Thanks for all the well wishes, I had just made an appointment to go back to my fertility specialist to start the process toward IUI, very glad I am not having to go down that path right now. I am praying that this baby sticks and that all you other ladies get your BFP soon!
Congrats @namenut! Wonderful news.
@grecianurn, I'm so proud of you for accepting what has past and looking to the future. Life is unfair and unpredictable, and we are all defined by how we cope with adversity. You are doing a stand up job.
@megmarie, my husband and I had the same debate about IVF versus adoption, although our positions were reversed: I wanted to go straight to adoption and he wanted to try IVF. I feel really strongly about adoption - there are so many real children looking for a loving family that it felt selfish to create a new life through IVF. However, my husband didn't want either of us to have any regrets or "what ifs" about missing out on the experience of having a natural child. I was won over to IVF by the realisation that we have a short window to have a natrual child (i.e. I am 36 this year), but have plenty of time to go down the adoption route as my biological clock is not a factor. So, even though we've opted for IVF now, I am still very open to the idea of adoption in the future.
Hi. My oh and i are trying for number 2. We already have a girl - Ella. Im In England and love reading some of these posts as names that are popular here are so different to USA ans OZ!! I work in a pre school so trying to come up with names is a nightmare as most names remind me of a child ive taught!! Amelia and Olivia are overused here i feel. I really like Luca and Arlo for a boy and Pearl and Genevieve for a girl. Good luck to you all with your baby making - happy trying ;-)
@velvetcrush, thank you for sharing. I guess it makes your BFP all the more special especially for your husband!!!! :) I do like your outlook on adoption and that is the same conclusion that I am coming to. So many children need a home and love and it would be easy for us to open our arms to them. And, if we do decide to adopt in the near-ish future, I would still have time to change my mind and try IVF in a few years. Who's to say I cannot do both (except maybe my paycheck???)!!! I also think that my husband wants something that will have a high percentage of panning out. He cannot fathom spending tens of thousands of dollars and come away with potentially nothing. I realize that is a very personal decision and I do not think there is a right answer, just the way he feels.
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Regardless, good luck to you and your husband!
What?!?! I'm going to have to do some research ASAP! Thanks @sunshine1! Oh my goodness, this does sound too good to be true.
My name is Tori, I'm 28, married for 3 years next month, with a daughter, Imogen Louise Alice, who turns 2 in June.
I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis is 1987 (an autoimmune disease) and I will need to stay on my medication for this pregnancy, like I did with my last (and my daughter is just fine).
I've had my hips and knees replaced because of my RA, so delivery will be via c-section (like with # 1).
I assumed I would have difficulties TTC#1 after a lifetime of medication and X-rays, but my little girl was conceived on our honeymoon. Shocked wouldn't begin to describe our reaction!!
We're hoping for a 2014 baby, so are waiting for next month before we start TTC. Our daughter was born at 36 weeks as I had pre-eclampsia.
I have so many girls names that I love (Beatrix and Edith are my current loves) but no ideas for a boy!!
Hi Tori, welcome! I'm an Aussieberry, too! My husband and I just started TTC this month. Good luck on your TTC journey. I hope you don't have any difficulties re your rheumatoid arthritis. By the way, I love the names Beatrix and Edith!
Best of luck! Hope it happens quickly for you! :-)
Thanks for the thread! I'm so glad to have somewhere to share all the news-- if there ever is any! Good luck to all!
My husband and I have been trying for our first since November '12, and hoping for a smooth, no-fuss pregnancy. We can dream, right? So far, 5 months with no luck. But that is totally normal, so our plan is just to keep at it! If we don't conceive within 2 years (knock on wood) we will definitely be asking our doctor for some advice. Anyway, I will be ovulating starting on the 9th, so I'm crossing my fingers that this is our month!
I can't wait to share this experience with all of you! Glad to be a part of your journey as well!