Belles & Beaus:
Whimsy! How are you? I've been thinking about you! I hope you got some great news to share with us all! :)
Oh, Belles & Beaus does that ticker in your siggy mean what I think it means?!!! I sooo hope you got your BFP!!
I'm afraid things for me have unfortunately not been rainbows and butterflies. I'm not out of this yet, but having said that I can't figure out where I am exactly! I have been going crazy not being able to talk to you about any of this...my tests have all been - and my chart is crazy like it never has been before. My temps generally run pretty low--my FP is a bit above where it is normally (normal= 96.3 - 96.9) because I spent some pretty long nights up grading papers and so didn't get the necessary sleep, but I expected those temps to be a bit off. My LP is right where it usually is between 97.0 - 97.6, but then I have this whole other set of temps that are really high for me. I have seen others that have charts that run that high normally, but mine never have so I don't know what to think. I have been obsessing over whether I miscalculated O, but had NO sign that I would have Od before that spike...all signs pointed to O when I calculated it would be???!! I will post a link to my chart if you wouldn't mind taking a look at it....no pressure, I'm aware that it is all in nature's hands, but having someone to obsess with might be nice!
I have even been comparing symptoms with those of pregnancy and then disregarding them as ones I normally have right before AF:
sore bbs- check,
mild cramping- check,
But then there are those symptoms that I never have associated with AF:
creamy cm- usually sticky like rubber cement tmi,
yellow cm- looked it up because I thought I might have an infection, but the only thing I could find was that it was an indication that the mucus plug was forming??
pinching and twinges- these are nothing like O pain it happens at odd times whether I am stretching wrong or just sitting down, been happening everyday since 6dpo
cervix position- high and hard, usually before af it gets softer but is low.
hot- this doesn't really seem like a symptom to me, but usually I am the one saying "it is cold in here" running for the thermostat and a pair of socks, but in the last week I tend to feel either overheated or comfortable while my sisters and kids are all cuddled up on the sofa with blankets.
and mild nausea- generally in the evening before dinner when it has been a while since I have eaten and my tummy is empty.
I really have always had a pretty upbeat, glass half-full personality, but I confess I am beginning to lose hope this time. I just wish I could get a BFP or AF would start so I could relax and quit grasping at straws. I have scheduled a blood test, but they couldn't fit me in until Monday the 29th because of the holiday season...and I'm praying I won't have to wait that long to know one way or another!