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Newbie Intros w/o 1/6



Welcome, new members! 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 would like. Once you're ready, feel free to jump into any of our daily/weekly threads to participate 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.):
me: 34 / so: 34 | ttc #1 since 9/2018

January Signature Challenge - Gym Fails:


kpearse99keikilovekrystrist2014

Re: Newbie Intros w/o 1/6

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  • Welcome back @linzrunz! Sorry for all that you’ve been through. Hope you have some success this time around. 
    It's funny how it's the little things in life that mean the most...not where you live, or what you drive, or the price tag on your clothes... There's no dollar sign on a piece of mind, this I've come to know! *ZBB*

    Me: 36 DH 35 
    TTC  9/2016     BFP 12/9/16    EDD 8/21/17    NMC 1/8/16 at 7w6d
    TTC  2/2017  BFP 3/6/17   EDD 11/17/17   DS born 11/25/17 via ECS
    TTC 12/2018   BFP 6/2/19   EDD 2/12/20  NMC / BO at 7 weeks, low progesterone
    TTC 7/2019   BFP 8/21/19 EDD 4/22/20 CP at 5 weeks
    TTC 8/19    IUI #1 w/ Clomid + Ovidrel + progesterone  BFN, IUI 2 and 3 w/ Letrozole + Ovidrel + progesterone,
    IUI 4 Follistim + Ovidrel + progesterone BFP 1/9/20 EDD 9/18/20

    AMA, ITP in pregnancy, vWD type II - low Factor VIII, unexplained RPL and secondary infertility
    linzrunzwabash15
  • krash_krash_ member
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    Ages (you and SO): both 31

    How many months have you been TTC?: 1

    What are you doing to get knocked up (WAYDTGKU)?: I had my IUD removed last month. We were NTNP since then but I have no chill so I was checking CM so I am technically in my TWW but I got a BFN last night so I'm really just waiting for AF. 

    Tell us about yourself! (Kids, pets, job, hobbies, etc.): We are TFAS. I was on TB in 2016-2018 on TTGP and then June 2018 BMB. DS is 19 months now. We have a dog and a cat that he likes to "love" and they put up with him. Time for hobbies is limited but I enjoy baths, doing fun stuff with the family and watching the bachelor. 
    Me & MH: 31 │ DS: 6/1/18 (Pre-E; IUGR; seizures bilateral grade 2 ventricular hemorrhage)


    bluetickgalkeikilovemusicalmommy3jennifer_louise
  • Ages (you and SO): 32 & 32

    How many months have you been TTC?: 
    Haven’t had a regular cycle, so have been casually TTC for 2 months. I have had two light periods since early November, but not sure if I am ovulating!

    What are you doing to get knocked up (WAYDTGKU)?: 
    Taking my vitamins, enjoying some alone time with my hubby!

    Tell us about yourself! (Kids, pets, job, hobbies, etc.):
    We have three kids, and a dog! We have lots of hobbies: hockey, playing outdoors, spending time with family, etc. Life is hectic but filled with love. 
    keikilovebluetickgalkrystrist2014
  • @bserena hello and welcome 👋 I have a beautiful step daughter too and just like you doesn’t live with us but we have her every other weekend also. Thats very kind of you to volunteer with a rescue. I could only imagine how hard it is. I would want to take very animal home too.  Hope your TTC journey is short and sweet. 

    @linzrunz welcome back to TB. Sorry your TTC journey has been tough and all that you have gone through. I hope it works out for you this time. 

    @krash_ Hi and welcome back as well. I also love baths and watching the bachelor. Oddly enough, My boss’s niece is actually on this new current season with Peter the Pilot. 

    @musicalmommy3 welcome to TB! 
    keikilovekrash_linzrunzmusicalmommy3
  • hp242hp242 member
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    Hi!  I've been lurking pretty consistently since mid November, but waited until now to introduce myself because I've been out of town too much to get involved in threads consistently.

    Ages (you and SO): 27 & 28

    How many months have you been TTC?: 3

    What are you doing to get knocked up (WAYDTGKU)?:  BBT, OPK, prenatals, BD EOD

    Tell us about yourself! (Kids, pets, job, hobbies, etc.):  I work in Rail and MH is an engineer - we met in school both studying engineering.  We bought a cottage last year and spent most of our free time (when there isn't snow) renovating it.  There can be up at 10 feet of snow in a season where it is, so can't do so much there at this point until spring.  I do all sorts of crafts, knit, crochet, quilt, embroidery and this weekend I'm going to start learning how to weave.  I also do CrossFit, and have stuck with it better than any other exercise routine I've tried in the past, it'll be a year going 4-6 times a week at the end of the month.
    bluetickgalmusicalmommy3krystrist2014keikilove
  • I guess I will stop lurking and finally jump in! 

