super. stinkin'. new... to ALL of this!

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super. stinkin'. new... to ALL of this!
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Sun, 02-13-2011 - 6:52pm

i can't believe i'm really here!!

Diane

Expecting #1 (a boy!) on January 16, 2013

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Sun, 02-13-2011 - 7:39pm

First off, WELCOME! I'm so very excited that you've stopped in to share on your journey to motherhood. I know what it's like to have people with multiple babies around me (I am a military wife afterall), and while I'm stillin my late 20's, I feel "behind." The ladies here get it, and are extremely supportive. I hope you find everyone welcoming, and please take advantage of everyone's varied experiences and ask any questions you may have. There is A LOT of information out there so it can be overwhelming, so take it one day at a time. I'm Kim, 27, and we've been ttc since January 2009 (you can see some of our ttc history in my siggy.)

How were your cycles pre-BCP? For most women, it can take up to 6 months for your cycle to return to how they were before you started taking the pill. If you're ready to really dive into ttc, I recommend charting your BBT so you know how long your cycles are and when you O. You can also use OPKs (ovulation predictor kits) to find out when O is coming so you can time BD accordingly. Check out www.fertilityfriend.com for a great charting course and free software to keep track of your cycles. (If you click on my cycle ticker below it will take you to my "homepage" with all of my charts.) I have learned/confirmed so much through charting and I highly recommend it. It might be a bit much right away, but it's super easy and has become second nature to me.

If you're into reading, I recomend Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni Weschler. It is extremely informative, has photos (some graphic) and is really like the ttc bible.

Check out the Newbie Guide to TTCYFC thread on here to acquaint yourself with the board and some of our lingo. Feel free to ask anything, and remember that nothing here is TMI. We are all at different stages of our journeys to motherhood but all share in your desire to have a child. I hope you enjoy your time here and that your stay is short and sweet!

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Sun, 02-13-2011 - 8:16pm
Welcome! I am 31, and this is my first cycle TTC - after YEARS of saying I never wanted kids. Who knew?! And yes, like you, all of my friends (mostly) have several kiddos. I wish you the best of luck! I am new to these boards as well, and I'm already hooked.
31, Florida. Happily married for 7 years, and TTC # 1.
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Sun, 02-13-2011 - 9:16pm

i was totally the same way.

Diane

Expecting #1 (a boy!) on January 16, 2013

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Sun, 02-13-2011 - 9:17pm
wow, thanks for all the info! i'm starting from square one, so i appreciate all i can get. i just bought what to expect before you're expecting today, so i'm on my way to learning about all things baby. still so strange to say that! eek!
thanks for your response and the helpful information. good luck to you!

Diane

Expecting #1 (a boy!) on January 16, 2013

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Mon, 02-14-2011 - 6:09am
Welcome to the board! I'm Bridget (27) and I am on my 2nd cycle TTC my 1st child. Everyone here is really nice and supportive. I second Kim's recommendation of charting your BBT. I started doing that before I started TTC and it really helps you get to know your body better.
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Mon, 02-14-2011 - 8:39am
Just want to say welcome to the board! I am 32 and when we started trying I was completely freaked out but for the most part that passes quickly, Kim gave you some great advice so I second her recommendations! GL!!
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Mon, 02-14-2011 - 5:31pm
Welcome and best of luck to you and your hubby!
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Mon, 02-21-2011 - 3:52pm
I am right there with you...also 33 and finally off BC! It is going to be a thrilling, chilling, exciting trip. I look forward to taking it alongside you!
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Wed, 02-23-2011 - 8:03am

Welcome! It sounds like you have received some great advice already. No surprise, this is a great board for that. I'm glad you found us. Feel free to ask questions and post away! I put my TTC journey below.

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Me(31), DH(30)...Our TTC journey:
~1993: Dx of bicornuate uterus (BU) on u/s
September 20, 2003: begin wedded bliss! (on BCP)
Fall 2007: HSG results consistent with BU
Fall 2008: here we go, bye-bye BCP
November 2008: DH in hospital, ?ChemPg/horrid AF
Winter 2008: back on BCP
Spring/Summer 2009: last chemo, radiation for DH
January 2010: start prenatals, waiting
March 2010: green light to TTC, see ya BCP
April 2010: BFP (4/1), beta ~900 (4/2)
May 2010: m/c (5/30) @12w5d
June 2010: regrouping, septum (SU) vs. BU
September 2010: SU, resected (9/20)! multiple uterine polyps found; Dx mild hyperthyroidism; waiting
December 2010: polyps removed (12/17), more waiting
January 2011: (1/28) green light for TTC!!!

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Tue, 03-29-2011 - 6:00pm

I'm 31 and will be going off the pill this month. I have a lot of friends and family with little ones (and some with "not so little ones"), but wasn't ever certain that I wanted kids. DH wasn't sure either, a few years ago we discussed it and decided on someday, but didn't make any real effort. Now, DH is ready, and I better be on board or else. I'm definitely a ball of nerves about this ... I'm excited about the prospect, but I just keep wondering how everyone makes this work, anyway.

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