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Luckylola12 Thu 25-Apr-19 13:59:49

Anyone fancy joining me? Feeling good about this month!
Cycle #4
Cycle length 39-41 days
Af due 10th may
Ovulating should be today!
Using preseed
DTD thurs, sun, mon and weds.....
Fingers crossed!

Tchelsea Thu 25-Apr-19 14:05:28

I will!
Cycle #5
Cycle length 25 days
BFP due 4th May
Ovulated on Saturday
Not using anything!
Only managed to DTD Friday so not too much hope this month but always keeping my fingers crossed!

tisonlymeagain Thu 25-Apr-19 14:07:58

I will join's driving me mad, not feeling positive! Good luck to you

Cycle #1
Cycle length 30-35 days (just come off pill, not entirely sure...)
Af due 3rd May
Ovulated 19th April/CD16 (according to OPKs)
DTD CD 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

That looks a lot but that's normal for us blush

waitingforbaby2 Thu 25-Apr-19 14:41:57

I will join

Cycle #6
Cycle length 29days
BFP/AF due 4th may

Haven't started taken ovulation tests yet but if I don't have luck this month I think I will

Only managed to DTD twice in fertile week so fingers crossed, good luck to everyone else

MrsC89 Thu 25-Apr-19 14:50:26

I will join.
Cycle #1
AF/ BFP due 8th May
Think I ovulated yesterday, but not using OPK's so very much guessing (I have ordered some so I'm more prepared next month)
DTD CD 9,10,11,12,14 and 15.

Michellebops Thu 25-Apr-19 15:02:47

Me please 🙋🏼‍♀️

Cycle 5
Ttc # 2 following a mmc last year
Cd 20 of 27/28
Af due 3rd May

After a few crappy months I'm willing myself not to test before af due date.

I don't even not the exact date I ovulated (Friday or Saturday) so I'm probably 5or6 dpo

Good luck to everyone ❤️

McHelenz Thu 25-Apr-19 17:53:13

I'll join!
Cycle 1
TTC #1
Cycle length 28 days
AF due the 7th
O 24th (cd 16)
DTD cd 10, 11, 16.

Static smiley on the 23rd so guessing O the 24th. Not holding out much hope as it's only the first month and we only did it 3 times and mainly at the beginning!

I can't get babies off my mind 😔. The 8th is my birthday so a BFP would be a lovely present! AF not so much...

Luckylola12 Thu 25-Apr-19 21:27:57

@Tchelsea fingers crossed for you! You never know...maybe that one time was exactly the right time! smile

@tisonlymeagain thats alot of dtd dates! You should have a good chance =) i know its hard to stay positive but you can do it!

@waitingforbaby2 good luck!!! Might be your lucky month!

lankyliscuits Thu 25-Apr-19 21:33:14

Cycle #6 (actually #9 but we weren't trying for 3 months)
Average cycle length 27 days
AF due 1st-3rd May
Positive OPK CD 13/14
DTD CD 9, 10, 17, 18, 19

So think we're out this month! Clashing shift patterns worked against us this month so doubt we conceived 3/4 days before ov x

Luckylola12 Fri 26-Apr-19 07:34:39

@michellebops wishing you all the luck! Cant imagine how you are feeling! Keep positive! smile

@mchelenz you never know! What a great birthday pesent that would be! Good luck!

Luckylola12 Fri 26-Apr-19 07:36:46

@lankyliscuits you never know! There could be a lucky swimmer in there! grin

McHelenz Fri 26-Apr-19 07:52:33

Yesterday was 2dpo the symptom spotting was real. Which is ridiculous because nothing will be happening 😂

Michellebops Fri 26-Apr-19 08:07:46

@Luckylola12 thank you.
Today is actually my due date so I'm feeling anxious 😥

tisonlymeagain Fri 26-Apr-19 08:10:30

Been there @McHelenz grin 7dpo and I'm OBSESSED

McHelenz Fri 26-Apr-19 08:13:00

I've just look at my app and yesterday was 1 day!!! I'm crazy haha.

Luckylola12 Fri 26-Apr-19 08:19:30

@michellebops so sorry to hear this, sending you positive energy x

Luckylola12 Fri 26-Apr-19 08:21:14

I am constantly symptom spotting haha! Im just nervous as i was taking clear blue opks but never got a smiley! But i was taking it at different times of the day and it says not to go for a wee 4 hours before which i kept forgetting lol! Can i still be in a chance?

Tchelsea Fri 26-Apr-19 15:36:48

Symptom spotting is the worst! I convince myself I have every symptom under the sun!

mrsawhite Fri 26-Apr-19 18:04:49


5th cycle TTC. I'm 31 DH 34

Been off copper coil since last August. But didn't start trying until December.

