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Old 06-14-2004, 10:08 PM
 
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Hi Nancy. For a while, my cycle was a definate 28 day thing, but recently I've had a few short cycles. Could be age, or nursing, but since I've been nursing a long time, I rather think it's age.

So, guys, I'm at cd (cycle day) 2 now. My luteal phase length is not a prob., dh's swimmers are not a prob., LH surge is not a prob. cm is not a prob. Soooooo....what else? Are my eggs just too damn old? I'm ready to give up.

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Old 06-14-2004, 10:30 PM
 
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Hi Joan: I know whatcha mean..don't give up ! what's the worst that could happen.. we have babes at 50. eek!!
What is luteal phase? do I need a book?
btw where in Jersey are you? I'm in PA - southern Chester County..
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What is luteal phase? ...btw where in Jersey are you?
luteal phase is the period of time between ovulation and when your period starts.
and...
I'm in Passaic County (north eastern NJ.) We were just in PA this weekend--I always come home drooling over the rolling hills and wide open spaces you have out there! (I guess the grass is always greener, huh?)

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Thanks polka123! I'm encouraged to hear that you conceived after you noticed the change in CM.

So...what's up with egg white? Do you do with it what I'm assuming you do with it? Is it supposed to be a good substitute for CM?

nanmama02 - there is a list of acronyms in Welcome to MDC - Questions and Suggestions.
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Hello!
Napless, there was a whole thread on eggwhites, I think you would find it interesting! Basically, its the best substitue for a lubricant, because it doesn't inhibit swimmers in any way.

Joan, I hear ya, I hear ya. My cm is not a problem, dh swimmers are not the problem, I don't have a short luteal phase, I think my progesterone is fine, what the heck? Are my eggs too darn old to survive implantation?? I am HOPING that last months conception that didn't 'take' will give me an edge this month. You know how there is a short time after a miscarriage that your body is super fertile? I hope it takes this month.

Nanmama02, welcome!!!! So good to have you! You might be interested in a book, if you don't already have it, called "Taking Charge of Your Fertility" by Toni Weshcler. Its the ttc's Bible, I've read it and re-read it, and I feel so much more educated. We shorten it up to TCOYF~in case you see that.
Also, the website tryingtoconceive.com is really helpful. It lists things that can enhance your fertility herb wise, etc. Wishing you a babe soon!
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Nanmama02, welcome


Yup, EW in place of your own fluid.
This is the 1st time I tried it.

Napless, 1 thing that was different when I conceived DS was that we were being very oral during that month -
I guess we go thru phases with all that stuff & maybe that help conceive DS

SOoooooooooo, tell your partner to keep their mouth full

I guess the jury is out on saliva being a good medium for sperm but who knows. ??

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Hi All! Checking in! Been scarce lately... getting ready to move, plus making final selections for counters, carpets, etc, for our new house. In other words, busy as heck!

nanmama02, welcome!!! TCOYF is a must read, and I would also pick up Susun Weeds book 'Herbal for the Childbearing Year.' She has lots of herbal advice for increasing fertility, no matter what age you are.

We did egg white a while back. One hint: let the egg come up to room temperature first! :LOL
I have also heard of Preseed, but we haven't used it. The EPO seems to be helping in that area for me. Maybe I should get some anyway.

I am 11 DPO today, and my temps are still up. Here's hoping!

By the way, for those of you with older kids, how long does it take a swallowed marble to come out the other end?
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Reboot.
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Shakti.

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Shakti, I'm sorry.
Love, Velveteen
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Shakti: I'm going to take a risk at being insensitive since I don't understand all the lingo on this thread and guess reboot means you got your period, indicating no pregnancy. Is that right?? That's what I'm guessing from the hugs. If it is, you have my hug, too. And if it is, I'm right there with you. Back to cycle day ONE, today...
I think I'm going to start trying to do this with some technology instead of the (if you'll excuse the expression) old "poke and hope" method. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated. Going to check out the ttc.com, as well..
Love to all, Nancy
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Have any of you experienced a P with lots of small clots in it? I asked the nurse at the birth center (I work there occasionally - it's an inspiration for me!) and she said it could be I didn't ovulate before this P. I know some of you have done some serious research in your path to pg and wondered if you'd heard that... boy if I've stopped making eggs then that's it. I'm only 45!!
thanks.. nancy
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Have any of you experienced a P with lots of small clots in it?
I've ALWAYS had clots. I just thought it was normal.

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REBOOT -

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On the brighter side - I had a 10 day LP (out of 27 day cycle).
My longest LP yet !!!!
not bad for still b/'fing so I'm becoming more hopeful.

