Category Archives: cycle days

The Clomid Chronicles

I’m going to start this entry by saying that I am incredibly grateful for the NHS in this country. Just the testing I have had since infertility happened would have set me back a hell of a lot in many … Continue reading

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The Ten Commandments of Trying To Conceive (For Lesbians)

1) Thou Shalt Learn To Like Sperm (ok… tolerate… maybe not like) As lesbians we have nothing sexually to do with the opposite sex, so it’s a little odd when you come to considering having a child – you need … Continue reading

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An Ode to Clearblue

Reporting from cycle day TWENTY FIVE I’m usually the first to poo poo Clearblue Ovulation tests. The majority of the time as far as I am concerned they are overpriced. I still think that, but I bought some to help … Continue reading

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Geeking Out on Cycle Stats

Long time blog followers will know that I was actually first prescribed metformin in 2012, but I took myself off it in 2013, as it was prescribed to help with the Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and with trying to concieve. Apparently … Continue reading

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Cycle Day One – Return of the Witch

Today I got my first period since the miscarriage. We were quite excited as it was meant to show up yesterday, but this morning our excitement was dashed. Either way, we are not too gutted. I’m just glad I had … Continue reading

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Just As We Were About To Give Up…

Isn’t it always the way? On Friday I was just about ready to give up opk’ing for the month. I had a good root around in the house and managed to find a grand total of eight OPKs. I figured … Continue reading

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We Have Liftoff! – Part Two!

This morning I was awoken to Amy shouting “it’s Today! It’s Today!” From the bathroom. It is cycle day 31 for her and no positive opk up to now, but I went into the bathroom to be greeted by this … Continue reading

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Let The Two Week Wait Begin!

All the OPKs I have done today have still been positive, so we arranged a donation for this evening. Amy was at work, so I was left managing the dogs. That’s all fine, except for Gizmo has a massive case … Continue reading

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Surprise Positive OPK!

I did an OPK just now because I got the urge to pee on something (you know you’re trying to conceive when…) and it was positive!

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You Know You’re Trying To Conceive When…

I was having a chat with some forum buddies a few days ago about things ladies who are trying for a baby do that are just generally unnacceptable in normal conversations. It turned into quite an amusing conversation, so I … Continue reading

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