Amanda and Mary - hope everyone feels better!
Lauren - good luck organizing! I've been trying but it never seems to happen. I hope you have better success.
AFM: I visited my sister this morning. She said the doctor thought it looked like there was also an intrauterine twin which didn't develop. But, she's doing really well emotionally and recovering physically. They're thinking of getting a puppy this summer (was in the plans soon anyway). I have no idea what to do about TTC. DH still wants to. I'm not planning to wait until she's pregnant again because that could be a long time. But... can I get pregnant now and not seem like a complete jerk?
ETA: Because of some things coming up in the next few years, we have to either TTC in the next 4 months or wait at least 18 months. Otherwise I'd just put it off a little bit.
I really really really would like this sickness DONE! I do feel a bit better but now my stomach is off, hopefully that's a sign that it will be clearing things out soon.
Amanda - feel better!
AFM: DH wants to go for it and, honestly, given our plans we probably should. But, I've lost my enthusiasm (at least for now) so I guess we're JLIH. I don't think I'll bother with OPKs and we'll see if I feel like charting. Whenever it happens we'll be keeping pretty quiet about it for a while.
Virginia - Sorry about the TTC awkwardness. It's just a sucky situation all around, really. Blaaaahhh... I'd probably go for it too and just keep hush-hush for a long time if I were in your shoes. Hopefully she could be pregnant again by the time you started to show.
Amanda - I hope you're feeling better. I'm on the mend, thankfully. Sean is a snotty mess. No real sign of Calvin catching it yet, knock on wood.
AFM - You guys will NOT BELIEVE what happened to me last night. I was supposed to work till 10pm, but stuck around until 10:30 because there was a big ordeal going on. Then on the way home, I was stopped at a red light pretty close to home. It was just me and one other car stopped at the light and the other car was beside me and they had pulled up farther than me, so I was just a little behind them. As we sat there, I kept seeing the driver moving around all erratically. It freaked me out, so I double-checked that my doors were locked. I had my phone poised to call the cops in the event that he should approach me, because I couldn't just pull away, as it was at a huge intersection with lots of lanes and the speed limit is also 50, so I'd probably get creamed if I tried to pull away in the event of an emergency. So I continued to watch, convinced that the guy was either on drugs or having a seizure. Either way, I didn't want to be driving right by him, you know. Then... He started to open his door. I was dialing 9-1-1, just waiting to push the button to call. Finally, the light turned green and I started to hurry away because I just wanted to be away from him. As I drove past him, I saw what was going on... The man was freaking being ATTACKED by another man in the vehicle!! He had the door slightly open because he was trying to get out, but the other man has his arms around his neck. The victim was looking right at me and flailing his arms as if to say "help me"..
So I pulled off into a parking lot of a grocery store just on the other side of the intersection and called 9-1-1 and told them what I saw. Of course they asked me the license plate number and description of the car, which I didn't get. So, I turned around to see if they were still there and I didn't see them. I told her I thought they were gone, then I realized they were sitting there with the headlights off. So I told the lady on the phone what was going on. I went down a little unused access road behind a couple food places/banks to try to come up behind them again, but they had pulled in there! It's just a one-way road and I was totally going the wrong way, but I didn't care. The car saw me coming and pulled back out onto the road we started out on, but this time we were facing the opposite direction. I followed them and they pulled off into some random driveway on the left side of the road. I slowed way down and was able to give the 9-1-1 operator his license plate number, but for the life of me, I don't know what type of vehicle it was. It was dark which didn't help... I couldn't really even give an accurate color. It was a smallish SUV or maybe a crossover of some sort, but I wasn't familiar with that type of car. But anyway, she said she'd send an officer out. They eventually turned around AGAIN (so heading back the way we were facing originally), so I turned around too and just headed home and I did see them again pulled off to the opposite side of the road in the driveway at some other random house. OMG, CRAZY. I'm dying to know what was going on, what was the motive, did they know each other or was it a total random thing like carjacking a guy at a red-light, I have no idea. It's just nuts..... I'm traumatized. I had to call the cops and do what I did, though, because I would want someone to do the same for me. I would hate to think that someone saw me being attacked and just drove idly by...
Mary - that's insane!! I hope the guy in the car is okay... I'm glad you called. A lot of people wouldn't have - or they would've called and said "I don't know" about the license plate and stuff.
Virginia - sorry TTC got a little awkward. I agree, wait to tell everyone so a little time has gone by, if you happen to get pregnant right away.
Amanda - sorry you're still sick.
AFM - I can't believe I'm going to be 12 weeks tomorrow! That's craziness! I don't feel like it's been that long already... I hurt my knee a couple days ago doing kickboxing and it still hurts like heck. Xander and I are very active and walk around A LOT, so I never get to rest it. Ugh. What I need to do is park my butt on the couch and ice it on-and-off for an entire day, but there's no way I'd ever be able to manage that! Even if DH were home...
