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Chat thread for Charters, Revived! (Lurker comments welcome)

Charters, let's chat Smile Where are you in your cycle right now? What's going on in your life? What's good, what's bad, and what's ugly LOL

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AFM and where I'm at in my cycle, lovely AF showed her face this morning. I'm actually a bit hopeful this month that something good might happen in the ttc department this month, though... not sure why.

In my life:

The good ~ Today is a holiday, so no rushing off this morning! Plus the strong tropical storm (almost hurricane strength) that came through last night didn't cause any major damage or power outage for us Biggrin
The bad ~ AF is here, lol
The ugly ~ My DH (bwahahahaha just kidding! :ROFL:) Ok, seriously... um... I had gotten down to 10 lbs within my goal weight a few months ago, then gained 10 back and am still working on getting it back off, lol :rolleyes:)

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Hi! I'm still around.... lurking mostly. I'm sorry I fell off the face of the earth. I'm back and trying to keep the faith. Wink

In my cycle- somewhere in the 2WW. I didn't chart or do opks so I'm not sure, but I think I o'd on CD15. DH did a semen analysis and I'll get the results from that when I go to the doctor on Thursday. I'm not expecting our doctor to do much to aid our fertility, though, so I'm not really sure what to think.

In my life....

The good- I have a job teaching now. I'm kind of all over the place because I cover other teachers' preps. I really love it, though. And it's part time so I still get time with Ainsley.

The bad- I've been diagnosed with fibromyalgia which explains some of my health problems. Waiting to hear back from the doctor on some other tests as well.

The ugly- There are some pretty unfit parents we know that are pregnant and it's so frustrating. I shouldn't be a jerk and judge, but it's really hard. So I guess I'm the one being ugly. :rolleyes:

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HI Elizabeth! :wavehello: So good to see you posting again Biggrin

Congrats on the teaching job, sorry about the fibro dx but I'm glad you have some answers, at least. As for the unfit parents, it's hard, I know. "Seems" so unfair. *Hugs*

I'm hoping to get a run in this morning since I didn't yesterday. The tropical storm has passed but now it's a depression and rain is lingering around. It's supposed to be outta here sometime today, but not sure if there will be enough of a break in the rain to be able to run when I get back from taking my DD to school. Maybe I'll just run in the rain, LOL.

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Sorry...crashing the party here!

Elizabeth, it's so good to see you! I've been wondering about you.

Yay! Congrats on the teaching job....sounds like you are really enjoying it. I'm sorry about your diagnosis but I'm glad that you have an answer now and can get treatment. Please keep us posted on your other test results. ((HUGS))

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Hi Jina! You aren't crashing the party, feel free to post anytime! Biggrin

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Thanks for welcoming me back, girls. I've missed you! Jina, it was your BFP that made me come back... I saw it and thought, "there is justice in the world!" haha... I'm praying that everything goes well for you!

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Um, I am coming out of hiding as well.

I think I am about to O. Jina says so and she keeps calling things right for me. Wink

The good- My sister is coming to visit this weekend with her 3 DS and 1 DD

The bad- I was going to stay with a friend tonight but she's having DH issues and I just don't want to interfere... instead I get to drive home tonight and back tomorrow. Fun.

The ugly- there really isn't one.

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Yaaay Kim! So glad you joined us Biggrin Ugh about having to drive back and forth!

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Mary, thanks! I feel like a party crasher since I haven't temped in a few months...lol. Wink

Elizabeth, Well, I'm double glad I got a bfp, then, since it brought you back! Wink

Kim, yay for your sister coming to visit! That ought to be really fun! Biggrin

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What's everyone up to today? My Honda mini-van conked back out several times when I tried to start it again after getting gas at the gas station this morning. I revved it up a little and then it was okay after that. Wonder if I was lower on gas than I realized? LOL. Maybe it's time for a tune-up.

And while I was there, I scanned my Daily's Rewards card on the scanner to check my rewards status and won a free 32 oz. Powerade AND a free car wash! Yahoo I had been waiting for the free car wash, guess I've been a member long enough now to have finally won one Biggrin

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Hiya Mary,

Hope your van is ok. That would have worried me, I am weirdo about my cars acting funny.

