The First Time Frolickers ride again - still trying to conceive their first child

(145 Posts)
evilgiraffe Wed 18-Jul-12 19:43:21

A shiny new thread, seeing as the last one is now pretty much full.

There are a fair few of us old lags who have been in it for the long haul now, but new people are always welcome! Fingers crossed for BFPs for all!

FrankelSaysRelax Sun 12-Aug-12 15:53:19

I understand. Fingers crossed for you.

I'm still waiting on ov but due to work stress and the like if I do end up pregnant this cycle someone better phone the Vatican, if you follow my drift wink

evilgiraffe Sun 12-Aug-12 16:06:21

Breaking talk guidelines? Golden's messages looked okay to me confused what are you doing, HQ?

Fingers crossed, raspberry!

Frankel - I'm in the same boat, horrendous work and barely any SWI = no chance this time!

Fairygodmother1 Sun 12-Aug-12 19:12:33

I'm lurking in the background.

What did Golden say???? I missed that bit!

Did you test yet raspberry?

raspberrytipple Sun 12-Aug-12 19:42:43

I didn't think golden said anything she shouldn't have at all. Just the general 'can i join/why do i test so damn early'. It's either a blip or something was said elsewhere so the profiles been removed?

I'm holding out fairy-so tempted but would be a waste of a test I fear so will wait til first thing tomorrow on first wee an all that

Fairygodmother1 Sun 12-Aug-12 20:38:57

I'm on 28 - noy preg symptoms but no period symptoms either that means. As I'm now only on metformin, I'm hoping that it will be a 'normal' cycle of 32 days!!!! Start my new diet tomorrow!

Ratata Mon 13-Aug-12 13:28:21

I have my fingers and toes crossed for you raspberry

I've had a relaxing time as I've not been at work for a bit but back today. AF did indeed make an appearance but that's ok, I really didn't think I could have been pregnant considering we were using the pull out method for the last month (we were taking a rest for the month after chemical pregnancy) but I did feel the same symptoms that I had last time. It was a v heavy AF though so that may have been why. Finished now so back to SWI as of last night! DH and I will be out having a few drinks on Friday night, which is around ovulation time for me I believe. Or a day or 2 before it. The last 2 pregnancies happened when I was very 'relaxed' (read 'very drunk') haha.

raspberrytipple Tue 14-Aug-12 07:10:32

AF due tomorrow, starting to get stabby pains and the like which I've had on and off this month quite a lot and had BFN. Don't usually get that. Had a BFN yesterday first thing. We DTD regularly between CD8 and CD22, every time with me lying still afterwards. This TTC malarkey is really starting to get me down, how is it so simple for some and not for others. I've really lost hope now that it's ever going to happen, there's nothing wrong with me, or DH so why can't sperm meet egg? It really isn't that difficult. sad

Ratata Tue 14-Aug-12 13:26:35

So sorry you are feeling down raspberry Big Hugs xxx I can only imagine how it must feel after this long. I get angry when I watch programmes like 16 and Pregnant because they always manage to have their babies and obviously no problem getting pregnant (and often at the end say how much they regret it). Then there's folk like us who either have trouble getting pregnant or can't hold on to a pregnancy and we really want it! It makes no sense.

raspberrytipple Tue 14-Aug-12 20:21:22

Thanks Ratata, just feeling a bit sorry for myself. The whole 16 and Pregnant programmes bug me to, I've tried to stop watching them nowadays but sometimes I do end up having a peek and getting wound up. I am watching Midwives on Tuesday's though. It's a poor relative of One Born Every Minute but it'll do until that starts up again! How is being back at work?

Hows the start of the diet gone Fairy ?

FrankelSaysRelax Tue 14-Aug-12 20:25:54

Big hugs for you raspberry.

I have found the support of the BESH here on MNet invaluable. Any of you are more than welcome to come and join in our gin filled rantings at the world grin

I'm on Day 31 and no sign of ov as far as I can tell hmm

raspberrytipple Tue 14-Aug-12 20:29:12

Thanks Frankel I think I'm just frustrated as the whole lap & dye thing should have made me more regular - not made my cycles worse so now it just feels like one more thing to think about! Saying that, today is day 35 so technically it could arrive tomorrow and I'll be getting myself wound up unnecessarily. I shall have a mooch on the BESH!

raspberrytipple Wed 15-Aug-12 20:16:22

BFN again today sad oh well, at least I can drink at my friends hen do this weekend.

Fairygodmother1 Thu 16-Aug-12 11:17:49

Hi Raspberry Going well. Found out I was actually under eating! So hope that it will show good resuts on Sat on the scaes.

BFN for me this morning but didn't think I was this month. Just wish AF would come! I agree the lap & dye had such success for me but 8 months on I'm still not pg!

33andTTC Thu 16-Aug-12 13:35:54

Hi all

I'm a first time TTC'er and I am excited and scared at the same time! I came off Cerazette July 22nd, had (what I beleive was) AF Aug 8th so i'm in my first cycle. AF was very light and only lasted 2/3 days so...? Have started testing for OV with sticks this week and nothing yet. Hoping it will happen this weekend as me and the Fiance have no plans so could get to it if you know what I mean smile Good luck to all on here. Haven't had time in my lunch break to read entire post but will catch up later with all your stories.

