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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!

keepJinglingThoseBells Thu 06-Dec-12 08:18:39

i think my DH would think me an utter loon if he knew, yes. grin I reckon he thinks about it most days, but only cos i'll be weeing on a cbfm stick, saying we need to have sex, or something. (i do try and be restrained though) Also he does remember to take his pills too, so i imagine he must think about why he's taking them...? But the rest of the time? nope, don't think he thinks about it too much at all. Wish i was more like him!

wish i'd never taken the bloody pill, obviously didn't need it also - yesterday he said something about 'when he'll get the snip' in the future and i was gobsmacked that he obviously thinks we'll have our family and then be like normal people trying to sort contraception. whereas i see this continuing on until menopause with no babies <melodramatic, i hope> or if when there are babies that we would need to bother thinking about contraception given all this hassle when we're actually trying! smile

SparklySanta Thu 06-Dec-12 08:25:02

This threads less than a day old and it already has 25 posts, amazeballs!!!!

I would've joined you ladies before hand but every time I found the new thread via the app it crashed on me sad still I'm here and in work super early so I can get on with some good old fashioned catching up (but not from the old thread because I cant respond to smileys!

Fab thread title Geek

Keep You're right, if someone told us at the beginning "its going to take you xx months" it would be so much easier to cope with. We've started telling people, but only as and when we see them, no mass text messages at this stage. All my family know, and a couple of people at work but it isnt general knowledge to everyone! we're taking our time. to be honest I'm not enjoying telling people as much as I thought I would! I sort of liked having the knowledge of baby all to myself!!

Beedles hmmm no symptoms?!!! the law of brooking suggests that means your diffed!! Dont make me recite the laws again!!!

I think Mrsparks new how obsessed I was by my pee stick addiction, even now as I piddle with wanton abandon (its a hormone thing) I still think "hmmm what a waste, surely there is jar that needs filling somewhere"

Oh and as for boobage, I wish it wouldn't vary BUT I think on a whole I was pretty consistent, my boobs would hurt on and off from a few days after OV, then as AF got closer they'd get sorer, but then I was proding them a lot, trying to tell whether they had grown or not!! The month I got my BFP there was no soreness but then I wasnt even thinking about it, so there was no prodding hmm

Bodies are weird!!

<hot chocolate and marshmallows all round>

WinterSolstice Thu 06-Dec-12 08:31:18

Morning, loving the thread Geek and the pubic typo, hehe

On the boobage discussion I get nada, zilch soreness, never ever have apart from recently during my ivf cycle when I took the hcg trigger shot!

And DH has only now started to think about ttc since watching me go through ivf and especially since part of the issue we've now discovered could be down to his sperm. Also with going private now there's a lot of money at stake too! Luckily he's never had an issue with JIAJ so I really feel for you Beedle

Brooking for those ripening eggs Keep I think for completeness I would like the test done for the DH's antibodies, partly to figure out if we ever really had a chance all those years of ttc and partly to find out what our chances are naturally. DH really wants to try naturally after the lap but if we've got no chance then we may as well head straight for the ivf, also say we get lucky with the next ivf and when we want another is ivf the only way we can have kids again? We need to think about our finances throughout all of this as we're lucky we have savings now but it was meant to be used as a deposit for a new house, which we are now having to shelve at the moment.

Oooo and I would love a ttc print out every month! come on bodies evolve

Nabs a hot chocolate from Sparks oh by the way I had a dream about you Sparks not sure exactly what was going on but all I remember you say was please don't call me Sparks I'm Sparkly.... Bizarre hmm

SweetieSnowball Thu 06-Dec-12 09:05:45

<waves from not so sunny Tenerife>

Didn't want to miss out on the new fred action but will catch up properly when I am back at weekend

<resumes position on sun bed under towel>

BeedlesPineNeedles Thu 06-Dec-12 09:10:25

ooh hope you're having a nice holiday sweetie even if its not as warm as you hoped

GenericDietCola Thu 06-Dec-12 09:12:47

Hello all! Love the new festive fred. My Christmas wish is BFPs for all. Please, Santa, we've all been very good.

CupcakesAndMulledWine Thu 06-Dec-12 10:03:01

Yay lovely new Christmas thread smile

Sparks great news about your scan. Am so glad all is well with Twinkle What is you EDD?

Beedle well done on getting MrB to sort out his JIAJ. I've had no problem getting DH to JIAJ, worryingly he seems quite keen to. I think he enjoys permission to self love as otherwise he's not allowed grin
Don't forget the law of boob-
Sore boobs=diffed
No sore boobs=diffed

Solars am sorry about AF, I totally understand what you mean by saying you no longer expect a natural BFP. However they do happen, we have all heard enough stories so I'm brooking for an ironic BFP for all the brookers or else.

