Pregnancy and Parenting After DE IVF

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  1. I no longer trust our old dog around my boys View entire thread - shayrose on Mar 19, 5:41 PM
    1. My two cents - Ariadne on Mar 19, 6:47 PM
      1. Thank you! - shayrose on Mar 20, 10:55 AM
    2. Very difficult (pet death ment.) - MW on Mar 19, 8:24 PM
      1. No, not ready for goodbye - shayrose on Mar 20, 11:09 AM
    3. Hi shayrose!! Ditto Ariadne's thoughts - Kenny on Mar 19, 8:42 PM
      1. Hi Kenny - shayrose on Mar 20, 1:16 PM
    4. We have a similar thing here.. How I deal with it - tHK on Mar 19, 9:40 PM
      1. Dear K - shayrose on Mar 24, 5:40 PM
    5. Great advice from everyone - Dixiechic on Mar 20, 7:16 AM
      1. Hey Dixie! - shayrose on Mar 24, 5:56 PM
    6. I'm so sorry Shayrose.....m - Hope2009 on Mar 21, 9:28 PM
      1. Hi Hope, thanks for writing - shayrose on Apr 7, 12:12 PM
     
  2. Gummy vitamins with iron? View entire thread - Jen in TN on Mar 19, 1:22 PM
    1. Honestly, I'd try the regular Flintstones - Kenny on Mar 19, 8:19 PM
      1. Thanks Kenny - Jen in TN on Mar 20, 10:45 AM
    2. HavenÂ’t tried the one youÂ’re looking at - MW on Mar 19, 8:37 PM
      1. These look good - Dixiechic on Mar 20, 7:37 AM
      2. Thanks! I will check those out. - Jen in TN on Mar 20, 10:46 AM
    3. Do they have Floridix for kids? - Renata on Mar 21, 9:21 AM
      1. why he needs it - Jen in TN on Mar 21, 3:20 PM
     
  3. did we do the right thing? View entire thread - birdy1600 on Mar 19, 8:26 AM
    1. My kids started resisting going to day care. - Maggie in VA on Mar 19, 8:56 AM
      1. My son did not like the 4 yo room at the old day care - BlessedThistle on Mar 19, 10:21 AM
    2. Yes, I think you did the right thing - Ariadne on Mar 19, 6:59 PM
    3. Something def going on there - tHK on Mar 19, 9:32 PM
    4. yup he is happier - birdy1600 on Mar 24, 4:50 AM
     
  4. Julie, any news? View entire thread - Thk on Mar 18, 11:31 PM
    1. spent 5 days in CA but is was a false alarm - Julie on Mar 21, 4:44 PM
     
  5. Sad....my mother has no judgment anymore, etc View entire thread - BlessedThistle on Mar 18, 6:27 PM
    1. Re: Sad....my mother has no judgment anymore, etc - FL Gal on Mar 18, 7:49 PM
    2. I'm sorry - siggy on Mar 19, 5:20 AM
      1. That sounds heartbreaking. How unfair to Charlotte and you - BlessedThistle on Mar 19, 7:43 AM
    3. mommy friends can make a world of diff - birdy1600 on Mar 19, 8:20 AM
      1. That's really sweet Birdy - FL Gal on Mar 19, 6:20 PM
        1. I agree! - Maybelline on Mar 19, 8:22 PM
    4. So sorry about your mother :( - Maybelline on Mar 19, 8:27 PM
     
  6. what things could I ask mommyhelper to help? (babbling a bit) View entire thread - birdy1600 on Mar 18, 3:43 PM
    1. oh one more thing the dynamic of two littles - birdy1600 on Mar 18, 5:22 PM
      1. Re: oh one more thing the dynamic of two littles - FL Gal on Mar 18, 7:47 PM
    2. My experience - Leeba on Mar 19, 8:21 AM
    3. I find it easier to let the helper handle the children - Maggie in VA on Mar 19, 9:10 AM
      1. Yeah, I tend to agree - Leeba on Mar 19, 10:09 AM
    4. Agree with everyone - HollyPA on Mar 19, 2:05 PM
    5. Be up front about housework - samys on Mar 20, 5:29 AM
     
