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#76 PrincessPeach

Posted 28 February 2012 - 03:13 PM

Oh yes, i forgot to let everyone know about that.

Basically i am covered as long as I add the baby & upgrade to a family policy within 2 months of the birth.

It actually seems rather easy - which is making me a bit nervous...

#77 LittleJacksonOne

Posted 28 February 2012 - 09:54 PM

Wow thats great!
I can see why your nervous when its not hard, people who take our money and reluctantly give it back normally make our lives very difficult! hehe
Glad it was all easy for you original.gif

#78 LittleJacksonOne

Posted 01 March 2012 - 10:50 PM

I know I havnt been around long, so I'm really sorry, but my DH suprised me tonight and told me he thinks that waiting three months is silly because we might not even get pregnant straight away and also we are christians and believe God will look after the timing wink.gif

WOW!! There I was with him all cranky about me talking about it and then BAM!

So sorry to come and go so quickly but I guess that means I need to move threads now.

I hope all your journeys are exciting and I'll be hoping to hear more from you guys in other threads!! original.gif


#79 PrincessPeach

Posted 02 March 2012 - 09:04 AM

Yah, how very exciting!

All the best of luck for a speedy journey!

#80 maybereadyagain

Posted 02 March 2012 - 10:31 AM

Princess Peach: I did have a bit of a gander, and it is only $50 to $100 difference to a celebrant and a registry. He hasn't even proposed yet lol But him mentioning marriage has go me spinning already haha. I am glad you guys have an agreement on when to start ttc now too and now you can relax till then original.gif

PrincessMiasMummy: Sending hugs and thoughts your way. And hope you can come to a decision you are happy with hhugs.gif

LittleJacksonOne: I think three things are keeping me honest and going with it. Number one, it has come to crunch time with ttc approaching. I was 87kg (I should be 60kg) when I had DS. Doctors more or less said the weight did not help with losing him. I am doing it for DS and his future little sister or brother. That is the main reason for it. Next the 1million kilo challenge came up at just the right time, like a blessing. With this you are responsible for weighing in and recording progress every week. They provide a meal plan and exercise plan ( I haven't been too good on the exercise side of it, but I am still losing a reasonable amount.). And thirdly, the meals are so good, it's not really a diet. It is basically dropping all junk food and sugar and using fresh, as little processed as possible produce. DP hasn't been keen on a few of the salads and meals, but I have enjoyed pretty much everything on the menu. It is meant to become a lifestyle change, you keep eating the same sort of stuff afterwards and beyond. Once the desired weight is lost you can start reintroducing foods in, but as soon as you start to gain, drop them again. This is the website for it: www.1millionkilochallenge.com.au. Sorry but glad to see you go so soon! Good luck and baby dust to you  bbabyflip.gif

Hi to everyone else....who haven't been in for a while lol waves.gif

AFM:  I decided to get one more pack of pills. So, I 'm on them until near the end of June. DP still has to get his blood test done, which he said he'd organise when we come back from Melbourne. And if he has this dreaded gene, I have to take extra vitamins for at least a month before and aspirin once I am pregnant to prevent the blood clotting. I don't really want to risk an accident. In normal circumstances I would be delighted, but I'd be super devastated if I lost this bub too, because I was careless and didn't take proper precautions.

The 'diet' is still going great guns. 7.9kg to go to goal weight. Really enjoying the food! I just hope I don't put on too much over the next couple of week while on holiday!

Off on the Halls Gap, Melbourne, Great Ocean Road trip on Monday. Really looking forward to it. It will be my first decent holiday in 6 years! I am taking my computer, so I may  ph34r.gif  a little, but probably wont have time to post much original.gif

My little dog is boarding at the vets while we're away. She got  an ulcer on her cornea, so the vet kindly said she can board there and they'll take care of her meds and/or operation if she needs it. That dog is going to break me! lol She had her teeth done 2 weeks ago at $530. Hope she doesn't need this op! The other dog and cat are going in a kennel, and DP's dog is going to DP"S dads.

Well, have a great 2 weeks everyone.

x x

#81 Cyaira

Posted 05 March 2012 - 10:55 AM

Good morning everyone. Been a while since I posted! I have been stalking though.

maybereadyagain: Congrats on the (continued) weight loss and fingers crossed your DP doesn't have the gene. Enjoy the holiday!!

