Hi guys. I have some bad news. My beta only went from 28 to 32 so this does not look like a viable pregnancy. They want me to keep taking Prometrium and retest on Sunday but I already felt like this wasn't going right. Krista
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Oh Krista~ I'm so sorry. Maybe it'll get better? Keep taking the prometrium and let us know how it's going. Biggest of hugs xooxxoxox
Gumshoe~ The eczema sounds nightmarish. I'm going to try and be content with the skin tags. Yikes!! And yeah, discharge. Mmmm.
AFM~ MORE SNOW!! Stop now!!! I have to get out in it today and drive to the frickin' airport to pick up a guest. A friend of DP (the son of her dad's best friend) whom she hasn't seen in about ten years. His wife's pregnant, but she's in Portugal so he's coming alone. I hope we find enough to talk about as we're all snowed in for the next five days!! Yikes!!
Krista - I've got my fingers crossed for you that somehow it will all work out okay. You're in my thoughts.
Coco - The twins are so adorable. I'm not sure who is cuter , Charlie or Chloe. I love how they already have little emerging personalities that are different. Oh, and please tell me that the early days are as easy as you're making them look? Cute babies really doing nothing except being cute! I think I can handle that.
Gumshoe, I can't speak to the early days of twins (that will have to wait until July), but w/our first the early days were not the hard part. The first 8 weeks or so he just ate and slept and snuggled and we ate and slept and snuggled (though the sleeping happened in short frequent spurts). Were it not for a bout of mastitis it really would have been pretty great! It was after 8 weeks that our little woke up, found his voice and let us know exactly how displeased he was that he was out of the womb. And that continued until about 5 months. And then life got better again. Don't know if that makes you feel better or more nervous!
Okay ... I think I'll dive in here now! Got our several BFPs via peeing on sticks on Monday, blood test on Wednesday, results yesterday with a beta of 777!
Hello to all of you ... I've been lurking here for a couple of months now. We did an FET IVF in December with two embryos, but got a BFN. We transferred our last embryo on January 11, and here we are! I think I'm due October 6th. DD was born at 37 weeks, so who knows?
Stick, baby, stick!
Hum Gumshoegirl..... I have to say that the first 3 days were very hard. I hardly slept at all for about 50 hours. Then we put them on the same schedule, drinking every 3 hours and things got easier. The days are fine now. Great actually. The nights are harder simply because it is hard to get up after only sleeping an hour and a half at the time !
But they are so wonderful that it more than makes up for the little things ;-)
But I think we have easy babies too. We are lucky. Thry cry a bit when they want something but calm down very fast.
Starling&Diesel - Welcome and congrats! You had some pretty awesome baby dust with your last embryo. Glad it was sticky. And, I'm glad to have another Canuck around here! I'm going to add you to the roll call.
Coco - I'm still having difficulty imagining what life will be like with one baby, nevermind twins! I'm glad you've been able to settle into some sort of routine. You're giving me hope here. With my luck, we're going to have the most difficult baby in the entire universe.
Burg - How's it going? Still labouring? Holding your baby?
Gumshoe: I'm with Cejae. DD was super easy for several weeks (though she was preterm and so extra sleepy) and then got fussier (mostly about sleep) after that. The amazing thing is no matter what the babes are like, the moms always seem to adjust and get by. For better or for worse, with newborns, the only reliable thing is change. If all is swell, that is tough to stay aware of, but knowing that can really help during the difficult times. I bet you'll be great!
Coco: SO SWEET! That video just makes me hunger for a newborn of my own--only about 6 months to go! Congratulations again.
Starling: I'm still in a state of relief/awe/appreciation that your very last embryo is taking a nice root in there. Holy cow. Yay!
Burg: Thinking of you!
AFM: We got the official results from the NT scan, and they are fabulous. I didn't get the exact number, but the midwife said that the risk of genetic abnormalities (Downs and Tri-18, anyway) is extremely low. Again, I wasn't really worried, but I'm still relieved and happy.
On the older kiddo front, DD has her first slumber party tonight. Thankfully, the mean girl from school wasn't invited (hah!), so I think she'll be fine. The party is 40 minutes away, though, so she'd BETTER be fine. I have the loveliest DP--she said she'd get up and drive and get her if necessary--but I doubt DD will need rescuing. Now, whether she'll get any sleep is another question entirely. And I'm rather frustrated with the parents of the birthday girl, because they are planning to show one of the Twilight movies. They are EIGHT and NINE! We've steered clear of all things Twilight so far with DD--so much for that. Library--back me up here, will you? Don't you think this is a bit early for Twilight? Others? Am I just being uptight?
For our twin mommies, Cejae and Coco, you need to get this outfit for the babes from Etsy. So everyone doesn't have to click through, here's the pic. Aren't these the most adorable thing in the entire universe???
