Bring on New Year Bfp's, it's Just Shagging thread 13!

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DingDongBelle Sun 30-Dec-12 13:16:00

Couldn't stand a Fred with only a couple of posts left so I filled it up!

Here is the 13th installation of the Just Shagging saga. If you're a bit lazy relaxed in your approach to getting upduffed, come over here for a natter!

Fred rules;

1. Thou shalt shag as much as humanly possible in order to get upduffed.
2. Thou shalt not partake of OPKs, temping, or charting.
3. Thou shalt keep symptom spotting to a minimum.
4. Thou shalt share brew and wine with your fredmates where needed.

JSing lingo;

ERTD = Evil Red Tide of Dooooooommmmmmm. Or AF to most others.

Pant snot = Egg white cervical mucus.

Doing a kitten = Getting upduffed soon after joining (warning: may induce envy in other posters).

Viroid = This is you, dear poster. This is from the first JS thread when someone tried to type 'ladies' and it autocorrected to 'Viroids' - so there you go!

POAS = Pee On A Stick (of the pregnancy detecting kind, not from a tree). Also known as PIAR (Pee In A Ramekin - cos we're posh birds innit). Or PIATLH (Tea light holder) PIAWG (Wine glass) or anything else you care to pee in!

Shagging like something = JSing like a teenage nymphomaniac.

Giving a hooya = Giving a much needed slap to a fellow poster in danger of slipping into ttc obsession.

Contraband = Of COURSE none of us EVER partake of any silly opk's or temp charting. They are Contraband shock wink

The link to Part 12 is HERE

The link to the latest grads thread is HERE

Happy shagging shaggers grin

DingDongBelle Sun 30-Dec-12 13:21:07

Roll call, ladies, if you please;

*Any DC?:*DS, 21mo. MiniBabyBelle: Just got BFP so about a week into existence!
*TTC for:*2 months (BFP 28.12.12)
*Hooya me if:*I am the WORST early tester in the world! P on anything that stays still at 10dpo onwards!

DingDongBelle Sun 30-Dec-12 13:22:52

Aargh my bolds didn't work! Boo hoo!

Name: DingDongBelle
Age: 31
Location: Naarfolk
Any DC?: DS, 21mo. MiniBabyBelle: Just got BFP so about a week into existence!
TTC for: 2 months (BFP 28.12.12)
Hooya me if: I am the WORST early tester in the world! P on anything that stays still at 10dpo onwards!

jemimahpuddleduck Sun 30-Dec-12 13:38:04

Been lurking over Xmas but thought I'd start posting a bit more..... Went all shy for a minute!

Name Jemimahpuddleduck
Age 25
Location Somerset
Any DC? No
TTC For First month... testing soon!

CurrerBelle Sun 30-Dec-12 13:38:49

(DingDong in disguise)'s me smile

have nc'd as felt DingDong was too festive. So here, for one last time, are my stats...

Name: CurrerBelle
Age: 31
Location: Naarfolk
*Any DC?*: DS, 21mo. MiniBabyBelle: Just got BFP so about a week into existence!
*TTC for*: 2 months (BFP 28.12.12)
*Hooya me if*: I am the WORST early tester in the world! P on anything that stays still at 10dpo onwards!

jemimahpuddleduck Sun 30-Dec-12 13:38:49

P.s congrats Ding

CurrerBelle Sun 30-Dec-12 13:39:24

PS; can you tell I'm on my own in the house and bored?? grin

CurrerBelle Sun 30-Dec-12 13:40:08

Hey Jemima - thank you! Tentative as ertd only due today/tomorrow so it's really ver early

cookielove Sun 30-Dec-12 14:12:42

Name: CurrerBelle
Age: 31
Location: Naarfolk
*Any DC?*: DS, 21mo. MiniBabyBelle: Just got BFP so about a week into existence!
*TTC for*: 2 months (BFP 28.12.12)
*Hooya me if*: I am the WORST early tester in the world! P on anything that stays still at 10dpo onwards!

Name: Jemimahpuddleduck
Age: 25
Location: Somerset
Any DC? No
TTC: For First month... testing soon!

Name: Cookielove
Age: 30
Location: Herts
*Any DC?*: Nope
TTC: 3 months

hope that works <fingers crossed>

cookielove Sun 30-Dec-12 14:13:12

so close

jemimahpuddleduck Sun 30-Dec-12 14:14:03

Thats like me I'm going to test 1st Jan but not due til the 6th (got pack of 5 first response and they keep calling me from the cupboard) feeling quezey and tired but could be all the crap I've been consuming! What CD did you get BFP?

Furrybiscuit Sun 30-Dec-12 14:23:35

<shy wave hello>

I've been lurking a tiny bit too, can I join in the fun?

Furrybiscuit Sun 30-Dec-12 14:26:21

Name: CurrerBelle
Age: 31
Location: Naarfolk
*Any DC?*: DS, 21mo. MiniBabyBelle: Just got BFP so about a week into existence!
*TTC for*: 2 months (BFP 28.12.12)
*Hooya me if*: I am the WORST early tester in the world! P on anything that stays still at 10dpo onwards!

Name: Jemimahpuddleduck
Age: 25
Location: Somerset
Any DC? No
TTC: For First month... testing soon!

Name: Cookielove
Age: 30
Location: Herts
*Any DC?*: Nope
TTC: 3 months

Name: Furrybiscuit
Age: 27
Location: Glasgow
Any DC? No
TTC: For First month...took last pill 8th December

AndieClaus Sun 30-Dec-12 14:45:04

Can someone add me to the roll call please? Can't do it on my not-so-smart phone.

Name: Andie
Age: 29
Location: Birmingham
Any DCs: DS 3yrs, DD 2yrs, DSSs 3.5yrs & 1.5yrs
TTC: 4 months

CurrerBelle Sun 30-Dec-12 14:52:57

Name: Andie
Age: 29
Location: Birmingham
Any DCs: DS 3yrs, DD 2yrs, DSSs 3.5yrs & 1.5yrs
TTC: 4 months

Name: CurrerBelle
Age: 31
Location: Naarfolk
Any DC?: DS, 21mo. MiniBabyBelle: Just got BFP so about a week into existence!
TTC for: 2 months (BFP 28.12.12)

Name: Jemimahpuddleduck
Age: 25
Location: Somerset
Any DC? No
TTC: For First month... testing soon!

Name: Cookielove
Age: 30
Location: Herts
*Any DC?*: Nope
TTC: 3 months

Name: Furrybiscuit
Age: 27
Location: Glasgow
Any DC? No
TTC: For First month...took last pill 8th December

addictedismoving Sun 30-Dec-12 14:55:05

Can I be added to the role call too?

Name: addicted
Age: 25
Location: Am literally, hopefully anyday now about to move 90 miles...who am I kidding its NEVER going to happen over dramqtic much!
Any DCs: 2 dd's. dd1 10 months dd2 2.2 years
TTC: not very long I hate counting, and always get confuesd where to count from as I'm prone to mc. So do you count how long you've been trying since deciding you want another dc or from when you decied to give it another go after last mc? any rate, I dont really want to keep track.

CurrerBelle Sun 30-Dec-12 15:00:35

Jemima: got my bfp at cd29 on a FRER. Again the next day and again today blush. I have a 31 day cycle on average.

Name: addicted
Age: 25
Location: Am literally, hopefully anyday now about to move 90 miles...who am I kidding its NEVER going to happen over dramqtic much!
Any DCs: 2 dd's. dd1 10 months dd2 2.2 years
TTC: not very long I hate counting, and always get confuesd where to count from as I'm prone to mc. So do you count how long you've been trying since deciding you want another dc or from when you decied to give it another go after last mc? any rate, I dont really want to keep track.

Name: Andie
Age: 29
Location: Birmingham
Any DCs: DS 3yrs, DD 2yrs, DSSs 3.5yrs & 1.5yrs
TTC: 4 months

Name: CurrerBelle (Belle)
Age: 31
Location: Naarfolk
Any DC?: DS, 21mo. MiniBabyBelle: Just got BFP so about a week into existence!
TTC for: 2 months (BFP 28.12.12)

Name: Jemimahpuddleduck
Age: 25
Location: Somerset
Any DC? No
TTC: For First month... testing soon!

Name: Cookielove
Age: 30
Location: Herts
*Any DC?*: Nope
TTC: 3 months

Name: Furrybiscuit
Age: 27
Location: Glasgow
Any DC? No
TTC: For First month...took last pill 8th December

AndieDisestablishment Sun 30-Dec-12 15:03:23

Thanks Currer

I'm watching OBEM USA. I prefer the UK one but it's still increasing my broodiness! This is what happens when you're alone on a Sunday, the kids ate napping, and you have done all your housework.

AndieDisestablishment Sun 30-Dec-12 15:05:13

*are, not ate. Big thumbs.

Kittenkatzen Sun 30-Dec-12 15:10:29

Jemima: got my bfp at cd29 on a FRER. Again the next day and again today . I have a 31 day cycle on average.

Name: addicted
Age: 25
Location: Am literally, hopefully anyday now about to move 90 miles...who am I kidding its NEVER going to happen over dramqtic much!
Any DCs: 2 dd's. dd1 10 months dd2 2.2 years
TTC: not very long I hate counting, and always get confuesd where to count from as I'm prone to mc. So do you count how long you've been trying since deciding you want another dc or from when you decied to give it another go after last mc? any rate, I dont really want to keep track.

Name: Andie
Age: 29
Location: Birmingham
Any DCs: DS 3yrs, DD 2yrs, DSSs 3.5yrs & 1.5yrs
TTC: 4 months

Name: CurrerBelle (Belle)
Age: 31
Location: Naarfolk
Any DC?: DS, 21mo. MiniBabyBelle: Just got BFP so about a week into existence!
TTC for: 2 months (BFP 28.12.12)

Name: Jemimahpuddleduck
Age: 25
Location: Somerset
Any DC? No
TTC: For First month... testing soon!

Name: Cookielove
Age: 30
Location: Herts
*Any DC?*: Nope
TTC: 3 months

Name: Furrybiscuit
Age: 27
Location: Glasgow
Any DC? No
TTC: For First month...took last pill 8th December

Name: kitten katzen
Age: 33
Location: West Sussex
Any DC?: nope
TTC: 8 months/9 cycles <tedious>

addictedismoving Sun 30-Dec-12 15:11:58

thanks currer. I dont like OBEM USA, I find them all over dramatic and annoying! I did watch every uk episode ever made as well as call the midwife when I was 38 weeks pg with dd2 in a desprate attempt to induce labour! didnt work sad

dh is just putting lovefilm on the wii and hopefully we can calm these girls down, for some reason they are both so over excited and have so much energy today. all i want to do is curl up and sleep.

Kittenkatzen Sun 30-Dec-12 15:12:43

Thanks ding - absolutely no desire to start a third Fred sad so thanks for doing the honours!

CD25 here, expecting ertd anytime between now and Tuesday really. Not a hint either way as yet.

Ooh, MIL just arrived, have to do my dutiful DIL bit, catch up later smile

frogchops Sun 30-Dec-12 18:37:14

Frogchops here.... Cycle 3.... Age 29, Birmingham. Come oooon bfp.
I hve resorted to the fact that we just ain't getting our sexy on enough. I just did an opk yes I know yesterday I said 'no I'm not bothering with that bolloks' etc but hey that was a whole 24 hours ago. So the lines there, but not quuuuite as a dark as control (I think it will be by tomorrow tho. It's that close) . Managed to Dtd last nite but today god dammit ive come down with a cold. So,.... any ideas on how to persuade dp tht dtd again tonite would be a good idea?? lol
Ding.... What's the story behind your deeds? We're u an every nighter?? Which date do u think it mite hav happened?

SantaBearface Sun 30-Dec-12 18:40:43

Name: addicted
Age: 25
Location: Am literally, hopefully anyday now about to move 90 miles...who am I kidding its NEVER going to happen over dramqtic much!
Any DCs: 2 dd's. dd1 10 months dd2 2.2 years
TTC: not very long I hate counting, and always get confuesd where to count from as I'm prone to mc. So do you count how long you've been trying since deciding you want another dc or from when you decied to give it another go after last mc? any rate, I dont really want to keep track.

Name: Andie
Age: 29
Location: Birmingham
Any DCs: DS 3yrs, DD 2yrs, DSSs 3.5yrs & 1.5yrs
TTC: 4 months

Name: CurrerBelle (Belle)
Age: 31
Location: Naarfolk
Any DC?: DS, 21mo. MiniBabyBelle: Just got BFP so about a week into existence!
TTC for: 2 months (BFP 28.12.12)

Name: Jemimahpuddleduck
Age: 25
Location: Somerset
Any DC? No
TTC: For First month... testing soon!

Name: Cookielove
Age: 30
Location: Herts
*Any DC?*: Nope
TTC: 3 months

Name: Furrybiscuit
Age: 27
Location: Glasgow
Any DC? No
TTC: For First month...took last pill 8th December

Name: kitten katzen
Age: 33
Location: West Sussex
Any DC?: nope
TTC: 8 months/9 cycles <tedious>

Name: [Santa] Bearface (clinging on to Christmas!)
Age: 33
Location: Essex
Any DC?: No.
TTC: 5 months

Hi Everyone, I'm back on the wagon - huzzah!

So far have DTD CD 8 and 9, and ERTD was 7 1/2 days this time, so hopefully I will ovulate this time at least! Good luck all the testers. I'm hoping that by planning and booking a long haul holiday I may tempt the upduff fairy into sprinkling some magic updust on me.

Hope everyone is well.

SantaBearface Sun 30-Dec-12 18:43:59

Frog - just jump DH!

frogchops Sun 30-Dec-12 20:18:47

Have tried in my most convincing way possible to suggest that it's 'on' tonite, but DP said 'we'll see, I mite not feel like it'. Huff. Maybe I should be ok with this as the opk stick isn't completely positive yet and I could make use of another 'more productive' day (like tomorrow maybe??)

BelleEtLaBete Sun 30-Dec-12 21:33:41

another namechange I've had time on my hands today

Frog Hello! <waves> I reckon I ov'd on the 17th dec, as I have put 'EWCM' in iPeriod. We DTD on the 6th, 8th, 9th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th and 17th, and again on the 19th and 20th. I've been ill since the 22nd so no more after that. I think I probably implanted on the 21st/22nd as I have put 'mild cramps' in iPeriod. That would all fit with my usual cycle length etc. Put all this into NHS direct and it agrees with iperiod; edd 6th Sept don't waste any time, me

Bum in air only once, on the 12th. All other times I didn't bother, just rolled over and went to sleep. Missionary all those times except 2 (tmi ha ha?) as it's my favourite.

Got a faint bfp on a IC just now. They have been showing bfn until this evening. Might as well use them up I guess

BelleEtLaBete Sun 30-Dec-12 21:34:55

Second Bearface; just jump him. DH can't resist having his tummy lightly scratched (this has been known to wake him up from a deep, drunken sleep for sex grin). Does your DP have an 'on switch?'

suedehead Sun 30-Dec-12 22:42:07

So glad I've found this! I always wondered what the JSers were - bit confused as I thought this was the conception threads. Nooowwww I get it! And relieved I don't have to fight my way through the OPKers...

So, would be great to join you Viroids (is that the word?!) Right, I'll try a bit of Ctrl-Alt-Ving...

Name: addicted
Age: 25
Location: Am literally, hopefully anyday now about to move 90 miles...who am I kidding its NEVER going to happen over dramqtic much!
Any DCs: 2 dd's. dd1 10 months dd2 2.2 years
TTC: not very long I hate counting, and always get confuesd where to count from as I'm prone to mc. So do you count how long you've been trying since deciding you want another dc or from when you decied to give it another go after last mc? any rate, I dont really want to keep track.

Name: Andie
Age: 29
Location: Birmingham
Any DCs: DS 3yrs, DD 2yrs, DSSs 3.5yrs & 1.5yrs
TTC: 4 months

Name: CurrerBelle (Belle)
Age: 31
Location: Naarfolk
Any DC?: DS, 21mo. MiniBabyBelle: Just got BFP so about a week into existence!
TTC for: 2 months (BFP 28.12.12)

Name: Jemimahpuddleduck
Age: 25
Location: Somerset
Any DC? No
TTC: For First month... testing soon!

Name: Cookielove
Age: 30
Location: Herts
*Any DC?*: Nope
TTC: 3 months

Name: Furrybiscuit
Age: 27
Location: Glasgow
Any DC? No
TTC: For First month...took last pill 8th December

Name: kitten katzen
Age: 33
Location: West Sussex
Any DC?: nope
TTC: 8 months/9 cycles <tedious>

Name: [Santa] Bearface (clinging on to Christmas!)
Age: 33
Location: Essex
Any DC?: No.
TTC: 5 months

Name: suedehead
Age: 33
Location: Yorkshire
Any DC? DS 19mths
TTC: 2 months - last pill early Nov, slight ERTD a few days later, then nothing. Have told myself I won't PIAR until 1 Jan. Now hoping I don't do a kitten and offend you all so soon...! Good luck ladies!

soontobeburns Sun 30-Dec-12 22:59:01

Name: soontobeburns
Age: 23 in Jan.
Any DC: No
TTC: 32 months.

OH has a low sperm count and I have ovarian cycsts (though not effecting fertility) been seeing the fertility specialist since Jan 2012 and been told we will need IVF angry but I am currently 18st 8lb and need to be 12st 13lb before I can get It!!

AndIfATenTonTruck Sun 30-Dec-12 23:10:56

Name: AndIfATenTonTruck
Age: 34 in feb (weep!)
Any DC: DS, 3.5
TTC: 2 months, currently just had BFP. If it sticks, due end of Aug.

SantaBearface Sun 30-Dec-12 23:19:03

Hello Soontobe, Suede, *Furry and Addicted and everyone else who may be lurking.

Sorry to hear that Soontobe - hope you can make some inroads into getting ready for IVF soon.

Ding - like the Currer Belle, but can't keep up with the name changes!

Frog - maybe tomorrow will work anyway, but I would hang on till the end of MOTD if that is what is getting in the way. Maybe you could also play the rather manipulative new year's resolution game where you pick a res for yourself and then one for each other. I know what yours could be for Mr Frog . . . grin

Good luck Jemimah.

SantaBearface Sun 30-Dec-12 23:22:05

Hey TenTon- I'm 34 in Jan and still no DC shuffles off to wallow in own misery BUT! I am still 33 for a bit yet. smile

AndieDisestablishment Sun 30-Dec-12 23:38:50

Ooh, a few new (metaphorical) faces tonight hiya Here's hoping for a fruitful new year for all.

OBEM USA ended up making me very curious about American maternity care. Everyone was lying down (or semi lying down); one woman was even told to get back on the bed when she was near pushing, my 2nd midwife was like "you want to stand up? Stand up, I'll crouch here and wait if that's easier" (I didn't, I knelt on the bed) They're all hooked up to an IV straight away (of what?) and there appeared to be no Entinox; it was either nothing or epidural. I don't know where I'd be without gas and air. Red Maybe you can shed some light?

Rockchick1984 Sun 30-Dec-12 23:58:56

andie my friend gave birth in america and from what she said it was incredibly medicalised eg epidural or nothing, scans every 2 weeks throughout most of pregnancy, all consultant led (not midwife) and she had to give birth flat on her back with legs in stirrups sad

Hello to all the new JSers! And massive congrats to Ding and Tenton on your new year BFP's!! I'm due a visit from the witch around 11 days time, but my massive order of IC's has arrived so got to decide how early to PIAR...

Name: Rockchick
Age: 28
Any DC: DS, 21 months
TTC: 4 months

Furrybiscuit Mon 31-Dec-12 01:25:41

Hello santa!

Any everyone else's. just off the pill so this is new to me but need a hooya for mistaking silly hormones from pill for anything else (daren't say the word). Sore boobs for days, just sore from the inside tho, not sore to prod (not that I've been tryin!) and cramps so prob just ertd (getting the lingo!!)

Off to bed, ss talk more tomorrow

ChristmasTuddles Mon 31-Dec-12 09:30:46

I'm back. Just putting this on my threads I'm on. Will try and roll call later, on my phone though

frogchops Mon 31-Dec-12 09:35:42

Bear I like ur idea!! However, after the initial opk that I said wasn't dark enough, I did another yes I'm full on crazy about 3 hours lata as I know even just a few hours can make a difference, and got a proper positive. So.... Despite MOTD (whoever said that made me lol!) I was hoping to hop on, but DP was having none of it. 'You're not bothered' I kept telling myself, 'just go to sleep and forget positive opk'
But this morning (bearing in mind I still have shitty cold) I was trying my hardest to muffle all coughs and sneeze quietly as I asked for the 'last quickie of 2012' DP said that it wasn't the most appealing due to amount of snot, haha but after some sulkage (I'm VERY good at sulkage) the quickie was done. Am guessing will do another opk today might not be as dark as last night, but well see.
Now I just need cold to piss off for tonight/tomorrow for 'the first shag of 2013'!! It aint easy pretending ur not ill!!

Kittenkatzen Mon 31-Dec-12 09:39:48

<waves> to newbies smile

soontobe massive good luck to you - we'll be here to cheer you on all the way grin

Kittenkatzen Mon 31-Dec-12 09:40:05

ooh and happy new year everyone! smile

jemimahpuddleduck Mon 31-Dec-12 10:20:02

frog hope you manage to keep the snot at bay, I had the same situation a couple of weeks ago.

So I caved and tested waaaayy to early not due until Sunday and got BFN unsuprisingly! Going to really try not to early test again.

Happy New Year All

Elektra83 Mon 31-Dec-12 10:24:21

Hello all!

Can I join in on this?

AQuarkTooFar Mon 31-Dec-12 10:50:46

Name: AQuarkTooFar (was country bumpkin)
Age: 25
Any dc: no
Ttc: in our 3rd month

Hi all, sorry haven't been around for a while. Hope you all had a lovely Christmas and congrats on the engagement and all the bfps. Hello and welcome to all the newbies too.

