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post #221 of 308

3mos TTC, DS is 16mos old, 1st cycle PP.

 

Well, I think I just missed my first egg. angry.gif Had a temp shift of +0.3 C this morning... after taking a break from trying for three days... stupid signs that aren't working! No CF to speak of in the last week, cervical position low and open (huh?) for the last three days and finally, very high and open this am. Thank for the heads up, cervix! Mind you, the morning of the temp shift is how DS was conceived, but with him around we can't do anything about it now. uhoh3.gif

 

This is going to drive me nuts! irked.gif

 

BTW, DS is on my lap and saying "ball" whenever I open the smileys window.orngtongue.gif

post #222 of 308
I want to reply to some of the previous posts, but this site is such a pain on my phone. So, I'll just send hugs to everyone. smile.gif

I'm 3 DPO, so I should be moved to the 2WW . woot! I'm a POAS junkie, so I'll probably start testing way too early. wink1.gif
post #223 of 308
Oh yeah, 4 mos ttc, 8 pp cycles, nursling is 17 mos.
post #224 of 308
Thread Starter 

Updated to here

 

No time for personals.  Please check that I entered your data correctly on the main page.  I'm going to do some thread maintenance starting next month.  I'll be removing those that haven't checked in at all in August, just to keep things manageable.  Of course, anyone can join again at any time.  

 

I'll check in soon orngbiggrin.gif

post #225 of 308

I *think* I'm finally going to O! Cramps/ache started full on yesterday and I got an almost positive opk yesterday. If my opk is positive today we'll try either tonight or tomorrow to inseminate.

 

I have a 19 month old, this is my 3rd cycle TTC and my 6th pp cycle.

post #226 of 308

I did not temp this morning, and I will admit, I feel free!  Back is still wacked.  Went to acupuncture this morning and he treated my back and did what he can with where I am in my cycle.  I think I am in 2WW, I won't do any testing until September 5 or so. 

post #227 of 308
Thread Starter 

Updated to here

 

Ava's mama - yay!  glad you are feeling free-er without the thermometer!

 

Carmen - hope the insem goes great and this is your month for a sticky bean.  We need more August success stories!

post #228 of 308

3 mos TTC, son is 3 (36 mos), and I'm on my 13th pp cycle.

 

I had my final acupuncture appointment last night.  I'm on CD10 so she did an ovulation treatment.  I also got the same herbs I used last month since they really seemed to help with spotting.  I'm going to start them earlier in my cycle this time and she said if I have any spotting I can increase my dosage a little.  I also finally have an appointment with my new midwife next week.

 

To all that are wrestling with the weaning issue.  I really recommend "How Weaning Happens".  It really helped me come to the decision to not wean my son.  But it also has really good suggestions for gentle weaning at different ages.  It really is such a hard and emotional decision to make.  I even broke down at LLL last month.  I'm sure the newbies thought I was crazy, getting so upset about potentially weaning my THREE year old.

post #229 of 308

I'm wondering if I should just ditch temping as it's turning me into a crazy person as well. I missed a few days last week (when I had what I thought was a positive test) and I've had a temp rise since then but because of the missing days FF can't pinpoint when ovulation "might" have happened, if it happened at all. I so don't want to get my hopes up because I've been through this so many times before. 

I have to say though last week was the first time I think I genuinely had some EWCM (it's been so long since I've seen it I think I'd forgotten what it was like, and even my creamy CM seems be quite stretchy) and I did have some weird sharp pains that *could* maybe have been ov pains (again I've convinced myself of this so many times in the past I'm reluctant to do it again). I must log into FF 10 times a day trying to make sense of my chart. If I did ovulate the dip yesterday would have been about what I'm guessing is 6 dpo. 

 

I just feel quite low today. My son has had an ear and throat infection and my littlest dd is hitting the terrible twos with gusto. I have been screamed at, hit and kicked all week. Where did my lovely kids go? right now they are a nightmare and I can't wait to put them to bed at night. I hate that feeling, but it's really making me wonder why I want another one because I don't think I could cope with a newborn and those two as well. 

 

Here's my chart if anyone would like to take a look at it. 

 

<a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/25a3d0/">My Ovulation Chart</a>

 

I'm probably just clutching at straws, once again. 

 

Sorry to be so negative. 

 

 

post #230 of 308

I've been really busy the past fews days and haven't been on. This thread has been hoppin'!! biggrinbounce.gif

 

Tenzins I hope you get some answers very soon and some peace of mind about where things are at.

 

Zoe I ordered How Weaning Happens, but my order was cancelled due to it being out of stock. :( I decided recently that I would night wean DD in Jan. when she is 18+ m/o for several reasons. I hope then she and I can both get more sleep and also that it might help me conceive if I haven't by then. I'm already regretting telling others, including DH, my plan b/c I might change my mind.

 

Are you excited about meeting the midwife? I met/interviewed the only midwife left in the area (two recently moved) yesterday. Luckily, I REALLY like her! I can't wait to have my first homebirth!

 

Bugglette I'm very sorry about your loss! hug2.gif

 

Carolyn Congratulations!

 

Niniel Some days I wonder if I can handle another one as well, but I always console myself by remembering that my DD will be at least nine months older when a new baby arrives.

