Pretty sure I've gone insane. I started taking OPKs just yesterday, and I got the cheapies since I planned to test twice a day. I started getting darker lines than I expect so early in my cycle right away so I got all excited and thought maybe just maybe I would O on my own for once and actually detect it and be like a normal person after having my LAP last month. My OPK was a tiny bit lighter tonight and now I'm all worried that I won't O at all and that I'll have to go back on fertility meds after all which I would dearly love to avoid after previously being on them for 7 cycles. I HATE waiting to O. I really think it's worse than the 2WW. This is also my first time charting so of course I'm obsessing over my temps. I need to find a way to get out of the house tomorrow. I've been sick so the little one and I have been couch potatoes for the last few days. I think that's contributing to my insanity.
I'm crossing my fingers and stalking you Leah! I hope March is the lucky month for all you ladies i have noticed are on here from TCAL!
I agree that you haven't, but CD 12 is so early, even for people with "regular" cycles. I O around CD 21-24 nearly every month, and I got pregnant on a CD24 O with DD2. I also get actual positive OPKs occassionally (gear up to O and then don't) I would say if you have enough cheapies, keep testing. For me, after I "gear up and then it fails" I usually O 3-6 days later.
Sidenote, I remember you from a long time ago. So hoping this is our lucky month....
J's wife, mama of 2 wonderful girls
TTC #3, cycle 17
I'm hoping it's our month too that would be so awesome.
Thank you Gemma! I hope you're feeling better after your surgery as well!
I figured it would be WAY early to O now and I don't really want to O too early since I don't think I would have a mature enough egg to feel comfortable with that. I think I tend to O later on my own but it's been so long I'm not sure. The first cycle we ever tried that I O'd on my own I think I got a positive test CD17. And I O'd month before last and we only knew because I had a cyst rupture and my RE did an ultrasound and said it was from a hyper O and the cyst didn't rupture until CD20 or something so I probably O'd just a few days before that. Last month I thought I did as well though it was just after surgery so it was hard to tell but it was like CD18. So I think later might be more common for me anyway. Even on fertility meds it was CD15 or 16. I have enough OPKs to test into the CD20s so I figured I'd continue doing them twice a day. I only started early because I wasn't sure what to expect this cycle being the first after surgery and the first without meds that we're trying in years.
FX for everyone!
I did! I got 3 yesterday and it was borderline the night before. I think I O'd last night actually or maybe early this morning. OPK is definitely back to negative this afternoon and I had bad O pains last night. Temp went up this morning too. Just a little but it did go up. So it looks as though I'm in the 2WW. So excited that I O'd on my own. I had EWCM and everything. This never happens! Lol.