Crofty - just taking a peek at bubhub for the first time in a long long time, and how absolutely delightful to see your fantastic news!!!! Congratulations!!! What a magic time for you and DH, after such a long hard road. So so thrilled for you
To all of you other gorgeous over 35ers (from a now well over 40er!!), hope you are all doing well. I partly popped in here to see how you, Starfish and Swede, are traveling. Getting close now for you both! How terribly exciting. Can't wait to hear the happy news.
A big hello too to Trying, Pinkbutterfly, Mum4nay and everyone else who spent time here in 2011 and 2012. Our beautiful bubba Audrey is now 5.5 months and thriving. She is a very calm, settled and happy baby and I fall more in love with her with every passing day, we are so incredibly blessed. I think often of her origins and still marvel that we have her. I hope everyone on this thread gets to experience the same wonder
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29-05-2013 22:00 #61Senior Member
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01-06-2013 06:10 #62
how are you doing Crofty???? Will you do anymore BT's? Or just wait to the 7 weeks scan? IM so excited for you!!!!!!
01-06-2013 16:49 #63
Hey ladies yeah feeling pretty good - not sure if I'll have another BT yet until 7/8 weeks, depends on what the immunologist says as well (FS was happy Friday with all results and have a blood glucose monitor just in case due to bring on prednisone). Just trying to take it easy and enjoy!!!!
Hey sweedenie did you continue to take your coq10 during pregnancy??? I'm still taking elevit
02-06-2013 05:37 #64
I was told to stop taking coq10 when I got pregnant. Im just taking blackmores pregnancy tablets plus fish oil...and now later in pregnancy - extra iron due to low levels....
GLad you feeling good..whooo
This morning I have done my first handexpressing to try to get some colostrum....I got a few drops from each breast..very exciting....
I had huge issues with with milk supply last time so now I am (after instruction from a lactation consultant from the hospital) at 34weeks trying to boost the supply already from the start.....or before the start really
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02-06-2013 08:28 #65
Thx sweedenie ill stop taking them from today now wow 34 weeks!!! So close, so exciting!!!! Enjoy the last few weeks just you and you DS
03-06-2013 17:42 #66
Hey Crofty glad to hear things are going as they should and that you're enjoying this precious time When will your 7/8 week scan be roughly? I hope the glucose is okay. I didn't realise prednisone could cause that side effect. Gawd, we all have to be apprentice scientists, and naturopaths, with ivf don't we
Swede good luck with the hand expressing and I hope you have an easy time with the breastfeeding (and birth!) this time around. Sounds like it was very traumatic last time.
trying how are you going with your plans for the frozen embies? Are you still thinking 2013?
Starfish how are you and Princess Starfish doing? Have you officially finished work now You must feel as if you're nearing the finish line now, after a long, long marathon. June is going to be very special for you and all of us here on bubhub cheering you on.
to PinkyB, Nessie, Littlefeet, Slinky and everyone else.
afm I had my fs appointment today and things are on track. My FS is going away for 12 months though so I'll be passed into someone else's hands, but that's okay as long as they follow her instructions I'm just waiting for Day 1 of next period and then we'll look at the transfer date. She said because it's a natural cycle I'll have to pee on sticks to check my hormone surges and then they'll narrow down the date, which might be the very end of June by my calculations. Had another scan where they found two more little fibroids developing. Sheesh, it's a minefield in there Ah well, as long as I can hold onto my uterus for the next couple of years so it can do its job.
04-06-2013 09:06 #67
How's my "potential" twin princess starfish going???
Tryingfortwo - if it's not too much to ask, how long did you spot during your pregnancy with DS??? Mine's is still on and off and more so during the day, I guess as I'm walking around (I don't work on my feet, just office work) not so much at home as I'm putting my feet up as much as possible and trying to relax!!!
Slinky - just still in love with the name Audrey, I bet she's a living doll as well, enjoy your precious i my daughter bonding time, I bet she's growing her personality each and every day and you must be in total awe of your little miracle!!!
Sweede hope the hand expressing isn't causing you too much grief, I had to laugh the other day, my DHs step mum decided to tell me in front of DH that id have to toughen up my n!ps!!! I was like ??? So of course DH feels he can't just go ahead and start touching them up himself - I have pointed out to him that he can enjoy it while it lasts cause as soon as these puppies start getting sore there will be a construction site set up with a 10 metre radius no go zone!!!! If you haven't yet guessed my DH is a tormenter!!!
Hi lochnessie, PinkB, Tashan, hoping41more, fioanalice, Millie, mum4nay, lucky, little feet, Asher and anyone else I've missed!!!
Sorry ladies, here follows a me post - my FS is also an endocrinologist so blood glucose/diabetes stuff this is her specialty - lol - I tested blood glucose levels yesterday and all was good, she's just being cautious as I'm on the prednisone. I think I'll have my 7 week scan on or around the 17th June (that will be exactly 7 weeks) my FS also wants me to have another blood test to check thyroid etc and have a mini GTT (1 hr one) due to the prednisone.
