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MBA - I take care of my mom, who has Alzheimer's. Stage 7, which is near the end (I think we have "talked" about caring for a Alzheimer's person before). My mom is also 67. She was diagnosed when she was 56, although she had been showing signs for years.

 

Here are some ideas: stuffed animal or doll (I know it sounds weird, but they love the comfort). My mom thinks that he doll is real, which has been a real blessing because before that she would constantly freak out because her children were missing (she thinks she is in her 20s). How terrifying, if you think about the fact that this is her reality, and in her mind her children are really missing. 

 

A manicure or pedicure, even if you do it yourself (easily overlooked by nursing home staff, but long toenails are uncomfortable). I have also gotten my mom PJs, one of those toothbrushes that jiggles because she doesn't do a good job and ended up with 5 cavities in one year, a cite little fake birdcage with wood birds in it that she "feeds" and thinks is real, a nightlight, nice-smelling soap (kept away from her because she will eat it, but still nice to use when she is given a bath - plus she has B.O. so I appreciate it). I have also had some kids I know make cards for her, which she thought were so cute, and she thought that they were from people she knows (my mom loves kids). For her birthday, I arranged for several of my friends and their kids to visit for her birthday party, because she loves having visitors, especially children. Have you seen children in a nursing home? OMG is is amazing how much my son brightens up the eyes of everybody there, and he is so gentle and sweet to them, it is like he senses that they need that kind of attention.

 

As they say, she can't remember the experience or the thing, but she can remember the feeling. So your goal should be to make her happy in some way, and she will continue to feel that feeling.

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Congrats, Sweetbee!

 

O_T....Somewhere a page of so ago (?) you were wondering about the cramps and earlier about the length of the luteal phase. Now, while I of course hope it is all due to pregnancy, I have to say that I think a person starting Vitex could experience just about anything... really. People's views on it here seem quite positive but elsewhere I have seen it devide opinions. Some think it was basically poison, some that it was just about a miracle.

 

AFM... I have been browsing websites selling diapers and other baby equipment and it feels really weird. Actually, I think you guessed it: It was painful. The thing is that it looks like we might be getting babies this fall but this will the kind that come and then go:

I talked with a social worker and we are going to start the process prepare to do crisis care for babies and toddlers. This means that the children, one at a time at least in the beginning, would stay any length of time from just a couple of days to about half a year each. If everything works out according to the normal time line, we would be ready to receive the first child some time this fall. I am really, really excited to feel needed, to feel like I can put my gifts to work again. (I have always loved kids, especially babies and have experience working at a day care, teaching little ones, etc. Kids are "my thing," so to speak.) So... I have been really excited and done some major cleaning today, as I have no idea when the social worker will want to visit us the first time. (Probably some weeks, even months from now, but if it were to happen sooner, I sure want to be ready.)

Then there is the really, really confusing thing: Most of these little ones will come at short notice and then some days, weeks or months later, will be reunited with the birth parents or found a long term foster home. Meanwhile, there will be lots of visits with the social workers, birth parents, etc. However, if a child will be transfered into long term foster care, we will have the right to ask that we become that family. What this means is that we could potentially end up being the foster family of a baby we picked up at the birthing hospital (without knowing we would end up fostering). Now... Those who have been reading my writings about how we can't afford to adopt internationally, etc., will know what a huge deal this idea is to me. However, here is the problem: My country does not terminate the rights of the parents, so we would be forever fostering, instead of adopting. This means that, if the parents got their act together years later, the child could move back with the bio parents after years with us. Meanwhile, we would be taking this child to church possibly for years (can't stay home alone and we go every Sunday), without the child being able to receive the sacraments,etc.. I also think I would also be afraid to say anything when asked about anything religious, knowing how much of a minority we are in this country. How could I live that way, treating two kids so differently in this matter? I just don't know what to think of all that... I guess it is all too new and time will tell. I am just excited, no matter what, that the social worker was so nice and seemed to think we would be of us to them.

 

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GreenMum - I'm still giggling about "Lady Gadget"... maybe I will start using that term with my engineer dh!

