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post #101 of 362
XENON! CONGRATULATIONS! I'm SOoooooo excited and happy for you!

YAY!
post #102 of 362
Snow, yeah...I live in New Mexico! Crazy, eh? (Granted I live about 1/4 mile from the CO border at 6K ft. elevation...but still)!

Carding wool into batts: see my blog post here: http://teleknitter.blogspot.com/2007...-spinable.html for pics of it...and yep, it's taking wool and getting it ready to spin into yarn...that you can then knit or weave with!
(Oh, and yes...that is my fiber blog, and it has Sarah as my name. Michelle is my middle name, and I go by either. When I started in this thread there was a Sarah or 2, so I thought Michelle would be easier since I'm comfortable with both!)

But...breaking news...the llama will be sheared tomorrow!

And yes, the icky stuff is over, and all appears to be normal down there! And, I've decided, I'm just going to go with it, not necessarily TTC til after my next cycle, but BD for fun and without "protection". So yes, I guess you can put TTC back up there for me!


OK...personals later, have to run home and be there for the gas guy.

Congratulations again Xenon!
post #103 of 362
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CongratulationsXenon!!!!!
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Have a very happy and healthy nine months!!!

Sticky vibes!!!
post #104 of 362
I also wanted to congratulate Kripa on a very wonderful u/s. Now that you're confirmed normal, you can go on to planning your kick a$$ homebirth!!!

As for me, I'm still floating here and there. I'm much more relaxed with the chiropractic care and the guided relaxations I've been doing. I guess I'm coming upon my O time and I'm still taking the OPKs and DH and I are just having fun for now. : I'll let you all know how I'm doing from time to time really. I just couldn't see a wonderful BFP for Xenon and not give her a smilie parade. I think that Nico de Mouse also had a BFP?



: Congratulations Nico!!!:

Have a happy and healthy nine months!!! Sticky sticky vibes!!!
post #105 of 362
Wahoo! Great news all around!


Congratulations Nico!






Congratulations Xenon!

Y'all come join us on the graduates thread!



Michelle I'm so glad to hear the bleeding is almost over. It sounds like you're doing well emotionally also, which is wonderful.

Kripa it's wonderful to hear that your baby is right where it should be and you got to see the little flicker of a heartbeat. Sorry you're feeling yucky.

Sarah
I am loving your chart! As someone else said, yay for a chart that looks different from all the others! How's clomid treating you this month? I hope it's not as bad as last month with all those fake pg symptoms. My heart broke for you when you said you had been throwing up last month before AF showed. : for fewer side effects this month!

to Kemi, Jen, Kiya and all the new names around here!

I'm into the 2nd trimester now and I don't feel like a sloth on quaaludes anymore, which is nice. Nausea is gone too and my appetite is only slightly higher than normal, instead of being ravenous 24/7 like I was in the 1st tri. I had a doc appointment (midwife didn't work out, long story) a couple weeks ago w/ an u/s and it was so exciting to see my little human moving around in there! There's an u/s pic in the link in my sig, if you're interested. I'm also officially in maternity clothes now, which is a relief after being stuffed into my regular clothes for too long.
post #106 of 362
Oooh, thank you all so much for the lovely sentiments and smilies. You ladies are the best I'm revising a manuscript today on a deadline, so I've been forced to be at least somewhat focused on my work, but if I had my way I would be doing anything but. I am NOT focused!

Now that I've got confirmation that I'm actually knocked up, I can tell you all that I had cramping all day long on 7DPO. I REALLY didn't want to read too much into it, though, so I talked myself out of assigning it any significance. That's pretty much the only symptom I had until this past weekend, when I started getting sporadic, light cramping and my breasts got noticeably tender.

DH is really chuffed -- mostly for the BFP, but at least partly due to the cancellation of tomorrow's SA Lucky timing! It also gives us lots more to think about in light of DH's job interview next week. For one thing, the availability of midwife care here is abysmal (three times as many requests as clients actually served)... of course, DH is not yet convinced that a midwife is even a good idea. I think he is set on bright lights, businesslike doctors, and The Machine That Goes "Ping" all assembled in a delivery theater... I have some work left to do to with him

Kripa, the news from your ultrasound is SO GOOD. You must feel like a weight has come off your shoulders.

