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#376 elation

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Posted 07 August 2020 - 09:17 PM

elephantshoes- haha i totally know what you mean with the work obligations! when i was admitted in april, i brought my laptop too although i didnt end up using it at all. i would be proud of that fact except that i know my original intention was to use it, i just couldnt because i was in pain.. but anyway i did announce to everyone today that im officially disappearing next wednesday! i do feel like people will reach out for urgent things and that could be okay if it doesnt become a norm!

im trying not to set expectations with breastfeeding, but my ideal plan is to do both boob and formula. im trying to read ina mays guide to breastfeeding, but i feel like i have so many things to read that i just dont get around to it. i guess every babe and every boob is a crapshoot with compatibility haha

yaena- so glad that DD is handling things so well!! im sorry that the numbness and pain is still there and still causing you so much grief. i hope youre at least getting some rest so you can heal up and feel physically better. the fluid retention can be a nightmare too :( my doctors just told me to drink water and stay hydrated so your body doesnt make it worse. i even tried drinking the organic weightless tea for fluid retention but it didnt really help. just had to wait it out while looking like the michelin man.

and as always i absolutely adore your name choices!! Adesewa is pronounced so beautifully.

hope you ladies are doing wonderfully! im still getting my cramps and back pain at random occasions. a couple friends have decided to guess a day when they think baby will be here and everyone is guessing early! even though i feel like he might be early too, i think hes defied my expectations so far and will be 40w or more haha is it time to start drinking red raspberry leaf tea and eat dates?

Me: 32; DH: 41  |  TTC: 2017  |  Mt Sinai Fertility

Dx: Single partial ovary, dermoid cyst and x-large fibroids

 

2013 Apr - Left ovary and tube removal from massive dermoid cyst torsion; partial right ovary damage

2017 July - Switch to Mt Sinai from RCC

2018 Jun - IUI #1 BFN

2018 Oct - Medicated Cycle BFN

2018 Nov - Medicated Cycle BFN

2019 May - IUI #2 BFN

2019 June - Medicated Cycle BFN

2019 Aug - IUI #3 BFN 

2019 Nov - IVF #1: 14 retrieved, 11 fertilized, 6 blasts, 4 frozen + 1 3BB transferred BFP!


#377 yaenaSK

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Posted 07 August 2020 - 11:06 PM

Elation - Sounds very wise, to keep your expectations and options open. I mean, in the end we really have so little say in so much (breastfeeding, timing of birth!). These kiddos will just do what they do.  And thanks! But I totally can't take credit for Adesewa - DH brought that one to me, during the c section actually.

 

I vote yes for the tea anytime after 36/37 weeks! What is your official due date again?

 

It has been a roller coaster of a last 24 hours here. Seriously. After some initial breastfeeding success, things have become so challenging. Isla's latch has gotten lazy, which means the nipples are nice and chewed up - so elephantshoes, I totally feel your pain there. Mine have been getting stuck to breast pads and clothing. Ouch. Then, yesterday, she started refusing to nurse entirely. She had already been doing this lazy thing where she would latch, suck suck suck, then fall asleep. I spent our sessions keeping her awake, over and over again. She would easily take 30 minutes per side even, and sometimes didn't bother with both sides. And then she just started refusing to latch. I would get her on the boob, and she would wail. But she was obviously hungry. And the wailing - the first one was around supper and she just cried till she was hoarse (and DD too, who is super sensitive). Then it happened again, a couple of hours later (she fell asleep in between). Finally I told DH he needed to go find formula (for the record, I told him two months ago we should have a small box of ready made on hand and he said no).

 

So off he goes to find some formula - and 45 minutes later still isn't home. It's nearly midnight, DD#1 is asleep, and Isla has been wailing for nearly an hour till she is hoarse, her mouth is dry to the touch and her lips are chapped. She won't eat. I call him in tears and tell him to get home NOW - apparently there is no place to buy this stuff at midnight here? By the time he gets home we are both exhausted. He takes the baby, I go hide in the basement and cry till I hyperventilate (PS, the hormone crash may be happening too). He finally gets her calm and comes to get me. We get up to our room and she starts again. I tell him we need to call someone or take her in or something. A quick call with our health line later, and we've been directed to Emerg. Of course, DH has to wait in the car because of covid rules, and I have had 2 hours sleep in 2 days, so I am trying to be coherent and a good mom and get through this. They tested her bilirubin (blood test this time ) - came back fine. But she has lost a couple of pounds since the day before so the doctor - who was awesome - says he is bringing formula and it's time to introduce it.

