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This thread is for members of the ONE thread from the Trying to Conceive forum. Some of you have started similar threads in the DDCs but this is an all-inclusive, cross-DDC thread. We have all made connections and friendships with ladies who got BFPs before or after us so this can be a central thread for us to catch up and for those on the other side of the One thread to keep up with us!

 

In bold, please tell me: Name, Due Date, how long it took you to conceive and what you went through to conceive, what "number" child this will be, and anything else you would like to add.

 

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Due December 2011

30-LadyScientist, conceived on the first "real" try, #1!

 

Due January 2012

25-MommyMatsumoto (Anna), tried for 15 months (tried vitex, soy, acupuncture, and leaving it up to DH!), #2

Writinglove, conceived the old-fashioned way in one month, #1

 

Due February 2012

19-OdinsMommy0409 (Laura), got pregnant on the second cycle after a chemical pregnancy, planning a HBAC with boy #2!

 

Due March 2012

28-tantylynn (Teesha), after 20 cycles (1st cycle of Clomid), #1 

 

Due April 2012

13-belacmsage (Bela),  26, tried 6 months with opks, fertility monitor, preseed, vitex, soy, b-6 and male fertility drugs too! Finally, left it up to DH to decide when to DTD, did it A LOT and got her BFP!

26-vivica2, tried for 1 1/2 years, went through 1 m/c, 4 rounds of clomid, progesterone, instead cups, bbt chart, soy isoflavones, and on and on and on.... can't wait to get fat and grumpy!  #3

 

Due May 2012

7-BubbleMa (Sarah), TTC for about 5 cycles (seems like much longer though).  We used a calendar to track fertility and DTD accordingly.  We also used Pre-Seed, and I took Maca, and EPO.  Baby #2 for me, #3 for So, our first together!

8-RenoKirbyButtrs (Jamie), got BFP on second month trying after 11 years! on BC, #1

8- MeredithA

11-km84, this will be our first

12-janellody (Janelle), #1, got her BFP on the first month trying after several months charting

 

Due June 2012

6-kylie1 (Kylie), pregnant after 11 months of straight trying, on-and-off trying for about three years or so, with acupuncture twice and lots and lots of charts!  #4 (#3 for her and #2 for him)

6-AndtheStars (Maria), expecting #2, trying for 3 months, NTNP for...shrug, who knows.

26-GradStudent13, expecting #1 after three months of trying

 

Due July 2012

9 - reelala (Sarah), trying for 3 months, Baby #1 for us, YAY!

12 - scowgirl (Jennifer), conceived on the 4th try using RRL tea, 100 mg B6, preseed and instead cups, #1, BFPChart2.gif

25 - Deborah Kelly, TTC #1 for 9 months, BFP on 11/18/2011, we did IVF, I have endometriosis, Hashimoto's disease (antibodies against thyroid gland that results in hypothyroid) and diminished ovarian reserve, had a very scary retrieval but managed to retrieve and transfer 2 embryos, one survived, which we found out are going to be identical twins!!!

28- I'm Belia- #2 - we conceived on our second month with charting.

 

Due August 2012

20- FeralFox (Tris), due with #2 on the first try!

 

Due September 2012

1- MamanFrancaise- Expecting #3 after 3 months TTC

 

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2011:

July 14th - Kayden (LivingSky)

August 19th - Reed Adam (jillybeans)

October 4th - Jacob (ValH)

October 11th - Julia (yellowdart)

October 31st - Conner Dean (TTCChloeOrConner)

December 13th- Stephanie Margaret (Mummoth)

 

Need an Update:

 

8/19-savah, conceived on 4th month (3rd temping), #2

9/11-LovingBaby (Elizabeth), took 7 months (charting, OV strips), #3

 

10/13-Nicolian (Nicole), charted for 2 cycles, #3 (#4 for DH)

10/23-not_telling (Jess),  took 3 cycles, #2

11/9-TalkToMeNow (Amanda), tried for 4 months, #4 (3rd pregnancy)

 

In Our Thoughts:

 

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Hello, ladies.

