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    • sexymouse
    • By sexymouse 13th Apr 16, 12:29 PM
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    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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    • CreditCardJunkie
    • By CreditCardJunkie 7th Aug 18, 4:40 PM
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    CreditCardJunkie
    Will be interested to hear how you get on with those BB. I'm trying to take a relaxed approach at the moment but if I haven't caught by October I'm going to try everything lol. I really want a spring/summer baby!
    Pay ALL your debt off by Xmas 2018 #076
    • skimper
    • By skimper 7th Aug 18, 8:52 PM
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    skimper
    My last 5 period cycles have been 26,27,26,27,26 (how's that for a pattern) today is cycle day 27.
    I've had a bit of mucus this morning and a tiny bit of pink once when I wiped but that's it. Usually by now it would be really noticeable. Took a test and it was negative so see how the next few days go. I'm feeling a bit bloated so I'm pretty sure AF is on the way. Does this make me 'late' I'm not sure haha.
    • BusyBargainz
    • By BusyBargainz 8th Aug 18, 9:20 AM
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    BusyBargainz
    I will let you know how I get on CCJ. I am colour blind so worry I won't be able to even see the lines on them haha but we shall see how I get on! Me too, would love a summer baby!

    Wow Skimper that is so consistent! Keeping fingers crossed for you!
    • CreditCardJunkie
    • By CreditCardJunkie 8th Aug 18, 12:05 PM
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    CreditCardJunkie
    Lol I had a wee nosey at the clear blue fertility monitors on eBay last night. You can pick them up pretty cheap second hand!
    Going to see how the next two months go and then maybe invest!
    Pay ALL your debt off by Xmas 2018 #076
    • PrettyKittyKat
    • By PrettyKittyKat 8th Aug 18, 6:34 PM
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    PrettyKittyKat
    Two Week Wait (BFP Hopefuls)
    CD74 Tryingin2018
    CD30 Zeni
    CD28 Skimper
    CD27 KatieBee123

    "If in doubt - BD" Zone
    CD6 BusyBargainz

    "Wine and Chocolate" zone
    CD10 Creditcardjunkie
    CD7 Faith177
    CD7 HappyLassie13
    CD3 PrettyKittyKat
    CD? April87

    Those we haven't heard from in a while:
    Nanyco
    CamelLady
    athensgeorgia
    SlothSocks
    wifeforlife
    LKRDN_Morgan

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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. If you would like adding to the lists just let me know what CD day you are (the first day of your period is CD1).

    2018 Thread Graduates:
    Afoolandhermoney 23/01/2018
    Selement 9/3/2018
    Toots14 13/3/2018
    T4Taylor 29/3/2018
    NelliePie 13/4/2018
    HappyLassie13 20/5/2018
    Rambosmum 24/5/2018
    Celepie 30/5/2018
    HopHop 28/5/2018
    Gemini90 31/5/2018
    Sakurah 22/6/2018
    BapBap 1/7/2018
    KatieBee123 5/7/2018
    Lola25 11/7/2018
    • PrettyKittyKat
    • By PrettyKittyKat 8th Aug 18, 6:36 PM
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    PrettyKittyKat
    wow Skimper, that is some regular pattern for your cycle days! Fingers crossed that it is implantation bleeding and you get a BFP!

    i am having a wonderful time visiting family and friends. Lots of eating out and treat which isn't doing the healthy eating any good at all! AF looks to have left (mine are usually only 2-3 days) just a teeny bit today so I've put that down as spotting. I have enough OPK's left to use them again this month so going to give them another go and hopefully get a static this month!
    • skimper
    • By skimper 8th Aug 18, 10:04 PM
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    skimper
    I think today is cd1. I had a bit of brown this morning then quite a bit of pink today but no actual full period. I'll stay in the 2 week wait for now till I'm fully sure it is the start of AF. With the amount of pink ive had im sure it is. That would have made my last cycle 27 days so spot on with the pattern.
    I think I got a little confused thinking cd27 I should have been getting AF when it was cd28 I should have got it. If that makes sense haha.

