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14/04/2015 at 09:14
Morning all - how're we doing? Just to pick up from yesterday:
Enjayee - How're you doing? Did AF show up?
Mrs-T - That's excellent your H is so interested - I had to practically beat mine over the head with ov stuff!
AFM - Got a peak on the CB digi today so ov should occur tomorrow or maybe Wednesday - it's a little late for me and unusual but I'm pretty sure that's due to the procedure last week. We got DTD in last night anyway and will try again tonight if we can. For those who were asking, our Venice trip will be for 5 nights and I'm super excited now!
Anyone see CC lately?
Hello to all who follow xx
14/04/2015 at 13:59
Hey Tayto, I'm here - was at a seminar all morning and just got back, decided to work from home for the rest of the day - taking the day off from 2.30pm seemed a bit of a mickey take! Learnt a few useful things at the seminar which I'm going to put into action so am going to use the rest of the day to write up a plan.
To answer your question, no, AF didn't arrive yet. However my usual pattern means she would usually fall today or tomorrow - reason I thought she'd be due today is because both times I've taken the Puregon meds, my cycle was 25 days. I've now upped the dose and had two plane trips in this cycle so it could have buggered up my system a little bit, although not sure how much a 70 minute flight can affect these things! The horrible thing now is that I'm starting to get a little bit of hope. I know there's nothing wrong with that as if I didn't have hope I wouldn't stab myself in the belly every evening for two weeks but I'm starting to think "oooh, could I be ..?" when in reality it's probably my body playing cruel tricks on me.
15/04/2015 at 08:02
Morning all. Shall we start this one as the weekly thread as it's been quiet in here recently. Hope everyone is doing well.
AFM - I'm still awaiting AF. Tested this morning with an IC and it was BFN. My eyes thought they saw a very very very faint line but I was waving it at different angles for so long that it could have been an evap line IF there was any line at all - I want it so much that I think I imagined it as when I took a picture it was blank (have deleted picture so can't show). Anyway, expecting her today. Sore boobs have completely disappeared. I'm now on CD28, 14DPIUI and 13DPO which is my longest luteal phase since goodness knows when and you'd think a BFP would show by now. So I'm taking a positive in that my LP has lengthened. Official test date with the clinic's test is on Friday but I know she'll show before then. I'm really trying not to get my hopes up but it's really difficult to find that balance. I've been in and out of the bathroom four times today already!
15/04/2015 at 09:10
Morning Enjayee. Have changed the thread to weekly as it's so quiet. I'm sorry it was a BFN - is there a chance that the meds you're on has caused the lengthening of your LP? I hope you're not out though xx
AFM - Expecting to ov today and we have good coverage so fingers crossed. Am a bit annoyed with my MIL today - she replied to an email that the entire family was on about an event in June yet found it necessary to tell everyone that she was coming over to see us. It's a huge thing for me - having her over here and I kinda feel like that email was rubbing my nose in it! H wanted to say something but I'm afraid that will make things worse for when we are in Ireland in May so I guess I'll just suck it up!
Hope everyone is keeping well x
15/04/2015 at 09:32
Sorry I didn't make it on yesterday - busy at work. Counting down the days until my week off next week!
Tayto - fingers crossed for ov today, glad you have it covered. Sorry your MIL was being tactless, does she do things like that often?
Enjayee - I'm still hoping you aren't out. That's good news about your LP though.
AFM - CD8. Started the OPK's this morning, and have a good feeling! not much else going on with me at the moment, holiday in Norfolk next week are woefully unprepared again.
Hi to all who follow. xx
15/04/2015 at 09:57
Sorry I haven't been on this week I've been getting my hopes up as spotting hadn't shown up when I expected it but I think it is here today boooo!
Tayto - Glad you have covered ov this cycle. Sorry to hear about your mil how annoying!
Enjayee - I really really hope there was a line there this morning, good news on the LP. I know what you mean about keep going to the bathroom, knicker watch ha ha!
