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Brooking No Argument that we'll get BFPs from our Easter Eggs

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BeedlesPineNeedles Fri 22-Mar-13 11:17:33

Well done keep I hope its the first of many grin grin

Right who's next with the BFP???

SweetieTime Sun 31-Mar-13 21:31:13

omg geek I actually snorted when I read your list. You really are very well prepared. Were you a Brownie or Guide. I am sure Jen or Beedle could recruit you as leader. wink

GreenOlives Sun 31-Mar-13 21:54:10

grin grin grin Ok, so sweetie and geek seem to be ok on the test front!! Anybody else in need of any preg tests or do you all have a similar stash? smile

keepitgoing Mon 01-Apr-13 01:59:01

smile smile geek!!! That is hilarious!!

No number three for you, then, olives? ;)

GreenOlives Mon 01-Apr-13 08:16:53

We are 99% sure that we are sticking at 2 keep! smile

I have told DH that if I ever say I'm feeling broody again he has to buy me a puppy! grin

JenFreggle Mon 01-Apr-13 09:31:44

I did recruit Bartlet and then she got a bfp. This baby will be the 5th born to a leader in my guide unit since 2008...

SweetieTime Mon 01-Apr-13 12:12:25

Geek that is what we need to do, become Brown Owls!!

We have spoken about the Christening again, DH will go on his own if I aren't feeling up to it. A mystery illness will crop up. He wasn't very understanding but has accepted that I am on more of an emotional roller-coaster than he is.

JenFreggle Mon 01-Apr-13 12:22:49


keepitgoing Mon 01-Apr-13 12:38:24

sweetie I'm sorry your dh can't understand where you're coming from, but at least he can accept and support you. I don't think yabu at all not to go if you can't face it, noone needs to know. Ivf is tough tough tough emotionally, so just do what's right for you.

keepitgoing Mon 01-Apr-13 12:39:41

Ps, that's a bit odd about the surname, no?!

ControlGeek Mon 01-Apr-13 12:58:07

sweetie Glad you and DH have come to a compromise on the christening. There are things I don't think our DH's/DP's can ever fully understand, perhaps acceptance is the best we can hope for.

jen I completed that form just after bartlet got her BFP figuring anything was worth a shot! but heard nothing back at all, not even a 'thanks but we're ok for now'. I did put on the form that I don't drive - would that have been a major issue that meant my form got binned?

boo loving the puppy idea - but would it honestly work? I can see you being a nice, well-rounded family of six smile

SweetieTime Mon 01-Apr-13 12:58:39

Jen you are very funny!!

keep it is all very strange if you ask me, I can sort of understand it on a practical level such as booking holidays etc but from an emotional level surely the child needs to know his father is different. But each to their own and if it works for them.

Sweetie I am glad you came to an agreement with DH.

JenFreggle Mon 01-Apr-13 18:41:02

Geek you shouldn't have got binned, somebody is supposed to get back to you. Feel free to try again, maybe you have a DC that isn't up on Join Us but we've had a few months to get used to it now. She may have accidentally pressed the wrong button and deleted you and is hoping that you try again as she won't have contact details for you

BartletForTeamGB Mon 01-Apr-13 21:25:56

geek, there were LOADS of teething problems with the new system so your email might well have gone awry. Please try again. Aside from the fact it clearly guarantees a BFP, Guiding is so much fun!

ControlGeek Tue 02-Apr-13 16:09:12

Thanks Jen and Bartlet I didn't realise at the time that it was a new system. Over the weekend I've been inspired by an mn thread to contact my local WI branch, so I'll see how I go with that and if I have any energy left I may resubmit a form for Brownies.

Here's a little bit of BS Bingo to make you smile ladies - my company has just made an internal announcement that they are going to 'maximise the synergies with our services' grin

BeedlesPineNeedles Wed 03-Apr-13 05:46:49

I have now emerged from underneath a mountain of chocolate wrappers <passes the wrappers to boo for her to sniff>

Jen not sure if I said congratulations earlier but we won't hate you for being so fertile grin

keep if the no swimming is just about no exercise could you not just wallow in the pool (not suggesting you're hippo like at 5 weeks grin )

olives if noone else wants the first response and you don't mind sending them to foreign parts I'd like them. I have loads of IC - but not a big a supply as geek

We had a lovely Easter, did lots of work in the garden, we're clearing an area that gets the late afternoon sun as we have lots of big trees that shade the back garden in the late afternoon

GreenOlives Wed 03-Apr-13 08:24:39

Hi beedles Very happy to send the FRER to you, just pm me your address. smile

BeedlesPineNeedles Wed 03-Apr-13 09:41:55

olives have send you a pm Thanks grin

NoCupcakesOrCocktails Wed 03-Apr-13 10:53:56

Well I've finally left my sick bed! I haven't been out of the house in 4 days. I have had man flu according to DH grin I think he was getting sick of my whining. I'm feeling so much better, I look terrible though. My nose is really dry and has been peeling confused

shock at Geeks supply of tests, I've barely got any. I can't bear to test anymore.

