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    Woohoo they're fantastic numbers hun!!!!!!!! I am so happy for you!!! Congratulations!!!

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    Sorry I've kept everyone in suspense (and worry) but poor Mummy has had not one minute spare to get onto the computer until today. It's a constant cycle of feeding, washing, crying etc and when I've had a moment to myself I plonk on the couch exhausted or fall into bed myself. DH has been great, getting up lots in the night to settle her, that I don't know how I will cope (or cope as well) next week when he goes back to work.

    Anyhow, the birth story. Baby Josephine didn't want to wait until 38 weeks to be born, which was when Dr M thought he would have to induce her. Instead, at 36 weeks 3 days, when I got up at 2.15am to go to the toilet my waters broke (these things always happen in the dead of the night). I didn't have any pain, but there was water everywhere. In my haste to get out of bed I also slammed into my bedside table, so my arm was in pain, but nothing else. We rang the hospital and they said to come in. On the way in the car the contractions started, at about 5 minutes apart. At this point I couldn't remember anything about giving birth - nothing!! By the time we got to the hospital contractions were 2-3 minutes apart - I'd remembered by now that one of DH's jobs was to time the contractions and write them down. This continued for about 30 minutes, but no-one (the nurses) seemed massively concerned, just kept doing obs. Then the contractions started to lengthen, 10 mins, 15 mins, 30 mins, until 5 hours later I realised they'd stopped. I was confused, as I thought contractions were supposed to go the other way. I was moved from the observation room to my own room, and told that since my waters had broken we weren't going anywhere.

    At this point though I remembered that we hadn't chosen a name!! DH pulled out his laptop and started reading through hundreds of names, while I vetoed them. I'd always liked Jospehine, and no others came close, so that was decided pretty quickly. The middle name was whittled down to three.Dr M came and said that a C-section would occur the next day if she decided she wouldn't come along naturally. An induction was now out of the question as my waters had broken.

    Nothing happened until 18 hours later the contractions started again on the Monday morning about 2am again, and this time they were much worse than the first day, that I thought it was actually going to happen. Same thing though, they started close together, and slowly over 8 hours became less often until they stopped. At 11am it was decided that a C-section would be scheduled for 5pm that afternoon, and frankly I was glad (if not a little scared) that finally my little baby would be here. A little later this was brought forward to 4pm and before I knew it I was being wheeled down at 3.25pm.

    DH was changed into scrubs and when he came back and we sat/lay waiting outside the anaesthetic room, I started panicing / getting emotional as my poor baby still didn't have a middle name. I was desperate that she had a name as soon as she was born, even though everyone else was saying that it didn't matter and her name could be chosen later. We quickly got rid of one of the names, and with moments to spare decided on the middle name, Jean, which is after both our Mums. I was so relieved and very happy that my little girl would have a name.

    The epidural was horrible!! Fireworks exploded in my left leg, but DH held me extremely tight and I just tried to concentrate on sitting still. However my legs remained in a bent position, well so I thought, even though everyone kept saying that they were actually straight, it was totally weird. Once the epidural was over, everything else went really quickly, and before I knew it, they were lowering the screen and letting me look at her head. The screen was really quite high on my chest, and because she was so premmie and had to go to the special care nursery I didn't get to have her on my chest or breast feed as I'd wanted, so just got a couple of kisses. In a way though I just wanted them to stitch me up and get back to the ward to start our new life together.

    Well, feeding time is just about around again, so I'll fill you all in later about baby Josephine's first ten days.

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    Oh Bertie, congratulations I am so happy to hear that you and little Josephine are doing well and now getting stuck into those first few crazy weeks!!!!!! It must feel amazing to finally have your precious girl after so many trials and tribulations . I'm sure she was worth the wait xxx

    This Sydney thread has its own private FB group. If you would like to join I can arrange it. The girls on there are amazing and so helpful. And that goes for anyone else too!

