Pregnancy and Parenting After DE IVF

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  1. Coming back to pose a question re: DD View entire thread - Renata on Sep 4, 11:26 PM
    1. I'd let her - thesameboat on Sep 5, 10:06 AM
    2. Agree with you and sameboat, and I'd leave it up to her - Kenny on Sep 5, 4:40 PM
    3. I'd do it too - Jen in TN on Sep 5, 5:56 PM
    4. Re: Coming back to pose a question re: DD - Antonialisa on Sep 5, 9:03 PM
    5. I would let her as well. - PAH on Sep 6, 7:57 AM
    6. Thanks Ladies! Group reply. - Renata on Sep 6, 10:12 AM
     
  2. (OT) loss of smell and taste after flu View entire thread - THK on Sep 4, 10:55 PM
    1. I have lost sense of taste - Renata on Sep 5, 9:32 AM
      1. Had flu about two weeks ago - THK on Sep 5, 8:24 PM
    2. This happened to me a few years ago... - Kenny on Sep 7, 1:08 PM
     
  3. IVIG and intralipids advice needed for a friend View entire thread - THK on Sep 4, 10:36 PM
    1. Re: IVIG and intralipids advice needed for a friend - DeeinNYC on Sep 4, 10:51 PM
      1. thankyou Dee - THK on Sep 4, 11:00 PM
    2. used intralipids for last 3 cycles - Christine on Sep 8, 8:43 AM
     
  4. when is it time to say buh bye to bouncerseat and swing? View entire thread - birdy1600 on Sep 4, 3:02 PM
    1. If she doesn't like them - FL Gal on Sep 4, 4:01 PM
    2. If she's sitting up AND hates them... - Kenny on Sep 4, 4:16 PM
    3. I think... - Jen in TN on Sep 4, 7:57 PM
    4. Chuck 'em if you want! - Christine on Sep 4, 9:13 PM
     
  5. kind of off topic but not really: adoption rabbit hole View entire thread - birdy1600 on Sep 4, 1:46 PM
    1. No, I really put it aside - BlessedThistle on Sep 4, 2:18 PM
    2. We looked into - FL Gal on Sep 4, 4:00 PM
    3. I explored very briefly... - Maya3 on Sep 4, 6:56 PM
    4. Looked into an agency about 2 years ago - Christine on Sep 4, 10:10 PM
    5. Funny this topic came up now . . . - Maggie in VA on Sep 5, 1:21 PM
    6. An oldie coming back ...adoption - Nikki on Sep 7, 2:27 AM
     
  6. Ladies, thanks so much for all your help . . . View entire thread - Maggie in VA on Sep 4, 1:43 PM
    1. dang I haven't checked my email yet - birdy1600 on Sep 4, 1:49 PM
     
  7. I think the first day of preschool was a success... View entire thread - Maya3 on Sep 3, 8:54 PM
    1. wahahaha 'good choice' ahahah - THK on Sep 3, 10:11 PM
    2. Precious! - thesameboat on Sep 3, 10:19 PM
    3. Sounds great, all things considered! - Jen in TN on Sep 4, 1:16 PM
    4. Piper is a hoot. - PAH on Sep 6, 7:58 AM
     
  8. After 5 1/2 yrs....I finally disclosed the DE to my parents.... View entire thread - Miracle_Granted on Sep 3, 4:50 PM
    1. Oh sweetie, SO glad to hear this - Kenny on Sep 3, 5:08 PM
    2. wonderful! - Jen in TN on Sep 3, 5:50 PM
    3. lovely... - gr8tful1 on Sep 3, 6:43 PM
    4. Fantastic!! - DeeinNYC on Sep 3, 9:28 PM
    5. excellent - THK on Sep 3, 10:09 PM
    6. I think I love your parents - thesameboat on Sep 3, 10:15 PM
    7. Had to come back to the board for this - Renata on Sep 4, 6:23 AM
    8. I'm so happy for you! - Maya3 on Sep 4, 6:32 AM
    9. This is WONDERFUL!! - Piper on Sep 4, 6:53 AM
    10. Was so happy to read this! - Maggie in VA on Sep 4, 11:42 AM
    11. Wonderful! - Maybelline on Sep 4, 12:44 PM
    12. So happy to read this! n/t - Christine on Sep 4, 1:36 PM
      1. Thank you everyone... - Miracle_Granted on Sep 4, 6:45 PM
        1. Wow! So glad to hear this - Leeba on Sep 11, 2:35 AM
    13. I love this story - E&H on Sep 5, 2:26 AM
      1. I love this story too....:) n/t - AnnaLV on Sep 10, 8:58 AM
    14. That's so wonderful - Crazy lady on Sep 6, 5:03 PM
     
