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IVF Graduates thread!! - Page 55post #1081 of 26946/12/12 at 6:26pmpost #1082 of 26946/12/12 at 7:38pmpost #1083 of 26946/12/12 at 7:47pmpost #1084 of 26946/12/12 at 11:40pmpost #1085 of 26946/13/12 at 3:13ampost #1086 of 26946/13/12 at 6:54am
Hope, YAH for a great visit! i'm so happy that you heard a nice strong heartbeat (although I didn't have any doubt that you would!) Ugh about the headaches though! I hope you feel better. It is awful to have all these aches and not be able to take anything effective for it (I love acetaminophen but i don't think it works for me for aches and pains, only fevers!) I'm glad everything else is pretty minor though.
Deport, stalk away and keep us informed on how things are going on your end. i hope that we provide hope for you...I know that we all went through some trials and tribulations during our quest to have our babies (and are still going through them!) so i hope that at the least, we can provide some help to you. Big hugs!
Kewpie, i watched the videos and I was giggling so hard dh started to make fun of me. haha he was so amused with the videos too. He LOVES the bouncers and Liam and Maisie are SO cute! they really did look so happy in their little bouncers. The other great thing is that I expect those bouncers help build leg strength right? Yet another thing to put on my list. haha
Everyone else, hi!
So, not in labor yet! In fact, I'm freaking out a bit because while the little girl is moving around a lot, my little boy doesn't seem to be moving too much. So i called the doctor's office because I didn't feel comfortable with my biophysical that I had on Monday. The technician literally put the wand in the middle of my stomach, stared at something for like 3 minutes and said everything was fine. I mean, I didn't see them doing their breathing exercises, I didn't see a heart rate, nothing. I don't know if this contributed too much to my worry but I'm still just concerned that I'm not feeling the little boy moving as much. I guess it's better to be safe than sorry! Waiting for a call back but I'm about to hop onto a conference call for work. ARGH. Talk about timing. Oh well, DH will take the call anyway!
Big hugs everyone!post #1087 of 26946/13/12 at 9:30am
Hope - I'm so glad you had a wonderful appointment and got hear that lovely hb!!! Sweet. As to why people ask those kinds of questions...who knows?? Even when I think it I never ask!
Rena - Let us know what the doc's office has to say. I hate that you are having these worries so close to the end!! I have heard that baby movements tend to slow down before you go into labor.
Deport - I still stalk the Infertility thread too. I think you handled the situation with your in-laws and SIL well. They all sound pretty annoying even to some one not dealing with infertility! I was fortunate to have a MIL and family that understood. The come back that always seemed to keep people out of my business was "Well, whenever you feel like giving us about 10 grand I'll be happy to have another baby!" hahahaha.....No one ever really asked again after that. I hope you get to use all that baby stuff one day.
Love the cute baby pics..they remind me of my DS when he was about that age! Bald is beautiful.post #1088 of 26946/13/12 at 11:21am
renavoo - Movements do slow down right before labor. Maisie did the same to me. BUT if you are worried still after talkign to your OB, I'd consider going in to L&D and having them check via u/s. There are a multitude of problems that can come at the end and I wouldn't push your luck. Him not moving much could be a bad sign. I'm not trying to scare you, but I would hate to see something happen. Have you done your kick counts? Have you drunk some juice and then laid down on your left?
ETA: SOmetimes I wouldn't feel anything but I could SEE them moving cause they didnt have room to get some oomph behind their kicks. Try watching his side and see if you can see him but not feel him...post #1089 of 26946/13/12 at 5:27pm
Thanks ladies! We ended up being told to go to L&D to go get checked out. The little girl was sooo active she kept moving the monitors. It was hilarious. The little boy continued to be really quiet though. sigh. So they did another biophysical and that, with the monitoring, shows that the little boy is doing well. However, they had the hardest time getting the boy to move a couple of times. Poor little Colin. Anyway, when we got home, little Colin finally started to move a little which made me feel better. Kewpie, juice and lying down didn't work :o( So that's another reason I was so worried. I'm seeing my doctor again tomorrow and we'll see what they say. DH was hoping that we could just go into labor today since they technically are full term and he's worried about Colin. The doctor said that schedule wise, it wasn't a good day so we should wait until Monday. Sigh, I hope things go well! They may want us to go back in on Sat to get another biophysical so we'll see.
Ugh, after practically a problem free pregnancy, I'm sad we have to worry. Also, I have the rash on my stomach and it has spread a little to my hands and feet so they are checking to see whether I have choleostasis. I don't think i do because besides the itching and rash, I don't have any other symptoms. However, better safe than sorry. We'll see what the doctor says tomorrow!
Anyway, hope everyone is having a great evening!post #1090 of 26946/13/12 at 6:54pmpost #1091 of 26946/13/12 at 9:22pmpost #1092 of 26946/13/12 at 10:04pm
Hope, that's wonderful that you had such great news at your visit-- so reassuring to hear the heartbeat, and especially so when it's nice and strong!
