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post #41 of 231
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Yup, Pats = Patriots. We live in SE Massachusetts
post #42 of 231
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Originally Posted by Taxlady View Post
And Musicoholic - that brie with balsamic and a glass of wine.. YUMMO! I see you post from Down Under.. I was born in Papua New Guinea.. have you ever been there?
I splurged, and am treating myself to triple-cream brie... : Now, to wait until His Imperial Shortness is in bed. Tminus 7 hours and counting.... DH hates wine - but likes when I drink it... IYKWIM... (TMI - but not that I need any encouragement at the moment - my libido is out of this world lately!!!!!! He asked me for this morning off.... )

I've not been to PNG, but have always wanted to
I've just spent 3 years in Thailand, and am now back home in Australia.... but RIIIIIIIIIIIGHT down the bottom..... It's supposed to be almost summer - but I'm still wearing my winter clothes!!!!

Stupid southern hemisphere.... lucky I love my job....
post #43 of 231
Hello!

We are (29) TTC#2, cycle #2.

I'm happy to find this thread.
post #44 of 231
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Originally Posted by copper.kettle View Post
do any of you have ideas for how you are going to tell family/friends/dh/kids when you are pregnant?
Anyone want to share their plans/ideas for telling the big news?

I am building a cute little baby website. It's on thebump.com. It's free, completely customizable and fun. Our family is really spread all over the country, so this is a great way for everyone to keep up with my pregnancy when it happens. I am using pictures of us, the story of of DP and I met and fell in love, a page for baby names and a "baby ticker", but you can do whatever you want with it. It's keeping me positive and giving me something baby minded to do while we are TTC. Once we are passed 12 weeks, I will email out a link to family and friends with my website URL, with an "Oh by the way, found a website I though you might like...." message, hehehe.
post #45 of 231
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Originally Posted by copper.kettle View Post
Ok, now I am in full fantasize-about-a-summer-baby mode!

-I've always wanted to wear a bikini while very pregnant. (I may feel differently when the time comes )

I wore my pre-preg bikini the summer I was BFP with DD. I got lots of compliments from women on the beach who thought that the belly was beautiful and liked that I was wiling to let it show!
post #46 of 231
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Welcome, tjlucca! Hope your stay is short and sweet! The website idea is pretty cool, and a fun way to channel all this baby energy while you're waiting for your BFP

Oh, and your info is added, just double check that it looks right.
post #47 of 231
Hi Tjlucca! Welcome! The baby website is a great idea!! I might have to steal that one.

I'm so glad I was talking about the right Patriots, Copper! How fun that you have a weekly party to watch them. My DH said last night he's missed all but one weekend of football, sorry bunny, it's my fault, football is not on my radar. I should be more sensitive about it.. His family is from Mass - Saugus, I think. He also likes the Celtics, but loves the Lakers. I guess, I'll give myself a little credit for at least knowing his favorite teams.

So Musicoholic, when my DH was planning our honeymoon, he wanted to take me back to PNG ~ but the US had issued an advisory not to travel there due to unrest. My parents had promised the Prime Minister when I was born that they would bring me back on my 18th birthday, but then there was a civil war and the PM actually had to flee and come live with us for a little while in California. I only have pictures of myself as an infant lying on the beach. They moved back to the states when I was a year old, it is a life long dream of mine to go there. My home has a lot of artifacts from PNG..copper and masks. One day, I'll get there. Maybe, I'll invite myself over to your house and our BFP babies can meet.
post #48 of 231
Better a day late than never, right?

Weekend Check-In
Name: LivingSky/Allison
Date: Nov 6
Where are you in your cycle: 5, 3 or 4 DPO, depending on whether you believe FF's first guess, second guess, or my guess Either way, CD 21
Symptoms if they apply: Nothing in particular
When are you thinking of testing: Nov 14th
Thoughts: I'm pretty zen so far this month
Appointments: none
Any new regimes, ie herbs, medications, mantras etc: I adjusted my soy isos again this month - took 60 mg day 4/5/6/7 and 120 mg day 8.
Do you have any stress triggers: Holding off on POAS!
What is working to help you be stress-free this cycle: I started a new job and that has been very distracting. It's been many years since I worked a M-F 9-5 type job and it's taking some getting used to!
Partners feelings if applicable: Really wanting a baby!
Plans for this weekend: DH has worked 50 hours in the last 6 days, tomorrow he finally gets a day off. Planning to do absolutely nothing! It will be blissful Today I get some alone time/down time, which will be fantastic.

