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i know what you mean about still being friends but missing the sex . old habits...

sounds like you're doing well though!
post #302 of 499
Sage. The end of any relationship is hard, even if it's not "the one" or even with one who you thought was "the one" and you're totally right about the ego bruise. I hope you're keeping happy and enjoying all the wonderful parts in your life.
post #303 of 499
i'm sorry sage. being broken up with is never fun! but at least you were having some sex for awhile
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So sorry sage .
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Hello! I'm relatively new to the forum. My name is Jenny and I'm 23 years old, married to Marty who is 27. He's in the service and deploying later this year, we were going to start TTC ASAP but plan on waiting now until he's at least on mid-tour leave [vacation, mid-deployment] so probably about April or a little later of next year. I'm just saying April of 2010 for now to keep my spirits up. haha I was born and raised in Miami, FL first 21 years of my life - Cuban American. Currently work as a Remarketing Coordinator for a leasing company in Georgia and also as a Bookseller part time at Barnes and Noble. Hope to get to know you ladies better in the future!
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Edited by oiseau - 9/28/13 at 5:56am
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Hello! I'm relatively new to the forum. My name is Jenny and I'm 23 years old, married to Marty who is 27. He's in the service and deploying later this year, we were going to start TTC ASAP but plan on waiting now until he's at least on mid-tour leave [vacation, mid-deployment] so probably about April or a little later of next year. I'm just saying April of 2010 for now to keep my spirits up. haha I was born and raised in Miami, FL first 21 years of my life - Cuban American. Currently work as a Remarketing Coordinator for a leasing company in Georgia and also as a Bookseller part time at Barnes and Noble. Hope to get to know you ladies better in the future!
welcome jenny! i'm also from miami (born and raised)! but dh and i now live in AL. it's good to see another miamian on here!
post #308 of 499
Welcome to all the new ladies!
s Sage
Congrats to Oiseau's sheep!
Sorry I haven't been around too much. Anytime I start to post with some regularity, I get severely sidetracked by life...
Last time I posted, DP had just started at a tattoo shop. Well, the same day he started, I got fired from my factory job. The next day, he was fired from the same factory (which we thought was OK because he had the tattoo gig). A couple days later the shop told him that he "didn't fit in". So we were almost caught up on things financially, but now are ridiculously behind. We've both been jobless since the beginning of February and as sad as I should be that nothing is under control, I still feel fairly content. I just haven't really felt like connecting with anyone lately. So I apologize for jumping in and out of conversations.
We're talking to a lawyer about suing our former job. They did a background check on me and found 2 felonies that I don't have and fired me for them (supposedly they happened in New Mexico when I was 19. I've never even been to NM!). They fired DP the next day for "not meeting up to managerial expectations" (AKA, being my boyfriend). It was an awful job anyway, but it sucks to lose income. Good news is that with all the free time we've had, DP got a lot of work done on my tattoo. Simple pleasures, I guess.

I like the 6-word bio that someone started a while back -- "Suddenly jobless, need to get moving" I guess that works for the day.
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Edited by oiseau - 9/28/13 at 5:57am
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Welcome Jenny...

How're things going Sage?

Andee- Sorry to hear about the job situation! My DH has been out of work since December so I understand the mixed blessing of having time but not money...

oiseau- Congrats on the sheep!

In my world we are packing up for a driving tour of the west and southwest. Basically we are gonna go through Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and then back home...we are going on the super cheap due to aforementioned unemployment so we'll be boondocking and eating food we're bringing from home. Oh, and the dog is coming too. That should be interesting. Our goal is to see as many of the National Parks on the trip as we can. I'm super excited but a little nervous that the job offer DH is expecting won't come through. The reason we are going now is that it is the only time I can get away from work and if DH gets this new job he won't have any vacation time for a year. We are both used to a great deal of flexibility with our jobs so we are thinking of this as a last hurrah before we settle into routine.

Our test was negative-ha! like there was just one!- and I got AF. I'm okay with it. We are actively trying to avoid this month as we don't really want a December baby. Not that we wouldn't love one if that is what happens we just are trying not to. Then I think...we will TTC beginning in April. Wow. Yeah. So, I guess I can be updated then...

