40+ TTC Awesome Autumn for Starting a Baby Thread - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
Reply
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 293 Old 10-03-2010, 01:30 AM - Thread Starter
 
WaturMama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: By the San Francisco and San Pablo Bays
Posts: 1,575
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Welcome to the 40+ TTC Autumn Thread!

Previous Thread http://www.mothering.com/discussions....php?t=1238982


Babies Born

kbhlmh/Karen (44) Kevin (boy) born 12/05
noordinaryspider (42) Terran born 1/18/08
Hockeylover/Juls (44) Twin Girls born 12/08
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
Veganmama719 (41): Declan James born 8/2/09
saoirse2007 (39): It's a Girl!!! Rauri born 8/16/09
ElliesMomma(41) Welcome Shawn Robert born 09/8/09
Pookietooth/Jen (44) Baby Girl 10/28/09
Stealthee A new baby boy, born 1/31/10
Grace24(39) Xavier, born 2/15/10
Sunrise/Sara (43) Lucy, born 2/28/10
zonapellucida (40) Bennet, born 2/28/10
BuzzerBeater (46) Georgia, born 5/20/10
LisaSedai (42) Lily Elise, born 6/17/10
pitchfork (41) Fiona Ellen, born 8/31/10

kel32brown/Kelli (43) baby born 10/6/10

karen1968 (41) Paige Marie, born 11/5/10



BFP's:


Ompath (40) EDD 12/1/10
NeverBeenHappier (39) EDD 12/5/10
M0xxie (43) EDD 1/23/11
2bpeaceful (40) EDD 2/1/11
mentalgiant (43) EDD 2/27/11
sneezykids/Kelli (40)
BHappy/Karen (42) EDD 6/6/11

karmab (42) EDD 6/28/11

greenmama66 (44)

maritimegirl (45)

bookwormommy (42) EDD 8/8/11
mamamerle (40)

beachlover (44)


HOPEFULS:

alittlesandy/Sandy (39)

contactmaya (43)
earthlymama (42)
edwardsmom (44)
enigo (40)
fuller2 (42)
gerlassie (42)
halifax40(43)
http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/20a8a0
heathenmom (39)

hopeful mom2be (43)
jenjersnap (41)
kay99 (40)
kbhlmh (48)
http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/8fcb8
kittyl/Kitty (42)
klar09/Catherine(45)
Kristin0105 (44)
http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/1dfb40
lauraloveshorses (40)
lauri0115(43)
LitMama (42)
Lovenkisses (42)
lovestolearn (47)
lovbeingamommy/Kate (45)

mamamerle (40)
mamapajama (40)
MassaginMommy/Laurie (47)
http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/8fe89
MI_Dawn (39) http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/212b8a
moona (41)
Msgoodbuns (46)
music.mama.pdx (44)
naturallyspeaking (39)
nymomma
reikibirth/Toni (45)
saoirse2007 (41)
Sapphos/Laura (41)
shy (40.5)
http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/25ec6f

THANKFULFORFIVE (42)
Waturmama (43)



GETTING READY

carfreemama (42)
Folaboye
homebirthy/Amy (42)




Finally and new thread for Autumn! I have been moving and busy, but am taking advantage of this moment and it is October already! Autumn is a great time for new beginnings. May many more of us begin a baby this Autumn!!

Good wishes everyone, the current TTC and the folks who come back and visit. I am grateful for you all.


treehugger.gifMama to DS (3/05 )carrot.gifh20homebirth.gif, wife to DH bikenew.gif, remembering rainbow1284.gifdog2.gifdog2.gif and angel1.gif Spirit 1/07, angel1.gif Hope 5/09, angel1.gif Harmony 6/10, angel1.gif Love 5/11, angel1.gif Joy 6/11
 

WaturMama is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 of 293 Old 10-03-2010, 01:37 AM
 
lovbeingamommy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 1,883
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thank you for starting a new thread, WaturMama

We'll start ttc again this month

for everyone

Kate, Wife to DH and Mommy to a 5yo lovin' DS; three angels 4/08 9/08 3/10 in Heaven,
waitin' for my baby

lovbeingamommy is offline  
#3 of 293 Old 10-03-2010, 09:37 AM
 
Kristin0105's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 941
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks for your hard work Waturmama, love the title. Hope your move is going smoothly.

