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Old Sep 9th, 2017, 10:33 AM   2821
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Scooby - happy halfway!!!!



 
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Old Sep 29th, 2017, 10:57 AM   2822
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What's going on ladies?? Miss you guys! Would love an update from everyone



 
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Old Sep 29th, 2017, 12:57 PM   2823
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agreed - I think we talked on here more than FB!



 
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Old Sep 29th, 2017, 18:43 PM   2824
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Hi ladies,

I miss you guys, too!! I'm just waiting for AF so, I can start my de cycle.



 
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Old Oct 2nd, 2017, 07:20 AM   2825
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ohhhhh!! I am SO excited for you, boop!!!



 
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Old Oct 2nd, 2017, 10:09 AM   2826
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boopin- So exciting!!! I didn't realize you were that close to starting. Good luck!

wish- Yeah we definitely talked more on here. I love seeing the pics on FB though! I'm just not really on there all that much.

klik- How are you doing hun? Would love to hear an update!

AFM, 5 days until V Day! I've really been looking forward to this milestone...



 
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Old Oct 2nd, 2017, 16:17 PM   2827
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Wish: thanks for giving us a nudge! Yeah, I was a little sad we'd stopped talking here, though, yeah, it's excellent to see the pics on FB! You and Scooby are so close to viability--that's really lovely! Best of luck on your next scan in a few days--I hope everything continues to go as perfectly as it's been going so far! I'm so happy the boys are doing so well... How are you feeling?!

Scooby: I'll have a peak at your journal, but for now I'm so glad Moobley is getting close to viability!

Boopin: I'll have a peak at your journal too, but in the meantime, WOW! Amazing you're about to start! I hope the new donor is your key to success--good luck!!!

AFM: Had another stim cycle--just had my retrieval yesterday. Despite the stim, only one grew (it was a runaway lead) but fortunately my clinic here is happy to collect just the one. It fertilized today, so hopefully will survive til Wednesday and be frozen then. Then that's it for us, for retrievals, and we'll be moving on to transfers. I've been torturing myself on whether to let the lab grow these to blast or whether to just transfer them on day 3... If we do day 3 transfers, this process can drag out for several more months as we transfer pairs of bad embryos one after another... if we grow them to day 5, they could all potentially die in the lab and then we'd be left with nothing. I'd rather do the former, but it's exhausting even for me to think about... Maybe something in between would be called for, instead... Well, let's see--I'll torture myself a bit more and then I'm sure some decision will be taken at some point!



 
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Old Oct 3rd, 2017, 07:34 AM   2828
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That's so exciting, klik!!! I am a little confused, though - so they froze all of your embies at Day 3 so far, not Day 5? So they would thaw them, see if they continue to grow, and refreeze? Or they just do this on a transfer by transfer basis - thaw, watch develop a couple more days, then transfer. I think I get it now.

I fully understand your stress about all of this. The thought of them being better off in the womb ASAP vs viability/strength if they are able to grow outside of the womb for 2 more days...I don't know which way I'd go. It's so tough to say that if they stopped developing on Day 4 in the lab, that they wouldn't have survived in you!

How many did you end up with? 11 or so?



 
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Old Oct 3rd, 2017, 07:49 AM   2829
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oh and I'm doing well, thank you! I'm feeling fine, though starting to get uncomfortable. My ribs are spreading to make room for the growing uterus and I think my diaphragm is already getting pushed. So that's some discomfort going on. I can't really slouch forward at all b/c any pressure from the rib cage->down sucks. Full panel maternity pants hurt too - the top of the panel comes up to right where the sore spot is. And then if I sit TOO straight, which means arching my back without knowing, my back starts to hurt. So I either have to sit pin straight or lay back quite a bit.
And heartburn has started, so I bring Tums with me everywhere.

But overall I'm good! As long as there are remedies to things, I can deal so far!



 
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Old Oct 3rd, 2017, 12:05 PM   2830
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Hi ladies! I'm sorry for my absence. I've been following along here, but I haven't actually been able to respond between the recurring Disney baby ad or reading along on my phone.

DD2 is doing quite well. She's a sleepy baby, but she's gaining weight well. I'm still pumping 8 times a day around the clock (roughly every 3 hours or so ) and cannot wait until next week when I can start spacing out my pump sessions more and pump fewer times per day without worrying so much about a drop in supply. I'm currently producing just a tad more than her daily intake, so I have a small but slowly growing stash of bags of milk of varying sizes accumulating in the garage freezer. I only produced enough to not give DD1 any formula for about 2 months when I was exclusively pumping for her, so having anything to put in the freezer is new territory for us. Now if only I could get her to take more than 2.5 oz at a time. I'm eagerly,waiting for when she eats more less frequently.

DD2 turns 11 weeks tomorrow -- it's so hard to believe how fast time is flying. Her 2 month doctor visit indicated that she weighs over 10 lbs now (10 lbs 7.5 oz a week and a half ago). She seems to be in the middle of a growth spurt, so I'm curious how much she's gaining right now.

Boopin - I'm so excited that your gearing up and getting started. Sending you some major pixie dust and good vibes!

Klik - Congrats on finishing your final retrieval! You've been such a trooper for so long! If I was in your shoes, I think I'd consider a day 3 transfer and let them thrive in their natural environment. I'd say you could always consider genetic testing, but we only got successful with 1/4 of what was found to be genetically normal. Best of luck with your decision.

Wish & Scooby - I hope you aren't too uncomfortable! It's so exciting that v-day is coming up! If it starts getting uncomfortable when you are laying down, I found this wedge pillow to be awesome. I still use it today (though now it's behind me helping me lean a little forward while I pump). I have a Boppy version of the same thing which is way too hard. https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Amanda - Your daughter is adorable! I hope everyone is doing well!



 
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