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From egg to egghausted. The journey part one!

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Meemawandmoonpie Thu 28-Mar-13 07:23:39

Morning everyone,
I thought I'd start a Fred here documenting the first part of the eggs movements. Now, before I actually start I'll just say I'm not even yet pregnant so I'll babble on about every wasted egg too! I'm not obsessed but find writing things down easier than telling my already bored with a glazed over look on his face, husband. Im not asking you to reply but it would be fab if anyone would and welcome added input from everyone, whether you're TTC, already pregnant, or interested in reading about someone else's current efforts to get up duffed!
Right, are we all sitting comfortably? Then I'll begin.

A little about me. 30, married for 5 years, been together longer than a decade and came off pill jan 1st in anticipation. Taking folic acid amongst other vits and generally doing my very best to entice the swimmers into signing a 9 month tenency agreement. Husband is also 30 and trying not to get too excited as he knows as soon as he does, I'll be! Then it all goes to pot.

Ok, so as I've said jan 1st came off pill expecting to a)either fall pg straight away or b) take a good few months to really get back into the swing of things. I've been on the pill since I was 15 so was pleasantly surprised I went straight back into a 28 day cycle. Thought it may be a fluke, but no, feb saw the same activity! Then came march!! March bloody madness more like.
This month I'm a baby making looney tune! My body has led me down every emotional pathway, tricking me into thinking I'm pg. 2 tests later, both BFN I now imagine its getting me back for 15 years of no PMS symptoms! I've had them all.
It started with a kiss being so bloated that I resembled aunt petunia after Harry blew her up, working its way to wind that would rival the saharan summer nights, boobs are wonky, massive hard and itchy nips. I've felt the ovaries release, the ( in my imagination) implantation pain which was awful, the spotting, could be cataracts and seeing things, the nausea... Cooking mistakes and the crying at the smallest things, thousand hint OBEM last night was not helpful.
I've got the blue veins showing in the boob and so much CM I feel like I'm on a slip'n'slide (tmi)!
I've even got the stuffy nose and (grasping at straws here) its apparently a pg sign...albeit a small one. Who knew?

So AF is due to visit tomorrow should my 28 day cycle carry on, she's coming for 4 days making herself a general PITA but no pain, no gain eh? So for the next 4 days I'll be a sweaty, crampy, moaning harpie and after that expect OH to fancy me again.

Sorry if you've lost interested or I've killed a thread before even starting, but I'll keep at it and hopefully it'll pick up, turn into something more exciting or provide a place for others to say 'hey that happened to me too'.

See you on t'uther side.


littlestgirlguide Sat 01-Jun-13 08:02:00

Oh my chuffing God.
Faint, but clearly there, BFP.
On a SuperDrug test that says accurate up to 4 days before period is due. Today is day 30, AF is 2 days late. I am actually shaking.

Minion Sat 01-Jun-13 09:46:23

Ow wow. Fantastic news. I'm so happy for you x
Are you gong to take another test?
How far along?
What 'signs' did you have?
So many questions!
Congratulations x

littlestgirlguide Sat 01-Jun-13 11:24:59

Bought a clear blue non-digital this morning, don't know whether to wait till tomorrow and do it with FMU?
I can hardly see the line now, it's gone grey, but it was definitely pink earlier and it appeared within 3 minutes. I praying it's not an evaporation line or a false positive or a chemical pregnancy, or my imagination!
I would be about 4 weeks I think, dates of my last AF gives me a due date of 10th February. Oh my god. I can't quite believe it. Maybe that tiny bit of brown spotting was implantation?

Minion Sat 01-Jun-13 12:23:04

I'm crossing all fingers twice for you x

littlestgirlguide Sat 01-Jun-13 16:15:48

Couldn't bring myself to wait till tomorrow. Clear Blue says positive as well. Amazing. Hope you are all lucky this month as well, and this bean STICKS!

RubySlippers77 Sat 01-Jun-13 19:51:00

Congratulations littlest!! And minion, fingers crossed for you too smile

My CBFM went straight from medium to peak today on CD16 so no idea what's happening! The OPK came up with a positive this afternoon too (I'd stopped using them as it never worked but thought I'd try to get a second opinion on the CBFM!) so just as well we had DTD this morning before I found that out. Also just as well as OH then really, really annoyed me so I'm unlikely to be in the mood for any of that later! ;)

Minion Mon 03-Jun-13 19:17:19

Ladies, I caved. Bfn too but I thought it would be that way anyhow. So I'll just twiddle me thumbs until she shows her mug

littlestgirlguide Mon 03-Jun-13 19:44:38

It's not over till the fat lady sings, minion, is she late yet, could be BFN because you have tested early. FX!

