Carmen, welcome home.
Cordelia, have a good trip.
Escher, they're all easy to love. Time is a whole other ball game. Sara and A feel occasionally slighted. My boys don't. More later.
Escher--I didn't read all of the nausea suggestions, but I want to throw out there that you may want to be wary of ginger. Particularly dried ginger. I don't know if anyone recommended it, but I know it is commonly recommended. I know many people use ginger (fresh is safer than dried, if you do) but it has been known to cause miscarriages for some.
escher - unfortunately we still do not have a clear answer..dw's hcg levels are still rising...they went up to 26,560 (from 11,760) but according to what we saw on the u/s...the chance of it being viable is not looking good. we go back on Monday for another u/s and determine next steps...I have a feeling I'll be back on the Conceptions board pretty soon, but holding onto a shred of hope all is ok... either way we'll get through this and keep on...
LOL, seraf!!! "Return to find S2 added all clean silverware to his bath water"! Thanks, I needed that.
Oh, SanDiego, I am sorry you don't have any clearer information... What an awful thing to have hanging over you both. FX for good news on Monday, I'm still rooting for you too.
Does anyone have updates they'd like me to add to the front page?
SplashingPuddle, I notice we don't have you on there at all: Do you want to be added?
Outdoorsy and Cordelia, your EDDs aren't listed: Do you want them included?
I had an awful experience a couple days ago: A very good friend of my housemate was visiting, and we started chatting about gardening as she and I always do, and as I've been too tired to get much done in that area yet this season, I ended up telling her that DP and I are having a baby... And she started crying. Like, sobbing, sudden, wretched. Turns out she and her husband have been trying unsuccessfully for a while now, and also that she hasn't ever told anyone... This was the first time she'd ever talked about it. My heart felt so crushed for her, and she was so painfully embarrassed by her sudden reaction. I did my best to assure her that it's fine, and totally normal. I also told her that the local fertility clinic is great, that the doctor's kind and is into as low intervention as possible, and that I myself had been surprised to learn I needed drugs (or incredible luck!!!) to get pregnant, because I never knew I had PCOS. Anyway. Thought maybe some of you could relate... I know how lucky I am to have gotten knocked up so quickly, and yet still I forget sometimes, and really was totally sent reeling by this experience.
granite: Yes, please add me, my due date is April 29th and I also have a three year old.
I too went through fertility treatment (IVF), and I have been fairly open about it. As a result, I am amazed how many people tell me their story or their sister's/friend's story. Challenges getting pregnant are so common yet so rarely spoken about. I actually feel really fortunate as a lesbian in many ways because it feels almost easier to talk about fertility treatment somehow. It seems harder for many straight couples with challenges, perhaps because they feel like they should be able to just get pregnant. I guess I have always known that I wouldn't be getting pregnant that way, so I have opened myself up to the variety of ways that my partner and I can have children. When that meant fertility treatment, I think I took it a bit more in stride because I never assumed that sex would just lead to pregnancy in my situation.
Granite, that sounds very hard. But, it sounds like it may have been a great release for your friend and she likely appreciated being able to finally talk about it! If you didn't already, you could ask her if she'd rather you avoid talking about pregnancy with her in the future - or she may welcome conversation now that she's opened up. I know some people that can't even see a pregnant woman when they have been struggling to get pregnant themselves. I, on the other hand, figured it was good luck
Afm: I slept from 9pm - 12pm last night....15 hours! Not uninterrupted of course but wow, what an incredible luxury! Between being sick, jet lag and being pregnant I guess I needed it. Both my DP and I have the day off and DD is in daycare on Fridays. DP dropped off DD this morning and is putting the final touches on our townhouse for staging (FINALLY) and I'm going to clean the new house for our "2 dinner guests" tomorrow...which actually means the surprise party for DP! She is going to be so surprised and happy, I can't wait to see her face
i have a rare moment of calm and all babies are fast asleep...
Carmen.. looking great! glad u got some sleep
SanDiego.. Im sorry you still do not have an answer.. but fingers crossed that all is ok..hang in there
Isa.. as always E is soo soo cute.. love her b day photos!
Outdoorsy. how are you feeling.. did you find out the sex of the baby or are you waiting until birth?
Hello to everyone else...
AFU.. we are 8 weeks old tomorrow.. time is going by to fast.. the boys are starting to be awake more and making baby noises , August is holding his head up well and loves being on his tummy.. he is who we call the hold me 24/7 baby.. he sleeps best on me... Gage is now gaining weight and his reflux is still awful .. he is very alert and loves to look around.. and Finn loves to eat.. and has decided he will only drink breast milk.. he refuses the formula.. I am grateful i have over 600 oz in my freezer and more milk coming .. I still have not gotten more than 4 oz in a day. but I still pump and hold onto a little hope my girls will kick into high gear.. :)
I am loving being a mom.. some days are a bit rough when they are all fussy at once..
My mom is here driving me crazy until June .. but its good because she does help with the boys enough to make it ok for her to be here.. LOL
and now to leave u with some cuteness
Cananny, your boys are doing so well. It sounds like you're enjoying this time :) It *does* go by so quickly!
Hi sotohana, sorry you are struggling emotionally but I'm glad you are getting some help. Good luck at your u/s on Friday! The first trimester can be challenging for so many different reasons. Hang in there!
Even though every week is still a huge milestone for me I also feel like this pregnancy is flying by compared to DD! I think it's mostly because I'm so busy and don't have as much time to focus on it.
The party was incredible. She was totally surprised - throw her arms in the air and scream surprise. It was awesome :)