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Aillidh September 23rd, 2012 05:37 PM

Nana's TTC #1 Journal.
It's about time I start one of these journals. I'm going to post photo's of HPTS and OPKs and basically post at least once a week about what's going on TTC-wise at the moment.

But to start off with.

I'm a preschool teacher and I've wanted kids my whole life. I come from a very traditional Irish Catholic family and I'm the oldest daughter to not have kids yet :lol:. I dream of a large traditional family with falls of bonfires and summers of swimming.

We've been TTC since February, with no results, no pregnancies, no miscarriages. But I've recently begun using OPKs, I've added a prenatal vitamin, B6, and evening primrose oil as well. Last cycle we did the Sperm Meets Egg plan and we're continuing that this cycle.

Anyways I'm on CD12 right now and here's my OPK from this morning:


plan4fate September 23rd, 2012 09:08 PM

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YAY! *waves*

I've never heard of the sperm meet egg plan. the title made me giggle.. I see them in my head shaking hands, and then the egg grabs the sperm and devours it. :p

Aillidh September 23rd, 2012 09:36 PM

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Lmao Ashley!!! I'm on my kindle but basically the Sperm Meets Egg plan is BD every other day beginning CD 8..begin using OPKs on CD10...

Once your OPK comes back + you should BD that night and two additional nights in a row. Skip a night and then BD again.

plan4fate September 23rd, 2012 11:06 PM

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ahh. DH would throw a fit. Up to about 3dpo are the only times I never say no to sex. Every day has worked in the past.. just couldn't stay pregnant.

I hope it works for you!!

Aillidh September 24th, 2012 05:00 AM

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Lol. Honestly we do a lot of everyday thrown in there too...I haven't followed the plan exactly but often DH is exhausted because he works from six AM to six PM five days a week. Right now he's a landscaping foreman doing hard labour most days (what with it getting cold and rainy that takes a toll on him) and he's dog tired by seven every night. Still wants it most nights but as long as it's not close to the fertile times I can let it slide sometiems when we're both tired :p

Aillidh September 24th, 2012 11:56 AM

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Here's my negative CD13 OPK :p



Keakie September 24th, 2012 01:37 PM

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Yay, you have a journal! :)

Looking forward to watching your TTC journey (although I would rather read your "Pregnant with #1 Journal" :giggle:).

Crossing fingers for an egg soon!

plan4fate September 24th, 2012 01:48 PM

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I hope that turns bright blue soon!!!!!

[email protected] September 24th, 2012 01:59 PM

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Hi Nana, I'm so happy to have another journal to stalk..I think i've seen you over in the TTC board before right??

I hope you get your +ve OPK soon and that your new plan works and gets you your BFP

Here's some baby dust for good measure
:dust: :dust: :dust:

Aillidh September 24th, 2012 04:07 PM

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Thanks, ladies.

Jen, I used to be more in the TTC #1 board/Newlyweds board but it seems like those two don't get as much traffic. I think I'm going to frequent TTC#1 a little more again. But I like to post a lot :)

Thanks for the baby dust! :)

Aillidh September 25th, 2012 10:57 AM

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Negative CD14 OPK lol


wastcougr September 26th, 2012 12:21 PM

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The "Sperm Meets Egg" plan is interesting. We've been doing a variation of that this cycle, but I didn't know I wasn't going to O until CD 32. :angry2:

Anyway, glad to have you in the forum, and glad you've started a journal! Can't wait to see the + OPKs and HPT! :D


Aillidh September 26th, 2012 04:24 PM

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Thanks, Christi, hopefully you'll get your BFP this cycle :)


CD15 Negative at 6:30

plan4fate September 26th, 2012 04:50 PM

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:( do you usually O later in the cycle Nana?

I usually O between cd 16 and 17, but I've been drinking 1 cup of fertilitea a day and my O's happen between 12 and 13.

Aillidh September 26th, 2012 05:04 PM

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Yup. I've usually ovulated like CD16 - 18 ..

Aillidh September 27th, 2012 11:21 AM

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Negative at CD16...c'mon ovaries :/

plan4fate September 27th, 2012 05:59 PM

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Don't you hate when they refuse to do what you want them to do?

Come on ovaries, do your thing!!!!!!

Aillidh September 27th, 2012 07:23 PM

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Next cycle I'm thinking about trying Progesterone cream. I've researched the brand and I found the Emerita progesterone cream sounds best, but there seems to be two different kinds. I'm wondering which is better.

Amazon.com: Emerita Pro-Gest Natural Progesterone Cream, Paraben-Free, 4-Ounce Tube: Health & Personal Care

Amazon.com: Emerita Phytoestrogen Body Cream with Black Cohosh, 2-Ounce Tube: Health & Personal Care

Amazon.com: Pro-Gest Body Cream Single Use Packets - 48 Single Use Packet - Cream: Beauty

Amazon.com: Emerita - Pro-Gest Paraben Free, ounces, 2 cream: Health & Personal Care

plan4fate September 27th, 2012 07:38 PM

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I have the regular pro-gest cream.

Black cohash has some very conflicting information. It says it can help those who didn't respond to clomid, but it also says not to take during pregnancy or while trying unless you're being watched by a doctor.

Vitex works great for me (I have fertilitea) earlier and stronger O's, and I was taking it the cycle of my miscarriage. the key is not to stop taking it Post O, or you can actually cause yourself to lack progesterone. (wish I'd have known that.. *slaps forehead*

Aillidh September 27th, 2012 07:45 PM

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Okay so do you measure it out with a spoon before you apply it? How often do you apply it or do you apply it all at once? Are there any side affects?

I've been interested in Fertiltea as well :p haha. I'm obsessed with all things TTC. But is FertilAid along the same lines as Fertiltea? I tend not to like strong tea I'd much rather take a supplement.

Sorry for all the questions.

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