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Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010
8:48 pm
[opaloctober]
So mommies (and mommies to be)...what do you DRIVE??
So, starting this month, my fiance and I are TTC...and I want to know what's the best car I should have...
We're hardcore into cars, streetracing, car shows, etc and my hubby drives a 2000 Acura Integra GSR (it'd be a miracle getting him to sell his "baby"...his precious sports car lol MY 2000 Acura Integra GSR was stolen back in October, and rather than get another Teg, I got a '94 4 door Honda Civic EX. I thought it was reasonable because we knew we would be TTC soon, and I want something that would accomodate a baby more than a 2 door sports car. I chose the Civic EX because it's still sporty, but still functional. I can still race and do mods to it just like everyone else does, but it still has room for a car seat, diaper bag, groceries, etc whatever I need.
So, what do you moms and moms to be drive? I'm curious to see if you've gotten rid of your cars and gotten new ones to make room for the little one, or if you just kept what you had.
Saturday, June 19th, 2010
5:32 pm
[opaloctober]
Hmm....
I went off the pill (Quasesnse, Seasonale generic) on May 22. I started my period on May 28, and it lasted until June 4.
I've heard of those who dont get a period at all for months after stopping the pill. TCOYF tells me to expect my next period on June 25.
We're TTC and i'm trying to figure out of I ovulated this month. I do have OP strips but have yet to even open them...we've been trying like crazy and I still think that its too early for a HPT. I don't even *feel* pregnant, and usually when i'm pregnant I can at least tell when something is odd....so what gives?
Wednesday, June 16th, 2010
4:03 pm
[opaloctober]
Finally bought an ovulation test...
I finally broke down today and bought a box of ovulation tests. The brand that I got was Answer. I didn't realize they would be so expensive. I got a box of twenty strips for a little over 20 bucks. It says to start using them at the end of my next period and that I can test until I reach the LH. Is this correct?
Has anyone else ever used this brand? I've never used them, so i'm just wondering what to expect/quality. Also, is an OPK and an OT the same thing? My guess is yes, but I want to be sure. Also, i've looked online for a fertility monitor, and I was surprised how expensive they were also. I bought a blood pressure monitor for cheaper! The prices I found range from $150-$250 new. Does anyone know where I can get one for under $100??
Also, most of this stuff is kinda getting me nerved up/stressed out. Is there a simpler way I can do this? I'm trying to get the hang of charting my BBT, being more in tune with my body, using a few websites to track my cycle, etc...the only thing I almost refuse to do is to track my cervical mucus. It's almost impossible for me, since I naturally discharge a lot and can't tell the difference. Sometimes, the only time I get any kind of lubrication down there is when i'm really turned on. Weird how I can get pregnant while on HBC with no problem but when I go off the pill and we TTC on purpose, it seems like it's so much harder.

x-posted
Saturday, June 12th, 2010
8:15 pm
[opaloctober]
A question about BBT...
We're TTC as of this month after a stillbirth and 2 losses, and I find it kinda hard to track my BBT...I do have a digital thermometer, but since I never ever get up at the same time every day, how can it be accurate? Yesterday I got up at 10AM. Today, I got up at twenty to two since I was sick and up ALL night last night. So, how do I do it? Do I just take it when I first wake and record that temp nomatter what time it is, or should I set an alarm to wake up around say, 10AM and get up to track my temp then??
Sunday, January 10th, 2010
10:08 pm
[young_mommax]
here
First name: Kristen

Age: 18

Marital/partner/sig. other status:long term relationship with my boyfriend.

Due Date- March 25,2010.

Other info: James, my boyfriend, has a son from a previous relationship. We found out we're having a boy and decided on the name Jeremiah Wade. I'm just hoping to meet some new people who are nice, etc. lol
Thursday, June 11th, 2009
5:31 pm
[psychgurl]
New Member
Although this community doesn't appear too active, I've joined in hopes of reading some similar situations.  Here's my intro:

Name:  Krista
Age:  28.5 / Husband is 35
Married to Chris for 2 years, been together for 6 years
Situation:  Chris has wanted a baby for a long time - I'm the one who has been putting it off.  I am pretty committed to going off BCP in September and then not not trying (I hate the term "trying to have a baby") by December.

