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May 27th, 2009, 08:29 AM
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I am a member of the April 08 Playroom.

DH and I had a long talk last night... DS is almost 14 months old and we would really like our kids to be about 2 years apart.... Because I am a teacher and the only one working, I need to plan it out so that babies are born April-July so I don't have to take time off work during the school year.

Our decision is this...
1) My last month of BC is now.. so when they run out, they're out... then we will use condoms to allow my body to get back on track and ovulate.
2) We will start trying in July/Aug depending on AF's return. I've been on ERRIN BC since I'm still BF about 2-3x a day with Skyler. So it was irregular for a while but the last 2 months AF has come.. so I should be ovulating back to normal hopefully...
3) This will mean Baby #2 is hopefully due April-July of 2010. Putting the kids at 2 years apart...
4) We will see how my body works out...

So, I am back to trying this summer.. Hopefully my body will cooperate and O even though I am BF which I am slowly cutting down on. I am BF once in the morning at 7am before work, then at 4pm, and 9pm. I can tell my milk production is going down so that's fine!

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May 27th, 2009, 08:53 AM
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Hey and welcome! And boy thats quite a plan! I wanted an April baby but I'll just be lucky to GET pregs at this rate (ttc 2yrs now but have a luteal phase defect). My daughter nurses bedtime, once or twice in the night, and morning but I am still not at full fertility. I think I am in the minority though and most nursing moms have no problems.
I think being on BC might have helped too to regulate your hormones. I often wondered if things would have been better if I'd gone back on it then off again.

Goodluck with your plan! It'll certainly be useful if you work out your cycle before officially ttc. Esp check your ovulation and LP (days between ov and AF).
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Hi. Im Jolene. 31 years old. I suffered three years of a short luteal phase and didnt think I could get pregnant again without medical assistance but fell pregnant by accident and naturally. I am really happy and excited to be having a baby although knowing Im going it alone this time is a bit daunting and scary!
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May 27th, 2009, 09:00 AM
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Thanks! Yeah I know I've always been a planner so hopefully this works!! I had my 1st PP AF when DS was 5 mos old, then I went on BC and didn't get AF until he was 9 months old. The past 4 months on the BC my cycles have been 28 days (progesterone only pill so body is doing it on its own). I think that probably helped! I only have 1 more week left of my ERRIN to take so will see being off of it, if my cycle returns in 28 days again, or if it goes whacko. I will defintely keep you posted. If it works, maybe you should go on ERRIN for a while and regulate your body and put some hormones in!!!! LOL..

Good luck with you too.
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May 27th, 2009, 09:12 AM
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Its interesting that you say your on the progesterone only pill as I am going to be trying progesterone cream this cycle. Unlike the pill it won't prevent pregnancy (thank god) but its dose should straighten my cycle and hormones to bring my fertility back. Interesting isn't it, how the same 'thing' can do different jobs but I reckon it will mean it brought your fertility back sooner despite breastfeeding (breastfeeding is supposed to prevent pregnancy by decreasing your progesterone levels). It would have told your body that it was already pregnant (highering your progesterone level) but by stopping you are signalling you are ready for a baby, so long as your levels don't drop too low. They do say you are extremely fertile when you first come off the pill rather than waiting (a regret I had as I also thought I needed to 'let my body straighten out' before ttc first time round).
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Seperated June 2010 from my husband. One daughter DOB 26/07/2006. BFP 06/01/2011, due september but 'high risk' for premature birth.

Hi. Im Jolene. 31 years old. I suffered three years of a short luteal phase and didnt think I could get pregnant again without medical assistance but fell pregnant by accident and naturally. I am really happy and excited to be having a baby although knowing Im going it alone this time is a bit daunting and scary!
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May 27th, 2009, 09:29 AM
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Hi! Welcome to the board! I am newish too...joined about a month ago. We are currently NTNP for #3. We will start trying later this summer...but if we get pg before that wooo!

