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Hi all! I am finally feeling better and thought I'd drop in to ck on everyone...

How was your appt today devilish_fetish?

OurTime: glad you had a fun time at the softball tourney....and are enjoying the attention One thing I learned fro all my pg friends~enjoy being the queen now, b/c soon, all focus will be on the babe(s)!!! Have fun getting the room ready and please feel free to post what you are getting and/or have researched...I'd love the tips!

cincynana: How's it going? Any decisions made yet? Hope you are doing well~

As for me, I guess I'll be bumping the Dec IVF thread. Sunday Lupron starts!!!
I almost had to take a pg test while at the re's office on Tuesday....so sick and urpee and fever....all better now or I would have gone in for a blood test.

DH and I are getting pretty excited, full of positive th oughts and hope....which in itself is refreshing. I suspect I'll be on Lupron for less than 10 days before AF starts and then on to stims. I am starting at 225 Gonal-F, which is 2-3x more than our previous non-ivf cycle. I'm curious how that will feel. oh, BTW, Q for stimmers: I have always known when I was o-ing (since maybe 16yoa) cm, pressure, increased sex drive. On clomid and gonal f, I have less o pain and pressure than without the stim meds. Any thoughts on why this might be? The re's nurse said only, "maybe my body likes the meds."
Ok, maybe, but that really doesn't answer anything. Just curious if anyone had any thoughts on this topic.

I am going to my chiro, who is working primarily on my sacrum. I have also gone to an energy healer and found crystals that support fertility. I am trying to limit the stress at work (as much as that is possible...) and trying (most times not so successfully) to eat well. The thing I like most about energy work, is that I am able to hear/sense what my physical body needs more when the energies are cleared. There is no major revelation: "ooh, my uterus feels energized" but more subtle things, like knowing what nourishment my body needs. Anyone have any suggestions to optimize the time I have left?

Well, it's good to be back. I hope we can light up the boards again, would love to hear from everyone!!!


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Old 11-15-2007, 11:01 PM
 
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How's everyone doing?

Devilish~ how was your test? Did you tell your RE that you had home tested and new before today? What did they say? What was your HCG level? Can you tell I'm excited for you?

Ann~ Glad that you're feeling better. Take care of you now and try to get some rest in the middle of it all. Dec IVF how exciting, that's just a few wks away!! Once you've started it all flies by so quickly : About o pain, with the meds I felt it more not less, a heavy feeling all the time, uncomfortable too. Not sure what it means, it must just be dif. bodies react dif. and if you're one of the ones that o pain is less then you're lucky!
Good wishes to you these next few weeks, energy healers are great, they can really get to the bottom of things. It is hard to eat healthy when you have so much going on, so try snacking on some & & :. Take Care

I'm totaly enjoying this experience.. I'm glad that everyone has been real supportive, it's a real blessing to have such great family and friends. My waist is starting to go away, I was not an avg. 6 and now it seems that my pants are fitting tighter around my waistline, feel preasure, good thing I kept some of my old 8's around.. I'll be switching to those here soon. I'm happy to report that I am still with no nausea~ if needed to, I'd be happy to have it, but I'm thankful that so far so good! If you recall I had mentioned about a good friend of mine also being pg at same time, well she's got nausea real bad! She's got the "all day" kind :, it sucks for her and since she has a 2yr old, it's hard to keep up, she said she's going on wk 9 and that she's had 2-3 days so far with no nausea- hope this is it for her!

Cincy~ How are you? Any plans. Hope all is good! It's so cool to be able to share with you all, keep in touch!

It's such a high to be on this journey with you all.. Take Care and lots of baby to you all!!
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I found a book in target, I think it was called the pregnancy journal, but I'm not sure. It had day by day happenings with the baby/your body and spaces to write. It was very cute, something you'd keep to show your baby later.

