the boys are home

Announcement of pregnancy and birth following assisted reproductive treatment.
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Helen G
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Post by Helen G » Tue Nov 04, 2003 11:10 am

Hi all<br><br>Thanks so much for all your well wishes over the last few weeks!<br><br>We finally brought our boys home last Thursday after 3 weeks in SCBU. They've both put on just over a pound in weight and are doing really, really well. <br><br>The is the first time I've logged onto the site for about 5 weeks now so I'm completely out of touch with what's going on. Thanks to Traci for updating you and congrats to Kirsty, RLV and Mags. If I've missed any other new deliveries, apologies, I'll read through the site properly soon! <br><br>I hope all pregnancies and cycles are going well! <br><br>Life is a bit hectic at the moment, as you can imagine. We've gone from leaving the house at 9am every day so spend the day in SCBU, getting home about 8pm. Now we're lucky if we leave the bedroom after the rounds of nappy changing and feeding! Autumn has well and truly passed us by!! Little Harvey is still only just 4lb so we're not taking him out yet so we're all cocooned up in the house. Wouldn't change it for the world!! :-)<br><br>will hopefully start catching up with you all again soon! Jules, Nicky - when does it all start to get a bit easier? I keep on hearing the magic dates of 6 weeks or 3 months. What miracuously happens then?? :-)<br><br>take care all.<br><br>LOL Helen, Max & Harvey <br>xxx


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Post by GB » Tue Nov 04, 2003 12:55 pm

Congrats to you again Helen!<br>Great to hear that you guys are settling in well, even if Autumn has passed you by!<br>Take care and all the best.<br>Lots of luv<br>Gila<br>x-x-x

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Post by SallyP » Tue Nov 04, 2003 1:12 pm

Hi Helen,<br>Many many congratulations on having Max and Harvey home - such lovely names! How are you feeling??<br>Never mind Autumn, there's Christmas to look forward to and probably tons of pressies!<br>I only log on when I manage to grab a spare moment, so loads has changed on the board - what seems really scary is how quickly time is passing - I remember putting my name right at the bottom of Shell's roll call, now it's getting closer to the top and there's thanksfully tons of new people with positives who've come over to this side!<br>Love to you and your new family,<br>Sally<br>(26 + 4!!!)
Me - severe endo, DH - poor sperm. First IVF ICSI Nov 02 neg. Second IVF/ICSI May 03 Positive.
Miracle baby Jay born on 27th January 04

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Post by bubblymichelle » Tue Nov 04, 2003 1:46 pm

Helen,<br><br>I am so glad your all home and I bet your enjoying every minute of it. I hope all continues to go well and stay in touch. There as been a few more positives over this side recently so you will probably see alot more new faces but its great.<br><br>Luv<br>Shell.<br>28wks 5d pg<br>xx

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Post by Loonpants » Tue Nov 04, 2003 4:57 pm

Helen<br><br>Glad to see that the boys are now in their new home and are doing well.<br><br>Give them a big kiss from me.<br><br>Lisa(Loonpants)<br>xx

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Post by Jules R » Wed Nov 05, 2003 8:25 pm

Hi Helen!<br><br>It's great to hear that Max and Harvey are home. Am I right in thinking that you were looking at Frimley Park as a possibility for giving birth? There is an article in the latest TAMBA mag about a couple who have twins called Max and Harvey and she gave birth at Frimley Park.<br><br>Yes it does get easier. I'd say that once you're able to get out and about with the boys, it'll make quite a difference. I found that our daily walks broke up the day and gave me a bit of respite from feeding/changing. And it did get easier from 6 weeks. For a start, that's when Charlotte started sleeping through the night (obviously your two will take a bit longer, and she was very early to sleep through). But also it was when they became more alert and started to be able to occupy themselves under the play gym while I was looking after the other one.<br><br>Take care and do e-mail me if you have any silly (or sensible!) questions.<br><br>Love Jules
TTC 5 years. Daniel & Charlotte born 22.03.02, 1st ICSI treatment. TTC for 4 further years. 2nd ICSI cycle abandoned, 3rd cycle BFN. Looking forward to being a happy family of 4.

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Post by Nikola » Wed Nov 05, 2003 10:14 pm

Oh Helen<br><br>This is so exciting. I read your post (and Jules) and just can't wait. I've spent the last few weeks wondering how on earth I'm going to cope with twins and you are living proof that it is possible.<br><br>Enjoy Max and Harvey and give us little updates when you get a second in between feeding and changing!!<br><br>love nikola.xx

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Post by RLV » Thu Nov 06, 2003 6:11 pm

Hi Helen<br><br>Glad to hear you've got your little boys home safe & sound.<br><br>It's definately hard work with these twins isn't it?!! I think I've only been on this site once since I got home with my girls 4 weeks ago!<br><br>We'll have to get in touch and compare notes???<br><br>Take care,<br><br>Luv Rachel X

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Post by KATE » Thu Nov 06, 2003 9:08 pm

Hi I was reading your message and I just wanted to tell you that it does get easier. I have 6 month old triplet girls and they are just great. It was extremely hard at first and the sleep deprivation was awful, but 12 weeks was a turning point and they now usually sleep from 7.30pm to about 6.30am. They are now rolling over and 2 of them got their first tooth today and it was brilliant - it definately is hard work, but I get 3 times the smiles and laughs!!<br><br>Kate<br>Daniel - nearly 4<br>Katie, Hannah and Sophie - born at 37 weeks 1 day on 09/04/2003

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Post by NickyJ » Tue Nov 11, 2003 7:53 am

Helen,<br><br>Once again must be such a relief to get them home as I know the trecking back and forth to the SCBU really takes it out of you. Mind you we were in a panic when we first got them home and those first few weeks as you get into your own routine are really hard. Ross was also 4lb when we got him home and as it was warmer I got into the routine of a daily walk really quickly. I really must agree with Jules though about that daily walk. It builds your confidence in getitng them out and about and nothing can beat all the admiring looks and strangers coming up to talk about your beautiful babies. We took alternate nights so that every second night at least one of us got some sleep and we did follow the basics of the contented Baby book (gotta love Gina Ford) although it was a wee bit regimented for us. At about 12 weeks we too got into that wonderful sleeping pattern and although it feels like you have been sleep deprived forever I can't believe it is such a distant memory now. We also found that as soon as they were big enough we got them in Grobags (I think they do smaller sizes now) as it stops them kicking off blankets and keeps them at a steady temp. even when you take them out for a feed.<br><br>Hope these tips help and like Jiles any questions don't hesitate. Enjoy!!!<br><br>Love<br>Nicky

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