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Mich2020 Fri 29-Nov-19 14:13:21

Eeek today I got my first flashing smiley face on clearblue digital opk, how long should I expect it to be flashy before turning static? Anyone used these? X

ceebee21 Fri 29-Nov-19 14:21:01

@Mich2020 everyone is different, could be 2,3,4 etc.

Some people have had 10 - me being one of them, but usually I have around 4 before my static smiley xx

Mich2020 Fri 29-Nov-19 14:23:04

Ohhh okay thank you 😊 hope it doesn't take too long, I'm so impatient. Fingers crossed 🤞🏻 x

Lori86 Fri 29-Nov-19 18:55:48

I got my first flashy face too today, I was afraid it wouldn't happen as I'm still breastfeeding my ds so was half afraid it would stop me ovulating. Fingers crossed it changes to solid soon!!

sarahc336 Fri 29-Nov-19 18:56:40

I normally get about 3 days and then I get my static xx

TwinkleStars15 Fri 29-Nov-19 19:19:41

@Lori86 I’m breastfeeding my daughter and still ovulating - if you got a flashy then your body is working! Good luck (and no need to wean like a lot of people tell you!)

Lori86 Fri 29-Nov-19 19:56:26

Twinklestars that's great to hear. I really want him to wean himself naturally so was hoping it wouldn't cause an issue xx

Waiting1987 Fri 29-Nov-19 20:14:22

I'm on day three of flashing!!!

Also still breastfeeding and not had many periods so really hoping everything is working again!

TwinkleStars15 Fri 29-Nov-19 20:22:54

@Waiting1987 three day’s is normal, average seems to be 4, but I’ve had 8 before. It does depend on how early you start testing. It’s taken a few months but I now know that I’ll usually get my static on CD 16/17.

Lori86 Fri 29-Nov-19 20:57:40

It's good to know there's other people going through the same. Fingers crossed for all of you x

Waiting1987 Fri 29-Nov-19 21:22:02

I could live with 4 days of flashing! DH is away for a month on Tue so fingers crossed static happens Sunday 🤞

Waiting1987 Fri 29-Nov-19 21:23:56

How old are your children @Lori86 and @TwinkleStars15 ? DS is almost 2 and I was hoping to have weaned by now but hasn't happened.

TwinkleStars15 Fri 29-Nov-19 21:55:22

@Waiting1987 my daughter is nearly 2.5. If you are hoping for him to naturally wean it may not happen for quite a while yet. The average age of natural term weaning is between 4-7 I believe.

How long are your cycles? What day are are you on?

Waiting1987 Fri 29-Nov-19 22:03:23

@TwinkleStars15 I've used pill/implant for around 5 months since jan 2018, and had 3 periods. Breastfeeding definitely seems to stop my cycles!

4-7 seems like such a long time... but I would be gutted to stop. He loves it so much!

Ltraynor Fri 29-Nov-19 22:07:13

@Waiting1987 my wee boy is 13, nearly 14 months. I'd really like him to wean naturally, he only feeds at night now though so it might not be too far away. Well done for feeding so long x

Lori86 Sat 30-Nov-19 08:59:55

I got a solid smiley face this morning. Good to know that bfing doesn't stop ovulation. I have been using an app that predicted my ovulation for next week so we haven't been dtd as often as we could have been though!! Does that mean I've probably missed the boat for this month?

Waiting1987 Sat 30-Nov-19 09:05:05

Static smiley here too today!!

@Lori86 I think dtd today and tomorrow gives you the best chance.

We dtd last night but won't manage today so guessing I'm probably out.

TwinkleStars15 Sat 30-Nov-19 09:12:58

@Lori86 great, dtd today/tomorrow and you’ll be just fine!

@Waiting1987 definitely not out, I conceived this month from dtd 2 days before ovulation. Try and dtd tomorrow if you can, for an extra shot at it.

Lori86 Sat 30-Nov-19 09:29:06

@Waiting1987 ah that's great, best of luck for today & tomorrow.
The phone won't let me tag twinkle stars but congratulations. I hope you're feeling ok. How does it feel bfing while pregnant? I remember how painful my breasts were ib the 1st trimester with my wee boy & I cringe at the thought of bfing at the same time.
I posted earlier in the thread using my tablet which must be logged in under a username I created when I was pregnant with ds, Ltraynor is me too!! I forgot I had even set that account up back then.

Waiting1987 Sat 30-Nov-19 09:46:37

That's reassuring @TwinkleStars15 thank! We aren't even meant to be trying this cycle but i thought since it could take a while we might as well start now.

@Lori86 I'm also worried about feeding and pregnancy. I've noticed it's been more uncomfortable the last few days which I'm assuming is because of hormones.

There's a chance we could dtd tonight but more likely it'll be tomorrow. I suppose they recommend just dtd every 2-3 days so if I wasn't tracking ovulation I wouldn't be worried about missing today.

TwinkleStars15 Sat 30-Nov-19 09:59:02

@Lori86 unfortunately it was a chemical pregnancy this time around. I fell pregnant last year but also miscarried at 11 weeks, but luckily my nipples didn’t hurt during that one, although milk supply did reduce around 8 weeks, thankfully it came back after the ercp. Good luck this cycle!

@Waiting1987 yes my nipples become extremely sensitive for 3 days around ovulation every cycle, it’s one of the signs I know I’m ovulating. It’s not unbearable though.

Lori86 Sat 30-Nov-19 10:23:26

Oh twinkle I'm so sorry to hear about your losses. Fingers & toes crossed for you for next cycle xx

Waiting1987 Sat 30-Nov-19 11:06:37

Sorry about your losses @TwinkleStars15

Mich2020 Sun 01-Dec-19 16:34:29

Still a flashy smiley face this morning. Hoping for static tomorrow 🤞🏻 xx

Lori86 Sun 01-Dec-19 18:36:03

@Mich2020 fingers crossed for you, I'm sure it'll happen soon. When you do get your static smiley are you going to stop testing for this month? I lost the leaflet that came with the cb tests but I thought I had read that I can use the reader next month with any leftover sticks?

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