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Hi Mamas!

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Originally Posted by naturegirl View Post
Man my body is wacky. Dh and I dtd last night and I had some bleeding. I usually have bleeding after O when bding but this is the first time before O. I NEVER had any bleeding before my ppaf and it seems to be worse since my m/c in Jan. Fortunately I have an appt. with my midwife on Thursday to get things checked out. Anyone else have this type of thing before? I need to hear good stories as I worry so much about things like this. I always think worst case scenario (ie Cervical Cancer! )
Cheryl, I missed your post yesterday when I posted my fly-by, too! I am sorry!! I agree with the other mamas that it's likely you have an irritated cervix. I hope your appt goes well. I started to bleed like what you described when I was newly pg with DS after we DTD, and it freaked me out. It would be fabulous if you are pg!!

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Originally Posted by eastkygal View Post
: I made an appointment with my crunchy mama MD for the 17th. I'm thinking about doing a fast too to give things a kick start. Or, I could just give up trying to make things go differently.
s: mama! What sort of fast are you talking about? Just curious... I would love to do some sort of detox but I know it isn't safe while nursing... : for your appt!

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Originally Posted by esmlranch View Post
(edited) Well, I did it. I tested this am and : I should have known. I think I am trying to will the second line to appear on the stupid test. I do not have any more in the closet and I will not be buying any just to keep from poas.
I am feeling better today but have been so out of sorts and feeling hormonal. Ya know, that "nothing is right and never will be right and everyone is on my last nerve" feeling? Plus headaches and fatigue. I can only hope that my body's hormonal system is kicking into gear.
: Please, please, please kick into gear. I am trying not to be stressed out about ttc, but I just am. I am so thankful for you mama's here on this forum because I know you understand where I am coming from. It seems like everyone IRL has the "perfect" solution. JUST WEAN DS. It makes me so when people suggest that so lightly.
Oh, you mean take away the thing my son wakes up to in the am and goes to sleep with at night? What he looks for as a source of comfort? What he thinks about all the time and loves? What I can use to prevent a tantrum, improve his mood, cure his owies? Obviously I am no more emotionally ready to wean than he is. I have no problem nursing him as long as he wants. I totally planned to tandem nurse. I can picture myself tandem nursing. The only thing I can do is sit and wait. THe worst part is not knowing how long it will take. Will it be in 2 months? 6? 1 year? 2 years? I assume that I will begin to ovulate at some point if I just wait.
It doesn't help that dh is feeling antsy about having another. He is supportive about ds continuing to nurse, but I am not sure to what point. He is definitely not feeling as strongly as I am about not weaning.
Sorry about the long rant. I am feeling especially stressed because in the next few weeks we all have bdays. Ds, dh, and my bday are all within 2 weeks of each other. We will all be a year older................tick tick tick................
thanks for being here.
Elaina, big big s:!! I have been feeling this way, too. I am trying my best to be positive and let it go, but along with that, it means letting go of my dream of tandem nursing, because maybe I am just one of those mamas who can't conceive while nursing. Every time I talk to one of my friends about ttc they ask me about weaning. I am nowhere near ready, either, and as you mentioned, nursing does so much for me, and obviously for DS. He is not a cuddly baby and nursing is the only time he slows down... I love that time with him. He shows no signs of giving it up, either. My case is a little different in that I am Oing, but short LP showing no signs of getting any longer with B6 or on its own. I have read that the longer it takes your fertility to return, the higher chance you will have great cycles from the start, so here is hoping you finally O very soon and have no issues.
My DH is going with the flow right now, he's not so antsy yet, but then again I'm not sure he'll ever care that much...

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Originally Posted by ellymay View Post
Hey everyone! ~~~~~ LOTS OF BABY DUST~~~~~~~

I had my 2nd temp drop this am so that means I should I in the next 3-5 days!! YAY I should get my pos opk tomorrow if it goes like last cycle
Woohoo! I hope you get that +OPK tomorrow elly!!

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Originally Posted by jenangelcat View Post
Put me on the tww. FF has me on 3 dpo despite the fact that today is the first day that my cervix feels really high and I'm having a bit of stretchy cm. I had a bit of cramping in my lower left side yesterday but I have no idea if it was o pain. I'm hoping FF is right because Dh refused to bd last night as it's becoming a chore. He'll probably refuse tonight as well. :
jen, I hope you can seduce DH - can you open a bottle of wine or just start something spontaneous and see where it leads? MY DH gets over it, too, so usually just grabbing him and being more spontaneous is a turn on As for FF's crosshairs, I would keep DTD until your CM dries up.

