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Whos excied to start ttc for the 1st time!

Category: Trying to Conceive - TTC My First Child
Posted by Mrs.Sanders1001 » Aug. 5, 2012 10:12am

My husband and i are coming up on our 1st wedding anniversary and our fourth year being together and this is going to be our first month ttc. We are VERY excited! I have a doc apt aug 15 for pre pregnancy checkup then the fun part will start :)

I just finished my last pack of bc pills and am hoping my cycles and ovulation will get back on track pronto! Before bc i usually had about a 26 day cycle. Heres hoping for a bfp by september! We wont be using any fertility aides yet. We decided to give it a few months just letting nature take its course.

We have always loved eachother and had a very healthy and happy relationship but its hard to explain how your heart feels when you decide your ready to make a new life with the person you love! My heart is so happy!

Who else is excited to start this journey? I want to hear other stories and follow and support eachother until we get our BFP's

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Reply by Jazzy12 » Aug. 5, 2012 9:27pm

Congrats and good luck!

My DH and I just had our one year wedding anniversary and we are TTC for the first one too. We are on our third cycle trying.

Best of luck!

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Reply by Mrs.Sanders1001 » Aug. 5, 2012 9:36pm

Best of luck to u and DH Jazzy! Hopefully this is your month!

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Reply by mjmcfarlane » Aug. 6, 2012 12:44pm

My husband and I have been married for a year and a half and we are in our third month of "not preventing". I have a strong history of endometriosis on my mom's side of the family, so I am going to get checked out by my OBGYN on 8/21.
This will be my first month to use the OPKs (cheap strips off the internet... not ready to invest a ton of $$). I also have been reading up on the "sperm meets egg plan". We have a pretty active sex life anyway (TMI?) but I just want to be sure that we are BDing at the right time.
Some days I'm totally relaxed and thinking "it will happen when it happens" and other times all I can think about is a little baby in my arms. I'm a nurse in a neonatal intensive care unit so I take care of babies all day long. I am so excited for when it will be our turn to look at a tiny human and say "you are mine".

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Reply by Mrs.Sanders1001 » Aug. 6, 2012 8:28pm

Thanks for joining mcfarlane! I understand endo! Thats part of my doc apt aug 15 to talk about options. Im nervous going off my bc for fear of terrible cramps that affect my work and life for a full week. I havent had a laporascopy yet so i dont know the severity or even if my tubes are clear. Unless the doc suggests differently we are going to just start trying naturally and see where that leads us.

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Reply by Mrs.Sanders1001 » Aug. 6, 2012 8:29pm

Btw.... no TMI here... i think we all know how babies are made ;) lol

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Reply by mjmcfarlane » Aug. 8, 2012 8:31am

Mrs. Sanders,
I hope that your doc appt goes well! Keep us updated!

BABY DUST!!

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Reply by mjmcfarlane » Aug. 8, 2012 8:33am

Mrs Sanders, where are you in you cycle? It would be fun to have a cycle buddy!

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Reply by Mrs.Sanders1001 » Aug. 8, 2012 2:09pm

AF id due any day now..... yay (not) lol. What about u?

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Reply by mjmcfarlane » Aug. 9, 2012 5:05pm

I'm on day 11, used my first OPK today, negative but we are BD every other day, trying to make sure DH's sperm is always available!!

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Reply by Mrs.Sanders1001 » Aug. 11, 2012 3:57pm

Thats the way to do it! :) Good luck to u! Still waiting on AF. Im actually thinking of buying a pregnancy test tonight if it still hasnt shown up.... i was on bc most of the month and we havent been trying so it would definitely be a surprise.....

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Reply by wheabl » Aug. 11, 2012 8:48pm

hi! just wanted to jump in on the conversation because this is our first month TTC as well! My husband and I have been together for 5 years and will be married for 1 yr in Dec. We decided to start trying on the 5th (which I believe was my O-day, in hindsight). I am so excited to start testing!!! I am not sure how to STOP obsessing over thoughts of being pg and having a little one. I am still just very excited as it took some convincing to get my husband on board! Good luck to everyone :D

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Reply by Mrs.Sanders1001 » Aug. 11, 2012 9:41pm

Good luck wheabl! Thanks for joining. U dont have TOO much longer before u can test! Baby dust to you. And i know how it goes getting the husband on board. We feel theres so much we need to do before a baby comes! Id been pressuring him (jokingly) for a few months and hed just shrug it off. Then one night i told him he could have a toy (dirt bike or four wheeler) and i could have a baby..... and he just agreed! He even said no to the toy that hed take that money and put new hardwood floors in the house. Hes even talking about remodeling the sparebedroom. I didnt even think he was considering it one bit but now hes 100% in it. (I couldnt be more surprised....or happy (: )

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Reply by mjmcfarlane » Aug. 13, 2012 10:23am

Has anyone started BBT charting? I'm researching and deciding if I should do it.... We want to "let it just happen" but it is so hard to do that!!!!

