Home on the amazing and determined TTC after mc-ers. We know all about the ups and downs, trails and tribulations,, how it feels to live in the cruel world of Facebook baby bombs. Solidarity, sisters!

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Justonemoretime Sat 07-Jun-14 06:53:01

The Rules...

(1) A lady may only POAS on a Friday.
(2) Friday means the day that everyone calls Friday in the time zone where you spent the night.
(3) Rule (1) does not apply to POA-OPK-S, UNLESS they are being illegitimately used as surrogate HCG detectors, in which case Rule (1) most definitely does apply
(4) Rule (1) does not apply following a BFP because if you want to waste £25 a day POADigiS that's your prerogative <<refuses to admit that's what I'll do>>
(5) Rule (1) does not apply if a lady is POAS in an attempt to get a BFN to prove she can start DTD with intent
(6) Rule (1) does not apply if a lady wants for unknown reason to pee on an actual stick, like a twig or some such, if that lady is unexpectedly caught short whilst tramping in the forest looking for bears.
(7) These rules (including Rule (1)) are subject to the change at any time if the ladies of the Posifrickentivity thread decide on a whim come up with empirical evidence to prove that it is luckier to POAS on any other day of the week
(8) Violators of Rule (1) shall be subject to fish throwing.

And as a grand finale, why not pledge to NEVER POAS before 14DPO?

broodylicious Sat 07-Jun-14 06:54:29

Marking my spot. Is it quite sad to be excited that I'm first to post? winkgrin

Justonemoretime Sat 07-Jun-14 07:26:12

Morning broody, well done for fining this (grammatically poor - oops, must preview) thread. I've tried to pm a few peeps to let everyone know its here. Hopefully the others will find us! smile

Justonemoretime Sat 07-Jun-14 07:27:01

Irony. *finding. Stoopid phone.

sebsmummy1 Sat 07-Jun-14 08:05:03

Cake, if you're reading this (I feel weird posting on the pregnancy thread as I'm not pregnant!) I saw your update yesterday and I'm worried about the amount of blood you seem to be losing. If you continue to lose large volumes I wonder whether you should present yourself at A&E?

I know the sonographer said to expect more blood but if you start to feel dizzy or weak/breathless please present yourself at the hospital. So sorry you are going through this [hand hold]

Triplespin Sat 07-Jun-14 08:28:06

Just marking my spot here. Congrats to all the bfps!

Treaclepie19 Sat 07-Jun-14 08:32:37

Hi everyone smile

FlorenceandZebedee Sat 07-Jun-14 09:00:27

Morning all! I'm still here and will be for a while longer as hub is away for 4 nights over this ovulating weekend- grrr. Although, feeling strangely chilled at not having the emotional journey of the 2 ww - maybe it's just what I need.
Congrats to all the BFPs, you're giving us all hope. hugs to all the people feeling shitty, this thread is great but no one wants to be here really. Chins up and tits out to us all and good luck everyone! X x x

tannyLoo Sat 07-Jun-14 11:22:06

Well done just! I'm not going to be posting here much but will lurk a bit.

silverine Sat 07-Jun-14 11:28:19

Hi all, thanks for the new thread just!
I'm throwing it all in the mix this cycle - off to get some cough syrup in a bit! wink

officelady Sat 07-Jun-14 11:36:37

Phew - I found the new thread! I am having yet another wtf cycle this month - enough already! Had a lighter-than-light period followed by an endless wait to ovulate. Still haven't had a +ve OPK and had mentally written off this cycle, but today I have tons of ewcm (sorry for tmi). So I might just be going to ovulate late, fingers crossed sometime in the next few days. I'm on cd18 I think. I'm going to jump on dh later just in case we're still in with a chance this month.
Great news on our members who have had BFPs this week - keep up the good work everyone grin

bythesea82 Sat 07-Jun-14 12:37:48

Felt adrift when I realized last thread was full, much better now I am with you all again smile
Thanks for the new thread. Not much going on here, cd 22, possibly feeling tired/sick/bloated or possibly feeling find depending on the minute wink
Holiday on Thursday so might have to sneak in a stick moment early next week.....

GandTnow Sat 07-Jun-14 12:46:37

I'm here too! Glad I found you all.

9dpo and stupidly tested this morning (I know fish slaps from one and all!) Of course it was negative and I now feel shit.

smilingthroughgrittedteeth Sat 07-Jun-14 12:47:55

Just marking my place.

