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#1 ~A2~

Posted 29 October 2012 - 11:03 AM

Hi all

New thread time

Previous thread

Regards

Ali


#2 Iliketoflounce

Posted 29 October 2012 - 11:06 AM

Gold list to come




Welcome to our TTC#1 buddy group!
We are a group of friendly ladies who are trying to conceive our first baby.
We are here to give each other support,
a shoulder to cry on, an ear when we feel like a rant and lots of hugs!

So if you are on the same journey as us,
please feel free to join our group,
just jump in and introduce yourself.

Please PM me as to where you are in your cycle and I will add you to the list.
We look forward to chatting with you!

Newbies  waves.gif
Honeypumpkin

AF rant.gif  
Rainrain

Waiting to O   dev (6).gif  
MagsJee!
Minnieme4me!
Mrspoon
PrincessPeach!

2WW   wacko.gif
bek_p
Jessietroy
Lalliana
Megsy14
Mousie!
Miss-Petal
Madline

Limbo Land   shrug.gif

IVF Land   tthumbs.gif
Allie_D!
Bwok~Bwok Cycle #1 Chem Preg Cycle #2 ?
Charlotte31 Cycle #2

Taking time out   hhugs.gif
JessicaViolet88
Katie & Future Bump
babydreaming


Last     BFP.gif
(6 Most Recent)

TVbaby 16 November
Littlebirdy 14 November
Melmelmel 12 November
YellowTulip 11 November
mumma freedles! 25 October
Whitedahlia 9th October




For those who have just
got their BFP, the follow on thread is TTC#1 Grads Buddy Group. As TTC BG
area guidelines state that once a BFP is received/confirmed you need to stop
posting in this thread.

Edited by Minnieme4me, 26 November 2012 - 08:21 AM.


#3 MiracleBubba

Posted 29 October 2012 - 11:20 AM

Yay!!!! SILVER!!!

#4 Three Of Hearts

Posted 29 October 2012 - 11:21 AM

Bronze!!

#5 ~polly~

Posted 29 October 2012 - 11:35 AM

This is first time I've posted in this thread for ages and I just missed out on bronze sad.gif

But on a happier note I got my first BFP.gif

I've been trying to avoid EB so if you don't recognise me, you can just ignore my post.

I got a very faint BFP on Friday night, then again on Saturday morning and a darker line this morning.  I'm 13dpo and just starting to accept that I'm preggas. But I've been spotting on and off all weekend so I don't want to get my hopes up too much.

Anyway, just wanted to hi to you all and I hope you get your BFPs soon.  Hopefully I'll see some familiar ppl in the July DIG.

Edited by Pippa26, 29 October 2012 - 12:23 PM.


#6 MiracleBubba

Posted 29 October 2012 - 12:19 PM

QUOTE (Pippa26 @ 29/10/2012, 12:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This is first time I've posted in this thread and I just missed out on bronze sad.gif

But on a happier note I got my first BFP.gif

I've been trying to avoid EB so if you don't recognise me, you can just ignore my post.

I got a very faint BFP on Friday night, then again on Saturday morning and a darker line this morning.  I'm 13dpo and just starting to accept that I'm preggas. But I've been spotting on and off all weekend so I don't want to get my hopes up too much.

Anyway, just wanted to hi to you all and I hope you get your BFPs soon.  Hopefully I'll see some familiar ppl in the July DIG.


Congratulations!!!!  Hope it's a sticky for you!!!!! How long were you TTC for??

#7 PrincessPeach

Posted 29 October 2012 - 12:25 PM

Congratulations Pippa26!!!!

Melbourne Cup - well given we don't get the day off here in Qld I'm working, but we do get to have a long lunch that day at work, which will be very nice.

And i've just noticed there are christmas emoticons - oh help, I've just gotten over birthday shopping - I can't even think about christmas yet!


#8 Three Of Hearts

Posted 29 October 2012 - 12:51 PM

QUOTE (Pippa26 @ 29/10/2012, 12:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This is first time I've posted in this thread for ages and I just missed out on bronze sad.gif

But on a happier note I got my first BFP.gif


You got a BFP and you're upset you missed out on Bronze in the thread?!?! wacko.gif

Anyways, CONGRATULATIONS!!   eexcite.gif  eexcite.gif I hope the spotting stops soon for you original.gif

#9 ~polly~

Posted 29 October 2012 - 01:20 PM

QUOTE (Allie_D @ 29/10/2012, 01:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You got a BFP and you're upset you missed out on Bronze in the thread?!?! wacko.gif


Haha it really hasnt sunk in yet (obviously)!!  Good luck with IVF Allie_D, I hope everything goes well for you and DH

Thanks for your replies.  Your reactions are helping it seem more real, I havent really celebrated yet.

Madline I stopped taking the pill in April so 6 months.  But I have long cycles so it took 5 cycles.

#10 TVbaby

Posted 29 October 2012 - 01:26 PM

Hi All,

I'm new to this site and new to forum posting in general. You'll have to forgive me but I don't know all the acronyms yet (what is BFP and CD!?).

Hubby and I have been trying for #1 most of this year. I have PCOS so it has been hard to track my cycles. They have ranged from 35 days to 105 days (!) over the last 12 months.


