Pregnancy and Parenting After DE IVF

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  1. Hey sas View entire thread - Dixiechic on Feb 12, 8:10 AM
    1. responded below! nt - sas on Feb 12, 1:26 PM
     
  2. Well, I think it's officially over View entire thread - Renata on Feb 11, 3:26 PM
    1. Well you did well to last so long - E&H on Feb 11, 4:24 PM
    2. Oh, Renata - Antonialisa on Feb 11, 5:57 PM
    3. So sorry - Leslie on Feb 11, 6:26 PM
    4. this was definitely the right thing - MomtoJP on Feb 11, 7:28 PM
    5. Renata - THK on Feb 11, 8:04 PM
    6. Thinking of you - FL Gal on Feb 11, 8:25 PM
    7. Think this is the right outcome for you - Maybelline on Feb 11, 8:58 PM
    8. Well, you know I understand - siggy on Feb 11, 9:26 PM
    9. I know it's hard now - thesameboat on Feb 11, 11:30 PM
    10. Renata - diaphanta on Feb 12, 2:29 AM
    11. (((Renata)))) - Dixiechic on Feb 12, 7:14 AM
    12. Renata - Leeba on Feb 12, 9:09 AM
    13. Renata - Kenny on Feb 12, 9:33 AM
    14. {{{Hugs}}} to you, Renata . . . - Maggie in VA on Feb 12, 9:56 AM
      1. Just to echo Maggie's thought - siggy on Feb 12, 5:06 PM
    15. (((Renata))) - sas on Feb 12, 1:33 PM
    16. Be gentle on yourself....m - Hope2009 on Feb 13, 12:09 AM
     
  3. A cheeky favour! View entire thread - diaphanta on Feb 11, 12:12 PM
    1. Done :) - Kenny on Feb 11, 1:19 PM
      1. Thank you honey! - diaphanta on Feb 11, 1:58 PM
    2. Done! - Leslie on Feb 11, 1:31 PM
      1. Thanks! - diaphanta on Feb 11, 1:58 PM
    3. done! great video! - finch9 on Feb 11, 2:57 PM
    4. voted! - keifel on Feb 11, 3:22 PM
    5. Done - Mrs. M on Feb 11, 5:27 PM
    6. You did great! - gr8tful1 on Feb 11, 6:56 PM
    7. Done - siggy on Feb 11, 9:28 PM
      1. Thank you all! - diaphanta on Feb 12, 2:24 AM
        1. I tried to vote twice LOL, but they shot me down ;) - Kenny on Feb 12, 9:34 AM
    8. Done - GulfGal on Feb 12, 4:20 AM
    9. Done! - Leeba on Feb 12, 5:56 AM
    10. Voted this morning - Dixiechic on Feb 12, 7:05 AM
    11. I voted! - Maybelline on Feb 12, 8:46 AM
    12. Done here too! - sas on Feb 12, 1:39 PM
    13. Done.... And a request back - Lauranz on Feb 12, 2:14 PM
      1. Sad to say.. - diaphanta on Feb 20, 1:07 PM
     
  4. RE: preeclampsia, pg, and later health risks View entire thread - Kenny on Feb 8, 11:41 AM
    1. Thanks Kenny- - Piper on Feb 8, 12:11 PM
      1. Oh Piper - Kenny on Feb 8, 12:46 PM
        1. used to it! - Piper on Feb 8, 5:17 PM
    2. Wow, and I had it 5 times - E&H on Feb 8, 4:47 PM
    3. migraines with aura here but no pre-e, thank God - thesameboat on Feb 8, 10:21 PM
      1. One thing to keep in mind, sameboat... - Kenny on Feb 9, 8:22 AM
        1. Thanks for that, Kenny. - thesameboat on Feb 9, 8:47 AM
    4. ugh... but not surprising - keifel on Feb 9, 11:10 AM
      1. I wonder what implication is when BP goes crazy during pregnancy - BlessedThistle on Feb 9, 12:08 PM
        1. I was wondering the same thing . . . - Maggie in VA on Feb 10, 7:06 AM
    5. I was warned - tHK on Feb 10, 1:47 AM
    6. Thanks Kenny.... - sas on Feb 10, 8:39 AM
    7. Thanks for this, Kenny - Ariadne on Feb 11, 6:32 AM
    8. Oh gosh. - divababy on Feb 23, 6:58 AM
     
