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11-13-2012 10:21 PM

New thread is up. Frosty Moon got more votes.

11-13-2012 07:05 PM

I like frosty moon...



Welcome.gif to sphinxy and coquelicot



Gisdiva and coati -hug2.gif Sorry about af. I hope next cycle is the one....


dakipode- Hope you get some answers soon....


Xerxella-  sounds like your cycle is going to be a good one...thumb.gif


AFM: cd9 and I got a positive opk today! Craaaazy. That's never happend to me this early before.  I usually don't start testing for a few more days but had a temp spike this morning. We'll see what happens I guess!

11-13-2012 06:11 PM
Lidamama84 Dakipode, so true about over-eating...I'm an emotional eater and I always need to have something in my mouth if I'm sitting down....maybe I should try a pacifier??? (Joking...)

Xerxella, YAY for EWCM!!! I used to have so much before I had to wear a panty liner...sorry, I find I have much less...and I'm only 28! Yeesh!

Coati, good luck on the HSG! Let us know how it goes.
11-13-2012 01:28 PM
Sphinxy Thanks for the welcome everyone! I've really enjoyed reading your posts from the last few weeks. Regarding coping with negative feelings and "preparing for the worst", my DW and I had a great conversation about this after my BFN last cycle. I usually come from a perspective of "prepare for the worst" not because it makes the disappointment any easier to handle, but because I sort of feel as though by not preparing I would be actually taking something for granted and jinxing myself. I'm not *really* that superstitious, but I guess it sneaks up on me in moments like this when I feel so out of control. We talked about how maybe I could try to turn that around, and consider that maybe the real "jinx" would be in not preparing for the possibility of a positive outcome. I think for me it's a freeing idea, to think that it might be OK to have hope for success without knocking on every piece of wood I can find...

To GISDiva and Coati, sorry about AF. Coati, last month my BFN was followed up with a pint of Ben & Jerry's "Chocolate Therapy", so I can relate!
11-13-2012 01:28 PM

Coati: I had one in August. During I felt fine but shortly after it ended I got some serious cramps. The nurse had told me I was allowed to take some painkillers before the procedure that morning but I completely forgot about it. The cramping lasted about an hour and then I felt fine.

Good luck to you!

11-13-2012 01:28 PM
Xerxella coati - Sorry about af. It seems to be going around. (I guess you guys are more in tune with the moon than the rest of us! smile.gif )I've heard varying reports on the HSG. I haven't had one, but I did have the one where they just look inside the uterus. It wasn't too bad. Take 600mg ibuprofen before hand.

dakipode - Sorry for the super long luteal phase. Any chance you didn't ovulate when you thought you did? I know you're considering this too, but OPKs can show an lh surge and then have your body not actually ovulate. Then it can surge again and that cause the true ovulation. And, overall Clomid can screw up many things. When can you get into see the doc so they can take a look in there and figure out what's happening? PS, I'd love to be a stay at home mom. If, when the time comes, you get the chance, go for it. I went part time (2 days a week) for a few years after the kids were born and just LOVED it. It really was the best of both worlds.

lidamama - Good luck with the working out/extra helping of dinner. smile.gifeat.gif I've been watching what I eat lately and it's been working. I guess it really does come down to just eating less. Sigh. That kinda sucks. I like eating.

spinxy - Welcome!! I think frosty moon might be a good choice for you! I hope those frozen swimmers did the trick this month.

GISDiva - (((Hugs))) hug.gif Sorry af found you. She does seem to be going around here lately. At least, if you're successful next month you'll have a good story around the baby! I always think things will be sucessful if they have a good story around them! orngtongue.gif

sparkle - Sorry about the BFN. It sucks when it's staring you in the face.

AFM - This is gearing up to be a productive EWCM cycle, so I guess that's good. I've got the start of it already. Anything wrong with a lot of EWCM? I figure younger women have more than older women, so that would seem to imply that it's more conducive to success, right?
11-13-2012 12:44 PM

Dakipode, your zinc experiments sound familiar. I've never tried zinc. I did have a longer cycle once, and that was a month I used different vitamins than normal. Another month my chart was different, and that was the month I drank a lot of tea. Always trying to figure things out. :-)


Sparklemaman and GISDiva, I agree with everyone else that you are awesome for being working moms. I plan to continue working full time when/if I become a mom.


