Waiting to ttc.... 2nd slightly pointless thread!

(239 Posts)
Leafmould Tue 30-Apr-13 19:45:21

BFP's
Loveyouforevermybaby  , OP, due August.
amiready
Winterpansy , due beginning January
Possibly some more, including Bridget and the hairy brigands , but we need people to report back with these details!

April
Zen nudist age 34 ttc #2 April/may?
caramal ttc#2 hopefully April.
orbis non sufficit age 35 ttc#1 April 
horseygirl1  ttc#2
moominlike age 32 ttc#1
Frizz1986 ttc#1
duddlepuck
MrsHuxtable , age 29, ttc#2 April
Maybe again ttc#3
Fairy pants ttc#3 
Johnand kymberley ttc#1 

May
definately sometime age 30 ttc#1 May.
toomuchlaptop age 36 ttc#2
kate Beckett ttc#1
Suddenly squeamish  ttc#1 after house move.
Miss calamity , age 33 ttc#2 when oh ready.

In a few months/later in the year
sorelip ttc#2
labourgirl
Ginger and cocoa , ttc#1 when dh ready
Pizza queen ttc#2 when dp ready

June
popsicle1984 age 28 ttc#1

July
painted cat age 22 ttc #1
iwish age 27 ttc#2

August
part1 ttc#2 
Tranquilitybaby ttc#2 on hols in Mexico!

September
Porridge with almond milk

Autumn
twojackrussellsandababy ttc#2
Jetblack61 ttc#1 after hols in Australia, age 28
Don't squeeze the tea bag  ttc#1 after a wedding and a new bathroom.
Alohomora , age 31 ttc1 after wedding party in June and in time for summer baby!
Visualise a horse , ttc#2 when dc1 is 18 months

November 2013
waiting 2wait2wait

December 2013
tigerstripes

Mid 2014
thundernlightning 

September2014 (or2015)
madamelebean ttc #2

End 2014
ithinkineedahug

June 2015
lollydollydrop

Indefinite or vague
mintberry
witchesbrew&biscuits ttc#2
lindamagoo 41 ttc #3
Happygolucky in oz age 29 ttc#1 when partner back in work.
leafmould age 35 ttc#3 when partner ready.....

Leafmould Tue 30-Apr-13 19:47:29

hi. Can I join in please? I've been looking for you lot

Leafmould Tue 30-Apr-13 19:58:19

Hi makes cakes when stressed , welcome to the new thread!

How long do you think you will be waiting? Is it your first?

Sounds like your baking skills will come in useful on here... I'm just serving up the fairy cakes and tea!

I have just come down with another cold, soi have bought some multivitamins and minerals today. I do hope It helps me avoid any more...

nah. I have a toddler. 16 months or thereabouts. I was so so not ready for number 2 because Mini Cakes was still very much my baby plus the whole 2 in nappies thing and MiniCakes still not sleeping reliably thing were putting me off.

But now loads of my friends are having number 2 and we had a teeny scare (I was 2 days late) and realised that both of us were actually kind of a little bit disappointed and suddenly ttc doesn't seem like such a far away concept.

No date has been set though.

Sorry for the life story

ThedementedPenguin Tue 30-Apr-13 20:07:34

Can I join in?

I have a 7 month old ds. I have been on discussion with Dp as to when we want another. We are thinking of starting in July but we are not sure yet.

Leafmould Tue 30-Apr-13 20:08:36

Hey, it's all about sharing our experiences on here!

I have 2 dd's, 18 months apart, so I'm with you on the 2 in nappies thing!

I have a new nephew, and their age gap is just over 2 years, and the older child is already potty trained! So I think that will be much better.

16months is such a cute age, though... Walking and chattering, but still so small and innocent!

Leafmould Tue 30-Apr-13 20:11:24

Hi demented penguin! Welcome.

Aw, 7 months is so cute too... Enjoying playing with own feet and starting to crawl and move about!

It seems like such a long time ago.

I was warned firmly by colleague today not to get broody after I told her about my new nephew though.... She said not with such a big gap....

he is lovely. and it's fab being able to focus so much attention in him. He's just discovering body parts at the moment. I love that he giggles when he points to his willy grin

Leafmould Tue 30-Apr-13 20:13:20

Well, he's right, they are hilarious!

ZenNudist Tue 30-Apr-13 20:21:09

Just seen new thread, I'm still here! Actually feeling bit broody. Still not bothered about being pregnant but feel I should try.

Guess I'm trying from may. Going on holiday so good chance to have lots of sex. Tbh I find trying to get pregnant sex really unsexy!

Anyway I'm a bit disappointed. I went for a smear & been told they 'advise' I wait for the results before trying in case by some miracle I get knocked up immediately & then have to have some treatment. Seems unlikely but now I feel guilty having unprotected sex sad what should I do? Leave it til I get back and put off my march baby for an April one?!

ThedementedPenguin Tue 30-Apr-13 20:28:30

Hey everyone.

Okay so I'm 22 (23 in June) and as I said my ds is 7 (1/2) months old. Learning to crawl but still up couple times a night smile

So again as I said thinking of maybe ttc in July.

I had a smear in Oct, came back abnormal cells, biopsy in Dec and from that I've had irregular bleeding. I'm also on the pill so it might be that but I've been freaking out so I went to docs today and have to go back tomorrow for another smear, internal, swabs. So think ill hold off until all of that is over.

BridgetandtheHairyBrigands Tue 30-Apr-13 21:40:58

Hello my dear Leaf (and other wait-ers) I hope you don't mind me gate-crashing this thread but it briefly popped up in Active Convos and I just couldn't resist popping in...

I'm really delighted to see that winterpansy has got a BFP - If you are lurking out there winter - huge, huge congratulations!

Leaf - I hope all is going well for you and your girls and that your cold clears off pronto. Blasting it with multi-vits sounds a good plan.

I am now 17 weeks and due early October. Been a weird pregnancy so far; very, very sick and sort of disconnected from the whole thing. I can't really explain it but I feel a sort of fraud - like I'm not really pregnant even though I've got the scan pictures to prove it and have spent countless evenings with my head over the toilet.

I'm not sure whether it is some sort of self-protection thing going on after last year's loss. Feel a bit sad about it really as my pregnancy with DD was a really joyful and exciting time. A tiny bit of me was even kind of sad after she was born because I missed my bump and being pregnant.

I have been lurking on the October antenatal-club thread but haven't joined as I'm too scared of jinxing things. I hope it isn't out of turn for me to say so, but I have seen serious stuff on there and I think she was once a slightly pointless wait-er too. Perhaps another one for the BFP list?

I often wonder about LoveYouForever and Tigerseye and all the other 'old' names from the first thread and hope life is treating them well.

Anyway, true to form, I have yet again written an epic post! Apologies and lots of best wishes to everyone <cheekily runs off with handful of Leaf's
fairy cakes>

BridgetandtheHairyBrigands Tue 30-Apr-13 21:53:02

Runs back quickly to say "*London*, if you are 'out there', I hope everything is going well for you on the ttc front and that your new home is filled with lots of love, laughter and good times"

blueamber Tue 30-Apr-13 22:04:47

I'd like to join as well please! Will start ttc first time soon, very exciting! I was given the MMR vaccin (I had only had 1 before as a child and the GP advised to get another one before pregnancy) and had to wait for a month before ttc. Coming off the pill tomorrow though!

Leafmould Tue 30-Apr-13 22:16:40

Hello Bridget!

So glad to hear things are progressing well for you so far! It's not a surprise that you feel so differently after what you went through last time... It's a completely different experience. Have you found it hard to tell people? I'm sorry I can't remember how late your mc was, but I do hope that once you are past that stage, things feel a bit different. I know what you mean about missing your bump! And I'm sure you will again, once you have a gorgeous bundle who is definately there in your arms!

I have shifted myself to indefinite for waiting, and am hoping that we will fix a date and stick to it at some point, but am also ok with the reality that it may not happen at all. I am so lucky that we have the beautiful dd's that we do, and I need to accept that 3 children would be a challenge for our relationship and our finances at the moment.

Thanks for coming back on, and do keep updating us!

Leafmould Tue 30-Apr-13 22:19:03

Hi blue amber! Welcome. I will do a list update tomorrow, and all th may waiters will be at the top! So any more change of date or anything, let us know, or if anyone else fancies being the list queen, I don't mind at all!

Spoke to DH last night and he said that whilst another baby wouldn't be the worst thing in the world we shouldn't really plan for one just yet. Guess you should put me down for 'indefinite' right now.

Strongly suspect MiniCakes will be at pre-school before we start trying... so that's Sep 2014 at the earliest <sigh>

If we had more money etc...

Leafmould Wed 01-May-13 12:34:33

Hi zen nudist.... Good to see you again. I had my smear done recently, and the results can back really quick, I think it was about 10 day, so with luck you won't need to wait too long.

Leafmould Wed 01-May-13 12:41:08

Demented penguin..... I do hope your appointment goes well today, and that you get some reassurance and good results.

Leafmould Wed 01-May-13 12:43:10

BFP's
Loveyouforevermybaby  OP, due August.
amiready
Winterpansy , due beginning January
 *Bridget and the hairy brigands*  due October

May
definately sometime age 30 ttc#1 May.
toomuchlaptop age 36 ttc#2
kate Beckett ttc#1
Suddenly squeamish  ttc#1 after house move.
Miss calamity , age 33 ttc#2 when oh ready.
zen nudist age 34 ttc#2 after smear results and on holiday!

In a few months/later in the year
sorelip ttc#2
labourgirl
Ginger and cocoa , ttc#1 when dh ready
Pizza queen ttc#2 when dp ready

June
popsicle1984 age 28 ttc#1
blue amber ttc#1  waiting 1 month after mmr vaccine.

July
painted cat age 22 ttc #1
iwish age 27 ttc#2
demented penguin ttc #2  once 2nd smear over and done with.

August
part1 ttc#2 
Tranquilitybaby ttc#2 on hols in Mexico!

September
Porridge with almond milk

Autumn
twojackrussellsandababy ttc#2
Jetblack61 ttc#1 after hols in Australia, age 28
Don't squeeze the tea bag  ttc#1 after a wedding and a new bathroom.
Alohomora , age 31 ttc1 after wedding party in June and in time for summer baby!
Visualise a horse , ttc#2 when dc1 is 18 months

November 2013
waiting 2wait2wait

December 2013
tigerstripes

Mid 2014
thundernlightning 

September2014 (or2015)
madamelebean ttc #2

End 2014
ithinkineedahug

June 2015
lollydollydrop

Indefinite or vague
mintberry
witchesbrew&biscuits ttc#2
lindamagoo 41 ttc #3
Happygolucky in oz age 29 ttc#1 when partner back in work.
leafmould age 35 ttc#3 when finances pick up and when partner ready.....
makes cakes when stressed ttc #2 when dc1 in preschool, and when dh ready

moominlike Wed 01-May-13 17:55:51

Ooo a shiny new thread thanks leaf smile hi everyone

Hope you don't mind me hanging around even though I'm technically no longer a waiter?? I find comfort in the familiar names, not to mention the cakes! Not really activity trying yet as only just off the pill and seeing what happens...

Hi Bridget and congratulations smile

In terms of smear tests I made sure I had a clear one before stopping the pill as I had treatment last year. Was convinced I'd get yet another bad result so nearly fell off my chair when it came back clear! Results were also quick for me, I remember the days you had to wait like six weeks which was a nightmare!

Personally I think it's best to wait as your health is the most important thing, even more so when you're planning on becoming a parent. Fingers crossed for good results x

moominlike Wed 01-May-13 18:02:26

P.S. I've heard zinc is good for battling the dreaded lurgy leaf, might be worth a go?

Leafmould Wed 01-May-13 18:50:01

Hi moomin, good to see you, sorry I removed all the April waiters so promptly... Perhaps a bit previous really. Do hang around, i look forward to hearing about your progress.

Is zinc good? I have got some in my multi vit, so hopefully it'll chase it away. However I think what will be very good for it is another day in bed!

I'm glad you got your clear smear after your treatment... I have found it strange how I approached the test with quite a blasé attitude, oh yes, this again, but then the anxiety of waiting for the results really ramps up, so it is a huge improvement now that the results come through so quickly.

Unfortunately with the cold and spending the day in bed, I'm afraid it's only caramel wafers today....

lollydollydrop Wed 01-May-13 20:45:10

Thanks for new thread Leaf! Still here, lurking. smile Feeling like I may want to bring forward my TTC date from June 2015 when I turn 30- I know it can easily take 2 years to get preg and would love to either be preg or have a babe during my 30th year... not quite ready enough to bring TTC date too early though!! I'm thinking of telling OH in 2 Christmas' that I want to start right way (we will be 29 1/2) :D Exciting!!x

ThedementedPenguin Wed 01-May-13 20:56:29

Thanks leaf

Things went ok. Got smear, swabs and internal and being referred to gynae. So ill see how I get on.