Sweetie sorry the weather isn't better. Hope you and DH are having a nice break from it all.

Keep thank god you finally got a treatment plan from the AWOL doctors. Have you already started the clomid? How are you finding it?

Griff your situation sounds similar to mine. I was told I would have to wait until we had been trying for 3 years to be referred for IVF. I was discharged from the fertility specialist in September who said I had to go away for another year & wait for IVF. I went back to my GP who promised me she would send my referral over and over again until I got accepted. She sent it again in November with a letter stating I was at 2 and a half years ttc, that I had received no treatment not even clomid and statistically I was very unlikely to conceive without help and that by the time I was accepted/got an appointment it would be 3 years anyway. I received my referral for IVF after that letter. How helpful is your GP? I have changed my GP about 7 months ago as my last GP was horrible & unsympathetic. I complained about him to the practice manager at my GPs. Also who told you it is a 2 year wait? What area do you live in? I'm really surprised by that as I've not heard of such a long waiting list before. I think you should go on Fertility Friends forum as there will be threads for your pct & you can ask people how long they have waited once they have been referred. I'm sorry that you are having to fight to get appropriate treatment, it makes me so angry.

keepJinglingThoseBells Thu 06-Dec-12 10:10:24

Excellent advice from cup to griff. I second both going back to a nice GP, and also doing some digging around this 'two years', which must really be getting you down. If you tell me what pct you're in I'm happy to help?

Yes cup, I started 50mg clomid on CD 4, have taken three, two to go then dildo can on Monday! I don't think I'm really having any side effects, but we also know you can always feel things if you try. Anyway, nothing bad smile

CupcakesAndMulledWine Thu 06-Dec-12 10:31:37

Keep how exciting! I can't wait for dildo cam on Monday must get out more

Griff I'm also happy to look into it for you if you tell me what PCT you are in. I'm only questioning the 2 year waiting time as I had been told a lot of rubbish by my previous GP that I only found out was wrong by going on fertility friends. He wouldn't even refer us to a fertility specialist & told us we were not entitled to IVF at all.

SantasLittleControlGeek Thu 06-Dec-12 13:11:04

aaaarrrrghhh dink boss has reached new levels of dinkiness!!!

Dink boss: The new software is unlikely to go live until April at the earliest now.
Colleague: Does that mean we need to do Year End on the current system?
Dink boss: What's Year End?
Colleague: ?????? <explains process fully, including that it is a big job with legal submission deadlines>
Dink boss: Is that something we have to do then? Can we just not do it?

Colleague now wishes to swap dink boss for a brick wall as he feels it might have a better understanding!

BeedlesPineNeedles Thu 06-Dec-12 13:22:28

geek I know absolutely nothing about what you do but I could have a guess that Year End has something to do with financial end of tax year stuff? Would you like me to do dink boss' job from here grin

I am also looking forward to your dildo cam keep grin

JenFrankincenseAndMyrrh Thu 06-Dec-12 13:24:56

Year End. As in the most important thing in the year. Optional. Erm... Tell him to phone the Auditors and explain that you won't be bothering this year grin

SantasLittleControlGeek Thu 06-Dec-12 13:30:13

ooh keep can we have live dildo cam fred action please? grin

beedle I would LOVE for you to take over from dink boss, and you are completely spot on about the year end work!!! Please arrange plenty of meetings that mean I have to spend copious amounts of time in Snowland Sweden, too!

SantasLittleControlGeek Thu 06-Dec-12 13:31:24

LMAO @ Jen - I said something very similar to my colleague after dink boss had gone - I am sure HMRC will forgive us for not bothering to submit wages details just this once!

BeedlesPineNeedles Thu 06-Dec-12 14:01:20

WOOHOO MrB has booked his appointment for next week, now I need some serious brooking from everyone that he doesn't get stagefright. I'm going to have to be on my best non-nagging behaviour for the next week, of course I could just get an ironic BFP before that grin

By the way geek that Santa Baby song has been going round my head all day, and also I've booked us a meeting on Monday to discuss me taking over from dinkboss - I reckon that I should manage to do his job in my lunch break grin See you then

JenFrankincenseAndMyrrh Thu 06-Dec-12 14:19:36

Go MrB!

Santa Baby is in my head too grin

SantasLittleControlGeek Thu 06-Dec-12 14:19:55

beedle me too, it's going to have driven me completely insane by Christmas! Right, I'll get my plane tickets booked and winter woollies packed grin Congrats to MrB - so pleased for you both that he has finally done this. Brookety brook brook brooking that all goes to plan and no stage fright/spillage/missage is involved.

