The Vodka and Watermelon Girls

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  1. LilSluz

    LilSluz Well-Known Member

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    Thanks ladies. She's a pretty happy munchkin, i'd say. Finally smiling big, real ones :cloud9:. Makes my day to finally see this after all..these...YEARS...of TTC/RMC :wacko:
     
  2. crystal443

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    Lils if you don't mind me asking, is there anything in particular you took in regards to your MTHFR to help things? I know I'll be on the prescribed Folic Acid, 60 mgs Clexane, and progesterone. Are there any specific vitamins that I should be taking? My RI doc put me on a prenatal/multi vitamin my choice, 2 Caltrate per day because of calcium loss and steroids, fish oil and told me not to take folic acid that's bought off the shelf he would be writing a script for it..anything else?
     
  3. LilSluz

    LilSluz Well-Known Member

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    Ah! So you're just a MTHFR like me? :winkwink::haha:

    Wondering if s/he's going to give you something similar to Metanx? This is what's in Metanx:

    Metanx contains the following active ingredients (per tablet):
    L-methylfolate (Metafolin): 3 mg
    Pyridoxal 5'-phosphate: 35 mg
    Methylcobalamin: 2 mg

    So its got L-MTHF which is the more absorbable kind of folic acid/folate (I also bought my own L-5-MTHF off Amazon & took an extra 2mg/day but if you're going DE route 3mg L-MTHF should be enough :thumbup:). And the other 2 are more absorbable kinds of B-12 & B-6 as we can't methylate those properly either (MTHFR!). So yeah, check on that prescription to make sure its the good stuff. :thumbup:

    But yeah I was on Lovenox which is like Clexane - check!, Omega 3's/fish oil - check!, good prenatal - check!, calcium always good - check! & of course progesterone - check! Those are all the bigguns, so you should be good to go as long as that script is for the absorbable folate & not for just higher amounts of folic acid. :thumbup:

    How much steroids you going to take? Those that I knew of w/high NK Cells were typically on 25-40mg (many in the RMC/PARL thread).

    Can't wait to follow your trek to Czech - will be pulling for you as Ik you've been thru the ringer, chic. :hugs:
     
  4. crystal443

    crystal443 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, I will make sure its the absorbable folate, he said something about not buying it off the shelf at the Chemist because I won't absorb it properly.

    eeewwww the steroids, I just really hate going on them :( I will be on Dexamethasone 3X per day and then that gets switched to the lovely prednisolone if I get a BFP and I believe he said he was starting at 35 mgs and taper from there when appropriate. There's also Intrapilids 1-2 weeks before transfer and then another 4 days after transfer. I guess bloods after that to see how everything is looking.

    Thanks for the info, I had no idea I was a MTHFR :) I did have problem pregnancies with my two kids but had no idea that was why :thumbup: I'm going to stay positive and with treatment this time things will be easier!!
     
  5. Conina

    Conina Cautiously PAL

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    Can someone explain what a MTHFR is??? There's only one thing I can work those letters into, and I'm really hoping it's something else! :haha::haha:
     
  6. LLbean

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    About absorbing folate..... My fertility massage lady insists she would have me drink one dark beer three times a week after a BFP because it helps absorb the folic acid.... I'm like "but it's alcohol!" She swears by it....will have to research this
     
  7. LilSluz

    LilSluz Well-Known Member

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    Well, we call it exactly what you are thinking (& so do the nurses & Dr's I've run across :haha:). But the real name is...wait (had to look this up): “methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (NAD(P)H).” :saywhat: yeah, so MTHFR it is :wacko: It's a gene mutation that especially when you have 2 copies of it, makes you not be able to absorb folate, B6, B12 & causes clotting. So, very commonly seen in RMC'rs (bad eggs, neural tube defects, spina bifida risks & many others). Some can have babies early on & then have issues at advanced maternal age but some have issues at the outset.

    At any rate, it also elevates risk for heart attack, stroke, PE, depression, anxiety, autism & a bunch of other stuff (so if you get past the baby thing you just face premature death the rest of your life :dohh::wacko:). I just have to take absorbable folate, B6, B12 & baby aspirin the rest of my life. Funny as it creates such risks but the fix is just some simple supplements & baby aspirin. :shrug:

    Hope that helps! :thumbup:
     
  8. LilSluz

    LilSluz Well-Known Member

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    Well, darn I'm going to have to grab me some :beer: then. :haha: I mean its good for milk production too so...?

