Special Delivery 2012!!! Is your EDD 2012? Join us here.

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Post by ttcnb » Fri Feb 17, 2012 5:05 am

Hi All - Babies are all here and they are small but doing great. Baby A (Abraham Preston) - 3lbs 8oz; Baby B (Benjamin Logan) - 3lbs 3oz and Baby C (Cameron Porter) - 2lbs 4oz.

They have all been breathing room air from the beginning and everyone is thriving now. I am really tired tonight but wanted to drop a line to let you all know we are doing well. Will write an update with details later.
me 41 (PCOS), DH 45
#1 IVF mid 2005, BFN
#2 FET late 2005, DS born 8/8/2006
#3 FET July 2011 - transferred 2 blasts - BFP on 8/1
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6wk1d US - having triplets (identical twins and a singleton) -HB over 119

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Post by BlissfulCS » Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:40 am

Congrats TTCNB!!!! Love the names. Prayers for you and your little men. Rest and recuperate!
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IVF 1 - 3 Chemical and 2BFN
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Post by bodie1011 » Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:34 pm

Lyd - So glad the tests look good so far.

Felicia - Yay! 24 weeks, you are officially reached the point of viability. I keep telling myself it will be such a relief when I get there :)

TTCNB - congrats on the birth of the triplets. Wonderful news that they are doing so well. I love the names!!
Me 37, DH 35, TTC 4 YR, MC x3
FET 10/7 10/16 beta 248 BFP, 10/25 u/s twins!
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Post by Wishingandhoping » Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:48 pm

Ttcnb- Congratulations!!!! That is awesome news! Keep us posted!

Felicia- Congrats on 24 weeks! Keep up the good work!

Lydia- So glad the tests are going well so far! I'll keep praying that the rest go well!

Deftonesmo- Grady is precious! Thanks for sharing!

Barbara- What a cute belly pic!

We- Hope you start feeling better soon! I remember those days very well. Hang in there!

Alisa- I just love that picture of Evie!

AFM- Just hanging out on bedrest... My mother came for the week, which was wonderful. She left this morning. I just want to keep baking these babies :) Next check is Monday unless something changes.
Me 34- mod endo
DH 36- perfect
IUI x 4- BFN
IVF #1 01/11- BFN
IVF #2 04/11- BFP- M/C at 6 weeks
FET 7/21/11- BFP on HPT 7/26!!! beta 8/1- 980; beta 8/4- 2565; beta 8/8- 9964
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Post by katieb1231 » Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:24 pm

TTCNB....Congratulations!!!! Awesome & beautiful names! So happy for you can't wait to see pictures!!!!

Wishing....keep babies baking you are a good mommy!

AFM...have a question for you ladies I have four left over embies and need someone to donate them to. I had a very nice couple from this site and they decided to go in another direction and of course they were perfect! I have looked at the miracles waiting website but it is sort of over whelming and I really liked the idea of finding someone from this site....I am not having much luck anyone you all know of who is looking for donor embies? I have looked all over but can't seem to find anyone looking :-( PM me if you do or tell them too....Thanks :mrgreen:
Me: Kt-42 - DH: Louie-50
TTC: 7 years - IUI X 5 - IVF X 2 (1-DE) - FET X 1 - MC x 6

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Post by Wishingandhoping » Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:31 pm

Katie- I don't know of anyone, but I just wanted to say how incredibly generous that is of you. I hope you find the perfect couple! I hope Olivia is doing well!
Me 34- mod endo
DH 36- perfect
IUI x 4- BFN
IVF #1 01/11- BFN
IVF #2 04/11- BFP- M/C at 6 weeks
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Post by longtimerivf » Fri Feb 17, 2012 6:24 pm

Hello everyone!!! Happy friday!!!

Ttcnb- congratulations on your 3 little miracles!!! glad they are doing fine and hope you are fine too!!! hugs and hope they are able to go home with you soon!!! :D

bliss- wonderful picture!!! she's so cute!!! congratulations!!!

Katie- cute as a button!!! So glad everything is going great and your little one is forever with you!!!

wishing - how's your bed rest? Once you get into the routine it's not so bad... you're almost there and every day they just get a little bit bigger- but I think if they are born, they will be nice and plump~!!! best of luck and keep us posted!!

