Jessica - can we see your chart? I want to "stalk"
Wendy - Ethan's 2nd birthday theme was a Chuggington Train party. We did a Zoo theme for his 1st!
I did a one cake for his first birthday. My Mum gave me her old copy of the wo,end weekly birthday cake book that she bought to make my birthday cakes from. The train cake is a little bit famous over here. Ronin has no idea who Chuggington is, I barely let him watch Thomas, or many kids shows for that matter but he has been having about a half hour in the evenings so I can get tea done without him hanging off my leg
We don't watch much TV here either, just a quick 15-30 minutes in the morning, and a quick 15-30 minutes after nap that help me to get my act in gear! Chuggington is actually a pretty good show. There is always a "moral" to each story. We also like Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and Bob the Builder. They are all toddler shows and have some actual content to them as a bonus.
A friend of a friend lets her 4 year old watch the actual Star Wars movies - way too inappropriate for a 4 year old IMHO.
Hope this link works:
My Ovulation Chart
I have to warn you, it's not very exciting. I stopped temping when we moved, and I only just dug the thermometer out of the box last night to start tracking my BBT again. I have a bad feeling about this cycle, I've been spotting for the past few days, which is typical leading up to AF. I'm hoping that I'll get a clearer picture next cycle with the temps AND OPKs. I mean, it's not totally over yet, the spotting is quite light... But still, not what I was hoping to see.
It works! so you started spotting 3 days after the positive OPK? That seems way to soon for either pregnant or AF.....but I'm not an expert.
Hello all! Lots of birthday parties coming up! You gals should post pics of your party decorations!
I'm "one of those" that is TTC but hanging out here. You can kick me out of your club if you want. I think I am 1dpo today. Not really sure though. I learned that I suck at OPKs. There is so much room for interpretation. Erin (E-Koz) who used to be on this board was super nice to send me her digital opks, so if I'm not preggers this cycle, I will use them. There isn't any interpretation with those right? It's smiley face or no smiley face right?
Well no BIG summer plans for me until labor day weekend, in which we are visiting Chicago. I'm crazy and just picked up some freelance work, so I'm super busy these days working 2 jobs and taking tests. Boring...I know.
I did have guests this weekend, which was fun. And I went to a concert on Friday. This weekend, if I have time, I might be going to a friend's housewarming party. Anyone have a good idea of a housewarming gift? I was thinking of just getting wine and maybe a recipe book or something.
Well, 3 days after the first positive OPK. I've heard of ovulation bleeding, but I would imagine that it's be less than what I'm experiencing. I also LOL'ed after clicking the link to my chart, it makes sense that not everyone would want to link directly to how often they BD, but I think it's pretty relevant in this case. FWIW, we average 2 out of 3 days, which is why I'd be surprised if we missed it.
Elizabeth - I see what you mean, but there's only so much room for interpretation with the cheapie OPKs. The line is either as lighter, as dark, or darker than the control line. If it's lighter, it's negative, but not totally useless. I go from stark white, to light, to insanely dark over the course of a few days. Sometimes the change happens over the course of the day. Did you know that it's better to test with OPKs in the afternoon rather than the morning? I do both because I went a little nuts buying them and have a crap load of them to use. Hope that helps at least a little, I know that it's confusing.
Oh! And for a housewarming gift, I think the recipe book is a great idea. My favorite housewarming gifts so far have been plants for the garden. It helped remind me that I need to look after the yard, and not just focus on the inside of the house. A fresh garden is very inviting, nice to come home to! A potted plant in a nice planter is good too.
The OPKs I used last time were from Babywishes.org. You needed to test at night so right before bed. Maybe its the test time is the difference?
Last night DH was getting frisky so I finally warned him I was off BC. He kinda laughed and we did not use the PNP method. So... and he already texted me this AM he wants to DTD again tonight. so... he is confusing me.
I love the wine and cookbook idea.
A plant is a great idea!
I didn't have the fade in pattern like you did. You are lucky! I've had friends that also experience randomness with opks, like getting 1 positive, then 2-3 days of negatives and then another positive. I've had friends that never get a positive and some friends that get positives for like 5 days in a row. I am taking them at 10am and 5pm during the week. One day I took them to work and peed on them at noon, but that's hard for me to do everyday since I usually have a lot of client meetings between 11am-3pm. Check my thread on the TTC 0-24 months board to see what I mean about my crazy lines. 80% color, then stark white, then positive. You should join over there if you haven't already.
That is so strange about the spotting. I hope it resolves. I would call the doctor if you are worried.
Ladies, who is Chuggington? LOL. I need to catch up on my kid stuff. I was babysitting the other day and was singing kid's songs and I couldn't remember all the words. Time to brush up on all that!