Trying for first baby

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Trying for first baby

Well, I am going to attempt to copy/paste my journal over here to the new boards. I'm not sure how it is going to work, and I am guessing the dates will now be all wrong, but I still want to have all of my journal in one place, so here it goes. It may take me a few days to finish doing this, though!

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Posted: 2002-10-10 08:10
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O.K. Today was my first day to start charting, so I want to enter my results here every day. That way I can look back at them anytime. This cylce will mark the 6th month of TTC. Hopefully we'll be lucky. I have read about a lot of people on here buying OPKs on ebay, so I'm bidding today to see if I can get a good deal on a bunch of them. I tried them one month. I went through all 7 of them and never got a +, so I think I need to test a lot more often to catch it. Hopefully I'll win this bid and will receive the 20 sticks before AF leaves and I can test every day. My Dr. told me that there is a possibility that I ovulate while I am on my period. I hope that is not the case. I have tracked my last 13 cycles, and they are not regular. They have ranged from 22 - 29 days. However, most of them were about 23-27, so I think I'm getting closer to being regular. O.K. Here go my charting numbers...

CD#- 2
Temp.- 97.1
AF- Here
Symptoms- Cramps
Meds.- IB 800mg

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Posted: 2002-10-11 08:33
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CD#- 3
Temp.- 97.3
AF- Here
Symptoms- Cramps
Meds.- IB 800mg

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Posted: 2002-10-11 08:55
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My cramps were very bad yesterday. I ended up taking a total of 2,400 mg of Ibuprofen and it really didn't help too much. I slept with a thermapatch on my stomach last night and I think that helped me. I still have some cramps today, but they are not near as bad so far.

My mom called and left a message last night while I was at school. My dad's brother died. I am feeling stessed about what to do. I want to go to the funeral, but it is far away, would be very expensive, and I can't miss my Psychology final tomorrow morning. I am really leaning toward not going at this point. Nobody is expecting me to be there at this point. They all understand. I just really wish I could be with me dad during this time. I know this is hard on him. My uncle has a wife and 3 children. All of the children are younger than me. I just can't imagine losing my dad. My cousin thinks that she is getting engaged in December. Now she won't have her dad to walk her down the aisle. That is so sad! Anyway, I am very tired today from all the crying last night. Right before I went to sleep, I picked up the Kopapeli(Mexican Fertility god) that my uncle made for me. We are Christains, so we don't believe in that, but he gave to us as a little joke. The whole family is ready for us to have a baby. I laughed when he gave it to me and told him I would keep it on our headboard, which is what I do. I said to my husband, "he wanted us to have a baby". It's so sad that he won't be here when we finally do get pregnant. I know none of this really has anything to do with TTC, but I feel better writing about it. I guess I just feel sad today because of his death.

I got an email this morning saying that my OPKs shipped, so I hope to get them in the next 3 days or so. I'll be really interested to see if I get a positive on them this month.

Well, that's it for now I guess. I'm glad it's Friday.

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I didn't enter anything this weekend so now I am going to do separate entries for each day.

CD#- 4
Temp.- 97.7
AF- Here
Symptoms- none
Meds.- none

I woke up this morning feeling like I might have a cold. My throat is scratchy and I don't feel good overall.

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Posted: 2002-10-14 10:06
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CD#- 5
Temp.- 97.1
AF- leaving, almost gone
Symptoms- none
Meds.- Aleve Cold and Sinus

I still feel like I have a cold off and on. I'll feel fine, then I'll feel bad. The Aleve helped, but me feel spacey.

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Posted: 2002-10-14 10:10
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CD#- 6
Temp.- 96.9
AF- Gone!
Symptoms- None
Meds.- None so far

I still feel a little sick. I don't know if this is a cold or allergies or what. I don't feel really bad, just not like "normal". My temp was really low this morning. I'm not sure why. Maybe the Aleve I took last night? But the ibuprofen didn't affect temps. I don't know. We'll see what happens with it tomorrow.

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Posted: 2002-10-15 06:39
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CD#- 7
Temp.- 97.2
AF- No
Symptoms- None
Meds.- None

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Posted: 2002-10-15 08:40
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Well, I'm really hoping that my OPKs come in the mail today. I would really like to start testing everyday now. If I don't get a positive this month, I'm going to order more and I'm going to test everyday including throughout my period. I was hoping they would get here on Saturday, but they didn't and yesterday was a holiday so no mail. So, hopefully when I get home today they will be there and I can start testing tomorrow morning.