Michelle, thanks for the blog link -- that's a great description of carding wool into batts. Like I said, I'm learning every day on this thread. Also, rock on, fellow Scorpio

Kemi, nice to see you! Chiropractic/guided meditation/relaxed sex sounds like a great combination. And the threadkeeper's luck is with you :

Kiya, ooh, a nice early ovulation for you! And good work with the frugal island-building. That definitely sounds like something I would do (if I were clever enough to come up with the idea.)

Christina, whee for a high reading. Computer says GIO! And thank you for moving me so promptly

Dee, so nice to have you stop by. Yay for rockin' the maternity clothes!
post #107 of 362
Wow, a lot happened while I was gone!

Congrats to Nico & Xenon!!!! What wonderful news!

Everyone seemed to have quite a productive weekend. It must be the nice spring weather, or a least for most of us.

Karen, that's great about law school. My best friend is about to sit for the bar. She is also soon to start TTC.

Kripa - I hope you are finally over that cold.

Kiya, thanks for asking about the conference. It was great. There were around 250 librarians from the Mid-Atlantic region to discuss the future of libraries and such. I left very optimistic and pumped up to make some changes at my library. Anyway, enough boring library-talk.

Well, AF arrived with a vengeance! I have always had heavy bleeding, and this time is no exception. Thanks for all the thoughts. I am staying optimistic--now, I have started charting, so hopefully I will have better luck this month.

Have a great week!
post #108 of 362
Holy crap...!!!!

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Congratulations Xenon!!!!!

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You have been so Zen too! Wow! Awesome! I'm so happy for you!!!
post #109 of 362
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Happy Hump Day ladies! (Finally, that means something to me. )

I just realized that there is a blue moon this month! (Well, for some of us.) How cool.


Michelle, thanks for the explanation on cording wool into batts. I am enjoying your blog. I'm fascinated with spinning.

Happy llama shearing today!

Aimee, I’m sorry about AF showing. I hope you’re taking it easy.


Xenon, I’m so excited for you! And you give me hope.

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Originally Posted by xenon
of course, DH is not yet convinced that a midwife is even a good idea. I think he is set on bright lights, businesslike doctors, and The Machine That Goes "Ping" all assembled in a delivery theater... I have some work left to do to with him
. Well, he has time. But I’m confident that you can get him to come around.

My dh was always pretty set on a hospital, but he’s slowly coming around. We were watching an episode of Monk recently (we’ve been getting into that lately – does that make us old? Dh really seems to identify with the guy). Monk went to the ER for a nose bleed (another thing he identifies with – chronic) and was getting the run around. DH said to me – “oh, I’m so glad I’ve never had to be admitted to a hospital.” I just looked at him. I was like – “Remember that.”


Kemi, it’s nice to hear from you! Glad to hear you’re relaxing. Hooray for gearing up to O! I’m almost there too!

Dee, it’s good to hear from you too! Yay for reaching the second trimester!
post #110 of 362
So Christina, Kemi and I are gearing up to O??? I'm so "type A" I already have a plan that we should BD on Wed, Friday, Saturday and Sunday! Maybe Monday for good measure. I've briefed all involved of the plan (DH and I!) and layed out the expectations: we are both on call to initiate. Am I nuts? I feel like this is my second job...! Actually, I also got some Preseed yesterday and decided this morning to do OPK's on CD 11, 12 and 13 (because I only have 3 left in the box and don't want to buy another!)

So, synchronize our watches and we'll be all set! :

Also have our dr appt on Friday which I'm glad about. Also a little scared - what if they tell us something is wrong with one of us? Or what if nothing is technically wrong? We're both kinda perfectionists... but it's fine. Once we find a problem, we can solve it... probably...

I second the wish for a Happy HUMP day!!

More personals later...
post #111 of 362
Happy Happy Hump Day!!!

Dee - wow!! 1/3 through already! Is time starting to fly? Have you started buying baby stuff?

Xenon - Nnnnooo!! Not the Machine that Goes 'Ping!!'
My DH has known since we first met that I would be dragged to a hospital, kicking, screaming, and sedated. Though, I suspect once the reality is actually here, it'll still be an interesting series of conversations....

Aimee
- oh, that sounds like fun!! I worked as a part-time childrens librarian assistant for a while (I would have books babies, if crowning didn't present such an issue ) and I really loved it. I think that's the only job I could have around kids.

Christina
- - I've never been able to 'grok' Monk - he's a little too odd, for me. Now, the creepy/odd dude on Law & Order:CSI (and naturally, his name has just flown out of my head - not Eames, but her partner) - I him !!! He's my kinda odd.

