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    Default IVF Babies due July/August/September 2015!

    Beautiful pic @MrsSG so glad your scan went well. I had a 'feeling' with DS he was a boy and I was right (didn't find out til delivery though).

    Welcome to all of the lovely new ladies, wow our group has certainly grown!

    AFM just plodding along as usual. MS has finally started to ease at 14+3 woohoo! I have been allowed (by DH) to use my doppler once a day and I am consistently finding bubba now! About 150bpm. (Spent a week or two listening to my own HB :/ haha!)

    Hope everyone is doing well, sorry for no personals. x
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    MrsSG I have looked online at some cots/prams so far but won't go into any baby shops or buy anything baby related til after 20 weeks! Worried if I think/plan ahead too much I will jinx myself. Currently 11+4 so a couple of months to go

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeamCarts View Post
    I had a 'feeling' with DS he was a boy and I was right (didn't find out til delivery though).
    @TeamCarts glad you're feeling better hun 😊 Are you going to find out the sex this time around?

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    @MGC Bertie - I tried for a natural with my dd. My waters broke on the stroke of midnight going into her due date but because no contractions started, I got some rest and I made my way into hospital at about 8 am in the morning as per the midwives instructions over the phone. Then I spent a full day walking around and around the hospital grounds and up and down all of the stairs trying to get some contractions started but nothing! They let me wait it out in hospital over night without being induced so I lay there all night listening to the poor labouring woman in the room next to me chant "One! Two! Three! FOUR!!!" Whilst banging on our adjoining wall with each yell.....and then finally.... her baby crying! Beautiful and lovely and all that, but....I needed my sleep! I think my DH was a little traumatised with his head under his pillow

    So I was started on the oxytocin drip about 9am the following morning which they slowly increased to maximum dosage so I was having contraction on top of contraction....but only dilated up to 1.5, maaaaybe 2cm at the most So I had to have an emergency c- section because my waters had been broken for too long.

    Call me crazy but , even though I never got my natural birth.... I am very very happy I got to experience the whole "waters breaking" and 5 hours of contractions so yeah, I can honestly say I have no regrets. As soon as they pulled my dd out of me, she was taken to a table 2 meters next to me with my DH who cut the cord and watched her get her checks and then she was bought over to me to cuddle/kiss and get our first pics while I was getting stitched up. They then wheeled me (while still holding her) to recovery with my DH about to pee his pants next to me. We then had beautiful relaxed skin-on- skin time where she rooted- for and found and latched onto my boob all by herself and and had a nice long feed/suck until she fell asleep. Then after a while they wheeled me (still holding my sleeping dd ) to our suite for the next 5 days.

    She was born at 2:13pm and I got up for the first time for the best shower of my life at about 7 am the following morning which was a bit painful and I could tell I'd had major surgery. From then on though, I swear I found recovery a piece of cake and I could bend down to pick stuff up no problem and was driving 3&1/2 weeks later. I didn't actually want to drive any earlier as I was a walking zombie with zero sleep and bleeding raw nipples.

    I've toyed with the idea of trying a VBAC but, I've experienced the first part of a natural and I can't fault any part my c- section experience so I miiiiight just go the c-sec again and keep my lady-bits intact as my dd was a whopping 9 pound, 10 ounces with a fat head which runs in both families.

    My advice, if you go the c- sect way, ask yourself how important immediate cuddles are and then find out your hospitals policy and if they will take into account your birth plan or wishes. I've heard of other people who go to recovery on their own for a couple of hours while the husband has the baby on his own or is out showing it off to the waiting grandparents .....that would NOT be cool with me AT ALL!!! I'm not sure if that's a private / public thing but I was private. I have also heard if this happening to ladies who have really bad vaginal/anal tears.

    Also...... I really think it helps to go into the whole birth experience with a somewhat open mind as you never know how you will handle labour or what will happen.... though don't be bullied either! x
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    Lucky... chin up, hopefully everything will turn out allright. Thinking of you xx

    Kayz... how lucky weaning off Pred at 7wk. I go to see my immune specialist in 10 days time, but I'm pretty sure the protocol will be change from Dex at about 8weeks (as it can cross the placenta at 9wks) and then be on Pred instead for a good number of weeks after. And I think Clexane will only be stopped much later, some with immune issues have said 17-18 weeks, so I can see my injections running for some time yet.