     As an attempt to not SUCK at this thread anymore, I went ahead and made the December thread (I hope that was okay!!!).

     If anyone needs anything changed/added, please let me know.

 

AFM: Two weeks left of my maternity leave. As much as I love being home, I am so, so, so ready to go back to work. It is not in my blood to be a SAHM. I have cabin fever like crazy and going to school isn't enough for me. I need grown up time, LOL. I also need a paycheck. I feel bad for my poor DH, who's working his butt off to make up for my lack of income.

     Conner Dean is 4w3d old today. One month. =) He started staying awake more, which kind of sucks, but it's also nice to be able to interact with him a little bit. He's also seeing a lot better. It's so funny watching him try to focus. He goes cross eyed for a second, LOL.

     We go see the specialist about his kidneys on December 19th. The appt. is 3 hours away. That kind of annoys me because the doctor does come to my city once a month, but whatever. O_o

     That's about it. Not TTC or being pregnant makes you kind of lame when you're on a pregnancy forum. LMAO

 

And, as always, here's another shlew of pictures for you ladies. =D

 

PLAYTIME:

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THANKSGIVING:::

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JUST GOT DONE EATING:::

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HANGING OUT WITH DADDY:::

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MEETING HIS UNCLE (MY LITTLE BROTHER) FOR THE FIRST TIME. My brother was on a 10-day predeployment leave. I'm so glad he got to meet Conner before he was deployed to Afghanistan. He's gone until June/July. =(

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Awwww, Conner just gets cuter and cuter, doesn't he? Thanks for starting the new thread. 

 

I think I might be the next one up in here? I'm due on the 11th! My other babies were early, but I need to NOT go into labour because they are both home sick today, and we have 2 important appointments and DH's Christmas party for work tomorrow. The kids are watching Pinochio and slumming on the couches, and I might go take a nap. DH got the job he applied for at work... full-time hours and benefits, yay!!


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Thanks for the new thread! Conner is adorable!

 

Mummoth: Hopefully you won't go into labor for another week with the sick kids and holiday party coming up. Congrats on DH getting the job!

 

We just got home from a 8 day trip to Seattle. It was fun and DS handled the flights like a little champ but it's so nice to be home again. Looking forward to some down time now before the Christmas madness begins.


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TTCCOC, damn girl, I'm 8 hours late starting the December thread and you're on it.  You do need to go back to work orngtongue.gif  Conner does continue to get cuter and cuter.

 

mummoth, hold on a little while longer, baby mummoth!  Just a few days or so...are you feeling laborish?

 

belacmsage, I'm impressed that you will get any downtime between now and Christmas craziness.  I feel like our Christmas craziness starts as soon as I put away the Thanksgiving leftovers.

 

scowgirl, reelala, taurustheta how you guys doing? 

 

Welcome, thebyr!

 

AFM, I'm 13 weeks and I'm getting really anxious to feel the first fluttery movements so I can be reassured that something is happening in there.  I've been about the same level of bloated/showing for the past 4 weeks so I'm not even feeling like I'm progressing.  We did hear a heartbeat at 11 weeks but I'm still nervous.  I'm so ridiculous. 


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This is me being grammatically anal, however: Please change we are waiting until Dec. 8 to find out whether there's 1 or 2 to "to find out whether we have 1 or 2". I may have been the one that wrote it wrong, but it's bugging me. LOL.


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It's weird, I seem to have false labour when I don't drink ginger tea or take my EPO. I'll be the most pregnant I've ever been on Sunday night. The kids have seemed fine all afternoon, I just need to get through tomorrow and then it can come anytime. I'm having membranes stripped on Tuesday. I really love the movements, too... I'm going to miss that, I think.


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Thanks AndtheStars! I feel just like you do - I'm anxious to see or hear something.

 

Cute baby TTC!

 

Mummoth - Are you just hanging out at home until the baby comes? Sounds like you're close.

