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Bobo13 Sun 02-Feb-14 21:19:54

So, after reaching cycle 10 of trying I decided to use opk's. I got my first smiley face with clear blue today!! Yay!! DH and I dtd this morning, so wondering if that's enough?? Should we dtd again tomorrow?? Not sure having never used opk's. Any advice welcomed smile x

allchatnicknamesgone Sun 02-Feb-14 21:23:51

Yes, dtd every day for the next few days if possible. The opk has seen a surge in the LH hormone so ovulation should happen within the next 48 hrs, but not everyone is text book.
Good luck.

Bobo13 Sun 02-Feb-14 21:30:48

Thanks allchatnicknamesgone! I'm sure DH will be happy about that!! grin x

babytinks89 Sun 02-Feb-14 21:43:24

Hi bobo!
I got a positive opk this morning was so excited! We had sex early hours of friday morning and again tonight, but done a opk test around 7pm after dinner and it was negative.... Although i did have a glass of wine when we where out for dinner so unsure if my urine was maybe dilated... If not then i hope i have done enough and caught it!

maeanne Sun 02-Feb-14 22:15:50

I got my first smiley face this evening too (also my first time using opks). We last dtd on Friday evening so going to keep trying as much as poss over the next few days. smile

Fingers crossed for us all!

What cycle day are you on? Cd12 for me, af (or hopefully bfp!) due 19th.

Bobo13 Sun 02-Feb-14 22:43:00

Oh, fingers crossed you caught your ovulation baby!!
I'm on cd17 maeanne, hopefully bfp due on 15th / 16th! Really hoping this is our month! Good luck to you x

babytinks89 Mon 03-Feb-14 04:31:37

I'm on cd15 today maeanne, ov'd on cd14.

Just hope i got it in time.

Bobo13 Mon 03-Feb-14 11:48:48

I'm sure you will have babytinks89!
I'm feeling a bit sensitive around my lower abdomen today, so hoping this is me ovulating and my positive opk was correct. DH is working tonight until midnight.....will have to get him to wake me up so we can dtd again!! :-)

maeanne Mon 03-Feb-14 12:10:05

We didn't dtd last night as dh wasn't feeling well sad Worried I may have missed it now as I just did another opk and didn't get a smiley face. Don't know if that's because I tested at a different time though (Did 5pm Sat and got O, 5pm Sun and got smiley, 11.30am today O again). I thought the surge usually lasted two days? Either way that was my last test so no way of knowing now!

Bobo13 Tue 04-Feb-14 09:52:41

Hi Maeanne, I was wondering the same thing about OPK. I tested on Sunday at 7pm, got a smiley, then again last night at 7pm and no smiley. I'd tested late on Saturday as I was out and got a negative then. Not sure if LH would have just been a bit diluted then as I'd been out and it hadn't been 4 hours since I'd last wee'd. Dtd on Sunday and again last night, so hoping I'll have caught ov!! x

maeanne Tue 04-Feb-14 15:05:23

Fingers crossed for you Bobo!

We dtd last night and will hopefully try again tonight. SO hoping we will be lucky this month!

I'm very crampy today - quite tight, pinchy pains. Not sure whether that means I haven't yet ovulated? Guess that's possible if my surge was Sunday night. Up to 48 hours after that isn't it?

Bobo13 Tue 04-Feb-14 15:41:17

That's what I've been reading, so you could be ovulating today. I felt really sick yesterday and tummy has been cramping more yesterday, but still a bit today. Take it that is me ov'ing!
Hopefully this is both our months!! Fingers crossed for bfp's in the middle of the month grin
Have you been TTC for a while??

maeanne Tue 04-Feb-14 15:58:13

2nd cycle of proper trying, but we also tried on and off last year and haven't been prevening for a long time. We have a 5yo dd and I have been desperately broody for about 3 years (the time has never been quite right for various reasons) so I don't want to waste any more time!

What about you? smile

maeanne Tue 04-Feb-14 16:00:32

Sorry just re-read your first post and you already said cycle 10. Do you have any other DCs?

Bobo13 Tue 04-Feb-14 16:06:32

This is cycle 10 for us ttc #1. It has been such a stress. Being from a big family I assumed it would just happen for us. Decided to move away from the lets just have sex and see how we get on this month. Getting my first smiley was great, so really hoping to get bfp!!

maeanne Tue 04-Feb-14 16:23:34

Hopefully the opks will do the trick!

It was so nice to get that smiley and know that I am actually ovulating (and when!)

The 2ww is going to be agonising this month.

babytinks89 Tue 04-Feb-14 20:20:24

12 days left for me!! 2dpo today, dont think i've done enough though, so gonna be a dreaded wait and i just have a bad feeling!!
Positive opk was on sunday morning dtd that night but nothing since. But dtd early hours of the friday morning so hopefully that might have caught it too, if not another painful month for me!!

maeanne Tue 04-Feb-14 20:41:21

Good luck to you, babytink! Are you sure you ov'd on Sunday? Apparently it's usually 12-48hrs after your lh surge, which is what is detected by the opk. I also got a positive opk on Sunday but fairly sure I'm ovulating today. I'd keep trying if I were you! I am! wink

babytinks89 Tue 04-Feb-14 20:49:10

Its the only test that both lines where same colour.... we dtd on sunday but nothing since, we'll dtd tonight hopefully! But i just have a weird feeling. Had slight cramping on and off from yesterday.... And ran out of opks so no way of checking sad
No dischargy stuff either :-S so i'm kind of at a dead end just now!
done a opk yesterday my last one and there wasnt even a second line it was that faint..... So must have been sunday?

maeanne Wed 05-Feb-14 10:28:30

Not necessarily, because ovulation generally occurs 12-48 hours AFTER you get a positive test. The test detects the hormone that is present just before ov. If you were crampy yesterday chances are you ov'd yesterday. Fingers crossed that you will have caught it anyway!

allchatnicknamesgone Wed 05-Feb-14 12:05:53

Just to say you can get cramps for a few days after ovulation also. i think it depends on the person and there is no fast rules.

babytinks89 Wed 05-Feb-14 12:49:01

Thanks girls i only dtd on sunday when i got the positive opk so i hope that was enough. Mr is working away as well so not had him here sad

Bobo13 Wed 05-Feb-14 14:03:25

Hopefully your Sunday dtd will do the trick babytinks! Now we're all in the 2ww together. Nice to have people on here going through the same thing as I'm trying my best not to talk to friends and family about ttc. I feel it'll add extra pressure that I sooooooo don't need!

maeanne Wed 05-Feb-14 16:03:51

Haha, me too Bobo! I do have one friend I can talk to about it (only cos she has recently gone through it too and is now pg!) but i still don't want to bore her too much!

Keeping everything crossed that you caught it babytink. We only dtd twice during my most fertile period in the end. Really really hope we have done enough but I don't feel too hopeful really.

HungryHorace Wed 05-Feb-14 17:01:52

By the way, once you have a smiley you don't test again, according to the instructions. :-)

I've been pregnant twice (still am, in fact) and both times I've DTD the day before and the day after the smiley, so you don't have to go mad!

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