Caly - How long is DH around for, and how long will he have to leave for again? Fingers crossed for you this cycle. Relaxation is supposed to be the name of this game, so good luck with that!
Pitch - cervix position has me stumped. Like clay, it seems to be in the wrong place at the right time. I gave up on it, but still reach in there sometimes out of curiosity.
chap - Looks like the name of the game this month is less-stress-obsess-TTC month! :) YAY FOR HONOLULU!! How many days is your "layover?"
Boots - I stopped in to my local TCM practitioner. He hardly speaks english and the signs are all in chinese, which I took to be a good thing. He's not a fertility specialist, but he said $100 for the first visit and $60 each subsequent. When I looked dubious he said "But maybe discount in this bad economic climate." I don't know where those prices fall in the reference range.
Welcome ErinBriana! Sorry for your loss. Hopefully, as always, you enjoy your stay here but that it is short!
Jessimaca - That women DEFINITELY stepped in where it was unnecessary.
AFM - I'm trying OPKs with FMU this cycle. If I don't do it first thing, I don't do it with any regularity. I also never withhold my liquids, so each month I get a less-than-positive result. Now that I know I can ovulate (as evidenced by the progesterone test), I'm experimenting with the OPKs. THis morning I got a darkened line, a few days before expected O, so we'll see if it keeps getting darker.
I should clarify, I didn't *really* get a fridge out of the crying deal. I've been contemplating and thinking about the fridge since 2008 when we moved in here. But the stars finally aligned and the second hand place had a bottom-freezer french-drawer black unit that was exactly what I wanted. So, it all fell into place. :)
My MIL brought up an off-the-wall comment yesterday, saying that my SIL and I will have problems with our naming issue. Apparently SIL wants to name a girl baby same as me. Hmm. Well, My thought is that whoever has a girl baby first gets the name, no love lost. She's getting married in August and I don't expect she'll TTC immediately, but who knows. I would not be upset if she "took" the name because she has every right to it (It's a strong family name on both my DH's family sides), but I have a feeling she wouldn't feel the same. Seems like she thinks she has a right to it. In my head she has no more right to it than DH, but in this family it's mostly women who deal with kids, so they see it as ME taking the name, not DH. Otherwise I have an AWESOME relationship with my in-laws. It discomforts me that this could be a point of contention. :(