Absent AF, screwed up ovulation, luteal phase defects? Sign in for the all new ttc while breastfeeding thread! BFPs guaranteed!

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MrsHuxtable Wed 20-Feb-13 23:28:46

As if ttc wasn't nerve wrecking enough, we like the extra challenge of getting that BFP while still breastfeeding a baby or toddler. While this isn't an easy endouvour, it certainly isn't impossible as many graduates on the previous threads prove.

I'm posting a link here for any newcomers about fertility while breastfeeding.

kellymom.com/bf/normal/fertility/

Am also wonderig if you'd like to have some sort of stats for the tread members. I'll just start myself.

MrsHuxtable, 29, ttc#2 from April, on pp cycle 4, luteal phase defect

WaitingForPeterWimsey Sat 04-Jan-14 15:50:44

Just thought I would finish the old thread....

I predict New Year 2014 will be a year full of bfps!! Oh and bf!

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WaitingForPeterWimsey Sat 04-Jan-14 14:15:49

Great work Mister grin

Sorry not to have done new thread as planned - workmen here as we have had a few issues over the Xmas break with plumbing - we came back to these from holiday which was a bit of a shock shock

Will read and catch up later when plumbing sorted!

MisterSafetyCatchIsNotOn Sat 04-Jan-14 12:53:09

Hi everyone,

I have gone ahead and started a new thread as this one is about to fill up - hope you don't mind Waiting. If there is already a new one that I have missed, sorry and I will delete mine! Hope all the links work as I haven't done this before!

New thread here:
New thread

jennimoo Sat 04-Jan-14 09:43:10

Hello! I'm a graduate and it's about a year since my BFP so wanted to say hi and wish you all luck smile DS is 4m and BFing well too.

I was wondering about jakeyblueblue the other day, are you around still?

mrsdiddlydoo Sat 04-Jan-14 09:34:14

Hi there everyone. Happy New Year! Another lurker here saying hello. Our DS is 10 months and we've been TTC since AF returned in October. Down to 3 or 4 bfs in 24 hours. Not convinced I'm ovulating so considering starting charting. Managed to conceive on first cycle last time (amazing and also a bit daunting cos it happened to quickly) so trying very, very hard not to think about it all too much atm. Fingers crossed for happy news of BFPs from you all smile

TeacupTempest Fri 03-Jan-14 09:18:50

I do wonder if it was the sudden change in her feeding that triggered it. She has always been a prolific feeder so for her to miss a night feed was a bit of a shock to my system!

TeacupTempest Fri 03-Jan-14 09:15:12

Hi ekk0 - I kept meaning to actively change our feeding pattern. I was toying with night weaning as DD was still feeding to sleep, at 2am, 4am 5.30am 6.30 etc but I couldnt bring myself to have a battle in the night.

In the end we had a few nights here and there last month when she slept through the 2am feed. Over the last few weeks she has fed less at night et voila...

Just before Christmas I had a week where it was so painful to feed her. I now presume that was ovulation. So fingers crossed my cycle doesn't take too long to get back on track.

ekk0 Thu 02-Jan-14 21:42:59

hi everyone
happy new year. how is everyone doing?

hi Teacup. good news on getting your period back - had you changed the feeding pattern recently, or did it just happen?

we had a good Christmas, although I am finding this fresh start to 2014 confusing, part of me feels sad I'm not pregnant (as my grand plan had thought - haha) and the other part of me thinks surely in 2014 I'll get my periods back/get pregnant before the year is up.

DD2 was ill last week and I feel driven slightly crazy by her wanting to lie on me 24hours a day/demanding milk constantly/rummaging down my top. It definitely made me think, I need to stop breastfeeding, but then, when I finally give in and feed her, she seems so happy afterwards, then I feel mean taking that away - aarrgh. Sorry for venting but in RL people get bored!

I think my plan is to try and cut out one more feed soon, so she is just having bedtime and first thing in the morning and see how that goes. I kind of feel like you radiator, if only feeding 3 times in 24 hours isn't going to do it (including a 12 hour gap) then it seems the only option is to stop. I just wish the cutting of the feeds I've done over the last few months had done it, to save me the decision. I also wish I could remember how much I was feeding DD1 when my AF came back at 14mths as I find it impossible to know, but I didn't really plan ahead for this situation.

I resolved to start temping in 2014, and now have a working thermometre, but with an ill DD2 3 hours straight sleep in a row isn't happening.

Anyway, I'm sure 2014 has to be our year everyone. I did try to resolve to relax about it, but as you can tell, it is only the 2 January and it isn't really working...

take care all.

TeacupTempest Thu 02-Jan-14 10:53:14

Sorry, i Read thread but havnt posted before. Can't really share this in real life but I got my period back yesterday! Still bf 24 1/2 m old DD.

Good start to the new year.

WaitingForPeterWimsey Tue 31-Dec-13 23:44:51

Happy new year everyone!!

Been AWOL away for Xmas and ny - everyone else is partying but I am bf DS upstairs as he just woke up - I will be beginning 2014 as I mean to go on grin

catellington Tue 31-Dec-13 21:49:00

Hi everyone just catching up.

Radiator sorry to hear about your MIL, that does sound stressful. Good to hear your dh is on board grin very exciting! I decided to try to be more subtle about it all because I got a bit obsessed and think I freaked him out waving my thermometer around so now I hide it under my pillow and temp before he wakes up!

Mister I love your optimism yes it would be fantastic if we can have new little ones for next christmas ! How wonderful. I'm on cd19 and my temp is up as of this morning, very similar to last month so maybe there is a pattern. Will have to wait and see!

