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    • sexymouse
    • By sexymouse 13th Apr 16, 12:29 PM
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    sexymouse
    Official Trying to Conceive - Thread 13
    • #1
    • 13th Apr 16, 12:29 PM
    Official Trying to Conceive - Thread 13 13th Apr 16 at 12:29 PM
    This is the new thread for those trying for a baby.
    The previous one is here:
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5143999

    Please be aware that this is a thread for those trying to conceive. If you wish to announce a pregnancy (or are only a couple of days from testing) and you have never used this thread before, please either wait until CD1 or use the less than 12 weeks pregnant thread. Hormones can run high on here (nature of the thread!) so please be sensitive. Many thanks!

    List of Users
    Alex_88 TTC #1 since 09/15
    angel11 (34) TTC #1 Since 08/15
    Apple1985 (30) TTC #1 Since 12/15
    big5
    (33) TTC #2 Since 2/16
    cats2012 (27) TTC #1 Since 05/15
    Clarabell1984 (31) TTC #1 Since 09/15
    easilydistracted (33) TTC#1 Since 01/16
    Keekee (38) TTC #1 Since 05/15
    MancMama4 (35) TTC #1 () Since 04/15
    Meepmeep (40) TTC #1 Since 01/16
    Midget1907 (29) TTC #1 Since 09/15
    Milliebob (27) TTC #2 Since 05/15
    newthrift (25) TTC #1 Since 11/15
    pinkpetal (36) TTC #1 Since 10/15
    sexymouse (32) TTC #3 (
    ) Since 02/16
    Tinks05 (27) TTC #1 Since 03/16
    VicVics (29) TTC #2 Since 04/16

    Those with * used Preseed/Conceive Plus

    Thread Graduates
    big5 BFP 15/6/16
    sexymouse BFP 4/6/16
    newthrift BFP 23/5/16
    VicVics BFP 16/5/16
    MancMama4 BFP 29/4/16
    pinkpetal BFP 24/4/16
    Apple1985 BFP 19/4/16
    Tinks05 BFP 18/4/16

    Link to abbreviations courtesy of MadMac from previous threads - http://www.tryingtoconceive.com/abbrevs.htm

    The most common ones are:

    AF - Aunt Flo (period)
    BFP - Big Fat Positive (+ on home pregnancy test)
    BD - Baby dance (making babies)
    CBFM - Clearblue fertility monitor
    CD - Cycle date (CD1 is the 1st day of period)
    DPO - Days past ovulation (if ovulation was on CD15, then that is 0DPO, CD16 is 1DPO)
    HPT - Home Pregnancy Test
    IC - Internet cheapie (IC OPKs, hpts)
    NTNP - Not trying not preventing (pregnancy)
    OV - ovulation
    OPK - ovulation predictor kits
    SBDTA - Sticky baby dust to all
    SS - symptom spotting
    Temp - temperature (BBT)
    TLP - Tiny little positive (faint positive on pregnancy test)

    Also, an useful website telling you when to test, when you are ovulating and how the egg is developing etc found by Smash7 is here: http://www.pregnology.com

    This website is also useful http://www.pregnancyloss.info/sperm_meets_egg_plan.htm
    It details the Sperm Meets Egg Plan (SMEP) which some have found helpful in conceiving.

    Some TMI cm pics here:
    http://www.fertilityuk.org/nfps401.html

    Drugs you can take when pregnant
    Some CBFM FAQs
    Vitamins and minerals that can aid conception and pregnancy

    Sensitivity of home pregnancy tests (lower = more sensitive, earlier results)
    Superdrug Own Brand (pink box - states can use 4 days before late AF on box) 10mIU
    First Vue dip tests (poundland) - 20mIU
    One step midstream (ALDI) - 25mIU
    Clearblue - 25mIU
    Clearblue Digital - 50mIU
    First response early response - 12.5mIU
    Boots own brand - 25mIU/50mIU
    Sainsburys own - 15mIU
    Tesco own - 25mIU
    ASDA own - 25mIU
    CBD with conception indicator - 25mIU

    There is no such thing as a silly question, so please ask anything you are curious about. Many of us have 'been there done that' and many of our graduates still read this thread and are happy to offer advice when it is needed and relevant.

