Aura, I'd put in a call, too, if I were you... Ask about probiotics, too. And I was thinking-- do you have all the full-on signs of it? For me, sometimes it isn't a yeast infection, but it's more of an irritation. It clears up on it's own. Just wondering if that might be it, given that you had a pap recently? Maybe with the hormones of pregnancy, too? I used to get irritations quite easily when I was on the bcp, under stress, and dtd. My doctor told me to avoid eating too much sugar, in that case. Anyway, regardless, it's all annoying!! Hope you get back to normal soon! Keep us posted if there is a med suggestion, as it's always good to know these kinds of things. I had a full-on one this last pregnancy, bleh!
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IVF Graduates thread!! - Page 81post #1601 of 222711/23/12 at 12:42pmpost #1602 of 222711/24/12 at 7:32pmpost #1603 of 222711/24/12 at 10:39pm
Just a quick pop-in...
We've been in our house for a week now. We still don't have a toilet, shower, dishwasher, washer or drier and our car is broken down, I'm super sick, and we're still unpacking, so I'm more than a little busy. We finally got a stove thursday! I am reading all your posts, though!
We're doing well, just super busy. We tried sleep training again when the babies were just turning about 9.5 months and they are sleeping through the night now. I feel amazing! They are 10.5 months old now. Maisie is getting very close to walking. She stands up in the middle of the room without holding on to anything and she will often get really excited and start clapping. It's pretty adorable. She loves to mimic us and her favorite right now is to stick her tongue in and out and go, "la-la-la-la" as she does it.
Liam is cruising the furniture, but not up to standing alone yet. He eats a TON. They are self feeding now and he eats his food by the fistful and will go through 3 dessert plates full without batting an eye. Maisie is very careful when she eats and picks up each piece one by one. She says, "ba-ba" for bottle and mama and dada and she says something that sounds like "yay" when she claps, but I'm not sure about that one.
Liam is slower in his speech, but that's to be expected as he tends to focus on the physical. He loves to give kisses. He leans in with an open mouth and then plants a nice wet kiss and then leans back with a huge silly grin. I always say, "awww, I love Liam kisses!!" and then I kiss him back. He looks so proud and repeats his kiss usually a few times. It's so sweet. He kissed Maisie on the forehead today and I just about melted.
Liam LOVES balls and bats them around the room and chases behind. He will play this game for hours every day. He also likes hammers. He has wooden one that he usually has in hand that he usually bats at the balls with.
That's us in a nutshell. I hope to be able to catch up better once things have calmed down here.post #1604 of 222711/25/12 at 5:04pm
thanks for the help ladies! i did wind up calling, and when i went to pick up the prescription it turned out she had called in an over the counter product for me. so weird! why not just tell me which one to buy? in any case, it was a three day treatment, i forget the name but the active ingredient starts with clot. i'm feeling relief already, thank goodness. this has me all worried now that i may have gestational diabetes, because i know that could be a symptom. i am having an early glucose test done this thursday, so i am sure i will panic all week.
kewpie, it's so fun to hear about their different personalities! the photos are the best.post #1605 of 222711/25/12 at 7:57pm
Aura: my guess is it is from any antibiotic you took while cycling. did you take one during retreival or anything? i got a yeast infection from abx i took before my cycle (for ivf purposes) and i never get them. plus your whole body and ph changes when prego - so def doesn't mean diabetes on it's own! don't worry!post #1606 of 222711/26/12 at 9:48am
Just a quick drive by :-)
Tear - oh no, I HOPE HOPE HOPE it's just a bit of normal type swelling/bloating and NOTHING more!!! Happy BFP Anniversary :-) Mine is officially today back in 2009, but I knew it on Thanksgiving!
aura - glad the babes look great and the doc called you something in. Also glad that the spotting has stopped. It is funny to see them moving all around, isn't it?!
Kewpie - glad to hear you're in your house!! Even if things still aren't all working appropriately. LOVE the pictures!! They are SO stinking adorable, I just want to scoop them up and kiss them all over, and get some of those Liam kisses!!!
AFM - had my 34 week check up today, all looks good. Next check up is my strep b, then I start my weekly appointments. I just can't believe that I only have 6 weeks to go.post #1607 of 222711/26/12 at 11:20am
aura, glad things are figured out. Any pics to post yet?! I'm so excited to see your babies!
Tear, how are you doing the last couple of days-- swelling subsided? That's a worry, for sure, but hopefully it turns out to be nothing.