WOOHOO for a free car wash. Both our cars need one. DH said the kids could do it, but I nixed it since I would have to re-do it. I wasn't feeling friendly when he brought it up.

I got off to a rough start with DH this morning and was being bitter I drove 4 hours to deal with him. Its a definite journal writing day to get it all out and hopefully start fresh.

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Thanks, Kim. It seems to be fine now, no problems with it starting when I went to pick up my DD from school. I think for the first time in my entire life I was lower on gas than I realized. No wait, 2nd time in my life. There was one time I was trying to make it somewhere on time and was pushing it with the gas gauge and the gas gauge won and I wound up on the side of the road. Thankfully a nice gentleman stopped and helped me by going to get some gas for me in a gas can. After that, I vowed never to "push it" again, but this morning I thought I had more gas than I actually did so I didn't allow enough time to stop on the way to my DD's school and had to wait until afterward. Then my phone rang just as I was driving up to the gas station so I sat there with the a/c running talking away and I bet it sucked up even more gas.

Anyway.

Sorry to hear things didn't go well with your DH this morning. Want me to come slap him upside the head for you? Blum 3

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MaryGlad to hear your van is doing better! Problems with my van freak me out.

KimHi. Smile I'm sorry about the frustrations with your DH. I hate when that happens. Nothing puts me in a more sour mood. DH and I had an argument the other night and he had to leave for a meeting so I had to put the kids to bed and go to sleep myself without resolving it. Drives me bonkers.

AFM, We are finally having nice weather. I am so excited. Smile We have green grass and flowers blooming. After the long, dreary winter it's so nice.

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Hey ladies!

This seems like a good place to come out of lurkdom. Smile I'm glad to "see" all of you again. DH and I took this month off to get our heads back together and to decide what we really wanted to do from here. We are going on our own for the next 2 months, then IVF in August.

The good - I've been working on dropping a few pounds before we do IVF. So far down 27lbs!

The bad - Day one of AF...and she's kicking my butt already.

The ugly - The dinner I left cooking in my crockpot for tonight. Was trying for pulled BBQ chicken. Came home to chicken-shaped hockey pucks cajun-style. Wink Translation - blackened. *sigh* Mushroom ravioli it is!

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Jean- It's so good to hear from you! I've really missed you girls. I can't believe what you've been through the past few months. I hope the next couple months are nice and peaceful before you gear up for IVF. Keeping my fingers crossed.

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Mary, sorry about your van/gas trouble....I hate when that happens! I ran out of gas just once in my life and it was when I was 14 and snuck out. Oops....boy, I was in TROUBLE. So, now I just fill up my tank as soon as it gets down to quarter tank...lol. Woohoo for a free powerade and car wash!!! Biggrin

Kim, I'm sorry about the rough start with DH. I hope all is okay now. It looks like you O'd and your BD timing is perfect and I hope your temp stays up. Fingers and toes crossed for you!!

Elizabeth, yay for nice weather! I LOVE spring time! Biggrin

Jean, Good luck with IVF! It is an intense yet exciting journey! Are you doing PGD? Yay for 27 lb. loss! Yahoo

AFM, I'm freaking hungry...what's for breakfast everyone?

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Jean!!! :bigarmhug: So good to "see" you. So sorry about your CP in April :bigarmhug: Best wishes to you for IVF success, or even 'natural' success before then! I laughed at your hockey pucks description. I'm sure it wasn't funny when you found them, though! How frustrating. What's mushroom ravioli? Is that canned ravioli with cream of mushroom soup added in? I've never tried that, sounds interesting Smile

Elizabeth ~ yay for nicer weather!

Jina ~ I had a strawberry pop tart for breakfast, lol. At least it was the low fat, whole grain kind. Then for a mid-morning snack I had 1/2 banana and a cup of milk. What did you wind up having?

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Elizabeth - Hi to you too! I've missed chatting with everybody around here. I've been lurking now and then, but mostly just needed to really get my mind away from things for a bit. It's definitely been a challenging year, but I'm in a better place with things now.

