Babies on the Brain


Hello! I used to post on the Knot while wedding planning. I've been married for over a year and a half, and we plan for me to be off birth control in May. The ideal time to conceive would be July through October, but I'd welcome a baby sooner.

My baby fever started last summer, but I've kept it a secret from everyone but my husband. Initially, he wanted to wait another couple years, but after several long conversations and discussing things logically (and emotionally), we have decided to try this coming summer. Now, it's just a few months before I'm coming off birth control, and it's all I can think about. We are keeping it a secret from family and friends that we are planning to try, so that's why I'm here. I'd like a place to talk about what I'm feeling with someone other than my husband. 

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  • Welcome to the group! That's one reason why I joined too, to talk about things and ask advice from other people in a similar situation I'm in. My husband and I set a date too for TTC. It's very exciting and consumes my thoughts regularly.
  • Luckywife, when is your TTC date?
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  • Welcome!  I hope the rest of your waiting time goes quickly!
    Married 5/21/2011
    DD 1 10/2012
    CP 9/2013
    DD 2 6/2014
    CP 3/2016        
     BFP 12/8/2016        
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  • Thanks. I hope so too! I've been lurking for a bit and saw that "Taking Charge of Your Fertility" is recommended, so I've ordered it. A bookstore nearby has it, but it was on Amazon for $4.20 including shipping. I don't care if the previous owner wrote all over it. That's a good price. I'm hoping that reading it can help ease the wait.
  • Molly&D: I just bought a used copy of TCYF off Amazon as well the other day! 
  • August is when we'd like to start TTC! :)

    I saw that you're going to read "Taking Charge of Your Fertility". I haven't began reading any books about fertility or pregnancy, what made you interested in TCYF? Are there any other books you are thinking about reading? I'm a bookworm and have been itching to find good pregnancy books.
  • @luckywife10: around these boards, Taking Charge of Your Fertility is like the getting pregnant Bible. It's really helpful for understanding your body, your cycles and how fertility actually works.
  • Welcome! I remember seeing you over on The Knot, I think we got married around the same time frame :)

    I also purchased Taking Charge of Your Fertility about a month ago. I haven't read it cover to cover but I've read bits and pieces and will refer to it more regularly when I actually start temping. I also downloaded the Fertility Friend app that everyone uses for charting here. When you first download the app, you receive a series of "lessons" that are a pretty helpful summary.

  • @CrystalPDX I also got the Fertility Friend app. It doesn't mean much yet, since I'm on birth control still, but I wanted to see how it works. 

    @Luckywife10 I got the recommendation for the book from lurking here, then I looked on Amazon and the reviews were insanely good. Over a thousand reviews, and only a few were less than 5 star ratings. 
  • Sirius37Sirius37 member
    edited February 2016
    Welcome! I joined TB for similar reasons last September and it's been a helpful (and informative!) distraction. It was also a good move with ordering TCOYF: I finished reading it about two months ago and it helped me to feel way more prepared for when DH and I actually start TTC (when he returns from deployment this summer)! BOTB can be slow compared to the TTC board, so I recommend lots of stalking over at TTC to help with the BSC baby brain. :)

    Edit: to clarify, because I'm still in vacation mode.
  • @Sirius37 I've been looking at the TTGP board a lot. Since I can't actually try yet, im doing everything I can to learn about trying. I've had friends get lucky and pregnant within a month or two and another that took over a year. The latter was a cycle or two away from going to see a specialist when it happened for her. What worked for her was temping and using the FF app. I've learned that I don't need to reinvent the wheel. I'm just going to take the resources that are already out there. 
  • Just picked up a copy of TCYF at the library today and I can't wait to start reading it!
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