Joining the roller coaster again!

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Heatherbella's picture
Joined: 02/14/05
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Joining the roller coaster again!

Hi ladies!

Looks like I'm jumping back on the TTC roller coaster again! DH and I are starting TTC #2 this month. We have a daughter, Kennedy, who is almost 2.5 years old. It took us 15 cycles to conceive her and I remember the ups and downs of TTC all too well! I'm hoping it happens faster this time...but I'm pretty sure DH doesn't mind it taking a while. LOL! What's with guys anyways. Blum 3

I'm a December baby and DD is a January baby and I SO don't want another winter birthday! DH and I purposely waited until now to TTC in hopes of having a spring/summer baby. We'll see how it goes.

Nice to meet you all!

H

AnnaRO's picture
Joined: 07/06/08
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I hope you get your wish and get a spring/summer baby, Heather. I've been wondering when/if some of the old crew are planning to TTC again. I'm thrilled to see you here.

Heatherbella's picture
Joined: 02/14/05
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Thanks Anna! Nice to see you still poking around here. It sure is slow these days! WOW!

AnnaRO's picture
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Yup. I keep trying to get it rolling here, but to no avail really. Most everyone has started doing the board hop. They hang out on the BB they will be on if they catch the egg this month, then if they see AF or get a BFN they hop to the next month. I wish I could get more of them to just hang out here until they get that BFP and then move to the BB. Any ideas you have are more than welcome.

eliann's picture
Joined: 04/19/11
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Welcome back! Your daughter is super cute! Hope ttc is quicker the 2nd time around.

It is somewhat slow here. Although a lot of the ladies from the TOC board have jumped in recently. I can't board hop. I lurk over there, but have a hard time jumping in, bc my my cycles put me due at the end of every month, so by the time I join in, everyone is on to the next month and its hard to figure out who's who. So I will be hanging out here until I get my bfp.

Looking forward to chatting with you!

Heatherbella's picture
Joined: 02/14/05
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I see what you're saying Elizabeth. My edd right now is April 4 so I'm at the beginning of the month...but that will be changing in a few months. Back when I was TTC my DD I didn't do the board hop thing either. I was more on this board. I made some really great friends on this site (like Anna!). How long have you been TTC for?

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Joined: 04/19/11
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I've been ttc for 5 cycles now. This is the 2nd cycle using opks. Hoping it happens soon. I've been wanting a baby much longer than I've been trying for one.

Heatherbella's picture
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Oh I hear you. I was 34 when my daughter was born and I always knew I wanted kids. I didn't get married until I was 32 though so that's why I was an older mom. That's ok though, I'm more financially stable now than I was 10 years ago.

I hope the OPKs help you! I used them once in a while when I was TTC my daughter, but was more hardcore about temping.

AnnaRO's picture
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Heather, are you taking a more laid back approach this time? We had this TTC business down to an exact science back then, and it still took us a while. I got lucky the second time around it just happened right away and I was prepared for another long journey.

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Yes! WAY more laid back thus far. I mean, I temped for MONTHS before TTC last time...did all the tricks. Ugh, it was all so exhausting. I've been tracking CD1 and my cycle is pretty regular...so we'll just DTD at the right time and hope for the best. How many cycles was your second time Anna? I hear it can be pretty quick sometimes the second time.

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Good luck Heather. Hope your journey is short. I got married at 32 as well, then had Robbie just before I turned 36, lost a baby last April and here I am at 43 and pregnant again... There is something to be said about older moms Biggrin

Heatherbella's picture
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Aweee, thanks Margaret! I'm sure we get tired faster than 21 year olds but I wouldn't change it for the world. Congrats on your pregnancy! So exciting!

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Joined: 08/06/08
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Heather...do I get to join you on a board???? Im on the fence about WHEN to stop my pill....seroiusly considering it next week and seeing if we have any luck on our side.. but then at the same time possiby waiting until after our big trip to stop it....... I'd love to have a May/June baby... but we about missed the window on that one... according to the ovulation calculator the best time for having an April 27th baby is next week... hmmmm. Then the next month would be at the end of May.. not sure how late i want to have one.. but it took a while last time..maybe Ben will share a birthday?