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To just want to get and stay pregnant?

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farfallarocks Mon 17-Oct-11 16:17:18

I mean how HARD can it be, everyone else seems to be able to manage it judging by
a) my friends
b) the local park
c) my office


KatAndKit Mon 17-Oct-11 16:21:12

YANBU and you are right, it does seem bloody hard at times. I hope you have better luck soon. It's always when things aren't working out for you that every other woman you see seems to have a massive bump though isn't it?

farfallarocks Mon 17-Oct-11 16:23:48

Thanks Kat, I am normally much more positive, its all getting on top of me this afternoon for some reason

Angel786 Mon 17-Oct-11 16:39:53

Yanbu itctook us a while and I saw prams and babies everywhere?

tower84 Mon 17-Oct-11 16:46:07

So hard to deal with. I have been there.

LissieLovettsDeliciousMeatPies Mon 17-Oct-11 16:46:37

yanbu. its shit. and it doesnt seem to get any easier. when I think of all the years I took the pill, used condoms, panicked about drunken fumbles... should've saved myself the bother.

eurochick Mon 17-Oct-11 16:47:24

I feel your pain. I am so ready. In fact I am over ready, having had to wait for my husband to be ready. And now it is not happening. I would have loved my kids to have been able to play with my friends' kids but they are all growing up now.


I am sad and hormonal today. I am full of PMT hormones and when my period comes that will mean we are on cycle 12 of properly trying (as opposed to just being a bit casual about contraception). 11 cycles of perfectly-timed dtd and nada.

Midori1999 Mon 17-Oct-11 16:47:35

YANBU at all.

PopcornMouse Mon 17-Oct-11 16:51:39

YANBU, <<big hug and brew >>

prettyfly1 Mon 17-Oct-11 16:52:46

YANBU and whilst it is most un-mumsnetty of me, please have a big (hopefully fertility inducing) hug.

farfallarocks Mon 17-Oct-11 16:56:47

Thanks pretty I will take that

So sad that many others are in this position <waves at popcorn and euro from conception>

I had no idea this could be so hard

Agree with lizzie about not bothering with contraception for all those years and all those lectures about don't go enar a boy, you will get pregnant.

LissieLovettsDeliciousMeatPies Mon 17-Oct-11 17:01:35

been over 6 years for us now (13 mc's and an ep) and every month my hopes raise just a little bit. for example, my period is due today and hasnt shown up. so, bearing in mind that we only had sex twice this month because Ive been ill, on CD10 and CD25 you'd think that I would be resigned to getting pissed at my friends wedding and glaring at all the well meaning dears who ask me when Im going to give ds a sibling, wouldnt you?


I hovered over the HPTs in boots today and spent an hour prodding my boobs.

and some people make it seem so easy.

I do a lot of blocking on FB.

farfallarocks Mon 17-Oct-11 17:03:27

lissie, 13 mcs! I am so sorry sad

LissieLovettsDeliciousMeatPies Mon 17-Oct-11 17:06:02

ah, its ok. and any other day i am quite laid back about it, it is what it is, and I am lucky to have ds. but there seem to be a billion announcements at the moment (havent they heard of tv?) and I am fed up about it all.

NinjaChipmunk Mon 17-Oct-11 17:06:05

far YANBU and, well, you know my feelings about it.
lissie I haven't been on fb for months, far too many ill feelings come out of me when I go there!

LissieLovettsDeliciousMeatPies Mon 17-Oct-11 17:10:39

<waves to ninja> a girl who was pg at the same time as i was with ds (both our dc1) announced her fourth the other week. and she is moaning about how hard it is being pg, esp with 3 dc's, the youngest of whom isnt one.

she has gone.

although, my lovely bf rang up to tell me that he and his dw were expecting their second. he said "DW is pg again, due in march, so 12w. we have scan next week. Im going to hang up now, let you cry and throw the phone at the wall. ring back when you are ready" that was lovely.

Snowboarder Mon 17-Oct-11 17:11:55

YANBU - I've been there. I just assumed that you have sex, get pregnant and 9/10 months later a baby pops out. How wrong was I? I ended up having IVF, the pregnancy from hell (huge scary bleeds for first 12 weeks) and a 3 month prem baby who spent the first 2 months of his life in hospital. And despite that I know I am one of the lucky ones.

If it's any consolation to you there were 4 couples in our circle (us included) who had been trying for years and years to get pregnant without success. All of us got pregnant within the last 18 months so it does happen sometimes. I hope it happens for you too love.

farfallarocks Mon 17-Oct-11 17:23:22

Thanks snow that is an uplifting tale, I hope your babe is ok now?

Snowboarder Mon 17-Oct-11 17:30:54

He is doing very well thanks Farfalla although he does have very bad reflux, but I don't want to moan as I'm aware that I am lucky to have him.

Sorry if you've mentioned it previously on the thread but how long have you been trying? Have you seen anyone about it ie assisted conception?

ChameleonCircuit Mon 17-Oct-11 17:33:05

Lissie, your bf just made me cry! What a lovely thoughtful way to do it.

LissieLovettsDeliciousMeatPies Mon 17-Oct-11 17:45:57

Chameleon, it was really lovely. No demands that I gush on about what great news it was, no ccing me in on an email or even announcing it on fb. It was the perfect thing to do. And that's why he is my best friend and gave me away when I married dh.

Moomoomie Mon 17-Oct-11 19:09:07

YANBU. I. Have been there, done that and worn the bloody T Shirt.
I am now a very proud mum of 3 adopted, adorable daughters.
Remember, there are other ways.

buggerlugs82 Mon 17-Oct-11 19:34:05

I just want to get pregnant, full stop. I can't even begin to imagine the thoughts and pain you suffer when you lose one, (or 13 in Lissies case) <waves to lissie>

Minus273 Mon 17-Oct-11 19:46:02

YANBU. When you are having problems ttc or staying pregnant you tend to see pregnant women or new babies everywhere.

addictediam Mon 17-Oct-11 19:48:06

Yanbu I've been there 3 years and 4 mc. Not as long or as many mc as some of you but upsetting all the same. When I finally got pg with dd it was a hellish pg, in and out of hospital every other week. Then when dd was 5mo I fell pg again! And its been a very easy pg.

I just wanted you to know that there is life on the other side.

<hugs, brew biscuit wine>

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