December Roll Call

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December Roll Call
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Fri, 11-30-2012 - 8:45pm

 Roll call is a place to chat and share. I'm hoping to see all of our friends stop in and say hello. Would love to hear from our friends that are "reading only: for now too.

Name, age, spouse and age

Cycle day

how are you trying? Natural, IUI, are you takig vitamins, herbs?

Anything else you would like to share.

Baby dust to all here!

Vickie

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Thu, 12-06-2012 - 11:59pm
Ava, when does DH return? Are you having any symptoms of approaching O? I'm thinking FX for you this weekend!

Lilypie Angel and Memorial tickers

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Thu, 12-06-2012 - 7:59pm

Sorry about your loss, Annemarie. :( Sorry it took so long to tell you so but I couldn't post!!! :(

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Thu, 12-06-2012 - 7:51pm

Krista,

That was such a beautiful story.  I certainly hope when it is my time that I am surrounded by my family members and pets that have passed on.  Thank you for your words. 

Vickie-I am sorry that you also have "anniversaries" at this time of year.  I wouldn't wish that on anyone else. 

Well ladies it is up to us to hold each other up and carry on.  I love this forum, as so many of us have similar experiences and can comiserate with one another.  All of the great paths in life have obstacles, let's help each other through our rough spots.  Hugs and love to everyone!

Annemarie

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Wed, 12-05-2012 - 11:53pm

Krista, Im laughing about the poas party, but Im crying about your beautiful story of Bampa and Will and your grandmother. thank you for sharing it, it has given me some solace too.

I think skyping is a great idea, make sure you post here straight away for the ttc'er down under!!!

Ava

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Wed, 12-05-2012 - 11:36pm
Thanks Ava! I'm hoping to hold off until Friday. Maybe Vickie and I should Skype while we have our POAS party. LOL!

Lilypie Angel and Memorial tickers

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Wed, 12-05-2012 - 11:34pm
Hi Annemarie, I'm so sorry to hear about you losing your dad, your baby and Pinky all at this time of the year. That would make me so overwhelmingly sad:( I'm sending gentle hugs to surround you and hopefully lift your spirits. My grandfather passed away right after New Year's two years ago, and last New Year's was really hard for me. I'll tell you a little story, and maybe it will bring you some comfort as it did to me...I found out at my 12 week scan and resulting CVS that my little boy had Trisomy 18 along with hydrops fetalis. All the doctor's words just blurred together as they said, "100% fatal", "incompatable with life", "life threatening to continue with the pregnancy", etc., etc. DH and I decided to put Will and myself in God's hands and let Will stay with us as long as God saw fit. About two excruciatingly long weeks later, my grandmother called me and said that she wanted to tell me something, but that I needed to sit down first. She had been in yoga that morning and as she was in the final resting pose, she saw my grandfather, Bampa, standing in front of her. (He had passed away the previous New Years.) She said he seemed so real that she felt she could reach out and touch him. She even said he was wearing a brown windbreaker that she had never seen before! Bampa was standing with his arms out in front of him like he was waiting to receive something; and he had such a look of peace and happiness on his face. She started crying (and so did I) as she said, "Krista, I just know he is waiting for Will." Several days later, I had an appt. to check on Will and we saw on the u/'s that he had passed away:( The doctor was able to calculate when his heart stopped beating, by measuring him, and wouldn't you know it...Bampa wasn't waiting for Will; he was sent to get him! That day was also Bampa's birthday...I can only imagine the party in heaven celebrating Bampa's birthday and Will's arrival. So...I would be willing to bet that your daddy is holding your little baby right now, just waiting for you to meet him/her, and maybe Pinky is playing with your baby as well:) More hugs coming your way! Krista

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Wed, 12-05-2012 - 11:24pm

Thanks so much Krista.

And am so hoping you have a little surprise waiting as we speak, your symptoms sound so promising, my fx actually I have everything is x'd for you. keep me posted on when you poas. 

Hoping you catch that golden egg.

Ava

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Wed, 12-05-2012 - 11:10pm
Hi Ava, I read your earlier post this morning but didn't get to reply because I was dashing out the door...and didn't make it back home for most of the day--but I thought of you a lot today! Your news from the ob/gyn sounds wonderful! And how great that you have a doctor who supports your TTC rather than discourages you:) I'm so happy you found this doctor. I'm holding off on FX for you until hubby gets home this weekend:) Hugs! Krista

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Wed, 12-05-2012 - 11:08pm

Hi Ladies,

Vickie, thanks so much for the well wishes and yes it is like there is a big load off my mind, because its not all speculation, there are no quick fixes but at least I will have much more solid information to make decisions around.  Hows your cycle going, I think you and Krista are cycle buddies, please keep us posted on the poas party!!  I am still laughing about the time your wrote to me in an effort to get me to test,  "of course I love any and all  excuses to poas" at the time I was, as usual, procrastinating on testing.  I think I must be the only ttc'er in the world who stalls at the ideas of testing early.!! lol.  However, have done my first OPK, and I could read it really clearly. It was a negative thank goodness, I so don't want to O until dh gets back.

Anne-Marie, I meant to say in my previous post, my condolences for Pinky, it is like losing a member of the family, Im so sorry.

The party for your mum sounds like it went off beautifully, what a great daughter you are, even an Elvis imperonator, I so wish I had been there, I would have been stepping on all the blue suede shoes!!!, (insert a deep Elvis voice here) thank ya, thank ya very much (hip circle and arm gesture to the ceiling).

I hope now that things can settle down a bit for you will be able to regroup and feel more in control of the directions your life leads you, I know for sure this is the hardest thing.

Krista, Barbara, and Nina sending big hugs and hellos , different to my yesterday hallo because it is a more confident and happy one.

Ava

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Wed, 12-05-2012 - 6:06pm

Krista,

I am still very sad.  I lost my father on Dec 11 and had a m/c on Christmas Eve, so this is not normally the best time of year for me.  Just one more thing to add to it. sigh.

Ava-sounds like you are on the right track.  My hormone levels were not so good. I have not gotten pregnant in almost 2 years, so I was not suprised at the outcome of the tests.

Vickie-thanks my friend.  I feel so very tired emotionally right now.  I am hoping the holiday season brings my joy back, not to mention hope. I feel like we have been on this journey forever.  At least it seems like it some times.

The party I was planning went off without a hitch Sat night.  The whole thing was a surprise for my mother, and we had a casino-themed party for her retirement.  We even hired an Elvis impersonator.  I laughed that night as I have not laughed in a long time.  It really felt good. 

Annemarie