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IVF Graduates thread!! - Page 101post #2001 of 26804/3/13 at 11:31ampost #2002 of 26804/3/13 at 12:13pmpost #2003 of 26804/3/13 at 12:41pmpost #2004 of 26804/3/13 at 12:53pmpost #2005 of 26804/3/13 at 7:10pm
Tear - still thinking of you and hoping that you are holding that baby boy by now!!!!
AFM - I went into the hospital this afternoon b/c it felt like the baby wasn't moving like normal today. So I went into the high risk unit at the hospital and they hooked me up for a non-stress test and it didn't really feel like he was moving much at all, but he passed w/ flying colors so that was good and then the whole drive home he was moving like crazy. Go figure!!!! He's already playing games w/ my heart. I wasn't getting myself too nervous and just kept telling myself not to worry until the nurse/dr was worried. Poor DH, I think he was more stressed than I was. I have my reg OB appt tomorrow morning so we will see how that goes.
post #2006 of 26804/3/13 at 7:42pm
He's HERE! 9lbs 9oz (I think) and no name yet. HOORAY! Tear's temperature spiked to 102 before he was born (although I hear that she's looking and feeling much better right now), so they're sending the placenta to be checked for "infectious agents." If they find anything, he may have to go to ICU (I so hope this doesn't happen; even though they can have unlimited access to him in the ICU--that's hard to do if you've just given birth I imagine), but for now he is nestled in her arms and latched on well. Thank God.post #2007 of 26804/3/13 at 8:15pm
blueyezz - so glad your little guy was moving like crazy after all that! Good thing you got checked out though. So glad he's okay! I hope your appointment goes well.
Tear - CONGRATS! Fingers crossed that everything is well and he will avoid the ICU. Thanks for the update, Carlyle. Sending lots of good thoughts to the new family!
rcr - CONGRATS!! That is wonderful news! Thinking of you. Once the cramping went away, I had no symptoms for several weeks either. I think it's totally normal at that point.
Thanks for all the cloth diaper/wipes advice you posted for others. We're planning on using cloth too so reading about it helps a lot.
guppyluv - so glad your "limes" are doing well.
auraleigh - hope you're feeling better. Things can get so uncomfy.
Vegan Princess - insurance is so frustrating. I'm sorry you have to deal with it. That policy is just weird.
Laggie - lots of sticky thoughts to your little one. Being cautious isn't a bad thing.
Tenzin - congrats! So glad you are expecting #3.
laura-belle - You're so close! I bet it must be exciting. I hope you're feeling better.
Kewpie - exciting that you're going to be starting IVF in September!
AFM - my mom started chemo today, so that has been pretty stressful. She's keeping distracted by knitting lots for the baby. I saw my OB today and everything is looking good. I am 21 weeks along and we are having a little boy. We had a bit of a scare with our anatomy scan, but I wasn't too worried because the lady doing it was just awful! She kept complaining about the baby moving too much, she took two hours and didn't even finish then, and we only ended up with one somewhat decent picture because she didn't know how to use the camera.I went in for a repeat last week and it turned out her measurements were way off and our little birdie is just fine. My placenta was laying low, but was fine at the repeat, but my OB wants to check it again around 30 weeks. Anyone else have this happen? Here's the picture from the anatomy scan..
I hope everyone is doing well! I can't wait for more updates.post #2008 of 26804/3/13 at 8:33pm
Shesaid: Great pic! I'm glad everything turned out ok. Congrats on your little boy! I'll keep your mom in my thoughts.
Tear: Yay!!! Congrats on your big baby boy!!! You are a warrior mama. What an intense labor! Rest up and enjoy those baby snuggles.
