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<p><a href="http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1346588/hope-healing-conceiving-in-march-2012/">March's Thread</a></p>
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<p><span id="user_yui_3_4_1_7_1330530408545_10" style="color:rgb(128,0,128);">This thread is for women who wish to conceive after a loss and need support, hope and healing. If you wish to be added to the thread or want to modify your info please make requests in bold. If you have a chart online either at TCOYF or at Fertility Friend and would like it linked with your name in the list, just post the link and add the icon in your post so I don’t miss anyone</span>.</p>
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<h3 id="user_yui_3_4_1_7_1330530408545_14"><strong><span style="color:rgb(0,128,128);">Bring on the babies!!</span></strong></h3>
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<p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Waiting to O:</strong></span> <span><img alt="2whistle.gif" id="user_yui_3_4_1_2_1333316896117_733" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/2whistle.gif"></span></p>
<p>SilaMarila    <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/SilaMarila" target="_blank"><span><img alt="chartnew.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/chartnew.gif"></span></a></p>
<p>SKJ2011 <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/SKJ2011" target="_blank"><span><img alt="chartnew.gif" id="user_yui_3_4_1_2_1332774575231_163" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/chartnew.gif"></span></a></p>
<p>Attached2Elijah  <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/ee041" target="_blank"><span><img alt="chartnew.gif" height="18" id="user_yui_3_4_1_2_1328998864676_294" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/chartnew.gif" width="43"></span></a></p>
<p>KodyAnn       <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/9e808/" target="_blank"><span><img alt="chartnew.gif" id="user_yui_3_4_1_2_1330558773701_318" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/chartnew.gif"></span></a><br>
jodieanneanton <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/3c5eaf" target="_blank"><span><img alt="chartnew.gif" id="user_yui_3_4_1_2_1334368132021_162" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/chartnew.gif"></span></a></p>
<p>Jello Panda  <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/JelloPanda" target="_blank"><span><img alt="chartnew.gif" id="user_yui_3_4_1_2_1333460068094_311" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/chartnew.gif"></span></a></p>
<p>mamabutterfly  <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/352d9a" target="_blank"><span><img alt="chartnew.gif" height="18" id="user_yui_3_4_1_2_1330284279041_156" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/chartnew.gif" width="43"></span></a><br>
CamoShades  <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/camoshades" target="_blank"><span><img alt="chartnew.gif" id="user_yui_3_4_1_2_1330737695169_163" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/chartnew.gif"></span></a><br>
Erin121        <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/380e53" target="_blank"><span><img alt="chartnew.gif" height="18" id="user_yui_3_4_1_2_1328998864676_160" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/chartnew.gif" width="43"></span></a></p>
<p>KirstenO      <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/3a931b" target="_blank"><span><img alt="chartnew.gif" height="18" id="user_yui_3_4_1_2_1330518422875_156" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/chartnew.gif" width="43"></span></a></p>
<p>bbrandonsmom <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/15e4e1/" target="_blank"><span><img alt="chartnew.gif" id="user_yui_3_4_1_2_1331471896045_163" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/chartnew.gif"></span></a></p>
<p>Xerxella        <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/21b89c" target="_blank"><span><img alt="chartnew.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/chartnew.gif"></span></a></p>
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<p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Waiting to know:</strong></span> <span><img alt="pos.gif" id="user_yui_3_4_1_2_1333316896117_877" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/pos.gif"></span></p>
<p>writinglove</p>
<p>AmBam<br>
autumngrey <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/autumngrey" target="_blank"><span><img alt="chartnew.gif" id="user_yui_3_4_1_2_1332767119084_162" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/chartnew.gif"></span></a> <br>
deportivo4</p>
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<p><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">POAS list</span></strong>  <span><img alt="bigeyes.gif" id="user_yui_3_4_1_2_1333772458544_166" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/bigeyes.gif"></span></p>
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<p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Oh Crap!  I Don't Know What I'm Doing??!!?!??!?!?</strong></span> <span><img alt="dizzy.gif" id="user_yui_3_4_1_2_1333316896117_444" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/dizzy.gif"></span></p>
<p>Bena</p>
<p>deborahbgkelly</p>
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<p><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">My baby is growing in my heart.</span></strong> <span><img alt="adoptionheart-1.gif" id="user_yui_3_4_1_2_1334954702493_166" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/adoptionheart-1.gif"></span></p>
<p>MountainMamaGC  <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/282068" target="_blank"><span id="user_yui_3_4_1_21_1322743201895_33"><img alt="chartnew.gif" height="18" id="user_yui_3_4_1_7_1322743201895_432" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/chartnew.gif" width="43"></span></a></p>
<p>RaineyDaye <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/RaineyDaye" target="_blank"><span><img alt="chartnew.gif" id="user_yui_3_4_1_2_1333460068094_162" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/chartnew.gif"></span></a></p>
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<p><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Waiting with Special Circumstances</span></strong> <span><img alt="lurk.gif" id="user_yui_3_4_1_2_1333368344748_169" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/lurk.gif"></span></p>
<p>Lisanne  <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/3b45cc" target="_blank"><span><img alt="chartnew.gif" id="user_yui_3_4_1_2_1330558773701_163" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/chartnew.gif"></span></a></p>
<p>Thebyr</p>
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<p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Recent BFP's! </strong></span> <span><img alt="rainbow1284.gif" id="user_yui_3_4_1_2_1333316896117_306" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/rainbow1284.gif"></span></p>
<p>April - stegenrae <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/2acefb/" target="_blank"><span><img alt="chartnew.gif" height="18" id="user_yui_3_4_1_2_1328067283650_156" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/chartnew.gif" width="43"></span></a>, Harmony96  <a href="http://www.tcoyf.com/members/harmony96/pccharts/40.aspx" target="_blank"><span><img alt="chartnew.gif" id="user_yui_3_4_1_2_1329165914303_163" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/chartnew.gif"></span></a> <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/Harmony96" target="_blank"><span><img alt="chart1new.gif" id="user_yui_3_4_1_2_1333486560031_162" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/chart1new.gif"></span></a>, beingmommy,</p>
<p>thecoffeebean  <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/26c5e0" target="_blank"><span><img alt="chartnew.gif" height="18" id="user_yui_3_4_1_2_1329685250671_156" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/chartnew.gif" width="43"></span></a></p>
<p><span style="text-decoration:underline;">March</span> - <span><img alt="confused.gif" id="user_yui_3_4_1_2_1333316896117_165" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/confused.gif"></span></p>
<p><span style="text-decoration:underline;">February</span> - MegEliz <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><span id="user_yui_3_4_1_21_1324304125546_9"><img alt="angel1.gif" height="15" id="user_yui_3_4_1_7_1324304125546_157" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/angel1.gif" width="38"></span></span>, Gemmine, Wendlynnn   <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/2b21ff" target="_blank"><span><img alt="chartnew.gif" id="user_yui_3_4_1_2_1328043833832_163" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/chartnew.gif"></span></a></p>
<p><span style="text-decoration:underline;">January</span> - Nelson, Vegan Princess, zubeldia</p>
<p><span style="text-decoration:underline;">December</span> -calebsmommy, coffeebean <span><img alt="angel1.gif" id="user_yui_3_4_1_2_1328034813490_179" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/angel1.gif"></span>, Asling <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><span><img alt="angel1.gif" height="15" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/angel1.gif" width="38"></span></span></p>
<p><span style="text-decoration:underline;">November</span> - maxnmaizy, diana_of_the_dunes, cygknit, thebyr <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><span><img alt="angel1.gif" height="15" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/angel1.gif" width="38"></span></span>, IzzsMom</p>
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<p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>In our thoughts:</strong></span> <span><img alt="hug2.gif" id="user_yui_3_4_1_2_1333316896117_583" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/hug2.gif"></span></p>
<p>Asling <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/33c98a" target="_blank"><span id="user_yui_3_4_1_21_1323277143176_9"><img alt="chartnew.gif" height="18" id="user_yui_3_4_1_7_1323277143176_155" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/chartnew.gif" width="43"></span></a></p>
<p>RoseRedHoofbeats</p>
<p>foxadillo</p>
<p>M Anna         <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/MAnna" target="_blank"><span><img alt="chartnew.gif" height="18" id="user_yui_3_4_1_7_1325131752187_160" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/chartnew.gif" width="43"></span></a></p>
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<p>*In an effort to keep our header as up-to-date as possible, the threadkeeper reserves the right to move you to "In our thoughts" from "Waiting to O" and "Waiting to know" if you have not posted in this thread or in the previous thread. The threadkeeper may remove your name from the list if you have not posted to the thread within the previous three months. You are always welcome to rejoin the thread at any time.</p>
 