PrincessMiasMummy: How is it going on the decision front with the BA? What a difficult decision. I'm curious - how does it work with breastfeeding and the BA? Is it possible to get the explant, TTC and do the BA afterwards? Would you be satisfied with how they look (without implants) while BF'ing?

AFM: Well, major things have been happening my way. So, still no job - missed out on TWO so far by just a tiny little bit - the other applicant had experience specifically in the area. I have a job interview tomorrow; I applied in NOVEMBER and they got back to me last week. I had totally dismissed the job as one I didn't get. Slack, slack, government!! I have a few other applications in the works but it's too early to hear back. I don't have a doubt I'll get a job (I have quite a good resume etc) it's just waiting for the right job  which I am glad I have the opportunity to do.

To ensure we don't burn through our savings we're moving in with DP's mother instead of keeping on renting. I really have no idea how this will go - it's in campbelltown, 1 hour to 2 hours away from all my friends and family and it's a big change from the north shore/northern beaches where I'm used to living. Not to mention it's his mother (father passed away many years ago). Well, she seems pretty harmless and easygoing so I might try to see it as an opportunity to get to know her better.

On the baby front, I'm a bit ????. I'm going to drop our level of PHI to not cover maternity. Realistically I think I'd be happy with the level of service public provides, particularly if I can go to a midwifery group practice or similar. As to when we will TTC, I don't know. sad.gif I'm now even thinking of staying at DP's mothers place a bit longer so (once I have a job) we can save up a deposit for a place and have baby in a place we own. I also considered TTC and moving towards the end of the pregnancy into a place closer to my support network. But I'm not sure how that works with changing hospitals and catchment areas etc. I think DP would prefer a baby to a mortgage as he's turning 35!!! this year and we have some small fertility concerns (I have heaps of time).

Also, one of my friends gave birth last week. He is soooo adorable!! There is nothing quite like baby cuddles.

#82 xfitpolemum

Posted 06 March 2012 - 08:59 AM

Hi everyone

Just a quick update here...

Thanks for the keeping me in your thoughts.  

I managed to get an appointment for an MRI which I'm getting done tomorrow morning so I'll have the results by the end of the week.  

I am very seriously considering getting them removed & that's it.  No replacements.  Once poisoned, twice shy is my reasoning.  I have no idea what the long term health effects are of these dodgy implants so I'm not risking my health (and further surgeries every 10yrs or so) again.    You wouldn't believe some of the colours I've seen of PIP implants, its starting to look like a rainbow.  :S

I have a wonderful husband & daughter that need me, along with another bub hopefully.  I think TTC would have to wait at least 6 months after explanting due to the body (breasts) repairing (fluffing) itself.  

I have seen some photos on FB of support groups that I have joined and I am confident that my body will bounce back.  My skin is still pretty elastic so that will hopefully work in my favour too.  

Our bodies really are amazing in what they can do!

That's it from me for now.

Edited by PrincessMiasMummy, 06 March 2012 - 10:23 AM.

#83 Little Ladybug

Posted 08 March 2012 - 06:32 PM

Wow, I missed and email about a new post and there are so many new posts lol. Well, I finally got all the stuff sorted out with ultrasounds and mamograms I had to have and I got to have my IUD taken out today. We are still trying to decide 100% if we are going to start trying in April or not though. We both want another one though, I think it just that we have gotten so used to having the 3 kids and now they are all growing up and 2 are in school it will be rather strange to have a baby around again. Everytime I see a baby I can't wait to have one though. =)

#84 xfitpolemum

Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:41 AM

There is light at the end of the tunnel, ladies!

I'm booked in for Friday 30 March to have my PIP's removed!!!!!  I'm relieved that the bulk of this crap will be out of body in under 17 days but also a bit scared about how they will look afterwards.

#85 PrincessPeach

Posted 15 March 2012 - 10:03 AM

Good Luck PrincessMiasMummy! I hope all goes well for your surgery.

#86 She So Toot

Posted 17 March 2012 - 08:19 PM

Been ages since I have posted! Not TTC until Sep, I know it's a while away but thats the date we agreed on. So excited!
We both have a seasons pass for the snow this year so Gunna make the most of that before a little one comes along  original.gif
Anyone else not planning on TTC until around then?
So hard to wait! just concentrating on working heaps and saving as much as we can until the time comes...