Anyone else trying for a New Year's Eve baby? According to my app, the full flower day (ovulation day) is today! Hoping this is my month. Really enjoying JSIng this month so would be wonderful if it was!

frogchops Mon 31-Dec-12 15:00:40

So it seems my sulkiness this morning bagged me a quickie, but I'm doubting I'm in for another one to see in the new year. DP has already said since this mornings session...after he had a sneezing fit...'I don't think bogey for willy is a fair swap' haha. So altho I'm annoyed that in my head the new year would be a full on shag fest coinciding with ov days, it doesn't look like it will be. Managed it about 24 hrs before positive opk and 12 hours after but I think that's my lot.

SantaBearface Mon 31-Dec-12 15:22:46

Welcome Elektra - happy shagging!

Hello all - Happy New Year to everyone! Hope we all get our BFPs in 2013. smile

Hang in there Frog - anyway, if you managed it today and you're oving at the mo, hat should be enough shouldn't it? And you DTD in previous days before, so I think you'll be okay. Shame you can'tsee the new year in with a bang though, so to speak blush

Off to watch final episode of Homeland now and get ready for champagne fuelled New Year's Eve shagfest Tooting on my little trumpet for you all!

frogchops Mon 31-Dec-12 15:26:06

Only one day previous bear, I'm thinking this is a poor effort!! Well, I know it is compared to everyone else's everyday/other day efforts!! :-/

AndieDisestablishment Mon 31-Dec-12 16:51:53

Frog one day before and on the day of ov is perfect timing. Stop stressing!

Elektra83 Mon 31-Dec-12 16:52:09

Hi SantaBearface smile cheers!

Name: Elecktra
Age: 29
Any DC: Nope!
TTC: 1 week - really doesn't sound long...although tbf we probably shouldn't be trying at all!

AndieDisestablishment Mon 31-Dec-12 17:03:18

Elekra Welcome. Do tell why you think you shouldn't be trying?.... Please. grin

Kittenkatzen Mon 31-Dec-12 17:12:59

Welcome elektra smile

Can I have a hooya please ladies?? I piar about 2.30 this afternoon and thought I got the faintest of faint barely there practically nonexistent lines...BUT you really really had to squint and hold it to the light was running from window to window oh and it was after 15 mins when the test says it doesn't count after 10 blush

It's not really a line is it? I'm being ridiculous aren't I??

SantaBearface Mon 31-Dec-12 17:15:11

Frog - I agree with Andie - sounds good to me.

Andie - your name reminds me of when I was at primary school and our teacher would regularly get us to spell 'antidisestablishmentarianism'!

Homeland - very good but disappointing - I just want to know now and it's kind of gone full circle so again no one knows anything. Hmph. Think I am generally a bit impatient!

Yes, Elektra - why shouldn't you be?

BelleEtLaBete Mon 31-Dec-12 17:22:06

Kitten: <hooya> for you. BUT what test were you using? I've only got a pos on an ic today/last night, but got a FRER bfp 4 days ago. What cd are you on and when is ertd due?

Kittenkatzen Mon 31-Dec-12 17:32:10

It was an IC, and I had probably drunk about a litre or so of water over the morning. CD26 today, last few cycles have been 24 days but have been known to go to 31. Had +ve opks on CD13 & 14 so roughly 11 dpo I reckon.

I know the only thing to do us wait and see...but it's nye and I'm off to a pub do in 2 hours argh!

SantaBearface Mon 31-Dec-12 17:36:26

Kitten - if you need an excuse for not drinking (not sure if you do, but just putting it out there) you could maybe put it about that you had a heavy night last night and are still feeling hungover? I've got my fx for you.

AndieDisestablishment Mon 31-Dec-12 17:40:29

Bear That's why I did it. grin It was going to be my roller derby name but it's already taken.

Kitten I'd go for no line. I read somewhere you should never believe a line that appears after ten minutes, especially if you have to angle it to the light, sonetimes you can see the strip that would react with your wee. If you do turn out to be pg then it'll be a nice surprise

Kittenkatzen Mon 31-Dec-12 17:44:09

Ha bear thanks but unfortunately we just saw the people we're going with a few hours ago and told them all about the quiet night in we had with MIL last night!

andie I think you're right, it's all too flaky so I'm going with no line - thanks for talking sense into me! smile

AndieDisestablishment Mon 31-Dec-12 17:50:36

Didn't mean to piss on your chips Kitten I just know what the disappointment is like when you're convinced it's your month then find out it's not.

SantaBearface Mon 31-Dec-12 17:50:37

Oh dear, nevermind then Kitten. Hope you have a good night!

Ha ha *Andie - like it!

Trying to schedule a final fling of 2012 over the next few hours. Wish me luck!

frogchops Mon 31-Dec-12 17:55:53

You're right bear an andie.... I am stressing! Really funny that I have actually just been dead relaxed and 'just shagging' tho month too. Only did opk yday after I said I wouldn't and got pos opk. Have done another today just to see if its still positive. (Just for drama as ding would say- ive got 50 of the buggers!!) anyway, there's no line today not even faint. Does that mean any shagging from now on I purely just for fun?? As in not a shag with intent!!?? Lol or should i keep going?

SantaBearface Mon 31-Dec-12 17:58:52

Keep going! Shag without intent!

BelleEtLaBete Mon 31-Dec-12 18:01:27

<in voice of Dory from Finding Nemo>

Just keep shagging, just keep shagging... grin

Kitten go with a no, have a drink. Even if it is your month, it won't make a jot of difference. Nothing crosses to the baby for a while. A few NYE drinks wouldn't hurt at all. When I was about 5 weeks with ds, two days before my bfp my mate and me drank a couple of bottle of pimms at a BBQ. All well. So relax, have a lovely time and piar again in a few days if the witch is late

God I'm a bad influence! <Joins the Bad Idea Bears>

SantaBearface Mon 31-Dec-12 18:02:23

Also, Frog, I think it will keep DP on his toes so he doesn't think you're just using him wink, he won't know when your ov day is (unless you've already told him - can't remember) and it can just become your default setting so you don't have to 'work back up to it' next month, AND you get to shag for fun! Sorry if I'm being presumptuous here, but just thought I'd point out the benefits. grin

SantaBearface Mon 31-Dec-12 18:04:02

Ding- am I a Bad Idea Bear or are they a different crew? grin

SantaBearface Mon 31-Dec-12 18:10:16

Just waiting for DH to come home from the shop with his some nuts!

Kittenkatzen Mon 31-Dec-12 18:15:24

Ah no you're fine andie, exactly what I needed in fact! It's too easy to tie yourself in knots over things! smile

Arf at bear being a bad idea bear - aren't they the kinky ones?! Goes with the JSing theme I guess! grin

SantaBearface Mon 31-Dec-12 18:18:41

He's home - off we go!

BelleEtLaBete Mon 31-Dec-12 18:19:13

Kitten I think you're thinking of Bad Taste Bears. The Bad Idea Bears are characters from Avenue Q - they turn up and persuade you to do things which sound good but are probably a bad idea... So maybe Bear does qualify!

BelleEtLaBete Mon 31-Dec-12 18:19:29

Go Bear go!

SantaBearface Mon 31-Dec-12 19:20:03

Yes, that probably is me, mainly because i know nuffink about anyfink. grin DTD! Yay - good times had by all concerned! (i.e. me and DH)

frogchops Mon 31-Dec-12 19:46:56

Haha. Just laughed at the thought of bears DP getting home, and only being part way through the door before she whisks him off, rids him of his clothes, hops right on and ...ahem. Before hopping right off, shoving necessary items under her derrière , sending DP to fetch post shag nuts purchased at shop and then letting us know that Dtd has in fact occurred! Lol
You go bear, I'd like some if your shop/nuts/bishbashbosh dust!!

AndieDisestablishment Mon 31-Dec-12 23:42:47

Happy New Year shaggers. un MumsNet hugs all round

AQuarkTooFar Mon 31-Dec-12 23:52:10

Happy new year shaggers!

notsoold Tue 01-Jan-13 01:34:59

Happy new year to all...lets continue to jsing with intent and hope for a bucketload of

Kittenkatzen Tue 01-Jan-13 09:33:56

Happy new year shaggers! smile

BelleEtLaBete Tue 01-Jan-13 09:38:41

Happy New Year, Shagging Viroids smile

addictedismoving Tue 01-Jan-13 09:42:37

happy new year to all!

frogchops Tue 01-Jan-13 09:52:56

Happy new year shaggers....I'm so ill I could crawl under a rock and not come out till next year, but hey, the sun is shining!!

jemimahpuddleduck Tue 01-Jan-13 11:14:14

Happy New Year All!

Did another early test this morning and got a BFP!!
After yesterday's BFN I was a little shocked but obviously we are both thrilled.

Frog hope you feel better soon

AQuarkTooFar Tue 01-Jan-13 11:29:22

Yay Jemimah congrats on the BFP! Fab way to start to 2013.

Our New year plans fell through at the last minute so we ended up hope alone! Don't worry though there was much wine and shagging had! What a way to round off my green week. On the 2ww now. Who is testing around the 14th?

MoistFlange Tue 01-Jan-13 11:59:44

Hi, can I join? I've been lurking for a bit. I've decided I should start posting.

Happy New Year to you all.

Name MoistFlange
Age 28
Location Down Under - which is why I'll be posting at odd times!
Any DC? No
TTC First month!

frogchops Tue 01-Jan-13 12:12:57

Congrats jemima!!! Lovely ny gift!!
Welcome moist, I'm loving the name....there will be many moist flange discussions here!!
Quark, I'm testing on 14th ish.... Good news about ny shagging!! If you've seen my posts you'll know that my shag plans didnt happen due to shitty cold. But hey ho, I'll still test, stranger things have happened!!

Furrybiscuit Tue 01-Jan-13 12:16:19

Congrats jemima !! Yeyyyyyy!!

But....have you just done a kitten wink

SantaBearface Tue 01-Jan-13 14:16:42

Congrats Jemima, you kitten you!

Happy New Year all!

Welcome Moist - beautiful name!

Thanks Frog - yes - decided to take control yesterday - felt everyone deserved to know whether I managed it or not, so thought I'd let you know. Sending some dust your way Frog.

Kittenkatzen Tue 01-Jan-13 15:49:31

Oooh congrats jemima sneaking a kitten in there nice work! smile

Welcome moist!

cookielove Tue 01-Jan-13 15:55:13

Hello my lovelies, how are you in this fab new year!! I had a pants new year, spent it alone, dh out with friends and my friend left early as she felt sick sad but on wards and up wards.

Congratulations all those with BFP

Hello Moist <waves>

SantaBearface Tue 01-Jan-13 16:02:22

Oh Cookie, that's a shame. If it's any consolation I didn't realise how close it was to 12 and went to the toilet so DH was on his own for the bongs. I was wondering why all the fireworks were going off so early! DH seemed a bit confused when I returned. I asked him why he hadn't said anything and he said he didn't realise I would be so long. (I wasn't!) We chuckled afterwards.

BelleEtLaBete Tue 01-Jan-13 16:06:39

Wahey, Jemima! Christened the new Fred!

AndieDisestablishment Tue 01-Jan-13 16:11:25

Congratulations Jemima swift work.

Cookie I brought the new year in with the dog. DCs were in bed and DP was at work.

Elektra83 Tue 01-Jan-13 16:23:51

Happy new year everyone!

To those that asked, I only think we shouldn't be trying yet as my real AF hasn't started yet, having only stopped the pill two weeks ago, it's a long wait!

cookielove Tue 01-Jan-13 16:43:40

Oh dear confused and uneventful new years eve for some of us then.

Elektra83 i was on the depo injections 2 years ago, it took 7 months for my period to come back and another 3 for it to come back consistently, now that was a long wait grin I know yours won't be as long shitty depo Also my work colleague came of the pill and was pregnant the next month. So hopefully you'll be as lucky. wink

frogchops Tue 01-Jan-13 17:32:05

Thanks for the dust bear....
Elektra, I came off the pill 3 months ago and thought the same, but everyone I spoke to (I work with midwives) said just get on with it. They all seemed to suggest that waiting for afs to return wasn't necessary (obv I know its necessary biologically) but for anything else it doesn't matter. So I thought 'wait? Naaaahhh!) then af came back right on time anyway! Good luck, you never know you might be the next to do a kitten!!

Kittenkatzen Tue 01-Jan-13 17:36:01

Ummmmmm.....I just caved and piar.....faint +ve....



AndieDisestablishment Tue 01-Jan-13 17:46:42

applause for Kitten Thread and new year are starting well eh?

I don't think it is 'necessary' to wait for ERTD to return after stopping contraception. You might be lucky and catch that first little egg. None of us have so far though....booooo.

MrsBri Tue 01-Jan-13 17:48:56

Holy shit, kitten, congratulations! I hope you got a twin pack for the morning's wee tomorrow! :-)

Kittenkatzen Tue 01-Jan-13 17:52:55

Thanks girls smile yep got the twin pack so will do the other one tomorrow and hope for a darker line.

Argh I'm all shakey and confuddled now!

frogchops Tue 01-Jan-13 17:57:17

Ahhhh kitten, nice one!!
Wat is it with this new year new thread. Crossing my fingers so tight it hurts!!
Was this a complete shock kitten or have u been like symptom city??

MrsBri Tue 01-Jan-13 18:00:36

I was like that, kitten, then had to go and have my wedding hair and nails done an hour after finding out! Tricky :-)

sunnyday01 Tue 01-Jan-13 18:02:01

Hi all, newbie here! This looks like it ill be a fab thread!

MotherOfCleo Tue 01-Jan-13 18:04:42

Hi, hope i dont mind a newby jumping in smile
I did exactly the same thing kitten had the faintest of faint lines on an IC an got all excited I was already a bit pissed by then, but my sober mond says I was clutxhing straws, now Im a bit scared to test AF was due today but no sign of the witch so far. Gonna piar in the morning. FX its a good result eeeek

cookielove Tue 01-Jan-13 18:09:49

Kitten grin

Kittenkatzen Tue 01-Jan-13 18:18:15

Welcome newbies smile

mrsbri that does sound tricky, so glad the most complicated thing I have to do is put the spuds on for DH & my dinner!

frog no symptoms really, but I've had a kind of low level niggly feeling that something wasn't quite right for a few days. Tbh though I've had a raging cold since before Xmas so any symptoms would most likely have been masked by feeling crappy anyway. The only other thing I noticed just this morning was that I've been having mild AF like cramps for a few days, but they're slightly different to normal - more central and lower down.

However I'm certainly not counting any chickens yet given that AF isn't even really due until tomorrow....

Elektra83 Tue 01-Jan-13 18:21:22

Hahah thanks frog and cookie I will try and pry the hubby off of his PS3 to start trying properly! Clearly anything to avoid the nasty period pains I get! wink

The last time I had a break (when I buggered my knee!) AF came back on time and in full force shudders so hoping the same will happen this time in terms of being on time.

I have ordered some pregnancy tests off of amazon today - still have a clear blue one in my bathroom (from when we had a scare during my break a few years ago)..Ohhh this seems so real...eeek!

MrsBri Tue 01-Jan-13 18:29:01

Kitten...a cold IS a pregnancy symptom! Your immune system lowers to prevent your body rejecting the foetus.

I've had a permanent coldy-type thing since just before implantation!

I just kept looking at the photo I'd taken of the positive test while I was alone at the hairdressers. Then burst into tears when she gave me a wedding card! Hormones, eh?!

I'm so happy for you :-) How's DH?

cookielove Tue 01-Jan-13 18:33:35

I am debating ordering pregnancy test of Amazon, when i spoke to Dh about it, he said there is no point testing till i am two months late shock because by then it would be obvious and if its a bfn then it points to something else being wrong hmm i think my DH is an IDIOT grin but i love him anyway.

MotherOfCleo Tue 01-Jan-13 18:37:15

my symptoms so far are bad gassy belly, over emotional, snotty nose every morning which doesnt turn into anything, aversion to smells I usually like, tiredness (I had a 2 hour nap today) oh and one day late with AF. I feel like Im preggo too....but what do I know, ive never been preggo before.

Also my cervix is high, soft and closed today, I thought if AF was imminent it was low and open???

God I hope I am preggo! grin

Elektra83 Tue 01-Jan-13 18:47:42

Oh bless cookie! Men are crazy - I didn't even tell hubby that I was ordering them haha! I think his response would have been the same as your other half's

cookielove Tue 01-Jan-13 18:53:57

I may just go ahead and order them it's not like he'll actually know anyway grin he's in no position to judge at them moment as he keeps ordering stuff left right and centre hmm

SantaBearface Tue 01-Jan-13 19:13:26

Hello Mother and Sunny <waves>

Oh Kitteny Kitten - I'm so pleased for you! Well done. Hope you get a darker line tomorrow.

Cookie - I'd get them anyway - I know some people don't find out until much later on, but I think the waiting might drive you crazy! Or maybe that's just me

Just been watching the start of 'Up' and I'm a mess - damn, that film is so sad at the start.

Am getting some clear pant snot so hoping that I'm about to ov and not barren as the bloods suggest but my snot isn't usually that stringy. Does anyone else get clear but unstringy cm? (Sorry if it's TMI) I'm on CD12 so fx.
Contraband OPKS say I haven't ov'd yet

Going to get DH onto it again later. This month, this month, this month

SantaBearface Tue 01-Jan-13 19:16:49

BTW Cookie - my DH always errs on the side of caution and says, 'Well, why don't we just wait for a bit and see what happens' about everything--while I am chomping at the bit to do everything I possibly can. We balance each other out and end up somewhere in the middle. Do it anyway, I would. --Bad Idea Bear raises a grin

jemimahpuddleduck Tue 01-Jan-13 19:17:03

Thanks everyone!

Congrats Kitten and Cleo looks like a very successful start to the thread!

cookie I got 5 First Response tests for £8.99 and free postage direct from their website not sure how that compares to amazon but thought I would mention it.

SantaBearface Tue 01-Jan-13 19:17:19

Ha ha - practically crossed out my whole message so it doesn't make sense!

SantaBearface Tue 01-Jan-13 19:18:06

Good luck Cleo too!

jemimahpuddleduck Tue 01-Jan-13 19:25:08

Santa your DH sounds like mine! Just to let you know my experience re pant snot was it was a little watery but there wasn't much of it and what i did have was definately not stringy .... I checked religiously blush

Kittenkatzen Tue 01-Jan-13 19:33:16

Wow mrsbri I never knew that about the immune system! Does explain why I've not been able to shift this cold though grin DH is excited - keeps rubbing my tummy and checking I'm ok, bless him

bear we're watching Up too - Even DH had tears in his eyes I was too busy scoffing my dinner . Oh and I get the clear but not stringy cm - i only ever had what I think was probably "proper" ewcm once, the first month off the pill.

cleo I have my fx for you!!

Kittenkatzen Tue 01-Jan-13 19:35:04

Forgot to say cookie defo just go ahead and order and stuff them in a drawer somewhere! I think some men (mine included) just don't like the thought of disappointment!

MrsBri Tue 01-Jan-13 19:49:49

Awww...lovely DH, kitten :-)

And yes, get used to snot because it is here to stay. :-/

Kittenkatzen Tue 01-Jan-13 19:55:47

I think DH is more overwhelmed than I thought - he's in tears at Up, the big soppy wotsit ha!!

MelodyCatsAndKittens Tue 01-Jan-13 20:10:41

Oooooh I NEED this thread. I am on the January Bus one as well but as I have a history of getting too obsessed about TTC I don't temp, chart, do opks, check my cervix or any of those other things any more (actually never checked my cervix - not sure how or even if I actually want to!).

This is my first month of TTC for #4 and I just need to keep lighthearted and relaxed otherwise it DOES MY HEAD IN!!!

So what info do I need to add? <scrolls up to copy and paste>

Ok, here you all are with little ol' me at the bottom. I hope I've copied everyone in. Looks like I'm the oldest!

Name: addicted
Age: 25
Location: Am literally, hopefully anyday now about to move 90 miles...who am I kidding its NEVER going to happen over dramqtic much!
Any DCs: 2 dd's. dd1 10 months dd2 2.2 years
TTC: not very long I hate counting, and always get confuesd where to count from as I'm prone to mc. So do you count how long you've been trying since deciding you want another dc or from when you decied to give it another go after last mc? any rate, I dont really want to keep track.

Name: Andie
Age: 29
Location: Birmingham
Any DCs: DS 3yrs, DD 2yrs, DSSs 3.5yrs & 1.5yrs
TTC: 4 months

Name: CurrerBelle (Belle)
Age: 31
Location: Naarfolk
Any DC?: DS, 21mo. MiniBabyBelle: Just got BFP so about a week into existence!
TTC for: 2 months (BFP 28.12.12)

Name: Jemimahpuddleduck
Age: 25
Location: Somerset
Any DC? No
TTC: For First month... testing soon!

Name: Cookielove
Age: 30
Location: Herts
*Any DC?*: Nope
TTC: 3 months

Name: Furrybiscuit
Age: 27
Location: Glasgow
Any DC? No
TTC: For First month...took last pill 8th December

Name: kitten katzen
Age: 33
Location: West Sussex
Any DC?: nope
TTC: 8 months/9 cycles <tedious>

Name: [Santa] Bearface (clinging on to Christmas!)
Age: 33
Location: Essex
Any DC?: No.
TTC: 5 months

Name: MelodyCatsandKittens (although I'm not liking that name much so may change soon)
Age: 37 (please don't let me be the oldest!)
Location: Sussex
Any DC: 3 already...7,5 and 1.
TTC: First month

Happy New Year Everyone wine

cookielove Tue 01-Jan-13 20:22:30

Will try and buy some later, i have one test left from last month. Is there anything more disappointing then POAS and getting a BFN?? Total sadness!!

