Anyone testing around the end of next week?

(299 Posts)
babyjamesblackberrycrumble Thu 20-Sep-12 17:37:43

Had MC last cycle and am about 4 days past ovulation. Am already going stir crazy! Anyone testing same time?

ladywhogrowsveggies Thu 20-Sep-12 17:47:30

Hi BabyJames, sorry to hear about your MC. Yes I am, AF is due on the 28th though I am already thinking I am going to give in on wednesday. this is our first real month of trying . . I am going slightly crazy with anticipation.

babyjamesblackberrycrumble Thu 20-Sep-12 19:03:02

Nice to know someone else testing around the same time. I may go for next Wednesday too. Ashamed to say I just did an IC!!! [blus] obviously BFN!!!

ladywhogrowsveggies Thu 20-Sep-12 19:08:29

blush me too . . .this morning.

MonthlyChange Thu 20-Sep-12 19:18:33

Wednesday my day AF is due for me too. Did a POAS today, obviously BFN. Think I'm going to test on weekend then Wednesday. Think I'm 8 days post ovulation today.

Hello to everyone

MonthlyChange Thu 20-Sep-12 19:19:44

I have my bag of 30 dealt internet stick tests, then a digital one for if that is positive!

MonthlyChange Thu 20-Sep-12 19:20:21

Cheap not "dealt"!

ladywhogrowsveggies Thu 20-Sep-12 20:03:22

ha ha Monthly my ebay 30 are due tomorrow. i am holding off buying the digital until tuesday so i can't be tempted. is this everyone's first?

Haylebop12 Thu 20-Sep-12 20:06:37

Also testing next week!
AF due anything between 27th to 30th as my cycle seems to be longer since mc in June!

MonthlyChange Thu 20-Sep-12 20:15:36

Yup, ttc our first

MonthlyChange Thu 20-Sep-12 21:16:47

Started another thread asking about symptoms pre POAS as keep thinking I am, but really don't want to get my hope up

babyjamesblackberrycrumble Thu 20-Sep-12 21:34:00

I have 1 DS 2:7 am very blessed to have him and took a long time to conceive. I lost my 2nd pregnancy last month so this is a WTF cycle as didn't ovulate till around day 30 something! Am about 4 days post ovulation I think. Having low achey pressure in abdomen so not feeling positive sad

MonthlyChange Thu 20-Sep-12 22:05:59

baby I didn't ovulate until day 35 either!

Hi I'm in the tww too, I think I'm dpo3 but not sure- if I had a strong line on an opk on the 17th then on the 18th the test was much lighter, does that make the 18th dpo1? confused

In any case, no point in testing for a while yet. Not holding out much hope, I'm feeling grumpy and pmt-ish, and I'm getting spots on my chin which is usually down to pre af hormones.

ladywhogrowsveggies Fri 21-Sep-12 08:45:58

4dpo is really early to have any symptoms don't be too hard on yourself. i think i am8dpo today feel completely normal except my coffee tasted a bit weird. On there is a calculation for when you can realistically start testing it really helped me get a bit of a grip on ss last week. really recommend having a go

Angelfifi Fri 21-Sep-12 13:11:47

Hi all,
My af is due on the 29 but im going crazy as im desperate to test lol have order some cheapies off ebay (20 to be exact) im not obsessed honest lol!!!! I am waiting for the post to come and he still hasnt arrived!! I am feeling very sick today and hoping im not reading to much into it and am now thinking is it to early to feel sick! Aarrrggghhh hate this 2 week wait! Sending baby dust to all and hope we all have bfp!!!

ladywhogrowsveggies Fri 21-Sep-12 13:38:27

Angel can you make sure the postman has mine too? i figure for the price i can poas my heart out till the 28th. I swear waiting for my wedding day to come around was easier than waiting these 2 weeks.what other symptom do people have? just found out the milk had turned this morning so i am on no symptoms at all!

redstrawberry Fri 21-Sep-12 14:04:17

hi can I join this testing thread too?

I am coming out of hiding and back on MN. I had a CP in July. Took a break from MN for awhile after getting AF in August and was just too heartbroken to think about ttc. I am in the 2ww right now and going slightly crazy. AF is due between 25th-28th from messed up cycles from the CP. I have had a few symptoms but from previous experiences not reading too much into it. Preparing for AF to arrive and stocking up on Always Ultra sad

babyjamesblackberrycrumble Fri 21-Sep-12 15:55:04

oh Strawberry sorry for your loss but welcome to the thread. I totally get how you feel. I'm on an emotional roller coaster since MC last month.
Have had bad cramps in low abdemon last few days which I'm thinking not a good sign! Not had an AF since MC so prob in for a bad one sad

Lady thanks for that site info. I like it smile Another site to waste some time on wink Having looked on that not really much point in testing until at least day 9! oopsey!

Angelfifi Fri 21-Sep-12 15:58:16

Well the test turned up and guess what i had to do one and of course a big fat neg!!!! booooooo!! Had to be done sorry, ladywhogrowsveggies im only feeling sick at the mo although just had to run after my 2 yr old and my boobs felt a bit sore and though Ohhhhh but nothing now lol i think im kidding myself as its way to early i think!!!!!
Sorry redstrawberry i know what its like we had a cp and we found it hard its not easy all this is it xx

ladywhogrowsveggies Fri 21-Sep-12 17:35:45

I think we need some positive thoughts here, remember we are not out of the game until AF arrives. Using my other internet addiction site we shouldn't be feeling any symptoms until 9dpo and not be feeling blue, or disapointed at BFN until after 11dpo. And as this fred is called end of next week, therefore we have AGES left for us all to get our BFPs.

OK list time - add or update yourselves,(see all these dates are DAYS and DAYS away, that little fertilized egg hasn't even got comfy yet!)

Ladywhogrowsveggies - due Fri 28th - testing Wed 26th
babyjamesblackberrycrumble due ?? - testing Wed 26th
Haylebop12 - due 27th - 30th - testing ??
JamesAndTheGiantBanana - ??
Angelfifi - due 29th - testing - already thanks to ebay
redstrawberry - due 25 - 28th - testing ??

babyjamesblackberrycrumble Fri 21-Sep-12 18:46:20

lol thanks for the talking to Lady Promise to try and be more positive. Bit of an emotional wreck at the moment to be honest! Thanks for the list smile

Angelfifi Fri 21-Sep-12 19:45:16

Ha ha love it lady where would I be without ebay!!! Feeling fine now no signs so just going with positive thoughts lol throwing baby dust to everyone :-) xx

Sorry I'm mn'ing on my phone and can't copy and paste that list, but I think my dates are: af due 1st oct, testing 28th. My cycles aren't 100% regular so not very sure when af is due.

Too early to symptom spot, eh? I guess all these farts are just my fault then blush grin

MonthlyChange Fri 21-Sep-12 23:43:29

Ladywhogrowsveggies - due Fri 28th - testing Wed 26th babyjamesblackberrycrumble due ?? - testing Wed 26th Haylebop12 - due 27th - 30th - testing ?? JamesAndTheGiantBanana - ?? Angelfifi - due 29th - testing - already thanks to ebay redstrawberry - due 25 - 28th - testing ??
Jamesandthegiantbanana - due 1st Oct - testing daily
MonthyChange - due 26th - testing daily thanks to eBay

MonthlyChange Fri 21-Sep-12 23:45:06

Ladywhogrowsveggies - due Fri 28th - testing Wed 26th
babyjamesblackberrycrumble due ?? - testing Wed 26th
Haylebop12 - due 27th - 30th - testing ??
Angelfifi - due 29th - testing -already thanks to ebay
redstrawberry - due 25 - 28th - testing ??
Jamesandthegiantbanana - due 1st Oct - testing daily
MonthyChange - due 26th - testing daily thanks to eBay

MonthlyChange Fri 21-Sep-12 23:46:23

Ignore first failed attempt at list james added you in. 9dpo today and BFN Still feeling sick though

Angelfifi Sat 22-Sep-12 08:28:57

Hi all
well my hopes are dashed as my ds has been up all night being sick :-( so that explains me feeling sick and not the fact i may be pgt!! Glad im not the only one testing monthlychange lol thanks to ebay!!!

Haylebop12 Sat 22-Sep-12 08:38:28

Thanks for the stats monthly!
Yes I'm testing from 27th which is two weeks since I possibly ovulated!
Mc's are a ball ache!!

babyjamesblackberrycrumble Sat 22-Sep-12 08:48:21

Sorry DS is unwell Ange hope he on the mend soon. Plus there is still hope for you. MC def are a "ball ache" *Hayle. Goodness whats going on this WTF cycle for me! Will be 40+ days before AF!!!

Haylebop12 Sat 22-Sep-12 13:24:52

This is my third cycle since mc and things seem to be settling so who knows! Mc to AF was 37 days then AF1 to AF2 was 31 days? "normal cycle" is 28 days.
I feel like doing a cheeky test on Monday :-/ I have 5 strip tests!

redstrawberry Sat 22-Sep-12 14:55:49

Thanks angel and babyjames I will be testing on 28th. I stupidly caved and tested yesterday and had a bfn. I was probably 10/11dpo. sad

MonthlyChange Sat 22-Sep-12 21:11:27

hayley lady did the first stats thread, I only added so can't take credit smile
angel fingers crossed you keep feeling sick when he gets better.
I had a BFN today 10dpo, husband says what the point in doing it now?!
I've never had a mc so can't imagine how you'd start to cope with that and keep ttc after. You're all fab!

