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Postby tigersuz22 » Wed Apr 22, 2009 12:56 pm

Hi ladies!
First - Michele - Congratulations on the 12 eggs! That's wonderful news! My fingers are crossed for you for Friday - I know it will go well. The stims seemed to go by so fast!!

HR - How are you doing??

The only show that I've actively watched is Biggest Loser - and I was so bothered by last night's episode that I couldn't WAIT to type to you guys! I think Ron is completely sneaky. I haven't been a fan of his from the beginning because I think he plays the nice guy, father figure role to his advantage so people don't see the game playing he's doing. But last night was terrible - he knew that he could keep himself in a good light by voting the way that he promised he would but he'd achieve his goal of booting Kristin off so that his son is in a better position to win.

And I've not had an issue with Mikey until last night - I think it's pretty bold to say in front of the entire group that you're going to win. It came off as kind of arrogant. Especially when Tara (who I'm not a big fan of either) and Filipe are doing so well.

Who would think a good hearted show about losing weight and changing lives could be so darn devious?!

Hope you're both doing well. I'm 26 weeks along and ready to be done! It's funny - you work so hard to get pregnant, you're so excited to be pregnant, you can't wait to show... and then you're ready for it to be over! :)

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Postby hrobinson » Thu Apr 23, 2009 2:54 am

Michelle- 12 eggs!!! That is absolutely fabulous. I am hoping that dh's sperms will be swimming around looking to fertilize those precious eggs. When will they call and give you a report? How many eggs did you get with your daughter?
I don't think I EVER had that many eggs
Hoping for wonderful things.
In the mean time, take care of yourself, and stay busy. Friday will be here before you know it.

Biggest Loser- Okay, I was so upset when it was all said and done. for some unknown reason, I have been a Ron fan from day 1. I think I just feel for him. I could not believe when he said that he has not been under 300 pounds since he was a teenager...and I believe he said that at 9 he was 200 pounds. That is really sad. It's just a horrible cycle that hopefully is in the process of being broken.
However, what he did last night was worse than low. His scheming has become too much for me. Did you guys notice the look on Mike's face when Kristin asked Ron if he knew how mike was going to vote an dhe said no. The lie will have to come out very son.
And Mike....to be so cocky and self assured that he is going to win. I DOUBT IT!!!!! I really think Tara (who I can't stand) will win the whole thing. I would like to see Filipe win it, but he seems to have sort of plateaued.
However, I would love to see Big Momma go home next. How she has made it this far is beyond me.

Okay, so I watched American Idol tonight. am I the only person who really doesn't like Adam? I guess his music is just too different for me. I was really sad to see Anoop go, but oh well. Not sure who will win the whole thing....probably Adam.

Suzanne- Wow, I cannot believe you are already 26 weeks along. REmind me, are you having a girl? Is this your first one? Enjoy every moment of being pregnan, becaus everything changes once little one is born.....of course it changes for the better. Do we have names yet?
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Postby CT_Michele » Thu Apr 23, 2009 2:30 pm

Yay Suzanne- Your still with us!

Ok, so I agree with you both about Ron, what he did was very low, but I kinda expected it from him. I really lost a lot of respect for him when he lashed out on the blue team for trying to get rid of him. He claimed that they had an alliance, but just the week before he tried to sway everyone to get rid of sione. The only reason he didn't actually vote for him was because he couldn't round up enough votes. I know that mike is his son, and parents would do anything for their kids, but you can still do that while having values and morals. I am glad they are losing weight, but I really do not want either one of them to win. Mike is way too cocky. I still am a Tara fan, I just think she is so deserving, she is honest and wins all the challenges. I wanted kristin to win, but since she is gone, I am routing for either Tara or Felipe, I also do not like pink momma.

American idol- I am still a danny gokey fan. HR- I am split on adam. Some weeks I think he is awesome, other weeks a little too weird for my taste. I do think he is very original, I am just not sure he is the type of mainstream artist that normally wins this show. I think the finale will come down to adam and danny. Chris has really suprised me the past couple weeks, he might make it farther than I originally thought.

Suzanne- I can not believe you are 26 wks already. I think I remember you saying you were having a little girl. It is funny that we try for so long to be pregnant and then want it done, and I wish I could say it will be over before you know it, but I remember my last trimester dragging along. I think it was because I was so prepared that as my due date came close, I had nothing to do but wait. How is your prepping coming along? Names, room, baby gear, are you having a shower? Oh, I can not wait to be there again!

hr- how are things with you? How is your daughter doing? I can not believe how fast they grow, ella is getting so big, and she will be your daughters age before I know it.

