Jump to content

Stalk or Be Stalked #35
All welcome


  • This topic is locked This topic is locked
119 replies to this topic

#1 Freckles

Posted 18 February 2012 - 01:15 PM

New thread time ladies. Old thread is here. original.gif

Emma


#2 Pingyrat

Posted 18 February 2012 - 01:44 PM

GOLD!!!! eexcite.gif

#3 HappyWomble

Posted 18 February 2012 - 03:56 PM

SILVER cool.gif

Edited by HappyWomble, 18 February 2012 - 03:57 PM.


#4 Dionysus

Posted 18 February 2012 - 05:33 PM


Edited by **Mel**, 08 March 2012 - 09:57 PM.


#5 btd

Posted 18 February 2012 - 08:25 PM

BRONZE

Watching Taken, happy sat night girls!

#6 CheriDeMomie

Posted 18 February 2012 - 09:22 PM

DOH!!!! I'm a bit late !!! Lol x

#7 little lion

Posted 18 February 2012 - 11:52 PM

Ladies, I need a bit of advice. Is anyone able to tell me if I ovulated? I'm worried my chart isn't that accurate due to different waking times (my body clock wakes me too early sometimes) and sometimes I sleep with my mouth open. I'm trying to learn how to analyze the graph but maths and science aren't my strong points!

If you have an anovulatory cycle, can you still get positive OPKs and tender breasts in the 2ww? And does fertility friend ever 'tell' you you didn't ovulate. Or does it just whack the egg icon on a day according to your OPK reading, even if your temp doesnt prove ovulation occurred?

#8 CheriDeMomie

Posted 19 February 2012 - 07:16 AM

LittleLion, i'd say you ovulated day 14/15 based on the temp drop then high spike ... I VJ temp - no chance of getting it wrong. Also, you can temp adjust, so take your temp then use the temp adjust button under Data, this will make your chart a little more accurate x

#9 caroldiem

Posted 19 February 2012 - 08:49 AM

Quick question u can't adjust your temps if u wake up at different times unless your a VIP member is that correct??? I am not a VIP member sad.gif

little lion - Could have been day 14 but hard to say because can't see day 17 temp? to be sure you O'd you need to have higher temps 3 days in a row

Edited by caroldiem, 19 February 2012 - 08:51 AM.


#10 little lion

Posted 19 February 2012 - 09:50 AM

Thanks Cheri and carol. original.gif I will muck around with ff today to learn a bit more.

#11 Pingyrat

Posted 19 February 2012 - 10:20 AM

Thank you for the hug and the kind words caroldiem. I struggle with the fact that some women just sniff and fall pregnant, they will probably never know what other women go through. You are right about about not doing IVF until I feel ready. The trouble is I don't think I will ever be truly ready sad.gif

As for your question, you can manually temp correct by adding 0.11 for each hour you temp early and subtracting 0.11 for each hour you temp late. It certainly takes the pressure off  original.gif

little lion - I would also say CD14 just from your OPK. FF hasn't called it because it's confused with the erratic temps. Temp correcting should sort it out. Definitely consider vjj temping, it is soooo much more accurate and be aware that having a crappy night sleep or not sleeping for a solid three hours prior to temping can cause inaccurate (usually elevated) temps.

#12 HappyWomble

Posted 19 February 2012 - 01:23 PM

little lion - while your average temp is gradually getting higher, until we see a temp-corrected chart, i'm inclined to think that maybe you haven't Od yet. Your body can gear up to O a few times before actually Oing, and sometimes you get an anovulatory cycle. That's all pretty normal and healthy too, particularly if you're a bit stressed at the moment. And sometimes just tracking your cycle for the first time is enough to stress you out wink.gif . While it sucks, just use this month to get the hang of charting. Having said all that, you'll probably be UTD by the end of your cycle wink.gif

#13 emski72

Posted 19 February 2012 - 03:19 PM

Hi Pingy

good to see you around - the FS meeting went well - my AMH score is 10 which is ok for my age (almost 40) and DP's sperm are all good so it's onto IVF just due to my age factor - that and I'm sick of faffing around when DP has to go overseas. I'll  be starting in April so have one more shot at a natural cycle... here's hoping!

I feel ready for it - not so ready to give up the wine and coffee though... but I guess I'll have to do that when I'm preggers anyway.

