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First, I'll post the rest of my critters.  Then, depending on my gumption to clean the house, I might post more, or not.


First, this is Kitty-boo (or Kitty-doo, she doesn't care either way).  I had a pretty hard time narrowing it down to just one, but this is the most flattering, so I picked it.  She has a little bit of a nickname, "bitchy-boo" . . . because she has a habit of suddenly hissing and scratching people - if they stop patting her, if they pat her the wrong way, if they try to move her . . . I had to teach my friend Bob how to move a cat because she was preventing him from using his computer.  When she's having a better day, her nickname is "cutie-boo".  She had to get all her teeth pulled when she was only about 6, the vet said probably because of a poor diet as a baby (she was a street kitty that went and found the animal shelter on her own, I think).  She still catches mice and voles, though!  She's been my steadfast companion for twelve years, and I love her dearly, even if she can be less than nice at times.  I love when she cuddles under the blankets with me, with just her head sticking out.


These are our donkeys.  Brandy is in the front and her mom, Jill, is in the back.  It's not a great picture, but I don't have many to pick from because we only got them in December (and it's too cold to take many pictures!).  They are 9 and 18, which is actually not very old for donkeys.  We can expect them to live to at least 40.  We're hoping to train them to pack and ride.  So far that mostly means leading them around and feeding them treats, so they think that training time is fun.  " rel="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/shrug.gif">shrug.gif


Finally, the goats.  The first one is the boy, Marbles.  He's not really mine, I just have him on loan to impregnate my girls (I really like his owner, and last time I talked to her she asked if I had "settled" yet, the goat term for being pregnant . . . it was funny!)  He's a little leery of me, but that actually makes for some cute pictures, like this one.


This is Dot - she's mighty hard to get a good picture of, but this one is pretty good.  I love the smug look she has - it's only caused by that little curl of black above her lip, but it gives her a lot of personality.  She's actually not smug at all, she's super-cautious.


And finally, Dash.  My husband named her so that her name would go with Dot's name.  I think it's appropriate, since she absolutely loves to escape (even if she can get out anytime she wants, she would rather wait until the door is open and then run through).  She's younger, so this will be the first time she has babies.  She was a bottle baby, so she thinks she's a human and follows us around like another dog.  It's quite adorable, really, although it can be pretty annoying when you don't want her "help".  She didn't lose her ears in a horrible accident, she's a LaMancha, which is a breed that has wee little ears naturally.


I suppose I'll sneak in a group shot of some chickens too, couldn't hurt, right?


Haha!  I've inundated you all with pictures!
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Catheleni:  My husband also thinks it's strange that so many things are my "favorite".  He says it dilutes the term, and I think he has a point, but that's how I really feel.  I love my dog more than I could possibly love any other dog . . . except how much I loved my childhood dog or my old dog, at which point I loved them more than I could possibly love any other dog.  That's just how it goes.  I hope the post-positive-OPK fun times went well for you!  I'm an over-researcher (although I think ShannonO did me one better this time.  Yay!).  I really like to read about how things work and what probabilities are for different outcomes and I have a pretty good brain for remembering roughly what I've read.  And I go look it up if I'm unsure of the exact numbers.  I think the vast majority of the time that someone gets a positive OPK they do actually ovulate.  Once in a while, though (assuming I remember correctly), you get a positive OPK because you release LH, but then something stops you from ovulating, like a major stress/illness or something.  Then it might be delayed and you might end up O-ing later (after another positive OPK).  Ovulation pain, for me, feels like maybe pulling, or like a bubble, or like twinging near my ovary - just an inch or two inside of the point of my pelvic bone.  The first time I felt it I was about 14 and at a friend's house, and it was her dad who told me what it probably was - I am really hard to embarrass, but that did the trick for sure.  So I've always remembered.  That, and I get O pains most months.  winky.gif  I hope your cat is feeling better!


