Anyone else starting to TTC in June?

posted 8 months ago in TTC
Post # 46
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Helper bee

PorcelainBelle : I’ll also be ttc in June after an ectopic – my second unfortunately. I’m also missing my left tube after a ruptured ectopic a couple of years ago.

I had a methotrexate shot at the beginning of this month for a second ectopic in my right tube. June is when I’m allowed to get pregnant again, but I’m terrified. If I have another ectopic I will have to have my remaining tube removed and I won’t be able to conceive naturally.

 

Post # 47
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

altaira :  So sorry to hear of your struggles Bee! I have my fingers crossed for you that everything turns out well come June!

I went back to my GP on the weekend to get the results of my blood test – everything is looking good! My immunity to chicken pox, rubella, etc is great and my iron levels are really good (about a year ago they were low, so this is good news). She did say I’m on the cusp of being too low in Vitamin D so have started taking supplements (as it’s very important for calcium). DH and I also decided to go ahead with a test my GP recommended that determines whether we are carriers of the genes responsible for cystic fibrosis (CF), fragile x syndrom (FXS) or spinal muscular atrophy (SMA); I have CF in my family (very distantly, but still). I had to have another blood test; if I come back positive for CF or SMA, DH will be tested (as both parents need to be carriers in order for a child to develop either of these conditions – apparently FXS is only passed down through the mother). The centre that does the testing also offer genetic counselling, so if it turns out that we are both carriers they’ll discuss our options with us. This won’t change our decision to have children, but at least we’ll have a heads up of the possibility that we could have a child with one of these illnesses and what it could mean for us moving forward.

Post # 48
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Buzzing bee

altaira :  I’m so sorry you’ve been through that, once was enough for me! Let’s hope your bad luck is over and you conceive quickly when you start trying and with no more ectopics! <3

I’m 31 in May and voiced my concerns to DH last night. We’ve decided to try next month. I just know if it takes us a while to conceive I would be kicking myself if we waited. I’m scared shitless and if I start bleeding when pregnant again it will be SO HARD not to freak out. 

Post # 52
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

garnobella :  Haha yes, DH always tells me that I’m an over-planner lol. We’re still waiting for the results of the genetic testing (actually, this reminds me that I’ve got to call my GP to see if they’ve come in or not yet).

How have your preparation plans been going!? I can’t believe June is so close!

Post # 54
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

lovebirds2016 :  It’s for cystic fibrosis, fragile x syndrome and spinal muscular astrophy. The test is by no means compulsory but is something that my GP recommends to any couples that she sees prior to TTC. We decided to go ahead with it because there is some CF in my family (very distantly but you never know). 

Post # 55
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Helper bee

Yay! I’m glad this thread has picked up again!

I am so excited that the May POAS thread is up, because that means only 1 month until the June thread is up!!! 😀

Post # 56
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2016 - Restaurant in Canmore

garnobella :  My Husband is a welder up north. Since he works shift work we have decided to take a NTNP approach for the first while and see if it happens. We are in no terrible rush. We have a lab/pointer a pyraneese/collie and a heeler/collie/catahoula….lots of energy running around the house! 

Post # 57
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Buzzing bee

garnobella :  We started TTC this cycle,  and I’m totally symptom spotting and googling like crazy. I worked out if we conceived this month we would have a Christmas baby! And our nephew is turning 2 on December 19th lol

I’ve got cheapie HPTs and I really don’t trust them!

Post # 58
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Blushing bee

I’m hoping we get the go ahead to start trying in May or June! I am waiting for a gyno appointment in early May to discuss a large (tennis ball sized) fibroid I have, and whether it is ok to leave for TTC or whether it needs to come out first. I am hoping it’s ok to leave because I am already mid 30s and my recent bloodwork suggested my fertility is starting to decline.

I have done my best to shrink or at least stop growth of the thing while waiting the 3 months for my appointment – I cut out all animal products, stopped drinking coffee and have been taking lots of supplements. I have lost 12 pounds and am hoping that at least starves the nasty tennis ball on my uterus a little!

If the gyno reccomends surgery, then we will have to wait at least 6 months or more to start trying. 🙁

Post # 59
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Helper bee

Is anyone else getting cold feet or even just a little nervous as June gets closer?  I am super relaxed about our wedding and have no real anxiety about it; I’m just happy to have the planning done and to get to marry the love of my life.  

BUT…I no longer think “only 52 days until the wedding” and now I’m thinking “only 52 more days of guarunteed freedom from the responsibility of parenthood”  “only 52 days until I could have to stop drinking for years” “only 52 more days of being free to go on random vacations every couple of months like we currently do” “only 52 more days of being skinny”.  A friend and I are both planning to start TTC in June and every holiday that rolls around we joke that this is our last St. Patrick’s day to get shitfaced and party, our last NYE, last Halloween, etc (our group parties pretty hard and none of us have kids yet).

Don’t get me wrong, I am beyond excited for this chapter of my life.  It’s just that I’ve spent the last 28 years thinking I would have kids SOMEDAY and now that it is so close it’s becoming so real!  I don’t feel like a grown up yet, haha, because we live such a carefree lifestyle.  Charting and prenatals and OPKs are all such serious grown up things.  My FI and I’s conversations have turned from “what country should we visit next?” to looking at charts and talking about baby names.  Things like that make me love him even more because he is SO incredibly excited to be a dad, but it is getting harder and harder to accept all of these “lasts”.

Am I the only one?

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