  5. toilet training advice needed please PLeASE View entire thread - birdy1600 on Feb 8, 7:30 AM
    1. I had the easiest time - Liz on Feb 8, 7:51 AM
      1. Jonathan was like this with poop - BlessedThistle on Feb 8, 9:10 AM
    2. My lazy, no-stress potty training method - MW on Feb 8, 11:41 AM
      1. I really like this . . . - Maggie in VA on Feb 9, 11:10 AM
      2. I love it! - Thk on Feb 10, 4:44 AM
    3. What my pediatrician said - Kenny on Feb 8, 11:59 AM
      1. agree entirely! - Piper on Feb 8, 12:16 PM
    4. I agree they'll do it when they're ready... - Maya3 on Feb 8, 2:30 PM
    5. Aw, Birdy - Ariadne on Feb 8, 9:05 PM
    6. I had varying degrees of PT issues - Maybelline on Feb 8, 11:27 PM
    7. I agree with when they are ready - birdy1600 on Feb 9, 6:41 AM
      1. Why?? - FL Gal on Feb 9, 10:53 AM
        1. My kids could not go to preschool unless they would pee in the potty - BlessedThistle on Feb 9, 12:18 PM
        2. Yeah, lots of preschools want potty trained, and . . . - Maggie in VA on Feb 11, 7:58 AM
          1. Swim class - FL Gal on Feb 11, 8:18 PM
            1. Ditto here, birdy, can you find a different swim teacher? - Kenny on Feb 12, 9:38 AM
    8. Special time for him! - tHK on Feb 10, 1:54 AM
    9. No advice, just wanted to commisserate with you - Dixiechic on Feb 10, 7:20 AM
      1. Dixie & Birdy - what worked for us...sort of... - sas on Feb 10, 9:10 AM
        1. Thanks sas - Dixiechic on Feb 12, 8:10 AM
          1. potty seat - sas on Feb 12, 1:25 PM
     
  6. No tell moms View entire thread - Newbie on Feb 7, 4:43 PM
    1. Not no tell but with my kids... - BlessedThistle on Feb 7, 5:13 PM
    2. My take - Maybelline on Feb 7, 5:50 PM
    3. Re: No tell moms - Newbie on Feb 7, 5:57 PM
      1. My lazy version - siggy on Feb 7, 7:14 PM
    4. was it the book by Jennifer Weiner? - Piper on Feb 8, 10:41 AM
      1. Re: was it the book by Jennifer Weiner? - Newbie on Feb 9, 7:14 AM
    5. Re: No tell moms - green.elephant on Feb 8, 10:00 PM
    6. Just curious…. - green.elephant on Feb 9, 10:23 AM
      1. Re: Just curious…. - Newbie on Feb 10, 4:09 PM
        1. With the accessibility of 23andme and ancestry.com, I would never be no tell now - BlessedThistle on Feb 10, 5:10 PM
          1. 100% agree - MomtoJP on Feb 11, 12:17 PM
    7. Not "no tell", so hope it's ok I reply - Renata on Feb 11, 9:51 AM
    8. Re: No tell moms - Anonymous on Feb 11, 7:17 PM
    9. Telling is an evolution, and doesn't have to include the larger community - Leeba on Feb 12, 1:53 PM
     
  7. Margolis View entire thread - Ariadne on Feb 6, 8:01 PM
    1. Thanks Ariadne. I'm exhausted!!! - Margolis on Feb 7, 6:48 PM
      1. darling Margolis how bout - birdy1600 on Feb 8, 7:32 AM
      2. Well, there are 2 of us for the 2 (edited) - Ariadne on Feb 8, 9:38 PM
      3. making changes.... - sas on Feb 10, 9:14 AM
     
  8. Adenoids update plus other issue View entire thread - Ariadne on Feb 6, 7:54 PM
    1. My 14 year old just had her adenoids out - E&H on Feb 6, 8:40 PM
      1. Thanks, E&H - Ariadne on Feb 6, 8:54 PM
        1. P.S. - Ariadne on Feb 6, 9:03 PM
          1. Well its not easy - E&H on Feb 7, 5:01 AM
            1. It will get easier - Ariadne on Feb 8, 10:08 PM
    2. I hope it makes a world of difference for him! - thesameboat on Feb 7, 1:29 AM
      1. Thank you! - Ariadne on Feb 8, 10:01 PM
    3. Thanks for updating - Dixiechic on Feb 10, 7:24 AM
     
