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Thread: Ttc 2013
June 17th, 2013 09:32 AM #1401Senior Member
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@Rowangreeneyes, apart from my very obvious fertile cervical mucus, I can tell when I am ovulation based on my physical appearance. My stupid leg hair and eyebrows grow noticeably faster during my fertile window, my skin is clearer, and overall...I feel so beautiful when I am ovulating. It is a clear change from the days preceding the fertile window, during which my skin doesn't glow and my eyes/lips don't stand out much. When that fertile window hits, I feel like a superstar immediately upon looking in a mirror in the morning, without makeup and regardless of the state of my hair. I am sure my husband would agree.
@Poppy, why are you a challenge to intubate? I apologize if you have already discussed this somewhere in this short and easy-to-navigate TTC thread.
@Vitamom, wishing you a healthy pregnancy!
@Milasmama, I would love four children (or more!). In reality we will probably not exceed four, for financial reasons and because we are already 25 and 29, and are struggling to conceive even one. My husband said that he would like two or three, but he loves children and he loves me and he denies me nothing, so we shall see. As for your own number of children, perhaps when your first two are a bit older, your husband will have a change of heart. I definitely want to adopt at least one child (but I know a LOT of people say that and never do), and I fluctuate between wanting to adopt our first or wanting to have a biological child first. Right now, as I said, the pendulum is swinging toward adoption because conceiving feels like a pipe dream. I would be open to any number of emotional/behavioral issues in adopted children caused by time spent in an institution, but Reactive Attachment Disorder, from what I understand, is a permanent and violent disorder that no amount of therapy can reverse, and that's where I draw the line. I've known two children with RAD; the first threatened to kill his siblings so his adoptive mom had to sleep in the hallway at night to block their bedroom doors (he eventually died of drug overdose in his teenage years), and the second (a first grader!) pulled a knife on his foster mom and thus was not adopted by her. I've heard stories of RAD teens trying to wreck their adoptive parents' marriages by pitting the husband and wife against each other and lying to each about the other. It's pretty intense, and while I don't believe that anything is hopeless, RAD comes awfully close. Children can develop RAD almost immediately after birth if their basic needs aren't met, and if I understand correctly, once it's there, it's there for life, so even a toddler or infant could come with these lifelong problems that stem from early neglect. I don't think we'll be doing a homestudy yet, because I believe they cost money and are only valid for one year. I could be wrong about that. As for starting the adoption process while continuing to TTC, well...I don't think we would go that route. I think we would have to choose one or the other, because an adopted child will need 100% of my time and energy for a while, with therapy, learning English, probably homeschooling/catching up academically (if we get a child 4-6), and overcoming the host of problems that accompany neglect, trauma, and such a major change for a child. It's an overwhelming thought, but if my husband were on board with it, I think I'd be starting the process posthaste. I've about had it with TTC. :/
June 17th, 2013 10:53 AM #1403
@milasmama - it's hard to say how many children I want when it's taking so long to even conceive one. I'm almost 30 so realistically if we do finally get pregnant, 2 or 3 would be great. However, if I had all the time in the world and no fertility issues, 4 would be a good number. My husband always said he wanted 4 kids, and I thought it'd be a nice number for us. We will see what we're blessed with.
@alzora - I too have been slightly obsessed with international adoption for many years. I'm actually from an Eastern European country and would love to adopt a child from my homeland. Right now though, I'm still strictly all about trying to conceive myself. But if in a year nothing has happened, I think I would be very excited to go that route. Don't know how we'd ever afford it though ha! Also, if we do have our own kids and we're like 40-45, I'd also like to get into adopting another one.
I never know when I'm ovulating. Probably because I'm not regularly, but even when I'd get a positive on the OPK, I still wouldn't feel different.TTC #1
June 17th, 2013 01:07 PM #1405
Well that was a short AF! I was expecting it to last forever and get heavier but it stayed super light and lasted 2 days. If this is going to be my new AFs from now on, then I would mind them so much lolShannon, recently married my BFF and TTC our first <3
June 17th, 2013 02:14 PM #1407
I want 3 kids =) but I would take 4 in a heartbeat =)
as for symtoms of ovulation, sometimes I get a twinge on my side most often its my left side, so every other month I get a pinch over there, and my nipples are very very sore and always erect right around my ovulation (makes it very painful when not wearing a bra lol)
im being bold and asking for baby dust over this week, I should be ovulating soon and want a bfp so bad! special wishes for all you ladies still ttc from me to you! may we all get good news soon!!!!
oh and congrats to vitamom and grecerien!!!! fanstatic news =)Married to my dream guy: TTC #1 since March 2012. Nothing yet, but praying.
Princess: Felicity, *Freya, *Evangeline, Aria, Amalia, Lila, Calla, Delia or Della, Callie, Roxanna, Alice, Annabelle, Arianna (Ari), Aveline, Amalia, Lana, Ivy, Violet, Joy-Anna, Heidi, Esme, Susannah, Phillipa, Vienna, Bellamy
Prince: Bennett, Wyatt, Zane, *Leon, Boone, Evan, Austin, Colton, Ivan, Arley, Archer, Callen, Zion, Spencer, Jude, Lennox, Lennon
June 17th, 2013 04:45 PM #1409
Sigh... Im a bit dissapointed as AF arrived today... At least now I don't need to worry about the wheel of Brie I ate and that bottle of wine..! On the other hand, it was around a 28 day cycle, give or take the time difference as I'm in Rome at the moment... Some exciting news though- my boyfriend proposed last week! Very exciting stuff as we've been together for so long and actually thought it wouldn't happen
@vitamom, big congrats! I hope it only takes me 3 monthsTTC #1