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Forum: Parenting Multiples   09-18-2011, 09:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,414
Posted By elf
I have a three year old and 6 month old twins. ...

I have a three year old and 6 month old twins.  when pregnant i expected the worse.  suprisingly this has been much easier than i expected.  fun.  natural.  easy.....until last week. 
 
suddenly...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   02-22-2011, 05:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 548
Posted By elf
Hi.  I either need reassurance or a reality...

Hi.  I either need reassurance or a reality check so I can mentally get through the rest of this pregnancy/life.
 
This pregnancy was very very much wanted.  However, that doesn't really seem to...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-23-2011, 12:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 899
Posted By elf
 I didn't have time time read everyone's...

 I didn't have time time read everyone's replies.  But here is my opinion.  You know your child better than anyone.  Do you have a crazy active kid that likes to please themselves or do you have a...
Forum: April 2011   12-04-2010, 09:10 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 5,772
Posted By elf
HI- I have been reading this chat here and...

HI-
I have been reading this chat here and there but honestly i have been too sick this pregnancy to participate much. 
 
i am kind of freaking out and i am wondering if anyone else has these...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-03-2010, 09:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 467
Posted By elf
so our 2.5 yr old has been holding her poop. ...

so our 2.5 yr old has been holding her poop.  honestly it is terrible.
 
we are doing miralax everyday.  (1/4 capful).  we do everything fiber under the sun (fiber gummies, fiber bars, tons of...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   12-02-2010, 09:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By elf
I wish I was that hungry.  I am 18 weeks and the...

I wish I was that hungry.  I am 18 weeks and the thought of food repulses me.  It is not that I am really that nauseous, I just don't have an appetite. 
 
enjoy your food!
Forum: Parenting Multiples   12-02-2010, 09:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,712
Posted By elf
hi- so i hate to cry wolf.  are these normal...

hi-
so i hate to cry wolf.  are these normal symptoms when you are 18 weeks with twins. 
 
crampiness below the belly button (doesn't feel like a ctx on my stomach).   i do contract...
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   11-18-2010, 08:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By elf
I work in OB in GR.  feel free to contact me and...

I work in OB in GR.  feel free to contact me and I can give you names.
Forum: Parenting Multiples   10-17-2010, 03:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,173
Posted By elf
I am expecting twins. I have nursed my...

I am expecting twins. I have nursed my singletons. Assumed I would nurse my twins...or at least try. However, EVERY single person I talk to and EVERY single post I read talks about how the hardest...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   10-12-2010, 11:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 298
Posted By elf
I am not sure I really had RL pain with my...

I am not sure I really had RL pain with my singleton. If I did, it wasn't bad. I am 11 weeks with twins and starting yesterday I am either have cramps or maybe it is round ligament pain.

what did...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   10-08-2010, 01:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 416
Posted By elf
okay, I am only 11 weeks so there isn't much...

okay, I am only 11 weeks so there isn't much that I LOVE yet.

Love: being amazed by that my body is growing 2 people

hate: overwhelming exhaustion and nausea. not being able to sleep. peeing...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   10-04-2010, 12:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,167
Posted By elf
For starters: I admit I have issues with body...

For starters: I admit I have issues with body image. I have never been big or small. Just average but I must hold myself to some terrible standard. Having one baby wasn't that big of a deal on my...
Forum: May 2011   09-29-2010, 02:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,800
Posted By elf
yes. i have nerve damage in my right abdominal...

yes. i have nerve damage in my right abdominal area and mid back. it ranges from feeling like something is moving up and down underneath my skin to feeling like a hot searing poker has been slid...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   09-13-2010, 05:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,560
Posted By elf
HI. Officially 6 weeks 6 days with twins. 2...

HI. Officially 6 weeks 6 days with twins. 2 placentas, 2 bags---is that di/di??
This will make 3 kids under 3 years of age. Feeling officially overwhelmed at this point. SO tired. SO sick. Taking...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   09-13-2010, 05:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 934
Posted By elf
My first post...not in denial anymore...

My first post...not in denial anymore http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif.

I am creeped out, my OB just told me to gain 30 lbs. (I have a normal BMI) and my last baby...
Forum: Infertility   08-11-2010, 11:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 585
Posted By elf
what day after IUI do you usually start...

what day after IUI do you usually start prometrium
Forum: Infertility   07-21-2010, 01:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 998
Posted By elf
oh the acne. epecially around my mouth....

oh the acne. epecially around my mouth. disgusting.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-19-2010, 10:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,632
Posted By elf
Wow. Thank you for all your responses. Except...

Wow. Thank you for all your responses. Except for a few posts, the overall message from you experienced moms seems to be not to worry at all, this is completely normal.

After reading some of the...
Forum: Infertility   07-19-2010, 04:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 998
Posted By elf
how do you guys feel on prometrium? i don't know...

how do you guys feel on prometrium? i don't know if i am using it as an excuse but i feel like a crazy person. bloated, emotional, hot flashes, acne...ugh
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-19-2010, 01:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,632
Posted By elf
So of course right now I 100% assume my daughter...

So of course right now I 100% assume my daughter has been sexually molested by someone.

She was just in the bathtub and tried to put her foam letter "I" in her ear. When I told her that she can't...
Forum: Infertility   07-15-2010, 01:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,315
Posted By elf
since my last post, i have been obsessing over...

since my last post, i have been obsessing over the answer to this DHEA thing. I did a little research about PCOS that is causing infertility and from I gather, taking DHEA would make your situation...
Forum: Infertility   07-14-2010, 10:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,315
Posted By elf
confused about study results.... am i...

confused about study results....

am i correct in saying that the results said that DHEA helped people with decreased ovarian reserve only. so basically people in premenopause right?

what about...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   06-25-2010, 08:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 355
Posted By elf
I am stalking to hear what people say. I feel...

I am stalking to hear what people say. I feel like the same thing happens to me. I will have a week of EWCM, my fertiity monitor will tell me I am about to ovulate and then nothing. Then like 5 days...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   06-24-2010, 05:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 735
Posted By elf
Just wondering what the average is. Also...

Just wondering what the average is.

Also all the people that have a "normal" cycle length with a short luteal phase...does that mean you ovulate around day 20?
Forum: Infertility   06-23-2010, 01:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,902
Posted By elf
How come my $200 fertility monitor detects an LH...

How come my $200 fertility monitor detects an LH surge, I have tons of ewcm but then per ultrasound the dr says I just don't ovulate. what does that mean and what can be done to fix it. i have tried...
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