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    DF & I are currently trying to conceive #2 and we're hoping for a girl this time. However, in lieu of my two miscarriages this year, one in January and one in May, we will be happy with either gender.


    DF & I have been together for three years and we have a 2 year old son, Kyren. He was born February 20, 2009 and I have to say being pregnant with him was one of the most amazing things I've ever experienced. I am in school for nursing, and just about finished with my pre-requisites for my program. DF works for our family business currently. We're both young, but very successful in our lives and would love to add on to our family. We have been TTC since January of this year after I finished up my last cycle of birth control pills. I'm planning to test around the 10th of August and praying its a sticky bean this time.


    When I first started tracking my cycles back in January, I was only keeping note of the start and end dates of my periods. We would dtd every other day after AF left and hope for the best. In March, after my last miscarriage, I started using opks and while those do help, I would like to start temping as well. If I end up with a BFN this cycle, I will be adding temping into the mix. I take a prenatal vitamin, folic acid, and a baby aspirin daily as well.

    *Finally, my BFP!! Hope this one is a sticky one. This was taken at 8 dpo on 8/4/2011*
    Last edited by youngmom08; 08-05-2011 at 02:37 AM.

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    Anna's TTC Space!

    We immediately went into NTNP after our DD, Lyla was born in October 2010. We want our kids to be close in age. When NTNP didn't get us pregnant immediately we decided to actively TTC in June 2011. Since I'm still breastfeeding DD my cycles have been very irregular. I'm talking anywhere from 40 days to 60 days long! So when AF shows back up I will try to start charting to check my O and see where we stand. We are prepared for another long journey since it took 2.5 years to conceive DD.


    My TTC Blinkie!

    THE BFP!!! HOLY COW!!!

    Craziness! We were totally prepared for it to take a long time again!!

    If I go my LMP, my EDD would be 3/13/2012, but even on 7/22 I was getting BFN's. With LMP on 6/7, AF 'should' have been due 7/12. I started testing then and the first very faint BFP I got was on 7/29. I think I O'd between 7/12 and 7/14, which would make my EDD 4/4/1012. I will update once I get a dating U/S.

    I had to get a digi!!!!
    Last edited by AnnaRO; 07-31-2011 at 05:39 PM.

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    Rachel's TTC Space
    DH and I are trying for our first in late August/September. We want a summer baby, Dh is a teacher and want's to have it during his summer break. I figure if we try for a June 1st Due Date then he/she would probably come a few weeks later, if it takes after me ! (according to DH I can never be on time)

    About Us
    DH and I are both 25. Jason and I have been together for 6 1/2 years, married for 1 1/2 years. The only child we have is our 2 yr old Dacsle, part dacsun part beagle. DH is a teacher and loves it for now, eventually he wants to be a professor, currently teaches 7-9th grade Latin. I am a currently a financial planner for a University and like where I am at now, but can definitely see myself as a SAHM....for a little while !

    My TTC Plan
    I am the planner and number freak between the two of us and DH just goes along with my plans . So, I tried to start a BBT chart this last week and..well...I don't think it is for me. I think I will just count days per cycle, I am pretty sure my cycle is 29 or 30 days and can always tell when I O, bc of my CM, which I never realized until I started reading about TTC. Therefore, the first couple months we will BD every other day that week as stated in all the gossip, do the 2ww, test, and see what happens. First testing probably wont be until Sep, but I will keep this posted.
    Still working with all the technical features, but wow photobucket was too easy!!!

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    Erin's Space

    My name is Erin. I met my husband Tim in January of 2010 and we were married June 5th of this year. I just turned 35 (yesterday!) and Tim turned 35 in March. We knew early on that having kids was something important to both of us and something we wanted to start working on right away, so I actually got off BCP at the end of January 2011. We're now starting our 7th month of trying with no success so far. We are, as far as we know, healthy. I have an appointment with an RE on August 23rd to check my thyroid levels as I have had borderline hypo numbers in the past and my sister has Hashimoto's Thyroiditis and I have the same antibodies. Hopefully, any issues can be fairly easily resolved. In any case, I am now trying to go by the mindset that I *will not* get too stressed out over the TTC Journey until after Christmas. Let's see if I can hold out until then, and hopefully, it will be moot since I hope to be pregnant by then. As far as a boy or girl--it really doesn't matter to me. My family breeds girls, Tim's breeds boys!

