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08/10/2013 at 08:02
Good morning ladies,
CD 13 for me. I expect to ovulate in the next few days (probably tomorrow or Thursday) & have been dtding every other day. Don't like getting up early to do it but apparently sperm count is higher in the morning so I suppose it's worth being tired for. Happy Tuesday to all x
08/10/2013 at 08:48
Blackkat - Thats interesting to know RE count in the mornings!
AFM - CD15. Still no positive IC OPKs. My temperature dropped this morning so no cross-hairs yet. Really hope I get a positive on the IC OPKs tonight..... I'm starting to lose hope a little and feel that my CBD advanced OPK that was positive might have just been teasing me! :-(
08/10/2013 at 09:55
You are better than me Blackcat - I can hardly muster the energy to turn the alarm clock off in the morning - let alone switch anything 'on'!!
Pepperoni - hope you get that postive OPK very soon.
Afm, cd 11, waiting til tomorrow to start using the OPKs - was cd14/15 last month, but no idea if it will be the same.
Feeling more cheerful this morning as at least the sun is shining!
08/10/2013 at 10:27
Blackkat & Pepperoni - hope u both ov soon!
LolaB - good luck with the OPKs
Afm - CD4 & af has left the building! Got my supply of opks from Amazon so will start using then next week. Pretty sure i ov'd on CD 16 last month but hopefully get a more reliable answer using opks
08/10/2013 at 10:29
Blackkat, well done for getting up early to dtd, I couldn't possibly get my H to do that, he is not a morning person.
Pepperoni, fingers crossed for ov for you soon
LolaB, hopefully not long til ov for you either, glad you are feeling cheerful!
AFM, cycle day 19 and still just a high on the CBFM. No idea if I've actually ov'd and its wrong or if I should still be waiting for the peak. We've dtd every other day up until now so not sure what my chances are this month if I have or if I do ov at all!! I was hoping this gadget would make things easier!!!
08/10/2013 at 10:38
Dolly - the monitor will definitely make things easier :) Its the first cycle and its still getting to know you, don't lose hope on it!
08/10/2013 at 11:44
Morning all! I'm MDing in a lecture, naughty Saffron. It's on RE though, and being delivered by a priest, so it's basically a preaching session...yawn!
BK - oooh, exciting times! Hope you get a + soon. What is the evidence like for early morning = higher sperm count? Trying to decide whether it's worth waking up early
Pep - are you still above your coverline? Can you flash your chart?
Lola - glad you are feeling upbeat today, long may it continue
Cooper - we are almost CD twins this cycle, we will have to try to keep each other sane in the 2WW
Dolly - do you have PCOS or anything that would mess with the hormone levels of the monitor? Is this your first cycle? From what I understand the monitor takes a couple of cycles to know your pattern. Hope it all makes sense soon.
AFM - I'm CD5 and feeling quite positive. Can't quite believe that I will be in the 2WW in about ten days, I'm equally excited and nervous. I'm still very sore after Sundays run so have booked a full body massage (that I can't afford) for tomorrow. Have a full schedule today so probably won't be back on, but hi to all who follow
08/10/2013 at 11:48
If its around the same tomorrow FF will give me cross-hairs. I don't know why though as my temp today was the same as it was for most of last week.
08/10/2013 at 11:52
Pepperoni - no I'll give it a few cycles and see what happens!
Saffron - No PCOS or anything. I had very regular cycles for months, 28 days and Ov on day 16. I temped for 3 months as well and this was what always happened. Then last month I had a random 32 day cycle, so maybe I am heading for that again. If I still have a 12 day LP I guess maybe I could Ov tomorrow.
I also feel like I have cystitus coming back so wonder if that can affect things.
08/10/2013 at 11:56
Pepperoni, your CM could mean that Ov is still to come yet, you're doing very well with the DTD daily though!! I'm impressed!!!!