We are getting married in May and it's my 40th in March so I'll be sober on some pretty big life milestones...

#14 Pingyrat

Posted 19 February 2012 - 06:55 PM

Em - I'll be ph34r.gif and keeping my fingers tightly crossed for your last natural cycle. If all else fails, we can be IVF buddies. Why are you not starting until April? Not that it's a bad idea, my meltdown was due to it all happening too quickly. At least you'll have the chance to suss it all out.

My FS didn't test my AMH. He never suggested it but did say that he could see from an ultrasound that I have a good egg reserve!?  huh.gif

I know what you mean too about DH being away. Mine goes away regularly and it's such a juggle.

Congrats on the approaching wedding. If you're lucky the wedding and your 40th will fall at a time in your cycle when you can drink. My FS says not to drink in the tww but encourages you to have a life otherwise  biggrin.gif

#15 emski72

Posted 19 February 2012 - 07:29 PM

Hey Pingy,

sorry I start in March... getting my months mixed up!

My fertility nurse said that I shouldn't drink at all during the process ... or have coffee *sigh* I guess if we're putting my body through all of this I'll do as I'm told for the best possible chance.  I think they all have their own processes these FS's...

Are you starting IVF or just thinking about it at this stage... where in Aus are you? I'm in Melb going to City Fertility Clinic.

Em x

#16 Pingyrat

Posted 19 February 2012 - 09:46 PM

QUOTE (emski72 @ 19/02/2012, 08:29 PM)
14324617[/url]']

Are you starting IVF or just thinking about it at this stage... where in Aus are you? I'm in Melb going to City Fertility Clinic.

Em x


Hey Em, we actually had our appointment with the Nurse three weeks ago and were due to start that day but we decided to delay it for a month and did IUI in the meantime. So, technically, if I'm not UTD, I will be starting at the end of this week. I'm really in two minds though....wondering whether to do one more IUI and then definitely IVF the next cycle if no luck. I'd be ecstatic if I didn't have to do IVF but IUI isn't meant to be very successful and at 42, I really shouldn't be wasting time  shrug.gif  I'm in Hobart. There's only one clinic here but is has a good reputation.



#17 caroldiem

Posted 19 February 2012 - 09:55 PM

pingyrat -  bbighug.gif My DH has ruled out IVF for us he won't do it where not at that stage but he said if we couldn't do it on our own then it just wasn't meant to be. truth is i probably couldn't go through it all those injections, hormones etc i couldn't cope. I hope whatever you do brings you a baby everyone deserves to be a mum and I mean sometimes you have to sacrifice things and bite the bullet to get that, take a risk....

#18 Pingyrat

Posted 19 February 2012 - 10:41 PM

Hey caroldiem original.gif

Your DH's philosophy sounds exactly the same as mine....when I had other options! I was always anti IVF but then, I never thought I'd have to go down that path. That's part of my problem with it now and like you, injecting myself with hormones freaks me out ffear.gif I don't want to do IVF but I don't want to get to a stage where it's too late and I regret not doing it. Like I said to Em, at 42, I can't waste time  wwhistle.gif




#19 Iliketoflounce

Posted 20 February 2012 - 08:00 AM

just wondering if someone can have a look at my chart i had a really dark opk yesterday and think i ovulated on the weekend original.gif

#20 clm1982

Posted 20 February 2012 - 10:32 AM

Hi Ladies

Can i join, ive been stalking for a while but never posted.

Nadia - Im thinking maybe O is today or tomorrow, your temp rise is not high enough yet? Get busy!!!

Can everyone have a look at my chart, my temps have been great and stable but the last 2 days have dipped heaps im thinking O is close but anyone had any low pre-o temps like this before? My motto this month is to BD every 2 days plus more once i get the +OPK which i havent got yet (its getting darker though just not positive yet). I dont usually O until CD18-19 but im taking Vitex to try and improve this cos my LP is only 9-10 days.

#21 LiseJane

Posted 20 February 2012 - 08:11 PM

Hello lovely ladies, I have been a bit quiet this last week while sitting through my 2WW but now it looks like my stay with you might be a short one as I got a lovely  BFP.gif this afternoon at 10dpo!!  biggrin.gif
Here it is...


