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Finally started TTC (Oct 12) Anybody else care to join/support?

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BoyMeetsWorld Sun 07-Oct-12 19:30:58

Hi all,

After much much waiting, deliberating over 'right times', coming off of nasty medication / mirena coil & finding a time we weren't both shattered from work...DH & I finally started TTC tonight!

Feel a bit excited, not scared that this could be the start of a long long process. Would love to chat to others just starting round about now & share your journey...or please direct me to the most recent thread of this type if there is already a better one (there's so many threads on here & I couldn't find one for people just starting TTC at the moment).


BoyMeetsWorld Sun 07-Oct-12 19:31:58

Lol sorry that should've been 'bit' scared rather than 'not' scared blush

littlestgirlguide Sun 07-Oct-12 19:44:12

I'm on another thread too, but hoping that this
Month the dreaded nasty implant will have started to wear off and things might be more normal...

Do you have any other children, or will this be your first?

BoyMeetsWorld Sun 07-Oct-12 19:54:04

Hi there littlestgirlguide thanks for replying! It's so exciting, I'm just eager to chat to others going through the same thing!

I've joined the Nov BFP thread too, but (as I explained on there) I'm trying not to get hung up on BFPs, would rather take a casual approach so as not to put too much pressure on us...& chat to others TTC at same time along the way smile

DH and I are 27. I've already got a DS who isn't DH's but he's basically a 2nd dad to. This is a very new experience for me...Previous relationship was terrible & ExP actually left me whilst pregnant, so it feels sooo different actively deciding to TTC with someone I'm confident will always be here for me / us grin

BoyMeetsWorld Sun 07-Oct-12 19:54:47

How about you? I think the mirena coil & implant have similar hormones don't they. How long have you waited since removal?

littlestgirlguide Sun 07-Oct-12 20:13:52

All sounds loads more positive for you this time, isn't it lovely actually deciding together to try for a baby? My first was a happy surprise (the result of a rainy weeks holiday in a caravan in Cornwall!) and it was such a nice thing to actually sit down and agree to a second.
We're a bit older than you - I'm 30 - and DH is even older with two grown up DD's, and I admit he took some convincing that a 4th would be a good idea!
I has the implant out in August and didnt wait - just launched straight into it - but have had a few (ha!) issues with excessive bleeding since then... This is the first cycle that's been any where near normal. Now on CD 21, think I spotted signs of ovulation at the right time, and DTD at the right time, so am quietly hopeful.

Did you wait after having the mirena removed?
Maybe I should count this as the first cycle?

BoyMeetsWorld Sun 07-Oct-12 20:22:49

We've waited 2.5 weeks but that more because of the medication I was on. I'm
A bit apprehensive whether we've really waited long enough but heyho - floodgates are open now :p

Hooya Mon 08-Oct-12 08:21:08

Hi boy and welcome to the fun of TTC! If you're planning to go with the relaxed approach and not doing temping / charting / ov sticks etc, you may want to check out the Just Shagging thread. A few of us are pretty new to it and overexcitedly shagging like bunnies just trying to enjoy ourselves and not go mental!

Good luck!

BoyMeetsWorld Mon 08-Oct-12 09:37:24

Thanks Hooya! I'll go join the other busy bunnies over there too ;)

Clairey2012 Mon 08-Oct-12 18:22:40

Hi there, can I join in. I came off cerazette in july, had a period a month later n now still waiting for my next one, its about 2 and a half weeks late, been cramping though n got realy sore boobs. Not pregnant though. Hmmmm who would have thought coming off th pill n ttc would be so confusing.x

BoyMeetsWorld Mon 08-Oct-12 18:38:12

Hi Clairey - tell me about it! Similar with Mirena...these contraceptives don't make life easy!

Clairey2012 Mon 08-Oct-12 19:15:08

Its funny that you spend most of your youth being told how easy it is to get pregnant n you must take every precaution then when you are ttc you realise that it aint all that easy. X

littlestgirlguide Mon 08-Oct-12 20:17:23

Seems we are all having issues post contraception! I wish I'd never bothered!

petitfromage Tue 09-Oct-12 21:49:14

Hi there - is it ok to join this thread as it seems to be you are very similar to me boymeets! Im' about to start ttc with DH, I have DS age 4 who was from previous marriage and like you he told me he was leaving me when I was pg (10 weeks - nice!). After recovering from disaster relationship, spending 2 years learning to be a single mum, I met DH and 2 years later on we are ready to take the next step.... He is an amazing step dad and I can't wait to have a baby with him (his first).
I'm having my coil taken out next week. Eeek! The only thing is despite being ecstatically happy about our decision I'm also plagued with anxiety about the same thing happening again. Are you worried about this? Or about it affecting your current relationship? Or am I just being paranoid.....

