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ChristinaMac 02-02-2013 10:46 AM

February!!!

 

pos.gifstork-boy.gifbelly.gifdust.gifpos.gifstork-girl.gifbelly.gifdust.gif

 

whistling.gifWaiting to be ready whistling.gif

erigeron
DD born 6/11

 

blowkiss.gifWaiting to Catch First PP Egg! blowkiss.gif

stretch358
DS born 4/11
Sukhada
DD born 9/11
ChristinaMac
DD born 4/12
jennyvangy
DS3 born 4/12
lurk.gifWaiting to Ovulatelurk.gif
alisondarling
DC 19 months
writeonyogamama
DS born 4/11, TTC #2 since Dec 2012
 

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mamaBlue
DS born 11/11
TenzinsMama
DD born 5/12, 4 PPAF
AngelKissedKids
DD born 3/11, 6 PPAF, TTC 5 months
ladyelms
DC 2 years

 

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February

Serenyd

DD 3 years, Due 2nd week October


January

canadaap

DS 21mos
100%mom
LO 11mos

Destiny33

DD 6mos TTC#2 Due Sept 28

SweetKidsofMine
DD 10mos

 

December

emily11megan

TTC#3, DS 22mos, 3PPAF

happybunny

DD 3 yrs
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9 months TTC DS 17mos
AudreyB3
DD 19 mos, 1PPAF

 

November

MyKidKissTrees

TTC#3, DS 23 mos, 3rd cycle TTC
skycheattraffic
DD 19 mos
 
October
MyName
Monday  
DS 21.5 mos, 7mos TTC, 5 PPAF
BabySmurf 
caught fırst PP egg!
Jules09
2PPAF DD 25mos


 

Please put all changes in bold!

ChristinaMac 02-02-2013 11:07 AM

Hello all! Congrats to all the January success stories! Lets hope Feb is good to us, lots of baby dust to everyone! 

 

A quick update from me... Taking over the thread for Feb (I'm a newb so go easy on me, I don't know all the lingo).

 

DH and I are still "trying", well not trying as much as not preventing. Not charting, still no PPAF, I've noticed some breast tenderness and nipple sensitivity the last few days, and breasts seem a bit bigger than usual but I think I've gained a few pounds in the last week or two.. Also DD is teething and having more solids lately, so I'm attributing that to nipple soreness... I'm not getting my hopes up. I've been feeling a bit off in the mornings as well, but I think this might be all in my head. I want to be pregnant so badly that I'm imagining things. DH wants me to test but I think I'll wait a week or so and see if these symptoms persist. Maybe AF is coming? Did any of you have PMS signs before PPAF arrived? I was kind of hoping I would have a few warning signs, like maybe a bit of my sex drive would return. So far no dice in that department. 


mamaBlue 02-03-2013 12:39 AM

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Originally Posted by ChristinaMac View Post

Did any of you have PMS signs before PPAF arrived? 

I did. I was crazy grumpy. My first 3 postpartum periods were almost 50 days apart. I had wicked PMS and I experienced confusing body signs. Now I've settled into regular cycle pattern. I'm so much more pleasant to be around, lol. This past month I used an OPK and I had a great LH surge as well as other physical ovulatory symptoms, so I'm pretty certain I'm back to normal again.

erigeron 02-03-2013 10:47 AM

Am I the only one who thinks it would make more sense to give the month and year of our child's birth rather than their age? That way we don't have to keep updating their age. 

 

Nothing new to report with me. I think I need a mental break from being he11-bent for babies. 


AngelKissedKids 02-03-2013 02:44 PM

erigeron, I second your suggestion about stating our kids' b-days instead of current age.  When I was hosting in December, I also thought that the new year might be a good time to overhaul the whole list - delete everyone and add back in only those who are currently participating in the thread.  I'd even go so far as to suggest that maybe it would be easier for the person hosting to not categorize everyone according to waiting to o or waiting to know, etc. since us nursing moms seem to be too busy to regularly update our status but maybe that's just me feeling lazy? shrug.gif 

 

How long have you been TTC, erigeron?  I'm feeling totally blah about TTC this month after our early loss last month.  I could use a mental break too.  Hopefully everyone else is feeling more excited this month!  Wishing everyone lots of Valentine's month babydust.