Jina - It's been such a good month on the IVF board, I'm hoping it's catching. Biggrin After some very extensive discussion, DH and I decided we are NOT going to do the PGD. We've been really uncomfortable with that much "intervention" ever since we had to sign pages and pages of paperwork saying that we understood all the bad things that could happen. :eek: But, we figured it was worth it so that we could finally get some answers. Then there have a been a few studies recently talking about some potential issues with ICSI and birth defects....at that point our brains just started spinning completely!!!! Our clinic will not do PGD without ICSI and we just keep wondering if we're potentially causing more problems in our attempt to solve the first one. We talked about it many times, and I prayed about it a whole lot. In the end, we decided just regular IVF without any other "tampering", and I feel MUCH more comfortable with that decision. So, on we go.

BTW- Apple Cinnamon cereal bar and a pineapple greek yogurt for breakfast for me.

Mary - Yeah, I wasn't too thrilled about my chicken catastrophe yesterday, but it's much more amusing now. Smile The mushroom ravioli I use I get from BJ's in their refrigerated pasta area. Organic...can't remember the brand, mushroom filling in a regular pasta shell. We keep some frozen all the time for a quick dinner. I just boil them up, add a little olive oil, salt, pepper, italian seasoning and some grated parmesan over them. Yummy, quick dinner that makes DH happy. (Oh, a salad on the side, too!)

Hi Kim! I hope your day went more smoothly today.

AFM - Pretty good day today. The school year is starting to wind down, which is nice. Tonight I was really good...roasted some zucchini and summer squash slices in the oven with some lemon pepper seasoning, made up a little sauce with a little olive oil, lemon juice, s & p, onion and garlic...then mixed it all up with some egg noodles! Nice big pile of food with not too many calories. Smile And strawberries for dessert, after my walk. It's so much easier (and cheaper) to eat healthy up here at this time of the year!

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Jean - your food sounds yummy!

I went and cleaned for my MIL today and she also needed me to help her move a dresser from one room to another. So we got everything ready, got ready to move it, and it wouldn't budge. Looked behind it, and it was anchored to the wall! :rolleyes: Called DH, and he stopped on his way home to remove the anchor and help us move it.

We had a pretty bad thunderstorm come through, too, but thankfully it didn't last long, though the rain did last awhile. After the tropical storm, and the thunderstorm today, I think we should be pretty well caught up on our rain deficit Smile

Dinner for us tonight was beef stew and biscuits. YUM.

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Mary, mmmm...pop tarts! I haven't had one in years! Yum! lol I ended up eating a turkey and cheddar melt. :rolleyes: Sounds like you guys have been getting a lot of rain. Hopefully you won't have as many wildfires this summer. Mmm...beef stew sounds really good. We had sushi last night and I'm sure I've gained a few lbs from all the sodium. That's okay....I've actually lost 3 lbs since I found out. Weird.

Jean, I understand. I had the same fears but in the end we decided to do it and I'm actually really glad that we did. The results were definitely shocking and unexpected. If you're interested in my experience with pgd, I'd be more than happy to share. Anyway, I wish the best of luck with your ivf journey and hope to see a sticky bfp in the near future! Biggrin

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Morning ladies Smile A bit more rain around this morning, made for a nice 3-mile run since I didn't get up early to go before my DD went to school (again :rolleyes:). Either I had a better run because it wasn't as hot due to the clouds and light rain, or... maybe I'm finally getting stronger?

Monday my training plan has me running my very first 4-mile run. I'm not too sure I'll be able to run the entire 4 miles without stopping, but it's okay, as long as I'm putting in the effort, that's what counts.

Jina - That is weird that you lost 3 lbs, maybe it's just because your metabolism speeds up when you're pg. How are you feeling today?

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Hey ladies!

Mary - I vote for you being stronger! I'm hoping to eventually get to being able to run. For right now I'm working up to walking for serious periods of time. I'm so impressed with what you've accomplished running! Smile

Jina - I would love to hear your experience with PGD! Feel free to PM me if you want. Did you have to do ICSI with your PGD? I think if it was just the screening, we'd do it. Especially since they do day 5 screening instead of day 3. But 2 sets of manipulations, each with it's own risk, just scares us. We'll see. If we aren't successful we might reconsider it, but I just don't know right now.

