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#1 of 403 Old 05-12-2011, 08:09 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Long time TTCers due in January!

This is a chat and support thread for those of us who are due in January 2012 after a long journey TTC.

 

 

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chilichiki

EDD: January 31, 2012

Birth date guess: I don't know why, but I have a feeling this is going to be a Groundhog's Day Baby!

TTC for: just over 2 years

# of children: one very excited three and a half year old son

Boy/girl guess & actual: I have a feeling its a boy (twins-though thats just my crazy dreams) My husband and son say girl.

Next prenatal appt: June 9th can't come quick enough!

Belly pics: Not yet!!

Anything else: We were lucky enough to conceive our son with little to no effort.  The pregnancy was very difficult.  I was diagnosed with hyperemesis, lost 30+ lbs during pregnancy, and had a PICC line for the majority of the time.  We waited until our little guy was a year and began trying again to no avail. After some back pains drove me to the doctor, I was soon diagnosed with a septated uterus and endometriosis. After many doctors visits, I had surgery to repair my lady parts as best as possible last November and we have been trying again ever since then.  The next step was to try fertility treatments (next month as a matter of fact!), which I was sure was inevitable.

 

 

Contactmaya (Lucy)
EDD: January 26, 2012
Birth date guess: no idea, hopefully not too early, and not too late
TTC for: 14 months
# of children: 2 Ds', 2005, 2008
Boy/girl guess & actual: dont know, but most likely a boy judging on timing of bd
Next prenatal appt: June 2, 2011
Belly pics: None yet
Anything else:

 

 

 

Emaya

EDD:  January 17th, 2012

Birth date guess:  January 20, 2012

TTC for:  19 months

# of children:  1 DD, born 09.20.08

Boy/girl guess & actual: My daughter and neice guess boy, I don't have any guesses

Next prenatal appt:  August 1st

Anything else:  Savoring every minute joy.gif

 

 

 

Kewpie80

EDD: 1/28/12
Birth date guess: These are twins, so likely will come around Christmas
TTC for: 12 years
# of children: This will be first and second
Boy/girl guess & actual: No idea yet
Next prenatal appt: June 21
Belly pics: None yet
Anything else: We had a m/c in January after our first IVF, so we're quite cautious. The babies are measuring on time and look healthy so far.

 

 

melswan

EDD: January 29, 2012

Birth date guess: I'm guessing a little early

TTC for: 3 years

# of children: 0 / previous ectopic loss in March 2011

Boy/girl guess & actual: Hubby says "boy" but I have no idea!

Next prenatal appt: July 11th

Belly pics: None yet!

Anything else: Enjoying every moment! ( even the ones filled with nausea!) joy.gif

 

 

MommyMatsumoto (Anna)

EDD:  January 25, 2012

Birth date guess:  January 23, 2012

TTC for:  15 months

# of children:  1 DD, born 2.7.08

Boy/girl guess & actual:  I'm guessing a girl, DH is guessing a boy

Next prenatal appt:  June 7, 2011

Belly pics:  None yet

Anything else:  I'm super excited to be planning an HBAC!

 

 

PreggoMamma

EDD: January 25, 2012

Birth date guess: Not sure

TTC for: 9.5 years

# of children: 1

Boy/girl guess & actual: Would love a girl. Not sure though.

Next prenatal appt: July 11th

Belly pics: Um.....none for here yet. :D

Anything else: We are so beyond excited.

 

 

Starr

Due Date: January 21, 2012

# of months TTC: 88 months (not that is not a typo )

First Appt: June 6th

Belly Pics: Not gonna happen until its a definite baby bump and not just belly fat =)

 

 

Sweet.Bee

EDD: 15 January

Birth date guess: 1 January

TTC for: ~13 months

# of children: 1 son (2 years old)

Boy/girl guess & actual: guessing boy

Next prenatal appt: 8 August

Belly pics: 4 weeks, 8 weeks, 12 weeks

Anything else: just happy to be pregnant!

 

 

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SweetBee: thanks for starting the thread!

 

I've been trying for over a year and had a miscarriage (blighted ovum) in March so it seems like such a long and exhausting journey so far. For some, I know that's short but every day is just drawn out when you're waiting to get pregnant, in my opinion. It's been the longest year+ of my life! I have my first ultrasound in two weeks. I have an incredibly amount of anxiety right now which I'm trying to deal with. It's really hard.

