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Welcome survivors/graduates, and congratulations to all! Whether you’ve tried for a few months or three years, this journey can be a long and emotionally draining one. Hopefully this board will be a place for all our lovely graduates to celebrate and enjoy this time in our lives. Also, it’s a convenient way for our soon-to-be graduates to stalk us more easily 😉
So let’s roll call!
- What’s your TTC story?
- Where are you in your pregnancy?
- What symptoms are you having?
- What’s your favorite and least favorite part of being pregnant?
- What are you most excited about?
- What are you most scared about?
- What was most helpful for you getting through the TTC period, and what do you want to pass on/pay forward to our future grads?
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- What’s your TTC story? I’m 29, my husband is about to turn 31. We’ve been somewhat NTNP but actually trying for 6 months. I was ovulating but weakly. RE put me on Clomid 50mg, which made me ovulate earlier than usual, and 10 days later….BFP!
- Where are you in your pregnancy? 2-3 weeks. EDD 6/4/15. First ultrasound to check placement this Thurs 10/2!
- What symptoms are you having? Peeing every 10 min, cramping/stretching feeling, lower backache, MOOD SWINGS, increased hunger, fatigue.
- What’s your favorite and least favorite part of being pregnant? So far just the mood swings. I can go from happy and chipper to ready to cut a bitch in 0.2 seconds flat.
- What are you most excited about? Seeing a little bean on an ultrasound, growing a bump, actually having a baby in my arms.
- What are you most scared about? Terrified of miscarrying.
- What was most helpful for you getting through the TTC period, and what do you want to pass on/pay forward to our future grads? My husband being emotionally supportive was huge. I also had a great RE who listened to me and was willing to be aggressive in monitoring my cycles and not wasting time. Also, following the PCOS boards was really helpful, just to know I wasn’t alone and have a place to talk. Future grads, you will be here soon, I know it.
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Excited to be part of this board too!
What’s your TTC story? I’m 26, almost 27 and hubby is 30. We were trying for just over a year when we got our BFP. Started in August 2013 and thought we were pregnant in October but turns out I had pocus and just wasn’t ovulating. 3 rounds of 50mg Clomid – nothing. First round of 100mg and got our BFP at 10dpo 🙂
Where are you in your pregnancy? I’m just over 9 weeks pregnant! EDD May 5th. Had dating scan – everything looked good and saw the heartbeat (146!). First prenatal appointment October 14th and 12 week scan (but I’ll be almost 13) October 26th.
What symptoms are you having? Just tired, sore boobs but that’s lessening, hunger and really sore lower back. No morning sickness thank goodness!
What’s your favorite and least favorite part of being pregnant? Being pregnant is my favourite, lol. Waited so long! Least favourite part is just the nerves and waiting (impatiently!) to get to the next week, month, etc..
What are you most excited about? Meeting whoever I’m cooking in there! Very close second is finding out gender 🙂
What are you most scared about? Losing our precious gift
What was most helpful for you getting through the TTC period, and what do you want to pass on/pay forward to our future grads? Basically, the fact I never gave up hope and always believed I would be a mommy. That’s what got me through, even though there were days I doubted my optimism. I can’t stress enough the importance of staying positive (and as hard as it is, patient) that you’ll have your miracle baby. I’m positive we got our BFP because I was way less stressed that month because I resigned myself to “if it’s meant to happen, it will”. 🙂
Post # 7
So I had my first ultrasound today! Got to see the tiny, tiny sac, still too early to see an embryo. Doc said I’m 5 weeks (going from LMP, which is actually accurate enough at this point). We scheduled another one for about two weeks from now and he said I should be able to see the heartbeat then!! So excited!!
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Lone Star: I cannot wait until I’m as far along as you. So excited!
AmyintheTARDIS: yay! Let us know how the next scan goes. Post a pic if you get one! I’ll post a pic of mine on October 26th! 🙂
Post # 10
So this may seem like a really ridiculous and stupid question, but it’s been on my mind so I’m going to ask it. A lot of PCOSers, myself included, are overweight and struggle with losing weight. I have been having such a hard time thinking about gaining weight lately, even due to something as wonderful as pregnancy. I don’t think I look as overweight as my BMI indicates (lots of muscle under the fat) but it took me almost 2 years to lose 20 lbs, and then I regained 5 of if even when I was trying to continue losing or at least maintain. The thought of gaining more and then having to lose it all after baby comes is totally overwhelming. Has anyone else had these kind of crazy thoughts?
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AmyintheTARDIS: I’m the same way – easy to gain but ridiculously hard to lose. I know I shouldn’t gain too much and I’ll have doctors watching me I’m sure, but I’m keeping the mind set of if I gain and baby is healthy, I can always diet and exercise when it’s here, because obviously now is not the time for that. I’m just happy I have an excuse to be chunky right now, lol. Plus I’ve heard it’s easier to lose the weight if you breastfeed – don’t know if I’ll be able to cause of my reduction, but hey, if it helps I’ll try. Don’t think about it too much 🙂 focus on growing that baby!
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- What’s your TTC story? I’m 28 and husband is 31. We have been together 8 years but wanted to wait to start a family until we were ready.
We tried for about 6 months with temping and OPKs with no luck. It did help me realize I wasn’t ovulating on my own. I had previous medical issues that made it likely that I would need help, so after 6 months I went to my OBGYN. I was diagnosed with PCOS and put on Metformin. It helped drop a couple a pounds but still wasn’t ovulating. Tried 2 rounds of Clomid. Second round I ended up with a BFP. It took us 11 months to get there.
- Where are you in your pregnancy? I am 15w3d. Have a 16w ultrasound next week to make sure my uterus is not incompetent (I had a LEEP several years ago). They took me off the Metformin at my 13 week appointment.
- What symptoms are you having? No vomitting, but still nauseous, lots of lower back pain, and the headaches have started.
- What’s your favorite and least favorite part of being pregnant? Favorite part is watching my belly and the baby grow. Least favorite is not feeling well pretty much constantly and not feeling like myself because of it.
- What are you most excited about? Everything. We’ve waited a long time to be parents.
- What are you most scared about? Pre-term labor before the baby is big enough to survive.
- What was most helpful for you getting through the TTC period, and what do you want to pass on/pay forward to our future grads? Be direct and firm with your doctor. Do your research! If you have a doctor that isn’t respecting you or taking you seriously, then find a new one. I went into my doctor’s office knowing what my problem was and she was ready to find a solution. When I said I would rather be more aggressive with treatment (she didn’t want to start me on Clomid for 3 months after when I actually started) knowing that I wasn’t ovulating, she was on board with me. If she hadn’t been or tried to pressure me into something else, I would have looked for a different doctor.
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Post # 13
mdglass: Welcome to the board!
MrsTwister: Thanks lady, I’m trying. I did schedule an appt with my therapist to talk about it, since I know it’s irrational but I need help getting past it.
In other news, as usual I spoke too soon. Doc called Monday and put me on progesterone “as a precaution,” which I think is code for “your progesterone was low/borderline low again at the last set of bloodwork.” Bleh. At least my insurance covers it, so it’s not expensive. I cannot wait for Monday though, when we have another ultrasound that should show a heartbeat!
Post # 14
Just stumbled across this board. I have PCOS, TTC for 18 months and got pregnant my first cycle off Clomid (was prepping for IUI the next month). Baby boy is almost 15 months old now. Congrats to all of you!
Post # 15
Mrs.D: congrats! Glad to hear stories like yours 🙂