My Uncle's funeral was yesterday morning. I haven't heard from the family yet. My dad called after the visitation/veiwing on Sunday night. He said that everybody is doing O.K. My youngest cousin (the girl) is taking it the hardest.

Well, I'll end now since I don't have much TTC info to report during this time. I'm going to check out some of the other charting online tools that some other people have mentioned.

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Posted: 2002-10-16 08:53
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I got my OPKs yesterday in the mail. The instructions say not to use first morning urine, though. So, I guess I will try to test everyday around 10:00. At least that's my plan. I need to go to the bathroom already and it's not even 9:00 yet!

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Posted: 2002-10-16 08:59
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CD#- 8
Temp.- 96.9
AF- No
Symptoms- None
Meds.- I took Aleve Cold and Sinus last night

The last time I took Aleve Cold and Sinus at night, my temp. was 96.9 the next morning. Same thing this time. I don't know if that is affecting it or if it just happened that way. I really try to avoid medications. Last night I had the worst sinus headache and pressure. I tried and tried to just go to sleep without any meds, but I couldn't go to sleep because it hurt so bad, so I had to go ahead and take the medicine. I don't usually have sinus problems. I think it has something to do with the changing weather. I also was really going to try to BD every other night this whole cycle, and last night would have been the night, but that medicine really made me sleepy. I was already asleep when my husband came to bed. Maybe we'll just try tonight. We'll see.... Well, I guess that's it for today.

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Posted: 2002-10-17 08:40
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CD#- 9
Temp.- 97.3
AF- No
Symptoms- None
Meds.- None

Yesterday I had some weird things happening. My side and back started hurting like they do when I am about a week away from getting AF. I'm not sure what would cause that. I hope it was nothing. So far, I haven't had any symptoms today. I got them late in the morning yesterday and they went away by the evening. My CM has been sticky the last 3 days. I haven't had any "fertile" kind yet, so I'm keeping a watch on that so I'll know when to BD. My first OPK was negative yesterday. I'm hoping I get a positive this month. I would LOVE to be pregnant before Christmas. However, it wouldn't really be that bad if I didn't get pregnant until April or May. That will be the point where we've been trying for a year. Also, at that point, I would be able to graduate before the baby came. So, God may be planning for it to work out that way. I know that He'll do what is best for us, but I'm impatient. Part of me wants to finish school first, but the other part wants to get pregnant now!

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Posted: 2002-10-18 08:42
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CD#- 10
Temp.- 97.4
AF- No
Symptoms- None
Meds.- None

I still keep getting those PMS type symptoms. I don't think that I have ovulated according to my chart. There was one day when my temp went up quite a bit, but it was back down the very next day. That was the morning I felt like I was getting a cold, so I don't know if that's why it was high or what. The charting tool on here drew a coverline under that one, but the other two programs I chart on didn't. That was also during my AF, so I don't know if that had something to do with it or not. I've been so tired lately. I have not been getting enough sleep. I've only been getting about 6-7 hours and I really need about 8-9. There's just not enough time in the day for me to get that much sleep. We've only BD twice this cycle and once was during AF and once was the last day of spotting. I plan on trying every night, but I keep falling asleep before my husband gets to bed. Friday nights usually work out for us, though, so maybe tonight will be good. I have gotten a negative of the two OPKs I took, so I think we are o.k. Well, I didn't mean to ramble on, so I'll end now. I hope we all have a really good weekend!

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Posted: 2002-10-21 12:14
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CD#- 11
Temp.- 97.1
AF- No
Symptoms- None
Meds.- None

Egg white mucus

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Posted: 2002-10-21 12:15
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CD#- 12
Temp.- 97.0
AF- No
Symptoms- None
Meds.- None

Egg white mucus today

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Posted: 2002-10-21 12:16
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CD#- 13
Temp.- 97.5
AF- No
Symptoms- None
Meds.- None

Still have egg white mucus today

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Posted: 2002-10-21 12:23
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Well, I just posted my last 3 days of charting information. This is my 4th day of having egg white type mucus, but I still have not gotten a positive on my OPK. One day I saw a faint line, but the next two days showed nothing. Today I saw a faint line again. Maybe it really is going to happen soon. I hope so! We were able to BD on cycle day 10 (the first day of EWCM) and last night on day 12 (3rd day of EWCM). I will see if maybe we can start to BD everyday until my chart shows ovulation. It will be hard though because I start back to school tonight and I don't get home until late and then I am really tired. I at least feel a little more confident about TTC this month since I am charting. I feel like I am a little bit more in control.

