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WTO Sunday

edited July 2016 in Trying to Get Pregnant
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GTKY: Tell us your worst/best breakup story!  I know everybody's got at least one juicy one...
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  • Month/ Cycle: 12/13 

    CD:7

    WAYDTGKU: Started temping again this morning and hopefully all the other stuff will follow...

    R/R: Went baby clothes shopping yesterday for a gift and DH came with me so I wasn't able to buy myself a little something too. He was side-eyeing me the whole time. There was so many cute things and the store was having a huge sale! On the plus side, it is a 5 min drive from our house, so I might have to go back on my own.
    Also, I spent way too much time yesterday reading up on CD (Thanks @BusinessWife) I am totally hooked! lol DH totally thought I was going crazy when he caught what I was looking at. He was all like " You do know your not pregnant right?!" and I was all like " I gotta start building my stash now!!" hahaha 

    CS/Q: Well I caved and signed up for FF VIP again, so let the BSC begin.

    GTKY: I don't really have any stories to add here, but I always like hearing others. Mine are all lame stuff that happened in high school. 

    10/2/10  <3
    Me:29 H: 31
    TTC#1: Aug 2015
    https://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/5e3072

             
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  • Month/Cycle: 2/2

    CD: 3

    WAYDTGKU: nothing now except temping. Once AF stops, checking CM and HIO

    R/R: My temps are still jumping all over the place. I think that it's because I keep waking up at 3 and then my alarm to temp goes off at 5. I don't know why, maybe because I know I'm going to temp? Can't figure it out. I don't normally have sleep problems. At least it's not a huge deal because I'm still on AF.

    CS/Q: Nope

    GTKY: Well, I had one ex in college that cheated on me with a girl in a sorority (we went to a small school, the kind where everybody knows everybody's business) and then whenever she ran into me on campus she was super nasty to me, rubbing it in how she "took him" and she got her whole sorority to hate me. That one sucked, especially because I was 18 and naive and he was my first real love. but then Karma came around and they got engaged just a couple months after they hooked up, then they both cheated on each other and broke up. So. 
    What? I'm not bitter on anything...
    Me: 26 DH: 27
    Married 6-15-13
    DS born 4-9-15
    Septate Uterus
    BFP 10/12/16--EDD 6/24/17


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  • Cycle/Month:  1/1

    CD: 14

    WAYDTGKU:  PNV, BBT, OPK, CM, CP, EOD

    R/R: I'm cleaning all day today because we are moving in the morning, which is good because it is keeping my mind off TTC, for the most part....but here I am.  

    CS/Q:  Does a drop in temperature prior to ovulation have any meaning?  

    GTKY: Tell us your worst/best breakup story!  I know everybody's got at least one juicy one...

    I actually don't have one.  My husband was my first serious relationship.  But I do have a worse date story.  

    We went to a movie and as he went to put his arm around me he smacked me in the head.  About 20 minutes into the movie, (Cloverfield) he got motion sickness and left me there.  Oh I also had to pay for my own ticket.  


  • @linzrunz Ugh, so sorry to see you here, but hey!
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    One down!!! @DoctorDonna!!!  Five to go!  Right, @felix08 @MelissaM090 ?! ;)

    @PepperAT  That is a drag that DH was cramping your style, but hey browsing = research, so it's all good!  I have not bought any clothes except for wool diaper covers/longies that work as bottoms/pants, so that's my one saving grace.  I spent way too much time on my spreadsheet yesterday though, but I managed not to actually buy anything, so #winning!  That is cool though if it seems like your DH will be supportive of CD ...when the time comes....
  • Month/Cycle: 9/9 (5/5 TTCAL)

    CD: 9

    WAYDTGKU: Temping, CM, plan to HIO ED starting CD 12 until I get CHs.

    R/R: Still have 3 more days until we start to HIO. The earliest I've ever seen any noticeable CM is CD 14, so that's still a ways away. My TTC life is boring right now.

