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No Stressing in November!

post #1 of 231
Thread Starter 
No Stressors / No Obsessors - November 2010!

Welcome This is a place where we come together for strength and sharing wisdom on how to be more stress-free during our trying to conceive journeys. We may still test, just not ridiculously early, if we can help it. You'll find people encouraging you to hold off when you are feeling weak. Share tips and tricks, and words of wisdom on how to enjoy our time making a baby as much as we can!

Anyone is free to join!
Please BOLD new member info, changes in cycle, Big Fat Positives, adding charts etc, and if I miss it, direct message me.


Our Members!

* Attached2Elijah: TTC #3 for me, #5 for DH since 8/10
* annaconda: TTC #1
* babsbob: TTC after m/c
* BabyCakes: Carrie (29), TTC#2, cycle #6
* baylady02: TTC #1, I'm 20, DH is 27. 5th cycle TTC. Never been on BC.

* Black Orchid: me (31) DH (34) TTC#3 Cycle 5
* blackbird2
* bootsvalentine: TTC #1. I'm 31, dh is 34, TTC since 7/10

* cbaa2010: (25) TTC #1

* ciles: cycle 7 TTC #2 for me, #1 for DH
* CrimsonTideMom
* crunchyruchie
* *Dawn*: TTC#1
* EhveesMom: (31) and dh (32) TTC #2 Cycle #1
* EllyMayMomma
* frugalmum
* gringuitica: (27) TTC #1
* gummibears
* Hesperia: 23, & DH 30. TTC #1, Cycle #12
* iheartmyfamily: TTC #1
* janeyenaj: (29) and DH (32) TTC #1 Cycle #2.
* jtc77: 32 and DH 39 TTC #1
* Karmamamaa: TTC #2
* Kaydove: (26) and DH (40), TTC #1, 4th cycle TTC, 8th cycle off of the Mirena IUD
* Mommy*Wishes
* MoOnFiReGlOw: 27, dh 33. TTC 1 year, suspected MFI
* Mother Cake: TTC #1, cycle #1
* mrsberman: (26) ttc#2, DD 12 months
* MrsHin2002
* Musicoholic: (33) TTC #2 - finally brave enough to try for a sibling for our almost 6 y.o.
* naturechicplus1: TTC #2

* objet_trouve : TTC#1 since Jan 2010
* OJazzy1: (25), TTC#2, cycle 10
* Paigekitten: DH (24) and I (23) are kinda trying for a third.
* Rubygirl36: TTC #1
* tjlucca: (29) TTC #2, cycle #2
* samy23
* sarahkristin
* Silverbird: TTC #1
* Sourire: (28), TTC #1, cycle 4,
* Sweet.Bee: TTC#2
* SWhite: We are TTC #1 Cycle #1
* swimming-duck
* Taxlady:TTC #1
* TickleToes (34): TTC #1, Cycle 4
* tjjazzy: TTC #3
* TTC3years
* ValH: (30) TTC#1 since 01/2010

* Veronika01 : TTC #5

Waiting to Try Again
(ie health, distance between partners, taking a break etc)

* MrsD08: Samantha 24, DH 31, TTC Baby D #1 since September 2009 w/ male factor infertility.
* Waiting4SJ: TTC #1


CONGRATULATIONS!
Graduates of the No Stressors/No Obsessors tribe!

 

 

~November 2010 BFPs~

*LivingSky

*copper.kettle

*BeantownBaby9

*Birdie.B

~October 2010 BFPs~
*BarefootinBrooklyn
*Wake_Up
*Mama Metis

~September 2010 BFPs~
* Painefaria
* slb1107
* elonwy
* ryleeee
* BarefootScientist
* heathenmom
* anightingale
* Smokering

~August 2010 BFPs~
* Steph152
* Blanca78
* karmab

~July 2010 BFPs~
* Banana731
* Neuromancer

~June 2010 BFPs~
* Lydiah
* finnegansmom
* echospiritwarrior

~May 2010 BFPs~
* Pirogi: & DH 30-something. DD(2) DUE last week of January
* Nintendork: Kristin & DH, both 28 . DUE first week of February!