Yes I think I'll be waiting until everything is sorted before I plan anything smile

Leafmould Sat 04-May-13 11:00:45

demented penguin
Hope the results come through nice and quick, and all good!

Hi lolly it's lovely to have plenty of time to get yourself ready for ttc... Enjoy it! Is there a specific reason you are waiting to 30ish? I can't remember!

What a beautiful day today. I am going to take the girls for a long walk, with the promise of stopping at any play parks we come across on the way. I might even make them wear sun hats!

Leafmould Wed 08-May-13 20:04:12

Definately think the multivitamin and minerals helped. And the nice bank holiday weekend!
Hope you all enjoyed it too.

blueamber Fri 10-May-13 09:31:49

Thank for putting me on the list, Leaf. It's been a month since the vaccin now, so I can ttc in May. I stopped the pill, but since the day I was supposed to take the pill again, but didn't, I have had a constant headache. I presume this is some kind of withdrawal symptom?

Leafmould Fri 10-May-13 09:45:53

Hi blue amber.... I suffer from headaches, which I think is hormone related. I went on the pill briefly and magically they stopped! I think we can get headaches when our progesterone level is low. Hopefully your body will get used to not having a constantly high level of progesterone soon.

It can take a while for your body to get back to normal cycles after the pill though, but that doesn't mean you can't get pregnant very soon. . . Good luck!

Can I join in? smile

I'm 35, no DC yet. We're going to TTC from Jan 01 2014 grin

Currently tracking my cycle...

winterpansy Fri 10-May-13 10:54:25

Hello! Just saw the thread pop this morning - I had wondered where you all had got to!

So nice to hear from bridget - glad things are going well, even though you are a bit disconnected. I'm positive things will start to feel better for you soon. 17 weeks is amazing! I found that with DS I really only started bonding with him at the 20 week scan so hopefully your scan will help you feel a bit better. I'm so chuffed for you! Thanks for your good wishes too - really happy but scared and it's slowly sinking in. Just 6 weeks today but I'll get scan next Fri as I had some spotting so I'll feel reassured.

leaf Hope you're doing OK! Thanks for adding me to the bfp list.

Good luck and much patience to the wait-ers xx

blueamber Fri 10-May-13 12:25:33

Thanks, Leaf, that would explain a lot. Hopefully the headache will go away soon and not come back every month!

moominlike Mon 13-May-13 23:04:04

Hi all

Well it's been a very eventful week and it's only Monday! Exchanged contracts on our house today and got a job offer (having been at risk of redundancy since Christmas) - am made up on both counts grin

Hope you all enjoyed the bank holiday weekend and got some sunshine - shame the rain and cold has returned though!

I had the same thing blueamber when I used to have my 7 pill-free days (didn't get it when I changed to mini-pill), hopefully as leaf says it's just hormones adjusting so will stop once things are settled. I felt really weird the first couple of days after coming off the pill...hard to describe...just weird! It's only been 2 weeks but feels like forever!

Hope everyone has a good week.

Leafmould Tue 14-May-13 00:25:40

Hi moomin, wow, how exciting, new house new job! I hope they both bring you joy.

Blue amber hope your headache is better now

Wasn't the bank holiday weekend just what we needed! I have been reading th skin cancer versus vitamin d deficiency thread.... An interesting thread which has made me think how little actual exposure to sunlight I have had so far this year.

Well congratulations again, mommin, and I hope those things both take you a few steps further towards another sort of congratulation!

blueamber Tue 14-May-13 11:08:32

Congratulations moomin, with your job and house, it must be a really exciting time for you! It's weird not taking the pill, I've been on it for so long I can't even remember what my natural periods were like. It's also difficult to take a relaxed approach, I'm constantly thinking, come on body, hurry up and do your thing! smile

Leaf, I just read part of the Vitamin D thread as well and it's very interesting. I found out recently I have a severe vitamin D deficiency, so the GP prescribed a supplement. He said it is good anyway to take vit D when ttc/ during pregnancy. He said the deficiency can be caused by a combination of not getting enough sunlight and not absorbing it sufficiently. Apparently, even if you eat foods with vit D you still need sunlight to absorb it! So now when it's sunny I'm not putting on sunscreen immediately as I used to do, but the weather is not really helping!

My headache is gone now, although I now feel under the weather and have a sore throat, but I'm not blaming the pill for that, must have picked up a virus somewhere.

moominlike Thu 16-May-13 09:28:47

Thanks smile they say things happen in threes so fingers crossed! Far too early days for that though I think!

Wasn't aware of the current debate but it's interesting. I must admit I don't always put suncream on - only if it's proper hot or I'm going to be in the sun for a long period. Am still careful not to burn though.

On another subject... I saw a thread the other day about drinking / not drinking alcohol when you're ttc. Hadn't really worried about that tbh...still having the odd glass of wine or two (lots to celebrate!) despite not being on the pill. Any thoughts?

cornflowercrabtree Fri 17-May-13 17:54:34

Can I join?

I'll be starting ttc sometime between August and January, depending on how my back heals from surgery to a prolapsed (slipped) disc. I have a thread in oregnancy asking for advice with this.

I'm 29, no children, off the implant and using condoms. Sex drive has now gone bonkers since implant removal- pun intended-and I love being able to spot my fertile days through mucus changes smile I feel like I'm at one with the world, a human moon.

There's me vital stats!

moominlike Mon 20-May-13 23:31:37

You know that thing I said about things happening in threes?! Well number three happened today, I got my BFP grin

Am in shock and can't quite take it in but so happy smile

OwlBeThereForYou Tue 21-May-13 22:50:45

Can I join in too? I'm 24, no dc, we're waiting until we have our own house (currently house share), which I'm hoping is August time but realistically could be next year shock I'm extremely impatient and am not good at waiting so some moral support would be nice. A major part of me wants to say sod it and start now (I'm still on the pill ha!) as its probably going to take forever to get a BFP but I know sensibly that's not a good idea hmm I hate being sensible sometimes! Well enough whining, cake anyone? biscuit

OwlBeThereForYou Tue 21-May-13 22:52:01

Wow just read above, congratulations moominlike !!

PunkyPod Wed 22-May-13 08:53:13

Hey there - could I join? <nibbles on some cake from Owl>

We'll be TTC from November so a while still to go. But I am so impatient! My DD is almost 1 and I'm feeling so incredibly broody for a little squish. We had a tough start with DD as she just wouldn't BF, so the first couple of months were just a battle to breastfeed although she hated every minute of it. I soon realised breast was not best for us. And then everything changed for the better. So basically I want to experience enjoying that teeny tiny baby stage, I felt a bit robbed of it first time round.

We're getting married at the start of next year so I'm hoping to be a tiny bit preggo by then. Fingers crossed.

Congratulations Moomin grin

blueamber Wed 22-May-13 09:10:58

Congratulations moomin!

moominlike Wed 22-May-13 17:53:54

Thanks everyone! Still in shock (and POAS almost daily just to check!) as I just never expected it to happen so quick. Cheesy I know but it's my bday soon and this is the best present I could ever wish for.

Thanks for the support and good luck with WTTTC and TTC when the time comes. I will be keeping an eye out for more BFPs here smile

PunkyPod Thu 23-May-13 10:30:47

Best birthday present ever Moomin! I hope I get the best Christmas present ever smile

AnnoyedAtWork Thu 23-May-13 11:08:13

Ugh I'm so jealous of all my friends getting preggo and having cute babies! I'm 27 and have 8yo dd but have now started proper career (2yrs in) and its just the wrong time. I need to be promoted at least once first, if not twice, or I can wave bye bye to all the progress I've made!

Also want to get married first and we talk about it a lot but I know DP doesn't have the means to save for a ring although our parents would help with wedding. Ideally we would get married aug 2014 and ttc straight away but I fear both of those things may have to be delayed by at least one year. Impatient sob! confused

AnnoyedAtWork Thu 23-May-13 11:09:14

Aw I see I'm still on the list! Thanks guys xx

Buddhagirl Thu 23-May-13 23:20:52

Found ya!

Years ago I was on the old thread, The Date has been put back and back but finally we have a 100%: When we get our new house. We both have jobs, 30k deposit, come on Halifax give me my baby!

Nottalotta Fri 24-May-13 16:49:31

Hello everyone, not sure if i should be here or not but what the hell. I am 35, no children. Been married a week today!! (yey!) Was on depo provera for six years, last injection sept 2012 so was 'covered' til 6th december when i didn't have another jab. Still no AF appeared yet. So, while i probably can't say we are ttc, i am not trying to not concieve (make sense??) went to docs today re snottiness and mentioned lack of AF and he sent me off for blood tests to check for hormone probs. Trying not to worry but very aware of my age.

FaddyPeony Fri 24-May-13 21:57:22

Hi everyone, I'm going to join in too!

Firstly huge congrats moominlike. And also to you, Nottalotta on your recent wedding. I am your wedding twin, I also got married a week ago today! It was a fab day.

We have tentatively talked about ttc #2 in the autumn - most likely from the end of September. I have a 16 month old already, who is fab. She was seriously hard work as a small baby and I couldn't understand my peer who also had small babies talking about how great it was and how they wanted to try for #2 straight away! But now I get it. DD is just lovely.

I'm taking Dianette (pill) at the moment, mostly for my skin. It's not a great drug to be on, I'm well aware, and I'm planning to stop taking it around end of August. I'm well aware that it could take me quite some time to conceive, as my periods can be a bit irregular. That said, DD wasn't planned at all and was a happy accident!

Buddhagirl Fri 24-May-13 22:08:01

Yay for all the newly weds smile

It took me 1.5 years to get my periods back after depo, but I've heard they can come back much sooner. You might conceive having not had a period!

Buddhagirl Fri 24-May-13 22:10:12

BFP's
Loveyouforevermybaby  , OP, due August.
amiready
Winterpansy , due beginning January
Possibly some more, including Bridget and the hairy brigands , but we need people to report back with these details!

April
Zen nudist age 34 ttc #2 April/may?
caramal ttc#2 hopefully April.
orbis non sufficit age 35 ttc#1 April 
horseygirl1  ttc#2
moominlike age 32 ttc#1
Frizz1986 ttc#1
duddlepuck
MrsHuxtable , age 29, ttc#2 April
Maybe again ttc#3
Fairy pants ttc#3 
Johnand kymberley ttc#1 

May
definately sometime age 30 ttc#1 May.
toomuchlaptop age 36 ttc#2
kate Beckett ttc#1
Suddenly squeamish  ttc#1 after house move.
Miss calamity , age 33 ttc#2 when oh ready.

In a few months/later in the year
sorelip ttc#2
labourgirl
Ginger and cocoa , ttc#1 when dh ready
Pizza queen ttc#2 when dp ready

June
popsicle1984 age 28 ttc#1

July
painted cat age 22 ttc #1
iwish age 27 ttc#2

August
part1 ttc#2 
Tranquilitybaby ttc#2 on hols in Mexico!

September
Porridge with almond milk

Autumn
twojackrussellsandababy ttc#2
Jetblack61 ttc#1 after hols in Australia, age 28
Don't squeeze the tea bag  ttc#1 after a wedding and a new bathroom.
Alohomora , age 31 ttc1 after wedding party in June and in time for summer baby!
Visualise a horse , ttc#2 when dc1 is 18 months

November 2013
waiting 2wait2wait

December 2013
tigerstripes

Mid 2014
thundernlightning 

September2014 (or2015)
madamelebean ttc #2

End 2014
ithinkineedahug

June 2015
lollydollydrop

Indefinite or vague
mintberry
witchesbrew&biscuits ttc#2
lindamagoo 41 ttc #3
Happygolucky in oz age 29 ttc#1 when partner back in work.
leafmould age 35 ttc#3 when partner ready.....
Buddhagirl 28 ttc #1 when moved out of the inlaws house.

AnnoyedAtWork Sun 26-May-13 22:26:41

Really tempted to say "fuck it" and do it now...

Finances wise, conceiving next June would be the earliest we can afford

But that is still quite soon! smile

Now to convince DP and my sensible career minded side!

Buddhagirl Tue 28-May-13 22:58:09

Reading this forum freaks me out, I just know I'm going to have a hard time conceiving... Which is odd as you can't predict these things.

I'm so fed up with waiting. Yes it would be better to be in our own house but we have good jobs and a decent deposit, it can take a while to get pregnant and then it's 9 months anyway! As soon as dh gets his first pay check from his new job I'll be kicking in Halifax's door.

Pretty sad... I looked up how much a clear blue fertility monitor was on ebay. A lot as it turns out.