  9. Be Very Grateful View entire thread - DeeinNYC on Sep 3, 11:49 AM
    1. Amen. And thanks for the reminder. - thesameboat on Sep 3, 12:33 PM
      1. Re: Amen. And thanks for the reminder. - DeeinNYC on Sep 3, 9:17 PM
    2. So true...thank you. - sugar on Sep 3, 2:02 PM
      1. Re: So true...thank you. - mary on Sep 3, 3:48 PM
        1. Re: So true...thank you. - DeeinNYC on Sep 3, 9:24 PM
      2. Sugar-Re: So true...thank you. - DeeinNYC on Sep 3, 9:22 PM
    3. I really needed this post thanks Dee - THK on Sep 3, 10:14 PM
    4. You are so right! - Piper on Sep 4, 6:55 AM
    5. A good reminder. - Maggie in VA on Sep 4, 7:58 AM
    6. Well said, mama! - Christine on Sep 4, 1:43 PM
    7. Absolutely (late term losses ment) - Kenny on Sep 4, 4:25 PM
    8. THK, Piper, Maggie, Christine and Kenny...Thanks. - DeeinNYC on Sep 4, 10:58 PM
     
  10. What would you do? View entire thread - PAH on Sep 2, 9:07 AM
    1. I don't really know - thesameboat on Sep 2, 10:49 AM
    2. it is great - gr8tful1 on Sep 2, 12:28 PM
    3. I am shocked... - Dee S. on Sep 2, 3:48 PM
      1. Dee, you are absolutely right. - thesameboat on Sep 2, 11:08 PM
    4. duplicate - Dee S. on Sep 2, 3:49 PM
    5. I understand you wanting to call him by his given name but - E&H on Sep 2, 4:34 PM
    6. Is that your nick name? - THK on Sep 2, 9:23 PM
    7. Don't assume too much . . . - Maggie in VA on Sep 3, 7:13 AM
     
  11. Seeking creative Halloween costume ideas View entire thread - Christine on Aug 31, 1:31 PM
    1. No ideas, but.... - Margolis on Sep 1, 7:14 PM
      1. I know! - Christine on Sep 2, 3:54 PM
    2. No ideas, but.... - Margolis on Sep 1, 7:14 PM
    3. Pinterest - PAH on Sep 2, 8:28 AM
      1. I've been avoiding Pinterest - Christine on Sep 2, 3:56 PM
    4. I wonder how many lost hours of productivity..... - PAH on Sep 6, 8:00 AM
     
  12. Update View entire thread - LadyMagoo on Aug 31, 9:56 AM
    1. Thanks for updating us . . . so good to hear! - Maggie in VA on Aug 31, 12:48 PM
    2. I've been thinking about you! - keifel on Aug 31, 5:12 PM
    3. Thanks for update - gr8tful1 on Sep 1, 11:50 AM
    4. Thanks for the update. - Margolis on Sep 1, 7:16 PM
    5. Thanks, glad to hear! - Jen in TN on Sep 2, 8:09 PM
     
  13. questions about sleeping View entire thread - jmassage on Aug 31, 4:16 AM
    1. swaddling? - Jen in TN on Aug 31, 6:16 AM
      1. Oh yes, tried swaddling - jmassage on Aug 31, 6:58 AM
        1. Similar experience here - Christine on Aug 31, 1:11 PM
    2. a couple of ideas - Antonialisa on Aug 31, 9:26 PM
      1. One more idea - Antonialisa on Sep 2, 12:59 PM
    3. Hang in there! - PAH on Sep 2, 8:35 AM
     