I'm really quite suprised that it's happened after a late ovulation and a few weird temps this month, but I'm so excited at the same time... although I still don't want to get too ahead of myself as I don't have a good very track record with only 1 from 3 pregnancies progressing beyond 12 weeks. I'll give it a few days before I go to the doc to confirm with bloods because it's still quite early on, but at least things are looking good. Now for the anxious wait.......

#22 Heylee

Posted 21 February 2012 - 06:20 AM

Hi everyone, ***** CONGRATULATIONS LISEJANE*****  ddance.gif   ddance.gif  BFP.gif  ddance.gif  ddance.gif Fx for a sticky one.

IVF must be such a difficult decision to make. I've only just started my TTC journey, hopefully something I won't have to consider. Good luck to all the ladies trying. Fx  hheart.gif

#23 mel43

Posted 21 February 2012 - 08:03 AM

Congrats LiseJane!! Thats a very nice looking BFP for 10dpo tthumbs.gif

Good Luck with the AC pingy and emski. Hope you both get a BFP asap  hands.gif

AFM - still feeling very apathetic with regards to ttc. My heart has finally caught up with my brain, and there just seems no point when we have such horrible SAs. I'm expecting a pos OPK today (just use them as confirmation really, I only ever use 2 in a cycle) so we're BDing, but not holding out any hope until we get a better SA.

Oh, and I don't believe I've posted for a while, so Welcome to the newbies! Hope your stay is as short and sweet as LiseJanes original.gif

#24 Dionysus

Posted 21 February 2012 - 08:57 AM

WOW - Congrats LiseJane

Those sure are very beautiful lines!!


#25 emski72

Posted 21 February 2012 - 12:07 PM

Thanks for the well wishes - still charting this month in the hopes of getting a freebie pregnancy biggrin.gif ... but right on cue DH's office in Amsterdam is hinting he will have to go over there for two weeks in March (right when we are due to start IVF) so I am going to make him freeze a sample so I have a back up if it does come to that.

Congrats Lisejane! I didn't get to know you at all laugh.gif !  But that's a brilliant looking result.

Hope everyone else is going well

Em x


2 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 2 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Win a Mountain Buggy Swift

To celebrate Essential Baby reaching half a million Facebook fans, we have a Mountain Buggy Swift to giveaway to a lucky fan.

Shopping with kids: breaking the pester-power cycle

You're out shopping with your little one and they're incessantly whining that they want a treat. It's easy to say no ... the first time, at least.

eBay jacket may hold clue to murdered girl's identity

A jacket similar to the one found with the remains of a brutally murdered little girl in South Australia has been identified on eBay.

New mum forced back to work early due to paid parental leave 'technicality'

Shelley Parker had to keep driving buses until the date her baby was due and will have to rush back to work at the end of this week after being denied paid parental leave on a "technicality".

Pregnant Amanda Palmer poses naked for book drive

It has to be the most original way ever of promoting a children's book donation day.

The conception dilemma facing many parents today

Some parents who conceived through a sperm donor will be wary of telling the child, while others prefer to deal with it early on. But recent research suggests it makes little difference either way.

The wedding photo the bridesmaid would rather forget

We've probably all seen a passed-out bridesmaid at one wedding or another, but it usually happens towards the end of the night.

Pregnant TV meteorologist takes on haters

Pregnant TV meteorologist Katie Fehlinger has hit back at haters who called her a "sausage in casing".

Honest words from first-time mums

I didn't want to say anything negative to my pregnant friend, but I wish I'd been more honest.

Adorable baby experiences rain for the first time, couldn't be happier

Harper had seen rain from the comfort of indoors before, but had never had the pleasure of being outside and experiencing it first hand.

What it's really like to start a family in your fifties

Many people suppose that it must be much more tiring to have a baby in middle age, but all the mothers in the playground look exhausted, whatever their age.

'Biggest hypocrite ever': Josh Duggar admits to Ashley Madison account

An American reality TV star has been busted with a cheating website account, according to US media.

Long recovery ahead for girl hit by car weeks after baby brother's death

A little girl is more alert and starting to talk after being hit by a car a week ago, but still faces a long recovery.

How to react when a toddler lies

Q: My almost-3-year-old is starting to figure out that he can lie when asked if he ripped the book, threw the food, hit his brother, etc. Totally normal, I know. How do we respond?

The circular experience of a Centrelink client

A mum-to-be experiences the frustration of dealing with Centrelink, myGov and everything in between.

