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22/10/2013 at 07:58
Well, I caved this morning at 9DPO and tested, BFN of course and then I broke the test trying to pull the test apart!! Couldn't resist though...no more testing until the weekend for me!! at least doing that test has given me the willpower to not test again!!
Have a good day all x
22/10/2013 at 08:07
Sorry BM. It is too early though, so at least you're not out yet. FX for the weekend.
I'm about cd23 i think and about 5dpo (again, I think). After saying I wouldn't symptom spot, I am. Haha. It's impossible not to. Hopefully the symptoms come to something.
22/10/2013 at 08:19
BM- still early but you probably needed to get a test out your system so sit on hands now till the weekend.
IMP- how annoying is symptom spotting? I'm 100% pregnant in my symptom checker head but its more likely pms and I've just never noticed them before.
AFM- nothing. 7dpo and I've got sore boobs but I'm sure I get that every month before AF. I'm testing Saturday but I know it will be too early but I'm just going to torture myself haha
22/10/2013 at 09:00
Blessed - well, I don't think anyone can blame you, as long as you're not bothered by it. Why don't you and Vikster arrange to both test on Saturday? Might help each other to hold strong till then.
Imp - it's funny isn't it? I notice so many things now and I'm convinced I never experienced them before the last few months. And I had the copper coil until July so I can't even say that my hormones are changing and hence new PMS symptoms. Anyways, I hope they come to something but try not to obsess, you've about another week before testing I guess.
Vikster - we are all just a big bunch of sado-masochists aren't we?
AFM - CD1 (started last evening). I'm a little disappointed but not really too bad. It was OH's birthday yesterday and we're in such a great place that not even that could burst my happy bubble. On to cycle 4. I was going to start temping today and thought of it when the alarm went off but then realised I'd already been awakish for a bit and turning a lot. Is there any point then? That's pretty normal for me so I don't know what to do.
22/10/2013 at 09:26
BM: If you feel better for having done the test that I think it's justified!
Imp: I think it's impossible not to symptom spot!!
Vikster: Hope Saturday isn't too early for you
Veecee: Sorry it's cd1 for you but glad you've got nice plans to keep you positive. I've never temped so can't help with that.
AFM: 11dpo (CD 27). I had a very tiny amount of spotting last night before I went to bed & was gutted. This morning I haven't had any more yet but I still think that means I'm out for this month. Even though I didn't think it was likely we'd conceive this month (stats more than anything) but am still feeling disapointed. It's my sisters gratuation this weekend so we're going to home (can't believe I still call it that even though I haven't lived there for years!!) to see family & friends. Both my sil & 1 of my closest friends are 16ish weeks pregnant so that could be hard but I'll just have to put on my genuine happy for them face.
Take care all x
22/10/2013 at 09:28
Blackcat - sorry to hear this. Can I ask were you trying long for your first child? Does that affect your thinking at all?
22/10/2013 at 09:40
Imp - It's impossible not to symptom spot!!
Vikster - Hi test buddy!
Veecee - Sorry AF showed up...glad you're so positive
Blackkat - sorry to hear that, big hugs
I'm kind of regretting testing cos it is never nice to get a BFN but it has helped me to force myself to wait now!!
22/10/2013 at 09:49
veecee: 1st time it took us 6 months and that felt like forever (although I appreciate that it's a short time in ttc terms). Now I'm 35 I know the odds of falling pregnant are less & I'm thinking it might take longer but at the same time I don't have to wait for the pill to come out of my system as I didn't start taking it again. Guess I'll just have to wait to see what mother nature decides.
22/10/2013 at 09:52
Veecee sorry AF arrived, I was really hopeful for you. Onto the next cycke though.
Vickster FX for saturday!
BK- You're not out yet. It could still be implatation at this stage, don't give up hope.
22/10/2013 at 09:54
That's a good point Imp, could be implantation Blackkat?!? Fingers crossed it is!