 

I'm waiting to O, DD 22mos (or 3/11), 6PPAF, TTC 5mos


AngelKissedKids 02-03-2013 02:46 PM

P.S. Thanks for hosting this month, ChristinaMac!


ChristinaMac 02-03-2013 08:16 PM

Excellent ideas erigeron and AngelKissedKids! I will erase the list. I'll keep a few months of success stories. I like the idea of keeping the list in sections of waiting to know, waiting to o etc. It's neat to be able to see whats happening with who. BUT it would be WAY easier not to have to move people around constantly, especially for me, since I'm usually posting from my phone and to edit my post I have to go on to my computer which is kind of a chore since DD wants to go everywhere I go and insists on "helping me type" if I'm anywhere near the keyboard. So unless anyone has a big issue with me changing the format I will do so tomorrow when I refresh the list. So ladies, please post DC's bday and any other TTC info you'd like me to include as I update the list, such as how long you've been TTC and how many PPAFs.

erigeron 02-03-2013 10:15 PM

I'm still Waiting To Be Ready, DD born 6/11

 

AngelKissedKids, long story! We were trying for a couple of cycles back in July/August 2012, then my husband bagged on it because he was worried about the timing of a baby being born in juxtaposition with when he's going to submit for tenure. I got really mad that he unilaterally changed his mind on me and we spent several months dealing with the fallout of that. Ultimately he concluded it wasn't as big a deal as he thought and we could try after all, but now I'm the one who's having second thoughts. DD is finally getting to an age where she's really fun and starting to be more independent and better at communicating and sleep better, and I think partly because I am enjoying her so much and am also starting to have more time for myself I no longer feel such a strong drive to go ahead and have another one right, right now. Infant is not my favorite age and I'm not in a big hurry to start over with constant nursing, a zillion poops a day, etc. I think we will probably wait another few months to start trying again. 

 

Early summer 2014 would really be the perfect time for us to have a baby. DH is an instructor at the college level and taking much time off in the middle of a term is not really feasible for him, but if our baby is born in summer he can take summer term off without penalty (other than not getting paid for the time he isn't teaching). That would put our kids 3 years apart, which I think would be okay, and hopefully DD would be potty trained by then (she's so darn smart I'm sure she can figure it out.) I don't know if I'm really going to want to wait until this fall to try again though. 


mamaBlue 02-04-2013 12:08 AM

I'm in my 2ww, DS born 11/11, PPAF returned 4/12, TTC since 11/12

Hoping there's lots of BFPs this month (and that one of them is mine)!

stretch358 02-04-2013 07:29 AM

Waiting to catch the first PP egg.   DS - 4/11

 

Nothing new here.


Sukhada 02-04-2013 12:20 PM

Waiting to catch the first egg. DD is 16 months. She was born Sept/2011.

Serenyd 02-04-2013 05:54 PM

I got my BFP! Due 2nd week of October! joy.gif

 

Babydust! 


tenzinsmama 02-04-2013 09:12 PM

Waiting to ovulate, DD born 05/2012, 4th PPAF

 

Congrats, Serenyd!


ChristinaMac 02-04-2013 10:44 PM

Congrats Serenyd! Thanks mamaBlue, good to know... I'm still feeling really weird, I thought for sure these were preg symptoms. Tested today and BFN. It was over three weeks ago DH and I tried so I can't say it's too early. DH and I are kind of bummed but I had a feeling it was too good to be true! Anyway, onward and upward I guess!


