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post #61 of 875
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I love the name Finn...not sure about Declan, but if you love it, then you should go for it! I am of the opinion that everyone should just name their kids whatever they want. If you want to name your kid Moonbeam Starshine, more power to ya!

Thanks! My husband chose the name Emma and I really like it (though I am not wild about the fact that it's the #2 most popular girl's name, oh well). Margaret was my grandmother's name.
post #62 of 875
oceane, yay for more fertile cm! Hopefully we will both ovulate this week :.



Talula, Emma Margaret is a beautiful name.



I love the name Declan, Alannah. I do like it with Finn too. I think its beautiful that you want to honor him in that way, but I also get why you would be hesitant to bring it up with his parents. I bet they would be very touched, but only you know them personally so you might know better.
post #63 of 875
Hi vegan mamas & mamas-to-be!

I'm pretty new to veganism, I took the leap in Jan this year. So far I'm loving it & I've never felt better or had more energy. DH & I have been ttc for >5 years now & just started our first cycle of 100mg clomid.

I really want to be able to maintain a healthy vegan pregnancy when the time comes & being new to veganism I need pointers. I know that my blood protein & iron levels are normal right now, but I'm not sure about D or B12.

btw...I'm craving a peanut butter & baco sandwich with maple syrup, these fertility drugs are making me nuts!
post #64 of 875
Hi Ladies!

I'm not entirely sure, but I may be experiencing some prodromal labor ().

Veganmama I lobbied hard for Seamus too--darn those DHs! I really like Declan though, a very solid, distinguished boy's name. I'm not in the habit of sharing names before the baby's born, but I went with a Hebrew name this time (no, I'm not Jewish) because it's not too common and I like the meaning.

Talula I love love love your baby's name--it's sooo nice to see people going with the classic girls' names once in a while.

: to the rest of you this week! :
post #65 of 875
Welcome Renee. Tell me, does Baco actually taste like bacon? I am not a big fan of meat analogs. I have been vegan for 2.5 years and have lost the taste for meat, it doesn't entice me at all. With the possible execption of bacon. I have to admit I loved peanut butter and bacon sandwhiches. Not that I ever ate them very much since they are so bad for you!
Good luck with your Clomid this cycle.

Catemom, we don't tell our babynames IRL until they are born. Too much unwanted feedback from the ILs I would imagine. My MIL begged us to call DD several names that she thought were "really cute and sweet". My rule is that you have to be able to imagine a CEO with that name! So sweet and cute don't really cut it for me for girl names. DS wouldn't have been an issue because we called him after her father.
post #66 of 875
you girls are so North American, pb and bacon sandwiches? that does not qualify as food to this European

snow~pea, o vibes! I am assuming I'll get day after day of ewcm again, so it might still be a while. but hopefully not for you! we are only a few days apart in this cycle, right?

welcome renee! definitely supplement with b12, I also take vit d. I am not in a very sunny place. sorry you've been trying for so long, hopefully clomid will make you graduate very soon!

catemom, :vibes I like many Hebrew names, too.
post #67 of 875
I love PB and I used to love bacon way back when but I never thought to put the two together ...lol.
I agree that naming names before the baby is born usually leads to unwanted negative comments. I was very unprepared for that and won't do it again if I'm lucky enough to get pregnant again.
I'm only taking a vegan prenatal right now. I guess I probably should be supplementing more or just eating healthier. I must admit I feed my dd waaaay better than I feed myself.

Catemom .. I hope a beautiful birth is about to take place for you
post #68 of 875
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Hello new vegans TTC. Ilovemygirl and Keeta!

Just saying hello.

Picked up some folic acid today and we've been chatting conception and babies every couple of hours! We are ready
post #69 of 875
Thanks for the welcomes, everyone!

