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    • sexymouse
    • By sexymouse 13th Apr 16, 12:29 PM
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    sexymouse
    Official Trying to Conceive - Thread 13
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    • 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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    • spooney7
    • By spooney7 4th Oct 17, 8:26 PM
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    spooney7
    Lavender- NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month. I dabble with writing projects, but I tend to get bored easily. I'm hoping that this year I can actually complete something!

    The hair wasn't too difficult, I followed a tutorial online. I suppose it helps that I either wear my hair up or curly- if it was straight, then it would probably look awful
    • LavenderBee
    • By LavenderBee 4th Oct 17, 9:07 PM
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    LavenderBee
    Thanks Spooney - DH likes creative writing, I might look into it for him

    Sorry Toots, sending hugs
    • Zeni
    • By Zeni 5th Oct 17, 9:13 PM
    • 327 Posts
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    Zeni
    TTC Thread

    Two Week Wait (BFP Hopefuls)
    CD34 thrift360
    CD38 athensgeorgia - 10 dpo


    "If in doubt - BD" Zone
    CD7 Zeni - awaiting ovulation
    CD12 Spooney7 - awaiting ovulation

    "Wine and Chocolate" zone
    CD3 LavenderBee
    CD2 Toots14


    Those we haven't heard from in a while
    LKRDN_Morgan
    easilydistracted
    dragoneye454
    DSM348
    twigpig
    ButterflyBabe


    Those with * sometimes uses conceive plus/preseed.
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    Thread Graduates
    emdoug 26/09/17
    Teeniepops 14/09/17
    Chelle22 10/09/17
    KateySW 08/09/17
    MrsNubs 25/08/17
    Kirstypoos 21/07/17
    Sulphate 16/07/17
    Cherry Gale 11/7/17
    Orange_Candle 11/5/17
    alipops1986 05/05/17
    samtoby
    2ba3c 25/03/17
    chickenmama 10/12/16
    PeppaCoin BFP 29/11/16
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    • Zeni
    • By Zeni 5th Oct 17, 9:20 PM
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    Zeni
    Sorry AF got you toots xx

    Lavender 33% sounds about right!! My OH is convinced I'm the one with the bad memory as he never tells me anything then always claims he did (Im the one who puts eveything in her calendar as soon as I hear it!) He must have these fictional conversations with himself
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    • selement
    • By selement 6th Oct 17, 3:50 PM
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    selement
    How long after coming off the pill did you all start AF? I'm getting impatient but I don't think it's been unusually long yet. It has been nearly 1 month since my last pill and no withdrawal bleed or anything.
    Trying to lose weight (13.5lb to go)
    • Munchkin84
    • By Munchkin84 6th Oct 17, 3:58 PM
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    Munchkin84
    I think about six weeks ish
    • Zeni
    • By Zeni 6th Oct 17, 8:00 PM
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    Zeni
    Selement mine came pretty much the same, stopped right after a period and 28 days later ToM reared its head (albeit oh so much more painful and heavier than before bah!)
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    • Zeni
    • By Zeni 6th Oct 17, 8:00 PM
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    Zeni
    TTC Thread

    Two Week Wait (BFP Hopefuls)
    CD35 thrift360
    CD39 athensgeorgia - 11 dpo


    "If in doubt - BD" Zone
    CD8 Zeni - awaiting ovulation
    CD13 Spooney7 - awaiting ovulation

    "Wine and Chocolate" zone
    CD4 LavenderBee
    CD3 Toots14


    Those we haven't heard from in a while
    LKRDN_Morgan
    easilydistracted
    dragoneye454
    DSM348
    twigpig
    ButterflyBabe


    Those with * sometimes uses conceive plus/preseed.
    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.

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    Thread Graduates
    emdoug 26/09/17
    Teeniepops 14/09/17
    Chelle22 10/09/17
    KateySW 08/09/17
    MrsNubs 25/08/17
    Kirstypoos 21/07/17
    Sulphate 16/07/17
    Cherry Gale 11/7/17
    Orange_Candle 11/5/17
    alipops1986 05/05/17
    samtoby
    2ba3c 25/03/17
    chickenmama 10/12/16
    PeppaCoin BFP 29/11/16
    Swagbuckling since Aug 2016 - Earnings so far.. £55.
    • Zeni
    • By Zeni 7th Oct 17, 8:20 PM
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    Zeni
    ]TTC Thread

    Two Week Wait (BFP Hopefuls)
    CD36 thrift360
    CD40 athensgeorgia - 12 dpo


    "If in doubt - BD" Zone
    CD9 Zeni - awaiting ovulation
    CD14 Spooney7 - awaiting ovulation

    "Wine and Chocolate" zone
    CD5 LavenderBee
    CD4 Toots14


    Those we haven't heard from in a while
    LKRDN_Morgan
    easilydistracted
    dragoneye454
    DSM348
    twigpig
    ButterflyBabe


    Those with * sometimes uses conceive plus/preseed.
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    Thread Graduates
    emdoug 26/09/17
    Teeniepops 14/09/17
    Chelle22 10/09/17
    KateySW 08/09/17
    MrsNubs 25/08/17
    Kirstypoos 21/07/17
    Sulphate 16/07/17
    Cherry Gale 11/7/17
    Orange_Candle 11/5/17
    alipops1986 05/05/17
    samtoby
    2ba3c 25/03/17
    chickenmama 10/12/16
    PeppaCoin BFP 29/11/16
    Swagbuckling since Aug 2016 - Earnings so far.. £55.
    • Dot.1991
    • By Dot.1991 8th Oct 17, 4:40 PM
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    Dot.1991
    CD9 for me today and first day of the CB Digi advanced tests, had a clear circle this morning which I expected but looking forward to knowing exactly where I am at this month rather than second guessing the cheapies
    Hope everyone is having a good weekend
    • LavenderBee
    • By LavenderBee 8th Oct 17, 9:44 PM
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    LavenderBee
    Well, I'm not sure what to report - after putting myself in the wine and chocolate zone, it only turned out to be a tiny, tiny bleed lasting half a day on CD23 or 24 (but cripes did it ache!). Since then AF has been completely AWOL. If I ignore that bleed then I'm on CD29, I've never been on CD29! (We are a Forces family and we do not do 'late', we're early or on time ) Tried everything to bring AF out, and nothing's happened. I get twinges and aches, but I get them at least 3 weeks a month anyway.

