TTC #2 and turning into a nut job!

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gemmeg Mon 18-Feb-13 07:13:21

Ladies, bring me back down to Earth before it's too late! I'm TTC #2 and its only the 2nd cycle and I'm already doing my own head in not to mention my OH.....we're not the kind of couple to have regular sex when not TTC (much to my disappointment sad) so it's a real effort for DS to, erm, pull his finger out as it were and DTD every other day. With DS1 I had no idea about CM and OPKs and just used an ovulation calendar for timing but this time round I'm in danger of falling into the OPK trap! I'm aware of my constant whittling and DH even said that he hopes I get pregnant this month so he doesn't have to listen to me begging for him to do it just one more time! Anyone in the same boat?

Mrs Huxtable that's funny - I've been on the special vitamins and folic acid for a few months in preparation.

However I fear if I made DH take them or generally be inconvenienced more than having to DTD a lot I'd be subject to some major eye-rolling.

gemmeg Thu 21-Feb-13 12:28:04

Ha, ha! Love all your posts! I have been TOO good this week.....I haven't done any symptom spotting or reading on the net. I've made a conscious effort to forget (that's surely an oxymoron) and am only indulging my baby obsession with you fellow loons wink. I'm also still BFing mrshuxtable. How long is your luteal phase? Mine is 11-12 days but I think that's ok right?

Fingers crossed your suspicions are right nomore!

OMG....just remembered while TTC DS1 I completely flipped out at my OH for not DTD enough (in response to finding out yet another of my friends was pg accidentally) and I smashed my cereal bowl on the floor, took a chunk out the laminate and burst into a flood of tears.WTF!! DH was very understanding though.....can't believe I did that. Having a kid has def made me more patient I think!

winterpansy Thu 21-Feb-13 12:51:13

Haha! I've been on the vitamins since...last SEPT!!
I had a few job issues which meant we kept putting off ttc every month but now I've started a new part-time job which is ace we are going for it now, well after AF goes. There is no doubt I am full of folic acid though!

I will be ov around 9th March if my app predictions are right so I'll be 2ww-ing after that. Flip. Nerve wracking!

I am actually very excited that there may be a few BFPs coming soon on here....

God I hope there are some BFPs. I know how spoilt it sounds but it's going to take over my life!

I did just make myself my favourite sandwich for lunch.. But it tasted awful...

<slaps self> blush

MrsHuxtable Thu 21-Feb-13 13:23:17

Gem Yep, 10 days and over is fine. I have 5 days at the moment. So pregnancy is not possible until that changes. I'm gutted as I'm on a strict ttc schedule so might have to night wean poor DD earlier than I wanted.

2beornot Fri 22-Feb-13 11:49:28

Ok so I've got two first response tests! AF is due on Tues, today is 10 dpo (I think, I don't know when I ovulated but I so have a regular 28 day cycle). When should I test? I've heard that first thing in the morning is best so tomorrow, Sunday or Monday?

2beornot Fri 22-Feb-13 12:02:09

Any more news nomore? Have you POAS again?

POAS this morning (in secret from DH!) and BFN...

Starting to wonder if symptoms are because of stopping BFing DS. That was about a month ago but read up on it and can cause sore boobs (but they weren't for 2 weeks after stopping?) and fatigue.

Trying to beat some reality into myself now. Still got that nagging feeling though. Bit shit really! hmm

2beornot Fri 22-Feb-13 12:58:51

I wouldn't know about the stopping bf symptoms - but AF isn't here yet do there is some hope!

As it happens my AF arrived about 5 minutes after I posted about the tests am v confused now though because that's four days early!!! Still means we can get ttc again sooner!!!!

That's confusing 2be! Things are never that simple are they?? I'm not sure when to expect AF as I never know when to count from - I often get spotting for a day or two before, and my cycles last different lengths as well.

Just been to get more tests at lunch to fulfil my increasingly secretive habit of POAS... I figure DH doesn't need to know about my crazy addiction! wink

gemmeg Sat 23-Feb-13 10:59:43

Any news for us nomore? Any sign of AF? I'm also starting to get twitchy.....I'm about 6-7 dpo and for 2 days now my nipples have been really sore. When I BF I have to brace myself when DS first latches on and in the morning they're especially sensitive because I sleep on my front! I had all the usual abdominal cramps which I get post ovulation- they've been and gone but still my nipples are sore which is not a normal symptom for me at all and I'm sure I'm not imagining that my boobs feel fuller. I also have a lot of ..... TMI ..... creamy CM. I'm not the kind to invent symptoms and keep trying to put them down to something else so I won't be disappointed should AF arrive nxt Sat. I don't think I'll test until next Sat either as I'm scared of getting a BFP then AF arriving anyway (i.e chemical pregnancy) or getting a BFN for testing too early.....trying not to read too much into things is hard!! Sorry for raving like a loonatic rambling, just had to get it off my (sore and ample) chest wink.

gemmeg Sat 23-Feb-13 11:01:07

Oh yeah what I also wanted to ask is isn't it too early to feel such symptoms?

