We're home

Announcement of pregnancy and birth following assisted reproductive treatment.
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Helen Reid
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We're home

Post by Helen Reid » Mon Jul 19, 2004 12:49 pm

Hi all

Thankyou all for your kind messages on the other thread.
We got home on Thursday and i am so glad after two and half weeks.
He did need help with his breathing for a couple of days and had the thing that went up his nose (not very good with remembering what they are called), he was very grunty when he was born and at first they thought he would be fine. He got to stay with me for a while but then went to special care. He also got fed by a tube and was in an incubator. He was moved to high dependitsy and after a few more days was breast feeding a little and getting top ups through his tube. Once off his monitors and the tube removed he breastfed well but then lost some weight. A week past today he got to my room on the understanding that he had to put weight on and would be weighed on the Wednesday but it was changed to Thursday and if he did he would be let out. He put weight on and then i was told Saturday as he had to have two weight gains. The sister went mental and told the doctor that the only reason she allowed him to be brought to the ward was on the condition i got out. So i got out and he is now over his birth weight 3.61kg (3.42kg when he was born).
I am enjoying being home and cannot believe he is actually here. He is up every 3-4 hours and is getting better at settling but the longest i have been up with him is 5 hours.

I had him in his bugaboo yesterday for his first walk.
Taking it easy and enjoying being a mummy.
I hope i did not scare anyone when i said about the swelling but i never thought it would happen to me. I was one of three emergency sections that day all due to pre eclampsia.

I will get got up slowly on all the news, I hope everyone is well and their bumps are growing nicely.

Love
Helen and Baby Duncan
Age 27
I.V.F started in 2001. 1st cycle +ve mc nov 2001 at 12 weeks. Fet mar 2002 +ve then -ve.
2nd cycle +ve eptopic oct 2002 6 weeks.
fet mar 2003 -ve. 3rd cycle over stimulated embies frozen. Fet nov 2003 +ve due 11/8/04.

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Post by helenlouise » Mon Jul 19, 2004 1:15 pm

How wonderful for you to be home already when you were probably expecting to be in a while.
Enjoy it and i hope you are feeling well also.
Helen
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me 33, DP 35
ICSI cycle Nov 2003, tested positive.

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Post by Tracey S » Mon Jul 19, 2004 3:37 pm

Helen

So glad you are back - bit of a hassle the whole thing - doctors hey?

Just enjoy now - how is your mother in law by the way?

Big hug to you both
Love
Tracey
xxx
ttc 9 years. 38 yrs old, dh 8 hrs younger!First IVF in Aug 2002 and had ectopic.2nd IVF neg.3rd FET and negative.4th FET and positive but sadly lost our little boy at 20 weeks.5th FET and Alice Isobel and Emily Charlotte born 5th Aug 2004!

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Post by sue.m » Mon Jul 19, 2004 8:54 pm

Helen,

glad to hear you're all now home safe and sound......and you have a real live baby now to push in your bugaboo, no more having to push it around the house whilst empty! :lol:

Oh god, don't start me on mother in laws......by 8.30am this morning mine had called at least 12 times. I didn't answer any of them but by the end wanted to pick up and shout "look I'm pretending not to be in you silly cow!" ......sorry, that's me done now on in laws.....Tracey Sharps fault!

Sue.x
ttc for almost 4 years, diagnosed as unexplained. Just about to begin treatment when we were lucky enough to concieve naturally. Our beautiful baby boy, Daniel, was born on 27 Sept 2003. Now expecting again, baby due 22 Aug 2005.

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Post by beck » Mon Jul 19, 2004 10:20 pm

poptastic news.

hope to see you on the "hows the mummies thresd soon"

enjoy being a new mum its great fun.

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Post by Dagny » Tue Jul 20, 2004 9:07 am

Hi Helen and Little Duncan

So glad you are home now and settling in nicely. Enjoy every moment.

Love Dagny xkx
Me 38 DH 40
1st 2nd & 4th IVF/ICSI -ve
3rd +ve DD Katelyn born @ 24wks & sadly died
5th +ve m/c 9wks
6th +ve Twins Sadly DD Leah stillborn @20wks and DS Kieran born @22wks but sadly died too
7th +ve - DD Chloë Mae born @38wks our precious miracle

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Post by phil » Thu Jul 22, 2004 3:59 pm

hi helen,

welcome home and congratulations on the arrival of Duncan.

love
phil

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Post by Helen Reid » Mon Jul 26, 2004 1:53 pm

Hi all

Really enjoying being a mum. He is up every 3 hours at night so i get about 2 hours sleep and i am sleeping on the couch. Find it alot easier to feed him and change him down stairs and don't disturb dh to much. He is 4 wks now and getting bigger every day.

Tracey, my mother in law is fine now he is here, a bit over powering sometimes but i have just started to say what i am thinking and she just shuts up or does as i say. She is totally in love with him and so is my father in law, its amazing that something so small can change people overnight.She is not here everyday as promised (phew) but she always ask what the rota is for the week for my mum and sis coming, i think she likes him to herself but so does everybody. But every one is great i don't have to do a thing. My house is a mess but i just leave it.

Hope you are all well

Helen & little Duncan
Age 27
I.V.F started in 2001. 1st cycle +ve mc nov 2001 at 12 weeks. Fet mar 2002 +ve then -ve.
2nd cycle +ve eptopic oct 2002 6 weeks.
fet mar 2003 -ve. 3rd cycle over stimulated embies frozen. Fet nov 2003 +ve due 11/8/04.

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Post by Tracey S » Mon Jul 26, 2004 4:07 pm

Sue

How come I get the blame for everything around here :( I mean you all know how sensitive I am :lol:

Helen - so glad you are back - not sure I like the every 3 hours and sleeping on the settee bit - I ordered some different ones to that :roll:

As for MIL - good - glad all sorted and she is in her place - like you say amazing how babies change things!

Take care
Love
Tracey
xxx
PS how is the bugaboo?
ttc 9 years. 38 yrs old, dh 8 hrs younger!First IVF in Aug 2002 and had ectopic.2nd IVF neg.3rd FET and negative.4th FET and positive but sadly lost our little boy at 20 weeks.5th FET and Alice Isobel and Emily Charlotte born 5th Aug 2004!

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Post by Juliana » Tue Jul 27, 2004 9:34 am

Hi Helen,
Welcome home from me too, I am so glad you have your precious baby at home and all is well! You sound like you don't even mind the lack of sleep! I am amzed how things have changed - I remember you posting saying that your mother in law did not even want to acknowledge you being pregnant! Enjoy as much as you can!
love,
juliana

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