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    Hi Girls,
    I have just been all the way back to December when I went on hols so as promised I will do personals. I hope I catch up with you all. If I miss anyone, I am so sorry and will do my best to get back in touch.
    Quote Originally Posted by juniper74 View Post
    hi folks,
    i just came across this forum while looking up info on private health cover and then decided id post.. ive just turned 37 last week, DP is 43 and were about to start TTC #1.

    im both excited and petrified at the same time. im so scared that weve left it too long to start trying and it wont happen- which i realise is a very negative frame of mind...so im trying not to think that way but its not easy! DP is a very positive person and he starts to get annoyed when he hears me being negative about it saying ive got no reason to be that way. which i guess he's right about (but obviously our increasing ages terrify me when i read stats etc). ive wanted to TTC for a few years now but the time wasnt right, but were on track now so fingers crossed....

    my cycles are usually 27-28 days, and ive bought this little machine from the UK which tells you when your about to ovulate and then when your ovulating. its quite cool actually, its got little lights that go red/green/yellow according to what it wants you to do (ie pee on a stick). its actually meant to be used in the reverse manner, to help people NOT get pregnant so they can abstain etc during fertile times- but ive read reviews from loads of people who have used it to predict ovulation and ended up pregnant. i used it last month and it picked up ovulation spot on (according to when i myself calculated i should be ovulating) so im hoping it will work for me.

    anyway..nice to meet you all..merry christmas to everyone : )
    Welcome Juniper, good lcuk with your TTC journey, I truly hope you are not here long and get that BFP soon. Mwah

    Quote Originally Posted by AngelLexiesmum View Post
    Hi all,
    Thought I'd join in here - and wow, just read some of your stories!! Makes me realise I've not been through very much compared to some of you!! First of all, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all... although, if you're like me, I am just counting down these days till my AF is due to find out if we've been lucky this month!
    I had fertility testing done last year and found out I was very low for my age, so my partner and I went about getting ready to TTC. I came off the pill and started charting my cycle - watching for ferns. We lived 9 hours apart at the time, and every time we were together, it was the wrong time in my cycle... but I believe it gave my body time to get rid of the pill hormones - about 4 months, and then we moved in together (we are both teachers, so had to wait till the end of the school year). Then, the first month we were together at the "right time" we conceived a baby girl, Lexie. We were so excited and did everything we needed to to prepare for her arrival: got a new car, renovated a room to become a 'baby's room', renovated our bathroom as we didn't have a bath in our house. I had an excellent pregnancy, with low risk factors in all tests, despite being 36, and the only problem at the end of the pregnancy was a low placenta. We had been presented with different options regarding delivery and decided it would be safest for the baby to have a caesarian at 38 weeks. Unfortunately at 37.4 weeks, we discovered Lexie had passed away, despite an excellent scan 4 days earlier. Giving birth to her revealed the cord looped tightly around her neck twice, which was listed as her cause of death. It was absolutely heartbreaking and I still struggle not to be angry with the world at the cruel blow we were dealt.
    My immediate reaction to losing her was to want to get pregnant again straight away... and I was absolutely devastated when our first attempt failed, as we were successful first time last time. Now as each month passes, I think of my low fertility result and stress that Lexie was the only chance we had.
    Today is the one year anniversary of conceiving Lexie and it is a bit of a hard day. I am also one week away from my period due date and I feel like I am just wishing the days away, hoping for some good news! How does everyone else get through this time? I usually enjoy a lot of wine to cope with stress, although I have been trying to have as little as possible in order to help with the process. Any hints or tips?
    Hope everyone else is having a good day!
    Darling girl you are so brave. When we lost Andie just short of 21 weeks we thought our world had come to an end. I really fail to understand why life is so cruel. I sincerely hope that you and your DP are not waiting long for a BFP. If I can give you any tips at all it would be don't put your life on hold so to speak. We have been living in 2 weeks cycles since we lost Andie which will be 2 years next week but have started this year trying not to think about when we meed to DTD and the dreaded 2WW.
    Grief is a strange thing, just when you think you are on top of things, something will upset the applecart. Recently, a teacher at school announced that their 2nd baby was due in June... no problems for most people but their 1st child was born the day Andie died and the 2nd one due the day before she should have arrived. It totally blew my mind, I needed to pop to the loo for a sniff.
    I will be thinking of you during your 2WW.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hopefulmum2b View Post
    Hi Ladies. I'm back. It's been months since i've last been on here and so much has happened. So hi to the one's i've know from before and hi to the ladies that i've don't.

    So for the ones that I don't know, i've been with my DH for nearly 18 years, married for 15 this October. I have 3 angel babies and hope that I don't have anymore. I was diagnosed as having 2 blocked tubes in Feb and therefore IVF is our only option. I've started a health kick and have a PT and started Jenny Craig. I'm doing pretty well considering my weight was 127kgs to begin with and i'm now 96! I have about 11kgs left to lose before we can start IVF and am a bit excited and scared at the same time.

