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post #141 of 1426
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Originally Posted by aprilgurlie View Post
lee- I was thinking of checking out that book, too. Seems like it would be a good thing to give to a teenage daughter. And yea- I would go with the 97.2, since you woke up early.
Thanks for the reassurance. I did look into it further (after asking - why do I always do that? ) and yup. Apparently it can go up by .1 every half hour, so in theory I could probably put 97.3. Not that worried about it though. With regards to your own temp, listen to Amber. I was gonna say what she did, but it would be pretty hypocritical coming from me, since I'm stressing about individual temps myself.

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Originally Posted by ~*Jaime View Post
Thank goodness I think my ear infection is gone, so I no longer have a fevor. Now maybe I can have a pretty chart

Today is my 24 hour shift at work, so I will check in with you all tomorrow It is nice meeting everyone
What the heck do you do that you have 24 hour shifts?! I work retail, and the longest shift I've ever done is 15 hours. It hurt. Please tell me you are not on your feet the whole time, or that if so you get lots of breaks. I'm : just thinking about it!

And yea! on the ear infection being gone.
post #142 of 1426
I manage a domestic violence shelter. I work 70 hours a week. I have a bedroom there, and am encouraged to take naps at work So no, I am not on my feet a lot. It is usually quite slow. I sit in my office, make menus, talk to my clients about their situations, cuddle their children, crochet blankets for them, eat dinner with them. It is actually quite nice, save for the fact that I sleep away from home 3 to 4 nights a week. But as far as jobs go, I am very blessed Except for when I meet a woman whose abuser is so bad that I just want to take a baseball bat and track him down It can be a very depressing job if you allow it to be, but I try to focus on the positive. Empowering and supporting these women so they can go out on their own and make a new life for themselves, abuse free
post #143 of 1426
Had a nice shift today...

but I woke up an hour and a half late. Oh well, I'll leave it there for now because it looks nice.
post #144 of 1426
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Originally Posted by dachshund mom View Post
Had a nice shift today...

but I woke up an hour and a half late. Oh well, I'll leave it there for now because it looks nice.
I know that everything says that your temp goes up .1 for each half hour you are late in temping...but I just wanted to mention that I have tested this on many occasions and mine doesn't, nor does it change if I haven't had 3 solid hours of sleep (as in if I wake up at 5:30 and temp and then 7 and temp again it's the same)...so it could be pretty accurate for you even though you were an hour and a half later
post #145 of 1426
Happy Sunday everyone!

Hi Jamie!

Thanks to everyone who said they'd chart stalk me once I get started! AF is due in about 5 days and I'm waiting for a sign... any sign that she is coming or that I'm pg but, alas I have nothing.

Normally I get tender breasts before AF about a week out but not this time... although I've been working out pretty hard at the gym and my pecks are sore right now but that's from push-ups I think...

On to the question portion of my post!
So I want to go and get a thermometer for temping, where is the best place to buy them with 5 days notice? Any suggestions? Also what is the best place to record my tems...?

I have my fingers crossed for all of us!
post #146 of 1426
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Originally Posted by ~*Jaime View Post
I manage a domestic violence shelter. I work 70 hours a week. I have a bedroom there, and am encouraged to take naps at work
Oh wow. Good for you! That's really great. I bet it feels wonderful to know you're making a real difference.

And, bet it's nice to get to sleep on the job.

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Originally Posted by dachshund mom View Post
Oh well, I'll leave it there for now because it looks nice.
Tsk tsk. I would never do such a thing.



And even if you did drop it down a few tenths to accommodate the sleeping late, it's still a decent shift, I think. It also correlates nicely with the cervical fluid part.

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Originally Posted by Olives View Post
On to the question portion of my post!
So I want to go and get a thermometer for temping, where is the best place to buy them with 5 days notice? Any suggestions? Also what is the best place to record my tems...?

I have my fingers crossed for all of us!
I bought my thermometer at Target. It's just a store brand one, but seems to work fine. It recalls the last 5 temps, and has auto shut-off. No backlight though. I half open one eye to grab it and turn it on, wait for the beep, then set it back down on my nightstand blindly. Whenever I think about it upon waking I check it then record the temp. I tend to have a hard time falling back asleep if I wake up early, but with the exception of yesterday (when I woke up before my alarm anyways) this has worked great for me. For recording, I'm actually using good old fashioned pen and paper, along with fertility friend. Most here use fertility friend. Probably 'cause it's free.
post #147 of 1426
Last night was terrible. One of my clients did not come back to the shelter, so I worried I tossed and turned. Eventually I fell asleep but woke up at around 3:30 in the morning. I tried to go back to sleep, but couldn't. I had to use the bathroom so I decided to take my temp before getting up. It was 97.70

Then I got a horrible headache. One of those blinding, makes you want to beat your head against a brick wall kind of headaches. I stayed in bed most of the day resting. It was slow at work today so no one needed me. Then when I came home DH took me to the drug store for some decongestant and I feel so much better. The sinus pressure is easing up now.

