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post #61 of 913
Hi All!

Hello new posters (and lurkers)!

Oceane for AF. You know me though, I feel pretty confident that you are all going to be big and pg not long from now. :

I have been busy this weekend. I processed and froze an unbelievable amount of tomatoes from our garden on Friday, and we scrubbed down the kitchen so that we could brew some beer with friends on Saturday. All in all a fun weekend, but I really can't even consider eating a tomato right now.

I really should get that thread started. I hope I meet some awesome pregnant vegans to keep me company until you all join me.

Have a beautiful Sunday, vegans! ::
post #62 of 913
Catemom, hopefully there are more interestd PG vegans now than there were when I was posting on that thread in Jan/Feb.

But yeah, we all need to join you! You could PM Lilgreen too.

My chart was super stable in June too when I got PG. So hopefully it is a good sign this cycle! The spotting only happened once today. Strange.
post #63 of 913
good to hear from you, catemom!

snow~pea, I always pick up sweets there, too. it needs to stop, what's the point in exercising if I eat my weight in Swedish sugar? :


veganmama, yay for a stable chart. and early ovulation, just not too early.
post #64 of 913
How are you feeling today oceane? I think the "tweaks" you are making having re-read the diagnosis chapter from the Infertility Cure are going to kick in a give you your BFP soon!

The next cycle after the m/c in February I O'd CD 11 so you never know, I might O early this time too. That's a day or 2 early for me.
post #65 of 913
I bought wheatgrass juice today, it's not 100% pure wheatgrass but enriched with spirulina and green tea and apple juice. I'm doing 2 shotglasses full of that each day, since 1 wouldn't really be so much wheatgrass, right? how much are you drinking, veganmama?
post #66 of 913
Hi vegan friends!

This is my first day alone with Baby Cupcake--DH is back to work today for the first time since the birth. Ok, I guess I haven't really been alone, since my MIL came for an hour or so and made me lunch and tidied my kitchen! But we have been having a very nice day, actually. Baby Cupcake is doing very well--hopefully growing and fattening up!

oceane, I have looked at those curtains many times, and I love them!

Lizzy, I wanted to say thanks so much for the support via PM--we are now doing very well. I missed your LLL thing because 10:00 a.m. is so early when your baby is up for several hours at 3:00 a.m.!
post #67 of 913
Hi VC, I am so glad baby C and you are doing well.

My kids still don't sleep through the night most nights. Eeek.

Oceane, I am doing 2 oz of wheatgrass juice per day. It is dis-gust-ing.
post #68 of 913
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Hey vegans . Hope everyone had a decent monday. We met back with the RE today for our test results. DH passed his exam with flying colors. He has lots of swimmers and most of them are swimming straight. My glucose and insulin levels from the blood test were good and we already knew the x-ray showed my tubes are in good shape and unblocked. So diagnosis is PCOS and rec for treatment is clomid. Told the doc that we're not ready for meds yet and that I want to try work on my overall health first with diet, exercise, and accupunture. He was ok with this, but although he said that its not impossible for me to get pg without meds, he definately illuded that it was extremely unlikely.
Oh well, I am still going to try to get this under control naturally first. Even if he was right and we can't get pg on our own, meds are always an option. He expects to see us back by end of winter(said "see you when the snow thaws" on our way out). I won't have to get anymore testing, we can just pick up where we left off with him if we ever decide to.
post #69 of 913
hi catherine, yay for happy mini cupcake and you! glad to hear you are doing well. I bet it's exciting to be on your own with her all of a sudden...

snow~pea, I'm sure you can treat it with diet and exercise, or at least improve it a lot. you probably already ovulated now, at least according to your chart! and if you feel it takes too much time you bat least know what's up. I'm all for positive thought. let's up our moving time in October! and do a less-sugar challenge or something
post #70 of 913
Catherine- You're so very welcome! You missed a great LLL meeting... I was surprise, actually, how many moms came to discuss "Vegetarianism and Breastfeeding". I was only expecting about 5-6, and ended up having 16 or so! But, I made enough vegan cupcakes for everyone! : (I agree that 10am is too early for moms with very young ones!)

Snow~Pea- Wow, that sounds encouraging I think.. maybe it is just "not time" yet. I went years thinking I could not conceive, then got PG out of the blue. I did take BCP for about 2 weeks before it happened, though. I am pretty sure that helped.
post #71 of 913
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oceane, thanks for the vote of confidence. You are such a great cheerleader! I think I can do it on my own too. And I agree with you and FF that I must have ovulated already, so yay for a "normal" length cycle! I totally failed the fitness challenge for September, I am blaming my getting sick. I will shoot for 1000 min in October! I have been doing ok with sugar, my nemesis is chips! I think my goal is going to be to limit carbs, that should help with pcos too.

Lizzy, I have heard that before about taking bcp to get pg, but I don't get it. How does that work?
post #72 of 913
I'll try 1000 mins, too. will be hard since the weather's getting worse and I usually just cycle everywhere.

I'll be home alone over a loong weekend. what decadent vegan treats should I make myself to consume while watching all the movies DH hates?

Lizzy, that's an awesome class you were giving.
post #73 of 913
Hi ladies, feeling pretty bet up today becasue of all this market turmoil. I am just exhausted.

Anyway, SnowPea, I know you can improve your PCOS naturally. Randine Lewis says so, LOL! Even if you do end up getting meds down the road (fingers crossed that you don'tneed them), the natural things youa re doing to get healthier will help with that.

