Ttc 2022

A group for those who are TTC in 22.


I adjusted the title a bit, I hope you don’t mind :slightly_smiling_face:

I’ll join this thread, as we’re planning to start TTC for baby nr 5 in 2022.


Haha, I would have tweaked the title too @Rosebeth!

I’m really hoping I don’t have to join this thread but, if I do, then I’ll be happy to have such good company! Really exciting that you’ll be TTC #5 next year, [name_f]Rosi[/name_f]. I hope you’ll find a girls name you love as much as [name_m]Astrophel[/name_m] (if you find yourself in need of a girls name).

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Then I hope you won’t have to join either, although I’d love your company :wink:
Having to find a girls name is causing me so much anxiety, which is why I’ve been working on a shortlist (for girls) for months now. We’ve managed to find 4-5 favorites, so I’m feeling a little reassured already :sweat_smile:


I didn’t even notice what had been tweaked lol but no probs!
Aww @Rosebeth. Sounds great how are the twins doing?
@minxtruck hopefully :crossed_fingers:
My two greatest girl name loves are still between Tabitha and Verity and if we were to have a third boy, my partner is pretty set on Finnian. I do happen to love Finnian too but I’ll remain open minded because I do love other boy names and I just can’t make my mind up, as this will most definitely be our last.

I’d love to hear from others and the names they like?


I love [name_f]Tabitha[/name_f] and [name_m]Finnian[/name_m]!
We’re set on [name_m]Astrophel[/name_m] if we have another boy (let’s say I’m 100% sure and my husband is 90% sure). For a girl we now have Alparós, [name_f]Agathe[/name_f], [name_f]Flordelis[/name_f], [name_f]Astoria[/name_f] and [name_f]Elisheva[/name_f].

The twins are doing good. [name_m]Leonid[/name_m] gave us a bit of a scare when we found out he’s hearing impaired, but we’e gotten used to the idea and we feel confident that he can have a happy life. Other than that they’re doing fine, they’re already each other’s best friend, even though they’re completely different.

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I am sorry to hear about Leonids hearing. Sounds like very sweet boys you have and that the twin bond sounds strong with them both. [name_f]My[/name_f] neice and nephew are twins and their friendship is so sweet, they are very loyal to one another.

All your name choices are so interesting!!
[name_m]Astrophel[/name_m] is striking.
[name_f]My[/name_f] favourites from your girls is
[name_f]Astoria[/name_f] and [name_f]Elisheva[/name_f]. :dizzy:

I feel almost set on a first name for either gender but it’s the middle name I don’t feel too certain with.

I do think it’s 98% [name_m]Finnian[/name_m] if we do have a boy. I’d probably go for a classic short middle. I’d love to go for a Greek name to match my boys middle names but there isn’t anything I like as yet.

Same with a girl’s middle name.

[name_f]Do[/name_f] you have any middle names you like?

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I’m going to go ahead and join you guys here for now, even though I’m not 100% sure if hubby will be on board for trying for #2 in '22 or not. :sweat_smile:

[name_f]Callie[/name_f] will be 9 months old in [name_u]January[/name_u] and I’d lover for her to have a sibling close in age!

Anybody else’s other half indecisive about having another child? It’s mostly the financial aspect that worries him – not the day to day stuff, but things like the cost of college. I was able to go on scholarship but we’ll be paying down his student loans for a long time.

So it’s definitely a conversation that we’re still having!

For names I am loving [name_f]Thomasina[/name_f] “Tommy” for a girl. For a boy I like [name_m]Dashiell[/name_m] or [name_m]Torben[/name_m]! He didn’t want to talk names until we knew the gender, so I’m just making lists. I love our daughter’s name but choosing a sibling name to go with [name_f]Caledonia[/name_f] is hard!


I don’t know if I’m joining this group but most likely as we are starting to try come [name_u]December[/name_u]. We didn’t have too much trouble with my daughter (2nd month of ‘we will see what happens’) so I’m hoping it’ll be the same for us this time round.

I find girl names so much easier than boys! We settled on our daughter’s name pretty quickly.

It’s boys I’m worrying about. All the names I like either and in ‘en’ sound or ‘ee’ sound which clashes.

[name_f]My[/name_f] husband is insisting on [name_m]Colin[/name_m] as a middle name in honour of his grandfather which I feel clashes with all the ‘en’ names I like. Our last name ends in the ‘ee’ sound so that clashes with all those names I like. Finding boy names very frustrating. But I also have a much shorter list than girls.

Today, my top b&g names are [name_u]Rylan[/name_u] and [name_f]Arianell[/name_f].


A Greek name, maybe a shorter one, would be great with Finnian! I’ll try and look for some ideas later, when I have more time.

For a girl I’m leaning towards Nyx as a middle name, because it’s so spunky and powerful. But I’d also love to use Viktoria as an honor name. I think it will depend on the first name we pick, since Astoria Viktoria isn’t an option :joy: Last week we put Agathe Nyx on our list and I’m very pleased with that as a combo.

