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Re: Makin' "something" out of Nothin' :-)

Postby Sunshine1576 » Thu Dec 09, 2010 1:01 am

Kynlee thank you for giving me the "gift" idea, I have the santa outfit, it's red velvet trimmed in white fur. Along with the red fish-net stockings all I need is the santa hat, and this outfit will be complete! But, it's all about being creative.. Run a nice bubble bath and bathe him, then towel dry him and give him the best massage...play some music in the background, light those candles and drape those lamps with some sheer lingerie. Create a little dessert tray with all the favorite things along with a little wine. Maybe even a plate of cookies for Santa! lol
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Re: Makin' "something" out of Nothin' :-)

Postby Sunshine1576 » Thu Dec 09, 2010 1:07 am

Today was a tough day at work...One of my favorite clients came in... It brought back the day I ran into him and his wife at the obgyn clinic last April when we were having our 9 wk ultrasound done. Well they brought in their newborn in and it was so bittersweet for me to see that bundle of joy. He was sooo adorable in his new Old Navy fur coat with "bear ears".
Everyone knew I was about to breakdown and one of the guys made a trip to Starbucks to pep me up a little. Thankfully it was toward the end of the day when all this happened...I was an emotional wreck on the way home and called my brother who made things a little better. I know it's tough, but I've got to be strong to come home this year and meet my newest nephew.
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1 natural pg- m/c at 7 wks
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FET cycle 2/25/2013
Beta: 95, 390, 1361
3/27 HR 140
4/10 HR 184
4/17 Released from RE
6/21 Found out we are having a BOY!
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Re: Makin' "something" out of Nothin' :-)

Postby kynlee » Thu Dec 09, 2010 1:13 am

Sunshine- See you can always make a great gift with things from home, its the simple gifts that are the most appreciated :) I like the dessert plate Idea so I will steal that one from you :) Oh so sorry you had to have a emotional day, it must have been hard... I am sure once you meet your nephew it will be joy to your heart and will remind you of why you are on this journey ready to make your own :) Im always here when you need to vent :)
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Re: Makin' "something" out of Nothin' :-)

Postby Sunshine1576 » Thu Dec 09, 2010 2:22 am

Kynlee, you are so right meeting my newest nephew will bring much joy to me and the entire family. Most of us haven't met him yet, so it is going to be a special Christmas this year. I know in the long run, I wouldn't forgive myself if we didn't come home, but doesn't mean I won't try to take home my own nephew with me. lol Wish we lived closer and we could see them all more often, but I do know spoiling those nieces and nephews will be THE greatest gift! :D
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FET cycle 2/25/2013
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4/10 HR 184
4/17 Released from RE
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Re: Makin' "something" out of Nothin' :-)

Postby Sunshine1576 » Thu Dec 09, 2010 2:27 am

My next door neighbors little girl (9), Belles came over tonight and we got a jump start on painting those ornaments. She is a breath of fresh air and tonight my dh could hear us laughing in the next room... You know after the day I had, she made my night brighter. Plus my other neighbor brought over an extra table for the Christmas party. We really are blessed with good neighbors! Speaking of that, :D I better go and wrap up all the little details and get a grocery list made for last second stuff. Let's Bring on the Christmas Cheer! :D
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(2010-2012) 4 IUIs, 2 IVFs
FET cycle 2/25/2013
Beta: 95, 390, 1361
3/27 HR 140
4/10 HR 184
4/17 Released from RE
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Re: Makin' "something" out of Nothin' :-)

Postby kynlee » Thu Dec 09, 2010 11:37 am

Sunshine- Glad you had a good night starting your ornaments , I am doing mine tomorrow night with the nieces and nephews :)
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Re: Makin' "something" out of Nothin' :-)

Postby Sunshine1576 » Fri Dec 10, 2010 1:25 am

Kynlee, did you find the recipe you needed to make the ornaments? Hope so, I gotta get busy around the house and get some baking started tonight. My neighbor next door is bringing over the apple cider. We really should have a recipe-exchange for holiday cookies on here! Wish you all lived closer, but pm your mailing address if you'd like to receive a holiday card! :D
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FET cycle 2/25/2013
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4/10 HR 184
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Re: Makin' "something" out of Nothin' :-)

Postby kynlee » Sat Dec 11, 2010 6:24 am

Sunshine- I found the recipe and the ornaments came out GReat... The kids had a blast.. :) That would be cool, I am always looking for new recipes.... :)
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Re: Makin' "something" out of Nothin' :-)

Postby Sunshine1576 » Sun Dec 12, 2010 11:07 pm

Venting today...Wondering what to do with this situation. Our Sunday School is somewhat clickish (msp), most of them probably graduated high school together or been friends since childhood. We moved down here 2 years ago, so we are still trying to get to know everybody in our class. One of the girls, I'll call her Kris I know pretty well since her husband works with me and I know the fertility struggles they've had...They've been ttc for almost two years, with 3 IUIs and then she lost 54 pounds last Spring. Her doctor suggested for her to lose weight and at first she took it personal and was offended. It wasn't until she changed doctors that she decided to ask what he thought and suggested it couldn't hurt try losing weight. So after she lost the weight (not to mention looked great), they try another IUI and now they are 6 months pregnant. With that said, I've never felt envious before since I know the struggles they have undergone. However, today I felt like knocking out her friend, Nan in front of the whole class for the comment she said to all of us. "I know our prayers have made the difference in Kris and Todd's life-- with the greatest blessing of Kris now being pregnant!" You could tell that Kris was so embarrassed, while I was in shock that she could say something so personal and so insensitive in front of the whole class. I took it to heart and was crying on the way home while dh was just furious.