I am 13dpo and a BFN why, oh why did I test? It's so much easier to just wait for AF instead of wasting my $1.08 and testing. I think it's so much more hopeful to wait and see. The test is so definitive. So this cycle is starting to look like my July cycle with several late cycle 98.5 temps. I had a 17 day LP that cycle so it will be interesting to see how this one turns out.

Hope everyone is having an enjoyable weekend. just because I like seeing these guys.

to all

chicken3.gifdog2.gifcat.gifenergy.gif
Kristin0105 is offline  
#4 of 293 Old 10-03-2010, 01:24 PM
 
BHappy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: the beautiful Santa Cruz mountains
Posts: 998
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Kristin! I hope it was just too early... May your next test bring that bfp!

Waturmama~ thank you for updating me! Dh and I are doing well with the news. Much better than last time. He seems genuinely excited. I still wake up in the morning and can't believe there's a tiny person in there! I'm oh so happy.

Thank you all so much for the congrats. It's really cool to feel such support.

Blessings on your day


xo

~Karenchicken3.gifso happy to be mothering my four... DS ('94), DS ('94), DD ('00), and DS -- June 8, 2011, our UC baby!

BHappy is offline  
#5 of 293 Old 10-04-2010, 12:22 AM
 
lauralloveshorses's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Santee, CA (San Diego County)
Posts: 5
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks ladies for the sweet comments on my weight loss! Well, I am now CD 17 and still testing high on my fertility monitor. My CM has changed slightly to being a bit more stretchy so we DTD today. Hopefully I will be ovulating in the next couple of days. Looking back at my cycles, it looks to be around the 20th day IF I am ovulating. I just started tracking my temps this month so we will see!

Good luck ladies!

Laura - Age 40 - TTC first time
Mom to 2 adopted & 2 step kids & Married to my SM
lauralloveshorses is offline  
#6 of 293 Old 10-04-2010, 06:05 AM
 
LisaSedai's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: De South
Posts: 1,019
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Hard to believe it's been a year since my but the proof is sleeping in the moses basket beside me

Wishing all of you babies next summer!

Lisa DH Pat DS Liam DS Jamessigncirc1.gif

Missing DD Lily 6/17/10- 12/13/12

LisaSedai is offline  
#7 of 293 Old 10-04-2010, 08:34 AM
 
kbhlmh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: SW Florida
Posts: 465
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
BHappy -

Karen 48 DH 53, DD 22, DS1 20, DS2 4, DSS 24, DSD 21
kbhlmh is offline  
#8 of 293 Old 10-04-2010, 01:24 PM
 
Kristin0105's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 941
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Karen so glad to see you pop in here, just yesterday I was wondering how you were doing.

Looks like I am out. Not going to complain about a 13 day LP but finding it hard not to be discouraged. What do people do to keep optimistic? I try to focus on my daily and long term goals. Enjoy every minute of the day I have with my daughter. I think positive thoughts and try to be as open as possible to a new life. Enjoy nature. Exercise. And I occasionally remind myself that when I was younger and unsure I wanted children that I used to tell myself that I would rather wish I had a child than wish I didn't have one. I try not to think that saying that didn't jinx me somehow. Okay, I know that sounds ridiculously superstitious. So what do you do? How do you keep optimistic?

Oh and I try to avoid threads that involve oooopps I looked at my partner last month and now we are pregnant.

chicken3.gifdog2.gifcat.gifenergy.gif
Kristin0105 is offline  
#9 of 293 Old 10-05-2010, 08:31 AM
 
saoirse2007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,287
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
well, i am was planning to quit ttc for a while, but i can't help but try dtd around the time I should be ovulating!
I really need to get a job so that I can get mat lve!

mom to ds '07 first day of a new year, dd '09 in the caul, and  ds '11 at home Oct 24th

saoirse2007 is offline  
#10 of 293 Old 10-05-2010, 12:32 PM
 
bookwormommy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 302
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Happy Autumn Ladies! I'm on cycle day 2. Was bummed for a couple hours yesterday, but then felt OK about it. I was happy that I stuck to my resolve not to test early. I think that helped with the hope/discouragement cycle.

