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Let's make some May babies

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louloubellamozzarella Sat 23-Jul-11 21:12:13

The end of July is drawing near; SWI with DP hasn't been as frequent as hoped; and I've decided to err on the side of caution.

So. Here's a thread for anyone else hoping to make a beautiful May 2012 baby.

I am 27 and TTC #1. Been on pill for an age so unsure of cycles. Only been trying for a couple of weeks - the more I type the more I note my wild optimism!!

Anyone else who knows more about this business than I do? Please come and give me some hope that a May baby might be at all possible smile

louloubellamozzarella Sun 24-Jul-11 11:41:53

blush oh am I on my own?

cheekycurls Sun 24-Jul-11 12:09:19

would love a may 2012 baby, after 3 years of trying i've lost all hope!
booked in for a laparoscopy & hysteroscopy and i've heard others get pregnant pretty soon after having that done, so maybe i would get a may baby!! smile

ur only just starting out so my only advise to u would be to try and not get caught up in TTC, it's so easy to get crazy over everything related to TTC
also try not to discus EWCM or any other TMI with DP and just jump him whenever u can! men don't do too well with knowing everything! get ur self some fun underwear (maybe u won't fit into them much longer! smile 'baby making' should be fun not a function)

a may baby is very possible, as u have just come off the pill, i conceived my DD straight after coming of the pill (something to do with hormone surges and what not)

good luck and fingers crossed for u smile

Poppy1980 Sun 24-Jul-11 15:35:31

I'm in!! Good luck to us all.

mskatemc Sun 24-Jul-11 16:55:54

I'd be delighted too. I think I've just worked out what SWI means and am a) laughing and b) agreeing. Doesn't help that we work such different hours...

Fingers (but not legs) crossed...

Spuddybean Sun 24-Jul-11 17:41:48

i am in! i have been lurking here for the last couple of months and we've been ttc since May.

My partner works away a lot and also has phimosis, so i just dont think enough of his, er, contribution is getting as far up and in as necessary

verycherry82 Mon 25-Jul-11 10:47:27

I'm in too! We have been TTC number 2 for 3 weeks and i have just finished my period so am hoping this month will be the month! That is probably super optimistic but I am so impatient!!

Good luck to us all!

kat2504 Mon 25-Jul-11 11:02:21

I'm joining you. I am not expecting to succeed this month - will be amazed if I do due to poor timing. Have been trying for ages and have had two early mc along the way. Due my period in ten days, and will be away on holiday in the sunshine during the crucial week next month. You know you hear all those stories about people going away and relaxing on their holidays and getting magically pregnant!

loulou I second the advice to take it easy and just enjoy the swi for the first few months. If it takes longer than 4-6 months then you can mental with charts and ovulation tests. In the meantime, sex three times a week should do just fine. You will get to know your cycles over the next few months, but hopefully you will be pregnant by then. You have about a 20 percent chance of getting lucky the first month, so dont stress yourself too much if it doesn't happen first time. Last time it took me seven months. I used ovulation tests, got fed up of them, and decided to have a month off ttc. That was when I conceived!

spuddy has your man been to the docs?

Marwoir Mon 25-Jul-11 13:39:37

Just wanted to say good luck to you May 2012-ers. I had my boy in May 2011, and I vividly remember this time last year, seems like a lifetime ago. But May is a gorgeous time to have a baby, I wish you all the luck in the world!

MammaInTheMaking Mon 25-Jul-11 18:35:16

I'm jumping on this thread too!! I've just started TTC and think I might have missed an April baby so have all fingers and toes Fx for a May bub. Just stocked up on Folic Acid vitamins at the shop, I'm so excited!!! My cycle is a very regular 29 days so hope I've got things sussed there.... Good luck ladies

louloubellamozzarella Tue 26-Jul-11 09:20:50

Why thank you for joining me ladies; let's hope this good luck gets us somewhere.

I definitely think the advice not to take it too seriously to start is spot on.

I like to do things 'properly' (ie anal and planaholic) so my instinct is to get stastical but I can tell that's only going to stress me out, so I'm forcing myself not to even think about testing early or thinking about cycles etc.

Deciding to TTC is a big enough jump at the moment anyway, so it's good to take it slowly. Don't want to over-inform but I have loved coming off the pill after so long on it (nearly 10 years). Amongst other things I'll just say that hadn't realised how much my libido had gone down over that time wink.

I'm really not expecting TC straight away anyway; my cycles always were a bit hit and miss. Be nice to have some company for the journey anyway, so would be good to know how you're all getting on smile.

Catsycat Tue 26-Jul-11 10:33:34

Hi, can I join you? I had a mc & ERPC at the end of June, and have just had AF (came back pretty quickly). DH works away part of the week, but on his return will be swi... This would be DC3.

Can't help thinking it will take ages this time, though the pg I mc happened the first month of trying sad when we were on holiday. Hoping it's true about being more fertile after a mc. Have ordered DH not to be away too many nights next week, as requiring access to the product at all times!!!!