    I have 3 more months with my study until i'm finally finished. Don't think i'll do my Diploma unless the Education Department says you do. This course was hard enough.

    I'm going to be an Aunty again for the 4th time. My sister is UTD with her 3rd child. I'm happy and upset seeing as i'm 4 years older than her and still childless. It does suck sometime. I love my niece and nephew to bits, I just wish that I could give them someone to play with.

    Anyway, enough dribble about me. Hope you're all having a wonderful weekend. Take care.
    Well done with your weight loss sweetie. Keep up the hard work and I'm sure you will be rewarded. Mwah

    Quote Originally Posted by Tamagotchi View Post
    HI everyone,

    Well the specialist app't went well. I will be doing at least one more IUI. Only this time I will be taking clomid from days 5-12(i think) and then something about having injections for five days and the IUI and taking prednisolone. I need to go read what they gave me and sort it all out in my head. Anyway sounds promising and if that doesn't work the first time I then make a decision about whether we try another IUI or go straight to IVF. So I'm feeling pretty positive about things. Howz ervyone else doing?

    Feebs04 - any update on your transfer?

    Angel - ouch, back to school already! my hat off to you teaching is a challenging profession. My sincerest best wishes to you for a rewarding and successful year both personally and professionally.

    Well goodnight and hope you are all having a wonderful weekend.

    Tam
    Hey Tam, sound like the visit to FS went really well. I have everything crossed for you. Much love.

    Quote Originally Posted by wunsi View Post
    Hi Ladies

    I feel I may be more at home here than in all the testing threads. I have been following (aka stalking) this thread for 6 months now and feel it may be time to become a part. I don't post too much, but read along frequently to see how you amazingly strong ladies have been travelling.

    I am 36, (37 in two months) and DH is 38. We have been TTC actively since about Nov 2010, but had stopped contraception in July 2010. We are still yet to see a BFP. I've had bloods and US's and none show anything. We've been on the Chinese herbs and acupuncture for 8 months and that has really helped with my ov pain and period pain and general wellbeing. DH sperm within all norms.

    In November 2011 we were finally referred to a FS, which we still can't see until Feb . I have to keep reminding myself that if he takes that long he must be good, let's hope so.

    I really hope that 2012 is the year for all of us.
    Welcome Wunsi - I hope you are not here for long and that your bfp comes soon. Much love.


    Kez, my darling I am thinking of you hun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feebs04 View Post
    Welsh Mummy - sorry to hear about your nan. Wow so lucky about your house not burning to the ground too.

    Tamagotchi and Wunsi - welcome hope that you both have good news to share soon. Good luck to both of you at the FS and starting your journey. I found the whole process ie tests and all the poking and prodding quite daunting, so you're not alone.

    Hopefulmum - that's excellent about your weight loss

    AFM - I am now officially PUPO. Specialist's exact words to me on Thursday were "you've exceeded our expectations" They put the 2 fertilised eggies back in, so here's hoping one of them sticks!!! I have found in the last couple of days since transfer that the bloating I had is not as bad and my boobs are less tender....is that normal?? I don't really feel any symptoms yet....I guess I'll have to wait until I'm able to do pregnancy test on 1 February
    Hi Feebs, best of luck!! You can get breast tenderness as a side effect of progesterone if you are taking pessaries or crinone etc.... and remember no saunas,baths spas, and swimming. Its best to just do nothing really during the tww. I also heard pineapple can cause uterine contractions so I dont eat it at all.just a few hints. oh steer clear of smokers, and caffeine too!! best of luck
    Love to all lovely ladies hope you are all taking care xxoxo
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    Thanks Jen, I'm using crinone...I actually thought my boobs were more sore from the injections before EPU and ET, nothing too bad now thank goodness!! I'm only feeling a little bit of nausea and discomfort from the crinone. I haven't had coffee in about 3 months now, nor alcohol for around 18 months (except at Christmas and New Years).

    How are you doing?? How many weeks are you now?? I hope you're well and bubalicious is doing well too

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    [QUOTE=Welsh Mummy;6328135]Hi Girls,
    I have just been all the way back to December when I went on hols so as promised I will do personals. I hope I catch up with you all. If I miss anyone, I am so sorry and will do my best to get back in touch.

    Well done with your weight loss sweetie. Keep up the hard work and I'm sure you will be rewarded. Mwah! [QUOTE]

    How was your hols? Hope you had a blast.

    Thanks Babe. Have dropped another .5kgs which i'm happy about. Plus for the first time in years I bought myself a pair of size 18 shorts and they fit! The waist is even a bit big for me. I haven't worn size 18 in goodness knows how long. I was so shocked that I ended up shedding a tear in the change room. Would have look like an outright idiot when I came out. Plus I bought 2 shirts which are now a size 20 instead of a size 22/24! I am so over the moon right now.