 

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Weekend Check-In
Name:
Date:
Where are you in your cycle:
Symptoms if they apply:
When are you thinking of testing:
Thoughts:
Appointments:
Any new regimes, ie herbs, medications, mantras etc:
Do you have any stress triggers:
What is working to help you be stress-free this cycle:
Partners feelings if applicable:
Plans for this weekend:



Past positive words from our members:
"My body knows how to conceive" from Lyndzies, expecting her first October!


Edited by copper.kettle - 11/30/10 at 6:10pm
post #2 of 231
Thread Starter 
Hi ladies! Hope everyone had a great weekend And I hope we have a bunch of Nov grads!!

I'm gearing up to O at the end of this week, and so excited!

I thought it would be fun to fantasize a little bit... do any of you have ideas for how you are going to tell family/friends/dh/kids when you are pregnant?

I broke down and bought this for DS. We have family over for the Pats game every Sunday, so whenever I get a BFP I'll put that shirt on him for the game and see when people notice I can't wait too many weeks to let them know, b/c they'd figure it out when I wasn't having a beer for the game, lol! As for telling DH, I was thinking about having DS bring him the + hpt. Or he'll hear me screaming in the bathroom, IDK

Anyone want to share their plans/ideas for telling the big news?
post #3 of 231
You can put some info behind my name if'n ya want. Attached2Elijah - TTC #3 for me, #5 for DH since 8/10 and my chart link is http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/ee041

And even though it's not the weekend anymore, I didn't do the latest one so....
Name: Jeri
Date: 11/01/10
Where are you in your cycle: 4dpo!
Symptoms if they apply: None yet
When are you thinking of testing: Nov 9th, if I can hold out that long. Trying REALLY hard to.
Thoughts: Thinking we have a REALLY good shot this cycle.
Appointments: N/A
Any new regimes, ie herbs, medications, mantras etc: Multi-vitamin with B complex and baby aspirin
Do you have any stress triggers: My mother and her lack of wanting us to have another baby.
What is working to help you be stress-free this cycle: Limiting communication with her for a few weeks.
Partners feelings if applicable: REALLY antsy and wanting a BFP for his b-day (the 5th) but don't think I could possibly get a BFP THAT early.
Plans for this weekend: None yet.

As for telling DH if/when I get pregnant... I have NO idea so I will be stalking to see any cute ideas. I didn't do anything cute with the other 2... I'd like to this time. (Although I did fall down the steps trying to get to him with my DD and looked up while he was helping me up and said "Oh, I hope that didn't hurt the baby!" but that was SO not planned, lol)
post #4 of 231
Thanks for the new thread copper! Can you edit my info? I'm on cycle #6 now.

I'm only 4 dpo so I'll update again next weekend when there's more interesting things going on!
post #5 of 231
That T-shirt is sooo cute Copper.kettle! I haven't thought about how I will tell DH. I probably won't be able to contain myself if I get a BFP.. maybe that's part of my trouble.. I haven't thought about what comes after the BFP.

I'm on the opposite end of Attached2Elijah - the stress comes from everyone wanting us to have a baby. I must say that having the GI doctor last week tell my mom the "bad" news and then having to tell DH's parents the same news really has taken the pressure off. I also checked the antibiotics and the prednisone and all are ok in the first trimester or at least until you get the BFP.. so now thankfully, we can go back to TTC in private!

Have a great week!

And GOOD JOB Copper.Kettle.. thread looks good!
post #6 of 231
Hi ladies, I'd like to join this thread. After 3 unsuccessful cycles TTC I think I need to relax a bit more!

For my info at the top of the thread, can you put:
(28), TTC #1, cycle #1,

Weekend (Monday) Check-In
Name: Heidi
Date: Nov 1
Where are you in your cycle: CD 1... I guess it will be easy to remember which CD I am this month since the days correspond to the dates...
Symptoms if they apply: AF...
When are you thinking of testing: If my LP stays this short, I will never need to test because AF always comes before I could reasonably expect to get a BFP. At least I don't have to waste a lot of money on HPT's.
Thoughts: Sad that this is CD 1.
Appointments: Have an appointment with my gynecologist for a pap smear on Dec 2. If I don't get a BFP this month I will probably have AF during that appointment so I won't be able to get the pap smear, but I will probably go to the appointment anyways and try to get the doctor to prescribe me some progresterone for my LP.
Any new regimes, ie herbs, medications, mantras etc: Not trying anything new this cycle, but I think I'll increase my dose a bit on the B-complex and the EPO and see what happens.
Do you have any stress triggers: CD 1!!!!
What is working to help you be stress-free this cycle: Yoga, acupuncture, and I'm going to try out meditation for the first time, my yoga centre is offering a meditation class this weekend.
Partners feelings if applicable: He doesn't get his hopes up as much as I do, so he is less disappointed when AF shows... lucky guy.