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<p>Well, that was weird. I was taking a nap this afternoon and had a dream, and in my dream, my phone had a bunch of text messages on it, from various people, including several messages from DH. I was going to read the ones that he sent me last. One of the messages was from a preacher I know of whose first name is "Dee." Apparently, he was aware that I was thinking of baby names, b/c his text said something like "Have you thought about using 'Dee'? You should Google it." Bahahaha! First off, 1) I don't have that person in my phone as a contact, so even if I DID randomly get a text from him, it would have shown up as just being from his number instead of showing from his name like it did in my dream. And 2) I don't think he'd tell me to "Google it" hahaha.<br><br>
Anyway. Back to real life. My "rainbow signs" continue to come nearly daily. We are having a visiting preacher (gah, I need to go back to bed... took me three tries to spell "preacher" just then, lol) at church this week, and we were all asked to send an email/card/letter/whatever to him in the previous weeks, telling him how we were looking forward to having him come and talk with us. Tim sent him an email a few weeks ago as requested, and mentioned Jonathan to him, and we got an email back, saying that this visiting preacher wanted to meet us and to remind him of our email when we say hello to him. So we did. This morning right before he was preaching, he shared some drawings that some of the parents had their kids do and send him. One of the drawings was of a rainbow. <img alt="love.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/love.gif" style=""> So that was one of my "signs" for today.<br><br>
The other one was that one of the other people at church's mom had given me some fabric, and it was sitting in the lobby waiting for me to grab it this morning. It's ugly, LOL. I was hoping I might be able to make clothes out of it, but the colors and the pattern are just too much. I can't even do anything for DD with it. The background is bubblegum pink, and there is an allover paisley print of baby blue, with accents of a darker blue and a darker pink. I will try to post a picture tomorrow. So I'm wondering WHAT I can do with it, and then I think, "diaper bag." It's PINK and BLUE. Baby colors. Maybe for my baby(ies). So I'm going to experiment in making a bag and see how it works out. It'll probably just be a huge mess, but I have to see where it goes, lol.</p>
 

