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post #61 of 137
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So I have a question about the Shettles book. I read one a while back that seems to talk alot about what everyone was saying....then I read in the back under breastfeeding. It clearly stated that the methons in the book will not work while breastfeeding. Any thoughts? I am still nursing. I go back and forth between wanting a girl or another boy.
I can only imagine that this pertains to breastfeeding before AF comes back on a regular basis. I'm breastfeeding my toddler, but with regular cycles so I doubt this will affect anything.
post #62 of 137
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I noticed your kids ages....... we have a bit in common in that area!! My boys are 11, 10, and then we waited forever to have our little guy which is 14 months My first 2 are 13 months apart..... how about yours???
That's funny, I was just going to make the same comment to you. We planned ours that way because when we got married dh wanted SIX kids, close together, I wanted ONE, MAYBE TWO if spaced far apart. So our compromise was 2 close together, talk to me again in 10 years. And now I've agreed to four. (My first two wound up 18 mos apart, w/ no bc only bf.)
post #63 of 137
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That's funny, I was just going to make the same comment to you. We planned ours that way because when we got married dh wanted SIX kids, close together, I wanted ONE, MAYBE TWO if spaced far apart. So our compromise was 2 close together, talk to me again in 10 years. And now I've agreed to four. (My first two wound up 18 mos apart, w/ no bc only bf.)
Too cute! I would like 4 as well, although we have never really put a number on how many kids we would have??? I'm hoping next one is a girl which is why I plan to chart and stuff. It's cool though because even if we have more than 4..... the first 2 are so much older that it won't feel like so much! I think???
post #64 of 137
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Holy cow, you started YOUNG! I did too, but not *that* young! I had my first when I was 19 and my second came along 18 months later. The first two were unplanned pregnancies and I totally wasn't ready for them. We waited six years until we really were ready to have kids. My youngest is 18 months now. It's weird because it almost feels like we have two sets of kids. The last two are the ones that were lucky enough to get us when we knew what we were doing!
I know exactly what you mean! I was 16 when I had my first and then 13 months later came "oops" #2...... , just kidding! They are loved just the same as #3. One thing I've noticed is that people tend to think that #3 was the big "OOPS", maybe because of the huge gap??? It kind of bothers a bit because he is the one that we actually planned and really, really, wanted to come more than anything....... know what I mean???
post #65 of 137
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I've noticed is that people tend to think that #3 was the big "OOPS", maybe because of the huge gap???
Yeah, people either assume #3 was a "surprise" or that he has different dad. I'd rather they ask so I can clarify tho. I don't believe in oopses.
post #66 of 137
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Yeah, people either assume #3 was a "surprise" or that he has different dad. I'd rather they ask so I can clarify tho. I don't believe in oopses.
I know! I was just playing around.... I would hate for my guys to grow up thinking they were a mistake .......... and as for people asking....... that would be so much easier! But then I would wind up posting a thread that said..... "why can't people just mind their business???" You can't win... huh??? Take care hun!
post #67 of 137
I think we have made the mistake of choosing a name, totally falling in love with it and using it to refer to our yet to be conceived baby as such now we're hoping we can make a girl. I wish names were just for babies and not for boys and girls. Other than having a name we really don't mind, we have in mind to be pretty gender neutral in it's upbringing. But we have this name...
post #68 of 137
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I think we have made the mistake of choosing a name, totally falling in love with it and using it to refer to our yet to be conceived baby as such now we're hoping we can make a girl. I wish names were just for babies and not for boys and girls. Other than having a name we really don't mind, we have in mind to be pretty gender neutral in it's upbringing. But we have this name...
This sounds a bit like us. I am hoping for a girl first mostly for the reasoning that we can only agree on a girl's name...we actually can agree on several girl's names but no boy's names! If we have a boy it may be called Baby Boy for a good while
post #69 of 137
Hey,
Well, we're done trying for this cycle! I don't really know when I ovulated but I'm thinking yesterday. We DTD right up to yesterday. I know that goes against all I had planned, but my CM has been so bad (well, non existent) and I didn't know if I'd ovulated, and I didn't want to be kicking myself later for not trying long enough. I will be happy with whatever sex I'm given. I think we still have a good chance of having a girl - I never reached EWCM and it was acidic. So now I just have to wait and see if I'm even pregnant. If I'm not pregnant then I think I'm going to try some supplements to increase CM and then maybe I can time things better. Of course I'd rather be pregnant and not have to worry about 'next cycle'.

