(Closed) Charters of the Hive #91

posted 4 years ago in TTC
  • poll: Are you a cat person or a dog person?
    cat person : (9 votes)
    23 %
    dog person : (26 votes)
    65 %
    other animal kind of person : (0 votes)
    not really an animal person : (5 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 31
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    FreckledFox:  You absolutely shouldn’t struggle to call yourself a mom in the slightest. I genuinely believe a mom is made in the heart, and it’ s obvious to everyone here that your heart is filled with more love for that little boy than I can even imagine. You are a mom in every sense of the word, your LO just happens to be in Heaven.

    I’m glad to see you and your Darling Husband are ready to try again, and I hope that your TTC journey is short (of course I hope that for everyone, but you in particular!), and that you have the most uneventful pregnancy EVER. FX so hard for a 2016 rainbow.

    Post # 32
    Hostess
    8146 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    saratiara2:  Thank you so much for this. xo It makes my eyes all watery when people say that to me. I like to be considered a mom. I feel the happiest when I’m able to act like one. πŸ™‚

    Post # 33
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Aqualov:  yay for a new year and your first (and hopefully only) IVF!! FX!

    MrsAKSkier:  I enjoy cheering on the others while TTA as well!  You’re not the only weirdo at least! ha

    Feist:  FX for a BFP this cycle!!

    hogoboom2012:  wow, you’re a trooper!  I love visiting family as well but there’s something nice about just being at home alone and relaxing.

    MrsMellyBean:  Glad your doctor is listening!!  Did they mention any potential plans with your results?

    Feist:  That sounds like an awesome trip!  I love the badlands and that area of SD.  I have never been to Yellowstone though, so it’s on my list!

    MattieK:  Excited for your appointment today!  Can’t wait to hear how it goes!

    FreckledFox:  FX for a fantastic 2016 for you!  Hopefully that includes a sibling for Grady!  You are definitely a mom!  I can’t imagine how tough it is for you to answer those so basic questions random people ask like if you have children.  You are very strong and will continue to be a great mom to Grady’s future sibling!

    Post # 34
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    2853 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Roll Call!

    TTC/TTA: TTC next cycle (Need to get a PAP smear and dental appointment over with first)

    CD/DPO: CD20/5DPO

    Cycles TTC/Charting: 0 cycles TTC currently, have been charting since I think May 2012. Charted while TTC my son (8 cycles, 10 months), but have mostly just been tracking fertile signs with my chart since his birth in January 2014. Will go back to temping next cycle when we start TTC.

    Age/SO’s Age: 33/31 (together 8 years, married 4 this year)

    POAS/AF Date: January 10th (DH jumped the gun we got one in at O-4 this cycle – I doubt it would do the trick though)

    BFP Plan and/or Known Issues: Just prenatals, charting, OPKs to start. I’ll probably add Calcium and Vitamin D combination too, maybe Omega 3 caps. I have mild PCOS and irregular cycles, but *knock on wood* they aren’t usually too long.

    Link to chart:  MrsPuddingface

    Random question: Let’s try a super positive note to start the year: What was the best thing that happened last year?  We finally bought our first house and it’s been an incredible year because of it. We also treated ourselves to a king-sized bed when we moved in and it’s made life so much cushier!

    Poll question: DOG! We have an almost-6-yr-old boxer dog named Kevin. He’s allergic to pretty much everything, has had a lot of health issues (purebred), and he’s kind of an idiot, but he’s the best. He’s wonderful with my son too, so that’s been a huge bonus.

    Post # 35
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    9818 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    TTC/TTA: TTA until March.  Can’t decide if I should try first thing in March or at the very end.  Looks like I should O March 4.  My trip starts 3/16 so I would basically find out right in the middle of it.  Looks like I am stuck waiting for the end of the month- March 30 is next O day.  Boo, I wish I was just a week behind!!

    CD/DPO: CD 7

    Cycles TTC/Charting: 16 charting

    Age/SO’s Age: 31/32

    POAS/AF Date: AF 1/24

    BFP Plan and/or Known Issues: I had my 2nd ever 11 day LP this last month so hopefully that continues for the next few months!  And I didn’t even take any B6 or anything else to help it this month.  I would like my cycle to finally even out.

    Link to chart: http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/52382a

    Random question: Let’s try a super positive note to start the year: What was the best thing that happened last year?  I would say just my husband’s business.  He owns his own and we definitely struggled with it the first couple of years.  There is a lot of struggle with that and the past few years we have definitely come out of it but each year he does better and better so I think that is the most positive thing.  This last one was definitely the best yet.  We definitely have struggled with redefining our roles and responsibilities since Dear Daughter was born but I think it gets a better after you get out of the first year.  This last year went by so fast.  I think I was just planning my Dear Daughter 1st bday the other day and now she will be 2 in April

    Poll question: I am definitely a cat person.  Even though half of them are assholes.  Just something I love about those little soft poufy kitties and curl up on you.  I do like dogs (well behaved ones haha) but I don’t think we will get one for quite a while since I don’t really have the time or energy to put into it.