Kristin0105 - I'm searching for answers to those same questions. You're not alone!
bookwormommy is offline  
#11 of 293 Old 10-08-2010, 12:22 AM
 
LitMama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 456
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Hi Everyone

Kristin, that is a very good question. And bookwormommy, I love the term you coined, the hope/discouragement cycle! Sounds like a psychoanalytic theory in the making! I'm struggling with that myself, as I'm sure many of us are. It really seems to come and go in waves for me. There are a few things that seem to help when I'm feeling discouraged... maybe I'll turn this into a Top 10 list:
  1. Spending time with my daughter and family and close friends and in nature helps.
  2. Exercise helps, but I'm not really doing that right now. Yoga and running are the best for me because they're spiritual and meditative (for me).
  3. Focusing on another project or goal helps (recently, that goal has been nutrition for me).
  4. I avoid making any comparisons, and I avoid the statistics.
  5. I stopped doing early testing... AF is much kinder than a BFN.
  6. I often think of the words my former therapist shared with me when I was going through my divorce, "This is when you get to prove what you're made of" (emphasis on get to), sounds a bit trite and somehow John Wayne-ish, but it really works for me and I like the focus on gratitude and opportunity.
  7. I also remember the words that my former yoga teacher shared with me during the same tough period, "Everything that you need, you already have inside you."
  8. Positive visualizations are great: I sometimes imagine myself as a strong vessel with an endless, bottomless capacity. I can contain, hold, and keep safe whatever I need to.
  9. I try to practice gratitude and transcend to a place of grace. DH and I look at each sometimes and just say, "Transcend, transcend, transcend."
  10. I try to practice tikkun (to heal the world)... I work in a service-oriented profession, and helping other people and practicing compassion while doing that is PROFOUNDLY helpful to me. It's what helps me transcend and really saves me.
  11. I imagine my life is a novel or a movie, and I'm the interesting character. Sometimes this includes a soundtrack (my favorite music).
  12. Other times, a little humor works... the other day when I was feeling discouraged, an image of Obi Wan Kenobi spontaneously came to me. He said, "LitMama, the forces of darkness are strong today..." It cheered me up and cracked me up. I'm such a dork.

Other mamas, what helps you feel less discouraged?

AFM, I'm now 5dpo, or would that be 5dpIUI? The process feels different this time. The IUI made me crampy for 48 hours (maybe some prostaglandins slipped in there... they're supposed to get washed out during the sperm washing). The progesterone is making me tired, bloated, achey, irritable, and weepy. Every time I drop DD off at school, I cry in the car all the way to work (of course, that's partly circumstantial... still battling with her father). But today I started to feel something... twinges on not one but two sides! And tingly boobs. Of course, I don't trust my own body now that I'm all drugged up. Still, hope comes creeping in... I sent an email to DH in the middle of the day entitled "Symptoms!" Does anyone have any experience with progesterone symptoms versus actual implantation symptoms? Does progesterone give you twinges and make your boobs go senso?

to you all, and to all a good night!

treehugger.gif Mama to 1 lovely DD,  angel1.gif 1/12 @ 8 weeks (ectopic), angel1.gif 1/14 @ 7 weeks, many chemical pregnancies, TTC DH'S #1, my #2
LitMama is offline  
#12 of 293 Old 10-08-2010, 10:40 AM
 
contactmaya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 2,080
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 33 Post(s)
Kristin, I think ive come to enjoy observing my body, learning more, scheming for new solutions the next cycle if this one doesnt work. Right now, i am so discouraged about there being little ewcm, and that seems like a bad sign. I wish i could figure out what happened. But the benefit is, i get to scheme about next month, what will i try this time? Will i up my dose of epo? Im like my own experiment.
Part of me is resigned to not having another baby, so it becomes a kind of game. A few months ago, being pregnant, and giving birth felt normal, and the continue bfn's drove me crazy-that cant be true!!! Wheres my bfp!!!
Now, im like, whatever, so im not having another baby, ok, life is much easier like this..... (sure, i ve spent alot of time crying in between, and feeling heartbroken)

