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Newbie Intro: w/o 12/3



Please read The Ultimate TTGP Guide pinned at the top of the board (https://forums.thebump.com/discussion/12685680/the-ultimate-ttgp-guide-newbies-read-this-first/p1). It's full of information about TTGP and about our community here on The Bump. Please introduce yourself and share as much or as little as you are comfortable with. Once you're ready, feel free to jump into any of our daily/weekly threads to start participating in the community!

Ages (you and SO): 

How many months have you been TTC?: 

What are you doing to get knocked up (WAYDTGKU)?: 

Tell us about yourself! (Kids, pets, job, hobbies, etc.):


How I feel all of the time.
November FET Spreadsheet
September ER Spreadsheet
My Journey ***Tw in spoiler***

IVF
New RE; PCOS diagnosis taken away, IF due to ovary adhesions
IVF #1 - September 2018; Follistim, Menopur, Cetrotide & Lupron/HCG combo trigger; PGS; ICSI
Back on Levothyroxine
FET #1 - October 2018; cancelled, all PGS aneuploid
FET #1 - November 30th, 2018; transferring A+ boy
Wondfo BFP 5dp5dt, CB Digi 6dpt, 
1st Beta on 7dpt 93
2nd Beta on 10dpt 510!

IUI
TTC #1 since 2012
Diag w/MS 2016; w/PCOS & IF 2017
IUI #1 July 2017 w/100mg Clo+trigger; BFN; benched w/big cysts
IUI #2 October 2017 w/50mg Clo+trigger; BFN; benched w/big cysts
IUI #3 February 2018 w/5mg Femara+trigger; low P
BFP February; mc March; Subclinical hypothyroid started Levothyroxine 
IUI #4 March 2018 w/7.5mg Femara+trigger; BFN
Medicated cycle & TI April 2018 w/7.5mg Femara+trigger; BFN
Tried several cycles on our own; all BFN
 
brookert615

Re: Newbie Intro: w/o 12/3

  • Welcome @feather_heather!

    I'm by no means an expert on this nor have I even done any research, but IMO I would think a standard massage would be fine at a minimum. Maybe the hot stone kind wouldn't be? Prenatal massages are a thing right?

    I know hot tubs aren't good for the guys, but I'm not sure about women. Maybe only dip your feet?

    Sorry I'm not much help!
    Together since 2007
    Married July 2016
    TTC #1 since July 2017
    IUI #1 December 2018
    TTGP December Siggy Challenge: Awkward Family Photos
  • @feather_heather Welcome!  My son had CHD and a pacemaker as well.  I've met several adults with CHD in our local support group who have gone on to have successful pregnancies :)  Massages are fine for both of you.  YH should avoid the hot tub (it can damage sperm).  You should be ok using the hot tub during your TWW.  After you have a confirmed pregnancy, it's recommended to stay away from hot tubs or anything that can raise your core temperature.
    Me: 30 DH: 30
      <3 DS born 6/2017, became a heart angel 8/2018 <3

    TTGP December 2018 Siggy Challenge: Awkward Family Photos

    suzycupcake
  • @feather_heather Welcome!!! Massage is okay until you get a line, they are not recommended the first 12 weeks of pregnancy and most places won’t do them until 12 weeks. If you’re not getting overheated hot tubbing should be ok.
    Me: 34 DH: 46
    December Sig: Awkward Family Phone


    DSS: 19

    DSD: 16

    DS: 3(Nov'14)

    MMC:8/17

    MC: 1/18

    jrm_14
  • @inthewoods23 Thank you! Yes, it is just a standard massage anyways!

    @SpongeWorthy Thanks so much for this information! It is great to hear that you know of women with CHD that have had successful pregnancies! I have an OBGYN in Boston lined up that specializes in women with cardiac problems! She doesn't seem overly concerned, and gave me the green light back in August to start trying!

    @kindbytealikat Thank you for this info! 


  • How I feel all of the time.
    November FET Spreadsheet
    September ER Spreadsheet
    My Journey ***Tw in spoiler***

    IVF
    New RE; PCOS diagnosis taken away, IF due to ovary adhesions
    IVF #1 - September 2018; Follistim, Menopur, Cetrotide & Lupron/HCG combo trigger; PGS; ICSI
    Back on Levothyroxine
    FET #1 - October 2018; cancelled, all PGS aneuploid
    FET #1 - November 30th, 2018; transferring A+ boy
    Wondfo BFP 5dp5dt, CB Digi 6dpt, 
    1st Beta on 7dpt 93
    2nd Beta on 10dpt 510!

