Ugh I hate being sick!!! My nose is so stuffed up I have to breathe through my mouth and I feel like I could pass out at any minute I'm still at work though, worked last night too. No sick time to take. I'm sure I look pretty pathetic walking around with a crumpled tissue in one hand and a box of tissues in the other. Everyone keeps telling me how sick I look and asking why I came in. Oh well Well on the TTC front its really hard to tell right now. I've had nausea but with being sick I figure its more likely to be due to being ill than to being PG. I've also had to pee more often lately. I've been trying to figure out if I've been drinking more due to my sore throat, but I don't think so. I really haven't had a sore throat since the first day I was sick (thursday). So maybe, hopefully its a sign! My birthday is in October so being pg would be the perfect present. Well I think I'm at cd 21 and dpo 7, so a little more than a week from now I'll have my answer! I can't wait! But then again I'm scared too because AF could come on Sunday! And that would stink. But I'll have to wait and see. Good luck to all the ttc-ers!
Well only 1 day later and I feel so much better! All I have left from my cold is some mild coughing and a raw nose from the tissues. DH was so sweet today. Made breakfast and brought it to me in bed. It was such a nice thing. I've been looking up a lot of stuff about how early you can test (I'm so impatient) I found a website that actually gave the expected hcg levels for different dates dpo... from what it said I could test as early as Friday... then I read further and foudn that the particular test I have (cheap one from Walmart) is more likely not to work until the following Monday, the original day I had planned on testing. Got my hopes up there for a second. I dunno, I might get impatient and go buy one of the more sensitive test. Some tests are so sensitive you can test (possibly) as early as 10 dpo. At 10 dpo hcg can range from 10-50ml and these tests need 20-25. Here's a link to the article, its on WEB MD:
So, if you went to that site, I'm thinking of getting an EPT, which seems to me like it would probably work at 13 dpo. I've never heard of the first set of tests. If I can't wait 3 days extra to find out IF I'm pg I don't know how I'll ever follow my pg plan. I don't plan on telling most people until I reach the 3rd month, you know, out of that danger zone. I'll tell my family a few select co-workers but thats all I plan on. But I don't know how I'll ever keep it to myself!!! Yesterday one of my co-workers asked if I was taking anything for my cold... I said no and explained that I am ttc (they already knew my DH and I were wanting a 3rd) and explained that right now I'm at a point where I could be PG but won't know for another week. Another co-worker overheard the word "pregnant" and screamed out "you're pregnant?!" and got all excited. So then I had to spend the next couple of minutes explaining that no, I'm not pg, not yet anyhow. So I figure it will interesting to see how long I can keep in a secret. OH another thing. I go on 9 days of blissfull vacation starting Wensday!!! I'm so excited! I haven't had a vacation in over a year, 5 days off in a row in over 2 years, and a full week off since febuary of '02. I'm overworked and I NEED this vacation. Maybe then I'll start to relax and ttc will easier!!! Well I'll be back later, probably on tuesday. Good luck everyone!!!
Well I just wanted to update on my symptoms so far. I mentioned before that I've had go to the bathroom a lot. Well, I started paying attention to the time tonight, and I've been going to the bathroom to pee every 2 hours since I started timing my self. I started timing at 7pm and I went then, at 9, 11, and 1am (the current time here). I want so badly to look at it as a symptom but then I don't want to look to much into it and get my hopes up. But if I'm not pg this month, I'm going to be mad about all these bathroom trips!
Wow, I didn't realize how hard it would be to get online while Im on vacation from work. I was really cranky yesterday. I kept trying to blame it on DH getting me up too early, but really I don't think that was it. I was just in the mood to be cranky. I'm hoping it turns out to be pg hormones, that way Im excused Well I had a little bit of cramping yesterday. I'm not too concerned about it because I had cramping around this time when I was pg with my daughter. I don't feel pg though. I keep thinking about taking my test early, but I know if its BFN it will be a big waste of money, especially if AF does come on Sunday. I'm trying to just wait and see!
