AF Due Around August 24th Need Waiting Partners

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AFCV - August 7

A new month, a new thread! Calling TallyJo4, midge, schreck, Krissy68, vagymnast and all of you who want to join us!!!

 

haplymaried - August 7

I'm in! I am newly TTC! I posted a few hours ago this morning. I will copy and paste it here! I hope you dont mind if I join you!

 

haplymaried - August 7

Hello Ladies!- FIRST: This blog is awesome! I have really enjoyed looking at the different threads and it is heartwarming to see woman supporting eachother like this! A little about me- My husband and I are coming up on our one year anniversary and have decided to start rolling the dice when it comes to the the BD (unprotected). I have a few concerns as I don't seem to be the most normal girl when it comes to my cycles. I have a period about every 35 days. Sometimes its is heavy and lasts a week and other times it is very light and only lasts 3 days. The only way I know to detect ovulation is by my discharge. I have come to learn that the stretchy stuff means ovulation. I have read about locating your cervix and checking it's position and softness or harness. -For this has been unsuccessful. I cant even find the thing! My latest predicament has been my last period. I had very light spotting beginning Wednesday of last week. It ended Saturday (It was one of those light periods). Yesterday when I came home from work I felt funny down there. I checked myself and noticed that there was an abundance of the stretchy stuff. I immiediatly thought-I'm ovulating!- BUT how could this be? A few days after my period? My cycles must be so out of wack! Could I be ovulating right now? Well, just in case my husband and I did the BD as soon as he got home from work. We are going to continue to through out the month as much as we can. Can anyone tell me if it is possible for me to be ovulating that close to my period? I am a little worried about my ability to conceive as my Mother did have some trouble. Is it hereditary? Does anyone have any helpful comments or advice for me? I'm looking for support buddies. Thank you and have a blessed day!

 

AFCV - August 7

Welcome haplymaried! This blog is the best! It's a great support system when you are ttc! It can get so frustrating, but this really helps! I don't think that you can ovulate right after your period, but who knows? Every body is different! Have you called your doctor? My story: I've been off the pill since October but this is our second month officially ttc. We're trying for baby #2! I'm now on cd13 waiting to O.

 

TallyJo4 - August 7

Haplymaried~ Welcome! Yes I agree as well this blog is the best. I absolutely love it and love chatting with everyone who is TTC. It really helps with the TWW. It also helps during your AF and waiting to O because so many other women are at different stages in their cycle. It is just as exciting to see if they get their BFP's. I am on CD 14 and I O'd yesterday. My CM abruptly changed to tacky/sticky and I thought maybe I had not O'd still until I woke up this morning and my cervix was back to low firm and closed. That told me Yep I O'd yesterday. So My LP is 14 days, I should be due for AF on the 20th. I am 1DPO today. As agonizing as the TWW is I LOVE IT!! AFCV you should be Oing any day right? Last month AF was due on the same day for both of us wasn't it? I have cramping today and that is confusing me because I always get O cramps and I had them yesterday and the day before, but if I already O'd why would I still have them? If my cervix is back to low firm and closed and my CM is drying up then I already O'd right?? 10 minutes ago I was positive I O'd and now I am doubting myself again. Isn't this fun!!! :)

 

AFCV - August 7

Tally, I don't know about your cervix because I have never checked it... sorry! I usually get O cramps a couple of days before and O day, but who knows??? You should trust your cervix if you check it regularly! Do you temp? I should ovulate some time this weekend, I think it's coming early because I already have ewcm. I know what you mean, the 2ww is dreadful, but I love it too!

 

schreck - August 7

Welcome haplymaried! This is my first month actually TTC #2 but didn't do anything to stop it last month. The earliest I should O is Sat. but since my cycles go crazy when I get of the pill it may not be until next Sat. The TWW is awful! I always want to test early but but HPTs are so expensive! I looked at one of our Dollar Stores and they didn't sell them. I might look at another one next time I'm close so I won't feel bad taking one a few days before AF. Even if I get a positive I know I will take a second one just to make sure.

 

haplymaried - August 7

Thanks for the warm welcome girls! I appreciate it! It is so funny to think that for so long I thought that this process was so simple. You just have s_x and then you would magically become prego. I never thought of it as something you have to work at. I am so glad torealize this now so I am not nieve to the ups and downs of TTC. I would like to speak to my Dr. about my irregular cycle, but I thought I would give it a few months of trying before I get worried and turn to the Doc! I figure I will just do the BD with my hubby as much as I can this month and see what I come up with since I'm never quite sure when I'm ovulating. Like I said I can differentiate between the stretchy stuff and the regular stuff...so I'm staying hopeful. AFCV- You have one child already? Congrats to you! It is such a blessing! I am sure you will get your wish soon enough! Tally Jo- How long have you been trying? Do you have any children? I am praying for us all!

