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A whole load of “up yours” to ttc

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Chefwifelife Tue 24-Sep-19 14:44:52

I saw a post like this on a non conception board and thought it was quite funny and cathartic so I thought I’d start one.

I’ve got a whole bag of “up yours” to the trying to conceive process. Who wants one?! I’ll start.

Up yours to 10 months of ttc #2 and everyone telling me it’s quicker the second time around as your body knows what to do.

Up yours to indent lines on one step tests and frer’s

Up yours to people telling me to “relax and it will happen”.

Up yours to the age gap which is quickly getting bigger and bigger between DS1 and potential DC2.

That’s me done.

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Quaffy Tue 24-Sep-19 14:47:17

Right there with you in every respect except it’s only 5 months for me so I have less right to moan!

Can I add up yours to spending £30 per month on advanced ovulation kits

Chefwifelife Tue 24-Sep-19 14:50:14

Yes @Quaffy ! Why don’t you invest in Ovusense instead. You’d save money in the long run if you’re forking our that much on ovulation tests. Plus I don’t think it ever matters how long it’s been; when you’re actively ttc every month that AF shows is just crappy.

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crazychemist Tue 24-Sep-19 17:43:35

Up yours to not moving job when it would make sense because you don’t want to lose maternity rights

Up yours to dithering and wasting space because you probably should have put the baby clothes and maternity clothes in the attic two years ago but didn’t want to have to put them all up just to get them all down again

Up yours to so many people saying “oh, I thought you had two kids” because that is the assumed default

Up yours to crappy scheduled sex

Up yours to that shitty feeling of failure when you tell someone (usually family) that actually you would love another one, and you know it’s the “perfect time”

Up yours to “just relax” or “have you tried going on holiday” - oh yeah, because it’s so relaxing trying to get a 3 year old to go to sleep in a hotel, you’re bound to have plenty of time for romance!

Up yours to feeling bad that I’m not happier for friends who had their first after me and are now expecting their second, even though I know they have had miscarriages in between so I should be really glad for them

Up yours to ttc!

GandTisgoodforme Tue 24-Sep-19 17:44:26

I needed to hear this today, thanks OP! grin

Banoffeepie91 Tue 24-Sep-19 17:49:44

@crazychemist completely with you on the changing jobs thing! Pain in the bum!

Up yours to when people say ‘you’ll be next’ when the subject of babies comes up and you laugh it off but really you’re thinking why won’t my body let it be now!

LouH1981 Tue 24-Sep-19 18:45:55

I’m with you!
Up yours to people asking ‘so when are you going to have another?’

Up yours to people saying ‘maybe stop actively trying and it’ll happen’ when we all know a) what our bodies are up to and b) it’s such a small window to leave it to chance

Up yours to people announcing their ‘surprise’ babies....oh just do one.

Up yours to people saying ‘at least you know you can get pregnant’
(the LAST thing I needed to hear after miscarrying)
TTC is the worst xxx

Banoffeepie91 Tue 24-Sep-19 19:34:54

Can I just say thank you as well to OP. This is exactly what I needed today and it has properly cheered me up and made me feel less alone.

AllTheGlitter Tue 24-Sep-19 19:36:59

Thanks OP!

Up yours to everyone telling me ‘Relax, you’re young and have loads of time!’

Up yours to the fact AF is 3 FUCKING WEEKS late and I’m not pregnant.

Up yours to the price of those bastard tests.

Up yours to it all!

MorgenMuffel Tue 24-Sep-19 19:39:03

thanks op, needed this today. up yours for trying for over 20 months for no 1 and no sniff of a BFP and all tests show nothing wrong. up yours everyone for the head tilts when they ask how long you've been married and how many kids you have. up yours to everyone who fall without even trying.

baby dust to you all x

ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia Tue 24-Sep-19 20:02:56

Up yours to people who got pregnant by accident 😕

minesadecaf Tue 24-Sep-19 20:20:11

I know this is all in jest but to @ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia I'm one of those people and it can be quite a hard pill to swallow for many.

cornplant Tue 24-Sep-19 20:21:19

Mines I think she's allowed to give an up yours to whoever she wants to. To be fair this is the conception board.

BeingATwatItsABingThing Tue 24-Sep-19 20:28:35

I definitely needed this!!

Up yours to people asking me when I’m giving DD a sibling.

Up yours to this god-awful month when DC2 should have been born but was lost to miscarriage.

Up yours to the smug person I work with who claims that she just wants a healthy baby and then goes on to say she is hoping for a boy as ‘they’re more loving’.

