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Brooking No Argument for Positive Pee Sticks, Healthy Pregnancies and Home-made Cakes!!!

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TheLittleFriend Sat 08-Oct-11 12:33:08

And so it begins again.....

TheLittleFriend Sat 08-Oct-11 12:34:32

Congratulations late, I thought to myself whilst eating brekkie "I must check mn later to make sure Late got her bfp!"

I've chucked some cushions around for everyone, but I'm no interior designer. Someone come and sort out the decor in here please.

scarletfingernail Sat 08-Oct-11 12:42:37

ello ello ello, liking the new thread. Nice one Little

A very quick post from me just wanting to congratulate Late on her BFP. Fantastic news, and yes you most definitely should be basking.

Generic I'm so pleased you had good results yesterday. Your BFP is not far away now.

Good to see you back Scrambled, glad you're feeling better.

Welcome to the thread Shiny, looking forward to reading about your BFP very soon.

11+2 for me. I have my 12 week scan on Weds, all being well we can then tell all and sundry about our bean.

<waves to everyone else> Hope you're all having a good weekend.

Phew! Found you guys! Loving the new thread!

Huge congrats Late! The first few weeks are always scary, and they must be so much more so after a bad experience last time. Try not to miss out on the joy and excitement though! (Easier said than done I know!) we're all No Brooking for your bean to be super sticky! I think Biscuits once mentioned that there's a good thread on MN for newly BFP-endorsed preggos following a bad experience? Hopefully she can provide more details?

Generic that's such good news about your scan! Those rats won't know what's hit them this month!!

Who's next to test? We like our pee stick victories to come in batches on this thread, and you ladies are all clearly completely updiffed! Who will be joining Late next?

scarletfingernail Sat 08-Oct-11 13:11:58

Yes that's right scream. Late you're welcome to come and join myself and Biscuits in The Freak Out Room. You'll find us on the ante-natal boards and it's for ladies who've had previous miscarriages. It's very supportive and we've all experienced miscarriage to different degrees so there's always someone who understands.

scarletfingernail Sat 08-Oct-11 13:14:17

The Freak Out Room

For you Late Hope this link has worked

scarletfingernail Sat 08-Oct-11 17:10:20

Anyone else joining us?

BabySade Sat 08-Oct-11 17:16:39

I've found you all!!! Thank god I was getting really worried for a minute. I've just got back from shopping and am shattered. Am gonna put my feet up & watch a film. Anyone done anything exciting today?

BabySade Sat 08-Oct-11 17:18:07

Little I take comfort over design any day! Am loving the new cushion filled thread.

ScrambledSmegs Sat 08-Oct-11 17:50:33

I'm back from shopping too. Bought a lovely pair of boots, felt a bit guilty but I've been saving up for these and my old pair are falling to bits.

Off to do bedtime in a little while. DD is currently scoffing a massive plate of broccoli confused, I don't know how I did it but she loves veg. I blame Mr Bloom.

Love what you've done with the place, Little!

ScrambledSmegs Sat 08-Oct-11 17:51:13

Ooh, which leads me to - did you get anything nice, Baby?

LateToThisBabyMalarky Sat 08-Oct-11 18:13:51

Marking my spot on this beanbag here - not feeling ready to 'graduate' just yet!

Thanks for the link Scarlet I'll check that thread out wink

shinyblackgrape Sat 08-Oct-11 18:55:45

Hi all - hope you had a good day. DH (still a bit <squeak> about that!) has been persuaded to watch X Factor so all good here!

We just got back from our honeymoon on Tuesday but I'm quite surprised that I don't feel depressed that it is over or the wedding which people keep telling me I might. We went to a very nice spa today (not very DH at all!) which he had booked for this weekend in case we felt a bit down but all fine!

Having a nice glass of red wine - am presuming that is all still fine to do?

Just another (final!) question - we are thinking of booking some holidays for next year in the next three months or so. Doing this on the basis that we feel if we put everything on hold while ttc and then it doesn't work or takes ages, we'll feel shite and not have any holidays to go on! Is this mad? Are we better to wait and see?

Kipper - thank you very much for the abbreviations!

