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Cycle 1 - CD 24 / 7 DPO
So I started testing at 5DPO knowing full well I was wasting a test. I used a FRER and got a very very faint pinkish line. I was stunned because I really knew it was too early to see anything since implantation could not have even happened yet. I chalked it up to an evap but was curious so I took a $Tree test around 6pm the same day, after holding my pee for 6 hours (my eyes were crossing It showed nothing within the time limit. I was really busy at work so I tossed it in my cosmetic case. 1/2 hour later I looked at it again- nothing. Then just before I went home, nearly 5 hours later, I saw a very distinct pink line. The test had obviously dried so I chalked that up to another evap, since it took like 5-6 hours to show up.
The next morning at 6 DPO, I took another FRER which was a definite BFN. I was very mad at myself for wasting tests (especially the expensive ones!).
Today at 7 DPO of course I tested again (gah!) but used just a $Tree. BFN. My new strategy will be (this cycle and ones going forward if this one doesn't pan out) to begin testing at 8DPO only if my temp rises. The only symptom I had with Jonesy was that my temp rose at 10DPO the day I got my BFP.
I've been crampy on and off since O, with stabbing boob pains. Today I feel very fatigued and my gums hurt so badly it is hard to eat.
Cycle 1 CD 25 / 8 DPO
Ugh. Didn't follow my own advice. My temp was down this morning (just a little) but I tested anyway with a $Tree and a FRER. Both BFN's. I know it's still early but I have to stop myself from wasting tests! I got my BFP with Eamon at 9DPO which makes me want to test tomorrow, but I am so mad at myself for wasting all of those other tests. I guess I'll just see what my temps do tomorrow and go from there.
Today I have AF cramps and still the sore gums. I had heartburn after breakfast which I've only really had when pregnant. I guess we'll see.
Cycle 2 - CD8
Haven't posted for a while. It's been very busy around here- Jonesy has 2 new therapists added to his schedule- a speech and language pathologist and a occupational therapist. We are also in the process of getting ready to move to another apartment in our complex: we asked for a a 1st floor apartment because of Jonesy's mobility issues- that and we have awful downstairs neighbors who bang on our floor when he drops a toy or falls (even though they know about his condition and his mobility / coordination issues, plus he's two!!!!!- disgusting people! )
Anyway, I have a few days until I expect to O. Going to buy more OPKs and HPTs on my way to work today. I hope I O earlier this cycle. Last cycle I O'd on CD17 which is late for me but I think it was because I was so sick early in the cycle. Nothing really on the TTC front to report here.
Cycle 3 - CD 5
Not much happening here. On CD 5- AF came early and my LP was only like 9 / 10 days. I am going to start taking a B6 complex this week and hope that increases my LP. I'm not sure if I will do OPK's this cycle or not- I'm trying not to stress about it too much- and I'm REALLY going to try to not POAS until 12DPO. On the up side I took another one of those FRER fertility tests that came free with my HPTs and the results were better this cycle than they were last cycle. I still don't put too much stock in those though.