 

Anne Sorry you might have missed that egg!

 

Welcome new moms!

 

I'm sorry if I left you out of the personals! I did my best to remember where as many people are at as possible!

 

AFM DD is 14 m/o, 4th PP cycle, TTC since March I am on CD 25 still waiting to O. I have been using OPKs 2-3 Xs/day. Negative, negative, negative...not getting any darker. I have been taking 60 mg of B6 daily and am anxious to see if it has helped LP this cycle. If I don't see a change this or next cycle I will probably add natural prog. cream.

post #231 of 308

Some of you have mentioned acupuncture--what can it be used for related to TTC? I've never heard of that before.

post #232 of 308

texasfarmom - I am very excited to meet the midwife!!  She is a homebirth midwife and I am also going to have a homebirth when I finally get pregnant :)  This is my second rescheduled appointment so I'm hoping it doesn't get rescheduled again.  I've been trying to get in to see her since May!!  Have you tried the library for the book?  Dr. Jay Gordon's plan is great for nightweaning.  Worked very well for us when my son was a little over 2 years old.  My husband did have to step in and take over the nighttime parenting (yay for me).

post #233 of 308

Niniel - I understand your desire to stop temping!  I have decided to stop, at least for the rest of this month so that I just get back to being normal.  So many people I know get pregnant accidentally, I think maybe the stress is making it harder or something.

 

Anne - For me, I see my acupuncturist ever two weeks.  Once during AF and once during O.  The treatment during AF is kind of prepping eggs etc and treatment during O is to help with implantation etc.

 

 

post #234 of 308
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texasfarmom - I am very excited to meet the midwife!!  She is a homebirth midwife and I am also going to have a homebirth when I finally get pregnant :)  This is my second rescheduled appointment so I'm hoping it doesn't get rescheduled again.  I've been trying to get in to see her since May!!  Have you tried the library for the book?  Dr. Jay Gordon's plan is great for nightweaning.  Worked very well for us when my son was a little over 2 years old.  My husband did have to step in and take over the nighttime parenting (yay for me).


I was rescheduled the first time too and was so disappointed. I will try to order the book again soon. I want to add it to our LLL library when I am done with it. We are just getting a chapter started here so we are starting a library from scratch. Our library doesn't have much in the pregnancy/birth/breastfeeding/parenting department anyway. irked.gif I have read a little on Gordon's plan and will look into it again.
 

 

post #235 of 308
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Originally Posted by anne-girl View Post

Some of you have mentioned acupuncture--what can it be used for related to TTC? I've never heard of that before.



It can be used for a variety of fertility benefits - for both female and male. Here is a link to the place I went to when TTC my DD (I'm still with one of the doctors - she just has her own practice now).

post #236 of 308

Just checking in—I'm mostly a lurker, but keep up on y'all's progress regularly.

 

I'm still waiting for the first PP egg. I'm trying to be patient. Some days I am, some days not.

 

DD is 11 months and on the verge of walking. My hope is that once she's walking, she'll eat more and nurse less—enough at least for me to start ovulating again.

 

In the mean time, we're in a waiting game!

post #237 of 308

greensad.gif  I'm feeling blue tonight.  I really need to get pg this month or not again for a large chunk of time.  I'm trying to time this with my college schedule, and the further we get into the summer, the more it won't work for me to go back to class in September.  I did the OP kit and it never gave me a positive, and now I've been crampy all day (AF not due until Sept 6), but no positive signs through CM.  I have more CM, but it's white, non-stretchy, and my cervix doesn't feel soft or open.  No reason to be upset, but blue all the same.  I need this to work on a certain time-frame or wait, and it's not looking good....

post #238 of 308

SKJ- 4th month PPAF 2nd month ttc. Nursling is nearly 8 months. I'm 33 my husband is 38. We have about 6 feeds a day, mostly night weaned, though this happened only recently. I do feel the pressure...I don't feel terribly optimistic about a small age gap between them which is my hearts desire. 

 

 

I think I'm 5 dpo...Thought about testing (how stupid can you  get!!) I'm so NOT temping. Makes me a bit mental too. 

post #239 of 308
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I do feel the pressure...I don't feel terribly optimistic about a small age gap between them which is my hearts desire.

 

Know what you mean. I really want my kids closely spaced and it just doesn't seem to be happening. A friend who's big into LLL was reminding me the other day that a generation or more ago, kids were 2-3 yrs apart because more mothers were nursing. Yeah, but they also didn't start their families at age 34 like I did! Or have jobs to go back to! I'm on unpaid leave for 5 years; I could take more but I can't stretch it out to 15 yrs or anything. This is my window, and I feel like my body is not cooperating.

 

I just keep reminding myself of my cousin who had two babies in her 40s (and adopted two in between!) and hope that I share some fertility genes with her.

post #240 of 308

BFP this morning at 11 DPO! Thanks for all the support, and Good luck to you all! I'm hesitant since it's so early and the line is really light, but I'm being cautiously optimistic. To make things interesting, now we're going on vacation with my parents for the weekend (in about one hour, ha!), and we don't plan on telling them. Hope to see you all on the other side!

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