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post #81 of 149

Hi ladies, just wanted to check in.  Still waiting on first PPAF over here.  Trying to be patient and focus on other things, don't really have a choice right :)  

Has anyone found it useful to use OPK's before the return of AF? I've thought of it, but seems like it may make the waiting game worse.  Thoughts???

 

RosieL - I keep doing the same thing wishfully thinking PMS is here! Never thought I'd be hoping for PMS symptoms.  I really want DD to self wean and don't feel right about cutting back her nursing to get AF to pay a visit.  Hope she visits you soon!!!  

post #82 of 149

Hi ladies, just wanted to check in.  Still waiting on first PPAF over here.  Trying to be patient and focus on other things, don't really have a choice right :)  

Has anyone found it useful to use OPK's before the return of AF? I've thought of it, but seems like it may make the waiting game worse.  Thoughts???

 

RosieL - I keep doing the same thing wishfully thinking PMS is here! Never thought I'd be hoping for PMS symptoms.  I really want DD to self wean and don't feel right about cutting back her nursing to get AF to pay a visit.  Hope she visits you soon!!!  

post #83 of 149

Hi ladies, just wanted to check in.  Still waiting on first PPAF over here.  Trying to be patient and focus on other things, don't really have a choice right :)  

Has anyone found it useful to use OPK's before the return of AF? I've thought of it, but seems like it may make the waiting game worse.  Thoughts???

 

RosieL - I keep doing the same thing wishfully thinking PMS is here! Never thought I'd be hoping for PMS symptoms.  I really want DD to self wean and don't feel right about cutting back her nursing to get AF to pay a visit.  Hope she visits you soon!!!  

post #84 of 149

Hi ladies, just wanted to check in.  Still waiting on first PPAF over here.  Trying to be patient and focus on other things, don't really have a choice right :)  

Has anyone found it useful to use OPK's before the return of AF? I've thought of it, but seems like it may make the waiting game worse.  Thoughts???

 

RosieL - I keep doing the same thing wishfully thinking PMS is here! Never thought I'd be hoping for PMS symptoms.  I really want DD to self wean and don't feel right about cutting back her nursing to get AF to pay a visit.  Hope she visits you soon!!!  

post #85 of 149

Whoa I'm not sure why that posted so many times.  How do I remove the extras?! Sorry!!! 

post #86 of 149

Ashora, did you alter your nursing pattern at all, to bring on PPAF? 

 

RosieL, when you posted the first time in here, I could SO relate to what you were saying... And me too, I'm really hoping I get PPAF soon because it's driving me crazy thinking about making changes to my nursing pattern to bring it on somehow. 

 

I'm just a few short weeks away from the time when I got AF back after I had DS (5.5 months), so I'm kind of feeling some pressure about it all-- I know, though, that the return of fertility can be different after each pregnancy, just as each pregnancy can be different.  However, I am hoping that it follows a somewhat similar pattern... I wish I would just get it already, so I can stop checking the tp for signs of it coming!  Lots of EWCM, though it's about every second or third day that it comes.  What do you ladies think-- is this my body gearing up to get back on track?  Today I even had some crampy AF-type feelings, but nothing has come of it.

 

Audrey, not sure about the use of OPKs before PPAF.  I have thought about ordering the cheapies, because on the one hand it would make me feel like I'm actually something fertility related.  On the other, it might go on for a long time and then it would maybe get discouraging?  What about temp taking, are you doing that at all?  I found that with nursing DS and being woken up several times a night, I could still get accurate enough info on what my cycle was doing-- I  could still see the rise pattern after O.  I haven't done anything with temp taking yet, though... too tired with everything I've got going on right now to be bothered with it.  But I can see myself doing it soon.

post #87 of 149

Hi Ladies,

 

We are starting to TTC baby #2.  DD will be 1 year on October 24th, and no AF for me yet.  She still nurses almost continually day & night, except for 2 days a week when I'm not with her.  I've been trying to stretch out pumping on those two days to around 5 hours, and am probably going to start taking vitex.  So, I guess I fall under Waiting to Ovulate.  

 

Baby dust to all!

post #88 of 149
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All updated to here :) If I missed anyone just let me know!!  If you bold your changes it will def make it easier to figure out who needs updating :)

AmyMay I put you in Waiting for the First Post Partum Egg since you havent gotten PPAF back yet!  But let us know when you do (or if you catch the first egg!) and I will put you in Waiting to O or the 2WW :)

AFM: I have NO self control and started testing yesterday (8DPO) and again today (9DPO).  I just REALLY need to know as soon as possible.  I live in the most miserable birth climate state EVER (okay maybe others are worse... but seriously it sucks here) and I will have to start searching out underground MWs for my homebirth.  So the sooner I know the better!!  haha.  (or maybe this is my justification).  But of course, they have been BFNs both days!  

With my last kiddo I tested two days after my missed period (we werent trying and my periods had been wacky lately).  And got a BBFP!  With #1 we were avoiding but I had really regular periods and tested the night I was supposed to get my period (it always came around noon).  And I got a very faint positive!  SO... I feel like maybe I will get a light + a day before my missed AF... but probably not earlier than that.  Alas... this knowledge will not stop me from peeing on these things daily until then!  I was about to run out so I ordered more from amazon!

Can someone post the translations for the types of test abbreviations?  I dont know them!!  shy.gif

post #89 of 149
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So sad... just went to the bathroom and theres light pink in my cm greensad.gif  i think AF is coming.  which means my LP was too short at just 9 days... 