I had my first dream last night-someone gave me a baby, and said 'this is your baby'. It was a girl, and kind of small. I didnt remember giving birth to her, i said, are you sure this is my baby? The woman said (she was a doctor go figure), 'yes, you gave birth to her, she is your baby'

My first dream about having a baby

Im just committed, keep going. At this rate, ill be surprised when i do get pregnant, i'll be like-'is that a bfp, cant be... no, im dreaming...'

My donor is really encouraging, and says not getting pregnant after 6 months is competely normal, and that i was just lucky that last two times when i got them on try 1, an try2.


Litmama, the progesterone drives me crazy because it causes pregnancy symptoms. Thats the main reason i hate it.

I even got the telltale tightness in the ovary feeling,(it feels like implantation) Ive only ever had this when pregnant. I remember when i was 25, and got pregnant accidentally, and this feeling was so strong. At the time, i cried, because i didnt understand what was happening.

Now, i know...a stupid progesterone side effect. Great if you have it without the progesterone tho...

I hope that doesnt sound discouraging. I have my fingers crossed for you. Maybe those progesterone induced signs, are coming from some of your own pregnancy progesterone.



Baby dust everyone!!
contactmaya is online now  
#13 of 293 Old 10-08-2010, 07:07 PM
 
lauralloveshorses's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Santee, CA (San Diego County)
Posts: 5
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hi Ladies! I am now on CD22 and yesterday, I got a positive OPK and a peak on my Clearblue Fertility monitor. My BBT was up higher then it has been this morning. So we DTD yesterday and plan to again today. Keeping my fingers crossed. Now on to the 2WW. I do have an appointment with Kaiser's fertility clinic on the 19th. Feeling happy though because it at least appears I am ovulating, which I wasn't sure I was. One hurdle down!

Good luck to all!

Laura - Age 40 - TTC first time
Mom to 2 adopted & 2 step kids & Married to my SM
lauralloveshorses is offline  
#14 of 293 Old 10-09-2010, 08:42 PM
 
gumblossom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Down Under
Posts: 463
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
That is a beautiful dream Contactmaya. Have you read "spirit Babies"by Walter Makichen? http://www.waltermakichen.com/wordpress/?page_id=36

He would say that your spirit baby was letting you know that s/he is coming! I loved the book. So uplifting.

Litmama, I love what you wrote.It is beautiful! I am always trying to find ways to stay positive and be thankful.It isn't always easy. Sometimes I feel really despondent about the stats, but then I tell myself that I am a person, not a number. Besides I managed to get pregnant and deliver a healthy boy (now 2) only 3 months from my 42nd birthday.
I have decided to get a project going during every tww so that I can be less focussed on the tww. I used to spend way too much time looking at charts etc on the net! Last tww I spent hours in the garden,and felt much better. This time (I'm 4dpo) I'm concentrating on spring cleaning (I'm in the southern hemisphere).

Can someone tell me why FF didn't want to put in my ovulation and coverline? I ended up doing an over ride, but can't really understand why it didn't come up automatically. I'm guessing it is because of high temps during AF?Here is my chart:http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/186327

Any ideas? I am quite sure I ovulated-I had a + opk and O pain and then a temp rise.

Big Congratulations to BHappy. I haven't been here in ages, so it's great to see some good news.

Wife partners.gif and mama of five grouphug.gif,  Alfie angel2.gif 12/10  and Louie angel2.gif 6/11, CPangel1.gif5/12, CP angel1.gif3/14
gumblossom is offline  
#15 of 293 Old 10-10-2010, 12:54 AM
 
kittyl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: New York City
Posts: 24
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hi, not much to say here except I'm grateful to read these wonderful posts.

