The All New TTC whilst Breastfeeding Support Thread

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haloflo Thu 17-May-12 12:52:09

Have a breastfed baby or toddler? Why not try for another one?! Who needs sleep anyway?

Come join us whether you are waiting for your first period in months or are are a few months into trying.

Thinkingof4 Thu 14-Jun-12 11:58:42

Thanks whenshewasbad
I'm glad your AF has now arrived so at least you know where you are

Jakeyblueblue Thu 14-Jun-12 19:59:28

Help mummy's! Have lost the plot lol! I posted a couple of weeks ago after I had what I thought was my first AF whilst still bf my ds round the clock, but it lasted only a day and I thought it may have just been a bit of spotting. My plan was to wait and see what happened. I kind of think I know when I ovulate by cm and other symptoms so I thought I would soon tell if it was AF or not. Anyway, smack on 14 days past the one day bleed, I got ewcm and cramping so dtd x 1. Now I am obsessed with wether I am preggo or not! It's driving me mad, despite the fact I know it's highly unlikely! Am laughing at myself really coz actually, theres no real rush! Am just sooooo ridiculously broody!
It's like before I had ds! Keep googling what are probably imaginary symptoms, despite the fact I had none in the two week wait for bfp with ds! Even did a pound shop test this am at only 8dpo which was ridiculously too early. aargggghhhhh! Am going mad! Lol! grin
Please tell me I Am not the only one that is this mental! blush

haloflo Sun 17-Jun-12 08:17:14

wasshewasbad So sorry about your cp, hopefully you will fall again soon and it will be a sticky one.

thinking any sign of AF yet?

jakeyblue Bless you, just try to keep busy I think is best. I too get obsessed but then a couple of days out with DD and a couple of days at work and suddenly a week has passed and it's testing time or a new cycle.

Anyway ladies, I have news. I got a BFP yesterday! I suspected I was pg but am nervous of testing too soon. I'm still only 4+5 so a long way to go but fingers crossed.

Still feeding 3 plus times a day (evening and night) so it can be done. I am not going anywhere yet as too nervous to check out AN groups. Hope that's ok. xx

BR44 Sun 17-Jun-12 20:00:20

Ooohhhhh haloflo I am SO SO pleased for you! That's wonderful news and very encouraging for the rest of us! You must be thrilled to bits.

At my end, the stupid OPKs are thoroughly baffling me. The first one I did at CD17 was faint but noticable but since then the lines have been practically invisible. The kit suggested starting testing on CD 18 for a 35 day cycle (my last was 35 days) so I find it hard to believe I've missed ovulation completely, especially as I still have CM (increasing every day) and I haven't had any one-sided abdominal cramping, which I usually have to a greater or lesser extent. So I'm hoping it's still to come, albeit a bit later than I expected.... Although I'm in a bit of a grotty mood with DP at the moment so really don't much feel like DTD, but hey ho.

Anyway massive congratulations again haloflo! Please do stay on the thread for a while yet and keep us all posted on developments. What's your due date looking like?

WhenSheWasBadSheWasHorrid Sun 17-Jun-12 21:32:45

haloflo grin grin grin

Can't believe I am just hearing about this. So pleased for you.

BR44 I normally ov on cd16 ish pre dd days on my last cycle I ovulated on day 21. Maybe you will ov late, it could be a bf think with the hormones being a bit mental

jakey no it's not just you am going mad too. smile

Thinkingof4 Sun 17-Jun-12 21:57:41

YAAY haloflo
I had a feeling you were going to get a BFP!! Thats so great, I am really pleased for you grin

still no AF here but I really don't think I am pregnant just wonky periods

newyearsday Mon 18-Jun-12 10:07:33

Congrats haloflo wonderful news! You must be over the moon.

whenshewasbad sorry to hear about the cp, hope you're ok x

bb44 sounds like your body is gearing up but it hasn't happened just yet. Hurry up ov!

jakey how are things today? Hope you've not sent yourself bonkers with the waiting...

I'm 7dpo and in the last few days I've been having mild cramps and twinges, feels like something is happening down there. I have a 15 day luteal phase so will do everything in my power to wait and test on day period is due. Ages to wait!!!

haloflo Mon 18-Jun-12 20:58:57

Thank you all, I am delighted, shocked and very nervous. Due date would be 19 Feb according to the due date calculator and as this cycle was going to be a short one I guess that's about right.

BR44 What CD are you now? Could you have a short luteal phase like I did when my cycles first came back? I forget what cycle you are on? So it might be CD25/26 when you ov?

thinking Boo to the wonky period, and thank you! smile

newyears Best of luck!

BR44 Wed 20-Jun-12 08:16:27

Today is CD25 and it's my 5th cycle. haloflo, you could be right about the short LP. Hope not too short though... The ov test was definitely darker yesterday, so I'm feeling a little less hostile to the bloody sticks.

Newyearsday - sounds promising! Keep us posted.

Just noticed that DS has wedged large chunk of squishy peach down the side of the sofa. Must dash.

Thinkingof4 Thu 21-Jun-12 13:13:46

Hi all AF has appeared at last- 42 day cycle!! Anyone else having very erratic cycle or is it just me?
Br44 any news? What's your normal cycle length?

