TTC Chat - September

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TTC Chat - September
Thu, 08-30-2012 - 11:02pm

TTC Check In -

When did you start trying?

Are you temping?

Would you like to share a link to your chart?

Where are you at in your cycle?

When will you test?

========= ROLL CALL ==================

Alison – TTC #1 since January 2010

Alyssa – TTC #2 since August 2012

Christine – TTC #2 since July 2012

Heather – TTC #2 since April 2012

Jan – TTC #3 since August 2012

Kate – NTNP #3 since August 2012

Mandy – TTC #2 since July 2012

Suzie – TTC #2 since June 2012


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Fri, 09-28-2012 - 8:51pm

Christine, Sorry about the BFN

Melissa - Congrats on the name change and the BD. GOOD LUCK!

Heather - Sorry with that day and the BFN. :smileysad: I hope the weekend is better for you. 

Amy, good luck with the move. I fell you! Hopefully this is my last for a while though. Have a good time with your mom. 

Alyssa - Boo for being sick and a BFN

Hi to everyone else! 

AFM, been supper busy with the new house and all the work and extra group activites going on. We are working on moving into (mostly) our new house this weekend. I think we are going to start a cycle early TTC. AF should be here late next week so I think we will just let it go with the flow for Oct and then jump back on major in Nov. 



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Sat, 09-29-2012 - 5:09pm
I've been kind of quiet on this thread because I don't really know where we stand. DH and I have talked a few times about the size of our family, and he is very chill about the whole thing. He did very clearly say that if our family is going to grow soon it will be naturally, not through adoption. He said he hates the bureaucracy of it all. I know what he means. We have friends who are going through a very hard time with their adoption. The baby has been "theirs" since birth (11 months), but the biological father is trying to get him back. It's very sad. My DH also has a co-worker who has been in the adoption process for four years, and our pastor's family has been at it for two years. Cory just doesn't want to go through that at this stage in our lives, but he might be open to it later.

On a very practical level, we don't have the type of health insurance required for adoption through foster care. I don't know the requirements for other kinds of adoption, but in the Florida programs that I have investigated, we qualify in every way except health insurance.

So...there's the good old fashioned way! I really thought the whole migraine/yuckiness last month was going to lead to O'ing, but I don't think anything has really changed. I woke up with a lot of almost-EW CM a few days ago. It didn't happen again all day or in the days before or after. I don't really think it was O, but I guess I'll find out in about two weeks! :smileyhappy: I have such mixed feelings about the return of my fertility. It means my baby is growing up! I love not having AF since it's been very painful in the past. I'm quite happy not having to deal with that. :smileywink: Yet, I would love to have another baby...

So we are just living and loving and waiting. I'm trying to not focus on what our family will be and just be happy with what it is. But as you ladies probably know better than anyone, that's easier said than done!!!!

Thanks for listening.
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Sat, 09-29-2012 - 8:37pm
Erica: I know what you mean about being chill... that's how my DH is as well. And on the adoption front, if you adopt through foster care the foster child doesn't "come with" state health care? That's how it works here. DH was all about foster to adopt before, but now he's concerned about falling in love with a child only to see them leave. It's so hard sometimes.

Oh Alison.... where are you? I hope all is well.

Melissa: Congrats on the name change.

AFM: Teddy "separated" my nose this morning, so I suppose if there is an upside to our bedroom issues it's that I could say for certain that I wasn't PG when they did the x-rays.
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Sun, 09-30-2012 - 8:14am
Oh, Kate...ouch!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Sun, 09-30-2012 - 9:38am
Erica - Sounds like you're at peace with your TTC plan!

Kate - Ouch!! Feel better mama!

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Sun, 09-30-2012 - 6:37pm
Melissa, when I had a cycle, I usually had one day of almost-EW, one day of a lot of EW, and one day of a little followed by creamy. So 3+ days that would be pretty fertile.

Everyone is different!

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Sun, 09-30-2012 - 7:31pm
Internet is back on!

Thanks for the wishes for my sister. She only wants one kid so hopefully no issues will arise.

As for BFP announcements I feel you all. I have lost track of all the announcements these past 6 months. Several of wish fell around my EDDs with the losses. It sucks. I don't get upset for everyone, but those who get pregnant on accident when I am trying still hit me hard. It helps having my friends who tried for years and always seemed so ok with it email me and let me know that they felt that way too during their extending TTC process and it's completely normal.

The move is going good. Liking the new place and while I love having my mom here I am so ready for some space!! She just comes in and takes over and I love her but this is my place and I want things where I want them and I want things thrown away that I don't want! She also keeps taking over with the kids and trying to get me out of the house and while I know she is doing that to "give me a break" I am not her. I don't long for a break from my kids. I have been away from them more these past few days then I have since they came home from the NICU and I hate it. I miss them and I don't like feeling disconnected from them. I finally had to insist she be the one to make the 30th run to the store last night and I stay home and I told her to go take a nap today while I took the kids. She's also been grilling me almost constantly about if I am pregnant or not. No matter how many times I tell her I just had my period she keeps acting like I am lying to her lol. Good thing the kids absolutely love her because she sure can drive me nuts!

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Sun, 09-30-2012 - 9:55pm

I'm up to my eyeballs in lesson plans right now (as a result of going out of town this weekend, but had a great time so it was worth it!!) and just wanted to pop in to let you all know that the October thread is up!

Let's keep the BFPs coming ladies!!