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post #41 of 254
When we weren't TTC we were using condoms. DH never wants to go back to them and I never want to go on hormonal BC. So we'll probably follow FAM.

Have you ladies ever used Nymbler? It's a really great baby name site. You enter or select names you like and Nymbler searches for names that compliment that name or are like that name. I had a whole list of names I liked and DH thumbed down ALL of them but one. So I just pulled up Nymbler, entered a couple names and kept searching through the names with him until we had a couple to pick from. You can favorite the ones you like and you can remove names you don't like. The only suggestion I have is once you've got a list generated, email it to yourself because Nymbler doesn't keep it for you. I learned that the hard way.

I really like Nolan and I think I always will, DH doesn't like it.
post #42 of 254
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I like the Nymbler site, but it overwhelms me a bit. I like lists better. There's a site, I think it's just called Name Nerds or something that has the best lists. I especially enjoy the goth baby name list (not that I'm goth, I just think it's a funny list...with some good names on it actually). They also have a list called "It was found in the baby name book" which is all these insane names that actually came from baby name books geared towards the average american family. My favorite on that list is Nenemoosha. Whenever I'm actually pregnant, if people ask if I have a name picked out, I'll have something different to tell people every day so I can mess with them.
post #43 of 254
We're going to keep the names secret for people IRL once we're pregnant. We still haven't decided if we'll find out the sex or not and if we do if we'll tell everyone else.

I'll have to check out that name site.
post #44 of 254
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I went there after I posted earlier and they have a new thing: lists of names submitted by people who visit the site w/ comments on why they like then. There are some crazy names on there!! Kept me entertained for a good hour or two!!

 


Edited by oiseau - 9/27/13 at 6:17pm
post #45 of 254
hey everyone i'm still around
post #46 of 254
Can I come hang out with you guys? My name is Kristin. I am 20 years old. I am getting married next year to my sweetie-pie who is 19. MY birthday is June 23rd. We don't have a TTC date jsut yet.
post #47 of 254
Oh, NMYs are posting again!

We're actually TTC now, so could I be moved to that list? However, the bad news is I have ovulated only once since I stopped taking BC pills in the middle of Oct, and that was before we were TTC. This isn't a huge surprise to me, given my period history from before the pill, but its still really depressing. I'm suspecting possibly PCOS, but I haven't seen a doctor about it yet. I am thinking I will still be a NMY for quite a while....
post #48 of 254
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sleepingbeauty-I added you. Welcome

Welcome back Shaina & Kyamo! It's not super busy here, but I'm trying to slowly bring the NMY thread back to life. I'm gonna be here for quite awhile, so I'd like some company.

 


Edited by oiseau - 9/27/13 at 6:17pm
post #49 of 254
Oiseau- I see from your sig you have chickens? Do you use them for meat, or for pets/eggs? I occasionally think how nice it would be to have a few hens someday for pets/eggs, but I hear they are a ton of work.

I have my first Anthropology test tomorrow, and I'm slacking on the studying hardcore. Sometimes, I hate school. I wish I had the money to live on so I could go to the International School of Midwifery in Florida. Dream big, right? Knowing I have about 4 years left in school seems overwhelming sometimes!

Life in general is picking up. I went to my first GSA meeting through my school. Overall, it went well. Obviously it is interesting adapting to being a minority in a group, in this case straight in a primarily GLBTQ group. They're all really nice though, and I look forward to all the upcoming events

I'm going to see my favorite musician tomorrow! I have to drive an hour to see him, but it's so worth it. I've been dying of excitement for weeks.

Well, I'm off to study and talk to my brother. For a 29 year old man, he can be so immature. He ordered some super fancy self-propelling vacuum cleaner. I told him I hate vacuuming and want all hardwood floors, since I prefer sweeping even if you have to do it more often. He said "Oh I forgot who I was talking to, you know it all."
post #50 of 254
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Oh, NMYs are posting again!

We're actually TTC now, so could I be moved to that list? However, the bad news is I have ovulated only once since I stopped taking BC pills in the middle of Oct, and that was before we were TTC. This isn't a huge surprise to me, given my period history from before the pill, but its still really depressing. I'm suspecting possibly PCOS, but I haven't seen a doctor about it yet. I am thinking I will still be a NMY for quite a while....
If you don't mind me asking, what type of BC were you using? I've heard women say that it took up to 6-8 months for their cycles to return to normal, even if it's not their normal prior to BC. Maybe consult the nurse at your PCP's office or OB's office (the one that prescribed the BC) and ask them how long it usually takes. In either way, I hope you're not here long!
post #51 of 254
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If you don't mind me asking, what type of BC were you using? I've heard women say that it took up to 6-8 months for their cycles to return to normal, even if it's not their normal prior to BC. Maybe consult the nurse at your PCP's office or OB's office (the one that prescribed the BC) and ask them how long it usually takes. In either way, I hope you're not here long!
I was on Alesse, and yes I'm aware that coming off the pill it can take some time to go back to normal. However, everything I've read seems to say that it may take some time, but your cycles should go back to how they were before you were on the pill. And they have, it seems. Before I was on the pill, I would get a real period maybe 2-3 times a year, and between that I would have "periods" which were 3-4 weeks of spotting. So I think I have good reason to worry, even there is still a small chance things might even out with more time. I have an appointment for a regular physical in March with my family doctor who prescribed the pills, so I will bring it up at that time.
post #52 of 254
: ) can I join?