#87 bluetea

Posted 20 March 2012 - 04:34 PM

Hi everyone. Sorry its been awhile. Life gets in the way sometimes.

PrincessMiasMummy - good luck with the surgery. Good to hear you have secured a date and its not to far away.

Cyaira - I hope your job interview went well & good luck with the move to your MIL. I imagine it would be quite confronting but it will help you guys save some serious $$.

Maybereadyagain - congrats on the weight loss and have a great holiday.

LittleJacksonOne - Goodbye and Good luck xx

AFM - I'm still unsure about when to start TTC No2. Although I am slowly coming around to the idea of  June/ July. DH is still ready and waiting whenever I give the word but the thought of being pregnant again scares the bejebus out of me.  ninja.gif  My SIL just had a baby girl last week (13th March) and whilst she is beautiful, just the smell of the hospital sanitiser sent me into a spin.
Apart from all the thinking about TTC, its my birthday on Thursday so I am looking forward to that.

#88 MrsPoon

Posted 21 March 2012 - 12:19 AM

QUOTE (PurplePlum @ 17/03/2012, 08:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Been ages since I have posted! Not TTC until Sep, I know it's a while away but thats the date we agreed on. So excited!
We both have a seasons pass for the snow this year so Gunna make the most of that before a little one comes along original.gif
Anyone else not planning on TTC until around then?
So hard to wait! just concentrating on working heaps and saving as much as we can until the time comes...

Hello everyone!

I just joined EB...

We are planning TTC in September too! Very exciting indeed original.gif
I know how you feel PurplePlum, can't wait until September biggrin.gif

In the meantime, I hope to hear everyones' experiences and learn from all of you as we embark on this exciting journey original.gif

Edited by MrsPoon, 21 March 2012 - 07:39 PM.

#89 Mrs Owl

Posted 25 March 2012 - 03:37 PM

Hi everyone original.gif
I'm new to EB and am not TTCing until later in the year. So hard to wait tho!!
Looking forward to getting to know you.

#90 MrsPoon

Posted 26 March 2012 - 03:46 PM

Hello Mrs Owl and welcome original.gif

I'm wondering what you ladies are doing now in preparation for TTC??

I have so far...
1. Done a pre-pregnancy health check, will get our results end of May.
2. Will buy and start taking Elevit + Iodine in July (2 months before TTC)
3. Quit smoking since start of 2012.
4. Am trying to cut down my alcohol intake (so hard...)
5. Quit drinking coffee (day 1 today... @_@)
6. Documenting CM every cycle to track fertile/ ovulation dates

Any other suggestions?


Edited by MrsPoon, 27 March 2012 - 12:54 PM.

#91 Mrs Owl

Posted 26 March 2012 - 06:02 PM

Hi Mrs Poon!

In preperation for TTC I have:

1. Given up alcohol
2. Gone of the pill a year ago
3. Decreased caffeine intake
4. Started charting (more for me to know whats happening tho)
5. Pre TTC check up

Hope that helps original.gif

#92 PrincessPeach

Posted 27 March 2012 - 11:05 AM

Wow, you ladies are really organised, we are planning on starting in May/June so my preparations include:

1 - DH & I have really started to focus on our fitness levels

2 - I've been upping my water intake to at least 1 to 1.5 litres of water a day.

3 - about to start taking i-folic & get DH taking Zinc supplements

4 - will stop the BCP in 8 weeks, when i finish the box.

The excitement is starting to build for both of us now

#93 MrsPoon

Posted 27 March 2012 - 06:10 PM

Zine for the DH!? I had no idea... thanks for that PrincessPeach. I shall look into it.

Oh, and another one to add to my TTC to do list:
- Improve fitness levels and core strengthening exercises! happy.gif

#94 PrincessPeach

Posted 28 March 2012 - 12:11 PM

According to my googling (and a bit of info from a brilliant in-store pharmacist!) Zinc is crtical for sperm production & men's reproductive health.

It's also great for general immunity anyway - so two bird with one stone.

#95 She So Toot

Posted 30 March 2012 - 05:59 PM

Geez you guys have done more than me! Im just trying to keep up my fitness and eat well at this stage. And Am taking 5mg Folate daily - Have been taking this for a year since I started on my meds for my epilepsy. Folate is high dose as Epileptic Meds create higher risk of Spina bifida etc. I will have to be monitored a lot through my pregnancy.
3 month Pre conception check up will be in June for my DP and myself.
Question for you ladies - Are your partners/hubbys getting a sperm analysis? I think we will just for peace of mind and I don't want to waste any time if there is something wrong.
I know a few people who don't bother or think they shouldn't until they have been trying for a while with no luck.

