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Infertility ONE Thread Graduates - Winter 2012/2013

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This is a thread for all the wonderful mamas from the Infertility ONE Thread who have beat the odds with IF and are expecting their long-awaited miracles! (Stalkers are welcome, too!!)

Due in October 2012


gozal - DH and I are finally giving DS ('07) some siblings after 2.5 years of unexpected challenges, including a rare pituitary tumor and a suspected ectopic pregnancy. Two siblings, to be exact! Very excited to be expecting our twins in October. stork-boy.gifstork-boy.gif


Due in November 2012

Gemmine - 28, DH 28, expecting #1 after 1.5 years of trying and 1 loss. EDD: November 4th. stork-girl.gif


Due in August 2013


shesaidboom (28), DH (28), expecting #1 after almost 6 years TTC, 4 early miscarriages and 1 second trimester loss, 5 failed IUIs, and 1 successful IVF/ICSI cycle. Due August 17th, 2013 stork-suprise.gif



hope4light - Mama to Beckett Callum (8 lbs 9 oz, 20.25") babyboy.gif, born 1/8/13

chicajones - Mama to DS (6 lbs 8 oz, 21.25") babyboy.gif, born 12/12/12. Attempted home birth but had to transfer after 4.5 hrs of pushing/36hrs of labor. Natural birth after 20 min at the hospital!

kparker - Mom to Guy the Fifth (8 lbs 9.5 oz) babyboy.gif, born 11/14/12 after a very short and violent 7.5 hr, all-natural labor!

wissa19 - Mama to Baby Girl (9 lbs 6 oz) babygirl.gif, born 10/15/12  to very proud BIG brother

monkeyscience - Mama to Baby Bird (8 lb 10 oz, 22") babyboy.gif, born 8/18/12

renavoo - Mama to Colin (6 lbs 5 oz) babyboy.gif and Sienna babygirl.gif (6 lbs 15 oz), born 6/19/12

Sweet.Bee - Mama to Lyra babygirl.gif, born 1/09/12


candle.gif In our thoughts candle.gif


deborahbgkelly - Identical twin boys, Alan and Bruce, lost at 22 weeks, and a rainbow baby lost at 9 w 3 days


krunchyk - Baby boy, lost at 10 weeks



Edited by monkeyscience - 1/31/13 at 8:03pm
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Thread Starter 

I know the roster needs some serious updating, so I will get on that as soon as I get back from vacation, or maybe while on vacation, if time permits.


If you've had your baby - can you please repost your baby's b-day and any stats you want included?


If you've recently joined the thread/are not on the roster, can you please repost your EDD and any blurb you want included?


Hoping to fill this roster up in the upcoming months!! (Sourire, Cait, I MEAN YOU!)

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Hi Monkey!!  - Thanks for the new thread.  - My update - Wissa - Baby Girl born Oct. 15 (9 lbs. 6 oz.) to very proud BIG brother! 

I hope you have a wonderful trip to Hawaii and that baby bird goes back to sleeping.  I know how frustrating it is when baby changes routine without warning and without any apparent reason!! 


SSB - Sorry you're sick.  It's terrible to be pregnant and sick!!  However, your little birdie should be just fine.  I ran a small fever with baby girl and she's just perfect!


Chica - How's it going??


kparker - How's the BF going?  Did you ever have the tongue tie looked at?


Hope - Waiting on news from you...If you posted over in the IVF grads I missed it, but I'm going to start stalking you. 


Deborah, Planegreen & SSB - Welcome to the Graduates Thread!!  It's so exciting to finally have some BFP's over here!!  Whooohoo!!


AFM - Still Breastfeeding at almost 11 weeks.  Yes. Baby Girl is almost 11 weeks old!!  I got my BFP last Feb. and I can't believe it's been nearly a year since we first found out we were finally going to get that new little blessing in our lives.   


FYI - I found a site that recommended white wine vinegar for the itching & it worked!!  :)  - I've also discovered that when I'm full they itch.