I'm also going to have to join in with those of you feeling jealous again. I have another pregnant coworker. I pretty much cut her off in conversation when she was about to start talking about being pregnant. Maybe not super polite of me... It's just so hard to hear sometimes.


Welcome Sphinxy!


I vote Beaver Moon because I saw a beaver near the creek a couple weeks ago.


AFM - AF arrived yesterday, so I am treating myself to lots of chocolate. This means that I am having an HSG on Thursday. Hopefully, I will also get the results of my thyroid test, and I will definitely talk to my doctor about my husband's SA results. I am excited to get some answers but also nervous. Has anybody here had an HSG? I'm getting the saline/ultrasound kind. I'm afraid it will hurt.

11-13-2012 11:54 AM

Lidamama: My client and I were recently talking about how she's hungrier because of pregnancy but she read that you're only supposed to have 300kcal more than your usual intake. She said to her DH: "But I'm feeding a whole other person," and her DH replied: "Yeah, but it's the size of an orange, how much do you think it eats?" LOL. Anyway, just to illustrate the point that even if you need extra calories to feed another person you may be overcompensating...


Quick update: I just researched "long luteal phase" and stumbled upon the word "luteal cyst". It's apparently a known fact that Clomid increases the chances of developing one and a luteal cyst will sustain progesterone production... Ugh. Sounds like I either need a lower dose of Clomid or just not bother with it at all.

11-13-2012 11:40 AM

Lol! Forgot my AFM: I am working to get back on my 99.99% Gluten-Free diet. I am gluten-sensitive and for the past year I've really fallen off the bandwagon. In fact, I believe the bandwagon is on the other side of the country, haha. I am also working on getting back in shape. Not that I'm overweight, but soft and squishy around the middle and the inevitable muffin top is really getting me down. I feel better about myself and I have more energy, am more zen when I'm in good physical shape, so I am aiming to jog/walk 3x a week during my lunch, and do a fitness DVD 3 other nights. And Hard, because I'm nursing still (like, 5x a night plus mornings and evenings), so I definitely am hungrier than normal. But, I decided that instead of snacking on junk once I put the kids to bed, I am just going to have a second helping of supper. Way less empty calories, right? Right?

11-13-2012 11:32 AM

SparkleMaman: Ohh, the mommy guilt!!! So terrible of us to beat ourselves up for things we can't change. I'm pretty certain men rarely/never do this, so why do we feel SO MUCH GUILT?!? I'm very fortunate to have a year's paid mat leave, and without fail I spend the last month at home/first month at work in a depression. But I agree with others that this is a sign of conscience/consiousness rather than a sign of bad/neglectful parenting. Hope your DD is completely recovered now. And yay for snuggles! My oldest DD *only* snuggles when she's ill. Too delicious!!


Xerxella: (((Hugs!!!))) It's ok to feel what you are feeling, because your feelings are real to you...does that make sense? Sorry to hear your DH is a once-a-weeker...I am too, but my DH is a 3x a day-er. Seriously. Even with two kids. And he's not a teenager either. I keep telling him we're gonna end up with 10 kids if he doesn't calm down, LOL! He actually wanted to TTC this weekend, but I am at peace with my plan. It's more important to me to be a good mother to the kids I have than to pursue more kids too close together for my sanity. If one of us were a SAH parent, I wouldn't mind, but with both of us working full-time, and two kids under 4, plus daycare costs...It's too much to add another to the mix just right now. DD2 will be 2 in June and I'm ok with trying as of then.  I am interested in using OPKs in a couple of cycles, though, just to see what's up. I have random pains each month which might be O pains; I just never knew that such a thing existed. I'm also curious to see if I ever double, I'd love to have twins and be done...maybe maca will help...


