Newbies and experts

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justb01 Wed 14-Aug-13 09:19:17

Hi, I'm a newbie here and ttc newbie as well! I'm looking for buddies to share experience. Who's with me?Experts tips always welcome
We've been ttc for fe months, before NTNP. However now I'm starting to feel the pressure for BFP.

VJONES1985 Wed 14-Aug-13 09:54:39

Hi, I'm fairly new, been here a couple of weeks.

justb01 Wed 14-Aug-13 10:50:47

Hi VJONES1985, how long have you been ttc?

VJONES1985 Wed 14-Aug-13 10:53:12

Only ten days! Came off the pill last month so just hoping I am going to ovulate this month! You?

justb01 Wed 14-Aug-13 11:39:08

That's not for long! I'm a while longer, it'll be 5 months so far. Are you temping? It's helpful

VJONES1985 Wed 14-Aug-13 11:42:09

No, not temping because I don't even own a thermometer! Am using daily opks and dtd every one or two days but will temp in the future if I feel I need some extra help.

justb01 Wed 14-Aug-13 11:58:05

I started temping recently, it's really helpful, I recommend it. I'm using ovufriend.com it stores all your cycles in one place, you can print it when you go to the doctor, and has a lot of nice info. I hadn't realized a lot before i started using it! Ask me if you have any questions.
But most important, take it all easy!

VJONES1985 Wed 14-Aug-13 12:00:48

Thanks for the help. I'll just worry the whole time because that's what I'm like sad Main concern is coming off the pill and how long it'll take to start ovulating again.

justb01 Wed 14-Aug-13 12:14:43

No reason to be stressed, plenty of women get pregnant after pills, or even while on pills smile Give your body some time, and it'll get back to normal. I'd advise you to make some observations, it's always helpful and you actually may find it comforting.

woodwaj Wed 14-Aug-13 12:15:51

Hi, Ive just signed up myself, been ttc for 10 months now! I came off the pill last September and finally had my first ov and period last month!! I am not temping but I am using OPK's got a smiley face this morning!

VJONES1985 Wed 14-Aug-13 12:36:50

Thanks justb, you sound very calm!

That's great, woodwaj. I hope my cycle doesn't take as long to settle down sad

woodwaj Wed 14-Aug-13 12:46:05

Thanks smile , I have read these posts for a while and haven't seen anyone's take as long as mine so i'm sure yours will be fine! Justb is right though take it easy! Once you get to know your cycle it takes a lot of the worry away!

Karmalaa Wed 14-Aug-13 20:33:09

Hi guys, I'm new here too and just started TTC. Had my nexplanon out on Aug 1st and awaiting AF before starting to chart temps!

VJONES1985 Wed 14-Aug-13 20:37:48

Hiya. Good luck! Hope it doesn't take too long.

emdottyjackson Thu 15-Aug-13 07:42:17

Hi woodwaj can I just ask did you not have a period for 10 months? I stopped pill at the end of may, had withdrawal, then a short period in July & now nothing for 42days, I'm starting to think I'm not going to have one this month, it's starting to freak me out as I really want one so I can 'get on with things' confused

woodwaj Thu 15-Aug-13 10:51:25

Hi em, I had my withdrawal when I stopped the pill in Sept, and then nothing until last month! I think the most annoying part is because everyone is so different its hard to find advice online, I ended up going to the docs after 8 months, As I said above I haven't read anyone taking as long as me so i'm sure you will be fine you've already had more than I did! Let me know how its going! smile

VickyVix Thu 15-Aug-13 15:33:53

Hi all, I'm a newbie to all of this as well. We finally made the big decision to ttc. Stopped the pill end of July after 10 years, so not sure if everything is working properly but couldn't resist using an OPK. I know it's a bit early for that but i got my first flashing smiley face today which has made me happy, I guess something must be happening!

woodwaj Thu 15-Aug-13 16:18:59

That's great VickyVix, I am on day 2 of Flashing smiley faces!! Ive been reading other threads and by the sounds of it, it could flash for a good few days before its a fixed smiley! Keep us posted, We may be testing at the same time!

VickyVix Fri 16-Aug-13 10:21:19

Hi Woodwaj, sounds like we're doing this in tandem! Got another flashy face today so that's 2 days, not a fixed one yet but hoping it may happen over the weekend smile good luck!

Diamondsareagirls Fri 16-Aug-13 10:28:51

Hi justb01 I am a newbie. TTC #1 and on 2nd cycle. Just started a thread about my madness of thinking about it all of the time even though it is only early days for us. Not using ovulation kits yet just trying to DTD lots around estimated time. Can't believe how all consuming it becomes in your everyday life!

woodwaj Fri 16-Aug-13 10:46:30

Day 3 Flashy face for me! Fingers crossed for a fixed tomorrow! Will you count your TWW from the fixed smiley date?

VJONES1985 Fri 16-Aug-13 11:05:37

Diamonds - don't try to estimate ovulation time,just dtd every two days through the whole month smile (missing out AF time though,if you want to)

VJONES1985 Fri 16-Aug-13 11:07:02

I'm already fed up of opks. Have loads of symptoms but it's been negative every day.

justb01 Fri 16-Aug-13 11:16:51

Hi Diamondsareagirls! I also felt pressure at the beginning, but now I'm actively trying to convince myself that it won't help anybody! Neither me nor my DH nor the future baby. As long as you have fun DTD it's fine. But if not that much it's better to know when it's best to do it!
So I just take temps to get to know my body and try to change my diet.

Keden Fri 16-Aug-13 11:22:53

Hi JustB01, I'm on TTC #1. Got of the pill at the beginning of the year, but did not start trying until my last cycle which began July 19th.

DTD July 28 - 31st, then started my 2wk wait. AF was due Aug 14th but no show. POAS but BFN. And then AF arrived Aug 15th, so I'm out for August.

Will try again in this cycle and hope for the best.

p.s. VJones1985 I remember you from another thread. I hope everything's going well [waves]

VJONES1985 Fri 16-Aug-13 11:31:13

Hi Keden! Well, I had faint opk lines on cd8 & 9 but nothing since then (now cd15) but I have had symptoms which could be caused by several things really! How about you?

VJONES1985 Fri 16-Aug-13 11:32:07

Sorry, cd9 and 10, not 8 and 9...

VickyVix Fri 16-Aug-13 12:06:32

Hi Woodwaj, yes will start 2WW from the fixed smiley and see what happens, it's only my first cycle of trying so I'm fairly sure nothing will happen this month, but who knows! Good luck

onelifeonechance Fri 16-Aug-13 13:28:17

Hi all - please can i join your gang? smile I'm ttc #1 only in cycle 2 but it feels like forever and finding it hard to think of much else (hence MN obsession, helps to know there are others feeling the same - if i spoke to DH about everything i am thinking I think he may start considering a divorce on the grounds of insanity!)

I haven't started OPKing yet but feeling slightly left out about all this flashy, smiley face business - please can someone explain for a newbie like me?? Thanks smile

VJONES1985 Fri 16-Aug-13 13:32:40

Opks are daily urine tests that identify when you are about to ovulate by picking up on a hormone called LH. When you get a positive reading, you know you will release an egg in 24-36 hours so should dtd that day and the next two days, to be sure smile

VJONES1985 Fri 16-Aug-13 13:33:55

But if you don't want to chart your cycle, dtd every two days is the beat way to ttc. There are other ways of telling when you are ovulating as well,of course. Good luck!

VickyVix Fri 16-Aug-13 13:35:04

Hi Onelifeonechance, good to have anoyher person going through the same hing at the same time. the smiley face talk is about the Clear Blue Ovulation Predictor Kit (CB OPK). It indicates when you are at your highest and peak fertility, based on hormone changes (high = flashy smiley and peak = fixed smiley). Peak indicates ovulation and so is a good indicator of when is a good time to DTD. I've found using it a comfort just to know something is at least functioning inside after so long on the pill. Others find them a bit more stressful - See what suits you best. Good luck - and keep us updated!

VJONES1985 Fri 16-Aug-13 13:37:31

I'm currently in the camp that is finding them stressful, ha ha!

onelifeonechance Fri 16-Aug-13 13:50:53

Thanks both - think i may be having a quick look for one of those on Amazon then! Thought i'd be happy just letting nature take it's course but as had BFN with first cycle think it would be good to know something is working as reassurance. If it becomes too much can always take a break from it i suppose. Any top tips on how to use it? Is it just poas? Any time of day better? Thanks again smile

We'll just have to wing it this cycle as I'm already cd10 today and according to the ov calendar nows my time so my DH is hopefully in the mood for a good weekend wink

Good luck to everyone...we'll get there grin

VickyVix Fri 16-Aug-13 14:01:23

Yep, the CBOPK is just a POAS type one, very easy to use. you get 10 sticks per pack, think they do a bigger pack too, I picked mine up in Boots. Fingers crossed you get a BFP this cycle smile

onelifeonechance Fri 16-Aug-13 14:07:20

Thanks VickyVix, wishing you lots of luck too smile Where are you up to in your cycle?

VickyVix Fri 16-Aug-13 14:37:10

Ha well, I don't actually know as I am literally in first month off pill (yes I know I should really wait for first proper cycle but I'm impatient!). Last pill was 30th July so I'm about 2.5 weeks in, just used the OPK to see if anything was kicking back into action and it seems (as of 2 days ago) that it might be which is great, was so worried everything would have stopped after so long. Just going to DTD lots over next week or so and see what happens. Think it would be such a small chance of working this cycle but you never know smile

onelifeonechance Fri 16-Aug-13 14:43:34

Well from my extensive google research on the subject people often say you are more fertile straight after coming off the pill and there is no medical reason of waiting for a period before ttc (other than to help the midwives work out your due date..but i figure if they haven't got anything to work from then they often send you for an earlier dating scan so everyone's a winner!) And as you're getting smiley faces from your OPK it all sounds good for me - get DTDeeding immediately!! grin

woodwaj Fri 16-Aug-13 14:47:07

onelife I was about to say I would recommend Amazon for the Clearblue OPKs however they have increased by £15 since I bought mine just over a week ago!! Its a very expensive obsession! I tend to use them when I expect to ovulate to save money! I can usually tell by my CM when to test

VickyVix Fri 16-Aug-13 14:58:51

Ha ha well, I certainly have my sex drive back ;).
The CBOPK in boots was 18 pounds I think (for the 10 pack) 20 pack is about 30 ish, amazon should be a bit cheaper.

blueamber Fri 16-Aug-13 15:06:38

You're not more fertile after stopping the pill btw. And some doctors recommend waiting for your period to give your uterus the chance to thicken its lining, which is needed to conceive. However, loads of women have had successful pregnancies in that first month.

woodwaj Fri 16-Aug-13 15:16:35

They are on offer at boots atm so its not really any different, I got a 20 pack for £21 last week on Amazon so I am now in shock at the £36 price tag!!

onelifeonechance Sat 17-Aug-13 08:21:11

Thanks for the info woodwaj, I really want to get one. Trying to sit on my hands to stop me buying one this month though as think its too late already as just started the 2ww , but if af turns up instead of bfp then the credit card is coming out!

Any fixed smileys from anyone today?

woodwaj Sat 17-Aug-13 09:30:02

Defo hold out on buying them if you don't need them yet! You will use them if they are there and then regret it! Ha! No fixed for me today but another flashing smiley!!

onelifeonechance Sat 17-Aug-13 09:42:31

Your OH is enjoying his weekend then wink

woodwaj Sat 17-Aug-13 18:15:25

Id like to say he is, but I am full of a cold! I think he is trying to avoid me! ;)

woodwaj Sun 18-Aug-13 09:08:24

Day 5 of smiling OPK! Hurry up fixed!!!

onelifeonechance Sun 18-Aug-13 10:54:36

Tomorrow, I can feel it in my waters wink

VickyVix Sun 18-Aug-13 11:15:24

Day 4 of the flashing smiley for me, DH has had a good weekend though smile hoping it's a fixed one for both of us tomorrow woodwaj!!

MrsB2013 Sun 18-Aug-13 17:14:54

Hi ladies

Newbie here! I'm 32 and DH is 31, TTC for the 1st time on Cycle 1!

Have been on the pill for the last 12 years but came off it end of July and had normal withdrawal bleed. No idea what my "normal" cycle will be, but was 28 days on the pill. Used to be 28-30days before going on the pill, so will wait and see what happens.

woodwaj Sun 18-Aug-13 20:56:43

Hi mrsB Hopefully your cycle will sort out straight away, there's nothing more annoying than waiting on AF!!

VickyVix Sun 18-Aug-13 23:55:18

Hi MrsB, same position as me, know idea what my cycle does after so long on the pill either. Here's to us getting some 1st cycle luck!

onelifeonechance Mon 19-Aug-13 07:20:18

Hello and a big fat welcome to MrsB and morning all smile

I'm feeling weirdly calm at the moment, with a what will be will be attitude to my 2ww, although I am only right at the start of it so sure the madness will start creeping in soon! grin

Plus you girls are acting as my distraction as I am very keen to hear of some fixed smiley faces, any luck peeps?

VickyVix Mon 19-Aug-13 07:44:48

Morning ladies smile Argh no fixed smiley for me today I'm afraid, still flashing though (day 5). Really hoping it'll be tomorrow. Will have to get DH in the mood again later though ;)

Woodwaj - any joy for you? I think you're a day ahead of me ish.

Onelife - fingers crossed for you in the 2ww!

justb01 Mon 19-Aug-13 08:26:33

Hi Keden! Welcome in ttc adventure smile Hope everything will go smoothly!

onelifeonechance Mon 19-Aug-13 08:34:28

Ha! Well my weird calm feeling didn't last long hmm I've just had my brekkie and my usual cereal didn't taste the same and my first thought was "I wonder if it's because i'm pregnant"???!? Rather than maybe the milk is off? It's going to be a long two weeks....

Sorry no fixed V but have fun tonight wink

How are you getting along justb01?

VickyVix Mon 19-Aug-13 09:11:13

Ha Onelife, you never know?! You could be, I have my fingers crossed for you.

It's mad how your brain can play tricks on you. I approached this ttc feeling very level headed and sensible but i'm not sure that's still the case! today I'm feeling very bloated and nauseous so for me I think this means ov is imminent - or it just means I am thinking about it so much I'm imagining things smile

woodwaj Mon 19-Aug-13 10:49:59

Flashing smiley for me again!! Arrghhh!! Ha! I'm now blaming clearblue for my lack of fixed smiley, I'm convinced that they are making me use half the pack (20 pack) before I get a fixed so I have to buy more!

Hello Vjones1985, sorry for the late response. Had a no-internet weekend and have only just had a chance to get online. I got AF on August 15th, so Cycle 1 was a bust. Now on Cycle 2.

Hi Justb01 thanks for the welcome!

VickyVix Mon 19-Aug-13 12:19:40

Wow, that's a whole 6 days of flashing smiley for you, I thought it supposed to be only a couple of days of flashing before the fixed?? But who knows, i'm new to all this. Flashing is good news though smile

I'm getting a bit doubtful I'm ever going to see the fixed smiley (am on day 5 of flashy). Time to google I think.

Let me know if you get it tomorrow, have fingers crossed for you!

VickyVix Mon 19-Aug-13 12:22:30

Hi Keden, sorry to hear you got a visit from AF. Best of luck to you on cycle 2 though, it's still early days smile I may well see you on the September bus!

woodwaj Mon 19-Aug-13 13:00:08

I have googled it and several days of flashing smileys don't seem unusual for these new tests! They must just be really sensative!

VickyVix Mon 19-Aug-13 14:56:45

Phew, thanks Woodwaj, my faith is now restored - just willing that fixed smiley on for both of us smile

PinkHat1 Mon 19-Aug-13 18:28:41

I think I'm in the frustrated camp of using these OPKs. Although I got a fixed smiley last Monday (after two days of using the CB OPK) dtd that night and 2days later. Probably not enough times but OH was away for work which is not ideal so feel this month was wasted sad currently in my 2ww now sigh it's going to be a long 2weeks!

woodwaj Mon 19-Aug-13 19:22:13

That's good that you got your fixed smiley though! Are you going to text next Monday Pink?

