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Jul 31, 2008 - 3 comments

Have any of you ever experienced implantation pain? (I've been reading about it online and, so far, have gotten mixed reviews as to whether it is even possible to actually FEEL...I'm also trying not to get my hopes up!)

Anyway, I was just in bed reading (after taking a bath, if that matters) when all of a sudden I started experiencing this VERY sharp pain in my lower abdomen (right above my girl parts). It comes and goes...but has been happening for the past 2-3 minutes.  It feels like a scalding knife is inside of me and right before I have a chance to physically react to the pain, it's gone. I experience ovulation pain pretty regularly, but it's nothing like this- that usually lasts about a second and it's not painful, just noticeable and feels a little bit higher up than this does. And it's nothing like my regular, dull achy menstrual cramps...

I'm assuming the pain is related to me coming off of birth control...or it could be nothing at all I suppose! Anyway, if my cycle stays the same as it was on birth control, I should be ovulating in about 5-6 days.

Thanks for all of the comments/advice! My doctor suggested that I may ovulate prior to my "reguarly scheduled" ovulation date after going off of birth control, so that was the only reason I even thought implantation pain MAY have occurred. We weren't really planning on using OPKs since we're already planning on having sex every day and perhaps sex twice per day during my "regularly scheduled" we/my doctor didn't really see the need? Also, since I have a suspected case of PCOS, I thought that I wouldn't be able to use OPKs since it would always show that I was in a constant state of ovulation? Anyway, thanks again guys!

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First month TTC!

Jul 27, 2008 - 0 comments

Woo-hoo! We just finished our first attempt at trying to make a baby :) Hubby said, "Wow, wouldn't it be cool if we got pregnant the first time?" ;) Wish us luck!

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1st time charting!

Jun 26, 2008 - 0 comments

To get the hang of charting, I decided to practice for a month before I go off of birth control. (So, for the month of July, I was still taking my birth control pill, Aviane.) I had some spotting later in the month most likely due to the antibiotics I was on while I was out of the country; I normally don't spot at all in between periods. All of the temps this month were taken at 5am with 6+ hours of sleep with an oral BBT thermometer. My last birth control pill was July 19.

Next month will be our first official month of TTC! We can't wait! Hopefully charting my temps will be helpful; however, with a possible case of PCOS...I'm sort of scared I won't ovulate :\ Either way, we'll have fun trying and I'm trying not to worry or over think something that isn't even an issue yet! Wish us luck! :)

(Oh, and just for reference...I don't really do any type of "ferning test," but since there is no symptom check list for diarrhea, I decided to use "ferning" to represent diarrhea, which I almost always get before my period.)

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