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#1 Canberragirl1990

Posted 02 February 2018 - 10:32 AM

Hi ladies,

I know It's only 2nd of Feb, but AF arrived this morning so creating a March convo early :-) I hope we have a swarm of BFP's coming up!!

Introduce yourself with a quick summary if you feel up to it:

Me - 28 (on 11/2/18) DH - 28
TTC #1 now for 8 cycles
Chemical pregnancy September 2017 no other BFP's

:-) xx

#2 Sailor4

Posted 02 February 2018 - 11:10 AM

Thanks for creating the thread Canberragirl! Bit sad that we are both here and it's only the 2nd of Feb but I am feeling optimistic for this month. Hopefully you are too!

I'm 24 and DH is 28. TTC #1, 3rd cycle, no BFPs yet. Although I feel like this is our first proper cycle (1st mth DH was on meds that affected fertility, 2nd mth DH was away most of fertile period).

This will be our first mth using OPKs (DH told me this morning to pick up some pee sticks and start peeing on them 'or whatever you do.' Had to tell him it's a bit early for that, need to wait at least a week haha). I've decided against IC, I want something I can confidently rely on. Does anyone have a preference for clear blue vs FRER?

#3 Canberragirl1990

Posted 02 February 2018 - 12:28 PM

Hey Sailor4, sounds like my DH! They're so funny sometimes - sort of know what happens and how, but don't really know the details ;-)

I used FRER for one cycle, but was unsure as the lines were sooo close to being as dark as the control line but not quite darker than, so it was hard to be precise. I am going to try Clearblue this cycle :-)

DH told me this morning he would like to start menevit, as I'm on elevit and he said he'd like to take them too just in case they do help - can't hurt right?!

#4 Sailor4

Posted 02 February 2018 - 12:43 PM

They are funny about it aren't they!

Magic thanks, I will pick clear blue up over the weekend.

DH came home with a bottle of menevit the other day as well, so this will be our first full cycle with him on that. Not sure if it will make a difference but can't do any harm!

#5 SD_33

Posted 02 February 2018 - 06:07 PM

Wow that's so great that both your guys are into the menevit!! My doc and his both said it's 100% necessary for them to take it.. after all they are 50% of this equation.
Sorry you are both out so early this month, fingers crossed for March for you both!!

#6 Monna

Posted 02 February 2018 - 07:58 PM

Sorry you guys are out for Feb already :(

I'm just stalking this page early (it will be nearly March by the time I likely test anyway) and thought I'd add my 2c. Personally I started using Clearblue as I find them much easier to use, rather than trying to decipher lines. I got pregnant first try using the Clearblue dual hormone opk in September last year (but sadly a blighted ovum) so I feel like I've had good luck with them in the past!

Sailor4 your hubby sounds like mine, just today he asked me if I've pee'd on any sticks yet this month. It's now basically his way of asking if we need to start getting busy for the month :lol:

#7 v8jessi

Posted 02 February 2018 - 08:30 PM

Iโ€™m pretty sure Iโ€™m out for February as well.

Iโ€™m 28, DH is 29.
I have a 5 year old from a previous relationship but DH and I have been trying for nearly three years with no luck.

#8 _katieT_

Posted 02 February 2018 - 09:18 PM

Hi ladies, I wondered a couple of days ago If it was too soon for a march thread ๐Ÿ˜‚ Bummer we here though ๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿป

Me: turning 34 on Tuesday and DH 35. DS almost 3. Ttc #2. January BD has been off limits due to cold and flu so next fertile window is mid Feb. I will be due to yet early march.

This will be going into cycle #11 for us but 12 months actively trying (two months break last year) and a good 18 months since I was ready to start, but had to wait for hubby to get on board. Starting to struggle a bit, feeling old and with a toddler, job etc it's a lot of extra pressure ttc. I'll give it a few more months then see the dr. I think we just need to have more sex.

Fx for us all this month!

#9 EXU

Posted 04 February 2018 - 12:36 PM

Hi Everyone

I was due 1st of August, however had a miscarriage a week ago, naturally in hospital, so I'm not sure when my cycle will return. However I'm away for 2 weeks soon without DH, so unless it happens to return at the 2 week mark, this month will be out.

