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Christine- I wanted to ask you did you take a FAM class or did you just learn it on your own? They have a class this weekend at church, just trying to figure out if we can afford it. I did some of it when we were TTC David as I was doing temping and monitoring my CM but since I had just come off the pill, it was hard and then by that point I had gotten pregnant. We have thought about it for awhile. Being Catholic I'm sure you know since it's been in the news lately with the BC issue with the gov't that they don't believe in BCP. Anyway we've kind of felt that we weren't being good Catholics me being on the pill. I know there are probably a lot that don't but it was always a guilt I had. And now that I am getting older and the whole blood pressure issue and then just issues in general with the pill, I have been thinking of going off for awhile but i had to get my DH to agree which he finally did after his retreat last weekend. I only pay $9.00 for my pills but it does add up during the year. Too bad my blood pressure meds aren't that inexpensive. I'm not sure when we will start "trying" if we aren't pregnant before a certain month. I haven't really brought that up with DH yet. Thought about asking him tonight what he says. I was hoping my original date of July but we'll see.
I really didn't want another winter baby so I kind of wanted to wait until after April but we'll see what
David Nicholas 12/5/09Expecting a GIRL 3/23/13
Christine- That cake sounds good.
Forgot to add, the cake we ordered from Costco for Selin's birthday was DELICIOUS and so cute! For only $17.99 for a half sheet (feeds 48), you can't beat it.
The choices are a little limited (white with cheesecake filling (yum-o!) and vanilla frosting or chocolate with chocolate filling and chocolate frosting - we opted for the white one) but if you're looking to save money but still get a tasty cake, I highly recommend it!
Anna - Happy 3rd birthday to Teddy! I'm actually pretty calm about Selin turning 2, if nothing else, it's actually stirring up my baby fever!
Liz - So cute about "baerries". Sorry to hear m/s is in full force this time around. I gotta say that all you ladies pg w/#2 with horrible m/s are making me nervous to get PG again! I was nauseous with Selin but thankfully never threw up.
Mari - FX'd for your DH's job search. I just noticed you're next up in the PG chat! Eeek! So glad to hear Fede is continuing to do well at DC too!
Katie - Yay for Z back to STTN again! I cannot believe how fast his teeth are cutting. Selin didn't get her first two until nearly a year! Btw, do you have to return to work or are you able to stay home with Z for awhile longer?
Andi - The zoo and beach sound like so much fun! Selin LOVES the water and threw a fit when we went swimming at my mom's gym a few weeks ago and it was time to get out of the pool. FX'd for a good report for Elia at your f/u appt this Friday.
Cassie - That is so cool about your town making the national news! As someone who lives and works in a culturally diverse area, I'm glad to hear the new residents have been well received.
Sandy - That is awesome news that your DH wants to NPP/TTC sooner! I was actually going to suggest FAM to you earlier. We have been using it since last summer and it has worked wonderfully for us. We aren't even using backup anymore, just withdrawal or completely abstaining during fertile times. I'm even thinking about not going back on BCP after baby #2 comes because I'd rather not put the extra crap in my body when FAM is working so well for us, not to mention the cost savings. I know it's not for everyone, but there are so many positives to it that it's worth looking into. DH and I still don't have a set TTC date yet but I'm thinking April at the earliest so hopefully we'll be in the TTC chat together. :-)
Ash - Have you tried breathing in lavender for your headaches? I have a lavender rice sack thing that I pop into the microwave and put over my forehead. The lavender scent always helps allieve my headaches and I usually get nausea along with headaches. Hope you'll be feeling better soon.
Erica - Hope Charlotte's visit went well today! Thanks for the bday wishes for Selin. Yay for new mommy friends! Hope your LLL group planning is continuing to go well.
Sarah - Congrats on the new fridge! :-)
Alyssa - Sounds like Evan is making great strides! Any more word on whether or not your DC is closing?
PHEW! I think I got everyone. Sorry to anyone I missed!
AFM - I still haven't gotten around to uploading the pics from Selin's party but overall, it was a success! Everything went pretty smoothly and the kids all had a ball. Selin has had a bad cold for the last week but you would've never known it by the way she was running around at the party. I want to buy a cupcake for her to have at dinner tomorrow on her actual birthday. Unfortunately I have grad school tomorrow night so it will be a quick dinner and then out the door.
My DH has now caught her cold and is being the BIGGEST baby about it. Ugh! I had my monthly LLL mtg tonight and wanted to leave Selin at home since she is still sick and there are usually newborns there and my DH made such a big deal about it. I ended up coming home from the mtg early. Why are men such babies when they are sick?
My baby fever has been at an all time high lately. DH and I are still trying to figure out plans for the next year and I'm hoping we can set a TTC date soon. I'm hoping for April so that we can start aiming for a winter/spring due date. The biggest unknown right now is how long of a leave my principal will approve. I can apply for up to 22 weeks through my ST disability leave but I highly doubt she will approve me being out through the end of the school year because when I am out, there is no sub for me and I don't think they'd go without computer classes for months. I keep telling myself I can't obsess over every detail and whatever is meant to be, will be. As of now, I'm planning to return for this next school year but look for something closer to home for the following year. As much as I wanted to stay home, financially it's just not possible right now with my income and our wish list of things we want to do. If only money grew on trees. ;-)