Val:  Thanks for your positivity.  I actually DO want it to be a positive sign, but I really can't believe that for fear I'll get burned again.  Sure was a heck of a dip!  That's the only time I've ever had a temperature below the coverline in my 2ww.  shrug.gif  Time will tell, I guess.  As to the trouble focusing, I think it's pretty natural to have a hard time focusing on work for as many hours a week as we are expected to . . . unless the work is very variable.  And I've found that sometimes people who work at the office tend to spend a lot of time chatting, walking to and from their coffee breaks, and not working all that hard even when they are at their desks.  Not to say that that's great behaviour (if everyone did it, nothing much would get done, and it's unfair to the harder workers), but as long as you don't do that every day that you work from home, I imagine you're still keeping up with the other people you work with.  I think this because you mentioned it, which means you're aware of it, which means you have a work ethic!


Boots:  I am feeling much better now, thank you.  I kind of know what you mean about wanting to be depressed, about that having a certain amount of comfort, but I come from a family with depression (my dad) and schizophrenia (my dad's mother), so I try to not dwell in the negative spaces for very long.  It can be comfortable, but that's what scares me about it, if you know what I mean . . . like, I hear heroin makes you feel really comfortable, too.  So if you can live in it for a while and then get out of it, I know what you mean and can totally see how that makes some sense.  But I'm a little worried that I'll become addicted to that negative space, and then I'll forget how to get out.  I'm definitely trying for the zen thing right now.  No attachment to results . . . because there's really not much I can do about it right now anyway!  Mimi is a beautiful cat, although I think I would have had to change her name . . . any two-repeated-syllables name irks me, personally.  But I'm glad she's sweet enough to fit it!  I like (in a twisted way) that you described Tessa's thing as "a flagrant bed-peeing incident".  That's one reason I only have one cat . . . although Kitty-boo never has been much on the bed-peeing, except the time I left her with a roommate when I went away to work for the summer, and told him when I left that he HAD to change the litter box AT LEAST every couple of weeks.  He didn't.  She peed on his bed.  He told me, and I asked him if he had been cleaning the litter box, and of course he said, "no".  He cleaned the litter box and she never peed on his bed again.  Zeke is completely adorable lying on his back like that, and I've actually met a kitty with a tilty walk before that was simply the sweetest cat ever.  My dog thought it was creepy, though (it was at the vet).  So kind of you to keep Pru, and I love her name, and she's got lovely markings.  It can be a little hard to have that many cats in one space, but I think they usually can work something out, it just takes a lot of time.  I so hope you get healthy and overcome the difficulties that started on your trip.  That's one real disadvantage of travel, the inevitable germs you pick (well, I do, anyway).  I'm glad spring break is here (or is it still coming up?) to give you a chance for some significant R&R.


ShannonO:  Thanks for looking all that up!  I really am glad that I'm not the only one who sometimes (regularly) takes an idea and runs with it.  It does sounds like there's not much risk to exercise quite a lot while TTC (and I did get pregnant last fall, my 2nd month trying, when I had been exercising much more than I am now).  I know I have exercised so much that it kept me from menstruating (and, presumably, from ovulating) before.  I was just barely underweight (using only BMI) at the time, too, so that might have been part of it . . . but that was when I was working 10 hours a day at a physical labor job (treeplanting).  That's seriously hard work . . . I think they say that the "average" planter walks 16 km carrying around 35 pounds, and bends over (in my case) about 1000 times per day.  So it's not too surprising that that was too much.  When I was 12DPO the month I had my chemical/early miscarriage, I moved a lot of straw bales.  They weighed about 60-70 pounds, and we worked for about 6 hours, give or take.  Well, my husband did.  I got to about 5 hours and suddenly had major uterus cramping and felt very faint, so I stopped.  I fell asleep on the way home in the truck (which I NEVER do, after my husband drifted off once while driving and I noticed and kept us on the road).  The next morning I took a pregnancy test and BFP.  I was very tired for the next few days, but we were building a chicken coop (and trying to get finished before frost), so I kept working (digging, moving dirt, digging, and more digging).  I would have naps on the grass when I got tired.  If I could do it again, I would not do nearly so much exercise early in the pregnancy.  I don't really think that that's why I miscarried (at 18DPO), but I can't be sure that it wasn't, and I think the uterus pain and faintness were DEFINITELY my body's way of telling me to ease off.  On the other hand, in revolutionary China, women worked in the rice paddies regardless of pregnancy status or stage, and they still had babies.  In this case, it's just a personal thing I have about it, due to the circumstances around my miscarriage.  So yeah, for me, I think pre-O is great for exercising, and I'm not going to stop myself from going for a run if I want to just because I'm in the 2ww, but I'm going to limit myself to really moderate exercise once I get a BFP.  Not because I think everyone should do the same, though, that's just the decision I'm the most comfortable with.  It is kind of frustrating how little we know about so many things.  Tanner is cute, and looks like he likes the camera, too.  Most of my pet pictures they look annoyed, because they're expecting the accursed flash.  Sorry your 2ww is so unclear.  Waiting is hard, but not even knowing how long you might have to wait is even harder.  You have my sympathy!  I've only ever used the first response early response, and I liked them just fine, but I've only used three of them ever - they all had good control lines for me.  shrug.gif


