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01-06-2014 01:06 PM
chuord Msbe and rinap - do come and join us we'd love your company... It's a very supportive group xx
01-06-2014 11:47 AM
rinap

http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1394520/the-saner-ttc-and-graduates-cold-moon/

01-06-2014 11:10 AM
MsBe

So sad that this thread is over and gone.  Now that I am officially no longer waiting-to-try, I wish there was still a small-ish thread I could join where women are TTC with a Zen approach.  mecry.gif

 

Any hope of a new Saner TTC thread being started?  One where new ladies hoping to maintain their Zen can be with others in the same place (not preggo yet, but trying to be okay with it)?:innocent

12-17-2013 06:52 AM
oxford Hee hee! To tests for DH!! It's about time they shared our pain, even just a tiny embarrassing bit ;-)

Which reminds me, I must prod My DH to go have his second SA. I think he has conveniently forgotten. Men!!

Are you enjoying having your parents over chuord? That sounds nice family time. Are they there until Christmas? Didn't you say your mum is British??
12-17-2013 01:53 AM
chuord Thanks Oxford - you are awesome! I'll read through the protocols and let you know tomorrow... Lol there was so much I've lost track... Yes to ultrasound and pelvic exam... Dh is having the full spectrum too...
12-17-2013 12:58 AM
oxford Great news chuord! I'm so relieved that everything is normal for you! That's great. Did they do an ultrasound? Mamablue and I have had the dye test. I won't lie, it hurts, but is bearable. Make sure you take painkillers an hour before and relax your body as much as possible. How are you feeling about straight into clomid and IVF? It's a lot to take in! If I'm not pregnant, which I don't think I am, I will start clomid this weekend, so we can do it together. Are you having follicle tracking too?
Great progress missie, you are on the fast track to that BFP!!
12-16-2013 11:37 PM
chuord Ladies thanks for your thoughts they meant the world... I'll update properly tomorrow sometime, I'm in shock and my parents arrive from interstate in an hour.
Everything looks sort of normal, but I'm too old to mess around. Clomid starting tomorrow, that dye test hopefully next week and if no success this month ivf next... Hopefully everyone will see this here... Will do more tomorrow I think
12-16-2013 04:20 PM
livesay Background story: I have extremely irregular periods. Always have. I will go 8+ moths without a period and AF will finally show up for a couple days then the same cycle happens. I will have a normal cycle with birth control of course. So I have been off birth control for 10months. We have been trying. Months go by and still AF or BFP. Nov. we went to a fertility doctor. He put me on Provera to start AF and Clomid to O. Nov. 18th- AF. Dec. 2nd- O. I took a HPT 7DPO and got a BFN.

So that leads up to today. I'm 14DPO. I tested this morning and still got a BFN. I called the doctor like I was suppose to after my 2WW and his nurse said that he wanted to do a blood test just to make sure since it is the most accurate and depending on the results either schedule a pregnancy app or start Provera and Clomid round 2. What are the chances that I could get my BFP on the blood test? I feel like we did everything right. The doctor said our only problem was that I wasn't ovulating. I understand it could be positive if my levels weren't high enough before. I've just been really upset all day because I really thought my BFP was today. Opinions please?

Thank you,
Katrice.
11-25-2013 07:44 AM
PrimalJoy
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Lol Chuord about tossing out the test only to find the insert later. That is totally me!! Glad hubby can get back ok! I know my hubby doesn't have the same mindset that I do...things on his radar are different than what I am contemplating. I bet it was exciting seeing that second line! I know it was for me....it is nice knowing that your body is up to something. smile.gif

Oxford I also think it is very sweet that DH is careful with your body. Very kind of him...that's great you have him for support. TTC can be so taxing on a couple so it is great that you are able to lean on him. I think the metformin first is a really good choice. Like you said, give it time for your hormones to settle. I know I would want to save the Clomid for when it is most effective. Sounds like a good plan. Have fun BDing this month!

