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#2701 of 2761 Old 12-21-2013, 09:12 PM
 
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Sourire-congrats on your perfectly healthy baby girl! How are you feeling these days?
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Tracy - I'm feeling pretty great in general! My belly is getting a lot of attention and I love feeling those kicks! I do have on and off issues with back pain and I still throw up very occasionally, but in general I'm just so thrilled to be experiencing pregnancy and have my dreams come true, I can't imagine being happier.
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Lilac - forgot to say in my last post that I'm on the edge of my seat w/ excitement for you!!! Keep us posted as you are able!!!

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.

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Merry christmas to all !!!!!!!!!cold.gif

Loving life with DH, DD-8/98lady.gif, & our miracle twins 12/4/10babyboy.gifbabygirl.gif after 3 IVF's and 3 yrs TTC

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Merry Christmas to you all!

Lilac - since your induction was scheduled for last Friday I'm guessing you've met your babies by now. I hope your delivery went well and you and your babies are in good health. I hope you, your DH and your babies have a wonderful first christmas as a family!

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Happy Holidays to everyone!

sourire congrats on a girl!

lilac hope all is well!


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William Ernest arrived at 4:13 pm Sat. Dec 21 at 7 pounds 10 oz. Edward Ronald arrived in breech presentation at 4:15 pm Dec 21 at 6 pounds 2 oz. I did pitocin induction from 7:30 am Friday Dec 20 because both boys were head down then until 2:30 pm Sat Dec 21 where even though water was broken for first baby, I never prrogressed past 5 cm. Had spinal and c section.

Stayed in hospital until Dec 25 because of low blood sugar issues with Edward. So happy to be tandem nursing on demand at home now!

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Lila- congrats, the boys are beautiful, what a wonderful Xmas gift.

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Lilac- they are beautiful!!!!!! So precious!! Hope you all are doing well! What an amazing early Christmas present you were blessed with!!!

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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Lilac - congrats on your two adorable little boys. I hope you're recovering well.

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Congratulations Lilac!!! They look so adorable! So great that you made it home for Christmas and that the sugar issue was resolved!! Just thrilled for you!!
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Congrats Lilac - they are perfect! What a wonderful Christmas miracle!


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Congrats, Lilac!  Such beautiful babies!


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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)
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IVF #4 BFP!!!! Twins again!

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Lilac! Congratulations! I have been waiting for you to post the good news:joy:joy

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Here is another picture from today. Went for dr follow up. She was impressed that we arrived on time and appeared "well rested".
Poor Dh is really frazzled. Although we did better today sleeping when the babies sleep, Dh keeps wanting 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep. At least tonight William seemed to calm down and fleep instead of his 3 - 6 hours "let's scream" sessions he has had at night . I love "my brest friend" twin pillow. I can feed my babies at the same time "hands free" . picture doesn't want to load, hum.
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lilac congrats!!!! they boys are beautiful and i'm so impressed you can tandem feed right off the bat.  amazing!

 

hope everyone is having a great holiday season.  dd just started crawling and ds is now sitting up on his own.  i'm just having the best year ever, and i'm glad you ladies are here to share it with me.  


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The my brest friend twin pillow makes all the difference. Getting my William to latch is probably my biggest frustration. He justs latching on. Eventually he does but not withouta lot carrying on. But then there is the sweet sounds he makes when he is latched well. Just melts my heart.

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Congratulations, Lilac. Merry Christmas, everyone.
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Congrats, lilac! I'm so glad everybody is healthy and snuggling at home!

Our little miracles are here!!joy.gif
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Congrats lilac!!
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Congratulations lilac! They are beautiful!



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Congrats lilac!!! So precious smile.gif

Happy New Years ladies!

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Lilac - congratulations! Wow, those are big healthy twins! And 40 weeks. You are a rockstar.

 

I guess I should start posting over here instead of annoying everyone in the infertility ONE thread with my betas and such. I am still nervous about something going wrong, although I know that donor eggs should make the chance of genetic problems very very low. The donor is 24 years old, so these should be some strong embryos, right?

