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Christmas is here but it's not the turkey that's getting basted... with symptoms to spot and festive cheer, Prty and the gang are getting BFPS this year!!

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PrtyPsn Sun 20-Dec-15 13:34:10

Hi (big wave)
So you clicked on here cos you were looking for me (I'm flattered!) or the title seemed interesting!
I'm aware it doesn't really explain anything but we are bunch of lovely ladies all TTC and going ever so slightly crazy with it! For more info see our original thread here -

And our most recent thread here -

We are symptoms spotters extraordinaire - you name it we've had it, real and/or imagined confused
We are here to help, we are all supportive, we laugh, rant, cry, joke, rage, smile, and comfort together. Be you a lurker or poster (established or new) then you are very welcome here. We only have a few rules:
1. No judgement - we all lead different lives and have different standards and that is fine. You wanna get wasted everyday of TWW, that's fine. You wanna abstain completely, that's fine. We need support, not judgement.
2. No feeling stupid - we've all had those months where we definitely think we are pg 110% convinced and then AF turns up, don't feel bad about it, it happens. Also we all have different levels of knowledge so no question is stupid apart from the one you don't ask.
3. On this thread there is no such thing as TMI - we are all adults and we all know how miraculous and amazing... and downright disgusting our bodies can be, it's fine. Share what you want, we will not be fazed.

So that's it, jump in and FX'd for all my lovelies xx

glitterpoppy Sun 20-Dec-15 13:44:44

Happy Sunday everyone.. Love the new thread name prty

PrtyPsn Sun 20-Dec-15 14:40:23

Hi poppy thanks - it gets harder every time to think if something, especially since I only ever expected one or two responses to my original post all those months ago!

Pirsy1 Sun 20-Dec-15 15:17:06

Yay I made it! Loving the name too ... good work Prty!

BaggyPantz Sun 20-Dec-15 15:57:39

Howdy! Thanks for the warm welcome. Hopefully this will be a fairly quick 2WW, thanks to Christmas festivities. Just finished the last of my xmas shopping today in fact (manic out there...don't do it to yourselves!).

Prty I'm glad to have a buddy to hand hold! Have you planned your non-alcohol excuses yet? Love the title btw grin

When's everybody else's next AF due?

PrtyPsn Sun 20-Dec-15 16:38:39

pantz I quit drinking in March so I've perfected the excuses - feeling sick, headache, still a little drunk from last night, having a horrible period and of course just pretending I am drinking (lemonade can so easily be 'vodka' and lemonade, just don't let people sniff it!) over Christmas I'm driving a lot to see all friends and family plus working too so think I can get away with it!

neetie1 Sun 20-Dec-15 17:45:18

On on tww now as well temps are staying up for now and no obvious symptoms either way so will wait and see it's only day 18 of cycle though had my positive ovulation test on day 12 of cycle,

BaggyPantz Sun 20-Dec-15 20:07:21

Yeah, I think it's going to be much easier to switch my drinks than it is to make my excuses. I'm shit at lying, and unfortunately I never turn down a drink with my family! So dark red Shloer on the sly it is then!! Let's just hope all the hassle will be worth it, eh...

PrtyPsn Sun 20-Dec-15 21:41:57

There's always Becks Blue pantz I'd also recommend enlisting OH as a partner in crime to deflect questions or suspicions by getting drinks for you or changing the subject

glitterpoppy Mon 21-Dec-15 08:29:49

Morning everyone.. It's Christmas week fgrin

I'm going to try be more positive this week as have been a negative nancy for ages!!

CD90 today.. FX that when I phone my doctors the scan results will be there so I can book an appointment to go back in and discuss everything.

MrsFlowers82 Mon 21-Dec-15 08:43:22

New Fred!! Love the name Prty!

Welcome Pantz!

And yes Glitter I am with you in being a negative Nancy! This thread and year is going to be lucky for us all! grin

Lou13e Mon 21-Dec-15 16:13:22

Yippee to a new thread for me to stalk. Poppy, hope you get answers soon. Prty - aww I'm pleased you remembered me, I'm fine thanks however (warning - baby bomb type thing coming up), I got the shock of my life at first scan as was told I'm expecting twins! It was a HUGE shock but we have got use to the idea now. Sorry if I'm coming across as insensitive, please don't see me as complaining as I'm not, I feel v blessed (but shocked). Am keeping my fingers crossed for all you lovely ladies to get your bfps soon but in the mean time.. Enjoy the booze, blue cheese and pate over Christmas before you'll be banned from such yumness xx

PrtyPsn Mon 21-Dec-15 16:32:13

Wow lou that's amazing!!!! Such fabulous news but in guessing it was a huge shock!!
I'm being a negative nancy until Christmas Eve I'm afraid, baby relax until everything is done... due to test around 27th too!