    And to make it a trifecta, my sister have birth monday morning to another beautiful baby boy weighing in at 8lb 6ou (3.8kgs). So the weight loss, smaller clothes and new nephew have just made it a fantastic week for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feebs04 View Post
    Thanks Jen, I'm using crinone...I actually thought my boobs were more sore from the injections before EPU and ET, nothing too bad now thank goodness!! I'm only feeling a little bit of nausea and discomfort from the crinone. I haven't had coffee in about 3 months now, nor alcohol for around 18 months (except at Christmas and New Years).

    How are you doing?? How many weeks are you now?? I hope you're well and bubalicious is doing well too

    Hi Feebs,
    I am doing well, will be 29 weeks on sat, just the usual symptoms, which aren't preventing me from still working 6 days, but getting a bit slower, and may slow down at work soon. waddle waddle.. best of luck for you feebs during the tww.... I will say a prayer for you sweets xoxo

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    Our darling angel was born 2 years ago tom. Happy Birthday darling. I hope all the other angels make your day fun. Mwah

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    Hi all,

    I turned 37 in December and DH is 38 almost 39. Went off the pill January 19 2011 (date is ingrained in my head as it is the day my dad died...who was that who said you should never make important decisions straight after major life events??) and then nothing happened until September 2011 when I got a BFP!

    Sadly on October 27 I miscarried. (Blighted ovum - so kinda feel like actually I was never pregnant really in the first case...if I had a baby it never got past 6 weeks apparently even though I didn't miscarry until week 10 - doctors haven't really explained too much to me about it all but kinda treated me as if I was sadly kidding myself about being pregnant). Whole other story, my feelings about that experience...

    For a variety of reasons I never tried to get pregnant before 2011, and as I never had an 'accidents' in all those years I assumed that perhaps I wasn't that fertile. After my MC I am still left wondering if I am fertile at all. Everyone tells me that the fact that I fell pregnant means I am, but they don't know that my womb was empty, I couldn't bring myself to tell family and friends about that. Was that silly of me?

    Anyways haven't been able to TTC since the MC as I found out I wasn't immune to chicken pox so had the vaccinations immediately after the MC...4 week and 6 week waiting period for TTC. This month I am TTCing but DH and I have only had two goes at it, I think he is scared of having another MC and it is putting him off the game.

    Nevertheless, I have been super wet downstairs for the past week, now I've got thrush as a result (TMI?? Sorry) I had to sleep all day today because I just felt exhausted and I have been teary and hormonal for the past few weeks...so I kind of have my hopes up that I might not get AF due around 6 February at the latest. Logic tells me that despite my hopes though there's a very good chance I am just wishful thinking.

    I wasn't 100% sure I wanted a baby before the MC, but now I seem to have become obsessed about it. I don't like this wanting something so badly! Especially when even if I get my wish I know now from experience that my heart could still get ripped out (and having read some of your stories I realise how easy I probably actually had it, I can't imagine losing a baby even later down the track).

    Anyways that's my intro. Its a weird situation when you realise that you a joining a group for support but that ultimately wish fulfilment will mean that you got lucky and yet your hoped to be new friends may not have. So I promise, that if I get lucky I will never forgot how it was to be in this group whether that is for a short time or a long time, my heart will always remember your dreams and I will wish everyday for others to get their dreams too.

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    Hi girls, had a little bleeding last night. I noticed it when taking out the crinone applicator I rang the nurse on the emergency number and she said not to worry until I do my blood test tomorrow morning. It could just be old blood from the EPU and ET as it was brownish and clotty (sorry TMI!!). Not feeling overly confident now!!!

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    All over girls, bleeding got heavier and I went and had blood test done today rather than waiting until tomorrow morning. Got the results this afternoon and they confirmed that AF has reared her ugly head, so both eggies failed to implant. Not sure why as everything was looking so good. Just one of those things I guess, but I think my journey may be over!! Feeling really deflated at the moment and not sure whether I want to go through another cycle only to be disappointed again. Came home early as I just didn't feel like being at work!!

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    Hi Nellie, Nice to meet you - I turned 37 in December too, and also never tried to fall pregnant until end of '10, beginning of '11. I too, lost my first one, it doesn't matter when it is, it still hurts! I am also trying to conceive again (naturally for now), and am crazily symptom spotting each month... I am due for my period in 2 days, so getting hopeful again, yet, starting to get used to the fact that it may not happen. I hope you are successful - let us know how you go!
    Feebs, I'm so sorry to hear your sad news, I was really hoping it would work for you! Good luck deciding what to do next. Best wishes!
    Welsh Mummy, was thinking about you on Andie's angelversary - big hugs to you too!
    AFM... I'm nervously waiting for AF or no AF... last cycle was 26 days and today is CD27, so am happy I've made it one more. Will be testing on the 2nd if it hasn't arrived by then.

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