The First Time Frolickers ride again - still trying to conceive their first child

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evilgiraffe Wed 18-Jul-12 19:43:21

A shiny new thread, seeing as the last one is now pretty much full.

There are a fair few of us old lags who have been in it for the long haul now, but new people are always welcome! Fingers crossed for BFPs for all!

evilgiraffe Wed 18-Jul-12 19:46:27

And as announced at the end of the old thread, congratulations Karstan for your BFP!

CaveMum Wed 18-Jul-12 20:16:00

Checking in for another thread grin

mrsmellow Thu 19-Jul-12 11:16:58

Hi there,
I was on the thread a few months ago and then had a break as it was all getting a bit much. My story in summary - I have PCOS, have been TTC 11 months, am on second cycle of ov stim - had one with clomid, good ovulation, but v thin uterine lining, so just near end of letrozole cycle - CD27 today.. trying not raise any hopes. A progesterone level on CD24 was 54, so have ovulated - am going to try to wait til next week to test if AF doesn't come first. Don't feel remotely pregnant! (Whatever that means - maybe it is a good thing grin !)

Last month was a complete roller coaster - don't know, but think it was the clomid, but I was an emotional wreck, crying, down, really blue for about a week around AF...hoping that more emotionally stable this time (although cried in the car on the way to work this morning when heard an ad for the olympics...seriously hmm )

cave I too looked at the TTC first baby thread and decided it wasn't for me... and not quite ready to go to any other long timers threads yet... it will have been a year in 2 weeks and I know that this is still within "normal limits" (not normal for any of my friends who all fell off the fertile tree and got pregnant within minutes! I am surrounded by pregnant subtle as sledgehammers people envy

Fingers crossed this is a lucky thread for all....

Ratata Thu 19-Jul-12 12:26:41

Hey again all. Not much good news here, I've been signed off work for a couple of weeks due to anxiety and low mood. Think it's because of the 2 pregnancy losses within the last 12 weeks. Just can't cope at work, I walked out yesterday because my anxiety was through the roof. So just gonna chill out for a few weeks and then me and DH are away on holiday. Not out of the country, going to a lodge to escape for a week then I'm going to see my folks for a week after that do won't be returning to work until mid August.

Hugs mrsmellow it really is an emotional roller coaster at times. I hope this is your month x

mrsmellow Thu 19-Jul-12 14:07:52

Hey Ratata sorry to hear that - but sounds like it is the right thing to do, I can only imagine the emotional roller coaster you've been on with the hormones going up and down with pregnancy and loss etc. Plenty of brew biscuit wine and time out. Hope it really helps. And, I think you have to grieve properly when you have a miscarriage, which is hard when others don't necessarily understand or know about it. DH's - as supportive as they may be, are unlikely to feel the same. Hugs.

CaveMum Thu 19-Jul-12 20:19:33

Hello mrsmellow, nice to "see" you again.

Ratata, I'm sorry you're having a tough time. Definitely take the time to be kind to yourself.

I've had some good-ish news, I spoke to the fertility clinic today and they've said I should have an appointment in early September and will start the treatment shortly after. I'm glad that the waiting list isn't too long.

Ratata Thu 19-Jul-12 22:01:33

Thanks mrsmellow and cavemum yeah just gonna take it easy and take time to grieve. I took time out last time to grieve but as this was a chemical pregnancy I didn't feel I had as much 'right' to grieve but I think it's all just got the better of me. I already feel better knowing I don't have to stress about work for a few weeks now.

That's good news cavemum I'm glad the waiting list wasn't too long. It will be good to get things going x

Fairygodmother1 Fri 20-Jul-12 06:30:41

I was also on thread a few months ago & as it's a shiny new thread I thought I'd pop back in & say hi! Still trying for the allusive #1!

Weight & exercise is my focus for the next 6 weeks!!!

How is everyone?
Sorry to hear your sad news Ratata
Good news Cave

mrsmellow Fri 20-Jul-12 11:10:09

That is good news cave - ultimately, I think it is the waiting and not knowing that gets to us all eventually! I think if someone could just say (and know!) that it will all be ok, none of this would be so bad! My DH always says, we will get pregnant and have our baby - and it will be the right baby - any earlier baby wouldn't be as perfect - where he gets his confidence from I just don't know, but fingers crossed he's right smile
CD27 today -just need to hang in here until next week - we're booked into a nice restaurant for dinner on Thursday, so I'm going to test then if AF hasn't arrived so we know whether to drive or book a cab wink wine !

Karstan Fri 20-Jul-12 16:49:40

Just looked back and it's taken 2 years to get a BFP. In the early days each 2ww seemed to take forever but right now it doesn't feel like we started trying all that long ago - weird.

Pipbin Sat 21-Jul-12 11:26:43

Hello ladies. I was wondering if I could join.
I'm 37 and a year into TTC number 1.
I've got my second fertility clinic appointment next Wednesday and I'm currently 2DPO.

I've come here to post for a bit as although I like all the ladies on other threads I feel I need to have the company of women who have not managed even one.

evilgiraffe Sat 21-Jul-12 14:14:54

Hello all, old and new! <waves>

I'm feeling quite cheerful today, perhaps because going for a bike ride this morning was quite invigorating. Hopefully I will do enough cycling to drop enough of my excess poundage to meet the IVF criteria in January (can you tell I've pretty much given up hope of a natural pregnancy happening before then?). Fortunately, the incredible Bradley Wiggins and the unnaturally fast (and rather gorgeous) Mark Cavendish are pretty good inspiration - I never realised the Tour de France could be so exciting! grin

raspberrytipple Sat 21-Jul-12 15:34:09

Hi gang! Good to see a new thread going and a BFP at the end of the last. I'd so hoped that it would be my lucky thread but it wasn't to be. I'm hols at the moment in bordeaux in the sunshine, currently sat outside in the sunshine smile

No news at all here, another friend announced her unexpected pregnancy, another has told me she has just started trying and a third has told me she started back in january and I've a feeling there will be another announcement made when I get home next week. My periods are more erratic now than they were before the lap & dye and it's another 10 weeks til my next fertility appt. if I was t in the sunshine drinking wine I'd probably be crying. As it happens I have another week off so I'm not feeling to bad smile

Fairygodmother1 Sat 21-Jul-12 21:35:50

Evil how much you gotta do? I need about a stone for bmi 29. I've pretty much given up on natural & very worried ivf won't work!!!

