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Old 05-05-2013, 12:55 PM   #371
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Welcome happyhome! So excited for you ladies testing this week. I am going to test again on Tuesday (day af is due) to make sure line is getting darker. But I'm trying not to stress as that can't help

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Old 05-05-2013, 03:19 PM   #372
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Welcome to the newbies and congrats to the ladies with BFPs!

CD 3 for me. I'm going to try an OPK this time around. Any advice on using them correctly? (Besides reading the directions )

Question for you guys: Does a short AF have any impact on when you ovulate? Last month AF only lasted 4 days--would that make me ovulate earlier?
Here's a few tips...
*I personally tested twice a day to better my chances at catching my surge...usually late morning (10-12) or mid to late evening (7-9 or 10).
*LH is usually higher in the evening.
*DON'T use FMU.
*O will happen 12-48 hrs from your first positive test.
HTH & good luck!
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Old 05-05-2013, 04:54 PM   #373
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Here's a few tips...
*I personally tested twice a day to better my chances at catching my surge...usually late morning (10-12) or mid to late evening (7-9 or 10).
*LH is usually higher in the evening.
*DON'T use FMU.
*O will happen 12-48 hrs from your first positive test.
HTH & good luck!
OPK in a nutshell. There should be an OPK sticky. I just don't have much experience with them because they always make me batty.

Lots of cramps, sore boobs and I get hot and cold flashes. I was certain AF was starting. Nothing.
Conference is over. The closing speaker was so awesome to hear from. He was a great speaker and was very motivated about the future of lactation consulting and IBCLCs. Pretty exciting for me and me and babies everywhere.
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Old 05-05-2013, 05:04 PM   #374
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OPK in a nutshell. There should be an OPK sticky. I just don't have much experience with them because they always make me batty.

Lots of cramps, sore boobs and I get hot and cold flashes. I was certain AF was starting. Nothing.
Conference is over. The closing speaker was so awesome to hear from. He was a great speaker and was very motivated about the future of lactation consulting and IBCLCs. Pretty exciting for me and me and babies everywhere.
Sounds exciting. My lactation consultant/craniosacral therapist was a life saver for me both times I had my kiddos. She taught me to nurse lying down which was amazing!

Are you taking PG tests, Tiffany?


My breasts are slightly tender, but that happens for me with PMS.
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I'm out . I hate this TTC, it's stressful and disappointing. I'm going to not try this coming month and just focus on myself, try to exercise and eat really cleanly, no more coffee, etc. I need to lose 40 lbs, so I'm really overweight. I think that may be the cause of not conceiving.
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Melissa, and, shoot,I already started testing. bFN today at 7 DPO.
I have zero willpower.
Haha that's a hoot. I would be too but I'm out of ic's
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I'm out . I hate this TTC, it's stressful and disappointing. I'm going to not try this coming month and just focus on myself, try to exercise and eat really cleanly, no more coffee, etc. I need to lose 40 lbs, so I'm really overweight. I think that may be the cause of not conceiving.
I'm sorry this month was a bust
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Re: TTC 30+ April Showers hopefully brings May BFPs

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Here's a few tips...
*I personally tested twice a day to better my chances at catching my surge...usually late morning (10-12) or mid to late evening (7-9 or 10).
*LH is usually higher in the evening.
*DON'T use FMU.
*O will happen 12-48 hrs from your first positive test.
HTH & good luck!
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I'm out . I hate this TTC, it's stressful and disappointing. I'm going to not try this coming month and just focus on myself, try to exercise and eat really cleanly, no more coffee, etc. I need to lose 40 lbs, so I'm really overweight. I think that may be the cause of not conceiving.
I am sorry, that is craptastic! If I get AF, we should work our butts off together to get healthier! I would love to eat cleaner (and less) and add a couple more days of exercise!

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Haha that's a hoot. I would be too but I'm out of ic's
I am loca!

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Thank you!
To add, you probably want to start testing on day 10 to ake sure you don't miss the surge. (Unless you know about when your o day and it is consistent). I used opks this cycle and got a positive on cd11.
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thanks for all the warm welcomes! this is a great thread

nice to see some bfp's. and so sorry about the bfn's and af's. ppaf came back in January for me and we weren't really trying, but still hoping. a couple months ago I started charting and cried when I realized my lp was so short. it was really hard seeing af so shortly after o'ing. ttc can be really hard emotionally

I tested today... 4dpo negative of course.... a very extremely light evap hours later that made me excited lol. I know its an evap, but I love to see something on there even when its not real and way to early

It's hard thinking age can make it so difficult when I don't feel older
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