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Old Jul 18th, 2012, 11:59 AM   21
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Jess - the Medrol shouldn't interfere at all, especially as you will have been tapering your dose and should only be taking a very small dose the last couple of days. It breaks down in the body pretty darn quickly so by 2-3 days out there will barely be a trace of the steroids. How is the rash responding?

Puppy - did you end up POASing?

I got to talk to DH again last night and he was back at his hotel, awaiting room service and had managed to shower and brush his teeth. I slept SO long and SO hard last night after being exhausted from worry the night before! The poor man will be a bit of a cripple for the rest of the Summer, but I don't care one bit! I have rarely felt so grateful and thankful in my entire life. Plus, we get to celebrate his life and the life of our baby-to-be in 6 days .... we get our 20 week scan on Tuesday! Still team yellow!



 
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Old Jul 18th, 2012, 12:39 PM   22
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Gen - glad your DH is on the mend, and beginning to feel a bit better. And, so exciting that you have your 20 week scan - I can't believe it's coming up already!

I did POAS this morning - BFN as expected. I just wish my temps would do something normal to show ovulation, or AF would show up. I haven't had a proper AF in ages... gah!

Jess - when this happened to you, did you end up getting progesterone to jump start things? Did it work?



 
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Old Jul 18th, 2012, 14:06 PM   23
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Yey for the new thread!!! Finally got access to a proper computer to type!! Puppymom I only temped the month I got pregnant so I will put the pic up when I get home and show you not sure if it will help you or not. Xo

I had a good laugh reading back the posts of the last week Mind you are hilarious!!!! Australians drink alot of tea aswell as the English, but obviousy not so much in summer its cold drinks then. I would offer a 'drink' if someone came over, and we invite people into our homes over here thats pretty normal.

Glad to see everyone is in good places right now FXd for you this month Jess, hope you get pregnant and if not will you wait?xo

Jen you are so tiny and cute, your bump is adorable!!

MrsPeanut glad to hear you are feeling bubs already!! cant wait to see your bump pics

BabyD FXed hope OH comes around!! How is house going?

All good down here in cold rainy Oz. Well its not so bad, on break it was mostly sunny and on those days it was like 19 degrees (66.2 F)or something and only a few days of rain. So thats pretty darn good for the middle of winter. Im starting to get big and a bit uncomfortable. In bed it takes me ages to roll over, damn still got ages to go whats it going to be like then??lol Babies room is all done and set all the furniture etc up, I know its early still but got so excited painting and stuff on break and I want to relax and do nothing after 35 weeks so yeah Ill put a pic up when I get home. Getting a bit of heartburn and wind pain but other than that its all good. Baby kicks me all the time now and Mal can feel it, he loves it. Oh and he loves my body, he is really turned on by me hahahahahahaha Its changing alot!!!! I have just done my week of nights and crossing over to days now. Its 2am and gotta get up at 4am to go to work but cant sleep as usual cause Im used to nights now.

Well hope everyone has good weeks and weekends and enjoys there sunny english holidays for those who are on them!!

Kerry xoxo



 
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Old Jul 18th, 2012, 14:38 PM   24
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Oh gosh Gen Your poor hubbie x Glad he is going to be ok x



 
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Old Jul 18th, 2012, 16:28 PM   25
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Thanks Kerry - looking forward to comparing charts, but moreso the pictures of baby's room!

I have made an appointment to see my doctor on Monday. I am going to ask her about my cycles and what I can do to help them, and perhaps ask for some hormone tests to make sure everything is normal. I have been holding off on this for so long, as I thought my body would sort itself out, but I am ready for a baby, and apparently my body is not! Anyhow, I thought that if things appear to be normal, then maybe I could try vitex or something, but want to do this first. We shall see!



 
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Old Jul 18th, 2012, 17:42 PM   26
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Puppy - I applaud your decision to get some preliminary testing done, it will feel good to take control of SOMETHING!

Baby - thanks for the wishes. I haven't spoken with him today but I just feel sooooo lucky. That man is my soulmate and best friend, and I cannot imagine life without him. I'll be happy as can be once he is back in my arms!

