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Friday, August 19th 2011, 3:23am

Author: Deidre

** FIRST TRIMESTER CHAT **

Wow so many new people, I haven't gone back and had a good read yet so excuse me if I just say welcome all!! And I'll catch up with everyones news later! Mim sorry to hear about that OHSS must be scary, you deserve a second dinner I'd say! Well I've been quiet as I had a bit of a scare, had bleeding for a few days and was put on total bed-rest. Strict orders no housework, no shopping etc. stay in bed and see it if calmed down. It did. Though a bit terrifying no more bleeding so the bed rest work...

Saturday, August 6th 2011, 1:05am

Author: Deidre

** FIRST TRIMESTER CHAT **

HI all , yep I'm still here Gemma :-) Good news about your second scan. I had my scan on Tuesday and all was good! Just come down with a really bad cold + loads of nausea so not really on my computer much, trying to rest (as much as having a almost 2 yr old running around allows lol) I shouldnt complain, at the same stage with Cody I was already vomiting 6-8 times a day, and I've only actually vomited once so far this time around, I should be grateful. Hello and welcome to all the new girls :-) ...

Tuesday, July 12th 2011, 7:31pm

Author: Deidre

** FIRST TRIMESTER CHAT **

kd40 wow I would be going crazy too, not familiar with the system over there, can you just go to your GP and get them to organise things, or like I know here (in New Zealand) you could just go to a private place that does scans and pay? Mind you, you really shouldn't have to, awful things haven't been better organised for you. Hard to know who you should be angry and yelling at to get things moving! Welcome Lorraine! A whole bunch of us are at 4-5 weeks so join the crew... and Congratulations!! ...

Tuesday, July 12th 2011, 3:05am

Author: Deidre

HCG level question - does high HCG mean anything?

Hi, just got back my HCG levels again this morning and again my levels feel high to me looking at the HCG charts given on this and other websites. I only had one blasto put in, anyone know more about this, would like any advice on if others think my levels look strange! Friday 8 July (14 dpo - 14 days after my egg collection): 276 Tuesday 12 July: 1,908 (18 dpo chart says average is 292 or range of 70 - 758!) Have I calculated the dpo's right siI'm looking at the right days? It is from day of ov...

Saturday, July 9th 2011, 6:41pm

Author: Deidre

** FIRST TRIMESTER CHAT **

HI everyone, Stuff it, I think I'm going to be brave and join you! I'm only 4 weeks 2 days, got my BFP on Friday. I was going to wait until I got closer to 6 weeks to join you, as its still so early, but I'm feeling positive so count me in :-) I was hesitating as with my son Cody I had 2 weeks of bleeding from weeks 5-7 last time I was pregnant and I think in my head I wanted to get past that stage before getting all involved but hell, I'm pretty involved already! So Hello! Looks like theres goi...

Tuesday, December 7th 2010, 12:47am

Author: Deidre

12-week-old feeding constantly - am I doing something wrong?

This is probably a bit late and hopefully you are past that stage now and it was just a quick growth phase. My son was the same, but he was pretty much like it from birth, and would have fed continuously if I let him, it went on for MONTHS. He was then pooping all the time, because he was consuming so much, and that was stopping/interupting his sleep. If it doesn't sort itself out I would try going to a routine. With us Cody suddenly stopped being manic about food as soon as I adopted a routine,...

Tuesday, December 7th 2010, 12:32am

Author: Deidre

When & how did your LOs stop breastfeeding? At almost 13 months think my wee lady is done :(

Well done Scottie! Cody gradually self-weaned and just stopped at 15 months. So we are all done as well! Feels like the end of an era, I am missing the closeness, especially the early morning getting him in bed with me to start the day with a feed and a snuggle. But it also feels like the right time, as he's really transitioning from baby to toddler, and in so many ways saying to the world, "Bah I'm done with all that baby stuff!" Clever wee lad, Cody was just 2 days ahead of the date I had to s...

Tuesday, December 7th 2010, 12:10am

Author: Deidre

Stopping breastfeeding at 15 months.. boobie care??

Thanks guys, yep boobs are starting to feel less bloated up now, but yes Chris still seem to be able to get a squirt of milk from them. I didnt realise it would be such a gradual process. Makes sense though of course. Think I was overly paranoid given all the issues I had when I started breastfeeding. I do miss it now though, funny how it changes, at the start the thought of BF for another week stressed me out, let alone for 15 months, then missing it!

Wednesday, December 1st 2010, 9:21am

Author: Deidre

Stopping breastfeeding at 15 months.. boobie care??

Hi all, My wee man has been gradually self-weaning, he is 15 months. About 2 weeks ago he dropped his morning feed and 3 days ago his night-time one. (Brilliant as I've started drugs for next FET cycle today so he had spot on timing and though he didnt know it was actually on a deadline and only had a few days left anyway - so it took a big stress off me having to think about refusing a feed!). My question is, is there anything I need to do? My boobs are feeling quite large and heavy compared to...

Thursday, October 28th 2010, 3:17am

Author: Deidre

fet with blasto- help!!

