Winter Cycle Friends 2009/2010 - Everyone Welcome!

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Post by gi » Fri Nov 19, 2010 7:41 pm

Hi girls,

Still here 5 days late :roll: and not a sign she wants to come!! Had OB appt on wed. no scan just quick ck, booked in for hosp. appt for a scan and ck cervix next wed with prob. of induction fri...so 7 more days max!! Though i would love the excitement of spontanous labour.

Claud have a feeling you will go before me..and i am so jealous you lost your mucus plug does everyone have to lose it??? as i havent yet. Yeah for finishing work!!!!

Franca 5 days overdue and i still dont believe i am having a baby like seriously i really think i have to have her in my arms to know its finally true so dont worry i am sure after all you have been thro. including your loss its totally normal.

Angela only a month to go!!! You can do it hopefully you will get some rest before her arrival.

Katie ah Ryan is such a cutie pie, sounds like he has the same number of hairs as Homer Simpson :lol: only kidding jason has the Simpsons on as i read your comments. Ah your doc must be mad thinking you would deprive Ryan of a feed and let him scream at only 2 wks old, i can understand maybe when he is a bit bigger but not yet the poor divil doesnt understand.

Steph i hope Angelinas reflux gets better soon it must be hard and frustrating watching her in pain esp. when you have another newborn to consider. I hear its normal to be numb in areas after section hopefully the feeling will return soon.

Hope everyone else is doing well

Thanks a mil girls for my Birthday wishes, katie the blinkie is so cute!!! I suppose i should change my siggie but i will wait till she arrives. Thankfully jason got a new laptop and the internet connection seems much better so will try Again to post pics!!

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Post by Stephanieford78 » Fri Nov 19, 2010 8:24 pm

Gi - HAPPY BRATDAY!! lol Sorry I am late, but the snacking issue with the babies has thrown things a bit off track lately. It seems I am just feeding babies all day and night. I am sure it will be ok soon enough. So Kayla is still cooking huh? Geesh... I wonder if or when we will get a singleton that will come out spontaniously. lol Kayla baby... you still have some time to make it a surprise... get to work little girl! ;)

Sara - Thanks for your input! I guess the numbness and shooting pain is just the things we have to deal with for quie a while yet. Ethan was given an antibiotic for his eye and it cleared right up. I am suppose to milk it by massaging it and pulling down. However, it doesn't seep anymore so I think all he had was an infection since now it is completely normal! I had a friend with a clogged duct and her eye would leak when milked and leak periodically, his doesn't. Though I know it is still too early for the ducts to really be 'working'. Though I don't want to see them cry actual tears when they cry... it will just add to the, "Aww, poor baby, what can I do to fix it." feeling. lol Maybe the snacking is just growth spurts? It has thrown them off of any type of schedule that we had going on because Ethan is the bigger snacker. Now they eat for the most part at all different times so it feels like all I am doing is feeding babies.

Babyluv - The headband was the neighbor's. She gets hats and headbands from people who make them. I tagged her in the photos if you want to message her and ask who she gets them through. I am sure they have a FB too? I know how you felt with Scarlett because that is how I am with the twins, though more so with Ethan. Funny since Angelina at first was so hard to get food down that wre had to force feed her basically since they were really getting on us the first week about her not gaining weight. Now she eats well and Ethan (the chunky butt) doesn't. I know he is getting enough food though so I guess that is all that matters. That is so great that the girls are doing so well on the boob! I wish I would have had that luck. I still try from time to time but it doesn't work as often as I would like. I can tell they are just way too use to the bottle and want that instant flow and the boob just doesn't do that unless engorged. lol So back in your prepreggo clothes? I haven't even tried to fit into mine come to think of it. I am wearing the baggy ones that I bought to grow into while I was pregnant... it was before I was ready to buy maternity pants. lol I should dig them out and see what happens. I am pretty sure they won't fit just because of the belly. What the scale says makes me feel good but I have a feeling, trying to put on those pants will regress that feeling. I just need to hit the gym, tighten up my belly the best I can and start feeling better about myself. I wish plastic surgery wasn't surgery!! lol