I think DH, thinks its easy to wait it out, he clearly is insane, i am always sitting on my hands desperate to test and telling myself not to, inevitably its always a negative and then i get the witch. sad

I know i won't be up duffed this month, as Dh was broken for so long blush

Hello Melody welcome

MotherOfCleo Tue 01-Jan-13 20:58:04

nothing worse than a bfn sad i actually like using opks as u at least get to see 2 lines on a peestick! wink

cookielove Tue 01-Jan-13 21:01:35

I really have no idea what a opks is, i am such a newbie when it comes to all this, all the lingo goes completely over my head. I realise i have been on this thread for 2 months and said nothing, so please give me a virtual slap, but i just don't don't know what you mean, also dpo that is lost me and other stuff too blush

Kittenkatzen Tue 01-Jan-13 21:08:27

Welcome melody smile

cookie you're so funny it must be like reading a foreign language when you don't know the acronyms!

Opk = ovulation predictor kit (the sticks you pee on to tell you when ov is imminent)

Dpo = days past ovulation

What else aren't you sure of...?

frogchops Tue 01-Jan-13 21:11:15

I said the same cookie once upon a time, opk is ovulation predictor kit.... I think, forgive me everyone if I'm wrongblush. The little sticks u wee on to see when ov is likely to occur. Meant to be banned on this thread....yeh right!! Lol. blush
And dpo is days past ovulation I think. As in, if you're on the first day of the two wk wait, you're 1dpo. wink

Elektra83 Tue 01-Jan-13 21:11:41

Haha cookie beat me to it! I was trying to figure some of these out too and was lost!

Thanks Kitten

frogchops Tue 01-Jan-13 21:15:52

Thinking about it, yes it's like a ridiculous
Shag related code. I remember having absolutely no idea what an opk was but I was sure I needed it in my life! Haha
As for them being naughty sticks on this thread....I've tried, but being good really doesn't suit me. grin
So basically, the only code we need here is.... P in the V to get up the D!! wink

cookielove Tue 01-Jan-13 21:29:53

Ok, well i really am in the js stages, so i won't be using the opk's for now made a deal with DH which he just reminded me about but maybe in the near ish future i will.

Hmmm not sure what else i don't know but if another acronym pops up, i am just gonna ask, i've already outed myself as an unknower (i realise that is not English)

Frog - i actually had to think about that for a while blush

Elektra83 Tue 01-Jan-13 21:34:26

haha cookie that made me laugh!

If it helps, I just posted a thread which I think has disgusted many posters! sad

cookielove Tue 01-Jan-13 21:36:35

Hmmmm link?

Elektra83 Tue 01-Jan-13 21:38:43

I never really thought I'd write about CM on the internets!

Bearface Tue 01-Jan-13 22:29:56

Ooo - thanks people for responding about the CM. I've never had EWCM as I imagine it should be, but that's good to know that other people are ovulating and don't necessarily have EWCM (egg white cervical mucus in case anyone is wondering!). Mine is clear and there's lots of it, but not stringy like egg white. (holds hands up for TMI)

Managed another go today with DH - that's now CD8, 9, 10 and 11! Thank goodness for holidays! I really want to just ov even more than I want a BFP this month as I just want to know that I am working! Hence I am using OPKs, but only to monitor my cycle really. Apart from that DH and I really are just getting it on at every opportunity. grin

Just off to read your post Elektra.

Has anyone heard from Hooya or Red recently? Hope they're okay.

cookielove Tue 01-Jan-13 22:32:51

OK, whats CD 8, 9, 10 and 11 mean??

Bearface Tue 01-Jan-13 22:36:44

Ha ha Elektra - I just had a look and the link is good, but really gross! Especially the creamy one. Bleugh. Somehow it's okay if it's your own, but someone else's is grim. Still, it really helped so thanks! I really should grow up I think I am at the watery stage. Not sure I have ever got stringiness (!)of the type shown in the pic. Don't worry about disgusting people like me as it's really helpful.

frogchops Tue 01-Jan-13 22:38:05

Cycle day 8,9 etc..... The first day of your bleed (af, Aunt Flo!) is cycle day 1, cd1. wink

Bearface Tue 01-Jan-13 22:38:06

* Cookie* - CD is cycle day. You count from the first day of your period and that is day 1. It helps to see if your cycles are of regular length or if they vary as it can tell you when you ovulate.

Bearface Tue 01-Jan-13 22:38:35

Frog beat me to it!

Bearface Tue 01-Jan-13 22:39:48

Cookie - I knew nothing at all when I first came on here, but I've learnt and am still learning lots. I asked all the same questions as you. smile

Bearface Tue 01-Jan-13 22:41:12

Ooo and what I meant was that DH and I have managed to have sex on all those days of this cycle. shock grin

cookielove Tue 01-Jan-13 22:44:29

Oh, ok this is all really helpful i am so glad i joined this thread smile

frogchops Tue 01-Jan-13 22:44:35

Ahh bear where has your Santa gone!!
It is funny how we all wave to the newbies and somehow think they'll just understand the complete bollocks and waaay to much information things that we waffle continuously for days talk about.

frogchops Tue 01-Jan-13 22:46:44

Oh and high five bear for this amount of sheer shaggage effort!!

cookielove Tue 01-Jan-13 22:46:58

I didn't even realise what CM was or how it could aid you, blush my only defense is i am a neeeewbie smile

MotherOfCleo Tue 01-Jan-13 22:49:44

i worry myself with the amount of shit I waffle on about lol. I would never actually tell people face to face thag I am this much of a fruitloop! grin

frogchops Tue 01-Jan-13 22:56:13

Cookie until I joined this thread I thought I was the only one who had this stringy stuff and I often thought something was wrong. Some months I get it some months I don't. Funnily enough though now, I get excited when I have it, hmm and I'm not grossed out by it anymore.
I wouldn't know half the things i do about all of this ttc without this thread. Nothing is a silly question and really everyone loves a blush tmi question!

cookielove Tue 01-Jan-13 22:58:21


Bearface Tue 01-Jan-13 23:01:28

Totally with you Frog - everyone loves discussing their TMI bits as for most people it's probably the only chance they get to do it. I know it is for me, anyway. I LOVE this fred. It has saved me from certain insanity.

Frog - got rid of Santa (so to speak!) as the festive period is pretty much over. Sigh. Back to being Bearface, although might add a bit. Hang on . . .

Cleo - I'm queen of shit waffling, so you're in the right place!

frogchops Tue 01-Jan-13 23:03:55

Have also just realised that this is thread much for unlucky so far!!
Have begun 2 ww..... And am still in the throws of horrible cold. I actually hurt from coughing and sneezing sad.
Last night at the stroke of midnight as I'm spluttering away, DP said 'before you ask, no we are not having the first shag of the year in that state' haha. Booo spoil sport.
Trust it to be my ov day too. sad oh well, here's to a not very hopeful test in two weeks!! [confusedhmm

cookielove Tue 01-Jan-13 23:06:32

OK 2 ww, to me that says 2 weight watchers, which can't possibly be right, erm so really again ww??

frogchops Tue 01-Jan-13 23:10:17

Saved you from insanity bear?? It's done the bloody opposite for me grin lol. Only joking.
I've been less stressed about the whole thing this month hmm honest.... But I do daydream about the day I can come on here and post about my bfp.

Bearface Tue 01-Jan-13 23:10:36

Oh poor you Frog. Here - have a hot toddy. brew Always works for me. That and garlic in capsule form. You never know, you may well have DTD enough. Are you being a MOTD widow too at the mo?

Ha ha - I said to DH 'how long have we got till dinner cooks?' and he replied with 'Come on, then' and starts running off upstairs shedding clothes. Total nympho. grin

I have lots of strange movement in my lady bits at the mo so hoping that it is ov discomfort, but don't want to get my hopes up. Could be a urine infection I s'pose.

MotherOfCleo Tue 01-Jan-13 23:10:55

2ww = two week wait grin

cookielove Tue 01-Jan-13 23:12:08

Thank you smile

frogchops Tue 01-Jan-13 23:12:38

Two week wait cookie, sorry, between ovulation and time to test.
blush the most agonising two week wait in the world!! Except people like me can't wait two weeks and end up wasting millions of tests by using them too early!!

Bearface Tue 01-Jan-13 23:13:53

2ww - is 2 week wait (waiting for BFP or AF).

I dream about that too Frog. Sigh. Weirdly over Christmas I saw a friend who I don't see that often and she said she had a dream that we were both expecting at the same time. She doesn't know we're ttc but I think she suspects. Odd.

frogchops Tue 01-Jan-13 23:17:18

Bear, yes Motd is on. I feel like its on every friggin nite!! I hate Saturday motd cos I know I have to wait for it to finish wink
No, I've only Dtd (done the deed cookie!) 4 times and two were at shit times. (One is always right after af cos I'm like a crazed horny thing on that day, lol)

frogchops Tue 01-Jan-13 23:19:53

Ooh maybe she's onto something... It happened with dings friend!

Bearface Tue 01-Jan-13 23:21:07

Once is enough though Frog - it ain't over yet!

I knew it - MOTD allows me to come on here in peace! But I get bored of waiting for it to finish too. You're right - it feels like it's always on! Grrr.

Off to bed now. Catch you all later.

frogchops Tue 01-Jan-13 23:21:14

Ooh maybe she's onto something, it happened with dings friend!
Send her to my house, make her dream about ME godammit!! Lol

cookielove Tue 01-Jan-13 23:21:38

Thanks everyone smile and flowers

Bearface Tue 01-Jan-13 23:21:59

Yes - come on the sixth sense! smile

Elektra83 Wed 02-Jan-13 07:50:30

Good morning ladies! cookie thanks for the bump to my thread!

bearface I am loving the name! Also I agree the pictures were grim! Annoyingly I have a mixture of the stringy stuff but it's creamy rather than what it looks like on the pictures...I think I will go back to being clueless haha!

I feel your pain ladies, I am not a MOTD widow (hubby prefers rugby!) but I am a PS3 widow, so totally know how you feel!

Speaking of dreams, MIL shows me a text from her close friend which said that she (the friend) had a dream the night before where MIL told her I was expecting!

MotherOfCleo Wed 02-Jan-13 07:51:50

the witch is here sad beyond gutted sad

Kittenkatzen Wed 02-Jan-13 07:54:43

Oh cleo sorry the witch got you sad

AndIfATenTonTruck Wed 02-Jan-13 08:32:19

I have the snotty cold symptom... and exhaustion. Four years ago with DS this lasted right up to 13 weeks... not looking forward to that. I was getting home from work at 6.30 and going straight to bed. Can't do that this time unless DS miraculously learns how to mmicrowave his own dinner and clean his own teeth properly!!

frogchops Wed 02-Jan-13 08:33:27

So here I am, on a sicky from work feeling totally sorry for myself looking at pics of cm. what joy.
I agree elektra, mine doesn't often look like that , it only goes like that for a few hours, blink and u miss it!!
At least rugby games aren't quite as long as football, but I so feel for anyone who's a playstation widow.... My DP has one but its wired through our normal tv and is strictly for use when I'm out!! Lol.

Elektra83 Wed 02-Jan-13 08:39:43

Oh poor you frogchops I hope you're taking meds and resting smile

Yes, rugby games aren't as long! I quite like football so am not too bothered - the joys of growing up with an older brother who loved football! Our PS3 is also wired through the main tv, I managed to convince him to buy a second tv which is in our room so I have somewhere to escape! He's normally not too bad, it's only because I bought him a new game that he is a little obsessed haha!

frogchops Wed 02-Jan-13 08:55:38

An in bed as we speak elektra. Poor DP had to sleep in another room last night, I was spluttering that much sad
I bought a game for him last year and he loved it. Batman I think hmm but I'm sure I didn't see him till march! So no new games this year, lol.

Elektra83 Wed 02-Jan-13 09:01:24

Oh bless you! For the last few days I have been feeling nauseous and am working from home today, might do it for the rest of the week if I continue to feel this way! Poor you and DP!

Hahah, a couple of years ago I bought him a game and hardly saw him over the Christmas period! Thing is he is a pain to buy presents for so a game is always a safe bet haha! It's a big birthday for both of us this year (my 30th, his 40th) and I am already panicking as to what to do - thankfully I have about 11 months smile

frogchops Wed 02-Jan-13 09:17:22

We both have 30ths this year! His in a couple of weeks!confused we are going away for a few days so hopefully this cold will sod off and I can have my dirty holiday as planned!!

Elektra83 Wed 02-Jan-13 09:24:00

Hahaha! I shall keep my fingers crossed for you! Mine is in a couple of months, I'm hoping we are going away for it but I'm not sure as he hasn't looked at flights or anything - I want to go back to NYC!

Not wishing for much clearly...hehehe wink

TobyLerone Wed 02-Jan-13 09:38:21

Hi all. I'm joining in, if that's ok.

I was on one of these threads back in the summer, but then we decided to put TTC on hold to get married. The wedding is next weekend, and I'm currently lying in bed with (hopefully my last lot of) period pains, so it's game on!

If you're still doing a roll call (I did the 'reading first and last pages' thing), here's mine:

Name: TobyLerone
Age: 35
Any DC? : DS13, DD11
TTC since: Next week grin

MelodyCatsAndKittens Wed 02-Jan-13 10:18:16

Sorry to hear that the witch got you Cleo sad

You lot are as obsessed with CM as I am!!!
And I see a few too many are on the contraband OPKs! I joined this thread to get away from them wink.

Now I have a really TMI question (turn away now if you don't want to read it)
When we've DTD I get confused the following day about whether my pant snot is actually runny, wet CM or leakage from the swimmers the night before IYKWIM!!! So then I find it hard to know when I've actually ovulated as my CM would have dry up the day after.. Sorry if TMI, but I did warn you!

addictedismoving Wed 02-Jan-13 10:50:14

sorry melody, was the question how do you know? my answer is I have no idea either! I just try to do it as much as possible and see what happens <unhelpful>

Kittenkatzen Wed 02-Jan-13 11:32:16

Welcome toby smile

melody a good way to tell the difference is that man juice will soak into the toilet paper a little and make it damp, whereas cm will sit on top and not really soak in at all <spends too long investigating knicker contents> grin

Elektra83 Wed 02-Jan-13 11:47:42

Melody, I have been wondering the same thing!


MotherOfCleo Wed 02-Jan-13 11:52:22

melody I'm with kitten when you spend long enough investigating your CM which I never ever ever thought I would do you will start to know the difference. Now I find my CM fine and not gross at all, where as I find disused swimmer juice rather manky lol.

I too am an OPK offender, I just figured I needed to take the bull by the horns and actually figure out what my body was up to and what the different pains and cramps related too, felt much better this month knowing what was what (so to speak).

Still pissed that the evil witch of doom found me....grrr. I'm going into hiding for 9 months next month so she can enjoy me this month then she can do one lol.

addictedismoving Wed 02-Jan-13 12:40:51

ahh kitten, i'm glad someone had the answer. the knowledge women have eh!

if you dont mind ladies I need to sit here and cry. and if anyone wants to grab a box you can help me unpack.
after having a very plain almost non existant christmas as everything was in boxes because we were ment to move on the 20/12/12 I got a phonecall this morning to let me know our buyers have pulled out. I feel devistated. we are now going to loose our perfect beautiful house and it means we may not even be able to move.
I'm so gutted but cant mope around all day, I need to redress the house ready for viewings and rearrange the living roon etc.
I feel like my stomach has gone on a holiday, just hollow and in shock

ah ah ah ah
just as I was typing this we have had another offer on our house!!! dh is on the phone to the mortgage comany to see what we can do with it.
ladies please pray, send vibes, what ever you believe in. we need this to go through!!

Elektra83 Wed 02-Jan-13 12:44:13

Ahh addicted! Sending you lots of positive thoughts and prayers! Fingers are crossed too!

MotherOfCleo Wed 02-Jan-13 12:56:53

Ahhh addicted everything crossed for you! I have never been as stressed as when we moved house, admittedly this was because my darlin' fella didn't lift a finger I arranged everything, from the offers to the mortgage to the packing of boxes, all he did was help lug boxes on the huh. REALLY hope it all gets sorted. FX!

addictedismoving Wed 02-Jan-13 14:13:39

cleo that sonds just like my dh, although he has sorted out the mortgage (he works in finance) as in phoned and went through half of the application process before handing the phone over to me and letting me do the rest of it. Then its been me who chased them up, appointed solicitors, chased them, arranged to go and sign contracts, chased the mortgage some more, chased the estate agents to find out why its taking so long, phoned round removal companies for quotes, packed every box and bubble wrapped every fragile item. it was me who bought, wrapped and boxed up every christmas present, then unboxed and put the tree up when it was clear we werent going anywhere. its been me who has been stressed out over christmas whilst trying to have a lovelyu time with the girls, its been me who has delt with all the phone clls to the solicitors and agents. its me who has emaild him all the documentation so he could make a quick 5 minute phonecall and its me who is still waiting 1 hour 20 minutes later to see what the result of that phonecall was. and it will be me who will un pack every box and then do it all over again. not to mention its been me who has arranged every viewing, tidied the house and taken the girls out even at the most inconvienent of times (7pm when the girls should be going to bed, not wondering round tesco anyone!)

wow, that ended up in much more of a rant than I intended it to! blush

Kittenkatzen Wed 02-Jan-13 14:41:54

Oh addicted you poor thing what a complete bugger, it really is awful that people are allowed to pull out at the last minute like that. And angry and your DH for being as helpful as a chocolate teapot by the sounds of it....

frogchops Wed 02-Jan-13 15:50:05

Sorry it all went a bit wrong's hoping you come bk and say its turned our just right! wink
Can sympathise with the useless DP....when we moved I also arranged EVERYTHING!! I'm sure men just have an issue with speaking to people!! Altho I'm glad I did, we would've ended up paying thousands more for our house if I'd have left him to it....he has no idea how to negotiate!!

MotherOfCleo Wed 02-Jan-13 15:55:41

phew, is it bad that I'm glad it's not just me who puts up with lots of nonsense from last OH? I do far too much for my OH but anything for an easier life huh, I would still be waiting to move if he was handling it.

On another note I am so confused....warning TMI past this point....I took a hpt this morning, before realising AF was here, got a BFN! (of course) What looked like the start of AF (pinky red when I wiped with a small spec of blood) has now disappeared, no trace on my pant liner, when I went to the loo earlier I had pale pink CM when I wiped, I'm now back to having creamy CM. I was due yesterday and am now a tad confused. I have light periods but they always need a liner for at least two days, this is taking the piss.

MelodyCatsAndKittens Wed 02-Jan-13 16:23:10

I'm glad I'm not the only one Elektra! It's good to know I'm not alone in these thoughts!

Thanks Kitten and Cleo. I shall test it out next time.

You know, I talk about stuff on here that I would never say to someone face to face!!!

addictedismoving Wed 02-Jan-13 16:26:29

that is odd, maybe af will start properly tomorrow? if not I would be taking another test tonight on friday, possibly even now waiting till sunday if still not turned up?

MelodyCatsAndKittens Wed 02-Jan-13 16:33:32

Oh Addicted that is all so traumatic and annoying. I can sympathise with the lack of man action when it comes to getting anything organised. Let us know how you get on.

Cleo, jealous envy of your light periods. Mega TMI sorry... I soak through a super plus tampon in two hours on the first two days of every period. The getting up in the night to change myself is worse than feeding a newborn! Anyway, what I would say is that if it is different to what you normally experience I would test again in a day or two. I do g want to get your hopes up but you never know.

Melody x

frogchops Wed 02-Jan-13 16:34:05

Hehe addicted that made me laugh. I'd have done several by now!!

MelodyCatsAndKittens Wed 02-Jan-13 16:35:02

do g??? I think that was supposed to be 'don't. Poxy phone!

Hello everyone smile just a quick hello to say happy new year, welcome to all the newbies, and congrats to the BFPs! I'm looking forward to getting home from holiday as I should have my scan date through by then (we get back Saturday night). Once the scan has happened I think I will start to relax a bit - I thought TTC was stressful (even though it was only a couple of months) but this early pregnancy lark is even worse. Grrrrr.

Addicted what a nightmare and huge disappointment for you with the house sale. I really really hope that things come good soon. Will keep my fx for you.

MelodyCatsAndKittens Wed 02-Jan-13 16:55:48

So... From the list of TTCers, who has had a BFP this month?

Kittenkatzen Wed 02-Jan-13 16:58:03

Oooh cleo <whispers> implantation bleed maybe?

MotherOfCleo Wed 02-Jan-13 17:13:12

kitten i'm 16 days past positive OPk though so somewhere between 14 and 16dpo.....that would be too late for implantation wouldn't it? My body would be all geared up for AF. I hate the fact the witch is lurking, if I'm out for this month can't she just let me know for sure......grrrrr.

addictedismoving Wed 02-Jan-13 17:40:12

today has been a rolercoaster of emotions. I'm completely exausted and am clock watching, counting down to 6pm (girls bedtime)

The offer is 5k less than what we need it to be. they arent budging on the price (they have us by the balls and they know it! we are more desprate to sell than they are, they already lost out once, as they lost in the original bidding war, and know they will survive the 2nd time around) we are going to look at our finances tonight and see if there is anyway we can swollow the costs out of savings and 0% credit cards etc.

cleo it could be implantation, but i would have thought you would have had a +ve test if it were. but then I know women who have had bleeding at 6-8 weeks pg and been told its implantation.

right i'm off to put pjs on the girls and start the bedtime routine. do you think they will notice going to bed 15 minutes early?

frogchops Wed 02-Jan-13 18:13:37

Addicted, will they not meet you half way?? Are they def not going to budge? If they've come bck again they clearly love your house!! Any mileage in bluffing that its the original price or nothing at all? I'm a hard faced cow with negotiating!! Lol

addictedismoving Wed 02-Jan-13 18:46:15

I tried that frog, I asked them to come up 2.5k hoping they would come up at least 1k and they point blank refused to even discuss it saying they just didnt have the money.

I've told the agent we cant afford any less than 145, and we really cant, that 5k means we cant afford the house were buying, which means we will have to pull out and find a new one which will incurr abandonment fees and new search fees as well as paying for all the work the solicitor has already done and will need to do (expensive solicitor, we needed them as they are the best and have ended up using them ever since but they are not cheep!

