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LoveYouForeverMyBaby Sun 25-Nov-12 22:06:06

Hi everyone,

Originally was waiting to ttc in Dec but we've agreed to start now...currently on cd19 with no pos on opk but still keeping fingers crossed!
Will poas around 9th Dec anyone else?

BridgetandtheHairyBrigands Mon 07-Jan-13 12:41:24

Hello flowers - I totally understand you shedding a few tears the other night (been there, done that, got the friggin' t-shirt). I'm probably a horrible person but sometimes I don't feel happy for everyone else, I feel downright pissed off and envy.

I am feeling much brighter now thanks. Yep, in my mind I've put it down as a chemical pregnancy. Don't think it was a false positive as I've always had very reliable results on First Responses and, although it was faint, DP could see it straightaway too (without any squinting). Also felt very pregnant for about 24 hours before it all went wrong.

Going to mention it at the doctors (not because I think they'll do anything) but just want it on record given my history.

Hope AF stays in hiding for you and London (for the next nine months in fact..)

Now get back to those books!!! <very stern face and wagging finger>

LondonSuperTrooper Mon 07-Jan-13 11:22:49

Hey flowers I am TTC. This month is TTC cycle 1 for me. AF is due on Friday but am testing 3 days early tomorrow.

Fingers crossed that AF will not rear her ugly head that you can get your BFP this month.

flowersfortea Mon 07-Jan-13 11:19:29

PS bridget - maybe it was a chemical pregnancy ( I think that in the years before such sensitive tests women probably had loads without ever knowing about it, and yet went on to have lots of healthy babies) or a false positive?

flowersfortea Mon 07-Jan-13 11:18:14

Morning ladies. Day off work (supposed to be revising... not much progress though!) so thought I'd check in and see how we're all doing.

How are you? Trying to work out who is still on the TTC band wagon - Bridget, London, Sunshine, me - sorry if I've missed anyone only went back a couple of pages.

Bridget - how are you feeling now?

I'm on day 36 of cycle - no sign of AF yet - tested yesterday (BFN) and strangely feel a bit better as a result - I think because it's helping me to not get my hopes up too much. Found out my best friend is preggers (so that's now pretty much all the married, settled women I know!), really pleased for everyone but had a little cry the night I found out. This TTC thing is making me incredibly emotional perhaps it's a lack of artificial hormones on the pill! In some ways I miss having the regimented 28 day cycle my pill gave me, just wish I knew what on earth my body is up to.

BridgetandtheHairyBrigands Fri 04-Jan-13 08:58:36

Hey MrsWajs that's great news - huge congratulations! Wishing you a very happy pregnancy.

Pleeeeaaase don't say leaving the thread did the trick...I've just decided to hop back on confused

I just wish I hadn't tested early. I would really never have known as I was convinced I hadn't DTD at the right time. This, coupled with events earlier in the year, is making me very worried that I can get BFPs but can't hang on to them sad

MrsWajs Fri 04-Jan-13 02:37:10

Oh god sorry Bridget I didn't read before I posted, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss.

And congrats purplelaura smile

Off to read some more now...

MrsWajs Fri 04-Jan-13 02:29:28

Hello TTC now'ers grin

I fell off the thread last cycle and apparently that does the trick. Got my BFP on 27th December smile

BridgetandtheHairyBaubles Thu 03-Jan-13 21:52:14

Thank you for thinking of me purple. I don't think I've said a proper congratulations to you and your DP here goes... "CONGRATULATIONS!!!!" (please forgive me if I've been a bit self-absorbed)

I hope tomorrow's appointment goes well. Will you be back in good old Blighty in time for your first scan?

I am feeling much brighter today (thank goodness - as yesterday I was neither use nor ornament to anyone) but weirdly my AF has pretty much stopped already.

As I was a bit thrown by this, I did a quick internet search and found a 2007 study which unexpectedly discovered that some women actually have lighter bleeds than normal after a chemical pregnancy (especially if it was very short and hCG levels were very low). It made me smile as the authors were clearly as surprised as me.