Minion Mon 03-Jun-13 21:01:25

Cycles since coming of pil have been 28,28,32 and 29 so using that, yes but I reckon I ovd late so I'm giving it till the 7th

littlestgirlguide Thu 06-Jun-13 11:44:38

Any sign of AF, minion?

Minion Thu 06-Jun-13 12:52:05

Yep haha, sorry, mega busy with work and forgot to update. I was sick of waiting so decided to help her on her way and tested... Negative but it made flo show her face. Onto next month now, gt holiday in the sun and hopefully OV'ing then so will make the very most of it.
How's things with you?

mimili Thu 06-Jun-13 13:21:06


Minion, I have been following you with interest! You have made me smile with some of your posts!!

I’m a new poster, 31 years young. Married 22 months, decide a couple of months ago to TTC.
This is the first month it has even crossed our radar that it could have happened. Only been taking folic acid sporadically etc.
I’m still trying to get my head around cycle dates etc. BUT I think that that I am 11DPO and about on about day 27 of a 30 day cycle.

Last Sunday I started spotting, which is very unusual for me especially over a week before AF’s arrival. (AF due this coming Monday). Since then I have continued to spot through to today, last night spotting got heavier I wore a pad just in case. This morning I noticed it was heavier so assumed that AF had arrived for an early visit (also unusual). But since then it has returned to random spotting. I took a test yesterday - BFN ( I now know in hindsight this was too early).

So what other symptoms are turning me into a Mumsnet stalker, well. My boobs are very sore,although not as sore as earlier this week (or is that just because I have got used to it!), my body temperature appears to have reason even though the weather says 22 degrees I am usually always cold. Very bloated, and also the occasional cramping.

The DH is away on a stag weekend from tonight until Sunday, so I have decided rather than sit on my own all weekend and torturing myself with the one test I have in the house, I will go visit my parents where I cannot buy anymore test without curious questions and therefore spend some quality time with the family.

We’ve also decided that we are going to TRY and not test again until Tuesday or Wednesday if AF doesn’t arrive. My body seems to be a bit messed up, this is the first time we are really trying so if nothing happens we shouldn’t mind, and there is no point in wasting money on unnecessary tests. In the meantime it is me and the mumsnet board because if I don’t talk to someone then I might just go really loopy (or loopier!)

mimili Thu 06-Jun-13 13:35:04

When I wrote minion I actually meant Meemawandmoonpie. Although Minion fingers crossed for you also! smile

Minion Thu 06-Jun-13 15:32:33

Hi, I am meemawandmoonpie, changed my name as it was so long haha!
I'm. Just off out to work for the night, sound like an old pro now, I'm not, I swear. I'll catch up tomorrow.
And, welcome xx

RubySlippers77 Thu 06-Jun-13 17:41:11

Yes welcome to you mimili! You're right, the reason a lot of us end up here is because our OH doesn't understand what's happening and/ or it's better to share your feelings on here than with family and friends. I've only told one friend that I'm TTC and that was so I could ask her advice - I couldn't face telling other people and then getting a sympathetic "is nothing happening?" comment from them.....! But fingers crossed for you grin

minion - sorry AF has arrived again this month and disappointed you, but on the bright side, think of the cocktails on your holiday!!

I'm just back from the docs, he has this time referred me for blood tests to be done on day 3 or 4 and day 21. Irritatingly it is day 21 today so I have a whole month to wait for that one and AF is due next Thursday making days 3 and 4 the weekend - how bloody awkward eh?! Still, we shall see.

He also suggested that OH goes for a sperm test (as there's no point me putting all this effort in if there's a problem there!) so wish me luck broaching that subject later!

mimili Fri 07-Jun-13 09:36:36

Thanks RubySlippers77 - it's nice to be able to talk about it with people going through the same thing. DH is fantastic and reading everything I put in front of him, being particulary caring and helpful and importantly keeping my mind occupied.

I woke up this morning and noticed spotting pre AF has got heavier. I've been spotting for 6 days now. And AF still isnt due until Monday. I'm very conscious that AF is here/nearly here and this is no longer spotting although this has never happened early before. The cramps are uncomfortable and I am sitting at my desk at work wincing!

It's not painful enough for me to consider seeing a doctor but is enough for me not be comfortable and a little stressed about it. DH got on the train for the stag do this morning, and was worried about me! I've got a (long) day at work and then a drive to my parents. We haven't yet told either set of parents that we are even trying yet, we just thought we would keep it to ourselves for a while! although if I feel like this tomorrow, I might just have to tell my mummy!!!

