I thought I'd get in here on the first page. A lot of us are definitely going through some rough times!!!
L'Nayim, I'm glad you're back. I've been thinking about you! And guess what- I'm going to be here when you come in July so I'm looking forward to giving you a real hug. But for now,
to your sister! WTH?
: and I don't do this very much by I am spreading some
for your up and coming IUI.
Adina, at least you have something to "keep your mind off of" your 4 month cycle.
: Have you ever had a workup with a naturopath or something along those lines? Wouldn't it be great if they could tell you-oh, your liver is out of whack- take these herbs and you'll be in balance again...If only, and if only you had the boatloads of $ it takes to see these great alternative providers.
Sleepymama, glad to hear the LLL conference was good. Does this mean your business is back up and running now or soon? That's cool that you got to connect with another mama who has a baby with a heart problem.
Johanna, I started shopping at my local food co-op again and I thought of you when I looked through some of the vegan/raw treats. Are you able to be a vegan in Alaska these days?
djs, welcome back. Good luck on your weight loss and getting yourself into a good head space. What a tough journey.
Jodi, I bet it will be hard to be around all the pg bellies at the LLL conference. Yesterday I got annoyed when I saw that someone I know from the neighborhood that I haven't seen in a long time and her partner walked by with a newborn in a baby bjorn. Why was I annoyed, might you ask? Well, on a terrible level, I was mad because I thought to myself "Even lesbians have no trouble having a live baby and here I am..." I feel so bad that this is what popped into my head, but it's not the first time. I live in a neighborhood nicknamed the "stroller mafia" by people who don't live here, so it's pretty intense how many pg people and young families there are. Now you know that I'm pg so that line of thinking shouldn't even make sense, but hey, what can I say?
Annie, Hope you have a great birthday month!
I am annoyed for non-ttc/pg related reasons so I thought I'd share with you:
~The discussion board I administrate for stillbirth mamas was severely
hacked into on Tuesday and the board is all jacked up. We've lost all threads save a very few from last April '04 when the board began. Memberships were deleted, $ disappeared from the community chest....we are told that some, possibly not all of the info can be restored because the hackers also deleted some of their backup files. What the fuck? We PAY for this service!!!!! I am beyond frustrated. If I wasn't pg, I would have had a smoke by now, and I don't smoke!
~My fellowship has ended (along with my paid-for health insurance) and my contract at my job doesn't start until Feb 1, '06, so I need to purchase COBRA to keep our insurance for the next 6 months. You know, since I'm seeing a midwife, a perinatologist, a back up OB, a hematologist and starting today (yay) a chiropractor. Also, my meds for my disorder cost $20/shot and I have to take it every day until 6 weeks post partum. So, to keep family insurance like I have now, it would cost us $1279/month.
Needless to say we will have to drop down to individual coverage for me only, which will still cost us $2500 for the 6 months. Oh, and I did say I won't be working for that six months, right?
Well, last night I insisted that dh take me to McDonald's because I wanted chicken mcnuggets. I proceeded to order a 20 piece and I inhaled them no, not all of them!) in the car on the way home.
: They were so good! I haven't Micky D's since I saw Supersize me and I wasn't eating it very much before then either. Now that it's the next morning I'm waiting to see how much my gut will thank me for that. :LOL