 

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Krista, good luck at your first ultrasound! I have 2.5 weeks to wait for mine, and it seems like forever. Not nearly as long as waiting to get pregnant, though. winky.gif And I agree a year is a long time to wait, even though some have waited longer. I guess I feel like we longtime TTCers share a sense of camaraderie with one another. We are kind of in a different sort of place than those who got pregnant easily. Like we had different journeys to get here. (Though I'm very glad most people don't have to go through infertility because it stinks!) I hope that makes sense.

 

Any other ladies out there who tried for awhile? Emaya, I know you're in here somewhere! orngtongue.gif


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I didn't have to try long this time, but it took over a year for my first.  I have PCOS and it took a while to figure out what was going on.  I understand the heartbreak of trying and the worry once it finally happens.  Sticky vibes to everyone!! 


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thorn, I don't think anyone ever forgets the heartache of TTC a long time, even if the later ones come more easily.

 

How is everyone feeling?


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Hi all: I'm personally struggling quite a bit. I think it's a double whammy if you've tried for awhile AND had a prior loss. It just makes everything feel so incredibly tenuous and like it could go at any moment. I know there's really no way around it and just "letting it go" because whatever be will be just doesn't work for my brain. It doesn't help that the hormones are playing with me too! I could kill people AND cry while doing it. Random.

 

Hope everyone else is doing a bit better than me.

 


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Hi! It took us 3 years this time, after having no trouble the first time around! Though, we had a lot of months that we "tried" an a lot where we kind of took a break or didn't worry about it, especially after several months of getting our hopes up and then getting my period. My little guy just turned 5, which is hard to believe. I'm a little nervous since I had a miscarriage a year and a half ago, but this feels different - then I just got really exhausted and I don't remember any other symptoms. Having symptoms this time feels really good!


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kgulbransen, L'lee, wishing you both healthy pregnancies! Are you having an early ultrasound? When are your first appointments? Mine is now just over 2 weeks away (at 7w1d), and I cannot wait to see our baby, hoping all is well. I know it's hard not to worry, esp. after trying for so long. And after your losses. hug.gif

 

And L'lee, we also had no trouble getting pregnant the first time, but then my cycles went all crazy this time around. Not sure why exactly. Then I ovulated this cycle on CD16 (about when I used to O), and we got pregnant. I guess my hormones were not playing together nicely.


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Hi SWEETBEE!!! Nice to see you again :) So this is where all the cool kids are hanging out. I mean, us ladies who took some time to get things rolling. 

Hello to everyone!  I can identify with Gulbransen and L'lee not being able to really breath a sigh of relief and say, thank goodness - this is it. While I haven't had a pregnancy loss, it did take us 20 cycles to get pregnant and knowing the statistics on mc, I'm not counting my chickens. I miss the bliss of my first pregnancy when I just assumed things would go smoothly (and luckily, they did). On the otherhand, this ball of cells inside of me is SO wanted and so longed for that I will not be oblivious one second or even miss that Friday evening glass of wine while I cook dinner. After all, I'm PREGNANT! I'm still trying to get that through my thick skull. 


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Hi Sweet Bee and Emaya!  I'm happy to see you both on the other side!  I hope you're both doing great!

 

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Hi SWEETBEE!!! Nice to see you again :) So this is where all the cool kids are hanging out. I mean, us ladies who took some time to get things rolling. 

Hello to everyone!  I can identify with Gulbransen and L'lee not being able to really breath a sigh of relief and say, thank goodness - this is it. While I haven't had a pregnancy loss, it did take us 20 cycles to get pregnant and knowing the statistics on mc, I'm not counting my chickens. I miss the bliss of my first pregnancy when I just assumed things would go smoothly (and luckily, they did). On the otherhand, this ball of cells inside of me is SO wanted and so longed for that I will not be oblivious one second or even miss that Friday evening glass of wine while I cook dinner. After all, I'm PREGNANT! I'm still trying to get that through my thick skull. 



 


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Hi, Emaya and MommyMatsumoto! Glad to have you here. This has been a good month for ladies who have been trying awhile. smile.gif

 

How is everyone feeling? I've already started to pee quite often, probably because I'm so thirsty and drinking a lot. I'm calling myself the "water balloon" because that's how I feel right now. winky.gif But it's great!

 

Two weeks to go until my first checkup! It's another 2WW of sorts, I guess.


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Good to see you too, MommyMatsumoto. I remember you were going to my home state for vacation, and I thought you might catch the fertile air quality there... Maybe it worked for you - but just a little after the fact.

 

Sweet.bee - I just scheduled my first appointment too. It's on Monday, May 30th at 11.00, so I'm in a sort of 2ww myself :).

