AF showed up today, pretty unexpectedly as it means my last cycle was only 23 days. I don't know what's up but I'm thinking I'm going to make an appt with my dr, as a 23 day cycle is awfully short. It's odd, because the last time I was ttc (with DS), my cycles were closer to 29-30 days. Now they are much shorter (25-26 days).
I think I've passed disappointment and have moved onto frustration.
And what makes it even worse is that I'm out of town on a business trip until Monday night - so I can't even cry to DH about it. I mean I can, but It's not the same over text or phone.
Sometimes being alone in a hotel room can make for a nice pity party - atleast from my experience - still sucks though - sorry
Not sure of your age - but I know I went from 29-30 days cycles and in the past year or so (I have been tracking since a m/c last June) my cycles have been on average 25-26 days. I had 1 cycle (April) that was 17 days, then my next one got my hopes up by going 28 days, then back to 25-26 days - but it was the 3rd cycle after that that I got my BFP - so don't give up hope!!
That's what my cycles are, and my doctor had no concern, things change as we get older I had a similar experience with DD#2 and eventually it all evens out.
I wouldn't be concerned yet. I know the frustration and I bet you know about mine as we always respond on the boards but it will happen. I'm sure it will.
Being away from DH at this time is bad timing. But the trying will continue when your back and AF is gone. Hope your having a better 'work trip ' and I'm sending all my luck for the new month. Sorry.
That sounds incredibly frustrating! I'm sorry you had a wonky and short cycle. Stupid witch always shows up at the worse possible time! I don't think it would hurt to check in with your doc. They can do some blood work just to make sure there aren't any glaring issues that need to be corrected. Do you know when you O'd? The main concern with short cycles is a LP that is too short for implantation to occur, but if you O'd early and still had a LP of at least 11 to 12 days it would still make implantation possible so that the shorter cycles would be less concerning regarding TTC.
I'll be 33 in October. 33 is not old.
I don't know what to say that the other girls have not already said.
I'm so sorry you're going through this. I wish I could give you a big huge hug.
I chart and use opk's. my chart was weird this month for sure. I thought I had a positive OPK at CD12 and my went up, but maybe it wasn't quite positive. At CD8 my body felt like I was o'ing. I don't know any more. Maybe I should buy more expensive opk's, or maybe I need a new thermometer. Or maybe there's something weird happening. In reality, a 23 day cycle is short, so maybe I o'd super early, like I initially thought, and we just missed our time. Or maybe I o'd on CD13 and had a super short luteal phase. Arg. So many possibilities!
One of the worst parts is that I work for a retailer and had to spend the bulk of my morning sifting through baby clothes. Super cute baby clothes. It really sucked. I'm taking deep breathes and trying to rid myself of any stress and relax enough to make a baby on my next cycle
Thanks for everyone's support - it's so nice to know that I'm not alone!
We're all here for you.
I've had some odd cycles and in the end I've had successful pregnancy after them. I'm sure this new month will be it.
Sucks about baby clothes. But I'm positive you will get there soon