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IVF Graduates thread!! - Page 66post #1301 of 26818/17/12 at 11:54ampost #1302 of 26818/17/12 at 5:12pm
Deport - Thinking of you!!!!
Renavoo & Kewpie - Thanks ladies!!
AFM - My hormones must be in full swing tonight b/c my parents just left w/ Abby and I about started to cry when I walked back into my empty house. I did fine all week w/o DH around, but now it just seems so weird not to have my little girlie here to keep me company! Our friends were going to watch her but she has that stupid virus back again so she can't be around other dogs again. Grrr. So thank God for Grandma and Grandpa b/c they were willing to drive from PA to pick her up and take her back home w/ them. I sure hope she doesn't terrorize them w/ her high energy tactics. I'll be worried about them all week, but hopefully it will all go smooth. Fingers crossed!!!! I fly out tomorrow at like 2:40 and get into London at like 6 something am on Sunday London time so it is going to be a whirl-wind adventure. I'm excited to see DH though and to hang out w/ my Brother as well. Oh I just found out that our neighbor works for the TSA in the airport that I'm flying out at. Watch it will be my luck i'll end up getting him and he will have to do my pat down b/c I'm going to refuse to go through the x-ray machine. Guess the cat might get out of the bag in the neighborhood tomorrow, actually I don't have to say why technically. Fingers crossed I don't get him!!!post #1303 of 26818/17/12 at 7:51pm
Also ment to ask if any of you had pregnancy insomnia!??? I totally have it and last night i laid awake in bed from 1am until like 5am and then finally went to sleep for a bit. I tried to take a nap this afternoon but couldn't even fall asleep then either. I feel like I'm in a hyper mode or something. It is really weird. I guess it is good b/c i'm not crazy tired like I should be but I know I need sleep.
post #1304 of 26818/17/12 at 8:59pm
Blue: I get horrid pregnancy insomnia. It sucks. I wish I could say I had a great answer, but I don't. Although, I've started taking magnesium supplements before bed to help ward off restless legs. And I find that the mag really knocks me out and I sleep really well on nights that I take it. So that might be something worth trying. Or a warm epsom salt bath before bed (it's magnesium salts). But yeah - I've never in my life actually gotten out of bed at 3 am and surfed the net or made a snack until this pregnancy! Hopefully you'll sleep better once you're not so excited about your big trip tomorrow! I'm sure a big international trip would keep me awake even if I weren't pregnant. :-) Safe travels and have fun!!
Deport: I hope all is well with you!!
Cindypost #1305 of 26818/17/12 at 11:28pmBlue, you'll get a female security person to do your pat down, that's how they do it. No worries! Sorry to hear about Abby, but I'm glad your parents are able to take her so shes with loving family. Safe travels over to this side of the ocean! I've had pregnancy insomnia with one of my first pregnancies. It was no fun, but it didn't last long. I hope yours eases up. Have fun overseas!post #1306 of 26818/18/12 at 5:18am
Hi ladies! Just checking in to see how everyone is doing.
Tear, Vegan, Deport, Hope, how are you ladies feeling? I hope the pregnancies are treating you well! Hope and Vegan, we're moving along!! Soon you guys will be sharing photos of your little ones, I hope!!
Belly, Kewpie and Keria, Hi, how are you ladies doing? How are the babies?
Blue, Safe travels and I hope you have fun! I bet Abby is missing you like crazy!
Everything is good here. We're getting into the swing of things and the babies are insanely fun. I'm so sad that I have to go back to work in less than a month; it's really depressing me because I love love love being with my babies. I'm sure I will enjoy being back at work too but seriously, I am so jealous of my nanny, who gets to spend all her time with my babies. It makes me so sad. But otherwise, loving being a mother and especially to my two little babies. They have grown so much! They still share a crib because we still have the crib in our living room (the nursery is right near our room- NYC apartments are so small!) and DH is such a light sleeper that we have the little ones living in the living room to prevent them from waking my husband after his shift. They are quickly growing out of the sharing though- they are a little long now to be lying vertically! I'm curious what their length is now. Their 2 month visit will be on Tuesday!
Recent photos :o) Their smiles kill me. I also torture them by nibbling on their cheeks constantly.post #1307 of 26818/18/12 at 6:08amThread Starter
Blue did you tell your parents yet? I flew at 19 weeks and was ready to deny the xray but I never got selected for it, Dh did get to go to the machine in one of the flights and my babies got the pat down because they were in the stroller sleeping and I didn't want to take them out to put the stroller in the machine. One of them woke up anyways with the pat down.
And I did have insomnia it sucked, Hopefully you'll be able to sleep soon.
Have a fun trip!.