I do love me some Etsy. We've ordered all of our nursery art from Etsy or from artists that we know. The first pieces arrived in the mail today and I'm so excited to get them framed! Here's a sneak preview of one of the prints, Big Time Renovating. My goal is to get the trim painted tomorrow so that we can purchase the last few items and get the nursery all set up.
Tomorrow is a pretty exciting day in our house as it's GOTCHA Day. This is the day that we celebrate the adoption of our two kidlets. It was four years ago that they moved in with us and we became a family . (Now I can say it's mostly hearts and flowers, but the first two years were pretty darn rough for all involved parties).
Coco~ That was the cutest video I've ever seen!!! DP and I were just sitting here squealing at the adorableness (and practicing our French!). The sneezes were so prosh, and Charlie's 'I'm so over this' face. I'm glad you're having such fun with them and enjoying them, despite the weariness. I'd love to be fb friends, my actual name is Amanda Clay, if you look you can find me easily. (This goes for anyone else on our board...)
Starling~ Welcome!! Your lucky beta number is surely a harbinger of a smooth and easy pregnancy. Glad to be along on the journey.
Cejae~ It must be extra sweet for you to see the twins, knowing you'll have some of your own before long. As a psych prof, are you going to put them in separate rooms and do experiments on them?
Not snowing today, fortunately. I might even have to go to work on Monday. Wtf?!?
AHope~ Missed your post. I will back you 100%!!!!! I don't think girls of any age should read Twilight without someone standing there telling her every page that this is not how a 'true love' treats their beloved (and btw, feeling like you need to be a beloved waiting for a true love is a really dangerous way to waste your life). Showing it at an 8 year old's slumber party is even worse! UGH!! I was just chatting with a friend about this very topic~she's published a critical article talking about the use of fairly tale imagery in the series, and how Sleeping Beauty is the main source, but that Sleeping Beauty's not a folktale, it was a literary tale and in the original, the Handsome Prince impregnates Beauty while she's still asleep (um, we call that rape now). So yeah. I hope your DD had fun, I loved slumber parties, but would have frowned a bit at this addition.
Gumshoe~ What cute onesies!!!!!! Etsy's such a cool place full of neat stuff. Can't wait to see pix of your nursery! And GOTCHA day sounds WONDERFUL! Have fun celebrating!
Burg~ Wooohoooo!!! Can't wait to see pix!!!!
oh gosh, my girlfriend and I just watched the video twice. so sweet!
starling--yay, so glad to see you back here--congrats!
I'm officially in my second trimester. i'm hoping the nausea and fatigue get going soon. Last weekend I puked in the mall. gross. Oh, and I'm having night sweats. also gross. Other than that, things are going pretty good.
Kredmon, yay second trimester!! The vast majority of my friends with singleton pregnancies have told me that second trimester is awesome. So I'm sure the symptoms will be lessening soon. I'm so sorry you puked at the mall. That suuuuuuucks. Two weeks ago I ran out of a faculty meeting to throw up if it makes you feel any better. Oh and I always carry an extra pair of pants because I wet myself when I puke. TMI? Yeah, probably.
Ahope, seriously? Twighlight? I'm not a librarian, but I do study kids and oh hell no. I'd say it's totally innapropriate. But she's also of the age where you can sit her down and talk to her about it. It's the processing of all those dangerous messages and learning to think critically about them that is probably most important. And she's got two great parents to help her do that :).
Gumshoe, you are rad. I love them!
Library - Hahaha - experiments on the twins. My bff (also a sociology prof who had twins) and I joke about that all the time. Let's find out how much is socioalization and how much isn't. We can put one in a Skinner Box, right? Yes, we both have sick senses of humor. That said, I do teach social psych and use DS as an example all the time in class. Poor guy.
Oh, and I searched for you on FB - there are a bunch of Amanda Clays, who knew?? But I friended the one that looked like you. So some person might think I'm just a crazy woman right now. Not unheard of.
AFM, 1 week of no throwing up - wahoo!! Of course, I'm still taking the anti-pukey drugs at night. But this is huge. I've even *enjoyed* (gasp) eating food for the last three days. Incredible. I was beginning to think it would never happen. Now I'm just dealing with people's reactions to my size when they find out I'm not due until July. Lots of jaw dropping. It's kind of funny. And this weekend I am halfway to 38 weeks! WAHOO!! My goal is to make it to 38 weeks. So this is good. :)
Kred~ Ugh! I'm glad you're on the road to feeling better. I'm so lucky I've had a fairly illness-free pregnancy. Let's hope it stays solid all the way to the end. But it's second tri now~ all fun and games ;)
Cejae~ Yay for you feeling better too! I'm sorry you're so huge, but it's a manageable sacrifice in order to have your own experiment subjects!
AFM~ I'm probably going to have to go back to work tomorrow. WHATEVER!!! I've been so enjoying sleeping in. Our last childbirth class today too. I feel qualified to give birth on my own. I just hope Aspidistra cooperates and it's all natural and complication free. And not yet! Stay in there, little one!!