I really need to schedule time in my day for y'all. Seriously, just reading through some of the posts has uplifted my spirit tremendously. I love talking with y'all too! It's honestly nice to know that someone else understands and actually cares what I'm going through with all this.
Anyway, I've had a rough week and it's only Wednesday. Sigh. I'm coming under a lot of pressure at my job and to top it off, I have dreams in which I get a BFP and DH freaks out. I mean, he completely freaked out to the point that he basically left me on my own. What a dream to have right? Of course, waking up to realize it's not real, and then testing just in case and getting a BFN, makes it that much worse.
I honestly have NO idea what's going on with my cycles. I started a new cycle b/c I had two days of heavy spotting, though I still wouldn't call it AF, but the same weird spotting thing happened about a month ago and my temps did kinda sorta shift (maybe my system leaked progesterone somehow but I didn't O?) so I just called it a new cycle. Hopefully this one makes more sense. Check out my chart if you can see the last cycle...talk about rocky mountains. At least the number of cycle days from my last spotting/AF/whatever to this recent episode makes sense. And if I count from a day before my first high temp it would mean I had a 12 day LP and that kinda makes sense too.
Oh well. Hope to hear from you all again soon. I really do have intentions of being less flaky about posting on this thread!!!!
Love ya gals!
You SHOULD schedule time for us! My grocery store plays songs from Phantom of the Opera all the time and it makes me think of you.
I am sorry I'm rubbish when it comes to charting, so I can't help you there. I hope you're doing well! And I know they say "Do what you love, and you'll never work a day in your life," but I think that's a load. If it isn't stressful, it isn't work! Do try to take it easy sometimes though and come vegg out with us TTC-junkies!
So my ticker says 4 days til ovulation, but -- OH MY GOD IT'S SNOWING, sorry, I just looked out the window -- but I think I'm actually 2DPO today. My OPKs got dark on -- jeeze, it's snowing hard -- CD10, but weren't quite positive, and they've been lighter ever since. I had a weird tugging light crampy feeling on my right side on CD11, so I think that was O. My OPKs have only been getting lighter.
I went to the ticker site to try to change it, but it only lets your LP go up to 19 days... and this would make mine 20. I got my positive OPK in December on CD10 as well. Maybe I need to work on shortening my LP...?
20 days is a LONG luteal phase! I'm not sure how big a problem that is though. I would keep using opks to for a 4-5 more days to be sure that you don't get a positive. It is possible that it was an early surge but you didn't ovulate. I recently read an article from a medical journal (written in 2003) that describes a research study, and the findings suggest that many women's bodies may gear up to ovulate multiple times in one month. I can't find the article. I just tried looking for it. Here's a link to a website that at least summarizes the findings of this study http://rick.thrivingnow.com/women-ma...th-study-says/ . I'm not sure if you'd still get an LH surge during these 'false starts.' I have also heard that really early ovulation (e.g., before cd 11) can sometime be a problem because the quality of the egg may not be as good (not enough maturation), but I haven't read any scientific proof to back up this rumor. I'm sure there is some research on this topic though.
I would wait out the month and see what happens. It seems worthwhile to use some extra opks this month to figure out if you really do have a 20 day lp. But hopefully you get a bfp this month and none of this will matter!!
My opks have not gotten dark in the slightest. Headed to cd20. Erg. I'm pretty sure the mc screwed up my cycles. My last af was only 3 days instead of 6. Maybe it wasn't even a real af. Nothing I can do but wait. And bd of course!!
Thanks for the Love, Jenzy (and Little Gummybear!!! BTW, that sure is one cute UltraSound pic!!) And thanks so much for continually checking in! It feels really good not to be abandoned by someone who's "graduated", hee hee!
GingerPanda - I'm interested to know about long LPs, too... mine haven't been as long as 20 days, but I think 16 was my longest..... Let us know if you find anything out about that!
Also, I have a hard time trusting OPKS 100% - for me it's because I have SEVERAL positive OPKS in one cycle (Lionchild's theory might be true) and, obviously, only O once, sometimes without a +OPK. Sometimes my OPK are positive AFTER O. Temping is a really good idea just to be 100% sure (I should say 96%, really). It's hard at first, but eventually it just becomes routine
So, I actually have a question for y'all....
I feel like I asked this before, but I forget - does anyone get cloudy urine around O? I've had it for the last couple days, usually in the am, sometimes not.... I don't remember having it in previous cycles, and I don't have a UTI/Kidney infection...
I had that nice glob of EWCM the other day, but CP was MMO. I could DEFINITELY tell it was OPEN! Two days later (today) its HFC with Watery/Milky CM. Do you think it's more important for CP to be OPEN? or SOFT?? or HIGH??
My temps are 'creeping' up, but not in a convincing manner.
I've been super busy (not stressed, just RUSHED) so much lately, so I'm wondering if THAT has anything to do with it???
Anyway, sorry for the NOVEL! I had a HARD day working on our property and a long rehearsal, so I'm off to drink a (much deserved) glass of wine, watch Celebrity Rehab and PASS THE F*#^ OUT!!!
G'night and GOOD LUCK Beautifuls!!!
(in the theatre, we say BREAK A LEG, b/c "good luck" is bad luck..... what would we say here?????)
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