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Originally Posted by madis81 View Post
(edited) Well, DD will be 3 in 2 weeks and she keeps asking for a little brother or sister. Hopefully she will get her wish soon! I've been having some symptoms, but they are so similar to AF coming... ugh! It makes me want to scream sometimes... not really, but you know what I mean, right? DH and I dtd this morning and at the big "O" my uterus cramped and I afterwards I had to lay down for several minutes..... what the heck does that mean? I had a similar experiance with DD before I found I was pregnant with her.
That sounds really promising, mama!! I hope you see a :bfp

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Originally Posted by sarahn4639 View Post
Well my temp dropped so I think I was running a fever. FF took my dotted crosshairs away so that was all good. We my temp was down again this AM and FF put my dotted cross hairs back in! What!?! I haven't gotten a positive OPK but I have had good CM finally. I think I may O today or tomorrow, I really hope so!:
Sarah, : that you O!

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Originally Posted by zulupetalz View Post
Well, I think AF is on her merry way. The fertility monitor said that my levels were "low" yesterday and today, and it is now flashing with an M. This is my first cycle using it, so I have no idea if it is accurate with me.

I know that *something* hormonal is going on, though, because all of a sudden I have a nasty yeast infection. Yuck. The only time I get those is when I am pregnant, postpartum or something equally as hormonal. I'm hoping that nursing DS a little less is working to get things in order so that I finally O.
mama, : AF is arriving!

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Originally Posted by surromommy2be View Post
Hello ladies,

I'm so exited the doc gave me the ok to use clomid so she gave me provera. to start AF then When AF starts then I will be taking Clomid CD 5-9 So Send us lots of babydust that it works I'm going to be on 50mg clomid for 2cycles then she will up it so Now I want to know what are my chances of 50mg working
surro, yay for Clomid! I think 50mg is the lowest dose, and most women start on that regardless. I think you have a great chance of having it work for you! Good luck!!

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Originally Posted by LadyWillow View Post
I am so new to all of this TTC lingo. I have no idea what some of the acronyms mean. With my first baby we tried for a few months (i had been on the pill for 5+ years) then my husband went to Iraq. We got the postive pregnancy test they day he was to go back to work from his 30 day leave. With the second she was a surprise. We managed to accidently catch the first egg .... I never even got my period in between the two. We were scared and things were hare for a bit because dh lost his job as well and we had to move. : My thought was that we would wait severl years and then try to have them back to back again. My girls are sooo close. We feel though that we really want another baby now, and there is no real reason so wait. So here we are trying to get pregnant again. Altough my family thinks I am crazy: ... My husband thinks I may already preg. I dont know if it is that fact that he keeps saying that or that I really am but I am starting to get symtoms. .... With my second I KNEW I was preg, because I felt like an alien had moved in and taken over .. my body does not feel the same. I have not felt like that yet but I have felt tired, a little sick to the stomack, and short tempered. I also cried with my husbands pos of a car died yesterday so who knows. ... I dont know if any of what I have written has made any sence but thanx for listening and having this thread availble to nursing moms who are ttc. I needed someone to tell I am not out of my mind to try and have another baby when I am already nursing two. Thanx again
Lady Willow, you're not out of your mind! I don't know if your body will let it happen while you're nursing two, but you never know!! Like you, I planned to have two close in age and then take a break and have another two, but it looks like that may not happen with us... we've already been ttc 5 months and were hoping for an age gap closer to 18mths. How old are your girls? Your symptoms sound promising if your DH (dear/darling husband) thinks you're pregnant! I'm not sure where there is a list of abbreviations, but I'm sure one of the mamas knows!

dpo: days past ovulation
LP: luteal phase
BBT: basal body temperature
AF: aunt flo/period
CD: cycle day

there's a few I use most...


As for me, 5dpo and temp is still high. I know I am going to get my hopes up if my temp is still high tomorrow, and dammit! I want to be impartial because it's too devastating when AF shows the day after I start thinking "well maaaaybe my LP will be longer this cycle..."

Hope you're all having a better day than I am! Some days are fabulous and others (like today) I can barely get it together enough to function and I am sooooo short tempered today! Not to mention that Adrian is trying to drop his morning nap and I want to tear my hair out!!!!
post #102 of 453
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Sarahn : for o!

