Chapluqa: Congratulations! That's fantastic, and I look forward to seeing you and your sticky little one over on the graduates thread.
Cath: You're sweet, you said you missed me! I'm still here on and off, I read occasionally but my computer has been slow recently, so it takes a while to load MDC pages.
Bel: It makes me happy to see you posting. I will be even happier when you're posting in the graduates thread, but I'm glad you check in once in a while so I can see how you're doing.
Calycanth: I'm waiting impatiently for your husband to come home so you guys can get back to business, and I can start rooting for you again.
Tickletoes: I'm very glad that you are back. I think it's good that you took the time to let yourself grieve, I think that's really healthy for you. I also think it's good that you knew when it was time to try to move on through that grief. And it's very normal and healthy that you have mixed feelings about all the pregnancies at work. And I think I told you this already, but one of my best friends is her mom's second child after two miscarriages. No treatments or anything necessary, it just started working for her. I'm glad it sounds like you have such a great doctor, and I'm glad that the doctor sounds so hopeful for you! As to the bike and the slipping chain, it really is unsettling when that happens, but the upside is that it's usually pretty easily fixed yourself. I recommend getting a book about basic bike maintenance and learning how to fix the most common and easily fixed things - not because it's necessary most of the time, but because I found it really empowering to be able to fix my bike myself. Usually a slipping chain is caused by a shifter that's slightly too loose or too tight. I could probably give you remote instruction in the likely fix (which is really easy, although hard to describe. It's just tightening or loosening a screw) if you want. PM me. And I'll ask my BIL what book he read about bike maintenance, he really liked it and it was very clear. Regarding running, if you do want to try and start, I found that as much as I hated running before (and that was a lot), I started liking it (yes, actually liking it) when I got a heart rate monitor. It gave me a specific number that showed my output - and when it felt unreasonably hard, it was because I was actually working really hard. It might be good for use on your bike-commute, too. I don't know about you, but it gave me a real sense of accomplishment to be able to see (and record) my exercise efforts in a quantitative way.
Boots: I don't know if you're still reading here or not, but I'm thinking about you. I hope you're doing well. Hugs!
Taxlady: I'm nearly certain you're not reading here, but you're in my thoughts too. I miss you and have tons of good thoughts for you.
Newbies: Hello and welcome! I hope you all have relatively easy, fast journeys.
Everyone: I'm still hoping hard for all of you. I'm going to try to keep up with you all until you're all pregnant. Which will be soon. Keep on supporting each other, this is a good, strong community. Love to all!