  14. kinda fun question when your opp. sex kids share bathroom View entire thread - birdy1600 on Aug 30, 7:19 PM
    1. I have never done anything in the bathroom for kids - E&H on Aug 30, 8:59 PM
    2. I am planning to redo mine so your question challenged me - BlessedThistle on Aug 30, 10:27 PM
    3. I have small framed Se*ndak prints from In the Night Kitchen... - Kenny on Aug 31, 9:20 AM
     
  15. Anyone have experience with online babysitter finders? View entire thread - Finch9 on Aug 30, 2:42 PM
    1. I just started using them - Christine on Aug 30, 3:51 PM
      1. Thanks! - Finch9 on Aug 31, 9:02 AM
        1. I think access to background checks depends on which package membership - Christine on Aug 31, 1:14 PM
          1. Great, thanks! n/t - Finch9 on Sep 1, 6:39 AM
    2. Re: Anyone have experience with online babysitter finders? - gr8tful1 on Aug 30, 8:10 PM
      1. Oh, that's great! - Finch9 on Aug 31, 9:04 AM
    3. Just found a pretty good sitter through sit*tercity dot com - Kenny on Aug 31, 9:24 AM
      1. Great, thanks for sharing that! - Finch9 on Sep 1, 6:43 AM
    4. I would avoid care.com... - Maya3 on Sep 4, 8:11 PM
      1. Omg, thanks for the heads up - Finch9 on Sep 10, 3:13 PM
    5. I found our babysitter on sittercity.com... - AnnaLV on Sep 10, 9:02 AM
      1. Great, thx! - Finch9 on Sep 10, 3:19 PM
     
  16. Oh cripes....hand foot and mouth anyone? View entire thread - Lauranz on Aug 29, 9:32 PM
    1. Oh dear, so sorry - Leeba on Aug 29, 11:37 PM
      1. Thanks Leeba - Lauranz on Aug 30, 1:53 AM
    2. I'm sorry - LadyMagoo on Aug 30, 3:05 AM
      1. Thanks.... And what - Lauranz on Aug 30, 3:19 AM
        1. it is... - Maybelline on Aug 30, 9:07 AM
    3. Oh, - FL Gal on Aug 30, 6:58 AM
    4. Magic Mouthwash - Maybelline on Aug 30, 9:01 AM
     
  17. books for embryo donation (oe baby mentioned) View entire thread - SaraD on Aug 29, 2:57 PM
    1. Hi, Sara . . . - Maggie in VA on Aug 30, 7:03 AM
      1. Thanks Maggie - SaraD on Aug 31, 2:50 PM
     
  18. Had to post this funny pic View entire thread - KellyCA on Aug 29, 9:21 AM
    1. LOL, she looks like one of those big dolls - E&H on Aug 29, 9:48 AM
    2. Too funny!!! - Maybelline on Aug 29, 10:44 AM
    3. GD is 5 mos?! - Maggie in VA on Aug 29, 1:41 PM
    4. HaHa - FL Gal on Aug 29, 7:53 PM
    5. Definitely smile-worthy! - Leeba on Aug 29, 11:40 PM
    6. Yes, breastfeeding blissfully - KellyCA on Aug 30, 4:27 PM
    7. thanks for sharing - Crazy lady on Sep 6, 5:08 PM
     
  19. bedtime advice needed OH HELP View entire thread - birdy1600 on Aug 29, 8:05 AM
    1. sometimes a struggle here too - Aufrecht on Aug 29, 10:34 AM
    2. Prayers sent - thesameboat on Aug 29, 1:17 PM
      1. Purely defensive - Anonymous on Aug 29, 1:32 PM
        1. I guess I'll just have to drive around the block a few more times. nt - thesameboat on Aug 29, 11:01 PM
    3. Lurker here - SaraD on Aug 29, 2:52 PM
    4. Wish I had some advice - Jen in TN on Aug 29, 6:01 PM
    5. Know that must be rough . . . - Maggie in VA on Aug 30, 7:50 AM
    6. Get a solid routine and stick to it... - Dee S. on Sep 2, 3:58 PM
    7. Way we did it at those ages - Kenny on Sep 3, 11:09 AM
     
