Thank you <333 You're a belly dancer too, correct? I only just started. What style do you perform? I'm ATS :)
I love the photos of you and Bella-- two beautiful ladies! Part of me really looks forward to having older kids (and part of me is terrified of them, lol).
Are you planning to test today?
Also, I'm East Coast too-- Boston area :)
I have a book list somewhere of books I need to read, as well as a documented list of every book I have read since 2004. That's not a weird thing to do, right? lol.
The awesomest thing about Garth Nix is that that isn't a pen name... he just happened to be born with a "perfect for young adult fantasy fiction" name! It makes him sound badass. My name (first and last together) makes me sound like a cute and quirky kindergarten teacher from a children's book or something...
Great advice. Wish I'd followed it instead of wasting 3 FRERs in 2 days...
I just finished Outliers. Awesome book, easy to read, and really makes you think. It's nonfiction, but it was really good.
AFM - CD7. Total snooze fest. I missed temping yesterday morning and won't be able to temp this morning. I'm currently sitting in a hospital room two hours from home. My grandfather collapsed two days ago while he was out of town. So my sister and I are spending the night tonight so my aunts and uncles could get some sleep. I've also missed taking my soy for various reasons (remembered to take it CD3, forgot CD4 so took that dose on the morning of CD5, forgot the night of CD5 and was here last night, CD6, without the soy). I may take my double dose tonight anyway, but I doubt it will matter. I think DH and I are going to follow that sperm-meets-egg plan, so I need to buy some OPKs. I've never used those before so we'll see what that's like.
I love books like Outliers! I just read The Tipping Point and Blink by Malcolm Gladwell, and both Freakonomics and Superfreakonomics by two guys who are both named Steve (one's Steven/Stephen Dubner, I believe). All awesome books.
How is your grandfather today? :(
Amanda, I'm up. I'm on the East Coast, but get up super early to see DH off to work
My temp plummeted today. I haven't been temping, but decided to this morning to see if it would be high, but it was my usual low temp so I guess today will be the day. I have such a "whatever" "Oh well" attitude, at least it's better than crying like I used to. It's just that after so many cycles of disappointment, one becomes numb to it.
I will admit that I did cry yesterday because my stepdaughter is expecting, and I am so happy for her, but it gave me a twinge, and I wished it could've been me posting an announcement on FB
I stopped temping. I don't need to because of my monitoring and fertility treatments, and I'm glad for it. It was just so much, every day. Every day for two years is a long time... including some missed temps, that's still over 700 temperatures taken and recorded and probably overanalyzed.
I'm so tired of being happy for other pregnant women. Two were over my house yesterday, dear friends who I love, but it can be hard to be around them. And a girl at work. And at least four moms that I know at work, including three from my classroom last year. And then more and more FB announcements, and my one fairly new online friend who I regret adding because ALL SHE TALKS ABOUT is her, like 4-week-something-day pregnancy and how she's already figured out her unborn child's star chart and favorite flavor of ice cream and who documents every single symptom like she's Pregnancy Patient Zero and we can all learn from it for research purposes. Aaahhhhhhhhhh!!!!
AFM... where to begin, hmm. Well, BFN, for starters. Three, actually. I went out and bought a test yesterday and tested with SMU, but it was concentrated-looking. Then I tested again at night. Then today, mid-peeing, I suddenly grabbed my little plastic cup and tested again, using up $22 of tests in two days, sigh. And I don't know why I tested on my way to the doctor's office for a blood draw, but I did. So all BFNs, and I'm expecting the blood draw will be a bust, two, particularly since twice now I've had "OH GEEZ SOMEONE JUST STABBED ME IN THE STOMACH" sudden painful intense cramping that lasts about 30-45 seconds and then goes away, once last night (much worse) and once this morning (not as bad).... of course, this morning it was right as I was signing in for blood work, heh. Not a good sign.
My cousin, who is a psychic for lack of a better word (not something I really believe in EXCEPT for her, for a lot of reasons), went into a witchcraft-y store yesterday and bought me two gifts. She was laughing on the phone telling me about them-- it's a moonstone necklace (moonstone is supposed to help with fertility) and a goddess necklace made of bone. She's overnighting them to be so they can be here for the crazy full moon eclipse solstice we're having tonight/tomorrow. She said they're going to be super powerful, and she bought me two so I wouldn't have to feel like I'm wearing the same necklace all the time... but knowing me, I'll probably wear both of them together every day! I'm excited for the necklaces. She said she knows for sure that I have "good things just around the corner," and she's never been wrong when she says something like that.