FaddyPeony Tue 28-May-13 23:10:02

Buddhagirl... I always had a very strong feeling that I would find ttc difficult - irregular periods, etc. But then DD got conceived when TTC was the last thing on our minds. Totally not in any way planned - we were just careless with contraception. It was very silly really because we rent and at the time I was on a career break to pursue a hobby - meaning no maternity leave and feck all funds!

But it was all absolutely fine. I was able to pick up part-time work again fairly quickly after having DD. The house we rent isn't particularly baby-friendly (marble floors, arghhh), but it's the only home she's known. That you both have good jobs is brilliant and very important. Owning your own house...still nice, but less important IMO smile

Buddhagirl Wed 29-May-13 00:07:36

Thanks Faddy, that helps. I know I'm being illogical. I think partly I want to start ttc so I know either way. Weird.

DH doesn't want to start ttc until we are in our new house, so I'll have to wait. I'll live, first world problems!

Buddhagirl Wed 29-May-13 00:08:57

Madame, fuck it, do it. Money isn't everything as long as you won't be hungry or homeless.

FaddyPeony Wed 29-May-13 10:18:06

Just saw from the stats list that you're living with your ILs, Buddhagirl - in that case your DH's want to wait is understandable! Hope you get there soon anyway smile

DisneyDiva87 Wed 29-May-13 12:16:11

Buddha I have 1 packet of clearblue and then I am just buying cheapies, the clearblue is for that wonderful moment when I get a BFP on my cheapie tests.

That way I'm not wasting money unnecessarily but will still have the assurance that I'm not imagining that 2nd line.

Buddhagirl Wed 29-May-13 17:51:43

Faddy : yeah fair plays!

Disney : i meant the monitor that tells you when your most fertile days are, £60!

Definitelysometime Wed 29-May-13 18:42:15

Hello fellow soon-to-be-TTCers. I've been absent from the boards for a few months, dutifully taking folic acid and trying to not think about impending TTC too much. I have (drunkenly) celebrated my 30th - a big pre-children milestone for me - and AF has just arrived meaning, I suppose, that I am officially TTC! Meep!

Are others in the May / June lists about to start? How are you feeling?!

I'm a bit panicky now that the time is just around the corner. Not enough money saved, feeling too young and immature, scared about our whole lives flipping on their heads etc. Which I realise is ridiculous as it might well take us four years.

And, as my MIL says, sometimes in life you just need to close your eyes, hold hands, and jump off...

Buddhagirl Wed 29-May-13 18:51:20

Hello there smile how exciting! I agree with mil, your married, 30, perfect time smile
I reckon a lot of people have worries about their lives changing and money, etc.

Definitelysometime Wed 29-May-13 19:52:37

Thanks Buddha - it does feel like the right timing. It's just blimmin scary the whole thing, isn't it? I'd really hoped we'd own our own place before TTC but house prices (hell, even itsy bitsy studio flat prices) round here mean that won't happen for a while. Maybe ever. Are you hoping to TTC as soon as the mortgage agreement is in your hand?

DisneyDiva87 Wed 29-May-13 20:36:33

Ah ok, my bad Buddha. I'll just slink off to sit quietly in the corner now...

I agree with your MIL Definitely that's pretty much what all the females with kids have been saying to me and hubby. He finally agreed when his sister announced her pregnancy. Besides, I bet you'll wonder what on earth you were worried about once you have that cute little bundle of trouble in your arms.

peeohayess Wed 29-May-13 20:48:31

Hello...just popping in to say congratulations to all the BFPs. I posted briefly on the first thread and have continued to lurk, although don't always have time to post. Am jolly broody and would like to ttc now but we have talked about it and will be waiting until December 2013 by which time we will have freed up some money and hopefully will be in a position to consider moving from our 2-bed to get a bit more space. Aware that time is ticking on for me and my biological clock is getting louder by the day!

<waves at everyone>

<returns to lurking>

moominlike Thu 30-May-13 07:43:25

Definitelysometime I agree with your MIL, friends who've had kids tell me there's never a 'right' time (although granted there are better and worse times hence this waiting thread!). I got my BFP last week just after accepting a new job and have been really stressed out because of that. But after a stern talking to from my bf and mum I'm trying not to worry about that and just enjoy my pregnancy (eeeek it still feels weird saying that!)

Oh also I assumed it would take us ages to get a BFP too. It took 3 weeks. It happens!

DisneyDiva87 Thu 30-May-13 08:21:34

I got butterflies in my tummy reading that Moomin! I can't wait to be pregnant!

moominlike Thu 30-May-13 18:22:39

smile don't think I'll ever forget that moment when "Pregnant 1-2" appeared on the cb digital screen. I think it makes it even more mind blowing when you've had to wait to even try.

Definitelysometime Thu 30-May-13 18:30:59

Congratulations Moomin - that's fantastic. It must feel completely surreal! I can't wait for AF to hurry up and bugger off so I can have a go!

moominlike Thu 30-May-13 20:05:06

Yeah it still is! Exciting times ahead then, looking forward to seeing lots more BFPs on here smile

Buddhagirl Fri 31-May-13 22:36:25

Disney! Come back! drags you from the corner. These conceiving gadgets are complicated.

I can't imagine a bfp either. Think I'd instantly worry about MC. Not that anyone should do that! keeps on digging

Buddhagirl Fri 31-May-13 22:37:22

It annoys me you can't add stars to indicate your doing something as it just goes bold.

moominlike Fri 31-May-13 22:42:37

Me too...I think people use < > (or something like that?!) on here.

ThedementedPenguin Sun 02-Jun-13 23:06:47

Awk Buddha you forgot me off the list.

Sorry I've been AWOL. I got my smear results back, everything is fine. Although I do have my 6 month colposcopy on the 25th June. Fingers crossed all goes well for it.

So today I took my last pill. So while we are technically not trying for a baby we are not being careful either. I was on cerrazette so I decided to come off earlier than planned to get my Af back. I'm dreading that. sad

Oh moomin how exciting for you. 3 big things in one week.

My Dp (or should I say newly Df) and I got engaged 2 weeks ago. So all exciting. Been looking on the wedding topic here it's so interesting, although it will be ages before we get married.

How's everyone doing?

DisneyDiva87 Mon 03-Jun-13 09:19:55

I was on cerazette and I got AF after 5 weeks from stopping, hopefully you won't have too long to wait either, just don't google it!

ThedementedPenguin Mon 03-Jun-13 11:09:10

Disney I've already googled. But I'm optimistic at the moment. I'm not in any major rush.

So I'll re introduce myself I am Demented, I have a nearly 9 month old ds. First time TTCing although its number 2. My ds was my precious happy little surprise smile

Buddhagirl Mon 03-Jun-13 12:40:41

Aw sorry demented I was being selfish and just added myself! Hope you get that bfp soon smile

Buddhagirl Mon 03-Jun-13 12:45:53

Was discussing moving out of the inlaws house yesterday with dh and he came out with "maybe in a couple of months if moving out is taking too long we could just start ttc while saving loads of money" (we are very spoilt, have a whole floor of the house and don't pay rent, it would be feasible to start ttc... Noise wise, if you get my drift blush) plus every month we don't move out we save about 1k. So now I don't know when it will happen! As soon as he gets his first pay check from his new job we can get the ball rolling with the house. I'm so impatient!!

DisneyDiva87 Mon 03-Jun-13 13:15:03

Me and hubby started TTC and then a friend of hubby's has come to stay until he gets himself a new house, the walls between our rooms are just plaster board...

Buddhagirl Mon 03-Jun-13 13:56:15

He he smile

ThedementedPenguin Mon 03-Jun-13 21:09:05

Oh it's okay Buddha I'm not too worried.

Oh disney talk about bad timing. sad can I ask when you came off cerrazette did you have a 'withdrawal' bleed or nothing until week 5?

DisneyDiva87 Mon 03-Jun-13 22:50:35

Here's a helpful post... confused

I am not 100% sure about the withdrawal bleed cause I was having a bit of spotting at the time I stopped taking cerazette (wish I had waited till after spotting stopped now but I was too darn excited at the time!) I counted the bleed after 5 weeks as my first period even though it might not have been.

ItCameFromOuterSpace Mon 03-Jun-13 23:37:23

Hello everyone, I've since nc but am the OP. am currently 29+1 and washing everyone good luck with ttc or wttc. bridget huge congrats on your BFP just seen this!

moominlike Tue 04-Jun-13 09:01:40

I also googled about cerazette and was a bit shock but everyone is different. The last time I came off it AF returned within about 5/6 weeks. This time AF didn't get a look in!

Hi OP nice to hear things are going well smile

Amymia03 Tue 04-Jun-13 21:11:18

Hi everyone,

Could I join please?
I'm 28, I have one DD aged 9, feeling really broody at the moment and would love to add to our family.
We have a family holiday end of July, I then have a hen do in ibiza at the end of August, so having to wait until after then.
I am a little worried as I have had two mirena coils, without a break inbetween for the past 8 years. Any advice on when I should have it removed before starting to try?

DisneyDiva87 Wed 05-Jun-13 09:56:21

If you know you are going to start trying soon Amy I don't see why you couldn't book to get the coil out now, it could take a couple of months for your first AF to come through and the first couple probably won't be regular so you could just use condoms for a couple of months if you want to wait? It will help with knowing when you've ov'd if your periods are more regular when you start TTC.

I think that's what I would do if it was me.

20122012 Wed 05-Jun-13 10:07:35

Hi mummies and mummies to be.

Can I join? I currently have a DD who is 6 months. Was thinking of ttc DC2. Wanted to get others thoughts on ttc whilst ebfing?? Is it possible??

Ta v much ladies.

FaddyPeony Wed 05-Jun-13 10:20:16

Hi 20122012. Have your periods returned yet? Mine didn't come back until DD was about 12 months but everyone's different.I guess at 6months your DD is probably still having plenty of feeds (at night too I'd imagine)? I think it's definitely possible to get pregnant while breastfeeding, though, many women have!

I've more or less decided I'm going to come off the pill mid-August. I'm going to a wedding in September and I'd quite like to be able to have a few drinks at it, so probably will use condoms until then. It feels so weird to be deciding this though, almost feel like I'm jinxing things...

20122012 Wed 05-Jun-13 10:51:35

Aww don't say that faddypeony. I'm sure it's not jinxed anything. How old is you DC now?

No periods as yet. Although with weaning and less feeds - I have notice in last few weeks feeds are not as often as before - I'm thinking periods will return. Just wondering if they don't could I still conceive?

I would like my body back, but at same time thinking I should try to have another as close to the first so that I can do all the nappies, waking at night in the next few years. Also with maternity leave I'd get more time off again with dd1. Just wanted to get others thoughts on age gaps for baby no2 really.

ThedementedPenguin Wed 05-Jun-13 14:07:40

20122012 my ds is nearly 9 months old. Donor much older than yours, We have finally agreed to start TTC number 2.

Are you waiting for a specific time or going to start once periods return?

20122012 Wed 05-Jun-13 15:22:34

Hi thedementedpenguin. Ideally, as anal as it sounds I'd like next baby to be one school year after dd1 which means conceiving by November lol. But that's silly of me!! So we are basically ttc now. Obviously would help if periods returned to make it easier to track But given that you can conceive without having a period technically means that I could get pregnant now!?

What about you? Are you ebfing? Have your periods returned?

Buddhagirl Wed 05-Jun-13 17:27:54

Well my dh is all over the place, first it was wait til the new house, then it was stay with inlaws and save money while ttc, then it was seriously consider ttc when we have mortgage in principle and more money and been in his new job for a while. Make up your bloody mind!

I feel like someone else is dictating (and constantly changing) a massive part of my life. Obviously it needs to be a mutual decision when we are both ready and in a good place, I just wish he would make up his mind as to when that might be! It would be easier to have the flat rule : when we have the new new house, even though that is further away at least I would know for sure.

Buddhagirl Wed 05-Jun-13 17:30:02

Do you guys think it is just as (or more) frustrating waiting to ttc #2 than #1?

DisneyDiva87 Wed 05-Jun-13 17:31:43

DH and I had that same problem Buddha thing is there will always be something to wait for even when you have a house. My argument to DH was "what if we buy a house now then have a kid and find the house isn't suitable anymore" Our current priorities are going to be completely flipped on their heads when a baby comes along. I also really struggled with him saying "lets just do it" and then "no lets wait" it really messes you about so make sure he knows how it affects you emotionally.

Buddhagirl Wed 05-Jun-13 17:39:02

I'll give him a few more months of changing his mind then I'll pin him down to a decision, there will be no place to hide, mwahaha.

Luckily we decided to get a house that will last us for a while, taking into account a nice road, 2 bedrooms, half decent schools. So, thats cool.

I would not cope well if he said let's go for it then changed his mind!

