(Closed) Who is starting to TTC within the next month or so?

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Post # 47
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@anotherbee:  Oh your house sounds like my house. We have a 2 bedroom townhome and our spare room is just a catch-all for junk and workout equipment. I’m having Fiance write me a work-out plan (nothing live living with an athelete to whip you into shape hahaha) that I can start slowly and maintain throughout a pregnancy or with a hectic schedule. I would like to lose 10 or so pounds and tone up. I’m not big by any definition, but I am TOTALLY out of shape.

I’m working on giving away some old furniture that we no longer need, so my kid brother is working over his college buddies to see who needs some stuff. Always nice to have the poor college boys to give your leftovers to ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 48
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@MrsCarnival:  omg yes! We have a 3 bedroom mini home and both the spare rooms are junk rooms! DH cleaned out the smallest “office” room a bit. We have the dog kennels in there, and I’d like to clean it all out so we can have it as “their” room after a baby comes, so I can block them in, while still giving them space to play/move around outside of their kennels.

Most of it can probably just be moved out to the shed, but right now, it’s so rainy and the ground hasn’t dried from the snow melt that neither of us want to walk on it to take stuff out!

Post # 49
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@anotherbee:  The biggest problem with our spare room (clutter aside) is the heavy bag, olympic weight bench, and treadmill. I have takers for the TV stand and dresser but we will likely have to clean out/rearrange our garage to accomodate the workout equipment. The treadmill folds up into the clost, so that’s not such an issue, but the bag and weight bench basically take up the whole room.

Our doggies sleep in their beds out in the hallway and they have free run of the main rooms of the house while we’re gone, so not having to worry about kennels is nice.

Post # 50
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@MrsCarnival:  yes, that would be nice. Our pups have seperation anxiety so they poop/chew when we leave them out of their kennels when we’re gone. So it’s better for everyone that they have kennel time ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 51
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@anotherbee:  Awww poor babies. I think my Aussie gets a touch of that when we leave, but not enough to be destructive thankfully. Are your dogs socialized well with babies/kids? That seems to be a hot topic around the boards lately.

Post # 52
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I was a little worried about the dogs & babies thing… but my dogs (2 danes and a mutt) have been around my nieces and nephews since they were very small, and there have been no issues at all.  I also would not leave a baby to crawl around on them unattended, and I intend to teach them very early on how to interact appropriately with dogs.

We’ve only had one “incident” with my 135 pound dane… my niece was maybe 2 and he whacked her in the face with his tail and knocked her down.  He obviously didn’t mean to, and she was ok, but to get up she pulled herself up by his tail and then came around to his face, grabbed his jowels and pulled them open like bat wings and said “Gimme a kiss it all better!” and stuck her face IN HIS MOUTH!  He licked her.  It was the one and only time I’ve ever not known how he’d react!

Post # 53
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@DaneLady:  When our dogs were still puppies we spent some time trying to mimick the type of handling they can expect from toddlers and training them out of reacting. We (gently) tugged ears, fur, limbs, and tails until the only response we got was a “get up and calmly walk away.” It might seem a little cruel and it totally broke our hearts to do it, but it would break my heart even more if I had to get rid of a dog because they snapped at a child.d

That story with your Dan is pathetically cute lol. I can see how those tails could be a force of destruction! Your niece seems to have a solid idea of what dogs meant to do/what was an accident. So nice of her to forgive him Wink

Post # 54
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

yeah, we did the “torture” thing too.  I tugged the ears and tail, put my fingers between his toes, put my hands in his food bowl, took his food bowl away from him while eating, covered his eyes while he’s eating, etc… all from the time I rescued him at 7weeks old.  I have also done these things with my girls, even though both of them were adult dogs when I adopted them.  They all react well to pretty much everything.  I can play with their food and take it away and all I get is a funny look, then they’ll sit and patiently wait for me to give it back ๐Ÿ™‚  Love my pups!

Post # 55
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@MrsCarnival:  My dogs have been around my sisters kids, however not extensively. My DH is a little rough with them (this is a whole other issue), but I tink it’s preparing them well for children.the shih tzu will put our cocker spaniel in her place when cocker spaniel bugs her in her bed, but I mimic those actions, haul her out while she’s sleeping, etc and she just rolls over for me.

Since they were puppies, we’ve worked to avoid resource guarding, and regularly pick up unannounced, take away toys while in their mouths, put hand in food dish while eating etc, and we’ve never gotten a reaction out of them, other than being stared at with big brown eyes.

I don’t anticipate any issues with our pups but I plan to do more training with them once we get KU, and I also plan to have a baby doll in the house to teach them to leave it alone.

I also am going to try and get them to leave the baby stuff alone by washing it with different laundry soap and teaching them that smell means “leave it”…we’ll see how I make out with that one…

EDIT: I maul them pretty bad anyways, I clean their ears weekly, cut my shih tzu’s face hair with scissors, cut the fur between their toes, files their nails, etc, and they do nothing but squirm.

Post # 56
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We’re getting married in September, but I just went to the Dr. today to get the skinny on what I should do now.  I’m an older bride (41) so we decided I’d stop the pill and start charting.  And if we get preggers before the wedding, then hurray.  It’s better than not getting preggers at all.  Bring on the practicing!!

Post # 57
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@DaneLady:  Nice. We did the food training as well so that they don’t get possessive over that kind of stuff. Same with toys. People look at us like we hung them by their legs when we tell them how they were socialized for kids, but it’s really for the benefit of everyone. I get the funny/sad eyes as well hahaha.

 

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@anotherbee:  Sounds like you’ve got a pretty good handle on training. I clip their nails and trim their fur at home as well so I think they’re pretty used to a little rough handling every now and then. Also, a couple of my friends have recently had kids/babies and I’m pretty pleased with how my pooches have responded in their presence. I think we’ll be in good shape once our time rolls around.

Post # 58
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@NewMrsAnderson:  Oooh good luck ๐Ÿ™‚

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@MrsCarnival:  Why would anyone side eye treating your dogs exactly as a child would?  Whatevs, I guess a lot of people don’t even bother training them at all so they just don’t get it :/

Post # 59
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@DaneLady:  I have no idea. People are nosy busy-bodies with nothing better to do than decide what’s best for everyone else. At least that’s what I assume.

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@NewMrsAnderson:  Heeeeey at least this is something that’s REALLY FUN to practice!

Post # 60
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

bump! Who’s joining in on the June POAS club? I am, but I don’t have very high hopes, unless I get my hands on clomid on Jun 19th!

Post # 61
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@anotherbee:  I am too. This is our first month of TTC, so I don’s expect to get KU, but I know I will still be sad if it doesn’t work.

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