I'm not sure, he's apparently liked it since Heroes was first out on TV, and after having me watch it on Netflix, it renewed his interest in the name. I think he just came up with the pickup line to be funny with his family, lol. They just rolled their eyes. They all like the name though, because his grandpa's name was Wes, so they're saying they can call him that... which he hates and might discourage his choice of West. We've been talking about names since the first pg... we can't seem to agree on many!
I'm completely with you on the day needing to hurry up!
Stef: I think West is cute. Perhaps both of you need to make a list without each other's help then compare. If the same name(s) show up then they make it to the next level. Not sure what the strategy is if no names are the same.
I just thought I would pop in and say hello. I have been thinking of you all and have tried to read to keep up with whats going on with you. Big huge congrats to all of you. I am really truly very excited that your rainbow babies have found you!! Meli and Vegas I haven't congratulated you personally yet. I have been rooting for all of you in the background even though I haven't posted for awhile. When I read about your bfp's I was almost as excited as I would have been if it was my own!!
Things have been a bit tough for me over the last few months. I guess I needed to take a break from BnB although it wasn't really planned. For some reason I just wasn't able to post. I would come on here, read your posts and just couldn't find words to respond. The longer I didn't post the harder it got.
In February after my round of provera, clomid and the trigger shot af got me at day 25 (which never happens). The blood test said based on my progesterone levels I didn't even ovulate. That was pretty devastating to me because with the trigger shot ovulation pretty much always happens. I had been so sure I had based on how I felt. I had a nice big follicle and everything looked good. No idea why it didn't happen. My doctor said it was possible I did ovulate and my progesterone just dropped really fast after ovulation. 7dpo it was at 1.8 (should have been at least 15 based on the medicated cycle). There is no way a baby is going to stick at that level!!
I decided I needed to take a break from ttc. I cut out gluten and dairy completely (as I had testing that showed I had a major intolerance which was causing inflammation which is bad for ttc). We didn't ttc at all in March. I starting taking some more supplements and between the doctor and the pharmacist we decided I needed progesterone supplementation. I starting taking prometrium (the natural form of progesterone most commonly used) in May. I had to force my cycle to start again because after the 25 day cycle in February it was 50+ days and nothing was happening. We decided we would ttc again that cycle and I took the clomid. I had a major allergic reaction to the Prometrium (to the peanut oil carrier in the pill) and ended up in the emergency room (I was out of town for a conference when that happened). I had to stop the prometrium and switch to a specially made plain progesterone pill. They said despite the allergic reaction I could still do the trigger shot this month.
I tried really hard not to get my hopes up but you know how that goes. I was optimistic that the progesterone would be the magic my body needed and maybe this would be my month. Yesterday af arrived (earlier than expected as it was only 11-12 days after I would have ovulated...based on my tracking tests I am pretty sure of when I ovulated). I guess its good that the tracking showed I ovulated but I must say I was pretty devastated yesterday when I realized af was making an early appearance. So onto the next cycle.
I am trying to stay positive but it has been a pretty tough couple of months for me. I think the fact that June is just around the corner makes it just a little harder. My due date would have been June 28. I guess there is still one more chance that I could get my bfp before then. You guys give me hope. I am so glad that you all got your bfp's before your angel's due dates. I am hoping that some of the JAB baby dust will rub off on me!! I have made my 1st follicle tracking appointment for June 3. I will take the clomid starting tomorrow. I will just keep on trying. Maybe June will be my month!!
Anyways, I just wanted to let you guys know that even though I haven't been around that I am still thinking about you all. This ttc journey can be a tough one and your support has meant a lot to me. I had a bit of a meltdown last night. Seeing af really let me know how much my hopes were up this month. I know that I need to let it out. I really hate to bring my troubles to such a positive thread where you all are doing so well. I guess I was hoping to have some good news to share before I came back and posted again. I realized that I shouldn't wait and hold it all in. I hope you guys don't mind me coming back here after all this time.
Aww Vegas, I'm so happy that you're appointment went really well and that you heard the HB! Do you feel positive about this pregnancy and your scan more after hearing that? Funny that you haven't thought of names, you seem like such a cool character, between that and keeping the pregnancy a secret, I'm bloody neurotic compared to you, I think of names in my sleep!
Stef, yaaay for feeling movements, I too have been having the bubble weird type feeling the last couple of days and have been thinking it's baby too! The name West is quite cute but it's practically unheard of here in the UK, is it common there? I'm struggling so much with boy's names, quite like Cole but don't love it!
Meli, about the siggy, it wouldn't let me add all of the BFPs on seperately so I thought I'd just revamp the siggy, I've changed 'got our rainbows' to 'growing' though as we can't take anything for granted sadly! Okay, so I'll get OH to do a bump piccy of me this evening and I'll put it up! My bump feels particularly big tonight, as I've just polished off the Friday fish and chips! Sorry about your swollen ankles and feet btw. I myself have a condition in my left foot and ankle where it is permanently swollen so I know exactly how you feel, it's very uncomfortable! The sore boobs are a good sign, mine aren't as sore anymore but they were for quite a few weeks, just like that! The charm was a good idea, I bet it's really pretty! Sorry , what's the pepcid for again Meli? I thought you meant that pink medicine stuff for indigestion at first!
