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post #21 of 47
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Here is to hoping for some good news in a couple weeks TeamViddy!

 

AFM, I am getting ready to go out to Las Vegas for a convention.  I am excited.  A bunch of people together for college access network discussions - how to help kids better find what education they need post high school to do what they want to do to be successful in life!  I am totally pumped.

post #22 of 47
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How is everyone?  I got back from Las Vegas on Wednesday night.  The convention was great.  Learned lots of new things.  Took a few days off of temping because of the shift ahead 3 hours of time and the fact that my roommate for the convention would come in later than me and get up way earlier than me.  Thankfully the Bajingo Juice started to flow on the day I was coming home.  I was worried I might O while I was away from DH.  Looks like there is still a chance this cycle.

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Lilac, glad you had a good trip!

 

It has been quiet around here.

 

AFM- we did decide we wouldn't TRY this month but we also wouldn't prevent. Then, I ended up O'ing a week early (thanks, Metformin!) and our timing was perfect for conceiving so, we'll see what happens in a couple weeks. The timing wouldn't be great (sister's wedding, busiest time of year at work), but I won't say no to a June-bug baby. smile.gif

 

I also had a cool experience at work yesterday. We are planning a HUGE renovation and when I was asked for a list of what I want in my department (I'm the department manager), I included a space to pump breastmilk. I included a link to a website that discusses the law regarding nursing mothers. Had a meeting with the boss yesterday about renovation stuff and he brought that item up. This is my conservative, male, "oh my god, why do I work with all these women and why do they tell me things", boss and I expected him to say we couldn't do it or the board wouldn't support it (we're too small for FLSA and can be exempted from a lot of the rules). Not only did he bring it up, we had an actual discussion about what would be needed to accomplish this and he thanked me for thinking ahead and said he thought it was an important aspect and if that's what I wanted, he was sure we could accomplish it.

Bit of bragging on myself- I'm damn good at my job and director and board know it. They want to keep me happy because although I have no plans to leave, they really want to make sure I'll stay, even after I have a baby.

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Lilac, good to hear that you had a nice time at your convention. I find continuing ed events invigorating, they renew my enthusiasm for what I do and affirm that I am on the right path. Good timing too, you never know...

 

Librarygirl, that's awesome that your boss recognizes the value of keeping you happy and of course to have a space available for other future moms. And timing wise it sounds like this might be the "oh look, wouldn't you know" month...

 

AFM: Was having a pretty hard time earlier this month, that's why it's been so quiet on my part. Been hanging out in the Saner TTC thread which is so helpful for me. I've found I'm definitely the kind of person who does better without the day to day symptom spotting.

I ran out of vitex a while back and decided to hold off since the specialist wants me off herbal supplements if I do Clomid. So this cycle is a bit wonky though it does look like I'm gearing up to O in the next 3-4 days, which is still better than CD28 (CD20 today). I'm hopeful, just like I am every month but I also feel good about knowing I can start with Clomid next cycle. Now if I could just talk DH into the idea of IUI...

post #25 of 47
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Library girl, that is so cool that you are able to work out a space to pump breast milk.  That is forward thinking. Always good to consider what is coming even when you intend to stay.

 

dakipode, hope things work themselves out as you get off the herbal supplements in preparation for the Clomid cycle.  I hope you can talk you DH into an IUI if it is necessary.  I know if it was a possibility for me and my DH, I would totally be on board with it. 

 

AFM, I am so glad it is Friday.  DH works 4 days a week, generally for 10 hours a day, so he usually has Friday off.  DH and my little brother (who is 21 years old) cleaned the house so I am totally able to relax which is so nice.

post #26 of 47

I'm tentatively peeking in to say hi... and that I miss this group. I'm not certain that I'm ready to be forum surfing and posting again, but I think about this group frequently and hope everyone is doing well.

 

I've been focusing on regaining some emotional health after my 3rd miscarriage in January. The last month or two have been better for me and it helps that we are moving forward and receiving our first month of fertility treatments. My doc put me on clomid. I did a trigger shot a week ago and had my first IUI on Monday. So now we wait.

 

I'm trying not to stress or obsess, so I'm distracting myself with knitting and throwing myself into my teaching. We just bought our house from my hubby's ex, so that has been a wonderful distraction too. We've been doing some fix-ups that have been long overdue... new roof, heat upstairs, a/c, etc.

