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Gender: Female
Name: Calla Sophia
Birthdate: October 11, 2008

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Am I Pollinated Yet?

Look at my horoscope from Rob Brezsny:

Libra Horoscope for week of January 31, 2008
The planet's biggest annual orgy of pollination is about to take place. A million beehives from all over America and Australia are on trucks headed to a 600,000-acre patch of almond orchards in California's Central Valley. For the next three weeks or so, 40 billion bees will be in service to almond flowers as they facilitate the mixing of male and female reproductive materials. This scene could rightly serve as your metaphor of the week, Libra. You, too, are primed for a tremendous pollination event -- a time of intense mingling in service to fertility.

I doubt I'm supposed to take this literally, but still... neat! My husband's nick name, by the way, is Crazy-Bee.

Now back to waiting another week.

Friday, January 25, 2008


Turn to the Internet to learn more about conception and pregnancy, and you're likely to encounter a lot of nearly indecipherable abbreviations.

Many of them seem reasonable enough, but some are downright goofy.

ATAS - Abbreviations That Are Stupid:

AF - Aunt Flo(w). This means getting your period. Are we still in seventh grade, people?
DH - Dear Husband. My husband is a dear, I suppose, but I don't typically refer to him as such. Certainly not often enough to abbreviate it!
BBs - "Boobs" Oh a cute little abbreviation for my least favorite term used to refer to breasts (why not TTs, anyone?).
BD - Baby Dance. This means having sex. Baby Dance? That's a creepy euphemism if I've ever heard one.
DP - Dancing Partner. DP means something slightly different to me, and that's all I have to say on the matter.

ATEMCS - Abbreviations That Explain My Current Status

TTC - Trying To Conceive.
2WW - Two Week Wait. This is waiting to see if your "BD" efforts have resulted in a pregnancy.

And, of course, I'm having all sorts of psychosomatic early pregnancy symptoms! I am seriously sleepy for no good reason lately. I have some other symptoms, as well, but these are also the same symptoms of an impending period. Might as well not draw any conclusions so early. I don't have a deadline to get pregnant or anything, but I can't help but feel like I want to hurry up and get there.

And, of course, when I have used POAS (pee on a stick) OPKs (ovulation prediction kits) this month I keep getting BFNs (big, fat negatives), so I am not even sure if I ovulated or not. I did get BFPs (big, fat positives on OPKs in past months when I was tracking my cycle but not TTC, so I know I can ovulate. Anyway, I just keep on BDing everyday, just in case, and because it's a great pastime in its own right.

Hmm the ATAS are really bothering me, so I may have to refrain from using them. Let's hope that the TTC days are brief, and I can move on to see what the Parenting realm of the Internet has to offer.

Monday, January 7, 2008


The new year has begun at last, so I have only a few weeks until my husband and I start trying to conceive. I'm trying to avoid stressing about it all because I don't want to disrupt my cycle or do anything to minimize my chances of getting knocked up.

I'm also trying to enjoy some of the things I'll be putting aside for a year or so in just a few weeks. (That's code for "I'm hitting the hooch," mainly wine in the evenings.) I guess there are other things I'll be giving up soon, too. I think there are some concerns about eating sushi. Lots of no-no's for the pregnant and nursing woman, actually. I'll have to familiarize myself with them all soon.

I guess I'll have more to say about it all when there actually is more to say about it all.

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