Calycanth:  I'm glad you're feeling hopeful, and I sure hope it ends in a positive for you!  I find the last few days of the 2ww the hardest, but the first few days are always the slowest.  I think it's the transition from pre-O, when you can actually do something to affect the outcome, to the part where you just have to wait and see.  It's like I get used to the idea that I can't know yet by about day 10 (every month), but days 3-9 DPO just go so slowly.


Ramzubo:  Looks like a good bet for an ovulation rise to me, I bet you get crosshairs tomorrow.  It's hard for some people (men?) to understand, I think, that someone could just "feel" depressed, without it stemming from something concrete.  Even when it happens to them, I think they're way more likely to incorrectly attribute it to something (anything) rather than assume that they're just feeling it for no reason.  I think it's because they want to fix something, which is really quite admirable.  Impossible, sometimes, but admirable.


Bel:  Sounds like a great kitty . . . I'm glad he was worth all the effort.  Is he named Tripod for a reason?  I debated whether I should even mention the origins-of-chocolate thing, because I know how much it can comfort a person, and the documentary really ruined that for me, but in the end I decided I would rather make an informed decision than an uninformed one, and probably everyone else feels the same way to some degree.  The thing that makes it easier for me to be negative about getting pregnant and not worry about it is that the month I got pregnant was my least positive month I've had throughout the whole process.  I thought I might get pregnant that month, but I didn't think I probably would, so soon (my second month trying), and during my 2ww especially, I was just pretty sure I wasn't.  I decided I was out when I had a temp dip at 10 dpo, and I just didn't feel pregnant by any standards I could imagine.  My sister cried her ninth month trying, because she just knew it wasn't going to work, and when she got her positive hpt, she didn't believe it, even after the doctor told her that false positives pretty much never happen.  She didn't believe it till she got the blood test.  So I really don't think positivity is a prerequisite for pregnancy.  It's possible that it helps, but it messes with me so much when I am disappointed that I would really rather just not be positive.  I'm going for neutral, this month.  I'm doing passably well, right now.  Not great, but passably well.  Laundry - there's something I could do.  But I have to go to town and then if I run out of other errands I'm just sitting there in the laundromat, and then I would definitely obsess.  We still need to clean up anyway, because my MIL is coming on Saturday, and her tidiness and cleanliness standards are much higher than ours . . . also, because the house was getting worse than even our standards allow.  It's getting there now, though.


Birdie:  I'm really not at the hard part of the elimination diet yet, the program I'm using really starts you off easy.  I'm feeling way better mentally, but I still have a tiny little rash.  I don't know how long that might take to go away once I stop eating the offending food anyway, though.  I've got to get better about keeping my food journal, that's the hard part for me, because I'm really a grazer.  We only go to town about once a week, though, so not being able to eat out is no hardship for us!  I can imagine that would be really hard if that was part of your routine.  It will be hard to tell if it helps, I think, because my only consistent symptom is a rash that's about 1/2 inch square total.  The other stuff that might be related (depression, sore joints, two migraines ever, PMS, gassiness, diarrhea) already come and go so much that just eliminating the presumed offending foods won't necessarily help.  And this diet puts you on a "healthy" diet before the true elimination diet starts.  So the only major change I've made is starting to avoid food additives.  That's going ok, although I need to remember to check labels before I eat some stuff.  The good new is, my favorite crackers seem to be okay as far as food additives go.  Yay!  Your dog is tiny!  And she looks nice, too.  I always tell people that I like big dogs, but when I worked at Petsmart my two favorite dogs were a teacup yorkie and a bull mastiff - the two extremes in size.  They just both had great personalities!  So I hope my talk about liking big dogs better didn't bother you.  I think that's only true even in general because I've been bitten by two dogs and had two more make an honest attempt, and only one of those was a big dog (an attempt, not an actual bite).  Having seen what a dog bite looks like (when they got into our sheep two years ago mecry.gif ), I'm really, really glad that I've never been bitten by a big dog, but it does make me think of little dogs as more likely to bite (the first one was when I was about 7).  Nonetheless, your dog looks very nice.  And cute, in a trivial pursuit box!