Charis sounds promising!

Sharon : hopefully you will o!

Christina : yay for clomid. sounds like that is what you really wanted. : it works quickly and effectively for you.

LadyWillow There is a sticky at the top of the ttc forum that is called ttc abbreviations. When I first started participating here I had it printed out and had to use it all the time to make sense of what people were saying. It was a little overwhelming at first. Now I have to remember not to use abbreviations in my other emails or people have no idea what I am talking about!

Brooke I hope that your mood is a good sign! I always try to think that it is when I am in such a terrible mood. (and that is what I tell dh when I am apologizing for snapping his head off. "this is a good sign honey")

Thank you, ladies, for all your kind words and support. I really, really appreciate it.
post #103 of 453
Thanks ladies. I know I am getting worked up over, probably, nothing. I talked to my mom today and she had a lot of fibroid issues and strange bleeding in her 30's. The good news is that after they were taken care of (she had a d&c) she got pregnant with ME! : So hopefully whatever this is, once it is taken care of appropriately, will lead to a little bean for our family. :

Oh an I am pretty darn sure I am not pregnant because I just had my period and haven't ovulated yet! That sure would be nice if it was pregnancy...

And I apologize for the self-centerdness of my recent posts. I just have been so worried these past few days I haven't had time to read all the posts. Hoping to get back on track. and

and big welcome to the newbies!! Hope you aren't around here as long as I have been
post #104 of 453
Ack! Cramps.... but I can't tell if they are AF cramps or "good" cramps. Maybe it's just really bad gas.... I am nauseated and lightheaded.... maybe... ugh... so confused! Tomorrow is the big day poas day, lol.

Sorry about the quick vent.
post #105 of 453
I managed to change dh's mind last night and this morning my temps took a huge nosedive. My cervix was high and maybe open (couldn't reach) the other day and today it's low and open. If h/o means ovulation, and low/closed means post ovulation, what does low and open mean?! If only your fertility was measured by now much you want it....

Jen

http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/1a0286
post #106 of 453
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Originally Posted by jenangelcat View Post
I managed to change dh's mind last night and this morning my temps took a huge nosedive. My cervix was high and maybe open (couldn't reach) the other day and today it's low and open. If h/o means ovulation, and low/closed means post ovulation, what does low and open mean?! If only your fertility was measured by now much you want it....

Jen

http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/1a0286


I think softness and openness is more of an indicator for me than height. Also, you need to be in the same position to determine height accurately. Just in case...I am sure you already know that though.

Off to my midwife today with my stack of ff charts in hand! Wish me luck! Oh and I think I am getting ready to O so hopefully she will have great, QUICK, advice!
post #107 of 453
Good Luck Cheryl!!!!

Cd 1 for me. I had a 34 day cycle, shorter than the previous (first cycle). My body seemed to try and ovulate three times during this cycle, if I finally ovulated on the third time then that means only a 6 day luteal phase.....poop.
Hoping the vitex will help in the long run. I am really not wanting to temp, but I think it would show if I am actually ovulating, but then again perhaps I just need to be patient and allow my body to do its balancing act.
Ds is 20 months and nursing a ton around the clock, he loves his mama milk!:

Please add me to the list-waiting to O, ChildoftheMoon aka Brandi ds 8/05
Thank you!
post #108 of 453

newbie question

i have an "ask the experts" question and I think this may be the best place to put it...
If a few days of sore nipples don't equal a bfp...what else could they mean?
I have only had my cycle back for 4 months, we've been ttc for 3 of them and Leif is nursing to fall asleep only, about 3 times a day. Last month I had sore nipples during my 2ww, but then i got af. No I have them again...Does that mean anything, like maybe I am o-ing late?
I have been temping, but I am not that great at it yet, and am thinking about getting the opks for next cycle.
thanks for any suggestions
gabby
post #109 of 453
So.... I poas this afternoon.....



WOW!!! It seems so surreal.... I mean, it took 2 years since ppaf to get I am going to poas everyday until I do see the Dr........ WOW!
post #110 of 453
Congrats!!!!!!!
post #111 of 453
madis81-Congrats!

gabbyquilts-I experience sore nips around O time. Could you be ovulating?

naturegirl-how did the appt. go? I've been thinking about you!

Hope everybody else is doing well.

