New, new, Newbie's TTC #1 - December - Peppermint Patties

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Mon, 12-05-2011 - 1:06am

Wow you guys are bringing in the news! I love it :) I hope all newbies feel welcome, and just remember, you can jump over to other boards for advice or to just check out everyone else :) Keep up the good work!

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Hopefully we'll get more to join our buddy group this month, the more the merrier! I really hope that everything goes well for Amanda and I really want to know if all their hard work paid off and if they are having a girl!
I had a freak out day yesterday and was just upset about all the waiting until O. I think I'm just anxious to get my testing done and see if there's a problem or not. I called my friend and started crying when I was talking about the testing. Then she tried to tell me that she knew how I felt because she was frustrated when TTC...she got PG in 2 months. I just don't think she really understands trying month after month is not the same as what she went through. I'm just jealous since she has a baby at home and is celebrating his 1st Christmas and we had always thought both of us would have babies this Christmas. It just didn't happen like I thought it would. I ended up calling my other friend who is TTC with PCOS and she really understands what I'm going through and how hard it really is...so we decided we're both getting PG this month and we'll crash each other's baby showers. I'm trying to keep in mind that maybe this is a good thing for me as well that it's taking a little time. DH is unemployed which happens for him since he is a union plumber. The union finds him another position with a different company. He's not been working because he has to take a test for his license and is taking it on Wednesday. Prayers would not be turned down...he really needs to get this test over and done with so he can get back to work. He's taken it multiple times and failed by a few questions. He bought a few new books to study with, so I'm really hoping it has made a difference.
State regulators arrived at my work today and I'm hoping they leave fast. Plus I messed up my wrist and it really hurts to be trying to help some of the larger patients move around in bed and my wrist is killing me. I'm going to ice it tonight and hope for the best.
I think I'm just so tired of waiting...most women wait so long after O to see if they're PG. I wait days and weeks to O and then have 1 week waiting-1 1/2 weeks waiting before AF. I just think it's feeling like forever this month. We'll probably be O'ing the same week, I think I'm supposed to O around the 13th of December...I just won't have as long to wait to know if AF is coming.

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So I think I'm starting to really lose it. I just feel so crazy and tired of this waiting game. I was at Target and impulsively bought the B6 even though I told myself that I'd wait and see what the test results show. I'm just so focused on TTC and nothing else right now. I want to distract myself so badly but even the Holidays isn't keeping my mind off of TTC. All I see is babies everywhere and I'm finally starting to lose it! Not sure what I'm going to do but maybe I'll feel better next week when I get my testing done and can know what I'm up against!

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(((Dina))) I'm sorry TTC is so stressful right now. I think you will feel much more relaxed when you have your test results behind you and a clear plan in place. The waiting process is very draining, and it's hard not to think about it constantly. Did you start taking the B6 yet? I don't think it can hurt (not that I'm a doctor!). I actually bought some yesterday too! And I'm only in the very beginning of my second cycle TTC! It was buy one get one free at the grocery store so I couldn't resist. I've read about many other health benefits of B6 aside from the TTC perks so I'm willing to add it to my routine. So don't feel bad at all about your impulsive purchase, I totally understand. :) Now if only I could get my DH to take his multivitamin and some extra zinc every day ...

I am just having a stressful week period! I have a long to do list of crap to get done and it just gets added to every day. A lot of it is holidays related, but a big chunk is leftover wedding stuff to (like vendor reviews I promised I'd do and picking photos for our album). Ugh. I wish I had more hours in the day and more energy. Our office is also hosting the annual Christmas Breakfast for all the female employees in the city - that's happening Thursday morning. It's been nothing but added stress/pressure. I can't wait for it to be over! And of course they're calling for snow that morning! Oh joy. :)

I'm also still dealing with dental stuff. I got the list of how much everything will cost (makes me want to cry) and we are scheduling my appointments based on what we can afford. I have my first appointment on the 13th, but don't know whenI I'll be able to do the next one. It's just cavities (embarassing) but I really want to get them done so I have the best oral health going into a pregnancy. Why do they have to cost so much??! Tough times financially for us, everything is so so tight. I wish I had a better paying job. But you know already how the job situation goes. I did a great interview for a great job and didn't get it. *sigh* Frustrated with life right now! I'm worried that our first married christmas will be depressing because we can't afford special gifts, blah.

I'm sorry your friends don't understand your TTC journey. I hope I am being understanding for you, I know I'm still very early in my own journey and haven't experienced all that you have. I really feel like I get it though. Even after just one month I have seen what an emotional roller coaster it is and how easy it is to think about it non-stop. I hope your DH's new books pay off and he passes his test asap! I hope your wrist heals soon too and the state regulators go away (after writing a shining review of course).

FF says I will O on the 18th, we'll see! I don't know when/how we're going to BD with me being so exhausted after work every evening and DH working until 10 or 11 .....

Have to go finish getting ready for work now, man I picked a bad week/month to cut down on coffee! ;) lol


 


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Can I just whine for a minute? This has been the craziest, busiest, stupist week at work ever! I want it to be over! On top of general craziness, the ladies in our office are hosting a huge Christmas breakfast thingie Thursday morning. I cannot WAIT for it to be over.

We have to be there (at a hotel) at 6:15 tomorrow morning. Yuck! And it's supposed to snow tonight! Some of the women in our office will be no shows I'm sure. I'm probably the most irritated that this will interfere with my temping time! I usually do 540 or 545 am, but I'll already have to be up and dressed by then! Grrrrrr! :)

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E I'm sorry that you're stressed out. At least the Breakfast thing will be over after Tomorrow. I wouldn't worry about missing a temp, just take it when you get up and make sure you mark the time on FF and it will be fine. It's probably not going to be a crucial temp since you aren't O'ing at this point in your cycle.
DH failed his test again. He's going to try to take it again before Christmas. I got really emotional on the way home from his test, I just wanted the stress of all of this to go away. It's really hard with him not working and pretty much needing to pass the test to get back to work. It's just a big financial stress. I'm sure you'll be glad when all the dental bills are paid and done with. It's just more frustrations to deal with when it's already stressful enough.
I started the B6 right away after I bought it. DH was kind of irritated that I said I wasn't going to buy it and caved anyway. It was so cheap but he just thought it was unnecessary. I think I'm going to start my OPK's tonight, I just have a feeling that I'm going to O earlier for some reason. Don't know why I feel like this, maybe it will be a shorter cycle this month. Or I could be way off and just wanting to POAS. Hope your day improves, E.

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I'm so sorry to hear that your DH failed the test again. That's tough. :( Are there any limits to how many times he can retake it? That's very stressful I'm sure. Is there any work he can do outside of the jobs that require this test?


 


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Yay! :) Welcome to our little group Carlene! :)

I'm E, 29, in Virginia. I'm in the beginning of my 2nd cycle TTC and 2nd cycle off birth control too. I should be in bed right now, getting up super early tomorow to host a Christmas breakfast/party before working a full day in the office! I'm gonna be sleepy tomorrow :)

What kind of vitamins do you take? I'm taking prenatals and B6. Good luck with the OPKs, I haven't tried them yet myself.


 


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