I had planned on sleeping in on Saturday, but we got a call first thing that morning that our friend's water had broken and they were going to the hospital soon. We had promised to take care of their daughter when she went into labor. So, we spent the whole day at their house. We went last night to the hospital to see the baby (boy) and he is so tiny! He weighs 7 pounds. What a cutie! My husband is really ready now for us to have a baby. He's been a lot more patient than me up to this point, but now he's getting a little anxious I think. Well, I guess I'll go now. My Monday posts are always longer than usual since I have to catch up for the whole weekend.

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Posted: 2002-10-22 11:24
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CD#- 14
Temp.- 97.6
AF- No
Symptoms- None
Meds.- None

I have a TON of Egg White Mucus today.

O.K. This is my 5th day of EWCM and there is a lot today! We were going to BD last night, but I was sooooo tired. We can still stay on the every other night track if we can do it tonight. I still have a negative on the OPK today. The line is darker than yesterday, but still not dark enough to count as a positive. As far as my temps go, I don't think they show that I have Ovulated yet, so I guess we are still doing o.k. This cycle seems to be dragging by for me. I guess I have always had this EWCM for several days a cycle, but I never noticed it before. I just keep thinking that it will go away before I actually ovulate since I've already had it for so long. I was reading somebody else's journal a minute ago and she said that she did an OPK test with a store bought kit and it was positive and then she tested with the online one (same company I purchased from) and it was negative. So, I don't know what to think about that. I guess we'll just keep BDing at least every other night until my temp. chart says I O. Well, I guess that's all for now.

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Posted: 2002-10-23 10:44
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CD#- 15
Temp.- 97.6
AF- No
Symptoms- Back Pain
Meds.- None

I have some EWCM today, but I can't really tell yet if I have as much as yesterday.

I finally got a positive on the OPK today! My first one. I am excited about that. I'm really confused about my charts now. I posted a question on the charting board, but haven't gotten any response yet. I hope somebody will reply to help me with it today. Some charts so I already ovulated while others don't. I don't know what to think now. I hope that my backache today is from ovulation and not a sign that AF is going to be making her way to me soon. I am anxious to find out if I did ovulate or not. How can I count how many days I'm DPO if I don't know if I've ovulated? Maybe since I got a + OPK today my temp will really go up in the next couple of days and I'll know for sure if I did. Keeping my fingers crossed.

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Posted: 2002-10-24 10:51
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CD#- 16
Temp.- 97.2
AF- No
Symptoms- Back Pain (worse than yesterday)
Meds.- None

Well, I didn't have a lot of EWCM yesterday. I don't have much today either. I fell pretty sure that yesterday was when I ovulated. I took another OPK test today and it was negative. No line at all. I might wait a little while and do another one because I drank a lot of water about an hour before I took this one. So, that maight not be a valid result. Unfortunately, we were not able to BD last night. (Performance anxiety). I learned that in the future, I should not tell my husband if I am ovulating or close to it because it makes him too nervous. We did BD everyother night all week, though. Including the night before I think I ovulated when I had TONS of EWCM. So, hopefully that was enough to get the little guys up there and help them to live until the egg came. My temp. went down this morning instead of up to indicate ovulation, but I have heard that sometimes the temp. rise doesn't happen until 2 days after. So, I guess I'll be able to tell by doing another valid OPK today and seeing what my temp. does tomorrow. I am now on day 16. AF should come in 9-12 days from now. If I ovulated yesterday, it would be fine for her to come in 9 days because that would mean I have a 10 day LP. If I am ovulating today, however, I hope she doesn't come until at least 10 more days. Since this is my first month charting, I don't know how long my LP is. I'm hoping it's long enough. Well, I'm getting pretty anxious to find out if I actually ovulated. It seems funny that I get so excited about looking at my temperature every day!