Lyd - so happy all the tests are coming back normal!!! best of luck and hope you are enjoying this pg!!

Fvrogers - glad you made it to 24 weeks!! it made me feel so much better to get to viability!!! now lets make it to 28!! we're here rooting for you!!!

Deftonesmo - beautiful pics!!! congratulations!!

happybunny - wow!! you did pop!! congratulations!!! :D

we- hope you feel better soon!!! hugs!!

bodie- almost there!! only a few more weeks to viability!!! yay!!

nancy - how did your c/s go??? so... boy or girl??? how exciting!!! we're thinking of you!!!

AFM - happily still here!! no more scary events this week... had a dr.'s appointment and everything looks great... still on house arrest... but anything for this little girl!! ... have to confess... it's getting to me... I sometimes feel like I'm going crazy, but holding on to my sanity any way I can!! Start my birthing classes next week... hope I have enough time to finish them... and also have the BF class ... had to book them so near the end so that my dr would let me get out of bed and go to them... so here's to hoping!!! excited to see people!!

Happy weekend everyone!!
Married 10+ years
TTC 6+ years
fresh IVF's x5... all bfn...
First FET... WOW. First ever BFP!!!
Miracles happen everyday... we just have to keep the faith and wait for ours...
Praying and hoping everyone's dreams and wishes come true!!!
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Post by LYD10 » Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:33 pm

WOW - TTCNB - that's over 9lb in total weight that you grew between three of them!!!!! Congratulations!!!!!! so glad everyone is doing great already! beautiful names!

Katieb - that is realy generous of you to donate the embies! have you thought about posting a line on teh IVF thread here? or under the general forum? you would have to bump it up occasionally...
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#1 IVF BFN
#2 FET DS born
#3 IVF ectopic
#4 FET BFN
#5 FET Chemical
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Post by MamaBoo » Sat Feb 18, 2012 1:35 pm

Katie: I agree that it is an amazing thing that you are doing to donate your embies. Very generous of you. I also agree that creating a thread on the IVF and General forums are the way to go. Good luck in your search. I am sure you will meet the right person! I understand that you would want to donate them to someone you have had some contact with and feel like you know somewhat.
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DH 47 semi-low morphology
TTC 6 yrs
3 IUI's all BFN
IVF#1: 10/08 BFP early MC
FET#1: 03/09 BFP
DS born 11/28/09
FET#2: 03/11
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Post by katieb1231 » Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:21 pm

Nancy - Hope your c-section went well and you are busy snuggling your LO....did you have a boy or girl?? Hugs & Kisses & hope you are all doing well :-)
Me: Kt-42 - DH: Louie-50
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Post by moorebaby » Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:06 pm

longtimerivf- Woohoo!!! I'm so glad that things are looking good! I'll be doing the birthing class, bf'ing class, & infant care class soon, too!

Katie- That is 1 of the most selfless things ever! I'm sure you will find the right match!

Wishingandhoping- That was nice to have a little visit from your mom. Let us know how today's appointment goes.

ttcnb- Congratulations triplet mama! Did you go off the baby A, baby B, & baby C theme for their names? My SIL did that...Avery, Brody, & Casey. When we talk about them, we refer to them as ABC. Anyways, I love the names you picked out! I'm so glad that you & the LOs are doing well.

Lydia- Yay on the good results of the nuchal u/s & I'm sure the other tests will be just as good!

Felicia- I don't feel like we have it together at all, lol! I feel like there's still so much to do!

Nancy- How did everything go? Thinking of you!

Mora- Grady is so adorable!

Barbara- I see the bump...how cute!

kbillsy- How are you feeling? Hope the headache & vomiting are gone! Doesn't it feel good to make it official by announcing it to the world? I remember that! The Vow was good. Of course, being hormonal, I just bawled the entire time. DH thought it was ok...lol!

Maria- How are you feeling? Better...I hope! Yeah, not having a weekly u/s is something that us IVF girls have to get used to. We get so spoiled w/ our REs. Congrats on making the double digits!

Alisa- What a gorgeous pic of Evie!

bodie- Thanks! I can't believe I'm in the 3rd trimester...time is flying!