Angelfifi Sun 23-Sep-12 09:12:39

Oh dear had to test AGAIN and no surprise bfn!!!!! What is wrong with me!!! Good luck to all testing this week! Baby dust to all xx

Angelfifi Sun 23-Sep-12 10:42:24

And now I have the stomach cramps starting :-( not looking good x

Haylebop12 Sun 23-Sep-12 11:22:42

Oh angel sending you lots of hope that it's not what you think it is :-(

MonthlyChange Sun 23-Sep-12 13:39:39

I've had cramps last week and don't usually get any, maybe I'm just looking too hard for signs! Maybe they're good cramps :-)
Tested again today bfn 11dpo not looking good either

ladywhogrowsveggies Sun 23-Sep-12 14:04:06

Fx for the cramps being good cramps angel. I'm feeling absolutely normal. not looking good for me either. Come on next week!

Angelfifi Sun 23-Sep-12 16:39:05

Oh monthly does that mean af is due wed for you? Fingers crossed for a bfp are u feeling pregnant?? Arrghh its so hard I hate the not knowing!!

MonthlyChange Sun 23-Sep-12 16:48:27

Yep I'm due wednesday, normally 15dpo for AF. Did another POAS today 11dpo, completely negative. Think DH is going to hide them until wednesday! I really thought i did feel pregnant (but I have nothing to compare it too as first time ttc) as was feeling really sick, motion sick completely new for me starving hungry then sick at days 8-10dpo but fine today.
Think it actuall might have been the trimethoprim I'm currently taking makeing me feel sick confused

stickybeans Sun 23-Sep-12 17:01:14

Hello ladies may I join? I'm ttc #1. It's cycle 2 (post mc)...I've added myself to the list

Ladywhogrowsveggies - due Fri 28th - testing Wed 26th babyjamesblackberrycrumble due ??-testing Wed 26th
Haylebop12 - due 27th - 30th - testing ?? Angelfifi - due 29th - testing -already thanks to ebay
redstrawberry - due 25 - 28th - testing ?? Jamesandthegiantbanana - due 1st Oct - testing daily
MonthyChange - due 26th - testing daily thanks to eBay
Stickybeans-due 30th-testing on 26th

MonthlyChange Sun 23-Sep-12 18:01:50

Ladywhogrowsveggies - due Fri 28th - testing Wed 26th babyjamesblackberrycrumble due ??-testing Wed 26th
Haylebop12 - due 27th - 30th - testing ??
Angelfifi - due 29th - testing -already thanks to ebay
redstrawberry - due 25 - 28th - testing ??
Jamesandthegiantbanana - due 1st Oct - testing daily
MonthyChange - due 26th - testing daily thanks to eBay
Stickybeans-due 30th-testing on 26th

my OCD made me straighten out the list sorry stickbeans!

Haylebop12 Sun 23-Sep-12 19:59:41

A quick q&a!
What # dc are you ladies TTC?
Mine is #2. Dd1 is 3.8 and 2nd pg ended in mc in June.

What about everyone else?

ladywhogrowsveggies Sun 23-Sep-12 21:26:05

Hi sticky welcome. I'm ttc #1. so excited. not helping the waiting at all.

I'm ttc dc #3, I have a boy and a girl already, so this one will clinch which child has to share with the baby!

Testing daily? Well, I will, from about 10dpo probably because I can't resist! Think I'm 6dpo today, so I'll starting onnnnnnn thursdayish. But realistically, about tuesday. wink

So, any symptom spotting going on? I've had a pretty constant feeling of fullness/pressure down low for the last few days, and heartburn twice (which I don't often get)

MonthlyChange Sun 23-Sep-12 22:07:39

TTC #1 here.
Glad I'm not the only one symptom spotting! Was feeling sick last week, now its stopped. Was convinced, now I'm not. But have nothing to compare it too! Also glad I'm not the only one daily testing. Dh says why not just wait til AF comes before doing a test?!

Haylebop12 Mon 24-Sep-12 07:37:34

Must be exciting TTC #1! Dd was a mistake surpruseso no constant testing, checking for ovu etc!
I feel like doing a cheeky test this morning! Will report back!

Good luck to those testing today FX!!

Angelfifi Mon 24-Sep-12 08:16:08

Good luck to all those testing this week :-) is it monthly thats due af first? i wont say test first as i we have tested until my our hearts content with no result lol and really dont think i am either but i have hope for a week lol!!! Good luck haylebop12 he he!!

ladywhogrowsveggies Mon 24-Sep-12 08:52:37

How did you get on hayley? My ebay cheapy was a bfn, has anyone had an early bfp with them? Still no symptoms started prodding boods hourly to check. happy Monday everyone

Angelfifi Mon 24-Sep-12 09:23:27

My ebay cheapie was a bfn as well lady :-(

MonthlyChange Mon 24-Sep-12 09:26:01

Bfn here too 12dpo on internet cheapy. Although on my very limited google experience apparantly my internet cheapies go as low as 25 whateverunits and clearblue digital goes down to 50 whateverunits although please correctly me if I am completely wrong!!

Not holding out much hope this cycle. Dtd on a Sat pm, had +ve LH OPK on the tues and weds, so not sure if I've got no chance? How long do those little spermies survive for anyway. I'm ignoring any google research that says only 72 hours!!

Angelfifi Mon 24-Sep-12 11:31:13

Im hoping a long time monthly as we dtd and dont think i ov'ed until 3/4 days later so dont think i have much hope!

Haylebop12 Mon 24-Sep-12 11:33:57

My wilkos cheapie also BFN! Boo!!
Anyone had an early BFN with cheapies?

Haylebop12 Mon 24-Sep-12 11:35:36

Think they last 3-7 days i think?

Angelfifi Mon 24-Sep-12 11:38:52

Sending positive vibes and baby dust!! And crossing fingers for all! Now im going on to to encourage my obsession even more!!

Haylebop12 Mon 24-Sep-12 11:47:21

Early BFP*

MonthlyChange Mon 24-Sep-12 11:58:13

hayley I read your last post first and thought you had a bfp! Buy didn't sound.too.excited.
I asked the same question yesterday here

Angelfifi Mon 24-Sep-12 12:01:51

Its so frutrating, not knowing good answers on that thread though monthly How are you feeling today any signs sticking out? Hows the boobs?

Haylebop12 Mon 24-Sep-12 12:14:08

Haha I would be woohooing and yeehaahing if I did!!
How's everyone feeling?

MonthlyChange Mon 24-Sep-12 12:22:13

Feeling absolutely nothing today, bit gutted that all the sickness stopped on Saturday. Got it in my head that if I was pregnant it should have shown up by now with only 2 days to go. Agh, don't know how people do this wait thing for years, been trying since May, but this cycle is the first one I've ovulated and got a 2ww from.

Think I would have ovulated 4/5 days after dtd

MonthlyChange Mon 24-Sep-12 14:59:40

Poo. Think I'm getting premenstrual. Bit mood swingy at Dh and he says I'm getting pre-menstrual and he normally knows when my period is due before me.

stickybeans Mon 24-Sep-12 15:58:20

Has anyone ever had implantation bleeding before? I'm not sure if that's what I'm experiencing or if af is showing early.....

clueles Mon 24-Sep-12 16:26:33

Hi guys, I'm dpo12 today, and going insane! Haven't tested and haven't had any af cramps or anything which I think I would normally have had by now. Just trying not to get too excited!

Angelfifi Mon 24-Sep-12 16:35:08

Ohhhh good luck clueles when r u going to test? fingers crossed!!

Is tooth ache a sign lol i have that!!!!!

Angelfifi Mon 24-Sep-12 16:40:00

stickybeans when is af due? fingers crossed its implantation x

stickybeans Mon 24-Sep-12 16:48:26

Due on the 30th....thank you Angel I don't know what to think...this would be #1 for DH and I. I had a mc in July so we really hope this is it.

Haylebop12 Mon 24-Sep-12 17:41:51

FX sticky :-)

babyjamesblackberrycrumble Mon 24-Sep-12 18:16:40

Hi all. So I caved and tested on IC and not surprisingly BFN!!!
My boobs are a little tender although this happens before AF and had some low abdomen pressure since last Thursday but gone today. I don't really know what to expect this cycle after MC.

I have one DS who is 2:7 and had the MC last month.

stickybeans Mon 24-Sep-12 18:16:49

Thank you Haylebop Fx for us all!!!

Haylebop12 Mon 24-Sep-12 18:34:40

babyjames I'm in my third cycle since mc and still don't know what's going on! Not even sure I ovu'd this month!

