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Old Feb 18th, 2014, 14:15 PM   21
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It'll be 6 cycles on Clomid, and the side effects are really starting to ramp up on me. My PMS is worse, my mood swings are crazy, and my cramps are awful. I think my body needs a break from those meds for awhile.

That, and after last month when my daughter, husband and I all had the flu, it was MISERABLE. We struggled just to make it through each day, and both of us just kept thinking about how much harder it'll be with 2 kids. I think it freaked us out a little bit! So we decided just to go through cycle #6 and hope for the best - but if it doesn't work, try again around the time DD turns 2. A break from the obsessing and temping will be nice too

Long cycles suck. 28-day cycles mean 13 chances to conceive in a 12-month period. 32-day cycles mean 11 chances. Not fair!!! (I know, I'm whiny, LOL).



 
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Old Feb 18th, 2014, 14:58 PM   22
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Oh I see. Will you not ovulate once you stop taking it? Maybe you'll conceive naturally once you're on your break from the clomid.

Sometimes I think about how hard it will be with two, but I want to be pregnant so much!

Good luck for this cycle, lets keep each other company!! I can't wait for af to go. The bleeding has stopped now, just a hideous brown discharge (sorry, tmi!!). I like the dtd stage best



 
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Old Feb 19th, 2014, 09:20 AM   23
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No, I don't ovulate without Clomid. At least, not regularly or to where I could even track it. My body gears up for O and I sometimes even got positive OPKs, but my body doesn't release the egg. Every now and then it will, but it's impossible to tell! We do plan on NTNP when we're on our break. My mom had PCOS as well and used Clomid to conceive my older brother, me, and my younger brother. Then at age 35 she suddenly started ovulating regularly and got pregnant on accident. Our bodies do strange things! LOL. I'm 30, so I might have to wait a little longer for that to happen!

My periods are relatively short. I have 2 days of heavy flow and then 1 light day and then I spot for a day or so. And that's usually it. So I have a big window for DTD . That part of the cycle seems to go by quickest, doesn't it? I think you're just very well distracted for a few days.



 
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Old Feb 19th, 2014, 12:35 PM   24
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Oh ok, I see, how long will you take off the clomid? If you don't get bfp this cycle that is, hopefully you will!! I think not knowing what's going on with your cycle when ttc is the most frustrating thing. It's like a limbo land isn't it, waiting.

How many children would you like in total? I'm thinking 2, maybe 3 but I'm 33 already so we will see!

My af used to be short when I was on bcp. I haven't had many natural ones in years as I stopped bf dd in October, had 1 af and got pregnant again so I guess this is what they are like for me haha!



 
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Old Feb 19th, 2014, 13:19 PM   25
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I originally thought 3, but these days I'm thinking 2. I'm 30 but hubby is almost 39, and I know he doesn't want to be an old man when they get to high school!

Will probably be off Clomid until July/August, around DD's 2nd birthday. So I guess 4 months or so? I'm nervous about it either way. I'm antsy to be pregnant again (which is funny because I was a TERRIBLE pregnant lady!) but also scared about baby #2. I keep going back to the fact that my SIL has 6 though, and they do just fine - so I can handle 2!

I got my first period around 8 months pp, but I think it was because I missed a few days of my mini-pill, and my hormones just got whacked out. I didn't get another one until 3 months after that, when I *again* forgot to take my pills for a few days. LOL. So I have no idea what would be going on with my cycles. Once we stopped BF in September, we were already on our first month TTC with Clomid, so I don't think I'll know for awhile!

So, random TMI - I went to the restroom today and wiped off a big glob of CM. Like, the size of my thumbnail, and thick. But it wasn't like EWCM, it was more solid. Not too stretchy, more rubbery. I have no idea what it is. I have no idea if all of these supplements have started doing something, LOL! I guess I'll go home tonight and take an OPK and the DTD? I'm only on CD7, too early for fertile CM, right? Even if I did have a sudden normal-length cycle!



 
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Old Feb 19th, 2014, 15:55 PM   26
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Hmm that's weird, the big thick glob sounds like mucas plug, but you just had af right?! So def not pregnant? I guess it could just be all the supplements you've taken creating loads of cm.