I agree that a new fresh thread would be great. I also feel that the support is beneficial no matter where we all are in our journeys. But I do see that the original group has dwindled down, so a new fresh thread might be great. Also the full moon cycle recently has ended (I believe) we had several in a row and ended with the big moon...what was it I can't remember. But the next day I saw a post from a holistic spiritual lady who is an OB/GYN here in Florida, commenting that the recent moon cycle has brought new, fresh beginnings and that many old things/relationships have come to an end. So I think this would be a great time to start a fresh thread.

I was thinking about the moms in our little playgroup here for my DS...there are 7 or so that are pregnant, at different stages. Some had IVF, some have had luck just letting it happen, and then a few are still trying but haven't conceived yet. Of course there are a handful who are not going to have any more kids...and there is a grandmother in the group who takes care of her daughter's boys. Anyway my point was that we are all in different seasons of our lives but still support and encourage each other. So I am all for keeping the TTC'ers and those that are expecting on the same thread. If that works for everyone else.

Primal how was DS's birthday party? Hope the parents didn't camp out. That sounded like a nice party for an 11 yo. Especially having just the "big kids". I know my DD enjoys stuff like that.

Hubby has had the idea recently that getting a dog would be helpful for a transition with a new baby. My DD has always begged for a pet but I am allergic and she is sooo not responsible enough for taking care of a pet herself. I can't even get her to brush her hair. But hubby has had this idea and I recently reached out to a friend who is my hairstylist. She has a Bichon Frise and I remember that they are good about not shedding or causing allergic reactions for people. So I asked her if she planned to breed her dog again and she said no, but they are trying to re-home their dog. She is 7 and they have no problems with her except they have 2 small girls and her hubby works nights so she said she just doesn't have the time for her and she would like for her dog to go to someone who can spend more time at home. Anyway we went over to her house today to see her, and the dog is so sweet, but she is almost blind and has cataracts. Bless her heart. I just have reservations about taking on a commitment like that. Hubby has always had outside dogs. I don't think he understands what is involved. Also she hasn't been spayed, they keep her inside...but I would want to have that done. Plus shots and grooming. I am having second thoughts. I would not want to take her, and then have hubby decide he didn't know what he was getting into. Here we are about to have a 5th child and then also take on an older pet with health problems. I love animals...I just know that having a dog or any pet is a commitment for their lifetime. So I am torn. My gut tells me know. But DH has gotten the kids all excited. So it is tough. He will do anything to make the kids happy, but I am more practical. I don't know....

We did have a relaxing weekend. DH did some cleaning and folding clothes which has helped.

Hope everyone else had a great weekend!


Replying to this before I go over to the new thread...

Everything you said about your mixed group of moms is really what is in my heart about all of this. I don't want to segregate the pregnant ones from the TTC ones from those with older kids, or those waiting to be ready. I think we can all learn from each other, so long as we remember to listen to everyone's voice regardless of where they are, and as long as we remember how important their part of this journey is.

Re: the doggy. I agree with what Chuord said on this one -- I'm sad that they're giving away a dog that's been with the family for so long. It's so traumatic for these dogs to be rehomed. A dog looks at the family as their pack, and they don't change packs well. I would personally wait and get adjusted with the new babe before deciding about a pet, but of course you have to decide what is the right choice for your family. We got a puppy after I miscarried this last time, and we named him Samson, which had been one of our boy names we'd picked for the baby. I don't know if that's weird, but it worked for us, and it gave me something physical to cuddle and care for when I needed it. And the kids ended up with a dog. Sam's a good boy; we got him from the local shelter. I would not call him hypoallergenic, though! We don't have a fenced yard, so we do walk him several times a day. The boys do a lot of this when they are with us. My only advice to you is to take your time choosing your pet, and go into it knowing that this is a family member for the rest of his life.

See you all on the new thread!

 

11-25-2013 07:37 AM
PrimalJoy

Thank you, Chrissy! It's so early, but I feel so optimistic so far.

