(Closed) Waiting to TTC – Part VII

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 17
284 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Age: I’m 24 and Darling Husband is almost 26

When will you TTC?: June 2014

What are you doing to get ready to TTC?: ice been taking prenatals, eating clean (90% of the time) and excercise ng regularly 

Do you chart? Link to the chart: I chart but I don’t know how to link it. Only just started charting last month

All time favourite movie?: hmm probably a tie between dirty dancing and Bridget jones’ diary πŸ™‚

Post # 18
1860 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Emma20130601:  Yeah, I don’t want to risk early-pregnancy morning sickness, so we’re going to stop trying like 3 months before the trip..  I’ve told myself that if it doesn’t happen before the trip, I’ll be training for a Tough Mudder in July and we can TTC after that! πŸ™‚

@Sugar_and_Spice:  Wedding and TTC both coming up in the next month?? So exciting!!! πŸ™‚

Post # 19
185 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

After about 2 months of stalking this thread, I finally decided to join πŸ™‚

Age: 30

When will you TTC?: May 2014 (???)  Best guess for now πŸ™‚

What are you doing to get ready to TTC?: Seeing my doctor later this month so will ask then, but plan to switch to prenatals once I finish my current multivitamins and will need to decide when to stop BC (which to me needs to be the earliest I’d really be OK getting pregnant, just in case-although if it happened unintentionally we’d be thrilled, but it would be better to have a due date no sooner than December 2014)

Do you chart? Link to the chart: Can’t, I’m on hormonal BC.  I have TCOYF but am undecided if I want to start charting immediately or if it will stress me out more than be helpful.  Prior to BS I was always super regular and, although I did not monitor it, had CM in a pattern that I now know indicated that I was fertile. 

All time favourite movie?: Pride and Prejudice, A&E/BBC version

So excited to join!  I just talked to Darling Husband about a timeline but I feel like he doesn’t understand all of the things I feel we need to consider.  To him, it seems like it is just “Have a baby.  That sounds good.”  To me, there are concerns that of course it could take time to conceive, and there are times it would not be ideal to be pregnant, and pregnancy itself can be very difficult…and I don’t want to be too open with my real life friends about TTC!  At least we both feel overall ready to have a baby.

Post # 20
42 posts
  • Wedding: July 2013

Age: 29 (turning 30 later this month!) Darling Husband is 31

When will you TTC?: NTNP when this 90-day supply of my BC is done (January 2014)

What are you doing to get ready to TTC?: taking pre-natals with folic acid, going to discuss maternity leave with my boss at my yearly review later this month (not sure the company policy or if there even is a policy, since the compay I work for only has 3 employees), paying off debt and saving some money

Do you chart? Link to the chart: I don’t chart since I’m still on BC

All time favourite movie?: the Labyrinth – David Bowie in tight pants! song & dance routines! puppets! 


Post # 21
919 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Age: I am 35. He is 36

When will you TTC?: Most likely next fall. July or August at the earliest. It depends on grad school.

What are you doing to get ready to TTC?: Grad school, working on the house, paying off some debt.

Do you chart? Link to the chart: Nope. I don’t want to unless we have some problems initially. I’m usually pretty in tune with my cycle when I’m not on the pill.

All time favourite movie?: It’s so hard to narrow it down to just one! Maybe the BBC version of Pride and Prejudice. (It’s more a mini-series than a movie though…)

Post # 22
734 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2007



This will be my last time posting one of these, because Darling Husband and I are going to begin TTC in January!!! Laughing


Age: I’m 20, Darling Husband is 31 tomorrow!


When will you TTC?: January 2014.


What are you doing to get ready to TTC?: I take prenatals and I’ve been making more health-concious food choices. 


 Do you chart? Link to the chart: Nope. We’re going 1 year ‘relaxed’ TTC- no temping, charting, etc.- If we haven’t gotten a BFP by January 2015, then we will get more proactive. (I’m expecting it to take a while, but I am absolutely refusing to worry, at least for the first year. TTC should be fun, not a chore.)


All time favourite movie?: Pet Sematary.




Post # 23
701 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

HI everyone!

Age: 23

When will you TTC?: We will try in Aug/Sept 2014 so that baby would be born after my grad school graduation. If we don’t get pregnant then, we will probably wait until the next year to try again so that I would have the summer off (I will probably be working in a school).

What are you doing to get ready to TTC?: I’m charting, taking prenatals, exercising, and trying to save as much money as we can.

Do you chart? Link to the chart: http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/mayahpay

All time favourite movie?: This is such a hard question! I have to go with “It’s a Wonderful Life” since it’s so touching and meaningful to me.


Post # 24
1663 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Sugar_and_Spice:  Congrats on hitting your goal weight range!  That is so exciting.  And I totally know the feeling of hemorrhaging money up until the wedding… luckily it subsides afterwards.  Undecided



Last weekend a close friend who is due in January was talking about her insurance and what it will/won’t cover… there are a ton of expenses that she and her husband will have related to the birth.  It made me curious, so I called our insurance company to find out about maternity coverage.  Of course the rep on the phone congratulated me on my pregnancy, so I had to tell her that I’m not, just researching.  Anyway, it was awesome because I learned that our plan has a maternity clause that is “no cost, no limit”.  Not even copays.  Definitely a best case scenario!  

I went home and told Darling Husband, and he was psyched too.. I think it’s one more little thing that helps him feel like we have all the info needed to move forward.  I certainly feel that way, knowing that the medical bills related to pregnancy/birth will be minimal or nonexistant.