    As with everything deemed medical, we cannot offer medical advice, so please visit or call your GP if you have any concerns or questions. Getting a preconception check up is recommended and allows your GP to know that you're trying for a baby as well as identifying and rectifying any issues or problems that may interfere with a pregnancy before you conceive.
    Last edited by sexymouse; 19-06-2016 at 9:06 PM.
    Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.
    I married Moon 8/4/2011, baby boy born 26/9/2012, Poppy born 8/11/2015, rainbow baby boy born 11/2/2017
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    • twigpig
    • By twigpig 8th Mar 17, 10:20 PM
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    twigpig
    TTC thread

    Two Week Wait (BFP Hopefuls)
    CD21 Orange_Candle - 5 dpo
    CD47 MrsNubs - 20 dpo


    "If in doubt - BD" Zone
    CD6 Zeni - awaiting ov
    CD6 athensgeorgia - awaiting ov
    CD8 kirtsypoos - awaiting ov
    CD12 Cherry Gale - awaiting ov
    CD18 twigpig - awaiting ov
    CD24 easilydistracted - awaiting ov
    CD106 DSM348 - awaiting ov


    "Wine and Chocolate" zone
    CD3 ButterflyBabe


    Those we haven't heard from in a while[B]
    dragoneye454

    Those with * sometimes uses conceive plus/preseed.
    The names in blue has a link to their Fertility Friend chart.
    When posting updates, can you please do them in Magenta so it's easy to spot. This thread is all about support, so remember to click thanks on as many posts as you can! It makes us all feel loved.

    For those posting on smartphones or tablets the code for magenta is
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    Thread Graduates
    2ba3c 25/03/17
    sulphate 31/01/17
    chickenmama 10/12/16
    PeppaCoin BFP 29/11/16
    Ratison BFP 05/11/16
    Newthrift BFP 20/10/16
    Snowscreamer BFP 15/10/16
    Firebird082 BFP 08/10/16
    Penguingirl BFP 24/09/16
    april87 BFP 22/09/16
    Keekee BFP 21/08/16
    Clarabell1984 BFP 21/7/16
    Cats2012 BFP 9/7/16
    big5 BFP 15/6/16
    sexymouse BFP 4/6/16
    VicVics BFP 16/5/16
    MancMama4 BFP 29/4/16
    pinkpetal BFP 24/4/16
    Apple1985 BFP 19/4/16
    Tinks05 BFP 18/4/16
    TTC #3..........
    • twigpig
    • By twigpig 9th Mar 17, 8:35 PM
    • 1,176 Posts
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    twigpig
    TTC thread

    Two Week Wait (BFP Hopefuls)
    CD19 twigpig - 5 dpo (?)
    CD22 Orange_Candle - 6 dpo
    CD48 MrsNubs - 21 dpo


    "If in doubt - BD" Zone
    CD7 Zeni - awaiting ov
    CD7 athensgeorgia - awaiting ov
    CD9 kirtsypoos - awaiting ov
    CD13 Cherry Gale - awaiting ov
    CD25 easilydistracted - awaiting ov
    CD107 DSM348 - awaiting ov


    "Wine and Chocolate" zone
    CD4 ButterflyBabe


    Those we haven't heard from in a while[B]
    dragoneye454

    Those with * sometimes uses conceive plus/preseed.
    The names in blue has a link to their Fertility Friend chart.
    When posting updates, can you please do them in Magenta so it's easy to spot. This thread is all about support, so remember to click thanks on as many posts as you can! It makes us all feel loved.

    For those posting on smartphones or tablets the code for magenta is
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    Please let me know if anything needs editing (including the zone you are in) and I will try to keep up.

    Thread Graduates
    2ba3c 25/03/17
    sulphate 31/01/17
    chickenmama 10/12/16
    PeppaCoin BFP 29/11/16
    Ratison BFP 05/11/16
    Newthrift BFP 20/10/16
    Snowscreamer BFP 15/10/16
    Firebird082 BFP 08/10/16
    Penguingirl BFP 24/09/16
    april87 BFP 22/09/16
    Keekee BFP 21/08/16
    Clarabell1984 BFP 21/7/16
    Cats2012 BFP 9/7/16
    big5 BFP 15/6/16
    sexymouse BFP 4/6/16
    VicVics BFP 16/5/16
    MancMama4 BFP 29/4/16
    pinkpetal BFP 24/4/16
    Apple1985 BFP 19/4/16
    Tinks05 BFP 18/4/16
    TTC #3..........
    • DSM348
    • By DSM348 9th Mar 17, 8:48 PM
    • 12 Posts
    • 34 Thanks
    DSM348
    Hi ladies,
    Just popping on to catch up - I see congratulations are in order 2b, fab news!

    So very sorry to read about your loss Chelle - hope you are doing ok (as ok as you can be).

