19, in Uni and trying for a baby.

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  1. lerp2

    lerp2 Well-Known Member

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    Me and my OH are trying for a baby, I am still in UNI and he has a full time job.

    Is anyone else in this situation? Or in university with a child?

    I know it may seem a bit stupid that we're not waiting, but at this moment in time, we feel so ready and want a little one to start building our family :)
     
  2. ricschick

    ricschick Proud mummy of 6!

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    hi and welcome! xx
     
  3. Destiny08

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    hi and welcome! :)

    i got pregnant a week after i turned 20 so not too much further along than you! i have no university qualification as we had financial struggles, but i do have an english teaching qualification and 2 years experience as a teaching assistant.

    i always knew i wanted to be a mom and a wife. i had been with my now DH since i was 16 and even though Dd wasnt planned, that was only because of immigration laws.

    if you're ready, you're ready :) i met DH at 16, engaged at 18, got pregnant at 20 and got married and had DD at 20 too! 3 months before i turned 21. i have everything I have ever wanted and now 2 years later we're ttc number 2!

    there will be people who tell you you're too young or you need to finish uni, but ignore them. if you're at the point in your life and relationship where you feel ready, thats completely up to you and OH! :)

    good luck! i hope you get your BFP soon :)
     
  4. Goods

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    I suppose it depends on what your goals are in life.

    For me personally, I wanted to establish a career and see some of the world, whereas I've got one school friend who had 4 kids by the age of 24. She's 30 now (like me), happy that her child rearing days are over and wouldn't have changed it for the world.
     
  5. kazine

    kazine Meatballs for Two!

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    I'm 21 and TTC. I was going to wait until after I finished uni, (I hated that I had to wait that long as I would have been at uni until I was 25) but after deciding uni wasn't for me i left last month and were TTC this month. Friend me if you want!
     
  6. BullsBabe

    BullsBabe Expecting Our Lil Miracle

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    Hi there!!

    If you want it badly enough, there is no one that can tell you you're not ready!! Go for it girl!! :hugs:
     
  7. BullsBabe

    BullsBabe Expecting Our Lil Miracle

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    I'm 22 and me and DH are ttc for the second month now... Currently 5po and feeling a bit of symptoms (although I know it's to early to know for sure) but keeping FX'd for us all :winkwink:
     
  8. lerp2

    lerp2 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you everyone! I honestly thought a lot of people would advise me not too even though I won't listen to them! Haha

    We've only just started trying as I only came off the pill about a month ago but I'm hoping it won't be too long! Although I am just a very impatient person!

    Knowing that some of you are in the same position shows me that I can do this!
    I just really want my own little bundle of joy!

    Good luck to you all! And please contact me if you want to talk or simply rant about anything!
    Fx'd for you all!!!
     
  9. kazine

    kazine Meatballs for Two!

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    I also just came off the pill a month ago! TTC buddies? aha :D

    Where abouts in your cycle are you guys lerp?

    Bullsbabe: I'm 4dpo! when are you testing?
     
  10. lerp2

    lerp2 Well-Known Member

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    Yes deco! I need a buddy :D

    My periods due in 3 days so fingers crossed it doesn't come!
     
  11. lerp2

    lerp2 Well-Known Member

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    Also I'm really bad with all the acronyms on here!
     
  12. BullsBabe

    BullsBabe Expecting Our Lil Miracle

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    Well according to my charts, AF supposed to come 8th of October, which leaves me with a luteal phase of 9 days (to which I have read that it's not impossible to conceive with such a short phase, so FX'd) so I told myself if I'm a day late (which will then be 10 dpo) I will test! Any strange symptoms for you??
     
  13. BullsBabe

    BullsBabe Expecting Our Lil Miracle

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    Maybe this helps :)

    2WW = Two Week Wait. This is the period of time between ovulation and
    when you can test. For a lot of us peestickaholics, a one week wait is
    more accurate.

    AF = Aunt Flo (aka your period, aka your nemesis)

    BBT = Basal Body Temperature. In fertility charting, this is your
    temperature when you first wake up in the morning. Before you even move
    an inch - don't even blink your eyes.

    BD = Baby Dance (sex). OK, it only saves us one letter to use this acronym.