So I had my beta hcg today. They look for 100..... I had a 460! My doc says they think both may have implanted. We're really excited. We're not telling family till christmas, but our friends know already. We bought Tiffany rattles to give to our parents to tell them. Its their first grandchild, so we wanted it to be special. I was an anxious ttc'er so we got as many of the details ironed out as we could before we got pg. Lol, I couldn't wait. We're cosleeping, so I didn't have a nursery to plan. And a little shallow as it is, I love shopping. . So I jumped on picking the stuff we WOULD need, since a lot of stuff is eliminated by cosleeping and breastfeeding. We've got a stroller, carseat and slings picked out, as well as names for a boy, a girl, or twins.

You're lucky to not have symptoms! .

Nicole- I'm so excited for you to start lupron! I'm gonna be keeping an eye on your ivf cycle. You're next to get a !!!!!

I've gotta get some sleep. I'll post more later!
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CONGRATULATIONS!!! This is great news.. I'm so happy for you!! Hope your ill feelings get better soon, but this is soooo AWESOME!! yeay:
Really you have names picked out?! That's soo cool.. gear and all too eh, nice! So happy for you both, it's so wonderful!! How soon will you be sharing the great news? Are you thinking of a BIG announcement over Thanksgiving dinner type thing or can't wait~ you'll be calling everyone you know?

Ann~ I hope you get better soon, you know, you're next right?!! Just think, you'll soon get over your cold and get pg just to go back to the little illness symtoms, how exciting!!! Wishing you a speedy recovery!!

How's everyone else doing?

Sorry, I've been MIA, DH had a softball tournament in Vegas, we left last Friday and we just got back. First time in Vegas PG~ very dif. experience. We had a good time, but I was home sick.. I couldn't believe it, it's our yearly get-a-way weekend with a bunch of friends, this year it was all family style (last year was just couples) -- so it was another reminder that we're not dreaming that we're really PG! At Vegas we told all other friends that we hadn't seen from last weeks news, I'm still in disbelief ~~ EVERYONE was thrilled for us. DH was great, eventhough he was enjoying his game time, he always kept an eye on me and making sure I was all taken care of.. I'm SOOO Lovin' his attn right now~~ he's great! One of my best friends gave us some books, needed them and she picked one specially for DH, he's a reader and it helps him to not worry about every little thing. So far so good. My Dr. apt. is next week, Monday ~ I'll keep you guys updated. Oh yeah, no nausea for me! I'm loving it!! Since we just got back, I haven't really had a chance to hit the stores, can't wait to go looking-shopping. I don't know where to start, so much to do and only a short time to do it all in
We need to move our office down stairs so that we can clean up, paint and ready baby's room.. have not started looking for furniture yet, next on the list. Need EVERYTHING!! We're considering taking a birthing class, I think it would be cool to do, not too sure yet though. Has anyone found a PG count down cheat sheet? If so, send me a copy! I'll be : for you all!
Take Care and Best Wishes!!

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devilish~ CONGRATS!!!! That is so awesome. I'm so happy for you When is your u/s to see how many are in there I love the idea of giving rattles to announce your pg. That is very sweet. I love looking at baby stuff, too. My friends dh calls catalogs with strollers, etc mommy-porn. He is so right!

ann109~ You're so close to starting. How are you feeling?

ourtime~ That's great that so many people are being so supportive. Its so important to have good people surrounding you.

Sorry I haven't been around much lately. My dd is sick so I've been doing a lot of snuggling on the couch. I've also been trying to not think about ttc (yeah, right!) But I have been looking into adoption. dh is a little iffy about that route. His brother is adopted and there were (and still are) lots of issues surrounding the situation. But I'm still feeling pretty good. I do feel like I'll be pg soon. I'm not sure why I feel like that, but I do. I've been doing a lot of journaling and its been good to keep some things onto paper and out of my head!!! I've been exercising and doing yoga. I swear, breathing through my nose is so calming. I know that sounds odd, but I didn't realize how much it made me calm down and really relax. But it feels nice to be taking care of my body just for the sake of taking care of my body. dh and I are still taking our vits. I'm getting a massage next week. I'm also going to see a massage therapist who deals with mind-body connections. I'm excited about that. I also ordered a book called Honoring our Cycles. Has anyone read it? It sounds really good. Its Nourishing Traditions based. I've really fallen away from the NT stuff and am trying to get back into it.

