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Newbie Intros w/o 7/27

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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). 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: 31 DH:33 | 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 | BFN
"I know you, but we've never met. I'm with you, but I don't know your name"
Loss, Receptiva, & ERA testing | all normal/negative, recommended going on gluten and dairy free diet
FET #2 | Cancelled due to pandemic, trying on our own again for now

TTGP August Siggy - Swimwear Fails

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Re: Newbie Intros w/o 7/27

  • gusgus14gusgus14 member
    Hi there! 

    Ages (you and SO): Both 32

    How many months have you been TTC?: 8 months/9 cycles 

    What are you doing to get knocked up (WAYDTGKU)?: We are trying to go low stress right now so I’ve stopped OPKs and we are basically just DTD enough to cover our bases. I will be talking to my doctor next month about doing some bloodwork. I know that my ovulation is weak and I also have somewhat short cycles.

    Tell us about yourself! (Kids, pets, job, hobbies, etc.): 1 kid, 2 pit mixes, and 2 cats (including the dapper gentleman in my profile picture). I am a contracts manager at a software company. I’ve worked there for 9.5 years and I’ve been in my current position for about 7 years. Hobbies? Hmmmmm does sleeping count? But really I love lounging around watching tv and I also spend a whole lot of time with my husband renovating our house. 

    I think that’s pretty much it! I’m really just looking for a community to share in this process and all that goes with it.
    _orchid_acleverusernamekeikilove
  • akorosakoros member
    Ages (you and SO): 35 and 34 (almost 35)

    How many months have you been TTC?: Hit the 2-year mark this month. I've been able to get pregnant twice in that time (October 2019 and April 2020), but neither were ultimately successful, both ending at around 15-16 weeks. 

    What are you doing to get knocked up (WAYDTGKU)?: Since our initial round of tests came back normal (standard panel, NxGen on me, sperm for him) we've just been trying to hit the timing right (I use cheap Pregmate OPK strips to figure out when I ovulate). However, since I now have two consecutive losses my doctor is referring me to a MFM for further testing/evaluation. 

    Tell us about yourself! (Kids, pets, job, hobbies, etc.): No kids, still trying for our first. I have an old-lady cat who I got just after graduating from college and are thinking about getting a dog. We've wanted one for years, and now seems like a perfect time since we're both working from home for a few more months (at least) and have settled into our new house. The cat will hate it, but if we can find a dog that doesn't harass her too much she'll get over it. I'm an economist with the government, focusing on international trade policy. Hobbies are travel (not now, though), cooking, reading, gardening (not that good at it, but learning), and photography (also not that good at it, but enjoy fiddling with a camera). I'm also almost 2 years in to knitting a big blanket. I'm not working on it constantly, it's just something to keep my hands busy, so I planned for it to take forever. I should learn to knit more stuff, right now I only know how to do scarves and blankets, but even someone like me who loves scarves and blankets can have too many.
    gusgus14acleverusernamekeikilove
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  • _orchid__orchid_ member
    Welcome @gusgus14 @akoros! I hope you both have a short stay here! 
    gusgus14
  • Hi @gusgus14 and @akoros. Thanks for the intros. Looking forward to getting to know you a bit more on the other threads, and - like @_orchid_ said, I hope you're not around here for too long. FX!

    TTC History

    Me: 36, MH: 35 | Met 02/09 | Started Dating 08/17 | Married 02/02/2020

    TTC #1 since 02/2020


    TTGP August Siggy - SWIMWEAR FAILS 😆


    gusgus14
  • fitzfizzfitzfizz member
    Good morning all! 

    I am unfortunately back much sooner than expected. Some of you I remember from when I was here in Dec-Feb, others I am looking forward to getting to know.

    Ages: I’m 31, he is 38

    How many months have you been TTC: Originally started December 2019, successful fairly quickly, but that unfortunately ended in a devastating loss at 22 weeks. 

    WAYDTGKU: Starting to track now since I have been cleared by my OB to try again.

    Tell is about yourself: No kids yet, but we have one cat and I am definitely a bit of a cat lady. 


    ashaislurkingkeikilove
  • @fitzfizz I am so sorry for your loss ❤️❤️
    Me: 31 DH:33 | 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 | BFN
    "I know you, but we've never met. I'm with you, but I don't know your name"
    Loss, Receptiva, & ERA testing | all normal/negative, recommended going on gluten and dairy free diet
    FET #2 | Cancelled due to pandemic, trying on our own again for now

    TTGP August Siggy - Swimwear Fails

    Bikini fail feat cute puppy on Make a GIF
  • bows22bows22 member
    @fitzfizz oh my gosh, I am so incredibly sorry. ❤️❤️ 
  • @fitzfizz I am so sorry for your loss!! 💜 Sending so many hugs your way!!! 
  • gusgus14gusgus14 member
    @fitzfizz I'm so so sorry for your loss  <3
  • @fitzfizz I am so sorry <3
    *TTGP August Siggy Challenge - Swimwear Fails*


    *TTC History*

    Me: 36, MH: 37; Married August 2017

    TTC #1 October 2017: BFP on 12/1/2017, DD born 7/24/18 @ 37+1 after induction due to preeclampsia

    TTC #2 January 2020: AMA, dx with DOR in May 2020

    IVF July 2020: 16 eggs retrieved, 14 mature, 13 fertilized, 3 blasts, 2 PGT-A normal