Tank:  Meeting other peoples' pets was by far the best part of my job at Petsmart.  They don't actually sell animals, and the groomer and vet clinic were both a little bit separate, but I did get to meet lots of customers' pets.  The cats weren't usually all that happy to be there (with a couple of exceptions), but the dogs usually were.  I also met a diapered monkey (that one made me a little sad), a descented skunk (who was like a fat, lazy, lovey cat), and a weasel (who bit me on the nose - just a little).  It was definitely interesting.  Sounds like you had a great learning opportunity for Jake to see that children aren't all screamy and grabby - just some of them!  Hopefully we'll get to be testing buddies - I should really have my period by Sunday too, if I'm going to, so I'll probably test then (unless she comes before then).  FF wants me to wait until Monday, but I'm not sure I can hold out until 15DPO, I've never been past 13DPO except the month I was pregnant.


LivingSky:  It cracks me up that your cat will try to lay on the horses' feet for attention!  And that's a fantastic picture of your Great Danes.  Which reminds me, I met a true wolfhound last summer.  I never realized how ENORMOUS wolfhounds are.  She belongs to the people I got Dash (my goat) from.  She's so calm and friendly, but a tireless guard for their critters (they have many goats, sheep, llamas, and chickens).  She really was a fantastic dog . . . they're even more uncommon than Danes, though.  How do you make sure you have one with good breeding re: joints?  They're a nice dog, but I know some of them live such a short time, I couldn't handle getting one and being unsure of how healthy it would be.  I know there must be good breeders out there, I just don't know how you would know you had found one!


Taxlady:  Glad you're still able to read, even if you don't have time to post.  Hugs to you in your busy season!  And in all seriousness, I would love to have a variety of young people coming to stay with us in the summers - my husband only wants one kid (I'm still working on that one . . .) and we're planning to homeschool, so I love the idea of hosting other kids for some good stretches at a time.  It would be a great experience for everyone, I'm sure!


AFM:  10 DPO, this is where the insomnia usually starts to get worse.  We'll see.  I'm going to make a big omelette and stuff myself, in hopes that that will make me sleepy - it usually works, so it's worth a try.


I've been debating whether I should mention this here, but I figure chances are pretty slim that anyone who knows my sister in real life will also know me on here (especially since she lives so far from me).  My sister recently discovered that her husband was cheating on her.  I'm upset for her, but even more I'm upset at him.  I will try to get over it, because she's planning to work it out with him (especially since they have a 2.5 year old daughter), but I'm just really angry at how he could be so selfish when he has a daughter - especially when something sort of similar happened in his first marriage, which was in the process of breaking up already, and he didn't get to raise his first daughter.  Wise up, guy!  You're not so young, and you have another chance to give a daughter the two parents she deserves.  I haven't been perfect in my relationship with my husband (before we were married), but I realized that I needed to grow up before I had kids.  On the plus side, it prompted me to have a talk with my husband, and he agreed that if he ever was feeling unsatisfied with our relationship and starting to contemplate finding what he needed outside of it, he would TELL me first, so I could try and help him fix it.  He also said he couldn't imagine wanting to, and I think it's true.  I think my sister's husband is more like me than like my husband, and he was feeling insecure and wanted someone to idolize him (the way only someone who doesn't live with you can).  But it's really frustrating to me that he didn't try and figure out another way to get what he needs - he's trying to do that now, so he really does want to make this work, but he could have done the same work a little earlier and it wouldn't have caused so much pain for my sister.  At least my niece is still too young to understand what's going on.  My sister said she spent a few days crying on the couch, but my niece didn't seem too perturbed - she cries when a tv show she likes ends, or when she can't find a favorite stuffed toy, so I don't think it occurred to her that something more serious might be bothering mommy.  Anyway, it really does sound like he's going to do whatever is necessary to make this work, and he really isn't the best at hiding things, because he's a pretty simple guy, so if my sister wants to stay with him, and she does, then I can support her in that.  But for now I'm still angry at him.  My sister has always gotten the short end of the stick with guys - partly just bad taste when she was younger, and always believing the best of guys that weren't the best, and settling for less than she deserved, and I thought she had finally found a nice one, and just in time, because she wanted to have kids by the time she was thirty VERY badly.  Even more than me.  shy.gif  She did get that, and my niece is a wonderful light in her life, in my parents' life, and in mine . . . I could never wish that my sister hadn't married this guy, because then she wouldn't have my niece, but I do wish he would have figured this stuff out BEFORE he hurt my sister.  Grr.  But none of us is perfect, and she's decided to forgive him (unless he ever does it again, in which case he'll be out like last month's dinner that you find in the back of the fridge!).  So I guess I need to as well.  She's not even telling my parents, because she knows that they wouldn't be able to forgive him, ever.  I will, but I'm not there yet.  She needed to talk to someone about it, so I'm glad I could be there - she wouldn't have told me if she didn't think I could forgive him as well as she can.  Also, it means they have to put off trying for their second, which is less than ideal, as he's already in his forties . . . still fine, but less than ideal.  Anyway, thanks for listening, ladies.  I think it kind of makes my husband uncomfortable to talk about this with me, for good reason, so I'm glad I have somewhere to vent without being judged or betraying my sister's confidence.

