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Link to previous thread http://www.mothering.com/discussions....php?t=1049483

Welcome to the 40+ TTC Thread!
Babies Born :::
Hockeylover/Juls (44) Twin Girls born 12/08 (juls is 44)
kbhlmh/Karen (47) Kevin (boy) born 12/05 when I was 44y2m. FYI - natural conception!
Juneau (44): Baby Girl Eliza Jane born 1/12/09
DoulaMomVicki: Edie Mae born 1/25/09
WV Mommy/Erika (41): Josiah Born 2/5/09



BFP's:


s*******/Shelley: EDD 5/24/09
Veganmama719 (41): EDD 7/25/09
saoirse2007 (39) http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/113c41
ElliesMomma(41) EDD 09/17/09
Pookietooth/Jen (43) http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/18f765 10/21/09


HOPEFULS:

ACsMom/Jen (39.5)
BHappy/Karen (41)
beachlover (42)
BelovedK (42)
berinjela (40)
bilbi (40)
Buzzer Beater/sara (45)
can't wait/Felicia (41.5)
Denny(43)
Finding Serenity
Folaboye -- waiting to be ready
Girlo/Shannon
Gerlassie(41)
Grace24
halifax40(41) http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/20a8a0
Jezzy/Sharun
Joyluc (45)
KaydasMom (41)
kbhlmh (47) http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/8fcb8
kel32brown(42)
Kristin0105 (43) http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/1dfb40
LisaSedai (41)
lauri0115(43)
lovbeingamommy/Kate (44)
MassaginMommy/Laurie (46) http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/8fe89
Miracle and Wonder/Candida (45)
Msgoodbuns (45) - single, dating, acting and ttc'ing!
my other age is 34 (45)
nicksmom03 (43) http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/1734a6
Ompath (40) http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/237d98
pitchfork (40)
Rainpainter (41)
reikibirth/Toni (45)
salt phoenix (41)
Sapphos/Laura (41)
SecretBeach (40)
Shellbell62/Shelli (46) http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/16f6a4
Stealthee
Sunrise/Sara (42) http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/1bfae8
Susan aka Speedknitter(45)
TheSnowQueen/Susan (46)
WaturMama (42)
zonapellucida (39)

If I've missed anyone or you are new and want to be added to the list, please post your request in the thread in BOLD



GETTING READY

karen1968 (40)

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Old 04-06-2009, 11:44 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Happy April Ladies. Spring has finally hit here. I love hearing the birds singing and seeing things start to bloom. It has been in the 60s here, after the long winter that feels really warm.

AFM I am cd19 7dpo according to Fertility Friend I have slightly sore (very minor) boobs but nothing else going on. It is still early in the 2WW going for acupuncture tomorrow.

Ompath good luck with everything. TCM and acupuncture has gotten my cycles back on schedule and I am feeling very balanced lately.

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just saw the new thread. good luck this month everyone! i think that a child conceived in april will be born in january 2010, right?!!

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Hi!

Please move me to Hopeful... January '10 would be awesome!

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Um, it is snowing here today.

ETA: I just looked at the old thread. I took pretty much everything that Kristin took. I was conflicted about the fish oil and the royal jelly becasue of my veganism but I did take them. My acu had me on 2 Green Flower chinese formulas. One called Nourish the Essence which I took AF-O and one that was Peony something that I took O-AF.

It sure wasn't cheap but it was way cheaper than IVF which we could not afford.

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I'm still here I just lurk more than I post.

I am having AF right now, so am pretty relaxed. Not temping until cd7.

I am here cheering you all on

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BHappy I moved you. Sorry I didn't do it before I didn't want to assume anything and was waiting for you to give the go ahead.

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BHappy I moved you. Sorry I didn't do it before I didn't want to assume anything and was waiting for you to give the go ahead.
thank you, that was very kind of you. :

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Just checking in, tired today -- but a lot going on and a lack of sleep due to the frost fans coming on on random days very early in the morning, sounds like a heliport.

CD 14 I got a positive OPK today, so at least I didn't miss it like I thought. Still some spotting, stomach cramps. Can the uterus not expel all of the blood from the period and old blood come out when it re-opens for ovulation?
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Ompath, my friend who is thank goodness recovering from ovarian cancer has been flooding me and other friends with info about it. Bloating and abnormal bleeding are 2 of the symptoms. This card I have here says take action of symptoms last more than 2-3 weeks. I don't want to alarm you, and chances are it is nothing so drastic, but since I noticed that I wanted to mention it just in tiny tiny case.

massagingmommy, I love the new thread title! Thank you for managing this thread.

All of you who are excited about January '10 babies if you have more to say about it I'd love to hear it. I've been feeling disappointed and sad about missing '09. I could use a '10 pep talk.

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My temp went up today. 8 dpo I will not test early I will not test early I will not test early. I don't have any tests so it makes it fairly easy to not test. I have had previous cycles where in this time frame I had a temp rise. Just something to look at on my chart I guess. I also have slightly sore boobs still. Nothing else.
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Good morning ladies. Nothing to add here just sending lots of babydust!

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Laurie - Looking good!

Vegan - I can use all of the babydust I can get! Thanks!

