Cycle 1 day 1. Who's with me? *update* It's a girl! Congrats baby_bray!!!

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  1. colta

    colta Pregnant with a miracle

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    Hey all... didn't read back, but from what I've seen you've all been having a great time with the babies!
    Just thought I'd pop in and say hi... I know I've been kind of a recluse, but there's just been too much going on in life and in my head that I needed some time away.
    Anywho, news for me... my province has decided to start funding certain fertility treatments next April and we're changing our healthcare plan to afford some more treatments and seeing a new physician for a second opinion... ...because....

    This time next year we will be pushing forward with adoption AND TTC! So yay!!
    DH and I, after a long bit of soul searching and conversation feel that we're not ready to give up, that maybe the doc was wrong... we managed to conceive before and we will again. Maybe my endo wasn't as bad as she thought?? Who knows? I've been on birth control and things have never been better... so I'm hoping that coupled with her removing some endo tissue and the reducing affects BC can have on endo... we may get lucky next year! :thumbup:
    In other news... I've lost a grand total of 18lbs on my road to lose 100lbs. DH is also working out/eating healthy and has lost 12lbs. We're hoping that being in better health with also up our chances.
    In other, other new... lol... I badly injured my upper back during my past clinical and was forced to leave the nursing program. The coordinator felt I would be too much of a liability (I'm having trouble with re-injuring it all the time)... but I'm not that heart broken. To be honest, I've come to really dislike it... the politics, how little nurses are cared for (especially when injured), the sheer lack of appropriate or safe working conditions... etc. So I'm not entirely sure what I'm going to do... I'm hoping to find an office job for the moment and may move on to social work.

    Anyway, sorry for the novel... just wanted to pop in and say hi to everyone. Loving the baby pics of facebook btw!
     
  2. Twinkie210

    Twinkie210 Mom of 2 and an ^Angel^

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    Oh wow Colta! So much good news!

    If you and DH are not done trying then getting another opinion and exploring fertility treatments is a great idea! So many women who have endo are able to conceive and medical treatment have come so far recently! And pushing forward with adoption may help provide some much needed distractions during your TTC.

    Sorry about your back! I see your posts on FB, but I had no idea it was so serious! If your heart wasn't in it, then your injury may be a blessing in disquise ;) What about being a physician Assistent or working in a Dr. office? If you like working with people this may be a great way to avoid the "politics" of nursing, but still working in the healthcare field. Social Work is a great field too!
     
  3. moter98

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    Colta, happy to hear fertility treatments will be an option in near future. You know what they say, you adopt and that's when you get pregnant and end up with two! So excited to see what the future holds. Congrats on your weight loss, it takes a lot of hard work and dedication to lose weight so good job. :) hope that your injury gets better and you find a field you enjoy that doesn't put so much strain on the body
     
  4. moter98

    moter98 Well-Known Member

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    How are everyone's babies? I feel like I've missed so much. I've not gone and read back yet. I have seen pics on fb though. So fun to see them growing
     
  5. MightyMom

    MightyMom Mum of TWO amazing babes!

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    So excited for you Colta! My friend adopted and ended up getting pregnant while closing the paperwork. She's now got two babies only months apart. :) Congratulations on your weight loss (and your DH's weight loss too!). I know how hard it is to just lose 5lbs, 18lbs is HUGE progress! I had seen that you injured your back, that's no good. And I can't believe that they cut you from the program for that! It seems discriminatory. But if you were not happy with it anyway then maybe it was a happy accident, like the only way you would have quit. I hope you do find something more suitable. I'm cheering you on!

    I'm 36 weeks today. Why is the third tri moving so SLOW? But fast. Too fast. But also too slow. I want him here NOW. But I am completely unready for a new baby! I cannot imagine how I am going to do this by myself. I know I'll figure it out but I feel like I need some time to prepare and set everything up to get organized. I'm just not there yet.
     
  6. Twinkie210

    Twinkie210 Mom of 2 and an ^Angel^

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    Mighty- I know what you mean on the third tri! You feel like you have been pregnant forever, but then at the same time you know you will be bringing home a new helpless little person soon! I hope you can get very organized and have everything ready for Colton, so your transition to a Mom of two goes smoothly (or at least as smoothly as possible!)
     
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    Colta- So happy to hear you and hubby talked Colta, and you have decided to stay in the TTC business! I hope things on both ends go well, TTC and adoption!!!
    Sorry to hear that nursing didn't work out, but hope you find something that truly makes you *happy* (and doesn't injure you any more!)!

