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post #121 of 433
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Sorry Mom4Tot
post #122 of 433
Sorry mom4tot.

I am on CD 15 wth surge yesterday, but with our houseguests here we did not get to take advantage of it. It was a tough decision to stay up and talk with my friend, tho haven't seen her in nearly a year. We did manage Saturday and will again today, so maybe that will be good enough.

My friend's new (adopted) daughter was so tiny and sweet. I forgot how little and helpless they are at the start. It sure kicked in those baby-wanting pangs for me when I held her!
post #123 of 433

2 Ww

Hi all-

greenmansions-sorry the houseguests disrupted the schedule a bit. Glad you enjoyed your friends and their DC

Well, I am in the 2ww now, hopefully we will all see some positive tests this month!!!

My "exciting" news is that I am going to an accupuncturist on Friday to help (hopefully) with my short LP and overall fertility enhancement. OR maybe I could just sleep solid for that 90 minute appt? Sounds like heaven too Really, I am interested to see how it goes and will report back afterwards in case anyone is interested.

Have a good day all!
post #124 of 433
very interested in the acupuncture thing - I have heard mixed reviews on it so will be good to hear your thoughts after you go.

Good luck with the 2ww
post #125 of 433

cd 8

me too !!
post #126 of 433
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I am also interested, so please let us know!
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post #128 of 433
Mom4tot,


Hoping this month brings a bfp for us all.
post #129 of 433

cd 9

How's everyone holding up?

We have a tease of Spring today tho we are supposed to get snow flurries/freezing rain in a few days :

I found some $-store OPKs so I'm trying them this mon.

We have not got DH's swimmies tested yet.
I have a GYN appt next week to talk about my Prog level, etc
post #130 of 433
2ww for me.

Have any of you with more than one child had any angst about having a second child re your relationship with your first child? We have such a nice little life right now. I know he will be better off in the long run with a sibling, but I still worry about not being there enough for him with a second. I am an oldest of two and I know that it took me years to overcome sibling rivalry issues, etc. My sister and I were well into adulthood before that all went away. Now we are best friends, thank goodness.

Fertility clinic called today with a cancellation for next week. I was able to find a sitter this time, so we are taking the appointment. It's a month earlier than our original appointment, so I am happy about that. This is with the doctor who specializes in LPD.

Anyone used prometrium vaginally? Any advice for making it easier to get in? I keep dropping the pills... Am thinking of trying an emptied tampon applicator.

And we're trying to get our taxes done... Ugh. There's a stress inducer for sure!
post #131 of 433
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Have any of you with more than one child had any angst about having a second child re your relationship with your first child? We have such a nice little life right now. I know he will be better off in the long run with a sibling, but I still worry about not being there enough for him with a second. I am an oldest of two and I know that it took me years to overcome sibling rivalry issues, etc. My sister and I were well into adulthood before that all went away. Now we are best friends, thank goodness.
Absolutely!! I think it's extremely common. It DOES take some getting used to (having #2) and some juggling of your time/attention, but you'll work it all out. It's an adjustment. I remember wondering how in the world I could possibly love another baby the way I loved my first, but somehow, it just happens.

I, too, had a terrible relationship with my younger sister when we were kids--now we're the best of friends. But it doesn't have to be that way--my kids have their arguments, of course, but they are friends and get along really well.

Good news about your appointment.

I'm on cd...uh...I don't know...whatever cd polka and velveteen are on. Will probably O this weekend or the beginning of next week. Dh is supposed to make another appointment for himself to see what kinds of numbers we're dealing with--not really sure what we'll DO with that info...
post #132 of 433
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Greenmansions, I know this question is one on the minds of many moms! It seems to me that the childs life is really enriched by a sibling, and every mom must worry about this issue when going from one to two. I think of it like having more than one really really good friend...although it isn't the same thing........but there is always love for another special friend, so I think it will work itself out.

Very good news about the appt., please let us know.

Joan, hope your dh's #'s don't disappoint!

CD 9 here, I figure about cd 12-14 are usually my days. Dh is really sick, so I'm glad its not this week!!
post #133 of 433

cd 10

well, I'm an only & I raised an only & NOW DS might be an only ?

I always wanted a sib but I've seen families where no one got along so who knows.

I wanted DS to have a sib since we're both in our 40's (not to sound morose) in case.....

We're all getting over bad colds.... where did that come from?
: sometimes when folks (all over) get sick at the same time.... : I swear that something bad is going on :
YWIM anyone ? OT the flu season was a bust for the Pharma Co.s even with the shortage of vaxs (which we don't do)mhnn
post #134 of 433
checking in to see how the accupuncture went...(Yes, I'm being impatient.)

Does anyone know if the treatment would vary depending on where you are in your cycle? What I mean is, would they place the needles differently if you were waiting to O than when you're in the 2ww or is treatment more of a long term thing?