11-25-2013 07:04 AM
MindlessChrissy That is a wonderful test primal.
11-25-2013 06:29 AM
PrimalJoy

Okay, new thread is up: http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1393463/the-saner-ttc-and-graduates-the-beaver-moon

 

Let me know what you think, or if adjustments are needed.

 

See everyone over there!

11-25-2013 06:09 AM
PrimalJoy Test is getting darker! Yay!
11-25-2013 04:41 AM
chuord Primal - sorry I missed your earlier post about not being bossy with the thread - I actually think it's fantastic that you've been very gently organizing us wink1.gif I think we've almost heard from most people? Would you be happy to do the honours and start the thread up? I think your idea if the blurb explaining the thread is great... I too understand you and Wengrin on the weaning, coming off my migraine tablets (12 months ago now) I got headaches through the tapering process... But we are strong women and one day our children will be old enough to know how much we wanted them wink1.gif
On that note my mum shared with me part of her story... I already knew it took 4 yrs for me, and they were on an adoption list... Four years late mum had a lap and after her next period (1 week later) she was having a check up before they operated to try and create a funnel at the end of her Fallopian tube to catch any eggs - hers were partially detached from the ovaries. She went for the appointment but was late, she said she was sure she wasn't pg, they postponed for a week and then since nothing still, he tested her and that's how my brother arrived wink1.gif. I didn't even know they did laps back then... A lot of her stories I have a vague understanding of, but to get the detail shared was quite nice.
Oxford - stay strong I have a great feeling about these new protocols for you.
Wengrin - how are those new maternity pants doing? Hmm re the dog, i think they are a bit mean to give away a dog that is part of their family... theyre like an extra child really... sorry im not being judgemental, just if it was me and i had to do that, i'd pay for the cataract surgery first and be passing on as healthy a dog as I could... I also feel your apprehension - with pregnancy a lot of allergy meds are off the table so it gets tricky for you... What about a guinea pig or a hampster? Easier for the kids to look after? Lol I'm probably a crazy pet person, my boy that died (cat) is in a selangor pewter urn in my lounge... Next to dh cats urn - lol we're obviously a good match! I hope you find a solution that works for you smile.gif
Also I forget who asked - I was calling the cassette the Insert...
Mama blue - how's life?
11-24-2013 02:16 PM
wengrin Well I was typing my novel and just saw your post, Primal. I was on meds for anxiety that I had to wean off of when I was pregnant with DS. (They told me I could stay on but I figured it was best to try to get through it). I know what you mean...the sudden change (even though it is a taper) is sooo rough when you're also dealing with the surging hormones of a pregnancy. Good luck to you- and hope you like your doctor. I am fortunate to have an OB that I love, who is very relaxed and open, and flexible. Not someone who pushes his opinion around. I hope that you have a good experience.

I have found that pregnancy throws me off...hormonally and mentally. Especially in the beginning. It gets better for me after the 1st trimester.
11-24-2013 02:05 PM
wengrin Lol Chuord about tossing out the test only to find the insert later. That is totally me!! Glad hubby can get back ok! I know my hubby doesn't have the same mindset that I do...things on his radar are different than what I am contemplating. I bet it was exciting seeing that second line! I know it was for me....it is nice knowing that your body is up to something. smile.gif

Oxford I also think it is very sweet that DH is careful with your body. Very kind of him...that's great you have him for support. TTC can be so taxing on a couple so it is great that you are able to lean on him. I think the metformin first is a really good choice. Like you said, give it time for your hormones to settle. I know I would want to save the Clomid for when it is most effective. Sounds like a good plan. Have fun BDing this month!

I agree that a new fresh thread would be great. I also feel that the support is beneficial no matter where we all are in our journeys. But I do see that the original group has dwindled down, so a new fresh thread might be great. Also the full moon cycle recently has ended (I believe) we had several in a row and ended with the big moon...what was it I can't remember. But the next day I saw a post from a holistic spiritual lady who is an OB/GYN here in Florida, commenting that the recent moon cycle has brought new, fresh beginnings and that many old things/relationships have come to an end. So I think this would be a great time to start a fresh thread.

