(Closed) December POAS Part V! Merry BFP's, Feliz BD'ing, and a Happy O to all!

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Post # 32
1092 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Just popping in to say I love the thread title!  It made me giggle this morning. ๐Ÿ™‚ “Feliz BD’ing” haha

If I get to POAS, it will be at the end of the month, like the 28th or the 29th when we are leaving for a two week trip overseas so I will have to decide if I should pack any pee sticks to take with us.  Good luck, ladies!

Post # 33
816 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012


Just wondering, which do you find to be more accurate? Tempting orally or temping vaginally?

Post # 34
732 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@chelles07:  The overlays of oral temps or vaginal temps line up pretty well with each other so I think either would be fine.  I think my vaginal temps are probably more stable but I have certain patterns in my oral temps that are helpful for timing BD so I like to have both. 

      Today for example, my oral chart gave me crosshairs (says I o’d on CD16), but the vaginal one hasn’t.  I don’t believe the oral ones since my first positive OPK was around 8:30pm on CD16, and if I record a higher temp tomorrow my crosshairs will move to CD17 which will match what my vaginal temps are saying.  Last month, my oral temps gave me crosshairs at CD10 for a random spike one day, but then they went away the next day and I didn’t O til CD20.  So eventually, the methods both settle on the same result but I prefer to trust the vaginal ones more since my oral temps tend to give me dashed crosshairs when I haven’t yet O’d and then it fixes itself later.   

      However, my oral temp always dips considerably the day I get my first positive OPK.  My vaginal one did last month but not this month, but since I had also charted my oral temps I knew to expect a positive OPK that day and made sure to test multiple times to catch it.

Post # 35
2961 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@MrsMaskatoBe:  Thanks for starting the new thread!

Current Cycle Day: CD10

Ovulation Date: CD11 or CD12

POAS date/Usual Cycle Length: I’ll be POAS-ing early because if there’s a chance I’m pg, I’d like to try to find out before Christmas day.  So, I’ll POAS on 12/24.

Cycles trying: This is our 4th

BD timing: Whenever it happens.  I’m taking it easy on the BD scheduling because (A) I don’t want to pressure DH too much and (B) I’m ok with not getting KU the next couple months because it would be pretty rough timing for me to deliver in September or October due to a new job.


Link to Chart: http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/hardtoconcentrate

Favorite Christmas/Holiday Goodie:  My mom makes the best fudge I’ve ever had.  I’ve already requested it for this year to make sure she brings it.  Yum!

Post # 36
887 posts
Busy bee

Ahh part 5!  I need to catch up on this later … but first, here’s my roll call:

Current Cycle Day:  CD13

Ovulation Date:  Not detected yet

POAS date/Usual Cycle Length:  December 29

Cycles trying:  #1

BD timing:   We’re shooting for EOD and any time I get somewhat fertile CM and whenever we feel like it Cool

Link to Chart:

Favorite Christmas/Holiday Goodie:  Spritz cookies.  And hot cocoa with marshmallows!!

Post # 37
94 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Wow, you ladies are fast!! 33 posts on the new topic already, lol!

Current Cycle Day: CD20

Ovulation Date: CD18…I think. Should I get my cross hairs tomorrow (chart below)?

POAS date/Usual Cycle Length: POAS Date: Dec 19 or 9DPO…. I’m impatient [and super naive] because this is our first cycle ttc. :p

Cycles trying: 1st! But we had been sort-of NTNP for a few months. Pull out method only. Didnt get pg obviously!

BD timing:  Whenever we feel like it. I insisted on daily right before i thought i was going to O. ๐Ÿ™‚ Usually we’re 3x a week sort of people.

Link to Chart:  http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/40dba2

Favorite Christmas/Holiday Goodie: FUDGE! And sugar cookies. and really anything chocolate.

Post # 38
6580 posts
Bee Keeper

I want fudge.. and gingerbread men.. and sugar cookies now.


My interview for my job is in 2 hours. I am SO nervous!

Post # 41
2961 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@ChuckNorris:  Oh em geeee, you’re POAS-ing tomorrow!!  I’m hoping you actually O’d earlier and the timing is better than you think.  Good luck – FX for you. ๐Ÿ™‚

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@mrswant2B:  I hope your husband gets the offer! 


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@maggierose:  I’m in the “drink till it’s pink” camp, so I will drink until I have a positive HPT.  My first TWW I refrained from coffee and alcohol during, and I realized that it was even more devastating when I got a BFN because I was thinking about it all the time since I was changing my normal routine (not having a morning cup of coffee or a glass of wine some evenings).  Also, it’s my understanding that the baby doesn’t start getting nutrients from the mother until the placenta attaches, which happens in the 6th week, so way after you miss a period. 

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@Mrs Hedgehog:  If you go on First Response’s website, you can print a coupon for $2 off, if that helps.


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@MrsFarmer:  Thanks for the good luck wishes….major FX for you that you get your BFP very soon!

Post # 43
1087 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Wow part 5 already! I’m sorry to the ladies who got BFN’s and AF. :/ And good luck to the ladies in the TWW, we need some more BFP’s up in here!!

Current Cycle Day: CD 18, 3 DPO

Ovulation Date: I O’d last Monday Dec 10

POAS date/Usual Cycle Length: My LP has been consistently 12 days so AF should be here the 23rd and I’m only going to POAS if she is late so Dec 24.

Cycles trying: This is our 6th cycle “officially” ttc, but only our 4th charting and actually knowing what we are doing lol.

BD timing: O-1 and O. I hope it’s enough!

Link to Chart: Got my crosshairs today ๐Ÿ™‚


Favorite Christmas/Holiday Goodie: I love pumpkin EVERYTHING, especially pumpkin spice lattes from Starbucks and the seasonal pumpkin spice creamer from International Delight. Mmmm….

Post # 45
732 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Lyndzo:  Good luck, you’re gonna do great!

Post # 46
240 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Here’s my roll call!


Current Cycle Day: CD18

Ovulation Date: I’m temping for the 1st time and during my fertile window I was on vacation and I think my vacation environment /change of temp timing made me have some crazy temps so not sure on this.  I’m guessing Dec 7th or 8th. (CD13 or CD14).

POAS date/Usual Cycle Length:  I’m going to move to Dec 23rd.  I believe AF is due that day and I have a Christmas dinner and would like to know if I’m drinking or not!

Cycles trying: 2nd

BD timing: 5 times in 3 days – I’m hoping 1 of those 3 days was on or before O day!

Link to Chart: http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/2c2eb0

Favorite Christmas/Holiday Goodie: Spiced Rum and Egg Nog and Shortbread Cookies!

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