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Is there a TTC#3 thread or can I start one here?

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Ilovethestars Sat 07-Nov-15 19:27:17

Quick intro: been on and off mn for years, rejoined for the fun that is TTC cakebrew Have two lovely DC, 10 and 3. Knocking on a bit, but would love a third. We've decided to give it a year as of now (well actually til end of next year) to conceive, then we'll call it a day. Conception and carrying never been easy for me, hence big age gap.
Please do pop in and join me smile

Tabsicle Sun 08-Nov-15 10:25:30

I'm starting in January, so not just yet. 37 and trying for the first and feeling a bit old. But fingers crossed.

Mimilicious013 Sun 08-Nov-15 18:41:59

Hie on cd21 cycle 4 and hoping to have a short time took abt 12 months to conceive last dd so hopefully some good baby dust rubs onto us.

Ilovethestars Mon 09-Nov-15 21:42:03

Evening, peeps smile

Exciting times ahead. TTC#2 made me a bit obsessive, which I am determined not to be this time. We love our two little nutters and would love to have a third, but are much more relaxed about it this time - that said, we're not officially trying yet! If we haven't conceived by next Christmas, we have said we will stop.

So, I am on cycle -2, cd5 grin

Mimilicious013 Wed 11-Nov-15 14:06:52

Hie llove,just checking on are you doing?Are u using opks or are you temping?i on the other don't want the ttc get to my head so doing the smep(way cheaper )only get to stress when af is closer.keep me updated .baby dust::;)

Ilovethestars Sat 14-Nov-15 19:33:00


Been checking in but absolutely nothing to report as only now cd10, and I just had to check it was cd10 by checking back to see when I posted cd5, so definitely not obsessed yet grin Last time I could tell you exactly which cd I was on and when I'd ovulated! Not temping or OPKs yet. What's SMEP? That's a new term for me.
Hope everyone else ok. Anyone getting close to POAS time?

Mimilicious013 Sun 15-Nov-15 06:19:17

Hie, im a little gutted,af came on friday a week early and so was out before i even now on cd3 and hoping for a bfp this cycle because i dont want to ttc during xmas,too much stress !!cd11 for you today,so it means u r close to ovulating.good luck with the baby dance.the smep is the sperm meet egg plan were u dtd every other day to make sure that you don't miss your fertile period.enjoy yourself and keep us posted

Clara101 Sun 15-Nov-15 19:39:49

Hi ladies, sorry to hear that Mimi! What age are your elder two? I'm also ttc no 3. Have dd of 4 and ds of 16 mo. Baby dust to all..

Mimilicious013 Mon 16-Nov-15 08:30:05

Hie Clara hope this ttc is treating you kind and you have a pleasant week.when did you start trying and what cd are u on?this is my 5th cycle,cd4 and im hoping to be lucky this month.ttc for a year with dd23 mnths

Clara101 Mon 16-Nov-15 19:05:11

Hi Mimi, I started around June but cycles only settled recently as still bf. Currently cd 13.. Hope your lucky cycle comes soon. Think your on smep too. Definitely recommend a 3 yr age gap if that's the way it works out for you!

Mimilicious013 Tue 17-Nov-15 16:01:26

Hie there,hope you had a good day .Clara today you are on cd14 so chances are you are ovulating soon.if u doing the smep ,u sure are busy now, af only lasted 2 days so have already started getting down to business.((hugs)) to your kids.

Mimilicious013 Wed 18-Nov-15 09:48:17

Hey there ladies !!

Ilovethestars Thu 19-Nov-15 10:53:15

No bd in this house: too much illness envy

OstentatiousBreastfeeder Thu 19-Nov-15 11:07:07

Ooh, me, me! I have a 5yo and a 2yo. We started TTC a month ago, in a sort of half-hearted 'let's do it then I suppose!', sort of way. Missed my window by a few days because we were too exhausted to dtd blush - romance, eh?

So I'm joining a conception thread to make it real. I have OPKs, an ovulation tracker app on my phone, and I'm ready to party.

Mimilicious013 Thu 19-Nov-15 15:31:09

Sorry llove ,who hasn't been well ?speedy recovery.welcome Ostent ,hope u enjoy ttc though it's stressful.

PotteringAlong Sun 22-Nov-15 15:48:56

Yes! I'm ttc number 3 - got DS who is 4 in December and ds2 who is 14 months. My periods came back this month so we'll see what happens. We've got a don't try but don't try and stop it approach to this one and then if I'm not pregnant by next christmas we're going to stick at two!

QueenMolotov Mon 23-Nov-15 15:07:10

Hello, may I join the thread?

