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Re: The Official TTC Thread!

Hi R_T! :wavey: Sorry to hear about the roller coaster, AHL. Sometimes I wonder if we're like watched kettles. I swear my cycle has gotten longer every month we've been TTC. It could possibly be blamed on the new vitamins, etc, or....maybe my ovaries just don't like being under a magnifying glass. S...

by ladyciel

March 30th, 2015, 2:39 pm

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Topic: The Official TTC Thread!

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Re: The Official TTC Thread!

So weird about the flat temps, BabyM. Hopefully the new thermometer proves more accurate (or maybe just confirms your temps are THAT stable). CD5 here, so not much happening. First two days of AF were rough - I'm always super emotional/exhausted those days, which makes the BFN sting much worse than ...

by ladyciel

March 23rd, 2015, 11:44 am

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Re: The Official TTC Thread!

I saw my doc just before we started trying in Jan, and she recommended we try for 6 months, not a full year, before going back to see her. She was taking into account that I already clearly understood my cycle and fertility window, could identify ov, etc, so it would be 6 months of what should be re...

by ladyciel

March 20th, 2015, 9:18 pm

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Re: The Official TTC Thread!

Thanks, AHL. CD1 today. No Thanksigiving/birthday baby for me. Guess it's time to work on Christmas/New Years.

by ladyciel

March 19th, 2015, 9:32 am

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Topic: The Official TTC Thread!

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Re: The Official TTC Thread!

13DPO here. I've had sore boobs the last 2-3 days, cramps off and on, and spotting, which was heavier this morning but seems to have tapered some. Tummy was a bit weird for a while this morning an hour or two after breakfast/coffee. Still BFN, and I suspect everything is really just PMS and AF is ar...

by ladyciel

March 18th, 2015, 3:07 pm

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Topic: The Official TTC Thread!

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Re: The Official TTC Thread!

Mousey, I can completely relate. I've had some positive signs, though no hint of a BFP, and it got in my head that maybe I AM preg. I want so badly for this to be it that I know it will really sting if AF shows. I hope you are right and this is your month! Best of luck keeping your sanity until you ...

by ladyciel

March 15th, 2015, 8:45 am

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Re: The Official TTC Thread!

Hugs, Asscher. Feeling completely out of control of your reactions is understandably stressful on top of not feeling any control over achieving what you want so much. The vitex is tricky... Everyone says your body can take a while to settle down, and yet taking it doesn't help everybody. Makes it ha...

by ladyciel

March 13th, 2015, 4:37 am

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Topic: The Official TTC Thread!

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Re: The Official TTC Thread!

I don't think it's daylight savings...I overslept Saturday night (9.5 hours or something), slightly less than normal Sunday night, and somehow woke up bright eyed and bushy tailed for work Monday morning (which is NOT my norm...I hate morning). Other than it being much brigher out when I leave work,...

by ladyciel

March 12th, 2015, 2:40 pm

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Topic: The Official TTC Thread!

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I'm sorry to hear about the temp drop, AH. Jealous of your cruise, though! I don't think the HR could REALLY be a preggo sign, since it started going up exactly at Ov. I don't know of any signals being sent by the egg before implantation that could have that effect. I'm wondering if it's more likely...

by ladyciel

March 12th, 2015, 1:48 pm

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Topic: The Official TTC Thread!

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Re: The Official TTC Thread!

Thanks, BabyM. I do like the charge HR. Before this I had the One, which was super accurate but easy to forget/not wear. Like any wrist monitor it is not always 100% accurate, depending on how active you are with your hands, but it gives a fair enough estimate that I don't have any issues with it. T...

by ladyciel

March 12th, 2015, 9:21 am

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Topic: The Official TTC Thread!

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Re: The Official TTC Thread!

So, I am 6dpo and symptom spotting, and there is one that is definitely not in my head. I have a Fitbit charge HR that I wear 24/7, and every day it reports your resting heart rate. It bounces around a bit, usually a couple beats up or down, but overall pretty steady around the mean. This week, star...

by ladyciel

March 11th, 2015, 9:09 pm

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Topic: The Official TTC Thread!

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AH, I think the gals lucky enough to get early positives skew our perceptions about when to expect a BFP. There are plenty, if not the majority, who don't get a positive until after a missed AF. I know sometimes it is easier to give up hope and wait to be pleasantly wrong than to try and stay positi...

by ladyciel

March 10th, 2015, 8:55 pm

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Topic: The Official TTC Thread!

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Baby Monster, I doubt a one day shift in your ov date will shorten your LP. More likely your cycle will just be a day longer overall. Ov date tends to be much more variable than LP length, and total cycle length is almost always = that cycle's time to ov + your usual LP. I don't know much about the ...

by ladyciel

March 10th, 2015, 3:24 pm

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Re: The Official TTC Thread!

Haha, yes, I could only assume she was gracious about it, since you had such a good time, but I also secretly hoped the location was her idea. That would have been quite the oblivious/cruel choice for a host to spring on her! Lots of time for things to possibly change, but right now I really don't k...

by ladyciel

March 9th, 2015, 5:46 am

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Re: The Official TTC Thread!

Holy cow, I don't think I even know 75 people I would invite to a shower, let alone have 75 show up. I can believe the brewery shower was way more fun, but as a lover of good beer I think that might be torture for me as a prego!

by ladyciel

March 8th, 2015, 6:03 pm

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Topic: The Official TTC Thread!