MonthlyChange Mon 24-Sep-12 18:37:59

I think I'm going to cave in and start doing temping next month to see if actually ovulate, have just assumed I would following getting LH surge. Think I can feel AF coming, will test again tomorrow morning (day13dpo)
Showering you all with babydust

Haylebop12 Mon 24-Sep-12 19:11:00

Me too monthly! At least I'll know if I actually ovd or not!

clueles Mon 24-Sep-12 20:11:07

Thanks, don't know lol, wanna wait as long as I can keep away from the sticks so less risk of false neg! I've been wanting savoury even though I normally have a massive sweet tooth, and my boobs feel really full/hard lol. Don't wanna get my hopes up but can't stop thinking about it!

clueles Mon 24-Sep-12 20:15:11

I have to say, I started charring using the book 'taking charge of your fertility' and I've really enjoyed knowing what is going on with my body! I have polycystic ovaries, so never know what's happening, but charting showed me exactly when I'm ovulatng and therefore when to expect AF. Def worth a read, massive book though!

ladywhogrowsveggies Mon 24-Sep-12 21:16:30

Clueles they are some good symptoms you have there.

babyjamesblackberrycrumble Tue 25-Sep-12 07:22:14

Morning all. Is the book expensive Clueless ? I think I'd be interested but not sure I'd find the time to read it at the moment!
I have officially turned into a loon. Have tested again this morning with IC even though I knew would be negative! sad Not feeling at all hopeful anymore as all the symptoms I had have gone and am feeling like AF may be not far away
Need some distracting today. Got day off with DS so going to try and keep busy and have some quality time even though he full of cold and a cough.

Angelfifi Tue 25-Sep-12 07:42:53

Aww babyjames i am with you, i even gave up the will to test as i know its going to be neg :-( and feeling like af is not far away, having cramping this morn which is what i get when shes not far away.
Good luck to everyone else x

ladywhogrowsveggies Tue 25-Sep-12 07:44:32

I'm out AF arrived early this morning didnt even get to test. Boo. Fx everyone going to keep a look in see how you all get on.

Haylebop12 Tue 25-Sep-12 09:14:30

angel me too, dull numb pain :-(

Sorry to hear of your unwanted arrival lady

Ho hum :-(

Angelfifi Tue 25-Sep-12 09:46:58

Oh no lady fingers crossed for next month xx

Well i couldnt help it and dont know why i did it, clinging to hope i suppose but did another IC test and as i thought bfn grrrrr why do i do it!!

babyjamesblackberrycrumble Tue 25-Sep-12 14:05:54

So sorry Lady be kind to yourself and treat yourself to something nice for tea, a soak in the bath and a good cry. I will keep my FX that next month is your month.

I have had a lovely day off visiting a friend and her DS then took my DS to the pet shop to see the fish and guinipigs. Now I'm back at home and back to noticing every cramp and lack of symptoms! Boo to AF cramps!

Angie607 Tue 25-Sep-12 14:13:09

Can I join in? Lol. I'm just wishful thinking gonna test next Friday.....5th I think? Not due on till 14thish but started trying on Monday just gone so I WILL get my positive....or go bankrupt trying lol

Haylebop12 Tue 25-Sep-12 14:15:08

Welcome angie
We are all hoping for some good news on this thread!

pinksky Tue 25-Sep-12 17:57:10

Ladies, may I join you? Technically testing slightly later than most of you - currently 6dpo with a 27 day cycle, so will probably test first on Sat/Sun.

This is our first month TTC our first baby - have been symptom spotting although have nothing to judge them by! No cramps but more CM than usual at this time. My sense of smell is acute and the smell of some dirty dishes made me retch this morning, but I am getting over a crappy cold so it may just be my nose being restored to working order!

A question - if AF shows will any of you take a break the next few months to avoid a summer baby? It was mentioned by someone at work who is TTC. Many of our friends have struggled to get pregnant or have suffered losses so I don't take this for granted and I'm not sure I want to lose any chances now we've decided to go for it.

Babydust to you all, and also my thoughts to those who have lost pregnancies and babies X

babyjamesblackberrycrumble Tue 25-Sep-12 18:30:20

Welcome Angie and Pink

To answer your question Pink no we wont stop trying if don't get our BFP this month. I am in my 30's and have had 1 MC so as you said I want to have every opportunity to conceive. My friend who is a teacher "planned" to try and have September babies. Both her DC came very early and are June and July so things don't always work out as planned anyway. As it happens they are both doing very well at School / Nursery smile

Haylebop12 Tue 25-Sep-12 18:32:43

pink welcome! Bravo for your symptom spotting!! I'm very good at baking EVERYTHING a pg symptom!
I kinda know what you mean about holding out to avoid summer baby! Although my last pg was due 27/12 so timing isn't my best feature!!
I myself am a VERY late August baby and I don't believe that affected me in anyway.
Saying that I HOPE that I am pg this month because I want to avoid it but as this is my 3rd cycle of TTC I don't wanna wait any longer so putting it off for next couple cycles isn't an option!

pinksky Tue 25-Sep-12 18:43:28

Thank you for the welcome babyjames and Hayle

Thanks for your thoughts on timing - I'm also in my 30s, and just feel it's not worth taking a break. It just hadn't ever occurred to me that people might plan things to that degree and the people in the conversation at work were all very pro.

I'm off to sit in bed with a cuppa for a bit (adds 'tired' to my symptom list wink ) - I hope you all have a lovely eve.

Haylebop12 Tue 25-Sep-12 18:47:19

I'm in my mid 20's but dd is 3.8 so time isn't on my side for age gap purposes. In not tired, don't have sore boobs or anything but I've been eating a lot of bagels and Phillyhmm

babyjamesblackberrycrumble Tue 25-Sep-12 18:53:03

Remind me when your BFP due Hayle I have a CB digital in the draw and have been so tempted to use it! may just crack tomorrow!

Haylebop12 Tue 25-Sep-12 19:14:39

Well last cycle was 31 days which puts it to 30/9, however as "normal cycle" was 28 days before mc in expecting AF from 27/9.
I only have cheapie strip tests but may do one tomoz. I'm not convinced I even ovu'd this cycle! So really have no idea how many DPO I may be! Possibly 9/10 though?
Erugh it's so messed up :-(
I'm doing OPKs next cycle sad

MonthlyChange Tue 25-Sep-12 19:22:44

lady boo!
I think I may be joining you too. Got major pre AF cramps this morning at work then spotting this afternoon, so fully expect a visit tonight. Oh than and a bfn today 13dpo (guessing would be +ve now if it was going to be) so out for me too me thinks. I'll hand my baby dust over to everyone else

MonthlyChange Tue 25-Sep-12 19:32:06

oh and work collegue announced she was 14 weeks preggars today. only mildly jealous

MonthlyChange Tue 25-Sep-12 19:44:12

Ladywhogrowsveggies - due Fri 28th - testing Wed 26th EVIL AF
babyjamesblackberrycrumble due ??-testing Wed 26th
Haylebop12 - due 27th - 30th - testing ??
Angelfifi - due 29th - testing -already thanks to ebay
redstrawberry - due 25 - 28th - testing ??
Jamesandthegiantbanana - due 1st Oct - testing daily
MonthyChange - due 26th - testing daily thanks to eBay
Stickybeans-due 30th-testing on 26th
Pinksky - due ? testing 29th/30th
Angie607 due 14th oct, testing 5th Oct
clueles ?due ?testing

MonthlyChange Tue 25-Sep-12 19:45:19

Thought I'd update the list, apologies if missed anyone out, free feel to add to and update, looks like there are several testing tomorrow! Eek

Haylebop12 Tue 25-Sep-12 19:57:26

Oh monthly! Shit isn't it!
One of my friends is due 3 days after I was. Watching her bump grow and her get excited us really difficult sometimes :-(

Haylebop12 Tue 25-Sep-12 19:58:34

Ladywhogrowsveggies - due Fri 28th - testing Wed 26th EVIL AF
babyjamesblackberrycrumble due ??-testing Wed 26th
Haylebop12 - due 27th - 30th - testing 27th onwards!
Angelfifi - due 29th - testing -already thanks to ebay
redstrawberry - due 25 - 28th - testing ??
Jamesandthegiantbanana - due 1st Oct - testing daily
MonthyChange - due 26th - testing daily thanks to eBay
Stickybeans-due 30th-testing on 26th
Pinksky - due ? testing 29th/30th
Angie607 due 14th oct, testing 5th Oct
clueles ?due ?testing

Haylebop12 Tue 25-Sep-12 19:59:05

Just updates mine :-) although may sneak in a cheeky test tomoz!

babyjamesblackberrycrumble Tue 25-Sep-12 20:12:43

Boo hiss to AF cramps sad
I have had cramps and dull ache for a while now. This cycle is all messed up because of MC. Think must be around 40 days now, can't remember without checking. Think I may have ovulated around the 17th which was day 31 as was using opk's. Am thinking it is probably a waste to use the digital but sooo tempting!
Thanks for the list update Monthly

pinksky Tue 25-Sep-12 20:31:54

Thanks for adding me to the list Monthly. Sorry about the cramps & BFN sad
Good luck to everyone testing tomorrow

Angie607 Tue 25-Sep-12 20:38:25

So is it just me that gets majorly confused with the whole ovulation cycle thing? confused
I only really know that I'm due on the second weekend of the month but after the cerazette I dunno :/


pinksky Tue 25-Sep-12 20:45:09

Angie I'm not 100% on it all - I started writing down my cycle dates (1st day AF) a year ago and luckily it's pretty regular. Then I used the mn tools & now countdowntopregnancy. Had sex every other day for a week at the time the countdown site told me (they have an 'intercourse timing calculator!)

Haylebop12 Tue 25-Sep-12 20:49:34

Me too Pinksky, eod during ovu period and a few extra for good measure!
However since mc I have no idea what's going on!
I used ovu calculator on

Like I said before I'm not even sure I ovu'd this month!

