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Hi Ladies!  I have done a lot of lurking on the forums but haven't been active.  I am hoping to get some suggestions. My husband is in the military and is deployed. I am really hoping to start ovulating again by the time he gets back (April-ish)   My DS is 13 months old, I have not got my PPAF yet :(  He currently is nursing in the morning, sometimes at nap time, and bedtime. I have also started wearing a shirt and bra to sleep in cause he is a lil houdini and will get to my boobs while we sleep :)  I have been trying to cut down on the length and amount of nursing sessions.  Tonight was the first night where he nursed for a few minutes and then I pulled my bra down and tried to just cuddle with him. He fussed for less then a min then laid right back down to sleep, yeaaah!!  I am hoping that maybe if I can wean him down to just 1 nursing session a day AF will return.  I REALLLLLLY would love to tandem nurse but i'm starting to think that isn't possible.  I've been reading on the board here too that it takes a few months "usually" too before you ovulate. This is my first baby and I'm just torn on what to do.  Any suggestions would be so greatly appreciated!

 

 

Hi sunnygal! I was in the same boat as you last summer. I was really hoping AF would return before hubby, but it didn't happen. My DS was younger than yours at the time, though, so I think you have a greater chance. My AF came back when DS was 14.5 months old, but I kind of forced it. I started taking Vitex in a formulation called Femaprin. Within two weeks of starting I ovulated, then AF started about six days later. Since your baby is already over a year old, I think it more likely you will O before your AF starts, or at least you'll O in  your first cycle. Have you checked out Kellymom.com's article about transition to fertility? Here you go, just in case: http://www.kellymom.com/bf/normal/fertility.html#transition . My boy still nurses all the time, especially at night, and I ovulate okay. My first O after my first AF was pretty late, but the next cycle it was a week earlier. It's the LP that seems to be the BFing mom's biggest hurdle. I like your idea of wearing a bra to bed to prevent DS. I may have to try it. BTW, what branch is your hubby? Mine is Air Force. biggrinbounce.gif  Good luck!
 

 

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Hello everyone! I have been happily enjoying my Christmas vacation and taking a break from TTC worrying! :) I am in my 2WW and got a positive OPK on the 27th and i am assuming that i ovulated also. So i'm 4DPO (hopefully) I kinda lost my thermometer and have been enjoying the break from temping and worrying. I am just trying to be chill about it all. My little guy is still nurisng once or twice a day so i am hoping the drastic cut in nursing will do something but we will see. I am just at peace. :) i hope it lasts :)

 

Avas Mama: I'm sorry that you having a hard time! That is frustrating with the progesterone. I'm sure that is what is doing it. I hope you get all regulated and fixed up.

 

Welcome to all the new Mamas Sorry... i have to run and watch my kids some ;) and get ready to go play with my family! I will be better in January!

Happy New Year everyone!!! partytime.gif

 

Lawmama: This is the only fingers crossed i can find.  fingersx.gif

 

OH and Starlight --if you still need some one to do the thread next month i can... just let me know if you do and what to do! THANKS!! 

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Good for you, Kelantan, for finding peace with TTC. I think I am going to toss the thermometer for the first time after confirming O. I hope that will help me to relax, too. Thank you so much for offering to do the thread. You're the only one, so I'll send you an email with directions and codes.

 

AFM - I think I may have delayed my O with my new vitamins. Oops. No signs of O anywhere, and I had +OPKs by this time last cycle. *sigh* I cut back on the vitamins and am hoping to catch up in a day or two. One week till we leave for my grandpa's house, so if I can just O before then I'll be happy. Sheepish.gif

 

Happy new year, Ladies, and thanks for letting me be thread hostess! Kelantan will be taking over in the next couple days.

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Kelantan, THAT is what I've been looking for!!! So maybe my eyesight is just getting worse b/c I canNOT find it amongst all the others smile.gif Good luck in your 2ww!!!

Happy New Year everyone!!
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starlight: Are you saying you got ovulation started up by taking the Femaprin?  Is there a reason you choose that brand/type over others?  How long do you take it then?   Yes, at first i was just wearing a top, and then the next thing ya know I'd wake up and the lil bugger would be nursing.  If I let him, he would nurse all day long. Its been a interesting week. He was nursing for a hr getting himself to fall asleep and now he nurses and once I see hes done eating and starting to comfort suck I unlatch him and cuddle him. He surprisingly is doing quiet well. ... ok  I am off to do some more research :)    We are Navy :) 

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Sunnygal27, chances are if you keep nursing on demand your cycle will come back by April, but for some women it does take longer, so cutting out the night nursing could be just the thing for you.  I would say give it a couple of months with 3 nursings a day but no overnight nursing, and see if that does the trick.  Good luck!

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sunnygal:  I was nursing 3x a day when I finally ovulated. 

 

Was hoping for a New Year's eve surprise and took an early pregnancy.com test today at 9 DPO - BFN.  So disappointing.  I know there is still a chance but I'm not feeling hopeful because I also have 0 symptoms.  I'm also feeling bummed out today because my vacation is almost over and I have to go back to school next week.  I hate working...I miss my baby so much!

 

Hope everyone has a great New Years. 

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HEY GUYS! The new JANUARY thread is up so hop on over! 

 

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I'm also 9DPO today and got a BFN.  I started cramping last night but that doesn't mean anything either way - it happened when I got pregnant with DD, and it happened last cycle.  I don't know if I can take another round of 4 days of cramping followed by 3 days of cramping and bleeding and then 5 more days of just bleeding. :(


 

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sunnygal:  I was nursing 3x a day when I finally ovulated. 

 

Was hoping for a New Year's eve surprise and took an early pregnancy.com test today at 9 DPO - BFN.  So disappointing.  I know there is still a chance but I'm not feeling hopeful because I also have 0 symptoms.  I'm also feeling bummed out today because my vacation is almost over and I have to go back to school next week.  I hate working...I miss my baby so much!

 

Hope everyone has a great New Years. 



 

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