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Old Nov 13th, 2013, 23:41 PM   611
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Layla, I've read really promising things about Vitex and B6 taken together to even out cycles. But both also seem capable of making you ovulate even later, so YMMV! Specifically I think their benefit is lengthening LPs which is more important than when you ovulate, as others have stated. How long is your cycle right now? What was it before?

Leeze, I also feel a little bit of pressure. I asked my doc mom if she had any tips for getting my period back (this was a few months ago) and she and my grandmother both said wean! Well, duh, but obviously I was looking for ways to get it back while continuing to nurse! So that felt like a bit of pressure. I was pretty pleased with myself when DS started sleeping longer hours and DH and I got on a more equitable schedule so I could cut down on night nursing and AF returned with just that change.

DH has also said a few times he doesn't see why it wouldn't be time to stop nursing. That doesn't feel particularly supportive, but he's not putting any pressure on me whatsoever to actually stop, so that's good. I don't think he really minds either way, he just wasn't expecting me to nurse this long since I made 12 months my goal before DS was born. Everyone always seemed to talk about how hard nursing was, so I thought 12 months was going to be a challenge. Instead I think weaning is going to be the real challenge!

My temp finally went back down to my normal FP levels this morning. Tonight is CD4 for me, so that's pretty unusual. Is that normal after a chemical? AF was also almost non-existent today. I'm usually pretty heavy, lightening up only on the 5th day and then clear CD6 so that's also a little unusual, especially since AF started around 8pm - wasn't sure I should really count that as CD1! Hoping my cycle doesn't do crazy things to me this month.

I'm holding off on all the supplements for now. Definitely considering progesterone cream after ovulation though.



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Old Nov 13th, 2013, 23:42 PM   612
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On another note, my boobs are SORE!!!
Ooh, IOW, sounds like this might be your month!!!



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Old Nov 14th, 2013, 00:34 AM   613
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nah, I don't think so! They're killing me tonight though and my supply has tanked Poor miserable baby tonight!



 
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Old Nov 14th, 2013, 10:38 AM   614
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6 DPO. Time is starting to drag, because I'm actually keeping track. *sigh*

Does anyone else start craving sweets or just get ravenously hungry in the week before AF is due? I always do, and I feel like I can't stop eating during that week.



 
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Old Nov 14th, 2013, 12:35 PM   615
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Hi ladies! Mind if I join this group? I just started ttc this cycle (on cycle day 3) and I'm breastfeeding my 19 month old daughter. I just got my cycles back at the end of September and it seems like my luteal phase is pretty darn short (9-10 days). But I'm hopeful! I'm not quite sure what to expect in terms of how long it will take to get pregnant and how my breastfeeding relationship with my daughter will change (I'm so worried about that!) but I can't wait to give her a sibling!



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Ok girls, like an idiot I bought blue tests (they had nothing else in the shop) what do you think???? I had to tweak a bit to get it to show in the picture, but it's so barely there urgh!!!



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Old Nov 14th, 2013, 12:51 PM   617
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Hi schmetterling!
Welcome to the group! I found my cycles settled after a couple of months so I had a sensible LP again. When I got preggo with DS, I had a few months of nursing aversion, but I got through that and it was fine. DD would have been about 18-19 months when I got pregnant. She fed until she was 25 months, I was determined to make it to 2 yrs, and she self weaned a month after I stopped offering.
Good luck TTC! xx



 
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Old Nov 14th, 2013, 12:56 PM   618
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6 DPO. Time is starting to drag, because I'm actually keeping track. *sigh*

Does anyone else start craving sweets or just get ravenously hungry in the week before AF is due? I always do, and I feel like I can't stop eating during that week.
YES!! And it's worse this month cos Ben's not here and I have nothing else to do!!!



 
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Old Nov 14th, 2013, 13:00 PM   619
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Thank you!! Yes I hope my cycles will become more normal in time (or heck, I'd take just getting pregnant right off the bat, lol!) but they aren't as bad as I thought they might be. I have a few friends who are pregnant and nursing and they have all had nursing aversions too. My daughter came early (35 weeks, 5 days) so there is theoretically a higher chance I'll have another preemie but they don't know why she came early so my midwife isn't worried about me nursing during my next pregnancy (though they'll be on higher watch in the third trimester). Still can't believe we are ttc! I'm looking forward to hanging out here with you ladies!

Anyone else just staring a new cycle? The past couple months I haven't ovulated until day 22 or 23, so it feels like a very long wait.



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Old Nov 14th, 2013, 13:54 PM   620
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6 DPO. Time is starting to drag, because I'm actually keeping track. *sigh*

Does anyone else start craving sweets or just get ravenously hungry in the week before AF is due? I always do, and I feel like I can't stop eating during that week.
I noticed the week before this cycle started (I'm on cd 4) I was craving donuts and cake and candy bars....and my boobs were sore..something I hadn't felt in the previous cycles...I know it's not very comforting..I was hoping I was pregnant.

TTCinseattle- the last few cycles have been 40, 29, and 35 days...all depends on when I ovulate cuz my LP is around 7 days...but last cycle I think it was 9.



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