 

MBA - Not a lot of helpful advice, except maybe something like GreenMum was saying. Could you give her something edible, that would be okay if she stuck it in her mouth? Or would she choke herself on something like that?

 

LTB - I hope this works out for you! It sounds like a great thing to do, even if it will be hard. As far as religion goes... well, I think that as a foster parent, you do have a right to share your values with your foster kid, as long as you also share values of respect and tolerance for others' beliefs (which I'm sure you would). The child is part of your family, really, even if it is only temporary.

 

AFM, I am really excited... I got my progesterone test results today... 19 ng/mL, which is a good result for 6-8 DPO, according to all of the reference ranges I can find. It actually gives me more cause to think I'm pregnant, although it could be an aftereffect of the hCG trigger. I'm feeling better about my decision to not use the progesterone supplements, too. I really think that this is going to work... I hope I'm right!

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Oh my, congrats SweetBee!  I can see the lines clearly in the unaltered photos now, that is totally a positive!

 

LTB, I'm happy for you that you may have foster babies as soon as that.  I think it would be so painful to have to give them back, but if you can handle it, you will be able to make a real difference to those children.  I don't really understand what you mean about church, can you explain why they wouldn't be able to participate?

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"Re: you and your friend's diagnoses.  Just want to encourage you both to make sure that you are being handled by doctors who know their sh*t? " -Milkshake

Your protective nature is greatly appreciated, I had a Hysterosalpingography Exam, HSG. It showed that my uterus looked like a bunny rabbit, and My best friend and Cousin is having the same test to see if a Septum is present. But she only wants to prevent pregnancy (for now!)... I know! Why would she want to do that.... Milkshake, if we were having coffee/tea and chatting about this subject face to face I bet we would both have some "fun" notes to compare, sounds like you have been though alot, man o man, I have been through alot too and I am just as protective of getting the right information and diagnostics. I started seeing a new Dr because of all the this stuff, he came highly recommended to me.

First let me say that your cousin sounds hilarious! Lady gadget is a real crack up. 

I'm glad that you feel like you have a doc that you're comfortable with, and yes, I have many a story...

I'd like to point you in the direction of this site: http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/MullerianAnomalies/

There are a lot of women there with a lot of experience, and you might find it helpful.  They have a doctor on the list who specialises in MAs, and if you wish, you can request to have your films reviewed by him for a second opinion - and it's FREE!

 

I had mine done, and it was very interesting.  After years of being misdiagnosed, I finally feel comfortable that I know exactly what is going on in there.  As much as I can, anyway.

 

I know very little about septums and such, because my condition is different, but I know (through that website) that the are soooooooooo many women who are diagnosed as Bicornuate, only to find out after multiple losses, that they do in fact have a septum.  It's great that you have had a HSG, which is a step up from an US, but it still comes down to whether the songrapher is experienced enough in mullerian duct anomalies to read the film correctly.  I'm sure I sound like a complete pain in the ass by harping on this, but to put it in perspective, I've had three surgeries where (experienced) obstetricians were looking directly at my uterus - and I was still misdiagnosed!! 
 

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I'm trying to think of something we can get for her. I thought a new pillowcase with some nice flowers on it, or a photo or two of our ultrasound from a few weeks ago to put on her bulletin board even if she can't see it or understand what it means or even really pay attention when we try to tell her about it. But I'm stuck on anything else. We used to get her new shoes, but she wears special tie shoes now from some sort of adaptive store that I think are intended to be harder for her to take off and also give her more stability when she walks. We can't get her clothes because we just bought the special overalls she needs... I don't know what other things we could get her. Any ideas? Anyone with a disabled family member out there? :\

I have no experience in this area, but I just wanted to say that I like the pillowcase idea.  It sounds like it would be really hard to deal with, and it's nice that you guys still care so much.
 