Angela - Good to hear that the NST went well! Sorry though that the schedule is hectic! This coming week, Andrew has appts all week, at least one a day except for turkey day. They are sending him all over the place checking out his head and heart because of his ptsd. Then I have my 5 week ob appt and Ethan has his u/s for his hips. Only 4 more weeks... that close! Seems like just yesterday that you were so worries you wouldn't make it to the 2nd tri. Here you are, so close to meeting your little girl. I bet it feels so surreal!

Claudia - Getting close there girl! Dialated and effaced! Granted not too much but it's a start! Don't you just love when the doc orders you to do fun stuff? lol I wish I would have had that!! ;) Maybe losing your muccus plug will have an effect? Only time will tell and I can't wait to hear the story!

Lisa - Thank you for the advice. 2 years though... wow! I can't remember if I made it back to the other thread to congratulate you on the twins, but if I didn't, CONGRATS! lol Better late then never right? ;) So they are automatically going to do another section? Is that by choice because of the previous one or something they recommend? How was recovery time for you last time other than it taking two years to feel your nerves working again? lol Do you know the genders?

Katie - So your doctor wants you to ignore Ryan when he wants food until it's 'time' to feed him?? I admit the snacks are hard on us parents but to refuse them food of all things? Maybe being held too much or rocked too much so not to spoil them to where that is the only thing they want all the time, but food? I just don't see that as being right, especially for a newborn! I would listen to the books at this point. Me however, I am not sure what to go by. They were almost a month early so do I treat them as if they are a month old or like they are a week old? I have no idea what to follow as far as what they should be doing at this point. Funny you said that Andrew should help or be kept up by the babies since just last night he slept right through a few screaming fits. He didn't even flinch. He was either that exhausted or ignoring it. lol He eventually got up to grab Angelina who was screaming while I was feeding Ethan. I couldn't do anything for her since I had my hands full and she had a clean butt and was just fed. Turns out she just wanted held. That is Andrew's way to quite them and though I hold them a lot, I try not to always hold them in the bed like that. I think that he is already spoiling her. lol She seems to already want to be held like that at night to go to sleep.

AFM - Well, there were things I wanted to say, but they will have to wait. I have a cranky little woman screaming my name... which right now is. "AHHHHHHH".
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Post by karenthescorpio » Fri Nov 19, 2010 10:49 pm

Katie-  well i think it is the right approach that you are declaring me preggers already!!!  It's the only option I'm open to. Hehehe.  Little miracle aka Ryan is just dreamy. I'm so happy for you and DH. It was one he'll of a ride you took to get here. Xo

Angela - the days are getting closer. Can you believe it!  I know you must be super excited. Are you getting uncomfortable yet?  All staying nice and quiet?  Dec 17th will be here in no time!!!!  

Claude- you and DH must be on pins and needles for Baby Flick. Do you know the sex?  I don't recall if you found out. 

Steph- man alive the pics of the twins are so darn cute. You should enroll them for baby modeling. You could make a fortune!  

Gi- sending you labor dust!  Seems like you single baby ladies are all members of the over due club. 

Franca-hi there. Wow. Been a long time. Congrats on your little bundle of joy on the way. When i was preggers with the twins I felt disbelief most of the time. It was so surreal to be expecting. I think it is very normal. Xo. 

