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 :-)

winkle2 Wed 14-Nov-12 18:32:53

Purple - I love party food grin

Quodlibet Wed 14-Nov-12 19:05:20

On my desk currently: Large pack of pretzels, festive chocolate nut and fruit selection, champagne truffle. Sounds like a balanced diet to me.

Mmmm festive chocolate, nut and fruit selection? That sounds amazing, why didn't I buy some of that! I'm hoping this phase passes and I can actually eat real food again at some point soon, I don't know that you're supposed to fuel baby growing almost entirely on fruit, biscuits and crips.

HazleNutt Wed 14-Nov-12 21:14:38

I'm really irritated today, not sure if it's hormones or just the fact that if I have emailed what I've done about issue X to my boss both yesterday and today then an email from her "so have you done anything about issue X?" is not something I would expect in return. Read your effing email!!
Then went to Tae Bo, which usually helps, but no, was just getting pissed off with all the "8 more! no, again! last 8! reeaallly last now!" Grr make up your mind!
And then the French class where people just don't get it and we've been repeating the same things forever..gaah..

Considering that normally, nothing really bothers me...it's hormones, right?

Pipbin Wed 14-Nov-12 21:17:33

Quod You've got all your major food groups there, nothing wrong with that.

Rache BMI is my enemy. When I was being referred to the fertility clinic I had to go and get an official weigh and measuring as the BMI they had on record for me was over 30, and they won't refer you if its over 30.
I had already been on a diet and lost some weight but when I was being measured I didn't have my feet completely on the floor so I came up as half an inch taller. That made by BMI 30 so I got referred.
However when I got to the clinic I was weighed again, but not measured, and they worked out my BMI as 31. When I got in with the specialist she said she my BMI would be an issue as it was over 30. I questioned this as I had weighed the same there as I had done in the doctors and I hadn't shrunk. It was the difference in their charts!

Anyway, my BMI is now 29, not a huge change but it's so hard to get it down when you are short, bear in mind that I run three miles three days a week and wear size 14, yet my BMI is still touch and go!

Rache1S Wed 14-Nov-12 21:57:00

Pip I've concluded that BMI is a load of old bollocks rubbish. I am fit and healthy and wear size 10/12 which, although not exactly stick insect, is definitely not overweight.
You are also obviously fit and healthy and deserve to be treated irrespective of some stupid chart that health professionals have devised to unfairly judge us. By their own standards they would refer a drug user/heavy drinker/heavy smoker/generally unhealthy slob just because they have a BMI less than 30? Ridiculous.

Pipbin Wed 14-Nov-12 22:14:39

Exactly Rache I get classed as unhealthy even though I exercise, have never smoked, rarely drink, don't take drugs, cook all my food from scratch and haven't eaten meat in over 10 years. But no, I'm unhealthy, where as my friend who drinks to excess every weekend and eats take aways all the time is healthy because she is about 8 stone. So stupid.

Bunnygirlie Wed 14-Nov-12 23:04:26

Evening all! Just back from the cinema, Skyfall is just brilliant!!! Great escapism for DTD week. Still no dark line on my ov sticks, maybe tomorrow :-s

Was talking to girl who does my legs today and we started talking about pregnancy and she said she'd been trying for a year so I admitted I was TTC too. Felt weird to actually say it out loud rather than just type it to you lovely ladies. I haven't told anybody else so was nice to chat to somebody about it.

Hope you are all well :-)

Quodlibet Wed 14-Nov-12 23:47:34

Hazle you went to Tae Bo?? Wow I thought I had done well having done a 5 minute butt workout today. I have got a serious case of the Laze accompanying my mild case of the Quease.

Pip I agree that guff about BMI is just bollocks. You could be a body builder with a BMI that puts you in the obese category, the system makes no allowance for body composition. I am impressed with your running.

I have finished off a major work deadline today which has been hanging over me for aaaaaages! Now got a week's respite before I have to get back to it. Off to visit my parents tomorrow along with my sister and her gorgeous baby. Looking forward to sharing the news with my folks!

HazleNutt Thu 15-Nov-12 08:19:11

Hm again all pregnancy symptops, the little I have, have pretty much disappeared this morning. I know, totally normal and should really count myself lucky I'm not suffering from 101 issues like so many women seem to, but it's still worrying. Couldn't they offer some home scan machines so we could just check ourselves that everything is ok?

Quod, I'm terribly lazy, but have discovered that sports actually helps with the tiredness. If I go to gym, I don't feel like falling asleep at 9, so better to drag my backside there as often as I can manage.

HazleNutt Thu 15-Nov-12 09:30:23

Oh by the way, so in UK they don't want to poke you with needles all the time? Here apparently I have to get a blood test every 3 weeks!

janey1234 Thu 15-Nov-12 09:42:19

Ah Hazle know the feeling - I had NO symptoms at all yesterday (apart from ma-hoosive boobs - they were DD/E and have grown significantly) and even stayed out with my friends until past 10pm for my birthday drinks (none for me, obv). Feel a bit sick again today though, yuck, so I'm sure yours will be back tomorrow.

No idea about needles - really hope that you don't have blood taken too many times, as no-one can ever find my veins, not even the blood donor people. Nurses usually insist on trying both arms first (even though I tell them it's tricky) leaving me with massive bruises, before resorting to taking it out of my hands.... Nice...

Still, will all be worth it.