Curious: do you guys use charting software? The first time we TTC I used Fertility Friend, but those were the good old days when you didn't have to be a VIP to do....anything. Now we're rocking Ubuntu Linux, so I can't run Ovusoft software, so I've been making due with the iVillage free version of their fertility tracker. Which is working fine so far, I have to say. Just curious what you all use.
post #70 of 875
Keeta, I use fertility friend, the regular old free version. I do not think the VIP account is necessary. granted, I can't access the messageboards or have ff tell when to test, what my chances are. so far I've had the pleasure of the VIP test mode several times, and all it tells me is what I already know: bding more around o equals higher chance, they always add one day to your usual lp and tell that the test date... I always save the print versions of the charts on my computer for future references. it would be more fun to use as a VIP but this way it is at least useful I got a trial version of ovusoft with the book and didn't like the design at all.

thinking of catemom :

hi hesperia! how can you deal with the waiting if you are so ready? I really couldn't, I'd start right now! (ok, maybe wait for ovulation ). it's smart to start taking folic acid now, though.

ilovemygirl, the prenatal should really cover all your needs. of course a healthy diet would be awesome, too. says the woman who wolved down a bunch of IKEA Swedish chocolate goodies yesterday

talula, I hope you're not feeling sick at all nowadays.

hi everyone!

question: does anybody notice a difference in cm drinking green tea vs. no green tea. I've been drinking it faithfully for months but can't tell a difference really. just curious.
post #71 of 875
Keeta, I used the regular Fertility Friend too.

oceane, what about cheese and potato chip sandwhiches? My (English) aunt used to make us those when we were kids and would visit her over there. Of course, the cheese was Lanchashire or Chesire or somthing not boring old Cheddar. And the potato chips ("crisps") would be green onion or something. So much yummier than North American chips!

I think it was actually my (English) dad who introduced me to PB and bacon. The bacon had to be really crispy or it would be gross. I've had it maybe 10 times in my life but they were awfully yummy!

Bacon and certain types of cheese, like the ones mentioned above are about the only things I'd love to find replacments for. Otherwise my tastes have totally adjusted. I woulnd't want to eat a veggie burger that tasted like I real burger I don't think.
post #72 of 875
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Originally Posted by rroso View Post
Hi vegan mamas & mamas-to-be!

I'm pretty new to veganism, I took the leap in Jan this year. So far I'm loving it & I've never felt better or had more energy. DH & I have been ttc for >5 years now & just started our first cycle of 100mg clomid.

I really want to be able to maintain a healthy vegan pregnancy when the time comes & being new to veganism I need pointers. I know that my blood protein & iron levels are normal right now, but I'm not sure about D or B12.

btw...I'm craving a peanut butter & baco sandwich with maple syrup, these fertility drugs are making me nuts!
I'm on 100mg Clomid this cycle too. No funky cravings yet this month (last month it was all about Chinese Food) but the hot flashes are killer!!!
post #73 of 875
Thread Starter 
Thanks oceane

I'm much better than I was, but I still vomit. Yesterday I lost my lunch for no reason I could figure out. I think maybe it was because I forgot a dose of Zofran.
post #74 of 875
that's both good and bad to hear, talula.

veganmama, I've also heard of the Scottish frying chocolate bars in oil and the Germans eat crazy sausages, so you got me jk
post #75 of 875
Welcome rroso! Good luck with clomid. To you to Jelinifer! You'll have to let us know how it affects you because I think I might be trying that next.



On the pb and bacon sandwiches, all I can say is weird. lol. I was never a big fan of bacon even before going veg. I'm sure I have my own favorites that others would find weird though.



Hey oceane, : for O soon for both of us! I had actual ewcm yesterday and not much of anything today, so I'm hoping this is it.



Hi Hesperia, ilovemygirl, Keeta, catemom, Talula, and veganmama.
post #76 of 875
well, considering that over easter the husband and I going our separate ways I would have preferred to have ovulated already. ah well. we get tomorrow and Monday off here so I hope at least some of you can enjoy a long and relaxing sunny weekend, too!
post #77 of 875
: DS wants me to put some "men" in for him so here they are :

Lots of babydust for a very fertile weekend for the TTC-ers!
post #78 of 875
Have a good trip oceane!



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Originally Posted by veganmama719 View Post
: DS wants me to put some "men" in for him so here they are :

Lots of babydust for a very fertile weekend for the TTC-ers!
lol!
post #79 of 875
your men are mostly grumpy I see

have a great weekend everyone!
post #80 of 875
Snow~Pea: My side effects on Clomid have been *tolerable.* I've experienced night sweats/hot flashes, crazy food cravings (last month it was Chinese Food, this cycle so far it's been cinammon rolls from the local vegan bakery) and mood swings (I'm usually not much of a crier, but these meds have definitely changed that for me!) I've noticed the side effects were more pronounced when I went from 50mg to 100mg this cycle.... For me, Provera's side effects are much worse than Clomid's!
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