Originally Posted by Julia'sMom
I'm still working part time. Yeah, I know I keep saying I'll stop.
: The budget is motivating me to keep it up as long as I can.
How about you?
I have to laugh at the constipation.
It still gets me sometimes, I think it may be in part due to the prenatals.
This will likely be my last pregnancy, baring a miracle from above. Definately the last time I'll seek out any "help".
Same for us, we'll take our chances (after all these meds, I am so done with hormones forever
and I don't think I'll have much luck convincing dh to wear condoms after all of this!). I have actually been off work for this cycle (nice doctor
) but I need to get back to work pretty soon because after this baby, I won't be going back to work in a steady way so we had better pay some things off before then (like the $10,000 I just spent on IVF w/ICSI and meds for example). Are you feeling okay, like to get around, in and out of your car etc? I hope you are taking good care!
Originally Posted by Perdita_in_Ontario
Well, don't count on the 4-5 months this time! I was almost 5 months last time when I started showing. Yeah... I was in maternity clothes by 10 weeks this time. Didn't HAVE to be, but I would have had to buy all new clothes otherwise, and I figured better to buy one set. I'm actually quite stunned by the differences between this pregnancy and last.
This is our last pregnancy. I'm sooo done with this.
So I've started chatting more with my SIL. DH's brother was recently diagnosed with the same genetic problem as he has (Congenital Bilateral Absence of Vas Deferens). She is devastated - and as they're significantly older than we were when we found out, they have far less time to come to terms with it. I feel so badly for her. When we first chatted a couple of months ago, she knew IVF/ICSI was their only hope, and she didn't realize that the chances were, at best, 50/50. She figured that if she went through this, she'd be pregnant. How awful to explain that's not the way it is.. and not wonderful to have to tell her we're pg, although I'm hoping it's a bright light for them to show them that it IS possible to have not one but two (or more!) kids with IVF. Poor woman though. I just hope that they are successful.
Hmmm, I hadn't taken showing earlier into account, that's a good point. I'm on the heavy side, so no one will say anything for a good while though. And I haven't gained any weight yet. I can't even think what I have for maternity clothes, I have to wrap my head around digging those out of storage.
That is so sad for your SIL. I also thought IVF = success for the first round, ignorance was bliss. I was pretty young (for the group in the RE's office) and I was able to tell myself that I'd have better chances. That must be so hard for her, and your BIL. And it is hard to tell someone you know has issues that you're pg, I am in that situation with a good friend. I now she'll be happy for me, but also probably wanting to cry.
Gotta say - it is sooooooo great to see you guys here, being all pregnant and happy.
: Thanks for joining this thread and keeping me company.