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12 months on and most people on my TTC thread are pregnant so I'm starting a new one! Come and join me if you've been TTC a while or are TTC after pregnancy loss... we've been through it all!

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iloveberries Tue 15-May-12 09:39:41

iloveberries Age 31, DH 32, DS 2 yrs. Been TTC #2 for a year, 1 m/c, 1 ectopic, 1 tube removed. Will be starting TTC again after my next AF.

Still following the ladies on my original TTC thread but most of them are now pregnant so whilst I'm delighted for them I wanted to start a new place for those who have been TTC for a while and are still awaiting a healthy, sticky bean in the right place.

All welcome..... nothing if off limits, nothing is TMI, no 'babydust' though please

MooleyWooleyShamaLamaDingDong Tue 15-May-12 09:48:01

<clambers into new shiny thread>
<finds nice soft cushion>
<makes some brews and brandishes some jammy dodgers>

Berries hello grin

oooooh nice new thread here. very nice.

And yes, definitely NO babydust <retches at thought of the vile stuff>

When is AF due my dear?

Shall we start a stat list? <gets pen and paper out, poised and ready>


Dtd or waiting to Dtd
iloveberries (31) DH 32, DS 2 yrs. TTC #2 for a year, 1 m/c, 1 ectopic, 1 tube removed - AF due?????

Waiting to POAS
Mooleywooleyshamalamadingdong (30) DH (31). TTC #1 for a year. 1 chem, PCOS - AF possibly due 20th May

iloveberries Tue 15-May-12 10:22:32

aah moo - you're so enthusiastic - i love it!
Af due on saturday.

MooleyWooleyShamaLamaDingDong Tue 15-May-12 10:26:29

I makes me feel like I am doing something and in control of something, especially when i can't control my body.

Have just been on a PCOS TTC thread and there is some very interesting reading on there for me. I have ordered a shed load of tests and 2 PCOS books (wish I had done this months ago) and I am going to try my best to lose some weight, eat a lot bit better and see if that has any affect. Sometimes life gets in the way though, but apparently PCOS is a bugger of a condition, so maybe it's time i helped myself.

I am potentially due on Saturday as well, although with my mammoth cycles, that could be a Saturday in August grin

simperingsally Tue 15-May-12 11:00:04

Hi all, I have been ttc for 6 months now.. can i join too?
I was so disapointed this morning when i woke up with my period.

simperingsally Tue 15-May-12 11:04:45

Im 22, DH 27, DD 2 yrs TTc #2 for 6 months

MooleyWooleyShamaLamaDingDong Tue 15-May-12 11:29:30

hello Simpering welcome aboard.

It's always very disappointing when she rears her head, but I like to think that the next cycle is shiny and new and that there will be a BFP at the end of it.

<I am clearly delusional though, as I don't ovulate very regularly grin>

simperingsally Tue 15-May-12 11:54:08

Thanks mooley!
I'm also very delusional optimistic aout next month.
am online right now trying to work out weather Pre-seed or Concieve Plus is the way to go.
Any advice?

MooleyWooleyShamaLamaDingDong Tue 15-May-12 13:39:45

I have only used Pre-Seed; great for a quicky over the fertile period when, for me, sex can get a little business-like, not sure it helped in getting me pg, but last month i did get several a BFP but sadly lost it not long after.

Really easy to use, i tend to save the applicators for when i definitely know I am ovulating (with Pre-Seed you only get 9), and at other times, i just apply using my finger blush

Countmyblessings Tue 15-May-12 13:54:53

Thanks for invite ilove!

iloveberries Tue 15-May-12 14:01:40

HI simpering and welcome along. Sorry #2 is taking a little while for you. I bought some pre-seed the other day after reading that conceive plus could be very sticky. Someone on another thread told me the natural CM is best but i guess preseed can't do any harm.

Glad you found us count

simperingsally Tue 15-May-12 16:12:41

Thanks for the advice. Im just going to order some now will try the CP.. as its a bit cheaper and Ive been reading online and they do seem to be equally good.

iloveberries Tue 15-May-12 16:18:28

well we can do a live experiment then! One with pre-seed, one with Conceive plus... Although being a decade older than you with half the tubes I think I'm starting from a distinct disadvantage so maybe not!!!

simperingsally Tue 15-May-12 16:38:33

grin ilove
maybe not a good idea. Im really trying to loose weight though im not my best shape.
I had hyperemesis with dd and went down to a size 10 but managed to put it back on. started doing zumba yesterday.

