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post #21 of 447
Can you please add me? I'm hoping to ttc in May or June.
post #22 of 447
Hi Ladies! Can I please get myself added to this thread?

We are planning to start TTC our first in the June/July time frame, and it's nice to see such a large group all going through this stage of waiting.

I've been working on exercising more regularly, and I would like to lose a few more pounds before we start trying.

I look forward to getting to know you all better!
post #23 of 447
So, good news! We have been planning on trying after I have surgery this month, IF IF IF DH got the job he was interviewing for and...HE GOT IT! I can't even say how good this is for us. Omg.
post #24 of 447
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Originally Posted by SquishyBuggles View Post
So, good news! We have been planning on trying after I have surgery this month, IF IF IF DH got the job he was interviewing for and...HE GOT IT! I can't even say how good this is for us. Omg.

Congratulations! What a great thing for you to look forward to now after your surgery!
post #25 of 447
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SquishyBuggles - Congrats! Glad things are falling in place for you to TTC!
post #26 of 447
I think I belong here. We are waiting until later this year to TTC. We are going back and forth between fall and spring. LOL!
post #27 of 447
Hi there, can I please be added to the list as well?

We are planning to ttc in March/April. Just trying to pay off the rest of our debt and time it so we will be settled in our new home before the baby is born! (We'll be moving cross-country in June.)
post #28 of 447


Still wanting, STILL waiting. : that 2009 will be the time for me.
post #29 of 447
Thread Starter 
Everyone has been added up to here

wateraddict: and
post #30 of 447
Please add me? We're planning to TTC (for the first time) in August or September.
post #31 of 447
SquishyBuggles- Congrats! That is so exciting!

For those who want to lose some weight before TTC, what are you going to be doing? I need to loss the remainder of my baby weight from DS and am looking for some fun ideas! I don't have much time to go to the gym so I am trying to find things to do at home.
post #32 of 447
For losing the baby weight (since I can't diet) i'm doing daily yoga and going for regular walks. My mom and I are on the Bikram yoga routine. I hear they're actually constructing a Bikram yoga center near where I live! It's exciting! :
post #33 of 447
Argh, yesterday was my surgery consultation apt. and the dr called in sick. They rescheduled me for NEXT month! I really wanted to get this surgery over with. I'm tempted to just get pg and have the surgery after, since being pg makes the endo symptoms go away for 9 months!
post #34 of 447
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Originally Posted by kirstenb View Post
For those who want to lose some weight before TTC, what are you going to be doing? I need to loss the remainder of my baby weight from DS and am looking for some fun ideas! I don't have much time to go to the gym so I am trying to find things to do at home.
When I work out at home, I like Jillian Michaels - 30 Day Shred. It's the woman from the Biggest Loser. She can be a little annoying on the show sometimes, but I like this DVD. It has three different levels and does both strength and cardio.

If you have NetFlix, you can get a ton of different exercise videos. I think you can even get some of them instant view. That way you could try a bunch of different things.

http://www.amazon.com/Jillian-Michae...1979920&sr=8-1
post #35 of 447
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Originally Posted by Oztok5 View Post
When I work out at home, I like Jillian Michaels - 30 Day Shred. It's the woman from the Biggest Loser. She can be a little annoying on the show sometimes, but I like this DVD. It has three different levels and does both strength and cardio.
I've heard about this video- I will have to check it out! Thanks!
post #36 of 447

Add me too, please!

We finally decided that we'll definitely TTC in the first half of this year. We have a DD, almost 15 months old, and don't want kiddos too far apart. My to-do list before TTC is:

1. be on folic acid for at least 3 months (I am so bad about taking vitamins, but this one is important!)

2. get my mummy tummy back in shape... I hear the mummy tummy gets worse and worse every pregnancy if you don't do the exercises to tighten your tummy up

3. gain 5 - 10 lbs. I had AWFUL morning sickness with DD, and lost 15 lbs in the first trimester. I have been nursing, and am already about 5-10 lbs less than my ideal weight, so its important that I put a little on. Any suggestions for healthy ways to put on some more weight? (my current MO is to eat big bowls of ice cream)
post #37 of 447
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We finally decided that we'll definitely TTC in the first half of this year. We have a DD, almost 15 months old, and don't want kiddos too far apart. My to-do list before TTC is:

1. be on folic acid for at least 3 months (I am so bad about taking vitamins, but this one is important!)
Congrats on making the decision!

