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post #801 of 824
Congratulations Pitchfork!!

Best news I've heard all day! Take care of yourself!

Nice to hear from you edwardsmom. some folks say casual TTC is the best kind. Best wishes to you.

My m/c ended sometime before the end of December. I seem to have had a very light AF already and am wondering if that is just because it is the first cycle after mc or if insufficient blood may have caused the mc. Off to do *even more* reading (is that possible)?
post #802 of 824
Congratulations, Pitchfork! Yipppppeeeeee!!!!! What joyful joyful news!
post #803 of 824
Thread Starter 
Thanks Ladies for your concern. I am doing fine. My DH and I are apart due to work so if we were to get pregnant it would be totally random. One weird thing is as soon as flo stopped I have had clear stretchy CM and lots of it. Too early for O so what does that mean?

I will keep the thread just don't get here that often So if someone who is here consistantly wants it that would be great.
post #804 of 824
Wonderful news, pitchfork ! ! ! ! !




Sending you blessings...


xxo
post #805 of 824
MM, I have a friend who got pg with #4 during her period (at age 38), so if you have EWCF and dh is around, I say go for it and I'm sending some baby dust!

AFM, I started bleeding today at 14pdo, so it was a 13 day lp. My lp has been all over in the 13-16 day range. Is anyone else's getting less consistent?

Also want to share with you, that Tuesday morning one of my beloved dogs passed on. She was pretty old, but it was unexpected at that time--so shocking. I miss her so, so much.
post #806 of 824
Waturmama so sorry about your dog. I lost my dog last summer and it still hurts.

AFM - I ordered some cheap HPTs over the internet yesterday. I know I will want to run out and buy some so I figured I may as well save some money. I also decided to start charting my temp. It gives me something to do and is cheaper than obsessively testing.
post #807 of 824
Waturmama- I am so sorry for your loss. The unconditional love that a dog gives is such a gift. Hugs to you.
post #808 of 824
Sorry about your sweet pup Waturmama.
post #809 of 824
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One weird thing is as soon as flo stopped I have had clear stretchy CM and lots of it. Too early for O so what does that mean?
Massaginmommy~
This could mean that you are estrogen dominant, and balancing your hormones might be helpful.
post #810 of 824
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the info I think I am going to try the Progest cream that was mentioned above. My boobs stayed kind of sore too. I bet that maybe the same reason.
post #811 of 824
Waturmama, I'm so so sorry about the loss of your dog. I've been there (with my dear kitty) and know how painful that is.

I've not keeping up quite as much the past couple of weeks, but am sending good vibes to all of you ladies!

AFM, I'm CD15 with no sign of O yet (although my temping has been less than ideal). We decided to have a civil ceremony next month (!) and start TTC with my Feb or March cycle (followed by a larger wedding in May). There is so much to think about and do, my head is spinning.

First up, do we try Clomid or not? Even though I'm ovulating and conceiving (and m/c is my issue), we've been thinking maybe we should try for twins, as we know we want two more eventually anyway and this could be our last shot (yet, I'm ambivalent about twins). And, do we see a fertility doc or just ask DH's dad (an MD) to write us an Rx? Do we really *need* to see a fertility specialist, who might just discourage us??

On top of everything else, I'm changing jobs (a good thing) and am working 24/7 trying to finish up at the old one, while my sweet DD is recovering from walking pneumonia. Why does it all happen at once? She's in good hands with her dad and grandparents, but it just feels so wrong to not be caring for her. Today her dad took her to see a Chi Nei Tsang practitioner, hopefully the essential oils he prescribed for her lungs will help.

Take care, all!
post #812 of 824
Hello everyone!

38 weeks, 5 days. Waiting....

Pitchfork: I know it's hard to be grateful for feeling sick, but for good sticky bean signs! Congratulations again!!!

Waturmama: Condolences on the loss of your dog. I know how much our non-human friends and family can mean to us.

Litmama: Yay for a quick wedding and starting TTC! I hope your DD is feeling better soon. Try not to feel guilty about not being the one to directly care for her at the moment. You know she's in good hands. According to Randine Lewis, Clomid should only be used for anovulatory women with yang or spleen qi deficiency and should be avoided by women with yin deficiency (most of us 40+'s). I think it's probably a good idea to see a fertility specialist. Just my 2 cents.

Massaginmommy:
Thanks for being the thread keeper for so long. I hope someone can take over for you soon.

Shy: It's pretty normal for the first few cycles after m/c to be out of whack, yes? I've also read that you are actually more fertile in the months in the months following a miscarriage. (I've also read that this *isn't* true, but I got spontaneously pg three months after a m/c at 10.5 weeks after getting pregnant via IVF.) Anyway, I hope it's true and your upcoming cycle is super fertile in spite of a light blood flow.

