Posted 13 July 2020 - 08:47 PM
With my first we were at North York (for you Toronto peeps) and I was told that it would take a miracle to get a private room after being moved from the birthing suit. Because I laboured for 24hrs, we became fast friends with the nurses so they were kind enough to put us in a semi private with no one else the first night, but we still couldn't move past our side of the room. DH and I ended up sleeping together in the one person hospital bed because we were both so exhausted. The second night they brought another couple into the room and we checked out at 1am even though we were allowed to stay - not interested in hearing them talk, their baby cry etc etc.
For #2, we were at Markham Stouffville because our (new) RE practices out of there and to be quite honest, the 40 mins it takes us to get there on the 407 is often more welcome than the 40 mins it can take to get into Toronto in rush hour traffic! We were completely unaware though that there was an e-coli outbreak at the hospital and they lost their first and only 'mom' patient one or two days before our arrival so everyone was on lockdown. But (unfortunately partly because of this) we got our private room and it was amazing! We ended up staying an extra day because I'm GBS + and hadn't had enough antibiotics so they wanted to monitor the baby one more night. DH ran out for pizza and sub runs, went to a friends house for a beer, had his own bed....it was like a mini vacation I'm hoping that because of Covid, they'll do the same thing and lock us in our room until we can go - I'd be more than happy for a repeat of last time (minus a few details - but am already super sad knowing there'll be no take-out food runs!).
So, for our food bag I've packed:
instant noodles (we're bringing a kettle)
flavoured tuna (I like the Thai chili ones)
chocolate (cuz why not)
instant coffee and creamer (blah)
apple juice, pop
hummas + veggies + pita chips (basically whatever is in the fridge at the time)
pasta salad (big one)
muffins (if I get around to making them)
and fingers are crossed that we'll be able to whip some subs in there on the way to the hospital (I LOVE assorted subs)
I have no idea if it will be enough. And I'm pretty sure that he can't use the cafeteria on the premises....but they also can't let him starve to death, so there's got to be some sort of 'you didn't plan very well' back-up....maybe jello and ice chips lol....welcome to our world!
Let me know if you come up with anything else yummy that's relatively shelf stable
IVF 1 - cancelled, oversuppressed
IVF 2 - cancelled, ovulated through stims
IVF 3 - BFP, welcomed beautiful baby girl
FET 1 - 1 blast, BFN
FET 2 - 1 blast BFP, chemical
FET 3 - 2 blasts, BFN
IVF 4 - adding in PGS this time, two PERFECT blasts transferred, BFN
ERA revealed implantation window is off by 2 days
IVF 5 - cancelled, ridiculously bad growth compared to other cycles
IVF 6 - transfer cancelled, all 11 blasts came back genetically abnormal
getting second opinion/changing clinics...the story continues...
IVF 7 - 34 retrieved, 7 day 5 blasts, 6 PGS NORMAL!!!
FET 4 - 1 euploid blast (4BB), BFN
Immune testing - NK cells too high, LADs too low - 3 LITS + IVIG recommended and completed
ERA testing shows that lining is receptive for 7.5dt
FET 5 - 1 euploid blast (3ABO), BFP
BETA #1 - 10dp5dt 252
BETA #2 - 12dp5dt 559
everything is crossed...
Welcomed another beautiful baby girl
FET 6 - 1 euploid blast (3BAO), BFP
BETA #1 - 13dp5dt 420
Welcomed our 3rd beautiful baby girl
Our journey is complete. What a wild ride.