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Fabulous Fecund Over Forties TTC: fertile,prolific,fruitful and productive. Hand over the bfp's and hand them over now!!

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hopefulgum Fri 05-Jul-13 11:54:31

Starting the new thread for you wonderful ladies before I fly off into the sunset.

May this thread bring us the happy news we've all been waiting for. grin

diege Fri 05-Jul-13 12:36:39

Hello!! grin Have been reading through and soaking up the news - congrats to the newly bfp-ed! All fine here (24 weeks) and other than a few phone battles with the NHS refusing to accept that I am not having a smear with my dodgy cervix/low placenta until AFTER the baby is born, all seems to be plodding along nicely.
Gum thanks for the new thread and you have a brilliant time on your trip smile It's not sad at all about drooling over trip reviews - I do that when I've booked a travel lodge for the night grin.
Super-hot ere today and the double buggy is dead so will be a fun trip up to school!
Love to all xxx

mozzarellamummy Fri 05-Jul-13 13:56:48

Thanks gum for the new thread..I'm a fan of new starts! jass I also whisper "congratulations"..and hope our deal will work smile..
diege good to hear from you!

CaliBee Fri 05-Jul-13 17:39:11

Marking my place on the new thread.
Congratulations jass I hope this is "the one" for you.
Feeling sad lonely and pretty despondent here so I won't bore you all.
Much love to all x

Irishmammybread Fri 05-Jul-13 19:56:41

Thanks for starting a new thread gum.
Your holiday sounds fantastic, enjoy the pampering!
Nice to hear from you diege and glad all is going well with your pregnancy.Stick to your guns re the smear! The North West is great when the sun is shing, looks like summer is finally here.
CaliBee sorry to hear you're feeling down, it must be so hard to be away from your DH, especially when you're just married. If you're feeling lonely there's always some virtual company on here for you. xxx

jass43 Fri 05-Jul-13 22:09:54

Diege, hold on to that fighting spirit! Well done on avoiding a totally unnecessary intervention at this stage.
Calibee, you should bother us about your sad mood, until we manage to talk you out of it!

hopefulgum Fri 05-Jul-13 22:38:20

Oooh, look, the thread is taking off already!

Lovely to hear from you Diege. Stand your ground honey. It is your body and your pregnancy, and you area n educated woman FGS! I know you will have thought it over carefully.

Calibee, you know we are all here for you and none of us would be bored with what you have to say. I have a big sack of hugs here, so take a few, ((hugs)) bear It must be so hard being apart from your lovely DH. How's the transformation project coming along???

I woke up at 4:30 am today! Bloody hell. I shouldn't be anxious about anything, I had written several lists in the last few weeks, managed to stick to the plan and crossed everything off. But I often do get early morning insomnia in the tww. Would it be progesterone that causes this?

We are taking a long drive today, to our friends in another town, where will will stay overnight before flying out tomorrow. Little Charlie is very excited about the airplane trip.

I may be able to check on the thread while I am away, but don't know if I will post.

Hopefully I will come back to good news all around.

Gum xxx

Irishmammybread Fri 05-Jul-13 22:56:15

Bon voyage gum !

sparklysapphire Fri 05-Jul-13 23:20:34

Gum have a fabulous holiday, tell us all about it when you're back. Thanks for the new thread too.

Jass, I hope this one is the one - good luck.

Isabeller, I'm sure the midwife appointment will be fine - and I think you're younger than me. My midwife did describe me as "quite old", at my booking appointment, but hasn't mentioned my age since! I'm glad you're starting to feel better.

Isadorable, I hope treatment for your cyst is quick and relatively painless.

Morien, how are you doing, excellent that you've already had a scan and all is as it should be so far.

Green, if you're still lurking, how are you doing?

Diege, good to hear from you. Why would they suggest a smear while you're pregnant. I missed my last one, which of course isn't good, but I was told to have it done 3 months after having the baby, and to the best of my knowledge my cervix is normal!