been ttc for a WHILE... but still not a mama.

I am however a loooongtime nanny, sometimes postpartum doula. I guess I'm a dog mom. I recently moved to Austria (I'm a west coaster... who moved east... and then MORE east!) with my DH, still ttc and you know, figuring out what I want to do with my life.

I like the Bday list: May 24 for me
post #53 of 254
could you add my birthyear up too? I'm from 1989.
post #54 of 254
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I made those changes/additions.

Question for everyone: Right now the main thread has three categories: Pregnant, TTC 2010 & Beyond, and Not Sure Yet. The last two overlap, so do you want to split them up? If so, shoot me some suggestions on how best to do that (maybe TTC Now and TTC later/Not Sure Yet)?

 


Edited by oiseau - 9/27/13 at 6:17pm
post #55 of 254
On the BC pill topic, I took my last nuva ring out in November 2008, and things still aren't normal. I started tracking with my first period off BC, and my cycles are all over the place, from 25-37 days. Before BC, my periods were every 29-30 days like clockwork. I'm not TTC obviously, but it is frustrating to have messed up my body like that.
post #56 of 254
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So I think I have good reason to worry, even there is still a small chance things might even out with more time.
I wasn't saying you shouldn't worry! I was just trying to get across the point that sometimes it takes a really long time for our bodies to adjust to not having all those hormones in us.

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Originally Posted by KaylaBeanie View Post
On the BC pill topic, I took my last nuva ring out in November 2008, and things still aren't normal. I started tracking with my first period off BC, and my cycles are all over the place, from 25-37 days. Before BC, my periods were every 29-30 days like clockwork. I'm not TTC obviously, but it is frustrating to have messed up my body like that.
Sorry to say this Kayla, but I have heard the Nuva Ring is a big culprit of that. That's why I will never do hormonal BC again, ever. DH agrees with me, once I told him what happened to her body when a woman takes it.

On another note, I really want laying hens, but my DH doesn't share the same wants. We live on 3 acres so we have the room. Plus, our town allows up to 20 hens per acre (I think...if I remember correctly), then the numbers change if they're for meat, etc. Our friend (who lives in the same town when not at college) has laying hens at her father's house. They're really fun to watch. DH won't go near them. I think the real reason is he's got a bit of a fear of birds!
post #57 of 254
Hi!

I'd like to join this thread too!

I'm not quite sure if we needed to say our birth years or not? I saw someone said theirs... Mine is 1989! Ha.

I am currently a junior in college; studying abroad in Spain right now! I'm majoring in Special Education and minoring in Spanish. Over the last year or so I have joined my dearest BFF in the wonderful world of having a hippie/ crunchy lifestyle! I am on a gluten free diet, so I love organic/ natural foods. I recycle, save energy as much as possible, buy local, all that good stuff.

I have a slight fear of hospitals, and would love to have my kidlets at home in a tub. I want my baby to be born into a welcoming environment, and I personally don't find hospitals to be the most "welcoming" setting. Kayla (said BFF from above) and I are going to be crunchy Moms together! and I want to live a simple, zen life with my family. Before this year, I hadn't really thought about kids or anything that far into the future. But lately I've been super interested in learning about all the ways of motherhood! It's an exciting topic and I'm still exploring everything, hence why I joined here Hoping/ excited to learn lots of new things from everyone!
post #58 of 254
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Edited by oiseau - 9/27/13 at 6:18pm
post #59 of 254
Can I be moved? We have a date!!! Jan 2013!! Yaaaaaay!
post #60 of 254
oiseau-- Ha ha, I am totally with you on the whole hospital thing! I'm sorry about the cancer and having to be in the hospital for that. I agree-- the smells and lack of freedom both the heck out of me! Plus they're not comfy, I don't think. I want to just chill at my house, eating what I want, laying where I want, etc. I don't want the stress of hospital people and settings to affect me and little one!

sleepingbeauty-- congrats!!!
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