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#541 of 2761 Old 01-26-2012, 06:21 AM
 
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Revavoo- Yay for a boy and a girl!!!!  So fun to find out I think!!!  When is your next u/s?  How are you feeling?  Hope work isn't killing you!

 

Keria- so glad your little guy cooroprated and gave you some relief!  Ugh to the "roids" though!  What a "bummer"!  Hope they go away fast after the babes are born! 

 

Belly-  where are you girl?  I haven't been on as much w/ being away from my computer so maybe I just missed you I hope. Worried about you and hoping all is well. 

 

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Lol blue yeah a bummer indeed did you get your results back? are you still at your moms? I'm going to stalk the other thread now.

 


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Hi everyone!!!!!  Sorry I have been out for a while, I didn't mean to not post for so long!  I am now getting about 4-6 hours nausea free each day!!!  Yippee!  I have been using that time like a maniac trying to get stuff done (which then leaves me exhausted and really sick in the evenings)...but so worth it!  I have cleared out the third bedroom and closet so I can start on the nursery, and ran a bunch of errands I have been putting off for months!

 

Renavoo, yay for a girl and boy!!!  How wonderful!!  I think I am still about 4 weeks out from my anatomy scan (still can't have it ordered), and I am DYING to find out :)

 

Keria, I have been thinking about you a lot and hoping that these last few weeks are bearable for you.  You poor thing all swollen :(  I hear you with the hemroids, mine are back from birthing DD and it really isn't fun :(  You are so so close and doing an amazing job!  Glad you got some sleep!

 

Kewpie, love seeing pictures of your cuties, and so relieved to hear it wasn't cancer afterall!!!!!  Also, glad to hear you are getting a little sleep here and there :)

 

DD just woke up so it's time to get this day rolling! 


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Renavoo- Yay! If ours had been fraternal, we would have been hoping for a boy and a girl. AFM- I think they will hazard a guess at my 2/13 appointment. I also need to schedule a 16 week scan for the week before. So, we'll see what news we have for you all. Still having weird reactions to eating (not exactly to food). Hard to explain. I got some good advice from some people on FB and also from my mom, so we'll see how it works.


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oh my gosh, I feel like I'm drowning in the other threads. I feel so bad because i want to provide support to the ladies who are trying but there are so many posts that i can't possibly get through them all! Oh well, i'll focus on here then :o)

 

Keria, ugh!! I know that every book says that "roids" are a distinct possibility but I'm sad that you got it. I feel like you've gotten every pregnancy symptom in the book! Just 2 more weeks!! You are so amazing because you managed to carry the babies full term. GO YOU!

 

Belly, I'm really happy that you have 4-6 hours free from nausea although i wish you were completely free from nausea already!! geez, it's really keeping a hold on you. :o) My anatomy scan is in 2 weeks but i went in for a 16 week scan because i had to make sure my cervix was ok and then the technician did an transabdominal scan as well then. I love that our technician checks so much but I also get worried about the ramifications of so many USs. i mean i know they are considered safe but then you do all these searches (ugh, to google searches) and you hear about the bad stuff. Interestingly enough, though, the technician said that the little girl had a little blood in her bowel (echogenic bowel) which she attributes to me having bled a bit at 12 weeks and then the girl swallowed it in the amniotic fluid. She said it should resolve on its own in a few weeks so I'll ask for an update during the anatomy scan. But I'm REALLY happy i'm not flying now since I started bleeding after flying. Belly, you're getting a heads start on preparations, which is fantastic!! I won't start until around 24 weeks for multiple reasons including the fact that our 2nd bedroom is still being used as storage until the stupid construction company gets on their feet and encloses our balcony. They expect it to be done by March but it's just really annoying to have to wait. DH is probably going to have to take the brunt of the nursery set up if that is the case.

 

Blue, get home safely!! How is everything with your mom and dad? I know you're coming home today, right? Also, what is happening with the test results. Do you have one more week before the results are available?

 

Deborah, my technician actually guessed at 12 weeks and she got it right! But watch, it will be different during the anatomy scan in 2 weeks. haha. But anyway, ugh to weird reactions to eating. Not sure exactly what you mean...and I hope you don't mean that you are developing pica. 