    Good luck to everyone else in the 2ww.
    • skimper
    • By skimper 10th Aug 18, 9:51 AM
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    skimper
    Can i be moved to wine & chococlate zone - CD3 today.
    • PrettyKittyKat
    • By PrettyKittyKat 10th Aug 18, 1:28 PM
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    PrettyKittyKat
    Two Week Wait (BFP Hopefuls)
    CD76 Tryingin2018
    CD32 Zeni
    CD29 KatieBee123

    "If in doubt - BD" Zone
    CD8 BusyBargainz
    CD5 PrettyKittyKat

    "Wine and Chocolate" zone
    CD12 Creditcardjunkie
    CD9 Faith177
    CD9 HappyLassie13
    CD3 Skimper
    CD? April87

    Those we haven't heard from in a while:
    Nanyco
    CamelLady
    athensgeorgia
    SlothSocks
    wifeforlife
    LKRDN_Morgan

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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. If you would like adding to the lists just let me know what CD day you are (the first day of your period is CD1).

    2018 Thread Graduates:
    Afoolandhermoney 23/01/2018
    Selement 9/3/2018
    Toots14 13/3/2018
    T4Taylor 29/3/2018
    NelliePie 13/4/2018
    HappyLassie13 20/5/2018
    Rambosmum 24/5/2018
    Celepie 30/5/2018
    HopHop 28/5/2018
    Gemini90 31/5/2018
    Sakurah 22/6/2018
    BapBap 1/7/2018
    KatieBee123 5/7/2018
    Lola25 11/7/2018
    • PrettyKittyKat
    • By PrettyKittyKat 10th Aug 18, 1:30 PM
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    PrettyKittyKat
    I got confused in the same way skimper, thinking AF would arrive on CD35 as last month was a 35 day cycle but AF should arrive the day after (which it did!).

    My few days visiting family is over now. I've had such a lovely week and definitely feel refreshed! I am really looking forward to getting home to OH though, it's the longest we have spent apart in about 4 years!
    • CreditCardJunkie
    • By CreditCardJunkie 10th Aug 18, 8:01 PM
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    CreditCardJunkie
    Glad to hear you're feeling refreshed PKK. Went out shopping for some clothes I need for a trip at the end of the month. Is anyone else a bit funny about buying clothes because they might not fit soon lol. According to Flo I'm due to ovulate on Sunday! I'm definitely more patient this month!!
    Pay ALL your debt off by Xmas 2018 #076
    • HappyLassie13
    • By HappyLassie13 10th Aug 18, 8:18 PM
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    HappyLassie13
    Back off holiday feeling happy and refreshed
    Can I please be moved into the if in doubt zone
    • PrettyKittyKat
    • By PrettyKittyKat 11th Aug 18, 11:45 AM
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    PrettyKittyKat
    Two Week Wait (BFP Hopefuls)
    CD77 Tryingin2018
    CD33 Zeni
    CD30 KatieBee123

    "If in doubt - BD" Zone
    CD10 HappyLassie13
    CD9 BusyBargainz
    CD6 PrettyKittyKat

    "Wine and Chocolate" zone
    CD13 Creditcardjunkie
    CD10 Faith177
    CD4 Skimper
    CD? April87

    Those we haven't heard from in a while:
    Nanyco
    CamelLady
    athensgeorgia
    SlothSocks
    wifeforlife
    LKRDN_Morgan

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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. If you would like adding to the lists just let me know what CD day you are (the first day of your period is CD1).

    2018 Thread Graduates:
    Afoolandhermoney 23/01/2018
    Selement 9/3/2018
    Toots14 13/3/2018
    T4Taylor 29/3/2018
    NelliePie 13/4/2018
    HappyLassie13 20/5/2018
    Rambosmum 24/5/2018
    Celepie 30/5/2018
    HopHop 28/5/2018
    Gemini90 31/5/2018
    Sakurah 22/6/2018
    BapBap 1/7/2018
    KatieBee123 5/7/2018
    Lola25 11/7/2018
    • PrettyKittyKat
    • By PrettyKittyKat 12th Aug 18, 11:14 AM
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    PrettyKittyKat
    Two Week Wait (BFP Hopefuls)
    CD78 Tryingin2018
    CD34 Zeni
    CD31 KatieBee123

    "If in doubt - BD" Zone
    CD11 HappyLassie13
    CD10 BusyBargainz
    CD7 PrettyKittyKat

    "Wine and Chocolate" zone
    CD14 Creditcardjunkie
    CD11 Faith177
    CD5 Skimper
    CD? April87

    Those we haven't heard from in a while:
    Nanyco
    CamelLady
    athensgeorgia
    SlothSocks
    wifeforlife
    LKRDN_Morgan

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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. If you would like adding to the lists just let me know what CD day you are (the first day of your period is CD1).

