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Lorriella Thu 04-Dec-14 13:59:48

Hello! I'm needing a TTC buddy as I'm finding myself constantly over thinking things and it's driving my husband mad so would be great to discuss it with someone else in the same boat!

I'm TTC baby number 3. I came off the pill 3 days ago and I'm very impatient, want to get started right now! Anyone else in a similar situation want to buddy up?

Boyle1884 Thu 04-Dec-14 14:51:27

Hi Loriella... I'm ttc #1 and stopped taking pill on 21st November. I'm so impatient too and don't want hubby to think I'm obsessed. Constantly reading about ovulation, ways to get ready for pregnancy and starting to take vitamins and stuff too!! How long has it been since your last one?

helensburgh Thu 04-Dec-14 21:37:19

Hi.

I'm trying to conceive number 3

Bought ovulation tests and keeping everything crossed

Cheesymonster Fri 05-Dec-14 14:17:22

Hi. We're TTC number two. Our DD has just turned 2. Only took three months to fall pg with her.

We started TTC in April. Using opk cheapies from amazon. Feels like forever... and we totally missed my ov this month because of DH's shifts and he wasn't around! sad

liltoni83 Fri 05-Dec-14 15:14:27

Hi Ladies

Im TTC #1 and have been off pill for a fair few year now but, only been TTC for 18 months.

Im 31, partner is 28. Both fit and well. Its becoming an absolutely emotional roller coaster for me! 12 days late last month and thought my time had finally arrived... but nope.

My partner is more laid back about it all hes saying we shouldn't put any pressure on it but sometimes its all i can think about. Im getting my bloods done this week to see if im actually ovulating and i have started taking multi vitamins with folic acid.

Be good to buddy up with a few of you ladies who are going through he same thing, we can all support and advise each other together...

Hope to hear from you x

WillowLilly Sun 07-Dec-14 20:51:18

Very new here and TTC!

25 and trying for first!

cupcakesandstuff21 Mon 08-Dec-14 11:26:45

Can I join you guys? I just came off the pill 12th November, TTC #1! This TWW is more agonising than I would have thought! My AF isn't due for another week (if everything goes straight back to normal after stopping the pill) but having AF-like cramps, horrendous backache and weird CM (sorry if TMI!) already so we shall see...

Good luck everyone! smile

cupcakesandstuff21 Mon 08-Dec-14 11:27:00

Can I join you guys? I just came off the pill 12th November, TTC #1! This TWW is more agonising than I would have thought! My AF isn't due for another week (if everything goes straight back to normal after stopping the pill) but having AF-like cramps, horrendous backache and weird CM (sorry if TMI!) already so we shall see...

Good luck everyone! smile

cupcakesandstuff21 Mon 08-Dec-14 11:28:11

Sorry, don't know why it posted twice blush

sexycinda Mon 08-Dec-14 13:09:17

Hi guys,

DH and I have just started TTC. I had my copper coil out last week. Had unprotected nookie for the first time this weekend - very strange. Alternate between wondering if I might be pregnant, and thinking that I really haven't thought this through at all!

All I want to do is talk about TTC but DH doesn't want to, and neither do my friends (who all have babies already).

Galaxy2014 Mon 08-Dec-14 19:35:43

Hi Everyone,

Can I join? I'm in to my 4th cycle of trying for #1 however only just been looking at mumsnet the past week and learning all the abbreviations smile

I never knew how complicated it could be to get pregnant - I thought the min you start trying you'll end up pregnant (from all the times you've tried your hardest to avoid it!) I'm more curious to know 'how do you know your pregnant before af' but everyone has different symptons it seems. As like most, I'm not patient - but this is definitely testing me!

I tried an ovulation kit this cycle (more for peace of mind but confirmed I do ovulate) and now on the count down for AF which is end of next week but have a feeling I'm not pregnant. Just feel tired - but that could be anything smile

Hows everyone coping? x

Cantbelieveimdoingthisagain Mon 08-Dec-14 19:58:56

Hey!

Isn't this the worst-best-time-of-your-life??? Grr, so frustrating and so easy to get obsessed!

Bit of background - decided to ttc #2 in April this year after 9 years of swearing no more kids I already have a DD from precious relationship. I had a copper coil for 8 years and it had got very stuck and stubborn and took 5 months to eventually get removed. So September, it finally came out and I immediately had a period. My cycles are 90 days long!! Aaaaargh! Had all the blood tests/scans etc and 'nothing wrong with me' Now on an 8 month gynae waiting list. Partner has slightly low sperm count but great quality. On day 49 of last period, had enough and decided to do something myself and started acupuncture. Within 6 days I had my period and started a real cycle for first time. I also took soy isoflavones this cycle as I don't believe I ovulate, I have charted my cervical mucus this month (ew) and from what I have seen, I appear to have ovulated in the last 2 days! Dtd lots- happy hubby!

So I feel like I have been trying forever, when in actual fact I am only in month 4 but only cycle 1 of ttc. Now in my first ever TWW... Here goes nothing!

Wishing you all lots of luck flowers

Emma321q Mon 08-Dec-14 20:53:17

Hi guys.

