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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.

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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.

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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 Biggrin

erin

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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 Smile 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.

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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.

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hello erin

Hey Erin,
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!

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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.
erin

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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

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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

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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.

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not a lot going on with me, AF is supposed to be here by the end of next week so we will see what happens. i am trying not to get my hopes up since this is just our second cycle of trying. my bbs were kind of sore today but who knows why that was.
hope everyone has a nice weekend.

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well AF is here, thought maybe she would forget about me. well i guess we waited our three months we were supposed to after coming off birth control after all.
so we are still not trying too hard, just keeping up with when we BD and when i should be ovulating. i dont want to start doing temps or opks until i think they are necessary. i read that sometimes it takes couples that are healthy sometimes a year before they can get pregnant. i am trying not to obess about it and just let it happen when God thinks it is right.
well good luck you everyone and you all are in my prayers.

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Well this period has been so much better than my last two, I guess my body is back on track after being off the pill for three months. I have never had any period problems like I had the last two months. Now hopefully all that is over, now we can really "get down to buisness" Wink So I have been exercising at the gym for about 2 months now and have not really noticed a change. I think my arms have gotten more defined but thats all. I am not expecting to lose much weight cause I'm at a good weight now but maybe some flabiness(is that even a word?) from my thighs. I work out atleast 3 times a week for about 40 minutes or so. My heartrate increases like it should and I sweat a good bit. DH says my stomach looks flatter but he is my husband so he maybe is just being sweet. :Iloveyou: Maybe I just don't notice cause i see myself everyday. I need to stop worrying about it and be glad that i feel better and have more energy due to exercising more. Plus all the extra BD time TTC is also great exercise. :oops:

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Well nothing new to report. Just trying to do alot of BDing right now which is always fun :lovebed: We have been doing the everyother day thing for a few days. I should O tomorrow so we will see what happens this month. Maybe we can try to fit a few more BD sessions in this coming weekend.
:bighug: good luck to everyone and as always you are in my prayers.

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Well what a rollercoaster this last week has been for me.

I was suppose to start Friday November 3rd, that was day 28 of the cycle. Well I took a HPT and negative. So this is the fourth month off BCpills so I thought maybe my cycle was off. I thought really though that my cycles were back normal because the last three were 25 days, 27 days and 28 days. So of course I get excited thinking this might be MY month but trying to not set myself up for disappointment.

Well Saturday comes and FMU is a negative, I was still holding out hope but I couldn't figure out why the HPT could still be negative.

Well Sunday comes and FMU is a negative too. Crap what in the world is going on with me, I am never late. I had been sick the week before with a sore throat and a cold so I thought maybe that messed me up. Plus we had BD'd all around when I thought I would O.

Well Monday rolls around and FMU is a negative. Of course I stare at it and try to make myself think I see alittle bit of a line, but in the back of my mind I know its not there. I had no spotting or anything.

Well Tuesday comes and FMU is a negative. At this point I just want to know one way or the other. This being in limbo is really difficult. I did some research about having a late period and negative HPT, still not really finding the answer I want to see. In the span of the day I would get excited and then reality would set in and I just know that this is not it. I just had this feeling that this is not MY month. I had no other symptoms at all. So by the end of the day I just want my period to come so I can move on to next month already.

Well Wednesday comes and I get up to go to get ready for work and there SHE is, finally, 5 days late. I thought I might be upset but I know things will happen when God wants them too.

Now when I do get pregnant I want it to be a surprise for Fred, my DH. But since this cycle was werid he knew something was wrong with me and I told him what was going on. He was so supportive and sweet, it makes me love him so much more. So now when can move on to next month and hope for a great Christmas present to share with everyone.

Oh so of course when I go to work yesterday a coworker annouces that she is pregnant. This is her third and all three were surprises that they were not even trying. Got to love that.

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Nothing to new to report. Just waiting until closer to O time to BD. I am hopefull to have good news to share at Christmas for all my family. I am trying to be positive and let things happen. DH has been very sweet and is going to try to "knock me up this month" his words not mine Biggrin

well anywhoo good luck to everyone.

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Well today is 7 dpo, no symptoms or anything. My nips are alittle sore but they get that way sometimes before AF. We had great BD timing this month so we'll see what happens. I always thought my first month off BCpills BAM I would get pregnant. I am starting to get impatient. And could more people around me get pregnant. A guy at work said his wife is expecting in July. More people have gotten pregnant since we have been trying, its crazy. Well I will keep yall posted.

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Well today is CD33 and no AF. Every test has been BFN. Sad Starting to get very frustrated with all this. I have been reading up on temping so I think I am going to start doing that. I really wanted it this month. I thought we had good BD timing. I just wish AF would come already so I can move on to next month. I am so sick of BFN's.

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Well over a week late but AF showed up. That sucks. I don't understand, this cycle was 35 days long. I am starting to temp this month so maybe I can see when I ovulate. So this is cycle number 4 of really trying so maybe this month we will get it right.

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So I have been temping this month to better understand my cycles. Today is CD 16 so hopefully my temp willl start to go up, up and away. We have also been using preseed, it really makes things easier and less stressful for us, if you know what I mean. I never feel any O pains or I guess I have never really paid attention before. I feel better knowing I am being more proactive in this now. My husband is also getting interested in all this, he'll ask me what my temp was or ask me to explain things to him. Really makes this whole process so much easier when you feel like you are not alone. I just thought I would be pregnant by now...

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Fertility Friend is driving me crazy. I had a good temp shift for 2 days and then it goes down for a day then back up again. The ovulation dectector now says I may have Oed between CD 11 and CD 21. Thats a huge time frame :shock:


Now I don't know how many days past ovulation I am or when I should think about testing. This was suppose to make things more clear for me but its just confusing to me. Maybe as my chart unfolds things will become more clear. I should stop worrying because whenever I Oed we had good BDing time.

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Well FF gave me an O day. I hope it doesn't change. Plus this means I am already 7DPO so half the waiting. Biggrin It just has dotted cross hairs because I didn't really check CM. I am still confused on that and it all looks the same to me. Maybe I will get better with time on that. So far in September there has been alot of BFPs, I congratulate all of the new mommies and hope there are many more to come.

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Oh my I got a BFP today. I am 11 DPO with no symptoms really but of course I took a test anyways. So this afternoon I took a dollar store test that had a faint line so I kind of got excited but trying to get crazy. So this evening after we ate dinner I took a digital and it said PREGNANT. Oh my gosh.

So I just stood there for a minute not really believing what it said. All I kept saying was "oh my gosh, oh my gosh" Anyways I really wanted to tell my husband in some great way but all I could think of was "here", and handed him the test. He just stared at me for what seems like an eternity then gave me a great big hug because by then I was tearing up.

So it really hasn't set in yet and I still don't believe it. This is our 5th month of trying. This was the first month I charted so I knew better when I ovulated and we used preseed this month for the first time.

I still don't believe it, its like I am living in a dream. Maybe it will become more real when my period is actually late. So my due date is the third week of September.

My mind is just racing with all kinds of thoughts. I just hope this is really true because Fred and I are going to love this baby so much. Both of us are also scared of the fact of becoming parents. Together though with God we can do anything.