Mary - good luck!!! I hope the higher ups go for it. I mean it's just MEAN if they don't!
Virginia - glad the boys are healthy and growing.
Erica - have fun with your fam for a few days!
Katie - horray for sleep! Like Virginia said, I wonder if one of your shirts or something would help...
AFM - gee I haven't posted for awhile. Jer's out of town a few days for work. He'll be back super late tonight after I'm already in bed. It'll be nice to have him back. Xander keeps asking for him, which is pretty cute. Though it also makes me realize how much slower I am these days because the only times he asks for him is when he's clearly bored with me. lol. He loves to roughhouse a little every day, and obviously I'm not big into that at the moment. I do what I can, though. My belly definitely exploded this week and I gained a few lbs all at once, so I guess baby had/is having a growth spurt! I've had a lot of round ligament pain to go with it. I posted recent belly pics, so you'll see! heh.
Virginia - That bag/carrier looks neat! It definitely helps to be as "hands-free" as possible, especially with more than one LO.
Lauren - LOL at Xander being "bored" with your slow, prego self, hahaha. Too funny.
AFM - So I talked to my boss today, and he actually seemed pretty receptive to it. He said if it was just him making the decision and a trade like that would help two people have stores closer to their homes, that it would be a no-brainer. He said it's more complicated trading between two districts (which sucks because the store in question actually used to BE in our district, but it got moved to a different one, grr). So anyway, he mentioned that it would be a problem if the other manager won't go for it, for whatever reason, or (b) if he had already promised that store to someone else in the event of an opening... So he said he would contact him for us and see what we can do. I really, really, really hope this works... GAAAHHH!!!
I hope he can talk the other boss into it, Mary! If you switched stores would you have to wait for maternity leave or would your time with the company still count?
I'm supposed to get me cheapie HPTs today. I'm looking forward to testing the HCG out of my system.
Nope, there would be no worries if I just changed stores... I'd keep all my maternity benefits, vacation time, etc. I'm really hoping it works out, because right now, it's my only hope! And it's what I really want at this moment, as I don't want to have to learn a whole new job on top of moving and everything.
However........ This is the big stress on me right now. We want to TTC!!! There's no reason why I can't... I have FMLA, they can't terminate me, but they could take that store away from me and make me drive to stores clear up in Cleveland. Soooo... I'm considering holding off, but I dunno. I think I'll let DH decide.
Good luck with the hcg... I hope it drops quickly.
Well... I guess we're JLIH this month. I'm trying not to think about it, hahha... Trying not to think about my apparent hormonal imbalance (still lactating for reasons unknown, short LP's), trying not to think about how this may affect my job if I get transferred, etc. I did start taking vitamin B6 in addition to my PNV.. I was aware that it can help lengthen LP, but also found that it may decrease prolactin also, so I figured it couldn't hurt to try it out. I'm not sure if it is related, but I did start to experience fertile signs a bit earlier this cycle, so maybe it's helping (it's supposed to shorten the estrogen-dominant phase, the WTO, and lengthen LP, so it should make sense for me to maybe O a bit sooner).
Mary - you have a lot on your plate between work and TTC GL with it all! It's hard to JLIH when you know your body!
Virginia - ((hugs)) you sound like you're doing well but it's all a lot to go through. GL with TTC and the HGC leaving etc
AFM we had a big family party at DH's parent's yesterday. It was a bit of a potty training challenge. Pee was really fine but Evan doesn't like to poop when he's not home in general (even in his diaper -- he NEVER poops at daycare) and by 8 he had to poop. He had a couple mistakes in his undies with it b/c he'd hold it until he couldn't handle it then come to us crying then we'd clean him up and sit on the potty and he'd stress all out. We got through it though and really except for 1 pee accident really late in the night before we were heading home (when he was dead dog tired and distracted) he did GREAT with pee. The poop we just need more practice with I think. All in all it was a bit of a hassle to have to bring him to the potty 100 times during the day but it went well. I was determined not to put him in a diaper and go backwards so we got through it. And today I need to CLEAN. UGH. My house is a pit. SOmeday when my dogs all head off to the dog park in the sky and I'm working full time I'm getting a maid. It's my dream, I can't wait LOL
Mary - Good luck! Can't wait to see what this cycle brings for you.
Katie - sorry he's having trouble with poops. It can be a long road with those. With Raymond we struggled for maybe 4 months and with Alex it was close to a year (but he PTed early). He will get it eventually.
AFM: The last few days haven't gone quite as smoothly as I hoped they would, but I do seem to be healing. I have an appointment Thursday to check on how things are going.
I did a really nerdy experiment this morning, but I'll post it in its own thread to avoid cluttering this one.
Mary - I hope the job works out!!! I agree, it's best not to worry about all the what-ifs... If we all waited to TTC til the absolute perfect time then none of us would ever get pregnant! haha
Katie - horray for making it all day without a diaper out of the house! Sounds like he did great! Xander was the same way with poops, I think every kid is... Then one day you'll be in the middle of Target and he'll declare "need to go poopy!" and he'll just go.
