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post #21 of 340

naturegirl, how beautiful about the signs from your baby.  Thank you for sharing that.  I do so hope he/she comes to you in about 9ish months!!!

 

texasfarmom, best to you!!  So it is normal for cm to dry quite a bit after O, right?  I am still not that skilled in this whole TTC world.  We sometimes kind of "shoot in the dark" despite the temping. lol

 

6 dpo.  I have had AF again at like 7/8 and 9 DPO since AF came back, so wah.  We'll see what happens this time.

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I'm not sure what's going on.  I have been temping faithfully for the past week and they are kinda all over the place.  It has been four weeks from what I thought was my first PPAF and I'm feeling bloated and crampy...have been since yesterday morning.  I seriously hope it is a normal AF coming.  Having 28-30 day cycles back would be awesome.  I actually started temping again because I started having EWCM this weekend...TONS of it.  It has changed to being very thick and stretchy now so maybe it is a sign of impending AF...I have no clue.  And here I thought I'd know what was going on this time around... 

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hildare, congratulations!  May we all join you soon!  Just wondering, if you're willing...how many cycles PP and how much do you still nurse?  And CONGRATS again!

Hi!  dd is 19 months friday.  i think i got af back when she was 6 months (ohh  maths... ) so 13 mos i've had cycles.  i've had 2 m/c during that time, though.  :(  i had a blighted ovum that i had a d & e for in dec. and a 'chemical' pg in april ( i think april?).  i'm taking pregnancy prep, which is a vitex supplement. 

we're still nursing for sure, though i nightweaned her during THIS cycle.  lol.  she nurses a lot, but i woh so she grabs me when i get home around 5 and around 3 more times after that.  on the weekends probably around 5 times a day or more.  and during this cycle she was doing the all night nursing thing and for some reason it was just killing me so we nightweaned. 

 

naturegirl, i am so glad things are looking good for you.  those are some powerfully good signs, too!  hooray!

 

nolliesmom congrats!!
 

 

post #24 of 340

Congrats hildare!

 

Naturegirl, fingers crossed for you!  

 

lactatinggirl, I went to a chiro all the way through my pg with DS.  I'd already been seeing him anyway, the adjustments just changed to helping me to stay aligned.  It really helped with the back and hip pain.  I've also read that it can help you with delivery if you are aligned properly. My chiro didn't specialize in pg patients, but he did know how to do his adjustments to accommodate for the fact, and what areas to stay away from. I had a relatively short labour for a first timer with DS (10 hours, from first contraction) and all natural.  I don't know if the chiro helped with that, but he didn't hurt!  I also started going for acupuncture at around 30 weeks or so as I was really retaining fluids and having issues with my feet and with carpel tunnel.  I was amazed at the difference that it made.  The practitioner also predicted that I was having a boy based on pulse points.  She was very, very sure and she was right!

 

JennyV - another Calgary mamma!  Hi!  Here's hoping we get summer at some point, hey?!

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I'm not sure what's going on.  I have been temping faithfully for the past week and they are kinda all over the place.  It has been four weeks from what I thought was my first PPAF and I'm feeling bloated and crampy...have been since yesterday morning.  I seriously hope it is a normal AF coming.  Having 28-30 day cycles back would be awesome.  I actually started temping again because I started having EWCM this weekend...TONS of it.  It has changed to being very thick and stretchy now so maybe it is a sign of impending AF...I have no clue.  And here I thought I'd know what was going on this time around... 


It sounds to me like you might be getting ready to O.  Most women have EWCM before O and are dry until about the time AF starts.  All over the place temps are also more common pre-O.

 

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YAY, NolliesMama and hildare!  This is wonderful news!!!!  Hildare, are you saying that despite your little one's frequent night nursing, you still got your BFP?  My little guy is going strong at night, and I've been worried about that, but we've had such little luck with lessening it even a tad... He's still young, though, only 10 months-- maybe when he is older it will be easier, I hope!?

