Tickled - how are you? I think of you everyday, I'm sure you are feeling really knocked for six from the chemo
Good to hear from you clussy, I agree pregnancy is going really quickly this time round, I am nearly 25 weeks! Having twins and being pregnant is challenging shall we say! I am anxious that this one may arrive early but I'm doing my best to bake him
Heartburn is back, I forgot that feeling but remember it now I feel quite self conscious when I'm out that people are staring at me thinking you mad woman you have 1 year old twins and your heavily pregnant again! I'm happy so that's all that matters but I do have days where i wonder how I'll cope but I will
I am having loads of scans to keep an eye on this pregnancy and although tired I am doing well so far. I have a great support network with my parents though I'd be lost without them.
Clussy, Wish2B & Mummy, I can't believe how your pregnancies are flying by! Hope you're all well and keeping those precious babies warm and snuggly.
How are all you other ladies?
AFM.. Well I am in the dreaded 2WW, remember the joys?!!
So after our bumpy journey creating Summer this time round we appear to have had an amazing cycle! We got 9 eggs, 8 fertilised. Then we had one top grade blasto transferred on Sunday! Seriously, I thought blastocysts were something just super fertile ivf couples got!!
So now we wait and the torturous symptom spotting starts! Although I have to say its very different this time round, just not enough time to spend my days googling about whether an aching ear could be an early pregnancy sign and such like
Love to everyone
Thanks Mummy! Yeah we got one frozen, it's actually hatched which in a way is great but they said it also make it more vulnerable in the freezing process but we shall see!
I will definitely keep you posted xx
How are you all doing? I have a few minutes spare where I'm not sleeping and Zachary is!! Which means he's not pressing buttons and flashing lights on the laptop and bring up windows and menu's that I've never seen before lol.
Zachary is doing just great. He's running and walking everywhere, new shoes and trainers are slowly accruing. He's now 13 months old and wearing 12-18mths clothes. But he's already getting quite tall, just like his mummy and daddy
He has a tonne of toys from Christmas and his birthday in March which he seems to have grown bored with and he'd much rather look at books! I swear he's going to be a genius
Summer - How are things going?
Wish2bmama - Thanks for the PMA! Some days I need it... I have good days and bad days but most of the time just feel tired and get frustrated that I can't do as much as I'd like. Sometimes I don't even have the energy to get out of bed, let alone play with Zachary who's now 13 months old, running around without a care in the world and being very vocal... When we wave and say hello he waves back and tries to say hello.
Isi - How's the family doing?
Mummyiwanabe - Yes it's my bro and his wife that were expecting. But unfortunately after having her 2nd new soya infusion treatment, she had a miscarriage two weeks later. She went back to her consultant that said there was no explanation as to why she lost it. It was just one of those things, it could've happened to anyone whether it was IVF or natural. Obviously they were distraught but it's the first time she's ever had a positive result, they know they treatment works and they're going to try again. So they're hopeful. They've just got to find the money.
Clussy, how is the pregnancy going? I hope it's not too hard on you.
AFM... I started radiotherapy and chemotherapy concurrently on February 15th. The chemo was fine as it was tablets for 6 weeks. The radiotherapy... weekends off but else it was daily trips at ungodly hours to the hospital for laser treatment. It was tiring afterwards and i usually ended up with headaches. I finished March 27th! WOOHOO! I'm still waiting to hear when I will have another MRI so that they can compare the size of the tumour and see if it's worked. I have a few breathing probs so I now have a scan booked for 12th April to check my lungs for blood clots. My face is swollen from water retention and I'm putting on weight due to the steroids I'm on - to keep the swelling of my brain down. So most days I feel awful and every day I look awful... but I have to remain positive and keep busy, or atleast distracted.
So... I unloaded £53 at Paperchase and bought some fun looking diaries and stickers and pens, etc so i can write to people, my hubby, Zachary, my parents... I might do a joint one for my brother and his wife. I have a Memory box of all my favourite things for Zachary so he will know a little more about me (should the worst happen) and what I like. I will put the odds and ends in there with little tags attached and a story as to what it means to me and why... perfume, postcards, pictures,
I've also started a scrap book and put all my concert tickets and programmes together, with pics of people/friends/artists I met there - so he can see how bad my taste in music is... and a list of my favorite songs/movies etc.
Lots of people have sent me snail mail over the weeks so I have little postcards to send people and thank them.
Then I have a Treasure box just for Zachary. His hospital tag, his first babygrow, the ribbon from his first ever Easter egg - a Lindt teddy bear, his first pic...I also want to have cards and letters for landmark events - his 13th, 16th, 18th and 21st birthdays, passing his exams, passing his driving test, graduating?
I'm even thinking of buying Christmas presents for friends and family now as my consultant told me back in January that we were talking months... I know that was before treatment but we still don't know if it's made any difference... I could still have months.
I know some might think of it as morbid but he's still so young and I don't want him to forget me. And even if the treatment works, it will still be something that he has to keep when he's older and look back on.
I hope you're all keeping well and I apologies if I missed anyone...
I don't think its morbid at all I think it's a great idea - breaks my heart to read. I hope you won't need to give them to anyone and the treatment will be successful.
Love the photos of you and your little man!!! Gorgeous! You look great, so happy with Zachary he is super cute!!!
I pray the MRI will show good results please come back and let us know I check on here daily to see if you've popped in. I hope your lungs are ok too hun. You must be exhausted I hope being off the treatment allows u some energy back xxxx
tickled, I'm sorry about your brother and his wife's mc. Very Sad.
I don't think it's morbid at all. It did make me cry tho You are so thoughtful and careing and loving. I am hoping sooo very hard the treatment worked for you! Your little man is getting so big! What a little handsome boy!
Don't worry about the weight and stuff, you just keep busy with your family and craftiness. You can worry about that all later. You are so strong!
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