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Intro from a former child free by choicer!

HI everyone. I have been lurking around here for the last few weeks and decided to finally introduce myself. Here's the short of it.

Married DH in Sept 2008, with the thought that we would never have kids. We were young, carefree, and selfish as hell.Over the past 6 years we have built our careers, bought a home, traveled, and enjoyed ourselves to the fullest!

April 2014, my 30th birthday rolls around and I am hit with baby fever, HARD! I went of BC for the first time in 15 years and here we are.

I have a lot of anxiety and insecurities about all this. I never thought I wanted to be a mom until recently. This is all very new to me and I am so nervous about how this will change the relationship between HH and I. But I do know I would regret it more if we didn't try!

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Re: Intro from a former child free by choicer!

  • Welcome! Hopefully your stay here is short but either way you've found yourself a very supportive and informative community.

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  • Welcome!! Be sure to check out the newbie blog at the top if you haven't got to yet, it is filled with a ton of info and hopefully will help ease some of your worries. My hubby and I were the same way with saying we never wanted children and wanted it to just be us two, and we changed our mind as well funny how we get older our wants change : D Hope your stay is short and sweet best of luck with everything!!
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    Started TTC Baby #1 6/2014
    BFP #1 7/27/2014 
    EDD 4/3/2014
    IT'S A GIRL! 10/16/14
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    luvbunny
  • Welcome! We have very similar stories! We chose to be child free for twelve years, but then that bio clock really started ticking. Having DD is best thing we EVER could have done. Now we are TFAS.

    Good luck, and I hope your time here is short!

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    courtyowl427luvbunnyMrsC0617[Deleted User]
  • Welcome and good luck on your new journey! 
    Me: 30   DH:31 
    Married 9/2010
    TTC 10/2013
    RE Help from 10/2014-10/2016 (11 failed IUIs, a corrective surgery, and a donor embryo cycle)
    9/2016-transferred two donor embies
    BFP 9/29/26 EDD June 11
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  • Welcome!  We also waited.  We were married 7 years before DD came along.  Then we thought we were OAD and now here we are TFAS.  I was 29 when we decided to start trying and 31 when DD was born.  It's nice to have some time to get to know yourselves as a couple before adding a rugrat to the mix :)  Good luck!



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    luvbunnyMrsC0617URMySunshine77
  • Welcome! This board has lots of great information and supportive people; good luck!
    TTC #1: May 2014

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  • Welcome!  We were child free by choice for 9 years. Then we decided now or never - and now TFAS.  We wouldn't change anything!
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    MrsC0617[Deleted User]
  • Welcome! The book Babyproofing Your Marriage is an interesting (funny) read regarding the dynamics of marriage and babies. Good luck!
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  • Welcome! The book Babyproofing Your Marriage is an interesting (funny) read regarding the dynamics of marriage and babies. Good luck!
    @allelsefails I know this wasn't directed at me but the op's fear has been one of mine too. Thanks for the suggestion I added it to my wishlist on Amazon for whenever I get my BFP!!
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    Married 3/5/10
    Started TTC Baby #1 6/2014
    BFP #1 7/27/2014 
    EDD 4/3/2014
    IT'S A GIRL! 10/16/14
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  • @FitMom3510‌, I read it while I had a newborn and so many of the issues the author brought up were spot on. I hope you find it as interesting as I did, and good luck!
  • Welcome and good luck!
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    Me: 26 DH: 27
    TTC #1 Since Aug. 2013
    Cycle 1: O CD 25=bfn
    Cycle 2: O CD 48=bfn
    Cycle 3: Anovulatory/Provera =120 days!
    Cycle 4: Anovulatory/Prometrium=127 days! RE consult 6/16
    Me: Anov/poss. pcos?  HSG=normal/SA= Normal 
    July/Aug. 2014= Femara+trigger+TI=BFP!!
    Beta #[email protected] 16dpo=626!! Beta #2=1510
    Ultrasound @ 5w6d=heartbeat at 110!
    Ultrasound @ 6w6d =heartbeat at 131!


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  • Welcome! The ladies have covered it all!
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    TTC #1: July 2014
    Me: 31  DH: 29
    DX (me): Inborn error of metabolism - protein restriction, metabolic formula & weekly blood tests
    DNA Results (7/1): DH is NOT a carrier for my genetic disorder! 
    7/3: Metabolic clinic gave the green light to TTC - holy crap!
  • Welcome!

    BFP #1 3/22/11- DD Born 11/22/11
    TTC #2 since 11/2013





  • Welcome and good luck!


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    Me: 33, DH: 35
    Married 10/13, TTC since 7/13
    Dx: MFI
    IUI #1 7/14: BFN
    IUI #2 8/14: BFN
    IVF #1 11/14: 20R17M15F
    Transferred 1 three day embryo! 7 frosties!
    BFP!  EDD 7/27/15



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  • Welcome to the board!

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  • Welcome!



    TTC #1 since 11/2012
    Me-31, H-27
    **Loss 1-Cycle 7(June 2013) at 5w6d-CP**Loss 2-Cycle 11(October 2013) at 5w4d-CP**
    **Loss 3-Cycle 14 (January-February 2014)-M/C dx 2/10, EP dx 2/24, MTX 2/25**
    Beta Hell--hCG finally down to 0 - 6/20/14
    SA normal. Genetic testing normal. Hormonal testing normal.
    HSG 6/30/14 - found blocked left tube and 2 'bubbles' on uterine wall.
    Hysteroscopy/Lap--8/4/14 - Tubes unblocked. Polyps removed from uterine wall. Septum removed.
     9/30/14--Off the bench! Unmedicated TI through December 2014
    BFP 12/14/14!!! Beta #1, 12/16: 990 Beta #2, 12/18: Over 2000! Beta #3, 12/22: over 8000!
     U/S #1, 12/23: gestational sac, possible heartbeat
    U/S #2, 12/30: HEARTBEAT! 128bpm, measuring right on at 7w EDD: 8/19/2015
    U/S #3, 1/9: BPM in the 180s, IT'S HAPPENING!!!
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  • Welcome and good luck!!

