I HAVE MY COMPUTER BACK!!!!

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Registered: 06-02-2003
I HAVE MY COMPUTER BACK!!!!
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Sun, 02-01-2004 - 7:02pm
SUPER!!! :) I'm just like a giddy little kid now. Two months of not being able to use my own PC has been driving me nuts. Over winter break it didn't really bother me too much, and my parents were borrowing my monitor because theirs' went kaput, so I finally broke down and told my parents they had to get their own monitor so I could have mine back. They procrastinated, so I had to get stern with them ;). Anyhow, like 3 weeks into school I am finally back in action. At least I don't have any online classes this semester. Whew! So, I should be back here quite often, driving everyone nuts. Haha j/k.

OOoooh, a question for anyone ivillage savvy - how in the world do I find my ivillage website? I created one awhile ago and now it's lost... Any advice?

Well, I have to get back to downloading my 1000's (literally) of spam mails.... ugh, I just need to break down and cancel that email!

Jamie

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Registered: 06-02-2003
Sun, 02-01-2004 - 8:05pm
Ergh... Nevermind, I finally found what I was looking for. So when they revamped, did they get rid of all the websites or what? I can't even find a record of my, except on the old WTT website. And what about email? I can't log into mine!! Sometimes I just hate technology.

Jamie

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Registered: 04-08-2003
Sun, 02-01-2004 - 10:59pm
I don't have an ivillage site, but I know you have to have a hit w/in a certain amount of time or they terminate.

I don't know if it's a hit monthly or what exactly, but I'm guessing that's what happened.

Bonnie


Edited 2/1/2004 11:00:22 PM ET by firstglimpse




"Only when we are sick of our sickness shall we cease to be sick."

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Mon, 02-02-2004 - 9:07am

Ah, the return of another long lost soul...Welcome back!

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Tue, 02-03-2004 - 12:52am
I had a long post last night & so tired I accidently closed it before sending it.

Do NOT stop taking your prenatals. They are important for any woman to take during breeding years, even if your are not TTC. I even took them, at the recommendation of my OB, while on bcp.

You need a 2-month supply of folic acids in your body to make sure you have the recommended amount for pg. Prenatals are just daily multi-vitamins with the correct amount of folic acids & iron.

It's my belief some men will NEVER say they are ready, even if they are. I think they want to keep a door open to be able to blame you if it does not work out alright. I think this is the situation you are in now. I think you need to start being strong & taking action.

(1) Are you on bcp? If you are, get off. He's already said in 1-2 months. It's recommended to wait 1-3 AFs before TTC after bcp's.

(2) If you're not on bcp & not using condoms, then tell him when (the exact date) you are going to stop using your form of bc.... THROW THEM AWAY ON THAT DATE. Tell him to buy condoms by that date. If he does not, then abstain until he does. If he continues to push w/o condoms in the house, remind him you've thrown all other methods away & there is a risk he is choosing to make & your more than welcomed to.

(3) If he his using condoms, well, then, you know the points in which its too difficult for him to reach for a condom. Carefully use those to your advantage. Try positons where its harder for him to use the 'family planning' method. That's how I got pg the first time. After BD dh said, 'oops, I forgot to ask if it was safe.' I said, nope, & rolled off of him. He didn't blame me for the pg, but I knew what I was doing & I knew I was O. I figured I was safe since we had 'sort of' agreed to TTC. Well we agreed he never would say it was time so we had to take risks every now & then.

A part of me wonders if you are completely ready. I think a part of you is pushing it off too and that is why you stopped the prenatals. I think once you are really ready you'll start being more bold in your persuasions. That does not mean you will not freak out once you get a BFP, I certainly did! I cried for days because I was so scared & immediately started missing the non-parent life.

Now I know how wonderful being a parent is & don't think I'll get quite so scared the next time.

Good Luck!

Bonnie




"Only when we are sick of our sickness shall we cease to be sick."

~ Lao-Tzu, from The Tao Te Cheng