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Hi everyone, I just got my BFP two days ago. That was with 4 pee and 1 blood test. I was already a week late at that point. I am never late. I always got BFP super early with my boys, so I am hoping girl this time. I am going to wait to be surprised though. No morning sickness yet, thank goodness. I get it bad. I started the magnesium today just in case though. I have had sore breasts all week though.
This was totally a fluke thing and I am keeping it hush hush for now.
 

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Wondering if you all would give me your opinion. I don't know my due date. I was using ovulation test strips and I got my first positive on the day after my period. (crazy early!) So we had sex. I continued to get faint positives for the next two weeks. We had sex every other day. After two weeks, the ovulation strips finally went blank and I got no more positives.


I want to calculate the due date by my ovulation but with 2 weeks of positive ov tests...how do I calculate?!! Do doctors do dating ultrasounds when you are unsure like this or do you think they'll just go by my LMP? My babies have been a week overdue and I'd hate to miscalculate and *think* that I am more than a week overdue when I'm not you know? Plus...I just WANT a date to be excited about! I know that's silly since most women don't give birth on their due dates, but I still want a date.
Dot, what type of ovulation test strips were you using? The kind I have used are only positive if the second line is as dark or darker than the control line. If the test line is lighter than the control, even a little, then it is a negative. If you got a true positive OPK the day after your period, it is possible that you were getting some bleeding related to your ovulation and not a true period. Or, it is possible that you just ovulated super early, especially if you tend to have a long period. Have you ever read the book "Taking Charge of Your Fertility"? It is awesome! It sheds so much light on your cycle and how it works.

We'll get you figured out and a better idea of when you conceived :) If not, an early ultrasound is pretty accurate for dating a pregnancy.
 

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Do doctors do dating ultrasounds when you are unsure like this or do you think they'll just go by my LMP? My babies have been a week overdue and I'd hate to miscalculate and *think* that I am more than a week overdue when I'm not you know? Plus...I just WANT a date to be excited about! I know that's silly since most women don't give birth on their due dates, but I still want a date.
I have found first trimester ultrasound dating to be spot on. I have known my exact conception dates for my last three children, and the early ultrasounds were all right.

And now... Hello! I'm so happy to be here :) I got my BFP at 3 weeks, 3 days dpo. At least, I think. There is a slight chance I am a week further along, but it's a very slight chance. This whole pregnancy has already been different for me. I didn't know I was ovulating until after I ovulated, and that is rare. I didn't have a real post partum period... just some very minor spotting at the end of April. I knew it was coming since my youngest is 13 months, but I guess I thought I'd get a good, solid period in before conceiving. Kind of makes me nervous... hope my hormones are all in line. I've had 2 losses in the past and I guess you never really forget that.

We are doing some renovations at home and it's time consuming (and exhausting...not the greatest time for first trimester fatigue!!!). I'm hoping to have some time later to re-read all the posts and reply though. I look forward to getting to know you all!
 

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To answer some above questions:
My cycles are very, very regular. This last one was the same. My ovulations strip instructions also say that a faint line is not a positive but I have used this brand to conceive three times and I've never, ever had a dark (positive) ovulation line. Never once and I test every single day at the same time when TTC. So I KNOW I had a positive ovulation day in there somewhere, otherwise I wouldn't have these kids! :)


I wasn't keeping track enough to know how long it usually is between my period and my ovulation, but, my bodily signs over the last year or so give me the impression it is always about 2 weeks as it should be. My CM went through all of the normal phases each month. Wasn't taking BBT and I don't normally do ov strips unless trying to conceive. (Have only had to use them one cycle each time I've gotten pregnant so I don't have several month's worth to track.)


Haven't read Taking Charge of Your Fertility but have heard nothing but rave reviews. I don't know how people read books when they have little kids! :p If it's on audio book I may look into it...although once I figure out my due date I am not so interested in fertility anymore. This is DEFINITELY our last! ;) But maybe it would still offer a lot of useful insight about my cycle regardless. Thanks for your help ladies! I will see what the doc says about a dating ultrasound when I see him on Monday for my kids' checkups.
 

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To answer some above questions:
My cycles are very, very regular. This last one was the same. My ovulations strip instructions also say that a faint line is not a positive but I have used this brand to conceive three times and I've never, ever had a dark (positive) ovulation line. Never once and I test every single day at the same time when TTC. So I KNOW I had a positive ovulation day in there somewhere, otherwise I wouldn't have these kids! :)


I wasn't keeping track enough to know how long it usually is between my period and my ovulation, but, my bodily signs over the last year or so give me the impression it is always about 2 weeks as it should be. My CM went through all of the normal phases each month. Wasn't taking BBT and I don't normally do ov strips unless trying to conceive. (Have only had to use them one cycle each time I've gotten pregnant so I don't have several month's worth to track.)


Haven't read Taking Charge of Your Fertility but have heard nothing but rave reviews. I don't know how people read books when they have little kids! :p If it's on audio book I may look into it...although once I figure out my due date I am not so interested in fertility anymore. This is DEFINITELY our last! ;) But maybe it would still offer a lot of useful insight about my cycle regardless. Thanks for your help ladies! I will see what the doc says about a dating ultrasound when I see him on Monday for my kids' checkups.
Hmmm... that is tricky to figure out then because it is very hard to pinpoint an ovulation day. When did you get your positive pregnancy test? And did you have any negatives prior to that?