 

naturegirl and carmen, things are sounding really good for you two as well, another big YAY!!!!  Thanks for sharing those little signs with us, I've had a few things happen to me this cycle, too, but I'm so scared to get my hopes up too high, so it is encouraging for me and maybe I should have a little more trust in the universe...

 

AFM, I'm either 6 or 7 dpo.  This weekend will tell me a lot, if AF stays away then the good news to begin with is that my LP is getting longer... AF, stay away!!!!  I really, really, really want my BFP this month... 

 

Good luck to everyone else!
  

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Yes, Cellist, it is common to dry up after O. Some people dry up immediately, while others it takes a bit longer to do so. But, you should at least see a change from the really fertile EWCM to a less fertile mucus after O.

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I definitely still have a frequent night nurser and got preggo. I also got preggo in Nov/Dec but lost that baby at 6wks. Now my 19mo old son nurses 2-3 times at night and 3-5 during the day for ~5min each time. He's a fast but frequent nurser.
 

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YAY, NolliesMama and hildare!  This is wonderful news!!!!  Hildare, are you saying that despite your little one's frequent night nursing, you still got your BFP?  My little guy is going strong at night, and I've been worried about that, but we've had such little luck with lessening it even a tad... He's still young, though, only 10 months-- maybe when he is older it will be easier, I hope!?

post #29 of 340

Congrats naturegirl, nolliesmama and hildare!! So happy for some more BFPs, and I'm praying for some sticky LO's!

 

TenzinsMama- I remember from about 8-14 mo DS was waking up so often during the night... I finally read something that made sense. They are learning so much (walking, more language, etc) during that time that it's hard for them to sleep. It finally got much better after around 14 mo... when DS finally had walking mastered well. He still night nurses about 2-3x on a good night, though. Hopefully your LO is just going through a developmental spurt and will sleep better soon!

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Hooray for naturegirl, nolliesmama, and hildare!!

 

Gosh, you know you've been ttc for a little while when you can't wait to go to bed and wake up the next morning and temp.  I THINK I MAY have actually o'ed after all....  I have been plugging different numbers into ff for tomorrow's date to see what it has to say.  I took an opk test that day, though, and it was def. a neg.  So I don't know.  I wasn't sure I was going to ovulate this month.  Ewcm and nearly positive opk, but nothing.  So we'll see.  I am so not good at being patient....  <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/202d6d">My Chart</a>

 

eta when I plug in anything over 97.2 it says I o'ed on the 30th.  Also, I was screwing around and messed it up and now I can't get it to go back to saying that cd1 was on the 16th like it should!  Gah!!


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post #31 of 340

Yeah hildare!!!!  What a great photo!!

 

I have NEWS!  Finally, after all this time I'm having my first PPAF.  smile.gif No false start here, it is the real thing, cramps & heavy bleeding & all.  I am happy to have finally reached this point in TTCing.  Now I have to work on my LH phase---only 8 days.  Does anyonoe know if this is "normal" for the first PPAF?  I am pretty sure of my O date, b/c of the OPK.

 

Please move me to "waiting to O" :)

 

 

 

 

post #32 of 340

Woohoo, hildare, look at that awesome LINE!!!!!!  :D :D :D

Cellist, ((hugs)) short LPs are the total pits.

marmo, I totally hear you on wanting to wake up and temp, lol.  I get up and mark a temp and then it's like, "okay, now what do I do while I'm waiting for tomorrow morning to come?"  LOL.  TTCing is such a game of hurry up and wait.

AFM - So I ordered 100 HPTs.  Don't know if they'll be here in time for testing this cycle (I ordered them through a coop and asked the host to hold them for me b/c my family is visiting later this month, and they don't really need to know that I ordered 100 HPTs, LOL), but I have a few left from last cycle that I can use when the time comes.  But it'll be a long time away anyway since I'm on boring ol' CD5.  Something interesting did happen yesterday.  Naturegirl's post about the signs reminded me of it.  I was making dinner yesterday and grabbing some potatoes to mash up.  I thought to myself, "I need five potatoes since there are five of us."  Huh?  I only have two kids, no pets, no ILs or siblings or any other random extended family staying with us - just me and DH and DD and DS.  Where did that "fifth person" come from?  lol.

post #33 of 340

bfp with frequent night nurser? 
 

