Post # 1
So I have just ovulated and am now chilling out in my luteal phase, waiting for AF in approx. 12 days.
We decided that the end of November would be our time to TTC, and we talked about it again last night and Darling Husband is excited.
However… due to the length of my cycle, I’m due to ovulate next at the beginning of December, which means that we can technically chuck out the condoms now… and technically start “trying” now…
OMG! I’m suddenly terrified and excited all at once! This is such a huge step!
How did everyone else feel when that time to start trying actually came, and wasn’t just a far off event?
Post # 3
@PinkTeapot: pretty much exactly like that, lol! It was definitely strange and a bit like, “I feel like we’ve been waiting for this for a long time, but ohmygod are we ready???” We are just starting our second cycle of TTC, so that feeling still hasn’t quite worn off, but it feels more normal to be trying now. Can’t wait to see how we feel once we actually get pregnant!
Post # 4
@PinkTeapot: Im still in my first TWW and I feel like “we are so ready…omg are we ready?” Every. Single. Day. It is super weird but exciting! DH pulled the goalie without telling me so I didn’t have that last bit of waiting.
Post # 5
I’m glad I’m not the only one who feels this way! It’s just so weird the way you spend your whole reproductive life trying to NOT get pregnant, then all of a sudden it’s like “let’s make a baby!!”
Post # 6
@PinkTeapot: It is strange but is amazing how focused you can become on it, never thought I’d be like that, guess it’s your body saying or even shouting “I’m ready!”
Post # 7
Still feels surreal! Like OMG! Did we really just make the biggest decision of our LIVES!?
Post # 8
@Sasha2011: Decision that will change. your. life. FOREVER!
And before this I thought cutting my hair was a huge decision…
Post # 9
- Wedding: August 2013 - backyard in the woods
When Darling Husband and I started it was terrifying and exciting. The first time I was like, what the h-e-double-hockeysticks did we just do!!?? Now that we’ve been trying awhile its way more exciting than scary, but still a little scary- I mean it’s not like you can take it back once you succeed ya know? You’d think being in my 30’s I’d feel 100% ready, but it varies. Most days I think, “Bring it on!” but there are some times I still wonder, “Are we really ready for this?”
Post # 10
@PinkTeapot: Yup. We got married yesterday and last night was the first time with no “goalie.” So weird being happy/excited/nervous/totally freaking out at the same time! Like you’re “ready” but not READY.
Post # 11
- Wedding: March 2014 - Narrawallee reserve/beach & Mollymook golf club
We made a split second decision after which I was really excited. Then I went to my GP and wound up being diagnosed with PCOS (also had endometriosis) and wasn’t ovulating. We did 2 cycles of Clomid during which we didn’t become pregnant so I went in to a bit of a depression, but then a couple of months later came down with “the flu” and decided to use the last test and BINGO! So to sum it up – Excited, devestated, and finally over the moon!
Post # 12
@PinkTeapot: “It’s just so weird the way you spend your whole reproductive life trying to NOT get pregnant, then all of a sudden it’s like “let’s make a baby!!“
I literally said almost this exact same thing to Darling Husband the other night. Crazy!!
Post # 13
We agreed to start trying to figure it would take a few months to get it right. I felt like we were doing something we were going to get in trouble for since I had never had sex without some kind of contraceptive! We actually got pregnant on the first shot. That was a little unexpected, but she’s 2 now and we are happy with how it all went!
Post # 14
@PinkTeapot: haha! Congrats! I completely understand. We were TTA and decided to TTC for June. I kind of freaked out. BFN, and now we’re basically waiting until around Christmas time (DH is home right now, but I just finishing AF today. He leaves again for 16 weeks on Thursday). I’m so excited but am freaking out! I keep thinking about the reality that we could be celebrating Christmas with a baby next year! It’s so exciting but definitely also terrifying.
Post # 15
@PinkTeapot: Yes!! This describes my feelings exactly…I just went off BC last month, and I’m starting my period now so obviously no BFP but it is both terrifying and exciting to think that this next one could be it.
Sometimes I’m so excited and happy about having a family, and sometimes I’m terrifed and not ready…but I’m glad these feelings are normal!
Post # 16
I havent even gotten to the actual trying point yet but going off BC and picking up prenatals hit Darling Husband and I hard as it is. I got my basal thermometer in the mail and then yesterday i started taking prenatals and i have 5 days left of active BC pills. Its hitting us hard and we havent even gotten to the point of actually having sex to TTC… I will be surprised if we can even actually perform to have sex that first time… lol.