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Forum: January 2015 Due Date Club   05-23-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 41
Posted By emilyg25
So, anyone else really into elastic pants already?

Yep. I started getting terrible bloating at about weeks. I work in a professional office, so I can't just chill out in sweats all day. I went out a bought a couple pairs of basic maternity bottoms....
Forum: January 2015 Due Date Club   05-21-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 21
Posted By emilyg25
Are you currently working or staying home?

I'm a communications manager at a major university (also a writer, but not fiction). Fortunately, my workplace and boss are very family-friendly, so I have a really good work-life balance even...
Forum: January 2015 Due Date Club   05-16-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 24
Posted By emilyg25
Marathon Momma

Did you read about the woman who ran a marathon at 39 weeks? She was an avid runner, a long-time marathoner, and just listened to her body. That and not pushing yourself are the keys to physical...
Forum: January 2015 Due Date Club   05-16-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 74
Posted By emilyg25
First prenatal appointment

My first appointment isn't until 13 weeks.
Forum: January 2015 Due Date Club   05-15-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 32
Posted By emilyg25
Are you giving up anything?

The hardest thing for me has been alcohol. My husband and I love our nightly cocktail and beers with friends. Plus some of our favored hangout spots allow smoking indoors, so I can't even go and...
Forum: January 2015 Due Date Club   05-06-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 29
Posted By emilyg25
What kind of birth will you have or would you like to have?

I'm hoping for a natural birth at a free-standing birth center staffed by certified nurse midwives. I'm not comfortable with home birth, and I don't like how medicalized hospital birth has become,...
Forum: January 2015 Due Date Club   05-05-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 40
Posted By emilyg25
Sharing with the world

This is our first and we were trying for 11 months, so we were over the moon excited and couldn't keep it quiet. We told our immediate families and close friends immediately. But we're waiting a few...
Forum: January 2015 Due Date Club   05-04-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,108
Posted By emilyg25
~*~January 2015 Roll Call~*~

Emilyg25
My name is Emily
EDD is January 3
Pennsylvania, USA
This is our first pregnancy and will be our first child
No idea yet on boy/girl and don't care (at least for now)
 
We're very...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   11-06-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 348
Views: 7,616
Posted By emilyg25
I use the Wondfo OPK strips from Amazon. I...

I use the Wondfo OPK strips from Amazon. I bought a combo pack that's 50 OPKs and 20 pregnancy tests for $22. I haven't used any of the pregnancy tests though because I've read that they're...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   11-06-2013, 09:05 AM
Replies: 348
Views: 7,616
Posted By emilyg25
Well, I gave in and took an OPK today. So much...

Well, I gave in and took an OPK today. So much for not monitoring this month! http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/eyesroll.gif It was positive, so you can move me to the 2WW.
Forum: Trying To Conceive   11-01-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 348
Views: 7,616
Posted By emilyg25
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by WifeofAnt http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1392304/the-ttc-one-thread-november-2013#post_17498150)
 Are you...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   11-01-2013, 07:10 AM
Replies: 348
Views: 7,616
Posted By emilyg25
We're starting to BD again tonight. I'm taking a...

We're starting to BD again tonight. I'm taking a more low-key attitude to this cycle: not temping or using an OPK. Just regular BD every other day. We got the results from my husband's latest semen...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   10-22-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 506
Views: 10,004
Posted By emilyg25
Well hello, Aunt Flo. You can put me back in the...

Well hello, Aunt Flo. You can put me back in the Waiting to O category. 
 
There are some months when I don't really care, and some months where it's really hard. A week ago, I dreamt I was...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   10-10-2013, 09:18 AM
Replies: 506
Views: 10,004
Posted By emilyg25
I ovulated on Monday and am now waiting.

I ovulated on Monday and am now waiting.
Forum: Trying To Conceive   10-03-2013, 01:01 PM
Replies: 506
Views: 10,004
Posted By emilyg25
I'm waiting to ovulate—should happen in the...

I'm waiting to ovulate—should happen in the middle of next week.
Forum: Working and Student Parents   09-26-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By emilyg25
For a while, I lived just a few miles from my...

For a while, I lived just a few miles from my work. It was very convenient, but there was also more of an expectation that I would make it in in inclement weather or work after hours because I lived...
Forum: Infertility   09-26-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 573
Posted By emilyg25
I never know quite how to answer this question....

I never know quite how to answer this question. We're kind of maybe dealing with male infertility? We're trying to conceive after a vasectomy reversal. Neither us of has any children. He always...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   09-19-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 452
Views: 7,152
Posted By emilyg25
Looks like AF is on its way for me this month....

Looks like AF is on its way for me this month. We also got the results back on my husband's latest semen analysis and his count and motility are waaaaaay down, most likely do to swelling. The doctor...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   09-07-2013, 12:48 PM
Replies: 452
Views: 7,152
Posted By emilyg25
Hi, I'm new here. Well, I've been lurking for a...

Hi, I'm new here. Well, I've been lurking for a while, but figured I'd finally introduce myself! My husband and I are trying to conceive after his vasectomy reversal. The surgery was May 15, so...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   09-07-2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,997
Posted By emilyg25
I'm 29 and my husband is 47. This is our fourth...

I'm 29 and my husband is 47. This is our fourth cycle of TTC. Not sure how long it will take since he's still getting back to normal after a vasectomy reversal. Nice to see there are plenty of older...
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