But all thoes fees plus the 5k in loss amount to around 10k which means we just cant afford to move, so they loose the house anyway. but they are calling our bluff and I dont want to loose them. I just cant face going on the market again and doing all the house viewings and tidying and unboxing and ...I just canbt do it sad

MrsBri Wed 02-Jan-13 19:01:00

Get your agent to do what you're paying them for and negotiate on your behalf. They should be bending over backwards to get your house sold at a decent price.

frogchops Wed 02-Jan-13 19:05:52

So, did they offer the 145 in the first place? Have they up'd the amount they originally offered? Their agent is either very very good and has told them to stick as you're pretty much between a rock and a hard place....or, they really can't afford it. Something tells me its the agent and that they really love your house. Also since they last lost out on your house, they clearly haven't found anything else that matched up to it. I know how tough this standing your ground business is though confused what a stress!
Are you on a timescale here? When do u need to let them know?

addictedismoving Wed 02-Jan-13 19:20:13

no sorry originally they offered 140, then a bidding war took place and we accepted another couple (the ones that pulled out) at 145. origionally our house was on the market at 160 so thats a massive drop down anyway.
I suspect it has something to do with the agent! We took them on board when tlg werent getting anywhere after 6 months, within 2 days we had 6 house viewings from nph (new agents) and 4 more from tlg. we accepted the offer from tlg and they werent very happy about it.

they are looking round the house again on sunday and luckly the people we are buying from are being really good about it and are willing to wait for us (although not forever!) We are going to number crunch talk t the mortgage company some more and see what we can do. then stand our ground at that figure

addictedismoving Wed 02-Jan-13 19:21:55

actually in the bidding war they offered 142500, which is what we asked for! but now they cant afford it.

frogchops Wed 02-Jan-13 19:30:24

Oh looking at the house again!?! They wouldn't be doing that if it was a definately no to more money!! Stand your ground, they want your house!!
Otherwise if the people you're buying from are so understanding, would they not compromise a couple of grand to make it all happen? I know its not their problem, but....

Bearface Wed 02-Jan-13 19:31:26

Hello all

Hi to Melody and Toby. Sorry about AF/strange spotting Cleo - hope it's what you want it to be.

Addicted - you poor thing - how stressful. I think Frog and MrsBri are right - your agent should be telling them that you won't sell unless they give you the price you need. Let them call your bluff, but I think you should stand your ground. They were the ones who rang back remember - so your/their(?) agent must have told them pretty quickly that it was back on the market, so they are back for a second go and think they can squeeze you down, but they must have been willing to pay the asking price or near it in the first instance if they got involved in a bidding war over it. If you can't afford it, you can't afford it - they'll stump up I'm sure. Good luck. Hope it goes your way.

Well, I received a great big book in the post today - 'Taking Charge of your Fertility' - I've already depressed DH by telling him what he should be giving up. He was most upset about having to do less cycling in order to stop his testes bumping the bike, not alcohol! Still, he just went out to get the one beer . . .

frogchops Wed 02-Jan-13 19:32:53

Having just read your last msg, scrap what i said.... Def stand your ground, slight compromise at most!!

Bearface Wed 02-Jan-13 19:34:22

Sorry - just been cross-posting Addicted. Well I think, if they could afford it once . . . Are they first time buyers or are they in a chain or anything do you know?

AndieDisestablishment Wed 02-Jan-13 19:40:31

Addicted Call bullshit and ask what they've spent that other £2500 in, if they had it before then they should have it now. A £15000 drop in price is more than enough. Tight gits.

My dog is following me round like I'm made of steak. I'm trying not to interpret it as a sign.

Bearface Wed 02-Jan-13 19:44:18

Yep yep - what Andie said!

frogchops Wed 02-Jan-13 19:48:49

Hahaha. I love Andies response. That's pretty much what I wanted to say but I think I pussy footed around.
I'm laughing at the dog thinking you're steak too, and I'm also thinking that if I didn't have all of my symptoms before ov I'd be thinking hmm too.

addictedismoving Wed 02-Jan-13 20:08:18

thankyou ladies for the stright talking. I've dedided to not say anything to our agents until monday when the couple will have already looked round, then stand our ground at 142500. we've dropped so much already and we have alittle bit of time to find new buyers, so I will get tough and call their bluff.

thank you so much for listening and giving me the kick I needed!

frogchops Wed 02-Jan-13 20:34:59

Good move addicted!
At least they might worry that someone else could look around over the weekend too! (I'd also say there's no harm in telling them you have a couple or two lined up to look around, when they come;)) just puts a bit of pressure on. Good luck!

Well DP is out at football... I still feel like shit soup and ill prob cry at one born every minute in a little bit. :-/
But still, at least ill be eating Xmas biscuits and drinking lovely hot choc. ;)

cookielove Wed 02-Jan-13 20:41:53

Hello all sad to hear all the crap your going through all addicted, hope you get the offer you deserve.

Good news from me, dh has returned after being away for 4 days shock JS can now continue.

MelodyCatsAndKittens Wed 02-Jan-13 22:18:55

addicted I think I agree with the others. You hold your ground.

Now, how to drag DH away from the TV to get him upstairs for some JS?

frogchops Wed 02-Jan-13 22:22:56

Melody....when u master that trick, let me know how yeh??!! wink

MelodyCatsAndKittens Wed 02-Jan-13 22:49:30

I've got him to bed but now he's fiddling on his iPad!

LotsaTuddles Wed 02-Jan-13 23:11:34


That's a lot of catching up to do.

Well ERTD is due on Friday but doesn't feel the way it normally does a few days before so fx I get to POAS this month.

I'm hoping it is this month because, I will then have time to have the baby and comfortably loose the weight in time for my wedding next May

AndieDisestablishment Wed 02-Jan-13 23:15:59

Melody I feel your pain, that happens in my house every night, I lie there and huff until he gets the

DP is currently playing Halo4 online with his cousin so I can hear half a conversation, he cousin's voice crackling through the headset and the noise of alien battle from the TV while I'm trying to read my book. Knowing his cousin can hear me makes announcing "I'm going to bed, follow me if you want sex" or "take me, I'm fertile" quite

frogchops Wed 02-Jan-13 23:19:32

Tuddles, fx for you!!

Omg melody, its like you actually live in my house!! Lol. I have this issue, altho I confiscate the iPad (bcos its mine!wink) and he just faffs about on his fone. confused
Having said that, I'm not actually bothered right now due to existing shitty flu. sad

frogchops Wed 02-Jan-13 23:26:20

Oh andie I hold your posts entirely responsible for inducing two separate coughing fits's just what happens after I've laughed out loud. My chest feels like its been sat on by a rhino.
My DP isn't into halo and doesn't play online, but he does like it when I get involved with the odd 'shoot him' 'he's behind you' comment. Needless to say If I get fed up, I forget to alert him to any approaching 'baddies' lol.
And the iPad/phone faffing is one of my pet hates. Plenty of huffing and rolling over with the duvet dramatically in this house!!grin

Rockchick1984 Wed 02-Jan-13 23:27:15

Andie I find the easiest way to distract DH away from ps3/Xbox is to go for a shower then come downstairs and start putting body lotion on while just wrapped in a hand towel, all of a sudden his character dies or he finally manages to find a save point grin

Cookie glad he's home - let the JSing commence!!

Addicted it sounds like your new buyer really wants the house, yay! I suppose you have to weigh up the options as best as you can, if they won't budge on the extra you may lose the sale but if they want it badly enough they will just go for it. It sounds like they got annoyed by the bidding war that happened!

Bear I've bought that book, not started reading yet tho - glad you've got some tips from it already.

I've had stupid vomiting bug for the last 2 days - lovely start to the new year [grr] No idea when I ovulate but according to pink pad it was NYE - last time we DTD was 30th Dec so may have been in time but if I ov later than average then I'm screwed not in the way I want to be sad and will be another month wasted.

MelodyCatsAndKittens Thu 03-Jan-13 08:49:15

I had my wicked way with him in the end last night wink but I might have to try that tip next time Rockchick!

Elektra83 Thu 03-Jan-13 08:57:53

Hahah I wish that would work with my hubby Rockchick! My hubby gets tunnel vision when he's on the PS3!

MotherOfCleo Thu 03-Jan-13 09:21:19

Men are odd huh, I have actually had to just walk in while he is playing games and straddle him before, a women on a mission is hard to resist lol. It's not overly romantic to have to tell him the sooner you give in the sooner you can go back to playing your game.

Elektra83 Thu 03-Jan-13 09:31:48

You are brave Cleo! I get told off if I happen to walk past the tv and his character has just died...!

AndieDisestablishment Thu 03-Jan-13 09:45:39

Rock I have previously text a picture of one leg in a stocking and never heard the XBox turn off so

I didn't get lucky last night. Unsurprisingly, he's just got over Norovirus and working 3 12 hour shifts in a row so I'll let him off. It's his birthday today so I'm allowing him a lie in, baking a cake and hoping he'll want birthday sex

Kittenkatzen Thu 03-Jan-13 09:48:57

<makes mental note to give the stockinged leg picture a go at some point> grin

MotherOfCleo Thu 03-Jan-13 09:55:00

haha elektra I'm always in trouble for something, he soon gets over it once hes 'other brain' takes over lol

AndIfATenTonTruck Thu 03-Jan-13 09:55:53

I am exhausted. I mean flat out knackered. I am supposed to be working today (from home) but I am still in bed capable of nothing other than mn-ing...

I had a brief burst of energy yesterday evening and cleaned the kitchen, then a double helping of dinner (delicious turkey curry DH made) and read in bed until nearly 11 - then was too hot/uncomfortable etc to get off to sleep straight away.

When DS came in to kiss me bye and go to nursery with DH, I was in the middle of a really excellent dream which I think was about to involve me getting very smoochy with Daniel Craig.

I need to sort out this sleep/energy pattern by the weekend, as I have to be in work Mon-Thurs from next week and it involves leaving the house about 7.

CrackerJackShack Thu 03-Jan-13 10:00:19

Hi! Can I join this thread? I'm 32, have one DS who's just over a year, been trying for 2 months, AF due on the Jan 9th. Fingers crossed for this month.

Elektra83 Thu 03-Jan-13 10:09:09

Hi CrackerJack smile

Me too Cleo! I need to figure out how to get hubby's 'other brain' to take over!

Poor you AndIfATenTonTruck I hope you get your sleep pattern sorted

Rockchick1984 Thu 03-Jan-13 10:13:12

Welcome Cracker I'm due AF on 10th so will be testing around the same time as you smile

Tenton when you feel the burst of energy DON'T try to take advantage of it, just do things that you can't avoid like work and leave DH to do everything else! Hope you feel a bit more perky soon smile

frogchops Thu 03-Jan-13 10:19:11

Hi cracker! (Waves)
Haha tenton.... Daniel Craig, mmmmmm. I've been having some decent dreams recently but DP said yday that the reason he's getting no sleep, apart from my coughing is that I'm talking all the way through them. I must not have said anything incriminating yetblush. It worries me though cos a lot of my weird dreams udually involve ex's, schoolgirl crushes, and general people they shouldn't!!blush

Bearface Thu 03-Jan-13 10:44:21

Hello Cracker - welcome!

Oh dear TenTon - I couldn't sleep last night either, but that's because I couldn't put down the fertility book I got in the post. I feel as if I know so much more. I feel armed with info! Lots of the questions I have been thinking about and asking were answered in there. I feel mentally so much less in the dark - would really recommend it. Even though this is just shagging, I don't think it hurts to know your body. I am so much more clued up on CM and ovulation. grin

TenTon - when this happens to me I try to get up at the time I'm supposed to be up for a couple of days before so that I can feel tired when not at work rather than not being able to get up the following week. I then see it through with no napping so I'm properly tired by the evening and sleep through. This works for me. Hope you manage to get it sorted.

Frog - my DH talks in his sleep and it's mostly nonsense which I can't understand. He also walks in his sleep and does a weird staring thing. It used to freak me out, but now I just chat away to him and pat his head to send him back to sleep. I wish I had your dreams though - mine are always about weird stuff like wild animals in places you don't expect, dragons and mythical creatures(!), underground bunkers - the more stressed I am the stranger they get. Would much prefer Daniel Craig!

addictedismoving Thu 03-Jan-13 10:48:57

Hi cracker <waves>

Just to fill you in, and let you all be very dissapointed in me! we caved, we weighed up the cost of loosing the house against the cost of borrowing more and it made financial sense and comon sense to up the mortgage by 5k and accept teh offer now rather than risk loosing the buyer and new house and not being able to afford to move full stop.
We're pushing to complete on the 5th of Feb and really hoping nothing else goes wrong!

I think I'm lucky in the gaming department, dh doesnt have an xbox, he does have a wii, but he prefers games like lego harry potter and pirates of the carribean! he also allowes the girls to join in with him even if it means he will ie and have to start again. and if I utter the words, I'm going to bed, before 10pm he will turn it off and loose the game rather than find a save point!

As useless as DH is at doing...well anything that involves organization, I think hes a keeper!

my legs are killing me this morning, i started a new fitness dvd yesterday morning, jillian michels 6 pack in 6 weeks and its a killer. I havent been to the gym since I had a seizure (long story, I wont bore you with details, or possibly scare any of you!) and am so out of shape. At least dh is doing it with me to keep me motivated grin see not a bad guy really!

MotherOfCleo Thu 03-Jan-13 11:03:10

Haha, my OH has a games room complete with xbox, ps3, 42 inch tv, sofa bed and general games rubbish (including 2 light sabres). It is a true geek den. It will however become the nursery WHEN i get preggo. He's quite good really, he only plays very rarely, just so happens that he bought a new game called sleeping dogs and is now hooked, he was like this with CoD and GoW too....yawn.
He's defo a keeper though, we had a laugh last night about me getting AF (although I still have started yet, bit more pink/brown when I wipe but nothing else) I said it was his overweight sperm (he keeps saying he needs to loose a bit of weight) he said it was because of my dust old eggs (I'm older than him) I said it was because of he is ginger and the powers that be are trying to limit the m=number of ginger genes passed on. no offense meant It's nice to laugh about it all though, he's a pain but I wouldn't be without him!

I'm so glad addicted best to add an extra year to the mortgage than to lose the new house. Hope this is the last hiccup for you!

I have a huge girl crush on Jillian, I did her 30 day shred --although I may not have made it all the way to day 30--she certainly makes you work.

frogchops Thu 03-Jan-13 11:13:53

Addicted, its not disappointing if u get what you want! Good that hopefully you can get moving and you'll still have ur dream house! 5th feb isn't far either, and possible! From looking around our house to the day we moved in was exactly 7 weeks (again this was due to my pushiness and organisation, and nothing to do with DP!) our estate agent even offered me a job on completion day, lol. Wish I'd taken it now!
My DP enjoys his games but isn't a huge gamer... He's more into films, but I'm terrible and can never stay awake through any film blush

CrackerJackShack Thu 03-Jan-13 11:15:38

My DH goes on video game "binges" and when he's on one, forget about speaking to him till he finishes it! He's got this little "command center" in the living room that DS is desperate to pull apart. LOL.

We're moving at the end of the month and I promised DH he could have a room for his gadgets all to himself. I suspect I will never see him again.

AQuarkTooFar Thu 03-Jan-13 12:08:59

Hi Cracker!

How exciting addicted! Hope it all goes through ok and you can enjoy the thought of being in your new house very soon!

My dh doesn't really do gaming, I'm worse probably but he is addicted to a farming simulater game at the moment on his iphone. Get ziltch convo out of him in the evenings. quite nice in away

He does however talk, shout, walk, move stuff around, get dressed and re-arrange bedroom furniture in his sleep! Thankfully not every night!

AQuarkTooFar Thu 03-Jan-13 12:10:53

Oh, I am now not sure I like Children! Got head butted by one on the nose a at party earlier this week, my arms aches for carrying about my 7 month old cousin yesterday and my 4 year old cousin ran over my feat with a go kart yesterdy too. They are now all cut, bruised and swollen. Ouch!

DH said they were all great fun though and has made him want children more!

addictedismoving Thu 03-Jan-13 12:17:14

aquark, i hate kids, they are snotty, whiny angd generally annoying!

there are only 4 children that i can honestlt say I enjoy spending time with, 1 my 5 yo brother, 2 my 2 yo sister, 3 my 2yo dd and 4 my 11mo dd.

i can honestly say having your own is very very diffrent, i used to work as a childminder pre kids and looking after your own is very very diffrent! and if i'm trying for my 3rd in 3 years having your own cant be all that bad can it?! grin that or i'm a sucker for punishment!

MelodyCatsAndKittens Thu 03-Jan-13 12:21:16

Hi everyone and new people! <Waves>

I love all these tips to get men off the sofa. With DH last night it was just the TV and a bottle of wine but games do distract him every now and then. He goes on a gaming 'binge' too Cracker.

I absolutely love the idea of a photo of a stocking-ed leg texted to him downstairs. It wouldn't work for my DH though unless I left his phone on the sofa with him before I went upstairs. He'd be too lazy to get up off the sofa to respond to the sound of his phone!... I'd also have to make sure his phone was charged before going upstairs as his battery is often dead! Then he'd come across my text picture at some other moment later in the week - probably when he's at work!

Now, I need a serious telling off....This is potentially worse than symptom spotting...I have found myself looking online at double buggies and tandem pushchairs this morning!!! Someone slap me.

MelodyCatsAndKittens Thu 03-Jan-13 12:24:24

I'm glad things seem to be coming together for you on the house front Addicted. Often with these things a compromise has to be made somewhere, for you it was the price. When we moved it was the location.

Bearface Thu 03-Jan-13 12:34:21

Oh dear Quark! My nephew once bit me on the bum - really hard and I cried lots and couldn't sit down for a bit - monster! He also bit his grandpa on the stomach. He's still not much better 5 years on. Some kids are lovely though. It all depends on their parents I find . . .

Cleo - gingers are wonderful and beautiful (just look at Team GB!) and we love them on this fred! We had a long old discussion about gingerism on the last fred and there's lots of gingers on this fred. I think you should be sucking up those ginger genes. grin p.s. I know you're only messing

Addicted - good on you. If that's what you have to do, then do it. Always do what's best for yourself in those situations because only you can look after yourself - others won't do it for you. Glad things are looking like they're getting sorted.

TMI alert! Don't read on if you don't want to know about CM.

Well, ladies, I am in mucus heaven! bet you never thought you'd hear that in your life I have creamy white CM today and, and, AND I got two lines on my ov stick so I think I am ovulating - hurrah! I've also had some discomfort in the ovulation region. Yesterday I had clear CM that was a tiny bit stringy and had some streaks of red in it, which I learnt from my book that it may be ovulation bleeding from when the egg bursts through the wall.

I know it might be a minor thing to other people, but it's really important to me as thought I was broken. So, DH is coming home tonight and prioritising shagging over biking. grin

Bearface Thu 03-Jan-13 12:35:50

<Hooya> to you Melody! The world of prams - don't go there unless you have to!

Hello! Can I join in with the JSing please? I've copied and pasted the roll call (including one that was on its lonesome), and added me on the end:

Name: addicted
Age: 25
Location: Am literally, hopefully anyday now about to move 90 miles...who am I kidding its NEVER going to happen over dramqtic much!
Any DCs: 2 dd's. dd1 10 months dd2 2.2 years
TTC: not very long I hate counting, and always get confuesd where to count from as I'm prone to mc. So do you count how long you've been trying since deciding you want another dc or from when you decied to give it another go after last mc? any rate, I dont really want to keep track.

Name: Andie
Age: 29
Location: Birmingham
Any DCs: DS 3yrs, DD 2yrs, DSSs 3.5yrs & 1.5yrs
TTC: 4 months

Name: CurrerBelle (Belle)
Age: 31
Location: Naarfolk
Any DC?: DS, 21mo. MiniBabyBelle: Just got BFP so about a week into existence!
TTC for: 2 months (BFP 28.12.12)

Name: Jemimahpuddleduck
Age: 25
Location: Somerset
Any DC? No
TTC: For First month... testing soon!

Name: Cookielove
Age: 30
Location: Herts
*Any DC?*: Nope
TTC: 3 months

Name: Furrybiscuit
Age: 27
Location: Glasgow
Any DC? No
TTC: For First month...took last pill 8th December

Name: kitten katzen
Age: 33
Location: West Sussex
Any DC?: nope
TTC: 8 months/9 cycles <tedious>

Name: [Santa] Bearface (clinging on to Christmas!)
Age: 33
Location: Essex
Any DC?: No.
TTC: 5 months

Name: MelodyCatsandKittens (although I'm not liking that name much so may change soon)
Age: 37 (please don't let me be the oldest!)
Location: Sussex
Any DC: 3 already...7,5 and 1.
TTC: First month

Name: TobyLerone
Age: 35
Any DC? : DS13, DD11
TTC since: Next week

Name: HumptyDumptyBumpty
Age: 32
Location: London
Any DC?: No
TTC: 2 months (and nearly a third, as I think AF is coming to stay - have had some signs, had the WORST PMT yesterday)


Elektra83 Thu 03-Jan-13 14:39:34

cleo we have had conversations about the ginger gene, mostly in the vein of God help our child if it turns out ginger and brown! (hubby is English with ginger genes...he was a proper ginger when younger but has got darker with age...and I'm Indian so brown...or at least browner than my husband!)

MelodyCatsAndKittens Thu 03-Jan-13 14:54:38

Cleo sorry if I've missed one if your posts but I was wondering if you're still waiting for the witch or if you've poas again...?

Bearface Thu 03-Jan-13 15:08:26

Hello HumptyDumptyBumpty <waves>

AndieDisestablishment Thu 03-Jan-13 15:12:08

Melody I was looking at pushchairs a couple of weeks ago. I also bookmarked a bunk cotbed the other day that I found while looking for beds to accommodate DSSs staying over. We all have out crazy moments.

AQuarkTooFar Thu 03-Jan-13 15:14:43

Hiya Humpty smile

I haven't looked at pushchairs but have started a secret pinterest board for baby stuff! Bad me!