 

What are you all doing to keep busy this fall?

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I'm tentatively peeking in to say hi... and that I miss this group. I'm not certain that I'm ready to be forum surfing and posting again, but I think about this group frequently and hope everyone is doing well.

 

I've been focusing on regaining some emotional health after my 3rd miscarriage in January. The last month or two have been better for me and it helps that we are moving forward and receiving our first month of fertility treatments. My doc put me on clomid. I did a trigger shot a week ago and had my first IUI on Monday. So now we wait.

 

I'm trying not to stress or obsess, so I'm distracting myself with knitting and throwing myself into my teaching. We just bought our house from my hubby's ex, so that has been a wonderful distraction too. We've been doing some fix-ups that have been long overdue... new roof, heat upstairs, a/c, etc.

 

What are you all doing to keep busy this fall?

 

Hi Tickletoes. Sorry to hear about your losses. :( I hope you are healing.

 

What am I doing? Well, I'm hosting a little reunion for my college friends at my place and a week after that, hosting a big Halloween party for friends and family so decorating and cooking projects are occupying my time. And puppy obedience school. After that, I think we'll work on my bedroom. DH and I are very much in love and we have a good sex life but we do sleep in separate bedrooms most nights due to insomnia (him) and snoring (me) and a myriad of other sleep issues. When we get our baby, my room will also be baby's room, provided we're still in this house (which is likely). I want to paint and redecorate and make it pretty. It doesn't look much different than it did the day we moved it. I've never done anything with it and it's a mess. I'm working on a theme/color scheme right now that isn't too "baby" so it can just be my room until our little one gets here and then can easily turn into a nursery. Leaning towards gray/coral/yellow/orange, in kind of a modern looking schemeLike: https://pinterest.com/pin/280208408036426030/.    Also liking aqua and yellow together which is kind of beachy but the rest of the house is very "caribbean" so it would fit. like this one: https://pinterest.com/pin/280208408036718791/ Good project to help with staying sane during the TTC process.

 

What's everyone else up to?

post #28 of 47
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tickletoes, I am so glad to see you again!  I hope the clomid and IUI are successful. Exciting times for you!  How am I keeping myself busy? Sewing, crocheting, and creating Algebra 2 videos for students to grade their own homework (because some kids get so lost in fractions, adding and subtracting positive and negative numbers, and in solving for a variable that my class time to teach new content disappears just answering yesterday's questions).  I made a dress for a new little girl and the photo is here http://instagram.com/p/P7Ce97pdSs/

 

librarygirl, the second nursery with aqua and yellow looks so inviting. Great idea to spend your time making your home a little more inviting while you wait for a little one to eventually be a part of it. I have been in my present home for 7 years and only painted one room - blue.  Been married for 2 years and I really need to update curtains or something to make our home "our home".  The only decorations that really changed when I married was bedding and bedroom curtains - which I love. Something new would be nice. Saving for IVF comes first though.

 

I saw that mole had her little boy - http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1363491/weekly-chat-september-17-23/280 on page 15.  Sounds like it was a rough go of it for her and the little boy.

post #29 of 47
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Catheleni had her little girl, a couple weeks early, http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1363138/fall-2012-love-for-the-preggo-bajingos-having-1-in-our-30s/20#post_17118126

 

and 2sweetSparrows had her little boy too.  Last week was a big burst of babies over on the graduates thread.  Looking forward to some more BFPs for those of us that still wait!

post #30 of 47
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Wow, another baby born last week - Nemrac had her little boy 2 months early last week on Sept. 19 . The little boy is breathing on his own and he looks so perfect even though he was early.

 

You can congratulate her over http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1363794/its-a-virgo/20

post #31 of 47

Hi Tickletoes! I think of you often. Sending you lots of positive vibes this cycle, it sounds like you have been doing some good but difficult emotional work since we last saw you. hug2.gif

post #32 of 47

Library - there have been a few times that I've been tempted to have my own bedroom due to differences in sleeping habits with my hubby! I really like the modern nursery look with the grey and the trees. I would find that so soothing in my own bedroom. :)
 

Lilac - that dress is so cute! I don't have the patience for sewing and always admire those who do. :)

 

Bootsie! Congratulations, Mama... you did it! He is so beautiful :)

post #33 of 47
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I love sewing.  Basically only been able to keep up with it on weekends while my laundry washes and dries. It is great fun!  

