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#101 vintage.blue

Posted 09 February 2012 - 09:02 PM

QUOTE (Brie9 @ 09/02/2012, 06:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm guessing AF is your period?What is DPO?CD?

I'm not too sure about OPKs, sorry. There are others using them though, so hopefully someone knows but what szj said above is my understanding of them too original.gif

AF = aunty flow = period
DPO = days past ovulation
CD = cycle day

hope that helps original.gif

#102 aurora sleeping

Posted 10 February 2012 - 06:56 PM

Welcome Brie9!!!! Feel free to ask any time you're not sure what something means - I spent ages trying to work heaps of them out!!! OPK is Ovulation Predictor Kit (I'm sure you knew that one, but just making sure!). It will be positive when there is an LH Surge and that surge normally occurs 24-48 hours before you ovulate. So, that's why it's called a predictor. You'll probably have to stop before the LH surge happens, but you may want to continue testing anyway so you know when you did ovulate for future reference, if it doesn't happen this time round. That's what I'm doing this month - I got a very faint line this morning (which is still a negative test) and then did one just then and there wasn't even a hint of a line. I'm going to stop 4 days before I should be ovulating so that means tonight is the last night and I should get a positive OPK in a couple of days. So, I'll have one last BD (Baby Dancing) tonight and then will keep doing OPKs until I get a positive one just so I know when I actually ovulated (my cycle is annoyingly irregular).

Alluneedislove CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!  eexcite.gif  eexcite.gif Sounds like it's definitely positive, any line is still a line, it may just be very early. Agghhhhhh so exciting for you mate, I'm hoping it's your little man who's making himself nice and comfy in there!!!! Looking forward to hearing it confirmed!!!! WOOHOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!! eexcite.gif  eexcite.gif  eexcite.gif  eexcite.gif  eexcite.gif Thanks for the link too.

Yeah szj I'm with you - not a big fan of the OPKs but I'm worried that my CM is affected by, um, remnants of BDing... Cuz we use some lubricant (sorry if TMI - Too Much Information!). Do you reckon that affects CM (cervical mucous) at all??? It sounds on track at the moment as today was the first day it changed and I had planned for this day to be the last day BDing so hopefully it all goes according to plan!!! Wish I had ovulation pains, sounds like yours are a very helpful indicator!

Awww clm we will miss you in here but hope you get your BFP (Big Fat Positive Brie) very soon, and who knows??? It may be your little guy coming when he's ready.  bbighug.gif

Aqua when are you testing???

PS - I hope people are okay with me shortening their names when I reply - I find it a bit easier to remember people, but just let me know if there's any probs with that.  original.gif

#103 szj

Posted 10 February 2012 - 07:44 PM

Hi Aurora!!! sounds like you have it all sorted.....and YEP! I have heard it is harder to tell with CM after unprotected sex as it's mixed with 'other' things  ohmy.gif  I hope I am aware enough of where I am in my cycle to piece it all together! Sounds like you certainly are  original.gif

ME----AF has started today, so here we go!!!! I am so very nervous! I have just beeen researching a new private midwife who has started in our town, I'd love to go through the pregnancy with her, BUT it's so FREAKING expensive!! We have no private health so the hospital will charge $400 a night to stay!!

#104 aurora sleeping

Posted 11 February 2012 - 12:52 AM

Oh gosh szj, we will see!!!! Aggghhhh don't feel like it's all sorted. My mentality is that I am trying for a girl and if, after all that, I have a boy, he was meant to be here.  yyes.gif  And yeah, unprotected sex has thrown me a bit so I'm really relying a bit on the OPKs. But I've used them for a few months so I know how my CM normally goes, and it actually matches with the OPKs pretty well. I'm a bit busy this weekend fyi, going to see the musical Oliver! tomorrow and then my Mum's group is having a night out tomorrow  night. Might pop in on Sunday to see how everyone is going.

Yikes szj, yep that's a bit exxy for the hospital stay - but at least you know way ahead - if you feel it's worth it, go for it, I say. A good friend of mine is a midwife who's employed by an OB and I'll probably go with him again (had him for DS, he works in a team and someone else delivered DS but he was awesome as well).

Have a great weekend!  biggrin.gif

#105 vintage.blue

Posted 12 February 2012 - 07:15 PM

QUOTE (aurora sleeping @ 10/02/2012, 07:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Aqua when are you testing???

welllll, in theory, I'd be waiting until the 24th of Feb, but in reality???? I'm not sure?!?! Probable the 22nd or so?? Eeeek! What about you??

szj - woo hoo!!! here we go! I went private with my last 2, but next time I'm going public. We cancelled our private health insurance and can't really afford it plus the out of pocket expenses. I'm hoping I get some lovely midwives. I think I'll hire a doula too for extra support.

Was thinking that maybe we need a little list to see where everyone is up to in their cycle?? Not heaps of info, but maybe just user name, TTC#1,2,3 etc, CD, testing day, gender swinging for??

aqua. TTC#3. CD18. testing Feb 24th. swinging for a girl

what do you think?? I've been going back in the thread to see what everyone is up to, but it's hard to keep track! original.gif

#106 vintage.blue

Posted 12 February 2012 - 07:17 PM

hmmm, maybe without the CD on the list?? Otherwise it'll have to be updated all the time and we might get off track???

#107 aurora sleeping

Posted 12 February 2012 - 07:32 PM

Well aqua AF is due on 28th Feb but I might test earlier than that - the only thing that would stop me is the knowledge that we may not get a BFP this month as we BD'd quite far away from O (in trying to sway for a girl) so yeah, I don't want to get my hopes up... But maybe that's the very reason I should test early!!! Arrrgghhhhh who am I kidding???? I'll probably test early!!!! What's the earliest I can test??? 6 days before??? I think First Response does 6 days before, so maybe will do that...

And a list would be GREAT!!! Maybe something like:

aurora sleeping
Swaying for a GIRL  ppinkstork.gif
Testing: 22nd Feb

So we can see what other kids people have? Woo!

#108 szj

Posted 12 February 2012 - 08:14 PM

Add me ladies!!!!!  original.gif

Mumma to DD, DS, DS (born sleeping), DS
Swaying for a GIRL  
Testing: 10th March

#109 Alluneedislove

Posted 12 February 2012 - 10:10 PM

Great to see we all getting busy ...

My GP's appointment is on Thursday. I only tested once the other day and am deliberately waiting until Thursday, knowing better each day that it is becoming a reality eexcite.gif . Yeah!!!!!!

Been finding hard to keep a secret though ... Please tell me when should we (DH and I) start to tell our DD (she's 8, I know it's been a while!) ???

Guess I'd have to move to the "Due October 2012" mansion soon.

Happy swaying ladies ... tthumbs.gif

#110 Alluneedislove

Posted 12 February 2012 - 10:24 PM

Oh szj and aurora sleeping, thanks for the support. We are definitely finding out the sex.. I hope that will be very easy anyway tthumbs.gif ...

Will keep you updated my dears ...

Edited by Alluneedislove, 12 February 2012 - 10:24 PM.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 11:41 AM

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