AFM - Fairly quiet day at school. The only concert I have left is my jazz band, and that one is fun to prepare for and to perform. 2 weeks left!!!! I can't wait for vacation!

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Hi girls! I haven't been able to log in because my computer kept showing this website as a bunch of random letters and numbers :confused:

All of your food sounds amazing! We just had homemade pizza. It was delicious. We have this special pizza we make with a barbecue ranch sauce, granny smith apples, bacon, green onions, and cheddar cheese. It's soooo good!

So I went to the doctor yesterday and got some not so great news. I have scoliosis, lordosis and arthritis in my lumbar spine and SI joints. Waiting to go get an MRI and go to the spine clinic in Vancouver. DH's SA came back completely normal, but my Dr. won't move forward with any other tests since I'm having so many problems with my spine. I'll probably have to have surgery on my neck and lower back.

But, we've decided to go ahead with TTC and if I get pregnant, I'll wait until after the baby's born to move forward with the surgeries. I figure the arthritis will only get worse so the sooner I'm done having kids the better.

So, that's me in a nutshell. Smile I think that's the bad news I have for now so I'll quit being a negative Nancy. Smile

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Elizabeth - That pizza sounds really yummy! OUCH on your back issues!!!! Sad My sister has had chronic issues with her back like that. She had surgery in 2003 (I think) and it was a lot better for a long time. I hope they can get you sorted out quickly.

AFM it's a lovely Saturday here. I stayed up late last night flipping between all the sports channels and just enjoying the great night for my beloved Mets and Johan Santana's no-hitter! Happy baseball fan here! We've just been doing our usual Saturday things today. Nothing exciting, but that can be good too. Wink

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Jean - thanks, I hope you're right that I'm getting stronger. I was in a Jazz band in high school, played the trumpet. So much fun! Glad you enjoyed your Saturday.

Elizabeth - Yikes about the back issues! I'll be sending up a prayer for you. :bigarmhug: Glad DH's SA came back normal, that's one less thing to worry about.

AFM, fun day here! Met up with my brother at the beach and my DD played with her 3-yr old cousin, then they had to leave and my DD and I "swam" in the tidal pool that had formed on the beach. I had put on sunscreen (the spray kind) but apparently forgot to do my back because I wound up with a nice sunburn there. Good one, Mary :rolleyes: Then we went to Chili's for dinner. I had a gift card so we used it tonight. Smile

Oh, and for those who didn't see it on my post elsewhere on p.org, we got new kittens yesterday! Two little sweeties, 7 weeks old. :cloud9:

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Mary- EEE!! Those kittens are so cute! I just want to squeeze them (in a gentle way, of course). Sounds like you had a fun day with DD. Smile

I had a pretty good weekend. We drove to the nearest city on Saturday- went to Costco and then I went to a new store and actually bought some clothes for myself. It was great! Then yesterday we had a barbecue at our church and everyone stayed until 7 at night talking, eating and playing baseball. But, now I'm behind on my prep work and I have a huuuuge pile of laundry!

ETA- I just heard from the MRI department in Alberta I have to go to. They booked my appointment for October 17th. Sad I can barely move. It's going to be a long summer.

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Elizabeth- thanks for commiserating about DHs. Things are definitely getting better, I think we were both cranky. Hey, I was having log in issues as well. I had to delete my history and all my cookies, etc and I can finally get back on. Sorry to hear about your diagnosis… I really hope that the TTC on your own will be successful.

Jean- what happened with your dinner? The mushroom ravioli sounds delicious.

Jina- I so didn’t O according to FF. And now my tests have gotten darker again. I will post a pic for you. I am just bummed now because our timing was good before and now… not so much. This month is it for us… DH has pulled the plug.

Mary- all your talk (and Jean’s) about food has me starving! Loving the pic of the kitties! Did you run today? The 4miles? I am thinking of you. I am planning on getting in a run tonight.

AFM- I think I am o’ing now. Looks like last week, it was a fluke? I don’t know. I sure wish we had O’ed last week as the BD timing was better, but maybe things aren’t meant to be. Take a look below and please give me your thoughts...