#96 maybereadyagain

Posted 31 March 2012 - 12:39 PM

Hi guys, I haven't popped in for a while either.

Welcome MrsPoon & Mrs Owl
Good to see you're all excited and preparing for ttc. We're planning to start at the end of June.

For me I have:

1: Started Elevit 2 months ago (I don't think you can start too early!)

2: Worked on diet and fitness (a little slack on the fitness, but still losing weight!) Have lost 5kg so far, 7kg to go to goal weight, 13kg to go to the weight I should be. DP has been along with me on it for the most part too.

3: DP has had his blood test for the genetic variation I have. We should be able to get the results this week.

I don't normally drink a lot of alcohol anyway, and last time with my angel DS I was forced off the caffeine anyway (It would just go straight through me, whether it be coke, iced coffee or hot coffee!), not sure if it will happen with all pregnancies lol

Our holiday was awesome. We had a great trip to Halls Gap, Melbourne and back along the GOR. Looking forward to planning our next one! Probably just be a short local holiday next time as fingers crossed we'll be PG! DP has mentioned he wants to go to NZ, but I am thinking we could do that the year after while the bub can travel for free lol

3 Months to go for ttc *sigh* Still seems a long way off!

Back to work for me!
Have a great day  biggrin.gif

#97 MrsPoon

Posted 03 April 2012 - 05:44 PM

PurplePlum - We have scheduled in a sperm analysis mid May. I better get the DH onto the Zinc before then! haha
I think it would be useful to know before we begin TTC. I too don't want to waste precious time and effort!

Maybereadyagain - good luck with your genetic testing results! And am glad you had a great holiday! We have a few holidays booked in the next couple of months too. It's nice to have some 'us' time before the little ones come along! haha  June will come by in no time! I am excited for you!

Have a good (and short) week everyone! Happy Easter!

#98 riwybo

Posted 03 April 2012 - 06:06 PM

Hi there original.gif Can I join? (again, I'm sure I was here last year, but plans changed lol) DH & I are... Well mainly me, are planning on TTC#3 in August once my implanon is out. DH wants it to happen naturally, without actively trying, but I will be keeping a close eye on everything lol

I'm way ahead of myself & excited about having another bub I have already started buying new baby things & telling friends & family to hold things for me & discussing names with DH, we have a couple on the list already lol DH & I have 2 boys now, aged 6 & 3, so a nice age gap between them all.

#99 Cyaira

Posted 05 April 2012 - 11:07 AM

Hi all,

So it looks like we'll be putting off TTC and I'm not sure till when, to my sadness and heartbreak. Some tough decisions about financial priorities and living arrangements have to be made and I still haven't really decided. I really want our own home but I also really want a family!

In prep for TTC I did:
  • Pre-conception checkup/blood test which included rubella as well as cholesterol, liver function, vitamin D etc
  • Started making healthier eating choices. Limiting takeaway to once a month, trying to eat mostly home cooked meals with fresh ingredients and limiting caffeine a little (I looovee vanilla coke zero)
  • I don't really drink alcohol but DP does, so trying to reduce that
  • Increased my exercise and now do yoga/strength training and walking/running consistently
  • Started taking elevit and DP taking menevit
  • Went off the BCP to let my hormones settle down. It was messing with my moods anyhow.
  • Lost a little weight with the aim of a healthy BMI
  • Spent some time with the children of friends and family and asked Q's about taking care of bub and their experiences, etc
Oh and we already know what middle names we'd use if it was a boy or girl.

I'm a bit of a planner it seems!

#100 bec_1108

Posted 14 April 2012 - 07:41 PM

Hi everyone. Haven't popped in here for a few months. DH and I were originally going to start TTC in January, but then things went nuts at work and I started thinking about resigning so put baby plans on hold. Anyway, it's funny how things can change in a short time. Work has improved, horrible management left, and I got a promotion! So babies are back on the agenda and DH and I officially started TTC this month! It's very exciting, but I have waves of anxiety at the same time! Anyway just wanted to pop in and say hi, and I might see some of you in the TTC #1 group. Best of luck to you all!

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