Dakipode: Yes, that was 2 plane rides each way and they were both short (45 min and 1.5 hrs), with a short-ish stop-over each way and unlimited coffee, drinks and snacks at the stop-over (gotta love Porter airlines!!) I was very glad to catch my breath this weekend, though! That's why I've been a bit MIA from the thread lately :)  I hope I get the job too...I really want something with more work-life flexibility. Ideally, I'd like a job where I make less money all year-round, but I have the summers off with my kids...we shall see!  Good luck with your appointment!  I like frosty moon too; it's gotten pretty chilly here and we even had snow this morning.


Welcome, Coquelicot and Sphinxy!!! Hope your stay is short and fruitful ;)


GISDiva: Boo to other preggo ladies!! I feel like that too, even though I'm not TTC right now. And when I see women preggo who I don't think will be good parents...sigh...that's so judgemental of me, right??  Double-Boo to AF!!! Hopefully the maca helps even things out. I keep meaning to get some, I could really use the energy. I did try Vitex, but it gave me horrible nausea, even when I took it at night.


Good luck to all the soon-to-be testers!!! FX!!!

11-13-2012 11:26 AM

Coati: Has AF come for you yet? If so I wish you a productive talk with your doctor.


GISDiva: sorry AF found you. It does seem like as soon as you post something your body will prove you wrong, I think it's just the internet gods getting together with the fertility gods and messing with our heads...

Thank you for speaking up about your experience as a working mom. I wonder about these things. I was raised in Belgium where it's pretty much a given that both partners will work and I was taken aback at how much people seem to disapprove of that in the US. I had never doubted that I would be a working mom when the time came but after having lived here for almost 15 years I see the financial reality of exorbitant child care costs... It's nice to get some perspective from both sides.

Wishing you lots of fun over thanksgiving! LOL!


Xerxella: I wish you the best with your plan. It sounds like you're going for shotgun vs. sniper rifle...


Sparklemaman: I'm having a hard time with being zen too. Introducing the Clomid into the equation had/has my mind aflutter... And even though I tested, and then tested again, I'm still thinking maybe the test wasn't any good. My heart has so much hope, even though my mind keeps preparing itself for the worst.


Sphinxy: welcome! I hope we can all help you stay sane.


On the topic of progesterone: this is the second month I've unofficially experimented with zinc supplementation and I think it's influencing things. I sort of accidentally noticed that it may have been helping O when I took a bunch of zinc a couple of months ago for an oncoming cold. Since then I've started believing that taking zinc in my 2WW is helping my temps stay up... Anyone else have any experience with this? I read that zinc is important in making progesterone.


Beaver Moon vs Frosty Moon poll closes tonight, so far people seem to be pulling for Frosty though. I totally thought the same thing about Beaver Moon as you did Xerxella, but I see your logic in frosty sounding unsuccessful. smile.gif


AFM: Looking back over the past week I feel like I've been such a drama queen and I owe you all an apology. Still waiting on AF though, this is getting ridiculous: 17DPO and CD39.

11-13-2012 10:36 AM
Sphinxy Hi, I'm new here. SparkleMaman suggested I pop over here from the TWW group and see if this thread is a good fit for me. I'm on my 2nd cycle TTC and currently 6DPO. I've previously spent most of my time on the Queer Conceptions thread, but it's getting a little quiet over there since we had a very successful month and graduated five members in October! I'm not much for symptom spotting and I'm too cheap to poas frequently, but of course I do chart seeing as how frozen sperm is a limited resource for me and my dw, so we need to time our trying carefully. Mostly I'm just looking for some company and encouragement during this wait that feels like forever! Last cycle was our first attempt and I certainly wouldn't call it zen, but I am *trying* this cycle so hard to stay calm, and succeeding at least a little bit better...
11-13-2012 09:59 AM

Oh there it is.  That AF I've been missing.  Ouch. af.gif


Seriously, every time I write on this thread that I'm not sure when AF is coming it comes an hour later.  You must all think I'm daft!  Remind me not to do that next month.  However - it does mean I had a more normal cycle *length* this month, even though the weird spotting happened.  Progress.  CD 1...this also means we're going to have to baby dance at my IL's house over Thanskgiving.  With them and his brother's entire family staying in the bedrooms next door...Oy...