I was thinking about the moms in our little playgroup here for my DS...there are 7 or so that are pregnant, at different stages. Some had IVF, some have had luck just letting it happen, and then a few are still trying but haven't conceived yet. Of course there are a handful who are not going to have any more kids...and there is a grandmother in the group who takes care of her daughter's boys. Anyway my point was that we are all in different seasons of our lives but still support and encourage each other. So I am all for keeping the TTC'ers and those that are expecting on the same thread. If that works for everyone else.

Primal how was DS's birthday party? Hope the parents didn't camp out. That sounded like a nice party for an 11 yo. Especially having just the "big kids". I know my DD enjoys stuff like that.

Hubby has had the idea recently that getting a dog would be helpful for a transition with a new baby. My DD has always begged for a pet but I am allergic and she is sooo not responsible enough for taking care of a pet herself. I can't even get her to brush her hair. But hubby has had this idea and I recently reached out to a friend who is my hairstylist. She has a Bichon Frise and I remember that they are good about not shedding or causing allergic reactions for people. So I asked her if she planned to breed her dog again and she said no, but they are trying to re-home their dog. She is 7 and they have no problems with her except they have 2 small girls and her hubby works nights so she said she just doesn't have the time for her and she would like for her dog to go to someone who can spend more time at home. Anyway we went over to her house today to see her, and the dog is so sweet, but she is almost blind and has cataracts. Bless her heart. I just have reservations about taking on a commitment like that. Hubby has always had outside dogs. I don't think he understands what is involved. Also she hasn't been spayed, they keep her inside...but I would want to have that done. Plus shots and grooming. I am having second thoughts. I would not want to take her, and then have hubby decide he didn't know what he was getting into. Here we are about to have a 5th child and then also take on an older pet with health problems. I love animals...I just know that having a dog or any pet is a commitment for their lifetime. So I am torn. My gut tells me know. But DH has gotten the kids all excited. So it is tough. He will do anything to make the kids happy, but I am more practical. I don't know....

We did have a relaxing weekend. DH did some cleaning and folding clothes which has helped.

Hope everyone else had a great weekend!
11-24-2013 01:43 PM
PrimalJoy Ocelotmom -- I did not know that! I will probably at least lurk over there.

Oxford -- Your DH sounds wise. A month of metformin before the Clomid seems wise. Are you monitoring glucose levels while you get adjusted to the metformin? I'm so excited for you!

Chuord -- my DH is the same way. When I was bemoaning us coming up on a year of TTC without a sticky pregnancy, he said, "Well, we haven't *really* been trying." Men have no idea sometimes.

Re: thread talk, the TTC talk doesn't bother me in the slightest. I've been talking with some of you for so long; I really want to know the rest of your journey. I'm also definitely not ready to join a DDC (if I will at all; I get overwhelmed by that many people). I am optimistic about this pregnancy, but still very guarded.

AFM, I had to pick up balloons at the $ store, so I grabbed some preg tests. I took one this afternoon, still a good positive. I'm tired, kind of grumpy, but otherwise okay. I take medications for chronic insomnia and am trying to taper off. It quite frankly sucks. My sleep pattern is very distupted right now. I stayed on them during my pregnancy with DD, but my work situation is more flexible, so I feel that my life situation can withstand a little more lost sleep. I'm 1/3 cut down on one med and 1/2 on the other. I hope to be med-free (well, I'll take Benedryl to help with sleep, but that' widely considered kosher) within a few weeks. Wish me luck with the adjusting. I've been on these for years, and my brain doesn't like this at all.

I did decide to find an OB/GYN this time around, because of the meds and the possibility that I might need medication later on. I love my midwives, but I've often felt like a defective model because I'm not coming to them in perfect health. I really wrestled with thr choice, but I'm pretty sure this is what I want. Who knows, though. I might have my first doctor's appt and immediately run in the other direction. My midwives do have me spoiled in some ways.