Oh, I also have a girl name that I am absolutely in love with. I have a boy name picked out, but boy names just aren't as fun
post #70 of 137
oh Gillian, good luck, I'm sending lots of pink vibes to you!
post #71 of 137
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Hey,
Well, we're done trying for this cycle! I don't really know when I ovulated but I'm thinking yesterday. We DTD right up to yesterday. I know that goes against all I had planned, but my CM has been so bad (well, non existent) and I didn't know if I'd ovulated, and I didn't want to be kicking myself later for not trying long enough. I will be happy with whatever sex I'm given. I think we still have a good chance of having a girl - I never reached EWCM and it was acidic. So now I just have to wait and see if I'm even pregnant. If I'm not pregnant then I think I'm going to try some supplements to increase CM and then maybe I can time things better. Of course I'd rather be pregnant and not have to worry about 'next cycle'.

Oh, I also have a girl name that I am absolutely in love with. I have a boy name picked out, but boy names just aren't as fun

Goodluck! Let's think.... PINK, PINK,PINK!!
post #72 of 137
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I never reached EWCM and it was acidic.
Did you use Ph strips to know CM was acidic? I am just curious! Also - good luck to you!
post #73 of 137
Thanks for the pink vibes! The last couple days I was having little 'chats' with my uterus to help the girl spermies reach the egg first . FF gave me my crosshairs today and it is saying I O'd on CD 25 (2 days earlier than usual) and I was going to stop that day anyway. I don't know if FF is accurate with that though, I'm thinking I O'd CD 26. I guess it doesn't really matter now

Yes, I used pH strips, it was hard to test because there was basically nothing there but the paper became a lighter yellow then it already was. Also, my diet has lots of dairy, and I've been drinking cranberry juice.
post #74 of 137
I am a bit confused. Does dairy make you acidic? I always thought it was the opposite. I know about Cranberry juice, but can someone help me understand the dairy?
post #75 of 137
Just posting my very limited experience. I'm pregnant with #1--we know he's a boy. Intercourse was 3 days before ovulation, missionary, no big O for me. (We weren't trying for a girl, or even trying to conceive--this is just how it all worked out for us.) We both had a distinct preference for a girl at the beginning of all this, but are so happy now about our little boy! Maybe we'll try O+12 if there is a next time...
post #76 of 137
I have heard that women who consume a lot of dairy are more likely to have a girl. I'm assuming that's because it increases acidity. Not sure exactly. Some of the diet things are kinda weird, like oranges (and other citrus?) are supposed to reduce acidity, but you would think it would be the other way around.
post #77 of 137
DH and I were TTC a girl using Shettles before we started seeing a fertility specialist. If we end up doing IUI or IVF we're going to ask for a girl (i read they can do some kind of semen sorting thing? anyone know anything about this?) but if we do end up conceiving naturally, i would like to know ways to influence a girl besides shettles (wouldn't want to risk it with DH's low sperm count and my pcos).
post #78 of 137
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And this works? Or at least, it is a reasonable idea? I am going to have to explain to my medical researcher husband why I am putting pH strips into my lady parts and drinking gallons of cranberry juice ! I can imagine it now...

"Um, what are you doing with those strips? And why are there 5 gallons of organic cranberry juice in the fridge that cost as much as the down payment on our house?"

"I want a girl."

"What? A girl? Yeah, that would be great, but... "

"Yeah, I need to make my vagina acidic, so I have to test in there and then drink up."

"Dear Lord, Alexsam! What's next?!?! Dances on the full moon and a swatch of hair under the pillow? I've dedicated my life to science and here you are with pH strips in your feminine places and a fridge full of juice!"

What should I say to that?

LMAO!
We aren't currently TTC, but when we do I'm praying for a girl. So I'm watching you all very closely!!
Good luck!
post #79 of 137
Ha Ha!!
Does dancing on the full moon really help??
post #80 of 137
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Originally Posted by Gillian28 View Post
I have heard that women who consume a lot of dairy are more likely to have a girl. I'm assuming that's because it increases acidity. Not sure exactly. Some of the diet things are kinda weird, like oranges (and other citrus?) are supposed to reduce acidity, but you would think it would be the other way around.
Are you kidding??? : This explains my 3 boys!! We have never charted or done anything other than PRAY tons for a little girl but have 3 boys. I drink like a gallon of oj a day!! Never in a million years did I think that would REDUCE acidity!!!
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