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Warm Winter Wishes and BFP's 40 ++ TTC

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As requested the Winter 40++ TTC thread.

 

Pass the fertility goddess game:

 

Sign up with a pm to me and I will add you to the list. Get the address for the person next in line, and send the goddess to her with a treat, wish, prayer, ttc tip, whatever is in your heart to share and add. When you receive the goddess let us know online, and share the token you got from the previous player if you so wish. Some things may be better private, and I know some of us believe in keeping some things close in order not to spoil them. Here goes:

 

Buzzer Beater

Kristin0105 lady.gif

LitMama  hearts.gif

Karalina   lady.gif

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Stealthee  hearts.gif 

WaturMama

 

 

Previous threads: http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1308918/birds-do-it-bees-do-it-even-ladies-in-their-forties-do-it-40-spring-ttc/480#post_16538308

 

 http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1288625/fabulous-40-ttc-new-year-and-new-hopes/500#post_16392793 

http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1267754/40-ttc-awesome-autumn-for-starting-a-baby-thread

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Babies Born

kbhlmh/Karen (44) Kevin (boy) born 12/05
noordinaryspider (42) Terran born 1/18/08
Hockeylover/Juls (44) Twin Girls born 12/08
Juneau (44): Baby Girl Eliza Jane born 1/12/09
DoulaMomVicki: Edie Mae born 1/25/09
WV Mommy/Erika (41): Josiah Born 2/5/09
Veganmama719 (41): Declan James born 8/2/09
saoirse2007 (39): It's a Girl!!! Rauri born 8/16/09
ElliesMomma(41) Welcome Shawn Robert born 09/8/09
Pookietooth/Jen (44) Baby Girl 10/28/09
Stealthee (41) A new baby boy, born 1/31/10
Grace24(39) Xavier, born 2/15/10
Sunrise/Sara (43) Lucy, born 2/28/10
zonapellucida (40) Bennet, born 2/28/10
BuzzerBeater (46) Georgia, born 5/20/10
LisaSedai (42) Lily Elise, born 6/17/10
pitchfork (41) Fiona Ellen, born 8/31/10

kel32brown/Kelli (43) baby born 10/6/10

karen1968 (41) Paige Marie, born 11/5/10

M0xxie (43) 1/29/11

2bpeaceful (42) ds born 2/5/11
sneezykids/kelli (41) Claire Katherine (4/25/2011)

Bhappy/Karen (43) Quinn 6/8/2011   

karmab (42) Girl 6/21/2011

greenmama66 (45) 7/22/2011 Boy

 

bookwormommy (43) Lorelei, born 8/11/11

 

Saoirse2007 (42) It's A BOY!!!! Faolan 10/24/2011

 

 

BFP's:


Ompath (40) EDD 12/1/10
NeverBeenHappier (39) EDD 12/5/10
mentalgiant (43) EDD 2/27/11

maritimegirl (45)

mamamerle (40) 8/8/11

moona (41)

EonJourney (41)

Lotus1 (40) EDD 12/27/11

ContactMaya (44) EDD 01/24/2012

purplefish

Fuller2 (44) EDD 03/06/12

TenzinsMama (42) EDD June 10, 2012

Halifax40 (44) EDD June10, 2012

alittlesandy (40)
3surfboys (41) EDD June 30, 2012

 

HOPEFULS:

amommyTTC (47) TTC#9

beachlover (44)

Boozhemama (40)

Cenedra43

gerlassie (42)

Gumblossom 45

Gr8fulmama (41)

heathenmom (39)

homebirthy/Amy (43)

hopeful mom2be (43)

Jenjersnap (4 )
Karalina (45)

kbhlmh (49) http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/8fcb8
Kristin0105 (45) http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/1dfb40
lauraloveshorses (40)
lauri0115(43)
LitMama (43)

lotus1 (40)
lovestolearn (48)

lovetolaugh (40)
lovbeingamommy/Kate (45)

mamapajama (40)
MI_Dawn (39) http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/212b8a

Milkymaid (42)

miss_sonja (44)

Mittens (40) dd @ 38 1/2010

MsDolphine (42)
music.mama.pdx (44)
naturallyspeaking (39)
nymomma

OTmama (41)

Plummum

Sapphos/Laura (41)

Shell77

Shelley71 (39)
shy (40.5) 
http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/25ec6f

siddal

skeemama

Spiralchrissy (39)

StargirlHB
Stealthee (42)

Stevi (42)

THANKFULFORFIVE (42)

Waturmama (44)

ZombieSciFiChic (45) 


GETTING READY

carfreemama (42)
Folaboye

Homebirthy (44) 



 

If you have information to edit or update, please PM me and I will make changes and additions ASAP. I have a really good feeling about the Winter for us we have had several new babies this year! Let's add to the BFP list.

