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Newbies TTC #1 gather round :)

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patienceisvirtuous Sun 16-Mar-14 12:01:54

Anyone want to join me?

I'm 36 yo, ttc #1 and very excited about it. It's something I have wanted to do for a long time but it took me a while to find mr right!

l know I am no spring chick so I have some anxieties around that but I am trying to do everything right (eating well, exercising, cutting out alcohol/caffeine etc) and I want to start off optimistic smile am a seasoned pessimist/worrier!

Have been tracking my cycle for a good while. My periods are pretty regular and I thought I could feel my ovary twinging (strongly) when it wad supposed to. This has synched with positive opks so I guess I will soon be starting my first 2ww.

MrsGingerbread Sun 16-Mar-14 12:17:45

Oh exciting!! smile I'm just coming to the end of my first tww, but I don't think we've been lucky this time. Still early days, like you I am a worrier. smile

I'm in a similar position, my cycles have always been regular until I took folic acid - which had lengthened them.

Have you started taking anything yet?

Good luck!

patienceisvirtuous Sun 16-Mar-14 12:26:54

Hi MrsG.

Why do you think you haven't been lucky this time? Can you feel AF on its way? Fingers X for you!

Yeah I started taking pre - pregnancy vits a few months ago. DP is nine years younger than meoso I'm hoping his youthful virility compensates for my age grin

bakingmad83 Sun 16-Mar-14 12:37:14

Hello! Would be nice to join you both smile

First month of ttc too. My cycles have never been that regular, but luckily in the last 6 months or so they have settled down. AF due around 23rd, so got fingers crossed, but just going to wait and see. Apart from taking folic acid and vit D and following healthy lifestyle, not doing anything else rather than dtd lots.

Hoping it will be a good first month for us all smile

patienceisvirtuous Sun 16-Mar-14 12:41:48

Hi baking, welcome smile and best of luck for this month.

My AF due 28th.

I like the idea of a December baby (I was one). Won't build my hopes up too much though smile

ChaircatMiaow Sun 16-Mar-14 12:43:27

Hello, here's another first time TTC newbie!

Made the decision to start trying about a week ago, and am already obsessed hmm

patienceisvirtuous Sun 16-Mar-14 12:45:25

Hi Chaircat

I think it's part of the deal that we obsess at first smile

Good luck!!

bakingmad83 Sun 16-Mar-14 12:45:32

Thank you smile I hadn't thought of that. I know some people don't like the idea of an August baby either, worrying they will be behind their classmates when they first start school, but a baby whenever they are born would be perfect.

bakingmad83 Sun 16-Mar-14 12:48:18

Hi Chaircat

I promised I wouldn't symptom spot or anything like that, but I've already broken that one! Best of luck smile

patienceisvirtuous Sun 16-Mar-14 13:24:50

I know Baking but I wouldn't halt ttc to avoid that. Will just make DC do extra homework instead wink

I have this romantic notion of having a December baby then arriving home to my nice fire/Xmas decs with snuggly baby then pushing a chubby six month old round the park in the sun grin

bakingmad83 Sun 16-Mar-14 13:31:53

Sounds like a lovely vision patience and probably more comfortable to be in the later stages of pregnancy in winter than the height of summer if it's hot.

msfatbooty Sun 16-Mar-14 13:42:28

Hi everyone! Just started ttc too (just last night!)
AF due at the end of the month... so nervous and excited!
It's taken a while to get DP on board, so I really hope all goes smoothly.
Good luck everyone!

patienceisvirtuous Sun 16-Mar-14 13:50:58

Yeah baking I think so. The only problem with ttc now for me is if I do conceive quickly my hayfever will be a bugger to contend with without my usual meds!

Hi MsFB! Welcome and good luck smile

bakingmad83 Sun 16-Mar-14 14:01:55

I know someone whose allergies were a lot better with pregnancy, so you might be lucky too patience.

Fingers crossed for you MsFB!

ithinkineedahug Sun 16-Mar-14 15:49:42

Can I join? not quite ttc yet but implant us being removed next week. been on contraception for 10 years so I'm looking forward to getting my periods and tracking them. OPKs bought to help too smile DH keeps mentioning more that he is getting broody ..very excited!

CatFaceCrayola Sun 16-Mar-14 16:31:33

Completely new to mumsnet and a little confused by it all.
Me and my man shape are getting married in 25 days smile I came off the pill just over a month ago and we're making a start at ttc (I'm assuming that means trying to concieve?)

It's all rather exciting

patienceisvirtuous Sun 16-Mar-14 16:53:19

Of course you can ithink, more the merrier smile

Congratulations on the upcoming nuptials Catface, how exciting!! Yes ttc is trying to conceive. You might get a honeymoon baby smile

CatFaceCrayola Sun 16-Mar-14 17:01:55

Here's hoping!

What do all these other abbreviations mean?

patienceisvirtuous Sun 16-Mar-14 17:29:41

There's an acronyms page somewhere. V useful for new mn'ers (mumsnetters) smile

patienceisvirtuous Sun 16-Mar-14 17:34:38

It's one of the top links in talk from the desktop site...

Mrsstephenson Sun 16-Mar-14 18:39:21

Hello, can I join too! I'm new and recently had implant took out so now TTC first baby! Very excited Xxx

LadesC Sun 16-Mar-14 19:00:18

Hi all.....I'm 37 and have just started TTC #1 this month.....also took me some years to find Mr Right! AF due on the 25th so this could be a loooong 9 days.....slightly obsessing over the whole thing but hoping I'll chill out a bit over the coming months.

So excited! x

patienceisvirtuous Sun 16-Mar-14 19:31:47

Hi MrsS and Lades. Welcome!

Lades your situation sounds similar to mine!

Looking forward to hearing about some of you ladies gettings BFPs (Cat that's a Big Fat Positive grin ) over the coming months!!

Mrsstephenson Sun 16-Mar-14 19:53:21

Everyone's very welcoming Thankyou! Very exciting Times to come hopefully Xxx

Semirural Sun 16-Mar-14 19:54:55

Room for one more?
34yrs ttc #1
Af due 28th and not holding any hope for a bfp until April onwards. (Until then I'll lurk on aibu and contemplate babymoon locations...)

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