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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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    • PrettyKittyKat
    • By PrettyKittyKat 10th Nov 18, 5:01 PM
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    We are doing well so far this month, and we are really enjoying it too! I like that we are in a positive mindframe this month. Although I have my down moments as it seems every man and his dog is pregnant at the moment, they are not consuming me. OH has started giving me a cheeky look and saying ‘want to go make babies’ at bedtime hahaha. We have BD on CD 7, CD9, CD11 and CD12 (today) so far. Fertile week starts in 2 days so hopefully we are able to continue this and my temping shows that I have ovulated!

    CCJ I’ve had pains on some months which I have think are ovulation pains, but not always. However they are never bad enough to need to take medication. It’s like a dull ache in my pelvis.
    • PrettyKittyKat
    • By PrettyKittyKat 11th Nov 18, 7:22 AM
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    PrettyKittyKat
    2 Week Wait (BFP Hopefuls)
    CD58 Missmoose
    CD42 Thrift260
    CD36 Buttermint

    "If in doubt - BD" Zone
    CD20 Aunty-Pickle
    CD19 Creditcardjunkie
    CD16 Skimper
    CD13 PrettyKittyKat

    "Wine and Chocolate" zone


    Those we haven't heard from in a while:
    Nanyco, CamelLady, athensgeorgia, SlothSocks, wifeforlife, LKRDN_Morgan, Zeni, KatieBee123, April87

    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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    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
    HappyLassie13 1/9/2018
    BusyBargainz 5/10/2018
    WJN222 18/10/2018
    Tryingin2018 24/10/2018
    Faith177 25/10/2018
    Ariel85 3/11/2018
    GingerSaurus 6/11/2018
    • PrettyKittyKat
    • By PrettyKittyKat 11th Nov 18, 7:26 AM
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    PrettyKittyKat
    An early lists update from today as I'm hoping to have a productive day today! Lots on the to do list to do, and I've already have to negotiate a film vs fortnite on the big telly between my two step sons and it's not even 7.30am! hahaha
    • Aunty-Pickle
    • By Aunty-Pickle 11th Nov 18, 9:36 AM
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    Aunty-Pickle
    PKK - Here's my current month's chart.
    You can see quite clearly a dip and then a sharp increase in temperature which marks when ovulation took place.
    The green "Days" (11-14, marked at the bottom of the chart) show when the fertile window was, the sort of orange "days" (15-19) is the current - luteal phase I'm in - ie the 2ww.
    Hope that makes sense and sort of helps a bit!
    [Edit to add: congratulations on today's already impressive achievements!!]

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    Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock
    • Buttermint
    • By Buttermint 11th Nov 18, 10:16 AM
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    Buttermint
    Hi everyone

    Hope youíre all having a lovely weekend, sounding very productive indeed PKK!

    I think I may have had a very very faint positive this morning. I wasnít even going to test this month and just wait for AF but Iíve been feeling a bit queasy the last few days so thought I would try and see.

    It was a Superdrug own brand one. The line is very faint. I donít know if itís just my eyes playing tricks on me. I have been having cramps and quite sore nips so will just wait and see if AF arrive, if not will test again later in the week.

    So hard not to get the hopes up

    Xx
    • CreditCardJunkie
    • By CreditCardJunkie 11th Nov 18, 11:25 AM
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    CreditCardJunkie
    Oh my goodness buttermint! How exciting!! Fingers crossed for you!
    Pay ALL your debt off by Xmas 2018 #076
    • Buttermint
    • By Buttermint 11th Nov 18, 3:54 PM
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    Buttermint
    Okay so I couldnít wait until the morning

    Went and got a Clearblue digital and it came up with a BFP!!! Pregnant 1-2 weeks

    Came over all emotional and ran down stairs to tell hubby, so much for all the plans I had of putting buns in ovens etc lol.

    The support on here has been invaluable. I donít have any real girl friends and my mum lives quite far away, so this journey could have been excruciatingly lonely but with all of you I felt like I could cope every month with people who understood what I was going through. I really hope each & every one of you the best and that you get your BFPs very soon

    Baby dust xx
    • HopHop
    • By HopHop 11th Nov 18, 4:43 PM
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    HopHop
    That's amazing news Buttermint, congratulations, hope you have a nice smooth 9 months x
    • CreditCardJunkie
    • By CreditCardJunkie 11th Nov 18, 5:40 PM
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    CreditCardJunkie
    Buttermint I am absolutely delighted for you!! Happy and healthy 9months, do let us know how you're getting on!
    Pay ALL your debt off by Xmas 2018 #076
    • PrettyKittyKat
    • By PrettyKittyKat 11th Nov 18, 7:37 PM
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    PrettyKittyKat
    Just had to pop back in to say congratulations Buttermint! What a lovely surprise for you as you were so certain AF was on her way!

    Thanks for sharing your chart Aunty-Pickle, it is really helpful to see how it looks when there is ovulation! I am really hoping to see this lovely dip and spike in the next few days! I finally signed up to FF and inputted my temps today. FF is predicting my fertile days slightly earlier than Ovia so it will be interesting to see what the temps say!

    So with buttermint becoming a graduate also it means... and then there were 6! Wouldn't it be wonderful for us all to graduate before the end of the year?

    Any lurkers fancy coming to join us? (we know you are there hehehe!)
    • Aunty-Pickle
    • By Aunty-Pickle 11th Nov 18, 7:41 PM
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    Aunty-Pickle
    congratulations Buttermint!!
    wooohoo!!
    Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock
    • skimper
    • By skimper 11th Nov 18, 9:12 PM
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    skimper
    Aw congrats buttermint.

