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post #21 of 191

NolliesMama--so sorry to hear this news  :(  

 

Avasmama--I'm not 100% sure, but I don't think it's the length of the entire cycle that matters as much as the length of your LP.  I believe to sustain a pregnancy, your LP has to be at least 10 days/ 

post #22 of 191

Congratulations to ms_quoted and Sarah!   Yipee!!!

 

Well, I've been "away" for about one month due to lots of travel.  So glad to be back home and checking back in with you all. :)

 

It was so hard to keep on track with my "TTC protocol" in December!  Am I the only one?!

 

So, I am back to the routine again and hoping for my first PPAF this month. B/c I have'nt temped in one month I'm not sure where I am on that front, but my temps are still pretty low.

 

post #23 of 191

Congratulations ms quoted and Sarah! How exciting!

Kismet- I totally understand. I was just thinking a few days ago how it would have been if I'd gotten pg 4-5 months ago
when I started charting. I wanted to get pg very badly but ds needed me so much more then. He's changed a lot since then in terms of
how often he nurses and how well he sleeps (he's even been spending every other night or so with his daddy in another room).  I'm trying to
be in that mindset of it's not going to happen until my body and my son are ready, and to enjoy what I have now. We also had a stomach bug a few weeks ago and it brought back
a lot of unpleasant memories.... I had HG and I'm scared to get it again.
Anyway, I wish you the best in enjoying everything now and in getting pg when the time is right.

Hoping that the "January success list" is the longest one yet!

post #24 of 191

Easy come, easy go. Right? I am busy losing this pregnancy.

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post #25 of 191

So sorry, Sarah.  It's so hard to hold our pregnancies lightly, isn't it?

 

So, I think I am about to O in my Dec. cycle.  I am waiting for my 2nd PPAF, but have been having loads of EWCM yesterday and today, so I am hopeful, as long as my LP stays long.  Don't know how that will work out, since my LMP was 11/28, so I'm due for AF sooner rather than later  I still haven't gotten around to starting temping yet, so I'm only going by CM.

 

Have fun trying, everyone! ;)

post #26 of 191
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Updated List To Here

 

 

hug.gifNolliesMama & Sarah

 

Ava's Mama~ What matters is the length from Ovulation til when you get AF, not the length of the cycle.

 

 

 

I survived the trip to visit the inlaws while feeling sick. I'm 10dpo today i think, and yesterday i started spotting, today it almost seems like a normal AF. I'm stumped since  last month i ended up with a 14day LP so if this is really AF it will put me at having a 8day LP yikes.

post #27 of 191

Can I join?  AF just arrived today greensad.gif eyesroll.gif so waiting to O again...

 

post #28 of 191

Sarah- I am so sorry, big hugs.  hug2.gif  This happened to me in July.

post #29 of 191

Sarah and Nolliesmom - Im so sorry for you both. Having just had a mc last month, Im still a bit raw myself. Take care of yourselves.

 

ms-quoted - congrats! Hoping for a sticky bean for you.

 

AFM - I got my first AF post miscarriage about 2.5 - 3 weeks after the bleeding stopped. I thought it was way to early for it to be AF, so I went and had my levels taken. HCG level is less than 2 and progesterone was 0.4 so yep, it's AF. I read and was told AF wouldn't come for 4-6 weeks. Doc says everybody is different so anything is possibleThis AF SUCKS too. Oh LORD is it a bad one!!

 

 We aren't trying this cycle so I'm still waiting to be ready!

 

 

post #30 of 191

~~Sarah~~, I am so sorry for your loss! I hope you have lots of support. hug.gif

 

AFM, I would just like a sign from my body that something, ANYTHING is happening! I have had gobs of EWCM intermittently, and tons of one-sided heaviness/cramping, but no AF yet. Maybe it is wishful thinking though... I am only 17 mos pp and I got my PPAF at 22 mos last time with a much less enthusiastic nurser! Time will tell, I suppose. Ideal timing would be March or April for a BFP but I know if I start cycling before then I might not be able to help myself! winky.gif

post #31 of 191
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 Updated List To Here

 

 

 

summerbaby~ Welcome to the group.