Pipbin Sat 21-Jul-12 22:46:47

My BMI is exactly 30 and I've been told that I can't put on a pound or it'll be no go. I've lost 20 pounds to get to that. I've been doing that through weight watchers and I've been running using an app called get running. I now run 3 miles 3 mornings a week.

evilgiraffe Sun 22-Jul-12 00:37:20

Fairy - similar to you, it's about a stone for me too. I'm just trying to up my miles on the bike, until I can manage to commute by cycling. 15 miles each way every day should do it, I would think! Just got to build up that sort of stamina first though...

mrsmellow Mon 23-Jul-12 17:42:45

Did the tour/will the olympics inspire you? Just had a debate on the Today programme on Radio4 about the legacy of the games and impact on the population regarding sport! (how middle aged am I listening to Radio 4 while I do the ironing...)

I caved and POAS yesterday - BFN.... but still have tender breasts and CD30 today...will try to hold out til Wednesday am if no AF I think - had some mild pelvic discomfort and back pain today - unsure if heralding AF confused where is my instruction manual?? grin

evilgiraffe Mon 23-Jul-12 17:56:10

No not really, mellow - more that I've been getting into cycling, so it was interesting to watch! However DH has been cycling to work for about 18 months (he has gorgeous legs these days) and I bought my road bike so we could do stuff together. After a while I remembered how much fun being on a bike is, so now we're all about zooming around in lycra.

Having said that, the Tour has been brilliant to watch so I'm feeling really keyed up and positive about cycling - my bike went back to the shop this morning to get proper cleat pedals put on... Mark Cavendish is my new hero and Wiggins is just fantastic. I may have cried a little bit yesterday when ITV4 were interviewing Cav while he was cuddling his baby daughter and generally looking adorable grin

Fingers crossed for your next POAS, though - there's still time!

Fairygodmother1 Mon 23-Jul-12 18:51:06

Tomorrow I go back to running again. Need to get this weight down!

Am taking Agnus Castus to see if that helps too.

Pipbin Mon 23-Jul-12 18:57:34

I will confess that I haven't been this week as I find that running in the TWW causes me to spot.

evilgiraffe Mon 23-Jul-12 19:28:31

Running and I do not get on. I shall stick to the bike!

CaveMum Mon 23-Jul-12 19:52:30

I do the Shred [glutton for punishment]. I've been off it for a month or so so am a bit wobbly round the edges! I'm on a 2 week project to lose a couple of inches and generally feel better about myself.

Still haven't had an appointment through from the clinic [impatient] so I'll give them a call next week if nothing comes through.

Sorry about the BFN mellow

mrsmellow Wed 25-Jul-12 12:17:16

And AF arrived today with serious pains... feel like that is just unnecessary - it is disappointing enough without being painful? sad angry I'm so pissed off and fed up. And that makes it a complete year of trying...which I know in the grand scheme isn't that long, but it feels like forever.

Fairygodmother1 Wed 25-Jul-12 17:29:29

Aww Mrs yes I totally agree & think that every month. Could happen in the 2nd year. Not everyone takes so long, just unlucky few of us!

mrsmellow Fri 27-Jul-12 09:55:19

Thanks fairygodmother1 (I might just have to become fairygodmother2, love your name!)
It better bloody happen in the 2nd year! Just paid for some expensive medicine to stimulate ovulation, yippee... hmm
Back on the rollercoaster for another month of SWI - on the silver lining side, can go for dinner with wine tonight smile

raspberrytipple Wed 01-Aug-12 21:32:40

Helllooooooooooo (((((echos)))))
Where is everyone? I think I ovulated! Had a weird stabby pain the last two or three days and loads of CM yesterday. I had an appt at drs this morning about my sinus headaches and asked so she had a feel and said it was most likely ov pains. We've had a really good bloody go this month an had a nice relaxing holiday so I am praying we might have managed it this month.

How is everyone? It's very quiet in here. Anyone seen JosieSmith anywhere recently?

evilgiraffe Wed 01-Aug-12 22:07:25

Good news, Raspberry! Fingers crossed smile

My cycle is fucked up this time. Longest period in years, tailing off really slowly and spotting/small amount of leakage (sorry for TMI!) hasn't really stopped and it's now CD16. I have no idea what's going on.

Just had friends round, lovely to see them and they're gong for 12 week scan next week. I am obviously smile for them but now they're gone I'm struggling not to break down in tears. I wish I wasn't the person people have to be kind about how they tell they're expecting a baby.

FrankelSaysRelax Wed 01-Aug-12 22:40:49

Hello all, I'm still about grin

Until I get my appointment for the clinic through I don't have much to report, though I have had some strange mid-cycle spotting - currently CD18 and have had spotting on Days 10, 12, 17 and 18 confused I haven't ov'd yet, so lord knows what my body is up to this time!

raspberrytipple Thu 02-Aug-12 07:43:28

Oh cave it's crap isn't it. Have a good cry!! I always find it therapeutic, kind of helps me move on from it all. I'm fully expecting lots of announcents in the next few week, there's a couple of people acting a bit suspicious but will wait and see.

raspberrytipple Thu 02-Aug-12 17:50:43

I'm sure this pain can't be ovulation - I've had it 5 days now!!?? Anyone else get it? The nurse said to go back if it didn't go away so if it's still there when/if AF arrives I'll go back.

FrankelSaysRelax Thu 02-Aug-12 19:36:08

Pardon the indelicate question, but might it be trapped wind? I get very painful wind from time to time and it usually manifests itself in the lower regions, making me think it might be TTC related grin

raspberrytipple Thu 02-Aug-12 20:38:52

Well, to be honest that has crossed my mind but it doesn't feel like trapped wind. Oh well, will just have to wait and see! Am feeling a teeny but crampy today. I've also been wondering if perhaps I ovulated earlier than the last two months in which case it could be implantation?! Ahhh, gotta love ttc hysteria grin

Ratata Sun 05-Aug-12 00:12:37

Hello again all sorry it's been a while. Been a bit up and down as still getting over things but making plans for the future and cheering myself up a bit. I'm not enjoying my job right now, the place is getting me down. Decided that I'm going to stay, get pregnant (whenever that happens!) and then probably not return after maternity leave. Will apply for other jobs. Think I need a change. The place has gotten so bitchy lately and I just hate office politics. I know it happens in most places but it's beyond ridiculous now. Anyhoo, waiting on AF as we haven't been trying this month. Letting body get over things. Back on it in a couple of weeks smile

mrsmellow enjoy your SWI grin

raspberry I hope all these pains end in something positive for you this month! When I was pregnant I got on and off pains in very early pregnancy (before it died, so it's defo normal to have little pains).

evilgiraffe boo to weird cycles!!! And yeah I understand the whole thing of having to try to be happy for your friends but inside you want it to be you. A friend put her scan up on facebook today, was really difficult.

Frankel our bodies can act really strange at times... cycles and spotting and AFs all over the place!!