So my temp is probably wacky today because I took it in the middle of the night and I have no idea how long I was in bed trying to sleep before I took it

How is everyone today?
post #148 of 1426
Jaime, I know the feeling of working with women who are at risk for abuse. I work with women who are at risk of drug abuse during their pg's and usually that's coupled with other issues like DA. It can be very draining emotionally and very fulfilling too!

dachshund Mom, I agree with Julia and I'd keep the temp. I don't always temp at the same time everyday and I sometimes have gone to the bathroom only an hour before, etc. and I still see the pattern every cycle. I think if you're really new to temping it can be a reassurance to have the exact temps b/c it's easier to see... and probably some women's bodies are more sensitive... but I don't worry about it very much.

Olives, I just bought mine at a local drug store. It's not fancy; no light, just beeps to let you know it's done, but it does keep the last temp. I just turn off my alarm, pop it into my mounth, push the button, and fall back asleep. A couple mins later the beeping wakes me up, I push the button again, and either get up to start my day or fall asleep again. Either way I usually go back and record my temp in ovusoft later in the day.
Unless I'm in the tww and then I obsessively get up to turn on a light and look at what my temp is!

AAM, not much is happening here, just waiting for AF to be over. Our Irish friend is visiting us and I could just listen to him talk about anything forever. And he sings too! Where's the swoon and drool smilie when you need it? lol!
post #149 of 1426
Day 50... nothing new to report. Am angry and irritated with the forever long cycles again. Hopeing and praying I get hired to the company I am temping for soon so I get benefits and get a second opinion on why my cycles are so stupid now.

Got a pretty low dip in my temp this morning... am hoping AF is coming, even if that makes me sad... at least it's something.
post #150 of 1426
I'll join tentatively. Our plan was to wait until 2009, but I'm trying to convince dh to ttc this summer! He used to say no way, but yesterday, he said maybe AND, we bought a crib this weekend. AND, it was dh's idea. We plan to sidecar it to our bed, and we found a reasonably cheap one that matches our cal-king- same color and design. It just made me that much more excited!

Anyway, I'm 22, dh is 26, we've been married 3 1/2 years and I'm a nanny to two sweet baby boys (both are actually sleeping at the same time right now!). I also have an AS and go to school part time for my BS in I don't know what. DH is a mechanical engineer and we own a house and a sweet little dog! I plan to be a SAHM and I can't wait! Nice to meet you all!

ETA: We've been using FAM for about 1 1/2 years and so far so good. We actually had a scare a few months ago and I was a little disappointed when I got AF. I think that's what made me want to ttc sooner rather than later.
post #151 of 1426
I couldn't get this site to work for me all day, so this is a super quick temp post as I am late for work.
96.87, but I took it at 9 AM instead of my usual time because I did not fall asleep until 5 AM! Ah, insomnia!
post #152 of 1426
I just finished reading through the thread, so now I'll answer some of the questions everyone had!

We want 4-5 kids. Maybe more, maybe less, we'll see how it goes. But we both come from big families (me-5, dh-9) so we want a big family

I've been having weird mommy dreams for years! Once I had quints, 4 girls and a boy, and I even named them. The latest dream was last night. I was nursing my tiny baby, but I kept leaving her with my mom or sister and then getting mad when they gave her formula without asking me. But I was leaving her for hours and hours with no pumped milk, and I was still mad that they didn't at least ask. But I still left the baby and felt kind of indifferent towards her. Most of my dreams I'm a bad mommy too, forgetting the baby, leaving it with others for days, not caring about it, trying to save it from something and I can't etc. I always feel so bad when I wake up.

We also plan on having a home birth. DH is totally on board with all my “crunchiness” and even promotes it to others! I have to remind him that I don't want the whole world to know all our business, but it's nice to know he feels the same as me.