 

 

 

 

post #32 of 191

Sorry Sarah! It really sucks. My betas are holding steady at ~75 so Docs are discussing how to proceed. Possible ectopic and possible D and C. I'm really not thrilled with anything they've done so far (which is basically nothing). I'm not getting a D and C without some sort of exam and reasoning! Is your milk supply being affected? I haven't seen much change yet but I'm hoping it stays normal for DS!!

post #33 of 191

Sarah--  gosh, so sorry...  there seems to be a lot of this lately :(

post #34 of 191
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NolliesMama~ Oh no about the dr talking about doing a D&C.  hug.gifhug.gifhug.gifhug.gif

post #35 of 191

Hi ladies!  Congrats to those who are heading over to the DDC (which I creep on regularly, dreaming of the day...)

So sorry to those who have miscarried or are still trying.  It can be so heartbreaking, I know.

 

I feel like I'm on a 2WW, not because I'm thinking I'm pregnant, but because I night weaned right before Christmas in an attempt to encourage PPAF.  No signs of her yet!  I'm going 8 or more hours at night without nursing, so hopefully AF will show up soon.  I've got to get in the mood more to DTD so that I can catch the first egg.  Maybe I should get off the internet...  I think I'm going to go buy a new thermometer and start temping, now that I've night weaned.  I need to reread Taking Charge of Your Fertility so I can start checking CM as well.  My "goal" was to be preggers by Christmas, but now I'm changing it to March.  I want a 2011 baby!

post #36 of 191

Just checking back in.  . .and had to write to say I am so sorry to hear about your losses sarah and nolliesmama.  hug2.gif

 

Thanks purpletulip and greenmama for your thoughts on my decision to wait on TTC.  I am feeling good about it.  Gonna have a great first half of 2011 with my DS and then we'll see what happens.  

 

May you all find your sticky beans!

post #37 of 191

I have a question about nursing and charting. 

 

So Peanut wakes up usually once or twice a night. She at very least wakes up about 1-2 hours before she gets up for the day and wants milk. She's sleeping in her own bed now and so I get up and go in her room and fall back asleep with her. I was reading about charting temps and it says you need to be sleeping at least 3 consecutive hours (and at least 5 total) to get a good temp. So how do I do that with a nursling toddler? 

post #38 of 191
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I have a question about nursing and charting. 



 



So Peanut wakes up usually once or twice a night. She at very least wakes up about 1-2 hours before she gets up for the day and wants milk. She's sleeping in her own bed now and so I get up and go in her room and fall back asleep with her. I was reading about charting temps and it says you need to be sleeping at least 3 consecutive hours (and at least 5 total) to get a good temp. So how do I do that with a nursling toddler? 




 



I have never been able to chart accurately when toddler-nursing (which has been every time except my first)! My chart just looks whacko when I try! Then again, I have constant nursers...

I usually just monitor my CM and find that to be enough.
post #39 of 191

Lactatinggirl,  My DS is just a mite older than your DD and we just started putting him to bed with his older DD.  At the same time, I am charting again after a month hiatus and hoping that my temps will be accurate b/c charting just cm with no PPAF yet is crazy!  In reality, he goes in with DD at bedtime and wakes up 4.5 hrs before I take my temp, so maybe I'm "safe".....Hope all goes well with charing and TTCing!

 

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I have a question about nursing and charting. 

 

So Peanut wakes up usually once or twice a night. She at very least wakes up about 1-2 hours before she gets up for the day and wants milk. She's sleeping in her own bed now and so I get up and go in her room and fall back asleep with her. I was reading about charting temps and it says you need to be sleeping at least 3 consecutive hours (and at least 5 total) to get a good temp. So how do I do that with a nursling toddler? 

post #40 of 191

Lactatinggirl - My son is just a bit younger than yours (April 2009) and he starts the night out in his room then 1/2 to 3/4 of the night later he comes to bed. If he wakes to nurse less than 2 hours before my regular temp time, I take my temp and note it on my chart, but take my temp again at the regular time and use that as my charted temperature. That way I can see if there is a major difference or not. Could you just use the temp from when she wakes to nurse, before she's up for the day? How long of a stretch of sleep is that usually?

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