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Yams, fertile feckers and what not to say.

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LimpLettice Sun 19-Nov-17 20:24:19

Part the third:

Welcome all anti-fertile fuckers! This is our clique for those trying longer than 6 cycles and are pretty fed up.

Here are our Fucked Off TTC Commandments

- Thou shall not arrive one day and post BFP next day
- Thou shall not give advice to other when TTC for one month only
- Thou shall not participate in one-up-manship and realise TTC is shit for everyone in different ways
- Thou shall allow posters to be fucked off with the world and everything in it at regular points in the month
- Thou shall not be offended by strong language
- Thou shall not tell everyone to eat yams
- Thou shall accept being called a muppet for testing at 7dpo at 9pm at night

Our spreadsheet which includes what supplements (and potatoes) we are trying in our journey to motherhood.

Justwaitingforaline Sun 19-Nov-17 20:29:46

Jumping aboard the new ship!

RhiBee29 Sun 19-Nov-17 20:52:13

Thanks for the thread link. Really sore boobs 3dpo...trying not to read too much into it but also trying to remain positive. I’m resolving to see the good in every barbed comment, fertile fucker story and not getting negative or jealous.

TheGrumpySquirrel Sun 19-Nov-17 21:09:05


Went to a social event today where I saw 3 of our friends were very obviously pregnant (only 1 I knew about in advance). I cried. I’m not proud. What a fucking shit day. I should have been 37 weeks today.

LovePinaColada Sun 19-Nov-17 21:09:58

Yay! New thread - thanks gang, keeps me sane (ish).

QuietTime Sun 19-Nov-17 21:16:58


That is all (literally, in 2ww and waiting for AF...).

Oh fuck squirrel just read your post properly - I'm so sorry, what shit timing flowers.

Thanks for the new thread lettice

Hopeislost Sun 19-Nov-17 21:17:35

5dpo here but have spent all weekend in bed with a horrific cold so that's probably ruined any chance I had.

Didn't take anything for the cold just in case though. Not sure how much longer I can keep up being a 😇 during the 2ww. As soon as AF comes I'll be back on the coffee and booze!

LovePinaColada Sun 19-Nov-17 21:25:40

What a shit @TheGrumpySquirrel.

Cakelaur Sun 19-Nov-17 21:57:51

Please can I jump aboard.
Age 33
TTC #1 (although DP has a son)

Been TTC 7 months now. Although had a month off last month as it all got too much! Got fed up of all of it temping and BBT, cervical fluid, cervix checking, timed sex, weird spotting, symptom checking, hopes up, heart ache and to top it all of no bloody BFP!!!

Desperately hoping for a Christmas present in the form of two lines! 🤰

Currently reading Taking Charge of Your Fertility...

hellotoyellow Sun 19-Nov-17 22:15:39

Please can I join in.

Age 30
Cycle 11 (just!) - will be on a break this month though as on different continents for FW.

So fed up with the baby bombing and also the withholding from friends about TTC, which makes me feel like I’m distancing myself from them (usually very open).

SoozC Sun 19-Nov-17 22:26:03

New thread, I'm here! Wish I wasn't, no offense, ladies.

Keep getting lower abdomen crampy pains like I did when I was preggers. Makes me sad. I wish my stomach would just cramp out the remaining blood so I can get on with ttc again.

Sorry to hear you've been baby bombed at such a time, @TheGrumpySquirrel flowers

micropig Sun 19-Nov-17 23:22:34

Thanks for starting the new thread! I'm gonna need it. Fertile week is coming to an end and I will soon be into the dreaded two and a half (minimum) week wait. Feeling a mixture of hope and dread this month. Hopeful, because we've been shagging like rabbits and (TMI!!!!) was in a position last night where it felt as though he was touching my cervix at the end lol. If I that doesn't get me pregnant I don't think anything will 😂😩

Si1ver Sun 19-Nov-17 23:24:00

Oof @Soozc it's going to be a shit month and no mistake. Have a pat on the shoulder

I'm back again CD2, C19 I'm just pleased my body is back on track after the miscarriage. My mother offered to fund ivf for me this weekend. I'm blown away by her generosity and yet reticent to accept. I think of I say yes then I'm closing the door on this happening for us. H and I had a chat this afternoon and I think we're going to wait until May and make a choice then. We'd decided to start adoption proceedings in the new year, but now I've miscarried our local authority won't let us start the process for another year. Anyway I generally hate the world right now. I feel like I'm being punished for not being able to maintain a pregnancy.

