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    • lulu 92
    • By lulu 92 1st Jan 15, 10:05 AM
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    lulu 92
    Official Trying to Conceive - Thread 12
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    • 1st Jan 15, 10:05 AM
    Official Trying to Conceive - Thread 12 1st Jan 15 at 10:05 AM
    This is the new thread for those trying for a baby.
    The previous one is here:
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=4890361

    Please be aware that this is a thread for those trying to conceive. If you wish to announce a pregnancy and you have never used this thread before, please 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
    4nnabella (33) TTC #2 since 12/14 (mmc 11/13)
    babyb06 (31) TTC #1 since 10/14
    BabyMad (35) TTC#1 since 02/13
    Battlestarcat (25) TTC#1 since 02/14
    Black Ribboner (28) TTC#1 since 11/14
    Bluegreen143 (26) TTC#1 since 02/15
    blueneleh (36) TTC#2 since 08/14
    boat girl (33) TTC#2 since 11/13
    Bobley (28) TTC#1 since 09/14
    Cherrylips30 (37) TTC #1 since 10/14
    Chickp (29) TTC#1 since 03/15
    chocoholic_chick TTC#1 since 12/12
    Claretsgirl (41) TTC since 09/13 (mc 1/14)
    Cookiee TTC#1 since 10/13
    Cottage_Retreatist (28) TTC#1 since 05/14
    Dani (32) TTC#1 since 05/13
    DellyC TTC #1 03/15
    Diamond Orchid (31) TTC #2 since 03/15
    ellesbellesxxx (31) TTC#1 since 09/14
    fannyanna (28) TTC#1 since 04/11
    Flower10 (31) TTC#1 since 01/15
    hbex (30) TTC#1 since 01/15
    january_23 (23) TTC#1 since 08/12
    Jay20043 (33) TTC#1 since 09/12, MMC's 05/13, 03/14
    Jenni_fer (31) TTC#2 since 01/15
    JoBatch80 (35) TTC#1 since 08/14
    Jonesy TTC #1 04/15
    kellykins (31) TTC#1 since 12/12
    Lemon Tree (42) TTC #2 since 2/15
    lilian1977 (36) TTC#2 since 03/14
    Lindsey (29) TTC#1 04/15
    loulou123 (32) TTC#1 since 04/11
    Lulu 92 (22) TTC#1 since 09/14
    maire1 (31) TTC#2 since 02/15
    me-charlotte TTC#1 since 09/14
    MarleneB (30) TTC#1 since 09/13
    michbright (37) TTC#4 since 01/15
    Milliebob (27) TTC #2 Since 05/15
    mogwai (34) TTC#2 since 02/14
    Mortgage Reduction Novice (31) TTC#1 08/14
    MrsMills1985 (28) TTC#1 since 11/13
    Rambosmum (31) TTC #1 since 03/15
    saver-j TTC#1 since 11/14
    sexymouse (32) TTC #2 Since 05/15
    snow_ball (36) TTC#1 since 01/15

    Shrimpy_80 (33) TTC#1 since 07/13
    snapping_crocodile (32) TTC#1 since 01/14
    ThePug (29) TTC#1 since 02/15
    ThinkPink (32) ttc 1 since 09/13
    VickyV (34) TTC#3 since 6/14
    Without-a-paddle (43) TTC#1 since 02/13
    WizzyPop (32) TTC#1 since 09/14
    xacesx (28) TTC#2 since 02/14

    Those with * used Preseed/Conceive Plus

    Thread Graduates
    pm04gn BFP 5/12/14
    slowlyfading BFP 6/12/14
    a fresh start BFP 12/12/14
    musogirl295 BFP 28/12/14
    keza BFP 4/1/15
    oscarsmummy BFP 14/1/15
    Marmite 27 BFP7/2/15
    sunshine81 BFP 11/2/15
    Cath_Ster BFP 15/2/15
    dottymrsp BFP 21/2/15
    AmyTurtle BFP 8/3/15
    Mrshaworth2b BFP 10/3/15
    LottieLou BFP 18/3/15
    Bluegreen143 BFP 23/3/15
    ThePug BFP 31/03/15

    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) - 25mIU
    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 lulu 92; 24-08-2015 at 8:19 PM.
    Our Rainbow Twins born 17th April 2016
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    • lulu 92
    • By lulu 92 1st Jan 15, 10:07 AM
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    • #2
    • 1st Jan 15, 10:07 AM
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    • 1st Jan 15, 10:07 AM
    New year, new thread - hopefully this means a new lot of BFPs!! (as I made the thread does that mean I get the first one of the year? )

    Hope everybody had a good New Year! Now get BD'ing!!