Sorry this was all alot of random stuff. I feel like I haven't been on here for such a long time and wanted to catch up as much as I could. Hope you all are doing well (it sounds like you are ) I'm looking forward to u/s updates!!
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I'm glad to hear everyone is doing good.

I am pretty lucky to not feel ill (I guess) although sometimes I worry that it's been too easy and worry about things going wrong. Last night I told dh that I felt weird, that so far I'm really the only one I know of not having bad pg symtoms, when is the nausea going to start? the cravings? the frequent urination? I do have to go in the middle of the night, but it's usually only one time even if I drink a whole gallon of water.. I do have occasional backaches and head-aches but not severe. I've been waiting for this event for so long and now that it's here, it's got me all confused. : I guess when my friends all got pg (4 gals) x 2 each at least, all were miserable at one point or another, I just assumed that would be me too. I guess these symptoms would remind me daily that all is ok~ that all is normal. I do end up snapping out of it when dh reminds me that I'm lucky and all is well, to enjoy how nice it is for me. Is it normal to worry like this sometimes? That was my worry last night, today I'm more assured again. Devilish- are you having similar doubts? Anyone else knew of someone ok w/no symptoms?
I think after my u/s on Monday, I'll feel much better~ I'm so looking forward to Thanksgiving next week, family will be together and we may be able to have more news for all, hope they're able to tell us if single or multiples.. although I'm trying to convince dh that if they tell us multiples that we don't tell family until almost the end (before shower though) 'cause if it's multiples we'll need more than what we're planning for.

Thanks all for listening~ I don't like telling dh when I'm doubtfull of things, I don't like him to be concerned too much, it's nice to be able to put my worries out there with you all, and not keep them in my head!
Have a great day everyone!! Best Wishes!!

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Cincynana- Glad you're doing well! We've been thinking about all of you guys! The doc said today that we should be doing the ultrasound next week. We're really excited to tell family, we can't wait. Its going to be a christmas they'll remember! .

Nicole- you start lupron today, right? I'm so excited for you! Best of luck!!!! Before you know it, it'll be your ER, then we'll be waiting for your !!!

Our Time- It's perfectly normal to have those feelings. My cousin that's pg with #3 currently has NEVER had morning sickness. EVER. She told me my mom had it BAD with us three though. Probably why I've got it like this. I think you just thought that things would feel more "different" already. I'm having a little of the opposite "problem": I didn't know they'd feel this different already! My cousin tells me some women (about 1 in 5 I think) never have morning sickness. . Just the way it happens, I guess. Trust me when I say you're not missing out though! . BTW, I just picked up an excellent book from Babies R Us today (along with a home doppler to let you hear the baby's heartbeat. It's The Pregnancy Book by Dr. Sears. I like it because I HATED "What to expect when expecting" (just a little too medical for me), and this covers a lot of stuff about physical, emotional, mental. Even the doubts you're having right now. And it goes month by month and what to eat, so that's super helpful. I've been reading it all day between frequent naps.

I have an initial appointment with a midwife on the 30th so I can see if we mesh well and try to get the prenatal visits rolling. I had another hcg today (and one scheduled for wed! and it jumped from 460 to 1148! . I've been having all day morning sickness for the past few days here. Along with being more exhausted than I've ever been in my entire life! I finally picked up some Preggy Pops from babies r us to help with the nausea. The exhaustion isn't helped by the fact that we've been doing early holiday shopping and spending a lot of time with our friends. I think I'm really going to have to cut back and spend more time sleeping. I just feel so drained all the time. It doesn't help that my 3month old kitten has decided to invent a new meaning to the word crazy AND claw everyone/everything in his vicinity. The symptoms I can tolerate, the cat's getting on my last nerve. :. Oh, FYI: I bought my first piece of maternity clothing today. : I got a cute shirt that ties in the back from the Motherhood Maternity store. I need something to hide my slightly more pouchy belly over thanksgiving, and a lot of my shirts are baby tees! . Don't want the parents finding out before we're ready for them too! . We want my parents and dh's dad and stepmom to all find out together. Our Time, if your 6's still fit in the thighs, just leave them unzipped and buy a Bella Band. It let's you wear your old jeans and hides the fact that your pants are unzipped.

