Post # 76
Welp, I’m back after taking last cycle off! Praying for my turkey baby…
Your age/partner’s age: 31/32
Baby #: 1
Current Cycle Day/DPO: CD1
Ovulation Date: Between 11/28-11/30
POAS Date: 12/15
Usual Cycle Length: 29 days
Cycles Trying: This is number 4
BFP Plan (BD timing, charting, prenatals, supplements, etc.): Following SMEP again, OPKs, prenatals, fish oil, maca root
Trying anything new this month? Going to actually try charting this time
For fun: What is your favorite holiday beverage and/or candle scent? Eggnog and peppermint hot cocoa
Post # 77
I’m hoping it doesn’t kill the mood, but we’re getting ‘sciencey’ this time around. I just ordered Pre-Seed, SoftCups and Mucinex.
My plan is from CD 10 – CD 18 to BD daily, take 600mg of Mucinex 2x/day, and to use softcups for 4 hours to overnight following BD. I thought about using OPK’s, but have decided that if we can BD daily, we’re just as well off, plus it’s less stress for me.
Post # 78
Dr_dazzle : huh! That’s so funny! My Garn is part of my DH’s nickname for me. I just added the ‘Obella’ because I have always loved ‘Bella’ names. If we have a daughter she will probably be Isabella. I see we’re peeing on a stick on the same day, so maybe this is the universe saying we’re going to get our BFPs together? (I can hope, right?!) 😉
Post # 79
Is this a faulty/invalid OPK? The control line doesn’t look nearly as dark as yesterday’s. Sorry if this is huge but…
Compared to yesterday’s..
And please excuse the vanity – we have so much dust right now it takes daily wiping and dusting to keep everything clean!
ETA: turns out I’m the faulty one! I just put today’s stick next to yesterday’s stick and the control lines are pretty much the same. Today’s is slightly pinker than yesterday’s, but no lighter. Both used FMU
Post # 80
If I dont even get a squinter or if AF shows up, this shirt is happening
Post # 81
garnobella : Be happy it’s just part of a nickname. When it was my last name people would be all “How do you spell that?” “Is it spelled Garner/Gains/etc.” seriously how hard is it? I’d always end up telling people “It’s like Barn but with a G” 🙄😂
And yes lets both get our bfp’s this month. I’m more than ready to jump off the ttc train.
Post # 82
Ladies, can I ask opinions?
I only started temping on Monday (couldn;’t find my BBT thermometer!), and I didn’t know what CD I was since I just got my IUD out a week ago, and wasn’t getting a period. My temps on Mon and Tues were consistent with pre-o temps from when I was charting before my son.
I peed on OPKS since Monday, at least 2x a day and came really close to a positive last night, but not quite there.
However, between yesterday and today my temps have gone up by .6 (Celsius), and are consistent with my post-o temps from pre-baby.
So would you assume I o’ed? I know it’s not *really* enough data….OPK this morning was neg.
Post # 83
Your age/partner’s age: 29/33
Baby #: 1
Current Cycle Day/DPO: CD3
Ovulation Date: 12/1
POAS Date: 12/15
Usual Cycle Length: 31
Cycles Trying: 4
BFP Plan (BD timing, charting, prenatals, supplements, etc.): Prenatals. OPKs.
Trying anything new this month? Been feeling a little lackluster about the whole thing. Just going with the flow, minimal fussing about things.
Link to your chart if charting: NA
For fun: What is your favorite holiday beverage and/or candle scent? I like pine scented things. I don’t really have a favorite beverage, I like all the non-coffee ones.
Post # 84
saratiara2 : I’d say you probably have O’ed. More likely if your temp is still up tomorrow. Are your opks still dark or are they lighter now?
Post # 85
danakxox : Yaasss 🙌
Dr_dazzle : Ugh, I know the feeling! My maiden name I always had to spell out and people would still get it wrong. My married name isn’t the easiest either, so frustrating. Some days I envy “Smith” and “Jones” surnames 😂 Come on universe, we’re ready!
Post # 86
Can I get your opinions on my OPKs? I’ve been feeling crampy today and I would say I’m getting pretty close/already have EWCM and I would say my second line is almost as dark as the first.. I’ve been testing every day of my fertile window at 5pm but wondering if I should start testing twice a day? I’m worried that maybe I will miss my positive? According to my app my ovulation date isn’t until this Saturday! But here are my pics! First one is 3 minutes after, 2nd is 5 minutes beside the other OPKs!
Maybe someone can explain something to me.. when I get a positive it means I’m going to ovulate in 24 hours? Regardless we are BDing every day until Saturday morning when I have to fly home! I just don’t want to miss this opportunity.. I spent 1,000 dollars on a plane ticket to get it hahahah
Post # 87
MamaWilson : I think you can O anywhere from 12-48 hours after a positive opk. I normally O the next day.
garnobella : My married name is a bit easier, but most people switch the E for an A.
Post # 88
MamaWilson : I’ve heard 12-72 hours after a +OPK you can expect O. Buuut that isn’t precise, pretty sure you can get the LH surge (which makes the OPK +) and O can still be delayed. Once you get a + make sure you BD for a few days just to be sure. Remember you can BD for the few days before a + and sperm may survive to meet the egg.
None of your tests look positive to me yet, getting closer though. When mine start getting darker (like your last one) I test in the morning and in the evening. It’s also probably best to photograph them at the same time point so you can see apple with apples 😊
Dr_dazzle : Ugh, can’t win! Lol 😂😭
Post # 89
Lots for me to go back and catch up on, but in the mean time, here’s the updated roll call. Welcome to all the newbie and rollovers!
Post # 90
Your age/partner’s age: 30/31
Baby #: 1!
Current Cycle Day/DPO: CD 5
Ovulation Date: Nov 28-30
POAS Date: Dec 15
Usual Cycle Length: 29~30 days
Cycles Trying: 2nd
BFP Plan (BD timing, charting, prenatals, supplements, etc.): Charting, Prenatals
Trying anything new this month? May purchase Preseed, still haven’t decided
Link to your chart if charting:
For fun: What is your favorite holiday beverage and/or candle scent? I enjoy having some Eggnog during the holidays