 

 

Edited by Kristin0105 - 11/27/11 at 11:29am
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saoirse2007 (42): It's a Boy!!! Faolan born 10/24/11

 

thanks Kristin

 

 

looking forward to some zChristmas and Newyear bfp's....

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Just a rant....once again, my DH is scheduled to be out of town during my next fertile time. This isn't fair! 

rant off...

 

 

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Tenzin's Mama (42) EDD June 10, 2012

 

Thanks, Kristin!


Edited by TenzinsMama - 11/16/11 at 12:00pm
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Just for an edit I am trying to conceive #9! we lost #4 when she was 29 days.! Thank you

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Gumblossom (45) now.

 Thankyou Kristin for the new thread.thumb.gif

 

I'm trying some of the visualisation techniques in Julia Indichova's book, "The Fertile Female". I did one imagery thing, where you go to a river and throw out a fishing line, looking for guidance about treatment options etc. When you reel in the line you have a look at what you have caught, and it will be "insightful" as to what to do. The idea is that we have our own inner wisdom. So far I have reeled in an alphabet flash card with the letter "A" on it.

 

I'm not sure whether it means "acupuncture", starting from the beginning or basics, or because it is the capital letter of my first name. Has anyone else tried her imagery work? I like her dream work too, but spend ages thinking about my dreams without feeling much wiser as to what it all means!LOL.wild.gif

 

Does anyone have any suggestions or ideas about my  almost non-existant AF? I must still be ovulating according to my chart and OPK's. However when it is time for AF there is very little to come out - I obviously need to build my lining. How could a fertilized egg ever implant if there's nothing there? I've heard that nettle and red clover infusions may help, so, yet again I'll try them. I just really found it hard to get the nettles down, so took capsules instead, but I've heard they are no where near as effective as the infusions.

 

Greenmama, how long were you eating paleo before you noticed a change to your fertility? I'm really hoping it helps me. I also think I might need to stay away from dairy, but I still eat yoghurt for the healthy bacteria, and have a dash of milk in my black tea in the morning. So your friend Ghost wrote that book? She did a great job. I find the book so easy and accessible, even with all the scientific stuff in it. It makes a great deal of sense. Thank her from me.smile.gif

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TenzinsMama- We have the same due date June 10th smile.gif

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Updated to here. Interesting how different people respond to different diets. I am still gluten free and I am actually enjoying discovering new ways to cook. I am interested in Paleo but like using different grains ans legumes. I would hate to have to learn to cook without them they make going gluten free tolerable. My inflammation has decreased significantly but not 100%, also it didn't help with my cycle just had a 38 day annovulatory cycle. Oh well, onward an upward. Gummblossom TCM should be able to help with your lining. 

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Gumblossom it might be worth mixing the nettles with red clover and raspberry leaf. I find it tastes quite differently when mixed. I tend to use half ounce nettle mixed with one quarter ounce red clover and one quarter ounce red raspberry leaf.

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TenzinsMama- We have the same due date June 10th smile.gif



Halifax - makes my heart smile! love.gif

 

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Thanks for the new cozy thread and for adding me, Mittens 40. Had DD at age 38, 1/10/2010.

 

3 dpo, here! Here's hoping for an August baby......

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I have the opposite problem, my periods are heavy flow but I have a short luteal phase. I am CD 2 and my luteal phase was 9, which is too short.. Last 2 cycles were 7 days. i am taking B complex, fish oil and dhea, those are supposed to help enhance fertility! Maybe I gained 2 days with taking the B vits.. Hmm, maybe it will continue to get longer?? 

 

Thanks for the new thread! and thanks for changing my stats :)

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Halifax, YAY!  Glad to hear that things are going so well.  What's next for you?

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TenzinsMama- Next hurdle is NT scan coming up on November 28. Hopefully all will look good then. How about you?

 

I bought a cheap doppler with our last pregnancy in hopes of having some peace of mind during the long wait to our first U/S at almost 11 weeks...never got to hear anything with it. At 9 weeks 4 days I got to hear this little one, I almost cried, it was such a beautiful sound. The past day or to I can now find it with only a moment of trying, it is nice to have some reassurance during the wait to the next U/S.