 This 2ww is a biotch.  I forgot how hard. I'm starting to obsess over how my boobs feel. But the PIO shot is messing with me too. Last time my boobs got more sore as the days got closer to beta. I'm hoping what I'm feeling is a sign. Not going to POAS right now. Too early. Today is only 4dp6dt. With the twins my beta was only 71 at 8dp6dt. So with only one little embie growing, I'm hesitant to think it'll show up before beta on a HPT.  I think I will POAS on Monday if I can round up enough nerve. If not, will POAS on Tuesday after I return from giving blood for beta. That'll at least reduce the agony of the waiting for the call!!!!  Ironically my clinic is starting late that day due to tests in the building!  So the results will be later than usual!  But I asked to be called first!  Last time I had to call them at 4:30 looking for my beta number!  Anywho, I'm staying positive and doing meditations. Visualizing my little embie, who I named Setty (bc I has a SET) snuggling in and producing HCG. Also making cookies and eating them nice and hot out of the oven!!!  Yummmm!  Ok so gonna go. Today is the last Friday of not knowing I'm preggers if all goes as planned!!!!  Miss you all. My new cycle group is awesome but it just isn't the same.  
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Post by jamila20 » Sat Nov 20, 2010 3:10 am

Angela thank you for checking on me on the April trade, I am so happy and excited I started the nursery shopping.
I am still getting sick twice a week, and still having hard time to eat. I am sooooo happy for you even last night i was thinking about you, finally you will meet princess Gabriella just few more days. Take it easy and take care.
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Post by angelaezra » Sat Nov 20, 2010 4:27 am

Babyluv – I am sorry that you have a clogged duct because I am sure that it is very uncomfortable, not to mention very painful. From what I understand, you should continue to nurse if possible. Are you to the point that you are too sore to continue on that side? I am just curious as I might experience the same thing later.

By the way, I like the idea of you going to bed around 9:30am so you can get some sleep before you feed them later and your DH can get a little sleep also.

Sara – It is good to hear from you. I hope the twins are doing well. I hope you enjoyed your lunch.

Gi – Oh no, 5 days overdue! Kayla is just too comfortable in there! I hope that you were able to enjoy you b-day. Did you do anything special for your day?

Stephanie – Yes, I just can’t believe it. She will be here very shortly but I am driving my DH and family crazy because I keep asking “is it four weeks later yet every five minutes”. I am just so excited to finally meet her and hold her. Yes, I owe so much to you ladies for keeping me sane through my nine months etc. I really don’t think I would have emotionally made it through it without everyone’s reassurance.

It sounds like Andrew and your schedule next week is just as crazy as mine.

Karen – it is great to hear from you. Yes, you are right, the two week window can drive you crazy but it will be over soon. So next week you will hear the BIG news, which by the way, I know will be positive, so no worries! Oh yeah, I am definitely at the uncomfortable stage because she dropped last week and I feel like a bowling ball is on my bladder trying to push it out of my body. But, I just keep saying only four more weeks to myself … lol.

Jamila – you are reaching the very exciting time of decorating the nursery! I just loved every minute of it! I am sorry you are still getting sick but at least you are down to two times a week. I seem to be getting sick every single morning for the last two weeks. I think my digestive system has slowed down in preparation for birth and the acid reflux is killing me too!

AFM – TGIF!!!! I will try my best to relax and catch up on some much needed sleep tomorrow. Have a great night ladies!

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Post by Stephanieford78 » Sat Nov 20, 2010 4:40 am

Karen - So Tuesday is your first beta? You are so strong not to poas! I couldn't hold it in at all. Then once I got the BFP result I couldn't stop peeing. lol Heck, even when I didn't I was still poas every other day until the beta. I just know little Setty is settling into a nice cozy spot in there. I can't wait till Tuesday or maybe Monday if you decide to poas! Much love to you dear friend! Baby dust surrounds you!

