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post #41 of 502
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Originally Posted by gottecat View Post

oh yesterday I decided we needed to have a block of time where DS doesnt nurse. So I set alarms on my phone and between 10-6 no nursing....hoping that getting a 8 hour block in there will let my body know we are ready to have another one...

I want to hear more about this -- day or night? how did you explain to him? how does he react? how old is he? we are contemplating nightweaning at some point, not in the near future but not in the far future either. my gut, however, is that she is not ready, even though she is 22 mos., and would be 23 mos. but the time we start.
post #42 of 502
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Originally Posted by YummyYumYumMama View Post
so i'm wondering, what are your plans for your nursling if you get pregnant? DD is almost 19 months and is still nursing like every 3-4 hours, day and night. (her current request for milkies aka mimi is "mimi-holic" since that's what i call her!) i'd hope to keep nursing during pregnancy and would be interested in giving tandem nursing a try, but i figure we'll just see what happens. i'm having a rough time nightweaning DD, but i'd be much more motivated to just do it if i was pregnant!
hm, i have tentative plans to wean her after my first tri. at that point she would be over 2. i don't want to wean her before 2 but nursing has been such a pleasure for me after the beginning and i would hate for it to hurt, create resentment, etc. i am super sad about the thought of weaning her, though. has anybody read the book "maggie's weaning" to their child to introduce the concept of weaning? my fantasy is that my supply goes down due to pregnancy and she weans herself. not sure that will happen though. she is very attached to the boob....
post #43 of 502
Gosh...I am so jealous of you all. I hate not knowing what my body is doing. I just wish I knew where I was in my cycle or even if I am having a cycle. Still spotting or having AF. Who knows. Going to be positive though cause we have a great month of visiting family ahead of us so I will obsess more about it in Aug.

I originally had the goal to nurse until DD was one. I met that and now I think I will just nurse until she is done. I've never nursed while pg before so I don't know if I will be really uncomfortable or not so I will just go with the flow....
post #44 of 502
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Originally Posted by Chloe'sMama View Post
I have taken 4 tests this week. I really need to calm down.
I've taken 4 tests this cycle too = once only 6 hours apart for no good reason. *sigh*
post #45 of 502
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Originally Posted by PiePie View Post
I want to hear more about this -- day or night? how did you explain to him? how does he react? how old is he? we are contemplating nightweaning at some point, not in the near future but not in the far future either. my gut, however, is that she is not ready, even though she is 22 mos., and would be 23 mos. but the time we start.
I've wanted to try this too, but I know dd is not ready yet and she is almost 19 months. I'm also terrified that any coerced weaning would lead to her completely weaning, and I do not want to risk that happening for a long time (at least 3). If she self-weans before 3, I'll be sad, but ok. If she weans before 3 because of something I did, I would be upset with myself.
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post #47 of 502
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I've taken 4 tests this cycle too = once only 6 hours apart for no good reason. *sigh*
I have no idea how many I've taken but I know it's way more than 4 :. I think I'm on CD 39 or 40 now. BFN this morning so we wait...
post #48 of 502
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Originally Posted by PiePie View Post
I want to hear more about this -- day or night? how did you explain to him? how does he react? how old is he? we are contemplating nightweaning at some point, not in the near future but not in the far future either. my gut, however, is that she is not ready, even though she is 22 mos., and would be 23 mos. but the time we start.
We nightweaned our youngest recently, mainly because she is a horrrrrible sleeper, and waking up every 1/2hour for a year and a half was making me a resentful, angry person. We used Jay Gordon's method, and it has gotten a lot better. He is very AP in his approach (family bed, doesn't recommend it for babies under a year, gives all the power to the parents to decide when they and their child are ready, etc) and gives a step by step plan, which was great for my sleep deprived brain. He does the 7 hour time block without nursing, though we do not set a timer, we just go from bedtime until the sun comes up (ugh, at 4:30 am lately).

http://www.drjaygordon.com/development/ap/sleep.asp

Night weaning has been a healthy step for my family, and that good REM sleep has also helped 'reset' some of my health issues (including my crazy cycles).
post #49 of 502
Hi there! I'm just stopping in to say hello. I have a nursing 19-month-old and recently had my Mirena thingy out, and would like to get pregnant by the end of the year or early in 2010, but I'm trying not to stress about it.

My DD currently nurses at least 5 times a day/night, usually more, but last night she went a good 6-7 hour stretch without nursing and I'm hopeful that this near-sttn is the wave of the future, not just some over-tired fluke. I don't know what category I would be in on the list -- I think I'm getting ready to ovulate, but I'm not sure. We'll see how it goes.
post #50 of 502
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I've wanted to try this too, but I know dd is not ready yet and she is almost 19 months. I'm also terrified that any coerced weaning would lead to her completely weaning, and I do not want to risk that happening for a long time (at least 3). If she self-weans before 3, I'll be sad, but ok. If she weans before 3 because of something I did, I would be upset with myself.
We started night weaning at 17 months. We tried it before that but he wasn't ready so we stopped and waited. It has to feel right I think. Mainly we did it because I was sick of getting up 6 times a night but also because I wanted him to be able to sleep on his own in case he got a new sister/brother!