Buddhagirl Wed 05-Jun-13 17:41:36

Disney, can't see you on the list, how long do you have to wait?

Amymia03 Wed 05-Jun-13 18:38:25

Thank you disneydiva for your advice. Your right, it would make more sense to have the coil removed now, and give my body a chance to get back to normal. X

DisneyDiva87 Wed 05-Jun-13 18:56:02

I am actually TTC now buddha but when I first started on these boards I was still waiting for my AF after stopping the pill so don't think I am actually on the list. This is my first cycle. I just kept on popping in Here Felt too rude to just stop cause I was TTC!

ThedementedPenguin Wed 05-Jun-13 20:45:23

20122012 I'm not ebf. My periods had returned after birth but I was on cerazette from November and my last period was over Christmas. So I'm waiting for it to return now. But we are pretty much happy for it to happen when ever it's right.

Oh buddha I hope you and your Dh can agree sometime soon. It's probably a good idea to give him some time then start the chat again. I'd imagine its very frustrating hearing all different ideas. Although it is a hard decision to make. So he could be afraid to do it in the wrong order.

I agree about finding this frustrating. We never TTC number 1. He was a lovely surprise so planning and waiting is annoying. Although I'm going to try and have plans everyday so I'm not sitting thinking bout it all the time, as it can completely take over your whole thought.

Amy I agree. It would be a great idea to take the coil out now, that way it gives your body time to readjust.

OwlBeThereForYou Wed 05-Jun-13 20:50:08

Buddha that is how I feel, our waiting is depending on our own home, which is waiting for a better job for DH, it feels like it's waiting for everyone else rather than what we want. And there are days where we say fuck it, it's probably gonna take ages anyway, but then we have to be sensible hmm I don't want to be sensible any more!

OwlBeThereForYou Wed 05-Jun-13 20:53:00

Also any tiny "symptom" I get over excited...even tho I'm still on the pill hmm I'm pretty sure I imagine most of them grin

Not imagining this weeks sore boobs tho, they definitely hurt...sorry if that was tmi and you didn't want to knowgrin

Buddhagirl Fri 07-Jun-13 19:17:26

Thanks everyone, Disney you should stay and cheer us on and inject patience!

So I lasted 2 days instead of 2 months before I asked -- manipulated-- dh into making a decision and I'm glad I did as we 100% agreed on September!! <Jumps around> That is not that long, Squeee :D

Buddhagirl Fri 07-Jun-13 19:18:30

My strike-through failed on my tablet sad

Amymia03 Fri 07-Jun-13 20:13:10

Great news Buddha girl, it's exciting to have a month decided. smile I'm excited but really nervous about becoming pregnant again, it's been almost 10 years. Please tell me that second time is easier

Congratulations Buddhagirl! It'll be September in no time!

MissCalamity Sun 09-Jun-13 10:13:25

Hello everyone,

I am loving this thread, glad to know there's people in the same boat I'm in!

Well, I don't know when we are going to TTC - had a chat with the other half on Monday, and said I didn't want to leave things too late, he's been mulling it over, and has asked DS if he wants a little brother or sister, DS said NO. But then I had a chat with him and he changed his mind, only if he got a brother...!

I only have one pill packet left after this month, so I will refuse to go and get anymore! We're going away for a few days tomorrow, so hopefully I can attempt to convince OH, we're going away with friends and their two children, so hopefully he can see how good it is with two. grin

So, it's hopefully going to be July for me now (fingers crossed!)

Good luck everyone else!

Buddhagirl Mon 10-Jun-13 13:41:11

Miss calamity hope July is your month smile

I'm waiting impatiently. Worried dh will change his mind in sept. But what can you do. I'm so not a worrier normally, this ttc stuff turns me into a nut job, I really hope we don't have problems ttc or I'm going to be a nightmare!

ThedementedPenguin Mon 10-Jun-13 17:03:59

Hi Miss Calamity. That's what I done. Refused to get another pill packet. Hopefully things start happening quickly for you. How old is your ds?

I'm so fed up waiting for Af to come. I'm dreading it but wishing it would hurry up as I'd like a rough idea of dates, when/if it happens.

Hope everyone had a good weekend smile

Buddhagirl Thu 13-Jun-13 12:41:04

I just bought this http://www.vitabiotics.com/pregnacare/hisandher_main.aspx

Keen much? Hid it from dh for a while as he would just roll his eyes and I don't want to pile the pressure on, quite worried he is going to u-turn on the September date.

SuddenlySqueamish Thu 13-Jun-13 15:50:26

Oh wow you've grown and burst in to new thread!

Just coming back on to MN for first time in ages. I was on the other thread and was waiting for house move chaos to be over to start TTC. Well we've moved and the chaos is mostly over. Still have junk in boxes but I'm down to only rearranging everything once a week now so that's kinda settled!
I did get offered a new job though which kinda threw me off a bit. But figured it might take a while anyway and it's only a year's contract so can't let that stop us! My first AF after moving was 4 days late which got me really excited. Normally have a regular as clockwork 29 day cycle but moving stress must have knocked me off kilter. But those few days of wondering if we'd manage to conceive without even trying made me ridiciulously excited and sure that now is the right time. So I guess I should hop on over to the TTC thread. Just wanted to drop by and say hello. Hope all goes well and this waiting time flies by for you all. smile

moominlike Sat 15-Jun-13 07:55:56

Hi SS I remember you from the original thread, glad the move went well. Also just moved house (though not as far as you!) and just about finished the boxes! Hope all goes well with TTC, I never made it onto another thread as my BFP happened v.quickly and I still lurk here to see how everyone's doing smile

MissCalamity Sat 15-Jun-13 10:42:23

Hi again,
Back from our small mini break, OH has been put off having a second for life! Our DS (3.6) & our friends DS (3.10) were fighting quite a lot and I did keep reaching for the alcohol myself..! They're just trying to assert themselves into top dog & I kept trying to explain having a second wouldn't be like that as they're be 4+ years difference. DS was protective of their little girl (1.5) & although didn't go out of his way to play with her. Our friends were arguing a bit between themselves so that again has put him off, grrr!

I'm still not getting any more pills though & have bought the folic acid.

I remember trying to convince him to TTC the first time, one of the biggest green lights was when the friends we were away with announced they were pregnant, so he has a friend to moan with for life.

Fingers crossed for everyone!

ItsSoFluffyImGonnaDie Wed 26-Jun-13 22:10:35

Hi all

I lurked on the last thread but didn't think we'd ever be in a position to make a decision but DH and I have finally decided we're going to start trying in September! We've been married 5 years in September and we'll be trying for our 1st.

I came off the pill in march after many years and was surprised that things started to get back to normal quite quickly. Since then I've been taking conception vitamins and DH has just started taking his too. I'm charting and using opk's with a CBFM ready and waiting for closer to the time smile

I see that this thread has already had some bfps so hopefully that will continue for the rest of us when our time comes!

ItsSoFluffyImGonnaDie Wed 26-Jun-13 22:22:38

BFP's
Loveyouforevermybaby , OP, due August.
amiready
Winterpansy , due beginning January
Possibly some more, including Bridget and the hairy brigands , but we need people to report back with these details!

April
Zen nudist age 34 ttc #2 April/may?
caramal ttc#2 hopefully April.
orbis non sufficit age 35 ttc#1 April
horseygirl1 ttc#2
moominlike age 32 ttc#1
Frizz1986 ttc#1
duddlepuck
MrsHuxtable , age 29, ttc#2 April
Maybe again ttc#3
Fairy pants ttc#3
Johnand kymberley ttc#1

May
definately sometime age 30 ttc#1 May.
toomuchlaptop age 36 ttc#2
kate Beckett ttc#1
Suddenly squeamish ttc#1 after house move.
Miss calamity , age 33 ttc#2 when oh ready.

In a few months/later in the year
sorelip ttc#2
labourgirl
Ginger and cocoa , ttc#1 when dh ready
Pizza queen ttc#2 when dp ready

June
popsicle1984 age 28 ttc#1

July
painted cat age 22 ttc #1
iwish age 27 ttc#2

August
part1 ttc#2
Tranquilitybaby ttc#2 on hols in Mexico!

September
Porridge with almond milk
It's so fluffy I'm gonna die age 29 ttc#1

Autumn
twojackrussellsandababy ttc#2
Jetblack61 ttc#1 after hols in Australia, age 28
Don't squeeze the tea bag ttc#1 after a wedding and a new bathroom.
Alohomora , age 31 ttc1 after wedding party in June and in time for summer baby!
Visualise a horse , ttc#2 when dc1 is 18 months

November 2013
waiting 2wait2wait

December 2013
tigerstripes

Mid 2014
thundernlightning

September2014 (or2015)
madamelebean ttc #2

End 2014
ithinkineedahug

June 2015
lollydollydrop

Indefinite or vague
mintberry
witchesbrew&biscuits ttc#2
lindamagoo 41 ttc #3
Happygolucky in oz age 29 ttc#1 when partner back in work.
leafmould age 35 ttc#3 when partner ready.....
Buddhagirl 28 ttc #1 when moved out of the inlaws house.

Buddhagirl Sun 14-Jul-13 21:49:31

Hope everyone is still moving forward or graduating on to new threads smile might even have some bfp by now.

I dug this thread out of the woodwork to moan. DH was 100% September, yesterday he casually says "I reckon about 8 months to a year before a baby" I said if it's 8 months then that will be a miracle! DH looks confused and says "no I meant til we start trying" I was very much WTF we agreed on Sept. Did we he says? I thought we were going to wait until we are settled in our new hous.
Basically he forgot we brought it forward, and is now adamant on 8-12 months. I've not spoken a word aboutit not wwanting to rock the boat thinking that September was set in stone. Silly me!
Just shows how this is really not a big deal for him if he can just forget. Yet he is totally no not til spring next year at the earliest. He didn't do anything malicious I just want to strangle him. I really want this and I find it hard to accept it is always in someone else's hands.

Believe me he will not be forgetting March 2014!

Gutted.

Buddhagirl Mon 15-Jul-13 21:44:15

Warning - More moaning

Just had a massive row about ttc. Long and short of it is he has now decided we will be in poverty if we have a child (not true) and we need to wait until we are in our new house which could easily be a year.

I'm giving up, when he is ready we will start, I'll have to wait and by then if we leave it too late for 2 children then clearly I just have to deal with that.

Fed up of this whole bloody thing.

/end moan

ItsSoFluffyImGonnaDie Wed 17-Jul-13 15:41:25

Oh Buddha that's so crap. It'll probably be difficult to do as it's all so raw at the moment but could you not explain to him just how much this means to you?

There was a thing in the London Metro this morning about guys saying they don't realise they're ready for kids until they have one, maybe show him that? I'll see if I can find a link

ItsSoFluffyImGonnaDie Wed 17-Jul-13 15:47:20
happygoluckyinOz Thu 18-Jul-13 07:29:49

I’m back! Sorry I haven’t posted in a while.

When I last posted I said that I didn’t know when we would be TTC as it all depended on when DH got a job…. Well he got a job!! He’s been contracting for 3 months on a six month contract, so things remained the same as he wouldn’t commit to trying until he was in a permanent job…. Ok so now he starts a new PERMANENT job on Monday! “Yay” we all cry, baby time! Alas no….

So now he said we have to wait until we’ve paid off the credit card and some furniture we put on a ‘buy now pay later’ as he doesn’t want to try when we’ve still got some debt to clear. Ok, I can wait a teensy bit longer – should have cleared those things by the end of September. So I’m all happy thinking it’s going to be soon – then he says what about our Christmas holiday? We’re flying to Melbourne on Christmas Day to stay the week and go out for NYE then flying back. He thinks if we try from September then there’s a chance I’ll be in my morning sickness, first 3 months phase and won’t want to go/be able to go. Hmmm so I say, ok we’ll try when we’re on holiday then…

Now it’s his 30th Birthday in April next year, he wants to go to Vietnam for 2 weeks. He really doesn’t want to try before then as he thinks we won’t have a good time if we go whilst I’m pregnant.

