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post #21 of 210

Monkey - OK I just re-read your post and maybe my congrats was premature. you are kidding, right? Well, then congrats in advance for when you do get pregnant then, if you aren't now.

post #22 of 210

monkey! (!!!!!!)  That's all I'll say 'til you're more comfy with the idea.

 

Thanks, everyone, and Kyamo, the ultrasound helped yesterday with my fears, but today I'm back to being scared.  I am scheduled for another ultrasound 12/19--I guess I can look forward to that (you know, in a nail-biting, vomiting sort of way).

post #23 of 210

Monkey OK, just found your post on the IF thread. Wow, I will join in Kinza's (!!!!!!!) Yay!

post #24 of 210
Thread Starter 
MONKEY!!!!!!!! I am so glad you are joining us. joy.gif

fingersx.gif for sticky, and let me know when you are feeling confident enough for me to add you to the list.

ETA after post-stalking. The cramps are normal. Menstrual-like cramps were my first pregnancy symptom. For a normal period, I don't start cramping until after I'm already bleeding. But when I got pregnant, I got cramps starting 2 days before AF was due and never bled at all.
post #25 of 210

Congratulations, Kinza and monkey! Great to see our list is growing again.

 

It's weird for me to be near the top of the list, though. winky.gif 2.5 weeks until full term!

post #26 of 210

rcr - Sorry for the confusion! Yes, I am for-real pregnant. BFP on Saturday morning. Still feels very surreal. Talking about "my baby" or "my pregnancy" sounds about as weird as "my husband" did for the first 6 months of marriage! I hope you join the IVF twins club, too!

 

Kyamo - So here I am, in your footsteps, again. The end of November marked 18 months of TTC for us. Thank you for the OPKs! I used them all up before I actually O'd, but they inspired me to order more of the same kind. Now I have about 40 leftover OPKs! I also started cramping a few days before AF was due, which is a big reason I thought this cycle was a no-go. It's been very calming to have a lot of people say it's normal!

 

Everyone else - hi! It's still so weird to be here as more than a stalker. Although I'm definitely still stalking... lavatea, where are you?? I hope to stick around for quite awhile!

post #27 of 210
It's so weird to have all of you over here just as I'm about ready to be done. It's so exciting, though! joy.gif

I would like to do personals, but I just don't have the energy. But I am so, so happy to "see" you all.

AFM - I don't have much energy to post about me, either. I'm hurting quite a bit. Back's hurting, pelvis is hurting, all over is hurting. I called in to work last night, and I'm not sure I'll be going back this weekend for my last 3 scheduled shifts. I worked Sunday night and it was just so hard. I'm actually contracting quite a bit today so maybe I'll have this baby in the next few days and it won't even be an issue.

Thinking of you guys. Glad to read your updates. smile.gif
post #28 of 210
One more thing...here's my maternity silhouette I had the photographer take during our family picture session last week. I was 37.5 weeks.700
post #29 of 210

Wooo HOOOO!! Grats to you Monkey!  Maybe you can join the twin train too! You never know!

post #30 of 210

Yeah Monkey.

Awesome news.  

post #31 of 210

Oh my goodness Monkey and Kinza! I am so happy for you both. It also took me 18 months, Monkey, and I just love love love to see the BSLs get their BFPs as it brings me back so clearly to my own trembling hand and tear-filled eyes staring at that pee-soaked plastic stick in disbelief. And Kinza, it's hard work making double (or triple) the toes, ears, placentas, etc., but multiple pregnancy is pretty fun, too -- feels like a barrel full of squirmy kittens, all hiccuping at different beats in there. Sounds creepy, but I love the feeling.

 

I'm not sure why I never joined here. Although I stalked the BSL thread for months before joining, I guess I didn't feel like a real and worthy BSL as I was only there for 3 or 4 months before my BFP, and I didn't 'know' so many folks over here so well. Now I wish I hadn't been shy and instead just jumped over and made some room for myself here. Two weeks (13 days, to be exact) until my scheduled c-section (still mourning desperately my loss of natural birth and the of feelings of bliss and earth-moving power that came from it).

 

 

post #32 of 210

Emaya, it's not too late to join! I think we need some triplets on the baby roster. winky.gif

 

All this talk of multiples reminds me of something funny. Our son likes to look at pictures of babies in the baby catalog we have. His favorite page is the one with two babies in a side car for the bed. He's always asking for "two babies! two babies!" with much excitement. I hope he's not disappointed when he sees we're only having one.

post #33 of 210
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Originally Posted by Sweet.Bee View Post

Congratulations, Kinza and monkey! Great to see our list is growing again.

 

It's weird for me to be near the top of the list, though. winky.gif 2.5 weeks until full term!


Sweet.Bee, I can't believe you're almost at the end of your pregnancy, too.  It seems like you were just announcing your pregnancy only the other day.

