introducing myself

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introducing myself
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Tue, 02-06-2007 - 2:56pm

Hello all over 40 moms/moms to be...I am a 41 yr old mom of two girls. One is 18 and the other is 8 1/2 yrs old. I had a third pregnancy when my youngest was 1, but we lost him (named him Gavin) when I was just a couple days shy of 20 wks pregnant. After that we were hesitant to try again and then both my dh and I had surgeries a couple of years in a row then I wanted to lose some weight before trying again. So, 42 lbs lighter, starting this past December, we are ttc our number 4. Hoping for a boy, but will be happy for a healthy baby with no complications. I think I did conceive in December but it didn't take for some reason. AF showed up on Dec. 29th with real bad cramps and it was super heavy for a couple of days. In comparison, AF showed up again on Jan 27 with very little cramping and a lot lighter. Probably wouldn't have noticed the difference too much if we weren't ttc. But, whatever, we are gearing up for baby dancing again this week. Due to O on the 13th. I do use opk's. Has anyone heard that Mucinex seems to help with conception? I heard that on the Pregnancy weekly message board. So, went out to buy some. Needed it anyway because I'm so stuffed that my eyes and forehead hurt. Anyway, good luck to all of you.

Cathy

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Registered: 11-04-2006
Thu, 02-08-2007 - 7:16pm

Hi Cathy! So glad you came here.

Emily (Ada's maman since 3/14/04)

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Fri, 02-09-2007 - 1:27am

Hi Emily,
Such a pretty name. I named my cat that; she's pretty too (all white). So, you are a psychotherapist. That must be pretty interesting. I used to live over by 91, but now I live pretty much smack dab in the middle of Mass. Shrewsbury to be exact. Next town, going east, over from Worcester. Love the shcool system here but getting annoyed with how much we have to pay out just to keep our kids in the schools.

Losing Gavin was a very tough experience. I'm one of those people that seem to put feelings on hold until I can deal with them. Well, extreme feelings that is. But losing him was so enormous that there wasn't any holding back. I think that is why it's taken my dh and I this long to want to ttc. We did all along but we were so on the fence about it until this past fall. So, here we are ttc. Month #3 for us. Oing either tomorrow or Sat for that matter.

So, hoping to catch an egg this month!! Are you ttc? If you are I wish you luck and baby dust too.

You mentioned that you are a vegetarian. I considered that back in my late teens. I was actually so turned off by chicken that I refused to eat it for two years. Still not a huge fan but I manage. I guess I'm so attached to being a meat eater that I wouldn't be very successful in trying to become vegetarian. I actually crave protein sometimes. Strange, but true. I really love to cook but I don't think I'd do it professionally. My dd, Jenn, is going to be doing that stuff though. She's graduating from hs this year (holy cow...it is scary) and has been taking part in a program at her school since her junior year going out to area hotels and helping in the kitchen. More like a prep person than a chef. We all went down to visit Johnson & Wales in Providence to take a look at their culinary arts programs. It is really nice...expensive, but nice. Unfortunately, because of her learning disabilities her application was turned down, they want her to complete college level math and english first at a community college before they'll consider her for admission. Which, by coincidence, she's attending right now. A grant became available just before Christmas vacation that has allowed her to take a course at this community college in Worcester. She goes three times a week...it's awesome. Anyway, sorry to ramble. Point was that my dd is going to be a baking/pastry chef when all is said and done. On another note, I have this huge collection of cookbooks. I actually have to stop myself from buying more because I'm running out of room right now for them. lol...so, I'll stop now. It's very early on Fri morning and I should get some sleep. Take care and thank you for responding to my post. :)

Cathy

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Fri, 02-09-2007 - 11:46am

Hi Cathy! This is going to be fun.

Emily (Ada's maman since 3/14/04)

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Fri, 02-09-2007 - 2:32pm
Welcome Cathy : )

Lee

 

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Mon, 02-12-2007 - 11:58pm

Hey Emily,
I'm sorry for taking so long to answer. I've been real tired and struggling with a bad cold. I feel a lot better now, a little tired but a lot better. In your last post you mentioned that you are ttc because of issues you have with your s/o. I'm sorry to hear that but I think it's good that you can see what is or isn't in your relationship. If you feel that there isn't a commitment to you then it's probably best not to bring another little one into the relationship. It's also good that you both are trying to get some help. I hope it works out for you both. I totally understand about having that 'liberating' moment. Sometimes it takes me a little while before I catch on, but when I do it's a moment to remember..lol

Right now I'm in the middle of my two week wait. Uck..I hate it. When AF showed up last month after the initial sadness and disappointment I decided to move on. The next few days was real nice because I actually didn't think about ttc which was nice for a change. So, I have to wait about 10 days before I can test for that BFP. I'm trying not to think about it one way or another. Just hoping that this time I'll have that positive. It's late again (I go to bed late because I have a hard time staying asleep if I go to bed earlier) so I probably should try to get some sleep. You take care and keep in touch.

Cathy

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Mon, 02-12-2007 - 11:59pm

Thank you Leemom...good to be here.

Cathy

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Tue, 02-13-2007 - 2:50pm

Actually, DSO is totally committed, I'm the one who is not.

Emily (Ada's maman since 3/14/04)

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Tue, 02-13-2007 - 4:00pm

Hey Emily, glad you will be here for me as the 2ww progresses. I'm definitely trying not to think too much about testing right now. As time goes one, though, I'll probably be tempted and discouraged if I do test and get the BFN. :)

Cathy

p.s. Gearing up for the big snow storm? I don't ever remember such a lean winter, snow wise. As a kid I was always outside playing in the snow. My family moved around alot when I was younger..spent alot of my younger years in the Berkshires (Adams, N. Adams, Williamstown) finally settling in Northampton. I remember building snow forts and skating on the ice on a stream nearby. There always seemed to be snow.

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Registered: 11-04-2006
Wed, 02-14-2007 - 12:06pm

Wow, you lived in 2 great college towns.

Emily (Ada's maman since 3/14/04)