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Anyone testing just before Christmas?

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iswhois Thu 28-Nov-19 16:15:29

Quite upset as the smileys don't have their Santa hats on yet.

AF arrived 2 days ago so I will probably be testing around 21st December (cycles are about 24 days)

Anyone else???

SonjaMorgan Fri 06-Dec-19 13:24:21

@crazychemist thank you. I am keeping everything crossed.

If I do ovulate I won't be drinking in the two week wait. I am far too hard on myself and if I had a miscarriage (even though I know it wouldn't be related) I would take it badly.

Pwd1 Fri 06-Dec-19 13:43:33

@Mystie I only had one last month i think but i was so ill I couldnt have drunk if I wanted to. If we do get a BFP on the 18th I'm not sure how I'll explain my not drinking over christmas

Loubell19 Fri 06-Dec-19 15:32:48

Hey all hope you dont mind me joining! I'm cycle 1 for baby no 1 had my implant out 2 weeks ago and I'm ovulating today! So will be testing 21st december if I dont give in sooner!

HerondaleDucks Fri 06-Dec-19 17:25:32

Same as me @Loubell19
I'm planning ways to seduce my dh tonight... I don't want to kill the mood and say you have to have sex with me because this is the week to have sex!

Loubell19 Fri 06-Dec-19 17:34:38

@HerondaleDucks that eas my plan initially but OH Is at a works do so have said he cant be out too late 🤣! Fingers crossed for the both of us!

debbs77 Sat 07-Dec-19 08:27:49

Sorry to slightly change the topic, but can anyone advise on a healthy weight loss diet while trying to conceive? I'd like to lose at least a stone, two if possible, as soon as possible

Loubell19 Sat 07-Dec-19 08:33:08

@debbs77 slimming world is the only diet recommended by the royal college of gynaecologists during pregnancy so if actively TTC that's prob best.

debbs77 Sat 07-Dec-19 08:43:49

Thank you xx

TunnocksTcake Sat 07-Dec-19 08:49:16

@debbs77 slimming world is great, I managed to do it from home without going to the groups because I couldn't make any meetings near me so that's an option if you don't want the group support. Also free! grin I was losing 2 lbs a weeks consistently

debbs77 Sat 07-Dec-19 09:08:36

Do you follow a regular slimming world plan? Or one specifically for pregnancy?

IslayBrigid Sat 07-Dec-19 10:21:52

Hey ladies. I'm now on CD 14 and just got what I think is a positive LH test. What do you guys think?? Would you count this as positive? It's the bottom test on the page... Help/advice appreciated!

Blondeandbroody Sat 07-Dec-19 10:32:22

@debbs77 I've been doing SW For a while and it's the only diet I can follow consistently (provided my motivation sticks around for long enough) I fully intend to stay on it whilst pregnant but you just have to tweak the plan. I wanna limit the amount I gain, as I am currently still unhappy with my weight, making good strides tho!

I've been doing slimming world this week first week in a while I've stuck to it after losing 21lbs in summer and I've lost 4lbs. I don't go to group I just know the plan well by now and you can find everything online so never bothered with group x

Blondeandbroody Sat 07-Dec-19 10:36:03

@debbs77 as I understand it you just have 2 healthy extra a and b instead of 1 each or something like that whilst pregnant and obviously cut out anything you can't have whilst pregnant too!
I've created a thread for this specific topic already I'll tag you x

Loubell19 Sat 07-Dec-19 16:20:31

@debbs77 yeah I think you have 2 healthy extra b instead of 1, they've already increased the plan to 2 healthy extra a's for everyone it seems.

@IslayBrigid yep I'd say that's positive but usually higher in the afternoon I bet if you repeated it this afternoon or evening (as long as your wee isn't too dilute) it will be the same or possible even darker- that's what happened with me yesterday, its now starting to fade which I understand means I'm probably ovulating now x

iswhois Sat 07-Dec-19 18:24:50

@IslayBrigid I have been having mine come out EXACTLY like that for a week now, I think some people never get the really strong line.