Ratata Sun 05-Aug-12 13:01:14

FFS! Why am I symptom spotting?!?!? We used the withdrawal method this month as wanted to take a month off (but not use condoms as I'm not a fan!). Today I woke up feeling familiarly sick and off my food. And (TMI) constipated. I'm 8dpo. I was aware that we did really go for it bang on ovulation time but used withdrawal. I won't be disappointed if not pregnant this month as I'm just not expecting to be as much as I feel sick today.

I feel like a big roller coaster as I've been on and off this thread a few times! Can get pregnant but less luck staying pregnant. Hmm we shall see what happens in a week. Gives me something else to think about at least rather than dreading going back to work in a week.

Ratata Mon 06-Aug-12 14:00:11

I think AF has made an appearance... So no idea why I'm not feeling too good! Maybe wishful thinking haha

evilgiraffe Mon 06-Aug-12 19:48:33

It's all witchcraft, Ratata, it really is. I've almost given up trying to make sense of it.

This cycle has been completely screwy temping-wise, but I resigned this morning (hurrah!) so hopefully the reduction in stress next time round will have a positive effect. I'm going to take some time to myself before looking for new work (thank you DH) and spend plenty of time on my bike attempting to reduce my BMI.

raspberrytipple Tue 07-Aug-12 22:13:49

Well, I'm bloated, my back hurts, my boobs are twingy and I've got dull aches in my very low tummy and I just want to eat biscuits. Safe to say that AF is on its was sad nevermind. Will keep going though, only another 10 weeks until our six month post op appointment. I've just been watching midwives and I quite fancy being a midwife but I suppose if I never have my own I don't know how id cope supporting other people.Pretty sure I def ovulated, had lots of EWCM and in the last two/three days it's disappeared and turned into the other stuff. This TTC malarkey is sooooo sexy lol.

Sorry to hear AF seems to be showing up Ratata, time to hit the stinky cheese and wine!

Evil have you been inspired by all the gold medals on the bike front?! I don't road ride, more xc but I do love it although haven't been out in quite a while because I've turned into a real fair weather rider! First sign of a drop of rain and the bike goes away. I used to go out regardless and ride in snow, mud, hail, rain but I'm too much of a wimple nowadays smile

raspberrytipple Tue 07-Aug-12 22:14:55

A wimple? That's quite a nice predictive text faux pas smile I meant wimp but I think I prefer wimple smile

evilgiraffe Tue 07-Aug-12 22:19:32

Yep, Raspberry! I got hooked during Le Tour and it's only got worse since then!

FrankelSaysRelax Tue 07-Aug-12 22:20:58

Just remarking my spot as you'd all slipped off my active threads.

Sorry to hear about AF for all. It's a bloody trial ths TTC lark, isn't it.

Nothing to report in my world. CD 24 and no sign of ov. No sign of appointment at the clinic either, I was told I would get one "shortly" 3 weeks ago angry

raspberrytipple Tue 07-Aug-12 22:38:40

This thread does seem to slip off lists sometimes, even when youve recently been active. Very odd.

DH loved the tour evil. We were in France for the last few days of it but unfortunately we couldn't make our paths cross, DH would have loved to have watched just before they headed into Paris!

mrsmellow Wed 08-Aug-12 15:40:34

Hello team,
sorry about AF guys... and I agree, the thread does slip off lists, very odd! I also had some difficulties logging in for some reason over the last week - but all seems to be working now. Probably the gremlins in my house grin
I too, have zilch to report. Am CD15 and no idea if ovulating - had 5 days of letrozole and it worked last month, so should be ov'ing around about now...lucky DH grin wink
Very jealous of your time off evil envy
Hope you're feeling better ratata
raspberry - ovulation does sound promising - at least it's a start?!
I've gotten my self into a funny state of mind, assuming this month won't work, thinking about having a laparoscopy to look at tubes next month and thinking about October as the next time we'll really be TTC...not sure why I've written this month off- probably to protect myself from the hope!
Anyway, back to the olympic obsessing - it has been amazing, hasn't it! torch

raspberrytipple Sat 11-Aug-12 08:19:29

Think AF on the way. I'm on day 32 so can test probably on Tuesday but getting cramps now sad Hope everyone has a nice weekend planned! I am painting the garden fence and just generally gardening/washing/putting together flat pack furniture and unpacking the remaining boxes of our house move 5 months ago!

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raspberrytipple Sun 12-Aug-12 08:36:12

I pee'd on an opk and there is a faint line :/ last month there wasn't at the same stage. I've now convinced myself this is my month. Lol, not. Although I did read up to see how reliable they are and they aren't so I don't need to feel guilty about my wine last night although it was only three small glasses anyhoo. I just like to have something to pee on sometimes smile

Hello goldengirl! Welcome in, hope your stay is a short one in the nicest possible way!!

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raspberrytipple Sun 12-Aug-12 12:12:57

You are human and you want a baby, we all test early sometimes honestly so really don't beat yourself up about it. Don't be disheartened by the BFN either, 11 days is to early for anything to be picked up. So, I left the opk for 5 minutes because that's how long the cbfm usually takes and it was a dark think blue line. What on earth does that mean? An I only just about to ovulate? My cycle really is all over the place

FrankelSaysRelax Sun 12-Aug-12 13:52:43

Raspberry, what cycle day are you on? And what type of OPK is it? The ones I used had 2 lines, one for control and one for test.

Are you doing anything else to follow your cycle, temping, etc that might indicate you have already ov'd?

Welcome golden, we're a bit quiet in here these days but there's usually someone knocking about!

raspberrytipple Sun 12-Aug-12 14:25:43

Cycle day 33 today. Pretty sure I ovulated on 31st july given the amount of ECWM so will test properly tomorrow although realistically I know it's a bfn after three years. It was a cbfm opk stick, so one line for control, the other is the test and the test one was thinner but darker after five mins. My cycles can be anywhere between 29-35 days but last month it was 39 days so I haven't a clue what's going on. Will just have to wait and see!

FrankelSaysRelax Sun 12-Aug-12 15:53:19

I understand. Fingers crossed for you.

I'm still waiting on ov but due to work stress and the like if I do end up pregnant this cycle someone better phone the Vatican, if you follow my drift wink

evilgiraffe Sun 12-Aug-12 16:06:21

Breaking talk guidelines? Golden's messages looked okay to me confused what are you doing, HQ?

Fingers crossed, raspberry!

Frankel - I'm in the same boat, horrendous work and barely any SWI = no chance this time!

Fairygodmother1 Sun 12-Aug-12 19:12:33

I'm lurking in the background.

What did Golden say???? I missed that bit!

Did you test yet raspberry?

raspberrytipple Sun 12-Aug-12 19:42:43

I didn't think golden said anything she shouldn't have at all. Just the general 'can i join/why do i test so damn early'. It's either a blip or something was said elsewhere so the profiles been removed?

