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|09-4-2010 - TTC #2 Blog ♥ [year 1]
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November 17th, 2009 ♥
Got Mirena removed today, finally! I wish I had it removed sooner, I hated that thing.
December 10th, 2009 ♥
Started my first cycle after getting Mirena removed. Hopefully it won't take too long for my body to regulate itself. Only a couple more months before we start TTC!
January 10th, 2010 ♥
Started my period today, so that makes for a 31 day cycle. My fingers are crossed that next month is another 31 day cycle. That would tell me that I didn't take too long to regulate after Mirena, yay! We decided to officially start trying this month!
February 21st ♥
It's my 25th birthday today, and I'm 11 days late. Been getting BFNs all over the place. I just want AF to show up so I can keep trying. She's playing a mean trick on me, I think. I'll keep testing every few days until AF shows her face.. So much for being regular right after Mirena!
March 1st ♥
Still no Af.. I'm on CD 51 and getting pretty irritated. I've never had a cycle last so long. I think I finally ovulated a couple weeks ago, though. I thought it was AF but she never came so it must have been ovulation I was feeling. I've taken 12 tests and all BFN. Thank goodness for the Dollar Tree!
March 2nd ♥
I have never been happier to say that I finally got my period today! That was the longest.cycle.ever! I really hope this cycle doesn't play any mean tricks on me. I can deal with a 35 day cycle...but please, body, no more 51 day cycles!
March 25th ♥
I've been having some EWCM for the past couple days, so hopefully that's a good sign. I expected to ovulate a little sooner than that, but it's better than my last cycle. Been BDing for the past couple nights, so hopefully in 2 weeks or so I'll have some good news!
March 26th ♥
Been having a lot of cramping today, so I think today is definitely ovulation day. We'll see if I get AF or a BFP in a couple weeks!
April 1st ♥
I was going to put that I got a BFP as an April Fool's joke, but it would have been a mean joke to play on myself..so I'm not going to..lol. No symptoms out of the ordinary, so I'm pretty sure I'm out this month. I just feel it. That's ok, onward to the next month!
April 9th ♥
I was right, it wasn't my month. AF showed up today, but I'm actually pretty happy about it because I went from a 51 day cycle down to a 38 day cycle. I'm hoping for an even shorter one this month. I'd really love to have a regular cycle, even if that means having a 35 day cycle! I'm going to order a bunch of OPKs and tests today. Hopefully I get them in time to catch a positive OPK this month. Once I get the positive we'll BD that night, the next night, and the next night..and maybe even the next night, too.. and hopefully DH's little swimmers will catch that egg. We want to try to increase our chances for a boy, but it's so hard trying to time it all correctly, especially since ovulation can happen 12 hours or 48 hours after a positive OPK! Oh well, all we can do is try, and if my daughter ends up with a little sister, then we'll be perfectly happy anyways.
April 12th ♥
I ordered 30 OPKs and 10 HPTs from Ebay yesterday (for $1 + $4.99 shipping, go me!!) so I hope they get here before CD13, which is when I think I should start testing, since my cycles have been longer than 35 days these past few months. I'm CD4 now, so if I get them by the 21st I'll be happy. This last cycle I didn't ovulate until CD24/25, so I think starting with CD13 is a pretty safe bet. I'm feeling really hopeful this month and more prepared to catch that egg. Fingers crossed for me and everyone else TTC!
