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    Nessika,
    we gave up on the idea of falling pregnant, went for a long holiday in Bali and spent all our savings!
    I think a combination of rest, relaxation, great food ... Lots of tropical fruits, and sunshine, combined with IVF maybe 'teaching' my body what to do .... And then once pregnant because I was still in Bali all of the above still applied. Or maybe it was the Balinese gods shining on me, or maybe it was just time.
    No idea but it was a welcome surprise/blessing ... Whatever the cause.

    I was also very nervous about every test and every week, hoping things were developing well. It got a little easier after 12 week scan, and now after 20 week scan & that bubba is moving a lot I feel much more relaxed and confident. When are your next tests?

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    JFB I had to look up what tinnitus was because I was getting it mixed up with tinea. Boy you sound like you're in the wars right now - has the ringing gone away?

    FionaA I love your story!!! Very Eat Pray Love - wow you must have been in shock. I knew you must be past the scary stuff as you know you're having a boy & once you know the sex I think you know that all is fine. I'm only 5 & 1/2 wks so have a long way to go, I'm looking forward to my 7wk u/s soon my imagination runs wild & I picture DH fainting if we saw 2 heartbeats

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    Jfb - hope the tinnitus is from a cold, and not permanent!! Or a middle ear infection. Hope you feel better soon.

    Sorry, I've forgotten everyone's posts. I'm on phone. Been hectic here. Archie has had fever and virus, and needs more loving than spencer used to need when sick! He's getti g better though. Spencer is doing ok and running around like a mad man. He seems like such a big boy now. I wasn't ready for that. Now there is a baby in the house, he's so big!
    Archie is growing steadily jfb. Last I weighed him he was about 5.3 kgs. I was thinking of going to cyh tomorrow to weigh and measure his height.
    Archie is so different to s as well. So aware and smiley.

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    MG. poor Archie, it's a bit scary when they are sick and so young. Henry the boofer is 6.5kgs already! Had his first injections today. Little face went as red as a tomato! Hope A is feeling better soon and a little less demanding

    Jfb. I hadn't heard that about tinnitus. I've had it for about 10 years. A result of a misspent youth in too many pubs with loud bands I think. I only really notice it when things are really quiet though. Hope you're coping ok with things. Really on the home stretch now

    Nessika. Glad you're feeling a little better. After almost three years of ivf to get Ruby we had four frozen (only ever had one frozen before in all 10 stim cycles, but had four from last cycle), which we used when ruby was 6 months. Despit all being perfect grade a, def get you preg embies, we didn't even get a sniff of a bfp. However I did start getting regular periods again, but had really low prog, and was 40. So we decided that was it, had run out of money anyway. Decided to buy some cheap opk tests, just for something to do really, and did the do when I was meant to be ovulating. Third month, as usual got my period early, but as a bit of a poas addict I did a test anyway and was shocked to see a bfp. At 41 our little miracle Henry was born

    Sonja. How are things going? Is DH away at the moment? Has Scarlett started at childcare?

    Amum: Have you started childcare yet?

    Welcome LG

    We are still at bl**dy northpark. Poor little H is still incredibly unsettled. Like he barely sleeps all day. They have upped his losec and put me on dairy free...so we will see how this goes. Hopefully get to go home on Saturday. Missing the Rubinator

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    you all have been busy !

    LG - your prog level will increase if you use more crinone, it's when you cut back down you need to see if it starts dropping again, if it does keep on the higher doses. I was told I "should" be fine when mine started dropping but as I said didn't want to risk it going down further, the clinic said if it made me happy and relaxed to stay on it. I had an earlier appointment than usual with my OB due to previous m/c and he said to stay on it till I pass 12 weeks, so I was glad I did.

    Nessika - yes it was only cycle I used low dose pregnyl when I got utd.

    Alittle - hate it when they deflate your hopefullness like that. I haven't heard anything that drastic about dhea at all, not even googling it. Although I was on it for about 12 mths before I finally got pregnant I had the antibody issues which I believe interferred with my cycles more than anything, if I didn't have this I totally believe I would have got pregnant earlier because I noticed a definate improvement in the quality of my embryos after taking dhea as compared to the previous cycles, ie much less fragmenting. I can't remember the number of cycles I did on dhea but I think it might be about 5 or 6. The cycle I got pregnant on was best quality ever, one perfect embryo with no fragging, the other embryo just a small amount. Considering I was 2 years older than when I started I think it was pretty darn good to get a perfect embryo when I hadn't before. My fert rates were probably similar each cycle, was hard to tell cos I went from the usual 4 or 6 eggs collected to 11 in my final cycle, but always ended up with 2 transferred and none left over. Now I'm also wondering what these apparent dangers are? as I was on it quite awhile. I have wondered if it will effect Evies hormones when she is older, I hope not as she will probably inherit my poor genes and get the same issues I've had. If she does end up with pcos like me I will be telling her to have babies young.
    A point I think I should make - my FS was very experimental with the dhea, he hadn't tried it with many patients before me and I don't believe he knew then what he knows now, bcs I asked him if it can affect progesterone levels ( something I had been wondering) and he said in my recent appointment that it can. I asked him this because for some reason when I was cycling after starting dhea I started to get high prog levels spiking up before epu and one cycle was cancelled bcs of it, and cycles after that were high but ok enough to go ahead. This was strange considering I had a low progesterone problem earlier on. Prog became my enemy when I was cycling . I wonder if it could have been because I was on it for so long, who knows. I asked FS this time if I should be on a lower dose and he wanted me to go back on 75mg as I won't be on it for long before I start my cycle.
    You still have a chance with this cycle, so perhaps you won't need to worry any further .

