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Today 05:48 PM
Tear78 Milk8, woohooooo! That is just a magical feeling! I'm so happy hearing your updates!
Today 03:56 PM
adiejan @monkeyscience - thanks for adding me to the roster. I know you are very busy cooking that baby.

@Milk8shake -I love that you are getting kicked so much...does that sound bad! Very exciting @chuord -I love your bump pic. @tracyamber and @Xerxella - Hi Again!
Today 08:14 AM
tracyamber @monkeyscience no worries mama!
Hey do you want someone to take over the thread now? You definitely will be much busier when the baby comes.Maybe we should change the title to graduates thread- current and that way it can just continue, I dunno.



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Today 04:35 AM
Xerxella @monkeyscience - Rest up!!!! We don't need updates. You're almost there. As milk said, just update is when the bean is born.
@Milk8shake - Woohoo!!!!!!! Now, baby's not going to stop kicking you! Baby probably just rolled over and said, "Hey! There's mom's belly button! Let's kick it!"

So fun! What a wonderful constant reassurance. Don't be surprised if bean rolls the other way at some time and you don't feel them. They'll wake up and roll back.
Today 01:27 AM
Milk8shake Oh @monkeyscience , thanks for trying! Can't believe you are so damn close. I'm a bit guilty of reading and not posting too. As long as you are not too tired to update when baby girl makes an appearance, we will forgive you.

@tracyamber , @chuord , and @kewpie80 - I'm so jealous of your bumps. I have nothing at all - except chub. Literally, the baby is just making itself at home in the gap left by all the morning sickness weight I lost. There's a bit of a bump when I'm lying down, but that's it!

@adiejan , I bet you are just more in tune, but still! Five sets is a LOT!

@Xerxella you know I'm sending good vibes to you and your fighter babies!

AFM: Kicks! I've had a few random feelings over the last two weeks, but was never really sure until yesterday. In the morning, the kicks started and have hardly stopped. I never thought I would feel this much movement so quick! I thought it would be one or two here and there, and then build up over time. But today there have been so many. It's the craziest feeling in the world, and I kept grinning to myself all day at work. I still can't believe that I have this living, growing, thriving baby inside me. It's so incredibly surreal that I can't even explain it really. I
Yesterday 06:44 PM
monkeyscience Annnd ds is bawling again. Sigh. Attempted to update the roster, but am missing some stuff for some people. I love you ladies, please don't hate me!
Yesterday 06:19 PM
monkeyscience I'm sorry I just keep not posting... I'm going to try. I've been dying of tired the last few weeks, and have just not had energy for social interaction. I want to hear about other people, but responding (and not just here) has seemed like soooo much work. Last night I was up with ds basically all night. Every half hour to hour he'd cough, moan, then cry and need to be comforted. I finally gave up and took him to sleep on the basement couch so dh could get some rest for work. (dh was snoring and I couldn't sleep anyway ) The waking kept up until he got up for the day at 6 am. So I am kind of fried. I'm just glad I didn't get so uncomfortable that I couldn't sleep at all, or wake up with my neck totally screwed up, which is what I was expecting. Anyway... okay, actually, I'm going to try to update the roster THEN post. But for any who are wondering, yes, still pregnant! (38+1 today)
Yesterday 05:47 PM
tracyamber @chuord
Cutie bump mama.
Thanks for starting the belly shots @kewpie80
@Xerxella I'm sorry this is being so tough but you sound strong. I guess it is good to not have any expectations . Praying for both babies.


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Yesterday 05:21 PM
Xerxella @chuord - such a cute little bump!!!! Everyone looks so different than I imagine even if your pic is in your avatar! Lol.
Yesterday 04:41 PM
chuord Xerxella - understood. We will all just keep praying for him then. As long as you manage to keep him in there he has a chance to heal... Fingers and toes all crossed, sending the love over the miles.