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deborahbgkelly-  Me (31), DH (30), Expecting #1 in September 2013, after 23 months which included a devastating 22 week loss of identical twins.

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P.S. Thanks for starting the thread Monkey!

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Monkey, thanks for updating and starting a new thread!

Here's my update:
DS born 12-12-12, 6lbs 8oz and 21.25" long. Attempted home birth but had to transfer after 4.5 hrs of pushing/36hrs of labor. Natural birth after 20 min at the hospital!

We're doing well! Our little nugget has started cluster feeding late in the evening, which can be a bit tiring, but he sleeps well at night so it's an ok trade off. So glad he got to enjoy the holidays with family! Getting the cloth diaper itch but he's still pretty small (6lbs 14oz), so we'll see when we can start.

Monkey, sorry to hear about the sleep regression! Hope it evens out in time for your trip! How long is the flight? Any plans for coping with the airport/plane ride? We'll be flying with DS around 3 months ish and I'm already nervous thinking about it!

SSB and Deborah, so excited that you're both here!!

How's everyone else doing? How were the holidays? Here's a picture of our guy on Christmas:

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Chica- How wonderful! What a cutie. AFM- Christmas was nice and quiet. We went to the movies and for Vietnamese food. It was also exciting though because we got our official BFP on Christmas Eve.

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Thanks for the reassurance on the sickness. I'm feeling much better now, just back to the morning sickness, but it's not awful so I can't complain.


monkey - I can't believe that was a year ago already! I remember when you found out you were pg. It was so exciting! Thanks for the new thread.


wissa - I'm glad baby girl is doing well! I can't believe how fast time goes by. I remember when you got your BFP too and now your baby girl is 11 weeks.


chica - your DS is so sweet! I'm glad you're doing well.


Here's my blurb for the front...



shesaidboom (28), DH (28), expecting #1 after almost 6 years TTC, 4 early miscarriages and 1 second trimester loss, 5 failed IUIs, and 1 successful IVF/ICSI cycle. Due August 17th, 2013.

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Thread Starter 

Okay, had a chance to do a quick roster update. I made a few stylistic changes to people's entries, just to appease a little of my OCD. Let me know if I messed anything up or if you are displeased with any rearranging. For now, I'm leaving the people who already had their babies but haven't replied to this thread where they are - I will go back and hunt out their information later if we don't hear from them soon.


hope - It's your due month! Wishing you a happy and safe delivery!!

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Thanks Monkey! Looks good to me! AFM- I'm already in maternity clothes at just over 5 weeks. Hiding this until 12 weeks may not be an option. At this point, I just hope I can keep it quiet through the first ultrasound (January 10).

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Please add me to August 2013: Me (30) DH (34) DD1 (10) DD2 (4) expecting #3 after 3 years of fertility problems and one miscarriage

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Hi All!!!


Monkey - thanks for the new thread :-)


wissa - still hanging on at 39 weeks 2 days!!   Glad to hear that you're still BFing, I can't believe it's been almost a year since your BFP!  Crazy!


deborah - so excited you are over here, congrats!  I had a VERY hard time hiding it too.  We pushed it to about 13 weeks, but we were only able to push it that long because I was off on vacation.  When I told my staff they already knew as it was SO obvious, it was just a matter of me admitting it. 


chica - he is SUCH a cutie pie!  Congrats!  Glad you still made it sorta within your birth plan, sorry that it ended up at the hospital though.


SSB - Congrats!!!  So excited that you are here too!!! 


Monkey - thanks :-)


planegreen - congrats!  So excited for you!!


I am SO happy to see so many new BFP's!  I was beginning to worry that I was going to have this baby and we wouldn't have any new announcements for a while, and then to get 3 in a short time, it just makes me insanely happy for all my IF sisters!!!