  20. Another potty training post, questions View entire thread - Dixiechic on Aug 28, 12:41 PM
    1. My experience - MW on Aug 28, 4:08 PM
    2. What I did - E&H on Aug 28, 6:48 PM
    3. What's I would do - Maybelline on Aug 28, 9:37 PM
     
  21. Shayrose and Shay!!! View entire thread - Dixiechic on Aug 28, 12:17 PM
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  23. My first miracle turns 6 today (pic enc) View entire thread - Leslie on Aug 28, 6:55 AM
    1. She's beautiful. - Margolis on Aug 28, 7:41 AM
    2. Oh wow - Dixiechic on Aug 28, 12:01 PM
    3. How lovely! - Maggie in VA on Aug 28, 1:21 PM
    4. Wow! - KellyCA on Aug 28, 6:05 PM
    5. Gorgeous little girl with a beautiful happy smile - E&H on Aug 28, 6:39 PM
    6. Sweet,,, - Maybelline on Aug 28, 9:55 PM
    7. What a gorgeous girl! - thesameboat on Aug 29, 1:03 PM
    8. Thanks everyone! - Leslie on Aug 29, 6:01 PM
    9. Missed it, darn! - Leeba on Aug 29, 11:39 PM
     
  24. Hi, would any of you be willing to correspond privately? View entire thread - Maggie in VA on Aug 27, 9:03 AM
    1. I can't get email to work.........email me - karen on Aug 27, 11:07 AM
    2. done nt - thesameboat on Aug 27, 11:42 AM
    3. Re: Hi, would any of you be willing to correspond privately? - Antonialisa on Aug 27, 11:56 AM
    4. Many thanks, ladies. - Maggie in VA on Aug 28, 8:20 AM
    5. you can contact me... - Andrea on Aug 29, 6:08 AM
    6. you can contact me... - Andrea on Aug 29, 6:08 AM
    7. totally write me - birdy1600 on Aug 29, 8:06 AM
    8. Re: Hi, would any of you be willing to correspond privately? - Beachbaby on Sep 2, 11:42 AM
     
  25. Anotomy Scan at 22 weeks View entire thread - anonfornow1 on Aug 26, 11:51 PM
    1. Re: Anotomy Scan at 22 weeks - green.elephant on Aug 27, 6:46 AM
    2. Well, my kids were born at 25w6d so I got to see their early growth pattern - BlessedThistle on Aug 27, 7:00 AM
    3. I would just let it go for now. - Maggie in VA on Aug 27, 8:58 AM
      1. Agreed - just eat healthy food and take your vitamins - Christine on Aug 27, 7:58 PM
        1. Re: Agreed - just eat healthy food and take your vitamins - mary on Aug 28, 11:41 AM
     
  26. If it's been a while since you weaned, do you still have any milk? View entire thread - BlessedThistle on Aug 26, 6:12 PM
    1. Ooh-- I hope my milk lasts for long after weaning. - Margolis on Aug 26, 8:21 PM
    2. No - Maybelline on Aug 26, 8:54 PM
    3. I don't think you should usually be able to - thesameboat on Aug 27, 11:37 AM
      1. I think I could make some seriously good qulaity preemie milk - BlessedThistle on Aug 27, 2:15 PM
     
  27. LadyMagoo, how're things going? View entire thread - Lauranz on Aug 26, 5:30 PM
    1. [barge] Me too - Jen in TN on Aug 26, 7:55 PM
    2. Update - LadyMagoo on Aug 26, 8:29 PM
      1. Hugs. LM - Margolis on Aug 26, 10:24 PM
      2. Will pray for you - THK on Aug 28, 7:58 AM
      3. Hugs and prayers - Jen in TN on Aug 28, 8:02 PM
     
