The Elderberry Pavlovas are pimping everyday – a lovely thread for 30+ ladies TTC #1 (Thread 7)

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Newbies very welcome provided they meet the entrance criteria (TTC #1, over 30, TTC for 3+months, must have a special pot, NO instadiffers) and bring a bouquet of sausages when they join!

Trying123 Sun 14-Apr-13 10:58:50

Has the thread moved!!!!!!!!!!??????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Trying123 Sun 14-Apr-13 10:57:18

Bunny, 33, married, 10 months TTC, just getting basic blood tests/jizz test for hubby, considering taking April off TTC.
Happy, 35, cycle 8. AF due 12th April. Rapidly running out of time to have a baby before my wedding next year!!
Sidney, 38, married, cycle 9, AF/BFP due 8th April. IC OPK newbie, will start temping next month if necessary bc I buckle under peer pressure & don't like feeling left out
Tallyra, 33, TTC since 2009, 3 mmc and possibly 1cp. waiting for mc specialist appointment still so not allowed TTC at the mo.
Barkingtreefrog, 33, cycle 16, co duchess of short LP. Varying cycle length. AF due somewhere around 11th-21st April. Long awaited fc appointment 17th April.
Pipbin, 38 (next week), cycle 19, blocked tubes, waiting for IVF but hoping for a miracle, AF due 28th April
Cherrycoconut, 33, married, TTC August 2012. Somewhere on spectrum of prem ovarian failure; awaiting diagnosis and FC apt, looking for permission to hope.
Frogcatcher36, TTC since Oct 2012, 1st cycle charting, BFP/AF due 3-5 April i.e. NOW so just put me out of my misery AF FFS
BombasticPeanut, 31, married, TTC since May 2012, MMC in Aug, cycle anywhere between 1 week and 3 months gaaaaah AF you tricky cow. Waiting for FC appt in Aug.
Haycorn, 30, married. TTC since August 2012 but efforts severely hampered by loss of AF. Has anyone seen it?
Bajas, age 38 (39 in July eek!). Got married July 2012 and have been trying ever since. Dreadfully irregular cycles so on cycle 7- last one was 17 days, one before was 38 so no idea when bfp could appear.
BookTart, 37, 15 cycles in, CP in October, blood test on 8th April, HSP and USS with follicular tracking the week after, AF turning up any second now.
Cate 38 married, cycle 3 TTC #1 thought I had all the time in the world then woke up one morning aged 38 and thought oops I'd better get my skates on
Boodle, 30, married, cycle 20, co duchess of short LP (tips hat to Barking), fertility appointment 10/04/13
CharmingCats, 32 (next week), month 8, cycle 4. Possible PCOS/irregular cycles.
Smoothas, 30, married, cycle 6, possible short LP problem, AF due 19th April, not temping....yet
Champagnebubble, 30, married, cycle 2, AF due today 6th April - 9th April (not sure on cycle length just yet!)
Trying 123 - if only it was that easy! 33, 15 cycles in, just found out have short(7-8days) luteal (1st month with OPKs)started B6 50mg, waiting for clinic appt.

haycorn Sun 07-Apr-13 10:35:46

Oh crap, have I missed the shuttle? Why am I always the one running after the bus with my skirt tucked in my knickers and my toothbrush still in my hand? Wait for meeeeee.....

Cate555 Sun 07-Apr-13 10:20:22

Frog I seem to be the same this months CD38 no sign of AF. Can't understand it at all so might book a trip to the doctors next week. Right I'm off to look for the new thread. Wait for me.......

Bunnygirlie Sun 07-Apr-13 09:43:07

frog they've left without you, quick run and catch that shuttle!

Sorry to hear you are depressed, this TTC lark is so tough :-(

Frogcatcher Sun 07-Apr-13 09:41:35

Oh & just for laughs I tried to explain to the FF chart to DP last night. He looked at me like I was talking a foreign language - & this is from someone who already has a child! I was dreaming about people comparing pregnancy tests & one of my pregnant friends last night too - should have just had wine & been done with it.

