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And I'm back...preparing to TTC

post #1 of 12
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Hi All,


I was here so many years ago and now have a 4 year old and a 2 1/2 year old. My husband and I are preparing to conceive our third baby. Are there any TTC after 2+ babies forums here? If not, maybe we should start one! orngbiggrin.gif I'm counting down the time to TTC and am really excited about this process again since I've already been through it. I'm just starting a metabolic cleanse today under the supervision of my family doctor for 10 days. I'm trying to get in better shape and lose weight beforehand so I can have another healthy pregnancy. I'll be 37 in a few weeks so I need to get in gear for this last one. I'm also getting in contact with the midwives in my area for a freestanding birth center. Please tell me I'm not alone in this. BTW I have two boys and am hoping (well praying actually) for a little girl.



post #2 of 12

Hi! Sounds like you are preparing well and really excited! I have 4 children, not two, but I am also preparing to conceive if possible. My youngest is 4 (close to 5 already!). Just wanted to say hello. It has been a long time since I posted here on Mothering. Kind of exciting to think of babies again. 



post #3 of 12
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Tell me about it! I'm excited about the whole process since this may be my last pregnancy. I'm trying to enjoy every step of the way (especially the baby dancing during my fertile time!!! joy.gif). I'm on day 3 of a full body cleanse and so far so good. All the best of luck to you as well on your journey and perhaps we can make a thread for those of us more experienced moms out there. I was a part of the TTC #1 in your 30's thread so long ago. Is it still active? I was a 2008 graduate of that thread and had my little muffin in January of 2009. I have made a couple of friends from the thread as well.

post #4 of 12

I'm in a similar place.  I have an almost 4 yo and a 2 yo and we're trying for #3.  I have also been trying to get a bit healthier, but we're already going to go ahead and try.  So I'm not doing anything too drastic!  It is a fun time, though!  My first two were not planned, so it's fun to "try."  smile.gif

post #5 of 12

Pretty new to this site, but thought I'd chime in :)  I'm also preparing to TTC baby #3.  My son will be 4 in November and my daughter will be 2 in August.  I'm finally feeling like I could be ready for another baby, though my husband wishes I were pregnant 6 months ago! nut.gif  I'm trying to pick a prenatal to take this time around since I had a horrible time with pills during my last pregnancy.  I ended up switching to the gummy kind last time, but this time I'm considering a liquid prenatal vitamin.

post #6 of 12

We have 2 (girls) and are hoping for a 3rd.  A boy would be great... I'm 29, DH is 30.  Our kids are 2.75 and 5.75.  We've been TTC since January.

post #7 of 12
We are also trying for our third. My boys are 8 and 5. I thought we were done but then I got bitten by the baby bug. DH is coming along for the ride. He would be happy if we were still done, but is okay trying since I really, really want another. I am older now (36) and worry that it might take us longer this time (the boys were both first month trying).
post #8 of 12

Hi, I'm also an older mom trying for another. I have two boys who are 10 and almost 8, my fiance has a 7 year old. We had an oopsie that I just lost :( and realized that even though we lost the baby, we really wanted to start purposefully trying. So I am gearing up to do that, temping and keeping track of cervical fluid/changes for this cycle. I'm also taking fertility tea and my prenatals as well as eating and excercising as much as possible. I also worry that it could take a bit longer to get pregnant since I am older and want to be in the best of shape for this pregnancy. My first baby we got on our first month of trying, my second was on the 6th month of trying, the miscarriage was our second month of trying....now i also am paranoid about repeated miscarriages. I try to stem my natural tendency to worry. lol


I think I am more positive and excited about this baby than I ever have been. Until I met my love I was sure I would never ever ever have another baby. Funny how life works out.

post #9 of 12

Hi Mamas


Just saying "hello" as I am also prayerfully preparing to TTC.


Our youngest is just shy of 12 months, so I am doing a gentle liver cleanse right now for a few months and then we'll go from there.


Selissa, I am sorry that you experienced a miscarriage. Hugs!


I hope this prep time for all of you is peaceful.

post #10 of 12

Hi!  I have a 4 1/2 yr old, and 2 1/2 yr old, and we are planning to TTC this fall.  I'll be 29 and hoping to get pg right away so baby comes in the summer when DD is out of school for the summer.


I'm excited to take 3 months to actually prepare my body this time.  DS will be weaned by the time we TTC and most likely out of diapers too, so this time I won't be nursing or changing poopy diapers during pregnancy!  Very different than before!

post #11 of 12


We are trying for our 3rd.  I have a 6yr. old and a 2 1/2 year old.  It was difficult to get pregnant the 2nd time and is proving to be the same this time around. :(

But, I have just started juicing again and drinking wheatgrass shots everyday along with visualization (not so great at that) to try and help.  I read the book "Inconceivable"  by Julia I. and loved it. I have been doing acupuncture and herbs too, just taking a break from that.  


Good luck in trying!  Baby dust to you!

post #12 of 12

DH just decided he was ready to go for it and try last night even though we had planned on waiting a handful or two of months. This will be #3 for us too, we have an almost 8 and an almost 5 year old. Both girls. A boy would be great! But so would another little girl. Actually twins would be fine too, really we are easy, but I feel like I've been waiting for this for quite a while!

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