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I'm glad to hear everyone is doing good.

I am pretty lucky to not feel ill (I guess) although sometimes I worry that it's been too easy and worry about things going wrong. Last night I told dh that I felt weird, that so far I'm really the only one I know of not having bad pg symtoms, when is the nausea going to start? the cravings? the frequent urination? I do have to go in the middle of the night, but it's usually only one time even if I drink a whole gallon of water.. I do have occasional backaches and head-aches but not severe. I've been waiting for this event for so long and now that it's here, it's got me all confused. : I guess when my friends all got pg (4 gals) x 2 each at least, all were miserable at one point or another, I just assumed that would be me too. I guess these symptoms would remind me daily that all is ok~ that all is normal. I do end up snapping out of it when dh reminds me that I'm lucky and all is well, to enjoy how nice it is for me. Is it normal to worry like this sometimes? That was my worry last night, today I'm more assured again. Devilish- are you having similar doubts? Anyone else knew of someone ok w/no symptoms?
I think after my u/s on Monday, I'll feel much better~ I'm so looking forward to Thanksgiving next week, family will be together and we may be able to have more news for all, hope they're able to tell us if single or multiples.. although I'm trying to convince dh that if they tell us multiples that we don't tell family until almost the end (before shower though) 'cause if it's multiples we'll need more than what we're planning for.

Thanks all for listening~ I don't like telling dh when I'm doubtfull of things, I don't like him to be concerned too much, it's nice to be able to put my worries out there with you all, and not keep them in my head!
Have a great day everyone!! Best Wishes!!

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Hey mamas~just a quick hello, hope everyone is doing well....it's nice to have updates and I hope everyone will be able to hang around for awhile....

I am swamped with school work until 12/4 and then it's clear sailing!!!

I've started Lupron (itchy-stingy, but not bad) and just waiting for AF to arrive to start stims.

I am just beat, sorry so brief~

Have a great night!!!

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Afternoon Mama's!

I had my u/s today and we have 1 baby!! We were able to see our baby's heart-beat, it was awesome!! Talk about a speechless moment.
We had prepared ourselves for the possibility of multiples, just incase so when the Dr. said one, DH asked "are you sure?" I think he was hoping for twins after-all. I'm just glad that all looks good and that things are moving along. Dr. said I'm 6wks 5 days, I thought I was between 4&5 wks. Where did the time go, what did I miss? My due date = 7/11/08 Doc said that this u/s is the first of a set of 3, so I have another one next week Monday and the last one the Monday after next~~ after this we graduate back to my OBGYN.. and the normal pg schedule beggins. They gave us a card with our baby's 1st pic, so cute~~ so amazing! I'm so happy that things are going great and that we're doing good. The reason for the 3 u/s is because wks 7-8&9 are the crucial weeks, if anything's going to change it usually happens during these weeks.. so keep us in your thoughts and prayers, we're almost that hump! Now that it's been confirmed that there's only 1 baby, we can focus on all the other details.. we're so fortunate and we're so happy and full of joy! It's REAL.. not just in our hearts, but REAL - finally! Will definitely keep in touch! Oh yeah, as of last night belly decided to grow, I can't fit in my 6's no more.. I'm in the 8's now and they're ok -- if I have another belly jump soon like last night the 8's will be gone soon too or actually I may be able to use "bella band" with the 6's & 8's!