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Renavoo- Weird reactions to eating and weird cravings are two very different things. I am not at all worried about Pica. What I mean is that, no matter what I eat, I take 2 bites and just feel disgusted. Yesterday was much better and I found salty things (particularly chips) help so maybe it is lingering morning sickness without the nausea and vomiting. Who knows. Yesterday was a pretty good day. I had a banana in the morning. I managed to eat 3 tacos at lunch and then had some Mexican-style chicken last night. In between, I had some veggie straws and a cupcake. However, this has been the pattern, lots of bad days with one good day in between. I lost 2 pounds in a week and now that I am in the 2nd tri, I am not particularly happy about this.The twins need some good food!  I'm hoping my adding more goat and sheep cheese products, guac, and hummus will put that weight back on and get me going in the right direction. If it doesn't, then I will call my OB. 


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Belly, I'm so glad you  are feeling much better at least a few hours a day. Is your DD excited to be a big sister? That sucks that you have to deal with 'roids too how fast did they went away after your dd's birth?

 

Rena  Maybe I complain too much lol, overall I'm thankful that my pregnancy has been complications free even though I've had to deal with all these annoying symptoms.  Do you guys have names picked out already? when are you planning to stop working?


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Keira, I was lucky that I didn't get them before DD was born, just from the 28 hour labor and all the pushing.  I would say they lasted about 6 weeks :(  Someone asked me today if I would be able to reach my arms around my belly at the end...I really didn't know, but it got me thinking...can you?

 

Deborah, hmmm...sounds a lot like a portion of my morning sickness symtoms.  If I even think about a food for more than a few minutes I get completely disgusted.  And if I think about it too long it will make me vomit...it doesn't seem to matter what the food.  We have been eating out more because then I can choose something off the menu right then and I don't have to think about it/smell it while I cook.  We went to the cheesecake factory for lunch a couple weeks ago and it was perfect because they have SO many options :)  I have only gained 3 or 4 pounds so far so now that I feel a little better during the days I have really been trying to pack on the pounds.

 

Renavoo, so cool that you are being monitored so closely.  My OB did a quick u/s just to confirm hbs last appointment and it was literally like 30 sec tops with nothing else being looked at.  Ugh to the construction, that would drive me crazy!  I hope they finish early for you guys!  Most of the stuff we had in that room just ended up in one of our other rooms :)

 

Kewpie, Bungalow, Lyndi, mole, and others hope you are all doing well!!!

 

AFM, like I said above, haven't gained much weight yet and it makes me worry a little bit since I know I am not eating much (volume wise).  I have started substituting higher fat/calorie options for my normal foods to help...I normally eat a pretty low cal diet.  I have wanted to take a bump picture the last 2 weeks, so I will for sure take one this weekend.  I can see exactly where the 4 pounds have gone!  I compared my profile to my bump pictures with DD and I was probably 20-22 weeks when I was this size last time (I'll be 16 weeks on Sunday).


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Belly- My grand total weight gain so far is 2 pounds at 14 weeks 2 days with twins. I keep gaining 2 more pounds and then losing them again. I also have switched to higher calorie, higher fat foods. Never in my life thought I'd have trouble gaining weight.


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Belly I can definitely reach my arms around my belly. I'll get DH to take a bump pic whenever I put clothes on next time. Lately I've just been hanging out in my pjs all day.


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Keria, haha i think that it's a woman's prerogative to complain, especially when you're getting really far along. I know plenty of women who complained starting way earlier and they are having singletons. No matter what, it's uncomfortable. But it's almost over for you (well, THIS part...) haha. When is your appointment? Do you have a date that you would like to schedule the c section for? As for names, yes, we're thinking of names but not too hard at this point. Interestingly enough, we are pretty sure about a male name (Colin) but we're having trouble coming up with a female name (although DH and I both like Sienna but we're just not as definitive about it as we are about Colin). We also want to come up with one more boy and one more girl name just in case they are wrong about the sexes. ;o) never can be too sure these days!

