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Waiting to ttc 🌻 Anyone else?

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Sunnymummy3 · 07/03/2022 17:11

Hello! After this current packet, I am coming off my pill then waiting a few months to eat healthy, let my cycle go back to normal then track ovulation... then hoping to start ttc in July πŸ™‚ Very excited, and a little nervous.

Is anyone else waiting to try?

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Leanne5291 · 09/03/2022 14:28

Hey,

Same here looking to finish my pack this month and ttc too, I'm the same super excited but sooo nervous.

I was pregnant about 11 years ago but unfortunately had a miscarriage so I'm super nervous.

I've been reading lots of threads so there seems to be a lot of lovely ladies out there for support Smile

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Sunnymummy3 · 09/03/2022 14:52

Hi πŸ™‹πŸΌβ€β™€οΈI'm really sorry to hear that πŸ’ Hoping this is your time now πŸ’œ

Do you plan on being relaxed about it, or will you chart etc?

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Leanne5291 · 09/03/2022 15:04

Thank you! DaffodilSmile

Im trying to be relaxed, go with the flow and just enjoy it for a little while what about you?

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OMGTTC · 09/03/2022 15:10

Hi OP,

Me too, although I can’t quite believe I’m saying that (hence the nickname Grin). I have the Mirena coil at the moment but it expires in May and I’m going to take a few months then for my cycle to return etc. We’d be hoping to start trying in the autumn but I think it will be a bit of a β€˜wait and see what happens’ approach rather than tracking, at least to start with. Good luck to you both SmileFlowers

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Leanne5291 · 09/03/2022 15:31

Hey Grin

It is a little surreal isn't it! Good luck to you as well Daffodil

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Sunnymummy3 · 09/03/2022 15:56

@Leanne5291 That sounds very sensible and a good idea to be relaxed and go with the flow and not stress too much.
Yes I do plan to track, I want to be sure of my ovulation dates (and be reassured i am still ovulating lol) plus my dh works quite late at times and we are a bit tired through the week so could easily miss the fertile window 🀣 but if after a few months I stress myself out too much then I will stop and be more relaxed 😊
Is your dp excited?

@OMGTTC hoping your cycles go back to normal quite quickly so you can ttc in the autumn, this would mean a lovely summer baby πŸ™‚, Is this your first?

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fancyfrogs · 09/03/2022 16:24

Me 😊 I have an 18mo DS and hoping to start TTC again in June/July time! I went back on the pill for about 6m after he was born but it just doesn't agree with me and when I came off it first time round, my cycles were awful (40-70 days). So I've been off it again around 6m now and seem to have a lovely 30 day cycle with definite ovulation again! I feel happier now that I'm tracking and knowing my cycle properly. Hoping it makes me feel a bit more in control this time around πŸ˜… I don't want to stress about it!

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OMGTTC · 09/03/2022 17:03

Thanks @Sunnymummy3, me too, I’m not sure what to expect or how long things will take to return to normal, cycle-wise, DP and I are both a bit clueless but I think happy to see how things pan out Smile it would be our first yes, hence being totally clueless Grin

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Sunnymummy3 · 09/03/2022 17:43

Hi πŸ™‚ @fancyfrogs that mist of been awful about your cycles when you first came off, how long did things take to regulate? I am on a minipill and having almost 2 week long periods with it for the past year.
That's great to be so regular now!

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Sunnymummy3 · 09/03/2022 18:04

@OMGTTC
I don't know alot about the coil, but i'm pretty sure it's the same as the pill so should go back to normal quite soon? I think the injection is the one that can take a long time for things to come back.
It will be so exciting when June/ July comes around. I find it hard not to think about it too much while waiting. πŸ™‚

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S0220 · 09/03/2022 19:18

Can I join in ladies?
I came off the pill end of January 2022, so patiently waiting for my cycles to readjust and get back to normal, whatever that is! I had two bleeds in February, very strange - so really not sure when I am due to ovulate at the moment. Hoping I'll have more clarity next month...

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Sunnymummy3 · 09/03/2022 22:02

Hi yes of course @S0220 Smile

That sounds good though because maybe one was the withdrawal and the next one was your real period so you could be back to normal cycles now and know more this month as you said, πŸ™‚

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S0220 · 10/03/2022 14:00

@Sunnymummy3 I do hope so! I remember it taking about a month or two when coming off the pill a few years ago when TTC our first. It's such an exciting yet anxiety provoking time πŸ€£πŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈ

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fancyfrogs · 10/03/2022 15:31

@Sunnymummy3 they didn't! I came off it in September 2019 and conceived Feb 2020 and only had 2 periods in that time - the cycle before my positive was 68 days I think, then I got my bfp on day 42 of the next cycle... totally random and I felt so stressed not knowing where I was in a cycle or anything so I'm so pleased I seem regular this time coming off it 😊 will this be you trying for your first? 😊