Ann~ how exciting!! Lupron I think you're supposed to refrigerate it, that's what they told me, takes the itch away too.. with you being so busy and all your days will fly by~~ make sure to take some chill time for yourself whenever possible.

Devilish~ your u/s next week? WOW, that was quick!! Great news! There is so much good stuff going on.. it's so amazing. Any plans on how to hide the nausea during Thanksgiving dinner? TOO cool that you're waiting to tell parents on Christmas~ we couldn't wait, we see them/talk to them at least 1 a week and my Mom is really good at picking up on things/vibes.. there's no way I would've been able to pull it off! The reason why you're not having a drink? = antibiotics, reason for the antibiotics= throat infection. why you're a little nauseated (sp?) throat infection causes you to gag..

I could go on all night, so I won't.. Take Care ALL!!
BEST WISHES TO YOU ALL ~~ HAVE A GREAT HOLIDAY!!
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Nicole- so glad you started the lupron! I remember starting lupron (God that seems so long ago! ) and wishing for AF to hurry up and start the moment I stopped BCP! Good luck! Keep us posted!

Our Time- : . YAY! A singleton! Congrats! Are you suprised to be getting pouchy already? I sure am! I thought you didn't start getting a belly till like 4 months! That's so cool that you saw the baby's heart beating! We can't wait. We got the at home doppler to try to listen (it should be beating already we think), but didn't realize it took 9v batteries. Who keeps 9v batteries around the house? : we'll get some soon. Hopefully when we have our ultrasound we'll get a pic, then dh can put that in my siggy as well! My bloodwork for the beta and progesterone/estrogen check is today (Tuesday). I realized I was CRAZY to try to make it all the way up there the day before thanksgiving, then all the way down to my mom's. Neither place is that far (like 30 min or so), but Atlanta has notoriously bad traffic! So we're going to the further away office 8 am this morning to get it over and done with. If my levels are good and I'm lucky, we may even have our ultrasound as early as this weekend!!!! My plans for hiding being pregnant during thanksgiving are a little complicated, since DH and I are going over there today or tomorrow and staying until sunday. I'm going to wear baggy clothes. I'm taking all the food I've been craving over there under the guise of being on a diet (which I am, but its my pregnancy 5-6 meals a day diet! ). Now my parents DO know that I'm on medicine for my PCOS, and that if I eat the wrong foods it comes out one way or the other (sad but true!), so I plan on blaming the metformin for any morning sickness! And if they notice that I'm a little more pouchy (which I am, but I haven't gained a pound! then its simply because we had early thanksgiving celebrations with our friends. Last year we celebrated thanksgiving with our friends the weekend before, so that shouldn't be suspicious to them. As soon as we get there I'm going to tell them it's my 4th thanksgiving in the past week, which is true, but of course that's not why I'm pouchy! . I've got a fairly toned body shape, so things sticking out unproportionally tend to be a bit more noticeable. A lot of James Bond stuff, but it's totally worth it to see the looks on their faces when they open those little blue Tiffany boxes on Christmas. We thought of just telling them at Thanksgiving, but 1) we didn't want to run into the issue of who to tell first (them or dh's parents), and 2) last Thanksgiving we told them we got married... er.. a month after it happened! : . So they'll be on the lookout this Thanksgiving waiting for more news. We thought it'd be funny to tell them on xmas instead! . That and DH's dad & stepmom will be there, so no one feels bad for not finding out first!

So sunday I got to go to a baby fair! It was a lot of fun, got to meet some mamas from mdc, and even met a few people that had babies where we're planning to give birth. So that was super exciting! Well I've got to get some rest in. Happy holidays to everyone!



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Afternoon Mama's!

