March is here!!!

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March is here!!!
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Thu, 03-01-2012 - 12:31pm

We were all pretty quiet the last half of February so maybe a new thread can bring us back to our normal chit-chat =)

Amy ~ I see you are 8w3d now, how are you feeling?

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Thu, 03-01-2012 - 12:53pm
cant wait for spring... im done with freezing temperatures !

ive decided to stay with my clinic... although the other clinic has better fresh cycle stats, my clinic has better FET stats so it doesnt really make sense to make the move unless i end up needing another fresh cycle ( i hope not ever ever again) my goal is to just get anna one sibling ( a far cry from my original goal of 5 children lol) Im an only child and my DH only has one brother who we really dont see so i dont want her to be alone in the world someday.

Caryn- So exciting youre moving along with your FET ! i cant believe how quick these miracles are growing... im a little jealous of all kylies new words but thats a post for a diffferent time. I hear you about getting healthier im the heaviest ive ever been (including pregnancy) so im developing a plan after i stopped BFing it all packed on !

Chris- I hope youll be joining us on the FET train this summer im trying to convince DH to do it prior to september so maybe ill be a little more in line with you girls if i succeed

Havinfaith- i too hope your little one is doing well ! id love an update when you get some time enjoy every minute

peanuts- didnt realize you guys had started cereal ! i was so scared to we just skipped it anna already had poop issues on BM only ! hope your little guy enjoys it, these babies are getting too big too fast :(

Sarah- how are the babies doing? been praying for you guys lots. hows the move/packing going. ive only had to do it once with one baby and it was bad enough lots of "props" to you


hope everyone else is well pregnant or not !
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Fri, 03-02-2012 - 1:00pm

Caryn - Are you getting a little more excited for your FET.. Are you still planning on transfering Aug/Sep?

----"Never give up on something that you can't stop thinking about every second of every day."----

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Mon, 03-05-2012 - 9:23am
Wow, looks like there could be some 'summer' action around here, how exciting!!!

Caryn, I felt the best with my last pregnancy. Don't know if it was due to all the walking I did, my GD diet, or just plain luck. I still try to watch what I eat but I haven't done much walking as I am waiting for the 'Spring' weather to come. I know what you mean 'where does the time go' , I look at Xander and he is almost 5 months!

Sarah - hope your little ones are doing well and you can bring them home very soon!

Sorcet - Good idea to stay with the clinic with the better FET rates. Looks like you will have some cycle buddies:)

Chris - Did you stop BF? Eventhough I am still nurising, my 'friend' arrived last week for a visit. What testing do you have to get done for your prior to FET? Is it the pap, mammo, infectious disease labs??

AFM - we got our bill last week for yearly 'storage' fees. Yesterday, I spoke with DH and he wants to give our one little frostie a shot.. He wants to do it Soon as he said 'I am not getting any younger'. I think the final decision will depend upon a few factors, what the RE says, insurance coverage (if any), my overall health - I'm old-hee hee. My DH's company has new insurance and 'supposedly' they have infertility coverage lifetime max of $10G, but when I call and inquire about FET, none of them seem to think it will be covered, ugh:( IVF - yes, FET - no... WTH! So, I guess my next steps are to make appt. with RE so see what is required of me.. I need to get a mammo done but I am still nursing. Has anyone had a mammo done while nursing???

Hope everyone has a GREAT week..

p.s. A cyber friend of mine who was on the TTC over 40 board, her DH had an aneurysm and passed away. Please pray for her and her 3 young children.
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Mon, 03-05-2012 - 9:38am
Forgot to update - yes, my little guy is on the mend:) Don't really know what was the cause so I am still abstaining from dairy. Dr. said no cereal/food until 6 months but he really looks forward to his 'dinner':) I give him Hapybellies brown rice cereal with probiotics and thus far he has had no 'pooping' issues.
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Mon, 03-05-2012 - 3:29pm

Peanut - YEY!! going to transfer your frosy.. how exciting.

----"Never give up on something that you can't stop thinking about every second of every day."----

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Mon, 03-05-2012 - 3:57pm
Taressa ~ It sounds like a good call to stay with your RE if they have better FET stats. Maybe that means they are pickier about what they freeze and your embies have a better chance =) Interesting that you mention picking up weight after you stopped nursing. I'm a little concerned about that. I plan to stop in the next three months or so and am not sure how to know what kind of calories need to be taken away as I stop nursing. If you don't mind me asking, how fast did the weight come on after you stopped nursing? Did you stop over a short period of time? I'm thinking of dropping one feeding a month for three months and am hoping it'll help my body regulate. Any advice is much appreciated.

Chris ~ No one can blame you for wanting another cycle (or 3) off from testing. There's really no hurry since you aren't planning a FET until later in the year. I can totally relate to food just being "grab what you can" at the beginning. I was eating very healthy before I got pregnant and got a little lax during pregnancy (darn cheeseburger cravings!) and afterwards. I've made an effort in the last few weeks and I'm already feeling better. We're targeting late June or July for our FET. We'd like to leave time for 3-4 FETs and a natural cycle this insurance year. I hope it's easier for both of us with #2. Maybe our bodies figured out something?

