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TaxLady - I am sure you did great on the test!  Balancing my checkbook at times leave me headscratch.gif   What also leaves me shaking my head is your IL's - I mean really?  That is insane!  Glad you were able to stop the Subway madness...

 

ValH - I am temping and that is why I think that I did not O.  I am still using the OPK's though and debating on whether I should buy more.  I really think the AZO caused a false positive even though the company said it doesn't.  shrug.gif          http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/321290  Thanks!  I'm  a little apprehensive - don't want to hear the 'you need to give it a year' speech.  My cycles have been regular for 20 years so I will focus on that being the case that they aren't now...  clap.giffor Clomid!  Come on AF!

 

Hope you're feeling better Calycanth!

 

Meander    joy.gifjoy.gifjoy.gifjoy.gifjoy.gif so excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

 

JlyGrn - fingersx.gif for you.  Sorry to hear about what your mom is going through.  Its hard when you can't 'fix' things for the ones you love.

 

Amy - its amazing how even after you 'grow-up' things continue to change in your life.  You are not a sap - you condensed the same feelings I can't ever seem to get out.   This place does rock! 

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I just want to thanks.gif everyone for the offtopic.gif support about my exam!  rocks.jpg But the BJC is the coolest bunch of people ever!

Amyfemme (you made me swell up with tears) you're so right, the support here is over the moon. I like that you call your wife Dawn, people use DH for privacy - but I think DW is a cute idea.  She sounds AWESOME!   partners.gif I hope you'll pass along the compliment. 

 

ValH - GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR THANKSGIVING.  I know it will be really nice and fun.  ENJOY! 

 

Jly - that is some tough stuff your mom is going through.  hug.gif There should be a limit to how many losses one can have in a year. But for all the bad in the world there is at least as much good, so things have to turn around. Will you have internet in your next village?  Life sounds pretty arduous hiking in and out of villages.  I need to go read your blog and get more answers. idea.gif Was your entire US life in your storage??  That is terrible news about it being broken into!  I hope the most special things are still there.

 

Birdie - You are so not bad fingersx.gif for Sunday!!

 

Boots - Please continue to take good care of yourself.  Finally, your co-worker story has a happy ending and they're taking your illness seriously.  You're feeling run down even on the steroids?  Then you were really really sick.  The miscreants are some of the funny ones.. so hopefully, you'll have a sort of fun day.  Where's everyone else going on their field-trip? I'm thinking Tiger Leaping Gorge sounds fun.  I hope you got some sleeping.gif  

 

Meander - Good news on the betas and I'm so glad you have a doctor that is taking your previous pregnancies into consideration and helping you take steps help your bean stick. I'm just really excited for you!! carrot.gif  I knew you would be shocked at the dinner my IL's were going to eat.  You see, they go out to dinner every night of the week.  They have absolutely no kitchen skills, in fact they go out for coffee in the morning OR make a cup of instant.  I know "Jared" had awesome results with the Subway diet, but in my mind Subway = Bowel Obstruction (No offense Subway - you're cool). But if you just had surgery to clear one up.. headscratch.gif

 

Bel718 - I'm sort of thinking a + OPK is a positive OPK.. It's testing for a certain hormone.. I'm with the manufacturer that the colored die in the AZO - which I'm sure is nothing more that coloring wouldn't have the power to trigger the test to check for the hormone.  BUT.. I'm am not a medical professional - I just seem to see them a lot. nut.gif I just checked your chart and yeah, maybe I have to take it all back.  What we need is our ChartWhisperer  (you know who you are) to check it out.  I don't see a clear sign of O - but FF moved my O date this morning to CD 19 when I put in the truth about my BJ.  shrug.gifI'm not sure I'll be temping in December. My membership is about to run out (when I purchased my months I thought, for sure I'll be pregnant by then crap.gif) - now I only have 11 days left and I got bonus days because someone signed up while they chart stalked me and I was awarded! 

