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Old May 19th, 2010, 13:47 PM   1
Caroline:-)
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OAP Club! Anyone aged 30+ WTT (late 20's welcome too!!!!)



Hi all,
There seem to be so many very young people on here WTT, that I thought it'd be nice for those of us who are... not so young (I don't consider us OLD!!!)... to say hello to each other!
I've no problem with those who are WTT at a much younger age, but I sometimes feel very 'old' on here as there are so many girls on here so much younger than I am... so I thought maybe we could do with this thread to 'realise' that we're not actually that old!!! haha... and also I think there are lots of differences between trying at 18/19 and trying in your 30's!!!

So how old is everyone, and their partner? How long have you been together? And why are you waiting to try/why did you decide to leave babies until a bit later?

So anyway, I'll introduce myself! I'm 30 years old - 31 next month and DH is 37. We've been together for 10 years and been married for almost 5! To be honest I'm really not sure why we've waited until now to have kids as we've both wanted them for years!!! I guess we've just been waiting to be in a better position... One reason has been that we were renting and it was important to me to have bought a house before we started a family. So we managed this almost 2 years ago (although we're still busy doing it up!).
I was also studying on and off until the age of 25 and DH doesn't have a well paid job... so I wanted to get a better job before trying... however, I then found out I had to be there 2 years before I was entitled to maternity pay!!!! So that put it off again for a bit longer!!! Although I have now been there long enough!!! Yay!!!!
Now is certainly not the ideal time either as 1. I'm part way thorough my MSc by distance learning, (but I'm going to take a break after this year) and 2. DH is going to be made redundant some time in the next year. But we've put it off long enough and I'm desperate now for a baby, soooo, things are not too bad now and I'm sure we'll get through the redundancy thing... I know that DH will just do whatever he has to do to keep the money coming in for the mortgage, etc... So, for us, now is the right time I guess... I just worry in case it doesn't happen too easily and I regret putting it off so many years...

As mentioned later on in the thread, below are all 'members of the OAP club! Please let me know if anything is incorrect or has changed! Newbies will be added :-)



BFP
jana (28, OH 23) expecting #1 (conceived cycle 1)
Pumpkim (32, OH 37) expecting #1 (conceived cycle 1)
KittenKat (30, OH 33) expecting #4 (conceived cycle 1?)
Membas#1 (33, OH 29) expecting #1
HippieJess (28, OH 34) expecting #1 (conceived cycle 1)
PeanutBean (31, OH 27) expecting #2 (conceived cycle 1)
Gemma Lou expecting #1
Minkadanger (31, OH 33) expecting #1
KerryGold (32, OH 35) expecting #1 (conceived cycle 1)
Caroline:-) (31, OH 37) expecting #1 (conceived cycle 4)
Angie79 (31, OH 38) expecting #1

TTC/NTNP
Swiftbaby (30) TTC #1
MissyMarie (35, OH 32) TTC #1
ragdoll (31, OH 29) TTC #1
Momma2naynay (34, OH 33) TTC #2
manuiti (35, OH 33) TTC #1
gillyanna (36, OH 45) TTC #4
silverbell (29, OH 29) TTC #1
BradysMum (27, OH 28) TTC #3
dragonhawk (31, OH 46) TTC #1
Celesse (30, OH 28) TTC #2
MrsWifey (29, OH 29) TTC #1
AnnaBanana9 (34,OH 33) TTC #2
coral11680 (30, OH 35) TTC #3
CowtownGirl (30, OH 31) TTC#1
tequila (35) TTC #1
Dee_H TTC #2
firstLO (32, OH 38) TTC #2
shinona (31, OH 31) TTC #2
Kimberly28 (30, OH 40) TTC #3
Lou1234 (29, OH 34) TTC #1
MajorBee (31) TTC #1
Matchings0cks (29, OH 28) TTC #1
Sofaqueen77 TTC #1
buterflymomma (35, OH 37) TTC #4
mrspjlover (27, OH 30) TTC #1
trainingdoc (25, OH 33) TTC #1
Ellie27 (33, OH 33) TTC #2
Clareybeary (30) TTC #1
mummyhaytch (29) TTC #3
MrsGM (29, OH 29) TTC #1

January '11
Beccad (30, OH 30) WTT #1
EllaUmbrella (29, OH 29) WTT #1
anjadoem (32, OH 35) WTT #1
nannyl (29) TTC #1
Sherileigh (29, OH 30) WTT #2
Mom23monkies (36, OH 37) WTT #4
Faith2781 (29) #1
Andrea214 (30, OH 31) WTT#1
Ew68j5 (30, OH 31) WTT #1

February '11
LoobyLou75 (35) WTT #4
baby.love (30, OH 30) WTT #4
aneageraussie (30, OH 35) WTT #2
poopysmommy (30, OH 41) WTT #1

March '11
Elski (34) WTT #2
Nobody (28, OH 33) WTT #1

April ‘11
Isla (33, OH 39) WTT #2
rivanprincess (30) WTT #2
MissSazra (30) WTT #1

May ‘11
Topsy (29) WTT #1
Fliss (27) WTT #1

June ‘11
Missus-Smith (29, OH 31) WTT #1
Freya27 (28, OH 31) WTT #1
chickenchaser (34, OH 42) WTT #1
xie (30, OH 28) WTT #3
BlaireUK (30, OH 30) WTT #1

July '11
baby-diva (28, OH 38) WTT #1
Kat111 (28, OH 27) WTT #1
Agiboma (32, OH 36) WTT #2

August '11
sjbno1 (27, OH 31) WTT #2

September '11
Izzywotnot (29) WTT #2
chickchoc (28 OH 27) WTT #2

October '11
maybabydoll (30)

