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So my husband got nervous about actively trying to get pg when I hadn't yet finished my program. Since I finished on Thursday (yay!) we will be trying for the first time this month. I have to say that I am glad we waited the extra couple of months because I have never seen my husband acting the way he is now. It almost seems like he is more excited than I am! ... Almost... :)
So I am CD 7 now (AF just finished) so the most fertile days will fall between Christmas and New Years. I don't expect to get pregnant the first month, but I do hope that since DH will be off that week, that there will be lots of time to BD and nobody will be too tired. Fingers crossed.
On another note, my sister is pregnant! I never thought I would be an aunt because she never showed an interest in having kids. She seems extremely happy and I couldn't be happier for her and my BIL. She is due July 8th so it would be really nice to be pregnant at the same time and have some mat leave together.
Edited by: FSEAMAN at: 12/20/2011 (08:55)
Posts: 223 8/18/11 12:00 P
It's been two years since I was last on this site. I can't believe it... it went by so quickly! We stopped TTC when I went back to school, but I will be finished my nursing degree in December so we have decided to start trying again. I am beyond excited!
AF should be here any day, so it will be a clean slate to try in a few weeks!!
Posts: 223 8/20/09 8:57 P
15 DPO and although temps dropped yesterday there has only been mild spotting that seems to have stopped tonight. I'm assuming that AF will appear anytime now.
My supervisor was back on Monday so I spoke with him first thing that morning. Although it didn't go well, he is coming around. I had to argue with the Dean of Grad Studies yesterday because she was trying to force me to finish the PhD. Not happening. All of my forms are now submitted to the university to transfer into nursing, but since it is so late, I will be on a waiting list and won't find out until December whether I will start in January.
Other than that, just finishing up some things for my sister's wedding on Saturday. We made 100 caramel and white chocolate-covered apples tonight for the favours. What a process! It was fun to spend that time just the two of us though.
Posts: 223 8/15/09 7:18 A
Thank you both for your comments. I don't mind people writing here at all. I love to hear what others think!
RugbyMamma, I'm hoping the decrease in stress from changing career paths will do just like you've said. We are no longer going to be actively trying but I will not be going back on BC, so we'll see what happens!
Pretty.Stixx, thank you for sending luck this way. I will definitely need it when I talk to my supervisor on Tuesday. I told one of my supervisory committee members the other night that I am going to start nursing classes because he is also a close family friend. He knows me personally and academically so I thought it would be a good idea to start with him to gauge how the news is taken. After the initial shock, he said he was very proud of me for knowing myself well enough to know that I wasn't happy and to have the guts to change it. So that was reassuring! If he was upset about it, it wouldn't have changed my plans, but he is like a grandfather to me so I really didn't want him to be disappointed.
10 DPO today. I took my temp this morning and it was 37.06. Pre-O it is about 36.4 or 36.5, Post-O it's about 36.6 to 36.7, maybe the occasional 36.8 or 36.9 (only had 2), so this mornings was by far the highest I have ever had. Unfortunately, I haven't been taking my temps regularly, so i am not really in a position to say there is a triphasic pattern or anything. Took a test this morning out of curiosity, but it was negative. Unfortunately, since my previous charts told me that my LP was 8-9 days (which isn't true), I'm not really sure when AF is due. My sister gets married next Saturday so if AF hasn't shown up by mid-week I'll test again.
Speaking of wedding, I've gotta put some finishing touches on the wedding shower details...
Posts: 570 8/14/09 8:53 P
I hope you don't mind me writing here. I went off birth control back in February and my first period post BCP's was 42 days later! I also got spotting for 3 days before I actually had my period. The following 3 months my cycles were an average of about 35 days long, and funny enough...I got pregnant when school was finally done (I am a teacher in Winnipeg) and there was no more stress and I wasn't even counting or calculating my cycle. My husband and I just had fun having sex and did it often, and poof! I know it is so hard to relax and not think about when you are ovulating, but if you are healthy and stress-free (or don't get too stressed) it will happen for you. I honestly didn't think I was going to be pregnant when I tested at the beginning of July, and I was shocked that I was. Your baby will come when it is meant to and you will have your family soon enough. Hope this helps.
Posts: 430 8/14/09 3:35 P
Sorry for posting in your blog but WOW congrats! That takes a lot of guts, and it sounds like you'll be happier in the long run...
I'm sending you all the good luck I can !
Angel Baby (11 weeks, left for heaven Jan.4,2009)
Posts: 223 8/13/09 4:12 P
So I'm making a MAJOR career change...
I have realized over the past few months that I really don't love what I'm doing. I feel like I am dragging myself kicking and screaming through this degree. I have always had nursing in the back of my mind, so after much thought and discussion with my hubby, some family, and my best friend, I am quitting my PhD and applying to nursing.
A part of me is terrified to start something new, but at the same time, it feels so right. I miss caring for people and my personality does not fit with academia or the pressures associated with it.
My husband couldn't be happier. He said he hasn't seen me smile like this in a long time. Today, my MIL said that I had been looking gray and that I finally have some colour in my face. I just couldn't be more excited.