Frogcatcher Sun 07-Apr-13 09:35:17

Morning berries assume you're all still here till this thread fills up & we jump on the sausage shuttle to the next one. Well I POAS this morning & it was a resounding BFN. I took my temp at the right time using my new BBT thermometer, input to Fertility Fucker & in research mode it moved O to CD30 & my cover line down by 0.1 degree! I've gone back to normal mode now & get no crosshairs whatsoever so no O detected this month at all sad Just want AF to turn up now so I can start a new cycle as this one seems to have been a total failure. If no obvious O next month then I guess off to the GP as that will have been 6 months of TTC & I can't even see that I ovulate. I've gone from discussing baby stuff with DP last night to totally depressed this morning.

bunny you likely have already added the list to the new thread but if you get chance can you add me pls (on my phone)
Merkin, 31, married, cycle 10 (stupidly long cycles)

Champagnebubble Sat 06-Apr-13 23:12:22

Hello, thank you for the warm welcome!!

Bunny GULP - Strict entrance criteria better not mean a Maths test! EEK! grin

Smoothas thank you, hoping so too, but I also doubt it, but hey ho! 2ww is rubbish!

Happy Thanks! Added details on end!

Bunny, 33, married, 10 months TTC, just getting basic blood tests/jizz test for hubby, considering taking April off TTC.
Happy, 35, cycle 8. AF due 12th April. Rapidly running out of time to have a baby before my wedding next year!!
Sidney, 38, married, cycle 9, AF/BFP due 8th April. IC OPK newbie, will start temping next month if necessary bc I buckle under peer pressure & don't like feeling left out
Tallyra, 33, TTC since 2009, 3 mmc and possibly 1cp. waiting for mc specialist appointment still so not allowed TTC at the mo.
Barkingtreefrog, 33, cycle 16, co duchess of short LP. Varying cycle length. AF due somewhere around 11th-21st April. Long awaited fc appointment 17th April.
Pipbin, 38 (next week), cycle 19, blocked tubes, waiting for IVF but hoping for a miracle, AF due 28th April
Cherrycoconut, 33, married, TTC August 2012. Somewhere on spectrum of prem ovarian failure; awaiting diagnosis and FC apt, looking for permission to hope.
Frogcatcher36, TTC since Oct 2012, 1st cycle charting, BFP/AF due 3-5 April i.e. NOW so just put me out of my misery AF FFS
BombasticPeanut, 31, married, TTC since May 2012, MMC in Aug, cycle anywhere between 1 week and 3 months gaaaaah AF you tricky cow. Waiting for FC appt in Aug.
Haycorn, 30, married. TTC since August 2012 but efforts severely hampered by loss of AF. Has anyone seen it?
Bajas, age 38 (39 in July eek!). Got married July 2012 and have been trying ever since. Dreadfully irregular cycles so on cycle 7- last one was 17 days, one before was 38 so no idea when bfp could appear.
BookTart, 37, 15 cycles in, CP in October, blood test on 8th April, HSP and USS with follicular tracking the week after, AF turning up any second now.
Cate 38 married, cycle 3 TTC #1 thought I had all the time in the world then woke up one morning aged 38 and thought oops I'd better get my skates on
Boodle, 30, married, cycle 20, co duchess of short LP (tips hat to Barking), fertility appointment 10/04/13
CharmingCats, 32 (next week), month 8, cycle 4. Possible PCOS/irregular cycles.
Smoothas, 30, married, cycle 6, possible short LP problem, AF due 19th April, not temping....yet
Champagnebubble, 30, married, cycle 2, AF due today 6th April - 9th April (not sure on cycle length just yet!)

Bunnygirlie Sat 06-Apr-13 23:01:40

Right I've mad an executive decision, new thread is ready and waiting when this one is full, see you in the morning peeps x

Bunnygirlie Sat 06-Apr-13 22:37:53

This sofa must be massive lol

So are we keeping our name or changing in slightly for the next thread? I need to get it ready!

Frogcatcher Sat 06-Apr-13 21:58:09

Welcome smoothas & champagne

Come on bunny plenty of room on the sofa & no need to be under it

thunder as its my first month with FF, had no +ve OPKs & my temps are a bit erratic it changed its mind as to my dashed crosshairs & moved them from CD17 or 15 to 21 which means I'm only 11DPO & not "late" until next week. This despite the fact my av cycle is 28 days & longest is 31 (last month). I tested neg at CD29 & am now on CD32 but have told my DP I might be. Apparently SS was asking today if we had a baby whether it would be his brother or sister confused. Sometimes wonder whether they pick up on more than you realise

Bunnygirlie Sat 06-Apr-13 21:35:52

Yep happy I started the first over 30 thread that turned into the elderberries! Ugh just looked it up, it was August 2012 I started it. You and pip are my long term TTC buds!

tart that's crap!