About 9dpo. Actively not symptom spotting this month. Have convinced myself the last 2 months. It's been quite disheartening. But I know still early days really.

CarysC Fri 26-Apr-19 20:56:23

Hey, mind if I join?
I’ve had a bit of confusion over my O day but I’m certain it was some day this week in which me and DH have been DTD regularly.

I’m expecting AF 10th of May and am just at the start of my TWW! This is cycle 1 and baby 1 so all very new and exciting for me!

Luckylola12 Sat 27-Apr-19 00:10:39

@mrsawhite its so hard not to symptom watch! Could be your month though? It will happen for all of us =)

Luckylola12 Sat 27-Apr-19 00:13:02

@carysC hello! Very similar to me =) 4th cycle trying, not sure when O day was but dtd around when the calender said i should do! Fingers crossed! And af due 10th may aswell!

EC418 Sat 27-Apr-19 07:51:00

@Luckylola12 @CarysC same here, unsure when OD was but know it was someday this week...husband and i have dtd most days leading up to and during. This will be cycle 1 after mc with #1 in march. AF due 9th May. Fingers crossed for us all 🤞🏻

tisonlymeagain Sat 27-Apr-19 07:57:51

9dpo today, peeing on Internet cheapies daily just to get it out of my system as I know they'll not show anything yet. Trying to hold off doing a FRER until Wednesday but I know I'll cave!

Michellebops Sat 27-Apr-19 16:15:58


I'm on cd 22 (8dpo), I started opks at cd10 and got my static smiley on cd12. Dtd 11, 12 and 13.

I presumed I ov on cd14. I was busy over the couple of days and didn't really take not of the ewcm.

Fast forward to yesterday and today I felt really "wet" and when going to wipe there is lots of cm, all clear, possibly sticky but not gunky if that makes sense.

I'm refusing to do a test so early but I thought I would check with an opk in case I didn't ovulate last week and somehow out of sync and the opk 2 lines came up instantly, the control line being slightly darker. Surely if I did ovulate then the opk would be faint or clear?

Confused indeed 🙈

tisonlymeagain Mon 29-Apr-19 07:44:43

Don't know why I said I was 9dpo because I wasn't, I'm 10dpo. Did a FRER this morning and BFN but full of symptoms.

Luckylola12 Mon 29-Apr-19 13:38:36

@michellebops thats very confusing! When is af due? Ive had it twice where i have random clear discharge! Alot of it and very thin/watery!

Luckylola12 Mon 29-Apr-19 13:40:51

@tisonlymeagain fingers crossed for you! When is af due again? What symptons have you got? I have a FRER ready and waiting! Must resist untill next monday ahh!

tisonlymeagain Mon 29-Apr-19 13:44:13

AF is due Friday @Luckylola12 symptoms over the past few days and still continuing....cramps in lower tummy, backache, skin breakouts, bad taste, smelly wee, excess wind, gone off booze, hungry but nauseous, sore boobs, erect nipples, very tired, moody, emotional.... very much like PMT!

Luckylola12 Mon 29-Apr-19 13:48:50

Wow thats alot of symptoms @tisonlymeagain ! Fingers crossed for you! How many more FRER tests have you got? The unknowing is so stressfull!

tisonlymeagain Mon 29-Apr-19 13:53:30

It is a lot of symptoms @Luckylola12 and the cramps are doing my head in now. It's been constant for 3-4 days, and yesterday my lower back area decided to join in the party. If my period comes it's going to be a mega one I can tell!

I've got one FRER left and a Sainsburys cheap test in the drawer. Ordered a pack on Amazon today that has a ClearBlue digital and normal in it which will come Wednesday. Can't test tomorrow as not around so I might fo the FRER on Wednesday morning at 12dpo.

Michellebops Mon 29-Apr-19 14:32:40

@Luckylola12 I'm due on Friday.

Not done a test yet. Was going to leave til Wednesday or Thursday.

Still got lots of cm when wiping and back cramps. Right nipple is sensitive so 🤞

Equally other than the cm these are pre af symptoms.

tisonlymeagain Mon 29-Apr-19 15:22:40

Just bought more tests DOH

Just went into my local independent chemist and they were selling packs of 2 ClearBlue Digital for £7.99 so it felt rude not to 😬 (and some £1 cheapies might have been bought too)

CarysC Mon 29-Apr-19 16:15:59


I've tried to be really good and not buy any! Really resisting the urge, only 5DPO so way to early to test for me.

