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2019 baby hope buddy group

Postby BebeCK » Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:50 am

Hi everyone. I've been active in a few groups since January and it has helped me a lot to get support from other fellow ttc ladies. I'm now back at cd1 (sigh) which means any success from now on would bring a baby in 2019. So I've decided to restart the clock. Now hoping for a 2019 baby!
I hope some of you will join for support and share our experience and keep humor through this ttc journey :)
About me: I'm 35, DH 33, ttc #1, been trying for 7 cycles already, I've been charting BBT the whole time. Charts look good. No hormonal issue for me so far (to be confirmed on Monday with day3 blood) and DH SA looks fine so we may just be a case of being outside the normal distribution. I'm starting to accept that. We will keep trying for a few more months before we go to a fertility specialist.
My work is a little stressful and i do wonder if it is interfering so I've been thinking of trying acupuncture. Has anyone tried and wanna share their experience?
Good luck everyone!
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Re: 2019 baby hope buddy group

Postby Dini » Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:06 pm

Hey BebeCK, this was a great idea starting this group. I've just turned 38, OH is 35. We actively started TTC in Oct 2016 but so far I've only had 2 Chemicals at the start of this year, both ended at exactly 5 weeks.
I had Day 3 & 21 tests and all normal - also had loads of other fertility checks and everything is working well and clear, as is other half 8)
I also have a stressful job and wondered if that was to blame at all. I started Acupuncture at the end of last year, so that might have helped to get the BFPs - even though they ended early, I'd never had a BFP before so maybe it helped.
I do have a blood clotting disorder but the haematologist doesn't think it should interfere in early pregnancy, either way, if / when I get another BFP, he is recommending to my GP I be put on Heparin straight away.
I'm currently on CD17 and I think I'm O'ing either today or tomorrow. I'm charting my BBT so waiting for my temp to rise.
Good luck with the Day 3 blood test on Monday and hoping this is your month :)
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Re: 2019 baby hope buddy group

Postby Hopefulmum2bb » Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:28 am

Hey ladies! I'm new here, started trying December month 5 for us. Had a LLETZ a year ago and have a tilted uterus, my husband is 27 and I'm 28. So frustrating isn't it!?! I'm now 9/10 dpo and feel like I have symptoms but have been let down before. One month I had tons of symptoms only for AF to arrive, one month no symptoms and 2 days late only for AF to arrive. I too have a fairly stressy job and am trying to take it easier at home and not let stress get to me too much by trying yoga and meditation apparently that helps I've heard. I'd honestly try anything at this point!
My symptoms are: Feeling warm all the time, thirsty, slight cramps very very slight, eating more, weird pregnancy dreams (that's probs not even a symptom just me wanting it so much)>
One thing I found useful was a book I bought to help me called bump & grind, it's a very honest look at TTC.
Been feeling lonely during my journey as we are not telling family glad to have found this site!
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Re: 2019 baby hope buddy group

Postby BebeCK » Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:16 pm

Thanks for joining Dini!
It has been nice sharing the journey so far. Your acupuncture experience is positive, i might give it a go. I hope your blood disorder does not impact and you do get another bfp very soon and that sticks. Hopefully this month! Let us know when you're in tww officially. I will cheer you on.

Welcome hopefulmum2bb! Sorry to hear about your procedure but I hope all is well now and it will not affect your ttc. Yes i too didn't think ttc would be frustrating. I thought it would be all fun and romance lol. I don't even bother checking my symptoms anymore because it seems each cycle I feel different so of course it's easy to imagine it could be it.
I'll check out the book you recommend. I also recommend the impatient woman's guide to getting pregnant. It's informative and fun.
Hopefully you feel less lonely with this support!
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Re: 2019 baby hope buddy group

Postby Mum2T » Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:21 am

Hi BebeCK, I think we’ve chatted on another post! So sorry to hear AF arrived. FC this cycle is your cycle!!

Hi Dini, that’s awful to hear about your chemical pregnancies. I can’t imagine how disappointing that must have been. I’m also very intrigued about acupuncture too. I desperate to find a way to relax which isn’t easy when you’re this desperate!