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Posted: 2002-10-25 12:13
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CD#- 17
Temp.- 97.3
AF- No
Symptoms- Back Pain, breast tenderness
Meds.- None

I really don't have much CM and what little I have is sticky. My OPK was negative today, but my temp still doesn't indicate that I ovulated. My breasts started feeling tender yesterday and are still sore today, so I can't figure out if that means I still haven't ovulated or what. I'm also feeling sick to my stomach today. Not really like I'm going to throw up, but a little nauseous. I hope I'm not getting a stomach bug or something. I'm frustrated now. I'm afraid I am going to start AF and too soon and either have a short LP, or worse, not O at all. Well, I guess I'll just have to see what happens with temps over the weekend. I might get to post this weekend, but if I don't, I'll catch up on Monday. Happy Friday to all!

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Posted: 2002-10-28 08:28
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CD#- 18
Temp.- 97.5
AF- No
Symptoms- sharp pain in left side, breasts still a little tender
Meds.- None

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Posted: 2002-10-28 08:31
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CD#- 19
Temp.- 98
AF- No
Symptoms- Face broke out.
Meds.- None

This is the first day to temp. after the time change. I am now taking my temps an hour later than usual (7 instead of 6). TCOYF says one hour shouldn't affect it too much. But, with the time change, it's like 2 hours really. I got about the same amount of sleep as usual, though. So, I don't know if I ovulated or not still. Not sure what to make of this. Since my face broke out today, I feel like AF will be here soon.

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Posted: 2002-10-28 08:45
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CD#- 20
Temp.- 98.2
AF- No
Symptoms- no new ones
Meds.- None

I wish I knew what to think of my temps with the time change. It' up .2 today from yesterday, so maybe it really is high now. So, without doing any adjusting for the time change, my chart makes it look like I ovulated on cd#18. I have a theory that I've been thinking about. After I got the positive on the OPK, we were not able to BD due to performance anxiety. I think I was a little stressed myself about it being just the right time, so I wonder if I was gearing up to O and that's why I got the +, and then because of stress, I didn't actually O until I wasn't thinking about it anymore. So, I think that I will not use any OPKs next month. I'm just going to chart and check CM and see what happens. If I ovulated on day 18, I wonder if AF will be later than usual this month. I was expecting her to arrive around day 25 or so, but if that's the case, my lp would only be 7 days. So, I guess I'm just going to get in the mindframe that I am not "late" until cycle day 32 although I've never had a cycle that long. I really feel like AF is on her way, though. All symptoms point to her coming. I wish that she wouldn't. This is our 6th month trying and I am just so ready to be pregnant. I've pretty much decided that I will chart two more months and if I'm still not pregnant, I will call my doctor and see if we can go ahead an make an appointment to see what's going on. That will put me at 9 months of TTC, and I figure that it will take time to get an appointment, so that should put me at about a year of TTC when I see her. Anyway, I'd better end now so I can get started on my homework. I have so much of it to do! I'll just keep temping at 7:00 everyday and see what happens this week.

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Posted: 2002-10-29 15:17
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CD#- 21
Temp.- 98.3
AF- No
Symptoms- slight cramps
Meds.- None

Well, I posted a few minutes ago on here, but it didn't work for some reason. Anyway, I feel like AF is coming pretty soon because I am starting to get cramps. I want to eat constantly as well and that's another thing that always happens to me before AF. Well, we'll just see what happens in the next week or so and if she comes, then I'll be starting on cycle 7. Good luck to me and everybody else!

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Posted: 2002-10-30 11:36
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CD#- 22
Temp.- 97.8
AF- No
Symptoms- None yet today
Meds.- None

My temp went down this morning, but I think it is because I took Aleve Cold and Sinus before bed last night. I have had a cough for about 3 weeks now and can't seem to get rid of it. A lot of people around me are getting sick, including the baby I watch during the day. Poor thing. Well, we haven't had sex in quite a few days since neither of us have been feeling that great. I hope AF decides not to come this time, but if she does, I hope she gets here quick and leaves quick so we can start again. I'm only going to do CM and temp charting this month. I'm going to skip the OPK since I think it put too much stress on me this time. Hubby might try wearing boxers instead of briefs also. Well, I guess that's it for now. Nothing too exciting about TTC going on.

