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Elizabeth
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i guess im the first...... i am 30 and my dh is 25 we have been trying to concieve on and off for the last 2 years so there hasnt really been any consistancy in our journey until recently in the last 5 months. this cycle i will be a lilttle more active than i have been in previous months and will be bbt charting, using opk, and pre seed .........wish me luck.

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Hi, I'm about to be 30 and my DH is about to be 39. We have been TTC for almost 1 1/2 years with no luck. He has two children 18 and 10 from a previous marriage. We have both been tested and they say that everything is within normal range, but some levels are low. My Dr. put me on Clomid but I couldn't take the hot flashes and cramps. So we are back to trying to get our timing down right and a lot of praying.

Wishing all of you lots of Baby Dust!!!!

Elizabeth
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Welcome to your newest buddies.... mrssheppard and amber rose!

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Hi ladies!! A fresh new group - all sparkly & promising!! Nice to meet you Dros & Dawn!! Welcome to Amber & MrsSheppard!!

I just turned 28 y/o and my DH, Seth, will be 26 in a couple months. I am originally from PA while he is from Houston. We met randomly in Guam while we were both in the military. I am now out and we are living in Guam while he finishes up his enlistment. We started TTC about a year ago. In the beginning we weren't really doing much, just eating healthier, taking vitamins, getting in shape, quiting smoking & drinking...ya know!! The beginning of this year we buckled down, I started charting BBT and using OPKs. I never did get a positive on an OPK and my charting sucked so I bought an Ovacue but failed to realize I needed the vaginal sensor to find out if indeed I was ovulating. I thought we would just try a bit more but nothing really happened. Then this past month we were both feeling really good about it and AF was 4 days late but I kept getting BFN. Then AF came and I was devastated. So here I am reaching out because I'm sure as you all are - I feel like I'm at the bottom of the barrel. Friends that aren't even trying to get pregnant having babies left & right.

Medically we haven't been checked out for O or fertility because my OBGYN is a B!! Since he is always gone she says this is normal and it will take us longer. I did however just have a pap which came back abnormal (went through this all two years ago as well). So the end of this month I have to deal with that however I'm getting a new doctor so maybe he will care more. Just another thing that makes me feel like I'm all jacked up. (LOL maybe too much info right up front - but hey I don't really care - let it all hang out!!)

So after last month's let down I got right on and ordered the vaginal sensor, Fertilaid for both of us (FertilaidCM for me as well), and the softcups. Add this to the BBTing and OPKs and I MEAN BUSINESS!!! Hopefully that all gets here in the next couple days or I will miss this month for all that. What makes all this the WORST is that my DH is gone every other month PLUS every forth night he spends on the boat when in port....makes all this very challenging!! He will be leaving right around this months O so hopefully luck will be on our side!!

Can't wait to hear more about you all and hopefully the BFPs will start rolling in!!

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Dros, Dawn, Sio and Amber,
Nice to have a fresh start, as I have read all the other groups have been hanging around for a while and pretty much know each other. I was/am still in another group, but there are only 2 other women, who are already pg (so I felt they knew where I am coming from, but are past the hurdle).

So, I am 40, DH is 44. He had his reversal June 21st. He has 2 children and I have 3. My girls are 15, 12 and almost 4. He and I are in the same boat TTCing. His ex-wife totally excluded him from the pg, and I was always so terrified to tell my ex when I was pg. I had no idea what it was like to talk about TTCing. My last pregnancy was a complete surprise, so much so my ex left when I was 7 months pg. I did the entire 9 months alone (with the help of my bigger girls, thank God) but I never knew what it was like to go through it with the one you loved. I went to all the doctor's appointments alone, couldn't even talk about the baby in front of my ex, etc.

