From egg to egghausted. The journey part one!(244 Posts)
I thought I'd start a Fred here documenting the first part of the eggs movements. Now, before I actually start I'll just say I'm not even yet pregnant so I'll babble on about every wasted egg too! I'm not obsessed but find writing things down easier than telling my already bored with a glazed over look on his face, husband. Im not asking you to reply but it would be fab if anyone would and welcome added input from everyone, whether you're TTC, already pregnant, or interested in reading about someone else's current efforts to get up duffed!
Right, are we all sitting comfortably? Then I'll begin.
A little about me. 30, married for 5 years, been together longer than a decade and came off pill jan 1st in anticipation. Taking folic acid amongst other vits and generally doing my very best to entice the swimmers into signing a 9 month tenency agreement. Husband is also 30 and trying not to get too excited as he knows as soon as he does, I'll be! Then it all goes to pot.
Ok, so as I've said jan 1st came off pill expecting to a)either fall pg straight away or b) take a good few months to really get back into the swing of things. I've been on the pill since I was 15 so was pleasantly surprised I went straight back into a 28 day cycle. Thought it may be a fluke, but no, feb saw the same activity! Then came march!! March bloody madness more like.
This month I'm a baby making looney tune! My body has led me down every emotional pathway, tricking me into thinking I'm pg. 2 tests later, both BFN I now imagine its getting me back for 15 years of no PMS symptoms! I've had them all.
It started with a
kiss being so bloated that I resembled aunt petunia after Harry blew her up, working its way to wind that would rival the saharan summer nights, boobs are wonky, massive hard and itchy nips. I've felt the ovaries release, the ( in my imagination) implantation pain which was awful, the spotting, could be cataracts and seeing things, the nausea... Cooking mistakes and the crying at the smallest things, thousand hint OBEM last night was not helpful.
I've got the blue veins showing in the boob and so much CM I feel like I'm on a slip'n'slide (tmi)!
I've even got the stuffy nose and (grasping at straws here) its apparently a pg sign...albeit a small one. Who knew?
So AF is due to visit tomorrow should my 28 day cycle carry on, she's coming for 4 days making herself a general PITA but no pain, no gain eh? So for the next 4 days I'll be a sweaty, crampy, moaning harpie and after that expect OH to fancy me again.
Sorry if you've lost interested or I've killed a thread before even starting, but I'll keep at it and hopefully it'll pick up, turn into something more exciting or provide a place for others to say 'hey that happened to me too'.
See you on t'uther side.
Ah how true about men having to think things through for themselves... It doesn't matter how many times you tell/ explain things to them, it's not till they think it's their idea that they become keen!!
Also, as we all know men don't listen anyway, you may as well save your time & not worry with the technical explanations until as & when he asks for them. He's probably not going to know whether you're using an OPK or not so personally I wouldn't bother explaining unless he asks about it.
Sorry if that sounds like I hate men - of course I don't, but I mainly work with men so have had to work out how to get them to listen to what I'm saying...!
Oooh, Game of Thrones season 2. I've read the second book but am only half way through season 1 on DVD. Any good?
Oh minion your sooo not alone! i too had the are we trying to conceive chat with dp the other day, or should i get an implant to prevent it, and the response was dont get the implant cos if we split up that means you wont have a kid with me or be able to with anybody else!!?? wtf?! but according to him we are just carrying on as normal, not TTC as was agreed in jan and if it happens it happens. (we dont currently live together btw thats for the future) he also said that as ive just had a job offer "we would need to discuss if we are staying together" due to possibly not going to see that much of each other!! because i would work random shifts (chef) and I wouldnt be able to be there on his days off, as and when it suits him cos his shifts change each week on a rota. AAAAGGGHHH!!! he is your typical doesnt like change guy, 41 and never moved out of mummys house, just him and his mum there, doesnt want to leave her on her own now at 74. Ive been on benefits now for 4 months, HATE struggling with money, desperate to get back to work! Personally im going to see about getting an implant, as theres just NO WAY i should be creating another life with him at the moment. still got a bfn this morning, cd 28, so i hope to god that im not preg at the mo, as although ive got an ok guy,
feck me he is now just getting on my bloody nerves! and ohhh what joys, we going away on monday!!! i will keep you all posted as to how the next coupe of weeks work out, its been lovely to chat to others who are feeling the same way -- as men just arnt capable of the feelings women are--.