How's everyone else doing?
11-24-2013 12:35 PM
chuord Oxford - your dh is so sweet to be thinking of making it as gentle for you as possible smile.gif I love that!
Yay for the new beginnings with the cycle... Dh cyclone seems to have watered down even more over night so he should have no trouble getting home today - yay for that! Lol he said why do you need me at home so I reminded him yet again re o... Oh right he said... Honestly it's just not his main focus - but then I guess he's worrying about earning bread to keep us afloat wink1.gif
11-24-2013 12:20 PM
scjp1109 I'm over here on cycle day 20 thinking bout 5-7 dpo since I had that ewcm
11-24-2013 07:45 AM
oxford Hi,

I'm really happy to all stay together on this three or a new one, don't mind. I love staying in touch with our pregnant friends and continuing our journey al together and let's face it, in this life we all news as much support as possible whether trying to conceive or getting through pregnancy in a same way. My preference would be to all stick together and the. As we each fall pregnant (soon hopefully) we have a mixed time support group as we all continue in through the 9 month wait. That would be my preference but I understand if the pregnant ones want to break away and not hear the TTC talk any longer.

Over here AF has landed and I'm cd 2. It's nice to get started on a new month. I began my metformin 3 days ago. A few side affects, nausea and stomach ache but overall, ok. We've decided to take metformin this month and start clomid and follicle tracking next month. DH was keen that u break my body into all these drugs rather than hit it all in one go. Also we were concerned that we would waste a month of clomid if my hormones had not had chance to settle on the metformin. Hopefully all these drugs will be the help my body needs :-)

Lots if bd ahead this month ;-)

How's everyone else in their cycle?

Graduates- how are the symptoms going? ;-)
11-23-2013 07:50 PM
ocelotmom

There's A Peaceful Pregnancy in the I'm Pregnant forum that's a spin-off from the Sane 2WW thread, which also the source of this thread. The previous round of participation seems to be moving on, so it's a good time to jump in, or else a good time to start a new one.

11-23-2013 02:33 PM
PrimalJoy

Chuord -- Hpt inserts? I'm not sure I know what these are... The tests I'm familiar with (and I've peed on a lot of them!) are all the disposable type, either a cartridge or a dip-strip.

 

Good thoughts from you both, Chuord and Wengrin re: combined thread.

 

And, yes, I do want to encourage anyone who *isn't* comfortable with this to speak out, as I've been there and don't want to make anyone feel unhappy or that they have to leave the group because there are so many people here who aren't in the trying phase. I'm a believer in the decision going in the most respectful and sensitive direction, particularly in an area that is so personal and difficult for so many people. 

Another option, if folks aren't entirely good with a "saner sisterhood" thread is to have a saner pregnancy thread in that area along with this one for those who want to bounce back and forth.

 

And here's a question -- what does a saner pregnancy mean to you? We've agreed here that, when we say saner ttc, we mean an effort not to spend too much energy symptom spotting or early testing, and to have a holistic outlook (the whole person and whole life, not just reproduction). I think that's totally translatable to pregnancy, but if we make such a thread, it would be good to have some general information on the thread opener so people know what to expect and whether the group is for them.

P.S. I know I'm not the most active member of this thread, and I hope I'm not sounding bossy. Someone brought this up in a PM with me recently, and since I was online, thought I'd initiate the discussion. Not trying to be the President of Saner or anything over here. :-)