BookTart Sat 06-Apr-13 21:32:54

Evenin' all. I'll still be here for the next thread. AF turned up today, bang on cue angry. I've had a bugger of a day as well. Bumped into partner's only significant ex this afternoon and am just generally feeling fat and useless. She's got two kids, obviously envy

happylass Sat 06-Apr-13 21:24:07

I guess a lot of people just don't think before they speak and to be fair unless you've been through it you probably wouldn't realise how difficult it actually is. I'll definitely be more considerate in future!
Did you start the original thread Bunny? Think I joined towards the end of the first thread, around the time the whole 'Elderberry Pavlova' thing was born. Never thought I'd be here 7 threads later either sad

Bunnygirlie Sat 06-Apr-13 21:01:15

Welcome newbies, as long as you pass our very strict entrance criteria you are very welcome to join the gang wink

Thanks happy but I shall have to decline, given up booze for a few weeks, even though after a vile week at work and my friends comments I am dying for some vino grrrrrrr

FFS we've been married 18 months surely she realises we must be at least starting to TTC, but then again she probably has her usual baby brain! If I ever get pg I promise not to make other ladies feel bad!

And of course I will start a new thread very soon, a little sad that I'll be starting the 8th one though!

Smoothas Sat 06-Apr-13 20:44:37

Thanks Happy. I have added my details below:-

Bunny, 33, married, 10 months TTC, just getting basic blood tests/jizz test for hubby, considering taking April off TTC.
Happy, 35, cycle 8. AF due 12th April. Rapidly running out of time to have a baby before my wedding next year!!
Sidney, 38, married, cycle 9, AF/BFP due 8th April. IC OPK newbie, will start temping next month if necessary bc I buckle under peer pressure & don't like feeling left out
Tallyra, 33, TTC since 2009, 3 mmc and possibly 1cp. waiting for mc specialist appointment still so not allowed TTC at the mo.
Barkingtreefrog, 33, cycle 16, co duchess of short LP. Varying cycle length. AF due somewhere around 11th-21st April. Long awaited fc appointment 17th April.
Pipbin, 38 (next week), cycle 19, blocked tubes, waiting for IVF but hoping for a miracle, AF due 28th April
Cherrycoconut, 33, married, TTC August 2012. Somewhere on spectrum of prem ovarian failure; awaiting diagnosis and FC apt, looking for permission to hope.
Frogcatcher36, TTC since Oct 2012, 1st cycle charting, BFP/AF due 3-5 April i.e. NOW so just put me out of my misery AF FFS
BombasticPeanut, 31, married, TTC since May 2012, MMC in Aug, cycle anywhere between 1 week and 3 months gaaaaah AF you tricky cow. Waiting for FC appt in Aug.
Haycorn, 30, married. TTC since August 2012 but efforts severely hampered by loss of AF. Has anyone seen it?
Bajas, age 38 (39 in July eek!). Got married July 2012 and have been trying ever since. Dreadfully irregular cycles so on cycle 7- last one was 17 days, one before was 38 so no idea when bfp could appear.
BookTart, 37, 15 cycles in, CP in October, blood test on 8th April, HSP and USS with follicular tracking the week after, AF turning up any second now.
Cate 38 married, cycle 3 TTC #1 thought I had all the time in the world then woke up one morning aged 38 and thought oops I'd better get my skates on
Boodle, 30, married, cycle 20, co duchess of short LP (tips hat to Barking), fertility appointment 10/04/13
CharmingCats, 32 (next week), month 8, cycle 4. Possible PCOS/irregular cycles.
Smoothas, 30, married, cycle 6, possible short LP problem, AF due 19th April, not temping....yet

happylass Sat 06-Apr-13 20:33:54

Ladies would you like to add yourselves to our cast list. I've a feeling Bunny I didn't just type Bummy then honestly will need it to start the new thread wink