    Ages (you and SO): 29 & 33

    How many months have you been TTC?: This will be the first cycle we aren’t avoiding. Just got my IUD removed on 12/11 and my OB said to wait one cycle. 

    What are you doing to get knocked up (WAYDTGKU)?: 
    Mostly NTNP, I kind of want my cycle to regulate a little bit. The Mirena crash is a real thing!! I am thinking about buying some LH testing strips to track ovulation since I had no idea what my body was doing this cycle. I’ve never used them before, I kind of don’t know what I’m doing lol. 

    Tell us about yourself! (Kids, pets, job, hobbies, etc.):
    We have two kids, a 7-year-old and a 5-year-old. I have a dog and 3 cats. I’m a preschool teacher. I don’t have a lot of time for hobbies but I love to read! Currently reading the Witcher books after finishing the show on Netflix. 
    krystrist2014bluetickgalkeikilove
  • Welcome everyone! 
    December Signature Challenge - Holiday decor fails / extreme decor:

    Dec2014 BMB / DD born 1.1.2015 
    TTC Baby#2 Nov2019


    linzrunz
  • @kmfoley Welcome!! I highly recommend LH strips after coming off birth control. I’ve been using them to make sure my cycle regulated after I came off the pill a couple months ago. 

    Married 07.21.07
    DS#1 01.23.09
    DS#2 08.01.11
    TTC#3  08.31.15
    Laparoscopy/Hysteroscopy/HSG 05.16.17
    Hysteroscopy 10.04.17 10.05.17
    Laparoscopy/Hysteroscopy/HSG 01.10.19
    Left tube removed
    dx: Endometriosis, Adenomyosis
    BC: February-October 2019
    TTA: November-December 2019
    NTNP: January 2020!

    kitkatz1990
  • @linzrunz Is there a specific brand that you like of the LH strips? I've been looking into them too
  • @bserena Wondfos! They’re cheap and reliable. 

    Married 07.21.07
    DS#1 01.23.09
    DS#2 08.01.11
    TTC#3  08.31.15
    Laparoscopy/Hysteroscopy/HSG 05.16.17
    Hysteroscopy 10.04.17 10.05.17
    Laparoscopy/Hysteroscopy/HSG 01.10.19
    Left tube removed
    dx: Endometriosis, Adenomyosis
    BC: February-October 2019
    TTA: November-December 2019
    NTNP: January 2020!

  • ss916ss916 member
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    Ages (you and SO): both 27

    How many months have you been TTC?: About 4 months. Started casually, but now we are really trying. 

    What are you doing to get knocked up (WAYDTGKU)?: Began taking prenatal, going to start charting this cycle, and of course doing lots of the dirty ;)

    Tell us about yourself! (Kids, pets, job, hobbies, etc.): My husband and I just got married a little over a year ago in Jamaica. He is an engineer and I am a teacher. We are really looking forward to growing our family :) 
    linzrunzkeikilove
  • Hi @knottiee9c4ed253e69cd2e Welcome to TTGP! 

    It would be really helpful if you go into your profile and change your username to something specific it will be much easier to interact with and tag you! If you've already done it and the username still says knottie, then sometimes logging out and back in helps with that! 
    me: 34 / so: 34 | ttc #1 since 9/2018

    January Signature Challenge - Gym Fails:


    linzrunzkrystrist2014keikilovess916
  • bluetickgalbluetickgal member
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    edited January 10
    @photographerwife oh dear friend...I’m so very sorry to see you back here and to hear of everything you have been through!! Sending you so many hugs!!!! 💜💜💜 Take care of yourself and know that we are here for you!!! 
    *Edited to fix typo.
    photographerwifebegging4abumpkeikilove
  • @photographerwife oh nooo!! I'm so sorry you went through that! Many hugs ❤️
    TTGP January Siggy Challege - Gym Fails


    Me: 30 DH:32

    Together since 2007
    Married 7/2/16

    TTC #1 since 7/2017
    Dx: unexplained, low morph

    IUI #1-3 all BFN

    IVF #1 - 6/11/19
    24R, 17M, 15F, 6B, PGT-A tested - 5 normal, 3 girls & 2 boys

