Post # 92
Don’t worry, I realise it’s not a positive! There is a very faint line that obviously doesn’t show up well enough in an uploaded photo. What I was wondering is what the faint line means – the instructions only say what a darker line means, so I was hoping someone might be able to take a guess at how many days it would be until I did get a positive… Never mind 🙂
Try not to get down; your time will come, I’m sure! Luckily, noone we know has announced a pregnancy since we started TTC (although it hasn’t been that long, I know) but I’m dreading it happening as I’m sure my reaction will be totally irrational, disproportionate, etc.!
Post # 93
The faint line just means LH is present in your system. LH is always present, but gradually increases, then surges. Keep on testing. There is no way to tell how long from the faint line until positive. That’s why they suggest to test 2x a day starting around days 10-13 (depending on usual cycle length) so you don’t miss it.
Post # 94
We have had the joy of seeing 12 births from friends/associates and now the two classmates.
Post # 95
When I was using OPKs, there was always a very faint line – it was never ever just stark white. So a faint line really means nothing, just that you aren’t about to ovulate. Now, once you see that line start to get darker, you might want to test more frequently and expect O to possibly happen soon. Good luck!
Post # 96
Thanks ladies! This is what the packet doesn’t tell me 🙂 My fault for buying cheapies maybe?!
Wow, that must be hard – I’m sorry, I don’t really know what else to say! But hopefully you can take some comfort from knowing there are others out there who share your frustration at varying levels…
Post # 97
its has helped a lot being on the Bee and knowing Im not alone. Being AA, I stereotyped myself and assumed that it would be so easy to get preggo because I see so many pregnancies, wanted and oops. I have never heard of anyone having difficulties so when we first started to the struggle I felt alone and the broken one. After much research, I have found out that it happens just as much in the AA community, its just not talked about.
Post # 98
- Wedding: October 2013 - Rustic mill, historical site
I always have a faint line, like that, or even a bit darker, whether I test on CD4 or 8, or whatever, it starts getting darker around 3 or 4 days before ovulation, but there is always a faint line. Does that answer you question a bit?
Let me see if I can find my progression picture from last month. It was after a m/c but it’s the same each month anyway, I start testing around CD8 (although I’m behind this month, I’m on CD 11 and haven’t started testing yet, oops! I should pee on a stick tonight) and the line stays pretty light for a few days. This one has a lot of sticks, I ovulated way late. I actually thought I ovulated on CD 17, when I got a line that was as dark as the control line the day before, then the next day was lighter, I’m not sure why I tested again, but the next day after that was super dark, definitely a positive.
Post # 99
Okay, finally started this cycle…. so ready to roll call!
Current Cycle Day/DPO: CD1
Ovulation Date: Feb 3rd…..ish
POAS Date/Usual Cycle Length: still trying to figure it out but I will stick with Valentines Day!
Cycles Trying: 2nd cycle
BFP Plan (BD timing, supplements, etc.): BD every other day until peak and then BD every day, Musinex, vitamins for both of us, boxers, pre-seed, less caffeine and alcohol, OPK Clearblue and I bought some cheapies this month
Link to Chart, if any: http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/43c1e0
and for fun –
What are you going to do to ENJOY this month aside from TTC? Not get stressed about my job and try to get to the gym more often
Post # 100
Hey y’all. I have been lurker for years but I’ve finally joined and am coming out of lurkdom. This TTC stuff is making me a little crazy and I’m trying to keep the crazy to myself, at least for now. So glad to have you ladies to obsess over everything with 🙂
Current Cycle Day/DPO: CD 12
Ovulation Date: Usually CD 13 or 14
POAS Date/Usual Cycle Length: Will try to hold out until Feb. 3 or 4 depending on O date.
Cycles Trying: Cycle 1! So excited.
BFP Plan (BD timing, supplements, etc.): Charting and BD EOD through the fertile window. Just trying to let nature do its thing.
Link to Chart, if any: http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/3914b8
What are you going to do to ENJOY this month aside from TTC? We are closing on our first house and moving! Packing is stressful, but I’m glad to have something else to try to focus on during the TWW.
Post # 101
Wow look how big this is already ! FX FOR EVERYONE!!!!! 🙂
Post # 102
Thanks, that’s really helpful! Except now I’m worried because I’m on CD15 and my line is fainter than yours was at CD8! Should I be?!
Post # 103
Haha – thanks for the dust!! 🙂
Congrats on the new house! Very exciting!
Sounds like a killer plan!
Post # 104
Current Roll Call (1/2)
Feb 1: mrstea83, Wishing4Miracles, April2013Girl
Feb 2: mrsberry2011
Feb 3: Purple_Bride, Mrs.LemonDrop, missjannie
Feb 4: E_Lynne615, ajillity81
Feb 5: MrsBananas, Hausfrau
Feb 6: whybee
Feb 7: RainbowHope, AlmostMrsShield
Feb 8: confusedbridehere, LucilleToo, Mrs.Metalm
Feb 10: octoberbaby
Feb 11: candy11
Feb 14 (Valentine’s Day!): nonapkns, CityBearBride, MissPotato
Feb 15: NowandLater
23 Bees on the list!
Post # 105
Thanks! Can’t wait to be done packing/cleaning and actually be settled in!
Post # 106
Good luck with the move! We moved into our first home back in Oct/Nov (had an overlap with our rented house) and we are still climbing over boxes everywhere *sigh*… Aiming to have another push on decorating this weekend and hoping to finally get downstairs finished!!