Hello Sunshine I hope your ttc adventure is short and sweet, especially as you've been patiently waiting so long already. Hmmmm, mother nature is definitely not in my good books at the monent...

Sunshine2013Hopefully Thu 03-Jan-13 14:06:07

Hello ladies, hope ur all keeping well!
I'm just moving over to this thread from the pointless ones waiting to TTC thread. I hav been waiting for 14 months to start trying so I'm now very excited and apprehensive during this our first month of TTC! Fx!

Congratulations purpleaura!! How exciting!

bridget I'm so sorry to hear ur news! U've been a constant support to ppl on this and the other thread, hope we can return the favour! Mother nature is so unfair sometimes but on the positive side at least u know u can get pregnant and hopefully it will happen for u again soon! Xx

purpleaura Thu 03-Jan-13 04:08:07

Thanks london! Very flipping exciting!!
I can't get hold of a digital test cos I live in China smile (moving back to the UK in February). I've looked in all the chemists I can find and no-one sells them. I am seeing the doctor tomorrow though, so hopefully they can confirm things and set us on the right road in terms of health care. Just a shame that its so bloomin expensive and my health insurance provided my my (stupid and crap) employer is extremely basic and doesn't cover GP visits or pregnancy. Grrr. Take me home, into the safe arms of the NHS!!!

How are you doing today bridget? still thinking about you brew biscuit

LondonSuperTrooper Wed 02-Jan-13 15:55:44

Why can't you get a digital pregnancy test? They are very clear with their results.

And how flipping exciting!!!


purpleaura Wed 02-Jan-13 15:21:25

well, a feint positive yesterday was a less feint, but still feint positive today. we've pretty much decided i'm pregnant (!) but we're gonna wait a couple of days and test again just to be sure. i feel strangely calm and confident but i don't think DP will be totally convinced until he sees that dark line. AF is now 6 days late... looking good smile

LondonSuperTrooper Wed 02-Jan-13 12:53:06

bridget I hope that you are feeling better. I'm not sure what can be said to make you feel better. I fully understand your crushing disappointment. Chin up and just focus on this coming month and getting the timing right. I really hope that your DH will be around at the time of ovulation wink

purple any news on the faint positive?

flowers glad that you are back. Good luck with this cycle.

As for me, I am counting down the days till i can do the pregnancy test. AF is due next Friday so I'll be testing on Tuesday (3 days early).

BridgetandtheHairyBaubles Wed 02-Jan-13 12:22:29

Thank you for the kind words Purple, I appreciate them.

Hope all is well with you x

purpleaura Wed 02-Jan-13 10:16:15

Oh Bridget, there's no way round it... its heartbreaking. It is so hard to put off the test isn't it? And its impossible not to get your hopes up- we all do, so don't be hard on yourself. Its okay to feel sorry for yourself and have a big cry (when you get some time to yourself). You need to grieve and let out that sadness. Can you talk to DP about how you feel?

But don't give up! There are stories on MN of people getting a bfp after years of trying, so there's always hope. Why don't you try reading some of the MN success stories to bolster your spirits? Get stuck into playing with/entertaining mini Bridget, keep busy and take your mind off it for a while if possible. You will get there, its just incredibly hard to be patient and wait. sad

thinking of you xx

BridgetandtheHairyBaubles Wed 02-Jan-13 08:39:45

Well, any tiny glimmer of hope gone now. AF has properly appeared. Lovely way to start the New Year!

Just want to get back into bed and cry my heart out, but need to put on a brave face for Mini B.

Guess I didn't do a very good job of not getting my hopes up this time.

