(Closed) Graduates of the 6 month/1 year + TTC threads – how are you??!

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Post # 122
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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@hamikay:  SQUEEEEE!!!! I have been waiting (impatiently!) for you to update and reveal the gender. Congratulations! a sweet baby GIRL!!! thanks for sharing with the Bee!

Post # 123
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

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@hamikay:  CONGRATS!!!!!!  Hooray for a sweet baby girl!!!

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@elchalten:  Happy graduation!  πŸ™‚  I’m back to work F/T which sucks big time.  I mean, I’m glad I have a job and what not, but it’s a hard transition.

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@wifegoodman:  The first few weeks have been great!!  My little guy is a champion sleeper.  We actually got 7 uniterrrupted hours last night.  My biggest struggle was breat feeding.  That shiz is NO JOKE!  It was a struggle for us from the beginning.  We gave it the ol college try and are now exclusively formula.  It’s best for all involved.  But, aside from that, it has been wonderful and amazing and the best thing I’ve ever done in my life!

Post # 124
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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@Mrs. Lox:  Thank you! I ended up calling the clinic and they agreed to let me go a little longer. My new prescription will now take me up to 10 weeks. Feeling much more comfortable now.

Interesting about your AP. I have also be doing TCM for about a year and during our IVF and now I’m still going until the end of the first trimester. My AP said the same thing yesterday. I now have a very happy, healthy, strong pregnant pulse πŸ™‚

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@wifegoodman:  When talking to the nurse yesterday she repeatedly said to just stop cold turkey. But I’ll see how I feel in a couple weeks. I’m the mommy of the bean and I think I have the final say ;))

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@SapphireSun:  That’s kind of how I felt after our graduation. Lost and overwhelmed, transfered to a doc that I’ve never met. But I took things in my own hands yesterday and started calling around some midwive practices. Most of them were alreayd filled up but in the afternoon I got a call from the clinic I really wanted to get in… apparently someby dropped out and all of a sudden they had room. I don’t believe in that story but… I’m happy to take the spot. We acutally have our first appt tonight πŸ™‚

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@hamikay:  Congratulations on your little girl!!! Glad you feel more connected to her now.

AFM, as already stated to SapphireSun I somehow managed to get an appt at the midwive practice I really wanted to get in for for later this afternoon. It’s still all a little overwhelming but I’m really excited about it!  Hopefully the chemistry will work out just fine. MS has hit full force and I can’t keep any liquid down. Food is OK as long as I don’t drink anything. This is my third day with probably 2-3 dl of ginger ale over the course of a full day. That’s all that stays down.

Question: (I feel like I have so many…hope it’s OK to just throw them in) Did you guys all do the first trimester screening? What were your reasons for doing it or to opt against it?

Post # 125
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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@Candy_Nee:  Our posts just crossed. You little sleeper is a def keeper πŸ™‚ Hope it stays that way. That really sucks that you’re already back at work F/T. You must miss him so badly. Does he stay with your parents or at a daycare?

Post # 126
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

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@hamikay:  yay! how exciting!  

Post # 127
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

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@elchalten:  I did The screening.  For me, if we’d ended up with one of the trisomys that pretty much means it has no chance outside the womb and come back on the high end of risk we would have done the amnio and unit had confirmed one of those to a degree that we were satisfied with, we likely would have aborted.  I have a friend who is extremely pro life, no exceptions, that recently knowingly gave birth to a baby with anencephaly that only lived for about three hours, and for me I know I couldn’t have gone through that. 

Down syndrome showing up on the screen however, I don’t think we would have done the amnio.  If we’d come back as high risk I just would have taken it as information and had the opportunity to research how to parent a child with that condition the best we could from the get go.  I tend to skew to the “knowledge is power” side of the spectrum on most things so for us it made sense to do the screen. 

Post # 128
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

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@elchalten:  We found a great lady that keeps him at her house.  She only keeps him and her 4 mo. old and 3 year old.  She’s wonderful and affordable.  My family doesn’t live close and I wasn’t too crazy about the idea of DH’s family keeping him. 