 

Belly, I hope that the high fat diet helps. Although I'm not a huge fan on the book, i did take away one thing from the Luke book "When You're Expecting Twins Triplets or Quads" and that is to eat relatively high fat/calorie diet (I've always typically been someone who tended to control what I ate as well). For my 14 week appointment, the ob also just did a quick 30 second check for the heart beat. I am in a university practice and the bad thing about that is that I've seen different doctors for almost all of my visits (although i've been able to see the same one the last two times). In fact, i think they are transferring me from the doctor I initially signed up for to a high risk specialist. who knows. So far, I like all the doctors in the practice although I definitely do like the doctor i've seen in my last two visits- he's really goofy and he jokes a lot. Sure, he's a man...but we won't hold that against him. haha. I always thought i'd want a female OB. Anyway, sorry for my tangent. 

 

As for weight gain, I hope you gain weight soon. It'll be ok though. I'm sure the babies are nice and comfy in there. It's so cool that you can compare this experience with your previous one! And YAH to 16 weeks! It's so exciting. When is your next appointment? Have you been getting progressively better with the m/s? I'm hoping you're graduating up and getting a little more than 4-6 hours of no m/s now. i feel so bad that you're suffering so much during this pregnancy. But hopefully, this will be behind you soon.

 

I definitely don't have the problem with weight gain. I'm gaining weight steadily and I think I've gained about 15 pounds or so thus far. The weight gain is mostly to my stomach and breasts. I can still see my ribs a little when I stretch, which is consistent with when i wasn't pregnant (and honestly, this makes me feel better about myself. I never thought it would be this difficult mentally to gain weight...I am so used to being within a certain range and knowing even knowing that I'm carrying babies doesn't help my anxiety when I have to be weighed.)

 

I'm also experiencing some edema...i had to take off my rings because they were starting to fit a big tightly and I was having trouble taking them off. I think i'll buy a larger replacement wedding ring to wear for the rest of the pregnancy. Just something nice and cheap but i like being able to wear a ring on that finger! 

 

Hope everyone else is doing well! Kewpie, hope Liam is recovering nicely and that you and your family are doing well too. 

 

by the way, Keria, can't wait to see the bump pic!!


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Hi all- I have two things to share: one- I gained a pound, yay! I guess the change worked. Also, I have belly pics- 14 weeks 3 days. Please excuse the weird spot on the 2nd picture. This week we feature the puppy :-). She is nibbling VERY GENTLY and AFFECTIONATELY on my hand. We are working with her on the mouthing, but she is only a year and a half so it's taking some time. Also, RE: Swelling fingers- My ring is beginning to feel a bit snug too, which is interesting because at 6 or 7 weeks it flew right off my finger across a parking garage (boy was that scary).

 

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Hi all, it's been a quiet couple days here!  It made me wonder if Keria had her babies!!!  Eeek!  It's getting so close it could happen!!

 

Well, I finally got DH to take a belly shot, but he's not to good with the camera so it's a little blurry!  This is 16 weeks.  My next OB appointment is next week and I hope they do a quick u/s even just to check for hbs so I can try to see some baby privates :) 

 

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I hope everyone is doing well!!! 

 

ETA: I forgot to mention, I had stopped feeling baby movement for a week or so.  It used to be on baby B's side, but today I started feeling baby A (more to my left).  Baby B must be relaxing or just moving when I am sleeping or busy :)

 


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Belly, love it! You're still thin but I definitely see the bump :o) I hope they do a quick US for you too. My OB said that he likes to do a scan for twins just to be sure because otherwise he's not sure what he's hearing. No arguments from me :o) hehe if they are willing to do a scan, maybe you can just ask them whether they can quickly look for the sex? That's what I did during my 16 week scan and they just agreed to it. I think they realize that we love seeing our babies and they will accommodate whenever necessary.

 

When is your appointment next week? I'm going in for my 20 week scan next Friday and I can't wait. 