Edited by EXU, 15 October 2018 - 09:37 PM.

#10 Prayingforpink

Posted 04 February 2018 - 04:06 PM

Hey all joining here too...

Today is cd 4 ... guessing ill be out for feb too so here i am..

About me
Im 30 ttc since 1 May 2017..

Have two children from previous relationship  7 & 10 so a bit of a gap...this will be my partners first . but im having a bit of trouble getting cycling after Jadelle  removal i was told i could get preg from day of removal... many drs trips and many sticks peed on later chuck in a cycle of primalot another dr trip ended up with me being diagnosed with PCOS two weeks ago and now on metformin and i also have insulin resitance..

Been on the met 10 days and lost two kgs and started my period on cd 44 which was an improvement from cd 67 & cd 56 which were my last two af days.  Temps and blood tests so far are showing im ovulating which is great. Im goving the met 3 months to work then we see a specialist after that if we arent succesfull.

Im positive ill be preg by end of the year. Fingers xsed anyway.

Hope you all have a short stay on this board and hope to see alot of BFPs xx  depending where ff pinpoints my o will depend when im testing. X aiming for a sub 30 day cycle this month!

#11 classic_chick

Posted 04 February 2018 - 05:54 PM

Hey girls I guess I'll join for this month :)

I am 28, husband is 37. We have been TTC for 1 year & 3 months, though we had a more 'relaxed' style in the beginning, I just stopped birth control and waited. No results as yet so this year we are being more proactive about it. Unfortunately he is away for work for 3 1/2 weeks so xx for March.

#12 Pinkberry85

Posted 04 February 2018 - 10:31 PM

Hi All,

Hubby and I are are ttc #3. Had my Mirena removed Jan 23rd and now waiting for AF to try and work out my cycle. I havenโ€™t had AF since March 2011 what with having 2 babies, breastfeeding and then the mirena!

I think going by CM I ovulate around the end of the month so will be going by that, which means Iโ€™ll be testing mid March.

#13 Canberragirl1990

Posted 06 February 2018 - 09:56 AM

Welcome ladies, I'm sorry there is more of us joining this thread so early! Sorry for all the BFN's and also your MC, EXU :-(

I hate this time almost as much as the TWW, the bit in between AF & FW!! My AF only ever lasts 2-3 days if i'm lucky and it's always light-medium (I am NOT complaining!) but I had AF for 2 days, then it stopped completely for 24 hours, and then has been followed by 2 days of brown spotting which has thrown me off a little.

Just plodding along waiting for my FW! I've started temping, which isn't as bad as I thought it would be. I am going to plot it on a graph with my RHR as well and will be interesting to see if there is a correlation (I'll probably need to do this for a few months to see one!)

Hoping everyone is having a nice start to the week so far xx

#14 Sailor4

Posted 06 February 2018 - 07:04 PM

Welcome to all the newcomers! Fingers crossed March is your month :)

Canberragirl I am the same. Usually a super short period (2 days max) and light-medium. This time I had 4 days, heavy, with horrendous cramps. Which although is still nothing compared to most ladies, it was not what I was expecting!

I'm buying OPKs Thurs. Was thinking of starting to use them from CD9. Would that be reasonable?

Edited by Sailor4, 06 February 2018 - 07:05 PM.

#15 Baby_steps

Posted 07 February 2018 - 06:58 AM

Hello ladies, I'm joining this month! CD1 for me, after my first 2 cycles off the pill where we were ntnp so I could get to know my cycle a bit off the pill. I'm stoked that I'm pretty sure ovulation happened both months. Anyway, we have decided we are going to 'try' this month so I'm hopping on board. All the best to you all and hoping to see lots of bfps coming!

#16 Canberragirl1990

Posted 07 February 2018 - 07:16 AM

View PostSailor4, on 06 February 2018 - 07:04 PM, said:

Welcome to all the newcomers! Fingers crossed March is your month Posted Image

Canberragirl I am the same. Usually a super short period (2 days max) and light-medium. This time I had 4 days, heavy, with horrendous cramps. Which although is still nothing compared to most ladies, it was not what I was expecting!

I'm buying OPKs Thurs. Was thinking of starting to use them from CD9. Would that be reasonable?