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Posted: 2002-10-31 08:54
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CD#- 23
Temp.- 98.1
AF- No
Symptoms- None yet today
Meds.- None

I really don't have much TTC information to journal about today. My friend told me last night that one her friends got pregnant on her honeymoon. NOT FAIR!!! I'm trying not to get my hopes up too much, but it's really hard to do month after month. Like a lot of people, I think I could possibly have symptoms (like being sick to my stomach) but I try to tell myself that it is probably something else like sinus drainage or something. I just would LOVE to be pregnant by Christmas. Well, really by Thanksgiving! I just now started to feel a little crampy again, so AF is probably on her way. Man! The more I try not to think about getting pregnant, the more I think about it. This is going to drive me insane! I'm just trying to keep a positive attitude without being too positive to make my dissapointments worse. Well, at least tomorrow is Friday!

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Posted: 2002-11-01 08:50
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CD#- 24
Temp.- 98.0
AF- No
Symptoms- None yet today
Meds.- None

O.K. I'm to the point now where I am thinking about everything possibly being a sign of pregnancy. I usually have really bad cramps and back pain right before I start my period, but I really haven't had that yet. I do get a couple of cramps/backpain and then it goes away, so I don't know what to think. I also gets waives of nausea, but like I said before, it could just be drainage or something. I've been pretty good with this whole TTC concieve experience up until now. I guess I just never really thought it would take me longer than this. Since this is the 6th month already. I'm already halfway through the timeframe of a year that the doctor said it could possibly take. Yesterday, it just hit me pretty hard that almost all of the people I know have gotten pregnant on the first try and then I was thinking, "why not me?" What's wrong with me? If I don't get AF this weekend I think that my hopes will really soar. I am on cycle day 24 now and I usually start around 25-27ish, so if I get to day 30 or something, I'm going to really want to think about the possibility of being pregnant. However, if I ovulated when the online charts said I did (late) then it could be a while before AF would actually be "late". So, I told myself today that if she doesn't show before the 15th, I'll test then. That is 15 more days away!!!!!! This month is really the worst for me getting my hopes up. I want to have positive thoughts about it, but I'm so afraid that as soon as I do that, AF will show and I will be devastated. I am hoping that this weekend, I'll be able to take my mind off of all of this and just enjoy the weekend. I hope you all have a good weekend as well!

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Posted: 2002-11-04 09:17
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CD#- 25
Temp.- 97.9
AF- No
Symptoms- sick to stomach
Meds.- None

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Posted: 2002-11-04 09:18
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CD#- 26
Temp.- 97.9
AF- No
Symptoms- very sick to stomach, migrane at night
Meds.- Excederine migrane at bedtime

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Posted: 2002-11-04 09:25
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CD#- 27
Temp.- 97.9
AF- No
Symptoms- very sick to stomach
Meds.- none so far today

O.K. I'm getting my hopes WAY up and I'm driving myself crazy! I have been sick to my stomach (especially after I eat) since Friday and it seems to be getting worse everyday. I am going to the bathroom a lot. I hate going now becuase I'm so afraid I'm going to find AF when I do. I am getting cramps/backpain today, but I'll get them for a minute and then they go away. It's not like it normally is. Last night I had a migrane headache I think. It was awful. My husband wanted to take me to the hospital, but after I took some migrane medicine, it went away. I was trying so hard not to take any medicine since I have not gotten AF yet. I don't want to take meds if there is a chance that I am preg., but I absolutely had to take something for it. Well, I will be checking all day for AF. I have been praying so hard that this is our month. It would be so wonderful. I know that I have already gotten my hopes up too far and when/if I get AF, I am going to be devastated. I kind of feel like she will be here today since I am getting some cramps. If I get her before today, I'll post it. But, still keeping hope that I got lucky.