Sending good luck to tomorrows testers!!

pinksky Tue 25-Sep-12 21:01:54

Hope if you don't get a BFP then your cycle stabilises soon Hayle - it must be stressful.

Haylebop12 Tue 25-Sep-12 21:12:48

Thanks pink
If AF does show up I want it to be 27th but as we all no NOTHING ever goes according to plan!

stickybeans Tue 25-Sep-12 22:09:38

Ooo I'm scared, I'm scared!!! Af due in 5 days! Getting minor cramping here and there......why does getting pregnant have to be so hard! I just want a baby is that too much to ask!?!

Haylebop12 Wed 26-Sep-12 01:21:20

I'm out, AF just arrived. Gutted but every cloud and that. Cycle has been normal 28 days which hopefully means I can predict ovu a little better.

Good luck to u testers! I have everything crossed :-)

babyjamesblackberrycrumble Wed 26-Sep-12 07:41:46

Sorry AF got you Hale I hope things are all settled down for you now.

BFN for me today on Clear Blue Digital sad

Angie607 Wed 26-Sep-12 08:00:25

Sorry to hear it hayle

pinksky Wed 26-Sep-12 08:34:02

I'm sorry Hayle. all the best for next month, I will keep fx for you

How many dpo do you think you are, babyjames? About 9? Hope you're feeling ok - still time for that BFP

Haylebop12 Wed 26-Sep-12 08:57:37

Thanks everyone, I'm used to this now and someday it will be my turn!

Angelfifi Wed 26-Sep-12 12:00:18

Hi peeps and all newbies!!
Sorry Af has turned up hayle :-( it will be your turn soon xxxx
I did my usual test this am and a bfn :-(
Although am feeling very ill today so dont know if this bug is going around the house again oh and my gums were bleeding while brushing this morn, but a bfn on test???? so not getting hopes up xx

MonthlyChange Wed 26-Sep-12 12:44:04

Sorry hayley think I'm joining you.
I'm 14dpo and bfn today, think I may have had LH rise but no ovulation this cycle, as got the rise at 6 weeks and currently 8 weeks. Usually have a 12 week cycle when don't ovulate. Usually 6/7 week cycles.

Haylebop12 Wed 26-Sep-12 12:55:40

I'm gonna use OPKs this cycle to check because I reckon I didn't ovu.
Anyone used them? They are just the cheap strips. Think I paid about £1.70 for 5?

Angie607 Wed 26-Sep-12 12:59:31

I got some from tesco cheapest I could fine were £7 for 7 strips :/

Haylebop12 Wed 26-Sep-12 13:02:58

These were from wilkinsons. Think I'll use them and if no luck with try something more expensive.

Angie607 Wed 26-Sep-12 13:10:07

Good luck smile I've just ordered some pg strip tests from eBay to start 'dipping' next week but they were only £1.50 for 30 so no idea how useful they will be :/ lol

MonthlyChange Wed 26-Sep-12 13:27:55

Ovulation sticks got from eBay/amazon 50 for around 6 quid. Works, just don't know if I was actually ovulating after getting the LH surge. Can test every day with that many sometimes twice

pinksky Wed 26-Sep-12 13:41:06

I'm sorry you're still getting BFNs Monthly. Good luck with the OPKs and pg tests everyone.

Novice question - when people say they don't think they ovulated this cycle, is that common? If you don't ovulate, do you have an extended cycle (ie, miss a period)?

I bought and tried a clear blue today - BFN unsurprisingly. I'd better calm down or I'll be bankrupt (and mad) before I'm pg.

MonthlyChange Wed 26-Sep-12 14:10:55

I'm out. AF here and hugging a hot water bottle. Did ovulate as always 14 from then to AF.
Pinksky ive got pcos so all hit and miss with cycles, if you're cycles are regular and not super extended you are probably ovulating :-) eBay for tests!

Haylebop12 Wed 26-Sep-12 14:17:44

Anyone wanna sebd me a link to eBay advert? For OPKs?
Much Appreciated!

stickybeans Wed 26-Sep-12 14:57:50

Sorry Hayle & Monthly.Bfn for me this morning too....hoping that it's just too early. Good Luck everyone!!

MonthlyChange Wed 26-Sep-12 15:18:10

Get mine from amazon. Just ordered my third batch, so sticks 100-150!

amazon ovulation per sticks

Will update the list. Think ill hang around and put my next text date on there when I know my new found friends!

MonthlyChange Wed 26-Sep-12 15:26:52

Ladywhogrowsveggies - EVIL A F
babyjamesblackberrycrumble due ??-testing Wed 26th
Haylebop12 - EVIL AF
Angelfifi - due 29th - testing -already thanks to ebay
redstrawberry - due 25 - 28th - testing ??
Jamesandthegiantbanana - due 1st Oct - testing daily
MonthyChange - EVIL AF
Stickybeans -due 30th-testing on 26th
Pinksky - due ? testing 29th/30th
Angie607 due 14th oct, testing 5th Oct
clueles ?due ?testing

Haylebop12 Wed 26-Sep-12 15:30:22

Oh dear I've just brought 50 ovu sticks and 15 pg test strips!
Dh will think I've lost it!!

Haylebop12 Wed 26-Sep-12 15:32:00

Come on ladies. AF has claimed its first 3 victims. Let's not have any more!

pinksky Wed 26-Sep-12 15:57:44

Really sorry to hear that, Monthly sad Lots of babydust for next cycle, and thanks for the info on ovulation.

Haylebop12 Wed 26-Sep-12 17:11:54

Pink, when I say I don't think I ovu'd I mean I had no noticeable ewcm that would indicate it.

pinksky Wed 26-Sep-12 18:44:15

Thank you, Hayle. I haven't monitored ewcm before - will have a search.

Haylebop12 Wed 26-Sep-12 18:49:18

Nor me until now!!
Mc has made me conceiving mad!

babyjamesblackberrycrumble Wed 26-Sep-12 18:51:19

So sorry Hayle and Monthly wine wine wine

Lol at Pink searching for EWCM grin . Is that actually searching or web searching wink

Think I must be 9 or 10 days passed Ovulation now. Just tested with IC and still BFN! Will hold onto the other digital I think!

pinksky Wed 26-Sep-12 19:14:48

haha! grin I did indeed mean web searching - you probably don't need to know if I'm rummaging around for cm...

When are you going to test next babyjames?

babyjamesblackberrycrumble Wed 26-Sep-12 19:30:22

grin Pink
I don't know when to test next. I'd like to say the weekend but know that would never happen! Prob again tomorrow with an IC!

Haylebop12 Wed 26-Sep-12 20:11:30

What's an IC blush

Angie607 Wed 26-Sep-12 21:51:21

Anyone else really bloated? Or maybe I'm just full of swimmers lol

Haylebop12 Wed 26-Sep-12 22:40:20

Let's hope so angie grin

babyjamesblackberrycrumble Thu 27-Sep-12 08:01:11

IC = Internet Cheapy (Pregnancy test strip) Hayle
FX Angie
I have AF cramps sad

Haylebop12 Thu 27-Sep-12 09:15:56

Thanks babyjames that's what I have coming grin

pinksky Thu 27-Sep-12 10:22:38

You OK, babyjames? And how are you, Hayle?

I've splashed out on some expensive tests (although 3 for 2 at Boots) - two first response, one CB digital. AF is due next Weds so I might test with on Friday... this is the only month I'm letting myself have expensive tests - it'll be the ICs next cycle!

Angelfifi Thu 27-Sep-12 11:11:37

Hi peeps,
How are we all?
sorry about the bfn, hugs all round and nasty af turning up.
Have to say on the ov stick thing i never had much luck with them they use to stress me out more so gave up on them lol.
well i had a horrid sickness bug so all my hopes were dashed with all the symptom spotting!! im feeling fine today :-(
Still did a IC test this am but stil bfn. Af is due sat so think something would show up now if i was.
Have a good day all.
Baby dust to all xx

pinksky Thu 27-Sep-12 12:42:49

Hey Angel - sorry about the bug sad. No pre AF cramps though?

No symptoms for me today, apart from my continuing amazing sense of smell, which I think is probably just because I'm over my cold.

Angelfifi Thu 27-Sep-12 13:54:01

Hi pink yes I'm having pre af cramps coming with a vengeance as well :-( boo sounds promising for u fingers crossed xx

Angie607 Thu 27-Sep-12 14:32:13

Someone ease give me a slap! My sense of smell is unbelievable this last two days and I'm bloated even when I've not eaten. But have only been actively trying for 5 days....surely it's all in my head right?

Angelfifi Thu 27-Sep-12 15:48:56

Oh angie fingers crossed!! Have you done a test yet? When are you testing? Xx

pinksky Thu 27-Sep-12 16:45:52

Ah boo indeed, sorry Angel. I'm a good few days behind you - tested yesterday at a very ambitious 7 days before AF due... Might have another go tomorrow morning, just to waste some more money!

Fx for you, Angie smile

Angie607 Thu 27-Sep-12 17:33:17

I got a test from asda but obv a bfn cos its way too early. Just wishful thinking I think! Gonna start testing properly next Friday! A whole 8 days wait!!! :/


babyjamesblackberrycrumble Thu 27-Sep-12 17:52:46

Hi all,
hope your feeling better now Angel Boo hiss to these cramps! Not over till the red lady sings though!
Pink and Angie step away from the sticks! That was me last week!
I have had a busy day at work racing around on home visits so not much time to think. Now I'm home I'm noticing the cramps more. I have been a tad envy off all the people today with their large broods of children!