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Re: The Official TTC Thread!

Mousey, if you can find the energy, BDing again certainly won't hurt your chances. That said, both me and DH find 3d in a row difficult. We ended up in a sort of 2 days on, one day off pattern this cycle and we were both exhausted by Ov. I was shocked to see DH hit the wall...mine is usually like yo...

by ladyciel

March 8th, 2015, 7:00 am

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Topic: The Official TTC Thread!

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Re: The Official TTC Thread!

It was definitely the start of my temp rise - this morning it jumped almost a full degree from yesterday! That is a SUPER fast rise compared to what I've been seeing the last few months. I'm excited, since it suggests lots of progesterone. :appl: Vit B complex at work, maybe?? Whatever the case, I'm...

by ladyciel

March 7th, 2015, 1:07 pm

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Topic: The Official TTC Thread!

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I hope so, too! This cycle dragged on so much that even DH is ready to wave the white flag on any more BD.

by ladyciel

March 6th, 2015, 9:07 am

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Topic: The Official TTC Thread!

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Re: The Official TTC Thread!

Did the streak continue, baby monster?? I THINK dpo1 here, finally, on CD21. One of the furbabies kept waking me up by insisting he sleep right in my face, then I had to pee 30 min before my usual alarm/temp time, so I'm not 100% sure the small spike I got is real. My temp almost always climbs over ...

by ladyciel

March 6th, 2015, 7:55 am

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Topic: The Official TTC Thread!

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Re: The Official TTC Thread!

I don't think I've ever had 5 in a row, but I've had spurts here and there where it's more or less stable than usual. Are your temps still running high this month, in addition to being so constant? How far are you from when you usually ovulate? I'm trying to think what could cause it, but it could b...

by ladyciel

March 5th, 2015, 11:38 am

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Topic: The Official TTC Thread!

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Re: The Official TTC Thread!

Haha, thanks for the heads up. DH is firmly in the camp where if knowing isn't required, he'd rather not know and have it be magical. He also doesn't do well with blood, gross, etc. That said, he has definitely surprised both of us with his ability to deal with things if it's in the context of takin...

by ladyciel

March 4th, 2015, 3:17 pm

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Topic: The Official TTC Thread!

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Re: The Official TTC Thread!

Haha, too funny about your DH's confusion re: the pre-seed, baby monster. My poor hubby understood, but only because he's already familiar with the whole fertile CM thing. I say poor hubby because he doesn't WANT to know these things, I just tend to ignore his pleas for ignorance and share what I le...

by ladyciel

March 4th, 2015, 1:24 pm

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Topic: The Official TTC Thread!

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Asscher, I only got a few minutes to look into aspirin, and what I saw basically said a lot of doctors recommend it for the reasons you listed, but that it probably only makes a difference in a very small fraction of women. Also, it is probably a good sign that you're so exhausted! Progesterone caus...

by ladyciel

March 4th, 2015, 10:12 am

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Topic: The Official TTC Thread!

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Yikes, definitely a work baby boom! I will be the only pregnant woman amongst the people I see regularly at work, but that is because they are mostly male. The women are either older with grown children or quite young/unmarried and not likely to have kids just yet. Thankfully, the men I work most cl...

by ladyciel

March 4th, 2015, 8:33 am

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Topic: The Official TTC Thread!

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I'd not heard about baby aspirin, I'll have to read up on it. My temp dipped today and EWCM quantity picked up, which is my usual pattern 2-3 days before ov.

by ladyciel

March 2nd, 2015, 9:31 pm

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Topic: The Official TTC Thread!

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Oh, and as for my thoughts on the pre-seed... We've tried it both with the applicator and more "typical" approaches. With the applicator I only used 1g (they suggest 2-4) and it was PLENTY if not too much. Then again, that's from an enjoyment standpoint, and everybody has their own prefere...

by ladyciel

March 1st, 2015, 10:30 am

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Topic: The Official TTC Thread!

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Re: The Official TTC Thread!

Asscher, did you get your temp spike this morning? That's great that you were able to get more EWCM. I read quite a few stories from women getting awful cystic acne type breakouts from vitex, so I guess it isn't out of the ordinary. Interesting about the temp differences, though it could very well s...

by ladyciel

March 1st, 2015, 10:14 am

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Topic: The Official TTC Thread!

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Re: The Official TTC Thread!

Yeah, what are you two doing hanging around in TTC, anyway?!? Get your pregnant butts out of here! :snooty: :hand:





(completely joking, of course)

by ladyciel

February 26th, 2015, 2:02 pm

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Topic: The Official TTC Thread!

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Congrats, Lavender! That's definitely a BFP. Sending lots of sticky dust! :appl:

by ladyciel

February 26th, 2015, 9:18 am

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Topic: The Official TTC Thread!

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Re: The Official TTC Thread!

I don't think you were holding your breath on this one, but still sorry about CD1, baby monster. Me, I'm CD12, but not using OPKs since I haven't bought any yet. The start of my window has always been marked well by my non-BBT signs, so my plan is to continue the shotgun approach for at least this a...

by ladyciel

February 25th, 2015, 2:57 pm

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Topic: The Official TTC Thread!

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