What I am trying to say, I consider this my first pregnancy. Yes, I have children, but I have never been able to talk about conceiving, or was even allowed to be excited about it all. If this is any of y'alls first pregnancy, please understand I feel the way you do. I want this so much, with my husband just like you. I want to go through the most wonderful time in a woman's life with someone who ACTUALLY cares about me, how I feel, what I want, what he can do for me..... I always felt I was not finished with children though. I thank God every day (I am very spiritual, not a religious freak) that I have healthy children. I also tell Him that if my husband and I are not to have any children together, I will be okay with that.. I think....

Ok, let's talk baby making!!
Last month I could have SWORN I was pg.. My bb's started hurting 2DPO, I was having weird crampy shooting pains (just like when I was pg before), and AF was 8 days late. BFN over and over, then BFN blood test. Then, AF showed her ugly as$ self. Sad

Right now, today is O day!! I actually got a BFP Smile OPK Sunday am. We BD'd last night after not on Saturday - we had a sticky issue with pre-seed ( I wrote about it in another forum). I just couldn't get into it after that. So, I figured, let's let the swimmers mature a little and shoot in a gazillion Sunday!! DH gets home tonight at 2am, and we will BD again. I am also using the soft cups, Pre-Seed, and taking muscinex. I really don't think I need the muscinex, I have had EWCM for over a week, which made me think I was Oing last week, even though the tests were -. I never got a + from the OPK strips, but Sat I bought CBE so I could see a smiley face - I totally recommend that!!!! No doubt about it!!

I am fixin to be in the 2WW mode... Y'all will have to help me not test too early... I am not addicted to POAS, but pretty darn close.. I always can see "some kind" of line, swearing it HAS to be BFP.. in the light, upside down, with the flash light behind it, tearing the test open, etc.. I am pathetic.. then AF comes..

Technically we have tried for 2 cycles, this is 3. However, I do know what it's like to be trying for years (I admit I wanted another with my ex, before I had my last, even though I knew he didn't want anymore). I knew when I O'd, and BD'd then. Absolutely nothing happened for 6 years. So, ladies, I do understand. It was just that back then I didn't have a reciprocating partner. I was willing, he knew I wanted one more. We didn't use BC, so no one would have been to blame. But, God knew what He was doing - he sent an angel before I had my little girl. I mc'd Nov 05, 11 weeks, Innocent requiring a D&C. That was my second one, the first was Nov 96, Innocent requiring a D & C. The first was more traumatic, as I saw her with no heartbeat, as I was lying in the room with no one there, but the tech... never forgot that.. still makes me tear.

But, I know why it happened now, I can look back and see how my life changed and that even though that wasn't MY plan, it was God's.. it's all okay now..

I wish us all BFP's, Big smile and until we all get them, let's stick together..
Sorry I rambled on and on.....
Shep

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Welcome to your newest buddy..... Velly!

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I have been around the forum for a month or so but it's nice to be in a buddy group where every one seems to be in the same boat.

I am 33 and DH is 42, we have been married for nearly 8 yrs. TTC#1 for 2 yrs. I kick my self now as we waited for everything to be perfect only to find out that I missed my only decent fertile years as I was just diagnosed yesterday with severe endometriosis. It was a 2nd opinion by a great RE specialist but was suspected by my obgyn for sometime so it wasn't a huge surprise, I just didn't think it was so bad. I have been using pre-seed & OPKs & started on softcups last month (those things are a bit scary for me). As of yesterday I'm not sure what my next step will be as my chances of getting PG naturally are very low & the RE suggested IVF ASAP, I wish we had the money & I might consider it Smile I may still try acupuncture & will probably still actively continue trying naturally at least until we can save up for IVF & just hope & pray that we get PG in the mean time.

drosgirl - Good luck! I am always happy to see a fellow TTC get a BFP & I see you are already blessed with one child so I have a felling, at least I hope, you will get a BFP quick Smile

Dawn - wishing you baby dust as well & I hope since all of your tests are normal you will get your BFP sooner than later! I look forward to hearing the updates