    FET #1 - 9/10/19
    Best male not viable after thaw, used boy #2 (both graded 5BB)
    Beta 9/20/19....BFN
    "I know you, but we've never met. I'm with you, but I don't know your name"

    FET #2 - Tentatively 3/31/20 after loss, ERA, and Receptiva testing
    Loss testing normal
    Biopsy for ERA and Receptiva - 1/6/20

    photographerwife
  • @photographerwife I'm so very sorry, friend. <3 
    me: 34 / so: 34 | ttc #1 since 9/2018

    January Signature Challenge - Gym Fails:


    photographerwife
  • @photographerwife sending you all the creepy internet stranger hugs! I am so so sorry to hear about your loss. I’m glad that you feel and know that this is a safe place for you though. ❤️
    December Signature Challenge - Holiday decor fails / extreme decor:

    Dec2014 BMB / DD born 1.1.2015 
    TTC Baby#2 Nov2019


    photographerwife
  • @photographerwife I’ve been thinking about you and I’m so sorry about your tube. I’m glad you came back here even though I hate so much that you had to. We’re here for you!❤️
    photographerwife
  • @photographerwife oh no! aww.. I’m so so sorry for your loss and all that you have been through lately. Sorry that you find yourself back here. Lots of Hugs ❤️ 
    photographerwife
  • oh no @photographerwife I am so very sorry for all that you've been through. Sending you love and strength as you heal physically and emotionally from the trauma of your loss. <3 

    Me: 32  MH: 36

    TTC since Dec 2017

    Aug '18: PCOS dx

    Nov '18: MH SA - 19mil

    Dec '18-Mar '19: Letrozole + TI - all BFN

    Apr '19: Letrozole + TI, - BFN.  Repeat SA (27mil) & DNA fragmentation test (17%)

    Aug '19: Letrozole + HCG trigger + IUI + prog supp - BFN (MH: 16mil)

    Sep '19: 2nd IUI, same protocol - BFN (MH: 16mil) 

    Dec '19: IVF #1 w/ICSI, PGS. FET Jan/Feb 2020

    photographerwife
  • my dear friend, @photographerwife I am so heartbroken for you. I know how very loved and wanted your baby was. I'm also so so sorry you ended up needing your tube removed. Ugh, this is so damn unfair. I'm here if you need someone to talk to. I'll be keeping you in my thoughts and sending you some extra love and strength. 

    January Signature Challenge - Gym Equipment Fails:


    TTC #1: May 2011
    BFP: 10/27/2011 |  EDD: 6/30/12
    DS born 6/28/12 via C/S 3 

    TTC #2: September 2018
    Me: 35 | DH: 38
    Mirena out 9/13 after 6 years
    BFP 11/11/2018 | MC @ 5.5 weeks on Thanksgiving
    July 2019 - Diagnosed with Secondary Unexplained IF
    August 2019 - 2.5 mg of Letrozole = Never Ovulated so Trigger and IUI were cancelled
    9/30/2019 - IUI #1 (5 mg of Letrozole + Trigger) =  BFP but Betas showed CP @ 4 weeks
    10/28/2019 - IUI #2 (7.5mg of Letrozole + Trigger) = BFN
    11/25/2019 - IUI #3 (7.5mg of Letrozole, Trigger + Crinone after IUI) = BFN
    12/24/2019 - IUI #4 (7.5mg of Letrozole + Crinone after IUI) = BFN
    January 2020 - IUI #5 (50mg of Clomid + Trigger + Crinone after IUI)

    Lilypie Kids Birthday tickers


    photographerwife
  • @photographerwife I am so sorry!💙 Im sending you hugs, & hoping that you can heal fairly quickly from all this trauma.💗
    photographerwife
  • @photographerwife oh I am so sorry for your loss. Sending hugs friend. 💕
    photographerwife
  • Oh @photographerwife my friend I'm so sorry for your loss and sorry that you're benched for so long due to the medical circumstances. Take your time to reintegrate. We're here for you. Sending you so much love! 
    *TW*
    Me: 24 Dh: 45
    Married: 10.2018
    DS #1: 06.2014
    Hyperemesis Gravidarum, Emergency C-Section
    MC: 03.2017- 5 Weeks
    Rainbow DS #2: 07.2018
    Hyperemesis Gravidarum, Fetal Surgery, PPROM, Placental Abruption, Partial Uterine Rupture, Emergency C-Section
    NICU, Chronic Kidney Disease
    TTC #3: Medically Cleared 12.5.2019, Benched Again 12.17.2019

