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Thank you, everyone! I'm so excited. Hoping it sticks :throb

 

I really appreciate all the assurance re: money. It is really only this situation, with the check from his old company bouncing, that is causing problems. Mark was able to talk  to someone there and hopefully it will be cleared up in the next day or two. We are lucky to have been pretty financially stable the last year or so. I was very, very poor raising Clementine by myself, and we struggled a bit until Mark got the job here last year. I completely agree that as long as you have love and support you can be happy. Clementine looks back on the time we lived in a studio apartment and had less than $100 a week to live on with extreme fondness, and I do too. And all throughout the money troubles we had our first few years together, Mark and I were madly in love and so happy to have each other. We knew we'd make it through. It wasn't even that hard.

 

Good to hear from you, WaterMama, how are you feeling?

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Mares!!!! I totally see it! Wooooohooooo! And I'm sorry about the money woes. DH and I were in a tight financial spot in when the recession was at it's lowest point. Overdraft fees kicked our butt a few times, and I remember one time having only $40 to buy groceries that had to last the five of us a full week. That sucked. But we made it through, and things are back to how they should be. They will be for you, too. xoxo
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Yay mares! Congrats! Can't wait to see your next test wink1.gif
I agree cricket is right with the money thing, love and health are all that is important!...
So rude that that cheque bounced though...
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Congratulations mare! That is great news. How did you tell DH?????
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Maybe that big powerful full moon we had a few weeks ago helped with all these BFPs!!
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Mares- I am glad that this is only temporary. Thank goodness hubby has a good job opportunity already. You are fortunate.

I too remember living in a 900 square foot apartment with DD when I first got divorced. We lived there for 3 years until I got remarried. Even now she looks back and misses that place. It is funny I wondered if she would want to live with her dad because he has money and comes from a wealthy family...he lives on the water and has a boat and lots of cool things to do. But she would have rather stayed with me in that tiny apartment. So LOVE is what really matters.

Yes Oxford I wondered if it was that full moon!! Lol....

I am feeling so sick. Not to complain because I am grateful to have this little life. But whoa...I am going to start iron supplements because I was a bit anemic before I conceived so I know I must be low now.

How is everyone doing? Oxford is your longest 2WW going by somewhat quickly? I hope that you can start meds and have a great outcome!!

Chuord did you receive your wild yam cream?? Hope that helps boost your progesterone!

Hope everyone else is doing well!!
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I am still waiting for AF after my miscarriage/D&C, it has been about 4 weeks total since then. POAS about a week ago- faint positive still from the miscarriage, and BFN 3 days ago, so that's good. I had a terrible migraine for no good reason 2 days ago, which usually happens a few days before my period... No signs of it yet but hopefully soon. But at least no more condoms now that I know my HCG levels are zero / undetectable. Funny to be excited for AF/ BFN now...

The hospital where I work recently started doing this thing where they play a quick lullaby jingle when a baby is born. It's a small hospital and so it's usually not more than 1-2/day. I have always been against it, even before my miscarriage. Often we are seeing women for miscarriage here in the ER. Like, who is it for? I think the elderly women like it. But otherwise, I just feel like we don't need any more cute-ness around birth, and how many women are secretly feeling a stab every time it plays? It's like society just wants to further paint the picture of having babies is fun and ignoring the complexities.

So happy to see the BFPs here!

PCOS is a very clinical diagnosis, the least of which is cysts on your ovaries. I don't even think that's a necessary part of the criteria for DX. No experience with Clomid here, except for some good friends who got pregnant quickly with it. But they weren't ovulating without it. If you have normal, monthly cycles with premensrtual sx, then you are almost surely ovulating (of course, not a guarantee but close to it). But the SHG gives lots of good info otherwise (and of course a good "clean-out!").

So, would we be better served if pregnancy tests didn't work until, like, 1 week after missed period? Forced zen?
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Ratchet - hugs on AF taking so long... I'm glad you think she's round the corner.
I agree totally on the music, it would be fine if it was only played in maternity - but even then might wake sleeping babies. Have you voiced your opinion? Here's to a new month of opportunity for you too. Btw did you already tell us what you do at the hospital? We have several nurses on here and are really blessed with their knowledge smile.gif
Re the waiting the extra week - lol I feel like I do anyway, and believe me it only adds to the stress...
Oxford - I think you're right that moon was a nice fertile one wink1.gif three in one month is pretty good for our little group!
Mares, Wengrin - it's so interesting to hear about your life before remarriage, and awesome to know your daughters were with you no matter what smile.gif
Wengrin - yay for feeling off, but I'd totally supplement, Ranee uses that liquid iron, I tried it and it was gross - apparently you can't taste it if you need it wink1.gif
Oxford - how are you traveling? Been to get betas? What did dh think?
Afm - have my general doc visit today, just to check out this residual cervix pain (it is diminishing) I sad Ranee yesterday for a sinus massage (free bless her) and found out through muscle testing that I was pg this month and the sinus etc was my body in mourning - strange to think of but I know it to be true. (Its funny before af was due i was convinced i was out - dh said no i think youre pg just wait - unexpected intuition lol. So I'm just treating myself gently, and looking forward to next month.. Still taking temps and on day 5 I am still getting fluctuations daily of up to .3 degrees Celsius so no clue what's happening!
Re the cream - I haven't yet, as good as it is I'm not sure it's what 'I' need... Maybe gp will suggest something... Otherwise I still have time to see a fertility doc before o..
Edited by chuord - 11/13/13 at 2:29pm
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I forgot to add this pic I received as a thought of the day... It seems half of us have launched, some are getting ready and some are being pulled back (getting ready)
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Congratulations mare! That is great news. How did you tell DH?????