    Mighty- It's so weird how the whole pregnancy experience felt like the blink of an eye and an eternity at the same time! Getting close though!

    AFM- Abby doing great! She's *finally* back up to birthweight! I have to go back Friday to make sure we're still on the right track and we don't stall out again. She is definitely a cuddly baby,...which is great...and has its downsides. She is nearly impossible to put down. Swing, bouncer, mat, floor, bed, doesn't matter....she could be knocked out and I can set her down as gently, quietly, and carefully as I can, and it'll be maybe 3 minutes later....*SCREAMING*. As soon as she's picked up she's pretty much fine, worst case scenario just walk around the house once and by then she's good.
    I can deal with the crying and everything just fine. Honestly, growing up the oldest of 4, it doesn't even phase me. But there are some things that I just can't get done!! And DH is finally back to work so it's just me...:(
    I'm trying to up my milk supply by breastfeeding on both sides, giving her a little BM by bottle (literally 10-15mLs) and then pumping...and I can't pump if I can't put her down! And I can't keep giving her small BM bottles if I don't have any to give her! What a vicious cycle!
     
  8. BERDC99

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    Olivia is doing great! She now weighs 17p 6o and is 28 inches long. Not bad considering where she started. She is moving all over the place in her walker, reaching for anything she sees, and is very vocal nowadays. She just loves this weather and getting to play outside. Like all babies, she HATES touching grass.

    AFM.......I am still unemployed! Going on three months now, and it is getting pretty depressing. I have had some interviews, but it is really competitive right now in the job market. I am tired of hearing you are over/under qualified. I just want a job! Hopefully something will come out of my interview tomorrow or the one on Monday. I have been working on trying to get some of the weight I gained with Olivia. I have always struggled with my weight, and this time off during cold weather did not help any. I hope to one day be back or close to the size I was when I met my husband. It is just so hard to fit me time in during the evenings but I have done good these past two weeks. I envy you girls that can put your jeans back on after having a baby.

    Hope all is well with you guys and the babies!
     
  9. moter98

    moter98 Well-Known Member

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    Berdc sounds like Olivia is doing great!

    Hope you get the job.
    Getting body back after baby is hard, but you can do it! Just remember it takes time. I'm nowhere near getting into jeans either.
     
  10. mailcmm

    mailcmm Mother of 3

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    Hi all. I know I have been Mia for awhile. Been ridiculously busy. Ready for show season to be over. I have been stalking just never have time to sit and type. Anywho... Finn is fabulous. Growing like a weed. Last visit he was 14lb8 oz but that was a month ago so I am guessing he is in the 16-17lb range. Also graduated into 6-9mo clothes. He still sleeps a lot but is starting to wake for longer periods. Maybe he's up for 6hrs a day. He's asleep now. He has a very rigid schedule and gets super mad if we deviate. Still drinking tons. Only hiccup is he crystal from 730-9 every night. We call it the witching hour. Turns out he is intolerant to soy as well as lactose. We had to switch to similac sensitive. It's for babies with lactose issues but still has some lactose so by 730 his gas is pretty bad. On the other hand he is pooping normally on it. Overall not bad because at 9he crashes and doesn't wake till 5am. Occasionally he wants a diaper change or his pacifier at 3am. He's an easy baby. Dd qualified for regionals which will be may 9&10 she has been doing so well and ds was in his first show last weekend. Love seeing all the pics on fb.

    Colta... So excited you aren't giving up. We are going to ttc in dec so maybe we will be pregnant together.

    Mighty... Not long now. Any signs of labor?
     
  11. mailcmm

    mailcmm Mother of 3

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    Ok caught up some.

    Berdc... Walking dead was amazing. So excited for next season. Can't believe the governor killed all his own peeps. He is psychotic. Glad Rick is getting back to normal. Do you watch game of thrones?

    Menb... Good luck with the solids. Finn will be starting them soon. He drinks far too much. I am going to make all his food. Just ordered a spice grinder so I can make rice/oatmeal cereal. Can't wait to feed him. Hopefully he will wake up long enough. Lol

    Mighty... Will hubby make it back for the birth? Hate the thought of you being alone. Timing really sucked with his job.
     
  12. MightyMom

    MightyMom Mum of TWO amazing babes!

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    AAAAAAAHHHHH!!! SPOILER ALERT LADY!! I haven't seen the Finale yet! Dang. I was waiting for DH to get here and we are going to watch it together.

    As long as Colton is nearly on time, DH should be back for the birth. It would SUPER suck if he isn't here so I am doing everything I can to make sure I don't induce myself with working too hard or lifting heavy things and such. But there's only so much I can do, right?
     