  7. Mammasita View entire thread - Renata on Mar 18, 9:23 AM
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  9. do we go for another? age comment from clinic!! View entire thread - samys on Mar 18, 8:06 AM
    1. OMG what an idiot - Leslie on Mar 18, 9:37 AM
      1. "At your age" is the bread and butter of fertility clinics! - Maggie in VA on Mar 18, 11:11 AM
    2. What!?! - ks on Mar 18, 11:45 AM
    3. you guys are the best - samys on Mar 18, 12:31 PM
    4. 41 is nothing!! - thesameboat on Mar 18, 1:56 PM
    5. You're just a baby ;) - Maybelline on Mar 18, 2:28 PM
    6. I agree you're just a baby!! - FL Gal on Mar 18, 5:39 PM
    7. What the huh? I am astounded. - Thk on Mar 18, 11:22 PM
    8. Joining the chorus here! - Jen in TN on Mar 19, 3:33 PM
    9. I had #2 - Ariadne on Mar 19, 7:01 PM
    10. Thanks again - samys on Mar 20, 5:34 AM
     
  10. Updates on DS' medical condition and more View entire thread - Renata on Mar 17, 10:28 AM
    1. Renata, sent you a private e-mail. nt - Maggie in VA on Mar 17, 1:59 PM
    2. sounds like things are working out - Leslie on Mar 18, 9:47 AM
    3. Hey Renata - Pinkduck on Mar 18, 6:11 PM
    4. Wow, that's a lot of news! - Jen in TN on Mar 19, 3:39 PM
     
  11. Raindrops View entire thread - mammasita on Mar 16, 4:01 PM
    1. Not sure, but - Jen in TN on Mar 17, 8:49 AM
    2. Hey, Raindrops wasn't the only one . . . - Maggie in VA on Mar 17, 8:51 AM
    3. I will try to contact her - Renata on Mar 17, 10:09 AM
    4. Hi Mammasita :) - Raindrops1 on Mar 18, 9:54 AM
      1. email not working yet - Raindrops1 on Mar 18, 1:16 PM
        1. Barge to raindrops - Dixiechic on Mar 19, 8:12 AM
          1. Hi Dixiechic! - Raindrops1 on Mar 19, 9:13 AM
      2. very scared - mammasita on Mar 23, 5:49 PM
     
  12. Heartbeat! HOOOORAY! View entire thread - LateStarter on Mar 13, 4:48 PM
    1. I am so happy for you!!! - BlessedThistle on Mar 13, 7:56 PM
    2. Wonderful!! - thesameboat on Mar 14, 1:57 AM
    3. So great to hear! - Maggie in VA on Mar 14, 6:49 AM
    4. Wonderful! - Jen in TN on Mar 14, 11:12 AM
    5. Yay!!! - Dixiechic on Mar 15, 5:30 AM
    6. Awesome!!! - Maybelline on Mar 15, 10:19 AM
    7. How wonderful! - keifel on Mar 15, 3:59 PM
    8. Tears of joy for you!!! - sas on Mar 15, 8:38 PM
    9. Lately I am on the board sporadically but I am so glad I saw this - Veesha on Mar 17, 7:21 PM
     
  13. Graco car seats View entire thread - Jen in TN on Mar 13, 9:40 AM
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  15. questions you would ask public school View entire thread - birdy1600 on Mar 13, 8:27 AM
    1. Plenty of recess. Focus on STEM, music and arts but not at the expense of+ - BlessedThistle on Mar 13, 8:01 PM
    2. Ask other moms . . . - Maggie in VA on Mar 14, 6:52 AM
     
  16. Spring is in the air and I am thrilled! View entire thread - PAH on Mar 10, 8:11 PM
    1. Oh sweet spring....m - Hope2009 on Mar 10, 11:48 PM
      1. Love it! - FL Gal on Mar 11, 9:12 PM
    2. Re: Spring is in the air and I am thrilled! - Anonymous on Mar 11, 10:38 PM
     
  17. Kiwis do it again... Figuring out how to choose the best egg! View entire thread - Lauranz on Mar 8, 5:59 PM
    1. very cool, yay, science! n/t - Christine on Mar 13, 6:30 PM
    2. Good job Kiwis! - PAH on Mar 14, 6:43 PM
     