 

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Then there is the really, really confusing thing: Most of these little ones will come at short notice and then some days, weeks or months later, will be reunited with the birth parents or found a long term foster home. Meanwhile, there will be lots of visits with the social workers, birth parents, etc. However, if a child will be transfered into long term foster care, we will have the right to ask that we become that family. What this means is that we could potentially end up being the foster family of a baby we picked up at the birthing hospital (without knowing we would end up fostering). Now... Those who have been reading my writings about how we can't afford to adopt internationally, etc., will know what a huge deal this idea is to me. However, here is the problem: My country does not terminate the rights of the parents, so we would be forever fostering, instead of adopting. This means that, if the parents got their act together years later, the child could move back with the bio parents after years with us. Meanwhile, we would be taking this child to church possibly for years (can't stay home alone and we go every Sunday), without the child being able to receive the sacraments,etc.. I also think I would also be afraid to say anything when asked about anything religious, knowing how much of a minority we are in this country. How could I live that way, treating two kids so differently in this matter? I just don't know what to think of all that... I guess it is all too new and time will tell. I am just excited, no matter what, that the social worker was so nice and seemed to think we would be of us to them.

 

Congrats on taking such a big step.  We looked into the very same a year or so ago.  Emergency foster care, mainly.

The situation is very similar here in Australia.  Their main focus is eventually reuniting familes, and therefore, you may foster a child for years and years, only to send them back to their birth parents.  I guess this is ultimately why we decided not to proceed with it.

Maybe we will look at it again in the future, but right now, the thought of handing those children back to a family who (in my eyes) has lost the right to have that child in their life, is way too tough.  I also think it is way more unsettling for the child, but that's just IMO.

 

I totally admire you for being willing to take this on, because you would need so much inner strength.  I don't have that in me now.  Maybe in the future. 
 

Anyway, I don't understand the stuff about your church?  Do you mean that your church would not allow you to include the child in the "ceremonies"?   Is there any leeway with this?  That child would be part of your family!

 

As far as discussing religious stuff, I think you need to be honest.  Here, they are open to families of all shapes and sizes, and the main focus is values and morals, not personal beliefs.  These kind of social workers are trained to detect "issues" anyway, and if you are honest, they can probably offer you some advice.  I think what they are really interested in, is providing a safe and stable environment for the child.

 

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AFM, I am really excited... I got my progesterone test results today... 19 ng/mL, which is a good result for 6-8 DPO, according to all of the reference ranges I can find. It actually gives me more cause to think I'm pregnant, although it could be an aftereffect of the hCG trigger. I'm feeling better about my decision to not use the progesterone supplements, too. I really think that this is going to work... I hope I'm right!

Woo hoo!  Looking good :)  Are we almost cycle buddies? I'm 7dpo.

 

AFM:  Today, off to a stupid tupperware party.  Guess who will be there?  The previously mentioned "friend" who I have major issues with regarding her past termination.  Did I mention that she now has a two week old who will also be there?  Dammit!

Not only that, but the dumb @$$ has already had the kid admitted to hospital for 2 days because instead of taking her to the doctors when she fell ill, she just bitched about it on FB.  Poor kid ended up with a whopping respiritory infection. 

 

Of course I didn't know she would be there when I said I would go, and now it is going to take all my strength to deal with it.

I honestly don't think I will even manage to say hello to her.  Should be interesting...
 

 

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Milk8shake - Yep, we are cycle buddies, pretty much. I think I'm 7-8 DPO today. I think rcr must be somewhere close, because I've been stalking the IVF thread a little and she said her blood test is the same day as mine - Friday the 13th!

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SweetBee-your tests look progressively darker to me! And I am soooo happy for you!  To answer your question, I was having crazy ewcm today but that doesn't necessarily mean O yet..we shall see..unfortunately DH was not feeling up for BD either. Sigh. I hope I didn't miss it, but then again, even "early" O'ing for me is around CD20, and right now I'm on CD15. So I would be shocked if I was o'ing today. Here's to hoping for tomorrow for BD though!

 

Monkey- really really hoping for you. It sounds good so far!

 

LTB- do you mean you wouldn't be able to have the child baptised and therefore not be able to participate in the sacraments? What if you ended up having the child for years and years? Surely you would be able to then, right? I would think you would be able to raise a foster child according to your own religious beliefs. But I don't know anything about the system, I admit. I also think it is *fantastic* that you are starting this process! I know for me, like Milkshake, I am not ready to take that on. I love the idea of it though, because I love love love babies so much, but I just do not have the strength to do it this time. Maybe though, if my son was older, like your DD is, I could do it. At any rate, I think you should talk to the social worker about wanting to raise the child in the church and see what they have to say. I hope you would be able to, because that would be really strange to be raising your daughter that way and not the foster child.

