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post #41 of 491
Samm- do you check anything else, like CF/CM or cervical position? I just started temping again this cycle, but I was checking CF/CM all the time once my PP bleeding ended; I noticed EWCF about 2 weeks before my first PP AF, same with the second PP AF. the 3rd one I am pretty sure was an anovulatory cycle, it was just weird.

That said, it sounds like an evap line to me, not a + hpt. have you tried the dollar store hpts? they are really sensitive. and cheap!

Hmm, those are nice features on the basal, but it seems like I am getting clear enough readings from the regular thermometer, so I will just keep doing that. Now if it dies . . .then I know what I am replacing it with!
post #42 of 491
Sammerson ~ If you start checking CF, you might get at least an idea of when you might be fertile and when you might be able to expect or might be pg. Otherwise, I'm afraid there's really no way of knowing anything right now.

Just an FYI, I was told to go off the pill because I wasn't having . This was 20 years ago so my timing might be a little off but I believe I stopped taking the pill in late March or early April. (I remember this because it was right around the time that I kicked my XH out, which was April 1st.) I never had but got pg with ds1 around June 12-14.
post #43 of 491
My CP has been high turned very in or very out so I could feel it is closed and not very hard, but bot very soft. MY CF has been just lotiony but i havent been recording it just checking it every now and then. I know this doesn't do my any good either, and i cant find anything on what CP and CF should be when pregnant. Im just very confused and this sin't the first time I have thought I was pregnant so I am frustrated and I just want to know. Im sure you understand.
post #44 of 491
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I don't want my breasts to shrink. I was a 34C before I got pg with ds2. I went up to a 34DD but went down to a 34D right before getting pg with ds3. I was still nursing then but had gotten down to a better weight.
My DH claims my boobs are still bigger now that I've stopped nursing than they were before I got pregnant, but I look at them and think, how is that possible? I am barely an A. I was a good solid B while nursing.
post #45 of 491
Samm, my CF was very fertile-y while pregnant (well, especially mid-to-later in pregnancy) watery at least, sometime seemed like EWCM

It is tough not knowing what is going on. I think you need to check every day to see if you spot a pattern. I think if you go one more month with nothing, it wouldn't hurt to see your doctor or midwife. (you could go now, if you wanted. I just don't like going unless I have to!)

I would love to be like a full C cup. I doubt that will ever happen, bar a surgical reduction, though. I have lost a little weight while nursing, but it has only changed my band size, not my cup size.
post #46 of 491
Sammerson ~ I have read that CP during pg is HSC but I can't remember if that was backed up by any science or just anecdotal. CF is creamy while pg but since creamy CF is normal at other times it's not a good indicator of early pg.

A continuation of the story of when I got pg with ds1, I don't think I mentioned that the doc who told me to go off bcps said I couldn't get pg since I wasn't Oing and getting . He neglected to tell me that I could start Oing again at any time. I didn't get a confirmed pg until I was 10-12 weeks. Sounds crazy, I know, but back then it never occurred to me to take a hpt. I just went to the free clinic, 3 times. Every time they told me I was not pg, even the last time when I had a blood test. The 2nd time they sent me home with 6 months worth of bcps that I, luckily, didn't start taking because I knew something funny was going on. My BF kept telling me I was pg.
post #47 of 491
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Samm, my CF was very fertile-y while pregnant (well, especially mid-to-later in pregnancy) watery at least, sometime seemed like EWCM
That's the leukhorrea I have mentioned before. It's very common in pg.
post #48 of 491
Ahhh the boobs convo. Mine were 32D/Full C. They are a 32B or small C depending on the bra now. I love them! LOL I wear 32B sports bras in various colors so they can show a little out of my shirts and they lock and load these puppies. They are a little less collagenous but still perky and they are small which I like. When I was PG with DD1 they were F's and with DD2 they were at the largest H's, yes, H's. UGH noooo thanks. LMAO

AFM- ugh this cycle is sooo weird. I suppose that its because I just went off the pill/depo shot, but this spotting is back and it is completely coloring all of my creamy/lotion-like CM. I have no cramps which I get with AF. I guess I will just bd and see what my temps and tomorrow bring.
post #49 of 491
I must be a weirdo because I like my breasts bigger.
post #50 of 491
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I must be a weirdo because I like my breasts bigger.
Nah- If mine are bigger they start to sag because of the collagen breakdown. I did like them bigger when they were full and perky. DP LOVES them small, he likes a more athletic type figure on a woman. So he prefers small breasts and honestly, I just don't care much these days. Since nursing I see them as sooo utilitarian. Does that make any sense? LOL
post #51 of 491
Yeah, that makes a lot of sense. I used to think of my breasts as very sexy. Now I look at them and wonder what all the fuss is about. Why do men find breasts so exciting? The only reason I can come up with is because they advertise a woman's ability to feed her baby.
post #52 of 491
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I must be a weirdo because I like my breasts bigger.
I didn't mind my D's! They just didn't last very long.