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Posted: 2002-11-05 09:12
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CD#- 1
Temp.- 97.5
AF- Yes
Symptoms- cramps, still sick to stomach
Meds.- none so far today

Well, I should have known not to get my hopes up like that. I tried so hard not to, but I did it anyway. I started spotting last night and AF is here today. I do feel really sad about it, but I'm doing o.k. I am feeling a lot of frustration right now. Well, only 2 more cycles of charting before I call the doctor, so at least that's something to look forward to. I really wanted to be able to be preg. by Thanksgiving so I could tell our families then. So, now it's on to Christmas. Although if I get pregnant this month I won't be able to wait until Christmas to tell them. That's too long! Well, I guess that's about it for now. I'm just waiting for the killer cramps to get here. So, here's to another month!

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Posted: 2002-11-06 09:03
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CD#- 2
Temp.- 97.5
AF- Yes
Symptoms- cramps, still sick to stomach

I'm ready for AF to leave so we can start to BD. I am going to try really hard to BD every other night until I know for sure ovulation is over. So, maybe I'll go with that schedule until the 3rd day after the thermal shift. We'll just see what happens there. I am so sick to my stomach still. I started feeling this way on Friday, and it seems to get worse each day. I know I should eat something, but I am so afraid I'm going to throw up if I do. YUCK! It's frustrating that I don't know what is making me feel sick, so I don't know what to do to help it. Maybe it's stress or something. I only have 5 more weeks of school and then I get a 5 week winter break. That will be nice!

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Posted: 2002-11-07 09:13
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CD#- 3
Temp.- 97.2
AF- Yes ?
Symptoms- a little sick to stomach

Boy! I don't know what is wrong with my stomach. I got really sick yesterday. I nearly passed out also. I will give it a few more days and if I don't get better, I think I'm going to go to the doctor. I just don't know what they would be able to do. I don't have a fever and no other symptoms of a virus or anything, so I have no idea. I think that my cramps are pretty much gone which I am so thankful for. I haven't had any today. I also haven't had any bleeding today. That is really weird. Could AF be gone already? A 2 day period? I'll take it, but that's very weird. I'll just keep a close watch on it today and see what happens. I have decided I need to get back into the program of weight loss. Last year I did Weight Watchers and lost 30 pounds. I have started to slowly put on a few pounds and I want to take control of it while I can. I had to buy all new clothes last year because I was in a size 14-16 before and then I was an 8 after I lost the weight. I do not want to have to buy anymore clothes. I refuse to buy a bigger size, so I need to take care of it now. So, since I'm not pregnant yet, I am going to try to lose about 10 pounds this month and get back into an excersise routine. I used to be very faithful working out 5 times a week. I want to be healthy and it would maybe also help me keep my mind off of TTC to focus on weight loss. (Probably not, but at least maybe distract me from it some) Well, I'll end now so I can read the journals and posts.

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Posted: 2002-11-08 08:33
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CD#- 4
Temp.- 97.7
AF- Yes
Symptoms- none

Well, AF was not gone yesterday. I didn't bleed for a few hours, but when I did, I bled a lot. Again, I haven't bled this morning, but she may really be leaving now since it's the 4th day. I hope so. I am ready to start the BDing routine of every other night. Happy Friday!

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Posted: 2002-11-10 22:48
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CD#- 5
Temp.- 97.2
AF- no
Symptoms- none

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Posted: 2002-11-10 22:50
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CD#- 6
Temp.- 97.5
AF- no
Symptoms- none

This has been quite a weekend. I have so much school stuff to get done. I am making some progress, but I still have more to do. It looks like I will be going out of town next week, so I am just hoping that I will be back before Ovulation time!

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Posted: 2002-11-11 16:33
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CD#- 7
Temp.- 97.3
AF- no
Symptoms- none

Well, I got a lot of school stuff done, but I still have some more to do tomorrow. I'm not sure when I'm going out of town. I just hope it won't be during ovulation time. I have had a headache all day that won't go away. I think I'm just too stressed. Well, off to school!

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Posts: 191

Posted: 2002-11-12 08:34
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CD#- 8
Temp.- 97.4
AF- no
Symptoms- none

I am feeling a lot of stress right now and I'm trying really hard to stay calm so that I don't mess up my ovulation. I think I will feel a lot better after my last mid-term tonight. I think I will be going out of town just for the weekend, so that is not bad. I think that means I would be back in time to catch the egg. I hope so! I just wish I could find out for sure when I'm going to be gone. Not knowing is making me crazy!

