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Hi BellyBean (great handle btw). Thanks! There is a new thread for August that is very active but it's mostly a new (to me anyway) group that is starting a new cycle together. I felt it would be sorta rude and maybe hurtful to show up there as a new person to them and be days from a likely positive, but a lot of the group I did cycle with has gone silent. And understandably so, it was a rough summer on our thread. I recognized some names on this thread and sorta migrated. I am certain they will all be back eventually. I will be stalking the other IVF/TTC threads looking for them, because as you said they are an awesome group!

Hi Vegan Princess! I am glad you enjoyed the shower. I bet the clothes are just precious! I was going to try to hold off but I cracked and have a test sitting in its box in the master bath. I will likely use it today and then do a second one in the am too. Perhaps I am a chronic tester too!
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keli - forgot you in my last post!  Welcome!  I hope you do get your BFP! Please keep us posted!

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Vegan - I missed you too!  sorry!  I'm glad your shower went well.  I loved washing all the little baby clothes and diapers!  I actually didn't have a shower.  Kind of a bummer, but oh well.  Have fun organizing all your baby gear!  How many weeks do you have left?

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Belly, that sounds to hard having two separate sleep cycles to link up. i hope they find a mutual rhythm soon. Thanks for sharing about the other ways of bonding: that's such a great way to look at it. love.gif

Kewpie, I think you're totally right: some babies just need to wake up more. I think you're doing them a huge service by attending to them even though it's exhausting. DD went through a phase where she was up every 45 minutes. Now she wakes up about once a night, though sometimes she sleeps through. It's so hard in the moment, but I say just do what feels right and know that time will help. hug2.gif ps - I didn't have a shower either, but my cousins gave me a tiny impromptu shower with just them and gave me lots of stuff. I hope you're inheriting things too!

Keli, welcome! I'm hoping hoping hoping and will be stalking you! smile.gifgoodvibes.gif

afu - well, we spent the morning in the German ER investigating what was probably a gall bladder attack last night. I've been having pain under my right rib cage for almost 2 weeks, often after eating, and last night I ate a cheese casserole. Within 30 minutes I was in lots of pain from my side up through my shoulder and teeth. After bloodwork, urine tests, and ultrasounds, they found nothing to explain it and chalked it up to gas (which is, btw, a symptom of gall bladder disease). I talked to my mom and she said that she thought she had just gas for years until her last attack when she was doubled over and couldn't breathe right. Her gall bladder was full of stones. She thinks I probably passed some debris last night and they couldn't see it today. I had some ice cream today and had more "gas" pain in exactly the same spot: where my gall bladder is. Anyway, I'm cutting out fat until I get home and I'm going to follow up. Ugh... The upside of this is that we got to see our little wiggle worm #2, and he/she seems to be doing well, with arms and legs and everything, measuring punctually at 10w0d. luxlove.gif It made everything seem so much more real, and what a relief (for now at least)! And we get to see the little one again next Monday. Now....to bed! What a day! DD was a champ and such a good sport. love.gif
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Keli: Oooo good luck if you use the test tonight!! :-) I won't tell you how many tests I took. LOL. I tested out the trigger and then tested like 2x/day until after my beta. But I'd bought a pack of like 50 cheapies off amazon for $9. 

 

Tear: I hope you are feeling better! My mom had her gall bladder removed a few yrs back. She had an attack that ended her up in the ER and then she had it out. Hopefully you won't have to go that route. My mom seems to be incapable of altering her diet to improve her health, so. Anyway, I'm glad you got to see your little babe in there! :-) 

 

Kewpie: I have 6 weeks and 2 days until my due date. But I'm sort of expecting to go early. I don't know what to expect. LOL. DD was 2 weeks early. I'm sort of figuring I might be ready to go around 38 weeks again - though I certainly would't mind if this little one baked a little longer. DD was a tiny 5 lbs 12 oz and a sleepy nurser. My family and DH's family seems to only produce 6-7lb babies - so I do think DD was on track to be 6 something if she stayed in 2 weeks longer - but it was a wee bit nerve wracking having such a tiny baby. But she was also my first - maybe I wouldn't be as nervous this time. Maybe. LOL. 

 

Cindy

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Posting on my phone which I hate bc I can't see back to many older posts. Might be short...

Tear - I think it's a little more common for pregnant women to have gallbladder issues. I had mine removed many yrs ago but my pain was mostly in the middle of my chest/stomach below my sternum. I'm so sorry you are going thru this now esp being away from home. I hope you have a good medical plan too. I checked w ours before leaving the states just in case of an emergency and we'd have to meet our huge deductible again bc it's out of network. Ugh! Glad you got checked though and nice to hear you got to see your bean! Yeah!!! Hope the change in diet helps calm things down. I tried a disgusting natural cleanse before I had surgery but I still had to have mine removed. Personally I think my immune system killed it but that's my theory. Keep us posted and hope you can enjoy the rest of your trip and not be in pain.