I'm feeling good. Still no symptoms (though I'm not worried about that, as I didn't have a single symptom with my daughter. Though my stomach did grow a bit towards the end there winky.gif). Maybe a bit more tired than usual. But not having symptoms is not stopping me from taking advantage of DH's protective and caring feelings about my pregnancy! I'm talking foot massages, getting to choose what we eat, even when he's cooking; and extra ben & jerry's ice cream.

 

 


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Sweet.bee - I just scheduled my first appointment too. It's on Monday, May 30th at 11.00, so I'm in a sort of 2ww myself :).


My appointment is on the same day, only at 9 in the morning. smile.gif I'll be 7 weeks. That's a week earlier than my first appt last time, so I hope there's something to see.


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I'm feeling great so far, but I'm only 3w5d today and I just feel achy in my uterus area and tired.  I expect the nausea and stuff to kick in in a couple of weeks or so.  I have no idea when I'm going to have my first appointment because I'm going to plan for a homebirth (VBAC) with a midwife and I need to interview midwives first.  I'm so excited!!

 

Again, I'm so glad to see some familiar faces that made it to the other side.  I look forward to following you through your pregnancies!  love.gif


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Hi ladies! Hope all is well. Matsumoto, a homebirth sounds wonderful, I hope you find exactly the right midwife. I've thought about homebirthing as well, but since our nearest (5 minutes by car) birthing center is wonderful and full of fantastic midwives, I figure we'll go that route again. Birth in Sweden is much less medicalized than in the US. My daughter's birth was good, and we were encouraged to make ourselves at home, both physically (dimmed lighting, comfy things from home, music), and emotionally (we felt like the ones who decided over the process -- as much as one can hope to decide over such an uncontrollable event ! -- and our birth plan was respected). 

 

How fun that our appointment is on the same day, Sweetbee! We'll have to compare notes later that day. How are you doing?

 

I think I'm just over five weeks pregnant today. I wonder how long it will take me to stop studying the toilet paper after every pee for signs of period... or mc...

 


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I've thought about a home birth (mostly because our son came so fast that he practically was born at home winky.gif), but I'm probably too chicken. The place where I gave birth last time was amazing (and is very close), but due to some nonsense with cantonal funding and a forced hospital merging, they are no longer doing births. I am so upset! They were even famous throughout the area for their birthing experience. Grrr. There are a few private clinics that sound nice, but they are so expensive. I really don't know what to do at this point.

 

Emaya, I still check the toilet paper. Every time. And that's often because I'm peeing like crazy.


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I DONT EVEN KNOW IF I SHOULD POST HERE, SINCE I ONLY JUST GOT MY........DRUM ROLL....

BFP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!......2 DAYS AGO.....

 

AFTER 14CYCLES OF TTC. I AM 44. I WAS ONLY GOING TO TRY ONE MORE CYCLE AND THEN GIVE UP. I FIGURED I WOULD NEVER BE PREGNANT AGAIN. NOTHING BUT BFN'S FOR OVER A YEAR NOW. I HAVE TWO OTHERS DS' WHO WERE CONCEIVED EASILY AND ARE NOW 3 AND 5.

 

WELL, I DONT KNOW IF THIS WILL LAST. BUT MAYBE IT WILL. SO I AM GOING TO ENJOY BEING PREGNANT WHILE I CAN. I EVEN FEEL A BIT PREGNANT.

 

MY DUE DATE IS JAN24 2012.

 

MAYBE IT WILL JUST BE LIKE THE OTHER TIMES  I WAS PREGNANT-CONTINUE WITHOUT COMPLICATIONS. PLEASE PLEASE!!!!

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE OTHERS ON THIS BOARD!! I LOOK FORWARD TO US BEING DUE DATE BUDDIES.

MAYA

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Emaya, I still check the toilet paper. Every time. And that's often because I'm peeing like crazy.



ME TOO, EXACTLY. THIS EXACTLY. OH THE PARANOIA!!!!

 

ANYONE CRAVING MEAT YET? 

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Well I might as well join in! We have been TTC for over 7 years. I have had 3 surgeries, 3 different Dr.'s, numerous IM injections, Clomid, HSG's, laparoscopys, IUI and we FINALLY got a BFP for the first time ever!!! We are beyond excited as is our fertility Dr. but only a few people know, basically the ones who knew what day our IUI was and when I could test. It all seems a little surreal and I don't think it has sunk in yet. We do have 1 daughter, that we adopted, who is going to be very excited when she finds out!

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WHAT AN AMAZING STORY STARR, CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

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I'll be 4 weeks tomorrow and I have been spotting (a teeny tiny bit) every day for the past 3 days.  I'm so trying NOT to stress about it!
 

