Originally Posted by peanutbuttercup
Oh carrot! We are alone together! My Saturdays are always so depressing...DH has off on Mon and Tues...now what kind of weekend is that?? I almost wish I could just pop on over so we could watch a movie together in our lonely states. Hope you're ok!
On a side note, there is a concert in my neighborhood tonight! How weird is that? Took DD and doggie out for a stroll, heard music, followed, and ended up at a full blown 5ish band show down the street, in someone's back yard! I love how weird my town is!
Ooh ooh me me!! I am with you on the "how do you read your own??" I practice tons of kiniesiology but can never ask about myself or DD. I feel like I will bias it somehow...Actually, I KNOW I will. I convinced myself I'd be pg by Aug 7...WRONG!!!!! That was actually very close to my first PP O...but def not pg!
Oh so interesting! Can I pick your brain about trisomy 18?? What was your sister like? What does trisomy 18 mean? And what is trisomy 13? I find all of this so interesting, but don't know much about it.
Thanks for the comment on Ruby. She is certainly precious but crazy girl!!! Mini maybe you can give me advice on our current situation??? It hsa to do with sleeping and bfing...and a high maintenance kid...Let me know. Maybe I'll PM you and gte your expert advice, since you have three beauties already and must know wayyyy more than me!!!!!
We might be considering holding off TTC...or at least not trying. Everything feels so confusing because I am so tired. Maybe tomorrow I will have energy to think about it all.
I don't mind at all.
Trisomy 18 is the second most common trisomy after trisomy 21 (downs syndrome) trisomy 13 is the third most common. Apparently these three are the only FULL trisomys to lead to a live birth.Most don't make it outside the womb,those that do only live for a few hours but my sister was one of the few that ignore the statistics and lived for two months.She died the day before we were to bring her home
I willn ever forgive the nurse who took me away from the room while she passed in my mum's arms.When I got back,she was gone.Both from this earth and her room.I neverhad the chance to kiss her little head once more
She was a little peanut,weighing 3lbs 13 and 1/2 oz.I remeber her head being a little oddly shaped,that is par for the course with a lot of trisomy 18 babies,she was so peaceful and she had lots of strawberry blond hair.
All of her major organs were compromised.
It will be the 23rd anniversary of her death in October.I was ten at the time and I think the reason that added to the pain was because I had begged my Mum for four years (as soon as she married my wonderful step-father )for a sibling,unbeknownst to me she had suffered four or five m/c in that time also.
I rest knowing that while life for Samantha would have been full of love,it would have been painful amongst other things.That is why she was taken,to a place that I believe, she is running around as free as a bird and enjoying every.single.minute of it and watching down on us all along with her lost siblings and my two angels,keeping an eye on everything.
As for your current situation,feel free to pm me any q's you might have.It is a frustrating time and I remember going back and fourth on the whole having another baby scenario.When you are so tired everything seems so much worse.
The best piece of advice I was given is remember,the new baby is at least ten months away
things will get better by then.
My first was a seriously high maintenence (sp?too early to spellcheck,sorry!!)Colic from 6-12pm EVERY friggin night for three LONG months,couple that with severe PPD on my part,let's just say,I am shocked that I went on to get pg four more times!!LOL
But...Things get better,I got help,the colic subsided.She is still high energy at six years old but I try to embrace it and nurture her to be who she is meant to be.I love her dearly and can't imagine life without her.But being honest here,there were many a day that I wanted to hand her off to the nearest person and RUN,RUN
like the wind.
I only BF her for ten weeks but the night nursing with the boys drained me.completely. At some point in the nursing relationship I just woke up and had that enough is enough look on my face,dug out the dr JAY Gorden night weaning (no flames anyone please,)advice and a week later we were sleeping better.
Now Ollie has been night weaned for a few months BUT he still wakes to come in to bed with us agin.Only this time,he sticks his finger in my belly button.
It is his alternative to his NAY-NAY to make him feel safe and secure in the dark night. I'll be honest (again!!LOL) it is driving me nuts at the moment though because if I forget to trim his nails,it feels like he is sticking razor blades in there
: I may just have to nip this in the bud soon.
Like I said,just PM me with any q's I would love to help.Just remember,it does get easier with a high maintenence child
OF COURSE I POAS again this morning,I thought that I saw the ghost of a line but my lack of sleep and coffee may well have had something to do with it so I am calling it a BFN unless I go back in a mo and see a distinct line.Good news is,I am out of tests and $$ so I have to go cold turkey until my original pee date of thursday!!EVERYONE ELSE
I hope you are all well,sorry I haven't had a chance to catch up on the posts,I will soon,as soon as I have refilled my cold and empty coffee cup,