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Updated to here!

 

 

GrapesBunch - WELCOME!!  Did you happen to use an OPK on you r low temp days??  I would venture to guess it was your dip before O, my temp dipped to 96.4 just before my O last cycle.

 


No...I didn't temp.  Now I'm wishing I did.... :(

 

As for today...I have had nothing but minor spotting...and it is so light I wouldn't have even noticed if I didn't have red yesterday.  Did your first PPAF start really slow like this or what was the bleeding (very little) was yesterday.  It was bright red when I wiped in the bathroom yesterday morning and had just enough to need a liner all day yesterday.  I have had basically nothing today.  :( I was hoping I would be back to normal so we could begin TTC #2...
 

 


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Lactatinggirl and AJ congratulations on the BFPs!!!! So exciting!
I want to see pictures - sticky vibes to both of you. orngbiggrin.gifjoy.gifjoy.gifjoy.gifjoy.gifjoy.gif
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CONGRATULATIONS lactatinggirl and bentlaj11!!!  Two BFPs in a row, woot!  joy.gif
 

I second marinak's request for pics! love.gif
 

 

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I guess I'm waiting to be ready... DS is about 3 mos. I haven't had AF. I'm not on any type of BC. When I got pregnant with him, I didn't do any sort of charting... I just stopped taking the pill and one month AF didn't come. So now I'm not sure about how to tell if I'm pregnant or even ovulating! Is it stilly for me to hope I'd be pregnant again within the next couple of months? I really wanted to have kids who are really close. 

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Congrats, lactatinggirl!!! joy.gif Hooray!

 

Thanks for the feedback re: my elusive ovulation this cycle! My temp seemed to go up this morning and I had more ewcm yesterday so maybe it was just delayed, will have to see if my temp stays up....I kind of feel like af is on it's way already though!! Sheesh. Oh well, at least I'd be able to move onto a new cycle quickly! I've tracked 3 of 4 pp cycles and have had one 34 day cycle and one 32 day cycle. Today is CD32 for this one....

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Congrats lactatinggirl and bentlaj11! Such exciting news!!!

 


Lactatinggirl, I knew that implantation dip was promising! Woohoo!

 

 

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OMG I got a BFP this morning! I thought it might be one yesterday, but it was almost imaginary-looking. Tested again this morning and it's light, but definitely there! So I guess yesterday's was a positive at 11 DPO!

 

Congratulations! What wonderful news!


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Congrats Lactatinggirl!!! Hope you have a wonderful pg! ...and I guess I'll be joining you in the DDC, because I got a BFP, too! It took 6 different tests (as in I tested too early), but I got a + yesterday at 18 dpo. I had almost given up hope, and just chalked it up to my cycles being irregular, still. But, I still had a couple of tests left, and I bought way too many groceries (I usually stick to my list) yesterday; I thought it was strange that I wanted so much food! Sheepish.gif


Congratulations to you too!  And I totally get the POAS early and often.  Since I have not yet had a PPAM, I just do it on a whim. 

 

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Congrats Lactatinggirl!!! Hope you have a wonderful pg! ...and I guess I'll be joining you in the DDC, because I got a BFP, too! It took 6 different tests (as in I tested too early), but I got a + yesterday at 18 dpo. I had almost given up hope, and just chalked it up to my cycles being irregular, still. But, I still had a couple of tests left, and I bought way too many groceries (I usually stick to my list) yesterday; I thought it was strange that I wanted so much food! Sheepish.gif



I missed your post! Congratulations to you, too!!! joy.gif

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Please put me in waiting to know.

 

I really do not think I am pregnant.  Have some bright red discharge today; when I was pregnant last time, it was a little of brown and that was it.  But we'll see.  Could be implantation bleeding, as we're 8 DPO, and had a temp dip today just before I wiped the red, but...

 

Grapes - I only just had my first ppaf April 2 and it was light and not too long.  My cycle has been really long, too; I'm on CD 35.  When I was younger, I always had 28 day cycles, but since I turned about 29/30, they have gotten really weird.  And now they're really unusual PP.  BLAH.  I was diagnosed with fibroids during pregnancy, so I'll blame that, too.

 

Question!  Do you all have more sensitive nipples for the several days before AF arrives, or should I interpret my sensitivity to a possible coming BFP?  I know I need to wait at LEAST another week, as long as bleeding doesn't get a lot heavier.  But it occurred to me that just AF could make nursing uncomfortable.   Tell me what you've experienced!

 

Congratulations to lactatinggirl and bentlaj11 - wooooo hooo!!!!!!!

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Wow, I didn't check this thread for a few days and missed a lot of action!!  Congrats to all those with BFPs!! biggrinbounce.gif

 

I'm wondering if I should start charting again? (I'm in the waiting to be ready category).  I was only of BCP for 1 month when we conceived DS.  I charted for that month and got preggo that cycle, so I've never actually charted a full cycle before...Just wondering as I'd like to know what is going on, but DS does not sleep through the night or even for a 4 or 5 hour stretch (which I think I remember is what you need for charting???)  Should I wait until he's sleeping longer? (That will happen some day, right?? haha)  Or is it worthwhile charting w/o temping?  Or should I just temp when I get up with him in the morning?  We do co-sleep so it's not like I'm usually getting up, just waking up.

