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    Quote Originally Posted by JulieMalooley View Post
    Yes I was planning on doing that. My grandmother had twins and did it and she swears they comforted and soothed other and were happier together.
    Am so glad to hear all went well at your scan this arvo Luv!!

    I was going to suggest exactly what @Blossom74 and you had in mind

    Will 1 cot fit in your bedroom that you can put them both into?? It's not going to be an issue to sleep them side by side on their backs until they start to roll so you'll have a good 3 months or so up your sleeve there before they do.

    Trust me when I say that you won't want to be getting in and out of bed every 2-3 hrs to then have to walk into another room to feed them when they're newborns and change their nappies/resettle them etc afterwards. It's exhausting as it is to do that when they're in the same room as you in the beginning!!!

    Plus it'll be winter too Luv so my advice is if there's anyway you can have them in your room at least for the first few months then make it happen however you can even if that means buying a portacot with a bassinet attachment for eg as they're smaller than a normal cot so might be easier to get that in your bedroom instead??

    P.S...There's things I've done and do that are "frowned upon" Luv but at the end of the day, as long as it's not anything unsafe/dangerous, then I do what works for DD and for us!!!
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    Thanks Ladies... yes its very annoying. . Just booked a hotel and yes another 210 dollars .. wtf... I think they have the attitude that if they can pay 12000 $ for ivf plus pgd on top of that. . Then 200 is nothing for them. .. Anyways really can't do anything ...and I really don't think k they are going to reimburse anything... but yes. ... there is no harm in asking ...


    Regarding the lining .. mine was 8.3 today.. and trigger is tomm. . Does it look like it's in the right range ? I forgot to ask the nurses anything abt the lining .. how much should it ideally be ? I have got no idea abt lining ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sue77 View Post
    JM You must have had your scan by now... Waiting for your results ...

    Midnite01 sorry love .. As JM said, is leaving the medication not an option?

    A big hello and welcome to Countrygirl72 and all the new lovlies... This thread is very very supportive in this stressful journey

    BIB we totally understand that you do have family commitments especially with a toddler. In fact you have been EXTREMLEY HELPFUL AND SUPPORTIVE for all of us. Take care love and hope the slow transitioning of your dd goes really smoothly. Please Try to post whenever you can sneak out some time as this thread is incomplete without your sound advice and loving posts...

    Hello Charlie 74 Blossom74 and Bongley... How did u go Bongley?

    Chiefsgirl. Thanks for your reply in regards to intralipids.

    Corbes I really hope your friend has a late implanter....

    AFM

    Had my scan today

    Today is my last injection. I trigger tomorrow and egg pick is on Saturday.

    We had abt 9 between 16mm and 21mm and abt 4 at 15 mm. I was thinking they would trigger tonight with one egg being 21. May be LB wants the 15 mm ones to mature as well. But then I was thinking isint the21mm egg ready for pick up. Hopefully she has worked out everything as I don't one to lose the mature ones.

    Also .. Monash doesn't provide rooms at Epworth Hawthorn for DH 's sample on Saturday , so we are told to make our own arrangements... May be book a hotel closer to the place.... But that's kind of weird. ... After paying so much $ , they can't provide the service on a Sat.... It's no different to other days... Anyways...

    Everything sounds great Luv and I agree with @Bongley that I don't think you'll lose the bigger one's either. I think there's every probability of capturing them all!!!

    I also agree with all the other Girls sentiments r.e no rooms at Epworth Hawthorn. That's a frucking disgrace Luv it really is!!! As far as I'm concerned, they have duty of care to provide somewhere suitable for a man to provide a specimen. How difficult can that be FFS's??

    I'd be enquiring about having expenses for a hotel room reimbursed too. It's absolutely outrageous and after all the dust has settled from this Cycle, I'd be making a formal complaint to the Clinic and the governing body in your state too as that's totally unacceptable to expect people to do that!!!

    Anyhoo..... and prayers being sent for a "Bakers Dozen" at EPU on Sat!!!!

    P.S...Thank-you so much for your kind words and compliments too Luv though I do feel unworthy of so much praise

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    @Sue77 i cant believe the fruckers wont allow hubby to do the deed somewhere on site really thats so wrong i thought its meant to be a 7 day operation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bongley View Post
    @Sue77 I don't think the big ones would be lost at that size, wow you have an amazing range there!! I hope to be triggering tomorrow too but I really don't know yet. I have kept an eye on the OPKs and absolutely no sign of a natural ovulation and my follicles must be getting big by now, will find out tomorrow at the scan!
    @Corbes yeah I'd be cautious but she may as well be a bit hopeful over the next few days.
    Good luck tomorrow Luv!!

    and prayers being sent your follicles/LH are ready to blow!!

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    Hi Lovelies.......

    Thank-you all so much for your kind words and support, it really means so much to me

    I most definitely will be popping in and posting when I can you count on that!!!

    @JulieMalooley Yes, the transitioning thing is something that DC providers recommend you do in the lead up to your child starting there if possible to make the process easier on them when the time comes for them to formally begin.