AFM- Well, I'm off this entire week...woohoo!!! I need to pack my hospital bag...wow! My shower is 2 weeks from yesterday...March 4th. The weekend after that we are going to get the nursery furniture. So, by 33 weeks, everything should be set up. I had a prenatal appointment this past Thursday. I asked the OB what he thought about me going to a wedding in Baltimore last weekend of March. I had a feeling what the answer would be. "Absolutely not!" was his reply. LOL, I'm not surprised....I will be 34 & 1/2 weeks then. I feel bad....DH's cousin (they're really close) is getting married that weekend. If I don't go into labor before 35 weeks, the doctor said they will schedule a c-section for sometime between week 37 & 38. So, the LOs will be here at some point in the middle to end of April..eek! Baby A (boy) is head down, but baby B (girl) is vertex up high. They've both pretty much been in those positions most of the pregnancy, so the doctor doesn't think they're going to change...especially as they get bigger & there's less room for them. Originally, I was told that a vaginal delivery would be attempted since the boy is down & he is the closest to my cervix, but now the fear is that if they do that, my uterus will start contracting back to a much smaller size & the pressure could rupture the placenta of the girl & they don't want to risk that. I'm a little bummed...I really wanted that initial connection when they put the baby on your chest. But, whatever it takes to get them here healthy is all I care about.
ME: 32
DH: 38 (Severe MF)

IVF 1: BFP...M/C
IVF 2-5: BFN
IVF 6: BFP...it's twins!!

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Post by moorebaby » Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:17 pm

Welcome to our forum for parents expecting in 2012. We decided to expand our Due in Winter 2012 board to include more ladies, many of whom we have cycled with in the past and end up stalking anyway!

Please feel free to join us and share your journey. If you would like to be added to the list just post your estimated due date and I will add it next week. I am hoping lots of ladies join and keep me very busy! We're looking forward to a great year with lots of healthy babies!



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Blaqdymun- Due 1/4
Addy- Due 1/6 Welcome Matthew Patrick! 1/1/12...the first baby of the new year!
Sweetpea614 (Kat)- Due 1/8 Welcome Lucas!
Yingz- Due 1/9 Welcome Chloe Chu- born on January 16th!
DCRunningMama-Due 1/11
Red_Riding_Hood- Due 1/12 Image
Smoon0021 - Due 1/14 Welcome Kailey! 1/3/12
Dallas-Welcome Ethan Finn and Avery Lynn!
BlissfulCS (Alisa)- Due 1/27 Welcome Evelyn Gail!
Nwquiz- Congratulations on your new family member!


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Deftonesmo (Mora)- Due 2/2Image Welcome Grady John- born on January 24th!
NancyB- 2/15
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Augustrain- expecting twins on 2/8!
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Katieb1231- Due 2/14 Image Welcome Olivia Wolfe- born on February 7th!


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Easley4- Due 3/14 Image
Dreams2009- Due 3/7

longtimerivf- Due 3/23


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Wishingandhoping- expecting twins on 4/7Image AND Image
Dogzrule- Due 4/11Image
ttcnb- Triplets! Due 4/9
ImageImageImage Welcome Abraham Preston, Benjamin Logan, & Cameron Porter- born on February 14th!
Prayersnpies- Due 4/19


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Nicksgam due 5/2
Moorebaby (Ester)- twins due 5/10 (will likely be April!) Image AND Image

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fvrogers (Felicia)- due 6/8 Image
Tuffy4u- twins due 6/11 (but likely to go by 5/20) Image AND Image
Bodie1011- Due 6/24 but won't go past 6/10 with twins girls!!!Image AND Image
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JenMink- due 7/17
HappyBunny (Barbara)- due 7/31
Dragondad76- expecting TWINS in late July
Mcfarland2213- due 7/9
Alexis- Due 7/31 and expecting TWINS!
Kbillsy- Due with TRIPLETS sometime in July
Alexis- due July 31st and expecting twins!


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Bonnieucwv- EDD TBD

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Lydia- due September 5th
WeHaveHope (Maria)- twins due September 16th (will likely be August)

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For those of you who just found out you're having a LO (or 2 or 3), have you announced your news yet? If so how did you do it and how did it go? If not, what are your plans?

