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April 14th, 2013, 12:38 PM
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I saw this post on another DDC and I thought it was a great topic!

What is your June babies story? How did they come about? Were you trying for many months, a year, an oops? All of our children have these stories and I thought it would be fun to share them!

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April 14th, 2013, 12:47 PM
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My husband and I got married in October of last year... earlier last year we decided that after we got married, I would get my mirena taken out and we would go for number two. Well... August 4th of last year I went to the ER in tremendous pain, which turned out to be an eptopic pregnancy. Took care of that and then had to get the Mirena out. We decided to just forgo any type of birth control, besides condoms, until we were actually going to try. I was told I shouldn't get pregnant until I had at least one period, and why would I want to get pregnant and be all bloated and barely fit into my dress? Haha... we were good with using condoms, but after that one period... heat of the moment type fun times happened... and ta-da... here we are. I was bloated at my wedding and my dress was super tight, it sucked.

Basically. eptopic, mirena out, one period, pregnant.
12/24/08 - Lilyan Shiloh
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April 14th, 2013, 01:34 PM
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We had a difficult time conceiving Sebastian 6 years ago. It took us over a year of trying without drugs or help.

Birth Control had always had negative effects on my body. Odd periods, severe cramping, weight gain, mood swings.

So Hubby and I decided we would just use the pull and pray method. And that worked....for 6 years.

We were by no means looking to get pregnant. We weren't....aren't really...in place in our lives where planning a 3rd child would be the greatest idea ever. But the best things in life rarely are.

This pregnancy scared us pretty badly. I cried for weeks after I found out and we were left with a moral decision....or I guess I was. But we decided that it must be god's plan, and we will roll with the punches.

I think we are both getting fixed after Lilah's arrival to ensure no more surprises.

I think I want to try being an aunt or something next LOL
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April 14th, 2013, 01:38 PM
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we started trying for this one when i was 6 months postpartum. it took 5 months to conceive our first so as soon as i felt up to it (and we had the time) i immediately wanted to try for #2, thinking it would take awhile. it took us 4 months to conceive this little girl. and i'm thrilled that they'll be exactly 18 months apart
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April 14th, 2013, 01:44 PM
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My husband and I got married young (22 and 23) and he was still in school for his teaching degree, so we decided to wait on starting a family. DH set a goal: When he gets a teaching job and keeps it for a year, then we can start trying. May 2010 he finished school, and June 2011 he got his first teaching job. So in November 2011 I went off birth control just to make sure it was all out of my system and to try and figure out my cycles before we started trying. We started trying June 2012, right before an epic 3 week camping trip I decided after 2 months of negative tests I was stressing myself out too much, so on our third cycle we decided to *** it and didn't even worry about trying, and then TA DA! Got our positive that first weekend in October 2012

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April 14th, 2013, 01:51 PM
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We decided to start trying in August. I finished my birth control pack in August and we tried at the end of the month. I convinced myself and hubby that I was pregnant, sadly we weren't. The next month, I started taking my temp, used the special lube and the cups ( can't remember the name of either) and it worked! It didn't take us long, we are blessed!!
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April 14th, 2013, 01:54 PM
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I never did very well on birth control and when DH was on deployment I stopped it and my periods were good. Very regular and pretty easy. I went back on it for a couple of months then stopped and then kind of off and on until we decided in December 09 that I would just stop and we would use other methods. We weren't very good at that but it didn't really matter.

When we got married in Oct 2010 we decided that we would NTNP(but we both really wanted it to happen right then) and then around December we really wanted to start TTC(or at least actually calling it that). In April 2011 I ended up in the ER with what was a rupturing cyst but they said at the time it was PID. In Sept 11 I was diagnosed with PCOS. We did 4 rounds of clomid, saw an RE in Feb of 12. I had surgery to remove a cyst and endo in March 2012 and then in April 2012 we found out that my DH has severe MFI(male factor infertility). We were told that our only option was IVF with ICSI. We jumped right into without even giving it a second thought. Did our first cycle in July 2012 that failed and then our second in September/October 2012 and that's how we got our twins
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April 14th, 2013, 02:19 PM
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We decided to start trying so that it timed perfectly with my daughter starting kindergarten. I am not sure why we waited so long but we did.

I wanted to have a baby in March or April so that my maternity leave was at the end of the school year and then I would go right into summer.

