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AmyG
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Hey Jenn! Great to hear ur story. Sounds like we're all kind of in the same boat with TTC..which is SO nice. Now I have girls to talk to...YAY! Smile I do the OPKs to track when I ovulate as well. I haven't had a period in 6 months and have no way to track ovulation either. I chart my BBT and pay attention to my cervical position and mucus, and take the OPKs when I feel like I am. I actually found out I was ovulating by accident this last time because it was the day I got my test strips in the mail and I just wanted to use one to get comfortable with how to use them. Oh, and I don't know if you've checked out the FertilAid on this site, but I am taking that too, and that is supposed to help regulate your cycle and help promote healthy ovulation..so you may want to look into that so you can get on the right track. Good luck, baby dust to all!! FX!!

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Hey Amy!

I am new to this but I think I count my ovulation day at CD 14 ???? If day 1 is when AF arrives then I usually O around day 14 but sometimes 13 or 15. Me thinks!! My biggest indicator that I O is that I get a lot of pelvic pain. The first day of O for me is just some shooting pains here and there but then the 2nd day I get some bad cramps down there. It kinda feels like AF cramps but it's not the same. I guess I am lucky that I can feel it. I'm not sure when I actually O though---the first day that I feel the pain?? I don't know!

Like a lot of you I am just getting used to TTC! The first month I didn't know about the timing of BD--so we didn't really BD until the day of O---then I found out that it's more important to BD the 4 or 5 days prior to O. Whoops! Then the next month I think we BD'ed too early before O. I tried to BD right before O but my DH had performance anxiety. LOL! Then the next month I don't think I O'd because I didn't have any pain like usual when I O. Then I found out that we shouldn't use most of the lubes out there!! So now we have PreSeed and I have to say that I really like the Pre Seed!! It's good! I feel like I'm making up all these excuses on why I'm not PG but I'm just going to keep trying!! I think we got the timing good this month---we BD'ed on days 9, 10, 11, 13 and 14. I think it's really hard to keep BDing all those days---at least it's hard for me!!

Thanks for allowing me to be a part of this group. It really helps me. DH doesn't understand and I don't have a lot of friends to talk to here. I moved from Kansas City to Hawaii 3 years ago and I haven't really found anybody that I really connect with yet.

FX and baby dust to all!

liz

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AmyG
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Liz

It is totally hard to BD all those dates..believe me I was SO relieved to be able to get to bed somewhat early last night, lol. Don't get me wrong, I love my husband with ALL my heart, but man, I've been tired. Especially when you don't know for sure if and when you ovulate, I fee like we have to stick to every other night until we get that positive, and I'm so tired! hehe.

It is VERY nice to talk to all you ladies about all this too...and, better yet, to have you understand how much a woman who wants a baby thinks about it all, it's like I'm so consumed with baby fever, I have no life really anymore. Plus, talking to my mom or sis-in-law gets hard because they all say "when it's supposed to happen it will" and I get so tired of hearing that.

So Liz..what CD are you on now? Have you started your 2ww too?

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Hi Ladies,
Welcome to the new gals in the group!
I have been using the OPK's from this site for a few months now and I like them. You clearly get a darker line than the control line when you have your LH surge. Amy- tell your sister that she can have a positive OPK test and be pregnant (google this and you will see). BD stands for Baby Dance...a nice way of putting it eh?
I am thinking of doing a HPT tomorrow morning, event though I know it is very unlikely I will get my BFP.

Baby dust to all!

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Liz23
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Amy,

Yes I am in my 2WW now! Yippee! I am on day 16 and I usually get my AF on day 26 or 27---so 10 or 11 more days now!

I really try hard not to get my hopes up during the 2WW. I always think I have PG symptoms and then BAM AF comes and I get depressed.

Amy--just keep going with the BD! Try to make it fun! It will be worth it in the end!

liz

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AmyG
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Cyndy- Thank you, I will tell her and I'm on my way to google it now. Smile And yes, baby dance is a very nice way of putting it..in my head I always said banging dirty or something..lol. Don't get the wrong impression though, I'm a good girl Smile I just had NO idea what it stood for! Oh, and how many DPO are you? Do you have the pregnancy strips from this site as well? I am always anxious to test, because you just NEVER know! And it's such happy wonderful news that you want to know asap so you can celebrate. I think I am totally addicted to taking HPTs.

Liz- I think we're right about in the same time frame of our 2ww, so at least we'll be going through it together! How fun!

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Banging Dirty LOL!!! That is too funny.

I am glad to have someone in the same boat Amy!! Hopefully we will get our BFPs together!

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Hey girls,

Amy, DPO stands for days past ovulation (I think). I used the pregnancy tests last month. I think I tested about 6 times, since I was two weeks late! I am an addict Smile They seemed to work pretty well except they never came back positive (just kidding...not really the tests fault!). I just bought a pack of 20 pregnancy tests. I think I might be going crazy from all this stress and baby making work.
Anyway, I wish you all luck during this 2ww! I hope it ends with a BFP!

AmyG
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Liz- Yea I hope so! Although my "positive" OPK line wasn't darker than the control line, but was the same color..so I hope that counts.

Nina- YES, I have gotten my very first UTI of my whole life while doing all of this BABY DANCING..lol. It did put a big hiccup in TTC..it was so painful! I am a RN so I have access to antibiotics that are safe during pregnancy, so I try to keep some on hand and try to stay clean and dry as much as possible.

And AFM..I am on my second day of hot flashing like crazy! At least I think that's what it is. I have been SO hot for the last two days and I can't stand it. I don't know if it's a pg symptom or if I'm about to start AF..or if it's hormones or what. But OMG I have never ever hot flashed this much before! Even when AF does come, which is so rare I don't think I'd recognize her anymore, I hardly ever hot flash. So, in addition to that, I have indigestion every time I eat something and have been cramping off and on for about a day and a half now. Hoping this results in a BFP, but trying not to get my hopes up!

FX woot woot! <3

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ncke577
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Amy,
I found this website that said cramps/hot flashes can occur 8-10 days after ovulation, so maybe?
http://www.babymed.com/pregnancy-symptoms/early-pregnancy-signs-early-pr...