escher, I appreciate your comments on Brill. I found it somewhat useful but agree that it almost makes achieving pregnancy sound easy... And it didn't convey anything to me about the sheer amount of *waiting* that would be involved, which is the aspect of TTC that I've found more difficult than anything else. Good luck with tomorrow's u/s!
I'm glad your dogs are getting along, twomommyfamily! Hope tonight's trigger goes well... Got your full positive yet?
Darcy, I used to crochet and found it wayyyy easier than knitting, because it was easier to correct my mistakes... But I think the stitches themselves are harder. After a while I realized that I much prefer the way a knitted object looks compared to crochet, so switched crafts; I was also heavily influenced by my older sister, who is a professional knitter/knitting pattern designer. I always recommend that newbies make a scarf or a cowl for themselves, with simple stitches and really big needles and the nicest wool they can afford, so that they actually finish it and want to wear it and then get compliments on it... Nothing inspires future projects better than getting good feedback! How was your appointment today?
Yes, Sphinxy, I admit that at times I *do* get resentful about the questions coming from those privileged enough to get pregnant easily and without a thought! But I have a couple very close friends currently experiencing infertility in hetero relationships and it makes me *so glad* that I don't have to go through that... DP and I always knew we'd need a bit of help, you know? And I love your Cirque de Soleil quote! As I've mentioned on here before, my job requires a lot of heavy lifting, and I long ago had to give up on the idea I'd get to take it easy during the TWW.
Heh heh, chortles, yes!!! This choir is saying AMEN too!
Good advice, Friedrike, and I'm inspired by your running half-marathons, pregnant or not. I'm gearing up for a 10 km race in a couple months, and it's taking a lot of training for me to feel ready; maybe I'll look into what longer races there are around here for after that, to keep the momentum going!
Great news on the progesterone, Lizbian! I just checked my bloodwork results from last week, and it was my progesterone level of 17 nmol/L that made the RE think I'd ovulated (well, that and the corpus luteum in my ovary seen in the u/s), so even without knowing what your base level usually is, 29 sure sounds like a confirmation of ovulation to me!
You're sounding so zen about the TWW, scorp! Good for you... And so I'll refrain from symptom spotting, even though I want to soooo much, because I need to live vicariously through all of you who are waiting to know! FX and baby dust...
KWPX2, on the other hand, I just can't help myself from saying that your emotional reactions sound like a pretty good sign... So sorry about the flu! What crappy timing! I've also got FX and baby dust sending your way.
Sandiego, I can't even imagine how hard it would be to see your pregnant sister... Or actually I can, because my sister is also planning to get pregnant but not until next year, and when she told me this my immediate reaction was to be totally terrified she'd get pregnant before me (her partner is male). I'm not proud of that, especially because I love her so much, and she's already two years older than me so doesn't have as long as I do to TTC! Yes, your time will come soon. And when it does, it will all be worth it. And your kid will have a cousin, which will be so great.
FX for you, lea2012! Odd breast expansion, what?!! I didn't know about that symptom! Ahh, the things one learns here in QC... Thanks for sharing!
Onward and upward indeed, soto! Glad your RE visit went well... It sounds like the extra monitoring will be really useful. I'm curious: I know PDX isn't very far from Seattle, but to my foreign eyes it still seems like a long trek for a birth... How would you get there? How soon into labour would you go?
I'm chart-stalking you, fmorris... You've got a good long luteal phase going on! That's so great! I'm on the 9th day of mine, and already feel cramps starting... Which isn't terribly short, if AF comes tomorrow, but still not ideal.
AFM: Thanks for your kindness re: my bad feelings around my ex's new baby. I appreciate it. Nothing else to report... Twiddling my thumbs, waiting for AF!
Question of the Day:
Where, at this point in your thought and planning process, is your ideal place to give birth and why?
I'd like a home birth, maybe in a water tub... But DP is against both those ideas! I like being in my own space, with my own comforts around me (and water just sounds nice). DP and I'll have plenty of time to hash it out... And regardless, I'll have a midwife, and she could also deliver the kid at the hospital if we go that route, so I feel good about that.