Post # 25
463 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2011


 @Almost Mrs.P:  That’s really awesome about your insurance!  I’ve never heard of not having copays.  I researched our insurance a few months ago. I was looking into a home birth and wanted to see what they cover. I may have to switch our plans, but Darling Husband is military so it won’t be too big of a deal.  

@Sugar_and_Spice:  My Darling Husband would throw away the countdown too! Ha!  It’s so adorable.


Age:  I’m 24, Darling Husband is 26.

When will you TTC?:  Like I mentioned in the last thread, our plan is kinda in the air since Darling Husband may deploy.  We were talking tonight and he wants a baby now.  I told him I wouldn’t mind NTNP when I turn 25 (March 2014) and seriously start trying right before/right when he gets home from deployment. Our original plan was for August 2014 which could still work out.  I know it is all falling on my shoulders to decide when we TTC, but I don’t know if I’m willing to take the risk of being in labor by myself or caring for a newborn alone. Life (and DH’s military career) gets in the way of my plans. Ha.  

What are you doing to get ready to TTC?:  Due to the talk of NTNP as early as March today, I have decided it is time to get my body ready.  DH and I are starting a diet/exercise program so I can lose some weight that I’ve gained since getting married.  I’m going to order Prenatals.  My only vice is coffee and I’m going to try and slow it down to just one cup a day.  

Do you chart? Link to the chart:  No chart.

All time favourite movie?:  This might be blasphemous, but I’m not a movie person.  If I have to pick, Forrest Gump. It is a great movie.  




Post # 26
1834 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Age:  Just turned 28 2 days ago!

When will you TTC?:  July/August 2014 is the plan for now but it’ll depend on how fast I find a job after we move in April. Now that the wedding is done I feel like all I have left to do is waiting to TTC! 

What are you doing to get ready to TTC?:  Going off the pill tomorrow! Taking my last pill tonight! Wish me luck that I will not get crazy side effects! Also taking a regular multivitamin for now and will switch to prenatals in the new year. Overall eating healthy and trying my best to go to the gym.

Do you chart? Link to the chart:  Not yet but may start a few months after being off BC.

All time favourite movie?:  That’s a tough one but if I go for a classic I will have to say Grease. 

Post # 27
185 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Question for everyone: have you/will you tell anyone abour your plans to TTC, and if so how many people?  Do you and your Darling Husband agree on this? 

Darling Husband and I had a timing discussion a few weeks ago, and within 24 hours he had told at least 8 people, including immediate family members on both sides.  Since we did not set an exact month he probably implied that they should be waiting for news ANY DAY.  He knew that I wanted to keep this private.  I am OK with him telling his 2 closest friends, but I am really uncomfortable with so many people knowing.  I am even more worried about what will happen in the case of a BFP.  I am pretty private and would not want the support of these people in the event of a bad outcome.  Darling Husband is incredibly open (and incredibly bad at keeping secrets) but this is about US not just HIM (and my body for that matter).

Post # 28
391 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@fallingleaves:  I’ve told some of my family members but I tell them everything. At our wedding, after a few too many glasses of wine, I may have told more people. lol

You should just talk to him about how disappointed you feel by what he did. That’s not fair of him. I think it’s nice that he’s so excited though!

Post # 29
1113 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Hi Bees!


Age: 29 – Darling Husband will be 29 this month

When will you TTC?: Hoping for December! Would really like an October baby, but I know it’s not that easy πŸ˜‰ We actually started trying in August, and RIGHT AFTER I came down with an undiagnosed skin condition… after 6 doctors and a naturopath, I finally found a doctor I like, and I told him that I want to TTC asap (given my age!) I think we have things under control… so heres hoping! I have 14 days of anti-biotics left, so I’m giving my body an extra month to work out all of the kinks!

What are you doing to get ready to TTC?

To prep I’ve overhauled my diet; I’m taking Spirulina, Chlorella, a heavy Pro-biotic and a good multi-vitamin to help boost my immune system and I’m getting back into being active since being sick took a lot of my energy the last two months…!

Just trying to keep positive and stress free, and be patient…!

Do you chart? Link to the chart: No… not yet anyways!

All time favourite movie?: Yikes, I’m not sure I could pick one… and most of my favorite movies are sad… :/


 Good Luck fellow bees! xo


@emsy3110:  Happy Birthday!


Post # 30
185 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@luverly7:  Thanks for your input!  It is great that he is so excited (but not surprising-he has been waiting for me to be ready).  The problem is he knows it bothers me but kind of forgets in the moment, especially if he’s had a few beers.  He showed at least 30 prople my engagement ring before proposind and his proposal plan-it is just his nature!  Usually I don’t mind but I am really sensitive about TTC.  I think the problem is he doesn’t realize why it makes me so uncomfortable.  I don’t think he fully grasps how people will be watching me, checking if I am drinking, gaining any weight, anything that might indicate I’m pregnant, and that since it could take awhile this could go on for a long time, even though I have tried to explain it to him.

Post # 31
919 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@fallingleaves:  I don’t really want people to know because I don’t want them to ask about it, especially if it takes a little while. I’ve given my mom and my BFF a general idea of when it might happen, but since everything really does depend on school, I’m still not sure exactly when we’ll start trying. Plus, we’re about a year away, so who knows if they’ll even remember by then!

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