    IUI
    TTC #1 since 2012
    Diag w/MS 2016; w/PCOS & IF 2017
    IUI #1 July 2017 w/100mg Clo+trigger; BFN; benched w/big cysts
    IUI #2 October 2017 w/50mg Clo+trigger; BFN; benched w/big cysts
    IUI #3 February 2018 w/5mg Femara+trigger; low P
    BFP February; mc March; Subclinical hypothyroid started Levothyroxine 
    IUI #4 March 2018 w/7.5mg Femara+trigger; BFN
    Medicated cycle & TI April 2018 w/7.5mg Femara+trigger; BFN
    Tried several cycles on our own; all BFN
     
    splashmountaingalentine
  • Ages (you and SO): 30(31 on dec 13th), hubby 32

    How many months have you been TTC?: I know it is not as long to some on here but 4 months. I got my skyla out after 3 years and it was bent and my doctor told me that I might be able to have children anymore and to try asap for a year and if I have no luck than the IUD cause scaring. 

    What are you doing to get knocked up (WAYDTGKU)?: 
    CM checks, Temp Checks and following Apps.

    Tell us about yourself! (Kids, pets, job, hobbies, etc.): I have 2 boys 7 and 3. I own a cleaning business. 

    Just looking to get advise if I have have questions or concerns. Maybe help anyone if I know an answer to a problem they are experiencing. 
    galentine
  • @darksea11 I'm sorry to hear about what your doctor said. Can they do an U/S and see if you have scarring?
    TTGP December Siggy Challenge: Awkward Christmas Photos


  • They said not till after the 1 year mark. 
  • Hi everyone! I've been lurking for a bit and wanted to introduce myself now!

    Ages (you and SO): I'm 34 and my DH is 37

    How many months have you been TTC?: I guess 3... Started trying in September after my IUD removal got a BFP on 11/11 and then had an early miscarriage sometime around 5-6 weeks which was confirmed on 11/28, probably because I never go my period after the Mirena was removed so I'm thinking my body just wasn't really prepared to carry a viable pregnancy... so we are back to the TTC game and keeping our fingers crossed for a sticky in the near future! 

    What are you doing to get knocked up (WAYDTGKU)?: Prenatals, Vitamin D and "trying" to monitor my CM - my body/cycles seem to be all over the place after the IUD so we just try and have "sexy-time" as often as possible!

    Tell us about yourself! (Kids, pets, job, hobbies, etc.): DS is 6 and is dying to be a big brother!  We have 2 dogs - a 10 1/2 year old dachshund and a 10 month old beagle/hound mix.  I'm a training specialist at my main job but also teach dance to 3-6 year old kiddies on the weekends!

    It's nice to be a part of the group!
    Lilypie Kids Birthday tickers

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    bean1818kiki047galentine
  • Long time lurker!

    Ages (you and SO): 32 / 34

    How many months have you been TTC?: 3

    What are you doing to get knocked up: temping / fertility friend, HIO, CM, just cut caffeine because I think it was impacting my stress/anxiety/sleep...which has made me super cranky all week

    Tell us about yourself! (Kids, pets, job, hobbies, etc.): I have one 2 year old, work in management consulting, no pets, and my hobbies are basically lying horizontally on my chaise lounge by 8pm and telling Netflix that yes I am still watching. My new thing is I am going to try reading.

    Everyone here seems super smart and fun I am psyched to be here!
    galentine
  • PibbleMomPibbleMom member
    Fourth Anniversary 100 Love Its 10 Comments Name Dropper
    edited December 9

    Hi! I was a member here long ago (like 2013-14ish), lurked the bump for a very long time before MH was finally ready to start TTC, then there was an implosion and a migration, something about Lisa Frank, then the migrated board imploded as well. I'm coming back as we start to TFAS. I'll get comfy though, because our first took us 15 months even after DH was ready.

    Ages (you and SO): 35

    How many months have you been TTC?: Benched til late January.

    What are you doing to get knocked up (WAYDTGKU)?: We are TTA currently, but I am tracking BBT & CM in FF, prenatals, vitex to help my short LP, trying to lose as much weight as I can in the meantime because it can only help my cause.

    Tell us about yourself! (Kids, pets, job, hobbies, etc.): We have 1 toddler daughter who will be 2 in January. I am still BFing her, but that doesn't seem to have affected my cycles since they returned. I have a notoriously short LP, has been as short as 8 days in the past, taking Vitex fairly quickly helped that jump up to 10-11 days and then a BFP last time on our 13th month (CP) and again 15th month TTC. We have 1 dog (the older one in my profile pic passed this summer :( ) and 3 cats. I am a hobbiest photographer with a degree in it hoping to maybe work my way back to professional (I was long ago), and MH and I own a business besides that.  


    b_1029galentinekiki047
  • keikilovekeikilove member
    100 Comments Photogenic Name Dropper
    edited December 11
    Ages (you and SO): I'm 30-through, as I like to say :), and he's already 50 but he looks like he's 30.

