(Closed) Waiting to TTC, Part 17

posted 5 years ago in TTC
Post # 211
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

emilyjean89:  I was on it for 10 years, over 11 years because I took a break for a year after 6, but I had a completely normal cycle right away. My BFF went off of it in July after 10 straight years and immediately had a normal cycle as well. We both temped using the first day of withdrawal bleed as CD1. I love temping.

Post # 212
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

RunnerBride13:  Well, I’m back! I had asked to be taken off the list, but now will you add me back on for…February 2015!!!!

Post # 213
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

emilyjean89:  Yes, Darling Husband knows all too well about my intense baby feelings. He knows it’s bad because his super organized, plan everything wife is all about throwing plans out the window and just seeing what happens. Usually he’s the one who is go with the flow and I’m not! Originally I was all about starting TTC at the perfect time because I am a teacher. Now, I don’t give two shits, but just want to start soon. We are moving TTC up to around February which is crazy exciting!

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Post # 214
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

emilyjean89:  I find posting pins to my secret Pinterest board helps with the baby rabies..  That I feel like I am accomplishing something and learning more about the whole thing.. (like pregnancy, what to expect, the first couple months etc..)

Darling Husband knows I’ve been thinking about it more but don’t bring it up too often to him..  Sometimes it happens depending on the situation and he seems OK with it..  Just don’t want to scare him away either by going too crazy 😉

I was on the pill/ring for over 11 years and briefly went off it for a couple months last year..  I got my period the first month, but my O date changed and my cycles were different length for the first couple months..  So it wasn’t regular and nothing happened.  But I do have a friend that went off the pill and became pregnant right away so you never know.

Post # 216
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

RunnerBride13:  Hugs!  I’m sorry you’re having a tough week.  I think many of us can relate; I know I can.

I just went back to your roll call, and I see that it’s only been 2 months since you stopped taking the pill.  My OB told me 3-6 months is considered normal, and it can take up to a year.  I wonder if the timeframe is different for different pills.  Weren’t you on Loestrin?  I think you were my bcp twin IIRC.  I was on Loestrin for 10 years and didn’t get a withdrawal bleed while I was taking it.  It took seven long months for my cycle to return, but it did return, and I’ve been ovulating regularly since then.  My OB agreed to testing after 3 months since we were ready to TTC at that point and, in retrospect, I wish I had been patient a little longer instead of worrying myself and my Destination Wedding needlessly.  My anxiety definitely affected our relationship.

I also wanted to say that *if* you don’t ovulate on your own after a year or so, there are relatively simple and cheap interventions that can help.  My RE uses Femara/Letrozole (generic drug, copay around $10) plus the Ovidrel trigger shot (cost is around $100) to induce ovulation.  That’s it!  Much less costly and time intensive than interventions like IVF or adoption.

Finally, I don’t think your doctor will tell you to stop running altogether.  I’m not as thin/active as you are, but my RE recommended limiting cardio to 30-40 minutes 3-4 times per week.  He explicitly said that he was not telling me to stop exercising, as exercise is healthy for mom and baby.  I haven’t followed his recommendation to the letter because my cycle has been regular, but I did swap out some of my runs for lower intensity workouts (Zumba and yoga) and I don’t run longer than 4.5 mi anymore.  What’s your weekly mileage?

PS. I just reread this post, and I realized that I tried to “fix” things when all you probably wanted was a safe space to vent!  I’m going to post it anyway, but feel free to ignore everything after the word “Hugs!”

Post # 218
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

RunnerBride13:  I’m so glad that was helpful!  I wouldn’t reduce your mileage just yet.  You can always cut back later if you need to.  Congrats to your Darling Husband, that’s awesome!!!!

Post # 219
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

RunnerBride13:  My mom had to stop dieting to have me. I guess you could just give up all your healthy habits at once for 2 months and see if that helps. lol 😀

Post # 221
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Farm

RunnerBride13:  Thanks for the advice! I guess I’m just a worry wart – I want to be able to do everything  right when it does finally  happen. Also, I’m sorry you’re having issues… I really hope it levels out for you soon. I’d ask for tests to be ran before “stop running”… I mean as long as you’re healthy and not over doing it, I just don’t see where it could be a problem. Just means you are taking better care of yourself than I know I am! I couldn’t  run if a grizzly bear was chasing me! 

meanwhile I am so glad I found this thread. All the baby rabies stories make me smile to know I am not alone! 

Post # 222
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Farm

UsagiTsukino:  it’s stories like that which ease my mind! I guess I just worry too much!

Post # 223
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

RunnerBride13:  Oh I hope you weren’t offended or anything. I was just being silly. I get myself in trouble sometimes when I try to be lighthearted about serious situations.

Post # 224
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

emilyjean89:  Darling Husband is definitely well aware of my baby fever. This is my first month off BC and we’re officially TTA until April. I feel like I’m getting more nervous as each day passes.

I have to say I’m not a big fan of this whole charting/ TTA business. I honestly just want to NTNP because after a week of the stress of charting and tracking everything I’m so over it. I really don’t know if I want to chart when we’re officially TTC because of the stress that this is causing me. I’m hoping that as I chart more and figure out my cycle that this will get less stresful.

Post # 225
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Silverblade:  It depends what you mean by helping the baby fever. I have found that pinning to all these secret boards (yes, I have more than 1!), actually intensifies my baby fever. There’s just so much cuteness that I want right now!

I also have to be careful about how much I talk about it. Darling Husband definitely gets this deer-in-the-headlights look if I start bringing it up too much. However, we have agreed that I would not tell anyone (including my parents) that we are planning on TTC in April. Based on this agreement, I have told him that he needs to be more open to talking about baby stuff because I need someone to talk to about it. 

 

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