August TTC

  1. You have chosen to ignore posts from Scorpio75. Show Scorpio75's posts

    August TTC

    Day 49 two weeks late...tested again this morning BFN.  I called my doc and am waiting a call back to see if I should be concerned.  I am nervous as all get out, I know a couple that knew they were PG had the blood tests to prove it and had successive tests that saw the increasing HGC and still never got a postive.

     
  2. You have chosen to ignore posts from kargiver. Show kargiver's posts

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    Scorpio, pulling for you!  I know it was 1971 and tests weren't AS sensitive, but my mom NEVER got a BFP on a home pg test (and plenty of women did then).  And, here I am. :)
     
  3. You have chosen to ignore posts from rysmom. Show rysmom's posts

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    Pulling for you too!  Hopefully they will do a blood test for you.
     
  4. You have chosen to ignore posts from SilverFestiva. Show SilverFestiva's posts

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    Scorpio I'm pulling for you too! I really hope for whatever reason those HPTs just do'nt like your pee and you get that positive from the doc.
    :-)
     
  5. You have chosen to ignore posts from ajuly09. Show ajuly09's posts

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    Holding out for you too Scorpio.


    And Silver, congrats!! I missed all the excitement being away for the weekend. So happy for you!   

    In the 2ww here, at least, according to the opk strips..
     
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    good luck ajuly!!!
     
  7. You have chosen to ignore posts from tomarra. Show tomarra's posts

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    Good luck scorpio & ajuly!

    Day 48 for me and no sign of OV yet.  The blood work I had done a couple of week ago came back normal.  Next Monday I have to call the RE with an update on my cycle...they want to run some more blood work on day 3 of my next cycle.  So, I'm not sure if they will me giving a pill/shot next week to get my AF going or if they just draw some more blood.
     
  8. You have chosen to ignore posts from kargiver. Show kargiver's posts

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    Thought I missed O this month having forgot to test 'til day 10, but finally got a positive on day 14 (yesterday) so you can guess what our plans are tonight. ;)

    Best to those waiting!!  Scorpio, any news?
     
  9. You have chosen to ignore posts from SilverFestiva. Show SilverFestiva's posts

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    good luck, Kar! I hope this is your month.
     
  10. You have chosen to ignore posts from Scorpio75. Show Scorpio75's posts

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    Good luck Kar. The blood test said no, the doc said wait another month and let her know if things don't change.
     
  11. You have chosen to ignore posts from SilverFestiva. Show SilverFestiva's posts

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    Sorry to hear, Scorpio! i'm frustrated for you.
     
  12. You have chosen to ignore posts from kargiver. Show kargiver's posts

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    Argh, Scorpio, what a disappointment!  Sorry to hear that.  She meant wait another MONTH for AF to finally arrive and call her then?  Let's hope it doesn't take THAT long....

    Thanks for the well wishes, girls. :)
     
  13. You have chosen to ignore posts from stefani2. Show stefani2's posts

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    scorp - ugh!  do you have a history of irregular periods, or is this an anomoly?  i can't remember - do you know if you o'd already?  :(

     
  14. You have chosen to ignore posts from snapdragon79. Show snapdragon79's posts

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    Embarrassing question but could really use some help from you ladies! DH has low sex drive, and we just started TTC. We've only gotten one good try in the last 3 ovulation cycles b/c he's not in the mood, or not aroused enough to finish. We've been together many years, and most of that time have only had sex once every two weeks or so, not enough to give TTC a proper shot. I was hoping he'd find a way to increase the frequency now that we're TTC, but no luck.

    I'm in my early 30s, so it doesn't have to happen now, but I don't want to wait too long to be proactive. What's the next step? Couples therapy, doctor's visit, or both? Does Viagra help with this sort of thing if it's not psychological (though I realize it might be)?

    I should add that our relationship is really strong in other respects, and we're very loving and affectionate. Thanks!
     
  15. You have chosen to ignore posts from framerican51008. Show framerican51008's posts

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    Do you think your DH might have some issues with depression or something along those lines?  I completely understand that some people have a lower sex drive (and I'd say DH and I both fall into that category), but something about your post makes me wonder. 
    DH was excited about TTC, but there were times we had issues.  I was worried that deep down he wasn't really ready, but he assured me he was.  Do you think this might be an issue for your DH?  I think he should definitely speak to his doctor.
     
