TTC for the first time.... EEEEP!!

Katie - posted on 10/19/2014 ( 8 moms have responded )

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Excited but also kind of freaking out! We are officially TTC and DTD multiple times over the weekend, trying to catch the big O. And now I start the dreaded 2 weeks of waiting to find out whether or not we were successful. I'm feeling so hopeful! But also scared because I don't want to get my hopes up. And then, just in case we were successful, suddenly I'm like "holy crow can we really handle this?? What did we do??" Any others Hoping for a July baby next year?? I feel bad talking about it with my best friend because I don't want to be "THAT friend" that gets all wrapped up in pregnancy and baby-making and drives her friends off. I need to just talk baby for a while!!!

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Guest - posted on 10/21/2014

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Awwww! We are not hoping for another baby ourselves, and my little one is not so little anymore, but your post totally brought me back to those intense days of TTC! Happy, terrified, excited, and anxious all at once :)

It took us almost a year to conceive, but I think that was great for us because it gave me lots of extra time to prepare--and I'm one of "those" people who feels like I'll fall apart and destroy the world right along with myself if I'm not prepared for everything. I read lots of books on pregnancy, infant care, and childhood development. I discovered I have a great interest in psychology, which I never knew before, so I started to explore that more, and even though I DID get my hopes up every month, and got let down 11 times, I was so busy, and learning so much that I was okay--disappointed, but okay. That said, when it did finally happen, and I got that second line on the EPT, I went out to the drug store and bought a dozen more.

I had this really cute plan for telling my husband and my dad, but I got so excited I just blurted it out to my husband, and my dad knew as soon as he saw my face later that day :P

Gena - posted on 10/19/2014

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Try to relax. When my husband and i started ttc i was also hoping all the time it would work. But it didnt for a longer time,and i think it was because i was stressing out about it to much,i mean only thinking about when its going to happen etc. On holiday i fell pregnant :-) btw dont get your hopes to high for a July baby next year,because it could upset you if it still takes more then 6months befor you actualy fall pregnant.

Sarah - posted on 10/19/2014

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Instead of dreading these next few weeks of waiting, use them to fantasize about your maternity wardrobe, baby names and how you will tell friends and family. If you are healthy and this is your first go at TTC, it might take a few months, but there isn't any reason to worry that it won't work. Try to enjoy the process. Simply the fact that you planned this tells me you can handle it! Is it scary? Sure. Will you freak out at times? Definitely. Will it be the most magical time of your life? Absolutely! Good Luck!

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Katie - posted on 10/21/2014

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Well while we were waiting to try, he kept saying things like "just remember, it may not work right away" and "let's not get our hopes up, what if I'm shooting blanks?" and I would scold him for being negative. Now he's so excited it's adorable, and we don't even know that baby is cooking yet. I'm glad he's finally on board and as stoked as I am.

Katie - posted on 10/20/2014

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Awww that's too cute! My husband keeps asking me if I "feel pregnant" yet and I'm just like "uhhh that's really not how it works....." But since it is so hard to wait, I'm tying to take the next couple weeks to really enjoy those few things I won't get for a long time after I get my BFP

Sarah - posted on 10/20/2014

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As hard as it is... you only get to do it once. I love to tell my kids the stories of how I suspected, but was wrong because their soul was not ready....and then finally when we were both ready, magic. My kids love to hear about it. As hard as it can be, it can make it special too.

Katie - posted on 10/20/2014

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Thanks, ladies. I'm trying to find things to entertain myself and not think about it too hard. And I know the chances are a bit smaller for getting pregnant the very first time, and it's not going to be a terrible thing if it takes a little longer. But the waiting to find out is so hard!

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