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Posted 10 April 2019 - 04:33 PM

I will definitely check out that resource once we are out of the hospital. In terms of your fear of not making it in time, from everything that I hear, first labour doesn't generally go that fast.

Luckily we have this far not had to supplement with formula. Preterm babies get prescribed donor milk if needed at the beginning and are eligible until week 34ish I think. I've been okay since the end of the first week. The times as he is growing older that I have not made enough I had frozen milk in reserve for when I was over producing for him. However since he is premature they have supplemented the milk with additives to help him with a higher calorie diet and we'll also be going home with some supplementation to be added to my breast milk as most premature babies do.
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Posted 10 April 2019 - 09:05 PM

Congratulations Chil22! Glad to hear everything worked out. A fast labour is definitely better than the alternative!

Returnable- do you have an estimate for when your little guy will get to go home? It sounds like he is doing really well.

AFM- I'm just waiting patiently for this baby to make an appearance. The time is going by so slowly because ive been off work, but I am really trying to keep busy and also enjoy these last few weeks of pregnancy. I had my midwife home visit today and everything is looking great at 36 weeks. Baby is head down and doing everything she needs to 😊.

I've been singing a few of my favorite lullabies to her every day, when I start she instantly moves around and starts kicking. It's really exciting to have her respond like that. "They" say if you pick a few songs to sing in the last few weeks of pregnancy, that those songs have a lasting imprint on the baby and are good tools to have for calming a fussy baby.
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Posted 10 April 2019 - 10:17 PM

Momsomeday I hope the time passes by quickly for you.

We'll be going home once the baby switches from tube feeds to all oral feeds (breast or bottle or combo) and continue to have good weight gain. So it is up to the baby. My estimate is two to three weeks.

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Posted 24 April 2019 - 08:32 PM

Today after 73 days in the two NICUs we are going home.

How is everyone else? Anyone else besides Chill holding their loved one?
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Posted 25 April 2019 - 09:12 AM

Such great news Returnable! I hope everyone else is doing well!

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Posted 25 April 2019 - 09:13 AM

Such great news Returnable! I hope everyone else is doing well!

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Posted 25 April 2019 - 01:40 PM

Returnable - did you finally get to bring your baby boy home?  If so, congrats!

 

Chil22 - how is your little girl doing?  Are you getting enough sleep (my personal biggest fear)?

 

Momsomeday - I'm singing to my baby too.  Sometimes he/she kicks me when I'm singing, not sure if that means he/she likes it or hates it?

 

My wife worked her last day yesterday and is now officially on mat leave.  She is taking 15 months off which will be nice.  She has been putting on a lot of weight lately and has a lot of swelling - she is not particularly comfortable, hoping the next month goes by quickly for us!


March 2016 - Miscarriage #1 (chemical pregnancy)

August 2016 -  Miscarriage #2 (Trisomy-16)

December 2016 - Miscarriage #3 (unknown - suspected chromosomal abnormality)

IVF #1 - Aug 2017 (estrogen priming antagonist protocol) - 9 eggs retrieved, 3 fertilized, 2 blastocysts, only 1 PGS normal embryo 5BB mitoscore 25.1 (frozen)

IVF #2 - Nov 2017 (estrogen priming antagonist protocol - with testosterone priming and growth hormone) - 7 eggs retrieved, 5 fertilized with ICSI, 1 blastocyst PGS-normal 5BB mitoscore 33.12 (frozen)

IVF #3 - Jan 2018 (estrogen priming antagonist protocol with growth hormone) -  4 eggs retrieved, 2 fertilized with ICSI, 1 blastocyst PGS-normal 6BB mitoscore 29.82 (frozen)

FET #1 - March 2018 - cancelled due to thin lining (6.25mm)

FET #1.2 - April 2018 - cancelled due to thin lining again! (4.85mm)

FET #1.3 - June 4, 2018 (lining 7.5mm!) - th_abfn.gif

ERA Aug 2018 - Pre-receptive by 1 day

FET #2 - Sep 18, 2018 (lining 6.9mm) th_abfp.gif  Beta #1: Sep 30, 2018 - 682  Beta #2: Oct 6,2018 - 6656 U/S: Oct 15 - measuring 6w4d (CRL 6.87mm), HR 127bpm! U/S: Oct 25 - measuring 8w1d (CRL 16.69mm), HR 168bpm!  Discharged to midwives!  June 7, 2019: It's a girl!  DD born 7lb 2oz babygirl.gif


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Posted 28 April 2019 - 12:31 PM

HDS- sleep deprivation is enivitable with a newborn. You just need to have a plan between the two of you ie when I am on mat leave and since I am breastfeeding, I am up although my husband does change the baby and I can get myself collected. And you should never soeak to each other after midnight when you have kids as nothing nice is typically said as couples are overtired and irritable.
It is also true that you should nap when the baby naps- it makes a world if difference getting through the nightshift. I am also gold if I have slept two three hours straight- horrible if I have been sleeping for 45 mins and then awaken.
That said I am getting some sleep- I have had some rough nights but we are consistently getting a three- four stretch before she wakes at night and then is awake again a couple of hours later.
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Posted 08 May 2019 - 02:20 PM

Hi everyone, our baby was born on her due date this past Sunday! She was born at home as planned with a midwife and the birth was incredible. The baby had shoulder dystocia at birth which needed to be manually relieved by the midwife, Unfortunately because of this I ended up having a postpartum hemorrhage and we were sent in ambulance to hospital. I needed surgery to stop the bleeding then we were kept overnight and sent home monday just before midnight! We also discovered that the placenta had a velamentous cord insertion, which is very high risk and could have ended badly. We were VERY lucky to have come out mostly unaffected from these two unexpected events. All in all I am recovering well and the baby is doing amazing. 8lbs 2oz, 20" long. Olenna James 😍

I hope everyone else is doing well!
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Posted 08 May 2019 - 02:37 PM

Congrats momsomeday!  Scary about the hemorrhage and the cord insertion, but I'm glad everything came out okay!  Hope you and your husband enjoy your baby girl!