  18. home study done -- getting closer (adoption mentioned) View entire thread - Julie on Mar 6, 1:29 PM
    1. Good Luck!! - HollyPA on Mar 6, 2:29 PM
    2. Great news Julie - E&H on Mar 6, 4:09 PM
    3. Congratulations Julie - Margolis on Mar 6, 7:10 PM
    4. Wonderful update! - Kenny on Mar 6, 8:20 PM
    5. That's wonderful! - thesameboat on Mar 7, 12:02 AM
    6. Great update - Dixiechic on Mar 7, 6:54 AM
    7. awesome! nt - gr8tful1 on Mar 7, 9:23 AM
    8. Wonderful news! - Jen in TN on Mar 7, 9:43 AM
    9. Wow, so quickly! So thrilled for you. - Maggie in VA on Mar 7, 10:02 AM
    10. Great to hear! - BabsA on Mar 7, 3:32 PM
    11. Thanks for the update. - PAH on Mar 7, 8:14 PM
    12. Its great news - THK on Mar 7, 10:22 PM
    13. Heartfelt good wishes - Lauranz on Mar 8, 5:33 PM
    14. exciting! - Antonialisa on Mar 9, 12:34 PM
    15. Wishing you much luck - DeeinNYC on Mar 9, 9:26 PM
    16. Exciting news! - shayrose on Mar 10, 6:39 AM
    17. Wow! So quick! - sas on Mar 10, 7:34 AM
    18. Exciting!!!! - Mrs. M on Mar 10, 12:51 PM
    19. Wow! Good luck - Leeba on Mar 10, 1:34 PM
    20. Oh so close...enjoy the waiting days Julie....m - Hope2009 on Mar 10, 11:43 PM
     
  19. Kenny, JenTN, THK thank you for your posts the other day View entire thread - Leeba on Mar 6, 6:45 AM
    1. your welcome :) - THK on Mar 7, 10:23 PM
     
  20. Feeling better (and note on ancestry.com) View entire thread - Renata on Mar 4, 9:25 AM
    1. Glad you're feeling better. I just started... - finch9 on Mar 4, 12:31 PM
      1. Hope it works for you - Renata on Mar 5, 9:42 AM
    2. Something I've wondered about... - siggy on Mar 4, 3:58 PM
      1. Thank you Siggy - Renata on Mar 5, 9:41 AM
     
  21. great states and cities for mid life parenting? View entire thread - birdy1600 on Mar 3, 9:30 PM
    1. Re: sorry about typing bad on my kindle - birdy1600 on Mar 3, 9:33 PM
    2. No great state, but... - Maybelline on Mar 3, 9:51 PM
      1. not sure where u are? - birdy on Mar 4, 3:55 AM
        1. Sorry birdy - Maybelline on Mar 4, 4:01 AM
    3. Birdy, I'm hazarding a guess here since - Ariadne on Mar 4, 6:35 AM
      1. I agree - Maybelline on Mar 4, 6:56 AM
    4. Never harsh, Birdy - Renata on Mar 4, 9:16 AM
    5. Wherever you go, there you are. - Maggie in VA on Mar 4, 10:36 AM
    6. I get it - finch9 on Mar 4, 12:27 PM
     
  22. How did the move go, BlessedThistle? View entire thread - siggy on Mar 3, 4:10 PM
    1. Second the above :) - Maybelline on Mar 3, 8:19 PM
    2. The movers were awful and I am not yet unpacked - BlessedThistle on Mar 5, 8:51 AM
      1. So sorry. - siggy on Mar 8, 2:28 PM
     
  23. Acid Reflux Question View entire thread - ks on Mar 3, 5:34 AM
    1. Re: Acid Reflux Question - DE mom to twins on Mar 3, 2:12 PM
      1. Thank you! And further question.. - ks on Mar 3, 3:42 PM
    2. it can come and go - gr8tful1 on Mar 3, 7:19 PM
      1. 8 Months - ks on Mar 4, 5:33 AM
     
  24. Struggling 1st Trimester View entire thread - gratefulLA on Mar 2, 2:16 PM
    1. Hang in there - green.elephant on Mar 2, 2:30 PM
    2. sorry you are struggling! - Jen in TN on Mar 2, 2:59 PM
    3. I drank ginger ale the entire pregnancy.... - MargieD on Mar 2, 5:11 PM
    4. Get some of this stuff it's brilliant - Thk on Mar 2, 10:48 PM
      1. Agree 1000% with THK - siggy on Mar 4, 4:08 PM
    5. Sit your husband down...(my 2 cents) - Aufrechtagain on Mar 3, 11:03 AM
      1. Great advice, Aufrecht! (nt) - Jen in TN on Mar 4, 7:36 PM
    6. As a twin mom.. - Renata on Mar 3, 11:37 AM
      1. Such a help - gratefulLA on Mar 3, 1:28 PM
    7. I understand - Maybelline on Mar 3, 7:33 PM
    8. I love your board name...grateful....m - Hope2009 on Mar 3, 10:40 PM
     
  25. Ticker trouble View entire thread - gr8tful1 on Mar 2, 1:48 PM
    1. Similar problem here... - Jen in TN on Mar 2, 3:01 PM
     