Blue: Glad baby passed the test with flying color! I think they just slow down a lot once they are so cramped - never hurts to be cautious though if it doesn't seem right to you. Can't wait until he is in your arms! :-)
AFM: Well I had my phone interview today for the 2nd insurance company. I did leave the IVF off of my written application but the phone interview was with a doctor and I was totally honest about everything. The funny thing is, he really didn't ask me much of anything about it. He asked if I ever had any infertility treatments and I said that I did IVF to have my baby and that it was obviously successful. He didn't ask a single other question. Whereas with any other condition I mentioned for my daughter, etc he asked 50 million questions about it. I spent 70 minutes on the phone with the guy talking about myself and my 2 girls and DH spent another 20 minutes on the phone about himself. He also told them we did IVF but they didn't question him about it either. And a couple times the guy would put me on hold and I think ask someone else if he needed further questioning about whatever we were talking about but he didn't do that about the infertility. So I am hoping it's not a big deal. My insurance agent had told me this company will cover you if you had treatment, were successful, have had your baby and been released from post natal care - all which I have done. But they also say they may not cover you if you've had treatment in the last 2 yrs - which I have. Though I am hoping that is only if you have not had a baby from it. Anyway, hopefully we will hear soon. I know we can do cobra until the law changes in January - i was just really looking forward to switching to a PPO from our HMO network and being able to switch back to our old doctors that I loved from before DH took the job he has now 1.5 yrs ago.
Cindypost #2009 of 26804/4/13 at 9:59am
Yay tear!! Congrats! I can't want to hear the whole story!
Great news! One little bean with a heartbeat. A little part of me was sad about not having twins, but now I can have a homebirth, which makes me really happy (the only two MWs in the state won't deliver twins). DH was really sweet and drove 3 1/2 hours this morning to meet me there to see the u/s.post #2010 of 26804/4/13 at 10:04ampost #2011 of 26804/4/13 at 10:39am
Vegan Princess - Thank you so much.
That sounds like good news from how your phone interview went. Crossing my fingers for you guys! It would be nice for you to get back with doctors you love. I find it rare to really find doctors you feel that way about.
RCR - yay!!! I'm so happy for you and your DH. I can't wait to hear more updates about your little bean! I understand the twin disappointment forsure, but hopefully an easier pregnancy and like you said, a home birth!post #2012 of 26804/4/13 at 10:42am
Tear, congratulations on your big baby boy!!!! I hope the of you are resting up from the birth and enjoying getting to know one another. I hope that your fever is gone down and they found everything is okay with the placenta and all that. (Carlyle, thanks so much for the updates!)
SheSaid, sorry about your mom having to go through all that. I went through a similar thing with my dad having cancer when I was pregnant with DS (it was in his neck and had spread to lymph nodes). Dad had surgery, chemo and radiation. We made it through, and I know that having the baby coming really helped him with his fight. Me and my belly accompanied him every day to his treatments over an 8 week period. The staff were wonderful, and that made a big difference because they were not just supportive of my dad but of me as well. Keep us posted on how your mom is doing, and in the meantime, you and baby keep doing great! Love the picture! (And sorry you had to go through that stress because of the inexperienced u/s person... ugh!)
Blue, isn't that scary when our babies do that?! DD stopped moving (where I could feel it) for a good 10 hours or so... I was SO in tune with my body the whole time, and my midwife kept saying I had probably been too distracted to notice, I said no, baby is really quiet and I'm worried... so we went to get checked out, just like you did. And the same thing happened, suddenly baby starts kicking up a storm. For me it was just before they were attaching the monitors... It was really close to the end,too. Guess she was sleeping, or didn't have much room, or whatever!
Vegan, glad things aren't too bad with the insurance stuff. Being in Canada, it's hard for me to wrap my head around how that all works, but it sounds like a big pain in the butt! And I'm still planning on sending you a pm... I am waiting for more than a few minutes at a time where I can sit down and type. My little guy has been especially 'demanding' of my time and energy this last week.
rcr, wow, that is wonderful about your little bean doing so well! Amazing that they could see the heartbeat so early, he/she is a strong one! Sorry about not having twins, I can totally understand feeling sad about that...but then I can also get the happiness you feel about getting to plan for a homebirth! I had one with DS, and I loved it. And how absolutely sweet that your DH drove that far to be with you at the u/s. I'm so excited for you!!!!!!!
AFM, not much to report. I feel really tired, but other than that, I don't feel much different. I had initial cramping sensations early on, but now I don't have that. I'm really bloated though-- my normal pants that I've been wearing don't fit me anymore. I kind of forget that I'm pregnant sometimes, otherwise. I hope the little bean is okay in there.post #2013 of 26804/4/13 at 11:41ampost #2014 of 26804/4/13 at 12:52pmpost #2015 of 26804/4/13 at 1:21pmQuote:Originally Posted by rcr
Yay tear!! Congrats! I can't want to hear the whole story!
