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 Sun 23-Dec-12 23:30:38

It's so depressing isn't it, why do you only hear about those who are so fertile and only have to look at their OH?!?

P.s new thread ready and waiting...

twinklestar2 Sun 23-Dec-12 23:24:27

Hi bunny

I've spent most of this evening reading online about ttc. I feel sad because I remember doing it this time last year when we decided to really up the ante with regards to ttc. And still nothing.

Bunnygirlie Sun 23-Dec-12 23:08:05

Hugs to those feeling as shitty as I did last week, it really is crap innit!

TMI alert - AF def on her evil way for new year, got my usual pre-witch itch - god I'm so lucky confused

twinklestar2 Sun 23-Dec-12 22:58:31

Thanks Viv smile

I don't know what's happening with my body. I had a peak on my monitor on cd15. Now it's cd35 and still no AF. Tested with a frer on fri and got a negative. What is going on?

viviennewestwould Sun 23-Dec-12 22:23:44

Pip and Twinkle, I'm sorry you're going through shit to have a baby. I don't think there's anything more torturous than this TTC journey, I really don't, and what pains me the most is how much I have changed as a person thanks to the relentless months of BFN's and the rest of the world seemingly having babies around me. I hate that I have become jealous of other women. I hate that I want to stab people who tell me to 'relax, then it will happen', I hate that TTC has wrecked my sex life and reduced my DP to a dribbling wreck, I hate that I am 41 years old and feel that, because I am not someone's mother, I don't have any identity at all. I hate that I wasted years making tons of money as a lapdancer when I could've been having babies. I hate that I used to go dogging and used condoms (I could have had thirty-six kids by now - all the colours of the rainbow).

Shit. I didn't mean to get all depressing. It's Christmas and all that. I meant to say I totally empathise with you on the relentless yearning..the waiting...the disappointment. I've been popping two eggs out at a time for the last three months I've been on Clomid and still no fecking BFP. We've saved enough money for one round of IUI in the New Year. I wish you both all the luck in the world if/when you go for IVF. Warriors - that's what we are smile

twinklestar2 Sun 23-Dec-12 21:36:46

Good luck pip.

We need to ring our doc on the 2nd to get an appt to be referred to the next stage. Feel so shitty about it. In the months we've been trying we could have had one baby already and should've been thinking about ttc no 2 sad

Pipbin Sun 23-Dec-12 21:26:33

Twink. I'm off to the hospital on the 8th of January for my pre op and then in for a lap and dye on the 18th.
Long story short, he is fine, I am ovulating however it seems I have one completely blocked tube and one that is fairly blocked. What they are going to do with the lap and dye it to check what is happening. Depending on what they find they might be able to clear it all there and then. If they can't then its off for IVF.

twinklestar2 Sun 23-Dec-12 21:19:30

Pip will you go back to docs in the new year?

Pipbin Sun 23-Dec-12 20:05:15

Oh, and I always get spotting. I doubt it's implantation.

Pipbin Sun 23-Dec-12 20:04:47

Stand down guys.
Turns out the cramps were a dose of the shits.

And loads more spotting.

happylass Sun 23-Dec-12 19:29:53

Adding myself and janey

bunnygirlie, 32, TTC since June, AF coming around New Year!
Twinklestar 2, TTC1, cycle 16, BFP was due 19/12
Winkle,
Zombies, 32, almost 3 wks pg (by my calculation)- per standard measurement from LMP, 6 weeks pg, PCOS.
Pipbin,
BraveLilBear,
Lolcbcb,
Aquarius,
Happylass 34 cycle 4 BFP due Jan 1st
Janey 38, 12 week scan on Christmas Eve
Rach, 34, 13+4 pg, due 26th June
Quod,
HazleNutt, due June 21st
Purplemonster
Navis176, 35, TTC #1, cycle 3 (this time around), bfp due around 19 Jan (I think…)
Viv
Neshie, 31, TTC #1, on cycle 9, after stopping the pill 18 months ago (took 10 months for AF to return!) BPF due 12th January Fx
MeanMrsMustard 31, 5 weeks pregnant.
MotherOfCleo TTC#1, cycle 3, 5dpo, BFP due New Years Day.
Viviennewestwould, 41, childless hag, TTC one year (mmc in March), on Clomid, ovulating today!
Pipbin 37 cycle 16 BFP due 26/12

twinklestar2 Sun 23-Dec-12 18:46:16

Lol Viv!!!

