December TTC

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

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    Your period does change as you age because your hormones change even before perimenopause/menopause, but the reason you can't find anything definitive about how it changes is it depends on many factors specific to each woman.  Hormones are tricky things, very fickle.  I don't think that shorter periods is any indication of a change in fertility, but you can talk to your doctor about anything that is new for you.
     
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    I've been taking my vitamins at night just before bed, and its working!  Thanks for the tips ladies I don't know why I wouldn't have thought to try that before, but it never crossed my mind that the time of day would make such a difference.
     
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    Thanks, clc!
     
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    IPW & Co. - When I went to a Fertility Specialist (FCofNE) before conceiving DD, they said as long as you had a period on a consistent schedule you were fine. By 37, I also felt like my period changed, shorter cycles and lighter, shorter periods but was assured they did not indicate a lack of fertility in and of itself.

    HTH.
     
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    I asked about this at my GYN appointment yesterday, too, because my cycles suddenly (the last two, anyway) got very long, in the 40-45 day range.  She said it could be anything and not necessarily perimenopause (I'll be 40 next month, but my mom and grandmother were very late to go into menopause, and it runs in families) or an indication of lesser fertility.  I have paperwork to get bloodwork done, but I haven't done it yet.
     
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    Hi Ladies!!
    Just hopped on to see how everyone is doing in TTC land. I'm obviously not TTCing (instead I'm divorcing, but that's beside the point!), but I miss you guys!
    I work in prenatal medicine and just wanted to let you know that I often recommend 2 of the Flinstones in place of PNVs if you can't tolerate the PNVs. Also, taking it before bed is something I often recommend, so glad to hear that it's working for some of you!
    Also, super short periods are normal. I've been on Birth Control since I was 14 (so, 17 years or so) and my periods have always been super short. Like, we're talking, a day. Even when I went off for TTC, my period was still only 2 days or so. It's normal, and most changes are normal.
    I'm sorry for the losses that you all have experienced, and I'm glad to hear about some of the successes! Good luck to everyone, I'll keep praying for you!
     
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    Hey, katel, so good to hear from you!  How is the process going?  I hope things are going your way; you deserve the best outcome.
     
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    Katel, I miss you too and it's great to hear for you.  I hope your divorce is quick and painless.  I truly hope you get all of your deepest desires in the near future.  Thinking of you always.  How is the pup doing?
     
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    Katel, thanks for chiming in. I hope the divorce is going smoothly.

    Had a little bit of a disappointing morning. I had PRK surgery in November to correct my vision (similar to Lasik). It looks like I'm going to need more surgery on my right eye. I have another appointment in 3 weeks to determine for sure, but that's at least the way it looks right now. I'm bummed because it looks like we're going to have to put TTC off for a few more months. I guess it's not a huge deal, but you know when you get yourself psyched up for something? I'm just disappointed. My doctor said there's a chance that my vision will improve in the next few weeks but I'm not overly hopeful. 
     
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    I'm in the 2WW now.  Which means that right around Christmas is when I'll be testing and/or getting AF...great way to get into the Christmas spirit! 

    I have a little angst about that...I got my first BFP on Dec 23, 2009, which ended in a miscarriage about a month later...whether it's positive or negative this month, I'm sure some I'll be right back there in my head.  Even though I have a healthy, happy 13 month old now, I still definitely mourn the loss of that other baby who could have been.   

    Also, as much as I'm excited to be TTC again, I'm also more than a little nervous about what it would mean to have two kids under 2! 
     
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    Hey RI- I'm so sorry for your 09 loss and am sending you positive vibes for Christmas 2011.

    We are almost on the same schedule, I'm due for AF on 1/1/2012 but hopefully it won't show up!
     
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    Thanks...I've got my fingers crossed for us both! 

    The weird part about a miscarriage - especially one on the early side - is that most of the world doesn't even know you've gone through it.  My close family (parents, sister) does, and a group of close friends, but that's it.  So it's even harder because the occasions of sadness (for me, it's been the anniversary of the miscarriage and the mid-August time when that baby would have been due) are so private. 