Feel like banging my head against a wall sometimes – it’s always waiting for one more thing! sad

happygoluckyinOz Thu 18-Jul-13 07:46:12

Budda your DH sounds exactly like mine! Keeps shifting the goal posts and then sulks when you get annoyed. We've had quite a few tearey rows over this already as I always feel like I'm the one waiting for HIM to be ready. hmm

BananaRaces Thu 18-Jul-13 16:28:18

Hi all,
I think it's about time I stopped lurking and joined in with this thread. Me and DH have been married for just over a year. Until recently he kept saying how I will "make a great mum", and then looking like a rabbit in headlights whenever I talked about TTC being anything other than something which happens in the very distant future. We are both turning 30 this year and although I know that's not really that old to start trying, I'm just petrified of not being able to conceive (for some reason) so I really wanted some kind of timeline.
Anyway, after explaining to DH very gently that having a timeline doesn't mean we have to start trying right now, we actually managed to have a sensible conversation about TTC the other evening and we will be TTC next summer - Yay!
I should add that this was exactly what I was hoping for, because for various reasons (some of which might "out" me, so I won't mention them) we couldn't TTC much earlier than that anyway!
I hope that joining this thread will let me vent my excitement and help me to not badger DH over the next few months, so hello there waiting to TTC thread... Please prepare yourselves for my over-excitement! grin

coconut84 Thu 18-Jul-13 17:53:55

Hello all, I've been lurking on this thread for a while and I think its finally time I said hello.
I'm not tcc atm, altho OH and I have spoken about it briefly, we both want children but he wants us to be married before we start trying (he hasn't popped the question yet... so i'm waiting for that too!) I turn 30 in Jan, and he has a special holiday planned for us so...
I had to have an ovary removed when I was younger so I do worry about tcc and there are other issues that may make it more difficult for us. so I'm hoping if i'm here I won't hound him with my worries all the time.

gwenabee85 Thu 18-Jul-13 18:38:22

oooh, just looked in here for the first time, have been hanging around infertility, probably prematurely, but I'm paranoid! blush

I'm 27 and have been married just over a year. We decided we'd start ttc after we'd been married a year, but then decided we'd like to try for an autumn baby, so moved it back to Dec 2013/Jan 2014. I've been on the pill for 9 years so decided to come off Jan this year to get cycle again and then didn't get any AF so started freaking out! Went to GP who sent me for tests straight away, had my first gynae appointment a week ago today, who prescribed prog tablets so could do further blood tests. Was due to start taking them on Monday and today got AF, don't think I've ever been so pleased! I'm going to go for day 21 tests tomorrow anyway, don't want to jinx it, but I'm so glad my body decided to do this on its own!

I'm now painfully aware that it could take us a long time to get pregnant, but I feel better about the idea that I COULD do now, as I've ov'd (I hope!) so the Dec 13/Jan 14 plan is go :D

happygoluckyinOz Fri 19-Jul-13 01:34:58

Good to see a couple of lurkers joining the foray into 'waiting'! grin

Well, after my initial frustration yesterday I went home and tried to have a sensible talk with the DH. He said he just wanted to have 'one last big holiday' where I wasn't worried about what I was eating/drinking. I can understand this, but at the same time I really feel like times ticking away and we'd talked about having children by now but things have always cropped up to stop us.

So the compromise I think we've agreed on is that we will ttc at the beginning of December in the hope we'll be lucky and get pregnant sometime in Dec/Jan so that I'll be over the 12 week hump by the time his birthday trip comes around. This way it shouldn't interfere with Melbourne too much (as I'll either get preggers there or be only just) and I should hopefully be at the 4 month mark when heading to Vietnam and still be able to get around and not be showing too much.

If it doesn't happen for us in Dec/Jan then we'll put it on hold until we're in Vietnam and try from April again.

I feel like this is some kind of progress anyway!

happygoluckyinOz Fri 19-Jul-13 01:53:19

Quick question for us waiters - how long before ttc do you stop with the pill?

I'm on microgynon at the moment and have been for years, before that it was the patch and before that the Depo (so 15 years all up on contraception). So I'm potentially 4.5 months away from ttc but think DH might freak if I stop taking it now...

Nottalotta Fri 19-Jul-13 18:59:39

Hello again all. Well, i posted a few pages ago about having come off depo and waiting for af......gp sent me for initial blood tests for hormone levels - all fine. Got first af last Thursday!! First period after 7 - 8 yrs on depo. So, crack on you might think but no, Dh gave up his job last month with no new one. Very frustrating as i am 36 in august and no children as yet.

We need to have the conversation as up til now we have not used protection but obviously with the return of af i could potentially get up duffed.

gwenabee85 Fri 19-Jul-13 19:57:51

Happygolucky, stop now! It's just taken me 7 months to get first af after 9 years!

happygoluckyinOz Mon 22-Jul-13 08:58:33

Ok so today is my first day not taking a pill shock
Had my week "off" and withdrawal bleed so today is the day I should have started a new pack.

DH is in denial, but he's going along with it. Looked horrified at the weekend when I was putting the condoms in the shopping trolly! grin To be honest I'm I but squeamish with them as well. We've never had to use them before in the 10 years we've been together!

So just need to be extra careful for the next 4 months! smile

Nottalotta Mon 22-Jul-13 13:34:26

Well we dtd Sunday a.m. Which would be day 11 of my cycle. Not in a premeditated way, just happened. Although it might just happen tomorrow aswell. :-)

Buddhagirl Tue 23-Jul-13 11:03:59

Hi everyone,

Yay to people coming off contraception.

happygolucky Ha ha horrified at condoms, thats funny. In terms of how long to come off before ttc, I spoke to my GP about it and she said periods can take up to 9 months to return to normal! So depends on how long you want to use condoms for i suppose. I know after depo it can take 2 years (took me 1.5 years).

I would not be happy to leave it right to the last min as it will probobly take 1-2 cycles min to regulate and start ovulating again atc.

DH and I are still hashing out a start date, but good news he is 100% ok with me not going back on the patch. Yay! good first step. I'm currently experiencing ovulation pain which is making me extremely happy LOL. As soon as we move in to our new house, as soon as we move into our new house. Come on NatWest, give us a mortgage.

That NatWest advert gets me everytime "Then the bank gave mummy and daddy money to buy there own house.....so they could have me" que tears from Buddhagirl <rolls eyes>

Nottalotta Excellent news about dtd without contraception. Could be BFP soon smile

Alohomora Tue 23-Jul-13 11:42:16

I should pop back in and confess that after a few months of pure stress and running around like headless chickens (hence no posting here!) we're back from honeymoon, looking forward to things calming down have decided to just get on with ttc - it's unlikely to happen straight away anyway, and this way we get some nice relaxed practice runs in before things get serious! Hey, it's only 2 months early, anyway.

happygolucky I understand him a bit, I'm not fond of the things - it's not the fiddlyness, it's the smell, and the fact that you have to be pretty quickish afterwards - hems in my afterglow, not happy. But other than that dtd is still fantastic with condoms, so tell your fella not to worry!

gwenabee85 Tue 23-Jul-13 13:26:46

Happygolucky, we're almost ttc buddies, we're starting late Dec/early Jan, I can't wait, it's driving me mad! And I've just finished my first real af in over 9 years, so we are also now going back to condoms :/

Alohomora, yay! I'm trying to convince dh we should just start now but no luck so far..

Buddhagirl - good luck!

Buddhagirl Tue 23-Jul-13 22:29:26

Just noticed my horrendous spelling.

We could even make a "condom thread, pointless thread version 2".

Happygolucky and gwenabee, I may well be joining you in dec/Jan. Is it just me or is that ages away!?

happygoluckyinOz Wed 24-Jul-13 03:00:12

Yay having a ttc buddies! buddhagirl yes it does seem like a lifetime away, especially now I've stopped taking the pill! Feels like we should be getting on with it now, but I know in my head it's not the right time just yet although if we had a happy accident I'm sure we'd be alright. DH always said he wanted to buy a house (did that in Feb) and get a permanent job (started on Monday) so I do feel like we've met his criteria!! Although I can see his point about clearing the credit card ($10k) and getting air conditioning installed - no-one wants a summer in Perth with no air con believe me!!

Never really even thought about how long it would take to get back to normal after contraception, just presumed that it would all fall back into place straight away hmm It was one of the reasons I came off the depo - as they said it could take up to a year, but I stopped that around 2007 so I'm hoping that's all gone now and it's just stopping the pill to contend with. I never thought I'd be nervously waiting the arrival of AF that's for sure! smile

I just hope we catch on when we want, the couple of people who've had children around me dropped on first time lucky, so I hope I can pick up some of that luck!

Aloho here's hoping you get a nice surprise sometime soon!

Buddhagirl Wed 24-Jul-13 07:43:19

Pregnant in Perth with no aircon, yikes!

I have an unhelpful 6 months in my head, if it doesn't happen after 6 months of ttc then I'll be getting worried. Can't imagine it happening 1st time!

Glad you also think it is a lifetime away, logically it is not though, be Xmas before we know it. Folic acid in sept /Oct?

happygoluckyinOz Wed 24-Jul-13 07:48:46

Yeah, wouldn't be pleasant! We bought the house in Feb at the tail end of Summer and it was bleeding hot!! Almost caved and bought a portable one, but persisted with it until it cooled down as we knew we'd get a ducted system installed before the hot weather comes back. It's also a factor in planning when to ttc, I didn't want to be heavily pregnant throughout Jan/Feb/Mar which are the hottest months. Figured having a baby in Sept/Oct/Nov would be perfect as I'd get the summer off work! grin

I've started on the folic acid already, decided to just switch to taking that pill instead of my contraceptive one - then if we do have an 'accident' I'd be covered! smile

Nottalotta Wed 24-Jul-13 10:17:13

happygoluckyinoz how long for your cycle to get back to normal after coming off depo? Or did you go straight onto the pill? My last jab was sept and just had a period this month. So unsure when i will get another!

happygoluckyinOz Wed 24-Jul-13 11:19:29

I went straight on the patch and the straight on the pill, haven't had a normal cycle in 15 years so will be interesting to see how long it takes! shock

Buddhagirl Wed 24-Jul-13 13:41:15

wtf, AF today sad so that was a 14 day cycle! It so felt like ovulation pain yesterday but could not have been as AF today. I'm cross now. 14 cycle is crazy short.

Buddhagirl Wed 24-Jul-13 14:44:59

Just googling cycles after coming off contraception, found something that may be of interest:

•How long will it take my cycle to regulate after discontinuing the pill?
•Will previous pill use impact my future fertility?
•How long will it take me to get pregnant after discontinuing the pill?

Surprisingly, there are few recent scientific studies responding to these questions. One relevant comprehensive recent study, however, is that by Dr. C. Gnoth and his colleagues at the University of Dusseldorf in Germany. In an article titled "Cycle characteristics after discontinuation of oral contraceptives," published in the journal Gynecological Endocrinology in 2002, Gnoth and his colleagues compared the cycle characteristics of women who had recently stopped taking the pill with those who had never used oral contraceptives. The cycle characteristics were determined using basal body temperature (BBT) charts.

Relevant Findings

•57.9% of all first cycles after discontinuing oral contraceptives were ovulatory (identified with BBT shift) with sufficient luteal phases (greater than 10 days).

•10.24% of all first cycles after discontinuing oral contraceptives were not ovulatory (compared with 3.44% of control group). Significant differences also appeared in the second and third cycles after discontinuing oral contraceptives.

•Cycles were longer in the post-pill group up to cycle number 12.

•Cycle disturbances (defined as a luteal phase length of less than 10 days or a cycle length greater than 35 days) were more frequent in the post-pill group until the seventh cycle.

•Cycle disturbances after discontinuing oral contraceptives were reversible but regulation took up to nine months or longer.

happygoluckyinOz Wed 24-Jul-13 14:58:38

Interesting. So going with 9 months before back to normal then, guess that fits with DH wanting to try after April next year, looks like he may get his way wink

gwenabee85 Wed 24-Jul-13 17:36:36

I've started taking a pre-pregnancy multi vit which has folic acid in it, figured it can't do any harm! (did scare dh a bit when he saw the first pack though grin)

Buddhagirl - 14 day cycle?! When did you stop contraception?

Buddhagirl Wed 24-Jul-13 22:20:53

This is the 3rd month off sigh

happygoluckyinOz Thu 25-Jul-13 02:14:19

Ah 14 day cycle is poo Buddha, but does this at least mean you're ovulating?!

DH and I dtd with the condoms last night, took me a while to convince him to get undressed (this boy is very paranoid now I'm not taking the pill!!!) as he thinks it's all very 'scary' now we aren't 'protected' hmm

Don't think they'll be any accidents that's for sure, he's being ultra careful for the both of us grin

Buddhagirl Thu 25-Jul-13 08:04:53

Ah he will come round, it's good for you both to share the responsibility of contraception.

I assumed I'm not ovulating! As I didn't think you could ovulate a day before your period. Clearly I need to wait much longer for cycles to settle down.

gwenabee85 Thu 25-Jul-13 13:18:52

It's rubbish isn't it Buddha?! Are you bbt temping?

BananaRaces Thu 25-Jul-13 14:52:57

I had to come off the pill about 2 years ago after trying about 7 different ones - came to the conclusion that they just don't agree with me! I had everything from migraines to rashes with them...and such a low sex drive it was ludicrous! It did take a few months of weird cycles for everything to settle down.