    Me: I'm now TCC #2 it's been just as a hard slog as no 1😖
    I'm going to be having a FET cycle soon and am currently awaiting results from the illustrious Dr M. I saw him today as he performed a Hysteroscopy on me.

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    @MGC Bertie massive congratulations on the birth of your precious little girl Josephine! I'm sure you can't believe she's finally here!! Such wonderful news!! Congratulations again xx

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    Yes, Lilac, if you can PM me how to join the Sydney Facebook group that would be good.

    TimeHasCome...... yes I just can't believe that she's here. I've had four crying melt-downs since she's been born about that - DH keeps saying that I should be happy, not sad, but I say that I am happy, I just can't believe it, that she's mine to keep xx

    Tomorrow the community nurse (or whoever she is) is doing her home visit - sometime between 9.30am and 3.30pm - talk about not committing to a time. I've been bossy the past two days making DH pick up things and put things away. I really don't know why I'm fussing as my house is pretty tidy, clean and neat, no clutter etc but for some reason I feel like she's checking up on the home environment, as much as the baby. I keep catching myself thinking that there has to be many, many worse houses and worse home environments than mine, but the OCD in me keeps coming out!! DH goes back to work tomorrow, so it will be my first day alone when the nurse visits!! Will I be fast asleep and not hear the doorbell? Will the nurse visit right at feeding time, because if J doesn't get her feed exactly on time she screams the house down!! Tomorrow's also bath day, but I think attempting that alone for the first time, with the prospect of the nurse turning up to hear J scream blue murder (as she hates being naked) is also a bad idea, so I think I'll hold off another day for the bath.

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    I think i may be part of that FB group, what is the name again?

    Hello everyone... still lurking around. We are have stalled to a complete stop. I hate how much money ivf is these days.... really wish those budget clinics didnt have rules.


    Quote Originally Posted by Lillac View Post
    Oh Bertie, congratulations I am so happy to hear that you and little Josephine are doing well and now getting stuck into those first few crazy weeks!!!!!! It must feel amazing to finally have your precious girl after so many trials and tribulations . I'm sure she was worth the wait xxx

    This Sydney thread has its own private FB group. If you would like to join I can arrange it. The girls on there are amazing and so helpful. And that goes for anyone else too!

    Me: I'm now TCC #2 it's been just as a hard slog as no 1������
    I'm going to be having a FET cycle soon and am currently awaiting results from the illustrious Dr M. I saw him today as he performed a Hysteroscopy on me.

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    Huge congrats on the birth of your sweet baby girl @MGC Bertie!! I bet she is just perfect! Despite the hard work in the early days, it is amazing to look at them and wonder how you got so lucky. I hope you are recovering well and enjoying the precious newborn snuggles xxx
    p.s Please do PM your email to me or @Lillac so we can add you to our little FB group, would love to have you join us!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chiefsgirl View Post
    Hcg is 232 and p4 is 146 I'm 13dpo or 8dp5dt!
    Ohhh Chiefsgirl I'm overjoyed for you!! Congrats on your BFP and best wishes for a trouble-free pregnancy. Love to see the long-term warriors getting their well deserved bubbas 😃😃😃

    @felicita- lovely to hear from you! Sorry to hear you had a rough time and ended up in hospital... I often wondered how you were managing with the twins. So pleased things are better now and hope they keep improving xo

    Hi to Traveler, Bella, TTHC, Fingerscrossed, Nattie, Lillac and the other ladies still following... not much news from me. Our Jul FET ended in a chemical pregnancy. AF arrived yesterday and we're rolling into another natural FET now. No such thing as easy is there?!

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    Bertie, congratulations on the arrival of little Josephine!

    SimpsonDesert, I'd love to join the Sydney FB group if possible!

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    Hi ladies I don't come on here much but @SpringRain if you want to join the FB sydney group and Simpson hasn't already done so pls PM me and I will organise. Sorry for huge delay!!

    Hope everyone is well x


 

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