I'm holding out fairy-so tempted but would be a waste of a test I fear so will wait til first thing tomorrow on first wee an all that

Fairygodmother1 Sun 12-Aug-12 20:38:57

I'm on 28 - noy preg symptoms but no period symptoms either that means. As I'm now only on metformin, I'm hoping that it will be a 'normal' cycle of 32 days!!!! Start my new diet tomorrow!

Ratata Mon 13-Aug-12 13:28:21

I have my fingers and toes crossed for you raspberry

I've had a relaxing time as I've not been at work for a bit but back today. AF did indeed make an appearance but that's ok, I really didn't think I could have been pregnant considering we were using the pull out method for the last month (we were taking a rest for the month after chemical pregnancy) but I did feel the same symptoms that I had last time. It was a v heavy AF though so that may have been why. Finished now so back to SWI as of last night! DH and I will be out having a few drinks on Friday night, which is around ovulation time for me I believe. Or a day or 2 before it. The last 2 pregnancies happened when I was very 'relaxed' (read 'very drunk') haha.

raspberrytipple Tue 14-Aug-12 07:10:32

AF due tomorrow, starting to get stabby pains and the like which I've had on and off this month quite a lot and had BFN. Don't usually get that. Had a BFN yesterday first thing. We DTD regularly between CD8 and CD22, every time with me lying still afterwards. This TTC malarkey is really starting to get me down, how is it so simple for some and not for others. I've really lost hope now that it's ever going to happen, there's nothing wrong with me, or DH so why can't sperm meet egg? It really isn't that difficult. sad

Ratata Tue 14-Aug-12 13:26:35

So sorry you are feeling down raspberry Big Hugs xxx I can only imagine how it must feel after this long. I get angry when I watch programmes like 16 and Pregnant because they always manage to have their babies and obviously no problem getting pregnant (and often at the end say how much they regret it). Then there's folk like us who either have trouble getting pregnant or can't hold on to a pregnancy and we really want it! It makes no sense.

raspberrytipple Tue 14-Aug-12 20:21:22

Thanks Ratata, just feeling a bit sorry for myself. The whole 16 and Pregnant programmes bug me to, I've tried to stop watching them nowadays but sometimes I do end up having a peek and getting wound up. I am watching Midwives on Tuesday's though. It's a poor relative of One Born Every Minute but it'll do until that starts up again! How is being back at work?

Hows the start of the diet gone Fairy ?

FrankelSaysRelax Tue 14-Aug-12 20:25:54

Big hugs for you raspberry.

I have found the support of the BESH here on MNet invaluable. Any of you are more than welcome to come and join in our gin filled rantings at the world grin

I'm on Day 31 and no sign of ov as far as I can tell hmm

raspberrytipple Tue 14-Aug-12 20:29:12

Thanks Frankel I think I'm just frustrated as the whole lap & dye thing should have made me more regular - not made my cycles worse so now it just feels like one more thing to think about! Saying that, today is day 35 so technically it could arrive tomorrow and I'll be getting myself wound up unnecessarily. I shall have a mooch on the BESH!

raspberrytipple Wed 15-Aug-12 20:16:22

BFN again today sad oh well, at least I can drink at my friends hen do this weekend.

Fairygodmother1 Thu 16-Aug-12 11:17:49

Hi Raspberry Going well. Found out I was actually under eating! So hope that it will show good resuts on Sat on the scaes.

BFN for me this morning but didn't think I was this month. Just wish AF would come! I agree the lap & dye had such success for me but 8 months on I'm still not pg!

33andTTC Thu 16-Aug-12 13:35:54

Hi all

I'm a first time TTC'er and I am excited and scared at the same time! I came off Cerazette July 22nd, had (what I beleive was) AF Aug 8th so i'm in my first cycle. AF was very light and only lasted 2/3 days so...? Have started testing for OV with sticks this week and nothing yet. Hoping it will happen this weekend as me and the Fiance have no plans so could get to it if you know what I mean smile Good luck to all on here. Haven't had time in my lunch break to read entire post but will catch up later with all your stories.

My summary - hopefully due BFP Sep 5th (assuming is have 28 day cycle). Wishful thinking much??!!!

raspberrytipple Fri 17-Aug-12 07:26:50

Well done fairy! It's surprising how many diet traps people fall in to when trying to lose weight. We primarily stick to the 'little and often' method, so snack (healthily) frequently and I mean every two hrs and make sure our main meals are purely either veg/salad and protein based, no carbs as in rice, pasta, potatoes, bread etc it's done us a world of good, DH has lost loads.Sorry about BFN. Did AF show up yet?

Hi 33 and hello!Fingers crossed for 5th September! Don't stress to much if it hasn't worked out first month though, it can take a while for your body to get back to normal after being on the pill. Ov sticks will be a good idea though, give you an idea what's going on!

Fairygodmother1 Fri 17-Aug-12 10:54:57

Thanks raspberry weighed myself this morning & 6lb off!!!
Still no AF

Ratata Fri 17-Aug-12 13:57:40

Sorry to hear about the BFN raspberry still holding out hope x

fairygodmother1 well done on the weight loss! I'm doing the same thing smile

33andTTC welcome! I hope you don't have to stay long on the thread (in a good way!) but don't worry if you do, I think there are a few of us been here a while. I'm in my 8th or 9th month I think (not tooo long). 1 missed miscarriage and 1 chemical pregnancy. I seem to be able to get pregnant relatively quickly but can't seem to hold on to it.

Think I'm ovulating at some point over the next 5 days or so (I don't keep proper track at the moment) so should be getting 'on it' at the weekend.

raspberrytipple Mon 20-Aug-12 07:32:13

Well done Fairy! Impressed smile its so nice when you can start to feel a difference isn't it

Ratata Wed 22-Aug-12 13:20:31

FFS I said I wouldn't obsess this month!! I'm roughly 3dpo and feeling nauseous and fancying Vegemite. I hate Vegemite. I only ever like it if I'm pregnant. See if this is my body trolling me... As much as it's too early for symptoms I do kind of seem to 'know' very early if I am pregnant. We shall see. It could just be an off day where for some reason I crave something that I normally hate :-/ WTF body!!

Ratata Tue 28-Aug-12 13:40:47

I take it everyone is 'at it' as it's so quiet in here smile

I'm 9dpo and have no idea what's going on anymore. One minute I'm overwhelmed with symptoms and the next I feel nothing. Testing on Friday morning as I was planning on drinking Friday night.

Will keep you updated. My body is officially a pain in the ass!

33PinkLadyApple Tue 28-Aug-12 13:56:16

Name change alert!

hi ratata <shouts loudly to make up for quietness>

oooh, fx for Friday BFP. When are/were you expecting AF? I have no idea where I am. No OV as far as I can tell and 2 AF's and now got that warm feeling down there i get before AF. That we be 3 in one month if it is! sad harumpph.

