FIRST EGGIE!

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FIRST EGGIE!
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Tue, 08-17-2010 - 4:06pm

I want to THANK all of you! Without the collective knowledge of this board I am sure it wouldn't have happened. I learned so much in the "stalking" months before I posted that we were trying.

I actually did 3 HPTs because I thought for sure the first box (with 2 in it) must be somehow broken. Today I left a sample with the lab to confirm for the Dr. I won't know how far along we are until after we have an ultrasound... it is a strange feeling to have no idea.

I have absolutely NO pregnancy symptoms. I would actually prefer to have some symptoms just as a comfort that things are still cooking.

Again, THANK-YOU!

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In reply to: lilz17
Tue, 08-17-2010 - 4:35pm

I forgot to post background info.

DS is 7 months today. At 5 months we introduced rice cereal and around that time he started sleeping 5-8 hrs a night. At 5.5 months we started introducing veggies/fruits/meats and now he eats when we eat (3 times a day). What I really think did it was pumping and afternoon weaning at 6 months. I am gifted in the milk department so just before bedtime routine I pump 8 ounces and then nurse (8pm). This way he goes to bed with hind-milk in his tummy and sleeps longer. I nurse in the morning (5am) and then for the rest of the morning (9am & 11am - 4 oz each) he receives what I pumped the night before. In the afternoon he receives formula (2pm & 5pm - 8 oz each). In the end it works out that essentially we are only nursing twice a day (8pm & 5am).

When I find out how far along we are that will us a better idea what we actually did worked.

We did very little BDing because DH works shift work and we are renovating so DS and I have been spending a lot of time visiting out of town family just to stay out of the way of contractors.

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In reply to: lilz17
Tue, 08-17-2010 - 6:51pm
Congratulations!
-L

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First LO: First Try!
Second LO: 12 months TTC, Finally 150mg Clomid, HCG Shot & IUI did the trick!

"Patiently" waiting for the opportunity to have another!
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Registered: 08-17-2010
In reply to: lilz17
Tue, 08-17-2010 - 7:46pm

Congratulations!!


Cant wait to hear how far along you are!





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Registered: 07-14-2010
In reply to: lilz17
Tue, 08-17-2010 - 8:07pm

We will find out in 8 days (Wednesday).

PS: My son has the same name as yours. :)

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In reply to: lilz17
Tue, 08-17-2010 - 10:29pm

Congrats! Looks like you'll be due in April too!

Dawn


Mom to DD born April 2009 and DS born April 2011
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In reply to: lilz17
Wed, 08-18-2010 - 2:05am
Congratulations and wow!!!! Thanks for sharing your success with us :) Let us know when you get your test results back - I will be interested to hear what your due date is !
Hugs,
Jasmine
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In reply to: lilz17
Thu, 08-19-2010 - 9:11am

Congratulations on your unexpected surprise!

I hope you continue to have a symptom free, healthy and happy 9 months!!

karen lynn

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In reply to: lilz17
Wed, 08-25-2010 - 3:21pm

Dawn, you are so right! April 22 (my Mom's b'day).

It was a horrible experience! The ultrasound tech was rude and inappropriate. She gave me a condescending lecture on how breastfeeding is not an appropriate form of birth control... I politely informed her that I knew that and that is why we had been trying for a couple months. When she couldn't see much (because I am just under 6 weeks) she started ranting about how it is a waste to book appointments that early because there is nothing to see.... I live in Canada; I can not book appointments even if I wanted to, my Dr has to do it for me. For something that is supposed to be a positive experience I left feeling very hurt and angry.

I just got off the phone with her manager. I feel better. Hopefully she is more professional in the future. I can't imagine how crushed someone would have felt if the pregnancy was unplanned and she treated them the same way.

Back to happy baby thoughts. Good luck to ALL OF YOU!

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In reply to: lilz17
Thu, 08-26-2010 - 3:14am

Hey :( I am sorry that that woman was so rude and condescending to you - way to take the shine off of your excitement. I am very glad you phoned and complained.
I am in Canada too - it is not just that easy to schedule your own ultrasound as any of us here know!

I do hope your next U/S is more positive and you see that lovely heartbeat! Our due dates are only 2 days apart - I am due April 20 and first scan is next Friday - CAN. NOT. WAIT!!!!!!

Hugs, Jasmine

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In reply to: lilz17
Thu, 08-26-2010 - 12:46pm

Congrats ladies!!


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