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Thread: Ttc 2013
May 17th, 2013 01:43 PM #1061
@Whit and butterflykisses, you are so sweet and encouraging! And you are right--my husband shouldn't worry about a normal testosterone level. Thank you for sharing your insights and perspectives. I agree wholeheartedly with you both. I think that my husband will agree too that NORMAL levels of things are to be desired, not feared. He's not afraid of cheating on me because that would simply never happen, but I think he's afraid of instinctively becoming like those men who look at women and just see pieces of meat...but that's so not him. I think he worries that it's somehow in his blood, but he was raised by an outstanding mother, and that, coupled with his faith, has turned him into a man quite unlike the other males in his family. His doctor did warn that testosterone supplements could make him grumpy and harsh, and that worries him too, but I don't think normal levels of testosterone would do that to him; he is, by nature, quite gentle (lol...he would die if he heard that, because he is also a black belt and restrains troubled teenagers every single day...gentle, but not a pansy).
@Grecianern, ahhhh!!! I'm feeling very optimistic for you. It sounds like your fears are weighing heavily on you in the midst of this hope, and I think that's to be expected after your recent tragic disappointment. I can't relate to that firsthand, but you have my support and are in my thoughts, and I'm hopeful that these next few days will signal the beginning of a healthy and happy pregnancy.
I woke up feeling restless with my own TTC prospects. I feel like it's on hold for two to three months, and my husband hasn't even had the blood work yet. I'm impatient, but at the same time I'm mulling over the idea of literally postponing TTC for about two months. I mean, if his testosterone levels are low, does that increase our chances of an unhealthy conception from abnormal sperm? Also, it would give us a chance to take full advantage of our (hopefully) last few months of the honeymoon phase without the TTC process overshadowing everything. This past cycle, my period came about a day later than I expected it, and I began to panic on Monday morning. I was lying in bed praying for my period to come and telling God that I'm not actually ready to be pregnant just yet and that I need more time with just my husband. This feeling has come over me a few times in the past several months, and I've been shrugging it off as anxiety that will pass, but maybe I should heed my gut instinct and take a few months to just revel in being with my husband without TTC. Maybe if he goes on testosterone supplements I should soak in two months of JUST me and him, and revel in it, and then when his sperm is in a healthier state mid-summer we can begin anew and perhaps I will feel like it is finally truly time to take that step. I mean I want a baby more than anything, but I've had this nagging feeling in the back of my mind that I haven't fully enjoyed this fleeting phase of my life. I say all this, but my fertile days are approaching in about one week and I don't know if I will have the fortitude to resist TTC. You know how it goes. Can I hold off until the July cycle? That's asking a lot of myself. I know that my husband would support either decision.mid-20s . married to my best friend . trying for our first
Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in glorious light.
I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.
May 17th, 2013 01:57 PM #1063
May 17th, 2013 02:02 PM #1065Senior Member
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@Alzora - Thanks.
As for your concerns... I say just let things be. I know it sounds contrite, but you're anxious and worried. Run through your husband's battery of tests, enjoy the honeymoon for a while longer, and just find peace with yourself. I think that you need to take some more time. Don't stop focusing on your health, but relax and enjoy the time while getting your ducks in a row. So that way, when you are 110% ready for baby, everything will fall into place. And if it happens on it's own, then wonderful!!!
Thinking of you... and all of us on here.Mom to Weston Christopher, b. 2008
Expecting TWIN BOYS January 2014!!!
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Baby B: Sebastian Miller
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May 18th, 2013 01:16 PM #1067
@gracianern, I'm hoping and praying for good news for you and your husband even if you're afraid of hoping, I'll do it on your behalf
@alzora, I can't imagine how your patience must be tested by TIB, tests and testosterone! I have to wait till after a procedure on June 13 before TTC and even that seems like eternity
Welcome to all the new ttcberries, hoping this summer will bring many BFPs!
May 18th, 2013 04:17 PM #1069
@grecianern - Hoping on your behalf!TTC #1