    How many months have you been TTC?: Tricky....I intro'd here in TTGP back in June/July but quickly moved to my BMB.  Now I'm back again.  So, we've been trying for 3 months total I guess.... We tried a tiny bit in June 2018 when I knew little of the obsession this TTC would become.  Tried again in July and got lucky.  *TW* Just had a devastating loss of our girl at 18 weeks gestation about 6 weeks ago. *End TW.* Due to my age we are now going full steam ahead with trying again.

    What are you doing to get knocked up (WAYDTGKU)?: Recently I've made it my job to learn the ins and outs of conception, and pressuring my husband.  Those innocent days of "trying a tiny bit" are long gone.  Now I'm charting w/FF, frequently re-reading parts of "Taking Charge of Your Fertility", temping, checking CM, using OPKs like they don't cost money, taking PNVs with folate, adding fish oil, baby aspirin, vit D3, Vitex, CoQ10, Maca. If we get pregnant again I will add Lovenox to avoid another loss (due to blood clotting disorders I just learned about). MH is taking his multis, fish oil, CoQ10.

    Tell us about yourself! (Kids, pets, job, hobbies, etc.): I have a grown child (21 YO) and we have a daughter who just turned 3.


    meggymegalentinemarebear15b_1029
  • Hi everyone! Excited to join the boards
    Ages (you and SO):  Me 36 SO 42

    How many months have you been TTC?: 3 

    What are you doing to get knocked up:
    Monitoring cycles/timing 

    Tell us about yourself! (Kids, pets, job, hobbies, etc.): 2 adorable dogs and a crazy cat, work in a very stressful sales job 
    galentine
  • Hi Everyone!  Not new to TB, but back after awhile.

    Ages (you and SO): I am 38, DH is 42

    How many months have you been TTC?: Since March.  But I had a twin miscarriage in August and then retained tissue, which kept me benched until now. 

    What are you doing to get knocked up (WAYDTGKU)?: Charting, OPKs

    Tell us about yourself! (Kids, pets, job, hobbies, etc.): I work in a school.  DH and I have a 5 year old girl.  Would love to girl her a sibling. 
    galentine
  • @keikilove Welcome, although I’m sad you are here.  I’m also taking aspirin as part of my TTC regimen because *TW* in my previous pregnancy, DS developed severe IUGR *end TW*. While I don’t have a known clotting disorder, my MFM thinks it can’t hurt. I hope your stay here is short ❤️
    Me: 30 DH: 30
      <3 DS born 6/2017, became a heart angel 8/2018 <3

    TTGP December 2018 Siggy Challenge: Awkward Family Photos

    meggyme
  • @keikilove, I'm so sorry for your loss. <3 I hope your stay here is short.
  • @keikilove + @kerco925 I am so sorry to hear about your losses. I hope you aren't here long, but welcome :)

    TTGP December Siggy: Awkward Family Christmas Photos


    Married 10.2016
    TTC #1 11.2017

  • @SpongeWorthy @galentine @b_1029  Thank you for the kind welcome.  And I'm sorry if mentioning losses isn't allowed on this thread, I'm not new to TB but still get confused in this TTGP board about what can get mentioned where.  Thanks for overlooking it if I broke protocol. 
    b_1029
  • @keikilove I *think* you can mention here (maybe with a TW), other places with a TW, but can definitely talk freely about it in the TTCAL thread. Someone correct me if I’m wrong, I’m not 100% sure either haha! 

    TTGP December Siggy: Awkward Family Christmas Photos


    Married 10.2016
    TTC #1 11.2017

    keikilove
  • Hi everyone! I am diving back in here again after a long time away so thought I would re-intro. My husband and I have been trying for #2 since we had my IUD out in June so hoping to stay accountable with temping because it gives me a lot of anxiety!

    Ages (you and SO):  37 & 35 

    How many months have you been TTC?: 6

    What are you doing to get knocked up (WAYDTGKU)?:  Temping, CM. Might try OPKs this cycle. 

    Tell us about yourself! (Kids, pets, job, hobbies, etc.):  Married for 11 years next month! We have one beautiful, smart and spunky daughter, Baby Bells, who just turned 2 on Saturday and a lazy cat named Dudley. I am in a finance role at an insurance company and DH is an engineer working for a mechanical contractor as their chief estimator. I read a lot in my spare time and try to stay fit and active. We are a seasonally outdoorsy family in that we live in New England and all hate the cold but love to hike, ride bikes, etc., but hope to also add canoe trips and other activities as we get older. We also love to travel - this year we went to Jamaica, San Antonio, Colorado, the sunny beaches of DE (lol) and London. Next year we have the Bahamas and Phoenix in the mix but hoping to do something more adventurous over the summer but since we are TTC not planning too far in advance as I am still hopeful. 

    Looking forward to meeting everyone!
    Me: 37, DH: 35 
    Married Jan 2008 

    DD Baby Bells born Dec 2016 5 lbs, 12 oz, 18" <3 so in love <3

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