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post #81 of 546
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Originally Posted by freezehead View Post
my temps are just all over the place and i can not for the life of me figure them out.

Freezehead, you aren't alone. I'm right there with you. :

My temps could double as the rocky mountians. sigh. On the upside I think I did figure out how to link my siggy to my chart. At least I don't feel alone in this any more!
post #82 of 546

ugh I hate the 2WW

Okay, so even though we weren't really trying yet, since we had sex the day before O I am in the 2WW. I am really not liking it, I feel like it is such a head game this time around! My son will turn 2 in September and I am defiintley ready to be pregnant again, so I am really wanting it, which of course just makes me blow every little symptom out of proportion and has been giving me major nervous stomach. I finally talked myself off the ledge yesterday and was like "chill out woman!, everything will be fine either way!, stop thinking about it all the time! don't get your hopes up!! etc." And I was finally starting to relax. Then, I get home to a tiny spot of brown CM last night (8 DPO). So of course I am thinking...could it be implantation spotting?? I didn't have any spotting with my first. UGH!
So now my stomach is in knots again! I got pregnant with my son on the first try, so have only endured one 2WW before, and I was not so nerved up about it as this one. I really don't don't what the deal is.
Also, question: lets say it was implanatation spotting - is there any reason to restrict my son's nursing for the next week just to make sure my progesterone levels stay high enough? When I say restrict I mean just keep him at the same level that he has been nursing for the past month- so if he decides he wants an all night nurse-athon (which happens once in a while- he already nurses about 5 times per night as it is) should I comfort him in other ways?
Thanks mamas!!
post #83 of 546
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Originally Posted by LizzyQ View Post
Hi! I have a May 2007n baby too! :
Looks like there are lots of us here with a nursling around 14 mos. I have an early June baby. He's 14 mos today

MommaAimee: How do you like the age spread w/getting preg 15 mos pp? I'm wondering how it would work for us.
post #84 of 546
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Originally Posted by abigail_b View Post
Also, question: lets say it was implanatation spotting - is there any reason to restrict my son's nursing for the next week just to make sure my progesterone levels stay high enough? When I say restrict I mean just keep him at the same level that he has been nursing for the past month- so if he decides he wants an all night nurse-athon (which happens once in a while- he already nurses about 5 times per night as it is) should I comfort him in other ways?
Thanks mamas!!
Unless you have a history of miscarriages, it is perfectly safe to nurse throughout pregnancy, including in your TWW. Check out Kellymom or LLL for more info. And there is a great book, Adventure's in Tandem Nursing, that would answer your questions too.


As for me, why did FF put crosshairs on the wrong day?? I hate that!!
post #85 of 546
Hi! I'm still here...just caught up with everyone's postings...congrats to all the BFPs

Could you please move me to the TWW? Here's hoping that we got lucky! I've only had one PPAF...so, no idea how regular I am.

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post #86 of 546
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Originally Posted by mama*pisces View Post
Do I have to get a basal thermometer, or can I just use a regular one(not that I even have an accurate one.....)? I have a friend that just sticks the regular thermometer in her mouth every morning, and says that she notices a rise in her temp that way right before she ovulates. Any advice? Thanks mamas.
I'm sorry you're frustrated! Charting really does answer some of the questions that make the 2WW so crazy. However, you really should read up on charting from an expert source like Taking Charge of Your Fertility or its site www.tcoyf.com or at Fertility Friend www.fertilityfriend.com. I think your friend might have it backwards: the temp rises BECAUSE of ovulation; it is not a predictor that it will occur.

I would use a real BBT because you don't need any additional confusion if the temp you have is accurate or not. They're only about $10 at any drug store.

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Originally Posted by PinkPantherDiva View Post
Hello ladies...hope you don't mind if I join you. I'm still waiting on my first PP AF to arrive.
Welcome! I hope your stay here is short and sweet.

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Originally Posted by *Robin* View Post
As for me, why did FF put crosshairs on the wrong day?? I hate that!!
FF never even gives me crosshairs. I have to use the manual override everymonth.

I'm 7dpo and getting over a head cold so I don't know what's 2WW and what's cold.
post #87 of 546
well, I think I'm starting my first ppaf. I've been spotting brown all morning. It's only 4-8 days after I ovulated though Does anyone have advice for lengthening my leuteal phase? I'm not too bummed about af in general because at least now I can start monitoring my fertility more firmly.