 

TallyJo4 - August 7

Yes I have 4 children actually. When I had them I didn't even know there were only a few days a month you could conceive. We never actually TTC we just let whatever happen happen. Now we want one more and it is more complicated. I think it is because when we were not TTC and didn't know how it all worked our bodies naturally did what they were supposed to and it was easy. I got preggo one right after another. Now that we know and we are trying we are planning things just right etc etc and our minds are over powering what our bodies tell us. Does that make sense? This is our 4th cycle actually trying. 2 cycles ago I had a weird 26 day cycle so we missed my O date, last month we tried the 3 day cut off (trying for a girl) and that was just STUPID!! This month we are just going with the flow and hopefully it worked. I thought I had one more day of trying, but apparently I O'd yesterday so we will see what happens. AFCV~ No I wish I did temp, but it is really too much of a ha__sle. Plus you have to temp before getting out of bed and I am constantly jumping out of bed because I hear a boom upstairs (usually one of my boys jumping off of the bunkbed) or they are awake and doing something they shouldn't. So I doubt it would be accurate for me. I check CM and CP around the dates I should be fertile. I should go with what I initially thought because my CM and CP has not changed abruptly like that since I started checking it. It has always been more gradual it seemed after the 14th day. The cramping is probably just O cramps because i read you can cramp after O as well. One cycle I cramped from O to AF. I thought for sure I was preggo, but obviously not. Good Luck ladies!! (sorry my post was so long) GEESH!

 

TallyJo4 - August 7

LMAO AFCV! I just re read your post and I thought the first time I read it you meant you do not know about the cervix thing in general because you do not check your cervix. Then I re read it and realized you said you don't know because you have never checked MY cervix. LOL! Goodness and it is only Thursday! :) I am leaving work for the day so I will check back in tomorrow. Have a good evening ladies!

 

AFCV - August 7

Tally! lol! You were right the first time, I meant the cervix thing in general! And I agree with you with taking your temp, I never could do it with my 3 year old calling me in the middle of the night or something like that! I wanted to know, when you had your crazy 26 day cycle; was that your first time? Because I'm feeling O cramps since yesterday, and today it really hurts on my right side but I'm thinking this can't be O because I'm only on cd13 and normally I have 30 day cycles or more. I'm just going to bd tonight just to make sure!

 

TallyJo4 - August 8

AFCV~LMAO! Ok well I read it right the first time I guess. The month I had the 26 day cycle was my June cycle. That was my 2nd cycle TTC. The first month though I was just getting used to my CM and CP etc. During that cycle AF came on June 3rd and then again on June 28th. Yeah twice in one month. So I guess really it was a 25 day cycle. It was weird. Last month was a 27 day cycle (i have been counting the day AF starts as the last day rather than the day before AF starts being the last day so I have been counting that day twice as day one and day 28) So I guess Oing on the 13th day makes sense with a 27 day cycle rather than a 28 day cycle. Goodness I learn something new about my cycles every month. Maybe you are Oing. I would attempt to check your cervix. That tells me even better than the CM. If it is high soft and open then you could be. The opening should feel more like a slit that is firm if you aren't and it will be softer and the slit will be a little more open if you are. TMI I know!

 

haplymaried - August 8

Thank you for the welcome schreck! I can only imagine that this whole 2WW thing can be very difficult! So- after 2 weeks after ovulation and the BD, if PG, a test will be positive? I did see at the dollar store around me (PA) there are tests for only 1$ !!!! I wonder if they work as well! I just have to say that I am so excited about TTC! Last night after the hubby and I BD'd- I could barely sleep. I was just thinking about all the possibilties.... will it be easy to concieve? will it be difficult? Could I be pg by the end of this month or will it be next? - I tried to calm myself down... but it was so HARD. I dont want to torture myself through out this process... I would like to just sit back, relax and let it happen. See..I am such a "type A" when I want something, I want it right now and I dont want any intereferences, I just want to get it done. I know that with this process Im going to have to learn to be patient. How long does it normally take couples to concieve? I am so afriad that I will be let down at the end of this month if it doesnt happen! I'm afriad that I will suspect that there is something wrong with me. I hope I dont sound crazy!!~ I am sorry if I do, Im, just new to this and have a million emotions going on! hahah! Do you gals have any tips for keeping your mind of this whole thing and not driving yourself nuts?

 

schreck - August 8

Some times it can take women years to get pregnant. Of course this is usually extreme. One year is not all that unusual though. Last time I was off the pill for 4 months before I got pregnant and we only really tried 1 month (the month before I got pg). As for waiting and dealing with patience the best way is to talk to others who are going through the same thing :)

 

AFCV - August 8

Good morning ladies! Cd14 for me, still don't know if I O'ed yesterday or I'm about to O this weekend, but I shouldn't have O cramps if I'm not about to O... right? And I have never had a 27 day cycle, but I guess It's not impossible. I don't know what to think, I will just keep bd just to make sure! Tally, thanks for the info! haplymaried, yes after 2 weeks after ovulation and the BD, if PG, a test will be positive! Don't worry, you don't sound crazy. That's the beauty of this site, you can say whatever you feel.

 

haplymaried - August 8

Thanks for rea__suring my sanity! LOL! I do love this site! Where are you girls from? I have decided that my plan for this 1st month of TTC that I will be BDing as much as possible as to just to be sure sine i know my cycles are wacky. If nothing happy I will take next month more seriously and try to track my ovulation more closely. Another question girls.... I have been checking out alot of these threads and there are some women who have symptoms EARLY! Can this really be possible? What are the earliest symptoms and what are they? What were your experiences? I would think that it takes a few weeks after implantation right?

 

AFCV - August 8

Your body doesn't know it's pregnant before implantation! After conception it takes at least 6-10 days to implant, so it's almost impossible to feel anything pregnancy related earlier than that! That's what makes the 2ww soooo long!

 

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