Starting to doubt TTC this cycle. I think I may Whatever and just take my chances, rather than "try" to grab DH on purpose. I don't know, I'm just really getting nervous about having 2...
post #53 of 491
I'm looking forward to the possibility of pregnancy/breastfeeding increasing my size. I wear a 32B, and most of the time that fits just about perfect, but it really doesn't translate to a whole lot! lol I can wear a tanktop and a sports bra and pretty much disappear.
post #54 of 491
So, that was interesting! This is our first month w'ing after my dh's vas reversal clearance and AF showed up 3 days late just for the heck of it! My cycle jumped from 25 days to 28 days out of nowhere. They've been 25 days for years! I keep wondering if somehow my body got the message to prep for conception in the near future...maybe a longer luteal phase now?! I didn't even get a chance to take a test because we were away with family and 20 minutes from a pharmacy (and too lazy to make the drive). I felt like AF was going to come so I didn't get too psyched but there was day there when I thought...wow! maybe!

Maybe next month!
post #55 of 491
oops double post!
post #56 of 491
Open, you never know! here's to whatevering this cycle!

as far as the boobs go: I don't want small boobs, but I wouldn't mind smallER boobs. I am a full figured gal anyway, so small boobs would just not look right. I would love, LOVE, LOVE to be able to shop in a real store for nursing bras, and not just online.

also, I totally get you on the utilitarian thing. My boobs are totally desensitized, I don't feel much there anymore anyway (probably because DS likes to grab a handful of boob like it is a blankie when he nurses) I think sometimes they *look* sexy but they sure don't make me *feel* any sexier, if that makes sense. Maybe guys like them because you know, men are ruled by their stomachs half the time, and boobs are food. or were at some point.

We talked about it some more as far as timing, because I reminded DH that if we get pregnant in November, I think that means an August baby, and I am not too keen on late pregnancy in the dead heat of summer. Now it would mean a May baby, and that wouldn't be so bad. He is like, well, 3rd trimester in the summer means more excuses to be in the pool. MEN! LOL well, you know, all we can do is try, there is no guarantee of stuff happening when we *plan* it to happen!
post #57 of 491
I have to get my nursing bras online. I think I have a weird combo of band and cup size. I can find plenty of 34 nursing bras at places like Target but the largest cup size is a C. The band size jumps to something like 38 or 40 before the cup size goes up to DD. Sometimes I can get away with a 36D but the fit isn't great. I've recently gone to not wearing a bra much at all because I need new ones but can't find any that I like. It seems everyone in the bra making industry has decided that if you are a D cup or larger you must have underwire and fat straps whether you want them or not. I have broad shoulders so sports bras don't work. It's too hard to get in and out of them.
post #58 of 491
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We talked about it some more as far as timing, because I reminded DH that if we get pregnant in November, I think that means an August baby, and I am not too keen on late pregnancy in the dead heat of summer. Now it would mean a May baby, and that wouldn't be so bad. He is like, well, 3rd trimester in the summer means more excuses to be in the pool. MEN! LOL well, you know, all we can do is try, there is no guarantee of stuff happening when we *plan* it to happen!
As for me, I've told DH that I'd like to get pg by Nov the latest so I can avoid the heat of the summer for the 3rd tri. I think if it doesn't happen, we will put ttc on hold until at least April or May. Such a bummer to think about, but I remember being 8-9 months preggo in that heat. It's just no fun at all!

I'm stressing less about 2 kids today. I'm such a waffle! Today I'm excited and this is our baby-making week (if we get the opportunity, lol) so I'm all strategizing ways to seduce DH!
post #59 of 491
Here i go with more frustrated, poor me, stuff.

I know this is my first month. I just really thought I would O. It looks like this is my AF coming or something. Its still here. Not so much coming out of me but very red/orange in the CM which is period-like. I just have never started a period like this. My body is probably trying to equal out for all the Depo and hormones I was on the last 7 ish months. Ah well. Hopefully if this is AF things will be better next cycle... My temp is still normal though?
post #60 of 491
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I'm stressing less about 2 kids today. I'm such a waffle! Today I'm excited and this is our baby-making week (if we get the opportunity, lol) so I'm all strategizing ways to seduce DH!
Hormones will do that to you. I notice that I'm all baby mooning when I'm fertile. Once I'm post O the thought of another baby totally freaks me out.
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