Fingers crossed for you, when are you going to test?

tisonlymeagain Mon 29-Apr-19 17:10:27

Erm every day @CarysC 🙄 just can't help myself but I'm not feel hopeful anymore. I've tested today and it was negative (10dpo) I won't test tomorrow as out early with work but probably will do on Wednesday. AF due Friday so should no one way or another by the weekend - I hope!

Luckylola12 Tue 30-Apr-19 12:53:26

Any updates ladies? 😊
Af due next friday!
No symptoms yet
Quite a bit of white discharge tho? Not sure if thats normal!?

CarysC Tue 30-Apr-19 13:20:48

@Luckylola12 nothing yet, test day next Friday for me too, still got slightly sore boobs but nothing else 6dpo today. I'm resisting the urge to buy any tests so that I don't test early!

Tchelsea Tue 30-Apr-19 13:32:00

Nothing here...
AF due on Friday, but been getting period pains so I think she's incoming sad

MrsC89 Tue 30-Apr-19 15:32:45

@tisonlymeagain Is smelly wee a symptom?
I hadn't heard that one before, but I noticed today that my wee was quite smelly (sorry if tmi)

Michellebops Tue 30-Apr-19 15:40:23

@MrsC89 it might be that your sense of smell is heightened rather than your wee being overly smelly.

My last pregnancy I thought I had a uti and it was my smell sense.


MrsC89 Tue 30-Apr-19 15:44:16

@Michellebops that makes. I think my sense of smell is a little sensitive at the moment, yesterday one of my colleagues had BO and I had to get my manager to open her window

MrsC89 Tue 30-Apr-19 15:45:12

@Michellebops, thought I should add, 100% dont have a UTI, have to get tested for them every month, last test was today

tisonlymeagain Tue 30-Apr-19 16:08:31

Ha @MrsC89 @Michellebops maybe that's it, maybe it's not actually smelly but to me it's really noticeable!

Michellebops Tue 30-Apr-19 16:13:09

@MrsC89 I'm dreadful with smells and BO totally gives me the heave 🤢

CarysC Tue 30-Apr-19 20:25:14

Nurse here 🙋🏼‍♀️so have to deal with nasty smells daily! I get heightened sense of smell and nausea with AF anyways and when I'm at work with AF it's horrid! I can only imagine when pregnant it'll be 10x worse!!!

mrsawhite Wed 01-May-19 08:03:56


I did a test last Sunday. Not sure why I never test early. Was a bfp. But was only 7dpo. Not allowing myself to test until Sunday when af is due.

My friends who have had dc say it feels so similar to AF coming they couldn't tell they were preggers or if it was pms. So fingers crossed!

Luckylola12 Wed 01-May-19 13:43:13

@carysC @michellebops @tisonlymeagain @mrsawhite @mrsc89 .... All getting very close to test time ahhh! Fingers crossed for you all! Im either 8dpo or 6dpo not quite sure! No symptoms! Finding it very hard not to test!

CarysC Wed 01-May-19 13:49:48

7DPO for me, when's early enough to test? 10dpo?

tisonlymeagain Wed 01-May-19 13:55:40

@Luckylola12 I tested today (12dpo) and got a BFN, I'm also pretty sure AF is on its way. Feeling a bit sad about it all really.

MrsC89 Wed 01-May-19 14:10:25

@Luckylola12 this tww is sending me crazy! grin I'm 7/8 DPO

MrsC89 Wed 01-May-19 14:12:51

@CarysC one of my colleagues came into the office and I had to ask him to go back to his desk as he smelt of cigarettes. He was shocked I could tell he had been outside recently.
I cant imagine working in am environment where bad smells are a regular thing

Michellebops Wed 01-May-19 14:13:25

@Luckylola12 yes, 12 dpo here (13 according to flo app) but feel like it's not going be a positive.

Nausea, sore boobs and headaches 😭🤷‍♀️

CarysC Wed 01-May-19 14:58:37

This TWW is pants! I've been so busy at work last few days not had a chance to think about it but now I've got a day off today I find myself browsing FRER tests on amazon! I don't want to test too early so am trying to avoid buying any, I was a bit obsessive with the OPK tests and just know if I had an FRER test I'd do it! Plus been feeling really tired and spaced out today, could be something could be nothing. Thankfully for my sanity I'm just about to go babysit for my friends 2yo and 8mo boys for the afternoon so they'll keep me distracted! Still got 9 days until AF, I'm not going to cope!

tisonlymeagain Thu 02-May-19 09:37:59

13dpo, FRER was a BFN this morning. Gutted. Feel like there's no hope for this month now, even though been full of all types of symptoms. Hope AF doesn't take forever, I'm going out to a party this weekend and an all-day event Sunday. I could do with letting my hair down but BFN or not, if AF doesn't show I'll still feel like I can't.