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Hey ladies..


I'm up early, it's 5 now, but I've been up since 4:30.  I think coupled with the new medication for my colon and the super potent prenatals I got from the fertility doctor.. I just don't need as much sleep.  Plus, I'm a little cookoo about doing taxes and this is the best time. dizzy.gif


So when I saw my GI doctor on Monday.. I told her about the pregnancy and DH's sperm.  She, of course said, well it only takes one.  duh.gif Thank you Doctor, I was unsure about how this whole thing works, you know since nobody told me how babies were made... biglaugh.gifAnyhow, DH goes in for another SA today at a lab where his sample will be taken right there and processed while it's freshest to get the best results.  This way we'll know better how they are in a more real life situation.  Anyhow, the GI doctor told me not to hurry.. um.. well, I've been patient this long, I understand, I'm still not going to give up trying.  So since we know there are some good swimmers I was thinking this.. I'm going to get some preseed, OPK's and mucinex.  Two of those should help the boys out and with temping we should give ourselves a better chance at good timing.  Miracles do happen and I am not going to set myself up for disappointment, but it can't hurt to keep trying on our own right?  (we could save a lot of money by conceiving naturally) I'm sort of worried about the due date of things.  Even though, it would be ok to be out on maternity leave during tax season, it's my favorite part of the year.  IF we have to go the more clinical route to pregnancy, then maybe it's worth timing it a little better?  


Here's something interesting.. on DH's lab referral, there is box to check for Sperm Wash with Gender Selection.  WOW.. am I that clueless that I didn't know they could pick the girl sperm from the boy sperm??  Would any of you consider doing that?? headscratch.gif


Today.. I will catch up with all of you.. I just wanted to share my thoughts and maybe get advice/thoughts from all of you.  


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Hykue: It's *hard* to find good large dog breeders. It really is! The lucky thing is, one of the best Dane breeders I've ever had the pleasure of meeting or talking to - in terms of health of dogs - is right here in Saskatchewan. So if you ever decide you want one, message me and I'll put you in touch with her. Advance warning, she raises all her animals holistically and is very intense about those beliefs (she's the one who converted me!). But it's amazing what a few generations of vaccination-free life has done to the health and longevity of her dogs!!
I LOVE the picture of Dot! LaManchas, though, have always given me the wiggins lol.gif I think we're going to add a Nubian goat or two this summer. I want fresh goat milk on hand for once baby arrives (just in case), and it's super handy to have around for puppy litters as well.

Last photo, I PROMISE! Tango trying to convince the Friesians to love him:

Oh, and Hykue - I'm anxiously awaiting today's update to your chart!

ShannonO: Any updates?

