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post #41 of 155

Congrats Luckiest!!!

 

Quick plugs because they might not be easy to find:

 http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1389287/pregnant-nursing-graduates-thread

 http://www.mothering.com/community/groups/show/56/may-2014-due-date-club

post #42 of 155
Yes, Luckiest, Congrats!! Blessings to you!
post #43 of 155

Thank you everyone, and thank you for the links, Rosie!  I just joined my DDC.

post #44 of 155
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Welcome berrypavlova - baby dust to you!
Thanks for the grad thread RosieL - I have subscribed in the vague hope that I will be able to join you all in January

Ok - drum roll please..... DH has also caught rubella!!!  I guess from our own experience, it's pretty safe to say Britain's '90s rubella vax campaign was a dud then.  Still, at least DH will now be properly immune and won't ever endanger a pregnancy.  Roll on December!  Please can we have a better shot at all this next year God?? :1praying

post #45 of 155
Congrats, luckiest!!

Well, I ovulated, three or four days ago, so hopefully I will know in a week or so. This was a weird cycle for me. I've had cramping on and off since I ovulated (which does happen for me sometimes, so I know it's not a sign one way or the other), and I actually ovulated on the earlier side this cycle, so who knows!
post #46 of 155
I am new to mothering.com...but not to mothering. smile.gif
We have two darling daughters. I got pregnant with the second and tandem nursed throughout the pregnancy and then for about a year and a half after that. I am committed to letting my 2.3333 year old self wean.... That being said...I can't get pregnant! Ugh. We have been TTC for six months. She nurses a lot at night (4-5 times) and then throughout her whole nap she is on mom, and usually twice after that.... I remember my 1st nursed a lot, too, but I still got pregnant.
On CD 5.
Sorry to vent,
Jen
post #47 of 155
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I am new to mothering.com...but not to mothering. smile.gif
We have two darling daughters. I got pregnant with the second and tandem nursed throughout the pregnancy and then for about a year and a half after that. I am committed to letting my 2.3333 year old self wean.... That being said...I can't get pregnant! Ugh. We have been TTC for six months. She nurses a lot at night (4-5 times) and then throughout her whole nap she is on mom, and usually twice after that.... I remember my 1st nursed a lot, too, but I still got pregnant.
On CD 5.
Sorry to vent,
Jen

 

Hi Jen! I have a two year old as well. He still nurses at night several times, but I am working very gently on trying to night wean, mostly because I am getting touched out a lot. We just got this book and I am so happy with it - it is just absolutely lovely. 

http://www.amazon.com/Nursies-When-Shines-Katherine-Havener/dp/0615756425 I'm not full-blown night weaning, but Mal has started to ask for "hugs" where he just lays on top of me for a while, then he'll slowly slide off on one side and sleep. It's been a nice break. I'm planning on trying to tandem nurse, should the fates align. 

 

My period just started today, so I'm not sure if we'll get to TTC this month or if we will miss my O date (as I am still on pelvic rest for my treatment). I'm pretty sure we'll just miss when I ovulate, because I think I have two weeks of treatment after this one. Not completely sure. I want to try and chart this month but I cannot for the life of me remember to take a temp before moving around - especially with a little nursling in bed.

post #48 of 155
Welcome Jen! Hope this time ttc while nursing something positive happens for you soon...I also have a 2 yr old that nurses during nap and at night. We have been ttc since my 1st PPAF 5 cycles ago, and I had a positive last month but that pregnancy ended just shy of 5 weeks. So this is my first month trying again since the chemical or whatever...I should know by this weekend.

TheCrunchyBrit! What in the world....I hope that because you and DH got the vaccine (although clearly it didn't work) but maybe it will shorten the duration?? You guys have been through it. You deserve some blessings for the entire rest of the year and a healthy baby by the end of next year. Are you feeling any better yet? I am not sure how long that lasts, but it doesn't sound like fun. (Hugs)

Mareseatoats- sorry to hear this cycle and possibly next are out for you...but we'll keep fingers crossed something happens soon. I will check out that book also...the Amazon write up is adorable.

I am 9 dpo (I think) and today DS and I were at a playdate at a park and I looked down and thought I must have wet myself (sorry tmi). I got home and it was crazy how much cervical fluid there was. I remember having that when I was pregnant with my daughter, 9 years ago...and having to wear a panty liner. Sooooo.....not getting my hopes up just yet, but interesting. My period is due Friday but this cycle has been wonky so I dunno.....I will probably test Thursday AM if I can hold out. After getting my hopes up and then losing the last one, I am much more cautiously optimistic.
post #49 of 155
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Mareseatoats- sorry to hear this cycle and possibly next are out for you...but we'll keep fingers crossed something happens soon. I will check out that book also...the Amazon write up is adorable.

I am 9 dpo (I think) and today DS and I were at a playdate at a park and I looked down and thought I must have wet myself (sorry tmi). I got home and it was crazy how much cervical fluid there was. I remember having that when I was pregnant with my daughter, 9 years ago...and having to wear a panty liner. Sooooo.....not getting my hopes up just yet, but interesting. My period is due Friday but this cycle has been wonky so I dunno.....I will probably test Thursday AM if I can hold out. After getting my hopes up and then losing the last one, I am much more cautiously optimistic.

I hope you like the book! It's just really lovely. There's a picture at the end of the mama nursing the toddler and the daddy behind kissing the baby's head and it just makes me so warm and fuzzy.