Hoping a little bean is being sneaky, SparkleMaman...

11-13-2012 08:08 AM

Beingmommy, GISDiva, and Xerxella Thank you SO much for your kind words and encouragement. I really needed it this weekend!! Things finally seem back to normal, as normal as it will ever be, that is winky.gif As I said, the juggling and balancing act is an ongoing ever present fact of life.


Dakipode I vote Frosty Moon as it is indeed chilly. And I think of snuggling, and other activities to stay warm, once the cold weather starts.


Xerxella and GISDiva My DH has also been objecting to the frequency of performances that I am asking for with TTC. After two days in a row ~2 weeks ago, around O, when I suggested another go the third day "just to be sure, " he called me devil woman, jokingly, truly, and with a smile, and told me he is no longer a teenager. I get it but still a bit disappointing. And I just want to say that I think you are very justified in feeling angry/jealous/whatever! towards the pregnant relatives/friends/acquaintances. I still think you're both good people!! It is more zen to admit your feelings, in my opinion anyway.


AFM I am 10 DPO today. Broke down and tested (again) this morning, BFN greensad.gif I am trying to be all zen and s@&T but it does not seem to be happening this month!! I am obsessively symptom spotting, essentially driving myself batty! If only my rational brain could take over...

11-13-2012 06:45 AM

I don't think anything is TMI on the Trying to Conceive boards, no worries Xerxella!  lol.gif  And we have the same husband, I think next month we need to try something similar.


So.  No spotting when I woke up this morning.  In a normal cycle (if there is such a thing anymore) AF would come Wednesday or Thursday.  So I will have an answer either way by, say, Friday I think.  Still very calm about the whole thing, it's creepy.  *haha*


I vote Frosty Moon, just because it started getting frosty here in Wisconsin just yesterday.  cold.gif

11-13-2012 06:26 AM
Xerxella dakipode - At first I thought frosty because of the connotations of beaver, but actually I think maybe those connotations are a good thing! A beaver moon at least makes us think of where everything's going on, but a frosty moon sounds decidedly unsuccessful. (Deep thoughts, I know.)

GISDiva - You're a better woman than I! I couldn't even talk to my cousin's wife at the latest family party. She "accidentally" got pregnant with her first child at 38 before her and the cousin were married and she's due when I was due with my last loss. I just stare at her angrily. Not very zen of me, right? By the way, I never cosider an HPT a waste. At least it gives you a definitive answer of where you are right then.

AFM - I got to start the OPKs last night. I don't know why I bother except it gives me something to do. I ovulate at about the same time every month (cd 15) and always have pretty good signs so I always know when I'm ovulating. I guess I like the definitiveness of the stick agreeing with everything else. We're trying a new method this month. DH really isn't an every day (or every other day or every third day) sort of guy. Really he's more of a once a weeker. So, we're holding off until cd 13 with a week wait beforehand. Hopefully, there will be enough swimmers to get there and get the job done. (Although, I worry about the quality of the swimmers that have been sitting around for a week, but I guess you can't have it both ways.) Was that all TMI?
11-12-2012 10:07 PM

Quick question: which do you prefer for the new thread: Beaver's Moon or Frosty Moon?


I'll do personals later. Must go to bed. Tired.

11-12-2012 10:57 AM

Hi there, hope all are well and hanging in there!


Another working mom here.  :)  We have zero family here, so I am extra thankful for our awesome day care center and the fact that DS rarely gets sick.  DH actually brought up the amount of guilt I had when DS was small and wondered if I wanted to go through that again (you know, since he won't agree to let me work part-time *sigh*).  I think now that I see the other end of it with DS almost in school I can see that it turned out OK.  Of course not a day goes by where I don't wish I could just leave early or stay home for a day, but it is what it is.  He has learned *so much* there and has made such lasting friendships already at age 4, there are silver linings everywhere.