Vikkijayne2507 Fri 07-Jun-13 09:52:36

Minion I have exactly the same issue with my other half, I am very broody and have been for around 6 months and he has come around to the idea and said he agrees with me coming off the pill which i did last week and I just finished AF yesterday but its all up in the air when i will get my cycle back. My OH is not interested in talking about any of this stuff and so am on my own and have no friends going through it all are not playing ttc for a good time yet, im almost 27 OH is 31.

RubySlippers77 Fri 07-Jun-13 18:26:31

Hi mimili - I hope you manage to enjoy your weekend with your mum and of course hope for some good news regarding a BFP!! I don't think this will have been my month as OH has been/ is ill (as he reminds me of about 1,000 times per hour) but I guess you never know..... I will try to tell him about the blood tests which I can't have yet anyway due to sod's law-ness, but feel there will be blank looks and yet more sniffling from him!

Vikki - welcome smile hopefully you won't be on this thread for long (for the nicest possible reasons!), you're right though, it can be very lonely having no-one to share your feelings with. My friends either aren't TTC or getting PG seemingly easily; I'm sure it's not and I'm being oversensitive, but I have no logic in that way at the moment!

BartBaby Fri 07-Jun-13 20:30:59

Hi ladies do you mind if i join in too? smile

We already have a little boy aged 4. But im new to actively ttc. Its driving me potty already! As with some of you ladies my DH isnt exactly interested in all the technical stuff and dates! I think i mentioned the word period about 3 times on sunday and he told me he had heard enough about it! Lol.

So im on cd3. (Cycle #3) AF just gone now already. Although im not complaining, i dont know if that has any impact on conceiving or anything?! I will be using opk's to check for ovulation. I tried it the last 2 months just really to check that everything was still working ok down there, but i found them really helpful and reassuring, so going to have one last month with them i say one last month, but will see how that pans out

Its good to be on here and see how everyone else ig getting on and what methods etc they are using.

I hope you are all ok and have a good weekend smile

mimili Sat 08-Jun-13 09:14:03

Morning everybody!
Bit of a rubbish day yesterday.. the cramps etc got worse as did the bleeding.
I made a doctor's appointment and after a rather rough sad internal exam and a pregnancy test. Dr advised I've either had a very very early miscarriage or AF arrived early (although possible she didn't think it was the latter).
I know it's common but with hubby away, hormones awry etc. I can't help but feel a little sad.
Keeping my fingers crossed for all of you.

BartBaby Sat 08-Jun-13 11:42:21

Oh mimili i hope you are ok. It must be hard for you esp with DH being away. I dont have any experience with these things so cant offer any help or advice but we are here thinking of you and are here if you need to talk about anything or vent anything flowers

RubySlippers77 Sat 08-Jun-13 12:54:11

mimili, I'm so sorry to hear that. it must have been upsetting for you. Are you still at your mum's? If so I hope she gives you big hugs, but if not please know that we are all thinking of you and hoping you feel better soon.

Nice to hear from you Bartbaby and good luck with the TTC! My OH would love kids but trots out phrases like "if it happens, it happens" which drive me insane when my point is that it probably will happen if only we can time things right. I never found the OPKs helpful personally but am getting along much better with the CBFM (Clearblue Fertility Monitor). That of course is far too technical for him so I've stopped trying to explain how it works!

Vikkijayne2507 Sat 08-Jun-13 19:17:49

If it happens it happens is the one phrase that drives me bananas. He never had problems before having kids and just assumes it will always be easy sometimes lady luck is around but a little planning does not go amiss

RubySlippers77 Mon 10-Jun-13 08:09:31

I'm glad it's not just me who finds that phrase incredibly irritating!! Bless him, he is so broody but he doesn't seem to appreciate that sometimes these things need a helping hand, as you say. AF is due Wed/ Thur for me but I'm not holding out much hope; OH has been poorly for most of this month & I'm now coughing and sniffling too!

RubySlippers77 Mon 10-Jun-13 12:51:32

It looks like AF is definitely on the way for me, had some spotting already sad just to add to an already crappy Monday - I'm still coughing and sniffling and am beating myself up about not sticking to the healthy eating and running that I've got into over the last few weeks. I know it's not productive to do that but you know when you have one of those days when everything makes you feel demoralised?!

Oh and I'm also going to be skint for the whole of June as work didn't pay my expenses in on time. I think I want to hibernate for a while please!!

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