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Much better bfp today

Keep going little squidgy you're growing so fast! Af due on sunday and already getting bfp :) think I'm approx 10dpo.

BFP for me

Picture of my faint bfp from this morning

Seeing lines

Hi everyone, so decided to do a hpt this morning as I might be 10dpo and af is due this coming wknd so potentially only 5 days away. Anyway it was Def a bfn but I swear a can see a vvvv faint positive line on the cb test but nothing on the cheapie dip stick. I know theres nothing to do but wait and test again in a day or two but it's so exciting and don't want to tell dh until its a Definite bfp or bfn. Pretty sure that I've gone line crazy like most women TTC seem to lol why can we not just give ourselves 6 weeks and if no af then do a dd was a surprise so although a missed period for me was alarming I chalked it up to stress then as I started falling asleep on the sofa at 5.30 me and dh decided to take a test to rule out pg and low and behold immediate and incredibly strong bfp. but like i said, I was around 6 weeks just didn't know it at the time! Fast forward 5 1/2 yrs and here I am squinting at tests trying to see lines lol good luck to you all and thanks for reading xx

Enter the 2WW

So I'll start outright by saying that I highly doubt I will have conceived this month as it's the 1st month trying as well as being under a lot of stress at work and moving home and I have had a bad cold/ear infection this month too so generally not the ideal baby making environment lol Anyway we gave it a good go doing BD every other day from CD5 (8 times so far!) but I took an OPK this morning (CD20) which is the date my app says I should be ovulating and it was negative?!?! I guess apps can be wrong so I'm glad we have BD quite a lot in the last 2 weeks so there should be a good build up (bit gross I know). Could I have already ovulated and just not realised? or am I yet to ovulate? my cycle can be anything from 29 days to 32 days so is quite irregular and makes it difficult to pinpoint ovulating days without using OPK. Also (TMI) with so much BD lately I don't know what is my CM and what is his swimmers lol should we carry on with every other day for this week just to be sure or do you reckon we should just settle in to the dreaded 2WW now? rest up and try to stay positive? Rationally I know that even if we were successful this month it would be way too soon to be experiencing any symptoms but I really do have them all. sore achey boobs, nausea, fatigue, bloating (although I've lost 1lb this week), food aversions....PMS or PG? so excited to find out. I think it's just my body gearing up for AF (or baby) but not an actual sign of PG. 11 days and counting until I can POAS and we both can't wait ...he even went and brought a couple of tests so we had them ready for when the time comes bless him. thanks for reading everyone, looking forward to reading your comments :) xx

TTC!!!!!!!!! FINALLY!!!!!!

Wow! It has just hit me this afternoon that we are no longer using any type of protection at all! So we are now actively trying to conceive a baby! wow! wow! wow! this has been such a long time coming it is a real shock that now we are going to be trying to have a baby! this is scary! and wonderful! and I am so happy. I can't wait to get home and BD lol I bet AF comes over the wknd now too hahaha so excited just had to share it! xoxoxoxo

Confused about OPK

OK so I started using clear blue OPK a few months ago. Just the normal ones (pink kits with either o or solid smiley) buy then last month didn't get a solid smiley at all... Thought maybe I'd missed it. This month we had the advanced OPK delivered as a substitute so thought "bonus" but apart from day 1 of testing (which was day 10 in my cycle as instructed by the test chart) where I got o, I have had a flashing smiley every day now I'm day 16 in my cycle. Had AF last month bang on time but was only 3 days and usually its longer. Having lots of symptoms like tiredness, cravings, mood swings, bloating, headaches but these are all fairly normal for me anyway tbh so don't think I'm PG. Have I just started with OPK too early? Could the flashing smiley be because I am taking pregnacare vitamins? I was told I had mild ENDO 4 yrs ago after having my daughter and had treatment for it but cos we have conceived twice in the past without even trying we are really hoping it won't cause us any problems now we want to try. But I did read that pcos can cause high estrogen... Should I be worried or just get a grip and keep on testing with OPK? H Also would you go back to regular kits or stay with the advanced ones? Thanks for the advice and support ladies just a bit mixed up with it all :) xx

TTC - Almost

I am new to this site so forgive me if this isn't how you're meant to use the blog but I am just about ready to burst with excitement that I need to write my thoughts down somewhere!! History: I am married and have a 4 1/2 yr old daughter with my husband and we are currently in the process of moving house. My husband and I decided we wanted to add to our family in Aug 2017 but for one reason or another we wanted to wait until March 2018 before starting TTC. Then this date got pushed out a few times (yet more reasons) and before we knew it we had come to rest on Aug 2018...a whole year after we had originally decided to have another child. We both turn 30 this year :D which is very exciting as it is, couple that with buying a new house and TTC our 2nd child and we are in for a busy yr! It hasn't been easy to stick to this date believe me. A case of heart vs. head most of the time and shockingly for me it is my husband saying "let's get a move on!" and not me for once lol anyway I have had my IUD removed in January 2018 and been tracking my cycles ever since whilst also trying to monitor my weight (I've lost 16lbs so far :D through healthy diet & exercise) and so now it is just 24 short days left until we will be actively TTC :D:D:D Already most of my thoughts on a daily basis seem to come back to pregnancy and new babies and life as a family of 4. All the fun things like announcements etc. as well as the daunting aspects like "How the heck will I manage with 2 LOs?" and the fact that labour/birth/recovery last time was a long and messy process that I am not looking forward to re-living it all. If I am this obsessed already how will I be during the TWW?!?! Probably a bloomin' nightmare lol I definitely want to get a wiggle on with sorting out all the bits that go along with pregnancy and new babies but it's so tricky as only we know. We want to keep it a secret for now so we don't get asked all the time by well-meaning people about if we're PG yet or not! Fingers crossed that after 8 months of tracking cycles and 3 months of taking pre-conception vitamins we will get BFP straight away. I'll update soon I'm sure ;) thanks for reading xx