  9. Something so ordinary View entire thread - DE mom to twins on Feb 6, 7:04 PM
    1. :) - Ariadne on Feb 6, 7:43 PM
    2. I have those moments too! - Piper on Feb 7, 12:06 AM
    3. I love this post. - thesameboat on Feb 7, 1:28 AM
      1. Re: I love this post. - DE mom to twins on Feb 7, 4:46 AM
    4. My husband always says..... - PAH on Feb 7, 10:43 AM
    5. Yes, just an ordinary miracle....m - Hope2009 on Feb 10, 9:21 PM
     
  10. Private group forming View entire thread - Obie on Feb 6, 11:00 AM
    1. Re: Private group forming - Obie on Feb 9, 12:35 PM
     
  11. Julie - sent you another email : ) n/t View entire thread - Dixiechic on Feb 6, 6:51 AM
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  13. Kenny, I replied to the potty issue post below with some info for you n/t View entire thread - MW on Feb 5, 2:03 PM
    1. Thanks so much :) - Kenny on Feb 7, 8:20 PM
     
  14. Re: View entire thread - demomone on Feb 4, 7:22 PM
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  16. Anyone know of research on IVF and embryos splitting? View entire thread - Renata on Feb 4, 6:21 PM
    1. My understanding is it does. - PAH on Feb 5, 7:18 AM
      1. I think AH is a factor too - BlessedThistle on Feb 5, 7:58 AM
      2. I had read the same . . . - Maggie in VA on Feb 5, 8:15 AM
    2. Yes, especially any sort of biopsy procedure like ICSI, AH, biopsy for PGD - Kenny on Feb 6, 8:39 PM
     
  17. Anyone have a child with an ADHD diagnosis? Or think it is in your future? View entire thread - BlessedThistle on Feb 3, 8:39 AM
    1. He's only 4.6? - Renata on Feb 3, 9:31 AM
      1. I don't even want a diagnosis now, am just afraid we are heading that way - BlessedThistle on Feb 3, 9:43 AM
        1. Sounds exactly like one of my twins - Renata on Feb 3, 3:03 PM
          1. Yes, Jonathan hit one of his favorite teachers a couple of weeks ago - BlessedThistle on Feb 3, 4:28 PM
    2. Well, that's certainly one possibility for Bobby . . . - Maggie in VA on Feb 3, 11:22 AM
      1. One thing that works against my perception of Jonathan... - BlessedThistle on Feb 3, 11:41 AM
      2. Oh my Lord, YES!!!! - Renata on Feb 3, 3:07 PM
        1. Yeah, DH put locks on the inside doors . . . - Maggie in VA on Feb 4, 7:23 AM
        2. I installed hook and eye locks - Maybelline on Feb 4, 12:32 PM
      3. Magnesium . . . ETA - Maggie in VA on Feb 3, 8:37 PM
    3. Yeah - Anonymous on Feb 3, 5:07 PM
      1. I go through phases where I am very good at giving the fish oil and then I slack - BlessedThistle on Feb 3, 6:22 PM
    4. I am guessing DD1 - Kenny on Feb 3, 6:03 PM
    5. Yes - HollyPA on Feb 3, 7:15 PM
    6. So been there done that and have the t-shirt - DE mom to twins on Feb 3, 8:18 PM
      1. The preemie thing does scare me - BlessedThistle on Feb 3, 8:37 PM
      2. Reminds me of my DS - Maybelline on Feb 4, 8:47 AM
    7. I think DS has ADHD - Maybelline on Feb 4, 7:30 AM
    8. Private group? - Obie on Feb 4, 9:43 AM
      1. Was thinking the same; a few thoughts . . . - Maggie in VA on Feb 4, 10:18 AM
      2. I would be interested, NT - Maybelline on Feb 4, 12:47 PM
      3. I would - HollyPA on Feb 4, 3:09 PM
      4. Count me in - De mom to twins on Feb 4, 9:17 PM
      5. I would like this too - BlessedThistle on Feb 4, 10:22 PM
      6. I would be interested - Leslie on Feb 5, 6:19 AM
      7. Re: Private group - Obie on Feb 5, 1:49 PM
        1. Sent you an email - HollyPA on Feb 5, 4:49 PM
          1. ditto! nt - Maggie in VA on Feb 6, 7:35 AM
        2. I sent an email too, nt - Maybelline on Feb 5, 5:12 PM
          1. Yes, same - BlessedThistle on Feb 5, 9:49 PM
     