PinkHat1 Mon 19-Aug-13 22:11:48

I'm going to try and hold out testing as long as I can but will probably end up doing one next week - I'm not usually so impatient!

woodwaj Tue 20-Aug-13 07:30:11

Let us know how you get on! I'm flashing again!!!

VickyVix Tue 20-Aug-13 08:29:25

Well done on getting the fixed Pink, and you DTD at the right time so fingers crossed, hope the 2ww goes quickly and ends in a BFP for you!

Woodwaj, me too another flashy today, that's 7 days in a row.

I have hope though, was reading another thread last night and somebody had 14 days of flashing smiley before a fixed and got a BFP after the 2ww which is very reassuring smile

woodwaj Tue 20-Aug-13 11:02:09

Yeah, I'm going to keep at it unless AF comes first! My cycle defo isn't right yet as I had AF on 24th of last month! Here's to tomorrow!!

VJONES1985 Tue 20-Aug-13 11:09:00

Three days in a row of positive opk. Is that normal?

Karmalaa Tue 20-Aug-13 12:36:17

20 days since I had the nexplanon out, no AF yet. I know I should wait for a full cycle to start TTC but because I'm super impatient I've already adopted the DTD lots and lots approach much to the delight of DP. I know it's unlikely to happen this month but can't help hoping a little!

Guys, remember that your 'flashing smiley' indicates you are having an oestrogen surge which comes before the LH surge. Your fixed smiley indicates the LH surge which happens normally 12 to 36 hours pre O. It is possible for your oestrogen surge to happen without an LH surge (and therefore no O), or for the LH surge to happen but still not O. It is more common while cycles are regulating after hormonal contraception for the surges to be longer or to not progress through the normal cycle of oestrogen then LH then O.

...the indicative 2 days of flashing pre a fixed smiley that is given on the instructions is for an average cycle, and you should expect those who have recently come off hormonal contraception to not yet be having anything resembling an 'average' cycle

woodwaj Tue 20-Aug-13 13:51:38

I know its a right pain, trying to figure out cycle with the opk's as a guide really! Its reassuring to know something is happening even if its not exactly right yet! I have my hospital appointment a week tomorrow so hopefully ill get some questions answered!

VJONES1985 Tue 20-Aug-13 18:05:43

I'm not using clearblue ones, just basic poas tests that either have a line or not. I've had ewcm and a dark line for the last three days so hopefully ovulation will happen and it's not just a long LH surge sad

VickyVix Wed 21-Aug-13 08:33:08

Fingers crossed for you VJones, I have another flashy today - bored of flashys now, just want that fixed!

woodwaj Wed 21-Aug-13 12:05:52

Same here!! At least we are in this together! :s

VickyVix Wed 21-Aug-13 20:22:53

Arrgghh, confused now. Bought myself another pack of the digi CB OPK sticks as I am about to finish the first 10. Have had the flashing smiley for 8 days now and am on cd21. but, i got tempted to test tonight (yes, stupid I know). So I used my last stick from the old pack and .....another flashing smiley. That would have been fine, BUT, then I decided to test again with the new pack, using the new digi bit and it was just a plain circle sad I POAC so it was the same thing I was testing.

think I read somewhere it has a faint circle every single time on the first use but now I'm a bit confused!! So shouldn't have bothered wasting two sticks. Hmmmm please fixed smiley fairy, may you bring us a fixed smiley tomorrow please, I am becoming obsessed! hmm

Daisychain44 Wed 21-Aug-13 20:37:17

Hi all, am a late joiner to the Aug bus - still trying to figure out all the acronyms! I'm 5 dpo and starting to get totally obsessed again and kicking myself for not turning down ALL our social engagements in the middle of the cycle to focus more on DTD! Crazy huh!
I had a month off opk's last month because the different brands / different rules / times of day thing was driving me Crazy! IMO the most expensive ones were the worst - I got about 10 days of flashing face then ran out of sticks and had to buy a different brand which just said "no" - so frustrating!
Good luck to us all - fingers crossed for this month!

VickyVix Wed 21-Aug-13 20:49:05

Hi Daisy glad it's not just me finding the OPKs a minefield! Good luck on the August bus, I've been stalking that thread, think I'm on the September one, could be October at this rate lol smile

woodwaj Wed 21-Aug-13 21:36:13

From what I read, the clearblue OPKS give you a blank circle on the first stick in a new pack and you then get flash or fixed smileys when your hormone increases but it takes your first reading as a sort of base line to test from... I think ill end up on the October bus...but for next year at this rate!!!

VickyVix Thu 22-Aug-13 08:07:24

One thing to report, it's FIXED!!!!!! [Grin] the smiley face is fixed!! soooooo pleased, just need to DTD tonight.....lots, hope it won't be too late!

woodwaj really hoping you've got one today too have my fingers crossed for you smile

VickyVix Thu 22-Aug-13 08:08:05

Ha my grin didn't work grin

onelifeonechance Thu 22-Aug-13 08:35:04

Woohoooooo!!! grin

Good luck VickyVix!

VickyVix Thu 22-Aug-13 14:43:07

Thanks Keden DH isn't going to know what's hit him grin grin

woodwaj Thu 22-Aug-13 19:19:58

Thanks Vicky but no luck for me today I've got a flashing one again!! Good to know that it's still possible though!! ill keep you posted!! good luck and have fun!!

VickyVix Thu 22-Aug-13 19:28:55

Ah, well good luck for tomorrow woodwaj hope it fixes for you, keep me posted. I definitely read about someone who had the flashy for 14 days so hang in there and it will come smile

onelifeonechance Fri 23-Aug-13 10:41:48

Hello all, just calling in to see how everyone is doing?

Hope you managed lots of DTDeeding last night VickyVix wink and i'm keeping my fingers crossed for you for a fixed smiley woodwaj, it'll happen smile

Hi Daisychain44 (waving!) we are cycle buddies! I'm 7dpo so going through the 2ww (slowly).

There is always a glimmer of hope but it's weird because last month i was sure something was happening then was gutted when AF turned up...this month i really don't think anything has happened and just keep focusing on my next cycle. It'll be our first wedding anniversary during my fertile bit and we're away for that next month so hoping there will be lots of opportunity for DTD grin (although if BFP fancies turning up before then that would be very much appreciated!)

VickyVix Fri 23-Aug-13 13:48:47

Hi onelife yes, lots of DTDing last night grin Will have another crack at it tonight too! Have joined the September bus as I actually have stats now. AF BDP due 4/5th September so we'll see, but I'll be on hols then do don't know whether to test before or after hols (if AF doesn't arrive of course). Might fancy a wine or two on holiday.

Good luck this cycle, you never know it may happen before your anniversary trip, have my fingers crossed for you smile

VickyVix Fri 23-Aug-13 13:50:15

er meant BFP!

woodwaj Fri 23-Aug-13 17:41:10

Hi Vicky and onelife No fixed for me again!! But I like both of your positivity! Plus its a long weekend so no work for 3 days!!! Get some cheap tests and take them on holiday? Or hopefully it could be a nice surprise for when you come back?

VickyVix Fri 23-Aug-13 20:46:06

Hi woodwaj sorry to hear it hasn't fixed yet, but hopefully fixed smiley will arrive over the long weekend and you'll have three days to DTD to your hearts content grin

onelifeonechance Mon 26-Aug-13 09:12:05

Happy bank hol ladies, hope you managed a lie in.

Vicky , have you decided when you're testing yet? how many dpo will you be before your hol?

VickyVix Mon 26-Aug-13 10:57:36

Happy bank holiday to all.

Hi onelife my BFP is due on 5th but I'm away from 4th for a full 3 weeks so I will test on 4th I think and see what happens, if nothing i may take some tests with me in case AF doesn't show up ......but it's first cycle so I am fully expecting AF to arrive on 5th. BFP would be lovely though smile

How is the 2ww going for you? When are you due to test?

VickyVix Mon 26-Aug-13 11:58:17

Sorry should have said, I'll be 13dpo on 4th

onelifeonechance Mon 26-Aug-13 13:07:07

3 weeks holiday? How lovely, have fun Not at all jealous Sounds like a plan, but don't be disheartened if you get a BFN before you go as its not over til AF starts singing! On another thread diamonds got a BFP day 16dpo, but BFNs days 11&12 so early testing not always helpful but understand you wanting to do it before your hols. Will be keeping my fingers crossed for you smile And if it doesnt go your way this month then sounds like you'll be on holiday for your fertile bit so lots more chance to dtd?

Af due Fri, was planning to wait til Mon to test but we're going to a festival this weekend so think I'd like to know if poss so unless af beats me to it i'm all set to poas on Fri! 2ww initially painfully slow but had lovely few days so feeling pretty chilled at mo.

Off out to enjoy this sunshine, have a lovely day everyone!

Hello Everyone.

OPK experts...would you be so kind to take a quick look at my profile pic and let me know if you think the OPK line is dark enough to be postive?

I don't think it is myself, but I've read through some threads that imply it could be! I am supposed to ovulate today (according to the app on my phone), but I don't think this OPK is positive. Granted I POAS at about 12PM my time. Will try again later in the day as well.

Just curious for now!

p.s. Tried to link the photo directly here but couldn't figure out how confused

VickyVix Mon 26-Aug-13 18:19:05

I know it's probably way too early to test on 4th but unless AF arrives before that I'm going to test before we leave for our holiday, mainly so I know if I can have cocktails on holiday or not! I will take some with me though as know 13 dpo will be super early....besides I am 99% certain AF will get me. But, you're right, we should be away over the fertile bit for next month so could be worse.

onelife you sound nice and chilled which is great, hope it's your month. I have my fingers crosses for you smile

Will be checking on Friday For an update!

keden for some reason I can't click on your profile to check out the pic, probably me being stupid sorry!

Vicky I couldn't either. Odd. Maybe this will worl?

www.mumsnet.com/Profile?nick=KedenTTC1Cycle2

onelifeonechance Tue 27-Aug-13 07:32:46

Thanks V, I've got my fingers crossed for you too smile. And 13dpo isn't really early, it may show you something (eek!). That's the thing with this ttc business, everyone is different. I've read so many things with people saying they got a BFP at day 9/10/11 etc. and others where they kept getting BFNs early on. I really do hope its your month. But if its not to be this time round I think your holiday is perfect timing for a good try for next month! And if af does arrive at least you can hit the cocktails!! wine

Keden I can definitely see a line but as an opk virgin i'm afraid I don't really know what i'm looking at so best to wait for someone who does! I am planning on using them next cycle if af pays me a visit at the weekend so let me know how you get on, good luck smile

VickyVix Tue 27-Aug-13 10:07:49

Hi Keden I can see a line, it's a teeny bit lighter than the control line but not much, I'd get DTD ASAP smile am sure if you've done another one today both lines will be v dark, good luck!

Thanks onelife this waiting game is hard. Looking forward to your update on Friday. I had really bad cramping last night but AF not due untill 5th which is odd, either way you're right our holiday falls over my fertile time so at least we can DTD lots if no joy this month grin

Hi Vicky, yes it is. I did DTD last night and this morning wink. Had to as DP travels for work this afternoon and isn't back till Friday. So it was now or never to try and get a BFP for Cycle 2.

In fact the line today is darker than the control line! You may be able to click on the link below now. Plus definite signs of EWCM. So I am convinced I've ovulated & now I just wait cake

www.mumsnet.com/Profile?nick=KedenTTC1Cycle2&photos=p

VickyVix Wed 28-Aug-13 10:38:40

Woohoo!! That is definitely a positive OPK, sounds like you've done what you need to to be in with a good chance this month grin good luck, I have my fingers crossed for you!

woodwaj Wed 28-Aug-13 12:44:56

Hi all update from me! Ive had my hospital appointment this morning which has confirmed pcos. However I have been put straight on to clomid and the doctor seems to think I will be pregnant by Christmas so fingers crossed

VickyVix Wed 28-Aug-13 13:28:09

Hi woodwaj sorry to hear about PCOS, but great news they have out you on Clomid straight away, really hope that works out for you. Keep us all updated on your progress

woodwaj Wed 28-Aug-13 16:58:22

It explains all the flashing smileys!! I will defo keep you posted, and good luck on your 2WW!! x

onelifeonechance Wed 28-Aug-13 21:35:55

Hi woodwaj, good to hear from you, I was wondering where you'd got to, glad you're ok! Sorry about the pcos but sounds like they've got you sorted and wishing you lots of luck and baby dust with it all smile

Hows your 2ww going V?? Any symptom spotting craziness yet? I've managed not to poas, it's been hard at times but don't want to cave, want to wait til Fri, it's almost here now thank goodness!

woodwaj Thu 29-Aug-13 09:55:09

Thanks onelife im quite positive about it and I started my tablets this morning to bring on Af so I should be able to start clomid soon!

I can imagine today is going to go extra slow for you!!

If anyone wants them I have 2 sticks for the clearblue dual ovulation kit not many but they are expensive!

VickyVix Thu 29-Aug-13 10:44:00

Hi onelife not long for you now! Looking forward to your update tomorrow and hoping it's good news when you POAS!

My mind has been in overdrive. Trying not to symptom spot but it's on my mind a lot, have been very bloated for about 4 days now (probably eaten too much!) and have really sore nipples - sorry TMI alert!

Waiting is hard but have to hold out until next Tues/Weds if AF doesn't get me first. I had heard that coming off pill can give you a very short luteal phase so every day AF stays away is a good one, one week down, 6 days to go brew

VJONES1985 Thu 29-Aug-13 10:58:20

Hi Vicky - is this your first month off the pill? I'm currently in my first af since coming off it and pill withdrawal gave me so many symptoms. My luteal phase was only seven days and was unexpected so I was gutted but am trying to be positive and focus on the fact that at least I ovulated and had a period in month one. Am scared that my luteal phase will be short for a long time though sad

Butler4 Thu 29-Aug-13 11:08:54

Hi all im new to the forum today, I came off the pill in December and it took me about 3-4 months before I got a period. Even now it doesnt seem to have settled down, however I do get some occasional bleeding for a few days. I was on the pill for 12 years so expecting it will take time to get back to normal. Had a nightmare with my skin after coming off the pill but feel much happier (read less moody). Wish I had come off it years ago! Doh!

Have ordered ovulation kits (it will take me time to get used to all the abbreviations on here) and waiting to see how it goes.

VJONES1985 Thu 29-Aug-13 11:18:30

Good luck, butler! I came off the pill last month after 12 years. Opks really helped me so I hope you find them useful.

Butler4 Thu 29-Aug-13 11:20:55

Thanks Vjones1985, appreciate it. Will give them a try and see how we get on.

VickyVix Thu 29-Aug-13 12:04:45

Hi VJones yes, this is my first cycle off the pill (after around 11/12 years) although I had got quite lazy taking it over the last six months or so wink. I'm not really expecting a lot this cycle, but the OPK confirmed I actually ovulated which is great so I'm guessing AF will turn up some time soon, I'm just taking each day she stays away as a bonus, I'm on 7 dpo now. If I can get to 10 or 11 dpo before AF that would be nice 14 would be nicer!), just to know my cycle is kind of back on track but would be sooooo lovely to get a BFP instead smile

Sorry AF got you this month, apparently Vitamin B6 is worth a try to lengthen your luteal phase. I'll see you on the September bus and keep my fingers crossed for you.

Welcome Butler. Good luck with everything, I found the OPKs really helped me to understand what was happening and when this month, if I don't have any luck with BFP this month I will carry on using them next month.

VJONES1985 Thu 29-Aug-13 17:44:32

Yeah, heard about b6 and think I'll use it if my luteal phase doesn't improve in a month or two.

onelifeonechance Thu 29-Aug-13 20:12:10

Hi ladies. Yes today has been loooooong smile but nearly through it now, just hoping af doesn't arrive to spoil my poas plans! Will keep you posted, eek!
Hope you're all getting on ok and hello to Butler, welcome to the mad (but v supportive& lovely) house grin

woodwaj Thu 29-Aug-13 20:19:44

Im looking forward to your post tomorrow, Good Luck!!

