GD is freakin' me out! (vent)

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GD is freakin' me out! (vent)
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Tue, 06-09-2009 - 1:07pm

Okay, I've only posted here once before, and it was a while ago. Let me reintroduce myself: I'm Julia, and I have a darling baby girl whom I conceived while trying my darndest for a boy. Girls run very heavily in both my and DH's families (4 boys and 21 girls between all our siblings' kids). We really want a boy this time.

We've planned on TTC this summer, and I've been charting. I used the Shettles method before, and I'm pretty sure I got the timing right. Maybe it will work this time? I'm getting so nervous because the more I learn about GD, the more overwhelmed I feel. There's so much to do, and no guarantees in the end. Now I just looked at the Chinese calendar, which says I can't conceive a boy until November! I was hoping to TTC in August. I've never been into that stuff, but now I'm worried.

On top of it all, DH told me last week that there's too much pressure on him to perform and he'd rather be kept out of the loop. He still wants to try for a boy, but he doesn't want to know about it. He'd rather not even know we made the attempt until after I get a BFP. That doesn't seem fair to me, but he stresses majorly about baby-making, and apparently that's bad if you want a boy. I'm usually the calm one, but now that he's bailed, I feel like it's all on me.

Thanks for listening, and sorry to whine. This has all been far in the future until I suddenly realized it's pretty much summer now and we'll be TTC soon. Yes, I'm excited for another baby, but it's overwhelming too.

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Wed, 06-10-2009 - 10:46am
First off, Welcome back and I hope you post more often now that ttc is close.
As far as trying for a boy... try to relax. I think it's easier to sway for a boy then a girl. I know, easy for me to say I have two of them without any swaying. But as far as timing, you don't have to pinpoint ovulation three days before it happens, you are encouraged to orgasm, etc.
Let us know any questions you might have and I'm sure someone on here will have an answer for you!!
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Thu, 06-11-2009 - 10:48am

Hey,


I am also ttcing for a boy, and my dh is not wanting to know about our attempts, he just wants to have fun. LOL


So I am trying the timing, but not charting so going by my body signals, (cm) I have also been trying the suplements, have you looked into them? I am convinced that the ph of your cm has all the power in the gender.


Post lots, it is exciting to see another person ttcing a boy and a lot of pressure is relieved on this board because you know we are all going through it.


As for the chinese gender chart, It depends which on you use, One that I found was right for both my girls and then all the others have been about 50 / 50.


Good Luck!


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Sat, 06-13-2009 - 5:07pm

Thanks for your replies. I do enjoy having somewhere to go where people understand what I'm doing (and don't radically disapprove or mock it).

Yes, charting is hard. It's a lot more difficult for me this time around because I'm still BFing Kyra, though just a tiny bit. I didn't look into pH last time, but I've ordered some test strips and we'll see what they tell me.

I'll see you both around! Thanks again!

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