  18. uh...potty issues...tmi? View entire thread - gr8tful1 on Feb 1, 11:02 AM
    1. Had same issue with my dd - lkl on Feb 1, 12:35 PM
      1. thanks - gr8tful1 on Feb 1, 2:29 PM
    2. Hi Gra8ful.....m - Hope2009 on Feb 1, 11:34 PM
      1. Yes, Jonathan would not poop in the potty till 3 1/2 - BlessedThistle on Feb 2, 7:30 AM
    3. You want to nip this one in the bud, constipation can cause long term issues (TMI) - Kenny on Feb 2, 9:18 AM
    4. Here is my advice (I did not have time to read other posts) - futurebeauty on Feb 2, 1:02 PM
    5. No words of wisdom, just a shout out. - Margolis on Feb 3, 8:35 AM
    6. Wow...looks like we're not alone with the constipation - Renata on Feb 3, 9:39 AM
    7. Thanks!!! - gr8tful1 on Feb 3, 10:25 AM
    8. it's no accident - BroodyHen on Feb 3, 1:49 PM
      1. oh YES, such a good point re: pee accidents too! - Kenny on Feb 3, 5:57 PM
        1. I am sure you have considered this - BlessedThistle on Feb 3, 6:51 PM
          1. I think some kids just take longer to stay dry at night too, BT - Kenny on Feb 4, 11:05 AM
            1. Kenny... - siggy on Feb 6, 4:57 PM
        2. Barge to Kenny - MW on Feb 4, 8:47 PM
     
  19. Hey Julie View entire thread - Dixiechic on Jan 31, 2:19 PM
    1. 2 accounts - Julie on Jan 31, 10:36 PM
      1. So sorry about the loss of your FIL - Dixiechic on Feb 1, 6:42 AM
        1. Hey -- I am back - Julie on Feb 2, 4:59 PM
          1. Hey there - Dixiechic on Feb 3, 4:43 AM
            1. You've Got Mail n/t - Dixiechic on Feb 3, 10:38 AM
     
  20. Cold weather moms I need help. View entire thread - PAH on Jan 29, 1:09 PM
    1. Tough one, but... - Renata on Jan 29, 4:00 PM
    2. Yes I know how beneficial 20 minites of fresh air...m - Hope2009 on Jan 29, 7:56 PM
    3. Well, if it's dry, the little dude naps outside in his (covered) stroller - thesameboat on Jan 31, 10:10 AM
    4. Thanks for the ideas and encouragement. - PAH on Jan 31, 5:15 PM
      1. This is one of the reasons that I want to move out into the country....m - Hope2009 on Feb 1, 11:09 PM
     
  21. Day care fatigue -- not sure what to do. View entire thread - Maggie in VA on Jan 28, 1:37 PM
    1. Maggie... - Piper on Jan 28, 2:55 PM
    2. Sorry Maggie, not much help but ... - E&H on Jan 28, 11:30 PM
    3. it's a horrible cycle - tigger on Jan 29, 8:05 AM
      1. I think it would be worth a try. - PAH on Jan 29, 9:00 AM
      2. Thanks . . . - Maggie in VA on Jan 29, 10:00 AM
        1. We have the same dynamic. - PAH on Jan 29, 12:06 PM
          1. Jonathan has some self-regulation issues too - BlessedThistle on Jan 29, 12:14 PM
    4. Two rough days in a row -- thanks for feedback so far. - Maggie in VA on Jan 30, 9:48 AM
      1. Hang in there. Inch by inch you will get there. - PAH on Jan 31, 7:02 PM
     
