seraf- your pictures are so artistic!
Pumping is getting easier now on Day 5. It actually doesn't hurt today so that is a relief for me. Hopefully this all gets easier as time goes by.
Lise.. Right there with you.. I am on here ALL the time... OMG so bored.. and DP is home... what will it be like when she goes back to work? I have also been taking lots of naps.. LOL
I think there should be a thread of funny stories to keep you and I entertained.. oh and maybe more of Seraf illustrations :)
max.. soon! i am so excited 4 you!!
welcome bigfoot... i was on QC with you guys and soooo excited for your bfp!!!
lisedea - I think I am actually a little scared of somehow ending up disappointed if it isn't multiples, even though this would be a case of be careful what you wish for. We will be ecstatic about one baby so I don't think I will actually end up disappointed, but since we saw an RE for a year we have been talking about multiples for a long time. We feel pretty strongly about having two more kids so we don't have another only child, and not going through fertility treatments again sounds pretty great. So yes, we are very excited about the possibility of twins! We have a friend on full bed rest right now, and she has watched every single documentary on Netflix Instant, I think. What are your plans to entertain yourself?
max - I am excited to watch your progress as I'm considering inducing lactation if we end up with multiples.
Esenbee, tylenol is considered safe for pregnancy.
Max, no pain is good! Are you more hopeful for a girl or boy?
Bigfoot, welcome and congratulations!
Everyone went to a museum leaving itchy and me home alone.
Who said I wanted the cat to positively participate? I joke of course. The first several times trying to get babies up in wraps feels like it takes an hour and the baby poops down one leg and up their back, wants to eat, takes a nap and generally goes on living while you're trying to get everything situated. If you really do try with cats, will you video it?
Welcome bigfoot! It's so nice to meet you. I also used injectables and had several follicles and high beta numbers, but we are having 1 baby. We were a little disappointed because twins would have been great too. We want 2 kids and having to go through it all again at almost 40 doesn't sound fun. We are really happy that this baby is growing and healthy! But, you never know. We have had lots of multiples on here lately.
max--I'm glad the pumping is going better. I hope things continue to go well.
We're glad to have you, Bigfoot! How does the 16 year old feel about having a tiny baby around? Also, if ever you are interested, there's a non-bio parent specific group that I'm a part of on Facebook and we'd be glad to have you there as well.
Lise, all the conversation about using cats and small dogs as baby stand-ins is cracking me up.
Seraf - sorry you guys got left at home! I bet after so much quarantine you are READY to get out and be done.
CaNanny and Lise - I'd be happy to send you guys some secondhand books, if you're cool with that. Any requests??
Max - I feel you on the pumping. When the pain starts to go away, it's like heaven. I hope it just gets better and easier on you, quick.
Afu, we are having an odd and surreal afternoon/evening at home. Ev has only been taking catnaps the past few days, and we've been trying all kinds of stuff to help her sleep a little longer, Well DW took her into the dark and quiet nursery and has had her in there, asleep on her lap and nursing every 20 minutes or so for a long time now. Poor DW has got to be so bored. We keep texting back and forth and replying to each other's comments on facebook and it's hilarious because we're 2 rooms apart.
In other news, Evie will be starting daycare next week (the week after? Can't remember.) and in preparation, we're ordering these amazingly sticky name labels for all her crap. We're using namebubbles.com and really having a lot of fun designing the personalized labels. Perhaps too much fun. This daycare does cloth diapers, so we're trying to figure out how to label them without permanently putting her name on them, since we'd like to use the diapers for #2 someday. The daycare is part of the Jewish temple, so the rooms all have Hebrew names and themes. We're realizing how very much we don't know about Judaism and it's pretty embarrassing. It's really the best daycare we've found, and it must be kismet because just before we registered her, one of the full-time babies (and his family) moved to Texas, so now E can go whenever we need her to go instead of having a crazy hybrid schedule where we have to call in favors every week. So, Jewish friends out there, what kinds of appreciation gifts do we make (or buy) for Hanukkah for the teachers? We typically make a Christmas ornament every year, but duh, that won't work. Thoughts?
Thanks for the warm welcome!
Pokey- I have a lot of positives of a singleton to focus on once we know for sure. Like not feeling the urge to buy a mini van and possibly getting to enjoy the babyhood all over again later even if it is a struggle to make it happen again. :)
Desert - the sixteen year-old actually doesn't know about the pregnancy yet! We are still contemplating when to tell him, although we think it will be really soon. Maybe after the ultrasound next week. If something were to go wrong, we would want him to know why we were upset. We are generally really open with him, and we actually kept TTC from him for a long time because we expected it to take a long time. I am really glad we did that, but he wasn't exactly happy about the idea when we told him. He said he likes things the way they are, and I think that makes a lot of sense. Knowing him and how good he is with little ones, I think he will really enjoy it when it becomes a reality, though.