MotherOfCleo Thu 03-Jan-13 15:26:55

I actually dye my hair chestnut bear but the OH gets all tetchy when I mock his ginger beard, so of course I mock it a lot. smile As long as I have a happy healthy wee one it can be a ginger and freckly as it likes. elektra you made me chuckle, could be a good look wink

melody the witch flew in with purpose this morning sad I'm actually relieved as I was sick of being in limbo. I am back to CD1 and have BIG plans for this month smile I am taking no crap and WILL be preggo this time next month. grin

frogchops Thu 03-Jan-13 15:51:07

Did anyone see the couple desperate for a hi get baby on obem last night? Sorry if I'm late and this is where the convo stemmed!! I ocasssionalky spot a ginger hair amongst dps 'strawberry blondhmm' stubble so its not impossible for us! I have dark hair and his is more mousey. I won't care though, ginger is trendy nowadays!
I must also say I haven't even thought about it looked at baby items, pushchairs, cots etc....I duno if that makes me good or bad! Lol. I have enquired about a carseat tho as my dm works in a shop that sells them! But I think that's allowed....isn't it?

frogchops Thu 03-Jan-13 15:51:44

*thats ginger, not hi get (??) hmm stupid fone!

MelodyCatsAndKittens Thu 03-Jan-13 16:13:28

sad Cleo but I guess you know where you are now. Bummer though.

I really should know better than to be looking at baby stuff - this will be #4 for goodness sake but I really can't help myself when it comes to prams and pushchairs. Other stuff doesn't really make me obsessed bother me but pushchairs do. I do a lot of walking and I will need to have the right one for a baby and a toddler.

Frogchops I think it's better not to look at stuff until actually pg. When I was TTC fir #3 I got all double pushchair obsessed wanted to do my research about double buggies but it took me absolutely ages to become upduffed. So by the time #3 did come along, #2 was big enough to walk everywhere! So I had wasted loads of time and spent a lot of time living in an imaginary world of me pushing my lovely double along!

As well as JSing as much as poss (although, seriously, I do not have the time/energy for it as much as some of you viroids - how do you manage?! grin) have also quit smoking (well, apart from one or two here and there), quit drinking (easy, not a massive drinker), and started eating lots of TTC-helpful foods. My last Ocado order was all veggies, fish, wholegrains, brazil nuts and vitamin supplements. The computer gets all sad, and keeps trying to persuade me I really need the usual bottle of wine, box of chocs, pate, cured meats etc.
What are your top up-duffing foods viroids (this is my fave autocorrect ever, btw)?

frogchops Thu 03-Jan-13 18:38:36

I think I'm missing something with the viroid thing blushblushblush

Bearface Thu 03-Jan-13 18:43:39

Good on you for quitting smoking Humpty - stick with it. I don't have any fave TTC foods, but I'm trying to eat as much fruit and veg as possible mainly to lose weight so that I can increase my chances of conceiving. I'm not massively overweight - just need to lose about half a stone to get into the right BMI, but I'm trying to use the Hairy Bikers'/Dieters' stuff to reduce my calorie and fat intake so it's not too painful. I don't drink much either - I'm such a lightweight cheap date I'm finding it quite easy to keep off the chocs and bad stuff at the moment probably because it's just after Christmas and I feel a bit fooded out. Trying to drink lots of water too as apparently it can help cervical fluid.

As for shagging - I'm on hols at the moment so have been able to get lots of time in and DH was off until today. grin

Bearface Thu 03-Jan-13 18:44:34

Frog - it's in the blue bit at the top for the OP - 'Viroid = This is you, dear poster. This is from the first JS thread when someone tried to type 'ladies' and it autocorrected to 'Viroids' - so there you go!'

cookielove Thu 03-Jan-13 18:55:56

Aquark so how do you do that pin interest thing then?

MelodyCatsAndKittens Thu 03-Jan-13 19:14:28

Humpty I only have the time and energy for lots of JSing this week as DH is off work and so am I although I only work one day a week. The two oldest DSs are off school and have been sleeping in a bit so we're all quite refreshed. If I don't get upduffed this month things will get a bit trickier for us as life just gets in the way! (and I doubt I will as things took a while last time and we are both over the hill getting on a bit).

frogchops Thu 03-Jan-13 19:18:29

Oh ok, I get this now. wink thanks bear!!
As for foodies.... I need to lose about 1/2 stone - 10 lb ish to b in the right bmi section, but I am cheap at resisting nice things. Me and cake have a love/hate relationship. I'm not brilliant on the fruit and veg intake but I've never smoked and I don't drink (apart from really special occasions) so I don't think I'm too off the ideal wagon.

MelodyHarmony Thu 03-Jan-13 19:31:51

Sorry, I've name changed... again!
I've never really altered my diet much. Like others, I don't drink much, I've never smoked and I'm one if those annoyingly skinny people. I eat pretty healthily and walk A LOT. I take folic acid when TTC. A friend of mine suggested diet changes for "gender swaying" (as I have three boys already) but I can't be bothered with all that. Quite happy with a healthy baby, pink or blue.

MotherOfCleo Thu 03-Jan-13 19:40:14

I dont smoke or drink apart from special occasions) I get a fair amount of exercise walking the puppy and do a Bokwa class once a week (used to be a gym bunny and do 3 or 4 classes a week, but I appreciate my home life with the man an pooch more now).
Ive done both WeightWatchers and SlimmingWorld and am quite careful about what I eat....although I am a crisp fiend! I love them. Im not overweight and my bmi is 25 exactly grin so all I can do is blame my dusty eggs and my OHs slow swimmers....they may need to stop and ask for directions or something. wink

Redshoes56 Thu 03-Jan-13 21:40:59

Happy new year and happy new thread! DH and I returned from a holiday visit to my folks with nasty sinus infections and we've been down for the count for days. Arg. I'm working from home today with my kitties, soup and prescription drugs. Finally got pants snot while we were away, and we were not about to shag in the spare bedroom next to my parents' and no lock on the door, so we're out for the month unless some of his swimmers were hiding up in there for a few days. I can't just wait to feel healthy again!

OK, going back now to catch up on everything. Lots going on here, and lots of new faces grin

Redshoes56 Thu 03-Jan-13 21:51:46

Updated roll call!

Name: addicted
Age: 25
Location: Am literally, hopefully anyday now about to move 90 miles...who am I kidding its NEVER going to happen over dramqtic much!
Any DCs: 2 dd's. dd1 10 months dd2 2.2 years
TTC: not very long I hate counting, and always get confuesd where to count from as I'm prone to mc. So do you count how long you've been trying since deciding you want another dc or from when you decied to give it another go after last mc? any rate, I dont really want to keep track.

Name: Andie
Age: 29
Location: Birmingham
Any DCs: DS 3yrs, DD 2yrs, DSSs 3.5yrs & 1.5yrs
TTC: 4 months

Name: CurrerBelle (Belle)
Age: 31
Location: Naarfolk
Any DC?: DS, 21mo. MiniBabyBelle: Just got BFP so about a week into existence!
TTC for: 2 months (BFP 28.12.12)

Name: Jemimahpuddleduck
Age: 25
Location: Somerset
Any DC? No
TTC: For First month... testing soon!

Name: Cookielove
Age: 30
Location: Herts
*Any DC?*: Nope
TTC: 3 months

Name: Furrybiscuit
Age: 27
Location: Glasgow
Any DC? No
TTC: For First month...took last pill 8th December

Name: kitten katzen
Age: 33
Location: West Sussex
Any DC?: nope
TTC: 8 months/9 cycles <tedious>

Name: [Santa] Bearface (clinging on to Christmas!)
Age: 33
Location: Essex
Any DC?: No.
TTC: 5 months

Name: MelodyCatsandKittens (although I'm not liking that name much so may change soon)
Age: 37 (please don't let me be the oldest!)
Location: Sussex
Any DC: 3 already...7,5 and 1.
TTC: First month

Name: TobyLerone
Age: 35
Any DC? : DS13, DD11
TTC since: Next week

Name: HumptyDumptyBumpty
Age: 32
Location: London
Any DC?: No
TTC: 2 months (and nearly a third, as I think AF is coming to stay - have had some signs, had the WORST PMT yesterday)

Name: Redshoes56
Age: 33
Location: NJ, USA
Any DC?: No
TTC: 6 months-ish

MotherOfCleo Thu 03-Jan-13 22:07:15

can someone add me? pleeaaase....

name - MotherOfCleo
age - 29
location - sussex, uk
kids - ttc #1
ttc - 4 cycles

Redshoes56 Thu 03-Jan-13 22:08:23

MotherofCleo I read something funny today on a blog about dusty eggs, so your comment made me laugh. This is actually a funny read for all: Peeing My Pants and Other Things That Terrify Me About Pregnancy

MotherOfCleo Thu 03-Jan-13 22:23:04

haha red that is awesome! God I hope I dont have old decrepid eggs sad eeeek scared now.

Redshoes56 Thu 03-Jan-13 22:49:19

Nah, we've still got some ripe ones up there! Need to shake 'em out!

Elektra83 Fri 04-Jan-13 07:54:54

Redshoes that blog is hilarious! I think I will be going back to read her other posts! Thank you smile

Bearface Fri 04-Jan-13 09:39:42

Hello Red <waves> sorry you're not well. Hope you perk up soon and manage to get back to the JSing. There's a lot of illness going round - guess it's migrating between continents too!

It's funny isn't it, how some people have no qualms about shagging with parents/PILs next door, but others just couldn't! I'd be in the second camp, but I know some people just say 'Not ideal, but needs must'. I'd be afraid of making too much noise! grin

Off to have a look at the blog now.

LotsaTuddles Fri 04-Jan-13 09:55:53

At the moment we live with PILs due to still saving to buy a house etc, so we have to do it with them in the house, it does mean having to be very quiet but not the end of the world. We live together, therefore we have sex iyswim.

ERTD due today, still hasn't come, it normally happens in the middle if the night, doesn't feel like it's about to happen, but don't feel entirely normal either. (I'm making do sense, so gonna shut up now).

Will POAS tomorrow morning and report back.

Going to look t wedding dresses this afternoon <squee>

Bearface Fri 04-Jan-13 10:16:23

Needs must, eh? Tuddles. I think it's all fair enough and good on you, but just makes me personally cringe as my PIL's house has such thin walls! I can hear them talking and breathing if they have a cold or something. blush You're braver than I am - I'd be celibate if I lived with PILs I think! Also, it makes me think of Gavin and Stacey when they're all sitting round the breakfast table and they can't help listening to G and S doing it and have to turn the radio on. grin

Bearface Fri 04-Jan-13 10:17:09

Ooo - meant to say, Tuddles - wedding dress shopping?!!! How exciting!!!! Hope you have a fab time. xxx

Bearface Fri 04-Jan-13 10:32:52

Great blog Red - thanks - made me laugh!

I think I may have a urine infection - feel all swollen in my lady bits area. Of course, if I was symptom spotting I could be jumping up and down for joy, but as I'm not <hooyas self> and it is too uncomfortable to jump anyway, I will go with infection and start swilling cartons of cranberry juice down my neck. I know this month that I have timed the shagging exactly right so could be . . . <hooya, again> Now all I need is my little body to do its job!

addictedismoving Fri 04-Jan-13 10:35:35

Ooh wedding dresses, have fun!

We went on holiday with pil, all stayed in the same cottage and we did have sex, but there is no way id do the same with my parents or at ils home (thin walls)!

MelodyHarmony Fri 04-Jan-13 10:47:39

Just to cheer you 30+ people up... All three of my current DCs were conceived from 'dusty old eggs' in my it's not all doom and gloom. Actually, I was 29 when I conceived the first - just remembered that bit! The first two conceptions were pretty quick, 2nd month of trying for DC1 and 1st month of trying for DC2. DC3 took forever 14 months to conceive so maybe that's not such a good example, but we got there in the end, without any fertility treatment. I'm trying to think that this one will be quick like the first two but I actually reckon it'll take a while again. I'll be on this thread when you lot have all graduated to some birth club thread wink

Elektra83 Fri 04-Jan-13 10:55:20

Tuddles Good luck with wedding dress shopping and enjoy it!

Oh Bearface I hope it is the other thing and not the infection...!

I'd like to think we timed it right but only time will tell...on the plus side, if I'm not and it takes a couple of months then I might be able to enjoy my 30th in March!

MotherOfCleo Fri 04-Jan-13 10:59:55

ohhh electra I'm 30 in march too! grin I want to be well and truly diffed by then though! grin

Elektra83 Fri 04-Jan-13 11:11:10

Oooh, when is your birthday?!

I think I want to be to in the grand scheme of things!

Bearface Fri 04-Jan-13 11:18:20

Oh to be 30 again! smile

MotherOfCleo Fri 04-Jan-13 11:19:03

Mines on the 15th! smile When's yours? I'm not married or engaged yet do have a mortgage and a puppy though so it would be nice to have achieved something monumental by my 30th.

Elektra83 Fri 04-Jan-13 11:22:52

Oh bless! Mine's on the 12th smile

Have the marriage and the mortgage too, no puppy but we have a tendency to "borrow" the neighbour's cat....she just likes to come into our house whenever she likes (we don't discourage her tbh!)

AQuarkTooFar Fri 04-Jan-13 11:58:09

Cookie if you sign up to a pinterest account you can create on line pin boards. So if you see something you like on a website you can "pin it" to your pinboard and any time you click on that picture it will link you back to that website. You can also see what other people have pinned and you can re-pin that to your boards. You can follow people and you can let people follw you. It is a great place for getting ideas on loads of stuff. They have now brought in "secret boards" too so your followers can't see them. Great when you want to pin baby stuff and your friends don't know you are trying!

We lived with PIL for over a month earlier this year while our house had works done. Didn't JS once as their bedroom was right opposite ours and just couldn't do it! We rushed back to living in our house asap and lived there a few days without heating. We also lived off microwave meals for a week as we had no elec in the kitchen but were able to plug a microwave and fridge in in the hall! Never been so glad to get back to my own bed!

have fun wedding dress shopping Tuddles. I got married a year and a half ago and I wish I could do that again. Got the second dress I tried on and never tried on any massive princess dresses. Wish I had for the fun of it now! grin

LotsaTuddles Fri 04-Jan-13 15:05:50

Our walls are very thick and bedrooms on opposite sides of house, I keep making DP (I don't know the acronym for fiancé) tighten the bed incase it starts squeaking. He may kill me next time I ask him to do it though.

May try on loads of the massive dresses for the fun of it though, but I do want a nice simple one maybe like this one

Reassured that I'm not missing a trick with a special JS-ing diet. Phew. No smoking is going okay - although ERTD arrived today, so the PMT rage is making it harder.

I canNOT JS in 'rentals houses. Grim. Too too too grim. Somehow (weirdly) grimmer now we're married than before we were as well - is that strange? In my mum's house, we're NEXT to her bedroom, with thin walls, and she is insomniac, at MIL's, we're across the hall from the other rooms, but TWIN BEDS. Yeah. We did it on the floor once. Only once. I'd rather book into a hotel.

Elektra83 Fri 04-Jan-13 15:54:13

Tuddles I loved my dress for the civil ceremony and was wayyyyy over my budget, it was just beautiful, was the first dress I saw, the first one I tried on and I just knew. I did try others on, but they were never going to beat the one I loved!

When we went shopping for my Indian wedding outfit, that was sooo much harder! I couldn't decide, I never had the "that's the one" feeling like with my civil outfit. In the end I picked a beautiful one, mostly because hubby said it was beautiful (I was worried about the cost, didn't have my mum with me so hubby was the only person around whose opinion I could get!). He was right, everytime I showed my mum/make up artist/henna artist I would get the feeling that it was the right dress for me.

It was stunning, I want to wear it again...except it weighs a ton (I really do need to weigh it!).

Bearface Fri 04-Jan-13 17:33:35

Ha ha - we have twin beds at my PILs' Humpty but we were both saying just the other day how we quite like it for a night or two - we both get a decent night's sleep! In our own bed we often wrestle for the duvet and space despite it being a Kingsize (DH doesn't fit on a smaller one lengthways). I usually end up sleeping on the edge with a corner of the duvet, while DH sprawls everywhere. He is a big man, but it is beyond the joke sometimes as he seems to like sleeping diagonally across the bed. Once he woke up at the other end with his head by feet! No idea how that happened.

Also, I know some people do it on the floor and we have before, but it's just so uncomfortable - I love the bed and would choose it any day. grin

LotsaTuddles Fri 04-Jan-13 17:50:24

Ok, so I walked all the way to town and the damn shop was shut.

ERTD still hasn't appeared <squee> shall POAS in the morning if it still hasn't turned up, or am I going to be doing it too early?

Bearface Fri 04-Jan-13 17:53:26

What CD are you on Tuddles? I think the earliest might be around CD12 but most people don't get a BFP until at least a day or so before AF. (Stresses, I think! Not wholly sure myself.)

AndieDisestablishment Fri 04-Jan-13 17:55:18

Bear DP and I are on the verge of getting twin beds at home. We're both small but love loads of space and I'm a duvet hog. DP is actually getting quite used to sleeping uncovered

Stayed at PILs before Christmas and managed to DTD, it felt a bit naughty, like being a teenager

Hooya me, I'm symptom spotting. DP said "You wanna test don't you?.... Well, you're not!" He hates it when I'm disappointed bless him.

hi lovely ladies, I'm back! (it's livismum with a shiny new name for the new year) although not sure about it so feel free to suggest a new one grin
2012 was rubbish for me (mmc and erpc in June, mc at 6weeks in Nov) so I'm really hoping 2013 is kinder to me, normal af turned up in Dec (although took 5 weeks) and I well and truly donned my shag cape over Christmas! so currently cd23 but trying not to count the days minutes
hi to newbies (although not so new it's just me going awol!)

oh yeah, on the separate bed thing, we ended up in the same bed but with separate duvets when in a caravan on Oct! It was amazing, we should go on dragon's den with it as a concept (basically a pack of 2 duvets!)

could someone add to me list please (new phone and part of reason for awolness)

name: thethreeblondies
age: 32
location: Somerset
DC: DD1 age7 DD2 age3
TTC: 1yr (2 mc's)

cookielove Fri 04-Jan-13 19:01:23

Tuddles - how did the wedding dress shopping go!!

Thanks Aquark i seem to already be hooked blush

Bearface Fri 04-Jan-13 19:05:22

Hello Livismum - <waves> - hope you had a nice Christmas and NY. Well done on donning the cape <awards a gold star>! Glad to hear things are getting a bit more back to normal for you TTC-wise. I like your new name - will use it next time.

Here we go: threeblondies - I'm only on CD15 and I'm chomping at the bit to test already, but there's no point as only ov'd in the last day or so according to banned OPKs symptoms. Nevermind - got a blood test to keep me busy and my burfday next week (34-yikes!).

As for the beds thing - on the one hand, yes, bring on the twin beds! No more bruises from DH bashing into me in the night. On the other, I would miss morning cuddles though. Oh well, can't afford a new one anyway, so what am I wiffling on about.

I've been cruising the other sections of MN and found myself looking at baby names <Hooya?> I know, it's just as bad as the pram thing and pinterest, but I do like the idea of a secret pinterest board . . .

LotsaTuddles Fri 04-Jan-13 19:23:25

The dress shop was unexpectedly shut sad

Bear, you just said a lot of things that I didn't even slightly understand (Sorry, bit of a ditz atm)

Bearface Fri 04-Jan-13 19:38:55

Oh no Tuddles - that's rubbish. Hope you took yourself off to do something nice as a bit of compensation.

Trying to guess which bits you aren't sure of so here goes:

'donning the cape'= the metaphorical shag cape that we all wear when we are shagging. Not sure why it's a cape - maybe because we're doing magic or something?!

'CD15' = cycle day 15 (days since the first day of my last period)

'chomping at the bit' = desperate to test/POAS

'banned OPKs' = banned ovulation predictor kits because it's just shagging!

<Hooya> = metaphorically slapping onesself in the face because you have been doing something you shouldn't.

Is that okay? Sorry if you knew some of this already. You're not a ditz - it takes a while to catch on with the lingo. I still haven't got some of it! smile

cookielove Fri 04-Jan-13 19:48:52

Tuddles sad thats rubbish that the shop was closed!! Did you book an appointment?

LotsaTuddles Fri 04-Jan-13 20:03:16

Thanks Bear, yeah, CD day was confusing me and what's AF?

Well, I was due on today, so that's CD day 1 right?

MelodyHarmony Fri 04-Jan-13 20:27:36

Hi threeblondies I don't think we've met.

The bed thing... Never JS-ed in a relative's house, just couldn't. Went from years of a double bed to a king size with memory foam mattress last summer and now I never want to shag sleep on anything else. Love it

Tuddles AF is Aunt Flo, your period. Or ERTD, evil red tide if doom.
And, no, you're not on CD 1 until the day AF/ERTD/period actually arrives. So when you're pregnant you never get back to CD 1 again until you have a period after baby is born! If AF is late you get to CD 28, 29, 30 etc. some people choose to wait til a certain day after normal cycle length before testing.

DPO is days past ovulation so if you've used the contraband OPKs you'd be able to pinpoint that more accurately.

Sorry if I've repeated anything anyone else had already explained of stuff you already know.

MelodyHarmony Fri 04-Jan-13 20:33:35

Bearface HOOYA for you looking at baby names. You're as bad as me with the double buggy window shopping. I daren't go anywhere near Pinterest. I'd never leave the house!

Andie HOOYA to you as well. Thou shalt not symptom spot on this thread. (Tell me that in two weeks' time!).

LotsaTuddles Fri 04-Jan-13 21:04:12

ok then, I'm on CD 27, but, it never gets that high.

Thank you Melody, you've explained it so well and now I completely understand grin

I haven't used the OV sticks

MelodyHarmony Fri 04-Jan-13 21:46:42

Glad to be of service Tuddles. I personally wouldn't bother with OPKs or taking your temp/charting. Been there, done that. I am lucky to have good CM (cervical mucus) so OPKs and temping didn't tell me anything I didn't already know. But some people don't have the physical signs of ov so these methods are useful to confirm whether ov is actually happening.