Chances are though, after the hol i will probably report that ive secretly had the implant even if we do stay together.
best of luck for you all and sorry for the rant!! [ sad]
ps, f**k dp, i will know if i get the job saturday and if we dont stay together then so be it, i will know im doing the best for my 2 dc (who are Not his)
Metime, sounds like he's a proper commitmentphobe! Can I just say, re the implant - don't believe what your doctor says about your fertility coming back immediately, I am living proof that it doesn't always work that way!
Still no AF here. CD 37. That's 11 days late. Did some googling and various websites (mainly American) seem to think there's still hope. But I have to say I'm not convinced, AF's was probably just delayed and she's hurtling closer every second, grinning evilly and rubbing her sweaty palms together.
Metime, you have the right attitude. Get yourself sorted then allow him to join if it is right. Good luck with the job stuff.
CD32 for me and 5 days late. Still feeling very sick on and off throughout the day but feeling crampy this morning. Hope AF is not on the way. I know you can bleed slightly and still be pg. Is it the same for cramps?
Right CD4 and AF packed her bags late last night, as apparently I wasn't serving the correct type of tea, she likes loose leaf, I have pyramid bags... Who knew?
Typically tomorrow I'm away with work for 2 nights but hopefully on my return, all will be forgotten and I'm indoors will want to jump on the good foot and do the bad thing!
little he is a commitmentphobe! he is a nice bloke, dont get me wrong, Two steps forward and one step back type lol.
i will be 39 in 8months time and had discussed (we did discuss ttc, although his manbrain only hears sex without protection) and we did agree that i would only ttc until i was 39, as i dont want to be much older than that for having DC#3. so the implant decission would only be 8months early iykwim.
One of the reasons for dp/db not living with me besides his mum is money, i have none as i havent been working for 4 months, and he has commitments for his money that wouldnt cover us together at the moment if i wasnt working. which if fair enough.
On a lighter note, i got the job and he is over the moon! he knew id get it
man knowledge i start a week tomorrow.
Congratulations on the job! What is it?
AF moved in here early this morning. I guess I knew she was coming but I wish I knew why she was so late! Hope she doesn't stick around too long, I've missed my chance for a 2013 baby now.
littlest 2013 are Sooo last year, it's all about 2014 now anyways xx
Sorry about AF, looks like she moved out of chez minion and into your gaffe.the witch!
No lodger at mine either. Cramps came on quickly and then it started, although still a bit patchy.
What a bunch of let done hopefuls we are. Anyone still waiting?
Let's all look to 2014 and paaaaarrrrrrrttttttyyyyyy!
Won't be taking back the skinny jeans I bought the other weekend (before I thought I was pg).
Ahhh Ginger I'm sorry.
But let's hope for some April baby showers! Go out, have Brie, pâté, tequila and go on a roller coaster! Cause soon enough we'll not be allowed such frivolity!
Friday night chink of drinks glasses to you all.
little chef job, 20 hours start week tomorrow and can somebody please send the witch to visit me, i know that sounds wrong considering the thread we are on, but due to new job and increasing addled brain from dp/b i think that the best option would be that i let her visit and then hopefully she will miss out visiting one of you all
Great news about the job metimeat. Think you are in good company for the witch to visit. That said, there is something called "sod's law". We are now waiting your news.
metime - great news about the job and yes, hope the witch visits you soon!
ginger and minion - I'm liking the Friday night drinks idea!! Although my DP has a female friend who is driving me INSANE and I've just found out that she's also gatecrashing our night out tonight..... I was envisaging some nice drinks at a pub, maybe a bit of dinner, but turns out no, she wants to come too so we have to go to the manky local. I am sooooo annoyed but what can I say?! Have yet to find a way of saying I don't want her to go without sounding like a horrible jealous cow.....
Sitting here with my phone switched off so he can't phone me and ask me to pick her up. Childish I know but I'm having to spend the time calming down!
Happy Friday to you all and I hope you enjoy the wine (and tequila!)
