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Forum: March 2017 Due Date Club   07-27-2016, 02:48 PM
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Posted By CarolynnMarilynn
For us it was a complete surprise at 44 after a...

For us it was a complete surprise at 44 after a history of infertility. Baby was conceived on a cruise - relaxing, drinking and lotsa sex!
Forum: March 2017 Due Date Club   07-27-2016, 02:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 235
Posted By CarolynnMarilynn
5th baby - surprise after IVF baby!

After experiencing extreme infertility issues with our last baby (now almost 10 months!), we were super surprised to have a spontaneous pregnancy at 44!

I have 4 other children (18, 16, 9, and 9...
Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   07-17-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 873
Posted By CarolynnMarilynn
I am enjoying this pregnancy! It's #4...

I am enjoying this pregnancy! It's #4 (http://www.mothering.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=4) for me and I am so grateful to be pregnant at 43. I can't wait to have a baby with my...
Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   06-09-2015, 06:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 611
Posted By CarolynnMarilynn
Congrats to everyone! We had our ultrasound and...

Congrats to everyone! We had our ultrasound and everything looks great, aside from a continuing subchorionic hemorrhage! We are also having a girl. This is my partner's third daughter and I will...
Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   06-01-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 747
Posted By CarolynnMarilynn
We are doing well over here, too! Had an early...

We are doing well over here, too! Had an early scan because of the previa issue (resolved, yay!) and a sub chorionic hemorrhage that was/is growing, and a 2 week trip to Japan I wanted to ensure was...
Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   06-01-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 975
Posted By CarolynnMarilynn
I just started to feel certain movement at 19...

I just started to feel certain movement at 19 weeks, and by 20 weeks it's several times a day! I was so ready to feel 'real' movement.
Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   05-12-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 558
Posted By CarolynnMarilynn
As long as everything goes ok during my next...

As long as everything goes ok during my next ultrasound (previously had previa, told it was resolving), then we are heading to Tokyo NEXT WEEK! ACKKKK! Soooo excited.

I love traveling. If all...
Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   05-09-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 846
Posted By CarolynnMarilynn
I'm checking back in! It's been a crazy few...

I'm checking back in!

It's been a crazy few weeks: I was diagnosed with placenta previa and immediately had to stop working due to spotting. Now it looks like the spotting was caused by a...
Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   05-09-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 997
Posted By CarolynnMarilynn
I'm so sorry.

I'm so sorry.
Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   03-20-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 10
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Posted By CarolynnMarilynn
I'm sorry.

I'm sorry.
Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   03-20-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 917
Posted By CarolynnMarilynn
Great pics! Because I went through IVF we ended...

Great pics! Because I went through IVF we ended up with a few ultrasounds. I also had a bleed so that was being monitored. Pure joy to see our baby on the screen. At the last ultrasound the baby...
Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   03-08-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,170
Posted By CarolynnMarilynn
This is my 4th baby, and I've had mostly...

This is my 4th baby, and I've had mostly unmedicated births. With my first I had a very long prodromal labour (in total: 52 hours, 18 hours active) and I had Nubain at the very end. For the rest of...
Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   03-03-2015, 05:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 407
Posted By CarolynnMarilynn
A latte. I always start my day with a decaf...

A latte. I always start my day with a decaf latte. Seems ok on the stomach. This morning was multigrain sourdough toast with sour cherry jam and softly scrambled eggs with butter. Yum.
...
Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   03-03-2015, 05:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 334
Posted By CarolynnMarilynn
Last night I was having a dream that a doctor was...

Last night I was having a dream that a doctor was removing my cervix and I didn't really know why. And she said she was only going to use local. And I was scared and shaky and didn't have a ride...
Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   03-02-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 775
Posted By CarolynnMarilynn
I am semi-rural east of Toronto.

I am semi-rural east of Toronto.
Forum: Infertility   02-28-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,066
Posted By CarolynnMarilynn
Czech Republic is popular for IVF travellers, as...

Czech Republic is popular for IVF travellers, as is Mexico. I've had friends go to both. CR was about 5k euros, and Mexico was about 5k US.
Forum: Infertility   02-28-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 986
Posted By CarolynnMarilynn
Oh, and the difference between 40 and 42 is big. ...

Oh, and the difference between 40 and 42 is big. And it goes way down by 43. Like 3% :-( At my clinic most women have ISCI and genetic testing. My RE said about 9/10 eggs are abnormal at 42, and...
Forum: Infertility   02-28-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 986
Posted By CarolynnMarilynn
My clinic said 5-15% chance at 42. I've had...

My clinic said 5-15% chance at 42. I've had three children without fertility help.

Have you done any baseline testing, such as AMH or a follicle count to better assess your personal reserve?
Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   02-28-2015, 06:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 475
Posted By CarolynnMarilynn
I'm taking Thorne Prenatal when I remember,...

I'm taking Thorne Prenatal when I remember, 1000IU vit D, a fish oil liquid, folate capsule, and a probiotic. I'm also on estrogen and progesterone (IVF pregnancy).
Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   02-28-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By CarolynnMarilynn
Weekend check-in :-)

Happy Saturday mamas!

Hope everyone is taking care of themselves. We still have bitter cold here. Today is laundry and cooking and taking it easy day. I'm making a beef bone broth-based veggie...
Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   02-15-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 802
Posted By CarolynnMarilynn
I am! Hoping it will be home birth #3...

I am! Hoping it will be home birth #3 (http://www.mothering.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=3) for me. My first was a planned home birth but we moved into hospital for meconium. ...
Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   02-13-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 479
Posted By CarolynnMarilynn
Just popped in to say I have a Kai too! Mine is...

Just popped in to say I have a Kai too! Mine is almost 17 though!
Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   02-13-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 343
Posted By CarolynnMarilynn
I love how oblivious kids are. My youngest and...

I love how oblivious kids are. My youngest and my partner's girls don't know about the baby yet. One of the girls just walked into the bedroom and was completely oblivious to the stacks of diapers...
Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   02-13-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 343
Posted By CarolynnMarilynn
Baby things and Mama things

I'm having quite a lovely day today. I'm watching Downton Abbey and sorting through baby things. This baby was conceived with IVF and it's been a long journey. Along the way we have bought baby...
Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   02-07-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By CarolynnMarilynn
Today was just shopping at Costco - did a huge...

Today was just shopping at Costco - did a huge shop, and the pre-requistite fridge clean. We have all 5 kids here this weekend (I have mine 60% of the time, and my partner has his kids every other...
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