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AnnaRO's picture
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Where is everyone?

I know there are TTCers out there. Where is everyone? Anyone have ideas on how to get this board more active. It's a great home base for TTCers to chat and keep up with each other. That way you don't have to board hop from month to month.

ange84's picture
Joined: 12/28/09
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I think most are board hopping, but aslso it seems in gerneral everywhere is slower. I may be joing up in a bit

Leah261's picture
Joined: 09/14/11
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I'm still here. I'm just lurking more than posting right now since we're still on a forced TTC break until next cycle and I've got a good three weeks to go still. I'm not going anywhere though except hopefully to a BB with my next cycle. Smile

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Joined: 04/19/11
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I will join in! My name is Elizabeth and I'm TTC #1. DH and I are 31 and we've been JLIH for 3 months and nothing, so this time we are doing opks. I've been hanging out on the TOC board because I've been wanting and waiting for a long while now. But since I'm actually trying, I figure I should join here too! Looking forward to chatting. I lurk on the birth boards too, but I'm finding it difficult to join in since people are split between months due to where they are in their cycle.

Anna, I see you are in Texas! I'm a Texan too, where do you live? I'm in Dallas.

Wendy-Hello there, hope you join soon and we can share a birth board!

Leah-I hope the next cycle is your lucky cycle! I've seen you on the birth boards and I know you have been trying awhile. I really hope you get your BFP soon! I'm routing for you!

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Joined: 12/28/09
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Hi Elizabeth, I am still not sure when I will start, I have a feeling it will be a snap decsion like with DS, I decided on my wedding anniversary I wanted to TTC, got my BFP soon after. I'm waiting on a new thermometer and some OPKs to arrive, they shoudl be here this week.

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Joined: 02/18/08
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I haven't been posting as much because we're almost at the one year mark of TTC #2. I've been following along with an ever shrinking group on the BBs. I'd prefer to post here though!

We're hoping to add to our family, but aren't extremely hopeful because I have diminished ovarian reserve (DOR) and it took quite a bit over a three year period to get pg with DS #1. We hit the jackpot with a last ditch injectable IUI cycle after two failed IVF cycles. I don't have the emotional energy and we don't have the money to pursue expensive fertility treatments again. So, we're trying naturally with temping and opks. AF should be here any minute now.

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Joined: 04/19/12
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I'm still lurking around, and have been board hopping on the BB's as well.
This cycle seems to be a bust for us (AF should be here Weds/Thurs), so we're trying again in June. This past month was just a bit to stressful & hectic for us to have much energy to put into TTC.
I bought a pack of OPK's, but I'm wondering how we're going to make it work......we haven't told our family that we're TTC'ing, but the week/weekend that I *should* be O'ing, we're on a big family camping trip. Might be hard to explain why I'm taking test strips to the bathroom with me..... Blum 3

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Joined: 05/16/11
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After taking a short but much needed break, I am still here too! I have been BB hopping but really if we could get this forum to pick up I would much rather stay here.

Elizabeth - Hi! How exciting that you and DH decided to make the leap from TOC to TTC. I hope it happens quickly for you!

Beth - I'm truly sorry about the 1 year mark. It hurts, I know. I will be hoping and praying that you will be able to conceive on your own soon without medical intervention.

Jo - Good luck this month! (and hide the test strips in your pants Wink lol!)

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Joined: 09/26/11
Posts: 524

We had a loss last November and took a 7 month break. We are now back to trying and I'm hopeful.

I would love to be on the TTC board more too instead of board hopping.

AnnaRO's picture
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Hi Elizabeth! I'm in San Angelo (south of Abilene). Texas is so big that even if I find people on here from Texas they are never close enough to get together IRL.

We are currently on the fence about whether or not to TTC #3. If we do it'll be at least a year away since we just had #2 less than 2 months ago. I go through moments of thinking #3 is definitely in the cards and then I have days like today where I feel like 2 is plenty and with our former infertility I should just be grateful for the 2 I have. Of course, hanging out on this site is bound to induce serious baby fever as DS gets older.

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Anna, I know there were and maybe are a lot of ladies on the TOC (Thinking of Conceiving) board that are also considering #3. Makes me think that the decision to jump from 2 to 3 is a pretty big one! Anyways, just thought I'd mention you are welcome to join there too!

Jo-Good luck with your camping/O weekend! Sounds funny. I'm not comfortable enough with my family to explain all that. Haha.

Beth, I know you say you aren't hopeful, and you've been trying awhile, but I'm still routing for you! I've been lurking in the BB's awhile (its been hard to join in) and read that you still BF your son. Maybe when he is weaned you will have more luck? I'm not pretending to be an expert here, I have no kiddos, but I will remain hopeful for ya Wink

Megan-Sorry for your loss. Welcome back to TTC. Hope you get a BFP soon!

Lily-Hello to you too! Welcome back from your break! I hope it happens for us too. I've been told by 2 doctors in the past that due to my insane cramps from my period that I may have endo. I've actually been to the hospital for cramps before. I've never had a laparoscopy, but if I don't get pregnant in 12 months that's just what I will do.

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Joined: 07/28/04
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I am here too. I wish this board was more active. I don't think I can board hop anymore, it's just too hard.

I am Janel, we have three boys, 7, 4, and almost 2. We also had a third trimester loss between my 7 and 4 year old. I am spoiled on the TTC front because we've never had to try that hard. My 7 year old was diagnosed with cancer last year so it's been a rough 15 months. I am just ready for some good news, and a baby would be just that.

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Joined: 02/23/12
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Hi everyone! :wavehello: I have been lurking around. Taking a break. Well JLIH technically!!! We are getting married at the end of June, so we are taking it easy which is nice. July 18- I have a lap and HSG and hopefully that will be my miracle!! Hello to those I have not had the pleasure of meeting!! Smile

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Joined: 02/27/10
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Hi ladies! I've been lurking and sending you all well wishes. I posted on here for awhile while I was taking daily OPKs, but I've given up on that. Still waiting on AF. My last one was in December 2009. DD1 is now 20 months and still BFing. I keep hoping AF will show so we can finally TTC. The goal is to have #2 before I'm 35, so I have until the end of the year to get pregnant.

AnnaRO's picture
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Sara, have you talked to and OB/MW about your lack of AF? I know I've heard of some women who had to get help to get AF going again after having a baby.

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"AnnaRO" wrote:

Sara, have you talked to and OB/MW about your lack of AF? I know I've heard of some women who had to get help to get AF going again after having a baby.

My annual appt is coming up soon, so I'm going to ask about it then. I just hope after baby #2 that AF decides to stay away this long. If I weren't trying to TTC, I would just love this.

Joined: 10/03/11
Posts: 168

Hi Everyone! I'm here too. Been lurking for a while. TTC#2 since October '11. Had our first round of Clomid this cycle. Good luck to everyone!

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Joined: 04/19/12
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Hi everyone!

Well, it looks like I won't have to take OPK's on a family camping trip after all....Since AF was 2 days late, I broke down and tested again....this time it was a BFP Smile
So it looks like I'm off the "Trying" board and over on the Feb BB. I keep stalking this thread to see what's going on with everyone though Smile

Good luck ladies!!

Joined: 10/03/11
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Congrats Jo!!!

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Congrats Jo! Wishing you a HH9M!