 

I really wish I knew what the babies movements' feel like. i've been feeling weird things in my tummy area, like tickling or rumblings but i'm not sure if those are the babies. There have been a few pokes and some slight muscle spasms too (like 4-5 ticks in a row) so those sound more like my own muscle movements right? ARGH, I'm just so impatient to feel them move! Otherwise, I look fondly at my doppler because I want to check their heartbeats but i try to hold off so I don't use the doppler any more than once a week. 

 

I was thinking that about Keria too...I wonder if she did give birth! Keria, when you have a chance, please check in. We'd love some progress updates!

 

 


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By the way, Belly, how is the nausea? Getting progressively better, i hope?

 


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Hi All. It has been a few weeks, I think, since I last checked in here. There are way too many new posts for me to keep up with at this point.

 

Love the belly pics, Belly and Deborah.

 

And Rena, moving feels kinda like little flutters at first, but they get a lot more noticeable fast. If you are feeling tickling now that is probably movement, and you will probably feel some "real" movement very soon!

 

Keira - hi!

 

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rena - They feel like flutters or bubbles in the beginning.  Sometimes it feels like a muscle twitch, like when your eye twitches.  I'd bet you're feeling your babies.  Before long, there will be no mistaking it! :)


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Thanks RCR! I think I really popped over the last 2 weeks or so. DH's aunt told me it might be time to "upgrade baby bump to baby bulge."


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Renavoo, I agree you are probably feeling the babies already!  Yay for your 20 week scan.  Mine is on Thursday...really hoping I get a peak :)  The nausea is still getting better.  Some days I get 8 hours relief, some days only 1 or 2, but the good days are really starting to outnumber the bad...yippee!!!  I have even noticed an increase in bump size the last couple days, I am getting 3 meals a day in now and snacking a little too, so I think I'll start really gaining some good weight soon!  I don't believe you have to gain 24lbs by 24 weeks, lots of good stories both ways, but I don't think it would hurt for me to get closer :)  You are doing such a great job!

 

Deborah, I bet you never thought you like the word "bulge" and you in the same sentence :)

 

Keria, thinking about you!!!!!!!!!!  When you get a minute stop by and check in!

 

rcr, it's sweet of you to pop over and see us!  We are all really excited for your next cycle!

 

 


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Belly - Love the "Belly" pic!!!!  You are all baby belly and that is it!!!!  Seeing your pic at 16wks made me go back and look at my 16wk belly shot w/ our twins.  You must have been really tiny with your first.  Normally they say with your 2nd you really pop.  I bet now that you are starting to feel better and not having such issues w/ m/s you will really start to pop.  Is your new profile pic rain drops?  I was trying to figure it out?

 

Deborah. - love how your pup is chewing on your hand in your 3rd pic.  Our little Abby girl used to do that but has grown out of it thankfully.

 

Keria - how are you?  Hope everything is okay.

 

Renavoo - i remember it feeling like little butterflies flutter around in my belly when I first felt movement.  Such a fun feeling!!!  I'm sure you will pick up on it soon.  I think i remember my OBGYN telling me that i could gain a lb a week with our twins (that was like when i was 12 wks or so she told me that).  That might have just been for my body size I don't know.  I started off at like 120lbs and am 5'5".  I'm sure you OB will tell you what is good for you.

 

Kewpie - how are you doing and how are the babies?  Is your DH still home or is he back to work now?

 

Lyndi & Bungalow - how are you both doing??

 

Hope i didn't miss anyone, if so I'm sorry.  I was just trying to go off the top of my head which is always a task!!!!!

 

 


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Belly- No, I did not think I would. I think, had it been anyone besides family, I might have felt differently. Blue- Not chewing, gently nibbling. AFM-Was actually able to eat tonight. I scarfed down chili chicken wings and had goat milk ice cream for dessert; washed down with pomegranate-cranberry juice.


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Kewpie, how are you? I think of you guys everyday and I hope that everything is going well with Liam and Maisie! Is it easier to breastfeed? Is Liam doing better? How is everything else? :o) I know you're busy so when you have a chance, just check in please and let us know how you're all doing!