I got a +OPK this am and I feel like poo today. I'm fairly certain that means I'm Oing today/tomorrow for certain. Only temps will tell.
post #112 of 453
Congrats!
post #113 of 453
Congrats Madis81! you give me hope. My son will soon be 3 also!

My appt. went well. She didn't find any problems and says my cervix looks great! She doesn't see signs of any pathology at all. She did say I have TONNES of fertile cervical mucus! She said she doesn't usually see so much great, fertile mucus and her advice as to go home and dtd pronto!

She said the bleeding was just a sensitive cervix. Something that some women just have. She also thought it might be a little more pronounced when ttc because I am taking progesterone and could be having some breakthrough bleeding.

She is also consulting with a fertility specialist about my charts because she wants my lp to be longer. Ya, me too! : She kind of thinks I am worrying about nothing and that I got pregnant 6 months after first ppaf and it has only been about 3-4 months since so just to give it a little time, depending on how I feel about that of course. She said if I feel the need to do something urgently she could refer me to the specialist but if I don't feel that stressed about it, she really doesn't think I have to.

She really helped me to put things in perspective. Especially when she said that 3 of her births last month were with women in their 40's and one was her first baby. I have many reproductive years and my bean will come, eventually. But we will DTD tonight and keep our fingers crossed!
post #114 of 453
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Originally Posted by LadyWillow View Post
I am so new to all of this TTC lingo. I have no idea what some of the acronyms mean. <snip> ... My husband thinks I may already preg. I dont know if it is that fact that he keeps saying that or that I really am but I am starting to get symtoms. .... With my second I KNEW I was preg, because I felt like an alien had moved in and taken over .. my body does not feel the same.
Some other acromyns we use a lot are POAS=pee on a stick (HPT) HPT=home pregnancy test BD=baby dance/sex BFP=big fat positive BFN=big fat negative. FF=fertility friend charting website Let us know if there are others you want to know and like someone else said there is a sticky. I know what you mean about people putting it in your head, that is pawerful stuff! I hope he's right! I also know exactly what you mean with the whole alien thing. I don't know how I've let my self hope/think I'm pregnant because I haven't had that feeling since. I had it when I had an early mc and then when pregnant with my daughter. Very creepy, not at home in my own body no control over myself feelings....yuck!

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Originally Posted by Bella Catalina View Post
Sarah, : that you O!


As for me, 5dpo and temp is still high. I know I am going to get my hopes up if my temp is still high tomorrow, and dammit! I want to be impartial because it's too devastating when AF shows the day after I start thinking "well maaaaybe my LP will be longer this cycle..."
Thanks for the well wishes! I'm hoping for a temp jump in the AM, we'll see.....

I really hope you get those high temps! It really sucks when your LP is so short you don't even get a chance to test early before it comes! I've been there. How long were you on the B6? It took a couple months for me to really see a difference with it but I've added 4/5 days to my LP in the last 5 months. :for you!

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Originally Posted by jenangelcat View Post
I managed to change dh's mind last night and this morning my temps took a huge nosedive. My cervix was high and maybe open (couldn't reach) the other day and today it's low and open. If h/o means ovulation, and low/closed means post ovulation, what does low and open mean?! If only your fertility was measured by now much you want it....
I hope you get a nice temp jump in the AM, that looks like a great O dip there!:

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Originally Posted by ChildoftheMoon View Post
Cd 1 for me. I had a 34 day cycle, shorter than the previous (first cycle). My body seemed to try and ovulate three times during this cycle, if I finally ovulated on the third time then that means only a 6 day luteal phase.....poop.
. I'm glad you had a shorter cycle though! I've had those cycles where I possibly could have Oed a few times, now that I'm temping I haven't had one of those and actually Oed. I'm sure it is totally different for everyone though. Oh I just saw that this was your second pp cycle, that's pretty good for that then. Hopefully this next one will be back to "normal" and have a nice obvious O!

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Originally Posted by gabbyquilts View Post
i have an "ask the experts" question and I think this may be the best place to put it...
If a few days of sore nipples don't equal a bfp...what else could they mean?
I have only had my cycle back for 4 months, we've been ttc for 3 of them and Leif is nursing to fall asleep only, about 3 times a day. Last month I had sore nipples during my 2ww, but then i got af. No I have them again...Does that mean anything, like maybe I am o-ing late?
I have been temping, but I am not that great at it yet, and am thinking about getting the opks for next cycle.
thanks for any suggestions
gabby
I get sore/sensitive nipples frequently around O and before AF as well so it is not a reliable sign of anything for me. I think the hormonal changes during those times are enough to cause it in some women. Do you have definate temp shifts to see when you are Oing? Some people really liek the OPK, they don't do much for me. I've tried them 3 cycles now and they don't help me but I know people that swear by them. If your temps aren't great tehn they may help you pinpoint everything. Don't worry about the sensitive nipples though!