I'm almost 33yo and have 2 dds aged almost 6.10yo and 3.7yo. Dd1 was conceived naturally after 9m; dd2 took 2y and 6 cycles of Clomid. We were diagnosed as having 'unexplained secondary infertility', which was horrible at the time and I'm just so glad dd2 did finally come along.

I've recently been diagnosed with asthma, which I've learned, if unmanaged, can increase the time it takes to become pg. I'm now taking medicine for it, so it'll be interesting to see if this makes a difference (i.e. I get pg!)

I've been thinking about ttc #3 since dd2 was almost 2yo, so quite a long time now! I think a mixture of things (emotional and practical) put me off ttc but I feel that I'm ready now. DH is very keen and has been for ages. I would love just one more baby to hold - another dd or a ds.

In fact, it is now or never as I think if we don't try now, the age gaps will be too large. I've read that a few on here will give it a year and call it a day if it hasn't happened, and I think that's what I would prefer to do. I'll potentially have a 7yo, 4yo and newborn or 8yo, 5yo and newborn. We tried last month but I got AF on Saturday so I'm on cycle 2, cd3.

Mimilicious013 Mon 23-Nov-15 16:30:21

Hie Queen,i hope this ttc journey will be fun and easy.always around to hear,comfort and share with u on this rollercoaster on cd11 and i think i o not using opks just dtd a lot and hoping it will work out.good luck

Ilovethestars Wed 25-Nov-15 17:20:18

Hi all. Hi Ostentatious, Clara and Queen, nice to 'see' you <waves>

That's teally interesting about asthma; I've never heard that before. I had symptomatic asthma as a child but then seemed to outgrow it, but the tests they do for airways never really improved all that much. I'm quite fit and it's never given me too much bother over the years. Until recently. I've been floored by a nasty chest infection that has induced terrible symptoms and I've been started back on meds with a view to improving them. So for a long time, I guess it's not been well managed. After years of problematic fertility, it'll probably catch me unawares, before were quite ready grin !! Like you, we've sort of been holding off and officially aren't 'trying' til Jan, for 12 months. It would be lovely if it happened quickly and easily, but the timing wouldn't really be ideal until after I'd finished a training module I'm due to start in January for 6 months.

QueenMolotov Mon 30-Nov-15 19:45:26

How is everyone?

I'm on CD10 or 11 but I'm unsure if my new medicine is affecting my cycles. I woke in the middle of the night with sharp pains in my uterus. Maybe it was early ovulation? Something else? Maybe nothing? I turn into a terrible symptom-spotter when ttc (something I'd like to be different this time, but old habits and all that). I'm due to ovulate at the end of the week if my cycle is on track, though.

Ilovethestars Tue 01-Dec-15 08:50:13

Cycle -1, cd2.

Ilovethestars Mon 07-Dec-15 16:59:36

How is everyone?

QueenMolotov Mon 07-Dec-15 19:15:20

Hi stars not too bad here although I seem to be having an unusual cycle. I'm on day 17 today and normally, 1-2 days after ov (I usually ov day 13/14) my boobs hurt and the pain increases over the last half of my cycle (boobs are tender to touch; I can't have dd's lying across me as it hurts if their heads press on them and they're off limits to DH!).

Anyway, I'm not sure when/if I've ov'd. I haven't had any of the pain I usually have with ov (very particular feeling) but I have had other pains low down in my belly confused

It's typical that everything is a bit off now, isn't it?! It could be my new medication (can't remember if I've mentioned this already?) affecting my cycles or it could be the medicine having a general anti-inflammatory effect, hence my boobs don't feel like they've been beaten up.

How are you?

Ilovethestars Thu 10-Dec-15 21:25:42

Any news Queen?
Very broody, but timing really, *really* would not be good right now.
Cycle -1, cd 11 so ovulating soon. Trying hard not to try too hard til new year and working on basis that I am really not that fertile anyway .........

QueenMolotov Fri 08-Jan-16 19:48:47

It's been a while since anyone posted on this thread!

Happy new year to you all! How is everyone?

2nd cycle of ttc didn't work (boo!) and AF came on December 20th. Now on cycle 3: I ov'd around New Year's Eve/Day, so that was a nice way to herald 2016's arrival. I'm currently on cd20 and feeling a bit blue. It's probably the post-Christmas comedown and everything being back to normal this week. I also really, really want another baby and I have a feeling it's just not happened this month. I had some brown spotting about 3 days after ov'ing, but that's way too early for implantation. I had some mild cramps today, but that's not unusual because AF is due again in about a week sad

I'd love to be wrong, but I'm preparing for AF, as usual.

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