Another Monday....I really didn't want the weekend to end. It was great seeing my good friend Natalie and I didn't want her to leave. It is wonderful being around friends that have know you for so long and we can sit and talk about old times and how old we feel. yes, OLD!! I am now 30 years old. No more can I say I am in my 20's. Thats ok..my aunt told me that her 30's were the best time in her life..I hope it is the same for me. I am def. more mature than I was 10 years ago..I am a lot more grounded and I have a wonderful DH and friends.
Anyway...back to the weekend. I met Nat at the airport on friday afternoon, she was surprised to see me since I told her I was going to work all day and Matt would be ther to pick her up. I loved seeing the "what are you doing here" face. So we chatted it up for a little while and then all went out to dinner. Did some running around and then came home to watch Jackass 2 (she hadn't seen it yet). Saturday we sat and talked all morning and then headed out to the mall to walk around. We met Matt at the dog park and hung out with all the dogs. We then went home, had some wine and started getting ready for our dinner. The place we went to was interesting...we sat at this really large table on these tuffets. They were actually pretty comfortable. The food was excellent and the company was even better...we had about 7 of us total (3 people couldn't make it) and we laughed and just had a great time. I drank quite a bit of wine and was a little loud but what the heck, it was my birthday. We then all came back to our house and had some cake and more wine (well really that was just me). Nat and I then stayed up and played XBOX 360 for a while. It was a great day. Sunday we slept in and then went to see Breach (pretty good), took the dogs to the park again and watched another movie.
All in all, it was a great weekend. I needed it after everything that has happened lately. I hope that this is the start to a better year. I realized that everything started happening not long after my birthday last year and has lasted all year long. Keep your fingers crossed that the start of this new decade for me is a good one. Come on BFP!!!!
CD10...nothing new really going on. My temps have been kind of crazy this cycle though. Started quite high for AF and today I had a really low temperature....weird. We will just see what the next week brings. Dh and I will just BD when we can (his schedule is kind of crappy this next week) and see what happens. I should ovulate sometime next week but I have no confidence on what day. My AF's have been longer since the D&C and last month I didn't O until CD20...If my cycles go as they have been, I should be Oing on CD15. I seem to take longer to O every other month. We will see if I am right this month.
Nothing much else is going on right now...just waiting for the weekend. This is my girl weekend (DH has duty) where I have a chance to get caught up on the chick flicks I have missed and hang out with my very pregnant friend. Hopefully we can work a little bit on the nursery...it is going to look great. I am so excited for her. They picked a name for the baby too...Meghan Avery...beautiful right. I love it. I can't wait until I am able to pick out the perfect name for our baby.
So things have been pretty uneventful this cycle...that is until last night. Last night I got EWCM!! Yeah for me. I almost jumped DH right then and there. I was quite excited because I wasn't sure when I would O this cycel and I thought for sure that I would O when DH would be at the station standing duty. Luck was on my side this time. DH is home and we BDed last night and will again tonight. Hopefully we cath that egg this month. Come on spermies...
You know what else this means...it means that i have one ovary that O's around CD15 (my right I think) and then one ovary that O's on CD19 or 20. I am thinking this is normal but it is hard not to overly obsess about everything. I mean I can get pregnant..that has not been our problem.
Well we will see what my temp looks like tommorrow morning..if it jumps then I know that O'd today and we are onto the dreaded 2WW. I did also promise my friend that I would not test until AF was late and since she is on preg.org, she will find out if I do. (hi Michelle!) Wish me luck!!! LOL
CD16 and my temp didn't jump this morning but I am not too worried. I think it will tomorrow. The EWCm I got was late monday night and that only means that I will O in the next 48 hours, right? So maybe i will O sometime today and my temp will skyrocket tommorrow? I was comparing this cycel to my December cycle and that seems to be exactly what happened there...they are very similar. We DTD enough that we are coverd even if I O today. We will see what tomorrow brings.
I have been thinking about something or rather how to respond to something. I have been asked twice in the last few days if we are in the "family way" yet? How does one with problems sustaining a pregnancy respond to this? I know that I will respond differently depending on who is asking but really...how are you supposed to answer this? Well I was in the "family way" three times but thnigs just didn't work out...they don't want to hear that, do they? So in repsonse to one, I just said No but not for lack of trying. I mean we are trying so its true but if he only knew the truth, right? My response to the other one will probably be a little different..I may tell a little bit of the truth because I think he would want to know but it doesn't make answering the question any easier. I mean most people don't want to hear the bad stuff...they want only the good so that they don't have to feel bad about it themselves. Do you agree?? I just hate that I can't just say, yes..i have a beautiful baby now. arrgghhh
CD18 and I am pretty sure that I O'd late last night. I had major O pains and I got an almost positive OPK yesterday. The line wasn't darker than the control line but it was the darkest I have ever gotten on an OPK. My temp did go up today and I know it will go up even further tomorrow. We BD yesterday and may again today so hopefully we catch the egg. Now the dreaded 2WW...I am glad that I will be busy, it will help time fly.
I have a lot planned for this weekend...we are walking in a charity walk tomorrow morning and then taking the dogs to the beach. The dogs are walking with us so we should all have fun. The sunday I am trowing my good friend her baby shower. It should be a fun day..I am making this butterfly shapped cake. I thought about just buying one but that is the easy way out..I like to make things more personal and I know she will love it. Then next week i will be spending time getting everything together for a tradeshow the week after. A colleague and I will be traveling to Charlotte on the 25th for a few days. Its nice that its close. Then Misty is scheduled to have her baby on the 28th and I should be able to test around the 30th if AF isn't here. Phew..like I said, it will be busy.