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I definitely still have a frequent night nurser and got preggo. I also got preggo in Nov/Dec but lost that baby at 6wks. Now my 19mo old son nurses 2-3 times at night and 3-5 during the day for ~5min each time. He's a fast but frequent nurser.
 


yep!  that's what happened.  i am glad to have nightweaned, though. 

i also had a similar experience as nolliesmom, got pg but had a loss in Dec. too.  and our babies are the same age, too.. what's up with that? 

 

post #34 of 340

Welcome MotherBhaer & JMJ and welcome back, jennyvangy smile.gif

 

F/X for those in the 2ww!!!
 

 

naturegirl: Hooray for good hcg levels! Do the prog. suppositories work quickly? I've heard good things about them when levels are a bit low.


Cellist & Tenzinsmama: I hope your LPs are nice and long this cycle.
 

GrapesBunch: I would agree that it sounds like you have just/are going to soon O. I get cramps and bloating before I O since my cycles have come back. Totally new for me but they line up with great ewcm, positive opk, peak monitor, etc. etc. :)


 

sraplaya: Hooray! smile.gif My first ppaf was exactly the same heaviness as my afs were before getting pregnant. Funny though, I had NO cramping at all which was odd. I had some wicked pms about a 1-2 weeks before though...yikes! When af started I realized why I had been in such a nasty mood. I didn't get bad pms before so this is also new for me!
 

Harmony: signs are good! Day to day life can be full of them if we pay attention!

 

Afm: My temp only went up slightly this morning but I may have not O'd yesterday...it could happen today too. We'll see. DD is nursing again through the night and my nipples are SO sore it's crazy. I need to nightwean and need to pick a date. For those of you who did it....what did your DP/DH do during the process? We co-sleep and my DP gets stressed when DD cries at night and I keep telling her that there will likely be some tears during the process an that it's not like we'll leave her alone. I'm just wondering if it is better to do on my own....

post #35 of 340
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For those of you who did it....what did your DP/DH do during the process? We co-sleep and my DP gets stressed when DD cries at night and I keep telling her that there will likely be some tears during the process an that it's not like we'll leave her alone. I'm just wondering if it is better to do on my own....



well.. there had been some crying upon waking leading up to our nightweaning, and much less so a day or two after we started.  we didn't do a method, but there's supposed to be minimal crying from the gordon method (or the no cry sleep solution has tips too)-- if you have another bed, you could just try and if it was too much, your partner could sleep in another space for a few days.  for some people, having the partner without the milkies do the comforting works a whole lot better, though.  how does your little one respond to your partner at night?  i guess you could test it either way...

post #36 of 340

Hey! Yes, I'm still here. Thanks for asking. You too cellist. I wasn't around much b/c my cycles have been so long as I wasn't o'ing until day 28. Well, just as I getting ready for a vacation with DS but without DH, I o'd on day 20 and got in some BD'ing before we left. We're still on vacation and waiting to test until we get home. I also started charting smile.gif. Here's a link to my chart for the main post. http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/odinsmum 

 

I'll try to catch up over here with the Nursing Mamas. I've also been posting in the One Thread. Oh, and we're still nursing at least 3-4 times during the day and just as many if not more at night. And, we gave some daytime weaning a go, but we were all miserable. Nighttime weaning is even more impossible. 

 

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Was thinking I hadn't seen OdinsMommy on here for a while...you out there still???



 

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Woohooo!!!! joy.gif Congrats, Hildare!!! Lots and lots of dust.gif for you!
 

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zommmmmmmmmmmmggggggggggggggggggggggg!  squeeeeeeeeeeee!!!! 