 

Been a couple of busy days. Hoping that any day now I will O.  Been so tired that I haven't DTD with DH which isn't the best idea.  Hope to have a higher temperature tomorrow and get onto my next cycle if I am not pregnant.

 

Anybody almost ready to test?

post #34 of 47
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My temp finally jumped!  I was beginning to think my September cycle would match last Sept where I had EWCM for almost 3 weeks.  Nope.  Stress can do funny things to my body I guess but at least I still ovulated at a reasonable time.

post #35 of 47

Lilac, yay for ovulating! It does bring a bit of hope doesn't it? Knowing that there is a possibility, however small. Sort of like winning the lottery: can't win if you don't buy a ticket and you just bought a ticket! Nice dress too, you are talented!

 

librarygirl, I like the grey and yellow scheme. We lean towards contemporary design as well and it's so hard to find similar tastes here in town. Our nearest Ikea is 6 hrs away but that's where I plan to go when we get ready for a baby.

 

Hello TickleToes!

 

AFM: I'm in the first week of TWW and staying sane. Planning to go to the Japanese Fall Festival this weekend, DH and I have gone almost every year, it's a nice way to spend the day. I also saw that National Alpaca Farm Day is going on this weekend but DH has little interest in going to see livestock, even though baby alpacas are the cutest things!

post #36 of 47

Hello ladies!

 

So good to see you all here :) It's really wonderful to hear from you TickleToes especially - I'm so glad you've been able to take some time for yourself. Boots, with you checking in it's feeling like the old gang is here, how are you doing?? I'm loving that new photo!

 

Thanks for the advice about my cycle, I'm pretty sure you're all on the money with stress making things a bit crazy. Now that I've moved cities I've signed up with my family's new doctor who I am loving! She's sent me for some bloods to get a 'fertility picture' so that she can see where I'm at. I had the CD20 blood test yesterday and will get another on CD2 (or not, if I'm knocked up - fingers crossed!) and I'm really looking forward to talking with her more about it once the results are in. One of my favourite things about her was that she didn't mention weight loss at all, just treated what I was there for which was really refreshing. It looks like I may have O'd a couple of days ago, I'll know for sure tomorrow I'm thinking, and we had great timing only....(TMI warning) because of the *ahem* position, things slipped out of place right at the crucial moment. Argh! So, we'll just have to hope something made it in there!

 

How's everyone else going?

post #37 of 47
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dakipode, sounds like a great way to stay sane. The Alpaca Farm Day sounds cool.  I think there is one near me in Michigan. Fiber is great stuff!  Would love to get some alpaca wool to make potholders or a sweater out of.

 

doula, glad you are liking your new doctor. That always is encouraging. Hopefully your situation will get more stable now and things will "slip into place" like they ought to :)

 

AFM, I am glad it is Friday and going to have some fun with a "Sadie Hawkins Hoedown" with students from school - I am a chaperone for the Sunday afternoon event.  I think it will be fun, but probably a bit cold.

post #38 of 47

Hi everyone - just quick dropping in to see what's new.  Sounds like overall a lot of great positive energy - that is bound to tip the scales in our favor! 

 

AFM, I (almost) successfully did my first Whole30.  Down 24lbs, sleeping better & my numbers are sloooowly balancing themselves.  I will be starting another Whole30 in about a week, hoping to see even more improvement.  I've also had 2 accupuncture sessions - WOW!  I am noticing mild improvements in how I feel, and she told me that within a week or two we can start working on encouraging my body to develop a more normal cycle.  DH has an appointment next week with his new naturapath, hoping it goes well - he gets a bit skittish.  Who knows - maybe October will be my month!

post #39 of 47

My latest distractions...

 

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AF is due on Monday and I'm not feeling very hopeful. My temps have been up and down the last several days. This morning's temp shot up, but I think it could be due to fitful sleeping. I'm not trusting my body at the moment, so we'll see. In spite of having some incredibly sore nipples and being excessively tired, I think I've got another round of clomid and iui in my future.

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