Wish I could do a boob-share with someone. Anyone interested? I can certainly spare a cup size or so if anyone wants any? wink

Rache1S Thu 15-Nov-12 09:56:40

Janey I am definitely up for the boob share. My little B cups have hardly grown at all so far envy

Hazle I had booking bloods done yesterday and they took so much they practically emptied one of my arms so I think they take the same quantity as France but all in one go!

As for symptoms, mine seem to come and go in both quantity and severity, which according to yesterday's Midwife is all completely normal. If they all disappear completely for more than a few days then she advised me to give her a call.

BraveLilBear Thu 15-Nov-12 09:57:58

<races in, elbows flying> Me, me! I'll do a boob share Janey!

I am a standard size 34AA, tho I cheat and get 32A bras because they are nicer (if you have small boobs and ask for nice bras, people think you're a teenager or something) and fit (cup-shape) better.

I have always wondered what size I'd get up to in pg land... got to 5 and a half weeks last time and was spilling out of my standard bra, which was novel grin

Oh, and happy birthday, too!

On the BMI thang, it's just daft. And to think they weigh you at your booking in appt, which is, when 8-12 weeks along? Many peopl have already totted up a few pounds by then, so that's hardly a fair judgement.

Bunnygirlie totally agree with Skyfall. Best Bond ever! I watch a lot of films and was goosebump proud to be British with all the awesome references.

Really impressed with Tae Bo Hazle - keep meaning to do my zumba vids again (as well as running 2-3 times a week) but figured it'd be too strenuous for pg land, so would have to give it up again.

BTW do you still 'feel' pregnant even though symptoms are having a tea break?

HazleNutt Thu 15-Nov-12 10:08:59

I feel fine so don't really have any excuses not to work out. Teaching back-to-back CXworks, Bodycombat and Bodypump today. Unless your doc tells you otherwise, it's generally fine to keep up your current fitness regieme - it's just not recommended to start anything new. Well new and intensive they mean, sure you can always start with pregnancy yoga and those things.

But boobs, I was an FF before, am now a G and they keep growing! I'd happily share, this is getting ridiculous.

Brave if your 32A fits better, are you sure 34AA is actually your right size? (if you were ever fitted by M&S, it's not). What's your underbust measurement? (I'm a bit of a bra bore, after being in a wrong size myself for years).

Oh and for TTC ladies, send your DHs for a check, it's probably all their fault:
www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2232989/MEN-blame-cases-unexplained-infertility--new-test-help-couples-succeed.html

janey1234 Thu 15-Nov-12 11:19:12

brave and rache you're on - you can have a cup size each. DP won't mind at all - he's not a 'boobs man' so at this stage they're completely pointless and just annoying. I really don't want them to grow any more or I will look ridiculous. I'm blonde and just under 5 11 so if boobs get much bigger (and the rest of me - all my size 12 clothes feeling a bit tight already) - I'm going to look like a fat barbie sad

'fat barbie' has made my day, I can't stop chuckling.
Sod the stupid BMI bores with their silly made up rules, I'm a hobbit so they're bound to moan about mine as at my height I look positively rotund if I put on a couple of pounds and I'm looking distinctly bloaty at the moment. I'm only a size 10 though so they can moan all they want, I don't care at the moment. I've spent my entire adult life saying no to pudding (never been overweight just always been careful about my weight on the understanding that once it's on it would be a lot harder to get off!) and I'm enjoying guilt free biscuits for the first time in living memory and they're NOT taking them away from me or I'll cry so there!

BraveLilBear Thu 15-Nov-12 12:06:17

Ahhh Hazle Didn't realise you were an instructor! That explains a lot. Don't know about bras.... will have a look at my measurements when I get home. I probably am due a fresh measure tbh.

The A cup fits the shape better, but the back size is on the tight side. If I where proper size, ie 34AA, the cup is big and flat and really unsupportive. At least with A cup I feel like I get support. Anyways....

Thanks for the cupsize loans Janey and Hazle - but fat barbie? Surely not! Any mean looks are alllll jealousy.

HazleNutt Thu 15-Nov-12 13:01:18

Brave it's just a hobby, to save my arse from being totally flattened by all the sitting I do for my day job. Can highly recommend it though, excellent on the days you don't really feel like going to the gym - no chance to be lazy if you're the one teaching.
Unfortunately, thanks to my thyroid surgery earlier this year, am not skinny, so also got a lecture from my doc about not eating too much chocolate and starting some light exercise, youknow, walking..Now for walking to make any difference, I wonder if I should do it before or after combat class?grin

Rach, how's the puppy doing?

Bunnygirlie Thu 15-Nov-12 19:18:12

Evening, sitting here in tears as totally fed up. How come you can never ovulate when you actually want to DTD! DTD sat and sun but today it wasn't happening after a busy stressful day for him, did my ov test and got a positive, told my other half we need to do it tonight and he says he doesn't like the pressure I'm putting him under!!!! Cue tears from me :-(

ZombiesAreClammyDodgers Thu 15-Nov-12 19:23:49

Aw bunny I've been there sad Hugs. They don't really get it do they?

janey1234 Thu 15-Nov-12 19:44:47

Oh bunny, it totally sucks sad

Big hugs x

Lolcbcblemonlime Thu 15-Nov-12 20:04:36

Oh bunny don't lose hope! If you did it day before you have a good chance!!!
My DH does not get it at all. I don't even try to explain it.

HazleNutt Thu 15-Nov-12 20:14:01

Oh bunny he really found a right time to not be in the mood hmm

Bunnygirlie Thu 15-Nov-12 20:16:17

If only we'd DTD yesterday, I fear we've missed our chance this month sad

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