Trying TTC #4!

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Trying TTC #4!

Hello, This is my first journal. I have been reading your journals for the last couple monthes and have enjoyed the stories and wisdom from your experiences. My dh and I have been married 11 years. We have three blessings: Ds 11, dd 8 ds 6. Dh felt we were finishedafter the third and had a vasectomy in May/99. (I was not finished yet). Well, time took its toll, and we both (mainly me) really wanted to continue having more children. He so lovingly agreeded :aak: and we pursued a reversal. Oh, also just a little side note my dh had always expericed a small cramp on the vas tube during ejaculation. The Doc had said it was scare tissue and can happen after a vascectomy. Ya, I know bummer for him. Well, come to find through my reseach (which by the way I spent about a year) on reversal procedures that it also cures any pain due to a previous vascectomy. I was so excited that we could eliminate his stupid pain that always showed up during my special time with him ( uhgg ), and God willing everything will get reconnected and we can start having more babies!!! yeah! Well that is what happened. In July/05 He had a sucessfull reversal. I could not believe my eyes at the 4 week check for him when we saw all his swimmers through the microscope. We were ready to get to business. Know comes the fun part. for the first coulple monthes we had allowed it to "just happen" Well, last cycle I decided to try a opk, and keep record of my temps. This is something I learned from reading in all of your posts. Here I am at 14po and really hoping this will be the month. But, I took a ept this am and it was a bfn. My temps are still up and I do not have any signs of af. The only thing differant about this cycle is my bb's or sooo sore, I mean I can not sleep with out a bra on. They have been like this for about week and half now. I even had to go buy and bigger bra without a wire cause my old one was tight and the wire was buggin my bb's. Well anyways, I am happy to be part of the posting family now and I hope to write with a BFP soon.

My schmooky and I married 3/94
dh 36
Me 34
ds 7/94
dd 7/97
ds 4/99

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Cd2
Af showed up last night :thumbsdown: . I thought I would have been more upset then I was. My dh lovingly held me and said," It not Gods time this month for us to conceive" He is right it will happen in Gods timing. We are sure going to continue our part in the plan and on with another month :lovebed: of ttc! Today I took my temp upon rising and starting logging another cycle in my handy dandy notebook next to my bed. I got up and had a cup of coffee :cuppajoe: (which it was yummy). I picked up my perscription of clomid this morning after church. This is our first month with clomid. My Doc wanted me ttc for 6 months then we would go on 50mg of clomid for three months. I am assuming he will up the dose after the three month mark. Not sure though this is all new to us.

Are there any side affects of clomid or anything I should now about while taking it? If you have taken it and have any advise I would much apreciate it. Thanks....much baby dust to all of you ttc!!!!

My dh is going to sa#2 this week. We are hoping for an increace in :bluesperm: :pinksperm: We had our first sa in Oct/05 The Doc said it will continue to increase as the months go by. After a reversal the count will take time to go up.

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I finished my clomid and did not experience any side effects. I am using the opk now and hoping to o in the next couple days. My dh had his second s/a and it was not as great as we had hoped. His Doc in L.A. wants to see him right away for further examination and analysis. We are hoping scar tissue has not set in on his vas tubes. This 2nd s/a should have been better then the one in Oct./05 but it wasn't. We ordered Proxeed and he will start that next friday. He is to take it twice a day for three monthes. For now we decided to only bd the day after the opk turns dark. His sprem count is low, so to much bding can reduce it even more. I am not loosing hope!!! Yesterday I brought up adoption as a option for us. My dh encouraged me not to give up hope yet, he said not until the Doc says there are no sperm should we give up and persue other options. He is right. I just feel like this is a blow to our dreams, however no matter the sperm count it only takes one to conceive!! We will press on with ttc. I can't wait for that stick to turn dark, cause we sure could use some good bding now!!

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oopps

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CD14
Opk still neg. I can't wait to o. I love the excitment of a new month, thinking "this could be the month!"
:babydustblue: get ready to swim!!!!:pinksperm: :bluesperm:

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cd 16
All day yesterday I had cramps. I really felt like I was getting ready to o. When i took the opk it said neg. We went ahead and bd'd anyway. I really did not want to wait anymore! I wonder if you can miss your LH surge and get a negative? Well I am going to keep using the opk and see what is reads over the next couple of days. It would be great if this was the month to get a BFP!
:kaos3:
It is getting late. I am going to read other journals now and head to beddy bye.
Night

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Oh My !!!!! I am o'ing!!!
The opk turned dark!!! I can't wait for my dh to get home!
:love3: :bluesperm: :pinksperm: :bluesperm: :pinksperm:

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I am in the 2ww now. I received in the mail the hcg tests I ordered from the web site. It says to wait 10 days after o to test. I will try to keep myself busy and not think about the days. This is always the hard part. According to the opk I ovulated two later this cycle then last. I am due for my af Feb. 21st. I pray she does not come! My Dh has a meeting with his urologist next Wednesday. I hope it goes well.

