AHH, I don't know how to feel

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
117 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
7654 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@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
3156 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012


@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
10837 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@alzell02: Yay! I share your excitement. I recommend charting, Folic acid and OPKs. Best of luck to you.

Post # 7
2114 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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
2311 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Congrats honey! Like a PP stated this is also a good time to check and revamp your diet and vitamins, etc.

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