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Forum: Trying To Conceive   04-23-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 8,532
Posted By grisandole
I'd like to join in :smile: Dh and I just started...

I'd like to join in :smile: Dh and I just started TTC, very casually this month, DTD on CD 17, around ovulation but not sure if it had already happened, I don't use the ovulation test strips, and...
Forum: Homebirth   04-21-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 463
Posted By grisandole
I don't have a third yet (hoping to soon!), but...

I don't have a third yet (hoping to soon!), but my second was a home birth and there was no slow start; it was much like my hospital birth....had contractions that started around, 6:30 am, progressed...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-21-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 396
Posted By grisandole
Also, if people are reading on a phone or tablet,...

Also, if people are reading on a phone or tablet, it's harder to post (at least for me, I'm way more comfy with a real keyboard, I don't post at all from my tablet or phone). It definitely can be...
Forum: Television   04-18-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,869
Posted By grisandole
Family Guy and Spongebob

Family Guy and Spongebob
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   04-18-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,258
Posted By grisandole
I kind of have a theme, Edward from Twilight,...

I kind of have a theme, Edward from Twilight, Eric from the Sookie Stackhouse novels, and Damon from Vampire Diaries (though really, it's more from the show than the book).
Forum: Spirituality   04-18-2015, 09:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By grisandole
So happy to do this again! I fell off the wagon...

So happy to do this again! I fell off the wagon the past few years; it feels wonderful to be back, see familiar "faces, and get to mapping.:smile:
Forum: Trying To Conceive   04-16-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 870
Views: 30,357
Posted By grisandole
So I talked to dh and he gets it now, in regard...

So I talked to dh and he gets it now, in regard to having to actually plan sex a bit and no "alternative" ways of finishing when I'm fertile :thumb Due to busy schedules, we pretty much skipped this...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   04-12-2015, 10:42 PM
Replies: 870
Views: 30,357
Posted By grisandole
Chiming in about partner frustration. We just...

Chiming in about partner frustration. We just started trying, dh decided he was ready a few weeks ago, and we didn't use any protection...he wasn't aware that I wasn't fertile at the time...he was...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-27-2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 956
Posted By grisandole
Aflac offers short term disability, and you can...

Aflac offers short term disability, and you can use it for pregnancy, but you can't already be pregnant when you get the policy. For all short term disability programs, you will only get payments for...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   03-27-2015, 10:45 PM
Replies: 870
Views: 30,357
Posted By grisandole
So, we are actually starting to TTC. Well, I...

So, we are actually starting to TTC. Well, I should say that we have officially started not to prevent....we aren't planning sex around ovulation yet, just, not taking any precautions :thumb

This...
Forum: Infertility   03-18-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 394
Posted By grisandole
Movings to infertility so that you can hopefully...

Movings to infertility so that you can hopefully get more responses, you can also post in the OR area of Finding Your Tribe.
Forum: Trying To Conceive   02-28-2015, 11:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 613
Posted By grisandole
It sounds like you are seeing a line rather than...

It sounds like you are seeing a line rather than an "evap" line, especially if it's showing up within the time frame. If it's a bit lighter than the control line, it's still a line. Evap lines are...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-25-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 174
Posted By grisandole
San Diego isn't as expensive as Santa...

San Diego isn't as expensive as Santa Cruz,depending on the area. You would be able to get a decent 2bedroom for what you are paying now, and if you went inland, or a bit north, you could do better. ...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   02-11-2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 870
Views: 30,357
Posted By grisandole
Just saying hi to everyone! We are getting closer...

Just saying hi to everyone! We are getting closer to starting to TTC....I'm excited. Since I last checked in here I got serious about cleaning up my diet. I've been eating more protein and...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   01-23-2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 870
Views: 30,357
Posted By grisandole
GMB, welcome and thanks for the hope :)

GMB, welcome and thanks for the hope :)
Forum: Homebirth   01-10-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 108
Posted By grisandole
Hmmm. In that case, I personally would go for the...

Hmmm. In that case, I personally would go for the home birth, as you will be way less stressed in case of emergency. I think, if you go to the birthing center, then the potential hospital drama will...
Forum: Homebirth   01-10-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 194
Posted By grisandole
Well, I was about 45-minutes away from a hospital...

Well, I was about 45-minutes away from a hospital when I had a homebirth. Mine was attended by a dr and a midwife, and they had basic emergency equipment. In a dire emergency, I suppose an ambulance...
Forum: Family Planning   01-10-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 924
Posted By grisandole
:hola I'm so happy that it's the new year, as it...

:hola I'm so happy that it's the new year, as it means that we are closer to TTC! We are going to start trying in six months or so. We are also going to buy our first home ever, at around the same...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-02-2015, 11:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 412
Posted By grisandole
Yes, sadly, it is is much slower, mostly due to...

Yes, sadly, it is is much slower, mostly due to FB, I think.
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   01-02-2015, 11:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 952
Posted By grisandole
I started a healthy diet low carb/low sugar on...

I started a healthy diet low carb/low sugar on Monday and have been doing well. I had three small cookies Wednesday night, and that was actually satisfying. I wanted more, but I didn't *need* more,...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-01-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 240
Posted By grisandole
I'm glad you were able to talk. Communication is...

I'm glad you were able to talk. Communication is so important and so challenging!
Forum: Homebirth   12-27-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,135
Posted By grisandole
So happy to have found this. DH and I are...

So happy to have found this. DH and I are planning on having a baby, our first together, yay! However, like you, I'm still trying to process my long pushing phase with my ds2, and that was over 12...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   12-24-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 65
Posted By grisandole
I started taking it a few weeks ago in...

I started taking it a few weeks ago in preparation for TTC....I have not gotten a positive on an ovulation test yet (not sure if it was bad timing, diluted urine, or just didn't ovulate, it's my...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   12-19-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 207
Posted By grisandole
Just want to give you some hugs and support, that...

Just want to give you some hugs and support, that is a LOT to deal with, wow! I don't see anything wrong with telling them how you feel, and asking them to not give you the third degree.
Forum: Trying To Conceive   12-15-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 870
Views: 30,357
Posted By grisandole
Tenzinsmama, I'm so sorry to hear that :(:(:(

Tenzinsmama, I'm so sorry to hear that :(:(:(
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