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post #61 of 524
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We have been interested in trying NFP but my cycles aren't 28 days, anywhere from 28-34 days in length. There is no pattern at all. Frustrating.

You don't have to have 28 day cycles to use NFP.  If you chart your cervical fluid and basal body temp you will almost certainly find your pattern and be able to follow the rules appropriate for you to avoid or increase your chances of conception.   There are a lot of women in this group and in the TTC forum that can help you out if you'd like to start charting.

post #62 of 524
Amanda, if it is yeast, ten drops of grapefruit seed extract in one ounce of water swabbed on at every diaper change will clear it up.
Becky, I have always had pain with ovulation and I think it was definately worse for my first couple periods post partum. My PMS was certainly worse than normal and I got AF back at 5 months post partum. Don't ignore severe pain though...
post #63 of 524
I usually have ovulation pain too - and the first couple of cycles postpartum were killer.

We have 8 people living in 1200 sq ft. We have lots of extra stuff right now (in boxes) because of the two households into one scenario, but we aren't unpacking anything extra, since this house is temporary. The extra stuff is mostly in the garage, and the cars park outside. We are definitely an unconventional household and don't mind the squash at all. Though it is loud.
post #64 of 524
We have 2000 square feet, and moved from 900. It still feels like a freaking mansion!

I have a friend who lost her baby a few days ago. I'm not sure if he was born still or if something happened after birth, but it was on her due date. I'm wanting to do something thoughtful for her, but I'm kind of at a loss. I was thinking about a pendant necklace with his birthstone or something, but waiting a few weeks to send it. Any thoughts on this? It's such an emotional and fragile situation...
post #65 of 524
Thanks for the tip, Jill.

Ash, that is very sad. I think your idea sounds lovely. Thoughtful and simple. But I don't really have any experience...

We moved from a 3 bd apartment when I was pregnant with J to a (I think) 2700 sq ft house. We have 4 bd, 3 ba, and a full basement with room for a sofa/ tv area, desk for crafts/ homework, play space for Jasper, and office. Plus, it has two large storage rooms. It's so funny how we filled it up. Half the house was empty when we moved in! The basement is a super awesome feature. However, the house is built like a townhome. It's tall and narrow, only two rooms wide. So it feels really closed in. Plus, the bedrooms are weird: two upstairs, one on the main level, one in the basement. It works great for now, but I am looking forward to moving to a more open place in a couple years. Btw, it's not super expensive. We do not live intown or anything. Very suburban.
post #66 of 524
Ash, that sounds great. The idea about waiting a few weeks seems smart, too.

We live in a 2300sq.ft. house where the basement it's finished and half of it is a huge open room. We have 1200 upstairs and 1100 downstairs. Three bedrooms and one bathroom up, one bedroom and one bathroom down. We were considering moving downstairs when the new kiddo gets here so the crying doesn't wake up Conner. Still undecided.
The space is great though. We put the couch in the middle of the room downstairs, so Conner and all of his toys are behind the couch and we can have some form of sanity on the other side... Though Conner usually just ends up dragging his toys over to us, haha.
post #67 of 524

We live in a 1 bedroom apartment :)  so space is a BIG issue.  It is also the reason we are trying to get my mother in law to not buy big toys/lots of toys.  Hard for her to understand that we are in a small space (although she has been here).  Living in a small space really teaches you what you actually need.

post #68 of 524
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We live in a 1 bedroom apartment smile.gif  so space is a BIG issue.  It is also the reason we are trying to get my mother in law to not buy big toys/lots of toys.  Hard for her to understand that we are in a small space (although she has been here).  Living in a small space really teaches you what you actually need.

Totally understand this! With my first, we lived in the smallest house ever built. It was this tiny little box with four rooms total. We only had room for a table in the kitchen that seated two. So yeah, very few toys! We had a dresser for dd and a mini-crib. It was cozy, though!
post #69 of 524

I've had the flu for 2 days so I had a chance to catch up on things (well, computer things that don't require moving much!).