11-23-2013 01:17 PM
chuord Oh and I threw out my digital hpt as I had used both tests... Only weeks later to find another insert - sigh it's a talent wink1.gif
11-23-2013 01:16 PM
chuord Primal and Wengrin - I totally agree with the combined group idea smile.gif I think it would be great... Likewise on the bonding... I wake up and check this first thing, ok that sounds silly lol... I have another motivation for a new thread too - fresh beginnings and a positive step forward... All of us moving onto healthy 9 month pregnancies and bfp's together... There's a lot of combined experience on this thread, and a fresh start with the same warm group sounds amazing.
Also hugs to the nauseous ladies having to prepare a feast wink1.gif I would so have to tell the ladies at least - so they would understand my less than normal dedication to the job...
Mares - we miss you, are you coping ok?
Oxford - have you literally started the stuns or are you waiting AF still?
Afm - am attempting to make my first almond milk, and bio activated nuts... Biding my time till dh gets back... Hoping he won't be delayed as there is a cyclone expected there (cat 1 only) tonight thru Monday morning - he's meant to fly out midday Monday... Used and opk yesterday - extremely faint line so will test again but hopefully it's days off. I have to say its been ages since I had a second line lol - it's very satisfying smile.gif
11-23-2013 12:33 PM
wengrin Chuord- I LOVED Chitty Chitty Bang-Bang when I was little! One of my faves....I love to see live musicals and theatre, but for us it is not as often as I would like. We do it as much as we can..... If I had some extra money, that would be my regular splurge...that and vacations and spa days!!! Massages and poolside pedicures would be divine. I am dreaming over here....

Primal- I know exactly what you mean. I also carry extra weight in my belly. I swear my tummy is bulging out to the point that I'm not sure I can hold off telling people until 13 weeks. My daughter who is 8 knows. She is the one I was hesitant to tell because she can't keep a secret and has sort of an attention seeking thing where she will try to come up with cool things to make others listen to her or envy her (which is maddening sometimes but I try to give her extra attention as much as I can, because she has some anxiety from me being divorced from her dad and then remarried...and then new baby brother and step-siblings...so I try to be sensitive to her). Anyway I decided we had to tell her, because she is like an investigative reporter and would figure it out. So far she has spilled the beans to 2 of her friends...I know it's because if the attention. But she swore she wouldn't say anything to family that will be here for Thanksgiving. Speaking of, yes we are hosting as well. Plus my in-laws as well as my parents and brother are coming. Arrrggghh!! My in-laws are different people. Southern Baptist extremists...they don't drink (unless out of town) and they judge people who do. Hard to explain but my parents are very social and relaxed, and his parents are just not. But, the cousins will get to play which is fun for the kids.

I am feeling so sick and nauseous...and no energy at all. I hate to complain...but it really is bad. I keep trying to remind myself that I should keep my focus on maintaining a healthy pregnancy and be grateful for the nausea because that means the hormones are flowing.

That is very sad about your friend who found out one baby isn't viable. :-(

I can also completely understand your feelings about your other friends with the twins. It must be hard knowing your little one would be around the same age.

Since we have the 50 year anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination this week, I have been reading about he and Jacqueline Onassis Kennedy's life. She had very rough pregnancies and 3 losses...one miscarriage, then a baby that died one week before she was due and was born still...then a child born with severe problems that only lived a couple of days. I had no idea...it is very sad, and I don't mean to focus on negative. It just reminds me that carrying and delivering a healthy baby is such a blessing.

Yes I wondered about a saner club for us to stay connected. I wonder if it is hard for some that are still ttc to hear about pregnancy stuff. I would be up for either. I still want to keep up with the ttc ladies..so it is up to the group.

This is my favorite group to check in with. :-)
My due date club is good but large...I'm sure I will get to know them too...but I really love the feel of this group. Can't explain it. I tried telling hubby and he can't imagine building friendships over the web with people he has never met. I tried explaining, but then I gave up. Women are just different creatures...men are from Mars.
11-23-2013 12:02 PM
PrimalJoy

Also, how is everyone feeling about a new thread? Possibly a TTC/graduates combo thread so that the saner sisterhood can continue regardless of where you are in your journey? 

 

I'm fine either way, and would love to hear others' feelings on this. I'd personally like to stay in touch with everyone who is still working on their BFPs, as well as those who are trying to have saner pregnancies. I do understand though that sometimes you just want a TTC only space, and I totally respect that...

 

Thoughts? 

11-22-2013 06:32 PM
PrimalJoy Belated thanks for everyone's well wishes!

Oxford -- I think your plan sounds great. Hopefully good strong ovulation via meds will get you your bfp. It's so great your health service pays for it! IF care in the US is nearly always an out of pocket expense (and our healthcare is expensive!). Have you started taking the Clomid yet?

