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The Plan for August
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You have me listed in both 2WW and Waiting to O. Waiting to O is the correct placement for me right now.

 

CD10 and not much is going on... I got sick of tracking CF when I was ttc my daughter, because I had to check internally... never that much external (sorry for TMI) but I have noticed more externally in recent months. I'd probably get a better record of CF if I actually did check internally... which I should do because this is totally our month. A pregnancy now would yield a baby in late April or early May, just in time for my husband to be home all summer. :) Although it'll also mean that I'm trying to house-hunt while feeling like crap. But I resolved after my last pregnancy to not let this one lay me low. I felt so crummy in the first trimester and I don't want pregnancy to steal my life again. Part of it was psychological because I sort of felt like it was interminable because I had no sense of what came next or whether I'd really end up having a baby. But now I know what comes next and I feel a little more confident of getting a baby out of the deal (and I have one already to distract me) so hopefully it won't be as bad.

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I can be moved to 2 WW based on a positive OPK.  My temps are pretty unreliable - fertility friend can't find a for sure ovulation based on them, but the OPK was positive yesterday.  We BD'd last night and will again tonight.  I'm so very excited to know that I am ovulating!!  It's awesome to finally feel like there is a chance for a baby sometime soon.

 

I can't help but think about getting pregnant this time around.  Not obsessing is sooooo difficult!  Any of you have any ideas on how to keep your mind off ttc?????  I feel like I am constantly counting and checking dates....and wondering when it will happen.

 

HOpefully August bring lots of BFPs for all!  =-)

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Thanks for the new thread!

 

I can be moved! We're cautiously optimistic with a BFP yesterday!

 

My DD is 23 months old, and we've been trying for 5 months.

 

Hope to see you all in the April DDC!


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Congratulations northwoods !! NewMama2BBBoy, I agree its sometimes hard to keep our minds busy with other things. My only tip is really to get busy about life, work, friends, fun ! It helps think of other things too while TTC. 

 

Im in my 2WW, almost 9 DPO right now.

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So I got the results of the blood test. Everything seems OK for now. :) I'm assuming if something goes wrong now nursing shouldn't be the reason. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a sticky baby this time. :)


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Thanks for the new thread LivingSky! 

 

Please move me to 2WW.  I'm about 9dpo.  BFN yesterday; didn't test today. 

 

We're finally back from our 2 week RV trip around Lake Erie (Michigan, Niagara Falls ON, Pennsylvania, and Ohio are where we camped/stayed.)  My 15month old is teething something fierce right now and nursing every hour or more around the clock!  It's making me wonder if we "should" be done.  I might be getting too old for this.  I love them all and never complain (to them.)  But maybe we are ready to enter the next phase of parenthood...the one with just big kids.  I really don't know.  I know I would still be excited to find out I'm pregnant.  I'm just wondering if we should keep TTC or just let it happen if it happens.  (Unlikely it would just happen as I'm usually "too tired" unless we are TTC.) 

 

I just added up the number of months I've been nursing... 91 and counting.  Wow!  Around 40 of these months I had tandem nurslings too.  I'm definately not ready to be done nursing...I want DD to nurse until she chooses to be finished--hopefull 3 yrs or so.  Am I past my baby days?  I don't know yet.

 

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I'm getting nervous about TTC with the prospect of losing my milk supply while pregnant. DD loves to nurse. I work 3-4 days a week and she's on the boob all the time when I'm home. Thoughts? nak of course.

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Thanks for the new thread!

Got my first PPAF today...while camping...without any supplies other than toilet paper...fortunately, we got rained out and headed home a day early smile.gif

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Please move me to the TWW. I don't have great hopes, though, b/c once again our timing was less than ideal. FF hasn't given me crosshairs yet, but I think it will tomorrow. And at least it looks like I'm not going to have another crazy weird cycle (knock wood), so I'm happy about that!
 

Lidamama, yay for you! Guess you'll get to TTC in earnest now?

 

Erigeron, I've only got one DS, so no idea about milk supply odds. He's almost 30 months, though, and honestly, I kind of hope that he weans during pregnancy. I'm feeling more ready to be done, although he still enjoys it a lot. But I don't know how many more months I can do this... I hope I will still be a nursing mama by time I get pregnant...we'll see.

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Hi all,

 

Livingsky, thanks for the new thread!

 

CONGRATS to northwoods!  Hoping for a sticky bean for you!

 

erigeron, I'm considering checking internally again myself.  I did with DS, but haven't been up to this point because I don't feel like I NEED to, I can usually tell without (at least I think) but if it would help...anyway, I was just thinking that today.  Also, like you, I've been thinking about my milk and nursing while pregnant.  Being on holidays this week, DS has been nursing up a storm and loving it.  I hope that I can keep my milk through my pregnancy and tandem nurse if that is what DS wants (if I were to conceive this month he would be 34 mos when the next baby is born).  He still really loves his mamma moot...

