The First Time Frolickers ride again - still trying to conceive their first child

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evilgiraffe Wed 18-Jul-12 19:43:21

A shiny new thread, seeing as the last one is now pretty much full.

There are a fair few of us old lags who have been in it for the long haul now, but new people are always welcome! Fingers crossed for BFPs for all!

mrsmellow Fri 27-Jul-12 09:55:19

Thanks fairygodmother1 (I might just have to become fairygodmother2, love your name!)
It better bloody happen in the 2nd year! Just paid for some expensive medicine to stimulate ovulation, yippee... hmm
Back on the rollercoaster for another month of SWI - on the silver lining side, can go for dinner with wine tonight smile

raspberrytipple Wed 01-Aug-12 21:32:40

Helllooooooooooo (((((echos)))))
Where is everyone? I think I ovulated! Had a weird stabby pain the last two or three days and loads of CM yesterday. I had an appt at drs this morning about my sinus headaches and asked so she had a feel and said it was most likely ov pains. We've had a really good bloody go this month an had a nice relaxing holiday so I am praying we might have managed it this month.

How is everyone? It's very quiet in here. Anyone seen JosieSmith anywhere recently?

evilgiraffe Wed 01-Aug-12 22:07:25

Good news, Raspberry! Fingers crossed smile

My cycle is fucked up this time. Longest period in years, tailing off really slowly and spotting/small amount of leakage (sorry for TMI!) hasn't really stopped and it's now CD16. I have no idea what's going on.

Just had friends round, lovely to see them and they're gong for 12 week scan next week. I am obviously smile for them but now they're gone I'm struggling not to break down in tears. I wish I wasn't the person people have to be kind about how they tell they're expecting a baby.

FrankelSaysRelax Wed 01-Aug-12 22:40:49

Hello all, I'm still about grin

Until I get my appointment for the clinic through I don't have much to report, though I have had some strange mid-cycle spotting - currently CD18 and have had spotting on Days 10, 12, 17 and 18 confused I haven't ov'd yet, so lord knows what my body is up to this time!

raspberrytipple Thu 02-Aug-12 07:43:28

Oh cave it's crap isn't it. Have a good cry!! I always find it therapeutic, kind of helps me move on from it all. I'm fully expecting lots of announcents in the next few week, there's a couple of people acting a bit suspicious but will wait and see.

raspberrytipple Thu 02-Aug-12 17:50:43

I'm sure this pain can't be ovulation - I've had it 5 days now!!?? Anyone else get it? The nurse said to go back if it didn't go away so if it's still there when/if AF arrives I'll go back.

FrankelSaysRelax Thu 02-Aug-12 19:36:08

Pardon the indelicate question, but might it be trapped wind? I get very painful wind from time to time and it usually manifests itself in the lower regions, making me think it might be TTC related grin

raspberrytipple Thu 02-Aug-12 20:38:52

Well, to be honest that has crossed my mind but it doesn't feel like trapped wind. Oh well, will just have to wait and see! Am feeling a teeny but crampy today. I've also been wondering if perhaps I ovulated earlier than the last two months in which case it could be implantation?! Ahhh, gotta love ttc hysteria grin

Ratata Sun 05-Aug-12 00:12:37

Hello again all sorry it's been a while. Been a bit up and down as still getting over things but making plans for the future and cheering myself up a bit. I'm not enjoying my job right now, the place is getting me down. Decided that I'm going to stay, get pregnant (whenever that happens!) and then probably not return after maternity leave. Will apply for other jobs. Think I need a change. The place has gotten so bitchy lately and I just hate office politics. I know it happens in most places but it's beyond ridiculous now. Anyhoo, waiting on AF as we haven't been trying this month. Letting body get over things. Back on it in a couple of weeks smile

mrsmellow enjoy your SWI grin

raspberry I hope all these pains end in something positive for you this month! When I was pregnant I got on and off pains in very early pregnancy (before it died, so it's defo normal to have little pains).

evilgiraffe boo to weird cycles!!! And yeah I understand the whole thing of having to try to be happy for your friends but inside you want it to be you. A friend put her scan up on facebook today, was really difficult.

Frankel our bodies can act really strange at times... cycles and spotting and AFs all over the place!!

Ratata Sun 05-Aug-12 13:01:14

FFS! Why am I symptom spotting?!?!? We used the withdrawal method this month as wanted to take a month off (but not use condoms as I'm not a fan!). Today I woke up feeling familiarly sick and off my food. And (TMI) constipated. I'm 8dpo. I was aware that we did really go for it bang on ovulation time but used withdrawal. I won't be disappointed if not pregnant this month as I'm just not expecting to be as much as I feel sick today.

I feel like a big roller coaster as I've been on and off this thread a few times! Can get pregnant but less luck staying pregnant. Hmm we shall see what happens in a week. Gives me something else to think about at least rather than dreading going back to work in a week.

Ratata Mon 06-Aug-12 14:00:11

I think AF has made an appearance... So no idea why I'm not feeling too good! Maybe wishful thinking haha

evilgiraffe Mon 06-Aug-12 19:48:33

It's all witchcraft, Ratata, it really is. I've almost given up trying to make sense of it.

