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Re: The Official TTC Thread!

Blacksand, that FRER line looks right on for 12DPO to me. That's usually when I would cave and test and it's about what I got. I wouldn't say that's faint at all. The only time I've ever used a digital though was on a "whoops" and I was 20DPO by then! Good luck!

by puppmom

May 23rd, 2016, 7:02 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: The Official TTC Thread!

Replies: 24475

Views: 672244
Re: Question for teachers/therapists

I live in PA so it may be different but I just assumed all states/counties had early intervention programs. DS2 had gross motor delays. Our pediatrician was not concerned but said if we were we could contact early intervention. Four professionals - a case worker, a physical therapist, an occupationa...

by puppmom

May 20th, 2016, 12:48 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Question for teachers/therapists

Replies: 23

Views: 500
Re: How to find a good therapist?

I agree it's about finding a good match and could be trial and error. DH sees a therapist and while he liked the first therapist he saw, it was hard to get that far. Many (in our area anyway) were not taking new patients or had office hours that were difficult to work with. Compatibility definitely ...

by puppmom

May 20th, 2016, 8:50 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: How to find a good therapist?

Replies: 19

Views: 420
Re: Do you find this pic disgusting or beautiful?

Neither. If that were my husband and child, I may find it beautiful but I feel neutral about that particular photo. It's pretty insane to me that anyone would see anything sexual in that photo though. But I did not think of it from the perspective that Trekkie mentioned. Sometimes I really think peo...

by puppmom

May 20th, 2016, 6:58 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Do you find this pic disgusting or beautiful?

Replies: 37

Views: 818
Re:

April, I had a similar experience between my two boys. It was an emotional roller coaster. Take it easy.

by puppmom

May 15th, 2016, 8:30 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: "Just Barely" Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 6573

Views: 171835
Re: How much autonomy did you have growning up?

I grew up in the 80s and my parents were the types that pretty much allowed us to do what we wanted as long as we weren't bothering them. I know that sounds bad but we knew we were loved. We just were absolutely not the center of their universe. We were basically along for the ride. They did not hav...

by puppmom

May 11th, 2016, 8:51 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: How much autonomy did you have growning up?

Replies: 22

Views: 737
Re: Interview follow up

Great news! Nice to sit on that over the weekend instead of wondering!

by puppmom

April 29th, 2016, 1:48 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Interview follow up

Replies: 43

Views: 1370
Re: The comforts of home..

You guys...I'm drooling over here. With two small children, one large dog and one income for two years there are pretty much no comforts at my house...for us parents anyway! :lol:

by puppmom

April 29th, 2016, 1:47 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: The comforts of home..

Replies: 62

Views: 1257
Re: Doggie dust - rapid weight loss

I'll keep this brief because I'm posting from my phone. Hollis was very cooperative with his ultrasound and they found nothing abnormal. However the vet who did the ultrasound noticed something in his bloodwork that the other vet did not. Well, not that she didn't notice, she just didn't see it as a...

by puppmom

April 28th, 2016, 7:54 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Doggie dust - rapid weight loss

Replies: 51

Views: 827
Re: Doggie dust - rapid weight loss

Pinkjewel, sorry to hear you're going through something similar. I made a comment to the vet about going for the ultrasound so we can get answers and she quickly reminded me there are no guarantees! I sure hope we find out what's going on but I realize it's possible that we won't know anymore tomorr...

by puppmom

April 27th, 2016, 7:06 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Doggie dust - rapid weight loss

Replies: 51

Views: 827
Re: Genius or ridiculous? Fun poll

Momhappy, my "geez" was directed at your MIL not being a kid person. Sorry for the misunderstanding. It would just upset me if my or DH's parents found my kids annoying. :(sad I wish I could tell MIL how much everyone liked her little trick but then I would have to confess I posted about i...

by puppmom

April 27th, 2016, 6:57 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Genius or ridiculous? Fun poll

Replies: 41

Views: 643
Re: Genius or ridiculous? Fun poll

Momhappy, everyone's entitled to their own feelings but geez! My children are well behaved but, like any, can get under your skin. If my MIL is ever annoyed with them she never shows it. I think they and her own children are more important to her than anything else.

by puppmom

April 27th, 2016, 3:40 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Genius or ridiculous? Fun poll

Replies: 41

Views: 643
Re: "Chain" cleaning services

If it were me, I would not want any "stuff" at the hospital. Carrying out all of your personal belongings is a pain and things are likely to get overlooked and maybe even misplaced. Here are some suggestions I have/things I like to receive: - something special for the baby. With your third...

by puppmom

April 27th, 2016, 1:13 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: "Chain" cleaning services

Replies: 6

Views: 340
Re: The Official TTC Thread!

SMC, what does DD drink when not BFing? My grandson is only 4 months and won't take frozen breastmilk but will take freshly expressed milk from a bottle. It turns out that DD's milk has high lipase and that makes the frozen milk taste funny (soapy is how they describe it). Apparently if you scald th...

by puppmom

April 27th, 2016, 12:22 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: The Official TTC Thread!