So anyway - I've been spotting since Saturday morning.  I have no idea what that means.  Saturday would have been about 10 dpo.  Usually spotting means full-on AF comes the next day, but as of this morning, I wouldn't exactly call it "started".  Yet another cycle that doesn't look like any other.  Perhaps my body is trying to lengthen its LP and just isn't quite there yet?  I don't think with this much spotting I'm pregnant, I really don't.  I had a little pity party on Saturday night, but after that I felt really, really calm about the whole thing.  Like, *unusually* calm.  lol.gif   I certainly don't feel like someone who should have PMS either, so I'm pretty darn confused, let me tell you.  Not enough to waste a test though.  ;)  I am certainly keeping the progesterone thing in the back of my mind and will give the Maca a few more tries to see what happens.  I have to keep reminding myself that it's only been four months, it's silly for me to get too worked up about it.  It's just hard not to feel rushed with our "advanced age".  eyesroll.gif


Oh, and I don't know if you all remember, but I think I mentioned once that there was a woman in my local mom's group that got her IUD removed the same time I did.  She announced her pregnancy the night before I started spotting.  I joked with a couple of friends of mine that my body just couldn't handle being pregnant the same time as her, everything is a competition for who has it worse.  Yes, very mean of us to say, will have to readjust my karma this week... hide.gif  I did congratulate her, that counts, right?  Right?


And welcome Coqueliqot!

11-12-2012 08:07 AM
Xerxella Coqueliqot - Welcome!!!!!! Welcome.gif

beingmommy/dakipode - I was on progesterone (Endometrim) for a few cycles after my losses. There was no indication of a progesterone deficiency, but after a few losses I'm willing to try anything, especially a GRAS drug.

dakipode and coati - I hope you both are wrong and it really isn't af coming. (But, I know it never works that way. We women really DO know what's actually going on with our bodies, even when we wish we're wrong.)

sparkle - I think you ARE supermom! supermod.gif But, I'm partial to working moms! superhero.gif

AFM - CD 8 here. Why does time seem to move so slowly? Things are starting to gear up, I guess. Not feeling very zen. Come on weekend....
11-11-2012 01:22 PM

Thanks for the support everyone!


Dakipode, I think we are in the same boat right now. I'm pretty sure I can feel AF coming, and I am looking forward to seeing my doctor later this week.


Coqueliqot, welcome! I just finished my doctorate a year and a half ago. What area is yours in? Mine is in physical science.

11-11-2012 10:27 AM

SparkleMaman, I meant to respond to your other post the other day.  Hugs!  It's really hard doing the balancing act and my hats off to all mamas who do any kind of work outside of the home!  Hang in there and like others said, don't let mama guilt get to you.  You have loving people caring for your DD while you are gone and it sounds like you have wonderful reconnecting when you get home.  She's a lucky kid!


Dakipode, good to hear about the clomid and progesterone.  And maybe bring it up as something to look into with your doc/the nurse.  I had not known anything about progesterone until the past few days but I thought I would throw it out there if it was of any help for you.  Sorry it feels like AF is coming.  hug2.gif  Glad Nano is still fun!  I know it's so hard not to let the perfectionnist side take over for me too.  


Lidamama, congrats on becoming a LLL leader!  Woo!  So exciting!


Xerxella, sending vibes for good egg growing for you!


Still crossing my fingers for you GISDiva!


Hugs and hi to everyone else!

11-11-2012 08:47 AM

beingmommy: I have thought about progesterone supplementation but then decided to hold off and see what the doc says. It hasn't come up. Now I did read that Clomid can lengthen LP because it enhances the quality of the ovulation and therefore the amount of progesterone...


sparklemaman: I think having a guilty conscious is inevitable and a sign that you're an engaged parent. Yes, at some point you have to let go and take good enough or you'll drive yourself crazy. Thanks for the article link.


coquelicot: welcome! I hope you find that being a part of this community helps you stay sane through all the ups and downs of TTC.


AFM: still waiting. Pretty sure AF is coming though I haven't taken any more tests but my boobs have gone down and that usually means AF is due in the next couple of days... I am definitely looking forward to having a talk with my nurse, I hope she can answer my questions.