    Beyond that--I love to run and have done several marathons, travel, reading a good book, and spending time with my husband. I'm an attorney and work for an insurance company by day. By night, I like cooking and will really miss my typical glass of wine while I cook once I finally get preggers!

    Below are a few pictures from our wedding, and one from St. Patrick's Day of this year (I had just run a 10K).


    Age: 35
    TTC #1 since 2/2011
    August 2011: After 6 months of trying, all tests including HSG come back great.
    January 2012: Diagnosed with Stage III endometriosis--cleared during surgery
    March 14, 2012: Clomid/IUI #1--BFN
    April 2012: Clomid/IUI #2 --BFN
    June 27, 2012: Start IVF cycle

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    Hello, I am Kara, 36, married to Chris also 36. I have been TTC x 17 months all together. We have two older children that I am so grateful for. I didn't expect we would have any difficulties having the family of my dreams after we conceived the first on the first try. It's been downhill ever since......I have hypothyroidism, endometriosis and tubal problems and am losing hope we can do this naturally. My doctor has told me IVF is our best chance due to tubal issues that I have due to endometriosis, even though both tubes were opened during laparoscopy. I had one early miscarriage in May 2011.

    Hoping for a miracle now, I guess, even though its been hard to accept that I have all these issues since I have two previous natural pregnancies (3 counting m/c).

    I have a boy and a girl, so gender does not matter, will be happy with a healthy baby!

    I have been a member since trying for my second child, but I still don't know how to link pics or my BBT chart!

    I am trying to keep up here better, instead of sporadically like usual!

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    Sarah's TTC Space

    Hi, I'm Sarah. I'm 24 and my fiance, Rob, is 27. We have been actively ttc for about 5 months. We are trying for my 1st and his 4th.
    I had a miscarriage over a year ago before Rob and I got back together. I miscarried my 1st and only pregnancy and it took me quite a while to try to even think about having kids. My first pregnancy was a surprise, but I thought I would get pregnant very easily as soon as I decided that I wanted to get pregnant. BOY, was I wrong!
    I'm have had irregular cycles since I got off of birthcontrol. I had a 43, 27,and 30 day cycles since.
    I'm now almost 2 weeks late with a negative blood test on 9/19/11. But, FX we may actually be pregnant!
    It looks like I may have had implantation bleeding yesterday!

    May 6th, 2011-AF
    June 8th, 2011-AF
    July 15th, 2011-AF
    August 14th, 2011- Light AF
    September 10th, 2011- No AF
    September 21st, 201-Spotting (brown and light pink)

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    Megan's TTC Space

    My name is Megan and my husband is Josh. We are both 23 years old. DH is a cook and is going to school for Accounting. I am a full time student and work Monday and Fridays at an in home daycare. I have an Etsy shop where I sell invitations and Thank you cards in my spare time. I am going to school right now for Early Childhood Education.

    My husband and I met in high school, but we didn't become friends until June of 2008. We were instantly crazy about one another. Josh proposed to me at Christmas in front of his entire family. We started planning a wedding for June of 2010, but then in March of 2009 we found out I was pregnant with our little surprise, Ashlynn. We decided to go ahead and get married early. Our wedding was on August 15, 2009.


    Ashlynn was born November 7, 2009 and she was the most amazing thing I had ever seen! I instantly knew that I was more in love with her than I could ever be with anyone else on Earth.


    It is hard to believe that she is creeping closer to three already !


    We tried to get pregnant in 2010 for about 4 months from June - October without luck and then stopped when I left my job. We tried again and had an ectopic pregnancy (our second) in November of 2011. Now we are back to trying and I am hoping desperately for a healthy pregnancy !!!

