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How long were you TTC before becoming pregnant?

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Did it happen right away or did it take a little bit of...effort?  =)


by on Jan. 27, 2014 at 11:47 AM
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Rosehawk
by on Jan. 27, 2014 at 12:33 PM

No. But, Depo seriously effs up your hormones; it tricks your body into thinking its pregnant, so you don't ovulate. On average, it takes 6-18 months to conceive after stopping Depo. It's not recommended for long term birth control either, because you lose a lot of calcuim. I was on Depo for 4 years. I wasn't worried, at the time, and neither was my doctor. I tend to drink a gallon of milk in about a day and a half.

Hubby and I both were about to toss in the towel and say forget it. Since it was taking so long to get me pregnant, we both had really started to feel like we weren't supposed to have a third, that our boy and girl were it for us. We had all but given up when I got my positive.

Our other two will be 10 1/2 and 7 when this one (a girl) comes. We don't like that it's THAT big of an age gap, but we're just happy to have her and she's healthy.....so far as we (and the doc) can tell.

Quoting Heather2001:

Were you expecting it to take that long?  I don't know much about the Depo shot so I'm not sure if that's normal to take that long or not.  =)  Congrats!

Quoting Rosehawk:

Two years and 1-2 months with this one.

My last Depo shot was July 11, 2011. My last period was Aug 30, 2013



BaltimoreBaby
by Member on Jan. 27, 2014 at 12:33 PM

I wonder how long it'll take us. I want the age difference to be 3 1/2 - 4 years, which will not give us much wiggle room in TTC to make that age difference happen. She'll be 2 in April, which means realistically we should start trying as soon as this time next year (January 2015) and we're trying to buy a house before we TTC again so... A lot of stars have to align.

Eta: any suggestions on when I should get my mirena iud removed? As late as the month before we start TTC (December 2014) or before?

Heather2001
by Heather on Jan. 27, 2014 at 12:36 PM

Well, you could end up like that one couple who kept trying for a girl and just had their eleventh or twelfth (can't remember) boy!  LMAO.  My husband thinks girls are easier to raise than boys so he'd be happy with all girls.  Of course, our girl is young still - he might change his mind when she's a teenager, haha.

Quoting MrsSexyCurtains: I'm just going to jump in here lol.

I had a few people tell me not to worry, we'll get our boy on the third try 0_0. I was like uh no we won't lol we're done at two and happy with two girls. I don't get what's so wrong with two girls! It's like we have to have a boy for hubby but he's more than happy with our girls.

Quoting Rosehawk:

Good for you. Everyone I've talked to with ANY of my pregnancies never seemed to quite understand that we didn't care boy/girl, as long as we had healthy.

Quoting missbritt22: Well we have 2 boys so a girl would be nice :) Well be happy with whatever as long as its healthy!



Quoting Heather2001:

That's great!  Congrats - are you hoping for a boy or girl?

Quoting missbritt22: Right away for us, we started ttc on dec 31st and got my bfp on Jan 17 :) I had no clue it would happen that fast!!!




Rosehawk
by on Jan. 27, 2014 at 12:36 PM
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Oh yeah, I totally agree.

I still find it funny the blank looks people would give us when we answered them though.

Them: So, what do you want?

Us: Healthy

blank, uncomprehending look

Them: so what do you really want?

Us: we don't care, as long as there are ten toes and ten fingers, all in the right places, and all the other body parts are where they should be and working right.

Most of the time they still wouldn't get that we didn't care in the slightest, but they'd walk away at that point.

Quoting Heather2001:

I think most people just want a healthy baby, but I don't think there's anything wrong with hoping for one gender over another.  It doesn't mean that you'll love the baby any less if s/he wasn't what you were hoping for, you know?  Of course, there are plenty of people who truly don't care about the gender either.  =)

Quoting Rosehawk:

Good for you. Everyone I've talked to with ANY of my pregnancies never seemed to quite understand that we didn't care boy/girl, as long as we had healthy.

Quoting missbritt22: Well we have 2 boys so a girl would be nice :) Well be happy with whatever as long as its healthy!

Quoting Heather2001:

That's great!  Congrats - are you hoping for a boy or girl?

Quoting missbritt22: Right away for us, we started ttc on dec 31st and got my bfp on Jan 17 :) I had no clue it would happen that fast!!!





JessiFaye
by Silver Member on Jan. 27, 2014 at 12:37 PM
It was a long journey. Just over 2.5 years: 31 cycles. We will finally have our little guy in March! :)
Heather2001
by Heather on Jan. 27, 2014 at 12:37 PM

I hope #3 happens fast for you!

Quoting jewelfroggee:

Our first took 6 years and our second took 2 years which was a miscarriage and we got pregnant again 2 weeks later. We now have 2 healthy boys! As soon as the doctor releases us we will start trying for #3 then we plan to be done.


Heather2001
by Heather on Jan. 27, 2014 at 12:38 PM

Nice!  My first and third were both due May 31st, but both held out to be June babies, hehe. At least you won't be pregnant during the awful summer heat, right?

Quoting Nickysnooks: May 24 :)

Quoting Heather2001:

Wonderful!  When are you due?

Quoting Nickysnooks: Right away



VirgoMom07
by Member on Jan. 27, 2014 at 12:39 PM
About 3 months
Heather2001
by Heather on Jan. 27, 2014 at 12:40 PM

Oh wow, I didn't know that about the shot and calcium - crazy!  Will she be your last?

Quoting Rosehawk:

No. But, Depo seriously effs up your hormones; it tricks your body into thinking its pregnant, so you don't ovulate. On average, it takes 6-18 months to conceive after stopping Depo. It's not recommended for long term birth control either, because you lose a lot of calcuim. I was on Depo for 4 years. I wasn't worried, at the time, and neither was my doctor. I tend to drink a gallon of milk in about a day and a half.

Hubby and I both were about to toss in the towel and say forget it. Since it was taking so long to get me pregnant, we both had really started to feel like we weren't supposed to have a third, that our boy and girl were it for us. We had all but given up when I got my positive.

Our other two will be 10 1/2 and 7 when this one (a girl) comes. We don't like that it's THAT big of an age gap, but we're just happy to have her and she's healthy.....so far as we (and the doc) can tell.

Quoting Heather2001:

Were you expecting it to take that long?  I don't know much about the Depo shot so I'm not sure if that's normal to take that long or not.  =)  Congrats!

Quoting Rosehawk:

Two years and 1-2 months with this one.

My last Depo shot was July 11, 2011. My last period was Aug 30, 2013




Mom2five87
by Bronze Member on Jan. 27, 2014 at 12:41 PM
12 months last time. 2 months this time.
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