 

 

I'll get my test results sometime in December.  The craziest part of the exam is that I was in a room with people that could have been taking any one of 300 standardized tests.  At the end of my exam, the guy right next to me was obviously having some issues, starting yawning REALLY loud and the ear plugs they gave me were not drowning out the sound.  I studied a lot at work to get me prepared to have to ignore the distractions, but I'm sort of sensitive to noise. angry.gif I'm burnt out right now.  Luckily, I have a half day of work and then I'm going to hang out with my mom, sister and nephew this afternoon.  My mom is leaving to join my dad on Monday.  The DH and I do not have what I would call a good relationship with his parents.  Even when DH visited his mom on Wednesday night, she managed to get all of her judgmental comments in (in between moaning in pain).  They always have an opinion of what we aren't doing right, what we should be doing and letting us know that they know everything about everything.  It's really annoying because um.. I'm 34.  Like when I told my FIL that we wouldn't be going to Oregon for Thanksgiving, he wanted to interject all of his reasons why driving up there was a stupid idea in his opinion.  I had to interject to him and say.. it doesn't matter because we're not going to get him to stop.  However, DH got the full earful last night over the phone.  They are BOUNDARY BUSTERS - in fact, we planned our trip to Oregon in order to avoid Thanksgiving with them.  BUT, in order to get through this I have thought of a lot of retorts for when they start in on us.  "I don't know why you're so concerned with that" or "What is your intention?"  I have the power to defend my boundaries.. I'm going to do that for myself this week.  

 

I sort of woke up feeling like this gloomy.gif The maintenance guys at the golf course across the street have used their air blower in the parking lot before 6 am many times this week and DH and I sleep with our sliding glass doors open.  It's annoying, I'm like Boots.. not being able to sleep much.  I had a really fun art class yesterday, I'm in my next session which is called "Cozy Crafting".  I felted two snow men and made a pine cone tree scape.  Is there anyway I can take a picture to show you guys? I don't think uploading it to "Can you see a line" will be appropriate.  OH maybe I can take a picture and add it to my icon with my name.  Yeah, I think I'll do that.. 

 

I could just keep rattling off and posting. Maybe I'll just take the entire day off of work.. I was allowed two days off for my exam, which I didn't take.. hmmm... 

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I sort of woke up feeling like this gloomy.gif The maintenance guys at the golf course across the street have used their air blower in the parking lot before 6 am many times this week and DH and I sleep with our sliding glass doors open.  It's annoying, I'm like Boots.. not being able to sleep much.  I had a really fun art class yesterday, I'm in my next session which is called "Cozy Crafting".  I felted two snow men and made a pine cone tree scape.  Is there anyway I can take a picture to show you guys? I don't think uploading it to "Can you see a line" will be appropriate.  OH maybe I can take a picture and add it to my icon with my name.  Yeah, I think I'll do that.. 

 

I could just keep rattling off and posting. Maybe I'll just take the entire day off of work.. I was allowed two days off for my exam, which I didn't take.. hmmm... 


Take a day off!  You deserve it!  And I think you should try posting your felt snowmen on "Can You See a Line," just to see what happens!  lol.gif  Sorry about the maintenance noise - I have sleep issues too (insomnia since the age of 4), so I get pretty annoyed when my sleep is disturbed.  Can you ask the folks at the golf course to limit their maintenance work to normal business hours?

 

ValH - I'm so excited that you're starting Clomid!  After all the frustration and heartbreak you've experienced, it must feel good to be doing something about your LP.  I just wish doctors would take fertility complaints more seriously - a year is such a LONG time to wait when you're TTC.

 

Boots - Glad you're feeling better.  Hope you enjoyed babysitting the miscreants. pinktongue.gif

 

Meander - So far, so good!  jumpers.gif  I'm sending all the sticky vibes I can muster your way!  

 

Jly - I'm happy to hear you made it back safely, but sorry you returned to bad news.  I hope your mom is OK - it's so hard to be far away when someone you love is suffering - and that your belongings are mostly intact.  That just sucks.