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Today was a great day! I noticed my cm is very creamy and white.(?) And my face is breaking out. Usually this happens right before my af. I hope it is because my hormones are changing maybe a bfp next week.!!!
I hope, I hope, I hope!

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DPO 8
It was a great weekend! We headed to the mountains all day Sunday! It was great to be with the pines!! Biggrin It is great. I am such a mountain girl at heart. What a joy to watch our children run, play and climb in such a beautiful surrounding. O.K. back to reality, It's monday and I do not have any af symptoms yet. Usually I do have sore bb's by now. I have felt some tugging in my lower ab and some pressure down there too. I am trying not to read to much into it.
Blessings with lots of babies to all who cross this site!!!!

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DPO 8/ pm post
I have been having low grade cramps. I have to unbutton my pants when I am sitting or driving. I am going to test on Friday am. I can not wait!!!!!!!
Better get back to making dinner Wink

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Dpo 11
It is so hard to tell the differance btween af/pg symptoms. So, with that in mind here is how I am feeling:

dpo 9- Lower cramps, very tired and weak feeling, achey lower back.
dpo10- lower cramps/ vaginal pressure/ bb's little bit sore/ cm creamy.
dpo11- fatigued, mild hot flashes, face is breaking out alittle, same as dpo 9-10.

I am going to test Monday. I really hope these are not af symptoms. Time will tell.
I am looking forward to weekend with dh and children. We are going to visit sil and new baby neice. Should be much fun!!
Wishing everyone a bfp!!!!!!Love ya!

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Dpo 13
Bfn today. Sad

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Dpo 15
ttc month 7
bfn again this am.
Well, af is due tonight. I think this was a hard month. All the past monthes have been easy to start ttc agian. I have been very emotional the last couple of days. So many people in my life have become pg in the last 2 monthes. I am so happy for them I wish every woman who is ttc, many babies!! They are such a joy and a blessing. It has been hard for me because I have been feeling that I have pg symptoms during the tww this cycle and I have allowed my self to dream and think more then ever that I really could be pg. Well, I know it not over till af shows her ugly face.
I write again later tonight.

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Cd 2

ttc month 8

Well af showed up last night. Right as scheduled. On with the next month of ttc. I will pick up my clomid on Thursday and will start another round on cd 5 through cd 9. My dh is taking Proxceed to improve sperm quality and motility. I will post again once I'm in the ttw.

TTFN Biggrin

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opps double post.

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Cd 15
I am getting excited to O! Each month at this time the anticipation of this being "my month" thrills me. I am using the opk again this month and today is said, neg. I will continue to use it until it gets dark! Hopefully within the next couple of days. Dh is drinking Proxeed twice a day and also eagerly waiting for me to O. I am taking folic acid and pre-natals.
Come lets get that BFP this cycle!!!!!!!
Biggrin

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Oh my Gosh!!
Or should I say goosh....I just went to the restroom and wiped to find a massive, clear, slimmey clump of cervical mucus. I would love to think I just O'd, but my opk says bfn. What is going on???? At least dh and I bd'd last night just in case I am. Wink
I am going to tackle dh when he gets home... :lovebed:
TTFN

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I am Oing!!! The opk stick turned dark, darker then the control line!!!
We just bd'd last night so we will wait till tomorrow and bd on dpo2.
I have alot of low side cramping. It is acutually both sides :-? I hope we conceive!!!!

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DPO 7
It's been a great week. I have been trying not to think to much about whether this was the month or not. I am going to test this saturday the 18th. It is my dh's 37th birthday and If I am :-? ? Hopfully it would show up and I can give him the test for a gift. Wink I have been very tired and have really sore bb's. Not very hungry latley and alittle m/s. But it could be nothing but a flu. My children have all been sick lately and I might have caught what they have had.
TTFN

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Dpo 8

I have been soooo sleepy. No af cramps. Usually they start about now.
So much for not thinking about the tww. Now I am eager to get to Saturday to test. Although I will only be at dpo 10, If I am I sure it showes up! We are having friends over for dinner to celebrate dh's b-day. (Saturday)
Write more later....Nighty night I am half asleep and it is only 7:50pm :-?