Sweetie I'm glad you and DH have managed to compromise. I can totally understand why you don't want to go. I've just declined to go to a baby shower for some girls at work. It's for 5 girls going off on mat leave & there will be another 3 there who are currently on mat leave. I think it will be too much for me to deal with as i may have started IVF by then. The girl organising it was surprised when I said no thanks even though most ppl at work know I'm waiting for IVF. I must be better at hiding how hard this is for me than I realised.

Jen it's lovely to hear you and DH are starting to get excited about it all. It's very sweet that you are concerned about other people's feelings. Honestly I wasn't upset to hear your news at all.

I don't know about everyone else but I tend to live in fear of pg announcements. It's not because I'm jealous, it's because it's always so public. I've had so many friends make the big announcement at meals, parties etc in front of a lot of ppl. Everyone congratulates them, then at least half of the ppl there sneak looks at me or DH to see how we are taking it. It's so humiliating. I guess it's our own fault for being relatively honest over the years in response to being asked when we are going to have kids.

I hope everyone had a lovely easter thanks

NoMaybeAboutIt Wed 03-Apr-13 11:03:25

Oh Cups I know exactly what you mean. I avoid baby showers too. We have been quite honest too, and I know what you mean about the looks. Though in all honestly, MrMs family are just down right insensitive!

I'm glad you're feeling better. But you have sent it here. I feel Douglas houses!

Beedle I'm so jealous of your gardening. We desperately won't to get over the allotment, but with al the snow and rain, it's just too boggy!

Sweetie I'm glad you sorted things. I think it's all about self preservation at the moment. You need to be in the right frame of mind, and anything that detracts from that is bad.

I hope all other brookers are ok. Sorry for the lack of posting. I am always watching though wink stalker

keepitgoing Wed 03-Apr-13 11:04:13

cup if they know about your issues then I think it's dreadful of them to tell you in those sorts of situations. Grrr. I didn't realise you'd been I'll, sorry! Glad you're feeling better. That baby shower sounds hideous. Never mind I hate the idea of baby showers anyway but... Why is everyone at your work pregnant.

BTW I've been relatively open with friends and family about our issues. All in the name of bringing fertility issues into the open air. And being a bad lier. And being excited when we first started TTC.

beedle the doc said no even to that... But I will make up my own mind and swim from 7 weeks (next Friday)

Waves to all!

BeedlesPineNeedles Wed 03-Apr-13 11:52:01

maybe just to make you even more jealous, the weather statistics for March were in the newspaper today. We had 2.8 mm of rain (it was actually snow so about 3cm) and 247 hours of sunshine grin
Not that we can do any digging in the veg patch because the ground is still frozen cos its still rather cold.

BartletForTeamGB Wed 03-Apr-13 12:48:03

I know it is nothing, but I wish I could give you all a hug. I've had nothing like the wait that some of you have had and I can understand the pain of those announcements since DD1 so I can only imagine how much more painful that is for you. I've so appreciated the people who emailed me privately to let me know that they were pregnant and thankfully haven't had any big announcements to deal with. At the same time, I let people know quietly when I found out I was pregnant with DD2. I hope I've done it sensitively.

(It did absolutely break my heart when good friends called their DD who was due the same time as my DD1 the same name and just announced it with, "Yes, we know you like the name." I still can't speak to them although we have exchanged a few text messages. We're visiting family near to them next month and I just can't contemplate seeing them though.)

Anyway, I am still brooking like billy-o for you all and I can't wait to see the BFPs.

NoCupcakesOrCocktails Wed 03-Apr-13 16:30:58

Thanks Brookers, I knew you guys would understand grin <gathers everyone in for a group huddle>
It's so complicated explaining how ttc makes us all feel. I remember about your DD1's name Bartlet, I can understand why that is still so difficult for you to deal with.

There are about 9 people going on mat leave in the next few months at work. It is not in my department but we all know each other & move departments to cover staff shortages. They are looking to move people to cover mat leave. A colleague suggested I should move as that would get me pregnant shock I calmly replied that if 3 years of more sex than anyone needs or wants, a mega healthy lifestyle, taking a gazillion vitamins & seeing fertility specialists hasn't got me pregnant then I'm sure going & siting on the "pregnancy chair" at work probably won't help either.
Her response "well it can't hurt" gringringrin

You've got to laugh, I'm refusing to sit in that damn chair as if I do get miraculously pregnant ill never hear the end of it!

Waves to Sweetie, Maybe, Keep, Solars, Boo, Bartlet, Olives, Scarlett, Geek

Btw does anyone ever wonder what happened to Imps. I miss her sad

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