AF to go away. I hate her!

    I've started taking Vitamin B6. I'm hoping that will help with my LP length.

    I ordered a Cheri prediction. I so totally do not believe in anything supernatural, yet I couldn't seem to help myself. It seemed like she had a high success rate, and at this point I'm trying to cling to any hope I can find.

    I was also kind of discouraged when I started TTC because the only month this year the Chinese gender prediction calendar said I'd conceive a girl would be November, and we started trying in August, so I assumed I'd be pg by now. I don't know how much faith to put into that either, but it was right for Braden. So maybe my body was just holding out to conceive a girl.

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    Maybe I'm getting my hopes up, but my cycle seems much more "normal" so far this month. First of all, I did not have days of spotting before AF. The night before I had a tiny bit of spotting, and by the next morning it was enough to consider it AF. Every other month I'd get a tiny bit of spotting at night, then a couple of days of more spotting before AF. Also, AF has seemed more like what I remember from once upon a time. She built up, was pretty heavy by day 3 and 4, and has now gotten much lighter by day 5 and I expect her to be gone by tomorrow. How normal is that!!!

    I think I'm going to buy some progesterone cream. While I'm not confident it will definitely work, I figure it can't hurt. At least until my doctor is able to give me something better.

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    My Cheri Prediction:

    "I am seeing BOY for this pregnancyt.

    He is someone who I would consider to be "cautious" one who does not
    want to rush into any decisions, someone who is a bit leary of trying
    anything new, unless he sees sojmeone else try it first (*and live!
    lol) And he tends to be more shy when meeting people that he does not
    really know. Almost like he wants to see what they are like, before
    deciding if he wants to put the effort in with getting to know them
    and becoming friends.

    As a young child, tends to kinda play on his own until hes gotten know
    other children, you might find that its okay if they approach him and
    want to play, but will probably take the third time of meeting before
    he would go up to them and just start playing. Hes shy a little bit

    I think that you will find that he does have good musical talent.
    Really likes to play the guitar and seems to come by it naturally.

    I think that you will find that he has more of a lighter golden hair
    coloring, almost like there is just a hint of red. (not sure if this
    runs in your family, but appears like a strawberry blonde?)

    I think that you will find that he is someone who has no problems with
    studyng, usually takes school as something verious serious and really
    interested in what the teachers have to say. He does have a good sense
    of humor when in a comfortable situation, but other wise will keep to
    himself until he gets to know everyone.

    When it comes to career paths, they link him to Pharmacy

    When it comes to marriage I see him closer to 26, theyw ill have two
    boys of their own."

    She forgot to give me a month, so she emailed me back with this:

    "I am so sorry that I that! It should have said OCTOBER as what he is
    connected to, so its either birth month, concieve month or the month
    you find out in"


    So, we'll see how this goes. I really do not believe at all in psychic abilities, just did this for ****s and giggles. I can tell you that I totally can NOT see Bob and I having a shy child. I also don't know where the strawberry blonde hair would come from.

    For now, I'm just chilling out, waiting to O. So boring....
    Bob and Jackie
    Proud parents of Braden since 9/27/03 and Jenna since 7/28/08

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    I haven't posted on here much lately, but that's because I don't have much to post TTC related. I'm on CD 12 now, just WTO. AF ended actually lasting longer this time -she got a second wind. So I had a 23 day cycle, a 6 day AF, then 3 days of spotting. So not fun.

    I'm guessing I'll O around Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, but we shall see. My CM isn't looking great yet. I wouldn't be surprised if I O'd later, since AF stayed later, but we shall see.

    I went into the doctor's office yesterday for my regular blood work to check cholesterol and things, and it was a disaster. The first nurse stuck me twice, never got a good vein, then went to get a different nurse. That nurse found a good vein on the side of my arm, got me with a butterfly needle there, then dropped the needle out of my arm when she pushed the vial in. That was nice and painful, not to mention a pretty amount of blood. I now have the biggest, ugliest bruise there. What's worse, though, is that I have to go back in Monday, cause they never got the blood they needed and wanted to give my arms a rest.

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    It's CD15 and I'm pretty sure I O'd today. We'll see what my temps do, but I definitely had O pains today. And I had a pretty dark OPK last night, and lighter today, so I think I just missed my surge. Keeping my fingers crossed!!!!

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    Yay, I got my crosshairs today!

    I'm at CD 19 now - It looks like I o'd on CD 16. I know I had O pains on CD 15, but now that I think about it I had them the day before O last month too. Maybe they're more just a sign that O is about to come for me. I kind of cheated and put a +OPK into my chart, but the one I took that day was practically positive. I think for next cycle (though hopefully there isn't one!) I may go back to the brand of OPK I used last time.

    My temp is climbing up right away and not fooling around like it has in the past, so hopefully that's a good sign for progesterone levels. I started using the progesterone cream yesterday too, so hopefully that helps. At any rate, I'm not going to get excited and convince myself I'm pg before AF or a positive test this month. I'm convinced that it's silly to obsess over any symptoms, because any pg symptom could also be a pms symptom. I'm also going to try to not test until 12 DPO - there's no reason for it. I'll save myself some stress. If I test early then I end up testing for days, and I lose sleep and stuff over it.

    Our 5th anniversary was yesterday, though it was nothing too exciting. We worked, I went grocery shopping, then we had friends over. We're actually going away to Atlantic City for 2 days, but that's not till tomorrow, because you can get special packages if you wait until Sunday. Our package is $200 +tax for 2 nights. That includes a room at the Tropicana, 2 tickets to the IMAX theatre (we're going to see Beowulf), and a $50 gift card to be used for dining or shopping. I think we'll try out the nice Italian place there.

    Today we have friends coming over for poker tonight. I'm also making a turkey dinner that we have a friend coming over for. I got a free turkey from the grocery store for spending so much money there in a certain time frame. They do that every Thanksgiving and Easter I think. Anyway, I'm going to my parents on Thanksgiving, and the in laws the day after, so I'm just gonna have mine today. Man, am I going to be sick of turkey in 1 week. Luckily, turkey is a multipurpose food!

    Oh, and last but not least...

    6 more days until Black Friday!

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