How about the other ladies in the 2ww? I need more charts to stalk!
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Hykue - I agree with LivingSky, I was just checking your chart for an update!!  I'm about to leave the office, but I'll definitely be checking it again when I get back.  ;)  Also, just wanted to say I'm sorry your sister is going through all that.  I think it's good that she has someone like you to talk to - I'm sure she needs the support!  Good luck at forgiving her husband, I know that would be hard for me.  My first reaction would be to punch him, but I'm sure that wouldn't be any good for anyone involved. 


Taxlady - I knew they could "wash" the sperm to get the good swimmers, but I don't think I realized they could do the gender selection... not sure I would ever do that.  I don't even know what gender I would prefer.  Seems a little too close to playing God to me, but to each their own.  I like your plan, by the way... the mucinex, preseed, and opks along with temping will definitely give you a good shot at it.  And while I know your doctor's "it only takes one" comment was a bit annoying, it was right!  My fingers are crossed for you, along with anything else that's crossable.


Okay, I'm now officially running late... off to work.

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Wow, I didn't know gender selection was a reality. I wonder how accurate it is, and how many people choose to do it?

That is a fantastic picture! I love seeing how very small and very big animals interact. In january my family and I went to Botswana and the number of tiny creature-big creature interactions were really really cool. Mostly seeing how tiny birds live symbiotically with huge antelope, giraffe, and hippos. smile.gif pretty cool.

My two week wait is more like a three week wait, although since I don't know when/if I O'd, I don't *really* know how long we've been waiting. BFN this morning, CD39 (avg 33 and max 36 for me, out of six cycles post-BC). Sorry if this is TMI, but DH and did BDd this morning, and NO pink showed up afterwards. Since this is how I usually know that AF is coming tomorrow, it says to me that the earliest she would come now is Saturday.

What should I do? Keep testing in the mornings til I see a second line or AF? If I just O'd really late, and I'm really only 10DPO or something, then we couldn't have BDd enough. I think Hykue put my "chart" if you could call it that, on the list? I would love advice. Should I assume I'm not pg and keep drinking my beloved sanity-preserving wine and coffee? Sigh...
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Hi ladies, I'm not going to spend a lot of time responding to everyone right now, because this morning I got a BFP!  I'm so excited but also so scared that it won't last like the last one.  I know it's actually much more likely that it's sticky than that it's not.  I wasn't even going to test this morning (or maybe until Sunday), but my temp jumped to 98.8 this morning, which is crazy, crazy high for me.  Anyway, I haven't lit the fire, so our house is freezing, and I haven't told my husband yet, but I wanted to update and tell you guys right away.  I'm thinking sticky thoughts.  Maybe threadkeeper's luck actually exists?  Or maybe it's a coincidence, anyway, I wanted to tell you all right away!


grouphug.gif  dust.gif to everyone!

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TaxLady - Yes!  Lets get those BFPs this cycle. winky.gif   Glad your GI doctor has a brain.  I have Pre-seed, OPks, and Mucinex in my TTC arsenal as well.  If you're in the clear then why not!  As for gender selection, I will take either at this point.  haha  TCOYF has natural gender selecting methods.  Maybe I would try to do something like that? 


Hykue - OMG  how cute!  I love donkeys, and goats and chickens!  Kitty-boo sounds like a cat.  haha  Thank you for sharing.  Tripod got his name because he has 3 toes on his two front paws - always have seen polydactyl, never the opposite.  He also has scoliosis and hip dysplasia.  He's a mess, but ::knock on wood:: has been ok since the fatty liver.  (He will be 11 in May.)  As for going neutral, that sounds like a plan.  Coping is so important.  I keep telling DH I just have to work it out and will be fine.  These crying spells are becoming more frequent despite my attempts at staying positive.  In the end I have to be realistic...  Cleaning is difficult when you have so much to do! As for your sister, I have been in that situation myself.  Its awful and although you love Bro-in law its hard to not hate him.  (Not sure if that makes any sense...)  Glad you are there to be there for your sister and niece.  That is so important.  As far as DH goes, I had the same conversation with him.  We both agreed that we would tell one another BEFORE we would ever cheat.  He was hurt by someone before and when we first started dating said that that was a relationship ender...and it still stands.  Regardless of marriage.   Hope you made a great omelette and got some rest.  Thinking of you!


