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    I will not eat oysters or snails.
    I am opposed to most lake fish, but I tried Walleye over the weekend. Confirmed that I still do not really like it.
    I don't eat much salmon, because I don't like the taste... but I love tuna sashimi...

    I love to bake too, but I would like to find some healthy recipes to bake... my family would seriously eat junk food all the time if it were an option. I love the idea of making some fresh bread - even have a breadmaker.

    And we still have candy from my birthday party (before easter).

    What other things do your DH make that you don't? Mine makes excellent pizza from scratch.

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    I'd probably have to agree on the oysters. I've eaten one that I know of in my life. We were at a seafood demo so I figured I had the opportunity so I'd try it. My family does oyster stew every year on Christmas Eve. I'll eat the milky part but not the oysters. I may have had one unknowingly when I was a child. Right now I can't think of any other foods I won't eat or at least try. I'm sure there are quite a few out there though that I'd turn down if I had the opportunity to try. I used to not like seafood but I'm getting better since meeting DH.

    My DH is a good cook in general. He can make things up without using a recipe. I need recipes and follow them exactly. We were just discussing that tonight since he made meatloaf. I've made meatloaf once w/o using a recipe and it was mush. My DH makes some pretty awesome burritos but he's taught me how so I make them now. They are cheater burritos and super simple.

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    I just caught up on this thread now. Jenni and Mimi, I am so sorry you are going through this. I can just feel your pain through your posts. I have so much more to say but I am going to come back tomorrow when I can spend the time really saying it. Hugs to both of you.
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    Foods I won't eat: I have a rather sensitive sense of smell that makes it difficult for me to eat anything with a powerful smell. Hands down the worst smelling thing to me is cooked broccoli. I also don't like foods that have a more "earthy" flavor to them. I also don't like cheese all that much (again with the smell thing) but will eat it on pizza and melted in dishes as long as it is not the main ingredient (i.e. mac n' cheese). I am still a rather picky eater but have tried to expand my palate lately.

    I ended up going to trivia last night despite the heads up from DH that the baby would be there. Surprisingly, it was a pretty good night. I actually ended up holding the baby and for longer than the mother I'm not sure why it wasn't a big deal for me but it wasn't. Despite our loss and IF, I still do enjoy children and want to be around them (one of the biggest reason why we are trying so hard for all of this in the first place). It was really funny though because both the dad and the mom were like 'He seems to like you.' DH and I were talking in the car on the way home and he said that it was probably because I was actually paying attention to the kid and not playing with my phone or drinking like they do. But judgements aside , it was good to have gotten past that self-imposed hurdle and know that I can enjoy going again (I had stopped going for a couple of months because I couldn't handle it). I'm still so so so sad and anxious and scared and worried and a whole host of other negative emotions but there isn't much I can do about the situation.
    Still thinking of you Mimi. Hope that you are still taking care of yourself. Hi to everyone else.

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    Hi again.

    Jenni, I just wanted to tell you that I could have written your post regarding DH and how just doesn't know what to do when you are sad. I've realized that part of my difficulty coping with my infertility problems have been that my husband just doesn't understand why this all has upset me like it has. Finally one day he just said that he feels bad that I am going through this, but he doesn't know what to do, and he feels like he can't do anything to make it better. Meaning he can't magically make a baby appear and the make the pain of the last 2 years go away. I had to tell him that just hugging me, holding me would be enough. I think he felt all kinds of pressure to fix the situation somehow.

    Anyway, I just want you to know that I've been through the scenario you described before too, with us ending in an argument and me crying my eyes out. It's all part of the unfortunate stress of the situation. I think in the end, for me, at least one "good" thing that has come out of this struggle for me is that we have had to work through a lot of issues that would have never come up if we didn't go through this. I think I understand him better, and I feel like he understands me better. It's been tough though.

    Glad you made it out last night and enjoyed yourself. If you can do it....so can I! I am going to be staying with a very pregnant friend in a few weeks and I am thinking of it like a "self imposed hurdle" to go hang out with a happily pregnant person for a few days. I don't want to isolate myself from friends either, so it's time for me to just get over my own issues and go have fun with a friend, pregnant or not.

    Mimi, I am sorry you had a difficult conversation with your mom. I am sorry you are far from your family too. I know how hard that is. It is so nice that she offered to pay, even if she doesn't understand the difficult emotional toll it all takes. She probably feels like that is really the only way she can help you since she is far away. Please don't feel responsible about your mom feeling bad......again, I think it's just one of the far-reaching effects infertility has. BTW-I had to tell everyone that I didn't want to talk on the phone about the failed IVF. I don't think my mom understood at all. But, once I was ready to talk again, she wasn't upset at me over it. You just do what you need to do right now.

