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The Elderberry & Sausage Pavlovas in 'Battle Royale 3: Shag Tiara Death Match' - the search for the immaculate conception!

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Bunnygirlie Sat 09-Mar-13 23:17:48

Entrant criteria: TTC #1, over 30, TTC for 3+months, OPK & EWCM obsession, NO instadiffers. (Thread 6)

CatsCantFlyFast Sat 09-Mar-13 23:44:42

Right I have just (thanks Dr Google) found out about something called the Barnes test. Is something to do with low temps proving thyroid issues. Quote "If your temperature averages at less than 96 degrees F or 36.5 degrees C this indicates low thyroid". I know my post O temps are low this month but all temps are below 36.5 and average temps most months are below this. I am going to be ringing the doc on Monday....

CatsCantFlyFast Sat 09-Mar-13 23:45:18

Penny I will add you... give me 2 mins as going to do some other updates too...

Frogcatcher Sat 09-Mar-13 23:46:55

Yeh! Caught the sausage shuttle too. Tho mines a quorn one as I'm a veggie which probably also lowers chances of conceiving unbeknownst to me & I have to eat dead flesh again night all & see you tmrw. Sweet dtd for those who are & dreams for everyone else!

Tallyra Sat 09-Mar-13 23:47:34

well I'm off to bed via the ferrets pen outside in the rain. dh has volunteered to go wood chopping with his dad at 9 tomorrow so I'm doubtful we'll have much morning shagging. was hopeful til FIL phoned earlier.
night all xxx

CatsCantFlyFast Sat 09-Mar-13 23:54:07

Tallyra stay calm. I got irrationally angry when DH went out on our last fertile night, rolled in knackered and drunk and then left v early in the morning so no sex on demand when needed!

Think this is the full version, sorry if i've missed anyone or got it wrong.

SidneyBristow, 38, ttc since July 2012 (cycle 8), AF due 12 March; awaiting blood test results & appt for ultrasound
MavisCruet176, 35, cycle 5 since mmc, af due 14 March
Boodle, 30, Cycle 19, awaiting FS referral and AF due 15th March
Penny31, Age 33, dp and I ttc #1 cycle 1 bfp due 16th of march
Happylass, 35 cycle 7 AF due 17th March
PowderPuffs, 31, Cycle 5, BFP due 18th March
Merkin, 31, cycle 8, AF due 19 Mar
Barkingtreefrog, 33, ttc since January 2012, BFP due 21 March
Twinklestar2, 34, ttc since August 2011, BFP due 22 March
Thunderbuns, 34, cycle 3 since mmc, af due 23rd March
gilly86, 26, married, TTC 3 cycles
Bunny, 33, married, TTC since June 2012, getting blood tests, hubby having tests too, AF due 27th March
CaptainMoll - 32, TTC since August 2011, AF due 27 March ish Lap and Dye in a couple of months, DH still awaiting proper test results.. *sigh
Pipbin, 37, TTC since May 2011, on the waiting list for IVF AF due 30th March
Aquarius, 32, cycle 10/11,
Frogcatcher, 36, "step-mother" to OH's 8 year old, TTC since Nov 2012
ItsAlwaysRaining, very old, TTC one year, one mmc, one blocked tube, 4th cycle of Clomid, on CD5.
ILoveMyCats - 31 (nearly 32), ttc #1 since sept 2012, cycle 3 due to long cycle craziness AF due date unknown but FX soon!
Sloaneraver, 34, married, TTC for first time since Feb 2013
Soph 33, married, TTC #1 since Jul 11, on IUI waiting list
Haycorn, 30, TTC for 6 months
Tallyra, 33, TTC since 2009, 3 MCs, doctors appt on 11th to ask many questions.
cherrycoconut, 33, still on cycle #1 TTC since September 2012 OV due...? AF due..?!
Pipersouth, 37 married (not teacher! ) ttc since Jul/August last year, AF 10 days late but BFN

Boodle9 Sat 09-Mar-13 23:55:24

Merkin, I'm going to sound like a right old misery guts now, but don't expect the doctor to take you to seriously over temperatures. Mine are low enough to flag up thyroid alarm bells, yet despite presenting many other symptoms, they're still trying to diagnose me with everything but. sad

CatsCantFlyFast Sun 10-Mar-13 00:02:35

Ah Boodle but I am a determined cow and will refuse to leave until they do blood tests. I have a bigger bottom lip (sulky face) than a 3 year old and can stamp my feet bloody well when needed optimistic that nice lady doctor who specialises in fertility will care and be helpful

Penny31 Sun 10-Mar-13 00:06:15

Good luck boodle and merkin. It's so frustrating when you find yourself having to be firm with your Doctor and feel like you know what is wrong more than they do! I hope they listen to your concerns and do the tests to put your mind at rest.

Itsalwaysraining Sun 10-Mar-13 00:14:04

[still shagging sausage man at back of sausage shuttle]

CatsCantFlyFast Sun 10-Mar-13 00:20:47

raining stop wasting your time/energy it's not shag week yet!!

barkingtreefrog Sun 10-Mar-13 00:43:22

Phew, battled through all the blow up sausages and sausage straws and glow in the dark sausages to emerge from the hen do and onto this thread! Thank god someone that I will never have to reread my earlier outburst. Feeling calmer again now and managed yet another hen do stone cold sober. Onwards to the 2ww......
And talking about the opk obsession I just did one now, at half past midnight in a hotel room. Oh dear.

