TTC and considering

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  1. fantasynerd

    fantasynerd Extra Extra

    I gave up on temping because it was a PITA and I worried too much about whether I was doing it “right.” It didn’t help that the main 2 times I tried were during spring break and summer, when my schedule is a lot more variable.

    In terms of your mental health, the balance between doing stuff to try to control it and just going with the flow is different for everyone. What felt right for me was tracking my cycle length and using OPKs. But if it had taken me more than 6 cycles I’d probably have tried temping again.
     
  2. OhFFS

    OhFFS Chicken

    What!? :tmyk:
     
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  3. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    It’s more consistent, esp if you’re a mouth breather. (I sometimes am but I did not do that, too lazy.)
     
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  4. OhFFS

    OhFFS Chicken

    That makes sense to me, which is why I thought that in the first place. I have to go have words with my friends now lol
     
  5. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    We had a fertility clinic appointment today.

    IVF and screening embryos for alpha-1 were discussed pretty in-depth. It became clear to me that rooster was leaning towards this option and the doctor was running with it. Rooster was also anxious af, to an extent I don’t think either of us had realized prior.

    Finally I chimed in that I’d rather have preliminary tests done first to see why I wasn’t getting pregnant, and then evaluate options from there. Tbh, I think if we hit the point where IVF is our best option, I’m not sure I want to go through with it. I think I’d be happy with just Fry, who though an oops baby ended up being a miracle timing-wise. Rooster didn’t understand why if I’d be open to something like IUI I wouldn’t want to take the extra IVF steps with screening to ensure optimal baby health. Which I get and he’s not pushing me into anything, but I’m also annoyed that he’s getting a bit sanctimonious about risk when all he has to do is jack off into a cup.

    So, anyways, the plan is to do tests. Check in on rooster’s swimmers, they’ll check in on all my goods when I hit my period.

    The irony here is that I’m ovulating like, today. It would be pretty funny if I get pregnant + or - a day from the fertility appointment.

    Btw, I had no idea that when a woman ovulates, about 500 eggs
    are contenders until there’s a Chosen One. That’s pretty crazy.
     
  6. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    I know you know this but in case you need to hear from someone else: you get to draw the line wherever you feel comfortable, physically and emotionally.
     
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  7. Fitz

    Fitz Leslie Knope Monster

    YUP.
     
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  8. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    Well, it looks like this month is another no-go. I started getting almost euphorically nesty and in super clean freak mode the last couple days, which is unusual for me. I tested negative. So my period should happen soon and then it will be testing time to see why I’m not getting pregnant.
     
  9. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    Sorry friend, I hope you get some answers soon.
     
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  10. calicat

    calicat Chicken

    Ugh sorry @Afishwish - I'm also out, but mostly by choice. We have our final follow up on 10/14 for the (hopefully) all-clear on the scar tissue.

    <3
     
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  11. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

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  12. fantasynerd

    fantasynerd Extra Extra

    Sorry Fish and Cali, I hope you get respectively answers and the all-clear soon <3
     
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  13. scotchbutter

    scotchbutter Chicken

    Good luck buddies! I hope these next couple of appointments help and things work out very soon <3
     
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  14. Fitz

    Fitz Leslie Knope Monster

    Sending you both love and hope, Fish and Cali.
     
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  15. calicat

    calicat Chicken

    Gagged at my desk this morning. We have only had sex once this month so I doubt I'm pregnant, but I'm gonna take a test when I get home just to be sure. Period is due in two days so if by some miracle we did it, I should know by then right?
     
  16. megatron

    megatron Wordsmith

    Yes, usually by your expected period date there’s a positive if you are pregnant. Fingers crossed this is it! <3
     
  17. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    Yes you should def go buy a 3-pack and test every day until then.
     
  18. Kimmers

    Kimmers Chicken

    This was posted 3 hours ago. Where is the first pee stick photo?!
     
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  19. moose

    moose RINGWORM GIRL :(

    EXCUSE ME are you home????
     
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  20. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    WE NEED ANSWERS
     
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  21. calicat

    calicat Chicken

    Apparently it was a period symptom because I just got my period.

    It's fiiiiine. We only did it once when it counted and I didn't have high hopes. It's fiiiiine.
     
  22. moose

    moose RINGWORM GIRL :(

    So sorry Cali :sad:
     
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  23. fantasynerd

    fantasynerd Extra Extra

  24. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    Ugh I’m sorry. What a mindfuck.
     
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  25. Fitz

    Fitz Leslie Knope Monster

    Ugh I'm sorry Cali. The mindfucks are the worst.
     
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