  16. You have chosen to ignore posts from snapdragon79. Show snapdragon79's posts

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    Thanks Fram. He's not depressed, but does feel self-conscious about intercourse, especially now that I need him to do it on a particular schedule. I think if there's anything psychological going on, it's related to the physiological. He gets frustrated when his body isn't working right, which then makes him more anxious about trying the next time.

    I'll have him call his doctor. Thanks.
     
  17. You have chosen to ignore posts from framerican51008. Show framerican51008's posts

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    It was hard, but I had to refrain from talking about BDing.  It worked best for us when I caught DH off guard.  I think if they have too much time to think about it, sometimes the pressure is too much!

     
  18. You have chosen to ignore posts from kargiver. Show kargiver's posts

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    snap, that sounds like far less libido than the lower end of normal, and I'd assume something medical is wrong.  Depression, diabetes, excessive stress, are a just a few things that can cause this.  As uncomfortable as it may be, you've got to bring it up and see if he is open to exploring what the cause might be, not only to TTC, but in terms of his overall healthy and underlying issues.  I wish I had more concrete advice, but this is all I've got.
     
  19. You have chosen to ignore posts from tc95. Show tc95's posts

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    Snap - I agree with the others that suggest your DH talk to his dr.  Lots of luck with that though - I don't imagine it'd be easy for any guy to do.

    I'm in a stange mood these days. I'm ok with going down the donor egg road because I know it's our only real choice (leaving adoption aside) but I can't help still getting disappointed with AF's arrival.  It's been almost 18 months since we started trying to conceive- which isn't that long really- but it's like I can't even remember a time when getting AF didn't totally depress me.  Ugh- just a down moment I guess as we're in limbo waiting for the donor process to get rolling. Once we made the decision to go that route for certain, I just want it all to happen quickly and it just doesn't work that way.

    Best of luck to everyone trying this month- let's hope for a few more BFPs like there were in July!
     
  20. You have chosen to ignore posts from ajuly09. Show ajuly09's posts

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    Snap- I think talking with his doctor is a good idea, but I also think that the couples therapy would be good too. Sounds like it is mostly psychological with him.  A pattern of anxiety around having sex can lead to low libido..or really no libido at all.  For women, if we're not aroused we can still have sex, but for men, well obviously it doesn't work that way.  His doctor may recommend that you go to counseling anyways.  There are sex therapists in the Boston area, you can google it.  
     
  21. You have chosen to ignore posts from ALF72. Show ALF72's posts

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    Snap, def have him consult his doctor. Also, try not to bring it up [no pun intended!] too much in conversation or put too much pressure on him to perform on command.  DH had a similar problem when we first started. He was no where near where it sounds like you and your DH are, though.  I stopped telling him 'it was time' and just started getting romantic and that did the trick.  Guys can psych themselves out w/ TTC just as much as we can.

    But def have him consult the dr to rule out any medical issues.  GL.

     
  22. You have chosen to ignore posts from mbg109. Show mbg109's posts

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    tc, we all totally understand your frustration-- vent away here!  It's so difficult when our bodies don't cooperate the way we want them to-- we have so little control over this process.  

    Congratulations on making your decision re: the donor egg.  I know that you considered this a while.  How long does it take to get that process started?  Good luck!  We're pulling for you!
     
  23. You have chosen to ignore posts from kargiver. Show kargiver's posts

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    I also had to just "randomly" get frisky with DH when I knew so he wouldn't psych himself out.  Now, though, he's more in tune with my cycles than I ever thought possible and reminds ME, "Isn't it baby time?"  It took about 2 years for him to put it together, though...

    We grow up thinking it will be so EASY.  I swear, I'll be more forthcoming about this process (age appropriately, of course!) if I ever end up with someone to teach.
     
  24. You have chosen to ignore posts from framerican51008. Show framerican51008's posts

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    TC, Vent away!  18 months IS a long time!  Wishing you all the best as you go down the donor road.

    I still can not believe how many people get pregnant by accident while others put in so much effort.
     
  25. You have chosen to ignore posts from kargiver. Show kargiver's posts

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    I know, I thought about that when I watched the movie about the pg pact in Gloucester (I know, lame to watch).  Promise to get pg, do it, POAS, and boom, pg.
     

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