    I have been trying to make my mind off ttc for the last couple of weeks as I was just getting too frustrated waiting on ovulation that doesn't seem to want to happen. The days are just creeping up and up so I have stopped temping for now as it wasn't the best start to the day seeing that my temps weren't doing what I wanted them to.

    I had my results back from my second set of blood test and the Dr called to say they showed a high level of prolactin which could be stopping ovulation. Apparently this is a less common side effect of medication I was taking for anxiety. I have stopped taking the pills and have an appt to discuss further with Dr on 20th. In the meantime, continuing with Angus cactus as Google informs me it can be used to regulate prolactin level.

    That turned into a bit of a ramble and I really only wanted to say that I'm still here!
    D x
    • Orange_Candle
    • By Orange_Candle 11th Mar 17, 1:46 PM
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    Orange_Candle
    Hope you are doing ok Chelle and hope things settle for you soon.

    Congrats 2b!

    Hope coming off those pills helps things get back to normal for you DSM, fingers crossed the doctors can help further as well.

    Over halfway through the 2WW, interesting cramping etc but I had that last month too and nothing so I'm not getting my hopes up! At least this 2WW is going quickly - had the craziest week at school (Ofsted, bomb scare/evacuation and parents evening in ONE day) which has kept my mind off ttc, symptom spotting and everything else! AF/BFP due on Weds/Thurs...fingers crossed! Hope everyone is well x
    • Zeni
    • By Zeni 11th Mar 17, 2:28 PM
    • 177 Posts
    • 388 Thanks
    Zeni
    Over halfway through the 2WW, interesting cramping etc but I had that last month too and nothing so I'm not getting my hopes up! At least this 2WW is going quickly - had the craziest week at school (Ofsted, bomb scare/evacuation and parents evening in ONE day) which has kept my mind off ttc, symptom spotting and everything else! AF/BFP due on Weds/Thurs...fingers crossed! Hope everyone is well x
    Originally posted by Orange_Candle
    Woah, that is a day!! Had parents evenings last week and that was enough heh!

    Fingers crossed for you hun
    Swagbuckling since Aug 2016 - Earnings so far.. £55.
    • ButterflyBabe
    • By ButterflyBabe 11th Mar 17, 4:33 PM
    • 69 Posts
    • 90 Thanks
    ButterflyBabe
    Can I be moved to if in doubt please Twig AF has bogged off again for another month. Feeling optimistic this cycle, going to get some serious BDing done this month.

    Hope everyone is well xx
    • twigpig
    • By twigpig 11th Mar 17, 9:03 PM
    • 1,176 Posts
    • 4,370 Thanks
    twigpig
    Lists coming up. Was a bit ill yesterday so didn't get a chance. Hope everyone is well. Glad to see you're hanging in with us dsm
    Wow, quite a day orange. Hope next week goes back to a boring old day
    TTC #3..........
    • twigpig
    • By twigpig 11th Mar 17, 9:05 PM
    • 1,176 Posts
    • 4,370 Thanks
    twigpig
    TTC thread

    Two Week Wait (BFP Hopefuls)
    CD20 twigpig - 7 dpo (?)
    CD24 Orange_Candle - 8 dpo
    CD50 MrsNubs - 23 dpo ??


    "If in doubt - BD" Zone
    CD6 ButterflyBabe - awaiting ov
    CD9 Zeni - awaiting ov
    CD9 athensgeorgia - awaiting ov
    CD11 kirtsypoos - awaiting ov
    CD15 Cherry Gale - awaiting ov
    CD27 easilydistracted - awaiting ov
    CD109 DSM348 - awaiting ov


    "Wine and Chocolate" zone


    Those we haven't heard from in a while[B]
    dragoneye454

    Those with * sometimes uses conceive plus/preseed.
    The names in blue has a link to their Fertility Friend chart.
    When posting updates, can you please do them in Magenta so it's easy to spot. This thread is all about support, so remember to click thanks on as many posts as you can! It makes us all feel loved.

    For those posting on smartphones or tablets the code for magenta is
    ([ )COLOR="magenta"( ] )your text ( [ )/COLOR ( ] ) (lose the round bracket)

    Please let me know if anything needs editing (including the zone you are in) and I will try to keep up.