My fert report was pretty good today. Out of the 12 from the other day, only 10 were viable, and out of 10 six fertilised. When I talked to them today, all six were dividing. One was 4 cell, and the other 5 were 2 cell, all were grade A or B, so all looks good. Tomorrow is my transfer at 11am. Hopefully they will all still be good so we can transfer 2 and freeze 4. We really hope to eventually have a family of 3, but we will be happy with whatever we are blessed with. If it doesn't work out in the future, we are so blessed to have our little Ella. So keep your fingers crossed for us!
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Postby tigersuz22 » Thu Apr 23, 2009 3:21 pm

Hi ladies!

I agree with both of you about Ron. I think that he's the secret game player but he's trying to appear as though he's the good guy out of the group. It really drives me nuts when he says "well, I think it's your time to go home". He's barely able to compete in the challenges and can only do partial workouts - and granted, he would have a really tough time at home but he can't utilize the full value of the ranch like Kristin or Sione or some of the others who went home. I was never a brown team fan but now I'm really rooting against them. My other thought was that why didn't Mike's brother come on the show with him as opposed to Ron? Considering how they've featured the brother this whole show, and how young he is - wouldn't they want to help him before Ron?

Michele - Congratulations on the six! I can't wait to hear how it goes tomorrow. My fingers are crossed! Thank goodness for reality TV to get you through the two week wait!

I can't believe how fast 26 weeks has flown by. I think it took me so long to show and then out of nowhere I just blew up - it's like a basketball under my skin. Fortunately, I don't seem to have gained anywhere else but I've started getting into the backaches, leg cramps - all of that fun stuff!

We named her Brannigan Theresa. We have the crib, bedding, clothes, and other miscellaneous stuff but we're having a baby shower in June and then girls at my office are throwing one, too. I'm starting to panic a little, when I look at the cost of diapers, formula, and everything else... plus thinking about raising a baby in itself is scary! Part of me can't wait for it to get here and the other part of me is completely overwhelmed.
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Postby CT_Michele » Fri Apr 24, 2009 9:00 am

HR- Are you still watching survivor? I was so happy that sierra squeaked through last night. I felt so bad for her. Tyson turned out to be a real jerk and him and coach were so cocky last night. I loved that during tribal council they were all grins that her name was written down and then when Jeff pulled out the second piece of paper Tyson grin started to go away, and then the third one came, and him and coach looked at each other dumbfounded, and when he got voted off the looks on Tysons, coach's and debra's faces were priceless! I was so happy! And I hope coach goes next, he drives me up a wall!
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Postby hrobinson » Fri Apr 24, 2009 1:33 pm

Michelle- Yes, I am still watching Survivor, and even managed to watch it last night:) I WANT coach to go NOW!!!!! I almost wish they would have gotten him last night. However, I know how much of a threat Tyson is. So, what they did was super smart. I feel bad for Sierra, because I think she is a decent player who just got off to a rocky start. I hope she lasts a few more weeks. I must say that Debra really surprises me. She is not all sweet as I thought she was going to be.
Did you see the previews for next week? I hope Sierra lets Coach and Debra fry!!!

So, did you go in today for the transfer? I have a good feeling about this for you. How many did they transfer? Did you have some left over for freeze. Take it easy for the next 14 days, and remember you ARE PUPO!!!!!
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Postby CT_Michele » Fri Apr 24, 2009 5:02 pm

Yay...I am PUPO!

I did see the previews for next week, and I hope and pray sierra does not fall for that bull. She was trying to do everything in her power to regain their trust, and now, all of a sudden since coach is in danger, now he wants to accept her loyalty. A little too late if you ask me!

Transfer was this morning. I transferred 2, both 8 cell, one grade A and one grade B. I also had 4 left to freeze, one 8 cell grade B, and the rest were 7 cell, either A's or B's. So it was good news today. My beta is on May 5. So now I just sit and wait....and watch reality tv of course!
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1st IVF- 12/07- BFP! Ella Michele was born 8/26/8
2nd IVF- 04/09 - BFN
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Postby hrobinson » Fri May 01, 2009 1:54 am

Oh Michelle, I am so excited for yo. I hope this works out. Have you POAS yet? I cacn't believe you test on Tuesday. To me the 2ww has gone really fast!!!

Apprentice- WOW!!!!! Is Joan gone for good, or is she going to come back? If she leaves she is a total loser. Why let Annie beat her? Who do you wan tto win a this point? They are all pretty scummy (except maybe Jesse)

American Idol- I could not believe that Adam was in the bottom two. And, I thought that two people were being sent home. Sad that Matt went home, but all the players that are left are really good.

Biggest Loser- Was really sad to see Filipe go home. I hope he ends up winning the "home based" biggest loser. With the people who are left, I guess I want Tara to win. I loved Ron and Mike until Ron pulled the junk that he did.

In the process of watching Survivor. Will be interesting to see who goes....hope it's coach!!!

Keep me posted on your results:)
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Postby CT_Michele » Fri May 01, 2009 2:50 am

I have started my poas marathon. I had a faint positive a few days ago, but that was obviously still the trigger shot, they have all been negative since. I will be doing atleast one a day until beta on tuesday, and I will keep you updated.