Well its Friday. On my pre bc cycle AF would have come yesterday. On my post bc cycle its due Sunday. I almost broke down and tested today. I talked myself out of it since it would be the first thing in the morning. I've made a deal with myself. If I go through the tests I have w/out getting PG, I will buy a set of early tests. I sound crazy huh.
Busy busy weekend. Saturday I decided to clean my house as much as I could. I cleaned, vacummed, got down on my hands and knees and scrubbed, and folded laundry until my back wouldn't let me do anymore. I started getting the feeling that AF was coming. I just don't feel pg. Saturday night I watched the Buckeyes lose their first game this season. The one game this whole season I'll be home to see and they lose it!!! Oh well. Sunday I wanted to take the kids to church but over slept. I made a nice big Sunday dinner, which I don't get to do normally because of work. My sister in law decided not to show up without telling anyone. Kind of made me mad. She comes over every other day of the week, and the one day I was counting on her showing up she doesn't say a thing, just stays home. Oh well. Good news is AF never showed up yesterday! But I took a test this morning and it was a BFN. Grrrr. A friend of mind might be coming over later to go get a test for herself (she is not ttc so I'm actually hoping for a BFN for her, which feels weird). If she does, we'll be buying an early test for her, and I'm going to take one. The test I had was a cheap one from Walmart, and it HAS to be taken the day after AF is due. So if I miscalculated even for just a few days that could be the problem. I figure if I take an early detection then I'll definately have my answer. Anyhow in a way I feel like it doesn't really matter, because I just don't feel pg!!! Normally I have really good instincts and can trust my body, but I'm hoping right now I'm wrong. Well enough rambling for now, I'm going to go check out some boards.
Well... went to the bathroom about 1/2 hr ago and I was spotting. Looks like AF will be here by the end of the night. Haven't told DH yet, he already thinks I'm silly for taking a test today, said I should wait longer. I hate this! I can't even fathom being one of the ladies here who has been trying for years. I'm only getting ready to start my 4th month ttc and already I'm frustrated. I guess mostly I'm scared that I won't be able too. Maybe next month I'll trust my instincts and not test if I don't feel pg. Who am I kidding, I'll probably buy an early detection test and take it the first day I can OH well, good luck and baby dust to all.
Wow, 3 posts in 1 day, I think I'm addicted! Well my day is certainely starting to look better. I finally got some news on DS and his preschool prospects. Andrew has a severe speech delay, which should be able to be corrected with help. The problem has been that our local childrens hospital has a 6 month long waiting list for their speech clinic, plus my insurance won't cover as many appointments as they would like him to have. They told me to enroll him in head start and a special preschool for kids just like him. Head start would bring in a speech therapist for him weekly. I tried head start, but they said I make too much money, even with him having a "disability", all the classrooms are filled. The ironic thing is I can't afford to send him to private preschool but I make to much for the so called public one. The special preschool wasn't looking too good either. I got in touch with them once, but could never get a hold of them again. Today I started calling private preschools to get some information on what it would take to send DS there. A few hours later, the lady from the special preschool called me! It was completely out of the blue, its been well over a month since I had contact with her. She's coming out for a home visit on Wensday and if she determines this is what he needs, he could start as soon as Friday! I'm so excited. I was so afraid we weren't going to be able to get his speech taken care of until Kindergarten, and that he was going to end up a year behind in school. Yay! Ok, I promise, this is it for today!
My cycles have me so lost. It used to be that once I started spotting, AF would show within a few hours. I had a little bit of spotting yesterday morning, and nothing since then. This is how it was my first cycle off BC. Late AF, little bit of spotting, then finally AF came over a week after it was due. Then my next cycle was normal, so I thought everything was set. Now its happening again this cycle. I'm so lost! Guess I'll just have to wait and see.