Holiday cards

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Registered: 09-29-2010
Holiday cards
Thu, 12-02-2010 - 8:40pm

I feel like I just got over my friends' kids' Halloween pics and I realized that holiday cards with people's annoyingly cute kids smiling at me in some cheesy sweater are on their way. I feel like doing something crazy like emailing my friends with kids to tell them not to send me a holiday card. But of course, I won't. And, because I'm a masochist, I'll probably still check the mail every day as usual instead of having my husband do it. Ugh! Such a bummer for the holidays! The days where I hung everyone's cards up by our stockings seems like a distant memory.

That's my rant for the day... AF is due next weekend, and I'm hoping she doesn't arrive so I get an early Christmas present, but that's kind of like when I was 5 and asked for a pony for Christmas...

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Registered: 04-12-2010
Thu, 12-02-2010 - 8:55pm

-promptly runs your mailbox, removes all cutsie kid cards and puts in a pony :smileywink:-

I know what you mean. For some stupid reason I got it in my head to make a scrapbook for my sister of her daughter. I suppose I thought of it when I thought I would be pg for the holidays but now that I said I will I cant stand not to finish it.

I hope AF stays away and if not I hope that pony really does come!


"Even miracles take a little time." ~ Fairy Godmother: Cinderella

TTC since April 2009

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Thu, 12-02-2010 - 8:58pm

I totally feel your pain.

Jemma (35) and DH, (37). Married October 13, 2007 and TTCing since April 2008. Dealing with PCOS, swollen tubes, and also MFI. Committing myself to getting healthy and losing weight in preparation for IVF later in 2012.

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Registered: 06-05-2010
Fri, 12-03-2010 - 7:30am
Y'all are going to have to re-read what you wrote when you're sending out those Christmas photo cards of yourselves, the DH and the kids smiling like goons in your matching Christmas ensembles! :). As far as I can tell, all parents are obnoxious...and I think each and everyone of us will be just as obnoxious, if not more so cuz it was so much harder for us to get a junior. It is hard, though. Beyond any doubt, we wouldn't think twice about any of that, but IF just makes us so sensitive to just about anything involving kids, I know I speak from experience, unfortunately.
KayLa (36)... so many fertility issues betweeen DH and I. Diagnosed with Hashimoto's.
TTC naturally since June 2009
IVF #1 November 2010...BFP....early M/C
FET #1 April 2011...BFP...beta 10, 29, 460.
Heartbeat seen via u/s.
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Fri, 12-03-2010 - 1:48pm

I know what you mean.

~ Meron born 12-09-11 after 3 1/2 years of TTC, IUIs and IVF.
~ #2 on the way(!) and due 06-06-13.

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Mon, 12-06-2010 - 6:07pm

Thanks for the dose of positivity jem-faerie!!