Santa Baby, Leave a BFP under the Tree for me <brook the Rat Smacketeers>

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SantasLittleControlGeek Wed 05-Dec-12 19:44:16

Old Fred here

Here we go Brookers, it's been a long year with lots of BFPs and newborn snuggles for the Brookers. We're just a sleigh-ride away from 2013, when the rest of us will get our get our 12 week scans (because of course we will all have BFPs under the christmas tree this year!)

So come all ye brookers, it's tinsel and baubels all the way!

SparklySanta Sat 08-Dec-12 13:59:02

I haven't voted yet, when's my deadline? I need to get on a computer cus my phone doesn't like it!!!

Biscuitsandtinsel Sat 08-Dec-12 14:19:23

Deadline is 10pm (I think?) on Monday night.

keep I didn't mean to offend with the taking turns thing blush. I didn't quite mean 'taking turns' exactly and i do know how hard it is sad. Sorry my lovely thanks

keepJinglingThoseBells Sat 08-Dec-12 15:35:05

I know you didn't, sweetheart. You are so lovely and like a shining star of what is hopefully to come. I hope if when I'm in your position I can still be there to support others in this shitty situation like you are for us. Cuddle to your little boys. X

keepJinglingThoseBells Sat 08-Dec-12 15:38:02

Oh and you didn't offend anyway, i''m just in a grump smile

Gonna get an early night as emotions are exhausting.

CruCru Sat 08-Dec-12 16:23:28

Hey all

Loving the Christmas thread. I haven't been on these for a while as am now back at work part time. On Monday I go in for my SIS (putting dye into my uterus and having a poke around) and next month I should have one of the frozen embryos put back in, assuming all goes well.

Good luck to you all!

SparklySanta Sat 08-Dec-12 20:43:30

Ok voted!!

Geek You may be right about it going to a prolific poster!!

SantasLittleControlGeek Sun 09-Dec-12 09:58:50

Gaaah sparks <sob> I so wanted to be wrong!

Hiya cru, glad you are back at work part time, how are you finding it? good luck with your SIS.

Just found out MrG has invited someone over on Yule!!! House is a tip so I know what I will be spending the remainder of my weekend doing.

Biscuitsandtinsel Sun 09-Dec-12 10:29:59

Well prolific poster or not, smeggnog is a way better name. I don't actually get the other two front runners particularly.

You'll always be our no 1 smegs smile

SparklySanta Sun 09-Dec-12 13:37:31

Yes smegnogg is a tons better name!!!

Griffomais Sun 09-Dec-12 18:15:51

Hi how is everyone doing? Love the Christmas thread hope it's a lucky month for us all. Got an appointment with my GP tomorrow to see if they can offer me a quicker route to getting on the IVF list. Also starting reflexology this week - probably wont make a bit difference but willing to try anything.

MissLToeishavingsantasbabyboo Sun 09-Dec-12 18:19:42

Hi Griff good luck with the gp, I think some of the Brookers have had reflexology, I'm sure they can tell you all about it.

WinterSolstice Sun 09-Dec-12 18:46:27

Keep how are you doing today, lovely? Good luck with the scan tomorrow. C'mon follies grow!

Cru welcome back and good luck with your SIS tomorrow! How exciting about your FET next month!

Good luck at the GP's tomorrow Griff hope your have a lovely GP who will hurry things along! I've had reflexology before, it was very relaxing I'm sure you'll enjoy it!

Ok so I've wasted half the day hungover blush missed out on our local farmers market which only comes once a month but it was a lovely evening last night so not complaining too much! It's been a very, very, very long time that I've really been able to enjoy myself with a few drinks! Hope everyone else has had a lovely weekend x

MissLToeishavingsantasbabyboo Sun 09-Dec-12 23:56:55

Ooh is it fanjo cam day for Keep tomorrow, good luck smile

CupcakesAndMulledWine Mon 10-Dec-12 01:46:04

Morning brookers,

I can't sleep so figure I better check in with you guys. I voted for Smegs the other day, hope she wins as I genuinely think hers is the best name.

Keep good luck with dildocam tomorrow. I'm so sorry to hear about your DSis announcement, we all understand how you feel. It's especially hard when it's someone close to you as you have the added guilt to deal with. A very close friend of mine has just started mat leave and I have felt so guilty about how much I have avoided her throughout her pg. She has been so considerate to my feelings yet I've still struggled with her pg which makes me feel terrible. Be kind to yourself.

Griff good luck tomorrow, I really hope you get somewhere with your GP.

I've had a busy weekend. I'm feeling a bit rough, I've had a sore throat all weekend but didn't want to cancel any of my friends. The result is I know can't sleep as I'm full of a cold and my throat is killing sad

SantasLittleControlGeek Mon 10-Dec-12 08:20:19

Good luck to keep, griff and cru for their respective dildo cams, appointments and SIS today.

