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Well ladies, I have sent the grand list off to Bella Catalina, next month's threadkeeper. Please save any requests for the list until the June thread.
It has been a pleasure being threadkeeper!
Mamanym I did not know if you were ready to be added to success stories yet. You can let BellaCatalina know if you would like to be on the May or June list and when you feel ready to be graduated!
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Thanks anthasam and Elaina . . . good to know there are others dealing with the 2 year old nursling dilemma as well.

We'll see how it goes . . . I think I may have had some O pains this afternoon, so here's hoping temp jumps tomorrow
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: Congrats Mama Nym :

Can I ask a favor???

Can someone PM directions to link to my FF chart in siggy using the chart icon?? It would be very much appreciated!

As for me....I never knew 2 weeks could be so long!! I'm 7DPO, not really feeling much different but analyzing every little thing! You mamas know how it is!!
post #444 of 453
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My temp is up this am. In fact, this is the highest temp I think I have ever recorded. : : :

http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/189415
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CONGRATS MAMANYM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i am beyond ecstatic for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

you!!!
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Your chart is looking great, Elaina. I'm crossing my fingers for you. My chart is all over the place with temps, I think mostly because of DD's voracious night nursing. I am so frustrated with it! I mean, one or two, or even three night nursings I could deal with, but 5 or 6 or more is getting out of hand for a 25 month old, isn't it? And I have tried telling her no "meh-meh"(her name for it), "meh-meh" is nite-nite, etc. This just leads to all out screaming tantrums with no end in sight. I am starting to think of just giving up on trying anymore, and accepting that 2 children is all I'm meant to have. I am 38 years old, after all, and not wanting to wait much longer before having a third. Anyway, sorry to vent here, but no one else understands like you all do. Hope everyone's having a great, fertile day!
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Yay for high temps, Elaina!!!!

Steph . . . sorry to hear about the constant night nursing. It is so hard at that age . . . you want to give them what they need but it gets far harder to not be frustrated by it, especially when TTC . Mine nurses far less often at night, which has been very nice, but instead he nurses for up to 2 hours around 5 or 6 am! ACK!

No temp spike again today . My FF calendar now shows 8 green days in a row - um . . .I don't think so, . I am getting a bit freaked out . . . and getting very impatient. Sorry, I know I sound ridiculous since this is only my first month of charting and second month of charting . . . many of you have been waiting for your BFP far longer . . . the possibility that I may not be o'ing just really freaks me out, kwim?

Anyway, I'm on CD15 - of 26 days - trying to relax.

http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/1a70e2
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mama_nym - YAY!!!!! : : I'm on month 10 myself, so I know how unreal and excited you must feel!!!
- hope you feel better soon.

Whoo-hoo!! oing mamas.

I'm : with the worst sinus something or another I've ever had. It sucks. Right around o time too. I think I'm going to have to break down and take something for relief. I just hope this doesn't ruin the month for me.
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:mama! I am so sorry to hear that you had such a rough experience with your DS and am so happy you've been given the go ahead to conceive again. I hope your DH is on board quickly. Is he the type that would benefit from a long chat with your doctor or from research you come up with on the net? Do they know what caused the rupture? (Sorry if I am being nosey). I hope your cycles even out again and you start ovulating regularly!
I think H's problem is that he just keeps replaying the three days of my labor ending with the complicated c-section, rupture, baby in the NICU, months of healing and physical therapy, etc. in his head and is convinced another baby would equal all those things again. The fact that another pregnancy would be risky and there is a chance the baby would be in the NICU again doesn't give me much ground to guarantee him smooth sailing, you know? Even though it would be so much less complicated than the first time, it's still a risk and he can't seem to get past that right now.

I don't think you are nosey. Ruptures are not too common (thank God!) and I would be curious too. My uterus tore open and through my cervix when they made the incision for my section. It was stretched so thin from the baby being so low for so long - it was a true case of cephalopelvic disproportion - I had labored for 60 hours and pushed for more than an hour before we hit emergency status and he was taken. To prevent it from happening again, I will be watched very carefully for any sign whatsoever of contractions and hopefully I could make it to at least 37 weeks without any. I'll have an amnio to see if the baby's lungs are ok and another c-section as soon as they are. If my cervix won't hold as my pregnancy progresses, I will also have a cerclage. It's nuts how my plans for my beautiful unmedicated birth have turned into this, but I am just so happy to be able to carry another baby that I try not to care. I am grateful to have my first son.
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I think H's problem is that he just keeps replaying the three days of my labor ending with the complicated c-section, rupture, baby in the NICU, months of healing and physical therapy, etc. in his head and is convinced another baby would equal all those things again. The fact that another pregnancy would be risky and there is a chance the baby would be in the NICU again doesn't give me much ground to guarantee him smooth sailing, you know? Even though it would be so much less complicated than the first time, it's still a risk and he can't seem to get past that right now.