    BK - you poor things , hope it all improves soon.

    Must go, can hardly keep my eyes open, probably won't be able to get to sleep once I'm in bed though, bet ya.

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    morning all

    BK: sorry to hear that little H is still unsettled .....must be really hard. i hope it can improve soon. my friend with a 3 month old with reflux is getting 3 x 45 mins of sleep per day .....this sounds awful! its good tho that out of it all Ruby and Dh are now besties .

    kismet: god lady u did so many cycles!!! if the tides turn (as they seem to in ivf sometimes) then that means u should get UTD first go

    with dhea...yes i was advised to wean off slowly when pg in case it dropped progesterone too quickly and i did once have to have a repeat BT during a stim as my prog was slightly high....but i was 50mg so a lower dose anyway...

    MG: i hope little A is feeling better , he sounds like he is pretty chilled out tho!

    H woke at 5am.....i think DH woke him up gegting ready for work...i could so go back to bed. still got that damn hemmie....im just paranoid as my mate got a hemmie the size of a golfball when 37wks pg.......wonder if anyone will notice if i take a nap under the desk at work.....

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    Hi girls

    Kel - Kade starts on April how the hell am i going to let go of him i have no idea......sad already but he needs to go.....i'll try to be brave.
    At least you are somewhere where you can get some help now with the sleep......here's hoping little H turns the corner soon xx

    Jfb - Dam those hemmies....they made my life hell....try to lay down as much as you can to get the pressure off that area ( i know easier said than done) and try ice on it....bl00dy things...

    Alittle - Try not to take all that negitivity on board.....you will be ok. I think comments like those would spur me on to proving your FS wrong.

    Nessie - When do you start????

    Hi to everyone...hope you have a great day

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    Kel I hope things improve soon. It's great North Park aren't giving up on you guys. Do they think it will improve before you go? Yes Scarlett's been going to pre-school now for a month and while she still cries when I leave she has a really good time there. It's been wonderful to see her socialise with kids her own age. She generally doesn't like "small people" as she calls them

    MG I hope A gets better soon. Scarlett was definitely a lot sicker as a baby than Lucy I think the second just picks everything up and bec they're littler they can get quite sick.

    Well we got through the 2nd night of DH being away and it was the one where Scarlett's awake from 12 til 3 am, then marc woke at 3.30 and 430, then up at 6. Hopefully tonight will be better as she only tends to have one bad night a fortnight now, which she was due. Am surprised how well I do these days on so little sleep. It's no one's fault they wake so I think I'm quite zen about it these days. 3 more nights left!

    to everyone else. Sorry haven't really read back properly too sleepy.

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    Busy, busy in here!!! I will try to keep up, but apologies in advance if I miss anyone.

    Amum I know how you feel, Ash starts on the 5th April. I know he will love it & lucky i will be working so can't think about it to much.
    I stop the pill next week, sO I guess I just wait for AF & then off we go again woooohoo!!!! LOL!


    JFB I didn't get H while pg but got it after I had Ash, seriously that was worse than any csection pain.
    DH goes back on Saturday, as alwaysflatout when he is home. Looking forward to a break when he goes back to work.


    Alittle I'm sure DHEA was what got us over the line. However it now has been working against me & FS has taken me off it. Similar thing happened to me that Kismet explained. You will show your ignorant FS, anyway hopefully your FET will be your bub.


    Kel my heart goes out you ATM, I bet Ruby is missing you lots.

    Moon I hope Archie gets better soon, nothing worse than a sick baby.

    My Neice isin labour ATM, so just waiting to hear the good news. She was induced around 9am, baby is 11 days overdue. Poor darling was so over it.
    AFU I thinkAsh might be getting his molars, very high temp last night & off his food. I put my finger in his mouth to have a feel around & he nearly bit my finger off lol!
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    Nessie - how exciting for your niece, bet you can't wait to hear the good news. Evie is getting her molars too, can feel one almost cutting thru now, she's also got the runs so thinking that's the reason bcs she's generally ok otherwise, no sign of belly aches but feels a bit clamy. She cried again when I dropped her off at daycare , not her usual thing lately either.

    JFB - omg, nothing quite like the pain of a hammie , I had problems in late pregnancy but a lot worse afterwards, had to have a script of bum cream to get over it, worked pretty fast.
    Yes I agree, the tide better friggen turn . I'm already back to old habits of thinking what to do 'after failed cycle'...like find a job and a bloke, always seem to get ahead of myself when I stress. Slap me.

    Sonja - I wonder if Scarlett gets 'growing pains', does she complain of any kind of pain at all?. Reason being someone once told me her daughter use to wake thru the night every now and then for ages and then started to complain of pains in her legs when she was older, she was about 5 at the time. Mother put it down to growing pains but it became more often and to the point where her behaviour changed for the worse & she took her to a dr, waste of time, but eventually got to an osteopath that put her onto a cranial osteopath and they've been treating her and she said the difference in her dd is amazing, she also believes it saved her sanity. They believe bcs she had such a quick birth (2hrs) it was a strain on dd's body and she had issues with her neck therefore it affected quite alot of other areas of her body and including sleeplessness and behaviour issues. They also said just the way a baby is positioned in the womb can also cause a number of things like reflux aswell as disrupted sleep patterns etc. What she said to me made sense anyway, I thought it was pretty interesting.

    As I said in last post, didn't sleep much again, blaming humidity, it was an awful night. Thankfully Evie had a bit of a sleep in until 7.50am..bless her cotton socks! I'm starting to think I'm becoming an insomniac.


 

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