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  #1  
July 11th, 2007, 09:20 AM
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Okay. Here is my latest.

I am having tons of symptoms of pg. It could be that I have been thinking so much about babies that I have made myself have the symptoms. It is almost IMPOSSIBLE that I would be. We have had sex all of twice in the last 10 days. We used a condom both times. The first time was a few days before I ovulated (I o'd earlier than I thought) and he didn't put the condom on until he was ready to finish. That is the tiny chance I could be. BUT we have done it this way for 4 years and I have NOT gotten pg. Surely it is all in my head. COME ON AF!

Now, that last line may confuse you immensely considering my recent bout with baby fever.

Well girls, I think the fever has BROKEN. ~Whew!~ Thank God. I don't want more kids! OMG. What was wrong with me????? Sure there are times I think, oh I don't want to regret not having one more, etc. But I think part of my problem was watching a friend have a baby, remembering the joys of a newborn (not the middle of the night feedings, the worries, the spitup, the doctor visits, the vaccines, ETC) and then the fact that my "BABY" will be 4 in just a few short months. I think I just let it get to me.

Last night, I dropped the kids off at VBS at Dan's friend's church. DROPPED THEM OFF as in I left and they stayed there. I didn't have a baby to watch. I have JUST NOW gotten to where I will leave Scotty for any extended period of time with anyone other than family. I trust him and Bryce to play downstairs while I am upstairs. I can watch a ballgame and not chase him from one side of the field to the other. I am homeschooling Scotty and I have the time to do that - uninterrupted by a screaming, crying infant.

So, for today, I am done. I wonder when the fever will hit again???
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July 11th, 2007, 09:25 AM
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Glad you have made peace with your decision- for now anyway. I am jealous of the "dropping off" thing. I wish I had someplace to drop the kids off once in a while. Not often, but every now and then it would be nice.
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July 11th, 2007, 10:39 AM
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I went through that back & forth thing for about 2 years! We ended up having a visit from one of dh's old friends & his wife. He has 1 dd from a previous marriage who lives with her mom. She has 2 grown kids beginning families of their own. They kept talking about all the things they do together now that they don't have any kids left at home. Now, I'm not in any hurry for my kids to grow up and leave home by a long shot, but it did help me to realize that I'm ready for us to move on to the next phase where the kids can play together and keep each other occupied while I get other things done, we can leave them with someone and not worry while we go out (which doesn't happen often), and we can do more "grown-up" family things. Plus my niece had a baby last October and I decided that I'd just borrow her baby when I needed one around.
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July 11th, 2007, 10:53 AM
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Oh I'm glad you have come to peace with your decision. I'm actually just glad that you have made a decision. I know that it is hard to be bouncing that big of a decision around. We have decided that we are going to have another baby!! We are probably going to start trying this cycle!! I'm SOO excited. I can't wait to have another baby! It took us a year to get preggers with Garrett, so I'm hoping it won't take that long this time around.
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July 11th, 2007, 11:58 AM
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I'm glad you have found some peace! I do want more babies, maybe only one, we'll see, but I understand about moving on to the next stage of life. I plan on borrowing my sister's babies once mine are all older because she will probably wait longer than us to have kids.
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July 11th, 2007, 12:34 PM
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Congrats Tisha!!! I will just live vicariously through you! LOL. You still have a little one at home, so it won't be all that different for you. Waiting until your youngest is 4 and then starting over is scary to me. I know I could do it....but now the question has become, do I want to do it?? And the answer, for now, is No.

But that doesn't mean next week I won't want one again.

As for TTC, with both of my kids, it took ONE time. One freaking time! Bryce was a surprise from God. Scotty was a heat of the moment "let's make a baby." LOL So when/if I decided to try, there may not be any changing my mind 2 or 3 mos into it. KWIM? That is my fear.
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July 11th, 2007, 01:24 PM
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I totally know what you mean!! I think that if I waited much longer I wouldn't want to start over with a newborn. I just couldn't do that to my older ones. I'm one of those that keeps a newborn home for the first 6 weeks and lets them adjust to the world. I have to try one more time and I know then I would feel complete. Not that my boys aren't enough, I just know we are missing one. I'll definitely keep you all updated on what's going on.

Geez ONE time?? I wouldn't even know what to do! I was married in September and found out I was preggers with Eathan in Dec. , he didn't take too long, but with Garrett I didn't think I was going to be able to have anymore and then as soon as we quit "trying" BAM prego!! I'm not going to stress too much about it this time. I've looked into ways to increase my chances to have a girl, but I'm one of those if God thinks I need a girl then that's what I'll have no matter what. I would be perfectly happy with another boy or a little girl. I just want another baby.
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July 11th, 2007, 01:50 PM
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ITA! IF God wants me to have a baby, then I will. And I God wants it to be a girl, it will be. Doesn't hurt to try the Settles method or what have you - I was going to try that one. Two boys and a dh - I am outnumbered.

I came from a family where my mom and grandma on my mom's side had a hard time getting pg. My grandma miscarried before she had my mom. Then never could have more after my mom. My mom tried (didn't prevent) for 8 years before getting preggo with me and was never able to have any more. So here I go thinking "Well, I can't get pg...." Uh...well I sure can! I did it backwards - met my ex husband in September, was pg in November...after the first time I convinced him I couldn't get pg and he went without a condom! With Dan, I thought - well, the wedding is coming up and all...and he is older so this may take awhile. On Jan 12, we made love and in the heat of the moment said "let's make a baby." We did. I ovulated on Jan 14 and I was pg with Scotty.

God has blessed me so much with my pregnancies. So many women want a baby soooo badly and can't have one or struggle to get pg. to begin with. I know that if His plan is for me to have another, He will give us another...without much effort.

OH - and apparently I was failing to realize that my grandmother on my dad's side had 5 kids and my great grandmother on my grandfather's side (moms) had 13 pregnancies and gave birth to 9 kids who grew into adults! I think I may have taken after them!
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July 11th, 2007, 02:16 PM
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It took us 6 years & 4 miscarriages (using Clomid for 3 of those years) before we finally got pregnant with Jack. With Jared, it took a few cycles of using Clomid. Justin was a surprise blessing when Jared was 5 months old. We assumed with all the trouble we'd had before there was no need for birth control.
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July 11th, 2007, 03:13 PM
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I'm glad you are at peace with your decision... and whatever happens.
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July 11th, 2007, 04:02 PM
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Wow so much going on here!

Rebecca, glad you have made peace with the baby fever. Hope it stays that way.

Tisha, lots of baby dust to you!
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So did I. First time we tried for a girl, second time we tried for a boy...I got them each time.



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July 11th, 2007, 04:04 PM
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July 11th, 2007, 04:57 PM
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Lol, it's all in the timing.
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