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post #161 of 325
I have been lurking during this month hoping that it would be the one. And now I don't have AF (1 day later than my longest cycle) and 2 BFNs. Each day this week without AF I hoped a little more but now I have to figure out why I am not pregnant and not bleeding. It did make me realize how much I want to have a baby. So back to charting and I think an appointment with a RE - I will call tomorrow.

My DS just started on a football team where many of the moms are pregnant or have little ones. I am hoping it will rub off on me, don't have many pregnant women in the rest of my life.
post #162 of 325
Hello. I'd love to join this thread if I could!
I just turned 40 in June - hard to believe since I still feel I am in my late 20s! Anyway, we are going to TTC#3. We are just no longer using birth control at this point but I'm not charting yet. I am still nursing but just got my 2nd PPAF. We got pregnant with our 2nd on after our 3rd PPAF so we will see what happens!

Best wishes to everyone!!!
post #163 of 325
Hi Bunches Welcome to our little group. Sometimes things get a bit slow around here. I know what you mean about feeling like you are in your 20s well mine is more like my 30s LOL but still not as "old" as I really am.

I am contemplating giving acupuncture a try. I feel like if I don't conceive before I turn 45 then I am done. If I were to get PG this month my due date would be right after my 45th birthday.
post #164 of 325
Welcome, Bunches. Hi Laurie (and everyone).
Yes, it does get slow around here at times. Now is a busy time of year...kids getting ready to return to school, and everyone trying to capture the last bits of summer r n r before life returns to "normal" and autumn arrives.

I'm off to Boston today for a 2nd interview with a solid company. I'm excited but nervous, as I want to ace it. As you all know, I've been out of work since late May, and I'm currently feeling the stress of being flat broke. It'll only get worse if I don't find a good job soon, with heating season sneaking up on us. If I do land this job, it will mean a relocation for me, which again is scary but exciting, too. Please keep your fingers crossed for me, and send positive interview vibes my way. My biggest goal is to not appear desperate. If I can stay cool and confident, I should do well.

As for ttc, I did an insem this month, but apparently my O date was a few days later than I had expected, so it looks less than promising. I am taking twice the B6 as before, and daily doses of Vitex, so we'll see if that lengthens the LP - which would be a success in and of itself. I'm not taking progesterone, since I think I missed the mark anyway.

Laurie, I hear you when you talk about approaching 45. I'm 43.5, and time is just flying by. I do hope that pregnancy and child birth are in my future (near future...). I hope that you are able to reach your goal soon.

I'll drop in tomorrow to let you know how the day goes today. :

I hope you are all doing well.
post #165 of 325
MsGB - Best of luck with the interview. I hope you get the job (if it seems like one you would like that is). I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.

We have been busy. My older son started school this week so it's an adjustment getting everyone up and ready every morning.

We are leaning more toward not TTC anymore. I know I've been so back and forth about this. It's a tough decision. My age is the biggest factor, definitely.

Ugh. I better run. My DH is trying to do a conference call here and my toddler is screaming and running around the house. I better take him out to play for a bit.

Lynne
post #166 of 325
Good luck on your interview MsGB : for you.
post #167 of 325
msgoodbuns Enjoy the interview. Think of it more as you interviewing them to see if the position suits your needs and whether it will challenge you, rather then feeling they are interrogating / interviewing you.

Although it was a few days before my period was to come I had to test the other day as I was getting no work done ... and it was positive. In disbelief and denial I bought another pregnancy test (man those are pricey!!)and tested this am and it is still positive! I feel the onset of nausea, which makes me happy!


Good luck to all! I want to see you over there very soon!

Sara
post #168 of 325
Congratulations Sara what a great surprise

And MsGB how did your interview go? Did you like them?

AF came on Monday I think the vitex and B vitamins I am taking lengethened my cycle so that is good so I am back to waiting to have fertile CM. I am going to use OPKs this month to see if I catch my O. I will be 45 in 6 months and we said we would TTC during 2007 so I feel the pressure too.
post #169 of 325
Hi Ladies (Lynne, Laurie, Sara (Congrats on the BFP!!!) and Joyluc),

Thanks for the words of encouragement and support. I think today went very well. I met with the 3 individuals with whom I was scheduled this morning (10-1:30 p.m.), then was asked to meet with another HR person on the team, who works in another office. We made arrangements for me to meet her at 4:00 today, and I spent until about 5:30 with her. In between I checked out a few apartment shares with roommates in Cambridge (a fun Boston area), but am not sure that either place is the best fit for me. I will probably get at least some feedback tomorrow (Friday) from the recruiting firm I'm going through, but am not sure if the company is going to make a decision so quickly. They indicated Monday or Tuesday as possibilities.

In the meantime, I've advertised my spare bedroom for rent, on either short term (day or week) or month to month, and have had a good response just today on all fronts. I hope to meet with some of these people this weekend. It would be nice to get at least a little income, soon. I haven't had a roommate for about 15 - 20 years, so it's a bit strange for me. But, you gotta do what you gotta do. Plus, if I move to Boston, I"ll need to rent out my place, anyway.