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DPO 12
Good Morning!! I took my hpt and it was a bfn. I quess now I wait for af to show up. Today, I feel like I am going to fall over or start sleeping standing up. I am soo tired. I will get sleepy like this right before af arrives. I still have no af cramps. I must admit dh is enjoying my VERY full bb's. :shock: They are normally not this full. Everything thing else is normal, and good. No complaints, Biggrin It is a gorgeous day outside, and I think I will take a walk. (Maybe it will wake me up!) I think after I will take a nap! Wink

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DPO 14
I am waiting for af to show her unwanted face. I really have no symptoms of af. This is strange??? :-? I took a test today, bfn. So, I am not sure what to think.
My bb's are huge and sore, no af cramps, very sleepy, and a bfn. I used clomid and opk this month, so I know for sure when I o'd. I should have my af tonight or by Friday pm. If it does not start I know I am pg. I hope it does not show up!!!!
:babydustblue: I will write again with either a yes or a no.....
TTFN

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CD 1
TTC month #9
Well, the af showed up and in full force in the middle of the night. weird, I had no pms this cycle??Other sore bb's. Dh is going to visit his Doc on monday the 27th. His last s/a showed his count is very low. The Doc wants to see if his vas tubes are closing up from the scare tissue from the reversal last July. If he deems us infertile then we are not going ttc anymore. Sad However, we have to wait for the visit to see what his swimmers are up to. :pinksperm: :bluesperm: :?: :?: I am going to get a refill on clomid just in case we do ttc this month. I will start that on Tues the 28th. All is good, I just want what God has for us. I know if His plan is for us to have more children, then we will.
TTFN

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CD5
#9 month
Dh and I went to see his Doc. yesterday. He said the count looked better, 12ml( It was 8ml in Oct/o5). But that is still really low and his motility is very low. So, he perscribed a medication to reduce enflamation and more sperm should flow through the tubes. Time will tell.... As long as he has swimmers there is hope!!!

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CD 7
Clomid month#3
TTC month 9
I am on my third of five clomid tablets today. These are great! I know when I am o'ing and I know the exact date af is to show up. Without clomid I have really long non-oing cycles. That can be frustrating. Dh has decided not to take the perscribed meds he received from his Doc. I think we are both getting alittle weary of more meds, and when we do not conceive then there is more meds and eventually you get to the point of saying," O.K. I am getting it here, if we are not going to concieve with what we are currently taking then maybe we are not meant too." Next cycle we are planning on not taking anything and letting this go...It will happen if it is meant too.
Wishing all of you a full quiver of babies!!!
TTFN Biggrin

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TTC month #9
Cd 13
Good News!!
Dh decicded to take the Medrol percribed by his Doc. This medication is a steroid and is used to reduce severe inflammation. His Doc seems to think that it will reduce swelling in the Vas Tubes and allow more sperm to flow through. This is a common solution for people who have had a vasectomy reversal and their sperm count is low. I am so happy he wanted to go through with trying this new med. Doc wants to have another s/a in two weeks to check his count. The Proxeed he has been taking daily now for two monthes showed an improvment on his sperm count. January (no proxeed) his count was 3ml the one done last tuesday was 12ml.
This would be a great month to conceive, because I would be due the day before my 35th birthday! I will be using the opk again this month. I will start today, and I should be o'ing within the next 3days.
Come on :bluesperm: :bluesperm: :pinksperm: :pinksperm: let's get the egg this time!!!!
TTFN

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Cd 16
Dh finished his meds and if they worked then he should be shooting loads of swimmers!!! I am going to o today or tomorrow. We are bd'ing every other day right now. Today I am very crampy. I can tell it is o time! We have been preparing to go camping for the Spring break. It will be fun to try and bd quietly with the three children in the same RV :shock: Hopefully we will get a eggie this month!!!!
Better go I have din din to prepare and then we are off for four days camping!!!!!
I just love family time!!
TTFN

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DPO 1
Right after I posted yesterday I poas around 5pm and it turned the opk pos. I knew I was getting ready to o because I have been crampy on both sides. So dh and I bd'd last night and hopefully will again tonight and tomorrow. I am feeling a cold coming on which really stinks cause we are getting ready to leave in a few minutes to go on a family camping trip. I will post again when I get back!
TTFN

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Dpo 3
We just got home from our trip! It was great! It was enjoyable to play outside in the mountains. Dh and I bd'd each night and hopfully caught the egg. I ordered opk and hcg tests and hopfully they will be here today or tomorrow. The hcg says I can test at dpo10. I will post again then. Meanwhile I will try not to obsess over the tww. Wink