    Not all DC's enforce this policy prior to your child starting but DD's does. It's a mandatory requirement as part of the conditions of her being enrolled there. I think they recommend you do it over a 2 week period. I had every intention of doing it anyway but wanted to give her longer than 2 weeks to adapt.

    Thankfully her DC are really supportive and are happy for me to implement the transitioning for an extra couple of weeks for her. I was surprised to learn that I don't have to pay anything either while doing this as I fully expected that we'd be charged by the hour or something like that, but no. I don't know if all DC's don't charge for this or if we've just been lucky??


    Yes Lovelies...it will be hard for me to leave DD there in the beginning and I suspect I'll cry buckets as soon as I get out the door (actually I doubt I'll be able to make it to the front door without starting to blubber!!), but she needs to be with other children/people now to start learning new skills/socialisation etc. I don't have any family support either bar my 2 sisters but they both work F/T and have their own family to attend to.

    My father lives in Nth Qld and as most of you know, my Mum passed away last July. DP isn't close to his family at all bar one brother who lives in far Nth Qld so fat lot of good that is!!! LOL!!!

    I'm not ashamed to say I'm also looking forward to having a small amount of time for myself on one of the 2 days she'll be going as I know the rest of the time I'll be making the most of it by running around getting stuff done that I can't do or is easier to do when she's not with me.
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    Morning ladies


    I have run out of work to do. Paid work, that is. And my housework is done. I got started on it early and only have 1 load of laundry to do. I can't believe it. I'm actually going to have a full day off, all to myself!

    I'm going to look in the shops. I'm going to go to the library and pick out some books - at my leisure. I'm going to take myself out for lunch. I might even watch a dvd. I'm so excited to get a day with no commitments!

    Oh, I suppose I should say something IVF related....

    Tomorrow I have an appointment with a new fertility specialist. I'm going to talk money with him and find out how much his clinic charges, what the day surgery/anaesthetist fees are like where he comes from etc. I also want to find out what sort of drugs he uses, as I'm much more comfortable with a Gonal-F/Clomid supported cycle as opposed to Synarol/Lucrin/Gonal-F.

    It will be interesting, if nothing else. I also have an appointment with my old FS in a couple of weeks time, to talk about how he thinks I should proceed from here and what his plans would be for me. I will also beg for help with the financial side of things. Both appointments are going to end with a comment along the lines of "I'm going to take this away and talk to my husband about it so we can make an informed decision together."

    Of course, then I'll take it all away and talk to YOU all about it and we can all make an informed decision together, lol

    A question: Do you think it's unreasonable (or do I have the right) to say to my FS (whomever that might be) that I don't want to proceed with EPU unless there are xxx number of follicles present? I really don't think it's fair to force me into proceeding if there is only one, for example. In my mind, I kind of think a minimum of 3 would be my preferred amount, but I don't know if as the patient I am allowed that choice. Thoughts?


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    @Blossom74 - I think you could absolutely request that. I'm pretty sure that at my clinic they don't proceed to EPU unless there are at least 3 follicles at 18 mm just prior to trigger.

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    @JulieMalooley - congrats on the good scan

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    Apologies I haven't caught up on the last 2 days posts. Things have got super hectic. @Blossom74 You have every right to cancel EPU and be charged the $500 (depending on your safety net) instead of going to EPU for a number of follicles you're not happy with and being charged $5000. Good luck chatting with a new FS and enjoy your day relaxing.
    @BlondeinBrisvegas I did transitioning into DC with my poppet too and it's the kindest way to go for all parties!!
    @JulieMalooley Congrats on your fab nuchal scan! I'm so jealous and happy for you!!
    If a c-section is on the cards there is no way in heck you're going to want your girls in a different room. You could be up to them hourly and rolling over to a bedside cot to gain access to them, after major surgery, is the way to go. If you're breastfeeding you can just pop them on your breast & if your bottle feeding, or topping them up with formula, then DP can go & get the bottle ready.
    I'd be inclined to put your brain power into thinking about the basics. The girls birth. The 5 or so days in hospital if everything's straightforward. Accept that you'll be in the newborn 'fog' for the first 12 wks and research how parents of twins best manage this period.
    Here's a little example... You may want to exclusively breastfeed but accept that it may not go to plan. So it could be sensible to have products for sore breasts, tablets to boost your milk supply post surgery, breast pump & accessories, nightlight, something to record when you did the feeds for each girl, ready to pour formula, ask the hospital which bottles & teats they use so you can have some at home, the contact number for a breast feeding specialist in your phone etc. Those kinds of practical things can help alleviate the initial stress.
    Definitely schedule in support for the witching hour. Your girls will soon let you know when this will be! I could go on but I'll stop as I don't want to overwhelm you with info.
    AFM: To cut a long story short, I'm inserting Viagra 25mgs every 8 hours instead of the recommended 12 hours to try & make up ground. I was meant to have started the POI yesterday but as soon as I start injecting then my lining stops growing. I'll start POI at midnight tonight I think as I don't want to stuff up both my lining & progesterone.
    As a side note, CFC's minimum lining for transfer is around 6.5mm.

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