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Forum: Trying To Conceive   08-20-2010, 12:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,765
Posted By MamaDee4
A quick update......my 7, 8 and 9 dpo tests were...

A quick update......my 7, 8 and 9 dpo tests were right. I got a temp. rise today at 13 dpo so I tested (but have not since 9 dpo) and got a bfn.

So af should arrive as anticipate tomorrow.....
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Forum: Trying To Conceive   08-18-2010, 08:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,765
Posted By MamaDee4
Well, maybe everyone does get early bfp's on...

Well, maybe everyone does get early bfp's on OSOM's....judging from the lack of ladies stepping forward.....

AND......my temp. tanked today already at 11 dpo.....so it appears that I am not...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   08-17-2010, 09:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,765
Posted By MamaDee4
Thanks, I feel a bit better. It's actually why I...

Thanks, I feel a bit better. It's actually why I stopped testing yesterday at 9 dpo.....I wanted to save a bit of hope. I figure by 9 dpo on an osom I can be reasonably sure that I'm out.......but...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   08-16-2010, 04:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,765
Posted By MamaDee4
I've been using the supposedly ultra insanely...

I've been using the supposedly ultra insanely sensitive OSOM tests the last few months. I test through about 9 dpo....then stop, to keep a glimmer of hope alive until af arrives.

But....the deal...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   04-30-2010, 08:58 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 18,919
Posted By MamaDee4
When I think back to my attitudes in my teens...

When I think back to my attitudes in my teens and early 20's I shudder. I used to think moms with lots of kids were nuts. I also thought that having a baby when you were "old" (I probably thought...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   04-30-2010, 08:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 319
Posted By MamaDee4
I know this isn't what you want to hear..... ...

I know this isn't what you want to hear.....

but I often have a slight temp. dip, then a rise the day before (sometimes a really NICE rise) the real dip. Usually the second dip is when af...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   04-29-2010, 09:16 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 18,919
Posted By MamaDee4
jenjersnap, I am right there with you about...

jenjersnap,

I am right there with you about getting pregnant easier earlier. And while I do think overall, it's a normal part of getting older (not sure how old you are, but I'm 43) but also it...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   04-25-2010, 02:05 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 18,919
Posted By MamaDee4
starting at 42 my ovulation date went from my...

starting at 42 my ovulation date went from my normal CD13 or 14 to CD8 in a matter of 2 months. >>>>

See, that's what I'm wondering.......but it's just weird that it lines up exactly when I...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   04-25-2010, 08:47 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 18,919
Posted By MamaDee4
Does anyone here use Vitex? I am almost 44 and...

Does anyone here use Vitex? I am almost 44 and have used chasteberry the last two cycles. I know it says it takes a few months to really work....but the last two cycles I have O'd pretty early. The...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   04-24-2010, 03:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 416
Posted By MamaDee4
Well, I guess I'm glad I gave in. I was feeling...

Well, I guess I'm glad I gave in. I was feeling unsure about Oing.....not a ton of CM, but some good. But no acne at all. That's weird. I figured I was still days away....but my nips hurt. So all...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   04-23-2010, 01:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 416
Posted By MamaDee4
O.K., so I went ahead and did an opk. I feel...

O.K., so I went ahead and did an opk. I feel better. Why, I don't know. It just feels like "doing something", KWIM?

It has a good line, which doesn't mean too much except I might be getting...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   04-23-2010, 11:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 416
Posted By MamaDee4
I am starting to agree. I did this b/c I wanted...

I am starting to agree. I did this b/c I wanted low stress and balance. I have neither right now! There are some things I do need to change.

I need to not spend an hour of FF every morning when I...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   04-23-2010, 11:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 416
Posted By MamaDee4
So......I am/was trying hard not to chart this...

So......I am/was trying hard not to chart this month. I have not temped or used opks, but I know I am CD12. My plan was to BD every other day starting at CD10 and leave the rest alone. I am 43 and...
Forum: Unschooling   10-02-2008, 09:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 504
Posted By MamaDee4
I am watching/homeschooling two of my friend's...

I am watching/homeschooling two of my friend's boys--ages 10 and 12. I also have two boys ages 9 and 12. I am trying to come up with a big project they can work on together (hopefully outside)....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-29-2008, 08:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 491
Posted By MamaDee4
Thank you everyone for all the great advice! ...

Thank you everyone for all the great advice!

Our first day went well. They are really good boys. I think our biggest problem (besides my EXTREMELY extroverted 4 year old son who won't leave...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-28-2008, 04:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 491
Posted By MamaDee4
<<<For me personally, I definitely wouldn't do...

<<<For me personally, I definitely wouldn't do it for free because then I would end up resentful. >>>
<<< At the very least, I would have her chip in on school supplies, and definitely pay for her...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-28-2008, 11:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 491
Posted By MamaDee4
but when I heard her situation, I just felt...

but when I heard her situation, I just felt unexplicably compelled to offer, and it turned out to be a great and memorable time for me and my children. I hope it's the same for you!>>>


Thanks....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-27-2008, 06:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 491
Posted By MamaDee4
You know, I was just looking at some of our...

You know, I was just looking at some of our board games thinking that we might get some more use out of them with two extra boys their age......we got "Are You Smarter Than I Fifth Grader" for...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-27-2008, 09:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 491
Posted By MamaDee4
Honestly the biggest problem we have had...

Honestly the biggest problem we have had homeschooling wise is that her work never takes DK as long to finish her work as it does DD and I struggle to get DK to sit still and do something quiet...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-26-2008, 10:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 491
Posted By MamaDee4
A good homeschooling friend of mine has had to...

A good homeschooling friend of mine has had to take a six month job to help them get rid of some debt.......she has three boys. The oldest (15) is going to homeschool mornings with another...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   09-25-2008, 12:31 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 698
Posted By MamaDee4
I have a question for anyone out there who is...

I have a question for anyone out there who is taking Juice Plus......

when you first started, did you notice any ill effects? I was hoping for a bit more energy......but since I started I feel...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-31-2008, 10:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 390
Posted By MamaDee4
What kind of naps are you doing? I thought that...

What kind of naps are you doing? I thought that might be our problem, but I'm wondering if it's just her personality--some kids are just harder to get to sleep than others. I have six, and I can...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-31-2008, 10:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 320
Posted By MamaDee4
Sarah, Thanks for sharing your story. It...

Sarah,

Thanks for sharing your story. It sounds very familiar! I guess I'll keep doing what we're doing and see what happens. I don't have dillusions of three days of the rocking chair and then...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-31-2008, 09:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 320
Posted By MamaDee4
I guess you can nurse while sitting next to the...

I guess you can nurse while sitting next to the 2 yr old, and have a hand on them while they drift off? or nurse the baby down and have the toddler wait for you to be available? it ain't easy is it?...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-30-2008, 07:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 320
Posted By MamaDee4
I just had a thought....DH has threatened to...

I just had a thought....DH has threatened to move to a bedroom in the basement.....only half jokingly....I thought if he actually did that I would move a rocking chair to the younger kids bedroom...
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