AF/BFP due next Tues 10th/Wed 11th....wanna wait with me?!

(113 Posts)
angelgabe Sat 07-Dec-13 10:30:42

Month 7 of TTC and keeping my fingers crossed we'll get a wonderful Christmas present!

Loveyouthree Sat 07-Dec-13 14:54:18

Hey angelgabe! Had to reply because I'm at exactly the same stage as you smile

Well, I think I am... Always had textbook 28 day cycles until I had children, now after breastfeeding/coming off the pill in summer I've had cycles between 25 and 31 days (averages out at 28 days, which would make me due tues 10th).

When are you planning on testing? Or will you just wait for AF to rear her ugly head?

We didn't really "try" this month; just once on the last day of ewcm and once the morning after, so not holding out much hope sad

I'm with you. Cycle 3 of ttc #2. I've already tested as im so impatient and got bfn sad but am trying to convince myself it's still possible. When are you going to poas?

Poas again this morning. Bfp grin

I hope yours are as successful x

Loveyouthree Sun 08-Dec-13 13:14:03

Omg!! Congratulations ATruth(normal to be excited for someone I've never met?!) that's amazing smile

When was AF due? And which test did you use?

I'm meant to be poas on Tuesday, but I want to force myself to wait until the Friday (as if!).

Af due tues. Used an first response and a cheapie from home bargains. The fr is slightly clearer but there's a (faint) obvious line on both. Are you due on tues? I wouldn't be able to wait!

KitKat1985 Sun 08-Dec-13 15:30:44

Congrats ATruth! How exciting! xx grin

I'd like to wait with you angelgabe and loveyouthree if that's okay? I'm on CD32 (first month off pill, so may well just be a long cycle whilst hormones settle down). Got BFN yesterday but no sign yet of AF either (usually get really bloated and cracking headache the day before, and that's not happened as yet). Going to test again on Tuesday if no arrival of AF. Going a bit mad now.... hmm

Loveyouthree Sun 08-Dec-13 15:54:41

ATruth - congrats again! I think AF is due on Tuesday, yes. Although with DP working away we haven't really dtd much this cycle, so I really do think a BFP would show up by tues, if that makes sense.

Kitkat - please do join! Wish you the best of luck - I've also had a serious lack of my usual pms symptoms (spots that are impossible to hide and bursting into tears in the co op, to name a few from last month) but for some reason, I don't have a good feeling about this month sad also, don't want to get your hopes up BUT with dd1, I stopped the (combined) pill at the end of July, had withdrawal bleed and was pregnant by 10th August! It can happen quickly!

KitKat1985 Sun 08-Dec-13 16:47:52

Blimey, that was quick! I think your lack of PMS symptoms this time around sounds a good sign though. Is there a reason you don't feel hopeful? Or are you just trying not to get your hopes up? x

Loveyouthree Sun 08-Dec-13 19:18:33

I know- I'd only got together with my now fiancé on July 27th blush don't regret any of it though smile

Thank you.. Can't believe we're prob testing on the same day! Are you going to do it first thing? It's frustrating waiting for a period isn't it. I didn't have any for months while breastfeeding.

Suppose I'm trying not to get hopes up, but we only really dtd a couple of times, and only because I saw EWCM on cd12-13 and thought I was maybe ovulating.

Aargh I wish you could test straight after sex! smile

KitKat1985 Sun 08-Dec-13 20:35:10

Yes, that would be so much less frustrating! Will probably test first thing Tuesday morning with fmu. The next day and a half is going to drag! But yes, also trying not to get hopes up. I know realistically period is just taking it's time as I've just come off the pill, and it's unlikely I'm pregnant this month, but I can't help hoping! grin Wishing you good luck for Tuesday! x

Wishing you all a good luck smile thanks

mummybare Sun 08-Dec-13 21:19:34

I am totally rubbish at knowing when my period is due, when the last one was and all that useful information, under the circumstances stuff. I can barely remember what I had for breakfast. But we dtd at around the right time this month and I sort of feel a bit, well, pregnant, I suppose, so I would love to wait with you ladies if that would be alright?

We have one DD, 19mo, already and would really love a bfp for Christmas. Not sure when to test, but will try and hang on until the end of the week.

Fingers crossed for all of us!

mummybare - I was like that before, but got the MyDays app on my phone and now track it much better!

mummybare Sun 08-Dec-13 21:53:12

Thanks, ATruth - obviously I hope its services won't be required, but I will definitely be looking that up if it doesn't work out this month. I've been wracking my brain to retrace my steps over the last month or so, but it's all a bit hazy (not that my cycle has ever been 28 days anyway, but that's another story). I have just sort of arbitrarily told myself to wait a week to try and avoid a false bfn, but not sure I'll be able to wait that long, tbh.