It happened perfectly, I was pregnant after a month, due in April right during April vacation (my daughter's b-day is during Feb. break and I love it).

I ended up losing that pregnancy at 6 weeks.

I tried the next cycle, no luck.

The cycle after that, I got pregnant and due in June.

I will be taking maternity leave in the fall which is actually okay with me and I always thought it would stress me out.

I learned that I cannot plan everything and everything happens for a reason!

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April 14th, 2013, 02:28 PM
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Like a lot of other moms on here, I've had my share of menstrual issues. Really painful and irregular periods that no doctor could ever quite figure out. It was just one of those unexplained things. Tried oodles of different birth control over the years, trying to get things balanced, but hormonal birth control turns me into a raging crazy woman. The doctors couldn't pinpoint WHY I didn't ovulate the way I should, but said that I would most likely need assistance to get pregnant in the future. I figured we'd cross that bridge when we came to it.

DD was a complete oops. DH and I had been together for a couple of years but we weren't married. Honestly, things weren't going all that great in the relationship. At the time, the doctor I'd been seeing suggested that I try Depo Provera instead of the pill. 2 months in, and DD was conceived. Thankfully, DH turned out to be an amazing father, and we got married shortly after DD was born. She definitely saved our relationship.

By the time DD was 1 year old, I was already talking about trying for another. I come from a family of 4 kids, and I can't imagine life without siblings. DH was raised as an only child. In his mind, there was never enough money, or the neighbourhood wasn't perfect, or he needed a better job, etc. before we could have another kid. DD was an oops, so there wasn't anything he could do about that. But he wanted everything to be perfect before we had another. I kept trying to convince him that if you wait for everything to be perfect, you'll never have a baby. You just do it, and make it work.

Last January, we thought I was pregnant. I hadn't been on any kind of birth control for a while, although we were using the "pull and pray" method which seems to work pretty well for us. But my irregular period, combined with a stomach bug convinced us that we'd had another "oops". And surprisingly, DH was ok with it...excited even. We discussed how we were going to work things out financially and realized that we were pretty well capable of handling another child. Well, it turned out that I wasn't pregnant, and we were both sad about that. Being sad about it, and our previous conversations about how we'd make it work convinced us that it was time to try for baby #2. I charted (as best I could) when I thought I was ovulating going by body temp, trying to figure out my best chances of conceiving. It took us from February to September - I started using the special lube in August, so I have no idea if that helped or if it was just a coincidence. I was hyper-vigilant by that point about pregnancy symptoms and I knew something was different, even though it was too early to test. I made myself wait until it had been 6 weeks from my last period before I tested, even though secretly I already knew. Sure enough, I was right.

Finnegan Michael will be here soon to complete our little family, and I couldn't be happier

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April 14th, 2013, 02:48 PM
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Man, I feel weird even posting my story. Most of you have been with your DH's/SO's for a while. I'm not one to jump in and out of relationships, but I broke up with a boyfriend in June 2012 and met Anthony the end of July. Things just felt so right and we just sort of went with it. Well, he got a bug up his butt and by the middle of September he was moving back to his hometown in California (long story). We had broken up about a week before he was to fly out, but the night before he left we had a very heated and emotional conversation and one thing led to another. Sort of a last goodbye kind of thing. Things happened really quickly and by the time a condom was thought of, it was too late. I honestly didn't think much of it because I've had PCOS since I was 13 and I've been on birth control pills pretty much since I found out I had PCOS. I had only been off of the pill about a month (simply because I moved and couldn't afford it). Anthony knew this. But I knew because of my long history of PCOS and irregular periods, that the chances were slim anyway.

Well, he flew to California and we still talked every day. I got the BFP and he made plans to fly back. We had a really rough time for a while, he even asked me to get an abortion. We didn't even look at each other for a few weeks. Eventually things became civil again and we started just enjoying each other's friendship. After about a month of that (I think), we both realized that we still felt something romantic for each other. And here we are now, together. I know he's going to be a great dad and for that I am very grateful.
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April 14th, 2013, 04:07 PM
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It had only taken us a few months of trying to conceive Connor. So we didn't expect it to take much longer for baby #2. I had my IUD removed when he was about 18m because we had wanted them somewhat close in age. I had used fertility friend, just tracking periods, and that worked great with conceiving him as well, because I was so regular.