Bunny, 33, married, 10 months TTC, just getting basic blood tests/jizz test for hubby, considering taking April off TTC.
Happy, 35, cycle 8. AF due 12th April. Rapidly running out of time to have a baby before my wedding next year!!
Sidney, 38, married, cycle 9, AF/BFP due 8th April. IC OPK newbie, will start temping next month if necessary bc I buckle under peer pressure & don't like feeling left out
Tallyra, 33, TTC since 2009, 3 mmc and possibly 1cp. waiting for mc specialist appointment still so not allowed TTC at the mo.
Barkingtreefrog, 33, cycle 16, co duchess of short LP. Varying cycle length. AF due somewhere around 11th-21st April. Long awaited fc appointment 17th April.
Pipbin, 38 (next week), cycle 19, blocked tubes, waiting for IVF but hoping for a miracle, AF due 28th April
Cherrycoconut, 33, married, TTC August 2012. Somewhere on spectrum of prem ovarian failure; awaiting diagnosis and FC apt, looking for permission to hope.
Frogcatcher36, TTC since Oct 2012, 1st cycle charting, BFP/AF due 3-5 April i.e. NOW so just put me out of my misery AF FFS
BombasticPeanut, 31, married, TTC since May 2012, MMC in Aug, cycle anywhere between 1 week and 3 months gaaaaah AF you tricky cow. Waiting for FC appt in Aug.
Haycorn, 30, married. TTC since August 2012 but efforts severely hampered by loss of AF. Has anyone seen it?
Bajas, age 38 (39 in July eek!). Got married July 2012 and have been trying ever since. Dreadfully irregular cycles so on cycle 7- last one was 17 days, one before was 38 so no idea when bfp could appear.
BookTart, 37, 15 cycles in, CP in October, blood test on 8th April, HSP and USS with follicular tracking the week after, AF turning up any second now.
Cate 38 married, cycle 3 TTC #1 thought I had all the time in the world then woke up one morning aged 38 and thought oops I'd better get my skates on
Boodle, 30, married, cycle 20, co duchess of short LP (tips hat to Barking), fertility appointment 10/04/13
CharmingCats, 32 (next week), month 8, cycle 4. Possible PCOS/irregular cycles.

happylass Sat 06-Apr-13 20:24:31

<Waltzes in and drags Bunny from under the sofa of pity and presents her with a large wine>. Sorry to hear you've been the victim of thoughtlessness Bunny. Did you decide to go for it this month after?
Welcome Champagne and Smoothas, make yourselves at home. Smoothas there are a couple of ladies on here with short LPs (possibly Boodle and Barking??) maybe they could advise you?

Smoothas Sat 06-Apr-13 20:19:03

Hello Champagne. Giving you an <awkward wave> back. I hate the dreaded 2ww and the symptom spotting which comes with it. Fingers crossed you won't be here long and this will be your last 2ww!

Champagnebubble Sat 06-Apr-13 20:08:09

Hello, I was just about to pop a message here too and say, er, hi, can I join in and be the new girl, <awkward wave> and saw Smoothas posted one before me. I'm ttc #1 and 30 years of age. Only new to this, and in 2ww at the moment. Symptom spotting. Again.

Smoothas Sat 06-Apr-13 20:01:45

Hello everyone. I was just wondering if there is space for one more..? I have been lurking for a while, but have been really struggling with the whole TTC process so thought it would be great to have others to talk to (DH is great but sometimes just doesn't get the monthly AF tears.)

A bit about me... 30, Currently TTC #1, on Cycle 6 (so not that long in the grand scheme of things but last month's AF really hit me hard). Currently have a 10 day luteal phase (9 if you include spotting) so am wondering if this may be causing me some problems.

I have also recently had a colposcopy following some mid-cycle bleeding and just waiting on the results from the biopsies. Feeling that I should put the TTC on hold until I have the results but really struggling each month with the arrival of AF so also don't want to wait.

Looking forward to getting to know you all but also hoping that we all leave this conception board soon!!!

Bunnygirlie Sat 06-Apr-13 19:50:20

(sad to be all alone, slips under the sofa of pity feeling sorry for herself)

Bunnygirlie Sat 06-Apr-13 19:48:17

OMG some people really don't think do they, I commented on Facebook, made a small joke about something my friend was ranting about and she said 'maybe when you're a mother you'll understand...'
Things like that just make you feel awful, like a kick in the gut. This is also the girl that cried in front of me telling me how upset she was that her FOURTH baby was a boy! She recently text me saying she feels like people are distancing themselves from her because she is pg, I guess I may have been but not intentionally, it's just too hard sad

That really is hilarious! What's it for?

frog when does FF say you should test?

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