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For those trying to conceive their first child


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#1 ~A2~

Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:36 AM

Hi all

New thread time

Previous thread

Regards

Ali

#2 PrincessPeach

Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:49 AM

Claiming Gold!

#3 ~polly~

Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:55 AM

Silver  biggrin.gif

#4 Jessie_T

Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:14 AM

Bronze original.gif

#5 Bree_31

Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:53 AM

Oh so close!

#6 KatyCakes

Posted 16 January 2013 - 05:23 PM

Hi guys   I am back from my 8th month break Wow 2012 was a roller coaster! We lost 3 beautiful souls in our family but my circle of friends have welcomed 4 beautiful baby girls original.gif have to admit that I felt a small pang of sadness seeing as I thought we would be welcoming our first but alas 2013 it will have to be original.gif
I hope youve all be travelling well, will have to check out the recent bfp li

#7 Iliketoflounce

Posted 16 January 2013 - 09:42 PM


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!

OK I  am doing the list different this time everyones name is coming off an I am only having the people that have told me where they are up to original.gif PM or post if I have forgotten you


Newbies  waves.gif  
imatrying
CanucksChick
Becstar83
Mamabe
Baby0001
R.MACA
Lilymag

AF rant.gif  
MooGuru
Mouise
Mrspoon
Mrs.Bee


Waiting to O   dev (6).gif  
HappyLife
Minnieme4me
Pippa26


2WW   wacko.gif  
ChilliDog
Gemcat
Bree_31
Jordy1

Limbo Land   shrug.gif  


IVF Land   tthumbs.gif  
Allie_D! (TTW)
Bwok~bwok
jessietroy

Taking time out   hhugs.gif  
Katie & Future Bump
babydreaming
Princesspeach
MagsJee!

Missing ladies  blink.gif
Rainrain
njik (ninja)
Megsy14
nijk (ninja)
babystepz

Last     BFP.gif
(6 Most Recent)
Zanbam 16 February
MrsShine 16 February
Rowbi123 17th January
The_Copleys 6th January
TVbaby 16 November
Littlebirdy 14 November


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, 27 February 2013 - 07:22 PM.


#8 PrincessPeach

Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:03 AM

Happy Dance time for me!

DH has just rung to let me know he will now be home Friday night. I just hope he wont be too tired!

Although does anyone else notice how neat their house stays when their DH goes away for work?

#9 Jessie_T

Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:20 AM

Awesome Princess Peach original.gif DH hasnt gone away, but our house was a lot cleaner when we didnt have two dogs. But i owulodnt trade them for the world original.gif

Afm, I got a phone call from the FS office and they had a cancellation, so I am seeing them next week  instead of the week after original.gif



#10 MrsShine

Posted 17 January 2013 - 08:59 PM

Hi ladies,

AF arrived for me today - about 4 days early. Had a good feeling about us BD ing around O time but alas I was wrong...oh well! Came on very heavy and very suddenly which I was not at all expecting, no obvious PMS symptoms either.

Minnie - can you please move me to AF? Not sure exactly where I belong right now.

I am also very sorry to hear about another chemical pg for you....I don't know a lot about this, does someone car to enlighten me?

Jessietroy - thrilled for you that you're getting into FS sooner, all the best! original.gif

Princesspeah - my DH only works away from home a night once or twice a year, but even if he's just out all day I notice a distinct difference! Lol.....oh well, keeps me on my toes!

#11 HappyLife

Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:27 PM

kmg - sounds like 2012 has been rough - hoping 2013 brings new beginnings (in the form of a BFP of course!)    

Princess & Jessie - Happy dancing for you both ddance.gif

Mrs Shine - nasty nasty AF creeping up on you like that!

I don't know a lot about chemical pregnancies either, but from what I've read on eb, it sounds like they are really the name given to early miscarriages. It's often quite early on & without the modern tests that can detect pregnancies before AF is due, you might not even have known you were pregnant (although us TTCers would probably be paying close attention to our bodies & know something's up). But it can also still be classed as a cp even if its after you've had Pregnancy confirmed by doc, so not just before AF is due.  I'm not sure if there is some time limit on when it is called a CP vs Miscarriage, but a loss is a loss, so either way it's pretty heartbreaking sad.gif  I've also read they are a lot more common than we realise (estimated up to 70%!). It is usually the body detecting that something isn't right with the egg, so it decides not to go through with the pregnancy.

Hope that explains it ok. For those of you who have gone through a cp, please correct me if I've got anything wrong. The last thing I want to do is upset anyone, but also thought you may not want to be the ones to explain it either.

Big hugs to Min & any others who have had to experience CPs bbighug.gif

Ok, time for me to (finally) hit the hay. Night all!

#12 babystepz

Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:09 AM

Big hugs to those ladies who have CPs.  I had one first month TTC, very unpleasant and I guess it gave me the hope that i can actually get preggas.

I am weird at the mo, I think i have illusionary EPS'.  I worked with a lady yesterday who reeked of cigarette smoke and nearly gagged, was on the tram and could smell someone else who was full of cigarette smoke too.  Crazy Crazy.  Feel blah but have had a bit of a head cold this week. Back on my bike fingers crossed this weekend.

AF is due next Friday so who knows what's going on with me. I think it's all in my head.

kmg - I feel the same, i also had 3 lost loved ones at the end of last year and am hoping 2013 brings much health and happiness to my circle in life.

PP - good luck happy dancing, fingers, toes and eyes crossed for you!

anyways will be posting more soon, am catching up on the personals.

sticky baby dust!