 

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Originally Posted by Emaya View Post

Oh my goodness Monkey and Kinza! I am so happy for you both. It also took me 18 months, Monkey, and I just love love love to see the BSLs get their BFPs as it brings me back so clearly to my own trembling hand and tear-filled eyes staring at that pee-soaked plastic stick in disbelief. And Kinza, it's hard work making double (or triple) the toes, ears, placentas, etc., but multiple pregnancy is pretty fun, too -- feels like a barrel full of squirmy kittens, all hiccuping at different beats in there. Sounds creepy, but I love the feeling.

 

I'm not sure why I never joined here. Although I stalked the BSL thread for months before joining, I guess I didn't feel like a real and worthy BSL as I was only there for 3 or 4 months before my BFP, and I didn't 'know' so many folks over here so well. Now I wish I hadn't been shy and instead just jumped over and made some room for myself here. Two weeks (13 days, to be exact) until my scheduled c-section (still mourning desperately my loss of natural birth and the of feelings of bliss and earth-moving power that came from it).

 

 


Emaya, I love the idea of squirmy kittens.  You were totally a full-fledged member of the BSLs.  Hang out here as long as you want and be sure to let us know about the babies!

 

lava, beautiful picture!  You're almost there.

post #34 of 210

Kinza - Congratulations on the pregnancy and the twins!!!  I felt the same fleeting relief after my first ultrasound around 7 weeks... Had to wait another tortuous month until almost 11 weeks until my next appt.  After that appt. I ordered a fetal doppler and it has been a constant reassurance.  I always thought home dopplers were totally neurotic, but I don't know how I would have survived the last 5 weeks without it...

 

Monkey - so happy to see you here!  Congratulations.

 

Lavatea - Wow, you're almost there, seems like just yesterday we were together on the BSL board.  Good luck staying comfortable until baby decides to make an appearance!

 

Sweetbee and Emaya - Can't believe your January babies are almost here... bittersweet for me, but I'm glad I was with you in the beginning and I can't wait to hear that your babies (all 4 of them!) are here!

 

AFM - Nothing much going on, still waiting for some real definitive movement.  Feeling occasional flutters, but I'm ready for some kicks.  We have our anatomy scan scheduled for Jan. 3rd, hopefully baby will cooperate and we can find out if we are having a girl or a boy...  

post #35 of 210

Oh I forgot to say...

 

Lavatea - that picture is amazing!

 

Emaya - there is no reason you can't join us now, the more BSL graduates the merrier :)  We are all going to be stalking you anyway winky.gif

post #36 of 210
So I went into labor yesterday. Met the midwife and two apprentices at 1 am this morning at the birthing center. Had some extremely intense contractions for a while. All slowed way down around 4 or so, and they've sent me home. The midwife said that this was all false labor, but she didn't breathe through the horrible contractions with me (she was sleeping while the apprentices took turns) so I'm just going with "my labor has stalled" b/c that makes me feel way better. I am still contracting and it is still horrible, they just aren't close and long enough for her to count them apparently. She wants to tell me they're nothing compared to what's going to get the baby out and I must have forgotten what it was like since my vag with DD. But these aren't "nothing" or "Braxton Hicks" or even the prelabor crap I've been dealing with all week. And I most definitely didn't forget the pain from DD, though I did end up with an epidural so I didn't endure it for hours and hours like I am now. But it's definitely the same as the contractions I had for a good 4 hours before the epi (not to mention I had 3 m/cs at home and 2 of those had contractions that went with them...they're still very fresh on my mind).

Anyway, I can't rest b/c every time I drift off I have a really bad one. I'm so exhausted and ready for this to be over.

Midwife says things generally pick back up at night. So it looks like I might have a long day ahead of me. And now I don't feel comfortable calling her again. I think I'll just wait until my water breaks unless I feel pushy or something before that happens.
post #37 of 210

lavatea - hug2.gif I'm sorry your midwife isn't listening to you! But I hope your contractions do pick back up and baby boy comes out to meet you pronto!! Can't wait to hear more!

post #38 of 210

Oh, Lavatea! You will be in my prayers today. (Well, night for you.)

 

 

post #39 of 210
Oh, ladies. This "prodromal labor" (that's what the midwife called it last night when she called to check on me) is awful! I really wanted a natural birth, but I was totally unprepared for this. I thought the mild contractions and back pain (definitely stronger than the BH I've felt through most of the pregnancy) I felt Sunday-Wednesday were prodromal labor, and I did ok. This is a whole other animal.

What I've decided from reading is that this is labor - just not active labor, if that makes any sense. My cervix and baby's position are being slowly changed by the whole thing, so it's not for nothing, but it's so much slower than I had envisioned.

I finally got some rest from about 1:30-6 am. I only woke up 2-3 times each hour for contractions, but my body was so exhausted that I was able to drift back off after each one.

I'm really hoping this whole thing finishes up today. A whole other day of this does not sound appealing...

How are the rest of you?
post #40 of 210

Oh, lava, I really hope things speed up.  It sounds very frustrating to be waiting and contracting (painfully!) and knowing it's still moving along so slowly.  Fingers crossed that baby is born by morning (or is here already).

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