    CS/Q: None today.

    GTKY: Tell us your worst/best breakup story!  I know everybody's got at least one juicy one...

    I never really had many serious boyfriends. After the breakup with my 1st boyfriend (almost 3 years of dating), my little heart turned icy. I didn't want another BF. I spent the next 2 years of my life just having fun and not getting serious with guys. At the end of that 2 year timeframe I started to get to know someone that began as just a hook up. But we became close and really enjoyed each other's company. We were exclusive to each other by choice, but we're never official. I pushed the point of becoming more official and he just didn't want too. He told me many times that he didn't want kids and we both knew we didn't agree on that MAJOR point. He knew that I was ready to move forward in a relationship and we broke up because he wasn't going to be "the one." I don't talk to him anymore out of respect for DH. @BusinessWife I try to FB stalk him but he has his profile on private, so I don't see much of anything. I still have a huge amount of respect for him and look back on our "relationship" fondly. He helped me thaw my icy heart and made me realize what I really wanted in a relationship. Six months later, DH and I started dating. 
    Me: 29 DH: 33
    Married: 5/30/2013
    DSS #1: 5/25/2007
    DSS #2: 1/22/2011
    DS #3: 7/8/2012
    BFP: 3/14/2016 ~ MC: 3/19/2016
    DS #4: 4/21/17
  • Cycle/Month: 14/16

    CD: 10

    WAYDTGKU: Temping, Checking CM, Vitex, Sex and Waiting for a Dr. appt. 

    R/R: AC is still out. The company we called is about to lose a customer because their website says 24/7 service, we called at 3:00 yesterday (and 5, and 7) and left a message and haven't heard back at all. It got down to 72 last night so with fans and such it wasn't too terrible, but tomorrow is supposed to be a high of 93 so I really want it fixed by then. This is really interfering with all my BD plans too because it is way too warm in our house to even consider having sex. 

    CS/Q: My temp went back down from my unusually high temp yesterday thankfully. Now that I know our AC is out I wonder if that had anything to do with it being so high yesterday.

    GTKY: Tell us your worst/best breakup story!  I know everybody's got at least one juicy one. 
    DH was my only boyfriend. We broke up briefly in college but got back together and that was way more painful than juicy so not worth sharing. 

    As a heartbreak story: When I was in 7th and 8th grade I had a huge crush on a guy in high school. He was two year ahead of me in school. I went to a private school and we were all in the same building. We ran track together and worked in the library at school together and I was pretty certain he liked me too. In 8th grade he asked me to our school's Winter formal. This was only for high schoolers so it was a big deal to go in Jr. High. A couple weeks later he started dating another girl in his class. I called him and told him he should go to the formal with her and he told me his friends had pressured him into asking this other girl out but he really wanted to go with me. I was very young and stupid, so I went. Once we got there he ignored me the whole time and dropped me off at my house early to go to an after party at his own house with his girlfriend. 
    Me: 29, DH: 32
    Married: July 22, 2008
    Fur babies: Phoenix and Yeti (both cats). 
    TTC#1 since: May 2015
    September 2016- Infertility Testing
    dx: Low Progesterone, Vitamin D Deficiency, Borderline PCOS
    Treatment: 
    October 2016-January 2017- Metformin, Clomid/Letrozole, hcg trigger, progesterone
    IUI- 2/17/2017 BFP 3/2/2017! 


  • Cycle/Month: 6/6

    CD: 6

    WAYDTGKU: Yoga, opks, preseed

    R/R: Excited for af to be done today or tomorrow so we can get this party started.  *wink wink


    CS/Q: None today.

    GTKY: Tell us your worst/best breakup story!  I know everybody's got at least one juicy one...
    I don't really have anything juicy or exciting.  I dated random guys on and off in college.  Nothing serious.  The guy I dated before my husband cheated on me the blamed it on me saying I pushed him to do it?  He was such a manipulative person with the biggest ego ever.  Then when I found out, he actually had the audacity to say, ''Good luck finding someone better then me.''  My response was........

