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: January Conceiving in our 20's :
Happy New Year ladies
Let's all get knocked up in 2009!


Conceiving #1
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BellaLuna Rayne (24) :
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colorbywords
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Hesperia (22) :
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Lauren31 (26) :
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LibbyLou (25) :
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mrsbabycakes (22)
mrscompgeek (21) :
nelsondeb (27) :
NoraFlood (28) :
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Snow~Pea (29) :
sunnykbird
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WonderMe

Conceiving #2
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mom-to-jj (28) : :
ORLY? (23) :
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ShwarmaQueen : :
sweetieberlin (29):
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Conceiving #3
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blue butterfly (29) : :
brinalicious (28) : : :
ellesmama (27) : :
minsca (28) : :
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Conceiving #4
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Conceiving #5
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: JANUARY BFPs :
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prettymom
LibertyBelle
KLM99
astar326
mollusk
highlandmum
binkin


: DECEMBER BFPs :
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XxAngeloDistressxX
Talula Fairie
Spring Sun
DustinTrudy


: NOVEMBER BFPs :
bensgirl1222
CourtBChase
BlueWolf
alicewyf
blissful_maia
Ish'smom




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All right ladies, its a new year and a new start. Time to get down to business! Good luck everyone, you know what you have to do .

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Go ahead and add me to Conceiving #1 I'm trying again after having a missed miscarriage and D&C two and half weeks ago. We're jumping right back in.

Oh, and I'm 22.

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Woo hoo! New thread and a new year LOTS OF good vibes!!!

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Haha- I love the phrase "knocked up", it makes me feel so cheeky!

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Yay a new thread!! Snowpea- You might want to go back to the december thread and add a link to this thread. I couldnt find this one. . . . . Oh and my age is 21 if you want to add that. .
Hows it going Lauren??
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Shannon,

It is going all right for me... just waiting it out to see if can actually O again on my own, hahaha. We will see though, I am still traveling and have been since the 15th of december, so once I get back to my own digs on Sunday, I am hoping to really be on the ball with everything. I am taking a new tea too along with rasberry leaf- it is called Woman's Moon Cycle by Yogi and it supposedly helps balance hormones haha, we will see. How are you doing? You think you might be gearing up to O!? I have decided to give myself a month and see what happens, then it is BACK to the doctor!

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Snowpea, my age is now 26... BOOOOOO!! :

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Can I join? I am 28 years old, TTC #2. Currently on CD 9. This is my 6th month of trying. They say it takes 6 months on average, so I'm hopeful but also really sick of being disappointed.

Good luck, ladies!

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Lauren - I have no idea if I am gearing up to O or not Im so confused. My GYN said I am supposed to call her if I havent gotten AF by CD 35 and today is cd 29. . . Im trying to decide if I should listen to my dr and call her the on the 35th day or wait it out a while and see if I o? It just seems like I am really dripping alot. . TMI I know. DH has been off work for 2 weeks since he works in the school systems and they are all off for the holidays so we have been doing the BD alot more than normal. . .
We definetly have a lot of stress going on right now though. We just started looking for a new house to buy. We have a small home with no basement, no garage, no attic so we have literally no storage. I am soooo ready to have some space!! But yet we have the added stress that trying to sell our home, plus trying to find the right home to buy, plus all my dr appointments added on top. . . Its been a hard few weeks. .
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I want to join! We have been TTC#1 for 4 months now and I'm 25. On CD23 (about 9dpo according to the OPK I took). I don't chart. I just use the OPKs and check my cervical fluid. No symptoms yet.
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I'm 27 and have a 16MO girl and we've decided to casually get started working on #2. I'm still nursing, but I am having my periods every 40-50 days or so, so I have zero idea of when I ovulate. I think if it doesn't happen in the next couple of cycles, I'll start trying to chart or at least try to figure out when I'm ovulating. For now, though, we're just going to have fun trying. Good luck to all!
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Well I am 3DPO I am going to order some goodies from eBay today - Rainbow Light prenatals (I heard they were food based and really good), some herbs that I use anyway (RRL, nettle leaf, alfalfa) and I think I will order some vitex as well. That way, next cycle, I shall be prepared. It seems like too good to be true that I could be pregnant the first cycle properly trying, so I want to be prepared for CD1.

Okay, okay... I hear you all saying "yes, but you BD'ed the right days and you had a clear temp shift and you mgiht be!" but I haven't exactly been the luckiest person lately and I would be totally flabberghasted if this were my month. Also I am just battling the last stages of flu, which hasn't exactly left me in the most positive frame of mind...lol. So ey, if I get these goodies, I'll actually only have to not use one - the vitex. And then maybe I can pass it along to one of you fabulous ladies

But nah, I reckon CD1 will come with utter force and that'll be it. Plus I am having fertility paranoia, having had a c section (totally unnatural to me) - I am totally paranoid that it's upset my inner workings somehow... Anyone here had a section and conceived afterward? I know it's totally illogical and many women conceive after a section (tons, I know) but I am nevertheless feeling worried about that...lol.

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Go ahead and add me to Conceiving #1 I'm trying again after having a missed miscarriage and D&C two and half weeks ago. We're jumping right back in.