AFM - Still hanging on, which really surprises me and everyone around me.  I'm 39 weeks 2 days, and have an appt today, so we'll see what she says.  There's no room left for this little one to move around and so it seems like movements have decreased, so I'm going to talk to the doc about that today as it concerns me.  Still moving, still getting hiccups, but just not as much.  Otherwise I took time off over the holidays as I had to save some time in case the baby was born in 2012.  It was nice and relaxing, even though I had my DD with me most of the time.  I'm so excited to meet this babe, but also recognize that he/she will come when he/she is ready!  Thanks for thinking about me :-)

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Hope- Good luck with your appointment today! Thanks for telling me about your experience. I think people will start suspecting when I'm between 7 and 9 weeks.

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Thanks monkey!


deborah - even if it's hard to hide, it must be exciting to be showing. If I take after my mom, she didn't show with her first until 6 months! Eek. I'm not showing at all. In fact, people keep asking if I've lost weight.


planegreen - so glad to have an August buddy! Congrats to you.


hope - thank you! It's so exciting that you're expecting any day now. I'm sending lots of good thoughts!




AFM - another thing to thank birdie for..my face is clearing up! I haven't been acne free since I was 8 years old, although I've never really had terrible acne. I am so excited about clear skin. I'm still feeling very nauseous, but I find that in moments when I'm not nauseous I get worried so for now I'm still grateful for it.

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I'm not quite showing yet, but anticipate it soon. I'm just wide. I'm really sick though, so that's no fun. As I said to a different group earlier, I am glad the LO is letting me know all is well in there, but can it be shown another way please?

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hi everyone! I can't believe how long it has been since I'm posted! My, how time flies!


Chica, Kparker, Wissa, your babies are so adorable!!!! Kparker, I love how happy and proud Guy IV looks holding Guy V. TOO CUTE! Chica, haha his outfit matches his little stuffie! Love it!


Monkey, yah to Hawaii! I'm so jealous! hopefully, your baby bird does better and starts sleeping so he can enjoy the beauty of that state! Which islands are you going to?


Shesaidboom, I hope that you feel better soon. I think we all went through those feelings of fear. It's hard to get over all the disappointments we each had to deal with in our journey. Everything will be fine and I'm looking forward to congratulating you once your birdie is here! By the way, I do think that most women who understand how difficult this journey is will be happy that you got pregnant. It gives people hope, rather than brings them down. But, I would probably wait for her to ask me about my pregnancy rather than bringing it up myself. You're so good to be so supportive.


Wissa, I hope that things are going better with breastfeeding but I also think that if you dislike it that much, you shouldn't push yourself! I think someone on my other thread said that it was a huge relief and such a great feeling to have given up the nursing. No matter what, your baby will grow well. haha I always think about how I was brought up on formula only. Hey, it can't be all bad then right? ;o) and formula today is SO much better than it was 36 years ago! I really hate the guilt that society has put on women to breastfeed. 


Hope, I'm stalking the threads waiting for your baby to make an appearance :o)


Gozal, thinking of you!


In fact, thinking of all the ladies I missed!


Deborah and Plane, CONGRATS!!

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Thanks Renavoo!

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Hope- lurking for an update from you. Do you know if little sibling is a boy or gil?
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tf2b - We do not know, we are team green :-)  Can't wait to find out though!  I suspect it's a boy, but I thought DD was a boy too and was VERY wrong LOL.  Still here and still waiting.  Glad I am at this point, DH's mom is having surgery today for some blood clots on (not in thank god) her brain.  So this allows him to drive the 1 1/2 hours to be there for her since we are the closest of the 4 kids.  It's not too far that if I go into labor I'll call him and he should make it back in plenty of time.  He's stressed about it all.  Then I woke up this morning with the funk that is going around, so I feel like crap.  Everyone around me seems to have it (some for the second time in the last 4-6 weeks) so I guess it was just a matter of time before I got it, I just kept hoping that it would pass over me.  Thanks for checking in!!!

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I was so wrong, I am definitely showing. Here's yesterday (5 weeks and 6 days)- The second picture is labeled wrong b/c I was confused.










This is 13 weeks 3 days with my boys last year




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