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ELR Tue 30-Jul-13 15:10:41

Going to start trying for a third in August, I already have a dd10 and a ds7. I don't mind a boy or a girl but if I could choose I would choose a girl as still have all dd gorgeous little dresses and cardigans don't know what happened to ds clothes!
Anyone else mad enough to try for a third??

Hendricks Tue 13-Aug-13 13:16:34

After that AF turned up early, so I'm now CD3 of cycle 2! Ah well, onwards and upwards - and this time round I'e actually got some vitamins in.

1 to 2 was a no brainer for us either pommedchocolat Deciding to go for 3 has been a bit trickier. After a short gap between 1 and 2 we do seem to be moving away from baby days already. Haven't got rid of anything though... Shall just see what happens - good luck everyone!

ELR Tue 13-Aug-13 19:57:47

pomme dd is 10 and ds is 7 and both really want us to have another baby! Wonder what they will think in reality though!!

ThreeGoMad Wed 14-Aug-13 07:34:38

CD11 here. Must have sex tonight. Must have sex tonight. Must have sex tonight. TTC is so romantic!

pommedechocolat Wed 14-Aug-13 09:24:38

Can't believe I used the wrong 'their'. Opps! Thats sweet ELR - no pressure though!

Good luck ThreeGoMad!

Anyone have any preference on what flavour dc3 is? I have two girls so a boy would be nice for me but I think a girl might be cool for the dds as three sisters sounds awesome (poor dh though!).

Bloob Thu 15-Aug-13 14:15:12

I have dd then ds so I think a girl would be nice, stop it turning into " dd and the boys" also ds and dc3 will be closer in age so I don't really want her left out. I don't have a huge preference though, it would just be more convenient! I love baby boys!

My af is due any day... Every time I go to the loo I say a little prayer. And then when there's still nothing I think - wait, am I crazy?!

Luxlisbon82 Thu 15-Aug-13 15:16:39

I'm due any day now too, but not feeling too hopeful. Just trying to forget about it but got a feeling af will come bang on time booo.

I have always wanted a little girl as I have 2 boys and this would be the last baby so would be nice, but right now I don't care, just want a bfp. Properly grumpy and doomladen so guess that's me out for this month.

How is everyone else? Anyone testing soon, need some positive news and inspiration!

SarahBumBarer Fri 16-Aug-13 16:22:01

Gulp! Ok - me, Can I join - I'm trying for DC3? Well nearly. AF just arrived so as soon as it's gone then I need to have my coil taken out. But then the TTC can commence.

I have DS (3) and DD (14 months) and I have no strong preference - not going to find out the sex - but I have a teeny tiny preference for a boy. Having had a bit of a scare with DD though I really really just want a healthy baby.

Oh and I'm ancient (39) More of my friends becoming grannies than mothers these days!

wine while I still can!

ELR Fri 16-Aug-13 20:59:28

Hello, just checking in currently on holiday in the French alps and managed dtd on day 14. So am officially in the tww after dtd on day 11 and day 14 we were just so tired on days 12 and 13 so hopefully one of those days will be a success.
Really hoping for a girl but a boy would be fab too, I am def going to find out I can't stand surprises or suspense!
Good luck to all of you waiting for af never to arrive!

ohcluttergotme Fri 16-Aug-13 21:19:38

Hi, can I join thread please with the other nutters!
Have a 14 year old dd & almost 4 year old ds. For the last 2 years have been ttc but went back on my pill after 18 months as thought we're mad, we're skint, we are crippled with mortgage & our house is tiny! Also when I'm off my pill my hormones are all over the place!
I know in my heart though that I desperately want another baby and at 35 I can feel my biological clock ticking so we're back trying. The romantic in me thinks we have enough love for another ha, if I'm lucky enough to conceive sure I won't feel that with 2 hourly feeding a new born!
Did the bd and now in 2 week wait and as always symptom spotting. Due next week.
Good luck ladies smile x

pommedechocolat Sat 17-Aug-13 11:21:47

oo im so jealous of all the people trying already!

Jealous of the holiday too elr!

BunnyBaby Sun 18-Aug-13 21:49:27

Ooh, hello ladies, I'm in!

Decided to TTC this week, I'm 37, and I have 2 DS aged 5 and 2.

I also had a MMC between them. It took almost a year TTC DS1 and I caught DS2 the first month I had a normal cycle post-MC of our beloved angel baby.

Usual concerns about being post-35, will it be different as DS1 was a vaginal birth and DS2 was emergency section, could this affect my ability to conceive?

I also had gallbladder out last month, and didn't want to TTC / be pregnant with all that pain, so ahem, this is my first normal cycle post op. Although I think my cycle which went a bit skewy has settled down now gallbladder gone.

So I'm optimistic, and looking forwards to getting to know you all.

Is there a pregnancy thread for no. 3's?

My DS1 is desparate for another sibling, and is busy thinking of names, he was/is quite challenging to DS2, so I'm unsure how the dynamic will change there.

DH is the most laid back I've ever seen him about the prospect of a 3rd, especially as he was panic stations at the responsibility of the 1st, but it's nice to see him so relaxed.

My tummy is ruined with the two boys (DS2 was +10lb) and the gall bladder has left more scars, so have no vanity worries anymore.

Speak to you all soon.

Oh and CD8 at the moment, and DTD on CD6, and.. well it's down to DH..