    Ladydee.... thank you soooo much for your detailed explanation of your experience. It's exactly that kind of thing that's helping me get some realistic ideas of what it's going to be like. I really am thinking that if the OB suggests/wants a CS, then I'm just going to go with that, even though I had always imagined that I would have a natural labour. Saying that, my dream was also to have a baby 10 years ago, rather than at 42, so I'm thinking I need to make sensible decisions. Yes, strangely, one of my greatest (irrational!!) fears is that the baby will be mixed up, so I don't want baby to move away from me, and if so I want DH to be with baby rather than me.

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    @MGC Bertie - my Ob was suggesting to me to have a c-section for the whole last part of my pregnancy as he could tell my dd was going to be pretty big! I would go for my check ups leading up to my due date and he would start feeling the top of my belly and say. "Oh, she's still quite high" and then he'd make his way down to the lower part of my belly and say "oh no, she has actually dropped! Whoa, she's gonna be a big one, that's for sure!" .... Ah thanks, just what a first time mom wants to hear! Lol. But, he listened to my wishes and gave me a real good go at trying for a vaginal delivery. All the doctors/ nurses were all saying "whoa!" as they pulled her out of me as she looked so big! I think I gave birth to a toddler
    A baby mix-up was my biggest fear too! My hubby had strict instructions from me to not let her out of his sight , no matter what happened during the birth!!! She ended up being his mini-girl-clone so there was no worries there in the end....lucky she was an IUI bub or else I'd have wondered if she was from my egg or not! I didn't get a look in at all

    Read a heap of birth stories and talk to your Ob.... you'll make the right choice for yourself in the end x

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    @KayzB no we are having another suprise DH really wants to know this time but we decided it's really not that long until we find out! It was so nice when I delivered and DS was laying on my chest last time covered in a blanket, the OB gave DH the honours of lifting the blanket to see what the sex was and announcing it to the room! How about you?
    @gingermillie just be careful not to leave the furniture thing too late. We went at 16 weeks for DS (I felt sick the whole time I was there like I was jinxing things) but my boori furniture didn't arrive until I was nearly 32 weeks. (Our chest of drawers arrived when I had already delivered DS! (37 weeks) It usually takes around 12 weeks to get stuff in (especially boori) and with us there was a huge delay and shortage. Not sure what you want but just keep in mind it takes a while! (Also gave us a chance to pay it off!)
    @Luckyme1 Goodluck, I will be thinking of you x

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    Quote Originally Posted by gingermillie View Post
    MrsSG I have looked online at some cots/prams so far but won't go into any baby shops or buy anything baby related til after 20 weeks! Worried if I think/plan ahead too much I will jinx myself. Currently 11+4 so a couple of months to go
    That is some epic restraint! While we haven't bought anything other than clothes yet, but I have picked out everything we're getting - down to accessories and art. We'll start shopping once we clear out the room (it's currently our office).

    Had my Verifi test this morning, and we are dying to find out the sex. I think if/when we have another, I'll be able to wait - but for the first, we both really want to know. And I reckon it will take us 6+months to agree on a short list of names. We are worlds apart at the moment. DH likes cute trendy names, I like rare foreign names...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeamCarts View Post
    @KayzB no we are having another suprise DH really wants to know this time but we decided it's really not that long until we find out! It was so nice when I delivered and DS was laying on my chest last time covered in a blanket, the OB gave DH the honours of lifting the blanket to see what the sex was and announcing it to the room! How about you?
    @TeamCarts how sweet! ☺️
    Initially I thought I'd want to know, but as time passes, I quite like the idea of a surprise. If it was just one bub then I prob wouldn't find out, but since it's twins, maybe we might - since have to be certain on 2 names!
    Still another 6 weeks till we can find out anyway, so still time to decide 😊 xx

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    Quote Originally Posted by KayzB View Post
    @TeamCarts how sweet! ☺️
    Initially I thought I'd want to know, but as time passes, I quite like the idea of a surprise. If it was just one bub then I prob wouldn't find out, but since it's twins, maybe we might - since have to be certain on 2 names!
    Still another 6 weeks till we can find out anyway, so still time to decide 😊 xx
    Yeah it was a really special moment. I think if I was expecting twinnies I would prob find out. Heaps more to organise and I don't envy your situation with names. It's hard enough with 1 let alone 2! GL plenty of time to still chat about it.

    We are set if it's a girl. No idea if it's another boy, we can't agree on anything! Haha


 

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