So we started doing the same this time, only it seemed I had a MUCH shorter cycle. Unfortunately, nothing was happening! I was still breastfeeding (mostly likely the cause of the shorter cycles), so I helped Connor night wean, hoping that would help move things along.

I found the TTC boards here at JM and learned about temping. I started temping the month before I went to my MW for a blood test to see if I ovulated. The 2nd month of temping, and the same month of the blood test (which said "Yup, you ovulated! LOL) I FINALLY had a BFP. It took about 10 months total. And come to find out, I probably wasn't ovulating every month due to the EBF, even though I was getting a period every month. Something for me to note for the future! lol

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April 14th, 2013, 04:56 PM
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We got married in August of 2011 and I wanted to start trying right away, but he didn't. So, I was on nuvaring, which I hated. I don't like the way birth control makes me crazy and I had issues with nuvaring other than just that. I had decided and basically informed my husband that I was going off of it in January of 2012 and we would see what happened. But then I ended up starting to teach Zumba in October or November of 2011 and I was really enjoying that, so I told him we would wait. I ended up stopping nuvaring in December of 2011 because I just couldn't take it anymore. We used condoms and even though we had a few times where we didn't use them, I didn't get pregnant. Finally around our one year anniversary in August (maybe a little before, like June or July, I think), I told him to stop using condoms and I was trying to time it right, but with no luck. I think that the apps I was using were a little off. (I had 3 & they all said different days, I don't actually know which one was closest to being correct!) Then I finally just decided to stop "trying" and if it happened, it happened. And well... It happened! Haha. He was in complete disbelief when I ran upstairs with a positive test. We had barely seen each other that month, so he just didn't think it was possible. I took the test when I was maybe a day late, because I had been gagging on my food for a week, which I thought was weird, and because I had been getting SO HOT while teaching Zumba and that was also strange. But I never expected there to be two lines! I was freaking out and I couldn't believe it. He was in denial for quite a while. Some days I think he still is! Ha.
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April 14th, 2013, 05:29 PM
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Well, we had been together since March 2012 and I was on the pill and we used condoms for the first 4-5 months. In August, I SWORE I was pregnant. I was 4 weeks late but kept getting negative tests, so I finally went in to see my doctor for a blood test. My doctor was unfortunately (for me) out on maternity leave, so I had to see another doctor. She was outrageously rude and condescending about the whole situation, but once we got the negative result from the blood test, she explained to me that it's likely that the month with no period was probably caused by switching my pill about 6 weeks earlier, though I'd never had any problems missing periods switching pills before. Well, we decided that I would stop taking my pill and stop my migraine med (definitely not pregnancy friendly) and we would try. Well, I got my BFP on October 6th and the rest is history. SO was dumbfounded when I woke him up and said hey guess what. I'm pregnant. He's always wanted kids but didn't think it would ever happen (except maybe having my DD as a step daughter), so I know it's literally a dream come true for him.

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April 15th, 2013, 02:21 AM
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We got married at 18 and moved in together and started ttc straight away, it took us 6.5 years to conceive our baby boy, Daniel was born October 2008, we decided to start trying when Daniel was 9 months old as we didn't want a big age gap. However dh was seriously ill the month after we started trying again and was in hospital for 6 weeks and then needed time to get better with physio as an out patient, after around 6 months I went to the fertility doctor but was told I needed to loose weight 1st, I lost 77lb and they gave us cloud, round 1 didn't work but round 2 did and here we are!!

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April 15th, 2013, 07:06 AM
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We have been together since jan 2007 had dd December 2008...most people think she was an oops but was not we were kinda trying. We got married May 2010 dd was 17 months old and we knew we wanted another baby pretty quickly however dh was due to deploy march 2011 originally so we were on the fence about trying. Well deployment got moved up to November 2010 so trying for another and our honeymoon were out the window.

I have not been on birth control since I was 19 always used either condoms or like with dh pull out & pray we got pregnant with dd right away!

When dh got back from deployment November 2011 we started trying right away finally after 6 months and a trip to the dr. I got pregnant. I found out beginning of June I will never forget bc it was the day we had to say see you later to a very special 16 year old and sent her to god I thought it was meant to be...we lost someone very special but now had been blessed with a baby after what seemed like forever trying for a baby. Well I ended up losing that baby at about 6 weeks pregnant.