Rena omg they are so beautiful and look sooo big. I love little Siennas arm rolls. Is she bigger than Colin?.
We are self employed but it's getting pretty hard to get anything done while taking care of the babies. We are considering daycare a couple of days a week but right now the babies have huge separation anxiety do I don't know if it will work.post #1308 of 26818/18/12 at 7:19am
Sienna is definitely chubbier, especially around the face area. Colin's nickname is Piston because is constantly kicking and punching the air. He's building some really strong muscles and I have been telling him that he needs to become an olympic swimmer or soccer player ;o) Sienna, on the other hand, sleeps more and just likes to snuggle. I think that that is why she is chubbier even though they are about the same weight.
Oh no about the separation anxiety!! How does one overcome that? I imagine that I'll have to deal with that in the future too and I'm really anxious about it. haha I think I'll be the one who will eventually suffer from separation anxiety ;o)
Kewpie, I just saw the photo with Liam and Maisie in their "Sunday best"...OH MY GOSH, they have gotten so big and SOOOO ADORABLE! Maisie is gorgeous and Liam is so handsome in his little tie and pants combo. I just melted!
Keria, photos please! Your babies must be getting so big too!post #1309 of 26818/18/12 at 7:57ampost #1310 of 26818/18/12 at 1:47pmThread Starterpost #1311 of 26818/19/12 at 4:23ampost #1312 of 26818/19/12 at 10:41amKeria - love the new pics !! To answer your question about my parents, they were actually at our place when I took the first pregnancy test and we ended up telling them then. With my mom and her condition after her last stroke she really can use some good news to brighten her day.
Renavoo- love the new pics! Can't believe how fast they grow. Hope you had a good Birthday!
Tear - yep you were right about the female pat down. I survived.
Hi to everyone else!!!
AFM - I made it to London. Man was that a long flight. I ended up telling one of the flight attendants that I was pregnant bc she wanted me to switch seats and I told her I needed to be on the end to get to the bathroom often and why. She snuck me a huge bottle of water and said to stay hydrated and then the when they were getting ready to pass out dinners they asked us (myself n another guy) what we would like chick, beef or veg before they went to serve the rest of the plane since we were in the total last row. I'm assuming it's bc I told her i was expecting but maybe it's normal who knows. I'm sure the guy sitting a seat beside me thought you always get that kind of treatment maybe sitting in the last row. Lol so my brother picked me up at the airport and we took the train n then a taxi to his flat. When I walked in the door the heat kinda got to me n I headed to the bathroom to hurl! Felt much better after that and had some peanut utter toast n water then took a nap and shower and came back to life. Still a bit tired but better than expected.post #1313 of 26818/20/12 at 3:41amRena and Keria, you both have absolutely adorable little munchkins! Rena, I hear you on going back to work. That was hard, brut you do adjust. I'm facing that again as school starts again soon. Keria, ugh separation anxiety breaks my heart. I hope it ges easier!
Blue, I'm glad you made it safely and didn't have to get patted down by your neighbor. ;-). That was a smart move telling the flight attendant. I may do that on the flight bck, because I feel like they nev bring me enough water. Have fun!
Afu, I think we may start trying to slowly wean DD. :-(. My milk is almost gone, if not completely, and she seems to get upset by nursing. Last night she was wailing for an hour because I decided to pull her off after dry nursing for a while. Often she will nurse and nurse and won't fall asleep because shes not getting the milk she wants. I just don't see how it's really sustainable for when the baby hopefully comes, and I don't want her to associate her milk going away with the baby coming either. Anyway, after an hour of wailing while we hugged her, snuggled, bounced, walked, DH had the brainstorm to put cows milk in her old bottle, and she sucked it down and fell asleep. We've tried that before with her sippy cup and she just pushed it away, but as soon as she saw her bottle I think she knew what we were doing. I was sobbing uncontrollably because the look of relief and satisfaction on her drowsy eyes as she sucked from the bottle is what she used to have while nursing, but I haven't seen it for at least a month because she's just not getting enough milk. My poor baby, and also I feel sad for losing that time with her. I am so thankful to be pregnant, and I want this baby to be healthy, it's just that this is a hard transition and I didn't want my little girl to have to go through it all of a sudden. We'll get through this, and ultimately having a sibling for DD is a wonderful reward, but for now it's hard. Plus I hope the baby is ok, though I've been feeling crappy enough that I feel hopeful. We have our next u/s in a week from today, at just before 11 weeks. Oh, I hope all is well.post #1314 of 26818/20/12 at 7:43amQuote:Originally Posted by Tear78
Afu, I think we may start trying to slowly wean DD. :-(. My milk is almost gone, if not completely, and she seems to get upset by nursing. Last night she was wailing for an hour because I decided to pull her off after dry nursing for a while. Often she will nurse and nurse and won't fall asleep because shes not getting the milk she wants. I just don't see how it's really sustainable for when the baby hopefully comes, and I don't want her to associate her milk going away with the baby coming either. Anyway, after an hour of wailing while we hugged her, snuggled, bounced, walked, DH had the brainstorm to put cows milk in her old bottle, and she sucked it down and fell asleep. We've tried that before with her sippy cup and she just pushed it away, but as soon as she saw her bottle I think she knew what we were doing. I was sobbing uncontrollably because the look of relief and satisfaction on her drowsy eyes as she sucked from the bottle is what she used to have while nursing, but I haven't seen it for at least a month because she's just not getting enough milk. My poor baby, and also I feel sad for losing that time with her. I am so thankful to be pregnant, and I want this baby to be healthy, it's just that this is a hard transition and I didn't want my little girl to have to go through it all of a sudden. We'll get through this, and ultimately having a sibling for DD is a wonderful reward, but for now it's hard. Plus I hope the baby is ok, though I've been feeling crappy enough that I feel hopeful. We have our next u/s in a week from today, at just before 11 weeks. Oh, I hope all is well.
