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09/10/2013 at 09:15
CD 10 today for me! Been MIA the last few days ...work work work... According to Pink Pad I should be ovulating/fertile as of tomorrow with Tuesday next week being my most fertile day...if my calculations are correct! It's my first time using OPK's when is the best time for me to test? What time of day? Every day or every other day? Don't want it to get too expensive lol
09/10/2013 at 09:42
Morning! You are best testing everyday, anytime after 2pm - but try to not drink anything for 2 hours before. What sticks have you got?
AFM - CD16. Still no positive on IC OPKs last night. My temperature dropped again this morning (chart below!). Did an IC OPK this morning and it had a darkish line so reaaaalllly hoping that its positive tonight.
09/10/2013 at 09:48
Thanks Pepperoni! I just bought the Superdrug ones as I was buying some PT's at the same time...no idea what they're like obviously! Will start testing tomorrow then!
Fingers crossed for a positive for you :)
09/10/2013 at 09:50
Blessed - I would recommend these - much cheaper than most (and lots of ladies on here use them too).
09/10/2013 at 09:52
Thanks for that they look great...and very reasonably priced!! Will order some! :)
09/10/2013 at 10:30
BlessedMummy - I ordered my opks from www.homehealth-uk.com - v cheap and also got preseed from there too, they also do different sensitivity levels for opks and pg tests. I didn't realise you could get them from Amazon - you really can get everything from there now!!
Pepperoni - fingers crossed for the dark line for you
Afm, cd12 so will start the opks today as well as dtd every other day from today. Thanks to my v short cycle last month, my nicely timed break away at ov day (coincidence not planned!) is out the window... I will now probably ov on Friday/Saturday...when my parents are here for the weekend!!! My OH is not best pleased that I told him we'd just have to dtd quietly and quickly anyway!! Who says romance is dead?!
Blackcat - If you get to the thread later - nice to have someone on the same day....your addition to the thread yesterday didn't make me think you were crazy - but did make me laugh in places (the egg whites!!). You are certainly dedicated - I really hope it works for you. The things we do to try to get pregnant - I am certainly guilty of some strange behaviour!!
09/10/2013 at 11:11
Blessedmummy, good luck with the opks, I normally do them in the afternoon after lunch, I only have cheap ones from Amazon.
Pepperoni, fingers crossed for ov soon, you could be having an ovulation dip perhaps it'll rise tomorrow... all this waiting still!!
LolaB, Oh dear to the parents being there!! Lots of quiet sneaky sex.... it'll take you back to your teenage years!!
AFM, CD20. I got a positive opk yesterday and think I could've maybe had some ovulation pains, however the CBFM still says high!! No peak!! So I don't know where I'm at really, we've tried to keep up with DTD but normally I'd expect to have ovulated by now. Can you get a positive OPK on the day of Ov? Off to Google!!
09/10/2013 at 11:37
Dolly - sounds to me like you have or are ovulating? I'd go with your positive OPK and take the monitor with a pinch of salt just for this cycle. You usually ovulate 12-48 hours after a positive OPK - see what it is like today?
09/10/2013 at 11:52
I'm feeling quite sad today. In the space of a few days I've found out about a couple of people I (kind of) know that are pregnant through Facebook. Its totally wrong to judge but I can't help but think 'did they plan it, have they been through what I'm going through, or have they just been super lucky' etc. I feel like my life is going so slowly waiting for this to happen and I just want to hit a button to make it happen N-O-W.
09/10/2013 at 12:06
Oh Pepperoni, I'm sorry you feel sad. It's completely understandable and ttc is hard. I don't have any words of wisdom, just wanted to send you some internet weirdie hugs. xx
09/10/2013 at 12:13
Thanks Lola. I keep thinking I'll call and make a doctors appointment and push them to see if they will refer us any sooner (they have told me different lengths of time I have to wait before they will previously, the beginning of 2014 was the 'longer' wait), but then I get scared and don't want to - denial mechanism I think.
09/10/2013 at 12:17
Pepperoni, I totally know how you feel, big hugs to you as I know there is nothing I can say to make it feel better. I found out Saturday that a friend who started trying for her second when I started trying is 11 weeks pregnant. I was happy for her but so gutted for me.
