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*pokes thread*

 

How's everyone doing this fall? Any big (or little special) plans for the holidays?

 

DH and I are looking forward to a week long "staycation" over the week of Thanksgiving. A trip to IKEA, last minute bulb planting and yard care before winter hits, and lots of relaxing with each other is on the agenda.  Hopefully that'll make up for driving up to Indiana for a week after Christmas to visit my family and his!

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Oh and do we want to try the little forum thing mentioned in a message above?

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*pokes back*

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*pokes thread*

 

How's everyone doing this fall? Any big (or little special) plans for the holidays?

 

DH and I are looking forward to a week long "staycation" over the week of Thanksgiving. A trip to IKEA, last minute bulb planting and yard care before winter hits, and lots of relaxing with each other is on the agenda.  Hopefully that'll make up for driving up to Indiana for a week after Christmas to visit my family and his!



 


Edited by aquarius aspiring - 3/26/12 at 5:28pm
post #124 of 152

Funny... I was just thinking about this thread the other day and wondering if my subscription to it had accidentally been erased. Apparently not!

 

Both our parents are in town, so we will be hitting both up for Thanksgiving. Fortunately this year (unlike last year) it won't be on the same day. dh's family on Wednesday night, my family Thursday afternoon. But since dh and I started the South Beach diet last week, it's not going to be as much fun as usual. But hopefully less fattening. Actually, dh will probably eat whatever he wants with reckless abandon, so it'll just be me saying no to a second roll, or more than a bite or two of stuffing. :(

 

Day after Thanksgiving we're headed to SF/Oakland area for dh's work, and we'll be there for a week, then home for a day, then driving to Oklahoma for work again. Then finally home for Christmas about a week before it happens. Luckily, dh has both the entire week of Thanksgiving off, plus the week before and after Christmas. That almost makes up for the fact that he's in California without me this week, and was randomly send out of town for the week two weeks ago. Almost. But not quite. :P

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Oh, and if anyone's still updating this thread... Kyamo got her bfp awhile back, and is due in March!! And I'm TTC now, though I will be going on BCP to try to help lose weight/tame my PCOS if I don't get pregnant this cycle. Not at all what I expected, but hopefully a good move if it comes to that.

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Subbing.

 

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Hello everyone! Life is good here. In the depths of the semester, I just can't wait for it to be over. I graduate May 2013, it cannot come soon enough. Then it's on to grad school...then, real life...maybe? Haha.

 

Baby rabies are in full swing in this household. It doesn't help that I found out my SIL and brother are having another little one, due in July. Alas, I am painfully single so I'm just online shopping for tiny clothes for my niece/nephew and looking at my beautiful baby names I will someday use. 

post #128 of 152

hey everyone haven't been around in awhile. i feel like everywhere else on this board has had alot of Drama so i stayed away. i also obviously changed my Username used to be "Shaina" 

 

update on me: currently applying to Birthwise Midwifery School in Maine, haven't told the BF yet not sure how he will take it at this point so not sure i'm kinda talk to him about it till all my paperwork is in and i'm sure i'm applying not sure how he would feel about moving across country from the only state he's ever live in. where i'm ready for the adventure and its my calling since i was 14 and i really need to just stop wasting time and do it. other than that just looking for a job and trying to take a couple classes next semester only problem is i didn't fill out a FAFSA last june does anyone know if you can still send one in this late?

 

Baby fever is always in high gear but i need to put it on a back burner till i get everything figured out

 

monkeyscienceI was wondering do you use Cloth Menstrual Pads? I know that it helped quit a few women i know with there  PCOS when they took the switch from disposable to cloth because of the chemicals in the disposable. I know that when i finally switched my period went from over a week to about 4 days and was alot lighter and no cramps my acne also cleared up. 

 

 

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TFKAS (terrordactyl formerly known as Shaina) - Good to see an old familiar face! As far as FAFSA goes, you can file one any time. It's just that some schools do financial aid on a first come/first serve basis, so later is worse for that. Also, if you're applying for next fall, you may actually need to fill out the new FAFSA next year, whenever you're done with your taxes. AFM, I've been using a DivaCup for about 4.5 years now, though I do occasionally use tampons, or, more rarely disposable pads. I've used cloth pads a few times for a backup to my DivaCup, but they haven't really won me over at this point. I'm actually on my 3rd O in 4 months, so I think not having the stress of working any more (I quit to travel with dh's job) has really changed things for me. However, I really doubt I'm pregnant this time, and obviously wasn't the last two times, so it's not as helpful as I thought it would be (finally getting my body O'ing, I mean). I don't know if I've mentioned it here or not, but if this cycle doesn't work out, I'm going to start BCPs for a few months to help shut down the overproduction of testosterone in my body, which should help me lose weight. Wishing it wouldn't come to that, but pretty sure it will. At least it will take me off the roller coaster of wondering and waiting and hoping for a few months.