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Halifax, I've got my NT scan on the 29th.  Is yours combined with the bloodwork that gets done beforehand?  I was thinking of getting a doppler as well, where did you get yours from and how much?  Since we're both from Canada, maybe you have a good place to buy from and I won't have to order it from the US. It is so nice to get reassurances like that in between u/s.   My DH thinks, though, that if I can't locate the heartbeat with it I will panic each time that happens... but it must get easier to find, with practice?  I think if I had one, I'd listen to it often just to make my heart smile each time...

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TenzinsMama- Next hurdle is NT scan coming up on November 28. Hopefully all will look good then. How about you?

 

I bought a cheap doppler with our last pregnancy in hopes of having some peace of mind during the long wait to our first U/S at almost 11 weeks...never got to hear anything with it. At 9 weeks 4 days I got to hear this little one, I almost cried, it was such a beautiful sound. The past day or to I can now find it with only a moment of trying, it is nice to have some reassurance during the wait to the next U/S.


awesome!

 



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Halifax, I've got my NT scan on the 29th.  Is yours combined with the bloodwork that gets done beforehand?  I was thinking of getting a doppler as well, where did you get yours from and how much?  Since we're both from Canada, maybe you have a good place to buy from and I won't have to order it from the US. It is so nice to get reassurances like that in between u/s.   My DH thinks, though, that if I can't locate the heartbeat with it I will panic each time that happens... but it must get easier to find, with practice?  I think if I had one, I'd listen to it often just to make my heart smile each time...


i rented mine from http://www.tummyticklesdistribution.com/index.html shipped from bc to nl

 

 

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Hi everyone! I made it here. Thank you for starting the new thread of for being our dear threadkeeper, Kristin!

 

Those babies born and BFP lists are impressive! I love it.

 

Halifax and TenzinsMommy I love that you have the same EDD

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waturmama glad you found us sorry I forgot to put a link in the old thread.

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TenzinsMama - They gave me the option to do bloodwork as well, but given my age (44, will be 45 when due) and the fact that our little girl had a fatal chromosomal issue that was not picked up until amnio with my first pregnancy (when I was 40 going on 41), we have decided that we don't just want odds, but a definitive answer, so we will be doing amnio again. The NT scan will at least let us see if things seem to be progressing alright until that time. The doppler that I got was actually off of eBay and was shipped from the US, just couldn't, at that time, find a Canadian seller who had one anywhere near as cheap...might be different now? You could check local online ads such as Kijiji etc too, there might be someone with a used one. There are also places that rent, you can pretty much buy one for the cost of renting for two months...but depending on how long you were likely to want to use it that might work for you.

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Hope it is ok for an intro repost.  Waturmama messaged me and let me know that right after I posted there was a new thread created for over 40s, and that I might want to repost.  (thank you Waturmama! :-)   )  

 

 

"Hi there, I'm new to Mothering, but very happy to have found this site.  I turned 40 in May and my husband and I just decided last weekend that we are going to TTC.  Right now we are not telling anyone, so its a relief to be able to talk about it here  :-)  This will be a first baby for us;  I'm currently a kitty-mom to a sweet old lady cat and a feisty boy cat. heartbeat.gif   

 

I'm elated and nervous all at once.  The amount of information to take in is kind of overwhelming, but I'm trying not to go crazy with researching before I have my conception appt. with the midwife next Thurs.  geek.gif

The one thing I'm upset about is that two years ago, we had considered trying, and my doctor at the time told me I needed to get the chicken pox vaccination (I have never had the pox and blood work showed no immunity).  A few months after that we decided not to try, and I blew it off, being pretty sure that we were not going to have children.  Now, from what I am reading, I'll have to wait anywhere from 1-3 months to TTC?  argh.  Oh well, I guess I'll have plenty of time to start charting my cycles and preparing. It's just very disappointing to put it off even further (after having already waited until 40 to try).

Still it is an exciting time!"

 

So tomorrow the midwife appt. is finally here.   Very excited about that, and also relieved, as so many thoughts and questions have been brewing in my mind, and I know it will probably be good to talk to her about those things.  I know almost no one who has given birth with a midwife and naturally, but I'm committed to the idea, as long as I'm medically able to do it.  I had a horrible reaction to a spinal tap in my early 20s and the thought of doing anything even remotely like that again is not appealing. 

 

Thank you kristin0105 for putting me in the list of hopefuls.  love.gif

I look forward to getting to know all of you, Robin

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