For a boy I think Astrophel Hyacinth is my favorite. But Astrophel Meridian and Astrophel Obsidian are looking good too. I want our child’s middle name to be just as meaningful as my other children’s middle names, and as their first names.

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You honestly could not go wrong with either of these options, they’re stunning!

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[name_u]Nyx[/name_u] is so memorable, love it.
Great names all round. :slightly_smiling_face:


I find girl names a lot easier too. :joy:

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[name_f]Caledonia[/name_f] is so interesting. [name_f]My[/name_f] partner has Scottish ancestry. Our surname is [name_u]Mackenzie[/name_u] and the family clan motto is ‘I shine, not burn’. The Latin is Luceo None Uro. I love how [name_f]Caledonia[/name_f] is another name for [name_u]Scotland[/name_u].
[name_f]Thomasina[/name_f] is adorable. I am glad to see that name getting some love.

I will occasionally lurk to see if advice is needed regarding OPKs and/or donor-conception. Wishing baby dust for everyone! :star2: :star2:


This might be a weird question coming from someone who already has 4 children, but what do you guys do to prepare for TTC? I’m thinking of things like changes in your diet etc.
[name_f]My[/name_f] first pregnancy was a complete surprise, and with the other two we had a “we’ll stop the birth control and see what happens” approach. I’m a bit more nervous about this one, because I’m closer to 35 now (33 in less than two weeks) and I know that doesn’t necessarily mean anything, but still.

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@hyacinthbucket would be an excellent person to ask for this.

I am 33, 34 in [name_u]March[/name_u].
What I have been doing.

  • [name_u]Omega[/name_u] 3 supplement and vitamin D unless you like your oily fish like salmon. These are great supplements for preparing the uterus lining and making the condition of your uterus healthy.

Folic acid- obviously a given, to ensure cell health of developing baby.

Standard Prenatal vitamin- getting yourself on a good prenatal vitamin is wise. Anything you are low in can therefore be topped up, so to speak.

Other important ones ( in my opinion)
[name_m]Iron[/name_m] and Magnesium.
I have always struggled with low iron levels in general, so getting yourself on some iron will make you less tired in your pregnancy ( if it’s something you are low in) as babies tend to drain this from you. It’s really important for their brains and nervous system.
Magesium is also very important in men and their semen health. There is research to suggest that low magnesium levels in men have contributed to low sperm count.

Ultimately, a prenatal vitamin should cover all the above but if you feel like you would benefit having more of a dosage of a vitamin than say others, I tend to take it in its singularity.
For instance, I take omega 3 because I don’t feel like my diet contains a lot of omega 3 food groups. I also take a high strength folic acid supplement and I take iron every other day, as my iron stores are never high, they always tinker just below normal.

Moderate exercise and adequate hydration.

With my boys, I have to say, other than taking a prenatal vitamin I wasn’t nearly as anywhere near ‘OCD’ ( ok I actually have OCD lol) on the whole vitamin taking and they were both concieved first month of TTC. I was 25 and 28 at the time of their conception. Partner is 5 years younger than me.

Month 6 of TTC for me right now. Perhaps have to take into consideration my age, stress levels at this point- which I feel like them are the reasons it is taking longer.

Did have a bit of a scare with my partner finding a lump on his testical a few months back, which they were concerned may have been a verecele. Transpires it wasn’t, just a swelling which will go down on its own in time and doesn’t impact upon fertility. Phew.

[name_f]Hope[/name_f] this helps.

It helps, thank you. I did take folic acid each time (except with the first one, of course, since I had no intention of getting pregnant). We eat healthy in general, although we’re far from perfect of course, and when trying to get pregnant I reduce my caffeine intake.

I’m glad the thing with your partner turned out to be nothing serious!

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Oh yes that is also a good point. Less caffeine certainly makes sense.

I think my diet is ok too but I just don’t eat fish as much as I should. Although, I love salmon it’s just not something I buy.
I always make sure we have veggies every day. [name_f]My[/name_f] boys love their vegetables, especially my youngest. I wouldn’t be surprised if he became a vegetarian when he was older as he just loves the taste of vegetables, as opposed to meat. The other day he asked me for some broccoli for a snack :joy::joy::joy::joy: which made me laugh.

I find i am very very conscious of what I eat in the first trimester. So in the first 12 weeks I won’t even look or go near junk food, I tend to avoid stress like the plague too.
In the second and third trimester I relax my eating habits a little. The second trimester is my favourite. [name_u]Love[/name_u] the growing bump and generally feel good.

We’re vegetarians, so we don’t eat meat or fish. I also use soy milk instead of cow milk, but we’re not vegan. We eat yoghurt, eggs, cheese etc. I know I have to be careful I get all necessary nutrients, but I’ve never had any problems so far.

It’s great that your boys love their vegetables. Hjörtur does too, he just doesn’t like sweets or chocolate. He prefers tomatoes, carrots and olives. [name_m]Barnabas[/name_m] loves chocolate chip cookies though :sweat_smile: But he also eats his veggies. The twins are generally good eaters, although with [name_m]Endymion[/name_m] it’s difficult sometimes. Some days he doesn’t want anything but baked tomatoes and mashed potatoes.