Oh sweetie, that sounds so hard. ***HUG*** One thing to think about is that once the baby comes there will be more milk...so if you didn't decide to wean, she wouldn't need to nurse as long to get what she wants. It might be sustainable just because it would be so different from how it is now. For us at any rate, it was infinitely easier to tandem nurse than to nurse through pregnancy. But yeah, that does sound hard, and maybe weaning is the right thing for you guys. Oh jeez. If you do want to keep nursing, maybe you could nurse some and offer the bottle some (at least through 14 weeks or so)? I have no idea. It was so different for me because Nell was over 3 years old and so not needing the "food" aspect of the milk, just the comfort of nursing. Remember that you can still snuggle and have special time with her while she falls asleep even if she is sucking on the bottle instead of you. Dh doesn't have to be the one giving her the bottle. Hugs honey.post #1315 of 26818/20/12 at 9:29am
Rena and keria - Oh man your babies are all sooooo freaking cute! I love them! My babies are the opposite. Maisie is the firecracker and Liam sits back and observes and is so mellow.
Blue - So glad you arrived safely. That's so nice the attendant took such good care of you on the flight! I am praying hard for you and your little bean! It makes me happy to write, "your bean" after your name. I am still blown away by your news.
Tear - I'm so sorry. :( My situation is not the same, but I cried and felt so defeated when I found I couldn't breastfeed and had to resort to formula. It sure cuts deeply when we want so hard to provide for them. I'm sorry
AFM - Maisie is crawling and came close to pulling herself up. :) Liam is now butt scooting. He sits and rocks back and forth and uses momentum and his feet to pull himself forward. This boy is hilarious!post #1316 of 26818/20/12 at 11:19amKewpie, it's so cute how they get themselves around in their own individual ways! . It's exciting and nerve wracking at the same time. Thank you for sharing your thoughts about breastfeeding. You reminded me how thankful I am that we were able to breastfeed for so long, and you also made me feel not alone.
Carlyle, I love you! I thought about tandem nursing, but I'm not sure it's going to be the best solution for us. I think any extra milk will have to be pumped and put in the freezer for when I have to go back to work. Our freezer stash with DD was barely adequate. I'm not committed to completely weaning her at this point, but we're going to focus on the nap feeding since I won't be pumping at work, and maybe eventually the nighttime feeding once I hopefully get farther along with this second little one. In the meantime, I will continue to offer her the breast at bedtime and in the night, but if that isnt enough then we will use the bottle. I was the one that gave it to her last night, and you're right, we can still cuddle. It just hurt to see that I couldn't give her that complete comfort and satisfaction myself any more. Sigh...i guess i have to share with dh now. thank you for empathizing. . I'm hoping that this isn't all worry for nothing and that the little fighter baby two is still growing healthy and strong. I miss you!
Eta - I posted in the wrong thread for deportivo. I hope you're doing ok, and I'm thinking about you! Please come share when you can.post #1317 of 26818/20/12 at 3:48pm
Hi all! I have been stalking this thread for a few days now and even though I have a few days to go until my first blood test everything is looking really, really great. I have wanted so much to share but with the way the Summer IVF thread has gone (lots of disappointments ) I felt kinda awkward saying how great things were over there. So even though I know its a bit premature I figured I would pop in here. I am really looking forward to getting to know all of you and have to say the pictures are soooo precious!
Hi Blue and Deportivo! Good to see you guys. I promise to get caught up soon with all the things going on.