    And the woman he cheated on me with then later cheated on him.  Yeah, karma is a b*tch dude.  Then I met my dh about a year later and the rest was history.  :)
    Me-25
    Husband-24
    Married Since-September 12, 2015
  • adiratadirat member
    @linzrunz Sorry you're here, but... I love the idea of AF breaking up with me! I giggled :)

    Such great stories today! I agree with @swanbrooner , you guys are killing it!

    Cycle/Month: 2/2

    CD: 17 

    WAYDTGKU: Temping, CoQ10, green tea, HIO

    R/R:  DH's sister came to visit us for the weekend and we spent yesterday at the beach. Why do we not go the beach more? It's only a half hour away. 

    CS/Q: For those of you who get ovulation pain, how long does it last? 

    I had it last cycle for two days, and this morning I thought it might have started again but I'm not sure. (I haven't had any CM whatsoever since a small amount CD12 so I'm really interested in looking for other potential signs to help me contextualize my weird temps this month.) 

    GTKY: I dated this guy off and on junior and senior year of high school. We really liked each other but we were both really headstrong about stupid topics and would break up and get back together at least every couple months. We broke up a little before junior year prom because we had a big argument about our different opinions on Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment. I have to laugh now at how insufferable and dramatic we were at 17. I wonder what ever happened to him...



  • Cycle/Month: 1/1

    CD: 14

    WAYDTGKU: temping, chart, cm, opk

    R/R: It's been so humid lately, I've been stuck in the house and I'm starting to get cabin fever! Bleh!

    CS/Q: I did OPKs on Friday. First one was a bit short of positive, but by late afternoon it was very positive!  I did another that night fairly late and it was already fading out and very negative by Sat morning. So that's helpful to know, BUT my temps are all over the place and probably not very accurate (have not been able to temp at consistent times), so I just feel like I'm missing a piece of the puzzle, which is frustrating. And then DH works this whole weekend which doesn't help either.

    GTKY: Tell us your worst/best breakup story!  I know everybody's got at least one juicy one...  Hmm, I think I'm pretty boring in this respect. lol  Just your usual drama-filled HS crap which generally consisted of me just fading out when I lost interest. So rude and immature, I know.


    Me: 36  DH: 41
    DS: 07/03/11
    TTC #2: July 2016
    BFP: 4/19/17 EDD: 12/31/17
  • @linzrunz Sorry about CD1 :(

    @JackieMarie1989 The crazy temps are so frustrating!

    @adirat Regarding ovulation pain, I think I feel it some cycles and not others. When I do, it seems pretty short though. Like a focused short-lived twinge-y kind of pain, if that makes sense. Of course, I don't even know for sure that's what it is, but sometimes the timing coincides, so I'm suspicious of it.


    Me: 36  DH: 41
    DS: 07/03/11
    TTC #2: July 2016
    BFP: 4/19/17 EDD: 12/31/17
  • Month/Cycle: 7 

    CD: 11

    WAYDTGKU: BBT, CM, Vites etc. 

    R/R: So not looking forward to the week ahead. I have to work some today but we're going to see Secret Life of Pets tonight finally!! 

    CS/Q: nope. 