I broke down last night to my H last night. I feel like not an hour goes by where I don't think about TTC in some way. I feel like everyone has their baby except me.
I'm so sorry you are sad Pepperoni, I wish I could find us a magic way to get us our babies xxx
09/10/2013 at 12:22
Do you mind me asking how long you've been ttc? (Tell me to mind my own if not - won't be offended!)
I can understand being anxious about the tests - but at the same time if they find a reason it might be able to be remedied (it's not always just ivf etc there could be other solutions which aren't so drastic) - so making that longed for bfp achievable quicker....Not sure I'm making sense!
09/10/2013 at 12:24
Dolly, I can totally relate. I've been on the verge of tears most of this week, especially with those stupid CBD advanced OPKs making me think I was in for a short cycle but nothing else suggesting the same yet. I also feel like I'm constantly thinking about it. I'm ashamed to say it but when I hear about these other people I think 'but are they as happy with it as I would be right now'. This is all normal jealousy right? :-|
09/10/2013 at 12:25
Lola, since the beginning of the year for me. I know what you are saying - it does make sense :) Its how I think, I kind of flit between the motions of thinking one way (the way you have described) to the other of ignorance is bliss.
ETA: My journey so far hasn't been anywhere near as long as some of the other ladies on here. Which makes me feel bad for even grumbling at this stage.
09/10/2013 at 12:27
I think it must be normal as we both seem to feel the same way, but whether its healthy for us to feel like this I'm not so sure!!
09/10/2013 at 12:47
I'm so sorry some of you are feeling low...here's some big hugs from me to you all
09/10/2013 at 13:09
Blessed: I'd also read the best time to take them is 2pm but that's not always possible & nearer the day I expect to ov I start trying to do them twice in the day so I don't miss the surge (although I ever so slightly obsessed at the moment)
Pepperoni: Hope you get a +opk today & I'm not the only 1 willing the pee sticks to darken! & I can relate with the tears of frustration. It just feels that everyone is getting pregnant or having a baby. I know people who've had babies in the last 4 months (1 in June, July, August & my next door neighbour in September). My sil & second cousin are both expecting as well. Wish you could take a magic pill to get pregnant.
LolaB: You are so sweet but I'm sure I must come across as completely crazy about this whole boy sway/fertility stuff. It's nice that we're on the same days. & I also laughed at the quiet dtd, we're like that if we dtd in the morning as there's nothing more off pointing than a child screaming in teh next room when you're trying to dtd!!
DollyP: I've no idea about CBFM but I often get 2 days of positive opk & the second day I always have horrible ovulation pains so it stands to reason that you can get a positive when you are ovulating, although I maybe wrong. Fingers crossed for you
AFM: I'm CD14 & expecting ov tomorrow so waiting to get a +opk today (see my post about opk's). My hubby is going away for work next week, when he originally told me I thought it was this week I told him he wouldn't be able to go as I wouldn't be able to not try this month. Luckily it was the wrong week as he puts up with a lot of my craziness about trying to get pregnant but I'm not sure he'd have been able to explain not going!!
09/10/2013 at 13:14
Blackkat - Yes, and my feelings seem to be along the lines of 'would they have taken the pill to be pregnant'. Can you tell the people around me that I've seen announce pregnancies are not people I'd expect to be pregnant. I guess thats like when people get engaged when you've been with your OH for longer than them etc.... unless that was just me as well...!!! Ha! Love that you would have stopped H going away, don't blame you though, I'm dreading upcoming work trips and them falling around ov again. Thats what happened last cycle - went away on the Saturday and ov'd on the Tuesday or Wednesday I think.
09/10/2013 at 14:27
Pepperoni - never be afraid to grumble - that's what we are all here for - we can take it in turns to support each other, it is tough this ttc lark. I'm just sorry we can't make you feel better - but can assure you that i think it's normal to feel how you do.
Blackcat - I can imagine a screaming toddler might be a mood killer!! I just have visions of me having to say 'sshhh my mum's upstairs' like a naughty teenager!
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