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post #141 of 2251
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I got my AF headache and spotting today temp stayed down so she is on her way. I went to the brewpub after work, only had one beer as I was driving. so no drunk dial from me. I will be ovulating towards the end of our vacation so getting in enough spelunking should not be a problem.

Bikini sending you good vibes
So sorry stretch...on a positive note - that's a lovely LP!
post #142 of 2251
stretch, and thanks for the good wishes. Still not sure what's going on, but... hm. This is so TMI, but my inner woman-parts, the "cave" of "spelunking" if you will, feel like they do when AF is about to start. So I think it's just a weird cycle.

It's Friday! And someone said spelunk train!
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post #143 of 2251
Bikini-That song created some great images in my mind.

Peanutbuttercup - Thanks for noticing the LP nowhere else in the world would someone notice how nice it was and comment on it.

The positive part of this AF is that I can now drink on vacation, and I will definitly not have morning sickness on vacation.
post #144 of 2251
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Bikini-That song created some great images in my mind.

Peanutbuttercup - Thanks for noticing the LP nowhere else in the world would someone notice how nice it was and comment on it.

The positive part of this AF is that I can now drink on vacation, and I will definitly not have morning sickness on vacation.
HAVE ONE FOR ME PLEASE!!!

sorry stretch

i agree on the LP - thats def. something to be happy about!!
post #145 of 2251
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Thank you girls! I really love what I do. I went to law school thinking and hoping to make buku bucks, then met all my classmates and thought "hells no. I am not like them." So I jumped shipped, went the public sector route and now 90% of my clients pay me with gratitude and baked goodies. I used to work for a non-profit agency, but government funds have too many strings attached and we could never represent the women who truly needed our help (because of immigration issues or making "too much money") I quit and took many of the cases we couldn't at the agency. My husband is so patient and understanding. We are a one income family and he works very hard so I can do what I do.

I will catch up with everyone's posts soon. Just thought I would say thanks!
You are welcome. Man, I wish there was a way for women who have means to be able to contribute to you doing your pro-bono stuff. Now, that would be so cool!
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Oh lordy what a long story. I will try to be quick. I was on vacation in the Outer Banks, and my water broke. I was transferred three hours by ambulance to Norfolk VA where she was born (that's another story). Then she was in the NICU for three weeks and DH and I lived in the Ronald McDonald house across the street from the hospital. We drove home 21 days later - it took 9 1/2 hours!!
We believe she was born early because she was being attacked by fibrous tissue in utero. This is known as amniotic band syndrome (ABS), and it is super rare. Her right hand was affected and looks like a little fin. It doesn't have much function, but it has been amazing to watch her adapt. We are incredibly lucky. Many children who have ABS don't make it, or lose entire limbs. We had no idea anything was wrong until she was born!
Now she is such a delight - so much personality, and seriously high maintenance (love it!). I can't imagine life without her or having any other crazy birth story. She is still breastfeeding and cosleeping, and I never want her to grow up!! (ok, well maybe when I get pg I'll change my mind on that one!)
Sorry such a long response!




Seriously, I just go down town. Works every time... I have to say though, that gets annoying. I wish he initiated more! But, like your DH, he is tired and overworked. I feel horrible for him.



Thanks so much! We have really put so much love into it. I wish it was completely ours...we are only part owners. The main owners are amazing people, and our closest friends!



I third that.
That's an amazing story! Glad to hear that your daughter is finding wonderful ways to adapt to her circumstances (I won't say disability because it does not sound to be one for her).

My DH is the same. He expresses desire for a child, and he's so stressed that the though (and sometimes the act) of spelunking is overwhelming. Weekends are better for us so HAPPILY I've not O'd YET!