Bunnygirlie Sun 23-Dec-12 18:36:35

Omg Viv that's hilarious!

ZombiesAreClammyDodgers Sun 23-Dec-12 17:20:05

pip they do sound hopeful! Fx.

MotherOfCleo Sun 23-Dec-12 17:05:07

vivienne you make me chuckle smile Pip I think they are defo promising signs

janey1234 Sun 23-Dec-12 16:52:19

Hey
Can someone add me on? Knackered in Bangkok and cannot figure out how to do it on my phone...

Janey, 38, 12 week scan on Christmas Eve

Aargh.

10 hours into my 24 hour journey home. Then once in London it's bloods and scan, then journey up the M1. Literally cannot wait for Christmas Eve night so I can go to bed!!

Pip, I think stomach cramps (or crapswink) are a sign - it was strange twinges that made me wonder... And then I got my BFP.... fingers crossed...

viviennewestwould Sun 23-Dec-12 16:44:02

Adding Pip:

bunnygirlie, 32, TTC since June, AF coming around New Year!
Twinklestar 2, TTC1, cycle 16, BFP was due 19/12
Winkle,
Zombies, 32, almost 3 wks pg (by my calculation)- per standard measurement from LMP, 6 weeks pg, PCOS.
Pipbin,
BraveLilBear,
Lolcbcb,
Aquarius,
Happylass,
Janey,
Rach, 34, 13+4 pg, due 26th June
Quod,
HazleNutt, due June 21st
Purplemonster
Navis176, 35, TTC #1, cycle 3 (this time around), bfp due around 19 Jan (I think…)
Viv
Neshie, 31, TTC #1, on cycle 9, after stopping the pill 18 months ago (took 10 months for AF to return!) BPF due 12th January Fx
MeanMrsMustard 31, 5 weeks pregnant.
MotherOfCleo TTC#1, cycle 3, 5dpo, BFP due New Years Day.
Viviennewestwould, 41, childless hag, TTC one year (mmc in March), on Clomid, ovulating today!
Pipbin 37 cycle 16 BFP due 26/12

viviennewestwould Sun 23-Dec-12 16:40:41

Pip, how long is your luteal phase usually? 10DPO could be implantation spotting, no? I read only the other day in the Journal of Human Reproduction (gosh, I sound such a wanker) that it's bullshit that the average day for implantation is day seven. It is actually days 9 & 10DPO.

I have a couple of things to report: 1) I have had varying degrees of pain in my lower right abdomen for five hours now. It is not imaginary. Could this be the elusive 'ovulation pain' other women talk about? I've never believed in it (rather like the G-spot myth which only serves to make women jealous of other women) but the crampy pain has been quite extraordinary

2) As I was stood at the Debenhams cash desk paying for a quite horrible metal fruit bowl by Jasper Conran I leaked a gallon of sperm into my jeans. I don't wear knickers - ever - and so I spent the entire afternoon walking around Blackburn like John Wayne. I was wearing one of those ridiculous deerstalker hats with the side flaps when I told DP I was leaking and my crotch was sodden. He dragged me into WH Smiths and bollocked me for shouting about semen and crotches in the middle of a shopping centre. I told him the earflaps on my hat made me deaf and he mouthed 'fuck off' - very funny (not).

bunnygirlie, 32, TTC since June, AF coming around New Year!
Twinklestar 2, TTC1, cycle 16, BFP was due 19/12
Winkle,
Zombies, 32, almost 3 wks pg (by my calculation)- per standard measurement from LMP, 6 weeks pg, PCOS.
Pipbin,
BraveLilBear,
Lolcbcb,
Aquarius,
Happylass,
Janey,
Rach, 34, 13+4 pg, due 26th June
Quod,
HazleNutt, due June 21st
Purplemonster
Navis176, 35, TTC #1, cycle 3 (this time around), bfp due around 19 Jan (I think…)
Viv
Neshie, 31, TTC #1, on cycle 9, after stopping the pill 18 months ago (took 10 months for AF to return!) BPF due 12th January Fx
MeanMrsMustard 31, 5 weeks pregnant.
MotherOfCleo TTC#1, cycle 3, 5dpo, BFP due New Years Day.
Viviennewestwould, 41, childless hag, TTC one year (mmc in March), on Clomid, ovulating today!