VickyVix Thu 29-Aug-13 22:01:31

Good luck for tomorrow! Will be checking in in the morning, fingers crossed for you onelife grin

onelifeonechance Fri 30-Aug-13 08:39:53

Morning ladies,

I'm afraid it's a BFN (from two tests, no hint of a line on either despite holding them up to the window at all angles!) I made myself laugh actually as i was so excited about doing it and was so busy lining up my tests and stopwatch on my mobile that I thought to myself i'll just have a wee before i get started, almost did it down the loo without thinking, d'oh!

I'm obviously disappointed as it would've been so lovely if it had been a BFP but wasn't really expecting it this time round so it's not felt as such a shock as last time. Still feeling positive and really keen to start using opk this month - what brand are you guys using??

woodwaj Fri 30-Aug-13 08:59:36

Sorry to hear that onelife no AF yet though? Personally I used clearblue but they are expensive maybe try some cheaper amazon ones and if your not too keen then upgrade. I would recommend them though

VickyVix Fri 30-Aug-13 09:06:19

Morning, sorry to hear that onelife but if AF hasn't shown up it's not definitely over for this month.

I found the OPK really useful. I used Clear Blue digi, they were a bit pricey but very user friendly and I will use again next month if no joy this month.

onelifeonechance Fri 30-Aug-13 09:53:20

Thanks girls. Yes will sit on my hands til af shows up but got a feeling she's on her way, won't order anything though til she shows cos you never know miracles happen !

This ttc business is funny isn't it, woodwaj is desperately wishing for af to come so she can get cracking and me and Vicks are desperately wishing she'll stay the hell away!!!

woodwaj Fri 30-Aug-13 10:55:32

Its mad how different it is for everyone!! One thing is for sure, time is standing still for all of us waiting for something!!

Sorry to hear about that OneLife.

I'm way early in my 2WW, can't POAS until September 10. The agony confused

woodwaj Sun 01-Sep-13 17:55:52

Hope everyone is having a nice weekend!

Did AF show up yet onelife

What about you Vicky have you caved and POAS yet or still holding out?

VJONES1985 Sun 01-Sep-13 17:57:06

I don't know what's worse, the 2ww or the bit I'm on right now (cd6). Sooooo boring...

VickyVix Sun 01-Sep-13 18:22:44

Hi all, I caved and POAS on Friday and again yesterday afternoon, I have no will power, and unsurprisingly both were BFN. What a waste of money!

I have one test left for Wednesday morning. Am 11 dpo today, not much to report other than sore boobs!

Any sign of AF onelife

VJones cd6 is better than cd1, your 6 days closer to ov and have lots of DTD to look forward too grin

VJONES1985 Sun 01-Sep-13 18:30:27

That's true. This month's aim is to just dtd lots whenever we feel like it until my fertile window and then dtd every day for those five or six days, rather than have a prescribed set plan, which could get quite stressful.

woodwaj Sun 01-Sep-13 19:37:03

Might be best to save your last test until AF is late Vicky

vjones defo in the right direction keep at it wink

I finish my Norethisterone on Wednesday so hopefully AF should visit me by next weekend!!

VickyVix Sun 01-Sep-13 23:43:20

Very good advice woodwaj and you are 100% right, I should wait but I definitely want to test on Wednesday as I'm going away, if AF hasn't arrived by then. Have had odd shooting pains this evening on and off, doesn't feel like AF cramps but could be anything.

If BFN weds but still no AF I'll have to pack HPTs and AF goods for holiday!

An odd thing to say but I hope AF comes nice and quickly for you once the meds have finished so you can get back into the cycle.

vjones sounds like a good approach to me, hope it works for you.

woodwaj Mon 02-Sep-13 19:19:36

Its easier said than done not testing! I only have two in the house and one is a CB Digital, and i'm saving that bad boy!!

VickyVix Mon 02-Sep-13 23:20:52

I stocked up with three FRERs today, but I haven't cracked them open yet!

woodwaj Tue 03-Sep-13 20:41:43

fingers crossed for tomorrow!!!

VickyVix Wed 04-Sep-13 17:37:34

Thanks, was a BFN but no AF yet. Not really sure how many dpo I am, could be 11 but could be 12 or 13 so will see if AF shows up. If she's not here by Saturday I'll POAS again.

Last day of your meds today? Hope AF arrives for you soon so you can get cracking smile

woodwaj Wed 04-Sep-13 20:49:33

Im excited for you, yes just having last tablet, Doc didn't say how long it should take to bring AF on He just told me when to start the clomid! its all go hopefully!!!

onelifeonechance Thu 05-Sep-13 13:24:03

Hey woodwaj (waving) Sorry i didn't see your last message. Yes AF caught up with me Sat eve. Obviously sad but onwards and upwards, i'm CD6 today so ready for some dtdeeding this weekend. And did my first opk today (got stupidly excited about it, it's the little things in life!) no face but didn't think there would be as early days, feels good knowing it might tell me when i'm more fertile so keeping fingers crossed that we can time the bd better this month.
How are you getting along? Hope AF hurries up for you smile Think we're home alone as Vix has jetted off (hi Vix if you read this have a lovely hols!!)

woodwaj Thu 05-Sep-13 17:05:28

I would love to swap my no AF for your AF!! haha. You hear of loads of holiday babies conceived so fingers cross for vix I had a copy of the letter today that the gyno doc sent to my GP and it reads really positive, I thought I would be having a scan to see my poly ovaries but the scan he mentioned would actually be an early pregnancy one. You will either learn to love or hate he smiley face!! they are really handy though!!

VickyVix Thu 05-Sep-13 17:57:11

Hi Ladies, landed a couple of hours ago and this hotel has wifi, phew!

Well I think AF has followed me here, not 100% certain but got that feeling she will be here by morning, TMI but had a small amount of spotting today. BUT, all is not lost as I do have my OPKs With me and with a bit of luck if this is AF she will bugger off in time for us to try and make a holiday baby before we head back to UK grin

Good luck with yor OPKs onelife don't worry if the fixed smiley doesn't arrive straight away, I had 9 days of flashy last month.

woodwaj really pleased everything from your doc is sounding positive.

I have confidence we will all be upduffed by Christmas - and hopefully long before that!!

onelifeonechance Thu 05-Sep-13 20:01:59

Glad you're there safe vix -isn't this slightly mad that you're on the other side of the world and we still get to chat?? smile Hope af stays away but if she does rudely interrupt then I hope she does so quickly so you can get on with holiday baby making grin And thanks for the reassurance bout the opks, v lovely of you both.
All sounds good woodwaj, i'm willing af to visit you v soon!
Fx that your Christmas prediction comes true vix, wouldn't that be great? smile happy hollibobs!

NeuroticSweetTalk Thu 05-Sep-13 20:50:07

Hi all, I'm a newbie to this site and to TTC also. Me and my OH have decided to start trying in December this year. I stopped my pill in May and am just trying to get a proper grip on my cycle so I (hopefully) know what I'm doing in December.

I'm 23 and DP is 22. I waited until now to ensure I had my soulmate (soppy stuff blush) a place of our very own and financial security before having a DC. I've started Folic acid already (Started them in April) and am kinda getting the hang of the ovulation calender stuff, I don't bother with BBT though as I am quite often swinging between temperatures anyway but am tracking cycle length via a app on my phone and jotting symptoms, moods etc in a journal.

Although we're waiting until Dec we're still DTD pretty much every chance we get blush (Could just be because we recently moved in together though grin) Sorry this is long smile

Good luck all smile

woodwaj Thu 05-Sep-13 21:01:24

Welcome neurotic looks like all of us are looking for a special Christmas present!! Sounds like your on the right track as well!! I am currently waiting to move house and that is more stressful than the baby making!! bloody solicitors

NeuroticSweetTalk Thu 05-Sep-13 21:50:09

Thanks woodwaj yeah aha, December just seems like a good month, my OH says it'll be the best way to end our first year together blush Yeah I know that feeling, me and my OH moved in together a couple of months ago and have only really just got sorted! smile

woodwaj Fri 06-Sep-13 15:13:50

No pressure from your OH then ;) id just try not to get too stressed by it and enjoy the whole thing!

NeuroticSweetTalk Sat 07-Sep-13 12:52:03

Yeah woodwaj I think it's just because he's more looking forward to this than I am which I didn't think was possible aha. Nah we're not going to get too stressed (hopefully) smile

woodwaj Sat 07-Sep-13 20:10:36

It is strange when the OH is so keen, we had never spoke that much about ttc it seemed to just happen suddenly its exciting

Hibou7688 Sat 07-Sep-13 20:33:40

Can't remember if i've already posted in here, but also ttc1 from about nov/dec time this year! Came off the pill this month so hoping my cycle settles quickly!! Bought some opks, so gonna have a practise with them too! Good luck everyone!! smile)

woodwaj Sat 07-Sep-13 20:56:16

Hi and good luck to you as well hibou

NeuroticSweetTalk Sat 07-Sep-13 21:23:40

woodwaj it definitely is my OH works in Paediatrics though so he's mega broody all the time ^^ plus when we met up with some friends of ours and their baby I was staring at my OH for a good five minutes and he didn't even notice because he was watching the baby and smiling, it is exciting definitely smile

Hibou Hi and good luck, it should do, obviously everyone is different but talking from experience, my AF took a month where it was a bit weird but then settled after the first cycle off my BCP smile

VickyVix Sun 08-Sep-13 01:28:56

Hi hibou and neurotic welcome! And good luck to you both smile

NeuroticSweetTalk Sun 08-Sep-13 01:41:41

Thank you vicky you too smile

woodwaj Sun 08-Sep-13 08:00:42

I think my AF is about to arrive, hopefully be in full swing by the end of the day and start the clomid tomorrow! Very excited the cramps arent even bothering me! Having a day out to the seaside today fingers crossed for no rain!!

VickyVix Mon 09-Sep-13 08:41:39

Hi ladies, waving!

Woohoo, glad AF arrived for you so you can start the Clomid woodwaj

Hope you had a busy weekend of DTD onelife

News from over this way is that AF decided to bugger off after barrly 3 days, am slightly confused by this as have always had pretty long AF in the past before BCP (like 6/7 days and heavy) and always 5 days when on BCP. it's good because we can get DTD again but a bit odd all the same.

Think it was Deffo AF but wondered if anyone else thinks 3 days is odd??

woodwaj Mon 09-Sep-13 09:38:41

3 days is a bit odd but if its around the right time for af surely it is? Strange have you poas? My af stopped yesterday then came again properly this morning so its clomid tomorrow now. Hope your having a good holiday!! I am jealous as I type this from the office!

VickyVix Tue 10-Sep-13 02:24:41

I did PoAS just to check and it was BFN so was definitely AF. Guess my cycle is still adjusting. Anyway, onwards and upwards, I'm on cd5 now so will get my OPKs out in a few days smile

Good luck with the Clomid

onelifeonechance Tue 10-Sep-13 11:05:14

Hi everyone smile and welcome to those that have joined since I've been away (waving)

We have had a lovely weekend&so far have dtd every day from cd8 (cd11 today) 3rd FL face today, we're going for it though, hoping project anniversary baby is successful but if not we've had fun trying!! grin

Great news to return to woodwaj that af has visited you, hoping you won't see her again for a while (like maybe 9 months!) How is the clomid going?

And Vix that's interesting what you say about your 3 day af. Before I went on the pill my cycles were but irregular but mostly 28-31 days lasting maybe 4-5 days. Since coming off pill in Feb I've had really short cycles 23-25 days and last 3-4 days. TMI but usually only red blood for 2 days then just the tail end of things after that. Thought they might lengthen but this is now 7th cycle after coming off pill. That's why i'm so intrigued by my ov date, really hoping short luteal phase not going to be a prob. But trying to see the positives that we get to try again sooner than if we had short cycles! Hope you're having a fab time smile

onelifeonechance Tue 10-Sep-13 11:06:38

Oops, meant to say than if we had long cycles!

woodwaj Tue 10-Sep-13 16:34:44

Hi onelife Glad you had a nice time away. I have literally just taken my first clomid tablet so I will keep you posted, im quite worried about side effects after reading other blogs so I figured taking it after work might help. I also had a letter from the docs yesterday, im going to see my rubbish ovaries on 25th September! I don't think short periods are anything to cause concern so hopefully we will all get our BFPs very soon!!

NeuroticSweetTalk Wed 11-Sep-13 13:46:54

Onelife my cycle is only 26 days and I've only ever got a 4-5 day AF (and similar to what you have with only 2-3 days red) Anyway when I figured out that it's that short I got nervous about it (as thinking 28 is the norm) and spent a lot of time on Google. From what I found out of other womens experience and some medical articles is that if your cycle and AF are shorter than 28 days with a short AF too that the luteal phase is usually a bit longer and ovulation is earlier. Not sure if that's true for everyone though but most of the websites seemed to agree that it makes it a bit easier to conceive as there's a slightly bigger window to do so smile

onelifeonechance Wed 11-Sep-13 19:27:57

Thanks neurotic and woodwaj, helps to know others have the same things and that it may not be a bad thing - I've a tendency to worry& think worst case scenario! Really trying to reign that in and be cool, calm &collected about ttc, some days I succeed, others I don't! So big help to have your support smile

Good news for me today is that I got a fixed smiley grin helps to know my body does work! Quick question though, if it says you ovulate anytime in the next 48hrs, how do you know what day to count as your ov day?? Hoping dh is ok tonight, we've had real fun last few days but think the fixed smiley this morn caused a few performance issues. Really trying hard not to pressurise him cos know how much he wants it too & he is doing his best, but it's so hard when you know it's the right time & it doesn't happen. Have cooked a nice tea so let's see smile

How are you ladies doing? What part of your cycle are you in neurotic? And hope the clomid goes well for you woodwaj, how long do you take it for? Keep us posted

woodwaj Wed 11-Sep-13 21:15:47

I sometimes think it might be easier not to tell OH about ovulation. Or to trick them into thinking its another time! Best to let them think they are getting lucky all the time ;)

Do you ever get ovulation pains? Not everyone can feel them but you can sometimes feel twinges when your egg is released!

I have to take clomid for 5 days (day 2 today) and pleased to report no side effects so far (was not looking forward to hot flushes/blurred vision!!) Luckily if I do get any I can fob people off at work as there is a sick bug going round the office!!

NeuroticSweetTalk Wed 11-Sep-13 22:12:10

I'm great thanks Onelife since stopping my BCP I feel absolutely rubbish when AF is here. But finished a couple of days ago. Currently on CD 9 so already into my fertile period since I tend to ovulate around CD 11. Is that the OPKs that you use to get the smiley face? I've considered buying some to be sure I've tracked my cycle correctly. How are you? [Smile]

Hiya Woodwaj, I get pains when I ovulate, predominantly on my right side sometimes both sides which worries me a little since non-identical twins run in my family aha. Is it a really newbie question to ask what clomid is? [Smile]

woodwaj Wed 11-Sep-13 22:28:39

Because I have pcos I rarely have af (only one natural this year) doc gave me meds to have af and the clomid forces the egg to release I used to use opks they are good but they dont work with pcos

onelifeonechance Fri 13-Sep-13 09:18:27

Morning all smile Sorry for slow reply but having busy week and my phone has been playing silly beggers which hasn't helped!

woodwaj So glad you've not had any side effects from the clomid and hoping that's still the case now, last day of it tomorrow yes? Then what happens? Is it lots of dtdeeding? If so good luck grin and nice timing that it's a weekend as always helps!

My amazing dh pulled it out the bag so to speak and we managed to bd both wed and thurs eve so i can honestly say we have done as much as we can this month! Really hoping it works but if not at least i won't feel we didn't try our best.