Joan
(waiting for that surge--this weekend is looking good!)
post #135 of 433

having another child....

I think that it is totally natural to worry or wonder about whether you will have the same feelings for another child or if you will be able to give 2 children the same amount of attention and love as one. i found the huge change was going from one to two just because getting out of the house was SO much easier with just one! The attachment to another child is the easy part! If you love your first so much that you are trying to conceive again this is not going top be an issue. Your house will never be as clean- or am I saying that to make myself feel better!?

I think in terms of attention the second or 3rd or 4th child does not get the same undivided kind the first did..but if you make the effort you can give them special "dates" where they have you to themselves. They also have the advantages that go with being part of a crew..built in playmate..good role models someone to share experiences with.

As far as relationships go...chemistry undoubtably plays a part..not all siblings will be life-long great buddies BUT with help from you they will most likely have lifelong love.I talk to my kids all the time about how only they will remember those vacations and family times. I also really focus on their relationships...I don't believe that siblings should be allowed to be cruel to each other just because traditionally they sometimes are! In our house we stress kindness to each other as much as to anyone else in our life. My husband has a distant relationship with one of his brothers because of cruelties that are hard to forget so he really backs me up on that.

Anyway, families are wonderful whatever their size...it's so nice that people can now search their hearts and not have more than one if they don't want to without the guilt of times past- its much more the norm than the big families now.


Well enough of my ramble....I guess I am on cycle day 18. I definitely had a postive OPK last Sunday and if I was lucky enough to conceive it would be the second time I did so on Easter! I use natural progesterone cream daily after AF because I figure it can't hurt & might help/ I haven't had my levels tested but might if I do become pregnant this time.

As far as charting goes..when do you see an increase? Is it immediately after O and does it go up gradually or all at one like 6-8 degress as opposed to 3 or 4?

Well dinner is ready so must run..good luck to all.

Lisa (mamaov4)
post #136 of 433
Hi all-
Just a follow up from the acupuncture visit. I feel so friggin’ calm I don’t know what to do! It has been so long since I have not had this nervous type undercurrent, or impatient one, I don’t know. I am not a nervous type person really, maybe it is just a stress undercurrent…anywho, I feel great today since having a treatment.

The accu guy I saw has been in practice about 7 years (degreed in accu and Traditional Chinese Medicine). He has dealt with several women I know thru LLL and their friends for cycle/fertility issues, and also addresses other issues (arthritis, etc.).

We talked at length about my health, my short LP (why I went) and what was happening “emotionally” in my life. He was well versed in all the TTC terms and women’s phases (he is married w/ 2 dc’s-know his wife had fertility issues, don’t know to what extent). Checked my pulse and tongue and then put about 18 needles in me. 2 in each foot, 3-4 up each leg to knee, 5 above my public bone area and one in my ear. DID NOT HURT ! We talked more about general things for about 20-30 minutes and then he took them out and it was over.

His dx was that my kidney needed tonifieing (sp?) to assist my hormones in regaining a balance. I need him to explain how all that works together to me next visit. Wants me to come in 1x per week for 3 weeks – which will get me thru AF (due Tues) and thru next O. First thing is to see if O moves up to mid cycle versus CD 20-21 at present.( 28-30day cycle)

Joan-I did not get the impression that there would be different spots he would use accu on for the different times of the month. More an emphasis on getting your body to be at its best working state. At least that is our goal and knowing that I have had a “regular LP”, wants to get me back to it.

Oh, and highly recommended me taking a Tablespoon of Flax seed oil every day. Omega 3’s help with the whole female system, I guess we kinda know that.  Did say to get the cold-pressed kind in an opaque bottle to be kept in fridge – best for us. Of course $$$.

Gosh-thanks for reading this long. We will just see how it goes.

Wishing everyone I in the 2ww BIG babydust!
post #137 of 433
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As far as charting goes..when do you see an increase? Is it immediately after O and does it go up gradually or all at one like 6-8 degress as opposed to 3 or 4?
Lisa, yes, you see an increase immediately after O and then your temp should stay high until your period starts. I usually see an increase of .4 or .5 in one day, although last month I had a weird, very gradual rise. Before O, I'm usually in the 97.4 ish area, then after O I'm above 98.0. Some people see a dip in their temps on the day of O--I sometimes do, but you can't count on it. That's why temping is only useful as an indicator that you HAVE ovulated, not that you're about to. (I use an opk along with temps for this reason.)

Kokomom--sounds like you had a great visit! Thanks for the update & Good luck!
post #138 of 433

cd 13

checking in to say HI
how is everyone?
post #139 of 433
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Hi all
Today my monitor 'peaked', so today and tomorrow are really important. How are my cycle buddies?
post #140 of 433
Fully expecting to see a temperature shift tomorrow. Let the 2 ww begin!

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