As for being involved, for now while we are TTA dh will sometimes read me my temp, but that's about it. He told me he doesn't want to know when I find out I'm pregnant, and he wants me to surprise him somehow fun. Speaking of which, has anyone decided yet how they will tell their families? I already know how, and I've actually been working on it for a year, but I have two sisters that are on mothering, so I don't want to ruin it for them in case they read this If anyone is DYING to know, pm me. For my dh though, I thought about putting "you're going to be a daddy" in a fortune cookie, but I don't know. Any ideas? And for the people I nanny, I'm going to make shirts for the boys that say something like "I'm going to need a new nanny in about 9 months." My sisters always do something fun and creative, so I want to also. It makes it more exciting to share the news!
post #153 of 1426
Thread Starter 
GRRR I had a nice long reply here but it the internet got all messed up and erased it. Anyway, the gist of it is that I feel old now that I know my students don't know who McGyver is (I was trying to explain the word "resourceful".. apparantly "McGyver" isn't used as a verb in their homes? As in "I McGyver'ed the toilet to stop running.") and hugs to all having a tough time because of illness and long cycles. Monday is over, it can only get better....right?
post #154 of 1426
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Originally Posted by notyetamommy View Post
Speaking of which, has anyone decided yet how they will tell their families?
First off, hello!

As for how to tell, I just don't know. I'd love to hear other's ideas as well. My parents have already said that we can come on vacation to Virginia with them in the summer of 2009 (they have a timeshare, so we'd only have to pay for plane tickets). If I get pregnant in time, then I'm debating calling them up and asking them if there's room for one more. If I get pregnant this cycle, then I'll be due soon after my sister's wedding anniversary, so I can tell her she'll get her present late (she's dying for me to make her an aunt). For my husband's parents, no clue. They're missionaries in Paraguay, and a phone call would be best, but probably through-the-roof expensive. Mail takes so long. But I just don't want to tell them they're expecting their first grandchild through email though, you know?

As for the husbandperson himself, I have NO IDEA. Anything subtle will just zoom past his thick but loveable head. And we're not 'cutesy' people, but I don't want to just blurt it out, you know? I'm rethinking my stance of testing on his birthday, because that's only going to be 13 DPO. And really, part of me really wants to just go low-tech and not test at all, and just trust the temperatures. Shrug.
post #155 of 1426
I'm going to join this thread. I'm Chloe, 23 and have been married for 3 and a half years. DH and I are trying to conceive our first child. We've had a miscarriage recently, which was devastating, but we'd like to try again. I'm doing red raspberry leaf, nettle, oatstraw and red clover infusions and false unicorn tincture to hopefully help prevent another miscarriage. Wish me luck for a sticky baby!
post #156 of 1426
Thread Starter 
Welcome, skybluepink02! Much luck to you on your journey TTC. We all like stickey baby dust here. :

lee- neat idea about adding one more! I think it would be fun to just say something like that and until everyone finally gets it.

Weird and scary night here last night. My mother sent me an e-mail saying that 2 of her new birds had died suddenly. The birds were mates, and died within an hour of each other. She was very upset, and couldn't figure out what caused their deaths, so she e-mailed her "psychic" friend to ask if he knew. He e-mailed her back and said that it was Carbon Monoxide poisoning and she better get it checked out right away! So she plugged in her detector and sure enough, it started to go off. At that point I called her and she told me all of this, and of course I yelled at her for not having it in in the first place. Then she put it in the room with the birds and it went off there too.

So I yelled at her to get out of the house, and she opened a bunch of windows as she packed up all her animals and went to stay with her MIL. I am glad that she has a 4WD truck, because it snowed quite a bit here last night.

Anyway, I am just a little freaked out- if her birds haden't died, AND she haden't had a psychic friend (notice I don't use the quotations anymore) then she might have never known about the carbon monoxide and could have died!!! Some higher power was definately looking out for her.

I know that this really has nothing to do with TTC, but I am just freaked out and want to share the story so everyone can be safe.... with heaters going full blast in the winter and our homes all closed up, it is a danger right now! EVERYONE PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS AND THEY ARE WORKING!!
post #157 of 1426
I slept at work last night and I will sleep there again tonight, so I left my chart there. However, I actually got sleep last night, so I took my temp at normal time, 6:45 AM and it was 96. something. I will have to let you know the ". something" tomorrow because I can't remember it




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Originally Posted by notyetamommy View Post
I'll join tentatively. Our plan was to wait until 2009, but I'm trying to convince dh to ttc this summer! He used to say no way, but yesterday, he said maybe AND, we bought a crib this weekend. AND, it was dh's idea. We plan to sidecar it to our bed, and we found a reasonably cheap one that matches our cal-king- same color and design. It just made me that much more excited!

Anyway, I'm 22, dh is 26, we've been married 3 1/2 years and I'm a nanny to two sweet baby boys (both are actually sleeping at the same time right now!). I also have an AS and go to school part time for my BS in I don't know what. DH is a mechanical engineer and we own a house and a sweet little dog! I plan to be a SAHM and I can't wait! Nice to meet you all!

