DECEMBER 2016 POAS

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Post # 241
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

habzrule :  That’s definitely still something to celebrate 🙂

Post # 243
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Anxiously awaiting my official POAS time about 6 hours from now! Had 2 squinters yesterday!!

Post # 244
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I guess my eyes were playing tricks on me yesterday– BFN today. Not giving up yet, though, because it’s still early. 

Post # 245
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016 - Sussex, UK

We didn’t get to BD because of Darling Husband being ill so only a couple of times at the very start of my FW. So the cramps I’m feeling today are no surprise.  99% sure AF will be arriving in a few days. Not overly concerned as it means I don’t have to make up excuses for Christmas and New year events as to why I’m not drinking. 

Post # 246
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

bjenmomma :  you already know, but I’m calling this my official BFP! 

Post # 247
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016 - Sussex, UK

jbbird :  Congrats 😊. How did your SO react?

Post # 248
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

ROLL CALL

Your age/partner’s age: 26/30

Baby #: 1

Current Cycle Day/DPO:  40/?? not sure

Ovulation Date: ?? 

POAS Date: Dec 12th 

Usual Cycle Length: 35 days

Cycles Trying: 3

BFP Plan (BD timing, charting, prenatals, supplements, etc.): BD timing and temping

Trying anything new this month? No opks and temping but not recording. Mostly looking for a temp dip now

And a fun question, what holiday traditions do you plan to do with your kids? 

I saw this on fb and I love it! 

 

In our family, we have a special way of transitioning the kids from receiving from Santa, to becoming a Santa. This way, the Santa construct is not a lie that gets discovered, but an unfolding series of good deeds and Christmas spirit.

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When they are 6 or 7, whenever you see that dawning suspicion that Santa may not be a material being, that means the child is ready.

I take them out “for coffee” at the local wherever. We get a booth, order our drinks, and the following pronouncement is made:
“You sure have grown an awful lot this year. Not only are you taller, but I can see that your heart has grown, too. [ Point out 2-3 examples of empathetic behavior, consideration of people’s feelings, good deeds etc, the kid has done in the past year]. In fact, your heart has grown so much that I think you are ready to become a Santa Claus.

You probably have noticed that most of the Santas you see are people dressed up like him. Some of your friends might have even told you that there is no Santa. A lot of children think that, because they aren’t ready to BE a Santa yet, but YOU ARE. Tell me the best things about Santa. What does Santa get for all of his trouble? [lead the kid from “cookies” to the good feeling of having done something for someone else]. Well, now YOU are ready to do your first job as a Santa!”

Make sure you maintain the proper conspiratorial tone.
We then have the child choose someone they know–a neighbor, usually. The child’s mission is to secretly, deviously, find out something that the person needs, and then provide it, wrap it, deliver it–and never reveal to the target where it came from. Being a Santa isn’t about getting credit, you see. It’s unselfish giving.
My oldest chose the “witch lady” on the corner. She really was horrible–had a fence around the house and would never let the kids go in and get a stray ball or Frisbee. She’d yell at them to play quieter, etc–a real pill. He noticed when we drove to school that she came out every morning to get her paper in bare feet, so he decided she needed slippers. So then he had to go spy and decide how big her feet were. He hid in the bushes one Saturday, and decided she was a medium. We went to Kmart and bought warm slippers. He wrapped them up, and tagged it “merry Christmas from Santa.” After dinner one evening, he slipped down to her house, and slid the package under her driveway gate. The next morning, we watched her waddle out to get the paper, pick up the present, and go inside. My son was all excited, and couldn’t wait to see what would happen next. The next morning, as we drove off, there she was, out getting her paper–wearing the slippers. He was ecstatic. I had to remind him that NO ONE could ever know what he did, or he wouldn’t be a Santa.

Over the years, he chose a good number of targets, always coming up with a unique present just for them. One year, he polished up his bike, put a new seat on it, and gave it to one of our friend’s daughters. These people were and are very poor. We did ask the dad if it was ok. The look on her face, when she saw the bike on the patio with a big bow on it, was almost as good as the look on my son’s face.

When it came time for Son #2 to join the ranks, my oldest came along, and helped with the induction speech. They are both excellent gifters, by the way, and never felt that they had been lied to–because they were let in on the Secret of Being a Santa.”

#LoveWhatMatters

 

I am pretty frustrated with my irregular and long cycle. I feel like I should be testing positive at this point if I were to have conceived this month. Now it’s just a waiting game. If there is no af in 4-5 days I will test again. 

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Post # 249
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Buzzing bee

I’m out :(. Let myself get kind of down this month so I might take next month off from the thread.  Good luck everyone!!

Post # 250
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Helper bee

I’m out. 

I had some nasty evaps on Wondfo’s this cycle, I must have got a bad batch. There was definitely a shadow of a line before 10 minutes, and when they dried there was the very tip of a pink line that petered out. Just a warning to the rest of you! 

I’ve got wine and a new kitten at home waiting for me so that’s my AF celebration(?). He got into my back last night as I was stretching:

I also missed the last question on the roll call, which is still one I can answer!

Any names picked out? 

None of these are choices we are set on, but ones I like!

Boy: Silas, Everett, Owen

Girl: Grace, Sadie, Lyra, Briar

Post # 251
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

herrera2016 :  I bloody love that! I will absolutely using that on my future children, what a beautiful was to encourage the spirit of giving and caring for others!

Post # 252
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

herrera2016 :  This is so amazing!! I am definitely going to be doing this with my children! What a great message this sends.  Absolutely love it! 

Post # 253
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

dachshundpup15 :  I do too! And we really didn’t want to lie to our kids about Santa, but we also wanted to let them have fun believing. We had already decided our kids would not get big toy like gifts from Santa. Santa would bring things like a new backpack, new shoes, or a lunch box or  books. And mom and dad would buy the xboxes or whatever. Plus I love that it teaches then to give/do not for the credit but because it will help someone. Sort of along the lines of do the right thing even if no one is watching. 

Post # 255
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

herrera2016 :  This is beautiful and I definitely want to do something like this with our kids. The lesson of giving without expecting something in return is SO important!

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