BeedlesPineNeedles Thu 06-Dec-12 14:43:48

yes definintely pack the winter woolies geek the forecast for tomorrow is a high of -10 deg shock. Though we went out for a little walk at lunchtime and it was really rather lovely in the sunshine (but still bloomin cold)

MissLToeishavingsantasbabyboo Thu 06-Dec-12 14:53:50

I got a chorus of muuuuuum stooooop iiiit your sooooo embarrasing from teen boo for singing along to Santa baby in the supermarket grin can we all come to your Beedle? It sounds lovely smile

keepJinglingThoseBells Fri 07-Dec-12 03:02:11

Am a bit weirded out but also touched by everyone's excitement about my dildo cam. Unfortunately as it's at 11am i doubt you'll want live updates, as that's 4am your time. I'll update as soon as i can get away from mrkeep as you are my dirty secret.

Santa baby is also in my head! I love teenboo. In fact i love teenagers in the aren't-they-hilarious from afar sort of way. must be harder to have one though. I do think i'll take pleasure in those 'embarrassing' moments though. smile

-10 beedle that is cold! do people still build snowmen in sweden, or is everyone so used to the snow they can't be bothered?

geek at least you can bond with your other colleagues about dinkboss

beedle well done on getting mrB to book his JIAJ without too much nagging. Wasn't it tock who got her bfp just before the SA results came back... I'm brooking for you for next week, both for your BFP and for mrB to do his bit.

we have a long weekend this weekend - monday off!

BeedlesPineNeedles Fri 07-Dec-12 05:13:59

keep kids do still play in the snow and go sledging etc but at the moment the snow is too soft and powdery to make snowballs and snowmen - it doesn't stick together. Though that's not necessarily a bad thing, its very easy to clear the snow from the path with a broom, Mrb does our path in the morning whilst I'm setting the alarm and locking the door.

I don't mind that we're your dirty little secret from Mrkeep, Mrb knows nothing either grin

boo of course you can all come, though you'll have to leave before JIAJ day, he might find it a little hard to perform with a whole load of strange women in the house grin

keepJinglingThoseBells Fri 07-Dec-12 06:09:42

i hope you mean 'strange' as in unknown, rather than as is 'weirdos'... Though possibly a bit of both i suppose grin
i hear in sweden people take it as their own responsibility to look after their paths and pavements, whereas in the UK we do nothing, leave it to the council, then fall over and complain.

Come ON, end of the (working) day.

BeedlesPineNeedles Fri 07-Dec-12 07:13:31

of course I meant strange as in unknown honest grin

I think its the law that we have to clear the pavement outside our house though I'm not 100% sure and I don't think they send the police round to check grin

MissLToeishavingsantasbabyboo Fri 07-Dec-12 08:17:09

You know what Keep having a teen is not actually that bad, for every bit of attitude they give you, you have the opportunity to think of new and imaginative punishments and ways to embarrass them grin for example it is a lot of fun (for us) to change the security settings on his laptop when he is being a bugger, so he can't access his wank bank you tube, or spend the week before parents evening getting your panda onsie ready as the perfect outfit grin It is a lot of fun smile

Beedle we are on our way, and promise not to sit outside the bathroom with pom poms to congratulate Mr B and his jar grin

SparklySanta Fri 07-Dec-12 08:18:03

Morning ladies!

Im actually having the worst morning (in comparison to other morning, not compared to say a homeless persons morning) SO the new app does not like the new brookers thread, every time I try to see it it just crashes, which is a huge problem obviously!!! then I look out of the window and theres no snow, which is fine, looked a bit damp out, got ready in weather appropriate clothes (trousers that dont drag on the floor) leave the house, and BAM, I'm down!! it wasnt damn outside it was flipping sheets of black ice!! Imagine a street after heavy rainfall, lots of surface water, now imagine it completely frozen!!! luckyily I managed to fall on my hands and knees, but it flipping hurt!!! AND unknown to me as I hit the deck the water bottle inside my lunch box exploded, so by the time I actually made it to work my lunch was ruined sad I shall be hobbling to the canteen later because Ive decided I deserve a bacon sandwich!!!!

right now back to the thread

Solars You can call me whatever you like as long as you dont call me later for my dinner!!

Sweetie pretty sure tenerife is sunnier than here! are you having a lovely drunken time?

Cup Thanks, I'm still reeling from it to be honest, EDD is 24th June, so it was only moved back 2 days from when I thought, but babies two measurements were quite different, one when twinkle was all scrunched up and the other when twinkle was mid stretch, so I'm hoping that Wednesday scan will help confirm everything. How are you doing?

Keep Ooooh Dildo cam on monday?!! exciting i need to get out more

Geek does dink boss think that because the software isnt ready we can just stay in 2012 indefinately? hmm dink boss is indeed a dink!!!

Right sorry for the others I havent name checked but I really must get myself down the canteen!!!

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