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post #81 of 254
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So I'm thinking one solution for the main welcome page member list might be to just have one list and then after each name, I can add the anticipated TTC date or "currently TTC" or "not sure yet."
What does everyone think of this plan? I'm thinking that I'll have time over the weekend to sit down and re-edit that welcome page list.

The kittens sound super cute...one of my good friends adopted a pregnant cat a couple years ago and got to be a kitten mama.
post #82 of 254
Hey everyone... not sure how many around here still remember me, as I've been absent for quite a long time now. I'm probably not going to start hanging around here too much, because I've gotten BUSY... my first year of teaching is rough, but wonderful.

Anyway, for anyone who did remember me... I just wanted to say that I'm no longer TTFAH... I've found him. We'll be getting married May 29th. I'm hopeful we'll start TTC late 2010/early 2011. We'll have to see. Right now, I'm just focused on making it through the school year and the wedding.

I hope everyone is well and happy, and I'm glad to see several old friends have graduated! Much love and happiness to you all!
post #83 of 254
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Originally Posted by monkeyscience View Post
Hey everyone... not sure how many around here still remember me, as I've been absent for quite a long time now. I'm probably not going to start hanging around here too much, because I've gotten BUSY... my first year of teaching is rough, but wonderful.

Anyway, for anyone who did remember me... I just wanted to say that I'm no longer TTFAH... I've found him. We'll be getting married May 29th. I'm hopeful we'll start TTC late 2010/early 2011. We'll have to see. Right now, I'm just focused on making it through the school year and the wedding.

I hope everyone is well and happy, and I'm glad to see several old friends have graduated! Much love and happiness to you all!
Aww yay! Where'd you find him?! Congrats! Where/ what are you teaching? Is it student teaching or actual (paid) teaching?
post #84 of 254
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Originally Posted by oiseau View Post
So I'm thinking one solution for the main welcome page member list might be to just have one list and then after each name, I can add the anticipated TTC date or "currently TTC" or "not sure yet."
What does everyone think of this plan? I'm thinking that I'll have time over the weekend to sit down and re-edit that welcome page list.
I think it's a good idea.
post #85 of 254
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So I just went ahead and updated the main post again. I think everything should be up to date for everyone who is regularly posting. Let me know if I need to make any changes. I ended up leaving TTC Now & Later all one category because otherwise I'll go nuts moving people from one list to the next as the months pass!

Hope everyone had a great weekend!!
post #86 of 254
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Originally Posted by monkeyscience View Post
Hey everyone... not sure how many around here still remember me, as I've been absent for quite a long time now. I'm probably not going to start hanging around here too much, because I've gotten BUSY... my first year of teaching is rough, but wonderful.
I remember you.

Oiseau, could you add "currently" to me?
post #87 of 254
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Kyamo- already done! (I'm not normally that efficient, i just logged on right as you posted I think!).

Monkeyscience--I forgot to say, I remember you too! Welcome back!
post #88 of 254
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Aww yay! Where'd you find him?! Congrats! Where/ what are you teaching? Is it student teaching or actual (paid) teaching?
Found him at a church Halloween dance. He was a pirate, I was a Roman goddess. Things have gone crazy, crazy fast. If I weren't the one in the relationship, I would say we were absolutely nuts. He proposed 3 months after our first date. But all of our family and friends agree that we're just right for each other... that eases my mind a lot. Plus, all I really have to do is look in the mirror at the two of us together - the glow is undeniable. We are ridiculously, cheesily, radiantly happy. I know, most of you are probably puking now. I don't blame you.

I teach 7-10 grade science at a charter school in Houston. I'm technically in my intern year, since I'm doing alternative certification, but I get paid the same as a regular teacher. I just have to pay $475 a month in internship fees. I do love it, though.

oiseau, Kyamo, I recognize both of you, too. Glad I'm not the only NMY left! And oiseau, I'm sorry to hear about your diagnosis. I hope the chemo works great, and you can feel better soon!
post #89 of 254
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Found him at a church Halloween dance. He was a pirate, I was a Roman goddess. Things have gone crazy, crazy fast. If I weren't the one in the relationship, I would say we were absolutely nuts. He proposed 3 months after our first date. But all of our family and friends agree that we're just right for each other... that eases my mind a lot. Plus, all I really have to do is look in the mirror at the two of us together - the glow is undeniable. We are ridiculously, cheesily, radiantly happy. I know, most of you are probably puking now. I don't blame you.