 


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We're going about life as usual until the baby comes... I wouldn't want to go too far from home but the work supper is 5 minutes down the hill, DH has gaming on Saturday nights and the guys are all coming here instead of him going over the bridge to the other guys house, stuff like that. I really think my body totally back-tracked when the kids got sick, I don't feel close at all today. DD is back at school today and DS is feeling better this afternoon, thank goodness! I've been working hard at keeping the house ready... we're planning a home birth. The kids are going to bake a cake, and I was thinking I might like to put on some chicken stew in early labour so we'll have a good meal once the baby is here. I walk and walk in labour, so working in the kitchen sounds really good to me, but not cleaning it so I want it to be clean already when things start. 


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AndTheStars- I told you I wasn't bred to be a SAHM, LOL. I need to go back to work SO. BAD. I wish I could be a SAHM. That'd be awesome. I literally sit here all day long and look at everything that needs to be done and do nothing. I'm more productive when I go to school in the mornings and work in the evenings. When I sit around all day, I'm lazyyy. Hence me sitting here updating right now instead of doing the 2398749327423987 loads of laundry calling my name. =D Good thing I have an OCD DH who doesn't let it get too bad before he breaks down and does it himself. LOL Wife fail.

 

Mummoth- I'm jealous you're having a home birth. I wanted one, but DH thought for our first baby we should do it at the hospital, since it was our first rodeo. Then I got my stupid pre-eclampsia and didn't even get my drug free vaginal birth like I wanted. I ended up with a c-section. I find myself bitter at my body for not doing it's job. I hope my doctor's down with VBACs, otherwise I'm going to have to find a new doctor and I really don't want to. I reallyyy like my doctor.


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TTCCoC - Conner is so adorable!

Mummoth - I hope babe decides to wait until your kitchen is clean and you are ready!

AndTheStars - I hope you feel movement soon. And, it's not ridiculous - I was panicked every time I went to my mw that the heartbeat would be gone, even though I had no reason to believe that. Every time we went and heard the heartbeat it was such a relief! So I was a bit of a basket case until I could feel him move regularly. I think it's pretty normal.

Thebyr - welcome!

deborahbgkelly - when do you find out if you have 1 or 2 in there?


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TTCCorC~ it sucks when things don't work out how we want them to. I was going to have my first in the hospital right up until the last 6 weeks or so... there were a few stories on the news about a flesh eating virus being passed around at the hospital... that made my mind up to stay home! It's just luck of the draw, maybe you'll have a home birth with your next baby, and maybe I'll have to transfer to the hospital for a c-section with this one (my last baby). It seems like every baby puts us through something... DS took 3 weeks to figure out how to nurse, at first I was having to pump & bottle feed him, and the milk looked like strawberry quik there was so much blood in it... nasty! DD had eczema so bad she looked like a burn victim. I don't know exactly what I'm trying to say, just that it's never perfect I guess, there's always something we wish could have gone differently. It would be good if we could pick what that something will be!

 

Livingsky~ Oh,t he kitchen's been clean and messed up again already, LOL! It's not a disaster, I'll just gripe if I have to throw 3 plates in the dishwasher before we get started. My expectations are totally reasonable. AGREE WITH ME!

 

DS started to feel bad again in the afternoon, so I stayed home with him and DH took just DD to the dinner... she was a high maintenance date! She made him walk her each time to the buffet and stand outside the bathroom when she used it, and when they were handing out gifts, he had to escort her up there, too! She isn't shy at all, I think she just wanted to make sure she stayed the centre of his attention, LOL! DS was happy because I let him on Minecraft for nearly 2 hours while I finished the last stupid page of the stupid scrapbook I stupidly thought I'd actually enjoy doing. His fever is gone this morning, I bet the giant bag of candy DH brought back from the party for him cured him! Blobby was so funny this morning when we were laying in bed talking, s/he goes extremely to the side DH's voice is coming from. It feels like s/he's going to crawl away on me, I should get DH to talk to my crotch, maybe Blobby will get the hint!


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LivingSky- I find out Thursday! Everyone else-  On another, very exciting note, cousins on DH's side had a baby girl this morning!  No name yet, but perfect timing since we will announce after the ultrasound if all looks good about our news. DH got what he wanted: to wait until after they gave birth to make an announcement to the rest of the family. A few know already.


