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post #21 of 405
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Oh, I also have to confess that I had a birthday yesterday so I guess I should be changed to 36 on the members list. Ack how does that even happen!
: Happy Birthday Sarah!
post #22 of 405
Well so far I am not enjoying this adrenal stress index test thingy. First you rinse your mouth with very cold water for 3-5 minutes, so I'm freezing now. I'm one of those people that drink room temperature or cool water. Then you stick a thick cotton roll under your tongue for 2-5 minutes and it doesn't taste bad, but it is a really uncomfortable feeling...not gross just weird. And I get to do it three more times today. : The things we do to make sure all is well. Seeing the big picture, seeing the big picture...
post #23 of 405
Oops, I was wondering why everyone was so quiet….I forgot to check for the new thread!
Thanks Kemi! I wouldn’t mind keeping the thread in May or June.

Rain, sorry to hear AF showed up.

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At long last, I am coming back to OFFICIALLY join you this month!

But was anyone else a bit nervous during their TTC transition?
An official . Yes, I was totally agonizing over the decision to start ttc. We ‘successfully’ avoided for four years, so it was quite an adjustment. Good luck!!!

Sarah your chart looks great! : for you! And Happy Birthday!

Jencat, way to go on all the home improvement work! DH and I finished up one of our projects this weekend too – we put in a tile backsplash in the kitchen. I am totally impressed with how good it looks (since dh did most of the hard work). And so glad to be done with it.

Eta: I’m reading along with the new thread as I type, so I just saw that you posted photos. Oh, but I can’t see them at work…gah....I’ll have to check tonight.

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Kemi, Christina, Cattiebrie[/B] - you've all been kinda quiet lately, I hope everything's ok.
Thanks for asking, Dee. Last week was a little rough – for some reason I’ve taken it harder this month than the others. Maybe because we passed a sort of milestone – trying 9 months/6 cycles. I’m doing a little better now though – trying to hold onto hope.

I’ve also been trying to sort through our vacation photos – I should have some posted soon.

Kripa, that test sounds sucky. You're right though, the big picture is what matters – you can do it!


eta: oh, and I bought a Clear Blue fertility monitor last week...I got a good deal on ebay, and it arrived just in time. (you are supposed to start no later than CD5.....it arrived on cd4. ) DH is getting a kick out of it - he likes the idea that the machine will tell us when to GIO. (as if he needed another reason). But so far, it's only reading "Low" so he's not so happy with it.

I'm wondering if it's possible that I'm not Oing, even though I have a clear temp shift and CM every month. Guess we'll find out.....
post #24 of 405
: : :
: HAPPY BIRTHDAY SARAH!!!! :
: : :

I won't make any April Fools jokes because I am sure you've heard enough of them in your 36 years I do have to say your parents must have had quite the time trying to convince everyone your arrival was real

Welcome to Week 2 of the TWW. I was always fine until Week 2, then I became a true crazy person. We are all here for you no matter how : you get!
post #25 of 405
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Hey everybody! Happy Monday! (I know that sounds a bit contradictory for most putting both in the same fragmented sentence, but I do hope your Monday is happy. ) Things are going pretty well on this end. Jeff is at work, I'm at home doing home stuff like paying bills and doing the never ending mountain of laundry that seems to always be there on Mondays. I'm also going to do a little studying and looking for mentors to continue my internship. I thought it would be easy here, but alas, it isn't.

SarahJen: : I've changed your age on the front page! I hope that this year or rather this month brings you much happiness in the form of a little boy or girl!

Jencat: You did a wonderful job on the windows! I think they're really pretty and definitely the sort that I'd love to have in my own home. It's very artistic looking. I love the pulleys.

Kripa: Good luck on the adrenal test! There is a light at the end of this. This is all being done for the best reason possible.

Emily: Thanks for the well wishes. It would be unbelievable to move myself to the graduates list, but I'll just be happy this month moving everybody else.

Kharen: Yes I do understand it feeling a bit surreal at first trying to conceive. DH and I were only married for about 9 months before we decided that we wanted to have children sooner than 2 years after marriage. The original plan was to wait until we were married for 2 years before we even tried to conceive. Then I started working as an LC in training and seeing babies every day and studying for doula certification and reading a LOT and discovering MDC and Mothering Magazine. Then I realized that I wanted to have children sooner and ran it by DH. He was feeling the same way, but thought that I wanted to wait and I thought he wanted to wait. Also I was on the pill for about 10 months when I went for my well woman care with my midwife at the time and she saw that my uterus was a bit larger than normal. Like 6 weeks along. Then I thought for a second that I could be pregnant on accident (oh rapture! ). Alas, I was not, but decided that I didn't want to be on the pill anymore because it was effecting my sex drive and when I read what it really did, I just couldn't do it so I stopped.