    2018 Thread Graduates:
    Afoolandhermoney 23/01/2018
    Selement 9/3/2018
    Toots14 13/3/2018
    T4Taylor 29/3/2018
    NelliePie 13/4/2018
    HappyLassie13 20/5/2018
    Rambosmum 24/5/2018
    Celepie 30/5/2018
    HopHop 28/5/2018
    Gemini90 31/5/2018
    Sakurah 22/6/2018
    BapBap 1/7/2018
    KatieBee123 5/7/2018
    Lola25 11/7/2018
    • BusyBargainz
    • By BusyBargainz 12th Aug 18, 1:38 PM
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    BusyBargainz
    I know what you mean CCJ, I!!!8217;m going to a wedding in December and not sure when to start looking at outfits. I!!!8217;m gonna start the OPKs tomorrow as they recommend CD11 on the pack and I!!!8217;m gonna see how I get on! App says CD15 for OV so will see if the OPKs match up with this.
    • GingerSaurus
    • By GingerSaurus 12th Aug 18, 4:23 PM
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    GingerSaurus
    I!!!8217;m the same with clothes shopping, I!!!8217;ve definitely bought less this year!

    AF has arrived after a 65 day cycle. I!!!8217;m considering trying OPKs for the first time to try to find out if OV is happening, do you ladies think there!!!8217;s any point when my cycles are so long?
    • skimper
    • By skimper 12th Aug 18, 7:03 PM
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    skimper
    Ginger - id say maybe do them every other day? Then every day once you start to get a line/flashing face (depending on what your using) then your not using as many?
    Probably best off using the cheap ones from Amazon. You can get 40 for a few

    We're going to give this month a proper go. Usually we would only do the deed about 3 times in the fertile window. This time were going to aim for every other day once AF stops and keep going past OV. Usually we stop the day after. Not easy when the other half works 12 your shifts and is up at 4am for work.
    • CreditCardJunkie
    • By CreditCardJunkie 12th Aug 18, 7:18 PM
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    CreditCardJunkie
    Aww so difficult! We dtd every other day after AF for the 11 "blue" days as shown on the Flo app which all say there is a chance to get pregnant. I'll let you know how I get on with that lol.

    can I be moved to tww please? so hard to get the size/colour changed on a phone!!
    Pay ALL your debt off by Xmas 2018 #076
    • GingerSaurus
    • By GingerSaurus 12th Aug 18, 9:17 PM
    • 14 Posts
    • 18 Thanks
    GingerSaurus
    Thanks skimper, good idea. Ive ordered some cheap ones from Amazon.
    • PrettyKittyKat
    • By PrettyKittyKat 13th Aug 18, 11:17 AM
    • 536 Posts
    • 492 Thanks
    PrettyKittyKat
    Two Week Wait (BFP Hopefuls)
    CD79 Tryingin2018
    CD35 Zeni
    CD32 KatieBee123

    "If in doubt - BD" Zone
    CD15 Creditcardjunkie
    CD12 HappyLassie13
    CD11 BusyBargainz
    CD8 PrettyKittyKat

    "Wine and Chocolate" zone
    CD12 Faith177
    CD6 Skimper
    CD? April87

    Those we haven't heard from in a while:
    Nanyco
    CamelLady
    athensgeorgia
    SlothSocks
    wifeforlife
    LKRDN_Morgan

    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. If you would like adding to the lists just let me know what CD day you are (the first day of your period is CD1).

    2018 Thread Graduates:
    Afoolandhermoney 23/01/2018
    Selement 9/3/2018
    Toots14 13/3/2018
    T4Taylor 29/3/2018
    NelliePie 13/4/2018
    HappyLassie13 20/5/2018
    Rambosmum 24/5/2018
    Celepie 30/5/2018
    HopHop 28/5/2018
    Gemini90 31/5/2018
    Sakurah 22/6/2018
    BapBap 1/7/2018
    KatieBee123 5/7/2018
    Lola25 11/7/2018
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