Renavoo, I'm glad that you got things checked out. I also had to go to L&D with my little one, a couple of weeks before she was born, because I hadn't felt movement for several hours. It was something like from 9pm to 6 am. I was so scared, and then as soon as we got there, I felt two tiny moves... then they hooked me up to the monitor, and then she started moving like crazy. At one point her heartrate went up to 180 for a short while, when normally it was around 150. The midwife said I probably wasn't paying attention to the movement... but I am pretty perceptive to what goes on in my body and I was positive that I hadn't felt any. I mean, even with all the pee breaks during the night, usually I would feel something upon getting back into bed at least once or twice... Who knows why it happened, because she was normally a big mover all the time. And she was perfectly fine after that period of not moving, or barely moving-- whatever. But I can understand your worry, definitely. Keep us posted on how you are doing. Wow, not much time left, heh?
Kewpie, seems like you are having so much fun with Maisie and Liam! They are cuties, for sure!post #1093 of 26946/14/12 at 5:40ampost #1094 of 26946/14/12 at 6:12am
Renavoo, so glad to hear that Colin is doing well. That is so scary. My little ones keep changing positions so I have a hard time telling who is kicking me in the ribs all the time, because both of their feet are in the same spot right now. Is Colin your smaller babe? I have a problem feeling my smaller baby...I think because of how much my other overcompinsates. Any signs of labor coming before your induction?
Hope, so glad you got to hear the heartbeat!!!! yay for a healthy little one!
Hello to everyone else!!!
AFM, it's been an absolutely crazy week here. My contractions have increased significantly. I am now having much longer stretches of contrations and cramping, but they are still fading away after a few hours. On Tuesday, I had 2 or 3 long stretches with a couple hour break between them. It is so confusing and I just don't know when I should go in or not. The nurses say if you have more than 6 in an hour now, but sometimes I do and then they go away, so I don't know when to take the contractions seriously... To help keep them at bay I have been basically on a modified bedrest this week. My labor with DD was totally different because my water broke so it was obvious when to go in :)post #1095 of 26946/14/12 at 8:25am
Vegan - That's how we did it too! It's so nice to get a bit of a relationship with the person first.
deport - feel free to stalk away!
rena - I am so glad to hear that Colin is OK, but can't wait to see the pictures of your little ones in your arms!! I'm glad you went to l&d. better safe than sorry.
Tenzins - Very reassuring! How's the little one?
Belly - Wow on the contractions! I can't believe that you're so close too! When it's time, you'll know, even if it isn't your water breaking. The contractions won't go away.
AFM - DH and I are taking a week vacation to the blue ridge parkway in NC. My mom is watching our DD as it is our 10 year wedding anniversary. I am so excited! We leave on Sunday, so I will probably be pretty quiet for a week. Although whenever I have reception I'm going to be checking back in for baby news from our two that are closest to having them!!!!post #1096 of 26946/14/12 at 5:38pmHi everyone!
No labor yet. Haha I don't see these babies leaving my womb until forced. Speaking of which, Belly, did you see the recent news about twins and optimal delivery time? It is a study from Australia and the data suggests that women with twins should give birth in the 37th week. I haven't read the actual paper but i thought it was interesting and timely news. Im not sure what i think about the news but I think it is just additional support for many physicians who prefer to induce erlier than 40 weeks.
Earlier Birth, at 37 Weeks, Is Best for Twins, Study Suggests
Colin has started to move normally again so i think everything is fine gain. They are a bit concerned that i may have choleostasis because the rash is spredaing but the blood test wont be back in time before my induction. So, i guess it is just a waiting game!
Hope, yah to a wonderful anniversary! And yah to getting some alone time with DH! Enjoy!
Belly, you seem much further along than me in terms of labor signs! I know you're uncomfortable so hopefully the girls come when they are healthy but before 39 weeks!
Rcr, can't wait until tomorrow's us for you! Let us know how it goes!
Tenzi, thank you for your experience. It definitely helps! How is everything on your end?
Kewpie, you're so sweet!
I want to walk and do squats to induce labor but I'm so uncomfy! haha darn it!
Anyway, hope everyone is doing well! Sorry for typos! I hate typing on the ipad!post #1097 of 26946/14/12 at 5:47pm
Just popping in to see any news from Rena (and belly close behind!).
So, this is probably more appropriate for the other thread, but since rena mentioned my appointment tomorrow... I am doing my appointment tomorrow at the sattelite office of my old RE - which usually has only the RN there and not any doctors. Once a week one of the doctors (there are 4) comes to the sattelite to have appointments there. I got a call a day or so ago from scheduling asking me if I wanted to switch my video conference that I have scheduled in July to tomorrow, since I will be there anyway. My video conference is for donor embryos, because we finally made it to the top of the list (it is my back-up plan if this does not work), and the scheduling lady said that my doctor will be in the office tomorrow so I can have my apppintment then. I explained to her that I am cycling at another clinic, so I only have the donor embryo meeting scheduled in case that doesn't work, so I don't want to do it tomorrow because it could be premature. So... now I am worried about bumping into my old RE there tomorrow. She knows I am cycling with another clinic, because she is the one who decided that they would do the monitoring, but I have not seen her in person. I hope it is not awkward. Another kink is that they technically don't allow children in the back, but they do allow it as long as one of the doctors is not there... well, I have to bring my kid tomorrow. I hope it is not a problem. I am going to bring the kindle so that he can watch a movie on it in the waiting room just in case.
post #1098 of 26946/14/12 at 8:22pm
Just a quick one...