Am charting and will try ovulation sticks this month, but only because I am wanting to check everything is working properly after the mc. However, I think generally being relaxed about it as much as possible does help, and definitely trying to keep dtd fun and "spontaneous" as much as possible will keep DH happier!!!

louloubellamozzarella Tue 26-Jul-11 10:42:10

Hi Catsy, sounds like you might have a good chance so good luck! I have no idea how fertile I am (if at all :S) - starting to think I should maybe have maybe called this thread 'Let's make some May-August (possibly winter 2012) babies' grin.

'The product' made me smile - might have to employ that one as my secret codeword smile

festiemum Tue 26-Jul-11 10:56:02

Hello! Can I join you too?! I am another anal control freak, and my other children were planned with military precision, but this time, I want to try to just go with the flow and see what happens!

I have a feeling, it's not going to be easy though! grin

Kveta Tue 26-Jul-11 11:03:02

hiya, DH and I have just decided to TTC DC2, so is it ok if I join? DS was a bit of an unexpected conception, involving lots of alcoholic beverages, so DH thinks we should just get pissed and not bother with contraception - I'm more into planning this one! I've worked when I should be fertile, so am just going to ambush him more often in that week.

we've just got our first bed, too (after years in rental properties, and several months on a sofa!), so we're making the most of it grin

Loulou - when you said 'I like to do things 'properly' (ie anal' I read that a little bit wrong grin and thought 'well, that's not going to make any babies!!' I apologise in advance for my mind being in the gutter grin

louloubellamozzarella Tue 26-Jul-11 11:29:03

blush oops! I do often make unintentionally smutty/un thought out comments; sorry for that!

Welcome ladies smile

Quenelle Tue 26-Jul-11 11:37:47

Hi, can I join too? We're also just starting TTC DC2.

Last time we spent months concentrating on SWI at the right time etc and tbh I don't think we were doing it enough blush. We finally decided on a plan to SWI every other day between periods using preseed. Not sure if the preseed actually helped with the conception but it certainly made it easier to have a 5 min quickie if we weren't in the mood. Aaanyway, it worked the first month and we now have 2yo DS.

So this time we're going straight in with the Keep Quenelle Topped Up At All Times method. Although I confess I'm already symptom spotting after we SWI this month on CD19 blush

festiemum Tue 26-Jul-11 11:45:59

Oh Gawd, it's just impossible not to symptom spot isn't it?!

There's just no way I'm going to be able to be all cool and laid back about it! Do love the Keep Quennelle Topped Up At All Times method though - think you should patent that! grin

You're right though, regular SWI between periods is the way forward. Though I LOL'ed at Kveta wondering how loulou was planning on conceiving with anal!! smile

Quenelle Tue 26-Jul-11 11:48:12

I didn't like to say anything festie, I thought maybe you knew something we didn't wink

MammaInTheMaking Tue 26-Jul-11 14:06:39

Yup my mind fell in that gutter too!


louloubellamozzarella Tue 26-Jul-11 14:10:10

Gnahaha [smutty laugh] - have just re-read thread from my 'anal' comment in a whooole different light grin. Sorry, this is probably meant to be a lovely fluffy conception thread and I've really lowered the tone...

Loving the 'topped up at all times' method. Do you think you could get it into the MN acronyms list: KQTUAAT - hm catchy!

I would really love my AF to arrive so I knew where my cycle is at. I am going on hols next week - guarantee it will start on day 1 of bikini wearing....

Quenelle, I might have to give preseed a try.... where do you buy it - are we talking Tesco or online?!

Quenelle Tue 26-Jul-11 14:32:21

I bought it from Access Diagnostics last time (even though it sounds like an auto parts website confused). I will probably use them again because they packaged it in a nice anonymous brown package, which is necessary if you get it delivered to your workplace...

It looks like they do the full range of products to help you obsess fertility products, Pregnacare Conception tablets are cheaper there than Boots, although I think I'll give Boots own brand a try this time.

Kveta Tue 26-Jul-11 15:01:06

glad I'm not the only one with a filthy mind then!!

my cycles have been all over the place recently, but past 2 months have been about 40 days, so am going on that information. DS is 2 in september, and still bfed, so I'm hopeful that that will make no difference to my fertility, but DH is fairly keen that DS is off the boob by christmas, so if no DC2 on the way by then, I guess I will wean him to potentially increase fertility. We had no trouble TTC DS though, so have no idea what I'll do if I'm not pg by the end of August!! Probably fall apart spectacularly for a couple of days, then regroup and continue SWI grin

MammaInTheMaking Tue 26-Jul-11 18:17:11

Well now I'm in a pickle and allowing my mind to get very carried away. DP agreed he wanted to start trying last week and we got right on down to it! I totally assumed we'd missed the boat for July however a quick look at the dates and things at work today shows we did the deed on Ov day and the day after. So I'm now driving myself round the bend thinking "what if"... I'm telling myself that it all starts for real in Aug however I'd prob pee my pants if a BFP appeared before. Oh goodness, AF due a week's gona be a long week!

festiemum Tue 26-Jul-11 21:38:17

Right, well my AF's just stopped, so I suppose I'd better get down to business... <rolls sleeves up> See you later!! blush

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