Anyway...I have to get packed up!
Jenne
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Hello again,
I haven't been on for a while; I'm a 20 year old university student who is getting into NFL. Although, this semester has been rough.
I'm also single, which pushes back any babies a few more years.
I'm not baby-crazed all the time though, but occasionally it does happen.
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Edited by oiseau - 9/28/13 at 5:57am
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Hey all,

I'm looking for some advice. I rarely post on the forums here, but I lurk almost daily, especially in the breastfeeding, birth and cloth diapering forums. I'm so glad I found the forum, because I was able to get some great information that has informed my future plans for children. I always knew I would breastfeed and cloth diaper, because that's what my mom did (I was BF until 4 and she owned a cloth diaper delivery service). But it's been great to get more information, and to introduce the ideas of out-of-hospital birth and extended breastfeeding to my serious boyfriend.

However, I've got a pretty severe case of baby lust that is making it difficult to concentrate on my normal life. See, I believe I'm with the father of my children. But we're not planning to get married for at least 3 years, and not planning on TTC for at least 5. So though I'm certainly on track, having a baby isn't something that I can dedicate a bunch of time to thinking about. In the best of time, it wastes time and in the worst, it makes me wish the next five years would just hurry up already. But there's so much I want to do before having kiddos!

Any advice for putting the baby lust on hold? What works for you? And if you have an idea for another forum I could put this in, where I could start a thread about it, that would be very appreciated. I'd love to get the advice of people who've BTDT and made it!

Thanks

Paige
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Hi everyone. I'm quite new to the board, actually, if it wasn't for finding out that there were non-mom's here I may not have joined (at least not now).

I'm Michelle, my DH and I have been married for almost 10 years. Right now we're planning on TTC in 2010. I've spent the past year dealing with a heart condition that was finally fixed in January, so we want to spend some time with me getting myself back in shape physically before we consider whether or not to try and have children or adopt.
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Hi all. I've been looking at some of these MDC threads for those of us with no kids, and finally decided to join this one.

I joined MDC because a pregnant friend had been sending me links for months to various threads, and then she told me about the pet thread, and that seemed like a good reason to join.

But I thought I'd pop on in over here.

I'm 27, birthday is May 19. I live in the triangle of NC. Husband and I are hoping to TTC starting around August...but we know we may not be able to wait that long. I have some serious baby lust, seeing as how two of my best friends gave birth in February, and I've been getting lots of baby cuddles! But August is the "offical" TTC month.

Nice to meet you all!
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Thread Starter 
: Welcome all.


I just wanted to say that Paige - I am in literally the same situation as you. No advice really, just commiseration.

Also, I may do a clean-up of the first post. There are some people on it who haven't been active in the year I've been here. So, if you're out there lurking and want to stay on the front page but haven't posted in forever, please let me know. Anyone not ok with that?
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Also, I may do a clean-up of the first post. There are some people on it who haven't been active in the year I've been here. So, if you're out there lurking and want to stay on the front page but haven't posted in forever, please let me know. Anyone not ok with that?
Just wanted to mention I should be in "ttc currently"... (Have been in reality for a while now, just didn't bother to check the post listing)
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Also, I may do a clean-up of the first post. There are some people on it who haven't been active in the year I've been here. So, if you're out there lurking and want to stay on the front page but haven't posted in forever, please let me know. Anyone not ok with that?
That sounds fine with me.

Hey, has anyone heard of "treasure mapping"? The treasure map time starts on Thursday. There's a whole thread about it in spirituality here. DP and I are going to do one this year for the first time. We could totally use the inspiration.

Welcome to more newcomers! I hope you find a place for yourself here!
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That sounds fine with me.

Hey, has anyone heard of "treasure mapping"? The treasure map time starts on Thursday. There's a whole thread about it in spirituality here. DP and I are going to do one this year for the first time. We could totally use the inspiration.

Welcome to more newcomers! I hope you find a place for yourself here!
Yes. I am going to do one as well. I've been following that thread- I have done some decluttering over the past few weeks to get started. I'm very excited to see how it all works out.
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Hi, I'm one of the relatively new people who posted a while back, and I'd like to stay active on this thread. There are so many posts I meant to reply to, to share my thoughts, but I've been so busy in the past couple of weeks ... dealing with layoff rumors at work, preparing to close on a house, and so much more. But I just wanted to say I'm really grateful to have found this thread and I hope we can all support each other at this sometimes difficult, sometimes wonderful time in our lives. I hadn't realized until recently how badly I would want a baby but need to wait, and how lonely that can feel.

The only advice I can share is to try to take things one day at a time - I know I go from full blown babylust to almost forgetting about it the next day when I get distracted by a project for work, friends, etc. I also just started charting, not to TTC but to learn about my cycles after being on the pill for almost 10 years. Not the same as actively trying, but getting to know when I'm fertile kind of helps me feel like I'm one step closer to baby.

That's it for now, just wanted to check in and keep in touch!

Melanie
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