     

    Post # 36
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    2853 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

     

    Aqualov:  I have everything crossed for you, hon! It’s crazy how much time you’ve spent on just waiting. FX IVF is the ticket and the only time you spend waiting this year is during your pregnancy!

    ruby26:  I hope you start this year off with some answers and a great plan to bring you to that BFP! 

    NewfieBullet:  HI! Are you TTC again? I don’t see your roll-call. Are you PG?

    MrsAKSkier:  I love that your dog is named Scott! What phase is your little guy in right now? Walking? Talking a lot? My little guy turns 2 in 10 days and he just started a Toy Story obsession – “I want Buzz! I want Buzz!”. Thank goodness there are 3 movies (which I’m sure he thinks is just 1 long one)!

    MattieK:  New year, new cycle….I hope it comes with new hope. 17 cycles is a long-ass time with no explanations for why. I’m sorry. FX you see some pink lines soon!

    arielmerms:  Congrats on your first house! Home ownership is so much fun! FX your authorization gets pushed through quickly so you guys can get started with IVF!

    MrsMellyBean:  Long cycles can be really demoralizing. I hope they start to shorten for you as your body readjusts to life off BCP. Where did you guys go on your honeymoon? 

    Feist:  Your road trip sounds amazing! Can you share a couple of pics?

     

    hogoboom2012:  Family time is amazing, but there’s nothing like having your own space and not feeling the need to always be in host mode! FX you get started on a new plan this month that works better for you!

    Post # 37
    Hostess
    8146 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    ruby26:  Arg, sorry about the temp drop and the Purple box!  So frustrating.  πŸ™  I hope that its wrong though!

    arielmerms:  Congrats again on that awesomely adorable house. I’m sorry about going straight to IVF but it’s all worth it with that baby in your arms. You guys are doing all that you can!! FX for fast authorization!!

    Feist:  I’ve been stalking your chart.  πŸ™‚ FX!!

    MattieK:  FX for answers and a good solid plan at the RE!!!  πŸ™‚ That meme is spot on!

    hogoboom2012:  I’m keeping my fingers crossed for you. That trip sounds pretty amazing!

    kes18:  Ive often wondered how I’ll respond the next time people ask me if I have kids. I might say 1, and answer truthfully his name and birthday, but then if they continue on… we’ll see. Or depending on who is asking, I might just say none. I much prefer to say 1, and leave it alone.  πŸ™‚ Or if we have another baby, i’d say 1 in heaven.

    MrsPuddingface:  Come on PAP and dental.  πŸ™‚ I’ve been FX for you since your chart popped back up on my list despite your TTA haha.

    Post # 38
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    2853 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

     

    livcee:  I’m so sorry for your losses πŸ™ FX you left all that behind in 2015 and 2016 can be full of new life and joy.

    MattieK:  Good luck at the RE today! Those eyes! *swoon*

    Feist:  What a handsome guy! Squirrel!

    FreckledFox:  You have the love of a mother for your child, how could you possibly not warrant the title? He’s not here in body, but I know he’s ever-present in your thoughts and in your heart. You’re a mother in every single way. XOXOXOXOX <3 Thanks, love! Darling Husband went a little crazy O-4 and purposely tried to impregnate me so there’s a tiny chance (I say tiny with my track record, and with the fact he’d literally just gotten out of the hot tub after baking his chonies – his New Year’s Resolution is to give that up until we’re PG) this cycle. I didn’t relate my inner dialogue to him about the things I needed to get out of the way pre-TTC, so it’s my own fault really. Husbands should just KNOW the contents of their wives’ mental lists! πŸ˜‰ Was Christmas kind to you? XOX

    LarLa:  FX your specialist has answers and a plan of action for you!

    Post # 39
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

     Badlands and Custer state park. My camera was stolen right before the trip so I used binoculars to zoom my phone

    Post # 40
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    1382 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    Yellowstone and Grand Tetons – hazy sky bc of forest fires in neighboring states.

    Post # 41
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    1382 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    FreckledFox:  Saratiara2 said it better than I could but I second everything she said ❀️❀️❀️

    kes18:  Yay for starting again soon! Where is your trip to?

    MrsPuddingface:  Lol Kevin is the perfect name for a boxer, I love it!

     

    Post # 42
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    9818 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Feist:  Those pics look great!  Such a pretty area!  We went to SD quite a bit when I was a kid because we have family that live(d) in the area.  We are just going to Vegas on 3/16-3/21.  So excited! 

