(Closed) TTC and the TWW – this article is so true for many of us… :-)

posted 7 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

If you have had sex during the time of ovulation, and you are trying to get pregnant, there is one sure thing that you can bank on. At the end of the two week wait, you will either be pregnant, or you won’t. If you do end up pregnant, yippee! If you don’t, as disappointed as you may be, you are apt to be a lot less disappointed if you have realistic expectations, rather than having completely convinced yourself that you are pregnant because 20 some odd women on the internet got you to believe that the cramps that you had three days ago, combined with that glob of mucus that you passed two days ago, combined with the phase of the moon, and your horoscope from last month could only mean that you are surely pregnant.

I love that whole paragraph. I love this article actually. At last I can openly admit that I know I’m ridiculous LOL I’m still going to hang out here πŸ™‚

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

This is absolutely great and boy can I relate. I will say that this one sentence is very, very hard for women that have been trying for a long time to here, though:

“Each month is a new beginning, and when you are meant to get pregnant, you will.” 

There is nothing that hurts me more than to hear that. (For those trying for a long time!)  Very funny, though. And many great points to remember. πŸ™‚

Post # 5
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Busy bee

There are many good points particularly towards the end of the article. But it is written in such a judgmental tone that I find it almost offensive at times, like the author is saying we’re pathetic for posting on ttc boards.  I think we’re a pretty supportive and intelligent group of women and we deserve more credit.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Love the Article.  Valid points and I didn’t take it offensively.  I think the author is trying to remind us to have some fun and not over-analyze.  I’m definitely guilty and I’m glad my Darling Husband and all my wonderful Ladies(Mom/GF/Boards) reminded me that I needed to CHILL because I will be a Mother. 

Post # 7
Bee
6473 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

Yes, it takes the piss out of us who are actively involved in TTC forums – but you know what? I wouldn’t change that for the world. πŸ™‚

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

@chastenet: I agree, it’s kind of annoying.  But at least we don’t have the blinky signatures on this site : )

Post # 9
Bee
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

@JaneyD: Seeing a blinking and flashing ‘STILL TRYING’ banner would be enough to push me over the edge, I think. Especially when you’re posting next to a ‘TRYING FOR NUMBER 35!’

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

@jaguar: : )

Post # 11
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Busy bee

@JaneyD:  I know, those flashing banners are horrible!  And they take up half the space on a thread.

@jaguar:  You’re too much!  =)

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

This article rubs me up in  all the wrong ways,it has overtones of patronizing smugness. (Im guessing written by someone with 6 kids lol) Its got some good points,like always trying to stay relaxed and happy with yourself and your body and try not to be too controlling,but lets face it, saying “just relax,it will happen one day,when the time is right” is something that is waaay easier said than done.

And I love these boards!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@kimbo89: Totally agree with you on that one!

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2012

This article is pretty true for me… I’m finding myself falling victim of the TWW every cycle now. πŸ™

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

i just thought the symptom spotting part was funny…

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I am guilty! I agree that we all probably need to relax, but I also think that these boards are a little community. A support system that I love being a part of.

There is so much joy for that person when someone on the list gets their BFN, and real understanding when something doesn’t go to plan.

It is a place to vent, a place for advice and somewhere where we all share something in common, that perhaps we couldn’t express elsewhere.

thanks for posting, it was an interesting read.

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