  28. Ouch. Just left DD2 at preschool for the first time :( View entire thread - Kenny on Aug 26, 10:25 AM
    1. Ah, sweet Kenny - thesameboat on Aug 26, 1:35 PM
    2. Hugs! - Jen in TN on Aug 26, 4:06 PM
    3. Hugs Kenny. - Margolis on Aug 26, 4:43 PM
    4. On sweetie I so feel for you... - Lauranz on Aug 26, 4:52 PM
    5. (()) - sas on Aug 26, 6:02 PM
    6. Hoping today is better - Dixiechic on Aug 28, 11:36 AM
      1. Thank you all! Crazy week, just crazy... - Kenny on Aug 28, 1:16 PM
        1. Thinking of you - Leeba on Aug 29, 11:45 PM
          1. Thanks so much Leeba... - Kenny on Aug 30, 12:11 PM
     
  29. Tried to have the "Talk" again View entire thread - Obie on Aug 25, 11:50 PM
    1. Hear that . . . - Maggie in VA on Aug 26, 8:35 AM
    2. I think you are doing a great job - Kenny on Aug 26, 11:25 AM
    3. I honestly don't know what is right - Maybelline on Aug 26, 9:17 PM
      1. You have a rare gift, Maybelline - thesameboat on Aug 27, 12:52 PM
        1. Ahhh, thanks! :) - Maybelline on Aug 28, 6:54 PM
     
  30. Need Advice re Plagiocephaly (flat head), Fisher Price Rock n Plays, and Sleeping View entire thread - Finch9 on Aug 25, 4:10 PM
    1. Re: Need Advice re Plagiocephaly (flat head), Fisher Price Rock n Plays, and Sleeping - green.elephant on Aug 25, 9:36 PM
      1. OMG, thanks! - Finch9 on Aug 26, 6:50 PM
        1. Re: OMG, thanks! - Anonymous on Aug 26, 10:21 PM
          1. Yes, we have an appt - Finch9 on Aug 30, 1:27 AM
    2. All babies hate sleeping flat on their backs . . . - Maggie in VA on Aug 26, 8:44 AM
      1. that's a great link, thanks. - Finch9 on Aug 26, 7:03 PM
    3. rock n play here, too - scuba on Aug 26, 12:45 PM
      1. Thanks! - Finch9 on Aug 26, 7:12 PM
    4. Check out Nature's Sway hammocks - Lauranz on Aug 26, 5:28 PM
      1. Thanks, Laura! - Finch9 on Aug 26, 7:15 PM
    5. My DS loved sleeping in the RNP - Dixiechic on Aug 28, 11:23 AM
      1. Glad you had success with it! - Finch9 on Aug 30, 1:26 AM
     
  31. Oo grandma comment but me not crying in my Cornflakes! View entire thread - tHK on Aug 25, 1:13 AM
    1. Hasn't happened to me (yet) - Christine on Aug 25, 11:14 AM
    2. My friend got the comment last week (her OE kids mentioned) - thesameboat on Aug 25, 11:29 AM
    3. Always surprised when not called grandma - gr8tful1 on Aug 25, 12:39 PM
    4. Yep! - Maybelline on Aug 25, 2:18 PM
      1. hahahaha! - thesameboat on Aug 25, 11:15 PM
    5. So, here's what I think... - Maya3 on Aug 31, 4:15 AM
    6. just smiling - Crazy lady on Sep 6, 5:12 PM
    7. I often get the "Are they yours?" comment... - AnnaLV on Sep 10, 9:10 AM
     
  32. Well about blimmin time... Lower cost Ivf for developing countries View entire thread - Lauranz on Aug 25, 12:50 AM
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  34. Preemie feeding issues: bile in residuals View entire thread - LadyMagoo on Aug 24, 2:39 PM
    1. Newborns and stool colors and consistencies - tHK on Aug 25, 12:55 AM
    2. Re: Preemie feeding issues: bile in residuals - DE Mom to twins on Aug 25, 1:05 PM
    3. I wish I could help - BlessedThistle on Aug 25, 4:03 PM
      1. Maybe this FB group can help? - BlessedThistle on Aug 25, 4:17 PM
     
