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Wanting to try for No 2!

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MrsMcJnr Mon 21-Jul-08 22:48:45

Hello smile before I had my son in January, I lived on Mumsnet grin but since having him (and moving country!) I haven’t managed to get on much at all. I am now waking up to trying for another baby and I wondered if there are other ladies in the same boat as me trying again. I am mid 30s and want a few more kids but I am also still breast feeding (though I started weaning my son 3 weeks ago) and I haven’t yet noticed any signs of returning fertility smile

gillydaffodil Tue 22-Jul-08 09:37:14

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MrsMcJnr Tue 22-Jul-08 22:30:32

Yes, of course I remember you hon! smile thank you for coming to say hello. What thread are you and the others on? I would love to come and say hello smile sorry to hear that you haven’t got your BFP yet sad I really hope the IUI works for you. One of my friends (who I met at AN classes actually) was trying for 7 years before she went for ICSI, her daughter was born on the same day as my son and is such a joy, I hope you get yours soon xx

nomoremagnolia Wed 23-Jul-08 09:09:04

Hello MrsMcJnr I can't believe you're ttc#2 already - where does the time go???
Gilly and I (and Ready and Rah and some others you might know) are mainly on the "been ttc#1 since forever thread" as well as the "In the company of pregnant ladies" thread (a pun on the titles of the No1 Ladies Detective Agency books if you're wondering - we're the self-styled No1 Babies Detective Agency!)

MrsMcJnr Wed 23-Jul-08 22:50:57

Nomoremagnolia – hey there smile lovely to speak to you smile smile I guess we are not really trying for No2, just really hoping that it will happen without us having to think about trying too hard. Thanks for letting me know where to find you all (Alexander McCall Smith was a tutor of mine at Uni! wink here’s hoping you all start falling soon x

gillydaffodil Thu 24-Jul-08 14:14:50

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MrsMcJnr Sat 26-Jul-08 00:50:36

That would be lovely Gilly smile life is good thanks, it’s lovely to be back and I think DH is enjoying it too. The first few weeks were a bit hectic with finding a flat, buying a car, furniture and cats arriving etc but we are getting there now. Planning to hit the beach for the first time tomorrow! Next time you are over, maybe we could meet! smile

conkertree Sun 27-Jul-08 21:15:46

Hi MrsMcJnr - I was on the ttc with you for a bit too - congratulations on your ds.

my ds was born in August 07 and we are thinking about ttc#2 very soon too. Wanted number two before ds is 2, although similar to you - will be trying to avoid thinking about it quite as much as #1, and just letting it happen.

its stupid cause would in one way rather wait till later in the year so the baby is born after the summer, but at the same time, really want another asap, so think we will leave it to fate (that is no doubt until the first proper ttc cycle, when i will no doubt find a ttc thread, and get obsessed again).

So how are you finding motherhood? i am loving almost every minute. think having another will make things a lot more hectic, but really looking forward to it too.

ShowOfHands Sun 27-Jul-08 21:21:06

MrsMcJnr well I bloody never!

conkertree Sun 27-Jul-08 21:23:37

oh meant to say - i am still bf ds too but periods came back once he was about 7 months old i think.

gillydaffodil Mon 28-Jul-08 16:09:16

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iamamummy Tue 29-Jul-08 07:38:54

hi ladies

can i join your thrread mrs?

last month was our first actual month of ttc but af has been and gone since then.

not going mad like before this time, it will happen when it happens and in the meantime im just going to enjoy my time with ds! smile

xx

conkertree Tue 29-Jul-08 16:03:09

hi iamamummy - had a wee look at your profile page - is your dc 5 months old just now, or was that put on a while ago? Is it a boy or a girl?

sounds like we are all in the same boat this time - just seeing what happens (although i know that wont last long with me).

iamamummy Tue 29-Jul-08 19:59:41

hi conker!

nooo them pics are way old..i really should update them. ds is 6 months now.

we too are just seeing what happens hmm

littlemiss26 Tue 29-Jul-08 20:21:08

you sounds exactly the same as me!! my ds is 6 months old (also born in Jan), I'm still breastfeeding and would love to conceive number two! still no periods yet, even though i've only been doing one feed a day for the past month and a half. good luck x

conkertree Tue 29-Jul-08 20:22:48

oh - just saw the pictures - i'd only seen the bit of the profile that says you have one child 5 months old - having seen the pictures, its obvious he is a boy!