How long have you been TTC? If you're still in the early months, just carry on shagging (JS = just shagging) and don't worry about all that paraphernalia. Anyway, it's not allowed on this thread wink

MelodyHarmony Fri 04-Jan-13 21:48:02

Also <squeal> if you're past your usual cycle length it could be a good time to POAS (pee on a stick, test)

cookielove Fri 04-Jan-13 22:38:52

Agree with Melody tuddles needs to POAS smile

Redshoes56 Fri 04-Jan-13 22:48:57

Pee, tuddles, pee!

Loving the stories in both camps re: shagging at relatives' homes. My mother never sleeps and I just had visions of her popping in for something. Shudder.

Starting to feel more human but still coughing up a lung. If there is a fertilized anything in there it is clinging on for dear life else be blown out of my uterus by force!

MotherOfCleo Sat 05-Jan-13 00:38:18

I have bad luck with being walked in on!!

i remember when i was with my first boyfriend i stayed at his (his folks) house, i was trying to be all desirable and slept naked, was woken by his mum coming in the next morning to get the hoover!!! to this day im not sure what was covered by the sheet an what wasnt I just layed incredibly still and hoped she wouldnt notice the naked girl in her darling sons bed blush not sure she ever looked at me the same way again lol.
Did actually have the OHs mum walk in on us once, before we had a place of our own, honestly think she had no idea as we were on the sofa under a duvet, we were horrified though! Esp as she wanted him to go help her with something....can you imagine, sorry mum I cant Im naked from the waist down.....oops confused
thankfully we now have our own house complete with very very squeeky bed lol

MotherOfCleo Sat 05-Jan-13 00:39:25

hope you feel better soon red <banishes germs and sends healthy vibes>

MotherOfCleo Sat 05-Jan-13 00:43:44

tuddles have you POAS yet???? <drums fingers impatiently> grin we need to know all about any times the witch is even slightly late and results of any pee on a stick incidents, these are our fun obsessions lol

Redshoes56 Sat 05-Jan-13 04:59:28

Doesn't everyone have the "walked in on" story? When I was in college, I was fooling around with my boyfriend in his dorm room and we suddenly hear the jingling of his sort of prudish roommate's keys in the door. Somehow I was the only one with no clothes on (?) so the blanket got tossed over me, and he just lounged out on a bed with a magazine like nothing was going on. His roommate -- and a FRIEND -- go over to his side of the room (there was a little partition) and proceed to make phone calls, check email and discuss dinner while I am suffocating under this blanket. I thought they would never leave! Thankfully, my parents never, EVER caught me. A friend's mother once caught him sitting on the kitchen counter with his pants down around his ankles. His girlfriend scattered like a scared insect and left him there to explain himself!

TobyLerone Sat 05-Jan-13 08:52:54

My XH's dad walked right in on us once. I was on top blush

MrsBri Sat 05-Jan-13 09:08:55

My ex's (I was 18, so quite a few exes ago!) mum walked in on him giving me oral sex. The shame!!!!

frogchops Sat 05-Jan-13 09:35:46

Hehee these are making me laugh! Me and my DP used to do it all the time when we lived at his parents.....only now I realise how thin her walls are blush
That and the time she actually announced at a family party that she heard us blush
Thank god, we have our own house now.... I'm sure she's just jealous, lol

MelodyHarmony Sat 05-Jan-13 10:06:45

These stories have really brightened up an otherwise grey and dreary morning !

LotsaTuddles Sat 05-Jan-13 10:55:21

I haven't POASed yet. DP won't let me sad, I know it's only on it's 2nd day late but I'm never late, early maybe, but never late.

I don't have a walked in on story as such but: I sleep naked (just prefer it), and our nieces can running into room one morning swiftly followed by DPs sister. I'm not sure if I had managed to get everything covered up in time or not blush.

DP might be going out on his bike later so will POAS later if I can and then just get another test next week when I go back to work.

I've been TTC since September (I think) and have been on this thread since then, I had just never asked what those acronyms mean, I assumed the answers would all come to me at some point

frogchops Sat 05-Jan-13 11:06:06

This sounds good for u tuddles, be sure to let us know when the poas happens!!
I'm about 5/6 dpo.... With no symptoms whatsoever, so errrr. confused

MrsBri Sat 05-Jan-13 11:26:36

Bit early for symptoms, frog :-) Implantation can only occur from 6DPO. I didn't start to suspect I was pregnant until the second week when (TMI) I had no creamy CM rather than nigh on bucket loads!

addictedismoving Sat 05-Jan-13 11:49:28

ladies I need a hooya! I'm 6dpo I stopped bleeding yesterday and am already symptom spotting, wondering if it wasnt af afterall, maybe i am pregnant and that was just bleeding (really stupid as it was its normal heavy self) and wondering if am already pregnant. Importantly dh and I havent yet had sex and just as importantly know I dont ovulate till around day 14!

seriously I need help! my head is so fucked up!

MelodyHarmony Sat 05-Jan-13 13:26:24

Tuddles don't POAS in secret from your DP. We can wait. You hold off until you've both agreed and let him share in the experience with you. It's his baby after all, not ours!

MelodyHarmony Sat 05-Jan-13 13:31:05

Addicted I'm confused by your situation. Maybe I'm just being daft. Do you know for sure if/when you ovulated?

AQuarkTooFar Sat 05-Jan-13 13:40:29

I don't really have a "walked in on" story but once at uni me and Dh or dp as he was then were enjoying a wee bit of four play when my mobile started ringing and wouldn't stop. Doorbell was also going nuts. Eventually answered the phone to my very prudish and embarrassed flat mate who looked out. When I eventually let her in in just my dressing gown I don't know who was more embarrassed!

Cd23 and 5dpo feeling nauseous and tired but refusing to get hopes up.

AQuarkTooFar Sat 05-Jan-13 13:52:35

Foreplay not four play! smile

MotherOfCleo Sat 05-Jan-13 14:54:08

addicted do you know for sure you OVd? Its just it sounds like my second cycle off the pill, I had one 35 day cycle and was expecting the same again....then AF landed on day 24, I thought I was 9(ish)dpo but actually I had probably OVd on cd9 or cd10 so was way off the mark and was infact around 14dpo. Sucked big time and it took ages for me to realise that was AF and not some odd sign of being preggo. Hope your ok and everything sorts itself out! Thinkin' of you, wish TTC came with a manual!

MotherOfCleo Sat 05-Jan-13 14:58:42

I POAS a fair bit without telling my OH, I try to keep him away from the nitty gritty science of it no idea how to drop my conceive plus purchase into the conversation he knows we have to DTD lots when I say so, an that it has something to do with my eggs, he then knows when AF is due and if Im early/late etc....i dont want to disapoint him too when I get a BFN sad

LotsaTuddles Sat 05-Jan-13 15:01:06

I wasn't going to keep it from him, I'd just say when he got back, oh I POASed while you were out

MotherOfCleo Sat 05-Jan-13 15:15:13

sounds like a plan tuddles helps me stay sane grin

cookielove Sat 05-Jan-13 16:31:39

Oh dear i have lots of walked in stories blush even worse i have walked in on my parents <boak> and my sister and her husband <double boak> and DH and i have been caught by the police blush now we keep in the bedroom far less likely to get caught out there grin

I am off out tonight celebrating a friends 30th smile now do i get up of my arse and dye my hair, or not!! Problem is am sooo comfy and wearing fleecy tights they are lush and i don't know if i can be arsed to get up or not. Hmmmmmm ponders.

yep another here with plenty of being walked in on stories, worst time being mil walking in on us, I was straddled him (fully clothed!) but couldn't move given he was still............. um inside blush so had to talk to her in that position (still don't know if she knew, think not!) oh the joys of being young and not living together!

I have also poas without telling dh, after 5 pregnancies (3mc, 2DD's!) and many more poas occasions (dodgy cycles) he only says "oh right do another and see if it's darker in a couple of days" so don't bother him with the faint, is there really a line? ones! smile

Bearface Sat 05-Jan-13 19:54:55

No walk-in on stories here, but am sure we've been overheard! blush Especially as I have heard our next door neighbours doing it on numerous occasions!

Well, I've been having a bit of a wibble as got letter form docs today saying I need to redo my tests again, but no further explanation. Don't even know which CD I'm supposed to do it on. My docs are shit. But they're testing for prolactin and testosterone levels. Been doing some googling and found out it can affect estrogen levels and thus TTC. Feel like I shouldn't have had to go to google to find that out. It's what I pay my flippin national insurance forangry, but oh well . . .

Anyway, that aside, I have also had some bleeding today. I think I ov'd a few days ago and I've never had it before so think I may have had an implantation bleed. Trying not to get too excited (although burst into tears when I first saw it this pm!) and time will tell eh? But really have never had it before. It's very light and pinky/red. Anyone else experienced this?

Hope everyone is well. Any news Tuddles?

MotherOfCleo Sat 05-Jan-13 20:01:27

ohh bear that sounds promising, i had the same this month, I did get a very faint line tho so think it did TRY to implant, I think I had a chemical pregnancy. sad FX for u!!!

Kittenkatzen Sat 05-Jan-13 20:56:48

Ooh bearface sounds v promising <crosses fingers> grin

Redshoes56 Sat 05-Jan-13 21:36:36

bear I would be so excited for you if this was your month, doctors be damned! Fingers crossed. We have an extremely uneventful weekend planned. 4:30 p, still in pajamas, taking advantage of the remnants of these sinus infections to do absolutely nothing.

I also have POAS without telling DH, but not to be sneaky, more because I was just confirming what I already knew, say, before a night of drinking blush. Speaking of peeing, 5 DPO, feeling absolutely positively...normal wink Next Friday is "AF due. Not here? Pee!" day. Not a moment earlier. Keep me in line!

I'll POAS next Fri too if no ERTD had scuppered my plans! so u have to wait to keep me company wink

Redshoes56 Sat 05-Jan-13 22:04:59

It's a deal, thethreeblondies!

2beornot Sat 05-Jan-13 23:17:58

Hi everyone!! Newbie here!

I too am a JSer! Well I will be as soon as AF leaves town!

I'm ttc#2, dd is two next week. She was conceived first month, but I am trying to convince myself that it will take longer. I know I'll get my hopes up though and still be disappointed!!

FX we get out BFPs soon!!

CrackerJackShack Sun 06-Jan-13 07:54:16

Hi everyone. Hope everyone's doing ok. Just catching up on the fred ;) Sadly no walk in stories for me, although that may change as we just got a live in Nanny and since DS sleeps in our room we tend to use the downstairs couch for nookie time.

4 more days till AF is due. I HATE this wait. But took the edge off last night with a glass of wine. Hopefully it's my last one for awhile!

TobyLerone Sun 06-Jan-13 08:55:19

It was my hen night last night. Now I have a headache, I'm dizzy and my throat is killing me. Hangover or ill? I'm guessing the latter, seeing as 2 people only just made it last night after being ill all week, and 2 others didn't make it at all.

LotsaTuddles Sun 06-Jan-13 09:56:14

<runs into thread>

Well, we caved and I POASed this morning.

It was a BFP!!!!! grin

I now have a valid excuse for calling chips sausages the other day grin

<rushes away again, because promised DP I wouldn't tell anyone>

TobyLerone Sun 06-Jan-13 10:01:12

Congratulations! grin

Hooya Sun 06-Jan-13 10:17:11

Hello <shamefacedly pokes head in thread after being away for 3 weeks> how is everyone?

We had the in-laws round then disappeared off for a week in the sun so have not been on MN - a very happy new year to all the just shaggers!

Welcome to everyone I haven't 'met' yet - will have to read back and see who's new and who has BFPs!!

CD26 and no ERTD yet, cycles normally 23-25 days... hmmmm, will consider testing tomorrow...

MrsBri Sun 06-Jan-13 10:30:38

Congrats, Tuddles :-)

And welcome back and fx to Hooya!

MotherOfCleo Sun 06-Jan-13 10:42:09

yay tuddles HUGE congrats!!!! grin

LotsaTuddles Sun 06-Jan-13 11:03:46

Thanks everyone, going to stick around for a while though if that's ok.

I'm suitably impressed that I haven't been sick or anything yet, but I have been super extra emotional though

Hooya Sun 06-Jan-13 11:29:07

Yay congrats tuddles

Kitten did you get a bfp? I am trying to read back but keep getting confused laying on a beach for a week has addled my brain everything crossed for you!

Hello MrsBri how are you?

I am excited about POASing tomorrow smile

MrsBri Sun 06-Jan-13 11:29:21

I don't like to alarm you, but it's generally a bit early for sickness. 6-7 weeks tends to be the start point! :-)

Fx you avoid it...I did find it quite reassuring, however.

MrsBri Sun 06-Jan-13 11:31:54

Ooh...posting together, Hooya!

I'm good, thank you. Still finding it bizarre and surreal, but I'm sure once bubs is here I'll get over that! :-)

If I wave my pom poms hard enough, will you POAS now?! What time is it with you? 8 or 9 pm?

LotsaTuddles Sun 06-Jan-13 11:39:45

Shh, no it's not, I'm not going to get morning sickness <hopes with all her might>

Yes hooya, I'll wave my Pom poms too if you POAS now, that way we'll have been POAS buddies sort of

Kittenkatzen Sun 06-Jan-13 12:15:47

Yaayy tuddles mahoosive congrats to you! gringrin

<waves> at hooya, yep got a bfp on New Year's Day smile still hanging around here though as it's very early days still (4+3 today) and hardly anything in the way of symptoms yet. Not to mention the fact that you lot at fab and I don't want to leave you all!

Joining in the POAS chorus....come onnnnnn hooya POAS!!

Bearface Sun 06-Jan-13 13:59:12

Woo hoo Tuddles - well done to you!

Hi Hooya - nice to see you back.

Hi Kitten - don't know if I said before, but congrats on the BFP!

Bleeding has now stopped for me and it was quite mucusy towards the end. It only lasted for a few hours and I had some cramps too, but not like AF cramps. They were much more in my lower back than I get with AF. Have never had ovulation bleeding so I'm really hoping that it's implantation.

I'm feeling a bit weird today - got a headache and feel lightheaded - a bit like I'm coming down with flu or something, which to be fair, I might be - although I did have a flu jab, so it may not be flu, but could be a virus. So many people I know are ill at the moment that I could have picked up something or I could be having the mysterious pregnancy cold I really struggled to get out of bed this morning despite being in bed for over 9 hours - felt so tired. Might allow myself to get excited later in the month. <shuffles off to lie down>

Bearface Sun 06-Jan-13 13:59:40

Pee Hooya pee!!!!

MrsBri Sun 06-Jan-13 14:05:24

I think Hooya may have gone to bed on us without paying attention to our pom poms! :-(

How long do I need to wave them at you, Bear?! How many DPO are you?

MelodyHarmony Sun 06-Jan-13 14:09:36

Congratulations Tuddles, really pleased for you smile. My morning sickness usually kicks in at six weeks.

Hello to new ladies and people returning that I haven't met before <waves>

This is all very exciting.

Could someone give me a run down of who has a BFP this month, whose in 2WW and when they're testing? If I had the computer it would be quite easy to go back and check but DH is using it for work all day and it's really not so easy on my phone. I'm sure someone has the technical ability to pop it all in one post, pretty please. I'll bake a cake for you.., it would be lovely to have a sort of summary of where everyone is at.

I'm now in the two week wait. AF due Friday 18th.

M x

Bearface Sun 06-Jan-13 14:18:04

Could be as few as 3 or 4dpo MrsBri so I'm not jumping up and down to POAS yet. Before people say though, I know implantation bleeding is supposed to take place 7-9dpo but apparently this is rather like the mythical 'every woman ovulates on CD14' kind of thing and lots of womemn who have gone on to full term have said they got it at 3 or even 2dpo. I know it does seem unlikely, and I'm not kidding myself - it could have been anovulatory bleeding I know - but I'm just trying to hang in there with a tiny bit of hope, even if I am trying to at the same time convince myself that it is just mid-cycle spotting so I'm not so miserable when it actually is.

So, in answer to your question, MrsBri - I'm 13 days away from AF, but I may cave before then. grin You may want to put them down for a bit or your arms will get tired!

AndieDisestablishment Sun 06-Jan-13 14:36:22

Congrats Tuddles
Hooya Peeeeee!

I'm at the 2ww, although with my crazy cycles it could be more like 3 weeks til ERTD. Either way I'm feeling awful. I started last week absolutely shattered, on Wednesday I got up with the DCs and when DP got up he looked at me, told me I looked awful and sent me back to bed til 1pm! From then on I've been constantly hungry. Today however, the thought of eating is so far from my mind. I feel utterly sick, woke up with pain in my lower back and lower abdomen, when that wore off I started to feel massively nauseous. I'm constantly swallowing extra saliva and have dry heaved (I've consumed nothing to actually throw up!). I'm starting to wonder if last month's extra short period was nothing of the sort but am being very restrained and will wait a fortnight before I test.
Also struggling to not tell FIL his attitude's a bit crap.... But that's another

LotsaTuddles Sun 06-Jan-13 15:00:20

Thanks all, I don't think I had spotting when implanted.

Just done another test (the one where it tells you how far too), and that one said pregnant too, apparently I'm 1-2 weeks gone

MotherOfCleo Sun 06-Jan-13 15:05:08

ohhh andie sounds promising, you sound like symptom cenral grin

MelodyHarmony Sun 06-Jan-13 15:28:53

Andie, I agree with MoCleo. Sounds very promising.

MelodyHarmony Sun 06-Jan-13 15:32:54

Right, I really need to get off my backside and do some housework.

Redshoes56 Sun 06-Jan-13 16:16:19

Congrats, tuddles! grin

cookielove Sun 06-Jan-13 17:20:11

Congratulations Tuddles smile

MelodyHarmony Sun 06-Jan-13 17:34:18

Ironing, dinner and packed lunches done and DCs bathed. Just need to get the DCs to bed then a nice relaxing evening with DH. No more JSing though, not for a while, overdid it slightly in the run up to ov - poor DH looks exhausted wink

MelodyHarmony Sun 06-Jan-13 17:41:10

Sorry, me again! I hate the 2ww. I wish I could just fast forward this bit!

I really need to make sure I don't obsess over things too much now so I may have to move to 'radio silence' on here until closer to POAS day. No offence to anyone but I just know what I'm like. I won't be able to get the whole pregnancy thing out of my head if I'm not careful and then it begins to encroach on other parts of my life... And that's not fair on the rest of my family.

Feel free to hooya me big style if you see me symptom spotting on here before Friday 18th.

M xx

Bearface Sun 06-Jan-13 18:21:36

Me too Melody for the 2ww. It's so annoying. Sigh. Think I already have been symptom spotting big-time, so <Hooya> to me. It's really difficult not to though, I find. Going to try my best though.

cookielove Sun 06-Jan-13 19:42:31

I am sitting firmly in the middle of my 2 week wait, Dh keeps saying to me your pregnant, or you could be pregnant, and i am pretty sure i am not. Not that i have any way of knowing, i due on a week on monday smile

LotsaTuddles Sun 06-Jan-13 19:48:48

Is a 2ww a 2 week wait?

I haven't really had any symptoms to spot, apart from our dog acting like my shadow and having to walk in front of me when I take him out and me being over emotional.

cookielove Sun 06-Jan-13 19:52:28

Yes Tuddles, 2ww = 2 week wait, i had that explained to me 3 days ago blush

LotsaTuddles Sun 06-Jan-13 20:05:20

Thanks cookie, at least now I can say that I knew it but forgot it grin

MotherOfCleo Sun 06-Jan-13 20:09:58

some people cookie dont get many symptoms. My dog is like my shadow at the moment she has to be sat on me, if I move sofas she moves to follow me etc. The cats also weird, hes a moody loner kitty but I keep waking up to him curled up next to me on the bed. Im only cd4 so cant read anything into it, unless im secretly dr dolittle lol grin

LotsaTuddles Sun 06-Jan-13 20:21:37

MoCleo, ours is like that at the moment too, I can be walking round in one particular room, and he'll be right behind me the whole time, he's normally lazy, and always lays on his bed, I think he knew something before we did

Elektra83 Sun 06-Jan-13 20:56:50

Congratulations Tuddles!

I've had my niece over this weekend and she's nearly two, absolutely gorgeous and very chatty! Made me want one of my own a lot more (which in itself is quite scary!). My sister and a friend have been having fun at my expense - telling me I am pregnant because I craved a random food item and because I have been feeling a little emotional today (cried for no apparent reason, this only ever happens when AF is on its way and I have another week and a half to go before that comes along!).

cookielove Sun 06-Jan-13 21:25:07

motherofcleo erm did you mean tuddles, not me??

Hooya Sun 06-Jan-13 22:28:19

Yaaay Kitten <does bfp happydance> congrats!

You are all so brilliant with your pompoms! I tested and your efforts are rewarded with... a faint bfp!!!! grin

Will need to see if it turns into a proper one or not but for now, a line is a line!

So much to catch up on... MrsBri glad you are feeling good and are here, there is no way I am leaving this thread no matter how pregnant I get

Andieand Bearface looks promising for both of you, exciting, I would of course never encourage you to test go on do it wink

Red how are you?

Thethree hello and here's to hoping for a much better 2013 for you!

Hello to everyone I haven't 'met' yet!

Now I have to go to work and not think about the fact that I am currently a bit pregnant! Hmmm...

MotherOfCleo Sun 06-Jan-13 22:59:16

whoop whoop hooya chuffed to bits for you! grin

MotherOfCleo Sun 06-Jan-13 23:01:22

ho cookie, no, sorry you said your OH said he thought you were pg but you wernt so sure, I just meant you might be but could have no symptoms? smile

TobyLerone Sun 06-Jan-13 23:01:49

Oh my goodness. So many bfps! I'm putting that down to the fact that I have joined the thread grin

Congratulations, all!

