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22/04/2013 at 14:28
Didn't see a TTC thread so thought I'd start this. I think the consensus was to go with a weekly thread and see how it goes? We can always switch back if it doesn't work.
Anyways, I've been for my spa treatments with my sister today - back, neck and shoulder massage followed by a facial. Was lovely. We had some lunch as well and now I'm home considering doing the hoovering. MD is winning at the moment.
I'm 11dpo and being driven crazy by non-existent symptoms. Can't wait for AF to just arrive so I can put this mc behind me and finally move on.
Hows everyones Monday going?
22/04/2013 at 15:04
Hello G! I really hope your symptoms are real symptoms and that AF doesn't show. FX for you!
My Monday has been really busy and rubbish in comparison to yours!
I'm on CD 31... I can't say anymore about it as I'm getting a bit fed up with it!
22/04/2013 at 15:11
I think we should form a 'Fed Up' club Imp!!!! I've still got my fingers crossed for you though cos you're still in for this cycle.
Sorry you've had a rubbish Monday. Hope your Tuesday is a bit better.
I still haven't moved from the couch but I've listed 6 things on Gumtree for sale so I haven't completely been wasting my time. However, I can't put off the hoovering any more and as soon as I've finished typing this I'm going to get started.
Where are all the TTC'ers??? Suppose its a good sign if there aren't many of us around right???
22/04/2013 at 15:16
Hey hey ladies. Room for one more in the Fed Up club?!
CD9 and my period has finally stopped today. Its been heavy and painful since Sunday last week!
Anyway, nothing else to report TTC wise. Obv not been DTDand havent ov'ed yet...just waiting to see what happens...
15 days til Holiday Woop!
22/04/2013 at 15:22
I think so many people have migrated over to the tri threads there isn't many of us left. Hopefully it'll be our turn soon ladies.
Rod, I'm sooo jealous of your holiday. Mine seems blimmin ages away! Have you got everything you need for it?
22/04/2013 at 15:28
Hope everyone is well!
Decided to join in officially as I’ve been lurking the last few weeks. I stopped the pill 4 weeks ago this coming weekend so am really hoping that AF makes an appearance this week so I can properly start TTC. Last time I came off it after 10 years of being on it, AF came back right on schedule so I’m hoping this time will be the same.
We DTD a couple of times since then so I know technically it could have worked but I doubt it. I am crippled with cramps so I think my body is just getting used to being off the pill. In addition I really don’t want to have a baby before 2014 as we need to stock up on our finances so next month onwards would be better!
This time around I have promised myself not to stress. It took 18 months of TTC-ing last time to fall pregnant and I’m convinced that stressing was the reason why. As soon as AF shows up I’ll be using the Fertility Monitor (ClearBlue) as I loved it last time. This time it will be very helpful as with fulltime work & a near-three year old, DTD has taken a bit of a backseat :)
I’m not a daily poster due to my crazy job but will do my best to come on as often as possible! Here’s to a short-ish journey to us al :)
22/04/2013 at 15:41
Hi Sue and Welcome! Hope AF arrives on time and its not long before you get a BFP x
22/04/2013 at 16:14
Hello sue, fingers crossed your ttc journey is a short one this time.
22/04/2013 at 17:05
I thought I'd officially get stuck in. I'm on day 21 but not sure when I ovulated. I've just been seeing how it goes the past 6 months but going to start charting if we're not lucky this month. Trying not to imagine symptoms. But I say that every month! Hope we all get there soon!
22/04/2013 at 17:19
Rod - yes, welcome to the 'Fed Up' club!!!! WooHoo to holiday countdown!!!! Glad AF has p!ssed off too for you Mrs.
Hey Sue - nice to see you, wishing you lots of luck with ttc
Hey NS - nice to see you too. Trying not to imagine symptoms is tough!!!
22/04/2013 at 17:22
Hey ladies, hope your ok. Imp not been on for a few days, did you decide to test? Gillsy, hope your ok, i saw youve been having a hard few days and rod glad AF is gone and hope your doing ok? Sorry for another MC/ERPC question ladies, but what CD were you when you OVd and if you know how many days was it after a negative test? It's 4 weeks since my op and I have zero signs of OV as yet. I tested 17days after and still had a positive and by 21 days my test was negative (which was 8 days ago). I know it's different for everyone, but just wondering.
Hi to new shoes and sue xx
22/04/2013 at 17:28
Hey MissDD - how you are you my love??? I've had a tough week with emotions and stuff, think my hormones are all over the place. I got a negative HPT on CD24 and a positive OPK on CD30. I guess everyone will be a bit different though. Think I've been slow to return to 'normal'. Still waiting on first AF.