Where's Ms Carrot FlowerZ?
post #146 of 2251
So
(1) I think AF is here, hiss, but hey -- it's a new cycle for vitamins and temping and all that jazz and continuing to get healthier every day, right? sorta, I'm still eating chocolate cupcakes if I wake up and AF's in full force. But maybe it means I'm ovulating earlier in my cycle, too. That would be weird. (I choose to believe that rather than short LP >.>)

(2) Gas here? $5.11/gallon for regular, which is price gouging, but apparently since we didn't BUY any we can't REPORT it as such. Hopefully someone does.

(3) Do we have anyone in Ike's path? If so I really hope you guys are safe somewhere.

(4) I am working on setting up my Etsy shop; I'm finishing one last pair of mitts for a trade and then I'm going to do one for the shop I probably will buy sig ads here on MDC once I... you know, get the money to pay for one. This has been on my wishlist of stuff to do since 2006 so I am pleased. Very pleased.

(5) Do any of you do anything with tarot cards? I am interested in them, right now mostly as a means to create plot and characters for novels

(6) BORED and SLIGHTLY SAD about AF and Ike and gah. OK! Thanks for bearing with my crazy-rant for today!
post #147 of 2251
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You are welcome. Man, I wish there was a way for women who have means to be able to contribute to you doing your pro-bono stuff. Now, that would be so cool!

That's an amazing story! Glad to hear that your daughter is finding wonderful ways to adapt to her circumstances (I won't say disability because it does not sound to be one for her).

My DH is the same. He expresses desire for a child, and he's so stressed that the though (and sometimes the act) of spelunking is overwhelming. Weekends are better for us so HAPPILY I've not O'd YET!

Where's Ms Carrot FlowerZ?
Thanks Olerica...you are right, it is certainly not a disability! She uses it like a little shovel and scoops things up...holds them against her body....She has changed my life. Really. Seriously. Soooo much. I am truly truly blessed. The scary part now is that we are coming up possible surgery to help her with function. Youch.

Oh, she's up. Write more later.
post #148 of 2251
Hi Girlies! so for some reason I have been getting up at 5:20 for the past few mornings. WIDE awake. Even on saturday. for no reason. Oh well..

Binkin That gas price is ridiculous! One bad thing about where I live is it's baaaad for biking or walking. I have to cross a bridge to get to work, and if I had to ride my bike over it, I would prob get killed (no bike lanes). Sucks. Etsy shop sounds cool! I have a friend who reads tarot cards... what kind of info are you looking for?
Also, AF sucks. Sorry. Drink a beer for me!

PBcup Ruby is adorable and sounds amazing!

Stretch Sorry about AF!

AFM, temp still up (although it was only 97.9 last night - below coverline - and 98.4 this morning - normal for after AF. I thought it was supposed to be HIGHER at night?! Oh well. I'm testing out the OPK/HPT theory still too. My OPK wasn't as dark as yesterday am when I peed on it this morning, but it was darker than it had been yesterday afternoon.... (yesterday afternoon I P'd on it and there was no line at all).

I cracked and bought 2 frer's I'll take next wed.

Funny story - BF and I were talking last night about Baby Mama, and I was telling him how I almost cried when she got a BFN, and he's like "what's a BFN?" So I told him what BFN and BFP were... He was like, "ooooooooooh! I thought a BFP was a Big Fat something else and I thought you guys were being dirty!" hahahahahaha!
post #149 of 2251
Temp's definitely down this morning so I'm sure AF will be here in full force shortly, not least because of the monster cramps. It's interesting; this will be my shortest cycle since I started keeping track (2 years).

I want to go back to sleep and do nothing today. It's pouring so that's not conducive to productivity for me, either (prefer to curl up and read). zzzz
post #150 of 2251
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I want to go back to sleep and do nothing today. It's pouring so that's not conducive to productivity for me, either (prefer to curl up and read). zzzz
That's exactly how I am; I got out of bed this morning, noted the weather, and lurched back to bed with a book. Now, I'm out and about to see if the dog is willing to brave the drizzle (he hates rain, and refuses to go outside in it -- and he's over 80 pounds, so most of the time he gets his way).