Virginia - hope the appt goes well.
AFM - gained yet another 2 lbs! WTF?! My stomach has been off, so I do think there's something going on there. I highly doubt I gained 4 lbs in just over a week, especially since my eating didn't change and I was still working out. Hopefully my body sorts it all out, because I am not cool with that big of a gain all at once!!! I'm hoping at least 2 lbs of it is bloat and will just go away in a day or so...
Sorry just coming on here to b***h about my mom, I got a cute Pixie cut, have had several compliments on it then my mom sees me and tells me "you look like a boy" I felt like telling her to F-off instead I was polite and told her I actually have gotten several compliments. My thought she needs to grow up, females can have short hair too.
Just a few fun pictures I posted on instagram, took them with my new phone, the HTC One X.
Apollo (our new pup) takes the car for a drive.
Amanda - I want to see a pic of your hair! I recently went pretty short with mine and I've had mixed reviews... The women like it, the men say it's too short, haha. My husband liked it though, so that's a plus.
AFM - Apparently, the situation with work transferring me is all resting on ONE man... And he's the one that the lady I'm trying to switch with has described as "an ***, even on his best day." Grrrrreat. However, my store manager is TOTALLY trying to help me. He said, "I WILL get it done." And he sent my bigger boss another text message about it as I stood there, and he told me, "I'll annoy the hell out of them until they get it taken care of. I can be very annoying." LOL, I love him. He's awesome. They're not happy to see me go, but they know I've been wanting this for a while and will go eventually anyway, and they know the other lady who wants to switch me, and she's great... So they're very supportive of it all, which is a big help. I can't wait to get the green light, hopefully soon!!
Mary - hope your boss gets through to them soon. How's JLIH going? do you think you've Oed?
Lauren - hope you feel better.
Amanda - cute pics!
AFM: TMI, gross
I thought I was going to get away with just light bleeding, but last night I suddenly had a ton of clots and nasty cramping. The cramping kept up for an hour and a half like reverse labor. I swear they were contractions, but they got less frequent instead of more frequent. The doctor did tell me I might have a "gush" 3-4 days out, but I totally didn't realize it would be so bad! It seems to have slowed a lot, but I might give my MW a call anyway. it was pretty scary. And then I had nightmares the rest of the night. ugh.
Mary - So glad you are looking at switching stores, hope there are less crazies where you are moving.
Virginia - Sorry to hear about the heavy bleeding, hope it passes quickly.
The kids are sleeping in but I've been up for a while because the puppy was restless this morning. It's just like having a little one in some ways. He has been doing really well, he knows sit and is working on stay and house training.
Glad the puppy is doing well!
I really need to stop lurking on birth boards. I'm really leaning towards TTC as soon as my levels drop and the darn bleeding stops. Or at least JLIH, which is basically the same thing, right?
ETA: oh, lovely. Alex is technically "obese". :doh: His helth form states that his BMI is in the 99th percentile. Well, yeah. But I think it matters just a little that almost all that weight was put on in the first 6 months while he was exclusively breastfed, don't you? He's only gained 16lbs in the past 2 1/2 years! Thankfully, the doctor didn't make a big deal about it, but it's still annoying.
Virginia - I didn't realize they even classified children this young as overweight or obese! Some kids are just a little chunkier when they're young and then they grow out of it. That's probably why your doctor didn't say anything.
Also, sorry about the gush. No fun...
Amanda - sorry the puppy is restless and you're tired. Puppies are just like having a toddler around!! A naughty toddler.
Mary - I really hope this guy comes through and you're able to transfer!
AFM - Uh... Nothing going on here, I guess. haha.
When is your big u/s? You get one this time, right? I can't wait to know what you're having!
AFM more gross stuff
ugh, this cramping is getting annoying. I did talk to the MW and she said the clots and all sounded within the range of normal. I'm going to try to get my blood work done tomorrow so we'll have the results for my appointment. Then, based on the results and my symptoms I might have an u/s to see if there's anything left. Ick. I'm still having cramps and light/moderate bleeding, but with up to quarter-sized clots. Ewww. I really hope everything is out because we're supposed to go on vacation Saturday. I don't want a repeat d&c right before that, potentially delaying our departure. As it is, it's going to suck royally being on vacation at a lake and probably not being allowed to swim. :sad11:
Virginia: (sorry catching up here) so sorry that you had to go through the D&C, but glad things went well. Yikes to the heavy bleeding, sounds pretty rough. AFA Alex being obese, LMAO! I understand why the start looking at BMI but seriously they need a different system for young children. Brekke is 5% for weight & height, but 30% for BMI...? And she's tiiiiiny. So I don't know what child could possibly be in the under 10% range...
