Trying for our second child

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Trying for our second child

Well, I guess this is my intro-post...

My name is Alia (21), DH is Brian (22). We've been married almost 3 years. We have a wonderful little boy named Rowan who is 17 months old. He was born on September 8, 2004. We've decided we're ready to try for our second!

Right now I'm in the middle of a really long cycle. On day 22 I had annovulatory bleeding and now according to my charting, it seems as if I'm O'ing today (day 30). Latest ovulation so far, I typically O between day 18-25. It's a little frustrating.

This is either our first or second cycle trying depending on how you look at it. Last cycle we didn't try because I didn't want another Sept. due date but we did try the cycle before that and got a BFN. It was a bit dissapointing because I conceived Rowan my very first cycle off the pill and naively thought it would be just as easy the second time around. I didn't even take any birth control between Rowan's birth and now, I used natural family planning, or FAM and obviously, it worked pretty good Wink But now I'm ready to be pregnant again! Hope it doesn't take too long.

Love, Alia

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Well, I ovulated. I'm 3DPO. Also, I am surprisingly calm about waiting to test. I don't feel very anxious which is very unlike me. Maybe that's a positive sign?

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Well, as you can see by my ticker, on to cycle #3! I really really hope it happens this cycle. I always wanted our second to be born in November or December but I got a little impatient Wink Now it's time to get serious and down to business! AF is back to normal. My last couple AFs were strange for me, they were light and short compared to what I'm used to. This time I'm cd 5 and she's still going strong. I'm hoping it's a good sign.

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Well, Hopefully I'm about to ovulate. Today I had a skin breakout, ovulation pain and quite a bit of cm. It was more creamy than watery but I think it's because I've been taking benadryl to get to sleep. I keep forgetting that it dries up cm, oops. I still have a lot of it though. We've pretty much been doing the every other day approach with BD. No problems so far...It's kind of TMI but when we try and BD everyday sometimes DH can't "finish" but the every other day thing is working out nicely. Hope to see a temp spike in the next few days.

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*sigh* my temperatures have been really annoying. it might have to do with the fact that rowan hasn't been sleeping well lately and i've been going to bed really late, who knows. i think i ovulated on cd 16 but i'm not positive. i've been having continuous cramps for the past 3 days and i'm only on cd 21 so i figure that either,

a) i o'd and am pregnant because AF isn't due for more than a week
b) i didn't o and am having another annov. cycle
c) something's wrong with me

so who knows for sure. I know it's not o cramping because the watery cm completely went away and my cervix is high, firm and closed. i also have tender breasts today. different than how they usually are, kind of prickly/tingly rather than just tender. i think i'm going to just put the thermometer away and pretend i o'd whether i did or not. if it is an annov. cycle then AF should be here in a couple of days. if AF doesn't show i'll test if i she's still MIA by the 20th.