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Postby seltzer » Fri Dec 28, 2007 8:20 pm

Ah, the saga of the MILs!

About the sex thing, I can sort of understand where your DH is coming from, momma2be. Not to provide TMI, but when my DP was preg I felt weird about having sex w/her. She seemed so, well, MATERNAL. The whole thing was kinda surreal/strange. Now that I am preg, I am definitely in the mood for sex but am not allowed to partake b/c of my OHSS. :( Maybe I'll get the OK from my OB on 1/2, we'll see. my sex drive has increased DRAMATICALLY since I've been pregnant. Anyone else find this to be the case?
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Postby momma2be » Fri Dec 28, 2007 9:07 pm

Oh thank god Seltzer...I thought I was the only one. Since DH and I cannot have sex (same problem as you) and I seem to have packed my "tools" elsewhere and I can't even imagine which box it is, I am climbing the walls.

Although to be honest, I am too tired at night to be sexy. I think the maternal thing has set in for me too. I am very protective of this womb.
Grrrrrrrrrrrrr...don't mess with a pregnant momma. :twisted: Especially a hormonal one on fertility drugs still. :P
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Postby 2ndtimer » Sun Dec 30, 2007 4:36 pm

Hi Ladies,
I haven't been able to post since before Christmas and it looks like I've missed about 2 pages of updates. I hope everyone is doing well -it sounds like you all are except for the occasional cold. Seltzer, I was sorry to read that you lost one of your twins. I know that's got to be both sad & scary. The same thing happened to a lady I know both times she had IVF and she had 2 very healthy babies after the "disappearing twin."
I still haven't had my first scan. That's on Jan2. The suspense is killing me. I feel like everything is going to be OK, but I'd sure like to know that for sure.
DH has kept me super busy this past week. We went 3 hours away to my parents last Sunday for an early Christmas, then about 1 hour south of that for Monday & Tuesday for Christmas with his family. We were home long enough to wash some clothes on Wed, then went 3 hours the opposite direction to the beach. We stayed at the beach until yesterday. I was so tired by the time I got home last night I slept for 12 hours.
I'm getting MS everyday, but not in the mornings. It usually starts around lunch time and gets much worse by the evening.
I had to laugh at all the MIL complaints. Mine is also crazy. She just got a new dog before Christmas and it bit 3 people Christmas Eve night. She walked around crying because no one seemed to like her new dog -wonder why!
Shari -it was so nice to get the message from you. I hope you are over your cold now and also hope you had a great holiday too. Is Hanukah as big of a holiday?
It's so good to be back home! I'm actually looking forward to going back to work tom and getting back to my routine.
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Postby squeezan » Sun Dec 30, 2007 5:02 pm

Hi Ladies
Just a quick one from me. I just realised how long it is since I posted on here. Sorry, I have been reading and keeping up with everyone.
Not much going on here, just really tired and still trying to shake off a cold.
I can't believe I'm nearly 9 weeks already :shock:
I hope everyone had a good Christmas and has a
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Postby sharishu » Sun Dec 30, 2007 7:48 pm

Rebecca,
Hey, I missed you girl! Well, you MADE it through the holidays, and now you're home again, safe and sound. Yay! As far as Hanuka, it's a big holiday (lasting 8 days), and we also get together with family. Some families make a huge deal over gifts, and some don't. We're not so much into the big gifts, but it's still a happy, fun holiday. Just 2 more days till your US (I remembered). Believe me, I feel your anticipation. I AM glad to hear about your MS. Not about the yucky feeling you are having, but it's a good indication that things are going well, please G-d! I really do wish you the BEST of luck for your ultrasound, and it really sounds like all is fine :)

Su,
I am still getting over my cold as well. I was home all week, barely got out of bed. Went back to work today and I was exhausted the whole time. Hope we are both feeling 100% really soon. Be well.

Take care everybody!

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Postby 2ndtimer » Mon Dec 31, 2007 2:02 pm

HAPPY NEW YEAR'S EVERYONE :D
Tonight is my DH & mine's 10 year anniversary of meeting. This will be the first time we stayed in on NY'sEve since then, but we are both very happy for the reason.
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Postby momma2be » Mon Dec 31, 2007 2:33 pm

Happy Anniversary 2nd! How exciting, I hope you and the hubby have a nice dinner at home! If you're like me, you won't even see the clock turn midnight.

I went in for my first Ultrasound and they saw one sac, so it's one baby and it appears to be a week behind. They couldn't find a heartbeat but they factor that it might be too early?

