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100years Mon 16-Apr-12 16:17:11

Well what happens now? grin

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minipie Mon 16-Apr-12 16:38:29

Marking my place! thanks for starting the new thread

Quodlibet Mon 16-Apr-12 17:12:31

Haha, well done 100.

Let's see if we can get the 3 remaining updiffs sorted on this thread (and of course 100 started on Round 2!)

bebejones Mon 16-Apr-12 18:30:37

Oooooooooooooooooooh Shiney!! grin

<Finds comfy corner, gets settled for the duration>

leftwingharpie Mon 16-Apr-12 18:42:39

Oh please let this by my thread - at least to start TTC if not to succeed!

minipie Mon 16-Apr-12 20:04:32

damn right harpie this IS going to be your TTC thread whether your DH knows it or not

sorry, I seem to be morphing into your MIL grin

leftwingharpie Tue 17-Apr-12 08:48:20

Careful Minipie it's not all just crazy TTC talk, you'd also have to clean my flat every week after I've cleaned it first obviously!

How is everyone this morning? I had such a weird night I kept waking up - I had such a convincing dream that I was pg that I kept thinking I should test! (completely wrong time of month, so didn't!) The whole business is really pressing on my mind since the conversation with MIL.

bebejones Tue 17-Apr-12 09:59:20

Harpie - any chance your MIL can put some gentle pressure on your DH? I know my mum is way too chicken to pressure my DH, wish she would though! How on earth did you explain to her why you couldn't trick him?!

I'd like to think that this would be my TTC thread too, somehow I seriously doubt it! sad

minipie Tue 17-Apr-12 11:59:47

Ah, ok well in that case I am definitely not your MIL - cleaning is not my strong suit!

but... seriously? Your MIL cleans your flat for you? I can't decide whether that is amazing, or slightly stalkery. What do you think?

bebe I am hoping for a MURCOM from your DH's direction too! get DD to pester him grin

Quodlibet Tue 17-Apr-12 13:41:01

<thinks how clean flat would be if anyone MIL cleaned it once a week>

Harpie I find it pretty mindboggling too I've got to say...why does she do it?

leftwingharpie Tue 17-Apr-12 15:31:00

Bebe I didn't, I just kept saying it wasn't possible, she kept assuring me it was! You could tell she was not impressed by my defeatist attitude! Well you see MIL, it would involve me having to fake and hide periods to disguise where I am in my cycle, persuade your son to DTD for no apparent reason on random weekday nights, quite out of character - and let me tell you now he would not be up for that - and keep at the whole mad charade for as long as it took to get a BFP, hopefully without me losing my mind in the process. And then deal with the fallout.

leftwingharpie Tue 17-Apr-12 15:37:20

MIL does not know the meaning of the word subtle she has been blatantly nagging him for ages, which just makes him furious.

She cleans the flat by arrangement with DH, who sees it as a win win solution as the flat is clean and he is able to put some extra cash her way. I hate the arrangement and feel I have to pre-clean before she gets here, and also hide anything I don't want her to see. It's nice having a clean flat and it's good that MIL gets some extra money but I'd rather have someone I don't know.

Quodlibet Tue 17-Apr-12 15:40:56

Oh OK that makes more sense than her cleaning it just for the crack. My cousin has a Greek MIL who will come round and do passive-aggressive cleaning just to show her up as slovenly. Cleaning in Greece is like a competitive sport though it seems to me.

leftwingharpie Tue 17-Apr-12 18:29:26

How strange my (male) Greek housemate at Uni almost never did any housework. None of us did! blush

Quodlibet Tue 17-Apr-12 22:03:07

No the Greek men don't do ANY housework! Don't be ridiculous! Their mums/wives do it all for them.

bebejones Tue 17-Apr-12 22:40:19

I'm fairly certain my MIL would like to come and clean my house just to show me up! I'm sure she thinks I'm a crap wife (to be fair I am pretty rubbish at housework) but in my opinion if she had bothered to teach her son to clean up and do the washing or hoover, the house would be a whole lot tidier! DH is such a slob!!! angry wink

And she isn't even Greek!!! grin

leftwingharpie Wed 18-Apr-12 06:49:18

No excuse then! Just don't mention his lack of domestic skills anywhere else on MN Bebe, or they'll send round someone from Women's Aid! grin

16 days till TBT - can you believe it??!!

bebejones Wed 18-Apr-12 10:54:57

grin I make him sound awful....he's not, but I do wish he would pick up after himself! (God, that makes it sound like I'm his mother!!)

Cannot believe TBT is SO close! That has come around so fast, are you excited?! It'll be amazing!

leftwingharpie Wed 18-Apr-12 16:17:40

There's more - we can start TTC from 8 May*. That's 20 days from now!

*FOF permitting of course!

leftwingharpie Wed 18-Apr-12 16:19:52

Correction - from date of first AF after 8 May.

minipie Wed 18-Apr-12 16:22:52

Oooer! So you might, conceivably*, come back from TBT with a BFP...?

<sends elephants off to California, armed with pg tests>

*pun intended

leftwingharpie Wed 18-Apr-12 16:55:33

Well we are back on 21 May which would be CD14 if CD1 was on 8 May - but it won't be.

minipie Wed 18-Apr-12 17:17:05

Ah ok, thought you were away for a month or something. though even then that would mean end of trip was too early for a BFP ... you'd think after 11 months TTCing I'd have worked out this cycle thing wouldn't you <slaps forehead>

<packs Gruffalo off to California instead, just in case>

leftwingharpie Wed 18-Apr-12 20:14:17

Hmm wonder if I can hock the Gruffalo to Paris Hilton in LA... <imagines Gruffalo in holdall with diamanté collar>

How's mini bean?

strawberrypie Wed 18-Apr-12 20:22:03

Can you get your OH to sign some kind of legally binding baby making contract LWH, while he is in this positive mood?

Also could you sit him down and tell him that every other time he has agreed to TTC from a date in the future he has changed his mind causing untold grief so he had better mean it this time?

(Or a group of women you know from the Internet may form a picket line around the flat chanting "Up the Duff! Up the Duff! Get LWH Up the Duff!)

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