So, I need to be moved to waiting to o

thanks!
post #88 of 546
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Originally Posted by because View Post
FF never even gives me crosshairs. I have to use the manual override everymonth.
How do you do a manual override? I am new to FF and I can't figure it out.

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Originally Posted by mariew View Post
well, I think I'm starting my first ppaf. I've been spotting brown all morning. It's only 4-8 days after I ovulated though Does anyone have advice for lengthening my leuteal phase? I'm not too bummed about af in general because at least now I can start monitoring my fertility more firmly.

So, I need to be moved to waiting to o

thanks!
While you could be starting your first PPAF, you could also, at 4-8 dpo, be having implantation spotting. I guess if you actually start your period you'll know, but you might have caught that first eggie. :
post #89 of 546
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Originally Posted by *Robin* View Post
How do you do a manual override? I am new to FF and I can't figure it out.
Robin - If you go to your chart in FF - go to the section labeled Ovulation Detector. There should be a box under it called Tuning/Override. You can do it there.
post #90 of 546
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Originally Posted by Jilian View Post
Looks like there are lots of us here with a nursling around 14 mos. I have an early June baby. He's 14 mos today

MommaAimee: How do you like the age spread w/getting preg 15 mos pp? I'm wondering how it would work for us.
my boys are 23.5 months apart and I LOVE IT -- it has been awsome and great and we've had NO problems. OK I know you don't beleive me -- but we are blessed it is TRUE.

I sleep with the two boys -- DH sleeps alone.

Theo is in the process of weaning, on his own, at 8 months past 2. He nursed all of my pregancy. he did "strike" the last 3 weeks or or - he'd ask, but then not latch, but with in 2 weeks of CAP's birth he was back ont eh breast. Latch is not tooo sloppy, but not perfect.

We read a ton of books, and we read them DAILY. we talked about shreing nurse-nurse and the bed front eh day i got the pos test. Theo went to doc appt and heard his heart then the baby heart (and mine to show him it wasn't me). we had an awsome OB.

Theo has handled it a ton better than i had any right to expect.

I think a lot of it is 1. personality 2. how it is presented (we NEVER told Theo he would be BIG, we alwasy said we are having ANOTHER BABY, we never ever told Theo to do this or that because the baby was coming ... we did not attempt PT or limit nurseing or move his bed / bedtime/ or anything at all) 3. how the parents EXPECT it to go. We expected two babies that would love each other and be great together -- adn we got it.

yes it is a bit of a thinking challange -- i remember the first time i took them both out alone -- CAP was 2 weeks and Theo 24 months ..... : it was NOT but now we do it all the time .. learning curve.

MY BFF has a 4 year break and it has SUCKED> the older boy regressed in sleep, and PT and eating adn learned to sneak off when mom nursed the baby and get into stuff and so on .......

Theo will not remember life without little brother.

There was no regression as there was nothing to regress -- he still was in diapers, BF when he wanted to and sleeping with me ....

I think it is the perfect age differnce .... We are praying to have the same or less time between CAP and a new baby ...

Aimee
post #91 of 546
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Originally Posted by goin' green View Post
Robin - If you go to your chart in FF - go to the section labeled Ovulation Detector. There should be a box under it called Tuning/Override. You can do it there.
Thank you! I see it now.

I am switching my O date, but what do I put in for a coverline? How is that calculated? I guess I should drag out my TCOYF.

I keep feeling a funniness in my uterus. I could be imagining it (mostly likely), but it feels 'heavy' on the right side a little. I am crossing my fingers, but it's probably nothing, especially at this point.
post #92 of 546
Can I move to waiting to O?

I can stay there 'till next month.

I am on a break for august but will be back in the game in September.

