Ttc 2021 😍

Haha me too!! Thanks @Kibby :sparkling_heart: It was our first cycle, so can’t be too disappointed, but it still sucks seeing AF show up.

How’s your SOs schedule looking? [name_u]Will[/name_u] you have another chance to try before [name_u]November[/name_u]?

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He will be home from this [name_m]Saturday[/name_m] through next Thursday!!! Literally right over that fertile window!! I’m feeling super confident and happy but trying to not get too excited either haha

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Ahhh that’s amazing news, good luck for the next few days!! :sparkles::sparkles:

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[name_m]Ah[/name_m] dang it @minxtruck - sending you love for next cycle!

@Kibby sounds promising! Get busy! :slight_smile:

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Digital test this morning was positive! [name_m]Feel[/name_m] like I can be a liiiiittle excited now :star_struck:

[name_u]Will[/name_u] hop over to the Due Apr-Jun 22 thread I guess, hope to see more of you over there real soon :heart:

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Ahh congrats!! :heart:

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Congratulations. [name_u]Happy[/name_u], healthy pregnancy :yellow_heart:

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Congratulations!!

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So currently on CD15 of my first cycle back and although I told myself I wouldn’t use OPK’s I couldn’t resist today, as I knew I must be nearing my fertile window… but it was super super faint.

So of course now I’m feeling deflated. Especially as you hear so many stories of women being most fertile the cycle after their miscarriage.

Here’s hoping I’m just ovulating late this month and [name_u]September[/name_u] isn’t out for me.

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Don’t lose hope! It is my understanding that there seems to be two types of women with regards to these.

  1. Women who get a steady rise over a few days and then peak.
  2. Women who have faint lines and then suddenly wham bam, peak.
    I am the latter, you could be too! It also makes it harder to catch the peak with an OPK. ( Annoyingly)

Also, I do feel like OPKs can cause a lot of anxiety. They did me. I have actually just thrown mine out and not used them. I figured when I had the boys I wasn’t doing any of this stuff and they were concieved first month. I just read my bodily signs instead and worked out my fertile days from my cycle length. Based from my cycle length I feel like my peak day is CD 17.

Not advocating for you to do this, as some women feel very happy doing OPKs. I just feel like OPKs can already be another stressor added to a TTC journey.

Fingers crossed you’ve not peaked yet and you’ll see it real soon :crossed_fingers:

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Back in the tww wait again, approx 2dpo (estimating from OPKs). It’s funny how your emotions can change across the course of ttc. Been trying since January so in cycle 9 and some cycles I’ve felt optimistic, some pretty pessimistic, and this cycle I feel nervous!

Even though we’ve been trying for a little while and had a CP the other month, now all of a sudden I’m like, wow, what if we get pregnant this cycle?? Maybe I’ve kind of felt like it’s not going to happen so I haven’t been thinking about it too much, and now I’m completely back on the baby train, building my hope fortress so to speak. Not sure if that’s a good thing but trying to stay positive this month haha. Or maybe having the chemical has made me realised how much anxiety I had when I was briefly pregnant.
Work has been so busy lately and I’ve had a few days off so maybe I just have more time to actually think about it.

What’s everyone else doing to keep busy during ttc or while waiting to try?

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Sorry I am only just reading and replying to this now- we have all been wiped out by a vomiting bug and I’m very glad to be on the other side of it.

I think I’m definitely the same as you. When I’ve used them previously it felt like I would go from faint to dark within a day and then back down again. A very quick peak! It definitely adds to the anxiety and pressure of wanting to conceive and seeing the faint lines just leaves me deflated.

I think I unfortunately have missed my window with sickness this week, although maybe it delayed it who knows. But I think I’m gonna do the same and leave them be next month. Take the pressure off!

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Perhaps the nervous energy is a good sign that this month is your month! I really hope so.

It’s so hard to distract yourself during the 2ww, I honestly have no tips here other than to keep positive.

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I’m back, it wasn’t a sticky bean :broken_heart: I guess we’ll try again when I figure out where I am in my cycle now.

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@Jesabel I feel like I go through a lot of emotions - different ones each month, too! Sometimes I’m like “I don’t care if this works or not” other times I feel like crying every day because I feel I’ll NEVER get pregnant, other times I just KNOW I’m pregnant (spoiler alert: wrong!). I also feel like where I’m at in my cycle affects my mood. I wish I could take my mind off of it, but staying busy and positive is all I’ve got!

@georgiegeorgie oh no I hope you all are feeling better! I agree, my OPK’s are low until peak day when they shoot up. I may be in your boat, too - supposed to ovulate on [name_m]Friday[/name_m] and DH is having some health stuff going on that is preventing us from BDing, so I may not even get a chance to try this month. Which is a bummer because I was really hoping this would be the month. Oh well…there’s always next month!

Oh gosh @sabrielschild I hate that you’re back. I mean we’re glad to have you but I’m sorry. How are you feeling? Hugs to you, sweet friend.

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Thank you @meyera4. I’m okay. Disappointed and frustrated, but it’s just one of those things. I think I was spoiled with my first pregnancy, it happened quickly and I had no complications. It’s just so hard to stay pregnant this time around for some reason, I don’t get it. I’m very aware of the age gap between my daughter and a future sibling getting bigger and bigger (she just turned 3). I didn’t really want a gap bigger than 4 years.

@sabrielschild I’m sure you’re feelng a lot of things right now…it’s so hard. I hope you are taking care of yourself and giving yourself grace. I totally understand the age gap fear. I ended up having a 4.5 year age gap between my middle and youngest when I only wanted a 2 year gap. So that was frustrating, but it is working out really well now :slight_smile:

After my miscarriage, when I got pregnant again, my doctor prescribed Progesterone for me right away until I think 12 weeks to help prevent miscarriage and promote a healthy first trimester. Maybe that’s an option? Thinking of you!!

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Oh no I’m sorry about the vomiting bug. [name_f]Hope[/name_f] you recover quickly. Yes it can’t hurt to have a break from them. :slightly_smiling_face:

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Both my boys are in school now and I thought I’d have a real empty nest kind of feeling and some hours of the day I do and I think about my youngest and miss him
But most of the time I am busy with my editing business that I do part time and I also like to decorate. So there is always a piece of furniture that I could upcycle. [name_u]Or[/name_u] tidy up my garden ready for the winter. So I definitely know how to keep myself busy.

I am currently in my 2ww now. I am 10 DPO but I will just be waiting for my period to arrive I think. I am one of these who gets really bad PMT so I think I’ll know whether I am pregnant or not.

That first trimester is a precious one and I understand the need for wanting to keep busy.

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I’m so sorry ! :pleading_face::pleading_face: We are all here for you if you need a soundboard.

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