No, hopefully you won't need it grin

KitKat1985 Mon 09-Dec-13 09:16:46

Yeah, of course you are welcome to wait with us mummybare. grin When do you think you will test? Oh and thanks to ATrust for the good luck wishes. Wishing you back a healthy and happy pregnancy! x

angelgabe Mon 09-Dec-13 09:26:48

OMG ATruth...fantastic news! No AF arrived for me...due to test tomorrow...aargh!
I can't test earlier as have done that before and it was so disappointing. Temp still up today and it normally drops day before my AF arrives! I might wait until Wednesday to nervous I wo'nt be that I think i'd rather put off testing and daydream that I a pregnant! Ridiculous i know but don't want the disappointment. Loveyouthree are you testing tomorrow??! Kitkat you're cd32?! Wow i've got fingers and toes crossed for you. My GP said I could get pregnant really quickly after coming off pill so you never know.
Good luck ladies!!! Too nerve-wracking!!!!

mummybare Mon 09-Dec-13 10:10:37

Thanks KitKat - it's good to know there are others in the same boat! I haven't even said anything to DH yet as I'd love to surprise him with a bfp.

Had a bit of a flashback that I was on my period at a funeral I went to on 13 Nov so I think I might test on Weds. Will buy 2 though as it might be a bit early. I think I need to do it though, because I'm going to totally convince myself otherwise and it'll be a massive disappointment if it's a bfn.

Eeeek! Best of luck for those testing tomorrow - I'll have everything crossed for you.

angelgabe Mon 09-Dec-13 10:59:43

Mummybare i might wait until Wednesday with you!!

Loveyouthree Mon 09-Dec-13 11:31:47

Caved this morning and got a bfn sad


mummybare Mon 09-Dec-13 12:31:33

Aww very sorry to hear that Loveyou.

At least if you're not pg over Christmas you can have lots of lovely smelly cheese and pate and have some drinks at New Year. <silver lining>

Still, it is disappointing, I know.

Loveyouthree Mon 09-Dec-13 13:43:33

I know, I know - I'm most definitely going to drink and eat everything!

Going to test again on thurs if still no AF, but I think I'm 90% not pregnant...

angelgabe Mon 09-Dec-13 15:58:40

Sorry to hear that Loveyouthree....that is disappointing. I think that's why i'm putting it off as just sure I won't be but while I still don't know for sure I can dream! It's not over until the witch arrives so don't panic just yet!

Sorry loveyouthree sad but how many dpo are you? I got a bfn before my bfp.

Loveyouthree Mon 09-Dec-13 16:45:31

Angelgabe - that's true I guess, I've just got a hunch now. Thanks though smile

A truth - I think I'm about 13pdo, but could even be 14dpo sad I used a wilkinsons test which I've never used before, always used superdrug tests when I got my previous bfps so just went out and bought four blush don't know why we do it, I'll probably come on later and it'll have been a waste of £8! What was your situation? When did you get bfn/BFP? smile

Loveyouthree Mon 09-Dec-13 16:56:41

Bfn on superdrug test sad

I've never done two tests in one day before!! This test was double the sensitivity of the wilkos one and still negative. Argh. Guess I'm not then..

Well, Ive got three left so will prob do one in the morning, just to torture myself further!

KitKat1985 Mon 09-Dec-13 22:18:27

Ahh, sorry to hear that loveyouthree. Still, it's not over until AF arrives. Maybe try again in a couple of days? If not have a mulled wine, and look forward to a BFP in the new year. thanks

I'm CD33 today. Test on CD31 was negative, but as no sign of AF will test again tomorrow (CD34). I don't do temping / ovulation testers (would get too obsessed, and feel that as it's only month 1 TTC may as well just try the 'non scientific' way for a while) but did notice a lot of EWCM between days 20-22 so it's possible that's when I've ovulated, so I may not be out yet, as presumably then CD31 would be a bit early to test. Having been symptom spotting like mad the past few days. Hope if it's negative that AF turns up soon before I drive myself crazy.

Good luck to angelgabe and mumybare for Wednesday. smile

mummybare Tue 10-Dec-13 07:28:52

I caved this morning and got a bfn sad

Am gutted, but will test again in a few days if nothing changes.

Good luck for tomorrow, angelgabe - at leat one of us has to be pg, surely!

Loveyouthree Tue 10-Dec-13 10:54:58

That's interesting, KitKat - hope you get a BFP!

I'm not seen af yet, but got another BFn this morning, and I trust superdrug tests. I'll test on thurs and fri I think' but I KNOW I'm not. Ugh.

Mummybare - that's rubbish sad know how you feel. Hope you've managed to cheer up a little.

I'm not sure whether to carry on ttc, or not. DP is keen. I'm just worried how I'll cope, and what people would think (would be no.4).

