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post #21 of 217
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And 3for_me, you're going to come straight here in the morning and update, too, right?

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Well I am here and guess what I got this morning???




That's right :

Now the question is do I want to do progesterone? I have had 5 pg so far, well this will make 6, but I had no problems with #1, spotted for 16 weeks with #2, lost #3 at 12 weeks, lost #4 at 9 weeks and then was on progesterone for #5 and she will be 2 in June. The only problem I had with the progesterone was I was sick as a dog. I think I would not relax without taking it so I think I just need to try to stay on top of the sickness and keep eating.
post #22 of 217
Hey all . BFN again this morning. I think AF is on the way, unfortunately .

I am really starting to think that I might be one of the few women who need to wean to get pg. Trouble is, how do you wean a 3+ year old?! I know for those of you with younger babes it seems like it would be easier the older they get, but that certainly hasn't been my experience . Also, I have mixed feelings about weaning, so without a steely resolve, I'm not sure I could actually do it, yk? I told him this morning that I thought he might be getting closer to being too big and grown up for "nums" and he laughed as if it were ridiculous. Then I suggested that if he wants to have a baby brother or sister that the baby will need the nums. He laughed even harder and said "babies don't like nums!" .

Anyone know of any books for preschoolers about weaning?
post #23 of 217
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Originally Posted by 3for_me View Post
Well I am here and guess what I got this morning???

That's right :

Now the question is do I want to do progesterone? I have had 5 pg so far, well this will make 6, but I had no problems with #1, spotted for 16 weeks with #2, lost #3 at 12 weeks, lost #4 at 9 weeks and then was on progesterone for #5 and she will be 2 in June. The only problem I had with the progesterone was I was sick as a dog. I think I would not relax without taking it so I think I just need to try to stay on top of the sickness and keep eating.

Yaaaaay!!!! Congrats, mama! I'm curious what you decide about the progesterone. Keep us updated, OK?

A2M: It could just be early. If you got a shadow yesterday, I wouldn't give up yet. How do you feel? How are your temps? DD was the same way about weaning when she was 3 ish. Thought is was absolutely absurd that she would ever quit nursing. We mostly CLW at 4.5. She hadn't nursed in weeks, she decided she was done and told me, we had a party, etc. then I just held her to it the once or twice she casually asked months later. Seems like if you're ovulating/cycling, weaning shouldn't be required. I don't know. I know that we tried/wanted for DS for 13 months (but that was without cycles hoping to catch the first egg) and it was so frustrating and confusing whether it was all normal for breastfeeding or if there was a problem.
post #24 of 217
Yikes, I've been neglecting this thread! I'm now 4 DPO, so I should be moved to 2WW please!
post #25 of 217
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Hooray for a new month! Because is right... spring is a great time for making babies. I hope we see a lot of BFP's flying around soon.
From your lips... I'm now on day 20 w/ no temp rise. I guess I'll just have to deal w/ a long first pp cycle.
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And 3for_me, you're going to come straight here in the morning and update, too, right?

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Well I am here and guess what I got this morning???




That's right :

Now the question is do I want to do progesterone? I have had 5 pg so far, well this will make 6, but I had no problems with #1, spotted for 16 weeks with #2, lost #3 at 12 weeks, lost #4 at 9 weeks and then was on progesterone for #5 and she will be 2 in June. The only problem I had with the progesterone was I was sick as a dog. I think I would not relax without taking it so I think I just need to try to stay on top of the sickness and keep eating.
YAAY!!! Congrats on the BFP!!!!!!
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Hey all . BFN again this morning. I think AF is on the way, unfortunately .

I am really starting to think that I might be one of the few women who need to wean to get pg. Trouble is, how do you wean a 3+ year old?! I know for those of you with younger babes it seems like it would be easier the older they get, but that certainly hasn't been my experience . Also, I have mixed feelings about weaning, so without a steely resolve, I'm not sure I could actually do it, yk? I told him this morning that I thought he might be getting closer to being too big and grown up for "nums" and he laughed as if it were ridiculous. Then I suggested that if he wants to have a baby brother or sister that the baby will need the nums. He laughed even harder and said "babies don't like nums!" .

Anyone know of any books for preschoolers about weaning?
I don't have any advice. Ds is only 17 mos, but I can't imagine the choice of weaning or getting pg. I'm so nervous that I'll be in that boat. Granted I've just started ttc, but I'm just a paranoid freak.
post #26 of 217
: 3for_me!! Congratulations!

attached2mason, I think there is a book called Michelle the Nursing Toddler that deals with weaning. But I agree with pp, if you are O'ing, then weaning isn't going to do anything.


I thought I O'ed for the first time PP, but I am what I thought was 15dpo with BFN and no signs of AF. I am thinking I got my hopes up for nothing and I didn't really O.
post #27 of 217
Thanks ladies. I am waiting for my midwife to call and I will talk to her about the progestrone.