 

AFM, back from holidays and still waiting to O (likely middle of the week or so).  Our vacation was fun but I'm glad to be home!  A week of camping followed by 3 days at the inlaws was enough for me!  In other news...My BIL & SIL announced another pregnancy this morning. Their oldest DD is 28 mos, and the 2nd (and youngest) is 10 mos old and SIL is still BFing.  They were not trying, and were planning to start TTC in December.  So, she is in shock obviously but I know they'll be thrilled as we are for them.  THEN, we gave DHs husband a ride home to the city with us and he told us THEY are expecting in February!  Things happen in 3s, right???  I am REALLY hoping to jump on the baby bandwagon this month!


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Congratulations Northwoods!

 

I'm still just lurking here waiting for AF to return.  My sister just got her PPAF back this weekend, her son is 5mo younger than mine.  My other sis got hers back when her daughter was a year.  Why is my Body so sloooowww.  I am getting very baby crazy right now.


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Still waiting for PPAF.  I had the smallest amount of spotting about a little over 2 weeks ago  It was seriously such a little amount I wasn't sure if I should count it as a positive thing.  I have been showing signs of ovulation, EWCM and even some ovary discomfort the last day or so but no pos. OPK and now the CM seems to be unfertile.  I am hoping I just missed the surge but doubtful.  I think my body is just trying and then backing off but maybe it means I will see AF in 10 days or so even if I didn't ovulate.  I hope she shows this month at least so we can start TTC.  My DD is going ot be 20 mo on the 17th so I think it is about time and she is only nursing about 4-5 times in 24 hrs.


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Well, Heatheresc, we were thinking we'd be TTCing, but lately I've been putting it off. I'm dreading being pregnant again with all the fatigue and feeling like crap for 9 mos. plus, dH is starting to murmur about being done, and I would never want him to resent having another. So, although I have crazy baby fever, and I am tracking my cycle like crazy, I think we will wait and see when the time is right...

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Oh no! Somehow this thread didnt end up in my subscriptpion list so I forgot to check it! I'm updated to northwoods now will do the rest wen I get to work!

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Okay, now I'm caught up to here. I'm going to fiddle with the formatting of the first post though, it's really awful! But I'll have to do that from home.

Anyway, 10DPO and nothing interesting going on. I'll test on Saturday/14DPO if I get that far without AF showing. We had fantastic timing this month, so if it's a BFN, it's not for lack of trying!!!

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I'm back to waiting to O as the witch showed up Friday night. I had a big dip in temp on Wednesday morning so thought she was coming Wednesday, then my temps shot back up Thursday & Friday and I got really nauseous on Thursday at dinner too. Then just before bed Friday I had some spotting. It was so light Saturday I thought it might not be real, but then got a light flow for Sunday and it eased back to spotting by last night and my temps have been gradually falling since Friday's peak.

 

I had decided to not chart this month, but then couldn't not take my temps. I am happy to have increased my Luteal Phase from 7 days up to 10 days. Now it just needs to be long enough for a sticky bean this month. I had a really light AF the month before we conceived DS2, so maybe this weird very light AF is exactly what I need for a BFP this coming cycle.

 

I've also noticed that the last 2 months I get EWCM for just a short time about 2-3 days before the BBT shows O. DH is also home on vacation next week, which is hopefully also the week leading up to O, so we should get plenty of opportunities to BD when neither of us is too tired.

 

Congratulations Northwoods.

 

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Lidamama84 - Did you want to be in Waiting to Ovulate or Waiting to be Ready?

Lynann - Sorry about AF arriving. Hopefully you're right and the light AF means good things for this cycle!

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This BFP will hopefully result in a sticky baby (?) because, unlike the previous unlucky time, I'm getting sick, more every day. I had pretty much no symptoms before I mc. I should probably at least be more excited but am still just a little worried. :)  I had declined yesterday's blood test because since progesterone was OK at 4-5 weeks I didn't want to bother them too much. I don't need any special treatment. And now I'm thinking I should have gone in and see the levels this time. But I won't. What is meant to happen will happen. :)


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Lidamama - Done!

boomer - Do you want to be moved to success stories, or hold off a bit?

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Can I just say that I am hating my hormones right now.

 

I am exclusively pumping as DS2 would not stop biting me and he has now been getting his breastmilk in a straw sippy cup for a couple of weeks. I still have plenty of milk, so as much as pumping can be a pain I'll be continuing on for as long as I can. That said last night at my final pump for the day as soon as letdown happened I started feeling nauseous. It was so bad I could barely brush my teeth without throwing up. Then I couldn't get to sleep for hours as I really felt like I would throw up if I lay down too flat. This morning my temp is the lowest it has ever been (96.81) so I'm pretty sure it is probably just all the hormone fluctuations.

 

Why can't my body just be predictable like it used to be.

