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TTC 6+ months December Support Thread



Welcome to the support thread for those of us who've been trying for a little bit longer than the average bear. The 6-12 month mark in TTC seems especially tough because it's been longer than a lot of people but not quite long enough to qualify for the next level of treatment/approach. (Note that some of us have been trying for 12+, but we're taking our time and sticking with this thread for a bit!)

We would love to talk with others who are at similar places in
their TTC journey. Please jump on in and introduce yourself!



:TTC for 6+ Months:

allisonrose-TTC #1 since 10/05
angel1895— TTC #2 since 2/06
ann109 - TTC #1 since 07/06
anonymousk – TTC #1 since 5/06
Beutyful--TTC #1 since 4/06
Blucactus - TTC #2 since 3/06
c_something- TTC #1 since 12/05
ChristyM26 – TTC #1 since 2/06
Coome – TTC #1 since 9/05
ELKMama — TTC #2 since 3/06
greenegirl — TTC#1 since 5/06
GoodyTiptoesWish – TTC #2 since 1/06
Hezzy – TTC #1 since 11/05
Itybty – TTC #1 since 9/05
Izzysmom - TTC #2 since 5/06
Joygee - TTC #2 since 9/05
Kvan – TTC #2 since 8/05
LaLibertad - TTC #1 since 04/06
Let it be-TTC#1 since 3/06
Lilyflower – TTC #3 since 1/06
martiniolive26 - TTC #1 since 5/06
Maybebabysoon – TTC #1 since 9/05
Megnmama – TTC #2 since 8/05
mommy in chaos-TTC #2 since 3/06
~MoonGypsy~-TTC #2 since 3/06
Mosquitobite - TTC #? since 7/05
Oceanmommy – TTC #2 since 7/05
Pamered_mom – TTC #2 since 12/05
Pycelan – TTC #3 since 10/05
Punquin —TTC #1 since 8/05
SarahJen — TTC #1 since 1/06
Selkat — TTC since 08/05
SereneBabe- TTC #2 since...
Susykat - TTC#1 since 05/06
Taradactyl3 — TTC #2 since 6/06
Tarahsolazy – TTC #2 since 11/05
Tenk – TTC #5 since 04/06
ValarieR - TTC #1 since 12/05
Willowsmom — TTC #2 since 1/04
Willzmama – TTC #2 since fall/05
wombatclay - TTC #2 since 2/06





Graduates
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Stacymom - due 9/07 with #3 after 8 months TTC
Racecar — due 7/07 with #2 after 13 months TTC
HopesMom-due 7/07 with #3 and #4! after 10 months TTC
Secretlytrying – due 6/07 with #3 after ? months TTC
Txbikegrrl – due 6/07 with #1 after 5 months of TTC!
ChristineIndy - due 6/07
Chrissy – due 5/07 with #3 after 11 months of TTC!
Arwyn - due 3/07 with #1 after a whole bunch of months of TTC!
Paisley – due 3/07 with #2 after 9 months of TTC!
Didkisa – due 3/07 with #1 after 7 months of TTC!
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Old 12-01-2006, 08:32 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Happy December ladies!

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Happy December Ladies! Here's hoping for a million BFP's for the holiday season. May we all be blessed with loving family and friends, and may our hearts be calm and peaceful no matter what the outcome.

Here Here (raise that cute little champagne glass)
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Ok, somebody PLEASE look at my chart before i go mad!!! Is my temp still high? I slept with NO blankets on last night to see if it would go back to normal... but it didn't! It stayed up .4 degrees higher then my lower temp! I'm not sure if I want to be excited or sickened by the thought that it could be tri-phasic. What do you all think???

Someone pleeeease tell me soon or I'm really going to go insane!
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Oh, and don't forget to go back to the old thread and catch up on yesterday's thread... it was quite busy!

It appears that our dear friends Lily and Itty have decided to go and take the Clomid!!! I am so excited for you guys!

And I also listened to the Squirrel Nut Zippers and they were pretty good. I don't think I'll be rushing out to buy the CD, but they were ok. DH on the other hand, (a music gue-rue) was like "I can't believe I've never heard of them before" and he downloaded a couple songs on his phone...
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Theresa I think it's looking very promising : how are you feeling?
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I feel nada! No sore bb's, no cramps, no nothing... I have an overwhealming sense that my ovaries feel bigger... odd as it may seem... But I'm sure that's just me. My bb's should start hurting any time though. They usually start hurting about 3DPO, and nothing yet.
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theresa.. I feel the same way your dh does.. I know music.. I know lots about music.. you'd think I'd know who they are... I know the one song they do... but I didnt recognize the name... anyway...