LitMama, your list is awesome. Contactmaya, your dream is pretty neat. I've never had a dream like that and would definitely take it as a sign. Kristin, I'm not sure how people remain optimistic. I just try to live in the moment and am so grateful for absolutely everything I have.

Feeling a little down right now, the usual stuff. I think I'm just feeling older? I never really felt 'old' before, always felt like I was 23 inside, but in the last year I've been feeling downright old, which is a pretty terrible feeling. Yuck.

Sadly, I don't think anything could cure this feeling, not a BFP or a million dollars. It just has to pass...or maybe I should try going to the gym

Anyhow, congrats BHappy, that is awesome news. It's nice to hear positive things! Hooray!

***btw, please update my age on the first page! I've been 42 for a little while now!!

Hoping for a first with my DF (dear fiance)
kittyl is offline  
#16 of 293 Old 10-10-2010, 01:57 AM - Thread Starter
 
WaturMama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: By the San Francisco and San Pablo Bays
Posts: 1,575
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
You're updated, kittyl!

treehugger.gifMama to DS (3/05 )carrot.gifh20homebirth.gif, wife to DH bikenew.gif, remembering rainbow1284.gifdog2.gifdog2.gif and angel1.gif Spirit 1/07, angel1.gif Hope 5/09, angel1.gif Harmony 6/10, angel1.gif Love 5/11, angel1.gif Joy 6/11
 

WaturMama is offline  
#17 of 293 Old 10-11-2010, 12:22 AM
 
saoirse2007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,287
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
.....just dtd.... Now the wait begins......again af due by 23rd

mom to ds '07 first day of a new year, dd '09 in the caul, and  ds '11 at home Oct 24th

saoirse2007 is offline  
#18 of 293 Old 10-11-2010, 11:15 AM
 
contactmaya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 2,080
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 33 Post(s)
Gumblossom-your interpretation of my dream brought tears to my eyes. Thankyou.

Clutching at straws here, but i decided not to take progesterone this month, since last month my luteal phase was 13 days albiet with spotting. This cycle, i wasnt sure i ovulated either.

Sure enough, i got a temp shift, 2dpo from 96.9 to 97.4. This morning, 5dpo, i got a 2nd temp shift, up to 97.8 (and 98.2 on my other thermometer-i use two thermometers) so im excited about that. Also, no spotting. I have been having spotting starting today, on some of my my other cycles, even on progesterone.

Yep, clutching at straws, but excited still the same. :-)

Sorry to bore everyone with such intricate details :-)
contactmaya is online now  
#19 of 293 Old 10-11-2010, 02:38 PM
 
moona's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 22
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hi mamas. I've been following this thread and a few others for a while now. Today I finally decided to show up and say hi. I posted in the "pleased to meet you" forum and then hopped right over here. I have a 12 year old son and a 3 year old step daughter. I am 41 today, and have been ttc #2 for 18 months now...Man it happened so easy last time; the month before we started trying. It never occurred to me it would take so long the second time. But I guess the whole age thing, and the different father thing are wild cards. I'm trying to be patient and Zen about it all, and reading your posts here over the past 6 months has helped me a lot (what a bunch of strong, wise women!) so now I decided to join the conversation, if I may...
moona is offline  
#20 of 293 Old 10-11-2010, 08:37 PM
 
bookwormommy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 302
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Welcome moona, and
bookwormommy is offline  
#21 of 293 Old 10-11-2010, 11:34 PM
 
saoirse2007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,287
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Details are good

mom to ds '07 first day of a new year, dd '09 in the caul, and  ds '11 at home Oct 24th

saoirse2007 is offline  
#22 of 293 Old 10-12-2010, 12:33 AM - Thread Starter
 
WaturMama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: By the San Francisco and San Pablo Bays
Posts: 1,575
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Welcome and happy birthday, moona!! I added you to our hopefuls list.