    DH has his head well in the sand, if the endo is getting bad again he doesn't want to think about it; if it might be pregnancy he doesn't want the let down if it's a no (we've never had an "oooo, are we?!" moment). He's away for the week now too...
    • Zeni
    • By Zeni 8th Oct 17, 10:33 PM
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    Zeni
    TTC Thread

    Two Week Wait (BFP Hopefuls)
    CD37 thrift360
    CD41 athensgeorgia - 13 dpo


    "If in doubt - BD" Zone
    CD10 Zeni - awaiting ovulation
    CD9 Dot.1991 - awaiting ovulation
    CD15 Spooney7 - awaiting ovulation

    "Wine and Chocolate" zone
    CD6 LavenderBee
    CD4 Toots14


    Those we haven't heard from in a while
    LKRDN_Morgan
    easilydistracted
    dragoneye454
    DSM348
    twigpig
    ButterflyBabe


    Those with * sometimes uses conceive plus/preseed.
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    Thread Graduates
    emdoug 26/09/17
    Teeniepops 14/09/17
    Chelle22 10/09/17
    KateySW 08/09/17
    MrsNubs 25/08/17
    Kirstypoos 21/07/17
    Sulphate 16/07/17
    Cherry Gale 11/7/17
    Orange_Candle 11/5/17
    alipops1986 05/05/17
    samtoby
    2ba3c 25/03/17
    chickenmama 10/12/16
    PeppaCoin BFP 29/11/16
    Swagbuckling since Aug 2016 - Earnings so far.. £55.
    • Zeni
    • By Zeni 8th Oct 17, 10:34 PM
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    Zeni
    Oo Lavender well I've got my fingers crossed its the good option for you hun.

    Same dot got my CB digi ovulation stick all ready to test in the morning hopefully this one wont break after a few days!
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    • LavenderBee
    • By LavenderBee 8th Oct 17, 10:43 PM
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    LavenderBee
    Thanks, Zeni. I took a deep breath and ordered some tests from Amazon (hooray for Prime!) after writing that post. They arrive on Tuesday... If there's still no sign by then then I'll do one
    • Dot.1991
    • By Dot.1991 8th Oct 17, 10:54 PM
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    Dot.1991
    Haha yes Zeni I hope mine doesn't break either! I will be contacting them like you did if it does!
    X
    • athensgeorgia
    • By athensgeorgia 9th Oct 17, 10:29 AM
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    athensgeorgia
    I've been feeling really nauseous since Friday. On and off throughout the day and was beginning to get my hopes up. I looked at my Ovia yesterday and realised I'd got my days wrong I thought AF was due Sunday but turns out it's today. I'm being really strong and avoiding POAS as it only gets me down with a BFN and then AF showing up. Plus I have to go out and buy some so making an effort to avoid it until hopefully Wednesday but with a POAS addiction it may be difficult.

    B00bies are very sore too and have noticed a slight change in cm but also know to not get too excited as I've been let down many times before. I even went back through the thread to see if I've mentioned this before and it looks like I have. A year ago I seemed to have a similar cycle so another reason to take it easy.
    • LavenderBee
    • By LavenderBee 9th Oct 17, 12:59 PM
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    LavenderBee
    I've got everything crossed for you, Athens. Does it help at all that I'm pretty much at the same point and feeling exactly the same symptom wise? I'm not exactly huge (or even medium size) in the bust department but heaven help me, I can't do anything without wincing, they're that sore! CM wise there is no sign of imminent AF. Like you I was so worried about going out and buying a test and getting over-excited. I've ordered it online instead to enforce a waiting period; ordered a pack of 5 and I'll have them in my hand tomorrow night. If AF is still AWOL then I'll be testing on Wednesday too (that will be day 32 of my 26-28 day cycle).


    I found myself remarkably calm all weekend*, I went to 2 supermarkets and could have picked up a test in either. But I just couldn't even believe it was a possibility. This morning I woke up thinking "c'mon, I am dayS late now!" and starting to wonder this morning... I've never had a near miss before or much reason to POAS, aside from ovulation tests.


    *This may be in part because DH is still showing a lack of understanding about female biology To be fair to him he's seen so many symptoms of endo, I guess a lot of it just blurs into that for him, and his biggest concern is it coming back with a vengeance. However the one symptom I do not get is AWOL AF!


    Deep breaths and baby dust all round x
    • Dot.1991
    • By Dot.1991 9th Oct 17, 1:27 PM
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    Dot.1991
    Ooh that sounds promising for both of you, I have my fingers crossed, I think I would find it difficult to not test if I was late, but I am like you where I haven't had reasons to POAS before apart from now the OV tests so I think I'd get excited!
    • athensgeorgia
    • By athensgeorgia 9th Oct 17, 2:39 PM
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    athensgeorgia
    That sounds promising for you Lavender. Unfortunately for me I've had this before and got a BFN. So not holding out much hope tbh.
    • LavenderBee
    • By LavenderBee 9th Oct 17, 2:56 PM
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    LavenderBee
    By the way Thrift360 - how are you getting on? X
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