April 2021 TTC - let's chat :)

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Mumofboys20122017 Mon 29-Mar-21 09:34:00

Hi everyone! We are currently trying for baby #3 This is cycle 2 and CD5. Period last week was shorter and lighter than normal, really confused me as its never been like that, did 2 tests but both BFN so trying again this month smile Not putting too much pressure on it, just going with the flow and if it happens it happens, trying not to stress too much about it 🙈 anyone else TTC this month? Hoping I can chat in here with people doing the same ❤

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tuxedocat Mon 29-Mar-21 10:05:43

Hi 💕

I’m TTC #2 and on cycle 2, stopped the pill in feb and had a withdrawal bleed late feb. Like you I had a super light bleed end of March which threw me out but had several BFN.

I’m on CD 9, using the clear blue advanced ovulation test this month checking that my body is doing it’s thing 😊 we are mostly trying to just DTD every other day to keep our chances high 🤞🏻

Mumofboys20122017 Mon 29-Mar-21 10:27:25

Hi @tuxedocat

Aw how exciting! Hoping you get BFP for #2 🤗 yea we are the same, DTD every other day! Yea when I mentioned before in another thread about my period, someone had mentioned I may have had a month I didn't ovulate and that freaked me out, was tempted to buy ovulation tests for this month but feel like I'll only stress myself more 🙈 will see how this month goes and if BFN maybe something to look into for the next cycle!

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tuxedocat Mon 29-Mar-21 10:38:08

Thanks lovely 💕 you too!

I really didn’t want to use OPKs yet (never did with my first!) but the light bleed like you, freaked me out a bit. I thought it would maybe encourage us to keep going instead of following an app!

We said we would take it chill but the BFN really made us realise how much we wanted it I think - is there anything chill about TTC?!

Mumofboys20122017 Mon 29-Mar-21 10:58:44

Thank you ❤

Aw I know what you mean! The apps can be so unreliable too! Let me know how you get on with them, and I may look into it for the next cycle, but hopefully won't have too 🤞

Aw we were exactly the same, I cried my eyes out! At least we know 100% that we definitely want another ❤ Nothing chill at all about TTC! lol

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Hxoxox Mon 29-Mar-21 11:04:02

Hi everyone! So according to two or three of the ovulation calculators my predicted ovulation date window was between Saturday and this coming Tuesday. I ran out of ovulation tests and took my last one on Friday night which was negative as when I tried to take one on Saturday it failed. Going by this it looks like my ovulation date would be nearer the Tuesday mark. I generally have 25/26 day cycle and my last period was 16th March which lasted full menstration 4 days. This is our first baby we are trying for after I came off the pill end of December.

My partner works away from home for days at a time and yesterday would have been prime opportunity (if calendar was correct) when we didn’t have sex although we did have unprotected sex Friday and Saturday. My worry is I might have missed the boat. Is it likely to still conceive 2-4 days before ovulation? I spent last night crying because I am so obsessed about ttc and having trouble sleeping. I am 34 years old and all my friends are on their 2nd/3rd child and seems to be another pregnancy announcement everyday.

Just looking for a bit advice/words of encouragement from anyone in the same situation.

Thanks smile

Mumofboys20122017 Mon 29-Mar-21 11:20:37

Hi @Hxoxox

I think the best time to have sex is the 5 days leading up to ovulation and the day of ovulation, so if Tuesday is your ovulation date, you may not have missed the boat DTD on Friday and Saturday 🤗 sperm can live in fertile CM for up to 5 days, so I would say you aren't out the game yet, fingers crossed for you!! 🤞 Aww I know how you feel, it can be mentally exhausting TTC when everyone around you seems to be getting pregnant! But positive vibes and lots of baby dust sent your way ✨ 💗

Fingers crossed for this month, but if it doesn't happen, you can always have more fun DTD next month 🤗

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Piny18 Mon 29-Mar-21 11:20:59

TTC baby number 2 ! Number 1 took us 4 months and we are about to go onto month 4 this month so fingers crossed. So frustrating not knowing when it will happen. Good luck to you all 🤞❤️

tuxedocat Mon 29-Mar-21 11:34:34

Hi @Hxoxox deffo done the right thing by having in the days leading up to O are good because there is sperm waiting 🤞🏻

Rudyroo Mon 29-Mar-21 11:34:45

Hello all! TTC #2. DD is almost 15 months. Managed to conceive last time 3rd cycle of trying properly (using OPK and generally being obsessed about it!) I thought TTC 2nd time around I might be more relaxed about it but apparently not! Haha.

I'm on CD2 just now so looking forward to going for it this month. This will be my third cycle trying again. Last week my period was 6 days late which totally threw me!

As for the light periods, I wouldn't worry too much about that. When I was trying to conceive my first my periods were so light I went to the GP about it. Obviously didn't stop me conceiving so I don't think it matters as long as you are ovulating.

Sparkles512 Mon 29-Mar-21 11:36:41

Hi can I join please 🙂

We have been TTC #1 since August.