For those of you who have LOs in their arms or are really close to, what did you pack in your hospital bag? What did you end up packing that you didn't need? What do you wish you had packed? I'm especially wondering about twins, a c-section, & April being a hit or miss month weather-wise.
ME: 32
DH: 38 (Severe MF)

IVF 1: BFP...M/C
IVF 2-5: BFN
IVF 6: BFP...it's twins!!

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Post by BlissfulCS » Mon Feb 20, 2012 6:30 pm

I consider myself the expert on what you will need in the hospital, being that I was there for 12 days!

1) CHAPSTICK- hospitals are dry!
2) Shampoo, conditioner, hairdryer. At my hospital these were not provided.
3) You do NOT need underwear... I loved the ones the hospital provides especially for a c-section. Even took some home.
4) You do NOT need receiving blankets, diapers, wipes, or other baby goodies as they are all provided for you. A going home outfit is sufficient (and outfit for hospital photos if your hospital takes them...mine did not)!
5) I brought clothing to wear after delivery (lounge pants) but was more comfortable in the gown, especially after c-section. And if you are breastfeeding, plan on being topless for the duration. :-) You lose any modesty you have very quickly.
6) You do NOT need your breast pump.
7) Camera, computer (or tablet), camcorder
8) Tell DH to dress in layers. Temperature fluctuates a lot and what will be comfortable for you may not be for him.
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DH 37- no issues
IVF 1 - 3 Chemical and 2BFN
IVF #4 FET- DD
IVF#5- BFN
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Post by Happy Bunny » Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:23 pm

Hospital bag stuff that we used:

For us:

Fuzzy socks - My feet get cold easily.
Slippers - You had to have footwear to walk the halls.
Cherry Lifesavers - I like having candy around.
My own water bottle - They give you a cup but I'm a heavy water drinker and prefer my own bottle.
Clothing to go home in - Pajama pants and t-shirt was what I wore.
A small bottle of conditioner - The hospital had shampoo but my fine hair needs really good conditioner.
Lip balm - You'll have dry, cracked lips from the air in the hospital.
My own pillow - I'm seriously picky about pillows so I brought my own.
Camera and video camera - You'll probably take about a million photos - you will look rotten in all of them :)
A book - TV gets boring to me.
Small bills cash for hubby - He'll need some snacks at weird hours.
Spare shirt for hubby - He camped out in our room and it was nice for him to have a fresh shirt.

For baby:

Going home outfit - You probably bought this right after your gender scan!
Photo outfit - If you think that you'll want to buy the photos. We took about 100 of our own so we didn't buy.
Velcro swaddle - We were too new at swaddling to get it right immediately. The velcro swaddle was super easy to do. I highly recommend a velcro swaddle.
Barbara
Me: 38 2X Ectopic; DH: 38 MF
IVF #1 ET 10/11/10 BFP Brooke Marie
IVF #2 ET 11/11/11 BFP Travis James

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Post by Wishingandhoping » Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:55 pm

HappyBunny and Alisa- Thanks for the advice on hospital bag items! Mine is packed and ready.

Ester- Don't worry yet about the babies' positions. My little girl turned between 28 and 31 weeks.

Longtimer- So glad you're doing well!

AFM- NST this morning looked good, and my cervix is holding at 1cm, 80% effaced. They aren't doing another U/S for 2 more weeks unless something changes. I'm a little nervous because I have lost 10 pounds in 2 weeks. They think it's all from fluid which improved significantly on bedrest. I just want my babies to be growing! I've only gained 27 lbs this whole pregnancy. Also, for those of you that saw your mucus plug, what was it like? I know...TMI. Since my appt this morning, I have had some yellow mucusy D/C. Could that be the mucus plug? Just curious. Thanks ladies!
Me 34- mod endo
DH 36- perfect
IUI x 4- BFN
IVF #1 01/11- BFN
IVF #2 04/11- BFP- M/C at 6 weeks
FET 7/21/11- BFP on HPT 7/26!!! beta 8/1- 980; beta 8/4- 2565; beta 8/8- 9964
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