Kewpie, are you planning on adding a few things bit by bit, or will you have everything up and running at once when you figure out what you need to get it done? How does the move feel, though-- a good fit? That's a big move! The pics are so, so cute! Do they interact with one another all the time, and have a lot of fun together?
Hope, I can't believe you only have 6 more weeks to go! What are your plans for the birth? You might have mentioned already, though, sorry...
Vegan, how is your little one doing? The nursing?
AFM, I'm impatiently waiting for another AF to show, so I can start to figure out what's going on with my cycles. We're going away next week to Antigua for a little vacation, and I'll probably get it then... I'm wanting it to come, but that will be bad timing!post #1608 of 222711/26/12 at 1:00pm
Hope - Wow! You're getting close! SO exciting!
Tenzins - We're adding bit by bit. It's stressful, but I look around and all needs are met even with all the "with-outs" so I do feel very blessed. I do feel like we made the right choice with this move. We've owned the house since 2001 and it's been sitting empty since 2008, so these issues aren't too surprising. We just didn't expect them to be quite so bad.
They do interact a LOT. They follow each other around and almost always are playing right next to each other. When their little cousin who is 2 months older is there too, all 3 of them tag around together. It's pretty cute. They trade toys back and forth (sometimes taking away and sometimes handing a toy over) and they hug and kiss and pat each other on the head. They make eye contact and smile at one another and sometimes they babble back and forth as if having a conversation. I do wonder if they are formulating their own language sometimes. They do fight, of course, but most of the time, they get along very well.
Have fun on your vacation! ARe the kids going too?post #1609 of 222711/26/12 at 2:24pm
Tenzin: Your vacay sounds amazing!!! I hope AF makes an appearance before you go or after you get home! Thanks for asking about us. I'll post an AAM below.
Sorry for lack of persies - I feel so short on time these days! I feel very blessed to be short of time though. ;-)
AFM: I hate to jinx it, but nursing seems to be finally going well! I haven't used a supplementer in like 5 days and have pretty much totally stopped pumping! I may pump here and there to keep adding to my freezer stash, but that is the only reason. Aria is transferring milk well and seems to be getting faster at it! So now instead of nursing for 45 minutes, supplementing for another 20 then pumping for 15 minutes, I can just nurse her for half an hour and be done! It's amazing!! :-) I still feel short on time though. LOL. But at least now maybe my house won't be QUITE a disaster. I'm sure it'll still be a disaster to some degree - I have a 3 yr old who works very hard to dirty it up. Ha. Can't believe my tiny baby will be 2 month old on Wed!
I said something to DH about these fertility omens someone gave us that I was dusting this weekend - about maybe they will bring us a 3rd child without us trying. We sort of talked a bit about a 3rd. Sounds like neither of us wants to close the door on the idea of a 3rd child. But I think neither of us is willing to put ourselves through the emotional turmoil of IVF and "trying" again. He especially feels so strongly about not putting ourselves thru that again. But I was surprised that he is sort of even open to the idea of another. So perhaps one day we'll get a happy surprise. My guess is maybe when the time is right, we just won't use birth control. Likely nothing would come of it - but who knows. Or maybe we won't even risk that. I suppose we are still so new into having a 2nd!
Cindypost #1610 of 222711/26/12 at 4:41pm
kewpie, that sounds so amazing, how Maisie and Liam interact with one another. I would love to have twins, for that reason and others... but I'm not thinking for a minute that it is easy! I suppose there are times when it is easier than others, though-- depends on the developmental stage they are at, like having a singleton-- some stages they don't seem to be able to get into too much trouble, and other times, well... ha ha. Glad to hear your thoughts about your move, and how positive a step it is for your family. Can't wait to hear about how you make out with the search for a new doc, btw! ETA: And yup, the kids are coming to Antigua with us... Looking forward to it so much!
Vegan, that is wonderful news about the nursing. And about keeping your hearts and minds open to possibilities. I appreciate what you are saying about how hard the process has been, and so perhaps there will be a time down the road when another baby enters your lives, when you don't have to go through it again, and it will come as a lovely surprise. We've seen a few on here, so... And if it doesn't happen, it sounds as though you consider yourselves very blessed with the beautiful children you have. Ha ha, can't believe it... AF is starting to show. Looks like it will be a 30 day cycle for my first PPAF. I'm really happy, as that is what my normal pre-pregnancy cycle is. And happy, too, that I'll have it out of the way in time for our trip!
