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chuord's Avatar chuord 08:32 PM 06-17-2013
Chrissy thanks for the hair update! I'm so glad you have your zen, though I think it's all you - I mean after the whole ordeal with mum this month has to be calmer right?

Ladies thanks for all the feedback on the breast size changes, some of you made me laugh so much with the way you described the process! I'll explain why I'm interested... I was always a b/c cup - no matter whether 10kg heavier or lighter... (Mum and sis are well endowed) then I cut the bad fats out of my diet (margarine and fake stuff) increased my intake of 'natural' fats and then my bras didn't fit, I got new ones (thought they shrunk in the wash) and had a heart attack when the lady took one look and told me I was a dd! (We muscle tested - kiniesiology to confirm how it happened) anyway lol they still get in the way... Luckily they're not that big as I'm a 36... So last month with the whatever it was they got heavy and larger - just like you said SKJ... I'm just hoping one size is it, when it happens.
Anyway, just wanted to explain why... Hmm re coverage -3, -1 I think so hopefully better.

TF how are you doing lady?
Shell - what treats are you indulging this week?
Jpack I love that you are so revitalized from teaching
Sherry - how far from your house is that wood? I'm hoping to move to acreage in the city if we stay here - I need space between the blocks lol.
Adie - how are you?
Indie - hugs and serenity to you
Lucille - update please? Hope you are well?
Sila and SKJ - still so excited for you both, and that you are so close together timing wise!

Shell77's Avatar Shell77 09:32 PM 06-17-2013

Day 3 of the progesterone injections and I have the worst heartburn fromit !! Ugh has this happened to any of you?

sherryvhkb's Avatar sherryvhkb 09:15 AM 06-18-2013
Hi everyone.

Shelly I will try the sweetest thing! I think we will be 2ww together. You have a bit more invested than I do. I think I will be thinking more about yours.

Chrissy. I realize how much I have become a part of my surroundings there. I find it especially full filling to manage the wood go heat the house. It is grounding to slow down enough to know each tree that makes you warm....I may end up an off the grid hippie chic naturalist. If only I could have goats and chickens!

Chourd....it is more or less surrounding the house. 20 feet or so. The front is a very steep incline. I am trying to cut it back or tame it a bit around the house.It will be a years long and satisfying project to make it an enchanted place. 9 acres.

I don't know if you instagram but I have many pictures under the same name as here. I have also become photo addicted. I think it is in part to bring so solitary. I am excited for you this month. It sounds like your timing (and your plan) were perfect!!

AFM In Brooklyn. It is loud...it seems extra loud the first day back. I should o sometime this week. But...I feel like it is just a sad epilogue to my whole story.

Have a great day everyone!
sherryvhkb's Avatar sherryvhkb 10:37 AM 06-18-2013
Oh and TF.....you lurker....any symptoms? Where else but here could you have a dozen plus people that you've never met all hoping so hard that you vomit?
chuord's Avatar chuord 03:46 PM 06-18-2013
Sherry I am loading Instagram right now so I can find you... 9 acres of nature - I'm so (not jealous) but in awe of that, lol I could go hippie too, except the hygiene and cash flow part... Oh and dh's paranoia about 4-5 star sleeping accommodation 😜 you should see the place we've been given in Darwin (ok major tourist season there and school holidays so anything is a bonus) it's clean revamped etc... He's focussing on all the bad stuff lol such a pain!
I hope we have better coverage - at least its better than last month. How far from o are you? Have you added any sups to the mix? I really want this one to work for you... I tried maca powder (and have it to dh) it really increased our desires and I just felt more fertile...
I agree TF - what's going on? And everyone else...
Shell - I have had non pg related indigestion... Some advice I got was don't drink much water either half an hour before or 1 hour after a main meal... Apparently it waters fown the stomach acid then your stomach produces more and you get overload... Although its not changing the cause it might help the problem? Lol have you wondered if it might be from nervous excitement? How many sleeps now mama?
chuord's Avatar chuord 06:07 PM 06-18-2013

Happy thought for today xx
toothfairy2be's Avatar toothfairy2be 06:27 PM 06-18-2013

I'm still here- trying (unsuccessfully) to stay sane. I don't really have an update. I have no idea what is going on dizzy.gif


Sila- beautiful bump picture! I have boob envy... to like anyone with nice boobs, I think of it as small boob syndrome!


Shell- Never did PIO but I did get heartburn right around implantation, it is the worst... If you drink milk I found that helps.