Ratata Tue 28-Aug-12 17:57:21

pinklady sorry to hear your body is being a pain!

I'm expecting AF on Sat or Sun so figured I would test on Friday. I feel barely any symptoms now so I have zero idea whether I could be pregnant or not. I was pretty sure I was a few days ago. Saw a pregnant woman at cinema yesterday and felt quite down, like it's not going to happen easily for us. I'm sure I'm probably being dramatic but yeah, just a bit down!

FrankelSaysRelax Tue 28-Aug-12 18:01:30

Hello all!

I'm still knocking about. AF is due any day now (not enough sex at the right time to hope for a BFP!) and I've been given an appointment at the Ckinic on Thursday afternoon to talk about getting my OI treatment started.

Fingers crossed for us all!

Ratata Tue 28-Aug-12 18:04:17

Frankel that's good about your appointment to get treatment started x

The only symptom I seem to have is headaches at the moment. Oh hello Dr Google, do tell me what it means? You can often get them either before AF or in the first 6 weeks of pregnancy. THANKS FOR THAT. Dr Google you are fired.

Picklestar Wed 29-Aug-12 08:20:57

Walks back through door

Hi all Im returning to this post after a few months off as it was becoming a tiny bit obsessive! Anyone remember me? I remember raspberry ratata evil sorry if I've missed anyone off.

My story so far, ttc for 9 months still no sign of pregnancy. Have been diagnosed with PCO sad & have just been to my 1st gynae clinic. Got to have ovulation bloods & an X-ray where they put dye in to look at my Fallopian tubes & DH has to do a sample! Then go back in 4 months. Sad that I'm having to go down this route & realising its all a waiting game (for appointments & tests etc) & know I'm gona have to be patient (much easier said than done!).
I'm very jealous of pregnant people atm & avoid looking in baby shop windows!
I can remember thinking to myself the 1st month of trying ' I may be pregnant now' oh well bring on September!

evilgiraffe Wed 29-Aug-12 09:34:44

Hi Pickle, good to see you! Sorry about the PCOS, but diagnosis will hopefully be helpful?

It's day fourteen for me, but at least AF stopped a couple of days ago, unlike last month when it dragged on until day sixteen!?! I'm hoping that the drop in stress since stopping work will have a positive effect and with any luck I'll be pregnant before we get referred for IVF (which will be January).

raspberrytipple Sun 02-Sep-12 16:36:13

Hey Pickle! I remember you. I know what you mean about getting obsessive - happens to all of us. Sorry to hear about PCO. Your next steps all sound very routine and although it's a bit daunting it's good that they are looking into it all.

How are you Ratata? Have the headaches gone or has this been a symptom?

How did your appointment go Frankel?

Blimey Evil a 14 day period? Really feel for you, its horrible having them for a few days let alone two weeks sad Mine are usually very painful but gone in 2/3 days. It's great being a woman isn't it!

No news from me, I've given up now and am beyond caring so just shagging when we want to which to be honest seems to be quite often {boast emoticon} (although I shouldn't be too big headed because it doesn't seem to have got us updiffed to date!). However, that said, for the last week although it's going off now, I have had (TMI alert) loads and loads of CM although not massively fertile in appearance. I had to change my pants three times yesterday and its been horrible at work being in the same pants all day! panty liners don't help really. It hasn't been too bad today but I've never been this bad before. Very weird. I'm also massively bloated and constipated confused and doing really stinky farts and I still have the odd pain on my right side which hasn't really gone away at all so it definitely wasn't ovulation pains Lovely. Only six weeks to go until apt with the consultant again though smile Hopefully will get some movement towards IVF smile

raspberrytipple Sun 02-Sep-12 22:12:31

God, perhaps I am obsessing, I just watched OBEM and cried. I also watched an episode earlier on 4oD and cried :/ deary me.

Ratata Mon 03-Sep-12 13:22:24

Hi again pickle sorry to hear about the diagnosis sad Totally with you on the jealousy of pregnant people.

With you on the CM raspberry I had loads a few days ago and now not as much. Watching OBEM is so emotional isn't it? I hope it's us soon.

Well after obsessing all month I really don't think I am pg. I honestly thought I was as I had so many symptoms but they have gone now and I'm waiting AF any day now. Not 100% when she will arrive but should be by Wednesday. Back to hating seeing pregnant women at the moment. Into our 10th month now.

Ratata Thu 06-Sep-12 13:08:13

Currently a day late for AF, very mild symptoms. Slight breast tenderness and mild nausea. But negative tests. A bit worried that it's another chemical pregnancy and I didn't test on the day I would have got a positive. Or it could be an abnormally long cycle and I'm not pregnant at all. Either way feeling quite down again about this whole TTC malarky. Also, seeing that Snooki from Jersey Shore managed to have a baby makes me feel even more rubbish!!

33PinkLadyApple Thu 06-Sep-12 16:41:47

hi ratata I'm in the same boat. Day late and BFN. Thinking my 'implantation' bleed must have been another little AF sad

Will we get there lady, just keep shagging!

Ratata Thu 06-Sep-12 19:56:36

Fingers crossed for us both then! Will keep you updated x

FrankelSaysRelax Thu 06-Sep-12 20:09:20

Oh, good luck Ratata grin

Appointment went ok thanks raspberry. I've got my drugs but can't start until there is room in the treatment programme. I get 3 cycles, but if I have to stop due to under/over stimulation that cycle won't count. I got emotional again and cried at the nurse. She was lovely about it and said there is counselling available if I feel I need it.

I've also told my work colleagues - small office, just me, my boss and 2 others. I wouldn't be able to hide all the appointments from them and rather than them jump to conclusions I thought I'd tell them. I cried at them too!

Ratata Thu 06-Sep-12 23:15:07

Arghhhh AF you can get to buggery. Pardon my French. 11pm and AF decided to arrive. I guess that's me out. Hate how each month I seem to have different symptoms before AF. Sometimes sore boobs and sometimes not. Ah. Oh well. DH has said we need to properly get on the shag wagon next month. Sounds good grin

Frankel I'm glad you are making progress, and it's totally normal to be emotional about it all. You will probably find that it's the best thing to tell folk in your office especially if it's a small place. It's nice to have some support x

raspberrytipple Sat 08-Sep-12 07:24:34

Glad your appt. went well Frankel. Three cyclesis brilliant. So if it works first time do you get to keep the other two for future? I'm only allowed one which I think stinks, postcode lottery really sucks but i suppose it's not just ivf it applies to, I seem to remember stuff in the news about certain cancer drugs working the same way. Still sucks either way though. Ate you going to have the counselling session? A girl ivf spoken to on another forum has just had one and said it was really really helpful.