Oh and we are only going to have one child.  It's what we agreed to (he wanted 2, I wanted 0 - we compromised at 1, however now I really want a baby, but still just 1).

That's about it!

Current Mood: curious
Thursday, July 10th, 2008
12:34 pm
[dragonflower9]
More Questions Than Answers
 So, perhaps I'm truly lame but I could find no 'memories' for this comm. If I'm wrong about this I'd truly appreciate some assistance finding them - I has the lames. Anywhoo, since I didn't find any memories, I've instead gone through TONS of old posts and I've seen my question asked more than once but there's not too much in the way of answers. What I'm looking for is recommendations for books to read BEFORE ttc. Suggestions for couples who are looking to have a natural pregnancy and birth to do during the months preceeding ttc. Like I said I've seen this or a variation of this asked more than once and there have been some helpful suggestions but I'm a total research freak and many of the books recommended are out of print or hard to find. So ladies - what are some of your favorite PRE-conception books currently in print specifically fro granola type mommies? Though I have not directly cross-posted I have asked this question in more than one comm so I apologize to any who see more than one of my posts! Thanks in advance!

Current Mood: curious
Sunday, June 29th, 2008
9:58 pm
[calvinfamily]
pregnancy calendar
Hello,
I’m new to this community, my husband and I have just started TTC.

I’m looking for a pregnancy calendar. Not a journal where I have to write a bunch of stuff … but a calendar that comes with fun stickers like “pregnancy confirmed!” “told grandparents!” “first appointment”, etc. I’d like to buy this ASAP so I have it when I get pregnant.

Do you have any suggestions? My local bookstore didn’t have anything like this.

Thanks!

Monday, June 9th, 2008
2:31 pm
[betty76]
Clomid Question
Is anyone out there taking clomid or thinking about it? I am going to the OBGYN on July 25th and I am going to go ahead and start it. The Mr. and I have had the appropriate tests and stuff and they think that  I am not ovulating everytime I have my period and so we need a bit of help. But mostly I am confused about how to count for when to take it because my period is irregular. It seems really complicated. Just wanted to know if anyone else out there has had any experiences..



Current Mood: cheerful
Sunday, April 27th, 2008
3:56 pm
[dragonflower9]
Intro Post...
 LJ user name: dragonflower9
First name: Jennifer
Age: 32
Marital/partner/sig. other status: Married and I also have a boyfriend
When you'd like to start trying for a baby: This is my last week of  b.c. pills, then we'll start tracking my cycle. We like to start ttc in about 5-7 months
Any other info: I'm very interested in herbal, holistic, and natural modalties. I'm also open to adding lj friends of like-mind. :) Nice to meet you all...


Current Mood: happy
Monday, April 14th, 2008
12:50 pm
[pinksocialite]
Anxious

I am getting so anxious, my period is due tomorrow, and I am trying to read all of my bodys signals. My boobs usually hurt so bad before my period and they hurt for a couple days and then just stopped, I have been having cramps on and off, I have been tired, actually I just woke up from a nap. My temp is at 98.9, and my cervix is very high and soft, almost so high I cant reach it. Maybe I am just getting to excited about every little thing. I hope AF dosnt come !!!
thbabydust.gif image by laceybug5884

Friday, January 11th, 2008
5:53 pm
[devilmomma]
Intro post

I'm 34, and am about to start trying with my partner.  We're not planning on telling people that we're about to start trying in order to minimize the comments about my age / declining fertility (and all those sort of comments) and also to avoid the constant "are you pregnant YET?". So yeah, hi everyone!

Sunday, August 26th, 2007
5:14 pm
[exquisiteinpink]
Lj User: exquisiteinpink
Name: Allie
Age: 24

My husband I just got married in April. We'd like to start ttc in a year or so, but I'm already excited about it, so I thought I would join this community! :)
Tuesday, June 19th, 2007
12:03 pm
[dragonsnow]
Questions About Baby Books, and "When Are You Having A Baby?"
Hello everyone!