 

In the end, it is only a feeding issue and she is taking formula. I rented a pump to try and help and I am making like a 1/4 tsp maybe, total, per feed. Poor kid got tired of getting nothing. We will keep supplementing and I will try to enhance what i can supply her with breastmilk too.

 

Sorry for the long windedness - I am so exhausted today.


Me: 38

DH: 43

 

June, July, Aug, Sep 2016: IUI. All BFN.

January 2017: IVF #1. 7 eggs retrieved, 6 fertilized. 1 transferred on day 5 - BFP! DD born 10/08/17. heart.gif (2 embryos frozen)

Nov 2018: FET #1. 1 transferred. Chemical pregnancy.

Dect 2018: FET #2. Last embryo transferred. BFN.

April 2019: IVF #2. 16 eggs retrieved, 11 fertilized. 1 transferred on day 5 (5 frozen). Chemical pregnancy again.

Aug 2019: FET #3. 1 transferred - BFP!  Lost HB at 9 week U/S. MMC.  cry.gif

Nov 2019: FET #4. 1 transferred - BFP again! DD due Aug 6/20


#378 elation

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Posted 09 August 2020 - 12:39 AM

yaena- haha I say that now, but I still have hope that things might turn out the way I hope. While Im dreaming, maybe he can just pop right out with a sneeze haha by the way bringing up a new name choice mid-C-section, very bold move!

Oh Im so sorry to hear about the sudden breastfeeding woes! I plan to order some ready to feed liquid formula from amazon just to have on hand when baby gets here. I have one bottle from a sample I think. Im entirely prepared for breastfeeding to fail haha

My official due date is Aug 27, so I still have a couple of weeks to panic. DH is still in the middle of ripping up carpets and doing floors, which also means the house is an unholy mess. I actually tripped over the vacuum hose and fell in slow motion onto my knee, also because in doing so I kicked the dog in the face =___= ai have turned into a clutz. I kicked a rock by accident today and my toe now has a little scab forming lol

I think Im officially ready for baby wearing lol I have like five different types that were given to me! A KTan, a Hotsling, a Cuby, a BabyBjorn, and an Ergobaby Omni 360. Oh and a Mama Kangaroo wrap thing. What I really wanted was a ring sling lmao the one thing I dont have and now really cant justify getting.

Im gonna go out and try to find some red raspberry leaf tea tomorrow.

Hope youre both getting some good rest in! And Yaena hope your milk comes in strong and baby Isla can hop right back onto the breastfeeding train.

Me: 32; DH: 41  |  TTC: 2017  |  Mt Sinai Fertility

Dx: Single partial ovary, dermoid cyst and x-large fibroids

 

2013 Apr - Left ovary and tube removal from massive dermoid cyst torsion; partial right ovary damage

2017 July - Switch to Mt Sinai from RCC

2018 Jun - IUI #1 BFN

2018 Oct - Medicated Cycle BFN

2018 Nov - Medicated Cycle BFN

2019 May - IUI #2 BFN

2019 June - Medicated Cycle BFN

2019 Aug - IUI #3 BFN 

2019 Nov - IVF #1: 14 retrieved, 11 fertilized, 6 blasts, 4 frozen + 1 3BB transferred BFP!


#379 yaenaSK

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Posted 11 August 2020 - 09:25 AM

Elation - haha, pop out during a sneeze. Wouldn't that be awesome? How are the home renos coming along? I would be having so much anxiety about them! How are you feeling otherwise?

 

The 27th isn't too far off now!

 

My milk didn't come in :( formula it is for us again. After three solid days of pumping, trying cluster pumping, and my poor nipples being cracked and bleeding and peeling, I gave up. I mean - an entire day of sessions, both sides, and I didn't have half an ounce (and Isla drinks 2 oz now per feed!). It was frustrating though, because I had told DH about the struggles - as well as a couple of mom friends. I always got the very distinct impression he wanted me to keep trying - he never said "hey, it's ok if you need to stop". And so when I stopped - with a doctor mom friend even saying it seemed likely I am one of those (uncommon) women who just can't breastfeed - he got angry and told me he felt like I had done it without consulting him. I can't say anything to him though because if I do, he'll fight back with "whenever I open up and tell you what's bothering me, you get angry" and then I have to calm that down.

