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#151 sarafish81

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    Posted 03 May 2010 - 05:19 PM

    Hi ladies - I guess it's my time to post here! DH and I got back from our belated honeymoon in April and I've been off BC since Mar. 20 - pretty excited about ttc and also all the research about ovulation, etc.
    Anyhow, best of luck to all the other current ttc'ers!

    #152 kerrij

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      Posted 04 May 2010 - 05:38 PM

      Mrs Martin...thanks for that post...DH and i are both a little worried too, even though we are in the same financial state as you, houses, no debt, etc. it's still scary! but i guess you're right, you don't go out as much and everything just evens out. :)

      Does anyone know of a good baby website?? BDW site is the best wedding site by far...and trying to find a TTC/Preg site is soooo difficult! i want threads and questions and message boards, i want it all, but no one else has it...that i've found anyway.

      Like Cathy says, these things aren't up to us...DH and i had always hoped we'd get preg on our wedding/honeymoon in Jamaica. after being on the pill 13 years and never once either of us having a Whoopsies!, i was a little concerned that it would take me a long time TC. went off the pill in Dec and wedding was in early March, and bam, preg on the very first try. So you just never know what you are going to get! 11 weeks tomorrow, yay!

      Good luck mama's to be!

      #153 Birdie07

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        Posted 04 May 2010 - 07:59 PM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by kerrij
        Mrs Martin...thanks for that post...DH and i are both a little worried too, even though we are in the same financial state as you, houses, no debt, etc. it's still scary! but i guess you're right, you don't go out as much and everything just evens out. :)

        Does anyone know of a good baby website?? BDW site is the best wedding site by far...and trying to find a TTC/Preg site is soooo difficult! i want threads and questions and message boards, i want it all, but no one else has it...that i've found anyway.

        Like Cathy says, these things aren't up to us...DH and i had always hoped we'd get preg on our wedding/honeymoon in Jamaica. after being on the pill 13 years and never once either of us having a Whoopsies!, i was a little concerned that it would take me a long time TC. went off the pill in Dec and wedding was in early March, and bam, preg on the very first try. So you just never know what you are going to get! 11 weeks tomorrow, yay!

        Good luck mama's to be!
        My favorite baby/parenting site is MotheringDotCommunity Forums - Powered by vBulletin
        It's much more AP parenting. So if you're the opposite I wouldn't recommend it. But if you lean that way then it's awesome!

        #154 kerrij

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          Posted 07 May 2010 - 02:06 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by CaliaA07
          My favorite baby/parenting site is MotheringDotCommunity Forums - Powered by vBulletin
          It's much more AP parenting. So if you're the opposite I wouldn't recommend it. But if you lean that way then it's awesome!
          Well I don't know what AP means...but I'll def check it out! thanks :)

          #155 Birdie07

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            Posted 07 May 2010 - 03:14 PM

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            Originally Posted by kerrij
            Well I don't know what AP means...but I'll def check it out! thanks :)
            AP=Attachment Parenting :)

            #156 Ayita

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              Posted 07 May 2010 - 06:24 PM

              I did not know this thread existed !

              Well, we have been TTC since October last year - month when I went off bc. In February I found out I was pregnant but miscarried at 6 weeks. It took me a couple weeks to get over it.

              At fist it was devastating but I coped quickly, thinking that after all, we had only tried for 4 months and someting happened - my eggs are not rotten and his sperm is working ! I'm older too - 37 - so I know the risks are higher and I prefer the pregnancy ending like this, and this early, rather than discovering something's wrong at the amnio (that I WILL take no matter what).

              OBGYN said we had to wait at least 3 complete cycles (so that the uterus be ready again), and it did not seem long but now it really does feel like ages ! We are leaving for vacation in two weeks, that will be the middle of the third cycle, so it means that we can start again when we're back from vacation in June. I'm looking forward to it.

              So I've been charting to TTA for the past two months. Sad. I discovered that my BBT is super low (around 96-96.4 in first half, 97-97.2 in second half), consistent with hypthyroidism. Also my BBT is swinging like crazy in the first half ! Chinese doctors would probably find that I'm "too hot" or "too cold" or the reverse - who knows, I'm not a Chinese doctor lol. Anyway. It still allows to pin-point my ovulation time pretty good.

