I'm Faith, and my 'other half' is Casey. We're getting married in April '08, and we have been together since February '05. We're 'passively TTC' right now, just enjoying each other and not obsessing. I temp, but I'm not very good at keeping a strict schedule for it :P We don't try to time our BDing, but since we're not protecting there's always the chance that I can get preggo.
I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone!
My name is Holli I'm 31 and I have been ttc for 4 1/2 years
I have been married to My DH for almost 11 years.
The problems we have run in to are, my DH has a blocked epididymis and I have a curved cervix.
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Hello my name is Melanie but most everyone calls me Mel or Melly. I am 25. My DH is Jason and he's 26.
We've been TTC for almost 3 years now. My mom has said from the beginning that if I don't lose weight then I'll never get pregnant. Other then people having negative attitudes about me overweight and TTC that's the biggest problem I've had.
Like I said we've been trying for almost 3 years now. At first we were just like if it happens great and if not we will wait. I went to my OB/GYN for my yearly exam last year after a year of trying and I remember telling him, " We are still young, we are just going to keep trying it's no big deal" DH and I decided not to do any tests we were just going to let nature take its course. It's been a year and 1/2 since that appointment and DH and I have done a complete 180. It's been an emotional year for us.
I wont go into a lot of details but his ex best friend who is the same age as him has 4 children, he recently had those 4 children taken away from him by CPS.Why? Why do people who obviously can't take care of their children get 4?! My best friend got pregnant and wasn't even trying, it was an accident. And 2 of my cousins have had babies all in the last year. I've become "obsessed" if you will with having a baby. It's been hard because when I found out my best friend was pregnant I cried for days. I had to hear for 9 months how miserable she was (she was sick the whole time) and how she hated being pregnant. I love her like she is my sister and I love her little boy like no other but it's been rough and very emotional. I hate feeling like this. I hate it that my friends and family hesitate to tell me they are expecting because they know I'll be hurt. I want to be happy for them, I am happy for them but it's just like when will it my our turn? I want to be the one wrapping up the BFP test and giving it to my mom, I want to be the one having a baby shower not planning one. How am I supposed to deal with these emotions? Surely I am not the only one that has these feelings? DH has been great! At first he didn't understand, he told me that I had become too obsessed and in a way he was right. But how do you stop? After my friend had her baby (he'll be 4 weeks on the 24th)and my DH held him for the first time he stepped into my world...lol
We've now made the decision to start the next step. I had an appt with my OB/GYN and DH went with me. He told us that our next step would be for DH to have semen analysis and once the results were back and he was cleared he would start me on clomid which we will probably start in Sept on my next cycle. I've done 2 rounds of the OPK's and have not tested positive on either one so I am hoping that the clomid will do its job and we won't have to wait long.
Sorry for the long post!!! It feels sooooooooo good just to get all this out, even if no one reads it! I haven't really had anyone to talk to about all this. While DH is very supportive he just doesn't understand where I'm coming from and that's okay because I don't expect him to.
I look forward to making some great friends on here!!! See ya around the boards!
Hi my name is Liz, I am 27. My DH is Brian he is 25. We just started TTC this Month We live in MN. We hope that God will bless us with a beautiful baby for this summer
Hello my name is Samantha (21) my DH is Jacob (22). We have been married for 3 years. We have been TTC off and on for the last 3 years but for the past year we have really been trying. I started going to the doctor about a month and half or so ago. He told me that I have PCOS and that I need to lose some weight. I have another appt of Wed to see if he puts me on the meds.
My name is Jackie and my DH is Bob. I'm 27 and he's 40. We've been married for 5 years. We've been TTC #2 since August of 2007.
I've gained 50 pounds since getting pregnant with my son, and have also been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. I'm not sure how much of an issue these things will be for me, but I know they can't help.
So far, I've just been charting, checking CM, and using OPK's to determine fertility. My dr says they won't even worry about anything until I've been off of BCP's for a year, so for now I'm just trusting my body.
Bob and Jackie
Proud parents of Braden since 9/27/03 and Jenna since 7/28/08
My name is Michelle (34) and have been married to my DH ( 28 ) for four years. We have been trying for the last 6 years to conceive. I have been trying for 12 years. Since about a year after losing my first child, a sweet little boy, to SIDS.
I know I was put on this planet to be a mom and my hubby is definately here to be a daddy. But the hubby and I can't seem to make it work at the moment. The doctors have tested hormone levels and done all the poking and prodding I can handle. They have not been able to tell me anything other than "your body has reset itself and it looks like you may have to go through puberty all over again..." We can't afford the trips to see specialists, or to have outside help with conception. We don't know what else to do. We have propped me up for hours, tried different positons, and lots of home type helpful "remedies". I am a bigger girl and alot of people think that is a big factor, but, I have done the weight loss. Hasn't helped me at all! My mom had the first 4 of her 6 kids while being 500 plus pounds...Large ladies run in my family, all of them had loads of children... don't know what else to do...so here I am...
My Name: Sharon
My Age: 42
DH Age: 43
How long you been TTC?
What challenges have you ran into on your TTC journey because of being Plus sized? I been on Clomid, HSG done, bloodwork, cysts on ovaries and surgeries
Anything else you want us to know?
DH and I were married on October 25, 1990.
I been board hopping hoping I'll get pregnant soon.
Hi Guys, I am Leah, and I am officially TTcing...If anyone wants updates on this I am posting on the Australia Board.....I will be officially starting from my next cycle, I am single and using a donor.....I started the end of last year at 127KGs.....I now weigh 96KGS so I have lost 31KGS in the last year, in hopes of improving my fertility/ life and health in general...I am so excited to finally be able to "officially" join u guys!!!
Hello everyone, I am new to the site. The site I had belonged too moved over to a new board and I am just not a big fan and the friends I had made no longer post or are pregnant again. A Lil intro.
I am a beautiful plus sized woman my name is Nicole, but go by Cole or Colee, I am married to Chris since 2005, but have been together since 02. I have a DD from a previous relationship, she is 9, and after 15 months of TTC and battling infertility issues and doing an IU w/ clomid and donor we have a beautiful almost 2 yr old son. We have been TTC #3 since Oct of last year, we hoped to achieve on our own, but no luck, we have done 1 cycle of IUI with Donor which failed, so we are onto round 2 (technically 3 but the first didn't happen no thanks to fed ex) anyways I hope to be welcomed to this site and board and make some wonderful friends.