Angelfifi Thu 27-Sep-12 18:05:26

I think af has come early as I had some spotting lunchtime today so think she is on her way :-(
Good luck angie and pink xx

Angie607 Thu 27-Sep-12 18:25:19

Casually throws fistfuls of babydust at everyone.......

pinksky Fri 28-Sep-12 06:49:29

Hello all, a BFN for me this morn (I know, babyjames!), 5 days before AF is due. I'm feeling a little pre menstrual also (bloaty, warmer). Still time, but just don't feel hopeful as I did at the start of the 2ww. Is that how it is for everyone? Start off optimistically then talk/test yourself out of it as AF due date nears? What a roller coaster! Think maybe not testing til 1-2 days before might be best - the BFNs are a real downer even if there's a chance it's too early.
Hope everyone is doing OK this morn

Angie607 Fri 28-Sep-12 07:41:17

FX pink, maybe tomorrow.....


pinksky Fri 28-Sep-12 07:54:55

Thanks, Angie - and you too smile

Angelfifi Fri 28-Sep-12 09:36:35

Hi all,
Well Af has arrived, so not feeling in the best of moods this morning and actually wondering if i can go through the disappointment again next month!! We will see!!
Good luck to everyone else testing xxx

Haylebop12 Fri 28-Sep-12 09:40:57

Oh angel so sorry! I too feel like there's only so long I'm gonna put up with it!

Sending you good luck pink do it for the team!!

Angie607 Fri 28-Sep-12 10:41:50

Oh angel I'm sorry to hear it Hun
Big hugs

babyjamesblackberrycrumble Fri 28-Sep-12 11:05:00

Well after testing last night with IC and not so much of a hint of a line I got a BFP 1-2 weeks today on Clear Blue Digital! Lots of mixed emotions as I havn't had an AF since MC and am so worried something will go wrong again. Felt very sick earlier but DH has a tummy bug. I have taken the day off work today to rest and hope that I don't end up with the full blown bug!

So sorry Angel that the outcome wasn't better for you.

Angie607 Fri 28-Sep-12 11:15:20

Oooooh baby how exciting!!!
Fingers n toes n everything crossed for you!! Well apart from my legs haha ;)

babyjamesblackberrycrumble Fri 28-Sep-12 11:30:28

grin Angie

pinksky Fri 28-Sep-12 11:32:59

Angel - very sorry to hear it XX

pinksky Fri 28-Sep-12 11:44:26

babyjames that is wonderful news, so happy for you. Very sensible to have the day off. I hope you're tucked up on the sofa - lots of fluids! A slightly pointless anecdote, but my dearest friend got pg 1st cycle after MC and had a very healthy straightforward pregnancy - MCs are often so cruelly random. You have that BFP! smile XX

babyjamesblackberrycrumble Fri 28-Sep-12 11:50:31

Thanks for that Pink am an emotional wreck today.

Haylebop12 Fri 28-Sep-12 12:10:23

We have a graduate! babyjames so pleased for you!
Is everyone back to TTC once AF has fooked off?

Angie607 Fri 28-Sep-12 12:15:14

Question ladies - mild cramps today, nothing major just niggly, but not due on till mid month :/

ladywhogrowsveggies Fri 28-Sep-12 12:25:12

Just came in for a look to see how you were all doing and yay go +
babyjames we have a thread graduate congrats snd lots of fx for a happy and heathly pg. made my day x x

babyjamesblackberrycrumble Fri 28-Sep-12 18:07:09

Angie Ive had cramps for over a week now so not all are bad. (I hope)
smile Lady - happy but feeling really anxious after last time. As you said FX for things this time. Hope this is your cycle xxx

pinksky Fri 28-Sep-12 18:31:57

Hope you're doing OK, babyjames, and that the tummy bug has stayed away.

I'm away for a family reunion this weekend but am still going to test sunday (3 days before AF due) so have packed two tests, including a clearblue digital - they seem lucky wink

Have a lovely weekend all - take good care of yourselves X

MonthlyChange Sat 29-Sep-12 11:50:50

baby whoo! That's great, fingers crossed its a sticky baby. Maybe the trick is to be the op smile

My 50 ovulation sticks, 20 pregnancy tests and basal thermometer arrived this morning, so ill be here next month, (well cycles are 6-8 weeks o a while)

Congrats babyjames!

Good luck to everyone else still here/trying. I've got a few days left til af due so keeping fx but still getting bfns every morning.

DamnTheManSaveTheEmpire Sat 29-Sep-12 14:08:24

Congratulations babyjames!

Haylebop12 Sat 29-Sep-12 14:17:36

monthly my 50 ovu sticks and 15 ICs came this morning!
DH will not know what's hit him this month!

FX for you giantpeach!!

Angie607 Sat 29-Sep-12 14:27:53

My 30 ICs came yesterday....I've done 3 already even though in supposed to be waiting till Friday (wonder if I will have to re order lol) FX banana

Throws out some sticky baby dust :D


Angie607 Sat 29-Sep-12 14:32:02

Lol hayle
My conversation last night :
DH "hi love"
Me "hi, quickie?"
DH "you only want me for my sperm don't u"
Me "yep. Kit off"
DH #sigh
Haha. It's a good job he's got a sense of humour


Haylebop12 Sat 29-Sep-12 16:56:39

Oh my god angie I think dh and I had the exact same convo last month!!
DH - we doing it then?
Me - yes, make it quick I'm tired!
DH - me too!

Angie607 Sat 29-Sep-12 17:40:11

'Will u hurry up I'm knackered lol'

lowra Sat 29-Sep-12 18:54:49

Hi everyone. If there is anyone left on this thread. I've been avidly reading all these threads and have learnt so much!

Is anyone still testing? I'm testing in the morning and i'm 10 or 11 dpo I think but I could be way off. I'm not hopeful, no symptoms to speak of, 2 bfns already and we only dtd 3 times this cycle, and I'm not exactly sure when I ovulated.

October is the month when I get serious.

StoneBaby Sat 29-Sep-12 20:02:48

I'll be starting testing from next Saturday. My cycle is very irregular (between 35 and 40 days) so AF should be anytime between 5 and 9 October. We dtd last week which hopefully would have been my ovulation time.

Is anybody still testing?

pinksky Sat 29-Sep-12 20:38:54

How is everyone? Hope you're all ok, and you're doing well, babyjames?

I think I'm similar to you James (and lowra?) - about 11dpo, but not 100% on that. Two bfns so far. Thinking of testing again tomorrow but not sure I wan to! Away and
Think Angie is due a similar time to you, Stonebaby

pinksky Sat 29-Sep-12 20:41:51

How is everyone? Hope you're all ok, and you're doing well, babyjames?

I think I'm similar to you James (and lowra?) - about 11dpo, but not 100% on that. Two bfns so far. Thinking of testing again tomorrow but not sure I wan to!

Have no symptoms atm, apart from cm but I haven't been monitoring that so not sure if it's different this cycle. Will be more vigilant next month!

Think Angie is due a similar time to you, Stonebaby smile


pinksky Sat 29-Sep-12 20:43:14

Oops, sorry for the double post! Not good at posting on the phone blush

babyjamesblackberrycrumble Sat 29-Sep-12 21:05:36

Hi all. I'm doing ok thanks Pink . Still testing negative on the IC tests! That worries me. I'l have to go to the shops 2mor and get some more tests in. So worried things will go wrong again.

lowra Sat 29-Sep-12 22:37:48

Pink and James wafting positive vibes in your direction.

I have a FRER on my bedside table that has been glinting at me for the last few days so will defo be poas in the morning.

pinksky Sat 29-Sep-12 22:52:43

Lots of good wishes for all of us POAS-ing tomorrow then - reassurance for you, babyjames, and happy news for the rest of us

Angie607 Sat 29-Sep-12 23:19:56

I'll be testing Friday smile

Getting a bit poas crazy here, just realised I hadn't had a wee since 6 pm so thought I may as well test, bfn still. 12 dpo tomorrow but will there be any point in wasting another stick in 7 hours time?

Anyone else have no/dry cm? Wondering if its a good or a bad sign. Also I've been lay on my back tonight reading, notthinking about anything ttc ish, and suddenly became aware of my own pulse thumping away in my uterus region. Could it be from extra blood pumping around the area? Am I talking crap? Probably. wink

Argh doesn't the waiting drive you mad?

lowra Sun 30-Sep-12 01:52:29

Hi James. Another night owl here. I'm lying awake imagining symptoms and have convinced myself I am well and truly diffed. But I've not got much cm so not sure what that means either.

Boo to your bfn. If I were you I would try to hold out to monday now but easier said than done I know. Yep the waiting game is not a fun one x

pinksky Sun 30-Sep-12 07:37:45

Morning all. Good symptom spotting James & lowra. Agree you should h

pinksky Sun 30-Sep-12 07:47:27

Gah! Really shouldn't post from my phone! Meant to say, agree you should hold off til Monday, James.