 

Milkshake- Wishing you luck at that tupperware party. I would be hard pressed to speak to her. I might squeak out a hello. But then she might hear in my voice what I was feeling. Anyway, I hope it goes well. Sorry you are dealing with that.

 

MBA-I like the idea of a doll or special blanket, or perhaps the pillowcase you mentioned. Something beautiful she can hang on to and maybe be comforted by. It's so hard...my DH's grandfather is in a home too, with dementia, he's just not quite to the stage your MIL is at..but I remember when my grandfather was too. It's all so sad. I hope you find just the right thing!

 

 

 

 

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Thanks, everyone, about the comments about our new development in life. :) (The crisis foster care thing.) It meant a lot to be able to tell about it here, as we are not telling people in real life until we have really been approved.
 

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I totally admire you for being willing to take this on, because you would need so much inner strength.  I don't have that in me now.  Maybe in the future. 

 

Thank you. I went to their info meeting two years ago and did not have it in me, then. I was too afarid to even call the social workers, hoped I would get pregnant, etc. Also, dd was only 4 then and it makes a big difference that she is 6 now. Dd still wants to adopt but says that, since we can't, she would like to care for the babies. She is so much like me.... I hope she will never have trouble conceiving, as she is such a "momma" already at 6.

 

 

As far as discussing religious stuff, I think you need to be honest.  Here, they are open to families of all shapes and sizes, and the main focus is values and morals, not personal beliefs. 

 

Yes... I discussed this "issue" with the social worker. I want to be really honest, so they exactly who we are, you know. Religion is tricky here, though. Will explain more below.

 

 

AFM:  Today, off to a stupid tupperware party.  Guess who will be there?  The previously mentioned "friend" who I have major issues with regarding her past termination.  Did I mention that she now has a two week old who will also be there?  Dammit!

Not only that, but the dumb @$$ has already had the kid admitted to hospital for 2 days because instead of taking her to the doctors when she fell ill, she just bitched about it on FB.  Poor kid ended up with a whopping respiritory infection. 

 

Oh, God!

 

You have my permission to try to stay away from her or whatever you need to do. I will be thinking of you.

 

Since I did not participate in the discussion about terminations, I will just say that I am always against. Does not stop me from trying to understand the person, though, of course. I mean what sort of a situation one must have found herself in to have to even consider that. I just wish it weren't so and babies would come to only those who want them and will love them and care for them. Yet, growth and change can come from the most unexpected situations... or not.

 


 

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LTB- do you mean you wouldn't be able to have the child baptised and therefore not be able to participate in the sacraments? What if you ended up having the child for years and years? Surely you would be able to then, right?

 

That's just it... The problem is that we are in a country which is about 90% Protestant Christian. We are Catholic... When the country became Protestant, Catholics were driven out of this country (long ago) and it became punishable by death to be one. So, you could say, a lot in the religious life in this country had been defined by opposing Catholicism. However, what is worse for us, really, is that most of those 90% who are Church members, are really more atheists or agnostics or something like that. The thinking here for many is basically that being religious equals being an idiot and maybe even a bit dangerous. Since people know so little about Catholicism, we are seen about as strange as Jehova's Wittnesses (no offense, please,just stating how people see it here...). There may also be the underlying suspicion that we would be doing foster care in order to convert kids to become members of our "cult." (Hah, you know, cause there are only a billion Catholics worldwide.) So, to make a long story short, fostering long term would be difficult, I think, unless the child's bio parent were originally from another country or otherwise were sympathetic or just did not care. Now, it is not impossible that someone would actually see our faith as a positive. Such a bio parent would be, I think, really in the minority, though. Since we go to Mass every Sunday, obviously the child would go with and would also see us pray, etc. However, I do think that the bios or the social worker could easily prevent the child from receiving the sacraments (First Communion around 8 yo, mainly). That is not so awful, really, but I think the child could feel different and singled out. Most kids are baptized in the Protestant church, anyway, so most likely we would not even need to think of Baptism.