    BFN = Big Fat Negative (peestick test result)

    BFP = Big Fat Positive (peestick test result) Baby jackpot!

    CD = Cycle Day. CD1 is the first day of your period. Ovulation often occurs
    around CD 12-16. When TTC, your mood and what you are doing with
    your free time is often dependent upon your CD.

    CM = Cervical Mucus. The wetter and stretchier, the more fertile it is. Not
    something you ever thought you'd be talking openly about on a message
    board, but when you're TTC you gotta pay attention to your CM.

    CP = Cervical Position. Reached for and pondered by many, understood
    by few. CP is a fertility sign sometimes used by women practicing fertility
    awareness.

    DH = Dear Husband

    DP = Dear Partner

    DPO = Days Past Ovulation. Used in the tww. As in "I'm 3 DPO, can I
    POAS yet?" (Answer: "You can always POAS, but at 3 DPO a BFN is
    inevitable.")

    DTD = Do The Deed, sex

    EPT = Early Pregnancy Test. A brand of test where a blue cross means
    you're knocked up.

    EWCM = Egg White Cervical Mucus. This is the fertile stuff that shows up
    just before ovulation.

    FMU = First Morning Urine. Liquid gold for peestickaholics.

    FRED = First Response Digitals.

    FRER = First Response Early Results.

    FRRR = First Response Rapid Results. Sometimes mistakenly
    purchased rather than FRER due to similar packaging. Test results are
    fast... but compared to FRER, you have to wait five more days before you
    can test.

    hCG = Human Chorionic Gonadotropin. The sought-after pregnancy
    hormone that turns ordinary peesticks into BFPs suitable for framing.

    HPT = Home Pregnancy Test. Everyone's favorite kind of peestick.

    IC = Internet Cheapie. A low cost peestick (which has to be dipped in a
    cup rather than peed upon) favored by many frequent pee'ers due to it's
    low cost.

    LP = Luteal Phase. The second part of the menstrual cycle - the time
    between ovulation and AF.

    O = Ovulation. The "big O" has a different meaning to TTCers.

    OPK = Ovulation Predictor Kit. Although people generally use OPK to
    mean a single test,they are typically sold in large multi-paks (or kits) as it
    usually takes many days of peeing on OPKs to get a positive.

    POAS = Pee On A Stick. Peestickaholics consider peeing onto anything
    other than a stick to be a waste of perfectly good urine.

    SMU = Second Morning Urine. FMU's underrated cousin.

    TCOYF = Taking Charge of Your Fertility. An often cited book in TTC circles.

    TTC = Trying To Conceive (a baby, that is)

    TTW = Two Week Wait. (see 2ww)
     
  14. kazine

    kazine Meatballs for Two!

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    Only creamy cm. Which make me test today. Pointless :D though it's funny how TTC makes you have thr power to hallucinate lines that aren't there.

    And lol, I only Learned one thing from that list, TCOYF

    Apparently AF is due on the 14th... Aaaaaages away! :( were all young so hopefully very fertile, so lots of babydust to us!
     
  15. lerp2

    lerp2 Well-Known Member

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    Ahhh thank you soooo much! This makes a lot more sense!

    Ahh just want a BFP nowwwww!!!
     
  16. BullsBabe

    BullsBabe Expecting Our Lil Miracle

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    Hahahaha tell me about it!! The waiting part really sucks!! Any idea when you will be testing again? Hopefully with a BFP this time!! :)
     
  17. lerp2

    lerp2 Well-Known Member

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    Ahhhh good luck to you :D
     
  18. BullsBabe

    BullsBabe Expecting Our Lil Miracle

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    Meeee toooooooo!! Lol I think my poor DH has it up to his ears hearing about it all the time. He's the patient one...me on the other hand....:brat:
     
  19. BullsBabe

    BullsBabe Expecting Our Lil Miracle

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    I do love the explanation on this one:

    POAS = Pee On A Stick. Peestickaholics consider peeing onto anything
    other than a stick to be a waste of perfectly good urine. :haha:
     
  20. kazine

    kazine Meatballs for Two!

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    Apparently AF is due on the 14th... Aaaaaages away! were all young so hopefully very fertile, so lots of babydust to us!

    I'll probs test every day... Because I'm a POAS addict and because I need to make sure that line im seeing is deffo imaginary hahahaha
     

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