This cycle has been completely screwy temping-wise, but I resigned this morning (hurrah!) so hopefully the reduction in stress next time round will have a positive effect. I'm going to take some time to myself before looking for new work (thank you DH) and spend plenty of time on my bike attempting to reduce my BMI.

raspberrytipple Tue 07-Aug-12 22:13:49

Well, I'm bloated, my back hurts, my boobs are twingy and I've got dull aches in my very low tummy and I just want to eat biscuits. Safe to say that AF is on its was sad nevermind. Will keep going though, only another 10 weeks until our six month post op appointment. I've just been watching midwives and I quite fancy being a midwife but I suppose if I never have my own I don't know how id cope supporting other people.Pretty sure I def ovulated, had lots of EWCM and in the last two/three days it's disappeared and turned into the other stuff. This TTC malarkey is sooooo sexy lol.

Sorry to hear AF seems to be showing up Ratata, time to hit the stinky cheese and wine!

Evil have you been inspired by all the gold medals on the bike front?! I don't road ride, more xc but I do love it although haven't been out in quite a while because I've turned into a real fair weather rider! First sign of a drop of rain and the bike goes away. I used to go out regardless and ride in snow, mud, hail, rain but I'm too much of a wimple nowadays smile

raspberrytipple Tue 07-Aug-12 22:14:55

A wimple? That's quite a nice predictive text faux pas smile I meant wimp but I think I prefer wimple smile

evilgiraffe Tue 07-Aug-12 22:19:32

Yep, Raspberry! I got hooked during Le Tour and it's only got worse since then!

FrankelSaysRelax Tue 07-Aug-12 22:20:58

Just remarking my spot as you'd all slipped off my active threads.

Sorry to hear about AF for all. It's a bloody trial ths TTC lark, isn't it.

Nothing to report in my world. CD 24 and no sign of ov. No sign of appointment at the clinic either, I was told I would get one "shortly" 3 weeks ago angry

raspberrytipple Tue 07-Aug-12 22:38:40

This thread does seem to slip off lists sometimes, even when youve recently been active. Very odd.

DH loved the tour evil. We were in France for the last few days of it but unfortunately we couldn't make our paths cross, DH would have loved to have watched just before they headed into Paris!

mrsmellow Wed 08-Aug-12 15:40:34

Hello team,
sorry about AF guys... and I agree, the thread does slip off lists, very odd! I also had some difficulties logging in for some reason over the last week - but all seems to be working now. Probably the gremlins in my house grin
I too, have zilch to report. Am CD15 and no idea if ovulating - had 5 days of letrozole and it worked last month, so should be ov'ing around about now...lucky DH grin wink
Very jealous of your time off evil envy
Hope you're feeling better ratata
raspberry - ovulation does sound promising - at least it's a start?!
I've gotten my self into a funny state of mind, assuming this month won't work, thinking about having a laparoscopy to look at tubes next month and thinking about October as the next time we'll really be TTC...not sure why I've written this month off- probably to protect myself from the hope!
Anyway, back to the olympic obsessing - it has been amazing, hasn't it! torch

raspberrytipple Sat 11-Aug-12 08:19:29

Think AF on the way. I'm on day 32 so can test probably on Tuesday but getting cramps now sad Hope everyone has a nice weekend planned! I am painting the garden fence and just generally gardening/washing/putting together flat pack furniture and unpacking the remaining boxes of our house move 5 months ago!

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raspberrytipple Sun 12-Aug-12 08:36:12

I pee'd on an opk and there is a faint line :/ last month there wasn't at the same stage. I've now convinced myself this is my month. Lol, not. Although I did read up to see how reliable they are and they aren't so I don't need to feel guilty about my wine last night although it was only three small glasses anyhoo. I just like to have something to pee on sometimes smile

Hello goldengirl! Welcome in, hope your stay is a short one in the nicest possible way!!

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raspberrytipple Sun 12-Aug-12 12:12:57

You are human and you want a baby, we all test early sometimes honestly so really don't beat yourself up about it. Don't be disheartened by the BFN either, 11 days is to early for anything to be picked up. So, I left the opk for 5 minutes because that's how long the cbfm usually takes and it was a dark think blue line. What on earth does that mean? An I only just about to ovulate? My cycle really is all over the place

FrankelSaysRelax Sun 12-Aug-12 13:52:43

Raspberry, what cycle day are you on? And what type of OPK is it? The ones I used had 2 lines, one for control and one for test.

Are you doing anything else to follow your cycle, temping, etc that might indicate you have already ov'd?

Welcome golden, we're a bit quiet in here these days but there's usually someone knocking about!

raspberrytipple Sun 12-Aug-12 14:25:43

Cycle day 33 today. Pretty sure I ovulated on 31st july given the amount of ECWM so will test properly tomorrow although realistically I know it's a bfn after three years. It was a cbfm opk stick, so one line for control, the other is the test and the test one was thinner but darker after five mins. My cycles can be anywhere between 29-35 days but last month it was 39 days so I haven't a clue what's going on. Will just have to wait and see!

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