 

Otherwise, we are hanging in there. Isla is gaining again, almost back to her birth weight. She has some definite fussy spells but on the whole she's a super baby. My hands are arms are still awful but I think one might be slowly improving so I am hopeful. I am showing signs of PPD again, so I have a call in to my doctor today to get back on my prescription meds. DD is struggling a bit too, I see some jealousy happening  - she just needs more time with me so I am trying. It is just hard because DH doesn't take over with her when I leave her for DD - he just tosses her in a pack n play and starts using his phone/laptop/watching tv. So I feel like I am already spending a fair bit of time parenting two kids already. Ugh.


Me: 38

DH: 43

 

June, July, Aug, Sep 2016: IUI. All BFN.

January 2017: IVF #1. 7 eggs retrieved, 6 fertilized. 1 transferred on day 5 - BFP! DD born 10/08/17. heart.gif (2 embryos frozen)

Nov 2018: FET #1. 1 transferred. Chemical pregnancy.

Dect 2018: FET #2. Last embryo transferred. BFN.

April 2019: IVF #2. 16 eggs retrieved, 11 fertilized. 1 transferred on day 5 (5 frozen). Chemical pregnancy again.

Aug 2019: FET #3. 1 transferred - BFP!  Lost HB at 9 week U/S. MMC.  cry.gif

Nov 2019: FET #4. 1 transferred - BFP again! DD due Aug 6/20


#380 elation

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Posted 11 August 2020 - 01:50 PM

Aw Yaena, dont feel bad about breastfeeding! A fed baby is what's important. In everything I've read, there's nothing wrong at all with formula and I will 10000% go that route if my boobs put up the fight.  You know your body best, and your physical/mental/emotional health is also a priority!  But yes I also get the "whenever I open up you get angry" argument lol to which I usually respond with something like "maybe if your real thoughts weren't so dumb.." or something equally snarky.

 

The 27th isnt too far!  And the home renos ARE stressing me out! But I also am kind of indifferent.  I think I'm focused on worrying about how this nugget is gonna make its way out of me more than the sty that my house is.  Two more days of work and I'm freeeeee (although I really probably can't do much because any day now right?  My neighbour told me she ate spicy wings and went into labour haha oh I also picked up some red raspberry tea, but I'm pretty sure it's not the right one since theres a bunch of other things mixed in with it.

 

Wow glad you have a super baby!  I really hope your arms return to normal soon.. does your doc have anything to say about that now?  And I'm really glad you're addressing the signs of PPD!  I think my friend is maybe going through that but she's not very open so.. I don't know how to help.  I just try to show her I care by swinging by with little gifts or reaching out every once in a while.

 

I'm sorry its being such a struggle to juggle both your babies though, that's something I worry about although on a bit of a different level.  DH does like using his phone/laptop a lot and, well this might sound dumb, but my dogs are bit more attached to me than DH. I hope I can give them all the attention they want too!  I think one of my dogs is jealous, or acting out, or something.  The older one is so sweet and follows me everywhere, super gentle and gives me all the snuggles.  But the younger one has started occasionally jumping her for no reason!  It makes me worry about what'll happen when baby is here...


Me: 32; DH: 41  |  TTC: 2017  |  Mt Sinai Fertility

Dx: Single partial ovary, dermoid cyst and x-large fibroids

 

2013 Apr - Left ovary and tube removal from massive dermoid cyst torsion; partial right ovary damage

2017 July - Switch to Mt Sinai from RCC

2018 Jun - IUI #1 BFN

2018 Oct - Medicated Cycle BFN

2018 Nov - Medicated Cycle BFN

2019 May - IUI #2 BFN

2019 June - Medicated Cycle BFN

2019 Aug - IUI #3 BFN 

2019 Nov - IVF #1: 14 retrieved, 11 fertilized, 6 blasts, 4 frozen + 1 3BB transferred BFP!


#381 yaenaSK

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Posted 11 August 2020 - 02:47 PM

Worrying about the dogs isn't silly at all, Elation! With our first, I was so stressed about our old cat (who was totally "my" cat). I kept sending DH home to check on him, feed him, spend some time with him. They really can be like children to us in so many ways, and sense all these changes so much. And I swear they have feelings too, so of course you will worry. Just do the best you can - I worried about my old cat rejecting DD and in the end, he was cautious at first then became totally fascinated by her. They were total buddies.