(my DH and his brother are 2 years and a week apart. DH said he always felt like he got the short end of the stick with joint parties and the like and is insistant we only have one May baby )

G/L to everyone. I hope to see none of you here in September!
post #93 of 546
Hi Mamas! If DS ever stays asleep, I'll catch up on this thread! Please add me! I'm doing the 2WW!
post #94 of 546
[QUOTE=because;11866962]I'm sorry you're frustrated! Charting really does answer some of the questions that make the 2WW so crazy. However, you really should read up on charting from an expert source like Taking Charge of Your Fertility or its site www.tcoyf.com or at Fertility Friend www.fertilityfriend.com. I think your friend might have it backwards: the temp rises BECAUSE of ovulation; it is not a predictor that it will occur.

I would use a real BBT because you don't need any additional confusion if the temp you have is accurate or not. They're only about $10 at any drug store.



Thanks. I didn't realize they were so cheap.
post #95 of 546
I'd love to join too please! We're waiting to O. This is my 4th cycle after miscarriage, and we've been trying since cycles returned.

I do have a question about charting when nursing. How does the nighttime nursing affect the chart? We co-sleep and ds still nurses on-demand essentially, and our wake times vary by an hour or two from day to day.

And for those that mentioned getting the cheap O-POAS.... where can you get those?

TIA!
post #96 of 546
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Originally Posted by LizzyQ View Post
Hi! I have a May 2007n baby too! :
It's good to know I'm not the only insane one.

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Originally Posted by Tourmaline View Post
Hi!! I recognize you from the TBW! I hope you catch the first egg!!

I'm there ALL the time, lol
I hope we catch the first egg too


WOW this thread moves fast! Do you think I should go ahead and start charting now? I took my temp one day last week and no more since.
DH wants us to let things happen naturally, but he also doesn't mind if I chart and not tell him what's going on
I don't know if I'm ready to get all wrapped up in charting just yet. But I would like to know what my body is doing.
post #97 of 546
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Originally Posted by xan View Post
I'd love to join too please! We're waiting to O. This is my 4th cycle after miscarriage, and we've been trying since cycles returned.

I do have a question about charting when nursing. How does the nighttime nursing affect the chart? We co-sleep and ds still nurses on-demand essentially, and our wake times vary by an hour or two from day to day.

And for those that mentioned getting the cheap O-POAS.... where can you get those?

TIA!
find a site on line that sells cheap POAS preggo tests -- i don't rememeber but i know i got the site from a mom here, so someone here will know -- in this thread or in the fertility area -- and buy them.

mine were the dipstick kind, i got 50 for 20 bucks -- there abouts (it was 06).

I gave up on charting and started POAS on CD 8 or 9 .... and by CD 14 I was POAS morn and night ....

Worked for us.


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I do have a question about charting when nursing. How does the nighttime nursing affect the chart? We co-sleep and ds still nurses on-demand essentially, and our wake times vary by an hour or two from day to day.
YES


YES


NN effect ovulation, but it also -- imo -- effect the charting too.

NN and nwaking and having a baby on you all night effects your temps, independant of effecting O. NN Nwaking and co-sleeping with Theo also made my wake up time erratic (we stay home, so after a bad night we'd sleep longer without an alarm) which is also not gonna work so well with temping.

I know moms who do it -- a lot

but it got to be too much for me

I just charted POAS O-test, CM and so on .... and left of the temp.

Aimee
post #98 of 546
I also check CM and POAS a lot. No temp checking for me because of the variable wake up times.

I have a question: *If* I get pregnant while BFing and then my son goes on a nursathon will that effect anything? Or do I have to keep him at the current level?
post #99 of 546
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Originally Posted by Tourmaline View Post
I also check CM and POAS a lot. No temp checking for me because of the variable wake up times.

I have a question: *If* I get pregnant while BFing and then my son goes on a nursathon will that effect anything? Or do I have to keep him at the current level?
I don't THINK so, unless you are high risk for MC.

I don't really know that THAT is anything where they is any real evidence...yk?

I know when i got preggo Theo was 15 months old and 97% EBF ... so it CAN work.

AImee
post #100 of 546
Thanks for the replies...
I've never had a M/C before. However, this spotting has continued- it is brownish/pink and scant but now is day 2 and I think it might be a very slow and early start to AF and/or a sign of progesterone deficiency. I will work with my midwife on this- but is it safe to supplement progesterone while BFing?

Xan- I temp and night nurse and while my temps are a little rocky the O temp shift is very clear. I never ever get 3 hours of uninterrupted sleep- here is my chart: http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/216ee6
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