Kerry - Sorry to hear you're already uncomfortable -- it has started to hit me just now and again as well. I'm getting backaches here and there (need to work on my posture!) and it's definitely more difficult to bend over. Honestly the worse is the stupid ligament pains---some days it feels as though they are aching CONSTANTLY! And I CANNOT WAIT for a picture of baby's room. I think you're right to get it done early, while you're still feeling energetic(ish). Will you be having a baby shower?

I definitely have the nursery planned away in my head, but haven't gotten much for it! We already had a nice white Ikea 3 drawer dresser that we are going ot keep in there and put a changing table pad on top because it is the perfect height! I also got one of those 9 cubby hole white storage things (like this: http://www.staples.com/ClosetMaid-Cu...duct-nr_923339) with some cute baskets to go inside. Plan on putting up some other shelving as well, just not quite sure where. And I definitely need to get some storage options for the closet as well!

I really want to order the crib (you guessed it, white) but I think DH's parents might want to pay for it...they mentioned they wanted to buy us SOMETHING....and it would be awesome if they did that (they are well off enough that it's a reasonable thought). Problem is, I don't want to wait much longer to order it because 1) I'm impatient and 2) It may take weeks to get delivered. Okay okay...it's more because I'm impatient. I just want to decorate and set up sooo badly! I'm not sure if it is nesting instinct so much as plain old impatience and wanting a project



 
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Old Jul 18th, 2012, 17:46 PM   27
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Thanks for the info Jen! My rash is responding...slowly. The only real thing helping it is putting an ice pack on it. That stops the itching but it is going away to slowly for my liking. I'm so glad your DH is ok and feeling better. I bet you are as ready for him to be home as he is. And you are still team yellow? I thought you found out the baby was a girl, or at least mostly think its a girl? Don't forget we want pictures of that little baby!

Puppy - Yes I did use progesterone to jump start my cycles. My March cycle lasted 45 days and I had still not ovulated yet so I took progesterone for 12 days. A few days after I ran out AF showed up. I had a nice normal cycle after that and it seems like this cycle is right on track too. I hope that information helps you at your doctors appointment. Good luck and let us know what happens!

Kerry - glad you are doing well! I want to see a picture of this "huge" bump you have You were so tiny in your last picture I doubt you are huge now. I bet you have the perfect baby bump! It sounds like you are having decent winter weather! Sometimes its hard to fathom that different parts of the world are experiencing different seasons. As for TTC, I really want to try for a baby this month but DH is getting cold feet. However, if we do try this month and don't get pg then we will re-evaluate whether or not we want to try in August. If we decide not to then yes we will be waiting until next year. I will keep you guys posted as I should be OV'ing within the next week or so.

Hope everyone is doing well!



 
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Sorry guys I only read the first page, didnt realise everyone had been posting lots.....stupid baby brain.

Jen you mustve been so worried!! Glad Dh is sounding better I bet you cant wait to get him home now poor thing

Jess Glad to hear your rash is getting better I get excema sometimes especially when it is hot, it sucks hey!



 
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Old Jul 19th, 2012, 15:04 PM   29
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Hey ladies xx

Kerry, can't wait to see baby room pics and Gen, glad hubbie on the mend! Jbell, that rash must be driving you slowly bonkers!

Puppy my cycles are wackey too -- good plan with seeing the doctor! You'll have to update with what he says!

I still feel yuk todau -- just all off. My head hurts so much and am still knackered despite sleeping well last night and a 1.5 hr nap earlier -- deffo think I am coming down with something! OH being fab though -- he collected Millie from nursery, cooked the dinner, cleared up after, bathed her and read her a bedtime story! I am so lucky! He is an amazing daddy!



 
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Old Jul 19th, 2012, 19:30 PM   30
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I was bored and surfing through different threads and found this. It was very informational!

Things You Wish You'd Known Before Going To The Hospital

As for my rash, it is still the same at the end of day 4. I've gotten a steroid shot, taken Benadryl every 4 hours and am on a medrol dose pack and nothing is working. I did start putting calamine lotion on about 2 hours ago and that is giving me some relief but the rashes and hives are not dissipating.

Edit: after 3 hours of sleep and waking up with my arms shaking from itching so badly I finally called the nurse line available through my insurance. As we were talking she asked me if I had started using anything new and it hit me! I switched shampoos! It all makes perfect sense. Last night it was getting better but I took a shower and now it's worse than ever. Thats got to be it. Oh please because I'm losing my mind and schools starts in 9 days!!!



 
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