casilayne- That. Was. Hilarious! I seriously snickered over my morning tea! I’m sorry that the witch showed up though. Hopefully next month is your month
j_cannoy & sarahmezz- I totally agree on being pregnant in the summer! The humidity is so bad here that you can barely breathe when you walk outside! My poor SIL is due in late August and she’s already feeling the misery of summer. Hopefully we can all bypass that, although at this point I’d live in the Sahara Desert if it meant that I could have a baby.
frances- Thank you for sharing your story! It’s always encouraging to hear stories with happy endings on this thread!
alzora- You got billed for a question? Good grief! That is one of the dumbest things I’ve ever heard! What, are we supposed to stay blissfully ignorant about our health and be okay with it? I don’t think so. When I went to my appointment in March I told my doctor that we were TTC and she gave me a whole bunch of information to help us along! She even said “hope we see you back soon!” Maybe it’s just the difference in states... Either way it’s a load of garbage! As for analyzing symptoms, you’re preaching to the choir. I honestly don’t know what to tell you. I do the same thing and confuse myself to the point of lying on the couch and gorging myself on junk food. Hopefully it’s a good sign though, right? I mean pregnancy and PMS symptoms are supposedly similar. Good luck!
@Khaatje no it was regular vitamin A, not the beta carotene variety unfortunately :(
@Caseymay, hello! You probably know more about everyone here than I do if you've been reading the thread :) My husband and I also married fairly recently - in January - but we also have a three year old daughter. She was our flower girl! I am no expert at TTC but I have heard the average time of TTC is 6 months, which naturally means there will be some people who take longer and some less time. I am a pretty impatient person though so I'm with you when you say a year is a long time to wait before you get any help.
@alzora that is frustrating with the insurance. I find it very hard to get my head around the US healthcare system, it seems so heartless! In NZ nearly all medical care is free, including maternity care/giving birth etc. There are no restrictions on which healthcare providers you can use (unless you want to go private) or what medical treatment you have to have, either. Does it make a difference when the baby is conceived re: what maternity care you are entitled to?
@j-cannoy, I can sympathise with not wanting to be pregnant in the summer. I don't really get a choice - where I live it is hot year round! The bonus with summer pregnancies is that you can wear cute dresses. Often a lot prettier and less maternity-esque than winter maternity jeans.
@sarahmezz - that's a pretty good reason to want a girl. I can't imagine having to have that discussion - would be very hard for me.
I can't find anywhere that will ship preg tests or prenatal pills at a reasonable price to me in the Maldives. Luckily my friend in the UK is happy for me to get things shipped to her and then forward them to me - a pain but much more economical.
On the topic of names, DH says he likes Elodie Isis. I am crushing on this combo so much that it's making me want another girl! Probably tomorrow I'll find the perfect boy combo and change my mind ;)
So I think AF is on its way. The DH and I were getting down to business last night and when I was on top it was quite uncomfortable. Cervix has probably dropped. So AF will probably be here soon! Then we can start trying for real!
@milasmama I absolutely adore Elodie Isis! It's gorgeous!!
So, I'm back for another month, hoping this will be the one. I used to think I'd hate to be pregnant in the summer (especially very pregnant) and that I'd much rather have a newborn in the winter months. This is still true, but of course, I don't really care. I obsess over what my EDD would be each month, and giving birth in March sounds pretty good. Crossing my fingers for this month.
If I conceived this month my EDD would be 8th of March - my mother's birthday is the 7th! Then again I had Mila at 37 weeks (spontaneously) so I don't want to rely on that date too much.
My DH and I are trying for baby #3! I got my IUD out on Monday and if this go around is anything like the last two I'll be pregnant very soon! My 6 yr old was conceived while I was still on the pill and my 3 yr old was conceived just days after I got my IUD removed.
It seems that I have absolutely no problem getting pregnant, I do however have problems carrying a baby full-term. DS1 was born at 32wks due to pre-eclampsia, a complete abruption, and HELLP syndrome. DS2 was born at 36wks due to a shortened cervix and premature rupture of membranes. My OB told me to count on 8mo of pregnancy at the most with this next one. I'm hoping to get pregnant before my 32nd birthday this summer. Because of my previous pregnancy history I want to be done having kids by my 35th birthday. I'm already high risk, I figure there's no need to add to it.
