Trying for # 2....but #4 total :)

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Trying for # 2....but #4 total :)
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Mon, 08-12-2013 - 12:21pm

Hi there - Im a newby...

My name is Wendy and Im joining the TTC boards today....

Here's a little about me...I have  10 yr old daughter from my first marriage, my husband (of 1 month...together 5 yrs...friends 25 yrs) has 2 daughters from his first marriage, 7 and 14 yrs old.  We got married about a month ago and both of us decided that we would love expand the family and try for a baby of our own together. 

Im 36 and he's 38 and with older children and having all the baby/toddler years so far behind us, I am a bit nervous to be starting all over again....but at the same time, VERY excited too :)

I have already been reading through the other member posts and have really enjoyed what others are sharing, its a lot of what I came here to talk about and share myself.

I got my IUD taken out about 3 weeks ago and right now on my CD3, guess the fun begins in a few weeks!  I have a BBT thermometer, but hear that checking CM is what seems to be the most effective way to time ovulation.  I haven't had a period in 2 yrs, so i have no idea how long my cycles are.  Also - any tips anyone has on TTC a BOY would be fun to read....LOL, since we have 3 girls, id love to give DH his boy...but obviously we both would love either one.... :)

Looking forward to getting to know you all and good luck in your TTC journies! :)

xo
Wendy

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Tue, 08-13-2013 - 12:14pm

Hi Wendy, it's nice to meet you!  Although you've been out of the baby stage for awhile, I bet the girls will be excited to have a sibling :)  CM is a great way to monitor ovulation, and if you do it with monitoring your BBT you should have a pretty good picture of what your cycle is doing.  For a boy you want to have sex as close to ovulation as possible.    You also want to eat foods that are more alkaline, such as eggs, red meat, fish, bread, salty foods, etc.  You don't want an acidic environment to conceive a boy.  Good luck!  One of my brothers was in a situation like yours, and they now have an almost 4 year old.  He's been a real blessing to the family (and the oldest goes off to college next week!).  

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Wed, 08-14-2013 - 3:05pm

Hi Melissa!!  That sounds exactly like what we'll be having...one going off to college and one in pre-school :) 

Thanks for the advice on the boy making ;)  Im reading Dr. Shettles book - How to Choose the Sex of your Baby and they say the exact things you do about the best chances of conceiving a boy.  I'll do all the things the book says and if it happens it happens...if not, i LOVE my girls and would LOVE another one!!

Thanks again and nice to meet you too!!!

xo