Amanda: thanks for reminding me that I do NOT want to get another puppy But GL with yours! haha And enjoy the short hair, I'd love to do a pixie cut but my DH would fall over dead. Maybe someday...
Lauren: Sorry about the sudden weight gain. With my 2nd pregnancy, my weight stayed down until the 2nd trimester and then I exploded. My 3rd mellowed waaaaay out so don't worry...as long as your not doing anything crazy with your diet (did buying a Krispy Kreme donut almost every day count as crazy? Didn't think so...) I'm sure your body will even out in the long run.
Mary: crossing my fingers for you! Hope the B6 helps you...I had major LP problems when TTC #2 and it *seemed* to help me.
Katie: sorry Evan is having issues with pooping. We had the exact opposite problem! Hopefully he'll decide it's better to let it out when you're out than hold it in soon.
AFM: Brekke had her first day of preschool today! At her school, they help them out of your car and into their classrooms (sort of a bizarre system but they said it works much smoother) and I was shocked that she got out with zero crying or whining. And when I picked her up, she was super excited to tell me about her day. Pretty fun stuff! Dane & I didn't know what to do with ourselves all morning, but I will admit it was nice running errands with just one kid In other news, I'm somewhere in the 2ww (not tracking my cycles but can generally tell when I ovulate). Our timing was good so we'll see. Honestly, if AF doesn't show until after this weekend, I'll just be happy that I'm not having LP issues this time. If she shows before Sunday, I'll probably temp next cycle just to see what's going on.
Virginia - Your comments remind me a lot of what I went through with the natural m/c. I had DEFINITE contractions, just like labor. Not as intense as full-blown labor, but still pretty darn painful. I'd had vicodin leftover that they had given me after I gave birth to Sean, and I swear that I took more of it during the m/c than I took in the post-partum period with a ripped apart vag. It was painful, and the feeling of passing the clots was REALLY disturbing to me. That was the part of the whole thing that was the most emotionally traumatizing to me... I hated feeling it come out. Blech. Sorry to get all TMI, but your experience sounded so similar. I thought you got to skip past all that with a D&C, but apparently not. I hope it stops for you sooner rather than later. For me, the passing of clots went on for 3 days before it was just bleeding like a heavy period.
Ashley - Good luck with the 2ww!! I'm not sure where I am right now. I think this is CD16, and I haven't had any EWCM, but today I had little pains that felt like my o-pains, so who knows. I'm glad the start of preschool went okay! I've been a little sad that I didn't send Sean, but we just have too much up in the air with possibly moving soon, so I didn't want to start the year if I couldn't finish it.
AFM - So this is interesting and I don't know WHAT to do. I'm totally at a loss for what to do. I still don't know for sure if work is going to transfer me. Basically, it boils down to one guy dragging his feet. So while I'm waiting on them to figure this out, I get an email from CVS saying they have a possible opening REALLY close to where we want to live. It's super complicated because I used to work for them as an intern, then right out of graduation, I moved and took my current job with the huge competitor, lol. Gah, so now I feel like I CAN'T switch back again, but at the same time... It's so close to where we want to live and maybe immediate, not waiting around for some dude to get his crap together. So I've determined that as far as TTC goes, we're going to prevent for the rest of this cycle, but we didn't prevent on CD 12 or 14, lol, soooo... I just want to keep my options open if I do need to get a new job, ya know...? I don't want to be in a position where I'm pregnant and have no FMLA, maternity benefits are uncertain, etc... We'll see what happens.
eta: forgot my other news (non-news news)... I had called my OB's office on Friday to talk about the 7+ months of leaking after stopping BFing, and they suggested I start with the LC. So I called her today and she called me back... She told me several weeks can be normal, but 7+ months is excessive and I should call back to the OB about getting my prolactin levels checked and it sounds like I could be having a hyperactive pituitary (I've read this is commonly due to a benign tumor.. but still, eek!)... So I called back to the OB about it, but it was right before 4 when they closed, so the girl put in a message to the doc and they'll call me back once he decides what to do...
Ash - good luck in the 2WW!! I can see why getting the kiddos out of the car would make things go a lot smoother. Think of all the extra time it'd take for the parents to get out, then the kid may want a long drawn-out goodbye, etc. So I get it. But I think it might cause some kids to lose their sh!t. lol. Xander would NOT be cool with someone else taking him out of the car, at least not at first. Once he got to know them he wouldn't care, but those first weeks would be interesting. haha.
Mary - that is an interesting situation. How does the pay/benefits/etc. differ? I use CVS as my pharmacy and I really like them. Though I think I've been going there too many years because a lot of them know me and it kind of freaks me out. haha. Mainly because when I jog I go by the one pharmacists house and he's always outside, so he's always talking to me and then brings it up when I pick up my Rx and I'm like picking up something for an infection or something and it just really weirds me out. hahaha. But I do NOT want to deal with Walmart. Holy geez, have you seen the craziness of their lines? I don't care if I'd save a few bucks! AAAAHHH!!! Though I get next to no Rx's anymore now that I'm not on BCP, so I'm not in their regularly. If I were old and on 5748309327 Rx's I'd consider it just because of the $$$ savings. And our Walgreens is kind of... Crappy. I dunno, I've been in really nice ones - but ours is just kind of a dump. I hate going in there, so I pretty much avoid it unless everyplace else is out of something I need.