I had my u/s today and we have 1 baby!! We were able to see our baby's heart-beat, it was awesome!! Talk about a speechless moment.
We had prepared ourselves for the possibility of multiples, just incase so when the Dr. said one, DH asked "are you sure?" I think he was hoping for twins after-all. I'm just glad that all looks good and that things are moving along. Dr. said I'm 6wks 5 days, I thought I was between 4&5 wks. Where did the time go, what did I miss? My due date = 7/11/08 Doc said that this u/s is the first of a set of 3, so I have another one next week Monday and the last one the Monday after next~~ after this we graduate back to my OBGYN.. and the normal pg schedule beggins. They gave us a card with our baby's 1st pic, so cute~~ so amazing! I'm so happy that things are going great and that we're doing good. The reason for the 3 u/s is because wks 7-8&9 are the crucial weeks, if anything's going to change it usually happens during these weeks.. so keep us in your thoughts and prayers, we're almost that hump! Now that it's been confirmed that there's only 1 baby, we can focus on all the other details.. we're so fortunate and we're so happy and full of joy! It's REAL.. not just in our hearts, but REAL - finally! Will definitely keep in touch! Oh yeah, as of last night belly decided to grow, I can't fit in my 6's no more.. I'm in the 8's now and they're ok -- if I have another belly jump soon like last night the 8's will be gone soon too or actually I may be able to use "bella band" with the 6's & 8's!

Ann~ how exciting!! Lupron I think you're supposed to refrigerate it, that's what they told me, takes the itch away too.. with you being so busy and all your days will fly by~~ make sure to take some chill time for yourself whenever possible.

Devilish~ your u/s next week? WOW, that was quick!! Great news! There is so much good stuff going on.. it's so amazing. Any plans on how to hide the nausea during Thanksgiving dinner? TOO cool that you're waiting to tell parents on Christmas~ we couldn't wait, we see them/talk to them at least 1 a week and my Mom is really good at picking up on things/vibes.. there's no way I would've been able to pull it off! The reason why you're not having a drink? = antibiotics, reason for the antibiotics= throat infection. why you're a little nauseated (sp?) throat infection causes you to gag..

I could go on all night, so I won't.. Take Care ALL!!
BEST WISHES TO YOU ALL ~~ HAVE A GREAT HOLIDAY!!

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Congrats Devilish Fetish!
Awesome news!

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How was everyone's Thanksgiving? Hope all had a good meal and wonderful company to share it with :

It's been a few days, sorry, I took some needed RNR time for me and family. We survived the long weekend and we're looking fwd to Christmas .

I had my 2nd u/s today, all looks great~ I'm happy to report that we're doing GREAT! Baby is growing at a pace of 1mm/day (daily avg.) so as of today, baby is 14mm long I'm 7wks & 5 days, time is moving quick. I have my final u/s next week Monday, if all continues to go well that should be my last apt. with the fertility Dr. and I graduate to my OB's office. 1st OB apt sched. for 12/11 I am still feeling great, no nausea/gas/heartburn or other- still worse sympton is backache (this will definitely be a back labor baby!) We hosted an "after Thanksgiving dinner" on Friday at our home, just close friends and their kids ~ I was so tired and stuck (yeah back was bad!) that I could not walk by the end of the night, dh was on-call, he was ready with heat pad and tylenol : LOVE that man! I'm feeling more at peace with all the little changes. After today's apt. I realized that this is it, I've been so blessed to have good health and great healthy vibes! I am still a little scared, a little, for the unknown and all the what if's to come, but I am really feeling like this was meant to happen this way ~~ baby is growing well and all seems to be just right. I can't believe we're so close to being over the 1st trimester hump, 1/3rd of the way through it baby-yeah!! .. They gave us another pic today Not much to say except I wish you all the best ~~ Hope to hear from you all soon!

Devilish~ how was the dinner, all turned out the way you planned? Is your special surprise still hidden? Hope all turned out great for ya! Did you have your u/s over the weekend afterall? How'd it go?! Soo excited to hear HOW MANY!!!!

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Hi OurTime! How are you? How's the bean?

Busy, busy here...starting stims tonight.

DF, Cincy? How's it going?

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How's everyone doing? It's been a while...

Ann~How exciting , you're on your way, so happy for you!! How's it going with the stim? All ok? How are you feeling? - guess this means you're a few weeks away to ER!!!!