Cup that is a ridiculous time of the night to be posting! Hope you managed to get some sleep in the end, and that you feel better soon.

Does anyone know what to do with persimmon fruit? MrG persuaded me to buy three without having a clue, and all I can find on google is that they are mouth-puckeringly bitter if eaten under-ripe. Now I'm scared I don't know what ripe looks like, I'm thinking of just using them as christmas decorations grin

keepJinglingThoseBells Mon 10-Dec-12 08:31:28

sad though I had two good big follies and some medium sized ones, my lining was much too thin, so they cancelled the cycle. This is a known effect of clomid so I have letrozole for next month instead. I am so disappointed. No chance of a natural conception this month either as a fertilised egg couldn't implant.

What a shitty few days.

geek when ripe they taste a bit lie apple. We don't eat the skin here.

cru how exciting for your FET. Good luck.

cups I don't want to avoid sis, but don't know how not to. Urgh.

SparklySanta Mon 10-Dec-12 08:48:56

Oh keep you poor thing! But at least you know what's going on, and they can do something else next cycle. I know this is small consultation but its something!!

geek we have them once in a while, we let them ripen up the cut them in to chunks and just eat them raw like I do with apples or pears

WinterSolstice Mon 10-Dec-12 10:14:47

Oh no Keep big hugs, you will get there and I can totally understand your frustrations. But you do have a plan in place for next month x

SantasLittleControlGeek Mon 10-Dec-12 10:31:48

Oh keep sad I'm so sorry, how frustrating for you. I'm assuming there is nothing they can give you this cycle to boost your lining to improve your chance of a natural? On the plus side, you now know you respond perfectly regarding your follies, so brooking that next month is your month x

SparklySanta Mon 10-Dec-12 10:56:06

Keep Im off sick today, so did a bit of googling. Have you tried Raspberry tea leaf? thats meant to improve your uterine lining!

SantasLittleControlGeek Mon 10-Dec-12 11:01:55

Oh no sparks are you ok?

BeedlesPineNeedles Mon 10-Dec-12 11:14:45

oh keep what a crappy day. I have no words of wisdom to offer but I'm thinking of you.

sparks sorry you're sick, get well soon and cups hope you feel better soon too (though of course you could have that mystical pre-BFP cold ???)

I did the last of my Xmas shoppping yesterday, it was lovely, wandering around the shops and the Christmas market whilst it was snowing. Bit annoying having to take off hat and gloves and undo my coat everytime I went into a shop though grin

CD21 today and still no sore boobs, I managed to convince myself I must be pregnant on Sat, as I had a bit of a hangover. I'd only drunk 2 (330ml) bottles of pear cider in the pub over about 3 hours, so it was hardly a heavy night's drinking hmm Anyway I'm fine now and expecting AF to show her face anytime after Wed.

SantasLittleControlGeek Mon 10-Dec-12 11:15:16

grin grin grin I have 1,896 work-minutes left to go this year - yay! grin grin grin <does the tinsel dance, leaves a tray of mulled wine, and pours a little vino in the direction of the christmassy pot plant>

SparklySanta Mon 10-Dec-12 11:58:18

Geek and Beedles Im ok, I had a really nasty hives attack last night, and then woke up with the worst cold in the history of colds (ok so thats not true but Im allowed to be a little dramatic) Its complete un PG related, although this is the first cold Ive ever had where Ive not been able to reach for the ibuprofen/lemsip/cough mixture etc etc.

Jealous of your shopping trips Beedle They sound amazingly christmassy!! I finished mine yesterday.... I think... Just need to wrap them, but that can wait for a little longer

Geek You deserve a nice long break!! I have time off over xmas too so we should totes get together!!

CupcakesAndMulledWine Mon 10-Dec-12 12:50:52

Keep I'm so sorry, it's good they know what to do different next month but I understand how frustrated you must be feeling. It's horrible knowing you have to wait another month to get your chance.
I guess avoiding your sister is a lot more difficult than avoiding a friend. I'm brooking that you will be joining her next month.

Sparks you are most definitely allowed to be dramatic. Take it easy, I hope you feel better soon. I had to call in sick to work, I didn't sleep at all & I felt all lightheaded & nauseous. I feel terrible as I know I've left my work really short staffed sad

Beedle that sounds lovely. DH and I were going to go to the Christmas markets tomorrow as its my birthday. I hope I feel well enough to go, I'm also worried of anyone from work seeing me & thinking I wasn't really ill.

Geek am v jealous of your countdown to Christmas off work. I'm sure you'll miss dink boss though wink

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