I've never really felt ovulation pains and even this month when i had more of a clue because of the opks i'm not sure i really felt anything. I have had a few twinges past couple of days but as soon as i think maybe this is it it goes and i think maybe it was just wind or something i've eaten!! So it'd be hard for me to track that way which is why the opk has been great as before using them i was thinking i ov cd10/11 (purely based on ewcm) but this month it looks like it's more cd12/13 so think we were maybe missing things last few tries.

neurotic I'm fine thanks - just entered the 2ww so time has slowed as per usual but other than that i'm very well! Yes i've been using opks for the first time this month and personally have found them really useful as it's helped me pinpoint my ov date more accurately than my previous guesstimating! I've used the CB digital one that gives you a smiley face when it's your peak fertility and have found it really easy to use. There are cheaper ones that others on here use as the CB one is pretty expensive but i think they can be harder to interpret from what i've read so i'm happy i went with the CB one this time round. Maybe if we're not successful after a few months i could convert to the cheaper ones if there is a pattern to my ov but at the mo i'm def sticking with this as i've been v impressed with it.

Well good luck all - have a lovely weekend and go forth and multiply grin

woodwaj Fri 13-Sep-13 19:00:12

Ive had a few headaches but nothing major so that's been good! Im not really too sure now, we have decided to DTD every other day when AF stops to cover whenever I ovulate, presuming its worked and I do ov that is! if I do ov then I should either get AF again or BFP and I know which one I would prefer!

Sounds like you have been busy onelife so fingers crossed you will get yours too!

onelifeonechance Fri 13-Sep-13 19:41:36

That's good that you haven't had too many side effects from it. Is the scan on the 25th to see if you ovulated then or just to check your ovaries? Think your plan sounds like a grand one - covers all bases then, good luck with it smile

Yes we have been busy, looking forward to PJs and a quiet night tbh grin

woodwaj Fri 13-Sep-13 22:33:11

The scan is to see how many cysts are on my ovaries but they might be able to give me some indication as to whats going on this month I would expect AF or BFP not long after that!

I know how you feel i'm scoffing ice cream and getting ready for the Big Bro final! not so secret 5ive fan cake

NeuroticSweetTalk Sun 15-Sep-13 20:45:14

Hi ladies, how is everyone? smile

WoodWaj Oh right, it's amazing what medication can do. I'm so incredibly uneducated about things like that, I briefly looked it up when I had to have a scan for it a few years ago but didn't realise it can so AF and ovulation too. Hopefully you get your BFP soon :D

OneLife Awh your 2ww. I haven't experienced the slowing of time because of the 2ww as I'm pretty much always at work or busy with family that I usually forget that it's the time of month.

I've tried OPKs this month and it turns out my ovulation date isn't what I thought :S either that or I can't quite interpret it properly. Either way I'm quite confused about it as I'm now CD13 and have 2 weeks before AF only my OPK result is negative still.

woodwaj Sun 15-Sep-13 21:59:45

Good thanks shame about the rainy weekend!

Im still learning a lot about it too its never ending information!! I know how you mean about it flying by though im waiting on solicitors to move house and it takes up a lot of time

what type of opks have you gone for Ive read that a lot of people have to wait longer than expected for the positive on a clear blue

NeuroticSweetTalk Sun 15-Sep-13 22:11:55

Yeah the rainy weekend has dampened my mood too, but then again it's kind of nice to have an excuse to stay home smile I suppose we're lucky in that respect because I could understand how the 2ww could be slow and anxious.
Just sainsburys ones, they aren't the basic since they were almost a tenner but they aren't brand ones. I think I'm probably just doing it at the wrong time, I've heard it had to be in the afternoon or something to get the positive at the right time? smile

Hibou7688 Mon 16-Sep-13 09:59:44

Hi all, newbie here.. going.to start ttc in next couple pf months but just trying to get to know my cycle a bit first! Yesterday evening I did my first ever opk. Two lines appeared about the same colour. So I did it again this morning and this time I only had the one line and the second one was a lot fainter than last nights (hardly visible at all). Last night was today 10 and todsy is day 11. Does that mean that I've already ovulated? Maybe yesterday or day before.

onelifeonechance Mon 16-Sep-13 10:16:54

Morning all smile and welcome to Hibou (you're doing this the right way round. i really wish i'd read up on everything BEFORE we started ttc as would have been much better informed and could have got cracking the right way from the off - good luck to you when you do start!)

I am by no means an opk expert as i only started using them this cycle and i've used the digital cb ones...but from what i've read from others posting on MN i think if you're not using the digital ones then you are meant to do it at the same time and generally in the afternoon because of detecting the LH surge (someone did say between 10-8pm but please don't quote me on that!) (CB ones are FMU at same time) Hope that helps a bit!

I'm plodding through my 2ww - i'm between 3-5 dpo at mo so fair way to go! But we had a lovely weekend and went blackberry picking, v pleased with our haul and yummy blackberry and apple sponge was consumed yst cake

woodwaj i know your pain - we recently moved and our solicitor was worse than useless, it's all soooooo slow but like the 2ww for me Hope they pull their finger out and you get moved pronto - fx you'll be needing the extra room soon wink

Milknosugar33 Mon 16-Sep-13 10:36:01

Hi everyone,

I'm new to this forum and new to ttc - cycle 3.

Unfortunately, I'm a very impatient person and have four friends who are now pregnant who all hit the jackpot first time, but trying not to be disheartened.

So far I've been using the cheap ovulation sticks from Amazon but wonder if a fertility monitor or the digital sticks are more accurate?

Any tips or advice welcome!

Looking forward to getting some support. Think OH finds talking about it is pressure for him so not going to tell him the days etc anymore and try and just have fun trying!

NeuroticSweetTalk Mon 16-Sep-13 11:43:38

Hibou it could just be the time of day you did it. I read somewhere 2pm gives the best reading but onelife is right it's anywhere between 10am and 8pm that can give the most accurate (so I've read) I'd try again this afternoon to see if it changes from this morning at all smile

Hi Milk I know what you mean, my Bestie has managed to get pg before me (although she had been TTC a lot longer than me! Lol) I think all of them are advertised as 99% accurate is just some are more easy to interpret than others, but the CB digital ones are a lot easier to decipher from what I've read on here. I just use the sainsburys ones that are s couple up from the basic. They're a bit confusing but once I read the leaflet properly it was easier smile

I kinda disappointed because I meant to grab a OPK test before work this morning to do at 2pm but was in such a rush I completely spaced. And so I'm still rather confused about where I am in my cycle.

Hibou7688 Mon 16-Sep-13 15:30:54

Thanks ladies! Will try again at same time tonight. Weird question but the more expensive smiley face ones.. do u only use them the once or can u reuse them??

onelifeonechance Mon 16-Sep-13 15:42:35

I had the same question when I started using the cb ones this month Hibou so it's not weird! You can get them in packs of 10 or 20. You get the tester in the pack alongside the sticks. You may not need to use all of the sticks as once you get the fixed smiley you stop testing so if you have sticks left over you can use them again in the tester. But you can't just buy sticks on their own so if you need more you have to buy a whole new kit (with tester etc) corporate moneygrabbing so&so's

onelifeonechance Mon 16-Sep-13 15:59:19

Hi milk I'm cycle 3 too and had to stop myself from thinking we're not new at ttc when actually you are completely right and we are! Just feels like longer! Completely understand the impatient feeling, especially as people seem to be falling pregnant around me as though they are merely catching a cold! But I chant the mantra that it is usual for it to take anywhere up to 12 months to hit the jackpot and i'm doing ok in the staying fairly sane front so far!

Having said that have got a bit more technical this month as thought we'd see if science can give nature a helping hand so we started using opks. I don't think there is any difference in accuracy that I know of but from what I've read I think some people struggle with interpreting the cheaper opks (and others are fine) so I plumped for the digital cb and have been v impressed with it. The simpler the better for me! Good luck with it all smile you're in the right place for support and understanding!

Hope things become clearer soon neurotic, if in any doubt dtd just in case!

Milknosugar33 Mon 16-Sep-13 18:06:29

Thanks one life. Your support is appreciated and it's comforting to know I'm not the only one not falling pregnant at the drop of a hat!

I'm a proactive person so today I've joined mums net, and ordered myself the full fertility monitor. Expensive but if it helps get the result we want then it'll be priceless!
I'm also going to try and eat and drink well this month, and stay as stress free as my job allows! And we're equipped with pregnacare and wellmans.

I have also done a lot of reading of other threads today and think I might have got the opks wrong anyway for the last couple of months. I thought a positive result meant ovulation, not build up to ovulation. It sounds like we need to keep DTD for a day after we get the positive - before I've had two positive days and after that we didn't DTD. Gotta keep the momentum going!

Fingers crossed for lots of BFPs for everyone this month.

woodwaj Mon 16-Sep-13 19:59:29

onelife your 2ww does seem to be dragging!!

hibou welcome! with the clear blue opks you get your peak then you should ov 24 hours later ish
So I think others would be the same

hi milk I think all sticks do the same thing cb are just easier to read and I haven't had any friends announce pregnancies recently im just waiting on it though!!

neurotic if all you forgot on a Monday morning was a test thats impressive, did you do one this evening instead?

I think ive said hi to everyone lots of posts today!!

onelifeonechance Mon 16-Sep-13 20:02:16

I was the same Milk, before using opks I thought I ov'd around day 10 and we dtd up to then but not much after. Now armed with abit more knowledge and the opk this month it looks like I ov'd day 12/13 so we kept it up so to speak for a little while after which we haven't done the last two cycles. Keeping my fingers crossed.

You sound a woman on a mission like me so good luck to you! I thought the same about the expense, aware not everyone can afford it but I just desperately wanted an easy, non ambiguous way of knowing when i'm likely to ov and the cb digital did that. Will you please let me know how you get on with the fertility monitor, very intrigued by it, if have no joy may invest!

onelifeonechance Mon 16-Sep-13 20:05:01

Hi woodwaj! smile I know i've had a day off can't you tell from all the posts think it makes the wait seem even longer, dare I say it think the time goes faster at work!

How's you? At it like rabbits? wink

woodwaj Mon 16-Sep-13 20:39:00

I wish I had a day off I am having a week off when I move if I ever do!! and I cant wait for it!

Oh yes, keeping busy although OH gets a day off today as he plays football Monday night.. No idea when ov will be though and no point in me doing OPKs now I can usually tell from CM though :s

Also wondering what vitamins everyone is using? I read on some other posts that Seven Seas trying for a baby doesn't agree with everyone (still got headaches thought it was worth a try changing) so ive changed today to sanatogen Mum to be!

NeuroticSweetTalk Mon 16-Sep-13 20:43:10

Woodwaj it would seem impressive only the other thing I forgot, and thus haven't done a OPK yet, is that I was on a late shift today so arrived at work an hour early. Would it still work properly now? I think I've probably missed it now though.

I agree Onelife your 2ww does seem to be taking a while. After getting a taster of how long it takes I'm glad I have a demanding job so I can take my mind off it. Do you have a hobby or anything that passes the time? smile

woodwaj Mon 16-Sep-13 20:54:06

I think as long as you haven't watered down your pee with loads of drinks you might be ok?

And your not the only one that went to work an hour early today oops

Hibou7688 Mon 16-Sep-13 21:10:36

Well, did my second opk and had a faint line again. Does this mean my strong line yest was a 'peak' and now i'm past ov? As had two faint lines now and one strong one yest. So confused! Not ttc for another month or two as just came off the pill so that might mess me up too!

NeuroticSweetTalk Mon 16-Sep-13 21:18:43

It's easily done on a Monday lol. Nah, had like 3 drinks all day aha.

woodwaj Mon 16-Sep-13 21:29:40

It does sound like you have had your peak hibou.. have you noticed any change in CM at all?

I have started filling in a diary so I can look back when I need to handy if you ever need to go to the docs too

I dont drink much either so never had issues on when to poas!

NeuroticSweetTalk Mon 16-Sep-13 21:38:05

That's actually a good idea, I suppose that way it'll be easier to pin point a estimated due date too plus once baby brain hits it'll be a good reminder of symptoms etc lol smile
Well my OPK has gone from a noticeable line to a faint line. I'm thinking I'll give the rest of the pack a go over the next few days to figure it out then if I can't continue how I was before with other types of tracking (:

woodwaj Mon 16-Sep-13 22:02:06

Im using a diary for AF, ov and a reminder of all the tablets im taking!! Plenty to forget so its the best way for me!!

NeuroticSweetTalk Tue 17-Sep-13 13:18:46

Hmm I might look into that. As it is I'm trying to remember everything and only keeping track of some stuff on a app on my phone aha.

How is everyone? smile

Hello Milk and OneLife, like you both I am now on Cycle 3.

I ovulate this weekend and after this try, I've promised myself this is my last planned try. If I don't get a BFP, I am going to chuck the OPKs, Apps, EWCM monitoring etc and just sit back and relax.

Mostly because, it's taken me 3 tries to realise that you can do everything "right" (stopped BC 6mnths ago, started exercising & eating better 6mnths ago, started folic acid 3mnths ago, stopped drinking 2mnths ago....) and still not get pregnant.

So if no BFP by October 8th, I'm really going to stop fussing (or at least try grin. At 28yrs, I'm ok trying for 12mnths before seeking help.

justb01 Tue 17-Sep-13 13:46:46

Girls, I know it's really annoying, though we can't give up! It's frustrating for me as well, though on the other hand thanks to charting I've learnt a lot about my body!

woodwaj Tue 17-Sep-13 17:48:15

Do you need to chart at the same time everyday or just as soon as you wake up? Although I have lost my thermometer whilst packing! Im not even sure if there is any point with pcos

having a spotty day today its very attractive ha

NeuroticSweetTalk Tue 17-Sep-13 19:06:30

Personally it's usually a case of when I remember lol. There is a point (: even with PCOS with all the medical marvels these days (: awh spotty day, that's much better than can't be asked day. I chucked on anything this morning because I had a bad night. I think AF may arrive early since I've been spotting and cramping :/ (TMI but maybe it's a UTI :| hopefully not!)

woodwaj Tue 17-Sep-13 20:48:52

I might give it another try if I ever find the thermometer in a box!!

Ive got a good spot cream so ill give that a go later!! Bake off time now though!!

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NeuroticSweetTalk Wed 18-Sep-13 12:37:19

Is it easy to do? Bbt tracking? I briefly thought about it and tried a couple of times but either I've got a rubbish thermometer or I've somehow managed to do it wrong aha. Aah right, I'm an idiot, I thought you meant clothes wise, sorry.

Hibou7688 Wed 18-Sep-13 17:54:27

Hi woodwaj nope haven't checked CM. i only finished my last pack of the pill at end of aug/start of sept so i don't know my cycle at all. I guess it looks like I ov'd on day 9.. Guess that isn't too out of the ordinary. Gonna wait til next AF now and start tracking again, might try bbt too since cycle might be strange for a while. Not really going to ttc til nov onwards.

I have a bbt thermometer, it says on the instructions to NOT do it when first waking up.. But i thought the general consensus was that u had to do it asap in the morning??

woodwaj Wed 18-Sep-13 20:13:14

I thought it was first thing too hibou

I must admit when I first tried it I lasted like 7 days as I didn't like waking up at the same time to do it, might as well get lie in's while I can eh!!

Haha I wish it was spotty clothes neurotic

NeuroticSweetTalk Thu 19-Sep-13 10:10:42

Just a quick update, I'm now having mega headaches (possibly migraines), cramping, spotting, frequent urination, stomach aches, nausea, tiredness (slept for 13 hours last night!) And keep swinging between hot and cold. Times like these I regret stopping my pill because it messed me up so bad. Maybe if I had changed to the normal one from my pop then stopped it might have been a smoother transition. Anyone else have issues 3+ months after quitting BCP? I thought things would even out by now. Rant over aha.

How's everyone doing? smile

woodwaj Thu 19-Sep-13 11:08:55

Is it defo from bcp? What part of your cycle are you in? I felt really achy when I stopped but that's about it!

Im in limbo at the moment it doesnt seem like anything is going on! My headaches have gone though could be down to me switching which vitamins im taking

NeuroticSweetTalk Thu 19-Sep-13 12:38:42

I'm assuming so since I never really suffered when I actually stopped them. I figured it was just late onset consequences sad I'm CD 17 of a 26 day cycle and somewhere between 5-7DPO at the mo not sure which though since my efforts at tracking suck ha.

