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post #21 of 87

Right well DS decided to have a mini nursing strike yesterday - only lasted 16 hours but I leaked constantly despite pumping.  It's clear he feeds like a demon (no way I'd get pregnant keeping that up) but I'm going back to work tomorrow so wish me luck!


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post #22 of 87
Hello everybody new here...... Wanted to know if anybody had light bleeding but achy cramps all in legs for long days. I had some sort of period bleeding on the day it was due, but lasted for a day but since then little spotting pink and cramping cant stand for long, not tested yet waiting .......... One more thing my boobs r sort of sore till now aching little but not nipples they r still not that hard plz help does anybody think i m pregnant ?
post #23 of 87

Yep, this thread proves that AF's return seems utterly unpredictable! 

 

Yesterday I had some sharp cramps in my pelvis and I at one time yelped in pain and grinned with anticipation. DH thought I was crazy, but I explained that maybe this means my uterus is waking up from its hibernation!

post #24 of 87
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Serenyd~ I'm so sorry for your loss  hug.gif

 

 

 Harlan turned 18 months old and still no sign of AF, this is the longest i've gone without Af. I'm assuming it's partly because he nurses a bunch during the night still and even during the day.

post #25 of 87

RosieL - I had some pains like that before AF returned.
 

post #26 of 87

Hello everyone!  I am new here and not officially TTC as I am nursing my 14-month-old (Baby #3) and wanted to wait just a bit longer; however since Tuesday I have been feeling symptoms that just really make me think I am pregnant. I haven't had my period back yet since having my baby and test is negative, so hard to know. BUT my breasts are extremely tender and I feel achy and crampy in my abdomen.....at first I thought period was starting but it's been three days. I will be happy either way but I must confess, I am a little excited.  And so I wait. Glad to have you all to wait with :)

post #27 of 87
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Serenyd~ I'm so sorry for your loss  hug.gif

 

Thanks. I'm in my 2WW, 5dpo. 

post #28 of 87

Welcome ChristinaMama!

 

I feel like a crazy person. DH commented on my cervical fluid today...the TTC translation was that it was very fertile fluid. blush.gif I tested. Ridiculous (fertile CM doesn't point to pregnant)? Absolutely. Could I stop myself? Absolutely not. Having the 25 cent cheapies has downsides. 

post #29 of 87

Still no AF here. But still not really feeling pregnant either. I don't have any tests so I guess I'll pick some up today or tomorrow.  It's really dumb - at the closest grocery store to me, the pregnancy tests are locked up and you have to ask a pharmacist to get them out for you.  There's nothing shameful about buying pregnancy tests, but it's still, like... none of their business?  And I hate having to ask.  Weird on their part and silly on mine, but that's how I feel!

 

ChristinaMama, my boobs hurt the worst when I O.  So maybe AF is returning, but you've got a couple more weeks to go?

 

RosieL, I cannot imagine DH noticing my cervical fluid.  He wants nothing to do with it!  Haha! 

post #30 of 87
Hi everyone. As I am almost ending my 2WW, I've decided that if needed to this month that I may splurge for a hopefully more sensitive drug store OPK version instead of the dollar store ones I have been using. Same time each day and was careful with water consumption but ya know us breastfeeding mamas need to hydrate especially in warm weather days:) This month of first menses post partum: my OPK only ever got slightly dark which means negative for 10 days in a row, my BBT was inconclusive and I am just figuring out this whole checking CM thing. So still don't know if or when I ovulated.
Rosie L... You asked a few days ago if our routine changed for BF, and yes it did a fair bit as we did a big move. We stayed with family too and I let him skip a.m. naps for social play for almost two weeks in our new community. He still drank as much throughout day but I guess missed the a.m. 20 minute nurse to sleep. I still think my menses returning was more psychological and weight related but could have been he prolactin too.
CrunchyBrit... Hope your first day back at work was a gentle one.
Babydust to all of you.
post #31 of 87
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Still no AF here. But still not really feeling pregnant either. I don't have any tests so I guess I'll pick some up today or tomorrow.  It's really dumb - at the closest grocery store to me, the pregnancy tests are locked up and you have to ask a pharmacist to get them out for you.  There's nothing shameful about buying pregnancy tests, but it's still, like... none of their business?  And I hate having to ask.  Weird on their part and silly on mine, but that's how I feel!

My bet is they have a lot of theft in that area. That's the only reason anything's ever locked up in my pharmacy. I agree though, I hate having to ask for stuff. 

post #32 of 87

Hi!  I'd love to join the group!  I am in the Waiting to Catch the First PP Egg group.  I am currently am nursing a 10 mos old and have a 3 year old.  When my oldest was a year, amazingly, we caught the first PP egg - but it turned out to be a blighted ovum.  One chemical and 2 cycles later, I became pregnant with my now 10 mos old.  I have been reading last months thread and thought the diet/ovulation information was interesting.  When my oldest was 4 mos old, we found out he had multiple food allergies, so I went on a strict avoidance diet (basically vegan except I could eat chicken and beef.  No dairy, egg, soy, fish, and corn), by the time he was one, I was down 10-15 lbs from my normal weight and struggling not to loose more weight - he started sleeping reliably through the night at that time and BAM! I ovulated. Food for thought.