April 29th ♥
I'm on CD21 today. I've been using OPKs since CD15, and I expect a positive in the next few days, since last cycle I ovulated on CD23/24. Question for anyone reading: do you know if the Wondfo (or any brand really) OPKs can show positive in the first 10 minutes, and then get lighter again and look like a negative? I only ask because I usually dip the test, put it on the counter and walk away until later, usually much longer than 10 minutes. Should I check it from now on right at the 10 minute mark or if it's positive will it stay that way? Thanks ladies! :)
May 19th ♥
CD41 and I've used all 30 of my OKPs as of yesterday. I started my OPKs on CD13 and I have yet to see a positive. I so hope I just missed my surge and I actually did ovulate. My last few cycles have been 31, 51, 38 and currently 41 days. I do, however, feel like I'm going to ovulate soon. I've had some cramping, and my CM seems to be progressing into the EWCM. Keeping my fingers crossed that I ovulate soon or AF shows. I think next cycle we may try the every other day BD method. ;) Doctor said today that my cycles probably won't regulate until I lose some weight..*sigh*.. I hope I get a visit from the baby dust fairy soon! Otherwise, in 6 months he's putting me on Clomid. Hopefully we won't need to go down that road. :)
May 29th ♥
I'm on CD51 today (currently tied for my longest cycle..we'll see what tomorrow brings) and I think I'm 9dpo. I tested this morning and got BFN. I never got a positive OPK, but looking over my notes about cramping I had and whatnot, it looks like I may have ovulated on the 19th. We BD on the 16th and 21st, so it's not likely that we caught the egg (if I was even ovulating when I think I was!) but if I don't get AF in another week I'll test again. On a positive note, I've been doing really well with my new healthy lifestyle and have already lost 3 pounds this week! :)
June 2nd ♥
I'm SO happy to report that I'm finally on CD1!! After a very long 54 day cycle. The good news is that I think I have a very normal LP. I use mymonthlycycles.com and I always note when I cramp and whatnot. I counted back from today and exactly 14 days ago was the 19th, which was exactly when I thought I ovulated anyways..so now I'm convinced even more so than before. Which is actually a little funny because I used 30(!!) OPKS this cycle, from CD13-40, and I ovulated on CD41..heh.. On the bright side, the OPKS cost me $5, so I don't feel as bad having wasted all 30 of them. There's a good chance DH and I will be trying the every other day method this cycle. Fingers crossed!
July 10th ♥
Started AF today.. Starting to get pretty discouraged with TTC. It might be different if my cycles were even the least bit regular, but, my goodness, they're all over the place. It's so hard to know when I'm ovulating, when to BD, etc. I'm so worried that Mirena really messed me up. I guess I'll never really know for sure, though. On to next cycle!
August 11th ♥
CD33 today..randomly decided to start charting. I know it's not recommended to start in the middle of your cycle, but I thought I might as well start so I can try and get the hang of it before my next cycle starts. I hope FF can detect ovulation, though..I don't usually sleep very well, so it's not always guaranteed that I'll get a solid 3 hours of sleep before taking my temp. I guess we'll find out! I don't think I've ovulated yet, so I guess this will be a good test for FF. :)
August 18th ♥
Well it turns out I started charting my temps JUST in time! It's my 8th day temping and FF just gave me crosshairs and put me at 3dpo. That's exciting. Now to find out if my luteal phase is as normal as I think it is. :) I ovulated on day 37.
August 29th ♥
CD1! Luteal phase was 13 days..sounds good to me. :) Temping is really pretty awesome, and I SO wish I had started it much earlier! I'm feeling really hopeful for what's to come now. :)
September 24th ♥
3dpo, according to FF! CD21, not too bad! My cycles are so strange..it seems like they go from 30-something days, to 50-something, 30-something, 50-something, etc. So odd. We BD CD18, 19 and 20, so I'm really hoping we caught the egg this time!!! :)
October 1st ♥
CD34, 13dpo, temp went way down yesterday, and further down today..so I'm not very hopeful for a BFP this cycle. Temping really helps to save money, that's for sure! :) We'll see what tomorrow's temp does, but I think I already know the answer to that..
October 3rd ♥
CD1..again..Getting pretty sick of AF cycle after cycle, but really trying to stay positive. Not much to report..still temping, still love it. :)
November 6th ♥
CD35, no sign of ovulation yet..so frustrating. Back in May my doctor told me if I'm not pregnant by November to go see him and we'd see about putting me on Clomid, but I think I'm going to hold off until January if I don't have my BFP by then, since it will have been 1 year at that point (holy crap!!)..I'll update when I finally ovulate.