11-11-2012 05:38 AM

Hello everyone, I like the idea of this thread !


We've been TTC no. 1 for 7 cycles now (in TWW now), and it's sometimes hard not to get stressed, paranoid, overwhelmed, etc.


So on the positive side of things, my doctorate is doing good and my realtionship with DH is very good too, albeit the few arguments we have here and there. I'm lucky to be healthy, generally very happy and having a great life in the present. I know I need to enjoy the journey, let go of expectations and find my zen. I know I have a lot to be grateful about.


Sending good thoughts to all on your journey to conceive.

11-11-2012 05:29 AM

Thank you, Dakipode and Xerxella!! I really needed your warm wishes and support. I am so very weepy this weekend!! It is difficult to keep things in perspective and find a balance. I am really trying to let go and accept that I cannot be Super Mama. I still want to be but know it is unrealistic. Good enough just has to be good enough smile.gif


A good friend sent me a link to this article, I Left a Piece of Myself There:

I thought some of you might enjoy it.


Congrats on completing the LLL Leader process Lidamama!!


Dakipode Fingers still crossed (toes too)!


Happy Weekend! wave.gif

11-10-2012 03:50 PM

Fingers crossed for you Dakipode!  Forgive me if you have mentioned this before but have any of your docs talked about progesterone for you?  I was just curious as I had low progesterone mentioned to me the other day as a sometimes cause of recurrent miscarriages.  I started looking into it for myself (wondering if I should get some progesterone supplements STAT for this pregnancy) and the subject of LP length was a big part of it.  Short LPs can be very indicative of low progesterone.  It's become a non-issue for me as my LPs are unusually long but as you were mentioning short LPs I thought I would throw it out there.  One of the moms on a loss board I am on said she just was not getting pregnant until she start supplementing progesterone and then had to supplement even more it to keep the pregnancy.

11-10-2012 02:11 PM
Originally Posted by GISDiva View Post

The Maca might be helping to even things out, I feel more even-keeled - nothing concrete, just a general overall feeling.  I seem to have slightly more energy too, but who knows, it's hard to measure those things.

That sure sounds nice, feeling more even keeled, I could certainly use some of that. Maybe I should try maca.


Originally Posted by Lidamama84 View Post

Hi everyone!!!
AF is on her way out...CD 6 over here...just hanging out, staying busy. Finished my LLL application, so I'm an official leader now, and had an exam for a competitive process (that's public servant-speak for saying I'm trying to find a new job and had a test for one today)...ummm what else?? Not's cold here already but no snow thank goodness!! I went up north to a friends baby shower last weekend with my younger DD, and she was such a good traveller!! She slept on two out of four plane rides!! Starting to get excited about making Xmas presents, too... I think this weekend I will take stock of what I have, make a list of things I want to make and buy anything I'm missing. And start crafting with the kids. I have Monday off because of Rememberance Day, so I will keep the kids home with me and we'll have a nice long weekend smile.gif

You do sound busy! Congrats on your LLL accomplishment and good luck with getting the new job.

4 plane rides: I hope you mean 2 going and 2 back, not 4 legs per trip, right? I refuse to do more than one layover anytime I travel. Years ago I always got the cheapest available and 2 stops really sucks.

Enjoy your long weekend!


beingmommy: I'm still having fun with NaNo though I'm starting to feel the pressure. It's that inner editor, she wants to make everything perfect before moving on to the next part of the story...


sparklemaman and xerxella: thumbsup.gif whether it's by choice or necessity I think you're both great for being working moms.


AFM: trying to be zen, still no sign of AF though. I don't want to get my hopes up again and I keep telling myself this is my longest LP yet because of the Clomid or maybe I've lengthened it through sheer willpower...