Hopefulmum2b i also feel very lonely. I’m desperate for someone to talk to but at the same time I don’t want to tell anyone. I’ve had so many people ask me over the last couple of months and I feel like screaming at them “IM TRYING!” Instead I just smile and say “oh we’ll see”. Dreams are a good sign!!

Well my story is I’m 31, DH is 34. We have been half trying since December but properly trying since last month. I got pregnant so easy on my son who’s now 3 that I was 100% sure it would just happen again. I know I haven’t been trying very long but I’m a worrying by nature and I’m actually making myself so anxious about it all which isn’t going to help. I wish I could find some way to just relax.
I’m heading into my fertile window now and app says I’m due to ovulate on friday so the plan is to DTD every other day during this time.
What’s your game plans girls?
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Re: 2019 baby hope buddy group

Postby Dini » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:31 pm

Hi Hopefulmum2bb and welcome. I also haven't told my family but I have told a couple of friends as its been taking so loooong! This is a great place for getting in touch with some women who are in the same place :) When are you planning on testing?

@Bebeck, did you have your Day 3 blood test today? How long do you have to wait for the results?

Welcome Mum2T! The CPs were extremely disappointing - especially since it took over a year to get the first one. I really enjoy my acupuncture sessions as its a nice time to relax - unfortunately my acupuncturist had an operation recently so she has some time off :(

I'm on CD19 now and it seems I still haven't O'd yet! This is really late for me, I take my BBT so I can see when I O and my temp went down again today.

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Re: 2019 baby hope buddy group

Postby Mostmagical » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:04 pm

Hello ladies,
I have read a lot on this board recently and in the past found the Ttw board very helpful. I have 6 children already and recently I guess dh has decided he would like to add on to the family. So this is our first month ttc. My youngest will be 3 at the end of this month. In the past when we have actively ttc and mo itored ovulation and symptoms we had no luck but the moment we were like whatever it’s in God’s hands we got pregnant. So I am guessing either I will end up with a bfp this month or we will spend another 6 months trying before we chuck it up to god has given us what he wants and then the next month randomly fall pregnant. But I hate the two week wait! It drives me insane and currently I am on cd20 of a 28 cycle. I am not sure when I o’d Because we weren’t monitoring it due to not planning for another baby just yet. anyhow best of wishes to you all hopefully happy New Years babies to come.
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Re: 2019 baby hope buddy group

Postby Mum2T » Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:47 am

BebeCK what’s a day 3 test? Hope the results went well!

Dini I don’t really understand how charting works. Can you give me some insight?
Is it reliable?
I go by CM which is normally very easy to tell due to the way it changes, although I’m due to ovulate this Friday and I’ve not had any EWCM which is a first. I hope there’s nothing funny going on this month :-(

Wow mostmagical congratulations on having 6 kids. That’s amazing, you must be supermum!
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Re: 2019 baby hope buddy group

Postby BebeCK » Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:40 am

Welcome Mum2T! Good to see you here! Your game plan sounds good. I hope this is your month too! When I started ttc I had a feeling it would take me a while but I was still very hopeful every month, even the first month. And now I have to admit I didn't think it would take me this long...
Welcome Mostmagical! Congrats on already 6 children! I could use some tips :) I have heard other women share that it happens when they stop trying but I just don't know if I can do that since I still think about it all the time...
Update on my side is the day 3 blood tests came out good. Mum2T to explain I'm doing hormone checks. Did Thyroid panel, prolactin, AMH (can be done any day), day 21 progesterone and day3 estradiol and FSH. They all came back good. The good news is that I am not pre-menopausal and my ovarian reserves are likely ok (I was worried lol). At this point I am so discouraged (or impatient? :oops: ) that it almost makes me feel worse because I cannot find what is wrong. I know it's not the right way of thinking. But at least I think the good news is I will be a good candidate for IVF. DH and I are debating how soon we should start IVF. The waiting is really hard for me. Any tips for practicing patience are welcome!
Dini, your chart definitely look like no BBT spike yet. I had this happen to me a few cycles ago, usually my BBT rise is around cd 15 but it got delayed to cd 18. I'm sure it will show up in next few days! Keep us updated. I've read delayed o is quite common. Keep up the bd just in case :wink:
My game plan for this cycle is BBT + CM + OPK and BD every other day in fertile window (in the morning if possible since we've mostly done evening all this time, I want to try a different formula).
And I want to start acupuncture, maybe next week (I have some work busy/travel happening before).
FX for everyone!
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Re: 2019 baby hope buddy group