Sherry- I'm so touched by your thoughts out on the woods. I carry a little cross that I got last Lent that says Be Still and know that I am God. Somehow your note reminded me of that. It is so nice to have quiet sometimes and just feel life and all the wondrous gifts around us. You are so special to me  eyesroll.gif


chuord- Your coverage this month sounds perfect. I'm so glad you were able to get back to some romance & reconnect with DH. That is funny about his idea of hotels. 


SKJ- Is it weird that I feel so much better knowing your boobs haven't blown up immediately with pregnancy... Your bump picture is adorable too, I can't wait to see it in person!!


I have instragram too!! Friend me! You can find my screen name liking all of sherry's photos!

MindlessChrissy's Avatar MindlessChrissy 06:36 PM 06-18-2013
On instagram, too. Under mindlesspoison.
Shell77's Avatar Shell77 06:36 PM 06-18-2013

I need HELP!!! I have to stick myself in the butt with that HORRIBLE NEEDLE!!! I am on day 4 and I have lumps and I am so sore... I just sit on the dang heating pad all day... It does not hurt when i first do it, only the next day is horrible greensad.gif I counted 91 day's I have to do this... that is 91 shots!!! I don't know if my hiney can take this :-/ any thoughts?

SilaMarila's Avatar SilaMarila 09:24 PM 06-18-2013

Shell - Terrible right!? You are following all the tips I gave right (sounds like it)? Keep massaging the area as much as you can (I know it can get so painful even to the touch!). You are switching butt cheeks each day right? I did a lot of googling but didn't really find anything else helpful. I don't know what to tell you other than I've been there and it was no fun. Knowing it was helping the baby really helped me, I hope soon those babies will be growing inside you and give you the strength you need to keep going! I made and you can too.


TF - I will happily share some boob(s) with you! Big boobs are sometimes not as fun as everyone makes them out to be. Small boobs seem in these days!


I'm on IG too if you aren't already following me. My SN is the same as my email address.

sherryvhkb's Avatar sherryvhkb 09:31 PM 06-18-2013
Oh shell that's awful. All Silas suggestions are spot on. Inject as slow as possible. Give it a long gentle massage. I used to have some people come in and I would do them. When I worked in an admin setting I did a secretaries for her. She would even come over on weekends. Is there anyone who can assist? If it gets really bad ask about your thigh. It is an even bigger muscle but a lot of people are squeamish about it. I would do it!! You just stab yourself while sitting. You can take your time injecting and massaging. Perhaps your doc would OK that. Also are you bent over for the injection? That stretches that muscle out. Good luck. I just remembered.you stitched your own thumb!!!! Haha. I'm sure you could handle the thigh.
sherryvhkb's Avatar sherryvhkb 09:44 PM 06-18-2013
Chord. Nice thought for the day. Glad you found me on IG. I am doing the modified shower friendly hippie thing..
chuord's Avatar chuord 11:47 PM 06-18-2013
Thanks sherry! I'm on as chuord if anyone wants to link... I don't know all your emails etc...

TF lol you can have my share too - I was very happy with my c cups... Strange isn't it, I thought them small at the time - now I miss them... Anyway until tomorrow!
jpack's Avatar jpack 03:42 PM 06-19-2013
Shell, that sounds so, so terrible! I'm so sorry for your pain! I don't have any advice or experience, but you're one tough cookie!

On the tts mine are dd, only got ginormous in the first month or so of bfeeding. And the were HUGE but kinda receded after those first months.

Good grief, I almost tested today!! 5dpo! What is wrong with me?! Some one needs to smack some sense into me!
chuord's Avatar chuord 03:59 PM 06-19-2013
Jpack lol I'm 4dpo and I want to test already too... Not sure if that makes you any saner or I need a slap too 😜

Shell - hugs on the pain lady... Just keep thinking on those babies - it's bound to help... Two more sleeps to go xxx
Shell77's Avatar Shell77 04:12 PM 06-19-2013

Sorry for the melt down haha I seriously start crying 30 minutes before I have to do the injection.

Sila: Thank you for all your help... i have done EVERYTHING you told me to do and it still is the worst feeling ever! You are one strong woman!! and yes, as soon as I have my babies in me this will make it much better...

Sherry: This is worse than stitching up the thumb :-( I haven't let DH do it to me yet , cause he is a jabber... but i might do the bending over thing and letting him do it. Thank you

Chourd: I am really trying to behave with the treats lol But I am having these horrible night cravings for pop tarts, and I am going to enjoy a glass of red wine and bubble bath tonight :-)

TF: you can have some of my boobs too lol I can't wait to get a lift and reduction as soon as I am well enough to do so after the babies are born :-)

JP: you might think I am crazy, but i am NOT allowing myself to buy and test's ... I am going to enjoy the 2ww as being pregnant... If I can handle it.