11-09-2012 09:16 AM
Xerxella GIS Diva - Good job being all zen and s@!$ !!! ROTFLMAO.gif I'd ask you when you're going to test, but that wouldn't be all zen and .... lol.gif

lidamomma - Welcome to the af-being-over club! :LOL joy.gif Oh well, I hope you're growing a nice healthy egg right now! (Me, too!)

sparkle - Working full time just sucks. I've been full time for a year and a half now and HATE it. I liked being part time, but it's not to be right now. My DD takes it the hardest and never leaves my side when I'm home. greensad.gif It's hard, but you're a great momma. Don't let the mommy guilt get to you.

wave.gif - beingmommy, dakipode and everyone else!
11-09-2012 06:40 AM

Dakipode So sorry you're still in the waiting game. I agree, the wait and the unknown is the worst. irked.gif


GISDiva and Coati Fingers Crossed!!



goodvibes.gifGood Vibes being sent your way (to all of you).


Beingmommy Glad you're feeling well and that DS is over his stomach bug, I have heard what's been going around is awful! My DD seems better this morning. It is Flu so we're (or more accurately she is) quarantined for a bit. Her fever peaked at 103.7, a little scary. It is now down closer to 101 without acetaminophen and she luckily seems to have no respiratory involvement. I thought I was so very clever yesterday, I had everything timed out just so and it seemed to work. I brought DD in for her appointment, was seen, diagnosed, quickly grabbed meds, got said meds into her and raced off to work (leaving her in the trusted and loving hands of my parents) just in time to make it for my 9:45 class. I felt guilty all day for not being with her, despite knowing my parents rock and there is no one who is better to her, and arranged to stay home with her today before hearing the saga of what happened after I left. When I got home I heard that she threw up the meds I got into her less than 30 minutes after I left (all over our kitchen table). She then proceeded to cry herself to sleep (She NEVER EVER naps, EVER) telling my Dad he was great but just "not as good as Mama." When I got home we had an evening of cuddling, which helped me feel slightly redeemed. Ah the Mama Guilt!! This is my first year working full time since she's been born, again she is 9yo. I have always worked, very part time, since she was 3 months old (I hold our family's health care benefits so it is out of necessity) but never this much and I have always had way more flexibility. I have never had to/felt the need to leave her sick before. I am realizing that this new role is a little more than I am willing to take on. I am so lucky and grateful for my parents!!


Warm wishes to everyone and Happy Friday!!!

11-08-2012 05:15 PM
Lidamama84 Hi everyone!!!

AF is on her way out...CD 6 over here...just hanging out, staying busy. Finished my LLL application, so I'm an official leader now, and had an exam for a competitive process (that's public servant-speak for saying I'm trying to find a new job and had a test for one today)...ummm what else?? Not's cold here already but no snow thank goodness!! I went up north to a friends baby shower last weekend with my younger DD, and she was such a good traveller!! She slept on two out of four plane rides!! Starting to get excited about making Xmas presents, too... I think this weekend I will take stock of what I have, make a list of things I want to make and buy anything I'm missing. And start crafting with the kids. I have Monday off because of Rememberance Day, so I will keep the kids home with me and we'll have a nice long weekend smile.gif
11-08-2012 12:57 PM
Originally Posted by GISDiva View Post


Dude, I'm just busy being all zen and s#%t in the middle of the TWW.  lol.gif  


Hee, GISDiva!  Fingers crossed for you.


Dakipode, sorry for the BFN. hug2.gif Hope AF doesn't make you wait.  And yes, so far so good with me.  It is still so very early and with my past losses I feel fairly anxious but I am trying to just hold the space for hope.  How is your Nano going?  I actually stopped.  It was fun but it was getting stressful for me.  But I did get lots of new ideas AND a better appreciation for how I write so that was good.


Xerxella, sorry AF is being a little weird.  I had a lighter AF a couple months after my loss so maybe it's just a strange body thing?  


Sparkle, so sorry your DD is sick!  My DS was sick last week with a stomach bug. It was sad and worrisome at points. Hope your DD feels better soon! 


Devilish, good luck with the clomid!  Hoping this is your cycle.


Coati, like Xerxella said I hope you get a surprise free baby too before your appt.  But otherwise just breath in and out until that appt. I know it is so hard not to want to figure it all out. Hugs!.


JustJenny, Margo and Starfish sending you all good thoughts!

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