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What the hell am I talking about…. July 16, 2011

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Wonder what I mean when I use all those abbreviations…regarding TTC. Here ya go

AAMOF – As A Matter Of Fact
ADN – Any Day Now
AF – Aunt Flo – Menstrual Cycle
AKA – Also Known As
AO – Anovulation
ATM – At The Moment
AWOL – A Woman On Lupron
B4 – Before
B4N – Before Now
BA – Baby Aspirin
BABYDUST – Good wishes vibe for getting pregnant
BBL – Be Back Later
BBT – Basal Body Temperature
BBs – BooBies AKA Breasts
BD – Baby Dance (intercourse)
BF – BreastFed, BoyFriend
BFN – Big Fat Negative
BFP – Big Fat Positive!
C# – Cycle Number
CB – Cycle Buddy
CD – Cycle Day
CF – Cervical Fluid
CM – Cervical Mucus
CP – Cervical Position
CNM – CertifiedNurseMidwife

DA – Dear Angel
DH – Dear Husband
DD – Dear daughter
DS – Dear Son
DSD – Dear Step-Daughter
D&C – Dilation & Curettage
D&E – Dilation & Evacuation
DPO – Days Post-Ovulation
DPC – Days Since Last Clomid pill was taken
Dx – Diagnosis

E2 – Estradiol
EB,EMB – Endometrial Biopsy
EDD – Estimated Due Date
ENDO – Endometriosis
EG – Evil Grin
EOD – End Of Discussion
EPO – Evening Primrose Oil
EPT – Early Pregnancy Test
ESP – ESPecially
ET – Embryo Transfer
EW,EWCM – Eggwhite Cervical Mucus

FET – Frozen Embryo Transfer
FHR – Fetal Heart Rate
FIL – Father in law
FP – Follicular Phase
FSH – Follicle Stimulating Hormone
FBOW – For Better Or Worse
FTTA – Fertile Thoughts To All
FUR – False Unicorn Root
FV – Fertile Vibes
FYA – For Your Amusement
FYI – For Your Information

G – Grin
GAFIA – Get Away From It All
GAL- Get A Life
GFY – Good For You
GG- Gotta Go
GIFT – Gamete Intra-fallopianTransfer
GMTA – Great Minds Think Alike
GnRH – Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone
GP – General Practitioner

HAGD – Have A Great Day
HAND – Have A Nice Day
hCG,HCG – Human Chorionic Gonadotropin
hMG,HMG – Human Menopausal Gonadotropin
HPT – Home Pregnancy Test
HRT – Hormone Replacement Therapy
HSC – Hysteroscopy
HSG – Hysterosalpingogram
HTH – Hope That Helps
HUTH – Hang Up The Horns

IAC – In Any Case
IAE – In Any Event
ICI – Intra-cervical Insemination
ICSI – Intra-cytoplasmic Sperm Injection
ICBW – I Could Be Wrong
IDTT – I’ll Drink To That
IIRC – If I Recall Correctly
IM – Instant Message (Instant Messaging)
IF – Infertility
IMAO – In My Arrogant Opinion
IMBO – In My Biased Opinion
IMCO – In My Considered Opinion
IME – In My Experience
IMHO – In My Honest/Humble Opinion
IMNSHO – In My Not So Humble Opinion
IMO – In My Opinion
INPO – In No Particular Order
IOW – In Other Words
IRL – In Real Life
ITI – Intra-tubal Insemination
IUI – Intra-uterine Insemination
IVF – InVitro Fertilization

JIC – Just In Case
J/K – Just Kidding
JMO – Just My Opinion
JTYWLTK – Just Thought You Would Like To Know

KISS – Keep It Simple Sweetheart (Stupid)
KUP – Keep us posted
KWIM – Know What I Mean

LAP – Laparoscopy
LH – Luteinizing Hormone
LMP – Last Menstrual Period (startdate)
LMAO – Laughing My Ankles (A**) Off
LMBO – Laughing My Butt Off
LO – Love Olympics (sex)
LOL – Laugh Out Loud
LP – Luteal Phase
LPD – Luteal Phase Defect
LSP – Low Sperm Count
LUF,LUFS – Luteinized Unruptured Follicle Syndrome

MC,m/c – Miscarriage
MF – MaleFactor
MIFT – Micro Injection Fallopian Transfer
MIL – Mother in law
M/S, MS – Morning Sickness

NA (N/A) – Not Applicable, Not Appropriate
NAK – Nursing At Keyboard
Newbie – New to the Internet or Bulletin Board
NFP – Natural Family Planning
NIPing – Nursing In Public
NMP – Not My Problem
NP – No Problem
NPI – No Pun Intended
NRN – No Reply Necessary
NT – No Text

