It's nice to see so many people post insightful things. I want to soak up as much as I can from this thread, so lets keep it up!
smilingsara - if i recall correctly, you and DP were testing yesterday morn, any good news??
citygirl144 - definitely seems like it would be bittersweet planning/charting for your DP to carry, especially when it sound like you really want to carry more. Although I am not carrying this round, and I don't think I ever will, DP has started loosely charting my cycle (just in case I change my mind, or she can't carry later) but I feel like at 29, I should've had the urge by now if I was going to.
My older brothers who have children warn me that if I ever intend to give birth myself I should not be present in the room during labor because it will freak me out. I'm not so sure I agree with that, but we'll see I guess. Anyone have perpsective on whether watching your DP give birth discouraged you from wanting to go through it yourself? I'm sure for some it's gotta be the opposite, right?
The breastfeeding topic is so interesting....DP has mentioned that she's heard of inducing lactation in non-bio moms, which seems somehow intimidating or something. I know it would be great to bond with the baby that way, and maybe I just need to educate myself about it. In theory, I love the idea, but the reality of it doesn't sit quite as well, and I am unsure why.
AFM, things are slowly starting to get back to normal after the miscarriage. DP is taking temps, etc again, and even though the RE thinks we should wait 2 cycles to try again, DP feels like we don't need to wait, and wants to jump right back in after one AF. I feel a bit caught in the middle on the subject. While I will support DP in her decision if she thinks her body is ready again,(afer all, how the heck do I know what it feels like) I am also a worrier so I think sometimes we should just play it safe and wait like the dr says, but yet we all know docs don't always know best....But what if there IS validity in his warning...?? Good thing I still have some time to overanalyze and worry needlessly over this, LOL