 

Yeah, I had/have pre-existing depression, and have to go off my meds for pregnancies/fertility treatments so I am always on high alert. (I could try switching meds but I have never felt like pregnancy is the right time to be messing around with that - and I love how well they work otherwise.) I had PPD with our first, and it took me weeks to realize it. This time, I feel like it could still just be the typical baby blues - it has only been a week - but realistically, I will be going back on my meds eventually so isn't it best to just start them now?

 

My c section is healing, but slowly. I had to briefly lift DD #1 today (onto the potty, DH was outside) and I paid for that with some immediate pain. But it has eased up and no bleeding, so i think I got off easy. No more of that. I have been getting down on my knees to hug her fully, and she has been trying to lift her legs so I carry her, too. We snuggled together all the time before Isla arrived, so I am trying hard to find ways to still recognize her but it is hard. Elephant - any tips?


Me: 38

DH: 43

 

June, July, Aug, Sep 2016: IUI. All BFN.

January 2017: IVF #1. 7 eggs retrieved, 6 fertilized. 1 transferred on day 5 - BFP! DD born 10/08/17. heart.gif (2 embryos frozen)

Nov 2018: FET #1. 1 transferred. Chemical pregnancy.

Dect 2018: FET #2. Last embryo transferred. BFN.

April 2019: IVF #2. 16 eggs retrieved, 11 fertilized. 1 transferred on day 5 (5 frozen). Chemical pregnancy again.

Aug 2019: FET #3. 1 transferred - BFP!  Lost HB at 9 week U/S. MMC.  cry.gif

Nov 2019: FET #4. 1 transferred - BFP again! DD due Aug 6/20


#382 elation

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Posted 12 August 2020 - 03:51 PM

Haha Yaena, I'm glad you get it- our furbabies were our first babies. At one point I thought they might be my only babies.  My dogs are in their middle aged years now, 7 and 8yrs.  I think they are not as adaptable as they once were!  I hope they become best buddies with the baby though.

 

I agree, if its medically okay to go back on them, then it sounds like a good idea!  I had a bout of depression in University and it was awful; that was also when I was ignorant about chemical imbalances.  But I'm glad you are looking after yourself now and being real with what you need.  It's so so important for your own mental health.  I'm looking into perinatal anxiety counselling and probably should be looking into a psychologist in general, since I'm sure I'm carrying a lot of family baggage (got kicked out when I graduated, parents have a horrible relationship, no immediate family was at my wedding lol).  I'm just not too sure where to start either.

 

I just had my 37.9w ultrasound, baby's head is measuring 43.1w now!  What in the world... but looks like I'm now in the running for vaginal delivery with an induction to be schedule if nothing by 40w.  The doc said we'll begin cervix checks next week as that sometimes stimulates labour and he doesn't want to do that before 38w.

 

Glad that your c-section is healing!  Best to take it easy like you said though, there's no award from pushing yourself too hard too early.  Hopefully elephantshoes has some wisdom in the area!

 

Elephantshoes, how are things going over there?


Me: 32; DH: 41  |  TTC: 2017  |  Mt Sinai Fertility

Dx: Single partial ovary, dermoid cyst and x-large fibroids

 

2013 Apr - Left ovary and tube removal from massive dermoid cyst torsion; partial right ovary damage

2017 July - Switch to Mt Sinai from RCC

2018 Jun - IUI #1 BFN

2018 Oct - Medicated Cycle BFN

2018 Nov - Medicated Cycle BFN

2019 May - IUI #2 BFN

2019 June - Medicated Cycle BFN

2019 Aug - IUI #3 BFN 

2019 Nov - IVF #1: 14 retrieved, 11 fertilized, 6 blasts, 4 frozen + 1 3BB transferred BFP!


#383 yaenaSK

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Posted 19 August 2020 - 11:40 AM

Hey Elation -  Sorry for the silence! Things have been chaos over here, but I have been thinking of you and trying to make time to get back and check in!

 

How are you doing? Are you feeling ready to go? Did you have your first cervical check yet?