Well that's a plus smile do you take specific conception ones or just separate ones that you buy as individual vitamins? Because I've been thinking about swapping from pregnacare conception ones.

Also sorry I'm on my phone and for some reason it's posting my comments twice :S

justb01 Thu 19-Sep-13 14:47:37

Yes, you're supposed to temp after waking up, possibly every day at the same time. It isn't as bad as it sounds, I thought it'd be more complicated, but it's just a routine. You'll easily get used to. And setting alarm really helps smile

woodwaj Thu 19-Sep-13 15:00:41

I was taking seven seas trying for a baby and I switched to sanatogen new mum (I think)

woodwaj Thu 19-Sep-13 15:01:23

I was taking seven seas trying for a baby and I switched to sanatogen new mum (I think)

Nikkilouise26 Thu 19-Sep-13 16:32:58

Hi girls well in new to this but not new to ttc sadly we have been trying for little over a year now I have had bloods done and also had a scan last week to just rule anything out that was clear now they are wanting us to try for another year!! Personally I don't think I can do this for another year it's so stressful!

woodwaj Thu 19-Sep-13 17:01:17

Hi nikki how old are you? that seems odd I thought you were referred after 1 year even if there was no obvious reason. Has your OH had any tests done?

Nikkilouise26 Thu 19-Sep-13 17:22:16

Hi Woodwaj
I'm 27 and my dp is 26 he hasn't had any test done because he has 2 boys from pervious relationship! I have only got as far as I have with the scan because I changed docs as last was total pants I'm going to book to see doc next week and just ask if they can refer me any quicker because its just getting way to stressful which doesn't help the matter!

NeuroticSweetTalk Thu 19-Sep-13 18:37:15

Aah right I might do a bit of shopping around ready for pay day smile

woodwaj Thu 19-Sep-13 18:42:51

The vitamins can be so expensive but I suppose its worth it they keep colds at bay!!

Its a strange situation nikki I dont know why they aren't doing more for you! It sounds like you need a 3rd opinion!!

Nikkilouise26 Thu 19-Sep-13 18:45:52

Woodwaj I'm going to wait and see what they say next week when I go see my doc and just try and push things along. She mention clomid but is this best for unexplained fertility ?!?

woodwaj Thu 19-Sep-13 18:53:19

Im not sure I am on clomid but for pcos i think its just supposed to release an egg so I dont see why not

Nikkilouise26 Thu 19-Sep-13 18:57:09

Suppose I need to stop stressing and just see what happens next week because right now my dp is working away and I'm not helping myself by working myself up while alone just so stress out about it all I would have give up long ago if I didn't want kids so much. sad

VickyVix Sat 21-Sep-13 10:16:49

Yey, I have found wifi again! Been completely off the radar for the last week or so, hi all and welcome to neurotic, justb et al.

onelife how is the 2ww going? You must be nearing the end?? Really hope project anniversary baby is the one for you, have everything crossed for you smile

woodwaj how's the Clomid going?

Have only skimmed through latest posts but agree the CB digi OPKs are the simplest to use.

News from my sun lounger (sorry) is that we only have a few days of hol left and I'm still getting negative OPKs and am currently on cd17! Think project holiday baby will turn into project just got back from holiday baby.

Thought I would ov earlier this month, last month was cd22 but it looks like that may just be the way I roll! We've practised a lot though smile

woodwaj Sat 21-Sep-13 21:05:38

Hi Vicky Glad your having a good holiday, be ready for winter when you get back!

I will be in the same boat as you from Wednesday that's our official moving date and sky wont reconnect our internet for almost 4 weeks! don't know what im going to do!! This is also the day of my PCOS scan so looking like im going to have to go on my own now.

I have finished the clomid but as a guess I would say I haven't Ovulated yet, no signs anyway but we are DTD every other day.

Had a girls night out last night VERY rough today. Its not helped with packing but was needed!

VickyVix Sun 22-Sep-13 04:32:34

Ooh no is it really cold? It's been a blissful 32-34 degrees here for the last few weeks.

Great news your move date is sorted, hope the packing/ moving goes ok. We moved last year and it was all a but stressful but totally worth it.

Best of luck with your scan too, hope it goes ok.

Yet another negative OPK for me today, CB are going to make a fortune out of me!

woodwaj Sun 22-Sep-13 08:49:28

Its warmed up towards the end of the week but summer is defo behind us!!

Thanks ill try and pop in to keep you all posted

its horrible to think how much money CB are making from us but once you POAS its hard to stop!!

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Milknosugar33 Sun 22-Sep-13 09:44:40

Hi all,

Given advice on here I'm going to get a thermometer to track BBT as well as POAS. But which thermometer do you use? Ear? Mouth? Any recommendations or ones to avoid?!

Good luck to everyone waiting.

woodwaj Sun 22-Sep-13 14:11:58

Have a look on amazon milk, you can search for them based on bbt so you know you have the right one. They should be under a fiver

Milknosugar33 Sun 22-Sep-13 14:27:23

Thanks wood. Will search now.

onelifeonechance Sun 22-Sep-13 17:09:20

Hello ladies smile

Sorry I've been keeping a bit of a low profile, I've managed to claw my way through the 2ww, this one has by far seemed the longest! I thought not coming on MN might make me forget about it for a bit yeah right like that's ever going to happen but i'm still only at the dizzy heights of 10dpo and don't want to poas until Thurs if af let's me, she's due either tmrw or Tues so want to see if she's late first.

Feeling usual af cramps last night and today so not feeling confident, but know people say they still got those with a bfp so trying to stay positive! Next few days I'll know one way or the other I suppose.
Hi Vix, so jealous of your sun lounger messaging! Hope you've had a fab hol and keeping fx for a positive opk v soon so you can get cracking!

Excellent news on the house move woodwaj, finally! Does that mean you've got this week off? Good luck with it all and hope your scan goes well.

I'm off to twiddle my thumbs for a few more days (hopefully, if af stays the hell out of my way!!)

Hope everyone else is well and enjoying this last burst of summer smile

Nikkilouise26 Sun 22-Sep-13 17:29:37

Finger crossed the witch don't turn up and you get your BFP smile

onelifeonechance Sun 22-Sep-13 18:43:17

Thanks NikkiLouise smile How are you getting on? Where are you in your cycle? I'm not sure which bit is harder, the gutting realisation af has arrived, the wait for it to pee off, the fun/stress of trying to dtd as much as possible, the waiting and the waiting and the waiting and the waiting during the 2ww, or these few days prior to testing, all of it is difficult/exciting/stressful/hopeful/tedious/fun in equal measures, I was not prepared for how much of a rollercoaster ttc would be!

Nikkilouise26 Sun 22-Sep-13 19:18:03

Well my dp has been working away this last 2 weeks he only back 2nd week of October so nothing for me this month sadly sad
I'm at my doctors tomorrow for the results of my scan even though lady told me everything looks fine so hoping thymes might put me on clomid to help me ovulate as I have irregualr periods so I don't think I ovulate every month and never know when I do if I do but we will see, and yes it is very stressful indeed, more stressful because I have never been pregnant before so I don't know if I can but it not coming easy if I can that's for sure!!

onelifeonechance Sun 22-Sep-13 19:46:08

That must be hard not having your dh at home for so long. Makes me feel bad for moaning about the 2ww, sorry hangs head in shame

Hope your appointment at the doctors goes well tmrw and they consider the clomid for you, fx for you, let us know how you get on. I know exactly what you mean about worrying about can we even get pregnant, i've never been pregnant before and as much as the rational part of me knows we just have to be patient and give these things chance, there's always that niggle of an almighty fear that we may not be able to have children. But I def can't go there yet, that is def worst case scenario and we're right at the beginning of all this so all we can do now is our best...and hope!

Nikkilouise26 Sun 22-Sep-13 19:56:00

Awww not dont be silly it very exciting when ppl are in there 2ww I get very excited over seeing strangers pregnant hehe it just the most amazing thing us women can do... Fingers crossed things work fast for you as longer you try more stressful and upsetting it get month after month when the witch arrives worse when I first got my latest as think it was 45 days but she turned up I was gutted really thought I may have had it that month. Just can't wait until he is home to keep trying and I will update soon as I know more smile

onelifeonechance Sun 22-Sep-13 20:36:43

I know, it's mean when she keeps you waiting, just seems extra cruel, if it's not your month I'd rather she just showed up and put us out of our misery. I have to remind myself it's only been 3 months which I know is nothing, and it helps to have some perspective looks in mirror and gives self stem talking to

I also LOVE hearing about bfps on here, helps give us hope when you know others have had similar issues or been trying for ages and then they finally get it, so lovely! Hurry Nikki's hubby!! smile

Nikkilouise26 Sun 22-Sep-13 20:42:14

Haha he not my hubby yet still waiting for the first ring lol he wants hurry up... I know he bought me one as typical guy left receipt in his pocket and when I come to put his jeans in wash I found it he just making me wait evil man haha

onelifeonechance Sun 22-Sep-13 20:44:10

That was supposed to say hurry home Nikki's hubby!!

onelifeonechance Sun 22-Sep-13 20:50:45

Oooo that's exciting knowing he's going to pop the question at some point...eeee smile My dh did same thing, shopped for my ring on line (not my proper engagement ring, we chose that together, but the ring he proposed with) and he didn't clear the history so I knew what he was planning!! grin

Nikkilouise26 Sun 22-Sep-13 20:53:55

Haha they useless aint they but yeah I very excited I keep asking for it but he has said he already got a date set when he is going to do it so suppose ill have to wait and I know it only going to be next sadly but I got to learn to be patient so this is a good way ttc and waiting on my ring smile

woodwaj Sun 22-Sep-13 21:57:33

Hi onelife, I just have Wednesday off then I have a full week off from 4th Oct. OH cant get a full week till then so I've got to wait. if I take the time off before him I will spend my time doing DIY and on his week off he will play on GTA all week!!

Nikkilouise26 Mon 23-Sep-13 10:36:17

Well been the doctors and they want us to try for another 3 months before they will refer but basically said if all test are clear then that's it we won't be offered any help as nhs are skint so will have to go private if want any help it a joke really annoyed and upset!! Looks like ill have to find clomid other ways hmmmmm

woodwaj Mon 23-Sep-13 12:43:08

Surely that isnt right how long have you been trying now? You might want to consider changing gp's?

Nikkilouise26 Mon 23-Sep-13 12:47:56

I been trying for about 13 months now and I have just recently changed as last gp kept sending me for bloods and that was all. I just so frustrated knowing f we don't get pregnant and my test come back clear that's it where on our own all I have wanted to do since coming back from docs is cry but in work so can't I just want to scream!!

onelifeonechance Mon 23-Sep-13 16:26:39

Aw Nikki, just read your post, sorry to hear your appointment didn't go as hoped. Did they say what the reason was for trying for another 3 months when you've already passed the 12+ point? Know this might not work but in my experience crying helps - by that I mean crying at the GP's - show them how you're really feeling and how much it's affecting you, may help speed the referral up?? Can imagine your frustration, hugs

Nikkilouise26 Mon 23-Sep-13 17:05:47

I nearly did she pointed that out to me! Because my scan was clear she said try for another 3 months and try to relax. It didn't help it was a woman and she was trying to get pregnant herself and said it wasn't happening fast for her blah she also said after 3 months if nothing they will send me for the dye test and check partners sperm but if there fine then where basically left to it no help at all which is a joke!!

woodwaj Mon 23-Sep-13 19:31:58

Can your OH go and make his own appointment to have his sperm tested, Separate to your appointment...try and beat the system some way!!

Nikkilouise26 Mon 23-Sep-13 19:41:16

When he is home in 2 weeks I'm going to get him go and ask if they will test his sperm just to rule anything out there I'm just not sure if they would just do that though

woodwaj Mon 23-Sep-13 19:45:53

He doesn't have to mention you just that you have been TTC for over 12 months and he wants to do his part. Good luck!!

Nikkilouise26 Mon 23-Sep-13 19:49:09

Thanks fingers crossed I will eventually get me a BFP

onelifeonechance Tue 24-Sep-13 20:00:38

Think that sounds good advice woodwaj, good luck with it all Nikki, hope that bfp shows itself v soon for you smile And whilst you're waiting we'll keep you company smile

How's everyone getting on? AF due today, been having the usual cramps do think it's just a matter of time, if she's coming wish she'd just put me out of my misery! On a brighter note it's bake off time! grin

VickyVix Wed 25-Sep-13 10:51:57

Hi ladies

Sorry to hear your appointment didn't go so well nikki I agree with advice though, see if you can beat the system somehow. It doesn't seem right saying you have to go another 3 months when you have passed the 12 month mark already. Perhaps see if you can talk to a different GP?
And maybe try crying at them.

Not much going on over here, holiday finished, back at my desk (joy of joys) and still on negative OPK and I'm on cd21! Think this is going to be some kind of mega long cycle. Last month was a 36 day cycle with ov on cd22 but I haven't even got a flashing smiley yet and have been using OPK since cd10. Humph sad

Fingers, legs, arms, eyes all crosses for you onelife keep us updated, would love this to be your month.

onelifeonechance Wed 25-Sep-13 21:36:17

Aw Vix thanks so much for the well wishes but i'm afraid my anniversary baby was not meant to be sad AF showed up today, the latest she's been for 5 months just to really stick the knife in! Pretty gutted but trying to drag myself out of it and think of this new cycle. I've made an impulse buy of a cb fertility monitor, I mean business this month!! Anyone else used one and if so top tips welcome smile

That's a lot of peeing on sticks for you V, it's all glamour, glamour, glamour this ttc business! Seriously though you have every right to humph about it and I really hope you get a face v soon. Have you noticed any other signs? Ewcm?

Hope everyone else is doing ok?

woodwaj Thu 26-Sep-13 14:18:56

Hi ladies just a quick check in whilst I am stealing wifi at frankie and bennys! I was only at my hospital appointment for 10 mins she didnt show me the screen was looking to see some dodgy ovaries.

house move is done and wading my way through boxes!!

Welcome back vicky and sorry to hear about AF onelife . Would be interested to see how the fertility monitor works for you!

VickyVix Thu 26-Sep-13 14:19:37

Ah onelife I'm v sorry to hear the witch got you, sending thanks and wine and hugs your way. Well done on the impulse fertility monitor purchase, I was eyeing one of those up but they're quite pricey. Would love to hear how you get on with it.

I'm getting quite used to POAS! Another flipping negative on the OPK for me today on cd22. I have had quite a lot of CM for the last few days, just watery though (sorry TMI). but maybe that means something is happening.

Really hoping I get a smiley soon, planning on lots of DTD this weekend.....starting tomorrow night because it's date night smile

onelifeonechance Thu 26-Sep-13 16:47:26

Glad your scan appointment was straight forward woodwaj and fingers crossed for good results, do you know when you'll hear? And well done on the move, i'm sure you're shattered and if you're anything like us you'll be wading through those boxes for a while yet!

Thanks V, yes was v sad but slowly picking up enthusiasm for this month now.

I know the monitors are bloomin expensive (cb are making a fortune out of me!) but i'm seeing it as an investment for the future as hoping to have more than one child she says somewhat optimistically Will let you know how I get on, think first month it gets used to your cycle and i'm going to be a few days late as it's not arrived yet but will give it a bash not literally

Come on V's smiley face, she wants to get jiggy grin

VickyVix Thu 26-Sep-13 23:23:46

Hi woodwaj sorry, crossed posts earlier and didn't see yours. Glad your scan appointment went well, keep us updated on the results, fingers crossed for you. And, well done on the move, so exciting! Hope unpacking etc goes ok, it'll be worth it in the end.

We moved last year from a place we had been in for about 6 years and we moved boxes that had never been unpacked from the first move!

Thanks for you positive vibes onelife I so hope that smiley shows up soon. I bought another pack of OPKs today.

You're right about the fertility monitor investment, if it's for possible multiple babies it's well worth it, I'm v keen to see how you get on with it as may consider it myself at some point.