AFM, temps are down this morning, but I don't know if it's significant or not.
post #151 of 2251
Binkin -

Gas just SW of here went to almost $6/gallon yesterady! There were police doing crowd control at the local sheetz because people were trying madly to fill up before they raised prices even more. What lunacy!

On another note, DH and I are going to the Virginia Tech game this afternoon. Should be a raucous time.
post #152 of 2251
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That's exactly how I am; I got out of bed this morning, noted the weather, and lurched back to bed with a book. Now, I'm out and about to see if the dog is willing to brave the drizzle (he hates rain, and refuses to go outside in it -- and he's over 80 pounds, so most of the time he gets his way).

AFM, temps are down this morning, but I don't know if it's significant or not.
Which book are you reading? I just got the 4th book in the Twilight series and am having trouble putting it down. Not as much trouble as I'm having removing myself from MDC!!!
post #153 of 2251
So for the past two nights I have woken with waves of nausea!! SO of course I tested again this morning(I am a self confessed POAS_aholic) obviously neg as I am only 9 or10 dpo.I just couldn't help myself.I even posted on the no test thread looking for support to try and hold off but I am obviously invisible over there
so now I have to hold off for a few more days!!arrgghhh
post #154 of 2251
BINKIN sorry to hear that the witch is on her way
Hopefully this coming month will be your month ::
I too love to curl up and read/laze around on yucky days like today.My babes have different ideas though.I think Ikea is calling.Gotta love that drop off play area!
post #155 of 2251
gbutt- you need a BFPns to get a BFPstv... :

pbc- my baby was in the nicu too, for 13 days. i had him a month early, in a different state too. he couldn't breathe on his own. he came out blue, it was the scariest thing that has ever happened to me. i can't imagine 3 weeks.. every night of those 13 days i cried myself to sleep. it felt so wonderful when henry came home.

binkin-

stretch-

zen- what's up with you, my dear? af or bfp yet?




me..

just spelunking away over here. we got down and dirty the last 3 nights, we plan to the next 3 nights, then chill for the two days before o, using the shettles method.

i hope it works, it really freaks me out to get no action right before o when we are trying to concieve, but at least this month, we're trying it. hopefully with 6 nights of spermies having a party up there the two nights off won't cause too much of a lag in spelunking.

there other sh*tty thing about the shuttles method:

no orgasms for mama.

apparently orgasms create an "alkali" environment (favors boy sperm, while more acidic environments favor girls). so i have been doing it the past 3 nights (and the next 3) with no cookie. no fun, no fun, lalalalalalala.

it's pretty akward too..

dh: does that feel good?

me: yeah..

dh: well, should i stop then?

me: (damn!) yeah.


it's also hard for dh to finish his joyride when he knows i am not going to finish mine. it creates a complex.

ug. if i have a daughter it will be worth this week of sexual frustration. at least i'm telling myself that.
post #156 of 2251
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So for the past two nights I have woken with waves of nausea!! SO of course I tested again this morning(I am a self confessed POAS_aholic) obviously neg as I am only 9 or10 dpo.I just couldn't help myself.I even posted on the no test thread looking for support to try and hold off but I am obviously invisible over there
so now I have to hold off for a few more days!!arrgghhh
I'm hoping you get a BFP in the next couple days!!!! On a side note, I woke up three nights ago to let my poor sick dog outside and I threw up! How strange is that? I haven't even O'd yet. I guess maybe I got up too fast...DH said "honey, maybe you're pregnant!" I told him that's impossible, we didn't even get an egg yet!
post #157 of 2251
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Hi Girlies! so for some reason I have been getting up at 5:20 for the past few mornings. WIDE awake. Even on saturday. for no reason. Oh well..



AFM, temp still up (although it was only 97.9 last night - below coverline - and 98.4 this morning - normal for after AF. I thought it was supposed to be HIGHER at night?! Oh well. I'm testing out the OPK/HPT theory still too. My OPK wasn't as dark as yesterday am when I peed on it this morning, but it was darker than it had been yesterday afternoon.... (yesterday afternoon I P'd on it and there was no line at all).