 

The stereotypes are interesting... and sad. I was telling the social worker how we have a very international group of friends (people from dozens of countries in church) and that we would love to foster babies of any color and background. (Some foster parents here might not be so comfortable with the idea that strangers would think the mother had had kids with two differents dads.) She then asked me if we would be ok with fostering a Muslim child (short term). I had to laugh, really. Dh's best friend is a practicing Muslim... We have nothing against any group of people, even if there are some lifestyles we don't think are beneficial. The thought of somehow discriminating against a baby due to the religion or parents' choices or something is so absurd to us. Yet, the question was honest and well meant and this we appreciated, but it does show something about the attitudes here.

 

And, in the middle of it all, I have that little hope that there will be a parent out there (here) somewhere, who needs US. That for someone it will be easier to let the baby go to foster care because she can know that it is likeminded people taking care of her child, whatever that means. As I told the social worker, maybe we will never foster long term... No matter what, I just want to say we are here and willing, in case we are needed.

 

One great thing to me is that the expectation is always that the child will leave our home, either going back to bio parent(s) or to a long term foster home. Yet, we also have the right to request to keep the child in case the plan is long term foster care. I am thrilled to think that we will (likely) be able to know the bio mom at least a bit by then, and will know the child. That we dh and dd would be able to know exactly what they think before we decided to ask to become the long term foster parents... if that ever happens.

 

This is really the light at the end of the tunnel for me... Life may not always go as I thought, but things may still turn out better than well. That is what I am hoping for. :)

 

Since I am on this topic.... Dd lived on me and nursed on demand until she weaned at almost 4. I will need to think and study to learn how to ap a baby whom I cannot nurse. It simply was such of big part of my method of parenting a baby and a toddler. Also... If I knew a baby was going to stay, I would plan to relactate. (I think I would be allowed to nurse.) However, since I would never know long enough beforehand that a baby was going to come who we would know would not be going back to bioparents, I could not prepare. I will think of all this more in case we are able to find out why we are infertile. I might be crazy enough to try to pump and donate milk if I knew there was not way I was going to be able to have a bio child. Or maybe not... Maybe that is just way too crazy!

 

Anyway... I am so very excited... and it feels good after all these years. It used to feel too hard to think of sending the baby away when the time came... Now I feel like I have been through enough to know it will be ok. I would rather love and lose than not love at all, if that makes sense. It also helps, that we are not yet ready to look to foster long term. We will simply approach this as short term crisis care and if the "right baby" comes along that would be free to stay, we will consider the long term option then.

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Thanks everyone and esp. miriam for taking the time to post a pic of your tests! I feel a bit better now. smile.gif Interesting how your line was still so light with a beta of 43 and 348 even, considering the tests start at 10. My test this morning was also light, but definitely darker than yesterday's. I guess it can't be a fluke then after 4 days of lines that are getting darker. Though my husband doesn't seem to trust those faint lines quite yet.

 

Wondering when I should go to an OBGYN. They probably can't do anything until like 8 weeks, right? That's when my first appt was with my son. But it's so long to wait! And then I'm worried about canceling what was to be our first appt with the RE (end of May) because we had to wait almost half a year for them to fit us in and, well. . . I don't really want to jinx it, but I know things sometimes happen.

 

monkey, thanks for explaining the veggies. Sounds cute. winky.gif Good luck in your TWW. And milkshake and rcr (and anyone else I missed), too. When are you all testing? Soooo anxious for you! Go January 2012 babies!

 

LTB, that's really amazing of you to take care of babies in need of a caring home. I hope you get to keep at least one of them.

 

lilmom, I'm sending you my early O vibes!

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Sweet.Bee - Well, I will be the first to go all dancing veggies on you!

 

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BABY INSIDE!!!!!!!

 

Let me know when/if you feel comfortable being moved to our BFP list. :)

 

AFM, soooo tempted to test this morning (especially since I couldn't really sleep and have been up since about 5 AM), but didn't do it. I'm holding firm till tomorrow. I know I couldn't believe a faint positive today, anyway, and that, honestly, tomorrow's result is likely to be ambiguous, but I'll be about 10 DPO Sunday, so I'm going to give it a try.