              I'm on prenatal vitamins, clean fish oil, calcium and magnesium, and I'm also doing MSM and glucosamine right now because I have an issue with my knee from running, but I'll stop as soon as we TTC again. I'm doing progesterone cream on the second half of the cycle to help with PMS. Cannot hurt when TTC either.

              Calia - I read somewhere that EPA is good for fertility, but in the first half of the cycle only, and that after ovulation you should stop and take another oil (like fish for instance) because EPA could be detrimental to implantation of the embryo ? Also read flaxseed is good for DH spermies, but not for us ladies ! So we have to be really careful what we take - I actually feel super guilty for being on non-recommended supplements in the first 4 weeks of pregnancy (well 2 weeks after conception, when I did not know), I feel it could have had something to do with the miscarriage...

              So I have become super-obsessed with being as healthy as I can for the next time trying. I thought the miscarriage and the 3 months of wait time was actually my chance to do this ! I first looked up something to get rid of my heavy metals (last blood test showed I have mercury 3 times over the recommended limit in the blood, as well as uranium- don't ask me where I got this ?), and at the same time they sent me this book "lessons from the miracle doctors". Great book I must say, about how there's no "miracle" cure but how you can actually get healthier by doing a few things... I got particularly interested in the part about acidifying/alkalizing foods because the symptoms of over-acidification were so exactly the description of all the health disorders I had, in the exact chronology they appeared (first skin rashes, then extreme fatigue, then excess weight not going even with diets, then thyroid failure - I'm just at the beginning of it but still...)... I'm now at a phase where my thyroid is not functioning well (I'm subclinical hypo) and we know that can be an issue when TTC... so there we go, I did the whole thing - detoxing my metals, my colon, my gallbladder, now I'm doing the liver (only 2 days left), and I switched my diet to 70% alkalizing (which means : 70% fruits and veggies)... I also lost 13 lbs in the process (awesome) ! Still overweight but that certainly was good to get rid of !

              I hope to take much of stress off with the 3 weeks vacation that is coming up. I hope next time will be the right one !

              #157 stacey

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                Posted 23 June 2010 - 11:06 PM

                Ok ladies I am going to bump this thread. We are now on our 4th cycle of TTC. I am now 5 DPO and just waiting to test. Currently I am charitng, using pre-seed and just introduced soft cups. (maybe soft cups with be the winner!!) Anyways I just wanted to see if there were any other TTC'ers out there right now. ive been on TTC forums and they kinda...ummmmm SUCK. I miss the BDW girls.
                Stacey & Ely 10.14.2008

                #158 katrina

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                  Posted 24 June 2010 - 08:01 AM

                  hey stacey!

                  oooh hopefully the softcups were the missing piece!!

                  we start TTC next cycle. I should get AF in a couple days so I'll be right along with you in here soon enough. although hopefully, you'll be out of here and in the mommas to be thread. :)

                  #159 boscobel

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                    Posted 24 June 2010 - 08:59 AM

                    Hey Stacey, FX this is your month!

                    I am ending my 9th month TTC and most likely moving onto my 10th. I've been with an RE for about 5-6 months now and we did 3 months of Clomid then moved onto a month of daily shots and still nothing. Every month that I was monitored at the doctors office, I O'd on the wrong side. (I had an ectopic pregnancy removed last June and lost my left fallopian tube, so now I can only get prego if I O on my right side) And for the 6 months I was monitored, it was my L side that produced the viable follicle. We decided to take this past month off from the doctors and step away from temping and all that b/c it was causing too much stress. I was really hoping that would mean we would get prego since there was less stress, but I tested this morning (tomorrow is my official FF test day) and BFN. So I'm expecting AF to arrive today.

                    The only good news I can bring from all that is that I scheduled LASIK for July 13th and as long as I'm not prego, I'm going to have perfect vision! If I did end up prego this month, we were going to take the $$$ loss on the deposit.

                    Katrina - YAY for officially TTC next cycle!!!!

                    #160 Banana11

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                      Posted 24 June 2010 - 09:41 AM

                      I hope this is your month Stacey!!!




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