CarysC Thu 02-May-19 10:05:59

@tisonlymeagain don't lose hope until AF shows, fingers crossed for you x

tisonlymeagain Thu 02-May-19 10:15:56

Thanks @CarysC trying not to but I really feel something would have shown on a test by now.

MrsC89 Thu 02-May-19 10:23:57

@tisonlymeagain you aren't out until AF is here. When is AF due?

tisonlymeagain Thu 02-May-19 10:26:37

Tomorrow by my calculations @MrsC89 Certainly feels like it could come but it's felt like that for a week.

CarysC Thu 02-May-19 11:36:29

I'm on a night shift today which will be a fairly quiet shift and we have pregnancy tests on the ward! I'm going to have to try and be good and not test. My colleague made me do one last week but I was only about 2-3DPO which I tried to tell her would deff be neg but did it anyways! Heeelp need to resist urge

MrsC89 Thu 02-May-19 15:50:56

@CarysC Try and resist, I have zero willpower so would 100% give in to peer pressure and test!

I'm getting so tempted to go get FRER shock

CarysC Thu 02-May-19 16:25:41

Just woke up from my pre night shift nap and I dreamt I tested and got a positive! That's how much it's on my mind clearly! Oh god, help 😂

mrsawhite Thu 02-May-19 19:33:13

@CarysC I had that dream last week!

Am due on Saturday. Past couple of months have come on a day or so early. So not even needed to test. I have been so convinced each time so I've decided it's not happening this month.

Luckylola12 Thu 02-May-19 21:00:05

Sorry all been so busy havent had chance to reply! Hope you are all doing okay and resisting the urge to test! I was going to buy some FRER tests tomoro but ive been put off now! I just read some reviews on their website and alot of them are about false positives!

CarysC Fri 03-May-19 01:17:06

Just tested and BFN, not sure how sensitive the tests here at work are, they're not FRER and I'm only 8/9DPO so I guess there is still hope? Right?

Luckylola12 Fri 03-May-19 07:43:17

@carysc of course theres still hope =) keep positive! Alot of people dont get a bfp until 14dpo =)

CarysC Fri 03-May-19 08:03:04

@Luckylola12 I may also have ordered some FRER from amazon on prime, they'll probably arrive today or tomorrow! 😬

tisonlymeagain Fri 03-May-19 08:18:06

AF came this morning right on schedule so back to CD1 for me.

MrsC89 Fri 03-May-19 08:40:35

Question is, do I pick up a FRER after work today?
AF is due 7th or 8th, I'm properly driving myself mad talking myself out of it.

Luckylola12 Fri 03-May-19 10:01:40

@mrsc89 af due 8th or 10th.....i cant resist im picking one up later today! Ahhhh!

Luckylola12 Fri 03-May-19 10:02:32

@carysc dont buying some today aswell! Its so close i cant resist either!

Luckylola12 Fri 03-May-19 10:03:46

@tisonlymeagain im so sorry =( fingers crossed for this cycle! Im not feeling lucky this month either....feel completley normal, no symptoms what so ever!

MrsC89 Fri 03-May-19 10:23:50

@Luckylola12 @CarysC FRER will be purchased today then, thank you for the push!
Messaged the DH saying I was going to get a FRER, he didnt put me off, so swinging by the pharmacy on my way home

Luckylola12 Fri 03-May-19 13:00:37

Just checked my app that i use and it says i should of ovulated on the 25th april and af is due on the 10th...thats 16 days not 24 right? I dont know when to test now 😟

waitingforbaby2 Fri 03-May-19 14:44:04

Good luck to everyone else but I'm out af came yesterday 2 days early

Luckylola12 Fri 03-May-19 15:33:44

Just got a big fat bfn! Will test again tomoro 😞

CarysC Fri 03-May-19 15:40:45

@MrsC89 @Luckylola12 test buddies! Mine haven't arrived yet, I think I'll wait to test on Sunday, I'll be 12DPO, and that'll be 6dayd before AF due, which is when the FRER say they'll start to pick something up. I've had slight twinges in my lower abdomen and a bit of a dragging sensation as well, probably just symptom watching

MrsC89 Fri 03-May-19 15:51:36

@CarysC 3 pharmacy's to get the FRER! Got too excited that I got them so used one straight away, it was BFN, no surprise there.
Had an IC from this morning (yes I have 100% become obsessed) realised I was late for work, so left it before time was up, came back and there was a second line on it, wasnt strong, but it was there. But I think as it was left too long it doesn't count as positive?