 

I feed my nursling on demand, probably about 6 times per day.  He does eat solids, but not much at all - he doesn't seem very interested.  He wakes up once per night/early am and feeds - he sleeps from about 9pm until 3-4am.  If I bring him back to bed with me, he ends up continuously nursing until we wake up.  Sometimes I bring him back to bed with me, sometimes I don't.  orngtongue.gif

Last week I was so stoked to see one instance of EWCM and I have been having pretty much wet CM since (big change from my usual desert dry self).  I am fighting the urge to bulk order OPKs! 

 

Good luck everyone!!!

post #33 of 87
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 Welcome fishywishy 

 

 

Can someone take over the thread for June ?  

post #34 of 87

I´ll join! I guess I am waiting to ovulate.

 

I had a miscarriage in April and just had my first post miscarriage cycle and I am sort of ambivalent about trying this month. I just lost some weight and kind of wouldn´t mind losing more, plus I have a health issue that means I maybe should wait (might have to get a minor surgery or be on non pregnancy friendly drugs for a little while), AND I am worried about nursing during pregnancy because DD (2yr4mo) nurses around 12 times a day, despite gentle nudges on my part to cut back. But I still want another baby, and I worry about having repeat miscarriages (my confidence is shot since I had my miscarriage) and I feel like we should step up to the plate in case it takes us awhile to conceive. DD was conceived so easily I just assumed it would be easy this time, too.

 

So that is where I am! I should ovulate in about a week if everything is in order, so we will see whether we decide to make an attempt or not ;)

 

Good luck to all you ladies on your TWW! Not looking forward to that part ;) 

post #35 of 87

I guess I am in the TWW now. My temperatures have jumped on my chart, even though I just had O pains yesterday, 2 days after the only day I had EWCM. *scratch head*. The good news is we DTD a few hours before the EWCM showed up, so I don't think we could have gotten any more perfect of timing. 

 

I am happy to be charting again. It makes me feel like I have more insight into what's going on. I also like the new thermometer I got, which beeps to indicate it is in the correct position. 

 

Welcome newgirlintown! I hope your stay here is short. :) 

post #36 of 87

Welcome fishywishy and newintown! I hope your stay is short and sweet (or exactly how long you'd like it to be). 

 

SoCali - I would take the thread, but these days I'm almost *never* on a full computer. :-/  

 

fishywishy's comment about OPKs makes me wonder, how many of the "trying to catch the first egg" ladies use OPKs? And if so, how do you use them? Just pee on one every single day? 

 

I have been having little cramps, I've been tired and grumpy, and I am (imagining that I am) a bit more hungry lately. I tested last Friday, BFN. I don't know why I let myself believe that the very unlikely is happening, but I keep thinking "hmm, am I pregnant?" Sigh.

post #37 of 87

Well, my stay in this group was much shorter than I anticipated.  I tested this weekend and got a big fat positive!  I've been feeling some symptoms, but it's still all very surreal.  Baby dust to you all!

post #38 of 87

Joining!

 

I'm currently in my 2ww, which is a fretful time. Hence, the reason I'm posting for the first time in this thread (though I joined MDC months ago). I'm still nursing my 19 month old, who has been nursing a lot lately to ease her teething pain, I think. 

 

I've had two AFs, but very irregularly. I can POAS this Saturday. At this point, getting AF is a good thing, though normally it would be very disappointing.

post #39 of 87

RosieL - yeah, I guess I would just use an OPK when I had favorable CM.  Maybe I wouldn't burn through as many that way.  I dunno, it would be fun to pee on things again! ROTFLMAO.gif

 

Congrats Cwill!!

 

Hi morningtide!  I know what you mean, I flip flop about AF: I wish it would go ahead and get here vs. Boo!  I dread it starting back! 

 

I become overwhelmed thinking about having another.  I currently have a 3 year old and a 10 mos old and I was thinking today while the 3 year old was screaming his head off and I was holding the 10 mos, "where would I even put another kid right now?"  I am a SAHM and am going to grad school, so things get a little busy at times. I know in my heart I want at least one more and my husband would like more, and of course I feel like the clock is ticking....

post #40 of 87
Hi everyone. Been reading the posts but have been reluctant to ask or say anything to not jinx myself. Should have been in the 2WW but don't think it will test positive.
Maybe some of you have had the same experience... I had my first menses postpartum (after 17.5 months) on the 16th of April but two weeks after nausea started up til now and cramping. Wondered if it was an early ovulation or psychosomatic. Thought I could be pregnant so I tested early and Negative. My BBT is hard to read as we cosleep and I am not exactly waking from rest when I get up. LH was always negative but I can't help but drink lots durinf the day. I am 30 days post first menses tomorrow and afraid to be testing all the time like am I just going to be irregular for a while and have emotional drop of the hat weepies-nausea-cramps. Anyhow, I am inpatient but will try to be patient:) I guess CM will be the best way for now to check fertility (at least this has had a pattern). Baby dust to you.
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