22/04/2013 at 17:36
I'm ok thanks hun, my biggest struggle is not thinking about how far on I would be each day/week. It's impossible to forget and I think about it alot. I hope your ok hun, the hormones most definitely do not help! I've had alot of CM but no fertile CM at all and I've not had any post OV signs (I always get sore nipples) so I'm 100% sure I've not OVd yet. I'm CD29 now so looks like a long haul for me. I normally had a 35ish day cycle so perhaps that would make me a week later than most anyway xx
22/04/2013 at 17:37
Gillsy - Are you going to wait for AF and not test?
Imp - I'm very impressed that you haven't tested yet :)
Rod - Glad AF has gone and you can get on with the fun stuff instead.
Sue - Welcome, hope your journey is a short one!
New shoes - Welcome to you too, hope charting helps get you a BFP.
MissDD - I'm in exactly the same situation, although got a neg HPT 11 days ago and nothing showing on OPK's yet. I am really getting very impatient, I want AF to show up so we can move on with TTC. It is getting sooooo frustrating :(
AFM - Been off work today and went shopping with my mum. Managed to get 2 wedding outfits sorted which I didn't expect to. Apart from that nothing else to report except still no O or AF.
22/04/2013 at 17:54
Thanks Mrs V, I've been thinking about you all xx
Don't mean to pry but can I ask did/are you all waiting for AF before you try again? I originally planned to this month but I'm not now. I spoke to my friend (who's a midwife) last week and she told me that she has never seen any medical proof that you can't try again straight away, she said that given I know what to look for for OV and that I've had a neg test then there's no reason not to try. They recommend to people to wait to give them time to recover emotionally and avoid either someone thinking they are say 6 weeks and they're actually 4, or someone testing after 3 weeks seeing a faint line and thinking they are pg again (when they're not). She then told me she was 6weeks pg! Everyone around me seems to be pg at the moment!! Given this cycle is going to be long we are just DTD when we feel like it. It didn't happen quick when we got the bfp and I really don't think it would happen for us first month this time anyway so can't be arsed trying not to try!
22/04/2013 at 17:56
Thanks for the lovely welcome ladies. Looking forward to getting to 'know' you all.
22/04/2013 at 18:10
Miss DD. Im planning to wait until first AF as I was quite far along. Just to give my body time to recover from the ordeal! But if if you feel ready.. go for it!
22/04/2013 at 18:13
I was a bit quiet over the weekend as my H and I went away for his 30th (which is today) and the wifi was crap so I could barely get connected to anything.
For all those who are getting frustrated by various aspects of TTC, I'm sending big hugs and postive thoughts.
Hello Sue and NewShoes, I hope that your TTC journeys are short.
AFM - well, for about 2 years I have been having a recurring dream where I wake my H up on his 30th with an extra special gift...... and guess what.....
I did it!! I got my BFP!!! H and I are both still in a state of shock but we're so excited. I can't believe that it's happened for us. I don't what to do with myself! I've called the doctor nd make an appointment for tomorrow but that's about it. We're going out with H's family for a birthday meal tonight and I'm desparately trying to think of excuses why I can't drink, cos it just seems too soon to tell them. We haven't even fully got our heads round it ourselves. I suppose I had better wander over to 1st Tri and say hello, but I don't want to leave you lot.
22/04/2013 at 18:21
Hey Mrs V - I caved and tested this morning. BFN so I'm hoping I can just hold out for AF which should be by Friday if I did ov when I think I did. Its a loooooooooong wait especially when your brain is trying to make you think you're pg!!! Also, I have a POAS addiction and I'm getting twitchy lol. I've stopped the OPKs for the cycle so I've nothing to pee on every day now lol
MissDD - the midwife at the hospital also told me that there was no medical reason why you could get pg straight away and have a healthy pregnancy. They like you to wait for emotional reasons and also so that dating is easier for them. My plan was to totally steer clear this month but its not worked out like that as I can't shake the 'I want to be pg again now' feelings. I should have ov just after our Barcelona trip and 2 days after our anniversary so, by chance, we dtd around the right time which was just luck really. Its impossible to stay relaxed but I would say try your best to not put too much pressure on yourself. I know how super tough this is though, I'm where you are too. If you ever want to get in touch to chat or whatever just give me a shout xx
22/04/2013 at 18:24
Penny sorry I didn't see your post - didn't realise we were on page 2 already!!!!
HUGE congratulations to you - you made me cry there with your story about the 2 year dream. Its obviously meant to be for you. I'm super, super excited for you. Totally your turn.
Give a simple excuse for tonight - you're driving, you're up early tomorrow etc. Don't stress about it. People wont even think twice.
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