08/10/2013 at 12:03
Dolly - really struggling with CM monitoring as have been using preseed! But I've just noted what I think I've seen. I agree it does look like it is still to come but I still don't feel like my CM is as established as it was just before I ovulated last time though... which makes me wonder just how long away it is! Aha! Thanks... poor H is poorly too, poor mite. I'm really clinging onto the day we don't do it will be the day ov happens.... so trying to cover all bases, although not sure how much longer it can carry on for, especially with H being unwell!
08/10/2013 at 12:04
Dolly - have you googled RE cystitis? I can't help I'm afraid with that one :(
08/10/2013 at 12:14
I've googled and it doesn't bring up any reliable information, we just seem to go from one frustration to another with ttc don't we. Oh well at least I'm not symptom spotting!
08/10/2013 at 12:16
Yep. Its painful. I'm already feeling like I'm going to be just as on edge in this 2WW as I was during the last one. Really just hope it happens for us soon :-(
08/10/2013 at 12:25
I might pee on an opk this after and see what that says, I have some IC ones.
I hope so too xx
08/10/2013 at 13:10
I just got a positive on the IC OpK so maybe Ov is coming
08/10/2013 at 13:17
Oh Dolly - great news!!! Get DTD :-D
08/10/2013 at 17:57
Blackkat - that is very interesting to know! If I don't strike lucky on this go I'll bear that in mind for November! Hope you ovulate soon.
Pepperoni - hope you get that positive OPK soon x
LolaB - let us know how it goes!
Cooper - they're probably the same ones I used, I started tracking on CD8 to get used to the changes in my body and I got a positive on I think CD12
DollyP - I have everything crossed for you, I'm sure the monitor will make things easier :)
Saffron - very exciting but yes, nerve wrecking too! Enjoy that full body massage, last time I had one I fell asleep .. woke up with my face downwards in a hole and I was dribbling, haha
AFM ... CD22 today, AF due on Sunday. I'm usually like clockwork so if she doesn't come knocking on Sunday I'll test on Monday/Tuesday. I'm trying to build myself for AF so I don't get my hopes up too much and am DESPERATELY trying not to symptom spot! Luckily work is continuing its hectic streak so I don't have time to do that during the day. Hope we all get sprinkled with some baby dust soon!
08/10/2013 at 22:53
Pepperoni: hope you ovulate soon
LolaB: Hope your cycles are nice & straight forward & you ovulate when you expect to (same day as me!)
Cooper: opk's are a good way to track your cycles, hope they work for you
DollyP: Whether you know when you ovulate it sounds like you've done all you can. Fingers crossed
Saffron: You want to wish yourself the other side of the 2ww, it's not fun. Enjoy the massage though
Enjayee: Lots of baby dust please! It used to be used a lot on the ttc boards of old then became 'too twee' to be used. Fingers & toes crossed that you've done enough this cycle
AFM: CD13, except a +opk tomorrow now. As for the sperm thing I feel like I've read so much on google in the last few months but here's a link I found that mentions that men's sperm count is higher (originally I read it as a factor to help the boy sway.
As for the morning dtd, I only work Thurs & Fri so earlier in the week it's not so bad for me but as I seem to ovulate later in the week it means that it's on my work days too. I'm really trying to do as much as I get to secure a pregnancy (you don't want to know quite how crazy things get at this time of the month!).
08/10/2013 at 23:42
Exciting times Dolly, hope you found time to DTD!
Pep - I agree that it dorsnt look like you've OVd, hopefully you will soon.
Enjayee - drooling mid-massage, brilliant!! Glad that work is keeping you busy and so helping you to avoid symptom spotting, fx for a BFP this cycle.
BK - oh, I know how hellish the 2WW can be, I was the worst for symptom spotting last year. Nine unsuccessful cycles seen me through a rollercoaster of emotions, but it's easy to forget that after so much time off. After seven months of 2WWs which I have known we have had no chance with (due to using condoms) as crazy as it sounds I welcome the symptom spotting. I'm sure I'll change my tune soon! Thanks for the article, I'll be waking H up early soon, and I'll be blaming you when he complains Go on, shock us, how crazy are things at this time in the cycle? Just for you, at your request
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