O date: FF originall thought I O'ed on CD16, which seemed reasonable except I got very strong O pains on CD 17. Then my temp dropped a bit on CD18, but my EWCM was gone, so I'm sticking with CD17, which would make me 4 DPO. That would make my test date 12DPO, which I think is pretty reasonable
post #49 of 231
Can you please change my info to indicate cycle #4? Thanks!


Weekend Check-In
Name: Tickletoes

Date: Nov 6

Where are you in your cycle:
CD 4

Symptoms if they apply: lower backache, bleeding is easing up, I'm just exhausted

When are you thinking of testing: Not even thinking about it right now.

Thoughts: I think I had a pregnancy that didn't stick this past week (see the first testing thread for Nov). I'm having a hard time dealing with it. Am trying to decide if I need to force myself to be active or just give in to wanting to be mopey for a few days.

Appointments: none at the moment

Any new regimes, ie herbs, medications, mantras etc: I'm working on taking better care of myself. Got an app for my phone to help me track how much water I drink. Plan to exercise more... and stick to it... will start when I'm not feeling so very blah.

Do you have any stress triggers: Aside from my disappointment? My best friend doesn't understand anything of what I'm going through. Her perspective is that I'm stressing myself out TTC... I think this is based on the fact that I stopped drinking when we started trying. Until this week, I don't think the process has stressed me out. Having a best friend who doesn't want kids, is fine with people drinking during pregnancy, and doesn't get where I'm coming from the few times I bring up TTC with her is hard.

What is working to help you be stress-free this cycle: I'm sure I'll come up with something by next week.

Partners feelings if applicable: He is pretty disappointed and is trying to keep my spirits up. He wants to widen out baby dancing window... so we'll start that next week.

Plans for this weekend: I really have a lot to do. All of my homework is due Thursday. Parent conferences are Thursday and Friday. My director is observing me on Wednesday. So I should be working on all of these things. We'll see.
post #50 of 231
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Tickle, so sorry about AF.

Let yourself be mopey. I was feeling like a hormonal piece of sh!t earlier this week, and got some terrific advice from the ladies here to go with it and listen to my body. I feel like a WHOLE NEW PERSON. Plus the emotional side of possibley having lost a pregnancy? Yeah, let yourself be mopey. Be gentle with yourself. Give yourself time.

You'll feel better soon, and be ready to climb back up on the TTC horse

(and, changes made)
post #51 of 231
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Taxlady, yeah, Pats football is a HUGE deal in this household I'm not sure who loves it more, me or dh! And, it's turned into a really great family tradition. I love that ds is growing up with a weekly family gathering! Aaannnddd, I think Tom Brady is pretty hot
post #52 of 231
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Originally Posted by copper.kettle View Post
Tickle, so sorry about AF.

Let yourself be mopey. I was feeling like a hormonal piece of sh!t earlier this week, and got some terrific advice from the ladies here to go with it and listen to my body. I feel like a WHOLE NEW PERSON. Plus the emotional side of possibley having lost a pregnancy? Yeah, let yourself be mopey. Be gentle with yourself. Give yourself time.




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Taxlady said: One day, I'll get there. Maybe, I'll invite myself over to your house and our BFP babies can meet.
Now that sounds like a plan!!!
post #53 of 231
Weekend Check-In

Name: Heidi

Date: Sunday Nov 7

Where are you in your cycle: CD7, hooray for matching cycle days with days of the month!

Symptoms if they apply:
N/A

When are you thinking of testing: At the end of November

Thoughts: AF was brutally painful this month, thank god that's over

Appointments:
Acupuncture every Wednesday, gynecologist appt at the beginning of December (which I may end up cancelling)

Any new regimes, ie herbs, medications, mantras etc:
Nothing new but I quit taking RRL and I am waiting until the end of AF to continue the EPO as I believe they may have been making my periods unbearably painful.

Do you have any stress triggers: Being too busy all the time. DH is a social butterfly and likes to have some activity planned with friends/family every single day (sometimes multiple things per day). I am the type of person who likes to spend a lot of time relaxing at home. How on earth are we ever supposed to do groceries/laundry/housecleaning/cooking if we are always out and about? Not to mention having time to relax. This weekend has been overwhelming, I feel like I need another weekend to recover from my weekend Having doubts about my ability to handle life with a baby at this point.

What is working to help you be stress-free this cycle: Last night I went to my first ever group meditation session, it was really cool! I will be doing this again! However when I got home all the feelings of relaxation disappeared as soon as I realized how quickly the day was going by and how much was left to do...