I'm going to start CD8, just in case. It's my first time using Clear blue, but I've heard good things about it.

Also my first time temping - had a question:

I orally check temp every morning at 6:30am when my alarm goes off. This morning DH woke early for a wee at 5am and I woke up as well. I don't think I actually fell back asleep properly and just dozed? I thought at the time that I should have done my temp and in hind sight that was probably the correct thing to do as my temp rose. Any got any tips for temping??


#17 Sailor4

Posted 09 February 2018 - 08:40 PM

Ooh sorry Canberragirl. I have no experience with temping so I'm not sure. How are you going with it now?

I did my first OPK to get the baseline measure today. Clearblue says to use first urine after longest sleep. Is this correct? I've heard people saying testing between 12-8pm is best for OPKs so I'm confused!

#18 Sailor4

Posted 11 February 2018 - 10:07 AM

I got my first flashy smiley face today! We were both so excited. CD10, so we will get busy over the next few days and wait for solid smiley.

#19 C00kieMonster

Posted 11 February 2018 - 05:22 PM

Hey girls. Jumping in for March. Af is in her last days of her visit. Will buy CB opk to help ID ovulation but Ovia is predicting my fertile window to fall over my birthday which works great as we've already lined up grandma for babysitting duty ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ˜œ

#20 Tizzy

Posted 11 February 2018 - 10:38 PM

Hi Ladies jumping over bfn today at 11dpo so expecting af in a few days (booo).

#21 Canberragirl1990

Posted 12 February 2018 - 09:11 AM

I am persisting with the temping, despite waking up early on some days. It's all a bit up and down and I might not see a pattern until i'm a couple of months in?

I had my first flashing smiley face on CD8 with a clear blue, which is a bit early than I thought it would be (I started CD7, as my last 3 cycles have only been 25 days long) and this morning was my 4th flashing smiley in a row. DH has been sick for the last week, but we managed to BD yesterday (my Birthday - yay!) and will try for every 2nd day, but after yesterday's BD at lunch I immediately had a really super strong UTI, which was completely random (I am prone to UTI's, but can usually feel them coming/starting and can up my cranberry tablets and take hiprex before it really flares up).

So unfortunately, I didn't have a fun time yesterday afternoon and DH joked and said no more BD for me!

Antibiotics have helped immensely, so I'm hoping we're all good for some more BD (will try for every 2nd day if I can manage it and it doesn't make my symptoms worse!)

Hope everyone had a lovely weekend!

#22 Sailor4

Posted 12 February 2018 - 05:56 PM

I'm sorry to hear you are here cookiemonster and tizzy. Good luck for this month!

That's really early Canberragirl! When do you expect to O? I hope the UTI stays at bay, sounds awful.

AFM, loads of EWCM today so I'm even more excited now. I love this part of TTC, when you feel like you are in with a chance but before the disheartening stage of the TWW haha

#23 Mimmy91

Posted 12 February 2018 - 07:11 PM

Im 26, Husband is 43

I am in more of a hurry than him, mainly because I had to have a d&c last year because of abnormal bleeding. in CD2 so Feb is off limits.

I am a little high anxiety, all  the time so it is odd to me to be striving for what is normal to change.

I have always wanted to be  a mother, and hope I can be a good one.

Fingers crossed for good news in March

#24 Sailor4

Posted 13 February 2018 - 08:08 AM

I'm sure you will be a great mother Mimi! All the best for March

I got another flashy smiley this morning. Thought that after the EWCM, I would have a solid smiley today. How many days of flashy smiley do you guys normally get?

#25 Canberragirl1990

Posted 13 February 2018 - 11:17 AM

Welcome Mimmy, hope your stay isn't long!

I have had my 5th day of flashing smiley's this morning! and a bit of "school glue" like mucus, thought I'd get some more EWCM (I had some on CD9/10) But it may be the UTI mucking me around??

Had a temp dip the last 2 days, so I'm assuming O day today/tomorrow! Going to try and get some BD in tonight and tomorrow (I'll see how I go, for now my UTI is behaving..)
Will do another CB O stick tonight and then again tomorrow, hope for a solid smiley face soon!! :-)

Good luck everyone xx

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