I cracked and bought 2 frer's I'll take next wed.

Funny story - BF and I were talking last night about Baby Mama, and I was telling him how I almost cried when she got a BFN, and he's like "what's a BFN?" So I told him what BFN and BFP were... He was like, "ooooooooooh! I thought a BFP was a Big Fat something else and I thought you guys were being dirty!" hahahahahaha!
The bolded is mine:0)
This was me EVERY morning with DD for the first trimester.Even before I got a +.It is funny but with my first I had a ton of symptoms,sore boobs almost immediately,insomnia,sickness and with my boys and two losses (also boys/testing told us) I had nothing like it.Just some mild sickness and occasional insomnia,weird huh!

As for the OKP result,there were def two lines but the result line was lighter that the control line

I have a great feeling for you
I hear a zen song coming on for you very soon...
post #158 of 2251
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gbutt- you need a BFPns to get a BFPstv... :

pbc- my baby was in the nicu too, for 13 days. i had him a month early, in a different state too. he couldn't breathe on his own. he came out blue, it was the scariest thing that has ever happened to me. i can't imagine 3 weeks.. every night of those 13 days i cried myself to sleep. it felt so wonderful when henry came home.

binkin-

stretch-

zen- what's up with you, my dear? af or bfp yet?




me..

just spelunking away over here. we got down and dirty the last 3 nights, we plan to the next 3 nights, then chill for the two days before o, using the shettles method.

i hope it works, it really freaks me out to get no action right before o when we are trying to concieve, but at least this month, we're trying it. hopefully with 6 nights of spermies having a party up there the two nights off won't cause too much of a lag in spelunking.

there other sh*tty thing about the shuttles method:

no orgasms for mama.

apparently orgasms create an "alkali" environment (favors boy sperm, while more acidic environments favor girls). so i have been doing it the past 3 nights (and the next 3) with no cookie. no fun, no fun, lalalalalalala.

it's pretty akward too..

dh: does that feel good?

me: yeah..

dh: well, should i stop then?

me: (damn!) yeah.


it's also hard for dh to finish his joyride when he knows i am not going to finish mine. it creates a complex.

ug. if i have a daughter it will be worth this week of sexual frustration. at least i'm telling myself that.
2in09 - Not to confuse things or change your plans, but I had the best orgasm of my life the day my daughter was conceived (although I have no idea how close to that day I O'd). So maybe the orgasm thing doesn't matter so much?

Also, so glad your DS is doing well. I imagine him being blue must have been horrifying!! Ruby was actually breathing fairly well, she was just super small at 4lbs 1 oz...Three weeks was definitely a long time, but the day we took her home made every tear totally worth it! How old is your DS now?
post #159 of 2251
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library - oh how i love college football. go NOLES! haaaaaaaaaaaa. have a great time.

binkin - i'm sorry babe. you know what? i feel flo coming too. temp is down this morning and now this chart looks exactly like all the others - PREDICTABLE. i am so OKAY about it too. because i get to look forward to NOT-temping! wahoo! maybe our switch-a-roo will prove effective for us both? ;-)

pbutter - ive been reading along all your stories (hubands rest. and about ruby). its so good to get some more 'in depth' details about people in here. thanks for sharing with us!

flowerZ - where you AT?

olerica - go O' go O' go O'!!

mini - that sounds VERY promising! YAY FOR NASUEA! (i can NEVER spell that one) :Puke


AFM: I will enjoy kayaking down the Nantahala River tomorrow more fully - knowing that when/if I get surfed in some rapid, I won't be unnecessarily stunning any zygote. And then the BEER afterwards will be quite delightful.



You all have a great weekend!
post #160 of 2251
Zen??? Boob-a-licious ...where you at?? What's the status? Thinking about you!

Edit:
You were typing as I wrote this! Have fun kayaking and drinking beer...WAHOO!
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