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<p>Hey All!  I haven't really been able to hang out much on here for the past few days!  I have been super busy with party planning and hosting.  Here is a pic of the banner I made for dd2's 2nd birthday. It was Charlie Brown and gang themed.</p>
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<p>Notice that on the ends are all the shirts/dresses of the characters.  Charlie, Linus, Sally, Peppermint Patty, Violet, Sally, Snoopy and Woodstock!  :)</p>
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<p>Then yesterday after hosting the party, coming home cleaning my house top to bottom (which is a mess again), I sewed these dresses!  :)</p>
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<p>It was quite the productive weekend.  :)  I hope all of you had a wonderful weekend!</p>
 

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<p>Did anyone else think all the fake positive pregnancy tests on Facebook today were not very funny? The real pregnancy announcement at church today hurt more though :(</p>
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<p>I'm sorry I haven't been around. I'm trying to get some control over my life and that means less time on the internet. We are now one quarter of the way through this deployment. I'm talking to my husband more online so he is less worried about me being depressed. I had my aunt and cousin visiting the last few days and that was a nice break in our usual schedule. I had my first post miscarriage period and am now getting close to ovulating again. I so wish I could be ttc. </p>
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<p>Harmony - Love the rainbow signs :) Good luck with that bag.</p>
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<p>Jodie - So cute! I love the Charlie Brown theme. I've never heard of someone doing a party like that and it's a great idea.</p>
 