    Thread Graduates
    2ba3c 25/03/17
    sulphate 31/01/17
    chickenmama 10/12/16
    PeppaCoin BFP 29/11/16
    Ratison BFP 05/11/16
    Newthrift BFP 20/10/16
    Snowscreamer BFP 15/10/16
    Firebird082 BFP 08/10/16
    Penguingirl BFP 24/09/16
    april87 BFP 22/09/16
    Keekee BFP 21/08/16
    Clarabell1984 BFP 21/7/16
    Cats2012 BFP 9/7/16
    big5 BFP 15/6/16
    sexymouse BFP 4/6/16
    VicVics BFP 16/5/16
    MancMama4 BFP 29/4/16
    pinkpetal BFP 24/4/16
    Apple1985 BFP 19/4/16
    Tinks05 BFP 18/4/16
    TTC #3..........
    • samtoby
    • By samtoby 11th Mar 17, 10:30 PM
    • 2,379 Posts
    • 11,966 Thanks
    samtoby
    Hi - I am Samtoby and ttc number 3 - well technically number 4 I guess.

    I was on the forum a lot when trying to conceive number 2, but lost that baby sadly but had a daughter in 2014. I have a son 12 also.

    I am 31 (32 on Friday arrrgggghhh) and have been trying for number 4 for over a year.

    I feel a bit alone so thought I would come and say 'hi'.

    xx
    DS 18.06.2004 --2013-- 2.05.2014
    E-Bay Power Seller - Amazon Seller, Etsy Seller
    April GC 36.56 so far
    £0/ £4,533.47 0% 28th April 2014
    4kw Solar PV system with Immersun
    • twigpig
    • By twigpig 12th Mar 17, 6:08 PM
    • 1,176 Posts
    • 4,370 Thanks
    twigpig
    Hey samtoby, think we were here together in 2013, welcome hope your stay is short

    Let me know if and where to pop you on the list.
    Last edited by twigpig; 12-03-2017 at 6:11 PM.
    TTC #3..........
    • twigpig
    • By twigpig 12th Mar 17, 6:10 PM
    • 1,176 Posts
    • 4,370 Thanks
    twigpig
    Knew not to trust fertility friend..... remember I posted about a solid OV line on day 14..... well, it disappeared today at day 22. Lol. How ridiculous. I'll pop myself back to if in doubt. I think OV will be in the next 7 days. What a faff....... I knew I didn't trust it even though it was a solid line
    TTC #3..........
    • twigpig
    • By twigpig 12th Mar 17, 6:15 PM
    • 1,176 Posts
    • 4,370 Thanks
    twigpig
    TTC thread

    Two Week Wait (BFP Hopefuls)
    CD25 Orange_Candle - 9 dpo
    CD50 MrsNubs - test


    "If in doubt - BD" Zone
    CD7 ButterflyBabe - awaiting ov
    CD10 Zeni - awaiting ov
    CD10 athensgeorgia - awaiting ov
    CD12 kirtsypoos - awaiting ov
    CD16 Cherry Gale - awaiting ov
    CD22 twigpig - awaiting ov
    CD28 easilydistracted - awaiting ov
    CD110 DSM348 - awaiting ov


    "Wine and Chocolate" zone


    Those we haven't heard from in a while[B]
    dragoneye454

    Those with * sometimes uses conceive plus/preseed.
    The names in blue has a link to their Fertility Friend chart.
    When posting updates, can you please do them in Magenta so it's easy to spot. This thread is all about support, so remember to click thanks on as many posts as you can! It makes us all feel loved.

    For those posting on smartphones or tablets the code for magenta is
    ([ )COLOR="magenta"( ] )your text ( [ )/COLOR ( ] ) (lose the round bracket)

    Please let me know if anything needs editing (including the zone you are in) and I will try to keep up.

    Thread Graduates
    2ba3c 25/03/17
    sulphate 31/01/17
    chickenmama 10/12/16
    PeppaCoin BFP 29/11/16
    Ratison BFP 05/11/16
    Newthrift BFP 20/10/16
    Snowscreamer BFP 15/10/16
    Firebird082 BFP 08/10/16
    Penguingirl BFP 24/09/16
    april87 BFP 22/09/16
    Keekee BFP 21/08/16
    Clarabell1984 BFP 21/7/16
    Cats2012 BFP 9/7/16
    big5 BFP 15/6/16
    sexymouse BFP 4/6/16
    VicVics BFP 16/5/16
    MancMama4 BFP 29/4/16
    pinkpetal BFP 24/4/16
    Apple1985 BFP 19/4/16
    Tinks05 BFP 18/4/16
    TTC #3..........
    • Cherry Gale
    • By Cherry Gale 13th Mar 17, 10:24 AM
    • 320 Posts
    • 439 Thanks
    Cherry Gale
    I'm 2 dpo thanks Twigpig!