  13. baby_bray

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    Oh! I *love* Game Of Thrones! Thankfully I got DH into it last year (I did have to make him watch the first episode twice to really catch his attention though). He was so funny though, he asked me one night if we had anymore episodes of "That Porno Show" and my eyes got huge, I was like....I dunno what shows you have been watching...until he said something about dragons and Khaleesi LOL. What a goon...

    Got an apt tomorrow at 11 for Abby to make sure she's still gaining as she should. Today she was a doll and spent a good 2 hours probably in her swing, you know, right after I got done saying how much she hates it and I can never put her down...of course. About half the time she was in it she was wide awake even! She can't make up her mind :p
     
  14. mailcmm

    mailcmm Mother of 3

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    Crank that baby all the way up. Lol all my kids loved the swing.... On high speed. If her heads rocking you got it right. I read all the game of thrones books. If you can't wait in between seasons I suggest some light (900pages each) reading.

    Mighty.... I am so sorry. Didn't know you were still waiting to see it. Don't worry you will still be shocked I promise. I really didn't give away much I promise. Glad hubby will be home if Colton behaves and waits. Keep that little guy in there!
     
  15. television

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    Hi everyone, hope everyone's good? I do keep checking but just don't get time to write. Annabelle is doing well eating great and also sleeping amazing at night so far. Got hospital in just over a week for another blood test. Had 6 week check doctor was very happy with her. I miss being in the 3 tri I don't know I belong anymore on here, where do you recommend I go for info and chats?
     
  16. colta

    colta Pregnant with a miracle

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    That's a happy thought, hopefully that'll be the case!
     
  17. colta

    colta Pregnant with a miracle

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    Hey all.... so interesting development. DH and I have discussed possibly finishing my birth control this month and move onto NTNP until possibly August.
    This is a fun new thing and I'm really excited, just hoping that I can keep my cool and act calm. I don't want to get all obsessed and crazy again, so I'm just going to play this cool and see where things go. :thumbup:
     
  18. MightyMom

    MightyMom Mum of TWO amazing babes!

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    Bray: glad that Abby is doing so well! My DD never liked being put down either, but she always fell asleep in the car and didn't mind the swing. Do you have a good baby carrier? We managed to get much more done once we had a sling wrap. I'd wear her and do chores like the dishes or vacuum.

    television: I know there are parenting/mom forums on here. I've participated in some of them, they seem nice. Maybe once we've all popped we can start a thread in the mom section?

    Colta: Yay for NTNP! That's how we conceived this LO. Just make a list of obsessive behaviors that are banned. For me, I self-imposed not to temp, chart when we BDed, or POAS until I was VERY late. I also told myself not to lay there after BDing and think about whether or not that just got me pregnant. I tried to go back to BDing for BDing sake and just having fun with it. Must have worked, because I have no idea what day I ovulated or when we BDed or anything! I just realized AF hadn't come in over a month (and I'm like a clock that way) and waited another week before POAS. I really hope this is the start of something exciting for you two!
     
  19. MightyMom

    MightyMom Mum of TWO amazing babes!

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    Oh I forgot to update me! Well, nothing really to update here. Still pregnant, LOL. Been having LOTS of BH contractions and period-like cramping down below. Also if I'm on my feet too much I have lots of pressure "down there" and it hurts. I have so much I want to get done before he gets here, and I have a hard time asking for help. But I'm asking for it more and more because I just can't get things done alone. I still have to set up my sewing machine to sew my hospital gown! Ugh. But that room is full of boxes I need to unpack and put away. Still. LOL We moved in in January. I'm such a procrastinator. ;) I have a friend coming over today to help unpack and set up the kitchen. I can't wait! I need so much help in there. I don't think I organized it very well.
     
  20. mailcmm

    mailcmm Mother of 3

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    Hi all. Not much new here.

    Tv... I figure we can all keep our thread going. Maybe a moderator can move it to an appropriate place. So much history here would hate to start something new. We also have the private fb page that mighty created. I am all for that as fb is so much easier to post to while busy.

    I for one really don't want to lose touch. So lets all try to think about what would work best for us all. I vote for the fb page. Or just continuing on here. What say the rest of you?

    Colta... I am so glad you aren't giving up. I just know you will get your little one. Hate that you have to try so freaking hard though. Hang in there. We are still with you.

    Mighty... Wish I was closer as I love unpacking and setting up house. Lol maybe it's because I have moved so much in my life. That being said I refuse to let my dad knock down my house and build me a new one because I don't want to pack. Lol who turns down a brand new free house??? Yup this girl.
     

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