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<p><strong>Lisanne,</strong> Luckily I am on a lenten facebook strike.  I was getting way too obsessed and needed to step away and place my time where it matters more (Hubby, kids, God, etc.)... Soooo glad I didn't have to deal with that.  Also, my bff is newly pregnant.  I am entirely happy for her and excited.  Although sometimes the thoughts creep in like, "we could have been pregnant together" (which we still could be, I guess) or just the random "I wish I was pregnant," (which would probably still happen even if she wasn't).  I am glad she is super considerate of my loss still. She's much more careful about not being a trigger than she needs to be! I have to pry pregnancy info from her!  She is a darling friend.  I am sooo blessed to have her. </p>
<p>I like Charlie Brown and my dd2 LOVES it.  So, since I have to be obsessive about planning parties for my kids (my <span style="text-decoration:underline;">one</span> flaw <span><img alt="winky.gif" id="user_yui_3_4_1_2_1333330761138_161" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/winky.gif">) I like to pick their favorite thing and just go with it as the theme of their bday party.  My dd1 is requesting a bug party for her 5th bday in August.  Man!  That kid really makes me put on my creative cap.  I had to figure out how to make her a 'spooky tree' when she decided that that was what she wanted to be for Halloween!  haha!</span></p>
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jodie - You are freaking good crafty! I was so proud of myself that we're getting the house picked up today for the big clean all weekend long for the my kids birthday party this Saturday. Our party theme is "dollar store." Since it's for a boy and a girl, I let my daughter pick out the plates (princess hearts) and my son pick out the napkins (cars). And, that's my decorating plan! There you go! Yeah, I'm not very crafty. <img alt="birthday.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/birthday.gif"> to all our kids though!<br><br>
Harmony - In case you didn't notiice, I like having my smilies back... <img alt="orngbiggrin.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif"><br><br>
AFM - <b>I guess I should be moved to Oh, Crap, I Don't Know What I'm Doing</b> Even though I DO know what I'm doing....nothing. I'll be sitting around waiting for the weeks to pass and for an O time when I'm around dh. <img alt="greensad.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/greensad.gif"> Well, for everyone waiting on the news, "Operation Hold Off AF" is not going as well as planned. I had some brown spotting today and now I just checked and it's moving to the red. I'm still doing the Progesterone. I just need to keep holding off af by a few days.... Even one more day now might make a big difference 7 weeks from now when I'd like to O. But, today is 15 dpo and I just don't know if my body will continue to hold it off....
 

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<img alt="smile.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif"> :p 8)<br><br>
ok.... all this talk about the bbcode thing.... how do I know what the words are that I would need to get a specific smiley?<br><br><img alt="bag.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/bag.gif"><br><br>
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If you're in bb code you'll have a list on the right. When you click on more at the bottom, you'll see all the bb codes and if you hover above each of them it'll show you the appropriate code to make that smiley. You can even leave the lsut open while you're typing you're message and just keep typing and type in the code as needed. If you click on the smiley, it'll give you the code, but the big smiley board will go away. <img alt="joy.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/joy.gif">
 