Ok here's my pathetic belly pic (I took it first thing today so I'm less bloated)
Yesterday 03:05 PM
Xerxella
Fertility Challenged Graduates Thread - Spring/Summer 2014

@chuord and @kewpie80 and all - no. It's really not a good thing. There's so much fluid in his lungs that they can't develop properly. If the fluid doesn't go away somehow, it doesn't matter when he's born, he won't be able to breathe. He simply won't have the lung capacity to sustain life.
Yesterday 01:52 PM
chuord Tracy - thanks!!! It's so cute! Totally understand the home alone issue... Lol I used to worry how I'd fit one!
Xerxella - you are doing a great job! I'm with kewpie - is staying the same but still growing a good thing? I'm guessing if baby b makes it into viability but is born with hydrops they can treat when he's out? I hope there are still options! The fact he's still there and growing tells me he wants to be with you. Hugs on all your patience!
Kewpie - how are you finding it coping with your other two as well this time? I guess they're old enough to be helpful?
Adie - I'm with you I think it's just starting to pop up, I've been managing to partially belly sleep (with one leg bent up to make space) even that feels too much pressure now... I did have one great nausea free day, but it was back yesterday... So I guess there's a little more to deal with - but my day off was like a holiday! My next scan is nuchal at 13 weeks (16-10 I think) looking forward to that and the blood tests and then really enjoying this whole process.
Yesterday 11:02 AM
adiejan @Xerxella -you are sure doing a good job of keeping those babies in there. You are one strong mama. Sorry no miracle for baby B. I hope it comes!
@kewpie80 -love those bump pics! You look so happy!
@tracyamber -love your bump pic too! So cute!
@chuord -how are you feeling? I agree, I kind of forgot how quickly things grow with twins.

Hi everyone else!

AFM: I'm at a conference for attachment issues in Orlando right now. In fact I'm currently sluffing a boring session because I'm so freaking tired! I learned all about prenatal development and attachment relationships yesterday which was particularly fascinating for me right now! I'm feeling so bloated and I feel like my uterus is def popping a bit. So cool! Since I've been traveling I've seen 5 sets of identical twins. I'm sure I'm just more attuned but it's pretty crazy. Sorry I've been kind of absent...I've been reading along with lots of support.
Yesterday 09:26 AM
kewpie80
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All those cute baby bumps! I look like a beached whale! Lol. I'll post a picture when I have some reasonable clothes on. :P

AFM - So, essentially, the u/s and check up showed no change. The cervix is shortened, but basically unchanged. The cerclage is holding. Baby A looks great. He's continuing to measure a few days ahead, which is great. Unfortunately, baby B looks the same. He's growing on track, but the hydrops appears the same. I was hoping for a miracle, but now just trying to stay grounded.

PS. I'm 22+2 today.
I'm sorry you didn't get better news about B. Is it reassuring that it isn't getting worse or does that not matter? I'm glad the cerclage is holding still. You're almost to viability! That was my mantra last time when I was so scared of them coming early. 2 weeks till viability, 1 week, 1 week past, 2 weeks past...
Yesterday 08:00 AM
tracyamber
Fertility Challenged Graduates Thread - Spring/Summer 2014

@chuord
This is for you because you asked. Like I posted on the other thread it is really hard to get a shot of my belly when dh is not around.


19 weeks
Yesterday 07:53 AM
tracyamber
Fertility Challenged Graduates Thread - Spring/Summer 2014

@Xerxella
I'm glad at least things are not taking any major turns. I guess it's still a waiting game. You rock mama , 22 weeks !
Yesterday 05:19 AM
hope4light Kewpie - so freaking adorable!!!

X - glad to hear things aren't worse, but so hoping the miracle still happens. Hugs to you.

Laggie - going to check out your post :-)

Hi to everyone else!
Yesterday 04:53 AM
Xerxella
Fertility Challenged Graduates Thread - Spring/Summer 2014

All those cute baby bumps! I look like a beached whale! Lol. I'll post a picture when I have some reasonable clothes on. :P

AFM - So, essentially, the u/s and check up showed no change. The cervix is shortened, but basically unchanged. The cerclage is holding. Baby A looks great. He's continuing to measure a few days ahead, which is great. Unfortunately, baby B looks the same. He's growing on track, but the hydrops appears the same. I was hoping for a miracle, but now just trying to stay grounded.