 

Not TMI! That sounds very promising! Any more symptoms/feelings? With both of my kids sore breasts just screamed "you're pregnant" at me, although other than that the pregnancies were pretty different. I'm wondering with the next if it will follow the sibling of the same gender's pregnancy, you know? Like if we have another girl if my pregnancy will be similar to my daughter's or a boy with my son's.

 

Is anyone using the shettles method at all? I've read lots debunking it but also heard a lot of positive stories. We would be ecstatic with either, but DH would love a little girl next and I worry a little that if it is a boy DS and he will play together a lot and leave my DD out.

 

For those of you with younger kids TTC, are you worried at all about your little one adjusting to a new baby? I know it happens all the time, but my DS just turned two in August and he's always been a mama's boy, but even more so lately. He's asking for hugs and cuddles constantly and doesn't want to leave me, even to go to the store with his daddy. Nothing has changed (I haven't been sick or anything - not even TTC yet) so I don't know what exactly is up. I think it might just be that as he is becoming more independent he is also needing to retreat and be a "baby" more.

post #50 of 155
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Welcome jenandadee!  DS is also a supernurser,  I had a quick look at that book mareseatoats linked to though and it looks beautiful if you want to go down the night weaning route.

wengrin - ohhh, exciting!  Fingers crossed for a nice BFP this week then!

I'm having fun learning FAM and have got my mittleschmertz today :( Makes me a bit sad we can't BD but it's not too long to wait until December now.

post #51 of 155
Thanks ladies :-) Glad to know I can share my tmi stories.

One worrisome thing happened this morning- I had a .5 degree Fahrenheit temp drop this morning. I thought I was on this great triphasic chart and then this happened. So either AF is around the corner :-( boo, or fingers crossed it was a late implantation dip? I will know when I check my temp in the AM.

In definitely going to order the book- Mareseaoats...sounds adorable. And yes I know what you mean about worrying how the babies will adjust. I am sort of wishing for a boy so that our 2 yr old DD will have a playmate. But a girl would THRILL my 8 year old daughter to pieces. So I guess would just be thrilled to have a healthy baby. (Although boys are so sweet......and much easier so far. No drama. I have a little Diva....sigh)

TheCrunchyBrit so sorry you are experiencing the middleschmerz without the fun of BD! I bet you'll be a pro at temping and FAM by the holidays!!
post #52 of 155
Hi! I just wanted to let you all know- my temp did go up a bit...not back to where it was but about halfway back. So at least it didn't drop more??

I will test in a bit and let you all know. It is probably too early anyway but I can't let an 88 cent perfectly good test sit in my bathroom cabinet any longer.....

;-)
post #53 of 155
Wengrin, with my DD I had a slight temp drop on 11dpo and a major drop on 12 dpo, then I had a temp spike on 13dpo. My chart was looking triphasic, I thought, but once I had that final temp spike it really looked triphasic. You're not out yet!
post #54 of 155
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I will test in a bit and let you all know. It is probably too early anyway but I can't let an 88 cent perfectly good test sit in my bathroom cabinet any longer.....

;-)

:rotflmao

post #55 of 155
Well I am bonkers at this point...of course I got a BFN yesterday. I think I am 11 dpo today and today is when AF would normally come, if my cycle was regular. But after my chemical last month I am not sure what is going on....plus I am taking Prometrium which is progesterone to make sure my LP is good and my progesterone stays up high enough to support a sticky bean (if that's what I have).

But the frustrating thing is I am reading that Prometrium will give you a beautiful triphasic chart...because it raises your progesterone and temps.....whether you are preggers or not!! :-{

The doctor said to test at 14 dpo and if still negative then just quit the Prometrium and let my cycle come, and start over. Frustrating...I have all the symptoms except sore bbs. I don't know if that is because of nursing or what. With both of my healthy pregnancies the big clue was huge, heavy swollen bbs. So I am completely unsure.

I will grab some more dollar store tests today and test over the weekend. Oh well.....whatever will be will be. Trying not to fixate on it. But that's like trying to Baptize a cat....just not gonna work.
post #56 of 155
A BfN at 11 DPO is totally normal I think, I'd test again on 13 DPO:goodvibes:
post #57 of 155
Thanks mismagoo!! :-)
post #58 of 155
Ooooo, wengrin, so excited for your hopeful possibility! I am a test junkie, so I test daily at that point...lol.
Well, we night weaned...did it lovingly over the last three nights... I am 38 and she is almost 2 and a half, so I feel like it was the best decision for our (hopefully) future family. We just snuggle til the sun comes up. smile.gif
post #59 of 155
Thanks Jenandadee! I bought 5 tests so I will be testing over the weekend. I took one while we were out today at the mall in the bathroom with my 8 yr old and 2 yr old in the bathroom waiting for me..it was negative but it was not FMU. I will try again in AM.

We bought my DS (2) a big-boy-no-more-nursies toy today and I have been talking to him about how mommys milk is not there like it used to be. Well we came home and for the first time EVER he took a nap without nursing first! That is amazing! It is more of a habit/comfort thing for him...so I think he is ready. :-)
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Good luck wengrin!  I've decided to use these next 2 'waiting' months not just to learn FAM but also to try a few gender swaying methods.  I'm not entirely convinced we'll be successful!  My family is full of boys, I'm one of very very few girls and one of DH's grans hasn't got a single female grandchild - not one - so we're going to push the boat out and try a few fun swaying methods to see if we'll get the first girlie.  Unfortunately, one of the key girl swaying methods is a low calorie diet bigeyes.gif  At least breastfeeding my boy means I can't go too low - yay for breastfeeding! 

I'm pretty sure however, that God has already decideed we'll be blessed with boys but at least we'll have fun trying (and another boy would still be absolutely lovely).

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