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X, is your usual LP anywhere in the 15-day range? If not, then yeah, I'd say you got at least a day or two out of it. You've probably figured out by now that "indefinitely" isn't an option with supplementing, unfortunately. Good luck getting ready for your bday parties, too. We're on the "clean up the crap from the party and buy more crap with the money from bday gifts" stages. My decoration theme was basically sending DH to US Toy to get a bunch of balloons, tie them to chairs as our guests were arriving, and calling it good. Oh, and about temps--you might be proud of me that I just made up a temp for CD18 so FF would give me crosshairs. I put it in the notes that it was completely fabricated JIC I need that info down the line, but I figure your FF manipulation was likely an inspiration. :p<br><br>
Jodie, you are crazy crafty. I kind of outdid myself for DS1's 1st and 2nd bdays here at the house (2nd was March Madness-themed, and was PERFECT for us), then we rented out the local children's museum for 3-5 with a friend whose daughter's bday is only 5 days after my son's. I've run out of party planning mojo. At least they had one, right?? <img alt="wink1.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/wink1.gif"><br><br>
Lisanne (and Jello!), not only did I get irritated by the idiots posting BFP April Fool's crap, but also the pregnant people saying they're having twins or some shit. Remind me never to be a tool. (Hi, by the way. I'm glad you're checking in, and I'm glad you're taking time to prioritize, to skype with your dh, and that you had a good visit with family.)<br><br>
Harmony, good luck with that fabric--I hope the bag works out.<br><br>
Erin, I"m late to the party but <img alt="joy.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/joy.gif"> on the forever family finalization date!!<br><br>
SKJ, your dentist sounds like a member of the Asshat doctor's guild. I hope you find one who isn't eligible for membership. I'm sorry you had such a traumatic experience. <img alt="greensad.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/greensad.gif"><br><br>
Rainey, I'm sorry you're having a rough time again. I like your new sig line--it sounds SO hopeful. <img alt="smile.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
autumn, sorry about the dropped smartphone--that bites! :/ (and the ensuing tears) I need to get a new phone since I use the camera a lot and mine isn't storing photograph data properly, so I can't actually retrieve or share any of those pics I took in bright light (like tonight when my DS1 was pretty much covered in BBQ sauce and I said he's lucky he's from Kansas City). sigh. I love dh's new phone (a Photon), but don't love the possibility of having to pay nearly the full amount. (wow, tangent much? sry!)<br><br>
Camo, YES I too hate it when DH is gone all day on the weekends. I'm not shy about letting him know about it, either. Did your DH get to bring home any winnings from the poker tournament? If so, I think those should be claimed as reparations for Mom's pain and suffering. I hope this cycle goes like clockwork for you and your journey TTC is easy and short when you do begin.<br><br>
Kirsten, :hugs: I'm sorry you're having to revisit your loss with strangers. And mentally have gotten past the 6-mo hurdle and still have those gaping months (and more) ahead of you. I hope your DH either keeps his current job or finds something better before he loses this one. (and that you get one, too, of course!)<br><br>
AFM, my mom is going home early tomorrow morning. This was the easiest visit we've had in YEARS. She only threw a tizzy once when we were taking forever at ToysRUs to pick the boys' gifts they were getting w/ their bday money. Then we immediately went to a restaurant and all was better again. My sons are so cute with her, and my 4yo (hey, that's the first time I"ve typed that since his bday on Friday!) *adores* her now and wouldn't leave her side for more than 5 minutes the whole time. It was adorable. She got to see them both play soccer (incl the 1st time the 4yo ever played), see their crazy friends (and their crazy mom friends of mine) at their party, and spend lots of quality time with them. While I had a small glass of wine tonight, I was not actually driven to drink by her visit. So miracles can happen.<br><br>
Now, on with this 2ww shit. FF expects me to have a 10-day LP, meaning AF is due Tuesday. I've misplaced my freaking Wondfo hcg tests, and until I find them, I don't want to waste my leftover FRER on 9dpo, but I wanna test tomorrow because last cycle, I got AF at the end of the day of 9dpo. IDK, that's silly now that I've typed it. IDK if I'd ever have gotten a + at 9dpo--it was 14dpo with DS2, I know, and 12dpo in Dec. (DS1 was a surprise, so all I know is when we BD'd, no idea when we found out.) I'm just scared that AF is going to come despite my serious effort to stretch out my LP to a viable length. I don't feel particularly PMS-y today, but who knows if that means anything. GRR. I don't think we had *optimal* timing with BD'ing this cycle, but it was pretty darn good, so I'm afraid it didn't work...and wouldn't a freakishly early BFP just make me feel better? (Or wait, would it make me scared as hell?) Dammit...I'm tired.<br><br>
Also, a weird personal question: Since I've been getting all kinds of intimate with my cervix and girl parts, I noticed I have a couple bumps on my vaginal wall. I looked it up, and it's most likely cysts from mucosal glands, but they rarely occur in multiple. (I'm pretty much a walking exception to every biological rule, though...) I'm concerned that they could be something more, but what? I have an NP friend whom I could ask, but she's probably tired of me asking crap all the time. Has anyone else had them or anything like this? IDK if it matters, but I also noticed I have one of those weird nodules on my cervix that TCOYF mentions will come and go and is no big deal.<br><br><img alt="sleepytime.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/sleepytime.gif">
 

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Boo, my charts aren't uploading again. Gah!
 