O – Ovulation, Ovulated
OB – Obstetrician
OB/GYN – Obstetrician/Gynecologist
OC – Oral Contraceptives
OD – Ovulatory Dysfunction
OHT – One-Handed Typing
OP – Other Poster/Original Poster
OIC – Oh I (C) See
OMG – Oh My God
OPK – Ovulation Predictor Kit
OPT – Ovulation Predictor Test
OT – Off Topic
OTOH – On The Other Hand
OTS – Off The Subject
OTC – Over The Counter

PPAF – Post-Pardom Aunt Flo
PCO – Polycystic Ovaries
PCOD – Polycystic Ovary Disease
PCOS – Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
PCP – Primary Care Physician
PCT – Post Coital Test
PG – Pregnant
PID – Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
PMS – Pre-menstrual Syndrome
POAS – Pee on a stick (Home Pregnancy Test)
PPL – PeoPLe
PTL – Praise The Lord
PU – That Stinks

RE – Reproductive Endocrinologist
R-FSH – Recombinant Human Follicle Stimulating Hormone
RI – Reproductive Immunologist
Rx – Prescription

SA – Semen Analysis
SAHD – Stay-At-Home Dad
SAHM – Stay-At-Home Mom
SB – Step-Brother
SBT – Sad But True
SD – Step-Daughter / Step-Dad
SFAIAA – So Far As I Am Aware
SF – Step-Father
SFMP – Sorry For Multiple Posts
SHG – Sonohysterogram
SIL – Sister in law
SITD – Still In The Dark
SM – Step-Mom (Mother)
SNS – Supplemental Nursing System
SMEP – Sperm Meets Egg Plan
SS – Step-Son / Step-Sister
SO – Significant Other
STD – Sexually Transmitted Disease

TAFT – That’s A Frightening Thought
TAYL – Talk At You Later
TCOYF -Taking Care of Your Fertility
TFIC – Tongue Firmly In Cheek
THX – Thanks
TIA- Thanks In Advance
TIC – Tongue In Cheek
TIME – Tears In My Eyes
TMI – Too Much Information
toh – typing one-handed
TPTB – The Powers That Be
TTC – Trying To Conceive
TTFN – Ta-Ta For Now
TTYL – Talk To You Later
TTYS – Talk To You Soon
TWIMC – To Whom It May Concern
TWW – Two week wait (also 2WW)
TY – Thank You
TYVM – Thank You Very Much
TR – Tubal Reversal
Tx – Treatment

UR – Urologist
U/S – Ultrasound
UTI – Urinary Tract Infection

V – Vasectomy
VR – Vasectomy Reversal

WAHD – Work-At-Home-Dad
WAHM – Work-At-Home-Mom
WB – Welcome Back
WFM – Works For Me
WEG – Wicked Evil Grin
W/O – WithOut
WNL – Within Normal Limits
WOHM – Work Out of Home Mom
WRT – With Regard To
WTG – Way To Go
WTH – What The Heck??
WU? – What’s Up?
WYSIWYG – What You See Is What You Get

ZIFT – Zygote


Working out. March 13, 2011

Filed under: Love it,Tubal Reversal,Work it out — bloggingreluctantly @ 9:41 pm

I wanted to add a post on here about my new journey of working out now, so once I see two lines on a pregnancy test I can continue to work out and NOT have an ass that will barely fit through the door.  The Gym and I are strange friends, we are okay with each other but it takes  a lot of dedication on my part to stick with it, because I work full time, clean my home till my hands bleed and would rather do ANYTHING but go to that gym ( I know there are germs all up in that place!) But I’ve been going now regularly for about 3 weeks, I started walking 35 minutes, now I’m up to an hour, and did 3.6 miles today.  It feels good.  It’s getting easier.  Which I’m really happy about!

I’m praying that this pregnancy goes nothing like my others, I really hope that I can work out at least 3 days per week, of course while NOT eating everything in sight! HA! We’ll see!!! It helps that my diet has changed so much too!  SO 52 days till surgery.  Let’s see if I can stick with this working out till then!!! 🙂


See ya suckers…I mean goodbye I’ll miss you. December 5, 2010

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Today is the first day of the rest of my life.  I know Fee-Fiii-Faux-PAWWW, but it is.  I now longer work for ____.  I’m not dumb enough to go and mention their name for Christs sake, because let’s face it these people have my last check and my vacation time to send out.  So for now I’ll be all….”Hey friend”  After that money is in my hot hand, I’ll be all F-YOU.

I resigned today.  I gave notice yesterday.  I intended to be an adult.  I swore it would be only as ugly as they wanted it to be.  It was an ugly all out war that I had not planned on.  I am thankful that it rolled down the road the way it did.  I will not ever regret this day.  I will not miss the drama, the negative bull shit that was my direct co-worker the nonstop freak outs, the tension, the criminals, OMG. I am so happy to be gone.  So SO SO happy to not ever see the inside of those walls ever again.

There were good times, there were really funny times.  Family guy was quoted, many chuckles were had…but then there was all the times that make me mad to think about….those memories are the fuel that will make you change your life.  I am so thankful for that fuel. 