Here was last weeks positive... (ok, well I thought it was)

Then just now:

I started a juicing fast yesterday. All fruits and veggies for the next 6 days is my goal. I will try not to babble on about it.

Had a great weekend with my kiddos. My sister, niece, and nephews were up visiting and that was actually horrible… but I will write about that in my journal. I do think that it may be better for me not to be around people who are ungrateful for their kids because I get very upset.

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Mary, adorable kitten!!! Biggrin How have you been? I haven't seen you around a whole lot. I hope you are well! I'm glad you had fun at the beach! You're so lucky that you live so close to one!

Jean, I sent you a PM. Smile

Elizabeth, wow, I'm so sorry about your back! I'm sorry you have to wait a few months for your MRI. Is there a cancellation list you can get on? I hope you're not in constant pain....can you take anything? I'm glad your DH's SA came back normal. I don't think you're being a negative Nancy at all. I'm praying for a sticky bfp for you!!

Kim, Sorry about the confusing cycle. With eiter O date, your timing is great! I'm sorry that your DH is pulling the plug....is he open to jlih? ((hugs))

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Elizabeth - sounds like you had a very nice weekend Smile Sorry about the MRI not being until October! You poor thing. That is a long wait. Any way you could call and beg with tears for a sooner date? lol.

Kim - The second opk definitely looks positive, whereas the first one is questionable. Glad you had good timing either way! No worries about babbling about the juicing. I'd love to hear about it. Sorry about the 'ungrateful' parents, that must be so tough to deal with. Good thing you don't have to be around them.

Jina - I'm doing okay, just been busy lately. How are you feeling? Are you still trying to do 'mostly' Paleo?

AFM, I ran 4 miles for the first time yesterday, and it went well. Much better than I expected! I ran at a slower pace, but I didn't care, as long as I completed it without stopping! It felt really good that I was able to do it Smile

Today was Hannah's Pre-K graduation party. At one point they took them to where the bouncy houses were set up, and I was so proud of her when she decided to finally overcome her phobia of bouncy houses and actually go in one to play! She's always been afraid of them up to today.

Tomorrow is the actual graduation. She'll be performing on stage with her class, singing songs about leaving preschool and heading for kindergarten. I'd better bring a box of tissues with me. lol.

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Elizabeth - That STINKS that you have to wait that long for your MRI. Sad I hope that you can somehow get some relief between now and then. :bigarmhug:

Kim - Those are some pretty OPKs! I hope that you caught that eggie! Sorry your visit with your sister's family was less than wonderful. I can't stand being around people who don't appreciate their children, either.

Jina - Got your PM. Thanks so much for sharing your experience! Definitely something for us to think about in our considerations.

Mary - Love your pic with the cutie kitties! Smile I hope Hannah's graduation was a lot of fun! I'm sure your needed those kleenex, but it's a wonderful thing to see her growing up and on to the next adventure. And yay for her overcoming a phobia and having a good time!

AFM - 7 days left and so much to do. At least I can see the end of the tunnel! My 2nd attempt at BBQ Pulled chicken in my crock pot was MUCH more successful this evening! Yummy, with extras to freeze...and got the DH seal of approval. Smile I'm feeling a little off tonight...kind of all day actually. I'm not sure if I'm getting a bug, or if I've just gotten dehydrated from doing a lot more exercise than I had been. It really hasn't been that hot, but I'm finding I"m drinking a lot of water tonight, so that probably is it.

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Thanks, Jean Smile Sorry you were feeling off today. I feel off every day, hahahaha j/k. Glad the BBQ chicken turned out good this time!

Hannah's graduation went great, it was a lot of fun and so cute Biggrin I'll try to share pics tomorrow.

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Anyone still around to chat? Gets kinda slow around here when summer draws near Smile

Looks like I am definitely o'ing today, and we have at least a chance this month. I can always tell when I'm o'ing now... for some reason I now get SUPER bloated and crampy the day that I'm o'ing. Today it was especially bad, I actually had to take ibuprofen. They're not like AF cramps--different somehow, not sure how to explain it. Maybe it just feels like cramps but it's really just from all the air in there? Haha. I just wish I knew why it feels like my abdomen is going to explode just because I'm ovulating! Lol (Sorry, that was probably TMI :rolleyes:) At least it only lasts for several hours and then goes away and doesn't come back until the next month.

