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post #241 of 343
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Originally Posted by jannyjo View Post
ladies. Those bfns are so hard to see even if we don't expect to see a +.
Indeed they are. I've had 5 now this cycle.
post #242 of 343
I'm thinking I probably didn't actually O when I thought I did. I got some OPKs about 2 days after I thought I O'd and I still didn't have any color whatsoever on the tests. I'm on CD62. I started taking Vitex, I know you're not supposed to start it midcycle but I was hoping it might fix whatever is wrong with me.
So I guess move me back to waiting to O please.
post #243 of 343
Hey Everyone!

I'm new! My name is Samantha and am a self proclaimed LURKER! It's sad but true, but now I'm here! A proud nursing mama of a one and I want MORE! I;m an only child and would love to have six or seven in my future! My husband and I are really young, me 22 my husband 24 so I think we have time to make that happen! Anyway I got my cycle back in May, my son Dakota is
16mo and I nurse quite a bit, alittle bitter sweet actually, I enjoy nursing but really want another babe. So we are in the midst of night weaning which is going okay, sad but okay. And hoping that will bring on a strong O! so We'll see in the mean time put me in the

2ww!

and in the mean time let's all put out to the universe that we intend to get what we naturally want and rightly deserve! A sweet little babe!
; )

Samantha
post #244 of 343
Hi Samantha! If you're ovulating, there's no reason to wean, y'know...

--Heather
post #245 of 343
Hey Heather,
Yeah I know I don't have to wean, night weaning regardless of ttc or not Has to happen for me Dakota is what I like to call me "spirited" babe, he has a strong need to suck and nurse and after nursing for about 8-12x at night when I only get 7hrs of sleep, do the math and fiqure out how much sleep this mama is actually getting so very gently and gradually we are supporting him through this transition becuase I'm just plain tired of nursing and not sleeping. I'm sure many mothers can relate. I am hoping however that night weaning will bring a strong O so that my chances of concieving are higher than previous months. We'll see, women's bodies are so mysterious.

Samantha
post #246 of 343
Wow I can not type! Having a baby on your lap does not make this easy! Sorry guys I swear I am not a dummy!

Samantha
post #247 of 343
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Originally Posted by naturalmamaof1 View Post
Wow I can not type! Having a baby on your lap does not make this easy! Sorry guys I swear I am not a dummy!

Samantha
Don't worry, it makes total sense to me!

I'm sure you'll find that the mommies on this thread will be able to offer a wealth of support and advice when needed!
post #248 of 343
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Originally Posted by naturalmamaof1 View Post
We'll see, women's bodies are so mysterious.
Aren't they, though? :

Okay, I can't count how many times I have seen posts crying "everyone around me is pg", so I know this is so cliche on a ttc thread, but . . .


Everyone is PG!!!! : I really am happy for them, but geez. I want it to be my turn. To be totally honest I feel embarrassed. Like there is something wrong with me. Like they all pity me. I know that is ridiculous and that it is mostly in my head, but that's how I feel. Embarrassed that I can't get pg. Blah. Just had to get that out there.
post #249 of 343
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Originally Posted by attached2mason View Post
Aren't they, though? :

Okay, I can't count how many times I have seen posts crying "everyone around me is pg", so I know this is so cliche on a ttc thread, but . . .


Everyone is PG!!!! : I really am happy for them, but geez. I want it to be my turn. To be totally honest I feel embarrassed. Like there is something wrong with me. Like they all pity me. I know that is ridiculous and that it is mostly in my head, but that's how I feel. Embarrassed that I can't get pg. Blah. Just had to get that out there.
I nearly cried an hour ago when I walked into a convenience store and a pg lady was checking out. I'm happy for everyone too, but at the same time :
post #250 of 343
Congratulations to those who O'ed recently, I'll cross my fingers for you. Also, congratulations to those who are happy about AF visiting (I'm more than a little jealous).

I think I may have O'ed, because I was feeling really sore and crampy like I was getting AF or an ovarian cyst, but then I had an absolutely insane amount of ewcm for a couple of days, after having nothing very special for a few months. Anyway, I'm starting to feel better and less crampy and bad, so maybe it happened.

If I were to get a OPK, would it still show that I O'ed? I have a mw appt Monday, so maybe I should just save my $ and have her do the hormonal detective work. At the very least, I'm going to get a new battery for my bbt thermometer so I can try to start charting again because it sucks not to know for sure if I O'ed or not.

Anyway, any wisdom from those who have gone through the return to fertility thing would be appreciated. Thanks!
post #251 of 343
Hey all! I have been charting my temps these past couple of weeks after getting my 1st ppaf almost 2 weeks ago, and we'll see if I'm actually O'ing or not....but on another note:

Does anyone else struggle with the fact that you will more than likely lose your milk supply or have it greatly diminish with a pregnancy? As much as I would LOVE to get pregnant, I can't help but feel very emotional at the fact that when the day comes that I actually see a BFP, that will mark the countdown of ds's nursing days. (I'm pretty sure I won't tandem, but could change my mind........)

Does anyone else struggle with these emotions? Can you help put this all in perspective for me? Is it normal to feel this way?
post #252 of 343
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Originally Posted by attached2mason View Post
Aren't they, though? :

Okay, I can't count how many times I have seen posts crying "everyone around me is pg", so I know this is so cliche on a ttc thread, but . . .


