Am I ovulating?!?!?!?

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Yes, in my experience there will always be a second line on an OPK, it’s the shade of the test line that matters.  Like you said, it needs to be as dark or darker than the control line to be positive.  Especially since this is your first cycle tracking all of this stuff, it’ll take you a little while to figure out what your own “normal” is – for me, it’s very light test lines right up until ovulation day, then BAM, positive.  For you, it might be a moderately dark line for awhile that eventually darkens.

As far as the stretchy CM, that’s a good sign!  You might be gearing up for an early-ish ovulation (something around CD9-10 is uncommon, but not unheard of).  Or you might have ample EWCM, which is a good thing!  It’s totally possible to have as much as a week of clear, stretchy EWCM (actually, last cycle I had more than 10 days of it before I finally ovulated).

It may take a little bit to get a handle on all of this stuff, but you’re on the right track!  Best of luck!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Me too! I still havent gotten a positive OPK yet but we’ve only been TTC for less than a month, but have had a light line throughout my testing, i want my dark line now…lol

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Agreed with SadieBee, you will always have a 2nd line on an OPK. This is because LH is always present in your system. You are looking for the surge of the hormone, which is why you want the test line as dark or darker than the control. CD 7 is pretty darn early. I’d say you probably aren’t ovulating yet.

My biggest piece of advice for you is to have fun with it! It’s an exciting time and yet so easy to drive ourselves crazy fast.  

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Glad I’m not the only one! DH is just trucking along and not really wanting to have that full depth convo w me about LH levels so I had to google like a crazy person to find out what mine meant lol

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