    GTKY: If I had three hours... I'll give you the short of it. I dated the same guy all through law school. He was a year behind me in school so when I moved out of my apartment he took it over including all my stuff. We talked about getting married all the time and I thought that's where we were headed. One night I stayed over the apartment. He had basketball and I had to work so I used his computer. He had always been weirdly private about his Facebook and email. Something just told me to look. Basically that night and over the next few days I discovered that he had been cheating on me all three years with many many women. I didn't know all the details of course. I got bits and pieces from gchat conversations and fb messages. I didn't confront him right away because honestly I didn't know what to do and was sort of in denial at first. On NYE we went to NY where my sister lived and sometime after midnight he confronted me about dancing too promiscuously on the dance floor (with my sister and our girlfriends) and I lost it. I whispered in his ear that I knew about x,y,z and I could see the vein in his neck throbbing. I knew it was all true at that point and we broke up on the spot. He took a train home by himself and went into my parents house via garage code and took the iPad I gave him for xmas. The next day my brother, sister and I went to the apartment and filled two pick up trucks with all my stuff. The bed, tv, dishes furniture etc.  My brother broke a chair and that's what he was left with - a three legged chair. He admitted to hooking up with my bff from law school, getting oral from a girl he worked with and cheating with multiple other people. He claimed he was a sex addict and an alcoholic and went to counseling. He begged for me back.  I found out he also hid he was smoking behind my back too. Crazy huh? He is married now and has his own law practice and a baby. I hope he changed for their sake. Trust your instincts ladies. That's all I have to say about that. 
  • @aboxofchocolates  The pre-O dip doesn't always appear in BBT charts, but when it does, it's just a nice heads-up that O may be on its way, because still - you can really only confirm in hindsight.  I have had that pre-O dip fake-out too, with a slow rise, so it doesn't necessarily mean O will be the next day, but other than that, it doesn't have any particular significance.  Not entirely sure the specific hormonal mechanism that may be causing it, but there is a spike of LH and FSH just prior to O, so maybe that's what does it?
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    @adirat I am the same as @alysapuggles I'm never really sure if what I'm feeling is really O-pain, but sometimes the timing of those little stabby twinges make me suspicious if that's what's really going on...

    @MandyBeeSLP  I'm not sure.  I have heard anecdotally that extreme differences in ambient room temp can have an impact on temps, but mostly in the pre-O phase, for myself personally, I tend to see a big zig-zag anyway, even when the room temp is totally consistent.  Case in point this cycle:
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    And then my temps will often smooth and mellow out as they rise post-O.  Here's a classic example from two cycles ago:
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    But everybody's trends are different, and literally no two cycles are alike, so BOTTOMLINE, - and this totally applies too for the above question from @aboxofchocolates - Try not to worry too much about any one individual temp being high or low, it's all about stepping back and seeing the big picture... ;)
  • I finally thought of a good one. It's not exactly a break up story but... It's funny. Anyway..

    Freshman year of college I went up to a party in a dorm a couple floors above mine. There was this cute guy. A bottle of Hot Damn was consumed and we were totally hitting it off (or so I thought). He asked for my number before I left and promised to text me the next day. And he did! We made plans for lunch that day and I was super excited. We met at the restaurant, sat down, and the waiter came over to take our drink order. After the waiter leaves, my "date" decides this is a good time to tell me he's gay. And the waiter is his boyfriend. 

    Um, what?? He was just as clueless as I was because he had no idea I had been flirting with him. We ended up becoming really good friends and he would call me to help him iron his shirts and tie his ties before dates.

    Married 07.21.07
    DS#1 01.23.09
    DS#2 08.01.11
    TTC#3  08.31.15
    Laparoscopy/Hysteroscopy/HSG 05.16.17
    Hysteroscopy 10.04.17 10.05.17
    Laparoscopy/Hysteroscopy/HSG 01.10.19
    Left tube removed
    dx: Endometriosis, Adenomyosis
    BC: February-October 2019
    TTA: November-December 2019
    NTNP: January 2020!

  • Lurking from TWW! (It feels so good to finally say that).