    Me: 25 DH: 26
    Married 11/12/11
    BFP 12/17/11
    DS 8/29/12 via C-section
    TFAS 3/2014
    BFP #2 5/25/15 EDD 2/4/2016
    It's a BOY!
  • Good luck and welcome.
  • Welcome and good luck!

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    TTC #1 for 18+ months - Age 32
    Aug-2014: All initial testing went well, waiting for 2015 for possible IUI.
    Love beer and bagels (not together), hate olives

  • Welcome and good luck!
    ~Married 12.09.12~
    ~NTNP #1 since 11.14 - Current Cycle: 2~
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  • Welcome to the board! I was also under the impression I would be selfish and child-free for the rest of my life. Something happened once I hit 30, and now here we are. I will say that being on BCPs for half my life really messed with my fertility. I hope your TTC journey is smooth sailing. Good luck!
    Me - 32 H - 32
    Married July 2009
    TTC#1 since Feb 2013
    RE consult Oct 2013 due to short cycles/light periods
    Dx: Diminished ovarian reserve/unexplained thinned uterine lining
    IVF#1 May 2014 - Follistim/Menopur/Ganirelix - 7R 4M 3F - 1 frosty (4AB)
    IVF#2 August 2014 - Lupron/Follistim/Menopur - 9R 4M 0F
    IVF#3 w/ICSI September 2014 - Follistim/Menopur/Ganirelix - 4R 4M 4F - 1 frosty
    FET#1 Dec 2014 - Lupron/Estrace(transdermal and vaginal)/Viagra/G-CSF wash - Cancelled due to poor lining response
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  • Welcome! We were child free by choice for 5 years. We weren't sure if we ever wanted children. Of course, after 20 months, we're still trying for #1. I was 28 when baby fever hit our house.
    Good luck! I hope your stay is short & sweet. You'll learn a lot by hanging around!!
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    courtyowl427
  • Welcome! DH and I have been married for 8 years and starting ttc in Feb. Even though its taking longer than I would have wished, I wouldn't change a thing about the time we spent together!
    Married to DH (aka the love of my life) since June 17th, 2006


    courtyowl427
  • Welcome to the board! I was also under the impression I would be selfish and child-free for the rest of my life. Something happened once I hit 30, and now here we are. I will say that being on BCPs for half my life really messed with my fertility. I hope your TTC journey is smooth sailing. Good luck!

    Mehhhh. Selfish?  I hope that just didn't come across the way you meant it??


    HI everyone. I have been lurking around here for the last few weeks and decided to finally introduce myself. Here's the short of it.!

    Welcome!! Basically in the same boat :) 

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       M/C April 2008 @ 14 wks
       BFP June 2008
       DD born February 2009
       Pcos (non insulin resistant)
       Started TFAS February 2014
      

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  • Welcome and good luck to you!!
    Together since April 2004.  Married since June 19th, 2010.
     BFP #1: January 31st 2012: CP. 
     BFP #2: June 1st 2012, Due:2/8/13. Avery was born via unplanned c section on 2/13/13. 
     BFP #3: Sept. 25th, 2014. Due: 6/5/15.  MMC on 10/23/14. Confirmed complete molar pregnancy per D&C 10/29/14, 
    HCG officially negative 12/10/14.  Benched until June 2015.
                                                        
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  • Welcome! I hope your stay is short and sweet!

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    Beckett  born 8/26/13. 8lb 11oz 20.5".
    TTC #2 Cycle 9-Planning to go TEAM GREEN!
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  • I agree 100%. I didn't mean to imply that all CF couples are selfish, just speaking from my own marriage. :) trust me, we were selfish, and still have our moments!!

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  • Yes! I used to say I was born without a maternal instinct. Wanted nothing to do with kids and thought I was a total
    Weirdo for not going crazy over babies like everyone else.

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  • Obviously I don't speak for all childless couples, but I felt I was selfish for many years when I would choose to spend my money on material possessions instead of planning for a family. That's just me though. I liked my life then, and I like my life now that we are TTC. It's just been a change.
    Me - 32 H - 32
    Married July 2009
    TTC#1 since Feb 2013
    RE consult Oct 2013 due to short cycles/light periods
    Dx: Diminished ovarian reserve/unexplained thinned uterine lining
    IVF#1 May 2014 - Follistim/Menopur/Ganirelix - 7R 4M 3F - 1 frosty (4AB)
    IVF#2 August 2014 - Lupron/Follistim/Menopur - 9R 4M 0F
    IVF#3 w/ICSI September 2014 - Follistim/Menopur/Ganirelix - 4R 4M 4F - 1 frosty
    FET#1 Dec 2014 - Lupron/Estrace(transdermal and vaginal)/Viagra/G-CSF wash - Cancelled due to poor lining response
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    courtyowl427
  • Welcome aboard and best of luck to you!!
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    Me: 33 DH: 31
    DD: 10 (born August 2004)
    Married 03/01/14
    TTC#2
    BFP: 05/17/2014 EDD: 1/25/15 MMC: 06/30/2014
    BFP: 01/31/15 MMC: 02/25/15 





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