Yay for "hardcord ttc" Lilrojo! And hope you caught that eggie Trix!
And I don't think Ive had a chance to congratulate Hispirtits - I was off this thread of a long time, so I know it's very belated. But huge congrats nonetheless!
Claire, that's great that you enjoyed your return to work. I find I like being at work too (although of course miss Eli), but I find it makes things harder at home, as Im often worried/stressed about work when I'm not there. Does your mom always take care of him when you are at work. If so that is so great!
Sorry abt AF Lilrojo!! Best of luck this time around!!
Claire, glad you had an easy transition going back to work. Seems crazy that you all get a whole year off, and here we're lucky to get 12 weeks!! I must say that it would probably be harder the longer I waited to go back though, so I guess it's ok.
Working, where are you in your TTC journey? TWW? Waiting to ov? Just curious. Good luck though.....
I've been feeling well so far. I got a call from the dr office Friday (which scared me to death!!). But they called to tell me that i had some bacteria in my urine, so now am on antibiotics. So those are making me a bit queasy. Only 10 more days till my first scan!! Can't wait!!
Today is my birthday. 29 yrs old!! But I spent it at my friends' 3 yr olds bday party. We share the same birthday. Worked out well though since I actually got to eat birthday cake on my birthday!!
I'm feeling very bloated an had a bloody nose this morning !! These are signs to me ... But not sure when I ovulated.... Me and oh discussed having another and although he was hesitant I think the ntnp is the route he would prefer!!! But some men are clueless, I told him he would need to wear a raincoat mid cycle but he hates them so we will see!! After all of that we had a silly row abt stupid stuff and now I'm giving him the silent treatment lol
Happy Birthday Lady!! You're the same age as me now, though I'll be turning 30 in march
Its weird how the maternity leave works here, I was on the basic maternity pay and basically you get paid for 9 months but you can take up to a year off but the last 3 months are unpaidm but your work still have to keep your job open for you or something like that?!
I'm really lucky Workingttc, my mum looks after Darcey for me the whole time I'm at work. I don't have to find or pay for any childcare. MY mum loves it and so does Darcey. My parents live just up the road from me, it has made things much easier for us. Does Eli go to nursery?
Goodluck Trixie, sounds promising Thanks for asking about hubby and I. Things are getting better all the time, he's trying really hard. Our marriage has improved in some ways, he's like a different man sometimes...in a good way. I hope it continues
How are the party plans coming along?
Good luck with hard core ttc lil, does this mean legs in the air after and lying down for a while or were you doing this anyway? Infact, is anyone doing that kind of thing to help gravity on its way, or letting nature take its course?
Happy birthday, Lady! I'm not sure where I am in my cycle, honestly. I'm pretty sure I'm about 4 dpo, but I keep getting what looked like positive opks (doing that and the cbfm this month) so who knows? Guessing my cycle may be a bit weird this month since it's the first one off bcp. Planning to test this weekend, if I can hold out that long
Claire that's lovely. My mom watches Eli one day a week, but we have a nanny part time as well (I work part time). Our nanny is wonderful, so I'm very lucky, but it would be soooo nice if my mom could do it all the time! She's a bit older though and with Eli being soooo active I think it'd be too much for her!
I'm not even sure where wrote in last so I know I am missing some stuff!
Happy belated bday ladyl!!!! I hope you had a relaxing day and I'm glad you got some cake! Can't wait to hear about your scan!
Lilrojo, sorry you missed the egg last month I hope this month is it for you! TTC sounds so fun again but I had forgotton how horrible it is to have to wait another whole month before testing again!! I wish our cycles were two weeks total. That would be much more doable. Good luck this month!!
Working, how strange that you are getting positive opks. ANy idea why? Could you have delayed ovulation, or could you maybe be pregnant already?!?!? Looking forward to hearing the results- fingers are crossed for you!
Trixie when you do test?? Bloating and bloody nose!! Two very good signs!!! can't wait to hear! Can't believe everyone is ttc again!! Where has the time gone?? Is conor walking? Does life get harder when they walk?? Oh I have a question for you. As a HV, do you check head circumference. I measured giadas and she is over the 100th percentile. i had read that it is not a concern unless it grows very fast, and hers did from like 2-4 months. She jumped from like 50th percentile to 100th percentile, but so did her height. Her height is also above 100th percentile. I have to take her soon to the pediatrician, but was wondering if it was only a concern if it didn't match her height. Not sure if you guys even measure head circumference but I thought I'd ask in case you do!
