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Old Feb 8th, 2012, 04:50 AM   1601
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Oh how awful for your friend, Shh.

It's the one thing I'm terrified of. I think part of me still doesn't think it's real and I don't want to get too attached if anything happens. I'm thinking positive though, I'm healthy, eating right, never smoked, not a big drinker etc.. Praying everything is ok, it's just a long hard wait until the 12 week scan.



 
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Old Feb 8th, 2012, 10:27 AM   1602
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I'm so sorry about your friend, Shh. That's terrifying. I think smawfl's approach is the best one...even my worrywart mother said "There's little you can do either way so it's best not to torment yourself by thinking about it." Easier said than done, of course. Especially when someone you know is going through it.

Gimgem, here's what we did:
I took prenatal vitamins and these horrible fertility supplements called Michael's Reproductive Factors. Stopped taking the latter a few days after ov I think.
Drank about 12oz grapefruit juice every morning until ov. Mostly because I like grapefruit juice. Didn't notice a difference in CM (in fact I had no EWCM at all that cycle -- not unusual for me but I do sometimes have some).
Used preseed, externally starting about 4 days before ov and then with an applicator 2 and 1 days before and on ov day.
I'd been charting and noticing CM for several months so I knew what to expect with that and had a good sense of my usual timing.
Used OPKs (for the first time) starting 5 days before ov. It was an IC brand. Got three days of positives, the second of which I think was ov day.
BD 8, 7, 6, 4, 3, 2, 1 days before ov, the day of, and the day after (when I was pretty sure I had ovulated but still got a positive OPK). 6 days before was the first day I noticed a lot of wet CM; before that it was just for fun. We were traveling on the day of ov so it wasn't really every 24 hours, but once every calendar day.

Whew! I think that's all the stuff we did that month. Like others, I'd read that BD every day was good assuming normal sperm counts, and since we didn't have any reason to think DH was low we figured we'd go for every day.

It was exhausting at the time but now I miss it



 
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Old Feb 8th, 2012, 10:32 AM   1603
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It was exhausting at the time but now I miss it
LOL me too - but I'm too exhausted all the time!



 
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Old Feb 8th, 2012, 13:20 PM   1604
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Feeling pretty good about this month *crossing my fingers* Trying not to get my hopes up too much, but I can't help but have a good feeling about February!



 
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Old Feb 8th, 2012, 13:25 PM   1605
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Feeling pretty good about this month *crossing my fingers* Trying not to get my hopes up too much, but I can't help but have a good feeling about February!
Awesome! Fingers crossed for you!!



 
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Old Feb 8th, 2012, 14:15 PM   1606
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Feeling pretty good about this month *crossing my fingers* Trying not to get my hopes up too much, but I can't help but have a good feeling about February!
Yay loving the positive vibes sending lots of positivity!!



 
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Old Feb 8th, 2012, 16:53 PM   1607
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Stupid witch has arrived with a bang and lots of pain!

Thanks for all your comments ladies! Hopefully this month will be ours! Next test date will be the 10th march :'(

Haha think I'm trying for a Christmas baby.

Oooo what happened in obem? Fb stream is full of things!!!

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Old Feb 8th, 2012, 17:34 PM   1608
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Thanks Ladies
I should be Ovulating today or tomorrow Not sure about my test date yet, but I will let you know as soon as I do.



 
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Old Feb 8th, 2012, 19:20 PM   1609
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Aww I'm sorry gimgem. My friend just gave birth around Christmas. Winter is a great time to be in your third trimester!



 
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Old Feb 8th, 2012, 22:09 PM   1610
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I should be testing between February 18th-20th. That is when I think AF will be due. My last cycle was only 30 days, so I am estimating it to be between 30-32 days this time.



 
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