Hi Ladies, this is my first time posting on a forum. We have two boys 14 and 12. I always wanted a third but instead we took in my Mom while she was failing. Now I am 48 and am hoping beyond hope that I may have conceived over a week long phase of unprotected sex during ovulation. Btw, have you read 50 Shades of Grey? LOL! We were not TTC but here I am a week before my period with extreme pms. I regret that if this doesn't take I won't have another opportunity. I am still regular in my cycle, healthy and active. My symptoms began very soon after ovulation with first breast and nipple sensitivity, and now cramping. I am 8 days past ovulation. My tummy is full and expanded and I am constipated. My very first pregnancy 15 years ago ended and I had to have a d and c to remove the sweet bugger. We are so blessed with family happiness, I own and operate my own business, we can't afford another child but you all know the deep desire of wanting more. I suppose I just need to wait a little longer. One more week than I can test. I feel like a youngster again with all the anticipation and uncertainty.
I hope all of your dreams are close to coming true. Thank you for allowing me to share my concerns and hopes. Blessings to you.
Thank you Carrie. I still have 4 days to go before I can test. Still have the symptoms which by now could be my period on its way. Too much to hope for but I do. Appreciate the crossed fingers and toes! How are you doing?
Ahhh who knows??? ;-) Every month as AF approaches I get all of these pregnancy symptoms and then the witch arrives. This month is no different, boobs sore and full am a little bit moody and it will all come to fruition in about 6 or 7 days (yeah long gone are my perfect 28 day cycles).
Will keep checking in to see how you go... hopefully AF misses you entirely... for the next 9 months! ;-)
Haha, it's a terrible piece of literature but sure does inspire!
My af s due tomorrow and I had brown spotting today, guess she is on track. Could have fooled me cause I have felt pretty miserable this week. All the typical symptoms plus that icky metallic taste in my mouth. I recently lost about 8 lbs, back down to fighting weight and I wonder if that has something to do with strange cycle symptoms.
If ad doesn't come in morning I'll test. I'm feeling pretty sad, I know this was my last chance. Hubby would be happy for a fluke but prob wouldn't actively tttc. I'll let you know.
All you sweet ladies keep goin. I have two clients who gave birth naturally at 50, and yes they were surprises. They each thought they were seriously I'll! One didn't find out till she was 5 months pg cause no one thought to test her! She got a baby girl which was awesome because her first child died at 18 months. So love all around to you ladies.
Well, being unaware of '50 Shades of Grey' until just mentioned I decided to have a look at the reviews... hmmm... seems like this book is a bit too hot to handle. Word has it 'she' (who ever that is) is very good at reaching the pinnacle at the drop of a hat. All I can say is... GOOD FOR HER! ;-)
Now onto the baby talk (ummm... isn't that the main drive of this forum)...
Good luck with the demise of AF Happymama64. You know the brown spotting can be a very good sign of a BFP! Not to mention all of your other symptoms.
I too will add anything if I know. Trust me, I am like the girl in the aforementioned novel... she reaches her pinnacle constantly and I get these darn BFP symptoms almost monthly to be smashed with AF rearing her dreadful head! ;-(
Ahhh ladies you'll be intersted to know that the '50 Shades of Grey' got a big talk-up this morning on our local tv morning show... I'm now buying it (and getting copies for my sister and friend... the trilogy) and I bet the sales just triple! ;-)
Carrie I'm sure you will be busy while reading the books. Again don't expect great writing, but sure is a fun summer read.
I was full of tears Sunday as I knew my period was starting. Ver sad, but I picked myself up and reinvested all that love and hope back into my family as it is just the 4 of us. Well my period just stopped! Two days and. Ow it's gone. Weird cause I usually we'd a tampon for 4 days. I don't know what to think.
Ha ha... yeah from what I gather these books are a bit moreish, so they shouldn't take too long to read.
I am so very sorry to hear of AF coming along, but is there anyway it could implantation bleeding? Have you done the POAS testing yet? It is very normal to have implantation bleeding... so give it a go!
Keeping everything crossed for you and do keep me posted.
I'm just jumping in here, if your öeriod"is different to what is normal for you ie, lighter or shorter, it pays to retest in a weeks time as you can still be pregnant, its quite common to have a small bleed around the time you would expect your period to come, this is generally due to hormone levels, with there being not enough to stop a small period like bleed. but enough to keep a pregnancy viable, good luck :)
Weird test result. After peeing on the stick the control window took along time to turn blue and the result window went from a blue wash to an evaporated line. Of course hours later both lines are blue. Faulty test, try again? Still bloated and tingly. I must be nuts!
To follow up and let y'all know I'm not pg. darn it! I knew it was a long shot. There is an explanation however for all the exhaustive symptoms I was having that may be of help to someone out there. As soon as I realized it was possible to have gotten pregnant I quit taking the Zoloft and Valium that had been prescribed during the difficult time we took care of Mom and then her passing. Knowing that these meds are dangerous to a fetus I just stopped taking them and didn't give it another thought! At the beginning of the week while doing research on the topic I learned that the withdrawal symptoms of going cold turkey can actually mimic early pregnancy and flu like symptoms. As the days have passed I'm slowly feeling better and have taken a couple small doses of z to lessen the dizziness and such. So in the end I'm grateful I was able to begin cleaning out my system. And the anxiety has not come back. So today I had my typical ovulation spotting so maybe we will give it another whirl tonight! Love to you special ladies, and thank you for your friendship over the past couple weeks. Baby dust all around. Xo
Hi I just thought I'd check in (it has been a while) to see how you were going and I am sad to see that you are not pregnant and that your poor body was going through withdrawal of the meds.
I really hope that your body is getting back into its natural swing.
Hi Carrie, thanks for the check in. I never realized Zoloft had such a hormonal component. Happy to be off them and feeling normal, as in normal human ups and downs. I pray that those old anxieties never take over again. We have been having unprotected sex and the other day in the grocery my husband was fawning all over this little girl with her little shopping cart. Are we just denying the fact that we have succumbed to the aging process? Why does our heart want more when we already have so much love?
I hope you are happy.
Just checking up on you. Howz it all going?
Yes, I suppose it seems that way...'Why does our heart want more when we already have so much love?", however I believe our hearts are yearning for something that is connected to our souls. As long as we can recognise what we do have, I think that dreaming of other emotional needs is truly acceptable. ;-)
Hoping you are happy and on the road to recovery.
We are of like minds. Can there ever be too much love?
I hope you are well and happy.
After 3 months I am completely off the Zoloft and feeling really well emotionally. For sure my cycles and body have changed. We are enjoying the lack of condoms, and what may or may not come is up to the higher power. I'm just happy to have no impediment to my overall health. And my stable mental state and knowing I'm dealing with my emotions naturally have, I believe, brought our family closer. Maybe I can just FEEL the love more. Will probably be doing the two week waiting dance till my last period but that's ok. We get what we need, sometimes not everything we want. Prayers and hugs to my friend on the other side of the world. XO
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