Has this happened to anyone else?

I guess I would be at the 5 week mark and not the 6 week mark as previously thought.

I am trying not to worry...but as you all know, it just comes with the turf.
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Postby seltzer » Mon Dec 31, 2007 4:22 pm

momma2be - What did your RE's office say about the u/s results? If you are truly 5 wks, then that (I think) is too early to detect a hb. Meantime stay as calm and positive as you can...it's one of those "hurry up and wait" situations. Put your feet up and relax.

2ndtimer - nice to meet you, so to speak, & thanks for the kind words on my twin. My MS sounds similar to yours...it's worse toward dinnertime and into the evening. So by about the time I am going to bed I feel like I'm going to puke. Congrats on your anniversary.

I have an u/s today...am a little nervous. The OB scheduled it to check on the status of the non-viable twin and to reassure me about the other one. Let's hope it does just that.

Happy New Year's Eve, everyone.
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Postby momma2be » Mon Dec 31, 2007 4:59 pm

Good luck Seltzer and let us know how it goes.

Thanks for the reassurance. I am trying to remain positive...and lying down a lot. Don't need to convince me of that! :P

I think my nurse is a bit of a ditz, she says things that she shouldn't. Like comments like, "Well it's in god's hands now." Which yes, I do agree...but can I please one of the doctor's hands in it too??? I was asking if I had reason to worry when my girlfriend told me that I should be tested for fifth disease because her daughter had it when I visited her. I could have had a blood test to make sure but she said it's in God's hands. Ugh!

I just took a nice long walk...it helped to relieve me of my worries.

Let us know how it went for you!
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Postby sharishu » Mon Dec 31, 2007 5:22 pm

Rebecca-
Congratulations on your anniversary, and happy New Years!

Momma2be-
I'm sending positive thoughts your way. May your next ultrasound bring a strong heartbeat to put your worries to rest.

Seltzer-
Good luck on your next US as well. Hope you are feeling more relaxed.

May the new year bring more happiness and blessing than ever!

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Postby seltzer » Mon Dec 31, 2007 7:03 pm

momma2be -

"It's in God's hands"?!?!!?! I think I'm going to scream!! That is the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard. Obviously God isn't the only being involved here or the fertility clinics woudn't be making any $$. That reminds me of something my dr. said to me. When my OHSS was really bad but I was pregnant I said to him, "This will all be worth it" or something to that effect, and he said, "Well, hopefully..." What a MAJOR downer that guy was. Mr. Negative.
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Postby 2ndtimer » Mon Dec 31, 2007 7:07 pm

Hi Mom2be,
It sounds like they got you in fairly early for the U/S. I've read that sometimes the heartbeat can't even be detected until around 7 weeks. Try to stay positive & ignore what the nurse says. That's one thing I've learned(and I am a nurse). I think we are all kept in the dark so much during IVF that we start to hang on every word we get from the nurses & MD's.
Good luck to you too Seltzer on your U/S today.
Shari, as always, it's so nice to hear from you.
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Postby momma2be » Mon Dec 31, 2007 8:37 pm

Well the nurse called with my HCG numbers that I requested she get for me since we did not see a heartbeat...they went from 413 to 513. Not a significant jump and it should have jumped after a week.

They think I am going to miscarry. (at least that is what the nurse said)

I don't know what to do.
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Postby MBG » Mon Dec 31, 2007 9:56 pm

Momma2be: I am not quite sure what to say....Don't give up yet...Can you ask to speak to your RE? You may just have a slow bloomer...just try to relax the best you can and keep thinking positive thoughts..(I know easier said than done) I will be sending positive vibes your way.


Rebecca: Congrats on your anniversary!! What a gift you have to celebrate!! My DH and I are going to stay in and watch a boat load of movies and eat pizza! I can't think of a better way to ring in the new year...however..probably will not make that long....my bedtime has been between 8 and 8:30 lately :lol:

I too went for my first ultrasound today...we have one little nugget in there..(the nurses and the RE were convinced we were having twins) It is measuring 6 weeks 2 days with heartbeat of 125 bpm :D my projected due date is August 23rd....Sounds HOT!! :shock:

I hope everyone has a good newyears eve and wonderful new year full of many joys!!

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Postby momma2be » Mon Dec 31, 2007 10:03 pm

Thanks Mary Beth and CONGRATS on your news! What a relief for you!

I go back on Wednesday for another blood test and U/S to see if there is any new development.

I will remain positive and will this baby to stay in there.

Thanks again!
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