AFM - I took care of little miss cranky. Her bowels had interupted her slumber so I relieved her crankiness by cleaning her little toosh. :) We played for a little while then Ethan woke up and it was feeding time. I have been letting them do tummy time on the little play mat that they have. It is suppose to be one of those play gyms but the things that go over top don't have any toys on them. It was given to us so I can't complain, but what's the point without the toys? Anyway, Ethan seems to like it more than Angelina. She gets upset pretty fast, but she doesn't lift her head up quite as well as Ethan yet. He is so strong! He even has little abs, which I was surprised to notice. I didn't know newborns could have such good muscle mass already. They both will whine if they are not being held up too. It's funny how they seem to want to be able to look around at as much as they can so therefore, laying down does not cut it! lol As fast as their hair has started to fall out, it is growing back. Little blonde stubs are coming back in. I never looked up why this happens... maybe I will google it. lol Alex's hair was brown at first and when it fell out, it grew back blonde. Odd how that works. Ok, now Ethan is being cranky. I guess I will continue yet another time. lol
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Post by PA_FA » Sat Nov 20, 2010 5:54 pm

Good morning my friends. I don't have time for personals. Heck I hardly have time to eat these days. I've enjoyed trying to read all the messages all week. This week has possible been the worst week of my entire life...outside of when my dad passed away years ago.
So someone, maybe Claudia, asked where I had gone on a trip with DH. Well, I tagged along to Honolulu again. Great idea initially, WORST idea ever in the end.
We left PA on Sunday morning and arrived 10 hours later Sunday night. Usually I check in with my Mom before I go but it was early and sometimes she likes to sleep so I didn't call. Monday morning I tried to call her from Honolulu. It was about 1pm her time here in PA and we were headed over to Pearl Harbor. I couldn't get a hold of her for over an hour. Strange because she can't drive any more, she's on oxygen and uses a walker. So she doesn't go anywhere unless I am there to take her. I thought she may be taking a shower but after an hour I figured that was enough time for her to be answering the phone so I went straight into panic mode. I called her neighbor who is 84!!! She could not get a hold of her either. We both kept trying and finally the neighbor spoke with my mom through the door. My mom would not open the door and when the neighbor asked if she fell she would not answer. She asked if my mom was hurt, she wouldn't answer. She asked if she wanted her to call 911. She yelled NO. OK so all of this was told to me. I realized that, 1. my mom was hurt and had fallen. She didn't answer because she didn't want to lie. 2. I didn't give a shit if she didn't want 911 called we were calling. All the blinds were closed so that tells me that she fell Sunday night. This was now about 17 hours later. She has no medicine, no food , no water and who knew if her oxygen was on. I couldn't get back until Tuesday night.
So 911 was called. It seems that she fell around 11pm Sunday night (although now she is confused and says Saturday). She laid there for at least 1 day and didn't call for help. I say didn't because she had crawled over to the phone but EFFING CHOSE TO TO ANSWER IT!!!!! Or to call for 911. WTF!!!!!!!!!!! I am sooooooooooo mad at her. I mean really who the hell chooses to do that???? She'd just rather lay there and die??? To top it all off she got sick and, um, to put it nicely soiled herself...and the surrounding area. So she chose to lay there in crap and not call for help. Her "reason'??? She didn't think she was bad off enough to call 911 for help! Really???? So her "plan" was to wait another 30 hours until we came home Tuesday night and have me walk in to her apt and find her like this. OMFG are you kidding me? I can't lift her I'm 7 mos pregnant nor would I go near anyone covered in poo (unless it was my baby). My DH is wonderful but everyone has their limits. The end result would have been the same, 911 would have been called but at that point who knows if she would have still been alive without her heart meds?
So she was admitted to the hospital. We got home Tuesday night and went to see her straight away. She was in the hospital all week and last night was admitted to a live in rehabilitation place for some physical therapy and occupational therapy. Luckily she qualified to get into the acute program that has some very rigorous therapy. She is probably going to have to be there for at least 2-3 weeks. She wants to go home after that but honestly I am not sure if I can ever see her living alone again. If she had called for help that is one thing but she made this AWFUL decision to just lie there. I mean, really, who the eff does that?????? I certainly can't ever leave town again thinking that she could get hurt and wouldn't do anything to help herself. She can not live with me and DH. We have a baby on the way, a 2 story house and no whole bathroom on the main floor, just a half bath. Plus, I am not trained to be a care giver. I already have to take care of DH because he acts like a freakin child most of the time.
It's like I am living my nightmare. If she can get better to move into assisted living, she makes just enough to qualify for private care if she chooses to have a roommate. Once her MS gets worse, which it will since there is no cure for the disease, she will have to move into a full on nursing home. For private care that's 7000-10000 per month!!!!!! OMG who really affords that? So now we have to look into public places...ICK! They all have horrible scores and low ratings. I worry that someone would hurt her or rape her or neglect her. I can't be there all the time. I just feel so lost. I damn near had a nervous breakdown the other night. I was bawling my head off. There are just no answers. We can't afford to remodel our house to accomodate her. We can't move because we are upside down on the mortgage since the housing market fell.
Thanks for letting me vent ladies. I really needed to get that off my chest.
As for baby stuff.....we got the primer on the walls in the nursery. I had my glucose test yesterday. I hope I passed it. Baby girl was kicking the crap out of me about 30 mins after I drank the orange stuff. LOL
I'm sorry I can't do personals but know that I love you all and I think about you all the time. I hope all you overdue mommies aren't setting a trend for me! :) XOXOX
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Post by gi » Sat Nov 20, 2010 6:14 pm