Apprentice- I saw joan and melissa on Ellen today and I think she will not be back, even though she didn't say. I bet they will have her come in to talk about it or something, but in the end she will not be able to deal with the other 2 girls. I really don't like annie duke. I think I am routing for jesse james.

idols- I also was shocked adam was in the bottom two, but I knew matt would go, it was his time. The four that are left are really good, but danny is still my favorite. Next week is rock week, so it looks like adam will have a great week.

biggest loser- I am definitely routing for tara, I have liked her all along, and I don;t like any of the others. I was so mad when bob gave ron a chance to be honest and he lied right to his face. I really wish felipe could have stayed, but honestly, from a gameplay standpoint, it really was smart to eliminate him, since ron has no chance in hell to win it.

survivor- I was so hoping for coach to go home tonight, I really despise him, and I was so mad he won immunity. Then my only hope was that they would send debbie home, but no such luck. I just hope taj, steven and jt don't fall for coach and debbie and get rid of them soon. Coach is such a big liar, and he thinks he is such an awesome person, but he isn't. What do you think erin meant by what she wrote when she voted for steven? I was confused by that, and steven looked pretty confused too.

ok, I will keep you posted, pray for me over the weekend...
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2nd IVF- 04/09 - BFN
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Postby hrobinson » Fri May 01, 2009 1:27 pm

ugh!!!! I just wrote a long post and somehow it got deleted.

Michele- Keep up the faith. I am sure things will work out for you. When you did the IVF with your daughter, at what point did you get your positive with POAS? Will be sending up a lot of prayers for you this weekend.

Survivor- I was so mad last night. I really thought that they were going to get things together and get rid of Debby. What was up with that. Poor Sierra. She has worked so hard. As far as Erinn, I am not sure why she would have voted for Stephen. Were they not in an alliance together? The only thing I can think of is that she was mad that he sent her to exile again. Were you able to read what she wrote on the voting thing? At this point i really hope JT wins. I like him a lot.

Okay, can't think what else I wrote...will catch up later.
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Postby CT_Michele » Fri May 01, 2009 6:55 pm

I paused my recording and read it. It said "never again, swear." I think that she was keeping her word to sierra, she had told sierra before that she would not write her name down, and maybe she was a little mad at stephen for sending her to exile. Either way, I don;t think she wrote steven down intending or wanting him to go home. It will probably all come out next week. I like jt, stephen and taj, and I really don;t have any reason not to like erin, I am just not sure about her yet. All I know is that I hate coach and don;t really like debbie, so I hope they both go soon. I was kinda hoping sierra would pull it off, she has been the underdog since day one.
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Postby hrobinson » Mon May 04, 2009 12:50 pm

Michele- I checked all weekend to see if you got your BFP yet, and didn't see any posts from you. Hope that means that good things are happening in your neck of the woods:)
I believe your official beta is tomorrow. I am sure you guys are all excited!!!!

Amazing Race- How stupid were those two girls....(the black ones). THey lost by a few seconds all because they had to pee. I would feel horrible if I cost us the race because of that. I would have peed on myself. I really thought they had it. The other girls, the cheerleaders, bless their hearts. I just felt so bad for them when they couldn't find the u-turn. I was shocked that the Asians used the u-turn. THey have noone to worry about.

Apprentice- I was really disappointed that Jesse was fired. You just knew it was going to come down to Joan and Annie becuase of the drama. It's all about Drama. While I don't really like either of them, I hope Joan wipes the floor up with Annie. I REALLY don't like Annie.

Okay, gotta work. Am thinking of you Michele!!!
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Postby tigersuz22 » Mon May 04, 2009 3:24 pm

Hi ladies!

Michele - my fingers are crossed! I can't wait to hear your news. I'll be anxiously awaiting!!

Hope you both are doing well. We just hit 28 weeks this week and had a little pre-term labor scare a week or so ago so it's nice that we're getting toward the end. I can breathe a little bit easier with each week that goes by knowing that she's getting bigger.

The only reality show I've been actively keeping up on is Biggest Loser. I've been watching the Apprentice off and on - i just saw that it's coming back next year - but I haven't kept close tabs on it. I'm interested to see how the last few weeks goes on Biggest Loser. My gut is that Tara will win but Ron has been so sneaky and caught me offguard that now I have no idea!

Hope you both have a great day!
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Postby hrobinson » Tue May 05, 2009 2:43 pm

Michele- Sending up a prayer for you today, as I know it is your beta day. Let us know what the results are.
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Postby CT_Michele » Tue May 05, 2009 10:00 pm

It was a bfn for me. I have an appt with RE to discuss it tomorrow and to decide where we go from here. I am a little surprised I am taking it so hard...I just feel really depressed about the whole thing. But I know in a few days I will feel much better and hopefully we will be able to figure out the finances and try an FET.

Atleast I have a bunch of good reality tv to help keep my mind occupied!
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