I have an af question... maybe its just cause I just got off the pill.. my af normally/almost always goes from heavy and just dwindles down from there... I have had af since sunday.. and it just keeps getting heavier... I resorted today to wearing a tampon.. and a pad.. cause its just THAT heavy (I really want to get a divacup.. just dont have the moolah for it yet).. anybody have any input?

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Angel~
I know that the Divacup seems like a lot of money to front, but if you think about it, 3 periods that require a pad & a tampon would cost you just as much. So take the money that you would spend for the next three month on pads/tampons and buy your cup, and you'll start saving money after 3 months. I think the cheapest Divacup I've found was like $25. If you shop around, you can find it cheap! I bought mine from Amazon for like $35 and then googled it later and found it WAY cheaper...

Sarah~
I think I want to be pg so bad this month (because of the 2 months off we'll be taking due to the wedding) that I'm looking for everything! But it's VERY frustrating that I'm not seeing ANYTHING at ALL!!!
ETA: OH, by the way Sarah, the new thread looks fantastic!!!
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I think I want to be pg so bad this month (because of the 2 months off we'll be taking due to the wedding) that I'm looking for everything! But it's VERY frustrating that I'm not seeing ANYTHING at ALL!!!
...except for CRAZY HIGH TEMPS! And you did say you were emotional right?
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theresa.. what i mean.. I just cant afford it.. now... right now.. lol.. after rent gets paid I wont have enough to get it.. I plan on it within the next month

btw.. I've resolved to call everyone by their real name

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Sarah~
I forgot about the high temps for just a minute... Guess that is pretty odd... did you check out my previous charts? I've never had temps this high. And yes, I have been pretty emotional since monday, but I associated that with having been home for Thanksgiving and my family is very emotionally taxing. But yesterday I did sit down and cry for about 10 minutes because DH made me feel bad. But I was fine soon after. Would you call that a mood swing?

Crystal~
I get it... so you get your rent paid, buy your divacup when you have the funds, boil it, put it in a ziplock bag, and save it till your next af. Though if you're lucky, it'll be about a year before you actually need it!!! : that that's what happens! Oh, and good idea about the first name thing!
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Hi everyone, I would like to join and it looks great over here. DH and I kinda talked about not trying for a while, but he seems to think if we don't wait that it would be too hard on me. If I have another miscarriage per say. I don't know what the right thing to do is. One one hand, I think can we really afford to have another baby or two, even tho that's what we both want. Do we want them now or do we want them when even Kaleb is in school. Not in 07 but in 08 he'll go to K. UGH, it's just so hard to decide. We did just go out and buy a 2007 Tahoe with 9 full size seats just because we wanted enough room for more kids (and I hated our Durango). Part of me wants a baby now, and part of me does not. I got ahead of myself and bought some maternity clothes that were super cheap that i just loved and now I don't need them. I wish I could just wave a magic wand and the decision would be made for me. Or one of you could tell me the right thing to do.....:

Can you please add me to the TTC #5 since 04/06? thank you.

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Well, I have mostly been lurking since my initial posts on here. But I am still here and still trying. I talked to a midwife last night, and I really liked her. I'm 9 dpo today, so I am going to wait and see what happens this week. Then I'll call her and make an appointment. If I do get a BFP, it'll be the first visit for that, otherwise, I'll get a pap smear and blood work, etc.
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Teneal~
I'm glad you're going to at least stick around here for a while. We'd have missed you! I think you're doing the right thing by taking your time to make the decision. You can alway change it from day to day, and as long as you're here, we'll support you the way you need it.

Karen~
: that you'll be going to her for your first prenatal visit! The other one sounds not much fun


Ok... it's a long morning... I'm baking cookies again... these ones are way too sweet! I need something to do!!!
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I quickly want to subscribe to the thread, but can't talk now, tons of company over. Good morning!
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Hey Lily! How you feeling?
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Just like normal. Maybe a little bloated? I feel just fine. My 15 year old son is having four friends over who spent the night last night, so I can't be on here too much. I feel great and excited and sure hope this works.

Hey, I just wanted to add that I may have sounded like I am a pretty unhealthy person, but in general, I am a vegetarian who eats vegetable dinners and blended fruit shakes for breakfast and I am pretty healthy. I am the right weight for my height, but I haven't been exercising too much though because it is so DARN cold outside! But, I just drink diet cokes. I also eat ice cream a lot now. Anyway, I didn't want to come across as an unhealthy person TTC.
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WOW! 4 Fifteen year old boys!!! I'd go crazy! Though I'm not a big fan of teenagers... They're annoying...
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Hey Ladies!

Can you please add me to the TTC#1 since 05/06

I am so sorry Tenk

We are getting DH SA done and if I'm not preggo then I will start Clomid next cycle

I am 5DPO and I feel good about my chart, but I am also trying not to get my hopes up. I keep rubbing my belly in hopes that there is a baby in there who just needs my encouragement
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Tenk, I hope you feel better soon.