 

No PPAF yet, but I've noticed increased mucus lately and been having some light cramps the last few days so who knows, maybe she's on her way...

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GrapesBunch - I honestly don't really remember my first PPAF (it was soooo loooong ago, lol), but I, personally, have never really been a pre-AF spotter.  The only spotting ever have is as AF is tapering off.  However, it is perfectly normal for AF (especially the 1st PP) to start slowly with some spotting

 

ZakareyasMama - WELCOME!!  It's never crazy to want to welcome another LO in to your heart smile.gif

 

Cellist - My nipples were SO sensitive during the TWW last cycle; I never noticed it on previous cycles, but they were definitely sore last cycle.

 

nstewart - I've heard that some women can still get good enough temps to niotice a shift, even with frequent night wakings.  So it is definitely worth a shot!
 

 

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As for today...I have had nothing but minor spotting...and it is so light I wouldn't have even noticed if I didn't have red yesterday.  Did your first PPAF start really slow like this or what was the bleeding (very little) was yesterday.  It was bright red when I wiped in the bathroom yesterday morning and had just enough to need a liner all day yesterday.  I have had basically nothing today.  :( I was hoping I would be back to normal so we could begin TTC #2...
 

 


My first ppaf started full on and was of normal amount/length for me. I've also never spotted before af or mid cycle. However, I have also read that it is super common to either spot pre-ppaf or even have a really light af the first cycle.

 

 

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Question!  Do you all have more sensitive nipples for the several days before AF arrives, or should I interpret my sensitivity to a possible coming BFP?  I know I need to wait at LEAST another week, as long as bleeding doesn't get a lot heavier.  But it occurred to me that just AF could make nursing uncomfortable.   Tell me what you've experienced!

 


I have VERY sensitive nipples for 2-3 days around O. I guess I didn't notice it pre-baby as I didn't have a toddler with 16 teeth nursing all night lol I haven't noticed more sensitivity around AF so could be a good pregnancy symptom for you!!

 



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I'm wondering if I should start charting again? (I'm in the waiting to be ready category).  I was only of BCP for 1 month when we conceived DS.  I charted for that month and got preggo that cycle, so I've never actually charted a full cycle before...Just wondering as I'd like to know what is going on, but DS does not sleep through the night or even for a 4 or 5 hour stretch (which I think I remember is what you need for charting???)  Should I wait until he's sleeping longer? (That will happen some day, right?? haha)  Or is it worthwhile charting w/o temping?  Or should I just temp when I get up with him in the morning?  We do co-sleep so it's not like I'm usually getting up, just waking up.

 

No PPAF yet, but I've noticed increased mucus lately and been having some light cramps the last few days so who knows, maybe she's on her way...


I started temping this cycle (my 4th pp cycle) and DD doesn't sleep anywhere near 4 hour stretches at night. I'm having a strange cycle but so far I think it's safe to say that I will be able to temp with at least some accuracy. Will see what happens next cycle. We co-sleep as well.

 

Afm: my temp is up still this morning...if it stays up until AF and I disregard a couple of rogue high temps earlier in my cycle I can see a fairly good temp shift. Still thinking AF is just around the corner though so I'm not sure that I'll be able to actually confirm O!

 

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lactatinggirl, congrats! I thought for sure with that temp dip that this was your month!!!

bentlaj11, congratulations to you too! Happy and healthy 9 months!

Cellist, my implantation bleeding has always been bright red, only when wiping and mixed with mucous, but definitely red, not pink or brown. Fingers crossed!

AFM, only 4dpo, so boring! Too early for obsessive POASing! I have been on a cleaning and decluttering rampage though! smile.gif
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Congratulations to lactatinggirl and bentlaj11  on your BFPs!  It is so encouraging!

 

On the subject of temping while co-sleeping, I was also wondering what other people's experiences are...I'm glad nstewart  brought it up.  I thought I read in TCOYF that you need 3 hours of consecutive sleep... Can anybody confirm this?  It's so hard when you are co-sleeping and your little one is waking up all the time to comfort nurse! 

 

With my 9 month old DS, I can get this number of hours-- but, usually when it is from about 10pm to 1 am.  This is because he sleeps in his crib for the first part of the night, then when he wakes around 1 am I go and get him and bring him into bed with us-- so before I get him, I take my temp. Then, the marathon of on/off comfort nursing for the next several hours begins, until it is time to get up!  So I'm not able to get a temp for my 'normal' waking time in the morning (before, when I was ttc, I set my alarm for 6 am 7 days a week).  Adding to the issues I'm having is that I'm temping only if I remember... I'm in such a fog because of all the interrupted sleep, so I'm getting temps for every 2nd night or so. I should add that there is the odd time when my DS has slept longer, so instead of 1 am I'm taking my temp at 3 or 4 am.