FutureMommy2013 02-05-2013 11:50 AM

Hellobmy name is Kim. Me and my Fiance are trying to concieve...I am new on here so I really have no clue as to what I can get help on but I have soo many questions and need someone anyone to please have answers...I have no idea when my ovulation days are but from what I read from surfing the internet it should be the week before my cycle...is this true.? We thought that a week ago I was pregnant but I heard the stress of wanting to get pregnant can give you the symptoms...needless to say it REALLY hurt to see not pregnant pop up... I would like to join this group I feel I will learn alot from the everyone else...we have been together 5 years now and will be 6 june 26.2013 our wedding date is june 26 of 2014 we want to have our child before then if able we both are working toward a masters in computer science...I just thought I should include a little about us

Fern5Fern 02-06-2013 05:02 AM

I'm Waiting to O, 3rd pp cycle, DS2 born 4-12.

 

Congrats Serenyd!

 

FutureMommy the book "Taking Charge of Your Fertility" is a great place to start to learn about your cycle and how to optimize your chance of getting pregnant.  I also use the site fertilityfriend to chart my cycles, the tutorials on there have a lot of good info as well.

 

Doesn't look like I'll O on time this month, I was hoping to O by CD15, which is my "normal" breastfeeding cycle, but here it is CD14 and I haven't had my typical pre ovulation cramps and not much EWCM yet.  Then I got thinking about it, and since my LP was only 7 days last month maybe I won't O till CD17-18, which would make O days 24-25 days apart (my normal cycle length)? does that make sense?  It seems my body takes a while figuring out this pp fertility thing.  My degree is in science although I don't use it at all, I think I'm obsesse with charting because it is so scientific lol. I've been taking B6 this month, hoping it will stretch out my LP.  Anyone else who has taken it seen a drastic change in just one cycle?  My 3 pp lps have been 7 days, 8 days and 7 days, so I really need to add at least 2-3 days.  This is the best month in the whole year for me to get pregnant in terms of the logistics of our family, we own a seasonal business and or crazy season is summer, and I'd LOVE to be over the puking part and happily in second trimester during it. Here's to hoping.


ladyelms 02-06-2013 07:55 AM

hello all, cd3 here. waiting to O and gearing up to try again on cd8 and 9. this will be our 3rd cycle trying. i'm feeling a bit apprehensive w/ continuing towards a winter baby and have considered holding out for a few months. i had ppd for the first time my last birth and those winter months were harrowing.

 

my last 2 cycles were perfect--o'ed on cd13, followed by a 14day lp. wondering if it's safe to assume my cycles are unaffected by nursing. makes sense to me, other than the fact that we're still here in the TTC boat! *shrug*

 

good luck, all!


Serenyd 02-06-2013 09:02 AM

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Originally Posted by ladyelms View Post

hello all, cd3 here. waiting to O and gearing up to try again on cd8 and 9. this will be our 3rd cycle trying. i'm feeling a bit apprehensive w/ continuing towards a winter baby and have considered holding out for a few months. i had ppd for the first time my last birth and those winter months were harrowing.

 

my last 2 cycles were perfect--o'ed on cd13, followed by a 14day lp. wondering if it's safe to assume my cycles are unaffected by nursing. makes sense to me, other than the fact that we're still here in the TTC boat! *shrug*

 

good luck, all!

 

Have you looked into placenta pills? I've heard those can help a lot. 


ChristinaMac 02-07-2013 07:21 PM

I just started charting and I've noticed my cervix is moving. It's higher and a lot softer since yesterday. Does this mean my body's gearing up to O? Will we be BDing tonight just in case!

Fern5Fern 02-11-2013 05:51 AM

Christina a high soft open cervix is a sign of fertility, usually accompanied by egg white or wet cm. Good luck!

Ff gave me crosshairs this morning, really strange past few days, I got a great temp shift ( I'm usually a slow riser) but no positive opk, and I was resting twice a day. I also didn't feel any stabbing o pains like I normally do, although I had plenty of my normal cramping. But I'll take it! Glad I did o nearly on time cd 16, testing Saturday!