Mary - that is crazy! I'm glad you called and I hope he got help. Weird. have you looked for any news about it?
Lauren - 12 weeks? wow.
AFM: I'm feeling a little better about things. But, let me give a little more background... it probably sound like I was overreacting a little to my sister's loss. She had emergency surgery as a kid which likely screwed up her reproductive system. She's known that for years. it's probably why it was ectopic. There's a high chance her other tube is blocked, so this was probably her one shot at pregnancy without high tech interventions. She has said in the past she doesn't want to ever pursue fertility treatments and would rather adopt. So, this might have been her only pregnancy ever. I love being pregnant and having my own kids and it's so hard to see her face the decisions she has ahead of her. I know she'd be thrilled to have another nephew or a niece, but I wish with all my heart I could give her a new start and a healthy pregnancy of her own.
So, that's why I'm so blue about it all. It's just a horribly sucky situation all around.
I'm so behind!
Virginia - I'm SO sorry! What a sad situation. It sounds like you have a wonderful strong family though and your sister will get support in whatever path she takes. I'm sure it will take time for her to figure it all out invitro, adoption etc it has to be overwhelming.
Amanda - hope you are feeling better!
Lauren - I can't believe you're almost in 2nd trimester!
Mary - Between your work drug busting and your 911 calls on the street you are a regular arm of the police!
Rory is officially and completely mobile! It's still more of a worm than an all out hands and knees crawl but he gets around quickly. Especially to see whatever Evan is doing. Evan is working out this whole sharing bit. I've been on the road for work. I'm tired, my house is a total disaster and I got to spend last night at the e-vet for 4 hours with one of my dogs. Sigh. 4 hours and $400 later we were home in time for bed. She's fine - she got her head stuck in the slats of the picket fence that splits our yard and when she started yelping one of the other dogs jumped on her back and bit her. It sounds horrible but it's one of those realities of living in a pack - dogs respond on instinct and a yelping screaming dog often triggers attack (which is actually usually how babies end up killed by dogs - uneducated owners leave them in reach of the dog and the baby screams or cries and the dog responds on instinct). I got to them in a minute but Chloe was pulling one way trying to get out of the fence the dog on her pulled the other way and she got a 3" gash. She's all put back together and everyone is fine again and I'm just tired!
Katie - poor dog! I'm glad everything's okay.
AFM: I realized I have to think about this differently. My sister could have her own kids if she wanted. She could do IVF or I'd be a surrogate. But, she has a plan (and maybe it'll change from what she said before). But it sounds like she's thinking "well, if my body doesn't want to do it, why go through all the effort, expense, risk, and possibly heartbreak? Why not just take in a baby someone didn't want? I'll still love the baby." I should be really proud of her for having the strength to make that kind of decision, not sad because I'd make a different one. And, yes, she has complete support from our family and her DH's.
Grrr, I typed a response and then both boys clobbered me and closed my tab.
Virginia - I didn't think you were overreacting. It's a crappy, depressing thing to go through... It's even worse knowing more of her story. Good luck to her from here forward with adoption or whatever she decides to do. DH has 4 adopted babies in his family, ages 4 and below... His one cousin has a little girl very close to Sean's age, and the other 3 all belong to one other cousin and his wife. It really is an amazing thing!!
Katie - I'm sorry to hear about the poor dog... That's so sad! Glad she's doing better. As for me, I swear I'll be overjoyed if I never have to call the police again, lol... I swear I think insanity flocks to me.
Lauren - Woohoo for being at the end of the first trimester! I hope your knee is feeling better.
AFM - Lazy day here. It's raining, blah. DH and I stayed up till 2am (I'm way too old for that) and the kids got up at 7am, so I'm pooped. I really, really hope they both nap soon so that I can as well. I also started reading the 50 shades of grey books, because that's all i've heard about for months and didn't believe it was THAT great, so i had to see for myself. i'm only maybe 80-100 pages in (i downloaded all 3 books as a bundle, and it's like 1240 pages)... and anyway, i can't put it down! In fact, I'm going to read more now, haha.
I know I've been slacking, but I figure I get a lot of updates from facebook and avoiding this chatboard helps to curb my baby fever!
So anyway, you know i'm here because I need my ladies! :bighug:
At the wedding we went to yesterday, I noticed some very light brown spotting. Thinking my period had arrived early, we ran out to get some tampons. Later that night there was nothing. And nothing today. So either my period is acting weird, or... implantation bleeding? :eek:
We have definitely not been trying, but I've been on no official birth control. Just an "avoid the O" and hope for the best. Yes, I know, not the best method, but whatever. Now I'm thinking we may have a surprise, which is fun, but I think DH might not be too excited since he's not sure he wants another kid, especially not now.
Okay, so I may be jumping the gun, but has anyone else ever experienced this light spotting?