The only thing night weaning did was make him a better nurser during the day and he ate better during meals. I was really anxious that it would stop him nursing all together, but it didn't, it just moved the time he nursed from night to day! That said, my goal is 2 years, not 3, and I am almost hoping he weans before I get pregnant again because it was horrible for me nursing while I was pregnant before.
post #51 of 502
PiePie (funny, that's one of the nicknames we use for our son)... I was still nursing my 1st when I got pregnant with my 2nd, and it's true that I had virtually no morning sickness, just mindnumbing exhaustion down into the pit of my being! I weaned #1 when I was 5 months along, but I've always regretted that. In my third pregnancy I had wretched morning sickness (and all day, all night, ewww) UNTIL 5 months, and I dread the thought of that again. This time I'll try to continue nursing throughout if I can. I hope that'll help, and besides, I feel terrible thinking of weaning #3... he crawls into my lap saying "mama," those bright blue eyes gazing up at me so trustfully, I feel guilty even thinking of not giving him what he needs.
post #52 of 502
Our nights are erratic, sometimes with 1-2 wake ups, sometimes every 2 hours. With co-sleeping it's hard to tell. Anyway, how do you temp? Do you? Without temping I was able to tell pretty well when I ovulated the past few months. However, since we're TTC I'd like a more accurate pinpoint of ovulation.
post #53 of 502
So methinks I see the lightest possible discernible this morning. It's a dollar tree test on 15dpo. I thought I read that they were sensitive to 25 whatevers, but my line was bright and clear with ds at this time. A friend told me last night that she read that dollar tree tests are only sensitive at 50. Thoughts?

And I know that its even harder to see in a photo, but here you go:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/anjanet...=1246626178681

http://www.flickr.com/photos/anjanet...n/photostream/
post #54 of 502
Burnindinner - First off, I love your name. Secondly, I took my temp each morning at a certain time, around the last time my DS woke up and did it whether or not I had been asleep for 3 hours or not, usually I would take it during a feeding and the waking time always varied . I could still see a temp rise, so it may be worth a shot.

Angjanette! I can totally see that and it is thick and PINK!!! ::: Go get an Answer or something with more dye and test again!! Congrats!
post #55 of 502
Burnindinner- I temp somewhere between 1am-4am, depending on when I got my first chunk of decent sleep. I learned that if I woke at 1am and thought that was too early, I might not get more than 15 more minutes of sleep! So I temp after I wake up after 1am. I've been able to see a clear temp shift each month, so it's working. I stopped logging the time, because all the empty circles were making me nuts!

angjanette- I'm pretty sure I see a second line in the second test!!! :
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And I know that its even harder to see in a photo, but here you go:


that is TOTALLY a line!!!

for my 1st pregnancy, the line was just about neon in seconds and was around dpo 14-15 or so. but for my 2nd (with DS), the line was faint even around dpo 20. i always thought it was interesting/crazy that the miscarriage had so much more hcg than the viable pregnancy but there you go. a positive is a positive -- doesn't matter how bright as long as it is there!!! CONGRATS!!!!! :
post #57 of 502
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Originally Posted by rollergirl View Post

And I know that its even harder to see in a photo, but here you go:


that is TOTALLY a line!!!

for my 1st pregnancy, the line was just about neon in seconds and was around dpo 14-15 or so. but for my 2nd (with DS), the line was faint even around dpo 20. i always thought it was interesting/crazy that the miscarriage had so much more hcg than the viable pregnancy but there you go. a positive is a positive -- doesn't matter how bright as long as it is there!!! CONGRATS!!!!! :
It was the same with me Rollergirl! My m/c even the digital was positive at 12dpo, but with my DS, it took forever to come up as positive!! Weird.:
post #58 of 502
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Originally Posted by anjanetteopal View Post
So methinks I see the lightest possible discernible this morning. It's a dollar tree test on 15dpo. I thought I read that they were sensitive to 25 whatevers, but my line was bright and clear with ds at this time. A friend told me last night that she read that dollar tree tests are only sensitive at 50. Thoughts?

And I know that its even harder to see in a photo, but here you go:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/anjanet...=1246626178681

http://www.flickr.com/photos/anjanet...n/photostream/
Woo hoo!
post #59 of 502
Thanks ladies!! The test has gotten much darker as it had dried out and there's no mistaking it now!!! YAY!!! My husband is having a hard time accepting it after the 4 bfns this month and is making me test again tomorrow before we announce anything, but he's mostly being stubborn. He's really thrilled.

That puts our due date at March 12th - 2 years and almost a month apart from ds. I loved being pregnant this time of year last time!
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