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Old Oct 10th, 2017, 09:38 AM   2481
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Hi All. We haven't been very busy on here lately.

I hope you are doing ok Fern. Still thinking of you. I hope you are healing from your experience and giving your guy extra cuddles!

We are all doing good. I think I mentioned finding a specialist for my endometriosis. I had surgery 3 weeks ago and I'm doing quite nicely. She cut out all the endo spots like cancer. This supposedly helps 85%+ of women. My endo pain is just pressure after the surgery and I think that is from healing. The doc wanted to switch me from my Mirena IUD to birth control pills because some pills are better for symptom control. When she went to pull the IUD out, it was embedded in my uterus!!! This was 2 weeks after my endo surgery, so I had to go under anesthesia again yesterday to get the IUD removed and a D&C. "Surgery" twice in 3 weeks....goodness. But all is well, and I'm hoping this course of treatment will help me manage my endo for many years to come.

Claire and Oliver are doing wonderful. They both got 4 teeth in their top gums. So they have 6 teeth now. Oliver's were a struggle, but his FINALLY popped through. They are crawling like crazy, getting into everything, and pulling themselves up on everything they can. Crazy babies!! We have our 9 month appointment later this month so I'm interested to see how much they have grown. Oliver is still long and skinny and Claire is my chunky butt. She has the biggest thighs. She is going to take after her mother.
They love to be tickled on their belly. We "bite" them on their belly and they just squeal and laugh. Last night we got the cutest video where Oliver pushed Claire over with his head and then started to tickle her belly with his face. They were both laughing and laughing. It was the cutest thing I have ever seen. Last week they were watching nursery songs on the tv (Little Baby Bum on youtube - we play them rarely but they LOVE them) and they sat back to front just cuddling and watching the tv together. They are going to be so close. I just love watching them grow up!

I'm gearing up for another week of travel back to Indy next week. This will be my second trip and I'm going to miss my babies so much. I have the most amazing husband who can juggle twins while I'm away. I can't even imagine, but his sister (who still lives with us - Thank God) helps him when she is off work. I guess it's the tradeoff of having a work from home job.

Hope everyone is doing well.



 
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Old Oct 12th, 2017, 00:29 AM   2482
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Rq your endo sounds absolutely horrific, I'm hlad to hear they can find a way to give you relief! My friend wound up not having kids and shortly after 50 having a hysterectomy thanks to her endo pain. It's a long term debilitating condition, my heart goes out to women dealing with it! Claire & Oliver sound like they're wonderful babies. Take as many photos & videos as you can possibly manage. This is, in my house mble experience, the sweet spot of babyhood. Just growing huge personalities, just before they walk & talk, this is it! And then they're more like toddlers. I'm savouring every minute. It's hard, hard, hard work right now but I'm almost in tears quite often knowing it's but a fleeting moment these precious few months. My two little ladies have just found their legs and voices. Table & couch hopping while screaming schrill at the top of their lungs. I was so worried it was a behavioural problem for not enough attention or something like that but after some research it's a completely typical 9 month developmental milestone. I had it really flipping easy with my first!!!!! She was a dream and still is. Her idea of finding her voice was standing up in her stroller bassinet at the park raising her arm and talking loudly to the squirrels. We had no idea what her chunters were all about but it was much easier to deal with than these shrill top-of-the-lung, nerve-wrecking screams. It's like we're trying out for a horror movie. Piper started it and Teagsn completely mimicked her. So we ensure they have binkies at ALL times
We're still up at 11:30pm, 1:30am,,4:30am for feeds too but they're slowly getting better. We're off to Mexico for a little more than a week on the 21st. I'm hoping the weather calms down in the region. So many hurricanes recently! I hope everyone is doing well. I hope you're all enjoying the best 'baby' months right now as we're all going to soon cross many bridges with walking, growth spurts, and amazing first birthdays.



 
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Old Nov 1st, 2017, 14:32 PM   2483
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OMG 2have, I absolutely am LOVING this age! Lots of cuddles and it's so fun watching them grow. I'm trying to enjoy every moment of it, as you caution.

It's funny that your twins are screaming. I know exactly what you mean. Oliver did that a few months back and it was awful. Thankfully it was short lived. I hope he doesn't pick it up again.

I'm doing much better after my surgery. So far no pain post-op. I'm hoping the relief sticks around. I'm starting to pick up my activity now that I feel so good and focus on my health.

I hope your trip to Mexico is fun! DH and I are taking a cruise on Nov 30 and my in-laws will watch Claire and Oliver for a few days/nights. My twins are still sleeping through the night from 7pm to 7am and are relatively easy to take care of so my in-laws will get along just fine. It will be SO nice to have some alone/quality time with my hubby.

Hope you all had a good Halloween. Here is a pic of Claire and Oliver.



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Old Nov 25th, 2017, 11:18 AM   2484
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I’m so excited girls...! I’ve just had a consultation and scan at my clinic and am doing ivf again in a month! They have decided to do the short, antagonist protocol this time because my AMH (78.9) scares them. They have also said I can continue to breastfeed Finlo throughout!

He’s doing really well. 9 months old, 18lbs2oz, still breastfeeding and also eating solids like a champ. He’s crawling but also cruising and looks like he will walk soon. I’m totally in love. This is the absolute best age, I agree. I really know his personality now and he’s cheeky but also very loving.

I go back to work on 5th Feb and I hope to be pregnant when I go back. I’ll be due start of October, so see the academic year through then off next year. I feel really hopeful about all this. My clinic are sure that our infertility is due to DH’s antibodies, which are now 90% and we will not conceive naturally. ICSI works for us though.

Here’s my little cutie pie today. Second pic is in the waiting room at clinic.



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Old Nov 27th, 2017, 08:38 AM   2485
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Aww eli how exciting and those pictures are adorable!

Guys I know itís been a while, the twins birthday is in under 2 weeks. Iím starting to panic, maybe a little PTSD. I never really dealt with all the emotions of having preemies and having babies in the NICU. Iím starting to feel those emotions a lot lately and itís tough.

We wonít be trying for another few years. Iím not ready to go through all of it again. Itís too much too soon. For now our little family of 5 is wonderful. We will try again in a few years because I do want to use more of our frozen embies.



 
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Old Nov 30th, 2017, 11:17 AM   2486
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Aww eli how exciting and those pictures are adorable!

Guys I know it’s been a while, the twins birthday is in under 2 weeks. I’m starting to panic, maybe a little PTSD. I never really dealt with all the emotions of having preemies and having babies in the NICU. I’m starting to feel those emotions a lot lately and it’s tough.

We won’t be trying for another few years. I’m not ready to go through all of it again. It’s too much too soon. For now our little family of 5 is wonderful. We will try again in a few years because I do want to use more of our frozen embies.
Hey Rebecca, sorry to hear you're not feeling great. Take it one day at a time and do get your iron checked, the no. 1 reason contributing to ppd is anemia and most twin moms are extremely anemic the 1st year after birth.

Thanks for posting pics ellie - he's a sweetheart! I'm already planning my ywin's birthday. We couldn't have a baby meet n greet because they were so small so we have extra people coming. Mudpie has some super cute 1st birthday dresses and we have a lady trying to break into the photography business who's going to do a free photo shoot for us. I made MacKinley's birthday cake which was waaay too complicated so I'm just going to do large cake smash cupcake birthday cakes and have cupcakes for guests to eat. And pizza - simple! I hope you all enjoy the firsts, soon they'll be looking more like toddlers than babies



 
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