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Sunnymummy3 · 10/03/2022 17:51

Oh sorry @fancyfrogs , I must have misread, I can imagine that was stressful, I am glad you still managed to conceive though especially so soon πŸ™‚ How are you tracking your ovulation if you don't mind me asking? I would like to try doing basal temp as well as opks for a couple of cycles to get a definite date of ov but I have never tried the temp before so interested if anyone else has and any tips.
This would be ttc number 3. Must be mad πŸ˜„

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fancyfrogs · 10/03/2022 20:45

@Sunnymummy3 I just felt a bit blind with it all haha I hate not being in control 🀣 I'm not temping, just using OPKs. Seem to have got positives on those at the same point on the last 3 cycles so pretty happy with those for now anyway! I think I'm going to stop using them for a bit though or maybe every other month... don't want to get too fixated on it before we start TTC as I drove myself mad obsessing last time!
Ah how lovely! Not mad, I'd like 3 I think. (I say now... πŸ˜…)

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Gabby82 · 10/03/2022 22:21

Hi everyone, planning to TTC number 3 in July. So desperate to start now but just not practical for a few months. On all the supplements and have been off the pill for a few months just cycle tracking. Really need to start the healthy eating and cut out the coffee next 😭

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Sunnymummy3 · 11/03/2022 15:51

@fancyfrogs I totally get you, I got a bit obsessed with the opks last time too but in a way it was nice to have something to focus on while waiting, I am going to get on google and read all about temping... something else to obsess over on the wait πŸ˜† We have waited until now to have a little bit bigger gap between 2 and 3 so hoping it will be easier. What will your gap be roughly if you get a bfp soon?

Hi @Gabby82 same as me! Ttc #3 in July πŸ™‚ what age are your other 2? Oh no, for loosing your coffee ☹ lol

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Gabby82 · 11/03/2022 23:12

@Sunnymummy3 the coffee is the hardest, Alcohol I can live without, healthy eating can be done, its the coffee i need in the mornings!!

My two are 16 months and 4 years. Both boys. House is chaos so why not add another!

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Mano2020 · 11/03/2022 23:19

Hi,

I am hoping to conceive in May/June. I currently have a 20 month old boy who keeps me very busy but i think after a few months of eating healthy i will be ready to grow our family. Fingers crossed i do not get the nausea and sickness again for 9 months Smile wishing everyone the best of luck!

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fancyfrogs · 12/03/2022 08:48

@Sunnymummy3 ah how old are your two now? I'm hoping to conceive around June/July time so there would be roughly a 2.5yr gap 😊
@Mano2020 similar here, hoping to conceive june/July and have an 18mo 😊

Need to get around to having a birth debrief/reflections appointment from my first I think, before we start TTC. I will be high risk for another pregnancy so will be a different experience for me this time. Just keep putting it off though... but think it will help. Might make it my aim to give them a call before end of April

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Mano2020 · 12/03/2022 09:58

[quote fancyfrogs]@Sunnymummy3 ah how old are your two now? I'm hoping to conceive around June/July time so there would be roughly a 2.5yr gap 😊
@Mano2020 similar here, hoping to conceive june/July and have an 18mo 😊

Need to get around to having a birth debrief/reflections appointment from my first I think, before we start TTC. I will be high risk for another pregnancy so will be a different experience for me this time. Just keep putting it off though... but think it will help. Might make it my aim to give them a call before end of April [/quote]
That is a good idea. I think i will do the same before i start ttc. I did not have a good birth experience with my first and ended up having an emergency C-section. Hoping for a more positive experience this time round. Looking forward to hearing some good news from everyone in this post in the next few months Smile

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Sunnymummy3 · 12/03/2022 15:09

@gabby82 I have boys too, good fun and so loud πŸ˜†


Hi @Mano2020 πŸ™‚ Can't imagine having sickness the full pregnancy, must of been difficult, hopefully this time will be a better pregnancy and birth!

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Sunnymummy3 · 12/03/2022 15:15

@fancyfrogs 4.5 and 2 πŸ™‚
Very nice, they will be great friends with that gap I bet!
I had to google what birth reflections was as I had never heard of it, that is such a good idea to help process.

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Mano2020 · 12/03/2022 17:48

[quote Sunnymummy3]@gabby82 I have boys too, good fun and so loud πŸ˜†


Hi @Mano2020 πŸ™‚ Can't imagine having sickness the full pregnancy, must of been difficult, hopefully this time will be a better pregnancy and birth![/quote]
Thank you! Yes the sickness was awful, hopefully we have nice smooth healthy pregnancies this time which we enjoy. I have a little 20 month old boy who i know will make an amazing big brother. Fingers crossed 2023 brings him a sibling Smile

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