 

Bel718 - Sorry about the O confusion - how frustrating!

 

Amyfemme - You really do have the best DW ever!  nod.gif  And I just want to second (or maybe third? or fourth?) what you said about the BJC.  I love all the ladies who post here.

 

Sorry if I'm leaving anyone out - I have a hard time remembering what everyone posted when I'm writing my reply!  wave.gif and dust.gifto all of you!

 

AFM - Based on my temps and OPKs, I'm guessing that I O'ed yesterday, which makes our timing this month good, but not great.  We should have BDed yesterday, but I just couldn't.  I was in a sexually abusive relationship in my early 20s, and since then it's been hard for me to have sex when I'm not genuinely into it.  I know that's a perfectly legitimate feeling, but it still feels like a wasted opportunity, especially since DH and I will most likely be in different states when I O next month.  Blah.

 

 

 

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Bel718 - I don't see a definite O on your chart, either.  And your temps seem to be a bit sporadic.  With your long cycles, going to the doctor is a good thing... it's hard to catch O when you never know when it's going to be.  They can figure out what's going on and get you straigtened out.  Just be firm with them that you definitely want something done, and don't be afraid to switch doctors if you don't get the answers you need.  I had to do that recently, after two practitioners I saw (a doctor and NP) both told me that the spotting isn't an issue, once I get pregnant my body will figure it out and I'll stop spotting.  Ummmm... what?  I'm not even a doctor, but I know that doesn't make sense.  Anyway, what I've learned is that if you think something is off (like irregular periods after being regular for years), let them know it and demand answers.  I wish I had learned that years ago - about six years ago I went through a phase of only having two periods a year.  Loved it at the time (wasn't thinking of my fertility), so I never found out why... now I wonder if I had found out why, if getting pregnant would be easier now.  Oh, well, at least I know better now.  Good luck at your doctor's appointment, I hope you get some answers, or at least get the ball rolling! 

 

Taxlady - I love your snowmen!  So cute!!  As for your in-laws, good for you for making the decision to defend your boundaries!  Healthy boundaries are so important for our mental health.  And we'll be here to listen to you vent if the in-laws start to drive you crazy.  I guess there are advantages to my MIL living in another country... ;)

 

Calycanth - I think you BD timing looks great.  It only takes one time and one swimmer to get pregnant!   And you are so right about a year being so long when you are TTC... who made up that rule that nothing can be done before a year??  I don't like it.  But, at least I've put in my requisite year (more-or-less... actually trying has only been 11 months, but off BC has been a year), so NOW someone will take me seriously. 

 

 

 

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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.

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Aha, I missed some people. Must read all the pages!

 

Boots: I hope you're feeling a bit better today, and that you have enough rest this weekend to put you fully back in commission. I love that little smiley, too. :)

 

JlyGrnMigt: I looked up Tiger Leaping Gorge, and WOW! That looks so spectacular! If your DH bails on hiking there with you, can I come? Yeah, so I'm on the other side of the world, so what? wink1.gif

Also, I really hope your mom is doing okay...it sounds like she has had a truly terrible year. I'm sorry.

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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!

 

 

Indeed! thumb.gif

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Edited by birdie.lee - 4/25/13 at 12:55pm
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birdie, what kind of tricks will Val be turning?

 

I'm just stopping in to be impish and chide people for not being grossed out by an EWBJ omelet.

 

Omg, I am naughty, exhausted, and yes, as Dr. Taxlady said, if you're still feeling crappy on prednisone, you're really sick. I've got some mega antibiotics now.

 

I'm going to go to prop myself up in a movie theater, though, because some things are just that important!

 

I am obviously making a big selfish post. But really I just wanted to make that crack about Val's tricks, and it got out of hand. Am reading all the serious stuff, too!

heartbeat.gif for you all, have a great weekend!

 

 

p.s. still no AF! wtf. just sick i guess?