    @pepperat I started researching CDing like a month ah probably. I have seriously fallen down the rabbit hole. I've watched so many CD videos in the last two days. It's out of control. I actually ordered one yesterday from Amazon, you know just to see what it looks like  ;) I finally told my DH yesterday that I think I want to CD and he actually took it really well. I was expecting some pushback about it but he seems game.
    **Formerly @aliciabhen**
    Me: 26 DH: 24
    Married: November 2015  <3
    TTC#1: January 2016
    BFP: 5/02/16 - MC: 5/27/16
    Computer Hope
  • @AliciaGoose  Oooh!  Oooh!  What did you get!!?!?!
  • MrsFL2015MrsFL2015 member
    edited August 2016
    Cycle/Month: 4/4

    CD: 

    WAYDTGKU: vitamins, OPK, temping/charting, diet & exercise. 

    CS/Q:  none 

    GTKY: Tell us your worst/best breakup story!  I know everybody's got at least one juicy one...

    At one point in college, I had three guys trying to win me over at the same time.  One was my ex-boyfriend from high school, the other was a "super hot" guy I dated who dumped me (I suspect because I had put on weight) and a third guy that was a "new friend" that kept asking me out on dates.    The super hot guy was leaving love letters and flowers at my dorm asking to get back together (at this point I had lost a lot of weight).  My high school boyfriend was a basket case that claimed I was ruining his life and emotionally scarring him because we had a "on-again-off-again" relationship.  The third guy was a "new friend" that I met that kept asking me out and I kept saying "no."  In the end, I told my high school ex to get lost and the "super hot" guy I wasn't interested because he already dumped me once and I wasn't going to play that game.   I ended up dating the "new friend" and the rest was history.  The "new friend" ended up being DH.  


  • adiratadirat member
    @alysapuggles and @BusinessWife  Thanks to you both. Really helpful. I did some additional research today and it seems that longer, more painful ovulation pain like I think I've been having may be a symptom of endometriosis, which I have. Sigh. Worried this means there are endo deposits on my ovaries or fallopian tubes.

    In good news, though, I had some EWCM this afternoon, so back to HIO!


  • Cycle/Month: 7/7

    CD: 16

    WAYDTGKU: lots

    R/R: lower temp today so I'm not sure what FF will do, almost positive yesterday OPK but Friday was too hard to tell because I have a UTI and was peeing all the time!

    CS/Q: just waiting for my temps to confirm

    GTKY: Tell us your worst/best breakup story!  I know everybody's got at least one juicy one...
     At work so I don't have time to do details.  Buy I generally was the heartbreaker!
  • @linzrunz - that break up story is ridiculous!

    @BusinessWife - I get a very mountain-ous chart a lot too.

    @aliciagoose - what is CDing that you're reading about? I'm always up for some good research... :)

    Cycle/Month: 2/4

    CD: 7

    WAYDTGKU: BBT, CM, OPK, HIO

    R/R: Rave- for the first time in....well, ever since starting to take BBT before we were officially TTC my temps have been consistent with each other! They've been within 0.1 since the start of the month. This is something ridiculous to be excited about, but I am. Haha. Usually it's all over the board. I live in a climate where it's pretty normal to not have A/C, so we just sleep with the windows open, so I think that was throwing it off for the last 2 months and lately the temps have been PERFECT sleeping weather. It's the little things in life, right?

    CS/Q: none.

    GTKY: Tell us your worst/best breakup story!: I have two. In high school, I went to prom with a guy who had dated one of my friends...dumb me. The building our prom was in had about 8 stories, and the first one was for dancing, second was for sitting and having hors d'ouevres and then above that was kinda just empty. So one of my friends we ran into made a joke about "all the dark corners of the upper levels". I went to call our groups limo towards the end of the night to get picked up, and went up to the 4th floor so it was quiet. When we were about to get on the elevator he goes "So, want to make use of these dark corners?". I kinda got on the elevator and didn't respond. By the time we got back to my house for our "after party" I made one of my friends go tell him to leave.

    Second one is shorter - I dated a guy in college, who lived 30 min from my family in the summer. I didn't hear from him for 3 months. When I asked him about it back at school, he told me he lost his cell phone. LAME! No. You didn't lose your cell phone for 3 months. Also you had facebook and email and knew where I lived. Clearly, no loss there.