 

I think I felt a poke yesterday and this time, it was strong enough to feel with my hand. I was sitting there reading something for work and I sometimes sit with my hand on my stomach. So, there I was sitting and suddenly, I felt it! It was on my left side so I guess it was the little girl saying hi :o) I loved it. Now I want to sit with my hand on my stomach all the time to see if i can feel it again. At the end of the night, my stomach feels really heavy though. Is that normal? It's really difficult to explain but just that it feels weighted down internally or something, like something is pushing on it. I wonder if that is due to growth pains? sigh, I think I'm analyzing things too much. haha.

 

Oooh here's funny comment from yesterday! So I'm at work and a girl is just leaving for the day (she's someone I know peripherally and i like her, but she has a reputation for being a bit weird). She walks by me and says, oh, Congrats, I just found out you're pregnant. I said to her, I'm sorry, i thought you knew (those that I told are quite good at spreading the news). She looked at my stomach and said, "nope, I thought you were just getting fat.". I looked at her and then just broke out laughing. I mean, it was such a funny comment that so few people would think to say out loud. I probably should have felt insulted but i just didn't. I told DH and he laughed along with me and then told me I'm beautiful. :oD I think these are the types of things i'm going to remember long after the babies are here in our arms (besides, of course, having the babies growing inside me...I'm still finding it amazing and even a little unbelievable that there are two living beings growing inside me). 

 

Belly, YAH to m/s slowly (too slowly!) dwindling down! I'm so happy for you because you had it bad but it'll all be worth it. I can't wait to hear about your visit on Thursday (next Thursday, right)? I have mine next Friday so we'll have a lot to share that couple of days! 

 

Rcr, Blue, I love it when you guys come check in on us. I can't wait until you join us with your own pregnancy news!

 

Keria, Lyndi and Bungalow, just thinking of you guys! Hopefully, Keria, you're ok and maybe even holding your babies in your arms! Lyndi and Bungalow, hope the pregnancies are going well. I bet you're buried deep in preparations for your bundles of joy!

 

 


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hi guys just a quick note to let you know I had my babies my emergency c-section on sunday at 1 am Oliver and I got discharged yesterday but my girlie is sitll in the NICU. I'll post more when we come back from bringging milk to her and visiting.

 

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Congratulations Keria!


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Keria, CONGRATS!! I hope you and your beautiful babies are doing ok! I hope Lucia gets to go home soon too! Did they give you an estimated day when she might be able to come home? BIG HUGS!


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Keria, CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!  partytime.gif Your babies are absolutely beautiful!!!!!!!  Glad to hear Oliver was already discharged and hoping Lucia will be coming home soon too!!  Please keep us updated if you have time, we would love to hear more!

 

Renavoo, I still remember some of the funny things people said to me when I was pregnant with DD (of course it was also at work!).

 

Blue, thanks for stopping by and checking in on us.  You are so kind and caring!


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Keria - Congrats!!!!! joy.gif They are just beautiful!!!  Hope you are doing okay and not too sore.  Praying that your little girl gets to come home soon.


After 5 failed IUI's & 6 failed IVF's we threw in the towel w/ ART and then got a NATURAL miracle BFP! Hoping and praying it is finally our take home baby!  Mother to our twins boys in heaven -lost at 22.5wks on 6/20/09 and 1 other little angel in heaven.

Our Miracle has arrived... Caden James...

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Hi ladies.. I'm new to the thread, hope you don't mind me joining in here. 

I'm a surrogate mother, carrying a singleton for a family in NY. 

They have 3 children via IVF already, mom carried previously but all babies were extremely premature (and all survived.. good strong babies!) so mom was not allowed to transfer the last 2 embryo's. 

 

I had my transfer Oct 8 with 5d embies.. BFP was 8d post transfer. 

 

Currently I'm 19 weeks and we found out last week its a girl! EDD is June 25th

 

This thread is VERy long.. so I haven't been able to read through and get to know any of you.. but I'm happy to be here! 

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blue - yup DH went back to work after 2 weeks paternity leave.

 

renavoo - SO happy you're feeling your babies!  It is the best feeling ever! Yes, it's very normal to feel the heaviness.  I would feel it by evening and it would be stronger when I laid on my side. It will get worse ;)  A pillow under the bump when laying down does wonders.