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Edited by birdie.lee - 4/25/13 at 12:56pm
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meander - That is one AWESOME set of pink lines you've gotten there!  Fantastic!  Fingers crossed for great beta results on Monday.  As for the drinking, I've had to come up with quite a few excused over the year of trying during the 2ww.  I've used the cutting calories excuse, getting over a stomach bug, taking a med that might react (that was actually true at the time), being the DD, etc.  Hopefully you can come up with some kind of reasonable excuse, and not blush like a schoolgirl while using it! 

 

boots - ROTFLMAO.gifYour trick comment made me laugh!  I'll do whatever kind of tricks I need to (with DH only, of course) to get that BFP!!  What movie were you going to prop yourself up to see?  I hope you get to feeling better over the weekend.

 

birdie.lee - Yay that your LP has gotten longer!  What did you do different this month to improve it? 

 

AFM - Still spotting.  AF should start today.  My temp is down, but still above coverline.  Why is it when I want AF to start, she keeps hiding?  Ugh! 

 

 

 

 

 

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Well I was all ready to join the pity party with you ladies, I love vanilla vodka. But there is something I love even more... Two Little Lines! pos.gif
 
Its soooo faint still and I'm in total shock and disbelief. In fact, I so didn't believe it, I took another test immediately but it gave the same result. I thought for sure I'd accidentally grabbed an opk or something instead of hcg. I already thought it was over for this month... I was already spotting like usual, my breast tenderness fading, but for some reason I obsessively still took a test and here I am. 
 
My spotting seems to have stopped, but I'm still really worried this isn't a sticky. My boobs are getting more sore again which is unusual for me, but my back is still achy like AF is about to show up. I'm feeling too cautious to be too excited, but I'm going to try to be hopeful and trust my body. Today I am pregnant, come what may. 
 
And now for some catching up...
 
Calycanth - Looks like you just O'd. GO SPERMIES GO! Party with that egg! It only takes one! I think your chances are still pretty good since your timing was perfect. According to FertilityFriend: In a recent analysis of 119,398 charts from women charting with Fertility Friend, we found that 94% of women who became pregnant had intercourse on at least one of these three days... your ovulation day and the two previous days.
 
meander - In the past when I didn't want to mention why I wasn't drinking, I've just had something in my glass that *could* be alcohol and people just assumed it was. Stuff like just juice instead of a cocktail or soda water with no vodka added etc. I guess that doesn't really work if beer or wine is what is expected. I don't know what you can do about a trip to a winery though, other than have an excuse not to go. If you're set on not telling anyone for a while, I kinda like the medication story. Can you just say you have a UTI or something and shouldn't be drinking? If you're peeing a lot due to pregnancy, that would cover that symptom up well too lol. I hope you figure something out that you can make peace with. I certainly understand your hesitation. 
 
Val - I'm so psyched that you're starting on clomid and that a doctor is finally validating how long you've been struggling with this. I'm sorry AF won't come though, that has got to be frustrating. I guess the B6 kinda backfired in that sense, but its good to know that you can rely on that in the future to lengthen your LP. I hope this next month brings you lots of hope, and a strong corpus luteum. I've never cheered on a corpus luteum before, yours will be my first... GO GO CORPUS LUTEUM! GIVE US THAT PROGESTERONE! energy.gif
 
Amyfemme - I'm so sorry that your donor had to back out. Its a sensitive situation for many people to deal with, so its understandable, but still sooooo frustrating. I think its so sweet that Dawn did all that research and budget-sorting to see if frozen is a viable option. You're a lucky lady and you're going to make great parents!
 
Boots - I'd keep taking OPKs since your temperatures have been so rocky. I'm guessing being sick has a lot to do with that. I can't really see a definite ovulation shift yet, so the opks might be a big hint for you. I hope you feel better soon! What movie are you gonna see? I am dying to see the new Harry Potter movie but I am not brave enough to face opening weekend crowds. DP has the week off though, so maybe we'll be able to catch it at an off-peak time. 
 