Well, I wasn't going to tell him until after the move, thinking he would be less stressed and able to be more excited, but I myself was too excited so I just had him come into the bathroom and showed him the test, haha. 

 

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I am still waiting for AF after my miscarriage/D&C, it has been about 4 weeks total since then. POAS about a week ago- faint positive still from the miscarriage, and BFN 3 days ago, so that's good. I had a terrible migraine for no good reason 2 days ago, which usually happens a few days before my period... No signs of it yet but hopefully soon. But at least no more condoms now that I know my HCG levels are zero / undetectable. Funny to be excited for AF/ BFN now...

The hospital where I work recently started doing this thing where they play a quick lullaby jingle when a baby is born. It's a small hospital and so it's usually not more than 1-2/day. I have always been against it, even before my miscarriage. Often we are seeing women for miscarriage here in the ER. Like, who is it for? I think the elderly women like it. But otherwise, I just feel like we don't need any more cute-ness around birth, and how many women are secretly feeling a stab every time it plays? It's like society just wants to further paint the picture of having babies is fun and ignoring the complexities.

That's great news about your HCG. I think it is interesting, while TTC, how you get to a point where AF is welcome because you know it is the start of a new cycle and new chance to try. 

 

I'm sorry about your work, though. I think that's very insensitive. Especially, like you said, as women are there for miscarriages and diagnostic ultrasounds and that sort of thing. The birth center I had Malcolm at had a candle they lit when there was a mama in labor, and I thought that was nice, but it is a very different situation. 

 

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Wengrin - yay for feeling off, but I'd totally supplement, Ranee uses that liquid iron, I tried it and it was gross - apparently you can't taste it if you need it wink1.gif

Afm - have my general doc visit today, just to check out this residual cervix pain (it is diminishing) I sad Ranee yesterday for a sinus massage (free bless her) and found out through muscle testing that I was pg this month and the sinus etc was my body in mourning - strange to think of but I know it to be true. (Its funny before af was due i was convinced i was out - dh said no i think youre pg just wait - unexpected intuition lol. So I'm just treating myself gently, and looking forward to next month.. Still taking temps and on day 5 I am still getting fluctuations daily of up to .3 degrees Celsius so no clue what's happening!
Re the cream - I haven't yet, as good as it is I'm not sure it's what 'I' need... Maybe gp will suggest something... Otherwise I still have time to see a fertility doc before o..

I got low on iron while I was pregnant with Malcolm and tried Floridix. It was so awful. I had it once and never, ever again! I did everything I could to avoid it - spinach smoothies, lots of kale, weekly steak, cooking in cast iron. Anything but the liquid iron!

 

Chourd, do you have an appointment with a fertility doctor, or did your GP say anything about... anything? I hope you get some answers soon.

 

AFM - Feeling very happy. I just took a First Response test and got a nice line right away (yesterday was a light line outside of the 3 mins with a $.88 WalMart test). My breasts are sore and I feel a bit extra tried and hungry. My due date will be July 26th based on the day I felt ovulation pain, and that seems right based on the tests. I made an appointment with the midwife that delivered Malcolm (in Oregon) for Dec 16th. So, yes, very excited! Nervous, of course, very hopeful. Not telling anyone else yet.

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Oh, but moving? Terrible! There is still so much to do. Totally going crazy. 

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Floridex is kinda nasty, isn't it? I switched to Mega Foods' Blood Builder (a tablet) and I had great results. It worked even better than Floridex, and that's saying a lot because Floridex works really well. It works so good, my midwife started recommending it over Floridex.

(How many times can I say Floridex in one post? Floridex Floridex Floridex!)
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Wow, so cool to see so many bfp's smile.gif congrats to the soon-to-be mom's! I've been creeping awhile. Fx for everyone!

We've been somewhat distracted and not trying super hard since we moved... But we have been trying none-the-less. Today is my birthday and also my ovulation day, according to the opk. We'll see how it goes!
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Lol, WaterMama. Good to know, though! I will have to keep that in mind.