MrsC89 Fri 03-May-19 15:52:36

@Luckylola12 FRER was negative for me too

CarysC Fri 03-May-19 16:02:30

@MrsC89 what's an IC? Sorry if that's a stupid question 🙈

MrsC89 Fri 03-May-19 16:05:35

@CarysC one if the Internet Cheap ones, like £3 for 20

CarysC Fri 03-May-19 16:06:46

Aaaaaah, and it came up with a faint line? Picture?

MrsC89 Fri 03-May-19 16:09:21


CarysC Fri 03-May-19 16:18:27

Ooooo I see a line!! It could be a BFP, I'd wait a few more days and try the FRER again xx

MrsC89 Fri 03-May-19 16:21:32

@CarysC as much as I want there to be a line, there is one and it is coloured (didnt show too well in the photo) I think maybe I'm a bit sceptical as I dont know how long it took to show.

CarysC Fri 03-May-19 16:24:48

@MrsC89 have you got any more of the internet cheapies? Xx

MrsC89 Fri 03-May-19 16:29:43

@CarysC I do yes, seeing as the FRER was negative this afternoon I will try one in the morning.
This morning was second pee of the morning, so hope I will be awake enough tomorrow to remember first thing!

CarysC Fri 03-May-19 16:54:50

Good plan, my tests should be arrive tomorrow so I'll test first urine Sunday morning. I just know that if it's a BFN I'll be so gutted

Luckylola12 Fri 03-May-19 18:06:02

@mrsc89 @carysc is it best to use first pee of the day? Also ive got loads of vrazy thoughts going round my head! But if im gettinf afs each month i am ovulating right? Cos what if im not!?!

MrsC89 Fri 03-May-19 18:33:09

@Luckylola12 that is what I have been lead to believe, I think your levels of hcg are more concentrated so best to test with first pee of the day.

MrsC89 Sat 04-May-19 09:51:18

Morning, so I showed the DH the IC last night and he got all excited, I tried to explain my hesitations about it, dont think he was listening!
Insisted I used the other FRER this morning (even though I said I was going to use it Monday) it was negative.
I now feel in this weird kind of no man's land until AF arrives...

CarysC Sat 04-May-19 12:12:11

@MrsC89 When is AF due for you? All hope is not lost until AF arrives! Are the ICs known for giving false positives because that one looked like a faint line to me. My FRER tests are meant to arrive today and I'm really going to resist the urge to test tonight and wait for first thing tomorrow morning.

@Luckylola12 do you use OPK or BBT to help predict ovulation? I'm sure that you are ovulation if AF is coming each month, I don't know enough about it

CarysC Sat 04-May-19 12:16:34


This is what it said when I googled

"If you're getting a regular menstrual period, it most likely means that ovulation also happens regularly*.*"

Luckylola12 Sat 04-May-19 13:34:07

@carysc thanks! I was using opks but kept getting negative results so i gave up! Ill try bbt next cycle if all else fails! I just have no idea if af is due on 8th or 10th! So dont know when to test! I used one and i have 3 left!

MrsC89 Sat 04-May-19 13:45:22

@CarysC Tuesday ot Wednesday. I dont really know to be honest with you about the IC's and their reliability, I feel like I 100% brought this upon myself. I just couldn't resist the urge to test!
If you are regular then surely you just be ovulating?

Luckylola12 Sat 04-May-19 14:23:23

@mrsc89 i think you are right =) sorry just had a crazy moment! That moment when you get a bfn and just assume its never going to happen!

CarysC Sat 04-May-19 15:29:20

@Luckylola12 I never got a proper positive with the OPK either, only a faint line and then no line so I assumed I just didn't test when I had my LH surge.

@MrsC89 fingers crossed you may still get a BFP

My tests arrived from amazon.....soooooo tempted to do one now....but I know I shouldn't, AF due in 6 days but I should probably wait for first urine tomorrow....right? 🙈

Luckylola12 Sat 04-May-19 15:54:47

@carysc wait till tomoro 😁😁 just try and distract yourself!

CarysC Sat 04-May-19 16:02:20

I have cramp period like pains today, feeling a little nauseous too, but could just be AF coming, I think that I'll be getting a BFN tomorrow

MrsC89 Sat 04-May-19 16:18:53

@Luckylola12 I meant it in the most encouraging way.
I do get what you mean, I think ttc has made me full on crazy, rather than just the odd moment.

MrsC89 Sat 04-May-19 19:22:02

Just had fish for dinner, made me feel quite sick, tasted really fishy and I didnt like it, also had some chocolate earlier and it tasted bitter.
I normally love having fish when DH is out as he cant stand it, and it goes without saying I bloody love chocolate

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