while i will start by tell about myself. i am erin, been married almost a year, we have been together for almost five years. my husband and i just started thinking about having a baby. just went off the pill july 15 and wanted to see if my periods will be normal. kind of scared since i did some research on the net and found some awful effects of coming off the pill. i have been on the pill since i was about 16 or so. i spoke to my dr and he told me to wait for 3 months to start trying after coming off the pill. so that would be end of october before we could even try. we are trying to help things along by being healthier and i have been taking prenatal vitamins for about 2 months already.
when my husband and i first started talking about having a baby i was so surprised at how much he really wanted one. i mean we talked about it before we got married and we both wanted kids. we are pretty young at 24, but we decided we wanted to have them while we were young enough to run around with them. we also seem to be a stable couple, we both have good jobs and get along great.
i look forward so much to being pregnant, some people think i am crazy but i cant wait. we sort of have a plan for ourselves, we dated a few years and then he floored me by asking me to marry him(i had no idea and was shocked and would not have it any other way), then we both finished school(me nursing and him computer networking) then we moved in together, then we got married. and a few months ago we bought our first home, so it only seems logical that the next thing we do is have a baby. i really think we will be wonderful parents, but it is scary that this little baby will relay on us for everything.
i think my husband will be a wonderful father and i cant wait until the day that he holds the baby for the very first time. i just get so excited about the thought that we will have a baby sometime.
we will also probably have the first grandchild on both sides of the family so that makes it more exciting.
i just keep thinking about how much our lives would change but definetly for the better.
i keep reading all your journals and my heart really goes out to all the couples that have a tough time getting pregnant. its really sad to me that people that really wanted children have a difficult time, there are so many people in the world that have child after child and dont want them. i will wish and pray that each one of you that has trouble gets that final prize of a healthy child. the human body is such a complex and smart machine, it amazing to me at all that a human life can come from it. its also strange that i spent all my life trying not to get pregnant and now pretty soon that is the goal i want, i just hope my body is in the same frame of mind.
you all will be in my heart and i pray that evrything works out for each of you.
everything fine here, its been a few days off the BCP and i am still worried about the side effects i may have. so far so good. two of my friends had babies on monday.
on a funny note my husband is bothering me at this very moment about what i am typing and i told him about it and now he wants to know if he can have a TTC journal too. i think he is crazy :D
everything fine here, been busy with work and its been so hot here. everything still going well since stopping the bc pills. one thing i was not counting on is the increased sexual desire, my DH doesnt know what to think about that, but hes a happy boy. :huggles: its like i have turned into a 18 year old boy, i cant get sex off my mind and i cant wait till DH gets home from work. i wonder how long this last :) we are still waiting until october to try so that i will have been off the bc pills for three months.
our first anniversery is aug 13th and everyone keeps asking us when are we going to have a baby. not our families but just general people that know us. every time someone asks me that i keep thinking of all the women on these boards that have to answer that and have been TTC for a long time and how that must make them feel. i know most of you get tired of that question. i think the next time someone asks that you should say as soon as my egg is released and ovulation occurs and the sperm enters it... blah blah blah you get my point, just go into some graphic details, that should shut them up.
i pray for each of you every night and hope you get the big prize soon
reading these journals are really great and its so nice to have somewhere to put my thoughts.
nothing really new to report. i started my first period after stopping BC pills. it was a few days eariler than normal and its been very heavy. the cramps were really bad last night and early this morning. feel alittle better after i worked out. we went to the beach for the weekend for our anniversery, it was lots of fun.
My name is laura and i just wanted to say i know exactly what your goin through i've been off birth control about three months no results yet but my sex drive is still sky high i was on the pill sprintec since 16 and im now 21! The cramps and heavy flow was bad the first couple of months but does eventually settle back to normal! So just hang in there and good Luck!
things have been going well. my first period was normal so my husband and I decided to forgo the 3 month wait (the doctor said 3 months or until period is normal) and stop using protection now. we may have BDd at the exact right time. kind of a big step for us, both of us are really excited about the prospect of being pregnant now. i dont want to jinx anything but it sure has been fun practicing for a baby. i should start my period by the end of next week, so we will see what happens.
you are all in my heart.
well AF started today, i can't believe the difference coming off BC pills made on my period. the cramps are bad and my whole body feels "blah". first cycle off the pills was 25 days and this cycle was 27 days. i was starting to think this was it, but things are never that easy :roll: .
i guess this gives me another month to be healthier. i have been exercising atleast 3 times a week and trying to eat better. eating healthy is so hard to do when people at work bring goodies and bad foods taste so darn good.
Dh and i are trying to let things happen when they do and not stress over getting pregnant. which i know is easier said than done. i am the kind of person who is impatient and wants things when i want them.
i know we just started ttc but it just feels like time goes so slow and each day drags on. i guess i am just in a bad mood cause i feel crappy and tired from working all weekend. i need to remember lifes to short for that. :sunny: so i am just going to get over this and move on, well it aleast sounds good
you are all in my prayers
well we are now beginning the fun part of the month. coming off BC pills is the best thing i could have done for my sex life. since we just started TTC i am not doing temps or OPKs or anything like that, just trying to let nature take its course.
i have been doing alot of reading lately about pregnancy, there is so much information on the internet that it is kind of overwhelming. i think i need to stick to just a few sites instead of the billion that there is. it is nice that all this info is so easy to access and any question i have i can research so easily.
well good luck to all
well nothing new to report really, just having a nice weekend with Fred. we (i really mean just Fred but its OUR money) are rebuilding a 56' Chevy BelAir, so we spend alot of time doing that. i dont know how many of you know about redoing a car but its expensive. Fred is crazy for old cars and he loves this one. so today we are going to clean some parts that have 50 years of crap on them. i know i know you are all jealous, lol.