TTC for the first time

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bluefreckles Thu 17-Jan-13 18:50:24

Hello ladies

I would like to start a thread/bus/merry-go-round to meet, get support and share with ladies in the same boat as me:

TTC baby no 1!

Will you join me and see it through to the BFP?!

A bit about me - I'm 29, DP is 35. This will be our first child.

DailySliceOfGato Mon 21-Jan-13 17:32:30

Thank you for welcoming me blue, and for starting the thread! I have lurked for yonks on various bus-type threads, but not dared to join anything for fear of getting over-obsessive about TTC. This has now happened anyway, so I can't get any worse!

Hello to everyone who has joined! Poppy, I felt the same way when my AF came on first cycle. I knew it was ridiculous to be disappointed, but nonetheless...

WakeyCakey Mon 21-Jan-13 17:53:35

Hi can I join.
TTC my first (dp's second)
AF has just been for the second time this month! Came off the pill on NYE after 3 yearsl back to back so I have no idea about my cycles.
Not using anything to track my ovulation just seeing what happens for now, I am a serious impatient person so the 2ww's will be awful!

Liquoriceallsort Mon 21-Jan-13 18:43:30

Please can I join? Ttc for the first time from 1st Jan. I am 28 and dh is 30- I thought a 3 week holiday would be perfect but af has just reared her ugly head. I am not using any opks etc but * tmi alert * I do experience spotting every month about 3 days before af appears so I would be interested to hear any similar experiences. I didn't ever think it was an issue but having looked on here a lot of mners worry it means you cannot conceive?

bluefreckles Tue 22-Jan-13 08:16:04

Wow, lots of new members!
Welcome to liquorice, wakey, sparkle, Marshall, Poppy79, grizzly, firsttime, lovemycats and Frizz
I hope I got everyone and didn't welcome anyone who had already been welcomed.
Right, we need updates. Where is everyone in their cycle. How has it been going this month?
2ww'ers - any news?

Update from me - I'm on CD11 of an unknown cycle length! I'm not using ovulation sticks or anything so pretty casual with the TTC. Through one thing or another we have actually only managed to DTD once in the last 11 days sad. Going to up my game now and aiming for every 3 days. Also keeping an eye on cm - nothing to note at the moment.

Does anyone else have spells of struggling to DTD?

purplefairies Tue 22-Jan-13 09:24:34

I'm on CD7 of an equally unknown cycle length. To be honest I'm hoping it's a long cycle again as DH is away from Friday until a week on Saturday with work, so I'm praying I don't OV then as it would be a total waste of an egg. On the other hand, even my "normal" cycles are longer (35 days), so I'm hoping we'll still be in with a chance afterwards.

I think it is hard to "fit in" all of the DTD that is required to give yourself a good chance, to be honest. We both work really long hours and during the week my bed is definitely mainly for sleeping.

I think nature probably intended us to have babies as soon as we met a partner and were still in the "this is all new and exciting" stage smile

SeriousStuff Tue 22-Jan-13 11:17:21

I think I may finally have given up this month...we managed to DTD every other day from CD8 - CD23. I hope this was enough! But worried about putting too much pressure on my DH so may leave DTD for a few days now.

AF is due on 28th, only 6 (long) days to go. I wish I could hibernate before it's time to test (or face AF).

kd83 Tue 22-Jan-13 13:57:13

bluefreckles i also struggle getting enough DTD, and feel in a similar position to you. DH works long hours in the week and doesn't always feel much like DTD when he gets home.

Am in 2ww now, due AF around Feb 2, but tbh think we missed the slot this time as only dtd 3 times in last 10 days sad

bluefreckles Tue 22-Jan-13 16:19:46

I seem to have quite a few sore spots. Mainly around my mouth, along my jawline and a couple on my cheeks angry
I normally get one, maybe two, just before AF arrives but now I have about 6 and AF finished over a week ago! Grrr...

Anyone else?

Iheartcrunchiebars Tue 22-Jan-13 18:55:27

Hi ladies can I join? I'm 31 and am ttc baby number 1. Terrifying but very exciting. I am convinced I'm pregnant although most of my symptoms are more likely to be from my cough!

