Category Archives: 2ww

8dpo and 9dpo Big Fat Negative

This is why we don’t test early. This is it.

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8DPO – Christmas and Going Insane

Merry Christmas to all my lovely readers and fellow bloggers! I hope today sees you filled with food and spending time with family. We had a quiet Christmas Day yesterday. Just Amy, me and the dogs. We didn’t have gifts … Continue reading

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Paging Dr “Duh”!

This evening I had an appointment with the “fertility specialist” at my GP surgery. You’ll see the reason for the quote marks around fertility specialist as the post goes on… You may remember that after we lost Squishy in July … Continue reading

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I’m VERY Bad At Waiting

Four days post ovulation over here. Yup. Just four days! This two week wait seems to be dragging like a biiiiitch. I think it’s because I ovulated early and therefore know we are in with a good chance this cycle. … Continue reading

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Ain’t That Some Surprise…

Last night (cd18) I got a very dark OPK, leaving me wondering if it would go positive this morning. I texted Superhero Donor to make him aware that we might need him today and he said he could (thankfully) donate … Continue reading

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Starting the Two Week Wait…

The OPK is decidedly negative this evening.

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Let the Two Week Wait Begin…

It is cycle day twenty nine today and I was just about giving up hope of a positive ovulation test. I was pretty much convinced that this month would be anovulatory. And then there was this OPK…

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The “If We Catch This Month” Game.

I like to do this every cycle at some point as I think it keeps my positivity up. The first cycle we did this was the cycle we conceived Squishy, so it has sort of stuck. I usually only do … 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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Frustrations of Making a Family

Today has most certainly been “one of those days”. The morning was fine. I went out with Amy before her shift this afternoon, we had lunch and then she went off to work. My plan from that point was to … Continue reading

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