We've been working on our last addition. We are on cycle 4. I feel somewhat uncomfortable posting on Fertility Friend or even here in the TTC forum since so many have struggled. It's nice to have that support though. Our first 3 were easy to conceive. First time it happened. #4 it took 12 months and #5 took 10 months. I do worry since I'm 38 and I guess when TTC is involved that is old. I don't feel old though!!! I had my midwife test my FSH this cycle just to be sure and it was normal. The strangest this is I ovulated on CD 11 this cycle. That has never happened. I'm not sure that is a good or a bad thing but I guess we will find out in a couple weeks!
Is anyone else here TTC?
We are trying for #5.. I've had two losses back to back though, and lots of BFNs in between. I'm just in the midst of the TWW this time around again.
I stopped charting after the last loss, at least for a bit. It was too easy to be sad and frustrated when I was tracking so closely every day. It this month is another BFN, I will return to charting like a madwoman next month.
I'm going to be 35 in a couple months, and apparently it really is a different ballgame for me than when I was younger.
I'm not currently TTC because I am 20 weeks pregnant but I just wanted to show support for you ladies! I had a loss before this pregnancy so I know what it is like to not fit in at any of the boards. On the loss board and the TTC boards people were nice to me but I still felt bad when people would ask how many children I already had. I especially had no idea how to respond to things like, "oh, I always wanted six kids but I don't think it's going to work out for me" after sharing how many kids I had.
Good Luck! I hope your BFPs come soon!
Treehugginmama, does that mean you are pregnant?! Congratulations if so!!
I'm pregnant with my sixth, and it's our last I believe. It's a matter of resources for us, resources of all kinds, mental, financial, emotional...but it is incredibly bittersweet. Yes, Patti, once the morning sickness wore off and I felt great, I was sad too.
I'm in a funky phase right now... I have 4. The baby is 10 months. I'm already getting baby fever again ?!?!? I know we can't TTC right now.... I'm thinking maybe next September. Then LO will be 18 months, but if it worked out I would finally get a May baby. I would just love to have a baby in May I would love to have one more DD. I know how badly my DD wants a sister. Id be thrilled for another DS too...
MIL gave us this talk about a month or so ago about how we should really not have any more since now we got a baby with blue eyes....???? Ok...???
Idk that I really had much of a point, but its good to get it all out LOL
TTC when you have a lot of kids already is weird because I know enough to be both excited and a bit scared. I'm currently obsessing about a new car. Our minivan is showing its age and I wonder if I would be happier with a full size van next (like that new Nissan NV.) My kids are 9, 8, 5, and 3, and three of them still need full car seats, plus a baby seat if we are successful.
I just conceived what I hope will be number 5. I'm terrified though. I've had one loss between 3 and 4 and I just feel like this is not going to work out. We decided to TTC and I swear I got pregnant the next time we dtd. Today I noticed hair loss in the shower. I'm trying not to obsess, but I don't know how I am going to make it through the next 7-8 weeks (first trimester). I don't feel sick at all and that just worries me more.
We are not preventing. I'm not charting or "officially" TTC, but I am very very very 😊 excited and hopeful that I will see those 2 magical pink lines again soon. God willing, it will be my 8th living child, and our very last! I will have a tubal ligation afterwards. So this is a bittersweet season for me!!!