Up yours to the scan pictures I keep seeing on Facebook.

Up yours to all of the positive pregnancy test posts I keep seeing.

Up yours to all the MNers who made me feel pathetic for only being 10 cycles into TTC DC2.

Up yours to this whole fucking year of things not going my way!

GandTisgoodforme Tue 24-Sep-19 20:52:24

Can I also add;

- Up yours to the cashier in Asda asking me whether my purchase of pregnancy tests was due to an unwanted surprise in front of many customers ..

- Up yours to the people who say “at least you got pregnant”, after losing my baby boy to T21 after 3 years of trying.

- Up yours to those who tell me “it’s just bad luck”..

- Up yours to the endless blood tests, appointments and lack of answers.

- Up yours to everyone who keeps shoving pics of their newborns in my face.

& finally....
- Up yours to the whole bastard situation.

(I feel a bit lighter now!)

Redmarchingband Tue 24-Sep-19 21:00:53

Up yours to -OPKs this month and AF arriving a week early. And a massive up yours to folk at work who keep wittering on that they think someone is pregnant every time someone says they have news to announce. Also, up yours to people who keep saying that I should just enjoy life at the moment as having a baby changes everything angry

kell2126 Tue 24-Sep-19 22:06:41

"Up yours to not moving job when it would make sense because you don’t want to lose maternity rights": AMEN!

Up yours to all the people I barely know who asked me if I was pregnant when I was massively bloated after a failed IVF cycle.

Also, up yours to the fertility clinic doctor who told me today that every other woman who had their embryo transfer on the same day as me got pregnant

poptypingchef Wed 25-Sep-19 00:18:27


*up yours to the one friend who has asked me every time I see her if we are trying (even when we weren’t)
*up yours to the SAME friend who told me ‘at least you know you can get pregnant’ right after her miscarriage
*up yours to the SAME friend who asked me to be guardian for her children if anything were to happen to her because other friends have kids and wouldn’t love them in the same way that little ol’ childless me.
*up yours to the SAME friend who told me I wasn’t getting any younger and would I really want to be an old mum.
* up yours to the SAME friend who after being told I wasn’t going to discuss it with her any further, just plain made up things other people had apparently said so she could shoehorn it into the conversation.

So probably up yours to that one ‘friend’ and not TTC 😂😂😂😂

Ps - not chuffed about the MIL’s neighbour who asked me in a crowded supermarket if there was any babies yet (we see them regularly not sure why she thought I’d had one and kept it secret) and then asked me why I was being so selfish as my MIL was missing out! 🙄🙄🙄

poptypingchef Wed 25-Sep-19 00:19:01

*my miscarriage

pixelflower Wed 25-Sep-19 02:24:40

Up yours do the people who follow "Have you any kids?" with "Don't you want children?" Ok person I just met, let's discuss the breakdown I had when AF showed up yet again.

Up yours to the pregnant lady who repeatedly said she thinks after 35 pregnancy would be too hard, to the 34 year old TTC.

Up yours to the no pressure/relaxed way of trying not counting as trying to the NHS.

Chefwifelife Wed 25-Sep-19 07:04:48

@BeingATwatItsABingThing you are a woman after my own heart. Every time I see your username I have a little chuckle. I am also on cycle 10 of ttc DC2 and have a 26mo.

It’s a new day and a whole bucket more of up yours to ttc available. So step right up; lighten the load and throw them out there!

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GoodCow Wed 25-Sep-19 07:22:01

Up yours to having to piss on a OPK stick in the work toilets

Up yours to getting a BFP and then start bleeding two days later

Up yours to having to remember to take your temp every sodding morning

cookielove Wed 25-Sep-19 07:28:39

Up yours people who tell me to relax

Up yours to bleeding straight after a bfp

Up yours who pregnancy brings only joy and happiness when for me nothing is set in stone

Up yours multiple miscarriages

Up yours woman at work who had triplets

Up yours women who get pregnant first try

Up yours women who have accidental pregnancy

Up yours stoopid fertility crap

omikron Wed 25-Sep-19 07:46:16

Yeah the temping is annoying

Rosieposy89 Wed 25-Sep-19 13:52:59

Up yours waiting ages to start TTC and then 10 cycles in there's no hint of a BFP

Up yours people who tell me it will happen when we least expect it

Up yours people who moan about pregnancy and babies on social media without realising how ungrateful they sound

Up yours to the friends with kids who say we are lucky to be able to sleep in late and do whatever we like.

Up yours to the continued uncertainty and the constant worry about a potential infertility diagnosis

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