Replies: 24475

Views: 672244
Re: Interview follow up

Good luck! Nothing much to add as I agree with everyone else that one more follow up is definitely appropriate. I hope he gets it!

by puppmom

April 27th, 2016, 11:43 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Interview follow up

Replies: 43

Views: 1370
Re: Genius or ridiculous? Fun poll

Oh, how did I miss the Depends! :lol:

by puppmom

April 27th, 2016, 10:50 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Genius or ridiculous? Fun poll

Replies: 41

Views: 643
Re: Doggie dust - rapid weight loss

Thanks for continuing to check in and for the well wishes. Ultrasound is tomorrow and I'll post an update. He did vomit Monday night before dinner (that yellowy bile which is what he used to do when his reflux was bad). He's still eating the chicken and rice enthusiastically. We weighed him again an...

by puppmom

April 27th, 2016, 10:04 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Doggie dust - rapid weight loss

Replies: 51

Views: 827
Re: Genius or ridiculous? Fun poll

MIL and I have a decent relationship. We get along just fine but have very different interests and personalities so not much in common aside from the kids. This is the perfect example. She tapes a diaper to the corner of the counter so DS2 doesn't hit his head where I would just remind the kids that...

by puppmom

April 27th, 2016, 6:54 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Genius or ridiculous? Fun poll

Replies: 41

Views: 643
Re: Genius or ridiculous? Fun poll

I've already removed it because well, it looks like crap. And I'm afraid the tape won't come off. I may consider temporary corner guards or just remind my kids no running in the kitchen! It's been a trying few weeks for all of us with MIL being here full time. We're looking forward to going back to ...

by puppmom

April 26th, 2016, 8:03 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Genius or ridiculous? Fun poll

Replies: 41

Views: 643
Re: Genius or ridiculous? Fun poll

I was torn between "wow, pretty macgyver of her!" and "what the...?"

by puppmom

April 26th, 2016, 4:56 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Genius or ridiculous? Fun poll

Replies: 41

Views: 643
Genius or ridiculous? Fun poll

Fun "poll". I didn't add a formal poll but what do you think? I came home to this today. Background-my MIL has been our full time caregiver bc DH just went back to work and our nanny doesn't start until the 6th. It's kinda driving me crazy. When she saw the look on my face she said, "...

by puppmom

April 26th, 2016, 3:25 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Genius or ridiculous? Fun poll

Replies: 41

Views: 643
Re: I guess laughing is better than crying

Now that is funny! We have a very dear friend with ALS who uses this exact type of humor to keep positive. Because laughing IS better than crying. :bigsmile:

by puppmom

April 26th, 2016, 8:31 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: I guess laughing is better than crying

Replies: 5

Views: 306
Re: Mother Daughter relationships...are they all so complica

Wow, I'm so sorry for those of you that have very critical parents. I have a 21 year old daughter who has 2 children and sometimes it's hard but I always try to keep my mouth shut unless I'm asked for advice. I treat her as I would any other adult in my life in that respect. It's not always easy lik...

by puppmom

April 26th, 2016, 8:28 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Mother Daughter relationships...are they all so complicated?

Replies: 58

Views: 1400
Re: What do you miss most about being "young"?

I miss my metabolism. They warned me and I didn't listen. Now, I'm 20lbs over my ideal weight and not budging. I guess I should consider myself lucky for having a good metabolism up until 35 years old. ;(

by puppmom

April 25th, 2016, 1:11 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: What do you miss most about being "young"?

Replies: 66

Views: 1259
Re: Doggie dust - rapid weight loss

Haven't seen this in a while. Up and waiting for his breakfast this morning! :love:

by puppmom

April 25th, 2016, 8:41 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Doggie dust - rapid weight loss

Replies: 51

Views: 827
Re: Doggie dust - rapid weight loss

Aljdewey, I'm sorry to hear about your pup. I do appreciate you sharing your story. I'm hopeful because Hollis has gone through bouts of refusing his food before...only he didn't lose so much weight. I'm also realistic and understand this could be something serious. I do have moments where a future ...

by puppmom

April 24th, 2016, 8:18 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Doggie dust - rapid weight loss

Replies: 51

Views: 827
Re: Buying a new laptop

I'm MacBook all the way. I have a 2007 and it's still going strong. I'm generally not a proponent of spending a lot on things. But seriously this thing has never given us any trouble. My mom goes through a laptop every few years. She's probably had 4 or 5 in the time Ive had this one. If you keep th...

by puppmom

April 24th, 2016, 8:04 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Buying a new laptop

Replies: 38

Views: 620
Re: Doggie dust - rapid weight loss

Thanks, Pinto. I do notice that the food we use now (and the Wilderness) both smell terrible! My 3 and 5 year old even complain about it. I didn't know that there was dog food that didn't stink!

by puppmom

April 22nd, 2016, 12:51 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Doggie dust - rapid weight loss

Replies: 51

Views: 827
Re: Doggie dust - rapid weight loss

We feed him dry food. He was on Wilderness Salmon and Sweet Potato. When he started refusing that here and there, we gradually switched to what he eats now which is Simply Nourish (also Salmon and Sweet Potato). They do have a wet food version but we've never tried that. One of the things I was cons...

by puppmom

April 22nd, 2016, 12:28 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Doggie dust - rapid weight loss

Replies: 51

Views: 827
Re: Doggie dust - rapid weight loss

Thanks for all the extra dust and thoughts! Hollis continues to act completely normal (including diving on a single cheerio that my 3 year old dropped on the floor this morning) but still refusing this food here and there (mostly mornings). The vet called and his urine had very high bacteria (and ye...

by puppmom

April 22nd, 2016, 11:59 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Doggie dust - rapid weight loss

Replies: 51

Views: 827