Good luck with the plan!
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May 27th, 2009, 07:04 PM
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Thanks for the explanation! I didn't know that about the progesterone being increased tricking my body into thinking it was pregnant. I knew you had a harder time getting PG while breastfeeding due to levels, but didn't know why! I hope the Progesterone cream works for you and will help you get PG soon. I wonder if that means I will be extra fertile in June when first coming off the progesterone? Hmm I was just basing it off the old cycle.. Last time It took me 6 months to be OFF the pill in order to conceive.. So I wanted to give my body sufficient time to do it's "thing" if it takes 6 mos again.. I doubt it will bec the progesterone seems to be working.
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May 28th, 2009, 05:37 AM
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Welcome!
I'm Elise (21) DH is Remy (27) We have been married for 3 years and have 2 children. Eva is 3 in July and Jayden is just over 7 months. We are NTNP and if we haven't fallen pregnant by Jan/Feb, we will be TTC officially!
Hopefully it won't take long for your hormones to get back to normal after BC. Perhaps it won't take as long this time to get the BC out of your system as it isn't as 'strong' as the BC for women who don't BF? Well anyway, good luck!!
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May 28th, 2009, 04:21 PM
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Thanks yeah that is what I am hoping that it wont' take as long. I think i had O pains last week so my body is already getting back on track so we'll see what happens this summer! :-) Just gotta be sure to wait to TTC until July at the earliest I can't afford to take time off if baby is due before April, unless DH gets a job then it'll work out so we'll see!! Everything always happens for a reason. thanks for the support ladies!
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May 29th, 2009, 01:20 AM
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Yeah working around work issues are tricky - but I am sure you would find a way. Even if your EDD was April you can't gurantee thats what it would be. Dakota was due 26th August but came 26th July! That was a surprise I can tell you! I had only had one week maternity and didn't even have my hospital bag ready!

I hope to have a year off again when I have baby no2, although I don't know how we'll manage financially? It'll be tight but that first year is the hardest and most important I think.

At least by the very nature of pregnancy - lasting 9mths - you have plenty of planning time once you know what to work around!
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Seperated June 2010 from my husband. One daughter DOB 26/07/2006. BFP 06/01/2011, due september but 'high risk' for premature birth.

Hi. Im Jolene. 31 years old. I suffered three years of a short luteal phase and didnt think I could get pregnant again without medical assistance but fell pregnant by accident and naturally. I am really happy and excited to be having a baby although knowing Im going it alone this time is a bit daunting and scary!
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May 29th, 2009, 09:57 PM
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That would be great if you are able to take a year off when baby #2 is born. It will be hard financially it always is, but it works out in the end. When my DH lost his job, it was difficult, but we have managed and cut back on a lot of things, sold things to pay bills, and now doing fine on my one income. Just takes patience. Good luck !
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May 30th, 2009, 12:20 AM
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I saw an article yesterday - again - about how fertile you are straight from coming off the pill. I know I said it already but I thought of you when I read it as it was a doctor and he said that sometimes they even put ttc women ON the pill for - what he called - the 'rebound effect' meaning your super fertile when you stop.
Just thought maybe your timing and planning will work better without giving yourself that 'month off' with contraceptives first!
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Seperated June 2010 from my husband. One daughter DOB 26/07/2006. BFP 06/01/2011, due september but 'high risk' for premature birth.

Hi. Im Jolene. 31 years old. I suffered three years of a short luteal phase and didnt think I could get pregnant again without medical assistance but fell pregnant by accident and naturally. I am really happy and excited to be having a baby although knowing Im going it alone this time is a bit daunting and scary!
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May 31st, 2009, 10:06 PM
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I was wondering that too about not needing to give myself the time off from the PoP..... just because I had really bad cramping pains last week kind of like I was Oing.. so seems like my body is back on track... But then I was nauseous the past two days. I hope I am not coming down with the flu because I start Summer School teaching tomorrow! I will talk to DH and see if I should do one more month to put off my fertile "window" or just go with the flow and see what happens off the Pills. Today was the last pill in my pack, so I will have to decide tomorrow afternoon before the pharmacy closes if i want a refill or not. LOL.
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June 1st, 2009, 12:57 AM
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Oh thats so tricky! My inclination would be to start now with ttc....but as you have quite a plan it depends on whether you think the chance of getting pregs right this cycle would be too tricky a due date to work your maternity around?

