- WELCOME! Where would you be moving if the army moves you? Somewhere cool and exciting, or somewhere boring? (I remember when my cousin was finally posted to a base in the Navy -- we were all excited to hear where he was going.... and the answer was Pensacola, Florida! Not exactly exotic!)
- never made Moussaka? I've done that!
I hope that new job interview pans out. Work is a great distraction. Even though all I'm doing is making copies and answering phones, it's a lot better than sitting in my empty house, obsessing about my empty arms (not that I don't obsess -- only that I do it elsewhere!)
I see in your signature that you've also started the adoption route. We've applied and "put on the list" too. Since at this point we are only interested in a healthy, newborn (up to 3, or maybe 6, months old) baby -- the list is practically endless. Our wait could be years. And then, when I explain our fertility issues, people always say "you can adopt!". If only it were that easy.... ----------- also I totally TOTALLY understand you. Before all of this shit, DH and I would talk about how many kids we wanted. He was raised as one of 2, and he always wished he had more siblings. I'm the oldest of 4, and we didn't have any money, so I was always more concerned with making sure we could provide what we wanted for the number of kids we had (I didn't go hungry as a kid, but we never went to DisneyWorld, or took vacations, or did expensive after-school activities like gymnastics -- like all my other friends did). But the one thing we agreed on was that we didn't want to have an ONLY CHILD. We definitely wanted 2, at the very least. Now, we are facing goodness-knows how many more IVFs, waiting to get pregnant with a pregnancy that will worry us to death the entire time and consist of endless doctors appts, surgery (a cerclage) and bed rest. I can't imagine going through it once -- but to know that to have the "at least 2" kids I want, I'll have to do it again... AND AGAIN... ugh. Big giant "UGH". As much as we didn't want twins, I was so happy that my last pregnancy would be "my last". We decided we would have the boys and then stop -- because I NEVER wanted to do the IVF again and I NEVER EVER wanted to be pregnant again (I have physically miserable pregnancies with constant vomiting -- and the stress after our first losses was INTENSE. Now... with another loss on top of it... next time will be even worse.) I can't even contemplate doing this long enough to get 2 kids out of it....
- hey there! What are you up to?
-- well, that wasn't really a surprise, was it?
but I know it's still super exciting! How many "dpo" are you? 200 is a great beta!
-- not sure where you found that blinky -- but it SUCKS!
Not "Your Pregnant".... "You're
Pregnant"! Sheesh - who spent the time to make a blinky but didn't write it correctly?
-- beta results yet?????
2nd day of work. Things went really well. Lots of stupid tasks (copies, phone calls, etc) but that's what I was expecting and what I wanted.
Today I took my last OCP in the pack. I'll be taking a 'week off' to get a period and then starting another pack (doing the FET when I finish next months). So, technically, my body shouldn't know that I'm stopped the OCP -- but oddly, I'm super super super bloated and had some spotting today as well as some 'period' cramps. In the past, I've taken back-to-back packs of pills (for years! I hated getting a period, so I just skipped it all the time) and never had this issue. Weird. Of course, being the COMPLETE AND UTTER NUTCASE
that I am -- my first thought is "maybe I'm miraculously pregnant". Maybe the spotting and bloating and slight nausea aren't because I'm getting a period, but because I'm 'surprise' pregnant while on the pill..... but then I remember that (1) I don't ovulate, (2) D has almost no sperm and (3) I'm on the F*CKING BIRTH CONTROL PILLS! Geez. I really am nuts, no? I still have the urge to POAS though. D would kill me. Maybe I'll do it early tomorrow morning before he wakes up. OKAY LADIES -- I'VE OFFICIALLY GONE TOTALLY BONKERS!
Met up with "Rosie84" today for coffee -- we had a blast! We'll definitely be hanging out in the future!
Another day, just another day. Countdown clock says 59 days until December 1st. I'll definitely be POAS by then! Woo hoo
- a few people have mentioned waxing pubic hair -- why, oh why, is that a 'thing'? I've done it a few times, and for some reason, my husband loves it. I just feel like a pre-pubescent girl. I know it's the 'porn influence' - but what's wrong with pubic hair? I keep mine neatly trimmed - but what's with the 'totally bare' look? Or worse - the "landing stip" look? I always think that looks like a little "Adolf Hitler" style mustache for your vagina....
-- about the whole controversy about "IVF for sex selection" drama -- No matter what my opinion on the matter is -- I'll repeat -- there is a website SPECIFICALLY for women doing IVF (and other things) for gender selection at http://www.in-gender.com
. Let's try to keep the debate (and the anger and the mean comments and the drama!) off these boards. While I do understand both sides of the debate -- I'll just say that most women here are struggling with infertility for years and just CAN'T understand why someone would willing go through what we are dealing with.
, I'd say you are welcome to stay - but let's try to keep this debate (which has no right answers, but lots of emotional attachment) OFF
This drama has played out on several different "seasonal" threads in the past (oh geez -- major drama on the Winter 2010-2011 board last year!). I've been here a long long loooonnnngg time. These debates have no resolutions and just make the board an angry place, instead of a friendly place.
If you want to debate something -- we have a USA presidential election year coming up --- Who is still happy with Obama? (And how many McCain fans are still totally disappointed he didn't win? I had to read the newspaper about 12 times before it sunk in that Obama had really won. I've been a McCain fan for years and years -- I really hoped he'd become President!)