Uh, that got long. Sorry.
Virginia - I hope all the clotting stops asap so you can enjoy your vacation! Why wouldn't you be able to go swimming? Or is that only if you have to have a repeat d&c?
AFM - I don't know when my big u/s is yet. I have my next checkup this Friday and that's when I'll set it up. They won't do my gender scan til 24-28 weeks, so I might have a few months yet! That makes me SO mad! It's just too late! I'm hoping they can get me in right at 24 weeks. I'm trying to plan a trip up north to stay with family for a week and I want to do some baby shopping while I'm up there, but I won't go til I know the gender.
Mary - what a tough decision! I hope the guy gets his act together and you hear back soon. and GL with the prolactin test.
Lauren - I hope they can get you in soon. Why do they make you wait so long?
AFM: TMI, as usual no cramping or clots today! I just got my blood drawn, so in a few hours I should know how much my HCG has dropped. Mary, some women get away with only spotting after a d&c, but I haven't been lucky. Sometimes there can be some lining left which the body then sheds. Or, if the uterus doesn't shrink fast enough (I had two meds to help it) the blood can collect.
No swimming would be because of the risk of infection and I can't use tampons after a d&c (I think that goes for m/c too). But... I have a red bathing suit, so if I'm just spotting I'm going in. I mean, the water is super clean, so it wouldn't be worse than going in a bath.... probably better given how long it's been since I cleaned the bathroom. :doh:
ETA: just shy of 6 days out and HCG has dropped for 105,000 to 2,582! It still has a way to go, but I am so glad it's so low. And yeah, I've been off zofran for a couple days.
Virginia - Woohoo for good HCG droppage and no more clots! That has to be a bit of a relief.
AFM - The doc's office called back today and he ordered a prolactin blood test. The woman also mentioned an ultrasound of SOMETHING (lol, is it bad if I don't even know what body part? boob ultrasound? LOL... I barely have any boob left).... But that would be pending the blood test results anyway, so I guess I'll hopefully hear more on Friday.. She said they should get the results back that day.
ETA: I've determined I'm not going to O this cycle. I had watery CM at CD12 that never turned into anything, and no real signs of O since then. I'm okay with that... Too many other uncertainties in life right now to add a new pregnancy to the mix.
Mary - GL with job decisions. IMO you should do whatever is best for you. You're a good employee and you do a good job but in the end they wouldn't protect you if push came to shove so if leaving is best then do it!
Virginia - Glad the levels have come way down! I had to have meds after Rory b/c my uterus was so stretched out it wasn't going back on its own they created some CRAZY cramps.
Amanda - hope the pup is doing well!
Work continues to make me rather miserable. I was kind of hoping I'd hear from one of the jobs I sent my resume to. I just sent it Monday night so I mean there's time...but patience isn't my strength. There's a guy at work who is just absolutely impossible to deal with and having to work with him is making me feel like a crazy person. I'm just feeling spent from everything regarding work. Maybe I'll get a call tomorrow....a girl can dream!
Katie - You sound like me with your work situation, hahah. Mine is for a different reason, not a particular person driving me nuts... But I want to move and I want a solution NOW. Just this week, some crazy *** has been shooting people's cars with a freaking shotgun as they drive down my street! One was about a half mile away, the other was at this intersection RIGHT BY MY HOUSE. That, plus watching a severely intoxicated man be arrested right up against the outside of my fence this past weekend... I must get out of here. I don't want to raise my babies here with all this craziness. DH and I desperately miss the country, peace and quiet, etc. *Sigh*
AFM - Just got back from the lab. I got my blood draw for prolactin level, so I'm anxious to see how it comes back. I hope I get the result tomorrow. The nurse said they'd get it on Friday, but I'm not holding my breath.
We're back from our mini vacay - so glad to be home. Being with family is nice and everything, but it was time to come home.
Mary - hope that they are able to figure out what is going on with your leaky boobs. If it were me I would probably interview with CVS and if nothing else use that as leverage for the job switch. I hope that it all works out for you.
Katie - sorry about your job making you miserable - it's so hard to deal with a place that makes you miserable - it just effects everything. I hope you hear back from someone soon!
Virginia - I'm glad your levels dropped and the cramping/clotting has stopped! I think it's pretty ridiculous to call Alex obese - I'm sure he will grow a few inches and everything will balance out pretty quickly! At least your doctor isn't making a big deal.
Lauren - that US seems late. I'm excited to hear what you are having.
