October POAS

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Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2019

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@sarfin914:  thanks for starting the board!! I hope the acupuncture helps and that this is your month. 

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2019

ROLL CALL

Your age/partner’s age: 28 (It’s my bday month!)/33

Baby #: 1

Current cycle day/DPO: CD13

Ovulation date: Oct. 4th 

POAS date: Oct. 16th (I’m really going to try not to test early this month) 

Usual cycle length: 32 

Cycles trying: We have been trying a year but this is only our 3rd cycle! Thanks hypothyroidism lol 

BFP plan (BD timing, charting, prenatals, supplements etc.): prenatals, temping, OPKs

Trying anything new this month? Temping! I’m excited to see how it goes, I haven’t missed a morning yet so far this cycle. I find all the data about my body really interesting lol

For fun: What was your favorite Halloween costume that you’ve worn? The year we got engaged we went as an “old married couple” we went to goodwill to pick out clothes that my grandma would even think looked old, and just had a lot of fun with it. Plus it was very comfortable to drink beers while wearing a mumu!! 

good luck everyone, I hope it’s our month! 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2019

Thank you for starting the board! I almost did but I am suppose to be NTNP and didn’t want to take away from other bees who might be more active. 

Your age/partner’s age: 37/34

Baby #: 2, our son is almost 8 months old

Current cycle day/DPO: CD23/DPO8

Ovulation date: 9/20 … pretty sure I O’ed but I am not tracking BBT this time so I am going off expired OPKs from when we TTCed last year (didn’t want to buy more since the plan was NTNP, ha!).  

POAS date: 10/4 (DPO 14) I stopped my birth control on 9/5, not sure how long my cycle might take to return. So far everything “looks normal”.

Usual cycle length: Prior to pregnancy it was ~29 days  

Cycles trying:

BFP plan (BD timing, charting, prenatals, supplements etc.): Prenatals & semi-timed BDing, we hit DBO, O+1, & +2 (it was a fun weekend!). I had a ton of OPKs left over from last year and even though they are expired (3 months) I figured it doesn’t hurt to use them to get an idea of what my cycle might be doing. Of course taking the results with a grain of salt because they are expired and I am trying not to be so intense about TTC this time around. If we don’t get pregnant by the new year I will go back to tracking.  

Trying anything new this month? Trying to NTNP! So much harder than I expected. 

For fun: What was your favorite Halloween costume that you’ve worn? The first Halloween DH and I spent together, we went as a black and white photo. We wore black and white clothes and painted our faces gray; was easy and fun! 

Baby dust to everyone! 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2020

I can’t believe I am finally here! I have been stalking these threads for years in my baby-fever states, and we are FINALLY going to start trying! I am so freaking excited! Posting here makes it feel that much more real!

ROLL CALL

Your age/partner’s age: 29/28

Baby #: 1

Current cycle day/DPO: CD26, 8 DPO (will start trying next cycle)

Ovulation date: est. 10/18-10/22 (different apps are giving me different dates)

POAS date: 10/31 (Spooky! I might do earlier if my ovulation occurs sooner)

Usual cycle length: 30 days

Cycles trying: 1st!

BFP plan (BD timing, charting, prenatals, supplements etc.): We are doing Sextober! AKA a “sex every day” challenge! Partly for baby making, partly for us. 🙂 Since it’s our first month trying, we’re a little more relaxed and not worried too much about potency and whatnot. I am also temping/charting and taking prenatals.

Trying anything new this month? No birth control! 

For fun: What was your favorite Halloween costume that you’ve worn? One year, we went as Clue characters with props and it was so fun. I felt like a million bucks dressed as Miss Scarlet! Sigh, if only I could fit into that dress again…

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Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2019

Jumping right on into things after our loss earlier this month.

Your age/partner’s age: Both 26

Baby #: 1

Current cycle day/DPO: CD 22

Ovulation date: got a positive OPK today, so I’d estimate within the next day or two

POAS date: somewhere around 10/10

Usual cycle length: 33 days, this is my first cycle after MC so it’s looking a little bit longer than normal

Cycles trying: technically 2, we got pregnant on our first but lost it.

BFP plan (BD timing, charting, prenatals, supplements etc.): temping and OPKs, right now I’m in my fertile window so we’re doing every other day until O, plus any day I have EWCM. I’ve been taking prenatals since April so no changes there.

Trying anything new this month? Nope! We were lucky last time and got pregnant on our first try, so just sticking to what’s worked. Well I guess waiting to test? Last cycle I was so overambitious and started testing 7 DPO….lol. I’m shooting to wait until 10 DPO this time 🙂

For fun: What was your favorite Halloween costume that you’ve worn? I always cheap out on Halloween costumes so I don’t have many good ones. My husband and I went as Lilo and Stitch a few years back – that’s probably the most “all-out” I’ve gone. I really want to go as Scarlet Witch (Wanda’s Halloween costume version) this year.