DevilishF~Haven't heard from you in a while, hope everything is going good with you. DH and I were thinking of you both last night again, we're so happy for you, can't wait to hear more from you on your bean(s)?

I'm doing well, all is moving along pretty smoothly I have my 3rd and final u/s today in a few hrs., this is my final one with specialist and if all continues to be good, it should be my last for a while. I'm going to miss going in and seeing the people that helped us achieve our dreams. In such a short time, they've all become a 2nd little family for us, they've been soo awesome! so let's see.. today I should be 8wk5days, Dr. had said the most crucial weeks would be 7-8 & 9.. so this is my last "dangerous" week.. feels good to be at the end of this count and so looking fwd to the normal 1/month apt.'s. DH and I went looking around last night for gear, so many to look at and choose from~ it was fun checking out all the dif. clothing, all kinds of goodies!! We'll be narrowing it down real soon and get it all on order, baby room planning is the best! Very exciting, dh and I are really enjoying all this time. Not much else going on, will check back in the afternoon with final u/s info.

Hope we haven't lost anyone, how's everyone else cycles going?
Best Wishes to you ALL!!
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Just a quick fyi regarding final u/s apt. - we graduated!!

All is great~ we are good to go now, they gave us our 3rd and final pic
my lil. bean is 21mm long (3/4"), I am right on track, 8wks5 days.. all is progressing very well. It was a sweet apt given the fact that we have less to be concerned with and the norm can beggin, but like I said in my morning posting, we will definitely miss the entire crew~~ they were all a bunch of professionals, but more so a bunch of supporting sweethearts!! We took some goodies to the office for them, just to say "Thanks", we really couldn't have done it without them. Although I'll miss them all, I am relieved to be moving on to the next phase of our journey. This all sometimes still feels like a dream, we're so happy, we're blessed with awesome family and very tight group of friends!

Oh yeah, dh and I decided to buy a baby's first christmas pic ornament were we can put one of our u/s pic to hand on our tree this year!!

Wishing you all the best~~ Take Care 'n have a GREAT NIGHT!
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Hey guys. Sorry I've been mia. I've been having a lot of really bad morning sickness and just general busyness. We had our ultrasound and we're having TWINS. We saw two heartbeats! We're really excited. We told our parents and gave them their Tiffany rattles and they are really excited too. Since we're having twins we have to get a few more things than we thought, but no biggie! We've got our 2nd ultrasound on the 10th. Our first was last wed, but they didn't want to see us back till the 10th for some reason. : I am 6 weeks and 5 days today (monday). Since we're having twins, we've also got to tweak our birth plans a bit. The hospital we were going to do a waterbirth at won't allow it with twins. so we'll more than likely be planning a homebirth.

Ann~ how are stims going? Got an ER date yet?

Our Time~ thanks for the thoughts. We've been thinking about you guys too, but I've been so exhausted! When's your due date? Are you joining a ddc? I'm in the july 08 ddc.

Well hope everyone is doing well and we should be posting our ultrasound pics sometime soon!

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I had a feeling that you were having twins!! Could they tell you if they were fraternal, identical.. any details or too soon? How amazing~I'm very happy for you both.. Hope your nausea doesn't last too long..

Hope all goes smoothly for you both! Yeah, I was planning on joining a ddc, haven't done much looking just yet. My due date is 7/11, sunny and warm early summer time~ perfect weather

***CONGRATULATIONS*** again! :

Cincy - are you still around? Miss you, hope all is good with you!
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Devilish - if you're 6wks and I'm 9wks, why is your due date sooner than mine; 7/8 vs. 7/11??????????????????

sorry, I re-read your msg and I noticed the date dif. -- will it be a early "sched" delivery, I thought you could only "schedule" if it's a c-section.. I'm confused.. :
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They're fraternal twins. It was really cool getting to see both of their heartbeats. My due date is either July 22 or July 25th. Twins often can come 3 weeks early though, and only 5% of babies come on their due dates, so I just put july '08 since it'll be sometime during july and it would be too hard to predict exactly when they will come. So, sometime in july of next year, not the 8th of july. . Though I probably will end up delivering before you, just because I'm having twins.