BridgetandtheHairyBaubles Wed 02-Jan-13 07:20:51

fingers firmly crossed for you Purple xxx

AF hasn't started properly but the signs aren't good. Bright red spotting and boobs feel completely normal after aching like mad yesterday. II guess my egg didn't implanted properly or was just rejected soon after. I'm never going to test early again. Feeling very sorry for myself this morning and wondering if it a second child just isn't meant to be.....

DP is trying to be supportive but failing miserably.

purpleaura Wed 02-Jan-13 00:53:07

Bridget- I'm so sorry too. Was it a full on AF? What do you think happened after your feint positive?

I too had a feint positive yesterday- hurray!! DP and I spent a good 20 minutes holding it up to the window and checking, but it was definitely there! Gonna test again shortly and hope it proves our hopes right.

flowers- chuckling at your attempts to hide folic acid! Had to do the same recently, plus pregnancy book and various other items you wouldn't want your parents or extremely nosy friend to stumble across!! grin


flowersfortea Tue 01-Jan-13 23:51:58

Hello everyone.... popping back as have been away from MN for a while! Bridget sorry to hear - funny how AF just comes like that - happened to me when I went to the loo to test 7 days late last cycle!

Fingers crossed for you purple.
Not much news here - 2nd cycle off pill, sore boobs again but similar pattern to the last cycle (longer than pre-pill) so going to wait at least a week before testing if I can hold on to this resolve! Had fun hiding the folic acid from festive visitors....!

LondonSuperTrooper Tue 01-Jan-13 21:42:39

Oh bridget I'm so sorry to hear that. Is that when your period was due? I'm thinking of you x

purple how are you getting on?

Oh and Happy New Year everyone!

BridgetandtheHairyBaubles Tue 01-Jan-13 21:09:21

Bloody typical - go to the loo after posting and find I've started bleeding. Happy New Year's day to me.

BridgetandtheHairyBaubles Tue 01-Jan-13 20:38:50

Any news Purple?

Tested on a whim on Sunday and got a faint positive. Too scared to test again and petrified of another loss.

Raging headache (day and night) since Sunday night.....feel grim

purpleaura Sun 30-Dec-12 12:28:44

Still getting a bfn even though AF is very conspicuous in her absence. What's going on?! It seems most likely that I'm not pg and AF is just late. Trying to cushion the blow by telling myself that at least. Not sure how much longer I can stand this! confused

purpleaura Sat 29-Dec-12 04:19:53

Hi london- it was a bfn i'm afraid... still no AF, so tested again today and another bfn! So either AF is just late or possibly i am actually pg but there isn't enough HCG to show up on the test yet. Hmmm. Not sure what to think! I think I just need to keep myself busy so I'm not constantly thinking about it. I haven't given up hope yet...

bridget! hello! glad you had a super Christmas, though Christmas eve sounds exhausting in your house! Sorry to hear your DP missed your fertile period, that is a pain in the bum. you DTD on day 12, so that could do it i guess? you never know. it is all a waiting game isn't it? it's so frustrating. I'm just glad we can come on MN and chat with people who understand exactly what its like!

good luck everyone! fingers and toes crossed for us all smile

BridgetandtheHairyBaubles Fri 28-Dec-12 20:42:19

Hello, just popping back to see how everyone is getting on. Thank you for all the good wishes.

I hope a really good Christmas was had by all and good luck tonight London. I hope your DS didn't wake you too early on Christmas morning. Mini Bridget was a complete nightmare and woke at 2.30am!!! She was then awake on and off until we finally caved in and let her open her presents at 6am.

No news from me. I thought this cycle was going ridiculously well (managed to DTD on days 10, 11, 12) but then DP was unexpectedly needed in Portugal with work. So we ended up missing all the 'best chance' days.

I know I'm not pregnant (unmistakeable pre-AF boobs) so I'm just counting down the days until we can have another try.

Hope all is well with you Tigerseye and you have had a good break from work and studying. Did you end up getting Loopy any extra presents? Bridget dog spent a happy Christmas day evening tearing her new dog toy to shreds.

Fingers crossed for you Purple

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