BaggyPantz Mon 21-Dec-15 17:03:03

Wow twins! Congrats!

Ugh baby bomb from a pal, 2nd child. Came off the pill a week before wedding...conceived on honeymoon. HOW?? I mean I know it's obviously possible. FFS it took me over a year for AF to return then 6 months for it to regulate.

I really need to be able to be happy for friends, don't I. Rant over.

Boobies starting to get a little tender which is a good sign that I've Ov'd. Have had a couple of an-ovs where I've had no pms symptoms and a super light AF, and thought it was happening again this cycle.

PrtyPsn Mon 21-Dec-15 18:00:17

pantz we've all been there, it's hard to be happy for them when you're struggling so much, doesn't make you a bad person x
Think I'm imagining my sore boobs or the constant prodding is making them sore!!

MrsKittenPie Mon 21-Dec-15 19:53:53

Hi everyone. Marking my place on the new thread, excellent title prty.
Congratulations on the news of twins lou
baggy - don't feel bad, I'm finding it impossible to be happy when there are baby bombs - I know that makes me a bitch but I'm sick and tired of it not happening for us and yet it happens for every other person we know.
Fingers crossed for some bfps soon here, I would love to join in the positivity but I'm struggling to be positive myself at the moment. I've decided not to bother temping this month and try to switch off from thoughts of ttc, I'm tired and fed up, getting that positive test to turn to nothing has really knocked it out of me. Thanks for all your lovely comments - I feel like such an idiot though for getting so excited

PrtyPsn Mon 21-Dec-15 20:08:59

kitten it's perfectly normal to see a line and get excited - it's what we are aiming for and every one of us would do the same. I think a more relaxed month might do you good smile

Pirsy1 Mon 21-Dec-15 20:13:32

Wow twins!! Congrats Lou.

I am so excited for Christmas now ... but I've got toothache - it's not too bad at the mo and luckily I have managed to get an appointment at the dentists for Christmas Eve so I'm hoping it's not going to ruin my time off!

Think AF is due around the 28th, although that's a total guess to be honest. Think I have ovulated though because I feel like the hormones have changed if you know what I mean?!

BaggyPantz Mon 21-Dec-15 20:32:19

pirsy I totally know what you mean. Amazing how in tune with our bodies we become once TTC. I'm pretty certain 'the switch' happens almost instantaneously: hair up, makeup off, pjs on, food in, sexiness out!

I even told OH at the end of my fertile window "you're off the hook now!" So romantic...

prty and pirsy Fxd you both get BFP's to celebrate before the new year!

glitterpoppy Mon 21-Dec-15 22:12:37

Congrats lou fab news!! fgrin

After phoning the docs this morning and them not having my scan results, then having a major strop about it.. They phoned me back and said they'd now got them and asked me to book in to discuss. The next prebookable appointment is 5th January! Although they have told me to ring everyday and see if I can get one on the day...

Pirsy1 Tue 22-Dec-15 07:48:34

That is progress poppy ... the 5th Jan isn't too too far away even if you have to wait until then and the time will go quickly with Christmas and NY.

I am not holding out too much hope this month, I was too optimistic last month and it was hard to deal with when I wasn't pregnant. I will definitely be having a glass of champagne at Christmas.

neetie1 Tue 22-Dec-15 08:33:24

Morning, looks like we will all be testing around the same time, af due on 29th ish. This time last month my temp dipped big time but it's stayed up at 36.7 today so pleased about that. Have a slight sicky feeling but not reading too much into it, has slight indigestion in the night too. Day 20 of cycle today and 7dpo.

glitterpoppy Tue 22-Dec-15 17:33:19

Managed to get an appointment at the doctors and they are referring my to a gynaecologist but think I have PCOS. Feel relieved I know what's going on but still anxious.. Anyone else have this or know much about it?

Pirsy1 Tue 22-Dec-15 19:12:51

Poppy I have PCOS. It is very very common. It can cause problems with ovulation and many women don't know they have it until they stop taking hormonal contraception and find they are not having periods very often. If you are overweight they will ask you to lose weight as sometimes that can restore ovulation, but if your BMI is normal then you don't need to do this, and lots of slim women have PCOS. Don't worry too much there are medications that they can give to induce ovulation and lots of women with PCOS have babies.

glitterpoppy Tue 22-Dec-15 21:12:34

Ah thanks pirsy your words have made me feel so much better!! flowers flowers much appreciated!!

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