Well, not only a BFN for me on a cb digital this morning but AF seems to be arriving sad - CD24 today, so likely to be a shorter than usual cycle this month, god knows why. we're going on holiday on Friday so she should be gone by then... every cloud and all that! And at least the not knowing is over.

Fx to all of those left in the running - one graduate so far, time and room for more smile

lowra Sun 30-Sep-12 10:27:23


Sorry about your bfn Pinksky. I got one aswell this morning after convincing myself I was most definitely diffed.

I still have slight cramps, but AF is probably not due for another 5 or 6 days as I think I have a long luteal phase. I may or may not be 10PO, but if I'm less I'm probably out anyway due to shag timings. I'm convinced I felt implantation cramps on Wednesday but I would expect to have tested positive by now if that's the case. Gah it's all so confusing.

Hope everyone has a happy Sunday with plenty of fun distractions!

Angie607 Sun 30-Sep-12 12:42:44

morning afternoon ladies. Sorry about the bfn pink and lowra.
My slight cramps from the other day buggered off within a few hours and having a bit more CM (lovely!) so I dunno if that's a good sign or not?
Also went to a clairvoyant last night. And my grandma and grandad both came through and my grandma said that I'm having twins. Not sure if any of you are believers but the things that were said were spot on.
Itching to get to Friday so I can test!


Ooh exciting, angie! Twins eh? Stranger things have happened! wink

Don't test til Monday? Nooooo I have zero willpower, I'll pee on anything, me! grin tested this morning and saw... something. I don't know if it's an evap, a fainter than faint shadow like line or a figment of my imagination, frankly. You know how you can "see" lines because you want to? I guess the next couple of days will decide it either way.

Good luck and baby dust everyone. Congrats, urban! smile

lowra Sun 30-Sep-12 20:13:53

Ooh James, exciting news. Any more symptoms to report?

Angie607 Sun 30-Sep-12 20:40:17

Oooooo banana exciting!!!!

Holding a bag of baby dust in front of a fan!


Thanks, no terribly exciting symptoms to report, still the same with no cm, had a couple of very sharp stabby pains in my boobs over the last few days but that doesn't mean much, I'm pretty sure that in my last two pg my boobs didn't get sore or different til I was about 5 months along.

Quite tempted to poas tonight to see if there's anything there, but it's only been 3 hours since I last went to the loo so it probably would be too dilute. addict! wink

Any symptoms, anyone? I bet I'm making it all up and af will come along next week to make me look stupid.

Angie607 Sun 30-Sep-12 20:54:17

I just poas too lol. Seriously by the time I'm supposed to be testing I'm not gonna have any tests left haha obsessed much? :/
I've not had anything since the bloating and cramps mid week, but I do feel a little....different.
Also my face has decided to explode with spots, and the only other times I have for them is when I was pg with 1 & 2, and I have been a right irritable cow as usual this week but maybe that's cos I'm thinking too much?

lowra Sun 30-Sep-12 21:13:16

Noonday = boobs smile

lowra Sun 30-Sep-12 21:14:59

My symptoms have gone. I did have some cm but that's dried up! My noonday feel completely normal. I occasionally have a funny feeling in my lower abdomen. Will see how I feel tomorrow...

I just got a bfp! There is no shocked emoticon! It's very faint, but definitely there. I redid the test with another stick (same wee) to check I wasn't seeing things, but both have a faint pink line.

Haylebop12 Sun 30-Sep-12 23:30:12

Eeeek james a possible graduate!

babyjames how you getting on?

Angie607 Mon 01-Oct-12 08:03:09

Ooooooo banana congratulations!!!!


pinksky Mon 01-Oct-12 08:33:43

CONGRATULATIONS James - that's fantastic news! Another graduate!!

I'm so pleased we've had some bfps. Yes, babyjames - how are you doing?

lowra Mon 01-Oct-12 18:24:48

Congratulations James/Banana grin

Well another BFN for me this morning FRER (not FMU), I think I must be around 11dpo but I'm not charting.

However this afternoon I spotted some pink in my CM, and I feel a bit nauseous. AF not due for another 4 or 5 days as I have a fairly long cycle. The pinky cm is exactly what happened with DD but I think I was around 14 dpo when I tested that time.

Hmmmmmm... still trying to hold out some hope for this cycle.

BettyFlutterbly Mon 01-Oct-12 19:45:17

Hi ladies, can I join your poas mania?
I am 8dpo and desperate to start testing. I have a few ic left frpm last month.
I have a 2 yr old dd already who I got pg with first cycle ttc.
I had an early mc last month but ov'd on day 18 of cycle and am convinced I'm pg again this month.
Congrats James.
Fx to everyone else.

lowra Mon 01-Oct-12 21:35:26

Hi Betty and welcome to POASers corner.

Sorry about your mc. I also have a DD (18 months) who was conceived in cycle one! FX that we get our BFPs this month. I keep saying I'm not going to test tomorrow but I know I will hmm

BettyFlutterbly Mon 01-Oct-12 22:05:43

Hi ladies, can I join your poas mania?
I am 8dpo and desperate to start testing. I have a few ic left frpm last month.
I have a 2 yr old dd already who I got pg with first cycle ttc.
I had an early mc last month but ov'd on day 18 of cycle and am convinced I'm pg again this month.
Congrats James.
Fx to everyone else.

pinksky Mon 01-Oct-12 22:12:56

lowra that sounds really positive - good symptom spotting smile

Welcome Betty I'm sorry to hear about your mc. Very best wishes for this cycle.

I'm back to CD1 today - cycle was only 24 days, 3 less than usual for some reason. But at least there's a chance I could still get a bfp in October!

FX to everyone waiting to poas X

Runningforgold Mon 01-Oct-12 22:21:09

Hello all I'm a 1st timer. I'm 10 dpo and was telling myself I would not even contemplate testing until af was late, but here I am on this feed and with a clear blue test in the bathroom calling out to me!!! I usually have a 32 day cycle so not due af till the weekend. Peeing alot today and lower back and ab pressure, plus I have never been so tired at work, like can't see straight tired!!

Haylebop12 Mon 01-Oct-12 22:33:09

FX for you newbies!!

pinksky I am cd 8 today so have compiled a "sex plan" which I shall present to dh! Im joining you in a BFP In October! Although ovu day we are staying at MILs so hoping it comes before or after. I have 50 ovu sticks to check grin

Angie607 Mon 01-Oct-12 22:48:13

Welcome ladies smile
I'm not having many symptoms sad what am I supposed to be looking out for again?

pinksky Mon 01-Oct-12 22:50:49

Hayle grin No doubt you'll manage to dtd at the right time irrespective of where you are! We've agreed every other day from end of af (CD4) onwards. I've also bought some conceive plus to try, thought it might be worth a go. Here's fx to our bfps before the end of the month.

Running good luck, and I guess a frer could show a bfp from tomorrow..? I managed to work my way through four tests before af arrived, but will be calmer next month (I hope!)

Haylebop12 Mon 01-Oct-12 23:18:47

I lied, I'm cd5. So sex plan starts cd 8-cd 22! Think we should have it covered! My sticks are a back up as not sure how to use them!! I'll just POASing!!

BettyFlutterbly Tue 02-Oct-12 16:26:38

I'm due af on Sunday but think I might wait til 10th to poas just to avoid false negative.
I am totally bloated today but haven't had any cramps. I did have a twinge or two the other day. I hope this is implantation and not af coming.
In my last pg my dd told me I had a baby in my tummy! She hasn't said anything yet this month!!

StoneBaby Tue 02-Oct-12 19:08:16

I've been peeing a lot recently so I POAS today and got a BFN. Surprisingly, I'm not disapointed as AF is not due before Monday...

Good luck to the testings

BettyFlutterbly Tue 02-Oct-12 19:13:46

Good luck lowra & gold!!
Angie what cd are you on?

BettyFlutterbly Tue 02-Oct-12 19:15:32

Stone maybe you can test with me on 10th. I've set that as my poas date unless af comes first.

Angie607 Tue 02-Oct-12 20:11:49

betty I have no idea! I'm really bad at this stuff I haven't got a clue! I normally come on mid month so ill take a whack that I'm due on next Friday......10 days away?


Angie607 Tue 02-Oct-12 20:14:49

I've been testing tho, but that's just through impatience really and the fact that I have a lot of ICs lol. However I did one today that's a 6 day before ur due on but it didn't even work. Fat waste of £4 that was! Well that will teach me to wait till Friday and get another one lol


MonthlyChange Tue 02-Oct-12 20:36:47

Wahoo, 2 graduates!
I'm day 8, but my cycle is about 6 weeks so normally cd 23ish I ovulate. So a while yet. Am going to start the LH poas tomorrow and am trying the temp chart thing.
Stupid question, what frer mean?!

angie I started a thread about what symptoms people got before their bfp. Got lots of usual replies, will try a link here

Angie607 Tue 02-Oct-12 20:42:54

Thanks monthly I will o have a nosy now.
I think frer is first response early response. Not sure tho. I'm still figuring out the lingo, like I know af is period but not sure what the a and the f actually stand for lol

MonthlyChange Tue 02-Oct-12 20:47:22

Thanks. The poas I bought are really low ones, something like 10units, whereas some of the digital ones are 50 the lowest they read, so my plan is to keep using ic until see something then digital. Much cheaper and can test twice daily!!!

