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by Katy91
Mon Jun 23, 2008 2:39 pm
Forum: Parents after treatment
Topic: Baby is blinking hard...is that bad?
Replies: 3
Views: 4259

Baby is blinking hard...is that bad?

Hi - I have a 7-and-a-half-month old boy who is healthy and happy, and growing very fast. He was the result of one round of IVF and we are very blessed. It has been hot and humid where we live and just in the last day or so he has been doing this thing with his eyes. They look fine, if just a tiny b...
by Katy91
Thu Feb 28, 2008 8:51 pm
Forum: Parents after treatment
Topic: Developmental milestones
Replies: 4
Views: 1642

Thank you so much - you have relieved my mind! I can't even believe I have gotten myself so worked up about this...
by Katy91
Tue Feb 26, 2008 1:26 am
Forum: Parents after treatment
Topic: Developmental milestones
Replies: 4
Views: 1642

Developmental milestones

I'm hoping someone can help me stop being an anxious mommy! I have a healthy, beautiful 4-month-old son, born after IVF. When I read the charts of baby milestones, he meets a lot of them. But he is having some trouble lifting his head when he's on his stomach. He does it, but clearly not with as muc...
by Katy91
Fri Jan 04, 2008 2:04 pm
Forum: Parents after treatment
Topic: Baby smiles
Replies: 1
Views: 954

Baby smiles

My baby is almost 9 weeks old and just starting to really show his social smiles. But he seems to smile at other people way more than me - which is really, really weird and makes me worry I'm doing something wrong! Has anyone else experienced this?? I'm with him all day - am I just old hat? It seems...
by Katy91
Tue Oct 30, 2007 12:55 pm
Forum: Pregnant after treatment
Topic: Bump too small?
Replies: 8
Views: 1539

Thank you all so much - that's really reassuring. I am NEVER going to be so insensitive again - I'm sure I said stupid things to pregnant people too before I knew any better!

We have a scan on Friday to see how big he is - I'm just praying...

Thank you again - hope you are all doing well!
by Katy91
Mon Oct 29, 2007 2:19 pm
Forum: Pregnant after treatment
Topic: Bump too small?
Replies: 8
Views: 1539

Bump too small?

I'm going slightly bananas here from comments I am getting from nice people. Though I have gained almost 40 pounds in total (I'm at 36 weeks with a boy), everyone is always telling me how "small" I look. But my bump has been measuring in the normal range - at least that's what the doctor's tell me! ...
by Katy91
Wed Oct 17, 2007 9:39 pm
Forum: Pregnant after treatment
Topic: Working while pregnant?
Replies: 4
Views: 1147

That's it exactly -the daily grind makes you forget what's really important.

I want to work until I have to stop, because otherwise I lose more time with the baby when he's actually here!. Are you planning to go back to work? I more or less have to....
by Katy91
Mon Oct 15, 2007 6:15 pm
Forum: Pregnant after treatment
Topic: Working while pregnant?
Replies: 4
Views: 1147

Working while pregnant?

Hi everyone - I'm in my 34th week now and have been working full time throughout. I thought I'd start a thread for others who are experiencing the same things. Such as: 1. Exhaustion 2. No empathy from co-workers 3. Inconvenience of doctor appointment juggling 4. Fear that you are doing damage to li...
by Katy91
Mon Oct 15, 2007 6:12 pm
Forum: Pregnant after treatment
Topic: Mistakes to avoid during the 2ww
Replies: 2
Views: 1223

Two things:

Avoid baths - some places don't tell you that, but it's important.

Resist the temptation to take a HPT during 2ww. It's hard, but I've heard too many stories about misleading results. They are just heartbreaking.
by Katy91
Sat Oct 06, 2007 2:04 pm
Forum: Pregnant after treatment
Topic: Hiccups?
Replies: 4
Views: 1029

Hiccups?

Hi everyone - I'm at 33 weeks with a boy and just in the past week have noticed he seems to be hiccuping every day. Anyone done a search on that? The information is totally contradictory! Some things say it's a sign of a healthy baby, some say it could be a sign that there's a problem with the cord ...
by Katy91
Thu Sep 27, 2007 12:27 pm
Forum: Pregnant after treatment
Topic: Low birth rate?
Replies: 4
Views: 930

Thank you everybody for your replies - it all really helps a lot. My ob practice is very good, and I really like the doctors. But while I know they see IVF moms, they are very cautious about the whole thing. All this time I'd been feeling like "I'm just pregnant like everyone else!" On the other han...
by Katy91
Wed Sep 26, 2007 8:41 pm
Forum: Pregnant after treatment
Topic: Low birth rate?
Replies: 4
Views: 930

Low birth rate?

Hi - I'm 31 weeks along with a boy. All has been going well so far. I saw the doctor today and he said he will want me to have another ultrasound, because IVF babies are often low birth weight babies. I'd never heard this. He measured my bump too and said it's "average" - which is fine with me. But ...
by Katy91
Sat Sep 01, 2007 5:49 pm
Forum: Pregnant after treatment
Topic: Kick counting...constant worry!
Replies: 5
Views: 1059

Jo - Thanks so much for sharing that story. What an incredible time you have all had...thank goodness you listened to your instincts and went in for monitoring. I'm so glad to hear that Ellie is doing well. What a strong girl!
by Katy91
Thu Aug 30, 2007 9:07 pm
Forum: Pregnant after treatment
Topic: Kick counting...constant worry!
Replies: 5
Views: 1059

Thanks for sharing that - it's really helpful to know I'm not the only one!

I guess this is just training for the constant worry of motherhood, right??
by Katy91
Thu Aug 30, 2007 7:04 pm
Forum: Pregnant after treatment
Topic: Kick counting...constant worry!
Replies: 5
Views: 1059

Kick counting...constant worry!

Hi everyone - I'm 27 weeks pregnant following IVF and driving myself NUTS over feeling the baby move. I was wondering what other people's experiences are in how their babies move - do they always move the same amount every day? Or do they have some sleepy days, when they move less? This little guy m...