March 2016 - Miscarriage #1 (chemical pregnancy)

August 2016 -  Miscarriage #2 (Trisomy-16)

December 2016 - Miscarriage #3 (unknown - suspected chromosomal abnormality)

IVF #1 - Aug 2017 (estrogen priming antagonist protocol) - 9 eggs retrieved, 3 fertilized, 2 blastocysts, only 1 PGS normal embryo 5BB mitoscore 25.1 (frozen)

IVF #2 - Nov 2017 (estrogen priming antagonist protocol - with testosterone priming and growth hormone) - 7 eggs retrieved, 5 fertilized with ICSI, 1 blastocyst PGS-normal 5BB mitoscore 33.12 (frozen)

IVF #3 - Jan 2018 (estrogen priming antagonist protocol with growth hormone) -  4 eggs retrieved, 2 fertilized with ICSI, 1 blastocyst PGS-normal 6BB mitoscore 29.82 (frozen)

FET #1 - March 2018 - cancelled due to thin lining (6.25mm)

FET #1.2 - April 2018 - cancelled due to thin lining again! (4.85mm)

FET #1.3 - June 4, 2018 (lining 7.5mm!) - th_abfn.gif

ERA Aug 2018 - Pre-receptive by 1 day

FET #2 - Sep 18, 2018 (lining 6.9mm) th_abfp.gif  Beta #1: Sep 30, 2018 - 682  Beta #2: Oct 6,2018 - 6656 U/S: Oct 15 - measuring 6w4d (CRL 6.87mm), HR 127bpm! U/S: Oct 25 - measuring 8w1d (CRL 16.69mm), HR 168bpm!  Discharged to midwives!  June 7, 2019: It's a girl!  DD born 7lb 2oz babygirl.gif


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Posted 14 May 2019 - 03:06 AM

Momsomeday- congrats! So glad it all worked out. I hope you are well as can be after all that went on and healing quickly. Enjoy the newborn snuggles!

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 07:53 AM

Momsomeday congratulations! I'm sorry you had such an unplanned experience but I hope you are settling in to motherhood.

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Posted 08 June 2019 - 12:42 AM

Hope everyone is doing well!

 

Wife's water broke yesterday morning with meconium but no contractions, so they induced her labour.  After 18 hours and with oxytocin at 36mU/min, she was still only 3 cm dilated, and baby's HR started dropping so they sent her immediately for a C-section.  We welcomed our 7lb 2oz baby girl into this world today and we couldn't be happier!  


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March 2016 - Miscarriage #1 (chemical pregnancy)

August 2016 -  Miscarriage #2 (Trisomy-16)

December 2016 - Miscarriage #3 (unknown - suspected chromosomal abnormality)

IVF #1 - Aug 2017 (estrogen priming antagonist protocol) - 9 eggs retrieved, 3 fertilized, 2 blastocysts, only 1 PGS normal embryo 5BB mitoscore 25.1 (frozen)

IVF #2 - Nov 2017 (estrogen priming antagonist protocol - with testosterone priming and growth hormone) - 7 eggs retrieved, 5 fertilized with ICSI, 1 blastocyst PGS-normal 5BB mitoscore 33.12 (frozen)

IVF #3 - Jan 2018 (estrogen priming antagonist protocol with growth hormone) -  4 eggs retrieved, 2 fertilized with ICSI, 1 blastocyst PGS-normal 6BB mitoscore 29.82 (frozen)

FET #1 - March 2018 - cancelled due to thin lining (6.25mm)

FET #1.2 - April 2018 - cancelled due to thin lining again! (4.85mm)

FET #1.3 - June 4, 2018 (lining 7.5mm!) - th_abfn.gif

ERA Aug 2018 - Pre-receptive by 1 day

FET #2 - Sep 18, 2018 (lining 6.9mm) th_abfp.gif  Beta #1: Sep 30, 2018 - 682  Beta #2: Oct 6,2018 - 6656 U/S: Oct 15 - measuring 6w4d (CRL 6.87mm), HR 127bpm! U/S: Oct 25 - measuring 8w1d (CRL 16.69mm), HR 168bpm!  Discharged to midwives!  June 7, 2019: It's a girl!  DD born 7lb 2oz babygirl.gif


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Posted 08 June 2019 - 02:29 AM

Hopefuldad congratulations on your girl! I hope mom recovers quickly.

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Posted 19 June 2019 - 04:58 AM

HopefulDad- Congrats! Best wishes for the phase and I hope you had a terrific first fathers day.

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Posted 20 June 2019 - 08:33 PM

Congrats hopefuldad!! Glad to hear everyone is healthy and happy 😊

I hope everyone is doing well. Olenna is 6 weeks old now and weighs 11lbs 7oz! Hope everyone is enjoying lots of baby snuggles.

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Posted 21 June 2019 - 07:53 PM

Wow you have a very healthy girl. We were around 11lb 2oz at 6 weeks at the beginning of the week. How is breastfeeding going for you?

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Posted 26 June 2019 - 11:05 AM

Breastfeeding is going really well! I was prepared for challenges, but she took to it right away and we havent had to supplement or bottle feed at all. Feeling very lucky!