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For some reason, the link by my name doesn't work. Try this: http://preg.fertilityfriend.com/preg...8f765/preg.png or http://preg.fertilityfriend.com/pages/18f765/
Babydust to all

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Well, I'm back, albeit briefly. Life is too busy. Can't believe that I used to have time to chat with you regularly. Now weeks go by and I check in only when time permits. How did that happen?
BHappy, I hope that you find your sticky bean soon.
Did I miss anything else significant?

I'm CD 11 or 12. Sex drive is just kicking in. No fertile CM yet. Not doing much dating (but trying to rev things up again). Was sick for over a week...fever and exhaustion, then I lost my voice. Lots of raspy whispering (I can't seem to keep quiet, even when I'm supposed to!). I'm finally starting to feel like my old self. Trying to have a positive attitude, despite the long and stressful work days. We can convince ourselves of anything, right? Attitude is simply a state of mind that can be controlled from within. I'm determined to be positive and upbeat, happy and charming. Don't want to risk having a poor attitude and losing my job. The economy is so bad right now that I can't afford to be one of the 1-in-10 that are newly jobless.

On a positive note: 8 weeks til moving day, and counting. I can't wait!
Hope everyone is doing well. Laurie, thanks for the new thread.

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Hang in there MsGBs! We are thinking about you even when you are not here and we understand how hectic life can get.

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Hello everyone! Hope you are having nice spring weather wherever you are (well, if you are in my hemisphere)

I love the title to this thread. You are so creative Massagingmommy.

Msgoodbuns Hope work treats you more kindly this month so you don't have to try so hard not to go postal.

Pookietooth Week 11 already! Woo hoo! Time flies when you are pregnant and drags when you are TTC. Why is that? :

Ompath Yay on O'ing, I don't know what the spotting could be about. Hope it's nothing but like Waturmama said, I'd prob call the Dr and get it checked.

VeganMama Thanks for the dust!!

Massagingmommy : Hope the temp stays HIGH

Thanks everyone who told me about progesterone last thread. You guys are great, I'm learning alot hanging out on this board!

I'm expecting AF in 3 days. I o'd late (CD 18) so it's way to early to test. I am unfortunately feeling a bit of a backache- which I normally get b4 AF and no boob soreness (which I had when I was preg both times) so I don't think I'll be having my 2009 Christmas present.

Well gotta go to work. Take care all!

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A : to this glorious day, some and a bump ...

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Without charting, I think I am 3-4 dpo.
It;s odd, I don't normally get weird about this stuff, but since it's aready been a whacked cycle... 1-2DPO, I had a very sharp/stingy pain in my left breast, then 2DPO (yesterday) my boobs swelled up. Now they just feel really full, stinging still lightly in right breast. This never happens. I've got my suspicions about this cycle. This is within a week of when I got pregnant with my son (9).

2WW is not fun. But it''s even nuttier when you notice symptoms!
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I have learned to ignore any of my symptoms I get because they never mean anything for me!

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yes, usually symptoms don't mean anything... until the one time that they do! good luck ompath!

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Very true!!

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I feel bitter in my observations of my "symptoms"...like I'm brushing myself off as a 3rd person "She doesn't know what she's talking about..."
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Well, AF is stopping, and we are getting ready for another try...
I think I won't temp this month, since it was lucky for me last month...maybe there is something to stressing over those charts...even though I thought I was taking it lightly...

I scheduled a Maya Uterine Massage for next week too, right around O time, I feel invigorated by the chemical, not discouraged at all. I feel like things are going in the right direction and I want to capitalize on it...I'm even redoubling my efforts to take my supplements.

to all! May spring fever work in our favor!

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Pitchfork, I felt hopeful after my 2 m/c at times too. I figured it was a good sign that I was getting PG. My first was a blighted ovum, but the previous 8 eggs had not fertilized at all. My second pregnancy stopped developing at 6 weeks but that is "better" than a blighted ovum, right?

9 weeks later I was PG with this baby.

A very good friend of mine was diagnosed with MS, I just found out today. She is younger than me, probably 38 and has kids the same age as mine. She lost both her parents within a year in the last 2 years, is an only child (well her sister died in childhood) and her DH is an only child too.
No idea about her prognosis at this point, she needs a lot more testing.
But this woman just has one thing after another happen to her.
I think she is pretty scared.
Only got to talk to her for 10 minutes when we managed between meetings today.

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pitchfork I would really liek to get that massage technique done but the one practitioner here is so expensive Like $150 I jsut can't afford that. I wish I knew the technique I am trained as a Massage therapist (thus the name) but I don't. Let me know how it goes.

Ompath Unfortunately I think it is too early for pg symptoms I know I have a hard time in the early dpo days thinking the same thing. All of my research says it is progesterone. If they continue after implantation time then it icould be from Hcg and maybe are pregnancy symptoms. It makes me angry that PMS and PG symptoms are so closely related.

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The Maya Abdominal massage is awesome. My acupuncturist is trained in that and she does it as part of the regular fee. I could really feel the blood move around after wards and visualize lots of nutrition and circulation getting to the eggs.


massaginmommy: I have instructions on how to do it; let me see if she has them posted on her website and I'll forward it to you. (edited to add: they are not online so I will see if I can write something up...but am currently packing to go away so it might take a few days)

veganmama: Sorry about your friend...it is too much for one person.

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I put a hot water bottle on my tummy several times a day AF-O and on my feeto-AF. Both are supposed to increase blood flow to the pelvic region.

But I'd rather ahve a massage,

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