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Posts: 191

Posted: 2002-11-13 08:23
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CD#- 9
Temp.- 97.3
AF- no
Symptoms- none

Thank goodness I am finished with my midterms. Now just four weeks until the finals and then I get a nice long break for winter. YEA! I am trying to decide if I should use OPKs this month or not. I said I wasn't going to since it caused some anxiety performance problems last month, but I don't know now. It would be nice to know when I am getting ready to ovulate. So, I can either do them and not tell DH, or just skip them altogether this month. DH told me before that he wants me to do them. Last month I O'd on cycle day 16 or 18, so maybe I'll wait until day 14 and start using them. I don't know what to do! I'm kind of afraid I might ovulate early if I do that. I guess I'll just see what I feel like doing in a couple of days.

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Posts: 191

Posted: 2002-11-14 09:09
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CD#- 10
Temp.- 97.3
AF- no
Symptoms- none

Well, I starting getting EWCM last night and still have it today. I was already asleep when DH came to bed, so no BDing. Hopefully we'll be able to start doing the every other night thing tonight. That's my plan anyway. I am really getting tempted to do OPKs now.

I just don't know. It looks like I won't be going out of town this weekend. I'll probably go next month instead. That gives me some relief about not having to worry about missing O this month. I really hope I get pregnant this month. I want this so badly.

I am going back to Weight Watchers tonight. I really need to do it. If I'm not going to get pregnant for a while I can at least lose some weight and feel better about myself. I think it may actually be affecting TTC because I don't feel good about myself. So, maybe after a couple of months, I'll be able to get pregnant.

Well, I'm going to end this now. Have a good one!

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Posts: 191

Posted: 2002-11-15 09:00
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CD#- 11
Temp.- 97.5
AF- no
Symptoms- none

Well, we were able to BD last night and I had some really good EWCM, so I'm going to see how much we can BD in the next week or so. I would like to see if we can every night until my temps go up, but that could mean 9 nights in a row. I don't know about that! ha. ha.

I liked my WW meeting last night. I am excited about getting back on the program. I know it works when I do it, so that gives me some more motivation. I would love to be one of those people that is skinny when she gets pregnant and then doesn't gain very much weight. We'll just see what happens I guess.

Happy Friday!

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Posts: 191

Posted: 2002-11-16 19:44
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CD#- 12
Temp.- 97.5
AF- no
Symptoms- none

We did a LOT of Christmas shopping today. We hope to get almost all of it finished by the end of tomorrow. What a relief that will be. We had to go to Baby'sRUs to buy some gifts for a baby shower next weekend and it sure did make me want a baby even more. What fun stuff they have these days! Well, hopefully will be able to BD tonight. Still have EWCM, so it will be a good time.

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Posts: 191

Posted: 2002-11-18 08:41
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CD#- 13
Temp.- 97.7
AF- no
Symptoms- none

We were able to BD again last night. I don't think I can do the every night thing, so I'm going to just keep trying for every other night instead.

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Posts: 191

Posted: 2002-11-18 08:55
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CD#- 14
Temp.- 97.9
AF- no
Symptoms- none

What is up with my temps? They are getting higher now. I can't help but wonder if I have already O'd since they are going up. None of the online tools have given me a coverline yet and I still have EWCM, so mabye I was just hot or something. I entered my temp for today as 97.9, but I actually took it 30 minutes earlier today than yesterday, so I wonder if it would have been even higher if I had waited until the normal time. I don't know. 30 minutes probably doesn't have too much effect on it anyway. I'll just have to keep a watch on my temps for the next few days.

I am really proud of myself. I did very well on my weight watchers program over the weekend. The weekends can sometimes be a little harder than during the week. I can't wait until Thursday so that I can weigh in and see how I'm doing.

I've been having some thoughts about how it would be good to not get pregnant until I lose this weight, but I figure it will take me about 3-4 months or maybe more to lose it. I want to be thin before I get pregnant so that I can try to gain as little as possible (but still be healthy) during pregnancy, so I find myself thinking that if I don't get pregnant soon it will be o.k. because I will then be able to work some more on losing weight. HOWEVER, I know that I will be very sad/dissappointed when I don't get pregnant. I know that I would rather be pregnant that to be thinner. I'm not really that overweight anyway, but I would just feel better about myself if I lost the weight again. I really wish I had just gotten back on the program a few months ago.