Rena - glad Colin is moving more and I hope that you start feeling better... if that is possible this late in the game.
rcr - i posted to you on the other side but hope all goes well tomorrow.
Hope - that is great that you are going on vac w/ DH!!! I hope you have an awesome time!!!!
Belly - sorry you are so uncomfortable, but you are getting so close!!! I'm always excited when i see posts from you and Renavoo b/c i keep hoping we will have some new babes soon.
Kewpie - your babes are so cute!!!!!
Tear - always good to see your name pop up!! Hope you are enjoying your summer so far!!!! How is your little one doing?
Tenzi - how are you feeling now and how is that little one doing?? Hope all is well.
Vegan - how are you feeling? How far along are you now?
Lyndi - how are you doing? You still around now and then?
Hope i didn't miss anyone... just trying to look back on this last page and trying to remember.post #1099 of 26946/15/12 at 12:48pm
Rena, when is your induction date? I believe you said it before, but I can't remember. Is it Monday? Oh my goodness! Surely you are done work now?
Belly, I know you've had a lot of Braxton Hicks with this pregnancy, as did I... I found that I was experiencing really strong ones in the last couple weeks, combined with the menstrual-type cramping, so I knew I was getting really close. Because I had to monitor them so closely, with the previa issue, it really left me thinking "This just might be it" more than a few times, but they also subsided. The midwives just told me to watch to see if they go more intense or more regular, but I agree, when your water breaks there is no ambiguity! (With DS, mine broke at 4 am and then I didn't start active labor until later that evening.) Anyway, with DD, all the strong contractions and cramping of the couple of weeks before the c/s meant that she was getting ready to come out-- I don't think I would have lasted too many days longer after the c/s, because when she came out she had a conehead as though she had come through vaginally. How is your DD doing, I imagine that there have been a number of things she's noticed that have been different than what she's used to, especially as it gets closer to the little ones coming.
This week has been a bit tougher for me, compared to the first week and a half. The adrenaline/euphoria from the birth has worn off and the fatigue is catching up. I should be napping more when I get the chance, that I know... DS still seems to adore his baby sister, but in this last week we've seen him start to show some signs of jealousy and he's been really clingy to Daddy. It hurts me to see the occasional reaction he has when he sees me nursing the baby-- he feels hurt. I know that this is not unusual, but, I thought maybe judging from the first week that he wouldn't feel that way at all. DH went back to work this week, and my parents came to stay a couple of days to help out since I'm not recovered from the c/s yet and I really need the help... I think that we were all off our routine in so many different ways, and that made it harder on DS. (While it was helpful having my parents, in some ways it was stressful for me because I had to give them quite a bit of direction on what needed to be done--especially my dad-- and sometimes I found that they were focused on getting their own needs met, e.g. getting that cup of java to start the day, when I hadn't even had a sip of water or a piece of toast for myself.) I know I should probably feel more grateful, but I did get super frustrated sometimes... I've just had major abdominal surgery, I have a newborn plus a super active toddler, I'm breastfeeding every 2 or 3 hours, etc. My mom said I need to get on a schedule, and then things will be better... How do you get a schedule on the go with a newborn when everyday seems to be different from the one before it? I do agree that DS is much happier if we keep his routines as much the same as possible. Having said that, I'm hoping next week is better, because DH is taking more time off-- so he can help with that and we both can make sure that he feels supported while he learns to adjust to the changes. I'm trying to finish DS's baby book (*sigh*-- how did I let it go so long) so that I can start writing in DD's book and keep up with things-- and I'd really like to write out DD's birth story so I can process the experience and have some catharsis effect, and also have something down for memories/keepsake for her/us. As for other updates, she really is an easy baby so far-- I think that the first couple of weeks is considered the babymoon usually (is that right?) and they are generally easy because they are so sleepy from the birth?... Well, anyway its still like that as we approach week 3. Maybe I have an all-around easy baby! We had our second-last post-partum visit with the midwife this morning, and she gained the bit of weight she lost after birth plus a whole pound and ounce on top of that-- she's doing great!post #1100 of 26946/16/12 at 3:27am
Rena- thank you so much. I see you are close to giving birth! I am excited for you too! I am very excited about my BFP it is a nervous excitement. Yes, your right today I am pregnant. I have to let go of everything else. It's just been so long, I can't believe it now. And I can't believe I got this BFP on my own. The doctor told us we couldn't even do IUI, because of his sperm. I just hope and pray that the genetics are ok. That I can have a baby! I am having some light crampiness in my stomach. It feels almost like mild diahria cramps. Is this ok for this early! I should just enjoy this, I thought I would be able to but the fear is unsettling.
I will know more on Monday. I really hope this is it! I don't think I could bare anymore.
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