Sorry to hear AF got you Ratata but I'm loving your DH's enthusiasm for the new cycle. It's so nice when they are behind you for all of this, it can be quite difficult for them to understand what we feel and why I think, especially when they know the problem isn't with them. I don't know what I'd do without DH, he's just been amazing now, particularly with my next appointment at the consultants creeping up.

I've got a genetics appointment on Monday because I have a rare condition affecting my lungs so apparently they are going to explore whether it will be passed on. My understanding is that the chances are it won't because both parents have to carry the gene but I suppose I dont know if DH is a carrier or not. Then in 5 weeks I see the consultant and hopefully after that I'll have a referral for IVF smile so until then we are just going to have a jolly nice time on the shag waggon smile

evilgiraffe Fri 14-Sep-12 19:24:56

Hey everyone. Today is day thirty, AF is due tomorrow. This is my first cycle since ditching work, and the difference it's made to how I feel is immense - I had no idea I was as stressed as I was until it all stopped, if you see what I mean. I'm trying not to get my hopes up though - the first stress-free cycle is probably asking a bit much, isn't it? All the same, I can't help that little flicker of "maybe"...

raspberrytipple Sat 15-Sep-12 11:09:25

Hey Evil, fingers crossed for you! I'm on CD31 and AF arrived yesterday/today so back to 30 day cycle for me this month. On the 4 week count down for next consultant appointment. I don't know whether to be excited or scared. Think I'm going to us OPKs this month and give it a really good shot, see if we can get a bun in the oven before the appointment! Giving up coffee from Monday! Wish me luck.........

evilgiraffe Sat 15-Sep-12 12:09:21

Alas, AF arrived bang on time sad It's just so wearing, all this.

Fingers crossed, Raspberry!

raspberrytipple Sat 15-Sep-12 21:17:40

Sorry to hear that Evil, onwards we plod :/

Ratata Sun 23-Sep-12 11:24:53

raspberry good luck with the shagging this month and the appointment when it comes.

evil sorry to hear about AF x

I think I'm ovulating this weekend, not totally sure. DH have been doing copious amounts of shagging since end of AF though so giving it a good try. Had a dream last night that I had a stillborn. WTF brain!!! Was pretty sad when I woke up!

Ratata Sun 23-Sep-12 11:25:52

Meant to say "DH and I have been doing copious amounts of shagging" not DH on his own lol

raspberrytipple Wed 26-Sep-12 07:23:31

Thank god for that Ratata, DH shagging on his own won't get you anywhere!

I didn't give up coffee, I just don't seem to get out of the habit of wanting one! I have cut down and now just have 1 cup of coffee and 2 teas a day. The rest is fruit tea so I think I'm within what they say are sensible limits smile

evilgiraffe Thu 27-Sep-12 09:31:21

CD13 and AF is still here. I am getting really rather fed up. TTC for years is one thing, but bleeding forever is taking the piss. This is the third cycle with AF being about 12-14 days and it's doing my head in.

I feel like a bad person too. Lots of friends have newborns or are pregnant right now (which is fine and lovely, obviously), but one friend recently announced a pregnancy and they're the first people I don't feel happy for. They're the couple who I could never see as parents, and still can't even though they're expecting. I feel no pleasure for them, just jealousy, and then that makes me feel really horrid.

Ratata - lol at the thought of your DH shagging on his own grin

Fingers crossed for everyone this month!

Ratata Sat 29-Sep-12 12:31:39

raspberry I can't give up caffeine fully either. Love my tea too much smile

evilgiraffe sorry to hear about the crazy cycles. That sucks. Do you know if there is any reason for it? I too feel jealous of pregnant people. Someone I don't like just had her baby. She's not a nice person. How does she get her "accident" baby and I don't get my planned one? Ugh don't get me started.

Ratata Sat 29-Sep-12 12:36:45

This week hasn't been too easy for me. Been down again about pregnancy losses. Old school friend got back in touch recently, she's due her baby in a week. I'm happy but also sad. She is due a month before I would have been due with my first pregnancy. DH and I are concentrating on home improvements while we have the money so trying to keep my mind on that, though its hard.

This cycle is feeling exactly like last month's, same pains and increased cm. I think it's just another normal AF month. What I would have considered symptoms before just seem to be what my body does after ovulation and before AF. About 7 or 8dpo so still early I guess but not getting my hopes up.

raspberrytipple Sat 29-Sep-12 17:29:06

Sorry you've been feeling rubbish Ratata, don't beat yourself up for it though, you are bound to have good days/bad days no matter how long ago it was you miscarried. You are still allowed to grieve just like you would any other personal loss.

you are taking the same approach as us actually with getting on with home improvements. We've been updating our furniture and buying some nice new things while we don't have anything to eat up our wages baby wise!

AF sounds a nightmare Evil, it's so frustrating as its just one more thing to worry about or wonder about why it's happening sad My cycles went a bit odd the last few months but last month was 30/31 days and i think I may have ovulated today or yesterday so have done the evil deed yesterday after work and again this morning. Just as well as DH has come down with a bug and is now asleep in bed :/

Lolcbcblemonlime Sun 30-Sep-12 08:59:02

Hi girls wonder if I can join you?
Been feeling pretty shite after af showed up last week but its over now and I'm getting ready for shag week!
Recognise some names from other threads so hope I can squeeze in smile

raspberrytipple Sun 30-Sep-12 12:25:33

Course you can lol more the merrier smile enjoy shag week! Mines just about finished I think but was fun while it lasted.... Just hoping we have some success this time smile

Ratata Sun 30-Sep-12 14:35:25

Thanks raspberry I have good days and bad days. It's good you are concentrating on home improvements as well smile Probably the best time to do it before the putter patter of tiny feet take up all our money! And it will happen grin Fingers crossed that this is our month.

Welcome lol get shagging grin

Well my nipples are now sore which I don't think is normal for me before AF. It's the only symptom right now, all other symptoms are normal pre AF. Glimmer of hope... Damn this waiting!

Lolcbcblemonlime Mon 01-Oct-12 08:20:04

Morning ladies. I'm detoxing this week to take my mind off ttc and to shed holiday weight. Just drank first one. Hopefully I will stick to it!

Ratata Mon 01-Oct-12 18:13:08

Well done lol Tis a good idea to take your mind off ttc at times I think. Else it starts taking over. It's been taking over the last few months for me.

Nipples still sore... And something going on in my lower area. Wind? Probably grin May test tomorrow.

raspberrytipple Mon 01-Oct-12 18:23:42

ooooooohh I love a detox lol - what exactly are you drinking then?