Birdie - Congrats on quitting your job and the move! I love new beginnings. They always feel so fresh and full of hope and change. New job, new home, and hopefully soon, a new member of the family on the way. Are you moving very far, or staying in the same general area?
 
Jolly - I'm sorry to hear about your mom. Does she live close enough to you that you could spend some time with her? Does she know you're TTC? The thought of new life entering the world as others are leaving might balance her sense of loss a little bit.
 
Bel - I don't see any indication you have ovulated yet. That positive could have been your body just gearing up... or maybe the AZO. Either way, keep trying cause you still have a chance this month.
 
Taxlady - those snowmen are so cute! Was it hard to felt those balls? I've been thinking of trying something like that for my cats. They have these tired little pom poms they love to kick around the house, and I would love to give them some newer peppy ones. I was thinking wool would make a nice natural material that is safe. I'm wary of pet store toys with little bits that can fall off. My cats enjoy a see-food diet, where food is deemed to be any random small object on the floor. 
I hope you had a nice time with your family on your afternoon off. You deserve a nice break after working so hard on your exam. And good for you for standing your ground with your in-laws. I kinda picture you like those guys in Ghost Busters with that machine that vacuums up ghosts. When your in-laws start to tell you their unasked-for opinion, you just aim that suction towards them and swallow up their speech bubbles. BOUNDARY BUSTERS! banghead.gif
 
I hope I didn't miss anyone, and I hope everyone has a great weekend!
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Oh, Teetina!!! Congratulations, and I send you all sorts of sticky thoughts!goodvibes.gif

Also have some of these; I'm pretty sure I've never used this one before: partytime.gif

 

(Thanks, all, for the tips on keeping the secret. Unfortunately, the cat, shall we say, was let out of the bag, and while I'm not thrilled, I'll just live with it. Now if only my parents would get home so they don't have to be TOO far behind the gossip wagon...)

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Edited by birdie.lee - 4/25/13 at 12:56pm
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THIS IS AN AWESOME MONTH!  dust.gif

 

CONGRATULATIONS - TEETINA!! energy.gif  I'm so happy for you! luxlove.gif

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Yay! Congrats Teetina!  Lots to be thankful for this month!

 

Things move so fast here (or at least it feels that way when I can't always get online when I want) that it's hard for me to keep up!

 

Caly - I'm hoping your timing is good enough! fingersx.gif

 

Val - AF yet?

 

Taxlady - You felt the balls, eh?  How'd they feel? orngtongue.gif

 

Meander - Oh those crazy cats...I hope it goes well and you get lots of joy, not stress.

 

birdie - As much as I personally hate moving, it exciting to be able to go to a place where you want to set up shop for a while. How soon will you go?

 

AFM- I am still feeling no symptoms at 11dpo.  We are in Shaxi, having decided to skip TLG to avoid a huge outpouring of money and general crabbiness. My FIL lives one town away from us (in the U.S., not here in China!) and went to check on our storage unit.  There was a little brass lock on the door, which we wrongly assumed the owner of the building had put on there.  Since that was not the case, my FIL bought us a new lock and met with the owner to cut off the other and inspect the inside.  Based on the picture, our mattress and bed frame have been taken.  I'm particularly bummed about that since it's a natural latex mattress that I bought specifically with FHC in mind. Other stuff is also gone, and the lock seems to indicate that they planned to return. While it's our whole life, that's really not much.  We're the scavenging type and live in co-ops, so it's mostly clothes, books, etc. The mattress was probably the only thing in there that had been purchased new.

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I've been MIA for a week or a little more... I'm trying to catch up!
 