Jen - sounds like you've got a PLAN!

Okay, FF is toying with me. I put in my temp today - and it says I ovulated on CD14 (which, well - would rock, but it's never happened before) and I'm SIX days past ovulation! I'm supposed to test NEXT WEEKEND?
Well, it makes the 2WW a little shorter, I suppose, and our bases are covered, and the line IS dotted, so - who KNOWS. I'm all : now.

Also, next weekend I'm supposed to go camping again - and we know how the LAST time I was going camping prior to a test date went.... so we shall see.
post #112 of 362
Thread Starter 
Oh, do you mean the guy from Full Metal Jacket? Vincent D'Onofrio? I can never look at him without thinking of Private Pyle.

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Okay, FF is toying with me. I put in my temp today - and it says I ovulated on CD14 (which, well - would rock, but it's never happened before) and I'm SIX days past ovulation! I'm supposed to test NEXT WEEKEND?
Well, it makes the 2WW a little shorter, I suppose, and our bases are covered, and the line IS dotted, so - who KNOWS. I'm all : now.
That is tricky. So is it easier to know that you have less time to wait, or have you just been thrust closer to the obsession of the second week?


Jen, that does sound like quite the plan!
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Also have our dr appt on Friday which I'm glad about. Also a little scared - what if they tell us something is wrong with one of us? Or what if nothing is technically wrong? We're both kinda perfectionists... but it's fine. Once we find a problem, we can solve it... probably...
Oh, good luck with your appt. I can definitely understand your ambivalence. I'm a little scared about the same thing. I want answers! But then I'm afraid of the possible answers, or not finding any.

That's why I've been inspired by our recent graduates. : It's so reassuring to learn that sometimes it just takes time.
post #113 of 362
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Oh, do you mean the guy from Full Metal Jacket? Vincent D'Onofrio? I can never look at him without thinking of Private Pyle.

That is tricky. So is it easier to know that you have less time to wait, or have you just been thrust closer to the obsession of the second week?
Yeah! Him! I've never seen Full Metal Jacket - is Private Pyle from that movie? DH always likes to point out that he's ALSO the creepy dude from The Cell (that flop of a Jennifer Lopex movie?)

Urm. I don't know! I think it's easier that I have less time to wait. It's just a suprise, that's all! May all my suprises this cycle be joyful ones!
post #114 of 362
Well, feel fee to enjoy the blog...its my obsession, this Fiber thing...in fact, we should get our sheep next weekend! But gggrrrr. No llama shearing, again! Poor guy, needs his summer haircut. The shearer forgot his llama attachment, and can only do sheep today. Might have to learn to hand shear, and just give him a pack or barrel cut!

Christina, Yep, the recent graduates are inspiring me, once again! Time. Patience. Zen. (soooo much harder than it seems!)

Kiya Woo hoo, next weekend! This is exciting, crosshairs, and almost a 6 day less 2ww!

Jen You do have a plan! Glad the hubby is on board, and have fun catching that egg!

Aimee Sorry to hear AF arrived, and with a vengance too! Think of today as your first day of the next 40 weeks ending with....baby!

Xenon Still smiling for you over here!



I'm 3 days into the temping...and all over the place so far...hmmm...kinda worries me, but I'll keep up with it, I need to know what my body is doing!
post #115 of 362
Happy Wednesday ladies! Hopefully it's a fruitful hump day...

Jen, thanks for the lovely smilie party! I can completely empathize with your trepidation about your appointment... believe me, I had it! I think I was almost more worried for DH's SA than he was (well, more worried for the results... he had performance anxiety to contend with!) You're right, though, that the smartest tactic at this point is to try to identify the problem and move forward in whatever way is best for you.

As for the Zen, I am trying to hold onto it... I think that neutrality would continue to serve me well for the next few weeks... ideally for the next eight weeks, in fact

Christina, yes! Be hopeful! Even if you have to be hopeful somewhere way down deep inside in order to stay neutral.

It's funny that your DH is hospital-inclined as well. I think it might be an overprotective man thing -- most gynecological business is really foreign, and dare I say, scary to my DH, and I think he's got a real fear of that unknown. I think that the idea of take-charge, confident doctors appeals to him, since he has no idea what will/possibly will happen during this whole process.

