Post # 47
hola! I think we will start TTC by the end of this year. (did I just type that?!?!). I haven’t been taking any BC for about 2 years now but we haven’t been TTC. Hubs has had baby fever for 2 years solid. I’m really super nervous to start trying because I am 34 so I worry if we will have any trouble.
Post # 49
I was a lurker, turned charter for practice, turned legit TTCer… very helpful ladies all around for every stage youre at, whether you just want to know more or actually trying for a baby.
As Jag said we don’t bite! 🙂 glad so many bees have stepped forward, great thread @diplomatswife
Post # 50
((Hugs)). Hope you find some answers soon.
I too was a lurker, started charting this month, and also use the opks, so we’ll see…
Post # 51
I am so sorry to hear about your struggles. You and your husband sound incredibly strong, and I hope the rest of your ttc journey brings you what you’re looking for.
Thanks! I didn’t expect this kind of response. It’s cool for me to see all these unfamiliar faces (well… avatars).
Post # 52
I am a newish lurker. This month was our first month TTC. I don’t think it was very successful as DH was working nights during my supposed fertile window. Not quite sure if I want to jump on the charting bandwagon just yet. But I have to admit I am very curious. I think I know when I ovulate, but who knows. Anyone else feel like they know when they ovulate without charting? Good luck to all.
I am sorry for your loss. Wishing you lots of baby dust.
Post # 53
I’m a sometimes lurker, sometimes poster. If I get overly involed in TTC I get a bit craaaazy. Lurking keeps me in check… atleast until I O. After that point I’m a bit crazy anyways. 🙂
Post # 54
Guilty! Not TTC, not even married yet, but I get baby fever every now and then.
My Fiance is like that too, except he’s your age and I’m 21 (we’ll be 26 and 22 respectively when we get married). I hear “I don’t want to be an old dad” a lot. He thinks 30 is an old dad.
Post # 55
I am mostly a lurker, but recently showing myself a little more on these boards. I think we are going to start TTC in December. Starting to feel soooo soon now. Scares me! I have endometriosis so we will see what happens.. Not on any kind of birth control, pretty abnormal periods, may try charting next month but with my crazy work schedule I don’t know if it will work since there are hardly any days I wake up the same time. Going to buy Taking charge of your fertility this week. Have been getting acupuncture for almost 2 years. I LOVE happy endings= BFP and sticky babies.
Post # 56
- Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia
I am SO happy to see so many de-lurkers! I hope you find the support of the TTC boards useful – I would never have survived without these awesome ladies.
Post # 57
I’m guilty of lurking on the TTC board! I don’t know why really, because we aren’t even pre-TTC yet, though I wish we were. The truth is I am in grad school for chemistry, and though we both want a baby, the time just isn’t right while I am still in this program. I work 60-70 hours to week in a chemistry lab, so I am around pretty nasty chemicals almost all the time, which is not where I would want to be when I get pregnant. And it’s a very serious and competitive program, and it would be harder to be successful while pregnant/raising children. I’m the minority in my department that I am even a married grad student.
So I lurk on the TTC board because I am excited about babies and think pregnancy is amazing and can’t wait to experience it myself…but I just CAN’T yet. Hopefully in 3 or so more years when I graduate and get a job, we can finally start our family!
I also have these crazy fears since we won’t start trying until I am like 28 and since my mom had trouble conceiving in her early 20s, that I will be in for a really hard time. I hope it’s not that way, as I know plenty other ladies who have gotten prego in their late 20’s-30’s, but it just scares me that I may not be the most “fertile” to start with!
Post # 58
I totally get being nervous about being able to conceive. Actually, I feel like The Bee has made me really paranoid that we’re going to have trouble conceiving, even though we don’t have any family history to indicate that. Something about seeing how much trouble others are having makes me really nervous! 🙂
Post # 59
Yeah, I know what you mean exactly! And also, my parents hang out with a group of neighbors that are all early to mid 30s, and EVERYONE in that group has fertility issues, no exaggeration. They have all either had to go IVF, use sperm donors, or adopt. It scares me because I don’t know how all of them had such issues! And hearing about it has made me realize how expensive IVF and such is, and it’s not usually covered by insurance. But at least I am educated about the process, so if it does happen to us, I won’t be completely blind-sided!
But then of my best friends gets pregnant just by thinking about it, I swear! So who knows. I am trying not to obsess too much (though that is hard for my personality lol) but lurking on this board is probably counter productive to that end!
Post # 60
- Wedding: October 2010 - The Pearl S. Buck House
::shy wave:: Hi hi! I’ve been lurking around, sometimes about to comment on something then I delete it! Major lurking weirdo.
I read TCOYF as soon as we started talking about it (highly recommend @jboltz19). I’m on my third cycle off BC, and charting (though my temping got screwed up when we moved, and then when my dog chomped my thermometer… arg). At first I charted to avoid pregnancy sans BC/during moving…
But now I’m actually looking for my new insurance card to call and make a preconception appt! (New town, new doc…). Mr. Thimble is ready, I’m ready (I think!!). Mr. T wants to basically NTNT but I can’t help wanting to plan, so to the doctor I will go. And uh.. it would be nice to get a job n stuff and not feel totally irresponsible about this.
Thanks for calling us out @diplomatswife
, and thank you TTC board for all the info I’ve been stealing =)
Post # 61
My pleasure! I’m sure there are even more lurkers out there who haven’t ‘fessed up yet, but everything in its own time. I figured I couldn’t possibly be the only one! 🙂