I hope everyone has a lovely sunny weekend, I'm planning on staying as cool as possible, but it's been better for me so far to have had a gloomy summer, though of course we all need some sunshine.

JBrd Sat 06-Jul-13 11:00:22

Helle everyone, and thanks for the new thread, gum! Hope you have a great holiday!

Is it wrong that I feel strangely 'proud' and 'honoured' to announce the first BFP here?! wink Yes, after my temps staying up and up, I caved in yesterday and bought a test. It was positive last night, and still positive this morning... shock

I really didn't expect this, I had written this month off - we only dtd twice, on CD8 and CD11, and I ovulated on CD12 (I think). DH now thinks he has super sperm, and I'm almost agreeing with him. What are the odds?!

So - will it be third time lucky for me? I really really hope so.

Oscillating between feeling numb, giddy and petrified. We're at my friend's wedding today, and now I won't be able to drink, bummer.

Love to everyone!

2minds Sat 06-Jul-13 12:13:44

Wow, congratulations, JBrd! grin Fantastic news.

I haven't been on for a while. Busy with work and the boys. Am now on 2nd month TTC but don't think I have much chance of a positive this month. AF due next Thursday and already feeling that bloated feeling along with the tender breasts and rumblings you experience the week before. Hey ho, maybe for the best as I have not been so careful with my alcohol consumption this month!

Hello to everyone. Lets hope this turns out to be a positive thread for us all! smile

isadorable Sat 06-Jul-13 12:30:37

Congrats jass and JBrd. Doc thinks cyst seeing gynaecologist thurs so will know more then. Feeling pretty down so hopefully straightforward. Bon voyage gum! Love to everyone else too.

mozzarellamummy Sat 06-Jul-13 15:49:09

Congratulations jbrd!!!

Isabeller Sat 06-Jul-13 19:46:58

flowers Congratulations JBrd flowers and bear hugs Calibee bear

sparkly I think perhaps I am not younger than you grin (I only just qualify to be on a forties thread) but midwife said they recently had a 54 year old Mum with twins who 'is doing fine'! The appointment was ok in the end and quite funny at times with writing down all my risk factors and completely eccentric life which kept failing to fit into the tick boxes.

hopeful "many women notice their symptoms subside around 9 weeks, and sometimes the symptoms go away only to return in a day or two." How right you were! Completely poleaxed again on Thursday and Friday and only just managed to take DP for vital 'accompanied' hospital appointment keeping an eye out for loos to rush into in case I had to throw up (sorry if TMI).

Thank goodness I have been feeling more human today. Hope everyone is enjoying the sunshine xx

jass43 Sat 06-Jul-13 20:35:50

Jbrd, wow, congratulations on your bfp. Thingers crossed and all else as well! I think your timing was not bad at all, one day before OV seems rather ideal - the sperm might actually be better up there this way and waiting for a couple of days. So, bring that hubby ego down, if you so wish. If not, let him float on th cloud, with you, hopefully.
Me still positive today, though not really stronger than 10dpo. Am 12dpo. Not really worried (yet), as it is the strawberry season and the fmu looks hardly u at all! Max hold I managed was 4 try on tue, 15dpo. I am scheduling this so I will not overtest. They are bloody expensive here and I forgot to bring cheaper ones from home country when last visited.

Irishmammybread Sat 06-Jul-13 23:12:32

Congratulations JBrd!!! So that temp drop was an implantation dip after all! Hope you have an uneventful pregnancy. xxx

Glad to hear you've been feeling sick Isabeller (in the nicest possible way!) Hope you've been able to take it easy today,it's lovely to have sunshine at last.