Belly - hope the babes sleep keeps increasing. Sounds like you are doing a great job!

Vegan - wow little over 6 wks is great. I always lose track of how far people are, even in real life.

Keli- keep us posted. You need to test for sure. Just get it done and let us know!! Also about the whole threads. I was a part of the infertility one thread for awhile before moving to ivf, I still stalk there now and then to root for those ladies. A lot of them are in the process of IUI's it's seems so I think that is why someone branched off and started the ivf thread as well. I think it's a little quiet on there (ivf thread) now bc so many women are kinda in between cycles, but I'd guess it'd pick up again soon.

Hope - how are you doing? Is work any better?

Kewpie & keria & Renavoo - hi to you both. love all the pics you all share!

Deport- we are all worried about you!! Please check in when you are able!!

Hope I didn't miss anyone. Love how I say it will be short and then write a novel!!


Afm- not much going on. I'm so tired of eating all the time non stop it seems. We eat dinner and then I'm done and I have to make myself some peanut butter toast to get me through. Uggggh. With our boys pregnancy I had the same thing and it seemed to get better around 12-14 wks so I have hope. Just keep feeding the bean!! Lol. Ive been really tired today too. Still trying to get my body switched over to this time zone. Oh and then after the long flight I've had this pressure in my one ear that I seem to get from flying so that's a pain bc it's still filled up. Not looking forward to the flight home on Sunday. It might be very painful.
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Can you all tell that I can't sleep?

Forgot to ask you ladies a question. What kind of at home monitor did you all use to listen to your baby/ babies heartbeats? I'm not there yet but just thought I'd ask the question. I know several of you bought one.
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Thanks for the comments I think they are pretty cute. I may have to keep them :)

 

Blue I hope you are having fun on your trip. Your parents must be so excited do they have other grandchildren?. I ate ALL the time in the first tri it was the only thing that made the nausea go away I guess that's why ended up gaining 60 pounds bigeyes.gif. Are you still having another u/s on the 27?. I have a Sonotrax doppler. I loved it. You can have it if you want I'm pretty sure we won't be needing it anytime soon.

 

Tear So glad you got to see your little one growing healthy and strong.

 

Belly I'm a little jealous my kids are not in any kind of schedule but I guess that's my own fault so I can't complain.

 

Keli fingers crossed for you let us know if you test!

 

Vegan Wow time sure flies fast your little one will be here before you know it.

 

AFM Oliver is going through a nursing strike I wonder if  he is teething. Poor Lucia is drowning with all the milk. I hope things are back to normal soon I got lazy with the pumping and now my kids forgot how to take a bottle so I really need him to start eating again.

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Blue I can't sleep either  it's 3 am and both babies area asleep so I should really be sleeping. I'm going to try to head to bed  to see if there is room for me in there.

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Thanks, ladies! blowkiss.gif I'm not surprised this happened while over here. Normally I dont eat so much fat, but Germans live off of meat and cheese and it's hard to eat low fat here when living in someone else's house and also trying to get lots of protein to help avoid preeclampsia.. I live mostly dairy-free at home, so hopefully the issue will resolve itself when we get back home, but I'd still like to ask a doctor for next steps...yknow, in English. It was so hard yesterday because they wouldn't let DH in the room with me and insisted the doc would speak English wih me, but he still spoke mainly German. It was really nerve wracking. Anyway, thanks for the support. I hope you ladies get some more sleep soon!
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Aww Blue - i was hoping your insomnia was better once you had the big travel out of the way. Sorry. I've been borrowing a doppler from a friend. It's a "Hi Bebe". It seems to work well - it never took me all that long to find a heartbeat, even fairly early on. 

 

Cindy

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Keria - yes, this is the first grandchild for my parents & will be the 7th for DH parents. I have one brother but he will never have any children so they are cautiously excited. If I can make it past 24 wks I think everyone will be relieved. No they cancelled my u/s for the day after I get back and re-scheduled it for the 21st I think it is and that's a scan for downs maybe? I'm not sure bc this time I am of "advanced maternal age" I guess so I'm not sure exactly. You are so sweet to offer your Doppler. Is it something that would be easy to ship to the states? I would happily pay for your shipping and send it back when we are done. Let me know. Not sure if I'm ready for it right yet! I have my first ob appt on the thurs after we get back which I think is the 30th. So maybe after that appt and I hear it there I'll feel better.