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post #38 of 340

carmen, did you end up converting the crib to a toddler bed?  We did... however, the side rail isn't high enough-- so now we have to get a safety rail that is both high and long enough... I thought that it work on it's own, so that's disappointing.  We had to do something in a pinch-- it was late evening and time for DS to go to bed-- so we ended up doing a Montessori floor bed type of arrangement.  ie. just put the crib mattress on the floor up agains the wall, surrounded by pillows so that if he rolled off onto the floor it would be a soft landing.  It has been working great, actually-- he doesn't seem to mind it as much as the crib.  We still usually end up bringing him into bed with us in the wee hours of the morning (he only goes back to sleep with DH comforting him for a couple of times, then he needs me), but a couple of times I have just fallen asleep on the crib mattress beside him, after nursing.

 

Hmmm.... the weaning thing is hard.  DS never did take a soother very much in the early days, plus I never gave him a bottle with expressed milk ever, either.  Not sure if I will do that with baby#2, because it sure has been demanding at times (though it is rewarding, too, in so many ways).  So many of my friends have talked about how they can sleep through much of the night, because their little one takes a soother, etc... I have never felt so chronically exhausted in my whole life... My mom says, "And you want a second one?"  Yep, I do, thanks mom...

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Updated to here!

 

naturegirl - I'm glad that everything is going well for you, and you gotta love those little signs that everything will be okay! love.gif
 

JMJ - WELCOME!!  I'm glad you've joined us, and congrats on the good LP!


jennyvangy - Welcome back!  fingersx.gif

 

Cellist - I hope your LP improves this cycle!  OT, but I'm assuming you play cello?  How long have you been playing?
 

GrapesBunch - I agree with the others in that you are on your way to O.


TenzinsMama - fingersx.gif


marmo - It looks like you could have O'd!  I'm excited to see tomorrow's temp.  I'm also glad i'm not the only one that plugs in fake temps, just to see what would happen, lol


sraplayas - Yay for PPAF!  I don't really remember my 1st PPAF, but I'm sure others can lend their advice on the topic of normalcy.


Harmony - I've been doing similar things, but with pregnancy...like "Oh, I can't do that because I'm PG"


carmen - Hopefully we see a nice temp spike tomorrow!  For us, DH wasn't able to help with nightweaning, DS would just scream louder for me, which would stress DH, which wouild stress DS, etc etc.  What actually did work was moving DS in to his own bed.  I lay down to nurse him at bed time, he sleeps very well on his own and comes in to our bed in the morning to wake me, lol.  I think it's because he tosses and turns so much at night (like me), when we co-slept he would be like "Oh, hey momma" everytime he bumped in to me and would want to nurse.

 

OdinsMommy - Nice to see you again!  Have fun on the rest of your trip;  fingersx.gif for a nice BFP when you get home! For day time weaning (DS was a little older than 2) I told him that if he wanted 'dootdies' (his word for booby) that we would have to lay down in his bed (this was also about when he was giving up is afternoon nap).  He knew that laying down would make him fall asleep, so he always said no.  He never cried about it, because I still gave him the option of having booby, just not on the couch anymore.  He was never much of an 'in plublic' nurser, just because he was always too interested in other things to stop and nurse....so I never had to deny him in public, and am not sure if i ever would have, or how frequent public nursing would have changed our day weaning method.  Basically, DS nurses only before bed now (not even every night, just recently), very rarely first thing in the morning and, of course, complete access when sick.  HTH!

 

 

AFM: Nothing new, just waiting orngtongue.gif      PS...I really like it when I respond to enough people to go through the whole rainbow when coloring names...and I like it even more when GrapesBunch just happens to be purple, LOL.

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AFM: Nothing new, just waiting orngtongue.gif      PS...I really like it when I respond to enough people to go through the whole rainbow when coloring names...and I like it even more when GrapesBunch just happens to be purple, LOL.


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