MotherOfCleo Sun 06-Jan-13 23:45:22

its great isnt it Toby! grin Can you please be my lucky charm and get me a BFP on the 1st feb....pretty pretty please. xx

notsoold Mon 07-Jan-13 00:07:11

Congratulations hooya and tuddles...lucky thread this one!!!

MrsBri Mon 07-Jan-13 00:09:18

Congratulations, Hooya...fx it's a sticky bean this time! :-)

And there's no way I'm leaving here either. Just can't bring myself to bugger off.

Rockchick1984 Mon 07-Jan-13 00:25:18

Yay Tuddles and Hooya!! Utterly jealous, lovely way to start the new year smile

I'm due the witch in 4 days, not really got any symptoms although have had a few random twitches around my lower tummy - but had novo virus a couple of weeks ago so probably just random pains left over from that. Have been remembering to take my folic acid most days every day this cycle so at least I'm building up my reserves of that ready for when it's my month!

Electra my DS is nearly 2, he's amazing and so much fun but I do miss having a newborn to snuggle - toddlers don't make me broody but seeing a beautiful squishy newborn makes my uterus twitchy grin

CrackerJackShack Mon 07-Jan-13 06:21:58

3 more days till I can test. Broke down and tested this morning with fmu, but a BFN. No PMT symptoms, but no pregnancy symptoms either. I feel perfectly and annoyingly normal.

Congrats Tuddles and Hooya! Tuddles when I was pregnant with DS I remember my cat acting really weird for about a week before I got a BFP. They know before you do. Also, the day I went into labour she was acting absolutely crazy!

TobyLerone Mon 07-Jan-13 06:38:18

Deal, Cleo! Maybe I'll get my own at the same time smile

LotsaTuddles Mon 07-Jan-13 06:42:15

Cracker, I felt completely normal too. Although feel slightly nauseous today, but that could be the panic setting in.

I'll try to remember that. Will try and see if he acts weirdly in about 9 months.

Back to work today sad

Kittenkatzen Mon 07-Jan-13 07:45:36

Omg hooya that's bloody brilliant!! This one has to be sticky <crosses everything> gringrin

LotsaTuddles Mon 07-Jan-13 07:49:49

How long does it take to find out if it's sticky or not?

For eg, I think my ov day was 21st dec, so if I did a test yesterday and it was +tive, has it stuck?

Kittenkatzen Mon 07-Jan-13 07:53:52

tuddles by sticky we just mean a successful pregnancy - basically we hope the sticky vibes will ward off any early mc (which happen way more often than we'd like angry)

So sticky vibes for you and me too smile

frogchops Mon 07-Jan-13 08:19:36

Oh my look at all the drama I've missed!!
Congrats newly pregnant ladies!!!
Celebratory biscuitbiscuitbiscuit all round!
Am still sick from work sad and am about 7dpo and getting absolutely no symptoms sad apart from some ridiculously big spots on my face that I don't usually get prior to af and wanting to drink more (I don't usually drink anywhere near enough). Also im usually really tired all if tge time but i seem to not be tired and still be awake at 12/1am hmm
I'm having the complete opposite if what you'd expect so not hopefull sad

Bearface Mon 07-Jan-13 08:24:16

Yay, yay, yay Hooya!!! That's brilliant news. So chuffed for you. grin

Rock and Elektra - newborns scare me a little as they're so dependent on you. I'm much happier once they are a few months old and more robust! I guess I haven't had much experience with newborns and a couple of babies I know have recently had to go into hospital with scares, so they make me twitchy in a different way.

Looks like this should be renamed the BFP thread! Me next, me next, me next

Bearface Mon 07-Jan-13 08:26:51

Sorry you're still not well Frog- could be that your sicky symptoms are masking any BFP symptoms of course? Don't give up hope yet.

AQuarkTooFar Mon 07-Jan-13 09:16:15

Congrats Tuddles and hooya on the BFPs! What a start to the thread,
think we have had 3 BFPs already!

I am on CD25, AF due in one week and 7/8 dpo roughly. Really trying not to test early though as I will be dissapointed. Trying not to read into everything though like feeling sicky, cramps, headaches. The dog spent all day sleeping on me yesterday then ignored me this morning

AQuarkTooFar Mon 07-Jan-13 09:18:03

Will be testing next Monday the 14th. How is testing then so we can hold off and not test early together! Need hand holding so that I don't break free and run to the shops to buy a test

Elektra83 Mon 07-Jan-13 10:10:41

Bearface it is scary, I think it's the whole thing that freaks me out. My aunt used to make me look after my cousin (her daughter) when I was younger so am used to being around's the thought of it being my own that is scary!

Hello Hooya

Heh@ Rockchick, I think it's the fact that she is more receptive (except when she is ignoring me), I also think I just want one of my own now haha!

addictedismoving Mon 07-Jan-13 10:14:25

hi all, sorry for my crazy earlier on, it didnt make much sence really did it! I'm much more together now and have booked an appointment with my therapist to try and make my head less fucked!

addictedismoving Mon 07-Jan-13 10:14:54

congratulations on the BFP's!!!

congrats hooya smile

talking of hooya can I have one please? it's CD27 here and 9/10dpo and these symptoms imaginary are doing my head in! I'm bloated (too much Xmas food) bigger boobs (ditto prob food related!) feel a bit sick (but I only if I really think about it) weird crampy/fluttery feelings (wind from Chinese last night!) but the really weird one that I can't have imagined was a bit of "moistness" from my nipples last night! very random I'm trying not to get hopes up! hooya please smile

Hooya Mon 07-Jan-13 12:19:21

Hello everyone!

I have done 2 4 tests now and all faint positive, does that mean I am proper pg then?

Rock and Cracker and Three and aQuark you're all coming up to testing time then? Exciting <crosses everything, gets comfy, gets popcorn in>

<hooyas> to all those symptom spotting! I am pg and have no symptoms at all! Even my boobs are the same as usual except comically white compared to the rest of me due to sunbathing in a bikini

Frog sorry you are poorly sad

Addicted this ttc lark makes us all a bit lot mental so I wouldn't worry about it!

Hey Elektra don't think we've met yet. Happy shagging to you and everyone else!

<runs off to as Dr Google about faint positives again>

GaryBuseysTeeth Mon 07-Jan-13 12:41:05

Congrats Tuddles
Massive congrats to hooya, there's a pg after mc board on the pregnancy thread, they're lovely over there, I had no symptoms with this bfp & only poas as it was the day ertd was due (9 wks now & only yesterday did my boobs get the memo that I'm pg).
I also piar every other day for 2 weeks & used 4/5 clearblue digital to make sure it was progessing properly, so you can come sit on the crazy bench with me <pats spot on the bench then pats the orange unicorn>

frog hope you feel better soon.
Fingers crossed for all those close to testing!

I think thread 7 had a record 8 bfp's so get shagging ladies grin

MotherOfCleo Mon 07-Jan-13 13:01:58

Hooya yep you officially have a bun in the oven!!! grin

Loving gary's mention of the unicorn, made me lol. grin

frogchops Mon 07-Jan-13 13:17:00

Am still clinging on to a small hope being as two of you (can't scroll to see who!) have mentioned having no symptoms!! Come on little pregnant train. Stop at my station!!
An possibly testing on Friday. It will be 11dpo then. Too early??

QuiltySecrets Mon 07-Jan-13 13:55:53

Hello hello can I join you?
I'm 29, live in Hampshire and have a 14 month old dd. Had my mire a coil removed this morning so we're now officially TTC! Eep! No idea about my cycle as haven't had periods since before I was pregnant (didn't get them with the coil) so dreading them coming back. Hopefully won't get too many before I am preggo!

Lovely to meet you all. Lots of BFPs on this thread, v promising!

MrsBri Mon 07-Jan-13 14:22:05

My BFP was at 10 or 11 DPO, Frog.

Not to get your hopes up, but a raging thirst was one of my symptoms. Even had to drink loads during the night, which I don't normally do. <waves pom poms>

notsoold Mon 07-Jan-13 14:27:07

Sitting here and after some spotting I am waiting for ertd to arrive. Than shall js as if there is no tomorrow ( for us means more than once a week) and jump on this bfp train..
Hello to all newbies!!!!
Loving the unicorn

LotsaTuddles Mon 07-Jan-13 14:34:52

MrsBri, I'm the same, I don't normally drink at night (it makes me need a wee) but I've been drinking pints of juice a night the last few nights

Bearface Mon 07-Jan-13 14:46:38

Cool unicorn Gary - if it has babies can I have one as a pet?

Hi Quilty - nice to meet you.

Cling Frog, cling!

Am trying deperately not to symptom spot, but there's no getting away from fact that I feel a little woosy on and off. Can't remember who said it, but you're right, if I think about it, I feel sick probably norovirus

How many BFPs are we up to now? I'm going to compile a list form this thread because it makes me feel all important and like I am doing something useful Here's the ones I know/remember of late - sorry if I forget you, but do add yourself. Here goes:

And our recent addition Hooya smile

Have I missed anyone?

Bearface Mon 07-Jan-13 14:51:31

Ooo - forgot Jemimah - sorry!

dollydaydream26 Mon 07-Jan-13 14:52:34

Hello everyone pretty please can I join? Wasn't supposed to be ttc until march due to getting better maternity benefits but me and dp just couldn't help ourselves with it being so close so we have just decided to go for it anyway !! We can manage on smp so giving it a go this is my first official week of ttc grin
Name: dolly
Location : midlands
Ttc for : 1 week !!

Hope that's right ,looks like a lucky thread anyway with all the BFP's congrats everyone fingers crossed plenty more where they came from . So I am joining the 2ww ...... Here's to trying not go symptom spot

Dolly x

dollydaydream26 Mon 07-Jan-13 14:53:38

Oops p.s I am 26 and ttc# 1

Bearface Mon 07-Jan-13 14:54:51

So, <puts statto hat on> we're on 7 BFPs for threads 12 and 13 as far as my counting goes. For thread 13 I think it's 4 - correct me if I'm wrong. This is a mighty fine success rate considering it is only 7th Jan!

Who's going to be next? <throws arms in the air in glee and then collapses in a heap>

Bearface Mon 07-Jan-13 14:56:49

Hi Dolly. Welcome. <waves> Better get your shag cape on as there's work to be done! grin

LotsaTuddles Mon 07-Jan-13 14:59:23

And TenTon Bear, she got a BFP too (I Think)

Bearface Mon 07-Jan-13 15:04:55

Doh, sorry TenTon - there's just been so many! grin

hi Ladies

It's been a while due to H2B having issues with work and subsequently money so TTC got put on the back burner for a couple of months but I'm back! Congrats to all BFP's I've missed since thread 11 (?). I'm now on CD13 of cycle 6 after coming off Cerazette.

Good luck one and allfor this month

Bearface Mon 07-Jan-13 15:32:46

Hi PinkLady - good to see you back agin. I just dropped my biscuit in my tea at the sight of your post - must be a sign!!!! grin

I was a fred 12 BFP too smile and now a fred 13 lurker...

frogchops Mon 07-Jan-13 16:17:23

Ooh I want to be one of thooooseconfused points at hooya, kitten, waves, tenton, mrsbri, ding,.
I'm clinging bear, clinging like only a batshit mental clinger can cling. strokes unicorn
Hello newbies... Hope your prepared for this thread to steal your sanity.
Mrsbri has maybe definitely possibly who am I kidding to test on fri. It will be 11 dpo I think. I'm sure I ov'd on new yrs eve. Really I should wait, but being as ding isn't around as much, I'll supply the 'drama'. grin

frogchops Mon 07-Jan-13 16:19:13

Sorry I meant mrsbri has forced persuaded me to test on fri. Anyone else around then??

dollydaydream26 Mon 07-Jan-13 16:25:47

<dons shag cape>
<waves to everyone>
Ready now time to take this seriously wink there certainly is a lot of work to be done!
AF due jan 24th so I will be testing around then x

I'm testing Friday too grin definitely not tomorrow

why is the bastard crossing out not working? hummph!

and redshoes said she would poas on Friday too! I sense a mass pee (sounds a bit wrong!) coming on!grin

Bearface Mon 07-Jan-13 17:01:41

Oh flip me - sorry Waves!

So, <readjusts statto hat> that makes 9 BFPs across threads 12 and 13 then, and I think 4 for thread 13 (sorry can't remember if TenTon was 12 or 13 - brain is addled). Blimey that's good going! Well done, shaggers!

Dolly - that's the spirit!

Frog - I definitely think you should take up the Drama Queen hat crown Keep stroking that unicorn could be read as a euphemism, haw haw

Peeing en masse sounds fantastic. I'm getting my front row seat ready now <drags in cushion> I'm not going to be doing it until next week unless something drastic happens. AF due 18th if it behaves

I want to be one too Frog. Hoping that the drumming of my fingers will influence my cycle to keep time in some way. Pass me that unicorn.

Cortana Mon 07-Jan-13 18:42:22

<pops head round door>

Hello, Bearface pointed me in your direction and I thought I'd come over and say "Hi". The OP had me in stitches, so, here goes.

Name: Cortana
Age: 28
Location: Kilmarnock
Any DC?: DS, he is nine.
TTC for: 15 Months.
Hooya me if: I start turning into a misery, I will remain upbeat, I will think positive and I will not let TTC rule my life!

Bearface Mon 07-Jan-13 19:13:13

Hello Cortana - good to see you made it. I'm sure everyone else will appear soon. They're probably DTD as lots of people here seem to like doing it while dinner cooks! grin

Cortana Mon 07-Jan-13 19:22:23

Scoundrels! I love a bit of afternoon delight but ERTD is currently an unwelcome house guest at the moment. So we're having a whisky instead.

Thank you for pointing me here, had a read and seems like a great thread [arse lick emoticon]

Bearface Mon 07-Jan-13 20:12:06

Oh blimey - what would that emoticon look like Cortana?!!!

cookielove Mon 07-Jan-13 20:23:47

Mother - sorry i got all confused yes, your right i could be pregnant with no symptoms but i think DH is just saying it cause he has suddenly taken a huge interest in this whole baby thing, when we first got together several hundred years ago he didn't want kids or to get married, and we got married 4 months ago and he keeps telling me now that he wants my babies and that i am pregnant shock grin

Although i really don't think i am pregnant sad

Kittenkatzen Mon 07-Jan-13 20:29:39

<waves> at cortana wishing you a quick exit from the clutches of the witch and a speedy bfp grin

frogchops Mon 07-Jan-13 20:43:37

nothing really, just practising in the drama cloak!! grin
Hi cortana, I'm loving the suggestion of an actual arse licking emoticon. grin
Anyhow, am sitting here doing sod all whole DP does the ironing. Ha! Yes that's right, it is for this very reason that I will birth his children. Ebloodyventually.
I really shouldn't sit doing nothing because now I'm pondering over ones boobicles wondering if they hurthmm

MelodyHarmony Mon 07-Jan-13 20:56:27

>>>>>>> sneaks in and whispers...


I know I'm not supposed to be here but I can't stay away. And you lot are far more entertaining than tonight's telly!

Sneaks out again >>>>>>>>>>>>>

Furrybiscuit Mon 07-Jan-13 21:14:19

Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!! Check out all the BFPS congratulations to everyone grin

I have nothing to report, was just excited to see all the news!! <wee happy toe tappy dance>

GaryBuseysTeeth Mon 07-Jan-13 21:39:02

biscuit got the arse part but no lick! Welcome cortana, hope ERTD pisses orf soon.

Bear, the unicorn says 'NAY' to you getting a uni-baby, until you've got your bfp & have your JS baby...then you can decide if you're ready for baby & unicorn. You'd have to stick a cork on top of its horn.

Btw I got my BFP looking forward to everyone peeing on friday (in a non-pervy way, can't say the same for the unicorn, horny bastard).


Elektra83 Mon 07-Jan-13 21:50:34

Hahaha loving the drama frogchops if it's any consolation I have been wondering (TMI alert!) why my left nipple is very sore...and only my left nipple!

I am thinking that I am going to try and not think about the baby stuff now...only because I really need to get healthy and lose weight (again!) especially as I go away in two months time and want to look better when we go away! Plus hoping the being healthy helps with the baby making stuff.

Just need to not be obsessed think about the baby stuff!

MelodyHarmony Mon 07-Jan-13 21:51:14

>>>>>>>> sneaks in again.

Am I correct in my reading that we've gained a unicorn, an assortment of capes and 4 BFPs this month? Wow wee, it's only the second week of January!

The only cape I'm donning at the moment is an invisibility cape as I've banned myself from MN until the 18th.

Are you going to POAS on the 18th too Bearface?

>>>>>>>>>>>>>> sneaks off into obscurity until the 18th.

AndieDisestablishment Mon 07-Jan-13 22:21:04

Melody and Bear Wait for me?? My POAS day is the 19th.

Yesterday's hopeful symptoms have transpired to be a stomach upset which has left me knackered with a very sore core from retching and straining the muscles. sad Even DP, who has been playing it cool for the sake of my sanity, said he was disappointed it wasn't preggo symptoms.

Spent this evening watching last night's Got to Dance as Ashley Banjo always cheers me up. Then my cousin posted a YouTube link to Tom from McFly's wedding speech....DP has a lot to live up to now I've seen that!

Elektra83 Mon 07-Jan-13 22:26:40

I think I need a hooya ladies. Am doing the symptom spotting thing! Boobs are feeling sore and heavy - usually get this a few days before AF is due...but that isn't until the 17th or around then.

<hooya's self>

frogchops Mon 07-Jan-13 23:46:18

So anyway as I mentioned before among my garbled bollocks ramblings, I have broken out into huge vile spots on my face, most unattractive! So being as I haven't had them since I was a teenager, many moons ago, I don't have 'spot zapping potions'.
So I read that toothpaste is meant to be good for killing them and splurged it on. Our toothpaste is 'max white with gel crystals' apparently so not only am I in bed with friggin toothpaste on my head, but glittery shitting decay fighting balls about to slide into my eye. So there.... Think of me won't u while u don ur shag capes!!

CrackerJackShack Tue 08-Jan-13 05:25:10

PMT symptoms have hit with a vengeance this morning. Sore, twingy boobs, bloated and very moody. AF isn't due till Thursday so there's still hope I guess, but I'm not to optimistic. sad

Kittenkatzen Tue 08-Jan-13 07:19:43

grin frogchops I've also heard that toothpaste works on spots - but even if it doesn't at least you'll be more minty fresh than you've ever been before - its win/win really...!

LotsaTuddles Tue 08-Jan-13 08:33:59

I use toothpaste on spots when I remember and it works a treat, something in it dries them out

frogchops Tue 08-Jan-13 09:33:45

I even managed to look stupid aaand don the cape! Now that's multi tasking!!wink

MelodyHarmony Tue 08-Jan-13 12:52:38

Hi Andie I probably will wait til the 19th...or beyond, before I test. I'd rather wait for AF than get a BFN and I hate wasting the money so I don't test early any more.

Now, I am only about 4DPO so it is way too early for any symptoms isn't it? Tell me I'm just imagining things. I feel emotional, teary and 'flat', today, I woke up feeling like it and I just can't shake it off. It is very out if character for me. If I wasn't TTC I would say AF was on it's way early.

Maybe I'm just tired and I'll feel better after an early night.

MelodyHarmony Tue 08-Jan-13 12:55:49

So it's Andie, Bear and Elektra waiting until the end if next week with me? Anyone else?

Sorry you're feeling so bleurgh Cracker. You're not out yet. Hang in there.

frogchops Tue 08-Jan-13 14:38:24

I'm tempted to wait melody....but I don't think I'll make it!! Friday for me I think. And if its bfn ill feel sliiightly better that I could test again a day or two later.

Elektra83 Tue 08-Jan-13 15:05:39

How wrong is it that I am tempted to test now?!

I was telling a colleague about the nausea/hungry feeling (been nauseous all day, then weak from not eating, when I ate my lunch it was like I was staving and wolfed down my lunch! Now back to feeling nauseous) she reckons it's all pregnancy related...obviously am also a bit paranoid about the heavy/sore boobs etc too.

what's worse is that I know I have the cheaper pg tests from Amazon now too...sad

Cortana Tue 08-Jan-13 15:43:21

Be strong Elektra, you can all have a massive POAS day and I can cheer you all on <waves pom poms>

Elektra83 Tue 08-Jan-13 15:48:26


I shall continue to resist, tbh if anything I will end up going home and napping!

frogchops Tue 08-Jan-13 16:42:17

Ooh I'm so tempted now too elektra! I wasn't even thinking about it at 3,4,5 dpo but now I am. I'm 8 I think today and itching!! I think it's because in home alone and pretty fed up. I might be ok tomorrow as I'm at work. DP goes out on tue and wed nites so they will be a massive test for me confused

Bearface Tue 08-Jan-13 16:56:04

Ha ha about the drama Frog! I did chuckle when I read that.

Andie - I'm due in the 18th so will probab;y be testing then. Not sure I can hold out another day - sorry!

Gary - oh man, so I have to wait for a baby unicorn too? You'd deny me that! And all I want is something to love . . . <sobs> I'm quite responsible - people leave their children with me all the time at work Okay, then <hangs head miserably>

All my symptoms have gone. Ho dee hum . . .

Bearface Tue 08-Jan-13 16:57:16

Except my eczema has flared up big time. I'm scratching like I have fleas. Argh!

Elektra83 Tue 08-Jan-13 17:07:05

Oh poor you Bearface the weekend after Christmas I couldn't stop itching - just on my legs and it was driving me crazy, I have no idea what it was as it stopped on the Sunday. Weird

Frogchops, I'm not due on until the 17th (according to my app) but I reckon my due date is around the 20th, I will have to be really good and not start testing around then!

I absolutely did not POAS today, defiantly didn't waste one of my 2pk that were supposed to wait till Fri, no way I'd pee as soon as I got home from asda (not even fmu! ) nope no way I'd be silly enough for that! blush just did it because it's cd28 but pretty sure I'm only 10dpo max! bfn unsurprisingly! I promise I'll keep the other one till Fri (defiantly won't go get 2 more on Thursday!)