Hi girls,

PA OMG what in the name was going thro. your mothers mind??? Now i know most of us like to be independent and not want to fuss but to just lay there injured when she is already has a serious condition...very strange!!! I am so glad all is ok and she is recuperating but it must be tough trying to work out whats best for all of ye and are you kidding me with those freaking private prices????? Take care of yourself and little baby as i know you must be so stressed out at the mo....so much for relaxing time with dh :cry:

Angela enjoy your weekend lots of rest.

Steph hmmm never heard of tummy time but makes sense maybe the public nurse explains things like that at her visit?? Sounds like your little ones are so nosey!!! Are they still snacking as much???

Karen oh fingers crossed little Setty is snuggling in tight, ughhh dont you just hate the 2ww!!!! It always drives me bonkers but cant help but poasing either!!!! We miss you here too its not the same when we have to say "goodbye" to another heartbroken buddy but next wk you will be back on with your awesome beta xxxx

AFM hmmmm just told jason no wonder kayla is staying put, we are watching Ire v's New Zealand in rugby and the yells of jason she is prob to terrified to come out :shock: 6 days over 6 more max to go....i can do it!!!!!

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Post by jamila20 » Sat Nov 20, 2010 10:00 pm

Angela I've red in the pregnancy book that it's common for lots of women to get sick during the last trismester, but i am so excited for you just 2 more weeks. Like you said it's exciting to decorate the nursery, I want to have it done before my 30th week or at least around that time because you never know, i am getting so tired easely lately and driving around is not fun for me it makes me more sick. We have not decided on the name yet, but the little girl do not sleep at night she is allways kicking she is just restless. Take it easy and take care yourself, also when are you going on maternity leave?
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Post by angelaezra » Sun Nov 21, 2010 12:56 am

PA_FA – Oh, I am so very sorry to hear about your mom. I am sure that is just heartbreaking for you. Thank goodness that you were insistent on checking in on her and knew that she was in trouble. Unfortunately, you are in a very difficult situation, which we are currently going through a very similar situation with my grandmother. It is getting so bad for her that my parents who are both in their 70’s are at her apartment 4 and 5 times a week and it is just wearing them down. She called one night at 3am to say that she couldn’t sleep and didn’t know what to do. My mom finally came to the same decision as you did that she definitely needs to make some changes because winter is fast approaching and my grandmother lives a little over 30 minutes away and we might not be able to get out in the horrible weather to go check on her. We are currently in the process of trying to find an assistant living facility, etc for her. Right now she has a home care nurse come in … I wish I could go over more often to help her since I worked as a home care nurse while I was still in college but I am almost 9 months pregnant and can barely make it to work each day so it is just impossible right now. I surely hope that you can find the help she needs without stressing yourself out too much. Maybe, you can try to find a social worker that can point you in the right direction. By the way, you can always vent to us because we are here to support each other.