Regarding telling people, I don't think I'll do anything special, I'll just call my parents/siblings/in-laws the second I see that BFP to share the good news! I have already decided the order I am going to call people: first DH, then my dad and MIL, then my 2 sisters, then my mom, then my brother, FIL, and DH's brother. After that I am going to try to keep it a secret from everyone else for as long as possible, but I doubt it will be very long because I am horrible at keeping secrets!
post #7 of 231
Weekend Check-In
Name: Teresa
Date: Nov 1
Where are you in your cycle: CD1
Symptoms if they apply: cramps blahhhh
When are you thinking of testing: who knows?
Thoughts: disappointed by another visit from AF
Appointments: urologist nov 9
Any new regimes, ie herbs, medications, mantras etc:
Do you have any stress triggers: as a PP said, CD1!!!
What is working to help you be stress-free this cycle: having a sick 2 yo LOL makes me realize "what's the hurry?!"
Partners feelings if applicable: he's taking it all in stride. he keeps telling me "it'll happen."
Plans for this weekend: a wedding saturday, for which i have a new dress and then there's something every weekend after. busy, busy.
post #8 of 231
Thread Starter 
Changes made! Did I forget anyone?

Sourire, I put cycle 1 like you said, but did you mean cycle 4? Your chart and your sig say cycle 4, just wondering

tjjazzy, sorry for CD1 s

Taxlady, I hear you on the pressure. In my excitement I told our moms that we'd be TTC in the fall, and now I can tell they're waiting for an announcement everytime we get together. Oops. If this takes a while, our sex life is going to be dinner conversation for our family.... grrreeaaat.
post #9 of 231
Oh Copper.kettle.. when we moved into our three bedroom home from our two bedroom one, I mentioned now we have room for a baby. My MIL exclaimed, "ANY NEWS!!" (this was last December).. before the GI doctor's warning, every time I would see her she would give me the total once over looking for a baby bump. I cannot tell you how much relief this is bringing me to have our TTC dreams back to ourselves. All I need is you supportive ladies.. and DH.
post #10 of 231
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Originally Posted by copper.kettle View Post
Sourire, I put cycle 1 like you said, but did you mean cycle 4? Your chart and your sig say cycle 4, just wondering
You are totally right, I am on cycle 4. Oops!
post #11 of 231
Hey ladies, I'd like to join!
DH and I just decided, on a whim, that we would like to add another member to our family for our 1st wedding anniversary (which happened to coincide with O!!!)
So we did! and now its the 2ww.....

Date:Nov 1

Where are you in your cycle:2 dpo, AF due on 13th

Symptoms if they apply:none, slight cramping during O and after every time we did the deed

When are you thinking of testingh gosh. in an ideal world on the 13th when AF doesn't show....but we all know I'll never hold out

Thoughts:can't believe we actually decided to do this....are we nuts!?!

Appointments:none.

Any new regimes, ie herbs, medications, mantras etc:no...just healthy eating and relaxation

Do you have any stress triggersork

What is working to help you be stress-free this cycle:reminding myself to just keep on living and concentrate on being a good mum to my two year old, whatever will be will be....

Partners feelings if applicablerobably thinking "I can't believe we decided to do this...are we nuts!!!"
post #12 of 231
Hello all. I am new. My name is Jasmine. I am a 25 year old SAHM. I have a 2 1/2 year old son. This is actually CD 1 of cycle #10 of trying... I am totally stressed and disappointed. DS was a honeymoon baby, "trying" was not even in the vocab. My mom got pregnant easily and my sister just had her second with of course not even trying. I have friends all around me that have and are having their second children. I am just a mess today. So I thought I'd join for some help, haha.

