Help reading OPKs (again! - sorry!)

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Help reading OPKs (again! - sorry!)
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Fri, 10-23-2009 - 4:04pm

I have another question about our next attempt for a boy. Today is CD15, and over the last few months I've ovulated anywhere from CD14 to CD20. I'd like you to take a look at these pics of my recent OPKs and tell me what you think. (I know you looked for me a month or two ago also, so thank you thank you!)

The first one is from yesterday around 1PM, and looks identical to the one from 11PM last night. The second picture is from today at noon. Were the ones from yesterday positive? I've been testing for several days now, and they've all been pretty light. Any ideas? If they're positive, we'll BD soon, but I don't want to go too early. TIA!

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Siggy 5
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Fri, 10-23-2009 - 5:30pm

Today's definitely looks negative. Yesterdays looks almost positive as the edge of the line is as dark as the control line.


When you get a positive one does the whole line go dark? Or sometimes just the edges?

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Fri, 10-23-2009 - 5:47pm

Thanks for looking! I wish I knew what a positive usually looked like; this is a different brand that I've been using. I used it years before when I conceived DD, but I don't remember well enough. However, I had a hard time with the last brand I tried in getting an indisputably positive result. Maybe I just don't have much LH? I don't know if it works that way.

Last month, I thought it was positive and we BDd. But my temp didn't go up for a few more days, so we tried again. After the 2nd BD, my temp went up the next day. However, I ran out of OPKs and didn't keep testing between those two attempts, so I don't know if it got any darker. I'll be sure to keep testing this time, so I'll know better for next cycle if this time doesn't work out again.

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Siggy 5
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Fri, 10-23-2009 - 6:42pm

Yeah, they can be hard to read sometimes. I used the ones on saveontests.com and found that I liked those.


I will attach my ones that were positive from the cycle I got pregnant on. Now these are glaringly positive.

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Sat, 10-24-2009 - 9:47am

I wish the lines on mine were as dark as that!

However, there's still hope for a happy ending. My test last night didn't even show a line at all, and my CM was becoming less. So we went with my gut and just BDd. This morning: huge temp rise, so I was right. (That's exciting, because my gut is notoriously unreliable in these things. I almost didn't do it just because my instincts said to.)

Anyway, we might have missed the window, but there was still some EWCM. Who knows? We'll find out in a couple of weeks! (The rest of my sway was fine, BTW.)

Thanks so much for looking and giving me support yesterday!

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Siggy 5
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Sat, 10-24-2009 - 3:22pm

Yay for the temp rise!! The one thing with opk's... if you only take one a day, you can miss the surge. I know a lot that test every twelve hours.


Here is hoping that you caught the eggie!!

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