Great news! One little bean with a heartbeat. A little part of me was sad about not having twins, but now I can have a homebirth, which makes me really happy (the only two MWs in the state won't deliver twins). DH was really sweet and drove 3 1/2 hours this morning to meet me there to see the u/s.
HOORAY! Oh so good to hear that you have a healthy heartbeat. I'm sorry about the disappointment about twins, but am so glad that it's likely to be an easier/safer pregnancy and birth. So excited for you!post #2016 of 26804/4/13 at 2:22pm
Tenzins - thank you so much for sharing your experience with your dad. You are a wonderful daughter for going through it with him, and I'm glad looking forward to the baby helped him. It's helping my mom too. She's keeping busy knitting up baby things when she's not feeling too badly. The only thing is the hospital she's going to for treatment have a no pregnant women policy and they wouldn't change it for us. I feel awful not being able to go with her.
lilacvioletiris - when do you get to find out how many you are having?
Laggie - I think it's very widely believed that beta numbers point to multiples, because everyone was saying the same thing to me about twins when my numbers were high. Even one of the lab techs said it! Turned out it wasn't so for me either.post #2017 of 26804/4/13 at 3:22pm
shesaid - love the picture. Sorry about the u/s experience. There are so many bad u/s techs out there. It seems like most people have had bad experiences. Sorry about the no pregnancy policy - I bet it is hard not to be there.
Vegan - congrats on getting through the interview without too many questions about fertility
Laggie - that is ok, the numbers kinda had me convinced too. I am only a tiny bit dissappointed, no big deal. When is your u/s?
AFM - earlier when I said i was a bit dissappointed, I really only meant a tiny bit. like really tiny. After 5 years of IF I really can't complain about finally getting pregnant!! Plus now that we have moved on to donor embryos it is easier to do again. So maybe a third is not out of the question (will just have to convince DH that someday ) Three kids is my idea, and two is his. In any case, I am so excited. We went out for coffee and talked about names (which we have had picked out for like two years), and fun stuff like that. I called around to midwives. I am in one of the two states in the US where midwifery is illeagle, so those that do it are underground. There is another state that is two hours away where it is legal, so people sometimes get one of them to come here for a homebirth, or figure out how to do it there. In any case, I am so excited and it feels so real now that there is a HB!post #2018 of 26804/4/13 at 5:27pm
rcr - yay!!!! Super excited for you!!!!! How sweet that DH came all that way to be there to see his new little one!!!! What was the heartbeat at???
Laggie- how are you??? No AFM???
Shesaid - great ultrasound pic!!! Thinking of your mom and sending up prayers that all goes well w/ her treatments. Glad she has your exciting news to kinda distracted though this tough process.
Tenzi - glad to hear that maybe it is more common towards the end and i'm not the only one. Not that I'd wish it on anyone but today is better thankfully. Glad you are doing well and I hope that bean growing nice and strong.
Lilac - hoping all those symptoms that you are getting are a good sign... sure sound good. When is your beta again???
Vegan - keeping my fingers crossed that you get the insurance you need. What pain!!!
Carlyle - any more news??? Hope baby,mom & rest of fam are doing well!!
Tear - thinking of you and Congrats!!! Hope all is well!!!!!
Laura & Suzie - hope you both are well!!! Any updates from you two????
AFM - had my appt today and the non-stress test took forever b/c he just wasn't wanting to move. He is a sleepy little man right now, i guess. Finally after having some cookies (takes after his father) he started moving more. My OB said that I am now 1.5 cm dilated! Wahoooo!!!! She offered to induce me tomorrow b/c of the dec in movement, but i really feel like since we have made progress since last week where I was not even dilated at all and cervix was really high too and since he is doing okay at this point I should wait it out. So hard to know what you should and shouldn't do at this point. Ugh!!!!! Hoping I made the right decision. She wants me to really keep a close eye on my kick counts for the next couple of days and if they aren't there then we are to go into the hospital. He has been moving like crazy this afternoon and evening though so that calms my heart a lot!!!!! My OB is really keeping a close eye on the two of us and i have to see one of her partners tomorrow and then her again on Mon and then my reg appt next Thurs if we make it that far... good grief!!!! Better safe than sorry, i guess. If he hasn't showed up by next Thurs the 11th she said the 12th will be the day. I guess it is good to have a date in mind b/c I know i have heard of a lot of people that get dates and then go right before so hopefully that will be me too. We will see.post #2019 of 26804/4/13 at 5:57pm
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