KitKat1985 Tue 10-Dec-13 11:13:35

That makes it a hatrick then... also got a BFN this morning and am on CD34! And STILL don't feel AF is imminent. I guess AF is just taking her sweet time to re-appear after I've come off the pill. Thankfully it's my day off today so I went back to bed and sulked for a while. Will probably test again in a few days to make sure but am 90% certain it would have shown up in a test by now if I was. I wish AF would just turn up now in which case as at least then I could just make a start on cycle 2 rather than just waiting....

Hope you mummybare and loveyouthree feel a bit better now as well. thanks It's so disappointing isn't it? My plan is to take myself out for lunch to cheer myself up and focus on getting some Christmas stuff done and being all festive!

loveyouthree is there a reason why dp is not keen? Or is he just worried about coping with 4 dc?

angelgabe good luck for tomorrow! As mummybare said surely one of us has to be! grin

KitKat1985 Tue 10-Dec-13 11:17:23

Sorry mis-read that love youthree as 'dp is not keen' when you've actually said 'dp is keen', and you're just worried about managing 4dc. Maybe put things on hold for a month or so whilst you think it through with dp? Hope you end up with a decision that feels right for you both. xx

mummybare Tue 10-Dec-13 11:30:57

Thanks Loveyou - thing is, I don't quite believe it. And I do normally have a long cycle, so there is a chance I jumped the gun a bit. I think I'm going to try my very very best to wait until Saturday morning to test again.

If I'm not, though, my mind is playing massive tricks on me... Which is entirely possible, I suppose. We'll see.

Here's hoping everything looks more positive, so to speak, for us all soon!

Butler4 Tue 10-Dec-13 11:51:54

Hi, AF due for me on Sunday or so my app says. It seems to change every month. Only a day or so in it to be honest. I am trying not to think about it. Said I wouldnt stress this time round as last cycle was different from normal with a brown discharge and had me acting like a crazy lady! (was convinced it was IB)

This time, boobs feel different, more tender than normal. I am just telling myself this time that its AF, dont want to get hopes up or behave like a mad women again! lol!

Still in for a few days!

mummybare Tue 10-Dec-13 12:21:55

Welcome to limbo Butler! The weekend seems such a long way off, doesn't it? It's great to have some moral support though.

Fingers crossed for you!

Butler4 Tue 10-Dec-13 12:35:02

thanks mummybare. Yeah it seems a hundred years away to be honest. Its funny how you tell yourself that you are trying to relax and then as it gets closer to the time and you start to feel different things your head just cant stop thinking about it! Ach well. I am much calmer and realise I have no control over it.

Unless I can find that time travelling machine............hmmm!

Jellybellymoo Tue 10-Dec-13 12:55:23

Hi ladies, good luck to you all I hope you all get your BFP's!! Im currently 10dpo and AF due tomorrow, ive been getting cramps today and yesterday which feel like AF sad took a test today and BFN. Starting to loose hope, hope the evil witch doesn't arrive tomorrow morning. Any of you had these symptoms and still got BFP??

Baby dust to you all xxxx

KitKat1985 Tue 10-Dec-13 13:09:05

Welcome Butler4 and Jellybellymoo. You're definitely not out yet JellyBellyMoo - 10dpo is still pretty early. Maybe try again in a few days if the witch doesn't turn up? And good luck for the weekend Butler4!

I've decided to order a load of internet cheapies - 20 for £3.49 from Amazon! And they are apparently 10miu as well so very sensitive. Then once they arrive I can test every day if I want to without it being so expensive (£5 to poas each time is getting a bit much)! Also I know it sounds strange but think I would find it easier mentally to test every day than force self to wait days to do each test and then end up disappointed after days of waiting to take a test that it's a BFN. But testing everyday at £5 a stick would get a bit much, hence the cheapies!

Jellybellymoo Tue 10-Dec-13 13:15:50

Thanks KitKat1985, I hoping not!! I have brought the poundland ones before as I also hate the wait! Ive decided im not going to test again now until Friday if AF doesn't come as I only have 1 test left, its so hard to stay positive when getting cramps which feel exactly like AF!! Fingers crossed xxxx

mummybare Tue 10-Dec-13 13:28:36

Oh dear, just been on Amazon... grin

I bet they don't arrive till Saturday and/or I come on before they get here. Still, either I'll have them for next month or I'll be pg and won't care!

Incidentally, what does AF stand for? I can guess to what it refers, but can't think what it's actually short for. <newbie> Thanks!

KitKat1985 Tue 10-Dec-13 13:33:37

AF is slang for 'Auntie Flo' mummybare which is a bit of an old-fashioned term for period. smile

My order has apparently already been dispatched! Hoping they may arrive Thursday in which case. smile As you say, worst happens then I'll save them for next month! Feel a bit mad buying 20 tests at once though! Lol! x

Good luck for Friday jellybellymoo!

mummybare Tue 10-Dec-13 13:36:46

Ah, makes sense! Thanks KitKat.