I too have achy nipples/boobs ratata! I've had no back twinges this month yet which is odd as I always get that. Lets symptom spot together! I can't test until 15th October though as I'm pretty sure I only ovulated on Saturday or maybe even Friday, not quite sure exactly.

Lolcbcblemonlime Mon 01-Oct-12 18:32:58

Oh I love a bit of SS! May join in and find some fake ov signs!
It's the juice master diet. I bought an app but I'm changing the juices a little bit as one of them today was rank!
Just had one with apple, avocado, pineapple, and lime. Quite nice!

raspberrytipple Mon 01-Oct-12 19:42:46

nice smile Not sure DH would appreciate me doing the juice detox, if I have too much fruit I get a bit farty! That's definitely not a symptom, it's just a bit smelly all for all around me!

Lolcbcblemonlime Tue 02-Oct-12 07:11:00

Lol raspberry! Farty is not a good place to be for ttc!

Ratata Tue 02-Oct-12 20:21:15

God dammit... Nipples much less sore now and BFN. I have a feeling I'm out this month. Feck off stupid bodyyyyyyy

FrankelSaysRelax Tue 02-Oct-12 21:57:21

I keep losing you all!

CD35 here and I think I ov'd last Friday (Fertility Friend disagrees!). If this cycle fails I will probably be starting the ovulation induction therapy next cycle,presuming they can fit me in!

As it tends to get very quiet in here, I say again that those of you have been on the TTC bandwagon for a while are more than welcome to come over to the BESH thread. We're not that scary grin

raspberrytipple Tue 02-Oct-12 22:04:17

Sorry to hear that Ratata but you never know, it's never a certain until AF turns up.

Lol I'm fairly certain farting wont help with TTC, DH always gives me filthy looks when I guff, even those his are practically nuclear!

My boobs are really hurting, when I take my bra off it feels like I'm dropping ten ton of bricks off my chest! Haven't been this painful for a long while. I'm keeping everything crossed!

raspberrytipple Tue 02-Oct-12 22:22:14

Hi Frankel! Must have x post! I might pop along to Besh seeing as I probably fit well there although I'm very fond of this thread having been here a few years now :/

I wish that someone would invent a way of knowing the exact second that we ovulate to take away all the panic over whether we have or haven't ovulated, would make me much happier!

Lolcbcblemonlime Thu 04-Oct-12 18:03:52

I keep losing this thread too!
How is everyone doing?
I'm on day 4 of detox and feeling really good actually. And not farty either grin

raspberrytipple Thu 04-Oct-12 20:37:41

This thread is odd, it quite often falls off my active list. I've got a cold and sore boobs so no healthy living for me - comfort food all the way!

Ratata Sat 06-Oct-12 13:02:17

What up homies? Yes you's are my homies. Homegirls? Sorry I may still be drunk from last night. Plus energy drink and coffee today as today is when I expect my period. I did another test yesterday to make sure I could drink and it was BFN. Still got sore boobs, which is odd and not normally an AF symptom but I guess it must be this month. I will be very surprised if somehow I am pregnant... Last time I got a positive at 11dpo and I'm 14dpo now. I feel periody so just waiting now. Hey ho.

So we are a mix of v healthy and comfort eating? I'm comfort eating (and drinking) this week but back to healthyish next week!

How is everyone? Good weekend so far?

raspberrytipple Sun 07-Oct-12 08:00:23

Morning! Not much going on here except for me being very domestic and mowing my lawn yesterday, nursing hungover hubby and seeing yet another stinky pregnancy announcement of blumming CrapBook. I know we will have to have a nice day out today otherwise there may be tears of despair. There may very well be tears anyway, 7DPO I think today, boobs area still horrendously painful and I'm grumpy as hell. This next period is going to be a delight!

On the upside SCD is back on so that effectively wipes away all my woes smile

Lolcbcblemonlime Sun 07-Oct-12 17:53:58

Nothing mush going on here either. About to take to motorway to drive back home from in laws. Hope everyone had a good weekend.

Ratata Sun 07-Oct-12 21:39:42

raspberry aw hugs, had tears today as well xx and fb can fuck off! Always kicking us when we are down. Are sore boobs a normal AF symptom for you?

Well I'm just confused today. Going by previous cycle I'm actually due AF today. In afternoon had a bit of brown stuff, sorry TMI, after sex. But nothing since. Thought it was AF starting. It was just like one tiny bit. So I'm no sure what is going on, testing tomorrow just in case. I assume it will be AF. I had a stressful week so that could be making me a bit late. Boobs still sore and aching breastbone for some reason. Hmm. Will update!

Ratata Sun 07-Oct-12 22:07:20

Ah feck off, that's AF definitely here. Oh well. Gonna stuff myself with lots of junk food now grin

raspberrytipple Mon 08-Oct-12 07:26:17

Sorry to hear that Ratata, def hit the junk food! (And wine!)

Hi Lol!!

Ratata Mon 08-Oct-12 19:24:52

Cheers raspberry I hit the Brussels Pâté and Wensleydale cheese with crackers last night. Feeling all Christmassy because that's the only time I usually eat that kind of food. And started my Christmas shopping, takes my mind off things. Got baby stuff lying about as sending a wee outfit to my friend and I'm seeing my niece next week so got an outfit for her too (she's 7 months).

Still feeling weird about my AF... It's very very light. Was expecting mega heavy. Thinking it will kick in tomorrow. But just a bit odd :-/

raspberrytipple Mon 08-Oct-12 21:34:19

good idea Ratata - get on the pate and wine. That sort of thing always makes me feel Christmassy. So do twiglets and matchmakers smile

Ratata Mon 08-Oct-12 21:36:12

And that's AF here for sure now. Witch must have been reading my posts lol.

Yeah twiglets and matchmakers are great for Xmas too!

Lolcbcblemonlime Tue 09-Oct-12 00:14:51

Agree on Xmas treats. If I'm not pg ill stuff myself with baileys, pâté and mince pies with brandy cream. Oh and the smelliest blue cheese I can find!

raspberrytipple Tue 09-Oct-12 17:48:01

OMG mince pies. I refuse to eat them unless in December...... but to be honest I think I deserve one now smile Love, love, love them, especially warm with brandy butter mmmmmmmmm dribbles holmer simpson style

fl0b0t Mon 22-Oct-12 16:41:31

Hi guys, long time, no post! Sorry to see some of you still here, but comforting to see some friendly "faces".

What's going on with you all?
Brief update from me....
Ungrateful Sil due any day (meeting my niece at Xmas if all goes well!). Life goes on. Broken shoulder Kindof mended (in physio and hydrotherapy). New job (with same charity) which is good...