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mummoth, LOL at DH talking you your crotch!  I say do what works!  My DH is pretty quiet.  If he can get away without talking, he will.  I think it's so cute that blobby already is excited to hear your DH.

 

TTCCOC, I second mummoth that birth and newborness is never what we plan or expect.  I tried for a homebirth and ended up transferring.  Two years down the road, I'm still disappointed (read: slightly traumatized) things didn't work out as planned.  I'm really hoping that a homebirth works out for this one and helps me get over that hump.

 

deborah, I'm so excited for Thursday!  Welcome, perfectly timed baby girl!

 

reelala, scowgirl, taurustheta, seriously guys, I don't have time to stalk the DDG's.  What's the news!? 

 

AFM:  I forgot how long pregnancy really is.  I'm 13 weeks and wondering why I haven't given birth yet. 


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Baby girl Becker now has a name- Francesca Rose Becker! She's gorgeous and the name fits perfectly.


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Hi everyone! I'm a OneThread graduate - I got my BFP in August and am due May 8th. (It used to be May 14th, but after a couple ultrasounds it is clear that baby is measuring big and will be born earlier). Just thought I'd stop by, introduce myself, and get to know everyone! :-)

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Congrats and welcome MeredithA! AFM- Awful nausea all day yesterday (some vomiting), kept me from getting work done and I may lose a lot of points in my class. Thank goodness I have a really good score right now. On the plus side, just found out another member of my family (Mom's partner's granddaughter) is due in mid-May, so we have a lot of precious gifts in the family on both sides!


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MeredithA, Hi!  Good to see you!  Is Janellody hanging out with you in May DDG?  I think that she should stop by here and say hi.  Ahem! 


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Hi everyone!! Sorry I haven't been posting here lately. I haven't been posting in my DDC either... I just don't feel like I have a lot to report. I still feel basically fine, a little queasy and "funny" about food, but that's it. My skin is still a disaster but that's the story of the last 18 years, basically. I've been on the prometrium 100 mg 2x/day for a few weeks now, and I would say no spotting, but the last couple of times I've inserted the suppository, the applicator comes out with the slightest tinge of pink in the CM that gets stuck to it. I guess I have decided not to worry unless it gets worse--I know slight bleeding of the cervix is normal, and it has never even made it to the TP or my underwear, so I am just keeping an eye on it. The only thing that nags at me a little is the nurse at my midwifery practice lectured me during my phone screen for not telling the other nurse my blood type (though I could swear I did) when I had spotting very early on. She said they might have given me RhoGAM if they had known, but it's never been more than a tiny bit of spotting, so I can't imagine they would actually have done that. Who knows.

 

OK, obsessing aside, I have my first prenatal visit on Friday. I'm hoping to hear a heartbeat but not holding my breath (I will be 9w3d, and I'm pretty fat, so all in all it seems a bit unlikely). I don't even know if they were planning to try and hear it at the visit. So, I don't really know what to expect, but I guess we'll find out! I also have a first trimester screening scheduled with a genetic counselor for the 23rd of this month, so I guess I will almost certainly have an ultrasound at that time. If that goes well, then we will start telling family and friends. Currently only our parents, my brother and his wife, and our best friends (who are also expecting in May) know. Well, in addition to one of my coworkers who I am close to and consider "low-risk" for telling because she doesn't know any of our friends and family. smile.gif

 

I also just found out that my brother and sister-in-law are expecting a boy luxlove.gif

 

I hope everyone is doing well! Thanks for the new thread! Conner continues to be adorable... love the photo of him sprawled out on Daddy.

 

Welcome, Meredith! and congrats on the new addition to the family, Deborah!


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MeredithA, Hi!  Good to see you!  Is Janellody hanging out with you in May DDG?  I think that she should stop by here and say hi.  Ahem! 