I have to say, I'm not a huge fan of condoms (don't like the feel etc) but I can recommend the Durex "Pleasuremax" ones... they've got ribs and dots and stuff blush... even with those ones though I can't wait until this time next year when me and DH can stop using them!!

Can I tentatively join?

Have 2 dds - 3.4 and 17 months and a termination under my belt in the last few years.

Thinking of number 3. Starting some time in 2014. Scared shitless about going back to the baby stage but love the idea of 3 older children. Would like a son but think the idea of a gaggle of girls is very cute too.

Love my career though....

Dh unsure, depends when you talk to him.

Buddhagirl Sun 28-Jul-13 09:04:42

I'm not the sort of person who can bbt temp everyday, I'd just forget. I'd rather buy a cbfm. Plus dh would be like what are you doing?

Pommedechocolat, join join!

Refoca Sun 28-Jul-13 09:55:58

Hi, another newbie here! We thought we'd be ttc already, but not quite in the right headspace...figured if I joined a forum it might get me all excited about another lo (ds is 4), so here I am!

Maybe October, but if I get broody sooner there's no reason not to start ttc a little earlier...

Joining, currently thinking of ttc number 3 (!) early 2014. Eek!

happygoluckyinOz Mon 29-Jul-13 03:08:24

Hi newbies!

Went over to a friends this weekend and she had a woman there that's 4 months pregnant and also has a 15 month old. Realised I'm really awkward around other children - I just can't do the 'excited baby talk'! I hope I do better with my own children confused. I do have a nice bruise on my forehead though, I was trying to play with him (doing 'high fives' with these big cardboard hands) got distracted by my phone but he kept going and had turned the 'hand' so it was on it's edge and properly clocked me on the head! You can't take you're eye off them for a minute! grin

I've found I'm becoming hyper sensitive to every little twinge I get now, a week since I stopped the pill and I'm sure I'm getting odd pains in my ovaries!

happy - much better with your own smile

Waiting ttc is quite frustrating. Not known for my patience.

Am going to get the cycle day freak out out of the way over the next few months as something to distract me!

Refoca Wed 31-Jul-13 19:05:55

I'm reading through all the posts on the board and thinking about the 3 months it took last time (and realising I was lucky!)...got me thinking that maybe ttc or at least not avoiding would be a good plan a lot sooner if I want a summer baby, rather than waiting to the 'perfect' Oct/Nov conception window.

Eek! Think we may be ttc before next month is out!

HorseyGirl1 Thu 01-Aug-13 16:45:38

BFP's
Loveyouforevermybaby , OP, due August.
amiready
Winterpansy , due beginning January
Possibly some more, including Bridget and the hairy brigands , but we need people to report back with these details!

April
Zen nudist age 34 ttc #2 April/may?
caramal ttc#2 hopefully April.
orbis non sufficit age 35 ttc#1 April
moominlike age 32 ttc#1
Frizz1986 ttc#1
duddlepuck
MrsHuxtable , age 29, ttc#2 April
Maybe again ttc#3
Fairy pants ttc#3
Johnand kymberley ttc#1

May
definately sometime age 30 ttc#1 May.
toomuchlaptop age 36 ttc#2
kate Beckett ttc#1
Suddenly squeamish ttc#1 after house move.
Miss calamity , age 33 ttc#2 when oh ready.

In a few months/later in the year
sorelip ttc#2
labourgirl
Ginger and cocoa , ttc#1 when dh ready
Pizza queen ttc#2 when dp ready

June
popsicle1984 age 28 ttc#1

July
painted cat age 22 ttc #1
iwish age 27 ttc#2

August
part1 ttc#2
Tranquilitybaby ttc#2 on hols in Mexico!

September
Porridge with almond milk
It's so fluffy I'm gonna die age 29 ttc#1
HorseyGirl1 tt#2

Autumn
twojackrussellsandababy ttc#2
Jetblack61 ttc#1 after hols in Australia, age 28
Don't squeeze the tea bag ttc#1 after a wedding and a new bathroom.
Alohomora , age 31 ttc1 after wedding party in June and in time for summer baby!
Visualise a horse , ttc#2 when dc1 is 18 months

November 2013
waiting 2wait2wait

December 2013
tigerstripes

Mid 2014
thundernlightning

September2014 (or2015)
madamelebean ttc #2

End 2014
ithinkineedahug

June 2015
lollydollydrop

Indefinite or vague
mintberry
witchesbrew&biscuits ttc#2
lindamagoo 41 ttc #3
Happygolucky in oz age 29 ttc#1 when partner back in work.
leafmould age 35 ttc#3 when partner ready.....
Buddhagirl 28 ttc #1 when moved out of the inlaws house.

Hi, there just adding myself to the list. Nice to have company in the waiting room!

Buddhagirl Fri 02-Aug-13 11:29:02

Agreed its much better with your own. Well, so I've heard.
Dh said yesterday, so your not going back on the patch then? I'm not i said, just like we agreed. He was cool with that and went to buy some condoms. Gotta be firm! I'm not mucking around anymore.

gwenabee85 Sat 03-Aug-13 14:31:24

I'm cd18 now and still not ovulated.. this is my first 'real' cycle since coming off pill in December and it's so frustrating! If they'd just go back to normal I could chill out and stop worrying about it :/ how are yours going buddhagirl?

greeneone12 Sat 03-Aug-13 16:15:18

Can I join please? #30 and have DD 2 yrs. Really hoping
we can start trying in Sept after m/c

happygoluckyinOz Sun 04-Aug-13 09:37:11

Not up on all this terminology... What does cd18 stand for?

cycle day 18. As in 18 days since your period (known as af around here) started.

happygoluckyinOz Sun 04-Aug-13 10:19:11

Thanks pommie! smile

Had a dinner party last night, later on in the evening (after a few bottles of red) DH starts talking about his 30th holiday to Vietnam - but turns to me and says (in front of everyone) "but you want to be pregnant by then don't you" in a very accusatory way! Mortified doesn't cover it shock wasn't in my good books this morning!

gwenabee85 Sun 04-Aug-13 11:10:41

Oh no oz! I would have been so mad! What did everyone say?!

That's not good ttc behaviour! Hope he was suitably chastened this am on waking.

happygoluckyinOz Sun 04-Aug-13 11:18:39

No one really said anything & he just carried on saying he wanted to wait until afterwards. I kept quiet as I couldn't think of anything to add! Think the conversation moved on afterwards thankfully. When I told him off this morning he just said he thought I'd discussed that kind of thing with them already.... Nope!

gwenabee85 Sun 04-Aug-13 11:23:56

I'm finding this stage a bit awkward, don't know about anyone else? People keep asking us when we're having babies since we've been married over a year, and I don't want to tell anyone when we're planning on starting in case it doesn't work out right away.. hmm

Dh wavered a lot over ttc dd1. Luckily we weren't married and noone was expecting us to announce pg so no pressure. With dd2 I was silly enough to tell everyone I wanted no 2 soon and it become a 'thing'.

I would go with not telling everyone.

This time round our parents know we are thinking of ttc next year but that is it.

gwenabee85 Sun 04-Aug-13 11:34:54

Yeah, I kind of want to tell my mum/sister/best friend but gonna try and keep my mouth shut :/ when they ask it's just so obvious we're lying though! blush

happygoluckyinOz Sun 04-Aug-13 11:50:12

I'm lucky I think that no one really asks us as we are over here and all our friends here don't have children. I do feel like no we are seriously thinking about it I want to tell everyone I know - because I'm excited. But I need to try and keep quiet really as you just don't know how long things are going to take! It is awkward being in that "getting ready" phase I'm finding - just want to get on with it now! smile

greeneone12 Sun 04-Aug-13 12:00:26

I am trying to get my head round how I can get myself in the mood for that much DTD!

greeneone12 Sun 04-Aug-13 12:00:52

If I follow SMEP

gwenabee85 Sun 04-Aug-13 12:19:22

Are you not from australia then oz?
What's SMEP green?

greeneone12 Sun 04-Aug-13 12:24:15

Sperm Meets Egg plan. Pretty full on (for me) schedule of DTD to ensure best chance of success! Involves ovulation tests etc. I am not sure I want it to be that involved. Will see how it goes! If you Google 'SMEP' there is loads about it online.

greeneone12 Sun 04-Aug-13 12:25:02

http://spermmeetseggplan.com/

happygoluckyinOz Sun 04-Aug-13 13:04:02

Been in Oz just over 2 years now, if we were back in the UK I think id be hassled on the kids front, although they know my DH well enough to realise he's not one for quick decisions!

Smep sounds hardcore!

I don't think it will be me that has an issues with dtd as I've always had a high sex drive, it will be convincing my DH!! wink I'm going to have to go all out with the sexy underwater to tempt him more than twice a week!

Still finding condoms a chore - not enjoying them at all. Actually didn't use today but withdrew instead... Once I get my af ill be able to track and make sure to avoid ovulation if we are going that route!

I got pg from withdrawal method happy - that was when we had our termination. Careful!

happygoluckyinOz Sun 04-Aug-13 13:40:38

Hmmm!

Well, maybe NOT be careful in your case smile

happygoluckyinOz Mon 05-Aug-13 09:47:52

DH knows the risk and I did say "are you sure"... but I know that if I did get pregnant now he wouldn't be happy about it, and I do want us both to be happy about our impeding first born! So may have to be more careful...

happygoluckyinOz Mon 05-Aug-13 09:49:43

BFP's
Loveyouforevermybaby , OP, due August.
amiready
Winterpansy , due beginning January
Possibly some more, including Bridget and the hairy brigands , but we need people to report back with these details!

April
Zen nudist age 34 ttc #2 April/may?
caramal ttc#2 hopefully April.
orbis non sufficit age 35 ttc#1 April
moominlike age 32 ttc#1
Frizz1986 ttc#1
duddlepuck
MrsHuxtable , age 29, ttc#2 April
Maybe again ttc#3
Fairy pants ttc#3
Johnand kymberley ttc#1

May
definately sometime age 30 ttc#1 May.
toomuchlaptop age 36 ttc#2
kate Beckett ttc#1
Suddenly squeamish ttc#1 after house move.
Miss calamity , age 33 ttc#2 when oh ready.

In a few months/later in the year
sorelip ttc#2
labourgirl
Ginger and cocoa , ttc#1 when dh ready
Pizza queen ttc#2 when dp ready

June
popsicle1984 age 28 ttc#1

July
painted cat age 22 ttc #1
iwish age 27 ttc#2

August
part1 ttc#2
Tranquilitybaby ttc#2 on hols in Mexico!

September
Porridge with almond milk
It's so fluffy I'm gonna die age 29 ttc#1
HorseyGirl1 tt#2

Autumn
twojackrussellsandababy ttc#2
Jetblack61 ttc#1 after hols in Australia, age 28
Don't squeeze the tea bag ttc#1 after a wedding and a new bathroom.
Alohomora , age 31 ttc1 after wedding party in June and in time for summer baby!
Visualise a horse , ttc#2 when dc1 is 18 months

November 2013
waiting 2wait2wait

December 2013
tigerstripes
Happygoluckyinoz - 30 ttc #1

Mid 2014
thundernlightning

September2014 (or2015)
madamelebean ttc #2

End 2014
ithinkineedahug

June 2015
lollydollydrop

Indefinite or vague
mintberry
witchesbrew&biscuits ttc#2
lindamagoo 41 ttc #3
leafmould age 35 ttc#3 when partner ready.....
Buddhagirl 28 ttc #1 when moved out of the inlaws house.

Moving myself up into an actual month! 4 months to go!

BFP's
Loveyouforevermybaby , OP, due August.
amiready
Winterpansy , due beginning January
Possibly some more, including Bridget and the hairy brigands , but we need people to report back with these details!

April
Zen nudist age 34 ttc #2 April/may?
caramal ttc#2 hopefully April.
orbis non sufficit age 35 ttc#1 April
moominlike age 32 ttc#1
Frizz1986 ttc#1
duddlepuck
MrsHuxtable , age 29, ttc#2 April
Maybe again ttc#3
Fairy pants ttc#3
Johnand kymberley ttc#1

May
definately sometime age 30 ttc#1 May.
toomuchlaptop age 36 ttc#2
kate Beckett ttc#1
Suddenly squeamish ttc#1 after house move.
Miss calamity , age 33 ttc#2 when oh ready.

In a few months/later in the year
sorelip ttc#2
labourgirl
Ginger and cocoa , ttc#1 when dh ready
Pizza queen ttc#2 when dp ready

June
popsicle1984 age 28 ttc#1

July
painted cat age 22 ttc #1
iwish age 27 ttc#2

August
part1 ttc#2
Tranquilitybaby ttc#2 on hols in Mexico!