Most importantly (and the reason I'm back!), I've kind of got a period! I know most of you dread it arriving, but for me its the first one since coming off the Depo injection 14 months ago! We can start trying "properly" now! smile

raspberrytipple Mon 22-Oct-12 21:32:46

Hi fl0b0t, congratulations on your period! That's great progress, 14 months is a long time to wait for a period. It's gone a bit dead round here sadly, I kind of miss it because the frolickers were here when I arrived a few years back.

I've been given clomid to get going on with my next cycle for three months so still plodding along!

fl0b0t Tue 23-Oct-12 09:21:02

Hi raspberry! 14 months is a king time to wait before one starts trying... Goodness knows how long the next bit will take!

Nice one on the clomid (or cookie as my predictive text prefers!), let's keep everything crossed (except legs wink) that it does the job!

So where did everyone go? I can only hope lots of bfp? X

fl0b0t Mon 29-Oct-12 15:06:03

Wow you really weren't wrong about it being dead in here- what a shame!I'm too scared to enter other threads, I felt safe here!!

Ratata Mon 29-Oct-12 19:16:43

That's good about your period fl0b0t you can get trying properly now smile

Sorry I've not been around too much, been feeling up and down and was also away back to my parents for a week for a little holiday. Got to see my 7 month old niece which was great.

Have just finished my fertile time I think, been going at it most days over the last week. Fingers crossed!

How is everyone else?

FrankelDeBeauvoir Mon 29-Oct-12 20:31:33

Hello all, yes sadly other TTC first baby threads seem to have usurped the Frolickers. Even the Frolicker Graduates thread in Ante-Natal seems to have died off.

Many of us have shipped over to the BESH thread, it's been a great source of support for me over the last few months and they're a great bunch of no nonsense ladies. You will not find any "baby dancing" going on over there grin

MissSlapAndTipple Mon 29-Oct-12 21:25:12

oh but I do love a babydance Frankel. Oh no wait - it's a good hard shag in the back of an Aston Martin actually grin baby dust mwah

Fl0b0t the Besh thread is lovely, hope on over.

Sorry you've been feeling low ratata, sounds like you've made a good effort towards this month though so fingers crossed!

MissSlapAndTipple Mon 29-Oct-12 21:25:53

p.s. I was raspberrytipple but name changed for the bond theme on the other thread!

fl0b0t Mon 29-Oct-12 23:07:29

Brilliant... I'm on it... once someone tells me what BESH means!!

MissSlapAndTipple Mon 29-Oct-12 23:15:31

Oh lord I can't remember, come say hello, someone will tell you without delay!

FrankelDeBeauvoir Tue 30-Oct-12 06:27:21

BESH stands for Bitter Evil Selfish Hags. It was taken from a Daily Mail article because, you know, all women who put off having children into their 30s and then have trouble conceiving are just BESH wink

To join you'll need to locate a BESHtionnaire, which is located on older threads. Answer the questions in a numerous manner and the BESH will decide if you are BESH material grin The only rules of BESH Land are that we don't have "DH" or "DP", they all have amusing nicknames, and we refer to Droid, not AF.

Have a read of the thread and you'll get the gist of our sense of humour. We've all been ttc for some time, some with diagnosed issues and some without.

FrankelDeBeauvoir Tue 30-Oct-12 06:28:47

That should have been "answer the questions in a humorous manner" blush

Ratata Sun 04-Nov-12 23:34:20

Aw I don't think I fit in at BESH, it's for the over 30s yeah? I'm late 20s. I'm quite settled in this thread even though it's not always too active. Nice to catch up with folk when they do pop in smile

Well I'm 11dpo I think, did a test, I'm fairly sure it was negative. I thought I could see a hint of a line but was just wishful thinking. There really was nothing there! Testing again tomorrow. I started feeling pregnant today but I think it was possibly just a hangover... Boobs are really sore but they were bad last month before AF. Needless to say I feel a bit confused but will update again soon. This month will mark a year of trying. 1 missed miscarriage, 1 chemical pregnancy, hoping for 3rd time lucky.

Ratata Mon 05-Nov-12 12:59:51

Did another test and it was negative. I am pretty sure I am out this month. Last time I was pregnant I got the positive on 11dpo. I think I'm going to need to take some time away from the Conception board and concentrate on other things. It's just getting more and more heartbreaking as each month passes and as we have now hit the one year mark, I'm just not in a good place right now. Will check back in on you guys at some point x

FrankelDeBeauvoir Mon 05-Nov-12 17:46:07

It's not just for over 30s, though most of us are. I'm sure we'd give you special dispensation wink

I'm currently 10dpo and trying very hard (and failing) not to symptom spot. I'm under instruction from the clinic to test on Sunday (16dpo) if AF hasn't shown up, so I'm holding out till then!

FrankelDeBeauvoir Mon 05-Nov-12 17:47:18

Sorry Ratata, I hit post to soon!

It's totally understandable that you might want to take some time away. This TTC lark can get pretty all consuming. (((Hugs)))

MissSlapAndTipple Mon 05-Nov-12 21:36:27

Oh Ratata I'm sorry to hear you are feeling rubbish. This TTC malarkey really is the pitts sometimes and I thoroughly agree its always good to take a break from the boards if you need it. Most of the time I find them a tremendous support but sometimes when it gets to much I just need to remove myself from anything TTC like.

BESHes are lovely. I snuck in and I'm 29 until just before Christmas and there are a couple of other late 20's gals in there but I'll always be around on this one, I won't be abandoning it after over 2 years smile

Frankel I'm 11 DPO and have sore boobs and feel tired/sicky. Now, my brain logically tells me that this is what I get every month and of course I'm not pg but my emotional side is saying 'well we had sex at the perfect time, this might be our month'. FFS why am I doing this to myself

Ratata Fri 09-Nov-12 19:36:12

Ok so... Been testing with Internet cheapies for the last few days. BFN everytime. I'm 3 days late today. So went down the shops and got a First Response. BFP!!!!!!!! We are so happy. Fingers crossed for a third time lucky sticky bean. I will linger around and not say goodbye just yet in case things don't go to plan. I hope you all have lucky months and thank you for your support xxx

MissSlapAndTipple Sun 11-Nov-12 18:12:01

OMG ratata, completely missed this! Congratulations, that's wonderful news. Keeping everything crossed for a very run of the mill pregnancy for you!! xxx

Ratata Sun 11-Nov-12 21:23:50

Thanks smile I will pop in and update once we have the early scan which will be a couple of weeks before Christmas xx

fl0b0t Mon 12-Nov-12 19:41:53

Absolutely bloody brilliant Ratata!

Ratata Mon 12-Nov-12 19:46:39

Thanks fl0b0t I'm really excited smile and worried lol

MissSlapAndTipple Mon 12-Nov-12 21:44:26

Don't be worried - this is the one Ratata! Just relax and enjoy the journey xx

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