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Re: The Official TTC Thread!

i thought sharing that kind of info with mothers was standard procedure. Certainly hope that if I have a daughter, she'll confide in me. Baby M, it's awesome that you have that close bond with your mom. Take what you learned from her, combine it with cues from your kids as you build your relationsh...

by ladyciel

April 23rd, 2015, 9:22 pm

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I don't think a MC should be a secret, but I think it can be something a couple wants to process themselves before sharing the news. I very well might share news of a MC with my mom immediately, but I'm not sure I'd want to. Everybody's relationship with their mom is different, and everbody handles ...

by ladyciel

April 22nd, 2015, 6:02 pm

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Just ordered some OPK strips off amazon. We'll still try to hit at least every other day as long as I see fertile CM, but I'm curious where they'll put OV compared to my CM and temps.

by ladyciel

April 22nd, 2015, 9:51 am

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Baby M, we decided we most likely don't want to tell our parents we're pregnant until 8-12 weeks, at least not until we've heard a heart beat, because we'd rather grieve an early MC or CP privately before sharing that news sometime later after we've had time to process it ourselves. Having to call m...

by ladyciel

April 22nd, 2015, 9:47 am

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FX for you, AH! Well, for me... CD2. Yesterday, on CD1 of all days, I got the news that SIL is 8 weeks with baby #2. Their first just turned 1 last month. Now instead of my mom going on and on about her grandson, it will be grandson and SIL's pregnancy. It's getting harder and harder not to tell her...

by ladyciel

April 22nd, 2015, 8:46 am

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Nice series ya got there! Sending lots of sticky dust!!

by ladyciel

April 17th, 2015, 2:36 pm

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Congratulations, Mousey!!!! :appl: :dance: I'm ~9dpo. Crossing all my fingers and toes, but no signs to suggest anything one way or the other. BFN this morning, but it's early. Your super faint line even after AF was late is a timely reminder for me not to get my hopes up for early tests to show any...

by ladyciel

April 16th, 2015, 3:06 pm

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I've been cautious and have kept alcohol limited to AF and maybe a day or two after. In part because I, too, wouldn't mind losing a few pounds, and I'm trying to avoid anything that might, on some level, affect our chances. Alcohol certainly isn't a contraceptive...many a pregnancy are even blamed o...

by ladyciel

April 13th, 2015, 12:47 pm

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FX for you, Mousey! Hi Hippi! Baby M, I can understand your feelings about a Dec baby. I grew up with a holiday b-day, which sucked since nobody was available for birthday parties, but was great because I actually got to celebrate it with my grandparents, who I only got to see 1-2 times a year (due ...

by ladyciel

April 7th, 2015, 7:49 am

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Well, AHL should be off on her cruise, having a much better time than the rest of us stuck at home/work. Man does a vacay sound nice... We were worried DH wouldn't be home from his work trip in time to catch our window...now we're hoping he isn't leaving too soon. Really sick of all this traveling b...

by ladyciel

April 6th, 2015, 10:50 am

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Not so fast.... based on your EWCM timing, I think O could also be CD17, which would mean you hit -3. Best timing ever? No. Within the realm of possibility? YEP.

by ladyciel

April 3rd, 2015, 1:03 pm

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AHL, I don't know if "chill" is the right word. More like embracing glum apathy. fits my usual pattern for anything I get really excited about but can't completely control. Stage 1) Total Obsession/optimism Stage 2) This is going really well! Stage 3) Ok, bump in the road, but come ON, you...

by ladyciel

April 1st, 2015, 8:46 pm

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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