Jass reassuring that your test today is positive,it must give you some peace of mind. How are you feeling, any symptoms?

isadorable hope you can get your cyst sorted out soon without complications,get well soon x

Hi sparkly, 2minds and everyone else!

hopefulgum Sat 06-Jul-13 23:53:59

Congratulations jbrd. Such good news!

notsoold Sun 07-Jul-13 01:37:56

Jass wonderful news and overtesting was oneof my problems!!! Xxx

Jbrd congratulations!!! What wonderful news !!!xxx

CaliBee Sun 07-Jul-13 10:08:51

Wonderful wonderful news happy for you.

Is dare I say I'm glad your symptoms are continuing??

Thankyou to all those that have offered virtual hugs (very greatfully received) and kindness. DH has now left on a four week exercise so we will have no contact atall sad the conversation has been awful since he went to Canada due to poor wifi and phonelines. It just feels like he is off having all the fun whilst I am left to organise the move and deal with the massive "empty nest syndrome" which seems to be going on in my head at the moment. I'm ashamed to say that my stroppiness and several snotagrams I sent him over the start of last week nearly caused him to be sent home on compassionate leave...eeek. Anybody would think I was the youngest one in the relationship!!! Anyway all is good now...I just miss him sooooo much. The sunshine over the last couple of days has lifted me no end......a drive in my car with the top down always puts a smile back on the old face grin.

I feel incredibly detached form the whole ttc business just now..~I'm not temping or testing this cycle. I feel I have got to know my body and am going to have a go at guessing when I ovulate from body signs. Afterall I know there is 100% zero chance of a bfp. Without the clomid I wonder if my body will revert back to the 40-50 day cycles that I was having last year??

jass43 Sun 07-Jul-13 15:04:13

Calibee, nice sunshine helps a lot. I took my bike out for a lazy stroll in the woods as well.
Irish, no, I have no symptoms whatsoever. In fact, had some brown smearing today which makes me feel very negative. In my successful pregnancies I never saw any brown spotting. In the unsuccesful ones, I always have had. So, I have to retest tomorrow to see whether to stop medication or not. Shall see tomorrow.

mozzarellamummy Sun 07-Jul-13 15:35:14

jass sorry for that bad sign but I keep everything crossed for you!
Isabeller, ehm good to know you're sick, hope not to much!! And how do you get to have teddy bear emoticons??
Cali hope the time DH is in Canada will fly away quickly for you!!
I had a bittersweet sad smile dream some days ago, dreaming the baby I lost was actually still with me.. She had been hiding in my home somewhere for months and I found her again and she was so similar to me as a child and I was so happy to have her with me at home.. It was amazingly realistic, of course it was upsetting to realize it was just a dream, but I was left with a good feeling.. it was as if she visited me in someway..

jass43 Sun 07-Jul-13 16:39:31

Mozarella, so sad..... But maybe indeed your baby came by to be with you for a fleeting moment.
I sneaked a quick OPK test in the afternoon in and still had the line on that one. Hard to compare with my last preg, as visibly the urine is so much more diluted, so even if I kept my last pack of hpt photos, I can not really tell where my levels are. Certainly sub-hundred, I think. Big chance of another chem.

Isabeller Mon 08-Jul-13 06:50:26

bear is to (bear) as
flowers is to (flowers)

Every time I feel ill now I am laughing at everyone being so pleased I feel dreadful! It is a great sign but I will be relieved when it goes away.

Edamame Mon 08-Jul-13 19:10:28

Hello peeps and big congrats to Jbrd!

I'm new around here, 41, TTC #1 for 3 months. I met the love of my life just less than a year ago. For me, there was no reason to start trying before that. I guess I'm a bit of a late developer. DP is convinced it will happen very very quickly, I'm not so sure.

mozzarellamummy Mon 08-Jul-13 21:23:42

welcome Edamame, hope your DP has the right feeling!! smile

Tomorrow I will know which is the school where I will start to teach from September.. feeling a bit nervous about it.. confused.. I'm forcedly quitting a completly different kind of job and I wonder what it will be like to deal with teenagers..

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