Weekend (Monday) Check-In
Name: Jasmine
Date: Nov 1
Where are you in your cycle: CD 1
Symptoms if they apply: AF
When are you thinking of testing: none
Thoughts: I don't even know
Appointments: Nope
Any new regimes, ie herbs, medications, mantras etc: I am on floradix right now for iron, I was pretty low. I take evening primrose. I have taken maca, E and numerous other things to no avail so I am trying to cut back. Oh, and I am taking B12 complex.
Do you have any stress triggers: Everything right now.
What is working to help you be stress-free this cycle: Working out, trying to stay focused on other things and enjoy the beautiful weather and time I have with my DS.
Partners feelings if applicable: He is disappointed. He doesn't know what to do.
post #13 of 231
Jazzy - I couldn't read your post and not send a huge . We are all here for you! I'm in a similar boat. DH and I barely looked at each other and we were pg with #1 (DD). Now here we are 6 months trying and getting a bit stressed! This thread is great for keeping our spirits up!
post #14 of 231
Thanks for the thread, Copper! Its become a ritual to fill this out every week

Welcome to the new ladies
post #15 of 231
I'm aiming to be more "stress-free" this cycle, so I'd like to join.
Here's my info:
ValH - (30) TTC #1 since 01/2010
And here's the link to my chart: http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/2e5d89

Weekend/Monday Check-In

Name:Val
Date: 11/01/10
Where are you in your cycle: CD11, waiting to O
Symptoms if they apply: None
When are you thinking of testing: No idea, depends on when I O
Thoughts: It has to happen eventually, right???
Appointments: Yearly exam 11/16, going to push for fertility tests
Any new regimes, ie herbs, medications, mantras etc: Started yoga, hoping for more reflexology appointments.
Do you have any stress triggers: Work, AF, people asking me if there's a baby yet.
What is working to help you be stress-free this cycle: DH
Partners feelings if applicable: Super supportive
Plans for this weekend: Taking it one day at a time... hopefully BDing, if I'm Oing around then.
post #16 of 231
Yea! ValH.. you're here. NO STRESSING.. I agree - it has to happen eventually!

Welcome to OJazzyI and Karmamamaa!

These November threads are popping right now! I haven't done anything at work.
post #17 of 231
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Originally Posted by Taxlady View Post
Yea! ValH.. you're here. NO STRESSING.. I agree - it has to happen eventually!
So much for not stressing... I just got an email that my friend is nine weeks pregnant. She's not even trying, just not avoiding. I'm happy for her, but still I reacted to her email by crying. Ugh, I really was going to try to NOT STRESS this cycle! This not stressing thing is harder than I thought...
post #18 of 231
Thread Starter 
Holy smokes, we are hopping today! Awesome!

Welcome OJazzy1, Karmamamaa, and ValH! Hope your stay is short Double check that I added your info right.

Oh, and I got a PM from Painefaria that she is pregnant and due in June! Congrats, Paine!
post #19 of 231
@ValH: I think sometimes "not stressing" is a major cause of stress!!

@Taxlady: I like the secretive ttc... we're not telling anyone (we hadn't planned on telling anyone we were pg with DS until the 12 week mark either, except my g'mother took ill suddenly and passed away ) We have none of the older generation left now, so if we fall pg again, we're not telling anyone!!

You hear that, ye gods?? No more taking our people away. Oh, and ye gods? This month would be great, so we could break the news at Christmas. I know it's not exactly 12 weeks, but it's good enough for me. Okay, I'm done.

@copper.kettle: great new thread!! That's one of the shirts I've looked at for DS too!!! I love it!!! There are 2 more I like; one says "Big Brother 2011" (with the eyes from the tv show!) and the other says "This is what the world's best big brother looks like". Our family is scattered all over the world, so it would be a case of ringing them first to tell them we're sending them an email with the picture... lol

Not that I've thought about it at all....
post #20 of 231
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Originally Posted by musicoholic View Post
This month would be great, so we could break the news at Christmas. I know it's not exactly 12 weeks, but it's good enough for me.
i agree! i'd like to make an announcement at Christmas AND we'd really like a summer baby this time. we tried with ds2 but it didn't work out so i have a fall baby and a winter baby already.
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