Plans for this weekend:
Well the weekend is almost over already, got most of the chores done yesterday but the kitchen is a disaster and we have a potluck supper with friends tonight... sigh...
post #54 of 231
Updating this portion of my weekend check-in:

What is working to help you be stress-free this cycle: dark chocolate Dove Promises - heavenly little bites of wisdom:
  • Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.
  • Lose yourself in a moment.
  • Take a deep breath and exhale.
  • Keep the promises you make to yourself.
post #55 of 231
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Sourire: I LOVE when I start CD1 on the first of the month! And, I'm totally with you about needing some plain old down time. I'm a mess when we get hyper-scheduled. You and DH will find your balance. Also, having a baby kind of forces you to not over commit. Your whole day is scheduled around feedings and naps and cranky times. I've def used ds as an "excuse" to get out of some stuff. Oops! Baby is fussy and has a runny nose, can't go to [insert really un-fun family function]!

Tickle, awsome reminders!

AFM, I'm pretty sure I o'd yesterday, YAY! So we bd'd on -3, -1, and +1. (I squeezed 1 more session in this morning just to be safe ) I think that's good timing, what do y'all think?

I can't believe I'm in a REAL 2ww!!!
post #56 of 231
Weekend Check-In

Name: Jasmine

Date: 11-7

Where are you in your cycle: CD 7

Symptoms if they apply: None

When are you thinking of testing: The end of the month.

Thoughts: Not many, I feel a bit like I have run out of options, options I am willing to persue anyway.

Appointments: None

Any new regimes, ie herbs, medications, mantras etc: I am dropping things actually just going with getting my iron levels up and relaxing, trying to get over these colds.

Do you have any stress triggers: Working on starting a business and having a very active 2 1/2 year old! Traveling for music gigs, recording this next week.

What is working to help you be stress-free this cycle: I am not charting at all this month and no OPKs.
post #57 of 231
Weekend Check-In

Name: MoOnFiReGlOw

Date: 11.7.2010

Where are you in your cycle: CD 11

Symptoms if they apply:
N/A

When are you thinking of testing: End of Nov/Beginning of Dec. If it happens to be a BFP I think I'll wait till Christmas to tell DH

Thoughts: AF was extremely heavy this cycle so I'm hoping that a nice new plush lining is in the making

Appointments:
Nope

Any new regimes, ie herbs, medications, mantras etc:
Not really...I've been trying to remember my prenatal pills but I've been miserably failing! I'm ordering some OPK's again too so that I can get a better hold of my cycles since they have been so freaky lately.

Do you have any stress triggers: School is really trying me right now. My dh is having a 'Major' crisis and can't decide if he wants to stay in his field or switch to a new one which is making me second guess what I'm going to school for too

What is working to help you be stress-free this cycle: Knitting up a shawl and I'm pretty excited to start some overalls for a little girl! I knitting for little girls since it seems that we are going to stay an all boy family.

Plans for this weekend:
Homework...sigh...
post #58 of 231
Weekend Check-In

Name:
tjlucca

Date:Nov 7

Where are you in your cycle: day 6

Symptoms if they apply: none really

When are you thinking of testing: Will depend on symptoms, though I have been prego more than once and never need to test, I already know

Thoughts: Excited!

Appointments: None, healthy.

Any new regimes, ie herbs, medications, mantras etc: upping my protein intake, getting more sleep, returning to morning Yoga before my house wakes up.

Do you have any stress triggers: My job. I was an SAHM until last year. I went back to work part-time and and still trying to homeschool, my job is stressful, but will be done as of the first of the year.

What is working to help you be stress-free this cycle: Yoga and meditation, also, funny movies.

Partners feelings if applicable: excited, already wants to tell the world, though he said he was feeling a little fearful today.

Plans for this weekend: DD has a cold, so Blues Clues on the couch on Sat, family hike on Sunday.
post #59 of 231
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Originally Posted by TickleToes View Post
Updating this portion of my weekend check-in:

What is working to help you be stress-free this cycle: dark chocolate Dove Promises - heavenly little bites of wisdom:
  • Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.
  • Lose yourself in a moment.
  • Take a deep breath and exhale.
  • Keep the promises you make to yourself.

I like this.
post #60 of 231
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Originally Posted by copper.kettle View Post
Welcome, tjlucca! Hope your stay is short and sweet! The website idea is pretty cool, and a fun way to channel all this baby energy while you're waiting for your BFP

Oh, and your info is added, just double check that it looks right.
Thanks copper.kettle. Happy to be here!
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