Chuord -- Fingers crossed for you that O holds off as long as you need it to! We love live theater, too, and don't get there nearly often enough (mainly due to $$ and busyness).

Wengrin -- Good luck keeping your secret from the kids! That will be the hardest part for us, too. My boys are nosey!

Mares -- Ugh, I HATE not having a car. And being confined with lots of people. Sending zen vibes your way. When will you be moving again? I might have missed that part.

Mamablue -- How are things with you? Also, do you ever feel nuts for choosing to have four kids? Because, tell you what, I do sometimes. smile.gif

AFM, doing fine. The last pic I posted was the last test I had, which is probably for the best. I think it's too early to put too much importance on symptoms or lack thereof, or so I'm telling myself. I am feeling so bloated (which would be normal in this part of my cycle anyway...). I'm overweight and carry my weight mostly in my belly area, so the little extra whatever from early pregnancy makes my belly stick out like I'm five months gone. Makes it hard to keep a secret. My workplace (which will be the last to hear of this) is really baby-focused, lots of younger women working there. I'll outright lie to them if I have to, just let them think I'm unapologetically gaining weight (they're big into dieting, too; this is quite taboo). So, yeah, just tired (but that's nothing special for me) and puffy.

My EDD is 4 August if you go by lmp, or 1 August if you go by ovulation. I imagine they'll give me 4 Aug, which is fine. I have always spntaneously had my babies at least a week early, which is nice. Not so many people bugging you to hurry up and get it done.

Our friends had their babies today, healthy boy/girl twins. Little boy was almost three pounds bigger! What a little chunk! Rightly or wrongly, I still have some sadness when I think of them, but that might just be habit at this point. I has gotten a lot better, and I can be happy for them.

Less happy -- my choir friend found out that one of her babies isn't viable. The other is okay so far. Really sad, as they'd waited the prudent 13 weeks before telling and everything. My heart just aches for them.

In other news, my son is turning 11 next week, and we're having his party on Sunday. We don't spend a lot on their parties, but I try to make it really special with lots of dollar store decorations, homemade cake (we have to because he's gluten sensitive), pizza (that's the pricey part, the gf pizza!) and games. I'm always nervous when I have to get my house ready for people I don't know well. I hope all the parents don't stay for all of it! We don't have a huge house (and that means buying more pizza!). It will be nice for him, though. DH is taking 2-year-old out of the house so the big boys can party without interference.

How's everyone else doing? For those of us stateside, getting ready for Thanksgiving? We're hosting this year (aaaaa!).
11-22-2013 01:04 PM
chuord Yay for choices Oxford! It's great that it is all back in your control, that is empowering and confidence building!
I should o in around a week - I hope since dh is away in Darwin for the weekend. I'm glad you love your acupuncture! Lol Bowen does the same for me physically and then Ranee sorts the weird and wacky issues wink1.gif
Wengrin - we're booking in to see the 'chirpy chitty bang bang' musical just before Christmas with my parents... It's been way too long for me between live entertainment!
11-22-2013 10:34 AM
wengrin Thanks Oxford. Yes I'm looking forward to the music and beautiful dancers.

I am excited for you to begin a new cycle with meds and the more accurate knowledge of when to BD. :-) I hope this is just what you need to get things going!! I can imagine you must be overwhelmed with the options...I am terrible with decisions. Good that you decided to try this first and then you can explore the lap. Thank goodness you have all of those options! That's a good thing.

I have heard that accupuncture is really helpful. I have never tried it. I would benefit from the pain relief that most people experience, since I have arthritis of the spine and migraines...

Nothing exciting this weekend here. We are whooped! Looking forward to resting and getting caught up on laundry. It has gotten out of control being out of town....and then the busy week trying to get caught up. Ready for things to go back to normal.

Anyone else have any fun or relaxing plans?
11-22-2013 10:25 AM
mamaBlue Oxford - Awesome to hear from you! I'm am so excited for your first medicated cycle. Go ovaries, go! You can do it!
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