(Closed) Waiting to TTC chat

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Post # 61
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

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MooseMeese11:  Thank you. We’re on month 4 of TTC now. Hoping our BFP comes soon! ๐Ÿ˜„ And I definietly agree about doing things differently! We are learning from our parents mistakes and planning to do things differently that’s for sure. It’s all about communication. 

Post # 62
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I am soooooooooooo happy to see a thread like this! 

I will start by saying that my dates are a little far off from the rest of you ladies. I’m currently in school and won’t be done until mid 2017…so we are probably gonna start trying in September or October 2017. It’s not that soon….but it is still great to be able to say we’re gonna start trying next year!

I am most excited to add a third member to our little family. I’ve always wanted to be a momma but never thought I would find someone to settle down with who had the same values and goals as I did. I found him and we got married in 2014 and now I can’t wait to create a mini DolceVita and DH mix! I keep wondering what he or she will look like…what kind of personality he or she will have, etc. 

I am nervous about the age factor. I will be 34 when we start trying and all of the negative stories about issues conceiving at such an age have really got me feeling pessimistic…

Moving along…

To prepare I’m getting my weight under control. I’m overweight and I want to give myself the best chance at conceiving and going on to have a healthy pregnancy. I am starting Whole30 tomorrow and will attempt to exercise at least three times a week. I have a little more than a year and a half to turn things around so I’m gonna make the most of the time. Hubby wants to lose some pounds as well.

Thanks for listening ladies!

 

Post # 63
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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mrsfrendo11:  OH MY GOSH!!!! We have a 10 month old boxer pup who we are shamelessly obsessed with. She’s basically our child. I definitely need to track one of those down!!

Post # 64
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Newbee

I am so baby crazy right now but DH wants to wait another 3 years or so due to financial and education obligations. It’s killing me. It’s all I ever think and dream about, but I respect his decision to want to wait since we really couldn’t afford a baby right now. The rest of America spent today fantasizing about all the fancy mansions and sports cars they would buy if they won the $1.3 billion lottery… I’m over here fantasizing about finally being able to jump on the baby train if we won!

Post # 65
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Now that it’s 2016, I feel like I can join the conversation! I currently have an IUD that I plan to get out in July and we’ll start TTC for a second right after. DS is 15 months old and we are having a blast with him. Our ideal spacing for kids is 2.5 to 3 years which we should be able to hit. 

I am really excited and get distracted by the thought of another tiny human in my house. But I’m also scared for what it means for DS. It’s totally normal, but it still worries me a little. He’s a momma’s boy and when momma has to split attention, I’m sure it won’t be easy. But by the time we get there, he’ll be able to talk and be a bit more independent. 

Post # 66
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

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aquarius_91:  Boxers are the best! ๐Ÿ˜ These are our two ‘babies’ ๐Ÿ˜Š

Post # 67
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Haven’t had a chance to catch up on this thread yet…. but DH & I are looking to start TTC in May! I’ve decided beforehand I need to get in good shape. I’ve been cleaning up my eating habits, working out, training for a 10K May 1st! I will O on May 8th so we are looking at that date as our first try!

I couldnt be more excited….or nervous haha. 

Starting to research prenatal vitamins right now. I’ve heard they can do horrible things to your stomach so trying to figure out which ones are best here in Canada.

I’m super nervous for how long this whole process can take. I’ve been tracking my ovulation and it’s consistent, I’ll be 30 in the Fall and DH will be 29. I know even without any fertility problems it can take people a year to make it happen. Of course I would love it if we conceived on try #1 but I’m being realistic! We want to space out our children and have them 4 years apart. So ideally I’d be 31 when the first arrives and 35 when the second arrives. So fingers crossed we can stick to our plan but of course you have to be open & flexible to things not working out as planned.

Of course thinking about delivering terrifies me! One of my friends is actually due tomorrow so I’m really looking forward to hearing how her labor goes! I have heard stories from “it wasnt that bad” to “everything that could have went wrong, went wrong!” so that’s scary to think!

 

I totally have secret Pinterest boards for nurseries well under way haha!

 

Good luck to everyone in their journey! xo

Post # 68
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Buzzing bee

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ElleQ:  Mee toooo on the Piinterest board. I let myself look at nurseries for a few minutes and then I research more practical things like parenting techniques and breastfeeding/weaning so I don’t get carried away by the thought of all the cute! May is coming up so fast, it will be here before you know it!