2-3 months off will give your body a good break and if you conceive sept/oct the baby will be a summer baby like your dd so you'd have a 3 year gap, sounds lovely!! I ideally wanted exactly a 2 year gap and my mc baby was due 23 July so it was perfect, but I'm now excited at the prospect of a newborn at Christmas time! And hiding in big jumpers not tight summery clothes just before/after having a baby!!

My hubby is 40 and I'm 33 so I know what you mean. I'm desperate to be pregnant now and I'm not very good at being pregnant either! I miss wine terribly haha!



 
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Old Feb 19th, 2014, 15:56 PM   27
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Ps I stopped bf end of sept/early oct so we bf for the same amount of time too!!



 
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Old Feb 19th, 2014, 16:51 PM   28
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Too funny on the bf!

I was going for 2 years between babies too. But you're right, a baby right at Christmastime would be amazing. Plus I'd have a reason to be on maternity leave and not work throughout the holidays. Bonus! And yes, I will love a reason to hide my post-baby body and not look funny doing it. Don't have to wear shorts in December!

I'm okay with the timing either way. Even if it takes us longer, I'm okay with it. I'm just anxious! We've had a series of pregnant girls in my office. At first it was me - and a few months after I came back from maternity leave, a girl announced she was pregnant, so I was living vicariously through her. Then she moved - but another girl announced she was pregnant too! And then another one! (All having girls!) I got so jealous looking at them rubbing their bellies absentmindedly. I miss that. I don't miss the morning sickness. I don't miss the acid reflux. I don't miss the backaches. But I would SO take it all to have another baby!

And, so sorry about your mmc, especially having gone so far in your pregnancy. I can only imagine that difficult that must have been on you. Fingers crossed that you'll see a sticky BFP soon!



 
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Old Feb 20th, 2014, 15:57 PM   29
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Thank you Hun. Yes it's been very difficult, I still have days where I want to lie on the floor and sob and sob but you've got to move on so I'm trying to focus on the positives in my life and the fact I will hopefully have another pregnancy soon, this time with a baby at the end!

Luckily no one in my team at work is pregnant at the moment (there was a spate of about 4 of us when I was pregnant with dd and another 3 who went off just after I got back from mat leave!) but my best friend is pregnant and 3 of my closest friends are too. I just don't want to see them at the moment because its so hard. I feel bad about it but I'd rather be on my own just now.

I feel so guilty as I didn't enjoy pregnancy with my dd and I hated it with the mc. I just felt so ill and tired and was just miserable. Next time I will relish every day I'm exhausted or feel sick as it will all be worth it. I can't wait!!!



 
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Old Feb 21st, 2014, 08:32 AM   30
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I feel guilty too for not enjoying pregnancy with my daughter. I was excited to be pregnant, but just plain miserable. It was also a little stressful for me because my company was bought when I was about 7 weeks pregnant. I knew about it since the day before I found out I was pregnant, and knew I'd be losing my job. So I spent those first couple of months throwing up, and worrying about whether I would find another job, or try to stay at home. At the time we could afford it, but our house was too small to raise a family in - it was barely big enough to fit me and the hubby! LOL. I was lucky to find a job almost right away. I had about 2 weeks off between 14-16 weeks of pregnancy, which was awesome, because I was actually feeling good during that time!

I took for granted how easy it was to fall pregnant the first time. We told everyone - EVERYONE - right off the bat because we are terrible at keeping secrets. We were lucky to have a completely healthy pregnancy, but I cringe now to think about what if we hadn't? I think we'll be a little more conservative next time. Hopefully there is a next time!

Some days I wonder if it would be so bad to have an only child. My daughter is a pistol and she wears us out, but I love her so much I can't imagine being able to replicate that with another baby. I was the 2nd of 4 kids, though, and I also can't imagine my daughter growing up without siblings, other kids in the house all the time. I can already see that she's spoiled and very much catered to, and that lends itself to behavior issues - maybe having a sibling would help that?

I'm sorry I'm just rambling. It's early yet and I'm not even halfway done with my coffee, so I need to work on that

Halfway to ovulation this cycle! We're getting closer!



 
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