I finally decided to start a ttc journal. We've been ttc#2 for almost a year now, and it has been quite the journey.
I am just entering the 2ww of this cycle. I'm not super hopeful, as I don't know how good our BD timing was. I wasn't able to test with an OPK on the very day I believe I would have gotten a +OPK, so it's been a real guessing game. My cervix and all other signs point to O'ing either yesterday or today. I would say I'm 100% sure I O'd yesterday, but this morning's temp only went up a little. Not enough to convince me actual O occurred yesterday.
My boobs starting hurting yesterday, and has continued today. It's normal for them to be a little sore around O, but this time they seem to be more sore than usual. As for O pains, I've had them a lot this time around, so I can't go by that to pinpoint O. I even had some this afternoon.
Something odd this cycle is that I've had a lot of spotting. It finally stopped as of yesterday. Not sure what it means, if anything.
Also today my gums bled when I brushed my teeth. Probably doesn't mean a thing, but it's interesting to note. I wonder if that can sometimes be a sign of ovulating. I woke up nauseated yesterday and today, too, but only first thing. After I ate it went away for the rest of the day (both days). I do know that nausea can happen for some around ovulation time.
Another thing of interest to note: This evening we BD and I was "tender" down there. Not a normal thing for me.
Well... I only "thought" I was entering the 2ww on the 24th. Turns out, I got a +OPK yesterday, so I'm probably O'ing today. This is the latest I've ever O'd, and I'm not sure why it got delayed this cycle. Maybe I've been overly worried about dh, as he had a bad allergic reaction that turned out to be related to stress.
Yesterday evening we were able to BD, so at least I have some hope for this cycle. My CM was good at that time (EWCM) and has continued to be good into today (started out as EWCM, lots of it, and most recently was Watery). Something that's a little odd to me is that my temp took a big dip yesterday, but yesterday is when I got the +OPK, which would normally mean I am O'ing today, and my temp went up today instead of down. But... it's not written in stone anywhere that you have to have a temp dip on the day of O (it's just that I usually do have one then, not the day before). Besides, my temp only went back up to where it was the day before the dip, and it's still more like a pre-O temp for me I think.
Early this morning while I was waking up, I had this strange pain really low in my abdomen. At first I thought, could this be O pain? But the pain was lower down and more towards the middle, more like where my bladder is, and I could feel the pain in the back, too. So i have no idea what that was. It lasted for maybe 10-15 seconds, then was gone again. I think I've had some twinges in that same area throughout the day, but not anything worth noting really.
However, this afternoon, somewhere around 1:45pm, I had what I "think" maybe have been O pain, but it was only for a 4 or 5 seconds and then was gone again. Normally O pain lasts longer than that for me. So, who knows?
I have also been absolutely ravenous with hunger today. I wonder if your body demands more when you're O'ing? Oh, and my boobs continued to be sore up until yesterday, when they weren't, and now today they're starting to feel tender again.
I should be in the 2ww as of tomorrow. We'll see if my temp goes higher.
Last edited by FLSunshineMom; 04-29-2009 at 06:17 PM.
Well my temp definitely went up higher, and now at 2 dpo it's gone up significantly higher, so I think it's pretty safe to say I've O'd.
Been having some crampiness/twinges down low in my abdomen all day today. Yesterday I was extremely lethargic when I first woke up, and it took all the energy I could muster just to get out of bed. That's the worst fatigue I have ever had. I almost went to the doctor, but decided to wait it out and see how I did as the day progressed. Later on in the afternoon I had a milkshake, and it seemed like after that I miraculously got better. I have been on a lower carb diet (South Beach) than what I'm used to lately, and am thinking that maybe that is the culprit. Maybe my body is just one of those 'exceptions to the rule' and can't handle doing low carb. This morning I felt much better, except I did still sleep in longer than usual. I've eaten more carbs today (sticking to mostly healthy ones) and I have had much more energy.
I am planning to wait until Mother's Day to test, assuming AF doesn't show before then. I really hope I can wait that long. I'll be 14 dpo. It will be a long wait, because I've already waited longer than usual to even O in the first place. I'm going to try and keep myself occupied and try not to think about it too much. I'll just keep saying to myself, "Mother's Day, that's what I'm waiting for." I think it would be really awesome to get a BFP for Mother's Day. That would be the best Mother's Day gift ever.
4 dpo - Yesterday afternoon on the drive back home from town, I started to feel nauseated. I had Pizza Hut pizza for lunch, so I was thinking maybe I was just having a bad reaction to that. However, as the evening progressed, it never went away, and I was only able to eat a few bites of dinner. I had this odd "full" feeling. Granted, I did eat a South Beach Protein Bar for a snack a couple hours before that, but generally those things don't fill me up at all, just "get me by" til the next meal.
Then this morning when I woke up I felt nauseated still. I just don't think it's possible to have symptoms this early, so there just "has" to be some other explanation. Maybe when the level of progesterone rises in my body after O, nausea is a side effect? Though you would think I'd have nausea starting the day after O, and it didn't appear until yesterday at 3 dpo. Hmmm. Just interesting to note. I guess we will know if it's pg-related when the time for AF arrives and she's a no-show.
I've also noticed my boobs hurting off and on, but that's a common post-O thing for me, so not sure what to make of it. Earlier this morning I was really gassy (before getting out of bed), but that could have been from something I ate last night.
