Post # 1
I’m pretty new to these boards…..and Well, I will know in about any minute (or within the next 3 days) if AF will arrive or not…but I suspect she will, I just have a feeling….I don’t obsesse over symtpoms because I know it’s pretty pointless in the very early stages.
I have to say though that I’m starting to get a little frustrated…dissaspointed that it hasn’t happend yet, even though I’m aware that it can take up to a year, I’m also aware of the chances per month and that 50% of fertilizations fail to attach or remain attached…and that we just have to be patient…..but I can’t help but be slightly annoyed that I wasn’t one of “those girls”….that it didn’t just happen easily for.
I chart my cycles but that’s it…I will note if I see obvious EWCM, but I don’t know when I ovulate…I just average out about 10 days it’s happening within and we just BD regularly, or every other day during those days. ….and honestly we BD pretty regularly outside of those days as well. …so clealry I know I can increase my chances by using OPK’s and temping and whatnot….but still feel like I want to let it happen when it happens…but at the same time disspointed that it’s not happening fast…if that makes any sense at all.
I can’t help but wonder if there’s something wrong with me. DH was married before when he was really young, we know he got her pregnant shortly thereafter (she chose to end that pregnancy) and although that was over 15 years ago, I”m prety sure he still maintains his verility….although he doesn’t sleep much these days, I do worry that might be affecting his sperm count.
I have never had any problems with my cycle, no signs of hormonal issues, always relativley regular….a family of very fertile women.
I could just use some words of encouragement if nothing else. WE’ve talked about maybe we should jsut go on vacation for like two weeks and do nothing but rest and BD…but then I feel liket hat would put even more pressure on us…so I dunno.
Also, no one knows we are trying…literally no one, so I have no one to talk to.
Post # 3
@SamanthaBolero: Well it took me 6 cycles to become pregnant, and I’m only 23. I worried about DH’s boys and all that but it’s true that it just takes time due to odds. Sure there will be some who get it on the first, second, third try, but it’s all just chance! I don’t know how involved you are in TTC (meaning BBT, OPK’s, whatever) but I had a chemical my 5th cycle and it really upset DH so we decided to really give it our all. What we did was use pre-seed, an expectorant (which I got from costco, it was like 200 pills for 10 bucks so don’t waste your money on stupid mucinex if you try this) and we started out BD every other day during my fertile week, but then you know what they say the more you have it the more you want it, and it quikly escalated to every day lol. This is so TMI but I made sure to O after DH even if I already O’d to get the little guys moving on up there. I don’t know what if any of this helped, but I got my BFP that cycle. I don’t know if any of this is encouraging or what you’re lookning for, but just know you are totally normal, there is really no need to worry at this point so keep your chin up!
Post # 4
Sorry you are frustrated. Getting pregnant is not an easy task. Even for a healthy woman with no issues, the chance of getting pregnant each month is only 25%! Crazy right?
It took me 7 months. Being overweight was my only “issue”, but doctor said I’m super healthy with no issues, just takes time.
Just know you’re doing nothing wrong. When the time is right it’ll happen when you least expect it! Good luck!
Post # 5
Thanks…yeah, we are just casually TTC right now..no OPK’s, no temping, no exectorants/mucolytics….just good old fashioned regular BD’ing. I”m trying not to get worried. I feel like I want to barf this morning and my tum has been acting up… but I just had a pretty rough night last night……so I”m not counting on a missed period just yet. I’m on day 23 and my cycles are usually never longer than 26, but often come on 22 or 24. I’m sure a FRER would be accurate at this point.,,,but I wprobably won’t bother unless I do’nt see AF by day 28.
I am trying to remain optomistic and hopeful…thanks for the pep talk.