 

I'm wondering if it could be twins, my beta numbers are slightly above average for a singleton and slightly below average for twins, so probably it's just one? I think?

 

I've also been thinking about whether I want to use a midwife or an OB. With donor eggs I have a higher risk of pre eclampsia (18% vs. 5%) and then I'm 39 years old. I'll be days away from 40 at my due date. And then if there are two? I know, it's too early to think about all of this yet... but these are the thoughts that wake me up at 4 am. I was dead set on a midwife before, but now I'm not so sure.


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I know I wanted a midwife and a home birth, then we found out it was twins and that all changed. Dh was worried there would be complications. part of me wonders if a midwife could have helped with positioning of my presenting baby fora vaginal delivery but that ship has sailed.

DH really doesn't like the newborn period where he gets no sleep. I wish we would have taken a class to help him understand what the first 6 weeks of parenthood would be like.

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Laggie - welcome! So nice to see you here! I am with a midwife and her policy is that if you develop pre-eclampsia or any other risk factor she will transfer your care to a doctor, she has an agreement with a team of doctors who accept all her patients if necessary.

Lilac - yeah it's funny how some men are oblivious to how much their lives will change with a newborn. I'm sure it's twice as difficult for you guys with twins. Just try to remind DH that all this is temporary!

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Yeah it is especially bad when both start fussing and he thinks he can't soothe them both at once. I really wond r what other parents do.

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Laggie- nice to see you on this side. I had huge beta numbers - well in twin range- and I had one baby. I was a bit disappointed about it because I had my heart set on twins after all the speculation that it was twins. I bet it is strong though - whatever number you have in there.

Lilac - my dh was really in bad shape because of the lack of sleep too. I can't imagine what it is like with twins.

AFM - not much here. I am going back to work part time on Monday. But I am only working 20 hours a week until may. Just enjoying having a little baby in my life. I get told almost every day that baby looks like me or dh. We haven't told the world about the donor embryo issue, so we just smile at each other and laugh about it.

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Rcr, good luck going back yo work tomorrow. It is amazing how much your little girl looks like you even though she has no genetic connection to you. Environment plays a role I feel

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Hi Everyone and Happy New Year!!

It was great reading everyones updates today! I'll come back and write personals!! I haven't been on the computer at all in the last few weeks- my little girl has been suffering with terrible bouts of gas and reflux. It was so sad to see her change from such a peaceful baby with such long periods of being awake totally content, to a baby that was crying when not nursing and sleeping only 5-40 mins at a time. After trying everything under the sun at home (feeding upright, burping upright for 40 minutes after each feeding, elevating mattress, gripe water, sounds of all sorts, and so on) we took her to the pediatrician on Monday. After examining her and asking about 20 questions, he diagnosed her as having reflux and wrote us a scrip for Zantac. We also found out that in just three weeks (and despite the reflux) she had gained 2 lbs 7 ozs!! So, we were pleased with the weight gain, but ended up very unhappy with the Zantac- my poor lil baby had the worst diarrhea following taking it and burping non-stop for the following 36 hours on it- we stopped it at that point. My doc insisted that it wasn't the Zantac and we should continue it, but honestly not a single thing had changed (oddly not even my diet during those few days) except for the Zantac. So, I ended up giving her Tummy Calm yesterday- another homeopathic treatment- and within minutes she burped, had a bowel movement, and was so calm! She slept for 3.5 hours last night, woke up ate burped, had a bowel movement, and then back to sleep for 3 hours!! All day today (knock on wood) it's like I have my original baby back- it feels so wonderful and I'm just soooo happy that she's not screeching in pain anymore!! I've attached a pic from after the bath today :)

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My oldest boy seems to suck so much air in when he eats. He has been having major farts and crying fits. Going to try some baby gas relief tonight because he gets himself into a panic with crying. Gave him his first bath tonight. It actually seemed to calm him finally after I had his diaper on. He hates diaper changes.

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