Postby Dini » Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:03 pm

Welcome mostmagical, congratulations on the 6 children and good luck for number 7 :)

Mum2T, Charting is supposed to be fairly reliable in pinpointing ovulation but you only find out when you've O'ed 3 days after ovulation. It's useful because it confirms O and you can see if you're timing BD well. Basically, once you O, progesterone raises your temperature which you can see on the chart - this only happens when you ovulate and you must have at least 3 days sustained temp rise to confirm it.. I don't know exactly how this works but there are loads of apps out there that figure it out for you :D I just enter my temp from 1st thing in the morning as soon as I wake up. You have to use a BBT thermometer though rather than a regular one.

Bebeck, I'm hoping I Od yesterday because there was a temp shift today - let's hope it stays up!
It's good to hear that all your tests have come back normal - I've known couples who tried for a year and then got their BFP - so hang in there a bit longer! I think you mentioned in another thread you would have to pay for IVF - is that correct? Maybe the next step is to have a scan to make sure you don't have any fibroids / cysts etc.... Also maybe a HyCoSy or something similar where they check your tubes are clear?
Your game plan for this cycle sounds good! We went for BDing every day around the time of O because we hadn't tried that in ages (we followed docs advice of every other day). But I think because of delayed O we might have missed the day before O! Doh! If this month doesn't work, I might try sperm meets egg plan next month!
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Re: 2019 baby hope buddy group

Postby Hopefulmum2bb » Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:57 am

Dini wrote:Hi Hopefulmum2bb and welcome. I also haven't told my family but I have told a couple of friends as its been taking so loooong! This is a great place for getting in touch with some women who are in the same place :) When are you planning on testing?

@Bebeck, did you have your Day 3 blood test today? How long do you have to wait for the results?

Welcome Mum2T! The CPs were extremely disappointing - especially since it took over a year to get the first one. I really enjoy my acupuncture sessions as its a nice time to relax - unfortunately my acupuncturist had an operation recently so she has some time off :(

I'm on CD19 now and it seems I still haven't O'd yet! This is really late for me, I take my BBT so I can see when I O and my temp went down again today.

I've added a photo of my chart
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Hey lovely! Tested today BFN. So disheartening AF due tomorrow if she doesn't show her ugly face will be hopefully testing Friday. Glad to have found this community! I've now told a few of my friends as they kept asking when I'd be having a baby and it kept upsetting me. They're more understanding now.
I haven't charted yet so been so interesting to look at yours!
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Re: 2019 baby hope buddy group

Postby Dini » Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:41 pm

Hey Hopefulmum2bb, really sorry to hear you got a BFN today :( Although as many posts say, you're not out until you're out! I'll keep my fingers crossed that AF doesn't show for you!
Also, telling friends relieves some of the pressure, they might not know exactly what you're going through, but it can help for them to back off a bit and be a bit more considerate.
Update from me, I'm on CD21 and my temp dropped again, so I still haven't O'd! I've been temping for almost a year and the latest I'd O'd so far was CD18... so we're carrying on with the BDing for now. I hope it happens soon!
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Re: 2019 baby hope buddy group

Postby Hopefulmum2bb » Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:09 pm

Thanks guys. I am officially out this month. Cried like a biach when AF came.
Really really hoping for BFP's for you guys!!!
Dini fingers crossed for you lovely!
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Re: 2019 baby hope buddy group

Postby BebeCK » Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:26 pm

Hi everyone. Hopefulmum2bb sorry about AF :( I feel your pain. I too was crying when AF showed up last Saturday and on Monday night I was still crying. It took me several dags to get past it this cycle. It's ok to feel sad! Hope will come back after the sadness. I hope next cycle works!
Dini, any update on your O?
AFM not much to report, not yet in fertile window. I'm having a better week at work thank God so trying to regain my positive attitude about the whole ttc thing.
Will likely go to a fertility specialist next month to do more testing.
FX for everyone!
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Re: 2019 baby hope buddy group

Postby BebeCK » Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:32 pm

Mum2t any EWCM yet?
Happy Friday everyone (going to sleep now), weekend almost here!
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