 

I need advice on how to approach temping, when it is like this.  Does it still work, for the most part, regardless of you take your temp at 1 am or 4 am?  Or does it need to be at the same time every morning?  I know that skipping the odd temp is okay, but what about a large number of days?  Is it still possible to get an overall picture of what is happening in my cycle?  If I don't get a BFP this cycle, it will be my 4th ppaf.

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Congrats Lactatinggirl!!! Hope you have a wonderful pg! ...and I guess I'll be joining you in the DDC, because I got a BFP, too! It took 6 different tests (as in I tested too early), but I got a + yesterday at 18 dpo. I had almost given up hope, and just chalked it up to my cycles being irregular, still. But, I still had a couple of tests left, and I bought way too many groceries (I usually stick to my list) yesterday; I thought it was strange that I wanted so much food! Sheepish.gif


Yay for both of us! I'm excited to join the DDC. Last time around I wasn't on this forum. So you're due on the 7th?

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Put me in waiting to O, please.

 

Thank you, blissful_mama and carmen and Bugglette, for answering my question!!  I think it was pre-menstrual sensitivity, which does not surprise me.

 

Back to square 1.  I didn't think we would really get pregnant between PPAF 1 and 2, which is cool.  And I wanted a spring or summer baby next year anyway, which gives us about 6-7 more months to achieve that goal this year, anyway. ;)  So, things are still good.

 

NOW, I thought some people were thinking about testing today?  Who's doing that?  And what did you find?

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Hello, Ladies :)

I joined you in June 2009, got pregnant in June 2010, gave birth in March 2011 to a wonderful little DD2 Lucy and am back this may :D Well, I think I should wait with ttc for a while but it is really really hard for me ;) Anyway, please put my name under "waiting to be ready", please :)

 

Big congrats to all BFPs! Lots of hugs to BFNs. Best of luck to all :)

Take care,

A.

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Well, I'm out.  Started AF today, which is 9dpo...*sigh*.  This is my 4th PPAF.   I don't know why I let myself get hopeful with any 'symptoms' this early-- I thought I had seen some brownish-tinted CM which I thought was a sign of implantation at 7dpo.  I also had some waves of a touch of nausea and increased senstivity to smells on two occasions. 

 

I'm thinking that I have a short luteal phase, which from what I understand is fairly common while bf'ing?  I don't think I can count today as a dpo, since I started spotting this early in the day.  So that leaves me with only an 8 day luteal phase... can't help but think that the frequent comfort nursings at night have something to do with this.

 

Going to go give my little guy lots of hugs.  Grateful that I have him, this Mother's Day... but I so want another little one and I want him to have a sibling...

 

 

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Sorry about AF showing up early, tenzinsmama  greensad.gif I've also had a short LP since getting my cycles back. The length of my cycles is about the same (a day or two longer sometimes) but my LP has only been 9 days at the most. I never had LP issues before so I'm assuming it's a nursing/prolactin thing. My doc seems to agree. However, I have a req. for a 7DPO progesterone test just to see what's going on. I have also had 4 pp AFs. As for temping, I'm not sure about taking your temp in the middle of the night...I think doing it at a consistent time of the day is key so maybe it would work for you to take it at 1am every night. You could always give it a try and see if you detect a shift. I also don't get a large stretch in the morning, we co-sleep so I just decided to try taking my temp at 7am(ish) every morning.

 

Speaking of temping...for those of you who are chart pros...can you have a look at my chart please? FF gave me crosshairs (dotted because of ewcm after possible O) and I too can see a shift (not a strong one but there..)...especially if I disregard the 2 high temps earlier in my cycle. What do you all think? I've read that ewcm after O is common when nursing....thoughts or experiences on that? I will be 7dpo tomorrow if I did O when FF is saying I did...I'm wondering if I should go for my progesterone test??

 

Happy Mother's Day!!

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Carmen, I would guess that you ovulated on or within a day or 2 of CD 31.  Usually, you'll have 6 lower temperatures before ovulation and then 3 higher temperatures after ovulation.  Most women also experience fertile CM leading up to ovulation and dryness after.  As a nursing mother, I have had times that CM has taken a little longer to dry up compared to my temperature rise or not dried up completely, but it is usually less-fertile mucus.  If you consider your temperature rise to start on CD 28, as FF does, then 2 of your 6 "lower" temperatures are actually higher than your "higher" temperatures.  If we consider your temperature rise to start on CD 32, all 3 of your "higher" temperatures are higher than your 6 "lower" temperatures.  Additionally, this lines up better with your CM observations.

 

That said, unfortunately, the research on charting can only tell you within about 3 days of when you ovulate.  So, theoretically, you could have ovulated any time between CD 28 and CD 34.  However, there is about a 3% chance that you ovulated on CD's 28 and 34 combined.  Given that Peak day and your temperature rise match up so well, I would say there's a pretty high probability that you ovulated on or very close to CD 31.  That would make you 3DPO right now.  Hope that helps.

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