    DH & I: 27
    Dating: 11/14/2010
    Married: 10/18/2014
    TTC April 2016
    BFP: 5/12/2016 ~ MC: 5/25/2016
  • @BusinessWife This adorable EcoAble charcoal bamboo AIO!


    @KhRun17 Cloth diapering! It's a little cart before horse but I'm seriously obsessed. I've read an insane amount of articles and watched a ton of videos. 
    **Formerly @aliciabhen**
    Me: 26 DH: 24
    Married: November 2015  <3
    TTC#1: January 2016
    BFP: 5/02/16 - MC: 5/27/16
    Computer Hope
  • @AliciaGoose  Squeeeeee!!!!  I love it, and I love the colours!  I don't think I've really looked at that one yet... I was mostly just doing nb AIOs to help out when they are tiny, but sticking with prefolds and covers for the bulk of my OS stash. :p
  • @BusinessWife I haven't decided what I want to do yet. I think DH would prefer if we stuck to AIOs or pockets. But I am afraid to pull the trigger on anything in particular in case I don't actually like it down the line if / when I get my take home rainbow. I just couldn't resist getting this one because I thought it was the perfect unisex pattern! And because I just wanted it. I have a feeling now that I got one I won't be able to stop though. I haven't even started to look into newborn size AIOs yet. There aren't as many options for those!
    **Formerly @aliciabhen**
    Me: 26 DH: 24
    Married: November 2015  <3
    TTC#1: January 2016
    BFP: 5/02/16 - MC: 5/27/16
    Computer Hope
  • adiratadirat member
    @rainbowturtles Thanks. My endo is not surgically verified, which is technically the only way to get an "official" diagnosis, but my gynecologist now (as well as the one I saw before her when I lived in another state) said I almost certainly have it since I had all the symptoms and responded to the treatment of constant BCP without placebo week. She warned me I should expect to have trouble TTC, which is why when DH and I were ready, I went kind of crazy with temping and tracking from cycle one. My first two periods off of BCP were not terrible, so I was getting hopeful until I started thinking about this o pain situation. 

    Sorry to hear endo is something you've been checked for. I find it so frustrating that it's often too small to find on an ultrasound so there's no reliable way to know without laparoscopy, which obviously isn't something I want to jump to!

    Regarding OPKs, I don't think I've ever been able to do more than a three-hour hold. I have to pee like a zillion times a day (because I am always thirsty and drink a LOT of water) so even with reducing intake for OPKs, that's all I can manage!


  • @AliciaGoose I went mostly with the Sweetpea for nb AIOs (I have 20, was going to add four more), but I was thinking of also getting half a dozen each of the imagine bamboo snap ones, which do have the umbilical snap (even though the sweetpeas "should" fit underneath), and half a dozen totsbots minis since a mom I know who uses a bit of EVERYTHING says the Totsbots are hands down her favourite AIOs.  @PensiveCrayon went with the Thirsties nb aios, and I have heard lots of good things about blueberry simplex, too!

    For the most part though, I went with prefolds and covers, so the nb aios I got just as a bonus for ease of use in early days, and what with extra caregivers who will likely be around at that time. ;)
  • @adirat I'm sorry to hear that you're struggling :( It's annoying that laparoscopy is the only true indicator, I know. I had a laparoscopic surgery on my intestines and wish they would have checked then lol If they'd seen anything I'm sure they'd have let me know, but if they're not looking for it, you know? I don't think it is endo anymore, based on my symptoms, my symptoms are just so tricky sometimes that they've checked for many things. I have connective tissue disorder (which causes the pain, among other things it causes) and celiac disease, which is autoimmune and tho it is controlled by diet, it is soooo easy to get accidentally contaminated so that's a concern, too. So I am doing the exact same thing....all the tracking and temping and anything I can think that might help and trying to remain positive and believe everything is working properly. I've had two mc's overall, and I feel like I could explain both away for different reasons but who knows. I just keep hoping...for all of us! <3

