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The October Bus - hoping for lots of BFPs and Summer babies!!

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Writerwannabe83 Mon 05-Sep-16 08:02:31

Hi guys, just starting the October bus.

I'm almost 33, have a DS (2.5 years) and am now trying for DC2. I caught pregnant on cycle 1 but unfortunately had an early miscarriage and am now entering cycle 5.

My current situation is that DH has been changing his mind over the last 12 months to wanting to try for another, then not wanting to, then wanting to etc and it's been very difficult. We have now come to the compromise that we can actually try up until next August but if nothing has happened by then we stop TTC.

I'm on CD3 now, I usually ovulate around days 17/18 and have cycles of around 31/32 days.

Good luck to everyone!!! flowers

NappingRabbit Mon 05-Sep-16 09:47:41

I'll join you Writer.

TTC #2 (DS is 16mo), cycle 3. Currently CD4 and usually ovulate around CD20.

lousylear Mon 05-Sep-16 10:57:02

Hey. I'll join you. Last cycle was 37 days after having coil removed. On cd5 now and still AF (longer than normal for me).
So looking forward to going away on Wednesday with dp and fx I'll be in my fertile week whilst we're away. Will be cd7-15.
Cycle #2
Ttc #4, #1 with new partner
Aged 41

Wifey1990 Mon 05-Sep-16 12:11:59

Jumping on from the sept bus l.
TTC - 1
Had surgery 14th July to unblock my tubes.
Fertility appointment on 12th sept to discuss meds.
Let's do this hoping for lots of BFP in October.

MrsCharlieD Mon 05-Sep-16 20:35:52

Joining! Cd8 of usually a 35 day cycle and this will be our 3rd cycle. I'm almost 33 with a 2.3yo ds. Dh and I have decided to try until I'm 35 as ds took 4 years so I'm guessing it may take a while.

19Laura88 Mon 05-Sep-16 20:50:33

I'll join too. Ttc #1 cycle 2. Just waiting for AF to finish then when can get started on cycle two. Fingers crossed everyone 😊

Mumrahhhh Mon 05-Sep-16 21:09:52

Hello, can I join too please? I'm new to the forums and although I came off the pill at the end of may, August was my first month of ttc. I had spotting since last week (7 days early) but AF finally started properly today (at least I think so). I'm 36, ds1 has just turned 5. I conceived within 3 months last time, but my cycles has been screwed for over a year since having copper coil removed. I've literally just started using fertility friend, so hoping that will help me pinpoint my fertile days. Nice to join you all on your journeys, fingers crossed all!

sk1pper Wed 07-Sep-16 07:28:33

Hi, coming over from the last bus. Recognise some friendly faces, hi to those I don't know.

Age: 29
OH age: 34
TTC: #1
Cycle: #14
CD: #1

misstiggiwinkle Wed 07-Sep-16 08:02:53

Right, I'm hopping on for cycle 10. Hi to everyone (again)!

Ttc no 2, DS (19mo)
Cycle 10
Length 27-35 days and can ovulate anywhere from 14-22
History of pcos

For the last 7 cycles we have done everything right and hit ovulation every time but i still get a bfn every month. Interestingly though my cycles have definitely shortened since DS and af is much lighter - used to be heavy for 6 days, now I get a bit of spotting and then only a light flow for a day or two followed by spotting for a day. Started trying to research whether that has something to do with the lack of BFP hmm.

I use preseed, temp, take vitamins, and now drinking pomegranate juice in a bid to thicken my lining - maybe I'm just not implanting?

Anyway, hopefully this will be the lucky bus!

FlashingLights Wed 07-Sep-16 09:26:02

Hopping over from the September bus! AF arrived with a bang - wasn't expecting it so soon (would have been CD 24 today). But it's a month tomorrow since having my implant removed so I guess things are still regulating.

Ttc #2
Cycle 2
CD 1

Sending lots of positive BFP wishes!

Lizziebear15 Wed 07-Sep-16 12:15:41

Hi can I join please

Age 24
Ttc no 2
Cycle 3 day 1 (cycles have been between 42 and 59)

Just ordered a bunch of ovulation sticks off amazon. Hoping you guys can help me through this craziness of ttc business. With DD I got pregnant on the first go on trying so am new to all this.

lousylear Wed 07-Sep-16 12:23:02

Off to Greece this aft for a week with dp and no kids. Should be fertile from Sunday so FX for lots of dtd and a bfp in a few weeks would be good! I'll catch up on here next week when I return. FX for some bfps on my return.

sk1pper Wed 07-Sep-16 12:40:38

Slightly off topic but why have I never used tampons before? They are amazing. Screw you AF, I don't even care that you're here - look at me strutting my stuff :D (had to go for super absorbent tampax because the first 2 days are an absolute mare for me) buuut the plug-it-and-forget approach is working well for me. I know, I know TMI...