MooleyWooleyShamaLamaDingDong Tue 15-May-12 16:45:35

grin at Berries

Ladies, some advice if you would; as we all know, I have PCOS, and with PCOS you are advised not to use OPKs because LH is always present in some form due to the high amounts of the hormone.

Anyway, to cut a long story short, FF has me at 11dpo today. I POAS at 9dpo because i had one IC left, I was feeling a bit weird and I am a POAS-aholic blush anyway, it wasn't with FMU but there was definitely something light and ghost like that came up. I have disregarded this. Anyway, today i have been headachy, crampy and have awful heartbutn and as I am working from home, I thought what the hell, I have loads of OPKs, I am going to P on one. So i did. It's positive. I don't think I have ever gotten a positive before. But i have PCOS, so it could just be stupid high amounts of LH, or i could be ovulating, or...........

I don't have any other tests in the house, i can;t leave the house because I am waiting on TNT to call with a parcel and I am working myself up into a sweat grin

In other news though, I have decided to not go to the interview for the job that i didn't really want tomorrow. It was only slightly more money than I am on now and it has made me realise that I am actually happy where I am.

iloveberries Tue 15-May-12 16:48:45

a positive OPK moo or a BFP?????????

MooleyWooleyShamaLamaDingDong Tue 15-May-12 16:59:05

Only a positive OPK Berries if it was a BFP i would be more excited.

I wish it was a BFP though..........

I don't think it will be though.

iloveberries Tue 15-May-12 17:04:36

moo - i'm gonna be harsh now.... Stop pissing on sticks!!!
You said in the first line of your post that with PCOS you're not supposed to. So you're causing yourself unecessary stress, wondering, worrying etc with all this weeing! just stop. I know it's hard..... put.the.sticks.away.

MooleyWooleyShamaLamaDingDong Tue 15-May-12 17:09:16

grin thanks berries i haven't peed on anything for so long though. I couldn't resist. I have stoped. I promise. Thank god I have no HPTs in the house. DH would come home to find them everywhere grin

right.........i have had my moment of madeness. Back to normal it is with me. Was a nice distraction from work for a bit though!!

iloveberries Tue 15-May-12 17:28:38

thanks for listening.
i am now going to be the preacher of relaxed TTC easy to say when i'm not officially trying for another 3 weeks

MooleyWooleyShamaLamaDingDong Tue 15-May-12 17:32:59

You were right....... and it was just what i needed.

Yes, relaxed approach seems the way forward; trust me it's easy to say even when your in the middle of TTC. Doing is always so much harder.

iloveberries Tue 15-May-12 17:42:13

i know mate. not looking forward to the militant bonking that comes with being in the 2nd year of TTC

MooleyWooleyShamaLamaDingDong Tue 15-May-12 18:03:48

Oh crikey no; not that i don't like sex, but EOD 3 times a week and more over the fertile's too much. Apart from just wanting to be pg, more than anything i want to not shag as much.

If you had asked me that 5 years ago, i would have been like "no, give me more!!" grin

CountryKitty Tue 15-May-12 18:10:10

Hi girsl, can I join too?

DH & I both 31, 2DC, ttc no3 for 5 months. 2MC @ 7 & 5 weeks in that time.

AF due tomorrow and getting signs that it is now on it's way. Didn't really think I was pg this month (DH away over time I thought I Ov'd) but still gut wrenching to have it confirmed. Only consolation is I didn't waste any £££ tests this month.

Don't know what approach to take next month.... Cycle is a bit messed up after mc's and not too sure when actually ovulate. Cycles still regular at 25 days, but think my LP has shortened. Used to be 11 days so not much room to shorten. Was thinking of doing temps - anyone tried this approach?

Not wanting to do opk as already have a POAS problem and don't want to encourage this anymore than have to!

Ps Dont like touchy feely 'baby dust' either.

Moo get a proper test to PO!! IC are always so crap!

CountryKitty Tue 15-May-12 18:12:50

HaHa Moo Ditto re the shagging! i have no idea when my fertile period is so last month tried to dtd eod-ish - so tiring! Will be nice to have a break over AF!!

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