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Originally Posted by madis81 View Post
So.... I poas this afternoon.....



WOW!!! It seems so surreal.... I mean, it took 2 years since ppaf to get I am going to poas everyday until I do see the Dr........ WOW!
:::::YEAH!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

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Originally Posted by healthnutmama View Post
I got a +OPK this am and I feel like poo today. I'm fairly certain that means I'm Oing today/tomorrow for certain. Only temps will tell.
:

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Originally Posted by naturegirl View Post
My appt. went well. She didn't find any problems and says my cervix looks great! She doesn't see signs of any pathology at all. She did say I have TONNES of fertile cervical mucus! She said she doesn't usually see so much great, fertile mucus and her advice as to go home and dtd pronto!
I'm really glad everything went well today! I'm glad that everything checked out and there's no need to worry!: you catch that egg!!!

Well my temp is still down and FF took my cross hairs back AGAIN! I'm thinking I may have Oed today so I hope to see a temp jump in the AM. If not I'm afraid being sick messed things up, I hope not!:

Eastky, how are you? Are you getting in to your doc?

Janet, how are you doing? I hope all is well, or getting there atleast

Jen&James I hope you are doing okay
post #115 of 453
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Originally Posted by jenangelcat View Post
If only your fertility was measured by now much you want it....
oh yeah, then we would all be pg right about now!
hope dtd did the trick for you.

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Originally Posted by ChildoftheMoon View Post
Ds is 20 months and nursing a ton around the clock, he loves his mama milk!:
I have one of those marathon nursers. he especially enjoys the all night diner!

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Originally Posted by gabbyquilts View Post
If a few days of sore nipples don't equal a bfp...what else could they mean?
could be sore nipples with o

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Originally Posted by madis81 View Post
So.... I poas this afternoon.....



WOW!!! It seems so surreal.... I mean, it took 2 years since ppaf to get I am going to poas everyday until I do see the Dr........ WOW!
: :
Yeah Charis!!!!! Congrats!!
Let me know when you would like to be the first added to may success stories.

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Originally Posted by naturegirl View Post
3 of her births last month were with women in their 40's and one was her first baby. I have many reproductive years and my bean will come, eventually. But we will DTD tonight and keep our fingers crossed!
that also gives me hope. i am so glad everything checked out. isn't it amazing how we can wok ourselves up into a tizzy?
: hope tonight is effective!
post #116 of 453
just a little vent here, i was messing with ff since it has been weird this cycle and even if i put in 4 days of high temps it won't give me cross hairs! ggrrrr. i guess because i had those 3 high temps when i was sick but i now have 3 low temps and fertile cm but neg opks. damn, who knows. if my temps do go up i'll just do a manual override but for some reason this is really irritating me tonight!
post #117 of 453
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Originally Posted by madis81 View Post
So.... I poas this afternoon.....



WOW!!! It seems so surreal.... I mean, it took 2 years since ppaf to get I am going to poas everyday until I do see the Dr........ WOW!
Congrats mama!!!!!
post #118 of 453
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Originally Posted by sarahn4639 View Post
just a little vent here, i was messing with ff since it has been weird this cycle and even if i put in 4 days of high temps it won't give me cross hairs! ggrrrr. i guess because i had those 3 high temps when i was sick but i now have 3 low temps and fertile cm but neg opks. damn, who knows. if my temps do go up i'll just do a manual override but for some reason this is really irritating me tonight!
I am new to FF, but I thought it didn't draw the lines until you have 3 temps above the coverline?
post #119 of 453
Madis, congratulations!! That is so exciting.

Cheryl, I'm glad that your appt went well and there is lots of EWCM to speak of! Good luck!

I'm still waiting for something to happen. I'm on CD 32 and have yet to O or bleed. We are traveling to London on Monday, hopefully it won't throw things off anymore than they already are.
post #120 of 453
heather-you are right, i was putting in high temps for the next few days (ahead of time) just to see what it would do. my temp was low again today and i just messed with it and if i have 3 high temps it will now give me the cross hairs. i guess it just wanted one more day.

sharon
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