ETA: We've been using FAM for about 1 1/2 years and so far so good. We actually had a scare a few months ago and I was a little disappointed when I got AF. I think that's what made me want to ttc sooner rather than later.

Welcome!

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Originally Posted by skybluepink02 View Post
I'm going to join this thread. I'm Chloe, 23 and have been married for 3 and a half years. DH and I are trying to conceive our first child. We've had a miscarriage recently, which was devastating, but we'd like to try again. I'm doing red raspberry leaf, nettle, oatstraw and red clover infusions and false unicorn tincture to hopefully help prevent another miscarriage. Wish me luck for a sticky baby!
Hello I hope you have much luck TTC

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Originally Posted by aprilgurlie View Post
Welcome, skybluepink02! Much luck to you on your journey TTC. We all like stickey baby dust here. :

lee- neat idea about adding one more! I think it would be fun to just say something like that and until everyone finally gets it.

Weird and scary night here last night. My mother sent me an e-mail saying that 2 of her new birds had died suddenly. The birds were mates, and died within an hour of each other. She was very upset, and couldn't figure out what caused their deaths, so she e-mailed her "psychic" friend to ask if he knew. He e-mailed her back and said that it was Carbon Monoxide poisoning and she better get it checked out right away! So she plugged in her detector and sure enough, it started to go off. At that point I called her and she told me all of this, and of course I yelled at her for not having it in in the first place. Then she put it in the room with the birds and it went off there too.

So I yelled at her to get out of the house, and she opened a bunch of windows as she packed up all her animals and went to stay with her MIL. I am glad that she has a 4WD truck, because it snowed quite a bit here last night.

Anyway, I am just a little freaked out- if her birds haden't died, AND she haden't had a psychic friend (notice I don't use the quotations anymore) then she might have never known about the carbon monoxide and could have died!!! Some higher power was definately looking out for her.

I know that this really has nothing to do with TTC, but I am just freaked out and want to share the story so everyone can be safe.... with heaters going full blast in the winter and our homes all closed up, it is a danger right now! EVERYONE PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS AND THEY ARE WORKING!!

Oh wow, thank goodness your Mom got out of the house! That is very scary!
post #158 of 1426
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Originally Posted by notyetamommy View Post
We also plan on having a home birth. DH is totally on board with all my “crunchiness” and even promotes it to others! I have to remind him that I don't want the whole world to know all our business, but it's nice to know he feels the same as me.
My husband at Thanksgiving at his familes out to everyone in the room: Jaime stopped using toilet paper. I am thinking about it, but I haven't made the jump yet. You know, it is sort of like cloth diapering, when you think about it. We also switched to cloth grocery bags."

My BIL: No toilet paper??

DH: Yep.

Me: *trying to hide under the couch*

So yeah, I hear you on the DH telling everyone everything thing
post #159 of 1426
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Originally Posted by ~*Jaime View Post
My husband at Thanksgiving at his familes out to everyone in the room: Jaime stopped using toilet paper. I am thinking about it, but I haven't made the jump yet. You know, it is sort of like cloth diapering, when you think about it. We also switched to cloth grocery bags."

My BIL: No toilet paper??

DH: Yep.

Me: *trying to hide under the couch*

So yeah, I hear you on the DH telling everyone everything thing


Ha...never thought of the relationship between TP and cloth diapers before! That little story made my day...Thanks
post #160 of 1426
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Originally Posted by aprilgurlie View Post
GRRR I had a nice long reply here but it the internet got all messed up and erased it. Anyway, the gist of it is that I feel old now that I know my students don't know who McGyver is (I was trying to explain the word "resourceful".. apparantly "McGyver" isn't used as a verb in their homes? As in "I McGyver'ed the toilet to stop running.") and hugs to all having a tough time because of illness and long cycles. Monday is over, it can only get better....right?
They don't know who McGyver is? They don't know who McGyver is?!?? That's just not right.

*mutters and mumbles about kids these days*

Glad your mom and the rest of her animals got out safely, by the way. How scary.

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Originally Posted by ~*Jaime View Post
I slept at work last night and I will sleep there again tonight, so I left my chart there. However, I actually got sleep last night, so I took my temp at normal time, 6:45 AM and it was 96. something. I will have to let you know the ". something" tomorrow because I can't remember it
Yea for sleep!

I slept horribly last night, so I took my temperature twice, once at 3 am and then again at 6 as normal. I split the difference between the two. Now, can someone go look at my chart and convince this stupid girl that my temp rise the past two days is related to the fact that my ears kinda hurt and I probably have a sinus infection and it's too early for any other reason?

skyblue, welcome! I'm sorry for your loss, here's to hoping everything goes well for you in the future, and soon!
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