Either way, congrats! And I hope you can get some more specific answers via ultrasound :)
 

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I got the positive on cycle day 21. VERY faint and not visible in a photograph. But darkened with each day. Is that early for a positive or normal?


Definitely had negatives...but, um, I was kind of a peeing fool and knowingly tested too early a few times.
 

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No constructive feedback on conception dates here, but "kind of a peeing fool" is making me laugh and laugh, so thank you for that. :)

dreamingtree, it feels like my morning sickness has kicked in WAY early--at about 5w2d. It started for me around weeks 7 and 8 in my previous pregnancies, so at 5w has me going, wow, really? I like the tangible "proof", as it were, while I am sitting around waiting to see that heartbeat on an early ultrasound (one week from today!!!), but having it start so early does get me a little worried that perhaps it's only going to intensify over a longer period. Hmm. :serious:
 

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I got the positive on cycle day 21. VERY faint and not visible in a photograph. But darkened with each day. Is that early for a positive or normal?


Definitely had negatives...but, um, I was kind of a peeing fool and knowingly tested too early a few times.
I have heard of getting faint positives as early as 8DPO, not sure about 7DPO but probably possible. So you probably did ovulate around day 12-13 of your cycle. Especially since you say you are very regular with your cycle :)
 

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Hello. I am brand new to this forum. My name is Margaret. I live in Rainier WA, near Olympia. This is my first pregnancy. I found out May 29th. We just started trying in may. I was shocked/excited it happened so quickly. I am now about 6 weeks or so. I feel great. I am really excited. I have told some family and a few friends, but waiting to go public until later. A little fear of the just incase. Visualizing this will be a perfect healthy radiant loving journey.
Thank you.
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Welcome Margaret! And congrats! My oldest child's name is Margaret :) I love classic names!

Whew. I just have a general feeling of yuck. Nauseous, but not really feeling like it will amount to me running to the bathroom. I'm hungry, but I don't feel like eating. I'm tired too.
Seems early too early to feel like this... 5w,4d.

I have a question. Has anyone tandom nursed? I'm thinking of trying to nurse dd3 throughout this pregnancy. She is only nursing about 3 times day right now, but she isn't showing any signs of wanting to stop. How exactly does that work when you have a baby? Will I still produce colostrum? Will I still go through the initial engorgement? It would be awesome if I got to skip the soreness and engorgement I usually go through in the beginning! Also... is it hard to nurse with a big ol' belly in the way?
 
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Welcome, Margaret! Feel free to introduce yourself on the roster thread so I can put you on the official list!

cagnew, We LOVE classic names, too. We have a Lucy, Charlotte and Graham and are considering names like Mary, Violet, Theodore or Leo this time around! I have tandem nursed my #1 and 2. I am currently nursing baby #3 (he's 16 months) and plan on continuing. My experience with tandem was this: I DD1 nursed through my pregnancy and my milk pretty much dried up within a few months. She continued to nurse anyway. There was quite a bit of pain and I ended up limiting nursing to 5 minutes on each side per nursing session during my 3rd trimester. When baby was born, I did have colostrum. At first, I would let the little one eat and only then would I let the older nurse. Once my milk came in, (YES, I was ENGORGED!!!!!!!) it was soooo helpful to have #1 nurse away the pain! Getting a breast infection? Hey Toddler, come nurse. Let's be silly and nurse upside down. It was a pretty good experience overall and my older daughter remembers the ONE time I let them nurse at the same time. (I ended up not being able to tolerate nursing both at the exact same time due to the different sucking motions driving me insane!) That was my experience. I recommend the book Adventures in Tandem Nursing! Lots of good info there!
 
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Hi all! My name is Savanna. I'm new here as well - greetings, Margaret!!

Expecting #2 early Feb, still in a bit of shock but excited. Now just sifting through our new insurance (which is TERRIBLE!!).

Also dealing with how to tell 3 close friends/family who've been trying for years that I'm now due with #2 ... I know they'll be happy for me but it will also bring up their own sorrow. If anyone has advice about that, I'd love to hear it!!
 

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I have found first trimester ultrasound dating to be spot on. I have known my exact conception dates for my last three children, and the early ultrasounds were all right.

And now... Hello! I'm so happy to be here :) I got my BFP at 3 weeks, 3 days dpo. At least, I think. There is a slight chance I am a week further along, but it's a very slight chance. This whole pregnancy has already been different for me. I didn't know I was ovulating until after I ovulated, and that is rare. I didn't have a real post partum period... just some very minor spotting at the end of April. I knew it was coming since my youngest is 13 months, but I guess I thought I'd get a good, solid period in before conceiving. Kind of makes me nervous... hope my hormones are all in line. I've had 2 losses in the past and I guess you never really forget that.

We are doing some renovations at home and it's time consuming (and exhausting...not the greatest time for first trimester fatigue!!!). I'm hoping to have some time later to re-read all the posts and reply though. I look forward to getting to know you all!
cagnew, your user name seems so familiar to me... Were you, by any chance on the loss boards on Mothering in 2011?? Do I seem familiar to you? :D
 

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Hi my name.is latoya I'm 29 years old.This is my rainbow baby after a lost in feb 2014.I'm 5wks on Sunday and um sure feb 15,2015.I haven't told anyone yet not even my dh because of the events that happen prior.I have had many symptoms yet other than a little fatigue, heartburn, camping.glad to hear everyone is progressing right along.I'm not sure when I was to set a appointment for my prenatal plan.I'm at taking nature.health prenatalvitamin with dha and stool softer along with eating healthier.
 
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