Ash - Glad Brekke did ok with school! It does sort of make sense to have them come get kids from the car. I wouldn't love it as a parent, but I'm sure it helps with the transitions a lot. Good luck in 2ww!
Amanda - I saw your hair on FB - it looks nice. Sorry your mom wasn't nice about it.
AFM - I finally bought a bunch of underwear for Lily while we were away (I might have gone overboard - I wound up with like 50 pairs... LOL) and we got one of those folding seats for her diaper bag. I am dragging my feet on it though - I keep worrying about ridiculous logistical things and put it off for another day. Blah. She is so inconsistent about things right now - some days she is dry all day and tells me she has to go, then other days she is just totally unaware (like today). Guess I'll have to just grit my teeth and try it.
In other news 5 more days until DH is home!
Yesterday was the first day he had no accidents at daycare! He's had 1 a day the other 5 days and then he came home and pooped with no drama Today we had a holistic vet apt with my dog and I put a pull up over his undies b/c I couldn't just pick up in the middle of joni's acupuncture (yes my dog get acu) to hit the potty with him and I was wearing Rory and juggling Joni etc. BUT he held it! 3 hours! On the ride home he told me he had to go and I told him to try and hold it until we got home and he did! SO proud I just ordered a folding seat too though - little late on that one. He still goes at night though, he has always been a heavy night pee'er so I think we have a while on that front, I can live with 1 diaper a day though!
I don't know, Erica.... 50 pairs might not be too bad. I've had Raymond and Alex in the same size and we're always running out. We probably have 40 pairs between them. I need to move Raymond up, though.
Katie - yay for no accidents! Raymond's still in one pull-up a day (at night) but he puts it on and takes it off himself, so I really don't mind.
AFM: appointment was short. No exam or anything since the bleeding has slowed. I have another blood draw in 2 weeks (yeah, it was a nice drop, but it's still pretty high). And she wanted to talk about next time. I've been nervous because having hyperemesis with a non-viable pregnancy really sucks. So, next time I'll get HCG levels done right away and she wants to do an u/s as soon as the levels hit 1500 or 2000. and maybe another a week or two after the first. Whew. It's making me more excited to TTC again.
Virginia - It's awesome that the doc is going to have more frequent early checks with you next time. You'll have the extra reassurance, plus no worries of being super-sick for a long time with a non-viable pregnancy.
Katie - Woohoo for potty success! Isn't it like the best feeling in the world?? Hahaha... love it.
Erica - Glad to hear your DH will be home soon.
AFM - I got my prolactin results today and woohoo, it came back normal! I'd rather have normal prolactin with inexplicably leaky boobs than high prolactin for reasons unknown, haha. My OB still wants to see me next week, so I have an appointment with him on Wednesday. I'm not really looking forward to it, as I'm pretty sure it'll just be a waste of time, but ohhh well...
ETA: I forgot to mention that I'm pretty sure I still haven't O'ed this cycle. Uggghh... I hate not knowing what's going on. I need to temp or OPK or something. But I haven't had any EWCM at all, which is really odd for me by this CD (19!)
Erica: best of luck with the potty training. I severely underbought panties when I started PTing not realizing I could go through 3-4 in a day initially. It took DD a long time to catch on to peeing in the potty when she felt like she needed to go and not waiting until she was going. It was a long few months and in hind sight, I think I pushed her a little before she was ready. But now she rarely has accidents so I can finally relax a bit when we go out. What portable potty did you get? We have one that I LOVE. Can't think of the name ATM.
Katie: Woohoo Evan! Once they figure out how to "hold it" life gets much easier! Brekke still pees at night too and I asked her pedi about it who said that like half of kids can't hold it all night until after age 4 so we'll discuss it next year if she still has the issue. She's a really heavy sleeper plus likely has a tiny bladder (thanks to her dad! lol), but I will say that in the last month or so has only gone a small amount rather than a ton.
Virginia: glad the bleeding has slowed down and things are looking up
Mary: yay for normal test results! Hopefully she can help your leaky boobs still though! How annoying. Sorry you're not Oing...that is frustrating. Maybe it's all connected somehow(?). And ITA with your wanting to move with all that has happened w/the bar behind you; totally not a comfortable place for kids.
Nadda much going on here. Started refinishing a bed that I re-inherited (long story). It's solid wood, but prefinished clear, then has been painted on top of that to look "white washed" which was awesome in the 90s but not so awesome in my very dark rustic home Anyway, it's going to take a couple weeks if I really push it because it's huge and I don't exactly have a ton of kid-free time to mess with it. Should be worth it though... hopefully!
Ashley - You should do a before/after pic!
Virginia - glad your numbers are dropping and everything is going well. That's nice that your dr will do an early u/s next time.
Katie - woo hoo for no accidents yesterday!!
Ash - yeah, before/after pics! I want to refinish our dressers, but, well, I'm lazy and don't want to lug them downstairs and all that.