IslayBrigid Sat 07-Dec-19 20:18:42

Hey @Loubell19 and @iswhois thanks for the replies smile I did in fact do the test again this afternoon and it was much darker so a clear positive. I've not had any EWCM yet this cycle tho and I usually get it on same day as LH positive tests. But I haven't done that many LH tests in past so I'm bit sure 🧐
We BD yesterday but not sure we will be able to today. We are renovating and it's super draining and tiring! Just had a slightly difficult chat with OH as I was like, ok, so are we having sex tonight? And he felt pressured amidst all the house pressure. I've realised yesterday is probably fine if I ovulate tomorrow or Monday....

TunnocksTcake Sun 08-Dec-19 09:07:39

@IslayBrigid yeah yesterday will be fine to cover today or Monday. do you temp?
I never used to get strong positives on those tests, I think I have a short surge and would miss it when I was at work or something. Only time I got one was 11am on a Saturday 🤷🏻‍♀️ I would say yours is definitely pretty close!

IslayBrigid Sun 08-Dec-19 12:52:29

@TunnocksTcake thanks for your message smile we did end up getting between the sheets late last night. Now it looks like I am ovulating today so guess it's covered! Have any of you heard of the Shettles theory for boy/girl? What do you think? I'm guessing it's probably not reliable. But it's an interesting theory.

So I guess I'll be testing on about 21 Dec 🙌 exciting! It's our first month trying so don't want to get my hopes up but definitely exciting... smile

IslayBrigid Sun 08-Dec-19 12:55:36

@TunnocksTcake and yes I ma measuring temp. I have been using the natural cycles app for the last year as contraception (worked super well ) so when we switched to trying it was useful as I have a rough idea of when I do ovulate. But my ovulation fluctuates. Once it was day 13, once it was day 20. It's usually about day 15-17 though. I'm cd 15 today and it thinks I'm ovulating today as I had a dip in temperature, and as I did another lh test this morn and it came back negative so I guess the surge was yesterday. We shall see! Tomorrow also fine smile

How about you? Are you temp charting?

debbs77 Sun 08-Dec-19 13:14:21

I'm convinced we have been successful this month. Will be gobsmacked if I don't get a positive test over christmas!!

TunnocksTcake Sun 08-Dec-19 13:19:03

@IslayBrigid yeah I started temping when we had been ttc for a couple of months, wish I had started earlier. I also have different ov dates each month, somewhere between 15-21! It looks like it was day 17 this month, got my crosshairs this morning which is always satisfying! I think I will be due around 20th/ 21st too! Hoping to stay calmer during this tww 🤞🏻

IslayBrigid Sun 08-Dec-19 16:39:42

@TunnocksTcake yay I hope you get a positive this month! I'm sure charting temp is super helpful. If I hadn't been the last year I would have assumed I ovulate around day 14 and if it had been a month where I ovulated day 19 or 20 the chances are drastically reduced! I love how much we can learn about our bodies through the process of temp charting or monitoring CM. Very interesting!

@debbs77 fingers crossed for you! If you have a good feeling it's a good sign 🙃

IslayBrigid Sun 08-Dec-19 16:42:19

Also this is my first tww so totally not sure how I'll deal with it... I'm kind of ok if it doesn't happen straight away, although I would of course like it to. I feel like as long as I know we did the deed at the right time then that's all we can really do..... So yes I'm looking FWD to confirmation I've ovulated and then I hope I can just relax and sit back to wait it out. I'm still a bit worried I'll ovulate like cd 18 or 19 (even though I had the LH surge yesterday so this is highly unlikely!). Also I guess we can just have sex again tomorrow if I haven't ovulated by then.. 🧐🙈😂

Jessmary94 Sun 08-Dec-19 18:07:33

Ooo can I join!? This is our first month TTC so all very new and exciting. I think I am ovulating today and af due on the 21st so hoping for a bfp just before Xmas but as this is our first month and we are still figuring things out we aren't hopeful. This will be our first 2ww and I'm excited to test already 🤞
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Jh2019 Sun 08-Dec-19 21:01:34

Hi there, I'd like to join please! @xSLPx snap, I'm also due AF on Christmas day fsmile

This is cycle 3 for me, trying to stay more relaxed this time but easier said than done! Tracking ovulation with CB digital, predicting it on Thursday if this cycle is similar to previous. Also just bought a thermometer so going to add in BBT tracking. My luteal phase has only been ~10 days the past 2 cycles, so worried it is a bit short, but good to hear that others have not necessarily found that a barrier, thanks @crazychemist

Best of luck to all!

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