MrsGingerbread Sat 07-Jun-14 13:08:56

Woohoo! New bus! smile

Hope26 Sat 07-Jun-14 15:08:51

Waiting for first AF to end and then will ttc. I think hubby is a bit hesitant but I'm so broody he has to deal with it ! ��

Monten Sat 07-Jun-14 15:16:18

Hi everyone smile

Congrats to all the BFPs! It really does give me hope.

My house doesnt know what has hit it, I've spent the last two days in a fury of cleaning and DIYing. Also managed to blow 200 quid in Ikea. I've decided to cheer myself up by spending LOTS of money. New summer wardrobe next, doesnt help that I have put on about a stone after 2x first trimesters of eating anything in sight (and still no babies to show for it)

Question: Has anyone had karyotype testing done after a miscarriage? Because of my history (TFMR in Jan following Edwards diagnosis, MMC this month, having ERPC on Monday) they have agreed to do it. I'm a bit worried about it and would like to prepare myself for how they communicate the results and what (if anything) its likely to show. The 12 year old doctor at the EPU clinic who ordered it seemed to have no idea confused

Thanks ladies

Virgo9 Sat 07-Jun-14 15:22:43

Just marking my spot. Congrats to all the BFP's, there's hope for us all!

Justonemoretime Sat 07-Jun-14 15:28:30

Monten, I have had karyotyping on myself, DH and mmc3. We're normal (there is a rouge balanced translocated chromosome in the family, but DH was clear of it - they tested him because of that history. Mmc3 had Turner's syndrome. Its a random missing chromosome, of a similar incidence as Edwards. Both are normally considered bad luck one off mistakes, I think (although you may know more about Edwards). I had to sign a parental consent form when they did it. Its good to have as much concrete info as possible in terms of moving forward with any testing and treatment you may need in the future. It takes about 6 weeks for the results to come back.

Justonemoretime Sat 07-Jun-14 15:30:23

They'll probably phone you to let you know, and also confirm the results in a letter.

Monten Sat 07-Jun-14 15:41:18

Justonemoretime thank you. Sorry to hear about your MMCs. Life is tough.

Yes, I think Edwards is similar to Turners, in the sense that it is random so not any more likely to occur again. Part of me is worried it will come back and say that the baby is chromosomally normal and then I'll worry whether it was something I did.

Can I ask, did it tell you what sex the baby was? I knew my first baby was a boy, which was quite comforting. But this one....I dont think I want to know. Whether it's another boy or a girl, if I dont then go on to have a boy or a girl in the future, I feel like I'll always think of the one I lost. Hope that makes sense.

Justonemoretime Sat 07-Jun-14 15:51:32

They will tell you the sex, mostly because a lot of these conditions are sex specific. Turners is always girls, for example. It was nice to know, it made me feel more connected, in a funny kind of way. If it was normal, rest assured it won't be anything you've done. There are other mechanisms at work to do with blood clotting, auto immunity, placenta development, hormones, nk cells etc. These can be tested for and treated in many cases, but they are not lifestyle factors. Unless you know you had extremely bad food poisoning that left you with a high temp or seriously dehydrated, or you contracted toxoplasmosis, it won't be anything you could have prevented. Most of the food rules (except alcohol) are there to prevent these infections because those foods can carry I slightly higher risk of food poisoning, and not because they are bad in themselves. Good luck, and speedy recovery. X

Monten Sat 07-Jun-14 17:54:32

Oh god...the t word. Toxoplasmosis. In the run up to getting my BFP I dug out an entire flower bed that I know for a fact the cats use as their toilet. I did wear gloves most of the time. Also, both of them are total jessies and have never killed a bird or mouse in their life. The only time one of them ever caught a mouse she just licked it for hours till DP caught it and threw it out the window blush. So hopefully the chances are very low.

Thanks Justonemoretime

I'm going to get stuck in to a bottle of wine tonight and damn well enjoy it

Justonemoretime Sat 07-Jun-14 18:05:12

Monten, sorry I didn't mean to worry you. You'd know if you had it, you'd feel like you had all over body flu. You can ask for a TORCH screen at your next blood test to see if you've ever had it. Mine was clear, and my cat bit me the last time I was pg. It will be (the dreaded) bad luck, or it will be treatable, I am sure. But it won't have been your fault. Enjoy your (guilt free) wine. smile

Justonemoretime Sat 07-Jun-14 18:11:33

And I should also say that if you had had it in the past (and many people have and just thought they've had the flu), it is only the active infection that poses a risk to babies, if you've just got the antibody in your system, you are immune from getting it again and it poses no further risk. X

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