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stretch358 01-04-2013 01:24 PM


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DC 18mos
DC 13mos, 2PPAF
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TTC#7, 14mo nursling
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DS 21mos
LO 11mos


DD 6mos TTC#2 Due Sept 28

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TTC#3, DS 22mos, 3PPAF


DD 3 yrs


9 months TTC DS 17mos

DD 19 mos, 1PPAF




TTC#3, DS 23 mos, 3rd cycle TTC
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Monday  DS 21.5 mos, 7mos TTC, 5 PPAF
BabySmurf caught fırst PP egg!
Jules09 2PPAF DD 25mos
Brogansmomma DC13.5mos
NewMama2BBBoy 2 months ttc DS 10 months
6 mos TTC #5 DD 16 mos
Aunaturalmama TTC #2 DC24mos
northwoods DD 21 months, 4PPAF
nstewart DS 24 months
Letileon [/B] DS 23 months 
Hopeful Jo 8 PPAF, 8mo TTC, DS 17mo
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OSUvet 1 PPAF, DS 13 months
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Julie 8 mo DS, 2 PPAF
CityMama2Q DD 20 MO
Sere234 8 PPAF, 3 months TTC, DS 18 mo
icy02 6 PPAF, ds 19 m/o & ds 3 y/o
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Lidamama84 01-04-2013 01:39 PM

Thanks for the new thread!!!


You can move me to Waiting to O, DD 19 mos, please. DH has said he wants to try this month energy.gif

tenzinsmama 01-04-2013 03:20 PM

Thanks, Stretch, for the new thread!

mirth 01-04-2013 06:39 PM



I am in the TWW, as far as I can tell. I had some very light spotting today--what that means, I don't know yet. I may come back tomorrow to report I got my period early. shrug.gif

RosieL 01-05-2013 10:36 AM

Thanks for the new thread!

zonapellucida 01-05-2013 12:55 PM

I am nursing mom to Ben who will be 3 Feb 28.  I finally have a cycle or what seems like one and tried for this egg.  Here is hoping with other nursing moms to be gestating a wee one :)

stretch358 01-05-2013 04:25 PM

Updated to here


Zona when did ppaf return fot you my DS is 20 mo and I am still waiting.

vivica2 01-06-2013 08:12 AM

thanks for the new thread!


im vivica2 can you add me to Waiting to catch first PP egg  my DD is 8mo?


someone told me yesterday that if i take away the night nursings my af will return, im not ready to be that drastic yet, any other suggestions...supliments maybe?

100%mom 01-06-2013 09:16 AM

2WW, 11mo LO


I O'd later then I thought I would so we'll see if I have a longer cycle or what happens.


vivca2 - I'm still night nursing as my LO sleeps most the night with me. My first ppaf came back at 10 1/2 months. I don't have any suggestions other then to wait a few months and it may come back on it's own.

ChristinaMac 01-06-2013 11:04 AM

Thanks for the thread! Congrats to Livingsky! Question for you ladies who bed share, how often is your LO nursing? DD 8 months spends at least 80% of the night latched on. Anyone still night nursing and had PPAF? I know everyone's different, just curious smile.gif

Lidamama84 01-06-2013 11:42 AM

Me, me! My DD2, 19 mos, still nurses most of the night. I'm hoping she'll nightwean when I get pregnant smile.gif

mirth 01-06-2013 05:06 PM

I'm waiting to ovulate since my period did show up today. This is so freaking frustrating! I'm going try my best to chart my temps this month. Is it possible to have regular periods but not actually ovulate?

Sukhada 01-06-2013 08:52 PM

We co-sleep and my nursling still nurses frequently overnight. She will sometimes get a few solid hours of sleep and then she latches on on and off for most of the rest of the night. I've heard the night weaning can bring back PPAF, but I just can't bring myself to night wean - both because she really likes to nurse and because I am afraid of what might happen to my sleeping if I could not easily nurse her back to sleep in bed. It's been 15 months and I still haven't had PPAF. I've been trying to chart, but my temps all seem to be very low as compared to before I became pregnant. But, I have been having some light cramping and had some light brown spotting today, so perhaps fertility is returning. Will let you know.

hilarye 01-06-2013 09:58 PM

I'd like to join. I haven't been on Mothering for quite a while but DS is 12 months now and I am ready to have another little squish! I am hoping to catch the first egg. DS has just started eating solids in a regular way so I'm hoping that might help with the return of my fertility.

stretch358 01-07-2013 06:13 AM

updated to here.

AngelKissedKids 01-07-2013 07:17 AM

Thanks stretch358 for starting up the January thread.  I just can't stay away from these forums despite my best efforts so I figured I should come out of lurkdom!  I was sooo disappointed when AF arrived last month... I even removed myself from the initial post.  Can you add me back in stretch358?  2WW: DD 21 mos  I feel like my body is all over the place so I'm wondering if I'm having anovulatory cycles (although very regular 27-29 days cycles).  I keep referencing my TCOYF book.  I had my wettest day on CD15 and I figured I O'd that day or early on CD16 since I then had a patch of creamy CM and my nipples became suddenly very sore when nursing (so my progesterone must have risen sharply) on CD16.  But my cervix was still SHOW until this morning, CD19.  I also continued to have some wet, stretchy, cloudy EWCM but my nipples were (and still are) painful.  We were pretty good about DTD every other day for most of my cycle although we went 3 days without while I was sick.  Hoping there was an egg released this cycle and that my hormone levels are doing what they should (but I suspect not because TCOYF says I should have dried up really quickly after O'ing).  I'm trying my best to be more relaxed about it this month.  DD still nurses around the clock, at least 12 times/day.  AF is due Jan 17th so we shall see soon enough :-)  Good luck everyone!

