Karalina, only 2.5 weeks out, I imagine you are just beginning your healing. I've only ever had very early losses (before 6 weeks), so I can't imagine what a tremendous transition that must be for body, mind, and heart.
Beachlover, it must be so hard still having the ++ and the symptoms without the sweet babe. Glad your bleeding is slowing. I hope you being to feel some balance soon.
WaturMama, sorry about your BFN (I had one today, too). But I too loved the image of peering over the glasses to actually see the dang BFN. I've been in denial about my recent need for reading glasses, but realized I needed them when I caught myself removing my contact lenses/glasses before trying to read an HPT! Hey, has anyone ever tried putting a BFN under a microscope?? JK...
Buzzer and Maya, so glad you are both feeling the mama love! I always feel that too during the school breaks when I get to spend more precious time with my DD. It kinda makes me wish I was a homesteader/homeschooler (but I would miss my work, I think...)
Maya, thank you for the information on progesterone. I blame that for my current situation... I have tingly boobs, nausea, excess salivation, and a triphasic chart. I must have had a doozy of a follicle -- first EWCM in 2 years, and now this. I used a FRER today at 11dpo and BFN (naturally). My emotions are all over the place and my usual hope/disappointment cycle has kicked into high gear. I'm usually hopeful until AF arrives, then disappointed. This cycle, it changes by the hour and sometimes by the minute.
I've been thinking about that NY Times article all day... it elicited such a range of emotions for me. First, fear, panic and grief because it made me go to a place I'm not ready to visit yet. And then, hope and inspiration about what a good place that can be. I started thinking about the poetic balance we could achieve by using an egg donor... we would have one child half mine (DD), one child half DH's (the new baby), and both of them all ours. Buzzer, does it feel that way to you?
One thing from the article that startled me is the author said that adoption can be really fraught with difficulties... they were turned down in China, for instance, because they hadn't been married for 5 years, and her DH had been divorced. Other countries have age limits or require perfect medical health. We would be disqualified using all of those criteria. Have you found that to be the case in your research, Waturmama?
One more question... can anyone recommend good DVDs on fertility yoga, meditation, or massage?