I still haven't heard back from the immunologist office and getting quite peeved as I was told I may have to go for an intralipid infusion and this is to be done sooner rather than later once getting a BFP (I didn't require one prior to transfer, just the prednisone and clexane) (and sorry if TMI) with my spotting on and off, I'm still very cautious and not sure if this has something to do with clexane, pred, and or the high dosage of progesterone pessaries - it's quite daunting as I haven't been in this position before and don't what to do???? Do I just try and relax and wait???? As a result today, I've gone ahead and booked myself an appt with my treating GP (even though she's about 40 mins away - I just feel comfortable that she'll reassure me) and hopefully rest a little as my appt isn't till mid morning so I'll take the day off work, otherwise I'm coping ok, DH and I are getting a little excited whilst remaining grounded as its still early, we just need to remind ourselves that its our time, enjoy this moment and keep hoping, praying and believing that all is going well. On a positive note, I haven't put on any weight/fluid with prednisone - not that you'd be able to tell as I have a little pin head anyway and if i slowly developed a moon face it would more than likely look like a normal size
04-06-2013 19:07 #68
Crofty, I spotted with DS1 until 8 weeks. I'm not going to tell you not to worry about the spotting because, lets face it, in an IVF pregnancy where you've been through as much as we have you worry about everything, but I WILL tell you that my doctor wasn't particularly worried about it, she said it didn't mean anything in terms of likelihood of pregnancy continuing or anything else. And obviously she was right because DS1 (and DS2!) are happily asleep upstairs in bed! The truth of the matter is that in early pregnancy there is a heck of a lot happening in terms of the embryo burrowing in, proto-placenta forming etc, and therefore more likelihood of non-significant blood loss from the uterus (once the placenta begins to form around 8-9 weeks it should stop - like it did with me). Great idea to see the GP - I think its really important to see medical professionals you trust. Your GP will be your ally in treating all the routine pregnancy stuff you might encounter like haemorroids etc (sorry if TMI but I firmly believe you need to know about all this because I am sure this is a good, strong pregnancy that will continue for 8 more months with a healthy baby at the end!!!) so a good idea to get them involved early. Try to put the spotting out of your mind. Sending healthy growing vibes to your emby and zen vibes to you
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04-06-2013 19:31 #69Member
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Congratulations Crofty on your BFP. When is the scan for heartbeat?
I'm sorry I haven't been post much. Just feel in limbo land and nothing to contribute to conversation.
Although our first appointment is only just over 3 weeks away. So still too far away to get really excited. But getting closer
I do enjoy reading everyones journey as they go through their stages as I have never done a IVF cycle.
Good luck everyone
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05-06-2013 07:08 #70
Slinky, Konichiwa!! So lovely to hear from you, thanks for dropping in to check on us all. Have been wondering how you are all getting on in Japan and I can't believe Audrey is 5 months already, wow! How are your other little malinki's doing?
Crofty, I am still SOOOO excited for you! I have a couple of friends treated by Dr M and while he has been a godsend in giving them access to the kind of treatment they need I understand he can be notoriously difficult to get in contact with? Agree with all Trying has said about having a good support team around you in early stages of pregnancy (and beyond) and also her comments re: early pregnancy and spotting. There is a lot going on in there and hopefully your emby is just making itself comfy
Rubee, YAY for 1st appointment and bring on AF!!! Hope those pesky fibroids stay nice and tiny but great they are monitoring so closely. I finally finished work last week and this week has been super busy so far with last minute baby shopping and appointments (and my furniture is finally getting delivered today! ) I had my final private scan yesterday (see below for details).
All went well so starting to relax a little bit more about how things might go. It still feels quite unreal that we will have a baby in a few weeks time after such a 'marathon' to get here. I have been reading a great book this week called 'Precious Babies: Pregnancy, Birth and Parenting after Infertility' and have found myself nodding along in agreement to so much of it and reading parts of it aloud to DH. Even though we finally got here my experience of pregnancy, feelings and worries have been so different to friends whose babies have come easier to them and i have found reading this book very validating of all the crazy thoughts I've had (which it seems are in fact normal after IVF, a long journey and multiple losses). Would highly recommend it, it's by a British woman called Kate Brian.
Swede, how are you feeling?? I am so hoping that your upcoming birth will be much more smooth sailing than your last and if at all possible you will get your wish for a VBAC. Good luck with the milk supply, I hadn't even thought of that!
Hopingfor1more, good to see you are still around. I hope things can move swiftly for you after your 1st appt. Have you started a list of questions for your FS yet?
Trying. Thanks for always being around to support all of us. You are amazing. That is all...
AFM, thanks everyone for continuing to ask about my pregnancy. I am more than happy to be here to support you all after all the support I have received here and have tried not to go overboard with the pregnancy info on a TTC thread (albeit one where I feel I have lived for the last 3 years!). As we are nearing the finish line I wanted to mention how things have gone from a post Asherman's perspective for those who have supported me through those dark times and those who are interested.
As I mentioned to Rubee I have had a final private scan to check placenta and bub's growth (now on more reasonable 54th percentile instead of 90th but head is still very large Crofty 87th percentile- watch out! ) . Have in fact had 5 of these during this pregnancy due to my history of Asherman's in conjunction with scans at every OB visit. I did have a low lying placenta (previa) identified previously but it had moved out of the way by this scan (in fact 5cm higher) and there is no evidence of the placenta growing abnormally into the wall due to scarring. We won't know for sure until her eviction date but it is definitely a relief! OB is now away for 2 weeks and we met his fill in OB yesterday but I will still be crossing these legs tightly to make it to the scheduled date!
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