Bearface Tue 08-Jan-13 17:17:26

Thanks Elekrtra. Hate my skin - it drives me mad. Sometimes it can just be central heating and cold weather drying the skin out. DH always gets a rash across his chest from taking the Christmas tree outside. Every year it happens. Goodness knows what kind of child we would have - too sensitive for anything it would seem judging by us!

Naughty Threeblondies - ha ha.

Going to drag myself off to pick up a parcel now. Can't wait to see what I encounter at the sorting office!

Bear my hubby had really bad eczema as a child (still sensitive now, esp when gardening!) and had other allergies, our DD's both have none!

frogchops Tue 08-Jan-13 17:37:33

I need to do a vote.... At 11dpo do you think it's too early to test?? Am due af on 11th too early. Be honest, I won't be grumpy if anyone says yes! hmm
I think by continually talking about's actually stopping be from caving and doing it!

I would say frog it depends on if it's just a cheapy test (mine was earlier so not too much of waste!) but then a more sensitive test might show earlier! think my bfn has made me scale down the "strength" of my symptoms, so maybe not a complete waste! smile yep that's all of no help whatsoever x

GaryBuseysTeeth Tue 08-Jan-13 17:56:01

Nope frog, mc & this cycle I got my bfp on 10dpo & 9dpo respectively (on internet cheapies).

<Hooya> for all the naughty shaggers!

frogchops Tue 08-Jan-13 18:02:23

I only have Internet cheapies!
Well, I do I have a frer pack of two, but I'm saving them for best, lol. I'll only use them when I've got a bfp even if its feint, in a cheapie.

Kittenkatzen Tue 08-Jan-13 18:14:45

frog the Internet cheapie a don't seen to like my wee very much - still barely getting even a faint bfp on them despite frer and CBD showing definite BFPs....frer showed up bfp at 12dpo for me

frogchops Tue 08-Jan-13 18:21:27

Was 12dpo the first day u tested kitten?

LadyFlumpalot Tue 08-Jan-13 18:29:38


I haven't been around in ages, I got diagnosed with depression and anxiety, reading Mumsnet was one of the things that made me anxious for some reason.

Anyways... I peed in a plastic cup earlier...BFP!

I have only gone and got upduffed!

congrats lady I tend to take a break from here every now again to "refocus" this ttc lark can be tough going, wishing u a boring and uneventful pregnancy! smile

Bearface Tue 08-Jan-13 18:32:53

Woo hoo congrats LadyFlump!!! smile

Kittenkatzen Tue 08-Jan-13 18:49:27

Woop congrats ladyflump grin

frog actually I did an Internet cheapie at 11dpo (not fmu) and got the ridiculously faint, proper squinty line that I posted about on here. I discounted it as it was so faint and also after the 10min limit...and then went out drinking for NYE blush

Did frer the next day 12dpo (also not fmu) and got a proper bfp

Bearface Tue 08-Jan-13 19:00:22

<Calls out from the symptom spotting cave> I'm soooooooo tired. Slept well last night, but I could go to bed now. Might just have a little nap till DH comes home. Just here. On the floor.

Elektra83 Tue 08-Jan-13 20:23:29

Haha can I join you in the symptom spotting cave please Bearface I will bring blankets with me too? I am absolutely shattered, but it's the nausea that is making me think about symptoms (that, sore/heavy boobs and am emotional!).

That and I have developed a rash on my inner thigh over the last few days...very odd!

Bearface Tue 08-Jan-13 20:42:55

Oh yes, come into the cave. Chalk your symbol on the wall. Come closer to the fire. Yes, Elektra - they sound like upduffed symptoms to me, but shhhh, don't tell anyone.

I have leaking it's only if I squeeze them but definitely clear/white liquid coming out! can I please come in the cave to hide for a few days? got some leftover Christmas cake I could bring smile

Elektra83 Tue 08-Jan-13 20:47:54

Haha, thanks Bearface hubby said the same thing....oh dear...we shall see next week!

<Makes space for threeblondies> Do you have any chocolate cake instead?

Bearface Tue 08-Jan-13 20:48:07

Come on in ThreeBlondies. Leaking nipples I believe is because of an increase in prolactin. It's deffo a sign. <nods wisely> I have no cake left so that would be welcome too.

Bearface Tue 08-Jan-13 20:52:30

Where are you in your cycle threeblondies?

Elektra - really hope so for you.

TMI alert - I've got an increase in creamy CM which is also meant to be a sign. Have picked up on the tiredness front after a pint of squash confused, but still feeling cream crackered.

Elektra83 Tue 08-Jan-13 20:58:12

Likewise Bearface! Maybe try and get an early night? I very nearly fell asleep at my desk today.

I'm going to be a crazy woman next week aren't I?! I mean I got teary at a video of my sister's 18th birthday party...

Bearface Tue 08-Jan-13 20:59:33

Haw haw - had to share this. DH just rushed in and announced he was off for a 15 minute run after being on his bike .He then promptly whipped off his cycling shorts (leaving him in the nudder on the lower half) and disappeared round the corner into the hallway. Then I heard the door shut! Hope he put something on!!!!! blush Yesterday he told me that a police car had beeped him while he was running - we thought it was a friend who's in the police, but now I'm wondering . . . grin

no chocolate cake I'm afraid, but I could steal some chocolate buttons from the kids?!

think I'm about 10dpo did a test earlier (naughty) bfn, but was aiming to wait till Fri! (cd28 but last af came on day 32)

MotherOfCleo Tue 08-Jan-13 21:07:36

have fun in the cave ladies, im only on CD7 (or is it 6) so cant even bluff my way in.....ive ordered you some dominoes an arranged delivery though grin

Elektra83 Tue 08-Jan-13 21:08:25

Chocolate buttons would be perfect <sorry kids!>

hahahahaahaha bearface! Your poor DH, hopefully he'll have something on!

frogchops Tue 08-Jan-13 21:31:06

I certainly hope he wore clothes bear!! Is it bad that actually I wasn't bothered about him, I just thought the swimmers would get nippy!! blush
I know I've said I'm feeling diddly squat nothing with regards symptoms but actually if I add up everything I've moaned about....there's heavy boobs, ridiculous spots, more toilet visits, being gassy (from both ends blush) strange change of energy from my normal knackered self, a funny 'pulling' feeling inside and as I type this I'm cramping in the right ovary area. So errr .....hmm
Hooya clearly making it all up. hmm

MelodyHarmony Tue 08-Jan-13 21:50:16

Hi LadyFlump and massive congratulations on your BFP

Bear I nearly spat my drink out laughing about your DH and his lack of cycling shorts!

Can you save me a space in the symptom spotting cave for next week please? Just chalk 'reserved' on that little ledge there near the fire. I will bring flasks of homemade soup, some crusty bread and some of Aunt Fanny's fruit cake that I found in the larder.

I'm like MoCleo and it's definitely too early for me to come into the cave this week.

MotherOfCleo Tue 08-Jan-13 22:09:56

melody i'll bake some cookies and buy some marshmallows we can toast, i'll start preparing for my trip to the cave now, im happy with that little flat spot to the right of the fire grin

<do we seems slightly crazy?>

chocoloulou33 Tue 08-Jan-13 22:12:29

Hello ladies am new to this thread, am from due bfp in jan but me & dp going for a new approach this month & that's no opks or any worrying, just shagging grin I'm on cycle 5, am 33 & have dd who's 5. What about all of you? X

notsoold Tue 08-Jan-13 22:17:52

Ho choco...welcome ro the thread...they are lovely over here....
I am 42 ( the oldest here I think) ttc 10 months ( q mc and 1cp) dd18 ds 13 and dh 53!!!!

chocoloulou33 Tue 08-Jan-13 22:39:10

What's a cp notsoold? I had 2 mc's before dd. Awful times, feel so lucky to have her x

Rockchick1984 Wed 09-Jan-13 00:26:01

Choco CP is chemical pregnancy.

According to my apps (yes I have 2...) I'm either due ERTD tomorrow or Friday - no idea why there's a difference!! So am going to do an IC first thing tomorrow if I remember, although as I usually wake up and nip for a wee with my eyes practically still closed I can't guarantee I'll remember! No symptoms of pregnancy but no symptoms of AF either... When I had DS I didn't find out until I was 6 weeks though as just felt normal until I realised I was two weeks late grin

Redshoes56 Wed 09-Jan-13 03:06:16

Hiya, gals! Congrats ladyflump and hooya!!!! All is well here across the pond.

Been symptom spotting like a nut staying cool, calm and collected until Friday, P day (like D day, but on a stick). I am waiting for you thethreeblondies so save your other test! But unlike you with your leaky nips confused I have no symptoms. Maybe some cramps? Or maybe it is just indigestion. I don’t know. I stared at my boobs in the mirror last night until I had myself convinced they were larger and veinier (is that a word?) than usual. Then I charged into the bedroom and woke my husband up to investigate. He was so startled he thought there was an intruder in the house. He said they looked normal and to “go to damn bed.” grin

I have a baby shower to go to on Saturday. Depending on how P day goes, I could be blissful or bitter. Just kidding. Maybe.

MotherOfCleo Wed 09-Jan-13 09:33:05

RockChick you made me feel better as I have two apps too I figure I am already slightly anal and obsessive so why stop at one app lol

LotsaTuddles Wed 09-Jan-13 09:54:07

I haven't had eczema since I was about 5, and now I randomly have it on my tummy confused

I miss it here sad, but feel like a phoney if I stay

LotsaTuddles Wed 09-Jan-13 09:55:00

I have 2 apps too ......... although slightly useless now blush

Bearface Wed 09-Jan-13 10:02:23

Oh I'm totally slightly obsessed, Cleo. I think we are all slightly totally crazy. I'm going to be in that cave there for some time! Everyone's welcome. I now have a cold and have woken up still feeling really tired - even after nearly 9 hours' sleep. I need a massive Hooya!

Any news yet Rock?

Ha ha - I've done that Red with the boobs. Didn't ask DH though!

My DH does make me laugh! I know Frog what you mean about keeping the swimmers warm - never mind his dignity! He came in wearing clothes so either he stole from someone or he very quickly put his running tights on in the hallway. (Tights - I know grin)

Threeblondies - sounds very promising at only 10dpo! When can you POAS?

Hope everyone else is well.

Bearface Wed 09-Jan-13 10:04:08

Oh stay Tuddles - or at least pop in and out. Other people do.

Bearface Wed 09-Jan-13 10:06:29

P.S. Tuddles - feel for you with the eczema. sad E45 is a winner for mild eczema (i.e. where the skin isn't broken) and Sanex shower gel or a shower gel with a ph neutral formula is best for me (sorry if you already know that)

Elektra83 Wed 09-Jan-13 10:11:12

Ohh I definitely need to stay in the cave, maybe move to a dark dark corner.

I noticed my pee smelled today sigh

Red I asked my hubby too about my boobs and was told that they are just big and will get droopy after breastfeeding...not very helpful I know!

Bearface Wed 09-Jan-13 10:19:01

They can be so sensitive men, can't they Elektra? I would be glad for mine to get a bit bigger. grin I'm not tiny, but there's definitely room for improvement!

I'm staying in the cave Elektra but afraid of being hooyaed to death. It's a chance I'll have to take . . . Thank goodness it's a pretend cave

Elektra83 Wed 09-Jan-13 10:22:47

Hahaha! Men are generally a little bit odd smile

My mother used to wonder what I would do when pg as my boobs would be massive (I'm a little blessed in that department)...lovely!

I think I should stay in the cave forever for a long time, especially when I noticed the smell!

I definitely need a hooya right now!

Rockchick1984 Wed 09-Jan-13 10:48:48

BFN sad

I've been incredibly emotional so far today (don't get that before AF) but as DH pointed out it could just be that I'm disappointed by no BFP and that's why I've ended up in tears twice this morning, rather than crazy pregnancy hormones!

CrackerJackShack Wed 09-Jan-13 11:45:34

When I woke up today DH says "Oh! Your boobs look bigger" than I sat up and he says "No, was just the angle" GRRRR. angry

Anyway, feeling a bit bloated today, but that's probably cause I ate crap last night. Af is due tomorrow, but I'm going to try and hold out till Friday to test, as I'll be busy tomorrow running around with work. Fingers crossed.

Elektra83 Wed 09-Jan-13 11:49:00

Sorry to hear that Rockchick sad

Oh bless Crackerjack! I shall keep my fingers crossed for you! AF is due next week for me and a friend keeps suggesting to take a test now...! I was going to and then had a chat with OH who said to wait until "wibble week" and see where we get to.

God help it if I am pg, I have eaten nothing but rubbish and drinking over xmas (haven't had any alcohol since Saturday though but the bad food has continued!). Diet definitely starts next week!

CrackerJackShack Wed 09-Jan-13 12:00:35

I can't make myself diet till I know if I'm pregnant or not. I just keep thinking, "this could be my last chance to eat deli meats for 9 months" or sushi or tuna or have a glass of wine....ruins the diet every time.

Elektra83 Wed 09-Jan-13 12:06:09

My downfall is cheese! I love soft cheese and keep thinking the same thing - this could be my last chance for stilton/camembert/[insert other soft cheese here].

I need to go back to the gym and start losing weight again too hence why I want to start the diet soon, although it has been put back another week because of the junk food in the house!

AQuarkTooFar Wed 09-Jan-13 13:42:03

Oh lots to catch up on!

Congrats ladyflump hope you are ok.

Can I join the cave, I will bring boxes of Malteasers and tubes of pringles. Can we also have a pet unicorn baby for the cave?? smile

I am feeling very naseous and boobs hurt. Constantly yawning my head off and I too Frog am very windy!

Still 5 days away from ERTD but bought some cheapie boots tests today. Wanted a FRER so I could test early but they didn't have any. Might try and test anyway when DH is out tonight even though I know it will be a bfn

AndieDisestablishment Wed 09-Jan-13 13:43:18

I'm going to drown myself in hot chocolate. sad I've just made a big decision. If I'm not preggers this month I'm hopping of the TTC wagon for a while. DP is a self employed contractor and work's dried up so we need to concentrate on trawling the (sparse) job market for a while. Feel very sad. DP has of course taken it as a personal insult that not only can't he "give" me a baby but he can't "provide" either. Men!!

notsoold Wed 09-Jan-13 13:48:56

Omg..I just remembered I am 41 and not 42!!!! I know....but make me feel better for the following reason:
One of my personal questions regarding ttc and pg was the long gap with my dc.... But finally dh came around last night agreeing that we should go for 2 babies not one!
I know crazy right???
I am still trying for a pg that sticks!!! Let alone two....well just wanted to share....
Keep telling myself that since March 12, I was pregnant once and if I take away that pregnancy ( 3 months) , my chemical pregnancy ,as well as my not ttc time 1 month and dh surgery recovery( forever or better 2 months) is wasn't so hard was it??? 6 months out of ten we were not in the game.....
Just really need a baby that sticks and a tiny gap and another one....
Crazy optimistic woman here!!!
Agnus castus is doing wonder for my pmt acne!!!
Love to all

Hooya Wed 09-Jan-13 14:21:48

Hello all!

Woohoo congrats LadyFlumps <does BFP happydance>

Welcome Choco <waves> happy shagging!

Sorry to Rock, here's hoping for next month... but do note I tested BFN when I thought ERTD was due, then BFP two days later, so it ain't over and all that...

Hey Horse / Gary I will come over to grads a bit if you don't mind me mentalling <tentatively pats unicorn>

I am having my first scan tomorrow (private healthcare seems to mean loads of scans) - will be too early for heartbeat but just hope there's something there surely the 6 tests I have now done can't be wrong

Notso loving your DH's change of heart - go for it!

Come on for the record-breaking thread 13! How many more BFPs can we get?!

Hooya Wed 09-Jan-13 14:24:05

Forgot to add Andie poor you, tough decision, but I found it good to put a date on it - we were going to stop in May if no luck before then.

Though I must emit a childish giggle at the thought of you both trying to look for jobs but getting all distracted by shagging instead grin

Bearface Wed 09-Jan-13 14:31:33

Rock - I'm so sorry. It's horrible when you're convinced it's your month and then it doesn't happen. sad

Crackerjack - I think my DH wouldn't know unless my boobs got drastically bigger. They like to think they're the experts on boobs though, don't they? Bless 'em.

I keep doing that with the diet and just ate a whole load of crisps. They're meant to be for friends coming over this evening. I really need to learn more self-restraint. I was doing so well before Christmas too. I actually lost wieght over Christmas from rushing around but am steadily putting it back on again now! Hmph.

Sorry for your decision Andie. It's hard when the decision has to be made for practical reasons rather than emotional ones. Hopefully work will pick up and you can start again soon. OR you might get your BFP this month!!! Crossing all for you.

Glad you have managed to convince DH Notso - two babies?! You must have some sway with your DH. I want three sigh but just getting one seems to be enough of a problem. Blub My DH only wants two but if I can finally manage to get this whole pregnancy thing off the ground then I've decided it'll be three.

Geckomum2 Wed 09-Jan-13 15:06:00

hello , bit of a mumsnet virgin but thought I'd try this thread out as ttc is one thing I can't talk to anyone but dh about, friends and family will just keep asking and don't want the pressure! We are going to start trying this weekend and am obsessing a little, doing far too much web research on my day off!

All my friends got pregnant easily (scared i will be the one that doesnt) have babies and have all told me far too much detail about childbirth over the last two years I am petrified and have been put off, but thought I should start trying as I would love to have kids, it's the process to get there that scares me! I hope joining a couple of threads like this will help me stay sane, any tips welcome! confused !

Ps - Also founds out that my private healthcare doesn't cover anything but "childbirth complications" and local hospital has mixed feedback, does anyone know of a policy that covers you from the start of pregnancy? Hooya you mention you have one?

GaryBuseysTeeth Wed 09-Jan-13 15:32:23

Congrats LadyFlumpalot!

Sorry Rockchick. I think with Kittens bfp you've got the shite title of longest serving JS-er, so I really hope you either get one later this week, or next month at a push x
What a tough decision to make Andie, hope it all works out for you (and you get a bfp this month).

Come to the unicorn side Hooya!! Good luck at your scan tomorrow.
Most of them on the grads thread are ready to pop. Depressed that I'd been on this bit long enough to have a baby!

<hooyas> all around.

AQuarkTooFar Wed 09-Jan-13 16:25:16

Oh my goodness! Just gace myself a heart attack!

Was terribly bored at work and was playing around with my Pink Pad app. I discovered that it actually bases itself on what it thinks the average for women should but you can change the settings to be based on the data you have inputed. I changed the settings and now my fertile days and af days have changed! Now instead of being due in 5 days my af is due tomorrow! Also was jsing on the "wrong" days. Might just have caught ovulation though! Now I think I am defo going to test tonight!

AQuarkTooFar Wed 09-Jan-13 16:26:05

That should be my predicted af days!

Bearface Wed 09-Jan-13 16:29:22

Blimey Quark - technology - gah! Get peeing! grin Thank goodness for boredom at work otherwise you might not have found out!

Bearface Wed 09-Jan-13 16:32:56

Hello to Chocoloulou (recognise you from the Bus fred) and GeckoMum.

Gecko - I'm the one out of my friends who is struggling and they all managed it really easily. It's shit if it happens to you, but everyone here is very supportive. Try not to stress she repeats to herself. I'm sure you'll be okay. Get shagging though - it's the only way to find out.

MotherOfCleo Wed 09-Jan-13 16:33:43

Hi Gecko snap, I can only talk to my OH and he's deffo not obsessive like me. My best mate knows too but I'm sure she doesn't want to listen to me constantly. That leaves me typing on MN smile

I worked it out the other day and mostly my friends have needed 6/7 months to get a bun in the oven, I am on month 4, but the first 2 months were JSing where as I'm more specific with my timing now does not use the forbidden words TTC wink

Also don't listen to your friends, most mums kind of forget about childbirth once they have the bubba in their arms, apart form my evil ex friend who was scared to tell people as she said it it was so awful....turns out she had to be cut and had 5 stitches..I was expecting far worse from all her fuss! she is an immense drama queen though Plus she is now upduffed with bubba number 2 and her DS is only 13 months. Us women are made of stern stuff I really want a family and I am currently not at all worried about childbirth, it will be worth it when I have someone please make it a baby girl to call me mummy.

I don't know about healthcare, I don't have private cover so will be NHSing it all the way.

MotherOfCleo Wed 09-Jan-13 16:36:01

Geez quark scary shit! That's why I have 2 apps, I enter my info in each but they seem to have slightly different algorithms and give slightly different fertile days.....bloody tech, in trying to make it simpler I just stress myself out lol

Geckomum2 Wed 09-Jan-13 17:01:33

Thanks, feeling much better now! And breathe!!! grin

Rockchick1984 Wed 09-Jan-13 17:25:11

Gecko as far as I'm aware none of the UK healthcare providers offer maternity cover apart from for complications, generally it's only if you're covered by an international policy and even those have a clause where you must have the policy in place for a specific time (a year or 2) before fallin pregnant. My own experience with the NHS when I had DS was outstanding, couldn't fault them. Depending on your reasons for preferring private maternity care you may have to either pay (I've not used but have heard figures quoted around £12k excluding things like caesarean) or you could hire an independent midwife which would be closer to £2k.

Thanks all for the sympathy, am going to test again tomorrow if there's still no sign of AF - cant believe I'm the resident JS pensioner smile

notsoold Wed 09-Jan-13 17:34:50

Bear...altogether would be 4 dc for us. Dh in the past suffered with anxiety but as he gets older he is getting more confident in handling bad situations. I used my charm--nagging and being demented-- but from agreeing to have 2 babies to actually js when needed instead of messing with music is a completely different
I know it is silly and I many want their first but I am trying to be positive again and I will grab and hold any bit of good news....including bfps for everyone here!!! So stop reading , get your capes and jsing ladiessmile

Hooya scan tomorrow!!! Wow!!! Come and tell us straight away!!!

Gecko welcome!!!

Andy sorry for the whole thing....

If we have a unicorn can I please get a nice fairy granting wishes????