I have very irregular cycles and my doctor doesn't think I am ovulating so I am waiting for some blood tests 🤞

Mumofboys20122017 Mon 29-Mar-21 11:59:11

@Piny18 Hi! Definitely frustrating not knowing when it will happen!! Good luck! Fingers crossed month 4 is your lucky month 🤞🤗❤

@Rudyroo hey! Haha its so hard to relax isn't it? 🙈 I'm CD 5 so we aren't too far apart! Oh no 6 days late! Gets your hopes up! Oh thats good! Mine are usually a lot heavier which is why it freaked me out a bit, but will see how this month goes, and if nothing, will consider using OPKs next month and make sure all is working OK haha.

@Sparkles512 hey! Of course! Fingers crossed that your blood tests come back with some positive news 🤞❤

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Hxoxox Mon 29-Mar-21 12:08:55

Thanks guys! I’m keeping all my fingers and toes crossed! Going that I have a slightly shorter cycle I’m hoping O date is not any later than tomorrow. I’ve been taking folic acid aswell. I don’t seem to have any signs or symptoms when I am ovulating either.

If it doesn’t happen this time I’ll definitely need to stock up on the test kits next month!

Good luck everyone

Mumofboys20122017 Mon 29-Mar-21 12:24:47

@Hxoxox fingers tightly crossed for you!! Let us know how you get on or if you get any symptoms 🤞🤗

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ShonC Mon 29-Mar-21 22:34:19

Hi All,

TTC #1 on cycle #3. Ive stage 1 endometriosis on the bladder and bowel. Not sure how long my cycles are yet as came off the pill in December so still regulating.

Baby dust to all 💫

Mumofboys20122017 Tue 30-Mar-21 12:56:11

Hi @ShonC

Sending lots of baby dust your way! Fingers crossed for you 🥰🤞

Also I'm actually CD9 today dunno why I wrote the wrong day on my first post lol, going by my app this is the best week for me to be DTD and ovulating on Saturday, so plenty of that and fingers crossed 🤗🤞

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tuxedocat Tue 30-Mar-21 15:23:52

Hi @ShonC 😊

@Mumofboys20122017 CD10 here! Premom predictes ill ovulate on Tuesday so at least I’ve got the weekend to get as much as possible 😂 I hope it’s right!

Mumofboys20122017 Tue 30-Mar-21 16:11:10

@tuxedocat oh so close together 🙊 imagine we both got BFP at the same time! Hahaha all of us having a busy weekend lol! 😂 me too 🤗

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tuxedocat Thu 01-Apr-21 20:16:11

Hi ladies!! How is everyone doing?
Had my first flashing smiley today which was great, I’m sure I’ll get sick of the sight after a few days 😂

Mumofboys20122017 Thu 01-Apr-21 21:18:15

Hi @tuxedocat 🤗

Oh yayyy!! Great news! Thats handy with the smiley face, seems easier than the other OPKs lol so I sat saying I'll just wing it this month and think about OPKs next month, but curiosity got the better of me and I amazon primed some didn't I 😂 they arrived today so I did one after work because my app is saying I'm in the days before ovulation now so I did it and I've no clue really what I'm looking at 😂 it came up with the control line and a faint test line so I logged it on that premom app and its saying low? So I presume it'll get darker as the days go on then maybe? I'll just keep using them to see anyway! Lol

Hope you are well 🤗

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Mumofboys20122017 Thu 01-Apr-21 21:18:58

Hi @tuxedocat 🤗

Oh yayyy!! Great news! Thats handy with the smiley face, seems easier than the other OPKs lol so I sat saying I'll just wing it this month and think about OPKs next month, but curiosity got the better of me and I amazon primed some didn't I 😂 they arrived today so I did one after work because my app is saying I'm in the days before ovulation now so I did it and I've no clue really what I'm looking at 😂 it came up with the control line and a faint test line so I logged it on that premom app and its saying low? So I presume it'll get darker as the days go on then maybe? I'll just keep using them to see anyway! Lol

Hope you are well 🤗

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tuxedocat Fri 02-Apr-21 08:35:09

@Mumofboys20122017 that’s right - the test line will start to get darker the closer you get and I believe it has to be much darker than the control line but I’ve read it can depend on each persons LH levels. My cheapies have steadily gotten darker but they’re still faint. I’ve been testing am and pm 🤣
I still feel quite chilled and I’m doing it out of curiosity at this point. I’m hopeful the progression just shows my body is hopefully working as it should 🙌🏻

Any plans for Easter ladies?

Onehotmess Fri 02-Apr-21 13:52:43

TTC #3 😱 never thought I would be saying that 😂 DS 9 and DD 6 so I thought we were probably done. I’m in ‘fertile window’ (ov from tracker is 5th) so DTD every day until then! 🤪😬 hubby will think it’s his birthday 😂😂 where are we all in the cycle? X

Onehotmess Fri 02-Apr-21 13:54:06

Also I’m 39 and only my closest friend knows the ‘plan!’ As I think some might judge me! Oh and my hubby knows obvs! 😂

tuxedocat Fri 02-Apr-21 20:26:38

Welcome @Onehotmess no judgment here 🥰

On a whim I tested with a cheapie OPK and it’s positive! Tested the clearblue and ive got my static smiley 🥳

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