Everyone is PG!!!! : I really am happy for them, but geez. I want it to be my turn. To be totally honest I feel embarrassed. Like there is something wrong with me. Like they all pity me. I know that is ridiculous and that it is mostly in my head, but that's how I feel. Embarrassed that I can't get pg. Blah. Just had to get that out there.
I'm a lurker but I had to respond to this! I went to one of our regular playgroups a couple weeks ago and I was the only one there who wasn't pg! Literally EVERYONE else there that day was pregnant. And I have the oldest kid there (dd just turned 2). I swear I almost left.
post #253 of 343

TMI alert

OK, it is cycle day 8 for me (9?) and already I have EWCM?? The earliest I have ever o'd is day 17 or so, and lately my cycles have been around 39 days. There is NO way I am already about to o. But I usually do not get EWCM this early. Anyone else?

And, yes...everyone is pg! Not *everyone*, but a *lot* of people I know. Many people who have a dc my dd's age already have #2. It doesn't bother me too much, though...I'm still ambivalent enough about the reality of #2 that at this point, I figure if it happens soon it happens soon and if not I will have a larger spacing than most of my friends' kids...which will have its advantages.

ryan'smom, I totally feel this way, sad to think of dd weaning if I get pg. Actually I am fine with her weaning at this age (she is 2.4) if it were her own idea, but she is so attached to nursing, it would make me very sad if due to my own discomfort I had to wean her...she would not take to it well. I have NEVER planned to tandem nurse but I just might consider it w/ dd, b/c the older she gets the more attached to "nummies". If I could figure out a way to gently, gradually wean I would...but so far I can't.

OPK question: no, if you already O'd, the OPK would not show it. It would likely be negative (you might get a line but not as dark as test line). However you might as well poas just in case you haven't o'd yet, if you get a positive OPK you are still pre-O!
post #254 of 343
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Originally Posted by SereneBabe View Post
I just had a chuckle when I read about working around the co-sleeping toddler's schedule. At first I thought you meant that you actually were having sex in BED. What a strange and foreign concept -- we have a whole system of a "nice" place far from our sleeping daughter. The very few times we've managed to visit our king sized bed for the business have been HEAVENLY (she's at a friend's house, or something like that).

--Heather

Not quite Although we kid about sticking him in the 'playpan' (our unused co-sleeper holds all the large toys) and putting it in front of the tv. We haven't gotten that desperate yet. Our favorite place is the living room. We put the papasan chair cushion on the floor. (Even though we have a guest room so a bed is possible).
post #255 of 343
just reading along and learning from all!

And we have resorted to a short tv show so that a little action can occur
post #256 of 343
just wanted to update i got my IUD removed on wednesday and yesterday i had a tiny bit of spotting (i think from the removal) and then today A LOT of spotting to the point where i'm chaning panty liners and considering getting a real pad...anyway do you think this is just from getting it removed? or is it AF and this is CD1??? i'm getting a new BBT this weekend but i'm just not sure about the other thing :

tia
post #257 of 343
I think spotting is normal for IUD removal but have not BTDT.

As for where to, urm, engage in indoor sports - DH and I just wait for DD to go to sleep and we have a futon that we unroll in the living room. (DD sleeps in a crib in our bedroom.)
post #258 of 343
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Originally Posted by ryan'smom View Post
Hey all! I have been charting my temps these past couple of weeks after getting my 1st ppaf almost 2 weeks ago, and we'll see if I'm actually O'ing or not....but on another note:

Does anyone else struggle with the fact that you will more than likely lose your milk supply or have it greatly diminish with a pregnancy? As much as I would LOVE to get pregnant, I can't help but feel very emotional at the fact that when the day comes that I actually see a BFP, that will mark the countdown of ds's nursing days. (I'm pretty sure I won't tandem, but could change my mind........)

Does anyone else struggle with these emotions? Can you help put this all in perspective for me? Is it normal to feel this way?

I totally struggle with this! This is actually the reason that I am not actively TTC right now. My dd is high needs and I can not imagine having to wean her because of a pg . Also, I have an irritable uterus so I am always on bedrest during my pregnancies and I am sure that I will not be able to nurse because of that also. I would tandem if I could- but even if I did maintain my milk supply- there's the irritable uterus thing I have to worry about. It's a hard decision to make. So, I totally know where your coming from!
post #259 of 343
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Originally Posted by mclisa View Post
And we have resorted to a short tv show so that a little action can occur
That is how we got Lynnette. DS1 was at his dad's and DD1 and DS2 were watching tv while DH and I got a little alone time .

Lately, it has been very late at night, in the living room, once all the kiddies are fast asleep. Lynnette is in our King Size bed and we are having to make do with the sofa
post #260 of 343
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Originally Posted by naturalmamaof1 View Post
Hey Heather,
Yeah I know I don't have to wean, night weaning regardless of ttc or not Has to happen for me Dakota is what I like to call me "spirited" babe, he has a strong need to suck and nurse and after nursing for about 8-12x at night when I only get 7hrs of sleep, do the math and fiqure out how much sleep this mama is actually getting so very gently and gradually we are supporting him through this transition becuase I'm just plain tired of nursing and not sleeping. I'm sure many mothers can relate. I am hoping however that night weaning will bring a strong O so that my chances of concieving are higher than previous months. We'll see, women's bodies are so mysterious.

Samantha
UGH! My dd is exactly that way. I keep thinking "how in the world could I survive like this if I was pregnant"! I am a walking zombie most days anyway-Coffee is my best friend
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