 

We're fighting through suspected colic with Isla - ugh. She cries ALL freaking day, it is so hard. She is gaining weight, and had her first check up yesterday - back up over her birth weight, so everyone is happy (birth weight was 8lbs3, she was down to 7lbs4 when we went to the ER, and is up to 8lbs7 now). We are exclusively on formula, and have had to switch to a a gentle formula from our go-to Similac to try and help - which means mixing powders and boiling water and man, it is constant logistics! Our toddler hates all the crying, she is such an energetic but easygoing and sensitive kid, so she wears headphones most of the time. It's rough, I feel for her. I know this too will pass but in the meantime I am spending a small fortune trying to find a bottle that helps, a soother Isla will accept (she rejects them all now), a rock/sway/bounce she likes, etc. She is ok with my ergo carrier but I am trying a sling too, for something a little less bulky if I have to walk at night. On the upside (I guess?) I have already lost 30 of the 40 lbs I gained.


Me: 38

DH: 43

 

June, July, Aug, Sep 2016: IUI. All BFN.

January 2017: IVF #1. 7 eggs retrieved, 6 fertilized. 1 transferred on day 5 - BFP! DD born 10/08/17. heart.gif (2 embryos frozen)

Nov 2018: FET #1. 1 transferred. Chemical pregnancy.

Dect 2018: FET #2. Last embryo transferred. BFN.

April 2019: IVF #2. 16 eggs retrieved, 11 fertilized. 1 transferred on day 5 (5 frozen). Chemical pregnancy again.

Aug 2019: FET #3. 1 transferred - BFP!  Lost HB at 9 week U/S. MMC.  cry.gif

Nov 2019: FET #4. 1 transferred - BFP again! DD due Aug 6/20


#384 elation

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Posted 19 August 2020 - 11:59 AM

No worries Yaena! I kind of expect that theres full chaos after a newborn haha days blend into nights blend into weeks.. at least thats what I hear!

Im just getting back from my OB appt where he did a cervical check- Im at 1cm (not sure if thats length? or dilation? or what that even really means? haha) but wow they really shove their fingers up in there!

Im so sorry youre going through suspected colic! That must be really hard on the whole family.. One of my friends went through that for the first couple months of their baby and described it as a P.U.R.P.L.E baby but Im not really sure they could do anything except suffer through it. It must be especially hard with a toddler too :( I hope maybe the pediatrician can advise something? And I also hope you can still squeeze some sleep in!

At any rate, dont worry about going silent for a while, take care of yourself and your family!! Ill update if anything happens over here haha but I still feel like itll be another week of the waiting game. Im also still going out and about while I still can :P I am hoping he comes a couple days before due date though. I feel like the anxiety of past 40 weeks wont be physically or mentally comfortable, and also having to deal with an induction.... 😫

Me: 32; DH: 41  |  TTC: 2017  |  Mt Sinai Fertility

Dx: Single partial ovary, dermoid cyst and x-large fibroids

 

2013 Apr - Left ovary and tube removal from massive dermoid cyst torsion; partial right ovary damage

2017 July - Switch to Mt Sinai from RCC

2018 Jun - IUI #1 BFN

2018 Oct - Medicated Cycle BFN

2018 Nov - Medicated Cycle BFN

2019 May - IUI #2 BFN

2019 June - Medicated Cycle BFN

2019 Aug - IUI #3 BFN 

2019 Nov - IVF #1: 14 retrieved, 11 fertilized, 6 blasts, 4 frozen + 1 3BB transferred BFP!


#385 yaenaSK

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Posted 22 August 2020 - 06:24 PM

Elation - 1cm is dilation :) I was the same at 38.5 weeks. Did he say anything about effacement? How are you feeling now?

 

And yes! Man, those fingers go way up there to check!

 

There is a little sleep happening, at least for me. Isla is doing better (fingers crossed) at sleeping in her pack and play at night - so I am getting little one hour chunks here and there. DH is not faring so well - all the newborn noises bother him, while I sleep with my head next to her white noise machine so I hear them less, haha. (Basically she is about three feet away - just her noise machine is between us.) We have our days split up so we each have the "opportunity" for 6 hours of sleep total - plus cat naps here and there. I am lucky that mine is in one big chunk at night, so long as I am disciplined enough to be in bed asleep by 9pm. It has meant no real "me" time at all, but following it has made coping with my PPD so much more manageable. Today, I took Isla out for a walk by myself, then strapped her in her Ergo newborn carrier and got a ton done - laundry, cleaned the dishes and kitchen, and a bunch of little random to-do's - and made supper. I felt so much better, and she actually slept the whole way through it, she loves the carrier.