Ok so if I am pregnant ths cycle, my EDD would be around December 6th or 7th. I love it. What a wonderful christmas present AND it would be a good time to take that time off.
Good Morning everyone! What an exhausting but fun weekend I had. I will get to that in a sec, I first want to update you with my very confusing chart. My temp jumped this morning (finally) and FF has not put my cross hairs at CD17 which would make me 4DPO. I am not sooo sure I agree with it. Usually my temp shoots way up (like this morning) after I O which would mean that I O'd either on CD19 or 20. My temp yesterday was taken earlier than normal because I really had to go pee and just couldn't wait until my normal temp time. If I do the temp corrector it puts my temp at 97.48..hmmmmm Anyway..i am quite confused my my cycle this month so far..maybe once I put in some more high temps, FF will move my CH..who knows?? Either way I won't test until that last weekend in March.
So onto more fun stuff. We did the walk for charity on saturday morning with the dogs...the weather was quite cold so we were freezing until we started walking. There was quite a few people there so it was nice. We then took the dogs down to the station and let them run aroun don the beach for awhile...that is until we were all freezing again and couldn't handle it.
Sunday was Misty's shower and it turned out great. Everyone had a great time. I made this butterfly cake and I loved the way it turned out..i will post a picture when I get to my camera again. We played this guess the body party game where you look at ultrasound pictures and try and guess the body part...it was great and I highly recommend it to anyone planning a shower.
I was quite exhausted by the end of the day yesterday and was happy to just vegg on the couch with DH. This week will be busy too but that just means I will have less time to obsess!!
Wednesday is here and I am trying not to obsess about the 2WW. I keep feeling my boobs (a few times a day) just to see if they are any more tender than the previous feel. FF moved my O date as I thought it would to CD19 so I am now only 4DPO. I feel better about this O date. We still have a good chance of catching that egg so keep your fingers crossed for us.
Things are going to start to get busy for me...I am getting my hair cut after work then tomorrow I am going to have to start laundry and get things togehter for my trip next week. Friday night we have dinner with friends and Saturday is my half-day spa appt (boy am I excited abuot that) and then maybe off to the Maternity and Baby expo that afternoon. I then leave early on Sunday for Charlotte for a trade show. Next week will also be a big week...I come back on Wednesday night and Misty is having little miss Megan on wednesday, Michelle is having her "big" u/s on wednesday and I get to test (if AF hasn't come yet) next weekend. Phew..a lot going on, huh?
Oh I almost forgot, here is a pick of the butterfly cake I made for Misty's baby shower last weekend. One wing was chocolate, one was white and the body was strawberry cake. It was a hit and I totally recommend it to anyone throwing a party. PM me if you want the link to the recipe.
I just love all of these new journals popping up! Hello to all of you!
So I am in Charlotte now, sitting in my drab hotel room. We arrived in Charlotte earlier today, set up our booth at the CC and then hung out at the hotel for a little while. We then had a great mean at the cheesecake factory...it was really great food. I can't believe I had never eaten there before. I will def. go again the next time I am near one. Now I am sitting here on the computer watching TV..exhausted and very full. Actually I am hoping that my food digests a little bit because I have a wonderful piece of Oreo Cheesecake waiting for me. YUMMMYY!!!
So how is this cycel going? Good so far. I am now in the 1WW and trying not to obsess too much. The good thing is that I made a point of not bringing any HPT with me so I have no urge to test. Here are my symptoms so far in case you want to obess with me:
nausuous at times after I eat
tired earlier at night
breats are sore on the sides
Pretty promising, right? I have a good feeling about this cycle..our timing was great this time. Well we will see how these symptoms progress in the next few days. Hopefully my temp is thrown off too much with me sleeping in a hotel room...I tend to not sleep as well and/or forget to take my temp in the morning.
Oh I almost forgot to tell you....my half a spa day yesterday was amazing! The hot stone massage was wonderful...they even put these little hot stones between your toes. I highly recommend it. I also had a facial and a mani/pedi. I have already messed up my nails (I work with my hands so I am really not surprised at this) but it was all worth it.
Have a great night and I will update again later...
10DPO and I have the same symptoms as 2 days ago plus I have had a few mini headaches and some cramps today. I really hope that its implantation and not AF. I think I will be pretty disappointed if she shows up. I am goign to stay positive though because I have a good feeling about this month.
I am still out of town and missing home. It is hard sleeping in another bed and then I keep getting hot and then cold when I am sleeping. Its very annoying. My temp was quite high this morning and I am not positive that it was correct mainly because I kept waking up through the night. We will see what tomorrows temps bring.
12DPO and I am excited yet "not sure" of whats going on. Here is why I am excited: My boobs are still a little bit sore but more on the sides, I am feeling quite nauseous today,I have had Creamy CM every day and I am exhausted. Here is why I am "not sure": I have had quite a bit of cramping...kind of off and on. There is def. something going on down there...I just don't know what..yet.
My temp was high again today so I know that is a good sign. We will see what it is tomorrow...keep your fingers crossed that it is high still. It is going to be hard to deal with if its low. I have really tried to not get my hopes up but it is soooo hard not to. KWIM????
On a lighter note, my friend Misty had her baby yesterday. I am so happy for them. Megan Avery weighed 10lbs, 7 ou and was 22 in. long. Big, right. She is so beautiful too..just perfect. I went and saw them this morning and I am in love already! I can't wait to babysit.