Hi everyone, I'm sorry if I don't do personals for everyone, I have trouble keeping up (must be old age!).
Buzzbeater, I'm sorry to hear you are leaving us. I do understand. I was very sad when I weaned my DS at 2 and a half, because he would have happily continued. I was worried about it contributing to the miscarriage, so I encouraged him to stop. And we are okay, but I don't know how I'll feel if I don't get pregnant...
Contactmaya, thankyou for your kind words. And everyone else who has shown concern for me.
I am fine. It's just that awful time when I'm pre-menstrual that the sadness of the miscarriage and the fact I'm not pregnant again really gets to me. And my DH is just being honest.Which then sets me off, wondering what the heck I'm doing ttc. But once AF has passed everything feels different.
Dh seems more than happy to have sex without contraception, and says things about"nature taking its course". I think I can translate that to, "I've got my fingers crossed that we're too old to conceive again". And I'm just merrily going along my path hoping I'm not too old and we'll have one last baby, and he will be fine once that baby is in his arms - which is what has happened before.
I had acupuncture yesterday and it was lovely. I really do like the lady who does the acupuncture.She's very "healing". We talked about whether I should eat dairy or not when ttc. The traditional Chinese medicine way of looking at it is that you should avoid dairy ( but western medicine says full-fat dairy is good for ttc - go figure?). I told her since giving up sugar I consume quite a bit. Then she said I can do what I like, but if I'm giving myself a deadline (say, when I turn 45) then isn't it worth trying for a few months? She quoted a book saying, "do you want to be pregnant 80% or 100%?". She has a point.
So, I've decided to try to lower my dairy intake. I'm not giving it up, just seeing what happens for a couple of months. And I'm going to try nettle infusions for my short, light AF.
I've also been reading about the paleo diet and it is really appealing to me. It would be a big change though - I love to have my grainy gluten free toast in the morning. I also love brown rice. And I do find rice is a cheap and easy way to feed the family. I don't know if we could afford the diet for the whole family! I ordered the book from Mark's Daily Apple (I've already forgotten the title), so will read it and see how I feel after that.
I'm pretty sure someone on this thread is following the paleo - is it supposed to be good for fertility?
Well, it has been really dry here, so I must go and water my vegetable garden if we are actually going to get some vegetables from it!