September
Porridge with almond milk
It's so fluffy I'm gonna die age 29 ttc#1
HorseyGirl1 tt#2

Autumn
twojackrussellsandababy ttc#2
Jetblack61 ttc#1 after hols in Australia, age 28
Don't squeeze the tea bag ttc#1 after a wedding and a new bathroom.
Alohomora , age 31 ttc1 after wedding party in June and in time for summer baby!
Visualise a horse , ttc#2 when dc1 is 18 months

November 2013
waiting 2wait2wait

December 2013
tigerstripes
Happygoluckyinoz - 30 ttc #1
Pommedechocolat - 33 (by then!) ttc#3

Mid 2014
thundernlightning

September2014 (or2015)
madamelebean ttc #2

End 2014
ithinkineedahug

June 2015
lollydollydrop

Indefinite or vague
mintberry
witchesbrew&biscuits ttc#2
lindamagoo 41 ttc #3
leafmould age 35 ttc#3 when partner ready.....
Buddhagirl 28 ttc #1 when moved out of the inlaws house.

greeneone12 Mon 05-Aug-13 10:29:55

We are starting in September smile

Hello please can I join?? I'm 27 ttc #1 with dp of 5 years in October we have a holiday to America planned. I was on previous thread and originally planned to ttc in march when I would be entitled to maternity pay .
However.... We had been umming and ahhhing over going to America as its something we both really wanted to do . So we decided to go for it as perhaps our last hol together with "no responsibilities " .
So we are going to start ttc while we are there smile very excited !! It all worked out for the best too as I've recently moved jobs which I'm much happier in !
Sorry about the long post !

gwenabee85 Mon 05-Aug-13 20:13:19

Aww, can someone put me in Dec too please?! Can't copy and paste on my phone smile

gwenabee85 Mon 05-Aug-13 20:14:11

And welcome dolly! Where in America are you going?

All over visiting people and seeing the sights !grin .... Late reply due to being on nights I'm not normally up at this time !

happygoluckyinOz Tue 06-Aug-13 07:42:17

BFP's
Loveyouforevermybaby , OP, due August.
amiready
Winterpansy , due beginning January
Possibly some more, including Bridget and the hairy brigands , but we need people to report back with these details!

April
Zen nudist age 34 ttc #2 April/may?
caramal ttc#2 hopefully April.
orbis non sufficit age 35 ttc#1 April
moominlike age 32 ttc#1
Frizz1986 ttc#1
duddlepuck
MrsHuxtable , age 29, ttc#2 April
Maybe again ttc#3
Fairy pants ttc#3
Johnand kymberley ttc#1

May
definately sometime age 30 ttc#1 May.
toomuchlaptop age 36 ttc#2
kate Beckett ttc#1
Suddenly squeamish ttc#1 after house move.
Miss calamity , age 33 ttc#2 when oh ready.

In a few months/later in the year
sorelip ttc#2
labourgirl
Ginger and cocoa , ttc#1 when dh ready
Pizza queen ttc#2 when dp ready

June
popsicle1984 age 28 ttc#1

July
painted cat age 22 ttc #1
iwish age 27 ttc#2

August
part1 ttc#2
Tranquilitybaby ttc#2 on hols in Mexico!

September
Porridge with almond milk
It's so fluffy I'm gonna die age 29 ttc#1
HorseyGirl1 tt#2

Autumn
twojackrussellsandababy ttc#2
Jetblack61 ttc#1 after hols in Australia, age 28
Don't squeeze the tea bag ttc#1 after a wedding and a new bathroom.
Alohomora , age 31 ttc1 after wedding party in June and in time for summer baby!
Visualise a horse , ttc#2 when dc1 is 18 months

October 2013
dollydaydream27 - 27 ttc#1

November 2013
waiting 2wait2wait

December 2013
tigerstripes
Happygoluckyinoz - 30 ttc #1
Pommedechocolat - 33 (by then!) ttc#3
greeneone12

Mid 2014
thundernlightning

September2014 (or2015)
madamelebean ttc #2

End 2014
ithinkineedahug

June 2015
lollydollydrop

Indefinite or vague
mintberry
witchesbrew&biscuits ttc#2
lindamagoo 41 ttc #3
leafmould age 35 ttc#3 when partner ready.....
Buddhagirl 28 ttc #1 when moved out of the inlaws house.

Added both dollydaydream27 and greeneone12!

happygoluckyinOz Tue 06-Aug-13 07:45:10

Ah Dolly that sounds like an amazing babymoon!

I've been having a wobbly day today, thinking "do I REALLY want a baby"?! or is it just social conditioning that's catching up with me.... I like my life of doing whatever I want whenever I want!

ItsSoFluffyImGonnaDie Tue 06-Aug-13 15:49:50

Ooh, Greene, a fellow September TTCer - It's not long to go now! I'll be nice to have a TTC buddy smile

I'd not heard of SMEP in that term before, but I think we're looking at the same sort of method to try for a speedy result! I've read TCOYF and the Impatient woman's guide to getting pregnant, both are really informative. I've been temping since February now, so have a good idea what's going on. I also like the fact that we don't need to use condoms unless we're within a certain time period now, just makes me feel a bit more in control.

Now the time's getting a bit closer, it all seems so much more real and scary, but I suppose that's to be expected isn't it?

greeneone12 Wed 07-Aug-13 07:59:21

Definitely scary but so very exciting! Come and join us on the 'anyone else trying from September' thread ItsSoFluffy'. Sorry can't do links!!

Impatient! That's me! Will have a look at that one.

greeneone12 Wed 07-Aug-13 08:30:47

TCOYF?

ItsSoFluffyImGonnaDie Wed 07-Aug-13 13:18:40

Ooh, I will!

TCOYF is Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni Weschler - it's a tome of a book but I found it really interesting! Not only does it explain everything about our bodies and cycles etc, but it details a way of hormone free contraception - charting, but to avoid pregnancy, which is what I've now been doing for about 6 months and plan to do after children too! It involves temping everyday but if you're used to symptom checking for ovulation to conceive, it just works in the reverse! Well worth a read!

ItsSoFluffyImGonnaDie Wed 07-Aug-13 13:20:22

Is this the one Greene?

ItsSoFluffyImGonnaDie Wed 07-Aug-13 13:21:32
dontsqueezetheteabag Wed 07-Aug-13 13:25:03

Can I join??? TTC as of 21st September 2013 (after sisters wedding). I am 30 and this will be my first!

greeneone12 Wed 07-Aug-13 13:50:16

Hmm ItsSoFluffy I think getting books on the subject is my limit! Just ordered my ovulation tests though.....not sure how long to wait to start testing as no idea when AF will show after ERPC!

ItsSoFluffyImGonnaDie Wed 07-Aug-13 20:36:35

Oh Greene I'm so sorry to hear that you had to go through that sad

Welcome to all new waiting to TTC'ers!

TinyTeacher Wed 07-Aug-13 21:40:55

Would it be ridiculous for me to join this thread when wtttc August 2015? (Hoping to negotiation this a little earlier with DH if he gets a decent job at the end of his PhD and I've been snooping round this thread since the beginning of the last one... must be nearly a year by now!) It's been so wonderful to see so many come through this thread and get their BFPs!

ItsSoFluffyImGonnaDie Thu 08-Aug-13 13:03:15

Not at all Tiny, that's what it's here for! smile

Dh said 'we might need another bedroom' to my friends today in a conversation. Eeeee. Feels very final now we've told people we're thinking about 3. Part of me is all 'roll on Xmas' the other part is petrified!!

ExtremeCouponQueen Sun 11-Aug-13 18:16:50

Hi everyone I'm the OP (have nc several times since starting the thread) am now 39 weeks pg...gulp!

Oh wow congratulations op ! Nearly there !! smile . I can't wait now October can't come soon enough ! My dp has wanted kids for a long time now I'm the one that has pushed for the last 'fling' to America wink . Iv been broody since a little girl but have been waiting for the 'right time '. We currently rent a lovely place but are hoping to get on the property ladder when we get back from America so it could be a bit of a life changing year for us ! Part of me wants to wait until we get our house but who knows how long getting pregnant could take . I think we would always find something to wait until after. We want it so much just can't wait any longer !!

happygoluckyinOz Mon 12-Aug-13 09:58:35

Well, I went and did a u-turn last week! After declaring myself pill-less and saying December is the month to ttc I went back on the pill on Thursday last week. After yet more child-based discussions with the DH (and the fact sex life fell off a cliff due to me not taking the pill anymore) we decided that we just didn’t know if December was going to be the right time for us and the pressure of not taking the pill was too much. So I went back on the pill and we will review again in December. If then is the right them I’ll come off and we’ll try straight away, if it takes a while so be it. If we decided to wait a bit longer then I’ll just stay on the pill until we decide it’s right.

We do keep adding things to the list of what we want to achieve before children - that's the problem. Buying a house that needed work doing to it for one - I just don't want children and then have to sit in a half finished house with hardly any furniture because we can't afford to finish it.

I’m aware we might be waiting for ages still, but today, I’m ok with it. Ask me in another week or so and I’ll probably be freaking again! grin

Houses you dont mind being destroyed by rampagaing toddlers are not actually a bad thing Happy. We brought our house as dd1 came along and it needs lots of cosmetic things doing (but perfectly liveable) but we havent bothered and have not been worried about inevitable child damage to carpets/walls etc.

I wouldn't recommend having kids in a perfect house smile

You can still hang out on here though even with no deadline!

Congrats OP - good luck!

Hi everyone
Just fancied some opinions really !! Feel a bit deflated ! Looking forward to ttc in oct been with dp for 5 years and have a fab relationship smile , we both are desperate for kids and both 27 yrs old but wanted to wait til after our hol to try. We aren't married but have talked about it and from what dp has hinted I think we will be engaged by end if the yr grin. We rent but hope to buy next year also (busy year) .
I am not religious but would like to be married I feel like I might be judged for not being married before we have kids starting to think should we just wait until next year buy our house and get married first and then try ? hmm

Hi dolly. I ttc before getting engaged and was 20 weeks pg before he proposed!

We just decided to go for ttc as you never know how long it will take.

We got married when dd1 was 14 months and she was a very cute bridesmaid!

I'm quite proud of it in a way now as my friends have had to wait ages for their dc1 by doing it the 'proper' way and I'd got dd2 in before many of their weddings...! Some people's reaction to announcing my pg and then engagement was a bit annoying but ultimately their issue not mine.

I'm not religious so that wasn't an issue.

Thanks for your reply smile . Was just having a bit of a wobble . If we waited to get married and buy our house it would be around two years hmm and we are both desperately broody now . .. Financially stable and our relationship is stable . So I think we are just going to go for it in October because its what we both desperately want and you never know what life is going to throw at you .

Newlywed2013 Mon 19-Aug-13 14:09:28

Hi,
I am new to mumsnet!
I am at the frustrated point where me and new hubby are ready to start trying, but my implant can't be located in my arm so now I'm not sure when we will be able to actively start trying!
I have had loads of issues wit implant as well which has caused it to be too painful to have sexing loss of drive!
It could be a long wait as I have a really bad feeling about this!
X

happygoluckyinOz Tue 20-Aug-13 08:53:47

Pomme – you’re probably right about kids wrecking things, but I’d like to at least start on the house. It needs a new kitchen and bathroom and new flooring, nothing has been done to it since it was built in 1987 and the kitchen sends shudders down my spine every-time I look at it!

Dolly – it’s really up to you and whether you are happy to put off the house and the wedding. For me, I wanted to do it in order (no idea why but that was just my ‘ideal’) and tbh I’m yet to convince DH that we are ready for children, so I think I’d be climbing the walls by now had we not got married already (been together 10 years)!

Newly – I hope you get the implant out soon! Sounds like a nightmare really, at least you’ve got over the biggest hurdle, which seems to be getting both parties in the relationship to agree to try, so hopefully now once you’ve located the stray implant it will be plain sailing!

Well it’s like the gods are trying to tell me to wait…. There’s an election coming up in 3 weeks’ time in Australia. I’ve not really been paying attention as I can’t vote and both contenders seems as bad as each other (don’t they always). On Sunday one of them announced they ‘key campaign’ which is to grant working women/parents 26 weeks paid maternity leave – at their FULL salary! Currently it is 18 weeks on minimum wage, so for someone like me this means that we wouldn’t have to financially scrape by to have a baby (as me going down to min wage as the main earner would be very, very hard). Employers over here don’t give anything at all – unlike in the UK where they usually give you something, even if it’s for 6 weeks. So, he’s not won it yet and it won’t come into effect until 1 July 2015 – but it might just be the excuse we have been looking for to postpone things!

Buddhagirl Tue 20-Aug-13 13:22:22

Dolly, 48% of babies were born last year to unmarried mothers in the UK. It's the norm now I reckon.