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Rena! they are so adorable and those eyes I feel I could stare at them forever.
Aura Glad everything is well. I hope you get rid of the yeast infection fast!.
Blue Can you believe you are 21 weeks? Hope you had a good thanksgiving even if you had to stay at home.
Kewpie your little ones are just the cutest. I always say that I don't think my kids like to be twins. I think so far they just see each other as the competition. If I leave them alone to play there is usually someone crying in less than 5 minutes. There are definitely not hugs or kisses going back and forth in here plenty of hair pulling and fighting over toys though lol. I hope that changes SOON! I want some sweet twin moments too.
Hope. You are so close do you have everything ready? I'm betting you have a BOY too since it seems to be boy season.
AFM We are just getting over the flu. Taking care of sick twins while sick was quite an experience, suffices to say next year I'm getting the flu shot. Other than that Oliver took 2 steps yesterday but the little monster refuses to do it for the video camera. Lucia is just behind him she can stand on her own but no steps yet.post #1612 of 222711/30/12 at 8:32am
Wow, it took me awhile to find this thread b/c it was so far down on the list!!! I'm way behind on catching up so i'll do my best in the time i have. Suppose to meet SIL and a mutual friend for lunch in a bit. I'll do my AFM first and then try and catch up on personals.
AFM - Not too much going on here. It's been awhile since i posted so i don't even remember what i was saying last time i posted and not enough time to go back and look now. Anyways, we are coming up this weekend on 22wks and that is the big week for us to get through since we lost our boys at 22.5 wks. I'm feeling good and i know it is out of my hands so i just have to trust that all will be okay. I say that and then i think back and at the time then i felt okay too but was much bigger and didn't have all of these extra precautions taken ( stitch, and prog shots and what not). So I'm staying calm!!! Next Thurs i see my OB for a reg appt and then on tues Dec 11th we have our next ultrasound to check his growth and my cervix again. I'll feel much better after that ultrasound. Isn't it awful that we live for those ultrasounds and getting to see our precious little one again. On a side note, got a message from my dad that my mom was in the ER this morning and now she has been admitted to the hospital b/c they aren't sure if she had a mini stroke or if she had a seizure. She has had one seizure in the past and was trying to wean off her meds b/c she was just on a childrens dose and the drs thought she prob wouldn't have another one so we will see. I know she is worried if it was one she won't be able to drive for 6 months so i'm worried that might kinda put her into a depression. DH and i and Abby are thinking about going over there tonight for the weekend. They are like less than 2 hrs away and i just feel it would probably be a good idea. My dad is diabetic and i worry about him too when my mom isn't around. So we will see. Abby has the "cone of shame" on her head until next tues b/c they took the stitches out and couldn't get her ear to stop bleeding so i had to leave her at the vet for the day so they could give her meds to calm her and crate her to get it to stop. I've been doctoring it at home now and it looks pretty good. We go back to that vet on Tues. Thinking we should have bought pet insurance long ago. Good grief!!! I think i need a money tree to grow in my back yard. Oh and why is baby furniture so stinking expensive? I'll get a few personals in and then i have to run but will try to stop back later to finish.
Ps. Anyone drink Red Raspberry Leaf tea during their pregnancy and w/ labor to make things go smoother? I have been reading about it and it seems interesting.
Keria - so sorry to hear about the flu. I hope everyone is healthy now. yeah oliver!!!! Thanksgiving wasn't too bad. We have a lot to be thankful for and that's all that matters.
Vegan - yay that nursing is going smoother!! Also that is great that DH is on board w/ maybe #3.
Kewpie - Can't believe how fast your little ones are growing. they are too cute. Glad you are in your house and i hope the projects get finished quick... which i know in house project usually isn't the case, but at least you are there!!!
Tenzi - hope you have a good vacation!!! Jealous!! :o)
Aura - how are you feeling? did you get over your infection? When's your next appt?
Hope - how are you doing? Getting so close!!!! yay!!
Belly & Tear - how are you both?
Laura - are you still around? HOpe you are well.
I'm sure i've missed some but hello all!!! I just was looking up at this last page so if you didn't posted that is part of the reason i missed you. Pregnancy brain doesn't help either. Okay off to lunch. HOpe everyone has a good weekend.post #1613 of 222711/30/12 at 1:58pm
Hi everyone!!! I am like 150 posts behind :( sorry!!!!