 

Iris just cut tooth #8 (4 on top, 4 on bottom). She's walking and recently her long hair has been in pig-tails so she looks SO BIG. I almost get baby fever, but not really. IF (big IF at this point) I ever want another baby, DS (3.5yrs) will be in kindergarten. DH wants another whenever though so we will have to be careful. My cycles haven't returned yet so I've been avoiding thinking too hard about it, but I think I'll be getting an IUD soon.

 

Our house is 3bd, 1ba of about 1000 sf. Small rooms. The kids just started sharing a room last week, which means DH and I have our own room- hooray! Ok, Iris is mostly still in our bed, but she starts the night in her bed and I am not sleeping next to the changing table anymore! We put them in the master bedroom and we share the 2nd bedroom. The 3rd bedroom is teeny tiny and is our little office/TV den. I am constantly going through stuff to get rid of or the clutter becomes overwhelming. 

 

I can't remember if sleep discussions were this month or last month but I enjoyed getting a peek into everyone's sleep lives. My kids go to bed around 7:30-8pm and are up around 6:30am. Iris would sleep later if her brother wouldn't wake her up, but she takes a morning nap and isn't too bothered by it. The grown-ups go to bed between 10-11pm... ideally... usually my husband falls asleep while putting the toddler to bed and wakes up again at 10pm for another hour or two, right when I want to go to bed. So, we're still working out a way to spend more time together in the evenings. 

post #70 of 524

The pain was right where my fingers were. If the pain happens again, I'm going to go see someone. My annual is coming up anyway. Would it be worth looking into cysts, though?

post #71 of 524

Yeah, it is very cozy!!  I love having Eli in our room - we don't even have a dresser for Eli, just a basket next to his crib with his clothes.  It has worked just fine until now... whatever is too small, I take out, whatever is too big, gets stored under the crib (it came with a pull out drawer).  We will have to find a two bedroom once we have 2 babes.  The cost of living in Victoria is very high, and we are a single income family.  So for now we are staying put.  If it weren't for all the debt we are in right now, we would move.  I don't want to, I love Victoria - it is home.

post #72 of 524
Nicole, our boys sleep 2 feet apart and they don't cry much, but when one does, they other almost always sleeps through it. My older kids (2.5 years apart) slept through each other's wakings and these guys' despite being right next door. My sis is 11 years younger than me and we shared a room and I never heard her wake. Since Conner is such a sleeper, I wouldn't worry about him being on the same floor as the new baby.
post #73 of 524
He's a really light sleeper though. That's my concern.
post #74 of 524
He won't be after a few nights.
post #75 of 524
Sara is right, olivine and Coralie have always slept in the same room and night wakings haven't been an issue. If anything, the older one wakes up the baby. I personally wouldn't want to leave a 2yo alone on a different floor.
post #76 of 524
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Originally Posted by CDsMom1031 View Post Three bedrooms and one bathroom up, one bedroom and one bathroom down. We were considering moving downstairs when the new kiddo gets here so the crying doesn't wake up Conner. Still undecided.
 

I doubt the baby will wake him up.  He'll get used to it and if he needs some help, you can get him a sound machine.  All our kids use sound machines so we don't have to tip toe around the house during naps, etc.

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The pain was right where my fingers were. If the pain happens again, I'm going to go see someone. My annual is coming up anyway. Would it be worth looking into cysts, though?

A care provider will likely be able to palpate and determine if you have a cyst without an u/s.  Definitely worth mentioning the pain.

post #77 of 524
We don't have a sound machine and our boys sleep through kids running and yelling right outside the open bedroom door.
post #78 of 524
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We don't have a sound machine and our boys sleep through kids running and yelling right outside the open bedroom door.


Not my kids.  Screaming and yelling will still wake up a napping baby in this house.  The sound machine just keeps them asleep through normal activity.

post #79 of 524
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Sad news from November 2011 DDC member, Brittney (willsmomm).  Clay is fine, but she conceived again and lost the baby at 13-15 weeks.  http://beentheremom.wordpress.com/2013/01/05/one-more-angel-in-heaven/

 

 

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