  26. Down at the farm, and mommy guilt View entire thread - gr8tful1 on Mar 2, 1:29 PM
    1. haha! - thesameboat on Mar 3, 10:33 AM
    2. This place sounds so cool! - PAH on Mar 3, 3:08 PM
    3. Amen - gr8tful1 on Mar 3, 7:14 PM
     
  27. Tested double + on MTHFR View entire thread - Renata on Mar 2, 1:25 PM
    1. I did - FL Gal on Mar 2, 1:39 PM
    2. + for both C genes - gr8tful1 on Mar 2, 1:45 PM
      1. Gr8tful, would you please send me an email? - thesameboat on Mar 3, 10:27 AM
        1. Sure! - gr8tful1 on Mar 3, 7:21 PM
    3. I'm positive for one copy of each type - thesameboat on Mar 3, 10:25 AM
     
  28. My uncles health ... Any day now. Prayers needed. View entire thread - Thk on Mar 1, 5:24 PM
    1. You got it - FL Gal on Mar 1, 9:01 PM
    2. Sending prayers - Jen in TN on Mar 2, 4:51 AM
    3. Prayers on their way! - finch9 on Mar 2, 6:02 AM
    4. Prayers - Maybelline on Mar 2, 9:56 AM
    5. Prayers are with you all - Renata on Mar 2, 1:27 PM
    6. Hugs and prayers being sent your way. - PAH on Mar 3, 3:11 PM
     
  29. if you have frozens but over 50 View entire thread - birdy1600 on Mar 1, 4:28 PM
    1. You go down the cdc list of clinics - FL Gal on Mar 1, 7:17 PM
     
  30. Renata re Lexapro View entire thread - Jen in TN on Mar 1, 3:30 PM
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  32. We are moving today come heck or high water View entire thread - BlessedThistle on Mar 1, 5:37 AM
    1. Oh, good luck! - thesameboat on Mar 1, 5:58 AM
    2. Oh, moving! - siggy on Mar 1, 6:11 AM
    3. Good luck! - Jen in TN on Mar 1, 3:51 PM
    4. Hope it went well - Thk on Mar 1, 5:35 PM
    5. Good luck! - finch9 on Mar 2, 6:03 AM
    6. Good luck! - PAH on Mar 3, 3:12 PM
     
  33. OT: sensitive topic, curious on your take (death ment) View entire thread - Leeba on Feb 27, 10:09 AM
    1. A few thoughts . . . - Maggie in VA on Feb 27, 1:42 PM
      1. Thank you, Maggie - Leeba on Feb 28, 9:28 AM
    2. Similar situation, and 2 dogs have passed - Renata on Feb 27, 2:43 PM
      1. Yes, I lost two kitties that at the time about killed me - BlessedThistle on Feb 27, 4:38 PM
        1. Aww, BT. You were their angel - Leeba on Feb 28, 10:35 AM
      2. We are in the same boat about having the child(ren) know the older dog - Leeba on Feb 28, 9:38 AM
    3. at home euthanasia - zane on Feb 27, 4:35 PM
      1. Thank you, zane. That's wonderful about your cat - Leeba on Feb 28, 9:41 AM
    4. Just did this 1 month ago today. - ks on Feb 27, 5:54 PM
      1. Awwww, ks... I'm sorry. Your post made me teary - Leeba on Feb 28, 9:49 AM
    5. I'm writing this on the eve of the 2 yr anniversary of my mom's passing....m - Hope2009 on Feb 27, 9:45 PM
      1. Oh, Hope... honoring your mother, and thank you for your thoughts - Leeba on Feb 28, 10:16 AM
        1. Thank you...m - Hope2009 on Mar 3, 10:45 PM
    6. We have been talking a lot about this - Kenny on Feb 28, 11:22 AM
    7. My experience - Jen in TN on Mar 1, 3:17 PM
    8. Death and dying - Thk on Mar 1, 5:21 PM
    9. This is so difficult - Christine on Mar 9, 9:40 PM
      1. Hi Christine - Leeba on Mar 10, 1:33 PM
        1. late reply - Christine on Mar 17, 8:14 PM
     
  34. AI - update? View entire thread - Antonialisa on Feb 26, 7:36 AM
    1. Ditto- Hoping all is well - DeeinNYC on Feb 26, 9:56 PM
    2. Thanks for thinking of me :) - AL on Feb 27, 2:18 AM
      1. THanks for the update! - Antonialisa on Feb 27, 6:55 AM
      2. So glad things are going well! - Renata on Feb 27, 9:22 AM
      3. Good to hear all is well - DeeinNYC on Mar 1, 3:42 AM
     