Kelly Clarkson announces live on stage: 'I'm pregnant!'

Singer Kelly Clarkson has announced she is pregnant with her second child during a concert in Los Angeles.

Hack

How to search the leaked Ashley Madison data

At least three sites are republishing Ashley Madison's user data on the public-facing internet.

Mum dances her way through labour

There are a fair few ways to distract yourself and beat pains while in labour, but it's probably a rare woman who chooses her dance her way through it.

'Rest in peace, my little lion': premmie baby Jacob passes away

Baby Jacob, whose photo of him born at just 27 weeks was deemed 'too graphic' for a fundraising site, has died.

Mum killed three young sons 'to help her daughter', prosecutor says

Niall Pilkington's death last summer apparently raised little alarm in Bellefontaine, Ohio. Tragic accidents happen, after all.

Shorter women have shorter pregnancies: study

When a group of researchers studied nearly 3500 mothers and their babies, they noticed a curious pattern.

Get your FREE Baby & Toddler Show ticket!

Get your free ticket to the Sydney Essential Baby & Toddler Show for September 25-27 - register online now.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

The worst 20 minutes of my life

Thirty seconds was all it took to turn a shopping trip into my worst nightmare.

Top baby names for England and Wales in 2014

George has overtaken William in the official rankings of most popular British baby names - and Game of Thrones is still having an impact on parents.

Baseball or baby? Dad's tough choice

What's more important, a baby or a baseball? That's a question this dad seems to struggle with.

Childbirth choices: five star or free?

It's not often you hear the words labour and luxury in the same sentence but for some, a 5-star start to parenthood is exactly what they seek. And with a number of private hospitals now offering packages which include a post-birth stay at a sumptuous first class resort, many mums are choosing to recover in style.

'Where did your boobies go, Mummy?' and other soul-destroying comments from kids

Most women carry a smidge of baby weight after giving birth. If you're lucky enough to have an older child in the house, they can keep you on track with your weight loss goals.

Do you read me, baby?

Is it too soon to be reading to my two-month-old son? If not, what should I read?

Minimising sibling rivalry when you've got a baby

Sibling rivalry is an act of competition, but if your children feel involved and special, this type of jealousy will be minimised.

Will studying on maternity leave take you away from your most important job?

I remember when I was trying to decide if I could combine motherhood and furthering my university education.

Win a Pacapod this Father's Day

To celebrate dads and families, we are giving away a Picos Pack from Pacapod Australia filled with a few extra goodies ENTER NOW

Preschooler hit by car shortly after baby brother's death

A mother has had a frantic race to the hospital after her daughter was hit by a car, just four weeks after her infant son died.

Gay couple and Thai surrogate in custody tug-of-war

A six-month-old baby girl is trapped in the Thai capital in a bitter custody wrangle between her Thai surrogate mother and her biological father.

Couple denied IVF over parenting concerns

A mother of six has been denied access to IVF treatment in order to have another child over concerns about her parenting skills.

The book that promises to put your children to sleep

Exhausted parents from around the world are singing the praises of a "miracle" book which promises to put even the most restless child to sleep in just minutes.

5 things every parent who feels guilty needs to know

Parenthood can make you feel bad, but you're not alone.

Royals criticise 'dangerous' attempts to photograph Prince George

The British royal family criticized paparazzi on Friday for what it called their increasingly dangerous attempts to photograph young Prince George.

'No jab, no play' rule to cover Victorian kindergartens and childcare centres

"Anti-vaxxers" face not being able to send their children to childcare centres or kindergarten if they refuse to have them immunised.

15,000 birthing kits on their way to developing countries

Giving birth in a hospital surrounded by medical experts is tough enough, but some women deliver babies without a clean sheet to lie on.

Photo of premmie 'too graphic', fundraising site says

When their son Jacob was born at just 27 weeks, Christina and Jeff Hinks were thrown into an uncertain world.

The latest Bugaboo collections: cool chevron and runner prams

Bugaboo sure likes to keep things fresh, and with the Australian spring/summer season coming up, there are two new Bugaboo pram releases.

Making room for two in the bed

Mum's room or their own room? Cot or bassinets? Deciding where twins will sleep can be tricky.

 

FREE TICKET

See Hi-5 LIVE in Sydney!

Get your free ticket to The Essential Baby & Toddler Show and save $20 - register online now!

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.