    Hope everyone had a nice weekend!
    • kirtsypoos
    • By kirtsypoos 13th Mar 17, 11:45 AM
    • 2,550 Posts
    • 10,436 Thanks
    kirtsypoos
    Knew not to trust fertility friend..... remember I posted about a solid OV line on day 14..... well, it disappeared today at day 22. Lol. How ridiculous. I'll pop myself back to if in doubt. I think OV will be in the next 7 days. What a faff....... I knew I didn't trust it even though it was a solid line
    Originally posted by twigpig
    What a pain twig! Not entirely helpful when you are trying to keep track but at least you didn't miss BD'ing, silver clouds and all that

    I forgot to bring my OPKs to work so will have to test when I get home - I got a positive on CD13 last 2 months so think I've been OVing on CD14....fingers crossed as OH is at home tonight
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    • MrsNubs
    • By MrsNubs 14th Mar 17, 12:56 PM
    • 24 Posts
    • 47 Thanks
    MrsNubs
    So I'm still hanging around waiting for AF, no BFP and no sign of anything! Very frustrating!!!
    • Cherry Gale
    • By Cherry Gale 14th Mar 17, 2:18 PM
    • 320 Posts
    • 439 Thanks
    Cherry Gale
    How annoying MrsNubs, hope you get your answer soon. I'm in the first week of the 2WW, and I always hate the second, but it looks like you are into the third?
    • WelshKitty85
    • By WelshKitty85 14th Mar 17, 9:45 PM
    • 625 Posts
    • 5,702 Thanks
    WelshKitty85
    Hi ladies,

    Sorry I've not posted for a while. AF caught up with me last month and I decided to stop worrying about ttc and what will be will be. I got cramping last week though and I just knew what it was, and yesterday I got my bfp. Had to get DH to check as I thought I was seeing things. But I tested again today and it was another bfp. I can't quite believe it, but just wanted to pop in and say there is light at the end of the tunnel, so don't give up x
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    • Munchkin84
    • By Munchkin84 14th Mar 17, 9:48 PM
    • 97 Posts
    • 157 Thanks
    Munchkin84
    Congratulations x
    • twigpig
    • By twigpig 14th Mar 17, 10:00 PM
    • 1,176 Posts
    • 4,370 Thanks
    twigpig
    Hey MrsNubs. Just let me know if and how to update you on the list. Hope your hanging on to a little but of sanity.

    That's great welshkitty. Congratulations

    Hope hubby was around last night kirtsypoos
    TTC #3..........
    • twigpig
    • By twigpig 14th Mar 17, 10:02 PM
    • 1,176 Posts
    • 4,370 Thanks
    twigpig
    TTC thread

    Two Week Wait (BFP Hopefuls)
    CD27 Orange_Candle - 11 dpo
    CD52 MrsNubs - test


    "If in doubt - BD" Zone
    CD9 ButterflyBabe - awaiting ov
    CD12 Zeni - awaiting ov
    CD12 athensgeorgia - awaiting ov
    CD14 kirtsypoos - awaiting ov
    CD18 Cherry Gale - awaiting ov
    CD24 twigpig - awaiting ov
    CD30 easilydistracted - awaiting ov
    CD112 DSM348 - awaiting ov


    "Wine and Chocolate" zone


    Those we haven't heard from in a while[B]
    dragoneye454

    Those with * sometimes uses conceive plus/preseed.
    The names in blue has a link to their Fertility Friend chart.
    When posting updates, can you please do them in Magenta so it's easy to spot. This thread is all about support, so remember to click thanks on as many posts as you can! It makes us all feel loved.

    For those posting on smartphones or tablets the code for magenta is
    ([ )COLOR="magenta"( ] )your text ( [ )/COLOR ( ] ) (lose the round bracket)

    Please let me know if anything needs editing (including the zone you are in) and I will try to keep up.

    Thread Graduates
    2ba3c 25/03/17
    sulphate 31/01/17
    chickenmama 10/12/16
    PeppaCoin BFP 29/11/16
    Ratison BFP 05/11/16
    Newthrift BFP 20/10/16
    Snowscreamer BFP 15/10/16
    Firebird082 BFP 08/10/16
    Penguingirl BFP 24/09/16
    april87 BFP 22/09/16
    Keekee BFP 21/08/16
    Clarabell1984 BFP 21/7/16
    Cats2012 BFP 9/7/16
    big5 BFP 15/6/16
    sexymouse BFP 4/6/16
    VicVics BFP 16/5/16
    MancMama4 BFP 29/4/16
    pinkpetal BFP 24/4/16
    Apple1985 BFP 19/4/16
    Tinks05 BFP 18/4/16
    TTC #3..........
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