Is it a bad thing that I want my DH to STOP SMOKING, and have told him that he pretty much has to? He told me that he wants to quit anyway because he hates the habit of it, and says the feeling of being addicted to something sucks.
Both cigarettes and marijuana are toxic to the testicles and cause poor sperm quality. It takes about three months for the levels of nicotine-related chemicals to start diminishing in the blood after a smoker quits. One recent study found that active marijuana use adversely affects fertilization by causing sperm to “poop out” before they get close to the egg. Abstaining from marijuana for three months allows healthy sperm to regenerate.
Does anyone have a link about women and infertility/infertility signs/what causes infertility??
I started using my OPK's on the night of CD 12. Both 12 and 13 were negative. I'm just going to pee on a stick 5 more times. Whoo! Sounds fun haha! Nah, actually I pee in a cup then dip it...
Know Your Cycle:
Did you know that if you and your partner have normal fertility, there is roughly a 1 in 4 chance of getting pregnant each menstrual cycle? On average, it takes women 3 to 6 months to conceive. Understanding your personal menstrual cycle, the hormones that affect fertility, [and OKP's,] will give you a better understanding of the process of conceiving.
I'm not using Clearblue Easy though because I can't find the digital kind, and I've heard bad things about their strip ones. That's why I'm using First Response now. So far so good, just negatives, which I expected anyway because it's still a little early for me. I could get a surge as late as the 17th or 18th maybe. At least I have five more days left. I think I planned it out pretty well, and I'm much less stressed about it. Oh, and the dye in my urine, so far, doesn't seem to be affecting things. I just hope I surge at SOME point. I've heard a lot of women say they never got positives with them... Including my own mother, who then got pregnant with my sister after she stopped using them along with Clomid. Once she stopped, BAM, there's my little sis. My sibling miracle!
CD 14 also turned out as a negative so I should be surging anywhere in the next 4 days. I hope I don't get all negatives... I've heard that some women do. My mom did when she used them with my sister. It never worked for her, but things are much more up to date now. My sister is 13. She said when she got off the Chlomid, stopped doing OPK's, and stopped planning, then it made things easier... Umm but my mom only had to try 3 months with me. It was 9 years worth of trying for my sister...
Oh! I've also lost 8 pounds so that's awesome! =]
It's 2:15am, CD 17.
My BBT chart has been all over the place this month. First it said I O'd on CD 11... then CD 13... and THEN...
I took my OPK hours ago, because I do mine at night, and I'm pretty sure this one is positive! YAY! We BD'd at about 4am on CD 16. Now I have to get ready and do it again! XD Sometimes, making a baby can be HELL and feel like work or something, but other times it's a lot of fun!
So no ovulation detected yet, but I'll take my temp later and test again once I get some sleep. Off to take a shower! I'm sure I'll update about the results of my next OPK!
My BBT chart is all over the place this month (cycle 3.) I got a negative for CD 17. It's definitely not dark like it was yesterday. I only got one postive, and my BBT chart shows no ovulation... I hope my temp rises soon... I'm so confused! =[
I took pics of my OPK's since I'm finished with them for this (cycle #3.)
[EDIT: If you look carefully I should have, and ended up marking, CD 16 as NEGATIVE. My positive was CD 18 which was also the day FF showed I O'd.]
I don't know how I got a positive on CD 16, not one on CD 17, but got another on CD 18!I got my first positive on CD 18! My temp dropped today, so I'm expecting CD 19 for my temp to go way up. I hope so anyways, or I'll really start worrying and get even more confused!
We've BD'd in the AM on CD 16-19. I guess we're just going to keep going at it!
My temperature did rise on CD 19. I just have to temp a couple more days before the line appears on my chart to show that I ovulated. I'm trying to wait patiently. If this month is my month then YAY, and if not then we'll try try again!
I'm doing my best not to stress, but my appetite has went down. My stomach is all yucky feeling, like I don't want to eat. Nothing sounds appetizing. It sucks. I go through periodic spurts of times like this where I want to eat and just can't. I'm sure it's anxiety, but I really do want to remain as calm as possible during this time. (IT'S HARD!)
This month looks good, and I'm hoping for a BFP without getting my hopes up to the point where I'll be crushed if AF comes. I think I'll be all right if it does. Maybe slightly depressed, but I'll get over it by the time my period ends and be ready for round #4! Wouldn't I have a January baby if I got pregnant this month? I'd love to have a New Years baby, but we'll see!
I'm going to TRY and shove some found down my throat. I've got to eat!
OH! AND MY TEMP WENT EVEN HIGHER FOR CD 20! That means I've definitely ovulated, and my BBT chart looks AWESOME. Now it's time for the cross line to appear on my chart, and it's time for that 2WW... Wish me luck, and pray for my husband and I! We really want to bring a baby into this world and show it nothing but love!
I've had a pretty crappy night (as I type this with tears running down my cheeks.) All I can do is pray to God for strength and patience, and it's NOT just about the TTC thing. I feel overwhelmed, and I'm not even sure that's the right word to describe how I feel. I'm so sick of things not going my way. I'm sick of it being ONE THING AFTER ANOTHER. I'm so over it.
For example: Yesterday, I'm getting out of bed to go pee (also mad at my upstairs neighbors at the same time for being so loud and not letting me sleep) and what do I do? I take two steps, my right ankle buckles out from underneath me, and now I'm on crutches for 3 days to a week. I actually hurt my left foot too, but it's better than the other ankle. The left one just bruised more.
I'm in pain because of my bladder.
I'm still not eating like I should be, and all that will cause is weight loss which in a way can be good, but it's a horrible way to lose it by not eating, and it's not even my fault!
My husband needs to find a new/better job. They're screwing him over on hours! We're not going to make enough money...
My husband forgot to get my meds before he left work.
Our TV is dying on us. I feel like I'm in a 60's acid trip...
It seems endless. I just want things to look GOOD for once. Just once! I'm not asking for much! I JUST NEED A BREAK, BUT NOT A LITERAL ONE! I swear, I think I could sit here and pull all my hair out strand by strand! And all I want is to be STRESS FREE. This is not the time for me to be stressing at ALL. I'm TTC! There are seriously some things in my life that I just can't handle right now, so to anyone who is reading this, please keep me in your prayers.