New here! Intro

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Registered: 01-05-2010
New here! Intro
Tue, 01-05-2010 - 9:43am

Hi everyone! I've been browsing your boards for a while, and thought I'd introduce myself.

I am 40 (will actually be 41) in a few days, and my husband is 42. We've been married fourteen years, and for most of that time, we were not really sure if we felt ready to have a child or not. We knew that if we had kids, we just wanted to have one, so mentally I believe that we pushed it off, feeling like we had "all the time in the world." I would say that within the past year for me, and the past six months for my husband, we've really decided that we do want to have a baby together.

I now hope that it's not too late!

We are both very healthy overall, so we know we have that in our favor. I did have a uterine polyp removed about a month ago, but my doctor assures me that if anything, this should actually help with fertility. We tried this past month for the first time, but I think we missed ovulation by a couple of days. Sure enough, I took a pregnancy test this morning and it was negative. Now I'm just looking forward to my period starting so that we can try again this month!

I look forward to reading more of your stories, and hearing of your successes!


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Registered: 01-23-2010
Sat, 01-23-2010 - 7:44am

Welcome to the Board -

I am new here too. We have used ovulation sticks in the past and they really helped. We got our daughter the first time we tried with them when I was 36. We are crossing our fingers again...this is our first month TTC.

I hope you get good news in month 2!


baby development
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Registered: 01-05-2010
Thu, 01-07-2010 - 8:48pm

Thanks for the warm welcome everyone!

I started my period yesterday and am so excited to be starting this cycle anew. I have done charting in the past, but to be honest, I am really very attuned to when I ovulate (stretchy CM, mittelschmerz pains, etc.). The reason we missed it last time was because DH wasn't feeling well on the actual day of ovulation, so no BD'ing that night. I had hoped BD'ing two days before would have done the trick, but alas not.

Been eating much healthier and taking prenatals too, so I'm hoping that will boost my chances!

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Registered: 05-28-2008
Thu, 01-07-2010 - 10:48am

welcome capricorn!!! i am lynda! i think you are still young in terms of fertility. sounds like your dr. is a good one. some can be very negative about 40+ trying to conceive. i wish you much luck!!!



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Registered: 05-31-2004
Wed, 01-06-2010 - 2:29am
Welcome, and I hope your TTC journey is a short one! It is definitely not too late, and you have a lot going for you. :-)


Loving Mom to three


Loving Mom to three rambunctious 

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Registered: 10-20-2009
Tue, 01-05-2010 - 3:55pm

Congratulations and welcome.

Susan L.

Robert Edward Xavier Lin - Born July 31, 2010 at 5:56AM, 6 pounds 4 ounces and 19 inches long. He spent 2 weeks in the NICU but he's doing great now!
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Registered: 08-12-2008
Tue, 01-05-2010 - 11:39am
Welcome! It is definitely not too late, and it's great that you waited until you both felt ready. Being healthy is a big plus. :)

Believe, me, we can all relate to the "waiting for AF to show so we can start over again"-so this is the perfect place to wait!

Glad you joined us!

P.S. Happy Early Birthday!!