Hi all. First let me welcome the newcomers. May your stay be short and informative and supportive and encouraging and so many more things this great group of ladies has to offer!
Next, CONGRATS on the BFP!!!! - Here is wishing you a HAPPY and HEALTHY 9months!
And Jencat - I noticed the signature lastnight when I started to thumb through. Whoooo Hooooo! That is so awesome. I hope that your excitement well exceeds your fears and that you are able to enjoy this wonderous thing. As Napoleon Dynamite would say, "Gosh, Lucky!" :-)
Poet - awwww sweety I was all prepared to wish you GL on your surgery and then I saw the disppointing outcome. I am so sorry you had to go through that! I hope that you are able to go through everything next time smoothe and clear! I will keep you in my thoughts and check back, as often as I can't which isn't much, and see how you are doing. Hopefully once they "pluck the seed, your fruit can blossom" - OK, I know cheesey but I thought it could make you laugh!
Fiber, Vegan and all the + soon to be mamas I hope everything is going well. Please post pics of progress, we love to support you!
EarthyMama2b - Whooo hoooo on the + OPK! Are your cycles still more regular? Praying for ya!
To everyone else TTC, GL, I am always thinking of you all and praying for lots of procreation. Just from being on this board and seeing the myriad or personalities all with the same desire to be a Mom, to give life to the next generation. It is so amazing and I wish you all the luck in the world!!!!!
As for me, I am still not all anxiety ridden and paranoid since the arrest which is a BIG DEAL for me. Let me tell you ladies.... I did not even want to leave my house. I was vomiting almost daily, lost about 30 lbs. in less than 2 months. I was numb since it happened. I had no feelings of love for my husband, family, no feelings of anger, sadness, anything. That is totally not me... helloooo I am a Social Worker. I am full of empathy. All of it was gone. My poor DH went from (TMI) DTD 2-3 times a week to 1 x a month if he was lucky and even then I was just fulfilling my role. It is so nice that because I can relax (even a bit) I can function. Unfortunately I used up all the vacation and sick time I had been accruing for 4 years to have a baby. That bites! I have had to resign my supervisor position which means a cut in pay. If I fall below working 37.5 hours a week I lose my health insurance. I know that this will be a long battle to get back to some sense of normalcy, but I am standing with my sheild and sword at the ready! Criminal cases can take 2-3 years to even go to trial. So I am sad to say that I am relinquishing my baby-making status for now. I still have to have surgery at some point but to be honest, I don't know if it will ever happen for us. My best friend seems to think that we can continue to try. Um, hello, so do you think facing my sister's accused killer wouldn't be stressful and affect me. Just what I need - another miscarriage. Or what about in 2 years and I have a breast feeding one-year old. How do I manage to be in court to support my sister's justice while toting a baby. Of course I would love to have it all but the reality (and unfairness) that has been thrust in my face prohibits me from being selfish in my want to be a mother. Please keep me on "the list" as even if I am 80 years old and without child, I never waivered from wanting one. I just have to make a choice right now, as hard as it is, and that is to be my parents' support system and stand beside my wonderful older sister's memory as we fight for justice! I am sorry to rant and vent outloud and by no means does this mean I am leaving the group. I want to stalk your charts, your signatures and hopefully some baby pics. With all the things I have to do I don't really get a lot of time to read, in detail, the postings nor post my own but when I get a chance I do. Rooting you all on helps keep me going and my faith in motherhood alive!