Angie607 Tue 02-Oct-12 21:19:19

Yeh that's what I'm doing but every now and then ill throw an expensive one in lol. My slight cramps are back from the othe day so I dunno if that's a good thing or a bad thing or a sign that I've eaten too much lasagne :/


pinksky Tue 02-Oct-12 21:24:58

Good luck with the charting etc Monthly - would be interested to hear how you get on. My understanding is that frer is first response, as Angie says.

Fx to Angie, Betty and anyone else still poas/waiting to poas X

Angie607 Wed 03-Oct-12 07:39:52

Morning all. How's everyone feeling? I'm very cramps thismorning and a but confused as font think due on till next week sad

Angie607 Wed 03-Oct-12 07:40:36

*crampy. *a bit

Too early to spell lol

Angie607 Wed 03-Oct-12 07:40:59


StoneBaby Wed 03-Oct-12 11:03:10

I'm feeling nauseous this morning and I can't shift it with gaviscon which normally works a treat but it's still to early for me to count my chickens.

bethy I don't think I'll wait til the 10!!

Angie607 Wed 03-Oct-12 11:41:58

My cramps have gone again! And I felt a bit sick thismorning untill I had some toast. Confused :/

Angie607 Wed 03-Oct-12 11:47:48

I have slight heartburn too. I think I may be just rounding up symptoms tho :/ lol
Hope everyone's doing ok

BettyFlutterbly Wed 03-Oct-12 14:20:18

Yey, loads of symptoms going round. I'm so tired today and am really bloated too (hope it's not af).

My last pg I tested with ic that I bought on Amazon, a huge bag for about 4 quid. I tested on the day my period was due and got a very faint line. They were 10 whatever units which I think is the best you can get. I didn't buy a cb as they cost 12€ over here in Spain which I think is far too much and I was happy enough with my faint bfp!

I don't think I'm going to last until 10th either. I think I have about 4 tests left in the bag from last time so that allows me a sneaky early poas, doesn't it?

Angie if you're due next Friday then maybe an early test would work in the middle of next week. It's so tempting just to test every day, regardless of cd!! Can you imagine what it used to be like when you had to go to the docs and wait 5 days to get the results?!!

Fingers crossed ladies.

Angie607 Wed 03-Oct-12 14:28:42

I know I absolutely hate waiting! Why can't hormones just be nice to us and say 'yep here I am' at any time?! Lol


MonthlyChange Wed 03-Oct-12 16:59:56

Hope your symptoms continue. Had a new person start at work today who said she was 21 weeks. More Agh! from me. People didn't start getting pregnant at work until I had trouble conceiving!
I've got ages to wait for my 6week cycle
Handfuls of babydust for all

Angie607 Wed 03-Oct-12 18:07:48

Went and got a frer today. Bfn sad maybe just too early.
I'm a right moody sod today too just yelling for no good reason


BettyFlutterbly Wed 03-Oct-12 21:37:56

I think it is just too early Angie. You'll see next week when that bfp is looking up at you.
I'm so set on getting my bfp that I'm putting off thinking about how nervous I'll be if I get it in case I mc again.
How annoying Monthly that you have a six week cycle. Sorry about your pg workmate. I currently know ten pg women and have a babyshower on Sat. Woo hoo!!

I did an ic earlier as I just couldn't wait. Obviously bfn. I've had a weird cramp, like a stitch, in my side all afternoon.

Babydust back to you all x

BettyFlutterbly Wed 03-Oct-12 21:40:39

I think it is just too early Angie. You'll see next week when that bfp is looking up at you.
I'm so set on getting my bfp that I'm putting off thinking about how nervous I'll be if I get it in case I mc again.
How annoying Monthly that you have a six week cycle. Sorry about your pg workmate. I currently know ten pg women and have a babyshower on Sat. Woo hoo!!

I did an ic earlier as I just couldn't wait. Obviously bfn. I've had a weird cramp, like a stitch, in my side all afternoon.

Babydust back to you all x

BettyFlutterbly Wed 03-Oct-12 21:43:10

Omg I'm sorry I keep posting twice. I'm breastfeeding my dd and mumsnetting on my phone at the same time!

MonthlyChange Wed 03-Oct-12 22:55:34

You'll all be upduffed and left by the time I get knocked up. Although this is looking like a very lucky thread, and some of you are sounding like you're heading towards a Bfp with all your symptoms.

Who ever thought of the reproductive system needs to reprimand themselves. Stupid egg fertile for 12 hours per month. What good is that?!!! Surprised we're still in existence!!

MonthlyChange Wed 03-Oct-12 22:57:14

betty that is some good skills, feeding and texting. You'll have to share your wisdom later on when we're up duffed.

apologies for previous grumpy rant

Haylebop12 Wed 03-Oct-12 23:08:06

We can start a new thread together monthly
Always fancied eloping! grin

Angie607 Wed 03-Oct-12 23:45:07

To be fair, I'm thinking most of my 'symptoms' are mainly in my head, for instance immediately after clicking onto here tonight I feel sick. I bet when I'm on my way home from work in about ten mins ill be absolutely fine. drama queen!

pinksky Thu 04-Oct-12 07:19:35

grin Monthly I was thinking the same thing - just reading through some things with DH about sperm regeneration etc... it's a bloody miracle any of us a born. That said, it does happen, and it WILL happen for us all.

Is there still a chance for an Oct bfp for you? And you Hayle?

Angie and everyone else - big FX for testing soon X

Haylebop12 Thu 04-Oct-12 12:10:26

pink when I had my mc my mum explained that it's a miracle I even got pg and she's right! Sex week starts tomorrow so should be due AF 24/10 so yes hopefully a BFP this month and a July baby :-)

BettyFlutterbly Thu 04-Oct-12 14:03:42

Enjoy your sex week Hayley!!

I think I am inventing my symptoms too. No cramps today but have been feeling pretty sick, especially after stuffing my face with loads of chocolate in the hope to keep myself awake after no sleep last night. You have all of this to look forward to ladies when your babies come along. It's all worth it though. FX

Angie607 Thu 04-Oct-12 22:08:23

Maybe tmi, but does anyone else have like, bright yellow wee? Lol


BettyFlutterbly Thu 04-Oct-12 23:16:24

Lol Angie. I love the conversations that go on here sometimes!
I don't know if I have or not now Im forced to think about. It's probably better for first morning wee-more concentrated for bfp!

Angie607 Fri 05-Oct-12 00:26:42


Angie607 Fri 05-Oct-12 11:08:07

Another bfn thismorning for me sad will try again on Monday,
How's everyone else doing?

Haylebop12 Fri 05-Oct-12 16:21:57

Sorry to hear that angie
How many dpo are you?

Angie607 Sat 06-Oct-12 08:15:48

Not entirely sure love just know I'm due on around mid month x

Haylebop12 Sat 06-Oct-12 11:03:29

So may be a little too early?
Starting my ovu sticks today :-/

BettyFlutterbly Sat 06-Oct-12 19:28:26

Aw Angie you must be going mad. I ended up testing yesterday 12dpo and got bfn.
I have one test left and don't know whether to poas tomorrow morning or wait a bit longer and see if af comes.

Angie607 Sat 06-Oct-12 22:45:34

I am going a bit crazy. Spent about £30 on tests already haha. Gonna test again Monday and see what happens. Fx for u too xx

MonthlyChange Sun 07-Oct-12 17:54:46

Hayley, I've started on the ovulation sticks too.
Angie - if you're not due af until middle of month prob still too early? You've prob only just ovulated :-) how long are your cycles normally?

Haylebop12 Sun 07-Oct-12 18:33:05

I lied, I haven't done an ovu stick! Never had time due to work etc. however I'm cd12 today. DH and I Dtd last night and will tomorrow wed, Friday and Sunday.
Gonna do an ovu stick in the morning although I may possibly have ovulated today! Meaning yday was a good idea ;-)

How did your testing go monthly?

Angie607 Sun 07-Oct-12 21:41:01

Erm, normally on mid month every month but was on cerazette for about 8 weeks but bled all the way through so stopped taking them about 5-6 weeks ago so I haven't ot a clue :/ will just have to wait an see I think! Any luck with the ov sticks yet?

MonthlyChange Sun 07-Oct-12 22:09:19

Nope, cd13 today but usually don't ovulate until around cd 22, then af always 14days after ovulation. But I start my ovulation sticks cd10 and do them twice a day until I ovulate, just in case my cycle wants to be a 28day one, one month!
Angie that must be frustrating not knowing. Hope your period doesn't come, and if it does that you get back your regular cycles

Angie607 Mon 08-Oct-12 10:23:50

Thanks monthly, did a frer thismorning but got bfn. So gonna get some more tomorrow and try again on Wednesday I think. Although if I missed it the last couple weeks then don't think it will happen this month as not DTD for a few days now, been too knackered after work lol :/


Haylebop12 Mon 08-Oct-12 18:13:13

It's rubbish all this timing and stuff :-(

Question from an ovu stick novice!

I have a feeling I ovulated on Sunday. I did an ovu stick this morning and was neg. so, if I had Ovu'd on Sunday would I still have got a pos on a stick on Monday or are LH levels only up for a very short time?


