escher - I have good feelings about your timing, I have read the same as scorpio, up to 6-12 hours before or after O. The swimmers have much less distance to travel, so they could have found the egg just in the nick of time. I know it can be hard to stay positive when looking at your timing with hindsight, but we will stay positive for you! Also, if you do have to go another cycle, I highly recommend the mid-day OPK as well. My first cycle my first positive was around 1pm. And since it's really only the timing of the first positive that matters, especially with an IUI, I would want as much data as possible to zero in on the proper window.
twomommy - I had not heard that a late morning OPK is too early, I thought it was like, a surge is a surge, whenever it happens. Either way, sounds like you had great timing, too, and some really fantastic numbers!!
Darcy - After all of the drama I really hope this cycle works for you. Thoughts on how early you might take a test? The progesterone sounds like a great plan. I will send you a private message about my bank.
chortles - I don't know for sure about the tracking method that the banks use to monitor the number of families, but I believe they must be taking into account probability (hopefully based on precedence) of how many women would likely all get pregnant the same month. I would think it would be highly unlikely for ten out of ten to get pregnant the same month, you know?
scorpio - Did you hear positive news from merstone off-thread? I have been thinking of her. She was so worried when she got her BFP and all that bleeding simultaneously, I have been caustiously optimistic that her little bean stuck. But I haven't noticed any updates, so I'm just leaving her (and Lindsey, for that matter) in the Waiting To Know column just in case they aren't feeling ready to be graduated yet.
Oh, lea. I'm so sorry. And how complicated to have the mixed emotions of your coworker.
granite - Yes, it sure seems like the US can find a way to turn just about anything into a booming industry, with all the consequences that come with it.
Lizbian - How exciting to be getting so close! I'm thrilled for you. Have you ever tried raspberry leaf tea? I drank that during my period this past cycle because of the supposed detoxifying properties. I noticed a lot more of the brown-ish flow than usual, which made me think it was working, like I was getting my uterus all cleaned up a ready for company!
Friederike - Oh, yay! How exciting. You made me laugh about the delivery guy - I'm surprised they made the contents so obvious! Good luck sticking yourself this weekend, you can do it - be brave!
Thanks for the tip, Jenny!
Afm, today is 8DPO. I have had such a busy few days! Phew, my work was really distracting which was great but also exhausting, so I am spending my Friday night sitting in my hotel, waiting for mexican food takeout to arrive, and catching up with all of you. My nausea on Wednesday lasted about 24 hours and hasn't returned, which made me feel good when it went away of course but also nervous because deep down I was hoping that it was a sign of morning sickness. My mom had very similar nausea her entire first trimester while carrying my sister. So, I guess that's not a sign afterall though. Yesterday I felt pretty good, and then today I had a little bit of cramping in the morning that went away without spotting - I keep telling myself not to get too excited but I know it's possible the cramping was due to implantation. Oh, how I hope it is! I won't see DW until tomorrow afternoon, so I don't want to test before Sunday's FMU at the earliest... but I'm also really nervous about seeing another BFN, so I might just wait. I know I haven't been trying that long, but it's hard not to feel the anticipation of another let-down on the horizon.
Edited by Sphinxy - 1/25/13 at 5:40pm