Boots, I'm so sorry for the crappy stuff going on with you. I know that TTC is extremely stressful, then coupled with a stressful job like teaching can sometimes send the best of us to the edge. I teach little kids, and I get especially frustrated when I see absent parents and I think, "Wait a sec. I actually *want* a child, why is it not perfectly easy for me to have one?" It can be tough, but I agree with Lilac, you can do it!! (I have nearly 4 more weeks left with my kiddos---it's like teaching a roomful of squirrels!)
Lilac, the flu is awful!! I hope you feel better quickly. Do you take prenatal vitamins? I've found that since I started my prenatals I've actually been sick less, and even my allergies seem to lessen. Good luck with your charting---it is very informative. :)
Caly, I like the thread question! My celeb crushes are usually foreign men, especially Brits. Hugh Grant, Clive Owen, James McAvoy... it must be the accent!
Rosie, I've been very guarded with telling our friends we're TTC. I've told my older sister, since she has 3 little kids and she has been a wealth of information. We're very similar with our body types and we even have the exact same allergies, so I've received some good info from her. Haven't told my parents or DH's. I've told one friend at work, and that's about it. I think people wouldn't be surprised to know we're TTC since I'm 30 and we're both crazy about kids.
Cath, I'm sorry about your cat. Are those your pets in your profile pic? Cuteness! We have 2 dogs, a dachshund and a beagle mix, and they pretty much rule me completely. I don't know what I will do when I lose either one; it's too difficult to contemplate.
Taxi, yay! You are on your way!! Are you still charting to see if you O'd, or did your dr do a special test to see the follicles? I'm fascinated by the IVF process. My best friend did IVF and wound up with triplets after 4 years of TTC. She has severe endometriosis and her dr said IVF was a long shot. Two embryos implanted and one of them split spontaneously, hence the triplets. Really a very inspiring story and they are over the moon with those babies.
Ram, we are both in the TWW and it's getting a lit-tle rough already. I'm only 3 DPO. Rawr!! How's it going for you??
AFM, I was very concerned that I missed my ovulation date and had the whole thing timed wrong with BD'ing. But as it turns out I think I ovulated on Thursday since I've had high temps the last 3 days. Yippeeee!!! I still had a somewhat funky cycle so I'm not getting my hopes up for this time, but at least I know I still have a shot. Trying to keep the glass half full etc. etc.
Baby dust to all of you wonderful ladies!!