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post #61 of 210
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Originally Posted by brogansmomma View Post

So FF had me 5dpo today (Yay!) but, um, I just checked because it felt a little wet down there and AF is here. WTF? Oh well, right? Maybe I'm meant to have another May long weekend baby and will catch the next egg. I think I can be taken out of the 2ww list. greensad.gif

Are you sure it's AF and not IB?

post #62 of 210
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Originally Posted by jr'smom View Post

I just want to comment about what a nice group this is.  Everyone is so kind, supportive, and wise.  Thanks!

 

I've still got a few days before I will potentially ovulate again.  I'm just kind of down about how long it is taking me to conceive.  It hasn't been terribly long (5 months); and I know others struggle for a very long time and some don't ever conceive; so I should just be happy that I eventually usually do.  I'm just wondering...how many months TTC before you start to get frustrated with the process?  For me, I'd say it's 5 months. 

For me it was about the same. We tried for about 2 (or 3?) cycles and then got pregnant (miscarried) the next one when we actually didn't try and thought we completely missed the timing. Then we tried for the next 3 cycles and during the third I gave up all hope and was pretty much done. And I mean really done (not pretending), mentally, it seemed easier to me than to keep on trying. I convinced myself it's not a good time and we would be starting to avoid from the next month on. (That's when we got pregnant again.)

post #63 of 210

Hi everyone,

 

I just thought I'd check in and say hi.  I am still in the 2WW (7DPO), so still in the boring part where I can't obsess about testing for a few more days yet.  Technically, I could test next Wednesday (14DPO) but I had said I'd wait until the Saturday following...I don't know why, I guess so if I test in the AM I don't have to rush off to work.  I can enjoy that exciting moment with DH instead.

 

When I conceived DS, during the TWW I thought I had a yeast infection because I had a lot of thick, white CM/discharge (but no itchiness).  Anyway, it was just a pregnancy symptom for me, not an infection.  Yesterday and today I've had a bit of the same type of CM/discharge and am absolutely sure it isn't a yeast infection, so this has me hopeful...but it could be totally unrelated and I don't want to be too hopeful based on this one little thing...We only had good timing twice this month (even though we BD'd four times...DH didn't "finish" twice.  What's up with that??  That has NEVER happend before and of course its two times right during my fertile period.  Do you think it was performance anxiety?)

Anyway, sorry for the somewhat TMI post.

 

Brogansmomma, I'll keep my fingers crossed for you that boomer78 could be right and that was IB not AF!

 

Jrsmamma, with DS we only TTC one month so I don't know how long it would take before I got frustrated.  I am a bit of a control oriented person and so I don't know if it would even take 5 months.  Plus, with DS I thought it would take a few months and was surprised it didn't.  With DS having been so easy to conceive, I think that it's affected my expectations and will make me feel discouraged after a few months if we don't conceive.

post #64 of 210

fingers crossed!


Edited by HannahJ - 9/11/12 at 10:39pm
post #65 of 210

Jrsmamma our first pregnancy (ended in m/c) took almost a year. At that point we didn't know if we would ever get pregnant so we were really excited that it did happen. Then with DS1 it was only 6 weeks (1AF) after the m/c. DS2 happened 6 months postpartum, but I wasn't nursing DS1 by then and wasn't TTC just not avoiding. So this is the longest we've had TTC since knowing we can conceive. I know I don't have grounds to be frustrated yet, but I am. Since both boys came so easily I really thought it would happen quickly this time too, but nursing seems to have changed that.

 

DS1 has just started potty training and DS2 is trying to start walking, so it may be a good thing I'm not already pregnant and in the morning sickness stage where bending over sends me running to the bathroom (usually kicks in at 5-6 weeks for me)

 

No change for me, as I'm CD12 and still waiting to O.

post #66 of 210
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Originally Posted by boomer78 
Are you sure it's AF and not IB?

IB meaning implantation bleeding? I thought that happened a little further on (according to google which I asked yesterday when my temperature dipped).

It's a normal amount for the start of my cycle but seems like a lot for implantation. It does seem to be on the brown side of red rather than the bright side. Still definitely red though. I put my Diva Cup in when I noticed it so we'll see what it catches overnight.
post #67 of 210
The other thing is that I'm still nursing. One of the girls on another board of mine said it wasn't uncommon for her to have a 4, 5, or 6-day LP while nursing. I have some B6, which I'm going to start taking as it can help lengthen the LP.

I remembered that the last blood on the to before I put in my cup was bright red. I haven't checked this morning but I'm certain it's AF. It feels like it.
post #68 of 210
How frustrating. Every month, no period but ALL the other signs of a normal cycle! I convince myself after ovulation I'm feeling early signs, sore breasts, nausea, exhaustion, and very month a BFN.

Part of me just wants to give up testing and just find out when I start growing a belly. At this point, that's the only differentiating sign. Breastfeeding and TTC is SO incredibly different for me than the the first time, I'm so frustrated!

On a different note, wishing you all good luck! Stuck in this horrid 2ww right now.
post #69 of 210
Thread Starter 
brogansmama - I've moved you as requested, but I will hold out hope for you that it's implantation and not AF

HannahJ - I've added you to the list under Waiting To Ovulate - if that's not where you are in your cycle, let me know and I'll change it!

