Five and the Mystery of the Declining Fertility - the BESH engage the services of the Famous Five to track down their baybees and finish with lashings of ginger beer. Topping!

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ArielThePiraticalMermaid Tue 15-Jan-13 10:59:31

Morning everyone, just let me wolf down this amazing meal of tinned tongue, hardboiled eggs and ginger beer (don't you find food always tastes so much better outside?) and we'll toddle off on our latest adventure. We'll make sure Anne does the washing up (you'll make a proper little housewife and no doubt the fecund mother of four fine sons one day Anne <approving>) and us boys can have the proper adventures! No, not you George - you're nearly as good as a boy but not quite. Leave the actual procreating to me and Dick. Woof woof! Shut up Timmy!

FrankellyMyDearIDontGiveADamn Wed 16-Jan-13 18:56:46

<lights a candle & starts chanting>

Rooting for you and eggy Jethro

LPplusOne Wed 16-Jan-13 19:00:29

<lights torches and joins chanting>

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Northey Wed 16-Jan-13 19:00:31

Hang on, we still have the leyline map from the woo thread. <kneels at crossroads and channels magic energy towards embryo>

Hang in there jeff. This is definitely the script for a Diffage Against The Odds story.

LPplusOne Wed 16-Jan-13 19:01:36

(And nope, haven't popped yet. +One's head is engaged, though, so now it's just the waiting game...)

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HavingALittleFaithBaby Wed 16-Jan-13 19:07:26

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Rooting for your tiny egg and its destiny to be your baybee jeff!

JethroTull Wed 16-Jan-13 19:16:17

Thanks Hags. Exciting for you LP when is your due date?

ArielThePiraticalMermaid Wed 16-Jan-13 19:16:40

I've never known what "head is engaged" means. Down?

lovesLemonDrizzleCake Wed 16-Jan-13 19:16:55

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Keeping everything crossed for continued development, go little minijeff.

lovesLemonDrizzleCake Wed 16-Jan-13 19:18:12

And yay for the +one's engagement LP. Just make sure you brain wash read to the poor kid with the lido and boarding school and dogs and adventures!

TWinklyLittleStar Wed 16-Jan-13 20:06:47

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Fingers crossed for you Jeff

JustplainoldBuggerlugs Wed 16-Jan-13 21:34:10

It means the head is down into the cervix area so the baby is upside down basically.

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<Chants, lights candle, says prayer, crosses finger, kisses lucky egg>

Will be thinking of you tomorrow Jeth - IOTO.

JethroTull Wed 16-Jan-13 21:57:58

Thanks everyone. Bugs you made me grin with 'kisses lucky egg'. If it works it'll be down to that!

TWinklyLittleStar Wed 16-Jan-13 23:57:07

This has been a beastly day, chums. My 8 hour shift became a 15 hour shift, and when I got home I discovered I had lost my keys. I drove to HWCA to get his keys, as he was at work, and when I FINALLY got home my own keys magically reappeared. Harrumph.

Will send lots of positive thoughts your way overnight Jeff

LPplusOne Thu 17-Jan-13 00:15:16

Head engaged means that the head has settled down into the pelvis, so in birthing position. I'm only 36+5 wks, though, and it could still be weeks before +One's grand entrance.

Sorry to read about your dad Rie.

Glad that the gnomes returned your keys Winks. Norty gnomes.

<Another wave of the IOTO flag for Hefe>

Northey Thu 17-Jan-13 04:56:49

IOTO IOTO IOTO. Good luck this morning, jethro.

FrankellyMyDearIDontGiveADamn Thu 17-Jan-13 06:48:51

Blimey, you're up early Norf!

Any way, another round of chanting for Jeffers:

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grin

Northey Thu 17-Jan-13 07:00:27

Couldn't sleep for worrying about a deadline today for which I have done NOTHING. Yesterday, which I'd set aside for it, was one interruption after another. Anyway, I'm on my way in to the office now, to hide in a side room with some coffee and chocolate biscuits and backbone and get something done.

I have to find a slot for drug delivery too, and my diary is just packed for the next two weeks. Work are great and have said that ivf shiz is my priority, but that doesn't help me rearrange things when everything is so urgent.

IOTO!

Northey Thu 17-Jan-13 07:01:28

Every time I looked up the other day, Frankel was galloping across the work screens, by the way smile

FrankellyMyDearIDontGiveADamn Thu 17-Jan-13 07:36:56

Glad to hear it Norf - no day is complete without a Frankel fix grin

Good that work are being supportive, just the way it should be. I had a chat with my new boss (she took over at the start of the year) and she was very good. She said her sister and several friends have been through IVF so she knows what a head-screwer fertility issues can be.

evilgiraffe Thu 17-Jan-13 07:44:37

Everything crossed for The One, jeff.

I was most impressed at Frankel being officially The Best. Still, not sure he'll ever supersede Desert Orchid as my favourite racehorse, though.

TWinklyLittleStar Thu 17-Jan-13 07:54:33

Know how you feel at work norf. Glad you have a supportive employer; my "employer" (though technically I'm not an employee) has a policy re ivf, but in practice they're as arsebadger-y about that as everything else.

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lovesLemonDrizzleCake Thu 17-Jan-13 09:05:56

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How is the little embie doing today jeff?

draf seems a little sacrilegous - to a no-nothing 'bout horseys person. That makes me a bad famous five, right? Unless I am Timmy or god forbid Anne.

Sorry work is on paper supportive, but in practice useless, norf and twinkle. I haven't had to try or tell anyone at work, I have a reasonable amount of flexibility so the one IUI that happened on a week day, I claimed to need to work from home for the morning to wait for a parcel of swimmers It will be more challenging with IVF. But then we're not doing that until April/May/June, because we're going on a three week holiday in March smile

How is work for the deadline going norf? I am writing another paper this weekend, and having a study day to do the first bit tomorrow morning...

ArielThePiraticalMermaid Thu 17-Jan-13 09:46:31

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Don't worry about not knowing much about matters equine. All you need to know about are the little gypsy ponies which are drawing our caravans during our latest adventure

<opens up tin of tongue and offers round with jam>

lovesLemonDrizzleCake Thu 17-Jan-13 09:49:01

Shall we go camping in the snow this weekend? With a caravan and an open fire seem to be channeling more of a cowboys and indians story there but hey Cook/mother has made us flapjack smile

ArielThePiraticalMermaid Thu 17-Jan-13 09:55:04

Definitely. With simply a canvas tent, sleeping on bare ground, and cotton sleeping bags. I might go for a bathe! After all, only girls get cold.

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