Post # 129
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Vandiver Inn

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@elchalten:  We did the first trimester screening (bloodwork + NT scan). I’m 35 so the doctors were a little more serious about wanting to do it, although we still could have declined, of course. Personally, I’m not sure there is a situation in which we would have terminated. However, we felt that knowing if we had a specific challenge to face could help us tailor our care to our child. For example, if our baby had turned out to have Downs Syndrome, we would have known that heart defects are more likely than in an average pregnancy. So there would have been additional tests and monitoring for heart problems to make sure we were taking care of that aspect. We also would have gained the ability to prepare oursives and our lives for the additional challenges. That was our logic at least.

(Just to be clear, I would NOT have gone on to have a CVS or an amnio because of the risk of miscarriage associated with each. I know it is seriously slight. But after going through IVF to get this baby in my belly, I’ll be darned if I’m going to do a test that could take her back out. We would have opted for the new blood test that can be done to give 99% accurate results instead.)

As it turned out, even at 35, the odds of our baby having any sort of chromosomal abnormality were so low that we declined further testing beyond the blood work and NT scan. We did the screening for neural tube defects (just bloodwork) in the second tri too and that also came back negative. I think that’s the sum total of the screening we could have done.

Post # 130
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Bee Keeper

Oh my goooosh I am so happy to see this thread!!!!!!!!! I’m not gonna lie it brought little happy tears to my eyes to see everyone doing so well!! OMG!!! So happy for all you momma bees =) And still praying for all you long term TTC bees every day…. <3

 

Post # 131
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Hello my fellow 6+/1+ favorite ladies!! I’ve been working on a little project that I want to share with you guys, because it was the strength that I learned from all of you that pushed me to do this:

http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/infertility-walk-for-hope#axzz2StoF2CTt

This is for us! I know you all have graduated, but I know the pain of IF will always remain.

I thank each and every one of you for all you have done for me, for you, for this community! Thank you!

XOXOX

*Now time to go catch up – I just seen someone is having a GIRL! ahhhhh!!! πŸ™‚

Post # 132
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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@wifegoodman:  You are just too cute for words!

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@elchalten:  
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@MrsPuddingface:  So happy to see you ladies here!!

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@Candy_Nee:  He is absouletly precious!!

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@hamikay:  A GIRL!!!! Ahhhh…congrats lovely!!! XOX

Post # 133
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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@hamikay:  SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEE! A GIRL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations Momma!!!! That is SO exciting!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

Post # 134
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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@cafegirl:  Thanks so much!!! πŸ˜€

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@Candy_Nee:  Thank you!!! Sorry to hear your mat leave is up already – I can’t imagine how hard it was for you to leave that sweet face. Are you working full-time now?

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@elchalten:  Congrats on your first scan – and great HB!!! Baby is healthy and thriving, Momma!!!! You should share a pic if you have one – I’d love to see your LO!!!! I’m doing REALLY well. Finally starting to really believe this dumpling is here to stay. We scheduled the first US for June 3rd (9w4d), and first prenatal appointment on June 10th (10w4d). I just got results yesterday afternoon from my bloodwork on 5w4d, HCG is 16,715. progesterone is 29. Everything looks great!

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@Mrs. Lox:  Cheers to you being a ridiculously happy pregnant lady! πŸ˜‰

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@wifegoodman:  Your bump shots make me SO happy. Keep them coming!!! XOX

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@hamikay:  We’re planning a white, grey, and mustard nursery, with pops of bright green here and there. Have you started on it yet??

 

Post # 135
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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@elchalten:  How did your appointment go, lovey??

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@ChuckNorris:  So happy to see you doing so well! Miss you! XOX

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@Yellow.Clover:  You’re amazing, lady! *Squishes*

Post # 136
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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@SapphireSun:  Have you had another ultrasound yet? How’s baby doing??

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