Oh, and I'm 22.
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Haha- I love the phrase "knocked up", it makes me feel so cheeky!
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Yay a new thread!! Snowpea- You might want to go back to the december thread and add a link to this thread. I couldnt find this one. . . . . Oh and my age is 21 if you want to add that. .
Hows it going Lauren??
updated, and sorry I forgot to add the link. Glad you found us anyway!


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Snowpea, my age is now 26... BOOOOOO!! :
updated Don't say boo, 26 is a great age! And hey, next year you can just go back to being 25 again .


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Can I join? I am 28 years old, TTC #2. Currently on CD 9. This is my 6th month of trying. They say it takes 6 months on average, so I'm hopeful but also really sick of being disappointed.

Good luck, ladies!
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I'm 27 and have a 16MO girl and we've decided to casually get started working on #2. I'm still nursing, but I am having my periods every 40-50 days or so, so I have zero idea of when I ovulate. I think if it doesn't happen in the next couple of cycles, I'll start trying to chart or at least try to figure out when I'm ovulating. For now, though, we're just going to have fun trying. Good luck to all!
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Well I am 3DPO I am going to order some goodies from eBay today - Rainbow Light prenatals (I heard they were food based and really good), some herbs that I use anyway (RRL, nettle leaf, alfalfa) and I think I will order some vitex as well. That way, next cycle, I shall be prepared. It seems like too good to be true that I could be pregnant the first cycle properly trying, so I want to be prepared for CD1.

Okay, okay... I hear you all saying "yes, but you BD'ed the right days and you had a clear temp shift and you mgiht be!" but I haven't exactly been the luckiest person lately and I would be totally flabberghasted if this were my month. Also I am just battling the last stages of flu, which hasn't exactly left me in the most positive frame of mind...lol. So ey, if I get these goodies, I'll actually only have to not use one - the vitex. And then maybe I can pass it along to one of you fabulous ladies

But nah, I reckon CD1 will come with utter force and that'll be it. Plus I am having fertility paranoia, having had a c section (totally unnatural to me) - I am totally paranoid that it's upset my inner workings somehow... Anyone here had a section and conceived afterward? I know it's totally illogical and many women conceive after a section (tons, I know) but I am nevertheless feeling worried about that...lol.

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Hello wanted to know if I could join the group. I am 23 well at least for one more month, and have been TTC # 2 for 3years now with one MC in Aug of 07. According to my FF chart I am at 3 DPO but I think I am only at 2 DPO either way I am now in the 2 Week Wait.

Also I was wondering if anyone has any experience with using progesterone cream when ttc. I've used it on and off to induce AF but now that I have ovulated I was curious if I should begin taking it. I figured I would wait till tomorrow, 3-4 DPO to start taking it, just so im sure i ovulated. This way I don't stop ovulation. Also should I just continue taking the cream up till a BFP or what DPO would it be safe to discontinue and bring on af if no pregnancy is present. Any experience or advice would be appreciated.
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Shannon,
just waiting it out to see if I can actually O again on my own,
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We've been trying for 10 months to conceive #2
I'm 20

But I'm beginning to give up, don't tell DH though

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I think maybe I should be added to the list - although I feel like I will somehow jinx myself....

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Where are you at in your cycle: CD#4 - cycles normally 31 days long
Appointments: none
Herbs/supplements/medication: Maca root, for libido and increasing fertility
Symptoms if they apply: maca - working
Testing: not yet
Thoughts: none yet

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Hello wanted to know if I could join the group. I am 23 well at least for one more month, and have been TTC # 2 for 3years now with one MC in Aug of 07. According to my FF chart I am at 3 DPO but I think I am only at 2 DPO either way I am now in the 2 Week Wait.

Also I was wondering if anyone has any experience with using progesterone cream when ttc. I've used it on and off to induce AF but now that I have ovulated I was curious if I should begin taking it. I figured I would wait till tomorrow, 3-4 DPO to start taking it, just so im sure i ovulated. This way I don't stop ovulation. Also should I just continue taking the cream up till a BFP or what DPO would it be safe to discontinue and bring on af if no pregnancy is present. Any experience or advice would be appreciated.
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But I'm beginning to give up, don't tell DH though
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Name:Hesperia
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Date: January 2nd
Where are you at in your cycle: CD#4 - cycles normally 31 days long
Appointments: none
Herbs/supplements/medication: Maca root, for libido and increasing fertility
Symptoms if they apply: maca - working
Testing: not yet
Thoughts: none yet
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Age: 28
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Date: 01/03/2009
Where are you at in your cycle: CD 8
Appointments: None
Symptoms if they apply: None, just waiting to ovulate!
Thoughts: I feel myself getting more and more frantic about having a baby the closer I get to 30. I am SO glad my husband is finally on board. Hopefully this will not be a long journey...I feel like I have already been waiting so long.