Butler4 Tue 10-Dec-13 14:19:02

thanks kitkat. I am also 10dpo on CD 22 so wee while to wait! ach well just need to suck it up!

mummybare Tue 10-Dec-13 14:29:12

My tests have also been dispatched. Which is a good thing because, as you might be able to tell, I am NOT a patient person! grin

Loveyouthree Tue 10-Dec-13 19:16:10

Aahh good luck everyone!

I still haven't come on.. Want my textbook cycles back sad

If I get a bfn on fri I know that's it - me and DP haven't dtd enough times ( he's been working away).

I'm trying to see it this way: the longer the wait, the better, as the other three will be more and more independent. But, like mummybare, I'm very impatient!

angelgabe Wed 11-Dec-13 08:33:44

This is no good at all ladies....we need some more BFP's! I'm struggling with it this month hence not being on for a couple of days. I'm CD30 and AF was due yesterday but I can feel AF coming. Am going to leave it one more day as I can't face the BFN! Anyone testing tomorrow?!!

Loveyouthree Wed 11-Dec-13 10:29:07

Angel - I'm going to test tomorrow (didn't test today) just for the hell of it! I know it's going to be bfn but oh well, the tests are bought now, and I've kind of made my peace with it. Saying that... I'll prob test on Friday too, if no AF. Today is cd29. Since I came off the pill in the summer cycles have gone like this:

15 (?!)

So god knows!

Gl to everyone else smile

KitKat1985 Wed 11-Dec-13 11:54:10

Well I tested again this morning with a cheapie bought in poundland yesterday whilst buying wrapping paper (classy I know)! Another BFN. Am on CD35 now. Am 99% confident now that I'm not pregnant and AF is just taking her time after having come off the pill. It's been a stressful couple of months which probably isn't helping. Keep getting odd poking sensations / twinges in my abdomen though but I guess it must just be because my hormones are all over the shop. Also I don't remember my period taking so long to come back last time I stopped the pill, but that was about 4-5 years ago now, and wasn't TTC (stopped for medical reasons). See this is the problem. I'm 99% sure I'm not pregnant but because AF hasn't shown up there's this doubt that's driving me crazy. Would be so much less stressful now if AF just showed up and I could focus on cycle 2 instead of keep wondering. At least when our internet cheapies turn up mummybare we can test everyday if we want to (I'm not a patient person either)!

Good luck for tomorrow angelgabe, Jellybellymoo and loveyouthree! And good luck for the weekend butler4! Surely one of us has to be?!?

Loveyouthree Wed 11-Dec-13 12:14:23

KitKat - same here. It's the horrible doubt. Sorry you got a bfn today sad I'm fully expecting one tomorrow, it's quite laughable really! Ah well.

We're getting married on 14.6.14 so I ought to wait after that sad

mummybare Wed 11-Dec-13 12:14:54

Yes - once my cheapie tests arrive, I'll be testing every 5 minutes daily. I WILL be patient till then. Rubbish as I am at keeping track of it, I do know my cycles usually quite long, but irregular, so it seems a good way to go in the absence of AF.

Fingers crossed for more BFPs in the next few days!

Butler4 Wed 11-Dec-13 13:03:49

thanks kitkat, I have my 5 IC coming between friday and monday so I am putting it of until then. argh the wait is killing me!

Also have my works xmas night out on friday so dont want to test so I can have a drink! if you dont know and all that! I am not giving up my life this month like I have previous months, although it has been tough!

Jellybellymoo Wed 11-Dec-13 16:38:38

Hi ladies,

Soo yesterday at 10dpo I tested and got BFN, today at 11dpo and due AF which has been a no-show!! When should I test again?? I'm fed up of getting BFNs but this is the first time I've missed my period so feeling hopeful smile

Haha butler I have the same problem my work Xmas do is on the 17th and if love a drink but should know by then if I am or not! Fingers crossed for u all xxxx

Loveyouthree Wed 11-Dec-13 16:53:26

Jellybelly - test in the morning?? Join us that are smile

KitKat1985 Wed 11-Dec-13 18:32:06

Yeah, I would say tomorrow too, but bear in mind 12dpo would still be pretty early. If you'd rather be more sure maybe wait until the weekend?

Loveyouthree Wed 11-Dec-13 18:41:09

Oh yeh maybe kitkats right actually, I didn't think of it like that. Have you decided jelly?

How's everyone else getting on?

Wish AF would arrive so I know I'm not having weird cycles, if that makes sense. Tomorrow will be cd30 and that's getting a bit long (for me).