So how is everyone doing?? any news? how are all the preggo mommy's?


AFM: My A** is killing me!! haha I mean seriously this is horrible!!!! I guess it is all going to be worth it when my babies are safely growing in my uterus. (haha that sounds so funny) I am so secrectly stressed and worried and keep trying to tell myself that this is it!! this is GOING to work, and I will have our babies in Feb, (if twins) march (if singleton)... I want this and I don't want to worry cause it is our last chance :-( . I am scared of being a failure... there I said it!! I said what I am not suppose to say. Ok now I can move forward and be positive.. I also am not going to buy any test, I want to enjoy being pregnant for 2 weeks without all the stress of those 2 little lines... I will probably poas the day of my blood test, just cause I wouldn't want the phone call to take me unexpected off guard.... other than having major anxiety, insomnia nd a sore bottom... I am really excited!!


Question: What is the best kind of Hot tea to drink after et? recipes??

MindlessChrissy's Avatar MindlessChrissy 04:49 PM 06-19-2013
Shell - Bummer about your butt.

Jpack - Only on 6dpo and I wanted to test yesterday. Holding out for 10dpo.
chuord's Avatar chuord 05:49 PM 06-19-2013
Lol we've all started synching o! 😝 We so aren't going to last without poas....
bebelove's Avatar bebelove 06:32 PM 06-19-2013

Hi, everyone!! Well, here I am, 3 days past my due date and just waiting, waiting, waiting! I fully expected to go a week late, so I'm not too stressed about it at all, but it is funny to walk around knowing that things could start up at any time (or my water could break in the middle of grocery shopping!). Becoming a mother is a crazy thing!


Shell, I am sooooo beyond excited for your FET in TWO DAYS!! As for the shots in the tush, I say bend over, ask hubby to count to five, and you zone out on a mental image of your baby the whole time. Giving them to yourself is super hard and nerve-wracking! Sending you good thoughts for the transfer!!!!


Sila: You have the cutest bump ever! So how long now until you find out the gender???


SKJ: You have an adorable bump, too! At this point I can't believe mine was ever that small!


TF: I am eagerly awaiting your next update! I am keeping every finger and toe crossed, and sending you every good wish that the next update is one that gives you total security that everything is A-OK! You are one tough cookie, girl. Hang in there!


Chrissy, look at you rocking the pink hair!


Jpack, chuord - can't wait for DPO10 for you to test!


Sherry, still thinking of you and can't wait to hear how this cycle goes for you.


AFM, I'm feeling good! So much anticipation!! 


I could use your opinion on my job situation (yes, I am still in the middle of what I consider a "job situation" -- it's never-freaking-ending) . . .


So, I'm taking a 4-month maternity leave. As you know, my job SUCKS -- horrible boss, terrible behaviors all around me, just totally awful all around and completely inappropriate. But alas, because of my stupid government contract, I have to go back! I am faced with the following decision:


1) Go back 3 days per week and double my contract from 1 year to 2 years but get to spend two extra days per week with my babe. This is great for the part-time schedule, but awful for doubling the time I'm stuck at this horrible place. There is little chance of being able to transfer elsewhere (well, little chance might be a slight exaggeration, but it's certainly not something I can count on). Also, if I switch to a part-time contract, there is no switching back, so I'm stuck it in for 2 years no matter what. How lovely to have a part-time schedule though!


2) Go back full-time, suck it up, have a terrible year, and be done with it in one single year. Bah. How awful to be away from baby 5 days per week, especially in such an awful place. But, then it's done and I'm free from it forever. 


Thoughts?? What would you do? I should also note that what makes my job difficult is that I do not have flexibility. It's not like when I used to have a corporate job and could stroll in when I did and leave when I needed . . . in my role now, I can't leave my house a minute later than 7:45 and can't get home a minute earlier than 5:15 at the earliest. So . . . that makes full-time hard, too.

Shell77's Avatar Shell77 07:34 PM 06-19-2013

Bebe: So EXCITED for you!!! you must do pictures right away!! haha... as for the job, Ugh I feel your pain, I would probably do the part time... the baby will only be 2 when you are finished and you won't miss so much of the most very important "first" everything.... i just hate that you have to go back to that awful place!! maybe only being there 3 day's a week will make it more bearable.


GOOD LUCK!!! I can't wait to see baby bebe and hear all about it. blowkiss.gif

MindlessChrissy's Avatar MindlessChrissy 07:39 PM 06-19-2013

Bebe - Tell that little girl she needs to get a move on. There's a ton of people waiting to meet her!! As for work, I have no idea.