PS. I'm 22+2 today.
09-17-2014 10:48 PM
chuord Tracy - can you post it here too for the rest of us?
Kewpie - you look so happy and relaxed in both pics! Lol I'm a tiny bit scared at how twins grow so fast... I still have no baby bump aside from my natural belly (9wks) - however I don't feel comfortable in anything without elastic.
09-17-2014 09:50 PM
tracyamber @Xerxella
You didn't post about your appointment or ultrasound. Details please!!!


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09-17-2014 09:33 PM
kewpie80
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@Kewpie
I posted a few posts before you in our ddc bump thread. Did you see it??


Your tummy is bigger. Mine too, I have heard that the second pregnancy tummies are a bit bigger than the first time.
I did see it, but it didn't register until I went back and looked that it was you. I giggled when I saw you had to use a mirror. I almost had to do the same.
09-17-2014 09:20 PM
tracyamber
Fertility Challenged Graduates Thread - Spring/Summer 2014

@Kewpie
I posted a few posts before you in our ddc bump thread. Did you see it??


Your tummy is bigger. Mine too, I have heard that the second pregnancy tummies are a bit bigger than the first time.
09-17-2014 08:21 PM
kewpie80
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Hi everyone! I haven't been on here in ages... we seem to have two graduates threads?

I just posted here:
http://www.mothering.com/forum/19-i-...l#post18019234
Your two are so adorable. Yeah, we have 2, but the other one was one that Keria had started a long time ago and it was pretty much just us from the IVF thread we used to have going. This one includes clomid and those who lose their babies easily and have other fertility issues. The old one isn't active much at all any more.
09-17-2014 08:15 PM
kewpie80 Bump pic time?

This one is current:



This one is 3 years ago almost to the day with my first set. I dare say I'm bigger this time. I'm currently measuring 22 weeks.

09-17-2014 07:24 AM
tracyamber @Laggie
They are beautiful!!!!! I'm posting here b/c it's the summer 2014 thread. I know , your a busy mom now you must be so happy


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09-17-2014 05:48 AM
Laggie Hi everyone! I haven't been on here in ages... we seem to have two graduates threads?

I just posted here:
http://www.mothering.com/forum/19-i-...l#post18019234
09-16-2014 02:52 PM
chuord Autumn laughing - ditto on GD (hope you don't), can't wait to meet your girl!
Xerxella - I thought you were close, I'm glad you're feeling better, I'm hoping you go to 36 weeks too!
Afm - ok it's 7.30am here, some girls in due date club were talking about cravings - now I want nachos lol for breakfast! Wth!
09-15-2014 10:00 PM
tracyamber @Autumnlaughing
I can't believe you are so close to meeting your baby. Time flies doesn't it?? Hope you don't have GD!


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09-15-2014 06:53 PM
Autumnlaughing @tracyamber - *any* flights of stairs kick my butt! (well, really the sore area is more in the front..) I actually live in a 2 story and work on the 2nd floor - I plan my trips up and down carefully now! And every time we've done any moving of stuff around or cleaning, I really feel it.
@Xerxella - sounds like a good attitude? And good intuition
@Kewpie - My original OB/Gyn was kind of like that - not quite as bad, though! Although, that is the one with the doctor that didn't mention our MF issues on the first IUI, so they may have had other issues, too. I *really* like the midwife I saw there, though! When I transferred to the fertility place, they ended up doing a pap, and then set me up with a 6 mo follow up at with the regular group in their office - I could have gone back to the first place, but the office mess ups are what made me stick with the new place.
@Adie & @ chuord - I'm still excited for you guys

and hi to everyone else!!!

AFM - probably do have GD. I'm frustrated, because I've already got a bizzillion allergies I'm eating around, and some weird sort of hypoglycemic tendencies that no doctor has ever cared enough about to sort out, and the GD diet info doesn't seem to mesh well with that. Also, I'd almost started to feel some trust in my body again. Oh well... Little girl is still kicking away, so that's good. I can't believe we've gotten this far! My brother is SO EXCITED to be an uncle that it almost makes up for everyone else's lack of excitement. He doesn't talk to us much, but we did text for hours on Friday. Also, went on a vacation to Maine, and it was awesome, even though I couldn't walk around nearly as much as I would have liked!
09-15-2014 04:07 PM
chuord Tracy - so excited for you with your new house! So much fun, and woman what are you thinking up and down all those stairs! Lol that's crazy!
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