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Newbie Intro!

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hanna87 Sat 11-Mar-17 10:27:53

Hi ladies, just a quick intro.. i keep waiting and missing all the appropriate threads to post first time on!blush

Im hanna, age 30..from north london.

A bit of back ground- we are ttc #1, 2nd month of trying after being on microgynon for a few years.

Looking forward to getting to know you all. smile

Fayemay27 Sat 11-Mar-17 11:45:30

Hi Hanna!

I'm 30 and TTC #1. This is cycle 6 for us and I'm 3 days late so going to test today.

hanna87 Sat 11-Mar-17 12:04:58

Fingers & toes crossed for u!

ladyglittersparkle Sat 11-Mar-17 12:35:45

Hi Hanna, we're trying to conceive #3 our youngest is 17 months old. I stopped taking the mini pill at the beginning of January and have been using OPKs since as I had no AF while on the pill and none since stopping. I got my first positive OPK yesterday, so fingers crossed

ladyglittersparkle Sat 11-Mar-17 12:36:32

Ooo Faye how exciting, good luck

hanna87 Sat 11-Mar-17 13:12:12

Hi Faye
Don't forget to keep us updated- excited for u!

Ladyglittersparkle, nice to hear from you! Im a pharmacist by background but in all honesty-feel that science may not be so accurate after reading on here about ttc after any of the pills...
Fingers crossed with your positive opk...

I haven't yet started using any fertility devices yet...but if things don't progress in a few months i defo will... my dh thinks its all mumbojumbo confused

WantToGoingTo Sat 11-Mar-17 18:24:47


We are ttc#2, on cycle 1 so far came off micronor 2 weeks ago. We have ds1 who is 19m smile

Welcome to crazyland!

WantToGoingTo Sat 11-Mar-17 18:26:00

Oh and I think I'm 1dpo as got positive opk on Thursday and Friday! We have dtd quite a lot (for us) on cd4,11,12,13,15 with ov on 15 so fingers crossed!

Alikins01 Sat 11-Mar-17 18:29:06

Hi! We are about to start our ttc journey for baby #2 - scared, excited, nervous - we've done it before but this time feels different some how 🤔. We have a dd who is almost 5 - not sure if this make us mad to go back to sleepless nights and bottles! Lol

hanna87 Sat 11-Mar-17 21:22:52

Hi WantingToGo & Alikinssmile

WantingToGo -this sounds rather like us! We dtd days 8-14 of the cycle this time round..shock farrr from the norm! Hopeful, tho not sure how regular my cycle is!

Alikins ..u have the t-shirt so to say already... any tips on keeping calm and not letting ttc totally take over everything?!

WantToGoingTo Sat 11-Mar-17 21:36:31

Hahaha keeping calm what's that?!

WantToGoingTo Sat 11-Mar-17 21:40:14

I was completely ttc crazy the first time round, so no hope of changing with baby number 2! blush

Oldschool41 Sun 12-Mar-17 07:13:23

I'm also new to here
I am 41
I have 3 grown up children that have left home ( mad I know)
TTC first month of trying after having the coil for 11 years and mini pill for 2 months
Good luck everyone

Fayemay27 Sun 12-Mar-17 08:45:07

Hi everyone! I held off until this morning to test and it's a bfn sad AF still not here, 4 days late so not sure what's going on! Wish af would appear so I can start next month afresh already!

hanna87 Sun 12-Mar-17 10:16:08

Hello to Oldschool41 smile
Fayemay* how frustrating sad as hard as it is, maybe try stop thinking about AF as the more we think on it the more patterns are affected.. that way she sooner she arrives the sooner you wave goodbye?!

Just out of curiosity are you doing all the ovulation tracking, taking baby aspirin and using things like pre-seed? I don't know how much of these things to do..and wonder if I should get my act together a bit more?

ladyglittersparkle Sun 12-Mar-17 10:39:09

* Faye * how many DPO are you?
I was 16 dpo before I got my BFP with my last baby.
You not out until AF arrives

Fayemay27 Sun 12-Mar-17 11:08:20

Thanks hanna. This was the first month I have used opk's and I take folic acid but that is it. I found the opk useful as turns out I ovulated earlier than I thought.

Ladyglitter I am 17 dpo today. It's so frustrating!

hanna87 Mon 13-Mar-17 08:25:14

Hi Faye u gonna test again? The dreaded waiting until the 23rd (according to app)/25th is on for me..

WantToGoingTo Mon 13-Mar-17 08:42:57

Ah hanna I am also due af on 23rd! Think I will test on 20th when I am 10dpo tho as I have no patience grin

InfinityPlus Mon 13-Mar-17 09:05:07

Hi, I'm a newbie to this site and the whole baby thing, no doubt I'll get all the acronyms wrong 😳.

I'm 37, about to have the mirena removed on Thursday and not sure what to expect really. Had it for about 40months. OH and I have decided to start trying - we're not getting any younger 😂 And are concerned about my gynae history - endometriosis, andenomyosis and only one ovary.

Wishing all the ladies and their partners TTC the best of luck.

Fayemay27 Mon 13-Mar-17 09:53:38

Hi Infinity, welcome.

I'm not sure Hanna as I get so disappointed. I'm thinking as it wasn't positive yesterday, it's unlikely it will be positive now. AF is still not here though....

hanna87 Mon 13-Mar-17 13:45:55

Welcome @InfinityPlus smile don't worry abut the acronyms..i keep googling most of them and getting used to it too

@WantToGoingTo i know what you mean but I think oh already thinks that ive gone a bit loopy with ttc, and feels easier to wait a few days rather than go buy the frer blush don't want to argue over it n ruin the mood..that sed i cud just do it without him knowing wink

@Fayemay27 i get where u are coming from... positive thoughts.. are u getting any other symptoms of AF or early pregnancy?

WantToGoingTo Mon 13-Mar-17 13:48:46

I have already stocked up on FRERs grin dh definitely thinks I'm loopy. But he doesn't know how many tests I bought or when I ovulate I just pounce and he gets on with it and leaves the rest to me! 😂🙊

Fayemay27 Mon 13-Mar-17 13:56:50

@hanna87 the only symptoms I have just now is tender boobs and I'm really tired all the time (that's not unusual though as I have a stressful job). Other than that I feel totally fine!

RoxyDancer Mon 13-Mar-17 21:23:07

Hey everyone! Another newbie on here! Was on the pill for nearly ten years. Came off it last month. I'm currently on CD31 and no sign of AF. I have done two tests and both were negative. 4 days late now. My breasts are tender and nipples very sore. Anyone else's cycle all over the place after coming off the pill?

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