  22. Rejoicing...found a house where my mother lives View entire thread - BlessedThistle on Jan 27, 4:41 PM
    1. I'm so thrilled for you, BT! - siggy on Jan 27, 6:16 PM
      1. It's 85 miles from here. The kids will be beyond thrilled because currently - BlessedThistle on Jan 27, 6:50 PM
        1. Yes, we are. - siggy on Jan 27, 7:09 PM
          1. Aww that is wonderful. I wish this house had just a little room for a playroom - BlessedThistle on Jan 27, 7:58 PM
    2. Wonderful news! - Renata on Jan 27, 8:13 PM
      1. Thank you!! it is a very basic but cute little house - BlessedThistle on Jan 28, 6:42 AM
    3. Yaaayyyy! - Maggie in VA on Jan 28, 7:45 AM
    4. Congratulations - Antonialisa on Jan 28, 8:03 AM
    5. very neat! - Piper on Jan 28, 9:08 AM
    6. Wonderful! - finch9 on Jan 28, 1:00 PM
    7. Awesome news! - PAH on Jan 29, 9:33 AM
     
  23. WWYD? Re: finances, house, job View entire thread - Renata on Jan 27, 1:18 PM
    1. How is the house as an asset? - Maggie in VA on Jan 27, 1:59 PM
      1. I think so - Renata on Jan 27, 2:57 PM
        1. Your comment about the judge - siggy on Jan 27, 6:36 PM
          1. I had met with an attorney - Renata on Jan 27, 8:12 PM
            1. it's easy for me to say this but if I could have some confidence that selling the house - BlessedThistle on Jan 27, 8:25 PM
              1. Not neglect, just stupidity - Renata on Jan 28, 9:28 AM
                1. Not feeding the kids isn't neglect? - Maggie in VA on Jan 28, 11:44 AM
                  1. ROFLMAO! - Renata on Jan 28, 3:26 PM
    2. Re: WWYD? Re: finances, house, job - FL Gal on Jan 27, 9:47 PM
    3. File for divorce - Lauranz on Jan 28, 12:07 AM
      1. Yeah, think that's about right . . . - Maggie in VA on Jan 28, 7:41 AM
        1. I know your're struggling, too - Renata on Jan 28, 9:20 AM
        2. Just want to amend my earlier comment - siggy on Jan 28, 9:23 AM
      2. I know you're right - Renata on Jan 28, 9:24 AM
      3. I think Maggie and Laura make very good points- - Piper on Jan 28, 9:26 AM
        1. Thanks so much - Renata on Jan 28, 9:31 AM
          1. OK! - Piper on Jan 28, 9:56 AM
            1. Yes, I tutor - Renata on Jan 28, 10:05 AM
              1. Hey me too! - BlessedThistle on Jan 28, 10:08 AM
    4. Would you stick with it longer if he got a job? - PAH on Jan 29, 9:39 AM
      1. Thank you! - Renata on Jan 29, 9:47 AM
      2. agreed - MomtoJP on Jan 29, 11:53 AM
        1. Great idea. - PAH on Jan 29, 12:11 PM
    5. where do you want to be in 1 year from now? - Antonialisa on Jan 30, 8:47 AM
      1. Thanks so much - Renata on Jan 30, 9:45 AM
     
  24. for Birdy. thought of you.... View entire thread - finch9 on Jan 26, 6:47 AM
    1. This is comforting to read - BlessedThistle on Jan 26, 8:10 AM
    2. The kind of friend we all need (I nominate a young friend of mine) - Renata on Jan 27, 9:54 AM
     
  25. (OT) for Aussies not at home today View entire thread - THK on Jan 25, 9:03 PM
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  27. Shocked that IF can STILL impact me (OE kid ment) View entire thread - Renata on Jan 25, 10:01 AM
    1. Easier said than done - FL Gal on Jan 25, 10:26 AM
    2. Yup, Been there (visiting from yellow board) - futurebeauty on Jan 25, 4:41 PM
    3. Renata, {{{hugs}}}, and I can only say - Maggie in VA on Jan 25, 9:41 PM
    4. Dear Renata and other buds, some thoughts....m - Hope2009 on Jan 28, 9:42 PM
     