VickyVix Sun 29-Sep-13 08:43:54

Hi all, hope you're having a good weekend. Your vibes helped onelife I got a fixed smiley today, at last!! No flasheys oddly but I'll take a fixed, cd25 for me today............now off to hunt down hubby grin

woodwaj Mon 30-Sep-13 22:21:20

Well I am all unpacked but dtd has taken a back seat as we have been up early and late to bed! Back to a more fun routine tomorrow I think. Although no signs of ovulation from the clomid re CM that I normally get. Im very confused with whats going on so finding it hard to track my days!

Good news on the fixed smiley. Id think that maybe you Didn't miss the flashing smiley I bet starting a new pack just covered it up as the first one will never be smiley or fixed?

Hope that makes sense!

Have you got your monitor yet onelife?

VickyVix Mon 30-Sep-13 22:35:37

Good to hear from you woodwaj glad you're all unpacked, hope you're enjoying the new pad. Maybe it's a good thing if your ov is delayed just a few days, it means you haven't missed the window this month with all of your moving house and you get to christen all the new rooms in your house when ov arrives! Enjoy grin

Not sure what happened with the flashing smiley, I started a new pack of sticks but continued with the same reader, as it had just been all negatives for the first 10 sticks. Who knows but the fixed smiley made me happy and have DTD so hope to be in with a shot.

I'm never sure how much to do it, I got an OPK negative Friday and Saturday but DTD for fun both days anyway and then again Sun morning after getting the fixed smiley. DH is tired tonight so night off but we'll have another crack tomorrow (ov should have occurred within 36 hours of Sunday morning)......just wondering if that's enough? Don't want to waste the opportunity but have read all sorts about quality of sperm etc. hoping there's enough swimmers there to make a targeted effort.

Why do they have to make it all so confusing??!

onelife would love to hear how you're going with the monitor.

onelifeonechance Tue 01-Oct-13 08:22:34

Hi all smile

Yes my monitor has arrived! Started peeing on it yst, from what i can work out everybody the first month they use it starts poas from day 6 every day for at least 10 days (and maybe 20 days if irregular or long cycles, so i'm hoping only 10 for me or could prove expensive!!) and then it detects your high and peak fertile days just like ordinary opks 9but a bot longer over 5-6 days). I think the main difference it that it 'remembers' your previous cycles and also gives you a high fertile day after your peaks have been and gone. I like it but it seems pretty much the same as ordinary opks but the main advantage is you get to keep it so as i've said before it'll be good if i'm doing this a while and also for future pregnancies (but just focusing on this one first please!!) So i'll let you know. CD 7 for me today so low fertility, if i follow the same as last time will expect high fertility to start CD 9 onwards, let's see!

Planning to do smep this cycle as think may have overdone it dtd daily last time and by the time we got to peak fertility poor DH was shattered and maybe his sperm were too? It's so hard to plan though because also don't want to feel like we've missed an opportunity so Vix i completely get what you're saying! So glad you finally got your fixed maybe flashy's still on holiday?! Sounds like you've put in a good effort all around the right time so fingers crossed for you and have fun tonight smile And you too woodwaj as V said you've got a good excuse to christen your new rooms wink I'll be joining you both in dtd later don't panic not literally that would be weird as bding every other day so tonights the night! Have fun girls and don't forget the pillow propping after! grin

VickyVix Tue 01-Oct-13 08:57:49

Hi onelife just read your post on the tube and it made me laugh out loud, I will try not to think of us all DTD at the same time later! That would be weird.

I pillow proped for an hour and a half on Sunday! I have spared DH the info on OPKs to avoid undue pressure so he just thinks I'm nuts.

The monitor sounds fab (but then I do like to POAlotofS). I guess it's a super duper OPK with a memory to track cycles, which sounds great. If this month doesn't work I may invest, it's quite pricey when you have to also add cost of sticks as well (and with my longish cycle I would prob need a lot) but so worth it if it works.

Fingers crossed you get a high v soon.

DH and I have another date night tonight as it's one of our many anniversaries (not for wedding this time but for when we first started dating - any excuse smile ) so hopefully we can have a last bash literally at trying to make a bean this month and then it's the waiting game.

Get to it ladies I will try to not think of you all later grin

onelifeonechance Wed 02-Oct-13 07:36:27

Ha V! Hope I didn't put you off your stride!! Bizarrely enough I did think about you afterwards when I was propping myself with a pillow hope i'm not over sharing here but it's true didn't quite manage an hour and a half more like 20mins as started falling asleep and as i'm not at my high or peak bits I thought I'd save my mammoth pillow session for the more crucial times smile So far so SMEP....

Woodwaj I have just re read your post and realised you have said you're all unpacked, good grief woman that's impressive!! We're 3 months in to our new place and still at it, if you feel the urge to continue unpacking I'll happily share my address!! grin

VickyVix Wed 02-Oct-13 08:03:05

Good work on the SMEP and pillow propping, I managed the whole process without thoughts of all of us at it at the same time, no pillow propping last night though was way too tired.

Really hope we've put enough effort in this month, arrgghh frustrating to think there's nothing else we can do, hope this 2ww goes super quick.

woodwaj Wed 02-Oct-13 22:17:35

Im fast using up my data allowance but I cant keep away!!...am I being dumb..what is smep? Good to see we are all busy at it anyway! Yep all unpacked i dont like mess and clutter so it was early starts and late finishes!! I think i may have a touch of ocd ha. Ive already started my first decorating project! Hall stairs and landing!

VickyVix Wed 02-Oct-13 22:59:13

Hi woodwaj you're so organised, unpacked and decorating already! Good work I am impressed. Must be so nice to finally e in your new place.

Smep is, I think, sperm meets egg plan which is basically DTD every other day all month, and for 3 days straight at ov time - although onelife prob knows more than me.

Sounds like hard work to me deffo worth it if if works smile

onelifeonechance Thu 03-Oct-13 19:03:10

Yeah that's right V, not sure how long our efforts will last as the month progresses but we def want to try for the every other day&3 days around ov bit but will try to do it all!

Feeling sad about it all at the mo sad just feel like it's not going to work and keep hearing of friends who are pregnant and feel like I 'know' we're going to be the ones with problems. Sorry to be on a downer and know I just have to take each day as it comes but sometimes that's hard. Never thought it would be thisdifficult or emotional

woodwaj Sat 05-Oct-13 07:32:05

Sorry ladies I am being dumb. I have heard of the smep. And I bet its defo easier said than done!! Fun trying though. I know what you mean about feeling down, I am defo going through that phase. I feel like because I think I haven't ovulated AF wont arrive but I dont know when I should go to the docs. Im going to go through my diary with OH later and see what he thinks.

Hibou7688 Sat 05-Oct-13 15:54:09

Hi all,
If i'm going to ttc soon.. Do i need to take folic accident before we start trying?? How does folic acid benefit me/baby?

onelifeonechance Sun 06-Oct-13 08:27:50

Hi Hibou. Yes it is recommended that you start taking folic as soon as you start ttc then continue once you get your bfp for the first 12 weeks. It helps prevent neural tube defects (like Spina bifida).

Sorry I've been glum recently, feeling brighter this morn. Finally got the peak sign (after no 'highs'?!) and have duly dtd, fx. Woodwaj, sorry give been bit low too, did you go through your diary? Any plans?

How's the 2ww going V? Any symptoms your trying not to spot? grin

woodwaj Sun 06-Oct-13 21:30:27

I was going to look at it today, but then I noticed pink when I was on the loo so I think AF is on the way! For normal people this would be sad but im quite relieved as it means the clomid has worked otherwise I wouldn't have AF at all. Once its here I can start round 2!!

woodwaj Sun 06-Oct-13 21:31:16

I was going to look at it today, but then I noticed pink when I was on the loo so I think AF is on the way! For normal people this would be sad but im quite relieved as it means the clomid has worked otherwise I wouldn't have AF at all. Once its here I can start round 2!!

onelifeonechance Sun 06-Oct-13 21:38:40

Woidwaj, you are 'normal' smile Sorry it's not worked this month but it sounds like it's a good thing if it's regulating your cycle so yeay for that and fx for this cycle!

VickyVix Tue 08-Oct-13 08:20:00

Hi ladies, sorry have been away for a few days, had a work thing and have been trying to keep my mind off my 2ww.

woodwaj it sounds like the Clomid is working if AF arrived so good luck for this cycle, remember the doc said you'd probably be preggers by Christmas so hopefully this cycle will be the one for you!

Glad you're feeling more positive onelife and that you've got your high on the monitor, will keep my fingers crossed for you. How's the smep going?

My 2ww is going slow, on 8dpo today. I had a mammoth night out last week and am annoyed at how drunk I got cos it must affect the chances of anything happening this month. On the symptom spotting front I have had been really tired and had achey legs for about 3 days and a few sharp pains on the right side this morning, and lots of CM (sorry TMI!) but who knows, it's likely to just be AF goings on.......would so love a BFP though smile

onelifeonechance Wed 09-Oct-13 07:09:32

Hey V, glad you're ok, missed you! Don't fret about your night out, life has to go and there are lots of posts on here about how the bean doesnt connect to your blood stream for a good while Anyhoo so sure no harm done. Plus I always think of the thousands of lucky women who get pregnant whilst merry and not even trying so don't lose heart. Your 2ww is seeming long to me, hope not to you!

Smep was going well until last night when there was a delivey issue and but gutted as we'd followed it to a T but now have missed the third day bit which is where I think we may have been going wrong last few tries. But not a lot can do now but hope. 2ww starts here

How are you getting on woodwaj, did af arrive?

woodwaj Wed 09-Oct-13 07:25:55

Hi ladies AF arrived monday very heavy!! No period pains though which I quite like!! I started my 2nd round of clomid yesterday!

I am still staying positive like the doc said and thinking about an xmas baby!

I defo agree with onelife vicky. You have to have a good night out every now and then. Id just enjoy letting off some steam!!

VickyVix Wed 09-Oct-13 08:43:43

Morning ladies, thank you for the positive words, I guess you're right, a lot of women do seem to get upduffed when they don't realise or on a drunken night out so fingers crossed my antics won't affect chances this month.

It sounds like you've put a great effort in this month onelife so keep positive, there should have been a good 'pool' of swimmers ready to pounce even though you missed that 3rd day. Hope your 2ww goes quicker than mine! smile

I'm on a cautious 9dpo today (it might be 10) but I'm going with conservative counting this month. Still have the achey legs and my back hurt a lot when I woke up this morning, also feel v thirsty over the last day but it's prob because I haven't drunk enough water. Arrrggghh I really want a BFP!!!

Good luck with this cycle woodwaj and focus on that Xmas baby - that would be so romantic (I love Christmas!) grin

I might do a cheeky test on Saturday if AF hasn't shown up by then.......or I might not!

woodwaj Fri 11-Oct-13 20:24:30

Do you think you could hold out till af is late vicky? I know I defo don't have that kind of will power though!! Last day of clomid tomorrow then start dtd once AF sods off. No side effects this month. I actually think it was the vitamins giving me a headache all the time, im just taking folic acid now and saving loads of money! Hows it goin onelife knackered yet?

VickyVix Sat 12-Oct-13 17:54:45

AF got me on Friday, so I'm back to cd2 again. Think we might try the smep plan this month but it sounds like hard work!

I'm not sure what's worse the 2ww post ov or the almost 3ww for ov (in my case) ah well, I get to POAS with the OPKs again in about a week.

Hope AF buggers off soon woodwaj I'm going to join you and focus on a pre-Christmas miracle smile

woodwaj Sat 12-Oct-13 18:28:14

Oh no sorry about AF. Its mad isnt it time is dragging between all this waiting yet cycle after cycle is going by!! Doesn't make sense really. My AF finished today but I will prob start dtd from tomorrow. Very early but every other day cant hurt and I seem to have no symptoms of anything so its prob best!

VickyVix Sat 12-Oct-13 22:30:44

Yes, it's difficult always waiting for ov or AF, kind of taking over my life and feel like it's all I think about! Just read a really depressing thread about how many cycles it took people to conceive and so many managed it on first or second cycles sad

I know it will happen eventually (fingers crossed) but it's harder than I ever imagined it would be.

I did suggest to DH over dinner that we tried smep this month and he seemed rather chuffed with the whole idea of DtD every other day, So at least that is a good sign smile

Go for it woodwaj every other day from the beginning is what most things I've read suggest so really hope it works for you, I'll be following a few days behind!!

onelife how's the CBFM? I'm wondering if I could use it discretely, as in without DH noticing?? I'm guessing it's a bit more of a piece of equipment that OPK sticks? Appreciate that may sound odd but I don't want to share the tech side of things with DH in case it makes him feel to much pressure

VickyVix Mon 14-Oct-13 17:04:01

Slight update from me, after getting AF Friday, which promptly stopped and was quite frankly pretty odd, I got BFP x 4 this morning. Hugely confused but very happy, just really hope this little bean sticks smile Off home to tell DH

woodwaj Tue 15-Oct-13 16:18:20

Ohh my god thats brilliant!! I cant believe I didnt come online yesterday!! How did DH react? Congrats!!

onelifeonechance Tue 15-Oct-13 20:54:08

Ha, woodwaj it's great news isn't it?! smile I saw her news on the October bus thread so didn't want to post until she had, but was bursting to!

Yes how did you get on telling your dh V? Bet it was so wonderful smile

Hope you're ok W, good luck dtd smile I'm 8dpo, planning to hold off poas until next week if af let's me.

Well that's one down two to go hey?! grin

VickyVix Tue 15-Oct-13 21:06:04

Aah thank you ladies smile still in shock!

Told DH last night and he was quite shocked (I told him AF arrived on Fri and we made plans to try harder this month) but very excited! I did another test yesterday eve so had 5 in all, I wrapped them up pass the parcel stylee with the digi one in the middle and gave him the pressie when he got in. grin

Excitement has just turned to nerves now, such a waiting game. I can't get a dr appointment until 6 weeks so need to wait a whole week. And no scan until 12 weeks, that's ages!

Have bought loads of tests to keep checking, so far so good I think. This morning strong BFP but tonight a little fainter, hoping that's because I drank and peed loads during the day.

onelife 8dpo is great, hang in there. I like your willpower.

woodwaj how's it all going for you?

woodwaj Tue 15-Oct-13 21:26:08

Its fab news I think it gives us a bit of hope! defo one down and two to go!! we all WILL be preggers by xmas!!

I have no news, im expecting a bit of a month like last months, I had no signs of anything!!

I have 4 bedrooms now and they need to be filled!!

VickyVix Tue 15-Oct-13 22:08:08

Definitely all preggers by Christmas!! Wouldn't that be so lovely.

And Christmas isn't that far away, good luck this cycle, keep us updated smile

woodwaj Wed 16-Oct-13 20:29:37

I will do, keep an eye on your symptoms too might help us soon!! So I know everyone says they don't care, but are you team pink or blue?!

VickyVix Wed 16-Oct-13 21:47:56

Ha ha that's a question woodwaj! For some reason I always just envisage myself having boys a whole troop hopefully and being like the lady of desperate housewives, and part of me would just love a minature cheeky chappy version of DH (is that weird) BUT, I always think people that have girls are so lucky and it would be cool to have that whole mother/ daughter thing.

Either would be so nice, I just really hope this little bean sticks, I'm so nervous of it all going wrong, and the wait seems epic.

How about you, when you get your Pre-Christmas BFP, any preference?

How are you getting on?

VJONES1985 Wed 16-Oct-13 22:14:29

Vicky That's interesting. Did you actually get a proper period? Or was it just spotting or discharge?

VickyVix Thu 17-Oct-13 00:12:09

Hi VJ hope you're doing ok. I thought I had the beginnings of a proper period but it never turned into one. It was the oddest 'period' I've ever had. More than spotting, i.e. lots when I wiped, but only very very dark brown (no red) and kind of EWCM like - but brown.

Sorry for all that detail but I know you're worried so thought detail would help!

Are you having something like your normal start to AF or different?

