Graduated POASers

posted 9 months ago in Pregnancy
Post # 574
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception/The Gallery

SeaOfLove :   panda_bear3 :   slomotion :   Mls1988 :   mrsatoz :   MsPlucky :  hi ladies! Sorry for the delay in getting back to you all—thank you for all the kind words! We’re finally starting to feel settled in; Sloane is three weeks old today (!!!), BFing MUCH better (no longer supplementing or pumping for now!), she only woke up ONCE last night, and is just the sweetest little thing! 

I wont lie, this new mom stuff is HARD. The worries, sleeplessness, a bit of isolation being home all day—but Darling Husband has been amazing and lets me feel what I’m feeling and I’ve had great help from my mom and a few close friends. 

I have no advice for you other than be kind to yourself, you’re doing (or will be doing) the best you can. Take advantage of people offering to help, and WEAR YOUR BABY! 

Post # 576
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

DrunkInLove :  omg <3 <3 <3

 

I guess I can re-roll call again.  I’ve finally beat the control on both a cg and FRER.. my betas were 13 on 10dpo; 163 on 14dpo; and 473 on 16dpo so it looks like I’m doubling roughly every 28 hours. πŸ™‚  I’ve been put on 400mg progesterone daily, because my progesterone at 14dpo was on the low side.  Not so low that anyone but me was freaking out, but low enough that the doc and nurse said I should take it so I stop freaking out. lol.

Your age/partner’s age: 29/32

Estimated Due Date: 11/20/18

Baby #: 1

# of cycles TTC: 11.  CP on 7th cycle, and a few pretty long cycles especially after the CP, meant we had been trying over a year by the time we got our BFP.

Did you try anything new the cycle you got your BFP? We were in hawaii when I implanted.  Interestingly, for my CP I was in Alaska at implantation.  Seems like travelling west helps implantation for me. πŸ˜›  So there you have it folks: screw preseed and acupuncture, just travel west.

What are you most excited for with this pregnancy? Oh all of it.  Right now focused on the US.  I want a nice strong heartbeat so I an relax a bit.

What are you most worried about with this pregnancy? Miscarriage

Did you/are you finding out the sex? Or are you Team Green? Finding out as soon as I can!  NIPT!

What advice do you have for current POASers? Just focus on one month at a time.  It’s all any of us can do.  Oh and travel west.

Post # 578
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

SeaOfLove :  My US is in just under 2 weeks, on March 30–6w3d πŸ™‚

Post # 580
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Buzzing bee

amanda1988 :  Love this roll call! I’m so excited! Can’t wait for your ultrasound! My little guy is getting shots on the 30th, so thinking of you and your little babe at the ultrasound will help me take my mind off of his pain! 

DrunkInLove :  Aww! Hi Sloane! What a cutie! Time flies by soo fast. And agree completely, it is hard. Breastfeeding every 2 hours is hard. Dealing with painful nipples and mastitis is hard (mine has cleared up now thank goodness!). But as cliche as it sounds, every second is worth it, and all the pain is worth it. 

Post # 582
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

SeaOfLove : Oh, the joys of pregnancy! I’m worried about swelling, especially because I’m due at the end of August…which is a lovely time here in the Midwest. It should be a wonderfully hot/humid 3rd trimester.

But I’m glad to hear things are going well, fingers crossed for a smooth/uneventful few weeks for you πŸ™‚ 

Post # 583
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Helper bee

Decided to check back in and so glad I did!

DrunkInLove : OMG she is gorgeous! Those eyes!

  amanda1988 :  Yay I am so happy to see you here! I was in the June group with you. So so happy for you!

 

AFM- I am having a boy!  That wasn’t the only news we got at our 20 week ultrasound unfortunately. We found out our baby has a congenital heart condition called Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF).. He also has a smaller than usual right ventricle of his heart. Everything else is completely normal, but because of the heart conditions we ended up having an amniocentesis to rule out genetic abnormalities since TOF can be associated with Down Syndrome and DiGeorge Syndrome, and the addition of the right ventricle issue made the fetal cardiologist concerned there could be a genetic condition. I had to wait over 3 weeks for the final final results, but luckily everything genetically is normal and the heart condition is just a fluke that happened. He will need 1-2 open heart surgeries during his first few months of life (first week of life and then a few month old). He should be able to live a normal life as long as everything goes well, so we are thankful for that. 

On top of all of this I also found out I have complete placenta previa and  will likely need a c-section. They don’t think my placenta will move.

So it was a tough couple weeks, but doing much better now! Trying to prepare for my little man that is on his way πŸ™‚

Post # 584
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2016

DrunkInLove :  What a beautiful little baby! She so looks like a Sloane.

Post # 585
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2016

amanda1988 :  IM SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!! I will sprinkle all of my pregnancy pee and baby dust on you!

 

As for me, I have my GD test tomorrow morning so we’ll see how that goes. We have a family history of diabetes/high blood sugar so we’ll have to see if that plays into my results.

I’m getting more and more uncomfortable as each day goes by and I’m only 28 weeks right now. Very tired, even things like standing in line at the store or getting in and out of the car are starting to be a struggle. Honestly, I’m done. πŸ˜‚

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