I still have to talk to my advisor. He is away on vacation until Monday night, so I won't get to talk to him until Tuesday. Part of me feels really badly about doing this because he will be disappointed, but I need to do what's right for me. I started the PhD because I was told that I would be really good at it, and although I know I could do it, the passion isn't there.
The program starts in January but I have to do two courses before that so that's fine. Right now there is a wait list, so I may have to wait until next January. We'll just have to wait and see!
Posts: 223 8/11/09 8:41 P
Had the most uncomfortable bloating I think I have ever had. I was in a computer lab at school while I waited for DH and actually had to undo the top two buttons of my pants! Thankfully that has passed and I feel fine.
I know it is too early to feel anything if I were PG, but I wish I could. I have tried to relax during this 2WW but I feel like I'm losing the battle. I keep checking different websites to see what some very early pregnancy symptoms are and I'm driving myself a little crazy with it, so I need to just stop it.
Again, I know I shouldn't feel anything yet, but it still makes me feel like there is nothing there and we will have to try again next month. Unfortunately, DH will be away for 8 weeks starting at the beginning of September and will only be home some weekends. If we weren't successful this time, I'm hoping the timing will work so that I O while he is home.
Posts: 223 8/10/09 8:07 A
If I didn't know better I would swear AF was coming today. I have the worst cramps! DH thinks it's just because we ate fast food yesterday for lunch, but it isn't intestinal cramping. So annoying. Normally I would take Advil, but I won't just in case...
Posts: 223 8/6/09 6:50 P
Since I'm not charting temps this month I changed my FF predictor to OPK-based and it said I O'd yesterday, but I'm pretty sure I felt ovulation pain today. I don't know what to think... or maybe I shouldn't think anything and just try to BD tonight and maybe tomorrow (if I can convince DH ).
Another friend had her baby today. A little girl named Ava. I'm happy for her, but she is one of those people that you question whether or not she is fit to be a parent. I hate to sound so judgmental, but she flat-out told my sister and I that she purposely got pregnant the first time so that her boyfriend would marry her...
Posts: 223 8/6/09 6:52 A
I don't think this will be our month after all.
We BD'd the night of the first positive OPK and then had another positive yesterday, but DH said he was really tired and he is gone all day today and most of tomorrow so he won't likely be in the mood when he gets home. :( I'm sure it's just a hormonal thing but I'm really upset about it right now.
Posts: 223 8/4/09 12:52 P
Still CD 20... I got a positive OPK!! It took less than 10 seconds maybe and the line was darker than the control. So far anniversary luck is holding true!
Just on my way out to meet a friend, but wanted to write down how excited I am.
Posts: 223 8/4/09 8:53 A
Had the beginnings of EWCM yesterday. I usually only have it for one day so I'm hoping that wasn't it. The OPK was negative so I'm holding out hope. I got suckered into being the trainer for a girls hockey camp all day yesterday (9am-8pm) and again for a couple of hours this morning. Plus, DH worked other hockey camps all day yesterday too so there was no way there would be any BDing. I'm hoping that since today is our anniversary that things will be extra lucky! I'm keeping my fingers crossed...
Posts: 223 8/3/09 7:38 A
Mom loved the room (whew!). She actually cried when she came in the room. I'm going back over today to help her hang a few things on the wall and to paint a shelf.
Tomorrow is our 2nd anniversary!! Unfortunately, DH has hockey camps almost all day. Based on CM, I should O in the next few days , so an anniversary baby would be great!
Posts: 223 8/2/09 9:43 A
Painting done... now to move everything back in. Thankfully the weather is beautiful so we were able to leave the windows open the whole time. I think it turned out really well (if I do say so myself). Now I just hope my mom likes it. She has been a little hesitant to make changes because it was stuff that my dad had done and she felt like she was erasing him a bit, but I'm glad to see that she is coming around to the idea.
Well, back to moving furniture! I hope everyone is enjoying the weekend!
Posts: 223 7/31/09 8:31 A
Just passing time until I meet my MIL for coffee. I must say that I'm pretty lucky to have such a great MIL. She doesn't come without her quirks, but don't we all? I'm very very thankful for the relationship that DH has with my mom and the relationship I have with his mom.
DH has been working hard to lose weight over the past couple of weeks and he's already down 10 lbs. How do guys do it?! I've lost 2, which is better than nothing, and more than that could work against me while TTC.
If I could lose another 5 in the next month I would be happy. I have to fit into a bridesmaid dress that is a size smaller than I ordered because another bridesmaid has no idea what size she is and ordered one that is too small. It's tough because dress sizes are usually a size smaller than what you normally would wear. So she has mine and I will wear hers. It's a little snug, but doable, so if I could lose a touch more it will be perfect.
I'm not sure what it is, but I'm feeling really positive about this month. I'm hesitant to even be typing this because I don't want to mess anything up (even though I know that's silly). I haven't even O'd yet so I don't know why I feel so good about this cycle, but I do. Maybe it's because there are so many people around me that are either pregnant or had their babies so I feel like "if they can do it so can I". I dunno. We'll just have to wait and see. Hopefully I will ov in the next 4 or 5 days.
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