Hey :P  I always forget about this thread honestly!!  I stay in the "group" area now and never think about the other places!!  I need to come back here more.  If for no other reason, to see TTC's freakin cute baby pictures!!!  Everytime I do get here there are more and I get to oogle them and dream about MY baby!!

 

My gender ultrasound is next Monday!!  I can hardly wait... It feels like I have waited forever and I just wanna KNOW now!!!  So that is what is up with me.  I am 17 weeks as of yesterday and although my sickness hasn't gona away completely, it is easing up a bit....


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Hello, MeredithA. Welcome! =D

 

It's so crazy seeing everyone with due dates in June/July now. I'm like, "Dang... I was 5 months pregnant then." LOL I found out Conner's sex on July 1st. Time fliesss when you're having fun, I guess. Or when you're so busy you can't breathe. Or both. Bahaha.

 

Scowgirl- I think you owe it to yourself to TRY and relax... At least until the appt. on Friday. Relaxing will be good for you. I highly, highly recommend getting a prenatal massage, if that's something you're into. It was the first massage I'd ever gotten and it was a.w.e.s.o.m.e.

 

Janellody- Do you have an inkling for what you're having yet?

 

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TTC - Not really, no.  I think it's a girl but I dunno why really.  I wish I had some sort of intuition, but I think I just WANT a girl, so am hoping that is what I have!  My hubby has 5 nephews so I am scared that girls are hard to come by in his family...


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popping in to say hello! 9 weeks today and feeling pretty great other than being tired and a little nauseous here and there.  I have my second appointment on Monday and really hoping that I'll get to hear that little heartbeat (I'll be 9w5d).   My bbs are still pretty sore but seem to be getting better and I am def getting a bit thicker in the waist.  We've told most of our close friends and family and I plan on shouting it from the rooftops once we get the 11 week scan!  i still get pangs of anxiety about losing the baby but that's normal right?!

 

i know i haven't been posting much but i am reading along!


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Hi all, so sorry I haven't been updating lately, and it's great to read how you all are doing! I can't remember if I mentioned this in the November thread, but a few weeks ago I had a bit of bleeding, and an ultrasound found that I had a fairly large subchorionic hematoma. The ultrasound a week later showed that the hematoma had gotten bigger, so I was put on bedrest for a loooooong week. A third ultrasound showed an embryo with a heartbeat (yay!)...and also that the hematoma had shrunk a fair bit, so the doc said he was much more optimistic about things and that I could go off bedrest. That was a week and a half ago. I have yet another ultrasound on Monday. I'm still taking it easy, but happy to be able to move around...and I'm definitely feeling pregnant (boobs getting bigger and tender, lots of food and smell aversions, general mild nausea that comes and goes, and definite bloating in the tummy-- jeans are too uncomfortable now). I'm 8 weeks 6 days today. The ultrasounds have been measuring about a week behind, but from what I've read, that's not much cause for concern. So, I'm finally relaxing a bit and starting to enjoy the idea of being pregnant again (this is my second)...though still a bit cautious, at least until the hematoma is completely gone.

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reelala--glad to hear you are doing well and feeling great! Fingers crossed that you get to hear that heartbeat!

taurustheta--I am so glad to hear that things are OK!! That is fantastic news. joy.gif

TTCCoC--Thank you for the suggestion... truth be told I am not as freaking out as I may sound, but I would not turn down a massage for sure... I've never had one either. I will have to look into that! I have had an absolutely s***ty day at work so I feel like I have an excuse. smile.gif

 

Still 2 days until my appointment... and a party that we are hosting that I don't feel like we're ready for. So the week is going by too fast but also too slow at the same time, somehow...


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Thanks SCOWGIRL! Tomorrow we find out whether we have 1 or 2 LOs inside of me :-). Once we see all is fine, we will tell the rest of the family and maybe a few more friends.


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Oooh, fun Deborahbgkelly!!! Are you wanting 2? That would be a super exciting U/S!

 

Taurustheta- Yay for the clot going away! I'm glad you're finally able to relax and accept/enjoy being pregnant!