AFM - La dee da, nothing interesting going on. DS, DH and I all have a nasty cold that I'm really hoping is almost over. Two weeks til O time so I'm just hanging out. Thinking of picking up some Vitex.
post #70 of 210
Definitely AF. Forty+ days worth of buildup. Very thick and dark and smelly. With a 4 to 5 day LP. Grrrr. I'm starting to take B6 and someone else mentioned ProCycle PMS that she used to lengthen her LP while nursing.

Next cycle!
post #71 of 210

I'm pretty sure AF has arrived. My temp was down a bit this morning and then I started to bleed, so I thought, well, I did have some bleeding with DD, but it's definitely more than I'd expect. I do think BFing is affecting my fertility negatively, but DD still wants to nurse all. the. time. and I'm not sure cutting back on nursing is in her best interests.

 

Today isn't going well; DH arrived home from work with the cavalier announcement that a couple of his colleagues think we should put off ttc for another year (next May he has to apply for tenure) so we have to squabble that one out, and I just found out my sister is having her rehearsal dinner on Saturday night, when I have to work, and I tried to see if the morning person would swap me and she refused because she "already has too many late shifts this week". (Which bugs me because I would totally swap somebody in the same scenario unless I had a reason I couldn't that was significantly stronger than that one.) Sis's wedding is on the 25th. I'm not going to have as much time with my grandparents as I want, either, when they fly in next week, again because of my stupid work schedule.

 

Please move me back to Waiting To O.

post #72 of 210

Brogansmomma - Sorry. :( 

post #73 of 210

I'm Waiting to O, CD2.

post #74 of 210
Thanks, Boomer. <3 I've never had to TTC before. My first was a very low odds a surprise conception and my second was a birth control baby. I can't say that I like TTC much. Too stressful. I know nursing doesn't help I'm not willing to force her to wean just yet. She is a huge boobie fiend.
post #75 of 210
The 2WW is killing me! I go tmrw to get a blood draw to check my progesterone level. Day 25 right now, and according to when opk went pos, I'm 5 dpo. I've been using Emerita Progesterone cream for a couple days now, and just trying to stay positive. We leave for vacation Sunday, so I will be armed with hpt's and tampons just in case. Sending blessings to all of you others that are in the 2WW and beyond smile.gif
post #76 of 210
Thread Starter 
MyName - Sorry about AF greensad.gif

Aunaturalmama - Hope you get your BFP!
post #77 of 210

Out of curiosity-

 

For the nursing mamas here, are you taking a prenatal vitamin? Regular or whole foods? Any other supplements? What's your nutritional plan for TTC and nursing?

post #78 of 210
Taking a prenatal, store bought smile.gif

Been taking it for over two years, haha.

No special diet, except eating lots of avocado! Heard from a friend it helps bring back menses. If not, I love the taste anyway.

5 dpo, hoping for a bfp!

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post #79 of 210
Thread Starter 
I take a once a day prenatal.

We always try to eat as much whole foods as we can - grow our own vegetables or buy from the farmer's market, buy grass fed meat, only whole unpasteurized milk - but we do still fall off the bandwagon sometimes (especially when moeny is tight!). But we've been better since DS started eating more solids, because he has only, ever had whole foods, nothing processed, no preservatives, nothing packaged, and it's made us more aware of what DH and I are eating!
post #80 of 210
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Originally Posted by Blonhrt88 View Post

Taking a prenatal, store bought smile.gif
Been taking it for over two years, haha.
No special diet, except eating lots of avocado! Heard from a friend it helps bring back menses. If not, I love the taste anyway.
5 dpo, hoping for a bfp!
joy.gif

 

I've also read a few times that avocados and salmon are great at getting sperm up to their best performance. :)  A male friend of ours was laughing when I told him about it, he said he will avoid these - they didn't want kids back then yet.

 

 

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Originally Posted by MyName View Post

Out of curiosity-

 

For the nursing mamas here, are you taking a prenatal vitamin? Regular or whole foods? Any other supplements? What's your nutritional plan for TTC and nursing?

 

I have been taking them since dd was born, although not terribly regularly. Just when I thought of it (maybe every other day or so, maybe less often). Then I stopped taking them completely but started feeling like I didn't have enough iron (I had anemia once when I was younger and I started feeling the same way - it might not had been lack of iron though) so I was still taking them once in a while. I don't have a specific brand that I like but try to buy the ones sourced naturally, I don't buy them at regular stores. I used to buy [I believe] Rainbow prenatals when I was pregnant with dd and after but noticed they had D2 instead of D3 so I don't buy those anymore.

 

 

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Originally Posted by brogansmomma View Post

Thanks, Boomer. <3 I've never had to TTC before. My first was a very low odds a surprise conception and my second was a birth control baby. I can't say that I like TTC much. Too stressful. I know nursing doesn't help I'm not willing to force her to wean just yet. She is a huge boobie fiend.

 

I felt the same way. Dd just happened very quickly, I did not like the rocky road of TTC with no. 2. I wasn't ready to wean either and wouldn't. If I still didn't get pregnant after weaning I would be devastated. At least I think.

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