    I digress...this board is about hope for each month ahead! 
     
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    The "Trying" in TTC implies it's not all about success and joy; otherwise, it would be CAGB (Conceive and Give Birth).  Share away, and best wishes, luv!
     
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    Wolf, 1/1/12 is also when I WON'T be getting my AF :-)  Currently trying to ensure that!
     
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    Luv, just had to post that I always remember clearly that we got our BFPs the same day in 2009, and I do remember and think of your loss in Jan 09. We were due days apart, and when I saw your posts this August it reminded me it was not a happy, easy day for everyone. 

    I am so happy you have your DD and love to see your updates, but I do almost always think of your other baby too. 


     
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    I guess I'm off schedule with the rest of you. Good luck during the 2ww to all! Hope you get bfp's for the new year!!
    I am waiting for AF either today or tomorrow. I thought it was coming yesterday because my temp went down and had normal AF symptoms but not yet. Does anyone else temp? How long after it drops for AF to arrive?
    Kar did you get your results from the doctor? I hope it's all good news.
     
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    Cici- I've noticed mine comes about 1 day after the low temp. So I get the low temp on Saturday 8AM let's say, and AF comes on Sunday...at some point. However, that's just my experience in the last two months.

    OPK question- I got a positive LH surge indicated tonight.  What is the potential window for O'ing?  I've seen pretty varied ranges. 
     
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    MissWolff, 24 to 36 hours I believe.  So get busy!
     
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    My ovulation strips said 24 - 48 hours.

    However, sperm lives a long time, up to 4 or 5 days (and eggs only 12 - 24 hours).  Since there's no way to tell if you'll ovulate closer to 24 hours later or 48 hours later, you have a better chance of getting pregnant if you have sex on the earlier side of the window.  Sperm can live through the whole 24-48 hour post-surge window, but eggs cannot.  If you ovulate around 24 hours after the surge but have sex 48 hours after the surge, your egg will be dead by then.  You get the most coverage of that window by having sex at the beginning of it.  Of course, you could just have sex two days in a row and cover it that way, too.
     
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    luvRI--I'm very sorry to hear about your previous loss.  I agree with you about what you describe--there is something tricky about the privacy of this sort of loss.  I sometimes also need to remind myself that my feeling of loss is real and legitimate even if it is not publicly acknowledged. (Not that I wish the whole world knew about it--indeed I am thankful that we were waiting for that 2nd tri threshold to spread the news beyond a few people since my mc was at 12 weeks.)

    Good luck to you ladies who are waiting for some christmas or new year's news!  Fingers crossed.

    Cici i'm just a couple days behind you, waiting to see what the weekend brings.  I don't temp, so can't help with that part.  
     
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    Thanks tomarra and kar!
     
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    You're welcome - GL, MW!

    cici, thanks for asking, but I haven't gone back to Worcester to get blood drawn yet.  I'll probably go Monday when I'm in town for something else, anyway.
     
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    THanks, ML!  That's one of the reasons these boards have been so great...we actually do and can share those things that we might not be telling the rest of the world. 

    And Siena, yes, it is a real loss, and it changes but it doesn't go away.  Another time it hit was when I had my first OB app't for my DD, when on all the paperwork I had to write it was my second pregnancy. 

    This whole TTC thing is such an emotional rollercoaster! 
     
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    RI sorry about your early mc. It is so weird to deal with when no one else really knows. Even though I only had a chemical pregnancy, given the timing with my dad's illness I didn't even tell anyone in my family. It was really difficult when my sister was around for the funeral and pressuring DH and me about when we are going to have kids. I agree that it's so nice to have a place to talk about it, like an anonymous support group!
     
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    Well I'm out for this round--no dice.  Wish the rest of you have some better luck!  I realized today it has been 6 months since this process was begun. Between the debilitating pain and irritating breakouts, AF feels like my body is physically assaulting me--kind of adds insult to injury at this point. One day I will be back on BCP with a new and greater appreciation for the suffering they were saving me from all these years. Those are miracle pills--I would take them while TTC if I could.  I'm laughing at myself at how little sense that last sentence made.  :P
     
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