  • @fitzfizz I am so sorry to see you back here so soon. Fingers crossed you get a sticky bean soon. Sending you so much love!
    *TW*
    Me: 24 Dh: 46
    Married: 10.2018
    DS #1: 06.2014
    Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG), Emergency C-Section
    MC: 03.2017- 5 Weeks
    Rainbow DS #2: 07.2018
    HG, 19w Fetal Surgery, 24w PPROM, 33w Placental Abruption, Partial Uterine Rupture, Emergency C-Section
    NICU, Chronic Kidney Disease
    TTC #3: Medically Cleared 12.5.2019, Benched Again 12.17.2019, Medically Cleared 2.7.2020

    August 2020 TTGP Signature Challenge: Swimwear Fails


  • @fitzfizz I’m so so sorry for your loss. Sending lots of hugs your way ❤️
  • asf0613asf0613 member
    @fitzfizz so sorry for your loss
    Me: 29 | DH: 40 
    Married: June 2014 
    TW*
    TTC #1 Since: August 2019
    BFP: November 1, 2019 | EDD: July 11, 2020
    MMC: December 26, 2019
    TTGP AUGUST SIGGY CHALLENGE: SWIMWEAR FAILS
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  • @fitzfizz I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I hope your stay here is not-so-long. 

    TTC History

    Me: 36, MH: 35 | Met 02/09 | Started Dating 08/17 | Married 02/02/2020

    TTC #1 since 02/2020


    TTGP August Siggy - SWIMWEAR FAILS 😆


  • oh @fitzfizz :( I am so deeply sorry, my friend, for your loss. My heart just goes out to you. I know this goes without saying, but you're surrounded by the best group of supportive women here and we will help you through this however we can. I'm sending you love, hugs and healing <3
    August Signature Challenge - Swimsuit 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 removed 9/13/2018 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
    1/24/2020 - IUI #5 (50mg of Clomid + Trigger + Crinone after IUI) = BFN and an Ovarian Cyst
    3/2/2020 - Taking a break to reset/NTNP

    Lilypie Kids Birthday tickers


    bows22
  • @fitzfizz Oh no, I am so sorry for your loss.💔 We are here for you. Like Kpearse said, We are sending you so much love, hugs, & healing.💞 I’ve been through the same, so if you ever want to talk feel free to message me. I’m sure you know, but the TTCAL thread may be a helpful place for you to process & get support as well. I hope your next stay here is short & gets you your take-home baby. 
  • @fitzfizz I am so sorry for your loss. ❤️ FX for a short stay here with a take-home baby at the end.
    TTGP July Signature Challenge

    *TW* Living Child

    DD | Born April 21, 2019 | Due May 10, 2019

  • fitzfizzfitzfizz member
    Thanks everyone ❤️

    I am still not even 100% sure I will be actively trying this month due to COVID nonsense, but I wanted to come back here since you are all so supportive and I missed being a part of this community! 
    acleverusernamechindimples04keikilove
  • @fitzfizz I'm so so sorry for your loss. Sending you lots of hugs and love ❤ 
    April Sig Challenge- Social Distancing 


  • @fitzfizz just catching up here and saw your re-intro. I am so, so sorry for your loss. Sending ♥️ your way. 
  • @fitzfizz I am so sorry for your loss, sending lots of love! I am glad you fee so comfortable and finds such support in this community during such a tough time! ❤️❤️
  • Hey everyone! Here goes...sorry if it’s long 🤦🏻‍♀️

    Ages (you and SO):
    I am 27 my DH is 28

    How many months have you been TTC?:
    a long 21 months so far 

    What are you doing to get knocked up (WAYDTGKU)?:
    OPK’s, Tracking BBT & first round of IUI

    Tell us about yourself! (Kids, pets, job, hobbies, etc.): 
    My name is Katy and my amazing husband is John. We’re from New Jersey and have two gorgeous Golden Retrievers, Kiko & Koda, so dog hair is an everyday accessory. John works for the Department of Transportation for the state and I work for local government in the Senior and Social Services Department. 
    This month we started our first round of IUI...currently about halfway through the dreaded TWW. I go for bloodwork in the morning to test my progesterone levels. 

    While I have many many members of an amazing support system in my life, I find it extremely difficult to talk about just how hard and trying the “trying” can be. I’ve never exactly been an open book when it comes to my emotions and lately I’ve been feeling like I just need to let it all out. I thought, what better place than to a community of others who can understand alllll of it with me. The sad, the awkward, the angry, the funny and of course the annoying moments of this journey. Hope this is an alright board to discuss these feelings on! If not please point me in the right direction! 

    I’d love to hear from you guys and get an idea of how you’re feeling! Get unfiltered with me ❤️❤️ 
    keikilovegusgus14
  • @katy_ciccio Welcome to TB. I am sorry to hear of your TTC struggles. I can assure you that you have found the absolute best place for get support. You may want to check out the weekly IF thread, where you'll find ladies in similar situations (months/years of trying) and you'll be able to ask any questions you might have IF treatments, current or future. Sending you lots of virtual hugs of support and good wishes for a positive beta test. 

    TTC History

    Me: 36, MH: 35 | Met 02/09 | Started Dating 08/17 | Married 02/02/2020

    TTC #1 since 02/2020


    TTGP August Siggy - SWIMWEAR FAILS 😆


    katy_cicciokeikilove
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