Mamabooksbabynumber2 Mon 20-Nov-17 00:51:42

Jumping aboard ladies. In the middle of my fw and not thinking about possibility of getting pregnant for fear of disappointment. Currently on cycle 10, cd14 I believe x

justmeonly Mon 20-Nov-17 06:31:14

Morning all

Si1ver - that's super-rubbish of your LA. A whole extra year?

minime2017 Mon 20-Nov-17 07:10:17

Morning everyone. Im place marking as af arrived bang on time. Can't be arsed ranting today but expect I will before the end of this cycle!

lostintranslocation Mon 20-Nov-17 07:35:55

I've just found this. May I join you? TTC number 2, with confirmed male factor infertility. Miscarriage earlier this year, due date would have been mid December and I'm extra angry and upset each unsuccessful month as December approaches sad

Trying to find the balance of being hopeful enough to bother trying, and not being too hopeful so as to not get my hopes up too much.

I'm a terrible symptom spotter, and have convinced myself almost every month for 4 years that I'm probably pregnant. Ugh. I never am and I know I need to stop thinking I might be.

Currently in tww.

Pregnancies and birth announcements all around me at the moment. Gah.

Si1ver Mon 20-Nov-17 07:56:41

@justmeonly yes a while year. And any fertility treatment resets the clock again as would another miscarriage. I just want a family.

Come on in @lostintranslocation

Bubblegum89 Mon 20-Nov-17 08:36:08

Morning ladies! So I went and bought a mooncup. I’m not due af til next Monday but had a little look at it and tried to figure out how it goes in. It’s huge! I folded it twice like the instructions said it is still massive, how the hell am I supposed to fit that in?? Is there a knack?

DoAsDreamersDo Mon 20-Nov-17 08:42:22

Morning girlies, thanks for the new thread Limp and welcome to the newbies.

I've been getting my usual pre-AF aches and pains in my nether regions (is that how you spell that?) so I'm just waiting for the inevitable now. Hopefully she'll arrive on time next Sunday/Monday rather than making me wait and get my pee sticks out again!

Si1ver Mon 20-Nov-17 09:15:34

What size did you buy @Bubblegum89

Bubblegum89 Mon 20-Nov-17 10:29:21

si1ver I got size A as I’ve given birth vaginally before (albeit 9 years ago) it just looks too big to put up there!

Si1ver Mon 20-Nov-17 11:23:08

Maybe try out a smaller size then!

LexieJean Mon 20-Nov-17 11:27:44

Ladies I’m here too!

Af started Sunday - was at a wedding and all weekend my OH was entertaining the little kids and I could just see how happy he was at thought that it might have worked this time but no. Am still barren. WHY AM I STILL BARREN???

Hi to all the newbies. Thanks for the new thread @limp. I darent read any other threads for fear of more tears, I really lost it after a few drinks this weekend.

Loads I’ve missed on both threads,

Really shit timing for you @grumpy. Come here and rant anytime, we are here. Thanks for sharing your GP info.

@bubble I’ve been thinking about getting a mooncup and now I’m scared how big they are! 😂😂

I’m already obsessing over next FW cause we’ll be away together mostly but then apart when ovulation due. Bloody typical. I won’t be getting what I want for xmas.

Justwaitingforaline Mon 20-Nov-17 13:13:50

I’m glad I’m not alone I’m feeling the slight Xmas pressure ( eg will I be able to give DP the best Xmas present ever or just be a crying mess?). My ultrasound is booked for 15th Dec which is the day AF is next due which could be all kind of crap if I don’t catch this month. AF ended yesterday and I started EPO again the day she arrived, along with seven seas vitamins which came recommended by a friend and I have some conceive plus to try out too for the first time. Only plus is that my last 3 cycles have been the same length!

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