**Ladies, I am so sorry for being such a shitty check-in leader last week, I completely dropped the ball. I had a bit of a down week and really just didn't want to get out of bed, so I didn't respond to a single post, and for that I am so sorry. I promise to step it up this time and hopefully you understand.**
Welcome to TTC After Loss. I'm so sorry for your loss but am happy you have found us. This board is full of brilliant and kind women who have experienced the hardship of losing that which is most precious, and I hope you find great comfort and support here in your journey to your rainbow baby.
For those of you so new you don't know the routine, this is a check-in for newer members of the TTCAL Board. Please feel free to use this space to ask those "newbie" questions that feel intimidating to ask on the main board, I will try my best to get you an answer.
Please take the time to read the TTCAL blog to answer any questions you may have regarding our board etiquette, TTC, miscarriages & loss, and much more: http://www.ttcalblog.blogspot.com/
Finally, If you haven't done so, please post your introduction on the main board including your story.
For everyone else: How are you doing? Any news besides what I've asked about here?
Updates from last week:
GavinRonansMom: I'm so sorry that AF showed, hun. Are you planning on trying anything different this cycle?
a&aw12707: Welcome, and I'm so sorry you're back here. I hope that this cycle will go by quickly and you are back to TTC again. Do you chart?
Gatorsgirl731: I'm sorry about the BFNs, but maybe you didn't O when FF is saying you might have? Sorry about the temp drop too, boo! Maybe our uteruses (uteri, uterus?!) are in cahoots and want us to be KU together? That's my only viable excuse here.
Littlar: Sorry AF showed. Your MIL sounds like a peach. I hope you find hope this holiday season and some cheer as well - although I know it's not easy. *hugs*
Loving929: How are you feeling? Have you actually held out on testing - if so, good for you!! Such strength! I know what you mean about that slow rise, I had a wonky slow-rise a while back and it was... odd lol. Not usual. But then I had a weird temp-drop this time, so I guess sometimes our bodies are just that... weird. FX crossed for you and for a Christmas BFP!
Nbcarlson: Sorry that temping is still being "whacky" on you! It does get easier. And now I can see your BDing, so I can be extra creepy. When do you plan on testing?
dontstopbelievin: How did DH's SA and your RE meeting go? I hope you got some questions answered. Sorry I didn't get back to you last week, the S in SAL/SAIF means Success.
Theatrestar86: How are you doing this week? I can't see your OPKs on your chart or any recent charting, so I can't really stalk you, did your OPK end up being positive? Happy belated birthday!!
Loveniz: So no standing on your head this month? Maybe that's where I messed up. I can't see your BDing, how do you feel you did? FX for you so hard!
Lunabug924: AF showed! AF showed! How are you feeling now that you're onto TTC? What's your plan?
J&J09: How are you doing now that you're in the 2WW? Great timing. I'm sorry that you're struggling with the thoughts about where you'd be getting ready for Noel now. I know that feeling well, and it can be really hard over the holidays. Big hugs, J.
edgia: In regards to temping, you do what you find works. If you hate the open circles, you can always mark them as the same time and leave a note about it. I hate them, too. How is the 2WW treating you? When do you plan on testing?
jenohoutson: I hope the 2WW is treating you better this week, hun. I'm sorry you had a low point there, I'm feeling much the same. Did you test last Saturday or are you testing this Saturday?
losersaidwhat: Sorry I didn't get back to you last week, if your questions haven't already been answered I'll say a couple things. First off, the siggy warnings are more aimed at pictures of babies or young/baby-looking children, pregnancy tickers and the like. Now that you've altered it a bit, I really don't think it's an issue. As for your intro, as long as you make it as opposed to jumping in on posts, I think you've covered your bases. Some people are willing to go more into detail than others, and that's your prerogative. Welcome to the group, and I'm very sorry for your losses.
sjelwood: How are you doing this week? Did you end up getting a +OPK? Did you end up driving home on Wednesday to get some? I must admit, it's a little hardcore, but you've gotta do what you've gotta do.
katyms7: Holiday hugs your way, hun. I'm sorry you're struggling. Still waiting on your first PP period? Since August, yes? Have you spoke to your doctor about this? (Sorry if I've forgotten)
Buckeye608: Looks like you'll be getting some CH soon, if your temp continues to rise. How are you feeling this week?
Ravenclaw1: Tell me some more results came in, please? How are you feeling this week, love?
Quote of the week:
QOTW: What are your holiday traditions?