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dpo 13
ttc month #9
clomid #3
dh- proxeed and medrol
I hurt my back on last Friday. My General Doc wanted to put me on some pretty strong anti-anflammatories. I told him we were ttc and he had a hcg blood test called in.( dpo 10) It came back bfn. Could the blood test be to early to detect hcg levels??? Well, I have to give it to the Lord. He has a plan for dh and I.
"Unless the Lord builds the house, it's builders labor in vain" Psalm 127:1

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dpo 16
Af is Late!!!!
I am not sure if I should scream? I took an hpt and it was bfn. So, where is af? This is worse then the tww. It is the longest 24 hours of my life. One day late and I am hoping not to start tonight......Praying Wink
Well at least my lower back is feeling better.
TTFN

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cd1
ttc month# 10
month#4 clomid 50mg
Right after I posted last. I went to the restroom and whiped, yup af showed her face. On with the next month ttc. Wow! the only differance now is I will be 35 years old if I get preggers from the cycle on. I better go get my clomid refilled. Wink Oh, and I will be seeing my ob/gyn on the may 2nd. Hopefully he will have some good options for us!
TTFN

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Month #10 ttc
cd 7
Well we decided to try to conceive without meds. I did not start clomid and dh stopped proxeed and medrol. I am at peace with this and know if we are meant to have more babies we will. So I better run and get back to my family.
TTFN

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It has been a while since my last post. Yesterday I know I o'd. I had that egg white stuff when I went to restroom. I actually o'd without clomid!!!
Dh and I bd'd twice yesterday, once when he got home from work and again late at night. He has a low sprem count since his vascestomy reversal so maybe bding twice in a 24 hour time period is good? We will see. Today starts the two week wait :-? Summer is here and I hope to stay busy with my children. We have lots of summer fun planned, I hope not to obsess to much one the ttw!
ta ta for now.

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DPO 8
This is weird. Yesterday I had more of the eggwhite slimmy cm. Not sure what that was from? I am not using a opk so I do not know if I o'd again. I was very confident that I op'd on the 19th of June. I am totally nausious today like shaking and weak. I am going to lay down right now but wanted to post real quick. I have no af symptoms.
TTFN

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TTC month #11
Dpo 10
I have alot of af cramping and pressure today. Cm is heavy, not exactly creamy more clear. I have been feeling alittle nausious and light headed. I plan to test in a few days. God willing I will have my first BFP!

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Dpo11
I took an hpt today, I just can not wait. Bfn Sad I still have af cramps. I no soreness in my bb's. I usually am so swollen this close to my af. I am due the 4th of July. I should wait until then to test again. I will try not to obsess the next five days and focus on life around me. :shock:
TTFN
Biggrin

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Dh and I just bd'd and it really hurt. Like cervical pain. It felt the same as when I am o'ing and my cervix is really sensitive. Not sure why it would be so painful this late in my cycle? Also I have had the worst heartburn and hot flashes lately as well as nausea. I sure hope this is all because I will get that bfp soon? I plan to test again soon.
TTfn

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Not sure of cycle date???
We had a great holiday. Spent time together with family and friends.
I am feeling some very strange symptoms lately. I very well could have af getting ready to show her face though. Not sure of my cycle date. I am not sure of when I ovulated. I had the goosh of ewcm on the 19th of June. So, I would think that was a good indication of OingUsually the day after is been my experience from past OPK. Anyway, just in case I do not get my af I wanted to journal my feelings. I have had some nausea daily, nothing extreme though just enough to make me feel green for awhile. Heart burn has showed up a lot in the past five days. Not to much bb tenderness, just some weird shooting pains in my nips. I have had weird cramping, more like gas pains but without the gas. (I know tmi) And the worst part constipation.
I will test on friday if af does not show up.
My edd would be around Dh's b-day!! Next March, that would be very exciting.
God willing!!

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O.K. I think I figured it out. My cycle date that is.
dpo 16 I am due for af tonight!!!
I will post again soon........

stay away af far far far far away........

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I am not sure what is going on :? I am on cd 41 now. I took a hpt in the afternoon yesterday and it was a bfn. I have every sympton possible to show I could be pregnant. But, the tww plays tricks on you escpecially when you get into the 3ww.
Heartburn
constipation
tender bb's
nausea
very thirsty
and frequent urination.
I'll write again later.

