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by racquel
Wed Sep 06, 2006 9:07 pm
Forum: Pregnant after treatment
Topic: 1st trimester friends
Replies: 1643
Views: 140891

Rachel, I'm so sorry to hear your news. (((Sending you virtual hugs))) Jo - you are amazing -- dealing with 2 little ones, Crohns, diabetes AND now arthritis (let alone the aches and pains of pregnancy)! Hang in there I wish you all the best! You seem to be handling it very well - you're welcome to ...
by racquel
Wed Sep 06, 2006 8:56 pm
Forum: Pregnant after treatment
Topic: Double Trouble
Replies: 2483
Views: 223631

hello

Hi everyone! Wish I could make this post more personal but I have serious baby-brain and am having trouble keeping track ... I'm going to have to get myself organized and start a list :) Hate to be a 'Stupid American' but how much is a stone? I'm guessing 10 pounds, go ahead and have yourselves a ni...
by racquel
Sat Sep 02, 2006 12:14 am
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: Those of you with BFP :-)
Replies: 24
Views: 4881

story

This is a fun idea cowgirl, thanks for giving us a place to share! I also responded well to stimulation - had 20 eggs, 11 fertilized, 7 made it to day 3 and we put 2 grade-A 8cell embies back. We have 5 embies frozen now... I was on 'bedrest' for the next 5 days (sat on couch, only up for potty and ...
by racquel
Sat Sep 02, 2006 12:00 am
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: 2ww question
Replies: 12
Views: 2355

ET rest

My clinic was very conservative and had me stay down for 5 days following ET. Only up to use the bathroom and shower - but sitting up was okay, just no other activity. It's tough ... but it worked for us at least! Good luck and I wouldnt beat myself up if I were you - all you can do is listed to you...
by racquel
Fri Sep 01, 2006 11:56 pm
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: Armpit swelling during 2ww
Replies: 5
Views: 2926

armpit

Wow I've never heard of that either -- just one more thing to worry about for you! (like you needed anything else...) 2WW is a killer -- I'm sending loads of sticky dust your way - good luck!
by racquel
Fri Sep 01, 2006 11:52 pm
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: Newbie and looking for support
Replies: 17
Views: 2707

Hi Bridget, welcome! Sounds to me like you got a good number of eggs and embryos - pretty close to my numbers in fact. I started with 20 eggs, 11 fertilized and 7 made it to day 3. They put back two and froze the other 5. Now that I'm pregnant (with twins) I think alot about those 5 embies and what ...
by racquel
Thu Aug 31, 2006 3:26 pm
Forum: Pregnant after treatment
Topic: PIO injections
Replies: 9
Views: 1570

PIO shots

Hi Rileydee - I was on 1 shot a day until bleeding started around week 8, then moved to 2 (sometimes up to 4) shots a day for the next week or so, then back down to 2 until week 10, then they switched me to oral in the morning and shot at night. at 11 weeks I switched to 2 oral a day. At first the o...
by racquel
Thu Aug 31, 2006 3:12 pm
Forum: Pregnant after treatment
Topic: Breastfeeding twins?
Replies: 5
Views: 1191

bf twins

Thanks for asking the question Kabillion, I'm wondering the same thing. This would be a good one for the double trouble thread too. I've 'heard' your body will create enough milk for 2 but you do have to consume more calories. I have this vision of both babies feeding at the same time but then how d...
by racquel
Thu Aug 31, 2006 3:01 pm
Forum: Pregnant after treatment
Topic: Double Trouble
Replies: 2483
Views: 223631

update

Hi everyone, havent logged on lately and it's nice to catch up on all your posts. Hayley I know how the worry can get to you, I'm sure if you can get ahold of your midwife you will feel much better cause she'll give you good direction. I don't know about you but it doesnt help me to talk to my hubby...
by racquel
Mon Aug 21, 2006 5:28 pm
Forum: Pregnant after treatment
Topic: 1st trimester friends
Replies: 1643
Views: 140891

update

Hi everyone, we've had a roller coaster couple of weeks but the babies are doing well so that's all that counts! I have a pretty flexible job, on the phone and email mostly so been working from bed - keeping me from getting to bored. Daytime TV sucks, except for baby shows on the discovery channel. ...
by racquel
Sat Aug 12, 2006 7:41 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Anxious
Replies: 5
Views: 716

jo

Hi Jo - feeling anxious about the whole thing, including delivery, is perfectly normal at any point in your pregnancy :) It sounds like you've been through a lot with your other children ... maybe you've paid your dues and this one will be a piece of cake!!

take care, Racquel
by racquel
Sat Aug 12, 2006 7:38 pm
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: bfp for gigi!
Replies: 11
Views: 1904

gigi

Congratulations, Gigi!! Take care during your 2WW, sending you loads of sticky dust!! -racquel
by racquel
Sat Aug 12, 2006 7:36 pm
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: 5 Day Transfer on 8/13
Replies: 11
Views: 1940

PIO

Hi there - can't comment personally on the 5 day blasts but looks like there are others with good experiences to share - good luck! I'm taking 2-3 PIO shots a day due to some complications and like to change things up a bit depending on my mood. Ice for a few minutes does help to numb the skin where...
by racquel
Sat Aug 12, 2006 7:27 pm
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: A Glass of Wine
Replies: 6
Views: 1395

mazy

Hi Mazy - I'm sure you're fine, my dr didn't officially tell me to avoid any & all alcohol until ET. The hormones really do a number on us, don't they?! You can think something is okay one minute, then freak out about it the next....bottom line, you can relax and know you are perfectly normal!!
by racquel
Sat Aug 12, 2006 7:07 pm
Forum: Pregnant after treatment
Topic: Double Trouble
Replies: 2483
Views: 223631

update

hi everyone - i have a lot of catching up to do! I'm still on strict bedrest and typing from supine position is kinda hard but I am so happy DH figured out how to set this up in the bedroom for me. I feel connected again!! We've had a scary week - 3 more new bleeding episodes and with each one I'm s...