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Old Feb 5th, 2018, 15:06 PM   2861
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Urs-- So so happy to hear your updates. ESPECIALLY THE BFP! ahhh! Congratulations. You must be to the moon with excitement. How does your partner feel about it?

Swimmy-- Ooooh, it's go time! Eek, that is so exciting. I hope the timing is just right and everything goes smoothly!

Krissie-- Holy cow! Congratulations on your amazing birth-- you are a rock star momma... natural childbirth is no joke! I want to go natural again if we get lucky enough to have a second but I had major tearing and rough recovery the last time so it makes me nervous. Your daughter is beautiful! Does it feel wild to realize you have a daughter now? A sweet little boy and lovely little girl. What a precious family!

Fern, hope things chill out for you soon and pregnancy is on the horizon!


Nothing to report here, other than tomorrow's my bday. Still avoiding health changes like the plague, lol, need to get with it! Whoever said breastfeeding makes the weight fall off, shame on them! I've been breast feeding 8 months and am still 20 lbs up over pre-preg weight. Breastfeeding makes me ravenous all the time. And if I exercise, I get even hungrier and just replace the calories I burned by eating more. Ugh.



 
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Old Feb 5th, 2018, 16:24 PM   2862
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Urs- fantastic update! Congrats again.

MissDoc- it was one heck of a ride but if we have another baby I would do it again. My recovery was so much better this time.

It has been crazy thinking about the fact we have two and one of each. It was always what I wanted and its hard to beleive it. She has fit in so well and it such a sweet and content baby. I can honestly say I would be willing to go for a third if things line up in a couple years and DH agrees. But at this point I'm finding it unlikely to happen, which I'm sure I'll be okay with too.



 
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Old Feb 7th, 2018, 20:43 PM   2863
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urs - i knew it! yay!!! so excited for you!!!!! can't wait for more updates

Doc - hahaha i was thinking the same thing about breastfeeding!! i put on more weight while breastfeeding than when i was pregnant! I was sooooo mad lol hungry all the time. I didn't get anywhere until after I stopped breastfeeding it was so frustrating but i get their nutrition is more important. I'm sure the weight will come off once your done nursing.

krissie - i'm just so happy for you, everytime i see the picture of them together it just looks so complete I always thought i would want 2 boys or even one of each but its funny how things change because now i would be more than over joyed with 2 girls hahaha but thats me getting ahead of myself.

AFM - i forgot how much i felt totally crazy on clomid lol. I can't stop obsessing and its driving me nuts. I keep going over my previous cycles over and over. ones without clomid and ones with trying to get the timing right. (this would be soooo much easier if i had more regular cycles hahaha. As it stands I'm going to "implant" on feb 15th. That would put me on CD 16 and hopefully i ovulate that night or the next day. on clomid i ovulated anywhere between CD 15 and CD 18. Sorry for the rambling. I for sure can say that if we do a donor again i'm going to do it with the clinic no at home lol. The clinic has the freezers needed to keep samples until needed.



 
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Old Feb 13th, 2018, 03:27 AM   2864
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hope everyone has a wonderful valentines day tomorrow



 
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Old Feb 13th, 2018, 14:24 PM   2865
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Hi swimmy fx for you especially with those clomid hormones! I remember those!
So we have decided that unless we win the lotto we are one and done lol. I don't think I'll have a hysterectomy until next year (medical aid fund issues) but until then, welp we barely have sex as it is and I'm infertile so we're good. I am really VERY VERY happy with baby G! And am saving up for the metabolic diet. I think that's the best thing ever.



 
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Old Feb 13th, 2018, 14:25 PM   2866
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Urs and irym- news!!



 
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Old Feb 13th, 2018, 15:56 PM   2867
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hope everyone has a wonderful valentines day tomorrow
Happy Valentine's! I hope your insem goes well. Ftx you catch that egg.

Fern- it is such a hard decision to decide to be oad. But when we had decided that I was looking forward to it.



 
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Old Feb 14th, 2018, 02:55 AM   2868
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Fern - what is the metabolic diet?

Iím annoyed Iíve come down with this respiratory sickness and I think it has completely messed up my temp charting this month. I think Iíll disregard the unusually high temps. I tested 3 times with an opk that day so no way I missed my surge and ive never ovulated that early even on clomid. But of course it has me worried I missed my opportunity.



 
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Old Feb 14th, 2018, 16:21 PM   2869
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Aww swimmy that is so frustrating. I really hope you haven't missed it.

How are you irym and Ursula? So excited to hear how your pregnancies are going.

Afm, things seem to be settling in okay. My bp is still higher but not dangerous so hopefully it will continue to go down. I'm trying to lose weight and eat low carb and lower sodium so hopefully those together will get my bp under control.

Alice is such a sweet baby. She isn't sleeping well at night and having ds at home I can't sleep during the day with her, so I'm very tired. I hope her sleeping sorts itself soon. I think with ds he was 5 weeks when it switched. But I feel so blessed that my son is such a good boy and has taken to her so well. He keeps telling me he wants a big baby sister because he wants to play tractors with her.



 
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Old Feb 15th, 2018, 05:58 AM   2870
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Naaawww disregard those temps Swimmy. We were moving around so much between here, my parents, guest house etc because we are STILL having the flood damage from Oct last year fixed; (and of course baby couldn't be here when the floors took forever to be sanded and sealed) plus I started taking my bbt again to see if my cycles have started regulating again after the failed FET last year, because of course I would love to have normal healthy hormone levels back. Around days 13-16 my bbt SPIKED through the roof and I thought I ovulated. I wasn't sick. On cd 16 it went down to 36.1. Ok, confusing. On cd 18 I clearly recognized ovulation pain on my left side for the first time since G has been born. Quickly took an ovulation test and it was very very positive. So I packed away my thermometer; clearly other factors were influencing those temps. You know your body better Swimmy. I think you are right and it was just the illness. Fx fx!

The metabolic diet: well (at least what it means over here) there is a specialist in my city who takes a blood sample, sends it to Germany and then a specialist over there tests a bunch of hormones eg thyroid, adrenals, pancreatic hormones etc. They tailor make an eating plan for you body's needs. Eg a person who has hypothyroidism vs one with pcos vs one with adrenal fatigue all have different nutritional needs. Then you also get counselling for 12 weeks because it's a holistic approach; optimal health needs a healthy mind, body and soul etc etc. My bff will be doing it now; I can't afford it right now so I'll first see and find out exactly what the process entails from her point of view.

Aaaawww krissy I'm so glad your family situation sounds so amazing right now! Hope she sleeps better soon. Xx



 
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