When I went to the dr for a follow up appt I was told that my fibroids were the cause and long story short I was told i would have to see a specialist get them removed and basically we would be looking 6+ months minimum before we could even start trying depending on surgery recovery and chances may be harder to get pregnant and if I just ignored the fibroids and continued to try for a baby it would continue to lead to miscarriage and if i did get pregnant I could die...pretty darn dramatic and the dr was a really big B! I thought I was broken...how could this be???
I went to a specialist july 26 2012 and was given the best news ever. My fibroids were not likely the cause of my miscarriage. I was not broken. I didn't need surgery at all(at this point) bc my fibroids even though i have a lot and some rather large are not in my uterus but instead in the lining, outside and the biggest on top of my uterus. They wanted me to wait 2 months and come back to see if the fibroids shrunk. I went back late sept. and got the go ahead to try for a baby. We got pregnant that cycle. I woke up at 3 am and it would have been the 1st day of a missed period I took a test and positive it was I woke dh up jumping on him with a positive test did blood work then went for an early u/s end of october and boom twins!!
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April 15th, 2013, 07:12 AM
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After our last baby, we had decided we wanted 1 more but we would wait a few years for dh to get finished with school and time to pay off any debt. We were using condoms and I was still nursing and hadn't gotten ppaf when the baby refused to nurse. Nothing I did would get her to nurse. I even pumped and tried to give her a bottle, but she'd only take frozenilk, so on a hunch, I tested. There was barely a line but a digi the next day confirmed it. We are excited now, although still unprepared. I still feel guilty because I was so upset when I found out and didn't start getting excited until we saw the heartbeat, just in time to get hypermesis and then find out things aren't going well. I haven't enjoyed one moment of this pregnancy. Just keeping our fingers crossed everything turns out well and I'll get to enjoy after she's born.

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April 15th, 2013, 07:17 AM
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We had decided to start NTNP in August. I got my next cycle on September 20th and so I started temping and charting and we got pg that first cycle. I took a test on Oct 19th and it was negative. Took another on the 23rd thinking it would be another negative and about fainted when it came up positive.

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April 15th, 2013, 07:20 AM
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Well with DD it took us several years of TTC and I would have miscarriages. Mostly between 6 to 8 weeks. I had 2 pregnancies make it past that 8 week mark only to end at 17/18 weeks. Drs said it was because I have a ton of uterine scarring due to being molested at a young age and a rape I had at 13 which resulted in me getting preg at 14. I lost that pregnancy at 16 weeks and should have gone to a Dr yet didn't. Anyway it took us 10 years to conceive DD. And I feel so blessed that God had granted my prayers with her(I had prayed really hard that month and asked God to please give me a baby and promised he/she would be baptised etc) well....I conceived that same month. I never thought we would have another one due to all the problems we had to have her. And we figured if we did conceive it would take years again. Well DD hit 18 months and we discussed trying again but only discussed it as DH was OK with another baby but he didn't want to have either of us go through all the heartbreak again. I had quit smoking and been getting a lot of exercise and lost 45 pounds. Then around the first of September I had a dream where my deceased MIL came to me and told me it was time again to have another baby and she hugged me and told me to just pray. I told DH about the dream as I thought it was strange as MIL passed the year after we were married due to lung cancer(also I should add we conceived DD 4 days after what would have been MILs bday) anyway DH said and felt that my dream was not really a dream but a sign from his mom and we decided to try. I again prayed to God and asked him to bless us with another baby. I checked when I was ovulating and we DTD on the day before and day of ovulating and surprisingly it worked. Got our BFP. We passed the dreaded 8 week mark. And passed the 18 week mark. Found we were having a boy to go with our girl. And here we are 10 more weeks to go.

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April 15th, 2013, 09:06 AM
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When my PPAF was trying to come I had this weird bleeding for months that would not stop. I had to go provera as a hard restart. I got pregnant on my first real PPAF. To say we were shocked and unhappy is an under statement. I was not ready for another child and neither was my husband but we are thrilled to be welcoming our Payson into our family now but it did take some getting use to.

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April 15th, 2013, 09:44 AM
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Took us six months to get pregnant, had a loss
Got pregnant about six months later with our son Liam, had him 08/25/10
Wanted another one but definitely wanted to wait (between finances and forgetting labor!) Were going to wait until Liam was in kindergarden or just getting ready to go and decided hell with it mine as well try and got pregnant within two months

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