Jakey any news?
Good luck new years day!

specialhero Thu 21-Jun-12 21:34:24

Hello all

Have only skimmed this thread sorry, hope that you all get good news soon.

I'd sort of like to join you, but we can't ttc in anger atm because of meds dh is on sad maybe next month. Still, I'm signed up to fertility friend and I'm trying to keep track of cycle so that I'm prepared if we can start next month or one after. It's all a bit of a long shot really, I'm 42 so don't have much time left. DS, just turned 2, is still v keen on bm. So much so that I've found it really difficult this week to get a 3 hour stretch of sleep to take temp after. We do co-sleep and he's been a bit ill this week so less settled than usual, but this does happen every now and again.

Does anyone else have this problem? Does anyone know if it's better to take temp after the longest stretch of sleep or at the same time every day?

BR44 Fri 22-Jun-12 07:51:27

CD27 and I have just got a smiley face on the Clearblue OPK that a kind (already pregnant) friend donated to me. I have also had sensitive nipples since last night and have a heavy dragging sensation in the right side of my abdomen RIGHT NOW. I really thought ov had occurred quietly a few days ago so am a bit surprised.

And bloody DP has gone in to work early.

Because I've been feeling symptoms since last night I'm worried that if I leave sex until this evening the moment will have passed. I am seriously considering popping DS in his buggy and stalking DP to work in the hope of finding a quiet corner or a roomy disabled toilet. Is this the behaviour of a MENTAL person???? It is, isn't it?

My last cycle was 35 days so if that's the case again this month it'll be a pointless venture anyway, but my previous two cycles were 41 days, so there is hope that I could have a long enough LP if I time it right today....

What would you do people? If we had dtd yesterday I wouldn't be so worried, but the last time we did was Wednesday morning.

Hello specialhero. I completely relate to what you're saying! I don't usually co-sleep with my 21mo but he's still a real milk beast when under the weather. I haven;t been temping though, so can't advise on that sorry.

WhenSheWasBadSheWasHorrid Fri 22-Jun-12 09:03:27

BR44 lol at stalking your dh to work and finding a quiet corner.

If you have ovulated right now the egg should still be ok this evening. What time does your dh get home?

WhenSheWasBadSheWasHorrid Fri 22-Jun-12 09:05:33

special sorry I don't temp mainly because I co sleep with dd. Could you try opks instead?

BR44 Fri 22-Jun-12 09:22:23

Okay, the mania has died down. He gets home between 6-7 so I will launch myself at him then. And the poor thing thought he was off duty for a few nights!

I will save the stalking behaviour for a few months down the line if I'm still trying then....

WhenSheWasBadSheWasHorrid Fri 22-Jun-12 09:28:28

BR44 glad you have calmed down, I was afraid you were going to resort to grabbing some random bloke off the streets just kidding

thinking before dd I always ovulated on cd16 or cd17 with very regular periods. Cycle just getting back to normal and I ovulated on cd22, stupidly late. So I don't think you are on your own.

maples Fri 22-Jun-12 09:40:18

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specialhero Fri 22-Jun-12 23:07:22

BR44 hope you got lucky wink
WhenSheWasBad, I have some OPK's, the plan is to use both, I'm excited to see if I do actually still ovulate.
Maples, fwiw my AF came back at 14 months for no apparent reason, except, perhaps, that DS did start eating more solid food around then and sleeping for a good stretch more often. Commiserations re your DH's health.

newyearsday Tue 26-Jun-12 19:02:06

Hello again,

15dpo today and I got a bfp this morning! I suspected I was cos there's only one other time in my life I've felt like this (sooooo tired, nausea, hungry, thirsty, etc..) and ds arrived some time later.

Really happy and nervous. Very early days so just taking it a day at a time.

Fingers crossed for more bfps. Good luck everyone! x

maples Tue 26-Jun-12 23:35:15

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WhenSheWasBadSheWasHorrid Wed 27-Jun-12 07:41:32

Wow BFP. Congratulations new years day.

Looks like you were right about the twinges and cramps. grin

newyearsday Wed 27-Jun-12 10:02:16

Thank you maples and when. I'm feeling strangely calm (after the stress of the 2ww), just concentrating on ds and getting through each day. Hope you guys get your bfp soon.

Thinkingof4 Wed 27-Jun-12 10:36:20

Well done newyearsday that's great news grin
how long were you TTC for?

Jakeyblueblue Wed 27-Jun-12 11:50:55

Been busy sitting an exam the last week or so but am pleased to come back to find that we have had two bfp's! Congrats haloflo and new years, what lovely news!
Well I got a bfn as suspected! But was thrilled to get another bleed this month instead. Was 28 days after the last one so am hoping that AF is well and truly back. Still very light though, nothing like how they were before so Have ordered some opk's from eBay and my next move is to see if I am actually ovulating. If I am, then we can get cracking lol!
How's everyone else going? grin

haloflo Wed 27-Jun-12 13:15:50

Huge congrats to newyearsday! - wishing you all the best over the next 8 months.

BR44 - hope you caught DP at the right time and will be joining the grads soon.

jake excellent news about becoming more regular and good luck with OPKs, I found them really useful though addictive

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