Okay, this is probably the last one, because now I am out of tests. No more squinters, though; I used the good test! (and yeah, so worth it): now that's a line!
ValH: A year is a ridiculously long time. They always said 6 months for me...but I'm a bit older than you, I think. Does it shift to 6 months at 35, then, does anyone know? Anyway, the Clomid sounds like a great fit for you, and I hope it does the trick!
Calycanth: I agree with Val, I think the timing looks fine to me! Here's hoping that little egg and sperm have already made a closer acquaintance....
Taxlady: Wow, that's a long time to wait for test results! I'd be chewing my nails down to the quick long before December! But I am sure you will pass with flying colors. Oh, and your snowmen are adorable! I also hear you on the sleep thing; we're having issues here, too: they have just started construction this week on a house right behind ours, and they pull out the bulldozer as soon as the sun comes up. I can only hope that the heavy machinery bit ends soon. I'm a terrible sleeper, and this just reminds me how difficult that aspect of child rearing will be for me! If machines next door can keep me awake and make me grumpy, how about a screaming baby right next to me?!? (Not that I don't want exactly that... but it's a little scary, too.)
I hope your ILs are staying Subway-free (I like Subway just fine...every few months...when I am feeling really healthy...but it's a stupid thing to challenge your bowels so soon after surgery!!) and I really hope your boundaries get some respect!
Bel718: No, I definitely don't see an O on that chart. The one random OPK could have been a fluke, or you could have had your body gearing up to O and then deciding not to for some random reason--how are your stress levels lately? That could be delaying O for you... At any rate, I have high hopes you'll get answers soon. 10 months is really quite close to a year!...that, plus the irregularity when you were always regular before should definitely prompt them to take a look, anyway!
Amyfemme: Wow, you must have the sweetest DW in the world! Your whole post made me teary. *sniffle* I love all you ladies. You have saved my sanity more times than I can count. Seriously.
AFM: Just had my followup beta drawn, but we won't hear anything until Monday. Which right now feels as far away as my due date! I am crossing all my crossable parts, because I have so little confidence. I keep having these low moments, usually at 3am, but sometimes in broad daylight when I should know better... where I become convinced that something is wrong...and I am having such a hard time banishing the negativity. I am having some really minor symptoms today; a little nausea, a few twinges in my uterus. Nothing quite with the drama that would ease my mind! I feel like I'd give my left arm to be puking 4x a day. Honestly, I just wish my breasts would be at least a little sore, because I really, really love having that tangible sensation, even though painful, to remind me that I'm really pregnant 50 times a day. I wonder if the low progesterone is at fault for the lack of symptoms? I dunno.
Here's my dilemma of the day: we'll be traveling over Thanksgiving with my MIL. She'll *absolutely* notice me not drinking (I'm not, shall we say, known for my abstemious ways!), she'll ask questions, and I can't lie to save my life. It's a shame, but I really can't. I blush like a schoolgirl. (Yeah, mocktails could maybe work in some situations...but she's trying to plan visits to wineries, for heaven's sake! I'm doooomed!) So anyway, she's going to figure it out. And I can't bear to have her know and not my mom. Just those two people knowing == the whole extended family knowing. No secret keepers in the lot. So... I am going to have to 'fess up...and soon! It's (cautiously) happy news, but still... I am petrified! They all took it so hard when I miscarried last time, I spent my miscarriage comforting THEM, and it really sucked. Now I am afraid I'll have to coddle them through all the uncertainty of these early weeks...and I just have not got the energy to spare right now. It's hard enough dealing with my own fears!
Man, do I ramble! Thanks, though, to all of you, for just being out there--it does my heart so much good.