  28. update on intrusion of "friend" View entire thread - birdy1600 on Jan 24, 10:01 AM
    1. Needs to learn to curb her tongue - Leeba on Jan 24, 11:33 AM
    2. I think they are weird - E&H on Jan 24, 4:29 PM
    3. stay tuned - birdy1600 on Jan 24, 5:37 PM
      1. Birdy, if I may, a few thoughts and a great book suggestion...m - Hope2009 on Jan 24, 11:20 PM
    4. I too wanted to say - FL Gal on Jan 25, 10:24 AM
      1. Sweet FlGal - birdy1600 on Jan 25, 5:35 PM
    5. oh and she BLABBED - birdy1600 on Jan 25, 5:32 PM
      1. tell them your 'real' age Birdy - THK on Jan 25, 8:55 PM
      2. I am the opposite. I'd hate people to think "she's looking pretty ragged for 40" than - BlessedThistle on Jan 26, 8:03 AM
      3. Well since I was 50 I tell people my age - E&H on Jan 27, 1:30 AM
    6. tell her this Birdy hehe - THK on Jan 25, 8:51 PM
     
  29. off topic best weight loss pill besides speed? View entire thread - birdy1600 on Jan 24, 7:52 AM
    1. Have you tried Advocare? - Leslie on Jan 24, 11:06 AM
    2. OK, Had to say this ….. - E&H on Jan 24, 4:34 PM
     
  30. I'm still so fricking mad View entire thread - birdy1600 on Jan 23, 4:48 PM
    1. Re: I'm still so fricking mad - FL Gal on Jan 23, 10:36 PM
     
  31. off topic slightly adoption question View entire thread - birdy1600 on Jan 23, 2:32 PM
    1. Hmmmm - Renata on Jan 23, 4:15 PM
     
  32. curled toes, anyone? View entire thread - thesameboat on Jan 23, 1:28 PM
    1. Funny you should mention this - Leeba on Jan 24, 8:58 AM
      1. Oh, I hadn't thought of it causing problems - thesameboat on Jan 24, 9:47 AM
     
  33. i finally make some friends and then they judge me View entire thread - birdy1600 on Jan 22, 8:20 PM
    1. Re: i finally make some friends and then they judge me - FL Gal on Jan 22, 8:37 PM
    2. Dear Birdy. - tHK on Jan 22, 9:46 PM
    3. It's very hard - siggy on Jan 22, 10:51 PM
    4. I'm angry for you! - Maybelline on Jan 22, 11:33 PM
    5. Hi Birdy - E&H on Jan 23, 1:38 AM
    6. Re: i finally make some friends and then they judge me - finch9 on Jan 23, 5:38 AM
    7. the house was (more of story) - birdy1600 on Jan 23, 5:43 AM
      1. She is TOTALLY out of line - Aufrecht on Jan 23, 9:53 AM
      2. I think the answer is that you didn't make a new friend. - Maggie in VA on Jan 23, 11:01 AM
      3. Are you Serious? - E&H on Jan 23, 4:31 PM
      4. unbelievable - finch9 on Jan 23, 7:17 PM
    8. 2 weeks alone with my kids and you wouldn't be able to see my floor! - thesameboat on Jan 23, 12:05 PM
      1. the only reward is - birdy1600 on Jan 23, 12:33 PM
        1. Maggie's right - FL Gal on Jan 23, 10:33 PM
     
  34. Moved in, happy View entire thread - siggy on Jan 22, 4:25 PM
    1. Great news , Siggy! - LizLA on Jan 22, 5:02 PM
      1. Thanks, Liz - siggy on Jan 22, 5:08 PM
    2. So glad to hear (and a bit about sleeping with kids!) - Renata on Jan 22, 6:06 PM
      1. Renata, I totally agree - siggy on Jan 22, 6:27 PM
    3. So glad you are finding peace . . . - Maggie in VA on Jan 22, 9:10 PM
      1. Great article! - Renata on Jan 23, 9:58 AM
    4. Men are so stupid - tHK on Jan 22, 9:56 PM
    5. Oh Siggy, I'm so happy to hear that you are settling...m - Hope2009 on Jan 22, 10:51 PM
    6. Good on you Sheila - E&H on Jan 23, 1:42 AM
    7. getting settled is good! - Julie on Jan 23, 5:34 AM
    8. That's Wonderful to Hear - ks on Jan 23, 9:11 AM
    9. So glad to hear from you... - sas on Jan 23, 11:24 AM
    10. I'm so glad you posted - thesameboat on Jan 23, 12:01 PM
    11. This is wonderful news, siggy - Kenny on Jan 23, 12:44 PM
      1. Oh, thanks so much to all of you - siggy on Jan 24, 7:26 AM
     