 

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Come on body just ovulate!!!  I have been having EWCM and ovary discomfort for days no. We DTD last night and i was tender on both ovaries but still no pos. OPK.  It would be cycle day 19 if you count from when I had that tiny bit of spotting which in the past I have O'd anywhere from CD 17-19.  I hope it happens soon.  My body is trying :/ I guess my 20mo old waking ot nurse like a newborn last night probably didn't help.


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So I think maybe I've O'd early this cycle??  I've had 4 days of fertile CM and now today appear to be drying up.  I think I'm on CD13 (you count the day that AF arrives as CD1, right?)  It's been a long time since I read TCOYF so please, remind me of two basics:

 

1) Is CD1 the day AF arrives, or the following day?  If it is the day AF arrives, what if she arrives in the evening?

2) Is O day (based on CM only) the day before CM dries up?  Or the day before that?

 

Anyway, maybe I'll have another surge of CM but if not, I've never O'd this early (like day 11 or 12??) and was normally Oing on day 15, and last month day 14.  Good think we were on holidays and had the time and energy to BD a couple times in the last few days!


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So I think maybe I've O'd early this cycle??  I've had 4 days of fertile CM and now today appear to be drying up.  I think I'm on CD13 (you count the day that AF arrives as CD1, right?)  It's been a long time since I read TCOYF so please, remind me of two basics:

 

1) Is CD1 the day AF arrives, or the following day?  If it is the day AF arrives, what if she arrives in the evening?

2) Is O day (based on CM only) the day before CM dries up?  Or the day before that?

 

Anyway, maybe I'll have another surge of CM but if not, I've never O'd this early (like day 11 or 12??) and was normally Oing on day 15, and last month day 14.  Good think we were on holidays and had the time and energy to BD a couple times in the last few days!


I've never read TCOYF, but I've always counted the day AF arrives as CD1, even if she arrives in the evening. Also for CM I always thought O was the day after the biggest stretchiness in EWCM, but the last couple of cycles I've only had a few hours of actual EWCM but lots of watery CM for the next few days and then the temp shift that marks O at about the same time the CM starts to dry up. I used to know all my fertility signs really well, but this is my first go at TTC while lactating and I'm more confused by my body than I've ever been.

 

AFM more nausea today, and if it wasn't for my temps I'd be very suspicious that I was actually pregnant and that the very light AF wasn't really AF, BUT my temps say it was definitely AF at the weekend. I don't even want to think about the other possibility, and that I'm loosing my fertility for good (I turn 40 this coming Monday) which isn't completely out of the question either.

 

Has anyone else experienced nausea during letdown, or am I just a total freak?


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I've never read TCOYF, but I've always counted the day AF arrives as CD1, even if she arrives in the evening. Also for CM I always thought O was the day after the biggest stretchiness in EWCM, but the last couple of cycles I've only had a few hours of actual EWCM but lots of watery CM for the next few days and then the temp shift that marks O at about the same time the CM starts to dry up. I used to know all my fertility signs really well, but this is my first go at TTC while lactating and I'm more confused by my body than I've ever been.

 

AFM more nausea today, and if it wasn't for my temps I'd be very suspicious that I was actually pregnant and that the very light AF wasn't really AF, BUT my temps say it was definitely AF at the weekend. I don't even want to think about the other possibility, and that I'm loosing my fertility for good (I turn 40 this coming Monday) which isn't completely out of the question either.

 

Has anyone else experienced nausea during letdown, or am I just a total freak?

Ok, thanks.  So then maybe today is O day, as I still had good CM last night and am drying up today.  Counting the day AF arrives as CD1, that would mean I am Oing on CD14, which then makes sense.  Guess I'll have to try to jump DH tonight just in case. mischievous.gif

 

I haven't experienced letdown in a long time (like the actual feeling), but yes, I have had that experience a few times.  I think it's just the rush of hormones that can cause it.  Is there any chance the temps are somehow wrong?  You could POAS just to confirm...although if you're sure its just maybe a waste...


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I only have 1 test left and I'm trying to talk myself into leaving it alone. I am glad to read that it is possible to get nauseous from plain old hormone surges and not just from being pregnant. It gives me hope that my body still knows what it is doing even if I don't.

 

Hope you manage to get good timing this month and get your BFP in 2 weeks.


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I only have 1 test left and I'm trying to talk myself into leaving it alone. I am glad to read that it is possible to get nauseous from plain old hormone surges and not just from being pregnant. It gives me hope that my body still knows what it is doing even if I don't.

 

Hope you manage to get good timing this month and get your BFP in 2 weeks.

 

I have not experienced a let down in a very long time but, I clearly remember feeling extremely nauseous during cycles when I clearly wasn't pregnant. So for me, yes, hormones can definitely cause this. But we're all different. I'm admiring you for holding off to test (regardless of what your temps say). :)


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boomer - Do you want to be moved to success stories, or hold off a bit?

 

Let's hold off for now. Thank you. :)


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Lynann, I get really queasy for a few seconds every time DD nurses, and if I'm eating I feel totally repulsed by food. I thought I was just weird, though, lol!

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