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<p>What do you think? A) evap line, B) bfp, or C) I'm delusional for even seeing a line:</p>
<p><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.mothering.com/content/type/61/id/917486/width/600/height/347/flags/" target="_blank"><img alt="IMAG0994.jpg" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="243793" data-type="61" src="http://www.mothering.com/content/type/61/id/243793/width/600/height/347" style="; width: 600px; height: 347px"></a></p>
<p>9dpo, fmu, 3 min exposure, with my smartphone camera, Accu-Clear Early hpt.</p>
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<p>It could totally be an evap line, but it's  hard to tell the difference between blue and shadow, yk? :/ When I held it up to the light, though, there was virtually nothing (which makes me think evap line).</p>
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<p>I  have a bunch I took with my good digital camera, but it has more sensitive exposures and I couldn't get it to really record a line on a full-size pic without playing with exposures.</p>
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<p>ETA: Found my Wondfos, which allowed me to use both a Wondfo and a Dollar store test (which I was going to save if I didn't have Wondfo backups).</p>
<p><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.mothering.com/content/type/61/id/917524/width/600/height/382/flags/" target="_blank"><img alt="IMAG1000.jpg" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="243800" data-type="61" src="http://www.mothering.com/content/type/61/id/243800/width/600/height/382" style="; width: 600px; height: 382px"></a></p>
<p>9dpo, fmu, 5 min exposure (per directions), with my smartphone camera, Wondfo hpt.</p>
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<p><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.mothering.com/content/type/61/id/917528/width/600/height/277/flags/" target="_blank"><img alt="IMAG1004.jpg" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="243801" data-type="61" src="http://www.mothering.com/content/type/61/id/243801/width/600/height/277" style="; width: 600px; height: 277px"></a></p>
<p>...and about 9min exposure</p>
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<p>9dpo, fmu, 2 min exposure (per directions), with my smartphone camera, dollar store hpt. **clearly negative**</p>
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<p><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.mothering.com/content/type/61/id/917532/width/600/height/325/flags/" target="_blank"><img alt="IMAG1007.jpg" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="243803" data-type="61" src="http://www.mothering.com/content/type/61/id/243803/width/600/height/325" style="; width: 600px; height: 325px"></a></p>
<p>...and at about 8-9 min exposure</p>
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<p><span><img alt="jaw.gif" id="user_yui_3_4_1_2_1333391967659_877" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/jaw.gif">  I'm shaking.</span></p>
 

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<p>....RAE???? ....=)</p>
 

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Woot! Woot! Rae! <img alt="fingersx.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/fingersx.gif">
 

