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What do you think??

PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2015 8:23 pm
by Mommybee
Hi all! I'm still breastfeeding my 12 month old, but have had a normal period for the past 2 months. January was the first month we TTC. Today was due for AF but she was no show. I also took a Clear blue test around lunch time and it was negative. I have had low dull but deep cramps for 3 days, my cervix is still really creamy, I have low back cramps, and I have huge amounts of what looks like EW mucus. If AF doesn't come by Friday I want to test again. Do you guys think I still have a chance??

Re: What do you think??

PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 9:05 am
by TurtleMommaTB
The way I look at it...there is always a chance until the witch shows. :-)
Good luck and please keep us posted on your testing!

FMU is always better to test with anyway so I wouldn't worry too much about the afternoon negative.

Re: What do you think??

PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 9:53 am
by Mommybee
Thank you for the encouragement! I'll try to remember to post my update :)

Re: What do you think??

PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 8:40 am
by momma3:)
Hi Mommybee!

Are we on the exact same cycle and experiencing the same symptoms??? :) LOL... Wow your symptoms seem very similar to mine. Plus we are both due for AF now!

Fingers crossed for you as well :) Like Turtlemomma said, until AF shows we all still got a chance :)

Are you charting??

Re: What do you think??

PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:21 am
by Mommybee
That's so fun Momma3! Still no AF, still BFn, still dull cramps this morning :( i just hope something happens soon! I'm crazy enough without charting lol. If I dot get preggo in 6 months then I'll chart ;)

Re: What do you think??

PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 4:22 pm
by momma3:)
Same here-nothing all day!
I'll test again in the morning for giggles.:)

Keep us posted!!

Re: What do you think??

PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2015 9:39 am
by momma3:)
Any news MommyBee?? :)

Re: What do you think??

PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2015 11:22 am
by Mommybee
Well..sadly I had another neg and got diagnosed with BV (a bacterial infection) which is possibly the reason for my issues :( what about you??

Re: What do you think??

PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2015 3:32 pm
by momma3:)
Mommybee,

I am so sorry to hear about the negative and the bacterial infection! Yikes-sounds like a rough week for you!!!
Does that mean AF showed up for you? Or just MIA...

FRER this am was negative. My temp is low too, so I bet in the next day or two I'll get AF :(
Oh well-since I'm not pregnant I am just anxious to get my AF and then start the new cycle!!!!!

how are you doing with all of this??

Re: What do you think??

PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2015 7:46 pm
by MRC1013
I am also breastfeeding my 10mo and TTC. Let's keep in touch because I am starting to get defeated. My husband and I don't really try very hard each month, but we make sure to DTD at least twice around ovulation (we've been unofficially trying for about 4 months now). This month was the first time I actually tested for my LH surge because, although my periods have been VERY heavy, I was starting to think I wasn't ovulating! My surge was, in fact, yesterday, so here goes my TWW...

How many nursing sessions do you ladies have each day? I have heard, that even though we get our periods, bfing still prevents us from getting pregnant- what are your thoughts/experience with this?

We have about 4 feedings during the day and 4-6 through the night (I know! Thank God for bedsharing!). I got my period back at 7 weeks postpartum, so my body has had a pretty long while to get back into the swing of things- my cycle is about 30 days long.

-Marissa

Re: What do you think??

PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2015 11:54 am
by momma3:)
Hi Marissa,

Congrats on your LH surge!! Hopeful for you to get BFP this month :)

I'm nursing my 13 month old, only before bed--so I'm barely nursing anymore; sometimes he breastfeeds in the morning when he wakes up. He is on a solid food diet.
Are you charting? We just started TTC last month, and I charted. It showed I ovulated-so I guess that is positive. I suggest ovulation predictor kit tests and/or charting to see if you are ovulating. I was nursing a little bit more last month and still managed to ovulate, so it can definitely mean for nursing mamas that have their period they can still ovulate in some cases.

Re: What do you think??

PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2015 6:10 pm
by MRC1013
momma3:),

Wow! You have a really good shot of getting pregnant if you're only bfing at bedtime- my little guy is still pretty attached and VERY dependent on me, though he eats 3 solid meals/day :/

We are trying to take it slow and let it happen when/if it happens. I would like to bf for at least a year and am very afraid of my milk drying up. I tell myself that if it's meant to be, it's meant to be. I have never charted or anything-I think I will start to get more serious once we near that 1-year mark in April.

Looking forward to keeping in touch :)

Re: What do you think??

PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2015 8:25 pm
by momma3:)
Hey MRC1013,

Thanks! Yes, my little guy is similar, in that he enjoys nursing for closeness and bonding. I too enjoy our nursing sessions. I breastfed my first son until 14 months-he self weaned. Well see if my second son follows in that same path. I have heard that pregnancy can change the taste of milk and cause it to dry up.
Very exciting and I hope you have a successful month!!
Hope you have a great week! :)