I can so relate to your surprise. Our first came the first month we tried. "My that contraception really does work," I thought. But baby #2--not so easy at all, and this with the same man and not so many years apart. But there are so many success stories after waits. I hope you are one of them soon.

treehugger.gifMama to DS (3/05 )carrot.gifh20homebirth.gif, wife to DH bikenew.gif, remembering rainbow1284.gifdog2.gifdog2.gif and angel1.gif Spirit 1/07, angel1.gif Hope 5/09, angel1.gif Harmony 6/10, angel1.gif Love 5/11, angel1.gif Joy 6/11
 

WaturMama is offline  
#23 of 293 Old 10-13-2010, 07:42 PM
 
lovestolearn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Boise, Idaho
Posts: 233
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hi Ladies!
Been doing lots of research on vitamin D (for my work with pregnant moms) and came across this article.

Another article.

and this one is interesting!

There was actually a study on rats done back in 1980 that showed a 75% reduction in overall fertility in rats that were vitamin D-deficient. Of course, human studies were never done because there was no money in it for the drug companies... : (

While the levels the first article suggests are higher than the current RDA (400 IUs), my extensive research is showing at least 4000 IUs per day being recommended for pregnant women. More if highly deficient.

You can request a 25(OH)D test to check your circulating vitamin D levels from your care provider or get a home test here for $65.

My husband and I have been on 8,000 IUs for a year now, on the recommendation of our naturopath and haven't once been sick! My cm is consistently back to "normal" and so is my libido!

Here's hoping that our recent BDing pays off! : )

For My Website, Blog & Primal Pregnancy Tips: See my Profile Page!

lovestolearn is offline  
#24 of 293 Old 10-14-2010, 02:32 PM
 
contactmaya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 2,080
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 33 Post(s)
Lovestolearn, thanks for sharing those links.
Moona, a belated happy birthday!

AFM, im wondering if i should even post this at all, lest i jinx myself. I do *not* want to get my hopes up, but do want to write about this.

Well, since i started ttc in March, ive taken a 200mg dose of progesterone in the tww (with some deviations) because of short luteal phase brought on by breastfeeding. Some of those cycles with spotting. Notably, last cycle, on day 5 and day 8.

This cycle, i thought it was a bust so i ditched the progesterone, but had an insemination nonetheless.

Day8, no spotting whatsoever, but cramps...was worried, but nothing. As white as snow. Continued on and off cramping.

Lots of white cream cm.
A bit of diarrhea, and gassiness that i normally do not have.
Some fatigue.

Im amazed. These are all positive signs. Im amazed that this is happening without progesterone supplementation.

My temperatures are steadily high. I do not think they are triphasic-lingering around 97.7-8, sometimes going above 98.

For this reason, i am not confident that i would be pregnant, but on the other hand, the other symptoms are noteworthy.

Im am way too scared to test....im just very surprised :-)

Maya
contactmaya is online now  
#25 of 293 Old 10-14-2010, 10:52 PM
 
LitMama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 456
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Welcome, Moona!

WaturMama, how did your move go?

Maya, I have my fingers crossed for you! This cycle sounds promising! And thank you for the progesterone info, even if discouraging I'd rather have the info than not. Do you happen to know if progesterone can create a triphasic chart? I seem to have one this month, and am now up to 98.3 at 6:30 am.

Lovestolearn, thank you for the vitamin D info! DH was just diagnosed with a severe D deficiency and is now on megadoses. I'd like to get tested as well.

I know I've missed a bunch of you, but life is crazy right now. I'll catch up soon. I'm 12dpo today and feeling some symptoms that are probably just the progesterone supps, but we shall see soon. I'm doing a beta HCG on Saturday.

Ciao!

treehugger.gif Mama to 1 lovely DD,  angel1.gif 1/12 @ 8 weeks (ectopic), angel1.gif 1/14 @ 7 weeks, many chemical pregnancies, TTC DH'S #1, my #2
LitMama is offline  
#26 of 293 Old 10-15-2010, 01:46 AM - Thread Starter
 
WaturMama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: By the San Francisco and San Pablo Bays
Posts: 1,575
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hi everyone!