Bought myself some drinks for tonight. Resigned to the fact it'll be bfn tomorrow!

mummybare Wed 11-Dec-13 18:50:07

I also have my Christmas do tomorrow night, but going to drive anyway as I'm working Friday and am pretty much useless with a hangover.

Good luck to those testing tomorrow morning. Will join in if my Amazon order shows up.

Loveyouthree Wed 11-Dec-13 19:13:57

Thanks mummybare, good luck for tomorrow, if they turn up at is! Poas at leisurely at at price! I've never been to a Christmas do... Left uni to be a SAHM. A well, I'll live vicariously through you lot wink

Loveyouthree Wed 11-Dec-13 19:14:29

So many typos, sorry guys...

Jellybellymoo Wed 11-Dec-13 20:59:50

It's so weird in getting AF cramps and keep running to the loo expecting AF and nothing. I'm still not convinced I'm pregnant! I think I will test Friday and then I'll know for sure, thank you for all your advice it's been so helpful, I might have to buy some of those cheapy amazon tests smile

Good luck to you all and keep us posted. Xx

Loveyouthree Wed 11-Dec-13 21:12:21

Jelly - I always got AF cramps before my BFPs (been pregnant three times). This time I've got nothing, not even pms symptoms. Frustrating!

Jellybellymoo Wed 11-Dec-13 21:17:56

That's promising news, thank you loveyouthree! Maybe this pregnancy will be different for u? They're not always the same, keep positive hunni smile I know it's hard, I'm struggling, I reckon the witch will arrive any minute!! Xx

angelgabe Wed 11-Dec-13 21:41:01

I was due on yesterday but am still too scared to test! I've started to get mild cramps and am 99% sure my AF is coming...but i'm definitely testing tomorrow morning if it doesn't arrive tonight! reassured to hear your pre BFP cramps Loveyouthree. When I look back on all the months i'm sure i've found a symptom that has made me think "perhaps i'm pregnant" and then she arrives! So thought i'd take a different tack this month. Reverse psychology on her which is ridiculous because if she's coming..she's coming!!
Praying for BFP's for us!!
Loveyouthree and Mummybare looking forward to not being on my own tomorrow when I poas!
Good luck everyone! Butler like you're style....HPT after work party! ha ha

Good luck tomorrow grin

Loveyouthree Thu 12-Dec-13 07:04:16

Bfn... As expected! Tbh I'm looking forward to a drink at christmas now, and august isn't the best time for me to have a baby because I've already got an August child still wishes she was pregnant though

Good luck to everyone else... Maybe instead of having the youngest in the school year we're going to have the oldest!

mummybare Thu 12-Dec-13 08:44:24

Sorry to hear that Loveyou - but as you say, there's always next month and, unless AF shows up, there's still a chance, right?

And don't they say September babies have an academic advantage down the line? I would quite like my DC to be two school years apart rather than three, so would really like it to work out this time, but there's always that silver lining!

Fingers still firmly crossed for us all smile

KitKat1985 Thu 12-Dec-13 08:48:19

Sorry to hear that loveyouthree. Don't give up hope yet though. You're not out until AF turns up. You may just have ovulated late this month?

Anyone else poas yet today? Good luck to all those testing later! x

mummybare Thu 12-Dec-13 12:36:06

Just tested again: BFN sad

It was with a cheapie test, though, so at least I can keep testing obsessively regularly now, to give me some kind of illusion of control grin

Jellybellymoo Thu 12-Dec-13 13:38:11

Sorry to hear that loveyouthree, the witch turned up this morning, I'm utterly gutted sad maybe next month!! Xx

mummybare Thu 12-Dec-13 13:56:24

Oh no Jellybelly sad

So disappointing, but not the worst time of year if you think about it: lots going on, so plenty of distractions and booze everywhere. The festive period will fly by and then you can get down to business without having to make up excuses why you don't want any eggnog every five minutes. Just focus on the genius September baby you're going to make in just a couple of weeks smile

Loveyouthree Thu 12-Dec-13 14:41:41

Sorry guys sad

Mummybare - I know that post was for jellybelly but thanks, it really helped smile

I want AF to come now! DP is working away and keeps asking have you come on yet? He thinks there's still a chance if I haven't, but there's a 0.001% chance, because he works away! Aargh.

Yes, September babies are, in theory, the geniuses. My son is the youngest in his year shock and one cheeky woman I used to work with was charmful enough to ask why on earth I'd got pregnant when I had, as he'd be at a severe disadvantage and have no friends! What?!

Luckily a good friend from school was also an end of August baby, and she got a first in a Law degree at the grand old age of 20!! So pahhh.

Hope someone along with ATruth gets their wish!

mummybare Thu 12-Dec-13 15:42:34

shock Wow, Loveyou, did that woman mean to be so rude??

