October Roll Call

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Registered: 04-21-2010
October Roll Call
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Sun, 09-30-2012 - 7:49pm

Can you believe October is here already? Roll call is a place to share and chat.

Name (real or username)

CD( cycle day) how long have you been trying?

How are you trying? Natural, IVF, etc.

Anything else you would like to share.

Hoping to see all of our members drop in and say hello and if you are only reading for now, we would love to hear from you and have you join us to share this journey.

Vickie

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Registered: 04-21-2010
Fri, 10-05-2012 - 11:40am

I'm back finally! Had an internet crash that windstream couldn't seem to fix and when they  did (after 3 days), my internet only lasted for 2 hours. They finally decided to run new lines for phone service and that solved the issue we hope (FX).

Vickie, 43, hubby 46

CD 18

Trying natural but temping and charting. Did OPK"S for a week but never saw a + so gave those up.

I am in limbo with this cycle and last. I guess we are back to the NTNP mode. I have to make another dr. appointment to get the results of my bloodwork and I have been lax in doing so because I really dread hearing his news for me. I am finding a little more peace with the reality that it may not happen for us.

Sending Prayers and lots of love to all my gals here. And of course, TONS of Sticky Baby Dust!

Vickie

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Sat, 10-06-2012 - 9:08am

Hi Ava, NTNP= not trying, not preventing. I think that will be the best choice for me instead of driving myself crazy with OPK's. I just can't handle the stress of another long unsure cycle and obsessing with it doesn't help anything. So, we will just relax and have sex when we want and hope for the best.

One day to go for you. I hope she is a no-show and you get 2 dark lines on a test. Keeping my FX for you!

Vickie

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Registered: 02-28-2012
Wed, 10-10-2012 - 10:02am

Hi, I'm Krista.  I've been missing for a couple months because I  found I was getting obsessive about TTC and the boards:smileytongue:  I was spending too many late nights reading...anyways...I'm back for one month.  I'm 40, DH is 43.   We have 4 wonderful (highly energetic!) boys and thought our family was complete, until....a huge surprise right after Christmas when I found out I was pregnant.  So many mixed emotions at that moment, mostly shock as I realized my oldest son would be starting college when the new baby started kindergarten!  I quickly became excited as I thought of all the things I would get to relive with this baby (I LOVED my boys infant and toddler stages!).  I could not wait to sit on the couch and play with fingers and toes again!  We told the boys at 10 weeks, after seeing the baby twice on the u/s, and getting the go ahead from Dr.  They were beyond ecstatic!  At our nuchal scan and resulting CVS, we were given devastating news that our little boy had Trisomy 18.  He stayed with us another 2 weeks and passed away at 14 weeks.  In all, I saw him on 6 sonograms and I couldn't believe he was gone....We were all crushed and I felt like my heart had been ripped out of me.  His due date was this past Friday, October 5th.

DH and I had decided we would TTC until August  --putting my due date just before my 41st birthday.  Our genetic counselor gave us odds of having another baby with Trisomy and they jumped substantially after a delivery beyond my 41st birthday.  So...we decided to TTC until then.  I thought we'd get pregnant right away, and definitely before our "deadline" because it was so easy to get pregnant with our other children.  I was wrong...6 months of BFNs and an encroaching due date for Will.  I am literally surrounded by friends and neighbors who had due dates within days of me (my next door neighbor delivered her baby on my due date) and it is a constant reminder of what we are missing.  This past month has been so hard emotionally with all the babies being born...we decided to TTC "one more month" and it helped me get through his due date.  So this is it for us.  October HAS to be the month.  It would mean the baby would be 14 weeks just before Christmas and I could breathe a sigh of relief and share the extra special present with our family.  Perfect timing:smileywink:  If it doesn't happen this month, we are taking it as a sign that we need to move on with our lives and stop putting everything on hold.  I think I'm okay with that now.  

I am on CD22 (natural, temping and charting) and this has been my most fertile month since the D&C in April.  I had 3 days of EWCM (which has been very sparse since the D&C) and perfect timing .  I'm feeling positive about whatever happens, and holding out hope that we get a little brother or sister for Will this month.  What a wonderful present that would be!!

I'm SOOO sorry for the long post!  Can you tell that I don't really have anyone around me that understands where I am at?!?  They all think I'm too old and too busy with the boys for another baby.  But Will's pregnancy and loss reawakened a deep desire for another baby. Every day, I look at his cute u/s profile with the little round cheeks, the cute button nose and the tiny little lips, and count the toes on his feet...and think of what we lost.  He just can't be the last.....

May October be a super fertile month for all of us!!!

Lilypie Angel and Memorial tickers

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Wed, 10-10-2012 - 12:40pm

Chris 42

Hubby 42

NTNP ..... I am charting and temping and thats about it. I am still  taking Dim, baby asprin, and prenatals and using pre-seed.

 I am over being consumed by this and have decided to just see what happens.

I am so busy with my job, and hubby retiring after 24 years in the military, and my daughter's senior year, TCC has taken a huge backseat to life. I will check in as I can.

Good Luck to those who are still here and glad to see you back, Vickie.....

Chris