TTC #2 and turning into a nut job!

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gemmeg Mon 18-Feb-13 07:13:21

Ladies, bring me back down to Earth before it's too late! I'm TTC #2 and its only the 2nd cycle and I'm already doing my own head in not to mention my OH.....we're not the kind of couple to have regular sex when not TTC (much to my disappointment sad) so it's a real effort for DS to, erm, pull his finger out as it were and DTD every other day. With DS1 I had no idea about CM and OPKs and just used an ovulation calendar for timing but this time round I'm in danger of falling into the OPK trap! I'm aware of my constant whittling and DH even said that he hopes I get pregnant this month so he doesn't have to listen to me begging for him to do it just one more time! Anyone in the same boat?

Thanks pegster. I suppose I won't ever know if that's what this is but we'll see what my future cycles are like and that might give me an idea.

Anyway - how are you feeling? Have you managed to not tell DH about your BFP? I wouldn't be able to hold it in!

Welcome chocoloulou! Yes we're building up a lovely little nut job club over here! Obsess away in the knowledge we're all just as crazy smile

pegster Thu 28-Feb-13 11:46:50

Not told DH - I haven't actually seen him (he works in Germany) or spoken to him since I tested, just a few emails so easy to keep quiet. Roll on tomorrow

winterpansy Thu 28-Feb-13 14:56:05

How exciting peg! That will be a lovely moment tomorrow then.

So pleased for you!

pegster Thu 28-Feb-13 21:02:25

DH is now in the know and slightly shocked but excited. Surreal experience sharing watching a pregnancy test develop over FaceTime!!

That's lovely pegster! Hope you did a good surprised face grin

gemmeg Fri 01-Mar-13 13:03:23

So pleased for you pegster smile. I POAS this morning.....BFN sad. AF isn't officially late yet though as I'm actually due today (i think!), no sign yet but I'm not holding my breath.

pegster Fri 01-Mar-13 15:03:08

Oh Gemmeg that's disappointing but not over for this cycle yet. Do you have any preg symptoms?

Tinyflutterby Fri 01-Mar-13 15:44:33

Thanks for the warm welcome everyone and congrats on your BFP Peg!

Nomore - I sometimes find my cycles are really long after ovulation as I get so worked up, stressed and/or convinced that I'm preg that I'm sure I actually make af delayed just by the power of thought! If you ovulated later then your cycle will be longer. Its the first part of the cycle that generally predicts how long it will be as the second part is usually pretty constant (unless you do what I just described I do!)

Have decided I will definetly use the OPK's this cycle as they're all over the place and DH is working lots and very stressed so dtd isn't going to happen other than at ovulation I'm afraid.

2beornot Fri 01-Mar-13 16:25:53

Boo gemmeg! I've got my fingers crossed for you - you could still be our second BFP!

Dtd starts in earnest from tonight! DH knows its every other night (at least wink) for the next week!

Thanks Tiny - if it is possible to affect things by being a nut job then I probably did. I took it to levels I didn't know existed! Am determined to chill out a bit this cycle (famous last words).

AF so far has been pretty standard apart from starting suddenly without the spotting for a few days before, so hopefully it's not an early MC.

Keeping my fingers crossed for you gemmeg!

gemmeg Fri 01-Mar-13 19:53:46

Thanks all....no sign of AF today but then my cycles have only really been regular the past 3 months so maybe they haven't fully settled yet and I still have a day or 2 to go til the witch arrives wink or maybe I've got myself worked up like tinyflutterby said. Also, DS has started BFing a bit more the past week so don't know if that'll affect things. It makes things a bit more difficult to work out though for the next cycle if AF does show up later.....so it's the LP that stays the same each month? So if you're not sure when your nxt AF will begin it's impossible to count backwards to ovulation day, right? (Sorry to ask such dumb questions just want to be sure I've understood right!).

pegster I had really sore nipples at about 4dpo which isn't normal for me. It lasted a couple of days along with the O cramps so i just put the soreness down to O. Had a few strange stabbing pains sporadically in my boobs but they don't really feel heavy or sore. Today and yesterday I felt nauseous at around the same time each day but it went away after half an hour or so. Apart from that I've been tired but not so much so that I've nodded off on the sofa. I've still got CM but don't know if that's normal for me or not just before AF....all very vague.

chocoloulou33 Sat 02-Mar-13 00:03:23

Hello fellow nut jobs. Just had a catch up on all the posts. No more bfp's yet then tut tut lol. I tested thurs & got bfn, gonna test again in morning as af due 2day & I'm never late so wanna be sure as going out to a party 2moro night x

Ooh sounds like there might be one or two more BFPs on the way! smile

Keep us posted!

pegster Sun 03-Mar-13 09:32:27

Anybody else POAS yet?

chocoloulou33 Sun 03-Mar-13 09:56:19

Got my af this morning :'( onto month 7 then ...

Booo! Lucky number 7 choco smile

gemmeg Sun 03-Mar-13 15:35:45

Still no sign of AF....POAS this morning but BFN. Will just have to wait and see....still have CM and also feel run-down- have cold sore on and up my nose sad, a swollen gland in my neck and a MASSIVE spot on my chin (I'm a spotty person anyway but this is a proper hormonal spot). DS has been BFing a lot more....perhaps this has delayed things.....

2beornot Sun 03-Mar-13 21:02:13

Chcolou - hope you enjoyed your party. I find alcohol a very poor consolation, but a hint of a silver lining anyway!

Gemmeg - fingers crossed for you still. Our last hope of a BFP this month.

chocoloulou33 Sun 03-Mar-13 23:52:35

Thanks ladies. Feeling a lot more positive than I was this time last month so onwards & upwards! X

gemmeg Mon 04-Mar-13 10:26:22

AF just arrived sad

pegster Mon 04-Mar-13 14:31:07

Sorry to hear that Gemmeg, BF must still be messing with your cycle. Fingers crossed march is still your month

2beornot Mon 04-Mar-13 14:54:05

I'm sorry to hear that too, gemmeg. I hope you get a nice Easter BFP!

gemmeg Mon 04-Mar-13 17:05:50

Thanks guys...I must say I was getting my hopes up a little. DS has really been feeding a lot the past week so I guess it must be down to that. Still, I think DH has been a bit complacent about this TTC malarkey and thinks it'll be all as easy as last time round. Maybe he'll try harder this month smile. Here's to a spring conception for all of us!

Sorry to hear that gemmeg. I know how you feel. I consoled myself with G&T and I'd recommend it smile

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