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Nobody stepped up and said they were dying to keep the thread this month, so I hope that it's okay that I do it again.<br><br>
Lydia, I'm glad that you were able to get into counseling nearly right away. ((hugs))<br><br>
Jodie, a zipper? Nah. I don't want to mess with that complication. LOL. You seem more excited about modifications to the skirt than I do, though, lol. My backache thing was gone the very next day! I was pleasantly surprised, but thankful. Oh, that impending move sounds really great! Are there any chances that your application would be denied, or is it just a matter of waiting until they get the units ready? OH the Peanuts banner is SO STINKIN' CUTE!!! And what adorable little t-shirt dresses. <img alt="orngbiggrin.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif"> Your DDs look related, but not "super alike" in the pics, so I'm curious if one looks like you and the other looks like your DH. My kids are like that, but DH and I look sort of similar, too, so sometimes people say that DD looks like me, etc. But DS is the one who is my spitting image, and DD looks like DH. (And I'm my mom's spitting image, and recently found a pic of her when I'm four, and a pic of me when I'm about four or five. I should post those so y'all can see the comparison.) AHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! That tree is great! <img alt="lol.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/lol.gif"> Your newly-pregnant friend sounds like a jewel. <img alt="love.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/love.gif"><br><br>
SKJ, thanks for the link to those DVDs. If I didn't already have another several DVDs that I'd tried without success, I might be getting those. Hope your appointment tomorrow goes okay. Wow, that dentist visit! I don't have any additional words, but ((hugs)). What an experience. ((hugs))<br><br>
bbrandonsmom, yay for the work conversation being behind you. Glad your friend and her baby are doing well.<br><br>
beingmommy, I'm so glad that the doctor's timely email helped ease your mind. ((hugs)) I think we're all allowed to be a basketcase every now and again.<br><br>
X, wow that is a large extended family! My back/shoulder ended up feeling fine the very next morning. That's NEVER happened before, but I wasn't going to complain, lol. As for lengthening your next two cycles... maybe try stressing yourself out to delay an O? I dunno. ((hugs)) (But after reading further, I kind of like the turkey baster idea, lol.) I hope your FIL continues to make slow improvement. I'm so glad I was able to help you w/ your beloved smileys, LOL. I moved you but I moved you to a new category instead of the "Oh, Crap" one. Sorry AF is trying to sneak through your supplements. <img alt="greensad.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/greensad.gif"><br><br>
Kirsten, LOL yeah that mystery cord was the temporary drawstring. The actual one is a dark chocolate brown, and has three wooden beads on the end of it in chocolate, a medium brown, and a khaki brown. That apron is so cute! Awww Nellie is adorable! She reminds me of my mom's Pogo, who is a Schnauzer/Chihuahua/Terrier mix. I totally hear you on the trying bringing more grief again. ((hugs))<br><br>
autumngrey, I like your affirmation. So sorry to hear about your phone. <img alt="greensad.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/greensad.gif"><br><br>
Rae, with those temps, I would record the one after the longest sleep that you had. Glad that your visit with your mom was more tolerable than you thought it would be. <img alt="smile.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif"> Do you have a Dollar Tree nearby? I've also seen $0.88 tests at Walmart (but not everywhere... my SuperCenter doesn't seem to have them but my Neighborhood Market did). I haven't ever had any of those bumps you describe. <img alt="hug.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/hug.gif"><br><br>
Erin, !!!!! How exciting! <img alt="orngbiggrin.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif"><img alt="orngbiggrin.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif"> :adoption I've got you moved. (And DD was concieved with a BD that was three days before O day, so yep, they can definitely live a while! And I had a day that was DRY in between BD and O that cycle. It can totally happen!)<br><br>
Rainey, I went onto FB to see more specifics about what you were trying to get rid of (since I'm a wrap hoarder even though I only wear DS about once a week now), but I think it would be a good idea to keep like 3-4 of the items most sentimental/potentially useful to you (like things you'd use with an older baby but not a newborn) then purge the rest of them. And what an exciting thought that your baby could be out there NOW! My BP has dropped scarily low before. The lowest I remember it being measured was 50/22. When I first got admitted into the hospital this past time, and they told me they had to give me a catheter and what the effects of the mag sulfate would be, my BP dropped again, and was in the 60/30 range.<br><br>
CamoShades, glad your spotting has stopped now. You mentioned Culver's. I haven't been there in a while since we don't have one local to us, but I remember the first time I saw their sign, "Frozen Custard Butterburgers." I was really confused since I didn't know that the "Frozen Custard" and the "Butterburgers" were two different things. I thought they somehow put the frozen custard into the hamburger, and then I was still confused where the "butter" came in. <img alt="lol.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/lol.gif"> But someone explained it to me finally and then I wasn't afraid to go eat there anymore. <img alt="lol.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/lol.gif"> Your plan for when to TTC sounds good.<br><br>
JelloPanda, for real on the fake pregnancy announcements. I mean, don't people have any more creativity than to come up with that year after year?<br><br>
aj_18, I got you added. <img alt="smile.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif"> Do you have a chart I can link to?<br><br>
Lisanne, I just kind of glossed over all the fake pregnancy FB announcements. I added a new category to the header "Waiting With Special Circumstances" since X is going to be traveling for work soon. Did you want me to put you there, too, until your DH comes back from deployment?<br><br>
AAM - Okay so the "Natural Egg Dye" thing up in the "highlights" section or whatever keeps catching me off guard. With the peachy/pinky/natural color that they used for that particular picture, and the angle of the egg, it keeps looking like a pregnant tummy to me. <img alt="redface.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/redface.gif"><br><br>
This week is super busy since we have a visiting preacher, and church every night this week except Saturday to hear a lesson that he's put together. I'm a little amused with him already because he will get up in the pulpit and just "chat" to us for a minute and then his voice has a dramatic shift as he puts on his "preaching voice" lol. We had three lessons yesterday and all three were of a "Where is God when I hurt? - a Journey of Hope and Healing" type theme. His intended audience was for ALL types of hurt like a medical diagnosis or divorce or loss of a spouse or whatever, but he said a LOT of things that helped me personally with my hurt on losing a baby. I'm definitely going to download the audios and save them for later listening. I started to get slightly emotional again, though, while hearing the lessons, like my grief was fresh all over again. I think part of it is the TTCing though. Other loss moms have told me that TTCing can sometimes bring the grief back to the surface again.<br><br>
And now I have a funny story that needs a little background. Shortly after my loss, some of my online friends who I've known for over six years now got together and sent me a gift certificate to Lifeway. Almost right away, I used part of it online to get the Courageous movie, and DH and I finally went to a local branch on Saturday to spend the rest of it. We looked for a wall hanging and found one we liked with a verse on it that would help us in our healing, and when we were carrying it around, one of the associates came up to us and encouraged us to wait until today to get it if we could since there was a coupon for 30% off wall art. So we did that. DH also wanted to get some Courageous-themed items, including a Bible study guide that he wants to do with me. The store also had Dave Ramsey's "Act Your Wage" game, so we picked that up, too. DH and I have been watching random sitcoms on Netflix for a long time (we're about to start the last season of Frasier now), but he wants to do some other things in the evening besides that, like playing the game one night and doing the study book another night. So we had casually mentioned putting it into a schedule, where each week would be consistent with what we do, etc.<br><br>
Now to the funny part of the story. Several days ago, DH and I were discussing baby-making, lol, and he actually wanted me to schedule it on the calendar so he could look forward to it. <img alt="lol.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/lol.gif"> So I did. :rotf Last night after watching TV, we were hanging out on the couch for a bit, talking about exercise and diet and our additional "activities" that he wanted to incorporate, etc. Then he asks a question about what's the schedule this week. So I tell him, "Monday, Wednesday, Friday." Then he gives me a funny look, b/c I had thought he was asking about our BDing schedule, but he was just asking about the other activities schedule, LOL. I was embarrassed and kept hiding under the blanket so he wouldn't see my red face. <img alt="orngtongue.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif"><br><br>
Oh and it was Friday I think? Yeah, Friday, I went to Walmart, and found a little stack of their $0.88 pregnancy tests, so I bought a couple. <img alt="orngtongue.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif"> I don't know what their sensitivity is, though, but they look similar to the Dollar Tree's tests.
 

