Don't lose hope!

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Don't lose hope!
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Fri, 10-30-2009 - 12:17am

Here is my story... I am an infrequent lurker to this and other ttc sites...this one has been my favorite for about 6 years.

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Fri, 10-30-2009 - 2:56am

Congratulations! I am so glad you posted, I love hearing successes, particularly after long waits, helps to keep me in the game! I totally understand your worry of m/c, and I will be a basket case if I ever do get that bfp! The only thing I would suggest right off is to make sure you are taking 5mg of folic acid every day. You are likely doing that already, but just in case, I thought I should mention it.

Congratulations again, and do keep us posted on how things are going for you okay?

Michelle


Loving Mom to three

Michelle


Loving Mom to three rambunctious 

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Registered: 10-16-2009
Fri, 10-30-2009 - 3:33am

Congratulations!!!


Thank you for coming out of lurkdom to share your story.

 

 

Pam 42 DH 48  - Hoping to give our toddler a sibling to grow up with

 

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Fri, 10-30-2009 - 5:01pm
Congratulations....Please keep us posted....How far along are you? I enjoyed reading your story and it's true how comforting it is to communicate with those that understand. I had my 2 1/2 year old a few months from turning 40 and now at 42 and 4 months I'm almost 14 weeks along...best wishes to you....sending lots of prayers. KUP!!! Cath xx
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Sat, 10-31-2009 - 1:38am

Michelle,


Thanks for your response.

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Sat, 10-31-2009 - 1:50am

Cath and Pam,


I am on cycle day 27 of a fairly regular 28 day cycle.

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Sat, 10-31-2009 - 2:47am

Hi Dawn,

Yes, I would encourage you to look into taking 5 mg instead of less than 1. I had always thought that you were to take 1mg when TTC, but when I got pregnant the last time I had two different doctors tell me that I should be on 5mg. For younger moms they still say 1mg, but it is 5 mg for older moms. The research I found suggested that the increased dose for older moms helped to protect the baby from various birth defects. However, it also suggested that when TTC you shouldn't be on the 5mg dose for an extended period of time, as it can mask a deficiency of a different B vitamin. So what I was doing is to take the full 5mg during the egg growing time, and also when implantation is possible, and to cut back just a bit during the less critical times. Mind you, I also found that since I have increased my folic acid I have not been as depressed as I often am, so maybe for me it is an extra good thing!

If you are unsure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist about it. Mine actually prescribed me a prenatal that has the extra folic acid, called Preg Vit. It comes in both the 1mg and the 5mg, and you can get it over the counter, I don't think you need to have a prescription but that lowered the cost for us. Oh, and they say to be on it for only the first three months, and then to cut back to 1mg for the rest of your pregnancy.

I can understand how hard it will be to keep quiet, we kept our last one quiet for longer than any of the others. Unfortunately I did m/c, and then I ended up telling people anyway since I figured they would wonder just why I was such a basket case! My recommendation is to tell at least a couple of people you trust so that you don't explode! And besides, if the worst should happen you will have someone in RL to help you through. But hey, you aren't going to need that because this is one very sticky little bean! Yay!

Michelle


Loving Mom to three

Michelle


Loving Mom to three rambunctious 

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Registered: 09-03-2009
Mon, 11-02-2009 - 10:31am

Congratulations and thank you for sharing your experience, strength and hope with us. You're right -- it doesn't matter how many kids you have or don't have . . . the desire to conceive a child is the same.

I'm so happy for you and pray that you have a H&H 9 months!

* sticky baby vibes *

~Melissa



Just turned 43 on 10/2/09.


TTC naturally, taking PNV, eating healthy, exercising and charting

Mother to a wonderful son, age 15 1/2
~Melissa

Just turned 43 on 10/2/09. Would love a BFP for my birthday in October!

TTC naturally, taking PNV, eating healthy, exercising and charting
Mother to a wonderful son, age 15 1/2

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Registered: 03-18-2007
Mon, 11-02-2009 - 11:30am
~*~Congratulations!~*~
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Registered: 10-20-2009
Mon, 11-02-2009 - 1:08pm

Welcome and congratulations!

Susan L.



Robert Edward Xavier Lin - Born July 31, 2010 at 5:56AM, 6 pounds 4 ounces and 19 inches long. He spent 2 weeks in the NICU but he's doing great now!
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Wed, 11-04-2009 - 1:25am

Hi Ladies,


We are hanging in there!

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