Elderberry Pavlovas Unite - the over 30s TTC number 1 (thread 2)

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Bunnygirlie Tue 13-Nov-12 22:55:43

Ladies,  Time for a new thread for us oldies (well not that old) TTC number 1 and our MN friends who have their BFP but are still coming along for the ride :-)

bunnygirlie, 32, TTC since June, AF due end Nov
Winkle, ttc 15 months, BFP due 19/11
Zombies, ttc 2 cycles, erratic cycle, PCOS. Next POAS not before 15 December. 
Pipbin, ttc 15 cycles, BFP due 27/11
BraveLilBear TTC cycle 1 after early mc, BFP due 18/11

Aquarius, 32, ttc 8 mths, bfp due mid dec
Happylass TTC cycle 3 BFP due 8/12
Janey, 38, six weeks pg
Rach, 34, PG 7+5. Booking appointment on Wednesday.
Quod, 33, six weeks pg
HazleNutt 8 weeks pg

Sorry if I missed anyone :-)

Bunnygirlie Tue 13-Nov-12 23:01:25

Ello, anybody still on my team trying something new this month? This is second month for me using ov sticks and concieve plus, also ditching the diet this month as read restricted calorie diets can reduce fertility, and trying the old full fat milk/full fat yogurt as that is meant to increase fertility, worth a try a guess.
Have also booked reflexology appointment for Saturday, may be too late for this cycle but who knows it might help for the next one :-s

Badleg Tue 13-Nov-12 23:14:30

Hello all

I am going shopping to get as much help as possible! Conceive plus, sticks, thermometer what else????

Pipbin Japan Tue 13-Nov-12 23:32:20

Evening.
Firstly, welcome Lilli, sorry for your MC. You'll find us a supportive bunch.
I had my peak on the CBFM yesterday and we managed to DTD on Sunday and yesterday night despite both of us being a bit poorly.

BadLeg. Sorry AF turned up, old witch.
As for what to use, I have to say that although I temped for about six months, I wouldn't recommend it really. Reason is that I found it made me more obsessive. First thing you do in the morning is to think about ttcing.
I recommend opks, cheap dipstick ones, and record it on fertility friend.
As for concieve plus, I wouldn't bother unless you normally use lube.

ZombiesAreClammyDodgers Tue 13-Nov-12 23:33:27

I'm here ! Mission accepted!
{watches tablet with mission brief explode over cliff side}

Pipbin Japan Tue 13-Nov-12 23:33:53

That said, temping can help you get a grip on your cycle, so can be helpful.

How long were you trying before your BFP Lilli?

winkle2 Tue 13-Nov-12 23:37:26

Welcome lili and sorry to hear about your mc

Badleg - sorry AF got you sad

Lolcbcblemonlime Wed 14-Nov-12 06:01:38

I'm here too! Can anyone add me pls?
Lolcbcb 38 (yikes) ttc 4 months after mc. Bfp due 25/26th

janey1234 Wed 14-Nov-12 06:12:46

I'm here too - found you...smile

Bad leg - gutted AF arrived, wa feeling hopeful this night be your month... Next time hopefully....

happylass Australia Wed 14-Nov-12 07:00:46

Welcome Lili and so sorry to hear about the mc.

Bunny I'm up for trying something new next cycle. Experimented with the digi OV sticks last cycle and all good there. Think gonna give the conceive plus a go this time around. Any thing's worth a try, right??

HazleNutt Wed 14-Nov-12 07:12:46

Morning all, 8+5 here and been lucky so far that I barely have any symptoms. Can't even join the ante-natal clubs for this reason, as everybody seems to be suffering from 101 different issues and I'm just slightly nauseous sometimes..

janey1234 Wed 14-Nov-12 09:31:15

Hey hazle - I'm so glad you say that. I've gone from pretty nasty nausea on Monday, to mild nausea yesterday, to feeling pretty much OK today. I've obviously been POAS (just to use up the cheap old ebay tests, you understand) and the line was so quick and so dark this morning (faster and darker than the test line) so fingers crossed it's all going in the right direction - hoping it's not a bad sign...

Do you think I will ever relax about this?! I knew it would be awful until 12 weeks, but time seems to have stopped still...

janey1234 Wed 14-Nov-12 09:32:26

Oh and here you go lol

bunnygirlie, 32, TTC since June, AF due end Nov
Winkle, ttc 15 months, BFP due 19/11
Zombies, ttc 2 cycles, erratic cycle, PCOS. Next POAS not before 15 December.
Pipbin, ttc 15 cycles, BFP due 27/11
BraveLilBear TTC cycle 1 after early mc, BFP due 18/11
Aquarius, 32, ttc 8 mths, bfp due mid dec
Happylass TTC cycle 3 BFP due 8/12
Janey, 38, six weeks pg
Rach, 34, PG 7+5. Booking appointment on Wednesday.
Quod, 33, six weeks pg
HazleNutt 8 weeks pg
Lolcbcb 38 (yikes) ttc 4 months after mc. Bfp due 25/26th

BraveLilBear Wed 14-Nov-12 09:48:24

Hello lovely ladies, I, too have accepted the mission, and come armed with rope, a penknife and a half-full canteen of water to pass round on our various adventures in TTC land...