Ruby I would be a jealous cow if my DH invited a female friend on all our (rare) evenings out. I don't blame you! Have you got a nice male friend you could invite as well to pair her off with?
Saturday in my house means a lie in for DH while me and DD watch Disney movies and eat nutella on toast, while putting off doing the housework and Tesco's, then probably a bit of baking this afternoon and maybe a trip to the park... We are boring! What does Saturday mean to you?
cd 30 no sign of any visitors...last month had 31 cds.
Dispite His odd chat
waffling i think he would be over the moon if i had got pg, in his words he doesnt like change personally i think he is scared of changes in life, due to never leaving home, never having worried about money, never left the company he works with in past 25years. so i just think he has dipped in and out of life but never truly experienced it?! I would be ecstatic if i found out i was pg. and i know that we would face it together, another of his previous wafflings was if i did get pg he would commit to the child for the rest of his life irrelevant of if we were a couple. he is a sturdy bloke to be with and there is alot of love within our little family unit
ruby saturdays without dp/b means a trip to the park, shopping, visiting my mum and taking dd for a walk to see her Favorite horses at some local stables, she adores them!! then its tea housework and bedtime routine. Saturdays with dp/b means trip to the following shops... local farm cos his mum send him for fruit n veg there, round the lane for a trip to the petshop in garden centre for fish, turtle, hamster supplies between the pair of us, morrisons or the like for fags for his mum, catfood for my ever eating cat, top up of bits for also my ever eating dc. take dd to park and also feed ducks, teatime and bedtime routine. so we too are boring its just normal family life i think though.
I seem to have hit a snag in the baby dancing department.
So this morning I was due to go abroad with work, after an eventful day I'm back home in my pjs after my flight was changed. Which is great, except him indoors didn't want to be stuck here on his own for the weekend, so he packed a bag and scooted off to his 'rents till tomorrow... Another day wasted, Gah!
And the witch has managed to make a reappearance, I reckon she left something in her room, I suspect her knickers in a twist. Ghastly wench!
Ive today, had an epiphany!
Since going on the pill at 15 ive come to the conclusion that I didn't have a sex drive! That I was destined to become one of those women who had sex out of duty, or to procreate! Well, I'll tell you now, im never going back on it! Ever!
Ive discovered the evil little pill was killing every little feeling I had.
So aside from trying for a rugrat, I am now having sex for fun!
This month will fly by if it keeps going like this!
Sorry if tmi!
Lol at Minion!
CD 4 here, few more days and we will be trying for a January 2014 baby. Thinking I might try temping again as I wish I could be sure that I actually ovulate, but I've never been certain (had day 2 and 21 tests in the autumn, no ovulation!) though I do get EWCM... Seems today is the day for TMI!
minion - you go girl!! Enjoy my OH was shattered this morning so no DTD for us - think he needs to get down the gym more often!
littlest - ha, none of my nice male friends would have her and I wouldn't wish her on any of them. I had a lightbulb moment on Sunday when the OH and I were at the zoo with her and her kids and I realised that other women don't actually like her, she's really a man's woman and it's nothing personal to me that she has no sense of boundaries. Now to get him to realise it too.....
On another subject, I've been trying to monitor ovulation for the very first time; noticed EWCM on Friday, got a faint positive line on the OPK Saturday and thought it would definitely be darker Sunday - then nothing. Either I missed it, I didn't ovulate or I'm a numpty who has no idea how to use these things properly!
Thik I might try the OPKs again this month. If I don't get pregnant before my birthday I will strop :-( 31 in July. Never had a single positive on one before though.
Blinkin' AF showing no signs of buggering off, 5 days she's been here now and I'm getting fed up of her. Hope she's not settling in for much longer!
Morning folk of t'interweb.
CD9 and my app tells me I'm getting closer to 'fertility week', so in the ilk of Sir David of Attenborough or countryfile we shall henceforth name this 'eggwatch'!
Managing to get my wicked way with OH when I want. Which is wonderful news as its preparing him for this week and ones hormones are already raging!
So, I've consulted a website on OVing day by day and the gist of it is...
days 8-11, egg is maturing nicely! Estrogen production is at full speed, cm should be sticky and translucent (such glamour) And temp should remain low
Which is nice, now all we do is wait....
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