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Edited by aquarius aspiring - 3/26/12 at 5:29pm
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I totally understand, it seems like everyone around me is having babies, people i went to high school with are popping them out left and right. but I know its not my time just yet. as much as I want one there are so many things i still need to do before that I will have a hard time doing with a baby joy.gif

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*deep breath*

 

One of my co-workers is pregnant following very closely on the heels of another co-worker who has a three-month-old baby. I'm trying to not let it get to me. I'm ecstatic for her and her husband (I'm starting to become friends with both of them). At the same time, I'm jealous. I hate that I'm jealous. I want a child so very badly sometimes. My ex-SIL is also pregnant...with her fourth child and it was a surprise for her and her boyfriend (but they weren't preventing that much either) and they can't afford the three kids they have and it just kills me that my husband and I are waiting for the right time and that right time won't be at least for another year. We're waiting so we get settled somewhere and be more financially stable. I mean, we're okay now. We really are, but things could always be better (like having a budget for starters).

 

I'm just impatient and sad and jealous and the waiting to TTC is killing me! I'm okay most days, but it's hard sometimes. I know that all the "nest building" we do now is going to be a good thing when the right time comes. For right now, I just need to get myself in a better place. I need to eat healthy and lose a lot of weight to be healthier. I also don't wait the deck stacked against me when I do get pregnant and have high blood pressure right from the get go. My co-worker's pregnancy was considered high risk just because of the simple fact that she was overweight (blood pressure and all other vitals were perfectly fine) and I do not want that to happen to me.

 

I just have to keep reminding myself that it'll all be worth it in a few years when we do have our first baby.

 

Thank you for listening to me vent. I know if anybody'll understand, it'll be the people here.



 

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(((hugs))) My baby thoughts have come back recently, too, and the number of preggers friends has even decreased! :P TFKAS's last line hits home for me as well:

 

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as much as I want one there are so many things i still need to do before that I will have a hard time doing with a baby

 

Sometimes being responsible and logical sucks!

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Edited by aquarius aspiring - 3/26/12 at 5:29pm
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hey does anyone here blog? I'm not on here as much anymore (I feel like a lot has gone downhill) but I would still love to hear about whats going on with you all. not sure if were allowed to post our blog in a thread (one of the reasons i'm not a fan of mothering right now) but mine is in my profile.

post #135 of 152

I have dog blogs, no real human centric blogs. ;) I say post the blog link - what's the worst that could happen? They delete the link after we've all seen it? ;)

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Erm I just realized the first post on this thread is from a YEAR ago - perhaps we should start a new one? I would but don't know any of the updates on the people on the original post who we don't see frequently now.

Big news! DH and I were looking at our plans for the next 4 years and oddly enough discussion of yard work and house projects led to discussion of a munchkin! He was totally relaxed in the discussion, which is a change over the last year, and we are OFFICIALLY going to start TTC after my IUD comes out in Dec. 2014! So if all goes as planned, my 2015/16 is going to be one heck of a new adventure! :D

 

Up 'til now it's been a "yea probably in 2015, but we'll need to discuss it in more detail later" thing, so to have DH say "yea, why don't we just start trying for a munchkin whenever your IUD comes out" has me pretty thrilled (and a bit nervous too LOL even tho it's still 3 years off).

 

So three years to find a workout routine and stick to it (I want to be in great shape before pregnancy - one of my friends hiked 6-8 miles per weekend up until she hit 37 weeks(!) and I want to be able to do that, too!), build my dog training business further so we can start saving up more, get a looong list of titles on my dogs since my training and trialling time will be more limited after baby, and get the house to a more finished place for the same reason! Wheeeee!

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My blog is in my profile as well :)

 

I never really have much time to browse MDC. Life is busy here in Alabama! I found out today that I got accepted into a month-long academic program in Greece this summer, so I'm following up to make sure it'll be a wise move in terms of credits/graduation, but it's looking good!

 

In birth-related news, my baby rabies are as strong as ever. My SIL (the one who natural births with midwives and got me hooked on all this) is expecting number three this summer (brother is deployed), so I'll be staying with her to help out...I'll get to see my first birth! I'm very excited.

post #138 of 152

I suppose this is the wrong time to announce I'm 10 weeks pregnant? duck.gifBut I started wanting a baby about 15 years ago (when I was 13!), so I've definitely done my time waiting. Not to mention the year and a half of TTC to get this little bean. But since I joined this group almost 4 years ago, with no dh or any prospects on the horizon, I am glad to finally be considered a graduate!

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I suppose this is the wrong time to announce I'm 10 weeks pregnant? duck.gifBut I started wanting a baby about 15 years ago (when I was 13!), so I've definitely done my time waiting. Not to mention the year and a half of TTC to get this little bean. But since I joined this group almost 4 years ago, with no dh or any prospects on the horizon, I am glad to finally be considered a graduate!



CONGRATULATIONS! joy.giflove.gifenergy.gifclap.gifhug2.gif I'm so happy for you!

post #140 of 152

That is AWESOME monkey! I'm so glad to hear about your graduation! :) :D

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