Blue, a BOY! congratulations!!!! I can't believe you are already 21 weeks that is just amazing. I am wishing you peace and a very uneventful couple of weeks.
Aura, I hope you are feeling better and everything is going smooth for you. I only read the page where I left off and this last one, so I hope you are feeling better about the twins. Honestly, I think it's the added toddler that makes things so difficult here. Any combination of 2 is okay (busy, but okay), 3 just makes things nuts :)
Keira, sorry to hear about the flu, we all got the shot and have been sick for over 3 weeks now. Yay to walking! I remember being so surprised when my daughter took her first steps, it was pretty much out of nowhere! Hope you can get Oliver to cooperate with the video!
Tenzi, jealous of your vacation! Enjoy!
Hope, you are so close!! Time has sure flown (from my standpoint anyway!)
Vegan, glad the breastfeeding is going better, sounds like all that hard work has paid off! Great job mama!
Kewpie, I love hearing how much your LO's are playing together. Mine don't really seem all that interested in eachother yet, but I hope we are getting close...or maybe our twins just don't like eachother :)
AFM, sorry I have been away so long (not even reading along). Besides our horrible sleep issues, we have all been sick for 3 weeks 4 days. I mean really really sick, all 3 girls and me. First it was the flu, then head cold, now ear infections for them and a sinus infection for me. It has been pretty miserable being so sick and not getting much sleep. On the very bright side we contacted a sleep doula and she came the Sunday before Thanksgiving. With her help we created a plan that we were happy with and could implement (CIO is not something I can handle emotionally). And after a week+ of hard work, both girls are now sleeping from 7/7:30 to 4 without any fussing. They normally fuss a little around 4, but we don't feed and then feed around 5/5:30 when they wake up next, then back to bed till 7:30. I am still getting up to pump and with my sinus infection (and migraine) I haven't been able to fall back asleep, but I at least have hope that I will be sleeping more soon, since everyone else is now :)
Thinking about you all. I am already FB friends with a few of you, but if anyone else wants to stay more "current" with me shoot me a PM so we can be friends there too. I know most of us have known eachother for a LONG time here! We keep our infertility a secret with our IRL firends, but I am happy to share my real life with my secret friends :)post #1614 of 222712/1/12 at 10:32am
Keria, sorry to hear that the flu bug caught you-- glad that you are all on your way to feeling better. It's not good when mom gets sick, in addition to the kids... Everyone counts on mom so much!
Belly, you all have been through a lot of bugs... I hope you have clear sailing now for a long time, especially with the holidays around the corner. I wish for you to enjoy the season with good health and lots of sleep... I'd actually love to know how you handle the twins' crying, in terms of trying to make sure that your oldest doesn't wake up. We've been really struggling on what to do with that-- when DD cries, I pop her on the boob right away... but that is just making her unable to learn how to self-soothe... so now she wakes up more and more as the weeks go on, instead of sleeping for longer periods-- she's not even hungry, she is just pacifying herself. But I'm so worried that if I don't giver her the boob, that her crying will just get louder and louder and then DS will be up-- and then we'll have two unhappy kids to deal with. The walls of the kid's bedrooms are shared, noise carries. Ideas?
Blue, sounds like you are doing everything possible with your care providers to ensure things are going to be okay. Once you get through this time period, it will be yet another milestone reached and then you can breathe easier as they keep coming and going. I still feel so much joy when I think of this little miracle of yours!
Actually, I think of each of you on here and feel so much gratitude that you have your little babies, or they are on their way. I love seeing the pictures and hearing the updates. It's like you are all part of a little family on here. It's great to have this connection with you, since these things aren't something that is easily shared irl.
RCR, I've got you in my thoughts and prayers for it to be your turn now!
