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Elderberry Pavlovas And The Eternal Sausage of Wang (Part 4): a frightfully good thread for the over-30s TTC their first baby.

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viviennewestwould Fri 25-Jan-13 18:58:59

Over here, sausage-wangers!

Boodle9 Sun 27-Jan-13 18:05:31

Helloooo! I need to get me a bit of this list action:

Bunny, just 33 (eek), CD2, cycle 9, married, have 2 furry babies and work in a boring office job.
MotherOfCleo, 29, ttc#1, month 4, bfp due 1 feb (fx)
Sophie80, 33 ttc#1, month 19, AF due next week (not sure of date as some scumbag has nicked my phone!)
Aquarius, 31, cycle [think its 10 now] 5ish dpo, af due 4 feb-ish, lazy so-and-so who's still in bed whilst typing this.
Happylass 34 (but not for much longer boohoo) CD2 of cycle 6. AF due Feb 21st
Viv, 41 (fuck off!) 5DPO, 11th cycle since mmc, champion sausage-wanger, nice tits.
2cats222, newlywed won't shut up about it & 31, CD10 of cycle 7
Pipbin, 37, cycle 17, I think, AF due 31st Jan
Boodle, 29, cycle 18, waiting for first fertility specialist appointment and queen of the short luteal phase

Before any meat-based aerial attacks come my way for being 29, I must remind you all that I asked permission to join! smile

Bolded all our names too...just for shits and giggles.

Boodle9 Sun 27-Jan-13 18:11:57

Oh, meant to share this with 2cats as a demonstration of what dozing can do to your temperatures! I take my temperature at 6.15am each morning but yesterday I hit snooze and dozed for an hour before I took my temperature...look at the spike!

Ovulation Chart My temp chart

Sonics Sun 27-Jan-13 18:15:18

Can't beat shits and giggles boodle!

Did anyone see the programme that was on BBC2 a couple of weeks ago about the IVF clinic in Liverpool? I recorded it and only got round to watching it this morning. It amazed me (and made me cry of course!)

The bit that most hit home was when they were showing through a magnifying glass the sperm trying to get through to the egg. They had loads of cells to battle their way through before they even got to the egg, and the sperm were tiny compared to the egg. Just shows how hard it is, even if the sperm and the egg do manage to find each other. Also there was a couple who had 5 embryos and only 1 of them developed well enough to be viable. So again that made me think about how even if the egg gets fertilised that it doesn't necessarily mean you'll end up pregnant if the embryo starts to break down not long after fertilisation.

I think I knew all of this already but it just made me realise properly why sometimes it does take a long time to get pregnant!!

We have a doctors appointment in the morning to talk about the next steps. We've already had initial tests done that were all fine, so it's the more invasive ones next :-(

Sonics Sun 27-Jan-13 18:20:50

thanks for that boodle I've just started charting and I did wonder how much different it could really make if you snooze for a bit. I can see the answer to that is a big difference!

2cats222 Sun 27-Jan-13 18:44:08

boodle thanks! Lesson learnt, took all the advice and oral temped this morn as soon as the alarm went off after fumbling around in the dark half asleep not being able to find the on button and putting the wrong end of the thermometer in my mouth On a side note I am still spotting so thinking i may need to talk to the doc - wtf is wrong with my body??!?

Bunnygirlie Sun 27-Jan-13 19:28:38

Tired hungover hormonal and grumpy here, somebody say something funny or slap me with a sausage or something!!!

retroelement Sun 27-Jan-13 19:37:40

I suggest you head on over to mumsnet classics and read the one about the bolognaise. I nearly cried, I was laughing so hard.

Pipbin Sun 27-Jan-13 19:57:57

Right ladies, should I go for a run tomorrow?
I had my lap and dye a week ago thursday and I haven't been since.

Boodle9 Sun 27-Jan-13 20:10:08

Pip, did they say how long you should wait before starting exercise again? You could always go and just reduce your distance/speed to start off with, just to see how it goes? I'm sure you're very sensible and wouldn't push yourself if it felt uncomfortable!

Bunny, I'm no good at funny stuff so can't help you! Youtube is my 'go to' place for amusement, although I do agree with retro's suggestion of mumsnet classics! There's some brilliant stuff in there!

Sonics Sun 27-Jan-13 20:21:33

ooh where are the classics? I could do with a laugh

Boodle9 Sun 27-Jan-13 20:26:36

Here: ! You can just go to talk and then it's in the 'Mumsnet stuff' section though.
Some are hilarious, some have had me in floods of tears. Pick your thread wisely! smile!

Boodle9 Sun 27-Jan-13 20:27:17

Gah! I ALWAYS forget to tick the 'convert links automatically' box!

Boodle9 Sun 27-Jan-13 20:31:13

Such bad form - I'm always having to post twice because I cock up/forget to say something, and now I'm adding a third post just to point out this total disregard for Internet forum etiquette.

(Flagellates self with a pepperami - it's Sundy night and that's all they had left at Co-Op.)

Boodle9 Sun 27-Jan-13 20:31:24

Such bad form - I'm always having to post twice because I cock up/forget to say something, and now I'm adding a third post just to point out this total disregard for Internet forum etiquette.

(Flagellates self with a pepperami - it's Sunday night and that's all they had left at Co-Op.)

Boodle9 Sun 27-Jan-13 20:33:35

Oh my fucking god. blush Sorry everyone! I'm just having a one-woman meltdown over here.

Promise not to post any more inane drivel for at least 10 minutes.

2cats222 Sun 27-Jan-13 20:45:30

grin boodle made me chuckle!

happylass Sun 27-Jan-13 21:01:37

Retro just read the spag bol thread. Laughed so hard I spat my tea everywhere! Amazed no one from here has posted to suggest throwing in some sausages, everything else has gone in. Hilarious!

twinklestar2 Sun 27-Jan-13 22:16:07

Boodle you made me laugh!!

Aquarius1 Sun 27-Jan-13 22:24:53

boodle you should get yourself a thread - the boodle show

just had a look at that mumsnet classics - i really felt for her, i'm a bad chef too.... such a shame she couldn't save it sad wink

the tripadvisor thread is v funny - 'i thought thickos was a greek island' ppfffff

Bunnygirlie Sun 27-Jan-13 22:33:38

I ate 3 macaroons instead, that's about 700 calories, I must be punished! Where is viv with that chorizo?!?!?

Boodle9 Sun 27-Jan-13 22:36:45

The Boodle Show! Lol! It would just be me on a thread ranting at myself!

Aquarius, I loved that tripadvisor thread! I saw it start on AIBU before it moved to classics. I love AIBU but I've never dared post there; it's the scariest place on the whole of mumsnet!

Pipbin Sun 27-Jan-13 23:09:33

Decided against a run tomorrow. The hospital did say two weeks, and as DH points out, although I look fairly mended on the outside you don't know what's going on on the inside.

Aquarius1 Sun 27-Jan-13 23:21:39

Sounds sensible pip

viviennewestwould Mon 28-Jan-13 07:59:02

'Sundy*, Boodle? wink

Does anyone dare me to start an AIBU thread involving sausages? I'm serious.

2cats222 Mon 28-Jan-13 08:17:07

viv I do. I will even reward you with a big handmade Lincolnshire beauty for future wanging needs

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