    Don't think we timed it great this month, BD cd10, cd12 then ov cd14 or 15 then BD cd16. Not sure on exact day of ovulation as I had ewcm both days & I forgot to take my opks away with me.
    Don't worry ppk I'm sure I'll be around for a while propping up the board.

    Can I be moved to the 2 week wait please.
    • PrettyKittyKat
    • By PrettyKittyKat 12th Nov 18, 6:38 PM
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    PrettyKittyKat
    2 Week Wait (BFP Hopefuls)
    CD59 Missmoose
    CD43 Thrift260
    CD21 Aunty-Pickle
    CD17 Skimper

    "If in doubt - BD" Zone
    CD20 Creditcardjunkie
    CD14 PrettyKittyKat

    "Wine and Chocolate" zone


    Those we haven't heard from in a while:
    Nanyco, CamelLady, athensgeorgia, SlothSocks, wifeforlife, LKRDN_Morgan, Zeni, KatieBee123, April87

    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
    HappyLassie13 1/9/2018
    BusyBargainz 5/10/2018
    WJN222 18/10/2018
    Tryingin2018 24/10/2018
    Faith177 25/10/2018
    Ariel85 3/11/2018
    GingerSaurus 6/11/2018
    Buttermint 11/11/2018
    • PrettyKittyKat
    • By PrettyKittyKat 12th Nov 18, 6:40 PM
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    Hopefully you won't be here much longer I feel like I'll never graduate! hahaha

    Last day of the dark green fertile days on FF today, and the first day of fertile week on Ovia. We BD yesterday so think it will be a night off tonight! We've both had hectic days at work today so an early night of the sleeping kind is in order I think!
    • PrettyKittyKat
    • By PrettyKittyKat 13th Nov 18, 6:18 PM
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    PrettyKittyKat
    2 Week Wait (BFP Hopefuls)
    CD44 Thrift260
    CD22 Aunty-Pickle
    CD18 Skimper

    "If in doubt - BD" Zone
    CD21 Creditcardjunkie
    CD15 PrettyKittyKat

    "Wine and Chocolate" zone


    Those we haven't heard from in a while:
    Nanyco, CamelLady, athensgeorgia, SlothSocks, wifeforlife, LKRDN_Morgan, Zeni, KatieBee123, April87, Missmoose

    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
    HappyLassie13 1/9/2018
    BusyBargainz 5/10/2018
    WJN222 18/10/2018
    Tryingin2018 24/10/2018
    Faith177 25/10/2018
    Ariel85 3/11/2018
    GingerSaurus 6/11/2018
    Buttermint 11/11/2018
    • CreditCardJunkie
    • By CreditCardJunkie 14th Nov 18, 8:53 AM
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    CreditCardJunkie
    Morning girlies... Just wondering if anyone's had anything similar to this? I've found a small hard lump under my skin in my pelvic region. Its sore to touch but otherwise wouldn't know it was there. Obviously found it a bit worrying and rang the Dr this morning who told me it's likely just a cyst and to come back if it gets red (it's under my skin so I can't see it) or if it gets any bigger.
    I did tell him we'd been trying for a baby and he said it's unlikely to be related to fertility.
    Anyone had any cysts before?
    Pay ALL your debt off by Xmas 2018 #076
    • skimper
    • By skimper 14th Nov 18, 11:57 AM
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    CCJ - I've had a few, they are nothing to worry about. Most of the time they just disappear again, sometimes they turn in to a bit of a spot & then pop. Mine are usually quite sore to touch & when you wipe which can be a pain, but usually only last about a week.

    Currently got a big one on my back, doesn't bother me & doesn't hurt, but they wont take it about due to the location of it.
    • Tryingin2018
    • By Tryingin2018 14th Nov 18, 1:21 PM
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    Tryingin2018
    Probably need to come off the bfp list.

    Had HCG done Monday following my scan. They were repeat bloods after Friday and showed an abnormal rise in HCG.

    On my 30th birthday, yesterday, I began bleeding and spent the evening in EPU being prodded and poked to see if it's ectopic. I'm currently awaiting blood test results in hospital to either confirm miscarriage of ectopic.

    We are both devastated that after 9 months of trying it's ended like this. We go to Rome tomorrow for a much needed break and will be TTC asap. I don't think I'll be able to get excited if I do get another bfp because I'm now always going to have the fear of my body failing me.
    • CreditCardJunkie
    • By CreditCardJunkie 14th Nov 18, 6:13 PM
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    CreditCardJunkie
    Thanks skimper that's eased my mind!

    Oh trying I am so sorry, praying that it's not the worse. Enjoy your trip, sounds like it's much needed!
    Pay ALL your debt off by Xmas 2018 #076
    • PrettyKittyKat
    • By PrettyKittyKat 14th Nov 18, 7:51 PM
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    PrettyKittyKat
    2 Week Wait (BFP Hopefuls)
    CD45 Thrift260
    CD23 Aunty-Pickle
    CD19 Skimper

    "If in doubt - BD" Zone
    CD22 Creditcardjunkie
    CD16 PrettyKittyKat

    "Wine and Chocolate" zone


    Those we haven't heard from in a while:
    Nanyco, CamelLady, athensgeorgia, SlothSocks, wifeforlife, LKRDN_Morgan, Zeni, KatieBee123, April87, Missmoose

    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
    HappyLassie13 1/9/2018
    BusyBargainz 5/10/2018
    WJN222 18/10/2018
    Faith177 25/10/2018
    Ariel85 3/11/2018
    GingerSaurus 6/11/2018
    Buttermint 11/11/2018
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