I'm sure it can make a difference for some kids, but I would have thought, as long as you don't let them become despondent if they're a bit behind at first, it will even out most of the time. It's certainly not enough to put me off anyway. Obviously.

angelgabe Thu 12-Dec-13 16:12:17

So sorry to hear your BFP's mummybare and loveyouthree, i feel terrible for you, the disappointment is a bit overwhelming at times. it has been for me.

It makes it harder for me to say I got a BFP this morning! I'm still in shock. This is baby #1 for us and we have been trying 7 months. I genuinely thought I couldn't be pregnant as I had an ultrasound last week and was told I had a polycistic left ovary, my endometruim lining was too thin to get pregnant and there was no corpus luteum which means I hadn't ovulated. So I am in total shock!!!

I'm sorry not to be sharing the joy with all of you....


Loveyouthree Thu 12-Dec-13 16:52:13


Congratulations angel smile brilliant news!! Xxx

mummybare Thu 12-Dec-13 16:57:14

Oh wow, angel, that's fantastic news! And especially seeing as you thought it wasn't possible - makes it all the more special to get that bfp. So pleased for you smile

KitKat1985 Thu 12-Dec-13 17:41:31

Whoop whoop angelgabe! Don't feel bad about us lot - you've been trying 7 months, and wasn't sure you could be pregnant, so I think you've definitely earnt your bfp! Lol! Massive congrats to you. Wonderful timing as well just before Christmas! Here, have some cake! cake

Sorry to hear about the witch turning up jellybellymoo. I know it sounds like a poor consolation prize but focus on having a properly merry Christmas with lots of mulled wine and pregnancy contraband - like brie and stilton, and having your bfp in the new year!

Sorry to hear about your BFN as well mummybare. But as you say, you're not out yet until AF arrives!

And I can't believe that woman was so rude to you loveyouthree! I think the 'August baby' thing is well over-stated. Yes there may be a small difference at first, as there probably will be a difference between kids just turned five and those nearly six, but I think after a year or two other factors become far more significant. I am near-enough an August baby (born July 30th) and did fine at school and have a masters degree. Yes, not everyone born in August will do well at school, but neither will those born in September, so it's all piffle really I think (love the word piffle)!

TMI ALERT!!! As for me, past two days on about 3 occasions have gone to the toilet and there has been some normal clear / creamy coloured discharge but with a small amount of pink / brown discharge in. Doesn't appear to be AF as wrong colour and no-where near heavy enough (not even really heavy enough to be spotting). What new hormonal torture is this!?! Also mummybare came home from work and found my internet cheapie tests as well. Did one about 5pm-ish (partly because they were there I think!) and another BFN... Now on CD36. Guess I'll just keep waiting for AF to turn up. confused

Congratulations angelbabe!!!! (Tip to everyone else: every ttc thread I've been on has resulted in op getting bfp. Start threads grin)

kitkat - that could be implantation bleeding
Maybe you ov-ed later than you thought?

I'll have two August borns if this one sticks. I'm a teacher and don't usually notice the difference (actually, I do spot the September borns but not usually any other differences) stupid woman!

Jellybellymoo Fri 13-Dec-13 00:20:33

Thanks mummybare and Kitkat, congrats angel babe that's great news!! After 7 months tyc you deserve it!! That woman sounds awful loveyouthree, I hope you told her otherwise!! So rude!!

KitKat1985 Fri 13-Dec-13 06:16:22

Ahh, have worked the discharge out this morning. AF arrived first thing as my Friday the 13th surprise... Just in time for a 14 hour shift.

On the positive side, it's put an end to all my confusion, and (assuming a more regular cycle next month) my fertile days should coincide with the time off me and DH have over Christmas, which will be quite handy. Here's to some guilt-free Christmas drinking! wine

Best of luck to everyone testing today. Will keep checking in and seeing how you are all doing. We need another BFP! grin

mummybare Fri 13-Dec-13 19:27:11

Aww, sorry to hear that KitKat.

I'm not sure whether to test this evening or wait till tomorrow morning.

If I am I feel a bit guilty about the rare steak and glass of wine last night and the brie sandwich at lunch today. In my defence, it was supposed to be medium, it was a small wine that I didn't finish and I only realised what I was doing halfway through the sandwich. But still...

KitKat1985 Fri 13-Dec-13 22:04:29

What did you decide to do in the end mummybare? Test this evening or tomorrow? x

angelgabe Fri 13-Dec-13 23:29:16

KitKat i'm sorry as well. That sounded like implantation bleeding!
Mummbare i'd get the cheese and rare steak in now "while you don't know"!! Hope you get a good result tomorrow....fingers crossed for you.
I have lots of cramping and keep racing to the toilet as I keep thinking my AF is going to arrive still.
I'm thinking of you all and hoping your next cycles will provide BFP's!
Mummybare keep us posted!
Thank you all for your lovely words of congratulations

mummybare Sat 14-Dec-13 07:36:13

Erm, so I tested last night AND this morning and got two bfns.