I don't know why I even bother to chart anymore, since I KNOW when I'm ovulating, without a doubt. LOL.

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Gonna keep trying...

What are everyone's Summer plans for this week?

I'm planning to make at least one trip to the beach, if not two, and a trip to a nearby historical town that my DD is showing an interesting in sightseeing in. Should be fun Smile

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Hi Mary! Your week sounds like fun! We just had our last day of school yesterday. Our city's pool just opened and is having their big opening party today. Next week I'll be finishing up school stuff and my Ainsley's birthday is Tuesday! We're having a barbecue for her. I'll share pictures next week. Smile

Oh and the big news... My MRI was moved up! By three months! My doctor was so surprised because he's requested earlier appointments for urgent cases before and they've always denied him. I'm so excited!

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Elizabeth! Hi Smile Sounds like you'll be having a fun week, too. Can't wait to see the pics. I'll try to share pics, too, if I have time. I still haven't shared the other ones I promised :rolleyes:

I saw on the TTCAL board where you said your MRI got moved up! :woohoo:

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Yes! I'm so excited about my MRI. Smile I never thought I'd say that.... lol

Has anyone heard from Jina? I'm so worried about her.

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I'm worried about Jina, too. :bluesad: Someone else on p.org said on FB that she received an email back from her, but she wouldn't say how she was doing. She was supposed to have a 2nd u/s, but no-one (that I know of) has heard anything about it. I hope she will post soon to let us know how she's doing.

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Hi Mary and Elizabeth,

Mary - Sounds like you have some fun plans for the week. I hope "Debbie" isn't messing with you too much. I know my sisters have been getting tons of rain!

Elizabeth - I hope the birthday bbq goes great! I can't wait to see the pictures! Smile Hurray for school being out! Yahoo Me too! And SO exciting that your MRI was moved up so for. That is wonderful!

Jina - If you're lurking out there, we're all thinking of you and sending good thoughts. :bigarmhug:

AFM - A fairly busy week here. On Thursday my sis, bil and nephew are coming up from Fla for a week. They are staying with my mom, but I'm the pick up at the airport. I can't wait to see my nephew...I haven't seen him in person since last August! My sister also has a 2nd interview for a job while she's up here. They really want to come back north, so we're hoping she gets it!

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Hi Jean! Tropical Storm Debbie has been sending rain our way, it's been raining off and on all day today. We're hoping she does track away from us and not toward us. Hope your sister does get the job so they can move back closer to you!

And Jina, if you are reading this, I agree with what Jean said, I didn't think about the fact that you might be lurking.... if you are, we miss you so much and really hope everything is okay. I've been thinking about you often and praying. :bigarmhug:

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"FLSunshineMom" wrote:

And Jina, if you are reading this, I agree with what Jean said, I didn't think about the fact that you might be lurking.... if you are, we miss you so much and really hope everything is okay. I've been thinking about you often and praying. :bigarmhug:

This. Jina, I think of you every day and pray for you. :bighug:

Jean: I hope you have a great visit with your family! I'm keeping my fingers crossed for your sister. I miss having family nearby.

Mary: how'd you manage with the tropical storm? I saw it spawned sone tornadoes.

AFM: first day of summer vacation! Yay! But my chart is weird this cycle... I'm not ovulating. Over the past few months (when I wasn't temping) I had the suspicion that I wasn't ovulating. The weird thing is on CD15, when I normally O, I had awful cramping that I thought was O pains. I was doubled over from them. It was like that last month, too.

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Elizabeth, we've just had a lot of rain from it so far. Yay for summer vacation! I'm enjoying it myself, no having to rush out the door early in the morning Smile Sorry about your weird cycle, that is strange that you had o cramps like you were o'ing, but didn't have sustained higher temps. Do you think your temps could be reading lower for some other reason?

Re: ttc, I'm out this month, my temp went back down this morning and I started heavy spotting.

