Mary - Do you have any family nearby that can watch Hannah? Both my parents and DH's parents sometimes take T over night (not often, maybe once every couple of months) and he loves it and they love it (and we love it too - it's nice to have alone time sometimes, and super nice to sleep in. ) I was totally on edge the first time he was away over night, but then again he was only 14 months old. I'll bet Hannah will be just fine, but I'm sure it will help if it is someone that she knows and loves like a family member or close family friend.
Lisa - I said it in the HL thread too, but for losing 10 lbs. We are SO PROUD of you!!!!!
Bonita - Geeez! I would be exhausted! That is a LOT to take on. I hope that things slow down a little bit for you soon. I think I would pass out! LOL
Katherine - Happy birthday to your little one. She is beautiful! And congrats on your BFP!
Jina - Almost positive is still negative, right? It's weird that you got a dark one, but unless it gets completely positive again, I would still assume that prob the positive ones that you took before are correct. I will say, however, that I know of a girl on PO that had kind of the same thing happen and she turned out to be knocked up (Mary, I'm talking about Kate from the BBT board) so maybe that's a positive sign.
AFM - OPKs still negative, which I kind of halfway expected because I think that I usually O on CD15 or 16, so that makes sense, but I'm still starting to wonder. These OPKs are kind of weird anyway - for some reason they are different from other OPKs - they recommend that you use FMU. I have been testing twice a day to make sure that I don't miss anything (FMU, and then one in the late afternoon) but it's kind of weird because a faint line appears with the FMU tests, but not with the afternoon tests. The faint line isn't weird, I know that most women produce a little bit of LH all of the time, and I had that the last time I used OPKs. I just find it odd that every day there is a faint line with the FMU, but NOT with the afternoon tests. I guess they are right, that you really need to use FMU for them to work right, but then that makes me wonder why they are different from other tests, and also makes me worry that I am going to miss my surge if the test can ONLY detect the LH in the FMU (for whatever reason).
Anyway, I'm not just relying on the OPKs. I am DTD every other day this week until I get a pos OPK (then it's on like Donkey Kong, lol!) or until I get a thermal shift that confirms O.
I think next month I may try a different kind of OPKs.
Bonita, I missed the post about you babysitting all of those kids! You must be exhausted! Haha....I don't think I have any energy left to BD anymore...lol. I've been somewhat following the SMEP (sperm meets egg plan).
Alissa, Oh man....that would be awesome if I was actually KU. Oh geez, now I'm probably going to poas even more now! haha! I honestly don't think it matters when you test with OPKs. I mean, if there is a surge then the test should pick it up no matter what time it is, you know? I think it's a good idea for you to test twice a day. For me, my surge starts late at night. So, I can see why FMU would be a good time to detect the hormone. I've been using OPKs from EPT.com but I think I might try out the Wondfo brand next...it's a lot cheaper anyway.
Lisa, Congrats again girlie! Now go shake your friend down for a movie and some (healthy) yum yums!
ETA - I'm going to listen to the unicorn song all day! It makes me sooo happy!
Bonita ~ How's it going with all those kids today? And how's your wrist, by the way?
Well it looks like Hannah's grandma will be watching her on Thursday. I was worried about Hannah being too much for her to handle for a whole day, but she thinks it will be fine and Hannah is excited about it, so I feel better now
Different subject: I went out to my mini-van earlier to get the fingernail clippers out of the glove box and there was some type of stench in there (more on that in a minute), so I went to put the windows down to air it out and they went down really slow, so I was like, Uh-oh... so I tried to start the engine and... nothing. So the battery is dead, obviously. I called DH and he said it probably happened after I left the back hatch open two nights ago. He offered to come home and jump it off, but I told him naaaa I didn't really NEED to go anywhere today so told him to just do it when he got home. The reason I left the hatchback open is because my hands were full, so I was going to go back out to close it, and apparently I got distracted and forgot. Oops. He said last night that he hoped one of the male cats didn't get in there and "spray" -- well apparently one of them did. BLECK! lol.
So anyway, I took Hannah for a walk and we wound up walking to McDonald's for lunch. She had the grilled chicken snack wrap and apple juice, and I had the McDouble and a few fries and bought a Pepsi Throwback ahead of time at the convenience store next door (the one made with real sugar instead of HFCS). Oh and I also had a plain vanilla sundae (which is just the ice cream--or is it frozen yogurt they use?). It was nice to get out of the house, and nice and cool outside, too (though cloudy).
~Remembering my father~
*Feb 1931 - Oct 2012*
Oh and by the way, it's been going well with Hannah's diet and exercise. I've been limiting her to 2 cups of milk per day and 1 cup of apple juice (or 1 juice box), and the rest is water (thankfully she likes water), and no sweets for now, and I'm giving her fruit instead. I've also increased her vegetable intake. I make her a deal where if she eats all her carrots (5 baby carrots) at lunchtime then she can have some grapes. She goes for it every time I can tell she's losing weight already. Too bad I'm not doing the same I need to find an alternative to frozen yogurt because I think I am officially addicted to that stuff and can't seem to help going overboard with it. Ugh.
ETA: Just wanted to clarify, she's not on a "diet" as in the kind you and I would go on, but it's simply a "better" diet than the one she had before. Didn't want anyone thinking I was putting a 4-yr old on a strict "diet," LOL.
~Remembering my father~
*Feb 1931 - Oct 2012*
Mary - OMG, that's awful about the van! I am literally horrified at the idea of a random male cat coming along and spraying inside your van. I hope that it airs out quickly.
I think that it's wonderful that you have been getting Hannah to eat better. I think that the combined healthier diet and a little bit more exercise should get her in great shape in no time. As to the frozen yogurt, could you try measuring it out with measuring cups? That is what I did with my sorbet - I would take out a 1/2 cup measuring cup, and that way I knew exactly how much sorbet I could have and stay within my plan. I looked on line, and it looks like froyo averages around 230 calories per cup, so if you ate a 1/2 cup you would only be having around 115 calories. If that satisfies your sweet tooth, I think that's totally worth it. Assuming you only eat the half cup, LOL.
Jina - I can't get youtube at work, so I will have to check out the unicorn song from home. I'm intrigued.
Bonita - Oh no, I will keep that baby in my thoughts! T has RAD and had pneumonia last year (hospitalized twice) so I know that they really get nervous if the O2 levels go lower than the high 80's, and high 90's is the norm. Poor baby! What are they doing for her? Are they going to have to put her on a ventilator?
Mary, yeah, I am going to keep testing to see what happens. I love the movie too....I love the soundtrack as well!
Oh my gosh, I can't believe a cat sprayed the inside of your van! I hope the smell goes away soon! This reminds me....I had a dog who got sprayed in the face but a skunk twice! Oh my gosh, it was horrible. It sounds like Hannah hasn't really noticed a change in her "diet". I think that's great! It would be much harder if she was asking for "bad" foods but it sounds like she's doing just fine.
Alissa, It's the unicorn song from the movie Despicable Me. It's really cute!
Bonita, Poor thing! I will definitely keep her in my thoughts!