Hi to Lilly sorry about your MC, but as said on previous thread, many of us (including me) have experienced this and the support here is so welcome.

Janey and Hazle am feeling less miserable today, so have decided that sore boobs are sign of imminent BFP hysterical grin

And Janey - Step away from the internet cheapies! How can a fast dark superquick line be a bad sign? Sounds good to me! And anyway, from what I hear from mum types is that relaxations is for wimps and pavlovas a tougher than that grin

Hope you can relax a bit soon...

HazleNutt Wed 14-Nov-12 10:24:16

Janey sorry, no I don't think we will ever relax, there's always the next thing to worry about.
Symptoms, no symptoms, 12 week scan, 20 week, blood tests etc etc. Not to mention which pram to buy (Stokke Crusi looks cool), actually giving birth (shudder), what to do with that new person then (help, no idea) and so on.

Quodlibet Wed 14-Nov-12 11:01:59

Don't be daft - relax? Janey I think the intermittent nausea is normal - mine comes and goes too. Now I'm thinking maybe I should go and pee on a stick and see if my line is darker but what if it's not oh god I won't get any work done

I am worrying about the housebuying instead, which isn't going well. And about the fact that my major project this year (and major source of income) will be full-on between 34 and 38 weeks. What if I am too ill to work? I will be destitute!!! I don't get sick pay!!!

Takes my mind off the early pg worries though.

You forgot me! (wails). Purplemonster, about 7-8 weeks pregnant, forgotten and unloved (said in eeyore voice) sad

janey1234 Wed 14-Nov-12 12:53:53

Oh purple - not unloved or forgotten, just, erm, mislaid?!

bunnygirlie, 32, TTC since June, AF due end Nov
Winkle, ttc 15 months, BFP due 19/11
Zombies, ttc 2 cycles, erratic cycle, PCOS. Next POAS not before 15 December.
Pipbin, ttc 15 cycles, BFP due 27/11
BraveLilBear TTC cycle 1 after early mc, BFP due 18/11
Aquarius, 32, ttc 8 mths, bfp due mid dec
Happylass TTC cycle 3 BFP due 8/12
Janey, 38, six weeks pg
Rach, 34, PG 7+5. Booking appointment on Wednesday.
Quod, 33, six weeks pg
HazleNutt 8 weeks pg
Lolcbcb 38 (yikes) ttc 4 months after mc. Bfp due 25/26th
Purplemonster, about 7-8 weeks pregnant, very much loved and a KEY member of our pavlova group.

Sorry I missed you out from my summary - I blame baby brain wink

Awww thanks smile I knew you all loved me really, silly hormones.
In the purplemonster household we have discovered that you should not leave a tired and hungry pregnant lady do the food shopping unsupervised. Wandered around Sainsbury's last night and came home with a load of crap and no actual meals, or veg, or fruit which is most unlike me. When Mr Purple asked what was for dinner I had to shamefacedly admit 'party food' blush
I can't seem to eat proper meals at the moment, I'm living on snacks and 'things on toast'. Must try harder.

Rache1S Wed 14-Nov-12 13:13:27

Interesting booking appointment this morning where they established amongst other things that I am a home owner (WTF has that got to do with pregnancy? - bloody NHS and its irrelevant statistics), and that me and DH are not blood relatives (Yuk! What type of people do they have turning up?)
They have classified my pregnancy as low risk, which is good news, but they have also outrageously worked my current BMI out at 'overweight' 26, which I totally dispute and insist that it is a 'normal' 25. I am not taking the prospect of weight gain very well!! I was so distressed about the BMI that I had to have a bag of crisps shock
Anyway, 12 week scan on the 14th December so only 30 days left grin

HazleNutt Wed 14-Nov-12 13:17:40

Good to hear all went well and that silly BMI doesn't really show much anyway. I'm sure you were just wearing heavier clothes today as well, right?
My 12-week scan is on 6th of December, seems ages away.

BraveLilBear Wed 14-Nov-12 13:31:14

Rache just had to stifle a snigger. I think the booking appointment could be a genuine highlight for me if that's the level of questioning. My brain - like yours - would be like 'why are they asking that?'

Is that why it takes a squillion hours lol?

Don't worry about the BMI. Maybe you should change the acronym to Brilliant Mother In-waiting and you got a score of 26 - wow that's awesome! wink

Besides, they think you're low-risk, so can't be all that high. Positive thoughts people, all about the positive thoughts!

Aquarius1 Wed 14-Nov-12 16:05:07

Afternoon all... Just reporting for duty on new thread. Day 3 of af sad thinking of trying acupuncture this month as I read an article about it improving fertility/ regulating cycles. Probably rubbish but might at least be relaxing- anyone else tried it?

BraveLilBear Wed 14-Nov-12 16:43:41

Have tried acupuncture for a lower back muscle problem years ago. Absolutely loved it tbh.

Have heard that reflexology can be good for this kinda thang too, for those not so hot on the needles, who don't mind having their feet touched...

lillymac42 Wed 14-Nov-12 18:17:59

Hello, I found the right thread! Going to start TTC again next month after MC on 9/11/12. I'm 39. A friend recommended a herbalist to 'heal my womb'. I'm a bit sceptical myself...

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