In more exciting news, I just started my own business! I'll be selling purses, wallets, organizational totes, thermal totes, etc., in fashionable designs/colors. I'm a purse-a-holic, so this is perfect for me Smile

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Boo being out for this month. We're actually on hold right now because of the back issues but it kills me! I just keep thinking "what if this would have been our month?" I know you girls understand. Smile

Oh and your purse business sounds awesome! I have an affinity to bags myself. I haven't really purchased any in a while, though. There isn't a very good selection up here.

AFM: I haven't had anything really change to make me have a lower temperature. The room temperature has stayed the same. IDK. I did have a ton of EWCM earlier today which is so strange- I hardly ever get any EWCM. And my "ton" is probably a tiny bit compared to most people... but maybe it means something. Smile Not that I can act on it. But at least if I O late I won't have AF when I drive to Montana to visit my parents. So, that's a mark in the win column. Smile

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Hi ladies!

Mary - I'm sorry that you are out this month. Me too, although I'm not surprised. CD 1 here. Blum 3 I'm glad the storm hasn't been too bad for you. My sis and bil have no power at the moment, but otherwise are doing ok. But the weather may mess with their flights for getting up here later in the week! My baby sis was supposed to be staying with a bunch of her college girlfriends at a condo on Anna Maria Island this week...definitely a bummer on that one, too Sad . "Debbie" is a real pain! Congrats on the new business! That sounds awesome! I love all that kind of stuff...I have way too many bags, but I can never resist!

Elizabeth - I know exactly what you mean...every month you have to skip, you wonder if that was the perfect egg. Odd that you aren't ovulating, but getting such terrible O pains. Not fair, either! :BOO!: Not having AF for the drive to Montana would definitely be good. How long of a drive is that for you?

AFM - Like I said, CD 1. Talked to the nurse at the RE today...b/w on day 3, then day 21. Then next day 1 we start the IVF cycle. We're still trying on our own for this last cycle...we should be in the Bahamas on vacation when O comes, so "trying" shouldn't be an issue. Wink Otherwise, a quiet day here. We had wicked thunderstorms this morning that traumatized our poor, skittish greyhound. Sad But, it is SO much cooler now! I made BBQ chicken and zucchini on the grill tonight. Yum! Not exciting, but I'll take it!

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Jean! Yay for starting IVF next cycle! I can't imagine how nervewracking and intense that must be. I'll definitely be keeping my fingers crossed for you. Smile I was wondering if the weather was going to hinder your family's trip. Hopefully it doesn't dampen their travelling plans at all. And ooh Bahamas! Sounds lovely. I hope you have an awesome vacation!

AFM: Our drive is about 17 hours. It's not horrible, but so long. I was worried because we are going camping in Glacier Nat'l Park for a few days while I'm there and I definitely didn't want AF then! Wink I'm looking forward to seeing Mom and Dad, but I need to get through Ainsley's birthday and our school's graduation ceremonies first.

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Elizabeth - I know what you mean, I don't like having AF on long trips, either, especially if camping is involved. So yay for o'ing later!

Jean - I can feel AF coming on here, too, so it will be CD 1 very shortly for me, too. How exciting about starting an IVF cycle! Though I actually hope you guys can do it on your own during your trip to the Bahamas so you don't even have to mess with the whole IVF thing. Ooooo that trip sounds so nice. Hope it will be loads of fun! LOL @ your poor Greyhound. I used to have a Whippet and he was like that, too. Glad you made it through the storms okay. Sorry the weather in FL is messing up your sister's plans. It seems to be improving here, at least for now. The sun is shining and no rain so far today. I'm sure there's more to come, though. Debby is a slow mover and will be slowly tracking toward us and then over us and won't arrive until Sat.

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Elizabeth - That is quite a drive! Camping sounds awesome...especially without the witch along for the trip! Wink HAPPY BIRTHDAY AINSLEY!!!!

Mary - Sorry to hear that AF is on her way. Sad My mom has a Whippet mix that is also exactly the same way with storms (and fireworks!) Just seems to go with the territory I guess. I'm really hoping we manage to get it on our own on our trip (and have it be sticky!) But, I'm not holding my breath on it, and am just going to go and have a wonderful time. I've been stressing the whole IVF thing...I really didn't want to do it. But, I'm feeling more at peace with it at this point. Talked with the nurse and the fertility pharmacy folks today to get things ordered. Yikes!

