Please join me when you ready.
In the meantime, I'll be following along here, offering up comments when it seems right.
I'm so glad I found this thread! I haven't had time to read through all the pages and get to know people and a bit about their journeys yet, but hoping I will once DS (age 2) falls asleep. We're ready to start TTC baby number two--IUD coming out next week!--but even before we do, I'm trying to prepare myself emotionally. I don't want to get totally worked up about charting and possible symptoms and all the rest (although no judgement towards those who do.) I got a little maniacal while TTC our son, and in hindsight, he came through to us exactly when he was meant to. I want to remember that with this TTC adventure and just take a laid back approach to it. Looks like I've found the right tribe---can't wait to get to know all of you!
Hey, guys! This cycle is officially over, but next cycle is a go. And, I'm super excited to try again because I know DH will be home the whole time and not out of town. Goodluck, ZenquakerK! I just had an interview today with a school and an hour later they called back to offer me the job! Yea, so excited! It's a teaching position, but without teaching pay, so that's a bummer, but I'll get to do the job I want within biking distance of my house, so that's a plus, even if it means balancing three other extra-curricular jobs on top. Sorry for the run-on sentence, y'all.
Anyway, at our celebration dinner, DH and I were even talking about getting a puppy to give our old dog some company. So, cheers to inviting chaos into our lives. Who knows what beauty will come of it!
So, uh not sure if you all follow the ONE thread but.... I'm knocked up! Got 2 positives last night at 12DPO, another 2 positives this morning. Holy crap! I'm so excited, and still I can hardly believe it. Temp went up this morning too, and I've been feeling really gross for a few days - like I have a sore/upset tummy all the time.
So sorry writinglove. I'm sending you some comforting thoughts as I'm sure this is a tough time.
AFM - just hangout out and waiting for that blasted O to happen. I wasn't able to get the spa day books (that will bring some relief during the 2WW), but have been successful on vegging out this week. DH & I are off for a "date day" as ds is in his last day of day care. Other good news, I've received an email inquiring about possible doula services. We'll see if it works out, but it would be my first client if so. Yay. Something else for me to obsess about. Hope everyone is looking forward to a relaxing weekend.
7dpo - halfway through the 2ww! (well possibly just 6dpo - confusing chart) Even if I am just 6dpo I ovulated earlier than usual which has been making me more hopeful for a bfp. I'm keep trying to not be so hopeful since I'll only be more disappointed when AF comes, but then I think "well, I should allow myself to embrace both possibilities fully," so then I need to think of ways to embrace the possibility of a BFN more. I was thinking of making some new cloth menstrual pads since I'm itching to sew for a baby and shouldn't yet. I do really need more cloth pads and that would be one way to literally embrace AF!
Today our church had a work party to help clean and renovate an old house that our new pastor is moving into. Plenty of paint fumes, mouse dust, cleaning chemicals, etc. that I don't want to be exposed to if I am preggers, but I enjoy work parties and thought I could find things to do that didn't involve breathing in nasty stuff. I mostly avoided the fumes and stuff but it was a very frustrating morning, and a friend asked me if I was pregnant when I told her I was avoiding paint fumes. What do you all do about that sort of thing? It's so hard to avoid everything harmful, and who knows if you're really pregnant, yet the first trimester is the time when it's most important to avoid that stuff! I try to avoid chemicals when not pregnant too, but I'm not as rigid about it.