Chuord - lol I wonder which of us will break first?!

bebelove's Avatar bebelove 08:12 PM 06-19-2013

Shell, thanks!! We're so excited, too. Thanks for your feedback on work . . . I know, part-time might make it so much more bearable even if it doubles the time. I'm still going to keep a lookout for transfer opportunities. Who knows, might get lucky!


Chrissy, I will tell her! :)

bebelove's Avatar bebelove 08:12 PM 06-19-2013

Indie, hey, where are you in your cycle?! Thinking of you!

sherryvhkb's Avatar sherryvhkb 08:21 PM 06-19-2013
Part time!!! For sure...at 4 months when you go back she will just be getting to be fun. Having those two extra days will be so worth it!!!
sherryvhkb's Avatar sherryvhkb 08:23 PM 06-19-2013
Also. I think I o'd today...we are going to have a steady stream of tests all being a day or two apart. I'm ready to test today!
bebelove's Avatar bebelove 08:47 PM 06-19-2013

Sherry, I know . . . I hate to think about missing out on all the fun stuff!! Our finances will take a real hit, but at this point I'm caring much less. By the way, if I ever mention signing any sort of contract in the future, I'll pay you to fly here and smack me!!!


Can't wait for all the upcoming testing!!!

chuord's Avatar chuord 10:04 PM 06-19-2013
Bebe - so exciting! Hmm I'm with the others personally I'd go part time, it's kinder to you and baby girl - and you're doubling the length of time in which to transfer lol... Re finances, it's easier to tighten the belt when you're not so thinly stretched you resort to take out every other night.. I hope you find a happy solution for you...
Sherry yay for joining the o club! Lol hmmm Chrissy you're 2 days ahead of me so if I crack first that will be really pathetic 😝 - but highly possible! I'll have to take tests with me to Darwin... End of cycle is 3 days into the trip.
indie1976's Avatar indie1976 11:58 AM 06-20-2013

Hi my friends,


Let's see if I can catch up...


Toothfairy - Sending lots and lots of love your way. We are here for you come rain or shine (but SO hoping for shine... you deserve some shine, dammit)


Bebe - EEK! You are so close! How wonderful that you have had a long, healthy pregnancy! As for work, I originally thought you should go ahead and do full time for that one remaining year. My thought process: you would be so in love and busy with your little girl that a year would fly by (and I'm guessing that year includes vacation time?) and then you would be DONE DONE DONE with that crazy woman and with student loans pain off... man, what a HUGE relief. But then I read everyone else's response and it makes so much sense to go part time, too! I'm afraid I'm no help now, I'm as confused as you! :)


Shell - You are SO close. I'm so sorry about the PIO shots... you're freaking me out! It sounds horrible.


Skj - I hope your work trip is going well. You must be exhausted. I'm so impressed and encouraged that you can be both smart and pregnant at the same time :) Your bump was gorgeous. Loved the strategically placed phone :)


Sila - Saucy! You're bump is starting to grow, too! Looking forward to gender confirmation! 


Chrissy/Chuord/Sherry - is there a O party going on? Hoping everyone got great bd coverage and we get some new bfps soon!


Chuord - I'm also on IG. I followed you. I'm the one with a thousand pictures of dogs and cats :)


Chrissy - how's your mom healing?


Sherry - You know I'm never letting go of you even if you decide to move on!


Jpack - Your work drama was CRAZY. I'm proud of you for standing up for yourself... I'm glad you are enjoying teaching and I hope that PNW air was just what you needed to get your bfp :)


I hope I didn't miss anyone. I've been reading along and so my updates are from memory. 


AFM - I may or may not be CD1 today. Thought for sure I was this a.m. but it's tapered off.  I have had the longest cycle I've ever had... 30 days. That's a record for me. I did opks and got a positive on cd 11 but now I'm thinking I must have had more than one surge and O'd later? Or a crazy long lp. Tested and it was always negative so don't think it was a cp. Anyway, I'm going in for ultrasound and blood work tomorrow. And if that comes back ok I will be starting clomid and then fsh and praying I get two eggs. This cycle will be a lot like an IUI. way less monitoring. Hoping that means way less stress! We'll see!

chuord's Avatar chuord 05:34 PM 06-20-2013
Great to see you indie! Hugs on the journey and fx on the two eggs... Missing you heaps - off to IG now ...
MindlessChrissy's Avatar MindlessChrissy 07:24 PM 06-20-2013

Indie - Hope you get the okay tomorrow. Thinking of you! Hugs.

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