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It's been a while

I disappeared to be miserably sick my entire pregnancy. HG is a bitch. After an incredibly fast and unplanned home birth my girl is here. Totally worth the complex tearing and continued pain. She's still tiny and I'm already hoping for a third one. So I am back to lurk until my period returns. Could be quite a few months, but that's a good thing considering the todo list I have. Happy ttc-ing to everyone.

Sick of Biotex Spammers

Anybody else utterly sick of those biotex spammers? It's disgusting the way they are pretending they are real people to try and catch desperate customers. It infuriates me beyond measure. 

Women come here in difficult times for support. Stop preying on them!!!

Beat the control line

About five days past expected af now and just had to take another test. The test line now beats the control line. Yay!

My symptoms are different from my first, which is interesting. I am exhausted and starving all the time. I also keep randomly bursting into tears. Didn't have that with the first. Then I had nausea, food aversion, extreme sensitivity to smells and growing boobs. I've also had a lot of muscle pain I didn't get until 6 weeks last time. Hopefully I won't get HG again. The pills are on the ready just in case, but fingers crossed I won't need them.

When I was a little girl, I thought I would have five children. Now I'm a bit sorry that I didn't start sooner. I'll be going on 36 when this bean is expected, which would make me very lucky to make it to three. :)

Af officially late

My af is now officially 1 day late and the spotting has finally stopped. My test lines are getting really dark and the digital was positive. Feeling very hopeful.

I've signed up to a midwife and I'll be checking in with my ob as soon as possible.

Life is moving forward, hopefully for the best.

Bfp at 11dpo

Bfp clear as day.

Lesson of today: use a brand test.

Probably would have gotten it yesterday, if I hadn't used cheapy tests.

Still spotting, but cautiously optimistic now. Af due in two days.

The testing begins

I had a crazy moment last night and tested.

5dpo: bfn

6dpo: bfn

I'll keep testing daily. I really feel as if af is about to arrive, although I should have a luteal phase of 13/14 days. We'll see, I guess.

The tww begins

The courier just picked up the cryogenic container and I am 1dpo. The waiting game has begun. Today I am constipated for the first time since I was pregnant with my toddler. Luckily I am quite sane and know it is not a symptom. :) I do wonder if I will spot around 4dpo. It happened several cycles before. If it does I already know it is probably not implantation. With my first I didn't have ib either. I've had such awful pms recently, I don't expect I will notice any symptoms. 

It's crazy early, but I think I'll take my first test at 7dpo. Last time I got a good positive on ic and clearblue digital at 9dpo (afternoon), so I'm curious. Then 1 test in the afternoon per day until 12dpo if bfn until then. At that point I'll consider myself out and wait for af. If I get a faint line on ic, I have some nice brand tests to follow up with. 

That's the game plan. Now onwards to my chore list to keep myself occupied.


My opk this morning was positive. Maybe I inseminated too early. Frozen sperm only lasts 24h. I used it all up, so no possibility of a second attempt. On the plus side, I have been having ovulation cramps this morning, so hopefully the egg will appear soon. I'll do another opk at lunch time and hope it is negative. This timing thing is a big pain.

Insemination day

Surprisingly I got a positive opk this evening. That means ovulation should happen tomorrow at 12dpo, a whole day earlier than the last cycle. I wasn't expecting it. I did the insemination this evening. Waiting 24+ hours seemed risky. Now I pray that it wasn't too early. I'll try to get some sleep and write down the details tomorrow. Please send me baby dust.

Sperm delivered

The courier showed up just as I had finished dressing my toddler. He was a bit mad the parcel was not for him, poor thing. I've had to hide it in the spare room, so he won't open it and defrost his potential sibling. :) I'm a bit annoyed they did not put the container in a box for privacy concerns. Everybody in the street can see it. Oh well.

I'm excited. I still have to wait until Monday or Tuesday for a positive opk. I'll test once tomorrow and then three times a day from then onwards until I get a positive. Frozen sperm only lasts one day so timing is crucial. Insemination the evening of first positive. I hope it works and I don't make a mess of it. And that I don't ovulate late, since the container will only keep the sperm frozen until Wednesday. Details. :D