Happy nye all! I am in bed as ever with restless teething dd!

radiatormesh Tue 31-Dec-13 18:10:55

How's everyone doing?

DH has agreed to start ttc this cycle which is exciting smile Although where I am in my cycle is another matter: got some period cramps over the weekend and cm seems to have dried up a little, but there's no way that could have been ovulation - would only have been 5 days post AF...

Am v confused.... My OPKs (ebay cheapies) arrived yesterday though so lots of responsible obsessive peeing on them awaits.!

MisterSafetyCatchIsNotOn Mon 30-Dec-13 09:41:49

Hi everyone, sorry for the long Christmas absence - we have been away (to 3 different places) over the last 2 weeks and got back yesterday. I woke up this morning very confused about where I was! Had a lovely Christmas although a few too many colds but that's unavoidable really.

Not much to report on the ttc front - currently on cd15 but as I forgot to take my thermometer away with me I have no idea if I've ov yet or not. I am down to just expressing once a day now, I always mean to do more but it's so hard to keep it up especially over the holidays and my supply is dwindling.

Glad you had a good Christmas cat, could it have been an implantation dip maybe? How are you feeling now? It's a bit early for symptoms I suppose, let's hope you can get the thread off to a positive start for the new year!

Waiting how are things? I hope you got to relax a bit over Christmas. Any sign of AF? I can start the new thread if you're having trouble accessing a laptop.

Radiator it sounds like you have an exciting year ahead, fingers crossed for a new baby in your new home! It is strange to think that some of us (hopefully all) will have a new baby by next Christmas as you say, this last year seems to have gone so quick that I can't quite picture such a big change by next year. With ds the 9 months seemed to drag on for ever but I have a feeling that the second time around it would go in a flash!

Lelly hope you're keeping well and haven't had too much morning sickness to deal with over Chrsitmas.

radiatormesh Fri 27-Dec-13 11:35:59

Well just a pathetic little AF again for me.... so frustrating.

Christmas was hard work: inlaws are staying. MIL has been diagnosed with very early stage breast cancer for which she's about to receive treatment, but has made no changes to her lifestyle (fairly heavy drinking, no fruit and veg etc) at all which makes me angry. Trying to accept that she's an adult though!!

Hope everyone's on track and excited for 2014: some of us will have a new baby by this time next year!!

catellington Thu 26-Dec-13 22:07:23

Hi all sorry for christmas silence. How was everyone's christmas? Ours was fab.

I am on cd14, nothing unusual to report except temp plummeted for one day yesterday. Then went back to normal. confused

waiting hope stress levels are better for you all in 2014

radiator that sounds exciting!

Hope everyone else is on track and that we all get the bfps we deserve in 2014!!!!!

radiatormesh Sun 22-Dec-13 19:48:14

I'm here but nothing's happening. Thought I was ovulating about two weeks ago (heavy feeling on one side etc etc) but no AF as of yet. Am knicker-checking like someone in first tri...

And it's not even urgent: we're moving across the world next summer so getting pregnant in the next cycle would probably be a bad thing anyway. Just concerned that I'm going to have to totally stop nursing in order to become fertile: DS's only on 3 feeds a day (going 10-12hrs between two of them) and if that's not enough to trigger fertility, then nothing but zero feeding will be fsad

WaitingForPeterWimsey Sun 22-Dec-13 19:04:28

Aaaggh thanks again phone - stress not dress blush

WaitingForPeterWimsey Sun 22-Dec-13 18:37:30

Yes Cat - I've been away and slack!! Right - definitely sorting this tonight and then will post link on the thread and we can get chatting again.

I'm having a non ovulatory cycle this time I think - maybe all the dress with dh's job and being ill? Still not showing any ov by temps and I'm past day 24 shock

How are you, cat?

catellington Sun 22-Dec-13 14:22:59

Hi all

Are we still on this one?

lelly78 Wed 18-Dec-13 19:59:00

I posted... Am doing a wimsey!

lelly78 Wed 18-Dec-13 19:58:36

Thanks ladies, I played and then have been knackered as usual! So nice to read your congratulations, I have told people in rl as well so I keep hoping I am not tempting fate but i also know what will be will be.

Yes I plan to keep on feeding if DS still wants to so it might be interesting! Hopefully shouldn't get mastitis this time anyway grin

Gl ladies and see you on the new thread x

WaitingForPeterWimsey Wed 18-Dec-13 07:59:23

Still haven't managed to get to a laptop - sorry all! Will do it tonight.

Just in limbo waiting for AF here - due to hit around 29 November. Then surely January has to be our month!! smile

How is everyone?

WaitingForPeterWimsey Sun 15-Dec-13 19:31:11

Aargh - not more allay - must really get laptop out! At this rate most of the thread will be used up by my typos!

WaitingForPeterWimsey Sun 15-Dec-13 19:30:26

More ally just get my laptop out and sort a new thread - just saw we've only got 25 posts to go grin

WaitingForPeterWimsey Sun 15-Dec-13 19:29:47

Mister, sorry to hear about DS's fever. I hope he's not feeling too unwell. I know it's always annoying to get AF too, so sympathies. It's great things seem to be regularising themselves, though and fingers crossed that for all of us next month will be our month and we will be joining Wild, Eggs and Lelly as graduates smile Hops you have a lovely holiday once DS gets well. I will definitely be having lots of lovely food over Xmas and maybe will even allow myself a little glass of wine with Xmas lunch as DS won't feed until the evening!!

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