    I haven't heard of that but report back when you google as I'd love to know if true! :thumbup:
     
  9. LLbean

    LLbean Well-Known Member

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    here you go

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11464234
     
  10. crystal443

    crystal443 Well-Known Member

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    HAHA Liz it does work but says nothing if its ok for pregnant ladies, :haha::haha: Oh my I'm not sure I'd drink the beer 3 times a week :thumbup: ewww how gross would it be with morning sickness? Blahh
     
  11. LLbean

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    yeah I'm not going to either LOL I already told her. Even without being pregnant I don't like it :rofl:
     
  12. googly

    googly the googlet has arrived!

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    Hiya! Sorry first time I have logged into B&B for 2 or 3 weeks - and I see we've moved!

    How is everyone anyway?! :wave:

    And the main reason I came on to heck - BF, how are you and your (not-so-little-now) bean?? Was just randomly wondering how you were!

    Glad to hear the kids - Niko, Carolyn, Conor, Lana, Maia etc - are all good. Don't they grow up fast man? Jed is 13m, well nearly, and he's suddenly a little boy now, not a baby! It's crazy how it happens. He understands a lot, i'm constantly amazed by it, and can do a few words here and there... he's good at daycare now - loves it in fact. I think we might be nearly done with BFing - I was happy to let it carry on as long as he wanted it, but it's been reducing since he's been at daycare, then tonight I offered him boob or bottle, and for the first time ever he chose bottle! :( booo! I'm kinda sad! But maybe it's time.

    Other than that, he has 4 x molars coming through at once - yikes! - but surprisingly hasn't been too difficult, just the odd grumpy day/bad night. He's a star...

    Thinking about #2 now........ maybe.... ;)

    So that's me/us.

    How's Dmom and Henry, anyone know?
     
  13. googly

    googly the googlet has arrived!

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    Some pics!

    Jed doing his favourite Gandalf impression ('You Shall Not Pass!') - he seriously loves that thing, he walks around with it all the time!

    https://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/l547/jorrox/P1090826_zpsaed18461.jpg

    Jed on his new birthday truck:

    https://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/l547/jorrox/P1100193_zpsfd9776d8.jpg

    Jed and mama:

    https://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/l547/jorrox/P1100145_zps14f7626f.jpg

    Jed and Daddy (I love this photo!)

    https://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/l547/jorrox/P1100210_zps650e2711.jpg
     
  14. Conina

    Conina Cautiously PAL

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    Googs, he is SUCH a boy now!! And he has soooo much more hair than C, not that that's difficult...

    No. 2 is occurring to me too. DH is away next week and will be coming back just around O time... :blush::blush:
     
  15. purplelou

    purplelou Mummy to Lana Erin

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    googly - Jed is a goreous little boy! (and your location is beautiful!)

    I have to say ladies, the babies/toddlers on this thread are a very good looking bunch!! :winkwink:

    we are hoping for a miracle 2nd purplette...but I still dont have AF back (still BFing) and I know it happens sometimes that people get pregnant before AF comes back....but after doing all the LUTW, Clearblue monitor bathroom science, supplements etc, I just dont think we can be that lucky. Plus Lana is such a milk monster, she would rather have milk instead of food any day :shrug:
    Im taking the folic acid just in case though - the only thing that scares me a tiny bit is i case no 2 would be bigger than Lana (11 lbs 3) cos I keep hearing all the time that that is often the case.
     
  16. Garnet

    Garnet Well-Known Member

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    Googly,
    He is cutie! GL with #2,
     
  17. Butterfly67

    Butterfly67 Well-Known Member

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    Hi Googly lovely to see you and I love the pics of Jed :cloud9: You are right he is such a gorgeous little boy now and no longer a baby. I think I need to treasure the baby time while it lasts. Maybe I'd quite like a boy now :haha:

    Am doing well thanks although had a bit of a bleeding scare but baby looks fine. Will find out the sex on 22nd :happydance:

    Yes, let's have some number twos ladies ( hmm that sounds wrong :haha:) purps stop BFing lol!
     
  18. purplelou

    purplelou Mummy to Lana Erin

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    :haha: yep - I was going to write something about hoping for a number 2...but it just didnt sound right! :rofl:
     
  19. Milty

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    You guys made me smile!
     
  20. crystal443

    crystal443 Well-Known Member

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    Jed is gorgeous!!!!!!

    Purple, Google, and Conina :happydance: yahhh for #2
     

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