Put another way - you want an April baby but if it worked out due March would that be worse than say due May? Is later better than earlier???
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Seperated June 2010 from my husband. One daughter DOB 26/07/2006. BFP 06/01/2011, due september but 'high risk' for premature birth.

Hi. Im Jolene. 31 years old. I suffered three years of a short luteal phase and didnt think I could get pregnant again without medical assistance but fell pregnant by accident and naturally. I am really happy and excited to be having a baby although knowing Im going it alone this time is a bit daunting and scary!
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June 1st, 2009, 10:40 PM
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I worked late today and didn't have a chance to talk to DH so therefore didn't get my refill of PoP bc.... So I'm just stopping the cycle and going with the flow... :-) It will work out one way or another. It would be better financially for me if Baby #2 was due around May. BUT if i end up getting PG this cycle, that's fine with me and we will make it work out as we always do! I'll take time off (since i'm working this summer dammit!) and stay home the last few months of school. Haha. AF should be due this week so we'll see how it goes...
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June 2nd, 2009, 12:23 AM
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YAY! Way to go and GOODLUCK! I hope it works out perfect with an April baby!!!!
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Seperated June 2010 from my husband. One daughter DOB 26/07/2006. BFP 06/01/2011, due september but 'high risk' for premature birth.

Hi. Im Jolene. 31 years old. I suffered three years of a short luteal phase and didnt think I could get pregnant again without medical assistance but fell pregnant by accident and naturally. I am really happy and excited to be having a baby although knowing Im going it alone this time is a bit daunting and scary!
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June 2nd, 2009, 03:31 AM
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Good Luck!! You must be really excited!
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June 2nd, 2009, 04:59 PM
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Thanks.. yeah I'm excited and nervous both!!! Hope to test in July/Aug for an April/May baby..... I'm ready but also nervous because in my district we just started a new program which I am teaching, so I don't want to take too much time off at the end of the year with a new boss and everything. So hopefully it all works out and I will only miss 2-3 weeks of school at the end.

On a side note, had some spotting this morning (right on CD28), so AF should be here full blast by tonight or tomorrow I am sure of it. :-)
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June 3rd, 2009, 02:09 AM
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This is your normal after-pill AF isn't it? So your next one (if you get a next one ) will be your 'true' period right?

Its funny but I wanted an April baby since way back when deciding to ttc first time round...wouldn't it be funny/great if we both get an April baby! Although I am still hoping for this cycle to get a BFP even though that would be a March baby!
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Seperated June 2010 from my husband. One daughter DOB 26/07/2006. BFP 06/01/2011, due september but 'high risk' for premature birth.

Hi. Im Jolene. 31 years old. I suffered three years of a short luteal phase and didnt think I could get pregnant again without medical assistance but fell pregnant by accident and naturally. I am really happy and excited to be having a baby although knowing Im going it alone this time is a bit daunting and scary!
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June 3rd, 2009, 05:26 PM
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No it's not my normal "after pill AF" because it was a Progesterone only Pill so it doesnt cause you to have your period. No estrogens. I didn't have a period for about 4 months on the Progesterone only Pill. Then 3 mos ago, my body was automatically having periods every 28 days the last 3 months so my 28th day was today and sure enough AF showed her face bright and early.

April babies are great!! Of course I am biased. LOL. It would be awesome if we both got an April baby! Or even PG the same cycle... We'll see!!

DS did NOT want to BF this morning... or when I got home from work, but wanted to BF for dinner. Hmm wonder if he will do the same tomorrow and is self-weaning? Or could be he knows AF is here and supply is lower. Who knows!!!

So excited to start TTC soon!!!!
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June 4th, 2009, 02:12 AM
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My daughter increases her nursing the week before AF and my boobs get really sore but the week of and after AF she nurses less! Funny how they respond to our cycles eh?
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Hi. Im Jolene. 31 years old. I suffered three years of a short luteal phase and didnt think I could get pregnant again without medical assistance but fell pregnant by accident and naturally. I am really happy and excited to be having a baby although knowing Im going it alone this time is a bit daunting and scary!
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