    <3
    Our Rainbow Twins born 17th April 2016
    02.06.2015
    29.12.2018



    • ellesbellesxxx
    • By ellesbellesxxx 1st Jan 15, 10:08 AM
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    ellesbellesxxx
    • #3
    • 1st Jan 15, 10:08 AM
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    • 1st Jan 15, 10:08 AM
    ooo shiny new thread! Thanks Lulu...please can I be added to list? TTC since 09/14
    Also, I am CD5 - had a 24 day cycle and 2 AFs in a month - relinquishing any hope of a Dec BFP! Oh well new year new start.
    Here's to lots of BFPs in 2015!!!
    • rinroo
    • By rinroo 1st Jan 15, 1:27 PM
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    rinroo
    • #4
    • 1st Jan 15, 1:27 PM
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    • 1st Jan 15, 1:27 PM
    Thanks for the new thread lulu

    Can I please be updated as CD1 nice present to start the new year... Not!!

    Wishing all those testing soon lots of luck fingers crossed x

    Oh and happy new year all hope it's filled with lots of BFPs
    • saver-j
    • By saver-j 1st Jan 15, 1:40 PM
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    saver-j
    • #5
    • 1st Jan 15, 1:40 PM
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    • 1st Jan 15, 1:40 PM
    Happy new year everyone!
    Thanks for the new thread lulu, hope it brings us all lots of luck.
    Just realised I never got added to the front page so if you wouldn't mind:
    saver-j TTC #1 since 11/14

    I'm going to think positive and guess5BFP for January.
    Last edited by saver-j; 01-01-2015 at 1:42 PM. Reason: Colour didn't work
    • Mrs_T_M
    • By Mrs_T_M 1st Jan 15, 1:44 PM
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    Mrs_T_M
    • #6
    • 1st Jan 15, 1:44 PM
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    • 1st Jan 15, 1:44 PM
    Since it's a new thread, you may wish to remove all of the 'Thread Graduates' from the last thread. Just a suggestion, and it isn't a must.
    Baby Dale
    26th January 2014 - Forever in our hearts

    Eli Gabriel 19th February 2015

  • Shen81
    • #7
    • 1st Jan 15, 2:04 PM
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    • 1st Jan 15, 2:04 PM
    Do we really need another TTC thread cluttering the page? There is already 2 more on page 1. 3 on page 1 is a bit ridiculous.
    • ellesbellesxxx
    • By ellesbellesxxx 1st Jan 15, 2:20 PM
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    ellesbellesxxx
    • #8
    • 1st Jan 15, 2:20 PM
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    • 1st Jan 15, 2:20 PM
    Shen, this one is designed to replace one of the others - thread 11.
    • lulu 92
    • By lulu 92 1st Jan 15, 2:33 PM
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    lulu 92
    • #9
    • 1st Jan 15, 2:33 PM
    • #9
    • 1st Jan 15, 2:33 PM
    added your lovely selves ellesbelles and saver-j

    Mrs_T_M I've removed the graduates but kept the December BFPs (so it doesn't look too bare!)

    How's everyone doing today?
    Our Rainbow Twins born 17th April 2016
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    29.12.2018



    • ellesbellesxxx
    • By ellesbellesxxx 1st Jan 15, 2:38 PM
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    ellesbellesxxx
    Thanks so much
  • Shen81
    Shen, this one is designed to replace one of the others - thread 11.
    Originally posted by ellesbellesxxx
    The thread has not finished though. It is still one of the top threads. If it's not broken, don't fix it. You have people jumping on the popular thread band wagon now, and it is just forum junk because thread 11 is still fit for purpose.
    • lulu 92
    • By lulu 92 1st Jan 15, 2:43 PM
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    lulu 92
    The thread has not finished though. It is still one of the top threads. If it's not broken, don't fix it. You have people jumping on the popular thread band wagon now, and it is just forum junk because thread 11 is still fit for purpose.
    Originally posted by Shen81
    We've only started a new one because the person who created the previous thread is heavily pregnant and soon won't have time to edit the first post for all us still TTC when she has a little one occupying her time.