WakeyCakey Tue 22-Jan-13 20:03:03

Thanks for the welcome smile
At the moment DTD is a problem, DP finds my new found periods (none for 3 years due to B2B pill) very strange.
He isn't sure anymore whether to instigate DTD as he doesn't want me to refuse hmm
But we are getting there. Until I know my cycle he's definitely not going to have a clue!
Tempted to get some ovulation sticks so we can plan a bit better but don't want to make DTD a chore!!

firsttimekat Tue 22-Jan-13 20:53:41

2ww here and having lots of fun symptom spotting... feeling bloated, peeing all the time, and sore boobs, of course that could just be AF (AF due 25th to 30th). Had been on the pill for ages so still getting used to whats normal for me!

I feel like we DTD plenty so really hoping it works. Plus everyone at work seems to be pregnant and I can't wait for it to be my turn!

WakeyCakey Tue 22-Jan-13 20:57:00

Any tips on how to recognise ovulation without a tester?

younggrizzly Wed 23-Jan-13 22:08:17

Thanks for the welcome blue

liquorice I'm a spotter too since having my implant out last may and still no BFP so wondering if its a problem... Having lots of hormones tested in next couple of days so we'll see!

wakey this always seems tmi but I find lots of egg white consistency cervical mucus a good indicator of impending OV. For more info have a look at a charting website like fertility friend

As for me AF got me again today. Stupid witch. Hoping my tests will shed some light.

Who knows maybe this cycle will be the one!

roofio87 Thu 24-Jan-13 15:03:29

oh ladies,I just braved a trip into mothercare to find a present for my new nephew (my SIL is currently in labour!!) and I almost cried I got so broody looking at the clothes!! who knows what I'll be like when her baby actually arrives!!! grin

bluefreckles Thu 24-Jan-13 18:00:51

Oh roofio, sorry to hear that. It will be your time soon enough I'm sure. Getting support from other ladies in the same position helps me - hence loving MN'ters!

bluefreckles Thu 24-Jan-13 18:06:37

OK TMI alert!!

Just got in from work and had a pee. When I wiped I noticed lots of egg-white (like raw eggs) cm. Really gross but I did the stretch test and it stretched out a good 2 inches no problem.grin

What do I do now?? Obviously will jump the bones of my DP tonight but how often and how long do I now keep it up??

WakeyCakey Thu 24-Jan-13 18:20:48

I had heard but was too nervous to ask if that was it. Getting cramps today and a bit bloaty. Maybe coming up to ovulate in the next few days I feel?
Ordered some CB ovulation sticks from amazon so waiting not so patiently for them.
roofio I am awful everytime I look for presents for new babies, and it seems that every time I talk to someone they are pregnant or just had a baby!!

bluefreckles Thu 24-Jan-13 18:35:48

Ridiculously excited at appearance of EWCM. My DP has a fun few days coming up wink

Can't believe excitement now comes from the contents of my pants! grin Ha!

WakeyCakey Thu 24-Jan-13 18:47:00

bluefreckles I'm happy about the contents of your pants (couldn't resist blush)
Mrbluefreckles had got his work cut out for him now!! Wishing you the best of luck!!

bluefreckles Thu 24-Jan-13 18:58:04

wakey - how many days do I have to keep it up now??

WakeyCakey Thu 24-Jan-13 19:05:17

As long as you can my dear smile
I love this thread although I think it's making me more broody then ever.

bluefreckles Thu 24-Jan-13 19:06:34

As long as I can?! - oh dear...

DailySliceOfGato Fri 25-Jan-13 21:04:24

If it helps, once I have signs of ovulation I only DTD every day for the next 2-3 days. Otherwise my poor DH would simply collapse. (But this month am considering continuing to DTD every 2-3 days for the next week in case my fertility monitor is malfunctioning).

Anyway, I'm now entering the 2WW - cue dramatic music...

Sshsecretenclosed Sat 26-Jan-13 16:24:34

Hi everyone.

I'm 25 and me my bf are planning on TTC for first time! About to come off pill that I've been on for five years. Any tips for those first few months? Xxx

roofio87 Sun 27-Jan-13 06:51:34

I just got a BFP!! I can't believe it. so exciting but so scary!!
anyone else testing soon?!!x

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