VickyVix Thu 17-Oct-13 00:14:24

Oh, and VJ it was 4 days earlier than AF was due so around 9/10 dpo (if I got my ov date right)

VJONES1985 Thu 17-Oct-13 06:37:06

It's normal and this morning I wanna cry again. Lp hasn't changed at all after three months and I've been on b6 for the last two. What do I do if this is the way it's going to be for me?? sad

VickyVix Thu 17-Oct-13 12:59:09

Ah VJ I'm sorry to hear that. I will keep my fingers crossed for you for this next cycle. I don't know much about B6 but I know a few of the ladies on the October bus have been taking it. I know it's the last thing you want to hear but it might just be a case if your body settling back down after the pill (I'm pretty sure I remember you stopped in recent months??)

Have you tried regular conception multivitamins? If not maybe give those a go?

Or I guess you could try to talk to yor GP for advice on how to extend LP?

woodwaj Thu 17-Oct-13 18:30:22

Im on month 13 VJ and you have had more in the few months than I have all this time, Stress can play a part in it too so try and relax (easier said than done right!)

Im sure I will stick Vicky!! Why wouldn't it!

I always wanted a girl but my best friend had a boy just over a year ago and its totally changed my mind!!

A bit of news from me today, had a few aches and pains in my both my left and right side and thought nothing of it, went to the loo after work and had a lot of clear CM. Im thinking I could be due to OV very soon?! I got no symptoms last month.

Also my cousin has been induced today which i'm really exciting about. She's due on Monday but has signs of preeclampsia so fingers crossed everything goes well there!

onelifeonechance Thu 17-Oct-13 21:59:38

Ooooo get on it woodwaj, literally!!!! grin

And v exciting about your cousin, keep us updated, love news of a newborn smile

woodwaj Thu 17-Oct-13 22:23:11

OH has a friend over visiting the new house so waiting on him going home!!!

No new baby yet...! Her DH couldn't stay past 9pm so he's on standby at home! fingers crossed for tomorrow! I have a day off so baby visiting would be very nice!!

Hows your month going Onelife?

VickyVix Thu 17-Oct-13 23:47:31

Woohoo woodwaj sounds like it could well be ov time for you. I agree with onelife you should get on it!! grin

Has DH's friend gone home yet? How rude of him to stay and delay your action!

Best of luck for your cousin, I hope it's a speedy delivery, but also that her DH can be there to share, so exciting. Let us know when it arrives, we need details, name, sex, weight etc.

I spent the afternoon with a good friend of mine and her 9 month old, so lovely, made me feel all broody smile but totally had to fess up when he cracked a bottle of wine open. Didn't want to tell as way too soon but i love my wine and it was so obvious!

How's your 2ww going onelife?

woodwaj Fri 18-Oct-13 08:45:44

Haha that is some poor will power vicky!! Although my best friend will know right away.

Still no baby sad they will try and induce again after 24 hours.

Yeah his friend pissed off about 11!! I was looking at dates and im not even sure if it's possible to ov.. my period only ended last Friday. . Ill have to google later and see if clomid can speed up ov

onelifeonechance Fri 18-Oct-13 12:18:42

Hey woodwaj, glad you got some dtd in. If your body is showing any kind of sign i would just go for it, but not too much as don't want to wear his little fellas out wink Have fun!

2ww going well thanks (ha! never said that before!) Have a v bizarre feeling that it's going to go my way, can't explain it and can't believe i'm even typing it but i just have this strong sense that i 'know' im pregnant. AF due tmrw or Sun so if no show plan is to test Monday, really hoping i'm not going to end up looking like a tool but it is genuinely how i feel, weird hey! Well only time will tell, keep your fx please ladies smile

And hurry up please woodwaj's cousin's baby, we're all longing to hear about your arrival into this world!!! grin

VickyVix Fri 18-Oct-13 13:05:03

woodwaj I agree with one go for it if there is any sign at all that it could be ov ( which it sounds like it could be). Ov can come early or late for many reasons and as you have been on the Clomid it could have just moved it forward, ou never know.

one I really like your positive thinking and will be so pleased if you get your BFP! A woman's intuition isn't often wrong. I'm so impressed with your will power to wait to test too. smile fingers crossed tightly for you.

Looking forward to news of the new arrival, best wishes to woodwaj's cousin!

woodwaj Fri 18-Oct-13 18:56:38

Still no baby, I went to see her before. She looked so bored!!

I googled it this morning and its actually normal to ov early on clomid. Hopefully I haven't missed it I will dtd again tonight. I found some really good info including why I had a scan...which I haven't heard about so I think that's a good thing.

No testing till Monday! Good luck with that, I hope your feelings are right!!!

VickyVix Sat 19-Oct-13 13:55:19

Ah poor cousin, that's a long time. I hope the little one makes an appearance soon.

That's great you've found some info about it and it seems like it could well be early ov so get to work! Woo oho your other half is going to have a good weekend!

woodwaj Sun 20-Oct-13 19:45:38

Onelife did you poas yet??

Any symptoms yet vicky?

I have a new baby cousin born today a boy!! He is gorgeous (baby no name)

VickyVix Sun 20-Oct-13 20:34:26

Ah amazing, that's great news!! Congratulations to your cousin. Enjoy those newborn cuddles smile

A few symptoms over here, mainly peeing like a trooper, was at father in laws house today and must have gone 5 times in a few hours!

Other than that ok, apart from having ridiculous boobs, they are huge and every time I look in the mirror I have to laugh grin

Jennyallan86 Sun 20-Oct-13 21:09:05

Hi girls,
I'm a newbie to this, so bare with me if I make mistakes!
I'm 27 and tcc for 4 months, I came off the bcp mid June and have had 2 37 day cycles and 2 30 day cycles.
Do you think this is my system getting back to normal.
I'm getting a bit stressed hmm

VickyVix Mon 21-Oct-13 09:44:33

Hi jenny welcome to the madness. It does sound like it is just your system getting back to normal after the pill, I stopped taking my BCP in July and had 34/35 day cycles.

Have you tried temping or using OPKs? Different things work for different people and some people prefer to use nothing at all, but I found OPKs were really useful and let me know a) that I was ovulating and b) when I ovulated. For me that was a great comfort after taking the pill for so long and it meant we could focus on DTD at the right time. If your cycle vary in length then that could help you pinpoint when you ovulate each cycle.

There's also the monthly bus thread which is great, November Bus has just started, and there's usually around 50-60 ladies all ttc at various stages so some complete newbies on cycle 1 and some that have been trying much longer. I have also found these threads great and everyone is lovely.

Good luck to you, I hope this cycle is your cycle. Are you trying for your first?

onelifeonechance Mon 21-Oct-13 10:02:41

Sadly there was no need as af showed up right on time yst sad Feeling v blue bout it all as don't understand why I felt so different&so certain when clearly it was nothing all along. Know I'll feel better soon&ready for the fun bit again but at the mo just feel so tired with it all.

Welcome Jenny, fx for you smile Please forgive me wallowing, i'm normally more chipper! These girls are lovely&im v grateful to have them smile

Congrats on your second cousin woodwaj! (think that's right isn't it, if it's your cousin's child?) How are things, are you still dtd or entered the 2ww?

V - love the thought of you looking&laughing at your boobs in the mirror grin

VickyVix Mon 21-Oct-13 10:16:49

Oh onelife I'm so sorry AF got you sad that's rubbish, I was really hoping this would be your month. thanks

On the upside you still have plenty of time to get that pre-Christmas baby made, remember you, woodwaj and me are all getting preggers before Christmas!

I know it will take a few days but you will pick yourself up, besides there must be a November POAS party to organise! And you have your super duper CBFM to get you through it as well. I will pop into the November bus and see how everyone is doing smile

I still feel like a bit of an intruder on the ante-natal threads so I'm still hovering on this side as i'm more comfortable here and i love seeing everyone get their BFPs and all you ladies are so lovely.

Just remember, you will get your BFP smile ........and when you do it will be IMMENSE wink

onelifeonechance Mon 21-Oct-13 10:31:52

Thanks Vix, mwah xx

Jennyallan86 Mon 21-Oct-13 11:05:49

Thanks girlies, is will try that November bus also.
Yes just invested in 50 OPKs so hopefull will make it easier!
Yes I'm trying for my first, its exciting but also stressful! And I also would love to be over pregnant for Christmas.
Oh don't apolagise onelife, it takes over and becomes an obsession.
Fingers crossed for us xx

woodwaj Mon 21-Oct-13 18:53:39

Really sorry about AF onelife have some chocolate then chin up and carry on again!!

Yes it is my 2nd cousin, He has been named today! Benjamin They are well but in hospital again tonight. I want to see him!!

I read your post and figured it out and my 2ww starts today! I wouldn't have even looked if you hadn't have mentioned it as im not normally able to follow my cycle with no AF. So really it should be 4th Nov AF is due, I prob wont test unless its late or I feel I am!! Still DTD though as I cant exactly be sure I have ov'd

I know what you mean Vicky, I occasionally grace the infertility group now, but this group is much more active and friendly. Hopefully we can all move over to ante natal together!!

Hi Jenny welcome to the mad house, Good luck with the OPKs. POAS becomes super addictive!!!

VickyVix Mon 21-Oct-13 19:19:01

Ah welcome to the world Benjamin that's a lovely name! Thanks for keeping us updated smile

Good luck on the 2ww woodwaj I have my fingers crossed for you that this is your month and will be checking in to see how you 're getting on. Really hope it doesn't drag too much for you.

I managed to find a successful way not to drink, I just accepted the drinks but then glass swapped with DH who helped me out, pretty sure nobody noticed.....but DH got so drunk because he was downing stuff so quickly and had twice as much as everyone else!! May need a re-think hmm

Oh and still have Dolly Parton boobs!

woodwaj Mon 21-Oct-13 22:14:15

I'm hoping he can come home tomorrow and then I can visit at the end of the week! There's no way I can get past grandparents to see him at the moment!

Thanks, ill keep you posted. Im not too confident as I think I ovulated a lot earlier than I expected but I have my fingers crossed anyway.

Haha, I bet DH didn't mind at the time but I bet he wasn't a fan of you in the morning! I suppose you could go with usual antibiotics excuse but that might be a bit obvious!

woodwaj Wed 23-Oct-13 21:39:55

How are we all doing? Everyone seems to be in limbo at the moment

AF still around Onelife?

How are you finding the OPKs Jenny

Still just big boobs for you Vicky? When is morning sickness supposed to kick in? I bet you cant wait wink

onelifeonechance Thu 24-Oct-13 07:20:03

Morning all smile

AF has finally left the building and she can stay outside i'm locking the door so I've already discussed our sex plan for this month with dh& it's on to the fun stuff! I'm still using my monitor and have ordered a thermometer to give temping a go too, if it doesn't work this month I've got nothing else to buy!

Hope you're doing ok woodwaj, have you seen B yet? Give him a squeeze for me! smile

V - ha! Keep thinking of you&your mahoosive bazookas grin that doesn't make me sound weird at all Hope you're feeling ok.

Good luck with opk's Jenny, I've found them really useful

woodwaj Thu 24-Oct-13 16:56:52

I haven't seen him yet!! They only got out of hospital yesterday! im going to go Saturday so they have time to settle in.

Glad AF has gone!! Defo keep that door locked!!

I met the beast from the chase today, im 5'2 so that was fun!!

VickyVix Thu 24-Oct-13 17:14:44

Afternoon ladies smile

Yep still big boobs going on over here! DH is loving it, I look like I have been inflated! Otherwise good, very tired and a little queasy. I think MS can occur any time between 6 and 12 weeks, so am hoping I don't get it bad. Queasiness I can cope with - I basically feel hungover!

Good luck with the fun stuff onelife I've never temped but that plus the super duper all singing all dancing CBFM should give you a great chance of making that pre Christmas sprout smile

woodwaj how are you getting on? Your in your 2ww aren't you? Bet your looking forward to seeing little Benjamin, give him a wee hug from me, I bet he's adorable.

jenny good luck with the OPKs they should help you get your cycle figured out so you can 'focus' around the right time.

I have first GP appointment in the morning, I doubt they will do a lot but I get to actually tell a real life person I am preggo - it will be a novelty!

VickyVix Thu 24-Oct-13 17:18:04

Arrgghh to incorrect uses of your - I apologise (this is one of my absolute let hates)!! Of course I mean't you're and not your ......rant over

VickyVix Thu 24-Oct-13 17:19:46

Oh good lord - and a to instead of a two ...Anna's a let instead of a pet! Can I blame this on baby brain??! Sorry, I have clearly outed my overly OCD ways now .........and my fat fingers, stupid iPhone smile

VickyVix Thu 24-Oct-13 17:24:07

Anna's????? No. I am giving up

onelifeonechance Thu 24-Oct-13 18:17:35

Ha, V, stop, you're making new laugh too much and I need a wee and i'm nowhere near a loo!!! grin

woodwaj Thu 24-Oct-13 20:09:51

Haha!! Id blame predictive text not baby brain!! Yeah im in my two week wait I should be due on 4th November trying not to think about it too much though! Good luck at the docs tomorrow although im sure its boring like you said!!

Jennyallan86 Fri 25-Oct-13 14:44:16

Hey girls, I'm getting on ok, I've tried the opk and so far they're negative, although I've got ovuline app n it's saying I'm fertile now confused
So weve dtd every day this week, lucky him!
Aww congratulations on the birth of Benjamin woodwaj. And good luck for you this month, try keep +
Good luck with the fun stuff and the new temp kit onelife! Heard they work!
V- my friend is 14 weeks and that's exactly how she felt, hungover. Hoe you don't get full ms!

Xx

woodwaj Fri 25-Oct-13 18:27:25

I am symptom spotting now which I totally blame onelife for!! So far I have been peeing a lot (however I have drank a fair few hot drinks which I don't normally do) and secondly I felt queezy the other morning (although I think this was more from disgusting brew!) I think it would be too early for either though.

That's weird about the opks and the app. Its good that you are covering both options with lots of dtd but I would probably lean towards opks being more accurate?

onelifeonechance Sat 26-Oct-13 21:30:49

Oh woodwaj sorry, guilty as charged, know it's all my fault for pointing out the 2ww!!! grin All I can say with symptoms though is I know NOTHING! I've had everything and nothing so just trying not to read into anything, that's my new philosophy yeah right, lets see how long this lasts! Exciting though, whats your plan, are you testing or waiting for af??

My thermometer only arrived today (im cd7) so not sure if it's too late for this month but going to give it a go a anyway, may aswell, i'm already poas left right and centre so another stick in my mouth won't hurt!!

How did your GP appt go V?

woodwaj Sat 26-Oct-13 23:06:01

I think you can start temping at any time as long as you do it first thing in the morning and around the same time.

Im just going to wait for AF its like you said how many symptoms do you think are real but then not. Ill test if I am late.

Here's a funny thing I heard today. .I was round at my friends and she has a male cat, her sister has its sister...and the female cat only has Polycystic ovaries!!! My friend doesnt know about my pcos or ttc but I just found it funny!!! I wonder if the cat has been through any 2ww or symptom spotting!!!

SaraRB123 Sun 27-Oct-13 21:48:13

Hi everyone, Im also new! In fact, very new - came off the pill 2 days ago ha! Anyone have any advice? Heard some horror stories about it taking years after being on the pill - I really hope thats not the case for us - I'm not expecting it to happen straight away though. Looking to make some friends here to talk to as I begin TTC#1! XX

broodysnoopstie Sun 27-Oct-13 22:28:17

Hello everyone I've read through all 13 of your pages and you all seem so lovely and friendly I'd love to join. I'm 27 been ttc since June... cycle ranges between 30-33 days since coming off the pill but this month AF was 6 days late I was so disappointed as I was secretly convinced it was our month...even though all 3(!) tests gave me BFN.. so stupid but thought I had all the symptoms!

