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post #41 of 546
Hello ladies? Mind if I join you?

I fall into the category of waiting to be ready. DH and I recently made the decision to TTC #3 this fall. I'm running my half-marathon in 2 weeks and we'll be officially TTC right after that. After all this time of contemplating #3 it's a little freaky saying we're actually going to do this but I'm really excited too. I think I'll be ovulating the week after my race so we'll see how quickly we get down to business!
post #42 of 546
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Originally Posted by pitchfork View Post
I'm Waiting to O!

Robin and Goin' Green, I'm about right there with you cycle wise. Had a little bit of EWCM and got excited, but no temps just yet...unless I had the pre-rise dip you talked about. It's confusing.

Monica, did you find vitex to affect your milk supply at all?
I took vitex off and on for a year to TTC DD2, and I started taking it again this May. It always affects my supply. That's the reason I kept stopping it last time, this time I took a low dose of fenugreek for a week after my supply had dropped down to nothing, I timed it right when AF started since fenugreek is a uterine stimulant and not to be used during pg. I didn't want to take it after I had O'ed. It's been two weeks since I stopped the fenugreek and my supply is quite strong again.
post #43 of 546
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Originally Posted by Jilian View Post
Hi mamas, I'd like to re-join. I still have yet to see my first PPAF and I'm 14 mos pp. I'd like at least one PPAF before TTC baby #3. I was temping and charting for a while a few mos back then got discouraged and stopped. DS2 is still nursing pretty frequently.

Any suggestions for helping PPAF return?! It is very important to me to chart and have an exact O date and due date because this will be a closely monitored pregnanct due to DS2's heart defect.
I used vitex to induce AF back after DD1. It can take 2-3 months since it is a slow acting herb.
post #44 of 546
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Originally Posted by Jilian View Post
Any suggestions for helping PPAF return?! It is very important to me to chart and have an exact O date and due date because this will be a closely monitored pregnanct due to DS2's heart defect.
I gently nightweaned my DD in order to help get my first PPAF. She was about 18.5 months old and nursing about every 45-90 minutes all night long. I just couldn't do it anymore. About 3 weeks after nightweaning, I ovulated and 5 days after that I got my first PPAF.

We are still mostly nightweaned, pretty much not nursing from 9pm-3am or longer. I've heard at my LLL meetings that it sometimes takes 5-6 hours of not nursing at night for your body to get back in the swing of things again.

Hope this helps!
post #45 of 546
I think I O'd yesterday, so please move me to TWW!

If I O'd yesterday and my cervix is already low and firm and no more EWCM, would BDing today do any good?
post #46 of 546
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Originally Posted by jenmn View Post
I gently nightweaned my DD in order to help get my first PPAF. She was about 18.5 months old and nursing about every 45-90 minutes all night long. I just couldn't do it anymore. About 3 weeks after nightweaning, I ovulated and 5 days after that I got my first PPAF.

We are still mostly nightweaned, pretty much not nursing from 9pm-3am or longer. I've heard at my LLL meetings that it sometimes takes 5-6 hours of not nursing at night for your body to get back in the swing of things again.

Hope this helps!
Thanks. Any suggestions on gently nightweaning? I'd like to try to encourage him to slow down on the night nursing in a few more mos.
post #47 of 546
Af showed.

Please move me to Waiting to O.

How can I encourage earlier ovulation? I O'd last time on CD38... way to long anf I had a short LP (10 days) 2x posted
post #48 of 546
Jillian - we also did some very gentle nightweaning, but not until he was around 22/23 mos. We had tried earlier than that - but in my opinion, the kiddos will let you know VERY quickly if they are ready or not. It was clear to me when ds was ready for it. We used the Jay Gordon method (not recommended for kids under 12mos). I guess also assuming you co-sleep.

http://www.drjaygordon.com/development/ap/sleep.asp

HTH!
post #49 of 546
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Originally Posted by KaliShanti View Post
Af showed.

Please move me to Waiting to O.

How can I encourage earlier ovulation? I O'd last time on CD38... way to long anf I had a short LP (10 days) 2x posted


I'd love to know if you find anything about encouraging faster O.
post #50 of 546
I am also pretty sure I O'd yesterday please move me to the 2WW too
post #51 of 546
Hi everyone! I've been lurking these past few weeks. I had my first baby, dd Violet, this past April 13, at home in the water. My pregnancy and labour were wonderful and my dh and I can't wait to give her a little sister or brother. Being only almost 4mths pp, I'm not sure when my cycles will return. We are exclusively breastfeeding and cosleeping.

I'm hoping to actively start trying in Dec, but if AF shows before then, we wont be trying to avoid. So you can put me in the Hoping To Catch The First Egg. I haven't been charting my temps, but I do check my cm and my cervix is closed up like Fort Knox right now. So, I'm not too hopeful that anything will be happening soon.

For those of you nudging af back into gear, what did you start with? Night weaning? Dropping 1 or 2 feeds/24hrs? Vitex? What is the most gentle way to begin? I really don't want to muck up my bf'ing relationship with my daughter.