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Congrats to the newest members of this thread!!!  joy.gif

 

Emaya and SweetBee - I'm so glad you know of great places nearby that will be a lovely place to have your babies.  My first birth was a hospital birth (ended in c-section) and I am so thrilled at the prospect of giving birth vaginally this time around.  I'm so glad that Mothering exists so I can talk about my plans without people telling me I'm crazy!  


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Just got my BFP today.  We've been trying for two years (DH's VR was just over 2 years ago).  I'm still in shock!


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Sweetest, I saw your post on BSL this morning (I lurked there for many months before posting myself -- didn't know if posting would help or hurt my cause in trying to stay 'living in the now' and not obsess about ttc -- and I'll continue to lurk I'm sure to hope and pray that those women get their bfps), and while I wasn't there when you were active, I'm so excited for you! Isn't it otherworldly seeing that positive? I couldn't believe my eyes (and it was hard to focus on that light line when my hand was shaking so much). I yelped from happiness and burst into tears. I'm considering going to buy another test just so I can see a strong positive now that my period is a week late. When are you going to tell your children?


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Yay for contactmaya, Starr, and sweetest! This has been an awesome, fertile month for those of who have tried for awhile, and I think we have a great group forming here. smile.gif


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It took us just under 13 months to get pregnant after getting my IUD out.  I felt like something was off, but my OB blew it off.  I asked for some basic blood work, and that came back normal.  My cycles were wonky and ranged from 2 weeks to 35 days.  I got pregnant after getting IVIG for another reason, and I believe that is what helped me get pregnant.  After the IVIG my cervical mucous was back to normal and I ovulated on time.  I think that the issues may have been autoimmune, but since we didn't see a specialist, I'm not positive. 

 

 


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Congratulations, cameragirl, and welcome! I also had weird, varying cycles during our time TTC.

 

How is everyone feeling? I keep getting these pinching feelings in my lower abdomen, mostly on the left side but sometimes on the right. Naturally, I'm freaking out about it, even though I read on a million different websites/books that it's normal. I don't know how I'm going to wait until my first appointment on the 30th without driving myself crazy. Feeling so anxious to see our baby!


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 I keep getting these pinching feelings in my lower abdomen, mostly on the left side but sometimes on the right. Naturally, I'm freaking out about it, even though I read on a million different websites/books that it's normal.


This is probably round ligament pain.  Round ligament pains are generally sharp pains that happen when you make a quick movement, such as springing up out of a chair, turning over in bed, or sneezing (especially while laying down).   The round ligaments normally look like this:

 
 
As the uterus grows with pregnancy they have to stretch out until they will eventually look like this:
 
 
 
 

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JUST WANTED TO SAY CONGRATULATIONS TO EVERYONE ON THIS THREAD !

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Cameragirl - congratulations!  I hope you don't mind my asking, but do you have an autoimmune disease (is that what the IVIG was for)?  

 

I'm convinced that autoimmunity is responsible for lots on infertility.  I have autoimmune thyroid disease and my DH had a VR which is know to cause autoimmune issues with sperm.  I'm convinced that I got pregnant because I took the focus off of my fertility and put it on my inflammation!  I have been GF for 2.5 years (since my thyroid disease was diagnosed) which made me feel a lot better but I was still not great and my TSH numbers were fluctuating a lot (indicating that my thyroid was being attacked).

 

Anyway... about 3 months ago I went on a mostly paleo diet (DH did as well just because he eats what I cook!) - I cut out almost all grains, legumes, and sources of omega 6.  Started taking fish oil and high level supp with vit. D (found out after I started the Vit D that my levels were very low, my RE told me he didn't think I should be using so much vit. D and that my numbers were probably fine... they came back extremely low - ha!).  Last month I blacked out all the windows in my bedroom (per recommendations from The Paleo Solution book).  Two weeks ago I went on a strict autoimmune/Paleo diet and took out eggs, dairy, nuts, and all grains.  I feel amazing and I'm PG, wow!

 

Sweetbee - I'm feeling pretty good.  I've been a bit queasy the last two mornings, but better after I eat.  Yesterday afternoon, I was hit with bone aching exhaustion which lasted for a couple of hours.  I didn't get MS with my first two (just occasional low level nasea) but I remember feeling super tired the first Tri both times... 

 

AFM - I went in for my first beta yesterday morning and i have my second tomorrow.  Haven't heard back from the Dr. yet, probably this morning.  Even with the 4 positive HPTs, I'm terrified he's going to call and tell me I'm not PG, ugh!  Trying to stay positive!  


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