FlashingLights Wed 07-Sep-16 12:59:19

lizzie Welcome! We are on the same cycle day - hopefully we'll be testing together and both getting BFP'S! grin

lousy sounds like perfect timing!

sk1pper sounds like my reaction to them too! Life changing grin

I've bought some Evening Primrose Oil today. Anyone else taking it and noticed a difference in EWCM? I've picked up the 1000mg tablets so I plan to take 2 a day until ovulation.

sk1pper Wed 07-Sep-16 13:28:29

Flashing - I started on them last cycle but didn't notice much of difference. I have realiaed that I can double the dosage I was taking though so that may help. And yes, very important to stop at ovulation but looks like you did your research smile

BindiBarbarella Wed 07-Sep-16 13:55:55

Hello everyone - Writer I remember you from earlier threads, really sorry to hear about your MC.

I haven't been on the boards for ages but I'm back for some company.

I'm just about to start cycle 14 - have started cramping today so I know it's imminent.

I'm 31, TTC #2 (have a DD, 2) and am FED UP of TTC!

Good luck and baby dust to everyone.

sk1pper Wed 07-Sep-16 16:12:59

I'm in a bit of a predicament.

I'm getting married on the 26th June next year (yes we're doing everything backwards - but its taken us longer to conceive than expected) and I've worked out that if I get pregnant this cycle my due day will be my wedding day.

Now, I dont know whether to keep trying and reorganise the wedding if it happens (haven't sent out invites yet and only just paid deposit for reception) or use contraception. Part of me doesn't want to miss a whole cycle, but I'm wondering whether I'm a total idiot for thinking that.

My friend thinks I'm crazy wanting to be a pregnant bride but I think, why not? I'm not religious, the ceremony is unreligious. I've been with OH for 9 years so what's the problem. Pregnancy is beautiful anyway.

Alibaba2 Wed 07-Sep-16 16:30:53

Hi Skipper,

I would go for it anyway because these things always happen at the most inconvenient time so Sod's law might work in your favour this time.

If you get pg then having to reorganise will be quite a nice predicament to be in.

Or just half-heartedly try and see what happens?

Being a pg bride will be lovely!

NappingRabbit Wed 07-Sep-16 17:06:25

Sk1pper if it was cycle 1 or 2 I would be tempted to miss a month but on cycle 14 I would keep trying and hope that Sod's law would get me a BFP!

CD6, AF is finished and the countdown is on. I am taking EPO but will up it to 2 a day, thanks for the dosage reminder.

FlashingLights Wed 07-Sep-16 17:11:21

sk1pper I'd go for it and rearrange the wedding if need be! If you use contraception this month you will kick yourself thinking "that could've been by month". Would the venue charge you to change the date?

sk1pper Wed 07-Sep-16 21:16:10

Girls you said exactly what I wanted you to say. Tally ho!!

What's everyone up to this eve?

Writerwannabe83 Wed 07-Sep-16 22:07:22

Hello to all the newbies!!

I've not long been in from work sk1pper and am relaxing on my bed and listening to my stomach gurgle as I'm really hungry. DH is poorly and DS is fast asleep - I've just been in to his room to look at him sleeping for a few seconds, just like I do every night.

I'm on CD4 now and my period is starting to tail off. My delivery of OPKS/HPTS from Amazon arrived today so I'm looking forward to cracking on with it!!

sk1pper Wed 07-Sep-16 22:51:03

Ahh it's so nice that you check on him sleeping. I can't wait for all that kinda stuff. Sorry to hear your DH isn't well but he should recover just in time for your fertile window muahahah

Bobandweave Wed 07-Sep-16 23:27:22

Hi everyone. Long time lurker here..

We have decided to try from this month so wanted to say hello and get to know some friendly faces for the journey!

About me:
Age 29
Ttc #1
Cycle 1
CD 29 today (just waiting to get af out the way then can start!)

Glad to join you all really as I haven't shared with many people that we will be trying so no one to ask silly questions to! Have you guys told friends/ family that you are ttc?

Writerwannabe83 Wed 07-Sep-16 23:28:12

sk1pper - my DH knows how to man up for TTC sex. A few months who he tore one of his abdominal muscles and he was in so much pain but said he still wanted to go ahead. It was the worst sex ever, he was grimacing and stifling noises of pain during the act in the end we actually had to stop because he was crying. He kept saying, "I'm alright, honestly" in between his moments of pain but no amount of desire for a baby could have made me carry on. I appreciated his efforts though grin

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