Mary - horray for normal numbers!
AFM - having one of those hormonal *****y days today. Poor DH and Xander. haha. I just feel so tired and BLAH and I want to eat like an entire cake, but I know that'd just make me feel crappier (plus there is no cake to be had).
In good news, my doctors appt went well yesterday. Baby is doing great, hb of 150 and I'm healthy as well. HOWEVER, my u/s is now going to be a full month later than what my doctor initially told me! She was all "oh we'll schedule it for 24-28 weeks" and we were supposed to schedule it yesterday, but then she hits me that the guy that does them will now only do them at 28 weeks!!!! So I have to wait yet another month just to schedule the damn thing! I am so beyond upset! And honestly, it's not even because I'm antsy to find out the gender. It's because I want to spend that week at my parents and my mom and I are going to go shopping for baby stuff, but now I have to push that back to mid/late Oct! I hate traveling in the car when I'm that far along! So I'm mad.
Lauren - LOL @ your hormonal *****y day... At least you have an excuse. What's mine?! Hahaha.
AFM - Ugggghhhh.... This cycle of mine is wonky as hell. I'm only on CD 20 and I really just wish AF would come, haha. It has been really annoying because I've had basically NO fertile CM. I'm not temping, but I felt like my body temp was hot earlier, so I took my temp and got 99.9. It's not abnormal for high 99's to be a day-time post-O temp for me, so now I'm wondering if I did manage to O somewhere in there and just didn't have much CM? I gave up on TTC this cycle after CD14 or (or 15? I forget), so unless I O'ed way earlier than I thought, there's no real chance of getting pregnant this month. But I really just wish AF would come so I could get back to a more normal cycle.
Lauren - your doc does it so late! I'd be ticked! Glad everything is going well though!
Mary - weird cycle! And glad your prolactin was normal even if you're leaky
We went shopping yesterday at the outlets (Woodbury Erica and got fall stuff for the boys. I also picked up a ton of stuff for myself. I've been working on my wardrobe since having the boys b/c I let it go to hell while prego 2 out of the last 3 years. I added a couple suits, skirts etc yesterday. The Loft and Banana Republic Outlets were lovely. I need some brown heels but I can go to Zappos for those. shopping with the boys is a bit of an adventure but we managed to have fun
Katie - Yay for some good shopping! I can't imagine shopping with just me and my two kiddos, omg. It's bad enough when I have DH with me to help control them, haha.
Karen - If you're out there, I'm still thinking of you all the time. (((hugs)))
AFM - Just worked day 8 of 9. I tried to get tomorrow off because they were offering up voluntary time off, but someone beat me to it, boooo. I don't need to be taking unpaid days off anyway, since we're trying to save up to get out of here. I just can't resist the temptation when they offer it up. I should probably work tomorrow anyway. It will be my last day with one of my technicians that I just love to death. I've worked with her the whole time I've been back in Ohio, so about 3.5 years now. She's turning 40 soon, but she looks and acts a lot younger. She's never been married or had kids or anything... She's having a mid-life crisis and just decided to move to Hawaii. She went there on a vacation around Christmas time last year and loved it so much, she just decided to move there. Crazy. Anyway, so tomorrow is my last day with her, and I'm gonna be soooo sad!! She makes me laugh ALL. THE. TIME. so now work is going to be super quiet and boring without her. Booo!
Wow up and moving to Hawaii that's intense. But I guess when you have no kids you can go and if it doesn't work just come back right? A coworker of my husband's recently did that....crazy!
So I've been pissing and moaning about work...today I check my VM at work and a head hunter left a msg. We recently let a senior VP go and apparently he told this recruiter about me b/c he thought I was great (a nice compliment even if my company fired him lol). So there's a job in NC I'm kind of qualified for. Basically it's what I do now but in another segment. I got bored and looked at houses in Greensboro, NC. We could buy a house bigger than ours for 1/2 the price....they freaking give houses away down there! I don't know if we could really move 12 hours away from our family and I feel like I'm totally NOT a fit for the south in general. My atheist bleeding liberal heart among the bible belt would be hard to handle. I went to Mississippi once and when we were touring a confederate general's house the little pre-recorded thing talked all about how the Civil War was a "fight for state's rights" and I could hardly contain myself. If they taught my boys that in school I'd have to lecture them at home...but I'm probably being a bit prejudice in my fear of the south. And NC isn't really the deep south. And the houses...are...SO CHEAP. So I sent my resume and figured we could always freak out and turn it down later. And FYI this is NOT FB material! I have coworkers etc on there!
Katie: hahaha I had no idea the south was that way. I don't know if I could handle it. But sounds like could be a good opportunity. Hope it turns out how you'd like it to!