My move has still got me busy, mostly with house projects I wish had been finished before we moved in, but still want/need to get done. A lot more unpacking, too. We all love the new house, so that is good.

We didn't really ttc this month. I was surprised that despite all the stress AF came today on CD 29, which is on the short side for me. Same thing happened last month (stress & CD29 AF). My cycles have been so much more regular since I started TCM. I'm looking forward to trying for real next month. Hoping for some nesting luck.

Contactmaya, that sounds promising!!

for contactmaya, lovestolearn, and litmama.

treehugger.gifMama to DS (3/05 )carrot.gifh20homebirth.gif, wife to DH bikenew.gif, remembering rainbow1284.gifdog2.gifdog2.gif and angel1.gif Spirit 1/07, angel1.gif Hope 5/09, angel1.gif Harmony 6/10, angel1.gif Love 5/11, angel1.gif Joy 6/11
 

WaturMama is offline  
#27 of 293 Old 10-15-2010, 02:43 AM
 
lovbeingamommy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 1,883
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by lovestolearn View Post
Hi Ladies!
Been doing lots of research on vitamin D (for my work with pregnant moms) and came across this article.

Another article.

and this one is interesting!

There was actually a study on rats done back in 1980 that showed a 75% reduction in overall fertility in rats that were vitamin D-deficient. Of course, human studies were never done because there was no money in it for the drug companies... : (

While the levels the first article suggests are higher than the current RDA (400 IUs), my extensive research is showing at least 4000 IUs per day being recommended for pregnant women. More if highly deficient.

You can request a 25(OH)D test to check your circulating vitamin D levels from your care provider or get a home test here for $65.

My husband and I have been on 8,000 IUs for a year now, on the recommendation of our naturopath and haven't once been sick! My cm is consistently back to "normal" and so is my libido!

Here's hoping that our recent BDing pays off! : )
Yes, that's great information I was also tested by my ND and found deficient. I now take 10,000 IU/day. DH low also and takes 5,000 IU/day.
Everyone thinks if you live in AZ they wouldn't be low, but everyone I know that's tested is low. It's amazing the information that is coming out about Vit. D.

Kate, Wife to DH and Mommy to a 5yo lovin' DS; three angels 4/08 9/08 3/10 in Heaven,
waitin' for my baby

lovbeingamommy is offline  
#28 of 293 Old 10-15-2010, 08:40 AM
 
kay99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 19
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
According to my CBFM I am 3dpo. This is my first month to chart temps and I don't have a FF O date yet....(still new at this).

Anyway, I'm in the 2WW with my fingers crossed

Kay (40) + DH (39) TTC #1 since 4/2010
2WW
kay99 is offline  
#29 of 293 Old 10-15-2010, 10:52 AM
 
contactmaya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 2,080
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 33 Post(s)
Kay99, hope you enjoy charting. Waturmama, sorry about af, but at least if you werent really trying it doesnt matter as much. Its so nice to not ttc for a cycle or two isnt it? Sometimes i get sick of second guessing my own body, and just want to accept what is.(whatever it may be)

Fingers crossed to others in the tww.
Nothing much to report today. 10dpo, no sign of af (which is good for me), but temperatures not getting higher (but then again, not lower) I am not confident given that i didnt have much ewcm, but i hope i will be surprised.

Litmama, triphasic, that sounds great. I dont think progesterone does that. If youre taking the same dose, then why should temperatures get higher? Unless your own body is making some extra ;-) Put it this way, i took progesterone every cycle from march-july, and only once had a triphasic....
contactmaya is online now  
#30 of 293 Old 10-15-2010, 10:52 AM
 
saoirse2007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,287
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by kay99 View Post
According to my CBFM I am 3dpo. This is my first month to chart temps and I don't have a FF O date yet....(still new at this).

Anyway, I'm in the 2WW with my fingers crossed
when is af due...are you waiting until then to test?

mom to ds '07 first day of a new year, dd '09 in the caul, and  ds '11 at home Oct 24th

saoirse2007 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off