Sukhada 02-14-2013 05:29 AM

For about a week now, I've had severe cramps on and off. I have endo, so I always have severe cramps with af (not before) but I've yet to get my ppaf. I'm not pregnant (sadly). Is af coming and when? Anyone else experience this?

alisondarling 02-14-2013 07:40 PM

Please add me to the "Waiting to ovulate" section.

 

After what seems like forever ( but was actually 19.5 months) I finally got my moon today! bow.gif  So, SO happy to finally have my cycle back. joy.gif


writeonyogamama 02-14-2013 08:52 PM

Hi, ladies. I'm new here. I've been ttc #2 since Dec 2012. DS was born April 2011 and is still nursing 2 - 3 times per day. Looking for some company and support through the journey!

I started feeling nausea and hot flashes today so am somewhat optimistic. 1week left til I can test. Anybody else feeling any pg signs?

AngelKissedKids 02-15-2013 07:23 AM

That's exciting alisondarling!  I waited for my 1st PPAF for 14 months after my first was born and for 17 months after my second was born; 19.5 months must have felt like such a long time when you're wanting to grow your family more.

 

Welcome writeonyogamama - wishing you a very short stay with us!  My LO was born 3/11 and still nurses more than a dozen times a day.  Hopefully the fact your LO is only nursing 2-3 times a day will mean you're fertile again.

 

AFM, please move me to waiting to know.  I will probably start POASing on Feb 20th so I've got a while to wait and agonize over my symptoms!


writeonyogamama 02-15-2013 10:15 AM

I'll POAS on Monday or Tuesday. AF isn't due until next Fri. Meanwhile DS has turned into a nursing monster! It's making me nauseous and crampy plus sore nipples. I got over ambitious last week with trying to reduce his feedings and it has officially backfired.

ladyelms 02-15-2013 01:33 PM

hey, all. i'm officially in the TWW. i might have O'ed too early this cycle, cd11, and am pretty certain i can link it to my 2yo nursling pulling an all-night nursing session a few nights ago. not feeling optimistic as a result, but am eager to see. gl to all!


tenzinsmama 02-15-2013 04:18 PM

Sukhada, I'm not sure about the cramping-- is it still happening?

 

Please move me to Waiting to Know. I believe I O'ed yesterday, CD20, because of having a + OPK the night before and now this morning I am seeing that I no longer have EWCM. My OPK instructions say that ovulation will likely happen 24 -36 hours after the surge is detected, so we went with that in deciding when/how often to BD. DH has no sperm issues, but the last week has been really busy and just the idea of BD'ing several days in a row was making us exhausted!  I hope we got the timing good, and that my calculations of yesterday being my peak day are accurate. I had 6 straight days of EWCM, which is the longest ever for me-- it kind of threw me off, because I wasn't really sure when I was finally going to O! So in a nutshell, it turned out to be this: We ended up BD'ing the one night, then the next night I detected the surge (no BD that night), then BD last night. I don't really enjoy trying to pinpoint things like this, but I really want to optimize our chances... I guess if you don't feel like BD'ing every day that EWCM is happening, it's better to do it every other day and hope that there is nice fresh swimmers for peak day-- thoughts?


ladyelms 02-16-2013 07:47 AM

so, i'm beginning to determine that i'm having anovulatory cycles while still bf'ing my 2yo, even though i am menstruating and having obvious follicular and luteal phases. does anyone know if opk's will ultimately determine for me whether i am or am not ovulating? in other words, will an opk show positive even if no egg is being released? thx.


tenzinsmama 02-16-2013 07:53 AM

My understanding about OPKs is that they only detect the LH surge, but having a surge does not guarantee that one will end up ovulating.How is it that you suspect you are having anovaluatory cycles?


ladyelms 02-16-2013 09:13 AM

thx, tenzin'smama, that was my guess. this is my 3rd cycle ttc, so i'm really just considering any reasonable idea that may be preventing conception. i do see a connection w/ how often dd nurses (especially throughout the night) and my cycle "acting up". some months it seems to respond by O'ing too early; i'm beginning to wonder if i might not even be O'ing altogether.



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