October 29: Hurricanes, Symptom Spotting, and Writing Prompts. Oh My!

29 Oct


Well we’ve batten down the hatches as best we could and have braced ourselves for hurricane Sandy to hit. Right now it’s pouring and super windy, but apparently the worst is yet to come. I have beer, batteries, and a roast in the crock pot. I don’t really see what more I can do to prepare. I’m just crossing my fingers that the power stays on until the roast finishes cooking. The mayor is enforcing road restrictions from 6pm tonight until noon tomorrow, so we legally aren’t allowed to go anywhere. Not that we have anywhere to go, but still. Scary stuff. The fun part is that I got out of work at noon today and won’t be going in tomorrow. Our house is serving as hurricane party central and we have a few potential boarders on call in case they lose power. So, if you don’t hear from me for a few days it’s either because I don’t have power or the hurricane party is still raging.

Symptom Spotting 9DPO:

Disclaimer: I’m on progesterone so the following should all be taken with a grain of salt.

  • I have been super tired. Like, I’m fine during the day but I have been sleeping like a rock at night and having a hard time getting up in the mornings.
  • I have had a very heightened sense of smell. For example, it reeked like cough drops when we walked into the grocery store yesterday but my husband couldn’t smell it at all. Same thing at the mall, but this time is was body odor. Same thing this morning except it was the whiskey in my co-worker’s coffee.
  • Tender nipples. (sounds like a love song)
  • As of today I have been having dull pains in my uterus-area. It almost feels like a gas pain, but then there is no gas. Kind of a pulling sensation. That’s the best I can describe it.

I think I will start peeing on things come Wednesday morning at 11 DPO. Does that seem reasonable?

Writing Prompts:

October 27: Girl or Boy? Given a choice, which would you choose as the sex of your first child?

Obviously  I would be grateful for either. But supposing for a moment that I was both fertile and had the luxury of choosing, then I would definitely go girl. My brother has 3 daughters and my mom is one of 5 girls so I think my chances are pretty good. My reasoning is entirely superficial–I want a little mini-me that I can dress up and do girly things with. Although, God help me when my mini-me hits her teenage years!
October 28: What is the meaning of life?

I actually don’t think there is any meaning to life. I think we all got here by a ridiculously strange coincidence in which every aligned just so that it allowed for life to exist. That being said, I do believe that since we are here anyway that we might as well be the best people that we can be and find that which makes us truly happy. Love. Just love. I think that is the answer to everything. That and science 🙂
October 29: Define what you consider cheating. Where do you draw that line?

In my opinion, there are many levels to this answer. We wouldn’t be human if we were never attracted to another person besides he/she that we have chosen to be in a relationship with. However, I think cheating is doing anything that you don’t have permission from your significant other to do. I don’t really care when my husband flirts with other girls, for example. It’s harmless and it gives him a little ego boost that I get to reap the rewards of later. Yet, should he touch another woman in that way then it definitely would not be ok.

Emotional relationships are where it gets hazy in my opinion. My husband has plenty of guy friends that he spends tons of time with. He has developed deep, personal relationships with these men and I never think twice about them spending time together. But how would I feel if he had this kind of relationship with another woman? My first reaction is that it would make me very uncomfortable. Then I ask myself why and the only answer I can come up with is because she is a she as opposed to a he. In reality, there isn’t anything wrong with that.

I think that, in the end, it all comes down to trust. He should be able to do whatever he wants (not physically) with whomever he chooses and I should be able to trust that he always has my best interest in heart. Besides, if he effed up then I probably shouldn’t have been with him in the first place.


Be sure to check out these lovely ladies who are also participating in the October Writing Prompts (and it’s never too late if you want to join in as well!)

Arwen Rose @ MRKH Musings

EmHart @ Follow Every Rainbow

futuresoccermom @ Pregnancy 101

Kathryn @ Kathryn Finding Fertility

Rainbow Catcher @ Catching Our Rainbow

StorkChaser @ Dog Mom Chasing the Stork

Jenny @ Sprout

Amanda @ Reading Each Page

Jennifer @ Waiting For Baby

JB @ Bickerstaff Blog

How We Are Learning To Be Parents

KelBel @ Tales From Our Yellow Brick Road

Stupid Stork @ Stupid Stork

Sunny @ Cease and Decyst

BethanyKenyon @ A Work In Progress

Seagull @ In This Mad Season


9 Responses to “October 29: Hurricanes, Symptom Spotting, and Writing Prompts. Oh My!”

  1. Sunny October 30, 2012 at 11:37 pm #

    Eeek! These symptoms are so exciting. I’m trailing about a week behind you, so many good thoughts are flowing your way, my friend. Stay warm, dry, and may the power of the crock pot be with you.

  2. jell jell @ I'll Sleep When They're Grown October 30, 2012 at 9:41 pm #

    Hope you weathered the storm! And good luck in the baby zone, all of that sounds like it should.

  3. EmHart October 30, 2012 at 10:19 am #

    Thinking of you, I hope the damage is minimal.

  4. Kristin October 29, 2012 at 10:56 pm #

    Be safe, friend!!

  5. Seagull October 29, 2012 at 7:34 pm #

    Great answers to the writing prompts! I totally agree with you about Love + meaning of life and the trust in a relationship. Love and trust – makes the world go round. Stay safe through Sandy!

  6. laughingpromises October 29, 2012 at 7:24 pm #

    Praying for your safety during the storm!

    Also, it’s totally not unreasonable to poas at 11dpo! You’d be one day more patient than I was. Here’s to your mini-me!

  7. Kelly October 29, 2012 at 7:13 pm #

    Eek! I hope you are staying safe with that storm! They have not shut up about it in Florida, so you all are in our thoughts down here! I hope the storm passes everyone by with no problems.

    Fingers crossed for 9DPO symptoms! I hope you get a mini-me VERY soon!

  8. Mrs. Wuestewald October 29, 2012 at 5:36 pm #

    “As of today I have been having dull pains in my uterus-area. It almost feels like a gas pain, but then there is no gas. Kind of a pulling sensation. That’s the best I can describe it.”I have had the same thing for 8-10DPO and wondering if it is implantation or if i am empty. The same thing happened on my last cycle so i told my hubby i don’t think the egg stuck, he disagreed but with no foundation. I am also on progesterone. Fingers crossed we both get BFP on Wednesday morning.

    • Jenn October 29, 2012 at 5:43 pm #

      The idea crossed my mind….fingers crossed for you too lady!

      Sent from my iPhone

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