A2M: Just take it one day at a time. You will know what is right :
post #28 of 217
3for_me - totally forgot to say CONGRATS in my last post

THanks for the support, all. Katie . . . hopefully your stay here will be short and sweet and there will be no need to worry about having to choose. Most mamas have no trouble getting pg once their cycle has returned

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attached2mason, I think there is a book called Michelle the Nursing Toddler that deals with weaning. But I agree with pp, if you are O'ing, then weaning isn't going to do anything.
Thank you for the book recommendation, I'll check it out. I must say, though I have to disagree with your second statement . . .you may very well be right, but to state it as fact just isn't accurate imo. I have been hunting for and reading as much research on fertility and bf'ing as I can find - and have come accross many bfing women ttc through my role as a LLL leader - and have come to the conclusion that there is too little research/evidence on extended nursing and fertility to draw any conclusions like that one. What i do know, though, is that BF'ing affects hormones and hormones affect fertility. For most women getting pg while bf'ing is no problem, but that doesn't seem to be the case for everyone. If DS was younger i wouldnt' even be considering it . . . when he was the age of your little one it would have seemed crazy to even consider it, actually. Believe me, I do not take weaning lightly. Not even sure I will do it. Sorry . .. I guess I am feeling quite sensitive today but it was just hard to give so much thought to something and then have it dismissed point blank in the way that it was.
post #29 of 217
Hi! I kind of forgot that I was on this thread, but just wanted to let you know to move me to BFPs! I got mine on Sunday night, late.

Good luck to all!
post #30 of 217
Congrats cody'smama!!!!!!
Also, I, too, have heard that some women need to totally wean to get pg.
post #31 of 217
I think I'm listed correctly as waiting to O. Last month I tested TWICE b/c my normally clockwork cycle of 29 days stretched to 34!!! But nothin'...

I'm thinking that b/c my dd started nursing like a newborn again, that I might have had a hiccup in my cycle. Regardless, I'm pretty sure I just o'd yesterday - although I'm too lazy to temp right now. So I'm going to give it a day or two before moving over to 2ww....

Sorry to neglect the thread! Congrats to all the BFP's last (and this) month!
post #32 of 217
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Originally Posted by attached2mason View Post
Thank you for the book recommendation, I'll check it out. I must say, though I have to disagree with your second statement . . .you may very well be right, but to state it as fact just isn't accurate imo. I have been hunting for and reading as much research on fertility and bf'ing as I can find - and have come accross many bfing women ttc through my role as a LLL leader - and have come to the conclusion that there is too little research/evidence on extended nursing and fertility to draw any conclusions like that one. What i do know, though, is that BF'ing affects hormones and hormones affect fertility. For most women getting pg while bf'ing is no problem, but that doesn't seem to be the case for everyone. If DS was younger i wouldnt' even be considering it . . . when he was the age of your little one it would have seemed crazy to even consider it, actually. Believe me, I do not take weaning lightly. Not even sure I will do it. Sorry . .. I guess I am feeling quite sensitive today but it was just hard to give so much thought to something and then have it dismissed point blank in the way that it was.
I didn't mean to offend and I am sorry it came off that way. BFing does affect a lot of horomones. I think that is why we are all here. I can see you are very torn between meeting the needs of your current LO through BFing vs. having another baby. I hope the answers you are looking for come to you and you have a bfp in your near future.

As an LLL Leader, I am sure you've heard of the book 'How Weaning Happens', also the LLL Web site has another book for kids about weaning I believe, if you end up needing them.
post #33 of 217
Thanks Robin . I appreciate it!

I have read How Weaning Happens, but it has been a long while. Maybe I need to take another look . ..
post #34 of 217
Thread Starter 
Hello mamas! Sorry I've been a bit MIA lately. I will probably be for most of the month & then ask someone else to host for next month. For right now atleast I think we are not going to TTC afterall I think I am going to have to go back to work & since we already have 2 wonderful blessings already, I think we are going to be done. It just doesn't make much sense to me to have another child if I have to go back to work. Plus I've been a little stressed about where we would put another child anyway since our house is so small. So I'll try to keep up the thread for this month, but unless large sums of money (energy & patience, too) come falling from the sky soon I will probably need someone else to host next month.
post #35 of 217
Cheryl, s. That really stinks! What is your trade? I hope it's something that you love to do!

I'm 8 dpo today and of course I POAS, lol. (Hey, when you have 12 ICs calling your name, I think waiting until 8dpo is pretty impressive!) There is a shadow of nothing on there. I scanned it anyway to play with the settings. I can make something pink show up on the computer. It's halfway between the 8 and 9 dpos I got last month with the chemical. When I tried to put a dent in the white part to see if I could get color in that, I couldn't make that look any more than grey. Soooo.... the result is..... pee on something tomorrow! Inconclusive.
post #36 of 217
Just in case you're a nut like me and want to see pics:

BFN - unaltered

BF? - altered alot
post #37 of 217
Cheryl, It sounds like you're making the best decision for your family.
Because, make sure you keep us updated. I understand the POAS obsession!!!

I was, again, at 97.4 today when my LTL has been 97.2. I'm wondering if maybe I ovulated and I just don't have a big temp jump? I mean, I guess I'll know one way or another in two weeks. Well, I'll know if my temp drops some more, too.
post #38 of 217
because, I am rooting for you!
post #39 of 217
Cheryl- that is a tough decision to make.
because-I hope and pray that you will get a bfp soon.

As for me: YAY!! FF gave me the first CH at CD23. It`s been a long wait but so worth it. Now I`m 3DPO. Could I please be moved to 2 Week Wait?
post #40 of 217
Yay for ovulation. I hope it works out and that you get a bfp soon!!
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