TTC #1- Looking for buddies!

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  1. SunnyBe

    SunnyBe Well-Known Member

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    Well said Nursepaige! I went from thinking that if I missed the pill for just one day, I'd get pregnant, to "OMG i will probably never get pregnant" in just a couple of months lol. Best of luck!!
     
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    I was the same! I spent 11 years afraid I would get pregnant accidentally if I missed a pill and now I haven't been able to get pregnant when I want to! How ironic!
     
  3. SunnyBe

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    Well if we spent the last couple of years worrying about accidentally getting pregnant and now worrying about not getting pregnant... I think it's pretty evident that we worry too much!!:laugh2::laugh2:

    Glad to see you got your chart up!
     
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    So I think I just got my BFP!!
     

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    OMG!! Yes you did!!!!!! Congrats. :happydance:
     
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    I also took a digital and it was a positive!!
     
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    Nursepaige- congratulations!!

    SunnyBe- yes I definitely do worry too much! Haha
     
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    OMG Nursepaige!!! Congratulations!! How exciting!!!
     
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    Hey guys I ovulated on the 12th and around 4/5 days later I have had mild cramping? I took a Pgt today and it came out invalid. I am not due on until the 23rd . And have been trying for 2 years but calculating dates s
    For 8 months!! I hope this is it although I won't. Get my hopes up! Good luck for all you ladies baby dust for everyone xx..
     
  10. SunnyBe

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    Hi babydust!

    Did you try and take another test or are you going to wait until AF is due in 2 days? Very exciting!

    @jmack: your chart looks amazing!

    I'm still waiting to get a positive OPK. Last cycle i ovulated on CD21, so I guess I still have a couple days to go. Frustrating to wait so long though!
     
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    I felt like because it is invalid that I should wait as if it was a sign. I have e had spotting today ! Don't know if it's early af but who knows!! Will keep you updated!! Xx
     
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    Crossing my fingers for you babydust!! Keep us posted when you test again!

    Thanks sunnybe! Looks like I O'd on CD11 so I think we timed it just right this month. This was the first time I've used preseed too so now I wait! Luckily with my short cycles I should be able to test in about 10 days!

    Sunnybe- I hope you get your positive OPK soon! Trying anything different this month?
     
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    Any news yet babydust?

    @jmack: it does look like excellent timing for you this month. Keeping my fingers crossed for you!! I'm not doing anything different this month except for reading a bunch of scientific literature about LH surges and the like. It's a fascinating field of study for sure. I'm really worried that I had a anovulatory cycle last month (clear temperature spike but not a super positive OPK) and thinking that this month may be the same. There is still some time left this month so we'll just wait and see how it goes :)
     
  14. AmberR

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    Babydust- did you test yet??

    Jmack- your chart is looking good. Fx'd this is your month!

    SunnyBe- that sounds fascinating! Feel free to share any interesting facts or if you have links to articles I would be interested to read them!
     
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    Thanks Amber and Sunnybe!! ��

    Now I enter the TWW! I am going to wait until a missed period to test this month! I hate getting a BFN.

    Yes the OPK and LH surge is really interesting. Last month I got a full obvious positive but according to my chart it was the same day I ovulated. This month I got three days in a row of strong lines but never a full positive. On days 10, 11, and 12. But my temp chart shows I o'd day 11. I think I may have had diluted tests bc I was taking them in the late afternoon after drinking water all day. Who knows!
     
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    Hey af came on the 21st but I came off today 23rd (the day which I'm usually due on) really weird though because it usually lasts around 5 days? I have had no cramps at all apart from just after ovulation? I read online that implantation bleeding can last 1-2 days? I will be testing in 2 days but not to get my hopes up as I'm just really hoping lol!! Xx
     
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    Hey af came on the 21st but I came off today 23rd (the day which I'm usually due on) really weird though because it usually lasts around 5 days? I have had no cramps at all apart from just after ovulation? I read online that implantation bleeding can last 1-2 days? I will be testing in 2 days but not to get my hopes up as I'm just really hoping lol!! Xx
     
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    Hey af came on the 21st but I came off today 23rd (the day which I'm usually due on) really weird though because it usually lasts around 5 days? I have had no cramps at all apart from just after ovulation? I read online that implantation bleeding can last 1-2 days? I will be testing in 2 days but not to get my hopes up as I'm just really hoping lol!! Xx
     
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    Babydust: while implantation bleeding can last several days, the bleeding usually is not heavy enough to (for example) use tampons. How heavy was it?

    Amber: yes it sure is interesting! I work in a different medical field of research but do have access to all scientific literature, including ones about reproductive endocrinology etc. Some of the papers are open-access and can be read by anyone (like this one [click] that investigated the predictive value of the LH rise vs LH surge, several other hormones, CM and BBT on ovulation). If you ever find a paper you're interested in but can't get access the full study, send me a PM and I'll get you the PDF.

    Some other things I've learned:
    - LH surge values ranges from a 2.5 fold increase all the way up to a 15-fold rise
    - About 43% of women have a sudden increase (spike) while 57% have a gradual increase that lasts 2-6 days (so jmack, your positive-ish OPK's seem very normal and there are plenty of records showing high LH a day after ovulation, in fact, one study shows that the LH surge lasted >3 days after confirmed ovulation in 60% of cycles!)
    - BBT is not as reliable to confirm the day of ovulation as we think and does a horrible job trying to predict ovulation (lowest BBT does not predict ovulation well)
    - Keeping track of your CM is, however, a great way to determine your fertile window.
     
  20. jmack54

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    Sunnybe- thank you SO much for your insight. That is super helpful. I really appreciate it! You are one helpful gal to have on a forum!!

    My CM lines up pretty closely with day 11 ovulation. I noticed a sudden decrease in CM on day 12.
     

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