Peanut ~ I can't believe Xander is almost 5 months old, wow! Good to hear that his Hapybellies cereal is working well for him =) I don't think you can get a mammo done while nursing. Not sure how long they want in between weaning and mammo though. If you find out please KUP. Fun that you are moving on with your FET. Do you have an desired timeline in mind? I'm so sorry to hear of your friends loss...how very, very sad =(

AFM (Caryn) ~ We had a great weekend. Lots of family time and even dinner out on Saturday with my MIL, BIL and parents. My chimichanga and margarita were amazing =) I'm expecting surge this week so I'll go in for some more monitoring. This week it's hit me that I only have a few weeks until I will begin the weaning process =( Nursing has been an amazing part of my motherhood journey and I'm very sad to be winding it down. Before I had a baby nursing freaked me out. I didn't know if I could do it at all and set my "aspire" goal at 6 months. Now I find myself clinging to it and being sad that we will give it up by the time she's 2. The plan right now is to stop her mid day nursing the beginning of April, her evening nursing the beginning of May and the morning nursing session the beginning of June. She turns 2 on May 29th. Sigh. I know it'll be fine and it'll be better for my FET but right now it just makes me sad...
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Mon, 03-05-2012 - 4:13pm
Caryn- it took me about a month to wean I continued to lactate for 4 months though ! I had actually lost weight through pregnancy and after Anna I weighed 11 lbs less than i did before I got pregnant. It stayed off most of the first year around 9 months I noticed I had gained a few pounds. Now 4 months after I started to wean I'm up 23lbs from where I was the day after she was born. About 15 of those came with in 45 days or so of weaning. That being said I've struggled with weight pcos and on/ Off thyroid issues and truly think pregnancy/ BF got my hormones in balance. I continued to eat those extra calories I didn't worry about while nursing. I think as long as you pay attention and stick to your normal diet (which mine has not been) you'll be more than fine. Weaning is emotionally difficult but I enjoy this new phase ! And you are so awesome for going strong for so long !
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Wed, 03-07-2012 - 9:35am

Hi everyone!!!!!!!!! Long time no chat:( I have tried to read through the posts and WOW.......looks like there will be quite a few FET's this year! Well, good luck ladies. The little one that is in my carrier right now was from an FET. If anyone has any btdt questions feel free to ask me!

I have had zip, zero, zilch time lately. A 2 year old and a newborn is not for the faint of heart.......LOL! I will give you an update- so DD#1 LOVES being a big sister. she is all over the baby. That's both good and bad. BUT she dose try to slap her sometimes. The dr said that its very normal so I feel like I am constantly on the defense. DD was never like this before but then again we never had a baby around this long before:) DD#2 is doing well.......its been a little ruff though. I found out a couple weeks ago that she has milk/soy intolerance. so I had to cut dairy and soy out of my diet. That is hard because they are both in EVERYTHING. She is feeling better now though. she still has some residual effects. She also has reflux so I have a hard time laying her on her back, which means I sleep sitting up while I hold her over my shoulder. That's the only position she was not screaming in pain. we are getting there though. the dr said that in a week I should continue to see improvement. Also she refuses a bottle. I have tried everything (well DH has) and every bottle. I have 1 more that should

 

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Wed, 03-07-2012 - 11:42am
Taressa ~ Thanks for sharing! Crazy that your continued to lactate for 4 months after weaning...did you pump or just notice that you were "full"? It's wonderful to hear that you enjoy your new phase. What do you find particularly enjoyable about it? Maybe if I focus on those it'll help =)

havinfaith ~ Great to hear from you! You sound like one busy lady!!! My daughter was soy and milk intolerant too. I can remember how overwhelming it was to overhaul our diet and you're right it's in EVERYTHING. Once I found a bread that was "safe" and some other staples it became much easier. I would say it took about 30 days before we felt like we had a menu we could choose items from. Please give a shout out if you need some BTDT advice. I'm sure I'll be doing that with you for the FET later this year =)

AFM (Caryn) ~ I thought I would surge this week but my CBEFM is still showing "low" so who knows what's happening - looks like a long cycle. Hopefully it doesn't happen this weekend when I would have to drive an hour each way for monitoring...if it does I may delay the monitoring cycle until next month. Maybe my new thyroid meds are messing with my cycle?
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Wed, 03-07-2012 - 11:55am
yeah i know caryn i thought iw as along but the LCs assured me its normal for it to take a LONG time to dry up. in the beginning i did pump. but then i just randomly would soak through shirts it was a lot of fun ! lol. i think you enjoy nursing much more that i did for me it was a lot of work so i enjoyed the new found freedom as well as not worying about pumping at work that was stressful. But now just seeing her growing so quickly is great. i just keep thinking every time i think about her hitting a new stage i say " i wish i could freeze the way she is right now" but i say that with every stage, this may be new and different but i think youll feel that way too !

havinfaith- sorry to hear youre having such a hard time. i too cut out soy and dairy for a long while until i realized DD got no relief ( shes actually lactose intolerant) I know how hard it is, glad to hear its slowly getting better though ! I second caryn bring on the FET advice ! and btw 7 hours a night ... youre a very lucky girl ! praying your work transition goes smoothly


just a little update from me- anna is currently cutting 3 teeth that i know of right now, ( she only has 4 at 16 months) so please pray for me and my cranky cranky baby :)

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