Jump to content

Why am I so freaking glass half full?
when ttc


  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 Fillyjonk

Posted 23 February 2013 - 12:27 AM

In general life I am not one of those super optimistic sunshine and lollypops type people. I'm just not. I am not super bitter and cynical either but I like to think I have a sensible outlook.

Except when it comes to TTC. Then I am painfully hopeful each month, only to crash each month.

The stupid thing is I know I am average, at best, when it comes to getting pregnant. Not to mention my 50% hit rate when it comes to holding onto the babies. But month after month I am convinced that "this is it!" Even if I am crippled with premenstrual symptoms. Even if I have stared bleeding! Even if we didn't have sex around my fertile days. There is always this stupid hope that they are EPS and implantation bleeding or that it was one of those mythical super magical sperm that hangs around for five days waiting for Mrs Egg.

I have been pregnant four times now and I know what it feels like. I know how my body reacts. I should know when I am not pregnant no matter how many times I google EPS and read how similar they can be to preperiod symptoms and get all hopeful.

Sometimes my brain is just too stupid.




#2 Preg_in_RSA

Posted 23 February 2013 - 04:55 AM

Me too. I keep thinking this is it even 2,3 or 4 days into AF. My trouble is that with both my pregnancies I had 3-4 days of light AF and only after it stopped early did I think that maybe this is it and went to do a test.
I'm now up to month 30 of TTC with only 1 pregnancy which ended in a miscarriage.  The stats are terrible for me.
Good luck.

Edited by Preg_in_RSA, 23 February 2013 - 04:57 AM.


#3 questionable1

Posted 24 February 2013 - 04:53 PM

I know EXACTLY what you mean.

I'm only new to ttc (we started around 4 weeks back) and already reading into things, hoping that something may be a sign. I really don't know how people can cope when it happens every single month.

I have PCOS so don't know when I ovulate or will have AF greet me. That doesn't really help because I can't really rely on AF showing up to confirm Im not pregnant. Then I go read about people who still get bleeding and could possibly be pregnant, or people who are pregnant but tests still come back negative. WHy can't things just be simple and straight forward!!


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Five things you need to know about flu and pregnancy

As the 2017 flu season begins in earnest, here?s what you need to know to protect yourself and baby.

How dare anyone accuse a mum of 'milking' a miscarriage

A heartless comment from a stranger shocked the already devastated radio host Em Rusciano.

How breast milk can help relieve your baby's teething pain

Try one mum's simple parenting hack to ease your baby's discomfort.

Top 10 common health myths busted

To help combat the misinformation and spread good health, here are the most common health myths compared to fact.

How to make flying with a toddler more bearable

After almost three years of living in Canada, it was time to pack our bags, bundle up our three children (including our two and a half year old Toddler) and pray to the heavens above, before flying to Aussie Land to see our family and friends.

Breastfeeding may help with caesarean pain, says new study

Breastfeeding after a caesarean section may help manage persistent pain, finds new research on the post-birth experience of new mothers.

Recall notice: fourth cot recalled in less than one month

A recall notice has been issued for yet another cot sold in Australia -the White New Zealand Pine 3-in-1 Baby Sleigh Cot Bed with Drawers.

A baby girl, a baffling disease - and the only way to help her is to hurt her

Every morning, Kevin Federici pulls on a head lamp, sterilises a sewing needle and prepares to prick his baby girl all over her tiny body.

If you make your own baby food you'll love this Instagram account

Tired of making carrot purée? Take a look at this mum's homemade baby food creations.

The unique baby names literally no one is choosing

After a unique baby name for your little one? Here are the monikers no one chose in 2016.

'It's such a boost': mum receives 'thanks for breastfeeding in public' card

It was the boost one mum needed at just the right time.

Sharing makes young children happy - just don't force them

There are many emotional benefits to sharing, but only if it's voluntary.

5 ways to a healthy pregnancy

An easy pregnancy that results in a healthy baby: that's the dream.

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

From our network

Five things you need to know about flu and pregnancy

As the 2017 flu season begins in earnest, here?s what you need to know to protect yourself and baby.

Mum tips to keep your pre-baby budget in check

Money might be funny in a rich man's world (or so ABBA told us), but for the rest of us it's a major consideration – particularly before having a baby.

5 easy ways to make your maternity leave last longer

Maternity leave is a special time for you, your partner and your new little bundle. The last thing you want is for financial worries to stand in the way of that joy.

10 ways to keep your 'buying for baby' costs down

Becoming a parent is full of surprises – not least of all finding out that, for such small beings, babies cause a lot of chaos and expense.

5 ways to prepare to go from two incomes to one

Here are some ideas for getting that budget in shape, ready for being a one income family.

 

Baby Names

Need some ideas?

See what names are trending this year.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.