  35. Would you believe we have been matched with an expectant mom? (adoption ment) View entire thread - Julie on Jan 22, 11:34 AM
    1. OMG, wonderful news! - finch9 on Jan 22, 2:01 PM
    2. Wow! - MM on Jan 22, 2:52 PM
    3. Thrilled for you - siggy on Jan 22, 4:09 PM
    4. Wonderful - tHK on Jan 22, 9:48 PM
    5. Wonderful news Julie....m - Hope2009 on Jan 22, 10:55 PM
    6. Fabulous news - E&H on Jan 23, 1:43 AM
    7. Fantastic! - ks on Jan 23, 9:13 AM
    8. SOO exciting cycle-buddy! - sas on Jan 23, 11:26 AM
    9. Just thrilled to pieces for you, Julie! - Kenny on Jan 23, 12:36 PM
    10. Oh my goodness! - Antonialisa on Jan 24, 6:30 AM
    11. That is exciting! - Leeba on Jan 24, 8:52 AM
    12. How exciting!! - Mrs. M on Jan 24, 1:28 PM
    13. Congrats- chimming in late! - HollyPA on Jan 25, 2:27 PM
      1. big issue is home study! - Julie on Jan 26, 4:31 AM
        1. Don't worry about Home Study - HollyPa on Jan 28, 7:10 AM
     
  36. I'm not around much at the moment but I'm having hell with my twins View entire thread - E&H on Jan 22, 2:59 AM
    1. (((HUGS))) - Maybelline on Jan 22, 7:18 AM
    2. Is separate classes a possibility? - BlessedThistle on Jan 22, 7:25 AM
    3. Yup. It never ends with my twins. - Kenny on Jan 22, 7:30 AM
      1. Well Kenny mine and yours are obviously related somehow - E&H on Jan 22, 3:42 PM
        1. Re: Well Kenny mine and yours are obviously related somehow - FL Gal on Jan 22, 9:24 PM
        2. Oh No! - ks on Jan 23, 9:17 AM
    4. Oh mama, I feel your pain - Renata on Jan 22, 10:07 AM
      1. I have a great one called something like Raising Emotionally Healthy Twins - BlessedThistle on Jan 22, 1:00 PM
      2. Thanks Renata - E&H on Jan 22, 3:44 PM
    5. special time - tigger on Jan 22, 6:17 PM
    6. Magic 123 - tHK on Jan 22, 10:10 PM
      1. Double post sorry. Nt - tHK on Jan 22, 10:15 PM
    7. You have your hands full.....m - Hope2009 on Jan 22, 11:14 PM
    8. Sugar is probably not your issue . . . - Maggie in VA on Jan 23, 7:46 AM
    9. Twin strategy - Aufrecht on Jan 23, 9:59 AM
      1. I had to laugh at baby jail - E&H on Jan 23, 4:34 PM
     
  37. Nervous. My baby starts all day daycare tomorrow. View entire thread - Margolis on Jan 20, 8:49 PM
    1. Awwww . . . - Maggie in VA on Jan 21, 7:53 AM
      1. Thanks - Margolis on Jan 21, 9:30 AM
        1. Hardest on Moms! - ks on Jan 21, 1:20 PM
    2. I understand - Renata on Jan 21, 9:50 AM
    3. He will make so many friends - thesameboat on Jan 21, 10:58 AM
    4. (((awww))) - sas on Jan 21, 12:53 PM
    5. I'm guessing this will be harder for you than for him - Leeba on Jan 21, 1:43 PM
    6. Margolis - demomone on Jan 21, 7:06 PM
     