Ok, I know I mentioned it at the top, but it's worth saying again: Congratulations, Sara!!!! Woo, hoo!!!!

Ms GB
post #170 of 325
Congratulations Sara!!!! I hope you have a happy and healthy 9 months. Make sure you still check in to let us know how you're doing

MsGB - Your job prospect sounds very promising! It's a great sign that they spent so much time with you. I hope you hear from them soon so you can make plans, rent out your place, etc. Thanks so much for updating us. I was thinking about you today.
post #171 of 325

Bump, bump... and update on Ms GB

Hi Ladies,

Well, apparently I aced the interviews, b/c I got the offer! Of course, I'm excited, pleased, thankful, and more. The timing couldn't be more perfect...I was really feeling the financial pinch. It is a contract position (3 months) that may turn into a regular position. So, now I'm scurrying around trying to finish painting projects around the house, rent out my place, and find a place to live in Boston. What a crazy life.

TTC update: I think the Vitex / B6 is working. I've made it to 8DPO (and still hanging in there) w/o using progesterone. Nice temps, too, which is also indicative of good progesterone (or the fact that it's been hot and humid...I suppose that could impact temps a bit). Anyway, I'm happy to see my LP length increasing. Let's hope I get a few more days out of it before AF.

How are you all doing? Anything juicy going on in anyone's life? Anyone on the 2ww?

I'm so glad we have this forum. I really appreciate your support and friendship.
post #172 of 325
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Hi Ladies,

Well, apparently I aced the interviews, b/c I got the offer! Of course, I'm excited, pleased, thankful, and more. The timing couldn't be more perfect...I was really feeling the financial pinch. It is a contract position (3 months) that may turn into a regular position. So, now I'm scurrying around trying to finish painting projects around the house, rent out my place, and find a place to live in Boston. What a crazy life.

TTC update: I think the Vitex / B6 is working. I've made it to 8DPO (and still hanging in there) w/o using progesterone. Nice temps, too, which is also indicative of good progesterone (or the fact that it's been hot and humid...I suppose that could impact temps a bit). Anyway, I'm happy to see my LP length increasing. Let's hope I get a few more days out of it before AF.

How are you all doing? Anything juicy going on in anyone's life? Anyone on the 2ww?

I'm so glad we have this forum. I really appreciate your support and friendship.
Congrats on the job! Awesome!

Well we have been "busy" this month. DTD 6 times in 8 days. : I am on CD 16. In the past I have O'd between 14-17 days. We DTD today, so I hope we are covered. But maybe we should again tomorrow for good measure. Poor hubby is so tired. I think he is ready for a break.

Baby Dust to you all!
post #173 of 325
KatW, you go, girl!!!
post #174 of 325
Good luck KatW! I definitely think you've got it covered for this month

Congrats on getting the job MsGB!!! I just knew you would. How exciting...moving to Boston. I love the area. I'm sure you'll be plenty busy. That's great news about your luteal phase too. Maybe this is your month. Keeping my fingers crossed for you.

Nothing much is going on with me. I just came home from a GREAT dinner out with DH. It's the first time in a long while that we got a sitter and we went out to celebrate his birthday. It felt nice to go out. I needed it!

Have a great week everyone!
post #175 of 325
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KatW, you go, girl!!!
post #176 of 325
I am in the 2ww DH left this morning for Ireland so good thing I am past O no wasted time here. Ms GB congrats on the job. : in the 2ww I am thrilled your lp is better without progesterone even.
Sara congrats on the
post #177 of 325
Good luck, Laurie.
I made it to 9DPO!!! I might add even more B6 this cycle to see if I can increase my LP even more. I love finding ways to regulate my cycle / deal with fertility issues without having to resort to medical advice and prescription meds. I wish the medical profession would learn more about how vitamins, minerals, herbal supplements, etc affect our health, and then start advising us on making those changes before encouraging the use of prescription medications.

Here's to the web and all the info out there at our disposal!!!
post #178 of 325
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I am in the 2ww DH left this morning for Ireland so good thing I am past O no wasted time here. Ms GB congrats on the job. : in the 2ww I am thrilled your lp is better without progesterone even.
Sara congrats on the
Laurie, same here, DH left for China last night and I am in the 2ww also, think I O'd on Friday : for us all this time around.
post #179 of 325
Susan does your DH happen to work in the semiconductor field? DH told me China was a possible trip in the future. I told him if we go I am bringing back a baby. OF course we would need enough time for a dossier and enough money for agency fees.
post #180 of 325
Laurie, not semiconductor but he works for a consumer product company and they are building their product over there, its a really cool high-tech pen. He goes to Shenzhen which is right across from Hong Kong. Yes if we don't get lucky soon we have considered adopting over there too!

Julie and I are hoping to tag along on a trip this fall, he goes about once a month, luckily the timing has been OK recently
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