EDIT:  Yay Hykue!!!!!!!!!!!!  joy.gif joy.gif joy.gifjoy.gif So excited for you!  Thanks goodness!  We needed a great February BFP!  Awesome!  It will stick!  partytime.gif


Birdie.lee - hope everything is going well.


LivingSky - Tango is so cute!  Love that pic!  (I don't mind I love seeing your beautiful horses eps with kitties!) 


Hey ValH!  Hope you made it to work ok!  I have patients I mention sperm washing to.  (They are HIV + and inquire about how to have kids at times...they wash it to minimize transmission to partners.)  I looked it up out of curiousity.  They use it in IUI to get the healthiest little guys.  Learn something new everyday.


ShannonO - Sorry about being confused.  Glad that AF may stay away.  I think wait a bit longer and test.  I know the 2ww is frustrating, especially with long cycles.  fingersx.gif, goodvibes.gif, & dust.gif!


AFM - 12DPO, CD32 and FF told me not to test until around the 23rd (had VIP free trial again for a few days).  From what I made out, AF comes around 17 days after O. (CD 38 and 18DPO) So we'll see.  I want to remain positive, but its hard.  All my S/S are the same ones I get pre-AF.  I do have weird twinges and such, but again had those last cycle as well.  praying.gif My co-worker is excited about my crying spells...haha, but I think I am getting depressed at times.  I saw my friends sono pic yesterday.  So happy for her.  But again cried on my way home... Wish there was a "I'm pregnant" light bulb that would go off so you wouldn't have to read into things.  Hope I am not discouraging anyone!  I am still trying to be positive! 


Hope you ladies are having an awesome week!  Its supposed to get up to 70 degrees around here...I will enjoy it while it is here.

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HYKUE!!! HOOORAY!!!!  carrot.gifbroc1.giflove.gifbiggrinbounce.gifjumpers.gif

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Hykue - OMG!!!!  I am so excited!  Yay yay yay!!!!  joy.gif  jumpers.gif  broc1.gif  carrot.gif   Come back soon to post a picture of that BFP, and DH's reaction.  I'm so so happy for you!  I just want to give you a big, happy hug!  I knew that chart was looking pretty.  :)

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I am truly so happy for you!  Thank you for sharing your good news!  Think good thoughts and take good care of yourself! 



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Edited by birdie.lee - 5/7/13 at 11:41am
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Congratulations, Hykue! joy.gifjoy.gifjoy.gifjoy.gif  Stick, stick, stick!  goodvibes.gifgoodvibes.gifgoodvibes.gif

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Congratulations, Hykue!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Stick, little baby, stick!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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wow congrats hykue!!!!!!


that makes me want to test early so bad too.

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Big congrats, Hykue! luxlove.gif

Thanks for all your attention to all of us and love you've brought to this thread. Glad you are being rewarded in the best possible way! Way to go, Arc! 



I'm on the search for AF, I know she's coming.


Lots more later, gotta get over my cold, make a test, and get through Friday, then three day weekend and you won't be able to get rid of me!


Love to all! Thanks for all the comments about my kitty pics. Still enjoying everyone's pet pics a ton.



Edit: Taxi, you are so cute, having to post twice ;) It's so exciting! I find myself not being able to wait until after tax season when we'll have you back full-time ;)


Edit #2: Of course by then we'll all be preggo ;)


Edit #3: Hykue, I just reread your post and you told us first! That is so sweet and touching and I might actually cry right now. Big hugs to you, friend!

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Yay Hykue!!! I look forward to hearing the story of telling your DH. :)

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Taxlady: I totally missed your post about washed sperm. Just so you know, that is what my brother and SIL did the month they got pregnant with their sticky baby (after a LONG time trying). Washed sperm, not sex selected smile.gif I knew they could do that with horses and cows so it stands to reason they can do it with people! But at least in horses, doing gender selection on the semen isn't 100% (it's about 80% last I checked) and it drastically decreases the number of sperm used, so conception chances are lower. It's something I've done with horses, but wouldn't ever consider for a human baby.

Hykue: joy.gifjoy.gifjoy.gifjoy.gif
I am quite literally crying with joy for you. This baby is going to stick, I can feel it in my heart. I knew I was obsessing over your chart for good reason!!

DH just walked in and can't figure out why I'm crying smile.gif Oh well, completely worth it! I'm so happy joy.gifjoy.gif
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