22/10/2013 at 09:55
Blackkat - this article is well worth a read. The data on which this idea of it being harder in thirties is based comes French birth records from 1670 to 1830!! www.theatlantic.com/.../309374 All the recent studies say that there is no noticeable difference until the age of 40. There's other stuff in there too which suggests that the fact that you've already had a child means being 35 shouldn't be a concenr.
22/10/2013 at 11:12
Blessedmummy - Sorry it was bfn, hopefully it was just too early and that has got testing out of your system!
Imp - Hope the symptoms are correct :-)
Vikster - Fingers crossed for you!
Veecee - Sorry it's cd1 glad you are ok though
Blackkat - Hope it is just implantation!
AFM - cd21 not sure how many dpo, going by ewcm I think maybe 9. AF due end of this week or early next week but had some af feelings today, I hope it's not too early I don't want my cycles too short! I might test on Saturday if I have no spotting before then.
22/10/2013 at 11:45
Morning all, boring lecture again!
BM - sorry love, hopefully it was just too early.
Imp - I'm 5DPO too, we can laugh about our ridiculous symptom spotting together. I had a temp dip and cramps yesterday...you?
Vikster - I'll probably test on Saturday and I'm two days behind you good luck!
VC - sorry it's CD1 As for the temping, definitely give it a go. I don't sleep well, yet I temp at 7am every morning without fail and my temp is very consistent. Sometimes I'll be up at 6am to wee, yet I still manage to temp at 7am without a problem.
BK - fx that it is implantation spotting. What are these stats that you mention?
Lulu - fx for you this cycle! Not long to wait now.
AFM - 5DPO and symptom spotting already I've decided just to embrace it though, as I like being hopeful, and I remember how quickly that hope can fade as cycle after cycle ticks by. The studies are going ok, not great, but better than they would be at home. Have a comedy night with food and drink booked for me and H this Saturday, and will be heading home that evening too...will be lovely to be back in my own house with my H. Tonight Parky (some of you will remember her) is coming over for some prosecco and chat, so looking forward to that.
Not sure if I'll have another chance to get back on, so hi to all who follow
22/10/2013 at 12:15
I feel a mass Saturday testing coming on!!
22/10/2013 at 14:29
BM - sorry it was a BFN, hopefully you just tested a bit too early.
LMP - I waste so much time symptom spotting, I spend ages Googling things!
Vikster - good luck for Saturday.
Veecee - sorry to read AF has turned up.
BK - could the spotting be implantation? Hope this weekend isn't too tough.
Lulu - fingers crossed AF stays away!
Saffron - sounds like you have a nice weekend planned.
AFM, it's CD5. I tested last night and, as expected, got a BFN. I was a bit stupid really thinking that my 'weird' AF could actually be heavy implantation bleeding or something. Anyway, I didn't expect to feel as disappointed as I did so I think it's shown that H and I are ready to throw ourselves into TTC once again. Scary stuff!
22/10/2013 at 18:12
Thanks ladies, last cycle I was obsessed with the idea that my spotting was related to implantation & I spent a loooot of time googling it & clutching at straws. This cycle I was determined not to get my hopes up & told myself that when my usual 3 or 4 days of spotting started that I'd accept it for this cycle. However my body is really messing with me as other than 2 tiny spots last night I haven't had any more. So very confused. Really trying not to get my hopes up & feel stupid even thinking about it.
Veecee; that's an interesting article. I've read in a few places that it drops so that each cycle the odds are 10-15% likely to get pregnant for women aged between 35-40. I was hoping that taking supplements & knowing my most fertile days helps me in this. Glad to read it's based on outdated info.
WG: So sorry it was your body messing you around
It's lovely so many of us are at similar stages but I really don't think I can hold out (or would have reason to test) till sat. Think Thursday, as long as I don't have any more spotting, is as long as I can wait.
22/10/2013 at 21:26
Bit late today sorry for no personals
CD 18 for me & still no prover ov pains/positive opks. Felt twinges in my left side last night but not sure if i imagined it!? When did opks yest faint line come up so was hoping for darker today but no line at all?! Not sure whats going on but pretty sure im out for this month, that should make the 2ww much more bareable!
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