August checkin

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August checkin
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Thu, 08-11-2011 - 3:23pm
Let's see some updates! How is everyone and where are you in this journey? The board has been kinda slow, so let us all know how you are doing.

Amanda


Mom to Talia (3)


expecting #2 on 1/11/11

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Thu, 08-11-2011 - 3:34pm
We are NTNP at the moment. We shuld be preventing, since we dont actually want another pregnancy until after march of 2013. But since neither of us can be bothered to locate or use protection, i guess we both feel an unplanned preganancy wouldnt be the end of the world! I might lose my mind, but it would be ok. LOL. Despite M deciding to urse most of the nigt, i have had two cycles. The last one was only 21 days long, so i guess i am ovulating on time and have a short LP. I will get around to posting my chart soon, but it will be pretty boring for the next year and a half! Hope everyone is well!!

Amanda


Mom to Talia (3)


expecting #2 on 1/11/11

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Thu, 08-11-2011 - 5:33pm
Hi im 5 months PP, still EBF and had my first long ovulatory cycle with short 6 day LP. Wanted to wait until this time next year before TTC but not doing anything to avoid before then. When my cycles come back fully think im going to find it hard not to TTC - trying to keep an open mind. Doing loads of reasearch into home water births, VBAC, private midwives, doulas - I really need to have a positive experience for #3
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Thu, 08-11-2011 - 6:04pm
Things are finally getting excited around here. Nursling is 18m, still a total boob baby. Looks like I O'd for the first time on my own with no meds in YEARS 9 days ago! Temps dropped today and had some cramping yesterday. I have to admit I totally got cold feet and didn't time BD very well. We shall see! After waiting very patiently just having some exciting things happen.. is.. well... exciting! :D
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Thu, 08-11-2011 - 10:00pm

Now 13.5 months PP and still waiting for AF to show before I can officially say we're TTC #2. DD is down to nursing just once in the morning (though it's a loooong nursing session--sometimes up to an hour) so I'm crossing my fingers that things will start happening soon. Until then... twiddling my thumbs.

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Fri, 08-12-2011 - 1:42am
Hi Amanda :) Thanks for starting this thread!
I am now 4 months PP and wondering where on the earth the last 6 months just went!?! It has been a busy, wonderful, tiring, emotional time - I am so very, very happy with our little family.
As for TTC, DH said we were done for sure but has canceled his big V appointment at my request - he said he rescheduled it for September at which point "we can discuss what we want to do and if we want another baby or not" . I just about cried with relief and felt this huge sad weight off of my shoulders, but tried to play it cool and just told him thank you and appreciate it being put off for a bit. i am so on the fence as to how I feel about being done with the baby making business. Some days I am ready to start selling off baby stuff and the next , I can't bear the idea. So for now all the maternity clothes and baby clothing , gear will go back into the crawl space. I know that we would not do IVF again to conceive but I really hope that we go with the NTNP route.....if it happened again by some utter and complete miracle, I would be thrilled - and if not I know that I can accept that and move on. It is hard to not think about O'ing and cycles and checking CM even now - I pray for peace that when we are done, I will feel okay with that and not look back with sadness. I also very much secretly hope that maybe there is one more out there for us. On a very depressing note, my sister has still not had success with her TTC efforts, and I am devastated for her - it is just so unfair and I feel selfish for even wishing for another now when I already got our 3 miracles.
Hugs and baby dust to you all - I really appreciate this board and the friendships we have formed.
Jasmine
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Fri, 08-12-2011 - 2:27am
waiting and waiting here.
no longer BFing (DD just turned 3!) so I guess I hold on to this board for lack of anywhere else sane to go (those other boards are crazy).
It's pretty depressing to see all these people back again after having their babies... I started TTC before a lot of them...

This month we've been on top of it... had an HSG - tubes clear, Clomid for the first time, BD almost all the right times (missed on night). Temps showing that I ovulated, OPK's positive too. Now to wait another week.

On the same note as Jasmine mentioned about her sister... a lot of times I think of how easy it was for us to conceive DD and how grueling of a process it's been now. I think maybe in some way maybe God has allowed this for me so that I can better support my best friend when the time comes. She's not yet married or TTC by any means, but has PCOS and because of a surgery relating to it they weren't able to save one of her fallopian tubes. We know it'll be rough for her to conceive. Maybe all this will help me help her (when the time comes)?

Anyhow, I'm ready for it to be my turn with the positive tests! :)
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Fri, 08-12-2011 - 7:32am
Good news about cancelling the V. That would be hard if you werent sure! And sorry about your sis. I cant even imagine. I have a best friend going thru it now. They are at 15 months with no luck and getting ready to try IUI.

Amanda


Mom to Talia (3)


expecting #2 on 1/11/11

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Fri, 08-12-2011 - 7:33am
Oh gosh, eme, i missed that you did Clomid this month! I will chart stalk and be crossing everything for you. How is DH doing these days. I cant believe DD is 3!? Did you wean her, or did she go on her own?

Amanda


Mom to Talia (3)


expecting #2 on 1/11/11

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Fri, 08-12-2011 - 7:41am
Let me know if u have any questions or if there is anything i can help with. If you need to ask anything, no matter how personal, icompletely support natural childbirth and i believe in you! Best of luck.

Amanda


Mom to Talia (3)


expecting #2 on 1/11/11

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Fri, 08-12-2011 - 7:42am
Congrats on nursing till 18 months, great job! And O is soooo exciting!

Amanda


Mom to Talia (3)


expecting #2 on 1/11/11

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