MonthlyChanges Tue 09-Oct-12 18:56:44

hayle I think you get the LH rise, so positive OPK 24-36 hours before you ovulate. You get a surge of hormones that cause you to ovulate, so its normally negative pretty quickly after you;ve ovulated, so a -ve OPK on the day after means nothing, iyswim?
I have worked out that I think I'm going to ovulate around CD23 which is my week of nightshift :-(

Haylebop12 Tue 09-Oct-12 20:55:02

So IF I did ovu Sunday my + would have been fri/sat and by Monday it would be -?
However, I am still getting discharge do not really sure what's going on!

Is it still better to use FMU for ovu sticks too?

Boo to ovulating on night shifts, can u not sneak a quick in the morning?

Angie607 Wed 10-Oct-12 07:36:45

How are we all thismorning? Currently I feel very sick....but that could have been last nights cheeky kebab. Gonna get a frer today though, due on at weekend I think so FX!

MonthlyChanges Wed 10-Oct-12 15:22:42

Angie good luck
Hayle yep think that should be your pattern. For ovulation sticks I think it is best from like 2pm-8pm, and they advise cutting down on liquid 2 hours before you test to make your urine more concentrated, as the LH is released in the morning
Definitely no chance of a BFP for me this month. Looks like I bloody ovulated on Sunday. This is from temperature chart, was also getting second line on the weekend from ovulation stick, but not enough to be a positive, although I was doing them in the mornings as worked all weekend. Ignored it because I never have anything shorted than a 6 week cycle. Anyway, as was working all weekend no dtd within 5 days of ovulating. Stupid now regular 28 day cycle!!

Angie607 Wed 10-Oct-12 16:15:28

Bfn :'(

Haylebop12 Wed 10-Oct-12 16:31:46

Thanks for the info monthly
If I'm going by the book ovu is today... Although had a neg this morning. I now want to test but I'm not home till late so I'll just Dtd anyway!

Sorry to hear that angie

Angie607 Wed 10-Oct-12 22:16:53

A bit gutted cod am gettin loads of cramps now too n seeing as I'm due on sometime this weekend am thinking af is gonna get me sad well at least ill be able to drown my sorrows in a large bottle glass of wine

MonthlyChanges Thu 11-Oct-12 09:30:11

Oo oo, according to my temping chart, maybe I didn't ovulate on the weekend, so there's still hope for me to ovulate in my long cycles next tues to thurs

Angie, it not over til af arrives

Haylebop12 Thu 11-Oct-12 11:04:28

FX monthly!
I had a positive opk last night so got on with Dtd, this may be my month!!!

Angie607 Fri 12-Oct-12 22:29:16

Af just got me :'(

Haylebop12 Sat 13-Oct-12 07:09:27

Oh no angie

So sorry to hear that. Hope your ok.

MonthlyChanges Fri 19-Oct-12 16:42:37

How we doing ladies? Any news hayley?

I think I might have ovulated yesterday, no idea any more as think I'm all out of whack working night shifts. But dtd 4 days prior only so not looking too hopeful

MonthlyName Sun 11-Nov-12 13:01:14

Waves at hayle 11dpo today, bfn, have GP appointment to get referral to fertility clinic now :-(

Haylebop12 Sun 11-Nov-12 13:09:44

Hi monthly

AF arrived 23/10 so I'm currently on the 2ww again. Felt like we had more normal sex this cycle instead of just baby sex which is quick! Lol. Had some sharp pain and dull ache in left side just above pelvis. Currently 4dpo.

Sorry to year about your referral but possibly may provide some answers?

Haylebop12 Sun 11-Nov-12 13:10:20

Wonder how angie is doing xxp

Haylebop12 Sun 11-Nov-12 13:10:38

Not xxp fat fingers!

Haylebop12 Sun 11-Nov-12 13:13:18

I'm over on the November 2012 bus ATM!

MonthlyName Sun 11-Nov-12 13:14:35

I still haven't had af since last time. Cycles slowed down to 8 weekly. Have known pcos so knew referral was a possibility so not too shocked as wasn't expecting it to all go swimmingly!

But... I think I ovulated this time and am currently 11dpo, but only dtd 4 days before ovulation so not holding out much hope.

Have been poas since 7dpo though!

Haylebop12 Sun 11-Nov-12 13:18:00

4days before ovu could still be ok as the swimmers can last up to 5 days. I read that it was more likely to conceive with before ovu sex then having it after. IYSWIM

I got a feeling about this month (but there again I always have!!)

MonthlyName Sun 11-Nov-12 13:20:49

Thanks. Hope your dtd was more productive/better timed than mine! Is given up thinking was going to ovulate this cycle

Haylebop12 Sun 11-Nov-12 13:26:40

Fortunately my cycles (last 4 anyway since mmc) have been back to 28 days and this month ewcm was a plenty, whereas last cycle I felt I didn't have any hmm

I just wanna POAS now! Might get a lollipop stick to satisfy my urge. After all a wee isn't the sane unless there's a stick involved. grin

MonthlyName Sun 11-Nov-12 13:32:47

I think I poas for at least half the month. Start opk at day 10 until ovulate, then 7 days later start poas until af! In my wierd head there is less disappointment when I get negatives all month long grin

MonthlyName Sun 11-Nov-12 13:34:04

That's good that your cycles are now regular since mc, fingers crossed for a sticky bfp this month

TinkyPeet Sun 11-Nov-12 21:55:24

Hi hayle it's Angie I had a name change smile I'm ok I've had a few faint lines on tests, but cbd said no on Friday, af is 3 days late, a horrendous cold has decided to plonk itself upon my head today so I feel like utter crud and I have some pains in my lower left which are a bit annoying and I really shouldn't be googling. Gonna go to see the quacks tomorrow to see if they will do me a blood test.
How are you doing? Are you ok? Xx

Haylebop12 Sun 11-Nov-12 22:00:54

Oooh your in disguise wink

Your symptoms sound promising. I've only used a cbd once I'd had an IC +ve to confirm how many weeks and have read they are not very sensitive.

Hope all goes well tomorrow.

I'm 4dpo, had a few muscle strain type pains in my left side above pelvis which mimic those I had during last pg about 8-10 weeks. (Ended in mmc at 9 weeks)

So I'm holding out for testing. AF due 20/11 and got a good feeling :-)

TinkyPeet Mon 12-Nov-12 09:31:54

Morning hayle
I have had the same pains in my left side and I got bfp 1-2 weeks on cbd thismorning so fx for you! Xxx

MonthlyName Mon 12-Nov-12 09:53:33

Angie, that's great news!! Whoop!
This is a lucky thread for everyone it seems. Fingers crossed for you too hayle, sounds promising.
I'm 12dpo and bfn on ic. Angie, how many days post ovulation were you when you got your faint lines? I'm thinking if mine were going to be positive they would be by now

TinkyPeet Mon 12-Nov-12 10:19:39

Well I don't know exact date of ov but I think I'm an early ov'er because it seems I have fallen on within about a week of af leaving, which was the same with my other two! I got my first faint lines on Friday when a was due to show up x

TinkyPeet Mon 12-Nov-12 10:21:59

If you have a co op pharmacy near you try their own brand 3.99 for 2 that's what I got my first lines on x

Haylebop12 Mon 12-Nov-12 11:59:16

Congrats tinky

Seems this is a good thread :-)

Haylebop12 Mon 12-Nov-12 12:00:07

I always get accurate results with supermarket own brand.

TinkyPeet Mon 12-Nov-12 12:07:57

Worked out that I've spent well over £70 on test this month and last :/ most of which being frer(which showed absolutely nothing) haha x

Haylebop12 Mon 12-Nov-12 12:21:56

Wow £70!

I've only ever bought one cbd to confirm weeks. This was before I knew all about conceiving and ovulation etc. (I didn't know a lady only released one egg per cycle!)

setayharas Mon 12-Nov-12 15:47:19

hi. hope you dont mind if i gatecrash the thread!
im a grand total of 3dpo and can honestly say i feel like iv had nearly every symptom im guessing its all in my head lol.
2ww is driving me mad just need somewhere to rant and hope time hurries up

Haylebop12 Mon 12-Nov-12 17:35:33

Welcome satay and rant away.

Join us on the bfp in November thread part 2. There's lots of us there testing this month :-)

MonthlyName Mon 12-Nov-12 20:15:00

Welcome array! Tis a very lucky thread this, everyone left within 8 weeks with their bfp's!

MonthlyName Mon 12-Nov-12 20:15:40

Dam auto correct "setay" not array!

MonthlyName Wed 14-Nov-12 21:58:16

Well AF has got me again. But I'm going hang around on this thread even if I am the last one standing as it tis a lucky thread

Haylebop12 Wed 14-Nov-12 22:12:23

Oh monthly a December bfp for you and perfect Xmas pressie wink

MonthlyName Wed 14-Nov-12 22:18:44

Well if cycles stay regular at 8 weeks then won't be testing until January! But at least could get upduffed at Christmas!

Haylebop12 Wed 14-Nov-12 22:31:57

Definitely smile

MonthlyFestiveFrolics Sat 15-Dec-12 18:31:27

Well I had an unexpected short 5 week cycle so AF/BFP is due tues 18th / weds 19th. Thought id come back to the luckiest thread!

How you getting on hayley?

MonthlyWishesDoComeTrue Fri 21-Dec-12 11:29:50

This is officially the luckiest thread ever, so come and join if you want some of the magic

MonthlyWishesDoComeTrue Fri 21-Dec-12 11:30:24

Any news hayley?

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