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miriam, thanks so much for sharing your experience. It makes me feel better. I guess a regular obgyn wouldn't do betas for me, would they? I didn't have them last time. Maybe it would make me obsess even more anyway.

 

monkey, cool! Veggies! Hoping you get a Mother's Day treat tomorrow when you test and I can return the favor! winky.gif You can move me, I guess. I'm feeling good about it now, though I don't think my heart has stopped racing since I saw the first faint line on Wed. Now I just need to go figure out how to make one of those cute counter signature things. smile.gif

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You're on the BFP list now! And I love your new siggy!

 

Also, yes, a regular OB can order beta tests! Lots of them do. :)

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You're on the BFP list now! And I love your new siggy!

 

Also, yes, a regular OB can order beta tests! Lots of them do. :)


Agreed.

Sweet.bee - just call your OB. Maybe they can get you in for an appointment with the nurse at least (that's what mine did) so I was able to at least get blood work done. Then things finally worked out and I got to see the doctor earlier than originally planned. Anyway, I'm so excited for you!!
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Sweet.Bee--Congratulations! joy.gif

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You're on the BFP list now!


Awesome! It feels kind of surreal to see myself there.

 

Now, I'm going to be checking obsessively to see your + test picture tomorrow. Too bad I have to wait so long because I'm so many hours ahead of you (7? 8?).

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Congrats Sweet bee!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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It's ok rcr and enigo, I'm still; here and remember Mae too ;P

 

Also, re: asking my best friend to donate: yes, husband s on board, he thought of it in fact after I saw the friend last weekend for the first time in ages. He'd forgotten how much they look alike.

 

ps: i have a new kitten :O

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Wow! So, what did he say? That sounds like it would work out really well for you..I assume your husband is totally on board with it? Sure would be great to save that $1200..

 

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Monkeyscience mine just jumped like that too from 97.7ish to 98.23.  I wonder how much of a difference might waking up for an hour at 3:00 AM made?  I went back to sleep, and temped at my normal time more than three hours later but that awake period was quite unusual.

 

Anyhow my cycle's a little odd, I think my O may have been a few days later than FF says but I also think we might have really missed O for the first time since I've tracked it.  I didn't keep track of BD so I am not even sure of that.  I petered out while waiting for indications of impending O while my temp was low and then I missed a day and then up it went.  I was short on EWCF and my cervix never clearly was soft and open either.  I basically had no decisive signs of O except temps, but maybe in hindsight.  FF is calling it as a fallback rise I think.  My normal LP breast tenderness seems to align about right with FF's O day making it actually more likely that we caught it.

 

Who knows?

 

I've been taking maca.  Nice energy.  Pre-maca I also experienced amazing improvements with my hormone issues that I cannot definitely attribute to any one change I've made but wow.  I have had significant melasma for about four years and it is actually going away.  (This is AKA the mask of pregnancy and involves distinct patches of brown and white sun-sensitive skin on my face caused by estrogen dominance.)  I have more energy now than I have in the past decade.  Basically, I am seeing disappearing hypothyroid symptoms having never taken any glandulars.  I have addressed several possible deficiencies with supplements, changed my diet, increased my exercise, reduced stress and am sleeping better hours, and I have a new type of water filter and quit coffee.  I am happy and thankful that TTC has helped me get healthier and while basking in those good feelings also feel more willing to accept not having another LO after all.  Sigh.  Life really is too good to complain, though.

 

BTW Congrats to you both Sweetbee and Lavatea!

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Glad to see some people coming out of the woodwork so we know you're still there. :)

 

Sweet.Bee - You're probably about 8 hours ahead of me. I'm in US central time (GMT -6, if that helps more!). And I'm honestly not expecting an unambiguous answer. If it's a faint +, I won't be sure if it's still my hCG shot or not. I thought my test was pretty faint Wednesday, but it's been sitting face-up in the garbage since then, and I can clearly see the second line from a distance, so maybe not as faint as I thought. I will try to get on here and say something, if I have time. We leave for church at 8:30, and proceed to spend the day running around town between our families, so we'll see. I hate it when people leave me hanging though, so I really will try!

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