I teach 7-10 grade science at a charter school in Houston. I'm technically in my intern year, since I'm doing alternative certification, but I get paid the same as a regular teacher. I just have to pay $475 a month in internship fees. I do love it, though.
Ha that is such a cute story! Especially that your family knows you're right for each other. And I'm not a science fan, but the education departments are definitely lacking science teachers, so good for you for doing that!!! I'm a special education major, with a minor in Spanish. Congrats on the pirate though. So cute
post #90 of 254
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Originally Posted by oiseau View Post
So I just went ahead and updated the main post again. I think everything should be up to date for everyone who is regularly posting. Let me know if I need to make any changes. I ended up leaving TTC Now & Later all one category because otherwise I'll go nuts moving people from one list to the next as the months pass!

Hope everyone had a great weekend!!
So... I know you already made some type change... But I'm new and now confused. haha. What's with the new lists and dates and ahhh!!! I'm lost. :P
post #91 of 254
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I didn't change much. Basically, I changed the list that was called "TTC 2010 & Beyond" to "TTC Now & Later" since it's now 2010. The dates in parentheses are the dates when that member is planning on TTC. There's also a list of "Not Sure Yet."

When I joined the tribe a couple years ago, it was divided up by year so (if it were still like that), it'd be: TTC 2010, TTC 2011, TTC 2012 & Beyond & Not Sure Yet. Since there aren't a ton of us anymore, it's just easier to maintain as one list + Not Sure Yet, especially since people change their minds pretty often.

Oh, and I alphabetized the lists. Cuz I'm anal like that.
post #92 of 254
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So... I know you already made some type change... But I'm new and now confused. haha. What's with the new lists and dates and ahhh!!! I'm lost. :P
It's just the first post of this thread. You can look at it if you click on page one.
post #93 of 254
My birthday is Aug 17, 1989, if you want to add me to the list

Sorry for the lack of action on here from my end over the last week or so! School is pretty crazy, I obviously am a masochist for signing up for English, Anthropology, Philosophy and Math all in one semester. The first three classes each have 50+ pages of reading a week and about 1-3 papers each a week, and we have about 60 math problems twice a week, plus a quiz every other week and test every third week. I feel like I sleep, eat, study and then have maybe two hours a day where I'm not multi-tasking. I'm absolutely SUCKING at laundry and keeping my room clean, it's a nightmare down here(I have a studio apartment type set up in our basement, it's NICE!). Usually I don't care, but our fridge broke so we had to move all of our perishables into my fridge, so every time someone needs something, they have to hike through my hell hole of a room. I don't have school tomorrow, which is technically today since it's after midnight here, so hopefully I can get all this under control.

I have some great news! When I moved last June, I started working part time for my mom. It was very sporadic and part time, but I made enough money to pay for what I needed to. Well, she quit in December and since the job was pretty much made up for me, I left too. Since then, it's been a nightmare. I've applied EVERYWHERE, and haven't even gotten a call or email from anybody. Add in the stress of school, having to mooch off my parents (not uncommon for a 20 year old full time college student, but still) makes me feel totally worthless. Plus, it gets obnoxious to have my mom bugging me every day about being more aggressive in my pursuits. Ask Lisha(gfreelishy), I am usually the least stressed person ever, but this job thing is going to put me over the edge!

Anyhow, onto the good part. My mom calls me Wednesday at school(I have a 1.5 hour break between classes) and leaves me a message telling me to call her. I call her, and she tells me that she might have a job, and it came about in the most divinely inspired, fate-tastic way ever! There is a very profitable local business, and the owners are a married couple in their 30's who live in our neighborhood. My mom has talked to both the husband and wife while in the business place. Well, yesterday the wife calls my mom. She tells my mom that her husband told her that my mom had a teenage daughter. This woman recently lost her nanny (they have a 6 year old boy), and have been having another local teenage girl babysit. They're not impressed with her.

The husband has talked to my mom more, and thinks she's great, and knows that my younger sister is pretty mature. They wanted to know if my sister was interested. Well, my mom told them that I still live at home, I'm going to school to be a teacher, etc. They're thrilled, because ideally they wanted to hire on a nanny, not a babysitter, especially one who can drive their son places and who is older/more mature. I called the wife last night, and she's so friendly and sounded really excited about the prospect of me nannying for them. They need someone Tuesdays/Thursdays after school up until 9 or so, and she told me she really hoped that today(Thursday) was the last day this girl watched their son, which I hope means that this is going to work out! I meet with them Saturday afternoon.