Well, that's enough rambling for me today.

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Posts: 191

Posted: 2002-11-19 09:31
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CD#- 15
Temp.- 97.8
AF- no
Symptoms- none

I had planned on BDing last night, but I was too tired. It's funny how I want to be pregnant so bad and every month when AF shows, I say "next month I am going to do it every other night no matter how tired I am", then when the time comes and I'm tired, I just can't make myself do it.

Two of the three online charts show that I ovulated. They show that I O'd on day 12, but I'm wondering if it was 10. It might take a couple of days for my temp to rise after ovulation. Well, if it was on day 10 or 12, it doesn't matter because we BD'd on both of those days! If I haven't actually ovualated yet, then maybe we'll get a chance to still catch it.

I was thinking about not charting or anything next month. I just figure it's going to be crazy with Christmas and family coming and I'm going out of town for 5 days (probably during O). But then, I would like to have at least 3 charts done before I call the doctor, so I don't know.

My temp was still kind of high this morning. It was down .10 from yesterday, but I took it 15 minutes earlier than yesterday. I am going to have to get up earlier on Tuesdays and Thursdays now, so I'm trying to figure out what to do with my temp taking. Maybe I'll just try to take it at 6:00 every morning and go back to sleep on the days that I can sleep a little longer. I usually can't go back to sleep though if I know I'm going to have to get up soon. I'll probably just try that and see what happens.

I'm also not sure if I should do OPKs next month. I decided to not do them this month and a part of me wishes that I had, so I could get a clearer picture of ovulation. If I'm out of town during O next month, it won't really do me any good other than to just have more information to put on my chart.

Well, I've got to go so I can study for a quiz tonight.

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Posts: 191

Posted: 2002-11-20 11:40
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CD#- 16
Temp.- 97.9
AF- no
Symptoms- none

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Posted: 2002-11-21 09:21
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CD#- 17
Temp.- 97.9
AF- no
Symptoms- Breasts are tender, pain in lower left side

I wish I knew for sure if I have ovulated, and if so, what day it was. I'm going crazy trying to figure out how many DPO I might be and when AF might show. If I ovulated when the two sites said I did (this tool still hasn't shown ovulation), then I think that AF may come pretty early this month. I want for her to not come at all. I have been praying so hard and I just can't understand why I am not pregnant yet.

I have my first weigh in at Weight Watchers tonight. I am feeling a little nervous about it. I hope I did well this week. I'll write about the results tomorrow.

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Posts: 191

Posted: 2002-11-22 08:51
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CD#- 18
Temp.- 97.9
AF- no
Symptoms- Breasts are tender, nauseous

I think I am either 6 or 8 DPO. I can't be sure because my EWCM lasted for a couple of days after my temp went up, so I'm not sure what that means. Maybe it was just leftover, or maybe it was ejaculate left over. The charting tool on this website still does not show a coverline, but I think it is because I had a high temp right after my period. I think if I put it in as a disruption, it would calculate, but I'm not sure if I should do that or not. I may ask the charting board about it and see what they say.

My breasts are even more tender today and I am feeling nauseous. I hope that doesn't mean AF is working her way to me. My lower back is starting to hurt, but I don't know if it's from AF or just a regular 'ol backache. I guess I'll find out next week.

I am so proud of me! I went to Weight Watchers and weighed in last night and I lost 3.8 pounds last week. Whoo Hoo! Maybe I'll be able to lose a couple more this week even with Thanksgiving. I won't go to another meeting until the following week, so I am hoping I can lose 4 pounds between the two weeks before my next weigh in.

I have some family coming in town tomorrow for Thanksgiving. They will be here for a week, so I don't know how much time I'll have to post and journal. I hope to find a few minutes each day to keep up, or I'll have a lot to do next Monday!

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Posts: 191

Posted: 2002-11-22 15:46
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Well, my lower back has really started bothering me today, so I guess that means that AF is on her way. I expect to see her in a week or so. I hate that. I feel like I'm never going to get pregnant. At least I'll have family here this week to help me keep my mind off of it. I hope everybody has a good weekend!

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Posts: 191

2002-11-27 07:25
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CD#- 19
Temp.- 97.8
AF- no
Symptoms- Breasts are tender

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