EDIT:  just searched online and found that 9dpo is a really common time for implantation bleeding.  but im soo crampy. so im not holding my breath... plus this is the day i originally thought i should get my period.  CD29... I was shocked when I O'd a whole week later than my old cycle use to be... SO... im cautiously optimistic that we may have had a successful fertilization and just hoping for a successful implant.


Edited by MyKidKissTrees - 10/23/12 at 1:10pm
post #90 of 149
I'm rooting for implantation bleeding!!!

Why wait to search for a midwife? I found mine before we started TTC the first time...I needed to occupy myself somehow! This time I have my son to occupy me, and I have my VBAC/HBAC research to tide me over. lol.gif
post #91 of 149
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So sad... just went to the bathroom and theres light pink in my cm greensad.gif  i think AF is coming.  which means my LP was too short at just 9 days... 

EDIT:  just searched online and found that 9dpo is a really common time for implantation bleeding.  but im soo crampy. so im not holding my breath... plus this is the day i originally thought i should get my period.  CD29... I was shocked when I O'd a whole week later than my old cycle use to be... SO... im cautiously optimistic that we may have had a successful fertilization and just hoping for a successful implant.

 

I'm still keeping my fingers crossed for you!  I have a light period with my 2nd pregnancy; lots of implantation bleeding!  Keep us updated :-)

post #92 of 149
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MyKidKissTrees- Please don't move me to Successes yet. I'm very nervous still and I think I'm just going to stay here until I'm a little farther along and feeling less worried.

 

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AngelKissedKids- I was the exact same! Every single month I would doubt myself and decide to postpone TTC again and decide I should wait until DS is older, then I would ovulate (crazy hormones!) and decide I want a baby right now. Lol. Honestly, I think it's normal to always doubt TTC and wonder whether it's the right time. I remember doing that when I was TTC my first so I think it has less to do with worrying about milk supply, older nurslings, etc. It just seems to be normal to be slightly doubtful and worried.

 

Are you feeling a tiny bit more positive yet, MyName?

 

Thanks for the reassurance I'm not the only one with doubts!

post #93 of 149
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So good to know :)  Thanks ladies!  So, I feel kind of weird about taking their time, because they are already so overbooked in this state with so few of them...  I think I have an idea of who I might use though.  



 

post #94 of 149

Trying to be hopeful but I got this today at 9dpo.  I am going to test again tomorrow with FMU.  If this is it we caught the first PP egg which is seriously amazing.  http://i337.photobucket.com/albums/n362/jenchesla/photo2.jpg

post #95 of 149
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Angelkissedkids, I think in general, women (including myself) hold themselves accountable for any reason things don't go perfectly. So when you doubt TTC while thinking about that sometimes it's too much or too early, you forget about how great a gift your giving your family smile.gif
I have a question for all of you. I have not had my first pp period. I have however, had a clear cycle of ewcm, tacky, creamy and wet cm since about May. This month i have taken 5 tests, 2 slightly positive, but they were the clear blue plus signs kind, and I have got false positives before. I don't know why I keep buying them!
I then got one defective, and two frer negatives. I was really bummed, because I tested through a period of two weeks so I was sure I was on the way to a bfp. I still have the same symptoms, backaches, cramps, headaches and smelling issues! Because of the negative tests, I've been telling myself its all in my head and trying to forget about it. Now.....( tmi ) I am changing my underwear throughout the day, because I'm getting so. Much. Cm.
I am sure it's not from intercourse, a good 3-4 days has gone by.
I'm so frustrated, because I feel like my body is on a roller coaster. DS has definitely decreased nursing, but man, I don't know anymore. I' feel like this was so much easier the first time around greensad.gif
I really need to either get a period soon, or be pregnant! I'm going insane!

 

Thanks for the reassurance, Blonhrt88.  I totally agree that another child is the greatest gift we can give our family.  We decided long ago that more siblings is more important than more milk.

 

That must be so frustrating to get false +ves.  I've never had that happen before so I don't have any advice but it sounds like you should avoid using that brand!  It definitely sounds like your body is working hard to bring on ovulation.  Hoping a BFP or AF will arrive soon :-)

post #96 of 149

Wow, jen&james, I can definitely see the faint positive!  Keep us updated!!!

 

I'm not 100% sure when I O'd (I don't temp or use OPKs) but based on a 29 day cycle and expecting AF to arrive on Oct 28th, I'm 9DPO today.  I plan to start testing tomorrow but I'm guessing I won't really get an accurate result until the weekend.  Maybe I'll be lucky like you and have my own faint positive tomorrow :-)

post #97 of 149
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Its a lot heavier now gloomy.gif 

Hopefully this cycle I will O closer to CD 14 instead of CD 20.  

post #98 of 149
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I see it Jen&James!!!!!  YOOOHOO!!!joy.gif

Wow, we are all 9DPO today!!!  Crazy!!!  Well, I guess Im CD 1 now.

post #99 of 149
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 I totally agree that another child is the greatest gift we can give our family.  We decided long ago that more siblings is more important than more milk.

 

      This is a totally interesting, valid and positive perspective.  Makes me think twice about not wanting to adjust the nursing frequency at all in order to TTC.  My LO has one nursing session in the afternoon that she wouldn't miss, but I've been hesitant to drop it.  Thanks for posting that! 

post #100 of 149

I guess I'm ready to be moved. I'm nervous even typing this because I don't want to jinx myself, but I can't pretend I'm hanging out in the TWW forever. redface.gif

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