ELR Mon 19-Aug-13 08:40:05

bunny good luck I know what you mean about the ruined tummy!!
How is everyone else doing?
I am in the two week wait and have every symptom in the world I'm so paranoid! Currently feeling slightly queasy and weeing a lot and I think my nipples feeling tingly but not sure! To be honest all this stuff usually happens anyway around a week before af so just not sure.
I fell pregnant both times on first go with first two so I'm hoping it will happen again.

BunnyBaby Mon 19-Aug-13 13:51:13

ELR, the 2WW is nerve wracking.. I've caught quickly the 2nd time and slowly the 1st, so unsure what to expect, coupled with my post-35 age, though saw an article about it not being any different in late 30's so we'll see.

My two are Christmas babies, so looking at the EDD's from now we're looking at May onwards. It would be nice to have a summer baby for a change :-)

When were everyone else's born?

pommedechocolat Mon 19-Aug-13 14:28:28

Mine are early spring babies, I'd like an autumn/winter one this time (we're not starting until Dec time to ttc).

1st time with dd1, 3rd time with dd2 here. I'd be hoping for quickly again! too! TTC sex is not that great imho smile

Twoboysmummy Mon 19-Aug-13 15:19:17

OOOh I am so excited!

AF returned on saturday after over 2 years with no period. DS2 is 17 months old and first period since I had him. I also have ds1 who is 3 (4 in november).

We will be ttc number 3 now! Must be mad!

ELR Mon 19-Aug-13 18:43:37

Mine are both November babies only 4 days apart so I'm hoping for a summer baby too this time. pomme you are so right ttc sex is not that great!!

Handsfullandlovingit Mon 19-Aug-13 23:11:04

Hi nutters! Like ELR, now on 2ww for fifth month. This month was amazing though, we monitored the cycle and since we were on hols, frankly went a bit ott with the whole trying thing! Yay! Now enjoying a good bit of rest back at work

TwoCrazyKids Mon 19-Aug-13 23:58:19

I've wrote this message 3 times but won't post for some reason, anyway, we're trying for number 3. Ds1 is 4.5 and ds2 is 3.5. We decided on a whim last week and started straight away do hopefully didn't miss it.

We didn't plan the boys blush so don't know much regarding ovulation etc. if I have sore boobs and one sided hip pain, does that mean I'm ovulating or about to ovulate??? Af due the 1st of September x

charleslingus Tue 20-Aug-13 09:40:11

I've namechanged, used to be luxlisbon!

Mine were due Christmas day and Valentine's day, both were a little late but with my birthday being not long after New year and dh' s birthday being on Valentine's day could really do with a spring/early summer baby.

Very aware there is no choice in the matter tho!

My two took no time at all and 4 months consecutively to conceive but I hadn't been on pill so not sure if this will affect things. On month 2 since first real af but month 3 since breakthrough and coming off pill, so who knows! Oh and 10 years older then last time!

Twocrazy, where are you in your cycle, I normally ov on day 14/15 and get the pain prob between day 13-15. But my cycle is 28 days and everyone varies.

Mumsnet has an ovulation calender in which you put in your stats- your last af,cycle length etc and it will give you a fertile week, or you can download free apps which will help you work out your fertile times, but the only sure fire way would be opks which you can pick up 20 for about 3 pounds on Amazon, they'll last a couple of months!

2lilgirls Tue 20-Aug-13 09:58:05

Helloooo everyone smile

I'll join you! AF has just finished and this will be our 3rd month ttc for number 3. I didn't use opk's the last 2 months, I said I'd begin with a relaxed approach. Obviously that didn't work!!

We are very sure of this, it will be our final baby. (All going well). But I'm also very nervous and on bad days I wonder am I mad!!

No.1 happened first month trying but no.2 took a year so Im really not sure what to expect this time.

Bunnybaby my last baby (now 2) was born by emergency Caesarian and my first dd was a vaginal delivery. I've never heard of previous c-sections having any effect on future conceptions. Lots of my friends have had c-sections and actually conceived a lot easier second time around, so I was of the opinion they may actually improve fertility.
My obstetrician told me after the section that everything looked great 'in there' and I remember being relieved as after a year ttc I was beginning to worry I had some issues.
I'm rambling now!

Best of luck to you all X

ThreeGoMad Wed 21-Aug-13 10:40:11

Argh just lost my message!

Up and down here. Fertility website reckoned I'd ov on Sun but was away on long w/e with no chance to dtd. Was hoping to bookend with sneaky shag either side but neither happened so was feeling bit sad/cross about not even having a punt at a May baby.

Then yesterday, CD17, had loads of ewcm and achy ovaries* so seduced DH. Wondering whether ov got delayed by stress of going away or if luteal phase is fucked.

*both sides! Hoping this doesn't mean anything. Know lots of people who went for #3 and had twins ...

ThreeFromDesire Thu 22-Aug-13 10:39:59

On 3 going for 4...

rocks back and forth in corner

SarahBumBarer Thu 22-Aug-13 13:49:56

Wll just got my appointment for coil removal and it is weeks away. I'm going to miss September ov for sure so it will be October before we have any chance and I think I might skip October because I want to take the DCs to Camp Bestival in July (kids myelf that I will be fine there at 8 months pregnant). Assuming it all happens that quickly of course (it did with DD shock)

TwoCrazyKids Thu 22-Aug-13 23:06:43

How's everyone feeling?? I might be just symptom spotting but my boobs have been so tingly. I'm dying to test but scared at the same time!

Die to test around the 1st...

onefunkymama Thu 22-Aug-13 23:17:05

Hi Ladies, we're also trying for number 3. Have DD 10 and DS 8, I'm 38 so this is a bit of a late addition. Trying for a four cycles, tested + this month but ended the next day. Back into bed we go!

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