Nan knows that we were pregnant last Spring and had a D&C before the first trimester ended. Yet I even brought in a baby gift just weeks after the whole thing happened and wrote a little note telling her I was sorry I missed her shower, but she understood that we were still grieving over our miscarriage. She knew, but like some don't think before they speak and now I'm debating on whether I should say something to her or just drop the whole thing? Never told her about the IVF attempt since dh wanted to keep everything else private, but wonder if I should so she might understand how I'm now feeling.

I know someday if we ever have kids we are not going to be the ones with a stupid soccor bumper sticker on the back of our SUV. Heck we probably won't even buy an SUV for that matter. I understand the difficulty it has been and the last thing I would want is to make someone feel the way we sometimes do. Sometimes I want to go up behind there and rip off that stupid sticker. Seriously, last week I saw a sign in someone's yard that said "Proud parents of an honor student lives here." REally?!!!

Besides the parents that already live there, tell me WHO really cares about that crap anyway?
All of this almost feels like a slap in the face! Society in itself can be cruel...But I keep telling myself it's not what happens that matters in life, it's all about HOW we react back! We are not quiters, we are fighters, and together we will ONLY get stronger!

Sunshine~
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FET cycle 2/25/2013
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Re: Makin' "something" out of Nothin' :-)

Postby Sunshine1576 » Mon Dec 13, 2010 1:23 am

In a much better mood now after getting all that drama out! Sometimes, you feel punished when you don't tell others exactly what all you're going through. We need their prayers and support more than ever, AND you want to tell them, but I have to respect my husband's wish to get things low key around our little group at church. Don't know why it would even matter myself, I would be the first to tell them this is all my fault.

kynlee wrote:Sunshine- I found the recipe and the ornaments came out GReat... The kids had a blast.. :) That would be cool, I am always looking for new recipes.... :)

On a happier note, (because chocolate cures everything) :D I am thinking of making some fabulous cookies, thought I'd share a recipe here tonight!

The Best No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies :)
1/2 cup butter or 1/2 cup margarine
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup milk
4 tablespoons cocoa
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter (or chunky)
3 -3 1/2 cups dry quick-cooking oats
2 teaspoons vanilla

Directions:Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 6 mins
1 Add the first four ingredients into a 4-quart sauce pan. 2 Bring to a rolling boil and hold for 1 minute. 3 Remove from heat.
4 Stir in the next 3 ingredients and drop by tablespoons onto wax paper. 5 Let cool until set.
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(2010-2012) 4 IUIs, 2 IVFs
FET cycle 2/25/2013
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3/27 HR 140
4/10 HR 184
4/17 Released from RE
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Re: Makin' "something" out of Nothin' :-)

Postby kynlee » Mon Dec 13, 2010 1:54 am

Sunshine- I know some people just dont think before they speak, its a tough situation but sometimes its easier to drop or just say something in short to her..... Sometimes venting makes it better then saying anything too... You will pregnant before you know it... ;)

As for the cookie recipe thanks it sounds very easy I will be trying that one soon :)
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Re: Makin' "something" out of Nothin' :-)

Postby Sunshine1576 » Mon Dec 13, 2010 2:56 am

Kynlee- Keep up that PMA, it's going to take you far in life! Someday when we look back at our journey together we will have a whole new appreciation for all of this. I mean some take getting pregnant for granted and maybe that's why they make childbirth seem like an atomic bmb is going off? :lol: But the main thing I do know is what AMAZING MOMS we are going to make. How we'll cherish every moment, not even thinking twice about getting up in the middle of the night to feed, change a diaper or rock them back to sleep...making this journey all so much more worthwhile! :D
Married 13 yrs
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1 natural pg- m/c at 7 wks
(2010-2012) 4 IUIs, 2 IVFs
FET cycle 2/25/2013
Beta: 95, 390, 1361
3/27 HR 140
4/10 HR 184
4/17 Released from RE
6/21 Found out we are having a BOY!
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Re: Makin' "something" out of Nothin' :-)

Postby kynlee » Mon Dec 13, 2010 11:23 pm

Sunshine- I totally agree we will have a different appreciate with this whole Journey :) We will get through this journey together... it helps having friends through this :) I cant wait to have a baby :) By the way friends at work had a cookie swap and one of the cookies was the one you told me about, I thought that was so odd since I just got that recipe yesterday from you and boy were they good :)
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Re: Makin' "something" out of Nothin' :-)

Postby Sunshine1576 » Tue Dec 14, 2010 1:19 am

lol Kynlee, great minds think alike! Glad you like the cookies too... Today was overall a good day. Boss made it back to work after a long vacation and he was in a good mood, which made us all happy. I know this week is really going to fly by, and I still have shopping to do tomorrow night. DH just thought he was going to get out of this, but we have a $20 limit for each other. Shouldn't melt too many credit cards over shopping this year since we know better things are yet to come :-)
Married 13 yrs
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1 natural pg- m/c at 7 wks
(2010-2012) 4 IUIs, 2 IVFs
FET cycle 2/25/2013
Beta: 95, 390, 1361
3/27 HR 140
4/10 HR 184
4/17 Released from RE
6/21 Found out we are having a BOY!
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Re: Makin' "something" out of Nothin' :-)

Postby kynlee » Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:05 pm

Sunshine- I still have to finish CHristmas shopping too, I have 3 more people to buy for so I am doing that Thursday nite... Friday I have to make cookies for the cookie swap and make a homemade pink vodka sauce for Sundays Cookie Swap :) I have a Busy week ahead of me... $20 limit is a good idea, your best gift will be in Feb :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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