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AFM....we got some really sad news today.  Our donor's wife needs to take a break from the donor thing for a while.  Damn...we just got started.  She's six months preggers and having MAJOR mood swings right now.  What is bothering her most right now is the idea of her husband's "offspring" growing in someone else while she's pregnant.  They've had several arguments about it.  They're also in the process of moving...major stress.  When I remove myself from the equation, this all makes sense to me on an emotional level, so I can't blame her.  The bottom line is...we love these two dearly and would never want this to come between them.  So......just as soon as we got started, we're on hold for a few months.  I guess this gives me an opportunity to lose some more weight before we start trying again.  In the back of my mind, though...I worry that they'll never be ready.  I suppose our next route would be a sperm bank, but fresh are so much more desirable than frozen.  Can I join that pity party??? mecry.gif


Amy - I'm so sorry to hear that your plans are currently on hold - what a disappointment! Here's hoping that they will be ready to work with you again soon - or that you'll find another equally desirable option.  fingersx.gif

 

 

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AFM - Based on my temps and OPKs, I'm guessing that I O'ed yesterday, which makes our timing this month good, but not great.  We should have BDed yesterday, but I just couldn't.  I was in a sexually abusive relationship in my early 20s, and since then it's been hard for me to have sex when I'm not genuinely into it.  I know that's a perfectly legitimate feeling, but it still feels like a wasted opportunity, especially since DH and I will most likely be in different states when I O next month.  Blah.

 


Sorry to hear that you weren't feeling into it when you wanted to be. I completely understand, as I have a similar background. It might not be a wasted opportunity though... it just takes one little swimmer to find that egg! hug.gif

 

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Well I was all ready to join the pity party with you ladies, I love vanilla vodka. But there is something I love even more... Two Little Lines! pos.gif
 

 

Yay! jumpers.gif Congrats, Teetina!

 

 

Taxlady - You studied so hard for your test, it must be hard to wait for the results - can't wait to hear that you've passed in a few weeks!

 

As for me - Yesterday was CD 17, which is my usual O day. So far, I've had no sign of O at all. My temps aren't as crazy though... so maybe my body just needs a little more time to regulate itself. I think the stress of the last two weeks is taking its toll on me though. I've got some signs of a slight flare in my fibromyalgia - some sensitive spots around my ankles and hips, more fatigue than usual. I'm glad that Thanksgiving is almost here and then I'll have a holiday break in a few weeks. The time off will be good for me.

 

I've got most of my big non-TTC stressors behind me. Parent conferences went well and are done. My professional observation went very well - my boss had only good things to say to me including words like "saintly". So I'm feeling confident about my job security for the next year, providing that there isn't a major budget shortfall due to low enrollment. I completed the fourth module of my online class and just have one more module and a final exam to take. I met with my instructor and my advisor to register for spring sememster classes, talking with them made me feel really good. They are both so supportive and really enjoy having me as a student. My current professor told me she'd hire me in a heartbeat, based on my schoolwork alone. By May, I'll qualify for an Early Childhood Certificate. I can expect to graduate in a year and a half. It will be good to finally have that degree under my belt, particularly at a time when the field is being taken more seriously, the requirements are more professional, and there is greater chance of actually getting better pay for my efforts.

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banana.gifbanana.gifbanana.gif Congratulations, Teetina!!!!  banana.gifbanana.gifbanana.gif  I've got my fingersx.gif that it's sticky.  Sore boobs are a good sign!
 

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Taxlady - You felt the balls, eh?  How'd they feel? orngtongue.gif


I was waiting for someone to go there, LOL. On a different note, Jly, I'm glad most of your possessions were still in the storage unit, but that sucks about the bed.  Latex mattresses are really nice, and certainly not cheap!

 

Birdie - Congrats on your DH's new job, quitting your job, and the move!  The process of moving is such a pain in the moon.gif, but it's always fun to explore a new place!

 

TickleToes - I'm sorry you're not feeling great physically, but it sounds like things are going really well at work and school!  "Saintly" - now that's high praise!  Hope you get to take it easy over Thanksgiving.

 

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Yeah, I "felt" the balls and they are nice! biglaugh.gif Someone here asked about felting the balls - it was really easy.  Some natural wool and a felting needle did the trick.  My class is only 2.5 hours long, so you can see that it doesn't take a long time.  And if the taxlady can do it.. you knitters and pumpkin carvers certainly can.  

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