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Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

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@sarfin914:  If I had any idea how to do the calendar, I would do this but I have no idea!

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

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@curlygirlp:  Same. I was thinking about starting an Oct board but have no idea how to do a calender. 

Thanks for doing this board again @sarfin914. I really hope this is your cycle!

ROLL CALL

Your age/partner’s age: 33/35

Baby #: 2

Current cycle day/DPO: CD 9

Ovulation date: 10/3

POAS date: 10/15

Usual cycle length: 27 days

Cycles trying: 4

BFP plan (BD timing, charting, prenatals, supplements etc.): Temping/charting, OPKs, BD EOD or at least trying to. Its mentally hard to not go “more sperm!!” But the SMEP didn’t work before so lets recharge between days.

Trying anything new this month? I was thinking trying Pineapple. Its not my favorite though

For fun: What was your favorite Halloween costume that you’ve worn? Hrm I did Zombie makeup one year that look super realistic. I so much time on it and was super proud.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

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@sarfin914:  I definitely appreciate it and love your choice of calendar!

Your age/partner’s age: 40/41

Baby #: 2

Current cycle day/DPO: CD 17

Ovulation date: I O’d on Friday, so in the TWW, but if I don’t get a BFP, I’ll O again this month around 10/19.

POAS date: I’m hoping to hold out until 10/4, which would put me at 10dpo.  If I don’t get a BFP, I’ll POAS again around 10/29.  A two POAS month – JACKPOT 😂

Usual cycle length: 26days since starting Letrozole.  Was around 22 since having my DD. 

Cycles trying: 5

BFP plan (BD timing, charting, prenatals, supplements etc.): This is my first cycle on Letrozole, so that.  Otherwise, hoping that only hitting O+1 and O was enough. 

For fun: What was your favorite Halloween costume that you’ve worn? One of my best friends and I went as Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding about ten years ago. It was amazing because it was such a niche costume. Anyone our age and above knew exactly who we were. Anyone younger just thought we were ice skaters. I’ll try to upload a picture because I made both costumes (skates included!).

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2021

Your age/partner’s age: 29/40

Baby #: 1

Current cycle day/DPO: Cycle Day 8

Ovulation date: October 5

POAS date: 10/15

Usual cycle length: 28, I’ve been on BC

Cycles trying: 1

BFP plan (BD timing, charting, prenatals, supplements etc.): temping and OPKs. I’ve been taking prenatals and husband has been taking a fertility booster(no known issues, just eager to get started. He was jealous I was taking prenatals lol)

Trying anything new this month? Not taking BC

For fun: What was your favorite Halloween costume that you’ve worn? Bride of Chucky! It was a last minute costume, but it came together really well. I wore a white dress, black leather jacket, combat boots, drew on a beauty mark, and caried around a cigarette! 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

Your age/partner’s age: 29/45

Baby #: 1

Current cycle day/DPO: CD10

Ovulation date: 10/5

POAS date: Planning to test 10/19

Usual cycle length: Not sure of average yet since coming off bc, but was 30 days between the last cycle

Cycles trying: 2nd Cycle

BFP plan (BD timing, charting, prenatals, supplements etc.): Opks, prenatals

Trying anything new this month? Opks

For fun: What was your favorite Halloween costume that you’ve worn? I don’t really dress up for Halloween, sorry to be boring haha

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Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2017

Hi ladies! Super hopeful this cycle for all of you!   

ROLL CALL

Your age/partner’s age: 32/35 (will be 36 soon!) 

Baby #: 1

Current cycle day/DPO: CD5

Ovulation date: ~Oct 7th-10th

POAS date: Oct 23rd (my DHs Bday!) 

Usual cycle length: 30 days

Cycles trying: 5, after mc in May

BFP plan (BD timing, charting, prenatals, supplements etc.): prenatals, charting, SMEP, Progesterone Balancing Oil, Opks, and PdGs 

Trying anything new this month? Progesterone balancing oil (for low ovulation quality – thanks Proov)

For fun: What was your favorite Halloween costume that you’ve worn? Dressed up as a 1920’s female mobster OR when we did a work group costume of the garbage pail kids! 

Post # 16
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Bumble bee

ROLL CALL

Your age/partner’s age: 31/35

Baby #: 1

Current cycle day/DPO: Currently day 29 of an unsuccessful cycle, waiting for AF any day now

Ovulation date: Expected 10/14 – 10/19

POAS date: Probably 10/29 or so

Usual cycle length: 30 days

Cycles trying: This will be my second

BFP plan (BD timing, charting, prenatals, supplements etc.): Trying for sex every other day from CD7 til about 20, then I take prenatals 

Trying anything new this month? Doing every other day instead of every day and then getting burnt out, trying to hit a larger window

For fun: What was your favorite Halloween costume that you’ve worn? This is a tough question! I had fun once dressing up as a pink lady from Grease, would do that again in a heartbeat!

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