Mary: Sorry you're losing a good tech, but LOL that she's just up and moving. Good for her I guess. When my mom was "between" relationships, I thought she was going to do that too but then I had my DD and she couldn't move anymore
Lauren: sorry you have to wait sooooo long for your gender u/s. That's seriously lame. Do you have any feelings one way or another as to what you're having btw?
My internet has something seriously wrong with it; it's taking 3+ minutes to load a page. I'm about to lose it! Anyway, I'm 99% sure this wasn't my cycle. My POAS addiction has been in full swing this week LOL and I think I'm 11 DPO today with nothing but wishful thinking. At least I have had a decent LP so I'm not having those 3 day LP issues like last time. I'm having a ton of cramping & back pain though so I'm pretty annoyed that it's for nothing KWIM? I don't know if I've mentioned this before, but I'm suspicious that I have a blocked tube on my left side and it seems that is the side my body prefers to O from most of the time of course (I'm guessing that because I really hurt on that side most cycles and my mom had severe endo). Both times I've conceived, it "felt" like I O'ed on the other side. But obviously the only way to know is to get scoped and there's really no point since I've had 2 kids despite it. Anyway, onto the next one I guess! We're going to the lake for a week starting Friday so at least I won't have to worry about drinking and water sports.
ETA: AF just showed and I figured out why my internet was acting up. Two things resolved I guess...
Ashley - Sorry AF showed. Good luck next cycle.
Just a quick check in, been pretty busy. At work I have to get stuff ready for the convention that is happening in 3 & 1/2 weeks, wondering where the time has gone.
Ashley - Sorry the witch showed, but you made me feel better with your POAS addiction, hahaha.
I "accidentally" tested the other day because I got restless... This cycle has been wonky and I haven't known if/when I was O'ing, no real fertile signs, etc. It was one of those annoying cheapo tests (my last one, thank goodness) and anyway, there was a faint line on it. Tested today with a FRER... Again, SUPER faint line, like so faint you have to turn it a certain way to see it, lol. I don't know what DPO I am, but the most it could be is 10, because I NEVER ovulate before day 14, and rarely even that early. Usually somewhere around 16-17. So I'm estimating that I'm around 8dpo, but that's a total guess since I never felt overly fertile. We'll see if the tests get darker or not.
Katie - Good luck with the work situation!!
Speaking of work situations... It's starting to sound pretty promising that I'll get my transfer. I'm (almost) elated!!! I'll be more elated when it's written in stone, haha. I bought a bunch of huge 25-gal storage totes today to start packing away all of our belongings. Of course that makes me nervous at the prospect of being pregnant.
Oh, in other news, I saw my OB today about my continued lactation. My prolactin is normal, but he wants to order a breast u/s just to make sure nothing abnormal. I think it's overkill, but my DH thinks I should do it and be cautious. :roll:
I lost my blood work paper work from my doctor's office and I am supposed to go to for a test tomorrow o.O
I hope you find your paper, Amanda - Oops! Speaking of which, I still need to take Sean for his blood allergy test.
AFM - A girl from my March board is having a baby... SOON!! Her water broke a couple hours ago and she's having a home water birth. All the girls on the board are bugging her because she didn't have it set up with a webcam, hahaha. It would be neat to watch!!
And of course, this fuels the baby fever. *Sigh*
Mary: crossing my fingers for you so at least one of us will get a BFP And woohoo that the transfer is probably going to work out!! Cool about the girl on your BB. I wasn't feeling all that baby hungry until we saw a 3-5 day old baby at the kids' pedi office and suddenly I was like "I WANT ONE!" hahaha
Amanda: yikes, hope you find the paperwork
Have the first coat of paint on the bed (this is after sanding/primer/re-sanding LOL). Plus got both kids' rooms cleaned and put away clothes that don't fit. Pretty productive day. Oh did I mention I'm still in my shorts I wore to bed? Oh well, going biking later so I can't get too excited about getting dressed.
I know it's late just thought I'd let you all know that I found my paperwork, was buried on my desk, since I don't have anyone to drive me to get the blood draw tomorrow so I will do it Friday morning, hope that's alright. It's a hormone test that was supposed to be done on CD3 but I am doing it on CD4 (that said normally AF starts in the morning but it started in the evening this month), hope that's alright.
Also have to book a hearing test, at the suggestion of my doctor, the ringing in my right ear is becoming more frequent and the left is now starting to get ringing. I also really had difficulty hearing people talking to me yesterday in a noisy crowded room.
Now I need to find my mail key, it's been missing for about a week now...
Amanda - I hope all of your tests work out okay. Maybe your mail key is buried on your desk too?
Ash - sorry about AF. I can't wait to see the pictures of the bed. Oh - from back a few pages we got this this potty seat.
MAry - I love how you "accidentally" POAS! Have you tested again? Hope it's a BFP! I'd love to up and move to Hawaii (or at least in my head it sounds awesome!) I hope you get your transfer!