Another thing I took note of yesterday is that I suddenly did not want anything related to salad (lettuce, tomato, etc) or even vegetables. The thought of either turned my stomach. I was able to eat the veggies that were on the pizza I ate at lunch, but I think that's because the taste of them were kind of "hidden" amongst all that cheese and pepporoni and sausage and... well, ya know.
My attitude this cycle is one of refusal to get even remotely excited about the possibility of being pregnant. At least so far. Let 10 dpo get here and me have a lot of serious symptoms and high temps and I bet I'll at least start to get excited.
Oh... and I also wanted to make a note of the fact that the crampy twinges I was having back at 1 dpo have continued, except now they are more like "pulling pains" in the area where my ovaries are on both sides, and have even gotten more frequent. Not that I think it means anything really, just wanted to note it "in case" I do get a BFP. Then I can look back and say, 'Hey, that might have been pg-related afterall.' I do have a theory that a woman's body knows it's pregnant from the moment of conception. It's just my theory, though. Don't know if it's actually true.
Last edited by FLSunshineMom; 05-01-2009 at 12:31 PM.
Forgot I wanted to mention that since 2 or 3 dpo, can't remember exactly when I started to notice it, I've had increased CM bigtime. Normally I only notice my CM on the tp in the evenings mainly, the rest of the time I don't see anything, but since about 2 dpo I see CM every time I wipe and sometimes there's quite a bit of it. And today I started to notice a yellow stain on my undies. Guess it's time for pantyliners.
5 dpo - Well I am still nauseated today. It isn't so bad that I can't eat, and in fact, it seems to get worse after eating, but it's more of an irritation than anything. So far it's not so bad that it makes me want to vomit. I've also had some strange twinges in my abdomen today. One was an actual sharp pain, in the right ovary area, enough to make me almost double over. It happened when I was getting out of the van to take Hannah into Babies-R-Us, then subsided a little, then hit me harder as I neared the store and almost stopped me dead in my tracks. After several seconds it subsided, thankfully.
Also, late last night I was having cramps very similiar to mild AF cramps but so far today I don't think I've had any.
My appetite has definitely been bigger today. I ate breakfast (8 oz yogurt with fresh sliced strawberries) and still felt hungry afterwards. So I ate a South Beach protein bar, but still felt a little hungry. I decided to ignore it, but about an hour later had a granola bar, then about an hour after that I was ready to eat lunch. I was meeting dh for lunch but it was going to be closer to 2:00, so even though I really wanted to go ahead and have lunch, I had some vanilla wafers and waited. So bythe time we did eat luch, I was ravenous. We ate at Bonito's Italian Restaurant and I had a salad, some bread, the meat ravioli (all of it), and then a slice of cheesecake with a scoop of ice cream. It was a lot of food and I ate it all. I was full, but not stuffed. Yikes. If I keep eating like that I'd better think about replacing our back door with a barn door.
My CM has been scant today, but we dtd this morning and I always dry up awhile afterwards, then later start seeing the CM again. So we'll see what it looks like later tonight.
I think my boobs feel fuller today, unless it's just my imagination, and are still sore off and on, but I dont think the soreness is much different than usual for post O/pre-AF.
6 dpo Last night I had more cramps, twinges, and a prickly pain that lasted for a few minutes and then was gone. Then this morning I had it again after dtd. woke up to a higher temp and worse nausea. I ate two Satlines which helped a lot. Was really hungry, too, despite the nausea and didn't think I'd ever get full. Around Noon at church I started to feel pretty bloated and have been that way ever since. Funny, though, my boobs don't seem to be as sore or full today. I have been getting little pains in them, though. Oh also after my shower this morning I noticed my boobs look more pale than usual? Noticed that yesterday, too. Seeing more veins but that's a normal pms symptom for me.
7 dpo Nausea worsened even more. When I first woke up I wasn't hungry at all and nothing sounded good and then the nausea hit me and I understood why. So I had a few saltines, but it didn't help much. Later I started getting really hungry so I had more Saltines with pnut butter and the rest of Hannah's pnut butter toast. Then I felt better and had very little nausea the rest of the day. Cramping continued, still mild. Also cramped briefly "down there," like I do when my cervix position is changing either from low to high or high to low. Checked CP and it was high, almost soft, and closed. Nips and surrounding area starting to hurt off and on (evening).
8 dpo Early a.m. - Had some very strange feelings in my abdomen, hard to describe; one time it felt like it was tightening into a little ball? Difficult time waking up and getting out of bed; nausea not as bad this morning, was able to eat breakfast with no problem; appetite still pretty big; mild nausea throughout the day; nips and surrounding area hurting off and on; mild AF-like cramps off and on all day.
9 dpo Woke up super hungry and extremely tired and foggy-headed, took me a long time to get going; arms were all tingly like they had been 'asleep'; the urge to pee was VERY strong this morning; still nauseated (and is worse right now, after just eating lunch).
When I first woke up at almost 5 a.m. and took my temp, it was down a bit from yesterday; I felt so tired and with my temp I wasn't tempted in the least bit to test. So I peed, drank a glass of water, and went back to bed. DH woke me up briefly when he left for work, then I didn't wake back up til around 9 a.m. I got up and went pee, but as I was peeing I said to myself, I want to test, so I did. It was bfn. I wasn't super disappointed, though, since it's still so early.