It's been a while since I've seen a post here, so I thought that I'd use some recent experiences to get a conversation going. :-)

Firstly, last week I went ahead and purchased 3 pregnancy books on amazon: The Mayo Clinic Guide; The Mother of All Pregnancy Books; and The Expectant Father (for my hubby, obviously). Hubby thought that I was insane, as we will not be TTC until December of this year, but I figure the better prepared I am ahead of time, the happier and healthier my pregnancy should be. (Barring those unforseen things that I can't control.) Also, I know that The Mother of All Pregnancy Books at least, and maybe the Mayo Clinic guide, have advice for pre-conception, which may come in useful this fall.

Anyone else who plans on TTC this fall/winter/early next year, already prepping with books or such? If so, what are you doing/have you bought, and what do you think so far?

Secondly, on Sunday we went to visit my husband's grandmother and great-aunts in New Jersey, and one of the great-aunts actually rubbed my belly and said, "No baby yet?" !!!!! All three of them kept asking us when we're going to have a baby. I feel like saying to them, and to everyone else who keeps asking us, "None of your damn business, and why do you care so much???" But what we keep saying is that we can't really take care of a baby while hubby is still in school. (He will be a third-year law student this fall.) How is everyone else coping with this? This also started to worry me that when I am obviously very pregnant, that everyone will touch my belly, probably without asking me if they may do so first. Anyone else thinking about that already?
Sunday, May 13th, 2007
2:21 pm
[growing_wise]
Hypothetically speaking....
What should you spend your time doing:

  • One year before ttc?
  • 6 months before ttc?
  • 3 months before ttc?
I'm looking for things that might seem fairly obvious like "save up money", "visit the OB/GYN" or "take prenatal vitamins", but if you can be specific that would be great, too. 

Thanks to all.

Current Mood: accomplished
Friday, April 27th, 2007
8:16 pm
[woozle40]
Feeling a little low
Well i know that i was being a little sceptical, but thought that i might of been pregnant.

My period was due nearly 2 weeks ago, and although i can not put my finger on it, something just felt different. Its not as if i am counting the days between periods as i actually forgot that i was late so its not that i am putting extra subconcious pressure on me (that im told can delay your periods??), i have just spent so many years with out them that i forget that i now get them. Im sure that although they seemed to have calmed down and gone regular the last few months they are still probably playing up.

Its weird, one of my regulars Diane owns a natural path shop and was quizing me yesterday about babies, as she thought that there was an extra glow about me, so i took a home test last night with Troy (husband) and it came back negative :( He tells me that it obviously was not the right time, but it will happen *shrug*

Current Mood: disappointed
Thursday, March 29th, 2007
5:58 pm
[emilya222]
Hello! I'm emilya222, or just Emily. :) I'm 33-- oops, no, I turned 34 last month (I keep trying to forget that)-- and I'm married to Joe, the coolest, smartest, cutest guy in the world. We've been married for a year and a half and TTC for 3 months. I'm so excited/scared/nervous/happy/crazy!
Tuesday, March 6th, 2007
8:42 am
[vivrelavie]
Thanks everyone!
Thank you all for your input about FAM vs. BC. It was incredibly helpful!

I took my last birth control pill today. EEP! I'm so excited/nervous/happy, etc. I feel amazing! We're going to use protection over the next month or so and then start TTC. We decided that this month we'll just give my body some time to adjust to being off BC. Then in April, we'll just do the "not trying" to prevent but not actively trying. Then the next month, TTC! :D I figure this gives us a way to gradually get into it.

:) I'm just bubbling with excitement!

Current Mood: excited
Sunday, March 4th, 2007
9:55 am
[vivrelavie]
FAM vs staying on BC?
Hey everyone.

The husband and I are settled on starting TTC either in 1 or 2 months. What we're trying to decide now is should I stay on my birth control pills (Orthotricyclen) for another 2 pill packs (it's what I have left) and then TTC OR should I go off the pills when I finish them this week and go FAM w/ condoms so I can start getting my body back in normal cycles? I've been on the pills for about 6 years or more. I had some painful periods as a teen which is why I went on them in the first place. We'd like a spring birth if we're lucky enough so this is something we really need to consider, I believe.

Obviously, I intend to talk about this with a doctor, but I also thought I'd see what input ya'll had to offer. :)

Cross posted in clucky.

Current Mood: curious
9:56 am
[dragonsnow]
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