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Rae!!!!! Find a pink dye test and take it. First thing tomorrow. I like the looks of that blue-dye test but don't like blue-dye tests in general. AAAHH!!! I hope it's a real line for you. <img alt="joy.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/joy.gif">
 

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Stegenrae- That looks like a BFP to me! But I agree, test with a pink dye test in the morning. I've seen some weird things on those blue dye ones... Crossing my fingers for you!!!
 

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<p>Rae- I see lines! I'm so excited for you!!! </p>
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<p>Harmony - That new category sounds like a good place for me :) </p>
 

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<p>x - we both got tested in 2008.  At the time I was all good and hubby had low motility and 8,000 swimmers when the average seems to be 50,000 - 150,000...though the average seems to be dropping.  We don't know if his numbers have gone up, or if one just got really lucky with Mira.  We have el-crapo insurance so we won't be doing anything fancy.  I don't want to do any treatments even if we did have better insurance....though more testing to see where things are might be be good.  I don't know.  As usual, what will be will be.  </p>
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<p>Rae- thanks for the job wishes.  He still has a job today...so I think he's ok.  I will find a job some day.  I'm glad all went well with your mom.  It's always such a relief when that happens.  So yeah.....any more pictures?  I hope it's true! It looked like a + to me!!! Please, please be true!</p>
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<p>Erin - they can live that long...in friendly CM environment.  </p>
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<p>Jodi - are the dresses t-shirts that you put the skirt on?  Love the party decorations! And the tree! How fun! My husband used to work for a company whose uniform was very much like another big companies uniform, and people would always call his company the other companies name.  So for halloween one year I machine embroidered him a badge with the other companies name and put that over his companies badge.....all in the 5 minutes before he left for work that day.  Wha-la...costume.  No one noticed! </p>
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<p>Lisanne & Jello - no FB for me, I was spared the fake preggo announcements.  </p>
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<p>Harmony - I hope you do have your rainbow soon! </p>
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