That Debbie is a real pest down there! I know you need the rain, but not by the foot!! :eek: We're still waiting to see what happens with the travel plans. The Skyway bridge over Tampa Bay has been closed for a few days, which has made my sister's commute to work really difficult. Time for Debbie to "do" somewhere else! Biggrin

Otherwise, quite day here. Breezy and comfy. Grilled again tonight. Nothing else exciting...which can be a nice thing!

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Sorry I haven't been around! Just been so busy, and things have been crazy. Debby may have only give us rain, but she snagged us a few days after she was gone--all the rain softened up a tree in our yard and it fell... on my VAN!!!! Long story short, it totaled it, and the insurance paid for it. THANK THE DEAR LORD we weren't IN the van when it fell (it fell right over my DD's car seat) and there was glass EVERYWHERE. We are now in the process of looking for another vehicle, and in the meantime, I'm still trying to work my business! So thankful my MIL has been letting me borrow her van, and sometimes I'll borrow my DH's truck, but his a/c is broken so I try to avoid that when I can, lol.

How is everyone? What's the latest and greatest?

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Hi Mary! I wrote a whole really long post the other day but accidentally deleted it so I gave up... Lol

Ohmygoodness! I can't believe that about the van! I'm so glad that it's being covered and no one got hurt!

Things have taken a huge nosedive for me. I went to Montanato visit my folks and my back completely fell apart. The first few days I was okay, but by the Fourth of July I could not sit, stand, or walk. I called DH to come get me so I could make it back to Canada but I was too bad off to travel. So two days in the hospital and by the grace of God we made it home today. I have my MRI on Thursday and hopefully the wait won't be too long to see the surgeon. The doctor I saw said the type of pain I'm having now is usually a sign that I don't have much time left before permanent damage occurs. So now I'm on steroids, Valium, and Percocet, but will probably head to our hospital tomorrow since the docs in America just gave me enough meds to make it home.

Also, I guess this officially takes me out of the TTC Circuit for a while but I hope you don't mind me sticking around. My last two cycles were annovulatory, so I think I have some decent ammo to get tested for PCOS now. I'm hoping if that's the case I can start metformin or whatever so when this back issue is taken care of I can TTC right away.

Anywho, that's all I can handle to type right now. Miss you girls! I've been meaning to say how much this board means to me right now. I know there's only a few of us, but I don't feel like I fit in anywhere else. Okay.... Yawn.... Gotta go sleep!

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Oh Elizabeth! I am so sorry about your back! I will definitely be praying for you :bigarmhug: :comfort: :giveflower:

Do you have a laptop you can type on while lying down, or at least an IPhone? I hope they can get your back taken care of pronto! I don't mind at all if you post here, I will try my best to check in more often since I know you're wanting to chat here. I don't really feel like I fit in anywhere much anymore either--even though we aren't preventing, we sure aren't "trying" anymore either, iykwim.

We haven't found another vehicle yet, we haven't had much time to look. We did find something on Craigslist and got in touch with the owner, but it's in another state and we'd have to pay over $200 for the title transfer. She said she would come down on the price, so if we can't find anything else, we might get that one.

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Thanks for the prayers! Luckily I have a laptop, iphone and ipad to use to communicate with people. Smile Just with all the medication I'm on my energy reserves and concentration levels are kind of low.

Thanks for sticking around here for me. Smile Yeah, I technically haven't been trying 2+ years yet (only been 19 months) but the 0-24 months board feels like a revolving door. A lot of "oh no, it's been two cycles and I haven't gotten pregnant yet!" :rolleyes: I'm not up for that! Smile

Anyway, I am lying here in bed feeling completely helpless. lots of people are helping- taking the kids, cooking dinner, etc. I'm usually the one constantly giving help so I'm having a hard time adjusting. Oh, and it's finally hot here! Yesterday it got up to 96! And I can't enjoy it! I know it's way hotter than that everywhere else but we are not used to it. And I'm in an upstairs room with a little fan lying in bed.... I'm just a big pile of sweat! haha... eeew...

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