Claire so glad things are going well with dh! ANd so glad you are enjoying work. I miss work, but I don't miss the commitment to it! Darcey is quite the chatterbox!! Giada doesn't say ANY words yet! She says mama and dada, but not to us. I try to get her to say mama, and she mimics my mouth movements and at first nothing comes out and then baba comes out lol. I think we have a ways to go. She's a lot like dh who was late at everything, so I need to be patient!
Dreamer how are you? I hope you are having a wonderful time! I think you asked why I was tracking my cycles. I have a cervical ectropian which causes me to bleed all through the two week wait sometimes, so it was so hard to figure out my cycle. The month before last dh forgot to pull out and I was pretty sure it was ovulation day so I was kinda freaking out. (would have been happy to get a bfp, but not the best timing right now) After tracking it this month I think I was right about my ovulation time, and we may have gotten it on the day or just missed it by a day. No bfp so either way it was fine, but it was weird to test again!
How are you hispirits? THanks for the words of encouragment. I feel better about things as giada seems to progress, she has just been a bit late with a few of the things. I get worried that she will never do them, but then she always does. Patience is a virtue I guess..I wish I had more lol! HOw are you feeling?? You are getting close!!!
Giada has taken a few small steps over the past few days, so I assume that will progress over the next month. She still needs six bottles a day, equaling about 40 oz. I tried to cut her down and she was waking up every other night. I know a few times it was from teething, but other nights she was just hungry. Before cutting her down to 5 bottles she hadn't woken up once at night for about 6 weeks. She eats a bunch at meal time, especially lunch and dinner, so I am just going to keep her at 6 right now and see what the dr says. She seems pretty healthy and happy so I can't imagine that continuing for a bit longer like this will cause problems. I assume as she eats more during the day that she will not take as much milk. I guess I'll have to wait and see. Either way if she is going to want a bottle I'd rather give it to her during the day than middle of the night!!
HOpe everyone else is well. I am suffering from terrible allergies and have developed a cough from it. Allergies are known to be horrible where I live and every time it rains I get an attack, and this time it rained and then the winds picked up. Hoping they will calm down soon. Hope everyone else is avoiding the cold/flu that is going around too!
Aw wish my mum could watch Erin but she'll be going to nursery for all 4 days I'm working. That's great the people whos parents do help.
Happy belated birthday ladyl. Hope you are feeling less queasy now and the antibiotics have done their thing. Crazy to think you're going to have your first scan before ive even gone home.
Hispirits gutted to hear about the piles. There's so much no one tells you about pregnancy and labour lol. can't believe you're half way through.
Sorry to hear af got you lilrojo, good luck for this cycle and good for you for hardcore TTC LOL. I barely have a sex drive still, hoping its because of bf and will come back when I stop feeding. We're down to 3 feeds a day now. Morning, before bed and then one short one at some point in the night (stopping that soon). She's less interested now and used to have 40 min feeds, now she gets distracted after 10 or so, so none of the feeds are massive. Which is good for her going to nursery. Need to start introducing cows milk now as well.
Stranj wow on giadas first steps that's fab. Erin is walking added with a push along trolley and can stand for a couple of seconds by herself, but I'm not encouraging walking at the mo as daddy is desperate for her to wait til we get back to the UK! Sorry to hear about your allergies stranj hope you're feeling better soon
All good here, there's been a few 40c days, which has been blimin hot but Erins coping great. Had a cute little party for her, she's such a sociable baby she was charming everyone and will go to anyone now so it was cuddles all round (makes me feel much happier about nursery, I think she'll love it). We had a fab day at the zoo as well, she loved seeing all the animals. We've had a family photo shoot done and have got some amazing pictures from it.
Hi girls, have been so busy this week as I'm off work for his lordships birthday!! Lol ... Haven't done anything special but cleaning up and trying to declutter the house if baby things!! Conor's room is redone.... So now he has a nice bookcase and is more toddler friendly!!!
Glad everyone is well... Stranje hope your allergies clear up soon?? Conor is walking well now and gets more confident each day.... But still would grab your hand for walkies!!!!
He doesn't say much yet... Mama dada but has a whole conversation in a different language!! He points to loads of stuff and recognises pictures and objects...
Head circumference isn't a worry unless it isn't in proportion to the height or weight so don't worry...
Was a bit hasty and tested!!! Bfn off course but I'm only either 5 dpo or 8 dpo ish... Lol!!
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