I am CD 10, had some more spoting yesterday. I had that the cycle after my last m/c too. Makes me feel not that positive about this cycle.
post #74 of 913
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Originally Posted by veganmama719 View Post
Hi ladies, feeling pretty bet up today becasue of all this market turmoil. I am just exhausted.



I am CD 10, had some more spoting yesterday. I had that the cycle after my last m/c too. Makes me feel not that positive about this cycle.
post #75 of 913
oceane and Snow~Pea, how many minutes per day does 1000 minutes come to? My brain doesn't work so well right now! I should join you, because I could use some activity. It would be good for my moods, and it would be nice to get out some before the weather really turns awful.

veganmama, ick on the market stuff. What a disaster. I can't imagine how frustrating it must be to work in finance right now.

Y'know what bothers me? I have these friends who had a baby two days before I did. They formula feed with soy formula, and they tease me that their baby is vegan and mine isn't. Just a joke, but it irritates me nonetheless. :
post #76 of 913
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Hi ladies, feeling pretty bet up today becasue of all this market turmoil. I am just exhausted.
We're feeling it here too Trying to stay calm and prepared.

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Lizzy, I have heard that before about taking bcp to get pg, but I don't get it. How does that work?
Well, it was an accident for me. I decided to take BCP for 2 months to stop my AF for our honeymoon but it ended up making me sick so I quit taking it after 2 weeks, had an early AF and got PG the next cycle (but, that did turn out to be a M/C and then I conceived DS the cycle after the mc).

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I'll be home alone over a loong weekend. what decadent vegan treats should I make myself to consume while watching all the movies DH hates?

Lizzy, that's an awesome class you were giving.
Anything chocolate.. lol

It turned out to be a really great class, and most everyone who came really enjoyed it and learned a lot.

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Y'know what bothers me? I have these friends who had a baby two days before I did. They formula feed with soy formula, and they tease me that their baby is vegan and mine isn't. Just a joke, but it irritates me nonetheless. :
That's awful!! Are they vegan? You're milk is the absolute best thing for your baby, regardless of if it is considered vegan or not!
post #77 of 913
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by veganmama719 View Post
Hi ladies, feeling pretty bet up today becasue of all this market turmoil. I am just exhausted.

Anyway, SnowPea, I know you can improve your PCOS naturally. Randine Lewis says so, LOL! Even if you do end up getting meds down the road (fingers crossed that you don'tneed them), the natural things youa re doing to get healthier will help with that.

I am CD 10, had some more spoting yesterday. I had that the cycle after my last m/c too. Makes me feel not that positive about this cycle.
VM, sorry you are having such a stressful time, try to stay calm if you can. And thanks for the vote of confidence!


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oceane and Snow~Pea, how many minutes per day does 1000 minutes come to? My brain doesn't work so well right now! I should join you, because I could use some activity. It would be good for my moods, and it would be nice to get out some before the weather really turns awful.

veganmama, ick on the market stuff. What a disaster. I can't imagine how frustrating it must be to work in finance right now.

Y'know what bothers me? I have these friends who had a baby two days before I did. They formula feed with soy formula, and they tease me that their baby is vegan and mine isn't. Just a joke, but it irritates me nonetheless. :
VC, its 33 min a day. According to veganf's blog there aren't any vegan formulas in the US, so there ! Besides I am pretty sure that human milk does not qualify as "dairy", so baby cupcake is vegan if you are. I've been getting a lot of joking comments and inquiries about my diet lately too, I feel like I have been on the stand defending it. Ugh, why can't people just live and let live. Its not like we go around jumping all over peoples sh`t for what they eat, so why do they always have to have something to say about what we eat? Wow, sorry, I really took that rant and went with it.


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We're feeling it here too Trying to stay calm and prepared.



Well, it was an accident for me. I decided to take BCP for 2 months to stop my AF for our honeymoon but it ended up making me sick so I quit taking it after 2 weeks, had an early AF and got PG the next cycle (but, that did turn out to be a M/C and then I conceived DS the cycle after the mc).
Oh I see, I thought you took it on purpose for fertility. That makes more sense. Glad that it worked for you anyway!
post #78 of 913
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Oh I see, I thought you took it on purpose for fertility. That makes more sense. Glad that it worked for you anyway!
Well, not for that purpose, but I didn't think I could conceive before that.. I hadn't been using protection for years before I took BCP for 2 weeks and got PG.

I've heard other women tell me the same thing happened to them too!
post #79 of 913
I've also heard of women going on BCP briefly for fertility reasons. I don't know exactly how it works, though.

FWIW, I tried to skip AF once on a romantic vacation by skipping the placebo week in my BCP and instead of having a perid for a few days, I spotted for the entire cycle. : Just what I wanted!

Snow~Pea, thank you for joining me in a foot-stomping vegan rant! Lizzy, no, my friends are omni, but they love to tease me. Bleh.
post #80 of 913
Hi ladies!

I have a new home for you all when the time comes http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=974854.

Snowpea Yes, your RE was nice, but that comment about seeing you later was just asinine. According to several people I've known and Randine Lewis, clomid's not necessarily a fertility cure-all. I wonder if the pharmaceutical companies have developed a clomid Pez dispenser yet.

Veganmama I'm with you on the market stuff, it's a worry for us here (and the lame solutions our gov't has come up with are really ticking me off).

Hi Oceane and LizzyQ!

Vegan Cupcake I tend to go all lactivist on people who are planning to use formula, it seems like some form of neglect to me. I've offered to give my $200 pump to several people who were planning to use formula, just to try to change their minds. Anyway, I hope you and baby cupcake are settling in nicely--the first day alone can be a little scary.

Happy Wednesday, vegans! :
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