Happy to get to know everyone!!
post #52 of 546
Hi all,

Just wanted to add myself to the list, we are most definitely going to TTC this month, and we are trying to sway the odds for a girl. I have had serious baby fever for most of this year! I've only been watching my cycle closely for the past couple of months though, and am signed up on fertilitygal. I am pretty sure that my AF is going to start tomorrow, and if all goes as planned, then we should be able to conceive on the 16th-18th. We'll see how it goes.....

Best of luck to all of you!

~Mia

Forgot to add, I'm guessing I should be in the Hoping to catch the first egg list
post #53 of 546
Can you move me to TWW please?

I'm pretty sure I o'd yesterday, although FF will probably put it at Saturday based on temps. Whatever....as long as I o'd! Now the real waiting begins! AhHHHHHH!
post #54 of 546
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Originally Posted by goin' green View Post
Thanks for the link. ds had been sleeping through the night, then went to waking again once a night - which I was ok with... but recently 2 or 3 times again. I suspected this had nothing to do with hunger, so I tried this last night and it went extremely well! I feel so good to have a huge chunk of continuous sleep again.
Also, this month af got taken hostage somewhere - maybe by the NightDrinker... if I get him back to sleeping maybe I can rescue her.
post #55 of 546
Please move me to waiting to be ready

I think I will pump in advance and try the 24 hours without nursing after DS's molars come in. As much as I'd love to sleep better I just don't think he's ready for a nightwean and he's also underweight so I'd hate for him to lose more.
post #56 of 546
Hello! I would like to join. I'm in the 2ww right now, 1DPO. My babe is 8 months old now and I've had 3 AF's. My luteal phase is so short! Only 6-7 days! I'm taking vitex this month and really hope it improves things. I O'd 2 days sooner than last month (CD 17) so I hope that translates to longer luteal phase.

Keeping my fingers crossed for everyone!
post #57 of 546
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by iluvmybabies View Post
I must have got lost in last months thread but I got my BFP on Monday!

Please move me to July success stories
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Originally Posted by riversong View Post
I also got a bfp on the 28th, so you can add me to the July Success Stories. We're really hoping this one sticks! Good luck and lots of baby dust to all of you!

:: yay! Congratulations, Mamas!!!

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Originally Posted by woodstar View Post
Hi! May I join?? I am still nursing my almost-2 year old.
Of course! Welcome - I hope your stay here is short!


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Originally Posted by KaliShanti View Post
Well, I'm spotting. And cramping. I'm 10DPO. What a short LP. This stinks.
Bummer! A 10 day LP is do-able, though. That's what I had when I conceived DS. Hope August is better for you!

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because, I hope the lucky thread hostess dust rubs off on you!
Thanks!

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Originally Posted by Jilian View Post
Hi mamas, I'd like to re-join.

Any suggestions for helping PPAF return?! It is very important to me to chart and have an exact O date and due date because this will be a closely monitored pregnanct due to DS2's heart defect.
Welcome back! If I had any tricks for bringing back AF, I'd have gotten it before 27 months PP. Sorry! I hope you find something that works for your body soon!

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Originally Posted by *Robin* View Post
I think I O'd yesterday, so please move me to TWW!

If I O'd yesterday and my cervix is already low and firm and no more EWCM, would BDing today do any good?
Dunno. They say that the egg lives 24 hours so DTD today can't hurt but I've always suspected that the closed cervix and drier CM makes it harder for the sperm to get through. DTD anyway, though, I'd say.

We're back from the 3-day wedding extravaganza. It was awesome but I've got a raging head cold now so I really need a day or two to recover. I'm 6dpo and thinking of testing on Thu for DH's birthday. It'll be 9dpo but I know not to put too much stock into a test then.

Off to update the front page... let me know if I've missed you.
post #58 of 546
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Tourmaline View Post
Hello! I would like to join. I'm in the 2ww right now, 1DPO. My babe is 8 months old now and I've had 3 AF's. My luteal phase is so short! Only 6-7 days! I'm taking vitex this month and really hope it improves things. I O'd 2 days sooner than last month (CD 17) so I hope that translates to longer luteal phase.

Keeping my fingers crossed for everyone!
Welcome! You've been added. I hope that this is it for you!
post #59 of 546
I'm Waiting to O. I did actually O last month (yay!), but never got moved over to Waiting to Know. No big deal since my LP was a grand 5 days and DH and I completely missed the egg. :

I hope it will improve over the next few months although I'm toying with using Vitex to help it along. I had a short LP when I wasn't nursing and conceived DD my second month on Vitex and Vitamin B6.

Did anyone else take B6 for your LP? How much? I'm worried about DD getting too much through my breastmilk.
post #60 of 546
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Originally Posted by bdoody11 View Post
I'm Waiting to O. I did actually O last month (yay!), but never got moved over to Waiting to Know. No big deal since my LP was a grand 5 days and DH and I completely missed the egg. :

I hope it will improve over the next few months although I'm toying with using Vitex to help it along. I had a short LP when I wasn't nursing and conceived DD my second month on Vitex and Vitamin B6.

Did anyone else take B6 for your LP? How much? I'm worried about DD getting too much through my breastmilk.
I'm taking B6. The first month I took 50mg and my LP was still 6 days. This month I'm taking 50mg B6 and 50mg B-vit complex. From what I've read the B vitamins are water soluble so what isn't used/needed you just pee out. That is why the B vitamins make your pee so bright yellow!
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