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Anyone else about to begin their FW or coming up to it soon?

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rosieposies Tue 20-Feb-18 15:00:18

My FW starts from tomorrow, I will be CD10, cycle 3 and will be DTD as much as poss (Taking into account our house is fecking cold and all I want to do is put my onesie and fluffy socks on and watch Marcella on catch up).

Haven't been temping this month but will do my first OPK tonight... I haven't been doing them since my period finished but hoping I will catch my LH surge anyway. Has everyone been doing their OPK's since the last day of their period?

How does everyone feel about having a November baby?

mamabear05 Tue 20-Feb-18 15:10:16

I've just finished my FW and currently 4dpo. I know what you mean about the house being cold haha we've been the same but managed to have a good crack at it none the less! As for a November baby......would love one!!!! Ready made firework displays a plenty to help celebrate birthdays year after year x

mamabear05 Tue 20-Feb-18 15:12:19

Oh and I only started my opks on cd12. Got my positive on cd17 (even after a loss at 5 weeks last cycle) which is normal for me x

rosieposies Tue 20-Feb-18 15:41:00

@mamabear so sorry to hear about your loss last month flowers

Ooh 4dpo, when do you think you'll start testing?

Ahh didn't think about the firework displays! Also I've heard it's the best time to have a baby as you don't really go outside for the first couple of months anyway so it's starting to get nicer outside when you do go out.

Ok phew, thought I'd left it too late! Will do my first ever OPK tonight, hopefully i do it right hmm

Daisymalone Tue 20-Feb-18 16:10:53

I'm currently on cycle day 9 and I usually ovulate on CD 15 so I won't start with opks until at least day cd10 or 11. Saying that it was day 17 last month, I'm hoping that was just my body being a bit weird post miscarriage and things will be back to normal this cycle. Going to dtd regularly from now though just in case 😉

rosieposies Tue 20-Feb-18 19:10:46

@daisymalone I'm CD 9 too - it feels like it's taken forever to get here. Sorry to hear about your miscarriage sad fx this is the month for a sticky BFP for you!

I'm glad to hear that generally people don't start testing till CD10 or 11 onwards. I may just do one tonight to get the hang of it.

I'm only cycle 3 and all the waiting is killing me x

DaisyMay25 Tue 20-Feb-18 19:24:44

I'm CD 11, had some days off to use up so got my fertile week off, just gonna relax as much as possible, think I ovulate at the weekend. I'm not using opks this cycle just DTD as much as we can and hoping for the best.
Fx for all of you

peaches1991 Tue 20-Feb-18 19:27:51

I'm almost the same as you @rosieposies, I'm CD7 but my cycle is usually only 25 days so I started OPKs yesterday. It's the first time I've used them and I'm worried I keep missing my ovulation so thought I would just throw everything at it this month!

Daisymalone Tue 20-Feb-18 20:11:51

Oopsy can't count, I'm actually cd8... Wishing the time away I guess!

Stee1 Tue 20-Feb-18 21:19:41

2 dpo so just finished fertile week. 6th cycle trying again since our ectopic in June ovulated 6 days late this month but putting that down to losing a stone within 4 weeks.

thisisouryrfx18 Wed 21-Feb-18 08:33:32

I think im in my fw not 100% sure I get crazy long cycles 42 days usually! Sorry to everyone whos suffered a loss x flowers

Karigan1 Wed 21-Feb-18 08:36:02

Smack bang in fertile week but not holding out much hope as got the opk peak on cd 9 yesterday sad. Reckon that eggs gonna be too immature. Still dtd anyway as you never know. Not going to spend any money on testing early with this cycle though!

thisisouryrfx18 Wed 21-Feb-18 08:42:54

Karigan1 sometimes its the one time u think nah defo not happenin this mnth ive came to the conclusion half the time its guess work and our bodies like to play tricks on usconfused

rosieposies Wed 21-Feb-18 14:09:52

@daisymay glad to hear you've taken some time off, hope you're having some nice down time! You're two days ahead of me (I'm CD10 today) so we should be testing around the same time.

@Karigan I second what @thisis says, you never know! I didn't realise eggs could be immature??

@peaches What times are you testing with an OPK and are you going to start testing soon? I've seen somewhere to do it between 10am and 7pm but have no idea why confused

thisisouryrfx18 Wed 21-Feb-18 17:45:22

Rosiesposies yh i read somewhere not to use fmu on opks

DaisyMay25 Wed 21-Feb-18 17:55:09

@rosieposies I'm not testing early this month either just on the day AF is due
I do 2 opks a day when I do them, one in the morning and one in the evening. Apparently FMU can give a false reading and if you do two a day you're more likely to catch the surge 😊

peaches1991 Wed 21-Feb-18 17:59:56

@rosieposies I've been doing mine around 5pm just because that's when I get home from work - I started yesterday and there are v v faint lines on yesterday's and today's, so I'm thinking Sat/Sun might be ovulation day. When are you doing yours?

ClaryFray Wed 21-Feb-18 19:28:53

Today is my last day of my fertile week, however I've been to I'll to DTD this week. sad maybe next month.

thisisouryrfx18 Wed 21-Feb-18 19:59:21

ClaryFray that sux

kaytees Wed 21-Feb-18 20:50:29

I'm going to be starting soon (currently CD4) - trying to extend my cycle so watching OPKs like crazy! Good luck to you all smile

thisisouryrfx18 Wed 21-Feb-18 20:56:02

Kaytees is this ur first cycle ttc?

kaytees Wed 21-Feb-18 21:01:54

@thisisouryrfx18 nope, been trying since September for #2 (have an almost 2 year old) with a chemical preg in December. Is this thread only for first time ttc'ers?

thisisouryrfx18 Wed 21-Feb-18 21:07:47

Nope ive been ttc for 2yrs on and off sorry to hear about ur chemical pregflowers im on cd 21 but i normally have a 42 day cycle so im using opks trying to figure out when i ov

kaytees Wed 21-Feb-18 21:30:06

Thanks @thisisouryrfx18 - I'll keep fingers crossed for you.

rosieposies Wed 21-Feb-18 22:59:28

@peaches did one around 10pm tonight and it was negative. Maybe that was too late?? Will try again tomorrow morning. I usually get EWCM (sorry for tmi) around this time but none to speak of.

I think I might just follow the route of DTD every other day for as long as poss. As much as I love to POAS the logistics of doing it twice a day whilst at work is tricky!!

@clary that's rubbish, hope you feel better soon. There have been some awful bugs going around!

@kaytees can I ask how long you were TTC before you fell preg with your first? Sorry as well to hear about your cp xx

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