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Ok, so this morning my temp jumped, or so I thought. I took my temp in bed and it was 97.60. . . its been around 97.30. . Well until I put the temp in my chart and my temp was actually higher around the first of the cycle. So. . . . now Im really confused. cd30 today and I am just still trying to figure out if I should just go til I get AF on my own or call the Dr on CD35 like she said??
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Ok, so this morning my temp jumped, or so I thought. I took my temp in bed and it was 97.60. . . its been around 97.30. . Well until I put the temp in my chart and my temp was actually higher around the first of the cycle. So. . . . now Im really confused. cd30 today and I am just still trying to figure out if I should just go til I get AF on my own or call the Dr on CD35 like she said??
My temps are unpredictable like that, I'd stick with the original plan.

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Hi can I join?

I'm 27 and TTC #3!

We have been TTC for just a few weeks so far. My cycles are very irregular, so I don't know when to test.

I want a baby so bad I can taste it!
Wishing everyone babies in 2009! and Peace in the interim
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Name: NoraFlood
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Where are you at in your cycle: CD 8
Appointments: None
Symptoms if they apply: None, just waiting to ovulate!
Thoughts: I feel myself getting more and more frantic about having a baby the closer I get to 30. I am SO glad my husband is finally on board. Hopefully this will not be a long journey...I feel like I have already been waiting so long.
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Ok, so this morning my temp jumped, or so I thought. I took my temp in bed and it was 97.60. . . its been around 97.30. . Well until I put the temp in my chart and my temp was actually higher around the first of the cycle. So. . . . now Im really confused. cd30 today and I am just still trying to figure out if I should just go til I get AF on my own or call the Dr on CD35 like she said??
I would go with your gut. Do you want to wait and see what what your body will do on its own, or are you ready for a fresh start?
I caved yesterday and called the RE to see if he would call in some provera for me. I talked to the nurse and she said they would, just need a blood test first to rule out pregnancy. Unfortunately the lab was closed for a long weekend, so I have to wait until Monday . Maybe AF will show up first and I won't have to worry about it. My logic on going with it now is that I am on cd57, so almost to where I would be if I just skipped one period. My ideal cycle is 31 days, so there would be some symmetry in getting AF on cd62 of this cycle.
BTW, how long does it usually take to get AF once you start provera?

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Hi can I join?

I'm 27 and TTC #3!

We have been TTC for just a few weeks so far. My cycles are very irregular, so I don't know when to test.

I want a baby so bad I can taste it!
Wishing everyone babies in 2009! and Peace in the interim
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I caved yesterday and called the RE to see if he would call in some provera for me.
I would do the same if I were you. I hope kicks things into gear for you.

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I would go with your gut. Do you want to wait and see what what your body will do on its own, or are you ready for a fresh start?
I caved yesterday and called the RE to see if he would call in some provera for me. I talked to the nurse and she said they would, just need a blood test first to rule out pregnancy. Unfortunately the lab was closed for a long weekend, so I have to wait until Monday . Maybe AF will show up first and I won't have to worry about it. My logic on going with it now is that I am on cd57, so almost to where I would be if I just skipped one period. My ideal cycle is 31 days, so there would be some symmetry in getting AF on cd62 of this cycle.
BTW, how long does it usually take to get AF once you start provera?
Um, I took provera for 7 days and then they tell you that if you dont get AF within the next week to call them. I have taken Provera 3 times and I have gotten my period between 3-5 days after I stopped taking provera.

My cycles are very long so if I wait it out it could take sometime. My shortest cycle in the last year has been 45 days. BUT I am at CD30 now and no sign of Oing yet so its probably gonna be a long cycle. I really dont want to take more meds. . Uh! I am finally over all the side affects from the Clomid. But, if it results in a baby I guess. . . I want a baby so bad. Christmas was sooo stinking hard. So many babies and big bellies all around me. :
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Shannon, I understand how sad and frustrating it is to TTC without actually Oing. It's like you have NO hope... trust me, I know it...

I think you should wait it out... do you think you are taking your temp correctly? It shows a lot of them as open dots, so maybe that is messing up your accurate temps and thus you are missing the O? It looks like you are getting EWCM and that is VERY indicative of O.... I would go with your gut...

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Name: SemperGumby
Age: 24
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Date: 01.03.2009
Where are you at in your cycle: Still waiting for pp menses to arrive.
Appointments: None
Symptoms if they apply: Nada. Still waiting to begin a cycle.

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Hi ladies, mind if I join you? Here's my info...
Name: Brin
Age: 28
TTTC #3
Where are you at in your cycle: I am 7DPO out of a normal 11 day LP
Appointments: yoga!
Symptoms if they apply: tender breasts (especially when I first get up, and at the end of the day), creamy CM, lots of feeling in my lower abdomen
Testing:Hmmm, I think I'm not going to test until AF is due on the 7th
Thoughts: Glad to be trying after trying to get DH on board for over a year. This is our first cycle TTC, but I've been charting since August. I have 2 sons, 8 and 5.

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Testing:Hmmm, I think I'm not going to test until AF is due on the 7th
Thoughts: Glad to be trying after trying to get DH on board for over a year. This is our first cycle TTC, but I've been charting since August. I have 2 sons, 8 and 5.[/B]
Wow Brin your chart looks great! Does it always go so high after O? And trust me, I know about getting DH on board, I'm been begging since July/Aug as well!

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