Hey everyone - my goodness you all talk a lot
I had to go to NYC for work last week and I don't know if I'm going to remember what everyone wrote!
Re the 3 in 1 odds....did you know that MFC offers 2 in 3 odds? How weird is that? Basically, if you have a PGS tested embryo, their success rate is 65%. There's some magic in the immune testing/therapy that they're doing...they need more clinics to start using these protocols.
Synchro - I love the name Charlie, but to be completely truthful, my daughter's name is Charlie! Actually, it's Charlotte (for resumes and when she gets in trouble) but she's been called Charlie since day 1. Sometimes we get funny looks, and quite often I have to say 'she's a girl', but more often than not, people tell me that they love the name
Yaena - I love Simone - so pretty. Elana is beautiful too. Sorry to hear that the nausea is back. I don't even want to tell you this, but for my first pregnancy I was sick until about 32 weeks - it was miserable. The only 'plus' side was that I knew I was still pregnant (of course at that point I had a huge belly).
Pandora - welcome!
Canadamommy - so so so so so so glad to hear that your amnio came back all clear! Good luck with your breastpump! I don't even know if I'm going to dig mine out!
Elation - yes, some friends can be completely horrible when it comes to infertility and related outcomes. I'm guessing she had no clue about how horrible OHSS actually is...but yeah, one good thing that infertility taught me was that sometimes the best thing to say is nothing at all...or a simple 'I'm sorry' and leave it at that. I used to be notorious for sticking my foot in my mouth. Hopefully you're feeling better!
Did I forget anyone?
So at my last appointment my fill in RE asked what medications I was on and I told her metformin for my PCOS. She also asked if I had nausea (yes) and suggested that I stop taking the met. For those of you who might not be aware, met is what they give diabetics to help managed their blood sugar...and while I'm not diabetic, I'm sure it does affect my blood sugar. Anyway, I told her no, that's I'd rather be nauseous than get gestational diabetes and she confirmed that the met would help me pass that test. But the met has side effects - other than nausea, diarrhea (sorry!) - so while I was in NYC I stopped taking it....and I felt amazing!!! No nausea, no poops - felt great! And now that I'm back on it ,I'm puking again Oh well. I still think I'd rather be nauseous than have to deal with GD. Bring it.
I'm pretty sure that I've felt a few kicks here and there. Like maybe a few a day. I remember vividly with my second daughter her doing a somersault at 15 weeks pregnant so I'm only .5 week off. With my first daughter I didn't feel much - turns out that she had a short umbilical cord and couldn't move around that much (boy is she making up for it now). I still remember when she was delivered, the Dr when to pull her up to show me and she almost dropped her because the umbilical cord stopped her about 2 inches up from my body...weird stuff you remember!