I still 'feel pregnant', but I'm probably completely delusional getting a bit carried away.

Still, at least my complete cluelessness about my cycle and the lack of AF means there's still a glimmer of hope.

Good luck to all the rest of you still hoping for a bfp!

KitKat1985 Sat 14-Dec-13 12:33:50

I think mummybare that you are still in with a chance since AF hasn't shown up. Maybe you ovulated late?

Just wanted to say congrats again angelgabe. Wishing you a healthy and happy pregnancy! x

Loveyouthree Sat 14-Dec-13 20:22:05

Hey all, still no sign of period! Very confused.

I can't have ovulated when I had a HUGE (sorry if tmi) amount of ewcm, because that was on cd12-13, and I'm now on cd32 (longest cycle for a very long time). Bfn on Friday morning, not even a hint of a line.

I must have ovulated late but DP and I have barely dtd since then so I don't think I'll be having an August baby.

Is everyone ok? Any updates?

Sorry to hear you got AF, KitKat, but I'm glad you're not in limbo anymore smile

KitKat1985 Sat 14-Dec-13 21:44:19

Oooh, maybe test again tomorrow loveyouthree?

Loveyouthree Sat 14-Dec-13 22:24:32

I've run out of tests blush

And also run out of hope, ha, so probably will just leave it for at least a week now. Frustrating!

mummybare Mon 16-Dec-13 19:48:16

Aww, don't run out of hope, Loveyou!

Have been trying to distract myself the past few days, then I realised this morning I've made a bit of a balls-up. That funeral last month where I was on my period, that I thought was on the 13th, was in fact on the 20th. So it has been too early to test, which is great news and I think it's still possible that I'm pg - yay! - but I 'm so annoyed with myself for being so silly and causing myself so much stress!

Will retest in a couple of days.

Loveyouthree Mon 16-Dec-13 21:33:29

Mummybare - yay! Still hope! Please keep us updated.

As for me... Can anyone advise?!

Finally yesterday evening (cd33), I had some light pink when I wiped. I thought FINALLY, AF is here, and I can start over again. I have quite heavy periods so expected today to be the lovely full flow gush of bright red blood ( tmi, I know!).

However... It was a little bit pink. And then very dark brown (put a pad in to check, there hasn't been much though). What the...?! I want to think implantation bleeding... But why would it come now? I don't get it confused

When do you think you'll test, mummybare?

mummybare Tue 17-Dec-13 21:45:38

Is it possible you ov'd really late Loveyou? As someone who's always had a long/irregular cycle, it seems likely to me. And if so, would the timing have been right to make a bfp a possibility? (Can you tell I've been having the same thought process over the past week or so? grin)

I think I'm going to test again tomorrow morning, which, according to my revised calculations (ahem…) will be CD29, which may or may not be a bit early, but I think I'd rather get a bfn than spend the whole day wondering!

Keep me posted Loveyou. Any further developments since your last post? I've still got my fingers crossed for us both!

mummybare Wed 18-Dec-13 07:50:15

Bfn. Although for a minute or two I did think I could see a very very VERY faint line. But actually I think I was hallucinating.

I will test again tomorrow because I enjoy torturing myself .

MyCrazyLife Wed 18-Dec-13 10:15:16

Argh not sure about timing! Still suffering the weirdest period ever though. It's just a little bit of dark brown each day, sometimes with a bit of pink when I wipe. Haven't even needed a tampon. And normally I need super plus extra ones blush

I know it's weird but I want a normal period!! This pathetic attempt at one is making me want to test in a week or so, which is crazy cos I know it'll be bfn sad

I've also started taking the pill now sad really dont want to, but I think it's for the best.

mummybare sad really hope it WAS a faint line. So close to Christmas too!

MyCrazyLife Wed 18-Dec-13 10:18:35

Ps love you three here blush

mummybare Thu 19-Dec-13 08:32:12

I had the same thing again! It wasn't enough of a 'line' to even be sure it was there... Aaarrgghh! Will test again tomorrow and may even break out the second Superdrug test.

Any news from your end Loveyou?

MyCrazyLife Thu 19-Dec-13 10:33:18

Omg. So maybe?!?! I trust superdrug tests implicitly grin

As for me... I ordered some amazon cheapies. Slight waste of money, but only £2 ish. So what the hell.

My weird "period" seems to have ended... So that was Sunday evening to Wednesday of slight brown/pink bleeding. Well, spotting. Will test when the cheapies get here then every day after that

I've bought LOADS of alcohol for Christmas though, damn it!

mummybare Thu 19-Dec-13 11:40:07

So we're both firmly in limbo then!