I don't think you are nosey. Ruptures are not too common (thank God!) and I would be curious too. My uterus tore open and through my cervix when they made the incision for my section. It was stretched so thin from the baby being so low for so long - it was a true case of cephalopelvic disproportion - I had labored for 60 hours and pushed for more than an hour before we hit emergency status and he was taken. To prevent it from happening again, I will be watched very carefully for any sign whatsoever of contractions and hopefully I could make it to at least 37 weeks without any. I'll have an amnio to see if the baby's lungs are ok and another c-section as soon as they are. If my cervix won't hold as my pregnancy progresses, I will also have a cerclage. It's nuts how my plans for my beautiful unmedicated birth have turned into this, but I am just so happy to be able to carry another baby that I try not to care. I am grateful to have my first son.
Mama, thank you so much for sharing your story. I am so glad you and your little one are healthy and happy. I'm not very good at articulating myself right now, but this is my best attempt and I hope you can see what I mean, when I say that, although I am so sorry that this happened to you, hearing a story of a true emergency and need for a cesarean for a true case of CPD puts my faith back in doctors, because all too often I hear stories of doctors who are quick to choose a scalpel because they are worried over malpractice suits or because a labor is not progressing as they think it should.

That said, I really pray that your DH finds his path to peace with another pregnancy and birth very soon, and for patience for you in the meantime as you wait for him to be ready


Okay mamas, June thread is up! Please post in the new thread.

June thread
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Mama, thank you so much for sharing your story. I am so glad you and your little one are healthy and happy. I'm not very good at articulating myself right now, but this is my best attempt and I hope you can see what I mean, when I say that, although I am so sorry that this happened to you, hearing a story of a true emergency and need for a cesarean for a true case of CPD puts my faith back in doctors, because all too often I hear stories of doctors who are quick to choose a scalpel because they are worried over malpractice suits or because a labor is not progressing as they think it should.

That said, I really pray that your DH finds his path to peace with another pregnancy and birth very soon, and for patience for you in the meantime as you wait for him to be ready
Thank you. I hope I can be patient with him too.

The OB wanted to do a section on the 24 hour mark almost to the minute and I refused. I actually asked my midwives not to let him back in the room because he and I had words over it. They did the rest of the OB consults in the hall until the very end when the OB who did my surgery came to talk to us about all the things that were going wrong with both of us. I know my son is ok now and no one could have known then that I would have CPD, but I still beat myself up over the decisions I made. I guess the guilt is normal when things don't go well. I sometimes wonder if my guilt would be more or less if I had just agreed to that "failure to progress" section at 24 hours. We would not have had the complications we ended up with. But had my pelvis expanded I would have given birth vaginally and we might not have had the complications either.

Oh well. Woulda shoula coulda. I could do that all day.
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I posted to this thread earlier this month I think. I was having a cycle that wasn't going anywhere-no O or AF in site and lots of spotting. I got frustrated and quit temping because my temps were all over the place. I thought it was because of cosleeping and nursing, but now I think I just wasn't going to O that cycle. I had to end the cycle with hormone pills and then starting using OPK for the new cycle. When I was ttc dd I had a anovulatory cycle and then a cycle where I o'd super early (for me, I usually O late). So this time I thought I would catch it by using OPK early. I had been using them for 3 weeks straight with no positive. But then yesterday I started spotting. I first thought it was more crazy mid cycle spotting and I was going to have to go to the dr, but now I think it is AF and I o'd even before I started the OPK. The math works out perfectly that way. I'm happy about that because now I'll start temping again and maybe this cycle won't be so crazy.

I haven't been posting, but I have been reading everyone else's posts. I really find it inspiring and supportive that everyone is having similar issues. My irl friends aren't nursing anymore and it seems like people are starting to get pregnant again. I love reading that other people have trouble temping and cosleeping (not that I want everyone to have trouble, but it makes me feel less crazy!) I love hearing about BFPS too!
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hey mamas, just wanted to pop in and say I FINALLY got my ppaf! 21 mos and 2 days pp! I have no cramps and it's not even very heavy. Incredibly easy. I have family visiting from out of town so I'm super behind on posts. Hope there's lots of bfps!
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