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07/08/2013 at 09:30
Hello ladies, I first came on here over 6 yrs ago when I was pg with ds and was part of the my baby is due in Dec 07....amazingly you can still find all our posts still! Made somad fab mummy friends and couldn't have survived without all their support and wise words!
we have decided to start ttc in Nov/Dec time so I've just today started taking boots conception support....wished I'd looked at the size of the pills they're like horse pills! and I'm rubbish at taking pills!
Im 34 live in Herts, married, I'm a teacher and have dd15 and ds5
just saying hello and seeing who's out there if there's anyone else thinking of trying for a baba soon
11/08/2013 at 00:30
I'm 29, married, a teacher and also planning to conceive around Nov onwards It will be baby #1 for us x
22/08/2013 at 15:10
hello! Im 32 (although will be 33 by nov/dec) and also aiming to ttc then. ds was 2 yesterday, am thinking the end of the year will mean at least a 3 year gap and this will help hugely with childcare costs, as ds will qualify for 15 free hours as of 3 (which is a comfort to me with the thought of a newborn as well) and he will be at school when i go back to work which will help so much financially. we got married in 2010 and i came on here when ttc first time, found the support when ttc and when pregnant absolutely amazing and will never forget some of the women on here. sounds mad when they're people i'll never meet but ttc can be a really private thing in your "real" life and was so lovely to grill everything with other people in the same boat.
when lo came along everyone seemed to drift - a lot less time and priorities change (lol) but would love to do the whole testing and symptom spotting thing with others again this time! used to love checking in with people and finding out they had a BFP even if i didn't! it took us 5 months of hardcore ttc last time, used a clearblue fertility monitor as had long unpredictable cycles. it did teach me loads about my body and i now know when im ovulating without it, also my cycles are shorter and more regular as i haven't been back on hormones after ds. So im hoping to rely more on mother nature and be more chilled this time! x
22/08/2013 at 16:25
I'm using the CB monitor as my cycles haven't settled into a routine yet, so hoping it will help me out a bit. I temp too, again, to try figure out what my body's doing
It's all very exciting, but super nerve-racking...! I have pcos, the only symptom is irregular cycles and anovulation, but I actually ovulated last month so keeping FC that my repro system is up for the journey with us, haha Seeing a fertility person in a few weeks though, referred by my doc to make sure I'm on the books early to try sort problems before they occur, seeing as they already know I have something that could compromise fertility. Feeling happy though - providing my body ovulates and I get af, I'll be quite chilled. The only thing I worry about is when my body DOESN'T do what it's supposed to!
You're totally right though, Alfie, it's great to hear other people's stories, even though I haven't had anything close to a bfp yet. So happy for all the good news that is so frequent on here and always good to offer support to those having a rough time of it xxx
22/08/2013 at 19:39
We are planning to start trying around then too. I am still on the pill and I am hoping to come off October, and have a withdrawal bleed. Then hoping that my first period will appear soonish after that in November and will then start trying after that I think.
Feeling very nervous about it, and hoping my body slots back into a routine soonish as desperate to start trying. People keep telling me not to think about it but how can I not?! xx
22/08/2013 at 20:16
awww lovely to meet you all. guess we will all be on a nerve racking journey together! wooh cbfm was amazing for me. i lent it to my sil who has been long term ttc, tbh dont feel i can ask for it back, and as i know i ovulate 80% of the time im thinking maybe just trust nature. with my first lo i had no clue when it happened and with very long cycles it would have been filled with a lot more disappointment without it. are you ttc now?
23/08/2013 at 09:17
Yes, we are, hoping to catch an egg by Nov We always said around the end of a year would be best but I came off the pill in Feb to give my body chance to settle, which it still hasn't, 6 months on, boooooo. Figured if we started trying earlier, we're not going to be disappointed if it happens earlier than planned, and if there were problems with my cycles we could get them sorted early on. So acting like we're ttc now, but keeping FC for Nov (my 30th birthday!).
Thanks for the advice about CB - my only prob is it's not showed any peak yet Now 9 days on 'high' which frustrating. Just gonna have to wait it out, I guess. I hate waiting! xx
23/08/2013 at 09:19
Stacey, I know what you mean about it's all you can think about! Kinda takes over your life a little but people are right - you can't let it! Have your mad charting/recording part of the day, then leave it. I try to only write stuff down in the morning, then late at night, but it's hard when you come on here! Baby stories everywhere! Haha!
23/08/2013 at 15:16
wooh, is it the first cycle? i never got a peak the first cycle. i think that happens more than not. the 2nd and 3rd cycles i got peaks. the 4th one i didnt ovulate for six weeks which was too long for the bloody thing! so was proper fed up when i didnt peak, but thought, oh well will just have to wait for period. time went on and on and ON and still nothing. then one day i got a niggle in my side and egg white discharge and remembered having these things on previous peaks, did a digital opk and got a smiley face! and that was the time i conceived! so in the end wasnt really down to cbfm, but it did teach me lots and i loved knowing the right times, when to test etc. x
23/08/2013 at 15:22
It is my first one, yep, and I did expect to not get a peak, but still disappointed anyway. My cm has changed today (watery though, not ewcm) though and cervix is still all high and soft and pretty open so hoping that ov is impending, rather being scared off I'm using the CBFM in the morning, and then OPK about half 4-5pm, but so far never had anything on the OPK's, except once last month I got a really feint line (which is classed as negative anyway, I think). Grrr. Waiting, waiting! Doing lots of work today to try take my mind off it all
25/08/2013 at 09:50
Hi all, I'm also a teacher looking to ttc from Dec, aiming for a sept baby so I can have the summer hols either end of mat leave! I have dd who's just 4 and ds who's 20 months. Oh isn't as sure about no 3 as I am, although he has stopped objecting now! Going to get the folic acid out soon to prepare, anything to take my mind off that pile of planning in the corner and impending ofsted!
