Post # 1
So I was married a few months ago and I follow along a lot. I have to say I love how supportive all of the TTC and pregnant bees are of each other!
I don’t know if this is truly along the TTC part, but DH and I just made the decision for me to get off of BC. We always said we would wait a few years before trying, but something in both of us has changed. In all honesty we aren’t really “trying”, but not preventing anymore. I am not gonna chart, or take my temperature, I do have an app that tracks my periods and all of that, so I will pay better attention to it. But I am so excited, giddy, and nervous all wrapped up in to one ball of emotions and nothing has even happened yet. Still, I knew this would be the place to be to share all of that.
Any advice or words of wisdom from those trying or those who succeded? How did you deal with all of these feelings? How long did it take some of you naturally?
Post # 3
Did I write this? I stopped BC 3 months ago but we also use condoms. I just went for my annual doctors appointment and I was so nervous this morning.
We are going to actively start trying next month. I suggest you tweak your diet and excercise (if necessary), start taking a multi vitamin and folic acid, and have sex at least once every 48 hours during CD11-CD19 (if you have a 28 day period).
I did buy a BASAL thermometer to temp but I am not going to be strict. 60 seconds in the morning is really nothing.
Good luck. It really is an exciting and scary journey.
Post # 4
@alzell02: You just make sure to not think of sex as baby making. It’s tough, especially when you’re actively TTC, but you just need to have will power. It will be scary and exciting all at once, and if you do end of pregnant you may go through mixed emotions, and that is perfect normal. Don’t feel like you have to have sex at this point since you guys aren’t going to actively try. Just have fun and try to relax 🙂
Post # 5
@loveus: From my recent experience, once you take the step to start taking temperatures, you’ll be all or nothing. You’ll be full blown charting and doing everything else before you know it!
I would strongly recommend not doing a THING except not preventing if you want to stay laid back about it. I think you’ll be surprised how quickly you’ll jump into TTC. Have fun!
Post # 6
@alzell02: Yay! I share your excitement. I recommend charting, Folic acid and OPKs. Best of luck to you.
Post # 7
we did the same…stopped BC, I charted my periods so that if I did get pregnant I would know how far along but we did nothing else really. We decided this long before we had actually planned to try. Well, little did we know 5 months would pass and we suddenly felt very ancy, why hadn’t it happend yet? Some people who knew got pregnant without “trying” so easily? It kind of ramped up our desire to get pregnant faster, and made us feel tired of being patient. On the 6th month we used an OPK, since I was curious about when my surge was, and I got pregnant. So just be prepared, that if nothing happens in 6 months, you may find yourself taking steps to speed thigns along!
Post # 8
Congrats honey! Like a PP stated this is also a good time to check and revamp your diet and vitamins, etc.