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open forum and rollcall

Hi ladies! I thought since we have so many new ones on here we would do a roll call!

me( Danielle)
dh( Clay)
ds( Joseph) 10 years old
ds( Tristan) 6 years old
ds(Jacob) 5 months old
married 10 years
stay at home mom
Live in Louisiana

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Wow really.  Is he going throuch warrior trasition?  The 4 week course?  Has he already left or is he preparing to go?

My husband is doing his WTC (like basic only shorter) at Ft. Knox Ky and then doing his AIT at Ft. Jackson, SC.  

He graduates from WTC on the 30th of this month, so I am planning a road trip.  

  

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Oops forgot to put this part on there.  

For your babys cold.  Yes, infant tylenol should be completely safe.  Just make sure you give the right dosage.  If the youngest they list is 2 years, you give 1/4th of that.  That is what my doctor had me do when my DS was that age.

As far as the red nose, that is probably from stuff drying up some on there.  Avoid a sstuffy nose by using plain Saline spray.  Little noses makes a great one as does Baby Ayr.  There is no medicine in it only moisture.  I like putting some of the gel form of saline (found in the same section).  It keeps the mucus from drying up on the edges of the nose -- which can be heck to get off -- not to mention painful for your little one.
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he is just starting his stuff with the recruter. Soon he will be leaving for louisianna, for private security, then when he comes home he will know more about the army.....thanks!!!!
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Sharlene (me)
Chris (DH)
Dale 7yrs (DS)
Maura 5 months (DD)

Was a stay at home mom until 9/26 when I go back to work :(

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Cool!  

They have a new program (started Aug. 2004) called Operation Blue to Green.  It allows Air Force and Navy people (as well as prior Army) to enter the Army without having to go through Basic Training.  

It is called Warrior Trasistion Course.  It is much easier than Basic is -- not to mention shorter (only 4 weeks rather than 9).  I get to talk to him every night -- he took a cell phone and they are allowed to use them in the evenings, but there is also a payphone that they can use.  They also let them have a lot more freedom -- and hardly any yelling at all.  

He also could have gone straight into his prior field with no AIT, but they have a freeze on his field right now so he had to pick a new field and go through training.

Make sure he asks the recruiter about it.  It is very new and they don't all know about it.  My husband is the first from his area to do it, and they said he is the first Air Force person to go through -- the rest have been either Navy or prior Army reinlisting.  

I hope your DD gets better soon.  My DS kept colds when he was that age.  He hasn't had one in almost a year now though.  

Best wishes to you. I am heading off to my Ultra Sound appointment!  Yeah!!

Amanda
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me: Jody (24)
dh: Barry (27)
ds: Christian (2&1/2)
married: September 18th, 2004

wanting to try for baby #2 but haven't had af since march, so going through all the medical things...lol..having an ultrasound done soon and going to see an OB/GYN on October 18....hoping that things work out and we can get pregnant soon...
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Thanks for all the info. Ill let my hubby know, sounds good to me. I love military life!!! Gl at your ultra sound!!!
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Whre in Upstate NY are you ?? I have family in Cinncinatus and Earlville I think thats Chenago County. I'm in Northern NJ about 30-45 mins from NY border. I can get to NYC and Warwick in about 45 mins.
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I live North of Syracuse
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here is a dosing schedule for infant tylenol. i found it pretty helpful...

http://www.askdrsears.com/html/8/T089101.asp#T089104

hope it helps you too.
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Me - Jennifer 29
DH - Matt  31
DDog - Bear 7
DCat - Lil Elvis 6

Married 2 years next week
Human Resouces
Kansas

Working on first DS or DD.
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Me=April,32
DH=Jeff,37
DD=Grace,5
Sally= (Crazy Boston Terrier, possibly on dog crack-cocaine)7 months old.

We live in Sunny Southern California in Beautiful Wine Country. Grapes are ripe and ready for the pickin! I am a stay at home mom. Been TTC since my miscarriage last April, which is when I joined this forum. Still no baby, but I keep trying! My husband was in the Air Force as well. He got out 2 years ago.
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found this online...hope it helps everyone that is not familiar with all the abbreviations...I wasn't and this is why I went searching..lol

Fertility abbreviations
2WW: Two‑week wait
A/F: Aunt Flo (your period)
AH: Assisted hatching
AI: Artificial insemination
AIH: Artificial insemination by husband
ART: Assisted reproductive technique
BBT: Basal body temperature
BCP: Birth control pills
BD: Baby dance (sex)
BET: Blastocyst embryo transfer
BFN: Big fat negative
BFP: Big fat positive
BICA: British Infertility Counselling Association
CBAVD: Congenital bilateral absence of the vas deferens
CD: Cycle day
CM: Cervical mucus
CP: Cervical position
CVS: Chorionic villae sampling
D&C: Dilation and curettage
DE: Donor eggs
DI: Donor insemination
DPO: Days post‑ovulation
DPR: Days post‑retrieval
DPT: Days post‑transfer
EC: Egg collection
EDD: Estimated due date
ENDO: Endometriosis
EPO: Evening primrose oil
ERPC: Evacuation of retained products of conception
ET: Embryo transfer
EWCM: Eggwhite cervical mucus
FER: Frozen embryo replacement
FET: Frozen embryo transfer
FP: Follicular phase
FSH: Follicle stimulating hormone
GIFT: Gamete intra‑fallopian transfer
H/B: Heartbeat
HCG: Human chorionic gonadotropin
HFEA: Human Fertilisation & Embryology Authority
HPT: Home pregnancy test
HRT: Hormone replacement therapy
HSC: Hysteroscopy
HSG: Hysterosalpinogram
ICSI: Intra‑cytoplasmic sperm injection
I N UK: Infertility Network UK
IPS: Imaginary pregnancy symptoms
IUI: Intra‑uterine insemination
IVF: In vitro fertilisation
LAH: Laser assisted hatching
LAP: Laparoscopy
LH: Luteinising hormone
LMP: Last menstrual period
LP: Luteal phase
LPD: Luteal phase defect
MA: Miscarriage association
M/C: Miscarriage
MESA: Microsurgical epididymal sperm aspiration
M/W: Midwife
NIAC: National Infertility Awareness Campaign
OI: Ovulation induction
OV: Ovulation
OHSS: Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome
OPK: Ovulation predictor kit
PCO: Polycystic ovaries
PCOS: Polycystic ovary syndrome
PCT: Post‑coital test
PESA: Percutaneous epididymal sperm aspiration
PG: Pregnant
PI: Primary infertility
PID: Pelvic inflammatory disease
PMS: Pre‑menstrual syndrome
POF: Premature ovarian failure
SA: Sperm analysis
SANDS: Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society
S/B: Stillbirth
SI: Secondary infertility
STD: Sexually transmitted disease
TESA: Testicular sperm aspiration
TET: Tubal embryo transfer
TTC: Trying to conceive
U/S: Ultrasound
ZIFT: Zygote intra‑fallopian transfer