Good luck to all!
@Violetink and Milasmom, thank you for sympathizing with my insurance woes and medical billing woes. Your posts got me so fired up that I called the healthcare system and attempted to fight the bill. Lol...guess how well that went. Guess who will still be paying a stupid bill. Guess who's in a foul mood now. It's really only a co-pay, and a small one at that, but it's the principle of the thing.
Cervix dropping...that is so eye-opening to me! I feel so stupid. I'm shamefully uninformed when it comes to the female body--my mom never gave me The Talk (thank goodness) and I never had much interest in researching some of these details--but when you posted this I did some Googling and learned what the cervix does throughout the month. THAT must be the monthly "achy vagina" that I always whine about on here during the latter half of my two-week wait. It must be my cervix getting low and hard...? Do you guys ever feel that? It's not a bad ache, just a mild...sensation. Maybe I shouldn't even call it an ache. It's just a distinct premenstrual feeling in there that always alerts me to my impending period like five days before it comes.
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@Rachel, good luck with this cycle!
Welcome, @Mylittleking! I hope you do get pregnant very quickly...and share some of that good luck with the rest of us on the thread! I look forward to hearing your updates.
@Milasmom, Elodie Isis is beautiful. I particularly like Isis. My Name of the Day is a combo I just came up with last night. Nella Vienna. Is it over-the-top vanilla-ie? I texted it to my twin and friend, who both told me that it sounds like a vanilla wafer, but they also both said that they love it. I'd have no qualms about giving my kid a name that sounds like a cookie...and I like how it sounds with our last name. I've loved the name Nella ever since coming across it when I was eighteen in a reference to Harlem Renaissance novelist Nella Larsen.
Sometimes I wish I didn't love the name Narnia so much, because it takes all the fun out of looking for other names. I'll regret it forever if I don't use Narnia, but as a name enthusiast--and a sucker for girl names in particular--it's in my bones to keep dreaming up new options, and knowing that my first daughter is most likely already named just kind of puts a damper on the whole thing. Do you guys feel that way about your favorite names? Do you ever wish you didn't have favorites picked out yet?
Ooh, I love Nella Vienna! We had Vienne & Vianne on our list of middle names when I was pregnant last time :)
Totally get what you mean about needing to use names. I felt for a long time that I *needed* another girl to call Delphine Blythe. Then DH popped my bubble on Delphine... And we just talked about it recently and he reconfirmed that his feelings haven't changed. But there are lots of other names I love... And not picking one name means you can have fun picking out something else :) I really think I need triplets though to use up some of my great ideas! Lol.
@alzora don't worry about not knowing about the cervix movement. I just learned it during my TTC research! I still have yet to "find" it when checking but I do get a heavy/low vagina feeling close to and during my period. It's like it wants to drop to the floor lol I heard this is because of the cervix being low (which can also cause uncomfortable feelings during intercourse)
I love Nella! Not sure about it with Vienna though. I totally understand what you're saying! There are so many girls names I adore that it's almost hard having Eleanor picked out because I won't be able to explore the other options. I still have the middle spot to work on but it's not the same..
If I decided to ditch Eleanor I would go with Wilhelmina. I hope I get to use both of them someday! As for the boys name, we have first and middle picked out.. So if I get pregnant with a boy there will be no name discussions. Kind of makes me sad!
OK, this is what I hate about being in the TWW (do you like that abbreviation Alzora?? I'm learning :)). It is almost freakin' impossible to tell if you are pregnant or if you are about to start your period. When I was pregnant with my son I didn't get a positive pregnancy test until almost 5 days after my late period!! BTW, even though is says it doesn't matter when you take the test, it totally does!! You should take it first thing in the morning, when you have a really concentrated urine sample. I also had terrible cramping when I was pregnant, and it felt just like bad menstrual cramps , & my mom told me that's normal (and she had four, so I figure she would know.) I still think this is more like my period than a pregnancy, but I've already gone through 3 pregnancy tests, even though I know with my history it is WAY TOO early. I think it is the not knowing that is so awful. Like, if I just knew I wasn't, then fine, I'll deal, it is the hopefulness that is so deflating.