SO fed up! The spotting for this month has started again and I just feel in a really bad place right now. I've managed to fall out with my Dad by e-mailing him a very grumpy e-mail, which he's taken to heart more than I'd expected, so now I've got some explaining/apologising to do (something I'm not good at to be honest, but as I'm in the wrong, it needs to be done.) I'm hoping he'll understand that I'm just very bitter about life at the moment. I feel like things are conspiring against me. Another milestone is approaching, which I've missed on one count and almost certainly on two; last Christmas I had said I wanted to have a baby by next Christmas... nope! The next best thing of course is to have fallen pg by Christmas... spotting suggests... nope! I wanted to be pg before 'Kate'... nope (though I do think the poor girl's experienced might be tarnished by all the goings on re the hospital; I don't envy her that). I wanted to have a baby before my 35th birthdays... nope! The best I can hope for now is to be pg before it, and since it's not until July, with an imminent IVF referral I sincerely hope that's within my sights. Workwise things are so full-on. I'm so glad I'm p/t; I honestly don't think I could have coped with f/t this term with all the goings on and extra things being foisted on us at the moment. For any of you seriously considering going p/t, I really enjoy my days when I'm in, but I'm really glad when they're over and I can look ahead to days to myself! Luckily I managed to avoid the usual Friday night argument with hubby; 2 days at school isn't enough time to get everything done, so I'm always late(r) on a Friday and he gets cross with me and no matter how much I tell him it's my job and there's stuff to do, he can't see that I can't just leave it. Ah well, as I say, last night he didn't raise it, so that was lucky as I was so very tired I actually walked down the corridor at school with my eyes shut at one point (after the children had gone)! Well, that's enough from this grumpy old woman (and I do feel old!) PF2 - the TSH sounds fine; I believe they like it to be under 2, but I haven't committed the other thyroid numbers to my brain so I don't know. I'm sure you could Google it. Amybella - I also had a letter through saying I'm due a smear. That's also a kick in the teeth as I last had one as we were preparing to ttc; never did I believe I'd be at the stage of needing my next routine one without having had a baby. Any way, as Antoniou says, after your period has finished but before ov will be fine.