Wow, I’m so far behind! I’ll try to catch up..
Seraf—I thought of your DD’s crate comment while I was putting my friend’s baby to bed this weekend. Started laughing, actually, which confused her a little.
Sara—Four insems! You are totally going to get that egg with that number! Lesbiantwins, here you come!
AMom—I’m sorry you knew exactly when you were missing your chance this month—I’ve given up temping until the next round (Hmm…I wonder if I should just run with it and give up temping for Lent…I’d pick it up again on CD4 of our next attempt cycle, which should be plenty early, right?) so I can avoid knowing exactly when things are happening. April 6 will be here so soon! I wish you lots of calm thoughts—hopefully the surgery will go super-smoothly and you’ll wake up not even feeling like you had anything done!
2EZ—I’m sorry you were feeling poorly. I hope things have improved mightily!
Library—I hope your beasts are better! Maybe they’re trying to get all of the extra affection/attention out of you that they can before your mind is diverted elsewhere?
Lots of luck to everyone in the 2WW! Come on, March!
Gladdos, Cananny and Kymberli—Welcome and good luck! I hope that all of you have short stays with us and move over to queer and pregnant quickly! (Kymberli—I’m sorry that this try wasn’t the one for you. Hopefully the next one will be!)
Max—so glad things went smoothly for you!
Krista—what a sad story. I think that the point is a good one, though, and that you’re right—there are not a finite number of babies to go around. It’s hard to remember that sometimes. Also, how amazing to see what 42 years of caring can lead to! I’m sorry that it’s turning out to be such a long process for you—down, numbers, down, down…
Gelly—that car sounds perfect! Especially the heated seats part!
Qmama—that’s the sort of thing that’s hard to NOT think, but I don’t think you need to worry. Hopefully your little bean is in there setting up shop right this minute, totally oblivious to anyone else’s hormonal schedule!
Hi Pumpkin! I haven’t used fresh, so I have no advice, but I think that I’d try to use it before an hour and a half had gone by, just to be on the safe side. There have definitely been stories about back-of-the-car insems on this board, but I think that maybe the motel room scenario sounds more romantic. The Instead cup, however, sounds practical, so maybe that’s the way to go. In any case, good luck!
Happycalm—I’m still hopeful for you! And I’m happy to read that I’m not the only one who sees the veins with no BFP! I swear they get darker and have stayed that way more than they were before, but I have no idea why. It’s weird, frankly.
Onemommy—So exciting to do a big-girl room! I’m sure she’ll appreciate it, too, since she gets to help put it together! Here’s hoping on the prophetic dreams!
Crystal--I'm sorry it was a BFN--11DPO is still early, though! I tried once at home and 4 rounds of IUIs before seeing the RE--partly because my insurance wouldn't cover the visit before then, and partly because I felt like 5 tries was a fair shot. Now I get to find out if anything is wrong, which is good, but I also have to worry that something is wrong with me, which is an added level of stress that we didn't have when we were trying 'natural' cycles.
AFM—trying not to give in to my worse nature. Had a hard time in the baby aisle yesterday with my friend—something about seeing all the happy, bumpy couples choosing onesies just set me off. It’s funny, though, because seeing two pregnant coworkers today at a meeting was just happiness and light—they’re so cute with their little bellies! Why does one piss me off and the other delight me? I have no idea. Other than glaring at people in the stroller section I’ve been planning elaborate self-improvement projects designed to last exactly 6 weeks, drinking too many vodka spritzers, and generally polishing up my veggies for all of you in the TWW!