Pipbin Sun 10-Mar-13 00:46:09

Bloody hell. One afternoon of sitting in bed eating mini eggs and you all naff off to a new thread!

frog I once asked the fertility consultant about being vegi and fertility and she looked at me like I was completely mad and said it made no difference.

happylass Sun 10-Mar-13 06:59:02

Went to bed early last night and the sausage shuttle left without me <squeezes on behind Pip>. Thread 5 filled up pretty fast - we are obviously chatting too much to get upduffed!!
Lurgy has really taken hold today. Temp hit a record high of 37.26 - that'll teach me for whinging about it being too low!! Think any slim chance I had of getting a BFP is well and truly scuppered sad

Penny31 Sun 10-Mar-13 08:46:10

Can anyone help? It's 6 days until my af is due and I've been very regular since coming of the pill a year ago. According to calculations I ovulated a week ago and had slight amount of cm. At the end of last week for 2 days I had lots of watery cm, felt like I was actually peeing myself (sorry tmi)! blush. Now today I have clear cm after wiping. I can't just be ovulating now surely? What's going on? confused

Sonics Sun 10-Mar-13 08:51:36

<knocks on door of shuttle> can I come in please?

Can you add me to the list as I'm on my phone

Sonics. 32. TTC since jan 2011. MMC in aug 2012. Due 22nd march

I've copied from the thread I posted yesterday for a full download on me. Fortunately my temp has gone up this morn so hopefully it'll stay that way.

My DH and I started TTC in Jan 2011. In Jan 2012 we had tests done. I had blood tests and ultrasound/trans-vaginal scan and DH had sperm analysis, all tests were fine. I fell pregnant in June last year and had mmc in August. We've been trying again since September with no success.

Went back to doctor in February who said that the clock restarts from when I had my mc, and because my tests were fine and we're both healthy, the chances are I'll get pg again within a year, so they won't do anymore investigations until August.

I've been charting for the first time the last two months and although my cycles are regular and I'm getting a positive opk, my temp is all over the place. I also don't get any EWCM which probably isn't helping.

Sonics Sun 10-Mar-13 08:53:10

Have you been using opks penny?

Penny31 Sun 10-Mar-13 08:58:38

No sonics I haven''s just my first month TTC and I thought I was like clockwork. Seemed to be able to tell when I was ovulating with 2 days of thick cm and then 2 weeks later af, simple right!? Looks like I need to get me some opk's? Any recommendations?

Sonics Sun 10-Mar-13 09:03:07

After using the cheap Internet ones on and off and always struggling to interpret them, I've splashed out on the clearblue ones and its well worth it. You get a smiley face when it's positive. None of this having to figure out which line is darker of the two. Far too complicated for my liking!!

You can get a box of £20 from amazon for £20

Bunnygirlie Sun 10-Mar-13 09:04:56

Welcome sonics you appear to have passed the entrant criteria wink sorry to hear about your mmc, must have been tough.

Penny31 Sun 10-Mar-13 09:05:15

Thanks will order me some smile this month I seem to have had all variations of cm imaginable, nice!

Itsalwaysraining Sun 10-Mar-13 09:06:49

Sonics, I got pregnant within two months of trying last January and had a mmc eleven weeks later. Since then I have not had a BFP. My recent lap & dye revealed a blocked fallopian tube and endometriosis behind one ovary. I was shell-shocked (still am) as I had fallen preggo so easily before the miscarriage. I honestly now believe my mmc/ERPC has caused some kind of subfertility. Please don't be alarmed; I am not trying to scare you, but maybe you could think about having a lap & dye to put your mind at rest.

Right-o, I'm off to church and then taking my adorable, completely bonkers mother out for lunch. Have a lovely day y'all.

Penny31 Sun 10-Mar-13 09:12:19

sonics just read your previous post. I'm sorry about your mmc. Hoping for a healthy bfp for you soon. Our bodies are strange creatures, no ewcm for you yet your opks are giving positive results which has got to be a good sign right? My ewcm is on the opposite scale, I can't make sense of it just now....awaiting the arrival of opk's.

This is expensive business isn't it? I've spent £40 on different test now already!

Get a grip penny....( novelty will wear off soon)

Tallyra Sun 10-Mar-13 09:15:19

Sorry for the outburst. I'm irrationally emo today. Stay away from face ache today everyone, its bound to hurt.

However, we went to bed last night and dh was really good about apologising for hoing out today, and then we DTD for the first time since half term! if you think its bad having to DTD when TTC, you wait til you don't want it to happen this month and then run out of condoms. It shouldn't be rocket science, but obviously it's almost as difficult!

CatsCantFlyFast Sun 10-Mar-13 09:38:40

Penny & Sonics can i beseech you to not use expensive OPK's. I don't believe there is a need. If you're struggling to interpret cheapies post pics on here and we I will do it for you! Yes the cheaper ones are harder to pee on (ask Barking!) and need interpretation but they all tell you the same thing and after 1 cycle you will have it nailed. Cheap OPK's + temping + fertility friend + elderberries is all you need. Spend your money on good prenatal vitamins instead!

Rant over. Will now update the list!

Links for cheapies;
preg tests

Pipbin Sun 10-Mar-13 09:39:36

<grabs the DTD tiara and jams it on her head> 3 times in the last 12 hours!
However it's not shag week. Thing is that DH thinks we've stopped trying. Little does he know. Well I say it's not shag week but then I've had an indecent amount of ewcm a couple of days ago and nothing since. I've long since given up on the CBFM and temping so I've no real idea when and if I've ovd this month. Might just have a sneaky opk today and see what's doing.

I wish our DH's 15 year old selves would have a word with them about DTD. Having a woman demanding sex from them and it doesn't even have to be good is every 15 year olds dream surely.

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