  35. in laws frickin nuts and now we are ready for loony bin View entire thread - birdy1600 on Aug 24, 6:43 AM
    1. It is HARD to be in close quarters with in-laws. - thesameboat on Aug 24, 6:58 AM
    2. I'm so sorry - FL Gal on Aug 24, 9:35 AM
    3. Sincere sympathy on many levels :) - PAH on Aug 24, 8:34 PM
    4. You are a saint Birdy - tHK on Aug 25, 1:19 AM
      1. thanks every one - birdy1600 on Aug 25, 6:19 PM
     
  36. about adoption; where can I spread the word View entire thread - birdy1600 on Aug 24, 6:17 AM
    1. Birdy... ***warning...sad stories mentioned - Maybelline on Aug 24, 10:17 AM
     
  37. Wow, just, wow - Salon.com story about egg/sperm donation (cross-post) View entire thread - Christine on Aug 23, 9:36 PM
    1. It didn't seem so bad to me. - thesameboat on Aug 24, 12:15 AM
      1. Yeah, seems more focused on . . . - Maggie in VA on Aug 24, 7:14 AM
        1. It makes sense to expect more from sperm donors academically - BlessedThistle on Aug 24, 8:46 AM
      2. Not really upset, more annoyed - Christine on Aug 25, 8:31 AM
        1. Well, but they are . . . - Maggie in VA on Aug 26, 6:44 AM
          1. Great points! - Christine on Aug 26, 9:47 AM
    2. want to read this - birdy1600 on Aug 24, 6:44 AM
      1. Yeah, I might want to read the book too... - Christine on Aug 25, 8:45 AM
     
  38. Eighteen years ago today, my children were conceived! View entire thread - BlessedThistle on Aug 23, 8:14 PM
    1. Amazing, isn't it? - thesameboat on Aug 24, 12:16 AM
    2. Wow! - Maybelline on Aug 24, 10:28 AM
    3. Very cool, - PAH on Aug 24, 8:36 PM
    4. love it... - gr8tful1 on Aug 25, 12:46 PM
     
  39. Resurfacing with a kindergarten question View entire thread - Anonymous on Aug 23, 10:49 AM
    1. No advice. But good to see you. - Margolis on Aug 23, 11:04 AM
      1. Thanks back! - Funintheskies on Aug 23, 3:58 PM
    2. Honestly I would not miss it, especially if it's a new school - Kenny on Aug 23, 3:03 PM
      1. I would definitely go with what Kenny says. - Margolis on Aug 23, 3:57 PM
      2. kinder mom here - I agree with Kenny : ) nt - Andrea on Aug 23, 7:34 PM
    3. I'm sure Kenny's right - Jen in TN on Aug 23, 3:50 PM
    4. Thanks all, and, - Funintheskies on Aug 23, 3:59 PM
    5. Can you get more information? - MaggieM on Aug 23, 5:18 PM
    6. Hi Fun!! - FL Gal on Aug 23, 9:27 PM
     
  40. See above post. NT. View entire thread - Anonymous on Aug 23, 10:49 AM
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  42. New and looking for information View entire thread - Anonymous on Aug 22, 4:15 PM
    1. Re: New and looking for information - green.elephant on Aug 22, 9:27 PM
    2. Welcome - Ariadne on Aug 23, 5:51 AM
    3. Hi, thanks for considering donating, and . . . - Maggie in VA on Aug 23, 8:23 AM
    4. Thank you! - Anonymous on Aug 23, 10:35 AM
     
  43. Feeding Issues, NICU parenting View entire thread - LadyMagoo on Aug 22, 1:59 AM
    1. I would follow your instincts - Jen in TN on Aug 22, 8:17 AM
      1. Trying to turbocharge my breast milk was the biggest thing I ddi - BlessedThistle on Aug 22, 9:02 AM
    2. You are doing great! - Kenny on Aug 23, 3:13 PM
    3. Just be there - tHK on Aug 24, 5:19 AM
     
 
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