My summary - hopefully due BFP Sep 5th (assuming is have 28 day cycle). Wishful thinking much??!!!

raspberrytipple Fri 17-Aug-12 07:26:50

Well done fairy! It's surprising how many diet traps people fall in to when trying to lose weight. We primarily stick to the 'little and often' method, so snack (healthily) frequently and I mean every two hrs and make sure our main meals are purely either veg/salad and protein based, no carbs as in rice, pasta, potatoes, bread etc it's done us a world of good, DH has lost loads.Sorry about BFN. Did AF show up yet?

Hi 33 and hello!Fingers crossed for 5th September! Don't stress to much if it hasn't worked out first month though, it can take a while for your body to get back to normal after being on the pill. Ov sticks will be a good idea though, give you an idea what's going on!

Fairygodmother1 Fri 17-Aug-12 10:54:57

Thanks raspberry weighed myself this morning & 6lb off!!!
Still no AF

Ratata Fri 17-Aug-12 13:57:40

Sorry to hear about the BFN raspberry still holding out hope x

fairygodmother1 well done on the weight loss! I'm doing the same thing smile

33andTTC welcome! I hope you don't have to stay long on the thread (in a good way!) but don't worry if you do, I think there are a few of us been here a while. I'm in my 8th or 9th month I think (not tooo long). 1 missed miscarriage and 1 chemical pregnancy. I seem to be able to get pregnant relatively quickly but can't seem to hold on to it.

Think I'm ovulating at some point over the next 5 days or so (I don't keep proper track at the moment) so should be getting 'on it' at the weekend.

raspberrytipple Mon 20-Aug-12 07:32:13

Well done Fairy! Impressed smile its so nice when you can start to feel a difference isn't it

Ratata Wed 22-Aug-12 13:20:31

FFS I said I wouldn't obsess this month!! I'm roughly 3dpo and feeling nauseous and fancying Vegemite. I hate Vegemite. I only ever like it if I'm pregnant. See if this is my body trolling me... As much as it's too early for symptoms I do kind of seem to 'know' very early if I am pregnant. We shall see. It could just be an off day where for some reason I crave something that I normally hate :-/ WTF body!!

Ratata Tue 28-Aug-12 13:40:47

I take it everyone is 'at it' as it's so quiet in here smile

I'm 9dpo and have no idea what's going on anymore. One minute I'm overwhelmed with symptoms and the next I feel nothing. Testing on Friday morning as I was planning on drinking Friday night.

Will keep you updated. My body is officially a pain in the ass!

33PinkLadyApple Tue 28-Aug-12 13:56:16

Name change alert!

hi ratata <shouts loudly to make up for quietness>

oooh, fx for Friday BFP. When are/were you expecting AF? I have no idea where I am. No OV as far as I can tell and 2 AF's and now got that warm feeling down there i get before AF. That we be 3 in one month if it is! sad harumpph.

Ratata Tue 28-Aug-12 17:57:21

pinklady sorry to hear your body is being a pain!

I'm expecting AF on Sat or Sun so figured I would test on Friday. I feel barely any symptoms now so I have zero idea whether I could be pregnant or not. I was pretty sure I was a few days ago. Saw a pregnant woman at cinema yesterday and felt quite down, like it's not going to happen easily for us. I'm sure I'm probably being dramatic but yeah, just a bit down!

FrankelSaysRelax Tue 28-Aug-12 18:01:30

Hello all!

I'm still knocking about. AF is due any day now (not enough sex at the right time to hope for a BFP!) and I've been given an appointment at the Ckinic on Thursday afternoon to talk about getting my OI treatment started.

Fingers crossed for us all!

Ratata Tue 28-Aug-12 18:04:17

Frankel that's good about your appointment to get treatment started x

The only symptom I seem to have is headaches at the moment. Oh hello Dr Google, do tell me what it means? You can often get them either before AF or in the first 6 weeks of pregnancy. THANKS FOR THAT. Dr Google you are fired.

Picklestar Wed 29-Aug-12 08:20:57

Walks back through door

Hi all Im returning to this post after a few months off as it was becoming a tiny bit obsessive! Anyone remember me? I remember raspberry ratata evil sorry if I've missed anyone off.

My story so far, ttc for 9 months still no sign of pregnancy. Have been diagnosed with PCO sad & have just been to my 1st gynae clinic. Got to have ovulation bloods & an X-ray where they put dye in to look at my Fallopian tubes & DH has to do a sample! Then go back in 4 months. Sad that I'm having to go down this route & realising its all a waiting game (for appointments & tests etc) & know I'm gona have to be patient (much easier said than done!).
I'm very jealous of pregnant people atm & avoid looking in baby shop windows!
I can remember thinking to myself the 1st month of trying ' I may be pregnant now' oh well bring on September!

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