 

Faithrising - Whoo-hoo! Catch that egg :1praying 

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Mama blue - you crack me up! At docs now... A hoping to get progesterone option, possible internal exam (still getting cervix pain) and a referral for a trans vaginal ultrasound - figure I obviously ovulate, but just to check for major issues etc... Feedback later...
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Chuord--I hope everything gets figured out!
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Thanks faith smile.gif I have an appointment with a specialist mid December... Hopefully I'll be pg by then lol!
So good to see you back here smile.gif) hope the move went well?
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Happy Birthday Faith!! Hope you spend your day doing something nice for yourself ...and maybe get a BFP in a couple weeks for a belated bday present. :-)

Mamablue- That was funny....I am going to look up that Mega Blood Builder now!! I have been using some of the leftover samples from when I was prego with DS...it's a prescription brand of some sort. It works- I feel better within a day or two. But terrible on an already sluggish GI system. Thanks for the recommendation!

Ratchet- so sorry that you've had to wait for AF and I'm sure it must be very painful to hear the lullaby. My friend just recently this past June had a stillborn baby at 20 weeks. She had just found out at 19 weeks that it was a girl, and then a week later her baby girl was gone. They suspect a Neural tube defect, spina bifida tests came back high. But devastating still. So when she and her hubby went in to be induced, she was waiting and they heard the lullaby played. Our hospital here is pretty big. I am surprised that they aren't more sensitive and realize that like you said pregnancy and delivery isn't always a magical, wonderful thing. It can bring trials and pain beyond belief. Still of course a new baby's life is to be celebrated. But maybe in the room the baby is born in or something. Anyway the happy ending is she is pregnant again...8 weeks. So far so good. And the crazy thing is she is due on June 20th, the exact day of her delivered stillborn. At first she was terrified but now she is looking at it as a sign that this is the baby that was meant to be....and will help remove the painful memory of that day that would probably live in her mind forever. (Of course she probably won't actually deliver on that day, but it is a nice thought.)

Oxford- I am keeping you in my thoughts and will be hopeful that trying the medicine is just the jump start you need for a strong O.

Chuord- I totally thought you were pregnant this month too. I was scared of an ectopic since you had so much pain...so I am really glad you're in for a check up. And yay for Fertility Specialist in Dec! I love the "arrow being pulled back...just wait and keep your focus". So true!! It seems when life is bending you the most is just before a big breakthrough to a new, better place.

Mares- I'm sure you must be completely overwhelmed moving. I am having trouble keeping up with my daily life...I can't imagine trying to pack up a house with 2 kids and move out of town. Hope things have settled down with your finances and you got the severance check cleared up.

We are going to tag along with hubby this weekend on a business trip to New York City. I have never been in the city...only outside the area. We are taking DSD out of school Monday and taking her with us. (DH's idea...since she is almost 16 and has always wanted to go.) Little DS is going along too of course because he goes wherever I go...lol. My DD was a little sad but I told her we will do a special trip for her and DSS also when they approach 16. I actually agreed with DH after thinking about it, he said an 8 yr old or even his son (11) wouldn't appreciate NYC or a trip like that. I remember last year we went on vacation and took DD and DS and DD pouted and acted grumpy when we went sightseeing in Ashville, North Carolina. She just couldn't appreciate it. It was so pretty...downtown is very neat. Lots of history...we walked around and had lunch at this great place. She laid her head on the table. Lol.....

Anyway I am hoping I feel well and we enjoy the trip. Hubby is working Monday but we'll have all day Sunday to sight see.

Take care everyone!! xx
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So my body is officially playing tricks on me. Took a test yesterday since AF was due and still a bfn. So far AF hasn't showed up yet I'm hoping she will hurry up so I can be done with the unknown. If I'm still late Saturday I'll test again but I'm 95% sure I'm out this month though.
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Hi

Mamablue- you make me laugh! Loved your post. How is the LO cooperating with you? Are you blooming yet?

Chuord- so glad you have got your fertility appointment, I hope it will put your mind at rest to explore everything. What's happening on the job front? Have you seen anything interesting lately?

Faith- lovely to see you back with us

Ratchet- I'm horrified that your hospital play that lullaby. The majority of women have faced distress related to babies before, during it after birth, it is astonishing insensitivity. I hope your complaints work, both for you and your patients.

Wengrin- glad you resolved the DSD issue and you are all having a vacation, it sounds very exciting! Let us know where you visit :-)

My DH got cross this weekend at DSD always asking for money and giving nothing back in time together or real relationship. Thank goodness he is starting to see it. It's not good for her to have an ATM relationship with her dad and we all know teenagers will if you allow it!!!

I'm feeling quite calm about getting my results in Tuesday. I continue to focus on reducing stress. This month we were not allowed to TTC with all the nasty dye I've had inside, so I know there is zero chance. It's interesting to give myself a base line for early symptoms- I still have tender breasts and feel tired.

Thank goodness it's Friday! Anyone got exciting weekend plans?
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