 

On the down side - my left arm and hand are totally not recovering at all. No signs of improvement. My right arm has gotten almost better but I think the left is either going to take months, or require some extra help. Which is tough since I am left handed. I will bring it up at the one month check up (we elected to do one, with all the gas/crying going on post-feeding around here).

 

Hope you're hanging in there! I keep checking back for updates and news!


Me: 38

DH: 43

 

June, July, Aug, Sep 2016: IUI. All BFN.

January 2017: IVF #1. 7 eggs retrieved, 6 fertilized. 1 transferred on day 5 - BFP! DD born 10/08/17. heart.gif (2 embryos frozen)

Nov 2018: FET #1. 1 transferred. Chemical pregnancy.

Dect 2018: FET #2. Last embryo transferred. BFN.

April 2019: IVF #2. 16 eggs retrieved, 11 fertilized. 1 transferred on day 5 (5 frozen). Chemical pregnancy again.

Aug 2019: FET #3. 1 transferred - BFP!  Lost HB at 9 week U/S. MMC.  cry.gif

Nov 2019: FET #4. 1 transferred - BFP again! DD due Aug 6/20


#386 elation

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Posted 22 August 2020 - 11:00 PM

Hey Yaena! Glad youre getting a little bit of sleep in at least and Isla is doing better. Hmm makes me think I need to get a white noise machine asap haha. I think we are going to try to do some time splitting too so we get some chunks of sleep in. No idea how thingsll actually work out though!
How is DD doing? Oh man I cant believe the cubital tunnel isnt going away! I hope the doc will take some real action now that it isnt going away post pregnancy... I had a couple days of a numbing left arm but it seems to come and go. It just feels really weak.

Im totally banking on using baby carriers a lot, although I hear moderation is important so they dont always get used to being attached to your body? I was gifted an Ergobaby that Im looking forward to trying out. I dont have a ring sling, but was thinking of making one.. not sure if Ill actually get around to that though.

AFM- Nothing yet, and all he mentioned at the cervix check was the 1cm and that it was soft and thinning? I lost a huge chunk of mucus plug the next day and Im still losing smaller chunks yesterday and today. Ive had people tell me I have 24-48h after the bloody show before labour, but Im sure it varies greatly from person to person. Crazy to think this coming Thursday will be 40w!

I havent been sleeping well from ovary cyst pain on one side and fibroid pain on the other, and my belly is now super lopsided. I get short of breath lying down and I just cant get comfortable! Tired, but cant sleep. Hes still regularly twitching in there too, I guess any day now!

Me: 32; DH: 41  |  TTC: 2017  |  Mt Sinai Fertility

Dx: Single partial ovary, dermoid cyst and x-large fibroids

 

2013 Apr - Left ovary and tube removal from massive dermoid cyst torsion; partial right ovary damage

2017 July - Switch to Mt Sinai from RCC

2018 Jun - IUI #1 BFN

2018 Oct - Medicated Cycle BFN

2018 Nov - Medicated Cycle BFN

2019 May - IUI #2 BFN

2019 June - Medicated Cycle BFN

2019 Aug - IUI #3 BFN 

2019 Nov - IVF #1: 14 retrieved, 11 fertilized, 6 blasts, 4 frozen + 1 3BB transferred BFP!


#387 elation

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Posted 24 August 2020 - 03:38 PM

Hes here! Grayson arrived yesterday 10:41pm Aug 23 at 39w+3 weighing 7lbs 10oz!! I have to say, epidural is a literal life saver. I had a high water break and light contractions start at 4:30ish am yesterday morning and went into the hospital around 9. They told me I was 2cm and 90% effaced. Kinda suffered through contractions and got into the birthing suite at 2:30pm, where they had a big labour ball and a tub and some other things I didnt use. Epidural was in at 5pm and it was all painless after that. Around 8:45p they broke the rest of my water since there was no progress. At 9pm I was still only 3cm but 100% effaced and baby had fully descended. The nurse could touch his head and spine! They started the lowest dose of oxytocin, then I started to feel more bum pressure and the nurse checked me at 9:45pm, I was fully dilated at 10cm!! I started pushing a bit after 10 and boom. Baby was out. i watched in the reflection of a ceiling light cover lol it was so surreal!