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Sorry Polka, I just hate rebooting.
I just posted in the one thread, but I need your opinions, and your help.
Been trying for 8 months.............I didn't get to start trying till this late for many reasons. I posted on the one thread the whys and wherefores. I don't even know if I can articulate what I am trying to say other than I am so discouraged. I had no idea it was going to be this hard to ride the rollercoaster called ttc. I want it so bad, it seems so elusive, so out of my reach. While I am surrounded with others that are getting pregnant on accident, I am pining away, hoping, then getting crushed.
Sometimes I think I should just give up. Other times I need to chase the dream till I am on old woman. Oh, and this cycle, I have NO symptoms. My breasts don't hurt, I feel very un-pg. Last month, I felt pg right away, at 3 dpo, but it was a chemical pregnancy.......that was soooo hard.
Wondering if its possible, or if I am getting high hopes for no reason.
How are you all doing?
How long have you been trying?
I also wished I could have started sooooooo much earlier. I am sad.
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Is anyone out there?? I was really enjoying this thread and now it seems like there is no one there anymore.. I am totally stupid when it comes to following the threads; was a new one started for over 40 ttc? Hello???
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I'm still here after re-booting.
DS is a teething mess & I'm beat.

last cycle was my longest LP yet so I'm excited that my cycles are getting mor normal so maybe my chances will improve.

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Polka, sorry about the reboot.

nanmama, I'm still here. How are you doing?
I am on cd 12, but as I mentioned a couple posts ago, feel very non-pg. How about you?
Where is everybody?
Make that 12 dpo, not cd 12!
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I'm still here. cd 13. I just o'd.

I see a new pattern here--I seem to be o'ing early. (cd 11 or 12 ish) LP is a solid 14 days though. Anyone know if this means anything?

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Thanks for chiming in, everyone, I was feeling lonely!
Joan, I just got my TCOYF - what a super book - and it says the LP is the important time as long as it's constant but the time from AF to O can be flexible. I noticed the same thing as I got older; I'm starting the OPT really early this month, like cd#8, which is tomorrow.
Velveteen: : I never felt pg with ds2 until AF was late!

(do ya'll love how I used all my newly-learned acronyms in that note? )
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Thanks, Nancy. I read that book awhile ago, but it was from the library and I couldn't remember enough to answer my own question. Good luck!

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nanmama, yeah, I did love those acronyms!!

Bad news for me: rebooting today :

How are the rest of you doing?
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nanmama - yes I am still here! Just checking in very infrequently. Swamped. Closing on construction loan soon, go to CA for the 4th, as soon as we get back we have to be moved out of the house within 7 days, and I haven't even started packing yet. Do you think all this stress is conducive to fertility?!? :LOL

polka and Velveteen - so very sorry to hear about the reboots. s

Joan - dust!
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I "rebooted" on Father's Day. We are a little stressed...it has been a year..I am still nursing ds also. I am using OPK's and re-reading TCOYF. I am trying not to become desperate or depressed!

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Joan: I too am still nursing a 3 y/o. my ds will be 4 in Sept and still wants it at nap (before & sometimes after) at bedtime of course when waking and anytime he's got a booboo or simply stressed out. He's a "Spirited Child" to the max and anything that upsets that spirit requires some "mama" to get him balanced again. However (and here's my point) for the past few months I haven't been able to express any bm and wonder if there is anything there still (he's not one to get a straight answer from so asking him is unreliable). and if not why not? is it my age? perimenopause? I know my cycles are getting irregular (understatement) but don't know what's related to what.. I need a thread on breastfeeding, mid-40's, possible perimenopausal women ttc! There's no chapter on THAT in TCOYF..
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I'm still here too - still hoping, still 41!

I'm using an OPK.

I'm cd 7 and going to start testing on Sunday.
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Nancy, I've noticed a drop in my milk recently as well. Ds nurses at bedtime and first thing in the a.m. Many times he'll start on one side and in a matter of seconds tell me, "This one's empty." and want to switch. I can't tell you WHY--it doesn't seem age should effect milk supply though, since the demand is still there, yk? :

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I am inclined to say that while milk supply should continue for the nurslings needs, I suppose it could be effected by fluctuations in our hormones. I have not noticed a change, but Ben only nurses on one side (!) I do believe it is effecting my fertility, perhaps progesterone issues.

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I am inclined to say that while milk supply should continue for the nurslings needs, I suppose it could be effected by fluctuations in our hormones.

I don't know what I was thinking there...hormonal changes within cycles DOES have an effect on milk. I've always noticed a drop in milk just before my period, but it used to come back up again.

Maybe I'm just in denial that my age has anything to do with it at all. :

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Joan, I think I notice that drop, too. It coincides with the drop of energy and rational thought right before! I'll join you in the denial club.

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