Then DH and I started trying to conceive after I stopped the pill and thought we would get pregnant right away. We didn't. So all the stuff that I was taught in sex-ed was not true. You don't get pregnant right away really. It takes time and effort. So here we are now, months later and still trying. Our timing has been off more months than not and our efforts are getting better now. So yeah, it's strange at first, but when you realize that it's going to take more than just the one incident of unprotected sex that sex-ed tells you about to get pregnant, then you get over it real quick. That's just been my experience. You on the other hand may have a completely different one. I wish for you to get pregnant and move on to a DDC this month! :
post #26 of 405
Happy Monday indeed, Kemi! I'm actually having a great day -- after meeting two deadlines yesterday, I'm relaxing. DH is home from work too, and we're just chilling out. So nice, and so necessary after a crazy weekend of work.

Sarah, Happy Birthday! Your chart is looking sweet.

Jen, those windows are absolutely gorgeous. Wood-framed windows are so beautiful. And your temperature bounce today was pretty nice, too!

Kripa, that adrenal test sounds pretty miserable. It is really cool that your doctor has taken such an interest in helping you figure yourself out, though.

Kharen, welcome back -- here's hoping for a short and sweet stay! Our first babymaking sex was a little disquieting, but it rapidly evolved into the new reality, and now I can barely recall doing it any other way!

Christina, I can't wait to see those vacation photos And it's nice to see you posting again
post #27 of 405
Thank you, thank you, thank you, everyone, for your feedback re: being a bit freaked out! I can’t tell you how much better that made me feel to know I am not alone. I guess it is a very natural reaction. I think I will just relish the closeness--physical, emotional, spiritual--with my husband this month and not overthink it.

Sarah, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! May your festivities be merry and distract you from any 2ww anxiety. Fingers crossed for you!

Jen, the windows look fantastic! You were very industrious this weekend. I’m impressed! (I am extremely jealous of your rockin’ washer and dryer!)

Christina, I’d love to see your pics. Where did you go? “DH is getting a kick out of it - he likes the idea that the machine will tell us when to GIO.” At the very least, I guess this new automated buddy will make for a novel experience this month. Here’s hoping for a “high” reading very soon! (I don’t know too much about the machines, but I would think that your monthly temp shift would be testament that you are, in fact, ovulating.)

Kripa (love the new screen name, by the way!), what is that test you’re taking? I’ve never heard of it. It sounds … interesting. I hope it brings you some answers. Good luck with it!

Kemi, what type of internship are your doing? (Sorry to be so behind and make everyone repeat themselves.) My day yesterday was filled with laundry and bill-paying, as well. Seems to be the hip thing to do right now.

Xenon, congrats on hitting two deadlines. Woo hoo! There’s no relaxation quite like post-deadline relaxation.

I'm so happy to be here finally! I wish I could have figured out some way to bring some virtual baked goods into the thread to thank you all.
post #28 of 405
Just a quick note to say the adrenal test is going much better now. I think what really bugged me this morning was that it was already chilly and then rinsing with the cold, cold water made me freezing. Now that it is warmer outside, it is warmer inside and I didn't feel as cold this time. The cotton roll under my tongue was still not particularly pleasant, but nothing like that first tactile experience. So while it certainly isn't fun, it is going better now. I'll be glad when this day is done though. Between scheduling the two opk tests (and limiting fluids before those) and the four saliva tests (and limiting food before those and types of food/drink all day) I'm a bit too in tune with my body today. Just two more to go...one in the early evening and one around midnight. I'm in bed by 10 usually so not sure how I'll swing the midnight. I can do it as early as 11 so I will probably just stay up late. Clearly I need hubby to make popcorn tonight! My popcorn excuses get pretty flimsy, but today I think I'm earning it.

I'm going to squeeze in a walk with the pooch between meetings, if I can manage to get her lazy tail off the couch.
post #29 of 405
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Kripa (love the new screen name, by the way!), what is that test you’re taking? I’ve never heard of it. It sounds … interesting. I hope it brings you some answers. Good luck with it!
It is testing my adrenal function. I don't think I could give an accurate description of any of it, so if you are curious here is an article.

I missed my dog walking window We'll just have to go after this next meeting. I decided I needed food more than air.
post #30 of 405
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[B]Kemi, what type of internship are your doing?
I'm studying to become a lactation consultant (IBCLC). I started last year and spent over 6 months at an internship in Northern VA with a private practice LC who was awesome! In order to sit for the exam, I need 2500 contact hours with mothers and babies in many different situations. Boy have I seen some stuff! From the first time mother trying to get her latch, to researching the protocol for induced lactation for adopted and surrogate babies, on to women who have had breast reductions or augmentation trying to breastfeed and everything in between. I love this job and it's been a great pleasure serving mothers and babies as a unit. So there is my passion, birth and breastfeeding. I've decided to make a career of it without becoming a midwife (though I am contemplating that for the future after the kids get older). Thanks for asking.
post #31 of 405
good calm stress free vibes to everyone in the 2ww....gentle music, hammock swinging on the ocean breeze...

i think ttc is a very surreal experience for most of us that wait until we are 30- something. sometimes i am a little jealous of you younger 30ish gals...i wish i had been ready to ttc earlier. but..at that time i was in a sad relationship, going nowhere. at least i met my superhero dh before i turned 40!

happy monday!

rain
post #32 of 405
Kripa, good luck with the rest of your test today. Does one need an excuse for popcorn? Naaa ... Even if you did, sounds like you definitely earned it today.