    And oh crap, 3 hours? I can barely make it to 1hr when it comes to pee holding lol (typically go at least every 30min  :#)
  • @BusinessWife Yes! Thank you. Now I know what to research for the newborn AIOs. At this point I can't imagine myself doing anything other than AIOs or pockets, so I am going to start there, and then if / when future LO is here I'm going to try other things and see if there's anything I like!
    **Formerly @aliciabhen**
    Me: 26 DH: 24
    Married: November 2015  <3
    TTC#1: January 2016
    BFP: 5/02/16 - MC: 5/27/16
    Computer Hope
  • @AliciaGoose Ahh!! Too cute! I haven't got up the courage to actually order one yet, but I have a couple sitting in my cart. Surprisingly DH was on board with it too and said he had thought out it before but he thought I was crazy for thinking of actually buying one.

    10/2/10  <3
    Me:29 H: 31
    TTC#1: Aug 2015
    https://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/5e3072

             
  • I'm so excited there are some other cloth-diaperers in here!
    Me: 26 DH: 27
    Married 6-15-13
    DS born 4-9-15
    Septate Uterus
    BFP 10/12/16--EDD 6/24/17


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  • We do mostly pockets
    Me: 26 DH: 27
    Married 6-15-13
    DS born 4-9-15
    Septate Uterus
    BFP 10/12/16--EDD 6/24/17


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  • @AliciaGoose  For me, I felt like having prefolds as the basis of my stash just made sense.  Like these are the kind of diapers our mothers and grandmothers might have used - only with much better absorbancy fabrics than I'm thinking they ever got to enjoy!

    So I splurged on really high quality, highly absorbent prefolds (geffen, but people also love osocozy and green mountain) because I feel like it's more versatile.  Hypothetically, prefolds and covers ought to be a cheaper alternative to pockets/AIOs (unless you do like me and totally over-buy on covers.  People generally are going for say 24-36 prefolds per size and maybe 6-8 covers.  I am on track for more like 36/24 ratio for newborns (Plus AIOs) - to be fair, I started with just the 12 thirsties snap covers, but then I accidentally ordered the sweetpea velcro covers and decided to keep them (and build up to 12 because round numbers), in case for whatever reason at whatever stage, one were to fit better than the other. - and 24 small+24 med prefolds with 24-32 covers lol I think I will try to stop there tho... maybe 40. MAX.  As long as they all fit in the drawer IDC because I figure seasonally I may go more for certain colours, or say I want to leave a stash at grandmas, some may live in the diaper bag, whatever.)  I am admittedly ridiculous.

    BUT!  At the end of the day, if one type of cover works better on one baby, I can put the rest away for baby No.2, who may be built differently enough that the other type fits better.  Or say I feel like I just LOVE one certain kind of cover I happen to try and I want to just sell the rest on ebay and replenish with just my ultimate faves.  Or say I were the type of mom who wanted to be really girlie or really boyish, you could have your 6-8 girl covers, and then pick up 6-8 boy covers when LO No. 2 rolls in the door, and you still are using all the same insides of the diapers.  You can mix up the look while just keeping all your same tried and true diapers "in the family" so to speak.  AND, as far as fit and leaks, there are so many ways you can fold a prefold for various stages of their growth, that I think that's cool. With decent covers you should really never have a problem with leaks because if one fold isn't working perfectly, you can try a different one.  Or say if I like the angel-wing fold and dad just wants to trifold, cool!  Putting a trifold into a flip or a thirsties is so super easy.

    Some people love pockets, while others feel the time to stuff them is a pain and/or handling them to pull out the insert gets messy etc. What do you think, @JackieMarie1989  What kind of pockets do you use?  What have you tried that you did or did not like as much and why?  For me I guess I am old-fashioned and I just felt like pockets were too high-tech! lol
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