 

Janellody- I thought I was having a girl, too, but I didn't really have an inkling... I just thought it was a girl because EVERYONE else told me it was a boy. LOL I should have listened. ;-p

 

AFM: Thank GOD for insurance. Woowee... Got the hospital bill(s) today... It cost roughly $22,000 to have Conner... Insurance covered $19,000. So now I have to set up a payment plan with the hospital to get that bill paid... At least now we know what to expect next time we get pregnant. I about fell over. I wonder how different it would be have been had I not gotten admitted for 6 days for pre-e and had I not had to get a c-section/epidural. Maybe I'll find out next time. I'm praying for a VBAC!


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Hi everybody- can I join in?

 

I'm Belia- due July 28 with #2 - we conceived on our second month with charting.

 

I'm only about 6 1/2 weeks along and SOOOOO SICK.  I had hyperemesis gravidarum pretty bad with my first pregnancy and it looks like it's returning.  I'm on Zofran already, and have been for about a week now, so I'm not actually vomiting as much but the nausea is unrelenting.  I don't know how I'm going to survive an entire pregnancy.

 

No appts scheduled until December 30 (9 weeks?  10 weeks?  something like that) but I may have to go in sooner if I start to deteriorate much faster.

 

Sorry to be Debbie Downer here, but this is where I am.  Please tell me it will be worth it???  Because all I'm thinking is "What have I done?" and "This is soooo not worth it" and "Where's the nearest Planned Parenthood?"  

 

 

TTC- I can't believe that your brother is old enough to serve in the military?  He looks like he's about 15 years old!  Yikes!


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Janellody, I knew you were out there somewhere.  Good to 'see' you!  I'm excited for your scan on Monday.  I was sure that I was having a girl so when DS popped up, it was a big surprise.  It actually took me a couple days to adjust.  I was very sure...

 

scowgirl, glad to hear that things are going well for you and...its almost Friday!  I totally understand about time going fast and slow at the same time.  Seems like that's the way it feels for the whole pregnancy.

 

taurustheta, I'm so happy to hear that the hematoma is receding and you are up and about.  And yay! for heartbeats!

 

dbgk, what time was your scan?  Pins and needles, lady, pins and needles.

 

TTCCOC, I love the poop face!  Does he always make that face?  DS's was much more of the classic 'pushing' face.  Connor looks like he's singing an opera about poop.  And I totally get the hospital bill WTF.  My midwife charges around $2500 for a homebirth which includes all the prenatal care, the birth itself and a couple visit after birth.  We ended up transferring to the hospital where the bill was like $10,000 or something ridiculous.  Insurance paid for most of it but not all. 

 

And I know that circumcision can be a touchy subject round these parts so no flames, please.  I'm just talking about the cost.  There is a midwife who will travel to your house to perform a circ if you have a homebirth for $150 or it's $100 if you drive to the birth center where she is based.  That was our plan before we transferred.  Since we were already at the hospital, we figured, why not do it here?  Well, it was $800 and because it's considered elective surgery, we had to pay the entire thing out of pocket.  Grrrrrr....  The exact same thing that the midwife does, same method and everything.  The money side of birth pisses me off to no end.  In cases where medical intervention is necessary, fine.  The charge is what it is.  But in cases of simple vaginal births, why does the same birth cost $2,500 with a midwife and $10,000 at a hospital?  I just don't get it.  Sorry, that was a huge rant.  Stepping down from soap box now....

 


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He always makes that face. And he'll go, "Ughhh." as soon as it comes out. No lie. He really does that. It's the funniest thing ever and I ROFL everytime I get to experience it. He also sleeps like that, with his mouth wide open. I can't wait until he's older and starts snoring his face off. O_o

 

Hospital rant, the epidural that I didn't want cost $900. We "only" have to pay $180 of it but it still pisses me off. I didn't even pay attention to how much we had to pay for the circ... Hm. It must have been covered or I would have noticed. The only "significant" bill we got was for $2600... But that was for the c-section which was $15000!!! I'm pretty sure the epidural was the 2nd biggest bill so they must have paid for the circ. Interesting.

 

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