Ended up with a second degree tear, probably why Im so sore! Stitching up took a while since apparent the tear goes deep. I have no idea how well feeding is working cuz it doesnt seem like anything is happening, but hes peeing and pooping so something must be going right!

I cant believe hes finally here! It felt like I was pregnant for five years lol Im so tired
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Me: 32; DH: 41  |  TTC: 2017  |  Mt Sinai Fertility

Dx: Single partial ovary, dermoid cyst and x-large fibroids

 

2013 Apr - Left ovary and tube removal from massive dermoid cyst torsion; partial right ovary damage

2017 July - Switch to Mt Sinai from RCC

2018 Jun - IUI #1 BFN

2018 Oct - Medicated Cycle BFN

2018 Nov - Medicated Cycle BFN

2019 May - IUI #2 BFN

2019 June - Medicated Cycle BFN

2019 Aug - IUI #3 BFN 

2019 Nov - IVF #1: 14 retrieved, 11 fertilized, 6 blasts, 4 frozen + 1 3BB transferred BFP!


#388 yaenaSK

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Posted 24 August 2020 - 09:18 PM

Yay! Welcome to the world, Grayson - congratulations, elation! (Epidurals are WONDERFUL!) So glad things went well and you are getting to know one another. How are those fibroids? Do you even care about them right now? :) How are the pups adjusting?

 

(So funny you commented about the reflection - I watched bits and pieces of the c section the same way! I couldn't see details really but saw enough haha!)

 

I can't believe we've all had our babies now - thanks to everyone for being such a great group and support over the last 9ish months. Best of luck to you all on this crazy parenting journey. If anyone wants to stay in touch, feel free to post or to send me a message!


Me: 38

DH: 43

 

June, July, Aug, Sep 2016: IUI. All BFN.

January 2017: IVF #1. 7 eggs retrieved, 6 fertilized. 1 transferred on day 5 - BFP! DD born 10/08/17. heart.gif (2 embryos frozen)

Nov 2018: FET #1. 1 transferred. Chemical pregnancy.

Dect 2018: FET #2. Last embryo transferred. BFN.

April 2019: IVF #2. 16 eggs retrieved, 11 fertilized. 1 transferred on day 5 (5 frozen). Chemical pregnancy again.

Aug 2019: FET #3. 1 transferred - BFP!  Lost HB at 9 week U/S. MMC.  cry.gif

Nov 2019: FET #4. 1 transferred - BFP again! DD due Aug 6/20


#389 elation

elation
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  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Toronto
  • Dx:Other
  • My Clinic:Mt. Sinai

Posted 27 August 2020 - 10:59 AM

The fibroids are now free floating meteors inside me! They give me pain every once in a while. And I only care when they start hurting haha but the dogs have been interesting. One of them is suuuper chill, with the crying with the change of attention, everything. But the other dog has become a lot more protective and whiny. She follows me everywhere and wont want to go outside or even downstairs for that matter. I dont know.

I actually like the semi unclear reflection watching haha if it had been a mirror Im sure I would have freaked myself out. But I am glad that it was there enough.

So Im in a new circle of hell, Im trying to breastfeed and Im pretty sure baby has little teeth nubs. TEETH NUBS WHY?! Anyway Im gonna go turn the pump on now...

Yes this has been an awesome group, thank you all! I still think of a lot of people who have dropped over time and I hope if you ever come back to this thread that youre doing well!

Ill message you Yaena!

Me: 32; DH: 41  |  TTC: 2017  |  Mt Sinai Fertility

Dx: Single partial ovary, dermoid cyst and x-large fibroids

 

2013 Apr - Left ovary and tube removal from massive dermoid cyst torsion; partial right ovary damage

2017 July - Switch to Mt Sinai from RCC

2018 Jun - IUI #1 BFN

2018 Oct - Medicated Cycle BFN

2018 Nov - Medicated Cycle BFN

2019 May - IUI #2 BFN

2019 June - Medicated Cycle BFN

2019 Aug - IUI #3 BFN 

2019 Nov - IVF #1: 14 retrieved, 11 fertilized, 6 blasts, 4 frozen + 1 3BB transferred BFP!