Anyway I've ordered my first batch of OPKs and this month going to start trying to check my days as I've just been using an app before now. Reading through all the posts I was so excited to see your BFP Vicky it's given me so much hope so thank you and fingers crossed for you all!

broodysnoopstie Sun 27-Oct-13 22:28:46

Hello everyone I've read through all 13 of your pages and you all seem so lovely and friendly I'd love to join. I'm 27 been ttc since June... cycle ranges between 30-33 days since coming off the pill but this month AF was 6 days late I was so disappointed as I was secretly convinced it was our month...even though all 3(!) tests gave me BFN.. so stupid but thought I had all the symptoms!

Anyway I've ordered my first batch of OPKs and this month going to start trying to check my days as I've just been using an app before now. Reading through all the posts I was so excited to see your BFP Vicky it's given me so much hope so thank you and fingers crossed for you all!

SaraRB123 Sun 27-Oct-13 22:33:33

Hi broodysnoopstie, nice to meet you! I'm almost 27, first time ttc. Very excited but very nervous!! I only stopped taking my pill on Friday, and already have achy bloated feeling in lower ab, sore boobs etc, could this be my withdrWal bleed from the pill so soon? I thought it would take a few weeks xx

broodysnoopstie Sun 27-Oct-13 22:39:22

Sorry for the double post don't know how I managed that, blush Hi Sara when I came off it was about 2 weeks later I got my first bleed.. Could just be your body getting used to change in hormones. I'm sure the other ladies might have an idea. Nice to meet you wave

SaraRB123 Sun 27-Oct-13 23:02:23

I hope it's a good sign that my body is going to respond quickly and get back into shape lol! Have you used any ovulation testing strips or any apps to track it? X

onelifeonechance Mon 28-Oct-13 07:46:16

Morning&a big welcome to Sara&Broody smile Not sure I've got any words of wisdom but I wish you both lots of luck and will happily chat away to pass the time whilst you're waiting for your BFPs! grin

Woodwaj - a cat with pcos?? Seriously?! That is hilarious (not for the poor cat obviously) How on earth did they find out about that? Didn't know they had fertility clinics for cats, lol smile And def think your plan of testing when late is the best idea

VickyVix Mon 28-Oct-13 09:19:00

Morning ladies smile

Welcome to sara and broody best of luck to you both. i had my first bleed after coming off the pill about 4 weeks later but I think it can vary quite a lot.

How's the temping going onelife?

My GP appointment went well thanks, she was lovely and did a good job of sounding interested! I have chosen hospital (you have to do that so early!) and should get scan dates soon. GP thinks I'm just over 7 weeks at the moment because they don't take account of longer cycles, but at least it should get me a scan quicker smile

Fingers crossed tightly for you woodwaj - the cat with PCOS made me laugh grin

broodysnoopstie Mon 28-Oct-13 10:56:46

Sara this cycle will be first with opks before we've just dtd when I thought I might be ovulating. I have an app called my days it's quite good!

Thanks for the welcome One life and Vicky!

grin

SaraRB123 Mon 28-Oct-13 16:50:13

Hi onelife! Thank you for the welcome! x

Hi VickyVix, so pleased for you on your BFP!! Although, I'm very envious :-) Do you mind me asking how long you have been off the pill? xx

At the risk of sounding stupid, what are opks? I have figured out BFP but still stuck with others!! Sorry :-/ xx

VickyVix Mon 28-Oct-13 16:56:21

Hi Sara

I came off the pill at the end of July, had my normal end of pack bleed at 2nd Aug and the first AF 5th Sept, and then BFP 14th October smile

OPKs are Ovulation Predictor Kits. You can get them in boots and places, you POAS and it tells you when your most fertile time is. I am a big fan of them as they seem to have done the trick for me.

Don't worry it took me a long time to get to grips with all the acronyms!

SaraRB123 Mon 28-Oct-13 17:05:18

VickyVix - I have just had a look online at some OPKs, and are 10miu or 20miu better? xx

woodwaj Mon 28-Oct-13 21:48:39

Hi Sara Hi Broody

Welcome to the mad house! I cant believe you read all 13 pages and still thought we were sane!!

I also think OPKs can be really helpful, but i'm not sure if 10miu or 20 is better, I have a feeling 10 is better because It detects the hormones at a lower level but don't quote me on that.

Fab news on the docs appointment Vicky let us know when your scan is, Will you eventually find out the sex or will you go for a surprise?

As for the cat with PCOS apparently it was sort of just staying looking like a kitten and the vet diagnosed it! Wish I didn't bloody grow. I am defo ballooning!! I suppose I should just be grateful I don't have a beard or something cake

Anyway that's 1 week of my 2ww done, time doesn't half go slow!!

SaraRB123 Mon 28-Oct-13 22:00:30

Woodwaj- I will fit quite well here if you're not quite 'sane'!! 2ww - is that the wait between ov and the time to test?! I'm a newbie, confused x

woodwaj Mon 28-Oct-13 22:02:44

It is yes, Two week wait!! I think we were all sane before TTC!!

Have you started taking any pregnancy vitamins yet?

SaraRB123 Mon 28-Oct-13 22:05:42

Yes, I went to see the doctor before coming off the pill, who advised folic acid so I'm taking seven seas 'trying for a baby' with folic acid, iron and vitamin d. Do you think there's anything else I should take or should be doing? X

woodwaj Mon 28-Oct-13 22:29:14

Nope. I started on seven seas but after a few months I realised I was getting headaches from them! After looking on here its not that uncommon! Im just taking folic acid now and nothing else. Plus its 65p so much cheaper. I also tried morrisons own brand which were good but massive tablets and sanatogen!!

I was trying to post a YouTube video on here but can't copy and paste it for some reason. If you get 5 mins search jimmy kimmel halloween candy!

SaraRB123 Mon 28-Oct-13 22:32:39

Ha will have a look on the computer, the app jeeps freezing on my phone don't know why. Wonder if there's any difference then in successful bfp's depending on what you take? Xx

woodwaj Tue 29-Oct-13 07:27:25

I think as long as your taking folic acid its ok. The others are just a bonus!

broodysnoopstie Tue 29-Oct-13 11:21:03

Morning, I didn't say you sounded sane I said you sounded lovely, and with my excitement obsession I would fit in! Eek I haven't started taking vitamins yet.. I will get on that! I'm on CD 6 going to do my first OPK on CD 11.. Waiting waiting waiting! SARA there is a list of acronyms at the top of the page that helped me smile x

woodwaj Tue 29-Oct-13 13:41:46

I forget to take my vitamins all the time!! I try not to worry about it as there are loads of woman who get pregnant by accident and they are ok!

VickyVix Tue 29-Oct-13 20:15:34

Loving those videos woodwaj

Re the different strength of OPKs I am afraid I have no idea. I used the clearblue digi ones with the smiley face but I don't know whether they are 10 or 20, sorry!

For vitamins I took pregnacare conception which were fine, but I will give you a heads up that they make your pee go bright yellow! Like luminous yellow grin

One week down one to go woodwaj fingers crossed for you.

I was thinking about whether I would find out the sex. I have always been in the camp that would never consider it, nature gives you what you're supposed to have etc. BUT I'm not so sure anymore, part of would just live to know.

What about you guys? Would you find out?

VickyVix Tue 29-Oct-13 20:16:47

Fat fingers again ^ part of me would just love to know

SaraRB123 Tue 29-Oct-13 21:05:18

Vicky I would probably be too impatient and excited not to find out - I've always said I wouldn't but I reckon I would cave xx

Jennyallan86 Tue 29-Oct-13 21:36:07

Hey girls,
Loving how positive we all right now Yey!
I'm in my 2ww now too! And it's all I can think of! Trying not to confused symptom spotting and everything!
I've taken Asda and Aldi frolic acid, and I haven't had and side affects so id recommend them too.
I'd be so tempted to find out the sex too but gives you something to push for if you don't!
X

woodwaj Tue 29-Oct-13 21:45:01

I defo would find out the sex, no doubt about it. Like you said, you either get one or the other. Im not a very patient person as it is and I need to be ultra organised!! haha!

I think this last weeks wait will be worse as work is horrible at the moment and im just wanting the weekend to arrive! Swamped!!

onelifeonechance Wed 30-Oct-13 07:33:27

Bonjour smile

Personally I wouldn't find out the sex. Know id be dying to find out but think it just adds to the excitement of it all!! Plus I knew someone where they got it wrong, it's rare I know, but it was really horrible because she felt she had 'lost' a little boy when he'd never been there all along sad But that isn't my main reason, it's just cos I like the build up to things. I see it like Christmas, all the waiting for the pressies&seeing them under the tree wondering what they are is the fun part! grin What are your dh's thoughts on it all?

Good luck to the 2wwaiters, you'll get there, keeping busy is the key else it drags. And really try not to symptom spot but that's easy said hardest done! I'm in the fun dtd bit so not counting the days yet.......

broodysnoopstie Wed 30-Oct-13 10:06:17

Excellent to hear woodwaj as I've never been good at remembering to take pills!

Haha Luminous yellow! That'll be interesting with my OPK!

vicky as much as I would love to wait for the surprise I just know I couldnt wait! It would drive me crazy not being able to get fully sorted..

Good luck for your 2ww Jenny and Not long now Wood Eeeek when will you be testing sorry work is horrible at least if you're swamped days will go quick??

VickyVix Wed 30-Oct-13 13:48:18

Well onelife you will be very disappointed in me but at Christmas I am one of those people that sneaks down in the middle of the night to carefully peel back the Sellotape and see what the pressies are before sealing them back up again ready for the morning!!!! hangs head in shame blush

I also read the menus at restaurants online and pick what i'm having before i even get there!

I just cannot cope with not knowing things and I quite like the excitement of looking forward to something particular I know that's pretty odd but I'm a bit OCD with stuff like that - I just have to know.

So the chances of me not finding out are pretty slim! DH has mixed thoughts on it, part of him likes the traditional wait and see wht you get, but I think he's very curious about what is in there! The other day he was asking what I thought it was and whether I would want to find out.

I totally agree, the trick to the 2ww is to just busy yourself with other stuff - a lot easier said than done though!

woodwaj Wed 30-Oct-13 22:56:43

Haha I love that you sneak a peak!! (The foil type wrapping paper is easier to reseal!!)

this thread has just reminded me to take my folic acid!!! I think im just going to test if I am late on. Im due monday if my tablets have worked but its all guess work. I have no signs at all but still got my fingers crossed

Yep the week is flying by!! I was naughty and went shopping this evening and bought a kitchen aid! I dont care though I love it!! (The song is stuck in my head now) Ive also carved a pumpkin!!

onelifeonechance Thu 31-Oct-13 07:25:33

V!! I am truly shocked you could do such a thing as sneak a peak at Christmas pressies!!! Genuinely! Tut tut smile wags finger... But can clearly see in that case that you are so going to find out the sex and now i'm dead excited too and want to know, how long have we i mean you got to wait?!
Am I really the only one who would wait?

Excellent pumpkin carving news W, happy Halloween thlsmile Hope it helped you chill after horrid work.

How's everyone doing? I'm still busy dtd&&praying to the fertility fairy grin

onelifeonechance Thu 31-Oct-13 07:28:27

PS W - Yeay about the kitchen aid, now all you need is a brood of kiddies to bake for smile hint hint fertility fairy....

Jennyallan86 Thu 31-Oct-13 09:05:33

Im praying for the fertility fairy too!
If I've got my dates right I've got 10 days left of 2ww! But still dtd every other day to make sure.

I've got a lot of cramping but again think I'm symptom spottingshock
Everyone tells me you just know!

Woop for kitchen aid, I would sooo love one. Fingers crossed for Monday for you!

broodysnoopstie Thu 31-Oct-13 10:02:49

Morning!

Fingers crossed for Monday then! W A kitchen aid what a treat!! I'd love one!

Yes I agree how long do we you have to wait to find out V??

I'm doing ok waiting for the weekend when it's time to start OPKS and waiting for my smiley faces!

Jenny good luck with your 10 days!

Happy Halloween all!

VickyVix Thu 31-Oct-13 17:55:49

Happy Halloween all! I am currently working my way through the treats I bought in case any little kiddies come trick or testing tonight, let's hope we don't get many cos they will be disappointed!!

Good work on the pumpkin wood thlgrin

Well I think you can find out baby's sex at round 16 weeks so we've got a while to wait yet........will let you know though (all being well and all that).

Fingers, legs and eyes crossed for you wood hope the next few days pass by speedily and AF stays away.

Also hoping the fertility fairy treats you all well this month - I have informed her we are ALL going to be prefers by Christmas smile

I'm on a new 2ww now, first midwife appointment is 2 weeks tomorrow so the wait begins.

Oh and wood you're totally right, the foil paper is easier to re-wrap after peeking and magic tape is so much easier to unpeel than Sellotape!

VickyVix Thu 31-Oct-13 17:58:11

Ha ha trick or testing......I clearly have testing on the brain!! If only they were coming round for OPKs or HPTs I would have loads of stuff to hand out, but chocolate, nope, afraid I've eaten most of that blush

VickyVix Thu 31-Oct-13 17:59:19

Argh prefers = preggers

woodwaj Thu 31-Oct-13 22:46:28

Haha its not your day Vick

Happy Halloween to all we had 2 trick or treaters!! must try harder next year kids! So we have loads of sweets left! Got a lovely pic of baby Ben today in a skeleton baby grow I bought him!

Ive had a few AF types cramps this evening only very slight though, if its coming id rather it be sooner rather than later. OH has booked flights to see his parents next month in Spain and I have no holidays left and its right around the time of predicted Ov!

Jenny this is going to be the slowest 10 days ever!!

I take it you have gone for the clearblue ones broody? I think its the best choice even if its expensive!

Have a look around the shopsonelife I think you might change your mind once you see how pants the neutral baby things are!!

Looking forward to the weekend, we might go and see Thor 2, anyone else got plans?

onelifeonechance Fri 01-Nov-13 07:48:55

Nope - I am certain I won't change my mind, although I'd be itching to know!!!

We had NO trick or testers (ha!V) oh well, suppose I'll just have to eat all these sweets myself then!

We've got friends coming for the weekend, can't wait, they're bringing their little one. i'm off today to do the cleaning and get out my kenwood kmix poor relation to the kitchen aid but I love it!! Hope you all have fun smile

W - keeping fingers crossed for you, last few days before af are usually the hardest, def keep busy, maybe you could live at the cinema and watch everything that's out?! smile

broodysnoopstie Fri 01-Nov-13 09:06:49

Hello all

No trick or treaters for me but I live in a flat with a building that has a buzzer/intercom entry and so I suppose they don't bother.

I'll be at work on Saturday and then OH is playing golf on Sunday my only day off so I think I'll lounge on the sofa

I've got cheapy Amazon ones and 20 clear blue... cheapy ones for first couple of days when I think I'm unlikely to get a smiley face and then CB for when I'm predicted to be ovulating... In an effort not to get obsessed and use all 20 at once as they are expensive.... I've just seen though that OH's friends are supposed to be staying over my predicted ovulation days... I'm guessing it's not generally acceptable to revoke an invitation to stay in our spare room because we are ttc and want to dtd??!! confused confused

like you say hope if AF is on the way she doesn't delay so you know where you are still got my fingers crossed though w

Thor 2 looks good enjoy!

smile smile

Vickyvix Fri 01-Nov-13 12:27:47

wood I know what you mean, if it is AF she should just get on with it - BUT I am very much hoping it is not AF and that she is far far away and not planning on visiting any time soon!

Good plan with the OPKs broody sounds like you've got it covered. Hopefully you can still DTD (quietly) even if you have people staying!

Latest news from over this way is that I saw my bean's teeny little heartbeat today, so lovely to see, made it all feel so real - and of course like the nutjob I am I had a little cry - so I just need to look after it now and hope it's comfy in there

broodysnoopstie Fri 01-Nov-13 13:46:09

eeeeeek grin grin grin Vicky that is so so so exciting!! I would of cried too! I'm so happy for you I'm sure your bean is warm and cosy and loving life with you.

onelifeonechance Sat 02-Nov-13 07:31:40

Aw V how lovely! smile I would def cry too (almost crying now for you, i'm hopeless!!) Was that a dating scan then? How v special, enjoy looking after your little one smile