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Which part of the month do you find the hardest?

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northernlass81 Mon 09-Jan-17 16:26:14

I'm TTC number 2 and had forgotten how time and thought consuming the whole business is! Each month I symptom spot and convince myself I'm pregnant but still waiting. I really struggle with the first couple of weeks each cycle, waiting for ovulation. I want time to speed up and worry that we'll somehow miss ovulation and our chance that month. I find the 2ww less stressful and more exciting as more of a 'what will be, will be' attitude takes over and I know there's nothing I can do. Is this normal? Which part of the month do you find the most difficult?

HollyMay84 Mon 09-Jan-17 17:08:45

Hi northernlass I'm the same as you, I hate waiting for ovulation, I have pcos and really long cycles sometimes. I never know if or when I will ovulate. I take my bbt every morning and when they start going up and I get my crosshairs on ff is the only time that I can relax. The tww is exciting but looooong smile

BoBo90 Tue 10-Jan-17 11:17:22

I have to wait at least 35 days for ovulation so much longer than the average 14 days. However I can cope with that because I feel like I'm doing something when trying to determine ov. It's the tww that drives me mental. I don't symptom spot as I know it's pretty much nonsense so having to wait, not being able to do anything and knowing it's most likely going to be another disappointment is torture!

Funny how we think ttc with be fun/exciting and it ends up being a massive pain 😂

Itsjustaphase84 Tue 10-Jan-17 22:49:20

I cannot stand the tww. I think gearing up for ov is OK. I don't like symptom spotting but I do it. Tww is all I can think of and I'm TTC 2. I

user1471481356 Wed 11-Jan-17 05:38:14

The TWW is the worst for me, particularly the last week. I think it's because I've mostly given up hope, so there is no excitement, it's just torture waiting for the next cycle to start to try again. The first 2 days of AF are also not great as despite not having any hope im still crushed each month sad

Dolwar Wed 11-Jan-17 11:54:56

The second week of the 2ww. I'm very impatient! The temptation to test after 1 week is awful and then if it's negative toy feel really down for the next week.

florafoxtrot Wed 11-Jan-17 16:49:03

Definitely the TWW - I'm so bad for symptom spotting and cannot think about anything but whether I might be pregnant. I'm pretty normal the rest of the time!

MrsCharlieD Wed 25-Jan-17 17:42:38

2ww for me. I have irregular periods so I don't tend to stress in the run up to ovulation although sometimes I don't ovulate and end up with a stupidly long cycle. I'm currently 3dpo and already losing my mind!

Londonjam Wed 25-Jan-17 18:23:57

TWW is the worst for me. It's the hormones shift I think. I get moody weepy and low and completely hopeless. We are cycle 14 and trying for our first - so it feels like it will never happen.

Fertile week is my favourite as it's the only time I feel I have any control. All the forced DTD does stress DH out though ☹️

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