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05/04/2013 at 09:43
I have mentioned a lot we are wondering about ttc and I think at the moment (plan keeps changing ) we will come off pill in June and then begin TTC in September but I am so broody!
I think it is probably coming on here and reading all the TTC journies and BFP announcements. It takes me back to getting pg with my Son.
I know it is going to be quite different 2nd time round but I am so looking forward to feeling baby kick and going to scans etc. Sure there will be some anxiety but for now I'm just sooooo excited!!!!
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17/04/2013 at 18:14
I'm incredibly excited! My OH has known I want children since we met (2 years ago) and we're finally at a stage where he feels ready too. We only decided 2 weeks ago to start trying so it's early days yet, but I've been ill this last week which has left me wondering if we made the decision after the event! An early test was negative, but I'd only be 2-3 weeks if I was so I'm leaving it a while before testing again.
The OH wants to take the casual approach and already we've had a few rows as I'm the kind to go over the top with research, planning, 'what if' scenarios etc. but I'm trying to be on my best behaviour now the initial excitement is calming down.
17/04/2013 at 19:03
I was exactly the same. So excited about ttc. I decided to have the coil removed in January and then start ttc in may. We are in our fifth month now lol. I was way to impatient lol. But the good thing is I'm not pg so if I had have waited I would still not be pg! I wish everyone all the best and hope to see you all on the ttc/due threads soon xxx
17/04/2013 at 19:10
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18/04/2013 at 18:01
I have 2 children and my partner has 1. Our reasons for ttc are the fact that my youngest starts school in sept, my partner is already 40 and has been very ill in the past so doesn't want to wait too long. Plusvi need to start my career at some point.bits been on hold for too long. so that's our reasons for the timing. I was holding off til may to start ttc because we have a holiday booked in Aug but decided to chance it lol. Hopefully I can show off my pregnant belly in the sun if I finally get a bfp!!
20/04/2013 at 22:55
I hope you don't mind me joining you? I'm a graduate from LTTTC and due in August. My DD is now 8 months old and it took us 3 years to concieve her.
I have been desperate for no2 since about 2 weeks post birth! I'm exclusively breast feeding, but you do hear stories of people conceiving despite this, so I have been secretly hoping I would catch in the post-birth hormonal time (no such luck!) Even though this would be difficult, financially, for us,
So....ideally, I would get pregnant from January 2014, but we still are not using birth control and I am hopeful it might happen earlier. My only other concern is the age gap. What are everyone's thoughts on this, if you have older children (or even if you don't!) xx
23/04/2013 at 19:48
Hi windy. I think I might be like you next time and if I get pregnant I think I might try for number 4 straight away. See if the post pregnant hormone boost catches me. Complete the family and get it all over with quickly. I hate all this waiting about and I want 2 close. My girls have 2 1/2 years between them and I love their closeness. Of course for all this to happen I need baby numberv3 lol. God this month is dragging ha ha. X
23/04/2013 at 21:54
23/04/2013 at 22:15
I think money is always an issue. And space is always an issue but sometimes you just need to go with your heart and work out the little details later. My partner has been very ill in the past and is lucky to be alive so I have learnt from him not to sweat the little things. If you work hard and look after them the money and space will fall into place. It might not be easy. But I bought up 2 kids alone for a while so I know I can get through most things!!! Or atbleast I keep telling myself that lol I don't think anyone will ever have enough money for kids. They are like little drains on your resources lol
26/04/2013 at 10:43
Sounds as though you have been through a life changing time. I'm glad your husband sounds well again.
You are right that I you don't know what you will cope with until you have to.
Life is definitely too short. Although I am torn between the effect on us and therefore passing stress onto our son. And it all comes down to wanting the best for them and being the best parents you can be.
Money wise there is always more you can buy for them so I am sure it always feels tight.
We could have baby in with us for a while but long term would need to share with or son. The room is small though so would need to lose the wardrobe to get a toddler bed in. Then I worry about what we would do for storage. Presumably two kids need double the space.
Can I realistically build a cot under my stairs??
28/04/2013 at 16:36
Ha ha. The space is now tight I. Our household with my partners child now staying a couple of days a week. We only have 3 bedrooms and the kids rooms are small. We have had to use every available space we can. Never thought about a room under the stairs! Might keep that in mind lol
Yeh life is short and has its ups and downs bjt u learn to get on with it I guess. Was certain this month was the month but did an early test today and got a bfn I know it's still early but think this month is over for me and I feel rather down about it. But I need to keep smiling and get on with it!!! Just another month to save money or win the the lottery to get a big house to fill!
06/05/2013 at 16:02
The OH and I have put off trying for a few months now. The car is in dire need of replacing and money just won't afford both. We're just going to focus on getting physically and financially healthy as much as we can while we wait.
I'm about 80% certain that I miscarried this month too. My time of the month was not at all normal and before it I was about to go out and buy a test as I had a sneaking feeling already. I didn't go to the doctors to see if I'm right - It's much easier to just suspect rather than know for sure.
Every time I think I'm fine with waiting though, I see a friend with a bump or an advert on tv for something I'd love to give my child. It's tough arguing logic over what the heart wants!
12/05/2013 at 20:17
We do worry about finances and space too. We have a 2 bed flat, so it would be a squeeze. But worth it for a few years to be able to save for a bigger place and be able to afford to stay off work for a decent length of time. I don't want to risk leaving it too late and for dd to end up being an only child.
Then my plan is to leave it a good few years and possibly try again in my early 40s, so we might end up with 3 and a larger age gap between the last 2. But it won't be a big deal if we can't have number 3. Who knows, though- I might be desperate for no3 once I've had no2!
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