Ladies, Fred title says it all; we are the ones who shag as much as our men can cope with in order to get upduffed without the stress of scientific whatnots!
Fred rules (copied from previous Fred)
1. Thou shalt shag as much as humanly possible in order to get upduffed. 2. Thou shalt not partake of OPKs, temping, or charting. 3. Thou shalt keep symptom spotting to a minimum. 4. Thou shalt share and with your fredmates where needed.
ERTD = Evil Red Tide of Dooooooommmmmmm. Or AF to most others.
Pant snot = Egg white cervical mucus.
Doing a kitten = Getting upduffed soon after joining (warning: may induce in other posters).
Viroid = This is you, dear poster. This is from the first JS thread when someone tried to type 'ladies' and it autocorrected to 'Viroids' - so there you go!
POAS = Pee On A Stick (of the pregnancy detecting kind, not from a tree). Also known as PIAR (Pee In A Ramekin - cos we're posh birds innit). Or PIATLH (Tea light holder) PIAWG (Wine glass) or anything else you care to pee in!
Shagging like something = JSing like a teenage nymphomaniac.
Giving a hooya = Giving a much needed slap to a fellow poster in danger of slipping into ttc obsession.
Contraband = Of COURSE none of us EVER partake of any silly opk's or temp charting. They are Contraband
Sorry Cookie - it's only because we care about you and your yet-to-be bean!
Quark - why don't you just change the bottle to something else like a standard multi-vitamins and make sure you tell DH, then you can leave them wherever you like and if MIL takes them, then it's her own fault for not buying her own and for being so nosey!
Oh dear Cookie - DH has a Samsung Galaxy (- is that a Smart phone?) and I'm okay with using that. I like the idea of an iphone, but not sure funds will stretch that far. Hoping to get a deal when DH renews his contract soon, so I may not have that much choice.
I know I'm going to sound like an old lady here, so I may as well just put on my cosy toes and dust off the tea cosy too, but I'd like a phone that I can use to get onto the internet and use apps and things. (I'm actually giggling to myself as I write this in the middle of the gym on one of their PCs. ) I don't think I want a Blackberry from what I've seen of them. I don't want a huge phone either so maybe a Samsung Note 2 is out.
BTW Quark - don't worry - 3 shags could do it! Some people manage it in one! Sorry you're having a bit of a rough time. I'd avoid the 'friend' and spend the time looking for a new job instead.
And thanks for saying I'm being postive about all the crapness. I don't feel particularly like I am, but you've made me think that I'm handling it better than I think I am. I guess I'm inclined to freak out first and then I go off and do tonnes of research and beg for info from more experienced Mumsnetters so that I can then feel a bit more in control of it all and a bit happier about it. It works for me anyhoo. Just wish I didn't have to do the depressing freak-out bit to start off with.
Quark my friend got up duffed with one try so it's very possible.
Bear nope i don't they a note is the phone for you. Yes you do want a smart phone they are the ones you are describing. If you don't get the latest iphone then it wouldn't be that expensive, as they only really hike up the price of the brand new ones.
Although most smart phones are easy to use. The uphold is probably one of the easiest.
Don't apologise I needed the telling off. I didn't realise how important folic avoid is.
Marking my place and saying HI to you all!!!! Bear,Cookie, Quark Red, Humpty, and everyone else....sending love through my laptop!!! Do not give up, ladies...upwards and onwards (gosh it sounds like another "getting preggers" position doesn't it???
Sorry I have been missing! I was going to be a birth partner for a friend in beginning of April, but baba did not wait and after lots of stress for Mum and family baby Alex arrived and I was there!!! After all that, baby just wanted to feed and sleep and I got to hold him loads!! Second time I am someone birth partner but first time since ttc and I thought...OOMMGG it hurts!!!! But Mum was happy I was there and I am happy to help her and quite honoured to see another brand new person arriving!!! She almost broke my hand though!!
I booked a private scan on 22th March (will be 8 weeks then). I hope it will help my nerves...as anxiety seems to follow me. I am hoping that if everything is as it should be, the chances of MC will be low. MW booked for next Wednesday
Hello all! Back from sunny Swansea (was away there with work for a couple of days). Weekend plans include meeting two newborns and surreptitiously sniffing their heads and pretending they are mine and shopping. Bear, nothing to add to phones advice, except I hate my old Android piece of crap, they just aren't as good as iPhones. I'm upgrading soon, so have been reading with interest. Also, I think bear or cookie or red def need to start the new Fred. Hope everyone's well, cookie take your folic acid lovely, i got told that by the doc who took out my coil, is really important. Also, i think I read somewhere that Evening Primrose Oil is another good one to take. Loads of different advice floats around though! for me i think - shitty bloody day at work, am on the point of resigning/flouncing, but luckily having v useful chats with colleagues and ex-boss, so surviving. xxxx
Hi cookie sorry to hear your sad news, but fx for your friend's DS. No news here from shag Humpty Towers - off to a conference tomorrow for a couple of days, but I ov'd over weekend, so timing is okay (fx anyway!)
We have been awfully quiet, ladies - someone needs to start some commotion! Alas, I have no commotion to start. Pretty standard-issue stuff going on here. We made it through the memorial service this weekend (and I actually felt more comforted than sad, which is a good thing). Couple of romps this weekend, too; now we wait. I'm grateful to have a week off from class this week. Next week I start the final course of my MBA program. Graduation is right around the corner. The weather here is just gross, crunchy rain and freezing cold. Where is spring?
hi everyone. I need some respite after a couple of months charting and feeling an obsession coming. love this thread as I need to chill out and stop stressing about whether my temp has jumped up. wishing you all loads of baby dust and shagging aplenty.
What commotion can we start? Come on now shaggers think?!?
I am on CD33 today. the shorted cycle I have had is 28 and the longest is 34. Dont really feel like ERTD is coming but I think its just sneaking up on me! Roll on Thurs (CD35) when i will allow myself to test!