Kiya, an early ovulation would be super-sweet, but, really, I think FF might be a bit out to lunch. I say, keep on with the GIO for a while. And lucky you to be camping again! I'm jealous

Aimee, it sounds like your conference was great! I love it when I can come back from one inspired (they don't all make me feel that way ) Good luck with the charting -- it's such a useful tool.

Sarah, if you're lurking around out there... I'm still like this for you: : I also remember you were contemplating stopping temping for the rest of the cycle at one point, and I wanted to say that I cannot recommend this enough. I LOVED having stress-free mornings, LOVED not obsessing over temperature glitches... it was all good for me.

Hi to everyone else!
post #116 of 362
Michelle! I didn't even see your message... I guess I was typing that last one for 20 minutes (helllloooooooooooo procrastination!)

I am so glad for another llama update... you'll have to start giving us a llama report in every post. And photos, of course, when the poor guy finally gets shorn

Thanks for all the positivity -- I'm sending stable-temperature, normal-O vibes back your way
post #117 of 362
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Michelle! I didn't even see your message... I guess I was typing that last one for 20 minutes (helllloooooooooooo procrastination!)

I am so glad for another llama update... you'll have to start giving us a llama report in every post. And photos, of course, when the poor guy finally gets shorn

Thanks for all the positivity -- I'm sending stable-temperature, normal-O vibes back your way
Yes, I'll have to give the llama-update...maybe I'll take some pics of him tonight just so you guys can vizualize the llama!

Stable temp normal vibes are much appreciated!

The hospital thing...yeah, my DH is definitely set on that. I'm just glad my MW practice works with the new birthing center at the hospital here, and they're very "crunchy" shall we say!
post #118 of 362
Yes, please post photos of the llama!
post #119 of 362
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of course, DH is not yet convinced that a midwife is even a good idea. I think he is set on bright lights, businesslike doctors, and The Machine That Goes "Ping" all assembled in a delivery theater... I have some work left to do to with him
xenon - My DH is very traditional when it comes to birth. He would be MUCH happier if I were seeing an OB, being tested constantly (or whatever OBs do), and had a completely medicated (in his opinion "normal") birth. This pregnancy has really pointed out how far apart we are on what we see as normal and natural. I am trying really hard to get what I need without making him feel stupid or ignored. However, there are several things I refused to compromise. I AM seeing a midwife, we ARE taking a more "out there " birthing class (it's based on Birthing from Within, I think DH is going to freak a bit when he realizes how touchy feely it is - but too bad), and I will be trying for an unmedicated water birth (with delivery in the water). However, DH has "his way" in that I am delivering in a hospital and I will agree to medical monitoring/intervention if my midwife advises it. He isn't thrilled with all of this, but he has at least accepted it. Best of luck to you with your DH.

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We were watching an episode of Monk recently (we’ve been getting into that lately – does that make us old? Dh really seems to identify with the guy).
I used to be a huge Monk fan. I still love the character Monk, but I stopped watching the show after Sherona left - it just wasn't the same for me anymore. It's like the characters stopped growing or something. So sad, because I really did LOVE the first season (seasons?) when Sherona was on.

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I am so glad for another llama update... you'll have to start giving us a llama report in every post. And photos, of course, when the poor guy finally gets shorn
Yes, yes, I want to see pictures of the llama too!!!!! Before and after shots would be the best, but I'll settle for either
post #120 of 362
Yeah, I agree with the other graduates, it's hard to leave! I'm still lurking! So:

Karen congrats on school! Fabulous!!!!

Nico I welcomed you on the other thread but congrats again on your BFP!

Xenon congrats!!!!

This is a lucky month again!

And Kripa...so this is where I have to come to find out an update on you! I've been looking around for ya...I'm so glad to know everything's ok. Really happy for you.

Michelle...we miss you but I'm so glad to know your bleeding is stopping and you're looking forward to TTC again. We were all so heartbroken for you, but you seem to be doing so well so that makes me feel better. And I giggled like a 5-year-old at the llama shearing too. That's awesome...can we see a picture of your llama? They are such cool animals!

Update on me...my 12-week appt. is tomorrow and they'll listen to the heartbeat. I'm suddenly possessed with this fear that there won't be one! I have no reason to think that other than the fact that it happens to people sometimes...but I need to just calm myself and get back to that peaceful "everything's-fine-but-I-don't-know-why" place I was in a week ago.

Nice to see you all!
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