TTC Now/This Year Chat - July!

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TTC Now/This Year Chat - July!
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Sat, 06-30-2012 - 10:03pm

Let's start with a quick check in:

Those TTC - 

Are you temping?

Would you like to share a link to your chart?

Where are you at in your cycle?

When will you test?

When did you start trying?

 

Those Waiting - 

Where are you at on your pre-TTC check list?

When will you start TTC?

Are you taking prenatals?

What is your biggest fear about TTC?


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Re: TTC Now/This Year Chat - July!
Wed, 07-25-2012 - 8:31am
Morgan - DH doesn't like the idea of calling anything NPP or TTC, he thinks it's too much pressure. Technically we are WTT till later this year, but if it happened now it wouldn't be terrible. We had a "hiccup" this month so we knew there was a chance this cycle... but now that's gone. AF is here for sure. But at least it was a 26 day cycle, and not another 21 day one.
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Re: TTC Now/This Year Chat - July!
Wed, 07-25-2012 - 8:54am
Kate, it sounds like you would be excited about a sooner rather than later baby. :smileyhappy:

E -- FF seems to be messing with ya. :smileywink: I charted for years, and I didn't use FF. Just paper and pencil. (To be fair, I had a FF account with baby #1, but I only plugged in a couple of temps.) I think it was Christine who said to focus on the big picture rather than the day-to-day, and I would add to not let a computer program freak you out. You know more than it does about your fertility signs! When I look at the FF chart, I wonder how anyone makes sense of them. :smileyhappy:
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Wed, 07-25-2012 - 10:02am
Erica I ha to lol at you comment about ff!!! I sware Od one day earlier than its giving me. And yet I still obsess.

E- if I remember right I can see where ff might think 6dpo. I will stalk you later when I am not on my phone.

AFM- IPS- heightened smell, bloating, but that's it. And my temp took a dive today after being up yesterday so I am feeling like I am out :/ pretty sure if your preggo temp stays up above the coverline. So in the past three days it has dipped twice. :/

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Wed, 07-25-2012 - 10:37am
My MIL is driving me nuts!! We are trying to find DH a better job more stable with benefits and she keeps emailing him and I links to jobs that are part time and unreliable (restaurants mainly). She is even emailing links to sports bars which are unlikely to hire DH for a bartending position because they cater to men an want big boob woman making the drinks. It drives me nuts that she thinks that part time work is okay for a married father. No wonder he has always set the bar so low for himself in the past.... If his mother doesn't care why should he.

I told him he should thank her for the help but tell her that he is looking for only full time positions and if she sees any of those to email him.

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Wed, 07-25-2012 - 2:47pm
In laws suck. My MIL is always telling my husband it's not fair I make him work. Well excuse me but you raised a son who didn't do ANYTHING for himself until he met me. MY DAD taught him how to do laundry and I taught him how to do the dishes and cook. He loves his kids but he is SO not the SAHD type. Not to mention he makes twice what I could make working since my only job experience is minimum wage retail jobs and he's been working full time since before he was 18 in the same industry. But yeah, let's try to convince a grown man he really doesn't need to work and support his 3 kids that HE chose to have. I tell myself all the time as much as I want my boys to stay my little babies I WILL teach them to the best of my ability to be self sufficient MEN. Not assume they are going to live with me forever and not need to learn any life skills!

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Wed, 07-25-2012 - 3:13pm
Yeah ITA Amy! I plan to teahc all my children how to be self sulf sufficient and self supporting. But I expecially plan to teach my boys how to be MEN who can support a family and hold a woman as a prized possession. I think my DH saw his strong mom doing everything with a 'men dont matter' and a 'i dont need a man' attitude that now he has that very same attitude and often has taken me for granite in a way... and expected that I will always have that attitude his mom had. Not saying that woman are weak but dang a man should be able to take care of his wife and kids. He should want to have a stable and reliable job and provide for his family always,. I am glad that my DH is FINALLY getting it (and it only took him 5 years lmao!!) But at least he is trying. It was a hard raod and it still is sometimes but he is making the effort and that means a lot to me.

Anywho. No more IPS for me over here. Guessing I am probably out this cycle. Which totally leaves me feeling mixed emotions. I was finally starting to feel comfy with the idea that I might be preggo and I was excited to get the show on the road so to speak. But I am also relieved that we have more time to plan and prepare and time to still get that May or June Due Date that I was hoping for. Only time wil tell but I guess I am okay either way. :-)

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Wed, 07-25-2012 - 3:45pm
In my situation it's like she doesn't know Rob at all. He asked ME to stay home. I never wanted to be a SAHM pre-children. I didn't know of any SAHM, it just seemed old fashioned to me. And when I got pregnant with Jensen and me and Rob both lost our jobs he became SO depressed being unable to work. He has always said if we win the lottery he'd like to start his own business. Not retire and never work like some people say. He NEEDS to work and feel like he is being productive. He doesn't get that when staying home with the kids. So if she had his best interests at heart she wouldn't even be saying things like that to him. But I know it's more about painting me out to be the bad guy then her actually wanting him to not work.

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Wed, 07-25-2012 - 7:18pm

Kate - boo AF. :smileysad:

Erica - want to know what's funny? .... It was ME who told Mandy to look at the big picture of charting, lol :smileywink: Guess I could take my own advice. FF drives my DH crazy so I can only obsess over it here on the boards.

Mandy - my chart awaits your stalking, hehe :smileywink: Don't worry about no IPS, or even the dips below coverline - you can still be pregnant!

AFM - feeling a little under the weather today. Just super tired even though I feel like I slept well. Maybe a tiny cold or allergies, tummy is a little off. So I survived my work day and am just being incredibly lazy at home now.
RE: In-laws, I'm pretty lucky and got some good ones. We just wish they were closer and we could see them more often, especially as they age. I hope I have many more years of getting to know them.


 


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Wed, 07-25-2012 - 8:32pm
Hi Everybody,

About a week DPO now I suppose and not much for IPS this go around. The need to pee a lot seems to be increasing, that whole I JUST PEED FOR CRYINSAKES feeling is comin on lol. I definitely felt it more last cycle.

My in-laws are good people and for the most part I enjoy them and love them dearly. There are times though when familiarity breeds contempt, if that makes sense :smileywink:

What do you think: Hot tub use early in the 2WW? I've was in the hot tub for 15 minutes last weekend (and in the last cycle, I forgot about it and was in for probably an hour)....I get mixed reviews from the intertubes so I thought I'd throw it out there as a question for you ladies...would you or wouldnt you? Honestly, I could take it or leave it and I dont use it much since its at the cottage anyway, but it has felt good on cooler days at the cottage.

Its pouring rain tonight....so glad, we need it!

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Wed, 07-25-2012 - 8:54pm
E- I stalked your chart.... it is looking very promising that you O'd!! I woulda thought that it was the 16th...but now I can see that the 13 is possibility too. When I looked the other day I wondered about that 13th..So anyways... either your 6dpo or 3dpo. Maybe tomorrows temp will make it more clear?

E- I know that I can still be preggo. I have had super extreme exaustion yesterday and today. So thats an IPS I guess. I just am starting to feel 'out'. My chart is being wonky. And its too dang hard not to obsess.

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