Pipbin Sun 23-Dec-12 16:29:25

Oh, and can someone add me to the stats. I'm on my phone and it too tricky.
Pipbin 37 cycle 16 BFP due 26/12

Pipbin Sun 23-Dec-12 16:22:16

Well spotting seems to have stopped again.
I've had dreadful nausea and stomach craps for the last two days.
Someone tell me that's a sign.

HazleNutt Sun 23-Dec-12 15:52:22

Rach, as we're due pretty much the same time, when's your next scan? I have a doctor's appointment on 28th, but I don't think they'll scan me then, and as far as I can see from the notes, the 20 week scan is on 19th of Feb only, I'll be 22 weeks by then. (was supposed to be a week earlier, but we're travelling). So long to wait..

Rache1S Sun 23-Dec-12 15:41:33

bunnygirlie, 32, TTC since June, AF coming around New Year!
Twinklestar 2, TTC1, cycle 16, BFP was due 19/12
Winkle,
Zombies, 32, almost 3 wks pg (by my calculation)- per standard measurement from LMP, 6 weeks pg, PCOS.
Pipbin,
BraveLilBear,
Lolcbcb,
Aquarius,
Happylass,
Janey,
Rach, 34, 13+4 pg, due 26th June
Quod,
HazleNutt, due June 21st
Purplemonster
Navis176, 35, TTC #1, cycle 3 (this time around), bfp due around 19 Jan (I think…)
Viv
Neshie, 31, TTC #1, on cycle 9, after stopping the pill 18 months ago (took 10 months for AF to return!) BPF due 12th January Fx
MeanMrsMustard 31, 5 weeks pregnant.
MotherOfCleo TTC#1, cycle 3, 5dpo, BFP due New Years Day.

ZombiesAreClammyDodgers Sun 23-Dec-12 13:37:08

Whoops x posted with hazle.
Putting this out there in case it helps anyone-
FWIW, I tried the CBFM and the cheapie ovulation strips off amazon, and the cheapie ones worked a treat.
I also think conceive plus really helped.
And metformin to help me ovulate.
Dtd the day before my LH surge showed on ov strips, couldn't do it for the two days the ov strips were nice and dark, but Dtd on the two days immediately after. Started feeling very tired from the third day after the first LH surge (from the strip) which is when I presume stuff started happening.
The cm was the first giveaway that I should check with the ov strip (irregular ovulation so had just stopped bothering to check and was just DTD every alternate day or so).

ZombiesAreClammyDodgers Sun 23-Dec-12 13:31:20

Have taken the liberty of adding to the list. Have retained the fact that I have PCOS- someone reading the thread who has PCOS may take heart from the fact that one can have a BFP with PCOS (even if this ends badly). Plus I don't want to forget quite so soon and get too hopeful.

bunnygirlie, 32, TTC since June, AF coming around New Year!
Twinklestar 2, TTC1, cycle 16, BFP was due 19/12
Winkle,
Zombies, 32, almost 3 wks pg (by my calculation)- per standard measurement from LMP, 6 weeks pg, PCOS.
Pipbin,
BraveLilBear,
Lolcbcb,
Aquarius,
Happylass,
Janey,
Rach,
Quod,
HazleNutt, due June 21st
Purplemonster
Navis176, 35, TTC #1, cycle 3 (this time around), bfp due around 19 Jan (I think…)
Viv
Neshie, 31, TTC #1, on cycle 9, after stopping the pill 18 months ago (took 10 months for AF to return!) BPF due 12th January Fx
MeanMrsMustard 31, 5 weeks pregnant.
MotherOfCleo TTC#1, cycle 3, 5dpo, BFP due New Years Day.

HazleNutt Sun 23-Dec-12 13:21:10

bunnygirlie, 32, TTC since June, AF coming around New Year!
Twinklestar 2, cycle 16, BFP was due 19/12
MotherOfCleo cycle 3, 5dpo, BFP due New Years Day.
Navis176, 35, cycle 3, bfp due around 19 Jan
Neshie 31, on cycle 9, BPF due 12th January
Winkle,
Zombies,
Pipbin,
BraveLilBear,
Lolcbcb,
Aquarius,
Happylass,
Janey,
Rach,
Quod,
Purplemonster
HazleNutt, 34, due June 21st
MeanMrsMustard 31, 5 weeks pregnant.

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