Hi everyone!

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Registered: 04-11-2011
Hi everyone!
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Mon, 04-11-2011 - 1:57pm

Hello,

I'm new here and fairly new to TTC. My name is Rachel and I am 28. DH and I have been married 2 years today! We have been TTC since November. Its been frustrating because I just never knew how hard it could be. I just thought that when you wanted to have a baby, you had unproctected sex and... BOOM... a baby is made.... at least this is pretty much how it was explained to me back in Sex Ed. I actually tried to plan the month I would conceive... yeah, that didn't work out so well ;-)

I've used ovulation kits, and fertility monitors... I am going to start charting my BBT (I think that is the acronym for Basal Body Temprature) on my next cycle.

I feel like I am surounded by people with babies and I am the only one without. I am hoping to find some people to relate to here... sometimes I feel like my friends can get pregnant from just drinking milk :-)

Thanks in advance for all of your support!

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Registered: 04-23-2009
In reply to: fiery137
Mon, 04-11-2011 - 4:11pm

Hi and Welcome!

You have defiantly found the right place! Everyone here is so supportive and informative. I've learned so much from all these wonderful ladies :) I hope you get your BFP soon but in the mean time we will enjoy getting to know you!

-Lucy

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Registered: 03-01-2011
In reply to: fiery137
Mon, 04-11-2011 - 4:48pm
Happy Anniversary Rachel! Welcome aboard! Fingers crossed your stay is short & sweet & ends in a beautiful bfp! Looking forward to getting to know you :)

Angela
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Registered: 02-24-2011
In reply to: fiery137
Mon, 04-11-2011 - 5:18pm

Hi Rachel. I can TOTALLY relate. I haven't been TTC as long yet but I also thought it was much easier. I mean with all these accidental pregancies, I thought getting prego was almost an automatic if you did it at the right time of the month. I feel like I wasted a lot of energy stressing over birth control all these years!

This board is great. I've been here for about a month and everyone is super suppportive and right there with you. Makes you feel less crazy. And for me, I haven't told my family or friends that I am TTC so it's been nice to have people to talk to. Hopefully you'll get your BFP (positive preg test) soon. We're here for ya!

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Registered: 08-22-2008
In reply to: fiery137
Tue, 04-12-2011 - 12:31am

Welcome Rachel! You are in good company! So much info here and encouragment...this board got me knocked up now its your turn. GL, and ask away!Hope you get a BFP soon!

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Registered: 04-11-2011
In reply to: fiery137
Tue, 04-12-2011 - 10:02am

Thanks everyone for the warm welcome!

@maddenfm - I am glad I read your post before I went into the office because I definitely laugh out loud. I concur about all the wasted time with birth control :smileyvery-happy:

So I know that BFP is a good thing and means you have a positive pregnancy test, but what do the letters stand for? The best I can come out with is... Birth Forecast is Positive.

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Registered: 08-22-2008
In reply to: fiery137
Tue, 04-12-2011 - 10:04am

LOL! Big Fat Positive! its takes a while to catch all the lingo =)

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Registered: 03-01-2011
In reply to: fiery137
Tue, 04-12-2011 - 12:23pm
Lol I like the sound of "birth forecast positive" ;)

There's a list of all the acronyms somewhere on the site. After a while it just becomes second nature. Last week I actually referred to dh as "dear husband" when I was chatting with my gf lol!

Angela
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Registered: 11-13-2008
In reply to: fiery137
Tue, 04-12-2011 - 1:48pm
Hi Rachel, welcome to the board! You've found a great place to find support through all of this. Good luck charting your BBT, if you have any questions don't hesitate to ask. We also have a board for it: http://forums.ivillage.com/t5/Fertility-Charting/ct-p/iv-pstempchart?ice=iv:mb:msg:mm.