  35. Any suggestions for first cell phone for kids ... View entire thread - LizLA on Feb 25, 4:23 PM
    1. We bought our children their first cell phone.....m - Hope2009 on Feb 25, 7:02 PM
      1. Hope, always love to read your messages, Did you try writting? - LizLA on Feb 26, 10:03 AM
    2. Just bought one for our three year old. It is called ibaby - Thk on Mar 2, 6:53 AM
     
  36. trampoline for outside recommendations please View entire thread - birdy1600 on Feb 25, 7:41 AM
    1. There's one our friends have - Leeba on Feb 25, 8:26 AM
    2. We bought a spring free trampoline from ToysRus....m - Hope2009 on Feb 25, 6:50 PM
    3. This is what we have - HollyPA on Feb 26, 9:39 AM
     
  37. Children's Tablets View entire thread - Dee S. on Feb 24, 6:41 PM
    1. Great to hear from you, Dee S!! - Leeba on Feb 25, 8:19 AM
     
  38. Quick Post View entire thread - Dee S. on Feb 24, 6:37 PM
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  40. OK, a dance question - I have boys but any input welcome - Molly (DE Mom to Twins) View entire thread - Ariadne on Feb 23, 8:30 PM
    1. If we are wanting to change the world with regards to stereo typing...m - Hope2009 on Feb 23, 9:13 PM
    2. We have a few studios around here - Leslie on Feb 24, 5:49 AM
    3. Consider tap or Irish stepdance. - Maggie in VA on Feb 24, 9:36 AM
    4. My son loves to sing and dance. Everytime - LizLA on Feb 24, 10:44 AM
    5. I think that's great :) - Kenny on Feb 24, 12:46 PM
      1. Kenny, I feel for you.... My plate is full with one small - LizLA on Feb 24, 1:19 PM
        1. Nope, please... - Kenny on Feb 24, 1:27 PM
    6. Thank you, everyone, for your suggestions - Ariadne on Feb 24, 5:18 PM
      1. Re: Thank you, everyone, for your suggestions - DE mom to twins on Feb 24, 7:02 PM
        1. LOL, Molly, I love it! - Kenny on Feb 24, 7:21 PM
     
  41. lets talk about fun parenting sruff SCHOOLS View entire thread - birdy1600 on Feb 23, 6:17 PM
    1. Befriend some teachers or parents with older kids through preschool! - Ariadne on Feb 23, 8:13 PM
      1. Agree with all of this - Kenny on Feb 24, 12:58 PM
    2. Montessori - Silky Gal on Feb 23, 9:14 PM
     
  42. Hello/catch up and thanks View entire thread - MFh on Feb 23, 3:08 AM
    1. So Great to Hear - ks on Feb 23, 7:51 AM
     
  43. baby bird is three and a half and PICKY eater!! HELP! View entire thread - birdy1600 on Feb 22, 4:25 PM
    1. What does he like to eat now? - Ariadne on Feb 22, 6:25 PM
      1. This is one area of parenting that drives a lot of moms and dads...m - Hope2009 on Feb 22, 11:40 PM
    2. DS has always been a light, picky eater - gr8tful1 on Feb 23, 10:15 AM
    3. its okay to miss a few meals. - RJ on Feb 23, 10:48 AM
    4. I can say what has worked for mine - BlessedThistle on Feb 23, 10:48 AM
    5. Apparently, I had no idea how good I have it!! - FL Gal on Feb 23, 6:19 PM
      1. Your post made me laugh, FL Gal - Ariadne on Feb 23, 7:19 PM
        1. I know - FL Gal on Feb 23, 8:31 PM
          1. You got it! - Ariadne on Feb 23, 8:38 PM
    6. Things go down better with a straw - Leeba on Feb 23, 7:26 PM
      1. Oh speaking of, Kernel Seasons is amazing for brightening up veggies! - BlessedThistle on Feb 24, 6:44 AM
    7. Give him what he will eat.... - Dee S. on Feb 24, 6:43 PM
     
  44. Anyone take Lexapro? View entire thread - Renata on Feb 21, 9:39 AM
    1. I took lexapro for a year in between pgs... - Kenny on Feb 21, 10:47 AM
    2. Lexapro - demomone on Feb 21, 8:13 PM
    3. I did, although - Ariadne on Feb 21, 8:56 PM
    4. yes - gr8tful1 on Feb 22, 8:06 AM
    5. I have - Pandora on Feb 22, 2:19 PM
    6. My wonder treatments for coping with depression and anxiety.. - Lauranz on Feb 22, 5:11 PM
    7. I take it - Leslie on Feb 24, 5:50 AM
     
 
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