I went for blood tests (and no trial run - sounds like that was just stressfull!) So for me, I called my clinic the first day of my period and they gave me a date to go for the first blood test. They set the date a little early just in case (as my cycle can be anything from 25 to 36 days long), and when I did it, nothing was happening so I went for another 2 days later, and another 2 days later, and another 2 days later... then my levels started to rise so I started having them daily, for about ...

Wednesday, October 27th 2010, 9:43pm

Author: Deidre

fet with blasto- help!!

Hiya I just had this done last week. They identified when I was ovulating, once they had targetted that I was given a date for the embryo transfer, which was 5 days after that. Then on that day they defrosted and put it in on the same day. So theres not a delay re defrosting and implanting but if you calculate when you will ovulate the ET will be about 5 days after that. After that the big bonus is that its not a 2 week wait for results, just 9 days :-) Good luck!

Wednesday, October 27th 2010, 7:18am

Author: Deidre

Natural FET - can I keep breastfeeding??

Thanks everyone, I cleared it with my clinic, breastfeeding is fine. Weird given what you say Clairmac. My periods had returned to normal ages ago despite breastfeeding so they said it was clear my fertility was back and because there are no drugs to take with a natural cycle there was no risk to my son. They did say it would mean daily blood tests to see exactly when I ovulated, and that if I actually wasnt ovulating properly we might have to stop, but thats all. They are also happy for me to k...

Sunday, October 24th 2010, 5:26am

Author: Deidre

** FET CHAT **

Yay all went well, they defrosted one blasto and 90%+ cells survived, it had even started to re-expand and grow again by the time it came for ET... so thats all looking great and I am PUPO. My pregnancy test is set for Nov 2nd, so only 9 days away!!! Loving the natural cycle - so different from last time, and no pessaries or anything to take now this time around. The only bummer today was that I fell on the stairs at our house earlier so had to hobble to the clinic on crutches with a torn ligame...

Friday, October 22nd 2010, 11:06pm

Author: Deidre

Natural FET - can I keep breastfeeding??

I am due to go in for my embryo transfer tomorrow and it just dawned on me that this may possibly mean I will have to stop breastfeeding?! I did a natural cycle to avoid the drugs and keep going that bit longer (as my son is 14 months and still very much attached to his morning and bedtime feeds). Does anyone know if its safe to breastfeed after FET? Would it lower my chances of getting pregnant working at all? I know its fine to breastfeed through pregnancy (once your pregnant) but I dont want ...

Friday, October 22nd 2010, 11:01pm

Author: Deidre

** FET CHAT **

HI everyone Just thought I would pop in and say hi, I am having an FET tomorrow with one of my blastos (we have 2), my first FET and I am doing a natural cycle. So fingers crossed the defrosting goes well!! Weve given consent to go ahead and defrost the second one if the first one dozen survive the process. A bit scary just having the 2. This time round the whole process has seemed very unreal, to be honest I hadnt been thinking much about it all til today and suddenly it dawns on me tomorrow is...

Monday, April 12th 2010, 11:41pm

Author: Deidre

When to drop late night feed

I know this has probably been asked somewhere, but how do you know when you can drop the last late night feed? Cody is now just over a week off being 8 months old and is on 3 good solids meals a day. Plus I was feeding approx 4 hourly - 7am/11am/2:30/6:30/10pm, and he sleeps through after the last 10pm feed, but only usually until 5/5:30am (when unfortunately he wakes for his morning poop but after that will drop back to sleep fast with a dummy until 6:30/7pm.) A few weeks ago he dropped the lat...

Monday, April 12th 2010, 11:22pm

Author: Deidre

Six Months of Breastfeeding

Jane and Grace, I agree, I can't strictly say Cody has been exclusively breast fed either and feel guilty about it, but my milk came in almost a week late and he had lost over the 10% by day 3. To keep him going for the rest of the week we ended up giving him a total of 3 top up formula feeds. Looking back I think managing with just those 3 feeds as a supplement was actually quite good going. But the breastfeeding consultants were quite anti any formula and kept saying his weight loss was still ...

Tuesday, April 6th 2010, 3:07am

Author: Deidre

Question for parents that drive with baby on board

Mrs Jasper you should start a sign making business, I would buy them they all sound brilliant!

Tuesday, April 6th 2010, 2:48am

Author: Deidre

Mother in law --- grrrrrr

What rubbed even worse at times was that on several issues DH had been the one most adamant about it esp. no TV and sweets, and only water no juice (I agree but might have considered a little watered juice to taste or showing him the odd bit of a cartoon or show) but DH has always had really strong views about those things, then suddenly his mum is trying to do that stuff in a pretty full on way and he was silent and arguing a little chocolate wouldnt hurt! He gave me the hump too. But thats all...

Tuesday, April 6th 2010, 2:39am

Author: Deidre

Mother in law --- grrrrrr

Thanks so much for the support everyone, I start to question myself about everything when I'm round her as everything little thing she comments on then needs me to explain why I'm doing it x way not y way. My DH is used to her and her ways more so it bothers him less i.e. the 'mean mummy' chant was all in good fun according to him.. but she had been on about chocolate for 3 days and it wasnt just one or two chants it went on and on and on. We thankfully dont see them much as they live out of tow...




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