Kemi, that is fantastic! I really look forward to breastfeeding some day--it's always been a dream of mine. It's wonderful that you are helping other women realize that dream.

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at least i met my superhero dh before i turned 40!
That's all that matters, Rain. We all had to wait until we felt like we were in the right place with the right person. I'm so glad you found your soulmate!
post #33 of 405
Jen, those are some sweet windows!

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Christina, I’d love to see your pics. Where did you go? “DH is getting a kick out of it - he likes the idea that the machine will tell us when to GIO.” At the very least, I guess this new automated buddy will make for a novel experience this month. Here’s hoping for a “high” reading very soon! (I don’t know too much about the machines, but I would think that your monthly temp shift would be testament that you are, in fact, ovulating.)
You know, you're right. I guess maybe I'm starting to let fear take over and imagining a problem where there is none. I never thought I would need or want a fertility monitor (as I've been charting forever, and thought I knew it all), but here I am anyway. Eh.

Kemi, I think it's wonderful that you are becoming a lactation consultant. You are so much needed. : I am really looking forward to BFing as well.

Well, after messing around with photos all weekend and tonight, I finally posted some photos here. There are some pictures of our backsplash project too.

And this one is just for my MDC friends. It was on a random building in Florence. I was pretty impressed.
post #34 of 405
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Well, after messing around with photos all weekend and tonight, I finally posted some photos here. There are some pictures of our backsplash project too.

And this one is just for my MDC friends. It was on a random building in Florence. I was pretty impressed.
Your kitchen project turned out great. Man, all these successful home improvements...we need to get with it over here.

I love the Italy pictures I saw so far. Hopefully I can look at the slideshow some time tomorrow. That breastfeeding picture is so beautiful.
post #35 of 405
Holy cow! I'm not sure I can get caught up, there have been so many messages! I think I'll have to be brief. I'm having trouble typing tonight b/c I sliced my finger open with a nice, sharp knife tonight cutting beet greens for dinner! DOH! My DH was home and sweetly got me all cleaned and bandaged up!

Ok, let's see...

Sarah - :

Christina - nice backsplash! And you and/or DH take beautiful photos! Very nice!

Kripa - you must be through your test by now. I hope it wasn't too bad today!

Kemi - your career goals are incredible! You are so needed in the world! Very honorable of you!

Rain - I agree with Karen, you're ready when you're ready. Now that you have a wonderful DH, it'll happen soon!

Xenon - hope you had a wonderful relaxing day at home with DH after making your deadlines over the weekend.

Karen - welcome to official TTC-dom!

Thanks for the comments about the windows. I'll post another photo when they are completely finished - they'll look much better then! But it's nice to have them hung at least now!

Well, typing isn't as bad as I thought with a big bandage on my finger... Guess I'll have to go to work tomorrow! Darn!

Goodnight!
post #36 of 405
Thanks for the birthday wishes everyone : I still can't believe I'm 36, I feel like it's a joke my parents are playing on me and I'm really only 28ish.

My temps went a little higher today and I feel a bit crampy and v sore bbs but I think it's all because of the clomid so I'm trying not to think anything. One more week to go!

I'll have to personals later, I'm already late this morning
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I'm late too but wanted to say
post #38 of 405
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Thanks Kemi! I wouldn’t mind keeping the thread in May or June......
Christina, Do you mind if I put you on for May? I'll update the thread so that you're name shows, but if you want June I'll change it. Now all we need to do is find someone to take care of the June thread. Any takers?
post #39 of 405
Christina, those pictures are fantastic! Ah, Italy. I hope I can go someday (my family is originally from Abruzzi). I’m so glad you got the chance to go. And the breastfeeding piece was a rare and wonderful find! Your kitchen looks beautiful … wow. You have so many pretty things to show us today!

Jen, ouch! You poor thing. I hope your finger is okay!

Sarah, I hope you had a great day yesterday. Your chart looks very pretty … and if it’s not too bold of me to say, you did an upstanding job with timing your BDing! I can only hope we are that diligent this month!

Kemi, I'd be happy to take care of June.

Have a great day, everyone!
post #40 of 405
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Well, after messing around with photos all weekend and tonight, I finally posted some photos here. There are some pictures of our backsplash project too.
The backsplash looks great! I really love doing home renovation stuff... this the photos of your work, and Jen's, make me nostalgic for owning a house.

But I can't get the YouTube of the Italy photos to load. Anybody else having that problem?
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