    Also, DH’s mother is also badgering everyone into taking a trip in February (skiing or cruise).  I like her fine (she’s not a bad person or anything) but I swear she doesn’t understand how hard it is to get 9 adults to be able to all get time off at the exact same time.  She texts poor Darling Husband every other day about trip ideas.  I also don’t think she understands I don’t want to spend all of my vacay time with her.  Plus, I don’t consider traveling with children to be a vacation AT ALL.  It’s not like I would be relaxing the whole time.  I told Darling Husband I’d go as long as he was paying for the thing, cause we are going on our own trip 3 weeks later!!  Every year she tries to badger us into taking 2 or 3+ vacations/weekend trips with her (and most of the vacations are not that appealing to me).  It’s just so EXCESSIVE. 

    I also can’t just blow through all of my saved vacation if I want to get pregnant again since I need to save a good 8 weeks for maternity leave.  I was down to a couple days of vacation/sick after Dear Daughter (I got pregnant right before I started) and just now 2 years later have a good amount saved up again!!

    Post # 43
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    1671 posts
    Bumble bee

    Feist:  We went to French Polynesia, we had 6 days in a cabin on the beach in Raiatea, and then 8 days in an over-the-water bungalow in Moorea. It was beautiful! And Thanks, it’s good to know that my numbers aren’t all bad!

    livcee:  I’m so sorry for your losses, that must be so tough :(. Hoping your AF comes soon so you can get some answers and get your sticky rainbow baby soon!

    MrsAKSkier:  thanks mama. I hope my iphone gets me pregnant soon πŸ˜‰

    MattieK:  your brother’s dog is so cute and fluffy!!! Hoping your appointment goes well today, can’t wait to hear how it goes. And thanks for the hugs- I’m feeling a bit better about it today!

    Feist:  Your dog is beautiful! We have a daschund-chihuahua cross (chiweenie πŸ™‚ ) and she has the daschund webbed toes for hunting badgers, she loves chasing squirrels too (and our cats), but she would make a terrible hunter in the wild.

    LarLa:  glad AF is getting back to normal, the long bleeds sound terrible! Hoping you get your BFP right away so you don’t have to worry about pesky AFs for the next while!!

    FreckledFox:  You are definitely a mom! And a great one at that. Your plans for the new year sound awesome, and I definitely want to do the same, especially with the more water and yoga! 

    kes18:  they aren’t sure yet. I need to wait on the results from my CD3 testing today to confirm that I do have PCOS for sure, and the doctor wanted to see DH’s SA results (which he gets this evening!!) before we come up with a game plan.   Yay for the 11 day LP with no B6- that’s awesome! Sounds like your body is gearing up just in time for you to TTC in March!! Sorry the timing didn’t quite work out with the trip, but on the plus side, you have nice, regular cycles so you don’t need to wait too too long for the next one! πŸ™‚

    MrsPuddingface: thanks!! That is really sweet of you. We went to French Polynesia for two weeks and it was fantastic πŸ™‚ LOL at your Darling Husband trying to impregnate you- hoping the hot tub resolution helps next cycle when you’re officially TTC again!

    AFM, yesterday was kind of terrible. I know it’s silly as PCOS isn’t the worst diagnosis to get (and it hasn’t even been confirmed yet), I just wasn’t expecting to hear that yesterday. I went for dinner and to a show (dirty dancing!) with my mom and sister last night, and during dinner my sister said something about Darling Husband and I needing to go on a romantic vacation and leaving the thermometer at home. I started crying in the middle of the restaurant. I don’t really talk about TTC much with my friends and family, and any time I do, they all feed me the line ‘once you stop trying and just relax it’ll happen’. My sister is done TTC so I think she forgets what it’s like to hear that, and my friends are not at the TTC stage in life so they don’t understand what it’s like when people say that. I can usually just let it go and I don’t let it bother me, but I hadn’t even had time to process the test results yet. I tried to explain a little bit of what was going on but it was pretty tough. Dinner was awkward after that. I would’ve told them eventually, but I needed time to accept everything myself and was so not ready to talk about it yet. Thankfully Darling Husband has been amazing as always through this, so I’m really grateful for that right now.

     

    Post # 44
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    2554 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    MrsAKSkier:  If you’re a weirdo, I am too then! I lurk all the time, I’m still so invested in all you ladies and your TTC journeys!

    FreckledFox:  The F bomb in there makes all the difference!

    MrsPuddingface:  Hi! I was TTC back in Jan (we were thinking 18 months apart) and I got pregnant right away but it was a CP. Two more failed cycles, and a TTA break till September and I got pregnant on that 4th cycle TTC! Due in June! 😊 I just like to chart stalk and lurk and cheer from the side lines!

    Post # 45
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    1382 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    MrsMellyBean:  Thanks! He’s a handsome boy πŸ™‚ Your honeymoon sounds AMAZING! I am so jealous I want to go to Polynesia SO BAD. I’m sorry about that dinner, that sounds so hard. I have no patience for advice from fertile people or those who haven’t tried!

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