NYmomma: Good luck with charting! I loved it and it probably saved me lots of money on HPT's. The only times I tested in 19 months of TTC (not including after 2 IVF attempts) were when my temps stayed elevated longer than normal.

Edwardsmom: Have fun with the casual TTC!

Good luck Gerlassie!

Karen1968: How's the 2ww going?
post #813 of 824
LitMama, I hope your DD is well soon.

I know it seems easy to do clomid, get a scrip etc, but I think you need to be monitored closely with ultrasound while you do it to make sure you are not overstimulated (haven't done it myself)? Your regular ob should be able to do a clomid cycle.
post #814 of 824
Thank you for all your sweet condolences.

Nymomma, I'm happy for you that you are temping--there is so much useful information there.

Litmama, healing wishes to your dd and to you. When you do get time with her I hope it is really mama-heart satisfying. Congrats on the job!

Stealthee so many good wishes to you! Very exciting!
post #815 of 824
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Also want to share with you, that Tuesday morning one of my beloved dogs passed on. She was pretty old, but it was unexpected at that time--so shocking. I miss her so, so much.
I had to put down my 17-year-old "pup" in October. It's so hard when they've been with you so long. I thought I was doing OK, but a couple of days ago, DS left a dark blanket crumpled on the floor, exactly in the place my old black dog used to curl up and sleep during the day. Everytime I glanced over, I thought it was her. After about the third time, I got up and put the blanket away. :

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LitMama, I hope your DD is well soon.

I know it seems easy to do clomid, get a scrip etc, but I think you need to be monitored closely with ultrasound while you do it to make sure you are not overstimulated (haven't done it myself)? Your regular ob should be able to do a clomid cycle.
I would second this. And Clomid is not always a nice prescription. I have a friend who would love another baby, but refuses to take Clomid again because of how it affected her, esp. emotionally. Do your research! I'm sure there is a Clomid thread over on the Infertility board; you can check there or post your own ?? thread.

AFM, AF arrived this morning, after a BFN two days ago and cramps last night. No big surprise, and I'm kind of glad to be at CD1 again. It hasn't been a good month : this is the month - I'd love to be able to present DH with a on his birthday!
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NYmomma, hope your temping is illuminating and empowering!

Stealthee, wow, so close! Good good wishes coming your way.

Karen1968, oh drat that the painters showed up! But it sounds like you feel very positive, yay! Fingers crossed Feb is your month.

Stealthee, Buzzer Beater, WaturMama, and Karen1968, thank you all so much for your input on Clomid! It's so helpful to hear your perspectives. I'll definitely do my research, check the MDC infertility boards, ask my TCM practitioner what she thinks, and make an appts. w/my OB and a fertility specialist. One of the reasons I'm so excited about my new job is it's only 30 hours per week, so I feel like I'll finally have time to do this research and take a more mindful approach (not to mention exercise, eat healthfully, get some sleep).
post #817 of 824
Let me also thank MassaginMommy. I wish I could volunteer to take it over but I I am struggling with time management (to put it mildly). This is a great place of comfort and support.

Waturmama, condolences on the loss of your dog. I can only think of Marley and Me, since I have never had a dog. But I saw how the dog comforted the mama after her miscarriage.
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I've also read that you are actually more fertile in the months in the months following a miscarriage.
Then I would like to know why my doctor recommended that I wait 3 cycles?? I asked him directly if it was only for knowing dates accurately and he said that was part of it, but also to make sure uterus was "ready" ... implying that if it wasn't it would increase likelihood of miscarrying again.
post #818 of 824
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Then I would like to know why my doctor recommended that I wait 3 cycles?? I asked him directly if it was only for knowing dates accurately and he said that was part of it, but also to make sure uterus was "ready" ... implying that if it wasn't it would increase likelihood of miscarrying again.
I've also heard about being more fertile after a pregnancy. I listenened to that and got pregnant again "naturally" after my Apr. '08 m/c and a few months, later I had another m/c in Sept. '08. I was 43 at the time. Now at almost 45 I don't listen to anyone and do what I think is right for me. Currently, we are ttc#2 and I'm being very proactive in preparing my uterus for a babe - ie: supplements, teas, acupuncture, chiropractic, visualization, etc. I guess I do think that over 40 our bodies may need a little "extra attention" and care for everything to work out

Here's some ttc positive vibes -
post #819 of 824
pls. take me off the bfp. lost pg. :-(
post #820 of 824
2bpeaceful - I am sorry for your loss. I see that it was in September. I hope you are doing ok. It is so hard and so not fair.
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