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Thanks for the quick reply~~ I thought maybe I was mixing up my info about due date or something.. One of the worse symptoms I'm experiencing is "memory" sometimes when I call somewhere I forget completely why I was calling.. it sounds funny, but it's actually not cute when it's important things..

Fraternal twins --yeay!! Twins in general--yeay!! I just think it's so awesome period! When we saw our little one's heartbeating it was the most wonderful, no words can explain, experience.. I can only imagine what it must've been like to see 2!

I'm searching for a ddc tonight, see what happens.. unless I fall asleep early again, some days I can't stay awake past 9pm

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Yeah, we didn't know how we'd react to twins, but we were thrilled. DH cried in the RE's office!

I think you'd be in my DDC, july '08. Yeah, I've been having the memory issues too. I'll forget what I've eaten, what meds I've taken, etc. And you're right, so not funny when it's important things!

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So thrilled... yeah we had geared ourselves up for the possibility of twins and when Dr. confirmed single bean, I could see a bit of sadness in dh eyes, he was so happy/thrilled to see the one heartbeating.. but I could tell he was almost wishing there would be a 2nd.. I remember he even asked Dr. if it was possible there was 2 but that we couldn't see the 2nd one yet? I think for us, it's best we start with the 1, maybe next time it'll be 2 ~ if there's a 2nd time that is.. we'll see.

Hey so I know it's soon, but I swear I've felt some fluttering going on.. it's so weird, barely there but real.. most people I've talked to have said it is possible to feel stuff as early as 7wks depending on the mother and child, how amazing! Hope it's true~ I'd hate to think I'm excited over bodily functions

Have a great night all!

Ann - How's the stim going? how are you feeling? Best wishes!
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So thrilled... yeah we had geared ourselves up for the possibility of twins and when Dr. confirmed single bean, I could see a bit of sadness in dh eyes, he was so happy/thrilled to see the one heartbeating.. but I could tell he was almost wishing there would be a 2nd.
I can imagine how he felt. We have our heart set on 2 but of course would be just as thrilled with one. It's more the pain and suffering issue than anything else, my DH calls it the most bang for the buck, but I know that's really not the issue.

So what sort of cool baby/parent stuff are you doing (um, and buying?) Find anything you just can't live without? Have you told everyone now? How are you feeling?

Stims are going well, just feeling a little nauseous at time, but I think it's the stupid sinus infection I've been fighting. I may be triggering on Monday!
We are headed for a night out with friends~who knew and are super supportive. Little pleasures!

Hope all is well~please keep us updated!!!

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How's everyone doing? Any exciting news? I'm still lurking around, hope you don't mind, trying to keep tabs on all that started/joined Oct trip w/me.

Ann~ How's you cycle going? When's your ER? ET?

Cincy - How are you?

I'm going to try and join (I thought I did) a July Due Date club, but if it's ok with you, I'd like to stick around some more!? We had our 1st regular Dr. apt all ok~~ I'm now 10wks and the little belly is starting to stick out a bit more, I noticed some of my old shirts don't seem to reach as low as they used to (below the belly-pouch) enough were I don't look like I've out grown my tops I'm loving being preggie and I hope to keep having a great time with it all... Oh yeah, haven't heard the heartbeat yet, maybe next week, I have another u/s scheduled on Tuesday, we REALLY want to HEAR IT!!! I've been super busy at work and with home stuff so we really haven't had much time to go out and shop for baby furniture or gear period. I have been looking at a lot of magazines and on-line sites, so I have a pretty good idea of what we'll be getting~ just haven't pin-pointed the details, but plan to these next couple of weeks.

Hope everyone is good~~ stay warm and cozy :... Best Wishes!!
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