Speaking of folic acid, can we talk prenatal vitamins? I really feel like I should start taking them since we're planning to TTC in about 5 months or so (wow that sounds fast!), but I'm a little lost as to which ones to take. I will admit to having not researched them all that much. I would like to find one that's a good quality but won't send me to the poor house before the baby is even conceived...
post #38 of 447
My stomach could not handle pre-natal vitamins at all. I tried a bunch before I ended up taking Flintstone's Complete Vitamins (at my OBs okay). I would love to hear suggestions for some gentle on the tummy!
post #39 of 447
Thread Starter 
adinkra and LindsayK - I added you both!

Exercise - I'm more in Lindsay's boat of needing to gain weight than lose it, but I have some preconception exercises I did in the 3-6 months before DS was conceived. I used yogatoday.com for free yoga videos. I also liked Leslie Sansone's Walking videos. She annoyed me, so after I'd seen each video once I muted her, but it was good easy cardio that I could do even in the dead of Michigan winter (DS was conceived in March).

Gaining Weight - We eat a traditional foods diet, which is very high-fat, high-protein, and low carb. If I actually ate as often as I should, I would probably be fine weight-wise, but my problem is that I never seem to eat enough or often enough to get the calories I need. LindsayK, do you think your weight issue has to do with not getting enough calories, or not getting enough quality (non-empty) calories, or something else?

Prenatal Vitamins - I started taking prenatals the same cycle DS was conceived (we were supposed to be waiting to TTC until June) and have never stopped taking them, as I heard you are supposed to take them the whole time you're nursing. Because I do have problems eating enough, I figured it would be a good idea to be able to know I got at least the bare minimum of certain things.

Anyway, I take New Chapter's Perfect Prenatal. They are organic, food-based, and have probiotics in them. They are extremely gentle on digestion and I never had any issues being able to handle them (I did have moderate every-other-day morning sickness the first tri, but these never bothered it). Full-price they are outrageously expensive, but I never buy vitamins or supplements full-price. I get mine from Vitaglo for half price with free shipping if you get more than one bottle. Vitacost also has them for a few dollars more. One bottle is two months worth, so that breaks down to $20-24/month, which I don't see as being all that expensive for a whole foods, organic supplement.
post #40 of 447
Sihaya - thanks for adding me!

>LindsayK, do you think your weight issue has to do with not getting enough calories, or not getting enough quality (non-empty) calories, or something else?

I just don't eat enough, because I don't put enough priority on it. Case in point - I am working from home today, so got up, fed DD, got her settled into an activity, logged into my computer, thought about breakfast, ended up eating a ding dong that was sitting on the table, fed DD mid-morning snack, got her off to bed, got back to work, and just now realized that I hadn't really eaten anything of substance and so got a bowl of homemade chili, and some tea. We have plenty enough good food around, I just get busy, and put off eating, and end up skipping meals! I really have to be better about sitting down and eating, whether I feel like I have the time or not.

As for pre-conception vitamins, its REALLY important to get your folic acid for three months PRIOR to conception - helps your eggs be nice and healthy for when you conceive. Most all multivitamins have the 400 of folic acid necessary. DH's sister has severe mental and physical retardation as a result of a neural tube defect, which was most likely caused by insufficient folic acid in his mom's diet, so though I stink about taking vitamins regularly, I am rabid about the folic acid. Also, folic acid is really the only supplement you HAVE to take during the first trimester, so if the other vitamins are making you sick to your stomach (usually because of the iron) you can just take the folic acid for the first trimester. My mom's OB friends did this when they were pregnant...

For those TTC and already have a kid - how do you feel about having another? I am excited, yet I wonder if I could possibly love another LO as much as my daughter, and worry about balancing time between the two. DD should be close to going to pre-school part time, so at least she will have that big-girl thing to be doing.
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