BFN again this morning, though AF is now 2 days late... (According to MyCycles)

When I was obsessively looking up symptoms last week it said that fatigue was one of the earliest you can detect, as soon as one week after conception. I can't remember about sore boobs though.

Though speaking of boobs, if I'm not PG then I have mastitis I think, couldn't sleep on my left last night and its been ages since I stopped BF...

2beornot Sat 23-Feb-13 12:03:30

Have you looked on www.countdowntopregnancy.com ? There is a list of pregnancy symptoms by dpo and lots of other fun things. Need to read it with a massive pinch of salt though!

Oh god 2be - that website is like AA for crazy TTC ladies! totally addicted already wink

pegster Sat 23-Feb-13 16:29:58

I threw-up this morning, definitely not a hangover so must be a positive symptom right?! Going to have to POAS Tuesday, have told DH he will have to take part on FaceTime - no way I can wait til next w-e....

That's exciting pegster! Fingers crossed. Were you sick last time? I'm wondering if we'll have the same symptoms as we did with DC1...

2beornot Sat 23-Feb-13 17:11:11

Def a positive sign pegster. Vomiting is one symptom we can't imagine!!

pegster Sat 23-Feb-13 19:00:30

Had nausea last time but not early on, was only actually sick twice with DS. Did think maybe its a bug but was only once first thing and cured by breakfast - sort of hopeful smile
Anyone else POAS yet?

2beornot Mon 25-Feb-13 09:00:59

Ladies, sorry to put this on here but I have to say it somewhere and I can't tell DH!

Last night I had a dream that I was pregnant and delivered a baby boy spontaneously at home (early, but healthy). It was the day before my dd birthday. I woke up and felt really down that not only was it not true, I wasn't even pregnant!

Oh we'll! DH have had a chat about our approach this month. Basically I do not want another January baby. DH & DD both have January birthdays and its an expensive month! So after this cycle we're going to have a month off (I think I've calculated correctly!). So this month we've decided to go for broke. If it doesn't work it won't be through lack of trying!

Enough about me! Anyone else POAS yet?

I POAS yesterday (I know, I'm not even trying to fight it anymore!) and another BFN. If AF doesn't show today it'll be 32 days - the longest since I've been tracking (started in October).

According to countdown to pregnancy there's a 16.8% chance it could have been wrong. Still getting cramps (for well over a week now - would never get that normally).

Guess it's only a small chance I'm PG now.

2be we're thinking we'll try to avoid a Christmas baby too if we can. If I'm not going crazy and we are PG this month it'll be due 2 November, so one more month of trying and then a month off for us too. I want to try to avoid people getting joint presents/forgetting it altogether if we can.

Obviously there are worse things that could happen but that's the plan!

gemmeg Mon 25-Feb-13 11:32:19

I've got my fingers crossed for you nomore....I'm also not convinced I'm pg this cycle. My sore nipples abated after 2 days and i dont have any other signs apart from CM. Got to hold out to Sat to test though....one of us just has to get a BFP better of course would be ALL of us!

Thanks gemmeg smile

Yet another BFN today (I thought I could see a very faint line but highly likely to be my crazy mind).

Tomorrow will be 32 days but I just can't see how this many tests could be wrong at this stage. Guess I'll just wait for AF - although cramps have pretty much gone now!

winterpansy Mon 25-Feb-13 22:25:53

Well,fellow nut jobs!
How are we all tonight?
I've got my fingers crossed for you nomorepeg and gem. One of you MUST get a bfp after all this excitement!
Interesting point about the Christmas baby issue. I hadn't really thought of that. We have DMIL and DBIL's birthdays in Dec so it's always a ridiculously expensive month for us but I think we will just try and and see what happens, it wouldn't be the end of the world (far from it!) to have a wee snowy santa baby. DS was born in June so it would be far away enough from his anyway!
AF has just disappeared and we're raring to go. Planning to dtd from this Wednesday (just in case) every other night (and a few extra times during ov - opks at the ready) for the next couple of weeks. Since it's our first cycle we are full of enthusiam. I am sure this will dwindle with each cycle!

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