Katie - I love Woodbury - I should have gone last week! I couldn't live in the south either - it's nice that you had a headhunter call you - maybe they have other jobs that you are qualified for? My sister lives in TN and even though it is pretty and cheap (their house was practically free by NY standards) I couldn't raise kids there. I have no clue what they will do for school - although they are right outside of Nashville and might have some more progressive school options.
AFM - DH is back and it is definitely nice to have someone around to have a conversation with, but we are definitely not in any type of routine yet - it's a good thing that I don't have to work yet... we are all over the place in the morning.
I've chickened out with the potty training. I know I just need to do it and I really think she is ready, but the thought of being on the subway with her and having no options for the bathroom (or something like that) stresses me out so much. Especially since I usually wear her.
Amanda - Glad you found your papers. What are they testing for?
Erica - GL with the PTing. That's the thing that stressed me out the most, too... Being out somewhere, stranded with no potty for him, hahaha. It's still a little nerve-wrecking. Yesterday, I took him with me to Target, my OB appointment, and to Panera to pick up some food for lunch, and I just made him go frequently... He peed in Target when we first got there, then peed at the doc's office on our way out. Haha... Sometimes it slips my mind, so I have to actively think about it and remember to make him go often, just to try to avoid a fiasco.
AFM - The baby fever is in full-swing, even though the timing is poor. A girl on my March 2011 board had a home water birth last night. She was team green, and she had a baby girl (she already had two boys, zero girls, so that was exciting). Then this morning, another girl on the same board announced a BFP. Ugggghhh! I did POAS again, but it's annoying. I think it's probably going to closely resemble last month... Super faint line, followed by AF. I'll hold out a slight bit of hope since I honestly don't know how many DPO I am.
Evan is really good at holding it...he is also rather afraid of public toilets since one auto-flushed on him. Sigh. He can easily hold it a couple hours but when he has to go and we're out he'll typically cry vs go on the potty b/c he's so afraid of the flush. Not sure how we're going to tackle that particular problem. He also pooped on the floor the other night b/c he's having some set backs with that. He was fine then suddenly it started "scaring" him. He hasn't had an accident at daycare in almost 2 weeks though or a pee accident except the autoflush incident at Woodbury.
Erica - ya I think I'd really need to consider a secular private school...which I suppose would be easier to afford when houses are so cheap!
Amanda - GL with the ear stuff that doesn't sound fun at all!
Mary & Ashley - yay for TTC I like having people around who are even if I'm not
Nothing exciting here. Boys just got up from their nap. I managed to get a run in (though cut to 2.5 miles from 3 b/c Rory woke up and needed to be resettled) and tonight I'm having dinner with a friend. My sister is coming up from NYC this weekend with her fiance. We're celebrating my mom's 60th bday. We got her an iPad and I think she'll both love it and hate that we bought her something expensive. She is IMPOSSIBLE to buy for but she's going to Italy and has mentioned a few times an iPad for the plane might be nice. So we got her one, she can complain we spent so much if she wants I couldn't get her mums (my usual fall bday gift) for her 60th birthday!
LOL... Sean has issues with auto-flush too. I hate it. I try to remember to hold my hand in front of the censor, but I don't always remember. It always flushes on him, then it interrupts his stream and he doesn't empty all the way and has to go again 5 minutes later, grrrrr... Damn you, auto-flush, haahah.
Hmm, never thought of the auto-flush being scary. I'll bet she won't like that. She is terrified of the automatic hand dryers. She'd rather leave her hands wet then go near it.
We went to the zoo this morning, then rode the carousel - I am wiped out. I should have napped when I put Lily down.
Xander used to be afraid of the auto flush, but the promise of a few mini M&M's quickly got him over that. haha
Amanda - glad you found your paperwork. Now good luck finding the keys!
Mary - another faint line? Goodness! I wonder how many dpo you are.
Erica - the zoo always wipes me out, too! I'm sure you guys had fun, though. Glad DH is home! GL finding your routine again.
Katie - do you run outside with the kids in a stroller, or do you use a treadmill? WTG on the workout.
AFM - not a ton going on here. Still pregnant. Still big. Baby still trying to kick his/her way out of me. haha. I just bought some pregnancy tea (natural medicinals) that I started drinking, so that's about the only thing new.
I posted this on the DYSAL board, but I'll share here and see what you guys think. This was taken within 5 minutes of peeing on it (at 3:30pm, midday urine, although I held it for a few hours)
ETA: No clue what DPO I might be. 8 is a total guess. That would mean that the closest BD was 3 days prior.
I totally see something!!!
I totally see something too!
And Evan hates the hand driers too -- and now when he hears them he thinks it's an auto flush and double freaks out.
Bronx Zoo? I had to laugh when we went there last year I think my dogs have more space than their wild dogs I keep debating if we should go visit my sister with the kids this fall...Rory is just such a needy man I'm afraid we'd all be up all night long if he freaked out and refused to sleep.
Lauren AwW for feeling kicks!