RosieL 01-08-2013 10:47 AM

Can I be moved back to "waiting to be ready"? DH sufficiently reminded me how devastated I would be if my milk dried up right now, or before DS is even a year old. We'll probably wait two more months then start trying to catch that first egg. 

Blonhrt88 01-08-2013 05:22 PM

My period finally came, Bout two weeks late. And man, it came with VENGEANCE.

Sparkle, I think you were right. This is my 3rd Ppaf, but it feels like my first. Looking back, even though my first two were the same number of days apart and both 5 days long, they were only brown spotting. This time around I feel like I'm going to die of blood loss. I'm feeling tired, crampy, full on pms, for the first time since Obug was born. He's 20 months old now, and I'm still nursing him, but ALOT lesS.

Do you think the first two periods, even though they seemed regular, maybe I wasn't ovulating? I'm hurting right now, but I'm so excited because I feel like I have got full fertility back and we might really have a shot in January.

Funny thing is, when I got pregnant with Obug, I tested on the 11th, because my period was due on the 5th. Here I am, 3 years later and my first period comes on the 6th. HAHAHAHA

Fern5Fern 01-09-2013 04:07 AM

Originally Posted by ChristinaMac View Post

Thanks for the thread! Congrats to Livingsky! Question for you ladies who bed share, how often is your LO nursing? DD 8 months spends at least 80% of the night latched on. Anyone still night nursing and had PPAF? I know everyone's different, just curious smile.gif


We don't cosleep but Quinn still nurses at night, usually once, but often twice.  I got my first ppaf at 7 months, and I'm heading into my second cycle ttc.  Quinn does usually go a 6-8 hr stretch without nursing though, he doesn't like to nurse when he wakes in the morning, and then he doesn't go down for a nap till late morning, so often we get from 2 am till 10 am without.  I'm pretty sure I'm on the more fertile end of the spectum though, we got pg first cycle ttc with DS1, and I got pg while ntnp with DD while nursing at 12 mo pp (5th pp cycle), and Quinn was despite birth control.  One of my grandmothers had 7 babies the other grannie had 6, so I come from good breeding stock lol. That being said my first several cycles pp have a very short luteal phase so I can't get pregnant.  Maybe when yours return they will be more regular.

100%mom 01-09-2013 10:11 AM

I'm still nursing around the clock, like every hr and a half through the night and my first ppaf came at 10.5 months.


I've gotten pg twice without getting any ppafs. The most in a row I've had between babies is 2.

RosieL 01-09-2013 10:20 AM

Seems like nursing rates and fertility are all over the map! One thing I keep reading over and over is that for one individual woman, there seems to be a pattern. 


We are down to 4 nursings and three pumpings per 24 hours. I'm thinking about dropping a pumping session as I seem to make consistently more than he is drinking at daycare. But risking not making asmuch as he drinks is emotionally a blocker for me, it seems. He is occasionally going the whole night without nursing. Maybe he will night wean himself soon. Fingers crossed.

erigeron 01-10-2013 04:01 AM

I am back in as DH has agreed to try again. Please move me to Waiting To O. DC is 18 months old. 


Considering DH originally agreed to try last summer and then changed his mind, it still seems kind of surreal that we're trying again. I'm not to my fertile phase yet so it's just a waiting game right now. 

AngelKissedKids 01-10-2013 05:54 PM

erigeron, that's great your DH is on board!  I'm lucky that my DH wants exactly however many kids I want.  I've always said at least 3 but we talk about having 4 or 5 if we can manage it.  We're TTC #3 right now.  Best of luck conceiving asap while your DH is supportive of the idea.


RosieL, how I wish my LO would night wean too.  Hopefully your LO is easier going than my own.  I know she won't night wean until my milk dries up or I force the issue.  She's 21mos now and co-sleeping.  My first DC was just the same.

stretch358 01-10-2013 05:58 PM

updated to here.


We are all recovering from a nasty virus.  DS has a super bad ear infection too, so he is now on abx.  ugh

ladyelms 01-11-2013 04:33 PM

this looks like the place i need to be. i've had AF since 6 weeks post partum, but w/ ttc again and charting, i'm realizing some months are a little whackier than others. i'm currently still nursing my 2yo, and she pretty much stays latched on all night. currently on cd3 and planning to discourage so much nursing if she'll let me!

herbivora 01-11-2013 10:13 PM

Hi! I'm new smile.gif

I'm Kaitlin, 25, mother to a 19 month old girl. We (me, husband, daughter and dog) live in Alberta, Canada. I like knitting, sewing, writing, drinking tea, making lists and running. It's pretty lonely in this small super-conservative town where I live, and I often feel the need to reach out somewhere and find some kind of support. I'm pretty shy, and a new year's resolution of mine is to put myself out there more instead of just lurking (online and in person :P).

I've had my PPAF for 6 months. We've been trying/not preventing for about five months but I don't think I was ovulating until about 2 months ago. Anyway, she still nurses fairly often. My luteal phases are pretty short still so I'm not getting my hopes up too high, but I have ovulated this month and we got some good timing. I'm dealing with a hideous flu right now so I'm doodling around on the computer more than I usually do and I'd love to join the group smile.gif

I'm off to bed for the night trying to rest my sick, sleepy head, but I'll be 3 DPO tomorrow! Woo!

ChristinaMac 01-12-2013 12:03 PM

Hello Kaitlin! I'm also Canadian. From Victoria, BC. I'm fairly shy as well smile.gif

Sukhada 01-12-2013 12:30 PM

Canadian here too! Toronto, Ontario. Welcome Kaitlin!

AngelKissedKids 01-12-2013 02:01 PM

Me too!  I'm Canadian :-)

Lidamama84 01-12-2013 03:44 PM

Me five, I'm Canadian too! From Ottawa smile.gif

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