I caved and bfn lol... Also then redound this website to try and make me feel better
Lists beta data per dpo - and you can tune it to your age group
Another positive OPK today
I should say: Yes, I know how to read them ;) The test line is mucccccch darker than the control line. I had negatives all month before this, so I am pretty sure the tests are working. From what I've read this could be caused by several things...
1) My body is trying to ovulate but the eggs aren't feeling particularly adventurous and want to stay all cozy in their little ovaries. Likely to be caused by stress, nursing and/or hormone imbalance.
2) The OPKs are actually picking up pregnancy hormones. (Mantra: don't get your hopes up, don't get your hopes up)
3) Twins! (I saw someone (actually several people) say on a cycle that they had week long + on their OPKs they got pregnant with twins. That is totally unheard of in my family, so I highly doubt it, but it's by far my favorite option.)
Interesting notes: I had spotting on cycle days 12-14. Pink the first day, light brown the other two. I did start taking Vitex right before I O'd this month (which seemed late - I got the first + on cycle day 19, with a negative the day before. I felt the ovulation pinches on Cycle Day 20, only on one side but much stronger than usual. Even before the +OPK I have had very bad skin which I have only really had with my daughter's pregnancy (not my son's) but I definitely wasn't pregnant (and have no particular reason to think I am now).
Why is it some pregnancy announcements hurt more than others? I was totally happy for the mama who got her BFP here last month, and for a friend who got hers, BUT a blogger/friend, who I really like and care for, announced hers last week and I just feel like, "how could you do this to me?" and Drew Berrymore is pregnant and I just feel like wailing "this is soooo unfaaaaair!" I don't get it. Especially the blogger. Every time she mentions her pregnancy I feel personally insulted. (Obviously for my own sanity I'm avoiding her blog for now.)
Good to hear from you, Oxford! I'm glad to hear that you have an appointment scheduled for a consultant. And not having the syndrome must be a good thing! I'm sure it is hard to feel this way, but really every step in this process, as arduous as it is, is a step closer to a baby of you own. We have to think of it that way, right? Kind of like a board game. Even if the roll of the dice takes you on a longer path, you're still moving forward. Eh, I don't know. I hope none of that comes off badly. I just really can't wait to see you get your BFP.
I like all you ladies so much. I wish this was all of our months and we could go hang out in a DDC together for the next 40 weeks.
Chourd, have you taken another test yet? I can't wait! It sounds so promising this month.
AFM - Another BFP on my OPK this morning. I only have three left, so I'm just going to keep taking them until they're gone. I'm hoping I won't need them next month ;) I don't have any symptoms, but I wouldn't expect any this early. I just have a good feeling for this month. I had a blood draw yesterday as well as a follow up pap from my cervix debacle, and she said there is no scarring! Only what would naturally be there from having two babies. I'm so excited and thankful for that. I'm looking forward to getting the results of my progesterone levels and hoping for a normal pap (have had abnormal for 4 years now, that's what the treatment was for).
In non TTC news, Malcolm chipped his top front tooth on Monday and it is making nursing really painful if he turns his head. Ugh.