    **Child mentioned**
    I try not to talk about my kids much on here, but I did want to mention this. I have a daughter. Sometimes, I look at her and wonder if she is going to go through infertility like me. There is a good chance....endometriosis does run in families. It has upset me to think about how this happened to me. But when I think about it happening to my daughter, I feel even worse. I am so afraid for her to feel this pain, and what if it happens to her earlier? It has already crossed my mind how we need to save extra money to help her if she needs IVF, and she is a little girl. So I think probably is pretty painful for a parent to see their child go through this.

    AFM-I am starting the new cycle. Honestly, I feel like I want to pretend it's not really going on. I'm trying to plan life as though it won't result in anything. I'll keep you all posted eventually, but I'm trying not to get hung up on the numbers at this point. We'll see how long I stay in denial.
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    Thanks for sharing your struggles as well. DH is feeling much better physically today and that helps tremendously with his patience level. Enjoy your time with your friend. As I have mentioned earlier, my BFF is due the same week as we would have been had our first IVF worked out. It was tough and still is a little tough to handle but nothing like my (former) co-worker and the baby at the bar (they are friends of friends). With my friend, I have a vested interest in her life therefore care about her child(ren). She is my friend who just happens to be pregnant. KWIM? It's a crazy distinction but in my mind it helps me deal with it. I would gnaw off my left arm (and I'm left-handed) to be in her position but that's not her fault. Hopefully your friend will be sensitive of your journey and you will have a wonderful time. You became friends for a reason right?

    Good luck with everything. Keep us posted as you feel comfortable but know that you have quite the cheering section!

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    Jenni...glad you were able to make it out and jump over that hurdle. That's a big step, esp. with your recent events. It's still hard for me to see little babies and pregnant ladies and I'm at a place in my life where I don't want to be pregnant. I think it's because I never got to experience that. Children mentioned....this may sound horrible, but I don't even like talking about when my girls were babies or the time before I came around. I think because I wasn't part of it and it makes me sad. I don't like to look at baby pictures or anything like that. You would think I would want to know that part of their life, but I really don't. Maybe some day I'll overcome that.

    Kara...I can understand planning life as if the cycle won't work. It seems like if you plan that way you will have less of a let down if it doesn't work. If it does work, it will just be shock.

    I went to Zumba this morning and it was only be and the instructor so I told her she didn't have to teach just me. I'm too embarrased to be up there by myself. I ended up coming and decided to run. I did day 1 of the couch to 5k program. I "wogged" 2.4 miles. Now I have to clean up around the house and try to catch up on laundry.

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    I'm sorry that you didn't get to Zumba today. Good job on the "wogging". I've been tempted many times to try that program but I can't seem to get motiviate. I really really want to participate in a 5k event. Maybe our forced 'break' right now is as good a time as any? I hope I get to go back to yoga tonight. But we might end up at the hospital. DH's grandpa is in ICU and they had to put a feeding tube in. They've given him a couple of weeks/months. While DH's gma and aunt don't like me, I do have a special bond with his gpa. And speaking of his aunt (I could rant for days about this woman), when I wasn't there on Sunday when DH went to visit she has the ... nerve to ask "Is she pregnant?" She knows NOTHING about our IF and our struggles but felt it appropriate to ask. Technically she was right but still. DH gave her a sarcastic response back and that shut her up. I so badly want to confront her about it but it would cause some problems if I did. People

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    Sorry to hear about DH's grandpa and that you don't get along with those other family members. I wonder why his aunt asked that? Some ppl have no common courtesy and are just too dumb to know better. It's hard to be around family members that you know don't like you.

    I should've just gone to yoga today but by the time we realized no one else was going to show up to Zumba, yoga had already started. They are right across the street from eachother but I thought it'd be kind of run to walk into the middle of yoga and distrupt it.

    I am a horrible runner. Like really unmotivated. My biggest problem is getitng a sideache when I run. I need to figure out how to work through that. I had a sideache the first 30 seconds of running. It's probably the coffee I drank. You'd be surprised at how much you could do though once you start. I did the c25k last summer/fall to train for a 5k. I did my first 5k but was unable to run the whole thing. I ran/walked it.

    children mentioned....
    our first 5k we did as a family in Orlando. It was so hot and humid. I think it was 90 degrees at 6:30 in the morning. The 2nd one we did at in our home town. That was the one I was training for. The Florida one did kind of on a whim. My middle DD can run better than me. DH and her completed the one we did at home 5 minutes faster than me, they did it just under 30 minutes. That one I couldn't run the whole thing either. I hoping my next one I can run the whole thing. I always feel like I look stupid when I run but then I figure at least I'm out there doing it.

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    IVF #1-cancelled d/t embryos arresting before transfer (3/09)
    IVF #2-BFP 9wks-7/30/09 (6/09)
    IVF #3-BFN (5/10)

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    DH's aunt is objectively a weird nut anyway. Even my dad who doesn't have much if anything bad to say about anyone thinks she's a little off her rocker. I just let it roll off my back but especially since it's Awareness Week, I want her to know that it's incredibly rude and hurtful to speculate about someone's reproductive status.
    That's awesome that you are just getting out there with the running though. I think that you have yet again motiviated me

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