Vegan - I had the insomnia w my last preg too but this seems worst for some reason. Joy!!!

Tear - hope you are feeling some better today!! Isn't it funny how they eat all that stuff but you rarely see someone over weight there. I guess it's all the walking and biking they do. I had a german exchange student living w us when I was in junior high and she couldn't believe the obese people she saw in the states.

Praying - how are you doing?? Haven't heard much of an update from you lately. Hope all is well!!
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Just thought I'd share this for those of you that are breast feeding and worried about your supply!! I saw it on pinterest.

http://www.simplyrealmoms.com/posts/does-breastmilk-come-in-chocolate/
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Blue it's only costs about 12$ for me to ship it. You can  pass it along to someone else when you are done with it I'm 99% sure we are done. Just let me know whenever you  are ready.

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blue - YEAH for a heartbeat!!!  I'm also so glad that your travels went safely, and it sounds like the stewardess was so nice.

 

rena - Feeling pretty good :-)  I'll post an AFM... glad that you are getting into the swing of things, but I'm sorry that going back to work is creeping up on you.  That is SO hard!  I am LOVING the pictures, they are soooo darn cute!!

 

Keria- they are getting so darn big, and so stinking adorable!!

 

tear - I'm sorry about the possible weaning.  I know I weaned my DD at 19 months just to do IVF again, and it was SO hard.  I cried for days.  I still really miss it sometimes, especially as I have no idea if it will work out so well with this new one.  However, like others have said, we do still snuggle and it is really just as good.  She still loves my boobs LOL.  I'm so sorry that you spent time in the ER, I hope it goes away and doesn't drive you insane with pain for the rest of this pregnancy.

 

Kewpie - yeah for crawling and butt scooting!  I can't believe how fast they are growing up!!

 

Keli - welcome, and I'm hoping to hear about your BFP here real soon!!  I also tested, and I'm not typically a tester, but I just KNEW that it worked, so I was OK doing it!

 

Belly - I have to imagine life has been a bit insane lately :-)  I can't believe they are 2 months already!  Where has the time gone??  I'm doing good, thanks   :-)  Good luck with the sleep issue. 

 

Vegan -  I can't believe how close you are!  I'm so excited!!

 

AFM - Well, work isn't any better, it's still absolutely insane.  It's hard to be pregnant and dealing with everything that is going on, but it is really forcing me to not let the stress get to me.  Amazingly at my last check up my BP was still nice and low, so whatever I'm doing (I can't even pinpoint it ~ lots of smiling and taking things in stride, going through each day with a positive attitude, etc) I guess I'm doing a good job of it.  But it seems like every day it's something new.  Ah well, this too shall pass.  On the pregnancy front, I'm officially 1/2 way, and I can't figure out when or how that happened.  I mean really, 20 weeks?  Wow.  This little one is a moving machine.  I don't know if I mentioned it before, but I started feeling the movement minimally around 17 weeks, then a lot more around 18 weeks, and now I feel it all the time.  I LOVE IT.  LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!  But, that's about it, and now I'm going home.  Have a great one!!!

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Thanks, ladies! blowkiss.gif I'm not surprised this happened while over here. Normally I dont eat so much fat, but Germans live off of meat and cheese and it's hard to eat low fat here when living in someone else's house and also trying to get lots of protein to help avoid preeclampsia.. I live mostly dairy-free at home, so hopefully the issue will resolve itself when we get back home, but I'd still like to ask a doctor for next steps...yknow, in English. It was so hard yesterday because they wouldn't let DH in the room with me and insisted the doc would speak English wih me, but he still spoke mainly German. It was really nerve wracking. Anyway, thanks for the support. I hope you ladies get some more sleep soon!

 

Wow sweetie, I'm thinking of you tons.  Just make sure that you're still eating enough protein, okay?  I love you!  (So glad the baby is doing so well!!!!)

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Wow sweetie, I'm thinking of you tons.  Just make sure that you're still eating enough protein, okay?  I love you!  (So glad the baby is doing so well!!!!)

Thanks, Hun! I've been thinking about thisq too. It's hard, to be honest, but Ive been trying to eat chicken and eggs. Love you!

Everybody else, sorry to be brief, but dd is howling. blowkiss.gif
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This is why I can't post more regularly :)

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3A5OB8S9bQ&feature=youtu.be

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Thanks, Hun! I've been thinking about thisq too. It's hard, to be honest, but Ive been trying to eat chicken and eggs. Love you!
Everybody else, sorry to be brief, but dd is howling. blowkiss.gif


*MWUH!*

 

 

eta: Keria, that is seriously cute.  OH THE CHEEKS AND SMILE!

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Thanks Carlyle I love to munch on those little cheeks.
 

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