Sally - Glad you're feeling good that is the way to go! I hope the weather stays like this for you next week!
AFM - As I said above I think the spotting is here now but still trying to be postive, I've been reading about positive thinking so I am trying that and it feels so much better than being miserable all the time lol! I'm going to focus on trying to enjoy life for now as my bfp will come I just don't know when, I think this weather helps with my mood as well it is so nice! Also keeping me smiling is that I'm picking up my furbaby at the weekend! We are finally getting a kitten :-)
Hi to all who follow! xx
15/04/2015 at 10:22
Sally - yes she does - our wedding was a nightmare because of it. It put a lot of strain on us. It's only got better cos I remove myself from any situation she could hurt me! Best of luck with this cycle - I have everything crossed for you. Hope you have a lovely holiday in Norfolk xx
Lulu - Sorry to hear the spotting has showed up - well done on the PMA. Ooohhh, a furbaby? Have you a pic?
15/04/2015 at 10:38
Sally - glad you have a good feeling! Fingers crossed for you.
Lulu - sorry to hear about the spotting :-( Glad you're getting a kitten though and great about the positive thinking! I did that for my last cycle and, save the last couple of days, I have been more relaxed overall. I really really recommend meditative yoga. Just 10 minutes in the morning can help set you up for the day. I visualise the word 'positive' coming in through my nose in green and the word 'negative' going out through my mouth in red. Sounds wacky but it does help me and it has even helped stop an incoming panic attack before.
Tayto - grrr about the MIL! Makes me appreciate my own! Glad you've covered ov, fingers crossed for you xx
15/04/2015 at 11:02
Tayto - no pics yet will get some next week. So excited to get her!
Enjayee - Yoga sounds great I need to start doing something positive for myself. Doesn't sound wacky at all I might actually try it, I think if we're not positive then there is no point in trying at all.
Also managed to speak to the hospital and it looks like they are working on a huge back log :-( appointment should be by end of May though so not the end of the world. I'm now realising there is no major rush I'm 31 so still have time on my side, lots of my friends have babies or are pregnant which has been making me put pressure on myself but I'm trying to ignore that now and just focusing on having a good time until it is my turn. I hope I can keep this positivity up lol!
15/04/2015 at 12:36
That's a good way of looking at it, the realising the no rush. I'm 34 so feel a bit anxious at times but the clinic have reassured me that in their eyes I'm still a young woman, plus there's nothing in my blood tests that suggest any reason I should be worried. I think most of my anxieties about it stem from pure frustration!
16/04/2015 at 07:56
Morning all, how're we doing? I'm in a meeting all day so might not get back. Hope everyone is well x
Lulu - Sorry about the backlog for the appointment - I know what you mean about the age worry. I think, no more than the scare about only having to look at a man to get pregnant, I think we've been scared into believing that 30 or 35 is a 'cliff' and once we hit it, we're screwed whereas in reality, these are just guidelines.
Enjayee - AF show up yet?
AFM - Mad busy at work as I'm trying to finish things up before my holiday. I really cannot wait & am soo excited!! TTC wise, I'm pretty sure I ov'ed yesterday but just waiting for the temps to confirm it. AF is actually due the date before our fertility appointment!
Can I ask a question btw - what are people's thoughts on christenings for the sake of it? SIL is now going to get her LO christened despite not believing in any religion and not having practiced Catholicism in probably two decades?! Apparently it's cos it may be useful in times to come (education) plus the church is pretty! It really makes me so annoyed! I also think she's doing it cos the attention has gone off her and her son in recent times and she wants to remind us again! (When I say 'us', I mean the entire family)
Rant over.... Hello to all who follow & vibes to those that need them xx
16/04/2015 at 08:05
Morning girls, hope you are all well x
Tayto, good luck with your MIL I would hate it if mine turned up. As for my OH it took me to break down and 11mths of trying for him to step up!