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Reply by Mrs.Sanders1001 » Aug. 13, 2012 2:37pm

I was going to try the first few months without doing it. Just doing the natural when it happens it happens way. Ive seen alot of people have really good results with it though!

So im 5 days late for AF. HPT sunday (yesterday) morning said negative though. I have endometriosis and usually have TERRIBLE cramps. I cramped slightly last wednesday but nothing since. Im happy I have a doc apt wednesday to see whats going on....

Hows everyone else doing?

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Reply by mjmcfarlane » Aug. 13, 2012 5:40pm

Mrs.Sanders,
Sorry to hear about the neg. test. Are you late for a 26 day cycle or based on what your cycle was on bc? I hope the DR can help you figure out what's going on! I don't think I ovulated my first cycle off bc so my af came a few days late too...

I am using cheap internet OPK strips and I'm afraid I missed my LH surge! We were out of town this past weekend but I tested every day and we have been BDing every other day since CD8. I'm CD 15 so I should have ovulated today or yesterday and I usually can feel ovulation cramps... this is why I'm thinking about doing the BBT charting. We want to let everything go natural, but we are both nurses and it is proving difficult to not know what is going on.

BTW how old are you? I'm 24 and my DH is 25. We have been told by tons of people to just wait it out and enjoy our time alone together but we are just so excited to make our family grow!!!

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Reply by Mrs.Sanders1001 » Aug. 13, 2012 9:32pm

Im 22 & DH is 26. We still feel young and theres always the feeling of "never being ready". Luckily were pretty financially stable and working on our VERY small house right now to sell next spring for a larger one. We also have very supportive family and friends and just feel its right to try to bring a child into our family!
As for enjoying your time together, you should enjoy it however you want to! If you want to be pregnant im sure that would just make your time together more special knowing the two of you created that! The PLAN is you'll be together FOREVER so im sure youll have many things in life to enjoy with eachother :)
Thats cool u are both nurses! Do u get to work with eachother? I can see BBT charting being useful by SEEING the changes in ur body. Especially since your in the medical field im sure you would find it even more intriguing. Especially if your husband would be into it to. Also you would find out sooner when it happened :)
My cycle before BC was 26to and on BC was 28. Im now 32 days from last withdrawal bleed (on bc) and i took bc most of the month but stopped about 4 days early in hopes that i would be done bleeding by the time we had a friends wedding to attend. Im thinking i just skipped it all together. I was on loestrin 24fe and my periods were pretty short on it anyway.... but still 2-3 days of very light but steady flow so this is the first time there was NOTHING. I figure ill have bloodwork and stuff done at my doc on wednesday so ill just wait and see what he says.

Do u have a normal 28 day cycle? Maybe u will just O late. Or i even hear of women that test twice a day so they dont miss LH surge. I always get O cramps but have never tested for it. I get confused enough with an HPT, i see things that arent there lol. Im all about the digital stuff!

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Reply by mjmcfarlane » Aug. 14, 2012 8:48am

I'm glad to have a young friend to go through this TTC stuff with! We also just finished updating our home (which was a "stipulation" for my husband before we started trying).
Luckily, I have a very regular 28 day cycle, I tested twice yesterday but nothing.... I'm on CD16 now so I either missed my surge, didn't ovulate yet, or I'm not ovulating at all... So I think it's time to buy a BBT chart!
I haven't ever used a digital test because I think I would cry seeing the words "not pregnant" in writing....
Anyways best of luck at your appt tomorrow!
baby dust to all!

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Reply by mjmcfarlane » Aug. 16, 2012 7:32am

MrsSanders,
How did the DR appt go?

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Reply by Mrs.Sanders1001 » Aug. 17, 2012 8:37am

Appt went awesome. Everything looked good. I completely skipped my period but results came back not pregnant so i guess it was just a fluke or stress...... doc told me he looked forward to seeing me in a couple months pregnant :)

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Reply by mjmcfarlane » Aug. 18, 2012 1:55pm

I hope that happens!! I finally had a positive OPK at CD 18... So I think I have a short luteal phase.... I am also going to the DR in a few weeks so hopefully she will be able to help me get my cycle to be optimal for "baby making"!

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