Sorry I've missed others... I've got to get to work on my last paper for the semester. Class is finished on Monday, and then we leave on our trip Tuesday. It's going to be so good to get away, it's been a year full of ups and downs with everything that has happened.post #1615 of 222712/2/12 at 6:26am
so angry! i typed out a giant post with personals and lost the whole thing. grrr. take two.
vegan, i can understand not wanting to go through "all this" for another baby, so maybe you'll just be granted with a lovely surprise!
tenzin, so excited for your vacation! i hope it is relaxing and recharges you for the year ahead.
kewpie, i love how the twins interact with each other. are you feeling more settled? are you feeling better?
belly, so sorry you were all sick! are you feeling better? i'm glad the twins started sleeping longer, it should be a relief for you to be a little more well rested.
blue, sorry to hear about your mom. how is she doing? any improvement? how is abby? i am so excited you're already more than halfway done! can't wait to meet this little fella. i hope he takes his time and grows to perfection.
keria, how exciting that oliver is taking steps! soon both twins will be running in opposite directions.
hope i didn't miss anyone!
afm, had the nuchal on friday. the ultrasound portion went fine, even though baby b was non compliant for the abdominal scan. we had to go vaginal and finally got the measurements we needed. by next week i should have the results for both my early glucose test and the nuchal. as of today i am at week 13 and officially out of the first trimester! every milestone is a relief, eve though i know i'm not out of the danger zone yet. i asked my dr when i can stop worrying, and she said 28 weeks. gee, thanks. i've had some issues with my dr's office, so i am looking into switching. they just keep messing up all my information, and that scares me. if they can't keep information like my meds/pharmacy/prepregnancy weight correct, what would happen if there was a bigger issue? i have yet to see the same dr twice, no one knows what is going on, and i somehow still haven't gotten my flu shot even though they should have given it to me a month ago. it doesn't sit well with me.
in any case, here is a photo from last week's ultrasound. the nuchal scan didn't give me great photos, but this one is my favorite so far. my aunt in law told me she thought they looked like lobsters. hehe.post #1616 of 222712/2/12 at 5:40pmpost #1617 of 222712/2/12 at 9:18pmpost #1618 of 222712/3/12 at 11:28am
Aura - love the new pic!!!! Glad it went well. My mom is out of the hospital but her heart is still racing so she is on a new med (along w/ all the other meds) to help slow her heart down and it is making her feel even more tired then before. She is suppose to see her cardiologist hopefully this week and i hope he can adjust the med to help her get her energy back. She did have a little seizure but doesn't seem to have any other issues other than the racing heart from it. So that is good. Abby is doing much better and we took the "cone of shame" off her head while we were at my parents b/c she kept taking off all their Christmas ornaments and balls w/ it when she would be looking out the window and turn her head by the tree. LOL. It is looking much better and no bleeding. We go back to the vet tomorrow around lunch time.
Tenzi - thanks for your kind words. I hope you got your paper done and are almost all packed for your trip. Are you staying w/ family and are just the 4 of you going? HOpe you have a blast.
Belly - i sure hope that everyone in your house is now healthy!!!! I can't even imagine!!! Sending you healthy vibes and praying that all is well.
AFM - not much going on here. DH got to feel the little guy kick for the first time last night. I've been feeling it for awhile, but he had his hand on my belly and felt it finally. Always kinda exciting. I also let my parents hear the heartbeat this weekend which they thought was cool. I think my dad is more excited than my mom but i think my mom is just guarded after what happened last time so i understand. My dad already was talking about going to Disney w/ the little one which i thought was cute. My next OB appt is Thurs this week and i normally get my shots on Wed. A friend gave us some of her baby clothes which was so nice!! Her little guy was born in Oct so the dates are a little off but that's okay. It was much appreciated and i love hand-me-downs which will help us a ton. So that is about it here. Hope you all are well!!!
??? for you ladies. - I know they tell you to sleep on your left side around 20 wks or so, but i just can't spend the whole night there and end up on my Right side and then last night i woke up and was on my back actually- oops!! How do you ladies handle or did handle sleeping on your sides? Do you stay on your Left side most of the time or no???post #1619 of 222712/3/12 at 3:53pm
blue, a friend of mine is a week behind you with twins and is seeing a high risk dr. her dr told her the left side thing was an old wives' tale, and that sleeping on either side is fine. i think it's probably okay that you were on your back for a bit. i would think your body would alert you if you were squishing your lungs or organs? probably once you are even bigger it will be so uncomfortable you won't accidentally roll that way. but that's just my guess, as the girl who hasn't even really started to show yet :P so take that as you may. i hope they fix your mom's meds. sometimes it just takes a while, but she should get adjusted soon enough. and i'm glad abby's cone of shame has been removed!post #1620 of 222712/3/12 at 8:44pm
Stalking by quickly to say Blue - I am thinking of you as you go through this milestone week. Hope your OB appointment is full of lots of reassurance! And I constantly swapped between sides - my hips hurt too much to lay on any one side too long!
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