    Apologies if this has annoyed you but we felt it was necessary.
    Our Rainbow Twins born 17th April 2016
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    29.12.2018



  • Shen81
    We've only started a new one because the person who created the previous thread is heavily pregnant and soon won't have time to edit the first post for all us still TTC when she has a little one occupying her time.

    Apologies if this has annoyed you but we felt it was necessary.
    Originally posted by lulu 92
    I agree with most of what you said but someone should close the other thread first. It's just cluttering the board up with the same style of threads. You can see why it irked me seeing 3 of the same style of thread on page 1.
    Last edited by Shen81; 01-01-2015 at 2:51 PM.
    • lulu 92
    • By lulu 92 1st Jan 15, 2:53 PM
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    lulu 92
    Fair enough, I have left the link to this new thread on the old one so hopefully it will get buried soon enough anyway. Obviously in the first few posts on a new thread there will be some crossover which will die down soon enough.

    Does it not irk you seeing 3 different kinds of pregnancy thread and a newborn thread?
    Our Rainbow Twins born 17th April 2016
    02.06.2015
    29.12.2018



    • Mrshaworth2b
    • By Mrshaworth2b 1st Jan 15, 8:00 PM
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    Mrshaworth2b
    It irks me that you clicked on it to comment
    Newly Married, not a 2b anymore!! Mum to two wonderful boys!
    • Mrs_T_M
    • By Mrs_T_M 1st Jan 15, 11:09 PM
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    Mrs_T_M
    The thread has not finished though. It is still one of the top threads. If it's not broken, don't fix it. You have people jumping on the popular thread band wagon now, and it is just forum junk because thread 11 is still fit for purpose.
    Originally posted by Shen81
    We've only started a new one because the person who created the previous thread is heavily pregnant and soon won't have time to edit the first post for all us still TTC when she has a little one occupying her time.

    Apologies if this has annoyed you but we felt it was necessary.
    Originally posted by lulu 92
    Exactly. I'm 32 weeks pregnant and really don't feel like having to keep up with the first page any longer, plus I didn't really feel that it was my place to do so any longer. Anyway, you can put in a request to an admin to close the old thread, just be sure you get them to close the correct one!

    Edited: just pm'd an admin to see if they could close the old one so that it will still be available to read, but not post on so that it will fall down the forum.
    Last edited by Mrs_T_M; 01-01-2015 at 11:15 PM.
    Baby Dale
    26th January 2014 - Forever in our hearts

    Eli Gabriel 19th February 2015

    • lulu 92
    • By lulu 92 2nd Jan 15, 8:13 AM
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    lulu 92
    Thanks Mrs_T_M you are a star

    So I'm CD32 and officially 1 day late. I'm assuming AF will make her appearance today but if she hasn't by the time I finish work I will go buy a test.

    Ordered 5 ICs off amazon last night. Didn't realise I had 44p left on a gift card so they were 96p! bargain!
    Our Rainbow Twins born 17th April 2016
    02.06.2015
    29.12.2018



  • dottymrsp
    Oooooh shiny new thread! I'm on CD3 today :-( and have been TTC since 9-14

    This year is totally gonna be our year, I can just feel it :-) Was talking to one of my best girliefriends yesterday about the future, let slip that we are planning on having a family 'at some point' but I think it's freakin obvious that we're TTC, I just don't like talking to people about it :-) EXCEPT YOU GUYS OBVS ;-D
  • cherrylips30
    Thanks for starting the new thread Lulu...

    Weird ov pains here today, too early this cycle surely?!!? Day 16-18 was looking "normal" for me, temps are higher than usual too... still it's only cycle 2 of temping, so maybe it needs a little longer to establish a pattern.

    Babydust to all xx
    Remember how far you've come, not just how far you have to go.
    You are not where you want to be, but neither are you where you used to be. {Rick Warren}
    • lulu 92
    • By lulu 92 2nd Jan 15, 8:58 AM
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    sorry to hear about AF dotty

    I have a small group of friends that know we are TTC. Out of the 4 that know 3 of them are pregnant! I had a big drunken NYE cry to OH about it when we got home, so 2015 is our year too

    I would assume, cherry, that it'd take longer to establish a pattern. I won't be temping unless I've not caught by April. fingers crossed for you xx
    Our Rainbow Twins born 17th April 2016
    02.06.2015
    29.12.2018



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