Feeling pretty good though. Positive most of the time.

Just thought I'd say hi.

#11 ~polly~

Posted 29 October 2012 - 01:44 PM

I know I'm meant to stop posting in here after a BFP but I'm happy to let you know what I did differently if you're interested.

#12 PrincessPeach

Posted 29 October 2012 - 01:50 PM

Always interested!

#13 nimble

Posted 29 October 2012 - 01:51 PM

Welcome TVbaby - there's a pinned post of all the commonly used acronyms if you go to the TTC front page.  It is very helpful, otherwise you'll just find a lot of posts very confusing!  wacko.gif

Pippa26 - absolutely.  Would be great to hear what you did differently

Edited by njik, 29 October 2012 - 01:52 PM.


#14 Iliketoflounce

Posted 29 October 2012 - 01:58 PM

of course Pippa biggrin.gif

#15 ~polly~

Posted 29 October 2012 - 03:49 PM

QUOTE (PrincessPeach @ 29/10/2012, 02:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Always interested!


Well it sounds like you're interested so this is what I did differently this cycle:

- BDed everyday for a week before O
- Used maybe baby sperm friendly gel (sometimes)
- Stopped taking vitex and EPO
- Took red clover isoflavones (120mg) on CD2-6.  Isoflavones are meant to act as nature's clomid and I wanted to bring my O forward cos I have a long cycle.  This didnt happen, I still didnt O till CD27.  Also, the tablets I was taking were menopuase ones, which was weird wacko.gif
- Raised my hips after sex (I thought this was an old wives tale but my pregnant friend told me she did it)
- Stopped checking EB tongue.gif

I have no idea what made a difference.  Take your pick and try!

#16 MiracleBubba

Posted 29 October 2012 - 03:55 PM

Minieme4me - I'm currently on the dreaded 2WW. AF due on 7th along with gyno app :)Will be POAS this wed if CD21 BT results come back positive tomorrow. Can you update the list. Please & Thank You!!

#17 bek_p

Posted 29 October 2012 - 03:58 PM

congratultions Pippa26 wishing you an uneventful pregnacy!!  

We have a few in the tww so I hope we get a few more bfp's

AFM  Still waiting for af to arrive..... had some cramping so maybe she is on the way i go back to fs on weds guessing he will put me on a stronger dose im a bit annoyed where are you af i wanna start a new cycle this one is old and crappy



#18 Mouise

Posted 29 October 2012 - 04:52 PM

Yay! So excited you BFP is nice and strong now Mumma Freedles!! Super exciting!

Congratulations Pippa! Thanks for posting what you did differently, I love reading them!!

Welcome TVbaby! Hope you get your BFP soon!!

AFM: Just at half a box of pizza shapes in three minutes, IPS???? original.gif

#19 Bwok~Bwok

Posted 29 October 2012 - 04:52 PM

Minnieme4me can you please update the list - IVF #1 is ending in a Chemical Pg (early miscarriage) for me - I stop the pessaries now and just wait for my body to do what it needs to.

#20 Mouise

Posted 29 October 2012 - 05:17 PM

So sorry to hear that Bwok-Bwok, how are you doing? Thinking of youxo

#21 Jessie_T

Posted 29 October 2012 - 05:47 PM

So sorry to hear Bwok-Bwok sad.gif

#22 FomoJnr

Posted 29 October 2012 - 07:29 PM

Hi all

Newbie here original.gif

DH and I have literally just started TTC (and giving it a good go blush.gif )

Currently on CD26 but had a nice temp dip this morning and +OPK yesterday and today, so I dare say I'll be 1DPO tomorrow or Wednesday! I've been charting since July when I came off the BCP.

I'm looking forward to get to know some of you during our (hopefully) short stays here

#23 TVbaby

Posted 29 October 2012 - 09:35 PM

Thanks for the warm welcome everybody.

Bwok-Bwok I'm sorry to hear about the miscarriage.

I want my BFP so much I would be absolutely devastated to have it taken away.

I am currently on CD 32. Am charting BBT and CM on my smartphone app (!) as my cycles vary greatly in length.  

Because of the crazy cycles, DH feels the pressure sometimes (no result, if you know what I mean). I don't see it as too much of a problem - it's only about a third of the time. He takes it very badly though :-(

Does anybody else's husband/partner have the same issue? I just want him to know it's ok and I don't think he's 'failing' at all!



#24 MiracleBubba

Posted 30 October 2012 - 06:40 AM

Around O time we try to DTD every day for 3-5 days....by the 5th day... DH (and me) is very worn out & does 'struggle' IYKWIM but never 'failed' IYKWIM.He takes a men's reproduction multi vitamin which seems to give him lots of energy & increases his sex drive. Might be something your DH could look into.

#25 PrincessPeach

Posted 30 October 2012 - 10:42 AM

Bwok-Bwok - I am so sorry. Sending you big hugs & take care of yourself.

TVBaby - Welcome! In answer to your question, the pressure gets to my DH sometimes as well & he feels terrible, for us though, it's been a massive midset change, for the past 8 years we've been rarther careful, so to just ditch that caution is kind of weird.

Sturmy - welcome. I hope your stay here is nice & short!


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