Post # 69
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Bumble bee

I’m really happy to find this thread! I am another bee waiting to TTC. We got married in August 15. Our reason for waiting at the moment is that we need to signficantly extend our house and we decided we wanted to complete the extension before having children.

There have been two very big steps made this week which I’m so happy and excited about and have to share:

– The first was on Monday I came to the end of my BC pack and finally asked DH about me coming off BC. This isn’t me saying I want to start TTC now, we would use other contraception. But I have been taking BC over 10 years and want to start getting it out of my system and I also want to figure out how healthy and normal I am without all the fake hormones etc. He was fine about this so I wont be taking it again for the foreseeable future!

– Our planning application for the extension was accepted yesterday. This was a big deal since we were declined last year and had to revise the plan. Neither of us were expecting to get accepted this time so it is a wonderful surprise, and another step in the right direction!

So theres a lot to keep me busy there whilst I wait to TTC. We are hoping to complete the extension by the end of the year so I suppose this time next year might be when we start!

Post # 70
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Bumble bee

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ElleQ:  That is great news and not long off at all! I have been thinking about pre-natal supplements too but I also worry about the side effects. I already have various stomach issues so don’t want to aggrevate it.

I know what you mean about the need to be open minded regarding the timescales. I struggle with this concept since I am a very organised person and pre-plan everything as much as possible. Whereas getting pregnant and giving birth are both such unpredictable things. As you say though, tracking your ovulation is one thing you can do to keep control of the situation to an extent. I am going to start tracking now I have come off BC.

I have always been quite afraid of delivering. My best friend gave birth to her first in December and had a quite horrific birth. There were no major complications but it was the duration which made it traumatising – 48 hour labour.. However hearing her talk about it (in detail) and her texting me during it and sounding so normal, has given me a bit more confidence in the whole thing. She said it becomes so surreal that you almost just float through it and only after it is all over you suddenly think “how the hell did I get through that?!” I’m sure it isn’t the same for everyone but it put my mind at rest a bit!

Post # 71
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Buzzing bee

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jpbee:  Maybe you and ElleQ would get some use out of the birthing without fear resources… I know there are a ton of things that ‘could’ go wrong, but most times this isn’t the case and maybe getting exposure to more normal, calm, typical births will help you to feel a little less apprehensive! Just a thought, I’m not anti-med birthing or anything, but I think people benefit from knowing all angles ๐Ÿ™‚

Good luck on the house extension, that is also a super exciting thing to undergo! Must be nice to be turning your home into exactly what you want for your family. 

Post # 72
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

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MooseMeese11:  Do you know any good resources off hand? That is another big fear of mine that has only gotten worst. 2 people in my immediate family had complications (one severe, one not so much) in the past two months. I know that mostly it’s normal, uncomplicated births, but i need some reassurance!

Post # 73
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

We are going to start TTC in October 2016! In once sense I can’t believe after all the time of thinking about it, I could potentially be pregnant this year!!! In another sense October seems forever away haha!

My only hesitation is that we are planning TTC 6 months after our wedding which is early to me, but considering my age I don’t think I want to wait any longer. 

I haven’t researched any baby things properly yet, I think i’ll wait till after the wedding in April, but I know I have to be more dilligent in taking my multi vitamins. I take a food based one for women, when they run out then i will switch to prenatal ones. 

I’m most excited about pregnancy itself, going to the scans, feeling the baby move even labour and delivery! I can’t wait to see what my future children will look like, their personalities, etc.

However, after lurking on some of the TTC threads i’m also worried that it won’t be easy for us. I know I should think positive, but I can’t lie and say it doesn’t wory me.

Post # 74
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Paradise Gardens

I posted this on the TTC 2016 board and I thought it would be applicable here as well.

Do any of you ladies feel a burning desire to travel? Not just regaulr leaisure travel but active traveling that requires long road trips or quite a bit of walking/hiking? I do, I keep thinking about the trips that I probably wont want to do wiht a little one.

For example, this year for our anniversary we are going to Niagra falls and we paln on doing quite a bit of walking. And for DH birthday I plan on taking him to the Joshua Tree National park. And for my bday in July I’m thinking of taking a trip to Arizona.

Anyone else packing their itenerary a bit before TTC or NTNP?

Post # 75
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

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BreezyBride24:  I’m not a big traveller, and when I do I’m more of a lie-on-the-beach-drink-in-hand kind of girl. But what if you had a baby carrier. I know quite a few people who still go on lots of hikes with babe strapped on!

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