    Cycle 1:
    AF 9/7/11
    Tentative Due Date: 6/13/11
    O Around 9/20/11
    Tested 9/30/11 - BFN
    Tested 10/2/11 - BFN
    AF has arrived ! 10/4/11

    Cycle 2:
    AF 10/4/11
    Tentative Due Date: 7/10/12
    O Around 10/17/2011
    Tested 10/27/11 - BFN
    Tested 10/30/11 - BFN
    AF Due 10/31/11
    Light BFP 11/1 & 11/2
    Appointment to Confirm Pregnancy 11/3 Beta- 4
    Started AF 11/3 - Very Heavy and Painful
    Dr. Appointment 11/7 (DD's 2nd Birthday) - Found out that we were pregnant. They are calling it a spontaneous miscarriage. They say we can try again immediately. Beta - 32
    3rd Beta scheduled for 11/14 - 1413 We are Pregnant !
    Ectopic Pregnancy discovered on 11/17

    Cycle 3:
    AF 11/3/12

    We took a break for about 7 months and our now trying again We are hopeful but I am also nervous!

    Cycle 1 (again!)
    AF 5/26/12
    O 6/12/12
    BFP !!!! 6/22/12
    Uploaded from the Photobucket iPad App
    Last edited by NutMeg4189; 06-22-2012 at 09:21 AM.

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    Last edited by CrysRee31; 02-09-2012 at 05:29 PM. Reason: No longer TTC :(

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    New Zealand


    Mandy's TTC Space

    About US
    Hi I am Mandy, I am married to my very handsome Michael and we have 1 beautiful girl named Holly(4). We also have another handsome man in the family and that is my DDS Xander who is 5, he lives with us Sunday to Friday.

    I am currently studying towards my masters in education endorsed in literacy. I have a specific interest in children with developmental delays and how this impacts on their language acquisition. I have spent some time assisting classroom teachers in developing routines and resources to assist them in teaching students with aspergers syndrome. While I am studying I also work as a substitute teacher (in primary and early childhood) to earn a bit of money Michael works in architecture and I would tell you more about that but anytime he starts talking about his work I begin feeling incredibly uneducated lol.

    Our TTC Journey

    On 14th of Dec 2011 I had a diagnostic laparoscopy to confirm endometriosis, I was diagnosed with stage III endometriosis. Soon after I was also told that I was pregnant, however I miscarried on the 2nd of Jan 2012 and we decided to come off BCP then too.

    Cycle 1
    2/3/2012 -BFN
    2/6/2012- BFN
    2/11/2012- BFN
    2/13/2012- BFN

    Cycle 2
    AF: 2/15/2012
    Possible due date: 11/21/2012
    O date: 3/07/2012
    3/19/2012 - BFP!!!

    Last edited by mandynz; 03-21-2012 at 03:13 AM.

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    Cara's TTC Space

    Hi! My name is Cara. I live in Ontario, Canada. I am married to the love of my life, John. We have been married for 2 years. Our story: we were planning a wedding for July 2010 when we realized we were unexpectedly blessed with our first pregnancy. We were married 7 weeks later. Hannah was born in July 2010.

    Hannah: She is a spitfire that's for sure! She wasn't an easy baby but I knew I wanted more as soon as I could. She was born by an unplanned C-Section as she was stuck in my pelvis, face up. So, we waited until she was 1 before we started TTC as 2 years between live births is recommended up here.

    Our TTC journey: We fully expected TTC #2 would be as easy as was it was with Hannah. Boy were we wrong. We conceived our second child on the first try in July 2011. It was nothing like my first pregnancy. I was so sick from the moment we found out. I ended up on Diclectin for the nausea and felt terrible all the time. On Oct 1 2011 I started having some light cramps and some light spotting. The next day, Oct 2 we lost the baby. I assumed I was about 11.5 weeks but the doctor made some mention that I may have been further along than I thought. We don't know why, testing isn't available until you have had more than 3 losses. We named our baby Avery Joseph.
    I bled for 8 weeks before it finally stopped. I had become very depressed and had a hard time dealing with the loss. My physican put me on Prestiq to help me. It really did help

    We are now in a holding pattern. I was told that we could TTC as soon as I am weaned off the Prestiq. I have cut my dose in half this month and next month I go totally drug free. I can try then. I am scared and nervous but I know that my fears will be worth it all when we get to hold a baby in our arms again.

    I pray that this journey isn't long and isn't filled with more pain.
    DH- John, DD - Hannah 7/17/10, DS - Avery 10/02/11

    PCOS diagnosis: April 2012
    Femera treatment: started October 2012 thus far unsuccessful

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