I'm new to this website. My husband and I have been trying to conceive our first child for just a few weeks now. Got my period this morning so it's a no this month. Not really that surprised to be honest but still a little disappointed. It would be great to join you all on this journey.

Cantbelieveimdoingthisagain Mon 08-Dec-14 21:23:56

Hi Emma,

Just think of it as 1 non-successful month down, one step closer to your BFP month!! grin

cupcakes will you be an early tester or waiting for AF?!

lastnightIwenttoManderley Mon 08-Dec-14 21:58:53

Stopped taking pill in August and starting ttc #1 after next AF which is taking bloody ages to come (OK, cd33 isn't exactly ages...) I'm 30, dh is 29. Been waiting til now to get a big work project out of the way.

MrsLowe14 Tue 09-Dec-14 11:42:04

Hi Ladies,
I'm also ttc number 3 after coming off the depo ugh! back in April (technically it ran out in June) I ovulated (I think) last month and got my first period on Saturday. I've now started SI to try and make sure I ovulate. Had a dream last night I was pregnant with twins lol! I'm 28 and DH is 31, I've been on here for a few weeks but everyone seems to have an established group that they are in and I don't really fit in story of my life so it would be nice to have a group to chat to smile

cupcakesandstuff21 Tue 09-Dec-14 15:35:48

Ooh it's nice to hear from others in the same boat smile

cantbelieve Defo an early tester, I already did one and have a stack of internet cheapies blush
But I think I've overestimated how far into my cycle I am and wondering maybe the cramps and CM I'm having is actually a sign of ovulation? Bit hard to work out as I haven't had a real period since my withdrawal bleed and haven't had a positive OPK either... hmm I guess it's a good excuse to keep dtd haha ;)
I will probably test again on Thursday/Friday (when I THOUGHT my period was due) but not expecting anything tbh.

And hi everyone, looking forward to taking this journey with you! smile

vickyors Tue 09-Dec-14 16:08:43

I'm new to mumsnet, but we're about to start TTC #2. Our little one is just 2.. Excited to be off the pill!

vickyors Tue 09-Dec-14 16:11:48

And also, where do I find out what all the shortening a are for???? I didn't know where to ask. I can figure some out (dtd), but there are loads!

Cantbelieveimdoingthisagain Tue 09-Dec-14 16:21:21

Hi everyone else who's joined!

mrslowe I am also a SI newbie! How did you find and what dose did you take? Nice dream - I'd love twins!! Haha.

cupcakes I am so desperate to test but wayyyy too early for me. Going to try and hold out until 18th... yeah yeah who am I kidding a fellow symptom spotter too?!

Hi vicky I can't paste it on my phone but if you go to the central chat page, there's a hyperlink called acronyms - have a look on there x

MrsLowe14 Tue 09-Dec-14 17:36:08

I'm on day 4 (cd5) so I've taken 120, 120, 160 and I'm undecided whether to take 160 and then 200 or two lots of 200 today and tomorrow. I've had no side effects at all so hope it's actually going to do something! I'd love twins, especially twin girls as I already have two boys. Although my youngest is 'strong willed' occasionally a bit of a shit so I can't imagine twin versions haha!

Cupcake- are you tracking your temps? I've just started doing it and it looks the most accurate way of seeing if you've ovulated xx

Wishingztar05 Tue 09-Dec-14 20:07:45

I ladies also ttc #1 and started using the Fairhaven ovulation strips and started off great but then started seeing darker lines so I thought it was a + but then kept getting them over and over it has been like 9 days of dark lines (confused) so this just sucks for me.

It's great to find a place where ladies are in the same journey as I am (smile)

Cantbelieveimdoingthisagain Tue 09-Dec-14 20:34:59

Haha shits I have my fingers crossed for 2 little soy beans each!

wishing - I read something the other day that could be a sign of pregnancy so may be worth testing. Yet on the other hand, my GP tells me opks are a waste of time & money doesn't stop me peeing on them every 5 minutes

vickyors Tue 09-Dec-14 20:40:39

Thanks cantbelieve.. Will check it out.. So glad to have other people to do all the analysing with..!

cupcakesandstuff21 Tue 09-Dec-14 22:30:05

cantbelieve - yep, I'm certainly a symptom spotter as well! Even on BCP I was telling my DP I was sure I was pg because of x or y haha. But I'm glad actually because it means I know my signs of AF quite well now!
I feel for you, the 18th is a while away sad If I was wrong about my cycle though I'll be due around that time as well so we can wait it out together.
Although if it settles your mind to see a BFN you could always test anyway? I found that testing and getting a BFN made me less antsy cos I knew there was nothing else I could do. I get through many HPTs though lol grin

mrslowe - I'm actually not, I was hoping not to obsess too deeply but I think that ship has sailed! I don't get up at the same time every day though (the joys of shift work!) so I'm not sure how accurate it would be hmm. I might look into it in the new year though, thanks for the reccommendation smile

wishing - like cantbelieve said, I have also read that if you're pregnant an OPK will be positive. It would only show up on an OPK if you're late enough to show on a HPT as well though, I believe. On the other hand I haven't had a positive at all but I'm certain I've ovulated so maybe they're just a load of *! Haha good luck smile

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