#13 Iliketoflounce

Posted 18 January 2013 - 02:34 PM

OK I  am doing the list different this time everyones name is coming off an I am only having the people that have told me where they are up to original.gif PM or post if I have forgotten you


Please check you are in the correct place

#14 PrincessPeach

Posted 18 January 2013 - 02:44 PM

Minnie - add me into the 2ww.

O day is today.

#15 Mrs.Bee

Posted 18 January 2013 - 03:32 PM

Hi Ladies waves.gif ,

I am a long time stalker of this thread (and others) and I have finally decided to put myself out there and be part of the TTC #1 group!!!

My husband (31) and I (29) have this year started TTC’ing and this is our first cycle. I went off the OCP last October, begin taking pre pregnancy vitamins but have waited till this year to try. I also started temping in October to try and get a feel for my cycles so that we would be good to go and when I work out how I will put a link up to that.

I am quite an anxious introvert so I am interested to see how much I contribute to the threads and I am sure I will ask some ridiculous questions so apologies in advance for that. I am also looking forward to getting to know all you ladies as I begin on this journey.

Thanks, B

Minnie – I am currently D4PO but as this is my first thread add me as a newbie!!



#16 MooGuru

Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:47 PM

Mrs Bee, speaking as someone who officially went nuts a few days back trust me when I say telling invisible people whats happening makes everything better smile1.gif

Am.currently counting my AF blessings by lying on the lounge with a glass of wine, watching the Bodyguard and contemplating the fact that no one, abdolutely NO ONE asks me for ID anymore... *officially past my prime!*

#17 HappyLife

Posted 19 January 2013 - 08:01 AM

Welcome Mrs Bee!    

Min - good idea. Hopefully it will make it easier to keep up - don't know how you do it sometimes, but you do a great job!

#18 babystepz

Posted 20 January 2013 - 11:39 AM

very teary  sad.gif  what is wrong with me?

feel it today

#19 HappyLife

Posted 20 January 2013 - 11:59 AM

bbighug.gif Babystepz! I'm being a sook today too... But could just be because I'm watching Jillian Michaels!

Hoping its a symptom for you! Especially with the heightened sense of smell & head cold (as immune system lowers when preggers). Fingers crossed for you!!

#20 MrsShine

Posted 20 January 2013 - 09:50 PM

Hi ladies!

Thanks so much for the explanation Happylife original.gif that makes lots more sense now. One more stupid question, unless you have had a confirmed BFP is there anyway of knowing that you'd had one? Does is present as bleeding?

AFM - AF finished already, (Minnieme can you please move me to? Am I waiting to O now?) it was less than 3 days, 2.5 in total and crazy heavy (sorry TMI) and then just stopped very suddenly. Really odd for me, was always 5 days and occasionally 7. I guess that's the other reason I was asking about CP's. AF hadn't actually been due until today so it was 4 days early. I guess my cycles are just all over the place still.

2013 already presenting as a great year so far with wonderful work opportunities coming my way in the last week. DH and I are off to Hawaii next month too which I'm pretty exited about. 8 nights with some friends of ours, fingers crossed for a holiday baby!

Baby dust to all! original.gif

#21 lovepink

Posted 20 January 2013 - 09:58 PM

Hi everyone,

Im so desperate to fall pregnant! I feel obsessed  unsure.gif

I think I ovulated around the 12/13/14 of this month.

I tested today and nothing  sad.gif with one of the early.predictor tests (says it works from 7 days).

Is there a chance i could be pregnant still? Did I test too early? Im just desperate to know. AF is due 26/01.

Thanks all

Xxx

#22 babystepz

Posted 21 January 2013 - 09:44 AM

Hi LovePink - I would wait until AF is due, it may be too early.  be patient lovely. but i know how crazy TTC can be (see below).  


Welcome to the Newbies, hope your stay is short. original.gif

AFM - I have lost the plot, spent all last night with a UTI, didn't get to sleep until 3am. So TIRED.  Feel like I am falling apart, a work mate came over and I was all over the place. First thing she said to me was "are you pregnant?".  Anyway she doesn't know that we have been trying so I said, no, I don't think so.  AF due Friday if I make it through the crazy.  Teary, clumsy and ridiculous at the mo, also dislocated my finger yesterday.  This has to be the worst PMS ever!

#23 nimble

Posted 21 January 2013 - 10:15 AM

Hey Minnie - I think you've gor me down as 2WW and as missing original.gif  I'm 2WW.  Thanks xx

Welcome Mrs Bee and any other newbie I might have missed.  

Mrs Bee - I agree with MooGuru - it's sometimes a lot easier to talk to people in this capacity than IRL.  It's a useful place so ask away with anything you want to know and there's always someone who can help, advise or just be there to listen/sympathise/empathise/go crazy with original.gif

Babystepz... sounding promising?  I too am due this weekend.  Ouch re: your finger.  How did you do that??



#24 babystepz

Posted 21 January 2013 - 12:09 PM

njk - not sure if it's promising or an early indicator of me being taxi'ed away by the men in white coats!. biggrin.gif  ooooh testing buddy! Fingers crossed.  My finger got dislodged whilst putting my dog on his lead, he is 7months and crazy and didn't want to go back on and so ended up popping it out, the crying continued and then i popped her back in, just a lot of bruising.

Just sat down to have a cuppa of chamomile, hope to calm my wee little head down.  It's been quite the rollercoaster this month.

#25 Gemcat

Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:57 PM

Min can you pop me in the dreaded 2ww please rant.gif


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