  38. Can we do a "where are they now?" thread? View entire thread - BlessedThistle on Jan 20, 6:29 PM
    1. There is a bunch I'd like to hear how they are doing. - Margolis on Jan 20, 8:40 PM
      1. hello! - AJ on Jan 21, 10:41 AM
        1. Good luck, AJ! nt - thesameboat on Jan 21, 10:53 AM
        2. Wonderful! - ks on Jan 21, 1:14 PM
    2. I hear from Kay from time to time - thesameboat on Jan 21, 10:54 AM
    3. Yes, I wish they would check in once/year for those of us who miss them! - Leeba on Jan 21, 12:08 PM
     
  39. For those with OE and DE children View entire thread - Newbie on Jan 20, 6:19 PM
    1. Chiming in - Renata on Jan 20, 7:10 PM
    2. Deleted - Hope2009 on Jan 20, 11:07 PM
    3. The BEST thing I ever did was decide to complete our family using DE's...m - Hope2009 on Jan 20, 11:36 PM
      1. I knew you'd have a great response! - Renata on Jan 21, 9:48 AM
        1. I'm so glad that you loved that prayer and shared it.....m - Hope2009 on Jan 21, 11:00 AM
    4. Re: For those with OE and DE children - Newbie on Jan 21, 5:21 PM
    5. Not quite the same but . . - Julie on Jan 23, 5:50 AM
     
  40. Poll: How is your memory and cognition post-kids? View entire thread - Renata on Jan 20, 10:35 AM
    1. Going on Atenolol to address anxiety was a huge, huge help - BlessedThistle on Jan 20, 10:50 AM
    2. Signed on to Lumosity . . . - Maggie in VA on Jan 20, 4:07 PM
      1. It makes me feel like an idiot! - Renata on Jan 20, 7:11 PM
    3. Renata! - Thk on Jan 20, 10:57 PM
    4. Well, I think for me it's lack of uninterupted sleep - thesameboat on Jan 21, 6:31 AM
    5. Renata...oh my goodness, this is my life!!! - Veesha on Jan 21, 7:53 AM
    6. ugh - gr8tful1 on Jan 21, 10:00 AM
      1. I understand not liking your responses - Renata on Jan 21, 11:28 AM
    7. Yes, Renata, this is why my heart is telling me to sell...m - Hope2009 on Jan 21, 11:17 AM
      1. Wonderful! - Renata on Jan 21, 11:30 AM
      2. Big step! - Leeba on Jan 21, 1:46 PM
    8. Oh yes, noticeable decline - Leeba on Jan 21, 1:40 PM
     
  41. Any brand or type of socks more agreeable to "sensitive" child? View entire thread - Leeba on Jan 18, 6:14 PM
    1. Look at Jefferies on Amazon - BlessedThistle on Jan 18, 9:38 PM
      1. Wow! Reading reviews, I didn't know so many kids had sock wars in the morning - Leeba on Jan 19, 1:07 PM
        1. We all have sensory quirks . . . - Maggie in VA on Jan 19, 9:19 PM
    2. try inside out - keifel on Jan 19, 1:02 PM
      1. Thank you, good idea. That would solve half the problems - Leeba on Jan 19, 1:09 PM
    3. 100% cotton socks - Thk on Jan 20, 6:56 AM
     
  42. Bf-ing on the way out - any tips? View entire thread - finch9 on Jan 18, 1:51 PM
    1. My experience - Jen in TN on Jan 18, 4:18 PM
      1. Thanks, Jen! - finch9 on Jan 21, 3:54 PM
    2. Google "weaning ceremonies or rituals" - Leeba on Jan 18, 6:05 PM
      1. Duh, why didn't I think of that?:) - finch9 on Jan 22, 1:57 PM
    3. no advice but I wish you luck - thesameboat on Jan 18, 10:47 PM
      1. Thanks, sameboat! - finch9 on Jan 22, 2:02 PM
    4. I Cried... - ks on Jan 19, 4:54 AM
      1. Good to hear... - finch9 on Jan 22, 2:08 PM
    5. Sympathize - Antonialisa on Jan 19, 6:36 PM
    6. I am teary just remembering it! - buttercreme on Jan 20, 12:04 PM
    7. Okay, you said you were crying as you posted your note...m - Hope2009 on Jan 21, 1:11 AM
     
  43. Siggy, THK, Birdy and all others struggling... View entire thread - Renata on Jan 18, 11:19 AM
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