Happygolucky, if your looking for an excuse.... Then wait a bit praps. There is never a right time they say but there is wrong times and if your not ready that's totally fine. It would be shit to regret it.

Did anyone read the "what do you regret about having kids" thread? It scared me to realise some people are obsessed with becoming a mother.... Then they regret it. Scary.

My update;
Still off hormonal contraception, DH getting more and more annoyed with condoms (what a terrible shame wink. He so nearly did not use one last time and afterwards said "I can't wait til we move into our new place so we can stop using these" SCORE.
Offer on house accepted, now sorting out mortgage, etc. fingers crossed

happygoluckyinOz Tue 20-Aug-13 13:49:57

Budda that's great news about DH! Mine was the same but we went backwards rather than forwards lol!

Great news about the house too, hope everything goes smoothly. smile

I wish I had a crystal ball, there's always going to be a reason "why not". Someone actually said to me at the weekend they wished they didn't want children, life would be so much easier & they'd have a great life with more freedom & money - but deep down they knew they wanted to be a mother.... I feel a bit like that at the moment!

happygoluckyinOz Tue 20-Aug-13 13:55:36

Where is that regret thread Budda? I've done a search but nothing's coming up.

Hi ladies! Had to breathe a sigh of relief at this thread - we've decided to ttc #2 from December 2014, and I'm counting down the months! Simply cannot wait! We have decides to wait until then in the hope that, since we have only just moved in together after being together for a number of years, our finances would be more stable, and also various reasons connected to my job.

The only thing that worries me is that I'll be 30 then, almost 31, and I'm terrified that I'm leaving it too late, as we'd like number 3 in the future. My fears are probably completely irrational!

Glad to meet all you ladies, and good luck who are ttc sooner rather than later! x

Thanks for your reply's. Marriage has never been a big thing to me until about the last year of our relationship (both parents divorced twice) . But I know how much my dp wants children as do I so I think it would be a shame to rush a wedding just for that point , when we could wait and have what we wanted. Also we don't know how long it may take us to concieve anyway?
I have read the aibu to regret having children thread too shock. I hope everyone doesn't feel that way.

Hi cinnamonsummer , I know how you feel counting down the days . I am counting down the days until October . 2 more periods to go. Also started taking folic acid so feels like I'm doing something.

I love having children but you've got to accept the mum you are (took me a while). Now I have accepted that I am a mum that has to do some work to stay sane, thinks nursery is great, is not over bothered about bf, loves chatting to her kids and giving her kids new experiences but finds playing with plastic squeaky things worse than cleaning the plughole I'm grand smile

hazchem Sun 25-Aug-13 10:38:45

I'm hoping it's ok to join. I'm driving myself crazy as I;m really really really keen to start trying for a second baby.
I turned 34 recently and while I didn't have any issues with conception first time round there is a bit of a history of problems in my family so I worry.
OH wants more babies ( another 2 or 3!) but wants to wait because we are not in a great financial position. DH is working I'm a stay home mum/part time student. We are renting.
I just want to start now and see what happens.

Hi hazchem.
I know how you feel about driving yourself crazy wink. What have you decided to do ? Are you going to wait ?
I think the only thing keeping me going is that I haven't got long to wait now grin.

NeuroticSweetTalk Thu 05-Sep-13 20:38:50

Hi all, is it okay for me to join? smile

I'm 23 and me and my DP have decided to wait to TTC until December this year. I stopped my pill in May and am currently trying to figure out my cycle properly before we get down to actively trying.

I'm so excited to start properly grin

Haddock73 Fri 06-Sep-13 06:05:21

Hi everyone, I am the op have NC, just popping into say I gave birth to ds2 2 weeks ago smile. Good luck to all the other waiting to concievers!

Buddhagirl Sat 07-Sep-13 07:24:30

Congratulations op smile

I can't find that regret thread now :/

Yesterday dh bought me a book on baby-gami, the art of baby wrapping shock and cute. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Baby-gami-Beginners-Andrea-Cornell-Sarvady/dp/0811847640

Buddhagirl Tue 10-Sep-13 15:15:02

Me again. DH keeps talking about babies.... He's coming around quick! Friend and her baby visiting on Saturday, hoping that will help.

I think he is going to get more and more annoyed with condoms the more time goes on.... What a shame.

Noyoucantwatchpeppapig Tue 10-Sep-13 18:55:21

Can I join. Have got a 2.5 DD and I'm eagerly awaiting TTC In January. We can't afford 2 in preschool childcare , have got to go to Canada in June to visit IL ( but hopefully will be going up duffed) and wanted to avoid a summer baby. DD was unplanned so have never TTC before. Can't wait

Leafmould Tue 17-Sep-13 21:36:47

Congratulations, haddock ! Wonderful news.... Hope your dp has forgotten all about wanting a September baby!

Leafmould Tue 17-Sep-13 21:39:12

Bump for autumn star

MillicentTendancies Wed 18-Sep-13 14:03:46

Can I join? Waiting till January 2014. Currently in the process of buying a house (so skint) and it wont be built until Feb. Am 28 married and we have no DC.

Hello all and congratulations haddock smile

LtheWife Wed 18-Sep-13 17:09:51

Glad to see the waiting threads are still going. I used to post on them when I first joined MN but have avoided the conception board for a while. DH has been working away for the last couple of months and I could really do with venting to people who understand where I'm coming from, hope you don't mind.

A brief backstory. I'm 32, DH is 41 and we are waiting as DH has a severe case of fear of fatherhood. We've spent the last couple of years working on removing the practical barriers that DH felt got in the way of TTC. He left a high pressure job and set up his own business which so far has been very successful, we planned to move out of our tiny 1 bed flat in London and pay off our debt etc.

We moved to a 4 bed house near the coast 6 month ago (we've let our flat out and are renting for now whilst we decide where to buy), we're debt free, all the other barriers have disappeared, so there was just the fear aspect left to deal with. Great!

In the last couple of months everything has changed. DH has found out he's about to lose his biggest contract that made up almost 50% of his income. But on the other hand I've been presented with an amazing opportunity that will end up being life changing financially. I'm talking 6 figure salary within the next 5 years, the potential for a lump sum that will allow us to buy a house outright and the role would be flexible enough to fit around a family. So an opportunity that really is too good to miss. Getting pregnant too soon could cause problems, but for the benefits the job would bring I could cope with delaying TTC.

I went to see my GP recently to discuss my incredibly painful periods. He suspected fibroids or endometriosis and sent me for a scan. No fibroids were found but they did find a cyst on my ovary and other signs that point to endo. It can't be confirmed without surgery but now I'm pretty bloody terrified about the potential affect on my fertility. Talking to my GP, IF it is endo and IF that is the cause of the cyst it would put me in the moderate to severe category. He also said the general advice to women with endo who want a family is to start trying ASAP and that the best chance of falling pregnant is within 12 months of surgery. I know I don't have an actual diagnosis yet and consulting Dr Google is rarely a good idea. But it's got to be said, the fertility stats for moderate to severe endo really don't look good.

It's so frustrating not having DH here to discuss it all with. He knows it might be endo and that it might affect fertility but that is the full extent of his knowledge at the moment. It's just not a conversation we can have during a 10 minute phone all every couple of days. I've no idea how he might react to being told we might need to TTC pretty much straight away and I've always done my best to avoid forcing him to decide he's ready. And if we do need to stop waiting and start trying and I somehow manage to get pregnant fairly quickly I'm really concerned about the effect it will have on my soon to be new job. I really did think we were so close to having everything sorted.

Hibou7688 Wed 18-Sep-13 18:07:16

Oooh didn't know this thread existed! I'm going to ttc around dec/jan 2013/2014 smile

Leafmould Wed 18-Sep-13 19:19:45

L t wife... Thank you for sharing your story on here. Isn't it just impossible to get it right! It sounds like you have achieved so much to allay your oh's worries, but the world keeps chucking more issues in your direction!

However, the fact that you have both already achieved so much to get yourselves into a good position to ttc shows that you are both motivated and able. It is such a massive decision for you to make, to basically turn down a huge career to have a family. However, I'm sure you know which one would be more fulfilling in the long term, and you will find out soon enough if you can't have both.

I do hope you get some good advice from your doctor, and that your oh listens well to you when you see him. Take care

Leaf

Leafmould Wed 18-Sep-13 19:25:49

Hi everybody, I was looking after the list back in april! But I am no longer waiting to ttc, as I am now separated from my partner.

He was right to endlessly put me off about ttc dc3, it turned out, our relationship had no future, although I was in denial of this for a long time. I might be going to appear on the dating threads some time in the next year, but am in no hurry.

If anyone else fancies doing the list until I come back in a couple of years time with an amazing new partner, that would be great!

AutumnStar Thu 19-Sep-13 20:01:24

Is this thread still going on? I would like to hop on board! Sorry to hear about your troubles, Leaf and L.

I'm basically waiting for OH to be ready to TTC. He's a few years older than me but not keen to let go of a carefree life yet. Having said that, I decided to stop taking the pill recently and he was very blasé about it and doesn't seem keen on 'using' anything else. So who knows what he'd think if we ended up with an unplanned pregnancy.

Aw, Leaf, I'm sorry to hear things didn't work out for you.

Autumn, welcome! Your approach sounds like a sort of nice way to do it. Sit back, relax, and see what happens. I wonder if I could convince DH to go that way? (Maybe a little less scary than actually actively trying!)

We're still on track for May 2014 start-trying date, but though we've agreed on it, I don't know if he's really willing. He hasn't said anything about pushing the date back but... Well, we'll see in April, I guess!

KateBeckett Tue 15-Oct-13 13:27:26

Oh Leaf I'm really sorry to hear that. What a twat he is. x

Also.. Hi waves I'm back... still waiting! DP and I were supposed to start trying earlier this year, but I'm still not in a permanent job (and current contract runs out in Jan... eep!) which is what we are waiting for. DP is not doing great on the job front either, though has just strayed into helping a friend who is starting his own business - not paid atm but a prospect for the future doing something he enjoys. Finger crossed!!

I'm currently desperately applying for a (permanent) job for January, and if I get it we will be starting to ttc in early 2014 smile I am feeling so so so broody right now it's insane!

Right, need to catch up on who is on the thread now!! smile

happygoluckyinOz Fri 18-Oct-13 07:55:02

Thought I'd pop back in as it had been a couple of months smile

Still no further forwards on any baby-making plans, have consistently been off the idea for a while now, but have started to ponder the merits again... (to quote DH "So you're back to wanting one this week?" grin)

January 2014 is D-Day for the debt we've accumulated, so should be gone by then and we'll actually have some cash flow. So we are putting the decision on hold until then.

L sounds like you have some tough choices to make. I hope you find out soon what's happening.

lollydollydrop Tue 14-Jan-14 23:57:11

Hi everyone, we are house hunting- the new years resolution was to find and buy a house this year- and began using the withdrawal method instead of condoms before xmas. I think once we buy a house andI am half way through phd we may start to not ttc exactly, but just try shagging! Then if we're not pregnant in a year get serious about it!!

happygoluckyinOz Thu 16-Jan-14 05:39:54

Thought I'd pop in to update - officially ttc'ing!

Came off the pill a couple of weeks ago and so now we are letting fate decide.

Good luck to all those still waiting, hope it's over for you soon!

Oh, congratulations and good luck to you Happygolucky!

I decided to quit my job and strike out on my own and now I'm not sure if we're going to TTC in May or not, and I'm a little too nervous to bring it up, since things are so up in the air right now. I can't believe I'm giving up a steady paycheque and good maternity leave, but I was so miserable at work that I couldn't take it any more. Here's hoping we're still on track...

rosepresser Fri 08-Aug-14 15:04:59

I am shamefully ressurecting this thread as would love to knowhow everyone is?
Also to say hello and I'm joining the waiting to TTC brigade. I have - wait for it - ten months to wait though...! Anyone else?! June 2015 can't come quick enough!

Leafmould Sun 14-Dec-14 20:06:42

Hello!

Also shamelessly resurrecting thread to find out how everyone is getting on!

Have just read back the last page, remembering those difficult times, waiting, and in my case splitting up....

Well turns out for me I got really lucky with a wonderful new partner an I am actually pg! So just wanted to share On here in case there were any others who had waited and waited and then split up.... It can happen for the best!

Hope that everyone is doing well with waiting, or actually ttc, or even pg! The op's baby must be 1 by now!!!!

mrsmugoo Mon 15-Dec-14 16:27:17

Please add me!

Waiting until May to TTC #2 - I have a 9 month old that I'm still breastfeeding but have had my 2nd period now that was 28 days after my first so I've started charting again.

I'm so excited to actually do the "trying" - last time was a (very) happy accident. I never even got to take a test - it was picked up in a blood test. I'm dying to POAS!

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