November '11
smokey WTT #2

December '11
Jessiefluff (27, OH 30) WTT #1

2012
Miss Broody (25, OH 31) WTT #1

Unknown
Tbuns (29, OH 42) WTT #1
Jenba (27, OH 26) WTT #2
Rikki (37, OH 37) WTT #1
Racheldigger (43) WTT #2
Lola (28, OH 29) WTT #2
Batgirl (30, OH 25) WTT #1
happygal (28, OH 32)WTT #3
peyiagirl (42) WTT #3
FuzzyTB (36, OH 42) TTC #1
Deniz (33, OH 32) WTT #1
swizzells2003 (30, OH 33) WTT #1
JuFer (26, OH 45) WTT #1
panzafit (33, OH 37) WTT #2
Unicus (29, OH 29) WTT #4
smokey (29, OH 30) WTT #2
Marleysgirl (41, OH 40) WTT #2
fluffywabbit (37, OH 37) WTT #2
tootsiegb (29)
Mazzy17 (32)
leafygreenmum (31, OH 44) WTT #1
letia659 (25, OH 30) WTT #3
kitalola (35, OH 34) WTT #2
spicedhazel (30, OH 27) WTT #1
Purp (28, OH 29) WTT #1
broodynurse (30, OH 34) WTT #2




 
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Old May 19th, 2010, 13:54 PM   2
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HI Caroline!

I'm new here too (often found in the testing galleries...lol)

Anhywhooo... I am going on 30 in December and my OH is a sparkling 42!! I worry that he rides a bike all day so we're going to test his spermies soon. But we're waiting for a bit to ttc. Tho I would like to now!! Boo hoo...

Cheers!!



 
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Old May 19th, 2010, 14:18 PM   3
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Hello!!! I'm 29 but 30 in 4 weeks!! DH is 31, we've been together for nearly 6 years, married for 2.5

We've not had kids yet because up till about 2 years ago we never wanted them. Then broodiness hit me like a ton of bricks and everything changed. We never thought we'd have a family but now we can't think of anything else. It was very scary telling him when I realised that my outlook had changed and that I did want children, but we talked it through and now can't think of anything else. I'm finishing my PhD in nursing right now (done in September - woohoo!) so we're going to start trying then and then we're moving back to Canada at the end of year (I'm Canadian, DH is British, we currently live in the UK) so I just need to wait long enough so that I'm still able to fly when we do move.

Planning on starting a family while moving countries and maybe not having jobs lined up may seem silly but I'm not willing to put it off any longer (and we'll have loads of support from my family when we get to Canada). Plus I found out today that I have sub-clinical hypothyroidism so that may affect my fertility, now I just want to get ttc ASAP!!

It is really nice to talk to other ladies around the same age, sometimes I feel ancient on here!! lol!!!

Nice to meet you all!



 
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Old May 19th, 2010, 14:26 PM   4
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Nice to meet you all!

Hello!! Sounds like quite a plan!!



 
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Old May 19th, 2010, 14:31 PM   5
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Hey
Good to hear there's people like me! I am 30 and was never bothered about babies etc until last summer when I had a change of heart and now think about it all the time!
Me and husband are both healthy (as far as we know anyway) and are going to start TTC in the next few weeks. We're doing a marathon on Sunday but after that we're just going to give it a try and see what happens!
Curious to see how long it will all take etc

Good to meet you all!



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Old May 19th, 2010, 14:53 PM   6
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Hello. My name is Jenny, I am 27 (28 this year) and I already have a 3 year old. OH and I have been together just over a year (he is 26 - 27 next year!), we are now living together but my OH isn't ready for a baby. I was 24 when I had Jack and I have to say I think that was quite young as I did not cope overly well. Now I am a little bit older I feel I would be able to enjoy having a baby so much more. I just need to pursuade my OH to want to TTC!



 
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Old May 19th, 2010, 15:00 PM   7
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Hi everyone! Nice to 'meet' you all!!!!
Glad I'm not the only 'ancient' person on here, haha...



 
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Old May 19th, 2010, 17:10 PM   8
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Hi. Both myself & my partner are 37 & have been together for 15 months, although we have been really good friends for more than 20 years. We are waiting as I have had 3 miscarriages in the last 13 months, so I need to let my body recover & we are waiting for test results too before trying again. I am aware of age creeping up on us, but if John Travolta's wife can be pregnant at 47, there's hope!!



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Old May 19th, 2010, 17:23 PM   9
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Hi. Both myself & my partner are 37 & have been together for 15 months, although we have been really good friends for more than 20 years. We are waiting as I have had 3 miscarriages in the last 13 months, so I need to let my body recover & we are waiting for test results too before trying again. I am aware of age creeping up on us, but if John Travolta's wife can be pregnant at 47, there's hope!!
Hey Rikki! My Mother had me at 37 and my sister at 35. She caught my egg the first try too! Of course there is hope for you!



 
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Old May 19th, 2010, 18:07 PM   10
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Hi everyone. My first post here!

I'm 29 and got married last year after almost 10 years together. DH is 31 and keen to start a family asap, but I don't feel quite ready yet. At the moment we've agreed to ttc from June 2011, but I know it'll soon come round and am planning to make the most of the next 12 months. I want to have a good clear out of all our junk, get on top of finances, finish the house, build up fitness, and just generally make the most of being a couple.

Although I think it will be very exciting starting a family, I want to make sure we're both fully prepared to put everything we've got into raising a child and be able to provide in the best way we can. Sometimes I don't think DH thinks quite so seriously about this as I do!

Anyway, looking forward to sharing experiences with others on here!



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