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Month 12 ttc
Dpo 2
Last cycle was a wash. I realize when I have long cycles, I am pretty sure I had a non-ovulatory cycle. At least that is what the doc calls them. This month I went back to using the OPK. I had the ewcm on thursday 27th and I had a pos OPk on friday the next day. I am in the tww again. I am going to try not to obsess over it. I really hope to be preggers soon!!!!!
I gave up coffee last tuesday and went through major headaches. I have been wanting to kick the habit. (I drink way to much) It does not help ttc, I have read.
ttfn

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Month 12 ttc after a vasectomy reversal
Dpo 3
Really weird, last night I had strange dreams. Usually I have them one night before I get af. I have always attributed it to my hormone change. Along with that I was rest less. I usually sleep really well and peaceful. Well, it's monday and I am exausted. I had a birthday parties for ds and dd in the last 2 weeks. They loved them and I am pleased, but tired.
TTFN

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Dpo 3 Pm
Just wanted to quick post, my boobs are throbbing!! Like nothing I have felt this early in tww.
I am off to bed, night!

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Month# 12 ttc
Dpo 10
Well I've been completely obsessing!!!! My bb's are sooo sore, that I can not help but think that I must be pregnant. Every month though I get so eager to think that this the month. I have been temping every morning and I had a huge dip this morning. From my readings that means one of two things:
1) Af is coming soon
2) Implantation
My temp should go up if it is implantation, if it stays down then af is on her way.
Another thing, I have been dreaming every night. I am not used to this. I have read other women's comments about alot of vivid dreams when they were pregnant. So, as you can see I am obsessing. I post tomorrow with my temp. :?

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Good Morning!!!!
Today is Dpo 11
I took my temp at 2:30am when I got to potty. And my temps are up!!!Like, higher then they have been in the last week. I do not want to test yet, so I will keep charting my temps and hopfully it will stay up!
I am really enjoying ready the other boards and I hope to join the April 2007 board soon!
Wink

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Month #12 ttc
Dpo12
Bfn
My temp was still up in the middle of the night when got up to potty. I broke down and tested. BFN :cry:
I still have symptoms I would think were pregnancy related :? .
But, it seems each month I have always found something to hold on to. I really want more children. But, it is sad to say that this is our last month ttc. After a year you are considered infertile by some doc's and plus my dh has a very low count since his reversal. We do not want to go the invitro route so we are going to let this rest. It had been very emotionally hard every month when the bfn shows. Plus I am a "pee on a stick aholic "and I have spent way too much $$$ on epts.
I know it is not over until the af shows however this is my last entry. It has been great every month hoping, praying and dreaming of more children as part of our already wonderful family. I am looking foward to resting and relaxing for the cycles to come, and maybe dh and I will adopt one day??? I know for now, my quiver is not full.
Ta Ta for Now
Beth

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Month ttc #20
Wow! that last post ws depressing. I was totally pmsing. I did not take a break, are you kidding ever month I get sso excited that it might be our month. I seems like forever since my last post. I wanted to update my journal. I am still trying to conceive. However, we some strikes against us. Dh has low count and motility since his reversal. I have not lost hope yet. I use opk's every month and they have been faithful and true to thier readings. My pos opk this cycle was march 4, Sunday. I had the gush of ewcm also. So, today I am on 7dpo and I really have no symptoms to speak of. I turned 35 since my last post and that is weird. But, I am confident I have a good eight years to have more children. Dh would like one more, I will have as many as God will allow. For now though I really enjoy the three we have and more would just be an added blessings.
By the way where are my symptoms???Oh, also we have been ttc naturally for many monthes now. It was too much work trying to drink this and remembering to temp and using clomid. So, when God decides to give, He will.
ttfn,
Beth

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Not sure of my cycle date because I had a pos opk on March 4th sunday along with the ewcm. I thought for sure I was ovulating. Well then friday Marcha 9th I started having o pain and I started using my opk's again and they showed another surge. So, two very pos opk's five days apart. Not sure which I o'ed on. So, my dates are either:12dpo or 7dpo?
I have very few symptoms also.
My bb's hurt very little, mostly on the top sides. Nowhere else. I am having mild cramps very low and it feels like pinching too.
Took and hpt this am with fmu and it was bfn. So, I will wait and see how this cycle playes out.
ttfn, Beth

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Well I can rule out oing on the 4th this month. I am hoping I o'ed on the 9th. That would put me at dpo13. I took a frer yesterday with smu and it was bfn.
Here are my symptoms:
cramping and pinching dpo 7,8,9,10.
breast tenderness only on the sides.
hairspray taste in my mouth at times.
nothing else really
ttfn
Beth

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