25/08/2013 at 19:40
hi becksf77! same with me oh not that sure about no 2, but stopped objecting also, lol. my ds is 24 months so we have a bit in common. i've just started on pregaday but been on multi vitamin in between pregnancies so stores should be well up, just started on pregnancy related one in last week as i think normal multi vit has a lot of vit A in for conception and pregnancy.
wish i could say i was also a teacher but im not sadly, my mum is, lol!
Looking fwd to chatting with you all as things get closer x
18/09/2013 at 12:10
19/09/2013 at 22:24
Hi, we're also planning on trying from about November onwards.
We have dd1 who is 3 and we're getting married next month. I came off the pill just over a week ago so will hopefully be able to start trying soon after we get back from our honeymoon.
good luck ladies - hope we all have a smooth journey x
21/09/2013 at 10:25
Hey ladies! I'm Layla, I have Aeryn (pronounced like Erin) who will be 4 in feb, Jemima who will be 2 in november and we are going to start ttc in december/january, we dont really want a summer baby so wanting september onwards (cant stand being too hot when pregnant I'm a miserable pregnant woman!)
I had an early miscarriage a year ago, it wasnt a planned pregnancy but I was excited anyway, we want a big family. Silly to be so worried now after two very healthy babies and what was quite a simple miscarriage, would have been 6 weeks gone when heavy bleeding happened so I had only just gotten used to the idea anyway. Never went to doctors about it until I went to go on the pill 3 months later and doctor said it was best that I had dealt with it at home. Now a little bit worried, about conceiving and keeping it snug and what people will think. We married young at 19 and fell pregnant 9months after that with Aeryn, I am 25 now but get told i still look 18 (blonde hair and baby face lol), and planning to homeschool so we already get a lot of funny comments, worried about that for bump 3. Oh and worried about dealing with the misery of acute morning sickness again!!!
Lovely to read all your posts about TTC soon, will be nice to go through this with people to talk to!!! Is anyone gender swaying??
23/09/2013 at 20:21
kelly id probably wait for a period before trying ovulation tests (sorry, i know its hard) its just that start now and it will get very very expensive. for the normal sticks you need to have a rough idea when you might ovulate or recognise symptoms (unlikely you will know what to look for after 14 years on the pill) so you probably need a few cycles. if you're desperate, i can recommend the clearblue fertility monitor. as long as your cycle is six weeks or less you can't fail to find out what day it is as you pee on a stick every day after your period goes. But you'd still need to wait for first day of your period and there is a chance you wont ovulate in cycles straight off or they might be longer than 6 weeks. they cost £100 ish new but you can get them cheaper second hand on ebay. if you dont fancy that sometimes people buy them then find out they're pregnant and never use them, but sell them cheaper. i got mine for £70 on ebay with 20 sticks (unused). i had no idea when i ovulated, and had irregular cycles but got pg after 3 cycles of use and credit this to the monitor! this time hopefully wont need to as seem to have 28 day cycles (never been back on pill since previous baby) and the monitor really taught me what my body does when im ovulating so i recognise it now. sorry to ramble, hope this helps.
sunshine belle sounds exciting aren't you tempted to try for a honeymoon baby?
hi layla lou i think its understandable you have fears it may have been a straight forward misc and may not increase your chances of a further one, doesnt mean it wasn't gutting for you best of luck this time. its lovely you want a big family, how many do you think i have a boy and know this next one will likely be my last, honestly couldnt care less what it is. i know lots of people want one of each but i really dont think i would be sad that id never have a daughter if i had a son. i'd be a teensy bit sad for lo that he would never have a brother as i thimk thats wonderful for boys. two healthy bubbas will make me feel a very lucky woman xx
29/09/2013 at 23:17
Very tempted but still waiting for first AF after stopping the pill. Think we'll just stop using anything while we're away and see what happens. There's nothing really stopping us starting from then xx
07/10/2013 at 09:46
wasnt planing to try until christmas, but im at least 8 days late for AF to appear this month. Its not when we planned to try but boy am i nervous!!!!! I didnt get positives with either of my girls until at least 3 weeks after i was due on, so not surprised that my cheap-ies have said negative, am now in the agonising wait!!!!! cant tell anyone and hubby thinks im nuts when i get this impatient so wanted to share on here for some female comeraderie!! x
09/10/2013 at 19:53
14/10/2013 at 22:21
hello ladies, congrats to all of you with bfps, especially you tuliprose! seems 2 minutes since we were chatting about it.
I'm finding the thought of ttc is occupying me a lot at the moment. we're not on contraception and using withdrawal. lo was 2 in august and i'd like a 3 year gap. oh is a bit of a chicken bless him, he says he finds it hard to commit to such a huge decision when we know what we're facing. other times he wants to discuss possible names and what ifs etc, but it seems like the next moment he is overwhelmed at the thought. to be honest, im not that broody, i just have the attitdue that we ought to get on with it so our lo's have something in common and the hard work doesnt last forever, a 2nd baby will be just as loved as our 1st of course but im not sure the same excitement is there? is that because its not the right time, or is that just how it is after the first? my mum and best freind both had 2 kids in 2 years and said they felt the same as me - it just made sense to get on with it.
does this sound a bit alarming? I know i want to be pregnant and get on with it but if i was staring at a positive test, im not fully sure of all that i'd feel i think a lot of that is tied up with oh's uncertainty. but we're intelligent people taking risks! i think i kind of hoped nature would decide for us but at 32 maybe im not that fertile, maybe we need to do the business to the end, lol. i think for me once the hormones kick in etc it will all work itseld out, its oh's adjsutment id be more worried about.
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