I'm so glad I got those cheapies - I'd be tying myself in knots otherwise. Ok, I am anyway, but you know what I mean! It does help being able to test obsessively regularly.

Here's hoping both our Christmas wishes come true
(sorry, that should have come with some sort of cheesiness alert!) Good luck smile

MyCrazyLife Thu 19-Dec-13 12:04:55

Yep limbo indeed - although I'm luckily past the tying myself in knots stage, cos I really don't think it's possible now. Although, I don't think I've ever had a period like that before!

How long did your tests take to arrive? We've probably ordered the same ones...

Haha the cheesiness was cute smile good luck to you too smile

mummybare Thu 19-Dec-13 13:42:09

It was quite quick - a couple of days I think.

In my defence (cliche-wise), we've got Christmas songs on a loop round here and 19mo DD is running around like a lunatic saying things like 'ho ho ho!' and 'bauble!' and giggling to herself. It's made me go a bit misty eyed.

MyCrazyLife Thu 19-Dec-13 13:46:49

Ooohh that's really sweet! I LOVE Christmas songs. Why haven't I had any on while I've been cleaning all day?!

Ok, apparently they were dispatched last night hmm, but I reckon they'll be really late cos of Christmas..,

mummybare Fri 20-Dec-13 10:30:14

Eeeeeek! Bfp! Broke out the Superdrug test and got a line. A faint one, but definitely a line this time.

DH and I are over the moon, but constantly touching wood etc.

Hope your bfp shows up before Christmas too Loveyou and thanks for keeping me (relatively) sane the past week or two.

MyCrazyLife Fri 20-Dec-13 11:28:27

Omg omg omg!!!! That is crazy!! So bloody happy for you - you said you didn't believe the negative tests. I knew superdrug wouldn't let you down wink congratulations mummybare!

Will keep you posted, I'm sure I'm not but at the same time I can't understand why I had the spotting. Argh!

mummybare Fri 20-Dec-13 17:51:57

Thank you - I so knew it, didn't I? So glad I'm not completely delusional! I actually did NINE tests before getting a bfp blush - although being a week out in my calculations didn't help I suppose...

Will keep checking this thread so do let me know how you get on. I still think there's some cause for optimism so will keep my fingers crossed for you.

KitKat1985 Fri 20-Dec-13 19:37:56

Wow. Huge congrats mummybare! Really pleased for you! x

Congratulations grin

Loveyouthree Fri 20-Dec-13 21:57:31

Lol @ the 9 tests. Mine aren't here yet, but I'm reeeeally not desperate to test like I was the other week. Pretty sure I was just having a one off weird AF. But we will soon see!

mummybare Sat 21-Dec-13 11:55:16

Thank you all. Very excited smile

Hope your tests arrive today, Loveyou - if you even have a whisper of a line, get yourself to Superdrug! grin

Loveyouthree Sat 21-Dec-13 20:01:57

Pretty sure af is here... Red, getting heavier...

Soooo relieved. What a strange month!!

Congrats to you guys with BFPs smile xxx

mummybare Sat 21-Dec-13 22:09:06

Aww, sorry to hear that Loveyou. Hope you have a lovely family Christmas (have a large sherry for me please!) and best of luck for next time if you decide to keep trying fsmile

Loveyouthree Sun 22-Dec-13 08:09:40

Aww thank you! Haha, I will have more than a sherry wink those tests arrived and I got a bfn before AF started, too...

But as for you grin good luck with everything, your DD will love having a brother or sister!

angelgabe Sun 22-Dec-13 23:38:38

Congrats exciting!!

I have some sad news....I miscarried this week. Can't tell you how upset we are. Can't believe it finally happened and now it's gone.

Will be here next month as well now...

Hoping we all get a lovely new year present....


Loveyouthree Mon 23-Dec-13 08:59:33

Angelgabe sad

So, so sorry about that. Really hope you're doing ok and that next month brings better luck thanks

KitKat1985 Mon 23-Dec-13 09:39:15

Oh, angelgabe I'm so sorry, that's a horrendous thing to have to go through. thanks Really hoping you feel a bit better soon and that your luck changes soon. xxx

mummybare Mon 23-Dec-13 12:39:03

Oh, angelgabe, I don't know what to say. So so sorry. sad

Hope you manage to have a good Christmas despite everything and can look forward to the new year and all the fresh hope and promise that it brings.


angelgabe Mon 23-Dec-13 23:37:26

Thank you so much ladies....pretty devastated I have to say. So surreal to feel your body changing and getting ready to start nourishing a baby and then suddenly it's all gone. The only blessing is it happened early although the feeling of emptiness is hard to deal with.

We'll have to wait for our angel next year.....

It's such a help being on from all of you, thank you.

Enjoy your Christmas' and every best wish for a wonderful 2014


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