I just can't believe how it all worked out! The pay is great, I'd have to work probably an additional 10 hours a week at minimum wage to make the same amount. I'd be able to go to 25-30 hours a week in the summer. The two days she needs a nanny right now just so happen to be the two nights I don't have school. Not to mention, they specifically hunted us down. Things like that don't happen everyday! Ok, this is long enough my fellow NMY! Hopefully I will soon be a nanny...it'll definitely be good practice for the future!
post #94 of 254
I got the job! I went over to talk to the parents and meet G, the boy, and I love them! He's such a doll, I can't WAIT to start next week
post #95 of 254
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Edited by oiseau - 9/27/13 at 6:14pm
post #96 of 254
I can sort of relate, oiseau. I also thought I was retired from babysitting/childcare--my last nanny job ended really badly. But this past week a good friend asked me to look after her kids as a back-up type caregiver. I'm surprised to find myself considering it. I think the biggest motivation is our tight finances. It would be nice to have a little extra money and feel like I am contributing to the household financially. I'm surprised at how awkward I feel about being SAH without any kids.

The other thing about this particular offer is that there are two kids--if it was just the baby I would be all over it, but the toddler is a handful. Plus it would be at a low-energy time of day for my biorhythms. And I have a lot I ought to be doing at home. (& hanging out on MDC is not one of those things!)

Off to work on my "real" to-do list!
post #97 of 254
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Originally Posted by oiseau View Post
I didn't change much. Basically, I changed the list that was called "TTC 2010 & Beyond" to "TTC Now & Later" since it's now 2010. The dates in parentheses are the dates when that member is planning on TTC. There's also a list of "Not Sure Yet."

When I joined the tribe a couple years ago, it was divided up by year so (if it were still like that), it'd be: TTC 2010, TTC 2011, TTC 2012 & Beyond & Not Sure Yet. Since there aren't a ton of us anymore, it's just easier to maintain as one list + Not Sure Yet, especially since people change their minds pretty often.

Oh, and I alphabetized the lists. Cuz I'm anal like that.

Ohhh! Ok. Haha. I was just confused. All good now though. Thanks for the clarification!
post #98 of 254
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I got the job! I went over to talk to the parents and meet G, the boy, and I love them! He's such a doll, I can't WAIT to start next week
So glad you got the job!
post #99 of 254
Hi. Nice to meet you all.

I'm 28 and been married since May 2009. My husband and I do want kids, but we're waiting for a variety of reasons.

I'm working two part-time jobs right now and going through grad school online to get my MLS. DH's job might be in danger due to budget cuts, but we're not sure yet. I want to wait to TTC until I at least get my MLS (2011, I think) and get a full-time job, but who knows in this economy.

I'm also getting really interested and passionate about doula and midwifery work. I'm pretty sure I want to make helping mamas and babies part of my career path, but I'm not sure how to do it.

I also need/want to lose weight before we start TTC. I'm considered obese at 5'3" and 215 pounds. I'm really afraid that I'll have health problems come up if I I get pregnant at this point.

Our apartment may not be big enough for a kidlet. DH has a ton of video games and systems and geek equipment. Seriously, if you can name a video game system, he'll probably has it. We have two bedrooms, one we use as a bedroom and the other as an "office". I'm not big on nurseries, but I know a child needs room to move around. I'm all for side-carring a crib and having the babe in the bedroom, but if we get a king-sized bed, that's out of the question. Our bedroom isn't that big. DH would need to find room in the apartment for his gaming stuff and his two huge bookshelves if we wanted to use the second bedroom as a bedroom.

*sigh* We would really need a 3-bedroom apartment or a house, but we can't afford it right now. We're also planning to move and settle in another area if we can both find jobs (Austin, TX and North Carolina being top choices).

It doesn't help that every chick I know is pregnant or just had a baby or has a little one. Okay, not everyone. But, seriously, two women at one job are pregnant, one woman at my other job is pregnant, and not to mention people I know from high school or college. I hate to admit that I'm even a little jealous.

Sorry about the long story.
post #100 of 254


Welcome, aquarius aspiring!!!

Don't feel too pressured/ rushed if you don't want tots right now. Sounds like you and DH have good plans coming up/ being worked on, and there's no harm in waiting til you're both all settled and ready!
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