    January 2020 TTGP Signature Challenge: Gym/Exercise Fails


    photographerwife
  • **lurking** I'm so sorry @photographerwife. I lost my right tube in 2016 due to a hydrosalpinx so if you want to PM me with any questions or just to vent please feel free. ❤️
    Me: 36 | H: 43
    **TW**
    TTC #1: May 2015
    IF DX January 2016- Me: Right sided hydrosalpinx 
    Right tube removed: February 2016
    Acupuncture + TCM: March 2016
    BFP: July 4, 2016 | DS: March 2017 (39w 2d)
    TTC #2: April 2019
    BFP #2: April 2019 | CP: April 30, 2019 (4w 2d)
    BFP #3: July 15, 2019
    EDD: March 27, 2020



    begging4abump
  • @photographerwife Sorry for lurking I can’t help it when it comes to medications, that’s my area of expertise.  I am so so sorry you are back here but luckily this is a great community to be in  but I wanted to let you know that you normally only have to wait one full cycle before you can start trying again, in regards to methotrexate. If the male was on it it’s 3 months but for females it’s only one. I’m not sure if the tube will extend that but methotrexate should only bench you one cycle so you may not have to wait as long as you think! 
    photographerwife
  • *lurking*
    @photographerwife I am so very sorry you are going through and and sorry about your tube.  Thinking of you and sending big hugs ❤❤
    Me: 33  DH: 35
    Dating 4/2008
    Home Purchase 3/2010
    Married 6/2016
    TTC #1:  9/2019
  • @photographerwife I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you so much and will be sending you all my prayers!  
  • @photographerwife I am so, so sorry for everything you are going through. so many hugs to you, friend.
    Married: Spring 2009
    TTC #1: July 2018
    *TW*
    BFP 12/7/18, EDD 8/20/19
    CP 12/17/18 @ 5 weeks, 1 day
    BFP 7/1/19, CP confirmed 7/3/19
    First RE consult 5/2019
    Hycosy: All clear!
    Unexplained RPL/IF
    TTGP January Signature Challenge: Workout Fails

  • Kmfoley said:
    I guess I will stop lurking and finally jump in! 

    Ages (you and SO): 29 & 33

    How many months have you been TTC?: This will be the first cycle we aren’t avoiding. Just got my IUD removed on 12/11 and my OB said to wait one cycle. 

    What are you doing to get knocked up (WAYDTGKU)?: 
    Mostly NTNP, I kind of want my cycle to regulate a little bit. The Mirena crash is a real thing!! I am thinking about buying some LH testing strips to track ovulation since I had no idea what my body was doing this cycle. I’ve never used them before, I kind of don’t know what I’m doing lol. 

    Tell us about yourself! (Kids, pets, job, hobbies, etc.):
    We have two kids, a 7-year-old and a 5-year-old. I have a dog and 3 cats. I’m a preschool teacher. I don’t have a lot of time for hobbies but I love to read! Currently reading the Witcher books after finishing the show on Netflix. 
    FYI, this is me!! I had tried to change my username because that other one is my old username from The Knot when I got married...when I hit post on this I realized I hadn’t been successful at changing my username and I ended up just making a whole new account and then of course had to wait a few days before posting. Anyway, I’m excited to finally ACTUALLY jump in! (Also if this posts as my old username I’m going to lose my mind lol) 
    keikilovekiki047gingermama29musicalmommy3
  • @kitkatz1990 lmao you're good!
    TTGP January Siggy Challege - Gym Fails


    Me: 30 DH:32

    Together since 2007
    Married 7/2/16

    TTC #1 since 7/2017
    Dx: unexplained, low morph

    IUI #1-3 all BFN

    IVF #1 - 6/11/19
    24R, 17M, 15F, 6B, PGT-A tested - 5 normal, 3 girls & 2 boys

    FET #1 - 9/10/19
    Best male not viable after thaw, used boy #2 (both graded 5BB)
    Beta 9/20/19....BFN
    "I know you, but we've never met. I'm with you, but I don't know your name"

    FET #2 - Tentatively 3/31/20 after loss, ERA, and Receptiva testing
    Loss testing normal
    Biopsy for ERA and Receptiva - 1/6/20

    kitkatz1990
  • @kitkatz1990 I have three right now, a 7 & 5 year old and they are awesome with my 1 year old. 3 is fun!  

    Preschool teacher? And all the pets? Holy patience Batman. 
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