Gi – 6 days overdue and only 6 left until you finally meet Kayla. Yeah!!!!

Jamila – Yes, I have heard the same thing about late pregnancy too. I am going to try to work up until Dec. 15th if possible, so that I can have 10 weeks off after she arrives. So I really only have two days next week and two full weeks in December.

AFM – I finally got some sleep but I have to admit that I still have that anxious feeling. I am just so anxious to finally meet her. But, maybe she will come a little early. I guess time will tell. But, I have 25 days in counting … lol.

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Post by PA_FA » Sun Nov 21, 2010 2:12 am

Angela- Thanks honey. Wow...so is grandma in her 90's I'm guessing? I think that is the toughest part is finding a place that is safe. That's my biggest worry. She's all I have, my only family. I love my DH but she is the only one who knows all my stories. It terrifies me that she won't be here some day. I can't believe you have less than a month left!!! I'm so excited for you!

GI- I had to LOL when I read your post. Now Kayla, don't be scared. Some daddies like to yell at the tv during rugby and football and other sports. Just learn to ignore it. It's ok to come on out and meet everyone. :)
I will never know what was going through her mind. It scares me that she made such a poor decision. I don't feel like I can ever go on vacation again. UGH. Although I would die to have a flight to Ireland right now! I could really go for a real Guinness. :0 Well, I guess in a few months I could have one. LOL

AFM- my mom is doing better today. She kicked some butt in therapy. I have finished all my shopping for the Thanksgiving meal. We are celebrating on Monday since DH and all of my guests have to fly on the actual holiday. Tomorrow I will be spending the day preparing as much as I can and baking. I'm attempting a flourless chocolate torte for the first time. Wish me luck! I've never tried anything like this! LOL
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Post by Franca » Sun Nov 21, 2010 8:11 am

PA wow you did go to hell and back. I know how it feels to have the worry of parents. The older they get the worse they are. Your mother is just frightened hun they get like that. Bless you babe xxxx

Angela i feel like that now god knows what il be like few weeks to go lol!!!

Well girls yesterday was my birthday and my husband suprised me with a day at a spa a fantastic pregnancy package. The full body massage i had was a dream, if i had that everyday i would be soooooooooo laid back. We the went shopping and he took me to my fav shop (gucci) and he bought me some cool sneakers. Had to turn away to the beautiful clothes they have. I did ask if they had a maternity section and the woman just looked at me as if i was some nutter...blimey i thought celebs got pregnant?
We then met friends and had a lovely dinner and want did i go and do? slip right next to a sign that said CAUTION WET FLOOR i slipped as i was reading it. I was so worried about the baby that i didnt say a word til i got home and checked for the babies heart beat...relief when i heard it :D

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Post by karenthescorpio » Sun Nov 21, 2010 3:07 pm

Morning ladies. I broke down and did it. I POAS'd and it was POSITIVE!!!!!!!!! OMG I'm so darn happy!!! And kind of in disbelief!!!! I used a clear blue easy digital. A website I found says it measures at least 50 miu of hcg!!!!! OMG I'm pregnant!!!!!! :D :D :D :D
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Re: Winter Cycle Friends 2009/2010 - Everyone Welcome!

Post by angelaezra » Sun Nov 21, 2010 3:36 pm

PA_FA – I am glad that your mom did well in therapy! I just kept thinking about you and your mom last night and I have to say that I was reminded of my grandfather who lived in San Antonio, Texas. One year we went to visit him as we always did every year for about a month or so. And, we noticed right away that he wasn’t using his left arm at all. So we asked what was wrong and do you know that he fell outside one night and lied there all night until the next afternoon and the neighbors found him on the ground! So they helped him in his house and do you think he went to be evaluated … oh NO! We arrived 3 weeks later and his arm was still dislocated from the 3 weeks prior because of his fall. He just simply hated going for any type of medical care what so ever. My parents had to make him get in the car and they took him to the hospital so they could reset his shoulder. The ER doc could not believe that he was walking around like that for over 3 weeks! We were just furious with him but he was just so stubborn when it came to asking for help.