did you always intend to have a fairly small gap between your children, or what's made you decide to ttc#2 just now - i think i was still trying to get a good nights sleep when ds was 6 months grin. still am come to that.

conkertree Tue 29-Jul-08 20:24:13

crossed post littlemiss - hi. i am impressed by all you lot with 6 month old babies already ready to go for the next - i've only really felt ready to think about it in the last month or so.

littlemiss26 Tue 29-Jul-08 20:44:37

ds is a really easy baby - has genuinely slept through the night since day one. I want four kids, so i figured just get on with it!!! also started back at work, which has given me the extra motivation grin

bluebell82 Tue 29-Jul-08 21:17:55

oooh mrmcjnr- I think we are in that mind frame now too !!

How do you think you will fair with two under 2? Nappies, milk etc..?

I have had such an easy ride compared to some with Ruby, she slept through from 8 weeks (12-13hrs) a night and she is such a conented and happy baby...!

Keep me posted and I will do liklwise!

Have your af come back?

conkertree Tue 29-Jul-08 21:27:55

yup littlemiss - i have been back at work since ds was 8 1/2 months and that definately makes the decision easier. am planning to set up my own wee business in the next year and so hopefully not have to go back to work after number 2.

What do you do? The sleeping sounds great. Ds has never been a good sleeper, but recently, its just starting to get better - i think since he has been on the move he's using a lot more energy and so making himself more tired - but i think he's just a baby that doesnt need that much sleep.

iamamummy Wed 30-Jul-08 09:28:07

hi ladies

conkertree - thanks for the reassurance regarding ds gender lol, i was a bit paranoid for a sec thereblush i have always wanted a larger family 3/4 dp reckons 6 hmm i would ideally like them all close together as i have seen the strong bond they have when they are similar ages through friends children. also dp is 20 yrs older than me.

littlemiss - my ds was born on the 6th feb, i did not breast feed so periods returned back to normal after a few weeks, although this is only our real month of ttc. ds is also a good sleeper 7-7 most nights but i have been warned no.2 will prob be the complete opposite!

conkertree Wed 30-Jul-08 13:57:58

yup i agree iamamummy - although mine wont be as close in age (assuming ttc doesnt take too long), i would still like there to be less than 2 years between them.

i understand that a bigger age gap means you get to spend more time with the first child on their own, and they are older so might not get as jealous etc, but then there are loads of arguments for closer in age too, and they are less likely to remember life on their own after the initial getting over a new baby being in the house.

I think in the long term, closer ages will hopefully mean they are closer to each other when they are older.

iamamummy Wed 30-Jul-08 14:29:15

i know it will be hard work juggling two littlies but its definately worth it, i am giving up work too so they will be my sole priority day in day out.

to conceive ds it took us 1 year and i really dont want to prolong ttc again just incase it takes the same amount of time if not longer to fall again.

how old is your ds now? and are you ttc now or just thinking about it? dp was ready to ttc straight away but i was the one that wanted to wait a while until after another chat when ds was 3 months we agreed after my next af we would go for it...and here we are now! smile

iamamummy Wed 30-Jul-08 14:31:55

btw i am loving that devils outfit your ds looks so cute!!

i always joked that when i was in my teens i would dress my babies up all as winnie the pooh characters - hence the picture on my profile, think my family took me literally smile

MrsMcJnr Thu 31-Jul-08 00:28:06

Hello Conkertree grin of course I remember you!!! Congratulations on your DS. All that obsessing last time round was worth it though wasn’t it? I adore being a Mum and my DS makes my world complete but I don’t want him to be an only one. Interesting that your AF came back after 7 months, I keep thinking mine is on its way back but then it seems to change its mind. What kind of business are you planning?

Showofhands grin hey there!

Gilly smile the beach is the best place here for breeze at the mo. Enjoy the Festival, we shall miss it!!

Hey Iamamummy smile great to see you, let’s hope you are right and we can all stay calm this time!

Littlemiss26 – yup, your story sounds the same as ours, welcome! smile LOL at the work motivating you to no 2! I am still on mat leave blush I always wanted 4 but at 34 I think I might not manage that sad

Hello Bluebell82 smile my DS has slept through since 10 weeks so I am really lucky too but he was really hard work before that! hmm

Internet is so slow tonight; I wanted to read your profiles but had better go to bed as DS will be awake in a few hours!!

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