im 39. did 4 rounds of iui (first unmedicated, next two on femara, then one in injectibles). finally got a sperm count (im single and using frozen donor sperm) on the 4th round despite asking every round... count of 6.6million and a progession of 1.. ie crap sperm. so i had no real hope on that last round (and in retrospect shouldnt have had any on the prior cycles). anyway just waiting on af to start injections for round 5 with new donor sperm.. as far as age.. well my doctor is nice enough to tell me he thinks it is my old eggs that made the cycle fail (despite making a crap ton of them) and that the sperm "wasnt that bad". sigh.. so one more injection round then im off to ivf
Since this is actually the FIRST month every even seriously trying I haven't even started to track ovulation. I told DH first step is making more time in the bed LOL sorry Like I said before I'm such a newbie I don't know all the slang/abbr. Anyway, So this month we are TRYING every other night. Like I said last night was a miss, he works two jobs and I worked late last night, we were just really to tired LOL Honestly still getting use to the fact that we acutually have to "work" at this baby making thing, like everyone else I'm sure we thought and was taught basically this is going to come natural. So I can't get into to many conversations because I don't have experience other than reading to much and this is technically my first cycle of focusing to try. We just really practiced all these years LOL
I will check out that site, thanks.
Hope all is well with all of you.
Sorry for the length, I got a little carried away with knowing you all won't judge and now how what I am talking about :-)
Welcome! We all had to start somewhere. It was really hard for me when I realized things weren't just going to happen for us. Good luck to you, this site is great to learn and see what others are doing.
Hello everyone! I'm 34, OH is 32 we are ttc #1. This is our first cycle and I am midway through ttw. Although this is C1 I am sooo nervous about this continuing for many months or even years. I'm sure you all feel the same, when you're ready, you're ready NOW! I will be testing on 4/29, and really hoping to be lucky enough to get a right away. I am new at temping and I'm pretty sure my cycle is about 30 days. I could really use a cycle buddy, any takers? I'm really excited about this new thread. Hopefully will all get to meet some great new friends!
Hi ladies, I hope you don't mind if I join you? I'm 31 (and a little more than halfway to 32 now) and my husband and I are trying for our first. He is 25 (yes, I'm a cougar!), but a very wonderful, mature, family-oriented 25 and we are both looking forward to starting this journey together. I'm hoping the youth of his spermies works in our favor! We got married last September and just took our last much-anticipated trip together before TTC this past month. We were in India (we both used to live there and it's where we first met and started dating!) and we always knew we would start TTC after we got back. And then ironically, my pill packet for April ran out on Saturday, which was the day we left to come home. I'm now awaiting my withdrawal bleed and started temping this morning so I could catch my temp the first day I start.
It seems so weird to finally be starting to TTC, especially since many of my friends already have babies and small children. I've been somewhat fortunate in the sense that I'm not unusual in waiting until my 30s in my group of friends (most were very career oriented or finishing up graduate degrees, so we all are kinda a little 30-something cohort now). But still many of them are pregnant now or just had their first, so I feel a little bit like I'm playing catch up but not by too much. They've also given me hope that having your first in your 30s is totally great and that it has been worth the wait (and also the hope that I really will be a competent parent after so many years of having no real responsibilities other than to myself!).
I don't know yet when AF will arrive or if my cycles will even adjust back to 28-30 days like they were a few years ago when I was off the pill, but I'm anticipating I'll be waiting to test sometime around the 3rd/4th week of May. I'm pretty adamant that I'm not going to allow myself to test until I'm a couple days late, especially in the beginning when I don't know what my cycles are like yet. I'm terrified of how I would feel if I had a chemical and I'm just downright cheap, but we'll see how that goes. Glad to meet you all!
Just wondering what everyone's reasons were for waiting? I only met my now husband when I was 27. I'm American and he is British, though we were living in the same place for the first year of our relationship, eventually we both had to go back home. So this meant things were long distance for another couple years until I could move to the UK and we could get married. It was important to be married first just in general, but also for the security of knowing it meant if I was pregnant, we could be in the same country without having to worry about one of us needing to leave. Plus, there were a few things we wanted to do this past year just to enjoy our time together before thinking about babies. But now we are ready!
Hi Karen!! I have been married for 4 years but we have been together 10!! We wanted to wait as well - careers, getting a house, more money etc!!! I am 32 and DH is 34. We have been TTC since feb - but I am not confident about this cycle so I am expecting AF this week - and then I get on with the nxt!! I am going to start temping and have OPKs at the ready so am thinking nxt cycle will be the one!!!!!
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