Enjayee, everything crossed that AF doesn't turn up for you. It is good to know that 34 isn't 'past it' too, I am 31 this year and feel like an old mum if I take another year to actually fall.
Sallylou,glad to hear the positive feeling. Best of luck with this cycle, everything crossed x
Lulu, sorry to hear about the spotting but love hearing ahout fur babies too. Does it have a name yet?
AFM, bad couple of days and going all out is just feeling so clinical. Trying to DTD every other day just isn't me but know if I want this I need to cover all areas. CD13 and a negative OPK so still have a fww days to go yet too.
16/04/2015 at 09:17
Hi all, just a quick one from me as am about to rush into a meeting. AF is still no-show. I haven't tested again. I'm now officially late by my 'usual' standards and am still expecting her any time now but the good news is that 14DPO is my longest LP since when I first started using OPKs back in November 2013 when I used to ov around day 13 (it's now day 15/16). Will be back later for personals.
16/04/2015 at 17:47
Tayto - fingers crossed you don't need that appointment! When are you off, is it the weekend? Hope you have a lovely time :-) I agree with you on christenings. I think some people do it for the sake of tradition. I don't mind that much but Philip and I have agreed that we will not be getting any child of ours christened as we don't believe in it. We may possibly have a little ceremony when the kid is registered officially but .. well, firstly we need a kid to register, haha!
Mrs T - sorry you've had a bad couple of days. Completely sympathise with you on feeling clinical, I've been there and bought that t-shirt. I won't tell you not to stress about it as I know that it nigh on impossible! But do take care of yourself and remember to do lovely things with H to keep you relatively sane. Xxx
AFM - CD29, 14DPO, 15DPIUI and still no AF!! I'm going crazy. I have 12 hours before I can officially test but I'm still expecting her to show her face before then!!
16/04/2015 at 19:45
Sorry Tayto think our posts crossed, I personally don't like the idea of christenings just for the sake of it and especially not just because the church looks pretty!
Enjayee everything is so tightly crossed for you it is all sounding so positive. Thanks for the advice about keeping it real, we have had a lovely few days, until today and I could kill him! He can't seem to prioritise, closing date for a job application is tomorrow so he is outside cleaning his car. The job will make our future so much better and he knows this too! Give it half hour before he is stressing that he can't set up the printer seeing as it is still boxed from moving house at Christmas.
16/04/2015 at 21:01
Mrs-T - sorry it hasn't been a good few days - I think we've all been there. It'l be worth it though and it's worth looking in to other ways to make it less clinical iykwim? Sexy undies, naughty texts before seeing each other, etc? I must admit I've tried a few of these ideas but it got too hard after a few months!
Enjayee - Oh wow, that sounds really positive - I hope this is your turn! Everything crossed for official test date for you xxx
AFM - Am off to Venice tomorrow afternoon but I might get on for a bit before I go. No news ttc wise.
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17/04/2015 at 08:07
Enjayee - congrats again. So happy for you!
Tayto - have a lovely time in Venice, it should distract you nicely from the start of the 2WW. I'm completely with you on the Christening's, it's not something I really understand, why go one way in your day to day life but then a baby comes along you are suddenly a believer again?!
Mrs-T - sorry you've had a bad couple of days, are you feeling any better? I know how you feel and sometimes it feels like a chore! I hope your H got his finger out and sorted the job application.
MrsL.G - great news for your bungalow and job - congratulations! Fingers crossed for ov soon.
Lulu - sorry there is a backlog. I'm loving your attitude though, that sounds great. Oh I'd love to see a picture of your kitten! Is she a specific breed or a moggie? I'm totally cat crazy.
AFM - I am keeping up the positive thoughts, and like your idea Enjayee. I am CD10 today, nothing on OPK as yet, so expect similar to last months straight to Peak. That's fine, we're covering all bases anyway.
Off to Norfolk tomorrow, I'll try and pop on at some point but if not much love to all and I'll "see" you when I'm back. xx
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