HTH: Hope this helps..lol
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Me (Sienna, 24.5)
son (Gabriel, 8.5)
son (Alexander,5.5)
Son (Nicholas,2.5)
son or daughter? (Due 5/2006)

i work full time at a construction company as an office mgr.-my boss is my dad's best friend!

i live with my boys in a house in Des Plaines, Illinois (chicago)

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Hi,

My name is Tim and I am a hopeful expectant, new dad. Gwen is 38, I am 35. She has another child already. We are both very aware of the risk involved with caryring a baby to term at this age. We don't expect anyone to have "the answer" but I wanted to know if anyone here has some %'s or "odds" if you will:

Went for ultrasound yesterday.
Dr. thinks Gwen is 6 weeks along (although I have my doubts, thinking it's more like 5)
Saw a yolk sack and heartbeat :)
heartbeat at 83 :(
Dr. refusing blood test for hormone level
next ultrasound in a week (wednesday, 28th)

They way I understand this is basically there's a 50/50 chance of it going wither way right now.

Any thoughts?
Thank you in advance :)
God bless
Tim
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me:Jamie
Dh: JR

1 Daughter:Kamarie 11
2 daughter:Hollie 6
3 Daughter: Gracie 2
4 Daughter: Haylie 4 weeks today!
5: Tubes tied! lol

I am a stay at home mom. Read everyday on here but don't post much. I love to read everything that everyone writes. Really like this site. Hope that the hurricane does not affect us. we are on the very ne corner of texas (Texarkana) and they are saying that it is supposed to stall out over us. Baby dust to all.
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Me(Amanda)
DH(Ray)-- in Ft. Knox, Ky at the present time
DS(Layne) 2 1/2 years old

Baby on the way due 2-11-2006

I go today for the ultrasound -- I know my luck, the baby will have its legs crossed so we cannot tell what it is -- LOL

Stay at home mom -- I just started staying at home 2 months ago.  My husband got out of the airforce, but has now decided to join the Army.  So I am just waiting to see where we are going to wind up stationed.  

I live in Mississippi until the Army tells us otherwise.  

Have a great day everyone!!
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Me-23
DH-23
DD-5 mo.
Stay at home mom in Upstate New York


Question....My dd, 5 mo, has a nasty cold. What is safe to give her, is Infant Tylenol cold ok?? Also her nose is soooo red from wiping it. Any suggestions of something I can put on it?? Thanks!!!!
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Me( kirstine)
Dh(mike)
My baby, well she's a dog but she dosen't know it(penny)
That's it for now, we are hoping to add a few more additions:D
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How funny. My hubby just got out of the Air Force and now going into the ARMY....lol
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Me:28
DH:30
DS:5 1/2 months
One dog, Gordon, that thinks he is a person

Married July 2003, preggo July 2004 (first try)!!!

Alabama
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Angie (me) 32 (I will be 33 on Monday Sept 26)
DH - Bill - 35
DD - Katelyn McKenzie - 7 going on 17
DS - Christopher Randall - 1 year
NO PETS!!!!!!!!!!!

Added the little ones middle names in there LOL!!!!!  I have been married for almost 8 yrs (Dec 13) and I am a stressed out SAHM.  My DH is a high school head band director and the director of music for our church so he stays SUPER busy and we hardly ever see him.  We are currently building a new home that should be completed in about 2 months.  We are excited.  It is coming along nicely.  I suffered a miscarriage exactly 2 yrs ago today (Sept 22) during a routine u/s.  I was devestated but was very lucky to be pg again in just 3 months.  I think getting pg again quickly helped me to recover easier from the m/c.  Well good luck to all who is TTC and to those who are already preggers.  Take Care Ladies
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me..27
my hubby..28

no babies yet...just the dogs.  

My name is Casey btw.

Also what do the dh and ds and dd's stand for?
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DH: dear husband, darling husband, demanding husband, dumb husband; whatever mood you are in
DS and DD: same as above but for son and daugher

FYI:(for your info)
BFP: big fat positive
HPT: home pregnancy test
AF: period or monthly cycle
CD: cycle day
LMP: last menstral period
TTC: trying to conceive

Ladies, help me out on the ones I forgot.....
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