oh geez Caly....
TT - I second Pitch's post. I hope you can find an outlet for your complaint against the midwife. Maybe in a little while once the emotions are thinner, post up a review on Yelp or RateMDs or something? I have a secret hope that doctors read their own doctor reviews and (assuming they're written fairly) might learn to improve their practice based on feedback. It may be cathartic too.
Pitch - Do you have aphids? You needs some lacewings! Did your posted get cut off? (trails of with an "and ") Taking a breather from charting and other obsessing might be good. I did spas and good food in Italy, and it was an awesome relaxation away from TTC.
Taxi - Thinkin' of you…
AFM - It's pleasant to have "arrived" in the TWW at 6DPO. I went from pre-O to 6DPO in an instant yesterday! heehee. I'm hoping for a nice, LONG LP. We're hosting an annual 100-person BBQ on Saturday and this year, for the first year ever, I plan to party and let my hair down. Usually I fret around playing hostess and never relaxing myself. If I get a BFN Friday and Saturday morning, I'm going to have some FUN! If I get a BFP, I'm also going to have fun, but of a flavor. :)
TickleToes, I can't believe your CNM was so insensitive and totally unknowledgeable about why you were there in the first place. I agree that the writing is cathartic. The journeys of others help us to see the future, whatever it will be.
TaxLady, I wonder how the testing went today? Hum, anything?
Hot and humid here in Michigan. I think I am going to walk over to the community garden and take some photos of the growing crazy things! The squash have gotten HUGE in just 4 days. I might even be able to eat some of the yellow squash this week. Pea pods and kale were good yesterday. Otherwise waiting to O here.
Taxi I'm seeing about getting the thread converted into my name (or anyone else who wants to be threadqueen for a week) right away, or allow for someone else to edit that post. I'm SO sorry. This is NOT supposed to happen.
Edit: we cant really transfer the thread, so I would suggest we just wait a week and make all our new members' updates then. Don't worry about the thread at all.
Taxi, I am so, so, so, sorry. There is no doubt in my mind that you are meant to be somebody's mother. I love you and am keeping you and your DH in my thoughts.
Val, I just used an OPK. GSB popped up and smiled at me.
Rosie, you're right, I need something to do. We have no food. I should go grocery shopping.
Taxi - I know there are no words that can really comfort you right now. I am so so very sorry that you are going through this. Just know that you are very much loved, and very much in my thoughts and prayers. You have so much love to share, I just know you will be someone's mother one day.
Caly - That's a good sign!
Thanks for your advice, Rosie and boots, I really am ambivalent about going the medical route for several reasons. First of all, I'm not sure what tests my insurance here covers (it definitely doesn't cover IVF). Secondly, even if there was a problem with one of us that could only be solved by IVF, DH and I have talked about it and we're both really not into the idea of IVF - I know it sounds weird but we just don't want to go through that whole saga and conceive our child in a laboratory. I used to be quite against the whole concept in general but now I feel like it's the right thing for some people but not for me. So I don't know 100% what we would do in that situation, but I'm pretty sure we wouldn't opt for IVF. It's a scary place to be at because I have this irrational fear that I have scarred/blocked fallopian tubes, based on my history of once having some kind of infection of the cervix that required antibiotics (about 6 years ago). I was living abroad at the time and the doctor I saw was pretty crap and didn't mention anything about possible risks to future fertility, but I know it's possible (although probably unlikely, I hope!). So yeah, I probably won't be seeing any doctors any time soon, maybe in a few months.
Boots - hope you're taking advantage of the O situation!
Taxi - I'm sorry to hear this wasn't your month. Let's hope that next month is the one for you and for all of us! (wouldn't that be a cool coincidence)
Caly - I also see a hint of a line on the test you posted - hope it works out for you!
Taxlady, I am so sorry to hear the test was negative. to you.
I can't remember who asked, but DH is doing okay with the 10 hour days. The getting up in the morning is the hardest. Now we get up at 5 a.m. I start teaching summer school next week so it will be fine but I have got to get to sleep sooner. It was 10 p.m. before we called it a night last night.
Question for the temping ladies, I am not sure if I am sick or if bumping my testing time BACK 30 minutes is what is causing my temp to be higher. Any ideas?
It is really weird. My throat has felt a bit yucky but other than that I don't feel sick.