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We have all other types of themes for days of the week, so I just made up TTC Thursday!
How about we discuss anything we want related to our TTC journey?
I'll start . . .
In my TTC journey, I was very surprised with how long it is taking. I (foolishly) thought I'd get pg withing the first 1 or 2 cycles of TTC. Silly me found out I was wrong real fast with cycle #2 being 56 days, and up until I started Clomid my cycles were erratic and much longer then normal. I was beginning to freak out & drive everyone (especially DH) crazy, so I was sooooooo happy to find JM. You ladies are keeping me sane!!!
My journey has not been too long, but it is longer than I anticipated it being. My mother says that she got pregnant both times as soon as she started trying. I have not mentioned that DH and I are TTC to her because she has a glass half empty attitude about things and I don't need to hear all the bad things that might happen. MIL told me that it took her six years of trying between her first and second pregnancies so I just need to keep a positive outlook. DH says we will just keep trying and we are not preparing a nursery by our first anniversary, we will look at alternatives. He is thankful that I found JM because this month I have not been crying anywhere near as much as I did in previous months. I am looking to the future and knowing that it is going to happen, but I just don't know when.
Baby Dust to all
BethAnn, we are really glad you found JM and our Older Board!!!
I too thought we'd be pg WAAAAAY sooner. I never would have thought that I'd go thru an entire bottle (300 count) of prenatals and not gotten pg yet. I keep thinking that after 8 months it's gotta happen soon, and then I wonder if it's too late for us. We've talked about which room will be the nursery, but haven't done anything to it or bought anything baby yet. I avoid the maternity and baby sections as much as possible or I'll get weepy in the store. I know I obsess over my chart EVERY month, but I am getting better at it. *SIGH* It's gotta happen soon...........
I guess we all think alike. I too was for sure I would get preggo as soon as we try. Months after months gone by I'm heading into my 7th month and not preggo yet. Someday I just want to give up and not think about it anymore, but each month a little voice inside of me telling me next month will be it, keep trying. So I continue and hope that this month is the month. I'm just so glad to find jmb...I feel like everyone here is part of my family and I can tell you anything and you all would get it. My family is still hoping for me...but it's hard to talk to them about what I'm going thru...I just act like it's no big deal if I get preggo or not, but inside I just want to scream "why can't I get preggo". GL everyone...hope we all gets BFP soon.
I swear, TTC can turn even the most rational, level-headed female into a raging, obsessive lunatic at times. I can't believe how much time I devote to my temping and charting and just plain thinking about my body and what the heck is going on with it. When you think about it (and I'm sure we all have), there is so much that has to go "right" all at once. I tend to be a little of a hypochondriac anyway, but with TTC, even the slightest twinge in my ovary or my boobs or where ever, sends me into a tizzy. I say all of this with both truth and humor. For me, I sometimes have to laugh at myself to relieve stress. I'm just so glad that I found you all!
I thought for sure our first month of TTC was going to be the only month of TTC. Mother Nature taught me a lesson! Before TTCing I never noticed any IPS before. Now each twinge gets my hopes up. Every month the two sides of my brain debate - I have the rational side that says "don't get your hopes up again", and the emotional side that says "this is it, your boob just tingled".
LOL, that's too funny and exactly describes me too Kimberley. Even now at 3 DPO, which I know is way to early I'm already analzying every thing my body is doing.
I'm so glad I'm not alone in all of this. You ladies are the best, and together we will get thru this TTC journey. And with the number of us all in our 2WW (or just about there), we should hopefully have some BFPs from our board this cycle!!!
The thing with me is that it's not my brain telling me that. It's DH! Everytime I say that I'm not feeling well, or I'm just too tired to do anything, his response is "Maybe you're pregnant." I guess I'll have to sit him down for a talking to abou the birds and bees and AF and such...lol
For me, our TTC journey has been a lot longer than we planned. We thought that we might have a couple of issues because of my endo, but we never realized everything that we would have to go through. I mean my mom had endo and has 5 kids and it didn't take long for the last 2, and she was 35 and almost 38 when she had them. So I niavely (sp?? - it's too early to spell) thought that it would be easy for us too. After all, all my sisters have kids and they didn't have any issues getting pg. DH and I were so careful before we got married too because we didn't want to get pg before the wedding. Guess we should have started trying before then maybe who knows. But now looking into the future is getting harder because of all the things that we might have to go through just to be pg. ANd if we have to go to IVF, we're only gonna get one shot at it. So let's hope that Mother Nature is nice to all of us this cycle.....we're all in this together and I'm so thankful for you gals!!! You're keeping me sane.....