This post is from Nov. 1
I am brand new to this site so I'm not real familiar w/ the format -
My name is Chaiya (the "c" is not pronounced) and my husband, Yossi and I have 4 children. Ages 15, 9, 4 and 1 year. I am 33 and my husband is 28.
Ari - (boy) 15
Ashira (girl) 9
Sara (girl) 4
Yehoshua (boy) 1
We want a really big family - as many as we can have - (I say that now) - and we are trying for #5.
The funny thing is the others were conceived in 2-3 cycles - and it just hit me when the baby turned 1 years old a couple of months ago - that we have been trying for almost a year now for #5!
Has anyone out there taken a while to conceive after giving birth - maybe it takes some time for your body to recover? A whole year?
If you couldn't figure out from our names - we are orthodox jews. We have only been orthodox for about 3 years now. Many orthodox families are big and in our community we have a family with 10 kids and another with 9 - many families in our community have 5 or 6 kids or more.
My other kids were spaced out on purpose so I am not sure what's normal for me as far as a recovery time from birth.
I tried temping and using opk's this month (for the first time) and am really confused-
Sun - 97.4 - on OPk - my line same color as test line but not as solid
Mon. - 97.3 - on OPk - my line as dark as test line
Tues. - 97.6 - on OPK - my line darker than test line
Wed. - 97.4 - on OPK - my line a little bit lighter than the test line
Thurs. - 97.7 - on OPK - my line darker than test line
fri. - 97.3
Sat - didn't take
Sun - 97.7
Mon (today) - 98.1
So I get a temp rise today - but the OPK's have me completely confused.
Can anyone make sense of this?
I don't want to make this too long - so I'll talk more about myself in another post.
Good luck to everyone TTC!