November 25th ♥
CD54, 3dpo..yeah..didn't ovulate until CD51 this cycle. How annoying. No chance for BFP this cycle since there was no BDing anywhere near ovulation. Really disappointed and feel like we wasted 4 or 5 weeks of BDing, only to miss the week of ovulation. In other news, my sister is pregnant. I'd say I'm happy for her, but it was a complete accident. In fact, she's repeatedly told me how crazy I am for wanting another child (she has one daughter that is 1 month younger than mine) and how she's happy with 1 and doesn't want anymore. Not to mention her and her crappy husband are going through a possible divorce, and she is in NO position to raise 2 kids on her own in a 1 bedroom apartment with nothing financially other than goverment help..it's just a mess. Sometimes life is just so unfair, isn't it?
December 4th ♥
CD1..no surprise, since there was zero chance of pregnancy this past cycle. Not much else to say..will update when I ovulate. Hope you're all ready for the holidays!
December 22nd ♥
So..holy crap, I've already ovulated!! Ovulation on CD16!!! 3dpo, CD19 today. I'm so incredibly excited. BD timing was awesome, and I had loads of EWCM to help those little spermies along. I'm feeling really positive about this cycle. :)
December 24th ♥
FF moved my ovulation today..I was 5dpo, now I'm 3dpo again..because of .01 degree..so I guess there's still a chance I'm 5dpo..who knows. Either way, I'm completely thrilled to have ovulated already. It's SO exciting for me! Merry Christmas Eve!!! :)
December 30th ♥
Was feeling really unusually hopeful this cycle...maybe because if I don't get pregnant this cycle my doctor is expecting to see me before day 21 of my next cycle so we can start doing tests and trying to get some answers and regulating my cycle..which means Clomid..I'm pretty terrified actually. I did not want to have to "go there", ya know? So I was just really feeling like this cycle was IT! I ovulated the earliest I have since starting to TTC in January 2010, I had fantastic EWCM (I usually have a day or 2 of it, but this cycle was lots more of it than normal), and our timing was great..I just thought there's no way we missed the egg this time. But now I'm 9dpo and not feeling quite as hopeful for some reason. I think reality is setting in that I need help getting pregnant, and that makes me incredibly depressed. I know I haven't been TTC as long as some of you, so I apologize if I seem insensitive..I just really didn't want it to get to this point (who does?)..I won't be testing until 16dpo, since my longest luteal phase so far has been 14 days..I just don't see a point in testing early when my temps will tell me all I need to know. It'll either start to drop 12-13dpo, or it won't..if it doesn't, then I'll feel hopeful again. If it does..I'll make the appt with my doctor. Wish me luck ladies, and tons of baby dust to everyone else TTC as well!!
January 2nd 2011 ♥
Well, I was right to lose hope like I did a few days ago..my temp absolutely plummeted today (more than it ever has!) and I started spotting, which pretty quickly led to AF, so CD1 for me..again... I'm pretty much devastated. It's getting to me more than it has before because this cycle marks 1 year TTC, and also marks the beginning of doctors appointments and testing and all that stuff. I"ll call my doctor tomorrow to make the appointment. Baby dust to the rest of you lovely ladies TTC! :)
6 Comments on TTC #2 Blog ♥ [year 1]Ilovechaitea
- Saturday, 29 May Yay about the weight loss!! mfbrown
- Thursday, 29 Apr Wish I could help but I'm not familiar with that brand of opk! DiandClover
- Thursday, 29 Apr Wondfo are a great OPK, I used them for a cycle about 6 months ago. When the OPK is truly positive, it will stay dark after it is dry, however, it might fade a shade or two especially after a few hours. I suggest you look at ten minutes just in case your OPK hits positive and fades a touch. Good luck! mfbrown
- Friday, 9 Apr Sounds like you will be totally prepared for this cycle coming up!! :0) Good luck and BD your heart out! :0) Midwest
- Friday, 9 Apr So sorry AF showed, but it sounds like your cycle is getting better and better! Hope this next cycle is the one for you! MummytoHarrison
- Friday, 9 Apr Hopefully your cycle will become more regular which will help your planning - fingers crossed for you for next month!