Siovahn - I know exactly how you feel, it really is so devastating every time AF comes because there is always that glimmer of hope even with the BFNs and then it's just utter depression. I also know about seeing everyone left & right get PG without even trying, people who are upset that they got PG and wanted to wait just a bit longer, I just want to shake them. This is a great forum, everyone know how it feels & I get support on here that no one in my family or friends could give no matter how wonderful they all are. Guam huh? I hear it's beautiful but I'm sure it's hard & challenging to get timing right since DH is gone so often. It sounds like you have a good plan going though, all of the supplies you need and determination. I'll be sending you baby dust!

Shep - Glad to see you made it to a new group. I think this will be a good one! It sounds like you & DH have a great relationship & that TTCing & pregnancy this time around will be a totally new experience, I'm excited for you, you deserve it. Congrats on the BFP on the OPK! Sound like you have a good plan of attack and all of the essentials. Now it's just the dreaded 2ww, I know how that is, I'm the worst, testing way too early each moth, I bought OPK & PG tests in bulk Ha! So you've been trying for 2 cycles? That's good you are early on, I hope it comes easy for you & you get your BFP this month! FX! Baby dust your way too!

Welcome Velly!

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Diagnosed with stage 4 Endometriosis in September 2010
3 failed IVF cycles with local clinic
1 failed cycle at CCRM But we got accepted into their new study so we are trying one last time! FX!
2nd cycle w/CCRM. 3 perfect blasts out of the bunch, xferred 1, BFP!!!!
DS Born June 24th! We are truly blessed.

Dawn14
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Hello Ladies,

I want to thank everyone for being here, it's nice to be able to talk about this with people that are going through it. My DH is wonderful but he doesn't know what to say or do when I'm feeling really down about this.

I was four days late this cycle and I thought for sure I was pregnant. I was getting sick and my breast were hurting....then I got it. Sad I just felt completely devistated and felt like part of me was dying. But I feel better now, I know it will happen one day when God wants me to be pregnant.

I started to take the Feritaid the other day so maybe that will help. I'm also going to try Acupuncture, not sure if either one will do anything but they are worth a try.

Wishing baby dust to all!
Dawn

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well hello to all my new buddies...............its so nice to have someone to share my journey with. good luck and baby dust to all

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Amber, I have a history of ovarian cysts. When I was 32, the punk of a gyno I had recommended I have a hysterectomy and that I would probably not have anymore children. Then I found another gyno who performed a laparoscopy and removed scar tissue with a laser. I didn't "plan" on anymore children (even though I knew I really wanted 1 more), but at least that gyno didn't make me feel hopeless. Wonder if that might be an option (and it's covered under most insurances). I tried to think of what I had done differently the year I conceived my youngest, and the only thing I can think of was I took green tea capsules. I can't explain the 6 years of nada... but something clicked..

Dawn, I know all about "knowing" I was for sure pg... last month, if I could have bet my life on it, I would have. I have been reading so much on these forums and had no idea how badly our minds trick us - making us have symptoms for abso-freakin-lutely no reason. I was pretty ticked off at myself last month. My bb's never hurt and I am never late. Must be the stress of everything else going on around me...

I want you all to know how much admiration I have for y'all for going to the lengths you have for as long as you have, trying to get pregnant. I admit, I was one who took getting pregnant for granted because it had happened easily with my first 2. But after reading the lengths y'all have gone to, the heartache for so long, I have so much respect for every woman and their DHs.....

Maybe we can set up "watch" to see when we are all going to be testing... Looks like I will be the first to take a crack at it this month (But Amber, Dawn and Velly - where are you in your cycles?) I never liked being the first to do anything.... funny how my ticker says my test date is the same date my divorce years ago became official.. too bad I can't wait until that day to test...and get the BFP!!!!.

So, ladies, here's to companionship, friendship, and BFP's!!!!! ** CHEERS** BABYDUST!!!

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