Angel, I changed my mind on the pram, still went with a maclaren but got this one...
I had to order both and refuse the one I didn't want at delivery. I was really annoyed cos the day after I bought it they released a really good 15% code, I emailed them and they refunded the difference! So with that code in mind I went for the above one with a cosy sheepskin liner to go in it, they both arrived today and I absolutely LOVE it and so does Eva, she wouldn't get out of it and kept putting her dolly 'Pinky' in it! Hey, I just googled the one you want, it's really smart! I never used to be fussed about prams but I'm getting more into it now with this baby, the whole point of the maclaren is to only buy one pram throughout but i can feel myself wanting more which is silly! Do you think you'll need a double for definite? I'm hoping to boot Eva out now! Love the bump pic and the crazy cheesy smile even more! It cheered me up!
Jenkb123, hi there! We thought you and jennc had disappeared completely! Good to see you back and I'm so sorry to hear you've been having a hard time I hope you get ypur BFP really soon, it's heartbreaking getting AF every month, I only waited 4 months and it felt like a lifetime and each time it takes a little bit more from you. We are here always on this thread as you know, the support is here for you!
afm, I have been taking some meds for my digesting problem and pooing problem and as you know things are looking a bit better! I actually feel like my energy has come back a lot more today and I kind of feel now like it was maybe the constipation that has been making me feel sluggish and really tired, I have 'Lactalose solution' and 'Gaviscon advanced' and they seem to be a good combo! I've also bought some fruit and fibre for breakfasts so I'm swapping my toast with peanut butter for that and fruit, I know it's not rocket science but I'm not all that good with my diet etc.
I'm just enjoying a nice break from putting Eva to bed, as OH is doing it tonight, he works every evening at home from monday to Thursday so I do it all week and it's tiring as I wait outside her room for her to drop off, it's really uncomfortable and boring but luckily I have the ipad to keep me company. I only just figured out how to take the sound off the keyboard so I can use that time to reply on here now, bonus!
Jenk: it is so good to hear from you! We've all been wondering how you've been doing. I'm so sorry that things haven't been going very smoothly for you, but you are doing everything you can. Seeing as you've been reading through the thread you may have seen that taking a month off or moving to a new house has been highly successful for all of us. I really do feel like the stress of ttc works against us like nothing else. It will happen for you!
I just wanted to let you all know that I don't know how much I will be posting until Tues. My internet is not really working. I have hacked into someone else's wifi to get on tonight. Hopefully they will fix it soon, but with it being a holiday weekend, I can see the office not getting to it until Tues. I will miss you all!
Stef, Blake is so funny! I like the name West and Wes. I agree with Vegas, amke separate lists and then come together and see what you can come up with.
Jasmine, cute bump!!! That sheep skin sounds lovely! I am glad they gave you that % refunded. I already have a double since I baby sit that boy. I have a front back version and I hate it though! It won't even fit in my trunk! I am glad you are getting a bed time break! I love when Jeff does Carter's bed time. I am also glad you think you have found a solution to the constipation. Constipation can cause sluggishness, so you may be right!
Meli, I hope you trip to Vegas went well and can't wait to hear from you!
Vegas, how was your weekend?
Jenk, I am sorry you have had a hard time. I will say a few extra prayers for you. And then another extra for it to be in June! Of course we don't mind you returning! I hope you will feel okay posting a bit more in the future.
Vegas, I've been making a list of names, he's poo poo'd most of them! Lol. He randomly just starts spitting out names and most of them I say no to. I think he's pretty set on West, though, since it seems to be sticking. I think it's cute, too, it's just a matter of it going with his last name (Wolz, pronounced "walls"). The WW is throwing me...
jenkb, so sorry you're having such a hard time. We definitely don't mind you coming back, we've been wondering how you were doing. Vegas is right, the stress of ttc can be a bitch (that part being my loose interpretation of her words )
Jasmine, West is pretty unheard of here, too! I think that's part of why he likes it. I really like the name Cole! Glad you have some energy back! Yay for the bump! So cute!
AFM, West has become, to Blake, "West Wolz, billionaire lady's man superhero mogul."
He suggested another name for a girl last night that we both like - Rory.
So I'm still sick. Think it turned into a sinus infection, tmi - snot was green on Saturday. Texted my midwife and she can't prescribe meds for that, she suggested grapefruit seed extract, which I already had because I was taking it a few months ago. I'm convinced it's what got me through the flu so quickly (3 days when everyone around me took 2 weeks). The green stuff started clearing up right away and I started feeling better. Slept most of the weekend, still feeling bleh, but better than I was last week. Just can't wait for it to all clear up...
Had a second dry heaving incident this morning (not sure if I posted about that before). Apparently, when it didn't bother me in the past, if I hit my gag reflex (brushing my tongue you dirty perverts! lol j/k), not only do I gag, but if I hit it just the right away, it makes me heave for a good 3-4 minutes. Bleh! At that point I'd rather just throw up and get it over with! I texted Blake about it and he says, "be careful, that probably stresses the baby out quite a bit." Like I can control it and like babies in the womb never experience their mommies throwing up lol oh Blake.
Sooo happy for a 4 day work week this week. Can we just cut it to 4 hours?
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