I begin my new job on Tuesday. I’m taking Monday off to relax, to unwind, to enjoy some me time. G.D. it I deserve it.  I need it.  Life begins again tomorrow.  Life is so good.


Where is the happy? Pappy? October 29, 2010

With the holidays basically here because let’s face it, Halloween is a mere 2 days away and from there we’ll be jingle belling until New Years and I can’t help but ask myself and my stunning brood where is the joy?  There is always a task, an errand, something stopped up, broken, or otherwise in “need” The holidays will be no different.  How do we get back to happy, or hell find happy.  I don’t know.

I find myself constantly and totally swirling about, in and out around and  consumed by panic.  I am always at a 10, I’d like to kick it down to a 5. HA!  Work always goes insane this time of the year but I vow (feel free to stop on by when I’m nose diving somewhere around 12-10-10) this Christmas will be different, I’m going to not bitch (as much) I’m going to shop early (HA!) I will not grumble about all the parties and the presents and the nonsense (and there will be plenty) I’m going to not only make this a Merry Christmas.  It’s gonna be a roooten’ tooooten’ Happy Christmas. Come Hell or high water.

First thing on the list to make Happy is my marriage, which is as solid as I’ve ever had in my life. I love him, I hate him, he hates me, he loves me….it’s a marriage dude.  I want to somehow find a way to make it more RRRAAWWWRRR and less GEZZZZ, I want to see him as the good man he is and less of a good target.  The world is not an easy place, sometimes those who share our home become the people we can yell at for all the shit the world did.  That is messed up yo. I will be starting over today.

I’ve sobbbbed my last night away, I’ve yelled the last time (for a while) Life is going to get happy…even if happy is a serious problem. (book by Dennis Prager go forth and read it if you haven’t)


Moving on… October 4, 2010

Filed under: I hate it.,Work it out — bloggingreluctantly @ 9:30 pm

I’m currently sitting in my “old house”  or the “little house”  OR the f’ing shoe box as it was almost always referred to.  Either way you slice it this isn’t my home anymore.  I love this little house.  All 700 square feet of it.  It’s a pocket house, you could slip it right into your shirt pocket.  It was a safe haven during one of the most stressful times in my life.  It sheltered us when we had no where else to go.  Leaving it…is bittersweet.  The “new” neighborhood is full of new houses, sorta spit shined and new, boring as hell, efficient, bi-levels ( ass houses that don’t cost too much to build..I hate bi-levels) The place reminds me of the poltergeist movie.  All those houses slammed up next to each other, glorified track homes…but never the less it’s a nice place.  I like it just fine, there is more space…but for the most part I could take it or leave it. I just needed more space than here.   So I guess it’s a win.

Here on the street we used to live on the folks are real, the conversations can be taken at face value.  I like that.  I hate fake people.  I hate people who hate you but pretend. Whatever.  I suspect that there is a whole lot of fake assness in the other neighborhood.  That has me thinking that this move was wrong…even though it was right.  Everything right now is black and white for everyone but me.  I’m a person that lives in shades of grey.  I can be very one way or the other but for the most part I see both sides of the line.   

There is a whole lot of disharmony in my “village”  people breaking up, families falling apart, I’m heart-broken.  I want to stop it all, but there is nothing anyone can do when the decisions have been made to move on.  All I can do is pray, pray that I still get to see my niece and nephew, that my brother is okay, who the hell am I kidding he’ll be fine.  He’s a rock, I’m the broken glass taped back together, either way for a “fixer” this is hard.  I miss my soon to be ex-sister in law, I’m hurt she didn’t even want to talk to me.  I guess that is how life is, move on. 

We all move on, we all pack up our things, turn the knob one last time and never look back.  I get that.  I’ve done it.  I’ve hurt family, I’ve broke up my own family both because of safety issues and because I was an idiot kid who didn’t know any better…or who did but didn’t care.  Either way moving on is always an uneven process…someone is always left holding a bigger piece of the hurt than the other.  “When a heart breaks no it don’t break even.” 

As I sit here in the little house that provided us with so much more than a place to sleep I see that I too am moving on.  Leaving neighbors who are seriously amazing, a yard I poured my heart into and a comfortable feeling for the unknown.  I’m scared, and I’m moving on.

Goodbye little house……


Up Hill August 10, 2010

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I rode my bike tonight, up a road that I was advised was an easy ride. Oh. My. Hell. It wasn’t easy, it was mad hard, but I did it! I freaking did it! I had to stop once I was off that hilly part because I’m a diabetic, and I had a weird food day where everything made me gag SO I used up whatever sugar I had left on those hills. BUT I did it!.  I am doing all of this, this insane working out where if I don’t work out I am mad, and moody and pissed off for my children.  For my girls that I love more than life, and for the promise of another baby.  Be it a boy or a girl (but I want a BOY sooooo bad I can’t stand it!) I don’t care.  I walk, I peddle, I cry, I throw up (or close to it) for those short people, or for those not so short people anymore.  This is the hardest but most important thing I’ve ever done in my life.