BoyMeetsWorld Tue 09-Oct-12 21:58:42

Wow petit ...are you actually me?? Lol. That is very very similar.

I'm so glad you said that, because I feel EXACTLY the same. I posted yesterday on one of the other threads how something really weird happened to me. DH & I have started TTC now and after DTD (sorry if too much info lol!) the other day, I randomly burst into tears. Poor DH was confused & horrified bless him & I couldn't really explain it. But I'm so so emotional about this whole thing. I v much want a baby with him & it's lovely knowing finally someone will be there. At the same time however, part of me felt stronger on my own in pregnancy & with LO - I just made decisions for me & us, didn't stand to get hurt by a man letting us down...that had already happened spectacularly & it couldn't get any worse. Now Im partially overwhelmed by having him there, loving me & doing this as a team. & partially terrified that if he left I really would be broken this time & couldn't stand having a 2nd child I had to "give back" to an absent parent all the time for visits.

Sorry for that waffle lol don't know if any of that rings a bell? I'm also putting so much pressure on the whole TTC / pregnancy being 'perefect' & romantic & wonderful this time. Need to chill out & just enjoy it methinks or it'll never happen!!

Good luck with the coil removal, so far all has been remarkably well with mine...

deliasmithy Wed 10-Oct-12 11:16:29

A newbie here, both in terms of MN and TTC.
Stopped pill 3 weeks ago, after waiting til both DH and I were completely ready... Which now means we are both completely impatient! I am 29, desperate tc before I hit the 3-0!

BoyMeetsWorld Wed 10-Oct-12 19:37:33

Hiya delia how long are you waiting before TTC? We got too impatient & only lasted 3 weeks after coil removal...advice is v inconsistent so hoping all will be ok! blush

deliasmithy Wed 10-Oct-12 20:50:00

Er I waited a day!
But realised I have no idea about my cycle. I'm prepared for AF to come at some point, as disappointing as that would be on one hand, as at least I could then work out dates and things.

BoyMeetsWorld Wed 10-Oct-12 20:57:35

Yeah same here. The reason we didn't wait longer is I'm certain I was ovulating so if we didn't get moving we'd miss our chance this month. But now I'm feeling pretty bloated & crampy so reluctantly expecting AF anytime soon. Grrr.

Clairey2012 Wed 10-Oct-12 21:19:35

Hey deliasmithy, wot pill were u on. I was on cerazette n soooo confused bout wots goin on wit me body.x

deliasmithy Wed 10-Oct-12 23:21:08

Clairey - yes! I was on that one!
When I came off it several months ago as we had been looking to TTC then, but waited, it went straight into a regular pattern. Not so sure this time. Three weeks and I've had multiple mini AF/ spotting, three lots of ewcm, sorry if tmi!
After getting stressed about it initially I'm calming down and forcing myself just to give it time. It's frustrating though isn't it!

deliasmithy Thu 11-Oct-12 15:15:50

Right, I was on top of the whole trying to behave normally thing. Today however I have wasted time Googling sore boobs, as mine have been hurting for 2 weeks now, and today it's got more painful.

Is it simply a build up to a mega AF or is it a sign? Perhaps a sign of being over eager?!

BoyMeetsWorld Thu 11-Oct-12 17:21:01

Lol symptom spotting is evil, it does crazy things to you. On a few occasions now iv persuaded myself I'm preggers/have cancer/may be infertile thanks to Too Much Dr.Google! But fx it is an early sign for you!

perrista Tue 16-Oct-12 19:20:53

Hi All. Can I join too?! Totally new to MN and TTC. DH and I have been casually shagging for 2 years (although not too regularly due to work pressures!). Visited the doc and now we're trying the OPK method. First one this morning with no smiley face. Its all very new and scary! blush

deliasmithy Wed 17-Oct-12 13:54:13

Hello perrista!

I've bought a clear blue fertility monitor, and assuming no luck this month I'm now keenly waiting for AF to get going. I hope this increases the odds.

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