 

Keria - OMG!  I'm so happy for you! They are beautiful! I hope your little girl comes home soon.  I'd love to hear your birth story when you have the time.  I know it will be awhile (boy do I ever know. haha)

 

AFM - We're doing well.  We actually got a stretch of 3 hours of sleep last night.  IT WAS HEAVEN!  I woke up thinking something was wrong with the babies cause we've never been able to sleep that long in one go before.  They were fine and snoring away. :)

 

The babies are just about a month old (2 days from now) and man oh man has the time flown by! I was reflecting on the past month and wanted to put down a few thoughts of the things I've learned.

  • Being a mom of twins is the hardest job I've ever had, but I have never felt so rewarded and happy.  
  • SLEEP!  Sleep when you can! And sleep when the babies sleep!  I heard people say this to me over and over before, but I didn't realize what good advice it was until about a week after they were born.  When we got home, I'd think, "oh, I can do this load of laundry or catch up on emails." No!  SLEEP!  You have no idea how LITTLE sleep you will get and everything CAN wait!  Once you've had some good rest, THEN do the housework or have someone help you. The first few weeks are just about survival.  Who cares if the bed isn't made?
  • Accept all help.  I am a HUGE do it myself type person and this has been the hardest for me, but seriously, help from people who are willing to give it is worth gold.
  • It's ok to let one baby cry for a bit while you take care of the other.  I felt like such a terrible mom any time one of them would cry.  It IS ok.  You only have 2 hands and babies are not patient.  They will survive a few minutes of crying.
  • I am a musician and so music has always been a part of my life.  I'm not sure if it's because I played lots of music for the babies in utero or what, but they LOVE music now.  It puts them to sleep in a NY minute.  
  • If you plan to BF, try to tandem nurse if at all possible.  I've tried it tandem and I've done one at a time, and tandem is SUCH a time saver.  It's worth the extra headaches of trying to get them both to latch and stay latched.  Plus, double cooing is the sweetest sound, even at 3am.
  • I love my side-car co-sleeper.  Nuff said..
  • The first month is the hardest, but it does get easier.  I'm just now crossing into the second month and I'm already feeling things ease up.
  • You will feel like death the first week or two, but your body does get used to the lack of sleep.  
  • Take TONS of pictures and videos.  Seriously!  You will be so sleep deprived that it will be a blur and you will be thankful to have those memories captured.
  • I was an idealist before they were born.  I wanted to exclusively BF and cloth diaper and I was gonna b super mom.  It's ok to change your mind after the fact.  We're using disposables half the time and I've had to supplement with forumla due to supply issues.  It's OK for plans to change.  I was devistated at first, but I've allowed myself to adapt and be ok with how things have played out.  Flexibility is key!
  • Going out with the babies isn't as bad as you may be picturing.  We've gone to dinner and the grocery store several times and it went smoothly - not at all what I was picturing.
  • Do as much prep work as you can before they arrive... in fact, do it before you hit 3rd trimester.  You will be huge an uncomfortable much earlier than you think. Think freezer meals!  I have hardly cooked the past month and I am SOOOOO thankful I did all that cooking and prep work early.

Ok, I think that's pretty much it for now.  These are just some things that I discovered for myself.  Not everything will work for everyone, so don't take what I've said as fact, of course.  

 

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IVF #1 11 weeks
IVF #2 Liam and Maisie (now 2 years old)
IVF #3 BFN and no frosties
IVF #4 BFP!!!! Twins again!

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Kristal - Welcome!  WOW, what an amazing thing you are doing!  I've thought about surrogacy myself and I'd love to hear more about your experiences doing it if you don't mind sharing.  Welcome, again!


Me: 33 PCOS Him: 33 vericocele
13 long years of TTC using various methods before the twins finally came - Too much history to list
IVF #1 11 weeks
IVF #2 Liam and Maisie (now 2 years old)
IVF #3 BFN and no frosties
IVF #4 BFP!!!! Twins again!

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