I hope that you certainly enjoy your Thanksgiving meal. I think I read it was this Monday! Just think by this time next year, you will have to set another place setting for your daughter!!

Franca – Happy belated birthday!!! I certainly like the way your day started. The pregnancy spa sounds just fantastic right now. I think I might have my DH purchase a gift card for after I deliver. I hear from my friends that it is just wonderful to get one after you give birth because of how sore and tired your body is.

I am so sorry that you fell … I am sure that worried you. But, I am glad that you were reassured afterwards by hearing her heartbeat! If I were you, I would still just notify your OB on Monday because they need to note it in your chart. I was always told to let my OB know if I fell even if it appears that I am just fine. Just remember that there is a lot to cushion your baby inside your uterus, so I am sure she is just fine.

AFM – Ok ladies, officially since it is Sunday, I have only 3 weeks until I meet her. I think I am slowly going insane over here … please stop me … lol. I hope you ladies have a great Sunday afternoon!

Angela
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2nd FET 6/09-BFN
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Re: Winter Cycle Friends 2009/2010 - Everyone Welcome!

Post by katie99 » Sun Nov 21, 2010 4:21 pm

Heeeeeelp! i'm being held captive by a very small man with no teeth! He likes to keep me up all night and while he doesnt have too much to say, he sure can scream loud when his bottle takes too long and gets frustrated quickly. :lol:
Ok, so since I've completely ignored what the Ped had to say about feeding every 3-4 hours and have been feeding on demand - the snacking thing has gotten worse. he has some times where he'll wait about 3 hrs for the next bottle, but for most of the day he's looking to eat again in 1 - 2 1/2 hours. and then will only take 2-3oz where we had him at 3 1/2 - 4oz before this snacking business started. its like I cant get caught up. He hasnt been having any meltdowns because i've been like the burping police - I realized that Chris was finished burping him after getting 1 or 2 burps and thats not enough, so now I feel awful that those meltdowns were because the poor guy probably felt like he was gonna explode! umm, so i'm not feeling as clueless anymore, but now feel like I've got to keep an eye on DH instead - sigh. Now if I could just get more than 3 hrs sleep at a time maybe I'd feel functional... I'm thinking to switch peds already, yes after just 1 appt with this one :roll: between him telling us to not feed him every 2 hrs and his wrong advice about Ryan's little rash, he had a few rashy dots on his groin area which i showed the Ped and he said to put the triple antibiotic cream on, so we did and for 3 days it didnt get any better, so yesterday I said enough and used the Dr Beatreaux's Butt Paste ( yes funny name but it has the highest zinc oxide content at 16% versus A&D's at 10%) at saw a difference in a few hours, well today the spots are totally gone. But I'm thinking as a new and first time mom that I want to be able to listen to the Ped and not second guess them, plus shouldnt they be giving us these little tricks? So I think that we're done with that dr. Ryan is following us with his eyes much more now and now seems to want to stay up and play a bit more during the daytime, he does seem to refuse to sleep in his crib during the day - its like his swing or NOTHING
I wonder if I'm setting myself up for failure like that? I hope not. And for the love of - when is his cord going to fall off? The papers from the hospital say 7-10 days - well he's 18 days old today, soooo soon i hope? I still cant get over how this little one looks at me like he has all the answers to the universe's questions and I swear sometimes my heart hurts looking at him because i love him so much. Ah, speaking of, guess who's crying? i'll be back in a bit - xoxoxo
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IVF #7 -FET with donor embies 2/10 -BFP!
DS born 11/10
Trying for a sibling
4 FETs with donor embies - all BFN
FET with donor embies - one last try.. Feb 2013 - BFP!
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