Tear~ It's good to meet you and I just wanted to second what Carlyle said and suggest that maybe instead of your DD seeing the baby as taking the milk away, maybe she will accept the idea that the baby brought the milk back even if just for sips... Just something that popped into my head as I was reading your post. I don't know if that would work or not as I have no direct experience with it, but I thought maybe the re-frame could be help.
afm~ So far I have all good signs after my two beautiful embies were transferred on day 5; I have had two distinct episodes of cramping followed by implantation spotting 36 hours after my transfer, then no more bleeding and only very mild cramps and I am now a full day late for my visit with AF! Also, I am tired already and having bouts of being super hungry and emotional! Plus the sore bbs thing.... I know some of that could be the hormone support I am on but I am thinking the odds are climbing that I am going to get a bfp on Friday. Anyway, if it is OK I think I will wait here with you guys, especially since the IVF thread seems to be dying...
Edited by KeliG - 8/20/12 at 5:05pmpost #1318 of 26818/20/12 at 4:40pm
Keli: Sounds so promising!! Are you going to test before your beta? I'm a chronic tester and a pusher. LOL. :-)
Blue: I'm glad you made it safely! Have a great time!
AFM: Washing washing washing. Washing baby diapers and clothes right now. Too cute!!! :-) I had my baby shower yesterday. It was really nice. Mellow. Very nice to catch up with my friends, many of whom have kids DD's age, but with no kids around to interupt!
Cindypost #1319 of 26818/21/12 at 7:15am
Hi ladies, sorry I am so long between posts, I feel bad about it....I do read nearly everyday, but normally while nursing or right before my "help" arrives and I don't have time to respond.
Renavoo, can't wait to hear about the 2 month visit today. Ours is next week :) Sorry you are bummed about having to go back to work :( Hopefully you wont have to work those long crazy hours all the time again! Your little ones are absolutely darling!
Vegan, yay for little diapers :) Glad your shower was fun, mine was super low key too (the second time around and all).
Tear, I remember when DD weaned (her choice) it made me so sad I cried for days. I wasn't ready to loose that bond yet, but after the initial disappointment we found so many other ways to bond, and I "knew" I'd have the chance with the next babe. Sadly, It hasn't been nearly the same with the twins. I completely understand your feelings, they really hit home with how I felt. It sounds like snuggling with a bottle might be a good alternative and it is nice for DH to get in on the bonding time too. Hugs!
Kewpie, your babes are adorable and I love hearing about how they are growing! How cute that they "move" differently. I love seeing how different my girls are even at just 8 weeks.
Keira, oh my goodness your little ones have grown so much! Their smiles are infectious! I still see a lot of your DH :) I can't imagine trying to run a business with 2 active babes under foot! Great job!
Keli, sounds very promising! Hope you get your BFP friday! The IVF threads can be super active or a little slow depending on where everyone is in their cycle, but I am sure it isn't dying :) I was on the threads back in 2008/2009 with my first pregnancy and sure enough they were still here when I started cycling again in 2011. So many wonderful women here to support each other, friends made, and babies born. It makes my heart warm just thinking about it.
Blue, Glad the trip went well and you got some "special" treatment!!! You totally deserve it! Can't wait to follow your entire pregnancy friend!!!!
Hope, how are you doing?
Deport, I really really really hope all is well with you.
AFM, just doing my best to keep up with my super busy household :) Always seems to be a meal to make, laundry to do, diapers to change, games to play, and lots of messes to clean up! It keeps me on my toes, but I feel like we are starting to get into a little groove. I have successfully got a morning nap for the babes going, but our afternoons still need some routine...that's my next goal. I can make it till about 3, but then it's pretty chaotic as I try to prep dinner/clean up and all 3 girls are awake. The girls are sleeping in 4 hour stretches at night, sometimes a rare 5. It's hard because the stars have to align for both girls to sleep a long stretch. Seems like one or the other will make it, but we wake them up to help us from getting up again like an hour later. Just looked at DD's baby book and she was sleeping 8 hours at night at 10 weeks, but I don't think we'll get that with the twins :) Fingers crossed for 12 weeks!!!
Thinking of you all :)post #1320 of 26818/21/12 at 7:25am
Belly - Oh how I would kill for a 4 hour stretch of them sleeping. Mine still wake up every 2 hours all night. Occasionally we will get 3 hours, but that's it. Our ped. said we should try sleep training, but I couldn't do it. It lasted 2 nights because I couldn't listen to them cry. I've been reading a lot about it and it seems that most experts say to not try it until a year old, so that's what I'm going to do. Some kids just need to get up at night, I guess. I think Maisie would sleep if we'd let her, but like you said, we wake her to avoid getting up the next hour. You are quite lucky to get good sleepers!
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