CakePigeon Sat 08-Oct-11 19:12:34

Evening all <curls up on large cushion for a nap> so tired today, wish my body didn't wake me up at 6.45 at weekends!

shiny I'd be tempted to book holidays anyway. It's nice to have something to look forward to just maybe not bungee jumping!

munkiii Sat 08-Oct-11 19:22:36

Hello ladies after lurking for a wee while I am now ready to officially join you, if I may, I am anticipating a long wait for a BFP but could do with somewhere to hang out while I wait!

First question is can anyone recommend good ovulation tests?

i bring cups of tea and Mr Kipling's finest.

shinyblackgrape Sat 08-Oct-11 19:39:52

Thanks Cake - that is what we were thinking. Absolutely love planning hols etc and don't want to stop!

Munkiii - hello! I'm just new to the thread too (yesterday). I have a Persona but to be honest, I haven't actually used it yet as we were on our honeymoon when my period started and didn't have it with me. I've bought some cheapy tests from Amazon for this month. They are here -

I haven't used them yet so cannot vouch at all for how efficient they are but seemed to have a good write up on Amazon. Lots of luck!

shinyblackgrape Sat 08-Oct-11 19:42:30

ps Munkii - I'm working on the basis of a pretty long wait too. Am thinking it will be about a year probably and mentally working on that. Hoping that will stop any disappointments when nothing is happening after 6 months or so!

ScrambledSmegs Sat 08-Oct-11 20:06:10

Welcome munkiii! I have to say you've picked the wrong place for a long wait, if you've joined this thread! We are brooking no argument and you will be upduffed pronto grin.

OPK's - err, I did try some that I'd never heard of from Amazon, but couldn't get on with them as the lines were a bit faint. I'm using the Clearblue ones at the moment, it's nice to see a smiley face and it means I don't get confused. However, I've bought a fanjometer™ (basal body thermometer) as I'm not convinced about OPK's.

<snaffles Mr K cake for dessert>

I'm making chocolate cinnamon popcorn later, if anyone wants some for their movie night?

CakePigeon Sat 08-Oct-11 20:24:42

Omg chocolate cinnamon popcorn?? Yes please grin

Hi munkiii nice to see you smile I just have Internet cheapies from eBay I know lots of people don't get on with cheapies but I have a good clear positive every month with them so I'd recommend trying them and seeing how you get on

shinyblackgrape Sat 08-Oct-11 20:38:58

Yum popcorn! Can we have recipe? Would love to make that.

Managed to lose loads of weight for the wedding and it is all piling back on at a rate of knots! Am going to try and do self-hypnosis and persuade myself that the ttc will only work if I stick to very strict diet!

ScrambledSmegs Sat 08-Oct-11 21:01:39

Of course! And 'tis low fat too (although loaded in sugar, so your dentist may not approve).

Mix together 3 tablespoons caster sugar, 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon and 2 teaspoons of cocoa powder (seived). Set aside.

Put a large lidded saucepan on a medium/high heat, and put a bit of vegetable/sunflower oil in the bottom, enough to cover. When v hot, tip in 75g of popping corn and put the lid on. Wait a couple of minutes for the corn to start popping then shake the pan a few times while the popping goes on. Take off the heat as soon as the popping stops. Stir the chocolate cinnamon sugar into the popcorn while it's still in the hot pan, it should go all caramely.

Leave it to cool a bit before eating as the molten sugar will burn your mouth. Voice of experience blush.

ScrambledSmegs Sat 08-Oct-11 21:03:03

(Jo Pratt recipe, btw. Can't take credit!).

shinyblackgrape Sat 08-Oct-11 21:07:08

DH is a dentist! Thankfully I have my electric tooth brush (first ever Christmas present - the romance!) to deal with any excess sugar so can eat as much as possible with absolutely no problems or so I tell myself......

That sounds lush - will definitely be making.

munkiii Sat 08-Oct-11 21:44:22

Just realised that i have offered Mr Kipling in a thread saying home made cakes in the thread title oops!

shinyblackgrape Sat 08-Oct-11 21:49:54

If it is a french fancy I am well in there! They are impossible to make at home!

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