My teenager is a pretty cool guy! But some of his friends can be obnoxious.

good luck Susykat!
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Oh dear - first names? I'll try, but no promises. I've been having insomnia-ish issues, not being able to fall asleep at night, staying up until 1,2 even 3 am. So I took melatonin last night, and I zonked!!! I was out like a light by 12:30, and I only pushed to stay up util then because Barenaked Ladies were on Leno. The bad thing is, I slept so deeply that I slept thru the alarm (actually I turned it off without waking up ) thru the tv (set on a timer to come on for an hour) and thru DH's calls. I finally woke up at 10:30, but only because I had to pee. I think next time I take it, it'll be at like 5pm, so it wears off around sunrise, not noon.

Lily - teenagers? Wow, for some reason when you mentioned kids I was thinking little ones. I feel normal too - although last night after ripping seams from not 1 but 2 screwed up quilt blocks, I was a wee bit grumpy. I can't blame the Clomid for that though.

Teneal - I'm glad you want to stick around for a bit. I and totally hear ya on the car thing. 2 years ago when we were starting to think about trying, I was driving a 2-seat convertible (well - i still drive it on nice days, but now it's a sunny-day car only) and so after I finished school I jokingly told DH I wanted a car, since I got "gypped" with no car for graduating high school - so I therefore "deserved" one for college. (Totally kidding, mind you - I was just happy to be done with school ) DH surprised me when he agreed that I "deserved" a car, and also noted that putting a car seat in the back seat of a 2-seater was going to be difficult at best. So we went out and bought a really nice 4-door Subaru wagon, and while I love the car, but sometimes I swear that unused backseat is mocking me. If I had a magic wand I'd wave it for everyone in this thread..

greengirl - fingers crossed!
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Lily... I remember you said you had a coule older kids in a pp... how do they feel about another potential sibling? just wondering. and its good to hear youre feelin good

theresa.. that made me laugh.. my sis is 14.. and she can be such a pain!

teneal.. I hope that it doesnt hurt you too much... youre gonna get through it! take your time.. put your feet up.. right now would be the best time for you just to relax

karen- along with everyone else : I'm rootin that its a prenatal for ya!

I hope everyones havin a good day!

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ity... no one said you had too!! I just thought it would be more personal.. I like it.. but if someone doesnt want to do it.. or want to be called a first name.. then so be it
(anyways.. I dont even know your name)

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Ity, Nope I've got big kids 15 and 7. That is why this whole process has been somewhat emotional, not knowing if I am TOO OLD or what. I don't feel too old. I don't think I look too old (but what do I know, I think I look exactly the same as I always have). Anyway, I think I have thought all that through by now, but it has been a major thought. It is just that I didn't become pregnant since I had my 7 year old. I was hoping it would just happen sometime naturally during that time without thinking about it. But it didn't. So time flew.

(I am 37)
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OH!!!

Hi Katherine!!



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Posts are getting all crossed up. Angel, they don't know I am trying because that is just TMI for my teenager. When it does finally happen, I think they will be happy and just go with the flow as our household goes that way nicely.

One thing my son recently surprised me by saying "mom, look at this guitar for if you ever have a little girl" (it was a little daisy guitar) so that showed me he still thinks I am in the running!
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Wow this thread is going along very quickly. Already page 2 and it's just barely December where I'm at!

I can't believe that Christmas is right around the corner. TTC makes time go so fast - I'm always looking ahead two weeks. This past year has gone by in a blink of an eye. Well, maybe I'll get a BFP as a Christmas gift this year - AF will likely be expected right around Christmas Day. I'll be back east - I wonder if being screened with check-in luggage would damage a pregnancy test? Or it could be carried on and go through the Xray machine...

Tenk - Hope the pain eases up on you. Good luck making a decision on what you want to do.

Divacup - I've been interested in getting on but I'm in the same camp as Ity needing the pre-child size right now but hoping the next AF will never come and I will be needing the after-child size 9 months from now.

Ity - My husband and I chose a new car based on safety. We made sure it had LATCH in the back seat. We saw the same car in a parking lot with a booster seat in the back and it made me sad that our car has nothing in the back seat.

lily - it's pretty brave to have a little one while you already have teens. Many parents would be looking at a "finish line".

mommy_i_c - I think your chart looks promising.

susykat - Welcome to the thread! Hope your stay here will be short

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Lily --

37 isn't too old! I'm 32, but my DH is 42. If I were to be pregnant, I would be due on 8/15 -- 3 weeks before DH's 43rd birthday. And this will be a first child for both of us. Sometimes that is a little scary!
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